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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:58 PM

Hi Folks!

A very long time lurker here. Wanted to share briefly what DU has been for me over the years.

I moved from the East Coast to Oregon in 2001. I was reeling from the election fiasco of 2000 and enjoying the discovery of the beauty of the West Coast when the attacks of 9/11 occurred, far from family and friends. I was working evenings at a small quiet hospital with much time on my hands when I came across DU while looking for a source of news that was accurate. Being at work, I did not feel free to join or post and it became a habit to check in here for news.

Just reading the posts and seeing the many people here with similar POVs was enough to get me through rough times of loneliness until I had found a community in RL. Even then, I would come here for Late Breaking News, the brilliant general discussions and the wackiness of the Lounge. Now I find myself back on the East Coast with much time on my hands and a desire to join the discussion here.

Thanks y'all for keeping me sane during th b*sh years and looking forward to another 4 years with Pres. Obama!

and I know.....get to work!

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Reply Hi Folks! (Original post)
Scruffy Rumbler Nov 2012 OP
meti57b Nov 2012 #1
Scruffy Rumbler Nov 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #2
Scruffy Rumbler Nov 2012 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #5
fightthegoodfightnow Nov 2012 #6
Scruffy Rumbler Nov 2012 #7
boguspotus Nov 2012 #8
Scruffy Rumbler Nov 2012 #9
wolfsister77 Nov 2012 #10
Scruffy Rumbler Nov 2012 #11

Response to Scruffy Rumbler (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:01 PM

1. Welcome aboard!!!

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Response to meti57b (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:29 PM

3. Thanks!

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Response to Scruffy Rumbler (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:06 PM

2. My dear Scruffy Rumbler!

Welcome to DU! I'm so glad you decided to join...

Your story is most interesting. This is a great place.........

I look forward to talking with you!



And thank you for your very kind post in my thread!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:35 PM

4. Thanks CaliforniaPeggy....

For some reason you and MFM resonate with me. I love his humor and I dig your strong yet gentle vibes. Thanks for the welcome!

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Response to Scruffy Rumbler (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:44 PM

5. Funny you should say that!

He and I are very good friends out in the "real" world.

He is so much fun to talk to!

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Response to Scruffy Rumbler (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:05 PM

6. go Scuffy

....East Coast to Oregon. Wow....now that must have been an experience.

Please also join us in the the LBGT Civil Rights and Activst Forum as a subscriber....better yet as a participant!

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Response to fightthegoodfightnow (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:27 AM

7. Will do!

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Response to Scruffy Rumbler (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:05 PM

8. Longest time lurker checking in:

Hi There - I have been lurking way too long - time to get more involved! The username boguspotus is from 2001 if you can believe it! If anyone can tell me how to change my username that would be great.

Not a troll!!

Thanks

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Response to boguspotus (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:46 PM

9. Hey boguspotus!

Just because we lurked, doesn't mean we're trolls!

As to user name change, I would ask in the meta forum/group. I believe the admins do a name change amnesty every once in a while. That is the only times I am aware of.

Oh and welcome back!

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Response to Scruffy Rumbler (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:43 PM

10. Hello

Hi and welcome!!

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Response to wolfsister77 (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:24 PM

11. Thanks wolfsister77 !

Hi and welcome to you, too!

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