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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:50 PM

Hey freeloaders, time to sign up and pay for DU

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DU is on Defcon 3. Defcon 4 is Members Only. Defcon 5 is paid members only. Time to buck up and send some money to DU. If you don't sign up and pay, you won't have access to the latest thoughts coming out of my head. And no one wants to miss Defcon 6!

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Reply Hey freeloaders, time to sign up and pay for DU (Original post)
Renew Deal Nov 2012 OP
Lefta Dissenter Nov 2012 #1
fleur-de-lisa Nov 2012 #2
Plucketeer Nov 2012 #9
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #3
LP2K12 Nov 2012 #4
rbrnmw Nov 2012 #5
Systematic Chaos Nov 2012 #6
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #27
Systematic Chaos Nov 2012 #40
timber84 Nov 2012 #7
Hugin Nov 2012 #8
gkhouston Nov 2012 #59
Viva_La_Revolution Nov 2012 #10
Hugin Nov 2012 #16
CuriousAboutPolls Nov 2012 #11
Skink Nov 2012 #12
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #28
BainsBane Nov 2012 #13
faithfulcitizen Nov 2012 #29
fleur-de-lisa Nov 2012 #43
texanwitch Nov 2012 #14
mecherosegarden Nov 2012 #15
DippyDem Nov 2012 #17
pintobean Nov 2012 #18
Systematic Chaos Nov 2012 #20
faithfulcitizen Nov 2012 #30
Systematic Chaos Nov 2012 #42
NightWatcher Nov 2012 #19
Canuckistanian Nov 2012 #21
silvershadow Nov 2012 #22
Zoeisright Nov 2012 #23
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #37
DearHeart Nov 2012 #56
Liberal In Red State Nov 2012 #24
faithfulcitizen Nov 2012 #31
VenusRising Nov 2012 #36
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #38
Hugin Nov 2012 #25
winstars Nov 2012 #26
Prism Nov 2012 #32
a kennedy Nov 2012 #33
cali Nov 2012 #34
No DUplicitous DUpe Nov 2012 #35
warrprayer Nov 2012 #39
Bake Nov 2012 #41
MadHound Nov 2012 #44
JesterCS Nov 2012 #46
MadHound Nov 2012 #47
LineLineLineLineNew Reply .
justabob Nov 2012 #51
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #52
JesterCS Nov 2012 #45
hfojvt Nov 2012 #48
Call Me Wesley Nov 2012 #72
Beaverhausen Nov 2012 #49
tabasco Nov 2012 #50
opiate69 Nov 2012 #53
HappyMe Nov 2012 #64
opiate69 Nov 2012 #66
justabob Nov 2012 #65
hogwyld Nov 2012 #54
sarisataka Nov 2012 #55
Londoncalling Nov 2012 #57
Lucky 13 Nov 2012 #58
txdemsftw Nov 2012 #60
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #62
txdemsftw Nov 2012 #63
Earth_First Nov 2012 #61
Lyric Nov 2012 #67
lillypaddle Nov 2012 #68
Egnever Nov 2012 #69
Renew Deal Nov 2012 #74
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #70
Call Me Wesley Nov 2012 #71
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #73
REP Nov 2012 #75

Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:53 PM

1. thanks for the reminder to check

to make sure mine hadn't expired, and to make sure I remember my password!

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:53 PM

2. Love Level 6 . . . can't wait! - n/t

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:02 PM

9. I love my fellow DUers too much

to subject them to see me at Defcon 6 proceedings!

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:54 PM

3. Well that seems neighborly

if almost completely NARCISSISTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:55 PM

4. My star...

is much prettier than your star.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:56 PM

5. I'm broke I use to be a Star Member

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:58 PM

6. I'll be sure to slip them a few bucks off our SNAP card.

I'm sure they'll be happy to take the food stamps, seeing as how my disability check was spent through a couple days after we got it. My wife is on public health assistance with no job and is stuck there for however many months it will take for an infection of west valley fever to go away. Could be six months, could be a fucking year.

Thanks for shitting on the poor and disabled. That really just fucking warms the fuck out of my heart.

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:26 PM

27. This is nothing about you personally

And it looks like your donor status on DU is good.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #27)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:58 PM

40. Somebody came through and saved me.

I had to put some major trust in them, but it was worth it.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:00 PM

7. Just did!

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:00 PM

8. Is there a Zombie Apocalypse at Level 8?



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Response to Hugin (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:25 PM

59. No, that's when MIRT goes in a no-holds-barred firefight, trying to ban each other.

Except for those who like to ban themselves.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:02 PM

10. I've been waiting for Level 6!

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Response to Viva_La_Revolution (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:07 PM

16. Me too!

(:

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:03 PM

11. Whoo Hoo

Whoo Hoo! I just signed up and it makes me happy to be able to do so. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:03 PM

12. Levei 7 you are locked in a room with Chuck Toad and a map

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Response to Skink (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:27 PM

28. Ahhh! Noooooooooo

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:04 PM

13. I'm no longer a freeloader.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:31 PM

29. okay, I feel dumb, how do you pay & get a star?

I looked a few days ago, but can't find it anywhere on the site!!!! please help.

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Response to faithfulcitizen (Reply #29)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:51 PM

43. At the top of the page, find 'My Account' . . .

click on it, then look for the tab on the far right that reads 'Star Membership'.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:06 PM

14. I paid last night.

I didn't know that you could pay what you wanted.

I have a star again.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:07 PM

15. I paid so I am not longer a freeloader ( again )

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:07 PM

17. I'm no longer a DU moocher! :)

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Response to pintobean (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:17 PM

20. I'm fucking FURIOUS right now, man.

Wife and I have been broke since 2 days after I got paid last month. There wasn't enough in the budget for a donation no matter how bad I wanted to (and I do, believe me).

Is it even possible to get gifted a star now? Should some of us long-timers who are struggling even ask? I feel shitty about begging but I'm getting desperate. I can't be without this site tonight.

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Response to Systematic Chaos (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:32 PM

30. you have a star, so you're good right?

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Response to faithfulcitizen (Reply #30)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:59 PM

42. I am now, yes. A very nice person donated me one.

So I'm no longer furious.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:16 PM

19. I'm already at Level 6

Party nekkid

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:17 PM

21. I re-upped last night

I knew this might happen

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:22 PM

22. Just paid, thank you!

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:27 PM

23. That's rude. A lot of people can't afford to donate.

Buh-bye.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #23)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:52 PM

37. A lot of people that want to participate can't if things get busy here

I wanted more people to be able to participate, not less.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #23)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:21 PM

56. I agree! Some of us are still out of work!

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:34 PM

24. So am looking for a way to donate . . . Please advise

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Response to Liberal In Red State (Reply #24)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:33 PM

31. me too.

cannot figure it out...

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Response to Liberal In Red State (Reply #24)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:49 PM

36. There is a link under My Account to donate.

Click on the Star Membership tab. Everything should be there.

Welcome to DU!!

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Response to Liberal In Red State (Reply #24)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:53 PM

38. Right here

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:44 PM

25. Looks like the auxiliary back-up secondary servers have kicked in...

Either that or we were experiencing a test.

Whatever, I'm sure the Higher Powers of DU Performance will do their utmost to keep teh DU available to as many people who need it as long as is possible.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:47 PM

26. Sorry bud, been here since hanging chads and gave all my extra $$$ to our President!!!

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:40 PM

32. A'right. Clothes optional convinced me. N/t

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:41 PM

33. I can pay early....I'm due for my renewal on November 14th.

Just made my payment. Love U DU.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:43 PM

34. I can't afford it. It's that simple.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:44 PM

35. My star expires in 6 days, just renewed. (Thanks for the heads-up).

Love DU! It's like family. Happy to contribute.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:57 PM

39. 47% of us? n/t

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:59 PM

41. Hmmm, Level 3 says "post counts not displayed."

And you say we're on Level 3. And yet I see post counts.

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.



Bake

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:55 PM

44. Umm, excuse me, but there's no need for you to be a rude asshole about this,

 

You do recognize the fact that many people simply can't afford to pay for anything besides the basics, don't you? Calling such people "freeloaders" is rude, to the point that you're sounding like a 'Pug complaining about welfare. I suggest that you should either reword your post or delete it. Besides, who died and put you in charge of subscriptions?

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Response to MadHound (Reply #44)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:57 PM

46. err

If you're a registered member you'll probably be just fine tonight.

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Response to JesterCS (Reply #46)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:05 PM

47. I'm a long time star member, thank you very much,

 

That doesn't mean that I condone somebody being rude to those who can't afford to pay for this place.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #47)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:15 PM

51. .

thank you.... freeloader was really the wrong word to use. There are a good number of us who just can't swing it right now.

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Response to MadHound (Reply #44)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:16 PM

52. I think you're the only one fitting that criteria.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:56 PM

45. Dont forget to let all Star Members know when #6 is =D n/t

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:11 PM

48. I understand that 47% of DUers don't have stars

your job is not to worry about them

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #48)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:22 PM

72. Ain't that the truth?

Hope you're well.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:12 PM

49. Paypal doesn't like me

I always had a star in the past.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:14 PM

50. No can do.

The welfare check hasn't arrived and I still need to gas up the Cadillac.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:18 PM

53. No money for a star right now... hoping it doesn`t get to defcon 5

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #53)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:33 PM

64. I know.

Every time I think I can get one, something comes up. I just had to send money to my son so he could get their car fixed. Their money is tight and that's what a mom is for.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #64)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:40 PM

66. You`re a good mom... I know mine would do the same if she could..

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #53)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:35 PM

65. +2

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:19 PM

54. Is there a way to gift a star?

Some people here are like family and can't swing it.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:20 PM

55. Well...

I am unable to work due to an injury and the resulting surgery.
My benefit period ran out on October 4. I am the only wage earner in a house of 5, so we have an income of $0 for the last six weeks.

Last week I had a nice conversation with the deputy who brought me foreclosure papers. I have until December 11 to come up with $11,000 or the house goes up for sale.

Yesterday I spent 2 hours at the food shelf to get three bags of food, over half past its expiration date. Luckily the shelf also gives out pet food.

My Dr. clinic called to tell me insurance had left a huge gap in payments. I cannot schedule an appointment until I pay the $3000 difference. I cannot return to work (and earn money to pay the bill) until the doctors signs off that I am able.

Today I received a disconnect notice from the water company. I borrowed gas money from my disabled mother in law (the 5th member of our house hold) so we could go vote.

On the way home we took some of the pet food to the dog tied in the back of the house that had a fire three weeks ago. We are afraid no one is caring for it and animal control would just put the poor thing down.

Were can I send an IOU?

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:22 PM

57. Most of the time I mainly read

and have done for years...Right now I am broke, out of work etc..

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:22 PM

58. Thanks for reminding me.

Just re-upped!

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:27 PM

60. Please let me know if

you can gift a star...I'd really like to help someone out.

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Response to txdemsftw (Reply #60)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:29 PM

62. I tried to find a way

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #62)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:30 PM

63. That really sucks..

I wish I could help out.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:27 PM

61. Hey Mitt, is that you...?

Please forgive me for occupying the same bandwidth as you.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:44 PM

67. I would if I could.

Alas, I don't think DU stars are available as a food stamp card purchase.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 04:45 PM

68. I paid up yesterday

worth every penny!

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:37 PM

69. Hey fuckwit

How bout you eat shit?

A donation to DU is so far down on my priority list at the moment it barely registers.

I have been here for years off and on and when the money is there to throw their way they have gotten it and when it isn't they don't.

Life is like that.

But a big FU is what I have right now for your free loader BS you can take that horse dung back to the Romney campaign where you got it.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #69)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:00 PM

74. I wasn't talking about you personally

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:40 PM

70. I suppose that's one way to encourage folks to donate. nt

PB

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:20 PM

71. 'Freeloaders?' really?

The 47% of DU members who don't have a star because of many reasons? 'Freeloaders,' huh? That's disgusting.

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 06:44 PM

73. Is there a level where Caligual shows up?

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Response to Renew Deal (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:07 PM

75. Help reduce server load! Post site functionality threads in Meta, please!

Thank you! Locking.

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