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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:33 PM
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God bless the DU. I am glad I found this place.
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 09:36 PM by IsItJustMe
I had never been on a blog before a few weeks ago. I kept on hearing about them. Hell they even reported on them at CNN from time to time.

A few weeks ago I was watching C-SPAN and some gal on their mentioned DU. I gave it a try and like what I saw. Since I'v been here I have had some interesting conversation and have even gotten pissed off a time or two. It's all been good though and I want to thank everybody hear. It has made my life more interesting.

I guess it's time to donate huh.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:34 PM
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1. Hear Hear!
Most Incredible Site On The Web, Period.

Welcome!
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:35 PM
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2. :hi:
:hi:
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:35 PM
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3. Welcome to DU
And no, It'sNotJustYou!
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ellenfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:38 PM
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7. lol, you stole my thunder! it's all of us,
IsItJustMe. welcome to du. this place has been a big help to me, too.

ellen fl
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:36 PM
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4. Welcome to DU!!
:hi:
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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:36 PM
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5. keeps me informed
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 09:37 PM by yorkiemommie1
and SANE! :hi:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:37 PM
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6. It's a good place, full of good people. We all, I think felt the same when
we found it. So no, it's not just you.

See you around the forums.

Redstone
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:38 PM
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8. Welcome, fellow traveler!
This is a great place to come for a laugh, an argument, a shoulder to cry on, or just the strength to keep up the fight.

:hi:
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:39 PM
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9. See you've got 350 posts so you haven't been shy
Welcome to the light. Mind expansion without the hangover or guilt.
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:40 PM
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10. We love to have you here
DU rocks

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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:41 PM
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11. Welcome
Sit down , have a cup of coffee and lets talk.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:42 PM
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12. DU has been my sanity-and got me through my kid's time in Iraq
I live in a very republican,koolaid-drinking area of Texas.DU inspired me to become active,write letters to the editor,and expand my circle of friends.When my son was in Iraq,I had trouble finding other parents of soldiers who felt like I do.(actually,few of my neighbors children have been in the military)I have learned more than I can ever give back.Welcome-you are among an ever-widening circle of friends...
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carolinalady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:52 PM
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13. Welcome to DU-Donate; get your bumper sticker and spread
the word!

:headbang:
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:01 PM
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14. Welcome to DU!! It's ok to get pissed off! Stand your ground!
:hi:
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:02 PM
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15. Welcome to DU, and look at the screen names above mine:
Great people you'll be proud to say you knew even before you hit +1000 posts.


:thumbsup:
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NastyRiffraff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:02 PM
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16. Welcome!
Get out the popcorn and beer....you're in for quite a ride!

:toast: :popcorn:
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:07 PM
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17. Ha! Be careful. I lost my modem today. I can't get a replacement
until Tuesday. I'm piggybacking on my neighbors unsecured wireless. I think of it as looking over the shoulder and reading the paper. I'm addicted to the net and this site is a reason why. Welcome to DU.
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freethought Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:09 PM
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18. Welcome to the neighborhood!
Some people may anger you. Some people may drive you nuts. You may drive them nuts. But hey, variety is the spice of life!! Welcome!
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:11 PM
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19. You can donate at any time
by clicking on the "donate" button at the top right of the page. And they'll take as little as five bucks, which has been all I could spare on more than on occasion.

:headbang:
rocknation
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:15 PM
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20. WELCOME
:toast:
Easy going and intellectually detached is hard when you believe firmly in deep and important things.

But better that way, huh.
:hi:
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:17 PM
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21. Welcome!
We love to have you here and people are great!

:hi:
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KainNero Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:19 PM
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22. welcome welcome
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:41 AM
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35. Welcom to you, too
:hi:
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:22 PM
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23. Welcome and a caveat:
It is always good to have a new person here. Things are a little different though and here is some advice:

The Lounge: best avoided by decent and godfearing folk, but you can venture into it in Level IV or greater biohazard gear for short spells if carrying a Gideon's Bible. Be especially wary around denizens of that hoary clime. Oh, they seem reasonable enough, to be sure, but then, before you know it, you are sucked into whole endless threads about thongs, hugs, Yaks, Coffee, strange news or New England sports teams. Some go in there and never come out. All it needs is a River Styx to cross, on the way in, if you know what I mean.


Remember that now you have started here to eat more fiber and up your vitamin dosage per day, as well. And do try to get some sleep. There are some here that haven't slept since 2001 and it shows.

;-)


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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:16 PM
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28. LOL!
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:23 PM
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24. Welcome!
:hi:
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:25 PM
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25. Welcome to DU!
Same thing happened to me a long time ago.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:28 PM
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26. I love this place. after december, 2000, it saved my life.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:14 PM
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27. Welcome!
This place has saved the sanity of those of us who are "awake among the sleepwalkers".

Were it not for DU I would be stark raving mad.



:grouphug:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:19 PM
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29. Ditto!!
I'm grateful for DU...and was pleased to find some ol' friends here!

Welcome! :hi: :toast: :dem:
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:34 PM
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30. Welcome to the BEST community on the internet!
This is a place where you can get the inside scoop ahead of time, discover important petitions to participate in, rant when you need to, commiserate when necessary, and get a good laugh when you're down.

Welcome to DU!
:hi:
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 12:02 AM
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31. Welcome! You've missed a lot over the past few years, but stick around
Edited on Sun Mar-05-06 12:04 AM by Hissyspit
and you will catch up fast. Notice how the conventional wisdom that develops through the sharing of information and give-and-take here turns out to be the truth all the time and eventually even shows up in the "mainsteam" corporate media a month or year later.

:patriot:

:party:

:toast:
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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 07:21 AM
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32. Hi! :) n/t
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MoJoWorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:00 AM
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33. It is called FREE SPEECH--- just about the best rush one can have.
I found DU in 2004, and it has been a lifeline for me. It is like a town square open forum, where we can agree to disagree, from time to time. A whiff of democracy to take away from the stench that is our so called "free press" and lack of true representation in our government.
I don't know what I would do if I didn't have a place like DU to find out real news, and real views of what is going on in the world.

THANKS DU, and all who participate.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:40 AM
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34. Welcome
DU saved my sanity...or what I had left of it, anyway.

Do donate. You'll be able to check out all the great groups. Cooking and Baking rules!
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