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Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:23 AM

Posted over at DU2 re: DUer Givemebackmycountry

I did a search, and could not find mention of this, so I thought I would pass it along to those who knew him.

"Many of you for years have enjoyed the posts of my brother John, under the name
givemebackmycountry. I am deeply saddened to report that John passed away suddenly on January
14th. As many of you who knew John on DU, he has been an active member and contributor since
2004 and had over 6000 posts. He was outspoken, sincere in his beliefs, and infuriated at all
acts of unfairness and ignorance.

So during this current election cycle and circle jerk of stupidity enacted by the republican party,
I hoist a tall frothy one to my brother, John. I will miss talking politics with you, hugging you,
laughing with you, chatting with you, and just about everything about you. I hope your friends on DU
will do the same.

Miss you John "

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x2480265

Edit to add: Kick this post every now and then, so it doesn't get lost.

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Reply Posted over at DU2 re: DUer Givemebackmycountry (Original post)
Contrary1 Mar 2012 OP
katsy Mar 2012 #1
ScreamingMeemie Mar 2012 #2
WilliamPitt Mar 2012 #3
Hissyspit Mar 2012 #41
MarianJack Mar 2012 #4
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #5
Ohio Joe Mar 2012 #6
lpbk2713 Mar 2012 #7
arthritisR_US Mar 2012 #8
Little Star Mar 2012 #9
babylonsister Mar 2012 #10
myrna minx Mar 2012 #11
Lebam in LA Mar 2012 #12
Ecumenist Mar 2012 #13
Contrary1 Mar 2012 #14
Moostache Mar 2012 #15
barbtries Mar 2012 #16
sharp_stick Mar 2012 #17
Tikki Mar 2012 #18
cate94 Mar 2012 #19
yellerpup Mar 2012 #20
Vincardog Mar 2012 #21
NEOhiodemocrat Mar 2012 #22
blm Mar 2012 #23
nolabear Mar 2012 #24
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2012 #25
nadinbrzezinski Mar 2012 #26
grantcart Mar 2012 #27
proud2BlibKansan Mar 2012 #28
Uncle Joe Mar 2012 #29
TorchTheWitch Mar 2012 #30
nashville_brook Mar 2012 #31
Blue_Tires Mar 2012 #32
KT2000 Mar 2012 #33
livetohike Mar 2012 #34
closeupready Mar 2012 #35
Solly Mack Mar 2012 #36
Greybnk48 Mar 2012 #37
Jack Rabbit Mar 2012 #38
Lone_Star_Dem Mar 2012 #39
jsmirman Mar 2012 #40
horseshoecrab Mar 2012 #42
AtomicKitten Mar 2012 #43
pacalo Mar 2012 #44
chknltl Mar 2012 #45
Lochloosa Mar 2012 #46
Kali Mar 2012 #47
joeybee12 Mar 2012 #48
Cleita Mar 2012 #49
gateley Mar 2012 #50
Auntie Bush Mar 2012 #51
LineReply .
Quantess Mar 2012 #52
FourScore Mar 2012 #53
Doremus Mar 2012 #54
randr Mar 2012 #55
WillyT Mar 2012 #56
etherealtruth Mar 2012 #57
DinahMoeHum Mar 2012 #58
The Wielding Truth Mar 2012 #59
Bossy Monkey Mar 2012 #60
cry baby Mar 2012 #61
RagAss Mar 2012 #62
rufus dog Mar 2012 #63
leveymg Mar 2012 #64
qanda Mar 2012 #65
Contrary1 Mar 2012 #66
Kennah Mar 2012 #67
Tripod Mar 2012 #68
Norrin Radd Mar 2012 #69
Junkdrawer Mar 2012 #70
DesertFlower Mar 2012 #71
DesertFlower Mar 2012 #72
ProgressiveATL Mar 2012 #73
Harriety Mar 2012 #74
rurallib Mar 2012 #75
Catherine Vincent Mar 2012 #76
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2012 #77

Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:25 AM

1. RIP

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:25 AM

2. RIP John

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:25 AM

3. Damn.

 

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 04:08 PM

41. Yes.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:27 AM

4. For your brother, and for all of those we love...

...we will solidly repudiate the circle jerk of stupidity this year.

Please accept my condolences for your loss.

PEACE!

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:27 AM

5. R.I.P.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:27 AM

6. RIP - nt

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:27 AM

7. I remember GMBMC well.





I join you in your salute and may he rest in peace.



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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:27 AM

8. TY for posting this....

To John,

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:27 AM

9. RIP Givemebackmycountry.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:31 AM

10. I'm very glad you found this; I remember him well.

RIP, gmbmc.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:31 AM

11. Rest in peace, friend.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:32 AM

12. RIP

Another loss to the dialogue here on DU. He will be missed.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:33 AM

13. I'm so sorry to read this Contrary1. Please accept my deepest condolences

God bless your family. May John have a safe passage and rest in peace.

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:36 AM

14. Givemebackmycountry was not my brother, though I would have been proud to claim him...

just passing the news along.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:45 AM

15. May he always be remembered fondly. (n/t)

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:59 AM

16. kicked.

sorry to hear of his passing.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:59 AM

17. Kick and thanks for the note

I remember him fondly

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:03 PM

18. RIP

Thank you for letting us know of your brother's passing. Hugs to the family.


The Tikkis

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:04 PM

19. RIP John

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:06 PM

20. So sorry for your loss.

I remember him and will gladly drink a toast in his honor. He and I joined in the same year. Peace to you.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:23 PM

21. RIP

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:35 PM

22. RIP John

You will be missed.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:46 PM

23. Peace to you, dear patriot gmbmc

(( ))

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 12:58 PM

24. Peace to him, to you, to us all.

Thank you for letting us know. I'm so sorry.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:10 PM

25. Glad you'll keep up the good fight for your brother

(I am trying to do the same, in whatever small ways I can)

RIP John

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:12 PM

26. Rip

 

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:21 PM

27. Best wishes to John's family at this time of terrible loss.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:23 PM

28. OMG I knew him when he lived here

He was hilarious. I loved talking to him.

This makes me very sad.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:28 PM

29. I'm sorry for your loss.

Peace, healing and strength to you and your family.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:36 PM

30. very sad news

Condolences to his family and all that knew and loved him.


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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:38 PM

31. kick rec

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:40 PM

32. we lost another good one...

very sad

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:54 PM

33. Sorry to hear this

I always appreciated his DU name too.
RIP

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:58 PM

34. Rest in peace John and my sympathy to his

family and all who knew and loved him

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 01:59 PM

35. Damn. Sad to hear that.

 

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 02:04 PM

36. RIP.

So many gone.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 02:13 PM

37. Rip John. : ( n/t

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Tue Mar 20, 2012, 02:22 PM

38. ()


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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 02:27 PM

39. Terrible news. He was a good one.

Thanks for bringing this over here for the rest of us to see too.

What a loss.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 03:27 PM

40. I remember him. RIP, indeed

very sorry to hear the news

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 04:18 PM

42. Rest in Peace John

Sincere condolences to John's family and friends.


horseshoecrab

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 04:21 PM

43. My most heartfelt condolences to the family.

Last edited Wed Mar 21, 2012, 02:38 AM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 04:44 PM

44. So sorry to hear.

Thank you for relaying the message, C1.

So sad.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 04:59 PM

45. KnR

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 05:03 PM

46. silent kick.....

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 05:06 PM

47. oh no

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 05:08 PM

48. Oh, that sucks...

 

RIP John





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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 05:15 PM

49. Sorry to read this.

A peaceful passing to John. We don't know what he died from and I respect the family's privacy here.

However, I wonder of all our DUers who have passed since this website was founded, how many would have been with us still if we had decent universal health care. I know one, Andy Stephenson who would have been, and even all the efforts DUers made to make sure he got the life saving surgery he needed, it was too late due to bureaucratic red tape and the nefarious actions of others.

It seems we have lost too many good souls though.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 05:31 PM

50. RIP, John. May his family know his extended family here a @ DU loved him dearly, too. nt

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Tue Mar 20, 2012, 05:33 PM

51. He's up there with my two John's (husband and son) talking politics. Bless each and one of them!

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Tue Mar 20, 2012, 06:09 PM

52. .

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 06:09 PM

53. I remember givemebackmycountry quite well.

I remember him so well because I used to be called "whereismyparty" until someone pointed out the abbreviation for that is "wimp", so I changed it. givemebackmycountry because it had a similar ring to it -- only not wimpy.

I am so sorry for your pain, dear Contrary1. May the memories you cherish keep him alive in your heart.

To John...

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 06:54 PM

54. K&R for John. Rest well, friend. nt

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 08:30 PM

55. You are one good brother-thanx

RIP gbmc

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 08:32 PM

56. Damn It...

 







Peace...

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 08:34 PM

57. RIP

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 09:01 PM

58. John, we will carry on for you.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 09:02 PM

59. Good rest, brother John, aka:Givemebackmycountry. We will carry on.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 09:09 PM

60. So sorry to hear it nt

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 09:48 PM

61. Thank you for letting us know. I'm sorry for your loss...

and ours.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 09:51 PM

62. RIP John !

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 09:56 PM

63. Enjoyed his posts

Sorry for the loss of your brother.

Peace be with you.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 09:59 PM

64. gmbmc will be missed.

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Tue Mar 20, 2012, 10:42 PM

65. Sorry to hear that

RIP John. My condolences to his family.

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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 12:49 AM

66. Kick for late night crowd. n/t

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 01:42 AM

67. Rest in peace, good sir

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 04:07 AM

68. Sorry John! Givemebackmycountry

I hate to see a good person fall!

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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 04:54 AM

69. Condolences

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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 05:02 AM

70. RIP

I want America back too, John.

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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 05:18 AM

71. RIP

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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 05:20 AM

72. sorry for your loss. may he RIP.

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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 07:58 AM

73. RIP

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 08:49 AM

74. My condolences on the loss of your brother John

I also suffered a big loss of someone in our family who was very outspoken. He attended many a rally for farm aid, protested, got arrested a few times, and even ran for Governor of Wisconsin. (He'd have been way better than the present WI gov.) Rick died from a brain tumor 5 years ago in May. Every time I sign a petition, attend a rally, or show my dissent for injustice I remember Rick as I am sure you will do the same with John. The the people who speak against injustice are an inspiration to us all. Where they have lead we will follow. RIP John

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 09:03 AM

75. sorry to her this. I enjoyed his posts

the sad part of being a community is that some move on or die.
The good part is the new blood that constantly comes in

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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 10:27 AM

76. RIP

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Response to Contrary1 (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 10:47 PM

77. How terribly, terribly sad.

He certainly will be missed here.

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