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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:17 PM

RainDog is dead

I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I knew her a little bit in real life - I met her on DU.

A good friend of hers posted about it on Facebook this morning. I messaged the friend and she said that 'RainDog' died yesterday.

She had posted about being in pain, and being depressed in recent weeks.

She was quite a lover of books and music.

This is from a blog that she contributed to:

http://electronpencil.com/2014/07/24/hot-air-110/


her Facebook book page:

https://www.facebook.com/BookSavoury

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:18 PM

1. That's very sad...thoughts for her family and friends...

 

I hope she's at peace.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:19 PM

2. oh no. she was one of my favorites.

 

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:40 PM

198. Mine too.

What sad news. I'll miss her. She was such an understanding and compassionate person.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:19 PM

3. RIP, Raindog.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:19 PM

4. RIP, RainDog.

 

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:20 PM

5. May she rest in peace.

 

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:21 PM

6. This is very sad news.

RIP RainDog.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:22 PM

7. Oh, no!

RainDog, I hope you are at peace.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:22 PM

8. I'm very sorry to hear about this.

 

I always appreciated her posts, and I wish her loved ones comfort. You'll be missed, RainDog.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:22 PM

9. May she rest in peace.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:22 PM

10. She was a wonderful, wonderful person

A well needed voice of reason here on a number of subjects.

Safe Passage, Rain Dog.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:22 PM

11. RIP Raindog.

A sterling poster here.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:22 PM

12. Damn. Her voice will be missed here...



Condolences and best thoughts to her friends and family.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:23 PM

13. Oh no! This is very sad news.

I know she loved Tom Waits - so I post this with a sad heart.

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 01:19 AM

205. She was certainly the only DUer named after a TW album. But what a great record it is.

R.I.P RainDog. This is really shocking news, though admittedly I didn't know her very well.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:24 PM

14. That is sad news, I'm so sorry!

RIP and condolences to her loved ones

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:24 PM

15. May she rest in peace.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:25 PM

16. RIP RainDog.

 

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:26 PM

17. Aw man...that is so sad!~

I always appreciated her posts.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:26 PM

18. RainDog!!!

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:26 PM

19. So sad. Condolences to her family and loved ones.

 

Separately, can someone post some of her "greatest hits"/best posts? TIA.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:28 PM

20. RIP, RainDog.

Condolences to her family and friends.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:29 PM

21. That is sad.

 

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:29 PM

22. My condolences

to her friends and family. Dana

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:29 PM

23. RIP

I always looked forward to her posts.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:29 PM

24. Sad news

 

RIP RainDog.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:30 PM

25. Some people don't mesh well with this hard, ugly world --

 

I think she was one. Hope you are at peace finally.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:31 PM

26. My condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:31 PM

27. I'm so sorry to hear that. nt

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:31 PM

28. Very sorry to hear

 

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:31 PM

29. Very sad news...




Tikki

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:32 PM

30. Oh no!



RIP RainDog.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:33 PM

31. last post Sat Jul 19, 2014, 10:50 PM RainDog (28,784 posts)

This is the only response to this week that I can share

Just this. - with none of the fancy guitar pyrotechnics, the walls of guitars, without the show. Just this simple dirge carried by a rhetorically profound irony ... With every mistake we must surely be learning. Surely. Gently weep.





http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017203676

rip

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #31)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:55 PM

51. Her journal shows a posting Tuesday, July 22 re

James Garner's death.
Sorry to know of her passing.
Sympathy to those who knew her and cared for her.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:34 PM

32. ((RainDog))

Last edited Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:44 PM - Edit history (1)

My buddy, my compatriot.

Peace to all who loved her.

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Response to blm (Reply #32)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:24 PM

78. I am floored.

((raindog))

We met after my Mother and I passed out news articles, (mainstream ala nyt) about concerns in the lead up to the war in Iraq, at the local farmer's market.

Later that day she posted about someone handing out news articles at her local farmer's market.

We met for coffee later that week.

I always counted on wise, passionate, yet tempered words when she weighed in on topics.

What a deep loss for our communities (DU and local.)

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Response to salin (Reply #78)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:47 PM

93. She was one of us.

geez, salin, so many at this point.

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Response to blm (Reply #93)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:18 PM

183. Best legalization advocate I knew here.

Very kind, very practical, very true. She helped motivate me to work on Colorado's legalization efforts. Quite literally (there are hundreds of posts of us discussing it).

This is an incredible loss, I am in total shock.

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Response to blm (Reply #32)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:02 PM

131. Didn't knew her, but my she find eternal peace

 

My though are with you, and her family. blm.....

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:34 PM

33. .

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:34 PM

34. k&r& :(

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:36 PM

35. Awww, no.

Another awesome longtime DUer gone. RIP, RainDog.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:37 PM

36. RIP for a great DUer. nt

 

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:38 PM

37. oh no!!



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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:38 PM

38. RIP RainDog.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:38 PM

39. So sad!

I enjoyed reading her and sought out her posts. I'm going to miss her here.

I hope she's found peace.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:41 PM

40. A post of hers from a month ago "Here's How to Change the World"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025165225

It's something I had been thinking about as well...


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Response to bloom (Reply #40)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:08 PM

66. Liked that post so well that I recced it.

R.I.P. Raindog.

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Response to bloom (Reply #40)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:50 PM

122. Good thoughts she had there...thanks for posting that.

for "Raindog"....here on DU since 2002. Those who've been here with her all these years remember her fondly. She won't be forgotten.

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Response to bloom (Reply #40)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:19 PM

157. thanks, that's a great post and I had not seen it...

I always enjoyed RainDog's posts. I will miss her.

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Response to bloom (Reply #40)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:31 PM

160. I had missed that post---so very thoughtful and thought-provoking..

I am so saddened to hear we lost RainDog. I can only hope that she is at peace and spared of suffering that I believe had plagued her over the years.

RIP, dear RainDog

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Response to bloom (Reply #40)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 01:48 AM

209. Thanks for...

... linking to her OP. I just read the whole thread and it was amazing. What a brilliant mind.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:41 PM

41. RIP RainDog

so sad..

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:41 PM

42. This is such terrible news...

 

nt

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:44 PM

43. RIP, RainDog

Condolences to all who knew and loved her

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:47 PM

44. :(((((((((((((

 

RIP

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:48 PM

45. RIP RainDog

She will be missed.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:48 PM

46. Very sad. My condolences to her family and friends.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:49 PM

47. RainDog = Dedication

I miss her already.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:52 PM

48. (((((((RainDog)))))))

 





Peace...

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:53 PM

49. I don't mean to pry, but what was her cause of death?

 

Is there any obituary, or perhaps did she ever put down an epitaph? I didn't know much about her, but I'm curious to know how she passed.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #49)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:04 PM

61. There is no obituary - that I can find - yet n/t

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Response to closeupready (Reply #49)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:40 PM

116. As the survivor of someone who died unexpectedly, this is not a good question to ask

If you knew her well enough to ask, you'd know the cause of the death or would have been told.

I am very tired of Nosey Parkers demanding to know the cause if my mother's death. If only they had showed that much interest in her while she was living, but no, I'm not going to feed their need for gossip. Cause of death was Nunya Business.

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Response to REP (Reply #116)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:46 PM

121. That's fine.

 

Peace.

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Response to REP (Reply #116)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:34 PM

162. I can appreciate the sensitivity. It is still hard for me to speak of my parents' deaths..

But, I do not believe those who ask mean any harm.

Death, especially sudden, unexpected death is just so hard to fathom sometimes. I guess that the questions are only natural, if painful for those closest to the loss.

to all who experience (and share) that pain.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #162)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:42 PM

164. I'm sure it's not meant with ill intent

But to ask the family and those close to the deceased what the manner of death was - especially so soon after - is so unimportant; the manner of life is what matters.

Those who were closest to the deceased know or were told; everyone else's curiosity can wait.

My mother died May 21 and I am getting emails from people who barely knew her wanting to know "how." I cannot imagine asking someone in mourning that was not a close relation or friend that question. I'd rather err on the side of not asking if it spares Raindog's family and friends the same feelings and pain. They have other things to do than satisfy the curiosity of strangers.

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Response to REP (Reply #164)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:50 PM

191. I don't know how to say this gently, but it's not your charge to be

the gatekeeper for anyone save your own family. That's not to say that your POV isn't understood. But people do wonder and it's wrong to assume they have "bad motives" for so doing. Unless RainDog was a family member, you shouldn't be finger wagging at those of us who wonder why this happened.

A lot of us knew this poster because she was such a strong advocate for legalization. It's only natural to wonder if that battle and her battles converged.

If that is the case, that doesn't detract or denigrate in any way. It merely increases the empathy quotient.

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Response to REP (Reply #164)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 07:28 AM

215. I think you overreacted because of your personal situation

Closeupready asked if there was a public obit or epitaph that anyone knew of. Understanding people's natural curiosity, asking if such info had been made public actually demonstrated sensitivity, IMO.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #49)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 09:28 PM

230. So far, all the obit says is that she died Wednesday. Arrangements are pending...

She was 58.

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Response to bloom (Reply #230)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 12:24 PM

236. Apparently there will be some sort of service in September, maybe in her state of origin..? nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #236)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 10:41 PM

239. Yes - there is to be a service in September.

I expect it will be in Indiana - but I don't know. I think she was born in Tennessee.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:54 PM

50. So sad

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:57 PM

52. RIP RainDog. n/t

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:58 PM

53. Wow

So so sad.

Peace be with you, RainDog.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 01:58 PM

54. Very sad news.



RIP, RainDog. Peace to your loved ones.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:00 PM

55. may Peace be with her friends and family. nt

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:01 PM

56. Damn, the DU memorial page is getting too crowded.

RIP RainDog.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:02 PM

57. I'm sad to here this.

She was a long timer. This is bad news.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:02 PM

58. How very sad -

RIP RainDog.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:03 PM

59. So very sorry to hear it. May she rest in peace. n/t

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:04 PM

60. Very sad to hear this.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:04 PM

62. Terrible

My condolences to friends and family.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:05 PM

63. Very sorry to hear this

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:05 PM

64. Sad news... RIP, RainDog.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:07 PM

65. Wow! Rest in peace RainDog.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:09 PM

67. She led me to DU. She posted the Top 10 Conservative Idiots

 

I was hooked.

I will miss her here... she was a great poster.

RIP



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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:10 PM

68. Oh No!

She was just posting here the other day!

This makes me so sad. I enjoyed her posted and intelligence. RIP RainDog. I can't believe this.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:10 PM

69. That's very sad - she was a good person and DUer

She will be missed.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:11 PM

70. My wish for Raindog and her loved ones is simply peace.

I have enjoyed her wisdom for many years and will miss her greatly.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:13 PM

71. An already bad day made worse.

Good night RainDog. I wish things had been different.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:13 PM

72. Wish I'd gotten to meet her.

 

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:14 PM

73. So sorry to hear this.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:15 PM

74. RIP, dear Raindog.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:16 PM

75. Oh, no. I'm so sorry.

 

She was here on DU a very long time and it will be very strange to not see her name on any more threads.

Here's to you, RainDog. You will be missed.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:18 PM

76. So very sad.

Thoughts go out to her family and friends. She will be missed.

RIP.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:22 PM

77. Logging in to express my surprise and sadness.

I was corresponding with her about 6 weeks ago and she was laying out all kinds of plans and getting ready to tackle new challenges.

Go with the goddess, dear Lady.

LTH

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:26 PM

79. :(



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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:28 PM

80. RIP RainDog

What a terrible shock. Peace to her family.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:29 PM

81. RIP

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:30 PM

82. I'm very sorry to hear this.

My sympathies to those that loved her.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:31 PM

83. .

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:32 PM

84. Very sad - Rest in Peace RainDog

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:33 PM

85. Happy Trails to RainDog...

...we'll miss you, here

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:34 PM

86. Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this...

I liked her very much. I always enjoyed reading her comments. She was an asset to DU. I will miss her.

Peace and strength to her family.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:34 PM

87. I'm so very sorry to hear that.

RIP RainDog

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:35 PM

88. RIP RainDog

I never knew you but it still hurts when a DU family member passes.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:37 PM

89. Make sure to contact the admins

so she can be added to the DU In Memoriam page.


rocktivity

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:38 PM

90. :'(





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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:42 PM

91. terribly sad new. RIP RainDog

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:46 PM

92. How very sad. RIP RainDog nt

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:56 PM

94. That is awful. I am so sorry.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:58 PM

95. Thoughts for her family in their loss

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 02:59 PM

96. Aw man.

RIP Paris

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:00 PM

97. Oh, no. So sorry to heawr that.

I looked for her posts. She will be missed greatly.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:01 PM

98. RIP

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:02 PM

99. Damnit. nt

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:03 PM

100. Peace and comfort to all that loved her

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:06 PM

101. OMG

no

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:06 PM

102. Wow. RIP, Raindog.

She always was passionate and unwavering in her beliefs. I had deep respect for her.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:06 PM

103. I am so sorry to hear that.

My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:07 PM

104. rest in peace

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:07 PM

105. I am so sad.

 

I really liked her. She was a great writer.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:09 PM

106. RIP Raindog

Interesting person, good poster here.

Sorry to hear this news. Way back when, we'd chat on FB quite a bit.

Thinking of her and her family and wishing them all well.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:09 PM

107. So sorry to hear that. She was one of my favorites.

Condolences to her family and friends. She'll be missed.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:14 PM

109. :( So sad. nt

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:14 PM

110. Rest in Beautiful Peace, Dear Raindog



This just cut me to the bone.

She was one of my favorite DUers.

As some of you know, been having a tough time myself and can't be here very much until things get resolved. I know the deep feelings of worthlessness our society heaps on those of us who aren't wealthy or physically perfect.

It kills me that Raindog is gone because of politics and social attitudes that degrade the soul, dehumanize the human, undervalue and undercompensate those who work so, so hard.

Be kind to those you know who are poor and struggling. Send them a few bucks. Get off your high horse and realize they probably work their asses off and your snubbing and judgmental attitudes about their position in life are SOUL-KILLING.

There are many on DU who aren't insufferable snobs, many who will help a fellow person in need, but those of you who are insufferable snobs know who you are. Help somebody else you know who is suffering as Rain Dog suffered. That's what she would want from you right now.




I loved you, RE Paris.

May you find the peace and acceptance you sought but never found in this corrupt, greedy world


to all who knew and loved her.


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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:22 PM

111. Rest in peace, Raindog

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:22 PM

112. Loved RainDog

She was a long time DU'er and will be greatly missed.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:33 PM

113. So very sad to hear this. :^(

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:35 PM

114. so sad Condolences to all

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:35 PM

115. RIP, Raindog.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:43 PM

117. .



I have no words.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:44 PM

118. Go in a good way, Raindog

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:44 PM

119. I am so sorry to read this

RIP RainDog

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:45 PM

120. Be at peace, RainDog.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:52 PM

124. So sad... RIP Raindog

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:54 PM

125. Aw damn. So sorry to hear this.

Thank you for letting us know, bloom.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:56 PM

126. godspeed, Raindog...

 



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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:56 PM

127. Oh no. I am so sorry to hear this.

My deepest condolences to her loved ones.
damn

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:56 PM

128. Peace out...

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:58 PM

129. :o(

Very sad news.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 03:59 PM

130. Go in light, sister RainDog.

I never met RainDog in-person, but her presence in a thread here at DU was a sure sign that it was worth reading. I knew her as a calm, reasoned, compassionate, and reliably progressive presence here.

She will be missed. Condolences to all her family and close friends.

Go in light, sister RainDog.

-app

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:09 PM

132. ". . .and I'll meet you further on up the road. . ." one day. . .

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:10 PM

133. Very sad news.

Thanks for letting us know.

While I didn't know her as well as I do a few DUers, I always enjoyed and respected her contributions here.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:17 PM

134. We have lost too damn many DU voices...

 

condolences to her friends & clan....

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:18 PM

135. My thoughts are with her family...

Thanks for letting us know.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:19 PM

136. that is sad. i am sorry to hear this. nt

 

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:21 PM

137. Oh no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Heartbreaking.........

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:25 PM

138. RIP RainDog

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:30 PM

139. So sad

She was a beautiful woman and will be missed by many.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:32 PM

140. Oh no!

One of my closest buddies on here. RIP dear sister, cross gently. I will miss you more than words can say - and we will keep up the good fight in your name.



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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:34 PM

141. One of the good DUers. Cross gently, RainDog...

 

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:34 PM

142. ...

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:57 PM

143. RIP RainDog :-(

Condolences to her family, friends and all who knew and loved her.

She was one of the few here who liked me, lol... we shared a common passion for getting cannabis legalized. She will be missed here... I feel a big void right now.


Peace,

Ghost

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 04:59 PM

144. A good person and a great DUer.

I was just recently getting to know her a little better.

RIP RainDog.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:02 PM

145. May this smile still be with her, somehow:



RIP to her family. The road can be very hard.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:06 PM

146. oh no...

RIP my friend... you will be missed

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:08 PM

147. That's terrible news. RIP Raindog n/t

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:10 PM

148. That's saddening.

A kind voice amongst the tempest.

my condolences to all she touched..

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:10 PM

149. ....

 

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:13 PM

150. So sorry...



My deepest sympathy for the family and friends of this wonderful person.


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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:26 PM

151. May she rest in peace

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:39 PM

152. Oh no

She was one of my favorite posters. I am so sorry and saddened to hear this.

RIP RainDog.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:47 PM

153. Rest in peace RainDog. My sympathy to her family and all who knew her.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 05:48 PM

154. Oh, no. So sorry to hear this.

She was one of the good ones. Lay in a peaceful field & sleep with the angels, dear one.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:02 PM

155. I can't believe we'll never see another post from RainDog, after all these years...

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:32 PM

173. I am in denial

I keep hoping that it was a mistake and she will show up on the thread.

But I know better.

And I know that she has such a compassionate soul that she would never prank like that. Makes me have to deny my denial. And just be profoundly sad.

I am wishing the strength to her children.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:46 PM

177. "And just be profoundly sad." Yes, indeed yes.

My deepest sympathies for her family, whose loss is so much greater. I can't help but think that however hard it is for us to lose her, how much harder it must be for them.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:40 PM

176. I am really struggling with this as well tonight

This has hit me rather hard. I hope she is at peace.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:06 PM

180. I know, she was here with us just a few days ago, and now she'll never be here again.

I've been in tears on and off ever since I saw this news.

I've lost two partners to sudden death, 12 years apart - said good-bye to them in the morning, and before the day was done they were gone. It's just awful, there's no way around the pain of it.

I'm sure a good soul like Raindog IS at peace on the other side.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:10 PM

181. You have no idea how much I hope you are right about that

I am reeling tonight, SW.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:36 PM

188. Well, I'm a half-assed Buddhist, so I don't believe that the death of our physical bodies is the end

of everything. Our consciousness moves on to other places in the multiverse. It's just my belief, of course, so I can't offer any proof that I'm "right". (But I'm quite sure about it. )

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:41 PM

189. Indeed - and I have comfort in that!

But I selfishly miss her and the peaceful wisdom she brought to the most ornery discussions in the here and now.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:07 PM

156. RIP!!!

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:22 PM

158. ...

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:28 PM

159. She was a hell of a fighter against The War on Some Drugs.

Safe passage, RainDog.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:34 PM

161. I Wish You Well RainDog - Rest Gently

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:37 PM

163. Rest in peace my friend.

I enjoyed the PMs we shared.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:44 PM

165. Oh wow



She was awesome. RIP rain dog.


The following sarcasm tag is my sigline.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:46 PM

166. Mahalo bloom for letting us know..

Raindog

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:50 PM

167. This is very hard to take

We've been posting on the same threads for the past month.
Deepest sympathy to her family and friends. I'll miss her.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:54 PM

168. This is so damn sad.

 

R.I.P. RainDog.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:00 PM

169. One of my favorites here. RIP

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:02 PM

170. oh no. .....

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:11 PM

171. So sad for her friends and family and all of us here. RIP RainDog.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:35 PM

174. Peace to her

One of my favorite DU posters, though I didn't know her. RIP Raindog.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:36 PM

175. RIP RainDog

 

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:57 PM

178. RIP to a wonderful soul.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:57 PM

179. sad sad news

Peace

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:13 PM

182. OMG, :(

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:21 PM

184. This is so sad

Gone with so many of the other great DUers.

I will miss her.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:24 PM

185. Oh damn. I will really miss her voice here. Peaceful transition to her. nt

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:33 PM

186. My thoughts go out to her family and friends

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:33 PM

187. DU will never be the same.

RainDog cared for a long time about DU, DUers and what DU is about. And she was on to the War Party and all its traitors and toadies.

The world will never be the same. There are never enough good people.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:48 PM

190. Sad through and through. May she find peace.

I don't know what to say. Words just plain fail sometimes.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:39 PM

192. Rest in Peace, RainDog...

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:43 PM

193. Very sad, condolences to her family and friends.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:07 PM

194. ...

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:14 PM

195. Peace to Raindog, and her family and friends.

This sucks.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:17 PM

196. This is so sad. May she rest in peace

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:17 PM

197. .

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:44 PM

199. So very sad. RIP, RainDog.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:45 PM

200. May she have peace.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 10:47 PM

201. RIP RainDog.

 

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:06 PM

202. No words.

 

Just feelings.

Peace to her, and to all.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:09 PM

203. Very sad news but thank you for sharing

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Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:13 PM

204. Condolences to her family and friends.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014, 01:25 AM

206. I am sorry to hear this.....I will miss her

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 01:27 AM

207. Shit.

She was a friend of mine.

I hadn't heard from her in a few weeks, assumed she was busy with a new gig she had talked about.

Rest in peace, R.




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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 01:36 AM

208. I enjoyed looking at the sheet music on her book store page

Thank you for posting it bloom.

Rest in peace RainDog, dear soul.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014, 01:59 AM

210. R.I.P. RainDog

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 02:04 AM

211. Rest in peace, Dear Raindog

You're gone too soon, and will be missed by so many.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 02:07 AM

212. Vaya con Dios, RainDog.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 02:11 AM

213. RIP RainDog

very sad

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 06:11 AM

214. RIP Raindog

I remember her as a fierce advocate for legalization. This is how I remember her. Hopefully Florida will legalize MMJ and be a credit to her advocacy work. All the best to her family and friends.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 07:42 AM

216. RIP, Raindog.

My deepest sympathies to her family & friends.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 07:50 AM

217. This is a very sad loss of a gentle caring soul. RIP Raindog.

She touched and changed the lives of many thousands for the better.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 07:57 AM

218. ....

....... hard to believe.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 07:59 AM

219. I dont think I ever ran into her on DU

But RIP Raindog

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 08:24 AM

220. From one progressive pup to another

Peace be your journey. [Beagle yodels]

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 08:34 AM

221. Sad sad news.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 09:27 AM

222. Oh no!

RIP, RainDog.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 09:52 AM

223. rip, raindog

we will miss you.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 10:12 AM

224. Oh no!

That's one of the oldest user names I remember. This is very shocking news.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 10:25 AM

225. Why we are/were the Democratic UNDERGROUND...

I guess, compared to Raindog, I'm a late joiner..I came to DU in 2003...I had been working 12-14 hour days as a Manufacturer's rep prior to do that and traveled in areas where the only radio reception I could get was right-wing nuttery of Limbaugh (who was the "darling" of the airwaves in those days)...

I felt the outrage of the 2000 election. I gasped with fear over the reaction to 9/11/01 and knew that the world would change...and yet, I was too busy with my life to "get involved"..

I left the job in 03 just before the invasion of Iraq...and when that happened I had to find an outlet for my outrage...I was surrounded by Bush sympathizers and good, loyal "patriots" who bought Bush and Cheney's lies without question and I felt alone and isolated.

Anybody who questioned Bush's motives was branded...either as unpatriotic or a muslin sympathizer or communist or worse...It was only when I found DU that I found that I wasn't alone...

I once worked for a Republican office-holder who said that in his part of the state, Democrats must "travel by night and live off the land". That's how it was for any Democrat in 01-02 and 03....we were despised by many

To have an "underground" where we could band together, find and share ways to fight the lies and hatred being generated by the right wing was a god-send to me and, I suppose to many like Raindog...

Newer folks won't understand that blogging wasn't as prevalent in those times as it is today...to communicate via the internet was new and exciting...radical...and UNDERGROUND!

I appreciate DU for what it gave me and my friends in those times.

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Response to ewagner (Reply #225)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 09:34 PM

231. yes

I was connected to DU quite a bit back in the days of Bush. It was nice to have an online progressive community to be a connected with. I learned a lot from folks here.

I have gotten away from it in recent years. I still check in from time to time, but not nearly as much.

RainDog and I both love(d) jazz. I would see her sometimes at the local jazz dive.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 12:14 PM

226. May she rest in peace.

her family & friends have my sympathy.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 12:27 PM

227. rip

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Fri Jul 25, 2014, 02:27 PM

228. I am so sad to hear this. I liked RainDog a lot. May she rest in peace. (eom)

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 06:52 PM

229. What sad, sad news.

Safe journey, RainDog.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 10:21 PM

232. There are a few more details on what happened

on Electron Pencil at the bottom of the page.

Link:
http://electronpencil.com/category/r-e-paris/

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Response to sketchy (Reply #232)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 10:49 PM

233. Thanks for the link, sketchy.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #233)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 09:20 PM

237. You're very welcome. I revisited that page today

and found that a lot had been added to it, so it's hard to find the place I was referring to. Here's what it says:

"According to her son, Eric, she began having trouble breathing at home Wednesday morning. She managed to call for an ambulance but by the time it arrived, it was pretty much too late. No details yet on why she had trouble breathing, although she’d been physically ill for a while, thanks in large part to being too broke to afford health insurance premiums."


They have also posted a more recent photo of her, and a link to her obituary.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 11:14 PM

234. I will miss you here ((((((RainDog))))))

Just, Damn It…

My guitar gently weeps, but I suppose the next time I hear that song, I will be reminded inside those chords … you live forever.

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:24 AM

235. I am very sad to hear this. n/t

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Response to bloom (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 09:24 PM

238. RIP

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