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Fri May 19, 2017, 05:38 PM

Regarding the Recent D.U. hack/shutdown...

For those of us whom would have a difficult time replacing D.U. in our daily lives.?.

if you're not a Star Member...Please consider becoming one...

This is Home for me and if it is for you as well?....Please consider becoming a star member..
I pay $25 bucks a year.. A small amount..However many can not afford any amount..
Perfectly understandable..

But please, once again, if you can help the administrators fight the assholes who are trying to disrupt
our 1st Amendment Rights, please do so.

Elad, Skinner and Earl G.. Keep Up the Good Fight!

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Reply Regarding the Recent D.U. hack/shutdown... (Original post)
busterbrown May 19 OP
SunSeeker May 19 #1
Akamai May 20 #51
FSogol May 19 #2
NightWatcher May 19 #3
Ptah May 19 #4
busterbrown May 19 #6
grantcart May 19 #7
Hassin Bin Sober May 19 #43
AC_Mem May 19 #5
rzemanfl May 19 #8
busterbrown May 19 #9
rzemanfl May 19 #10
Bernardo de La Paz May 19 #13
Bernardo de La Paz May 19 #12
lastlib May 19 #16
rzemanfl May 19 #17
LakeArenal May 20 #62
busterbrown May 20 #64
rzemanfl May 20 #69
LakeArenal May 20 #70
Bernardo de La Paz May 19 #11
TheBlackAdder May 19 #26
keithbvadu2 May 19 #33
Bernardo de La Paz May 19 #34
jaysunb May 19 #42
busterbrown May 20 #66
murielm99 May 19 #14
ProudProgressiveNow May 19 #15
PJMcK May 19 #18
lastlib May 19 #19
busterbrown May 20 #67
busterbrown May 20 #68
lastlib May 20 #72
spanone May 19 #20
needledriver May 19 #21
Skittles May 19 #27
retrowire May 19 #28
Thekaspervote May 19 #22
nolabear May 19 #23
secondwind May 19 #24
bdamomma May 19 #25
Skittles May 19 #29
CaliforniaPeggy May 19 #35
Lifelong Protester May 19 #44
liberaltrucker May 19 #47
Skittles May 19 #48
liberaltrucker May 19 #50
BlancheSplanchnik May 20 #61
Wounded Bear May 19 #30
orangecrush May 19 #31
progressoid May 19 #46
mopinko May 19 #32
busterbrown May 19 #36
Rhiannon12866 May 20 #55
lunatica May 19 #37
busterbrown May 19 #38
bpositive May 19 #39
busterbrown May 19 #40
Mosby May 19 #41
liberaltrucker May 19 #45
LittleGirl May 19 #49
MFM008 May 20 #52
Doreen May 20 #53
marybourg May 20 #54
bdjhawk May 20 #56
Danascot May 20 #57
Sunlei May 20 #58
oasis May 20 #59
James48 May 20 #60
busterbrown May 20 #65
yuiyoshida May 20 #63
LiberalLovinLug May 20 #71

Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:41 PM

1. K & R

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Sat May 20, 2017, 12:08 AM

51. I guess I already am a Star Member contributor, but I urge posters to make it easier for all of us

to find out how I would do it -- not simply to urge us to do so.

Thanks for pointing out this method of support!

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:42 PM

2. Well said. n/t

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:42 PM

3. I hope they're ready for next time because I want to celebrate the impeachment/resignation live.

It's coming soon.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:42 PM

4. 2nd Admendment Rights?

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Response to Ptah (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:44 PM

6. Embarrassing ..

Just fixed... Yea that 2nd... Always on my mind..in a negative manner.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:45 PM

7. Since the OP's favorite group is "Musicians" I am going to guess he meant 1st not 2nd lol

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Response to grantcart (Reply #7)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:16 PM

43. I hear things get pretty dicey in Musicians.

People be packing

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:43 PM

5. I pay $5.00 per month

the price of a starbucks coffee. every little bit helps, and this is our virtual home of like minded, very smart, and decent humans.

please take a moment and give - paypal will take it right out of your account and you will never miss it!

peace, love and karma,
Annette

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:45 PM

8. 2nd Admendment? That's the right to keep and bear typos-

like "your"-right? I have a 1st Amendment right to be a grammar Nazi.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #8)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:49 PM

9. I was anxious to get this up..

Anxious Jew from N.Y.. Make a lot of mistakes.. Imagine my Dad was an English Professor.

Perhaps a sub conscious attempt to undermind him ..even though he now rests in peace.

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 05:55 PM

10. Oh. Well nevermine then. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #10)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:19 PM

13. I have a first amendment right to be a spelling assister.


Helping each other does not make a person a Nazi.

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:18 PM

12. Your ethnic heritage has nothing to do with it. People are people. . . nt

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #8)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:37 PM

16. I think you shouldn't be a grammar nazi to a Jewish guy......

kinda bad form, no?

my

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Response to lastlib (Reply #16)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:40 PM

17. Didn't know. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #17)

Sat May 20, 2017, 01:17 PM

62. Why not stick to comments on content and not grammar?

I like grammar and spelling; but most times it just isn't necessary to correct a person when they speak from the heart. It's distracting and takes the discussion in another direction... oops three periods, oh my!

Now, back to the topic of Star Membership.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #62)

Sat May 20, 2017, 02:32 PM

64. I Agree!

Generally, Iím always too eager to get my message up..I usually mess things up when I rush...I do a check, however Iím not good at spotting errors, especially if theyíre my own.

My major problem is that after putting a post together, lately Iíve been posting them in the wrong Forum. Mostly ending up in the Lounge..I wish Earl and Co would place the General Discussion Forum way the hell away from D.U. Lounge..

Those guys just donít know how to run a site properly..

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #62)

Sat May 20, 2017, 04:52 PM

69. Most people thank me for pointing out errors. I would hate to see DU become

like Drumpf's tweets.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #69)

Sat May 20, 2017, 04:57 PM

70. You don't seem to have much faith in your fellow DUers..

Now, back to the topic of Star Membership.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:17 PM

11. I turned my ad blocker OFF for the DU site. Some more revenue for them.


The blocker had been 100% effective. I figured that allowing ad revenue for DU was something I felt I could easily do.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #11)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:32 PM

26. Go to RW sites shown here, clicking on an ad costs them $1-3 and sends upwards of a buck to DU.

.

Just remember, they have reconciliation software that only pays one click per day, per site, per home IP.

Just getting an impression doesn't give a site very much, thousandths of a penny. Clicking on it is the payout!


Make the RW sites pay, transfer their wealth to DU. Do this with other sites, to drain RW money from them.

If they make the mistake of advertising on a Dem site, that's their mistake.

.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #26)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:07 PM

33. Now that sounds ok.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #26)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:22 PM

34. Good to know. As you say, they should be punished for their stupidity (of not setting good ad rules)

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #26)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:04 PM

42. +1 n/t

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #11)

Sat May 20, 2017, 02:38 PM

66. Great Idea..! n/t

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:24 PM

14. I agree about the star membership.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:33 PM

15. K&R nt

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:58 PM

18. Well said, busterbrown!

Skinner, Lead and Earl G. are awesome web-masters and they have built a truly excellent site.

They deserve our support and I encourage all readers to make a contribution to this place. When the hackers hit on Election Day, I felt adrift without DU. Likewise the other day. I'm going to make another contribution right now!

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:59 PM

19. It would also be nice if there was an easy-to-find link to make a donation.

Some who are already star members might like to chip in a little extra to help the cause, but it seems like you have to hunt for a way to do it.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #19)

Sat May 20, 2017, 02:41 PM

67. Great Point.. I agree..

I had to send my last membership donation by check.. For some reason I couldnít get Pay Pal to complete the transaction.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #19)

Sat May 20, 2017, 02:51 PM

68. I just sent your comment via email to EarlG n/t

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #68)

Sat May 20, 2017, 08:34 PM

72. Thanks!

That should get something moving!

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:05 PM

20. K&R...

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:24 PM

21. I used to be a star donor.

Every time I am tempted to donate to DU I am forcibly reminded that this is "I {heart} Bernie I H8 Gunz Underground" and I lie down until the feeling passes.

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Response to needledriver (Reply #21)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:34 PM

27. sure, that is why

please

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Response to needledriver (Reply #21)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:36 PM

28. Lol what nt

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:25 PM

22. Agree!

DU has become my go to spot. Thank you for all your dedicated work, and those who don't have a star... you know what to do

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:27 PM

23. Amen and amen! Not just support but a fabulous news source.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:28 PM

24. hear, hear.. I contribute $25 yearly... it's worth every penny

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:29 PM

25. K&R

glad DU is back!!

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:36 PM

29. we should hold a DU fundraiser with every hack

pisses off the fascist bastards, and the extra money can be used for extra security

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Response to Skittles (Reply #29)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:24 PM

35. That's a GREAT idea, my dear Skittles!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #29)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:18 PM

44. I like that idea, Skittles.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #29)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:21 PM

47. Please post that suggestion at ATA

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Response to liberaltrucker (Reply #47)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:27 PM

48. I think it is something WE THE DUers need to do, not Admin

yes ineed

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Response to Skittles (Reply #48)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:45 PM

50. ...

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Response to Skittles (Reply #29)

Sat May 20, 2017, 01:04 PM

61. I like this idea too. And another Valentine's style fundraiser

Just in case there aren't enough hacks.

Either way, DU could give.... I dunno... maybe these:💡or these: 🛁 (Dealing with pukes makes you feel like you need a bath.)
Or maybe these: 🦃

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:37 PM

30. K & R ......for visibility..nt

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:43 PM

31. You are psychic

Got my star today!



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Response to orangecrush (Reply #31)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:04 PM

46. +1 gazillion

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:06 PM

32. been my home for 14 years.

yes, i get the heebie jeebies when we are down. i get the cold sweats.
and i also have given generously for almost all those years. got a couple bumperstickers in the drawer around here somewhere to prove it.

folks also should think about serving a term on mirt. if for no other reason than to see just how much goes on behind the scenes here. it is amazing, and there are some great folks who have been holding this place together out of plain love forever.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #32)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:25 PM

36. Thanks Mopinko

Well stated!

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Response to mopinko (Reply #32)

Sat May 20, 2017, 04:24 AM

55. I couldn't agree more!

And thanks for all you do!

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:29 PM

37. I swear to dog!

Without DU I don't know what to think!

Politics has become so complex and so layered that, as smart as I am, I truly need our smart DUers to know what's going on.

I've made some major life decisions and learned life altering thing from DUers. One truly life altering thing I learned right here was that I could apply for social security income as a divorced spouse. it changed my life so profoundly that I can never thank DUers enough. I went from being unable to make it through the month even by shopping at the Dollar Store, to actually being able to save a sizable amount ever month. Nothing is more precious than having truly beneficial life altering help. It has made me a devoted member. And I'll be grateful for life.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #37)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:34 PM

38. Wow! I know

Yep... Iím glad I posted this today.. I thought I might be questioned about my motives!

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:37 PM

39. Refresh my memory

howido I make a donation? I'm on my iPhone and can't find it

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Response to bpositive (Reply #39)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:42 PM

40. Im a techno-phobe

I just followed instructions on the site.. Can someone else help?

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Response to bpositive (Reply #39)

Fri May 19, 2017, 08:44 PM

41. click on my account at the top of the page

Then the star membership tab.

Then "renew now".

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:54 PM

45. 5 bucks a month for DU-5 bucks a month for Fark

Money well spent! I'll increase both when/if I can.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:39 PM

49. It's on my list

of expenses for this year...it's been really tight...moving abroad...I don't want to live without DU.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 12:35 AM

52. I usually renew mine

Around Valentines day so I can give out Lotz of hearts.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 01:04 AM

53. After the hack in November as soon as I was able to get on again

I donated $20 and will continue that each year. I had very little money when I did that and never have much but next time I might be able to donate more. I feel at home with DU and actually start having withdrawal when I can not get to it. I like how most of you insist on proof about something being discussed as that makes sure we are not just a bunch of uneducated frustrated people upset about everything.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 02:15 AM

54. I no longer see the little "donate" button in the upper right,

at least in my browser. Can someone direct me? I'd like to donate again.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 04:26 AM

56. Thanks for the suggestion

Just made my donation.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:32 AM

57. I checked my star membership status

and I'm good until next November. I did it when things got real last November. I would be happy to donate more from time to time. I'm sure a donate button at the top and/or bottom of each page would bring in significant funds.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 07:42 AM

58. DU members donated $90k to D campaign. I'd love to see donations to hire a top flight internet secur

hire a top flight internet security business and nail those hackers. That would make a Global breaking news headline for DU & generate millions of ad hits.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 09:01 AM

59. Excellent OP. nt

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 12:52 PM

60. I have a confession to make

I only paid $5 a year for my first three years, and only $7 this year.

To me, DU is worth more than my Netflix account.

I really ought to pay a lot more.

It's more than worth it.

Star- Star- Star

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Response to James48 (Reply #60)

Sat May 20, 2017, 02:36 PM

65. Im in the old fixed income bracket...

Your Thinking is right on! IMO...

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 02:13 PM

63. Kick and Recommended...

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 05:54 PM

71. The only site I pay on

I may be frustrated sometimes on what some juries deem off limits, but I appreciate this place as an oasis to be able to discuss issues with other like-minded intelligent folks.

As some might know, I do enjoy the odd scrap or two. But there are plenty of other places to go to talk to deplorables and Russian trolls. But in those places, where even Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton is deemed a radical leftist, you can't even have a plausible argument.

I don't have much money, but they make it easy here to donate as much or least as you can. I would encourage others as well. And its nice not to endure ads of course.

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