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cynical_one

(10 posts)
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 02:44 AM Oct 2014

I wanted to tell you guys that I have seriously missed you...

I have been a lurker here for many years. I think my only posts were pro Costco...! But I imposed a news blackout on myself (stupid, right?) when a certain event occurred....just couldn't listen to the noise...the propoganda machines. Unfortunately, that included not visiting this site, or not often.

But I have to say, upon checking in tonight, that I have missed some of the people (personalities?) that contribute to this site. And I didn't realize how much....there is such warm intelligence here, and so much serious thought. There is also hilarity and the usual family squabbles. I am grateful to have learned many things here about the world we all live in. I have been inspired by conversations here to research many different and varied subjects; this forum has, and will continue to be, an educational experience for me.

I thank you so very much. It does my heart and soul good to know that you are all out there and awake. There is forever always hope.

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I wanted to tell you guys that I have seriously missed you... (Original Post) cynical_one Oct 2014 OP
you want I should kick your missing ass, cynical_one? Skittles Oct 2014 #1
Sometimes You need a break Sherman A1 Oct 2014 #2
Welcome (back), cynical one! silverweb Oct 2014 #3
Welcome back, cynical_one. femmocrat Oct 2014 #4
Welcome back lurker! And may I ask - are you still cynical after your news blackout? Avalux Oct 2014 #5
I imposed a news blackout on myself once too. Curmudgeoness Oct 2014 #6
LOLOLOL libodem Oct 2014 #7
Next time just visit loners. littlemissmartypants Oct 2014 #8
I lurked for a long time before joining. Half-Century Man Oct 2014 #9
Party at cynical_one's place Saturday! rurallib Oct 2014 #10
DU is the Nightly News of the 1960's and the 24/7 news the way it was meant to be ffr Oct 2014 #11
It wasn' your fault pinboy3niner Oct 2014 #12

silverweb

(16,402 posts)
3. Welcome (back), cynical one!
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 05:42 AM
Oct 2014

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]I hope you'll make your presence known more from now on.



femmocrat

(28,394 posts)
4. Welcome back, cynical_one.
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 10:20 AM
Oct 2014

I agree... DU is great. Even when I get like this or like this , I come back almost every day. Sometimes just to read the LBN, which I could not live without.

Hope to see you more often now that you have put your toe back into the water!

Avalux

(35,015 posts)
5. Welcome back lurker! And may I ask - are you still cynical after your news blackout?
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 10:33 AM
Oct 2014

Because I've found it's a good thing to step back and breathe....the news actually induces cynicism.

littlemissmartypants

(23,511 posts)
8. Next time just visit loners.
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 02:02 PM
Oct 2014

Nothing much happening in loners. I go there to decompress.

Thanks for your honest and thoughtful post.

And welcome back.


Love, Peace and Shelter.
~ littlemissmartypants 🙆

rurallib

(62,679 posts)
10. Party at cynical_one's place Saturday!
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 09:22 PM
Oct 2014

Get a decent beer. These folks are spoiled.
We can be there at 7.

Oh - welcome home

ffr

(22,791 posts)
11. DU is the Nightly News of the 1960's and the 24/7 news the way it was meant to be
Thu Oct 16, 2014, 02:32 AM
Oct 2014

I've cut cable, because I don't want to support all the bad organizations that are included with any cable/satellite viewing package. Just cannot do it. What a relief. Anymore I get upset if someone rebroadcasts some RWNJ TV or radio post. I'm not interested. Zero. Murdock and Co can pound sand. I've even blocked Web access to everything related to them that I know of.

The World appears to be a much calmer place without them.

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