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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:54 PM

Two days

I joined this website two days ago. Within the time of posting, replying, and starting discussion threads I have gotten more out of it than over two years of watching television and looking on the internet about the election. This is a great website.

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apkhgp Sunday OP
spanone Sunday #1
apkhgp Monday #57
sarah FAILIN Sunday #2
onit2day Monday #38
apkhgp Monday #50
madokie Tuesday #71
Gabi Hayes Sunday #3
apkhgp Monday #45
Gabi Hayes Tuesday #68
apkhgp Tuesday #70
Gabi Hayes Tuesday #73
apkhgp Tuesday #74
Gabi Hayes Tuesday #75
apkhgp Tuesday #76
Gabi Hayes Tuesday #78
Zoonart Sunday #4
secondwind Sunday #5
lib-ruhl Sunday #6
Lyricalinklines Sunday #7
Grassy Knoll Sunday #8
diva77 Monday #48
kellytore Sunday #9
Scarsdale Monday #26
Auntie Bush Sunday #10
Bernardo de La Paz Sunday #11
flibbitygiblets Monday #12
roamer65 Monday #13
sueh Monday #14
SunSeeker Monday #15
AwakeAtLast Monday #16
LuckyLib Monday #17
PoindexterOglethorpe Monday #18
MontanaMama Monday #19
apkhgp Monday #56
MontanaMama Tuesday #64
apkhgp Tuesday #69
rainbow4321 Monday #20
raven mad Monday #21
apkhgp Monday #61
raven mad Monday #62
apkhgp Monday #63
byronius Monday #22
malaise Monday #23
CottonBear Monday #24
N_E_1 for Tennis Monday #25
onecent Monday #27
C Moon Monday #28
WinstonSmith4740 Monday #29
lark Monday #30
warmfeet Monday #31
niyad Monday #32
niyad Monday #33
WinkyDink Monday #34
jamesatemple Monday #35
lunatica Monday #36
Demsrule86 Monday #37
BlueJac Monday #39
Doreen Monday #40
magicarpet Monday #41
democrank Monday #42
rurallib Monday #43
klook Monday #44
StarryNite Monday #46
panader0 Monday #47
MarvinGardens Monday #49
apkhgp Monday #53
MarvinGardens Monday #54
Honeycombe8 Monday #51
lunamagica Monday #52
VOX Monday #55
apkhgp Monday #58
Glimmer of Hope Monday #59
3catwoman3 Monday #60
smirkymonkey Tuesday #65
Solly Mack Tuesday #66
workinclasszero Tuesday #67
trof Tuesday #72
MFM008 Tuesday #77

Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:56 PM

1. Welcome!

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:11 PM

57. Thanks for the welcome

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:03 PM

2. There is a wealth of knowledge here and like minded friends.

Both are in scarce supply near me, lol.

Welcome!

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Response to sarah FAILIN (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:38 PM

38. Open minded enough to be able to both criticize

and support our elected leaders at the same time.

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Response to onit2day (Reply #38)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 07:55 PM

50. Democracy in action n/t

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Response to onit2day (Reply #38)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 04:42 PM

71. Yes

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle:

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:05 PM

3. Welcome to our (modern Stone Age) fa-mi-ly!

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 06:09 PM

45. Our playlist continues with

The Brady Bunch...The Partridge Family
I really do not know?!?

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Response to apkhgp (Reply #45)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 07:50 AM

68. Just had to pass on the genius

Of Jacob

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #68)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 04:32 PM

70. Alright Gabi Very nice to hear from you n/t

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Response to apkhgp (Reply #70)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 05:08 PM

73. You came just in time for the new enabling act

Vilkommen!

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #73)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 05:49 PM

74. Guten tag

Ich bin froh hier zu sein

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Response to apkhgp (Reply #74)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 05:51 PM

75. "I am a jelly donut!"

Who said that, speaking to a huge crowd of Berliners?

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Response to Gabi Hayes (Reply #75)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 05:59 PM

76. MY president

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Response to apkhgp (Reply #76)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 06:17 PM

78. Sehr gut!

We're German extraction; been here since mid 1800s

His ancestors walked all the way to California, then back to Frankfort zip

That was the best farmland they came across

No whorehousing for them

My dad got his ass literally blown off.....half

Just outside Bastogne

Those were the days!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:08 PM

4. Welcome to DU

This is a great community. Speak out often.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:08 PM

5. Welcome to DU!

We are a very diverse community, you will love it here.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:09 PM

6. I also joined just recently.

Informative information, great people sharing opinions and stories with no alternative facts. And a dose of great comedy to keep you sane....Welcome to DU....

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:14 PM

7. I found the same when I joined a few months ago. Welcome! Eom

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:36 PM

8. My Boss Doesn't Know, But They Pay Me When I Read DU...

...During Business Hours..

Welcome

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 07:17 PM

48. Hilarious!! (and great at the same time)

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:36 PM

9. I have been here for about 8 years

and I never miss a day. As you can see I am not the type to post or comment, but the information I receive here is unequivocally the best on the web.

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Response to kellytore (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:13 AM

26. Share your opinions

here, where the SANE people congregate!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:37 PM

10. Welcome aboard! Glad you found us.😊

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:39 PM

11. Welcome to DU. I don't have broadcast or cable TV. . . . nt

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:20 AM

12. Welcome friend!

Glad you found us. This place keeps me sane, with a great combination of relevant, verifiable news and great humor. Be sure to check out TheFerret's posts (assuming a pottymouth doesn't offend you).

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:21 AM

13. Welcome.



Hard to believe I have been here for 11 years. Time sure does fly.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:40 AM

14. Welcome to DU, apkhgp! I'm glad you found us!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:41 AM

15. Welcome to the neighborhood!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:42 AM

16. You really can't compare other websites to DU

This is the best! Glad you found us!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:46 AM

17. Welcome to DU! You will find that when other

folks are talking about "news", you read about it 2 days ago on DU. Lots of informed people tracking from every direction national and international.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:47 AM

18. How wonderful!

So glad you're here.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:57 AM

19. Welcome, friend.

I joined DU a week before the day the earth stood still, 11/8/16. This place has been a sanity saver for me, hope it is for you too.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:01 PM

56. Mental Balance

I watched in amazement as 45 surged to the top of the polls early on in the Republican Primaries

I watched with concern as they headed off to the Convention with the delegates he had

I got emotional when 45 was declared the winner

This website has helped to keep me mentally balanced

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Response to apkhgp (Reply #56)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 12:34 AM

64. You got "emotional"

when 45 was declared the winner? Please tell me that was an understatement!! I had a complete come apart. Locked myself in my car so I could listen to XM and not MSM. What a horrific night. I couldn't even go to work the next day.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #64)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 03:29 PM

69. Come Apart

Yes. Understatement of the Year. Too bad there is not an award for that. I could build a trophy case.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:58 AM

20. Welcome!

Last edited Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:38 AM - Edit history (1)

Yep...things surface here way before it hits the mainstream media (MSM).

Many times things are posted that at the time may not be a red flag but then months later you see things start making national news and you go "hmmm...there was a piece to this puzzle a while back posted on DU"---either something you posted yourself or info posted by others.

Honestly, I think that's why they wanted us shut down on Election Night...whoever did it was trying to stifle all of the crowdsourcing that is done here when repubs are up to no good..get enough local or regional reports from DU'ers' neck of the woods that is not on national media yet and things get exposed pretty damn quickly.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 07:11 AM

21. You are going to love it. There's always something to discuss..............

or rant, or argue, or commiserate, or celebrate here. Warning............... it's just as addictive as Facebook! Oh, and I hope you like cats..............




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Response to raven mad (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:01 PM

61. Always something to do?!?

Way to go.
I love all of our animal friends.

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Response to apkhgp (Reply #61)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:06 PM

62. I hope you like civilized arguments!

There's a LOT of them here. Best forum, EVER, on the 'net.

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Response to raven mad (Reply #62)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:16 PM

63. Civilized Arguments

Yes I do.
But I have been declared legally blind and replying through text gets a bit trying when I have to stare at this white screen for a long time.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:30 AM

22. Yes indeed, and it gets better as you find your way around. Welcome home.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:31 AM

23. Welcome to DU apkhgp

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:38 AM

24. Welcome aboard!

😀. 😀


Hint: Don't miss Sunday LOL Cats 😺

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 10:48 AM

25. How D...enjoy being here

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:14 AM

27. Yes apkhgp...that's what I thought when I found this back during the days I wanted to

take down Bush...

Welcome to DU..nice to have you.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:29 AM

28. Welcome! DU is a HUGE necessity...especially at election time.

That is why, someone hacked it on Presidential election nightóleaving us for days and days without DU.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:45 AM

29. Welcome to the light!

I've been around for a while and find the discourse here to be excellent. We respect each others opinions and the folks here are well informed and not taken to fringe conspiracies. The trolls are fairly easy to spot, and don't last long. Welcome to the family.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:45 PM

30. I was devastated when the site was hacked the day of the election and I couldn't

see how others were dealing with this honor. I read NYT and WaPo daily, but still get a LOT of my information from this site. There are some really knowledgeable and savy folks here. I've been here since the first days of the BFEE and have seen ups and downs. During the primaries, it can get pretty heated, but afterwards mostly everyone comes together to support our Democratic candidate.

Welcome!!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:54 PM

31. Welcome!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:15 PM

32. welcome to du--I have been here since the bush days, and can tell you, DU is the best!!

as you said, information. . . and friends who are like the family we all wish we had.

this place has helped keep what little is left of my sanity.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:17 PM

33. by the way, as a lovely break from the horrors of the news--one of our favourites here

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:20 PM

34. Stick with us, kid; you'll go places!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 01:27 PM

35. Howdy! There's a smatterin' of Texas folks here, too!

Kind of an endangered species, I reckon, but seems like folks are tryin' to turn the Lone Star state purple. It was blue as the West Texas sky when I was a kid and I hope to live long enough to see it that way again.

Anyway, I'm proud to have you saunter along with us for a spell, say fifty years or so.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:30 PM

36. You'll find it will save your sanity too

Welcome to DU.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:31 PM

37. I think so too...glad you are enjoying it!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:43 PM

39. Welcome.......

it is interesting!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 03:05 PM

40. Welcome to DU.

The DU family is pretty good about making sure what information they post is legitimate. I feel this place is more legitimate than the new channels at times.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 04:33 PM

41. Hoping to inform and save America one post and comment at a time.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 05:21 PM

42. Glad you're here, apkhgp.

Welcome!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 05:29 PM

43. Hey I saw you over in the Lounge

wasn't sure you could escape from there - it's a dangerous place.
Welcome to Donald Trump's favorite place on the internet!

for the humor impaired

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 05:51 PM

44. DU is the worst political discussion board yet

except for all the others.

I've been a member for 15 years, which is kind of hard to believe. There's a lot of good information here, and several brilliant thinkers and writers. And plenty of comfort and inspiration in dark times.

You'll probably find, as I do, that sometimes you need a break from this place, because it can drive you crazy. But, if you're like me, you won't be able to stay away for long.

Thanks for introducing yourself, and I look forward to your contributions.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 07:07 PM

46. Welcome aboard!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 07:17 PM

47. Read it here at DU and two days later in the newspaper! Welcome.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 07:47 PM

49. Welcome to DU!

I've only been here since December, too shy to start an OP yet. Perhaps you'll inspire me to do so!

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Response to MarvinGardens (Reply #49)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:08 PM

53. Inspiration

The way I look at it is
You are a Democrat
You have opinions
You see what the Republicans are doing to this country
You get angry at what you see around you

There that is five points to consider and get you to click on the button "Start a Discussion"

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Response to apkhgp (Reply #53)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:54 PM

54. Thanks, I appreciate it! (nt)

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 07:56 PM

51. Me, too! I took a loooong break but came back 'cause of the ignorance out there.

The people on DU are better informed and more intelligent, and pretty honest, compared with most of the forum participators out there.

There's a reason that DU went dark on election night (I and others are convinced DU was hacked). Someone did NOT want liberals to have access to DU.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:03 PM

52. Welcome!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:01 PM

55. Only two days???

Just kidding! Welcome, apkhgp! Looking forward to you adding to the discussion.

Cheers--

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:16 PM

58. Warm welcome

I wanted to say thanks to everybody on this thread and the whole DU for the warm welcome I have received. I am not sure I could get anything like this from any other website.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:32 PM

59. I am glad you found your way here! I think I would be lost without this place.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:45 PM

60. Adding my voice to those...

...saying, "Welcome aboard!"

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 05:21 AM

65. Welcome to DU!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 05:29 AM

66. I learn more from this place than most news sites.

People here make the effort to find the facts and some go beyond sharing information and explain the facts when it is an area of expertise for them. And since there is a lot of expertise in all manner of subjects here on DU, that is no small thing.

People here help each other too.

One of the greatest things about the members of DU is that they care and they will do anything they can to help other members in need.

If only to lend a shoulder and an ear. I could not have gotten through my cancer and treatment without some very special people on DU.

I've been here since the early days and I keep coming back because of that level of quality - in the site, but more especially - in the members.

I hope you find a home here and come to know and love the place as much as I do.



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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 05:31 AM

67. Glad you like DU

Welcome!

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 05:03 PM

72. Yeah, it's kinda habit forming.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to apkhgp (Original post)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 06:04 PM

77. We're all mad here....

Mad about something.....

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