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Wed Jun 27, 2018, 03:44 PM

Tell me something encouraging. I'm looking for a bridge to jump off of.

Not really, and I'm not making light of people who have these genuine thoughts on a regular basis.

Just some good old Lounge encouragement would be nice...

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Reply Tell me something encouraging. I'm looking for a bridge to jump off of. (Original post)
Aristus Jun 2018 OP
DUgosh Jun 2018 #1
volstork Jun 2018 #3
irisblue Jun 2018 #11
DUgosh Jun 2018 #13
Turbineguy Jun 2018 #2
demgrrrll Jun 2018 #4
fierywoman Jun 2018 #5
Aristus Jun 2018 #8
cilla4progress Jun 2018 #30
JohnnyLib2 Jun 2018 #6
Aristus Jun 2018 #7
montana_hazeleyes Jun 2018 #32
sarge43 Jun 2018 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2018 #10
irisblue Jun 2018 #12
Aristus Jun 2018 #14
irisblue Jun 2018 #15
Aristus Jun 2018 #16
irisblue Jun 2018 #17
Aristus Jun 2018 #18
IrishEyes Jun 2018 #19
Aristus Jun 2018 #20
ailsagirl Jun 2018 #22
Phoenix61 Jun 2018 #28
ailsagirl Jun 2018 #21
Aristus Jun 2018 #23
ailsagirl Jun 2018 #36
Habibi Jun 2018 #24
Aristus Jun 2018 #25
woodsprite Jun 2018 #26
Aristus Jun 2018 #27
jberryhill Jun 2018 #29
Laffy Kat Jun 2018 #31
SkatmanRoth Jun 2018 #33
NNadir Jun 2018 #34
malthaussen Jun 2018 #35

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 03:45 PM

1. I'm choosing to believe this is going to be

Our finest hour

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Response to DUgosh (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 03:48 PM

3. Instead of the darkness of the grave,

perhaps it is the darkness of the womb.

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Response to DUgosh (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 06:12 PM

11. Points for the Apollo 13 reference.👏👏👏

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Response to irisblue (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 06:20 PM

13. I need the points!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 03:45 PM

2. Churchill

dealing with the dark days of WWII

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 04:04 PM

4. It's always darkest before the dawn. Every cloud has a silver lining.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 04:23 PM

5. Find the interview with the guy who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in

SF and survived. He said as soon as he jumped he regretted it.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 04:30 PM

8. Don't worry. I'm not going to jump.

But if I were going to, the county officials thoughtfully provided us with two to choose from...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 01:07 AM

30. Two words

Galloping Gertie!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 04:25 PM

6. You will probably outlive--


the orange bastard!

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Response to JohnnyLib2 (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 04:28 PM

7. I hope the month of June outlives the Orange Bastard...

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Response to JohnnyLib2 (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 04:13 AM

32. For a moment there,

I thought you were talking about the Golden Gate Bridge!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 05:29 PM

9. The alternative is despair or hopelessness

Neither will do us any good. Giving up will accomplish nothing.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 05:38 PM

10. My dear Aristus...

Remember that we all love and cherish you...

As do your friends and relatives out in the real world...

I know you're not going to do this, but a little reminder of how awful our lives would be without you alongside all of us...

Well. It's true.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 06:16 PM

12. Isn"t of your kid in laws an annoyace?

Plan a way to hype the grands on sugar right before you leave on the next visit. Or get a drum set for the grands. I know, I'm evil sometimes

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Response to irisblue (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 06:25 PM

14. They actually went home to Colorado two weeks ago.

What a relief...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 06:29 PM

15. Plan ahead for next visit

You now have a goal.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 06:55 PM

16. There won't be a next visit.

That's my goal...



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Response to Aristus (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 07:12 PM

17. See, a plan.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 07:17 PM

18. I feel better already...



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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 09:37 PM

19. The City of London Will Be Powered By 100% Renewable Energy Starting in October

Last edited Thu Jun 28, 2018, 07:48 PM - Edit history (1)

To make it an even dozen, here are eleven more that I found on the Good News Network. There are plenty more stories.
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org

1.Researchers Have Finally Created Simple Eco-Friendly Machine That Recycles Used Diapers
2.Instead of Tossing it Back, 5,000 Indian Fishermen Now Collect Ocean Plastic to Build Roads and Prosperity
3.Lyft is Giving Free Rides to Cancer Patients Headed to Medical Appointments
4.15-Year-old Girl Creates Simple, Revolutionary Device That Can Generate Electricity From Rainwater
5.Kind Cop Replaces Stolen Groceries for Man Who Fainted From Diabetes in the Parking Lot
6.Jimmy Carter Delivers a New Clinic to Small Town That Has Been Without a Physician
7.Worlds First Pay-What-You-Can Grocery Store! It Saves Food Otherwise Destined for Trash
8.Dog Waits With Missing 3-Year-old in Cornfield Overnight Until Help Arrives
9.In Just 8 Years, Conservation Measures Increased Jaguar Population by 20%
10.Denver Schools Are Ensuring That No Kids Go Hungry By Offering Free Meals Over the Summer
11.While Pit Bull Rescues Family From House Fire, She Pulls Baby to Safety By Her Diaper

Also, I plan to live another 50 or so years. The is my country and I'm much too much of a stubborn Irish lady to give up. The right wants people to be fearful, hateful and ignorant. They want us to give up. Fuck em. There are more good people in the world than bad. Hope and love are still alive.

Now, I'm going to make an appointment to give blood tomorrow. I feel the need to a little something to help someone.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 09:44 PM

20. That's very encouraging. Thank you.

This was what I was hoping for.



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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 10:43 PM

22. Thanks for this!!

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 12:41 AM

28. Thanks so much!

It isn't all bad news but it's easy to get sqept over by the bad.

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #21)

Wed Jun 27, 2018, 11:40 PM

23. Two of the best!

Thank you, ailsagirl!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 01:19 PM

36. I'm glad they helped-- God knows, we all need to be buoyed up occasionally!!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 12:21 AM

24. Check out the Good News Roundup at dkos

It's a daily collection of, well, good news on the political/social/environmental fronts.

https://www.dailykos.com/user/Good%20News/history

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Response to Habibi (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 12:27 AM

25. Thank you, Habibi. I appreciate it.

I can always use some good news...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 12:33 AM

26. You have to go to the end of the line.

The way this week has been for all of us, politically, personally, etc, Im sure that line is getting longer by the minute.

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #26)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 12:33 AM

27. I'm willing to wait my turn.

We all need a little help...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 12:48 AM

29. Which one?

 


Are we talking Verrazano Narrows, Golden Gate, Brooklyn (a classic), or will any bridge do?

Im sort of partial to the Passyunk Avenue bridge. Its not real high, but whatever is in the Schuykill River will definitely finish the job.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 03:02 AM

31. Wait for me? nt

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 06:17 AM

33. Take your GoPro

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 06:26 AM

34. The Golden Gate Bridge weighs 887,000 tons.

This is slightly less than all of the uranium already mined and doing nothing.

We could double the world's per capita average continuous power consumption, about 2500 watts (which is 1/4 of what the average American consumes), shut every oil well, close very coal mine, and every gas field, and power more than 7 billion human beings for centuries with this uranium.

Most people don't get it, I think, but as a scientist, hoping for smarter future generations, including some of the kids I know very well, I find this very encouraging.

I wish I could believe you would find this encouraging.

Life is very beautiful, but as I'm finding out, very short. Being alive is a tremendous privilege. I wish everyone could understand that as I do now, but apparently we can't. Once I couldn't, but I do now.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 11:48 AM

35. Basically, I don't want to give the bastards the satisfaction.

Their policies may kill me, but I'll haunt them from Beyond.

I definitely want to hang on long enough to see the end of these motherfuckers.

-- Mal

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