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Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:56 PM

Don't Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he'd stuck it out.
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are -
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

- by Author Unknown

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Reply Don't Quit (Original post)
Melurkyoulongtime Apr 2016 OP
Duckhunter935 Apr 2016 #1
Melurkyoulongtime Apr 2016 #3
Duckhunter935 Apr 2016 #9
Faux pas Apr 2016 #2
mmonk Apr 2016 #4
Oixi1993 Apr 2016 #5
Melurkyoulongtime Apr 2016 #6
Oixi1993 Apr 2016 #11
Melurkyoulongtime Apr 2016 #12
Oixi1993 Apr 2016 #13
Oixi1993 Apr 2016 #7
Melurkyoulongtime Apr 2016 #8
TBF Apr 2016 #10

Response to Melurkyoulongtime (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 02:59 PM

1. Funny how that other

 

Group is telling us how to act and giving us advise but they are so afraid of us, we are all blocked from responding

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 03:09 PM

3. Telling, isn't it?

Though I was able to respond to one here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1107114183

Lol.


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Response to Melurkyoulongtime (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 06:18 PM

9. Not surprised, join the club

 

Shows how they really do not want a discussion, shows how dishonest some of her supporters are.

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Response to Melurkyoulongtime (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 03:04 PM

2. Kickin'

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Response to Melurkyoulongtime (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 03:23 PM

4. I will always fight for justice. I'll fight for Bernie

as long as he stays in. Then I will do what all disenfranchised people do. Protest in the street for the forgotten. It's the only type of politics left for many.

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Response to Melurkyoulongtime (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 04:42 PM

5. I think of Sanders when I read this poem as well.

 

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Teddy Roosevelt

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Response to Oixi1993 (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 04:45 PM

6. + infinity nt

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Response to Melurkyoulongtime (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 06:27 PM

11. 56

 

Ok...Been trying to work this out. I even googled it. I am 56 and do not know all the terms. What does + infinity nt mean?

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Response to Oixi1993 (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 08:30 PM

12. Lol, sorry!

+ infinity means I infinitely agree w/ you. + 1, + million, + billion also mean the same thing just that the higher the number the more the responder agrees w you. ETA: nt or n/t means no text in the body of the message.

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Response to Melurkyoulongtime (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 08:57 PM

13. Learning

 

all kinds of new things. Glad to be taking part in this.

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Response to Melurkyoulongtime (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 04:53 PM

7. Analogy

 

I have posted along these lines before but it bears repeating. Two months ago I still classified myself as conservative. Today I am an enthusiastic progressive. Why? I feel like Jim Carey on the Truman Show. I was happy in my phony little world getting all worked up over whatever the manipulators decided I needed to get excited about. Then some liberal friends challenged me and I allowed Sanders to explain how things really are. Now I am on here rooting for progressives who started all this to stand firm. There is a sea change coming folks. If not now it WILL come. I am not the only Jim Carey out here. We will win if we stick to our guns.

I truly look up to you progressives. You are standing for something and you are right!! I have been looking into things like Fracking and realized you guys have been right about that among many other things. Fracking is so bad I am amazed there is even a debate about it.

So I continue to brag about you guys to my conservative friends. I have a handful that have come over like me and the others think I have lost my mind. It is never easy to lead as Sanders knows too well. It is never easy to be trailblazers. It is never easy to stand alone but take heart. You are not standing alone.

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Response to Oixi1993 (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 04:58 PM

8. Thanks!

And welcome to DU!

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Response to Melurkyoulongtime (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2016, 06:21 PM

10. Thank you -

they are doing everything they can to get to us, both in their own forums and in ours. They are posing as friends and trying to distract us. Eye on the ball. We are coming down the final stretch now.

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