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    NEW MEMBERS CHECK-IN THREAD #5

    Welcome to JackPineRadicals.

    We are a site dedicated to progressive people and progressive ideals.

    Please come and join us for fun, discerning and informative conversation. You can rest assured that your individual take on things will be appreciated.

    I would suggest that you familiarize yourself with the minimal rules we have here on JackPineRadicals before you start posting. They are found in About JackPineRadicals and Community Standards & Guidelines. Links to both are on the bottom of every page should you need them later.

    There is a pretty vast amount of information regarding things such as posting pictures and individualizing your avatar and signature in Help & Q&A. This informative thread is linked in your left hand navigation area under Main Forums.

    We have had some trolls and others disrupting conversations lately, so we are asking all members to become familiar with the rules and report anything that they think need be addressed.

    If you would like to introduce yourself to the community, post a reply on this thread.

    If you are coming to us from another site, it would help us if you would put your other name(s) in your signature for a little while. You might find some old friends here that way.

    And thanks for joining our merry little band.

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    Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."

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    • talkstoclouds (1 posts)
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      1. Hi I live in North Dakota, please don’t hold it against me

      Hi I live in North Dakota, please don’t hold it against me. It’s not quite as red here in the eastern part of the state.  Was a member at the other place for many years and didn’t post much, left very shortly after they fully supported herself.  I have been lurking here since until finally joining recently. I supported Bernie and caucused for him and am in alignment with his values.

      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        2. Welcome to JPR

        I like your tag. Very nice. I don’t think anyone will care one way or the other that you’re from North Dakota, and in fact may want to know if you know anything about the DAPL that we aren’t getting via news.

        Seriously, there’s a lot of cool people here and we welcome you to our site.

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
      • MrMickeysMom (943 posts)
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        12. Hello, talkstoclouds…

        No problem where you’re from. Hey, I was born in New Jersey…

        I’m aligned with his values… boy, am I ever. Good to see you here! :hi:

        Hell no...I'm not giving up...     cat-gif-238.gif giphy.gif
    • jandad2007 (3 posts)
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      3. Hi!

      Former DUer…(Tireman)

      Hope this goes better than the other site…

      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        4. Welcome to JPR.

        It is way superior to Site Voldemort. You’re not allowed to use what you used. It’s in the rules. No direct reference to ‘that other place’. So be careful from here on, or any post having said direct reference will ‘disappear’ into the void as it were.

        You might see SV used. That’s what it means. I had one of my very first posts trashed because I not only named the nameless, I named the guy running it. Way bad.

        Come and have some interesting and valuable discussions with good old fashioned liberals. And have some fun as well. We have a fairly large selection of specialty topic forums if you’re interested.

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
        • jandad2007 (3 posts)
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          5. Cool!

          Thanks for the heads up!

          • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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            6. de nada

            My pleasure.

            Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
    • Deadpool (5930 posts)
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      7. We’re on #5 already? Sheesh. Anyway…

      To all new members past, present, and future…

         
      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        8. Why are you so surprised?

        You, Mary and her friend blew up number 4.

        Sheeeeesh yourself.

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
        • Deadpool (5930 posts)
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          9. Blowing things up is one of my specialties…

          :lol:

             
          • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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            10. I'll buy that.

            Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
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    • Greyhound (1 posts)
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      13. Deja vu, that curious feeling that one…

      Saw here in a post on C99 and stopped by to be somewhat overwhelmed by nostalgia.

      I’m Greyhound, Gryehound, and long ago Greyhound1966, on DKos (haven’t been there for months), Reddit, and DU.

      Bonus points for finishing the quotation… ;-D

      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        14. Welcome to the zoo.

        However, you have to lose the other sites in a direct reference other than here.

        Verboten. Got warned on one of my very first posts.

        You’ll find the name for the other site is ‘that other site’ or SV, site voldemort.

        Come and have some fun and all……

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
    • TG4Bernie (2 posts)
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      15. New here!

      Stopped by DU but didn’t appreciate the Hillary worship but I was stuck there until registration was open here.

      I’m finally home!

      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        16. Welcome to JPR!

        There are a lot of former Site Voldemort people here. You will find that open references to that site will get you reported, in a hurry. I speak from experience cause I did it and got noticed my first day here.

        There are a bunch of fun topics and threads going, so come on in and join us!

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
    • human101948 (8 posts)
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      17. Blocked, banned, and banished on D…U….…

      The powers that be there don’t seem to understand the meaning of the word “underground.”  They turned the site into a purity test that brooked no dissent.

      I had been posting there since 2001, having found the site through the late great Bartcop.  I contributed money, posted under one identity more than 12,000 times and yet was summarily drawn and quartered for some politically correct comments.  (Almost exclusively as a humorous mocking of Republicans and right wingers.)

       

      Oh yeah, and I kept saying that Bernie was better and Hillary was too Wall Street with negative ratings that were sky high. That nailed my coffin shut.

       

      • libodem (893 posts)
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        18. Refugees welcome here

        It’s not very Democratic to require.an oath to, Hillary Herself, rather than to Democrats.

      • madfloridian (1166 posts)
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        19. 2002 for me, 2004 at the DK site…

        couldn’t swear loyalty to any one person, so here I am.  Welcome! :hi:

        If a person is required to be loyal to a political party and not question their stands on issues, then any semblance of real truth is lost. https://twitter.com/madfloridian
        • human101948 (8 posts)
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          21. Thanks!

          Always found your contributions useful and informative.

        • Diclotican (11 posts)
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          46. Madfloridan

          Hey

          I know you from the other side – so you ended up here.. Sad, you was a good writer on the other site. hopefully you are even better here..

          Diclotican

          • madfloridian (1166 posts)
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            48. Hi Diclotican, so good to see you here.

            I hope you hang around a while.  We are an outspoken bunch.   We have some heated discussions, but only a few are picking on others.  Yep, had to leave the other site.

            So welcome!  :hi: :hi:

            If a person is required to be loyal to a political party and not question their stands on issues, then any semblance of real truth is lost. https://twitter.com/madfloridian
      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        20. Sounds a lot like a bunch of people here.

        You should fit right in.

        Welcome to JPR.

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
    • Aya Reiko (18 posts)
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      22. Showing up

      I’ve largely given up on DU.  It’s practically a toxic, groupthink cesspit.  I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes full left-wing tea party (if it hasn’t already).

      Votes are earned, not given out just because of what party someone claims to be.

      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        23. Say hello to something different.

        We aren’t any 3rd way cesspit. In fact, we’re alotta fun most of the time. You should watch out using the real initials of Site Voldemort outside this thread.

        I did and promptly got the post removed. Among other things.

        Jump on in and start on the one year anniversary of JPR.

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
    • washellofromreddit (58 posts)
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      24. Just received my ban over there!

      I was getting a bunch of “Hey, they’re after you” messages right before getting a cascade of hides (“RW talking points” they say) and a ban.

      I suppose I’ll post over here now.  Hello.

      • Deadpool (5930 posts)
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        25. Welcome to JPR

           
        • artis life (111 posts)
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          28. I liked reading your posts there

          I am no longer a Democrat, so I haven’t gone back to posting there since the election night meltdown. I read to enjoy their pain.

          • washellofromreddit (58 posts)
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            38. The meltdown was epic.

            It was a little depressing too.  Reddit’s /r/politics was eerily quiet for a few days.  But they’re all out of their funk now, back to hating Bernie and blaming teenagers for Trump.

            I know DU still actually has a big progressive population (I got a lot of good PMs from all over) that tends to stay quiet to avoid the rampant jury system abuse.  One of my posts had over 100 recs mostly from people who rarely or never post.  The jerks just seem predominant because they post obsessively and can silence their opponents.  But I’ll admit it was amusing to see those same jerks eating crow and pretending it was  T-bone.

            I’m no democrat either.  I was trying to be one because of Bernie, but I got tired of being insulted every time I wasn’t being ignored.  I’ll just focus on activism and specific issues and simply ignore the democrats until the party pulls its head out of its ass.  As of the 20th they’re no more powerful than the greens, and the greens are actually nice.

      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        26. Come and have some fun to.

        Check out the daily topics. Some are very good.

        Welcome to JPR

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
    • ZimInSeattle (87 posts)
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      27. Hi JPR's!

      I am ZimInSeattle at C99% and also Steemit. Major Bernie supporter where I went $600 over max. Even though the primary was stolen, I believe the money was well spent exposing the Democratic Party for the corrupt rotten hulk it has become. After the purge at DKos, I #DemExited. Recently found out I have been shadow banned at the Seattle Times and any website that uses the FaceBook commenting plugin, like Huffington Post and ESPN. It seems only I have been able to see my comments for a year and half at least. No one will tell me why. So I’m thinking it’s because I was a Bernie supporter pushing back on all the BS out there like ‘the Russians did it’. Glad to have found this place through the good folks at C99%.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK | Bernie would have WON!
      • artis life (111 posts)
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        29. Interesting about the shadow ban

        I wonder if I have that at the Huff Post, too.

         

        I loved calling out their paid posters…and after August, when they went full blown Hillbot Land, I stopped going there for ..you know…actual news.

        But once in awhile I will go and see an article and post my opposition…but I turned off notifications from that site, so who knows if I was just talking to myself.

         

        Oh….Welcome..LOL

        • ZimInSeattle (87 posts)
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          34. Shadow banning is very deceptive.

          They let you think you are part of the discourse when actually you are not. I noticed that my comments would never get any ‘likes’. So to test, I posted a comment then went to a different computer that wasn’t signed into my FaceBook account, and the comment wasn’t there. Same thing at the Seattle Times. Canceling our subscription there.

          "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK | Bernie would have WON!
      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        30. Welcome to JPR.

        This site is dedicated to ardent Bernie and Bernie Way supporters.

        Come and bring your unique ideas to the forums.

        Be careful mentioning other sites directly. That’s a big no-no here.

        I found out the hard way.

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
        • ZimInSeattle (87 posts)
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          36. Mentioning other sites is not allowed? That there's a red flag for me.

          So I can’t post an essay here and say I cross posted at another site? If that’s the case, I probably won’t be around here that often. Doesn’t seem like that’s an issue at other progressive blogging sites.

          "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK | Bernie would have WON!
          • Haikugal (4194 posts)
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            37. No that isn't the rule. We don't spend time here bitching about other sites.

            What you do is up to you but if you look around you’ll see what we’re about here.

            Welcome to JPR!

              Be the bird.....
          • Deadpool (5930 posts)
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            39. That’s fine.

            Whining/complaining about other sites is not allowed. 

               
          • Marym625 (13727 posts)
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            76. Welcome to the JackpineRadicals family

            Of course you can link to your work elsewhere. And you can discuss other sites.

            The rule is that you can’t post when the sole purpose is to rant about things elsewhere, or link to things elsewhere to callout members of another site.

            Otherwise, you’re welcome to post just about anything you want

            948c8f248a
    • passionflower95 (29 posts)
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      31. Hey there

      I am from Minneapolis. I campaigned for Bernie Sanders because I truly believe in his message and values. Previously, I campaigned for President Obama. After this ugly election, I am just trying to come to terms with the unknown. There is an enemy in our midst. Officially in January. But I’m still reeling from going from the intelligent and compassionate President Obama to a ridiculous asshat. So I find myself coming here looking to enjoy some good discussion and celebrate unity and diversity.

      There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.- Soren Kierkegaard
      • Deadpool (5930 posts)
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        32. Welcome to JPR

           
        • passionflower95 (29 posts)
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          33. Thank you

          I appreciate that. I love your username.

          There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.- Soren Kierkegaard
          • Deadpool (5930 posts)
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            35. Thank you.

             

               
    • Badger Badger (78 posts)
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      40. I found JackPineRadicals in a thread at DU

      Of course, it was a very dismissive comment, because, you know, you have to worship the Clintons there and anyone else that wants to build a stronger Democratic Party with BETTER Democrats is not welcome.  Don’t even get me started on DK, my profile has a few links and facts about his background, including:

      1.  He is not a democrat — he just couldn’t become a big important person as a republican, so he started DK and the record now clearly shows his site is detrimental to progressive politics.
      2. He is credibly reported to have been CIA, but only admits military service.  Remember, once in that lodge, you are always CIA
      3. No one is more profane, irrational, and full-of-himself as an Internet rock star than Markos Moulitsas.  But hey! He’s a big Clinton fan and even picked up a gig with her (NOTE:  There was no need to bribe him, as KOS exists to move the Democratic Party to the right and towards Wall Street.
      Badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, Argh! Snake, a snake! Snaaake! A snaaaake, oooh its a snake!
      • Ohio Barbarian (848 posts)
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        41. Welcome. Just remember not to mention the Site Which Cannot Be Named.

        Which you just did.  I’ve noticed others here call it SV, and so will you I’m sure. Me? I haven’t been around that place since 2009 when I said I wished I had voted for Nader, lol.

        "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."--Voltaire  
        • Badger Badger (78 posts)
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          42. SV? I don't know what that stands for, but have seen.

          I have seen DK used on a few other comments, so used it.  A few times, I have referred to an evil orange site.  Soon, I will have no reason to mention it in any way at all and the sooner that happens, the better.  I am deeply disturbed that a 2016 Clinton operative ran a banner graphic of Clinton’s 96% probability for victory daily for weeks and should have been an advocate for campaigning in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.  Massive fail — a feature or glitch?

          Badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, Argh! Snake, a snake! Snaaake! A snaaaake, oooh its a snake!
          • Ohio Barbarian (848 posts)
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            43. Feature or a glitch? I don't know. But stupidity comes to mind.

            Clinton’s campaign was stupidly arrogant throughout, and it just got worse after she “won” the primary. DK probably means Daily Kos, BTW. I have forgotten what SV stands for.

            To be fair about the campaign, I thought Clinton would win the general for sure. I, like many others, went by the polls even when I should have known better than to trust “likely voter” polls this year, so I can be guilty of stupidity as well. Every once in awhile, anyway; I’m only human. To be fair about the polls, when you incorporate the margin of error they were mostly right, after all. It’s just that the error broke against Clinton–I had no idea so many voters despised her as much as I did.

            This came as a very unpleasant surprise to people who truly deserved to be unpleasantly surprised, as I’m sure you witnessed.

            "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."--Voltaire  
            • tiamat (637 posts)
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              44. SV =

              DumbUnderworld

          • Deadpool (5930 posts)
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            45. SV = Site Voldemort

            It is used in reference to Third-Way sites.

               
    • Diclotican (11 posts)
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      47. Hello

      Hello everyone

      I am not really an american, as I live in Norway but have been following US politics for a long time, and I bumbed over this site from another site I also have been on for some years. Registered here, and it looks like a progressive place who I suspect the US would need in the insanity who will be the “norm” the 4 next year…

      And by the way – was and is a big fan of Bernie Sanders – what could have been….

      Diclotican

      • madfloridian (1166 posts)
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        49. Diclotican, couple of years ago you posted your experience with health care.

        I remember it and looked it up in your journal.  I wish you would repost or rewrite it here.  It was quite an experience and cost you little or nothing.

        I wish we could get a better health care system here, but too many politicians are paid off by big money.  I doubt we will.

         

        If a person is required to be loyal to a political party and not question their stands on issues, then any semblance of real truth is lost. https://twitter.com/madfloridian
      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        50. Welcome to JPR, Diclotican

        We can always use the perspectives of those who aren’t “really an american”.

        Too many real Americans think that America is the act’s meow and never get a chance to see coparitive models of governance. I look forward to your perspectives.

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
      • Spanish Devil (189 posts)
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        52. Diclotican

        Used to be Ghost Dog. Long time observing the Beast and the World in English, Spanish, French. From UK Yorkshire & West Country escaped from London 1987 to Barcelona & Canary Islands for saner society, better life.

        In the context of the fast-approaching socio-economic and therefore political consequences of anthropogenic climate and therefore biospheric- and human-geography change I feel far from optimistic as regards the near- and mid-term futures for all people, but not pessimistic as regards long-term outcomes for eventually-surviving humans and the biosphere or Gaia as a whole… But first, Hellmouth:

        Far an taine ‘n abhainn, ‘s ann as mò a fuaim.

        Where the stream is shallowest, it is noisiest.

        • Diclotican (11 posts)
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          53. Spanish Devil

          Hey

          Ah, you was ghost dog :) How nice to know you, under your new name. True the next 10-20 years would be difficult for everyone I think – but it helps being the opptimist when the world looks like it goes down the toilet… And the election of “Little hand” as I call him, have indeed made the world a worse place, and he is not even sworn in yet…

          Diclotican

      • Manny Goldstein (1393 posts)
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        54. Great to see you here!

        I enjoyed your posts at DU.

        • Diclotican (11 posts)
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          55. Manny Goldstein

          Hey

          Greeat to see you here too – and yes, I allways enjoyed your posts at DU myself thank you. Hopefully we will bump into eatch other many times here too

          Diclotican

      • bemildred (1688 posts)
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        56. Glad you found us.

        :hi:

        • Diclotican (11 posts)
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          59. Bemildred

          hey

          Nice to discover you too :) Yes it is nice to discover I was not alone

          Diclotican

    • VoiceOfReason (412 posts)
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      51. Halo

      Looks like my kind of people here.  I will try to stay humble for a while.  Thanks for the welcome.  I’m hungry for justice.  I am for the underdogs.

      "Men who do evil brilliantly are often admired"  Voltaire Voice Of Reason, aka , Troll destroyer
      • Deadpool (5930 posts)
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        57. Welcome to JPR

        :welcome:

           
        • VoiceOfReason (412 posts)
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          58. thanks

          I needed that! b

          "Men who do evil brilliantly are often admired"  Voltaire Voice Of Reason, aka , Troll destroyer
      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        63. Welcome to JPR

        Don’t stay humble for long.

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
    • CoupCoupT (9 posts)
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      60. Just a hello to all.. Question?… Parliamentary Procedure?

      • tiamat (637 posts)
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        61. Just a member here but I'll try to help.

        :welcome:

        • CoupCoupT (9 posts)
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          62. Thanks Tiamat

          I assume that all of our Council meetings follow Robert Rules of Order for debate/discussion… Does it follow that all meetings must allow for new business/discussion… If so can these points be out maneuvered(tabled) to a point of being rendered mute… I know this is a somewhat vague question but there is a final point that I hope to achieve….

          • tiamat (637 posts)
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            64. I don't know about where you are.

            Everywhere in SoCal I’ve lived, each council has set their own rules, both for members and the public.

            :shrug:

          • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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            66. I'm with Tiamat,

            Every city council I’ve ever attended had their own procedures. Most only allowed new business if it was requested before the meeting, and if someone wanted to open a new business discussion it was placed on the agenda for the next meeting.

            Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        65. THere is a new question topic posted at the top of every page.

        @deadpool has been really putting in the time and effort to make it pretty spectacular.

        You can always just go there and if the help isn’t already there, just reply with your question and someone will come and help you out.

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
    • Eleanors38 (4 posts)
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      67. Hello, folks! Joined today and look forward to hearing new ideas

      to overhaul the Party and present real and aggressive competition to the 2 varieties of right wing extremism (GOP and trump strongman politics).  Happy new year to everyone!

      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        68. Welcome to JPR!

        We can use all the competition for the fight for the next few years, and get a true liberal/progressive elected.

        Have fun!!

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
    • MyDogsBFF (5 posts)
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      69. Whoa late to the game …

      I usually follow instructions quite well but posted a couple times before posting to this thread. I lurked for a while and really enjoy the info and dialogue here. I consider myself a full time progressive but part time interweb denizen. I check in a few times a week and will post when I can add value, but am amazed at the dedication and contribution many folks make here. I work way too much which is not an excuse because I actually enjoy my work. I am type-A extrovert at work but proud introvert in my personal life. I recently celebrated my 50th bday and not surprisingly discovered (largely by pee, poo, and barf stains throughout my house) that I apparently care for animals more than humans. However, I invest a lot of time in local charities mostly focused on disadvantaged kids.

      I live in MN (Go Betty) and actually have RSAD (Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder). I love winter. I do not dislike summer but I do love XC skiing and snowshoeing. My vegetable garden grows larger every year which keeps me very busy, and I am getting much better with flowers and other flora on my little patch of dirt.

      I have had a difficult time shrugging off personal sadness in the past month or so. Not depression, I am a happy optimist, but sad about where “we” are right now, especially with close liberal friends who jumped the shark with Turd Way. My optimism hopes that their (sad and shocking) poutrage and gullibility accelerates their and other people’s evolution to progressivism. I really hope that the Russia Hack, Golden Shower, and other nonsense stories push otherwise sane people to Our Revolution. I do not waste much time trying to debate Turd Wayers, but I believe there is deep hunger for the ideals in Our Revolution among many independent moderates. It is my opinion that it is those independent moderates that we need to convert to win both short and long term.

      I like Our Revolution because it enables me to improve my focus on what I already practice, local leaders. Since I have minimal impact on the Federal level, I try to invest my thoughts and time on City, County, and State leaders. However, I must say that it was fun to attend Michelle Bachmann events and torture her staff and bigots when I had the chance. While it made me feel good, it did not do much to help progressives.

      Sorry for the lengthy post and thanks for reading.

      "When too many Americans don't vote or participate, some see apathy and despair. I see disappointment and even outrage. And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action." - Paul Wellstone
      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        70. Welcome to JPR where it would seem that no one follows instructions.

        Love your name, since I think I’m mydogsbff too. Thanks for sharing on the check-in thread, that’s really nice of you.

        We have a lot of topics for you to choose from and a lot of really cool revolutionaries to meet.

        Come and join the fun.

        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
      • Land of Enchantment (4569 posts)
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        71. Greetings and welcome! I too love your handle and hope you will be

        posting photos of you BFF for all to enjoy. We have an 8 year old German Shepherd, love of our lives. Raised by 3 cats. Loves everybody and every critter. Won’t even chase a rabbit. :lol:

        Thanks for your intro–you are going to fit right in!!!!!! Welcome aboard and I look forward to your posts!

        LoE

        :welcome:

         

                "Hope is the feathered thing that perches in your heart." ~ Emily Dickinson  
    • strangeviews (21 posts)
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      72. New member here!

       

      Big Bernie supporter, first candidate I ever actually gave money to in my life

      I’m so happy to see him leading the charge against Trump and his cohorts

      Tired of hearing the excuses for why Hillary lost, I saw it coming from a mile away, and I’m still stinging over their treatment of Bernie

      I was furious at Bernie for casting his support to her, but I’m getting over it more and more every time I hear his inspired voice

      The reluctance of Clinton supporters to move past the election is really bothering me

      I don’t think they leaned their lesson from this election cycle and that is very disturbing

      Glad I found this place

      • Deadpool (5930 posts)
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        73. Welcome to JPR

        :welcome:

           
      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        74. Welcome to Bernie Heaven.

        Lots and lots of staunch Bernie birds here for you to talk with and share your strange views with!

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        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
    • Green Dog Dem (767 posts)
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      75. Hi there! It's KamaAina from that other site.

      I managed to get “flagged for review” (i.e. death row) just over two months after Black Tuesday. Apparently any and all criticism of HRC is now considered “bashing a Democratic public figure”.

      Aloha! KamaAina in the hale (house).
      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        77. Welcome to JPR!

        Come on in and have some fun posting about Hill the Shill, but be careful posting about other sites. That’s a no-no.

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        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
      • Land of Enchantment (4569 posts)
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        78. Greetings, I remember you from the other place. I hope you find a happy

        home here. We do have a few rules about posting about the other place and its members so please acquaint yourself with them. I’m sure you will find a lot of old friends here. Some members like to put their username from the other place in their sig line so we know who they are and you might want to consider doing that for a while. Thanks for taking the time to check in and    :welcome:

                "Hope is the feathered thing that perches in your heart." ~ Emily Dickinson  
    • IntrepidLurker (3 posts)
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      79. Hi I'm kind of new

      Long time lurker — from youknowwhere. Have to use a completely different user name b/c I’d be relieved of my duties there if found out I’m posting here. Sad that’s the state of affairs. Glad to be around old/new friends

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        • IntrepidLurker (3 posts)
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          81. This will be my last post here as I know I've broken rules

          There is just onowhere for people to know about these things that go on. You talk about it there and you get banned and flagged and whatever and you can’t here for reasons and on FB they will remove the post. I just think people should know, I know there are others like me who are on there still but lurk here and need to know they’re not safe.

          thank you all

          • VoiceOfReason (412 posts)
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            82. me too

            Long live freedom of speech!

            "Men who do evil brilliantly are often admired"  Voltaire Voice Of Reason, aka , Troll destroyer
    • dEEDeeNL (72 posts)
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      83. hallo

      > NEW MEMBERS CHECK-IN THREAD #5… Welcome to JackPineRadicals.

      > …

      > And thanks for joining our merry little band.

      You’re welcome!

       
      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        85. Welcome to JPR!

        Come on in and join a bunch of progressives!

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        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
        • dEEDeeNL (72 posts)
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          97. re:Welcome to JPR!

          TY for welcome and the welcome gif from animatedimages.org!

           
      • Deadpool (5930 posts)
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        88. Welcome to JPR

           
        • dEEDeeNL (72 posts)
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          98. re:Welcome to JPR

          TY, and for JPG from welcome-word-in-different-languages.jpg. Very very considerate.

           
    • The Contrarian (202 posts)
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      84. herro

      hi guys. checking in?

      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        86. Does this mean you're contrary?

        Probably fit right in.

        Welcome to JPR!

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        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
        • The Contrarian (202 posts)
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          89. I often take an opposing view for the sake

          of understanding why the position is bad. ive been called a contrarian since I was a kid by my dad

      • Deadpool (5930 posts)
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        87. Welcome to JPR

           
    • Fingrinn (11 posts)
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      90. Fingrinn

      From New Zealand. Used to lurk at SV and occasionally post. Got banned for posting someones name. Capitol crime I know. Apparently he was on the Super secret anti Semite list which I didn’t get when joining.

       

      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        91. Hi Fingrinn

        Welcome to JPR. Posting names without permission of the owner is not approved here either.

        That being said, there aren’t any super secret anythings here.

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        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
    • lastone (18 posts)
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      92. Just got banned from "the place that shall not be named"!

      For bashing dems who vote like republicans – only sycophantic fools with no ability to reason ban free thought even when negative against people who claim to be working for similar goals.

      I am happy to have found JPR!

       

       

      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        93. Welcome to JPR

        One note: don’t refer to Site Voldemort directly beyond this point. We’re pretty touchy about that thing so you’ll either get your post removed or a warning to remove the reference yourself.

        Other than that

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        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
        • lastone (18 posts)
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          94. fixed it!

          Thanks for the welcome, c u around!

          • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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            95. Be sure to check out the daily posts. We have a lot of fun there.

            Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
          • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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            100. I hope so.

            Come on and get to know some folks.

            Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
        • Green Dog Dem (767 posts)
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          99. I've been wondering what SV means!

          Aloha! KamaAina in the hale (house).
          • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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            101. We had to come up with something.

            It’s verboten to mention the other site and it’s dark overlord directly.

            I got a post removed on my first day because of the rule. It was kinda embarrassing, ya know?

            Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
            • Green Dog Dem (767 posts)
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              103. So did I!

              Aloha! KamaAina in the hale (house).
          • Haikugal (4194 posts)
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            102. SV=Site Voldemort

            Welcome!!! :hi:

              Be the bird.....
      • Deadpool (5930 posts)
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        96. Welcome to JPR

           
      • HassleCat (11 posts)
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        107. Same story here.

        I ran into stalkers who followed me around as part of their purging and purification effort.  Unfortunate because most of them are pretty cool.  But the purifiers are winnowing the ranks, which should be good for this site.

    • slay (18 posts)
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      104. Not new – was on the dot org – had health issues -now finally on the dot com yay

      and many (some) of you may remember me from the shit pond other place where I was also known as “slay” with over 10,000 posts before they gave me the ol’ heave-ho (place is 90% Hillary-bots these days anyways from what I can tell – and their Alexa rankings are sinking like a stone – well deserved since the owner and his wife used to work for The (DLC) Clintons – but enough of that).    Looking forward to getting back into the fight for true progress and true progressive values – as well as supporting great progressives like my man Bernie – the person we ALL know SHOULD be President right now!

      I first joined JPR the week yall started I think – was when the shit about Manny went down over there – that was the last straw for me.  As far as me – for fun I do computer stuff like Wii-U emulation, play a massively popular MMO that only came out in Japan called Phantasy Star Online 2 (i’m “slay” on there as well so stop by and say hi if you also play!) which some awesome fans have translated into English for us – as well as Diablo 3.   I also like hiking, good sci-fi and horror, documentaries, and have been a HUGEEEE Bernie fan for years ever since Ed Shultz used to have him on his show.  Nice to be back.  :)

      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        105. Well, welcome back!!

        We’re still pretty much total Bernie fans getting along in these dark days.

        Step on in and have some fun!

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        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
    • HassleCat (11 posts)
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      106. Greetings!

      If the user name looks familiar, I have come here from a different forum.  Actually I was chased out of there by intolerant, humorless drones.  Too bad, because most people there are pretty cool.  I hope this site is not populated by stalkers who seek to purge and purify.

      • so far from heaven (6094 posts)
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        108. Well, welcome to JPR.

        We attempt to not be humorless drones, but you never know. We are pretty tolerant though. They even let me on here.

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        Edit: "Bite me" was suggested by Deadpool. What I meant to say is "Hey Deadpool!!!  Bite me."
      • madfloridian (1166 posts)
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        109. Yes, I do recognize the name. Good to see you here.

        Many like me are still members in good standing but are just taking a different road right now.

        Most everyone here is nice, but we do get our trollish moments.   I think mods and admins really try hard to be fair even if they don’t agree with a poster.

        Enjoy.  :hi:

        If a person is required to be loyal to a political party and not question their stands on issues, then any semblance of real truth is lost. https://twitter.com/madfloridian
    • LEFTYFRIZZLE (2 posts)
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      110. hello

      hello all,retired member of IBEW,was a diehard Dem of 50 years until the shit  they pulled on Bernie here in Vegas,I Demexited shortly there after,use to comment on the Orange Satan until little Hitler Markos made his March silence on all things Bernie I left and aint been back,been spending most of my web time on Caucus99percent and Kossacks for Sanders.Kinda lost right now,dont know what to think,Where is the party of FDR that my father knew?

      I see said the blind man to the deaf dog as he picked up his hammer and saw
      • madfloridian (1166 posts)
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        111. Welcome.

        I signed up at Caucus99Percent, really like the site there.  I have mostly posted here so far.  I was floridagal at DKos, and it’s been forever since I posted.   Had not heard of Kossacks for Sanders though.   Posted at Caucus once, commented some.

        Glad to see you here.  If you are lost this is a good place, we all were that way during the election.  You are right, this is not the Democratic party your father knew.

        If a person is required to be loyal to a political party and not question their stands on issues, then any semblance of real truth is lost. https://twitter.com/madfloridian
        • LEFTYFRIZZLE (2 posts)
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          112. hey floridagal

          thanks for warm welcome and kind words,you folks in the Gator state still have that southern hospitality,spent 3  years on a flattop out of Mayport Fla,Jacksonville,folks there treated us sailors like sons of their own,I have fond memory’s of my time there

          I see said the blind man to the deaf dog as he picked up his hammer and saw
          • madfloridian (1166 posts)
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            113. Well, yeh I answer to both. Gator state is about right.

            There’s 2 kinds of gators,  the ones in Gaineville at the Swamp and the ones actually in swamps.  My family are longtime FL Gator fans, avoid the other ones completely.  Well, not exactly true.  One about 10 feet long came walking down our sidewalk one night.  We called the police because they love little dogs and lots of them in our neighborhood.  I swear the whole police force came to see the gator strolling and kept the neighbors up for hours while the gator patrol was coming to get it.   You would think they’d never seen one up close.

            If a person is required to be loyal to a political party and not question their stands on issues, then any semblance of real truth is lost. https://twitter.com/madfloridian