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    • #494825
      Pastiche
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      I have hit the JPR link every morning since it went bye-bye to see if I could get in.

      I was stunned today when I saw the front page load.

      Are we truly back?

    • #494827
      Hobbit709
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      Certainly no messages from Admin.

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

    • #494845
      retired liberal
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      The nut jobs have taken over most message boards.

      Now we need to get the members back.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If Row vs. Wade is overturned, women could lose the right to not get pregnant in 26 states.
      The Republicans are four year olds. The Democrats are six year olds. There are no grownups.
      Normalizing insanity has been the conservative's sweet spot at very least since the beginning..

    • #494846
      Mindwalker
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      I’ve really missed this place!

    • #494848
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      I would have thought they’d notify the mods, whoever they are!

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #494849
      djean111
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      Hey, y’all….

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

      A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

      • #494851
        Mr. Mickeys Mom
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        Do you feel like it’s just a little too strange? Who’s been able to fix and not notify anyone after that.

        Fearless Leader… Is it your influence in the all knowing now that there are ways to make things happen. I’m ready for this thing to come back and continue moderating, but need to know.

        Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

        • #494852
          djean111
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          Midnight – was just shutting down, had fallen asleep, and saw some activity at the most excellent OB site, checked latest, and here we are.  I was enjoying that site mightily, btw.

          Just now saw over at that C99 site that Soryang lost pretty much everything to Ian.

          America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

          "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

          A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

          • #494854
            Mr. Mickeys Mom
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            I like OB’s site. In fact, If JPR is truly saved and has a functioning admin, I’ll support both sites.

            I’ll check out c99 for more

            Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

            • #494859
              djean111
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              I will be on both sites.  I may start blogging myself.  Thing is,  I freely admit I tend to stray from the subject at hand, to put it monumentally mildly, and I realize I may “hijack” a thread with stuff not really on the subject.  But it is really like JPR there, with the excellent subjects and conversations.  Another site is https://leftlaneonly.proboards.com/ which is interesting but not much traffic and I do realize now how hard it must be to start a site and then hope for people to find it and get into conversations.  And I also realize that I cannot get even faintly interested in Trump stuff any more.  I dislike Trump, but yammering on and on about him is just deflection.  IMO, as always.

              America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

              "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

              A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

            • #494901
              Joe Shlabotnik
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              I never really liked the layout of C99, and I thought it was a little too focused on its topics. Much of what I post here is just silly and random shitposting, which I didn’t think would fit in there.

              ~ All good things are Wild and Free ~

          • #494856
            retired liberal
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            I’d like to check it out.

            We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
            If Row vs. Wade is overturned, women could lose the right to not get pregnant in 26 states.
            The Republicans are four year olds. The Democrats are six year olds. There are no grownups.
            Normalizing insanity has been the conservative's sweet spot at very least since the beginning..

          • #498203
            Haikugal
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            Wow, how strange. I’m here if anyone needs me for anything. Glad to see the old place but everyone is spread to the winds….

            "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has." — Margaret Mead

            • #498204
              djean111
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              .

              America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

              "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

              A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

    • #494862
      Utopian Leftist
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      I’m not sure yet if I should weep tears of joy or whistle past this ghostly graveyard? I mean is this for realz? Are we back? Dare I hope?

      Hi, everybody!

      This day keeps getting  better and better. I already have a hot date lined up. However, I have bookmarked these links in this thread, just in case JPR disappears again.

      “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~ Krishnamurti
      "Given the choice between a Republican and a Democrat who acts like a Republican, the voter will choose a Republican every time." ~ Harry Truman

    • #494865
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Gonna email some other mods now…

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #494867
      NV Wino
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      We’re back! Where Snoopy and his happy dance?

      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

    • #494910
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      Snoop Dogg Dancing GIF by Corona USA

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #494911
      wilsonbooks
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      First the site disappears for months like it was never here and then it reappears with no explanation. Maybe the break has been good.

      “I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense
      the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning.”
      ― James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • #494913
      chknltl
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      Phew, glad that’s over with. Hi everyone!

       

    • #494941
      CatInSeattle
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      I am mostly an admiring lurker here, but I check in at least once a week to see what is going on. I saw that JPR was down but I assumed a DOS attack or something so I  just tried to keep getting on here. Just came to check in now. Whoa, I hope all is well. As for finding us all just an FYI,   I am one of your long time members and you knew me, so hello to everyone! :o)

       

      Love, Cat in Seattle

      >^,,^

      • #494964
        Mr. Mickeys Mom
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        Are you geeky enough to know how DOS attack could have done this? I ain’t got no answers yet.

        Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

        • #494976
          retired liberal
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          It has been highly customized to work mostly as the members/admin wanted it to work. I think a wordpress update broke something and crashed the site.
          Somebody(s) currently unknown, found the problem and fixed it. Somebody knows something and as of yet is not talking.

          Wordpress is known to have issues. Many years ago, I put together a WordPress photo sight. An update broke it a couple of years ago. I was getting automated e-mails on what was wrong. Nothing I did worked. I finally changed the name of the home page so it couldn’t be found to stop the annoying e-mails.

          We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
          If Row vs. Wade is overturned, women could lose the right to not get pregnant in 26 states.
          The Republicans are four year olds. The Democrats are six year olds. There are no grownups.
          Normalizing insanity has been the conservative's sweet spot at very least since the beginning..

          • #494996
            Mr. Mickeys Mom
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            It’s the “somebody found the problem and fixed it” that I’m wondering about. I don’t know why I SHOULD wonder, as I’m not administrating the board. OTOH, how can JPR continue without someone who fixed this stepping forward?

            I left a message with the phone I had for @LandofEnchantment and it has a generic outgoing message (not SFFH’s voice). So, the goal is that LoE will acknowledge that there are three mods who are reconnecting at this site, but we need to know who owns the boards, don’t we? @nvwino @ohiobarbarian

            (I’m not ignoring the other mods, but I already sent out an email to their last known address, and haven’t seen @haikugal here, although, I’ve communicated with her electronically.

            Should I just quit worrying and enjoy JackpineRadicals? Yeah, I think I’ll just leave it there.

            Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #494959
      Babel 17
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      I guess the last time I tried was just before the board was resuscitated.

       

       

      Don't Kill the Whale
      Don't feed the trolls

    • #494999
      glinda
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      who indeed is running it? I am glad JPR is back but not knowing anything about who might be involved in running it gives me some pause. This falls during upcoming elections.

      BTW Hi everyone.

      Animals know more than we do.

      • #495003
        Mr. Mickeys Mom
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        Drawing Hello GIF by Moby

        You have expressed my previous posts thoughts here. As someone who thought they could reach out to the other two administrators, I realized it was pared down to one after the (what shall we call it?) the crash… and I still have zero response. If I’m to learn by what @retiredliberal theorized, somebody stepped in to fix this crash, but that someone has not expressed who they are.

        My concern isn’t for my physical self, but for the freedom of expression that is JPR. They/He/She/They already know who I am…. That’s the state of the 5 Eyes world these days.

         

        Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

        • #495008
          Joe Shlabotnik
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          At some point we’ll have to feed some money into the Wurlitzer to keep it going. There’s a level of trust required for that. That, and of course that most of us are dissidents against pervasive mainstream narratives. @mrmickeysmom

          ~ All good things are Wild and Free ~

          • #495012
            glinda
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            Will have to know more about what happened. For all, I know it is the person who accused us of being shut down by the CIA or something in another un-named place. Hmmmm…

            Animals know more than we do.

          • #495015
            Mr. Mickeys Mom
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            That’s why I advised one person already to hold any donation until we see (IF we see) what’s controlling the ghost ship (appropriately named, @glinda)

            Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #495027
      chknltl
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      Last I heard he was trying to get his family to the U.S.

    • #495051
      ThouArtThat
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      Hi All,

      I thought that JPR was down for the count.  Good to see the site resurrected.

      ThouArtThat

      “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
      - John F. Kennedy

      "The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it."
      - George Orwell

      "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
      - Jiddu Krishnamurti

      "Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information."
      - Idries Shah

      "A riot is the language of the unheard."
      - Martin Luther King

    • #495059
      Snort McDork
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      @ohiobarbarian

      And I kinda thought LOE pulled the plug.

       

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

      "I like Birdy Num-Nums"

      If you come for Nina Turner, Your ish better be airtight like Tupperware" -Rashida Talib

      • #495182
        Ohio Barbarian
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        None of us mods ever really knew, though, and we still don’t. We don’t know who has the Admin access to JPR. We don’t know who brought it back up, or why.

        I have felt like I stepped into a really weird, dystopian alternate universe back in March 2020 and this thing with JPR makes me feel like I’ve stepped into another one. We live in interesting times.

        Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

        The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

    • #495060
      Snort McDork
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      ….to see what the future holds for us. I say do what ever possible to keep this voice of reason open for access to all. I’m thrilled to see this place back.

      I think a meeting is called for so everyone can give their thoughts.

      Just an thought.

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

      "I like Birdy Num-Nums"

      If you come for Nina Turner, Your ish better be airtight like Tupperware" -Rashida Talib

    • #495093
      Punxsutawney
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      I just randomly checked today for the first time in a couple of weeks and see the site is up and running. Very good!

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.

      Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.

      “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c

    • #495148
      Dunatus
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      and the link connected! and my login worked!
      I’m still unclear what happened but I’m not unhappy.
      I just so hope that this isn’t some sketchy spook operation or otherwise nefarious undertaking.
      Hopefully answers will be forthcoming.

    • #495178
      Snort McDork
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      …..after an extended illness of over two months.

      NURSE! More Oxygen Please!

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

      "I like Birdy Num-Nums"

      If you come for Nina Turner, Your ish better be airtight like Tupperware" -Rashida Talib

    • #495261
      closeupready
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      Am very happy about that. I have been busy with other stuff, but JPR is what that other site was for the period beginning at its inception and running for about 5 years, when it started going downhill.

      What I don’t get is, if the issue is money, why not just hold a fund drive? Seems obvious to me, suggesting that the issue is NOT money, but something else. Just, I can’t figure out what that ‘something else’ is…?

      The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

      • #495569
        Ohio Barbarian
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        We don’t know who brought the site back up, or who has the Administrator clearance.

        But if you really want to send someone money, you can always subscribe to my Substack. I’m trying to get a second income going so I can retire in a couple of years. How’s that for a shameless pitch?

        Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

        The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

    • #495436
      A Simple Game
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      Thank you to whoever did whatever to get this done.

      I was getting sick of watching cat videos on YouTube.

    • #495566
      Passionate Progressive
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      So thrilled to see so many friends here…..Too many names to identify each of you wonderful souls individually…Just hope we can continue this…Virtual hugs to all!

       

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

      It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

    • #495611
      mrdmk
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      As observed by Retired Liberal, it was an update which broke the site again. Then the site was turned off.

      Now the site is back in full glory. This is scary stuff. To be truthful, I did not do it.

      Agent Mike, is this you?

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

      Warning DO NOT CLICK HERE!
    • #495685
      MizzGrizz
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      ..but like everyone…a little spooked too.

      It is to be hoped that what happened awhile back was a technical glitch that just resolved itself..but these days you never really know.

      So hello to all  again,so good to see so many of the fine names I know and enjoy.And at least those of us opposed to war have a spot to congregate again.I’ve been making do with OB’s Substack page.Do yourselves a favor and go if you haven’t..it is always insightful.

    • #498219
      Haikugal
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      If he knew anyone who could help and this is his reply..

      Ok. So generic term. Thats what I was asking.
      I’m sure you’re correct. JPR was referenced by name in the releases about Russian disinformation. They’re definitely listening.

      ‘Shutting it down’ though? Maybe… more likely someone ‘gave up’ and didn’t tell anyone… or worse… someone died/incapacitated and everything just expired/payments stopped and site shut down?

      I told him we were trying to figure out what to do and what happened…

      Since you can’t get ahold of anyone

      "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has." — Margaret Mead

      • #498223
        Haikugal
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        This last sentence from him sounds like DU to me.

        (& that’s not anything negative about the site. The statement was that the traced members posting on your site that were Russian agents. I think we talked about that before and the community was self aware of it)

        Now this last bit sounds like Demonstrably Underhandedly Neoliberal…

        "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has." — Margaret Mead

    • #498228
      kelly
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      deja vu all over again.

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