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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:51 AM

Hello DU. I'm new to the site and wanted to say hello.

Finally a place were I feel comfortable. I'm from Georgia just outside of Atlanta but don't hold it against me that my state voted for Newt. I believe that they did, so you wouldn't have too. I am surrounded by RW numb nuts. Majority of my husband's family are Newt and Mitt supporters, and my BIL has a giant sticker the size of a small child on his car. Yeah, I know right. Oh it gets better, but I'll save that for a later date. I just can't take any more rhetoric constantly being posted on FB. I don't have all day to correct them, so I have chose to turn the other cheek and join a site that represents my values. I look forward to getting to know and learn from many of you.

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Reply Hello DU. I'm new to the site and wanted to say hello. (Original post)
Claybrains Jan 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #1
Viva_La_Revolution Jan 2013 #2
Aristus Jan 2013 #3
ellisonz Jan 2013 #4
PoliticalPizza Jan 2013 #5
Claybrains Jan 2013 #6
SunsetDreams Jan 2013 #7
Claybrains Jan 2013 #8
SunsetDreams Jan 2013 #9
Claybrains Jan 2013 #14
SunsetDreams Jan 2013 #15
Claybrains Jan 2013 #16
Democratic_Al Jan 2013 #10
bluesbassman Jan 2013 #11
Agschmid Jan 2013 #12
Claybrains Jan 2013 #13
AverageJoe90 Jan 2013 #26
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #17
Claybrains Jan 2013 #18
libodem Jan 2013 #19
Claybrains Jan 2013 #20
Politicub Jan 2013 #21
Claybrains Jan 2013 #22
Politicub Jan 2013 #23
fishing gal Jan 2013 #24
Claybrains Jan 2013 #27
AverageJoe90 Jan 2013 #25
Claybrains Jan 2013 #28
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #29
Claybrains Jan 2013 #33
Limey202 Jan 2013 #30
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #31
Limey202 Jan 2013 #32
Claybrains Jan 2013 #35
Claybrains Jan 2013 #34
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #36
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #37
jafranklin05 Jan 2013 #38
Claybrains Jan 2013 #41
Katorama Jan 2013 #39
Claybrains Jan 2013 #40
544CampSt Jan 2013 #42
Claybrains Jan 2013 #43
Joel thakkar Jan 2013 #44
Claybrains Jan 2013 #45
Joel thakkar Jan 2013 #47
Agschmid Jan 2013 #46

Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:05 AM

1. Welcome to DU, Claybrains!

I hope you'll have a great time posting here, and getting to know who we are, and what sorts of things go on here.

If you click on the Forums & Groups tab at the top of the page, you will see a complete list of all the different areas of DU.

Dive in and have fun!

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:41 AM

2. Welcome to DU, Claybrains!

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:48 PM

3. Welcome to DU!

You will quickly become addicted to this place. I certainly did when I found it back in 2001. A safe haven from right-wing madness is a treasure to be cherished.

Enjoy!

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:09 PM

4. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:42 AM

5. Hi!

I'm new too! Saying hello and nice to meet like minds!

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Response to PoliticalPizza (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 02:06 AM

6. Could someone tell me what k & r, nt stand for?

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Response to Claybrains (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:27 AM

7. Hi welcome to DU!

K & R stands for kick and recommendation. You are kicking a thread by replying and you are also giving it a vote for recommended reading. (By clicking on the box that says "Du Rec"

"nt" stands for not having any further text, or "no text". It saves people from opening up your reply only to see nothing further there.
For example, I'll use your question.


6. Could someone tell me what k & r, nt stand for? nt
(without your smiley face in the text box, the white area) It would let everyone know that you had nothing further to add but what you asked in the title of your response. (gray box)

I hope that helped.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:08 PM

8. yes and thank you

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Response to Claybrains (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:40 PM

9. You're welcome nt

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:32 PM

14. One more question please. I made a comment and some responded with a 1+

What does that mean?

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Response to Claybrains (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:41 PM

15. Hi Claybrains

+1 is just another way of saying that you agree with another post.

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Response to SunsetDreams (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:43 AM

16. thank you

You weren't kidding about being careful out there. Being new, I almost feel like I have crosshairs on me. Guess ya'll get a lot of trolling on this site.

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:25 PM

10. I can't create a new thread yet sooo.....

I also wanted to introduce myself.

I come here form time to time and I decided to join today.

Coincidentally I also live in GA, in Atlanta proper. I'm VERY active in democratic politics in the state.

Anyway, just looking forward to meeting new Dems in GA and around the country.

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Response to Democratic_Al (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:44 PM

11. Welcome to DU Al!

Lots of great discussion here and I look forward to seeing you participate.

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Response to Democratic_Al (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:36 PM

12. Welcome to DU!

When you get to 10 posts you are good to go... just be careful, haha!

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Response to Democratic_Al (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:24 PM

13. Well how do you like that? A fellow Ga native. nt haha

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Response to Democratic_Al (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:46 AM

26. Hey Al, good to hear from ya, too.

 

I'm from Texas myself.....I live in D/FW though, so there are some kindred spirits.....but sometimes I do wish I lived in Austin, though.

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:32 PM

17. Hello. Nice to meet you.

 

I just signed up to start posting myself. I have been reading this site for quite a while. There are some very smart and insightful people here.

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Response to sad-cafe (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:52 PM

18. glad to meet ya. hope to see you around sad-cafe

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:43 PM

19. Welcome

Glad you found us.

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Response to libodem (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:09 PM

20. me too

nice to meet you libodem

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:27 PM

21. Welcome! I'm in the atlanta area, too

DU is a virtual oasis for me.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #21)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:26 AM

22. Hey there

It's my new go-to place. I'm on the east side of ATL. How about you?

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Response to Claybrains (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:08 AM

23. Same here. Near spaghetti junction.

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 11:34 PM

24. Hi

Claybrains, I am fishing gal in Oregon and will be moving to the C d'A area when I get my home here sold to be closer to family and enjoying the outdoors with them there.

I am leaving fairly liberal area on the coast and maybe jumping into the right wing frying pan ? LOL I do have opinions but basically lean toward moderation and compromise for politics. Maybe I am a "Blue-dog Democrat " ?

I too have GOP family but in Boise area. I won't talk politics with them anymore. Like talking to a brick wall.

Maybe we will yak more on here another day ?

They say I have to post 5 times b/4 and intro ? Guess this is sort of an intro ? LOL..........

Cheers!

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Response to fishing gal (Reply #24)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:47 AM

27. Hey fishing gal. Oregon, nice.

I bet the fishing is good. I can only imagine what the lakes, rivers, and streams must looks like. Lucky you.
Glad to meet another newbie gal on the site. Hope we run into each other sometimes.
Cheers!

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 06:44 AM

25. Hey there, Claybrains, I'm from Texas myself.....

 

Living just north of Dallas right now, but there's at least some Democrats here, so it's not so bad. I could be living in Tyler, Lubbock, or Wichita Falls where there practically aren't any Dems to be seen.....

I hope you have fun here, man.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:06 AM

28. Somehow I don't take it that your the average joe or you wouldn't be here.

I do find a lot of interesting topics here that I normally don't hear about. Hell, even our local newspaper leans to the right. I'm out numbered and it's driving me nuts. Where's the common sense anymore? I've been called a sheeple before, but I feel more like the black sheep, so I don't know how that is supposed to work out. Go figure. Don't be a stranger AJ90

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 04:53 PM

29. Have you found the Georgia group yet? Check it out.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:54 AM

33. Oh thank you. Jackpine Radical. I needed that.

It just gets better and better.

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:28 PM

30. Hello from England. Innit.

 

Hello from England.

Listen you lot, I just joined this board 'cos I am interested.

In UK I count as a moderate lefty. I have been on a couple of US Conservative sites (just for giggles and the arguments you know) and apparantly, in your terms, I am a cross between Karl Marx, Satan and some guy I never heard of, the cultural reference is non transatlantic. Sean Penn was it? I forget. Did he found Pennsylvania or was he the guy who used to suck Madonna's dick? Might have been someone off Friends. Dunno. Nigel something?

Anyhow.

Am I welcome here or is it insular American nattering? I have to say, your Conservative opposites are fairly outward looking.


Message ends.

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Response to Limey202 (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:07 PM

31. You are welcome here, Limey202!

Many of our members hail from England, Europe or Canada....even South America.

We would love to hear your point of view on our political scene.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #31)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 09:24 PM

32. ta.

 

Ah thank you Peggy.

My first response on Liberty Forum from a nasty con was along the lines of 'why don't you piss off you limey son of a bitch grrrr'.

We got past that. He even manages to listen to me a bit about socialised medicine, imagine the thrill.

Your welcome is better.

Right. So. Let's get on with the international Revolution then, shall we....? New thread ASAP. It's late here though, I need to go to bed as soon as I finish this bottle of red.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #31)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:01 AM

35. The arms of DU are wide.

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Response to Limey202 (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:57 AM

34. That's hiliarious. I'm going have to check into that and get back to you Limey202

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Response to Claybrains (Reply #34)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 01:06 AM

36. Alas, he was PPR'd...

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Response to Limey202 (Reply #30)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:30 AM

37. Welcome, and check out this group. I think you may be middle-of-the road by our standards.

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:19 AM

38. Helloo..

Hi Everyone,I am new here and is keenly interested in knowing interesting facts about online marketing and also about other things, Hope you all will appreciate me.

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Response to jafranklin05 (Reply #38)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:13 AM

41. Good evening

Well obviously I know nothing about online marketing, since I new. Interesting facts and other things are plentiful. Don't mind me. I just giddy with delight. It must be my afterglow from last night's inauguration. Welcome to the party.
just me paying homage to the FLOTUS

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:52 AM

39. Hello!

 

I'm new here too.

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Response to Katorama (Reply #39)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:53 PM

40. Hey Katorama. How are you this evening?

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:21 PM

42. Hello There! I'm new here too! This is my first post.

I can't start a thread of my own yet. I look forward to speaking with you. I'm surrounded by teabaggers who worship Rush Limbaugh. Very difficult for me as an occupier,internet activist/hactivist. I'm also into conspiracy theories but not overtly, just the ones I think have merit. Tomorrow's my bday so I guess signing up here was like a gift to myself. lol I look forward to getting to know you & I hope I don't bore you.

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Response to 544CampSt (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:30 PM

43. Happy Birthday 544CampSt!!!

I feel your pain. Ohhh an activist/hactivist. Interesting. Me likey.

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:16 PM

44. hello from india

HELLO Claybrains...

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Response to Joel thakkar (Reply #44)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:37 PM

45. Joel. How the hell are ya?

India? that's a long way from me.

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Response to Joel thakkar (Reply #44)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:51 AM

47. I am fine

yeah...long way...16 hour flight...just joined this forum as i will be permanently moving to USA this summer (coming first time) and came to know that democrats are supporting immigrants while republications doesn't like us...

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Response to Claybrains (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:17 AM

46. Welcome to DU! n/t

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