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Sun Jun 14, 2015, 05:51 PM Jun 2015

Jackie Radical's "The 12 Suggested Steps of DUmmies Unanimous " [View all]

Jim sent me this just in the last few days. Said he was going to rework to be current. He didn't send me the link to original post

It will stand as is now.

From a really great, funny, kind man to all of DU

"Things were a lot lighter in that era, despite all the heat. 
Here's something of mine from back then: 

The 12 Suggested Steps of DUmmies Unanimous 

1. We admitted we were powerless over GD--that our lives had become unmanageable. 

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could tombstone us at will. 

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Skinner as we understood Him. 

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of those holding or advocating opposing opinions. 

5. Admitted to the Magistrate the exact nature of their wrongs. 

6. Were entirely ready to have The Admin remove all these defects of character. 

7. Humbly asked Them to remove our tombstones and reinstate us. 

8. Made a list of all persons whom we had put on Ignore or whose threads we had hijacked, and became willing to fake amends to them all. 

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would entail inconveniences on our part. 

10. Continued to take inventory of opposing doctrines and their proponents and when they were wrong promptly tried to make them admit it. 

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with Admin, as we understood Them, praying only that they would overlook our flamewars and personal attacks. 

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to the trolls, Morans and FReepers. "

RIP Jim.

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I'm laughing and crying. Never saw this before. yardwork Jun 2015 #1
Things were simpler then hootinholler Jun 2015 #2
I remember this.... Hekate Jun 2015 #3
K & R L0oniX Jun 2015 #4
So funny. treestar Jun 2015 #5
I only had a few exchanges with JR since I've been a member, TexasTowelie Jun 2015 #6
I am a 12-stepper and that is just priceless. bermudat Jun 2015 #7
I will miss him & his wit. CrispyQ Jun 2015 #8
Priceless Aerows Jun 2015 #9
Love that 12th step. . . DinahMoeHum Jun 2015 #10
:D redstateblues Jun 2015 #11
Wonderful tribute, mary. smokey nj Jun 2015 #12
This is fantastic! Dyedinthewoolliberal Jun 2015 #13
I found the original post.... Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2015 #14
Thank you marym625 Jun 2015 #15
Glad to do it as part of the memorial. Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2015 #16
Wonderful tribute... AuntPatsy Jun 2015 #17
Brilliant! GoneOffShore Jun 2015 #18
K&R! Rhiannon12866 Jun 2015 #19
So funny.... BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2015 #20
HUGE K & R !!! - THANK YOU !!! WillyT Jun 2015 #21
Here's an link and couple of excerpts from his Blog: "Jackpine Needles" KoKo Jun 2015 #22
KoKo please repost his blog links in his last thread that is pinned in the group. Autumn Jun 2015 #23
Autumn..Just Posted the Blog Link KoKo Jun 2015 #29
Thank you marym625 Jun 2015 #24
Awesome! Ed Suspicious Jun 2015 #27
Sweet! nt HelenWheels Jun 2015 #25
I really liked Jackpine libodem Jun 2015 #26
That's great underpants Jun 2015 #28
Witty and funny and charming. He's a great loss. Shrike47 Jun 2015 #30
Thanks for posting, marym625 Dont call me Shirley Jun 2015 #31
K&R! G_j Jun 2015 #32
Laughing with tears. riqster Jun 2015 #33
very very funny, and brilliantly crafted. ! 2banon Jul 2015 #34
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