Sent my dear friend home with his family Saturday. Came to stay with me early in the pandemic from fear of urban environment where he was staying. Came home from work Thursday morning to find him in the floor deceased. A wonderful, brilliant man; he hadn't the strength and willingness to beat addiction. I'm devastated. Please say a prayer for his family. Miss you Randy. Thank you all.
@Darabrab @spinmaven @Debradelai
I came here 13 months ago. I was looking for @ThomasWic . I follow Brian Cates @drawandstrike over on twitter. Someone asked him if he knew where to find Thomas. Brian provided a link to here. When I signed up, I realized that Saul was here, too and is the creator of this site. Since I've been here, I've interacted with many others that know things that I don't. All I can say is "Thank you" to the gentlemen listed above, for helping to improve my knowledge.
What I get for a lousy 20 bucks a month
I get sanity
This platform is filled with normal
Hell, I'll end that sentence there
I get to hang out with all you brainiacs
And you let me!
I get to interact with some of the best Journalists. Facts, Docs, educated thought and experience
I get zero idiots and their bullcrap
Thanks for that Saul
I get art, music, recipes, history and personal stories.
I get to laugh, cry, pray, receive advice, give advice(don't take it!)
I get peace
He said, "Yes ma'am.... follow me."
Several times at the Army Field Hospital in Pleiku, she would 'cover' a surgical shift, giving a nurse a well-deserved break.
Martha is the only woman buried in the SF (Special Forces) cemetery at Ft Bragg.
Hand Salute! A great lady..
I did not know this about Martha Ray....
Nobody--NOBODY--predicted the solution that was found fore the Syrian Kurds.
It was implemented in 48 hours.
Of course there were long negotiations beforehand, but after the agreement was made, the facts on the ground changed forever in 48 hours.
One more point:
The UAE armed and trained the Southern Front, Yemeni separatists.
Now, they are no longer separatists.
I'm honored that I signed up in the early days to watch such a wonderful place grow. I've learned so much over the last 11 months thanks to so many knowledgable individuals. And made so many incredible friends where we can talk about anything, not just politics!
Hopefully, in the coming year, I can give more money to this wonderful site!
People can and do drive themselves insane.
It becomes habitual, and then they tell themselves that they can't pull out of it.
I'm of the opinion that with enough effort, people can cure themselves of most forms of insanity.
Medication helps, but a person must be willing to overcome the affliction through brutally honest self-appraisal.
It's great to spend time on a social platform where people aren't in a constant state of rage. My tinnitus has improved!
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.