Saturday, March 17, 2018

10 Years After- An Anniversary. A Milestone

It was ten years ago this very date I published the first post on this here weblog.
Whew, what a whole lot of learning along the way! I'm not kidding. There are 4,410 published posts.
I'm unsure of how many news articles, interviews, book reviews, enlightening shows  etc., have been gathered in this one place? Or just how much information has been consumed over this past decade that has enlightened me personally as well as you all over this time period?
When I think back, it's certain that is has been quite a lot! 
Take a gander at the first post - Looking back I realize both myself, personally, and this blog have come a very long way. 
I've definitely honed my logic, writing and investigative skills along the way.
I truly feel more aware of the real world. No longer accepting the unreasonable facsimile that has been long presented as reality.
Thanks to my hubby for helping me along the way.
Thanks to my fellow bloggers who have been such great support
Thanks to all the readers and commenters who've shared the journey. Quiet and otherwise. 
It just wouldn't have been the same without you all!
 
 



I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you
Will there be another ten? Who can really say. Certainly I'll be here for as long as I am able.



27 comments:

  1. congratulations. here's to ten more.

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    1. thanks willy- hope you will be there with me :)

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  2. Congratulations, Penny! You have every reason to be proud, not only of the way you've hung in so long, but of how well you have stayed on message and the amount of knowledge that is here for anyone who wants to learn.

    Wishing you at least another 10!

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    1. YayaC
      thanks and you better be here with me for the next ten
      :))
      holding you to it ;)

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  3. Hi Penny:

    Congratulations on hanging in for ten years. Publishing over 4,000 posts is quite an accomplishment! I have enjoyed sharing thoughts and information with you and have learned quite a bit about the Middle East, your specialty, from reading your posts. Keep up the good work. The Blogosphere would not be the same without your contributions.

    gc

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    1. Thanks GC;
      The middle east sure seems to have become my focus... geographically speaking- I guess it's always been a fascinating region- the whole Mediterranean too

      perhaps it's in my genes?

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  4. Well done. Keep up the good fight. The truth is truly liberating even though it weighs heavily. God bless you Penny.

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    1. thanks abdullah- I appreciate the blessings and hope for you to share in them too :)

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  5. Thanks for the many great and insightful posts.
    Rachel

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  6. Congratulations. Thoughtful Penny. A high five for staying the course, as you maintain throttle, in the wrong lane. The Tyrants deserve a good fright just as a Vampire balks at the Light.

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    1. It hasn't always been easy to stay the course, but, I did.

      "as you maintain throttle, in the wrong lane"
      "The Tyrants deserve a good fright just as a Vampire balks at the Light."
      I don't know which statement you made I like the most? both so appropriate :)

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  7. Gee... I remember my first 10 years.. And how I too went through a massive learning curve where I discovered that is was not Zionists that were ruining our planet, but the whole tribe of gawddamn psychotic Jewish freaks...

    Nice to see you survive 10 years like myself... And here's to 10 more...

    Congratulations, young lady..

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    1. North the learning curve is huge and extra kudos to you for calling me a young lady- that made me smile!

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  8. Congratulations!
    Keep up the good work, is one of the best.

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    1. coming from you wizoz, that's a big compliment!

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  9. Congratulations, Pen. Well done. You have certainly honed your skills. But I think more importantly, you have shown persistence and tenacity in spades, without which nothing else happens. :)

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    1. james, you have literally been here since day 1. I've often shared thoughts with you since I started and have always appreciated your insights.
      :)

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  10. Thanks for all the time you put in to bring the truth to the news.

    Go Putin

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  11. Congratulations Penny. And now forward to the next 10 years.

    Gallier The elder

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    1. thanks gallier the elder- yah better stick with me then? Another ten more years is a big commitment ;)

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  12. Thanks for opening my eyes Penny (and many more). Stay encouraged and keep the canoe steady...one day your person can shore up crossing that mighty pond. You're welcomed by me. Congratulations!

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    1. thanks wallflower- I love the steady canoe analogy-
      very appropriate

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  13. And even the link blogger says congratulations. I started in Dec 2005 for 2 years at WordPress - and was tossed for violation of ToS. I didn't even know why for years. Opera Community was my refuge from Dec 2007 until Mar 2014 - when it was discontinued. And Blogger has been home since June 2009 at 2 addresses. Livejournal I have to think about ! Why do we do it ? I can't even say "it's a living" as I have no revenue stream.
    But I did go from oldephartteintraining to just oldephartte. It reminds me of the two bloggers who said 'hi' on my first post ; exMI and Three Score and Ten or More. That's my birthday coming up next month. Time passes fast when you're having fun.

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    1. why thanks opits the link blogger!
      I wonder that also "Why do we do it?"
      It's not a living that's for sure. Maybe your right time passes when one is having fun. I admit to enjoying the 'hunt' and all the thinking.. keeps the mind sharp!

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    2. opit by your birthday being next month do you mean your actual day of birth- I figured your blog birthday would be in June

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