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Time to appreciate OpEdNews Members NOW.

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Any website operates on financial support of its members. There have many calls from Mr. Rob Kall, founder and supporter of this site to run the daily operations and meet financial demands. I have responded to his plea and became a Life Member two years ago. He needs our financial support and I encourage others to support this great website.

Other than financial support there are value of time, knowledge, and dedication of many conscious and caring people who have taken time away from their busy schedules to submit articles, or post a comment or provide a useful link.

Some of the members are getting up in age, some of our members are ill. These members should be remembered and appreciated before they pass away. It is awful feeling to get a news that one of the members passed away without being appreciated by us.

There are members who should be honored for their time, good ideas and dedications. I propose a category (similar to QuickLinks) to be created to honor valuable members for their time, knowledge, and good ideas.

Many good ideas are shared on this website. The new category will provide us an opportunity to honor valuable members.

Please add your names of valuable members to this post now. In my view, contributions from members are as worthy as their financial support.

Members of OpEdNews honor great members, great ideas, and great contributions. We thank Rob Kall for making it possible to exchange ideas for a better future for all citizens of the world.


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Do people read alternative news and opinion websites without supporting them?

They are disappearing and being defunded fast.

Even if one does not want to support OEN financially, for whatever reason, it is important to support whatever your favorite alternative website and authors might be.

Personally, what I do is instead of giving a little bit of money to several large charities, I concentrate whatever I have to give and give it to one worth small organization. That for me seems the best way to make a difference.

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Financial contributions are very important, but so are the time, knowledge, and dedication of our members. With that in mind, there are some of our members whom I believe should be honored for their time, good ideas and dedications. There have been many good ideas shared on this website and I would like to dedicate this thread to honoring and acknowledging some of the contributors who I regard as 'Valuable Members.' I will start the dedication by listing below several people whom I particularly value for their comments, ideas, and dedication. Please feel free to add your own names of those you consider 'Valuable Members.'

Rob Kall

David William Pear

Nelswight

Ralph Nader

Chris Hedges

Paul Craig Roberts

Daniel Geery

Meryl Ann Butler

Dennis Kaiser

Eddy Schmid

Ramani K V

Thank you everyone for sharing in this venture.


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Thank you!

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Quite a few come to mind. I will start with these three:

Janet Supriano and Leslie (Armstrong) Johnson

John Rachel

And three more already listed,

Daniel Geery

Shad Williams

and Nels.

It would not be a complete list without Nels!

Asuming I wake up, I will add more after I nap.

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molly cruz

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Did anyone forget Devil's Advocate

and Lois Gagnon

Jim Arnold

and more.

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Those are three good ones Nels.

Let me add,

Lila York

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right near the TOP.

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Thanks for your kind words. I'd add all of the people who post articles and quicklinks and all of the volunteer editors for the site, particularly the managing editors, Sheila Samples, Scott Baker and Meryl Ann Butler, and Senior editors Joan Brunwasser, Josh Mitteldorf, Jerry Policoff, Marta Steele and David Pear.

And I'd like to remember volunteers who passed away, Amanda Lang, Walt Brasch and Margaret Bassett, who in her eighties, living in a nursing home, making friends through OEN all over the world, worked daily, as an editor until two days before she passed away.


Also former managing editors.


And last, thanks to all the trolls, who have helped me learn how to better handle my reactions to them and how to recognize them earlier.

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Whatever happened to Ron Madden? He actually was one of the reasons I ever even took notice of OEN in the first place...

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