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    I changed my username... and mind you, I mainly changed my username, not because there was what I felt to be an abusive HR, but more so, because someone criticized my username. They attacked (mocked) my usename???? Yes! And that part of the attack really was hard to take and I felt was really offensive. My username was "TheFacts101". I only used it for a short time and completely discontinued use of it when i created this name. Now, I checked the dailykos rules before changing my username and it stated that one can change their username as long as they discontinue using the other name, which I have done. And mind you, this occurred within my first few days after joining, but since you are curious, I will tell you the topic, which should explain.

    The topic was the 2nd amendment. And as fate would have it, I foolishly made my first fateful foray into dailykos in the aftermath of the Newton shootings. And, well, in all fairness, I probably did not express my support for the 2nd amendment with the most clear explanation, because I absolutely do support background checks, and I don't actually own a gun myself, and in fact, I have never actually personally owned a gun (so, no, I do not have any sort of a "gun fetish", as some people at that time claimed) though yes I have fired them on occasion, and I have hunted, killed, skinned, and eaten wild game. However, as you can well imagine, emotions were running rather high during that time, and further, being a newbee, the label of "NRA TROLL" or "REPUBLICAN TROLL" or something to that effect, were also bantied about. And I am not a republican troll or any such thing, and my comments since then, and mu current TU status should prove that I am not a troll, but yes, like many democrats, I do support the 2nd amendment and I do strongly believe it is a necessary right. And if you were to review my comments under my current username, you will find my views expressed, albeit, I hope, better than they were expressed during my first foray. 

    And btw, just before I stopped using that previous username, I published an "apology" diary:

    MEME CAMPAIGN: #SandyHook are your #FirearmsSecure

    And if you do review the comments for my current username, you will see my 2nd comment was my attempt to provide a "completion" and "respect" and to begin my new username with a new spirit, and a segue to my very choice of my new username: "SenseToListen".

    In any case, that's the story and that's why I am a bit shy here, and somewhat reluctant to play any sort of a TU role. But also, I really don't have the time to read comments all that very much, but I do my best to at least read the recommended diaries, or some of them, at least once a day. Of course, reading diaries and comments can become a bit addictive, but my real life responsibilities have been rather intense these past few months, so even that has often waxed and waned. 

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