happy 5 bday ppov

Five years ago, after George W. Bush left the White House to pursue a second career in bathtub self-portraits and a young Senator named Barack Obama defied predictions and convention to be sworn in as America’s 44th President, PlanetPOV began it’s orbit.

Kalima, KQuark and me met as bloggers at Huffington Post and as its character changed, we imagined a home for bloggers that echoed what we enjoyed of the early HP, the sense of community, the freedom of expression and the informed, conscientious and wit-filled conversations. To that, we added our own sensibilities of what an ideal site for bloggers should include, an adamant respect for freedom of speech, spotlighting real people with real opinions and insisting on a modicum of respect for all.

Along the way, we and our fellow members added unique features to PlanetPOV and continue to keep The Planet spinning in fresh ways. We’ve upgraded our server and our software in an ongoing commitment to keep PlanetPOV speeding along.

We are an all volunteer site, all the work you see our Admins doing here (and a lot more you don’t see behind the scenes) are provided purely as dedication to the community here and all that The Planet represents.

PlanetPOV doesn’t accept the typical advertising that you see at many other sites because some of it would conflict with our principles and those of our members (no doubt you’ve seen pro-Right Wing ads on HP and other sites not perceived as Right Wing sites). So, the way we pay our bills is primarily through your kind donations.

As part of our celebration of  five years of providing a platform for real people to speak truth to power and express their opinions on any and all issues, we invite our members and readers to donate to PlanetPOV to help out with our ongoing expenses of keeping The Planet orbiting the political universe as well as encouraging colleagues, friends and family to join the growing community here.

If you appreciate the conscience and informed nature of the articles, comments and conversations you find here, please donate. If you enjoy the international rundown of what’s going on around the world on Morning Blog, please donate. If you enjoy Vox Populi and the new live chat room software we’ve added, please donate. If you enjoy the Weekend Music Thread that Kilgore Trout hosts, please donate. If you enjoy the irreverent humor in the comic and satirical articles posted here, please donate.

We don’t make many requests during the year for donations, this is the first time we’ve done so this year so we do encourage all those in our community to pitch in even if they’ve donated in previous years.

There are two ways to donate, you can make a one time donation or subscribe to make a $5 monthly contribution (just about the price of one coffee at Starbucks…and The Planet never makes you wait in line!).

To make a one time donation, you can click this button:

 

 

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A big thanks to all of our members for helping us reach and celebrate our fifth anniversary! With a midterm election coming up fast this year and a Presidential election picking up steam next year, not to mention all the big stories happening in the U.S. and all around the world, there’s going to be a lot going on here at The Planet and your contributions will help make all that possible.

So…here’s to the first five years of our remarkable community here…and to the next five! Cheers!

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EXFANOFARIANA
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EXFANOFARIANA

Ad, something is wrong here. I havent’ gotten any email from replies I get.Had to visit the page again and only then I could read RSG’s response to me…….Peace.

EXFANOFARIANA
Member
EXFANOFARIANA

Oh…forgot to mention: donated yesterday through PayPal…

sillylittleme
Member

Happy Birthday. Nice to know I share something besides my liberal bent with the Planet…

pinkpantheroz
Member

Happy birthday, Planet! You are an oasis of common sense in an increasingly chaotic, partisan and plain criminal media. My favourite site. Donation happily made. Congrats to the Founding Crew. May there be many more years of sanity ( well, almost!)

EXFANOFARIANA
Member
EXFANOFARIANA

Ad, so sorry I’ve been away….thanks to TWO laptops crashing at the same time, overworking, trying to help my boss deal with his wife’s debilitating health and a husband who still believes he can beat any Casino in the world! LOLOLOL..Actually, not so funny. But hey…HAPPY BIRTHDAY and my heartfelt thanks for all you my dear digital friends do.I was reading – before logging in – yes my former lap had all the passwords but then I went to my hotmail and found my lost password you kindly sent over and I am back – the posts remembering KQ and bito.Could not help sobbing so much. I did not know but remember them at HuffiePuffie……..I will gladly make a donation, hoping to be around for quite a while before the angels – or satan :)- calls to my soul! No I am not sick —–hopefully.Big hugs and many many more to come. As I am sipping my white Italian wine, here comes two cheers for the departed beloved ones.T

monicaangela
Member

So happy to see you back EXFAN…It appears you have a lot going on in your life. Don’t let things become to much, always remember to take a bit of time to relax, come visit your friends here at the Planet. That always helps me clear the cobwebs from my brain, and gives me a better outlook. Living with someone who thinks they can beat the Casinos has to be stressful. I hope he actually wins big, or decides he’s wrong and gives it up. The latter would probably be better. Take care, we are always here for you if you need us. 🙂

EXFANOFARIANA
Member
EXFANOFARIANA

Dearest Monica, thanks for your kind words.Indeed it’s very stressful but, at least, he is facing he has a gambling addition and is frequenting AG. It was the worst hit on our bank account and I will not put up with it any more.Especially having his 20 years old son living with us and witnessing his downfall.Disgraceful.And my husband is a wonderful lawyer….and a fool.
The major cause for my absence was actually the damn password. It was like living in Dante’s Inferno.Have a great weekend.Hugs.:)

RSGmusic
Member
RSGmusic

Hi Friend,

Glad you got every thing to work out!!
No he can’t beat the casino’s.
I Quit when you are ahead and take my wife to a fancy dinner!

Long life!

EXFANOFARIANA
Member
EXFANOFARIANA

Rod….it’s very difficult but I am a strong “girl”….40 FOREVER! LOLOLOL. But I think you have hit reply to Monica Angela. XOXOXOXOXOOXOXO

EXFANOFARIANA
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EXFANOFARIANA

I still believe the major fault/scam, was when he hit in Monte Carlo a 80k poker video game….He now fucking thinks he is gawd.LOLOLOL. He either drops it or he will lose both his kid and I.I have no patience for casinos though, I love to play it for nothing on FB…AHAHAHHAHAHA iMAGINE, TWO DAYS AGO, I’VE HAD OVER 3 “MILLION DOLLARS” On Ceaser’s Palace……Bwahahahaaahahah Really hitting the sack.Prosper always. XXXX

RSGmusic
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RSGmusic

HI Tat’s yea that is probably true.
OH i have no question of your strength and fortitude.

Yes i gamble some, DeL also but we have strict limits and low get out point and do something else .

I am very good at math and casino’s do not like that, i do know when to leave the table with winnings small enough not to notice and go to another or just wait a while.

With all OUR friendship XXXXXXXXXOXOXOXOXOXO

KillgoreTrout
Member

Well, since the Planet is my home, There is no question as to whether, or not, I contribute. Of course NOT!

Just kidding. I am happy to have done so. I love this place! 😎

seehowtheyrun
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seehowtheyrun

Happy 5th Birthday Planet POV ! I’ve enjoyed this site from the beginning and I happily donate. Keep up the great work!

RSGmusic
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RSGmusic

Congrats to all at planet Pov.

long life!!

James Michael Brodie
Member

Will be making my donation this week. Thank you, POV. You have allowed me to have my Hillary moment… 🙂

EXFANOFARIANA
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EXFANOFARIANA

That was funny!BTW just got home and received a pic of her with President Clinton and Chelsea……donation time!

SearingTruth
Member

Happy Anniversary!

I didn’t know I could donate or subscribe, but I’ve subscribed now. You are all doing an incredible job.

I’m curious about the cofounders KQuark and Bito you mentioned. What happened to them?
ST

“Until the last voice of freedom was silenced.

That’s how long they had to wait.”
SearingTruth

A Future of the Brave

EXFANOFARIANA
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EXFANOFARIANA

Hello my healing angel! PEACE…..:)

SearingTruth
Member

I am glad you are here gentle friend EXFANOFARIANA. Humanity has missed you.
ST

“Compassion.

If we are to become angels.”
SearingTruth

A Future of the Brave

EXFANOFARIANA
Member
EXFANOFARIANA

As usual you are sooooooooooo kind.Your posts always bring me some peace.XX

Kalima
Admin

Thank you for your contribution, it is much appreciated.

We lost both Bito and KQ within a few months of each other last year due to long illnesses they had battled for years.

This was our tribute to them, two of the kindest, passionate, caring and honest people we have had the honor of knowing and calling our friends.

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In Remembrance of Bito | PlanetPOV

http://planetpov.com/2013/01/31/in-remembrance-of-bito/

In Remembrance of KQuark | PlanetPOV

http://planetpov.com/2013/09/16/in-remembrance-of-kquark/

SearingTruth
Member

I am drowning gentle friend Kalima. I am so sorry, for all humanity.
ST

“There is no holiday for the suffering.”
SearingTruth

A Future of the Brave

Kalima
Admin

Thank you. I hope that the links helped to answer your question about who they were.

GreenChica
Member
GreenChica

Happy birthday PPOV. It hardly seems that long!

Kalima
Admin

Hi GC, I know what you mean. It seems like just yesterday that AdLib, KQ and I were biting our nails, fastening our seat belts and waiting expectantly after launching The Planet. Who would have thought that so many wonderful people would have joined us to share our dream and their pov. We are humbled and forever grateful.

monicaangela
Member

HAPPY 5TH BIRTHDAY PLANETPOV!!!!!

It is too bad KQuark and Bito couldn’t be here to enjoy your 5th anniversary. Congratulations!!! Many happy returns! 🙂

EXFANOFARIANA
Member
EXFANOFARIANA

They are here, dear Monica…with their everlasting love and brightness……among our galaxy….

monicaangela
Member

I believe you are correct EXFANOFARIANA. Thank you for reminding me. 🙂

Kalima
Admin

Thanks monicaangela.

We carry them both in our hearts so they will never be forgotten, and feel their presence on every page. There is not a day goes by when I come to The Planet that I don’t think of them. They would be proud.

monicaangela
Member

They would, you guys in administration here are wonderful. I’m sure they would be proud of that, the tradition goes on. I’m sure you guys keep them in mind with every decision you make here. It is wonderful to have friends, and to be able to say those two were your friends is really saying a lot. We have all been blessed, those of us who had an opportunity to interact with them, but you guys who actually worked with them I feel were incredibly blessed.

Kalima
Admin

Yes we were lucky to have had a good relationship with them outside of The Planet. We laughed and cried together, and supported each other in good and bad times. They are a part of my life I will carry with me until it’s time for me to go. I loved them both.

MurphTheSurf3
Editor

Happy Birthday to the Planet and to all Planeteers!

Particular greetings and salutations to

Ad Lib
Kalima
and
KQuark of happy memory

Left you all a gift and I urge everyone to do what they can to support this terrific oasis of sanity, civility, and hilarity.

Kalima
Admin

Thanks Murph, both for your contribution and kind words. Much appreciated.

Nirek
Member

Congrats on the 5 years Ad and Kalima. You folks are great and I am trying to figure out how I can get some of my money to you. I don’t use credit cards or a checkbook. I’ll figure some way soon.

The Planet is like my second home. I love this place and the way you manage it.
Thanks for all the work you do.
Peace.

MurphTheSurf3
Editor

Money orders? Does the Planet have a PO Box?

Kalima
Admin

As far as I know (no I’m not HC) we don’t, but this is not the first time, and AdLib has a way which I’m sure he will discuss in private with Nirek when the time comes that he wants to make a donation. Not a problem.

MurphTheSurf3
Editor

I was half joking. Stamps would have been my next suggestion followed by bartering.

Kalima
Admin

Oh, ok, I was half asleep. We might go for chickens too.

Kalima
Admin

You don’t know how tough it can get in the tech room, KT. He needs all the help he can muster. Sometimes he’s there for days.

KillgoreTrout
Member

Ad eats pizza boxes? Now that’s what I call a high fiber diet! 😯

Kalima
Admin

Laying eggs I hope, for breakfast on my MB terrace.

If we turf out most of AdLib’s half eaten pizza boxes, the piles of odd socks, cricket bats and spray cans of “Trollbegone”, we have plenty of room for them behind Curtain Number 3.

MurphTheSurf3
Editor

Roosting at the Planet?

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Kalima
Admin

Thank you, Nirek. Know we are happy to have you here, and for sharing your honest thoughts with us.

As soon as AdLib and kes get here, maybe we can all have a slice of that cake. First dibs on Europe and Japan though. 🙂

Peace to you and yours.

Kalima
Admin

Good Morning Planeteers. Just a quick hello and a Thank You for any effort helping us to keep The Planet spinning. Every bit helps. 🙂

See you later. Goodnight.

Spinning Planet

MurphTheSurf3
Editor

Thank you, Kalima, for all of your hard work and dedication to the Spirit of the Planet.

Kalima
Admin

It’s a work in progress, Murph, but we try our very best to keep The Planet unique.

Thanks.