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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:42 PM

JFK assassination thread blocked in Breaking News Forum. Why? NBC reported it 1-12-13.

It's "breaking news". It directly quotes Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s recent statements regarding his father's belief's about the assassination.

How can this be "off topic"? It's a valid news story about an important issue that still has implications for our country and our political system.

Have things gotten so bad that we're "not allowed" to talk about this subject anymore?

What's going on here?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014365995

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/12/16474762-rfk-jr-very-convincing-evidence-that-jfk-wasnt-killed-by-lone-gunman?lite

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Reply JFK assassination thread blocked in Breaking News Forum. Why? NBC reported it 1-12-13. (Original post)
alberg Jan 2013 OP
Octafish Jan 2013 #1
alberg Jan 2013 #4
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2013 #11
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #2
alberg Jan 2013 #5
Atman Jan 2013 #6
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #7
patrice Jan 2013 #3
TheGov97 Jan 2013 #8
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #9
Politicalboi Jan 2013 #10
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #13
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #12

Response to alberg (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:45 PM

1. No problem. It was a duplicate.

As Skinner indicated, discussion of the assassination of President Kennedy is of interest to DUers.

Link to LBN: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014365769

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Response to Octafish (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:50 PM

4. What does "duplicate" mean?

Was there another post with all the same comment threads? I'm not debating you, I just don't understand the rationale.

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Response to alberg (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:40 PM

11. It's a rule in LBN that the same news can't be posted more than once.

Here's the thread that was posted first:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014365769

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Response to alberg (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:46 PM

2. That thread was locked as a duplicate of an earlier story.

One of the rules for posting in Latest breaking news is no duplicate news reports.

The original post was not locked, it can be found here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014365769

No one is trying to hide anything.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:55 PM

5. Thanks for the clarification.

I've seen duplicate posts on DU before. I guess it's just not obvious to me what the harm would be in letting and active discussion continue on a news story - even it there are other posts that reference the same news story.

Anyway, it's an amazing admission by RFK jr. Should be given lot's of coverage.

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Response to alberg (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:59 PM

6. There are lots of dupe threads all the time, but not in LBN.

It's just the rule. I find twenty threads on the same subject annoying enough in GD, and as one who likes the LBN section as a good source of current headlines, I appreciate that dupes aren't allowed.

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Response to alberg (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:59 PM

7. You've seen duplicate posts on DU before, just not in LBN

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Response to alberg (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:48 PM

3. Uh, we have been talking about that ever since I became a member here. nt

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Response to alberg (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:04 PM

8. Ban Assassination

 

......for the children, of course

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Response to TheGov97 (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:06 PM

9. Ban Woo as well

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Response to alberg (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:07 PM

10. RFK Jr better be careful

JFK Jr was looking into the death of his father too, and look what happened to him. Don't fly in any small engine planes.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:53 PM

13. The accident investigation was pretty thorough on that one

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Response to alberg (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:46 PM

12. We don't need an LBN thread every time some crackpot makes a statement. nt

 

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