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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:46 AM

Cool job posting: Earn $20 pretending to hate wind energy



"Important job opportunity, everyone. From Craigslist:

Our firm needs 100 volunteers to attend and participate in a rally in front of the British Consulate/Embassy in Midtown Manhattan on the East Side on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 12 noon. The event is being held in order to protest wind turbines that are being built in Scotland and England. Your participation will be to ONLY stand next to or behind the speakers and elected officials/celebrities that will be speaking at the rally.


Volunteers will each get $20. That’s the going rate in New York City for a closely held political principle.

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The main question is this: Who hired Ovation to stage this totally authentic rally? Are there any morally questionable opponents of wind energy in the U.K. who are centered in midtown New York City and are willing to use money to buy allies, but not really very much money? Not that I can think of.

Update: Well, “Ovation” pulled the listing. (Of course.) But here’s a tip: If you wander around outside of Trump Tower in a trenchcoat whispering “man, i hate wind” under your breath, someone may hand you a $20 with a wink. You’ll know what to do."

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Reply Cool job posting: Earn $20 pretending to hate wind energy (Original post)
wtmusic Jan 2013 OP
patrice Jan 2013 #1
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #3
rightsideout Jan 2013 #2
RoccoR5955 Jan 2013 #4
Nihil Jan 2013 #5
Bill USA Jan 2013 #6

Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:57 AM

1. I bet this happens much more than we know. nt

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:31 PM

3. Freelance websites (there are several) are FULL of ads for people to make blog posts

and tweets all morning, noon, and night. Most are probably just commercial spam, but at least some are undoubtedly RW trolling/hatespamming. You have to bid on the job to find out the details and I don't bid on that sort of thing, but I do wonder how many Koch dollars are spent on that exact thing.

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:06 PM

2. The Tea Partiers are ruthless against wind energy

The local alt fuel group I'm a member of in Virginia has had to deal with these jokers. They joined our email group pretending to be wind enthusiasts and were sending information about our pro-wind rallies to their anti-wind friends.

One day we planned to set up pro-wind signs in anticipation of an upcoming council meeting on putting wind turbines in the county. We put the signs up in the early evening and they were all pulled down by the next day.

Every time we planned and coordinated members of our group to meetings to give pro-wind speeches, all our points were challenged item by item. They were prepared.

We planned a wind exhibit at a county fair. An anti-wind group set up their exhibit across from ours.

We finally found out, after searching through our email list that some tea partiers had joined and were spying. We ended up culling the list and people had to ask for permission first to join and we had to know who they were before allowing them in and that took care of the spying.

So yea, the anti-wind folks, which are mostly made up of Tea Partiers, play dirty tricks. I could go on and on about all the ruthless tricks they use.

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:59 PM

4. Funny thing

I thought that volunteers didn't get paid. Perhaps I should ask for $20 every time I protest a war, or fracking, or civil rights or the environmental destruction. If I got $20 for every time I protested just those things, I wouldn't have to work for a living!

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 07:09 AM

5. Even illiterate, inbred morons have to get money somehow ...

Well, you can hardly expect people like those in the OP photo to hold down a real job can you?


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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:49 PM

6. recommended!

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