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the way DU has become, I'd get a hide for sure

EVERY single place in the country, hell the world, has problems. EVERY. SINGLE. PLACE.

GusBob, I know you know what I just said, but I had to say it. I'm a progressive, and I get really tired of people from other states gleefully bashing Florida. Do they think that motivates people to do better ? It doesn't motivate me. I didn't need anyone to dwell on our shortcomings.

People love the fact we pay no state income tax here, and voila, that creates a lack of revenue to do good things. The state lottery has been paying for most of education for years, when it was NOT supposed to supplant the usual revenue. People everywhere want good things for nothing, and Florida is no exception. No income tax and nice warm weather has attracted millions of people to live here for decades.

At any rate..... I know the Florida bashing will continue, and I'll go back to my usual vow of silence. Best wishes to you, Gusbob.

BlockIQ Escalates War on Ad Blockers

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/83436.html

As consumers turn to ad blockers to avoid advertising on their mobile and computer screens, marketers and content providers who depend on pitches to pay the bills are searching frantically for ways to counter the pesky programs. BlockIQ offers them one.

BlockIQ, owned by AdSupply, which recently merged with Adaptive Medias, has launched BlockBypass. The software can detect users of the popular ad blocker AdBlock and perform a number of countermeasures, including circumventing the ad blocker.

Websites can configure BlockBypass as aggressively as they wish. They can just educate a visitor about the harm of ad blockers to websites that depend on advertising to stay alive. They can refuse to serve content to a visitor until an ad blocker is disabled for the website. They also can choose a nuclear option and bypass the ad blocker altogether.

"The incredible growth of ad blocking has reached the tipping point where sites will no longer be able to operate," BlockIQ CEO Justin Bunnell said.


Web sites need to have NON-IRRITATING ads. End of story. Then ad blockers will mostly decline. Kind of simple, really.

A good percentage of the "good leftists" are rightwingers laughing their asses off

What the percentage is, I don't know, but some of the stuff people post is just.....so over the top, it HAS to be a rightwinger. The rest of the "good leftists" are so politically naive, it hurts.

Some of the Senator Sanders supporters are, I'm convinced, stealth trolls....

I think the RNC wants to run against Senator Sanders because of SOCIALISM (which none of us here are scared of in the least), and so these trolls are trying to harass Secretary Clinton supporters. I can't prove this, but that's my gut feeling.

ok my two cents

Best case: He drops all the racist crap and really most-stupid crap he's said, and governs as a moderate Republican, having periodic fits of televised rage because Congress won't snap to. Democrats block his most conservative stuff. He's a one-term President.

Worst case: He really means all the racist crap, and tries to get Congress to go along. Democrats plus a few sane Republicans spend four years blocking him. He manages to piss off Putin, North Korea and Iran enough to set us back 40 years but no nuclear war gets started (I think Trump is smarter than that). Mexico starts loathing us. Canada wonders if we've truly gone insane this time. Our allies start thinking of us like they did under GWB43. He's a one term President, and goes in the Hall of Shame next to GWB43.

Hopefully I just wasted my time.

Best wishes and some advice....

1- Study up on your diagnosis, from GOOD sources on the internet like webmd, Mayo Clinic, etc. It will help you immensely, I promise you. Try to learn the lingo as well as you can, so you can communicate better with your doctor.

2- About your doctor: Ok, here goes. Yes, SOME doctors and psychiatrists are really nice people with no God complex, and can accept suggestions and feedback. However, in MY experience, they are very touchy and territorial creatures. Do not ever try to play doctor or tell THEM what to do. It sucks, but it's the way it is. Be very tactful and diplomatic, and just describe your symptoms as precisely as you can. If they are competent, they will know what to do. Don't suggest an exact dosage, because you will get asked where you went to medical school. Don't suggest a medication, because of the same reason. You will learn how to work with your doctor eventually. Hopefully you have a humble nice doctor. Ask leading questions in a semi-dumb Columbo-ish kind of way. They will pick up on your lead, if he or she is competent.

3- Lithium is great but very powerful. Get your blood levels faithfully. It's not something to be casual about. Take it exactly as prescribed, which is my suggestion for all psychotropic meds.

Best wishes to you, and keep us updated.

when you get right down to it, the entire USA was founded as a racist utopia

Slaves counted as 3/5ths of a free white person, anyone ?

Slavery legal in the USA until December 18, 1865 ?

I think Oregon has nothing to apologize for, whatsoever.

I think you owe DU a sincere and humble apology for this BS

Theoretically you have not been reading the news for weeks and stumbled on this and posted with extreme impulsivity.

Otherwise, we all have you pegged now. Just sayin'.

AFAIK, this is the most progressive of the large discussion boards

I'm sure there's some very low traffic boards that are more progressive, if you obtained a median value. It's pretty easy to stay here. You observe the TOS, and don't go out of your way to piss Skinner and EarlG off. It's common sense, and not rocket science.

We have socialists here. We have marxists here. We have anarchists here. We have the very most progressive wing of the Democratic Party here. We have people who disagree, sometimes very intensely, with President Obama on many of his policies. All of those people are still here. Why ? They chose, somehow, to obey the TOS. I don't think the TOS is overly burdensome. I'm guessing many here disagree with me, rather intensely. Ok, we disagree. It's a partisan Democratic site that allows a wide variety of opinions, many of which are non-Democratic-party-in-origin.

If you want to type absolutely anything that pops into your head at any time, yea, this is not the site for you. If you want to openly state or imply that not voting for the Democratic nominee in November 2016 is a good idea, yes, this is not the site for you. We all have freedom to go where we wish and where we're comfortable.

It's really easy to stay here. Just stay away from the topic of not voting Democratic in November 2016. If you want to vote for Bernie in November 2016 no matter what (and yes, I'm voting for him in the Florida primaries, search the archives if you don't believe me), then you have the legal right to do so. If you want to announce that decision or the decision to vote for someone other than the official Democratic nominee, then yes, you will most likely get banned. It's in the TOS. It always has been.

There is no demand of being loyal to the Democratic Party, just a demand to not publicly announce not voting Democratic. It's really simple. I have a strong feeling that a large percentage of this site are not comfortable with this aspect of the TOS. We all have freedom in where to go for politics on the internet. Exercise it. Or not. If I was that strongly opposed to that aspect of the TOS, I damn sure would not be here.

ETA: To be crystal clear, I advocate voting for the official Democratic Party candidate in November 2016.

This is a free society, so we have to accept the fact that X number of people will be slaughtered...

per week in mass shootings. After all, there's nothing you can do about this without compromising rights.

in case I need it.


NRA and 2nd Amendment rights boosters, YOU come up with the correct solution to this horrible situation! I'm tired of EVERY
policy proposal countered with some reason why it can't be done or won't work. SOMETHING can be done. I would never advocate
a total confiscation of weapons (because it won't happen, let's be realistic), but mandatory registration of ALL weapons changing hands and mandatory background checks is a viable option IMHO. Yea yea, I know people will still evade that, but at least SOMETHING is being tried.

Also, my opinion (which you're free to violently disagree with) is that if you use a firearm in the commission of ANY crime, you get life in prison without possibility of parole. Sorry, but you fuck up with a firearm, you deserve to sit in prison forever. KEEP YOUR GODDAMN WEAPON AT HOME FOR SELF-DEFENSE. If you carry concealed, keep it in the goddamn holster unless you're legally authorized to take it out (whatever those laws are).

So fucking sick of my country going insane!!!! It was NEVER like this in the past, at least not more than maybe once or twice a year at the very most.
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