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Name: C.S. Harris
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Home country: U.S.A.
Member since: Fri Aug 8, 2008, 10:48 AM
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Exactly!

Heres something I found at Dkos a couple of years ago. I guess it sticks with me when I read something like this OP.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/21/978170/-20-Habits-of-Paid-Trolls

20 Habits of Paid Trolls:

1) Post one diary every quarter
2) Never tip
3) Never completely disagree - just throw the comment thread off track
4) Post at the top of the diary
5) Never recommend (only gives issue more visibility)
6) Work in shifts so are ready 24 hours a day - 7 days a week
7) When comments get troll rated - dump ID and move to new ID
8) Use multiple IDs' and computers so can post under as many as 8 names in a single diary
9) Have an alert system to have other post on diaries that are "dangerous" to their employers (most likely a Koch brother front group/health insurance co employee)
10) Mostly make hard to read cutting edge stories in their infancy - mainstream popular diaries get too many views for paid trolls to have much of an impact
11) Discourage new diary posters
12) Turn off readers with a hostile tone, vicious, or condescending attack
13)Call your statistics arbitrary, ask you to check your figures, doubt your analysis or facts,
14) Tell readers your story lacks facts, that your story lacks depth, that your story lacks research, that your links prove nothing, that your conclusions are wrong etc (of course a troll will never offer a shred of "evidence" to back up a single of their assertions)
15) Write using a dismissive, surly tone
16) Dismiss diary writer or comment posters as not quite right
17) Have a tag line about anything but what dKos is about - but not actually opposing what dKos is about
18) No personal identities on their page
19) Never offer any constructive ideas
20) Complain that someone is not following the dKos "rules"

Conclusion: sadly: paid trolls work

btw: Love the avatar!

Bill Moyers conversation with Elizabeth Warren.

Elizabeth Warren on Hillary Clinton

In this 2004 clip, Warren recounts a meeting she had with first lady Hillary Clinton in the late 1990s, her positions on bankruptcy legislation at that time, and how everything changed after she became a New York senator.



There are several other conversations with Senator Warren at the link.

http://billmoyers.com/2014/09/05/clips-elizabeth-warren-takes-on-hillary-clinton-and-alan-greenspan/







White-on-white murder in America is out of control

White-on-white murder in America is out of control

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/21/6053811/white-on-white-murder


"Blacks represent 13% of the population but commit 50% of the murders; 90% of black victims are murdered by other blacks," writes Time's Joe Klein, calling for "provocative" thinking on race in America. "The facts suggest that history is not enough to explain this social disaster."

Yet the disturbing truth, according to the FBI's most recent homicide statistics, is that the United States is in the wake of an epidemic of white-on-white crime. Back in 2011, the most recent year for which data is available, a staggering 83 percent of white murder victims were killed by fellow Caucasians.

This is not to say that white people are inherently prone to violence. Most whites, obviously, manage to get through life without murdering anyone. And there are many countries full of white people Norway, Iceland, France, Denmark, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom where white people murder each other at a much lower rate than you see here in the United States.

On the other hand, although people often see criminal behavior as a symptom of poverty, the quantity of murder committed by white people specifically in the United States casts some doubt on this. Per capita GDP is considerably higher here than in France and the white population in America is considerably richer than the national average and yet we have more white murderers.


Read more at the link.

I don't have a problem with them

...being able to get a job because of who their parents are, I just have a problem with the amount they are being paid. They should all start slowly then work their way up. They've got a job because who their parents are, now damn it...earn those big salaries.

I love Everything about Christmas!

Everything! I love the Christmas Carols (Nat Cole and Johnny Mathis) I love the winter snow, The gift giving, wrapping presents. I love the Christmas parties, I love the Christmas movie and cartoons and I love the Lord Jesus and right now I'm missing my beloved Mother that made Christmas so special for our family. Also, my dad who is now in home hospice....and that makes me feel like crying because a lot of my family is gone. Yet I still look forward to CHRISTMAS!!!!

They didn't show any of it ...

just as Rachel showed on her show. Only MSNBC showed it and CNN. FOX was showing something all together different...even though they showed some of the video, BUT they were doing all the talking. Check out the video...

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/vp/50620482#51283068

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