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Please tell me this is not deliberate

All day today I've been opening DU to find an ad playing with very loud sound...and no way to shut it off, except to close my browser and then open it up again to a rotating ad that is not playing sound. Every time I change pages though, I risk that noisy ad opening and playing again. I am not scrolling over it...it is playing automatically.

I know I've not elected to go ad free, because I am very low income, and have some serious home repair issues to deal with, but if and when I can, I will contribute. I have been viewing DU since 9/11, and I've never seen this before on this site. I cannot handle "noise". If this is the future of DU for non-paying members please let me know now so I can stop coming here. I love and need this site...for Salmonchanted Evening's Lol cats, if for nothing else...but I have PTSD where noise is concerned. I hate the ugly, moving visual ads enough already. Please don't do this with the sound. But whatever...please tell me if this is the future for DU, and I will just quit.

Edited to add...today I have not seen (heard) it. Was it just a mistake that slipped through yesterday?

Edited again...it's back again. It is a Kyocera Document Solutions ad. Please someone respond and tell me if this is supposed to be happening, or not happening. Thank you.
Posted by passiveporcupine | Sat Mar 8, 2014, 04:44 AM (1 replies)

Citigroup Plutocracy memos

If this has already been posted, mods, please delete. I scanned the first page of GD and didn't see it.

politicalgates.blogspot.com has a story about the citigroup memos that are scattered over the internet, but citigroup attorneys keep "disappearing" them. This story is about those memos.

This is from the first memo titled:
"Plutonomy: Buying Luxury, Explaining Global Imbalances"
1) the world is dividing into two blocs - the plutonomies, where economic growth is powered by and largely consumed by the wealthy few, and the rest.

Plutonomies have occurred before in sixteenth century Spain, in seventeenth century Holland, the Gilded Age and the Roaring Twenties in the U.S. What are the common drivers of Plutonomy?

Disruptive technology-driven productivity gains, creative financial innovation, capitalist- friendly cooperative governments, an international dimension of immigrants and overseas conquests invigorating wealth creation, the rule of law, and patenting inventions. Often these wealth waves involve great complexity, exploited best by the rich and educated of the time.

2) We project that the plutonomies (the U.S., UK, and Canada) will likely see even more income inequality, disproportionately feeding off a further rise in the profit share in their economies, capitalist-friendly governments, more technology-driven productivity, and globalization.

The second memo is titled:
Revisiting Plutonomy; The Rich Getting Richer.
In this memo they discuss the irrelevance of the little people (non-rich).

I don't know why I've not heard of these memos before...they are all over the web, in spite of Cititgroup's attempt to "disappear" them.


I am outraged, but not the least surprised.
Posted by passiveporcupine | Mon Jan 27, 2014, 06:07 PM (6 replies)

Hi, I'm new and not familiar with this software

I've been a lurker for years, but the new ACA discussions are of extreme importance to me, so I decided it was time to start sharing my views.

But...I don't understand how the forum works. How do you know if someone has replied to one of your posts? Do you just need to keep reading the same threads every day (or bookmark them) from start to finish to see if there was a response? I'm just worried someone might address my post and I won't know they did so cannot answer their concerns.

Posted by passiveporcupine | Sat Nov 2, 2013, 11:09 PM (13 replies)
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