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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 07:08 PM
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43. sometimes
More often DU brings up issues I don't think about. But I have read some things that changed my mind on some issues. Now things that aren't issues like Weiners photos? I just can't care enough about that issue and the vast amount of nothing written about it hasn't made me care more.
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  -How often do other DUers influence you enough to change your position? RiverStone  Jun-12-11 02:32 PM   #0 
  - Probably never. I'm a stubborn semi-old coot.  Faygo Kid   Jun-12-11 02:35 PM   #1 
  - I can't think of an instance where that has been true.  murielm99   Jun-12-11 02:36 PM   #2 
  - Never on a first date. n/t  HysteryDiagnosis   Jun-12-11 02:37 PM   #3 
  - I don't recall it ever happening.  notadmblnd   Jun-12-11 02:37 PM   #4 
  - Never  SoCalDem   Jun-12-11 02:37 PM   #5 
  - I don't try to produce a 180 degree flip in others.  Boojatta   Jun-12-11 02:37 PM   #6 
  - Occasionally. It's one of the reasons I still come here.  Poll_Blind   Jun-12-11 02:37 PM   #7 
  - Not all changes in position are 180 degree flips.  MineralMan   Jun-12-11 02:38 PM   #8 
  - Good point on the nature of degrees  RiverStone   Jun-12-11 02:45 PM   #13 
  - Now that I think of it, me too, regarding gay marriage.  Faygo Kid   Jun-12-11 02:50 PM   #17 
  - I have. When I learn something new here that I think is important often I go look it up  Maraya1969   Jun-12-11 02:40 PM   #9 
  - Me too. I can't say it has "changed my mind" so much as  End Of The Road   Jun-12-11 07:25 PM   #47 
  - Not very often but it does happen from time to time.  Fumesucker   Jun-12-11 02:42 PM   #10 
  - Never. I may change my position as facts change or emerge but  Cleita   Jun-12-11 02:43 PM   #11 
  - I prefer to delude myself into believing that I have changed many other DUers mind.  Kaleva   Jun-12-11 02:44 PM   #12 
  - Depends on the DU'er...  SidDithers   Jun-12-11 02:45 PM   #14 
  - Good point! That's kinda how it is in real life...  RiverStone   Jun-12-11 02:50 PM   #19 
  - Never.  virgogal   Jun-12-11 02:46 PM   #15 
  - Sometimes, but not so much because of an individual DUer  sabrina 1   Jun-12-11 02:46 PM   #16 
  - Depends on if they are knowledgeable on the subject or merely  Rex   Jun-12-11 02:50 PM   #18 
  - Occasionally I get a different perspective  Mz Pip   Jun-12-11 02:52 PM   #20 
  - Not often, tho I remain open to changing  fredamae   Jun-12-11 02:52 PM   #21 
  - It happens. I know now I was wrong not to push for investigating the Bush cabal  TheKentuckian   Jun-12-11 02:54 PM   #22 
  - One time and it was huge.  DevonRex   Jun-12-11 02:54 PM   #23 
  - Wow - this thread is only at 23 responses so far, but several folks have used this example  RiverStone   Jun-12-11 02:59 PM   #24 
  - I have changed my mind pretty often, not necessarily by 180 degrees.  JDPriestly   Jun-12-11 02:59 PM   #25 
  - I really like the added info and points of view on some political issues.  pinto   Jun-12-11 03:25 PM   #26 
  - I have learned a lot from DU and have often changed my opinions ...  spin   Jun-12-11 03:28 PM   #27 
  - 180 degree flip?  H2O Man   Jun-12-11 03:29 PM   #28 
  - DU mostly seems like a study in confirmation bias.  Forkboy   Jun-12-11 03:32 PM   #29 
  - Not nearly as often as Obama lets Republicans influence him into changing his position.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-12-11 03:32 PM   #30 
  - DUers help me make up my mind all the time  lunatica   Jun-12-11 03:37 PM   #31 
  - not 180 but sure  mitchtv   Jun-12-11 03:47 PM   #32 
  - DUers are very good at bringing issues or candidates to my attention.  OmahaBlueDog   Jun-12-11 03:50 PM   #33 
  - Actually, quite often.  Zax2me   Jun-12-11 03:55 PM   #34 
  - Every time I'm faced with compelling new informaiton......  Scuba   Jun-12-11 04:05 PM   #35 
  - Been here 6 years and it happens occasionally. n/t  rosesaylavee   Jun-12-11 04:35 PM   #36 
  - It has been an evolution for me.  Gregorian   Jun-12-11 04:51 PM   #37 
  - this is actually one of the reasons why i joined the DU  correaman13   Jun-12-11 04:51 PM   #38 
  - Probably never. I'm pretty well "set in my ways."  femmocrat   Jun-12-11 05:25 PM   #39 
  - Never.  emilyg   Jun-12-11 05:31 PM   #40 
  - Sometimes DU and DUers help me *form* my opinions.  CJCRANE   Jun-12-11 05:59 PM   #41 
  - Health care was one issue that I flipped on. I was a public option  mzmolly   Jun-12-11 06:02 PM   #42 
  - sometimes  Johonny   Jun-12-11 07:08 PM   #43 
  - Sometimes.  JoeyT   Jun-12-11 07:10 PM   #44 
  - It's happened  FLPanhandle   Jun-12-11 07:15 PM   #45 
  - There is a certain warm and fuzzy feeling (my own personal tingly leg moment)  cherokeeprogressive   Jun-12-11 07:22 PM   #46 
  - Probably seldom or never but my favorite threads are the ones where I learn something  EFerrari   Jun-12-11 07:28 PM   #48 
  - Change my position? Never. However  Lucinda   Jun-12-11 07:30 PM   #49 
  - Once or twice someone got me to rethink my position. Mostly though no matter  Raine   Jun-12-11 07:40 PM   #50 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-12-11 10:31 PM   #51 
  - I usually don't have a fixed position  Kaleko   Jun-12-11 11:28 PM   #52 
  - Not 180 but maybe 90 and it has been huge  lostnfound   Jun-13-11 06:38 AM   #53 
  - I don't think I have ever completely changed my mind.  HappyMe   Jun-13-11 06:58 AM   #54 
  - I'm no longer pro-nuke.  FLPanhandle   Jun-13-11 07:05 AM   #55 
  - i like occasionally. and even more often if not change mind, understand others position and  seabeyond   Jun-13-11 07:17 AM   #56 
  - 90 degrees--fairly often  marions ghost   Jun-13-11 07:36 AM   #57 
  - Johnsonville sausages  NJCher   Jun-13-11 07:43 AM   #58 
  - I have been educated on many things  proud patriot   Jun-13-11 07:44 AM   #59 
  - Rarely. Unless  PotatoChip   Jun-13-11 07:50 AM   #60 

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