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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:53 AM
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Do not run for political office!!! Ever!!! Not Ever!!!
Or have any case in court that hinges on your character.

Or want a job that hinges on your character.

Or need a loan that hinges on your character.

Or have ANY run in with the law that might be influenced by your character.

Why? Because I just saw on PBS NOW that everything we are posting over the internet can be and is probably being cataloged and is searchable. Because of proposed telecom immunity provisions in FISA, this is what is happening now.

You think Ferraro or Wright is bad? Just think about the shit some of you are saying here and how it might possibly impact you in the future.

If that doesn't scare you, I don't know what would.

Peace. Over. Standing by on DU.
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:54 AM
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1. I don't want to ever run for public office.
Personally, it's a waste of time and all the B.S involved makes it even more tiring.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:56 AM
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2. I am not scared or concerned about anything I have ever posted anywhere. n/t
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:05 AM
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9. that don't mean that there isn't something you've said or done
that they can't use to make you miserable.

you also can't assume that what they say you said will even be true, just in case you are such a boy scout.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:50 AM
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24. Sorry, still not worried. I've got better things to do with my time.
There are enough tangible things to be concerned about without pondering what-if maybes. Yes, and I am such a boy scout.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:03 AM
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27. well, not a smart one or not at least not a sympathetic one
the what if maybes are the reason that you should worry about this issue, not for your own sake, but if you are so high-minded, for the sake of others. but you don't so i guess you aren't.

:crazy:
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:31 AM
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33. Not high minded, just not worried. Besides, there is so much to worry about
and so little time if one is determined to worry. Where does one start and what gets to be first? It is such a dilemma. Actually, I gave up worrying for Lent, so I'll check on it after Easter if it's not too late.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:56 AM
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35. okay, you are right actually
:pals:
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Sal316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:24 AM
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3. Oh, and most importantly....
....make sure your long term friends don't ever say anything stupid. It sure would suck to be judged solely on what your dumbass friend said.

:eyes:
:sarcasm:
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:47 AM
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4. And ALL of my long-term friends have said something stupid.
ALL of them.

Oh yeah, and I have too.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:00 AM
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8. Come back in a few months. Maybe it will have calmed down by then.
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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:55 AM
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5. I know better - I have too many skeletons in my closet.
Hillary or Obama got nothin' on me...
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:57 AM
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6. give it up. c'mon, i dare you.
just one little toe bone? please?

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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:16 AM
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31. To begin with - I was a juvenile delinquent in high-school drugs, shoplifting, etc.
Then a party animal who was a "man"izer in college. I pretty much straightened out after college.
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:19 AM
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32. ME TOO!!!!
what a coincidence!

i have trafficked in and out of the lines.

what's a "man"izer? like a womanizer? but the opposite?
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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 01:56 AM
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36. yep...
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 01:57 AM by kerry-is-my-prez
I was pretty flaky when it came to men. A longterm relationship was 1 month for me back then...
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 01:58 AM
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7. Deny everything.


:D

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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:07 AM
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10. Is that John Locke?
He is one bad dude.

Totally sucked in by Ben. Totally.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:12 AM
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11. Ben, as in Ben Johnson the early 17 Century writer?
I'm confused. My pic is of a 'Little Bushler Alien', and if it had any literary reference it would be closer to Chaucer or Heinlein. :D


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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:24 AM
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15. No John Locke from Lost who is being fooled by Ben Linus.
John Locke:



Ben Lilnus



Get with the program Swamprat.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:27 AM
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16. Are those actors?
I don't watch much tv. I mostly read books.



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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:31 AM
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17. nnnooooooo!!!1111one!!! they are not actors.
they are real people marooned on a pacific island having to contend with "others" that neither you nor I could possibly even consider dealing with.

geesh.

and I thought you were smart or something.

geesh.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:36 AM
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21. LOL!
Apparently I'm not. :dunce:



At least I didn't get marooned on an island. :D

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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:42 AM
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22. I love your work.
no, i mean that. I have seen a lot of great images, but you, you, you make me weak in the knees.

smooches.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:51 AM
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25. I also make maps, and know how to use a sextant too.
:D




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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:15 AM
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30. sextant.
have not been able to conquer that yet.

but the stars are absolutely beautiful tonight.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:48 AM
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23. That is a BRILLIANT piece of art, Swamp Rat.
Disturbing, but brilliant.

:applause: :yourock: :toast:
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:56 AM
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26. Thanks!
:hi:


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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:13 AM
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12. Now here's something we can agree on
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:34 AM
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20. i didn't know we disagreed.
smooches.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:14 AM
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13. Actually, I thnk I'll run.
What the hell?
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:19 AM
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14. I'll run your campaign.
But I might say something really stupid while doing it.

Just look at my stupid ass posts tonight.

I'm a loose cannon.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:31 AM
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18. Who cares...
... do you work cheap? Are you good on the phone? Do you possess a repertoire of fools with money?

:-)
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:33 AM
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19. no, but i only cost $1500 an hour and i give good....
cranium.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:05 AM
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28. You didn't know this already?...... Huh.
It's been part of the internet since it started. FISA's got nothing to do with it, because posting stuff in public places (like the internet) means the public can read it, regardless of the public person being a cop, a reporter, whatever.

Here, the Taliban condemning 9/11, on 9/12: http://web.archive.org/web/20010911211028/www.cnn.com/2...

Have a google cache:
http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:uKasOPK3PP8J:www.de...

Have a site-specific google search of your DU activity:
http://www.google.com/search?q=cbayer+site%3Ademocratic...

Don't want to be indexed? Don't post, and/or use PGP/GPG for communication.
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:11 AM
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29. i know you are right
i just have enjoyed my time in the world of denial and oblivion.

I hope never to be discovered.

my mr. cbayer found out all sorts of things about me before we ever met. some of it, not so flattering.
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aquarius dawning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:41 AM
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34. It's easier to assassinate a person's character than to assassinate the person these days.
Bill Clinton was the first.
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Johnny__Motown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 02:00 AM
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37. I used a a "throw away" e-mail account here, good luck finding me. All you will ever get is my
Fantasy Football league from the same e-mail that I use for any type of banking, bill paying or business correspondence.
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