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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 11:21 PM
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Poll question: Should DU allow ads for Health Insurance Companies here?
I ran across an ad for Blue Cross Blue Shield in a video about medicare for all in DU's Political Video forum.
Here's the video. If you are logged into DU you won't see the ad. If you are not logged in, it appears magically.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I live in NC, and when not logged into DU, I see an ad at bottom of video screen for "nchealthreform.org"

Here's the screen shot of what I saw when I looked at the video here at DU
but without logging in with my DU handle.
***Look at bottom of video screen***



Above is screen shot of what I saw when not logged in.
That link, nchealthreform.org is a Blue Cross Blue Shield website

Perhaps DU does not know that insurance companies are advertising here.

I saw similar ads at other websites that were for nationalized health care.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 11:23 PM
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1. If they want to waste their money here, more power to them
That's the same policy they follow over at TPM, where pro-Joe Wilson ads have been running this week. Now that's poor placement!
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:36 AM
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12. thank you
I hadn't thought of it that way.

Now when I saw the same ad at www.ProsperityAgenda.us it did offend me
and the Director said he'd get it removed because it really offended him.

BCBS is so damn sneaky hiding behind a name that pretends to be for our health care
and not their profits.

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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 11:26 PM
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2. Sure, DU should be able to take their money. Why not?
They are advertising to a hostile market anyway.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 11:53 PM
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3. Yes.
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Zavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 11:55 PM
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4. Let 'em if the admins are for it.
Why not take money from them for a change?
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:02 AM
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5. GrovelBot time! n/t
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:09 AM
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6. On the sign in page there was I think a Google ad...
...to donate to Joe the Congressman (you know which one). I know it's because his name is up here four thousand times a day, but still, I thought it was funny.

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TxRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:12 AM
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7. I saw that one too
I was like WTF? Donate to who? Why is that here?

In the whole millisecond it took me to realize ahh google ad...
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:25 AM
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9. Clickety click click
Cost them more than they raise. Not too hard.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:24 AM
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8. We should click the crap out of it
Let them pay for the organizing against their greed. I think it's funny.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:37 AM
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10. You should write the admins if it bothers you.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 12:37 AM by Why Syzygy
I never view DU without being logged in. It seems that in the past, Skinner has said we can let him know if any adverts are "offensive". Something to that effect.

Personally, I agree with the above members. It's our their money. If it helps support DU, all the better.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:39 AM
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11. Write Skinner. If he agrees with you, he'll make the change.
I don't feel strongly about ads with which I disagree. I'm oblivious to them.
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