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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:00 PM
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Bullshit...so much bullshit.....time to whack every user from DU....
Clean the entire mess out....lets restart with real names...no more aliases.

lets be WHO WE ARE....REAL people.....

Come on Skinner...blow this whole mess away and lets start over with real people...who really believe the world can be a better place...who REALLY believe DU can be a better place. Not a playground for paid RW staffrs and Pentagon wingnuts...

I am Brad Odland and I am a liberal progressive in Wisconsin. And my new ID will be BradOdland

Anyone who won't sign on here should be kicked....we have done this before....lets stand up...

no secrets..no shame...NO FEAR of the right wing....

Just truth, honesty and real values....IT IS OUR TIME!
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:03 PM
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1. I'll be damned if I'm giving out my real name on one of these sites.
It's not fear and it's not shame...it's common sense.

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:05 PM
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Message removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:07 PM
Response to Reply #5
12. It's against DU rules to call people names.
Maybe you'd like to edit that post?
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:06 PM
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8. NO SHIT! Can you imagine how many CRAZY FREEPTARDS would show up at our doorsteps or
ruin people's lives by getting them fired (that's already happened) and harass the hell out of DUers? I DON'T THINK SO!
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:13 PM
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28. Double NO SHIT!
If write our real names, that'd be a freeptard's wet dream, especially on the site that remain unnamed.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:14 PM
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31. Wouldn't be hard to find Brad now.
I like his spirit but it's a really dumb thing to do.People will say they aren't afraid,but they should be.A real stalker isn't going to knock on the door,announce himself and ask for Brad.

Now,most likely Brad has nothing to worry about.The odds of him being singled out on DU is pretty slim.But there are people here who have been stalked,and I bet they weren't afraid either,until it happened to them.

And lastly...it makes no difference.There's absolutely NOTHING I say under the moniker of Forkboy that I wouldn't say under my real name.

Which is Gern Blanston. :)
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IA_Seth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:40 PM
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120. I'm coming for YOU gern!
I've actually posted my name here before as well...then kind of thought "oh shit" when I realized the kind of crazies that are here sometimes.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:35 PM
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242. Oh Gawd!
Gern!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:22 PM
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59. I've been stalked more than once. So, yes, I can imagine.
We live in a world and country with enough really psycho crazies that discretion is the better part of valor, even on the Internet. Anyone who already knows me personally knows who I am on the Internet. That's enough.
:shrug:

Personal integrity isn't about going naked in public. It's about one's own self-esteem and character. Anyone who needs Internet anonymity or alcohol to be "themselves" isn't playing with a full deck, imho.

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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:03 PM
Response to Reply #59
183. hey!!!
you promised you wouldn't tell!!!!!!!!!

:hi:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:18 PM
Response to Reply #183
210. Don't I just wish!!?!
:rofl:

:loveya:
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:45 PM
Response to Reply #8
140. HAHA....I've had my blog and band website for years on my sig line....
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:55 PM
Response to Reply #140
165. Well good for you. I for one will not put MYSELF or my family at risk
by giving out my name to strangers on the internets (unless it's a DUer I trust). We've had DUers lose their jobs because of freepers contacting their employers! NO THANK YOU.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:36 PM
Response to Reply #8
244. One of my first posts on DU, the freepers looked up my name and address
They posted it on freeptown along with many threats to "pay me a visit".
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:40 PM
Response to Reply #1
113. Man. Someday. But right now most of us can't afford the security
like Bush, Cheney, the rest of them
and the 118 interlocking board members of the ten biggest media corps

http://www.projectcensored.org/newsflash/big_media_inte...
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:13 PM
Response to Reply #1
200. That's correct
OP's living in dreamland.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:04 PM
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2. Hola! My name is Juan Diaz
I am a migrant farmer working the fields in Nebraska.
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:04 PM
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3. Welcome Juan!
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:06 PM
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7. I've seen the pictures. I believe you.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:07 PM
Response to Reply #2
13. LOL!
:spray:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:14 PM
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30. Diaz? I thought you were Juan VALDEZ! What the hell did you do with the donkey?
Redstone
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:16 PM
Response to Reply #30
41. Hey, it was Tijuana! What did you think was going to happen, ese?
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:25 PM
Response to Reply #41
73. So the donkey lives on in the cinema, yes?
Redstone
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:35 PM
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243. You killed my father...prepare to die
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:04 PM
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4. nah. i live in very red. hubby owns a business. people on the net fuck
with other people and their livelihood. nu uh. sorry

but Hey BRAD.... nice meetin ya
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:06 PM
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6. My name is Catherine Girlzinski.
Nice to meet you!
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:07 PM
Response to Reply #6
10. Yo! Glad to meet you....thank you....
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:33 PM
Response to Reply #6
94. And my Name is Impeachiford Von Dubyastein.
Edited on Mon May-14-07 09:55 PM by impeachdubya
Nice to meet ya! :hi:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:07 PM
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9. I'm Redstone, and I find NO reason to force people to reveal their identities to the freepers.
Edited on Mon May-14-07 09:09 PM by Redstone
Nice idealism...but hey, we live in the real world here (at least some of us do). I personally am pretty easy to track down via my name, and I don't give a fuck if someone wants to do that; but most people are not in a position where they can be comfortable having that kind of attitude.

And I understand that.

Forcing people to reveal who they really are (and therefore where they really live) would kill DU in one day.

Really, REALLY bad idea right there.

Redstone
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:07 PM
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11. If I don't give my name, do I support DU being a playground for paid RW staffers
and Pentagon wingnuts?

Sorry, I did this before, and am afraid to do it again, even though it is not that hard to trace me. Best of luck and onward. Yes, I fear those RW staffers and pentagon wingnuts. But I do not support them.
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:08 PM
Response to Reply #11
15. Yes that is the idea...truth begins with honesty....and deception is not honest..
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:10 PM
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19. Jesus, you don't get it, do you? IT'S NOT FUCKING DECEPTION!!!
Redstone
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:14 PM
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ahhhh...I am not Jesus....he died over 2000 years ago...
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:16 PM
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37. Yeah but he's supposed to come back anyday now.
Redstone had to make sure. :)
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:04 PM
Response to Reply #37
184. Lol! nt
:spray:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:24 PM
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68. Nice way to support your original argument, there.
I think you need some sleep.

Redstone
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:21 PM
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214. Not quite. He was supposedly BORN over 2000 years ago. Nice try, though.
Edited on Mon May-14-07 10:26 PM by TahitiNut
:applause:

FYI: He was supposedly "crucified, dead, and buried" 1,974 years ago or less. Daylight savings time.

:rofl:

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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:11 PM
Response to Reply #15
21. honestly I'm uppityperson.
the name my parents gave me means less here except as a way to find me otherwise. Those that I have met can find me. Others have to contact me first. Saying I am deceptive by using the name I gave myself is not honest. I am Uppityperson.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:20 PM
Response to Reply #15
55. Not divulging my full name on a public messageboard is not being deceptive.
It's being prudent.

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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:23 PM
Response to Reply #55
62. and not telling the IRS about that 8 grand you made.....
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:24 PM
Response to Reply #62
66. Are you serious? Are you comparing protecting one's identity online...
to tax fraud?

Get real.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:24 PM
Response to Reply #62
67. Oy vey
:eyes:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:28 PM
Response to Reply #62
83. are you calling me out? Accusing me of tax fraud because I won't post the name my parents gave me?
I am uppityperson. I do not do tax fraud. You are insulting.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:40 PM
Response to Reply #83
114. Nah, I think he was accusing *me* of tax fraud because I won't reveal my full name
on a public messageboard.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:43 PM
Response to Reply #114
131. Ah, I won't either, so I guess I am a closet RW tax fraudist also.
wonder how many alerts have been sent? Or else is trying for own mega-thread?
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:45 PM
Response to Reply #131
139. We're probably complicit in our right-wingery and our tax-fraudery.
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:45 PM
Response to Reply #62
138. Hey Agent Mike! nice try...but no cigar
Edited on Mon May-14-07 09:53 PM by Wiley50
not even a Bev Harris Clinton cigar
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:24 PM
Response to Reply #15
64. See my post (#59) above.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:08 PM
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14. My name is Nona Yabizness n/t
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:22 PM
Response to Reply #14
61. Are we related?
My name is Notona Bet.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:40 PM
Response to Reply #61
118. Is one of you married....
To Nunya Bidnez?
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:49 PM
Response to Reply #118
152. The Bidnez family were our neighbors.
It's quite the cul-de-sac :D
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:45 PM
Response to Reply #61
135. And mine is Nofug Ingway.
Redstone
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:46 PM
Response to Reply #135
144. My mother was an Ingway! I think we're cousins. n/t
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:53 PM
Response to Reply #144
159. But was she a Boston Ingway? Or just one of those provincials?
I come from quality, after all; my ancestors only stole EXPENSIVE horses.

Redstone
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:26 PM
Response to Reply #159
221. Ah, they were provincials.
Maine Indians who didn't steal horses. All the horses are belonged to them. ;-)
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:16 PM
Response to Reply #135
207. Haywood Jablomie checking in
good times.

I can't believe after all this time I have been unmasked as a paid shill for the right wing and Pentagon by this otherwise innocuous post. Curses! Foiled again!
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:09 PM
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16. My name is Taylor Selseth, 21 year old college student.
It's not like they can't see my name on my blog...
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:09 PM
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17. Privacy is a precious commodity nowadays
Enjoy it while you can.
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:11 PM
Response to Reply #17
22. privacy is an illusion...you think you have it...
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:20 PM
Response to Reply #22
53. Don't make it easy for them
but I admire your good intentions.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:10 PM
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18. Who really cares?
:shrug: So whack me! Go for it!
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:16 PM
Response to Reply #18
33. Whack...upside the slab head....
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:18 PM
Response to Reply #33
45. Feel better?
:evilgrin:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:11 PM
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20. My name is George W. Bush. Come and kick my ass. I dare you.
:evilgrin:
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:12 PM
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24. ..
:spray:
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:13 PM
Response to Reply #20
27. BOGU
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:16 PM
Response to Reply #20
35. And my name is George H W Bush and I have spanked your tush
:evilgrin: SR.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:16 PM
Response to Reply #20
38. Hey I want Talk To You Bush
:evilgrin:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:25 PM
Response to Reply #38
74. Some guys never change.
... any bush in a storm, huh? :evilgrin:

:rofl: :rofl:
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wildbilln864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:17 PM
Response to Reply #20
43. tooo funny!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:12 PM
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23. Apperently some people haven't learned anything from Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:12 PM
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25. I am Dale Monkeyman is what I was Called In Vietnam
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frogcycle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:13 PM
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26. call me Ishmael
ok, that's not my real name

my real name is frogcycle
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:14 PM
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29. My names Rob. I'll leave it at that.
I appreciate your openness...but there are bad people in this world. Very bad people who do things once they know your name.

Almost reminds me of the superstition that once you know a spirit's/demon's name you have power over it. If you are somewhat unscrupulous they very well might.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:20 PM
Response to Reply #29
54. Are you the lounge Rob?
Or the other Rob?
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:23 PM
Response to Reply #54
63. Lounge Robb has two b's.
:)
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:32 PM
Response to Reply #63
90. And he's a dingbat.
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:31 PM
Response to Reply #29
230. I'll bet a lot of people in this misadminstration is named Rob
Quite apropos. :spray:
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:14 PM
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32. Hi. I'm Indie_Ana. And you're not. n/t
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:18 PM
Response to Reply #32
46. LOL
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:16 PM
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34. Go ahead. Give them your name.
How much time are you willing to spend in Gitmo when the criminals in the White House classify you as an 'enemy combatant'?
If you are in the fascists' jail you will not be allowed to speak. If you give your real name you sub-ject yourself to be fired as so many have already been. There is still a right to privacy and by God I will exercise and refuse to let anyone destroy that. :dem:
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:16 PM
Response to Reply #34
40. Sweetie they already know my name...and yours...
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:30 PM
Response to Reply #40
86. Well,before your post I didn't know where to find you.
Now I could locate you rather easily,through various means.

Can you find me?

You're talking about about this amorphous blob that knows our names.I'm talking one crazed idjit who would like to see you come to harm.

You can take whatever risks you want to.Calling people dishonest (or worse..I missed your earlier reply) because they don't want to take that risk,possibly putting themselves,family or friends in danger,is just dumb.
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:49 PM
Response to Reply #40
151. You better not call ME sweetie! .....
I prefer Honey, or Baby, or Tootsie. ANYTHING but Sweetie!

:eyes:
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:44 PM
Original message
We've done this already. I think that thread had thousands of replies.
:shrug: I gave out my real name. Who cares? I am not willing too do it again.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:16 PM
Response to Original message
36. I agree with the sentiment...
but since I am the victim of hippie parents, no one would believe my real name anyway...
Kudos for your bravery though Brad...

mcctatas in WI
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:34 PM
Response to Reply #36
99. Oh no, don't tell me: Starshine LikeWowMan, or something like that? I feel sorry for you.
I'm not being sarcastic here. Some of the names that hippie parents inflicted on their kids do amount to child abuse.

"Moon Unit" Zappa? "Dweezil?" Frank, much as I liked him, should have gotten a year in the pokey for each of those.

Redstone
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:38 PM
Response to Reply #99
108. not quite that bad...
although my aunt changed her name (legally) to Airand Moonlight when she started hearing voices in the 80's, so that brand of crazy isn't out of the norm for my family ;)
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:52 PM
Response to Reply #108
155. Good Lord, I used ALL those drugs in the late 1960s, but never heard the voices, nor did I
feel the urge to give my kids any names they'd get beaten up by the other kids in Junior High for having.

Maybe I didn't use ENOUGH of all those drugs, you think?

Redstone
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:16 PM
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39. Sounds like you have an idea to start your own website...
GLWT.
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:17 PM
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42. I've used the same on-line name so long it feels like my real name nt:)
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:17 PM
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44. Dude, this IS my real name
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:30 PM
Response to Reply #44
87. I use IChing but my real handle is......
Maf54 .............. :) :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: ---that's funny if anyone has been
paying attention
to it all.



Sometimes I use Mark Twain but my real name is Samuel Clemens but
my alter ego needs to fight injustices as spiderman.

But I use IChing and fight along side of EstimatedProphet
to bring the ring of power back to Mt. Doom.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #44
162. Not only that, but your time's comin, now.
Any day.
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:18 PM
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47. hehe....it is working....get them Skinner....
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:20 PM
Response to Reply #47
52. No, please amigo! Don't call out Mr. Skinner, he's loco
He banned me for like, ever. I almost starved to death
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:32 PM
Response to Reply #52
234. So how did you find your way back?
:shrug:
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:27 PM
Response to Reply #47
79. are you suggesting anyone not giving real name are rw operatives?
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:35 PM
Response to Reply #79
101. one can speculate....
that the responses to this post...that are clearly for NOT saying thier true identity done so by by shaming, joking and using fear are not really people who are productive on this board...and are simply here to continue to divide the American people with rovian confusion.

One thing is clear....honesty, truth and integrity will prevail.

I think this nation has had enough cloak and dagger....enough deception and half truths and dis-information.


Sometime ago a post contained hundreds of names of DU regulars...it was sometime ago four maybe five years...my how times have changed.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:38 PM
Response to Reply #101
107. Oh bullshit and yes, times have changed.
Bullshit to your accusing those of us who do not want to post our names in a "dare you" thread RW opperativea and tax frauds. Times have changed.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #101
126. total bullshit. like i dare you to jump off the bridge
Edited on Mon May-14-07 09:54 PM by seabeyond
oh... ok...

nah

one can pretty much get a feel for the sincere or not. not that hard. but whether someone uses a real name or handle in no way is indicative of truth or not. that is silliness. a person using there real name can be a manipulator, liar or anything else for that matter. the whole basis for your argument is simply.... bullshit

i went onto a rw board a while ago and they had one of my posts. i had written my town and this poster said i live two hours from there, if i could only figure out which business the hubby owns.... (i had stated the type of business)

now being female, and not aggressive, nor armed, nor a fighter and driving around two little kids, .... why? would i set myself and my children up for harm, to prove to you my intent is good here on the net

doesnt that at the very least sound stupid

btw, on a spiritual board where i have known the people for years i use my first initial and last name, without hesitation
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #101
127. Yeah yeah...you've got everyone pegged now....
Four or five years ago you might have seen me in one those threads too.Only back then we didn't piss on people for wanting to maintain their privacy.

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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:47 PM
Response to Reply #127
146. There is that. If someone wants to go public, good, but don't piss on the rest of us.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:08 PM
Response to Reply #101
192. One can speculate...and one can be full of shit at the same time, Grasshopper.
Redstone
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:16 PM
Response to Reply #192
209. .
:spray:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:05 PM
Response to Reply #79
186. Yes, that would seem to be the implication in the OP, wouldn't it? Myself, I'd never accuse
my fellow DUers of being such.

And you probably wouldn't do so, either. But that's just us, and we can't tell others what to do or not to do, can we?

Redstone
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:11 PM
Response to Reply #186
195. you could tell them what to do, but they dont have to do it. so why waste the time
Edited on Mon May-14-07 10:21 PM by seabeyond
i will be in charge of me and allow others to do themselves. i just dont have time, nor the patience to do just everyone.

this is an absurd suggestion. i have seen too many on du suffer repercussions of being identified and attacked. and to suggest an unwillingness to identify self makes one rw is ridiculous, since there are so many other reasons to have a handle. why oh why couldnt that be a reason.

so the op gives a perfect example of giving true name yet still his conclusion lacks common sense

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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:13 PM
Response to Reply #195
202. what is "true name"?
Is it that which parents gave you or you chose yourself? Who is any of us? That which someone calls us, which can vary widely, that which our finances are labeled to which again can vary, or that which we think of ourselves? And who, outside of ones own self, is able at all to know?
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:15 PM
Response to Reply #202
206. simple truth, he is suggesting putting oneself out in harms way to PROVE
Edited on Mon May-14-07 10:18 PM by seabeyond
devoted to the cause. i dont buy into it.

and yes, i do believe i am a seabeyond, wink
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:15 PM
Response to Reply #195
203. Agreed. On all points.
Redstone
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:19 PM
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48. If I remember correctly, a DUer did this before
And the Freepers had a field day with it.

I would love to release my real name, you've got to remember though, when the Freepers thought a bartender threw the Bush Twins out of a bar because she didn't like them (They were underage), they posted her personal information on the internet for all to see.

I already have enough on my plate to deal with, and I bet I'm not alone when I say that, let's not add the annoying or even dangerous fringe right wingers to it.
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:24 PM
Response to Reply #48
69. I had freeps already...and some probably got arrested....to quote W...bring it on...
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:33 PM
Response to Reply #69
92. Yeah, "bring it on" worked so well for him. nt
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:33 PM
Response to Reply #69
93. That worked GREAT for Bush and the troops!
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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:19 PM
Response to Original message
49. Why?
Just because I give you a real-sounding name, how do you know if I'm telling the truth? Should we all divulge our drivers license numbers, Social Security Numbers,and mother's maiden names also?

Has it ever occurred to you that maybe many of us are actually doing something to make the world a better place? Would the simple act of knowing who we really are make that big of a difference to you? Does it really matter if I go by "BushOut06" or "Bob Smith"?

BTW, it does remind me that my name needs to be updated - perhaps BushOut08? ;)
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:19 PM
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50. .
Edited on Mon May-14-07 09:47 PM by Bluebear
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:19 PM
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51. probably not the best idea.
anyone could get your name and if it's unusual, like your's is, they can find out a lot about you and cause you some real stress. I applaud your intentions and several times I have wanted to stand and scream, "I am @#$%^ &*() and I do not approve of this bullshit government."
It is so very frustrating sometimes, but like I said, I applaud your intentions and I support ya.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:21 PM
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56. Hey Brad, I Am Wondering How You Like Red-As-Hell Waukesha in "Liberal Progressive Wisconsin"?
That's gotta be a tough one. Dave Obey told me it's the reddest county in Wisconsin. I live in a little Democratic island in red-as-hell Shawano County,but Waukesha? :scared:
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:26 PM
Response to Reply #56
77. Really?
Waukesha? I would have guessed my own (Winnebago) or Adams or someplace with lower population density...who knew?
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:27 PM
Response to Reply #56
80. It is tough sometimes...but Waukesha city has changed alot...very progressive...
Edited on Mon May-14-07 09:40 PM by LeftHander
We elected a Dem mayor in the spring of 2006...that was a preview of the 2006 Dem take over of congress...I mentioned on this board that Waukesha electing a Democratic mayor was like the canary in the coal mine..of sorts...
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:34 PM
Response to Reply #80
241. Those deleted posts show DU is looking out for you...even if you're not.
To Redstone...I fully understand why you alerted.I think the point was made.
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:21 PM
Response to Original message
57. My boss is one of the wealthiest Bush supporters in the country.
No way am I giving my real name on the internet.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:21 PM
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58. My name is Steve DeShazer
I'm for real names and real opinions. I'm not afraid.

How about you?

Hey Brad Odland... :hi:
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:40 PM
Response to Reply #58
116. Me too Steve and Brad and Catherine and . . .
I am so tired of bullshit.

:hi:
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:40 PM
Response to Reply #58
117. Hey Steve!
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:22 PM
Response to Original message
60. Balls. I'm a very large guy with a vile temper and a pathological lack of fear, so it
doesn't matter to me if the freeps want to find out where I live (and they can, because Redstone is indeed one of my names).

Others at DU might not feel that way. So you'd drive them away to make an ideological point?

Your post goes against EVERYTHING that DU stands for. I hope that when you sober up, or get off your "Man the Barricade" delusion, you'll realize that.

Redstone
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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:24 PM
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65. Hi!
My name is Agent Mike.

You all know me as I am the topic of much discussion on this wonderful :puke: site.

I would like to say to Brad that I strongly endorse this idea, and think that nothing but good can come from it.

The sooner Skinner makes this happen the better.

:loveya:

Agent Mike.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:31 PM
Response to Reply #65
88. Ok So Your The One On My Phone Huh
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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:25 PM
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70. I AM SPARTACUS!
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:26 PM
Response to Reply #70
75. No, I AM SPARTACUS!
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:33 PM
Response to Reply #75
96. No, I AM SPARTACUS! (...or was that Asparagus? Hell, I'm senile, I forget.)
Edited on Mon May-14-07 09:36 PM by notsodumbhillbilly
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:49 PM
Response to Reply #96
272. No, that's Sporticus!
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:27 PM
Response to Reply #70
81. hahahh
:rofl:

Best answer yet :applause:
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BeHereNow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:25 PM
Response to Original message
71. Can I have some of whatever it is you're smoking?
BHN
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:25 PM
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72. Screw that Mr. I-wanna-precipitate-the DUpocalypse!
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:26 PM
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76. Sorry not gonna happen
At least not for me. I am a single mother and there are alot of nutty people on the internet.
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:26 PM
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78. Maybe I should post the address to my kid's school, too?
n/t
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:28 PM
Response to Original message
82. My name is
Rula Lenska. :P I kid of course.

I've given my first and middle name, but I'm not comfortable giving my last name sorry Brad. I'm not afraid, I just like to bitch about my RW in laws on occasion. ;)
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:28 PM
Response to Reply #82
84. Friends just come in from Europe?
Edited on Mon May-14-07 09:30 PM by Bluebear
:rofl:

Those old ads of hers, I was always thinking 'who IS she?'
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:43 PM
Response to Reply #82
129. Do you still use V05?
:D
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:30 PM
Original message
I am using my real name. You can find plenty out about me.
I have nothing to hide.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:30 PM
Response to Original message
85. Of course why not today, the day that the FBI gets full access to eavsedrop
....on the Internet, you sound like a Lemming leading the masses to the edge of the cliff
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:32 PM
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89. someone alert JeffR to this thread
It's going to be a DUzY slaughter
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:32 PM
Response to Reply #89
91. Is it you?
is it really you?
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:33 PM
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95. My name is Patrice Cuddy.
A fifty-ish technical writer, ex-teacher.

I've posted under part of my name from the start. Try it sometime; it keeps you honest.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:34 PM
Response to Reply #95
100. Of Olanthe, Kansas?
Edited on Mon May-14-07 09:35 PM by Bluebear
Sorry, but in an age where it takes one minute to find out your hometown, I don't think it's a great idea.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:43 PM
Response to Reply #100
132. Anybody who wants to know can find out anyway.
Edited on Mon May-14-07 09:47 PM by patrice
I'm not afraid to have an opinion.

And I have nothing to hide or be embarassed about.

Why is everyone so paranoid?

You can google my name and find out the dumb - incorrect - things people who don't have anything better to do with their time say about me. It was a little creepy at first, but I refuse to live my life under rules that I don't choose.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:48 PM
Response to Reply #132
149. Why is everyone so paranoid? How about Matthew Shepard to start with?
Edited on Mon May-14-07 09:50 PM by Bluebear
How about the white supremacist hatemongers in Redding that firebombed a Redding gay couple's home and killed them?

No thanks.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:52 PM
Response to Reply #149
157. Okay, so some people ARE targets.
But that's not I.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #157
160. Well it's I.
I'm not chicken, just cautious on the internets :)
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:58 PM
Response to Reply #160
171. I understand.
Being cautious doesn't mean that you dish Bullshit.

I stand on a street-corner every Sunday with a sign, have since the Summer of 2002; there's just no point in me trying to hide.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:39 PM
Response to Reply #149
250. I have been attacked, threatened, harrassed, among many other things.
There is nothing to be afraid of. Being afraid is what caused this mess to begin with.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:44 PM
Response to Reply #250
256. There is plenty to be afraid of. To suggest otherwise is foolish. nt
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:46 PM
Response to Reply #256
261. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:48 PM
Response to Reply #261
267. Oh bullshit.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:50 PM
Response to Reply #267
273. It's what I believe anyhow. :)
I think our society feeds off of fear and control.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:44 PM
Response to Reply #95
133. Boy is the honest part.
I'm not really a fork.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:50 PM
Response to Reply #133
153. LOL!
Okay, but I've seen you around and you ARE funny!
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:54 PM
Response to Reply #133
161. But do you hurl them with deadly accuracy?
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:00 PM
Response to Reply #161
176. I shoot the Four DeadlyTines Of Demise from my fingertips!
Edited on Mon May-14-07 10:02 PM by Forkboy
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Rude Horner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:34 PM
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97. And tomorrow, when we all go by our real names...
things will change for the better how?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:34 PM
Response to Original message
98. Great. Another screed of edicts telling "us" how "we" need to do things.
Sorry, buddy- if I was at all interested in taking orders, I would join the Army.

:eyes:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:37 PM
Response to Reply #98
104. And no star, yet.
I don't mind guests at the site, but when they start telling the residents how to do things :)
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Blashyrkh Donating Member (816 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:36 PM
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102. DUMBEST. IDEA. EVER.
This is a public message board on the internets, not a local town hall meeting.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:36 PM
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103. I will now reveal my real name:
It's not my user name, ocelot; it's Ocelot, with a capital O.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:37 PM
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105. My name is Inigo Montoya...
you know the rest.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:39 PM
Response to Reply #105
110. Who killed your father?
are they prepared to die?
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frogcycle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:02 PM
Response to Reply #105
182. prepare to die!
:rofl:
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lordsummerisle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:37 PM
Response to Original message
106. awllo...
my name Jos Jimnez...

:bounce:
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:39 PM
Original message
okay. my real name is
uh, Bob, yeah. Bob, uh, Dogg. Bob Dogg. From, uh, Spuddnugget, Maine.

Glad to be here fighting for the (heh, heh) "cause."
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:39 PM
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109. What ??? - Like This ???
William T. Cooper
1234 34th Street
Sacramento, CA
95816

HI!!!

:hi: :bounce: :hi: :bounce: :hi:

:evilgrin:

:shrug:
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:39 PM
Response to Reply #109
112. Totally idiotic, Willy. nt
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:45 PM
Response to Reply #112
137. check out mine
Williama C. Tooper
1234 5th Street
Baker, OM
12357
Hi! Call me Uppityperson because that is who I really am. (are? am)
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:57 PM
Response to Reply #112
167. No Man... That's My Actual Address... Why Would I Lie To You ???
:shrug:
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:06 PM
Response to Reply #112
188. Maybe... Maybe Not !!!
:shrug:
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #109
128. You ROCK!
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:45 PM
Response to Reply #109
136. A real bastard could have a field day with that.
Lucky for you I only play one online. ;)
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:49 PM
Response to Reply #109
268. OMG, they're going to get you.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:39 PM
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111. My name is Lance Uppercut.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:41 PM
Response to Reply #111
122. Are you sure it isn't Joe Kickass?
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #122
124. Or Steve Beatdown!
:rofl:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:06 PM
Response to Reply #124
187. Or Crag Squarejaw?
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:25 PM
Response to Reply #187
219. Or Greg Granite?
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:28 PM
Response to Reply #219
226. Or Hank Beefslab?
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:31 PM
Response to Reply #226
229. That's my porno name.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:32 PM
Response to Reply #229
235. LOL
:rofl:
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:29 PM
Response to Reply #219
227. That's Cary Granite! At least get your own name right.
:P
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:31 PM
Response to Reply #227
232. I get so confused!
:P
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:40 PM
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115. Why don't you have a star? Why don't you donate to DU?
You don't care enough to donate and get a star, yet you tell us what to do and accuse us of BS?
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:46 PM
Response to Reply #115
142. Someone used to donate for me, but she got banned!
Ohhhhh how I bewail the stoning of my patroness!
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:52 PM
Response to Reply #142
158. that's a pain. At least you're not calling us RW tax fraudists if we want our personal names
kept private. If someone want to rule DU, make rules, they should at least donate. Actually DU donations can be minimal, $5 even. Sometimes we have that, sometimes not.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:56 PM
Response to Reply #115
166. Good observation.
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:33 PM
Response to Reply #115
236. So your star makes you better? Hiding behind a star?
Stars come and go...but "you" always remain...

I donate when I can...and when I want to...I choose not to at this time.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:38 PM
Response to Reply #236
248. No, but supporting a forum you participate in does
especially if you chose to broadbrushly insult everyone who does not agree with you. I chose to not give up my private information at this time.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:45 PM
Response to Reply #236
258. Perhaps you shouldn't set yourself up as arbiter...
of what makes someone an honest person willing to stand up for their beliefs then.



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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:40 PM
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119. My real name is Ionnis Panos Freely
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:41 PM
Response to Reply #119
123. Hi, I. P.!
You don't mind me calling you that, what with the difficult Greek name? :hi:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:43 PM
Response to Reply #123
130. Of course you may call me I.P. I even have it engraved on my car's...
rich Corinthian leather.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:58 PM
Response to Reply #119
170. Whoa. That sounds Greek. I'm familiar with I.P. Knightly
author of the classic "Rusty Bedsprings"
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:41 PM
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121. Good for you Brad. I have used my full actual name here for 4 years.
I used it in the Yahoo discussions when they were operating. My profile here says where I live. And I have been threatened, harassed and even called on the phone when somebody found my number and posted it. BIG FUCKING DEAL. I refuse to cower to the bastards. Anybody wants to fuck with me can easily find Snug Harbor, Oklahoma.
If the AWOL chickenshit Chimp can say "Bring 'em on", I goddamn well can too.

And mean it.

:toast: to you!
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:46 PM
Response to Reply #121
143. so are you suggesting i, a female, who dont know how to fight, shoot a gun
Edited on Mon May-14-07 09:46 PM by seabeyond
and drive around little kids, should be so manly to put information out to be harrassed, threatened ect...?

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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:59 PM
Response to Reply #143
173. If you read my post again, you might notice I did not at any time
suggest that any DUer who prefers to remain anonymous is anything less than completely justified or honorable.
I spoke only about myself.

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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:02 PM
Response to Reply #173
181. yes. you are right. n/t
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:48 PM
Response to Reply #121
148. Awesome...thank you...
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Madspirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:55 PM
Response to Reply #121
164. I'm with you Karl
I still run Yahoo groups and most people know my name. I too have been threatened and stuff but joke 'em if they can't take a fuck. I'm a lesbian. ...and 53 and have always been an outspoken activist. I've probably had my life threatened more times than I can remember. I'm all over the Internet under my own name.
Lee
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:07 PM
Response to Reply #164
189. I hear that. The more voceriferous and threatening they are, the more likely
they are to be chickenshit cowards who wouldn't actually do anything. But you know what? I buy insurance for my house and cars, and I have a sort of life insurance for me and my family that consists of several firearms and an intimate knowledge of how and when to use them if the need arises. There are apparently some DUers who think cowering in abject fear is preferable to being proactive in a DEFENSE (not anything like Chimp's Iraq adventure) posture.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:09 PM
Response to Reply #189
194. Some of us disagree with "all bark no bite", dealing from experience
and there is a middle ground between "here I am, try to come and get me" and "cowering in abject fear".
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:38 PM
Response to Reply #194
249. I know that. And I know that some people have legitimate reasons for
online anonymity...economic repercussions are a very real possibility - I nearly got fired several times for my political views 30 years ago when I worked for a wealthy Republican. (Senator Coburn's daddy - I could write a book...)
I hope you understand I didn't condemn any DUers who prefer not to reveal their true identity, I don't think I ever said any such thing...I was only speaking for myself and appreciating others who have done so.
:D
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:42 PM
Response to Reply #249
253. Speaking for ones self is fine. Broadbrushing everyone is not.
I got you.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:13 PM
Response to Reply #189
199. cowering in abject fear .... this is allowing those of us with handles to be honorable
we are cowering with fear. gonna take my you were right back, and find you post offensive.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:19 PM
Response to Reply #199
211. Sorry, I didn't make clear what I meant.
I was referring to a different situation! My comment was NOT intended to be relevant to -this- particular discussion and I apologize for not being more specific. I was referring to those who failed to recognize the Virginia Tech situation could have been mitigated if there had been a few armed students and/or professors. My bad.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:23 PM
Response to Reply #211
217. lol lol. ah. thanks for clarification
hubby came in the other day talking about that saying.... and if there were people who knew how to handle guns (he knows guns, well equipped, concealed weapons permit).... yada yada

i said

you are sooo republican, wink

he voted kerry. waolk from repugs and swears will never vote for another. so i tease him
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:23 PM
Response to Reply #189
216. And not all people are as dumb as your garden variety Freeper.
This thread almost makes me wish I was a stalker.I could have a blast with some of you guys.

Any kids? Do they pack heat at school? Are you SURE they're safe there? How about a wife or significant other? Mother and father? Sisters or brothers? Bet you can't cover them all at once and protect them day and night if you do. Who says a stalker has to go after the one with guns..or even attack you in your home?

Ever use a public toilet? Ever walk down a street surrounded by people feeling at ease that nothing bad could POSSIBLY happen in broad daylight with people all around? Ever been sitting in traffic with people walking right beside your car?

You can have your guns...they wouldn't help if someone with a brain decides to target you.

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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:13 PM
Response to Reply #121
201. I salute you Karl!
I lived in Tulsa for a while. They need you!

:hi:
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:42 PM
Response to Original message
125. i think i'll remain
the dweller.

but you go ahead if you feel you must.
dp
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:44 PM
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134. Bad idea.
For lots of people for lots of reasons.

The on-line world is not like your local DFA meetings.

It's very imprudent for many people to use their real names on line and very rude of you to demand it.
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Madspirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:46 PM
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141. Lee
Lee Hillhouse of Austin, Texas. I'm all over the Internet as myself. I just like "Madspirit". Nothing in my private life is publicly listed in my name; it's all in my girlfriend's name. It's not like you could sneak into my life and pay my electric bill for me or something insidious like that. My girlfriend's first name is Melanie. Also, "Lee" is my middle name and not what I go by in RL. I'm not in witness protection or anything so I really don't care. ...and as I said, I'm all over the Internet as myself. If you come by make sure it's not while I'm watching Buffy. I hate to be interrupted while I'm watching Buffy.
Lee
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:47 PM
Response to Original message
145. My real name is Richard Hertz!1!
:hide:
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:15 PM
Response to Reply #145
205. Hello there Richard.
:hi:
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:27 PM
Response to Reply #205
222. Just don't call him Dick
:rofl:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:46 PM
Response to Reply #145
262. You live in Holden dont you?
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:49 PM
Response to Reply #145
271. Reminds me of Richard Wood, who insisted on being called Dick
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:47 PM
Response to Original message
147. The psyops stuff is aggravating, especially because most of it is
amateur. Although, there are a few who slither around the site, just under the radar, occasionally making it difficult to describe the reason for an alert.

On our side, though, is a culture that transcends the description "blog". When someone posts something jarringly off kilter, it either drops like a stone or gets deleted by the mods and no one says a thing.

It's the more subtle, subversive operative stuff, followed immediately by one or two defenders of the slitherer, that sometimes interferes with the enlightenment of reading posts reflecting real reactions and observations to that which comes our way.

I almost miss the days that freepers would come storming and stomping into DU, certain of their superiority and sure their rigid POV would convince us of their righteousness.

We held our own. And I notice the freep blustering posts are long gone. I guess I don't miss those days that much. :-)

Now, politicians and pundits want to be next big thing on the blogs. :puke:

BTW, LeftHander, :yourock: MKJ
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:21 PM
Response to Reply #147
213. I was here in 2000 and have seen how drastically it has changed....
I miss the honesty.

I am weary of the "gang" jumping on every crap post and pounding it to death as real posts from great thinkers slide into oblivion. H20 man, WillPitt still post and enlighten but not as often...but a post on crap, garbage RW extremism and it if pounced on by the same crowd.

the same crowd for the most part that have poo pooed this post.

I remember. 1000 names...on a post who stood as bravely as a community could against terrorism, and against George W. Bush's war on Iraq...

I think the time is long overdue to for this board to validate itself by enforcing real names for login and identity...the productivity and discussion here has eroded into a mirror of popular TV culture.

Yes I hate it. And yes...I can always leave...if I don't like...but I can always stay and try to make things better.

All I know is we have a great chance to make the world take notice..2008 is our time. We need to come together....and I do the simplest thing...

I introduce myself...

Hi...I am Brad...I'm a liberal, a gay person who want to see the war end, and the criminals in Washington be held accountable.

I want peace.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:22 PM
Response to Reply #213
215. Broadbrush insult much? Maybe you need to start your own forum
Edited on Mon May-14-07 10:23 PM by uppityperson
"I am weary of the "gang" jumping on every crap post and pounding it to death as real posts from great thinkers slide into oblivion. H20 man, WillPitt still post and enlighten but not as often...but a post on crap, garbage RW extremism and it if pounced on by the same crowd.

the same crowd for the most part that have poo pooed this post."

Seriously, maybe you need to start your own forum.
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:36 PM
Response to Reply #213
245. Peace.
Brad, I'm Marty, working to convince some of my friends and family that I'm not a conspiracy theorist, as I run a very large medical operation.

Nice to meet you. :toast: MKJ
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:48 PM
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150. I am Michael Camann of Blue Lake, CA, and I'm not afraid to tell anyone who I am....
eom
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:55 PM
Response to Reply #150
163. Hi Michael!
:hi:

Freedom is essential to "Salvation".
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:57 PM
Response to Reply #150
169. Hi!.....
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:08 PM
Response to Reply #150
191. I already knew that.
;)
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:13 PM
Response to Reply #150
198. And you're one hell of a biologist!
:D
:toast:
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:52 PM
Response to Original message
156. I"ve been stalked before, so no thanks.
I had to give up a domain name and get a new email.

and it wasn't even for political reasons. I gave a bad review of a software that was later proven to be fraudulent. The owner of the "company" hounded me and started submitting my REAL NAME to child porn sites in retaliation.

Luckily, I kept all the emails and the IP addresses, HOWEVER, I would NOT want to go through that again, so no thanks.
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:57 PM
Response to Original message
168. OK...OK...you see my point....??
At sometime...this world we live in is not just online and real life...but it is all one...our kids know that....myspace has been about identity...it is about "THIS IS ME...this is my music this who I am..."

Our young people realize that who they are is defined not only by who they are face to face but who they are in the online world as well....

However we have learned long ago to hide behind a avatar or a nickname. I have...for too long and when this nation was being pulled apart by jerks like W and Dick Cheney I said enough I am not going to hide behind a nickname...I am going to write a blog, write music and not be afraid to let everyone know that I DO NOT APPROVE of HOW THIS COUNTRY IS BEING RUN!

And I know many here share that same feeling.

So think about it....

Our leaders....are people with names and faces. I want them to know who I am.

I am Brad.

Good night everyone...
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:00 PM
Response to Reply #168
177. I am Uppityperson and your refusing to acknowledge who I am is dishonest.
What is a name or a nickname? Just because I refuse to give you my address and phone number in no way makes me any less of who I am. I know who I am and I am uppity. You are insulting and don't care enough about DU to donate, yet want to pass rules and judgement on the rest of us. Bah to you.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:02 PM
Response to Reply #168
180. Thanks Brad.
:kiss:
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:58 PM
Response to Original message
172. Uh, Skinner? I don't think he REALLY meant to say that DU members are all
"paid RW staffers and Pentagon wingnuts."

Well, maybe most of them ARE, as the OP asserts, what the hell do I know anyway, but you can rest assured that I'm not one of them. And there are a couple of other DUers for whom I can vouch.

I hope it makes you feel better to know that.

Redstone
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:00 PM
Response to Reply #172
175. but... am i one, or am i not. that is the question
bah hahhahahaha

bestest witch's cackle
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Jim Warren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 09:59 PM
Response to Original message
174. My is Jim Warren.....oh alright.......
it's James Warren. Sheesh.
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:01 PM
Original message
Welcome James....:)...
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:01 PM
Response to Reply #174
179. lol lol lol... you tried to trick all in the deceitful dishonesty. shame
cute
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frogcycle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:01 PM
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178. hey, lefthander, I bet you lied about your name
just to sucker a bunch of others into giving theirs.

You're a lying sack of crap
You're a lying sack of crap
You're a lying scheming nasty sack of liquid crap


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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:34 PM
Response to Reply #178
239. hehehe...you're funny....
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:05 PM
Response to Original message
185. My name is Harvey Wallbanger,
and I reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:08 PM
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190. I already posted my name here once, by accident.
I posted a response I wrote to some right-wing nutball's column in this or that newspaper, and accidentally left the signature part in at the bottom. My name is probably unique in the US, so I'm really kinda regretting that. All you have to do to find out what it is, is to comb through my many hundreds of posts. :shrug:

I want to protect myself and my privacy, but on the other hand I don't have a whole hell of a lot to lose. If someone wants a piece of me they're welcome to it but they sure the fuck better leave my family alone.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:09 PM
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193. Ok. I'm Buck Naked
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:11 PM
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196. The sickos would wear you down.
When I had dial up and AOL On their forum you have to post your email address...you would not believe the filth, the screaming, the threatening and everything else you got. I changed my email address and would not go to their forum again. And to make matters worst, when you would go on the forum and before I knew what they were doing this. The republicans would make all kind of stupid noises thru IM when they realized you were on line. One of the posters told everyone how to block them. So I would never give a real name or email address. And you should have seen the MACHO MILITARY NAMES the republicans choose for themselves.
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:15 PM
Response to Original message
204. My name is Elwood P. Dowd
I live with a big, fat bunny rabbit named Harvey.

:beer:
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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:16 PM
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208. Real People?
Edited on Mon May-14-07 10:35 PM by yowzayowzayowza
My Name Is...

I see no reason to require all to participate.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:19 PM
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212. My real name is Duke LaCrosse
I work for a company that puts out oil well fires.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:24 PM
Response to Original message
218. Meanwhile this "bullshit, so much bullshit" has wasted 1 1/2 hours of DU's time
If you ask me.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:26 PM
Response to Reply #218
220. and people complained about "stridently held opinion"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Yes, I got PM about it, taking me to task. sigh.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:27 PM
Response to Reply #220
223. At least that was clever :)
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:32 PM
Response to Reply #223
233. It has affected my viewing and postings, have to keep reminding self
of appropriateness of inserting actual meaningful text and smileys
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:38 PM
Response to Reply #220
247. No way!
DU cracks me up....someone is always offended by something.When I posted this logo in my sig an atheist asked why they weren't represented.



I didn't even know atheists were organized to the point of having a logo yet that I could have used. :)
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:41 PM
Response to Reply #247
252. Yep "how dare you waste our time... haven't we got worser issues"
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:28 PM
Response to Reply #218
225. Hey...I'm enjoying it!
:D
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:27 PM
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224. why do names matter? seriously
i prefer to let my writing and thoughts stand for themselves, without the filter of any preconceived notions of who I may be. Why does it matter where I live, what I do for a living or how old I am? there are plenty of people in the world who know me as that person, here people know me (with a very few exceptions) as northzax. it doesn't matter where I went to school, how much money I make, what I look like, sound like or dress like. all that matters here is the words that come off my keyboard.

there is no favoritism for the good looking, or the good talking, only those who produce something interesting. I don't want to know your name, I don't want to know your story, I only want to know if you have something interesting to say. that's all that matters, and here, that's all that should matter.

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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:30 PM
Response to Reply #224
228. Indeed. I did a similar above #202, though still have labels.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Why do we need to label ourselves? they are all artificial, labels, and in no way straightforward or honest. We are just who we are.
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:31 PM
Response to Original message
231. Have you ever been stalked on the internet?
I have.

It wasn't a lot of fun.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:44 PM
Response to Reply #231
257. Yes, I have always handled internet stalkers pretty well.
They're easy enough to deal with if you know WTF you're doing.
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:34 PM
Response to Original message
237. I am not at all amused by the subject line of this thread
".time to whack every user from DU..."

Sorry if I'm trying to spoil the party
but I've alerted and sent an outside email to Skinner

".time to whack every user from DU..."

Whack every DU user?

this is so wrong
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:39 PM
Response to Reply #237
251. indeed
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:42 PM
Response to Reply #237
254. Indeed.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:47 PM
Response to Reply #237
264. I took it in a sexual way...
And figured he was in for a LOOOOOONG night. :evilgrin:
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:34 PM
Response to Original message
238. And this will make DU a "better place" how?
".........who really believe the world can be a better place...who REALLY believe DU can be a better place."
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:34 PM
Response to Original message
240. Why?
What difference does it make?
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:36 PM
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246. Ever been stalked by Freeper-types?
Well I have. Many years ago, I worked in a clinic that did abortions. I was followed around the grocery store by people whispering death threats. My very young son was told that his mom killed babies. My tires were slashed. I got anonymous calls asking where I'd be if my mother believed in abortion (my answer - truthfully - was "She does, and I'm still here").

I was lucky. My obstetrician/gynecologist wasn't. He was shot to death.

There is no way in hell I'd post my "real" name on a public bulletin board! One of these lunatics was recently arrested with an arsenal in his apartment. I'm not pinning a target to my chest.

"Bummer of a birth-mark, Hal"
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:49 PM
Response to Reply #246
269. Well apparently that makes you A:dishonest...B:a likely freeper...
or my own choice..C: A totally sane individual. :)
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:43 PM
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255. There are web forums on the internet where you aren't allowed to post unless you use your real name.
I don't see anyone getting attacked or murdered on those forums.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:46 PM
Response to Reply #255
260. People who want to be a place where you HAVE to post your "real" name can go there
Edited on Mon May-14-07 10:49 PM by uppityperson
Broadbrush insulting everyone who feels different than a poster is a no no here. Do what you want, let others do what they want, as far as names here. You haven't seen the murders there? Wow, maybe their blood is too thin to be seen online.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:48 PM
Response to Reply #260
266. I use an anonymous identity for things that I need anonymity for.
I'm was less radical on these forums than I am under my anonymous identity.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:49 PM
Response to Reply #266
270. I'm was the same, no matter my posting moniker.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:47 PM
Response to Reply #255
265. Gary Matson and Winfield Mowder, of Happy Valley, CA, murdered
Gary Matson, 50, and Winfield Scott Mowder, 40, were shot to death last Thursday inside their mobile home on a five acre plot in this small rural community 15 miles southwest of Redding. A missing automobile may, when found, yield clues to the murderer's identity.

====

They were murdered in their sleep by white supremacist, gay hating brothers.


I don't care to have people's identities traced here, thank you.
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piedmont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:45 PM
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259. This is the stupidest post I have ever read on Democratic UNDERGROUND.
I bet you think the Patriot Act is okie-dokie too. Only people who have something to hide value their privacy, right?
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:46 PM
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263. I wouldn't mind giving Skinner etc. my name
Or most of my DU "friends"-actually in 2-3 cases I have. But, I wouldn't want to put it out here in GD. Who knows what kind of right-wing or other types of freaks are reading...
Besides I wouldn't want the freestyle, rubbish I post on DU to come up when someone who is interested in hiring me googles my name :).
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-14-07 10:51 PM
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274. Locking
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions on the way that Democratic Underground is operated, please do not hesitate to contact the Administrators directly:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/contact.html
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