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Sat Feb 24, 2018, 12:51 AM

Their fear is obvious even on DU!

I do not do OPs.

But the NRA must be frightened

In my 2+ years on DU I have not seen so many Firearm related OPs get Removed in one evening. All designed to divide us but very obvious and poorly done. Almost like those posting do not really understand our culture. Go figure.

Whoever is on watch here tonight, thank you.

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Reply Their fear is obvious even on DU! (Original post)
GulfCoast66 Feb 2018 OP
bdtrppr6 Feb 2018 #1
czarjak Feb 2018 #12
njhoneybadger Feb 2018 #27
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #2
GulfCoast66 Feb 2018 #4
bullwinkle428 Feb 2018 #3
GulfCoast66 Feb 2018 #5
marylandblue Feb 2018 #6
Cha Feb 2018 #8
vercetti2021 Feb 2018 #7
ellie Feb 2018 #9
SCVDem Feb 2018 #10
sarcasmo Feb 2018 #11
Post removed Feb 2018 #15
Demsrule86 Feb 2018 #17
winstars Feb 2018 #13
Demsrule86 Feb 2018 #18
winstars Feb 2018 #21
Demsrule86 Feb 2018 #32
vercetti2021 Feb 2018 #22
Demsrule86 Feb 2018 #31
vercetti2021 Feb 2018 #33
world wide wally Feb 2018 #14
GulfCoast66 Feb 2018 #16
Squinch Feb 2018 #19
GulfCoast66 Feb 2018 #20
Marengo Feb 2018 #23
Squinch Feb 2018 #24
Marengo Feb 2018 #25
Squinch Feb 2018 #26
Marengo Feb 2018 #28
MaryMagdaline Feb 2018 #29
Squinch Feb 2018 #30

Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 12:55 AM

1. furriners took ahhr jawbs

Obummer took are gunnss

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Response to bdtrppr6 (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 03:07 AM

12. Killary got away with murder?

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Response to bdtrppr6 (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 05:07 PM

27. Dey Terk Er Jerbs!

DURKA! DERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 01:01 AM

2. Really, I hadn't noticed.

I posted something last night and I don't think any got removed. This is it...
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210276367

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 01:13 AM

4. And your post was nothing like the ones that were removed

And you did not join DU in the last 2 days.

I read your post and while I did not agree with some of it that is what DU is for. Or at least for me. I enjoy reading things I disagree with and even more discussion with those I disagree. On the firearms issue it is a bit risky. But as long as we support the Democratic Party position we can get along. Or at least support the same side.

Perhaps the offending posts were gone before you saw them.

Have a nice evening.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 01:07 AM

3. Troll farms are the true "job creators" in Trump's America. You should see all of their

filth in places like the Youtube comments section where they decided to enlighten everyone with their views on Lindsey Vonn.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 01:15 AM

5. Fuddy Duddy here. DU is my only social media.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 02:20 AM

6. Trump even outsources trolling to the Russians

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 02:30 AM

8. "troll farms.. " lol

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 02:27 AM

7. One was obvious

The idiot was new and way too open. Thing is we do have gun experts here who know how to call out stupid troll posts and it's funny they think liberals don't own guns.

But don't expect them to let up. They'll make more dummy accounts or they have them already here.

Best to do is watch their discussion boards and see if they are stupid enough to say they are opening a troll account. One did and got removed.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 02:31 AM

9. You should have been here after

Sandy Hook. It was a troll extravaganza.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 02:47 AM

10. You know something is strange,

 

when you can only read about 5 to 10 before getting totally pissed and clicking off.

They win by killing honest discussion.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 02:50 AM

11. IMHO a lot of the Bernie Bros nonsense was Russian bots.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 08:06 AM

17. And some are camped out at JPR...

I do think some have returned.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 03:33 AM

13. We also have sleeper cells here, not all trolls have very recently become DU participants...

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Response to winstars (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 08:12 AM

18. I was lurking here for years. I felt intimidated to post... And I worked quite a bit.

Plus back in the day we only had 1 computer (got it at Gateway and paid a fortune for it). The kids were mostly using it .I remember when Kerry lost. At first the site was closed for privacy but later I was shocked to see more than a few trolls reveal themselves.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 11:51 AM

21. I too lurked for many years, joined in 2001.

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Response to winstars (Reply #21)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 11:32 PM

32. Yep...I think there is a great deal of that.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 11:54 AM

22. I've been a lurker for 8 years

I've been more active though.

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Response to vercetti2021 (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 11:31 PM

31. Yeah...it can be rough when you first start posting.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 01:57 AM

33. It is

But I'm more comfortable nowadays.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 03:45 AM

14. I feel like lashing out at someone and you are close because I have no idea WTF you are saying

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 07:36 AM

16. Let me try to be more clear

There have been several hides if OPs in the last couple of people who joined DU in the last few days. They are attempting to Troll DU on the gun issue.

I speculated that they do so out if feat that they have lost the narrative on gun control.

Better?

And lashing is not a good thing.

Have a great weekend.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 08:45 AM

19. Slaughters always bring them out. And not all of them are new. Some have been here for

quite a while.

They have an obvious MO which is to ask questions until they find an area in which they can drown you in a discussion about minutiae. A few of their tells: "Exactly what gun laws are you supporting." At which point, if you do not have the laws worked out as if you are a Senate markup session, they will launch into how terrible that law would be.

If that doesn't work, they look for something in the poster's past that they can use to say, "You don't have any credibility." Yesterday I saw a troll - not new to DU at all - pull up a post from 2012 to argue with a poster about. Had nothing to do with gun control, just an offhand remark FROM 2012 that they could misrepresent to try to discredit the poster they were talking about.

Their ultimate goal is to make you think this is an impossible problem. It isn't. It is a simple problem to fix. There are about 12 major measures that more than 75% of Americans support passing right now. They would make a huge improvement. There are dozens of measures that other countries have used that would stop these slaughters tomorrow.

We have spent enough time coddling the gun humpers and gun trolls. My advice is to not get caught in their scripted bog, ridicule them and laugh at them for as long as it is fun to do so, and don't let them discourage you.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 09:25 AM

20. Oh, I am not discouraged

The crazy thing is how all we have to do in order to identify the problem is look back before these massacres started and figure out what changed. And it is obvious as the nose on Wayne Lapierrres face...high capacity semiautomatic weapons of war. We have always been a heavily armed society. But those guns changed everything.

We find a way to get rid of those the we can move onto handguns that hold 15+ bullets.

If we go back to the firearms capacities available in the 60s gun deaths would plummet. And no one with a legitimate need for a fire arm would be inconvenienced.

And I firmly believe most Americans would strongly support this.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 03:33 PM

23. Did you alert on this suspected troll?

 

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Response to Marengo (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 04:51 PM

24. No, it was too much fun pointing out how he was unable to say anything that wasn't part of

his SCRIPT!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 04:56 PM

25. Or perhaps you dont have any genuine evidence that poster is a troll. If you did, you would have...

 

Alerted. Isnít calling out another DU member as a troll a violation of the TOS anyway?

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Response to Marengo (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 04:57 PM

26. Sweetie, when it's obvious, it's obvious. The SCRIPT is kind of a tell.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 05:08 PM

28. If its obvious, why havent you alerted? Who is this poster anyway?

 

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Response to Squinch (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 07:42 PM

29. Agree - they are trying to make us think it is impossible

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #29)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 08:28 PM

30. And everything else they say is just a way to try to hijack the conversation.

This isn't hard. Everyone else in the world has managed it. We almost all - throughout the country - agree on what needs to be done. Now we need only to ignore the trolls, online and in real life, and make sure we only vote for those who will do what needs to be done.

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