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Sat May 25, 2013, 09:17 PM

Is there anyone on DU that's paid by the Republic Party, Teahadists, Koch inc. or other wingers?

..to post negative, discouraging, baiting, anti-community, anti-environment, anti-women, anti-common-sense, anti-safety comments on DU?

Because I've assumed there are, for several years.

But by all means, please expose yourselves now!

(Not that way, put your undies back on.)

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While I am a winger and a disruptor, I am not paid, so take offense at your aspersions Madame.
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Reply Is there anyone on DU that's paid by the Republic Party, Teahadists, Koch inc. or other wingers? (Original post)
mahina May 2013 OP
brucefan May 2013 #1
mahina May 2013 #2
Kolesar May 2013 #3
Ian David May 2013 #4
MannyGoldstein May 2013 #5
nadinbrzezinski May 2013 #7
MannyGoldstein May 2013 #8
mahina May 2013 #9
MannyGoldstein May 2013 #10
mahina May 2013 #12
MannyGoldstein May 2013 #16
marble falls May 2013 #25
MannyGoldstein May 2013 #26
AverageJoe90 May 2013 #6
mahina May 2013 #11
AverageJoe90 May 2013 #17
mahina May 2013 #32
Initech May 2013 #13
IDemo May 2013 #14
quinnox May 2013 #15
AverageJoe90 May 2013 #18
Marr May 2013 #19
The Straight Story May 2013 #20
Douglas Carpenter May 2013 #21
Skip Intro May 2013 #22
treestar May 2013 #23
tavernier May 2013 #24
woo me with science May 2013 #27
TexasTowelie May 2013 #28
madrchsod May 2013 #29
Bobbie Jo May 2013 #30
olddots May 2013 #31

Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:19 PM

1. If there were

Do you think they would really come forward?

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Response to brucefan (Reply #1)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:22 PM

2. I can dream, can't I?

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:30 PM

3. They could be doing it in their spare time!

the argument clinic

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:33 PM

4. We know this happens. Someone even posted their training seminar on YouTube. n/t

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:35 PM

5. Me.

 

I'm actually Tagg Romney. Ask anyone in the neighborhood watch.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #5)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:36 PM

7. I knew it

 

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #7)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:38 PM

8. Greetings from Belmont!

 

The air here at the manse is redolent with the smell of cash.

Now give me yours, filthy wretch.

Regards,

Tagg

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #8)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:39 PM

9. +1 for literary merit.

I swooned.

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Response to mahina (Reply #9)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:40 PM

10. And while you lie swooned

 

I picked your pocket.

Regards,

Tagg

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #5)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:44 PM

12. Tagg, I always thought you were a Conehead.

Or possibly from Romulen?


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Response to mahina (Reply #12)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:01 PM

16. Father did his mission in Remulak

 

A small town in southern France.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #5)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:30 PM

25. Hey Manny! I've got the neighborhood watch and it needs a new battery....

Which Warren? Elizabeth? She'd have my vote.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #25)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:54 PM

26. Elizabeth, of course!

 

Not Setti. I like Setti, but...

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:36 PM

6. I've actually been accused of such myself, believe it or not.

 

Mainly, with climate doomers calling me a "denialist" or a minimizer just for questioning their bullshit, and/or their unquestioning acceptance of pretty much anything that's "doomy" no matter if it has merit or not, and the occasional Obama basher accusing me of being a shill for the administratio.

Though I'll admit that occasionally, I DO like to toy around a bit with my opponents(not to the point where it crosses into actual trolling, though, of course.).....I'm sure many of us have felt that way, at least on occasion.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #6)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:42 PM

11. Yeah, all that climate bullshit.



It's ok, I have a boat in the back yard, don't worry about us out here in the middle of the ocean!

Do I need teh sarc tag?

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Response to mahina (Reply #11)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:06 PM

17. Haha, LOL.

 

Seriously, though, I guess this means you evidently don't have a clue as to what I was talking I would have left this alone, but I'll clear things up for you:

You may remember this particularly nutty piece from last summer. It was all over the place:
arctic-news.blogspot.com/p/global-extinction-within-one-human.html‎

And here's another nut, particularly well liked by doomers:
http://www.guymcpherson.com

And here's David Wasdell's B.S. "Earth Systems" theory(note the 7.8*C sensitivity per doubling of Co2 figure):

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CD8QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.apollo-gaia.org%2FClimate%2520Sensitivity.pdf&ei=uW2hUZGhH7Gx0AGo04HoDg&usg=AFQjCNEIfF9-C6KP2PVEIWhqUhKJD84f5Q&sig2=LrzXWp_Z0Nn-jigYYGrLQA

You'll need Adobe Acrobat for this, btw.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #17)

Sun May 26, 2013, 03:30 AM

32. Gee, thanks.

Homework.

In your journal you posted that fear paralyzes people and prevents action.

I have an idea that I think could really help mobilize people, enough people to move climate legislation.

Who do you think is most active in your area, and in the country, in climate education? Most effective?

mahalos

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 09:58 PM

13. Where is this job and where do I sign up?

Although with as many posts as I have accusing the Koch's of terrorism and treason, I'm probably the last person they'd want to hire.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:00 PM

14. No, but I am being paid by Apple

And I never miss a chance to post disparaging things about Google, Android, Samsung, and Microsoft.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:01 PM

15. If so, whoever is paying these guys needs to ask for their money back...

 

They aren't doing such a good job.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #15)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:07 PM

18. Haha, they sure aren't, that's for sure. n/t

 

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:07 PM

19. I have no doubt there are paid posters here of all those stripes, along with

 

industry shills of different types. Marketing through forums and social media is a developed field now, and it's everywhere. A site as busy as DU is certainly going to attract it's share of salesmen.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:10 PM

20. Not me, but people think the nra and tobacco companies pay me perhaps

Because I don't always agree that having the government remove more rights and making criminals of more of us for what a few do is a good idea (and being pro-choice on choices other than abortion gets you labeled a libertarian/shrill).

Being for more government in some areas and less in others does not go over well perhaps.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:21 PM

21. There are two (perhaps three) test to know for absolute certainty if someone is a right-wing troll

1. They criticize the President and the Party leadership - Especially if the criticisms sounds legitimate, since this will demoralize the base and ultimately reduce voter turnout.

2. They defend the President and the Party leadership. Thus showing that they are serving the interest of the corporate elitist by shielding our elected leaders from the pressure necessary to actually enact progressive change and to keep the Democratic Party viable in the long run.

3. The most devious of all are those who perform a sly combination of criticizing and defending the President and the Party leadership. Clearly this is the most sinister of all characters. They are attempting to both demoralize the base while shielding the elected leaders from the pressure necessary to enact progressive change.

If you find ANYONE performing either of these two roles or a combination of both - you know - you know for absolute certainty that you are dealing with a professional Republican troll.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:24 PM

22. I am not.

Also not a freep, repub, puma, etc, paid or otherwise.

Seemingly any poster who criticizes Obama or the Obama admin, or voices an opinion that is (on the surface) in the minority on DU on the topic of the day, is called paid shill or much worse.


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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:24 PM

23. You Better Believe It !!!

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:29 PM

24. Nope. Fortunately I went to a school

that taught science and math and history and geography, and being wary of billionaires trying to feed you bullshit, no matter how thickly it was covered in chocolate.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:55 PM

27. Does that include corporate wingers?

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2013, 10:57 PM

28. I'm only here to spread the catnip seed. n/t

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:00 AM

29. i got medical bills...where do i sign up?

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 12:51 AM

30. A number of DU'ers have been WOOED into the rabbit hole.

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Response to mahina (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:08 AM

31. I have graphs , charts and links that prove many of you work for

 

the Jonas Bros .

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