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Sat Dec 9, 2017, 12:53 AM

Wonder if James Okeefe has a DU name and posts here to disrupt?

Not sure why this popped into my head. But I wouldn't put it passed him. There seems to be Tea Bagger shenanigans going on all over everywhere. Maybe I'm getting paranoid.

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Reply Wonder if James Okeefe has a DU name and posts here to disrupt? (Original post)
Lint Head Dec 2017 OP
brooklynite Dec 2017 #1
Lint Head Dec 2017 #3
barbtries Dec 2017 #16
nocalflea Dec 2017 #14
bathroommonkey76 Dec 2017 #24
bathroommonkey76 Dec 2017 #21
Lint Head Dec 2017 #22
oasis Dec 2017 #35
diva77 Dec 2017 #29
greyl Dec 2017 #2
Thor_MN Dec 2017 #4
Pachamama Dec 2017 #5
Lint Head Dec 2017 #6
bagelsforbreakfast Dec 2017 #10
Heartstrings Dec 2017 #26
BoneyardDem Dec 2017 #33
Docreed2003 Dec 2017 #7
old guy Dec 2017 #28
Docreed2003 Dec 2017 #30
old guy Dec 2017 #31
rusty quoin Dec 2017 #8
XRubicon Dec 2017 #9
greyl Dec 2017 #11
world wide wally Dec 2017 #13
Duppers Dec 2017 #19
world wide wally Dec 2017 #12
nocalflea Dec 2017 #15
Name removed Dec 2017 #17
Bibluca Dec 2017 #18
Duppers Dec 2017 #20
ThoughtCriminal Dec 2017 #23
Iggo Dec 2017 #25
ret5hd Dec 2017 #27
questionseverything Dec 2017 #32
Kingofalldems Dec 2017 #34
ret5hd Dec 2017 #36
Kingofalldems Dec 2017 #37
fescuerescue Dec 2017 #38
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2017 #39

Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 12:55 AM

1. You mean, like having a hobby?

There would be no purpose disrupting discussions here; DU has no impact on politics in the real world.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 12:58 AM

3. DU is mentioned often in media political discussions.

Divide and conquer is Putin's plan and Steve Bannon's plan. The political divides in this country were exploited with Russian propaganda. That's exactly what happened during the election with propaganda. So pooh-poohing something here being done I think is a stretch. Otherwise why would anyone bother to hack and shut down the Democratic Underground which has already happened in the past?

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 09:22 AM

16. 08Nov2016 for instance

i was alone in a hotel in Philly and losing DU at that point made life much harder

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 08:52 AM

14. You misunderstand the purpose of trolling.

Sowing discord , hyper-partisanship, chicken little type hysteria, doom and gloom, sowing distrust in institutions and leaders .

The manufacturing of problems that don't exist is only one of many techniques I've seen employed on DU.

They want you to question your beliefs, to confuse you, to make you lose hope, to drain you emotionally .

They want you apathetic. They want you to give up on the political process. They want you disengaged.

They don't want you to vote.

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Response to nocalflea (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 03:18 PM

24. 608: The Revolution Starts At Noon

 

I recommend listening to "Act One" from this episode of This American Life.

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/608/the-revolution-starts-at-noon?act=1#play

Republican trolls were well organized on social networks during the 2016 campaign. Democrats should be exploring counter contingency plans b/c these freaks aren't going away anytime soon.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 11:20 AM

21. Ah, I remember just like it was yesterday.

 




Nope, there would be "no purpose disrupting discussions here".

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 12:13 PM

22. +100

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 04:45 PM

35. Zing!

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 03:58 PM

29. Corporations have entire departments devoted to tracking people on the web. They are tracking this

site for sure. They are concerned that sites like this do have an impact.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 12:57 AM

2. Occasionally, yes, probably. nt

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 12:59 AM

4. I wouldn't doubt it.

 

He probably uses it for inspiration.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 01:00 AM

5. Very Likely and its probably multiple names, not just one...

There are a lot of trolls on DU lately who seem to go dormant and at first post a lot of tame things and then go full throttle on a topic until its shut down...

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 01:00 AM

6. I've noticed that also.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 01:29 AM

10. I discovered the JOY of using Full Ignore on 4 of them

 

Today and now the board is readable again! But I suspect they cycle them in and out and have been here for long time as some have many posts (yet they only seem to post on ONE topic and post in the same manner to generate attack is so normal people can be banned). (And for what its worth they often have a location as part of their username)😉

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Response to bagelsforbreakfast (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 03:21 PM

26. This....

+1000!

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 01:10 AM

7. Hmm...

Interesting....especially considering the posts of some folks here of late. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least. But, I’m the world’s worst cynic

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 03:51 PM

28. Damn.

I thought I was the worst.

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Response to old guy (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 04:05 PM

30. Well Im glad to know I have company!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #30)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 04:08 PM

31. Oh yeah!

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 01:23 AM

8. Im sure they look for mistakes and advantages everywhere. Its what they do.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 01:28 AM

9. His name is "Summers Eve"

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Response to XRubicon (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 02:11 AM

11. or LilacFire nt

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Response to XRubicon (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 03:54 AM

13. Y' think so?

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Response to XRubicon (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 11:14 AM

19. LoL! 😂

Perfect.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 03:53 AM

12. Why wouldn't he?

read my tag line

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 09:08 AM

15. "Maybe I'm getting paranoid.'

Dude, we're all "getting paranoid ". Who could possibly blame us ?

I don't know about O'Keefe but "others" are certainly here. Do you think he's running a troll factory ? I wouldn't be surprised.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 09:31 AM

18. More likely to be Russians

 

O'Keefe prolly doesn't have the resources to make much of an impact on the web, but there certainly are trolls on other sites that clearly have a russian/baltic dialect to their english.

Expect it to flourish again as we get closer to midterms.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 11:15 AM

20. Yep, I posted recently

That I thought trolls were altering on posts too.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 01:04 PM

23. Does it matter?

When there are members doing the work for him for free?

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 03:19 PM

25. I doubt it. He wouldn't be able to resist bragging about it.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 03:45 PM

27. Wow. I saw this and the first name that came to my mind had already posted a denial!

Maybe not James Okeefe, but...

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 04:12 PM

32. great minds and all

"there's no hope,the party bosses minds are made up,give up peasants"

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 04:43 PM

34. Kick this one.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 04:54 PM

36. And again.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 04:59 PM

37. Would not be surprised at all.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 11:48 PM

38. I think that WAY to much time is spent

being paranoid that someone who disagrees with us might post something disagreeable.

Good ideas are immune to chat-board "disruptions". Never ending witch hunts are more disruptive imo.

In any event, I'm not sure what he would accomplish by posting things here. Then again, maybe he has tens of thousands of posts.

Hard to say. Hard to say.

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Response to Lint Head (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 04:56 AM

39. No - no one would pay him enough money for him to try it

He demands hundreds of thousands of dollars from his donors, remember. DU just isn't worth that to anyone. O'Keefe can get his cash screwing up against high profile targets like the Washington Post or Planned Parenthood. The disrupters on DU really are the guys in the basement with a personal obsession.

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