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Elad Appreciation Thread

Elad has done an absolutely exceptional job with the board software. I really like it and find it easy to use, easy to read, and quite customizable. I don't know if Skinner and EarlG also do some technical stuff, but for sure, Elad has done extremely good work. It's absolutely the best board software I've ever seen, bar none.

Thank you Elad. Many good wishes to you in your career at DU and beyond.

Victory in 2016 for the DEMOCRATIC candidate, by any means necessary, which means....




I don't care if it's Senator Sanders, Secretary Webb, Governor Chaffee, Secretary Clinton or Governor O'Malley. Right now I'm for Senator Sanders, but that can change.

Malcolm X had the right idea. Too bad he was murdered in 1965.

Why was Malcolm X important ?

I confess, I don't know the complete answer to that question. To kick us off, here's wiki:



Malcolm X has been described as one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history.[239][240][241] He is credited with raising the self-esteem of black Americans and reconnecting them with their African heritage.[242] He is largely responsible for the spread of Islam in the black community in the United States.[243][244][245] Many African Americans, especially those who lived in cities in the Northern and Western United States, felt that Malcolm X articulated their complaints concerning inequality better than the mainstream civil rights movement did.[95][96] One biographer says that by giving expression to their frustration, Malcolm X "made clear the price that white America would have to pay if it did not accede to black America's legitimate demands."[246]

In the late 1960s, increasingly radical black activists based their movements largely on Malcolm X and his teachings. The Black Power movement,[55][247] the Black Arts Movement,[55][248] and the widespread adoption of the slogan "Black is beautiful"[249] can all trace their roots to Malcolm X.

In 1963 Malcolm X began a collaboration with Alex Haley on his life story, The Autobiography of Malcolm X.[111] He told Haley, "If I'm alive when this book comes out, it will be a miracle",[250] and indeed, Haley completed and published it some months after the assassination.[251]

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, there was a resurgence of interest in his life among young people. Hip-hop groups such as Public Enemy adopted Malcolm X as an icon,[252] and his image was displayed in hundreds of thousands of homes, offices, and schools,[253] as well as on T-shirts and jackets.[254] This wave peaked in 1992 with the release of the film Malcolm X,[255] an adaptation of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

In 1998 TIME Magazine named The Autobiography of Malcolm X one of the ten most influential nonfiction books of the 20th century.

I'd say he was extremely important. A very interesting guy. What are your thoughts ?

We have a racist troll, ladies and gents...

Via PM to VanillaRhapsody with her consent to release:

Re: Re: I am getting this in PM from supposed Sanders,supporter
Mail Message
Before that this one came..

"Hillary is too unattractive to ever be President. If we're going to have a female President, at the very least it needs to be a bit of eyecandy, otherwise what's the point. Hillary is hideous, both in looks and personality. Feel the Bern. "

> > Named LordStevens...
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> > "The only ones who matter. Negro men just vote for whoever gives them more welfare, and Hispanic men vote for whoever will give them amnesty.
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> > Who gives a fuck what losers think?"
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How to Identify and Defeat an Internet Troll


Have you ever met an internet troll? A troll is a special class of sociopath.

These nasty individuals are the sadistic ne'er-do-wells of the digital realm, the misanthropic misfits of information age. Unlike a normal person, when a troll enters an online discussion, he is not seeking truth or clarification. He usually doesn't even know how to debate in an intelligent manner. All he wants to do is inflict pain, ridicule, and humiliation on a targeted person.

Encountering an internet troll can be a disturbing, even frightening, experience for someone who has not had to deal with one. It can be an unexpected event, a strange twist that takes the discussion to a whole other level. You are taken off guard and find yourself struggling to defend yourself, instead of exploring a topic.

You're posting comments on a blog, forum, or social media platform like Facebook or Twitter. There are probably other people expressing themselves, some agreeing with you and cheering you on, others disagreeing with you and trying to debunk your assertions. The conversation is heated, or passionate, but civilized. Strong opinions are stated and countered with other strident points of view.

more at link

MADem Appreciation Thread

MADem rocks. Staunch supporter of the AA community, Democrats, and President Obama. Fearless.

Ok, that's enough. Add your appreciation.

If you really want to win the General Election in 2016.......

you better get in real tight with the PoC community. That's a fact, jack, take it to the bank. I'd say, hell, if you want to be the Democratic nominee period, you better get in real tight.

I'd say a lot more, but then this forum would be bombarded by non-regulars.

The assholes in my "ranks" here on DU are pushing me away from Bernie, to be frank

I'm looking at Martin O'Malley more carefully now. If the idiots want to promote Bernie, they are backfiring. If they want to destroy the Bernie community, they are succeeding marvelously. These people need to get a grip. Be nice. Be polite. Be positive. Sing his praises. Otherwise, STFU.

I only have a few people on ignore right now, but I'll be glad to expand that list

I'm pretty much troll-proof. I can spot an attempt to bait me or piss me off a mile away. As soon as I see it, boom, you're on ignore. No hides in 11 years, so it must be working. Watch me get a hide for this post lol

The worst troll is, ironically, probably one of the most popular people here. All I'm going to say.

This community is being alert-stalked

I'll do my best, despite my limitations, to support you. It's wrong. It's un-Democratic. It's fascist. It's beneath the original dignity of this board.

I hope Mr. Skinner thinks this over very very carefully, and evaluates each case on its own merits. 1SBM and Bravenak did NOT deserve time-outs.
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