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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-05 09:40 AM
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36. This post makes me extremely angry.
And I have not been really angry on this forum yet.

eomer, you come in her and attack one of our most productive users, garybeck, who is doing very important work and a real positive contributor. That is disgusting.

I have not had time to look at your other posts but I have a quick comment on this study from Election Science.

This is not a criticism of that group or the authors of the report, it's a point on evaluating evidence.

If you look at the authors of this paper you so highly value, they're all on the Federal dole, either through NPR, government grants, or government contracts to "beltway bandits" (Fed consulting firms). Now, I ask you:

What's the likelihood of someone getting $$$'s from the Federal government as a part of their business turning around and endorsing evidence that would clearly point to this conclusion:

Bush should not be president! You think that might cost them or their organizations some money.

I'm not saying they said what they said because they get Federal money. I'm saying that they would not likely say or even admit what has been demonstrated here, namely that the 2004 election was illegitimate, without, on some level knowing, they'd be looking for other revenue streams. Its a matter of built in bias. Nothing about them personally, don't even know who they are other than some of their funding sources so don't go on a rant. It's just that there is huge bias against rocking the boat.

Imagine that you're a contractor to Microsoft. Would you or your employees be wise to engage in a movement that publicly stated: Gates should not run Microsoft. MS wouldn't have to pay you directly to keep you from saying this. You'd just know, somewhere in the back of, in your case, your little mind, that this was not acceptable behavior. Funding, revenue streams create bias.

Stop trashing good DU users and ask yourself: "What have you, eomer, done today to establish the legitimacy of the 2004 election." That's your goal isn't it?
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