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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-24-07 10:20 PM
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38. Paranoia?
This whole discussion is taking place on a public and well-known message board. This whole discussion is discussing information that's been placed on a public and well-known message board. And you're worried that someone will trace it back to DU????????

I haven't seen anything uncovered in any of the _investigations_ here that isn't/wasn't easily obtained with a click of a mouse. Even the connections made are either insignificant or just, well, just public knowledge. Bradford Berenson's law firm is connected to wiki edits? Gee, wow, what a SHOCK! Someone is trying to cover up the fact that something is common knowledge. Oh, GMAFB.

The identity of DeepModem is unimportant, but the information she/he is divulging ought to be of some significance. So far, I haven't seen anything that leads me to believe it is or will be. It's led to a big fat zero.

When the original Deep Throat was giving information to Woodward and Bernstein, he wasn't also putting it in the Personals columns of the National Enquirer. To get the information out, he sought reliable and discreet channels. He gave them the information, not a bunch of jabberwockied hints and teasers. They had to find independent confirmation of what he told them, but he didn't give them junk.

Now, maybe Deep Modem is fishing on the internets for someone, someone just lurking out there in cyberspace, to whom to divulge his/her secrets. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? Do you really believe Deep Modem would post on places as heavily monitored as DKos and DU and TPM? Do you believe she/he would TRUST anyone who approached him/her via any public, open, unsecure channel?

I mean, it's not like a bunch of DUers _discovered_ Abraxas. The company operates in the open. You haven't stumbled across a big secret operation. Oh, I'm not denying the company might be engaged in nefarious, even illegal activities. But just finding its website is, well, it's what you're SUPPOSED to DO! That's what websites are for!

Oh, never mind. This was fun for a while, and I don't expect anyone here to pay any attention to me. But this is just plain nuts.

the DUer who is glad she isn't really

Tansy Gold

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