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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:41 PM
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DU Rules of Thumbs
In this thread concerning the widely debunked Qu'ran 'Eagle' reference that has been propagated through RW emailers, I responded:

"General Rule of Thumb: Anything in a right-wing email is not true. Or at least HIGHLY questionable or true, but presented out of context or misrepresented."

Bill McBlueState responded:

"That's a good rule! There should be a Bill Maher-style list of DU rules."

I am starting this thread for DUers to add their DU Rule of Thumb - guidelines on which you can pretty much depend. Feel free to add yours.

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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:46 PM
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1. Demand proof from anyone who claims something and provides none
I have shut up more bushkissers that way.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:48 PM
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2. You stole my rule #1!
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:51 PM
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4. O.K. Then this is a joint posting!
Great minds think alike! :pals:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:48 PM
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3. Be very leery
of bloggers who cannot spell.
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Must_B_Free Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:59 PM
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6. it's just typos from typing too fast -
I'm really not a Freeper.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:15 PM
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7. It's easy to tell the difference between
typos and words that are spelled wrong.

My favorite freeper misspellings are
whinning instead of whining
and
loose instead of lose
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bj2110 Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 10:59 PM
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5. Rule Number 409: You cannot believe everything you read. Period.
Make up your own damn mind. Do your own damn research. Find your own damn facts! Exclamation point.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:17 PM
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8. Yes, that's a good one: "Question Everything"
Also: "Question Authority"
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Athame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:43 AM
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9. When something seems worse than you could possibly imagine,
ask yourself this:

What do I see that I don't want to see?
What do I know that I don't want to know?
(from Starhawk: Truth or Dare)

In other words, learn to listen to and trust your gut.
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