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Posted: 12/28/2002 10:40:15 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 10:44:35 AM EST
I lasted 9 whole posts...
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 10:53:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 10:59:52 AM EST
RAF, that would be funny if it were not true. Eddie
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 11:17:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/28/2002 11:20:12 AM EST by raven]
Originally Posted By raf: So, in sum, to be a successful DU poster, switch off your critical thinking faculties, let loose your emotions, and join the herd. Hope this helps.
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Well, that's what I have been doing with my latest DU id, but then they called me on being an "agent provacteur" for supporting discredited ideas. Supporting discredited ideas? I thought that was what DU was for! Does the following sound a little too "far out" for DU? Thread topic: FDRLincoln (492 posts) Dec-27-02, 11:13 PM (ET) Thought Exercise: YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT: Foreign Policy "By some magic, today, December 27th, 2002 you...yes, YOU....have just been named President of the United States. By some magic, the Democrats now have small margins in the House and Senate...they are up 10 seats in the House and 3 seats in the Senate. The political margin for the Democrats is thin, but they have a very slight majority. Otherwise, the situation is exactly as it was yesterday before this magic took place...the economy sucks, war with Iraq is imminent, and North Korea is acting up. Give us your programs, people. This thread is for FOREIGN POLICY. I will start a separate thread for economic policy. What is the policy of your administration? How will you deal with Iraq? North Korea? Let's keep the pipedreams to a minimum....you MUST balance your plans with the U.N., NATO, domestic political opinion, and realistic diplomatic considerations in regards to U.S. prestige abroad." Now, here's my response to this intriguing question: [b]Glampuss (14 posts) Dec-28-02, 02:25 AM (ET) 13. open diplomatic relations with Cuba Life the embargo on them, and ask them how to create an egalitarian society in America with excellent education and racial relations. Appoint Nobel Laurate Jimmy Carter as Secretary of Defense (I like Colin Powell where he is). Make Helen Thomas White House communications director/spokeswoman Open borders with Mexico, no visa requirements for any visitors to the US, open immigration. Live up to the ideals of "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses". Open visa requirements for visitors from Islamic countries, free the detainees in Guantanamo Bay and secret CIA interrogation facilities in Afghanistan and Jordan. Cut foreign aid and diplomatic relations with Israel for their brutal treatment of Palestinians. Apologize to the World, in general. Especially the Muslim Ummah, Kim Il Jong, Robert Mugabe, Victor Chavez, Yassir Arafat, Saddam Hussein and the people of Iraq. Sign the Kyoto Treaty, land mine ban, scrap Star Wars and go back to honoring the ABM Treaty Withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Kuwait, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia.[/b] http://www.democraticunderground.com/cgi-bin/duforum/duboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=25266&forum=DCForumID60#19
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 11:36:51 AM EST
I'm guessing the moron who responded is Arab...or maybe just a moron.
Appoint Nobel Laurate Jimmy Carter as Secretary of Defense
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Why? I'm sure the world will be one big happy family after all this happens. Why would we need the military? Just think of all the social programs we could fund. Why, we could all quit work and live on government handouts. I'm all for that. I'm switching to the democat party. Eddie
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 11:41:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By LS1Eddie: I'm guessing the moron who responded is Arab...or maybe just a moron.
Appoint Nobel Laurate Jimmy Carter as Secretary of Defense
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I would be that moron. But if I post reasonable, rational things I get banned. So this time, I decided to go in the other direction, and post the fruitiest most radical leftist ideas I can come up with. And when people challenge me on my opinions, I am going to call them "freepers" and hit the alert button and ask that they get banned. I'm going to beat the DU'ers at their own damn game!
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 11:48:13 AM EST
Oh, [b]that[/b] was you. I thought the question was you at first. And it seems plausible to me that there are DUers who seriously think that way. Maybe you'll get a pat on the back or something. Sounds like fun!
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 11:55:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/28/2002 11:58:55 AM EST by raf]
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 12:26:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/28/2002 12:26:31 PM EST by raven]
Originally Posted By raf:
Apologize to the World, in general. Especially the Muslim Ummah, Kim Il Jong, Robert Mugabe, Victor Chavez, Yassir Arafat, Saddam Hussein and the people of Iraq.
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Sorry, this is where you lost it. Over the top. Now if you apologized for raping the world's resources, or exploiting the underclass in the Third World, that's fine. But blanket, vague apologies, especially to characters suspect to even DUers, are insufficient for the US's sins. Got it?
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Oh I get it. A black man comes to power, stands up for black people, tells the racist first world to go to hell, and you think he's suspect? I think YOU'RE the racist. And probably a Freeper. The mods have been notified of your hateful post. Buh-bye! How was that?
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 1:01:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/28/2002 1:10:03 PM EST by raf]
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 1:03:45 PM EST
Excellent. You are now ready to operate on your own. File reports every three days instead of each day. Congratulations!
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 1:08:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 2:27:48 PM EST
I tried the stupid agreement approach once and it got me banned quickly. It was a thread about the movie "Blackhawk Down". I said I didn't like the racist movie because all it showed was a bunch of mean ole white boys shooting black people. For some unknown reason they saw through my little disguise and banned me.
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 2:48:29 PM EST
Raf, you scare me sometimes!! [:D]
Link Posted: 12/28/2002 5:22:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:06:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By raven: I would be that moron. But if I post reasonable, rational things I get banned. So this time, I decided to go in the other direction, and post the fruitiest most radical leftist ideas I can come up with. And when people challenge me on my opinions, I am going to call them "freepers" and hit the alert button and ask that they get banned. I'm going to beat the DU'ers at their own damn game!
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Report back ASAP, brave soldier.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:16:35 AM EST
WTF?? Just tried to register, and got told people using free e mail services like Yahoo can't register. Apparently you've got to be willing to pay for a service to join their exclusive club. Guess they don't want any poor folks.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:19:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By shooter69:
Originally Posted By raven: I would be that moron. But if I post reasonable, rational things I get banned. So this time, I decided to go in the other direction, and post the fruitiest most radical leftist ideas I can come up with. And when people challenge me on my opinions, I am going to call them "freepers" and hit the alert button and ask that they get banned. I'm going to beat the DU'ers at their own damn game!
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Report back ASAP, brave soldier.
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Brace yourself: (thread topic) texasleo (6084 posts) Dec-28-02, 06:58 PM (ET) In Islamic states our women are forced to cover their heads should we force fundamentalist Muslim women is America to remove their head scarves? [b]Glampuss (31 posts) Dec-28-02, 09:22 PM (ET) 12. I am not "YOUR" woman[/b] Shaddann (567 posts) Dec-28-02, 11:26 PM (ET) Reply to post #12 14. Thank you, I was just thinking the same thing "Our" women? Whose women? We are our own people, we own ourselves, we don't belong to anyone else. Maybe, if you had said "American women" and then asked what DU women think of that, there could be a meaningful discussion. Sigh, maybe if you think of the phrase "our Blacks" you'll understand. dsc (5749 posts) Dec-29-02, 03:05 AM (ET) Reply to post #14 22. That has got to be one of the more disingenuous posts I have seen. It is crystal clear what he meant. As he shows you use that construction when it is convenient for you to do so. You owe him an apology that was just a cheap shot. [b]Glampuss (31 posts) Dec-29-02, 06:51 AM (ET) Reply to post #22 28. No, you owe ME and all womyn an apology I see the semiotics of sexism are alive and well, even in so-called "progressive" democratic forums. [/b]
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:20:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By shamayim: WTF?? Just tried to register, and got told people using free e mail services like Yahoo can't register. Apparently you've got to be willing to pay for a service to join their exclusive club. Guess they don't want any poor folks.
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Use www.mail.com free email service. It works for me.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:30:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By raf: That's good. Always nice to throw in a few well-chosen, time-honored cliches like "mean-spirited", as well.
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Oddly enough, just the other day I was addressed thusly: [i]SixGunner you are a jerk and mean spirited [/i] for posting this: [i]Do I hear more complaining, or is that Fran Drescher singing while running the vacuum cleaner in a flying 767? I can't tell from here, but the whine sure is incessant. "Whaaaa! The Rich! They are so mean! They want all the money and us little people have to sleep in the dirt!" Bah. At least phrase it a bit more eloquent, or just quote from the Communist Manifesto." Whine, whine, whine. Frigging small-town bolshevists. [/i]
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 4:53:42 AM EST
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