sheep-cliff1 copyThanksgiving is less than a week away but here at The Planet, every Friday Night is a holiday from the week’s “adventures”.

As usual, we encourage members to give that other site the day off today though if you do go by there, please don’t hesitate to invite others there to join us today and tonight.

Right here at The Planet tonight, we will as always host a music thread to listen to and share lots of wonderful music videos with your friends and colleagues (as well as chat about anything and everything).

And also tonight, we’re excited to present the debut of “The Weekly Planet”, our live roundtable with humorous and thoughtful discussions of this week’s news, .  It begins tonight at 7 pm PST on the page of the same name (which you’ll find under “Live Events” at the top of the page).

For your convenience, here is the link to “The Weekly Planet” page:

http://planetpov.com/live-events/the-weekly-planet/

As with Debate Night Live, the live chat system does give access to all Authors so we really appreciate your allowing just tonight’s guests to enter comments. After the event, we will move to a related post for everyone to chat about the event and the topics that were discussed.

Hope to see you there tonight, should be fun!

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kesmarn
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Argh! Sounds as though I missed a great discussion on the death penalty. Got in later than I expected last night; and then, when I checked in here, I seemed to be having technical problems that made everything slllloowwwwww dowwwwnnnn. Finally–poof–my planet vanished entirely. I took it as a sign that it was time to call it a day. Sigh.

And–wouldn’t you know–it’s back to work today. Sigh x 2.

Have a wonderful day (evening), all Planeteers…

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Kalima
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A reminder that Morning Blog will be open for comments from 5am EST until 9am, when it will be moved to Speakers Corner for the day. Everyone is welcome, see you there.

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Khirad
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The slowness has finally gotten to me, and I’ve a book to get back to.

Gute Nacht.

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Kalima
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Gute Nacht Khirad. See you later.

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escribacat
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Me too. Good night.

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BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

Me three, good night all….sleep well.

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Kalima
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Goodnight to both of you, the loading is slow.

Sweet dreams!

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Corgi Lover
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Well, I’m out of here for the night. I’m getting slower than the server! Good night people.

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BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

Night Monk, talk to you soon, sleep well.

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KarateKid
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Well, I’m nodding off so I’m going to check out for tonight. Good night, everyone.

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BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

Evening all, I see I missed the debate, once again….can’t seem to stay awake, 12:15 pm here in a very dark CT….how’s everyone?

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escribacat
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Hello, BDM.

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BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

Hey e’cat, how’s the skunk smell, has it dissipated much?

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escribacat
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Hi BDM. Yes, it’s much better, though when I leave the house and come back it’s suddenly a lot more noticeable. I handled it better this time — last time it took weeks because I didn’t limit where the dogs could go and didn’t start treating them until the next morning (I didn’t have the right stuff). This time I knew what to do!

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BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

Friends suggested using a plain douche, the vinegar in it cuts the smell faster, then bathing them with regular dog shampoo.

Have it on hand, haven’t had to use it for over a year, but the young one, Win, chased one the length on the yard last week, didn’t spray him, thank god…he’s such a noodlehead, didn’t know what he was chasing, the big guy, Rudd, just laid on the porch, probably said to himself, “Been there, done that”!

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escribacat
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Lucky you. I wonder why my knucklehead greyhounds didn’t remember that they got nuked in the face only a few months ago!

I have to laugh at your use of the term “noodlehead.” My ex BF used that to describe all the young white “rastafarians” (with dreadlocks) who live in the mountains around here during the summer.

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BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

“Noodlehead” or “Noodles”, for short, is none too bright, he’s young, 15 months…The Big Guy, Rudd, got blasted in the face last year, won’t go out after dark unless one of us is with him. We have to stand on the porch and clap our hands before he’ll come down. Smarter than the younger one!

and yes that is a great discription of white rasta’s! Blondes I supose…

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Bernard Marx
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Hello … is there anybody out there?

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escribacat
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Kalima
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Just us loons. Welcome to the Planet.

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KarateKid
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Here, my friend.

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KarateKid
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I don’t know if any of you know Brownforall, a nice young guy but prone to emotional outbursts, but he came back as GuardianForever, a chick, and I hit on her, uh, him. Then, ladynaga figured it out and exposed him. Was I embarassed. LMAO.

I tried to create another sock but was unable to get it through. I guess there is a way to do that, but I haven’t figured it out. If I ever get banned, HP will rue the day. I have access to three computers and I’ll create hell for them.

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Pepe Lepew
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I figured her out right away … because she was flirting with both AC and LadyNaga and BrownForAll always did that.

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Khirad
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Brownforall was hard for me to figure out for the longest time.

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escribacat
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Yeah, he seems a bit obsessive.

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Khirad
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That would be the right word. There’s another who is a bit of a spaz, too – I’m totally blanking on names tonight, oh yeah GOPsteals. The ones with the bad spelling and grammar always embarrass me a bit, elitist that I am. Still, if they make a good point or have a decent rejoinder here and there, I’ll fan them. I think they’re nice guys all the same, but can become a little bothersome.

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escribacat
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LOL. I’m an English major and this drives me crazy. I often correct the spelling of trolls just to be annoying. It’s a major effort for me to resist doing it to some of the leftie posters. There are some pretty bad ones! One guy I’m thinking of probably writes at about a third grade level — obviously sounding words out with *very* creative spelling. And these are pretty simple words too. Yikes.

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Khirad
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OMG – is not that urge to correct them powerful?!!

I love mocking the righties with atrocious English with suggesting ESL classes – no offense to those in ESL!

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escribacat
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LOL. That’s pretty good. I think I’ll use that one in future if you don’t mind!

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escribacat
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I’ve created several extra sox. You just need a new email address. Monk says it doesn’t even have to be a real one. Was that the problem?

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KarateKid
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Yeah, I tried setting up Mr_Miyagi, but it didn’t get approved even though I used another email addy. I haven’t tried lately, maybe I did get it through. I’ll double check. But I guess that sock would have been a dead giveaway so maybe I’ll try another one.

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Corgi Lover
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OK, here’s my techniques. Work MOST of the time.

I start out clearing out my internet cookies, ect on the browser. This is having started on a neutral page, like my search engine (which isn

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Kalima
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Mea Culpa to all concerned, I missed it because the Panasonic guy coming to fix our fridge, informed me that I had to remove everything from said fridge. *hangsherheadinshame*

Promise to read all of it when he leaves and I have put everything back. *runsandhidesinacornerwhereAdLibcan’tfindher*

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Khirad
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I was here, but getting the color wheel of doom which made me miss the event, though I was here doin’ tunes the whole time. Too many videos on a page can be downright gooey.

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Kalima
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If you are talking about “the colour wheel of doom” you must be on a Mac right, it drives me potty.

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KarateKid
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I invited MonicaAngela to this site and she said she would stop by, Chernynkaya too. I hope they do come here; they are two of my favorites and have chafed at all the name calling which inhibits a deeper discussion.

It’s getting rarer and rarer that there is substantive discussions there; the trolls are increasing and making some really stupid statements. There are three types: the bloviators like drbillybob and Dave from Wisconsin, the outright provocateurs like Perfect Sense, and the crazy ones like Beejer.

I don’t consider Andrea Castillo, Ramirez or Flossy/GringoLingo to be trolls. I don’t have a problem with dissenters, and they don’t launch personal attacks. I sure don’t agree with them on anything, though.

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Pepe Lepew
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KK, but they *provoke* attacks, by saying provocative things, knowing full well that their bait will elicit a response, and they literally feed off that negativity. It’s all a game to make people angry and get people banned. I have seen both of them post some fairly odious stuff at times, not toward other posters, but odious nonetheless. AC in particular and Gringo are both good at this. Ramirez is just annoying. And Flossy is Gringo… (and maybe others)
The problem is people keep taking their bait..
… including me. 🙂

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escribacat
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Pepe, you are absolutely right. For example, I saw a post aimed at glomtt, a delightful person who supports Obama:

“glomtt, Obama lies. He’s afraid of insulting anyone so he won’t make any decisions. Thoughts?”

The insults were something along those lines (I can’t remember exactly what but they pissed me off for sure). This post is blatantly designed to piss her off and respond with “fuck you,” which is all it merits. (This post was from AC.)

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Pepe Lepew
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Yeah, she’s just toxic…
… anyone that enjoys literally reveling in that kind of negativity constantly has got something seriously wrong with them IMO…

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escribacat
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I agree. It’s sick. The shrinks need to come up with a new name for it. “Perpetual Troll Syndrome” or something. Some of those others really do seem like serious cases — spooky serious.

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BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

I do like that description, “PTS”!

The real spooky headcases I avoid, there was this new I see that is definately a HP staffer…shelly-some numbers at the end I can’t remember…what a pain, up there with acapo.

My new thing now when I’m there is to keep throwing their statements back at them with questions like, “Why do they feel that way” or “Please explain your stance”. Scared Flossy off with that today with his silly blanket statements about how we libby feminist don’t like Sarah P.’s new kind of feminisism.

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Pepe Lepew
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I have reason to believe “acapo” is also “Bluesmann” and “Henry Wolffe”

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Khirad
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I use the same method. I’m a fan of snark, but that’s all some of ’em have.

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escribacat
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“New kind of feminism.” What’s that? “Bitchy Cheerleader?” Gawd.

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KarateKid
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You’re not the only one, Pepe. But I’m getting better. I just hit reply, then push the space bar 3 – 4 times and a blank comment box shows up. More and more are doing this, sort of as a code so we don’t get baited into a banning. Sometimes I wonder if some of them aren’t planted there by HP themselves.

I pushed the flagged button a hundred times against TheLatestInHosiery and beej was banned yet again. I hated that avatar and was glad to get his foo foo kicked off.

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Pepe Lepew
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Man, what is it with the weird double posting? I swear that’s not me. Some glitch with this computer, I think.

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escribacat
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Hmm. Not seeing that.

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Pepe Lepew
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That’s because I’m editing it. The post above was double-posted.

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Pepe Lepew
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I’m better than I used to be. Three or four months ago, I would blow a gasket over AC, but I learned to ignore her.
What got me banned is that “Ron Paul Was Right” said something that was virtually word for word identical to what AC had said earlier in the day, and I pointed it out. She flipped out over it, accusing me of stalking her and saying she was writing an e-mail to the moderater. Then she offed her RPWR account immediately. Then the next day, I’m on time out.
It was worth it to watch her have a meltdown like that! 😀
What I got in trouble for, really, though was calling Gringo all kinds of foul stuff in French. Really,. really foul, involving broken broomsticks, etc.

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Khirad
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I so regret missing that. Melt-downs are great entertainment.

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escribacat
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That’s interesting. I was wondering how you figured that out in the first place. Wish I had seen that! Smug little twit. I guess they must have brought in someone who speaks French.

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Khirad
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Yes, the are good at baiting, I’ll give you that. Rami is only mildly annoying IMO. Shows up, gives the mod GOP line and tucks out anymore.

I don’t know if you know MrHands, but he supposedly nailed, aargh, what’s that Truther’s name? – as Brad by nailing his IP address – even told me the software to do it myself, if I were that savvy. Anyone done that with the Jekyll & Hyde of Flossy & Gringo?

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escribacat
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Khirad, I don’t get what you mean here. How did MrHands nail someone’s IP address?

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Khirad
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[I had a double post here]

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Khirad
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If I were savvy enough I’d tell you. They had an add-on for Firefox and some other tool that allowed you to see the IP addresses like the Mods can. I thought they were kidding, but they sounded pretty serious about it and gave me a bunch of links including a YouTube tutorial. Look it up if you’re interested. In fact I should look into it myself. Just don’t copy their address in public. That’s what this guy kept telling MrHands to do: prove it. Clearly, he was no newbie… god what is that twits name?! Always writes stuff like “WAKE UP and see the TRUTH!!!” and has a thumbs-up-ing av.

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Khirad
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Beej is insufferable.

Coyote has settled down a bit the past week, or maybe it’s just me.

Gringo Lingo is a troll akin to DrBillyBob Dave from Hartfor/whatever, I agree on the rest though, their possible socks aside.

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KarateKid
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Hey, Khirad, how’s it going?

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Khirad
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Not bad KK!

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escribacat
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But sometimes they create sox that they use to post from their “more vile” selves, like AC was posting as RonPaulWasRight — extremely nasty stuff against pro-choice women. The kind of stuff spewed by protesters outside of clinics. I used to think AC was all right but not any more.

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KarateKid
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Are you sure that was AC?

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KQµårk 死神
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AC’s only position on the Sotomayor nomination was making fun of the Justice’s looks.

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KarateKid
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Evening, KQ. How are you?

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escribacat
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Pepe apparently has other evidence, but what confirmed it for me was that she fanned the PPOV facebook page with a picture of herself with John Stossel. The avatar for RPWR was John Stossel. Who the hell gives a shit about John Stossel?

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Pepe Lepew
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Plus, she was also talking about how she was playing volleyball with John Stossel … and she lists on her FB page one of her political heroes is Ron Paul!

Is this person for real!?

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escribacat
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KarateKid
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Wow. I went to her Facebook page once, but I usually don’t dig as deeply as you guys.

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Pepe Lepew
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Well, she’s a “fan” of the PPOV Facebook page. You don’t have to dig hard!

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escribacat
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I saw it because she fanned the PPOV facebook page.

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Pepe Lepew
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Positive! Zero doubt!

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bito
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G’Night all

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KarateKid
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Why am I getting a “you already said that message?”

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Khirad
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Don’t wish two people Goodnight in a row, either.

BTW, my submit button takes forever to process the comment. Is that just me?

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KevenSeven
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Twitchy finger.

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KarateKid
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Who is Rob S that you all are referring to? For the life of me, I cannot understand how I get away with all the foul language I use but others get banned for far less. Pepe, did you get an email suspending you? I don’t get it….I saw the French stuff, pretty funny, but nothing like I write sometimes.

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Pepe Lepew
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Yes, I got an e-mail. Rob S. is a moderator.

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Corgi Lover
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Do we have any proof that “Rob S” is a singular person? Or is this a generic “personalization” of whoever has the moderation power at any given time? Since there is no return e-mail, or so I believe I’ve been told, they could just be faking us all out.

But I’m continually pissed about the unfair and idiotic manner of their “moderation”. Troll shit that is as flagrantly abuse of people, our country, and the President gets left up and no one does anything about it, but then one of us post something fairly benign and it’s raptured and, in some cases, so are we. This is what has driven me away from any meaningful discussion there, it isn’t worth the effort. Besides, you can’t discuss with a troll. It never happens.

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HITO
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But here’s my favorite:

Hello:
As far as I can tell–neither one of you is staff. I have no idea if either of you actually posted the others’ password or anything else. I have no idea what started your fight, and I don’t care. The next time I notice either of your accounts acting out, I will, at the very least, suspend your accounts.
Let’s play nice, shall we?
—————————————–
This was sent to naga and I.

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Corgi Lover
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I’ve noticed lately that the little “in-group” when they start talking about socks always ends up saying “LadyNaga, you know so much about these things, who is this or that?” It’s as if they acknowledge something is up but refuse to see any further.

And the sheep shall be led to slaughter…

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BigDogMom
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So, with that statement they are admitting that they do have staff posting, very interesting to say the least.

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escribacat
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Hah. Good point. I didn’t piece that together… how would someone get someone else’s password?

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escribacat
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I rarely make any effort any more to write thoughtful posts. Those just seem more likely to get scrubbed (more words?). I still think the “mods” are a bunch of interns getting drunk and messing with people’s heads.

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Corgi Lover
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I’m convinced that from the time you click on reply, a timer starts, and the longer it goes, the less likely your comment will be of surviving. It’s as if they don’t want any well conceived comments being provided.

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HITO
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HITO

Here’s a little ditty.

Hello:

I’ve recently seen a comment from you instructing others on avoiding our word filters.

Would you be surprised to learn that both trying to avoid the word filter and telling others how to do so might be defeating our purpose in implementing such things? Further, would it surprise you to know that we don’t consider either trying to fool it yourself or telling others how to do so to be acceptable behavior?

We don’t.

I’ve noted your account & I’m letting you know right now you need to not repeat this behavior.

Thank You,

Rob S.

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escribacat
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Another thing is, EVERYONE does what they can to avoid the word filter.

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Kalima
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Quite a nasty peace of work isn’t he?

Has a few delusions of grandeur, this one on one style with the members and moderators was not in practice when I left in April this year.

I think we should start a collection to buy a six months supply of ExLax to see if he can’t be cured of what is ailing him.

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BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

Hey Kalima, how are you feeling? Hope better, my Dad had and older sister have RA, so far so good for me…just have a thyroid condition, which my doctor tells me is hereditary and connected to my family’s RA.

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Kalima
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I’m so very sorry to hear that, I think that my friend stopped taking her medication for many years, she has no insurance, had to stop working as she has chronic asthma too with a few attacks every week, so couldn’t afford to continue her treatment. Makes me mad as hell and I have a few American friends in the same boat.

Stress is bad for what I have too, I try to avoid it whenever I can. Take care.

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BigDogMom
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I was diagnosed two years ago with Hashimoto’s disease, so far I’m not on any thyroid meds yet.

Seems to flair up when I’m stressed out, have had only three attacks since being diagosed. Meditation and a lot of walking on the beach with big dogs help.

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Kalima
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Hello BDM, I’ll be feeling better after my next trip to aspirate again I hope, my appointment is for Tuesday and I’ve asked for a steroid injection this time.

I have a friend who has suffered with Hashimoto’s disease since childhood, her medication makes her feel very bad at times. I hope that yours is somewhat under control. My RA is hereditary too on my mother’s side, I don’t hold it against them. 🙂

Thank you for asking.

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BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

Wow, that seems a little more personalized than the generic time out e-mail…

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Corgi Lover
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Hi HITO: That is precious. Whoever received it. I’ll have to set up a sacrifice account from a remote location sometime and send in a feedback on such things, not in specific, but a general rant. And I’ll give them a “good” e-mail. I feel sad that they force people into such behavior by their acts and then complain because we react to it.

Bunch of fucking morons. I’m thinking that some internet publisher’s father was a colaborator in Greece. She sure acts like she has the genes.

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BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

Hey Mr. Monk, how are you, has DevastationManor imploded? Don’t see it on “My Fans” any more.

Checked today, I seem to have accumulated a lot of unknowns lately, have no idea who they are, can’t keep up anymore!

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Corgi Lover
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BDM: I currently have over 3 in active service, but am no longer making them aware to other people, with a few exceptions. And not in public forums. DM is my primary known one, and most people over there know I’m Felonious Monk with that one.

I can very writing styles, but often chose not to.

It’s just a game. As I put it here this afternoon, it’s now just an internet paintball camp over there.

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escribacat
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I still see DevastationManor on my list. I think they have bugs in their software. The numbers go up and down inexplicably.

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BigDogMom
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BigDogMom

I just can’t keep up with everyone’s new socks. I need to be slapped in the face with a “Don’t you know me” before I figure them out, LOL!

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Corgi Lover
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No, it was working a little while ago. Don’t know what happened. Although I did push a few things today.

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HITO
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HITO

As nasty as it was, it was nicer than the one below.

Especially since I emailed him about the situation.

Good night kids.

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escribacat
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He sounds just a wee bit hostile.

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KevenSeven
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He is the asshole who decided to banish KevenSeven.

He is a smug little asshole.

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KevenSeven
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Did I mention that he is an asshole? Because he is an asshole.

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Khirad
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That was funny.

I don’t doubt it, but I have yet to have an encounter with the infamous arbiter of arbitrary injustice – though I’ve engaged in some heated exchanges – fingers crossed.

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KarateKid
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Did he send you an email?

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KevenSeven
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Oh, yeah. He warned me to take him seriously.

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