Yes this ad trying to destroy the democratic process was actually linked on a so called progressive website. I could be wrong but I doubt even people who want to kill the bill out of principle on the left don’t want to block the democratic process. I really don’t know what to say but this is way too over the top.

Please keep this in Speakers Corner.

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Chernynkaya
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KQ those ads are not even the worst I’ve seen at Huff Ho’. I think I mentioned once that I was reading a story there about the banksters– and it made special mention of the terrible credit card practices of Bank of America. As I was reading that, a pop-up from B of A appeared, offering me a credit card!!!

I think Adlib probably explained it. Those are Google ads and I am privileged to be part of a site that refuses to run those.

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Khirad
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People have been mentioning the ads as of late over there, and someone said that it was strange that they went against HuffPosts politics.

I said, how do you know they go against what Arianna might be turning it into?

Maybe she doesn’t have any ideology, but just hates whatever president is in office at the time?

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escribacat
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I’ve seen a lot of those comments lately — which is good. I often post that it’s a mistake to consider it a progressive site — it’s a commercial site.

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Blues Tiger
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Blues Tiger

Just post the link to the pov image…

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nellie
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This looks like one of those Google Ads. HP runs a lot of those — they’re randomly generated, but they tend to be right wing propaganda. I remember during the general election, there were a lot of Google Ads on HP supporting John McCain.

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AdLib
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We killed the possibility of using Google AdSense for The Planet in the test phase.

One of the first ads that came up here was promoting Newt Gingrich’s book. I canceled it immediately (which is why we’re dependent on the kindness of our members for helping us cover expenses).

It’s an all or nothing thing, if you go with Google AdSense for ad revenue, you have to accept promoting horrible right wing ads.

For us here at The Planet, that was not acceptable.

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javaz
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And the Planet deserves another contribution for making that decision to keep our eyes from seeing such horrors!

That could be your next donor drive instead of holding a precious kitten hostage, show us examples of right wing horror ads!
You’ve saved us already from seeing ads for “Going Rogue”!

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Kalima
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Hey K, I’ll reserve judgement until I can see what I’m looking at when the PlanetPOV gremlins have been caught and arrested for being D&D. 🙂

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Chernynkaya
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Me too, Kalima– I see nothing yet, but it seems Nellie can. ❗

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Kalima
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Maybe K can add a link for the short sighted? 🙂

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Chernynkaya
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Looks like our Planet is acting up again: No images appear for Time Out/OT or for KQuark’s new post “A New Low for Huffy.” Also, the Help and other buttons are gone. Is Adlib still working behind door number 1?

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Kalima
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Yes he is and we ask for everyone’s patience please while we get a few glitches sorted out. Thanks everyone. 🙂

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SueInCa
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Hey, tell him to bring back the Edit post. I make so many mistakes, that I just love that feature

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Kalima
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Sue, you have an edit button under each comment. I just used mine so it’s still working. If your’s isn’t, clear your Cache and restart your computer, that should fix it.

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Chernynkaya
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Thanks, Kalima.

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boomer1949
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No, behind the curtain as the Great Wizard of Oz!

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Chernynkaya
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Hey! I got this message when I tried to watch:

Watch it on YouTube. No fair, google!

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boomer1949
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I copied and pasted straight from YT, but didn’t try to watch it after I dropped it in here. Sorry, but it does work when you go to the YT link.

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Chernynkaya
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Boomer, I think it has something to do with Adlib’s working on the site. But I did go to YouTube, even though I could tell what the vid was, just because it made me happy!

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