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Thu Mar 29, 2018, 01:49 PM

Rumor: Are Mega-Billionaires Skinner and EarlG Manipulating DU Users With Russian Propaganda?

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Ah, no. Nope. Not.

A few Russian or Koch-sponsored Democratic Underground users may be occasionally trying to do just that, but this community is pretty goddamned generally immune to bullshit. Usually you get to the Absolute Truth somewhere halfway down the thread, and if it's coming from babylonsister, kpete, H2OMan, hatrack, JudiLynn or any of the other dozens to hundreds of Seriously Cool DUers you can probably take the OP to the bank.

And that is why I live here, and happily pay for the privilege of my star.

I don't really think Skinner or EarlG or Elad are billionaires. But I do think they'd make good billionaires. The very best of billionaires.

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Reply Rumor: Are Mega-Billionaires Skinner and EarlG Manipulating DU Users With Russian Propaganda? (Original post)
byronius Mar 2018 OP
FSogol Mar 2018 #1
GaryCnf Mar 2018 #2
niyad Mar 2018 #3
Stuart G Mar 2018 #4
edbermac Mar 2018 #5
CabalPowered Mar 2018 #6
lagomorph777 Mar 2018 #9
MrScorpio Mar 2018 #7
IronLionZion Mar 2018 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2018 #10
byronius Mar 2018 #15
PatrickforO Mar 2018 #11
byronius Mar 2018 #16
Floyd R. Turbo Mar 2018 #12
lpbk2713 Mar 2018 #13
raven mad Mar 2018 #21
Hekate Mar 2018 #24
erronis Mar 2018 #14
byronius Mar 2018 #17
Hekate Mar 2018 #25
CTyankee Mar 2018 #18
monmouth4 Mar 2018 #19
raven mad Mar 2018 #20
Honeycombe8 Mar 2018 #22
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2018 #23

Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 01:55 PM

1. Bigly!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 01:58 PM

2. I am confident

 

That you are 100% correct.

However, on the off chance that you are incorrect, might I just float the idea that manipulation is best achieved through bribery etc. (in the best Russian bank tradition) . . . Just kidding admins, you three are the tops.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 02:05 PM

3. shhhhhh. we TOLD you that you were not supposed to TELL!!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 02:05 PM

4. Agreed, the three would make outstanding billionaires.

What else can one say????

k and r..

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 02:14 PM

5. Нет!

Моё судно на воздушной подушке полно угрей.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 02:18 PM

6. Don't be so sure

Dig deep enough and you'll find the Skinner has been to Russia. IIRC, it was during the Soviet Union.

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Response to CabalPowered (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:30 PM

9. He doesn't look old enough to have visited the Soviet Union.

and I mean that as a compliment.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 02:19 PM

7. Whatever you say, but you better not bring Project Scorpio into this...

Because Project Scorpio does not exist.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181062744

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 02:27 PM

8. Soros checks are so numerous they are killing trees, sign up for electronic deposit

Soros sends me Amazon gift cards since Trump hates Amazon. Also available are Costco, Starbucks, Whole Foods, or any place conservatives don't like. It can even go directly to your favorite charity, because that's really a sign of pure socialist evil.

More billionaires should share their wealth with ordinary people!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:32 PM

10. Hmm, they dress like ordinary billionaires.


I'd add a shout-out on your list to include MelissaB who has been tirelessly bringing important coverage from the Trump-Russia-Obstruction catastrophe, coverage that has at times been obscure and little noticed.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:49 PM

15. You are absolutely correct.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:42 PM

11. That's them? Really?

Somehow I thought they were older.

Hi, guys! I like DU as well. Thanks for keeping it going!

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:52 PM

16. That picture's a little bit dated.

It's early DU. Pre-Skinner-kids early.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:45 PM

12. There is no doubt that they are in bed with the Ruskies as well as big pharma! Why else would I

be inundated with emails about “Hot Russian Women” wanting to meet me and ED meds?

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:48 PM

13. I'm kinda worried.




A small drone flew over my head the other day. It had a GrovelBot insignia on it.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:09 PM

21. .....DUZY!!!!!

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 02:58 AM

24. GrovelBot, where have you been?

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 04:48 PM

14. I shouldn't inject newbie's opinion into this - but can't DU itself be influenced by trolls?

While all those handsome gents (and I used to be one back in the 70's) are probably completely above reproach, I worry more about very subtle messaging that can "nudge" conversations into dark alleys.

I also worry about my anonymity since like any other online presence, DU can be hacked and information/sentiments retrieved.

After a rough patch supporting Bernie and getting hand-slapped a few times, I find this a good new source and a good outlet for my dribblings.

Thanks!

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Response to erronis (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 05:00 PM

17. Everyone's gotten a lot smarter about that stuff since the DU Takedown.

I'd trust these three guys more than I'd trust any of the larger social media crackdealers.

Yes, I'm still enraged by the Russian attack on Democratic Underground.

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Response to byronius (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 03:01 AM

25. This

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 06:09 PM

18. I know Skinner is a Yalie and I occasionally email him with info about Yale football (I live in New

Haven and we're big fans). I trust that he and his other founders of DU are smart enough to figure out how to handle this threat...

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 07:20 PM

19. Well, Elad and Vlad...I dunno...n/t

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:04 PM

20. WAIT! WHAT???


You really didn't know, despite the borscht and all?

Best secret agents ever!😎 They had me believing I could see Russia from my house.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 08:11 PM

22. I've seen a few attempts.

Haven't we all? They are getting better at concealing themselves. Not so antagonistic. Generally, they don't respond to a real response that intimates his post is "odd" for the subject matter, esp for a newbie.

They are not genuine Democrats that I or others disagree with. I've been doing this long enough that I can tell the difference, I think. But then if I can't tell the difference, I wouldn't know it, would I? Hmmm. Except for one thing: If a poster has been around here for years, that pretty much settles things, don't you think?

But there have been a few that seemed to be (or clearly were) newbies trying to sew discord or whatever. Some of those posts were removed quickly, so I wasn't the only one noticing them.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Fri Mar 30, 2018, 02:41 AM

23. I still think we should have a DU fundraiser to get Elad some new shirts!

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