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Should the NSA stuffs result in empanneling a commission like Church or Pike?

This poll is all about SHOULD it happen.

The question is should a Commission be empaneled?

I have another poll asking the will question.

Who do you think Should head such a commission? (Not will, that's for the other thread.)

Please kick so we get a decent sample

Will the NSA stuffs result in empanneling a commission like Church or Pike?

This poll is all about WILL it happen.

The question is will a Commission be empaneled?

I have another poll asking the should question.

Who do you think will head such a commission? (not should, that's for the other thread.

Please kick for a good sample.

So this is proof that the government can order crimes to be committed with impunity

How is it that "The CIA made me do it" gets dropped?

WTF? Ok if you want it that way then the fact remains crimes were committed and someone should be held responsible for them. Where is the prosecution against the person who ordered this shit?

When is a brick not a brick? When you need outrage I guess.

Today is when last Saturday's brick turned out to be a bottle of coke.

But the guy who threw it is being held on felony charges without bond according to this local report. It's not in the text, but reported in the clip.

[div class='excerpt']UPDATE: Authorities in Washington are now saying an Occupy D.C. protestor threw a liquid-filled soda bottle, not a brick, at a U.S. Park Police officer over the weekend.

Court documents available Monday say the demonstrator, Jeremiah Desausa, threw the Coke bottle Saturday. Authorities say he resisted arrest and was subdued with a Taser. He later said he hadn't intended to hit anyone.

I'm not saying that a bottle of coke is better than a brick, but there is a big difference between the two objects. If you're the cops, why do you let the reports of a thrown brick not be corrected?
Posted by hootinholler | Mon Feb 6, 2012, 10:39 PM (2 replies)

Wouldn't it be nice if we had a virtual cross post feature?

Say you post something in a group that is also of interest in other groups or in GD. A virtual cross post to other groups or forums would keep the thread in the posted to group, but its headline would appear in the virtual cross post group or forum as well. When you click one of those cross posted it just takes you to the post in the group.

Seemed like something like that would be fairly easy to do and have a great mixing effect on the community. By that I mean we would all see more of us.
Posted by hootinholler | Wed Feb 1, 2012, 06:14 PM (3 replies)

An alert from which I discover I am more conservative than some.

Perhaps I wasn't clear that my objection was a lack of warning. Perhaps I simply don't understand our new community standards.

I was surprised this went 0-6 to leave it up.

The thread which is currently on the front page in all its peniliscious glory: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10179263

[div class='excerpt']The results:

At Sun Jan 29, 2012, 11:02 AM you sent an alert on the following post:


This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)


The molded penis being licked without warning is a bit over the top. This is on the front page as well. I like Bill, but this is not apropos here.


A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Sun Jan 29, 2012, 11:26 AM, and voted 0-6 to LEAVE IT ALONE.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: This is an adult discussion forum. This photo was in the news and is topical. Porn and depiction of the sex act would be prohibited but this is an unusual cake that a prominent political comedian commented on. I think this should be left alone. DU needs standards but not at the risk of turning DU into a totally censored forum.
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: I see nothing in this post that requires hiding. -MineralMan
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Bill didn't say anything insulting about MRC. Ms. Cyrus allowed herself to be photographed with the cake, highly likely with full knowledge of what can be done with photographs in today's social media software environment.

DU is an adult environment; if there are non-adults here, they should be monitored and supervised by those who CHOOSE to allow that and responsibly take part in what these minors are doing. That is NOT our/DU's responsibility.

Appropriate adult interaction with any minor who happened to encounter the picture of Ms. Cyrus with her penis cake (here or ELSEWHERE) *CAN* apply that experience as a learning opportunity to the benefit of the minor. That picture is probably everywhere, so kids WILL see it anyway. Pretending that this sort of thing does not happen is NOT good for anyone, especially young people.
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: I don't agree with the alert and feel that the post should stay un-edited.
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: This is a attempt to censor someone ourside DU and to try to censor language on DU. NO NO NO.

It really makes me wonder when these images are apropos? When a simple link to a political cartoon, not the cartoon itself, but just a link to it, which featured a rather well endowed Washington was hidden in minutes and this hide was so emphatically supported by one of these jurors, I have to wonder where the bounds are?

Really my complaint was there was no warning and I don't think I communicated that especially well, but this is just confusing.

Some may have noticed that ProSense and I don't always see eye to eye, but...

She started a thread that I think actually does need more attention. Because it is a great summary of a positive impact some of the organization in the executive branch is having. It was the first I've heard this aspect reported and was pleasantly surprised.

If you agree with me you know what to do to it. So go do, that voodoo, that you do, so well.

We need a new path to survive a new paradigm.

It doesn't embed but this Ted talk video is 20 minutes well spent. In fact, I will be spending another 40 minutes with it at some point because it is so informationally dense.

For those who hate blind links, it is a discussion by Paddy Ashdown about the alignments of global power. It contains many observations, some obvious and many not so obvious, at least to me. It is impossible for me to do it justice in a few paragraphs.

It also provides some framework within which the global frustrations with the elite can be viewed.

I would love to hear your opinions about this talk and possibly some ideas of how we can move into the new era more safely.

I have been assimilated! I am now the BORG! Prepare to be assimilated!

I am now one with the hive mind Barack Obama Retaliation Group!

You too will be assimilated through condescension and my shining wit! Resistance is futile!

Be Warned! Assimilate or I will mock you into submission!

You are not intelligent enough to understand 3 dimensional chess! FOOL! CONFORM! You will assimilate!

Our majestic paragon of liberaldom has done everything promised! There. is. a. LIST!

It is not my fault your brain is too puny to understand! That is what makes you Hysterical!


Feel the Goodness and light!

Formatting tags still work?

The tags with the square brackets, like for link: and the div one for excerpts.

I tried to linkify some text in a post and it didn't work.
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