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  •  A lot of people (2+ / 0-)
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    here have reading comprehension problems.

    A poster can post a perfectly innocent comment and get accused of conspiracy theory [some people here apparently believe that if someone talks about people working in concert to achieve something, which is regular human activity, it is somehow an unbelievable 'conspiracy.']

    Or they get accused of racism--I was accused of calling BO a 'boy' by some hyper-BO person who jumped to some conclusion based on God-knows-what.  Even other posters questioned this hyper-BO persons 'conclusion' about my comment.  And people get offended when I use BO for Obama, although I've always used initials for commonly referenced people or regs or places [HRC, BC, JE, etc].

    And one highly regarded diarist, Booman, repeatedly name-called me [stupid] in a diary.  I emailed Meteor Blades [who I thot was still a moderater] who told me to email Kos who did nothing.  And I was hide-rated numerous times for daring to express an opposing opinion.

    So, these people are gonna hide-rate and name call if anyone dares to disagree with them.

    Rather than banning people, KOS might consider removing the hide-rating capabilities of the people who hide rate in packs.

    The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

    by dfarrah on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 08:56:09 AM PST

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    •  couldn't agree with you more (3+ / 0-)
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      A lot of people (2+ / 0-)
      here have reading comprehension problems.
      Sometimes its just a losing game to try to explain what you really mean to say; its like they are closing their ears and shouting you down, "I know what you are meaning and I will HR you for my projection of my ideas on you."

      Pitiful.

      It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. ~~Joseph Stalin

      by SeaTurtle on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 09:57:50 AM PST

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      •  I hate that (1+ / 0-)
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        dfarrah

        not been 'hidden" but people reply to you sometimes like are being THE EVIL ONE in a black and white way when you dare to bring up a nuance in the way some controversial issue is being looked at.

        I tend to try to see issues from all viewpoints to test myself trying to be rational not judgemental. So when someone makes a conclussion from the behavior of a group/people I tend to try to figure out if that is the only conclussion possible or it could be other things. I might bring up other possiblities.

        Often someone takes offense no matter HOW "nice" about it I am...giving lip service first to "I like Obama

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