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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 04:37 PM

What is with the hesitation of saying a tweeter or poster could be a KGB bot?

Or what is with the hesitation some have of calling Putin a murderous dictator?

Or what is with the hesitation of ASSUMING if someone comes to this board to attack Democrats they do NOT support Democrats? And by default support republicans?

Or if not a bot, how about a KGB or if you must, FSB operative?

I run into this all over the internet where I interact with other democrats or liberals and I dont understand it.


I know for me the old "sees a commie under his bed" was the knock we would make against rightwingers who USED to be anti KGB and Russia even though communism isnt the point. So it is hard for me, trust me, to call out spies, bots, etc., as if they are here and there and so on, but they ARE.

We now KNOW that!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 04:39 PM

1. I'm fairly cautious because it's easy to misinterpret one post (sometimes).

But if it's blatant, I am not afraid to dive right in.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 04:41 PM

2. I see it on youtube chat all the time too, and well meaning liberals, moderators even of the chat

dont get it, they just dont get it.

They will sit there and entertain comments like "well it really is the USA fault for Russia acting this way, WE are the ones who kept the cold war alive, not them!"



It pisses me off that people dont understand we have been ATTACKED by our enemy and the WH is helping them attack us and they have agents here, hundreds of them, on the ground and they use bots, thousands of them, etc.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 04:43 PM

3. I don't know what it'll take to wake people up.

Maybe if/when Mueller finally drops the big bomb, some people will see the light.

He'd better hurry - time is running out.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 04:45 PM

4. Liberals by their nature are trusting, believe there is decency in everyone.

We have to stop doing that for a little while, because it is working against us.

We can start it up again after the Nazi's are out of power, but until then, I suspect everyone.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 04:45 PM

5. Yep, it's a hard habit to break.

But easier with each passing day.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 04:47 PM

6. I try to be nice, when I'm not sure, I try to weed them out, some are just not savy enough

to take the hint..so - although hesitant, as in the latest case - well, I'll just say this, wish it was as easy to remove rethugs from office.....

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 04:52 PM

7. It doesn't usually progress the discussion to ascribe motives to the other person

but when it's blatant it should be called out.

I'll usually wait for a few posts though. Some people are just ignorant or misinformed and if you can actually help them, it's better than jumping to "You're a troll!" which is against the ToS anyway.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 04:54 PM

8. My father, a wise man, used to say that the faults that most annoy us in

 

others are those we have ourselves.

That either applies or does not apply here.

But it sure is true.

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 04:56 PM

9. So are you implying something about me?

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 05:28 PM

11. And you definitely illustrate that with your posts. (nt)

 

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 07:41 PM

13. Looks like that was indeed d an insult to me

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 05:04 PM

10. I don't know about the rest of the internet

But it seems to me bots are rare on DU. Too easy to spot. We watched all the JPR idiots carry their water too long

As for the rest of the internet, who knows why the hesitation? Maybe Putin knows folks are on to him and they are being less obvious?

Best be wise though, I reckon they are retooling for 2018. Putin is way ahead of this new world war

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 05:41 PM

12. Because disagreeing with you isn't actually proof of being KGB

 

If all you have are insults and name calling instead of an actual argument, that's pretty sad. Just because something could be true doesn't mean it is.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Feb 2, 2018, 09:14 PM

14. If you look at a suspicious twitter account

and find that the Trump cheerleading goes back only a little ways before the posts are in Russian and full of pics of young men riding bikes in Red Square, you might just have found a bot. I did just that.

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