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Dick's Posts Deeper than Expected Losses Weeks After Taking Anti-Gun Stance


Shoulda seen this coming......

RIP Stephen Hawking

Reporter Who Investigated Russian Troll Farm: Maybe This Isnt Such A Big Deal

Just as I've always thought. I keep seeing this board being spammed with hair pulling, freak out stories about Russian trolls who've "swayed" the election. And I've asked for some sort of proof of this, knowing full well no proof will be forthcoming: because there is none.

"“It’s my personal belief that it isn’t all that effective,” Chen said. He continued, “You know it’s essentially a social media marketing campaign with 90 people, a couple million dollars, a few million dollars behind it, run by people who have a bare grasp of the English language and not a full grasp of who they’re targeting, what they’re targeting.

“If you think about that in terms of just a normal marketing campaign, that’s not going to be a very good bang for your buck.”

Chen went on to say that what did seem effective was the amount of paranoia generated by the idea that Russian trolls could be controlling social media.

“I think that the paranoia aspect, right, the idea that there is this kind of all-powerful, or immense propaganda machine that’s going on and that anybody who is tweeting something that’s you don’t like or who is kind of causing trouble on the internet can be chalked up to Russia,” Chen said.

“That is a very powerful thing that is going on and is really increasing now in the wake of these indictments in kind of a worrying way,” he continued, adding, “There’s not a lot of people saying ‘let’s hold back, maybe it’s not that big of a deal.'”

Keep in mind, the total expenditure from both parties (campaigns, SuperPACs, etc) in 2016 was well over $2 billion dollars. And that doesn’t include the value of all the thousands of hours of free media both candidates got from cable and major networks. So it’s not that the Russian troll effort had no impact (and I certainly don’t believe they should be given a pass), but let’s keep things in perspective. The Russian effort was real but it was a drop in the bucket relative to the scope of the entire campaign."


What's up with "Alerts?"

I'm still fairly new here but, whats the point of the alerts? Is it just trolling? Being a pest? Red Team vs Blue Team?

I don't really get it. Either you're into free and open discussion; or you're not.

BREAKING! New Dept of Justice Memo released

Posted by Steelydamned | Fri Feb 9, 2018, 01:32 PM (5 replies)

The Search for Jackie Wallace

Posted by Steelydamned | Fri Feb 9, 2018, 11:14 AM (2 replies)

Pelosi Praised Obama's $40 payroll tax cut during his first term


Money Quote: “160 million Americans will continue to receive their payroll tax cut — nearly $40 per paycheck in the pockets of the average family. I salute the work of the unified House Democratic caucus on behalf of the American people,” Pelosi said of the tax cut in a 2011 statement.

My office is a buzz with the new withholding rates as our first checks are tomorrow and NO ONE is disappointed.

Additionally, I also read that the new Democrat mantra is to "repeal and replace" the tax cuts.

Good Luck with that.

Posted by Steelydamned | Thu Feb 1, 2018, 02:31 PM (4 replies)
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