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"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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The article is dated-2011. It is odd they accuse republicans of doing exactly what they did.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/paid-trolls-paid-trolls/

"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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I feel left out TBR isn't on the list.... 8888crybaby

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« Last Edit: January 26, 2014, 12:07:31 PM by EC »
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I see this kind of stuff all the time and unfortunately, our side has lost most of its filter and just believes anything posted as long as they think it is coming from a right leaning source.

Another way trolls do this is to join a page, then block all the administrators or moderators. They then can post what they want without the admins seeing it.

If you run a facebook page, I suggest creating a second or third sock puppet account that isn't set up as an admin to watch the page. It is also going to take us being diligent and watching out for and calling out those who post crap.  Debunk BS as soon as you see it. Phony Obama BC stories, conspiracy theories (the 'crisis actor' one seems to have picked up steam again).

It isn't just Facebook, forums get these a lot, especially the bigger ones (I sometimes think these types outnumber real Conservatives on FR).

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Only run pages for my books. I am sole admin and it will stay that way. There is one person who has the password in case of death, incapacity or whatever, but I would literally trust them with my life.

Far safer.

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This is nothing new.  They do this all over the place.  Heck, Soros funds groups dedicated to trolling news websites to post liberal comments and attack conservatives.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

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I feel left out TBR isn't on the list.... 8888crybaby

It's a lot easier to troll Bookface and news sites than it is forums, except for the massive ones like IMDB which are around 75% trolls just because of the massive size and impossibility to manage.

A liberal troll here would get squashed in minutes so they're not going to waste the effort.  They like to go for the easy disruption.
"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange, even to the men who used them."  H. G. Wells, The World Set Free, 1914

"The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections." -Lord Acton

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I know - personally - nearly a dozen trolls who work TOS. They don't get paid, just do it for the laughs. Some have been at it for years.
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I know - personally - nearly a dozen trolls who work TOS. They don't get paid, just do it for the laughs. Some have been at it for years.

Many trolls aren't doing it for political gain but for s***s and giggles. Something Awful and 4Chan are known for this. One particularly nasty site is LandoverBaptist.net which is an atheist site posing as a religious site that leads a lot of trolling on Facebook and forums (even this one, case in point one came over recently).  They have thousands of active members who troll for fun. They also have a lot of sites on Facebook for trolling (Christians against Slipnot, Christians against Masturbation, etc). I am shocked how many don't have enough of a filter to realize they are trolls or fake sites.

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I see this kind of stuff all the time and unfortunately, our side has lost most of its filter and just believes anything posted as long as they think it is coming from a right leaning source.

Another way trolls do this is to join a page, then block all the administrators or moderators. They then can post what they want without the admins seeing it.

If you run a facebook page, I suggest creating a second or third sock puppet account that isn't set up as an admin to watch the page. It is also going to take us being diligent and watching out for and calling out those who post crap.  Debunk BS as soon as you see it. Phony Obama BC stories, conspiracy theories (the 'crisis actor' one seems to have picked up steam again).

It isn't just Facebook, forums get these a lot, especially the bigger ones (I sometimes think these types outnumber real Conservatives on FR).

Yep.  There was a leftist bragging about trolling free republic article out.  The trolls were seriously loling at their success. Many leftists  fessed up to being FR trolls during the primaries. They posted the- Sarah or no one- posts in worship so sickening that is made you sick to read it. lol  Citing Sarah Palin's Sun Tsu strategy lol.  I had not read over there at FR for years. I did the other day and there is a Newt/Palin or no one theme- already starting.

Too bad non leftists aren't as devious. It would be easy to troll democrats because there is no way Hillary won't be challenged. So they will split on Hillary or Byah or that other woman. Bluedog dems won't go for Hillary. Even progressives are not that thrilled with pantsuits lol.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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To stick with TOS for a second - it's bigger and a more juicy target - you can usually spot the trolls. They are the ones who go "just a little bit too far" in their comments. Most of the time they are pushing for a reaction. Sometimes they are attempting to push the narrative in the direction they want.

You are right about the filters. Been caught (a lot, to my shame) but there should be more of what you (and Myst, Repub, Happy and Rap) try to do here - to keep it calm, debunk spurious claims, encourage investigation of posts.

Trolls can't stay consistent for long.
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« Last Edit: January 26, 2014, 02:21:26 PM by Gazoo »
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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 :tongue2:

I prefer to think of myself more as an Aristocrat in hiding  :laugh:
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:tongue2:

I prefer to think of myself more as an Aristocrat in hiding  :laugh:

You don't seem like the type of guy that would like the gun ban in the UK. So I guess you are Prince Williams Uncle or something and have special privileges. lol
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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I am all in favor of gun bans. I know my neighbors and would trust them with a pop gun about as far as I could throw them.

Just not for me.

I obey the law. I have no gun license and no registered guns.
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P.S.-Re: Newt as POTUS regarding my last post. He is making good money on CNN. Folks don't want a dried out Washington insider. I want someone that will stop both parties from voting in their payraises and making government bigger.

TERM LIMITS and they all need to retire NOW!
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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I'd like to see new blood. As conservative as possible - that's a bit of a crapshoot - but with fire in their bellies. the GOP is the party of "old white guys" So why not change gears? You seriously telling me there are not passionate young conservatives out there? White, Black, Hispanic, Korean? The electoral pool of candidates is really only two inches deep?
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I think Ben Carson will run if he sees it go the same as the last few times. Him with Kelly Ayotte and or Rand Paul or Cruz..

If we must go the Washington DC insider it's THEIR TURN route Rudy or Condi Rice. Condi's speech was brilliant.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Rudy, please. He has a solid record to point to. A few screw ups, sure, but he was running one of the biggest cities there is. Knows how to put a solid team together and work with them, rather than ignore them. Knows how to - *whispers* - cut deals across the aisle to get things done.

Condi - not so much. She has the advantage of being a woman, hyper intelligent and very talented, but her time at state was not stellar.

Ben Carson - I respect the hell out of him (what is NOT to respect!), but I'd prefer he had a term as Governor first. I'd like to see him show his chops in an executive role before giving him THE executive role. Then again, I think all Presidential candidates should be confined to Governors or ex Governors!

Ted Cruz has a small problem. He simply was not born American. Think the birthers have had fun with Obama? Wait til the Dems and their media lapdogs jump on that bone.

Rand Paul - I can get behind him. Then again, he's more Libertarian leaning, which is my comfort zone. Cons for him are one, but large - his father.

I know nothing at all about Ms. Ayotte - fill me in?

Nikki Haley might be a good choice. Solid record, good growth in her state, very much minimal government sort of person.

I'd LOVE Rick Perry, but the 2012 swing and miss might be simply too hard to overcome, despite his immense accomplishments.
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In doing a quick research of the Obama SOTU article I just posted. I found a sight that has a perfect example of trolls.

See if you can pick out the trolls. It is one thing to be a leftist but it is another to troll a mostly conservative states political forum.

http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/47914895/Obama-to-announce-he-is-a-Marxist-at-state-of-the-union.aspx
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?


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