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Politics And The Markets 4/03/21

Apr. 03, 2021 12:00 AM ET288 Comments
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This is the go-to destination for political comments on Seeking Alpha.These comments are not regulated with the same rigor as the rest of the site, and this is an 'enter at your own risk' area as discussion can get very heated. If you can't stand the heat...you know what they say...The one guideline we do still require strict adherence to is refraining from personal attacks on fellow commenters. Regardless of which side of the political divide you find yourself, please be courteous and don't direct abuse at other users.

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Scootrd profile picture
So just to catch folks up about some goings on here.
This past weekend "some" have taken it upon themselves to act as sensors of this blog and have been reporting comments that are really not offensive at all except for the fact they disagree with the thoughts, ideas, or opinions being shared and expressed.

So I performed a little experiment -

@david Crosetti

Dave Crosetti posted the following -

"So, there is no way that an individual can delete your post. Instead, your post has to be deemed "offensive" by the people that review those things and then, it either stays or goes".

I informed Dave through personal IM I was going to report one of his posts as something "I deemed Offensive". (I actually found nothing offensive about the post at all) It was a humorous little quip about Easter eggs and Biden.

No Moderator would have found it offensive either. There were no cuss words, no personal attacks etc.. None the less I reported it (letting Dave know I was doing so in advance)

Well lo and behold - vapor... Dave's Post has been removed. Why? because I took it upon myself to act as a Censor for his otherwise humorous and harmless Easter quip.

The point is - If all read the top of this Politics and the Markets thread it specifically states - The comments below are NOT regulated with the same rigor as the rest of the site, and this is an 'ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK' area as discussion can get very heated. IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT.. you know what they say...(Feel free to scroll up and read it for yourselves).

It's one thing to report an actual personal attack (Dave's post had none of that). It's another to Censor someones point of view just cause you may disagree with what they are saying.

After all isn't that what some have been railing against with Twitter, FB and silencing the conservative voice, cancel culture whine as of late?. Yet it appears here it's not the more liberal folks posting doing the censoring.

- Sorry for the loss of your post Dave. Some Folks here need to grow up.

So now you all understand "who is zoomin who" when they try and hide behind "A moderator deemed it" BS. A moderator removed it because "an individual deemed it" and reported it. As I said there was nothing Abusive about Dave's post. I took it upon myself to report it as abusive.

I will be re-posting this comment on tomorrows blog as well.

- Nuff Said
@Scootrd Interesting - thanks for doing that experiment.
My comments are getting deleted as soon as I get off the site. What's going on?
Scootrd profile picture
Public Service address Announcement

"Never argue with idiots. They will try and drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"

This ends today's Public Service address Announcement

If this had been an actual emergency you would have been directed to an alternate thread for viewing all non deleted posts .

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread currently in progress.

"This ends today's Public Service address Announcement"


Except for one more:

Pot meet kettle.
Scootrd profile picture
Make that 3 days in a row - "Someone" Just had this below ver bateim post deleted. 'Any Guesses? :) Or we could all play process of elimination. No matter here is the re-post. Go for two?

@C. King Alpha Flunkie
@namron Damron

Original post starts here -

This board is "passively" moderated. Where as DGR Chit Chat is actively moderated By Ron, Chowder actively moderates his own etc..

So comments Here are removed only when childish douche bags report them to SA as somehow offensive etc and yet these same people are first to scream about Twitter banning folks, cancel culture, 1st amendment etc...

Their Hypocrisy escapes no one

Those here flagging others comments for removal on Politics and Markets cannot hide behind a passively moderated board and then blame a moderator when they themselves were the one who pushed the notify button.


I rest my case
GreenEggs&Ham profile picture
@Scootrd It wasn't techy or namron or c.

Posts are only deleted after someone does the "Report Abuse" thingy.
Henry Miles profile picture

Yes; I've had a few deleted this morning as well. The embarrassed cowards won't come out of the shadows which also speaks to their intellectual dishonesty.
kev if it comes up i will announce it here even where.
you guys do not redirect that page.. don't do it.
amen it takes a village , news.yahoo.com/...
*** lets deal with these fucking cults too who divorced themselves from the primary obligation ti federal precepts and have placed themselves as a seperate nation above federal obligation , Babe you can't mix them it's insane,
@al roman the discussion has been had a long time ago,
@al roman You gotta stop cussing, Jesus doesnt like it

Its also against Seeking Alfa rules
MyPrivilegeIsShowing profile picture
So the guy who rammed the car and killed a police officer in Washington DC didn’t use a gun and wasn’t a white supremacist. In fact, he belongs to the nation of Islam. 

That’s OK, the left still has the mental illness narrative
@MyPrivilegeIsShowing Yup. And that distracts, in your mind, the 100+ officers hurt or killed by right wing Trump nuts. All these killings of the Capitol police are horrendous but some of you are doing too much of the, "look over there, look over there, ignore Jan. 6".
@tewright2012 It does make the point that a nut is a nut, regardless of the stripes. Still a nut.
Henry Miles profile picture

And a mass insurrection is still that.
Ping convinced me on this I don’t know how else to say.
Her in legal at least she’s acknowledging me but being ice cold
It’s on a razors edge
Fed does help pay the bill across the board
They have a right to review everything
This gun shit is going to stop , ya?!
Starting right now you guys can all sides up , there is trained analyst
relospecialist profile picture
@al roman
'This gun shit is going to stop , ya?!'

I saw that movie but can't recall the title.
The survivors in a dystopian world with clubs and sharp sticks kill the last of those with guns when they run out of ammunition.

I think the moral of the movie was, Guns aren't the solution, Guns are the problem.
David Crosetti profile picture

No. The "moral" of the story is that people don't need guns to kill other people effectively. They can kill with clubs, baseball bats, two by fours, knives, bricks, rocks or anything they choose. Guns aren't the problem. People who want to kill other people are the problem.
Democrats take the gun from them ,start mouthing off about this one more time ,Chuck start taking the guns
Shut up about you my guns , you weasel liberals a trade of in ink ,in perpetuity
Patterns are noted too there noted
*** on the nats this should be wrapped up , maybe him up there train you..
You want need a gun.
Lord God have mercy please
It hurts when you like um and bad
Local , state , federal and international do you understand that?
I felt so but relief too now.All I got say is those white peoples were wrong and there long gone.you gun talk , the fucking gun talk you quit the gun talk , like I said to the corporal you think were a bunch of pussi all of you do.. they think we are a bunch of pussi.
It’s not a joke
You quit the gun shut up ! It’s not a joke.
@al roman To many bad words, Jesus never used foul language

My Ma taught me that its a sin
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