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Thread started 09/29/09 7:44am

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A poll asking if President Obama should be killed

WTH?


(CNN) -- The social networking site Facebook on Monday pulled a third-party application that allows users to create polls after a site member built a poll asking if President Obama should be killed.


There are more than 350,000 applications on Facebook. The company says it disables any that violate its terms.

The U.S. Secret Service, the agency assigned to protect the president, has launched an investigation, agency spokesman James Mackin said.


http://www.cnn.com/2009/P...index.html
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Reply #1 posted 09/29/09 7:55am

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Stromfront much? eek that's freakin crazy!
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Reply #2 posted 09/29/09 7:59am

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Reply #3 posted 09/29/09 8:13am

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Reply #4 posted 09/29/09 8:23am

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You know I saw some news like that flashing at the bottom of my tv screen yesterday. I hope they investigate the person who started the poll and those who responded and said yes.
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Reply #5 posted 09/29/09 8:28am

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Dang shame.
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Reply #6 posted 09/29/09 8:33am

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Look at this response from the article, now how sick and twisted is that?


From article:
The possible responses to the poll were "yes," "maybe," "if he cuts my health care" and "no."

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Reply #7 posted 09/29/09 9:27am

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"if he cuts my health care" lol
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Reply #8 posted 09/29/09 1:29pm

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PANDURITO said:

"if he cuts my health care" lol


I know, ridiculous isn't it? Definitely not a reason to take someone's life out.
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Reply #9 posted 09/29/09 2:24pm

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2elijah said:

PANDURITO said:

"if he cuts my health care" lol


I know, ridiculous isn't it? Definitely not a reason to take someone's life out.

Yeah, but unbelievable someone, anyone, reading it would take it seriously.

"Hey I'm gonna kill censored but first I'll take a poll on Facebook. I'm a democratic killer" smile
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PANDURITO said:

2elijah said:



I know, ridiculous isn't it? Definitely not a reason to take someone's life out.

Yeah, but unbelievable someone, anyone, reading it would take it seriously.

"Hey I'm gonna kill censored but first I'll take a poll on Facebook. I'm a democratic killer" smile


sadly, america is full of whackjobs, who would and do.
liars gonna lie, frauds gonna fraud.
but its a joy to call them out on their bullshit.
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PANDURITO said:

2elijah said:



I know, ridiculous isn't it? Definitely not a reason to take someone's life out.

Yeah, but unbelievable someone, anyone, reading it would take it seriously.

"Hey I'm gonna kill censored but first I'll take a poll on Facebook. I'm a democratic killer" smile



That's true and folks need to watch what kind of comments they are making against the President, as like you said, many reading will take much of that content seriously.

Kudos to Facebook for taking action, and taking down the poll, and assisting the Secret Service with that information. Why would anyone participate in such a poll is mind boggling, but then again there's been so much racist, hateful and threatening comments against Obama, all over the internet, since he took office. that it doesn't surprise me.
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2elijah said:

PANDURITO said:


Yeah, but unbelievable someone, anyone, reading it would take it seriously.

"Hey I'm gonna kill censored but first I'll take a poll on Facebook. I'm a democratic killer" smile



That's true and folks need to watch what kind of comments they are making against the President, as like you said, many reading will take much of that content seriously.

Kudos to Facebook for taking action, and taking down the poll, and assisting the Secret Service with that information. Why would anyone participate in such a poll is mind boggling, but then again there's been so much racist and threatening comments against Obama, all over the internet, since he took office. that it doesn't surprise.
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it's like racism has become acceptable again.

it's fucking insane.
liars gonna lie, frauds gonna fraud.
but its a joy to call them out on their bullshit.
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Reply #13 posted 09/29/09 4:41pm

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cborgman said:

2elijah said:




That's true and folks need to watch what kind of comments they are making against the President, as like you said, many reading will take much of that content seriously.

Kudos to Facebook for taking action, and taking down the poll, and assisting the Secret Service with that information. Why would anyone participate in such a poll is mind boggling, but then again there's been so much racist and threatening comments against Obama, all over the internet, since he took office. that it doesn't surprise.
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it's like racism has become acceptable again.

it's fucking insane.


Cborg...sorry to tell you, and I'm sure you already know this, but racism never left America. It was just dormant for a while, and ever since President Obama, the first Black President of this country has been elected, the ugly faces of racism jumped out from under the rug, where its been gathering mounds of dust for a while. A sad reality. Just think, less than 2 years ago, people were saying "racism doesn't exist in America", well, with all the recent, documented proof caught on film, on the television and all over the internet involving many Americans making racist comments, during and after the election, wishing President Obama harm, and displaying racist behavior in public, well, I'm glad that statement about racism not existing in America n this day and age, has been proven wrong. The truth is, racism does in fact, exist in America and has finally been exposed. It's what this country was built on. It was just a matter of time before it reared its ugly head.
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Reply #14 posted 09/29/09 4:48pm

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2elijah said:

cborgman said:



it's like racism has become acceptable again.

it's fucking insane.


Cborg...sorry to tell you, and I'm sure you already know this, but racism never left America. It was just dormant for a while, and ever since President Obama, the first Black President of this country has been elected, the ugly faces of racism jumped out from under the rug, where its been gathering mounds of dust for a while. A sad reality.
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well, yours was much better worded, but same thing i meant.

racism is suddenly being thrown a coming-out party and being celebrated and encouraged.
liars gonna lie, frauds gonna fraud.
but its a joy to call them out on their bullshit.
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Reply #15 posted 09/29/09 4:52pm

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cborgman said:

2elijah said:



Cborg...sorry to tell you, and I'm sure you already know this, but racism never left America. It was just dormant for a while, and ever since President Obama, the first Black President of this country has been elected, the ugly faces of racism jumped out from under the rug, where its been gathering mounds of dust for a while. A sad reality.
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well, yours was much better worded, but same thing i meant.

racism is suddenly being thrown a coming-out party and being celebrated and encouraged
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True. When you have organizations like stormfront and others similar to it, encouraging members to join their hate group, and the membership increases at an alarming rate, since a Black President was elected, not to mention, media personalities spewing hatred and making racist comments, that in itself makes a very big statement about the racist attitudes in this country. It basically sends a message, that some folks want this country back to how it was over 400 years ago.
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Reply #16 posted 09/29/09 6:44pm

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2elijah said:

You know I saw some news like that flashing at the bottom of my tv screen yesterday. I hope they investigate the person who started the poll and those who responded and said yes.
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The Secret Service is investigating the poll creator. Why would you investigate those who responded yes?
The poll has since been taken down.

Freedom of choice and freedom of speech.

I'm sure some what those rights curtailed . . .
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Reply #17 posted 09/29/09 6:45pm

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2elijah said:

PANDURITO said:


Yeah, but unbelievable someone, anyone, reading it would take it seriously.

"Hey I'm gonna kill censored but first I'll take a poll on Facebook. I'm a democratic killer" smile



That's true and folks need to watch what kind of comments they are making against the President, as like you said, many reading will take much of that content seriously.

Kudos to Facebook for taking action, and taking down the poll, and assisting the Secret Service with that information. Why would anyone participate in such a poll is mind boggling, but then again there's been so much racist and threatening comments against Obama, all over the internet, since he took office. that it doesn't surprise.
[Edited 9/29/09 16:35pm]


Do you think anyone taking that seriously needs a poll to put the idea in their head?
What was Facebook supposed to do? They have profits to maintain.
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Reply #18 posted 09/29/09 6:45pm

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imo...the only thing that needs to be killed is his swagger.....disbelief


then his integrity wont be so hard to swallow....
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Reply #19 posted 09/29/09 6:49pm

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2elijah said:

cborgman said:



it's like racism has become acceptable again.

it's fucking insane.


Cborg...sorry to tell you, and I'm sure you already know this, but racism never left America. It was just dormant for a while, and ever since President Obama, the first Black President of this country has been elected, the ugly faces of racism jumped out from under the rug, where its been gathering mounds of dust for a while. A sad reality. Just think, less than 2 years ago, people were saying "racism doesn't exist in America", well, with all the recent, documented proof caught on film, on the television and all over the internet involving many Americans making racist comments, during and after the election, wishing President Obama harm, and displaying racist behavior in public, well, I'm glad that statement about racism not existing in America n this day and age, has been proven wrong. The truth is, racism does in fact, exist in America and has finally been exposed. It's what this country was built on. It was just a matter of time before it reared its ugly head.
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When has it ever been undercover . . . ?
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Reply #20 posted 09/29/09 9:47pm

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should the discussion be about race tho...??? the argument should be about what obama is saying towards healthcare.

personally, there are people who would rather burn in hell before they pay for your visits to the doctor.

rich people at that. i'm not sure if AIG is an insurance company because yes, i fall victim to soundbites without follow up every once in a while but all i know is companies like that are paying themselves and using up all the 10.00 dollars i pay every week for life insurance. meanwhile, back at the ranch...my sister or my neighbor, who is on ssi demands better from me in order to stay on ativan and recoxifib. how can i, who is paying demand from my bosses that they who have all the damn gold, take care of my friends and fam of lower estate???


we know where the loopholes are..how are they fixed without haveing to go upside the cfo's head?????


and furthermore, imma tell ya what god loves, erin, hear me out....until govt actually recognizes god, it will continue to simmer in its own money making mess...and we will continue to simmer in ours. those degrees give them clout and the hillbillies are happy cause they got somebody to play with about nothing.

the bible clearly says, condescend to men of low estate, in other words if you cant run the company, the company is obliged by god to take care of you, us, whoever needs it.

maybe im rambling, but thats from the heart.
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Reply #21 posted 09/29/09 11:50pm

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This doesn't surprize me at all, this is the world we live in.
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myfavorite said:

should the discussion be about race tho...??? the argument should be about what obama is saying towards healthcare.

personally, there are people who would rather burn in hell before they pay for your visits to the doctor.

rich people at that. i'm not sure if AIG is an insurance company because yes, i fall victim to soundbites without follow up every once in a while but all i know is companies like that are paying themselves and using up all the 10.00 dollars i pay every week for life insurance. meanwhile, back at the ranch...my sister or my neighbor, who is on ssi demands better from me in order to stay on ativan and recoxifib. how can i, who is paying demand from my bosses that they who have all the damn gold, take care of my friends and fam of lower estate???


we know where the loopholes are..how are they fixed without haveing to go upside the cfo's head?????


and furthermore, imma tell ya what god loves, erin, hear me out....until govt actually recognizes god, it will continue to simmer in its own money making mess...and we will continue to simmer in ours. those degrees give them clout and the hillbillies are happy cause they got somebody to play with about nothing.

the bible clearly says, condescend to men of low estate, in other words if you cant run the company, the company is obliged by god to take care of you, us, whoever needs it.
maybe im rambling, but thats from the heart.


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The internet, unfortunately, is just another level for people to show their ignorance. Horrible.
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Reply #24 posted 09/30/09 11:02am

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blessedk said:

The internet, unfortunately, is just another level for people to show their ignorance. Horrible.


I couldn't agree more. disbelief
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According to a published report

http://news.cnet.com/8301...36-71.html

the creator is an Obama suporter.

He was questioned and apprently the Secret Service accepted that the poll did not pose a threat.
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OnlyNDaUsa said:

According to a published report

http://news.cnet.com/8301...36-71.html

the creator is an Obama suporter.

He was questioned and apprently the Secret Service accepted that the poll did not pose a threat.


From the article:
Jesse Farmer,of Bumbalabs in Palo Alto, Calif., has given permission for Facebook to reveal that he was the developer, but, significantly, not the author behind the poll that nauseated many Monday[
..In an e-mail to Technically Incorrect, Farmer says he first saw the offending and offensive poll Monday morning. "I have a system in place to flag potentially offensive polls that I check once per day; [b]I checked it Monday morning, saw the poll, and deleted it," he said
[b]He says that he knows the Facebook identity of the poll's author and one presumes that this author might have received a social call from the Secret
Service.[/b].


It still does not mention who the author of the poll was.
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OnlyNDaUsa said:

According to a published report

http://news.cnet.com/8301...36-71.html

the creator is an Obama suporter.

He was questioned and apprently the Secret Service accepted that the poll did not pose a threat.


Where does it say in this link you posted that the Secret Service said it "wasn't a threat" or that the guy was an Obama supporter?

Whatever the reason or outcome - it was a fucked up thing to do.
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2elijah said:



From the article:
Jesse Farmer,of Bumbalabs in Palo Alto, Calif., has given permission for Facebook to reveal that he was the developer, but, significantly, not the author behind the poll that nauseated many Monday.


It still does not mention who the author of the poll was.



He posted it, he was reasonable for it. Not having written it doesn’t make him any less responsible. He is still an accessory. But I tend to agree with the Secret Service that it is not pose a threat. And it is not like someone made a movie about it.
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DiminutiveRocker said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

According to a published report

http://news.cnet.com/8301...36-71.html

the creator is an Obama suporter.

He was questioned and apprently the Secret Service accepted that the poll did not pose a threat.


Where does it say in this link you posted that the Secret Service said it "wasn't a threat" or that the guy was an Obama supporter?

Whatever the reason or outcome - it was a fucked up thing to do.
disbelief



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It's states it at the bottom of the article. You have to scroll down to read it, but this guy also stated that he was not the "author" of the poll. So the question still remains, who was the author?
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