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  •  I can tell you right now (5+ / 0-)

    their search methods are flawed.

    I get spam for Christian dating all the time. I kind of doubt they have a category for Transgender dating.

    Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 02:50:31 PM PST

    •  On the OTHER hand (0+ / 0-)

      After doing a search on women buddhist teachers, suddenly I was getting come-ons for hot Asian women in spam and on webpages. Was freaked out....

      "You get what you deserve, even if you don't deserve it" (Issan Dorsey, Zen teacher)

      by kayak58 on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 03:20:58 PM PST

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      •  kayak - this is how Karl Rove did it in 2008 (2+ / 0-)
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        This was an area where Karl Rove excelled in 2008, data mining to find new enclaves of Christian voters who moved into key swing states. They started working on this in Feb 2001. The brother of a friend of mine, a pastor of a new church in Ohio, met with GWB three times between 2001 - 2004. This clergyman is poor as a church mouse and has never made a campaign contribution. But he can deliver votes. This will clearly be a key part of the GOP GOTV plan for election 2012.  

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 03:34:14 PM PST

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        •  Rove, of course. (0+ / 0-)

          Well then. All I can hope is that the database is as thoroughly flawed, and the 'champions' as hopeless, as NPR reported.

          "You get what you deserve, even if you don't deserve it" (Issan Dorsey, Zen teacher)

          by kayak58 on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 03:44:21 PM PST

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          •  But Rove knows "The Math"... (1+ / 0-)
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            "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen auf das Vierte Reich! Sie Angelegenheit nicht mehr.

            by Bluefin on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 10:10:05 PM PST

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      •  "hot Asian women in spam"?? (0+ / 0-)

        some kind of alt-Lady Gaga tribute band?

        “I do not want art for a few any more than I want education for a few, or freedom for a few. “ William Morris.

        by HugoDog on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 04:11:37 PM PST

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