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  •  This is not an advertisement! This is my own... (2+ / 1-)
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    SeaTurtle

    ... humble opinion. I do not work for the Spaceport, and I am not affiliated with them in any way!

    I am writing a technical paper on the idea of a commercial space program. I thought I would let the Daily Kos community get a preview of the paper.

    If this post came across as a advertisement, then I must apologize, for that was not my intention.

    I did not know that to talk about something like this is to endorse a product or service.

    Reuse and commonality are the keys to a robust and profitable space program.

    by The NM STAR Group on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 09:05:56 AM PDT

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    •  ahem, you prevaricate (1+ / 1-)
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      Pete Cortez
      humble opinion. I do not work for the Spaceport, and I am not affiliated with them in any way!
      Why, then do you go under their name?  "The NM Star Group"?

      YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF AS A MEMBER OF THE GROUP AND SAY ON YOUR PERSONAL PAGE:

      OUR MISSION IS TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A ROBUST, COMPREHENSIVE, AND VIABLE SPACE COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRAM THAT UTILIZES REUSE AND COMMONALITY TO ACHIEVE AFFORDABLE AND PROFITABLE SPACEFLIGHT OPERATIONS
      You are wasting our time.  We have important issues to discuss.

      Get your story straight.

      YOU ARE A TROLL.

      Global Flooding, Frying and Wind Destruction = Climate Change! Call it like it is! Our Survival Instinct can and will conquer Greed.

      by SeaTurtle on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 09:32:54 AM PDT

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    •  Not affiliated in any way? Really? (1+ / 0-)
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      Your username is "The NM STAR Group", same name as the business in question.

      Your profile statement says "OUR MISSION IS TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A ROBUST, COMPREHENSIVE, AND VIABLE SPACE COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRAM THAT UTILIZES REUSE AND COMMONALITY TO ACHIEVE AFFORDABLE AND PROFITABLE SPACEFLIGHT OPERATIONS"  

      "Our" mission? "Profitable" operations? And this is the same Mission Statement that is on your website. You sure you aren't affiliated with that business? The press releases and other documents on your website seem to indicate otherwise.

      This account was created six weeks ago. Since then you have posted every Sunday, regular like clockwork, always promoting NMSTARG, and always cross-posted on the business's website. On that website the same texts you posted here as diaries are presented as coming from the business.

      Yet you say you are "not affiliated with them in any way". Are you sure about that?

      There is nothing wrong with being affiliated with a for-profit business. But you need to disclose that. My objection is with hiding that fact and pretending to be an objective third party. If you are affiliated with a business the decent and ethical thing to do when posting a diary regarding a business is to disclose your relationship to that business.

      •  some other george: please see my response... (1+ / 0-)
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        Pete Cortez

        .. to the comment by SeaTurtle.

        I had misunderstood what you were saying. I now understand what you were saying, and I am hoping to make things right.

        Reuse and commonality are the keys to a robust and profitable space program.

        by The NM STAR Group on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 10:35:32 AM PDT

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