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  •  Why was this uprated? (4+ / 0-)
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    FiredUpInCA, winsock, trumpeter, MKinTN

    Just now?

    Serious question.

    It's C/T and unsourced and frankly pretty silly. Am I missing some reason why this diary should keep being pulled out of the hiddens? If so, I'd like to know what that reason is to avoid wasting donuts in the future on things which the FAQ indicates are HRable.

    If my perspective is off, let me know.

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    by mahakali overdrive on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 07:08:00 AM PST

    •  Maybe it is supposed to be comic relief. (2+ / 0-)
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    •  Lame attempt at snark (0+ / 0-)

      is my take.  Names have been changed or invented, references to actual events inserted in and out of context --  it's a deliberate attempt to dupe.  And you're right, it's silly.

      Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

      by winsock on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 08:06:00 AM PST

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      •  Ding, Ding, Ding!!! (0+ / 0-)

        You are right.....Just wanted to create some debate and see what peoples opinions on the supposed end of the world on Dec. 21st. I must say that some of the responses have been classic...

        •  Could use framing (0+ / 0-)

          It's clever, insofar as the diary illustrates how fact and fiction can be interwoven to produce pseudoscientific and/or conspiracy hoaxes (is there a name for this stuff?).  I think you would have avoided the donuts if you'd been more clear about what you were attempting to do -- you know, add some metatextual commentary in addition to the "Fake News Stories" tag.  

          Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

          by winsock on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 09:16:30 AM PST

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        •  Don't disrupt Daily Kos to "make a point". (0+ / 0-)

          We don't welcome crap diaries that make us look like crackpots. Take it to Free Republic.

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          by Brown Thrasher on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 10:28:35 AM PST

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    •  It is not CT. Some will HR because they dislike (0+ / 0-)

      it and others will consider that to be HR abuse.  I'm not doing either, FWIW.

      It is silly, and false as to the Maya stuff. Dunno about the other stuff.

      It is not, strictly speaking, unsourced, either, merely lacking in links.

      That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

      by enhydra lutris on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 10:55:23 AM PST

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