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  •  Can't wait to send my (3+ / 0-)
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    leu2500, DRo, buckshot face

    NRA Christmas Cards this year.  Appreciate the convenience of being able to order them right here on Daily Kos.

    "And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR

    by Mogolori on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 11:55:55 AM PST

    •  Let 'em waste their ad money (1+ / 0-)
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      political junquie

      Republicans: if they only had a heart.

      by leu2500 on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 12:00:42 PM PST

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      •  No, thanks. I called Ad Choices. (2+ / 0-)
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        Antonia Caamano
        CooperKatz & Company
        phone (917) 593-3053
        email acaamano@cooperkatz.com
        The ad buy is a drop in the NRA bucket.  Accepting NRA advertising while we bury 20 children is grotesque.  These ads need to be yanked and the account suspended.  Anything less deserves severing of Ad Choices' business here, very simply.

        "And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR

        by Mogolori on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 12:10:49 PM PST

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        •  I think all (1+ / 0-)
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          businesses, sites, etc.) should be responsible for their ads.  It is only a layer of non-responsibility that we allow them to duck behind.

          Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

          by DRo on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 12:17:23 PM PST

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          •  Agree. But cognizant of the fact that Daily Kos (4+ / 0-)
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            doesn't control what Ad Choice distributes, I sent the following letter to Ms. Caamano:

            Hello,  Ms. Acaamano:

            In my morning reading of blogs and news sites today, I have seen several
            ads placed by Ad Choices from the National Rifle Association for their
            annual Christmas cards.  My understanding is that these blogs and news
            sites don't really have much say as to whose advertising Ad Choices'
            algorithm selects for publication, so I was wondering whether -- out of
            respect for the victims and their families in Newtown, CT -- Ad Choices
            would consider suspending these advertisements.

            Your reply would be most appreciated, and I wish you and yours well
            during this bittersweet holiday season.

            Yours,

            "And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR

            by Mogolori on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 12:29:09 PM PST

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            •  Nice letter. (1+ / 0-)
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              But my point is that 'doesn't control' is an excuse we have allowed to become common.  It shouldn't be.

              If I own some property I might put up a sign or allow someone to put up a sign on my land; but I surely would not allow someone the right to change the signs displayed on my land -to anything the wanted- without my permission.

              Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

              by DRo on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 12:46:26 PM PST

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              •  Agree. (1+ / 0-)
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                This site deserves an answer from Ad Choices, and I hope to get one privately as a trusted user.  If that answer is "no, we will not suspend", then I hope the proprietors of this site will suspend the relationship.  If the proprietors decided to suspend the relationship in advance, I think that would be a stronger statement, but that's not under my control.

                "And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR

                by Mogolori on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 12:54:24 PM PST

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                •  With enough protest (1+ / 0-)
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                  Mogolori

                  Ad Choices and similar would be forced to offer ads that gave the site some control.  

                  That should have happened from the get-go, but here we are.  Maybe we can achieve some 'control'.  ;-)

                  Be the change you want to see in the world. -Gandhi

                  by DRo on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:00:30 PM PST

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              •  DRo - this is a call for Kos, not us (1+ / 0-)
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                It has been Kos' historical view that any bans on advertising gives those who do advertise some "approval" status. I think he is right and respect his decision to welcome all ads that help him pay the bills.

                "let's talk about that"

                by VClib on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:06:50 PM PST

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        •  you know if you click on it (0+ / 0-)

          you cost them money and pay Dailykos.

          Just sayin'.

          •  Blood money. Just sayin'. (0+ / 0-)

            "And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR

            by Mogolori on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:04:59 PM PST

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