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  •  But This is Serious (12+ / 0-)

    I have noted, since President Obama's first election, a concerted propaganda campaign against him.  You have, too.  The constant emails that we find funny, but that the looney wing believe.

    I can forgive the people who get the emails and believe them, because those people are just gullible, hate Obama (he's BLACK, you know), and want to believe the worst of him.

    But somebody has to write these emails.  Somebody originates them.  And that somebody knows they are lies.  That somebody cleverly designs the propaganda campaign to appeal to the gullible masses.

    Who is it?  Who is behind it?  

    You can join me in finding out.  

    Every time you receive one of these propaganda emails, do the following:  (this is for Mac - I'm sure it's similar for other email systems)

    1.  Click on VIEW in the top menu list.

    2.  Scroll down the list and select MESSAGE

    3.  Then Click on LONG HEADERS.

    Ah, ha!  That lists every IP address through which the email passed, as it was forwarded from person to person on the way to you.  It also gives the IP address of the originator of the email, or the first person who started the forwarding process.

    Once you have the IP address of the originator, just go to the Google tubes and search for "find IP address," or similar words.  Plug in the IP address of the originator, and you'll be given the address, maybe to whom it's registered, etc.

    Interesting.  I have found that many of the hate Obama emails I get originate from one IP address.  I think you'll find it interesting, also.  

    It's Morning in America (and the GOP has a hangover).

    by stlawrence on Sat May 11, 2013 at 04:36:17 AM PDT

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    •  I think we know where these come from. (5+ / 0-)
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      Most of them are very skillfully written.

      By pros.

      Almost certainly paid by those who want "business as usual" in this country.  I've said that time after time.

      They are too skillfully crafted to be spontaneous expressions. And almost always framed so that whatever RW mouthpiece expresses them can deny fault.

      "I was just wondering. Asking a question. That's all."

      Grassley, for example, never actually said that the ACA contained "death panels for Grandma."

      He actually said, "What's next? Death panels for Grandma?" And left the MSM, which is anything but liberal, to do the rest.  (I actually had one lady here in Texas tell me that she'd READ the ACA and those death panels were in there, damnit!  I asked her how she'd gotten a copy of a massive legal document like a Congressional bill. She left.)

      One thing while I'm here.

      The picture above. Not a gun in sight and looks to be shot in the 1930's. Are you sure this isn't a promo shot for the proto-New Deal National Recovery Administration?

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Sat May 11, 2013 at 06:29:13 AM PDT

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    •  'LazyTruth' browser extension for Chrome/gmail (0+ / 0-)

      inserts a link to info collected from fact-checker sites that rebut the lies in those Forwarded RW emails.  Click the link and get the facts

      I'm not affiliated with LazyTruth, but I think this is a cool idea to quickly produce accurate counter-propaganda.

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