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  •  The need to properly tend a diary is the biggest (4+ / 0-)
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    reason I don't write diaries myself.

    Of course you're right that many comment threads are a waste of time. Not all though; I'd like to think that even well-informed and politically astute writers like those at TomDispatch could benefit from the best this community has to offer and, like most of us, disregard the chaff.

    As I said, I know I'm in a minority on this.

    When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill...

    by PhilJD on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 08:45:47 AM PDT

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    •  Here's the thing with TomDispatch (1+ / 0-)
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      Englehardt (Nick Turse?) edits the work of other writers and pulls it together.

      So, I'm not sure he would be comfortable stepping into an audience and speaking for the other writer.

      And, my comment was not intended to disparage the comment section of dkos. You shouldn't take "waste of time" from that outline of mine.

      It was just an observation.. mostly thinking about the well-crafted diaries that a diarist spent an inordinate amount of time and research on... only to receive just a handful of comments that are superficial. Que sera.

      A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.

      by bronte17 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 at 01:01:17 PM PDT

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