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    This was a quote from the FB comment you mentioned, and not your words:

    This happened after he cut the armed forces support and remember this money will go to jobs the government provides. So yes more jobs working for the government and less protection from the government.

     in response to your childish comment to someone else, no mater how much you want it not to be true, spending money is still spending money! When you're broke... Spending money is definitely creating more debt. Now who needs to go back to kindergarten, dumbass? That's the problem with Libtards, you just want to print more and pretend it's real.

    ???

    If so, make sure to use the Blockquote button in the future to remove any doubt. I'll remove my HR and apologize if you confirm this for me.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 07:42:03 AM PST

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    •  I'm pretty new (3+ / 0-)

      A blockquote button never crossed my mind.  And I don't know exactly what an HR is but I suspect that's the type of thing that gets you kicked off.  We just had a death in the family and I was trying to distract myself a little and I kind of feel sucker punched.  Usually these diaries show up in my FB feed but I come here to say anything because I'm not going to waste my time with idiots on FB when I can have intelligent conversation here.  But today there were more trolls than usual and when you made your comment about how we're not broke, and I agreed, I was trying to point out that a lot of people think we're "broke".  Sorry to rant but like I said, emotions are pretty raw here and if I could erase my original comment, I would. I'm sorry and maybe I should just stay away for a while so I don't do something else stupid.

      •  So sorry about your loss (2+ / 0-)
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        I've been through several of those in recent years and know how it affects one's thinking and behavior. My deepest sympathies.

        In any case, while we don't have to belabor this, it does indeed appear that you were quoting someone we both disagree with from a comment they made on FB. For future reference, the way we handle citations here is to block quote them, like I did above. All you have to do is select the quoted excerpt with your mouse, click on the Blockquote button below where you type your text, and it will show up in a block quote box in the posted comment. That way people know it's not you who wrote it, but someone else. Usually, but not always, people also link to the page where they copied the quote from, using the Link button, but let's not worry about that now.

        As for an HR, that stands for Hide Rate. It's something you do with a truly offensive comment in order to hide it from normal view. Two or more HRs does that, and only admins and "Trusted Users" can see them (although if the comment also gets enough Recommends, it's viewable to all again--the exact formula is a site secret to prevent its being gamed). To become a TU, you have to have been here a while and have received enough Recommends from TUs.

        It all sounds more complicated than it actually is. The purpose is to allow self-moderation by longtime members who've earned enough trust from other trusted members. It doesn't work perfectly, but it's what we've got.

        And, again, sorry about my confusion, and your loss. I'm removing the HR.

        "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

        by kovie on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 08:53:26 AM PST

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