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  •  I should add... (4.00)
    DU is a case in point on what we should NOT do or even entertain on a small scale.  That site used to have some really heady conversations.  At this point... I think a lot of those more heady DUers have come here simply because there isn't an ounce of intellect being exuded over there.  Sad, but true.  For instance, today there was a lbn link added where steve jobs called the parents of a teen who was stabbed fatally for his ipod.  Okay...somewhat newsworthy.  Somewhat.  Where did the conversation go?  A mom exclaims.. OMG, I just gave my kid an ipod for her birthday!  How can I keep her safe.  I just KNOW this woman must live in Missouri NOT the Bronx... but she doesn't really say. And the whole conversation turns into all about how you might get teens to disguise their ipods "so they too aren't stabbed in the streets."

    Yep.. the conversation digressed into a "they will murder our kids for their ipods!  Protect your kids! What has the world come to?!"

    We do have diary police here. And THAT thread on Kos.. would be unproductive rated to oblivion. And thank god for that.  Why not watch faux news.

    No, I don't think you are suggesting a links dept for general news.  But that's where a links dept would lead... just as it did at DU.  Kos is fine keeping it at the heady stuff. Seems everyone is pretty darned up to date on the news.  How? They read it elsewhere. And the gritty stuff gets analysis here.  I would love to keep that purity of intellect.

    LetsFight. re handle: Fight the radical right is the sentiment!

    by letsfight on Wed Jul 06, 2005 at 10:31:37 AM PDT

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