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Links from off the grid; November 7th

TOPICS: Daily Links
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Ron Paul spambots

Merlin, I come here for a variety of reasons and content. When you get political though, I must take issue.

I won't disagree with you that it is entirely possible that a Ron Paul supporter has created some spambots. But Merlin, ask yourself, "cui bono," "who benefits?" If you wanted to make Ron Paul look bad and you were afraid of his increasing power, wouldn't you devise a way to discredit his PHENOMENAL internet support? Both scenarios are possible.

However, spambots can't donate 4.2 MILLION DOLLARS in one day to a campaign like people did on Monday for Ron Paul.

36,000 plus PEOPLE gave money to a candidate who isn't content to stay within the false left-right paradigm perpetuated by the mainstream media.

The spambot story is over a week old.

So, I urge you to do your journalistic duty and cover this amazing online fundraising juggernaut too. Or you run the risk of becoming just another run-of-the mill MSM (main stream media) regurgitator.




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