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Author Topic: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.  (Read 3849 times)

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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 06:09:19 PM »
Looks like the site is down at the moment.
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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 06:11:55 PM »
Looks like the site is down at the moment.

Yeah, it kinda assploded due to his visit lol.

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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 06:43:56 PM »
Not too much in the way of content or answering hard questions... so I'm pretty sure it was a staffer that he was dictating to.  But really cool, nonetheless.

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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012, 12:06:33 AM »
Not too much in the way of content or answering hard questions... so I'm pretty sure it was a staffer that he was dictating to.  But really cool, nonetheless.

Beer is always an easy topic.

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« Last Edit: August 30, 2012, 09:21:48 AM by Renegade, Reason: -- »

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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2012, 08:20:17 AM »
Is that a mac?? :P

/troll

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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2012, 08:41:24 AM »
Is that a mac?? :P

It does rather appear to be one doesn't it.

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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2012, 08:48:02 AM »
I dunno. Could be Samsung... *ducks*

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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2012, 08:50:19 AM »
Once they got the proof right, and allowing the "Easy" questions, having a Pres randomly visit Reddit is brilliant.

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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2012, 08:50:54 AM »
I dunno. Could be Samsung... *ducks*

"And he looked from one, to the other, and could no longer tell them apart..."  Animal Farm!  8)

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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2012, 10:18:45 AM »
Is that a mac?? :P
/troll
Yeah, he is a corporate whore, like the rest of them, isn't he? ;)

I'm looking forward to the "Best troll posts" list.
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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2012, 10:54:43 AM »
They removed the company logo or maybe attached sticker? hmm. I wonder if they did this for reason.

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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2012, 10:57:49 AM »
Yes, now that we've successfully diffused a thread on religion, let's really get to work on a political one. ;D I hope mouser has a good stash of Xanax.  :P


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Yeah, he is a corporate whore, like the rest of them, isn't he? ;)

I heard the other guy is worse... but then my knowledge of US politics mainly comes from watching Letterman, Bill Maher and the Comedy Central shows... *shrug*
There's also CNN, but I'm only considering the relatively serious sources.

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I'm looking forward to the "Best troll posts" list.
Not sure if complimenting my trolling or asking me to STFU.
I think my opting for Option b. would be safer.  ;)
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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2012, 11:06:30 AM »
Look at his right hand and tell me he is not watching pron :D

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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2012, 03:57:44 PM »
Yes, now that we've successfully diffused a thread on religion, let's really get to work on a political one. ;D I hope mouser has a good stash of Xanax.  :P
Sorry - I really try my best to avoid doing this, but sometimes it's just too hard :)

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Yeah, he is a corporate whore, like the rest of them, isn't he? ;)
I heard the other guy is worse... but then my knowledge of US politics mainly comes from watching Letterman, Bill Maher and the Comedy Central shows... *shrug*
There's also CNN, but I'm only considering the relatively serious sources.
I've mainly been following the tech sources - and slashdot being the major one of those. I do believe mr. Obama is the best POTUS in a lot of years (and I'm not going to get into why, because that would be one of those unfruitful debates that are not suited for DoCo haven) - but too many people see him as some kind of saint, which I object to - every POTUS in many++ years has been a corporate whore, and Obama is no different. No matter if you're a conservative or a liberal or a libertarian or martian or whatever, everybody in the last umphteen years have been passing some really, really REALLY nasty corporate-loving laws. It doesn't matter what they say during their election period, everybody is in the pocket of their financial backers. They're all puppets.

OK, so that got a bit too much beyond what we do at DoCo, sorry - but I get a bit bitter at times, especially because what happens in the US influences the rest of our world. Hi, Assange!
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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2012, 05:10:03 PM »
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OK, so that got a bit too much beyond what we do at DoCo

Hardly, I'm sure that was a tempered post and this is an Obama thread, after all. I could probably go on a very long rant and still have a lot left to say but let's just leave it at -> from what I know (and most of the voices I hear are left-wingers), I don't think he's the messiah he campaigned as either... far from it. But then anyone who actually bought all that spiel has far more serious problems than a lying politician.

Mod request: Can we just move this thread off to The Basement pls., so we don't have to worry about it exploding here?
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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2012, 01:41:01 AM »

... every POTUS in many++ years has been a corporate whore, and Obama is no different. No matter if you're a conservative or a liberal or a libertarian or martian or whatever, everybody in the last umphteen years have been passing some really, really REALLY nasty corporate-loving laws. It doesn't matter what they say during their election period, everybody is in the pocket of their financial backers. They're all puppets.


Maybe I was young, maybe it was before certain services came of age like the elsewhere-mentioned Slashdot, or Fark, but I think I was pretty content with Bill Clinton. Maybe he got railroaded late in his service into signing the DMCA, but that's Congress and Disney's fault, I don't really pin that one on Clinton. Last I knew he did good work repairing the budget, before Shrub Jr blew it all to hell again. It was also "the world being the world, before 9-11". You could just be a person. He's my vote for a decent Pres.

I'm curious if anyone knows enough about Al Gore to speculate if we'd be here with the TSA business under his rule. That fateful Hanging Chad 2000 election might have 50 year consequences...

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Re: President Obama randomly dropped by Reddit today for an AMA session.
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2012, 06:25:22 AM »
That fateful Hanging Chad 2000 election might have 50 year consequences...

Try more like 100 years of consequences... :-\