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  1. #1 How do we turn this place into a think tank? 
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    Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:30 PM
    jmowreader

    How do we turn this place into a think tank?

    Democratic Underground started in 2001. For many years it was the Internet's premier cat care forum. (Well Damn!!!)

    In the last couple of years, we've become one of the best labor, civil rights, taxation and economics resources around...and it's starting to get noticed. There were many mentions of DU in the mainstream media during the election. They're noticing.(And usually laughing.) We have the smartest people, the right side of the issues, and credibility. Pat yourself on the back. (Like Will Pitt AND Alan Grayson!!! Yay!!! DU is indeed a PowerHouse!!!!)

    Now we need to go all the way and form a public policy institute. Thinking out loud, we will need:

    The first thing is to form research teams led by people with masters degrees in economics, public policy or business administration, or doctorates in things like medicine. Just to pick one name, Aristus is an MD and would be good to head a health policy team. (Apparently not...see below.) Degrees confer legitimacy - important because many of us are self-educated in our fields of expertise. College doesn't necessarily make you smart; how many hundreds of people learned economics from Arthur Laffer? It does give a veneer of legitimacy.( Calling nadin!!!!! Also see below. )

    We would need specific projects to work on. (Does it include $$$ or Pot???)

    We would need channels to get our work to the public; Rachel Maddow is one, maybe Joe Scarborough.

    Are there any well-spoken, super smart, very beautiful DU women living in LA, New York, Atlanta, or the national capitol region? Like it or not, we have to contend with the reality of getting people on TV: great clothes, great hair and Fox Blonde makeup are now required to get you on.camera. You really think SE Cupp would be on television if she wasn't cute? DU women have so much more to offer, but it's got to be packaged properly. Basically, if you are a brainy head-turner and can get to a broadcast center within an hour let us know.( Man. They are screwed...)

    DU would need a folder to store downloadable position papers...we already have the equipment.

    I will do the layouts on the papers we create.(Of Course!!! Better get nadin though...)

    We've got momentum. We have cred. And we're adventurers seeking a new adventure. Who's with me? (They are just soooo kute!!!!)


    Response to jmowreader (Original post)
    Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:38 PM
    rrneck
    1. How much will it pay? nt


    You're kidding right???



    Response to rrneck (Reply #1)
    Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:42 PM
    jmowreader

    4. Probably nothing to start


    As we're proven right, we'll start to get contracts that will pay money to the researchers. Right now is not the time to think of personal compensation. That comes later.
    Sure asshole...sure.



    Response to jmowreader (Original post)
    Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:00 PM
    nadinbrzezinski

    10. Masters and Phd in history also matter


    And then...



    Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #10)
    Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:12 PM
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    17. You have a PHD?


    Astounding!
    I nominate you to lead us!!!
    *SNORK*
    I love zappaman...


    Response to jmowreader
    Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:46 PM
    Chan790

    6. FYI: Aristus is a Physicians' Assistant and not a Doctor. n/t
    Dammit!!!!
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Before I can comment further on this OP I have to go get some needle and thread. My sides have split from top to bottom. Great grab SR.

    I will give them this...they did get mentioned recently. Someone said the place is part of the tinfoil hat crowd. Or something along those lines. It was not flattering.
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    35. Turn off the censorship and suppression of things not in agreement with the Dem party line



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    The country needs new ideas and the people have an agenda wildly different than the leadership of either party. One problem is that DU suppresses comments and lines of thought not in agreement with the Dem party line. That has to stop otherwise you have no think tank. You just have an echo chamber or a talking shop of how to tactically implement the existing polices of the Dem party.
    Oh my, individual thought!
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    29. We only need two things

    Some thinking.

    And a tank.
    Oh no you d'int.
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    First, they'll need to get rid of all those brain-dead liberals...

    Oh, wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReinMan View Post
    First, they'll need to get rid of all those brain-dead liberals...

    Oh, wait.


    Do ya think theyd let me entertain them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    Oh no you d'int.
    If DU was a think tank they'd be a Renault FT-17....slow, undermanned and outdated.
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    To start with, they need to find somebody with a brain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Oh my, individual thought!
    Wonder how long before they're taken out and shot for treason.
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