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    S. Collins and the "usefull idiots"
    First - bite me..

    an excerpt from his blog:

    ...it seems that there are plenty of useful idiots spreading fallacies and conspiracy theories about an affiliate marketing report called The Affiliate List.

    So the conspiracy theorists can relax. They might find that their time is better spent reading a history book.

    Spoiler: Lenin the megalomaniac, his minions, and their evil empire eventually collapsed.
    You know what, I hope you also read that book - what goes around, comes around.


    hums a Dylan tune...

    Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth,
    Blowing down the backroads headin' south.
    Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth,
    You're an idiot, babe.
    It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe.

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    Psssst! Didja hear he doesn't run the Club Mom program anymore?

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    He has probably done more for promotion for using contraceptives then anyone else on this planet.

    Just think how many young ladies/men have seen how he turned out and have sworn off having children for good.
    One day parasites and their ilk will be made illegal, I bet a few Lawyers will be pissed off when the day comes.
    Mr. Spitzer is fetching it nearer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon
    He has probably done more for promotion for using contraceptives then anyone else on this planet.

    Just think how many young ladies/men have seen how he turned out and have sworn off having children for good.


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    You folks are proving his posts to be correct.

    I for one am NOT pleased Shawn isn't running the ClubMom affiliate program any longer.

    What good are Shawn bashing threads anyway???? Do they make YOU feel better somehow????

    Go do something useful.
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    Musta been the word "idiots" that ticked you off, huh Deb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    Musta been the word "idiots" that ticked you off, huh Deb?
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    You folks are proving his posts to be correct.
    No Deb...I see nothing in the posts here (nor in the thread Shawn was referencing in his blog) to 'prove' Shawn's point that the postings are 'metaphorically' similiar to 'Lenin's minions' who spread Communist propaganda. A wayyyyy stretch of a metaphor don't cha know?

    I do find it rather inconceivable that when Shawn posted that blog that he didn't think there would be some flames his way by some here over it. Hmm...maybe that was part of the intent? He's probably been wondering what took so long and if he had lost his touch. I had to say that since I'm feeling rather Leninsh today.

    As I commented on his blog, I found his post offensive. Personally, I thought he crossed the 'flame' line. He feels the comparison was justified. Regardless, I can't imagine many who would read it and not think it inflammatory...and inflammatory tends to yield inflammatory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loxly
    You folks are proving his posts to be correct.

    I for one am NOT pleased Shawn isn't running the ClubMom affiliate program any longer.

    What good are Shawn bashing threads anyway???? Do they make YOU feel better somehow????

    Go do something useful.
    Useful?
    Well just how useful is it for him to compare ABW and it's posters with Lenin and Communists?

    That is insulting.

    And yes, posting about it did make me feel better

    And no, I don't need YOU to tell me what to do...

    Have a nice day
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    Here's some information on the origin of the phrase "useful idiots." It's attributed to Lenin by some sources.

    The context implies something quite similar to what has evolved into
    popular use. I think it is not too far-fetched to imagine how “utter
    simpletons,”
    likely used in reference to the Americans after the first
    reference to Wilson cited above, mutated into “useful idiots” and was
    applied to capitalists as a whole. This also agrees with what seems
    to be the prevailing opinion that he had never actually said “useful
    idiots” himself at all.
    http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=135140

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    Wow has Shawn become another poster child for the liberal left mindset?
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

    "What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecomcity
    Wow has Shawn become another poster child for the liberal left mindset?
    LLM, MLM, what difference does it make?

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    That's kind of weak calling people idiots in the safety of a blog hardly anybody reads and even less post. Maybe Shawn is Jeff's useful idiot? They were both here reading and could have participated and set things straight if there was any misinformation.

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    chill people, its not that big of a deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottMN
    chill people, its not that big of a deal
    Yes SIR!!


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    >>chill people, its not that big of a deal

    So who retired and left you in charge without telling us?

    Back on topic, was the CM thing a coincidence, or could there have been privacy issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworker
    Back on topic, was the CM thing a coincidence, or could there have been privacy issues?
    That's on topic? Oh right, ON TOPIC means people bashing.... I forgot. I almost thought this was a forum where USEFUL information was exchanged and people learned and grew. Instead it is a place where people b*tch, moan, pick fights and do other distracting things to keep OTHER people from doing things like building sites that might compete with them.

    I built 5 money making sites last night while you all were here pissing and moaning. Inspire me some more!!!!! I think I'll go over to Shawn's program list and make a few new sites for those folks......

    I'll be dropping Club Mom now that management has switched.

    edited to add: I can tell you about specific privacy issues with OPM's NOT Shawn if you all are interested, but that would besmerch the name of people you hold in high regard. And don't even get me started on "the pot calling the kettle black" regarding some folks ethics on this board.
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    Funny you didn't say anything about Shawn's bashing of people who brought up good questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loxly
    That's on topic? Oh right, ON TOPIC means people bashing.... I forgot. I almost thought this was a forum where USEFUL information was exchanged and people learned and grew. Instead it is a place where people b*tch, moan, pick fights and do other distracting things to keep OTHER people from doing things like building sites that might compete with them.

    I built 5 money making sites last night while you all were here pissing and moaning. Inspire me some more!!!!! I think I'll go over to Shawn's program list and make a few new sites for those folks......

    I'll be dropping Club Mom now that management has switched.

    edited to add: I can tell you about specific privacy issues with OPM's NOT Shawn if you all are interested, but that would besmerch the name of people you hold in high regard. And don't even get me started on "the pot calling the kettle black" regarding some folks ethics on this board.

    And you can tell a group of children not to lick a flag pole during winter, but one always will...

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