Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Play nice y'all

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38 Comments
June 4, 2008
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I was infuriated with Kyra Phillips report this morning on Obama's win and should he be concerned about his safety due to being a black African AMERICAN. She mentions that CBS is closing down one of it's sites due to racial slurs against Obama. CNN, I really thought you were above all that. If CBS is getting them why should you mention them and then ask a black governer if Obama should be concerned about his safety? That just puts the idea right into some nut's head and it being the anniversary of Robert Kennedy's assasination does not help the situation. I expected better professional journalism from your reporters and if that is all that Kyra Phillips can come up with - SHE SHOULD BE FIRED! DON'T FORGET TRUE INTELLIGENT AMERICANS - OBAMA'S MOTHER WAS WHITE!!!

June 4, 2008
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ireport JePerry1972 needs to go back to US History 101.  His quote is from the Declaration of Independence, not Lincoln's address at Gettysburg.  And it was "truths" that were self-evident, not "words."

June 4, 2008

Dear Davidw aka Poppa Smurf;

In your 2 week absence be happy we didn't burn this place down.

lol.

Mz. Ella @ Ladies' Hood Journal - iReporting a Welcome-Home to you.

June 4, 2008
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Obama/Kennedy '08

Why not Caroline Kennedy for VP.  She's good enough to choose the Obama's running mate, why not BE Obama's running mate.

THAT would be THE dream ticket!!

June 4, 2008
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Although I am a Hillary Clinton supporter I am sick and tried of Hillary right now, enough is enough, she has lost and she need to concede and move on. The Clinton is showing a side of them that leaves a very bad taste in my mouth. If Hillary is truely for party unite why have`nt she conceded. I do not feel she has the right to ask for anything if Obama want her as his vp allow him to do choose her. As a woman myself I see Hillary as a pushie, over bearing woman and it is not becoming of her. The Clinton has become accustom to winning at all cost and the Democrats needs to tell Hillary to suck it up and move on. The Clinton`s has aways been sore losers. Congratulations!! Obama

June 4, 2008
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This election has been interesting. I am puzzled, Every time Senator McCain speak he is talking about Iraq and foreign policy. My question is do he ever talk about the issues that Americans are facing. high gas prices, lack of jobs, health care, education, no child left behind, etc. you never hear him talking about these issues. He is a war veteran, I respect that, Instead of having town hall meeting with Senator Obama, twice a week at least talk about this country's issues. Please.

June 4, 2008
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Am I the only one that can see through the Clinton's play book.  They will do anything, and run over anyone to get what they want or believe is somehow owed to them. Why would Barack want Hillary and Bill Clinton running around the White House undermining him at every turn.  Hillary is a proven liar(re: getting shot at)During her campaign speeches she claimed to have been raised, lived in, had family, worked in every state she crossed.  Not only that she never talked about change in her campaign until Barack made his first speech at the beginning of the campaigh.  We have had enough of liar's in the White House. If she lied about something as serious as being shot at she will have no reservations about lieing again.

Barack needs some one he can trust to work with him, not try at every turn to stab him in the back.  Hillary wants him to fail.  If she wanted to help him she would have gotten out of the race weeks ago when all things pointed to her looseing. Bill Clinton has also showed his true colors, and they are not pretty.

June 4, 2008
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WHEN WILL BOB JOHNSON GET IT? NO LACKEY'S ALLOWED!!!!! ONE OF THE BIGGEST SELLOUTS IN AMERICA IS NOW THE CLINTON'S YARD DOG...WHICH EQUATES TO BEING A LACKEY!!!!!OTHER THAN SELLING OUT TO VIACOM WITH BET WHICH NOW PROJECTS THE IMAGE THAT PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HAVE OF AFRICAN AMERICANS AROUND THE WORLD!!! I AM SO SICK OF MFKAS LIKE BOB JOHNSON BEING PART OF THE PROBLEM INSTEAD OF PART OF THE SOLUTION. HOW DARE THIS MAN FIRST INSULT THE CHARACTER OF SENATOR OBAMA AT THE SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARIES. THEN COME AND SUGGEST AN EXTORTION TO CONGRESSMAN JIM CLYBURN THAT THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN ADD SOMEONE TO A CAMPAIGN. DAMN BOB JOHNSON AND HIS BILLIONARE BULLSHYT!!!! I'M AN EDUCATED, EMPLOYED, AND FOCUSED AFRICAN-AMERICAN,BLACKMAN,NEGRO. BOB JOHNSON NEEDS TO STAY ON THE PLANTATION AS THE YARD DOG THAT HE IS AND HAS BECOME, MAYBE HE ALWAYS HAS BEEN A LACKEY. OH YEAH I'M A REPUBLICAN WHO VOTES FOR WHO CAN DO THE JOB NOT FOR WHO'S BEEN IN POLITICS FOREVER. IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE FROM THE 2OTH CENTURY TO THE 21ST CENTURY.

June 4, 2008
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LRP

I am so furious!  I am so tired of hearing how the media has been mean to Clinton - I don't see it and her whinning and crying about it in order to gain whatever advantage is over now!  Her snuff of Obama last night in that speech was very small on her part and pissed me off as an Obama supporter.  I hope and pray he does not let that  force him into offering her the VP position.  For Clinton, everything is about Clinton - our country does not need that!  Our country needs leaders that are concerned about the country - everybody - not JUST their LEGACY!  Which I hope Clinton's is tarnished forever!

June 4, 2008
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LRP

PS:  I agree with your post - JDKANOBI - 100% - Thanks for the post BOB JOHNSON is a true "sell out" in every sense of the words!

June 4, 2008
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Dave, regarding all Ireporters and postings. I have a few things to say, but for now the most important is this. Any registered Ireporter that strictly comments, and sometimes negative, should be disqualified.Things have gotten out of hand, abusive. This is suppose to be a group effort, not a slugging_verbal match.If they cant send something in and participate like the majority of us, they  dont belong here. Thankyou.

June 5, 2008
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Zoonhollis: exposed! all he does is go on to EVERY single post Miss Butterfly1 does and rip her apart. Needs to be taken care of, the woman has a heart the size of all these posts put together and she doesn't hurt a fly. He has not written anything to even give him credit as an i-reporter- why is he still on here (or she, i don't even know what sex this person is)

June 5, 2008
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sicknick, couldn't agree more with you

June 5, 2008
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thankyou Jan, I hope more of the Ireporters team up with us.

June 5, 2008
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Dave, when is CNN going to get the tool or make the adjustment so all Videos can be posted without problems?

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June 5, 2008
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When I first got on the internet I was so pumped. I saw a golden opportunity to connect with many people and get back a sense of community in this country. Boy was I disapointed. Since the internet went public, and I go back to the Compuserve days, the chat rooms and blogs have been filled with what we used to call "flammers". Instead of civil discourse the majority of posts were hate based, non productive anger, that benifited no one. I still wait for the promise of a civil community were rational ideas can be shared.

June 5, 2008
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Please lets not suggest hillary for VP any more, just like Barack reach those 17 millions who voted for him he can reach out to those Clinton supporters also. People understand buy not voting is a vote for McCain/Bush and if you vote for Mccain our country will continue experience unfair treatment. We do not need to continue to allow these old men with their old ideas dictating to us. Hillary states she suspend her campaign so she can keep her delegates, can't you see it's all about Hillary not the people, and you all need to read the transcipt Peter Paul VS Hillary Clinton[Calif].Obama do not need her baggage

June 5, 2008
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If Romney is chosen to run as McCain's VP, McCain might stand a chance.  It would also add to McCain's potential if he would not speak as though he had mush in his mouth and new dentures might help him quit whistling as he speaks. I can't believe in all the universe of qualified people we got stuck with these three as wannabe candidates.  Where has our country's thinking gone?

June 5, 2008
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I am a die hard Hillary supporter. I would like to see her turn independant and keep running. I honestly believe she is the best person to win the Presidency and will support her no matter what she chooses to do.  I will do whatever she asks her supporters to do because I turst her judgment.

One thing I will not do is vote for McCain.

Hillary I am with you all the way.

Thank You

TonysGirl

June 5, 2008
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Dave, just another thought! Due to some of the 'so called" Ireporters who have no class, but have to make rude comments, insults to the decent Ireporters, I have another suggestion. The engineers could set up an "ignore botton" on the home page. This way a decent Ireporter who posts something can immediatly click the IGGY button to block the  jerks who cause problems. Have a good one, Nick!

June 5, 2008
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Great idea NICK!!! that was slick ;)

June 7, 2008
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I am sickened by the shallow vindictive self serving and manipulative punditry that has characterized and shaped the direction of this democratic campaign. How dare Gloria Borger open her mouth. How dare you even speak about feminism when not one of you represented the women's movement during the entire campaign while Roland and Jamal commented every single day on CNN how dare you, Candy Crowley even open your mouth about the Clinton Campaign you were hostile from day one. Clinton didn't lose. Obama won. She did nothing wrong. She didn't ignore the caucuses, she never thought that she was entitled she said from day won that she would run like she was 20 points behind and she did. A pox on all your houses. There is no integrity in you. None.

June 7, 2008
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blueileen » I am sickened by the shallow vindictive self serving and manipulative punditry that has characterized and shaped the direction of this democratic campaign. How dare Gloria Borger open her mouth.How can you get paid for talking about what you know nothing about. How dare you even speak about feminism when not one of you, not you Gloria, not you Campbell, certainly not you Candy represented the women's movement during the entire campaign while Roland and Jamal commented every single day on CNN finding racism where there was none. How dare you, Candy Crowley even open your mouth about the Clinton Campaign you were hostile from day one. They even threw you off the bus. Clinton didn't lose. Obama won because you manipulated the news throughout. She did nothing wrong. She didn't ignore the caucuses, they were rigged. She never thought that she was entitled she said from day won that she would run like she was 20 points behind and she did. A pox on all your houses. There is no integrity in you. None.

June 8, 2008
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Dave, there seems to be a problem with postings. It took a few hours for one of my gas quotes to be posted. Like approx. 4 hours until it went up.(Sunday morning)

June 9, 2008
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Wow... so good to see this addressed... i was a first time 'poster' of sorts... and boy o boy did some of the viewers really let loose with the rude comments... so much so that i felt i needed to justify opinion.... i was hesitant but ive also noticed that since i have... there have been no additional negative comments....

 

i couldnt possibly consider posting something so negative and derogatory to another ireporter... but i guess we all cant be me huh?

 

thanks again for addressing the issue.. hopefully everyone will get a chance to read it...

 

:)

June 13, 2008
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Ryn

It's bad guys. For longer than you think.

We come on ireport for relaxation, fun, a hobby. It is not fun to be torn to shreds, or see your ireporter friends attacked. We tried the ignore them trick and it does not work. Granted commenting back just makes it worse. It keeps them rolling.

It is especially hurtful to new reporters like mommiestyles to see the negative activity. No one wants to view a site like this. If I had not been on here for almost three months, with a lot of time invested, I would be scared to death.

We need an edit tool, or block tool of some kind to control these obnoxious people. There are a lot of reporters gone already because of the nasty activity.

I totally agree with Nick and Jan. 100%

June 13, 2008

Hello readers,

just wanted to post and let all know that I have complained to CNNireports of a so called "investigative reporter" they have allowed to post stories here. His name is Robert Paisola. His venom here has shattered so many peoples lives. The garbage story he made up about Odyssey House, it's staff, Albert Nieto, his wife, and this so called "victim" is an outragous slander to all these people. He has posted that story in order to set his scam in motion. He attempted to sell his crap to local media outlets in Utah. Not one of them bought. This scam set up by Paisola, Lindsey Lopez & one other cohort is a clear attempt to blackmail and extort money from Odyssey House. Thankfully they were NOT successful. However, Paisola was allowed to post that horrible story here and it did reach people whos lives are in termoil due to his lies. I personally have made it my mission to expose this guy for who & what he is. So far I have found out he is a convicted sex offender and is right now in jail for a 90 day sentence for failing to register as a sex offender. this is his 3rd time in jail just for that. He has also spent alot of time behind bars for a ton of different criminal behavior. such as: cild pornography, theft by deception, internet infringement, extortion, fraud, filing false loan applications, on & on. He also has so many cival judgements against him for slander, defamation, internet stalking, this list go's on & on as well. 100's of thousands awarded to plantiffs.  he has so many websites for so many different proffessions.... anything or anyone he needs to be at that time to achieve his scandalous goal ... he can become.   This man is really sick ... please beware of robert Paisola.

 

thanks, VeryMad

June 13, 2008

I also want to say that it is my personal mission to make sure that Lyndsey, Robert (who currently sits in jail) and the indide link of Odyssey  (which I KNOW who you are) will pay on a legal basis for your scam.  They have not only created personal, emotionally and life changing damage to Albert, his wife and children which is unbearable... For those of you who read this, I ask THAT YOU PLEAE BE AWARE OF THESE THREE.  The whole reason behind this scam is to get Lyndsey out of Odyssey as she did NOT want to complete and change her life.  I know she CLAIMS to be only 22 or 23, but she does KNOw right from wrong.  Soon Albert's wife will be comming out to tell her side.  She does plan to do a follow up sory with City Weekly located in SLC, UT. Please read when published.  It really is a shame that this has happened and that these three were able to Distroy a family!!!!! all to gain a certificate of completion, which she would not have received because she did NOT graduate.  LYNDSEY - you know you set this up with the help of your scammers.  Which does NOT excuse your PART.  The story again was a fraud with NO facts!!!! How CNNIREPORT allowed such a stroy to be prined on the site is unbelievable!!!!! Numerous complants have been filed against them and will continue until a response is received.  I sure hope you enjoyed your time in Mexico LYNDSEY...it will be your last for a long time. I hope the readers of this story have the common sense to know this story is NOT true and has been completely falsified.

 

Again I do feel sorry for you LYNDSEY as you also fell for this, but you are NOT THE VICTIM!!!!!

 

VERY VERY MAD!

June 13, 2008
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I really think that you ought to take a look at Youtube and even Myspace and the tools that protect the civility for the poster, not to mention the safety... iReport is a reflection of CNN... and while the guidelines are a voluntary start, there are buttons that would help insure that individual posters could help monitor the quality of the discussion... Right now there is a ton of stalking, insults and other serious and juvenile stuff that actually reflects poorly on CNN as a serious media organization.

 

Certainly the Email also needs a button that allows the iReporter to block certain emailers.

June 14, 2008
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Dave, there is a few people on here that are obsessed with Superstars and good Ireporters. They are full of harassment, etc. They should be removed, or a block comment button should be installed.  "Eilorthurt" is the latest scab who stalks good reporters.

June 18, 2008
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It is sasd to see ireporter dropping out because they feel harrassed or threatened.  Any chance we can get better editing capabitilities of comments on our own articles, or from people we don't want to email us, as TibetVideos points out? It might make this process a little less stressful for some people, although I don't know how difficult it would be to initiate. Thanks in advance for any improvements you can make. Overall, the site is terrific. --All the best!

June 20, 2008
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Ryn

I see a number of missing reporters.

This is very sad.

July 4, 2008
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i left for about a month (lost track) lost my superstar "power" but i came back with a different attitude. I am ignoring the one star ratings, I am ignoring the repugnant and ignorant comments, and the personal attacks. I have clipped my bio to barely nothing, so people don't continue to make up things about me, a person whom they don't even know. If we can't get help to delete these personal attacks, well, then we should just ignore them. I had worked hard on reports and achieved my superstar status and lost it. Sometimes things that you think will be all in good fun, turn out to give you spikes in your blood pressure. No more. Superstar status was lost; health was not.

July 20, 2008
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Hey Dave, the clowns are starting again. They have no profiles, no postings. They should be barred!!!!

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