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Maybe we should deploy a contingent of commenters on her blog. Let's see if she (or other commenters) notice ET that way.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 10:12:44 AM EST
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HAve you seen the commentators she attracts? It's almost all the looney anti-EU crowd ranting crudely.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 10:14:41 AM EST
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That will make us really noticeable to her if we start commenting and sign our contributions "Joe Blogger - European Tribune".

Though every time I've tried to read the blog of a politician or journalist I've found them boring. Even the blogs of those columnists whose contributions to newspapers I enjoy.

Juan Cole, Rahul mahajan, Zeynep Toufe, Riverbend, Stan Goff are the few personal blogs that I have read with any regularity, but that was when I lived in the US...

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 10:19:02 AM EST
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We should agree a regular hour when we go over to nag poor Margot about this or that, so that we are noticeable abobe the British Eurosceptic chatter (which when we are there maybe we should confront, two fronts war).

I propose every Friday afternoon, say 13h CE[S]T (12h for Colman & Migeru).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 11:51:52 AM EST
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Isn't it better to just go in each day and each of us drop one comment when convenient?


A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 11:54:52 AM EST
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As you probably can imagine by now, no: we would go under in the midst of silly chatter that will mostly be ignored due to the trolls and the EU peoples' high-handedness (BTW the question of which came first could be a chicken-and-egg problem).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jun 20th, 2006 at 08:24:38 AM EST
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What are we going to do, debate among ourselves on her blog? That makes no sense.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 20th, 2006 at 08:34:27 AM EST
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No, I guess we'd take turns debating the moderator (and getting across his filter), some trolls present at the moment, and make all relevant points we then want to make.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jun 20th, 2006 at 08:37:15 AM EST
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Not a bad idea - I can see some interaction on ET as well when a particular debatable topic pops up and recopy it into a diary to be posted here.

At a minumum success rate, we'll draw a few trolls to ET!

BTW, I just did an attempt to go through the Walstrom blog. I feel rather filthy now. And we thought ET had troubles with mutliple languages...

by Nomad on Tue Jun 20th, 2006 at 11:15:54 AM EST
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I feel tempted to write Ms. W's blog off, honestly.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Jun 20th, 2006 at 11:38:12 AM EST
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I think I'd agree. The blog's a PR exercise of the "Have Your Say" kind. The consultations may be a more solid base for communication.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Jun 21st, 2006 at 01:54:50 AM EST
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Assuming you're a stakeholder...

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jun 21st, 2006 at 03:07:42 AM EST
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She mentions (but forgets to link) a site called Debate Europe which was launched in march but I didn't know about (I wasn't paying attention). Has anyone checked it out?

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 10:22:28 AM EST
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If that's what you get for consulting citizens I see why they're not all that enthusiastic.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 10:29:53 AM EST
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They have a discussion forum with three broad areas:
  • Europe's economic and social development
  • Feeling towards Europe and the Union's tasks
  • Europe's borders and its role in the world


A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 19th, 2006 at 10:33:38 AM EST
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