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Old 22nd December 2012, 08:18 AM   #921
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You think that petition is an astroturf job, then?
I dont exactly know what you mean by astroturf job, but I'm sensing you mean fake or smokescreen.
One things for sure it reads like a Freeman on the land NOUI&COR.
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Old 22nd December 2012, 10:28 AM   #922
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Astroturfing refers to political, advertising or public relations campaigns that are designed to mask the sponsors of the message to give the appearance of coming from a disinterested, grassroots participant. Astroturfing is intended to give the statements the credibility of an independent entity by withholding information about the source's financial connection.
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Old 23rd December 2012, 05:49 AM   #923
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http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/366665

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Old 23rd December 2012, 11:19 AM   #924
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Mr Mulholland told a national newspaper that he had already appointed “outside counsel” to conduct an independent review of the evidence and found Megrahi’s conviction was sound.
Who was the outside council? I'd love to know on what basis anyone can call the conviction sound. The SCCRC found 6 grounds and it didn't have some of the evidence now available.
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Old 24th December 2012, 04:19 AM   #925
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Apparently the editor of the Sunday Express pressed Mulholland quite hard to reveal the name, but he said this would not be appropriate.

This is getting absolutely surreal. But there's something about the scent of people who don't seem to be quite as clever as they think they are entering panic mode which encourages me greatly.

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