Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples


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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Muddle \Mud"dle\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Muddled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Muddling}.] [From {Mud}.]

1. To make turbid, or muddy, as water. [Obs.]

He did ill to muddle the water. --L'Estrange.

2. To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially.

Epicurus seems to have had brains so muddled and confounded, that he scarce ever kept in the right way. --Bentley.

Often drunk, always muddled. --Arbuthnot.

3. To waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated. [R.]

They muddle it [money] away without method or object, and without having anything to show for it. --Hazlitt.

4. To mix confusedly; to confuse; to make a mess of; as, to muddle matters; also, to perplex; to mystify. --F. W. Newman.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Muddle \Mud"dle\, verb (used without an object)

1. To dabble in mud. [Obs.] --Swift.

2. To think and act in a confused, aimless way.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Muddle \Mud"dle\, noun A state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual cloudiness or dullness.

We both grub on in a muddle. --Dickens.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a confused multitude of things [syn: {clutter}, {jumble}, {muddle}, {fuddle}, {mare's nest}, {welter}, {smother}]

2: informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage" [syn: {fix}, {hole}, {jam}, {mess}, {muddle}, {pickle}, {kettle of fish}]


1: make into a puddle; "puddled mire" [syn: {muddle}, {puddle}]

2: mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues" [syn: {addle}, {muddle}, {puddle}]

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Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.


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