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#21 LFC

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 09:39 AM

View Postindy, on 10 January 2021 - 08:06 PM, said:

There is scuttlebutt that Trump is suing Twitter "based on the novel argument that these social media giants denied his free-speech rights in COORDINATION with Democrat GOVERNMENT officials to whom they donate and with whom they privately communicate".

I assume Powell and/or Giuliani will be leading the charge.

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" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 09:47 AM

View Postindy, on 10 January 2021 - 08:06 PM, said:

There is scuttlebutt that Trump is suing Twitter "based on the novel argument that these social media giants denied his free-speech rights in COORDINATION with Democrat GOVERNMENT officials to whom they donate and with whom they privately communicate".

I assume Powell and/or Giuliani will be leading the charge.

All seriousness aside. (<< MAJOR points if you know the origin of this phrase)

Does President Trump have other means of "communicating with the faithful" ? (Let's ignore the "Bully pulpit".) He obviously can't get on the usual places, but can he set up his own website ? WIll the sites have a spell checker ? Or has he been banned from those servers also ?
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"I can't go out because of the virus" sounds whiny and boring. I'm going with: "I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands." because it sounds more valiant and heroic. As a bonus, people might think you're carrying a sword.

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Its theorized if you put enough monkeys together with typewriters, eventually they'll write Shakespeare. But first, they write Trump speeches.

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I get it. They had a guy ratf**k the post office. They filled the courts with hacks. They spent a ton of money. They filed so many lawsuits. They even started a riot ! It’s so unfair that they went to all that trouble and still lost. Anonymous

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 09:49 AM

View Postandydp, on 11 January 2021 - 09:47 AM, said:

Does President Trump have other means of "communicating with the faithful" ? (Let's ignore the "Bully pulpit".) He obviously can't get on the usual places, but can he set up his own website ? WIll the sites have a spell checker ? Or has he been banned from those servers also ?

8chan ... if they can keep it running.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 09:58 AM

https://twitter.com/...103348466028544


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Parler goes offline following suspensions by Amazon, Apple and Google

Parler has gone offline after a decision by Amazon to remove the site from its web hosting services went into effect at 11.59pm Pacific time on Sunday. Parler CEO John Matze said the site “will likely be down longer than expected,” adding that “most people with enough servers to host us have shut their doors to us.” Apple suspended the Parler app from the App Store on Saturday, following Google who removed it from the Google Play Store on Friday.
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Posted 11 January 2021 - 10:14 AM

View PostRue Bella, on 11 January 2021 - 09:58 AM, said:


I guess being a major supporter of insurrection doesn't play well with other companies.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 11:10 AM

View PostLFC, on 11 January 2021 - 09:49 AM, said:

8chan ... if they can keep it running.
NFL stadiums are idle most of the time. He needs that drug hit of cheering lunatics.

Zeppelin Field is still available, if Germany will let him visit.
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Posted 11 January 2021 - 12:17 PM

View Postpnwguy, on 11 January 2021 - 11:10 AM, said:

NFL stadiums are idle most of the time. He needs that drug hit of cheering lunatics.

Zeppelin Field is still available, if Germany will let him visit.

I understand the Chernobyl site is open.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 11 January 2021 - 12:19 PM

Isn't Fox, OAN, and Newsmax enough for him?

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 06:34 AM

View Postpnwguy, on 11 January 2021 - 11:10 AM, said:

NFL stadiums are idle most of the time. He needs that drug hit of cheering lunatics.

Zeppelin Field is still available, if Germany will let him visit.

Zeppelin Field? For three ecstatic seconds I thought it said Zephyr Teachout. Then for another three I thought: is this some woman who reckons she can do a Stormy Daniels on him? Then sanity broke in.

But these several-second hallucinations are becoming worryingly frequent. My nearest and dearest have put on speed dial the nice young persons in their clean white coats[1] with their padded van.

Seriously, though, I'm sure that Mr and Mrs Field, of Nirgendsburg, Montana (pop. 372) had a perfectly acceptable reason to name their daughter Zeppelin. And the precedent of Bristol, Trig, Track and Trace Palin is not an acceptable reason.
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Posted 12 January 2021 - 09:24 AM

Someone here said at the inception of Parler, it was prone to hacking and basically an ID Thief's dream,

Looks like the FBI is very interested.

Every Deleted Parler Post, Many With Users' Location Data, Has Been Archived

In the wake of the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by scores of President Trump’s supporters, a lone researcher began an effort to catalogue the posts of social media users across Parler, a platform founded to provide conservative users a safe haven for uninhibited “free speech” — but which ultimately devolved into a hotbed of far-right conspiracy theories, unchecked racism, and death threats aimed at prominent politicians.

The researcher, who asked to be referred to by her Twitter handle, @donk_enby, began with the goal of archiving every post from January 6, the day of the Capitol riot; what she called a bevy of “very incriminating” evidence. According to the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, among other sources, Parler is one of a several apps used by the insurrections to coordinate their breach of the Capitol, in a plan to overturn the 2020 election results and keep Donald Trump in power.



Every Deleted Parler Post, Many With Users' Location Data, Has Been Archived (gizmodo.com)
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.
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“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”

Margaret Thatcher


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"I can't go out because of the virus" sounds whiny and boring. I'm going with: "I've sworn an oath of solitude until the pestilence is purged from the lands." because it sounds more valiant and heroic. As a bonus, people might think you're carrying a sword.

FB posting


Its theorized if you put enough monkeys together with typewriters, eventually they'll write Shakespeare. But first, they write Trump speeches.

FB Posting



Calumny is only the noise of madmen. — Diogenes


When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff. Marcus Tullius Cicero


What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.

Donald Trump

I get it. They had a guy ratf**k the post office. They filled the courts with hacks. They spent a ton of money. They filed so many lawsuits. They even started a riot ! It’s so unfair that they went to all that trouble and still lost. Anonymous

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 03:43 PM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 12 January 2021 - 06:34 AM, said:

But these several-second hallucinations are becoming worryingly frequent. My nearest and dearest have put on speed dial the nice young persons in their clean white coats[1] with their padded van.


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Posted 12 January 2021 - 06:56 PM

View PostAnBr, on 12 January 2021 - 03:43 PM, said:



I wonder if some psych ops team could hack into the White House to run this on continuous loop on all the tvs in the building.

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 11:51 AM

NYT has a column about Facebook and 3 people who hit on election fraud and COVID fraud, found instant gratification, and continue to use it. It's clear that 2 of the 3 were attention hounds anyway.

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Mr. McGee is 26, a soft-spoken college student and an Army veteran from Augusta, Ga. Look at his Facebook activity today, and you’ll find a stream of pro-Trump fanfare and conspiracy theories.

But for years, his feed was unremarkable — a place to post photos of family and friends, musings about love and motivational advice.

That changed after the presidential election, when he began posting about what he believed was suspicious activity around the vote.

He saw a sharp rise in engagement — more than 50 comments and nearly a dozen shares.

On Nov. 6, he wrote that he’d “rather die on my feet than live on my knees,” garnering 106 comments and 134 likes.
A post about Democrats supporting slavery in the 1800s received even more attention. Within weeks, he was committing nearly all his time to sharing what he learned from the Stop the Steal movement. He started a Facebook group, Win the Win, with the goal of overturning the election results. Tens of thousands of people joined in just weeks. Mr. McGee, who uses the pseudonym Dom Lucre on Facebook, wrote in the group that a “storm was coming,” a common QAnon reference, getting 440 comments and 1,500 likes.

Suddenly he had followers: “Thank you for helping we the people to wake up and see the truth, and see how we’ve been lied to for way too long,” one commented. “Thank you Dom!”

By the time he drove from Tennessee to Washington to march on the Capitol, his Facebook group had swelled to more than 61,000 members, and he was eager to meet some of them in person.

“Everyone has some type of thing that gave them a spark,” he said in an interview last week. “Facebook just so happened to be mine.”






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