VaranDragon wrote on Nov 13, 2020, 14:25:Saboth wrote on Nov 13, 2020, 13:16:
Some people might not remember history. Throughout history, enemy agents and spies would attempt to influence the population of a nation through misinformation and propaganda. This might be by dropping pamphlets over a city, getting spies put into prominent positions, starting cells of agents to turn the population against their own government and country. These days, all you need is internet access, FB, Twitter, Youtube. There is a reason countries fought enemy propaganda and seditionists. It's because they can do severe damage to a country's stability. Right now, the USA has been weakened severely by this, and we've lost our role as a world leader. Our citizens are suffering, our elections are undermined, and there is confusion and panic. That's why this isn't purely a "free speech" issue. It's a national security issue (although few would admit that).
Throughout history this has always been overexaggarated, the first half of the 20th century is proof of this. Especially in the US and the communist red scare witch-hunts in the 50s which were in itself a bigger threat to freedoms, free speech and democracy than communism ever was. The communist countries had their own versions of this, to keep the populace in fear of western decadency, sociopathy and imperialism.
It's all propaganda, and if you believe any of it you are just buying into the propaganda the same way people buy into most of the bullshit that keeps floating up on the internet online.
WaltC wrote on Nov 13, 2020, 12:02:
One of these days, Twitter and Facebook will become educated on the 1st Amendment and what that means in America, and come to understand that the last thing Americans want or need is censorship. Given a healthy mix of facts and opinion, most Americans are fully capable of making up their own minds. I predict first-amendment free speech will out last the censors at Twitter and Facebook, easily. Remarkable to see the need for those lessons in 2020!
Krodge wrote on Nov 11, 2020, 18:33:
The a tiktok issue was because the ccp was repeatedly caught using it to harvest peoples private data.
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Nov 11, 2020, 20:47:
Watching liberals heads asplode makes me giggle.
The evidence of voter fraud is ridiculous. we could do without tik tok and liberals
NamecaF wrote on Nov 12, 2020, 01:40:
Bloody hell. Talk about overreacting, and removing content from games like those Watch Dogs Legion Pod Casts is fucking ridiculous. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GAME OR ITS CONTENT!
jdreyer wrote on Nov 11, 2020, 20:28:RedEye9 wrote on Nov 11, 2020, 17:58:Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 11, 2020, 09:11:Qaren is a QAnon believing Karen
The Q Anon stuff is amazing to me. I mean I figured out before the 6th grade that all the things I was being told in church and Sunday School didn't seem to add up. And yet adults fall for the Q Anon stuff. It causes me great concern when considering the future of humanity.
"She fell into QAnon and went viral for destroying a Target mask display."
This barbie dolls head pops off with nary a tug.
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Did you read the whole story? The woman clearly suffered a psychotic break. Had she been reading anti-vaxxer stuff instead of QAnon, she would have broken at the site of Target's "Free flu vaccine" signs instead of the mask display. The sad thing is most of the QAnon believers aren't psychotic.
jdreyer wrote on Nov 11, 2020, 18:25:Cutter wrote on Nov 11, 2020, 16:28:
No, you think the sky is falling when it isn't. Just like the flu most people who get it aren't in any real danger or have no long term health problems. Jesus Christ, morbidly obese 72 year old Donald Trump and his cabinet all got it an they're fine. Get a grip.
Dude, Trump and his staff had immediate intervention with the best and most expensive healthcare in the world. He was given experimental treatments not available to anyone else.
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 11, 2020, 14:07:RedEye9 wrote on Nov 11, 2020, 13:13:Well, the modern stereotype... not the 70s/80s stereotype...
The only computer guy stereotype I know of was the IBM suit. First I heard of shorts.
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 11, 2020, 09:18:
I used to do that... wore shorts pretty much until it was cold enough that I had to start wearing winter coats and switching back to shorts as soon as the temperatures hit 50 again. Over the years though I've switched to shorts at home, jeans everywhere else. Not entirely sure when or why that happened, at least partially it is because I am more susceptible to cold than I was when I was younger. Getting old sucks.
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 10, 2020, 15:19:
I've been expecting the corporate culture (and others) to chuck the idea of ties for quite some time now. But for whatever reason it appears to be very resilient. Definitely a culture thing I simply do not understand...
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 10, 2020, 14:20:Beamer wrote on Nov 10, 2020, 11:52:I was thinking of you when I made that post because we had previously discussed denim. https://www.weargustin.com/store/jeans-394-the-21
Most of my jeans are the heavy Japanese selvedge RedEye mentions. Nearly all need to be soaked, because they're unsanforized, so they shrink considerably.
What they too frequently don't tell you is that yeah, the waist shrinks an inch, but it also stretches back out. Well, if you don't wash them after every single wear, but if you do, there's no point to buying raw denim.
The shrinking is more for getting the length right, since they don't get enough strain there to stretch back out.
Wearing them wet would indeed be a nightmare. What you did is right - soak them in a warm bathtub, let'm drip dry overnight, then throw them on.
jdreyer wrote on Nov 9, 2020, 02:21:Ozmodan wrote on Nov 8, 2020, 17:00:TheBigVlad wrote on Nov 8, 2020, 10:46:Beamer wrote on Nov 8, 2020, 10:00:
He didn't do much with jobs. The trend line was the same as Obama.
That's something that people just don't seem to get. They see Trump as some kind of big job creator, when in reality he did nothing to improve job growth over Obama. Nothing at all. A third Obama term would have been better for jobs, or at least the same as under Trump. Certainly not any worse.
Sure like to know where you got the 300k more deaths, because the actual statistics do not support your contention, right now we are up 87k deaths for the same period last year. Hard to say what a third Obama term would have been job wise, but he most certainly did improve job growth a lot. I personally despise the man, but I just won't make up fake numbers like you do to support your made up story.
Here you go. From three weeks ago.The report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that 299,028 more people died between Jan. 26 and Oct. 3 than the average numbers from past years would have indicated.
CDC said that about 216,000 U.S. deaths from the coronavirus had been reported by the middle of this month. "This might underestimate the total impact of the pandemic on mortality," it said.
"There are many factors that could contribute to an increase in deaths indirectly due to the pandemic, with disruptions to health care being one factor," study author Lauren Rossen, from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, told Reuters.
The count could miss deaths indirectly related to the pandemic, caused by disruptions in healthcare access or utilization, and from conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and respiratory diseases, the report said. But it also could reflect rises in non-COVID-19 related deaths.
PropheT wrote on Nov 9, 2020, 01:36:Beamer wrote on Nov 8, 2020, 17:47:
Can you provide me a single example of Twitter and Facebook being biased?
Mark Zuckerberg reportedly signed off on a Facebook algorithm change that throttled traffic to progressive news sites — and one site says that quiet change cost it $400,000 to $600,000 a year
Facebook reportedly skirted its own rules to protect conservatives from disciplinary measures
Facebook serves as an echo chamber, especially for conservatives. Blame its algorithm.
But when we analyzed the average partisan slant of each user’s news site visits, we found a surprising pattern. Facebook and Reddit shape the news consumption of their conservative users in dramatically different ways. In months when a typical conservative visited Facebook more than usual, they read news that was about 30 percent more conservative than the online news they usually read. In contrast, during months when a typical conservative used Reddit more than usual, they read news that was far less conservative — about 50 percent more moderate than what they typically read.
There's more, but that gives a general idea.