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Signed On Feb 12, 2012, 10:27
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization May 24, 2018, 10:51 Simon Says
 
If Apple made a car, you'd have to return it to Apple to get it repaired...  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse May 23, 2018, 16:48 Simon Says
 
Task wrote on May 23, 2018, 16:31:
jdreyer wrote on May 23, 2018, 12:33:
Good news about The Expanse.

Yeah man, love the books and enjoy how dedicated they are to getting the book story beat for beat in live action.

Not exactly "beat for beat", but close enough
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 22, 2018, 20:27 Simon Says
 
DangerDog wrote on May 22, 2018, 19:24:
The only way the deep state will get Trump to stop tweeting is to pry his phone from his cold dead hands.

They'll let their useful baby idiot keep it's toy, as long as it suits their interests, and so far it definitely does. Never before has this country been more divided. It's Divide Et Impera on steroids and they're laughing at the plebs ( like you ) all the way to the bank.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
19. Re: Morning Metaverse May 22, 2018, 17:57 Simon Says
 
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2018, 13:33:
Bernie... admits he's a socialist. Socialist = far left. Period.

It's not about labels. North Korea labeled themselves a "democratic republic", but its as democratic as the Roman empire was. Labels mean jack shit.

It's about THE POLICIES. He's advocating for social democrat policies. And newsflash, social democrat policies on the absolute left to right scale are slightly right of center.

Left of social democrat policies are democratic socialism policies, which is located slightly left of center. Then moving more onto the center left you get into industrial democratic policies, ( like those of Noam Chomsky where he advocates for worker/cooperatives owned means of production with decentralized/anti-authoritarian decisional powers through local worker voting ), push even more to the left and you get into the realm of socialism, even more to the left is getting rid of money and actual communism.

Is Bernie advocating for worker owned means of production, to disassemble corporations into factory sized units which each factory's production decisions being voted upon by the workers? No... So he's not even center left, guaranteed.

Universal healthcare ( and all the other policies Sanders put forward ) are SOCIAL DEMOCRAT policies, like those used in Scandinavian countries, which happens to be, as stated earlier... slightly right of center. SHOCKING!

You have no left at all in the US, NONE. And newsflash, even Bernie is located slightly right of center. Hillary/Dems are center right and Trump/GOP are of course far right.

And no, California doesn't have any social democrat policies at the moment, nor does it have any democratic socialism policies and even less industrial democracy policies, so it's NOT left and heck it's not even slightly right of center. It's far left only inside the limited Overton window of the US which is entirely located on the right in the absolute left-right scale, and on this scale, you know, the REAL one, Cali is between center right and slightly right of center. It's right of Canada in most of their policies, with Canada being pretty much a social democrat country.

You only think you have a left, because you've been told to think that by your media... you don't.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse May 22, 2018, 12:50 Simon Says
 
Cutter wrote on May 22, 2018, 12:25:
It's back? When did it ever go away? No, what the author is confused about is that the far right is rising the world over in response to the silent majority being persecuted by and subjected to the whims of the far left. Obviously there had to be a reaction to it at some point. Unchecked liberal democracy is squarely where the blame lies.

LOL, far left? WHAT FAR LEFT? The "far left" of the world is the "far left" of the US and newsflash, the US's Overton window has gone so far into the right that centrist to slightly right leaning policies are considered EXTREME LEFT and those that try to push them forward with massive populist support according to polls, like Sanders are considered RADICALS and framed as LUNATICS in the mainstream media and as DANGEROUS by both establishment parties with red scare McCarthyism words like Communist and Socialist thrown around.

When's the last time you saw a center left like say Chomsky on US's mainstream media? The 80's?

This is what the US's Overton Window ( and by association, the world's, since the US empire = world ) looks like: https://imgur.com/a/YJUrpSZ

Now if you want to complain about welfare, fine, but the only welfare that has bipartisan support is corporate/rich welfare. As an example, just look at how totally bloated the offense budget is and how much the media are fighting to manufacture consent for wars as well as come up with new boogeymen every few years to sell their weapons and keep bleeding the world dry.

Have you heard the media complain when they shifted the debt burden to the poor in favor of tax cuts for the 1%?

Trillions in debt for corporate welfare ( wars ), np, trillion dollar tax cut, np. Slightly right leaning centrist policies that would cost LESS put forward by Sanders? LOL FU.

If anything, centrist to slightly right leaning policies for corporations and rich fucks = good, centrist to slightly right leaning policies for the poor = lol fuck you.

It's welfare for the rich right now. There is trillions spent on war and offense budgets that is directly or indirectly, CORPORATE WELFARE. And billions more spent on advertising to manufacture your consent for it to continue.

Strange Cutter, sometimes I completely agree with you and you make complete sense and then sometimes you come up with pure BS like this and I can't help but facepalm. The DOUBLE STANDARD between welfare for corps/rich = good vs welfare for the poor = bad is completely transparent, yet you can't see it?!? How do you manage such a self-deception? I really wonder...

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Fascism is back. Blame the Internet May 22, 2018, 12:39 Simon Says
 
Acleacius wrote on May 22, 2018, 11:34:
Isn't that what the article said or are you just repeating it for effect?

I wonder if we read the same article then... No, there's no repetition, it's just busting the scapegoating of the tool instead of looking at the real root causes for the use of the tool.

I mean "the Internet has not spread liberty around the world" as if it wasn't the users...
"The fascist psychology of the Internet" as if the Internet had a psychology...

I know he watered down some of these statements, but damn, if that isn't scapegoating + clickbaity title, I don't know what is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Fascism is back. Blame the Internet May 22, 2018, 11:01 Simon Says
 
"Fascism is back. Blame the Internet"

Which is pretty much like saying, nuclear bombs are back, blame uranium. Or spliting people in half is back, blame chainsaws.

It's not the internet, it's HOW WE USE IT. As for the why we use it that way. Well, look no further than the need for control.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 22, 2018, 07:56 Simon Says
 
Cutter wrote on May 21, 2018, 21:56:
Bitcoin is an energy hog: New numbers suggest how big a problem it is

Time to ban this shit already.

A lot of Quebec municipalities have banned it, they were looking to leech off our cheap hydro power like bloody vampires. But I bet some have succeeded selling it to clueless and/or corrupt mayors and are guzzling as we speak.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup May 22, 2018, 07:49 Simon Says
 
I wonder how realistic they'll make it...

Will stealing houses from innocents through civil asset forfeiture be rewarded? Can you buy new toys for you and your fellow colleagues with the money collected?

Will shooting random innocent unarmed black men in the back be rewarded?

Will serving and protecting your plutocrat masters's interests be rewarded?

Or will it be a propaganda piece with "to protect and serve" the average civilian?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2018, 05:10 Simon Says
 
Cutter wrote on May 20, 2018, 23:40:
Real Trek, for me, are eps like The Spectre of the Gun and The Drumhead from TNG.

Yup, those kind of episodes were indeed the best. The drumhead and the other classics are still very much relevant even today. STDs episodes just fade away as soon as they are consumed, it's just pop candy entertainment.

TNG S1-2 were pretty bad overall but they had more classics than the STD infection will ever have, like The Measure of a Man, Where Silence Has Lease and The Arsenal of Freedom. While S3 and onward are literally jam packed with them with too many to list.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2018, 15:40 Simon Says
 
That ST Arstechnica article... I can only cheer at the ownage in the comment section.

"Star Trek is still dead, FYI. The reboot movies and reboot TV series share almost nothing in common with the ideals and themes Star Trek TV shows were built around. They're a continuation of the modern trend of cinema where special effects and interpersonal drama come first, and the story is a distant afterthought."

That and Picard would say: "There are TEN films... *strolls out of the Cardassian torture chamber and mumbles under his breath as he goes out of the entrance* and spare me the STDs, The Orville or bust."
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
19. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 20, 2018, 07:18 Simon Says
 
Suppa7, that was sarcasm...  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
8. Re: Saturday Metaverse May 20, 2018, 07:14 Simon Says
 
"Switched to 'do the right thing'"

Malleable and open to interpretation... It can mean almost anything, perfectly suits the pursuit of profit at the expense of everything else. "I was doing the right thing for our quarterly/shareholders/bottom line."
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
14. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 19, 2018, 09:06 Simon Says
 
jdreyer wrote on May 19, 2018, 09:04:
Why is Canada so unproductive compared to the US??

Don't you know? We're lazy socialists! xD
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
12. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 19, 2018, 08:53 Simon Says
 
TheVocalMinority wrote on May 19, 2018, 02:19:
RedEye9 wrote on May 18, 2018, 19:18:
But we all know it's really because Canada does not have any masculinity, amirite asmodai? Rolleyes

/rubbs belly

People are still murdered in Canada.

Yes... at a stageringly lower rate, per capita, in Canada to be equivalent to 1 year in the US, it would take 5 years of murders.

And for school shootings... When was the last in Canada? 2 years ago.

You had 16 since the start of 2018 which implicated people dying... Let's see how far back we have to go in Canada to have 16 deadly school shootings...

1884, I'm not kidding... Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_shooting#Canada

In 5 months you've had as many deadly school shootings as Canada since 1884. We've had 19 total since then, but 3 had no casualties.

I rest my case

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 17, 2018, 01:05 Simon Says
 
Cutter wrote on May 16, 2018, 23:39:
Suck it Pai! Suck it long. Suck it hard.

Don't worry, he'll continue to suck his masters at ISPs and felch them too while he's at it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
12. Re: Sunday Mobilization May 13, 2018, 18:31 Simon Says
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 13, 2018, 15:18:
Far from creating a new norm where lying is widely accepted, this administration has ignited a focus on truth and ethics.

The fire will make something good grow.

For that to happen, the US political scene would need to implode. Dems lie, Reps lie, and they're both wildly unethical in their own ways.

The fire needs to burn both parties to the ground if you want anything good to grow. Otherwise it'll just be business as usual...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 11, 2018, 22:59 Simon Says
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 11, 2018, 18:15:
Meanwhile Intel SSD's crash the latest Windows 10 service pack.

Just Say No to robot dogs. WARNING: Video get's bloody at 1:40 with BLack Mirror Metalhead footage.


Nothing in there about Optane
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 6, 2018, 17:35 Simon Says
 
jdreyer wrote on May 6, 2018, 15:52:
verybad1 wrote on May 6, 2018, 14:49:
Alright smart kids. Come down here so you can be an arrogant dickweed and talk to your Barista's or Waiters like you're a higher species.

They're Canadians, not French.

There are French Canadians... I am!
 
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