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We added a Blue's News Twitter Account almost 10 years ago, offering a simple feed of news stories posted here. This felt like a good idea at the time, but I've grown increasingly concerned that flooding followers with tweets that just contained headlines and links back to here was not what everyone was hoping to get. This is borne out by the large number of users who end up unfollowing shortly after following. So Frans and I did a little overdue brainstorming and came up with what we think is a better way to make use of Twitter. After today, rather than tweeting out one of those short tweets for almost every story, we will be notifying followers of fewer stories, concentrating of topics of greater interest. At least one story per update will still go up, though, even if it is not major, as this can serve notice that the news page is updated. These tweets will also now include as much of the story as fits within Twitter's structure to be more informative. Finally, the feature that intentionally spaced out multiple tweets by one minute each is no longer in place. This was well-intentioned, but probably ill-advised, as causes followers to get repeated notifications over the course of 10 or 15 minutes, which seems spammy. We feel these changes will make this more useful for everyone. We also hope this is not going to upset those who liked the way this worked before, so please feel free to offer feedback on the plan.

R.I.P.: Jeffrey Epstein dead after apparent suicide in New York jail.

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31. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2019, 00:12 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2019, 17:17:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 11, 2019, 15:15:
VoodooV wrote on Aug 11, 2019, 09:08:
jeesus fucking christ. Anyone who spouts a conspiracy theory should be immediately committed for a year.

Either you have evidence, or STFU and "an internet site told me so" doesn't count.
You obviously work for the deep state and are trying to undermine the truth: that Clinton and Trump joined forces, bribed their way into the prison, took out Epstein, and made it look like suicide. There is no other way to read the evidence. Attempts to prove otherwise will be obvious ploys on your part to cast doubt on the truth.
The man was under suicide watch, "they Watched him commit suicide."

Is it still "suicide" if you do it at gunpoint, with electrodes attached to your scrotum, and your family is threatened with violence?
 
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30. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2019, 17:17 RedEye9
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 11, 2019, 15:15:
VoodooV wrote on Aug 11, 2019, 09:08:
jeesus fucking christ. Anyone who spouts a conspiracy theory should be immediately committed for a year.

Either you have evidence, or STFU and "an internet site told me so" doesn't count.
You obviously work for the deep state and are trying to undermine the truth: that Clinton and Trump joined forces, bribed their way into the prison, took out Epstein, and made it look like suicide. There is no other way to read the evidence. Attempts to prove otherwise will be obvious ploys on your part to cast doubt on the truth.
The man was under suicide watch, "they Watched him commit suicide."
 
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2019, 16:58 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 11, 2019, 15:15:
VoodooV wrote on Aug 11, 2019, 09:08:
jeesus fucking christ. Anyone who spouts a conspiracy theory should be immediately committed for a year.

Either you have evidence, or STFU and "an internet site told me so" doesn't count.
You obviously work for the deep state and are trying to undermine the truth: that Clinton and Trump joined forces, bribed their way into the prison, took out Epstein, and made it look like suicide. There is no other way to read the evidence. Attempts to prove otherwise will be obvious ploys on your part to cast doubt on the truth.
I was just listening to a story on NPR about some guy who was caught in a FBI sting for attempting to blowup a BLM building. Turns out his co-conspirators were undercover FBI agents. Initially, the story seemingly leans right, this guy had started his own militia and a lot of the people in it were undercover agents. Who kind of lead him down the path to doing the bombing. It makes you wonder if 1) would he have done it without the agents showing the way and 2) why were they worried about this guy to begin with?

But as they talk to this guy (he is now out on parole) the story leans back left as it becomes pretty clear this guy is a conspiracy nut, believing in the deep state, he thinks that Islamists are taking over the country, and every other right wing nuttery you can think of. And as I listened I realized, a significant portion of the country would be completely split on which side the story was supporting. That is a big part of the problem. People hear what they want to hear. They don't expend any effort to think through what they have heard and try to reach their own conclusions -- they already know the truth...
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2019, 15:15 jdreyer
 
VoodooV wrote on Aug 11, 2019, 09:08:
jeesus fucking christ. Anyone who spouts a conspiracy theory should be immediately committed for a year.

Either you have evidence, or STFU and "an internet site told me so" doesn't count.
You obviously work for the deep state and are trying to undermine the truth: that Clinton and Trump joined forces, bribed their way into the prison, took out Epstein, and made it look like suicide. There is no other way to read the evidence. Attempts to prove otherwise will be obvious ploys on your part to cast doubt on the truth.
 
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The land in Minecraft is flat, Minecraft simulates the Earth, ergo the Earth is flat.
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2019, 09:08 VoodooV
 
jeesus fucking christ. Anyone who spouts a conspiracy theory should be immediately committed for a year.

Either you have evidence, or STFU and "an internet site told me so" doesn't count.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2019, 09:03 Beamer
 
Why do right wingers ignore his connection to right wingers? Such as, y'know, the president?

Also, he was a 66 year old that lived on private islands that was guaranteed going to prison for raping children. Why is suicide surprising?
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue - Epstein Aug 11, 2019, 06:31 Jonjonz
 
The first thing one of my friends said when Epstein was arrested was, "this will never go to trial, he will conveniently become dead very soon." Big Surprise. Investigation shut down. Lots of fat cats off the hook, and this can go back under the rug.  
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2019, 04:07  Frans 
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Aug 10, 2019, 15:18:
Great move on Twitter. Please do the same with Facebook. I "liked" the page but I had to unfollow it due to flooding.
Frequent updating there ceased after March 20, 2018. All updating, in fact.
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2019, 01:49 Jivaro
 
yeah..I am not really seeing how his death benefits anyone. Cats out of the bag. Documents are there. Victims are talking or have talked. If victims start falling off cliffs or if this had happened back when he was first incarcerated I might go get my tin foil hat of +10 psychic defense. As it is, I just feel sorry for the victims, some of whom I am sure feel like justice has been yanked from them.

As rich as this dude was, the conspiracy might just end up being that he was able to pay off members of the guards to make his suicide possible. *shrug*

 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2019, 22:35 Acleacius
 
Some of you guys don't seem to realize, most if not all the people who used his services are already listed in Court Documents.
They have been made public and number over 2000 pages, iirc.

Sorry Blue, I've never ever made a social media account, twitter or facebook, or any other. My original name was "app idiot" but lost a bet had to use Acleacius.
 
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people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2019, 20:36 ventry
 
BWAhahaha!!!
8 hours ago #ClintonBodyCount was the number 2 trend on Twitter in the USA with 91K mentions.
1 hour later it was scrubbed and #TrumpBodyCount replaced it with only 29K mentions.
https://trends24.in/united-states/

This is what you call a cover-up.
Silicone Valley social media is not corrupt or biased at all eh?

AND This is how the Associated Press decided to headline the story..
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBooXqrUEAAJgD6.jpg:large
Biased pricks.

Even the "lefty" Lame Stream Media are questioning this.
https://twitter.com/Tom_Winter/status/1160206996173414402
Allegedly taken off suicide watch.
Allegedly the surveillance cameras were "malfunctioning".
Things that make you go HMMMMMMMM.....

Redeye9, Beamer et al.
https://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/nothing_to_see_here_naked_gun.gif

LOL!! Keep your eyes closed.

With that said...
Whomever is guilty in this case (with proof) should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Yes. Even if that is Trump. (doubtful in this case. Clinton, not so much.)

In the interest of personal safety:
I have no inside knowledge of the Clinton's activities.

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20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2019, 19:39 RedEye9
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Aug 10, 2019, 19:23:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 10, 2019, 16:47:
NKD wrote on Aug 10, 2019, 16:09:
Trump ... got to him.
Whatever do you mean.
tRumps toady Barr is "appalled", they will definitely get to the "bottom" of this.
By "bottom" I mean it will be blamed on President Obama's tan suit and Hillary's emails.
You should read more ... VF/Gawker.
The quicker you connect this to #ClintonGate the quicker you get a cookie. and have your meds upped
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2019, 19:39 robdot
 
No one says inflation was pre Big Bang. So even though this article appears on physics.org. It's bullshit.  
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2019, 19:37 Cutter
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 10, 2019, 15:08:
Epstein’s death was to keep him from talking. He might have been a horrible person but you shouldn’t cheer his death in this situation. He had information on a lot of powerful people. Now, those same people will continue their child abuse.

Someone like that, they should post a guard to watch them 24/7 as well as video surveillance when they’re in custody.

If that's true he probably had some insurance that in the event of his untimely death that said information would be released to the Press. That's possible but implausible. I'll go with Occam's Razor and say he knew he was done anyway you slice it and just decided to get it over with. If other creeps are getting away with their crime that's nothing to cheer about but when one of the worst ones dies that's well worth cheering indeed.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2019, 19:23 ledhead1969
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 10, 2019, 16:47:
NKD wrote on Aug 10, 2019, 16:09:
Trump ... got to him.
Whatever do you mean.
tRumps toady Barr is "appalled", they will definitely get to the "bottom" of this.
By "bottom" I mean it will be blamed on President Obama's tan suit and Hillary's emails.

You should read more than Vox to get your news.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/new-details-in-unsealed-jeffrey-epstein-documents

https://gawker.com/flight-logs-put-clinton-dershowitz-on-pedophile-billio-1681039971

Don't come back with some BS about Trump taking 1 flight. He did, in '97 to NYC, and no underage girls/escort initials, unlike Bubba.

(I even used VF/Gawker so you can't cry about bias or something)
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2019, 18:26 Hoop
 
A bear is often a larger or obese hairier man who projects an image of rugged masculinity.

Wow, hope the owner of the car can forgive him.
 
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Um .. Behind you...
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2019, 18:10 Pigeon
 
Not to douse everyone's conspiracy theories, but if he had anything long enough to wrap around his neck (blanket, pants) and secure to a ligature point, 5-10 minutes is all he'd need. He was on suicide watch, but clearly not being watched 60/24/7. His death is no doubt convenient for some, but none more so than Epstein himself. What'd he have to look forward to, being a pedophile in prison?  
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2019, 16:47 RedEye9
 
NKD wrote on Aug 10, 2019, 16:09:
Trump ... got to him.
Whatever do you mean.
tRumps toady Barr is "appalled", they will definitely get to the "bottom" of this.
By "bottom" I mean it will be blamed on President Obama's tan suit and Hillary's emails.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2019, 16:29 Hoop
 
You lost me at Twitter.  
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2019, 16:23 1badmf
 
NKD wrote on Aug 10, 2019, 16:09:
Trump, Clinton, and Epstein's other "friends" got to him. Suicide my ass. This pervert could have named names.

problem with that is that his accusers and enablers are still alive and starting to name names. prince andrew has already been directly accused, as have a few others.
 
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