Google Has Declared War On You


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He was referring to this:


And the same thing happened to Diamond & Silk, two enthusiastic Trump supporters:


There was also another conservative on Twitter, who unfortunately I did not capture and I can't remember now, who complained that he had a video demonetized with the message "we reviewed your video and have determined that it violates our terms of service blah, blah, blah", only it was a live stream scheduled for later that evening or the next day, and it hadn’t happened yet. There was literally no content to judge, and YouTube yanked it, anyway.

I would squeal like a teen-aged girl at a Justin Bieber concert if Trump wrote an EO declaring that Google, YouTube and Facebook are public utilities and are to be regulated as such. Throw in a heavy dose of 'commerce clause' and my joy would be complete.

But... but... principles.

Not all that long ago, I would not like this violation of the small government, laissez-faire principles I adhered to, but you know what, I just don't care anymore. Screw 'em. We're in a knife fight for our survival against those who want to turn our country into a socialist craphole run by a women's studies department, so arguing about the virtues of limited government is pointless and counterproductive. That is not the battle we have to fight.

So yeah, I've got no problem with using the weaponized government that progressives have constructed to bring them to their knees. They've sewn the wind, let them reap the whirlwind.

Open Thread, by the way.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 01:43 PM




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1 Yeah,fuck'em

Posted by: steevy at August 22, 2017 01:46 PM (rmVvL)

2 They are evil.

Posted by: GOULD at August 22, 2017 01:46 PM (Ystq3)

3 top 5

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 22, 2017 01:46 PM (FZYNt)

4 and so it begins

Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at August 22, 2017 01:46 PM (LTHVh)

5 O Noes !
Frist.

Posted by: Aunt Ralph at August 22, 2017 01:46 PM (6VG2o)

6

Before even seeing this post, I followed the instructions on the Drudge link to Google storing your info and deleted what activity they had saved for me.

wow

it is the Drudge link that says

PAPER: GOOGLE secretly recording you through your mobile...

it gives you instructions on how to look

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 01:46 PM (fceHP)

7 Siege has started, bring the boiling oil.

Posted by: Eggo at August 22, 2017 01:46 PM (Q5ALd)

8 In before I'm told there's nothing to worry about, and that there is no pattern suggestive of a push by the Left against the Right on all fronts.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at August 22, 2017 01:47 PM (fA1SL)

9 Any "conservative" speech is hate speech dontchaknow.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at August 22, 2017 01:47 PM (0OmEj)

10 Are there no billionaire liberty lovers that could fill the vacuum with a YouTube alternative?

Posted by: Derptastic at August 22, 2017 01:47 PM (DB16e)

11 The Remnant ( A Catholic magazine) was hit with a ProPublica 'inquiry' and not so sotto-voce threats to f*ck with their Paypal relationship . . .

Posted by: McCool at August 22, 2017 01:47 PM (tWnED)

12 Well if you haven't noticed google has made old videos of Obama saying he wanted to end employer provided healthcare and bankrupt coal companies unsearchable already. I'd be surprised if they hadn't already changed the search parameters on the republican shooting the other week, disappear that shit down the memory hole.

They already censor content in China why not here?

Posted by: Mr Pink at August 22, 2017 01:47 PM (3w06M)

13 Regulate social media and upload sites as public utilities.

Posted by: RioBravo at August 22, 2017 01:48 PM (SsblQ)

14
I predicted if Hillary Clinton became President this shit was going to happen.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at August 22, 2017 01:48 PM (EgwCt)

15 We can still watch squirrel launching videos, right?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 01:48 PM (lh08N)

16 They want a war. Let's give them a war. Please.

Someone with some pull needs to grab these companies and make them play fair. FCC, Commerce dept, someone.

There are a few puppetmasters pulling the strings on these decisions. Trust me, all it takes is a few protected idiots at these companies to ruin everyone's good time.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 01:48 PM (xJa6I)

17 To be fair,they have been at war with us for decades.

Posted by: steevy at August 22, 2017 01:48 PM (rmVvL)

18 So I guess we're back to the 12 11 steps

1 Stop buying stuff
2 Do only what the government directly compels you to do.
3 Pay in cash with a winkwink
4 Cheat the government whenever possible
5 Steal all your entertainment
6 If you know of tax cheating, keep your mouth shut
7 If called to jury, refuse to convict if you think the law unjust
8 Discriminate in all your private dealings, without openly saying so
9 If you see a CoC sticker on a business, go elsewhere
10 Vote against all tax levies, particularly school levies
11 Buy firearms and ammo. It's not simply a just-in-case, it's a good financial investment of small sums when savings are yielding 1/4 of a percent.

Good Citizens are chumps.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 22, 2017 01:48 PM (LTHVh)

19 Well, Diamond and Silk are white supremacists.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at August 22, 2017 01:48 PM (Nwg0u)

20 I used goolag once so....recuse

zzzzZZZZzzzz

Posted by: J. Sessions at August 22, 2017 01:48 PM (mcI77)

21 The Left has nuked the high road, there's no high road left to take.

Burn them. Burn them all.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 22, 2017 01:48 PM (WDCYi)

22 "
I would squeal like a teen-aged girl at a Justin Bieber concert if Trump wrote an EO declaring that Google, YouTube and Facebook are public
utilities and are to be regulated as such. Throw in a heavy dose of
'commerce clause' and my joy would be complete."

This. Eleventy. Announce that the Republican Party is going back to its trust-busting Teddy Roosevelt roots.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 01:48 PM (ujwCG)

23 Do you sew the wind with open thread?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 22, 2017 01:48 PM (p+Wdc)

24 Ace must still be watching the sun rise...

Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2017 01:49 PM (nVOuR)

25 Any "conservative" speech is hate speech dontchaknow.
Posted by: USNtakim



Well then, since I'm already guilty, they are not gonna like me....

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2017 01:49 PM (R+p/Q)

26 Treat them like Bell Telephone.

Posted by: josephistan at August 22, 2017 01:49 PM (7HtZB)

27 Treat them as monopolies, If was good enough for "Ma Bell," it's good enough for them.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at August 22, 2017 01:49 PM (YQ4mh)

28

If only Trump had allies in Congress. This sh*t would stop fast.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 01:49 PM (fceHP)

29 Paypal just cut off Pamela Gellar, can't use it for donations on her site any more. They said violation of TOS without explanation.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 01:49 PM (39g3+)

30 We need an UStube.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 22, 2017 01:50 PM (LTHVh)

31 google: Don't be evil

Washington Post: Democracy dies in darkness.

Paging George Orwell, Mr. George Orwell, please pick up the white courtesy phone...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at August 22, 2017 01:50 PM (Mouru)

32 All this says to me is that there's a (@#$ton of money to be made by someone who steps into the gap of these idiot companies cutting off customers.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 01:50 PM (39g3+)

33 trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport

Posted by: original jake at August 22, 2017 01:50 PM (Z/mWW)

34 There are other video sites: Vid.me, DailyMotion, probably some sites in Russia, China or some other second world hellholes.

The problem is Google/Youtube and Facebook have a stranglehold on the market. They are functional monopolies of internet commerce.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 01:50 PM (xJa6I)

35 YouTube went after the Christian Post? That's insane. It's just a newspaper with an evangelical slant, covering politics, entertainment, books, church organizations, and news items that might interest people of faith. It's like "Church Newsweek".

Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 01:50 PM (lwiT4)

36 This is how you got Trump

when will they ever learn?

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 22, 2017 01:50 PM (FZYNt)

37 29 Paypal just cut off Pamela Gellar, can't use it for donations on her site any more. They said violation of TOS without explanation.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 01:49 PM (39g3+)

Paypal/Ebay is a monopoly that needs to be broken up. You must use paypal to pay for purchases made, even credit cards must be processed by paypal.

Posted by: josephistan at August 22, 2017 01:51 PM (7HtZB)

38 so where are the deep pocket conservatives financing a goolag alternative?

Posted by: kallisto at August 22, 2017 01:51 PM (g+Dix)

39 At war with me? What did I do?

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at August 22, 2017 01:51 PM (vOnXw)

40 saw this on that documentary a few years back,

oh what was it called....

thinking....

oh yeah, The Hunger Games

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 22, 2017 01:51 PM (FZYNt)

41 In 1938 people in Britain didn't want to be shooting/bombing/etc people in Germany.

But once it became clear that Germany wanted war with them, they responded in kind.

And the same is true here. The "ma principles" assholes don't have principles. They just want to make sure that the goolgator eats them last.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 22, 2017 01:51 PM (eSx+E)

42 This is the answer to the question:

What is the fastest way to go from 2/3 market share to 1/3?

Posted by: Mike S at August 22, 2017 01:52 PM (Gyg4r)

43 34 There are other video sites: Vid.me, DailyMotion, probably some sites in Russia, China or some other second world hellholes.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 01:50 PM (xJa6I)

Nico Nico Douga in Japan.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 22, 2017 01:52 PM (WDCYi)

44 All restaurants are Taco Bell

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 22, 2017 01:52 PM (FZYNt)

45 I never use Gaggle or BumperChrome or any of its products, if I can help it. Gaggle Maps is better than anybody else's product, with its Street View. But otherwise, no GaggleMail or any of that. They know enough about us now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2017 01:52 PM (jTUfG)

46 Democracy dies in darkness

+++

You only adopted darkness

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at August 22, 2017 01:52 PM (vOnXw)

47 Are all the conservatives gone from the West Wing? I just read somewhere (Fetid Air or Sludge) that those in White House are pushing for amnesty as part of immigration law and will "compromise" on other issues if they get amnesty.

Maybe S. Gorka only conservative left?

Posted by: Glenn John at August 22, 2017 01:53 PM (LilNs)

48 For goodness sake, Christian Post even had an anti-Trump editorial a couple of weeks ago. It's by no means a Republican site.

Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 01:53 PM (lwiT4)

49

These big internet companies seem to be taking sides
they may not like the results

Posted by: original jake at August 22, 2017 01:54 PM (Z/mWW)

50 Antitrust suit is way overdue.

Google's power far exceeds the TOTAL of all prior antitrust cases in history.

Posted by: john doesky at August 22, 2017 01:54 PM (ls21y)

51 We're in a knife fight for our survival against those who want to turn our country into a socialist craphole run by a women's studies department,

You say that like it's a Bad Thing.

BTW, check out my new YouTube featuring my high-intensity triceps workout. Guaranteed to ignite your gainzz!!!!!

Posted by: Cora Segal at August 22, 2017 01:54 PM (ctuyM)

52 And yet YouTube/Google allows Pedo shit like #ElsaGate to make money and even exist.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 01:54 PM (XFue2)

53

We'll have to resort to going outside and picnicking next to a babbling brook for entertainment.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 01:55 PM (fceHP)

54 I've started using Qwant as an alternative to Google.

EU based firm, no browsing history being tracked
and browser blocks those creepy cookie based ads.

But to disentangle from the whole Google leviathan is damn near impossible

Posted by: McCool at August 22, 2017 01:55 PM (tWnED)

55 I wish we could get everyone to not buy from our enemies for a single month. Say, November. No purchases from Amazon, Apple, Walmart, Target etc.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at August 22, 2017 01:55 PM (LTHVh)

56 there was a rather generic math blogger, I think, that was also attacked. He couldn't figure why he was targeted.

Even if they planned to target non-PC things, they seem to be doing it wrong. They give no reason and drop people ... class action "bake me a cake" type suit should be forthcoming.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 22, 2017 01:56 PM (veVl1)

57 We'll have to resort to going outside and picnicking next to a babbling brook for entertainment.


*cough*

Posted by: Bittorrent at August 22, 2017 01:56 PM (LTHVh)

58 Google helped Obama foment Revolutions all over the Middle East and N. Africa.

Perhaps Jeff Sessions could look into that?

Posted by: garrett at August 22, 2017 01:56 PM (x/JDR)

59 These big internet companies seem to be taking sides
they may not like the results

Posted by: original jake at August 22, 2017 01:54 PM (Z/mWW)


Someday in top business schools the concept of not pissing off half of your customers will be patiently explained to eager students who will nod their heads in agreement.

/ I have a dream

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at August 22, 2017 01:56 PM (EgwCt)

60 Even the most mild mannered calm policy discussions at Prager University are censored. Something like 20% or more.

There is where the laziness and fecklessness of the Republicans is on full display.

Posted by: john doesky at August 22, 2017 01:56 PM (ls21y)

61 I wonder if Google guards their server sites like a nuclear plant.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 22, 2017 01:56 PM (glJL/)

62
WTF does not suitable for all advertisers mean? Does it mean that if one advertiser doesn't approve of your speech the content gets yanked?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at August 22, 2017 01:57 PM (lKyWE)

63 I keep tellin' y'all we're gonna need our own internet. What would that take?

This will only get worse.

I think we need to get an entirely new form of communication platform, period. I love the idea of Bannon News Network, but suppose no one will carry it?



Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 01:58 PM (+lXDn)

64 These big internet companies seem to be taking sides
they may not like the results

+++

Funny how they're never lampooned as monocle wearing monopoly guys in top hats

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at August 22, 2017 01:58 PM (vOnXw)

65 62 It means some left wingers don't like it,therefore it is hate speech.

Posted by: steevy at August 22, 2017 01:58 PM (rmVvL)

66 53

We'll have to resort to going outside and picnicking next to a babbling brook for entertainment.


With a Glock in the picnic basket and AR15 to hold up the sunshade. Woodland camo ground cloth would be nice too.

Posted by: J. Sessions at August 22, 2017 01:58 PM (mcI77)

67 Sort of reminds me of one of those '30s movies where an evil business sends their goons to beat up the staff and break up the office of a plucky leftist Commie front. Only now the evil Commies are beating up the plucky business.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at August 22, 2017 01:58 PM (e1mEI)

68 56 there was a rather generic math blogger, I think, that was also attacked. He couldn't figure why he was targeted.

Even if they planned to target non-PC things, they seem to be doing it wrong. They give no reason and drop people ... class action "bake me a cake" type suit should be forthcoming.
Posted by: illiniwek at August 22, 2017 01:56 PM (veVl1)

They supposedly weren't just targeting non-PC stuff. Video Game-based stuff and Pro Wrestling-stuff was demonetized as well.

Though I'm sure exceptions were made for preferred "grandfathered" "content creators".

Posted by: Hikaru at August 22, 2017 01:58 PM (WDCYi)

69 Paypal just cut off Pamela Gellar, can't use it for donations on her site any more. They said violation of TOS without explanation.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 01:49 PM (39g3+)


And then she got reinstated, presumably when the oh shit she can afford lawyers realization sunk in.



Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 01:59 PM (mf5HN)

70 Cristian Post reporting that interviews with Lee Strobel (The Case for Christ) have been demonetized, along with a video explaining how the King James Version of the Bible came to be.


Those sound very dangerous. Good call YourBoob.

Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 01:59 PM (lwiT4)

71 love the idea of Bannon News Network, but suppose no one will carry it?

....

just ask Glenn Beck, he said 3 or 4 people control almost all content on cable/satellite tv

Posted by: original jake at August 22, 2017 01:59 PM (Z/mWW)

72 62
WTF does not suitable for all advertisers mean? Does it mean that if one advertiser doesn't approve of your speech the content gets yanked?
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at August 22, 2017 01:57 PM (lKyWE)

Shouldn't an advertiser get to decide what videos are suitable to advertise on?

Posted by: josephistan at August 22, 2017 01:59 PM (7HtZB)

73 We think if a Gay US Army General of Coller was running the war Afghanerstien the war would heve been over years. TRump must consult Presdent Obama on a good pick !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at August 22, 2017 01:59 PM (WmgTn)

74 >>WTF does not suitable for all advertisers mean? Does it mean that if one advertiser doesn't approve of your speech the content gets yanked?



Buy My Fucking Pillow, Nazi!

Posted by: Mike Lindell at August 22, 2017 01:59 PM (x/JDR)

75 :::yawn:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 02:00 PM (lh08N)

76 After having the BBC try to destroy her reputation and battling the press for years to get the ROtherham story published, Liz McKean has been found dead from "complications from a stroke."

http://www.anonews.co/bbc-liz-mackean/

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:00 PM (39g3+)

77 Remember when this happened to Alex Jones and others in the Conspiracy Theory area, and people ignored it and even said fuck them?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:00 PM (XFue2)

78 This is why we have Anti-trust laws & break up Oligarchies.

Oh, wait....that was what we used to do.

The guy who created the internet is still alive. Someone should get in touch with him. He came out and said he is quite unhappy about what it has turned into...and that was months ago.

Here's the thing. As far as I know, the Interent is still open. Other platforms can be created to rival those out there. Free enterprise & all. B/c we cannot depend on govt. to break up the oligarchies.

I know other platforms have been built for some things. People just need to migrate over.

This is where the war will be fought...is being fought already.
It was inevitable this was coming. And after Trump, the technology companies said as much.

Yet we continue to play defense.



Posted by: Gorilla Gumdrop at August 22, 2017 02:00 PM (Hdehn)

79 Sorry, MacKean broke the Jimmy Saville story, not the Rotherham one.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:00 PM (39g3+)

80 Gay mafia. Butt sex hurts. They want to hurt people. Bill Clinton wanted to rape or at least insure his partner didn't climax. Polanski is the norm for these guys. Google and FB and all the rest are run by at best sociopaths.

Posted by: Mudd at August 22, 2017 02:01 PM (cfHE9)

81 Thomas Wictor has been booted from Google/YouTube as well.

Posted by: Benji Carver at August 22, 2017 02:01 PM (OD2ni)

82 Now Zod has to find a way to move his way-cluttered google inbox to something else so he can unperson Google.

I can see that the revolution is going to be an inconvenience.

Posted by: Zod at August 22, 2017 02:01 PM (Bdeb0)

83 And yet YouTube/Google allows Pedo shit like #ElsaGate to make money and even exist.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 01:54 PM (XFue2)


this should be their demise
if all that is left is the skank of the left, who will be drawn to it?



Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 02:01 PM (fceHP)

84 They all sound like public accommodations to me. You can't keep anyone out.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2017 02:01 PM (mJ8mX)

85
Honest question can someone clarify the internet for me.Does the government own the bandwidth that the ISP's use or do they not?

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at August 22, 2017 02:01 PM (lKyWE)

86 Better not yank our ads. Don Lemon would have a fit.

Posted by: Toppik at August 22, 2017 02:01 PM (HgMAr)

87 I sometimes wonder if I go through the most different hashes (since I'm posting from 4 different machines per day) without much socking...

Posted by: Hikaru at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (WDCYi)

88 While Google/Youtube/FB and their cabal are so entrenched in our internet usage, they are private industry. While it truly sucks to break the habit to go to Google dot com for searching, it is the only way to send a message.

With that said, a prior horde member thought antitrust lawsuits should be started. Please do. About time we let these people (leftists and their soulless bedmates) reap what they sow. Crawl so far up their collective arses investigating this you almost see daylight at the other end, and do it publicly.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (jxbfJ)

89 "Should you homeschool your child" video has been axed too.

Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (lwiT4)

90 I just read in WSJ that JP Morgan has donated $500k to the SPLC following the events in Charlottesville. Please do not bank there.

Posted by: Eli Cash at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (a+WIL)

91 They supposedly weren't just targeting non-PC stuff. Video Game-based stuff and Pro Wrestling-stuff was demonetized as well.

Though I'm sure exceptions were made for preferred "grandfathered" "content creators".
Posted by: Hikaru at August 22, 2017 01:58 PM (WDCYi)



Nope. I had a huge comment that appears to have gotten eaten on that very topic.

I follow several pro gamers on twitter and nearly all of them have been freaking out because their videos have been demonetized. One of them is someone whose videos routinely have 100k views and his total view count is over 10 million.

There's no way this is political. As best anyone can tell, there's a bot that's flagging anything with guns or profanity in the thumbnail and demonetizing it. One guy posted the same video but with one of the thumbnails being a puppy and that one was fine.

Alphabet is destroying a ton of good will by content creators with this. Given that the YouTube business model requires people to provide content for free or for a very small kickback on the ad revenue, this seems like a dumb idea.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (mf5HN)

92 Well, 75 now, so it's time to PANIC! It's going to rain in SE Texas this weekend! Abandon your cars now!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (MINbv)

93
I switched to duckduckgo a long time ago, and I also use bing.

only once in a while do I go to google

still using google maps

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (fceHP)

94 The Seven Commandments of Animalism.

Social media is nothing but an attempt to control free speech. It is the sine qua non of small, devilish, devious minds focused on increasing their own power through a new type of anarchy.

When limits are put on one point of view, and the official religion of liberals is left to prosper, its time to recognize who the most dangerous threats to our democracy are- and it's not the terrorists.

Posted by: Marcus T, Blind from the Sun at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (A7DN1)

95 >>Butt sex hurts.


Hurts so good.

Posted by: Barack Hussien Obama at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (x/JDR)

96 76 After having the BBC try to destroy her reputation and battling the press for years to get the ROtherham story published, Liz McKean has been found dead from "complications from a stroke."

http://www.anonews.co/bbc-liz-mackean/
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:00 PM (39g3+)

RIP. And after all that, Rotterhams are still happening. This brings me close to tears really. She sacrificed her life.

Posted by: Gorilla Gumdrop at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (Hdehn)

97 Wait until they demonetise your Winona "Tribute" videos...

Posted by: steevy at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (rmVvL)

98 We'll have to resort to going outside and picnicking next to a babbling brook for entertainment.

-----

With a Glock in the picnic basket and AR15 to hold up the sunshade. Woodland camo ground cloth would be nice too.
Posted by: J. Sessions at August 22, 2017 01:58 PM


Don't forget your woobie.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (ctuyM)

99 They've sewn the wind,

4chan up some videos that look good for ads but wind up with break the wind fart jokes.

Posted by: DaveA at August 22, 2017 02:03 PM (FhXTo)

100 The Stupid Times, illustrated

http://tinyurl.com/ydxfoa98

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:03 PM (39g3+)

101 Self-willowed:

Yeah, The Witch is very well worth it but a large part of what makes it effective is that it's psychological horror more than only brutality. You are probably going to want subtitles because having the cast speaking in 17th century English style is great from the sense that it already makes what you are watching seem strange but it's difficult at times to follow.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 01:37 PM (mf5HN)



Well...I would say what makes it effective is that we, as modern folk, want it to be psychological. When in the "reality" of the movie, it is straight up the Witch and Satan at work.

We are even shown the Witch and what happens after the triggering event. Yet, people want to see this as a psychological image.

It's this dichotomy that makes "The Witch" so powerful.

Each family member has a weakness and they are worked upon until they fall under Satan's spell or are killed or both.

That's what makes the final reveal so powerful and the ending so impressive- it is a straight up dive into the irrational and satanic.

Some SJW-oriented clowns want to see this as a moment of feminist empowerment.

It's not. It is a moment of Satanic triumph. The victim thoroughly mesmerized gladly embraces damnation.

Very neat story-telling.

The "Witches of Eastwick" is a similar storyline and climax where the Progtards totally failed to understand damnation and mistook it for feminist liberation.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 22, 2017 02:03 PM (NyJwR)

102 No one is forced to use face-goo-tube-twit. There is nothing especially convenient over typing in the URL of one site over another (the way you may have to drive out of your way to avoid one store in favor of another). There is no cost incentive to use face-goo-tube-twit over an alternative, since they are all free.

If there is any time when it would be easy to put some evil megacorporation out of business via boycott, this is it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 22, 2017 02:03 PM (/qEW2)

103 This actually is happening within 10 miles of where I work, so I'm allowed to worry about this one.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 02:03 PM (xJa6I)

104
don't use fb or twitter

but I do go to youtube a lot
guess I'll have to cut that out too

/sigh

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 02:03 PM (fceHP)

105 I switched to Duck Duck Go and use Bing, which is still Microsoft but at least not Google.

Posted by: Marcus T, Blind from the Sun at August 22, 2017 02:04 PM (A7DN1)

106 >>>Wait until they demonetise your Winona "Tribute" videos...

I'm in favor of that!! Who the fuck wants to look at ads?!? More time and room for Winona!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 02:04 PM (lh08N)

107 Ahh shit, I watch Youtube more than the networks... Now what options do I have....

Posted by: The Garbone at August 22, 2017 02:04 PM (6mTHf)

108 David Brock has created an army of bots.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:04 PM (XFue2)

109 Probably already mentioned, but gun-centric stuff being demonetized also.

I re-state my absolute bafflement that alternatives to Goolag and UTube have not emerged - long ago.

I *think* I understand the basic economics of all this.

I don't understand why there isn't room, lots of comfy room, for a variety of platforms.

Same thing applies to Faceplant.

And without getting too (pointlessly) preachy about it, I've watched in astonishment for years at the indifference of so many social-media addicts and Goolag addicts to the fascist and increasingly insane political meddling/activism of all these companies.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2017 02:04 PM (mBYZv)

110 91. Mr. Dapperton did an experimental video. There MIGHT be an algorithm at work in some cases, but his vid - a still screen of a puppy, bunny, guinea pig, etc, with Dapperton explaining his love and appreciation of these things - was demonetized within minutes. There does seem to be a blacklist.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at August 22, 2017 02:04 PM (fA1SL)

111 But... but... principles.

***

Yeah, OM, about that: my principles are that those who conspire to rob me of my God given liberty, enshrined in our Constitution, are to be grabbed and bludgeoned to a bloody pulp with any and all weapons at hand. Period.

So anti trust suit against Google, Youtube etc.? Oh yes sir - may I have some more sir.

Posted by: Publius Redux at August 22, 2017 02:04 PM (Fb9aZ)

112 All this BS ad monetization phony money will crap out eventually anyways. Then we'll be emailing free-range hobo recipes to the boss.

Posted by: DaveA at August 22, 2017 02:05 PM (FhXTo)

113 Obama holdover is Acting Chairman at the FTC.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 22, 2017 02:05 PM (mcI77)

114 If you try to attend a Trump rally, you may get the 'flogging' that JC promised.. (administered by Antifa goons)

16 “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. 17 Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues. 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

Posted by: McCool at August 22, 2017 02:06 PM (tWnED)

115 Ok, I just started a petition along those lines. Go to the white house petition website and sign it!

Posted by: Todd Collier at August 22, 2017 02:06 PM (NBjCB)

116 A 2nd look at MySpace?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:06 PM (XFue2)

117 116. VK, my dude.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at August 22, 2017 02:07 PM (fA1SL)

118 What we actually need to do is have a "modified" let it burn. We need an economic war to go hot. Meaning, if you run a business and have an SJW on staff, terminate their job. If you know a local business supports progressive BS, then do not shop there and take an extra step of making sure other people stop as well.

Sure, there are billionaires at the top of this progressive BS, but if all capitalists who love this country started an economic war against the marxist, ignorant left, the results for them would be catastrophic.

If this country is going to be torn apart, well then let's get to it because I for one am sick to hell of these anti-American assholes and would love to live my life in peace away from these commie nutjobs.

Posted by: Eli Cash at August 22, 2017 02:07 PM (a+WIL)

119 YouTools smell like dirty ass anyway; fuck them and good riddance.

Posted by: Captain Hate at August 22, 2017 02:07 PM (z/q5K)

120 Hard not to have grudging admiration for the ruthless, impersonal crushing of so many pastoral electronic hamlets. Given the opportunity to do the same to the squealing knots of intolerant quim, Zod would do so without hesitation.

Posted by: Zod at August 22, 2017 02:07 PM (Bdeb0)

121 Conservative speech has to be hate speech. There can be no other way for them to shut us up. I ain't gonna shut up because I have a copy of the Declaration, Constitution, and Amendments. I say we all have a copy on our persons at all times. My suggestion would be 'Our Constitution' by Michael Connelly, Executive Director, United States Justice Foundation. Copyright: Michael Connelly (2011). I give them away to random people.

Posted by: Eromero at August 22, 2017 02:07 PM (zLDYs)

122 If you are interested in the mindset of AntiFa on Film, then watch Rampage.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:08 PM (XFue2)

123 The right response to this is not "what will the government do!?!?" but "what can I do?"

Conservatives don't demand uncle government fix things, we see opportunity to do something. Someone with money and ambition needs to step up. Gab is already there as an alternate to Twitter (and it hurt them, Twitter backed off the Orwellian council and calmed down their pogrom on badthink). We need crowdfunding and video hosting alternatives.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:08 PM (39g3+)

124 "108 David Brock has created an army of bots.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe"


Bingo. Brock and the SPLC are driving this.

Posted by: Benji Carver at August 22, 2017 02:08 PM (OD2ni)

125 Dangerous days

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2017 02:08 PM (WUuhi)

126 102 No one is forced to use face-goo-tube-twit. There is nothing especially convenient over typing in the URL of one site over another (the way you may have to drive out of your way to avoid one store in favor of another). There is no cost incentive to use face-goo-tube-twit over an alternative, since they are all free.

If there is any time when it would be easy to put some evil megacorporation out of business via boycott, this is it.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 22, 2017 02:03 PM (/qEW2)

Yeah, but the content providers are on Youtube (for now). And getting the word out about new alternatives is hard.

Not to mention the bandwidth costs involved in hosting and streaming files requires a shit ton of money. Who's going to sink billions-with-a-b into a new platform?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 02:08 PM (xJa6I)

127 75 :::yawn:::
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 02:00 PM (lh08N)

Of course you yawn. You can't see two feet in front you. How many other things have you yawned at that have come to pass. More than you will ever acknowledge. As I said before you're boring.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 22, 2017 02:08 PM (glJL/)

128 alexthechick - you here? For you, from the B.


http://tinyurl.com/y7t9aell





Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:08 PM (lwiT4)

129 If the Dems could weaponized the IRS then just imagine them in control of government and Google, YouTube, and Facebook being in their corrupt grubby hands.

Posted by: Speller at August 22, 2017 02:09 PM (pSotA)

130 " What would that take? "

First bypass Microsoft and Apple. Even with open source they could go after someone with violating the "free" license.

It would also be shut down because it couldn't be taken over by the Government in case of emergency.

Best bet is to take over the government again and hold politicians feet to the proverbial fire. You do that by envisioning what you want and praying. That is why they try to teach kids not to pray and why muslim prayers are tightly controlled and mandatory.

Posted by: Mudd at August 22, 2017 02:09 PM (cfHE9)

131 Yeah, but the content providers are on Youtube (for now). And getting the word out about new alternatives is hard.

Not to mention the bandwidth costs involved in hosting and streaming files requires a shit ton of money. Who's going to sink billions-with-a-b into a new platform?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 02:08 PM (xJa6I)

Those billionaire conservatives we keep hearing about, of course. They're bound to show up sometime.

Posted by: josephistan at August 22, 2017 02:09 PM (7HtZB)

132 "116 A 2nd look at MySpace?"


Hi, I am on the phone and want my social media back.

Posted by: 2006 at August 22, 2017 02:09 PM (OD2ni)

133

That antifa video over at The Daily Caller gives you the creeps.

This is what Soros and Co want. At least it was announced that Soror is behind the money to protest (aka become violent thugs) at the Phoenix rally.

The video shows the blind anger of the useful idiots.

We Filmed What Really Happened At That Boston Antifa Rally [VIDEO]

God help us.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 02:09 PM (fceHP)

134 And then she got reinstated, presumably when the oh shit she can afford lawyers realization sunk in.



Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 01:59 PM (mf5HN)


Heh reminds me of when the cops got called after my neighbor fired off a roman candle. Cop wanders into my backyard (corner lot so our backyard basically runs to the street) all swagger and ready to lay down some law I guess.

Asks "I need you to go get the homeowner" (presumed we were teens I guess, it was dark). I said "Well that'd be me, do you need something?"

Suddenly he straightened up was all apologies and "Sir, sorry sir." (Still couldn't get them to turn off the f'ing spotlight though.)

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 22, 2017 02:09 PM (dzmBR)

135 Dangerous days

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2017 02:08 PM (WUuhi)
======================

It was the King James Bible what done it. If they'd stuck to the NIV, this all might have been avoided.

Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:10 PM (lwiT4)

136 131 Yeah, but the content providers are on Youtube (for now). And getting the word out about new alternatives is hard.

Not to mention the bandwidth costs involved in hosting and streaming files requires a shit ton of money. Who's going to sink billions-with-a-b into a new platform?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 02:08 PM (xJa6I)

Those billionaire conservatives we keep hearing about, of course. They're bound to show up sometime.
Posted by: josephistan at August 22, 2017 02:09 PM (7HtZB)

LOL. Right after they start buying media outlets.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 02:10 PM (xJa6I)

137 Wait until they demonetise your Winona "Tribute" videos...

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I'm in favor of that!! Who the fuck wants to look at ads?!? More time and room for Winona!
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 02:04 PM


First they came for the puppies, but you didn't care.
Then they came for the kittens, but you didn't care.
Then they came for the big brown beavers, ...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 22, 2017 02:10 PM (ctuyM)

138 Posted by: original jake at August 22, 2017 01:59 PM (Z/mWW)

Exactly

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 02:10 PM (+lXDn)

139 For the most part, people will still roll over and take it. Yeah, they might fire off an angry e-mail or letter to the editor, but that's about it.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at August 22, 2017 02:10 PM (rznWS)

140 >>>How many other things have you yawned at that have come to pass.

Got a list?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 02:10 PM (lh08N)

141
The only thing I look up on youtube is Election Night meltdown by the MFM or Clinton supporters. I wonder how soon before those videos disappear down the Memory Hole?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 22, 2017 02:10 PM (493sH)

142 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:08 PM (39g3+)

The real problem is monetizing online venues.

Google and Yahoo, have monetized themselves by selling people's privacy..... by selling their information.

Which is a revenue stream that won't be there for a Conservative leaning company.

Posted by: Don Q. at August 22, 2017 02:10 PM (NgKpN)

143 96 76 After having the BBC try to destroy her reputation and battling the press for years to get the ROtherham story published, Liz McKean has been found dead from "complications from a stroke."

http://www.anonews.co/bbc-liz-mackean/
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:00 PM (39g3+)

RIP. And after all that, Rotterhams are still happening. This brings me close to tears really. She sacrificed her life.
Posted by: Gorilla Gumdrop at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (Hdehn)
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So it was actually the Saviile thing? Not Rottherham?

Saville was a Pedophile, IIRC. The thing that continues to flummox me is how many people have to be complicit & collude to allow this stuff to go on. How can you know this is going on & do nothing, and still think you are a good person?

Hell. Have fun in hell.

RIP Liz McKean. Ty for working to get justice for all the children violated and ruined.

Posted by: Gorilla Gumdrop at August 22, 2017 02:10 PM (Hdehn)

144 Yeah, but the content providers are on Youtube (for now). And getting the word out about new alternatives is hard.

Not to mention the bandwidth costs involved in hosting and streaming files requires a shit ton of money. Who's going to sink billions-with-a-b into a new platform?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 02:08 PM (xJa6I)



Vimeo is around and people are talking about moving there.

As someone who watches a LOT of stuff of Twtich (oh sweet sweet PUBG you are the crackiest of crack), I can't really recommend that since that's part of the Amazon borg. Yes, yes, I'm a Prime Citizen but do not be me, people.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:11 PM (mf5HN)

145 This will in time require a counter-offensive, not just complaints.

Lawsuits for one thing ... Germany got like $3B from Google for manipulating results to favor advertisers, or something. It will take much more than that. We will have to boycott those that advertise on FB, for example, and let them know. Target one advertiser at a time ... a coordinated "solidarity" attack to let them know they can be taken down a notch.

Terms of service can't be unfairly applied. It sure seems like this Google/PayPal/FB War was coordinated with Charlottsville and the media, and the Soros/Creamer subversives surely are involved.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 22, 2017 02:11 PM (veVl1)

146 Alternatives found here:

https://conservativerebelblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/conservative-social-media-alternatives/

Posted by: Sponge at August 22, 2017 02:11 PM (xttKs)

147 The "Witches of Eastwick" is a similar storyline and climax where the Progtards totally failed to understand damnation and mistook it for feminist liberation.
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those in hell, want to be there. . .

Posted by: simplemind at August 22, 2017 02:11 PM (f6ptJ)

148 >>I wonder how soon before those videos disappear down the Memory Hole? Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 22, 2017 02:10 PM (493sH)

That really would be a shame...especially the one with the middle-aged squealer weeping and angrily flicking off the camera. C'est magnifique.

Posted by: Zod at August 22, 2017 02:12 PM (Bdeb0)

149 YouTube is coming down hard on lots of people who aren't supporting the progressive narrative.
Black Pigeon Speaks has been ranting about it lately.

Posted by: Hamilton at August 22, 2017 02:12 PM (sCjDS)

150 GOOGLE is not spelled G-O-O-L-A-G.

It is spelled E-V-I-L. Always has been.

Every "free" service you get from them has a high cost. If you can't figure out what you're paying, you're getting robbed. And now mugged.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 22, 2017 02:12 PM (H8S+R)

151 "then just imagine them in control of government and Google, YouTube, and Facebook"

They are in control of the above. They are just as good at running a tyranny as they are at running health insurance. That is why a king always emerges when communism/socialism/fascism takes over.

Posted by: Mudd at August 22, 2017 02:13 PM (cfHE9)

152 There will always be Chat Roullette!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:14 PM (XFue2)

153 alexthechick - you here? For you, from the B.


http://tinyurl.com/y7t9aell



Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:08 PM (lwiT4)



That. Is. Perfect.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:14 PM (mf5HN)

154 I see what might have done in the Christian Post. They put up a video interview with the topic of "looking at monuments from all sides" or something like that.


Heaven knows we can't look at something from all sides.

Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:14 PM (lwiT4)

155 Vimeo is around and people are talking about moving there.


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Vimeo performance sucks though. (Compared to U Tuby)

Posted by: RioBravo at August 22, 2017 02:15 PM (SsblQ)

156 That. Is. Perfect.





Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:14 PM (mf5HN)
================

I thought you might like it.

Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:15 PM (lwiT4)

157 119 YouTools smell like dirty ass anyway; fuck them and good riddance.
Posted by: Captain Hate at August 22, 2017 02:07 PM (z/q5K)


Helpful tip for all:

Each day, wash your ass.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2017 02:15 PM (jxbfJ)

158 People are addicted to all social media. This was done on purpose. They are no different than crackheads.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:15 PM (XFue2)

159 Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:11 PM (mf5HN)

Amazon is in for hurt I suspect. My leftist friends are starting to turn their ire towards the perceived low wages and (also perceived) shitty working conditions. (I don't know enough about it to have an opinion.) Also push towards automation is making the leftist luddites mad.
In any case, amazon is heading to be the next "Walmart" in the eyes of the left. Ultimately Walmart has persisted, but Walmart angered the people who weren't it's customers. That's not so for amazon.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 22, 2017 02:16 PM (dzmBR)

160 Into three digits, so going briefly OT: I notice that in the prior thread, a question was asked about whether there were any good books of history on the Soviet military effort in Afghanistan.

_The Hidden War_ by the late Artyom Borovik. Focusing largely on the perspective of the ordinary anonymous Red Army draftee soldier.

_The Bear Went Over The Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan_, by Grau and Glantz.

The latter title was translated by and published by the Army's internal think tank at Fort Leavenworth, back in the 1990s, during the post-Soviet pre-Putin thaw. It was duly distributed to professional military libraries all through the Pentagon's sprawling network of same.

When the USA went into Afghanistan in 2002, not one of those lessons for which Ivan had paid terribly costly tuition in blood was heeded. Not a single one.

As Trump doubles down on Afghanistan, I fully expect those lessons to continue to be ignored and for more blood to be shed for absolutely nothing, no meaningful long-term result at all.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 02:16 PM (ujwCG)

161 Here's more Google stuff. Again, this was someone who lost all Google accounts for no discernible reason other than he's a Math Warlock.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-22/google-folds-restores-accounts-statistics-professor

(I know, I know Zerohedge, just don't read the comments, seriously.)

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:16 PM (mf5HN)

162 Speaking of gainzz, today is a cheat day. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Lena D. at August 22, 2017 02:17 PM (ctuyM)

163 161. They pulled that crap with Jordan Peterson, as well.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at August 22, 2017 02:17 PM (fA1SL)

164 Once money is involved and monopoly-like power and coercion issues arise, it is time to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and write your congressman. This stinks of illegal anti-competitive practices.

Posted by: hoodaticus at August 22, 2017 02:17 PM (vitRc)

165 Well maybe there's a "small solution" in litigating stuff over "terms of service".

But it's still a wonder that such a few giants have swallowed up the universe - yes, despite such things as economies of scale.

Turns out the internet sector, at its birth such a dynamic and wild-west thing, is as deadened, oligopolistic, and pernicious as the worst lobbied-up "mature" industry.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2017 02:18 PM (mBYZv)

166 @16:"They want a war. Let's give them a war. Please."

A "war" would involve the destruction/capture of Google's/Twitter's (or which ever other company's) facilities and the killing/capturing of their employees. There's a 0/100 chance of that happening.

There's a marginally higher chance for some lawfare, and maybe a half-assed boycott. One or two people might even be motivated enough to dump their stock, but that's about it.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at August 22, 2017 02:18 PM (rznWS)

167 Black Pigeon Speaks has been ranting about it lately.

Posted by: Hamilton at August 22, 2017 02:12 PM (sCjDS)

Mark Dice, Stefan Molyneux, Sargon of Akkad, Matt Christiansen, and Stephen Crowder have as well, as, I am sure, are many, many others.
Don't hear much from the left about their vids being demonitized though.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 22, 2017 02:18 PM (tbOMB)

168 lauren southern had some trouble with youtube I believe.

Posted by: simplemind at August 22, 2017 02:18 PM (g/QFw)

169 162. Deep-fried cheeseburger on a bed of waffle fries. On top of a pizza.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at August 22, 2017 02:18 PM (fA1SL)

170 Speaking of gainzz, today is a cheat day. Any suggestions?
Posted by: Lena D.

Pizza and gelato.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:18 PM (XFue2)

171 The demise of the Village Voice has me wishing Nat Hentoff were still with us to offer his take on this BS. A pro-life liberal and free speech absolutist, I do not think he would be pleased.

Posted by: Benji Carver at August 22, 2017 02:19 PM (OD2ni)

172 I donate to Gad Saad every month via Patreon. He's erudite, brilliant and supremely accessible to his viewers. He is no fire-breathing white supremacist, but a secular Lebanese Jew with a mind for evolutionary biology. For Google/Youtube to tighten the screws on him and others boggles the mind. This company is evil.

Posted by: Jeffersonian at August 22, 2017 02:19 PM (+ttLq)

173 @10: "Are there no billionaire liberty lovers that could fill the vacuum with a YouTube alternative?"

Given that people have been asking essentially the same question about newspapers and tv networks for a few decades now, the answer is a big ol "Nope."

Posted by: FaCubeItches at August 22, 2017 02:19 PM (rznWS)

174 Liz McKean has been found dead from "complications from a stroke."

So it's safe to assume the NHS snuffed her, yes?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at August 22, 2017 02:19 PM (QQ+il)

175 Grammie, I like this one:

"Upcoming '90s Christian Music Compilation Titled 'WOW This Music Was Corny'"

http://bit.ly/2wvSOUS

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at August 22, 2017 02:19 PM (6kP6G)

176 >>162
Speaking of gainzz, today is a cheat day. Any suggestions? Posted by: Lena D. at August 22, 2017 02:17 PM (ctuyM)

Gyro platter, extra meat, extra sauce. Did I say extra meat?

Posted by: Zod at August 22, 2017 02:20 PM (Bdeb0)

177 172. Patreon has been defunding oldthinkers.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at August 22, 2017 02:20 PM (fA1SL)

178 Speaking of gainzz, today is a cheat day. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Lena D.



Pizza and gelato.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:18 PM (XFue2)
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Foreget about all that pizza and gelato sht and have some ice cream.

Posted by: RioBravo at August 22, 2017 02:20 PM (SsblQ)

179 "GOOGLE is not spelled G-O-O-L-A-G. It is spelled E-V-I-L."

The original Google manifesto (and isn't it telling, the choice of words there) put forth "Don't be evil" as a corporate creed.

Of course, the same document pledged stoutly and strictly that Google would NEVAR stoop to the sordidly commercial practice of altering results and rankings of searches in exchange for money. What Google told you when you asked a question would be trusted, authoritative, reliable, and never be for sale.

Then they quietly shitcanned all that idealism when the smell of money became sufficiently strong.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 02:20 PM (ujwCG)

180 Saville was a Pedophile, IIRC. The thing that continues to flummox me is how many people have to be complicit & collude to allow this stuff to go on. How can you know this is going on & do nothing, and still think you are a good person?

Hundreds, even thousands of people knew, particularly people in power. My guess is that a lot of them participated in it as well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:21 PM (39g3+)

181 168
lauren southern had some trouble with youtube I believe.

Posted by: simplemind at August 22, 2017 02:18 PM (g/QFw)

And Patreon.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 22, 2017 02:21 PM (tbOMB)

182 179. Now, in fairness, I'd do the same if I were in their place..... doesn't make it right, but it is prudent.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at August 22, 2017 02:21 PM (fA1SL)

183 Then they quietly shitcanned all that idealism when the smell of money became sufficiently strong.
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Capitalism

Posted by: RioBravo at August 22, 2017 02:21 PM (SsblQ)

184 Gelato is literally ice cream.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:21 PM (XFue2)

185 Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 02:16 PM (ujwCG)

Thank you, I'm stealing this for the book thread.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at August 22, 2017 02:22 PM (6kP6G)

186 Speaking of gainzz, today is a cheat day. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Lena D
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breakfast for dinner

bacon, eggs, bacon, waffles, bacon and more bacon

Posted by: simplemind at August 22, 2017 02:22 PM (6ZoIF)

187 The Remnant ( A Catholic magazine) was hit with a ProPublica 'inquiry' and not so sotto-voce threats to f*ck with their Paypal relationship . . .

Posted by: McCool at August 22, 2017 01:47 PM (tWnED)



IIRC, a couple of months ago Farcebook shutdown a few Catholic pages. That kicked up quite a protest and they were quickly back up again but the writing is on the wall. It will only be a matter of time before all of these lefty companies shuts down any and all who don't completely tow the lefty line

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 22, 2017 02:23 PM (493sH)

188 186 Speaking of gainzz, today is a cheat day. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Lena D
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breakfast for dinner

bacon, eggs, bacon, waffles, bacon and more bacon
Posted by: simplemind at August 22, 2017 02:22 PM (6ZoIF)

And Spam.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2017 02:23 PM (0mRoj)

189 165 Well maybe there's a "small solution" in litigating stuff over "terms of service".

But it's still a wonder that such a few giants have swallowed up the universe - yes, despite such things as economies of scale.

Turns out the internet sector, at its birth such a dynamic and wild-west thing, is as deadened, oligopolistic, and pernicious as the worst lobbied-up "mature" industry.
Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2017 02:18 PM (mBYZv)

Yup.... the Big Tech companies got in bed with the Government... in order to score those big contracts...

Its not a Military Industrial Complex.... its a Tech / Bank / Government complex...

Posted by: Don Q. at August 22, 2017 02:23 PM (NgKpN)

190 160 - that was me, and thanks. Are there any good overall histories on the war?

Posted by: josephistan at August 22, 2017 02:23 PM (7HtZB)

191 Google is capitalism

Posted by: Sure at August 22, 2017 02:23 PM (X3Yjn)

192 @77: "Remember when this happened to Alex Jones and others in the Conspiracy
Theory area, and people ignored it and even said fuck them?"

Every group within the American Right utterly detests everyone who is further right than they are.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at August 22, 2017 02:23 PM (rznWS)

193 Gelato is literally ice cream.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:21 PM (XFue2)
------------------------
But not physically the same.

Posted by: RioBravo at August 22, 2017 02:24 PM (SsblQ)

194 "Upcoming '90s Christian Music Compilation Titled 'WOW This Music Was Corny'"

http://bit.ly/2wvSOUS


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at August 22, 2017 02:19 PM (6kP6G)
===================

Oh my gosh - I can relate! I listen to a Christian oldies show - "hits" from the 70s, 80, and 90s. It almost makes me want to turn Hare Krishna.

There are exceptions, but they're few and far between.

Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:25 PM (lwiT4)

195 Yeah, but the content providers are on Youtube (for now). And getting the word out about new alternatives is hard.

Not to mention the bandwidth costs involved in hosting and streaming files requires a shit ton of money. Who's going to sink billions-with-a-b into a new platform?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


I've given up fb/twitter and use bing for search, but I confess, you got me on youtube.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 22, 2017 02:25 PM (/qEW2)

196 Google is capitalism

I do think at a certain point, you've made enough money

Posted by: Barky McFuckstick at August 22, 2017 02:25 PM (tWnED)

197 Manhattan Media is a jealous and spiteful god.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 22, 2017 02:26 PM (YV+SU)

198 Amazon is in for hurt I suspect. My leftist friends are starting to turn their ire towards the perceived low wages and (also perceived) shitty working conditions. (I don't know enough about it to have an opinion.) Also push towards automation is making the leftist luddites mad.
In any case, amazon is heading to be the next "Walmart" in the eyes of the left. Ultimately Walmart has persisted, but Walmart angered the people who weren't it's customers. That's not so for amazon.
Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 22, 2017 02:16 PM (dzmBR)


Fenelon can address the work situation better than I since FenSpouse worked there and apparently it was as bad as people say.

I read somewhere (awesome sourcing I know) that Amazon pays a substantial sign on bonus up front for programmers but with the catch that if you don't stay for two years, you pay it back. Many people pay it back.

There have been stories in the UK press that the pressure is on the Amazon two hour delivery service drivers to make so many deliveries within a certain amount of time that the drivers are peeing into bottles in their vehicles.

My utter and probably totally wrong WAG on this is that Amazon is treating human beings as just another piece of code. You need to do this as efficiently as possible and if you don't you'll be deemed a bug and purged.

I'll still go home and use my Fire stick to watch Twitch while I'm reading a book on my Kindle while streaming the Indians game on a Fire tablet.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:26 PM (mf5HN)

199 193 Gelato is literally ice cream.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:21 PM (XFue2)
------------------------
But not physically the same.
Posted by: RioBravo at August 22, 2017 02:24 PM (SsblQ)

Ice cream is tranny Gelato, and ghey

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:26 PM (XFue2)

200 " I just read in WSJ that JP Morgan has donated $500k to the SPLC following the events in Charlottesville. Please do not bank there."

Also donated 500K to the ADL.

The place is completely SJW converged.

Posted by: resist we much at August 22, 2017 02:26 PM (o+nZ+)

201

Nazi-Hunting Fantasies Have Unhinged The Left

After Charlottesville, the Left's tendency to smear anyone who disagrees with them as a Nazi is spiraling to the point of paranoid insanity.


http://thefederalist.com/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 02:26 PM (fceHP)

202 Retard Sure is retarded.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2017 02:26 PM (0mRoj)

203 There's no way this is political. As best anyone can tell, there's a bot that's flagging anything with guns or profanity in the thumbnail and demonetizing it. One guy posted the same video but with one of the thumbnails being a puppy and that one was fine.

Agreed. I follow some top YouTube video game guys and gals to keep up with the kids these days (I work in the game industry and don't have time to actually play all the games). All of them were getting mass demonetization notices. These are guys averaging hundreds of thousands and even millions of views per video, guys who were able on their previous YT income alone to move to LA and custom-build bona-fide mansions.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 02:26 PM (KUTP5)

204 Amazon is in for hurt I suspect. My leftist friends are starting to turn their ire towards the perceived low wages and (also perceived) shitty working conditions. (I don't know enough about it to have an opinion.) Also push towards automation is making the leftist luddites mad.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 22, 2017 02:16 PM (dzmBR


I have read that Amazon is tough to work for as their production goals for each position are extremely high and they drive you very hard. I think the lefties want to a job where they shoot each other with nerf darts all day long and occasionally do a little work.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at August 22, 2017 02:27 PM (6kP6G)

205 OM - aww - they dissed Steven Curtis Chapman? bad bee

Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:27 PM (lwiT4)

206 So yeah, I've got no problem with using the weaponized government that progressives have constructed to bring them to their knees. They've sewn the wind, let them reap the whirlwind.

In two sentences I think you have accurately captured why the conservative movement is dead, or is at least dead for me. What you wrote is not a conservative sentiment, but we are way beyond the point where we have the luxury of asking nicely. There may actually be a handful of conservative pundits who still believe asking nicely will work (many others obviously who have been exposed as frauds), but I have to believe they are loosing influence day by day as more and more people come to this same conclusion.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at August 22, 2017 02:27 PM (kUmUV)

207 There is a business opportunity for the savvy. Creation of new platforms to host those being censored. Eventually this can lead to the destruction of Goolag and FakeBook.


Posted by: Locke Common at August 22, 2017 02:27 PM (I2kp0)

208 And Spam.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2017 02:23 PM (0mRoj)
..........

That reminds me. Headed to Oahu last week of September.

Posted by: wth at August 22, 2017 02:27 PM (HgMAr)

209 199. it's a trap.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine at August 22, 2017 02:27 PM (fA1SL)

210 Isn't demonitizing videos to Google's advantage? They can still push the ads but not have to pay the content provider?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 22, 2017 02:28 PM (oVJmc)

211 There's no way this is political. As best anyone can tell, there's a bot that's flagging anything with guns or profanity in the thumbnail and demonetizing it. One guy posted the same video but with one of the thumbnails being a puppy and that one was fine.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (mf5HN)


OK, but I'll believe this isn't political when a bunch of lefties start complaining that *their* videos are being demonitized.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at August 22, 2017 02:28 PM (6kP6G)

212
Manhattan Media is a jealous and spiteful god.
Posted by: Puddin Head at August 22, 2017 02:26 PM


Jason Whitlock was on with Tucker last night and was saying NYC used to run the country but now Silicon Valley does.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 22, 2017 02:28 PM (IqV8l)

213 Okay...w/o pointing anyone out.
This is what I read in some comments.

"Um, yea, but getting out new platforms is hard, and costs money, and there won't be revenue streams, and yadda. Yadda, Yadda."

Geez. Thank God Paul Revere & those guys didn't whine & say..."but England is so big & powerful and have more guns & people & well equipped. We might as well not even try." For fvcks sake people.

Over a decade ago I read this article from some mainline paper. "America, Oh Say Can We Whine".

We are even worse now. And have less excuses for it.

Waving around guns is easy. Calling your Congressmen and building new Internet platforms, and doing the actual work of a democracy day in and day out. That is hard work.

And we have been beaten. Badly. B/c the insane side has been doing it...the hard work...for years. Decades.

So if we end up losing, or getting to the point where guns need mass usage, then kiss your ass good-bye.

And I'm betting on the Insane & Globalists & Establishment to win at this point.









Posted by: So incredibly pissed off at August 22, 2017 02:29 PM (Hdehn)

214 The problem with regulating "them", is a future government will regulate "us".

Which puts them back in co trial of free speech.

I would rather destroy "then" through the free market and grenades. Mostly grenades.

Posted by: Marcus T, Blind from the Sun at August 22, 2017 02:29 PM (A7DN1)

215 And 4him had a couple of good ones too. bad bee

Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:29 PM (lwiT4)

216 @88: "With that said, a prior horde member thought antitrust lawsuits should
be started. Please do. About time we let these people (leftists and
their soulless bedmates) reap what they sow. Crawl so far up their
collective arses investigating this you almost see daylight at the other
end, and do it publicly."

Take a page from the Scientology playbook and sue employees individually, too; just allege that their bad acts were done ultra vires.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at August 22, 2017 02:29 PM (rznWS)

217 Ace must have been up all night partying, having sex, and watching his first sunrise.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:30 PM (XFue2)

218 >>>_The Bear Went Over The Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan_, by Grau and Glantz.

This is a compilation of some 49 company level missions of varying objectives. Your eyes will glaze over before you finish. It does not touch on theater level strategy other than through implication.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 02:30 PM (lh08N)

219 "Are there no billionaire liberty lovers "
Billionaires can be put in jail at the drop of a hat if they cross the establishment. Look at some of the tricks prosecutors have pulled. Got a real good lawyer. Well he can be charged with obstruction of justice.

Trump is holding these rallies because otherwise they would charge him with being an untouchable and throw him out of office. Nixon really didn't do anything that JFK and FDR had not done before him. They could get Nixon so they did. The Republicans hated Nixon. Baker and Ford were backstabbers.

Posted by: Mudd at August 22, 2017 02:30 PM (cfHE9)

220 "guys who were able on their previous YT income alone to move to LA and custom-build bona-fide mansions"

Daithi de Nogla?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at August 22, 2017 02:30 PM (thD3N)

221 I hunted Nazis. Antifa is only hunting their own 'relevance.'

Posted by: Simon Wiesenthal at August 22, 2017 02:30 PM (bc2Lc)

222 Posted by: McCool at August 22, 2017 02:06 PM (tWnED)

Well, except that nobody is going to a Trump rally to witness for Jesus Christ. They want to hear Trump speak and support him, a President elected by millions of people. and not the Savior or the Lord.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 02:31 PM (iVOAv)

223 Hi again Horde.

First gas stop in central Illinois. Next stop probably somewhere around Little Rock.

Fuck the Prog scum. War.

Later folks.

Posted by: Country Boy at August 22, 2017 02:31 PM (ZfFHx)

224 : I notice that in the prior thread, a question was asked about whether there were any good books of history on the Soviet military effort in Afghanistan.

-
I have no idea how to find it but back when the Ruskie war was going on, some magazine had some very poignant pictures. They were hand drawn, probably in crayon, by a dead Ruskie paratrooper. He had father child-like drawings of paratroopers jumping out of an airplane and other such snapshots os his all-too-short life.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at August 22, 2017 02:32 PM (Nwg0u)

225 211 There's no way this is political. As best anyone can tell, there's a bot that's flagging anything with guns or profanity in the thumbnail and demonetizing it. One guy posted the same video but with one of the thumbnails being a puppy and that one was fine.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:02 PM (mf5HN)

OK, but I'll believe this isn't political when a bunch of lefties start complaining that *their* videos are being demonitized.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at August 22, 2017 02:28 PM (6kP6G)

Seriously, Brock, the SPLC, lefty/pol, and a few others are using bots. They are also targeting specific people using humans.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:32 PM (XFue2)

226 Well, except that nobody is going to a Trump rally to witness for Jesus Christ.
============================


Clearly, you have never met Rev

Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:33 PM (lwiT4)

227 We need some feminist alternative, like UterusTube.

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at August 22, 2017 02:33 PM (/qEW2)

228 This coordinated attack on the right these last couple of weeks should be looked at as a gift. When the Burning Times come, conservatives will hold little to no sympathy towards the leftists and anyone that conspired with them. None.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 22, 2017 02:33 PM (mcI77)

229
Well, except that nobody is going to a Trump rally to witness for Jesus Christ. They want to hear Trump speak and support him, a President elected by millions of people. and not the Savior or the Lord.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 02:31 PM (iVOAv)

BREAKING NEWS - Trump supporters claim he's bigger than Jesus

Posted by: This is CNN at August 22, 2017 02:33 PM (7HtZB)

230 Paypal dropped Pamela Geller/Atlas Shrugged site.




An independent "Operation Chokepoint" for non-progressive voices.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2017 02:33 PM (NOIQH)

231 I wish people would stop calling leftists "liberals."
The mid-20th-century "liberals" used that term to distinguish themselves from totalitarian socialists.

They pursued a big welfare state and even nationalization but actually believed their goals wouldn't undermine democracy and formal rights. They were fools but they were also sincerely anti-fascist, which included being anti-Communist.

The New Left ( a blend of Marxism and racialism) killed them off. Very, very few Dems are still "liberal."

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 22, 2017 02:33 PM (0jtPF)

232 Daithi de Nogla?

Yup. Cartoonz was the smart guy in that crew - he stayed in North Carolina and bought a lot of guns instead.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 02:34 PM (KUTP5)

233 227 We need some feminist alternative, like UterusTube.

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at August 22, 2017 02:33 PM (/qEW2)


OotiTube

Posted by: Sally Kohn at August 22, 2017 02:34 PM (mcI77)

234 Considering how many of the Prager University videos that were shutdown and/or demonitized, this is not about Nazi's.

It's about silencing anyone who is not to the Left of Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2017 02:34 PM (NOIQH)

235 I'll still go home and use my Fire stick to watch Twitch while I'm reading a book on my Kindle while streaming the Indians game on a Fire tablet.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:26 PM (mf5HN)


I had a factory for like forever. In the decades of my rein of terror you know what never once happened? A UPS driver asking to use the bathroom. They were there every single work day for decades.

Those guys bust their asses and sweat so hard and get so lean they never have to pee. Well, not during working hours anyway.

Tough dudes, in a tough job.

Now as to whether it is 'fair' to ask people to work their asses off - and it might seem a tad the ghey for me to have noticed, but they had no asses of any appreciable size.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at August 22, 2017 02:34 PM (EgwCt)

236 22 "
I would squeal like a teen-aged girl at a Justin Bieber concert if Trump wrote an EO declaring that Google, YouTube and Facebook are public
utilities and are to be regulated as such. Throw in a heavy dose of
'commerce clause' and my joy would be complete."

This. Eleventy. Announce that the Republican Party is going back to its trust-busting Teddy Roosevelt roots.
Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 01:48 PM

Actually, if the Twitter users' lawsuit against Trump for blocking them goes through on its current arguments, YouTube et al will be quaking in their boots. The argument is that Twitter is a type of public square, a virtual marketplace of ideas, and blocking users can be seen as a type of First Amendment violation. I heard a lawyer/professor explaining the arguments and the first thing I thought of were the FCC rules when TV and radio frequencies were a limited commodity.

Posted by: NaughtyPine - Public intellectual at August 22, 2017 02:35 PM (hQWkm)

237 210
Isn't demonitizing videos to Google's advantage? They can still push the ads but not have to pay the content provider?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 22, 2017 02:28 PM (oVJmc)

Yes and no. They are not demonitizing all videos. Just some according to some nebulous standards that are not public or well spelled out, and which, "incidentally" all more heavily handed on conservative leaning or Trump supporting viewpoints, as appears from mass anecdotal and high profile reports. Still waiting to see a high profile lefty getting demonitized.
This all started with a "crisis" of some sponsors ad appearing in content that put them in a negative light (ISIS agitprop, IIRC), followed by a massive pullout of sponsors, until google fixed the problem. They fixed it alright.
And Goolag does not get paid if they don't show an add on a video.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 22, 2017 02:35 PM (tbOMB)

238 Agreed. I follow some top YouTube video game guys and gals to keep up with the kids these days (I work in the game industry and don't have time to actually play all the games). All of them were getting mass demonetization notices. These are guys averaging hundreds of thousands and even millions of views per video, guys who were able on their previous YT income alone to move to LA and custom-build bona-fide mansions.
Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 02:26 PM (KUTP5)


Yup.

I think we're looking at two separate issues. There's purging and blacklisting and demonetizing of people based explicitly on politics.

Then there's hey advertisers got spooked over pewdiepie so we'll create a bot that flags "controversial" stuff and whomever wrote the code knows nothing about gaming and was all eeewww guns are icky! and missed the whole bit about how, apart from Hearthstone and the MOBAs, the most popular games in the world involve shooting things in the face. Which, actually, Hearthstone and MOBAs do as well, just with a facade of a card or fantasy heroes using magic.

Pulling hundreds of thousands of dollars in income off people with no notice and no warning is an awesome way to get sued to hell and gone.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:35 PM (mf5HN)

239 Those billionaire conservatives we keep hearing about, of course. They're bound to show up sometime.

Posted by: josephistan at August 22, 2017 02:09 PM (7HtZB)

I can't think of a single conservative equivalent to Steyer or any other influential Leftist billionaire. As I understand it, the (in)famous Koch Brothers, the bugaboo of the progressives, are practically puritanical about their particular brand of libertarianism, which means they are emphatically not conservatives.

We're on our own. It's bottom-up grassroots or it's nothing at all.

Posted by: troyriser at August 22, 2017 02:35 PM (Fw5cQ)

240 I suppose lawsuits are the only way to fight it; that, and, like someone mentioned upthread, getting conservatives elected and praying.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 02:36 PM (+lXDn)

241 bacon, eggs, bacon, waffles, bacon and more bacon
Posted by: simplemind at August 22, 2017 02:22 PM (6ZoIF)
And Spam.
Posted by: Insomniac at August 22, 2017 02:23 PM (0mRoj)


Spam, spam, spam, wonderful spaaaaam...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at August 22, 2017 02:36 PM (6kP6G)

242 People demonetized need a class action suit.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 02:36 PM (iVOAv)

243 Try, instead of YouTube, http://vid.me

That site allows you to directly tip video content creators.

Posted by: The Tipping Hat at August 22, 2017 02:36 PM (vBeA5)

244 So, alexthechick, this streaming Indians games thing. You have cable, I take it?

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 22, 2017 02:37 PM (FQKBL)

245 227 We need some feminist alternative, like UterusTube.

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at August 22, 2017 02:33 PM (/qEW2)

OotiTube


Posted by: Sally Kohn at August 22, 2017 02:34 PM (mcI77)
........

Fallopianbook

Posted by: wth at August 22, 2017 02:37 PM (HgMAr)

246 Given that people have been asking essentially the same question about
newspapers and tv networks for a few decades now, the answer is a big ol
"Nope."
------
Conrad Black; then they engineered a phoney criminal charge against him with a corrupt, incompetent Chicago jury prosecuted by Patrick Fitzgerald and drove him out.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2017 02:37 PM (mJ8mX)

247 Probably already mentioned?

Robert Spencer's inquisition from ProPublica:
http://neoneocon.com/2017/08/21/internet-free-speech-threatened/

1) Do you disagree with the designation of your website as hate or extremist? Why?

2) We identified several tech companies on your website: PayPal, Amazon,
Newsmax, and Revcontent. Can you confirm that you receive funds from
your relationship with those tech companies? How would the loss of those
funds affect your operations, and how would you be able to replace
them?

3) Have you been shut down by other tech companies for being an alleged hate or extremist web site? Which companies?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2017 02:37 PM (NOIQH)

248 @189: "Its not a Military Industrial Complex.... its a Tech / Bank / Government complex..."

*ahem*

Posted by: The Media at August 22, 2017 02:37 PM (rznWS)

249 Sown.

Posted by: aelfheld at August 22, 2017 02:38 PM (IxDhF)

250 Fen,

I would posit that many people supported Trump
as a political way to witness for the Lord.

Because the other option just promised more abortions, more prosecution of bakers, more making nuns pay for contraceptives, and said that 'deeply seated' religious beliefs would have to change.

Trump is no savior to be sure, but he promised to push back or pause some of the madness of the left.

Posted by: McCool at August 22, 2017 02:38 PM (tWnED)

251 >>> I just read in WSJ that JP Morgan has donated $500k to the SPLC following the events in Charlottesville. Please do not bank there.


"Also donated 500K to the ADL. The place is completely SJW converged."

JP Morgan Chase, run by longtime Democratic donor and sympathizer Jamie Dimon, whom Trump foolishly thought would be a good and important addition to his business advisory council.

The same council Trump had to hastily disband after a bunch of its members started calling him a racist retard and showily resigning as a virtue signal.

The unforced error count continues to steadily increase.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 02:38 PM (ujwCG)

252
200 " I just read in WSJ that JP Morgan has donated $500k to the SPLC following the events in Charlottesville. Please do not bank there."

Also donated 500K to the ADL.

The place is completely SJW converged.



Posted by: resist we much at August 22, 2017 02:26 PM (o+nZ+)


Even financial transactions are little more than one big Virtue Signaling Circle Jerk now.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 22, 2017 02:38 PM (9TK8E)

253 willowed on the last thread:

We are just Americans
http://bit.ly/2iomOft

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 22, 2017 02:38 PM (JKNZq)

254 The censorship is also a bailout of the MSM.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:39 PM (XFue2)

255 Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:26 PM (mf5HN)

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at August 22, 2017 02:27 PM (6kP6G)

FWIW, my friends are irked heavily at the warehouse side of it moreso than coding.
I suspect it's union influence (amazon IIRC is not unionized). The same thing that plagued Walmart for years has a new target. But that doesn't make it any less troublesome for them.

Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 22, 2017 02:39 PM (dzmBR)

256
I think we're looking at two separate issues. There's purging and blacklisting and demonetizing of people based explicitly on politics.

Then there's hey advertisers got spooked over pewdiepie so we'll create a bot that flags "controversial" stuff and whomever wrote the code knows nothing about gaming and was all eeewww guns are icky! and missed the whole bit about how, apart from Hearthstone and the MOBAs, the most popular games in the world involve shooting things in the face. Which, actually, Hearthstone and MOBAs do as well, just with a facade of a card or fantasy heroes using magic.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:35 PM (mf5HN)


It's been pretty much proved that YouTube doesn't use bots running on algorithms, but rather has an outright blacklist.

https://vid.me/vv5kh

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 22, 2017 02:39 PM (vBeA5)

257 Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:25 PM (lwiT4)

grammie,not sure how your tastes run, but Needtobreathe are a great Christian band!

Rivers in the Wasteland is my favorite album of theirs. Great music, most of it is not beating you over the head with a message, though the message is certainly there.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 02:40 PM (+lXDn)

258 So, alexthechick, this streaming Indians games thing. You have cable, I take it?
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 22, 2017 02:37 PM (FQKBL)



SiriusXM because listening to Tom Hamilton call a game is one of the great simple joys in life. Also I live Far Away from Ohio now.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:40 PM (mf5HN)

259 Re: 228 - Posted by: Under Fire at August 22, 2017 02:33 PM (mcI77)

When the burning times come some of us (actually I suspect a great many of us) will not survive. I have no practical outdoor or self defense skills and have spent the past 38 years on drawing boards and computers. I'm not totally out of physical shape, but I won't survive if I have to arrange to get my own food or heat during the endless winter in these parts. There is no sense in deluding myself that I will, and at somewhat north of 60 I'm not to develop any of these skills.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at August 22, 2017 02:40 PM (kUmUV)

260 The unforced error count continues to steadily increase.




Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 02:38 PM (ujwCG)
===========================

I don't think a mishap-free Presidency is possible, especially when any and all events are slanted in a negative way. The press is the origin of a lot of bumps in the road.

Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:40 PM (lwiT4)

261 Used to be a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged.

Unfortunately I believe the wealthy and powerful who profess to be Right leaning have never been mugged. It's all theoretical to them.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 22, 2017 02:41 PM (glJL/)

262 grammie,not sure how your tastes run, but Needtobreathe are a great Christian band!
========================


I know I've listened to them before, but I can't recall their music. I could go to YouTube ...... ah, conflicted.

Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:43 PM (lwiT4)

263 258 Also I live Far Away from Ohio now.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:40 PM (mf5HN)


Heading in your direction Friday to take little OCIS back to college.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2017 02:43 PM (jxbfJ)

264 Youtube is a primary income source for many content producers now. Those people can't simply switch platforms without losing a huge portion of their viewership and income.

This is a very big deal, as this demonetization campaign is designed so that only those espousing Youtube approved politics (liberal and atheist) can make a living doing so. Everyone else can do so as a hobby at best. And with the precedent set, more channels like Prager's will be flagged as age restricted then removed and banned altogether.

Posted by: Sjg at August 22, 2017 02:43 PM (gDSJf)

265 But I thought the pewdipie guy got accused of being a racist and that's why he was....banned or whatever was done to him?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 02:44 PM (+lXDn)

266 Bust them up.

Or even start passing basic privacy laws and watch them squeal.

I don't want to hear a damn word about how letting these megacorps stifle speech is somehow pro-business and we just have to fall on our swords.

Posted by: Maritime at August 22, 2017 02:44 PM (lKmt3)

267 DuckDuckGo and vid.me are excellent alternatives to Google services, Chrome and YouTube respectively. The beast has to be starved before it eats us all.

Posted by: Motorhead at August 22, 2017 02:44 PM (S/kZ5)

268 Ah, okay. I can listen to the games through my MLB.TV subscription, but I can't watch, because I'm in the Cleveland viewing area.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 22, 2017 02:44 PM (FQKBL)

269 Individual, private companies deciding they don't want to associate with someone any more is their business. One of the most foundational concepts of conservatism is that people get to do what they want with their own money and property. I do not support any demands to punish a company for doing its own thing with its own stuff, no matter how stupid it is.

That said, busting up monopolies doesn't bother me much, particularly caustic and damaging ones.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:44 PM (39g3+)

270 Posted by: moon_over_vermont at August 22, 2017 02:40 PM (kUmUV)

You need to find some like minded people that you can form a group if the burning times ever come. Even the most hardy have just a slim chance on surviving alone.

I suspect though we will never have a flash fire and it will just be a slow burn.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 22, 2017 02:44 PM (glJL/)

271 You sew clothes and sow seeds.

Why are all Trump fans such simpletons?

Posted by: Bill Wynn at August 22, 2017 02:44 PM (QTqWy)

272 This is why one should not shackle themselves to a single proprietary, or series of propitiatory, commercial sites.

More on that here:

"Gatekeepers Gonna Gatekeep"

http://politicalhat.com/2017/08/16/gatekeepers-gonna-gatekeep/

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 22, 2017 02:45 PM (vBeA5)

273 265. Yep. WSJ did an SJW hit-piece on him, accusing him of being a neo-nazi or something.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 22, 2017 02:45 PM (fA1SL)

274 264 Youtube is a primary income source for many content producers now. Those people can't simply switch platforms without losing a huge portion of their viewership and income.

This is a very big deal, as this demonetization campaign is designed so that only those espousing Youtube approved politics (liberal and atheist) can make a living doing so. Everyone else can do so as a hobby at best. And with the precedent set, more channels like Prager's will be flagged as age restricted then removed and banned altogether.
Posted by: Sjg at August 22, 2017 02:43 PM (gDSJf)


If only they demonetized the moron youtuber who thought filming a stunt where he used an encyclopedia/phonebook covering his chest would stop a .500SW round fired by his girlfriend.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2017 02:45 PM (jxbfJ)

275 Seeing that happen to Google would make my day, for months.
Particularly because I've hated google since I recognized their biases back in the early 2000's. It's time they felt the knife in their back, twisted at whim.

Posted by: Gmac - 'All politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at August 22, 2017 02:45 PM (qZdIZ)

276 Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:43 PM (lwiT4)

LOL! I know exactly what you mean, I love youtube. My number one time-suck by far.

Maybe try the band's website?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 02:45 PM (+lXDn)

277 http://2ndvote.com/

Lists many companies that are of the Progressive Agenda.

Posted by: Sally Kohn at August 22, 2017 02:46 PM (mcI77)

278 is it demonetizing or demon- etizing?

Posted by: simplemind at August 22, 2017 02:46 PM (M6iO6)

279 269 Individual, private companies deciding they don't want to associate with someone any more is their business. One of the most foundational concepts of conservatism is that people get to do what they want with their own money and property. I do not support any demands to punish a company for doing its own thing with its own stuff, no matter how stupid it is.

That said, busting up monopolies doesn't bother me much, particularly caustic and damaging ones.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:44 PM (39g3+)


Christopher - you are 100% right.

Funny thing though is WE (conservative leaning folk) were forced to bake the cake, photograph the wedding, etc.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2017 02:46 PM (jxbfJ)

280 There are now check boxes on the item-listing selling form on Ebay. Check here to donate to:

[ ] Southern Poverty Law Center

[ ] Anti-Defamation League

(at least they were there several days ago when I posted a listing)

Posted by: one of those at August 22, 2017 02:46 PM (zPmKH)

281 This is a very big deal, as this demonetization campaign is designed so that only those espousing Youtube approved politics (liberal and atheist) can make a living doing so. Everyone else can do so as a hobby at best. And with the precedent set, more channels like Prager's will be flagged as age restricted then removed and banned altogether.

Posted by: Sjg at August 22, 2017 02:43 PM (gDSJf)


Make them live by their own rules.

BAKE THE CAKE.

Posted by: The Political Hat at August 22, 2017 02:47 PM (vBeA5)

282 Late getting here and it's probably been asked a hundred times already but just what the hell has happened to our anti-monopoly laws?



Posted by: LGoPs at August 22, 2017 02:47 PM (EWZTH)

283 Switching to Opera Browser. Tried Brave but too inconsistent to be a default browser. Opera also did a much better job importing my bookmarks from Chrome.

Posted by: OCBill at August 22, 2017 02:47 PM (df+Zi)

284 I do not support any demands to punish a company for doing its own thing with its own stuff, no matter how stupid it is.
----------------------

Limited liability should incur some cost.

Posted by: RioBravo at August 22, 2017 02:48 PM (SsblQ)

285 We need our partisans into every department so that these tech giants can feel the sting of simultaneous IRS, EPA, DOJ, SEC and whatever else investigations.

Zuckerburg needs an anal probing by the long arm of the federal government in order to properly adjust his attitude.

Musk could use an audit or two.

The Google monopoly must be broken up.

Time to quit being nice.

Posted by: jwest at August 22, 2017 02:48 PM (Zs4uk)

286
The unforced error count continues to steadily increase.
Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 02:38 PM (ujwCG)


Getting a bit loose with the scoring. I wouldn't score that as an unforced error

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at August 22, 2017 02:48 PM (lKyWE)

287 Maybe try the band's website?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 02:45 PM (+lXDn)
---------------------------------

I cheated and went to YouTube. Yes - I remember them now. I like them very much. Kind of in the same vein as Crowder.

Posted by: grammie winger, wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door, at August 22, 2017 02:48 PM (lwiT4)

288 283. Brave is pretty good. So is Pale Moon.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 22, 2017 02:48 PM (fA1SL)

289 I've been using Google products now for a solid decade. I need to start using some other platforms.

Email is easy enough - but I really do love my Samsung Galaxy S8+ and I love Android. I truly despise iPhones and anything made by Apple. I also very much depend on Google for my home automation - which I will need to replace with Amazon Alexa (which sucks compared to Google Home).

Being a warrior in this culture war requires some sacrifices however.

Posted by: Defenestratus at August 22, 2017 02:48 PM (a9n6M)

290 271 You sew clothes and sow seeds.

Why are all Trump fans such simpletons?
Posted by: Bill Wynn at August 22, 2017 02:44 PM (QTqWy)

This from a guy who can't spell "Win" properly.

Posted by: josephistan at August 22, 2017 02:49 PM (7HtZB)

291 YouTube was allowed to turn the law on its head and allowed to post copyright material if posted by someone else and only had to remove it if they got a direct request from the entity that copyrighted the material.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 22, 2017 02:49 PM (glJL/)

292 "Why are all Trump fans such simpletons?

Posted by: Bill Wynn"


Hey Billy Boy, no need for insults. I know you were crushed when your hero Hillary lost and you were made to look like an idiot here. But you need to get over it. Maybe some early nights will help.

Posted by: Benji Carver at August 22, 2017 02:49 PM (OD2ni)

293 First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the socialists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a socialist.

Then they came for the college professors, hollywood actors and lawyers, feminists, social justice warriors and anarchists, and I didn't speak up then either.

Then things got way better and everything was pretty cool from then on.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at August 22, 2017 02:49 PM (INRVS)

294 Late getting here and it's probably been asked a hundred times already but just what the hell has happened to our anti-monopoly laws?

Several mega companies like Google have gotten exemptions.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:49 PM (39g3+)

295 If social media alternatives to fb/twitter (like gab) became more prevalent, that would be good - it would be moving towards a "restaurant" type situation. There are megacorporations like McDonalds and Subway, but they don't, and can never put restaurants out of business.

People are always in control. There is no real need for antitrust laws other than people are stupid. But in the case of restaurants, their culinary preferences cause them to exercise actual choice rather than just going along with the herd.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 22, 2017 02:50 PM (/qEW2)

296 There is no sense in deluding myself that I will, and at somewhat north of 60 I'm not to develop any of these skills.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at August 22, 2017 02:40 PM (kUmUV)

Put your mind at rest. Stay in the day. We're not going to be scavenging the wasteland for canned goods any time soon.

That said, exercising regularly and learning useful new things like marksmanship, lock-picking, home-made black powder production, and emergency first aid makes for a more fun, fulfilling life.

Posted by: troyriser at August 22, 2017 02:50 PM (Fw5cQ)

297 Individual, private companies deciding they don't want to associate with someone any more is their business. One of the most foundational concepts of conservatism is that people get to do what they want with their own money and property. I do not support any demands to punish a company for doing its own thing with its own stuff, no matter how stupid it is.

That said, busting up monopolies doesn't bother me much, particularly caustic and damaging ones.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

________

If the Left wants to change the current laws so companies can openly discriminate, then we can have the conversation about letting companies engage in this sort of activity.

But until then, I'm all for hoisting these Leftists on their own petard. You want to make us bake a gay wedding cake, then you better let a Christian have a YouTube Channel.

Unilateral disarmament is not going to win this war.

Posted by: Maritime at August 22, 2017 02:50 PM (lKmt3)

298 289 I've been using Google products now for a solid decade. I need to start using some other platforms.

Email is easy enough - but I really do love my Samsung Galaxy S8+ and I love Android. I truly despise iPhones and anything made by Apple. I also very much depend on Google for my home automation - which I will need to replace with Amazon Alexa (which sucks compared to Google Home).

Being a warrior in this culture war requires some sacrifices however.
Posted by: Defenestratus at August 22, 2017 02:48 PM (a9n6M)

Not trying to sound snarky, but do you really need home automation?

Posted by: josephistan at August 22, 2017 02:50 PM (7HtZB)

299 >>Why are all Trump fans such simpletons?

Said the idiot who predicted and early night for Trump on election night.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 22, 2017 02:50 PM (/tuJf)

300 Opera is a Chinese product.
Be wary of it.

Posted by: highwatermark at August 22, 2017 02:51 PM (w7KSn)

301 289 I also very much depend on Google for my home automation - which I will need to replace with Amazon Alexa (which sucks compared to Google Home).

Being a warrior in this culture war requires some sacrifices however.


Posted by: Defenestratus at August 22, 2017 02:48 PM (a9n6M)


*shudder* I don't like the idea of Echo/Alexa at all. Recording your conversations and passing them onto the authorities if you were to say something "undesirable"...

Posted by: Hikaru at August 22, 2017 02:51 PM (9TK8E)

302 "Why are all Trump fans such simpletons?



Posted by: Bill Wynn"
=======================


Car crash. Brain damage. Encephalitis. Measles. Tapeworm. Meningitis. Venereal disease.

Posted by: grammie winger, wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door, at August 22, 2017 02:51 PM (lwiT4)

303 http://2ndvote.com/

A good site that assists in making good conservative purchasing decisions.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 22, 2017 02:51 PM (mcI77)

304 People looking for google/youtube replacements, look here.

For example:

http://alternativeto.net/software/youtube/


Lots of ways to get away from google including paying for your own email hosting.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 22, 2017 02:51 PM (tbOMB)

305 264 Youtube is a primary income source for many content producers now. Those people can't simply switch platforms without losing a huge portion of their viewership and income.

This is a very big deal, as this demonetization campaign is designed so that only those espousing Youtube approved politics (liberal and atheist) can make a living doing so. Everyone else can do so as a hobby at best. And with the precedent set, more channels like Prager's will be flagged as age restricted then removed and banned altogether.
Posted by: Sjg at August 22, 2017 02:43 PM (gDSJf)

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Uh, duh. That's why platforms by should have been built years ago...or at least after Trump. The technology companies all but announced this was coming.

We are like that frog boiling in the pan.

Ya know how Islamists look at the twilight vigils & tough words after a terrorist attack? With derision. And laughter. And contempt for the West.

That is how the establishment & left looks at the right/us.
Why shouldn't they? We've earned it.

We deserve their derision and contempt. If we lose, we have no one to blame but ourselves. That's right. Us.

Posted by: So incredibly pissed off at August 22, 2017 02:51 PM (Hdehn)

306 300 Opera is a Chinese product.
Be wary of it.
Posted by: highwatermark at August 22, 2017 02:51 PM (w7KSn)

No, the Klingons invented opera.

Posted by: Lt. Worf at August 22, 2017 02:51 PM (7HtZB)

307 OK, I realize that the issue here is YouTube, but it starts with Google, and that means a Search Engine.

Are you using DuckDuckGo? duckduckgo.com

Is it as thorough as Google? No. Is it good enough? Yeah, about 98% of the time. And the more it gets used, the more money it has to improve, etc. Virtuous circle.

If you didn't know about it, take a look. Make sure to look at the bottom of the page. Scroll down. See the difference between Duck and "Do No Evil, Incorporated?"

Support the good guys. If enough people do that, then they can expand to videos and such. There is nothing unique about Google - just monopolistic.

Take your eyeballs elsewhere. Get off of Facebook, too. You have better things to do than support them.

Posted by: RobM1981 at August 22, 2017 02:52 PM (VVBN7)

308 Why are all Trump fans such simpletons?

Posted by: Bill Wynn at August 22, 2017 02:44 PM (QTqWy)
.........

Really.

Posted by: Obama Voter at August 22, 2017 02:52 PM (HgMAr)

309 If social media alternatives to fb/twitter (like gab) became more prevalent, that would be good - it would be moving towards a "restaurant" type situation.

I signed up for Gab very early on, but it kind of turned me off that it was almost all politics all the time and that those politics are generally a bit more KILL ALL THE JOOOOS than I like.

Is it getting better?

Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 02:53 PM (KUTP5)

310 You know, I really, really hate to say it, but I'm thinking Kaczynski was right.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at August 22, 2017 02:53 PM (Eec/E)

311 Posted by: troyriser at August 22, 2017 02:50 PM (Fw5cQ)

I eliminated the need for learning lock picking with the purchase of a sledge hammer, bolt cutters and pry bar.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 22, 2017 02:53 PM (glJL/)

312

hehe, the Bannon Fidget Spinner is $8, but you can get a 3 pack for just over $21!

when will Ace have a spinner?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 02:53 PM (fceHP)

313 I remember when people used to be uncomfortable with the very idea of being listened in on and the government knowing where they are at all times.

Now people complain when they can't get gps on their phone to tell where they are, and deliberately buy machines that listen to them all day long, recording it all.

We live in stupid times.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:54 PM (39g3+)

314 >>>Not trying to sound snarky, but do you really need home automation?

But first, the thermostat will blow me.

Posted by: wooga at August 22, 2017 02:54 PM (5/Ej2)

315 >>But I thought the pewdipie guy got accused of being a racist and
that's why he was....banned or whatever was done to him?


Oh, it was a reputation assassination.
Pewdiepie has ~53 million subscribers.
Signed a deal with Disney.

WSJ (I think) claimed Pewdiepie was a Nazi supporter - their proof was an clip where Pwediepie says "Oh, my critics would have you believe I say '[caricature of Nazi speaking]'" They used his joke about being a Nazi to smear him as a Nazi (why not edit a Dave Chappelle clip to claim he's a KKK wizard?).

Disney drops Pewdiepie, he loses huge deal of money.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2017 02:54 PM (NOIQH)

316 I like that word -- "demonetized."

Anyway, the nice thing about liberalism is that you can actually outlaw things without writing it into statute (like thinking your race is better than the others, baking cakes for gay weddings) . . .

. . . and you can actually legalize things without changing the law (legalizing illegal immigrants, creating fugitive cities, expelling white people from college events based on their race).

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 22, 2017 02:55 PM (4AVeu)

317 But I thought the pewdipie guy got accused of being a racist and that's why he was....banned or whatever was done to him?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 02:44 PM (+lXDn)



pewdiepie pulled some stupid stunt involving Nazi stuff and that was well before all this idiocy. IIRC, he hired some guys off Fiver to give Nazi salutes or somesuch and made other allegedly anti-Semetic comments. Look, I am most decidedly not a fan of his but claiming what he did was racist was idiotic. His whole schtick is that he does stupid stunts and says outrageous things. He hates everyone.

The WSJ lost its mind and got his deal with Disney cancelled. That, in combination with, say, an ad for Colgate running on what turned out to be a no shit ISIS recruitment video, got the advertisers spooked as to being caught up in a boycott when they did not intentionally place an ad on a video.

Of course, now you have the hard core SJW deciding what is controversial and here we are.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:55 PM (mf5HN)

318 This attitude is spreading among libertarian-leaning conservatives. You can see it at Instapundit, for example. I was just talking to an old friend. 20 years ago he would have gone ballistic over this suggestion; today, he supports it.

Of course, some actions would be compatible with libertarianism, such as getting rid of laws and tax policies which favor big established businesses. So far as that can be achieved, I'd be all for it. But to think it would get very far strikes me as fantasy. Politics is on the side of the biggest bribery.

Posted by: George LeS at August 22, 2017 02:55 PM (+TcCF)

319 Fidget Spinners, the Pet Rock of our times. Its funny as I get older I keep seeing the same dumb mistakes being repeated by people. That haircut so many guys have now that looks like the top of an ice cream cone and shaved everywhere else. Hobo beards. I just can't help but remember how "cool" the mullet used to be.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:55 PM (39g3+)

320 The Democrat's rhetoric and politics of genocide. The pogroms have been in place for years, and are ongoing.

The only thing they haven't done, yet, is knock down your doors and drag you off to the camps.

Posted by: The Hot Gates at August 22, 2017 02:56 PM (Na/F1)

321 I just can't help but remember how "cool" the mullet used to be.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:55 PM (39g3+)
=======================

I love a good mullet.

Posted by: grammie winger, wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door, at August 22, 2017 02:56 PM (lwiT4)

322 PewDiePie was dropping red pills to the youth. He was a major threat to the established order.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 02:57 PM (XFue2)

323 311 Posted by: troyriser at August 22, 2017 02:50 PM (Fw5cQ)

I eliminated the need for learning lock picking with the purchase of a sledge hammer, bolt cutters and pry bar.
Posted by: Jack Sock at August 22, 2017 02:53 PM (glJL/)

Remington 870 Express Tactical with 9 Ball 00 Buck is much quicker, louder and fun.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2017 02:57 PM (jxbfJ)

324 >>>Youtube is a primary income source for many content producers now. Those people can't simply switch platforms without losing a huge portion of their viewership and income.

'Content producers'? Is that a real job?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 02:57 PM (lh08N)

325 I eliminated the need for learning lock picking with the purchase of a sledge hammer, bolt cutters and pry bar.
----------
Two long handled wrenches put then side by side with one prong of each inside the "U" of a padlock. Squeeze the handles together . . the heads rotate away forcing the prongs apart and breaking the "U". Long handle wrenches, more leverage less work. All you really need is to know how to use the tools at hand.

Posted by: simplemind at August 22, 2017 02:57 PM (5Fuie)

326 I just don't care anymore. Screw 'em. We're in a knife fight for our survival against those who want to turn our country into a socialist craphole run by a women's studies department, so arguing about the virtues of limited government is pointless and counterproductive.
-Oregon Muse-

A knife fight, you say?
Better take the advise of the last president.
You wouldn't want to be caught short.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 22, 2017 02:57 PM (z79tQ)

327 I love a good mullet.


Posted by: grammie winger, wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door, at August 22, 2017 02:56 PM (lwiT4)
Heh. I remember wearing big plastic earrings and funky socks.

Posted by: IC at August 22, 2017 02:58 PM (a0IVu)

328 >>>Posted by: that guy that always thinks it's beginning at August 22, 2017 01:46 PM (LTHV

I like this guy!

Posted by: Max Power at August 22, 2017 02:58 PM (q177U)

329 257 Posted by: grammie winger - I saw the light, no more darkness, no more night at August 22, 2017 02:25 PM (lwiT4)

grammie,not sure how your tastes run, but Needtobreathe are a great Christian band!

Rivers in the Wasteland is my favorite album of theirs. Great music, most of it is not beating you over the head with a message, though the message is certainly there.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 02:40 PM

I second this! What a great band they are! I listen to a couple Christian radio stations in my area and my nieces ended up hooked on Toby Mac and Mandisa among others. There really is more variety than there used to be, although a few like The Newsboys and Oficina G3 still keep going.

Posted by: NaughtyPine - Public intellectual at August 22, 2017 02:58 PM (hQWkm)

330 Christopher R Taylor: "That said, busting up monopolies doesn't bother me much, particularly caustic and damaging ones."

Also, these monopolies aren't being monopolistic in the competitive "free market" sense of the word. They buy politicians, hence, legislation that serves themselves. So I have no compunction whatsoever in going after these tech behemoths because it isn't in any way free enterprise anymore. There is fascism. They are selectively admitted to advisory boards and Congressional hearings by virtue of special access and quid pro quo. They set policy. None of these big players go in to any of these government entities and ask for guidelines or restrictions to their own economic participation. It's the fox guarding the hen house.

So, yeah, the idealism and theory of "free market" is an illusion. I'm at the point of insisting that these big businesses get anally probed and handcuffed because, essentially, we are having the government probe itself. Kinda ironic.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 22, 2017 02:58 PM (H8S+R)

331 Schlicter: Principles do not stand alone; they are nested within a system and together they make it function smoothly. Our system isn't some cultural cafeteria where you load up your plate with the principles you like and hard pass on the principles you don't. If you decide you don't want to play your part in the system you shouldn't be shocked when the other participants make the same decision. "Free enterprise" means "enterprise generally free of government control," and it's stunning that the Silicon Valley people we hear are so smart don't foresee that when their "enterprise" morphs into a partisan political campaign the people on the other side of the spectrum are going to leverage their own political power in response.".......

This is like the grocery store refusing to sell food to Republicans. Or the power company shutting off power because of your MAGA hat.

Hell, no. #War.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at August 22, 2017 02:58 PM (QH7ml)

332 Things that demonetize you:

1. Government.
2. Things created by Government.
3. Things protected by Government.
4. Things subsidized by Government.
5. Subgovernments.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 22, 2017 02:58 PM (4AVeu)

333 Late getting here and it's probably been asked a
hundred times already but just what the hell has happened to our
anti-monopoly laws?



Several mega companies like Google have gotten exemptions.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:49 PM (39g3+)


That's a hell of an exemption considering that Google and companies like it have the ability to control the essential elements needed in any "national conversation" (aka the ability to commit free speech).


Where in the name of fuckdom is the Congress in all this?

I know the answer but I'm still allowed to rhetorically ask/scream the question.




Posted by: LGoPs at August 22, 2017 02:59 PM (EWZTH)

334 324. Yes, yes it is. One of my favorites put himself through medical school and has been supplementing his parents' pension of approx USD 200 a month with it

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 22, 2017 02:59 PM (fA1SL)

335 Moon_over_vermont,

Start with what you can do. The Pantry Primer by Daisy Luther will help you learn how to store some food on a budget. You can start to save information on how to do useful things. Even if you can't physically do them yourself, the information can be invaluable to someone else.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 22, 2017 02:59 PM (JKNZq)

336
Why are all Trump fans such simpletons? Posted by: Bill Wynn at August 22, 2017 02:44 PM (QTqWy)


Because black women destroyed nazi Germany

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at August 22, 2017 02:59 PM (lKyWE)

337 I eliminated the need for learning lock picking with the purchase of a sledge hammer, bolt cutters and pry bar.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 22, 2017 02:53 PM (glJL/)

I bypass locks as a hobby, something I do with my hands when I'm watching television: I like the puzzle aspects, the occasional challenge. However, when it comes to real-deal B and E, one of the best forcible entry solutions I've found entails the use of a small hydraulic car-jack and a short 2 x 4.

I share this for informational/entertainment purposes only.

Posted by: troyriser at August 22, 2017 02:59 PM (Fw5cQ)

338 If social media alternatives to fb/twitter (like gab) became more prevalent, that would be good - it would be moving towards a "restaurant" type situation. There are megacorporations like McDonalds and Subway, but they don't, and can never put restaurants out of business.

People are always in control. There is no real need for antitrust laws other than people are stupid. But in the case of restaurants, their culinary preferences cause them to exercise actual choice rather than just going along with the herd.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 22, 2017 02:50 PM (/qEW2)


The problem is that the platforms are not only proprietary, but they are close or at least with limited interoperability with anything else.

Many people now interact on Facebook, and unless your on Facebook too, you can't keep in touch.

The solution isn't just alternatives, but alternatives with open source standards that can interact with each other, like e-mail.

For example, instead of Twitter, one could use GNU social, which is like Twitter, but allows people to run their own servers and sign up to follow people on any other server, thus acting more like e-mail than a closed environment.

https://www.gnu.org/software/social/

That way, we don't have to worry about any gatekeeper.

Posted by: The Alternative Hat at August 22, 2017 02:59 PM (vBeA5)

339 The problem with abandoning everything you believe in and using whatever the enemy does is how do you get it all back again? Allegedly you're fighting for something, its not just a fight to fight, or to win. The cause is what you call upon to justify your choices. That cause is the entire point of the battle.

When you've torn down and betrayed everything you are fighting for, and all that's left is burning rubble, how do you build it back up?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:00 PM (39g3+)

340 269 Individual, private companies deciding they don't want to associate with someone any more is their business. One of the most foundational concepts of conservatism is that people get to do what they want with their own money and property. I do not support any demands to punish a company for doing its own thing with its own stuff, no matter how stupid it is.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:44 PM (39g3+)


I used to think this, too. Now I'm tired of them coming at me with brass knuckles and knives while I'm limited to ROE written by the Marquis of Queensbury .

Screw 'em. They made the rules, so we need to see it that they play by them, too.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at August 22, 2017 03:00 PM (6kP6G)

341 >>>If you see a CoC sticker on a business, go elsewhere

Chamber of Commerce? Not familiar with that acronym.

Posted by: Max Power at August 22, 2017 03:00 PM (q177U)

342 >>This is like the grocery store refusing to sell food to Republicans. Or
the power company shutting off power because of your MAGA hat.



"Hey, that's a good idea!"
-- CEO of Camper's WOrld

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2017 03:00 PM (NOIQH)

343 McCool,

I understand that many Christians voted for Trump and did so, in part because they were against abortion or other things which they consider not to be in keeping with their Christian values. Trump did well with Evangelicals, I understand. However, the passage that you quote is about people being disciples of Jesus and being brought before councils and leaders specifically for their witness to Jesus Christ. Trump is not going to have an altar call at this rally in Phoenix and Antifada will not be attacking people (if they do) simply because they are Christians, but rather because they are Trump supports and it is convenient to to label all of them as Neo Nazis. We may very well get to the point in the US where that happens -as opposed to being sued because they are Christians who don't want to make wedding cakes for gay marriage receptions,. However right now in The US we are "safe' in the practice of our faith-physically speaking. Scripture says persecution will happen but we are not there yet. I support Donald Trump but he's not my Messiah and I would hate to put myself on the same level l with Christians around the world being slaughtered for their faith. I hope I have the courage to stand up for Christ if it comes to that rather just being beaten up by goons who want to demonize Trump supporters simply for being Trump supporters.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:00 PM (iVOAv)

344 ...so arguing about the virtues of limited government is pointless and counterproductive.

-Oregon Muse-

---------------------------------

Hah! That was idiot Sen. Been Sassy's comment about events in C'ville - limited government.

Posted by: RioBravo at August 22, 2017 03:00 PM (SsblQ)

345 Youtube is a primary income source for many content producers now. Those people can't simply switch platforms without losing a huge portion of their viewership and income.

'Content producers'? Is that a real job?
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 02:57 PM (lh08N)

Yes.

Posted by: Matt Stone and Trey Parker at August 22, 2017 03:00 PM (XFue2)

346 Put your mind at rest. Stay in the day. We're not going to be scavenging the wasteland for canned goods any time soon.

Funny you should say that. Three years ago in late April (yes I said APRIL!!) my wife and I were scavenging the woods in two feet of snow looking for dead falls because winter went long and we had run out of cord wood. It was not life threatening, we could have fired up the oil furnace had we wanted to, but eye opening just the same. Multiply that by all of our neighbors and what little dead fall you can find in 2 feet of snow will disappear pretty quickly when we all start fighting over the same rotted branch.

I'm not expecting anything to light off in the near future, just not expecting to survive if I'm wrong in that assessment.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at August 22, 2017 03:01 PM (kUmUV)

347 'Content producers'? Is that a real job?

Yes. There are people making 7 figure incomes purely by posting YouTube videos. All of us are suckers by comparison

Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 03:01 PM (KUTP5)

348 When you've torn down and betrayed everything you are fighting for, and all that's left is burning rubble, how do you build it back up?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:00 PM (39g3+)


Ever hear of Augusto Pinochet?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at August 22, 2017 03:01 PM (6kP6G)

349 Where in the name of fuckdom is the Congress in all this?

Being paid off by the companies they extend exemptions to.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:01 PM (39g3+)

350 Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2017 02:54 PM (NOIQH)

Thank you, I thought it was something SJW-ish.

I wonder who he pissed off? (I mean to get that kind of smear campaign started in the first place)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 03:01 PM (+lXDn)

351 I can only imagine the hard-working 'content producers' coming home from a tough day of making videos, their rough blistered hands reaching for a cool beverage, wiping the perspiration from their manly brow, before changing from their mud-caked and sweaty clothes to enjoy a quiet evening with their family....

...has Mike Rowe featured one yet?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:02 PM (lh08N)

352 331 This is like the grocery store refusing to sell food to Republicans. Or the power company shutting off power because of your MAGA hat.

Hell, no. #War.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at August 22, 2017 02:58 PM (QH7ml)

Considering that Amazon owns Whole Foods, we're probably not far from that exact thing happening.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 22, 2017 03:02 PM (CMbMd)

353 I've had my yahoo email for about 20 years ... not sure about their politics, but they surely have developed their searches and are at least not GOOG or MSFT. Yahoo got bought by Verizon, that also acquired AOL.

Someone would be smart to take the less fascist approach and acquire some market share from the Goolag.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 22, 2017 03:02 PM (veVl1)

354 I know there are several big money guys on the right, the ones who support Breitbart for example, who might consider setting up an alternative system to the completely anti-freedom online system we have now.

My take on this: It's as though all the printing presses and pens and paper had been confiscated by the British during the lead up to the American Revolution. The postal service and the written word were critical elements in allowing the patriots to communicate with one another. Even back in the day, person-to-person conversations with all interested parties were impossible.

And let me be clear I'm not advocating any sort of rebellion, I'm just pointing out that communication is the lifeblood of any society.

Posted by: Boots at August 22, 2017 03:03 PM (EBwPV)

355 350. If i had to bet, I'd say it was gamergate related.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 22, 2017 03:03 PM (fA1SL)

356
293 First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the socialists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a socialist.

Then they came for the college professors, hollywood actors and lawyers, feminists, social justice warriors and anarchists, and I didn't speak up then either.

Then things got way better and everything was pretty cool from then on.
---------------------
THREAD WINNER!

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 22, 2017 03:03 PM (YV+SU)

357 >>>There are people making 7 figure incomes purely by posting YouTube videos. All of us are suckers by comparison

So I should feel bad for them why, exactly?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:03 PM (lh08N)

358 Ever hear of Augusto Pinochet?

Helicopter Twitter is best Twitter.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 03:03 PM (KUTP5)

359 351 ...has Mike Rowe featured one yet?
-----------------------------

Mike Rowe IS ONE.

Posted by: Boots at August 22, 2017 03:04 PM (EBwPV)

360 "Common carriers" are defined by common law and statute, and include telecom services, as well as trains and planes. Applying this to the likes of google and facebook is a natural extension, and I think appropriate.

Common carriers can't discriminate.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2017 03:04 PM (+7/1f)

361 >>I wonder who he pissed off? (I mean to get that kind of smear campaign started in the first place)


He has 50+ million subscribers and he is red-pilling them on Lefty issues.
For example, he takes down the wage inequality argument in a few minutes.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b59_1499983074

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2017 03:04 PM (NOIQH)

362 If you see a CoC sticker on a business, go elsewhere

Chamber of Commerce? Not familiar with that acronym.
Posted by: Max Power



Correct.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2017 03:04 PM (R+p/Q)

363
Yes. There are people making 7 figure incomes purely by posting YouTube videos. All of us are suckers by comparison
Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 03:01 PM (KUTP5)


Yeah they're youtube's one percenters.The vast majority doesn't come close.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at August 22, 2017 03:04 PM (lKyWE)

364 To Serve Humanity.

https://tinyurl.com/y9p8grl5

The last sentence:

"The Occult-Related Crime Unit is now investigating."

The X Files is real, man.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at August 22, 2017 03:05 PM (Nwg0u)

365 351. Are you suggesting that they don't create value, or only that they don't do so in a suitably heroic or strenuous manner? Frankly, I wish i had the talents and skills of some of those guys.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 22, 2017 03:05 PM (fA1SL)

366 Vox Day talked about how expensive it would be to replace You Tube. That's why they started with Wikipedia/Twitter replacements.

And another one for moon_over_vermont, you need more insulation. Insulate enough and you'll need a lot less firewood.

Posted by: notsothoreau at August 22, 2017 03:05 PM (JKNZq)

367 Late getting here and it's probably been asked a hundred times already but just what the hell has happened to our anti-monopoly laws?

Several mega companies like Google have gotten exemptions.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 02:49 PM (39g3+)


IIRC, to be invoked, a company not only has to be a monopoly, but engage in practices that actively crush competition.

If you want to break up Facebook, Google, et al., then you have to build your case on that... and make d**ned sure that it is bulletproof.

Posted by: The Bulletproof Hat at August 22, 2017 03:05 PM (vBeA5)

368 >>>If you see a CoC sticker on a business, go elsewhere

You need to let the proprietor and/or manager know why you won't be shopping there any longer. I do it all the time. They give me stupid looks.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 22, 2017 03:05 PM (mcI77)

369 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:00 PM (39g3+

If the current law would allow discrimination based on race,creed or color then you would have a point. It doesn't so we are not abandoning any principles by demanding our opponents play by the same rule of law.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 22, 2017 03:06 PM (glJL/)

370 >>> Are you suggesting that they don't create value

I believe I am saying that explicitly.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:06 PM (lh08N)

371 This is neo-liberalism destroying classical-liberalism. Leftism destroying American-Constitutionalism.

This is the rise of the FTA - Fundamentally Transformed America. They'll replace that name with "Obamerica" or something like that once they've passed Amnesty to give them the votes they need for the elected tyranny they seek.

Because the word "America" is racist, sexist, etc-ist.

Posted by: DrDean at August 22, 2017 03:06 PM (cP8Yw)

372 Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 02:57 PM (lh08N)

Dude, there are 20 year old girls making hundreds of thousands of dollars a month filming themselves putting on makeup, or unboxing what they bought on their last shopping spree.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 03:06 PM (+lXDn)

373 Ever hear of Augusto Pinochet?



Helicopter Twitter is best Twitter.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 03:03 PM (KUTP5)
----------------------
Some retired Argentine naval personnel are surely pissed now about how Pinochet gets all the helicopter references.

Posted by: RioBravo at August 22, 2017 03:06 PM (SsblQ)

374 So I should feel bad for them why, exactly?

Well, mainly because the jackboots won't stop there.

They *will* be coming for Christians next (actually already are, if you'd bother to read the post).
They *are* already nuking channels of good people that are not of the hive.

But, you're ok with this, right?

Posted by: GMan at August 22, 2017 03:06 PM (sxq57)

375 Dock that Ewok a day's pay for napping on the job.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2017 03:07 PM (+7/1f)

376 370. Their viewers certainly think they do.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 22, 2017 03:07 PM (fA1SL)

377 Posted by: NaughtyPine - Public intellectual at August 22, 2017 02:58 PM (hQWkm)

I found out about them through my nieces, and none of us even realized they were a Christian band at first.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 03:08 PM (+lXDn)

378 >>>>>I wish we could get everyone to not buy from our enemies for a single
month. Say, November. No purchases from Amazon, Apple, Walmart, Target
etc.
.
.
.Must have missed a memo, when did Walmart become my enemy?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 22, 2017 03:08 PM (0pcwX)

379 Think what Cake Girl could make on youtube.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2017 03:08 PM (+7/1f)

380 [Kids making raucous noise in the library under the "QUIET PLEASE" sign.]

Head Librarian to kids, very very softly: "Shhhh!

[Kids continue making even more noise.]

Assistant Librarian, climbing on table: "SHUT THE FUCK UP RIGHT NOW OR I WILL PERSONALLY KICK YOUR ASSES OUT TO THE SIDEWALK!!

[Kids fall silent in shock.]

Head Librarian to Assistant Librarian, in a whisper: "You shouldn't have done that! If we librarians shout in the library, then everyone will think they have the right to shout. You violated our principles!"

Assistant Librarian to Head Librarian: "Listen. [Cocks ear; total silence prevails]. Case closed."

Posted by: zombie at August 22, 2017 03:08 PM (DQ4Fv)

381 Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 02:57 PM (lh08N)

It is a real job, for those with a small viewership it's a hobby, medium sized can earn a stable living, and the larger ones are millionaires.

They're creating media that people want to consume, not that different from TV and radio.

Posted by: Sjg at August 22, 2017 03:08 PM (gDSJf)

382 I've been boycotting Starbucks and Target for the longest time now and frankly don't miss it at all.

Posted by: IC at August 22, 2017 03:08 PM (a0IVu)

383 I went to Goolag today and erased and paused everything I could find on my two accounts. If you have an Android phone, be sure to log in with it, too.

http://tinyurl.com/ycfhcwj4

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 22, 2017 03:08 PM (bIwZ6)

384 And the government would not approve a Walgreens / Rite Aid merger even with CVS offering all the competition necessary . These regulation bodies follow no consistent pattern and it's all political.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 22, 2017 03:08 PM (glJL/)

385 More a real job than internet troll.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2017 03:09 PM (mJ8mX)

386 Must have missed a memo, when did Walmart become my enemy?

Walmart CEO said Trump is a Nazi.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 03:09 PM (KUTP5)

387 375 Dock that Ewok a day's pay for napping on the job.

Highly underrated.

Posted by: J. Sessions at August 22, 2017 03:09 PM (mcI77)

388 Well, my #FireGoogle plans are coming along fine for someone who went all-in with MiniTru less than 2-years ago. Not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. The last piece is the phone but I already have a solution for that - only need a test platform.

Fvck Google. I'm sick and tired of funding people who would lock me in a gulag if they thought they could.

Posted by: DocJ at August 22, 2017 03:09 PM (NYS7S)

389 This was going around on another forum I frequent. If you want to see a prime example of SJW manipulated search results, try entering "American Inventors" into Google and see what comes up.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at August 22, 2017 03:09 PM (PmDx1)

390 WSJ (I think) claimed Pewdiepie was a Nazi supporter
- their proof was an clip where Pwediepie says "Oh, my critics would
have you believe I say '[caricature of Nazi speaking]'" They used his
joke about being a Nazi to smear him as a Nazi (why not edit a Dave
Chappelle clip to claim he's a KKK wizard?).

Disney drops Pewdiepie, he loses huge deal of money.


Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2017 02:54 PM (NOIQH)

And Pewdiepieshould be suing the pants of WSJ for tortious interference, defamation, etc. That is the only thing these idiots can relate to.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 22, 2017 03:09 PM (tbOMB)

391 Mike Rowe IS ONE.

THIS.

Mike Rowe currently makes a shit-ton of his money off podcosts and such.

i.e. He's a content producer

Posted by: GMan at August 22, 2017 03:09 PM (sxq57)

392
https://tinyurl.com/y9p8grl5

The last sentence:

"The Occult-Related Crime Unit is now investigating."
===============
Somebody look up the P.U.F.F. on man eating witches and fire up the plane.

Posted by: M. H. I. at August 22, 2017 03:10 PM (f6ptJ)

393 So if all the 'content producers' went Galt, what would happen?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:10 PM (lh08N)

394 Duh. That's a link on how to do it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at August 22, 2017 03:10 PM (bIwZ6)

395 Be bored on the toilet?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:10 PM (lh08N)

396 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 22, 2017 03:08 PM (0pcwX)

They resigned from Trump's business commission and also all the Walton's are huge liberals .

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 22, 2017 03:10 PM (glJL/)

397 Have to talk at the dinner table?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:11 PM (lh08N)

398 "Two long handled wrenches put then side by side with one prong of each inside the 'U' of a padlock."

I use disc padlocks where the geometry permits them.

Harder for goblins to access the shackle.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 03:11 PM (ujwCG)

399 Schlicter: Principles do not stand alone; they are nested within a system and together they make it function smoothly. Our system isn't some cultural cafeteria where you load up your plate with the principles you like and hard pass on the principles you don't. If you decide you don't want to play your part in the system you shouldn't be shocked when the other participants make the same decision. "Free enterprise" means "enterprise generally free of government control," and it's stunning that the Silicon Valley people we hear are so smart don't foresee that when their "enterprise" morphs into a partisan political campaign the people on the other side of the spectrum are going to leverage their own political power in response.".......

This is like the grocery store refusing to sell food to Republicans. Or the power company shutting off power because of your MAGA hat.

Hell, no. #War.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at August 22, 2017 02:58 PM (QH7ml)


Don't try impose rules you wouldn't want to live under when your enemy is in charge.

If you want to "finish them" then you have to be in a position to do so and do so with one swift blow. You do it in such a horrible fashion that once you've eliminated the enemy, no one would dare try it again.

Posted by: The Finishing Hat at August 22, 2017 03:11 PM (vBeA5)

400 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 03:06 PM (+lXDn)

Is there any market for plump middle aged woman NOT doing porn and not putting on makeup (I don't war much makeup) or unboxing my shopping purchases-because I'd be surprised if anyone wants to pay to see that I got butter, cat food and cat litter at the store today and my chatting about it. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:11 PM (iVOAv)

401 Ever hear of Augusto Pinochet?

I'd rather not live in a dictator's hellish world where you get pitched out of a helicopter for saying the wrong thing, thank you. How's Chile look to you today? Better, you think?

I get frustration and anger and even fear. I understand concern over what's happening and a desire to fight back. I get the feeling of helplessness because it seems like no matter what we do, we lose.

I just don't see the wisdom in becoming what we fight, in some desire to end that something. That just doesn't ever end well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:11 PM (39g3+)

402 "should have been built years ago"

I don't believe these boy-child prodigy stories. Too pat. The internet was financed by DARPA. That is a public record. I think Google and others were financed by Federal Government Agencies and are controlled by them. Google, youtube and others seem to be stock ponzi schemes at best and government mind control at one level of auful.

More and more it is becoming evident that there is no gold in Fort Knox. I only care because of the deception involved. I don't believe there is enough gold in the world to go to a precious metal backed system. Everyone has to use their reason to detect what could be true and what is a lie. Not easy.

Posted by: Mudd at August 22, 2017 03:11 PM (cfHE9)

403 Next step will be the govt seizing Bitcoin for wrong think and wrong speech. This will happen overnight.

Posted by: Matt Stone and Trey Parker at August 22, 2017 03:12 PM (XFue2)

404 Wack off using your imagination?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:12 PM (lh08N)

405 >>They're creating media that people want to consume, not that different from TV and radio.


They're competing with the media, and there are (well, were) no barriers to entry. Any fool with a camera could make videos and post them on YouTube.

PewDiePie has 50+ million subscribers - how does the viewership of one of his shows/videos compare to any tv show? To Rush Limbaugh who has, what, around 40 million listeners?


Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2017 03:12 PM (NOIQH)

406 I'm just trying to gauge how 'concerned' I should be about this.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:13 PM (lh08N)

407 Hector, in his own racist clueless way, was actually more entertaining.

Kind of a frightening thought.

Posted by: rhomboid at August 22, 2017 03:13 PM (mBYZv)

408 401. 1) he didn't kill anybody who didn't need to be removed permanently from the social order, except by accident. 2) it's not Pinochet's fault they couldn't keep what he'd won back for them.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 22, 2017 03:14 PM (fA1SL)

409 Trying to find a link and failing, but I was told that Vice had a segment last night showing that 7 people own/control all of the internet. 7. And all are liberal. If true this will not end well.

Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2017 03:14 PM (hvf9s)

410 I'm just trying to gauge how 'concerned' I should be about this.

You're obviously one of those "I have no TVs and I am a superior person" types who infest the Weakly Standard's cruises, so you need not concern yourself with it.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 03:14 PM (KUTP5)

411 Regarding content producers on the internet (podcasts, youtube, all those venues) - that's pretty much where non-mainstream content is found.

If those of us who have similar views were confined to what on the accepted channels of infotainment, we would have:

Hannity on cable and radio
Levin on radio
?
?
?

Without a place to hang our hats online, how would we communicate? Smoke signals? No the EPA would shut that down too.


Posted by: Boots at August 22, 2017 03:14 PM (EBwPV)

412 >>>You're obviously one of those "I have no TVs and I am a superior person" types who infest the Weakly Standard's cruises, so you need not concern yourself with it.

Must not be that obvious if you're that far off base.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:15 PM (lh08N)

413 334
324. Yes, yes it is. One of my favorites put himself through medical
school and has been supplementing his parents' pension of approx USD 200
a month with it

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor Glory to Kekistan! at August 22, 2017 02:59 PM (fA1SL)

Yes. Yes it is. Check out Key West Kayak Fishing channel. He does a periodic roundup of his "take." For fishing.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 22, 2017 03:15 PM (tbOMB)

414 I'm just trying to gauge how 'concerned' I should be about this.

Well, since you're some flavor of concern troll your best play is to probably do what you're doing for all these things.
I mean you're already pretty decent at pretending like everyone is getting upset over nothing, and that the overreaction is hurting the right. Oh and that, it's just a few rich folks getting impacted by this, anyway. That's *definitely* essential.

Posted by: GMan at August 22, 2017 03:15 PM (sxq57)

415 Chile is pretty amazing compared to what the Marxists were doing to it. Plus the whores are smoking hot.....and cheap.

Posted by: Matt Stone and Trey Parker at August 22, 2017 03:16 PM (XFue2)

416 Walmart didn't say Trump was a Nazi. They critiqued his slow response and didn't seem to like that his first response pointed to violence on both sides:

http://tinyurl.com/ycfxyjjd

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:16 PM (iVOAv)

417 It's Leni Riefenstahl's birthday today. That seems appropriate.

Posted by: Ted K. at August 22, 2017 03:16 PM (7RqXg)

418 Someone go way an oreo under ace's nose...

Posted by: Tami at August 22, 2017 03:16 PM (Enq6K)

419
Ever hear of Augusto Pinochet?

Helicopter Twitter is best Twitter.


So that's where the term "helicopter parent" came from!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 22, 2017 03:16 PM (IqV8l)

420 >>> Must have missed a memo, when did Walmart become my enemy?

"Walmart CEO said Trump is a Nazi."

And again: obvious mistake by Trump from the get-go.

The lefty sympathies of the WMT heirs are evident. Just look at their donation patterns. The Walton foundation has followed the classic pattern of, e.g., the Ford foundation before it.

Sam's Club, which is a WMT subsidiary, has a chief exec who is a black female social-justice-warrior and has said she wants to slash the number of white and male suppliers to her firm.

Wal-Mart itself would suffer a huge reduction in its net profits if EBT purchases were ever to be cut back significantly. It's the private sector distribution arm of Uncle Sugar's public welfare state.

Why anyone would think having the Wal-Mart types anywhere near a Republican administration is a mystery. But Trump invited them in. And got burned. More fool he.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 03:17 PM (ujwCG)

421 415. Dude, your sock is slipping.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 22, 2017 03:17 PM (fA1SL)

422 Keep on fucking that chicken?

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2017 03:17 PM (mJ8mX)

423 Supposedly, Canada's Rebel Media, including Ezra Levant, is trying to create a YouTube alternative.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 22, 2017 03:17 PM (FQKBL)

424 [Kids making raucous noise in the library under the "QUIET PLEASE" sign.]

Head Librarian to kids, very very softly: "Shhhh!

[Kids continue making even more noise.]

Assistant Librarian, climbing on table: "SHUT THE FUCK UP RIGHT NOW OR I WILL PERSONALLY KICK YOUR ASSES OUT TO THE SIDEWALK!!

[Kids fall silent in shock.]

Head Librarian to Assistant Librarian, in a whisper: "You shouldn't have done that! If we librarians shout in the library, then everyone will think they have the right to shout. You violated our principles!"

Assistant Librarian to Head Librarian: "Listen. [Cocks ear; total silence prevails]. Case closed."
Posted by: zombie at August 22, 2017 03:08 PM (DQ4Fv)


That only works when one, as the Left would say, is in a position of "institutional privilege and power".

A more accurate library analogy:

[Leftist kid loudly shouts]

Non-leftist kid: *quietly* shhh

Librarian to non-Leftist kid: GTFO!

[Librarian has guard toss out non-Leftist kid]

Posted by: Conan the Librarian at August 22, 2017 03:17 PM (vBeA5)

425 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:11 PM (iVOAv)

Honey, I bet there would be. There is always someone, somewhere who is interested in some odd or mundane thing!!

Won't know if you don't try!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 03:17 PM (+lXDn)

426 >>> Is there any market for plump middle aged woman NOT doing porn and not putting on makeup (I don't war much makeup) or unboxing my shopping purchases-because I'd be surprised if anyone wants to pay to see that I got butter, cat food and cat litter at the store today and my chatting about it. ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:11 PM (iVOAv)

Cheerful martha stewart or paula deen types cheerfully teaching how to be domestic goddesses on their own internet channels?

That or being on the View.

Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2017 03:17 PM (hvf9s)

427 Sown the whirlwind.

Spelling is sew important.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at August 22, 2017 03:18 PM (CPk08)

428 Not VICE, and a few years old, but...?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jufq38m

Posted by: Lizzy at August 22, 2017 03:18 PM (NOIQH)

429 Dock that Ewok a day's pay for napping on the job.
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2017 03:07 PM (+7/1f)


on the bright side, I'm having a very productive day afk

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 03:18 PM (fceHP)

430 Regarding content producers on the internet (podcasts, youtube, all those venues) - that's pretty much where non-mainstream content is found.

More to the point, everyone typing comments here is a content producer. I mean, as Breitbart (pbuh) said, nobody reads this place for the actual posts.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 03:18 PM (KUTP5)

431 Milo interview with James Damore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2J5E8sSdsI

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 22, 2017 03:18 PM (vWMNq)

432 All right. I'm pretty sure Banana Splits Guy is a troll.

I apologize for ever taking him seriously.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 03:18 PM (xJa6I)

433 Honest questions for the Morons?
I try to use LiveLeak as opposed to Youtube.
DuckDuckGo or Bing as Opposed to Google
Gab.ai as an alternative to Twitter as it comes online.

What other alternatives are you using?

Specifically for you phone's app store and email services?
I'm seriously trying to remove google out of my life as much as possible?

Posted by: SpiffTheSpaceman at August 22, 2017 03:19 PM (ZfKzG)

434 "Is there any market for plump middle aged woman"

Yes if you are willing to work with your clients on any vulgarity of theirs and such. People would connect with you for the same reason people connect with pets. The issue for you is that they might put more on you than you want. People like to dump their problems on others. Cats and dogs don't understand the words.

At least one SF short story I read like fifty years ago touched on this. (Beatles song...all the lonely people...)

Posted by: Mudd at August 22, 2017 03:19 PM (cfHE9)

435 Ted K.: "It's Leni Riefenstahl's birthday today. That seems appropriate."

How did you remember? Was that celebrated on GOOLAG's homepage today?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 22, 2017 03:19 PM (H8S+R)

436 I'd rather not live in a dictator's hellish world where you get pitched out of a helicopter for saying the wrong thing, thank you. How's Chile look to you today? Better, you think?

I get frustration and anger and even fear. I understand concern over what's happening and a desire to fight back. I get the feeling of helplessness because it seems like no matter what we do, we lose.

I just don't see the wisdom in becoming what we fight, in some desire to end that something. That just doesn't ever end well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:11 PM (39g3+)


Thoughts on that here:

"American Governance and the Future of Conservatism"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yb77zurr

Posted by: Conan the Librarian at August 22, 2017 03:19 PM (vBeA5)

437 Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2017 03:17 PM (hvf9s)

I wouldn't exactly call myself a "domestic goddess".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:19 PM (iVOAv)

438 Youtube is a primary income source for many content producers now. Those people can't simply switch platforms without losing a huge portion of their viewership and income.

That's why it would be better if the switching took place from the consumer end.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 22, 2017 03:19 PM (/qEW2)

439 Dang it!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 03:19 PM (XFue2)

440
More and more it is becoming evident that there is no gold in Fort Knox.

There are pallets and pallets of Zimbabwe dollars.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 22, 2017 03:19 PM (IqV8l)

441 "I don't believe there is enough gold in the world to go to a precious metal backed system."

Even if there were, politicians and banksters would never voluntarily surrender the ability to have _de novo_ currency creation powers in their hot little hands.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 03:20 PM (ujwCG)

442 432
All right. I'm pretty sure Banana Splits Guy is a troll.



I apologize for ever taking him seriously.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 03:18 PM (xJa6I)

You noticed that too huh? He reminds me of Moo Moo....

Posted by: Tami at August 22, 2017 03:20 PM (Enq6K)

443 So Gad Saad, a lebanese Jew, is all of a sudden a Nazi.

damn. You can't make this stuff up.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at August 22, 2017 03:20 PM (CPk08)

444 I'm just trying to gauge how 'concerned' I should be about this.

About the youtube censorship or people making bank on youtube over trivial things???

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 03:20 PM (+lXDn)

445 Google, youtube and others seem to be stock ponzi schemes at best and government mind control at one level of auful.

More and more it is becoming evident that there is no gold in Fort Knox.


But what about our silver dimes?!?!?!11!

Posted by: wooga at August 22, 2017 03:20 PM (5/Ej2)

446 423
Supposedly, Canada's Rebel Media, including Ezra Levant, is trying to create a YouTube alternative.


Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 22, 2017 03:17 PM (FQKBL)

Rebel is in its death throes. Co-founder just left. Gavin is leaving (rumor). Ezra just fired his best reporter (Faith Goldy).

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 22, 2017 03:20 PM (vWMNq)

447 They're creating media that people want to consume, not that different from TV and radio.
Posted by: Sjg at August 22, 2017 03:08 PM (gDSJf)


The ones making a living at it are entertainers. What game is being played is almost beside the point. Look at summit1g and how many different games he streams.

For example, one of my favorite streamers is very much all about creating a positive community and people having fun. He discussed the other day how he had decided a long time ago he wasn't going to talk politics on stream and now he wasn't even going to make jokes about political figures (he meant Trump) because he wanted everyone to be welcome at his channel. He's all about community and interaction and making it feel like home.

There's another guy who has shot into prominence recently whose whole schtick is insult comedy. Think if Don Rickles played PUBG. It's not necessarily my cuppa, since I hate watching people get embarrassed, but he can be quite fun to watch since it's clearly schtick and there are people who enjoy that. Think about flame threads here. I don't like it because, well, I can be an actual delicate flower, but other people get a kick out of it.

It's about entertainment and, yes, that has value. When I go home tonight and want to get away from the actual serious stuff going on in the world and in my life, I can fire up Twitch and watch someone smack a giant beaver that breathes fire with a sword and people yelling at each other DON'T STAND IN THE FIRE WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU and laugh and that has value.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 03:20 PM (mf5HN)

448 It is truly amazing to me, though, how after having their asses handed to them in a way that utterly shocked them, and knowing it was because they were being crazy and going too far... they've decided to go even further. Its like paddling your kid for having them throw a tantrum, and they go berserk, lighting fires and biting people. That's gone beyond naughty or ill behaved to probably pathological.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:21 PM (39g3+)

449 293---Then things got way better and everything was pretty cool from then on.
Posted by: Agent Cooper at August 22, 2017 02:49 PM (INRVS)
-------------------------------

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 22, 2017 03:21 PM (0jtPF)

450 "I don't believe there is enough gold in the world to go to a precious metal backed system
=======
Pretty sure there isn't enough circulating currency in the world to cover our debts.

Posted by: M. H. I. at August 22, 2017 03:21 PM (YavYE)

451 YouTube does show sexy fit girls in yoga pants.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 03:21 PM (XFue2)

452 Trying to find a link and failing, but I was told
that Vice had a segment last night showing that 7 people own/control all
of the internet. 7. And all are liberal. If true this will not end
well.

Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2017 03:14 PM (hvf9s)

-----------------
ICANN supposedly has seven "key" holders and seven backups.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/l3sjbhp
But that is to access the ICANN database.

Posted by: RioBravo at August 22, 2017 03:21 PM (SsblQ)

453 Speaking of YouTube, they have stuff like Dana Carvey on Norm MacDonald's chat show.

remove space
https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=GEiQjc5vkJY

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 03:21 PM (xJa6I)

454 >>> Well, since you're some flavor of concern troll your best play is to probably do what you're doing for all these things.

I'm trying to follow the logic of a concern troll being unconcerned. You might want to tighten up your reasoning.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:22 PM (lh08N)

455 There's Hatreon for people kicked off Patreon.

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 22, 2017 03:22 PM (vWMNq)

456 Got any links for that, off the reservation?

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 22, 2017 03:22 PM (FQKBL)

457 For example, one of my favorite streamers is very much all about creating a positive community and people having fun. He discussed the other day how he had decided a long time ago he wasn't going to talk politics on stream and now he wasn't even going to make jokes about political figures (he meant Trump) because he wanted everyone to be welcome at his channel. He's all about community and interaction and making it feel like home.

Is it Neebs? I haven't watched him lately. But Neebs was good.

Posted by: GMan at August 22, 2017 03:22 PM (sxq57)

458 Huh. They want us exterminated.

Fine by me.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 22, 2017 03:22 PM (KUBBP)

459 Lizzy, thanks for your info on the pewdiepie stuff.

Do you think enough of his subscribers have been alarmed/pissed off to make a difference, or bring this sort of thing to a broader audience?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 03:23 PM (+lXDn)

460 "Is there any market for plump middle aged woman"


Define "plump."

Posted by: Sponge at August 22, 2017 03:23 PM (xttKs)

461 Walmart didn't say Trump was a Nazi. They critiqued his slow response and didn't seem to like that his first response pointed to violence on both sides:

Right, because the entire Left is terrified of the people realizing or discovering the truth:

- There are about 300 total real Nazis in the entire country.
- They have no power or resources other than stupid tiki torches.
- There are tens of thousands of Antifa/BLM/OWS types.
- They have the power and resources you'd expect for the armed wing of the Democrat Party / Soros / the media / Silicon Valley / corporate America / etc.

Which one's more of a threat again?

Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 03:23 PM (KUTP5)

462 BUT, BUT, WHAT ABOUT THE FREE MARKET?

You remember that, don't you? It's that thing where all of the enormous providers of goods and services conspire against you - a non-person - and decide in unison not to do business with you at prices otherwise regularly offered to the public.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at August 22, 2017 03:23 PM (NrdxS)

463 >>>More to the point, everyone typing comments here is a content producer

And I do it for free! Who'd pay for this shit?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:23 PM (lh08N)

464 370
>>> Are you suggesting that they don't create value



I believe I am saying that explicitly.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:06 PM (lh08N)

That illustrates ignorance of the economics of the situation. That need not be so.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 22, 2017 03:23 PM (tbOMB)

465 https://hatreon.us/

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 22, 2017 03:24 PM (vWMNq)

466 Smacking a fire beaver has to be a warning in the form of a metaphor.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 03:24 PM (XFue2)

467 In other Canadian news, I note that the odd individual whom Smugglypuff enabled (and who was arrested for assault) last year is writing columns for University of Toronto's Varsity, and is getting a lot of pushback from readers.

https://thevarsity.ca/2017/03/23/the-criminalization-of-the-oppressed/

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at August 22, 2017 03:24 PM (CPk08)

468 One of the World of Tanks YouTube'rs put up a piece yesterday on how he was going to have to diversify his revenue stream away from YouTube/Google... Ads per 1000 views down 70% since 2013. Twitch.com seems to be the European alternative to YouTube. Not sure what will replace it here in the States.

In the past week Camping World CEO announced he does not want customers who support what Trump said about Charlotte.

The war is hot, just how Obama and Holder wanted it. Booker T Washington said to be wary of the Race Hustlers

Posted by: PT Barnum at August 22, 2017 03:24 PM (DpOmP)

469 Oh question for the horde. I've seen the term "hypergamy" pop up a LOT lately. (People's instinctive nature to marry up.) There is a mix of both indictment and reinforcement of it as a social more. What has been spurring this as of late?

Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2017 03:24 PM (hvf9s)

470 Is it Neebs? I haven't watched him lately. But Neebs was good.
Posted by: GMan at August 22, 2017 03:22 PM (sxq57)


No, not Neebs, I haven't watched him in yonks either, don't know why.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 03:25 PM (mf5HN)

471 Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 03:23 PM (KUTP5)

I think Walmart's response was a poor one.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:25 PM (iVOAv)

472 When I go home tonight and want to get away from the actual serious stuff going on in the world and in my life, I can fire up Twitch and watch someone smack a giant beaver that breathes fire with a sword and people yelling at each other DON'T STAND IN THE FIRE WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU and laugh and that has value.


I don't think I get that channel on FiOS.

Posted by: Sponge at August 22, 2017 03:25 PM (xttKs)

473 @269: " Individual, private companies deciding they don't want to associate
with someone any more is their business. One of the most foundational
concepts of conservatism is that people get to do what they want with
their own money and property."

But companies are not actually people. There are *treated* as such based upon a legal fiction. However, as creations of the law, their "right" to do a thing , or to do not, is not fixed - it is subject to change whenever the law(s) governing them are changed.

Further, as to the whole idea of Freedom of Association? That one died in 1964 with the CRA.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at August 22, 2017 03:25 PM (rznWS)

474 I've been boycotting Starbucks and Target for the longest time now and frankly don't miss it at all.

-
Our local Target has crossed the rainbow bridge. I think maybe the whole company has.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at August 22, 2017 03:25 PM (Nwg0u)

475 423 Supposedly, Canada's Rebel Media, including Ezra Levant, is trying to create a YouTube alternative.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 22, 2017 03:17 PM (FQKBL)

Ezra Levant's Rebel TV had their domain registration pulled?

http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2017/08/the-internet-it.html#comments

Posted by: rd at August 22, 2017 03:25 PM (4dz1m)

476 442 432
All right. I'm pretty sure Banana Splits Guy is a troll.



I apologize for ever taking him seriously.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 03:18 PM (xJa6I)

You noticed that too huh? He reminds me of Moo Moo....
Posted by: Tami at August 22, 2017 03:20 PM (Enq6K)

I'm late to the party, I guess. I used to defend him and say he was amusing.

I was wrong, you wiser folks were right.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 03:25 PM (xJa6I)

477 "fire beaver"

use in a sentence

Pepe, if you smack the fire beaver, it will hurt when you pee.

Posted by: simplemind at August 22, 2017 03:25 PM (fH5D9)

478 Must have missed a memo, when did Walmart become my enemy?


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 22, 2017 03:08 PM (0pcwX)

Virtue signaled that Trump is a racist nazi who eats babies when dropping the jobs council.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at August 22, 2017 03:25 PM (tbOMB)

479 Ezra Levant and the Rebel are currently being brought down. Can't explain---currently on a tablet keyboard. Canadian government's civil service through our "FCC" brought down the original conservo-libertarian Sun News network too.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2017 03:25 PM (mJ8mX)

480 I'm trying to follow the logic of a concern troll being unconcerned. You might want to tighten up your reasoning.

Nah, you might need to tighten up on your reading skills.

Here, let me try it with a lower grade reading level sentence for you:

You are "worried" that we are making too big of a deal of this. It's just a bunch of people with non-lefty views getting whacked out of the public square...who cares, right?

Your "concern" comes from that first part. But you knew that already.

Posted by: GMan at August 22, 2017 03:26 PM (sxq57)

481 Saw Smacking Fire Beavers open for Ooti And The Blowfish at the Astrodome.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 22, 2017 03:26 PM (mcI77)

482 SpiffTheSpaceman,

DuckDuckGo, Opera (usually), regular ISP email account (which I'll move to my own server if necessary), and lots and lots of proxy filters and firewalls. I forbid FakeBook in my network and disable every GOOLAG API possible in my browser(s).

It's a dynamic and ongoing operation to stay as clear of the Borg as possible.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 22, 2017 03:26 PM (H8S+R)

483 Rebel Links

Blackmail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTfSgnWeL48

Goodbye Faith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz027kdYCls

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 22, 2017 03:26 PM (vWMNq)

484 Unfortunately, sometimes the only solution is enacted 50 megatonnes at a time.

Posted by: Robert Oppenheimer at August 22, 2017 03:26 PM (DpOmP)

485 Posted by: Sponge at August 22, 2017 03:23 PM (xttKs)

Wouldn't look good in yoga pants, Don't wear them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:26 PM (iVOAv)

486

ain't just Google

Apple Encourages Users to Fund Left-Wing SPLC
newsbusters.org

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 03:26 PM (fceHP)

487 469 Oh question for the horde. I've seen the term "hypergamy" pop up a LOT lately. (People's instinctive nature to marry up.) There is a mix of both indictment and reinforcement of it as a social more. What has been spurring this as of late?
Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2017 03:24 PM (hvf9s)

I used to run across the term on Men's Rights sites like Heartiste and Return of Kings. It seems to have gone mainstream, though. Sort of like the Pepe memes. Maybe it's just taken a while to 'bubble up' into wider audiences.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 03:27 PM (xJa6I)

488 (People's instinctive nature to marry up.)

-------------
Your issue is, that this is not what hypergamy means.

Posted by: simplemind at August 22, 2017 03:27 PM (QmM21)

489 I'm done.

I'm out.

I'm not making any more calls, I'm not doing any more work.
Except for posting on this board for a few months, I haven't been posting in over a decade....more really...anywhere.

I have never signed up for Facebook. I don't Twitter.

But if this board is reflective of the work people are willing to do to maintain a democracy, then we've already lost. Not picking on you guys, b/c it's what I've seen now for 16 years in America.

I thought it was b/c they hadn't been woke to the dangers. But now they have been woke. And yet I see nothing much has changed. We wouldn't be in this situation if that were not the truth. We call the Left insane? The right is more insane. Our level of stupid is worse. Ours is killing us & our country.

I saw the financial crisis coming. I pegged it as the last 3 months of Bush prez, or the first 3 months of new Prez. I'd been banging on about it for 2 years. Some friends & family finally listened. And btw, Congress & the World Forum had been warned the crisis was coming. They did fvck all to stop it. So it wasn't like I was a visionary.

So yea, as of today, I'm done. I know what's coming. I have the timeframe in my head. I have my plan. It destroys me to watch what is happening, cleaves my heart in two. But every day I see more & more laziness, more & more stupid (from the right). So fvck it.

I'll join the right in our self-righteousness. Do fvck all to change things, and then be smug with everyone else when all the worst things happen.


Posted by: Beyond pissed off at August 22, 2017 03:27 PM (Hdehn)

490 Fen, many people create YouTube videos based on a particular skill that they have. If they're good at knitting, for example, they create videos showing people how to do various stitches. There are also people who just share their life experiences. If you wanted to talk about your son's issues, for example, you might be able to get a following, but of course that one is a much bigger loss of privacy than creating videos showing how to craft or paint or whatever.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 22, 2017 03:27 PM (FQKBL)

491 WSJ ran an editorial a few days ago suggesting that Target's shareholders had excellent grounds to class-action sue the management for negligence and stupidity with the bathroom thing. They've lost $20 billion+ in shareholder value during a time when the market has gone up for e.g. Walmart.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 22, 2017 03:27 PM (KUTP5)

492 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:21 PM (39g3+)

What it tells me is that they know these other forms of media is how we educate ourselves about facts and win elections, so they're trying to completely silence our voices on them.

It's being done at lightning speed. Obviously coordinated.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 03:27 PM (+lXDn)

493 No, not Neebs, I haven't watched him in yonks either, don't know why

I stopped pretty much after BF 1 came out. Wasn't interested in his ARK stuff, and BF1 just wasn't as interesting.

Neebsylvania was hilarious though.

Posted by: GMan at August 22, 2017 03:28 PM (sxq57)

494 >>>You are "worried" that we are making too big of a deal of this. It's just a bunch of people with non-lefty views getting whacked out of the public square...who cares, right?

I am not worried about anything. I could care less what you choose to worry about. I'm asking what the big deal is. All I get is hand-waving.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:28 PM (lh08N)

495 More and more it is becoming evident that there is no gold in Fort Knox.

There are pallets and pallets of Zimbabwe dollars.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 22, 2017 03:19 PM (IqV8l)
.........

I hope they are shrink wrapped so the moisture won't destroy them.

Posted by: wth at August 22, 2017 03:28 PM (HgMAr)

496

Instapundit link related to Google

WHY ARE DEMOCRAT-DOMINATED COMPANIES SUCH CESSPITS OF RACISM? Women say they quit Google because of racial discrimination: 'I was invisible'.

I really think we need a federal investigation of Google's employment practices. They sound like a terrible place to work. On the other hand, if the most important thing about a job to you is that you "belong" and that you don't "have to prove yourself," maybe you need to rethink.

Posted at 2:44 pm by Glenn Reynolds

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 03:28 PM (fceHP)

497 More and more it is becoming evident that there is no gold in Fort Knox.




Goldfinger: Now you tell me

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 22, 2017 03:28 PM (493sH)

498 I think Banana Split is a contrarian-just likes to argue with people for the sake of arguing . Moo moo was much like that. Maybe he is Moo Moo-just without the "I could buy and sell you" routine.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:28 PM (iVOAv)

499 Rebel is in its death throes. Co-founder just left. Gavin is leaving (rumor). Ezra just fired his best reporter (Faith Goldy).

This always happens to right wing organizations because unlike lefties, they aren't willing to eat losses until it takes off. Amazon lost money for over a decade until they were established.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:28 PM (39g3+)

500 Hey everybody.

Mark Anthony Edwards, IMHO it's not a good idea to mention the word "hypergamy" here. I did a while back, and linked to an article at AVoiceForMen, and ended up in a big fight with several of the ettes.

I made up with almost all of them, but bebe's still won't speak to me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at August 22, 2017 03:29 PM (eMKNe)

501 Some alternatives to check out...

Google search: DockDuckGo (obvious)
Youtube: Steemit (there are others)
Twitter: Gab
Google Android: LineageOS (android, but not Google)
PlayStore: F-droid, GetJAR or an APK storehouse

Feel free to add your own

Posted by: DocJ at August 22, 2017 03:29 PM (NYS7S)

502 AFTER gays spent a decade in a frenzy of bareback, creating an ecosystem where a previously rare virus (HIV) spread like wildfire, Reagan caused the AIDS epidemic by failing to mention it in a speech where liberals wanted him to mention it. Two weeks later, he finally mentioned AIDS, but the narrative was set forever: Reagan caused AIDS.

AFTER Antifa spent years smashing shit up and wreaking violence on conservatives, and AFTER the Democratic Party spent decades intentionally riling up racial resentment and rage, Trump says "both sides" in a tweet, then two days later blamed right-wingers, but BOOM, the narrative was already set forever: Trump caused violence

Posted by: zombie at August 22, 2017 03:29 PM (DQ4Fv)

503

btw, the Google piece is at the far left Guardian

eating their own

As Google reels from the fallout over a controversial diversity memo, multiple women say they faced regular discrimination and ultimately left

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 03:29 PM (fceHP)

504 Yup.

I think we're looking at two separate issues. There's purging and blacklisting and demonetizing of people based explicitly on politics.

Then there's hey advertisers got spooked over pewdiepie so we'll create a bot that flags "controversial" stuff and whomever wrote the code knows nothing about gaming and was all eeewww guns are icky! and missed the whole bit about how, apart from Hearthstone and the MOBAs, the most popular games in the world involve shooting things in the face. Which, actually, Hearthstone and MOBAs do as well, just with a facade of a card or fantasy heroes using magic.

Pulling hundreds of thousands of dollars in income off people with no notice and no warning is an awesome way to get sued to hell and gone.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:35 PM (mf5HN)



Pretty sure PewDiePie was completely separate from the "Hey your ads are on terrorist videos." PewDiePie seemed more like dumbass WSJ upset with "Those Damned Kids" having a bug up their ass to go after him. But maybe it is used as an A to B, since I remember seeing a lot of people saying the ad on terrorist video claim was Bullshit.

And really I don't think this is a case of to separate issues. I think its a case of using the demonetization of "controversial" stuff as cover to get rid of those pages they hate. Chrisitians, conservatives, people that don't fall in lock step with Google's far leftwing politics.

Posted by: buzzion at August 22, 2017 03:30 PM (cAnNx)

505 Hypergamy is rewarded by our legal system, culture, and society to women to destroy their ex husbands/fathers of their children to marry up. It's destroying the nuclear family, men, and kids. Cultural Marxism wants the normalization of hypergamy.

People are rightfully and justifiably pissed.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 03:30 PM (XFue2)

506 "Pretty sure there isn't enough circulating currency in the world to cover our debts."

True if you mean paper. Still plenty of computer fiat.

"Walmart didn't say Trump was a Nazi."

They came as close to saying it as they though they could get by with.

As far as the current political climate. It won't end until no one can make a living by being a professional victim. Trump is our best hope right now. But God plays a long game.


Posted by: Mudd at August 22, 2017 03:30 PM (cfHE9)

507 492 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:21 PM (39g3+)

What it tells me is that they know these other forms of media is how we educate ourselves about facts and win elections, so they're trying to completely silence our voices on them.

It's being done at lightning speed. Obviously coordinated.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 03:27 PM (+lXDn)

Yup. Trump's Twitter-fu is so strong they seriously were discussing banning his account during the election. Instead they merely tilted his mentions so stuff critical of him shows up more often in his feed.

Likewise with YouTube, it's been a way for people to get their message -be it pro gun or pro life or pro Christianity- out around the gatekeepers.

Well, they gatekeepers are back and they are shutting the gates.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 03:30 PM (xJa6I)

508 I've posted this a few times; it's a guide from 4chan on how to de-google your life, safe for work:

http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/136978002/dgg-degoogle-general

I've gone from Firefox to Pale Moon (issue with one site, so I still use Firefox for that)

I've gone from Google to StartPage/ Bing, but still use Google once and a while.

The other stuff listed doesn't pertain to me.

Posted by: shibumi at August 22, 2017 03:30 PM (aT+Bx)

509 However, when it comes to real-deal B and E, one of the best forcible entry solutions I've found entails the use of a small hydraulic car-jack and a short 2 x 4.

I share this for informational/entertainment purposes only.

Posted by: troyriser at August 22, 2017 02:59 PM (Fw5cQ)


I'm entertained. I hope that you would practice such skills on a home with no one in earshot chambering up a round.

I can only imagine the ungodly *crack* when the car-jack busts the hell out of the door jamb. Holy shit, that has got to make one hell of a racket. Effective, I'm sure.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at August 22, 2017 03:31 PM (EgwCt)

510 479
Ezra Levant and the Rebel are currently being brought down. Can't
explain---currently on a tablet keyboard. Canadian government's civil
service through our "FCC" brought down the original conservo-libertarian
Sun News network too.


Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2017 03:25 PM (mJ8mX)

That's not true about Sun News. They just ran out of money.

Posted by: Off the reservation at August 22, 2017 03:31 PM (vWMNq)

511 Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 03:20 PM (mf5HN)

Some are entertainers, some a valued for demonstrating their skill or knowledge, some for the community they create, some for just looking attractive, or a mix of any or all of the above.

Summit is an example of one of the millionaires, a combination of factors attracts a very large number to him and he earns a very nice living as a result.

Plenty of people are earning a living just by being nice, patient, and creating a warm atmosphere or even the complete opposite. But even a small fraction of Summit's following can be enough to earn say 40k a year.

Posted by: Sjg at August 22, 2017 03:31 PM (gDSJf)

512 Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 22, 2017 03:27 PM (FQKBL)

Thanks; My skill set is selective. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:31 PM (iVOAv)

513 I wouldn't exactly call myself a "domestic goddess".
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:19 PM (iVOAv)

Lies. Let's be honest, even the people selling the concept aren't all the time. They can't be. (I'm looking at you, KonMari lady and the seemingly perfect people I follow on Instagram.) But they create a presence as such and people give them money to try and tap into that lifestyle.

But I would happily learn things from a "domestic mere mortal" if they were as wonderful as you FenelonSpoke!

Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2017 03:32 PM (hvf9s)

514 I've been boycotting Starbucks and Target for the longest time now and frankly don't miss it at all.
--

the other day, I thought I'd look at clothes at Target. I've done a 98% boycott on them, but was curious.

OMG.

Target is the same price at JC Penny. Or Kohls. Effing Target.

Also... there is a Sears going out of business near me. 60% off clothes.

Only problem? Things like "plain t-shirts" are $24 to $36 dollars.

/sheesh.


Posted by: shibumi at August 22, 2017 03:33 PM (aT+Bx)

515 What it tells me is that they know these other forms of media is how we educate ourselves about facts and win elections, so they're trying to completely silence our voices on them.

I get the same feeling; its a coordinated effort to shut down every place that non-leftists have a voice, communicate information, and are able to state truth. The way to combat this is to damage their revenue. Companies exist to make money, they all need it. A few can get by without it, like Huffington Post, but not many. Google and Youtube cannot survive using government subsidies and without paying their workers.

Meanwhile, again, there have to be alternatives that come up. Before the Google "sell information to make money" model came up, nobody did it before. The trick is to find a new way to monetize your service.

Or just roll over and give up. Which is what becoming what you loathe and fight essentially is.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:33 PM (39g3+)

516 Can't tell you how many times the IRS demonitized me.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at August 22, 2017 03:33 PM (e1mEI)

517 >>>>"I don't believe there is enough gold in the world to go to a precious metal backed system

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Pretty sure there isn't enough circulating currency in the world to cover our debts.
.
.
.There is enough bullion around to cover the US debt, but the problem is that 95% of it belongs to private entities, not the Government.

The problems will start when the US Government starts seriously looking at confiscating IRA's and 401k assets. Right now their combined total of $12 Trillion would erase a huge chunk of the US debt.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 22, 2017 03:34 PM (0pcwX)

518 This always happens to right wing organizations because unlike lefties, they aren't willing to eat losses until it takes off. Amazon lost money for over a decade until they were established.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:28 PM (39g3+)

And because they're not going to get in bed with FedGov in order to keep them afloat.

Especially not in Canuckistan.

Posted by: Hikaru at August 22, 2017 03:34 PM (CMbMd)

519 "I've seen the term 'hypergamy' pop up a LOT lately. (People's instinctive nature to marry up.)"

It's about _women's_ instinctive nature to marry up.

Men happily and regularly marry down. Give them a physically attractive potential spouse who makes less money and/or is less educated and/or comes from a low social class, and they're fine, men can work with all of that.

Women in the same situation? Eh, not so much. As a gander through any wimmenz' magazine or Web site instantly reveals.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 03:34 PM (ujwCG)

520 Ace must have spent all night at a pagan sex rave last night.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 03:35 PM (XFue2)

521 I can only imagine the ungodly *crack* when the car-jack busts the hell out of the door jamb. Holy shit, that has got to make one hell of a racket. Effective, I'm sure.


Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at August 22, 2017 03:31 PM (EgwCt)

Warping the doorframe enough to open the door barely makes a sound.

Posted by: troyriser at August 22, 2017 03:35 PM (Fw5cQ)

522 It's about entertainment and, yes, that has value. When I go home tonight and want to get away from the actual serious stuff going on in the world and in my life, I can fire up Twitch and watch someone smack a giant beaver that breathes fire with a sword and people yelling at each other DON'T STAND IN THE FIRE WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU and laugh and that has value.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 03:20 PM (mf5HN)


yup, on the big screen TV, too

fun stuff

there's one guy in particular I really like ...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 22, 2017 03:35 PM (fceHP)

523 And I do it for free! Who'd pay for this shit?
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:23 PM (lh08N)

It's no different than a commercial on TV.... the people who view the videos don't pay to watch them, but if a youtuber has enough subscribers, companies pay them to run ads on the video. They get pennies per view, I"m sure, but millions of pennies eventually add up.

Mind you, I don't understand how it works as far as the companies who pay them, because I use an ad blocker as does everyone I know.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 03:35 PM (+lXDn)

524 This thread is starting to smell like week-old Chinese takeout.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:36 PM (lh08N)

525 333 Late getting here and it's probably been asked a hundred times already but just what the hell has happened to our anti-monopoly laws?

_____________________________________

That's anti-gamist!

Posted by: The Top Hat, The Race Car, The Terrier, The Thimble and the Iron. at August 22, 2017 03:36 PM (4AVeu)

526 519 "I've seen the term 'hypergamy' pop up a LOT lately. (People's instinctive nature to marry up.)"

It's about _women's_ instinctive nature to marry up.

Men happily and regularly marry down. Give them a physically attractive potential spouse who makes less money and/or is less educated and/or comes from a low social class, and they're fine, men can work with all of that.

Women in the same situation? Eh, not so much. As a gander through any wimmenz' magazine or Web site instantly reveals.
Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 03:34 PM (ujwCG)

Nocturnal Animals.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 03:36 PM (XFue2)

527 Our local Target has crossed the rainbow bridge. I think maybe the whole company has.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at August 22, 2017 03:25 PM (Nwg0u)



The Macy's on Michigan Ave in Chicago during June is all rainbows and pride. Won't set foot in that place

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 22, 2017 03:37 PM (493sH)

528 The problems will start when the US Government starts seriously looking at confiscating IRA's and 401k assets. Right now their combined total of $12 Trillion would erase a huge chunk of the US debt.
==========
Problem?

Oh you don't understand. Let us explain, the Government will provide for all your retirement needs. For LIFE! You will get free health care, and a vacation timeshare condo in New Jersey!!!!

Posted by: GOPe at August 22, 2017 03:37 PM (fH5D9)

529 AnonymousDrivel
I've been using Brave as my browser and IE on occassion where Brave doesn't always seem to work.
I'll look into disabbling APIs.

Not sure how to set up an ISP mail server. Probably something I could figure out if I wanted to.

I'll checkout Steemit.
I'm really interested and figuring out getting rid of Google on my phone. I know there is a way if I root it but I'm trying to avoid that path if I can.

Posted by: SpiffTheSpaceman at August 22, 2017 03:37 PM (ZfKzG)

530 Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2017 03:32 PM (hvf9s)

Thanks. That's very sweet of you. I have a "Presence" (Comes from years of acting and public speaking, I suppose) Whether I can sell it is another story. I don't have the kind of cleavage that what's her name (Gia) has to interest people in immmm-cooking. Lord knows I could use some extra money though. Part time pastoring is not profitable. Just kidding-It isn't but I'm not in it for the money.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:37 PM (iVOAv)

531
Pulling hundreds of thousands of dollars in income off people with no notice and no warning is an awesome way to get sued to hell and gone.


I think this is a good response too. Seriously, they have a contract of sorts with their TOS, but just cutting someone off like that if they are making serious money is actionable. especially since the violation is basically just "you annoy me." Gawker a couple of these companies and they will come to Jesus in a hurry.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:37 PM (39g3+)

532 Posted by: torquewrench at August 22, 2017 03:34 PM (ujwCG)

But men marrying for physically attractive is no damn different than women marrying for money. Different side of the same coin.

Men never seem to understand this.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 03:37 PM (+lXDn)

533 Lots of gold that had to be recovered under the WTC rumble.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 22, 2017 03:37 PM (glJL/)

534 198 Amazon is in for hurt I suspect. My leftist friends are starting to turn their ire towards the perceived low wages and (also perceived) shitty working conditions. (I don't know enough about it to have an opinion.) Also push towards automation is making the leftist luddites mad.
In any case, amazon is heading to be the next "Walmart" in the eyes of the left. Ultimately Walmart has persisted, but Walmart angered the people who weren't it's customers. That's not so for amazon.
Posted by: tsrlbke PhD(c), rogue bioethicist at August 22, 2017 02:16 PM (dzmBR)

Fenelon can address the work situation better than I since FenSpouse worked there and apparently it was as bad as people say.

I read somewhere (awesome sourcing I know) that Amazon pays a substantial sign on bonus up front for programmers but with the catch that if you don't stay for two years, you pay it back. Many people pay it back.

There have been stories in the UK press that the pressure is on the Amazon two hour delivery service drivers to make so many deliveries within a certain amount of time that the drivers are peeing into bottles in their vehicles.

My utter and probably totally wrong WAG on this is that Amazon is treating human beings as just another piece of code. You need to do this as efficiently as possible and if you don't you'll be deemed a bug and purged.

I'll still go home and use my Fire stick to watch Twitch while I'm reading a book on my Kindle while streaming the Indians game on a Fire tablet.
Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 02:26 PM (mf5HN)

I was at Amazon for 3 years, on the Kindle Fire team. I'm still a fan of them. But the working conditions were no joke. That said, they paid really, really well. My friend, I was best friend at his wedding, got a signing bonus there big enough to pay off his house. Yeah, you have to stay 2,3 years but...damn.

It all comes down to which team and manager you end up with. If you have a good 'shield' manager, your time there can be really good. They do work on cool stuff and I like their customer focus.

You get a bad manager, like I had, and it can be pure hell of 60 hour work weeks. Not quite 'trying to make partner' bad but bad enough.

Eh. They aren't the devil, so far as I can tell. They tilt left but less than MSFT and Google.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 03:38 PM (xJa6I)

535

Antifa seems nice. Hope they are in charge at YouTube soon...... grrr.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGAlWRIoQs4

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at August 22, 2017 03:38 PM (tDTdL)

536 Confucius say, man who take fantasy football most serious generally one with least football skills.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 22, 2017 03:38 PM (lh08N)

537 That's not true about Sun News. They just ran out of money.
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The CRTC (FCC) didn't force cable carriers to carry them like every other MSM source on general cable (and like women's TV and Native Indian TV etc.) so cable income to them was limited.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2017 03:39 PM (mJ8mX)

538 I'd rather not live in a dictator's hellish world where you get pitched out of a helicopter for saying the wrong thing, thank you. How's Chile look to you today? Better, you think?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:11 PM (39g3+)

Actually, yes. Pinochet, for all his thuggishness, left Chile a better country than he found it.

Even without considering the communist craphole that Allende would have turned it into.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at August 22, 2017 03:40 PM (6kP6G)

539 It's about _women's_ instinctive nature to marry up.
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I think this might have a genetic component to it.

Women have children.

They are vested in the survival of those children.

In fact, they are vested in the success of those children.

Over the ages, women have seen that men who are successful can improve the life of their offspring. Better schools, better jobs, better social connections.

So many women, if they wish to have children, look for two things:

1. A successful man who will provide for their children financially
2. A man who will be monogamous.

A non-monogamous man will spread his resources over many children, rather than the children of ONE woman. So it's in the vested interest of the woman, and her children, that the man is dedicated ONLY to her.

As for women who don't want kids? Maybe they just like the benjamins.

Posted by: shibumi at August 22, 2017 03:40 PM (aT+Bx)

540 Lord knows I could use some extra money though. Part time pastoring is not profitable. Just kidding-It isn't but I'm not in it for the money.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:37 PM (iVOAv)

Do it, Fen. You already have a built-in viewer base, which is more than most people have when starting out.

Posted by: troyriser at August 22, 2017 03:40 PM (Fw5cQ)

541 Donald J. Trump Retweeted
MarcoRubio Verified account @marcorubio 18h18 hours ago

Good #AfghanStrategy & excellent speech by @POTUS laying it out to the nation.
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This re-twat concerns me.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 22, 2017 03:40 PM (mcI77)

542 >>Men never seem to understand this.

Kind of a broad generalization. On both sides. And nothing new at all.

Women didn't just start marrying power and money when the internet was invented and men didn't start marrying women for looks at that time either.

Pretty much hardwired into our DNA.

Posted by: JackStraw at August 22, 2017 03:40 PM (/tuJf)

543 Was thinking your a baker and Leftists are forcing you to participate in gat weddings, but if your a big Leftist Internet conglomerate you ignore any conservative you want

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2017 03:41 PM (pPKG5)

544 Actually, yes. Pinochet, for all his thuggishness, left Chile a better country than he found it.

Even without considering the communist craphole that Allende would have turned it into.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at August 22, 2017 03:40 PM (6kP6G)




Not to quibble, but one correction.....

Posted by: Curmudgeon at August 22, 2017 03:41 PM (ujg0T)

545 534 You get a bad manager, like I had, and it can be pure hell of 60 hour work weeks. Not quite 'trying to make partner' bad but bad enough.

Eh. They aren't the devil, so far as I can tell. They tilt left but less than MSFT and Google.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 03:38 PM (xJa6I)

What of the non-coders, though? I get that the people who work in the fulfillment/distribution centers may not be the "brain trust", but it wouldn't surprise me if Amazon's cracking the whip on them insanely hard, since they're the types who have no tech skill nor any other marketable skill (in other words : Where else are they going to go?).

Posted by: Hikaru at August 22, 2017 03:41 PM (CMbMd)

546 Nocturnal Animals.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe


Hey! I just saw that movie last night!

Sadly, it was total shit. One of the worst mainstream movies I've seen in a long time. It was so b ad that I even watch the "Bonus Features" to see if the director knew he was making a shit movie. Instead, the featurette revealed that the director was so clueless that he was like a self-parody: I couldn't tell whether I was watching an actual interview with an actual film director, or watching a satire of a comedian hilariously portraying a overly smug incompetent buffoon.

Posted by: zombie at August 22, 2017 03:42 PM (DQ4Fv)

547 Warping the doorframe enough to open the door barely makes a sound.

Posted by: troyriser at August 22, 2017 03:35 PM (Fw5cQ) [/i ]

I suppose you're right. Gently ratcheting up the pressure a quarter inch at a time, we're talking maybe and inch and a half to clear.

I'd invite you over for a beer to discuss this further but I DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW WHERE I LIVE!

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at August 22, 2017 03:42 PM (EgwCt)

548 So many women, if they wish to have children, look for two things:

1. A successful man who will provide for their children financially
2. A man who will be monogamous.
======================
And many never stop looking . . . even after they are married and have children.

Posted by: GOPe at August 22, 2017 03:42 PM (M6iO6)

549 Posted by: troyriser at August 22, 2017 03:40 PM (Fw5cQ)

Well thanks., I'll think about it but not for my "domestic goddess" skills LOL

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:42 PM (iVOAv)

550 >>> Thanks. That's very sweet of you. I have a "Presence" (Comes from years of acting and public speaking, I suppose) Whether I can sell it is another story. I don't have the kind of cleavage that what's her name (Gia) has to interest people in immmm-cooking. Lord knows I could use some extra money though. Part time pastoring is not profitable. Just kidding-It isn't but I'm not in it for the money.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:37 PM (iVOAv)

If you have a presence, and have a pleasant speaking voice, could you do a podcast on things that interest you? Then the cleavage is of little import. Maybe spiritual topics of discussion even? Set up an account and have a Patreon as well where ppl can hit up a tip jar.

Of course, the whole point of this thread is that anyone trying to do this that engages in Wrongthink does so at their own risk..

Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2017 03:42 PM (hvf9s)

551 Judge Orders IRS To Reveal Who Took Part In Tea Party Targeting
-WZ

I hear GOP assholes tightening up don't you?

Posted by: Under Fire at August 22, 2017 03:43 PM (mcI77)

552
"fire beaver"

use in a sentence


When Theodore Cleaver won't do his job, fire beaver.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 22, 2017 03:43 PM (IqV8l)

553 546 Nocturnal Animals.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe

Hey! I just saw that movie last night!

Sadly, it was total shit. One of the worst mainstream movies I've seen in a long time. It was so b ad that I even watch the "Bonus Features" to see if the director knew he was making a shit movie. Instead, the featurette revealed that the director was so clueless that he was like a self-parody: I couldn't tell whether I was watching an actual interview with an actual film director, or watching a satire of a comedian hilariously portraying a overly smug incompetent buffoon.
Posted by: zombie at August 22, 2017 03:42 PM (DQ4Fv)

I watched it last night and liked it a lot. I appreciated the length he went to gaslight and psychologically destroy his ex wife.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 22, 2017 03:44 PM (XFue2)

554 I guess I'll keep an eye on the Rebel Media situation. See how things shake out. I like Gavin's material, but I don't have the $8 a month to get his exclusive content videos. And I don't even drink fancy coffee.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at August 22, 2017 03:44 PM (FQKBL)

555 There is enough bullion around to cover the US debt, but the problem is that 95% of it belongs to private entities, not the Government.

Supposedly there is $7,783,203,073,694 in the world right now (based on current gold prices). The US debt right now is over $19 trillion.

So no, there isn't enough bullion around to cover the US debt. And even if there was, its value is fiat as well: its worth only what people consider gold to be worth. The gold standard just removes fiat by one step, it doesn't eliminate it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:44 PM (39g3+)

556 See you later.

Posted by: andycanuck at August 22, 2017 03:44 PM (mJ8mX)

557 Nood open

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. All Honor & Glory to Kekistan! at August 22, 2017 03:45 PM (fA1SL)

558 527 Our local Target has crossed the rainbow bridge. I think maybe the whole company has.

Posted by: I'm Anonosaurus Wrecks and I approved this message at August 22, 2017 03:25 PM (Nwg0u)



The Macy's on Michigan Ave in Chicago during June is all rainbows and pride. Won't set foot in that place
Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 22, 2017 03:37 PM (493sH)

Target showed their true colors with their 2A stance, and then the transgender bathroom issue.

Haven't (and won't) shopped there in years. F' them.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 22, 2017 03:46 PM (jxbfJ)

559 I watched it last night and liked it a lot. I appreciated the length he went to gaslight and psychologically destroy his ex wife.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe


Wow. I hated it. Knowing that the entire "sub-plot" was just a fictional book rendered the entire movie meaningless.

No one would keep reading a book they didn't like reading. It was ridiculous.

Posted by: zombie at August 22, 2017 03:46 PM (DQ4Fv)

560
Posted by: shibumi at August 22, 2017 03:40 PM (aT+Bx)


But your hypothesis is founded on the old debunk theory that men and women are different.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at August 22, 2017 03:47 PM (lKyWE)

561 But men marrying for physically attractive is no damn different than women marrying for money. Different side of the same coin.



Men never seem to understand this.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at August 22, 2017 03:37 PM (+lXDn)


I do, and you are indeed correct, it's the exact same thing. Physical attractiveness versus financial stability versus intelligence versus... literally any trait a person has.

I'm not even saying it's wrong; everyone wants to be attractive, and to have an attractive spouse. Everyone wants to be well off; everyone would like to marry into better circumstances than from what they came. I've got no problem with women (or men) wanting to marry up, or men (or women) being excited to marry a flaming hot, super-sexy spouse. I am indeed in agreement, though, that what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

With that said, I'm still hoping my eventual spouse (whomever she might be) will be super flippin' mind-blowing earth-shattering so-far-out-of-my-league-it's-hilarious hot.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at August 22, 2017 03:47 PM (6JL3d)

562 But men marrying for physically attractive is no damn different than women marrying for money. Different side of the same coin.

Men never seem to understand this.


I'd say it goes both ways. Women who will reject a man for being too poor are outraged when a guy wants a girl who's physically hotter than they are. He's a sexist pig, they're just being rational and realistic.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:48 PM (39g3+)

563 Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2017 03:42 PM (hvf9s)

Thanks for the information and encouragement .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:49 PM (iVOAv)

564 RE: DuckDuckGo. Don't know if this has been mentioned, but if you're signed into Google (or Gmail / YouTube) Google will track your DuckDuckGo searches.

Posted by: Chris at August 22, 2017 03:49 PM (0tKi7)

565 SpiffTheSpaceman@529,

"I'll look into disabbling APIs."

Check out the browser add-on uMatrix (Greek mu Matrix) or any of several spin-offs. It's a local proxy that permits/forbids granular permission of every browser resource request. There's a learning curve, but nothing gets in that you don't want to get in, and it's easier/quicker than a firewall.


"Not sure how to set up an ISP mail server. Probably something I could figure out if I wanted to."

Yeah, you'd have to run your own server, either physically in your home with the ISP's bandwidth or remotely via web host independent of ISP. Neither is ideal because being an administrator requires time/work/money. The simpler way would be to check out domain hosting services and see if 1) they have email services on the cheap, or 2) set up a cheap remote host of your own and run an email server on it.

I'd prefer not to have to set up a server, but I will if necessary to protect myself. Sort of a last step affair.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at August 22, 2017 03:52 PM (H8S+R)

566 I think some people here still don't get it. This is not "political activism". They are literally attempting to reshape reality. They have designs on owning us.

Think 1984 meets The Matrix meets The Twilight Zone. There Wil be no liberation from these camps, as the camps are being constructed around us, in every facet of our lives.

Incredible that these same nihilistic fuckturds campaigned on something called "hope" in 2008. You would never know any of them ever believed in such a thing.

Posted by: Mega at August 22, 2017 03:52 PM (rv0Fo)

567 I'm going to you like a me and telling you there's a Nood.

Or maybe not.

It might be getting sent to the corn field.

Posted by: alexthechick - a manatee life for me at August 22, 2017 03:53 PM (mf5HN)

568 548---And many never stop looking . . . even after they are married and have children.
Posted by: GOPe at August 22, 2017 03:42 PM (M6iO6)
--------------------
Yes, and that is true of men looking for younger-and-hotter too.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at August 22, 2017 03:53 PM (0jtPF)

569 545 534 You get a bad manager, like I had, and it can be pure hell of 60 hour work weeks. Not quite 'trying to make partner' bad but bad enough.

Eh. They aren't the devil, so far as I can tell. They tilt left but less than MSFT and Google.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 03:38 PM (xJa6I)

What of the non-coders, though? I get that the people who work in the fulfillment/distribution centers may not be the "brain trust", but it wouldn't surprise me if Amazon's cracking the whip on them insanely hard, since they're the types who have no tech skill nor any other marketable skill (in other words : Where else are they going to go?).
Posted by: Hikaru at August 22, 2017 03:41 PM (CMbMd)

Warehouse work is tough. Very, very structured. But most warehouse work is physically demanding, did that once too.

Amazon at least pays well, gives some benefits and educational help.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 22, 2017 03:53 PM (xJa6I)

570 >>>> Thanks for the information and encouragement . Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 22, 2017 03:49 PM (iVOAv)

No problem. Good examples of people in the politicosphere I admire making good content and using Patreon well are Dave Rubin and Sargon of Akkad.

In the funosphere, Cynthia Lin creates free tutorials and sheet music for ukulele, and uses Patreon for her fans to pay for extra exclusive content, like early downloads, song requests, live lessons, etc.
https://www.patreon.com/cynthialin

Posted by: LizLem at August 22, 2017 03:55 PM (hvf9s)

571
I'd say it goes both ways. Women who will reject a man for being
too poor are outraged when a guy wants a girl who's physically hotter
than they are. He's a sexist pig, they're just being rational and
realistic.

Posted by: Christopher R. Taylor at August 22, 2017 03:48 PM (39g3+)


Also on the list; women rejecting men for being too short.

My secretary's youngest daughter absolutely refuses to date boys who are too short, and thinks men under 5'10" as adults are absolutely unacceptable.

I replied in a rather cavalier fashion (I love the kid and am trying to re-aspect her perspective and smooth some of the edges out) that I fully understood her perspective, and I felt the same, I wasn't interested in women who weren't rocking double D's or better.

She blew up rather predictably, saying that it was unfair because girls had no control over that, to which I then replied that there *are* surgeries that can change that - but there's no surgery for spinal extension.

Friggin' love messing with teenagers' ill-thought-out ideas and convictions.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at August 22, 2017 03:56 PM (6JL3d)

572 Treat them like Bell Telephone.

Posted by: josephistan at August 22, 2017 01:49 PM (7HtZB)

This.

Posted by: redbanzai at August 22, 2017 03:56 PM (3JA/M)

573 The new thread is busted.
Wait, there's another new thread.

Posted by: m at August 22, 2017 04:01 PM (p6cpl)

574 Easiest way to eliminate the tech giants' power is to put software in the category it has always belonged in: PATENT, not copyright. FB, YouTube, et al, have been around long enough they would lose their protection. Let a thousand youtubes bloom, various compatibilities, improvements on presentation, light versions that don't require 6GB download speeds, etc.
Destroy their monopoly! Get software back to being an invention, not a novel!

Posted by: GWB at August 22, 2017 04:02 PM (k/WLo)

575 110 91. Mr. Dapperton did an experimental video. There MIGHT be an algorithm at work in some cases, but his vid - a still screen of a puppy, bunny, guinea pig, etc, with Dapperton explaining his love and appreciation of these things - was demonetized within minutes. There does seem to be a blacklist.

The one with the cute animals I saw had 3 guns in the thumbnail...

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at August 22, 2017 04:07 PM (di1hb)

576 I've noticed McAfee AV software flagging sites that are completely innocuous - and conservative. Weird.

Posted by: Crabby at August 22, 2017 04:10 PM (yPsTs)

577 They've sewn the wind,

Chain stitch? Hem stitch?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at August 22, 2017 04:11 PM (FftaI)

578 The progressives have distorted the freedom of religion to such an extent that actors far away from the power of Congress working for the state need to guard lest they give an "endorsement of religion". The tests to ensure a "freedom FROM religion" is strenuous.

Libs aren't going to give up our tax money so easily. They want to create lib recruitment centers in public universities--and universities where over 50% of the funds come from the federal government--now acting as the only lender.

They're penurious with due process. And no matter how much "rights of conscience" as a bedrock of American civil liberties, entails a freedom FROM religion and makes it implicit in the free exercise, it is zealously guarded by our courts as a "founding principle"--and yet due process and free speech are NO LESS SO!

Yet, they can strain at the gnat of the "Lemon principle" and swallow the camel of suspending due process and free speech guarantees at institutions that are paid mostly with taxpayer money.

The standard seems to be what they can control themselves with hearing. If they piss their pants too much, well nobody wants to walk around in all that urine so a REASONABLE measure is to not let you say the things that makes the maladjusted psychos piss themselves. We are constantly being asked to be REASONABLE by the unreasoning.

Posted by: Axeman at August 22, 2017 04:33 PM (2mC6G)

579 Does anyone think they did the same thing to that lady who swims with the fruit loops interviewed 'The One'?

Posted by: Abe at August 22, 2017 05:10 PM (4YJHC)

580 Two can play this shit game. Stop hiring leftists. Investigate all job applicants and make sure they are not SJW. Fire any employee who is one.

Posted by: james the deplorable disciple of kek at August 22, 2017 05:43 PM (jxw6R)

581 Now bake me a wedding cake, haters!

Lezzy and Duke

Posted by: The Spelling Police at August 22, 2017 05:55 PM (/8qpd)

582 Time for a day without google?

Posted by: frankg at August 23, 2017 01:07 AM (xvk6q)

583 @574 There is nothing preventing anyone from coming up to an alternative to these services and in fact many alternatives already exist. Gab.ai is an alt to twitter. Minds.com competes with facebook. There are alt search engines and video hosts. The problem for these companies is getting traction. I think the solution might be forcing these companies to release their data (which is not really their data, it's their users data) to anyone on request. Can you imagine what would happen to facebook, youtube, etc if anyone could start a service that would have all the content of facebook, youtube, etc. It would be great for content providers too (who should be the ones in control of their content).

Posted by: Is the Party Over? at August 23, 2017 08:10 AM (sG/VA)

584 Don't you mean a GUN fight?

Posted by: BJ54 at August 24, 2017 08:16 AM (Bed/U)

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