NBC Goes After The Federalist, Demanding that Google (The Monopolist in Internet-Served Ads) No Longer Permit Advertisers to Advertise On It;
Google Eagerly Agrees

Update: the leftwing censorship group that pitched "Let's deplatform The Federalist to NBC" has a long, long list of right wing sites that need to be deplatformed.

Pretty much all of them.

Except for National Review, The Bulwark, and The Dispatch.

Who will soon win the ideological war on the right -- because they're the only three sites the leftwing tech monopolists have left standing.


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The regular media and social media have been playing this game for a long, long time.

A leftwing activist brings a "problematic" comment to the attention of a media organization, inducing the media organization to begin putting pressure on a social media company to censor/suppress/deplatform the speaker.

This organization has often been CNN -- which has its own Deplatforming Unit working on no other stories except bird-dogging candidates for censorship to the Social Media Monopoly Hunters.

The media organization keeps up a campaign of negative PR on the social media company-- "Why is Twitter permitting Alex Jones to tweet?" -- until the social media company agrees to deplatform.

The media pretends that this is just "news gathering," "just asking questions," but that's a lie: they have a specific end in mind. They have a specific last paragraph of the story in mind: the person or site that they're targeting succumbs to CNN's negative PR pressure and deplatforms the target.

You can tell that the media seeks this goal because the negative stories stop the moment the deplatorming demand is agreed to: they do not go on, for example, to do a story about how Twitter gave in to cancel culture activists and thereby reduced free speech. That's a story they could write after a cancelation -- but they don't.

Because the game is that all negative PR will stop once you abide by CNN's decision that this person or this website no longer be permitted to speak freely.

Now leftwingers have gone after The Federalist for -- get this! -- Criticizing the media.


NBC wrote a story and demanded that Google do something about Google ads appearing on The Federalist.

"The Federalist published an article claiming the media had been lying about looting and violence during the protests, which were both included in the report sent to Google."



We can't have people on the right criticizing the media! That must not be permitted!

One of the outlets The Federalist criticized was, of course, NBC "News."

And now Google has given NBC the last paragraph of their story: The Federalist is now blacklisted from advertising with Google.

The monopolist that controls 90%+ of the internet advertising market.

I'm sure that won't reduce The Federalist's reach.

I'm sure the entire point of this exercise wasn't to reduce the Federalist's reach.

And National Review -- which takes Cash Money Donations from Google through the National Review Institute -- will be completely silent about their patron's destruction of yet another conservative voice (one that is, coincidentally, an ideological and market competitor to National Review), or, if forced to address this, will defend Google's deplatorming of a conservative rival as a Corporate Monopoly just using its own right to free speech.

I'm so sick of this. I'm sick of this.


Andrew Egger of the Dispatch -- one of the many pseudoright grifters who has been telling the right that "corporations can do whatever they want" and advising us to "let the market solve the problem" in, oh, say, 60-100 years -- is actually shocked by this.

Dude, they've been doing this forever. We've been telling you that the target was not Alex Jones.

Alex Jones was not their target. Alex Jones was their Proof of Concept.

Alex Jones was the first to be targeted for deplatforming because they knew that cucks like you would say nothing, thereby blessing the precendent.

Thereby validating their model of just deplatforming all right wing voices.

Is this shocking?

Where have you been?

Meawnwhile, this alleged "free speech advocate" is now teeing up the next deplatofrming target: Ben Shapiro.

Well, I intend to give Ben Shapiro the same level of support during his deplatorming as he's given every other conservative who's been deplatformed: None at all.

Hey Ben, "freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences."

"Freedom of speech doesn't mean that you can compel a monopoly to serve you with the same terms they serve everyone else."

"Natural market foces will solve this problem in 60-100 years. Hopefully."

I hope these words bring you solace as YouTube bans your channel and Google (which controls 90%+ of all internet advertising in the world) denies you advertising revenue.

Oh, update: The Federalist "may rememdy" and avoid demonitization.

I assume -- by deleting the articles which criticized the media and the protesters.

Can't wait for Charles C.W. Cooke's impassioned defense of his donor deplatforming yet antoher conservative voice that competes with National Review.

Update: Well, Baseball C*ck has sputtered on Twitter, which I suppose is something.

But what will they actually do about it? Will they advocate that a 90%+ market dominator (which is well above the threshhold to be declared a "monopoly" in a market) be sued by the Federal Government's anti-trust division until they agree to stop the illegal practice of "tying" or "leveraging," that is, using your monopoly power in one area (internet advertising) to control/reduce competition in another market (internet political publications)?

I doubt it. I expect more stalwart defenses of the Poor Little Megacorporatin Monopoly Google, and advice that anyone who doesn't like Google deplaforming everyone on the right (except the Pet Kitten Pseudoright), should just wait for "natural market forces" to produce a viable competitor to Google.

In 60-100 years. Maybe.

Until then... well you can just eat fucking sand, can't you?

Interesting point: If Google is deplatforming The Federalist over comments... doesn't that mean they're treating The Federalist's comments are as the work of a publisher, not just independent comments on a platform?

Posted by: Ace at 04:50 PM




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1 these people suck

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 16, 2020 04:52 PM (W2Pud)

2 We're so f**ked

Posted by: It's me donna at June 16, 2020 04:52 PM (Zmnko)

3 and meep meep motherfuckers

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 16, 2020 04:52 PM (W2Pud)

4 I am beginning to suspect that these giant mega-corps are in this together. And I'm not part of it. . .

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at June 16, 2020 04:52 PM (xptlg)

5 Ace and Tucker are marked. Enjoy them while you can.

Posted by: azalea city at June 16, 2020 04:53 PM (WX+x0)

6 Our techno-fascist overlords. I for one do not welcome them.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 04:53 PM (0/0/5)

7 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 04:53 PM (LvTSG)

8 With great power comes great responsibility!


BWAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 16, 2020 04:53 PM (mMLSg)

9 Ace and Tucker are marked. Enjoy them while you can.

Tucker is really poking that bear

Posted by: It's me donna at June 16, 2020 04:54 PM (Zmnko)

10 I see no problem here at all.


Posted by: Justice Kneel Gorsuch at June 16, 2020 04:54 PM (iZJ5K)

11 Now we have the prima facae evidence necessary to break up Goolag.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 16, 2020 04:54 PM (kA3Cp)

12 If only they'd let me in the club. And pay me 1/6 of a Burisma bribe.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at June 16, 2020 04:54 PM (xptlg)

13 We needed a Theodore Roosevelt. Instead, we got a president who thinks Joe Scarborough is a bigger threat than Big Tech.

Posted by: Mark1971 at June 16, 2020 04:54 PM (xPl2J)

14 This is exactly what corrupted the MSM. I read somewhere that around a century ago newspapers got 90% of their money from purchases and subscriptions, but by the end of the 20th century it was 90% of their money from advertisers and 10% from subscriptions.

He who pays the piper calls the tune.

Posted by: Iftwilp at June 16, 2020 04:55 PM (gqvXZ)

15 Ben can always go back to being an auctioneer.

Posted by: wth at June 16, 2020 04:55 PM (v0R5T)

16 I'm sure Ben Shapiro's facts and logic will win out over the brute force being used by the Left.

*snark*

Posted by: Mikey NTH -Sizzling Savings on Flame-Proof Riot Wear at the Outrage Outlet! at June 16, 2020 04:55 PM (iS/Va)

17 Because the game is that all negative PR will stop once you abide by CNN's decision that this person or this website no longer be permitted to speak freely.



How does a network that no one watches have so much power? Their viewership is crushed by HGTV's ratings.

Posted by: Grump928© at June 16, 2020 04:55 PM (uhGSf)

18 In a normal world they've have one hell of a tortuous interference lawsuit.

but here we are.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2020 04:55 PM (++MjY)

19 And charging that guy in New mexico is bull s**t...He was being attacked

Posted by: It's me donna at June 16, 2020 04:55 PM (Zmnko)

20 Hmm, comment or content, comment or content.

Okay, comment done, content it is.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 16, 2020 04:55 PM (WEBkv)

21 The media is the virus. File away in a special place.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 04:56 PM (KnJdm)

22 Come on, DOJ Antitrust Division!

Posted by: LASue at June 16, 2020 04:56 PM (s7jaT)

23 Google is evil.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2020 04:56 PM (/669Q)

24 WAIT!

I got it. It's rather easy, really.

Just build your own internet.
Then build your own server farms.
Then your own mega-sized "search" engine.
Then your own payment processing centers.
Then your own e-stores and sites.

Then ??? profit!

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at June 16, 2020 04:56 PM (xptlg)

25 I like Nathan Bernard's twitter bio, free speech activist.

These clowns would make Orwell blush.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 04:56 PM (ZLI7S)

26 Fascists, the ACWII can't come soon enough

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2020 04:56 PM (6f16T)

27 They earned their reproach.
If they confess and show contrition, we'll reconsider.

Posted by: Google Etc, I mean Inc. at June 16, 2020 04:56 PM (z79tQ)

28 I am sure Romney will get right on breaking up google.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 16, 2020 04:57 PM (r+sAi)

29 We're gonna have to be super careful with our comments...
Hahahahahahahaha.

Posted by: It's me donna at June 16, 2020 04:57 PM (Zmnko)

30 But remember, the Left is only increasing it's ability to attract votes right now.

None of this behavior is reflecting badly on them at all.

/sarc

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 04:57 PM (LvTSG)

31 I am so sick of this sh#t, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 16, 2020 04:57 PM (bDqIh)

32 30
We're gonna have to be super careful with our comments...

Hahahahahahahaha.

Posted by: It's me donna at June 16, 2020 04:57 PM (Zmnko)

If boobehs are outlawed, then only outlaws will have boobehs.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 04:57 PM (KnJdm)

33 Willowed, but on topic:

@ScottNover Replying to @ScottNover
Google says the comments sections of these sites violate their "dangerous and derogatory" policies.
Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at June 16, 2020 04:20 PM (FBrfY)
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Ah. The penny drops.

They don't want conservative outlets, but they will tolerate them - so long as those outlets don't allow their audiences to talk with each other.

This makes sense. Without the comments, the subversion can begin or continue and no one can loudly go "WTF, guys?!" in the comments.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2020 04:57 PM (Q8c/L)

34 If only you could prove Democratic wings of the government and public money was behind this, you could make a 1st amendment case that freedom of the press is being infringed.

They always hide behind "private business" but what if it's not? How much of these companies get how much of their revenue from NSA Darpa DOD type projects?

Posted by: Iftwilp at June 16, 2020 04:58 PM (gqvXZ)

35 Defunding their opposition has been a ongoing campaign by Leftists.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2020 04:58 PM (6f16T)

36 Sigh. Isn't there anything RIGHT NOW that can be done to remove Google's monopoly? Didn't it only take 18 years to break up Mama Bell?

I can't breathe...

Posted by: Iris at June 16, 2020 04:58 PM (lSFe/)

37 We'll show them. Someone start and ASCII newsletter!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 16, 2020 04:58 PM (xfb67)

38 I'm sure Ben Shapiro's facts and logic will win out over the brute force being used by the Left.

*snark*
Posted by: Mikey NTH -Sizzling Savings on Flame-Proof Riot Wear at the Outrage Outlet! at June 16, 2020 04:55 PM (iS/Va)


Because facts and logic can stop a brick.
or a fist
or a molotov cocktail.
Or a bullet.

Posted by: Google Etc, I mean Inc. at June 16, 2020 04:58 PM (z79tQ)

39 Ace and Tucker are marked. Enjoy them while you can.
Posted by: azalea city at June 16, 2020 04:53 PM (WX+x0)


Every day that I can open the AoSHQ page and find some content and not the "404 Page Not Found", I breathe a sigh of relief!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 16, 2020 04:58 PM (mMLSg)

40 If boobehs are outlawed, then only outlaws will have boobehs.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 04:57 PM (KnJdm)
+++++++++++
Just turn the Paige...
https://tinyurl.com/yb9snuqy

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2020 04:58 PM (Q8c/L)

41 Equating ZeroHedge with The Federalist is some truly dishonest, intentionally evil shit.

Understand, I don't think ZeroHedge should be deplatformed either. But to pretend that these two sites occupy the same intellectual space is simply incredible. Anything to the right of the Democrats current mental condition is anathema, and that's that.

Keep your powder dry. This is going to get much worse before it gets better.

Posted by: Lament for a Fallen Nation at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (Gyhs0)

42 Yes, it's a bad thing when news lies about actual events.

News should ever report "just the facts" and never manipulate stories in order to further an agenda.

Posted by: NBC Dateline - Truck Fire Division at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (WEBkv)

43 How does a network that no one watches have so much power? Their viewership is crushed by HGTV's ratings.
Posted by: Grump928© at June 16, 2020 04:55 PM (uhGSf)

because "ratings" have nothing to do with it. Neither do we. There's a very few people at the top pulling all the strings, and these are the levers they use. Also, it seems quite obvious - why should they care a tiny bit about "profit" in the short term? They're playing to get control of the entire shooting match, forever.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (Kpl3J)

44 And now we have idiot rictus-face Tim Kaine opening his poop-hole and saying that the US "created" Slavery...

Posted by: Allie at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (vmRc0)

45 shit, i coulda been first but I've been so busy today i was sure i was an hour behind so i read the content.

I'd have been better trying for the first, because that is rage stroke inducing...

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (8D42x)

46 It amazes me nobody is suing them for damages.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (85Gof)

47 The thing about these big, Twitter filled posts is that it's hard to figure out if there's been an update.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (LvTSG)

48 It's not Fascism if the corporations censor freely and on their own.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (l4C/z)

49 Watch Ben Shapiro destroy his career with facts and logic.

Posted by: Max Power at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (QCc6B)

50 Ah, so Google won't censor the big sites, just the comment sections are the problem.

You know, where WE exercise OUR Right of Free Speech?

Soon the only people who will be able to voice opinions, will be those rich enough to have a good lawyer on speed dial.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (NgKpN)

51 Well, I'm more of a physical person. I say we beat activists, who want to ensure the First Amendment only applies to their sanctioned point of view, within a bloody inch of their lives.

This is a reasonable position- isn't it? Especially if you contrast it to authoritarian pressure campaigns from petty despots whose sole purpose is to ensure only their point of view is promulgated.

I mean, we haven't passed the point where oppressive tyrants get a free pass- have we?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (upXAm)

52 How much of these companies get how much of their revenue from NSA Darpa DOD type projects?
Posted by: Iftwilp

--

Microsoft and Goolag get a truckload of revenue from the federal government.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (kA3Cp)

53 40 Ace and Tucker are marked. Enjoy them while you can.
Posted by: azalea city at June 16, 2020 04:53 PM (WX+x0)

I've been thinking the same thing.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (Kpl3J)

54 I'm sure Trump will get to breaking up the tech monopolies after he builds the wall.

Posted by: DJ3way at June 16, 2020 05:00 PM (bhPL1)

55 Conform or the cool girls will throw you out of their pack.

Posted by: klaftern at June 16, 2020 05:00 PM (RuIsu)

56 45 And now we have idiot rictus-face Tim Kaine opening his poop-hole and saying that the US "created" Slavery...
Posted by: Allie at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (vmRc0)

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I believe that this is dangerous incitement and Kaine should be shut down on all social media platforms.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 05:00 PM (LvTSG)

57 Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at June 16, 2020 04:56 PM (xptlg)

Barely an inconvenience!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 16, 2020 05:00 PM (mMLSg)

58 Sorry for the repeat, but this fits the theme of this thread nicely and I really think ace would like to know about this:

https://twitter.com/CalebJHull/
status/1272951342450069505

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at June 16, 2020 05:00 PM (L106N)

59 Everybody is depressed and exhausted after the months of lockdowns and gaslighting by the media so now is the time to strike at your enemies. NBC is merely doing this with the help of their friends at google.

Conservative websites are the only ones advocating for media standards of behavior therefore they must be shut down before they can alert the populace to what is going on.

When it's only Trump railing against the left media he can be easily discredited but if he is backed up by the conservative media it becomes harder to do that.

Posted by: Decaf at June 16, 2020 05:00 PM (xarPm)

60 How much of these companies get how much of their revenue from NSA Darpa DOD type projects?
Posted by: Iftwilp

INQTEL - CIA financed venture capital firm.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 16, 2020 05:00 PM (xfb67)

61 Sigh. Isn't there anything RIGHT NOW that can be done to remove Google's monopoly? Didn't it only take 18 years to break up Mama Bell?

I can't breathe...
Posted by: Iris at June 16, 2020 04:58 PM (lSFe/)
+++++++++++
There was some grumbling about breaking up AT&T for some time, but once AT&T *wanted* to be broken up, it was done within a few years.

AT&T wanted to get into the computer game and exploit their ownership of UNIX, but weren't allowed to. Under the terms of their government-granted monopoly, they couldn't get into that business. They lobbied to end their monopoly status and get broken up to enter that market.

It took about four years, by which point it was too late. But AT&T was a special case in that they were a chartered monopoly who wanted to end that special status to enter new markets.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2020 05:00 PM (Q8c/L)

62 I predict that some guy deplatformed and destitute will burn himself alive outside a media lobby or a state legislature somewhere.

Like in Tunisia.

I think it was Tywin Lannister who said that once you've beaten your enemy, you quit fighting him. Allowing someone mercy means others won't be inclined to fight to the death.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 16, 2020 05:01 PM (ykYG2)

63 And spare me the shock, Egger and pals.

You told us we were crazy to predict SSM would lead to lawsuits designed to destroy Christian institutions.

You told us were were overreacting when we said pulling down Confederate statues would lead to "cancelling" all US historical figures and monuments.

You told us to stop protecting Nazis when we said social media suspension of Alex Jones and others would end with intolerance/suspension of all but progressive speech.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 16, 2020 05:01 PM (bDqIh)

64 Yes, it's a bad thing when news lies about actual events.

News should ever report "just the facts" and never manipulate stories in order to further an agenda.
Posted by: NBC Dateline - Truck Fire Division at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (WEBkv)


Preach it, brother!

Posted by: Dan Rather at June 16, 2020 05:01 PM (fIHXk)

65 A few more months of this and I'm out of here

I MEAN...I'm seeing some disturbing coup stuff!

Posted by: Barr at June 16, 2020 05:01 PM (55lwO)

66
@17 You're right -- they are very afraid. And don't understand when other people aren't living in fear. It's one of the reasons they hate Christianity and want to get rid of it. One of the most-oft repeated phrases in Scripture: "Do not fear."

Posted by: Prime sistah at June 16, 2020 05:01 PM (Rt8Uf)

67 47 It amazes me nobody is suing them for damages.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (85Gof)

John Roberts said "It's a Tax!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:02 PM (Kpl3J)

68 Lawfare vs Google

Then, if that doesn't work...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:02 PM (l4C/z)

69 They always hide behind "private business" but what if it's not? How
much of these companies get how much of their revenue from NSA Darpa DOD
type projects?


Or how about the Chicom's populace-crushing social credit and dissident-spying projects?
They learned this Marxist shit straight from it's Maoist pracitioners.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 16, 2020 05:02 PM (iZJ5K)

70
Hmm. any connection between this story and our sudden influx of trolls?

Maybe one of them will share: I'd be interested in a troll's"day in the life" story. Detailed, too, like: Gets up, scratches, sees they've gained another 6 pounds, climbs stairs to the kitchen, demands mom make breakfast, checks email for daily talking point orders from Soros...


That kind of thing. Also, how are they paid? By the hour? the number of comment or the number of responses to their comment?

Posted by: LASue at June 16, 2020 05:02 PM (s7jaT)

71 *hums Peter Cottontail*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:02 PM (l4C/z)

72 >>I predict that some guy deplatformed and destitute will burn himself alive outside a media lobby or a state legislature somewhere.




Already kinda happened with that crazy Iranian vegan body builder chick shooting up google after being deplatformed.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 16, 2020 05:02 PM (bDqIh)

73 70 Lawfare vs Google

Then, if that doesn't work...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:02 PM (l4C/z)

==========

It's always hentai with you...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 05:02 PM (LvTSG)

74 Lets not forget that this is the ccp business model - a cadre of elites controlling the proles.

First step in control is controlling what you can say.

one reason, i think, that big tech does not fear the ccp is because they share business models. They want to become the ccp of the usa.

But the useful idiots in the media think they are going to be elite too, but in reality they are going to be the pravda and izvestia.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 16, 2020 05:02 PM (LWu6U)

75 Gee- I wonder if Jake Tapper was DM'ing people and imploring them to like his Twitter posts while also pressuring them to engage in sanctioned bias and censorship?

Could it be?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at June 16, 2020 05:02 PM (upXAm)

76 Just build your own internet.
Then build your own server farms.
Then your own mega-sized "search" engine.
Then your own payment processing centers.
Then your own e-stores and sites.

Then ??? profit!
Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at June 16, 2020 04:56 PM (xptlg)

That's just it, we did build our own internet.
Then our own servers.
Then our own payment centers.

Then somehow we suddenly had a bunch of foreign sounding people running said companies.

and now?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:03 PM (NgKpN)

77 |>>>36 Defunding their opposition has been a ongoing campaign by Leftists.
Posted by: Skip

That is disgusting -- but what is heartbreaking is that the Corporate Cuck right continues not just defending this, but actively cheerleading it.

One day National Review, The Dispatch, and The Bulwark WILL win the ideological battle on the right -- because they're the only three websites the tech monopolists permit to exist.

Posted by: ace at June 16, 2020 05:03 PM (PbpT7)

78 >I like Nathan Bernard's twitter bio, free speech activist.

>These clowns would make Orwell blush.

Yeah, this has been this guys MO for a while. Claim to be for free speech while actively leading deplatforming mobs against anyone to the right of Stalin that he doesn't like.

It's breathtaking that they can so boldly lie and literally no one important calls them on it. Doesn't speak well about the health of our Republic.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at June 16, 2020 05:03 PM (L106N)

79 Nationalize Google and have an open code AI run it

Before Lefty wins because you know they're going to do it the next Righty after Trump wins

Posted by: East Bay Jay at June 16, 2020 05:03 PM (Lg/Uq)

80 We'll show them. Someone start and ASCII newsletter!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at June 16, 2020 04:58 PM (xfb67)

what, and leave this heaven that is Pixy...?

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 16, 2020 05:03 PM (8D42x)

81 Corporations are people!

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at June 16, 2020 05:03 PM (CQ3Qb)

82

The MFM along with Bing Tech are going full Soviet using BLM and other shitheads as their street thugs to enforce what the left wants

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 16, 2020 05:03 PM (B8t9a)

83 ZH just got out of Twitter jail; they had been permanently banned, but Jack finally admitted they made an error in doing so.

Also, hmmm, the Daily Wire is Ben's; do they have a comment section?

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 16, 2020 05:04 PM (Z4rgH)

84 >>I'm sure Trump will get to breaking up the tech monopolies after he builds the wall.

As of yesterday, 210 miles have already been completed and construction is ongoing.

The DOJ along with the FTC and at least 8 state AGs have an open anti-trust investigation of Big Tech.

But other than that .....

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:04 PM (ZLI7S)

85 Well, I'm more of a physical person. I say we beat activists, who want to ensure the First Amendment only applies to their sanctioned point of view, within a bloody inch of their lives.

This is a reasonable position- isn't it? Especially if you contrast it to authoritarian pressure campaigns from petty despots whose sole purpose is to ensure only their point of view is promulgated.

I mean, we haven't passed the point where oppressive tyrants get a free pass- have we?
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (upXAm)


From what I've read recently (and seen chanted),
Your speech IS violence.
Also, your silence is violence.

At this point, violence is violence too, no different than an opinion. Seems you have a perfectly reasonable position.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 16, 2020 05:04 PM (z79tQ)

86 Soon the only people who will be able to voice opinions, will be those rich enough to have a good lawyer on speed dial.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (NgKpN)


Seriously, that was exactly the intent of the First Amendment. None of the Founders ever thought that mere citizens had anything worth saying!

The First Amendment draft said "No lawyer, no speech!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 16, 2020 05:04 PM (mMLSg)

87 Yeah, it's time to antitrust Google to death. Also Twitter, FB and every other famous platform.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 16, 2020 05:04 PM (L2ZTs)

88 I don't think there's a legal remedy to the problem we're facing. Our votes clearly mean precisely jack fucking shit.
Whatever the solution might be, it won't be through any sort of "democratic" process.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 16, 2020 05:04 PM (sWM8x)

89 75 70 Lawfare vs Google

Then, if that doesn't work...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:02 PM (l4C/z)

==========

It's always hentai with you...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 05:02 PM (LvTSG)

The heart wants what the heart wants

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:04 PM (l4C/z)

90 Can we all join in and help to get Ben Shapiro deplatformed? It may be just the right thing to do. It would help to "accelerate" this issue. . .

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at June 16, 2020 05:05 PM (xptlg)

91 71 They always hide behind "private business" but what if it's not? How
much of these companies get how much of their revenue from NSA Darpa DOD
type projects?

Or how about the Chicom's populace-crushing social credit and dissident-spying projects?
They learned this Marxist shit straight from it's Maoist pracitioners.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 16, 2020 05:02 PM (iZJ5K)

I've been saying for a couple years now that we need a federal law that says if you are going to do business in the US, you must abide by our Constitution.

If our Rights were important enough that the Founder's protected them from our own government, shouldn't they be important enough to protect them from private businesses?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:05 PM (NgKpN)

92 Yup. Came here to mention this.

Google isn't de-monetizing the Federalist yet. Just threatening to if they don't shut down free speech.


Very Orwellian.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 16, 2020 05:05 PM (wgmJy)

93 Now we know why Tucker Carlson sold his shares at the Daily Caller.

Posted by: mrp at June 16, 2020 05:05 PM (Pqytn)

94 The true turn around for the corporate cucks won't happen until Shapiro is deplatformed, which is something the left has been trying to do for years. He's their next big target.

Somewhere, Milo is laughing...and begging for cash and ketamine.

Posted by: El Kabong at June 16, 2020 05:05 PM (1nTuS)

95 I see your crazy Iranian vegan bodybuilder and raise you one cybernetic trans woman karate instructor.

Posted by: Max Power at June 16, 2020 05:05 PM (QCc6B)

96 But AT&T was a special case in that they were a chartered monopoly who wanted to end that special status to enter new markets.

Even then, if you read the op-eds from the period, the left expected quality to go down post-breakup. While they did foresee price savings, it was mostly by consumers accepting lower quality phones.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at June 16, 2020 05:06 PM (2lndx)

97 91 Yeah, it's time to antitrust Google to death. Also Twitter, FB and every other famous platform.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 16, 2020 05:04 PM (L2ZTs)

Let's wait until Shapiro is ruined first.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 16, 2020 05:06 PM (j3npP)

98 I read ZeroHedge regularly. 2/3 of it is solid. The rest is kind of iffy; a lot of sourced from elsewhere. They were way ahead of the curve in terms of the CCP Lung Virus and Wuhan.


But... don't read the comments.

Posted by: shibumi at June 16, 2020 05:06 PM (ZCiJZ)

99 Would love to see a treble-damage lawsuit as the conservative response to this.

Posted by: One-Eyed Cat Peepin' in the Seafood Store at June 16, 2020 05:06 PM (/sTHK)

100 I hate to say it, but I don't see this stopping, or even slowing down. And that's because I cannot see one single person in power even lifting a finger to stop it. The more the left can grab, the bolder they will get, the more support they will draw, and the more momentum they gather.

this has already gone 100 times farther than I ever thought possible, and it isn't burning out, it's accelerating.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:06 PM (Kpl3J)

101 "Hmm. any connection between this story and our sudden influx of trolls? "

Of course it is.

By definition these people are soulless, guileless cowards. They can't compete in the arena of ideas based of facts and truths. So they show up like the dickless, neutered, eunuchs they are and bleat their propaganda.

There are a lot of people who are making a list of names, and they're on it.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (upXAm)

102 98 The true turn around for the corporate cucks won't happen until Shapiro is deplatformed, which is something the left has been trying to do for years. He's their next big target.

Somewhere, Milo is laughing...and begging for cash and ketamine.
Posted by: El Kabong at June 16, 2020 05:05 PM (1nTuS)

Jah, Milo was the first target, Alex Jones was the first BIG target

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (l4C/z)

103 Welp, we are either at the last gasp of the left, pretty much a full assault on right now...or camps aren't far behind

Posted by: A dude in MI at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (/6GbT)

104 The concern level just rose about 2 feet.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (iZJ5K)

105 Its amazing how that private business mask only works for Leftists not a Christian business person.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (6f16T)

106 Coming soon to The Bulwark:

"The Conservative Case for De-Monitizing The Bulwark."

Posted by: shibumi at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (ZCiJZ)

107 103 Would love to see a treble-damage lawsuit as the conservative response to this.
Posted by: One-Eyed Cat Peepin' in the Seafood Store at June 16, 2020 05:06 PM (/sTHK)

Isn't it obvious by now? The Courts are not on our side; we will get no relief from that venue.

Just ask Judge Sullivan.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (Kpl3J)

108 None of these people said a word when others on the right were deplatformed. Fuck them. I hope Google destroys them. The only way this stops is if the Right starts its own businesses and discriminates against the Left.

Posted by: Jim Francis at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (wNV5z)

109 How the hell is The Federalist far right?

And I know, that's not the point. The point is to call them racists without saying racist.

And, look, I am on record that I have a lizard brain loathing of Ben Shapiro but he's inspired other shooters?

The actual fuckity fuck?

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (GbPPJ)

110 Jonah Goldberg is shocked!

Shocked that his wife can handle 3 dudes at once.

Posted by: Dr Spank at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (LBf6o)

111 50
Watch Ben Shapiro destroy his career with facts and logic.

Posted by: Max Power at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (QCc6B)

lol

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 05:08 PM (KnJdm)

112 110 Its amazing how that private business mask only works for Leftists not a Christian business person.
Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (6f16T)

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That public accommodation definition seems awful fluid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 05:08 PM (LvTSG)

113 I'm sure Trump will get to breaking up the tech monopolies after he builds the wall.

As of yesterday, 210 miles have already been completed and construction is ongoing.

The DOJ along with the FTC and at least 8 state AGs have an open anti-trust investigation of Big Tech.

But other than that .....
Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:04 PM (ZLI7S)


JS- beating the trolls with a fact-bat.

Posted by: LASue at June 16, 2020 05:08 PM (s7jaT)

114 Some... select... Black Lives Matter. The height of diversity (i.e. color judgments), and the Pro-Choice religion. #BabyLivesMatter

Posted by: n.n at June 16, 2020 05:08 PM (qfsFY)

115 If boobehs are outlawed, then only outlaws will have boobehs.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 04:57 PM (KnJdm)


If this was a movie franchise, I would watch.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 16, 2020 05:08 PM (LWu6U)

116 This is a spiritual battle not won with guns, but with the Word and prayer. Prepare every day. Satan is already defeated by the risen Christ. Have faith. Read scripture with belief.

Posted by: azalea city at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM (WX+x0)

117 I read ZeroHedge regularly. 2/3 of it is solid. The rest is kind of iffy; a lot of sourced from elsewhere. They were way ahead of the curve in terms of the CCP Lung Virus and Wuhan.


But... don't read the comments.
Posted by: shibumi at June 16, 2020 05:06 PM (ZCiJZ)
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In my case, sometimes I look at the comments on ZeroHedge to see how fast they can go from "It's a nice day" to "that's a Zionist conspiracy!"

Sometimes it's startling how fast they go full Anti Semitic.

Posted by: NBC Dateline - Truck Fire Division at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM (WEBkv)

118 Real men just bend over and say "thank you may I please have another"

Posted by: Jay Nordlinger at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM (786Ro)

119 114 How the hell is The Federalist far right?

And I know, that's not the point. The point is to call them racists without saying racist.

And, look, I am on record that I have a lizard brain loathing of Ben Shapiro but he's inspired other shooters?

The actual fuckity fuck?
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (GbPPJ)

==========

I think that there was some shooter a few years ago who had an Internet history of liking Shapiro's stuff. That was the connection.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM (LvTSG)

120 /off flaming sock

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM (WEBkv)

121 The Right sure does suck at this "free market" thing.

Posted by: I Have Questions at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM (+v+zN)

122 So basically, any terrible comments I see at a leftwing site is a cause for deplatforming?

Posted by: Dr Spank at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM (LBf6o)

123 The DOJ along with the FTC and at least 8 state AGs have an open anti-trust investigation of Big Tech.

But other than that .....
Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:04 PM (ZLI7S)


It's already too late.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:10 PM (Kpl3J)

124 I'm beyond sick of this. And I'm beyond sick of this administration doing fucking nothing about it. It's killing us, and no booming stock market or "record retail sales!" is going to make me feel better about the slow, strangling death of free speech and the collapse of what remains of our culture into a totalitarian hellhole.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2020 05:10 PM (H8QX8)

125 Sean Davis just said he is going on Tucker Carlson tonight.

Posted by: Azathoth at June 16, 2020 05:10 PM (xRFWO)

126 I can't deal with current events anymore

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 16, 2020 05:10 PM (WwTwF)

127 I think at this point we could envision a total blackout of all conservative internet about October. The Leftists think this is their big chance. They might be right. We'll see if this country punishes the Dems this fall or if their cheating will win out.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 16, 2020 05:10 PM (r+sAi)

128 Welp, we are either at the last gasp of the left, pretty much a full assault on right now...or camps aren't far behind

Posted by: A dude in MI at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (/6GbT)

=================================
I go with the "last gasp" view. A few at the top are finding that their puppetmaster strings have severe limitations. They're yanking the sticks as hard as they can, and now they are finding that Americans are far more intelligent, and resilient, than they thought.

Posted by: mrp at June 16, 2020 05:10 PM (Pqytn)

129 Trump and Barr need to put an end to these tech monopolies ASAP.

As I said last thread: If there's any justice in the world -- BLM, PantiFa, and their ilk will burn Google's HQ to the ground. If not, maybe our side eventually will ...

Posted by: ShainS at June 16, 2020 05:11 PM (Xy+3q)

130 What can they possibly have on a gay guy who proudly likes black dick? Ima scratching mah head. Not a clue. I loved Milo too, he was unflappable. Must be pedo shit. Is anything else left?

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at June 16, 2020 05:11 PM (Jj+59)

131 How about this hill, GOP? Is this the hill?

No? Next one over?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 16, 2020 05:11 PM (wgmJy)

132 128 So basically, any terrible comments I see at a leftwing site is a cause for deplatforming?
Posted by: Dr Spank at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM (LBf6o)

No, it's a cause for them to use your login as a way to doxx you and send a BLM mob over to burn your house down.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:11 PM (Kpl3J)

133 >>Even then, if you read the op-eds from the period, the left expected quality to go down post-breakup. While they did foresee price savings, it was mostly by consumers accepting lower quality phones.

I briefly worked for AT&T just post breakup. I can assure you quality did go down from AT&T.

Imagine a culture that operated from day 1 with a guaranteed rate of return and no meaningful competition. The literally had no idea what competing for customers was all about and customer service in a competitive market was completely beyond their ability to understand.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:11 PM (ZLI7S)

134 They can't challenge the Federalists factual reporting and they're equally pissed they can't figure out who the backers are. So they destroy them any way they can.

ZH is run by a guy with connections to the Russian FSB and GRU. That you can kinda see. But the Federalist isn't even close to that level.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at June 16, 2020 05:11 PM (upXAm)

135 It's commies all the way down.

Posted by: That guy who always says... at June 16, 2020 05:11 PM (EgshT)

136 But... don't read the comments.

Posted by: shibumi at June 16, 2020 05:06 PM (ZCiJZ)

Shut your Joooo-apologist Central-bank loving mouth.

Posted by: Zero Hedge Commenter at June 16, 2020 05:12 PM (dLLD6)

137 130 The DOJ along with the FTC and at least 8 state AGs have an open anti-trust investigation of Big Tech.

But other than that .....
Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:04 PM (ZLI7S)


It's already too late.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:10 PM (Kpl3J)

Yeah, somehow anything our side does happens with the speed of a speeding turtle.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:12 PM (NgKpN)

138 can I get an amen? I will also accept shalom.

Posted by: mGrant at June 16, 2020 05:11 PM (r5iyh)

You want an amen.
You'll accept a shalom.

You'll eat a bag of dicks.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 05:12 PM (KnJdm)

139 >>It's already too late.

Then where are you gonna go?

I don't believe it's too late. We just need to stop playing defense and go on offense.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:13 PM (ZLI7S)

140 It did warm my heart in the midst of these Great Purges to see Rick Wilson trending on Twitter because he stomped on his own dick trying to cancel Dominoes for saying thank you to Kayleigh McEnany for a complimetary tweet back in 2012

Got his medicine pumped right back up his own ass with his tweets over the last 10 years

Posted by: kbdabear at June 16, 2020 05:13 PM (qAR6u)

141 The Federalist ain't hardly a "far right" website. And besides that, Mollie Hemingway and Joy Pullman are worth a whole truckload of NBC journalists or Google ad moderators.

Posted by: PaddyBeaner at June 16, 2020 05:13 PM (Ik+k6)

Posted by: Your Chinese-Owned Grifting GOPe at June 16, 2020 05:13 PM (iZJ5K)

143 But speech is not controlled. Not yet. Speech is more free than ever.

Posted by: Who Cut the Cake at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM (tbq1U)


Speechify all you want, however, guess who controls to whom you can speak!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (mMLSg)

144 Oh. The APA you say? *eye twitch*

Why, whatever is that?

*froths at mouth*

I think that there was some shooter a few years ago who had an Internet history of liking Shapiro's stuff. That was the connection.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM (LvTSG)


It's the mind whammy he uses through his, what does he even do again?

I know he's supposed to be super famous and influential but, seriously, I never ever ever see anything by him.

Maybe the algos have learned of my ree ree must smash face with rock ree ree.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (GbPPJ)

145 ZeroHedge comments are very toxic.
Every pathology is there.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (w7KSn)

146 Comments disappear here every day. With no announcement, they just vanish.




Don't comment on old threads.

Posted by: Grump928© at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (uhGSf)

147 They always hide behind "private business" but what if it's not? How

Yeah but ya see, as a dentist, I am a private business but also a place of public accommodation. And by that definition I can not turn people away for their religion, color, disability or politics....so why is google fb twitter so much different?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (85Gof)

148 134
I can't deal with current events anymore

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 16, 2020 05:10 PM (WwTwF)

Take a break. Focus on the things you love and can control. We'll be here when you get back. So bring sammiches.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (KnJdm)

149 130 The DOJ along with the FTC and at least 8 state AGs have an open anti-trust investigation of Big Tech.

But other than that .....
Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:04 PM (ZLI7S)

Far, far, far too little. Far, far, far, too late.
Besides we all know these are make-work "investigations" that won't go anywhere. It's all just hand-waving until Trump goes away.

Posted by: I Have Questions at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (+v+zN)

150 What can they possibly have on a gay guy who proudly likes black dick? Ima scratching mah head. Not a clue. I loved Milo too, he was unflappable. Must be pedo shit. Is anything else left?
Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at June 16, 2020 05:11 PM (Jj+59)
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Milo made the mistake of mentioning his first sexual experience, if memory serves, with a man, happened when Milo was 14.

He was then accused of promoting pedophilia and that was that.

Anyone else have a better recollection?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (WEBkv)

151 Milo was deplatformed because he explained that gay men often hook up with young gay men and sort of show them the ropes.

This is well known and totally normal in the gay world. It's not an issue and isn't a predator/prey situation.

He was deplatformed for telling the truth, which was twisted into pedo advocacy.

Posted by: MJ at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (gAMkn)

152 I can't deal with current events anymore
Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 16, 2020 05:10 PM (WwTwF)
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I'm with you. I successfully spent today doing things and running errands and then checked in here and wish I hadn't (no offense meant, ace - it's not you, it's them).

I think I'll wander off and start making dinner.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (/669Q)

153 This must be "petition week" for the Soros-funded crowd, because Merriam-Webster will also be changing its definition of racism (formerly not "systemic" enough) in response to a petition.

Posted by: PaddyBeaner at June 16, 2020 05:15 PM (Ik+k6)

154 We are doing the important work of renaming post offices.

Posted by: GOPe congress critters at June 16, 2020 05:15 PM (aKsyK)

155 >>Yeah, somehow anything our side does happens with the speed of a speeding turtle.

The left didn't start marching through the institutions and corrupting our culture yesterday or even under Obama. This stuff started decades ago operating at the speed of a turtle. That's what Marxism is all about.

It's not going to get unwound overnight. Hell, most Americans didn't even know there was a problem until Trump came along.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:15 PM (ZLI7S)

156 By the way, in what world is The Federalist "far right?" I think they are sort of squishy sometimes, and I don't think I am on the "far right."

Orwell was correct about controlling the language.


Centrist Republican is now right wing. Center-Right is now far right.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 16, 2020 05:15 PM (dLLD6)

157 Seems to be a pretty good case for tortious interference with contract on it's face. Make NBC pay the price in court.

Posted by: jayk at June 16, 2020 05:15 PM (y9XRZ)

158 One of the morons recommended the book 'In the Kingdom of the Blind'. It's all about predicting history.

It's a cool concept but I'm dropping the book because I can't stand the main character.

Other morons might enjoy a little fantasy like it, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (l4C/z)

159 I briefly worked for AT&T just post breakup. I can assure you quality did go down from AT&T.

Imagine a culture that operated from day 1 with a guaranteed rate of return and no meaningful competition. The literally had no idea what competing for customers was all about and customer service in a competitive market was completely beyond their ability to understand.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:11 PM (ZLI7S)

My Father was a senior Engineer for ATT.

He was offered a HUGE incentive to retire, when it broke up.

Almost his entire Office of Engineers, with all that corporate knowledge, did the same.

He ended up doing consulting for them for a few years after the breakup, when they suddenly figured out all that knowledge had walked out the door.

Made almost as much consulting 1/2 time, as he had with his original pre retirement salary.

There were lots of poor decisions made then.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (NgKpN)

160 Yeah, somehow anything our side does happens with the speed of a speeding turtle.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:12 PM (NgKpN)

Inks not dry and Judge Kalikimakameme sayz Unconstitutional! The right...wheels of justice turn slow...blah blah

Posted by: A dude in MI at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (/6GbT)

161 I'm trying to get my head around the fact that there's a real possibility I could spend some of my retirement years in prison. As a law-abiding person, that's something that just never occurred to me before.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (sWM8x)

162 Ah, so Google won't censor the big sites, just the comment sections are the problem.

You know, where WE exercise OUR Right of Free Speech?

Soon the only people who will be able to voice opinions, will be those rich enough to have a good lawyer on speed dial.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 04:59 PM (NgKpN)

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Yeah, just like the Good Lord intended or he wouldn't have made them rich. The hoi polloi should know their place.

Posted by: Decaf at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (xarPm)

163 156 Comments disappear here every day. With no announcement, they just vanish.




Don't comment on old threads.
Posted by: Grump928© at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (uhGSf)

============

I encourage lurking lurker to comment on old thread. Frequently.

We must have his insight in the past.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (LvTSG)

164 One way to hit back at Far Left Media Entities like NBC is to always link them to their corporate parent, in this case Comcast. Same with CNN and ATT.
Comcast and ATT don't want the bad press of it always being called the Far Left Comcast-NBC or Anti-American CNN-ATT.
It's a small way you can actually hurt them.

Posted by: ComcastNBCSucks at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (XjLIZ)

165 I wouldn't trade 5,000 of NBC's Super DM'er Jake Tapper for one of Mollie Hemingway's ass cheeks.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (upXAm)

166 I don't believe it's too late. We just need to stop playing defense and go on offense.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:13 PM (ZLI7S)

Who? Who is going to go on offense, and how? Sure, I'd love to, but I have no say in any public venue anymore, and increasingly, I'm not going to be allowed one. Neither will you.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (Kpl3J)

167 I think I'll wander off and start making dinner.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (/669Q)


What time should I arrive?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (mMLSg)

168 Comments disappear here every day. With no announcement, they just vanish.

I got sent to the cornfield today for fake trolling.

The lesson I have learned from this is nothing.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (GbPPJ)

169
Yeah but ya see, as a dentist, I am a private business but also a place of public accommodation. And by that definition I can not turn people away for their religion, color, disability or politics....so why is google fb twitter so much different?



Especially when they are an effective monopoly.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (oVJmc)

170 My usual "Make your own financial system" monologue is increasingly unnecessary, so let me just say this. These people will continue to attack you and your faves. They believe, and not without reason, they can deplatform everyone to the right of Ben Shapiro. And possibly including him. In theory it works, but the problem is that it also strongly motivates people to get their news exclusively from antifragile sites like Infowars and Vox Day. More- they radicalize and anger Americans to the point they increasingly believe Vox Day's condemnation of a certain group that just so happens to dominate finance, media, law, and tech. And it makes clear that offering ANY tolerance to certain groups like the QUILTBAG coalition and worshippers of Judeo-Christ are why we are in this mess to begin with.

I should be sadder, but I'm not. Big Tech is creating fertile soil for the true nationalist agenda, all at the expense of Meg McCain's pie budget. And Donald Trump, great as he is, only furthers that agenda by refusing to actually enforce civic nationalist "principles" against these traitors.

We are ready. Are you?

Posted by: trev006 at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (4ugSG)

171 Well they just gave me the final reason to cut the AT&T cable cord. I was holding on so I could watch NBC sports channels but fuck 'em, I'm gone next month. Hopefully I can get lots of sports on Hulu.

This country is turning into one big fuck wad.

Posted by: JD at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (NLEnr)

172 And by that definition I can not turn people away for their religion, color, disability or politics....so why is google fb twitter so much different?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (85Gof)
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Because they charge much more than you. Time to jack up your rates!

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2020 05:17 PM (/669Q)

173 17 They want everyone to share in their fear. Do not be afraid. Vote for their destruction.
Posted by: Radio Control Submarine Unit at June 16, 2020 04:55 PM

Is that ever on the ballot? Iowa's Republican governor just gave in to allowing felons the right to vote. The previous Republican governor raised the gas tax because the State kept raiding it for other projects. Our options seem to be between slow and fast descent into more centralized, powerful government.

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 16, 2020 05:17 PM (e5f4b)

174 How about this hill, GOP? Is this the hill?

No? Next one over?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 16, 2020 05:11 PM (wgmJy)

Did you already forget what you know to be true of the GOPe. I added the e because they're still the majority.

They are complicit and collaborative to the goals of the left, they only differ in marketing to give the illusion of choice at election time. Example: Paul Ryan

They see no hills, just a straight path to the Glorious Future.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 16, 2020 05:17 PM (z79tQ)

175 JackStraw, they meant throughout the new market, not at AT&T. I'm sure quality did go down at AT&T. It went down at TXU here as well when Texas allowed other companies to compete with them on electricity. I solve that problem by not buying from TXU (or AT&T, for that matter).

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at June 16, 2020 05:17 PM (2lndx)

176 166 By the way, in what world is The Federalist "far right?" I think they are sort of squishy sometimes, and I don't think I am on the "far right."

Orwell was correct about controlling the language.


Centrist Republican is now right wing. Center-Right is now far right.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 16, 2020 05:15 PM (dLLD6)

===========

"Oh, my! What shall I ever do!"
-Lindsay Graham

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 05:17 PM (LvTSG)

177 128 So basically, any terrible comments I see at a leftwing site is a cause for deplatforming?

Posted by: Dr Spank at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM (LBf6o)

I was thinking the same thing.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 16, 2020 05:17 PM (zqs/f)

178 I'm with you. I successfully spent today doing
things and running errands and then checked in here and wish I hadn't
(no offense meant, ace - it's not you, it's them).



I think I'll wander off and start making dinner.



Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (/669Q)

For good news, we broke ground on new house yesterday. Plan is to have roof on by Labor Day.

Not all is doom and gloom, even in the midst of the full leftist onslaught prior to EnTrumpening II, Dem-mass-suicide boogaloo.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 05:17 PM (KnJdm)

179 Milo made the mistake of mentioning his first sexual experience, if memory serves, with a man, happened when Milo was 14.

He was then accused of promoting pedophilia and that was that.

Anyone else have a better recollection?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (WEBkv)

Yup, and many on this very site were all for throwing him to the wolves.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:17 PM (NgKpN)

180 Just turn the Paige...

https://tinyurl.com/yb9snuqy

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2020 04:58 PM
Nice hangers. Do I get strokes? I won't need many.

Posted by: fly at June 16, 2020 05:17 PM (2M/TV)

181 Imagine a culture that operated from day 1 with a guaranteed rate of
return and no meaningful competition. The literally had no idea what
competing for customers was all about and customer service in a
competitive market was completely beyond their ability to understand.



No way.

Posted by: Comcast at June 16, 2020 05:18 PM (iZJ5K)

182 I know vmom.. it's so depressing. It's very hard to stay optimistic when see everything seeming to collapse around you.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 16, 2020 05:18 PM (dUJdY)

183 Broke: Facts don't care about your feelings.

Woke: Monopolies don't care about your facts.

Posted by: El Kabong at June 16, 2020 05:18 PM (datdl)

184 It's not like they are hiding the fact that they are using Mao's exact playbook for purging the non-conformists.

If only treason were still actually a thing.

Or insurrection.

Amazing we've gone from '

America, Love it or Leave it' to

'America, Fuck you you're not my dad!'

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 16, 2020 05:18 PM (wgmJy)

185 I see insane MU is back.

Good.

I was getting nervous because it was making sense once in a while.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 16, 2020 05:18 PM (WEBkv)

186 I don't believe it's too late. We just need to stop playing defense and go on offense.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05

4th Quarter

:36

Left. 56


Right. 0

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at June 16, 2020 05:18 PM (55lwO)

187 Remind me again who the fascists are...

Posted by: Johnathan Birks at June 16, 2020 05:18 PM (AOqMe)

188 191
Yup, and many on this very site were all for throwing him to the wolves.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:17 PM (NgKpN)

=============

*buffs nails*

I did not give a shit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 05:18 PM (LvTSG)

189 Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (GbPPJ)

That signature is why I will fight for you to the death

Posted by: kbdabear at June 16, 2020 05:18 PM (qAR6u)

190 Journalists need to be doxxed, targeted, and harassed just like they do for their own ideological enemies every day.

I'd love to see these $50k a year positions require armed security to leave their residence. Maybe they would think twice.

Posted by: Dig Dug at June 16, 2020 05:19 PM (RW5iU)

191 So, Milton Friedman's whole thing, was about how a system that relies on the right people pulling the levers at the right time is doomed to failure. I think that's self-evident.

He believed part of the solution was principles and the widespread common public understanding of those principles. And actual literal openness about how things are run.

So, say the worst happens and the right starts getting shut down online, the whole right... The absolute most important thing you can do while the information is available is to understand the principles of limited government and memorize them.

As they scrub away at everything real and replace it with a phony facade, information will come in many directions and maybe a small fraction of it will seem convincing. The only defense is knowing your principles are right and that they have None. Their only principle is "a good public is a brainwashed censored public".

Teach them when and where you can, memorize them.

I know I am preaching to the choir but it's the thing I can think to do. That and try not to spend a penny more than you actually have to on lefty companies.

Posted by: Iftwilp at June 16, 2020 05:19 PM (gqvXZ)

192 >>>Ace and Tucker are marked. Enjoy them while you can.<<<

When did shelving and beginner-level carpentry become a political issue? I'm thinking GAINZZZ! cannot be construed in a negative light.

Posted by: Fritz at June 16, 2020 05:19 PM (95j/9)

193 171 I'm trying to get my head around the fact that there's a real possibility I could spend some of my retirement years in prison. As a law-abiding person, that's something that just never occurred to me before.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (sWM8x)

If I have to go to prison, I'm going to make sure that I deserve it several times over.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:19 PM (Kpl3J)

194 I just never figured Milo for a quitter. Sadz I have

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at June 16, 2020 05:19 PM (Jj+59)

195 Milo made the mistake of mentioning his first sexual experience, if memory serves, with a man, happened when Milo was 14.
---
I think he also said this sort of thing is very common among homosexuals, which is also true.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 16, 2020 05:19 PM (sWM8x)

196 The monopolist that controls 90%+ of the internet advertising market.
___

If only we had laws against that kind of thing.

Posted by: Teddy Roosevelt at June 16, 2020 05:19 PM (WdocV)

197 Far, far, far too little. Far, far, far, too late.
Besides we all know these are make-work "investigations" that won't go anywhere. It's all just hand-waving until Trump goes away.
Posted by: I Have Questions at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (+v+zN)

I suggested three years ago that he appoint a Presidential Task Force on the state of free speech in America led by Dennis Prager, Alan Dershowitz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Put some urgency behind the issue.

Use the bully pulpit.

Get Ivanka and key players in the administration to bang the drum.

I saw this crisis coming years ago when I was a Leftist. It was obvious what the Left was trying to do. You mean no one around Trump did?

What about boy genius Parscale -- the social media guru? He has nothing to say about conservatives being slaughtered on social media? Pathetic.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2020 05:19 PM (H8QX8)

198 Can Federalist sue the complaining org and run roughshod via discovery?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:20 PM (oVJmc)

199 >>There were lots of poor decisions made then.

It was an absolute clown show. I joined when they started a computer division and was hired from one of the major players to help build a team.

We were somewhat autonomous from the long distance and PBX business but we usually shared office space. I could only take it for a couple years before moving on.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:20 PM (ZLI7S)

200 Journalists need to be doxxed, targeted, and harassed just like they do for their own ideological enemies every day. 

.


Yep. But the execs need it more

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at June 16, 2020 05:20 PM (55lwO)

201 I got sent to the cornfield today for fake trolling.

The lesson I have learned from this is nothing.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:16 PM (GbPPJ)


Corn is generally "knee high by fourth of July".
So, how did you find your way out?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 16, 2020 05:20 PM (z79tQ)

202 123 I read ZeroHedge regularly. 2/3 of it is solid. The rest is kind of iffy; a lot of sourced from elsewhere. They were way ahead of the curve in terms of the CCP Lung Virus and Wuhan.


But... don't read the comments.
Posted by: shibumi at June 16, 2020 05:06 PM (ZCiJZ)
-------------

In my case, sometimes I look at the comments on ZeroHedge to see how fast they can go from "It's a nice day" to "that's a Zionist conspiracy!"

Sometimes it's startling how fast they go full Anti Semitic.
Posted by: NBC Dateline - Truck Fire Division at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM (WEBkv)

Russians gonna Russian.

But they do expose interesting stories, as you said.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:20 PM (l4C/z)

203 14 How the hell is The Federalist far right?

And I know, that's not the point. The point is to call them racists without saying racist.

And, look, I am on record that I have a lizard brain loathing of Ben Shapiro but he's inspired other shooters?

The actual fuckity fuck?
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (GbPPJ)


Let's see how quick they are to post who the 80+ left wingers arrested for domestic terrorism, arson, murder, etc. amid the looting are fans of on twitter. And then lay the blame with them...

Posted by: LASue at June 16, 2020 05:20 PM (s7jaT)

204 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at June 16, 2020 04:58 PM

You, sir, are a great American!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 16, 2020 05:21 PM (mMLSg)

205 I have been doing what I can by avoiding Google at all costs for several years now. I only use Start.com for searches and avoid them unless I absolutely have to use them, which is very rare.

Posted by: DC at June 16, 2020 05:21 PM (onMzM)

206 >>4th Quarter

>>:36

>>Left. 56


>>Right. 0

Sure. Slow Joe is about to win the presidency too.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:21 PM (ZLI7S)

207 Are there any major Trump boosters from 2015-2016 that haven't been deplatformed?

Posted by: El Kabong at June 16, 2020 05:21 PM (datdl)

208 Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM

From this day forward, let it never be said that The Empress has not shared generously with The Horde.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 16, 2020 05:22 PM (DMUuz)

209 220 Sure. Slow Joe is about to win the presidency too.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:21 PM (ZLI7S)

============

The riots are just pregame celebrations.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 05:22 PM (LvTSG)

210 >>I hate to say it, but I don't see this stopping, or even slowing down. And that's because I cannot see one single person in power even lifting a finger to stop it.


Devin Nunes
Tom Cotton
Josh Hawley

Have all started some sort of action. I am NOT saying they will fix it, or if they even will get much traction, but there is at least a few in DC interested in putting a stop to this.

And I don't know what the heck Trump may do, just that he's tweeted about in [insert wanking off hand gesture here].

Posted by: Lizzy at June 16, 2020 05:22 PM (bDqIh)

211 209 The monopolist that controls 90%+ of the internet advertising market.


And 90% of user-supplied streaming video, 90% of smart phones, X% of search, and is data-mining the shit out of human beings every second of their lives whether they want it or not.


The ones who buy out competitors and link them all to their conglomerate.


The ones who you cannot escape anywhere on the web.


Those guys.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:22 PM (oVJmc)

212 And by that definition I can not turn people away for their religion,
color, disability or politics....so why is google fb twitter so much
different?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (85Gof)


In a few jurisdictions, political ideology is a protected class. Seattle is one such place. Last I looked, I thought CA was one, too.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 05:23 PM (KnJdm)

213 Lmao at Ben fucking Shapiro being thrown into this.

*chefs kiss*

Normally I'd say we should rally a defense but I'm with ace, FUCK. YOU. BEN.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at June 16, 2020 05:23 PM (HDPoD)

214
Journalists need to be doxxed, targeted, and harassed just like they do for their own ideological enemies every day.
***

I guarantee a bunch of them are getting paid by China for aid and comfort, in the Constitutional sense, as is Google.


We need Trump to find his balls again and start arresting them.


Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:23 PM (WdocV)

215 207 I just never figured Milo for a quitter. Sadz I have
Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at June 16, 2020 05:19 PM (Jj+59)

They yanked his book deal, his twitter account (over Leslie Jones jokes) his Patreon account, his job, his ability to post at BREITBART...he didn't so much quit as got buried.

He might still appear on Infowars and Gab or Minds or some such. But he doesn't have the reach and influence he briefly had.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:23 PM (l4C/z)

216 Like many of her victims, Margaret Sanger died nine days before her birthday.

Posted by: The More You Know! at June 16, 2020 05:24 PM (wXhu+)

217 Update: the leftwing censorship group that pitched "Let's deplatform The Federalist to NBC" has a long, long list of right wing sites that need to be deplatformed.




So anyone who points out the left for what they really are needs to be gotten rid of by the internet KGB

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 16, 2020 05:24 PM (B8t9a)

218 Do the 'if you don't like X just make your own X' corporatist idiots understand that the final form of that argument is just 'make your own America'?

Posted by: El Kabong at June 16, 2020 05:24 PM (datdl)

219 Didn't some guy say 'riots are the speech of the voiceless' or some such thing?

Posted by: fluffy is on your side at June 16, 2020 05:24 PM (FgJKq)

220 I have been doing what I can by avoiding Google at all costs for several years now. I only use Start.com for searches and avoid them unless I absolutely have to use them, which is very rare.
Posted by: DC at June 16, 2020 05:21 PM (onMzM)

I don't know Start. Is it like Duck Duck Go, or an entirely different animal?

Posted by: LASue at June 16, 2020 05:24 PM (s7jaT)

221 Posted by: DC at June 16, 2020 05:21 PM (onMzM)


DuckDuckGo

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 16, 2020 05:24 PM (mMLSg)

222 Google needs to be made to "bake the cake". Deplatforming is discrimination, and I have been lectured to by many Leftists that All discrimination is bad. ALL discrimination.

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 16, 2020 05:25 PM (iWCRg)

223 Har Har - Baseball cuck? Like Google gives an F what that moron wants or thinks...

Here's how it ends - Google either get split up into 3 or 4 US companies that cannot have a Chinese holdco, or it gets its platform status revoked by the FCC, along with Twitter and Facebook. One of those remedies is coming in 2021 unless Joey Bidawee becomes Demented in Chief.

Posted by: Boswell at June 16, 2020 05:25 PM (32YRo)

224 So can't all the networks refuse to run Trump ads based on the same premise?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 16, 2020 05:25 PM (wgmJy)

225 14 How the hell is The Federalist far right?


It doesn't matter. The plan was always to start at edges like Infowars and move inward to the center. No respectable Republican spoke up for Infowars, so it was a piece of cake. "They came for the gypsies..." etc.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2020 05:25 PM (H8QX8)

226 213 >>There were lots of poor decisions made then.

It was an absolute clown show. I joined when they started a computer division and was hired from one of the major players to help build a team.

We were somewhat autonomous from the long distance and PBX business but we usually shared office space. I could only take it for a couple years before moving on.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:20 PM (ZLI7S)

One thing you had to give the original ATT, they took care of their own back then.

My Dad started out working for them, climbing poles in the mountains around Yosemite. I've seen pictures that folks on his crew took of him doing the most dangerous stuff in the crew.

And even though he only had a GED (he got that so he didn't have to finish High School so he could enlist in WW2), he ended up as a Senior Engineer. All that education was given to him via ATT.

You won't see loyalty like that anymore.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:25 PM (NgKpN)

227 And, look, I am on record that I have a lizard brain loathing of Ben Shapiro but he's inspired other shooters?

***


If you watch the video the guy goes out to defend a statue because the mayor/governor have given into the mob.


Not surprisingly the mob attacks him. He tries to run away. They chase him down. He shoots.


I can't think of a better example of self defense. But the government will make sure he goes to jail. Because self defense against what the government wants to do to you is also now a crime....just like in Europe.


Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:25 PM (WdocV)

228 Like many of her victims, Margaret Sanger died nine days before her birthday.
Posted by: The More You Know! at June 16, 2020 05:24 PM (wX

That's a good one.

Posted by: LASue at June 16, 2020 05:26 PM (s7jaT)

229
Who was it who said to read the newspaper in one hand, while holding (and reading, presumably) the Bible in the other hand? GK Chesterton, perhaps? Anyway, that's the only way I can make it through the rage-inducing "current events" --- by taking the long view. It's not over yet....not nearly over. But we're getting closer, judging by the rate of change happening.

Posted by: Prime sistah at June 16, 2020 05:26 PM (Rt8Uf)

230 Know who else is missing from that "blacklist" website of right wing outlets that must be canceled?

Hot Air.

They know who their tame pets are.

Posted by: Lament for a Fallen Nation at June 16, 2020 05:26 PM (Gyhs0)

231 The mark of google is the mark of the beast.

Posted by: Archer at June 16, 2020 05:26 PM (gmo/4)

232 Forget guns. We need tactical nukes.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 16, 2020 05:26 PM (ZbwAu)

233 207 I just never figured Milo for a quitter. Sadz I have
Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at June 16, 2020 05:19 PM (Jj+59)

Breitbart sold him out. That began his fall. We don't stand up for our own.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2020 05:27 PM (H8QX8)

234 >>The only way out is through.

Exactly right.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:27 PM (ZLI7S)

235 Forget guns. We need tactical nukes.
***

I'd settle with enforcing the laws that ban all this sh*t that are already on the books.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:27 PM (WdocV)

236 "Journalists" are getting laid off in increasing numbers. Fewer people want to spend money on left-wing webzines. Fewer companies are willing to buy MSM media ad space. I don't think NBC's bleating demands to Google is going to help either company's bottom line. Like Zero Hedge and The Federalist were serious market competitors? Why would NBC even think of doing such a stupid thing?

Posted by: mrp at June 16, 2020 05:27 PM (Pqytn)

237 Who was it who said to read the newspaper in one hand, while holding (and reading, presumably) the Bible in the other hand? GK Chesterton, perhaps? Anyway, that's the only way I can make it through the rage-inducing "current events" --- by taking the long view. It's not over yet....not nearly over. But we're getting closer, judging by the rate of change happening.
Posted by: Prime sistah at June 16, 2020 05:26 PM (Rt8Uf)
--------

Our former pastor used to say vote as if you are holding the Bible in one hand and pulling the voting lever with the other. Maybe you know him?

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2020 05:28 PM (/669Q)

238 That signature is why I will fight for you to the death
Posted by: kbdabear at June 16, 2020 05:18 PM (qAR6u)



Awww thanks.

*points you towards this thread*

It should be obvious who my current source of ire is.

Also sorry, Horde, but group punishment is now being levied for the actions of one.

I'm nothing if not petty.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:28 PM (GbPPJ)

239 Here's how it ends - Google either get split up into 3 or 4 US companies that cannot have a Chinese holdco, or it gets its platform status revoked by the FCC, along with Twitter and Facebook. One of those remedies is coming in 2021 unless Joey Bidawee becomes Demented in Chief.
Posted by: Boswell at June 16, 2020 05:25 PM (32YRo)

Which is why big Tech will do everything in its power to ensure Trump does NOT get re-elected.

There is a direct assault on Freedom of Speech going on, and its intensifying.

Because if Trump wins? They loose.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:28 PM (NgKpN)

240 If you tell people we're voting our way out of this, I have to assume you're either incredibly naive or intentionally peddling disinformation so that the coup de grace is easier for the left, to make you give up the struggle.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at June 16, 2020 05:28 PM (L106N)

241 By the way, the Chinese killed 20 Indian soldiers in a border area near Ladakh today. The a Chinese say they crossed an imaginary border not recognized under international law.

Just thought I would point that out since you won't see it anywhere else.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at June 16, 2020 05:28 PM (upXAm)

242 Can Federalist sue the complaining org and run roughshod via discovery?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles


The chick reporting them is in the UK so unlikely. However NBC can be sued if they participated in the interference.

But, sadly, it's very, very rare to win a interference lawsuit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2020 05:28 PM (++MjY)

243

Steven Baca, the man charged today for shooting a protestor in Albuquerque, was a big Ben Shapiro fan. Not good news for Ben, who has inspired other shooters in the past. pic.twitter.com/RFDOQm6iM7
- Nathan Bernard (@nathanTbernard) June 16, 2020



Who is this turd? Talk about victim blaming, we've now got it by emanations of penumbras.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:28 PM (oVJmc)

244 248 Awww thanks.

*points you towards this thread*

It should be obvious who my current source of ire is.

Also sorry, Horde, but group punishment is now being levied for the actions of one.

I'm nothing if not petty.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:28 PM (GbPPJ)

=============

*nods sagaciously*

The Moops.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at June 16, 2020 05:29 PM (LvTSG)

245 I'm thinking seloing a line of inoffensive printed shirts with things like:

PABLUM

Ready to Echo You

AGREED!

Please
Give Me My Opinion
Before You Ask
What I think


I guess I'll call it PChirts...or maybe sjwear

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 16, 2020 05:29 PM (WwTwF)

246 242 Forget guns. We need tactical nukes.
Posted by: Eeyore at June 16, 2020 05:26 PM (ZbwAu)

40 or 50, directed to the heart of our 40 pr 50 largest cities, would do a lot of solve our problems. And no regional discrimination, I'd gladly give up Dallas and Austin for the right to take out most of the west coast.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:29 PM (Kpl3J)

247 242 Forget guns. We need tactical nukes.
Posted by: Eeyore at June 16, 2020 05:26 PM (ZbwAu)

Nah. Guns are enough, if there's guts and willingness to pay the price of using them.

So far...we keep getting closer and closer to lines but not quite past them.

Statue guy, he gets it. Hopefully there will be more like him. More effective statue guys.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:29 PM (l4C/z)

248 Breitbart sold him out. That began his fall. We don't stand up for our own.

***

Krugman's into kiddie porn, Bill Clinton is a child rapist, Joe Biden made millions selling out the country to our enemies and they are all still respected members of the left.


Say the wrong word on the right though and everyone shuns you like a dumber version of the Scarlet Letter.


Again, the amazing thing isn't how few leaders we have....but that we have any.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:29 PM (WdocV)

249 220
And 90% of user-supplied streaming video, 90% of smart phones, X% of
search, and is data-mining the shit out of human beings every second of
their lives whether they want it or not.


can't make an omelet without mining for eggs.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 16, 2020 05:29 PM (sGtp+)

250 Dan Bongino has announced a partnership with Parler. I hope it goes well.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2020 05:29 PM (/669Q)

251 Doesn't matter at this point if Trump files an antitrust action against them.

There's not a single federal judge in the country that will deny Google's summary judgment motion and dismiss the case.

And even if an Abraham finds even one honest judge in the federal city, the appellate whore courts will not let liberty survive.

There is one and only one way out (without violence): Death by a thousand cuts.

Google and the rest can hire the best lawyers and bribe just the right judge and beat the federal government's one case.

But 100,000 lawsuits will bleed them dry.
It'll cost them $1000 just to answer.
That's $100 million
Before any motions or discovery ....

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 16, 2020 05:30 PM (PkPcu)

252 We are in a Civil War for our very existence. The Marxist revolutionaries are copying the Maoist Cultural Revolution. We can either fight back or die. It is that simple.

Conservatives must commit to defunding the corporations that are funding this movement. WarnerMedia, Disney, Nike, Comcast, Google, ect must be made to feel pain or we are going to lose big.

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at June 16, 2020 05:30 PM (FBrfY)

253 Also sorry, Horde, but group punishment is now being levied for the actions of one.

I'm nothing if not petty.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:28 PM (GbPPJ)


*scratches chin*
Naw, couldn't be me.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 16, 2020 05:30 PM (z79tQ)

254 I don't think NBC's bleating demands to Google is going to help either company's bottom line. Like Zero Hedge and The Federalist were serious market competitors? Why would NBC even think of doing such a stupid thing?
Posted by: mrp at June 16, 2020 05:27 PM (Pqytn)

oh come on, this has nothing to do with money. This has to do with control. They're going for it all this time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:30 PM (Kpl3J)

255 You can't win with boycotts on this scale. Google, Amazon, Twitter - all too big. If every conservative stopped using all social media and somehow found a way to disconnect from all Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter tendrils, their power wouldn't be diminished one iota.

They have purposefully constructed this system so you cannot avoid them, not completely, and if you try, they'll have identified you.

Boycotting may make you feel better, but much like "tax the rich" it's a solution that will have such a small impact it cannot possibly solve the problem.

Posted by: grognard at June 16, 2020 05:30 PM (sb+Cg)

256 >>You won't see loyalty like that anymore.

My dad worked for IBM most of my childhood. Same sort of employee/employer relationship.

They moved us around fairly frequently during his career and when my sister and I were in our last 2 years of high school they wanted him back in White Plains. He asked if they could wait until we graduated and they said no. So he left and went to Digital and virtually every friend he had at IBM turned their back on him.

It was like he was he was a traitor. You just didn't leave IBM back then.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:31 PM (ZLI7S)

257 I consider the anti-Semitic commenters at Zhedge to be trolls. Real humans don't seem to comment much for long. Skip the comments.

Posted by: klaftern at June 16, 2020 05:31 PM (RuIsu)

258 These days you're considered far right supremacist bigoted if you only donate $500,000 to BLM instead of 1 million.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Trying to Convince The Court That Zooey Deschanel Really Is My Wifebunny at June 16, 2020 05:31 PM (+dsLj)

259 By the way, the Chinese killed 20 Indian soldiers in a border area near Ladakh today. The a Chinese say they crossed an imaginary border not recognized under international law.

Just thought I would point that out since you won't see it anywhere else.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at June 16, 2020 05:28 PM (upXAm)



I think I read it was a total of 50 people killed on both sides.

With fists and rocks.

That's commitment to cause right there.

Gotta say, I had India and Pakistan going at it yet again before India and China.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:31 PM (GbPPJ)

260
Bluebell, don't know the former pastor. But have heard similar sentiments before.

Posted by: Prime sistah at June 16, 2020 05:31 PM (Rt8Uf)

261 tell me about parler - most of the ppl I know that tried ot say it's a pain in the posterior to use?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 16, 2020 05:31 PM (WwTwF)

262 Is someone picking on AtC?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (l4C/z)

263 SCOTUS is shit. They just showed their ass to the American people. I wouldn't look to them for any relief. Just more reinforcement of despotism in a post constitutional republic.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (upXAm)

264 The comment sections have now been removed from all articles at The Federalist.

Posted by: Mark1971 at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (xPl2J)

265 But 100,000 lawsuits will bleed them dry.

It'll cost them $1000 just to answer.

That's $100 million

Before any motions or discovery ....

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 16, 2020 05:30 PM (PkPcu)

That's a rounding error. They probably have several billion dollars in cash.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (dLLD6)

266 What's astounding is how quickly they are making the guy who defended himself into a villain.

He tried to retreat, was being beat on, defends himself, yet, he's the bad guy?

And you darn well know he'll get sent up, because he'll be convicted of having a firearm in an explosive situation.

No matter how much he tried to avoid using it.

The powers that be are putting people in a no-win situation. Only a matter of time before something similar happens and the guy thinks, "in for a penny, in for a pound" and decides to take out more than just one attacker.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (WEBkv)

267 Update: Well, Baseball C*ck has sputtered on Twitter, which I suppose is something.
________

That's just setting up French and Steorts to rebut him.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (ZbwAu)

268 And Meghan McCain supports the left's candidate Joe Biden. Talk about cutting of your nose to spite your face.
Ben Domenech needs to have a reality check talk with his wife.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (wiXsO)

269 I will attach this article to every journalist who cries for sympathy after getting their layoff notices

Posted by: kbdabear at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (qAR6u)

270 Surely someone on the Right has the technological acumen and skills to take down some big social media site. Surely someone inside Twitter, Google, Facebook, whatever, can be bribed to sabotage the Beast. It would just take one disruption, one time.

One at a time.

Don't count on the government or their National Review whores to do anything.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (puu6v)

271 Time for the Carthage treatment of these "folks".

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at June 16, 2020 05:33 PM (nFRLh)

272 Can't trump just nationalize them make some bullshit excuse like the wuflu pandemic?

Posted by: Pliney at June 16, 2020 05:33 PM (nzKWW)

273
Doesn't matter at this point if Trump files an antitrust action against them.



There's not a single federal judge in the country that will deny Google's summary judgment motion and dismiss the case.



And even if an Abraham finds even one honest judge in the federal
city, the appellate whore courts will not let liberty survive.



There is one and only one way out (without violence): Death by a thousand cuts.



Google and the rest can hire the best lawyers and bribe just the right judge and beat the federal government's one case.



But 100,000 lawsuits will bleed them dry.

It'll cost them $1000 just to answer.

That's $100 million

Before any motions or discovery ....





Posted by: RoyalOil at June 16, 2020 05:30 PM (PkPcu)

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I dunno about the judges thing. Does the Federalist Society have anything to do the The Federalist?

Posted by: mrp at June 16, 2020 05:33 PM (Pqytn)

274 MuhBoobs McCain deletes her stupid tweet calling for a special day just for her to honor her dead parent. The replies, while most undeservingly kind, were apparently too much. Do idiots like Boobz have NO sense of shame, embarrassment or self reflection?

Posted by: Danny at June 16, 2020 05:33 PM (FqqTe)

275
The comment sections have now been removed from all articles at The Federalist.
Posted by: Mark1971 at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (xPl2J)

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Then they're probably in deep shit. Closing comments is a death knell for current events sites.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 16, 2020 05:33 PM (wXhu+)

276 265 You can't win with boycotts on this scale. Google, Amazon, Twitter - all too big. If every conservative stopped using all social media and somehow found a way to disconnect from all Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter tendrils, their power wouldn't be diminished one iota.

They have purposefully constructed this system so you cannot avoid them, not completely, and if you try, they'll have identified you.

Boycotting may make you feel better, but much like "tax the rich" it's a solution that will have such a small impact it cannot possibly solve the problem.
Posted by: grognard at June 16, 2020 05:30 PM (sb+Cg)

Yep, they are international companies, and enough of their revenue stream comes form other countries, that they can take the short term loss here, in a power play.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:33 PM (NgKpN)

277 tell me about parler - most of the ppl I know that tried ot say it's a pain in the posterior to use?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 16, 2020 05:31 PM (WwTwF)
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I have no clue. I'm a Luddite. I've never used any social media and never will.

But I was on the Bongino Report website and saw a headline that he had partnered with Parler. It's a start, I guess.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2020 05:33 PM (/669Q)

278 251 By the way, the Chinese killed 20 Indian soldiers in a border area near Ladakh today.
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Yeah, a lot is flying under the radar while we're preoccupied with Marxist madness. The Indian troops were killed hand to hand by "rocks and rods" used by the Chinese. It sounds like they were injured first, then died in the mountains due to the cold.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 16, 2020 05:33 PM (sWM8x)

279 *scratches chin*
Naw, couldn't be me.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 16, 2020 05:30 PM (z79tQ0)


It's not actually.

As to how I got out of the cornfield, I whinged at BC until he led me out.

Parler is fine, I have to remember to use it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:34 PM (GbPPJ)

280 The comment sections have now been removed from all articles at The Federalist.
Posted by: Mark1971 at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (xPl2J)

They took a knee?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 16, 2020 05:34 PM (z79tQ)

281 I'm nothing if not petty.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:28 PM (GbPPJ)


you forgot the r
PRETTY

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 16, 2020 05:34 PM (WwTwF)

282 282 Surely someone on the Right has the technological acumen and skills to take down some big social media site. Surely someone inside Twitter, Google, Facebook, whatever, can be bribed to sabotage the Beast. It would just take one disruption, one time.

One at a time.

Don't count on the government or their National Review whores to do anything.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (puu6v)

Peter Thiel has the money and know-how but he has his own drum to beat, mostly around manlove, so who knows if and when he'll do anything.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:34 PM (l4C/z)

283 Right out of the box, parler wanted my phone number...

Not interested!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 16, 2020 05:34 PM (mMLSg)

284 Because if Trump wins? They loose.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:28 PM (NgKpN)

Yes, correct. But the great thing? The powers at Google and Twitter and Facebook are complete political and US electorate novices - they are tech nerd balls and derps of the nth degree - or sure, they know how to buy stuff, like NRO, the Bulkarians, the Dystopia Patch, etc and a few easy dem pols - but when it comes to influencing red state Americans, they're still the pimple faced, pizza eating, "let's gather eye balls!" and "profit" happens hippies they always will be...they are the nerdy soft, soy, rich segment of the left - complete unprepared for what is about to happen to them in November.

Posted by: Boswell at June 16, 2020 05:34 PM (32YRo)

285 I'm not sure Biden needs to win at this point. They're doing just fine without him. In fact, it might be better for their campaign to kill us if he doesn't win.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2020 05:34 PM (H8QX8)

286 251 Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters

Times of India
Epoch News
Zero Hedge
CDR Salamander

All had the story, or parts of the story.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2020 05:35 PM (u82oZ)

287 And Meghan McCain supports the left's candidate Joe Biden.

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I can't wait to sniff her hair. By the way does she like to wear skirts?

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 16, 2020 05:35 PM (WdocV)

288 "277 What's astounding is how quickly they are making the guy who defended himself into a villain.

He tried to retreat, was being beat on, defends himself, yet, he's the bad guy?

And you darn well know he'll get sent up, because he'll be convicted of having a firearm in an explosive situation.

No matter how much he tried to avoid using it.

The powers that be are putting people in a no-win situation. Only a matter of time before something similar happens and the guy thinks, "in for a penny, in for a pound" and decides to take out more than just one attacker."

With the caveat it will ruin lives and is horrible: it needs to happen and will happen if this continues.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 16, 2020 05:35 PM (puu6v)

289 You just didn't leave IBM back then.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:31 PM (ZLI7S)

I swam with John Opel's son. And lusted after his sisters, who were total smokeshows.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 16, 2020 05:35 PM (dLLD6)

290 too bigbto boycott means go rules for radicals
infiltrate and take over

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 16, 2020 05:35 PM (WwTwF)

291 Politics is downstream of culture.

When people stop saying "this is a free country isnt it?" and "I disagree with what you say but will fight for your right to say it" we do not have a culture of freedom.

Not saying we should be passive and that we cannot claw this back, but Jeebus Christ our culture has gone very far to circling the drain.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at June 16, 2020 05:35 PM (koNhm)

292 A comments section can get you deplatformed.


But Twitter can let death threats run wild...

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:35 PM (oVJmc)

293 Can't trump just nationalize them make some bullshit excuse like the wuflu pandemic?
Posted by: Pliney


No, he can't. Even if he could, he'd just be giving control to the Democrats when they eventually win the Presidency.

There's no avenue for a 'win' there.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2020 05:36 PM (++MjY)

294 They took a knee?
Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 16, 2020 05:34 PM (z79tQ)
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I doubt it. I'm sure they were getting spammed by leftists.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2020 05:36 PM (/669Q)

295 oh come on, this has nothing to do with money. This has to do with control. They're going for it all this time.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:30 PM (Kpl3J)


THIS! Is full on Soviet control of everything and to wipe out all dissenting voices

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 16, 2020 05:36 PM (B8t9a)

296 >>Yes, correct. But the great thing? The powers at Google and Twitter and Facebook are complete political and US electorate novices - they are tech nerd balls and derps of the nth degree - or sure, they know how to buy stuff, like NRO, the Bulkarians, the Dystopia Patch, etc and a few easy dem pols - but when it comes to influencing red state Americans, they're still the pimple faced, pizza eating, "let's gather eye balls!" and "profit" happens hippies they always will be...they are the nerdy soft, soy, rich segment of the left - complete unprepared for what is about to happen to them in November.

Some of the early funding for Google came from the CIA. So did some of their technology like Google Earth.

There's a lot more to Google than meets the eye.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:36 PM (ZLI7S)

297 "Gotta say, I had India and Pakistan going at it yet again before India and China.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:31 PM (GbPPJ)"

Negative. This was more serious then people not in the know can currently determine. The Chinese are saying this was an illegal border incursion. Add that area is a remote and very cold location. Casualties accumulated due to some of those factors. The Indians also don't typically stand down. They are tough, determined bastards and I have served with some of them. This ain't over.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at June 16, 2020 05:37 PM (upXAm)

298 Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2020 05:35 PM (u82oZ)

NaCly, thought I saw it here earlier as well!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 16, 2020 05:37 PM (mMLSg)

299 293 The comment sections have now been removed from all articles at The Federalist.
Posted by: Mark1971 at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (xPl2J)

They took a knee?
Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 16, 2020 05:34 PM (z79tQ

Yup. Gone. Knee, cup balls, etc etc.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 16, 2020 05:37 PM (wgmJy)

300 The question that keeps coming up in my mind is "Just what are we going to do to hit back?"

It's completely outside my own area, which is overwhelmingly philosophical, historical, and literary. I do not understand how to handle this, beyond the fact that we've killed our Amazon accounts, and won't touch Comcast with a 10 foot pole (bad as Verizon is.)

But how do we make them hurt? There are so many, we have to single out just one or two, but which one(s)?

And how to do it EFFECTIVELY? Remember Alinsky. Your people have to enjoy doing it, and it cannot go on too long. The former is a problem for us because few of us are the kind of people this sort of shit appeals to. We have lives.

I truly believe that this is something that needs attention from those on our side who understand how this crap works. I do not.

PS: The facts don't care about Ben's feelings, either.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 16, 2020 05:37 PM (ZbwAu)

301 If a corporation can be sued for "tortious interference with a contract" can they be sued for "tortious interference with Constitutional rights?"

Just spitballin' here....

Posted by: xnycpeasant at June 16, 2020 05:37 PM (koNhm)

302 No, he can't. Even if he could, he'd just be giving control to the Democrats when they eventually win the Presidency.



There's no avenue for a 'win' there.
***

Well....he could nationalize them, ban foreign nationals working for the now national company, and then arrest any American nationals that took money from China.

But....at that point the military gets to decide whether Trump stays president or not and it looks like the military leadership has already told him their opinion.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:37 PM (WdocV)

303 Isn't it telling that everyone knows who Derek Chauvin is, but no one could tell you who James Hodgkinson is?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:37 PM (oVJmc)

304 Out: This is war.
In: This is Armageddon.

Posted by: zombie at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (N9G0H)

305 Awww thanks vmom!

I dunno about the judges thing. Does the Federalist Society have anything to do the The Federalist?
Posted by: mrp at June 16, 2020 05:33 PM (Pqytn)


Not even a little bit.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (GbPPJ)

306 MuhBoobs McCain deletes her stupid tweet calling for a special day just for her to honor her dead parent. The replies, while most undeservingly kind, were apparently too much. Do idiots like Boobz have NO sense of shame, embarrassment or self reflection?


Her parrot died?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BrainwashedLivesMatter at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (HaL55)

307 Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!

Could be. Been in and out on errands.

No web on my mobile phone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (u82oZ)

308 I just confirmed. Comments are gone from the Federalist, I can only imagine that it is a permanent change. I'm sure they were told by Google that they would be allowed back as long as they banned all commentary from the hoi polloi.

It isn't just "comments disabled", all comment sections appear to have been permanently deleted from all pages.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (Kpl3J)

309 Right out of the box, parler wanted my phone number...

Not interested!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


there are literally dozens of websites that will give you a disposable text phone number to sign up for accounts.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (++MjY)

310 "295 282 Surely someone on the Right has the technological acumen and skills to take down some big social media site. Surely someone inside Twitter, Google, Facebook, whatever, can be bribed to sabotage the Beast. It would just take one disruption, one time.

One at a time.

Don't count on the government or their National Review whores to do anything.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (puu6v)

Peter Thiel has the money and know-how but he has his own drum to beat, mostly around manlove, so who knows if and when he'll do anything."

The nanosecond someone like Thiel has control of the equivalent of Twitter or Facebook, the Left and their cuck allies will end the protections afforded these publishers...errr...social media. But, yes, he's a good candidate.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (puu6v)

311 All the Left has to do, then, is invade a comments section and make it actionable.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (oVJmc)

312 Stuff to do IRL, gotta get some sun therapy.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (z79tQ)

313 "There's a lot more to Google than meets the eye."

Oh I've heard of that thing, where the government partners up with a private entity. Hmm, I'll get it, I have a picture in my head of a bundle of reeds, like a fascia...

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (w7KSn)

314
Peter Thiel has the money and know-how but he has his own drum to beat, mostly around manlove, so who knows if and when he'll do anything.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:34 PM (l4C/z)

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Thiel had to get aggressive and front for Hulk Hogan so he could brutally demolish Nick Denton for publicizing his very closely guarded private sexual life with other men.

His public homosexuality wasn't his choice and he had his vengeance for it.

His drum is his nationwide and global network of "private/public partnership" spy agencies.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (wXhu+)

315 Gotta say, I had India and Pakistan going at it yet again before India and China.
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:31 PM (GbPPJ)


China and Pakistan have long had ties, specifically so that they have India flanked. If there's a fight between India and China then Pakistan will likely jump into the fray.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (SgjGX)

316 Gotta say, I had India and Pakistan going at it yet again before India and China.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:31 PM (GbPPJ)

If they get into a hot shooting war, the tech workers in Silicon Valley will be working OT to get each other fired and cancelled

Posted by: kbdabear at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (qAR6u)

317 Go skullfuck your mother, MUMR.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (oVJmc)

318 Out: This is war.
In: This is Armageddon.



I'm glad somebody else said this first.

And it's starting to look that way, isn't it?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BrainwashedLivesMatter at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (HaL55)

319 The Indian order incident presages a wider conflict over artificial Chinese borders and their maritime hi jinx. A lot of countries just raised their alert levels.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (upXAm)

320 Isn't it telling that everyone knows who Derek Chauvin is, but no one could tell you who James Hodgkinson is?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:37 PM (oVJmc)
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LV Massacre has been memory-holed also.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (WEBkv)

321 All right, I really do have to go start dinner.

Pray for our country with me.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (/669Q)

322 Why are we still pretending that there is any kind of civil resolution to the tyranny and hatred of the left?

Posted by: Grad School Fool at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (Tia6s)

323 >Don't not vote just because voting won't directly solve the problem.

I begrudgingly vote because of local issues, although living in a pretty deep blue area, it's still a mostly futile gesture. I'll certainly vote for DJT this November, even though I'm not super happy with his inaction in this area.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (L106N)

324 Ben Domenech needs to have a reality check talk with his wife.

Ben is just playing for time. He's literally hoping that MegaMacnCheese eats him last.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (H5knJ)

325 256 242 Forget guns. We need tactical nukes.
Posted by: Eeyore at June 16, 2020 05:26 PM (ZbwAu)

40 or 50, directed to the heart of our 40 pr 50 largest cities, would do a lot of solve our problems. And no regional discrimination, I'd gladly give up Dallas and Austin for the right to take out most of the west coast.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:29 PM (Kpl3J)
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My brother and sister are still in NY. But I guess that everything has a price. Sorry bro. Sorry sis. Eggs and omelettes.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (ZbwAu)

326 I just confirmed. Comments are gone from the Federalist, I can only imagine that it is a permanent change. I'm sure they were told by Google that they would be allowed back as long as they banned all commentary from the hoi polloi.

It isn't just "comments disabled", all comment sections appear to have been permanently deleted from all pages.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (Kpl3J)


If true, fuck them for giving in.

Posted by: Liberty at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (id4++)

327 The comment sections have now been removed from all articles at The Federalist.

Posted by: Mark1971 at June 16, 2020 05:32 PM (xPl2J)




Newsbusters removed their comments too within the last month

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 16, 2020 05:40 PM (B8t9a)

328 China and Pakistan have long had ties, specifically so that they have India flanked. If there's a fight between India and China then Pakistan will likely jump into the fray.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (SgjGX)


There's a happy thought.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:40 PM (GbPPJ)

329 Honestly I think its more like this:

Social media giants do not want to carry some site, but can't find a reasonable justification for not doing so. They discuss this with folks. Folks start up a campaign to remove the problematic site. Social Media giant "reluctantly" agrees, after time passes.

Its kind of like how the Obama administration kept being sued by activist organizations and had to pay out money to them after losing in court, then change some policy. Darn, what a shame.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 16, 2020 05:41 PM (KZzsI)

330 "China and Pakistan have long had ties, specifically so that they have India flanked. If there's a fight between India and China then Pakistan will likely jump into the fray.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (SgjGX)"

I doubt it. Pakistan would be the big loser. For many reasons. It would be a serious tactical mistake.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at June 16, 2020 05:41 PM (upXAm)

331 Not sucking cock by choice is a violation of our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines....

Posted by: Schmoogle at June 16, 2020 05:41 PM (koNhm)

332 The thing that I did not adequately foresee was that major businesses , entire sports leagues and renown arts organizations would be willing to jettison huge segments of their user bases. Sure, like in the past I knew there'd be "statements of support" and "contributions" to aggrieved elements. But I did not expect them to succumb to favoring politics and social justice over providing the core goods and services that they exist to provide.

Posted by: corn and beans at June 16, 2020 05:41 PM (tkNkP)

333 If true, fuck them for giving in.
Posted by: Liberty at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (id4++)

That's just the paradigm, Jake: they double down, we give in.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2020 05:41 PM (H8QX8)

334 there are literally dozens of websites that will give you a disposable text phone number to sign up for accounts.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (++MjY)


Thanks, I'll look into that, but they are going to want a credit card, etc. Still interesting!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at June 16, 2020 05:41 PM (mMLSg)

335 I read a bio of Theodore Roosevelt recently. Interestingly, his basic reasoning for wanting to break up monopolies was that they inhibited commerce, markets, and the ability of people to make a living. While I am not a fan of interventionist government, it would be fun quoting TR at Google, Twitter, and some of the other Big Tech leftists.

Posted by: Isophorone at June 16, 2020 05:41 PM (Nrz1h)

336 there are literally dozens of websites that will give you a disposable text phone number to sign up for accounts.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (++MjY)

i did not know that
now I feel.old and dumb

Posted by: vmom 2020 at June 16, 2020 05:41 PM (WwTwF)

337 If you watch the video the guy goes out to defend a statue because the mayor/governor have given into the mob.


Not surprisingly the mob attacks him. He tries to run away. They chase him down. He shoots.


I can't think of a better example of self defense. But the government will make sure he goes to jail. Because self defense against what the government wants to do to you is also now a crime....just like in Europe.


Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:25 PM (WdocV)

This is why many are hesitant to take action. Clear self defense and still arrested .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at June 16, 2020 05:41 PM (2DOZq)

338 The Indians also don't typically stand down. They are tough, determined bastards and I have served with some of them. This ain't over.

**************

If you strike us down we will become more powerful than you can ever imagine.

Posted by: Revenge of the Sikh at June 16, 2020 05:41 PM (+dsLj)

339 317 Out: This is war.
In: This is Armageddon.
Posted by: zombie at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (N9G0H)

and us deplorable morons out here in flyover country feel like Luxembourg trying to stop the Waffen SS from pouring through.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 05:41 PM (Kpl3J)

340 If in this is the beginning of the end, then all I can say is Thank God!

Pretty damn tired of evil running roughshod.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 16, 2020 05:42 PM (wgmJy)

341 So if we game this out...if China goes to war with India, presumably India asks for our help.


If we join them it makes it very easy to start arresting anyone taking money from China. Also, China's coastal infrastructure gets destroyed and they are back to the 1970s...


So....why China is doing this isn't clear. They'd be better off just quietly funding Biden and the Dems and waiting until after 2020....unless they've also written off Biden's chances.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:42 PM (WdocV)

342
Not saying we should be passive and that we cannot claw this back, but Jeebus Christ our culture has gone very far to circling the drain.
Posted by: xnycpeasant
-----

I intend to continue swimming against the current.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 16, 2020 05:42 PM (pbStR)

343 Her parrot died?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BrainwashedLivesMatter at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (HaL55)
_______

Just sleeping. Pining for the fjords.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 16, 2020 05:42 PM (ZbwAu)

344 >The comment sections have now been removed from all articles at The Federalist.

Again, is there anyone on "our" side who will actually fight and not just simp for their new SV overlords?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen at June 16, 2020 05:42 PM (L106N)

345 Dan your right, keeping Biden in the race is only to hold onto Congress

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2020 05:43 PM (6f16T)

346 Tom Servo

We are it. No one in the world can come to our rescue.

Poland, Israel, and Singapore may help. Rescue, no.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2020 05:44 PM (u82oZ)

347 355 So if we game this out...if China goes to war with India, presumably India asks for our help.


If we join them it makes it very easy to start arresting anyone taking money from China. Also, China's coastal infrastructure gets destroyed and they are back to the 1970s...


So....why China is doing this isn't clear. They'd be better off just quietly funding Biden and the Dems and waiting until after 2020....unless they've also written off Biden's chances.
Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:42 PM (WdocV)

China isn't a monolith. It has factions, even warlords, they all push and pull and jockey for position.

Be interesting to see how things shake out.
Good on India for standing firm.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:44 PM (l4C/z)

348 And the GOP will do neither jack nor shit.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at June 16, 2020 05:44 PM (1FhAQ)

349 There's a lot more to Google than meets the eye.


Goggle Anal-lytics shows up on every website in the world. Amazon is right behind them.

What are either one of them doing on any website they don't host?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BrainwashedLivesMatter at June 16, 2020 05:44 PM (HaL55)

350 Snack Barr will get right on it

Posted by: ... at June 16, 2020 05:44 PM (pUkE+)

351 There's a lot more to Google than meets the eye.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:36 PM (ZLI7S)

Nope - They make all the classic young and inexperienced plays with regards to politics - trying to de-platform conservative or middle of the road ideological sites with an election just 6 months out - total novice play. Not something any CIA operative or any intel unit would suggest when you might not hold any regulatory cards come December - nay, probably won't hold any.

You'd play this real quiet if you're anywhere intel connected at this point given so close to an election. Unless you are dead certain your efforts are going to pay off - and no one ought to certain of that.

Posted by: Boswell at June 16, 2020 05:44 PM (32YRo)

352 Not even a little bit.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:38 PM (GbPPJ)

========================
Thanks. The Federalist's wiki page was updated in a hurry.

Posted by: mrp at June 16, 2020 05:44 PM (Pqytn)

353 Remember how the only time they got upset was when the Atlantic fired Williamson?

And then they did ... nothing?

It always struck me as odd they suddenly went quite.

I suppose now we know-- they were told, "As long as you stay on these 3 approved sites, we will leave you alone. "

They have been promised they will be the guards at the concentration camps.
And they are sure happy with that thought

And if we don't agree?

What's the loss of a few racist troublemakers?

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 16, 2020 05:45 PM (PkPcu)

354 345 The thing that I did not adequately foresee was that major businesses , entire sports leagues and renown arts organizations would be willing to jettison huge segments of their user bases. Sure, like in the past I knew there'd be "statements of support" and "contributions" to aggrieved elements. But I did not expect them to succumb to favoring politics and social justice over providing the core goods and services that they exist to provide.
Posted by: corn and beans at June 16, 2020 05:41 PM (tkNkP


Excellent point.


Either they saw the writing on the wall long before anyone else (or had inside info) and decided to take a knee early

Or

They are part of the plan and have promised profits/path forward when a large portion of America is put in the timeout corner.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 16, 2020 05:45 PM (wgmJy)

355 Some of the early funding for Google came from the CIA.


They were so good when they came out. I was with a search engine company, Lycos, and we changed our business model about a day and a half after we saw how good they were.

And their motto was "do no evil". Good times.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 16, 2020 05:45 PM (gd9RK)

356 I doubt it. Pakistan would be the big loser. For many reasons. It would be a serious tactical mistake.

***

I presume Pakistan would play is like Italy in 1940.


If China is clearly winning, attack India.

If China is clearly losing ask for some minor concessions from India and denounce China.


If the fighting is unclear sit around and do nothing.

Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:45 PM (WdocV)

357
Its kind of like how the Obama administration kept being sued by activist organizations and had to pay out money to them after losing in court, then change some policy. Darn, what a shame.



'Sue and Settle.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:45 PM (oVJmc)

358 ...
And, look, I am on record that I have a lizard brain loathing of Ben Shapiro but he's inspired other shooters?

The actual fuckity fuck?
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (GbPPJ)


The operative word is inspired.
What on earth could Shapiro inspire?


Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2020 05:45 PM (zO8oA)

359 So....why China is doing this isn't clear. They'd be better off just quietly funding Biden and the Dems and waiting until after 2020....unless they've also written off Biden's chances.
Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:42 PM (WdocV)


You don't always get to choose where events take you. Also, there may be internal politics to consider. If Xi was seen as weakly giving up territory to India, it could be used against him.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at June 16, 2020 05:45 PM (SgjGX)

360 Gotta say, I had India and Pakistan going at it yet again before India and China.
________

More Americans employed on help desks.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 16, 2020 05:45 PM (ZbwAu)

361 "355 So if we game this out...if China goes to war with India, presumably India asks for our help.


If we join them it makes it very easy to start arresting anyone taking money from China. Also, China's coastal infrastructure gets destroyed and they are back to the 1970s...


So....why China is doing this isn't clear. They'd be better off just quietly funding Biden and the Dems and waiting until after 2020....unless they've also written off Biden's chances."

Many of these nasty entities seem far more confident than I am that Trump will be re-elected, and I actually give him the edge to be re-elected although I'm less certain (a) that will be honored and/or (b) the massive cheating won't throw sand in the gears. As I asked this morning, why now? Why these carefully orchestrated race riots now? Why the intentional cratering of the economy now?

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 16, 2020 05:46 PM (puu6v)

362 330 Go skullfuck your mother, MUMR.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (oVJmc)

*polite applause*

Almost Chavez-worthy

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:46 PM (l4C/z)

363 It is kind of cute seeing the cruise ship left start to realize this whole "its okay to censor people I don't like" thing is not good as it gets closer and closer to home.

How did that saying go?

They came for Alex Jones, and I was not Infowars, so I said nothing....

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 16, 2020 05:46 PM (KZzsI)

364 "And their motto was "do no evil".

"Don't be evil".

Anything that needs a motto to say that...

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 16, 2020 05:46 PM (w7KSn)

365 Finally I realized, I love Google.

Posted by: Winston Smith at June 16, 2020 05:47 PM (koNhm)

366 The two most populous nations in a land war...what could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:47 PM (oVJmc)

367 368 Some of the early funding for Google came from the CIA.


They were so good when they came out. I was with a search engine company, Lycos, and we changed our business model about a day and a half after we saw how good they were.

And their motto was "do no evil". Good times.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 16, 2020 05:45 PM (gd9RK)

Yup. I was there before they went corporate, on the Google Talk team.

They were still smallish and feisty. But even in 2006, I could see them changing for the worse.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:47 PM (l4C/z)

368 The operative word is inspired.
What on earth could Shapiro inspire?


Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2020 05:45 PM (zO8oA)
_______

Ridicule. Contempt. Derision.

Lots and lots. And he's far from the worst of the lot. (I think Rick Wilson may have edged into first place.)

Posted by: Eeyore at June 16, 2020 05:47 PM (ZbwAu)

369 Google repudiated their motto years ago.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2020 05:47 PM (u82oZ)

370 The Indians also don't typically stand down. They are tough, determined bastards and I have served with some of them. This ain't over.

**************

If you strike us down we will become more powerful than you can ever imagine.
Posted by: Revenge of the Sikh
---------

You Lazarushian-leather Gunga Din!

Though I’ve belted you and flayed you,

By the livin’ Gawd that made you,

You’re a better man than I am, Gunga Din!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 16, 2020 05:48 PM (pbStR)

371 What on earth could Shapiro inspire?

*****************

Well he inspires me to hate his dumb shit ass, so there's that.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Trying to Convince The Court That Zooey Deschanel Really Is My Wifebunny at June 16, 2020 05:48 PM (+dsLj)

372 Some food for thought:


If they find a way to turn off the internet when things get scrambled eggs, you'll need real contacts in meatspace. Real people. Real plans on what to do. You cannot get news anymore. Not real news anyway. Just Pravda.


If they can deplatform anyone, they can deplatform this site too.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 16, 2020 05:48 PM (wgmJy)

373 They came for Alex Jones, and I was not Infowars, so I said nothing....
***

Amusing tidbit - before Alex Jones got into "crises actors" and stuff like that he was a 9/11 troofer.


The left LOVED him. Hell, they put him in a movie in 2006 as himself!

Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:48 PM (WdocV)

374 The Federalist needs to figure out a workable Title 7 strategy - make the liberal bitches cry out.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at June 16, 2020 05:48 PM (nFRLh)

375 "371 ...
And, look, I am on record that I have a lizard brain loathing of Ben Shapiro but he's inspired other shooters?

The actual fuckity fuck?
Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:07 PM (GbPPJ)


The operative word is inspired.
What on earth could Shapiro inspire?"

It's a darkly funny thought: how big of a loser would you have to be to be inspired by Ben Shapiro to do anything, let alone a mass shooting?

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 16, 2020 05:48 PM (puu6v)

376 China vs. India...

Thunderdome

It's been gamed out. China will stomp them.

Unless... the US takes sides. And you know they will. Tibetan Storm. Must wag the tail.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 16, 2020 05:48 PM (3H9h1)

377 China wants it all.
Xi and the boys are very pushy people.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2020 05:48 PM (zO8oA)

378 What on earth could Shapiro inspire?
Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2020 05:45 PM (zO8oA)


A door hinge to squeak louder?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2020 05:49 PM (H8QX8)

379 Wag the dog... sorry.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 16, 2020 05:49 PM (3H9h1)

380 If 20 Indians got killed at the border, does that mean less spam telemarketer phone calls for me?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2020 05:49 PM (85Gof)

381 They came for Alex Jones, and I was not Infowars, so I said nothing....
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 16, 2020 05:46 PM (KZzsI)
----------------

They knew how it would end.

They're the kind of people, who, once tossed into the Gulag, will be crying, "If only comrade Stalin knew."

Because they went along to get along, figuring that would save them.

Well, they're going to get a chance to test that theory.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at June 16, 2020 05:49 PM (WEBkv)

382 The two most populous nations in a land war...what could possibly go wrong?
***

Both with a moderately sized stockpile of nukes.

How does India's ICBM capabilities compare to China's?


Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:49 PM (WdocV)

383 Gotta say, I had India and Pakistan going at it yet again before India and China.
________

More Americans employed on help desks.

Posted by: Eeyore


***

Particularly after the phones melt.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2020 05:49 PM (axyOa)

384 The true turn around for the corporate cucks won't happen until Shapiro is deplatformed
--
No it won't.

He's not on the Kept Conservative Club list.

They will tell each other he deserved it

Posted by: RoyalOil at June 16, 2020 05:49 PM (PkPcu)

385 I thought I'd drop in but now I'd like to drop out.

Posted by: grammie winger in Door County at June 16, 2020 05:50 PM (AZtLv)

386 How does India's ICBM capabilities compare to China's?


Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:49 PM (WdocV)

The spices

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2020 05:50 PM (85Gof)

387 Unless... the US takes sides. And you know they will. Tibetan Storm. Must wag the tail.
Posted by: Martini Farmer


If the US gets involved, that means 100 million refugees coming to the US.

Not our clowns, not our rodeo.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2020 05:50 PM (++MjY)

388 I'm kind of jealous of you people who detest Shapiro for actual reasons.

I'm not kidding that mine is lizard brain. Just ree ree ree smash with rock ree ree ree.

I have the same reaction to Susan Sarandon.

My brain is weird.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:50 PM (GbPPJ)

389 394>>

Hello, this is Dell support... we noticed you are not having problems. How can we assist?

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 16, 2020 05:50 PM (3H9h1)

390
How does India's ICBM capabilities compare to China's?



China has more, but India's always have a dozen passengers riding on top.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:50 PM (oVJmc)

391 Ridicule. Contempt. Derision. Lots and lots. And he's far from the worst of the lot. (I think Rick Wilson may have edged into first place.)

**************

Shapiro will fap over something Trump does and then literally shit on Trump's head 30 seconds later.

He's the personification of MUH PRINCIPLES

Posted by: Two Weeks From Trying to Convince The Court That Zooey Deschanel Really Is My Wifebunny at June 16, 2020 05:50 PM (+dsLj)

392 Google repudiated their motto years ago.
Posted by: NaCly Dog
---------
ALL Left/Prog/Lib organizations adopt names or mottoes that are a calculated direct contradiction of their aims. 'People For The American Way' is one of my favorites.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 16, 2020 05:51 PM (pbStR)

393 _______

Ridicule. Contempt. Derision.

Lots and lots. And he's far from the worst of the lot. (I think Rick Wilson may have edged into first place.)

Posted by: Eeyore at June 16, 2020 05:47 PM (ZbwAu)


Does rick have and audience other than ace?

Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2020 05:51 PM (zO8oA)

394 Black lives don't care 'bout yo feelings.

Posted by: Ben "Baby Snark" Shapiro at June 16, 2020 05:51 PM (XfhKA)

395 385 Some food for thought:


If they find a way to turn off the internet when things get scrambled eggs, you'll need real contacts in meatspace. Real people. Real plans on what to do. You cannot get news anymore. Not real news anyway. Just Pravda.
=========

^^^^This^^^^

Dead internet is coming. If slow joe looks like he will tank they will
pull the plug.

Posted by: Pliney at June 16, 2020 05:51 PM (nzKWW)

396 When they turn off the internet, just a clue, it's go time. No time to ask, "why aren't I ready?"

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at June 16, 2020 05:51 PM (nFRLh)

397 Bourbon is good for digestion

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:51 PM (l4C/z)

398 No more comparisons of the MSM to Pravda. Pravda had some honorable dissenters in its ranks who would nobly work to sneak it jibes at the Politburo. And they were operating under great and constant duress.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2020 05:52 PM (H8QX8)

399 >>How does India's ICBM capabilities compare to China's?


China's is Beefier.

Posted by: garrett at June 16, 2020 05:52 PM (TOxgn)

400 @404
Now that was funny.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at June 16, 2020 05:52 PM (koNhm)

401 You don't always get to choose where events take you. Also, there may be internal politics to consider. If Xi was seen as weakly giving up territory to India, it could be used against him.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at June 16, 2020 05:45 PM (SgjGX)

This. We get locked into an American Centric view of what other countries are doing, and why. We tend to think its all about us.

It ain't. And that leads us to some really strange actions.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:52 PM (NgKpN)

402 I have the same reaction to Susan Sarandon.


That's just Rack Envy. You are absolved.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 16, 2020 05:52 PM (gd9RK)

403 My brain is weird. Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 05:50 PM (GbPPJ)

**********

I have the same reaction every time I see Anita Sarkeesian's cuntragged face.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Trying to Convince The Court That Zooey Deschanel Really Is My Wifebunny at June 16, 2020 05:52 PM (+dsLj)

404 How does India's ICBM capabilities compare to China's?


Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:49 PM (WdocV)

The spices
Posted by: Nevergiveup

----------

You're just trying to curry favor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 16, 2020 05:52 PM (pbStR)

405 What on earth could Shapiro inspire?
Posted by: Braenyard


I'd be inspired if his sister made me a cake.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2020 05:52 PM (axyOa)

406 Shapiro will fap over something Trump does and then literally shit on Trump's head 30 seconds later.

Yeah, he loves a lot of what Trump DOES but despises him personally. I think he's too steeped in New York Culture to think straight, and can't move away from that or lose his support network.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 16, 2020 05:52 PM (KZzsI)

407 >>Nope - They make all the classic young and inexperienced plays with regards to politics - trying to de-platform conservative or middle of the road ideological sites with an election just 6 months out - total novice play. Not something any CIA operative or any intel unit would suggest when you might not hold any regulatory cards come December - nay, probably won't hold any.

Yep. Both the CIA and NSA made seed investments in Google back in the mid 90s when Brin and Page were still grad students at Stanford working on NSF and DARPA grants doing search technology. They had a relationship ever since.

The CIA even has their own venture firm called Q-tel which sold a technology that they had developed called Keyhole which we know today as Google Earth. After purchasing Keyhole, Google signed a multi-billion dollar contract with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) which is s sister organization of the CIA.

The CIA and NSA were interested in mass surveillance technologies and discovering patterns of behavior. They picked Google and have been picking them ever since.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 05:53 PM (ZLI7S)

408 Shapiro will fap over something Trump does and then literally shit on Trump's head 30 seconds later.

He's the personification of MUH PRINCIPLES



And if you don't like them, he has others.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BrainwashedLivesMatter at June 16, 2020 05:53 PM (HaL55)

409 How does India's ICBM capabilities compare to China's?


Posted by: 18-1

China's will fly generally SW, India's generally NE.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2020 05:53 PM (axyOa)

410 So let's suppose China/India go to war.


China can potentially get Iran/Pakistan....maybe and probably North Korea if they want them.


India will ask the US to join which likely brings in Japan, Australia and maybe Britain. South Korea gets pulled in if North Korea enters the war.


The EU declares neutrality and sells stuff to China at a major markup....because those are the kind of allies they are.


How does Russia go? They don't like us, but they also fear a resurgent China. I presume they'd want a stalemate and give China all the aide they can if it looks like India/US is winning.


Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:54 PM (WdocV)

411 "404
How does India's ICBM capabilities compare to China's?


China has more, but India's always have a dozen passengers riding on top."

Both countries are perfectly capable of biological and chemical warfare, too.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 16, 2020 05:54 PM (puu6v)

412 How the hell is The Federalist far right?

Same way OAN, which primarily runs wire service stories, is. The EuroNews pieces are surprisingly decent most of the time though.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 16, 2020 05:54 PM (6XLoz)

413 Does rick have and audience other than ace?

*********

Well given he's on CNN his audience would include anyone watching CNN too, so no.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Trying to Convince The Court That Zooey Deschanel Really Is My Wifebunny at June 16, 2020 05:54 PM (+dsLj)

414 China has more, but India's always have a dozen passengers riding on top.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:50 PM (oVJmc)

OK, that's pretty funny

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2020 05:54 PM (85Gof)

415 401>> Yea, about that. Trump is not too keen on Xi right now. I would expect US SpecOps to be in theater now... to "observe."

I don't disagree with you. I just think we'll be involved because nukes. And shit.

Mostly nukes.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 16, 2020 05:54 PM (3H9h1)

416 Bourbon is good for digestion


It's not just for breakfast anymore.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BrainwashedLivesMatter at June 16, 2020 05:55 PM (HaL55)

417 >>I'm kind of jealous of you people who detest Shapiro for actual reasons.

You give us more credit than we are due...I am sure most of us disapprove of him because of logical reasons - AND because of his smug, unearned demeanor when his sniffing about crushing first amendment rights that aren't affecting him...

Boswell want to smash, crush, DESTROY!

Posted by: Boswell at June 16, 2020 05:55 PM (32YRo)

418 This little 20-something pipsqueak, Adele, form NBC -- what kind of pressure can she wield? She's a nobody. Her angry/concern email to a Google employee couldn't move squat.

Unless.

Unless the Google employee was so ideologically opposed to free speech (as applies to anyone to the right of center) that they fast-tracked her nonsense into action.

Thick as thieves.

Posted by: red speck at June 16, 2020 05:55 PM (gS3OW)

419 Both countries are perfectly capable of biological and chemical warfare, too.

___

You don't say.

Posted by: Some Guy working at the Wuhan lab at June 16, 2020 05:55 PM (WdocV)

420 So pointing out Brian Stelter looks like a potato, but stupider, can get you deplatformed?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 16, 2020 05:55 PM (KTd/6)

421 How does Russia go? They don't like us, but they also fear a resurgent China. I presume they'd want a stalemate and give China all the aide they can if it looks like India/US is winning.


Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:54 PM (WdocV)

Russia will go with the US.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 16, 2020 05:55 PM (CqE5x)

422
418How does India's ICBM capabilities compare to China's?


Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:49 PM (WdocV)

The spices
Posted by: Nevergiveup

----------

You're just trying to curry favor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


***

That pun was a naan starter.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2020 05:55 PM (axyOa)

423 157 They always hide behind "private business" but what if it's not? How

Yeah but ya see, as a dentist, I am a private business but also a place of public accommodation. And by that definition I can not turn people away for their religion, color, disability or politics....so why is google fb twitter so much different?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (85Gof)

Because they've re-defined not having Far Left views as automatic Racism, Islamophobia, Misogyny, Homophobia, etc, etc, etc, automatic Nazi.

Posted by: Allie at June 16, 2020 05:55 PM (vmRc0)

424 368
They were so good when they came out. I was with a search engine
company, Lycos, and we changed our business model about a day and a half
after we saw how good they were


you shoulda bought a blimp. that always works.

Posted by: AltaVista at June 16, 2020 05:56 PM (sGtp+)

425 National Review, The Bulwark, and The Dispatch.
-----------
The kapo-cons!

Posted by: andycanuck at June 16, 2020 05:56 PM (TZi47)

426 421:

"The CIA and NSA were interested in mass surveillance technologies and discovering patterns of behavior. They picked Google and have been picking them ever since."

The last full sentence got my attention.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 16, 2020 05:56 PM (puu6v)

427 How does Russia go? They don't like us, but they also fear a resurgent China. I presume they'd want a stalemate and give China all the aide they can if it looks like India/US is winning.

Remember, the ChiComs were outed as having an active plan to annex a large chunk of Russia once they depopulate enough (it's been happening quite rapidly). So Putin's kind of fucked here.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 16, 2020 05:56 PM (6XLoz)

428 North Korea Blows Up Liaison Office, Pledges Further Escalation

Pyongyang
pledges 'severe punishment' after destroying the liaison office,
established in 2018, which served as one of the principal lines of
communications across the fraught border.


I question the timing.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 16, 2020 05:56 PM (iZJ5K)

429 How does Russia go? They don't like us, but they also fear a resurgent China. I presume they'd want a stalemate and give China all the aide they can if it looks like India/US is winning.


Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:54 PM (WdocV)

IMO? Russia stays neutral, and sells arms to everyone.

But only for hard currency.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:57 PM (NgKpN)

430 Dead internet is coming. If slow joe looks like he will tank they will
pull the plug.



It's possible that yesterday's nationwide outages were a test run.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #BrainwashedLivesMatter at June 16, 2020 05:57 PM (HaL55)

431 If we get drawn in with India, we need to nuclearize Taiwan for their own good.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 05:57 PM (oVJmc)

432 434 So pointing out Brian Stelter looks like a potato, but stupider, can get you deplatformed?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 16, 2020 05:55 PM (KTd/6)

Soon enough.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2020 05:57 PM (H8QX8)

433 354
Not saying we should be passive and that we cannot claw this back, but Jeebus Christ our culture has gone very far to circling the drain.
Posted by: xnycpeasant
-----

I intend to continue swimming against the current.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 16, 2020 05:42 PM (pbStR)

---

Hooah.

*fistbump*

Posted by: SMH at June 16, 2020 05:57 PM (RU4sa)

434 Mmmm... Naan....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:57 PM (l4C/z)

435 China doesn't want to go to war. All of those families with just one son?

Posted by: mrp at June 16, 2020 05:57 PM (Pqytn)

436 444 Dead internet is coming. If slow joe looks like he will tank they will pull the plug.


Absolutely. I was expecting Obama to do it in the run-up to 2016.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 16, 2020 05:58 PM (H8QX8)

437 "409 385 Some food for thought:


If they find a way to turn off the internet when things get scrambled eggs, you'll need real contacts in meatspace. Real people. Real plans on what to do. You cannot get news anymore. Not real news anyway. Just Pravda.
=========

^^^^This^^^^

Dead internet is coming. If slow joe looks like he will tank they will
pull the plug."

If that happens, it is Seven Days in May. It appeared to be going that way in '17.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 16, 2020 05:58 PM (puu6v)

438 Remember, the ChiComs were outed as having an active plan to annex a large chunk of Russia once they depopulate enough (it's been happening quite rapidly). So Putin's kind of fucked here.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 16, 2020 05:56 PM (6XLoz)

For all the pretensions of the Unz Review and Putin himself, Russia is basically the Canada of the Sinosphere. Except with a weaker economy and a lot less diplomatic credibility, even compared to Justin Trudeau.

Posted by: trev006 at June 16, 2020 05:59 PM (0HpOW)

439 And by that definition I can not turn people away for their religion, color, disability or politics....so why is google fb twitter so much different?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2020 05:14 PM (85Gof)

Actually, under the law, you can turn people away for their politics.

Its not listed in the protected things like religion, sex, or race is.

Which is the problem.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:59 PM (NgKpN)

440 China and Pakistan have long had ties, specifically so that they have India flanked. If there's a fight between India and China then Pakistan will likely jump into the fray.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at June 16, 2020 05:39 PM (SgjGX)


India has been making diplomatic inroads with other Commonwealth Nations: Canada and Australia; and other Techies: Israel ...

Posted by: Adriane the Arizona Gardening Critic ... at June 16, 2020 05:59 PM (LPnfS)

441 S Korea promises to react strongly if North furthers tensions

Pyongyang blew up a liaison office in the border town of Kaesong after days of threats of military action by the North Korean leadership.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 16, 2020 05:59 PM (iZJ5K)

442 mrp

China is acting all Serbian Black Hand / Just the tip of Sudetenland for a peace-loving country.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2020 05:59 PM (u82oZ)

443
If they find a way to turn off the internet when things get scrambled eggs, you'll need real contacts in meatspace. Real people. Real plans on what to do. You cannot get news anymore. Not real news anyway. Just Pravda.
=========


In "Seven Days In May" there was an Army unit named ECOMCON. It's purpose was to take over the telephone system, radio and TV.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 16, 2020 05:59 PM (aKsyK)

444 Dead internet is coming. If slow joe looks like he will tank they will pull the plug.

Won't happen, too many DNC donors need it operating. Same reason they don't just run Bernie even though he'd win.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 16, 2020 06:00 PM (6XLoz)

445 448 Mmmm... Naan....
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:57 PM (l4C/z)

Don't start naan, won't be naan.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:00 PM (0/0/5)

446 China doesn't want to go to war. All of those families with just one son?


The Party doesn't care what the proles want. All those young men have no chance for mates, they need to be culled.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 06:00 PM (oVJmc)

447 On the other hand, Google ads are easily blocked.

Also, why talk about regretting not backing Jones but now not backing Shapiro?

Posted by: goodluckduck at June 16, 2020 06:00 PM (V8zw+)

448 we are due...I am sure most of us disapprove of him because of logical reasons - AND because of his smug, unearned demeanor when his sniffing about crushing first amendment rights that aren't affecting him...

******

I hated Shatpiro for years but what cemented my desire to earnestly ram his face down a woodchipper should I ever have the displeasure of meeting him in person was going after my snoogums wumpies Candace Owens.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Trying to Convince The Court That Zooey Deschanel Really Is My Wifebunny at June 16, 2020 06:00 PM (+dsLj)

449 mrp

Xi has a very big chip on his shoulder, one the size or bigger than Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2020 06:00 PM (u82oZ)

450 They don't need to shut down the internet.

Just to deplatform everyone who won't take a knee

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:00 PM (l4C/z)

451 Step one go after their NBC's advertisers, step two set a date and millions delete google live on their network devices. Let's destroy both groups in one fell swoop.

Posted by: Rose at June 16, 2020 06:01 PM (f/Wek)

452 460 448 Mmmm... Naan....
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:57 PM (l4C/z)

Don't start naan, won't be naan.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:00 PM (0/0/5)

LOL

Either that was very funny or this Buffalo Trace is WORKING

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:01 PM (l4C/z)

453 >>The last full sentence got my attention.

It's all true.

Hell, the internet itself was in fact a government funded and for a while government run exercise in moving vast amounts of information around the country. One of the principle design pillars was a robust network that could withstand all kinds of enemy attack.

It's not by chance the NSA has significant facilities located next to large AT&T interconnection facilities sprinkled around the country. People make a big mistake assuming these companies don't have long and deep ties to the US intel community. They do.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 06:01 PM (ZLI7S)

454 I read a think tank ORSA paper that posited that the Indians (dot) are the only nation in the world that could time a combined arms asymmetric attack on a level with the U.S.

That gave me pause. And I began I dependent research. And yeah. They can. They got some serious ass battle management skillz

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at June 16, 2020 06:01 PM (VcFUs)

455 In "Seven Days In May" there was an Army unit named ECOMCON. It's purpose was to take over the telephone system, radio and TV.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 16, 2020 05:59 PM (aKsyK)

---

*shifty eyes*
That's crazy talk.

Posted by: SMH at June 16, 2020 06:02 PM (RU4sa)

456 For all the pretensions of the Unz Review and Putin himself, Russia is basically the Canada of the Sinosphere. Except with a weaker economy and a lot less diplomatic credibility, even compared to Justin Trudeau.

That's actually a really good comparison. And it's hard to have less diplomatic credibility than Justin Trudeau.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 16, 2020 06:02 PM (6XLoz)

457 >>"The CIA and NSA were interested in mass surveillance technologies and discovering patterns of behavior. They picked Google and have been picking them ever since."

These agencies are silent listeners - the last thing that they want or need is for those idiot derps over at Google or Facebook to draw FCC regulatory attention to themselves - so, if they are using these gathering tools, you can be sure they are wanting to stab each and every one of these lefty nerd droppings in management in the face every time they commit some idiotic sin like de-platforming influential sites that bring the current admins focus directly on them. Its dumb and novice as shit.

Posted by: Boswell at June 16, 2020 06:02 PM (32YRo)

458 The Party doesn't care what the proles want. All those young men have no chance for mates, they need to be culled.

********

What is that, 3 out of 4 men? That's a lot of expendable cannon fodder.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Trying to Convince The Court That Zooey Deschanel Really Is My Wifebunny at June 16, 2020 06:02 PM (+dsLj)

459 How does India's ICBM capabilities compare to China's?
Posted by: 18-1 at June 16, 2020 05:49 PM (WdocV)

The spices
Posted by: Nevergiveup

----------

You're just trying to curry favor.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

***

That pun was a naan starter.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2020 05:55 PM (axyOa)


Peppering the countryside with ICBMs could heat things up ...

Posted by: Adriane the Arizona Gardening Critic ... at June 16, 2020 06:02 PM (LPnfS)

460 "Actually, under the law, you can turn people away for their politics."

What does the law say about refusing to do business with dumbasses?

Posted by: f'd at June 16, 2020 06:02 PM (2yeLE)

461 The Indians will hakka the Chinks' nuts off!

Posted by: andycanuck at June 16, 2020 06:02 PM (TZi47)

462 TOR and the Black Web is also an Op.

Just in case folks are thinking of trying it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:03 PM (l4C/z)

463 Google has since issued a statement that since the comments section at the Federalist has been removed, they consider the issue resolved.

Methinks that Google reacted quickly after realizing how popular the site is with elected Republicans.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 16, 2020 06:03 PM (zqs/f)

464 Mmmm... Naan....
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:57 PM (l4C/z)

Don't start naan, won't be naan.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:00 PM (0/0/5)

LOL

Either that was very funny or this Buffalo Trace is WORKING

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo



I'm working on some imported Haufbrau. Yum!

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2020 06:03 PM (axyOa)

465 @468:

The IC and Big Tech share political ideologies and preferences, so that makes perfect sense. Interesting about AT&T, which arguably was the original "tech" monopoly.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 16, 2020 06:03 PM (puu6v)

466 476 The Indians will hakka the Chinks' nuts off!
Posted by: andycanuck at June 16, 2020 06:02 PM (TZi47)

Thought that was the Maori.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:03 PM (0/0/5)

467 That gave me pause. And I began I dependent research. And yeah. They can. They got some serious ass battle management skillz
Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at June 16, 2020 06:01 PM (VcFUs)

I've heard that their most Top Secret Communications are all disguised as Ravi Shankar songs.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 06:04 PM (Kpl3J)

468 I both hate and love ZeroHedge but they are reliably better for news than any cable or network news provider. You need a filter but a filter is useless when EVERYTHING YOU ARE RECEVING IS GARBAGE.

ZeroHedge has the advantage of EVER having real news on it.

Posted by: Moron Pundit at June 16, 2020 06:04 PM (qgUJH)

469 479 Mmmm... Naan....
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 05:57 PM (l4C/z)

Don't start naan, won't be naan.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:00 PM (0/0/5)

LOL

Either that was very funny or this Buffalo Trace is WORKING

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo



I'm working on some imported Haufbrau. Yum!
Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2020 06:03 PM (axyOa)

Nice!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:04 PM (l4C/z)

470 Either that was very funny or this Buffalo Trace is WORKING
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:01 PM (l4C/z)

I give it 50-50.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:04 PM (0/0/5)

471 One day National Review, The Dispatch, and The Bulwark WILL win the ideologica

They'll make great pets.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSOHO3GwEPg

Posted by: DaveA at June 16, 2020 06:05 PM (FhXTo)

472 478 Google has since issued a statement that since the comments section at the Federalist has been removed, they consider the issue resolved.

Methinks that Google reacted quickly after realizing how popular the site is with elected Republicans.
Posted by: Serious Cat at June 16, 2020 06:03 PM (zqs/f)

more likely the whole feint was designed to remove the comment sections for good. Didn't fit the narrative to let the goobers talk amongst themselves.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 06:05 PM (Kpl3J)

473 Thanks Iowa Republican Gov! (a woman because of course!)

https://thehill.com/homenews/ state-watch/502985-iowa-governor-to-sign-executive-order- restoring-felon-voting-rights

Posted by: Kirk Lazarus at June 16, 2020 06:05 PM (BdpWC)

474 485 Either that was very funny or this Buffalo Trace is WORKING
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:01 PM (l4C/z)

I give it 50-50.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:04 PM (0/0/5)

Looks like it's actually 45 alc / vol

Nice Hash by the way.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:05 PM (l4C/z)

475 120 This is a spiritual battle not won with guns, but with the Word and prayer. Prepare every day. Satan is already defeated by the risen Christ. Have faith. Read scripture with belief.
Posted by: azalea city at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM

Which verses are appropriate right now?

Posted by: clutch at June 16, 2020 06:06 PM (9UmRs)

476 Heard it said bust Google into a half dozen small companies and all you get would be 6 mini Leftist Googles.
Fk it, bust em up.

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2020 06:06 PM (6f16T)

477 "483 I both hate and love ZeroHedge but they are reliably better for news than any cable or network news provider. You need a filter but a filter is useless when EVERYTHING YOU ARE RECEVING IS GARBAGE.

ZeroHedge has the advantage of EVER having real news on it."

It isn't a very high bar to have more news than blatant propaganda outlets.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at June 16, 2020 06:06 PM (puu6v)

478 Okay I missed that when people said Bongino partnered with Parler what that meant is that he now owns part of it.

Good on him putting money where his mouth is.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at June 16, 2020 06:06 PM (GbPPJ)

479


It's all about electing Stupid Joe.

Kinda remarkable when you think about it.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at June 16, 2020 06:06 PM (lg/F7)

480 You know, I don't see any ads in the left sidebar. (I mean when not in "comments".) Usually they're there, and I think they're often Goolag ads.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 16, 2020 06:06 PM (ZbwAu)

481 Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 06:01 PM (ZLI7S)

Yup, it was created to be a means of communication where you could take out individual nodes, and still get a message through.

Dynamic routing, with automatic resends of packets if the packet is not acknowledged by the destination.

In case of Nuclear War.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 06:06 PM (NgKpN)

482 Sounds to me like the internet needs an alternative to Google ad services.

Posted by: mrp at June 16, 2020 06:07 PM (Pqytn)

483
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 16, 2020 05:54 PM (3H9h1)


The Marines are war gaming taking over the South China Sea islands and using them as an offensive base against China. w/rockets

They are giving their helicopters to the Army.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2020 06:07 PM (zO8oA)

484 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:04 PM (0/0/5)

Looks like it's actually 45 alc / vol

Nice Hash by the way.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:05 PM (l4C/z)

Ah yes. Zero month, zero day in the fifth year. It's like I'm in another dimension, maaaan!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:07 PM (0/0/5)

485 490

Which verses are appropriate right now?
Posted by: clutch at June 16, 2020 06:06 PM (9UmRs)

Lots from II Timothy, and Revelations. Mostly.

Posted by: tubal at June 16, 2020 06:07 PM (bCLt0)

486
If not already mentioned, Sundance at CTH makes a poignant observation:


"Apparently NBC has a self-admitted division within its news operation

that is specifically focused on eliminating any competition. To

accomplish this objective NBC requests Google to target and remove

revenue from their competition. An alignment of self-serving interest

based on ideology. This is only one example of an unlawful antitrust

violation."

Posted by: ShainS at June 16, 2020 06:07 PM (Xy+3q)

487 How many data centers would you have to physically seize by arms or destroy to neutralize a company like Google, hypothetically of course. And wouldn't this kind of planning already exist from Russians, Chinese etc? Wonder if any if that has been made public.

Posted by: RayardBock at June 16, 2020 06:08 PM (7/nK4)

488 498
Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 16, 2020 05:54 PM (3H9h1)


The Marines are war gaming taking over the South China Sea islands and using them as an offensive base against China. w/rockets

They are giving their helicopters to the Army.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2020 06:07 PM (zO8oA)

New look at riverine gunboats and China Marines?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:08 PM (l4C/z)

489 490 120 This is a spiritual battle not won with guns, but with the Word and prayer. Prepare every day. Satan is already defeated by the risen Christ. Have faith. Read scripture with belief.
Posted by: azalea city at June 16, 2020 05:09 PM

Which verses are appropriate right now?
Posted by: clutch at June 16, 2020 06:06 PM (9UmRs)

I'm gonna go with those "destruction of mine enemies" verses, like in Psalms

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:08 PM (0/0/5)

490 TOR and the Black Web is also an Op.

Just in case folks are thinking of trying it.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


Yep. TOR was developed by the Navy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 16, 2020 06:09 PM (++MjY)

491 475 "Actually, under the law, you can turn people away for their politics."

What does the law say about refusing to do business with dumbasses?
Posted by: f'd at June 16, 2020 06:02 PM (2yeLE)

Pretty sure there is an entire Race of Dumbasses, cause there sure seem to be a LOT of them.

So probably covered under Race.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 06:09 PM (NgKpN)

492 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakka_cuisine

Posted by: andycanuck at June 16, 2020 06:10 PM (TZi47)

493 Lurker Test Post

Posted by: SouthernDiva at June 16, 2020 06:10 PM (B8sug)

494 What IS NOT an " Op".

Posted by: tubal at June 16, 2020 06:10 PM (bCLt0)

495 502 How many data centers would you have to physically seize by arms or destroy to neutralize a company like Google, hypothetically of course. And wouldn't this kind of planning already exist from Russians, Chinese etc? Wonder if any if that has been made public.
Posted by: RayardBock at June 16, 2020 06:08 PM (7/nK4)

Think human assets, not material

Google has a lot of redundancy and failover in terms of hardware.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:10 PM (l4C/z)

496 Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo

Nah.
Combat engineers figuring out how to dewater behind the Three Gorges Dam.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2020 06:10 PM (u82oZ)

497 New look at riverine gunboats and China Marines?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:08 PM (l4C/z)

Sand Pebbles 2020?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 06:10 PM (NgKpN)

498 Trudeau.

That's actually a really good comparison. And it's hard to have less diplomatic credibility than Justin Trudeau.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 16, 2020 06:02 PM (6XLoz)


Except that they are so damn persistent.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2020 06:11 PM (zO8oA)

499 Pretty sure there is an entire Race of Dumbasses, cause there sure seem to be a LOT of them.

So probably covered under Race.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 06:09 PM (NgKpN)

They've been breeding like rabbits.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 16, 2020 06:11 PM (KTd/6)

500 TOR and the Black Web is also an Op.



Just in case folks are thinking of trying it.


As are the bbs and other forums. The entire internet is an op.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 16, 2020 06:11 PM (iZJ5K)

501 >>Yup, it was created to be a means of communication where you could take out individual nodes, and still get a message through.

>>Dynamic routing, with automatic resends of packets if the packet is not acknowledged by the destination.

>>In case of Nuclear War.

One of my favorite jobs was when I worked for a certain Bay area router company when this thing called the internet was starting to be talked about as a replacement for ARPANET. I literally had a ground floor view of the building of the initial internet backbone and learned from some of the smartest network engineers on the planet.

Things were moving so fast we had bi-weekly conference calls with a special group at HQ that ran a different code tree specifically for ISPs because they had such unique, large and growing demands and it wasn't unique to have new code spun up a couple times a week.

Fun times.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 06:11 PM (ZLI7S)

502 509 What IS NOT an " Op".
Posted by: tubal at June 16, 2020 06:10 PM (bCLt0)

Your friends, hopefully?
Your local gun store?

Do you have a dog? Dogs are awesome.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:11 PM (l4C/z)

503 Does this have anything to do with the Norks blowing up their Welcome Center with the South?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 06:11 PM (oVJmc)

504 If I'm not mistaken.... DARPA had a hand in developing the "Internet."

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 16, 2020 06:11 PM (3H9h1)

505 Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo

The Utah hub has redundancy in the nearby Govt. hub.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2020 06:11 PM (u82oZ)

506 The only thing the left does that I admire is protect their interests. We never do that.
Might be we see ourselves as individualists but at this point if we don't get our shit together and use resources we have around us we All go down.

Posted by: willow at June 16, 2020 06:12 PM (KLYUJ)

507 SouthernDiva you passed the test.
Welcome

Posted by: Skip at June 16, 2020 06:12 PM (6f16T)

508 Shit. Every time a right comments section gets closed (or requires registration) we get a flood of refugees.

Do we have a place where we can quarantine them for 40 days to see if they have cooties?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 16, 2020 06:12 PM (gd9RK)

509 Does Buffalo Trace mellow slow?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at June 16, 2020 06:12 PM (DMoow)

510 Just saying-- 60M Trump voters >>>> 36M Canadians

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 06:12 PM (oVJmc)

511 more likely the whole feint was designed to remove the comment sections for good. Didn't fit the narrative to let the goobers talk amongst themselves.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 06:05 PM (Kpl3J)

The problem with Google having that position is that it suggests to regulators they consider themselves to have edit authority with regard to commenters and thus who may advertise there as a result of violations...that is in complete defiance of the platform designation they have to maintained to Congress in order to have the existing platform designation luxury in its current form.

I think that concern, mostly quickly brought up by some rare grown up in the organization like legal counsel, that drove them to back down. The Federalist should have tested this de-platform warning as it would have been quite difficult for Google to defend it considering it counters one of their chief arguments to have that designation in the first place. But I get that The Federalist has no interest in being a guinea pig for the FCC here...so much more the pity.

Posted by: Boswell at June 16, 2020 06:13 PM (32YRo)

512 But seriously, abandon all dreams of true privacy and anonymity.

You'll be happier.

Make your contingencies based on the belief that anything electronic you do can or could be read by people.

Make moron friends in meatspace. It's good, it's smart, you can share drinks and beef too.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:13 PM (l4C/z)

513 What I want to know is, when Repubs appear on these networks, WHY ARE THEY POLITE?

They should be the sneeringest, most foulmouthed assholes to these networks' hosts that ever walked the face of the earth.

I would love to see someone give Don Lemon, Fredo and Brian Stetler the double finger, live on the air, then walk off. That should happen every time they have a conservative guest on.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 16, 2020 06:13 PM (L2ZTs)

514 >>If I'm not mistaken.... DARPA had a hand in developing the "Internet."


Initially. But then it was turned over to private companies. At least for the most part.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 06:13 PM (ZLI7S)

515 508
Lurker Test Post

Posted by: SouthernDiva at June 16, 2020 06:10 PM (B8sug)

You can't have just one. Stay a while. Stay forever.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 06:13 PM (KnJdm)

516 To accomplish this objective NBC requests Google to target and remove revenue from their competition. An alignment of self-serving interest based on ideology. This is only one example of an unlawful antitrust violation."

This is why Trump keeps saying things about "Concast".

Posted by: Ian S. at June 16, 2020 06:14 PM (6XLoz)

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Posted by: SouthernDiva at June 16, 2020 06:10 PM (B8sug)

You can't have just one. Stay a while. Stay forever.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 06:13 PM (KnJdm)

And ever and ever and ever and ever...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:14 PM (0/0/5)

518 509 Does Buffalo Trace mellow slow?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at June 16, 2020 06:12 PM (DMoow)

For me, yeah. Mild start, lovely slow finish, mellow and fruity with that great bourbon vanilla flavor.

Of all the bourbon I've tried it's the best cost/taste combo I've found.

But there are others who know far more than I do. I just started drinking bourbon last year or so.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:14 PM (l4C/z)

519 So, I trust those I can talk to, face to face, some of them, after reflection. Like what was done throughout almost all of Human History. That might work!!!!

Posted by: tubal at June 16, 2020 06:14 PM (bCLt0)

520 Combat engineers figuring out how to dewater behind the Three Gorges Dam.
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No one working on the plan will be allowed to own a black lab/s!

Posted by: andycanuck at June 16, 2020 06:14 PM (TZi47)

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Posted by: SouthernDiva at June 16, 2020 06:10 PM (B8sug)

You can't have just one. Stay a while. Stay forever.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 06:13 PM (KnJdm)

And ever and ever and ever and ever...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:14 PM (0/0/5)

One of us!
One of us!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:15 PM (l4C/z)

522 would love to see someone give Don Lemon, Fredo and Brian Stetler the double finger, live on the air, then walk off. That should happen every time they have a conservative guest on.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 16, 2020 06:13 PM (L2ZTs)

I'd like to slap Tater between a couple of Graham Wafers and toast him over an open fire.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 16, 2020 06:15 PM (KTd/6)

523 Shapiro is backed by Google. His content on YouTube managed by YouTube personnel. He has his own PR person there.

Posted by: SouthernDiva at June 16, 2020 06:15 PM (B8sug)

524 Mr. Peebles

Take over Canada! We can do it! Just like in Fallout I and II.

We'll need a warrior Prince as our new Governor General.

I nominate ace, first of his line.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 16, 2020 06:15 PM (u82oZ)

525 June 16, 2020 05:54 PM (3H9h1)


The Marines are war gaming taking over the South China Sea islands and using them as an offensive base against China. w/rockets

They are giving their helicopters to the Army.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2020 06:07 PM (zO8oA)

New look at riverine gunboats and China Marines?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:08 PM (l4C/z)
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https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020
/mar/30/marine-corps-cuts-helicopters-tanks-
possible-china/

https://tinyurl.com/ufwv2qm
https://preview.tinyurl.com/ufwv2qm


Posted by: Braenyard at June 16, 2020 06:15 PM (zO8oA)

526 So, I trust those I can talk to, face to face, some of them, after reflection.



As long as you

#wearthemask

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization at June 16, 2020 06:15 PM (iZJ5K)

527 513 What I want to know is, when Repubs appear on these networks, WHY ARE THEY POLITE?

They should be the sneeringest, most foulmouthed assholes to these networks' hosts that ever walked the face of the earth.

I would love to see someone give Don Lemon, Fredo and Brian Stetler the double finger, live on the air, then walk off. That should happen every time they have a conservative guest on.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 16, 2020 06:13 PM (L2ZTs)

You only get on the air once, if you do that.

Might be worth it. But not if your career is in publicity.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:16 PM (l4C/z)

528 Actually, under the law, you can turn people away for their politics.



Its not listed in the protected things like religion, sex, or race is.



Which is the problem.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:59 PM (NgKpN)


Not in certain jurisdictions, including Seattle, and I thought I recall CA, also listing political ideology as a protected class.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 06:16 PM (KnJdm)

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Posted by: SouthernDiva at June 16, 2020 06:10 PM (B8sug)

You can't have just one. Stay a while. Stay forever.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 06:13 PM (KnJdm)

And ever and ever and ever and ever...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:14 PM (0/0/5)

One of us!
One of us!
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:15 PM (l4C/z)

Imotehp!
Imotehp!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Pushing Irish into the Missouri at June 16, 2020 06:16 PM (xPJvm)

530 Just saying-- 60M Trump voters >>>> 36M Canadians
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Then we shall fight in the shade!
Molson's Labe!

Posted by: andycanuck at June 16, 2020 06:17 PM (TZi47)

531 518
509 Does Buffalo Trace mellow slow?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at June 16, 2020 06:12 PM (DMoow)



For me, yeah. Mild start, lovely slow finish, mellow and fruity with that great bourbon vanilla flavor.



Of all the bourbon I've tried it's the best cost/taste combo I've found.



But there are others who know far more than I do. I just started drinking bourbon last year or so.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:14 PM (l4C/z)
I enjoy Buffalo Trace. For me it does taste on the sweet side. As Mark pointed out, the cost/taste combo is good. It isn't too pricey.Makers Mark is another good one to try. About the same price point.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 16, 2020 06:17 PM (N39Ws)

532 Does Buffalo Trace mellow slow?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at June 16, 2020 06:12 PM (DMoow)

For me, yeah. Mild start, lovely slow finish, mellow and fruity with that great bourbon vanilla flavor.

I like it as a sipping bourbon. I also like Knob Creek.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 16, 2020 06:17 PM (KTd/6)

533 Posted by: Boswell at June 16, 2020 06:13 PM (32YRo)

In the US? correct.

In the EU, or China, or Russia, or India? no.

Google is deciding to play by their rules, not ours.

And they have enough lobbyists and lawyers to tie this up until after the election they wish to influence.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 06:17 PM (NgKpN)

534 There are a couple of conservative sites in which the comment sections are unreadable. The comments are juvenile , filled with trolls that immediately start a dog pile of fighting within commenters and the trolls and result in name calling and a back and forth that had nothing to do with the article itself. The Federalist was one and Breitbart is the other.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 16, 2020 06:17 PM (8KiFh)

535 514 >> My dad worked for NSA during this period. They had contracts with SUN, ATT, et. al.

He talked about Unix workstations "slaved" together to crack code. From all over the world... in 1985.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 16, 2020 06:17 PM (3H9h1)

536 The Federalist seems to have shut down comments in response to being demonetized by Google. It didn't take them long to take that knee.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 16, 2020 06:17 PM (nAiE/)

537 "Is this what journalists do?"

No.

It's what propagandists do.

Posted by: Flyover at June 16, 2020 06:17 PM (Rbu5d)

538 Actually, under the law, you can turn people away for their politics.

Its not listed in the protected things like religion, sex, or race is.

Which is the problem.
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 05:59 PM (NgKpN)

Well it is time to challenge that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 16, 2020 06:17 PM (85Gof)

539 Forget antitrust, let the censorship argument play out in court. The last thing these leftists want is for a 1A argument to go to the Supreme Court, oh wait

Posted by: Bat Fever at June 16, 2020 06:18 PM (GoF1c)

540
Ah yes. Zero month, zero day in the fifth year. It's like I'm in another dimension, maaaan!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo


Double naught spy!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 16, 2020 06:18 PM (aKsyK)

541 But, but the free market and since Google owns their boxcars we have no choice but to get in them!

Traveling to the east is fun! Plenty of work, food and showers.

Abolish Google before it's too late.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 16, 2020 06:18 PM (Z+IKu)

542 532
Does Buffalo Trace mellow slow?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at June 16, 2020 06:12 PM (DMoow)



For me, yeah. Mild start, lovely slow finish, mellow and fruity with that great bourbon vanilla flavor.



I like it as a sipping bourbon. I also like Knob Creek.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 16, 2020 06:17 PM (KTd/6)
+1 on Knob Creek as well.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 16, 2020 06:18 PM (N39Ws)

543 more likely the whole feint was designed to remove the comment sections
for good. Didn't fit the narrative to let the goobers talk amongst
themselves.



Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 06:05 PM (Kpl3J)

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Just the comment section? Sounds like NBC didn't like where this was going and backed off. For now.

Posted by: mrp at June 16, 2020 06:18 PM (Pqytn)

544 536 The Federalist seems to have shut down comments in response to being demonetized by Google. It didn't take them long to take that knee.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 16, 2020 06:17 PM (nAiE/)

Money talks.

They don't have the deep pockets of some lefty outlets.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:18 PM (l4C/z)

545 Just never let a Canadian pull your sweater over your head in a fist fight.

Posted by: Archer at June 16, 2020 06:19 PM (gmo/4)

546 >> My dad worked for NSA during this period. They had contracts with SUN, ATT, et. al.

>>He talked about Unix workstations "slaved" together to crack code. From all over the world... in 1985.

If you worked in the Valley during the 80s and 90s it was a pretty open secret that Gmen were everywhere.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 06:19 PM (ZLI7S)

547 MAE, my Mom tells me Old Forester makes a mint julep mix that is very good. I just got a nugget ice maker, and she said you just pour it over the ice.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at June 16, 2020 06:19 PM (DMoow)

548 Google basically admitted in 2016 that Trump won despite their best efforts.

Posted by: navybrat, largely at large at June 16, 2020 06:19 PM (w7KSn)

549 when does CWII start?

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 16, 2020 06:20 PM (FZYNt)

550 547 MAE, my Mom tells me Old Forester makes a mint julep mix that is very good. I just got a nugget ice maker, and she said you just pour it over the ice.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at June 16, 2020 06:19 PM (DMoow)

Should probably put the ice in a glass first.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at June 16, 2020 06:20 PM (0/0/5)

551 For expensive bourbons, I paid a little under a hundred for a bottle of Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength. It's about 136 proof, amazing flavor, just amazing. One once will stay with you for a long time.

But...not cheap.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:21 PM (l4C/z)

552
Not in certain jurisdictions, including Seattle, and I thought I recall CA, also listing political ideology as a protected class.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 16, 2020 06:16 PM (KnJdm)

Nope. Everything from military or vet status, to gender identity is protected.

But not political beliefs.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 16, 2020 06:21 PM (NgKpN)

553 Ooooh. like my hash. B8sug. Lurked here 10 years or more. Back when Alex was planning to start a podcast with Mr. Cochran. Luv you all. You keep me sane.

Posted by: SouthernDiva at June 16, 2020 06:21 PM (B8sug)

554 Just never let a Canadian pull your sweater over your head in a fist fight.
Posted by: Archer at June 16, 2020 06:19 PM (gmo/4)

Ha

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at June 16, 2020 06:21 PM (KTd/6)

555 Wonder if google ever noticed that only "black lives matter" is about as racist as you can be?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 16, 2020 06:22 PM (r+sAi)

556 Now I see the BLM phuckers are going after Stone Mountain. LOLGF. That's private property, not public property.

I remember them starting that when I was a little kid living in Adairsville. Dad had the Methodist church there back then.

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at June 16, 2020 06:22 PM (VcFUs)

557 Soooooo... time to start combing through NBC owned comment sections?

Posted by: Ben Sears at June 16, 2020 06:22 PM (xWn07)

558 The burning times clock ticks one more second closer to midnight

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 16, 2020 06:23 PM (M+Lyo)

559 547 MAE, my Mom tells me Old Forester makes a mint julep mix that is very good. I just got a nugget ice maker, and she said you just pour it over the ice.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at June 16, 2020 06:19 PM (DMoow)

I'll look for it.

I really like Old Fashioned, but I can't make them well at home, so here I just take it neat or with an ice cube

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:23 PM (l4C/z)

560 549 when does CWII start?

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 16, 2020 06:20 PM (FZYNt)



They said you would tell US.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2020 06:23 PM (oVJmc)

561 Nood

Posted by: Furious George at June 16, 2020 06:24 PM (9vQJW)

562 549 when does CWII start?
Posted by: Rick in SK at June 16, 2020 06:20 PM (FZYNt)

It has started.

The left is doing most of the fighting and shooting so far. We're in the early days of Ft. Sumter phase.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:24 PM (l4C/z)

563 Try "New Riff" Bourbon... it's not bad.

Speaking as a Bourbon country citizen with mucho experience in drinking.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 16, 2020 06:24 PM (3H9h1)

564 Last time Stones were here, Mick said he visited Stone Mountain. He said it should be Rolling Stones Mountain, funny

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at June 16, 2020 06:24 PM (DMoow)

565 Puttin' on the foil, coach!

Posted by: andycanuck at June 16, 2020 06:25 PM (TZi47)

566
Which verses are appropriate right now?
Posted by: clutch
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1 Samuel 17:45

And David saith unto the Philistine, 'Thou art coming unto me with sword, and with spear, and with buckler, and I am coming unto thee in the name of Jehovah of Hosts, God of the ranks of Israel, which thou hast reproached.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 16, 2020 06:25 PM (vOGqy)

567 544 536 The Federalist seems to have shut down comments in response to being demonetized by Google. It didn't take them long to take that knee.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at June 16, 2020 06:17 PM (nAiE/)

Money talks.

They don't have the deep pockets of some lefty outlets.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Free WA, Buy Ammo at June 16, 2020 06:18 PM (l4C/z)


When you are the monopolist, monopolies are GREAT!

Of course we will use our power to keep out competitive ideas.

It took a lot of work to own the nation's allowed and approved ideas. You somehow think we are giving up this power without a nasty, below the belt fight?

You really are stupid, aren't you?

Posted by: Google Management Team at June 16, 2020 06:25 PM (sy5kK)

568 I have a technical idea on how to get around Google using encrypted peer to peer communications.

I need to think on this. It would be similar to that concept the Gab guys came up with to allow comments on web sites without being on the website itself.

But it would be better if the web sites themselves bought into the concept and used it for their comment section.

Just thinking out loud, but I think you could get around the Google policing of comments because the web site wouldn't have a comment section at all.

The key though is a distributed system. That is where all of the power of Google, Amazon, etc come from. They own the data centers so they can dictate who can and can't use the internet.

I am fascinated by the technical capability that they are using in Hong Kong, where messaging is passing organically through bluetooth connection and the internet is never used.

You have to treat this as a fight against an authoritarian dictatorship, which is usually won through distributed resistance.

Ironic that while the left is in the midst of armed rebellion, the right also needs to build a resistance movement.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 16, 2020 06:26 PM (5p7BC)

569 The Internet itself is managed by ICANN and several tier 1 providers who provide the basic backbone for traversing the web.

It's a multi-corporation peering agreement without any government oversight.

You get in the internet by paying your local provider, who routes you to the nearest tier1

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 16, 2020 06:28 PM (wgmJy)

570 Last time Stones were here, Mick said he visited Stone Mountain. He said it should be Rolling Stones Mountain, funny
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie
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Stone Mountain will soon be defaced.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 16, 2020 06:29 PM (vOGqy)

571 >>It's a multi-corporation peering agreement without any government oversight.

Some are multi-company, some are bi-lateral, some are free and some fee based.

After leaving the router company I helped found a company that did interconnection and peering along with hosting network gear. An industry that only started because of the breakup of ATT where it was all previously done.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2020 06:36 PM (ZLI7S)

572 It can't happen here
They said it couldn't happen here....


?

Posted by: FZ at June 16, 2020 06:39 PM (JjL7e)

573 How to fight the censorship. Rule one do not wrestle in the comments sections of NBC and CNN. Your IQ drops a point with each post. Instead help get the written articles out via email, shit mail some through regular postal means. How ironic would it be for final death blow to NBC and CNN that a bunch of luddites used written word and old school mediums to make sure the message was passed. Work with friends to share costs of paywalls for conservative sites and share the messages./
On FB be sure to like each post by the conservatives like Candace Owens and the recent spate of black conservatives posting compelling messages at some risk to themselves. Share with people you trust and not blasted to all friends or you run risk of being fired for your opinions. The like feature is more effective as it drives their content higher in the pecking order. Time is short for all of us. Leave the comments mud bath for the dumbass manbun wearing rubes who think that will persuade anyone.

Posted by: brad at June 16, 2020 06:39 PM (75nH5)

574 Center for Countering Digital Hate Ltd., a UK company, is pushing this. How much do you want to bet that Soros money is behind it?

Posted by: filbert at June 16, 2020 06:52 PM (NiXyF)

575 I remember them pulling exactly this same crap at just about this same time, 4 years ago.

Posted by: Texican ette at June 16, 2020 06:58 PM (1+Jak)

576 Guns....lots of Guns.

Posted by: Don at June 16, 2020 07:00 PM (CT2ag)

577 more likely the whole feint was designed to remove the comment sections for good. Didn't fit the narrative to let the goobers talk amongst themselves.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2020 06:05 PM (Kpl3J)

Their comment section was dominated by a lot of left wingers, a lot like Hot Air is now despite some die hards, and the demise of NRO's comment section some four or five years ago. Its not like here - nothing is like here right now that I have seen.

Posted by: Boswell at June 16, 2020 07:24 PM (32YRo)

578 There are a couple of conservative sites in which the comment sections are unreadable. The comments are juvenile , filled with trolls that immediately start a dog pile of fighting within commenters and the trolls and result in name calling and a back and forth that had nothing to do with the article itself. The Federalist was one and Breitbart is the other.
Posted by: Jen the original

Which is why you should never feed the trolls, or wrestle with pigs. You'll both get dirty and the pigs like it.

Posted by: idlan at June 16, 2020 07:26 PM (SpDo4)

579 they said they censored them because of the comment section, but have the read any left-wing site's comment section? Outs the most vile shit there is, especially against blacks who don't toe their line.

Thank goodness Ace corp only deals in moderately used prostitute linens, so they won't be hurt by this.

Posted by: Rbastid at June 16, 2020 08:02 PM (uTEdS)

580 just want to point out that Ace, like the frothing maniac that he has recently become, not only predicted that National Review wouldn't say anything about this, then included one of NR's staff writer's tweets attacking it without noting that he was wrong (or that he regularly shits on this guy as a purported 'cuck'), and didn't link to david harsanyi's blistering excoriation of it.

all in a day for a guy who's more or less just bid farewell to intellectual charity, because whatever cuck cuck cuckity cuck etc.

Posted by: that guy who remembers all the way back from The Fray at June 16, 2020 08:12 PM (Z2oju)

581 >"National Review will be completely silent about this"

>everyone at NR comes out guns blazing about this bullshit

>silence from ace

Posted by: that guy who remembers all the way back from The Fray at June 16, 2020 08:14 PM (Z2oju)

582 557 Soooooo... time to start combing through NBC owned comment sections?

And cancel cable and Hulu.

Posted by: Wendy at June 16, 2020 08:39 PM (wZWN/)

583 If I'm not mistaken.... DARPA had a hand in developing the "Internet."

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Civilly Disobedient at June 16, 2020 06:11 PM



They got all their directions from me of course.

Posted by: Al Gore at June 16, 2020 09:36 PM (G/mW5)

584 The long, long list is only ten or so websites in an Excel spreadsheet. Is there another list somewhere else?

Posted by: Crassus at June 16, 2020 10:26 PM (b0sxG)

585 I'm sure there will be 1,000 articles by all the "libertarians" telling us why big companies should be allowed to use their power to crush competition for a partner a partner organization. Maybe double the amount if they bring up that "it's not crushing free speech if it's not the government" ignoring how these companies are doing it because it's the government who provides them the protection to do so.


Either decide if you want the freedom to censor right wing sites, and anyone critical of China, or keep your 230 protection, you only get one.

Posted by: Rbastid at June 17, 2020 12:16 AM (uTEdS)

586 They need to stomp out any sites that have wide open comment sections.

All they are doing is driving conservatives underground. Setting themselves up for yet another nasty surprise.

Posted by: Inevitability at June 17, 2020 02:03 AM (cTiTg)

587 Wouldn't it be sad if The Federalist got cancelled the way they cancelled one of their writers for her non-pc speak?

Posted by: squid_hunt at June 17, 2020 07:43 AM (Ectld)

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