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Adam Schiff Demands Tech Monopolies Impose Further Censorship On the Dissenters and the Democrat Party's Enemies

Adam Schiff demands Amazon and FaceBook censor even more dissent. This is the government demanding that monopolist corporations impose censorship that the government is -- or was, at least -- forbidden to impose itself.

And the NeverTrump corporate shills will continue existing Muh Corporations Can Do Whatever They Want.


Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is pressing Amazon and Facebook to address the spread of COVID-19 misinformation, accusing the tech giants of "directly profiting from the sensationalism of antivaccine misinformation."

"We cannot allow the rapid and dangerous spread of anti-vaccine marketing and misinformation to keep Americans from the valid, factual information they need to protect themselves from this virus," Schiff wrote to the companies in letters shared by his office Thursday.

Schiff's letter is part of an ongoing push from congressional Democrats and the Biden administration for tech giants to accelerate efforts to remove misinformation about vaccines and the coronavirus.

I'd like to point something important out:

A monopoly corporation is the Democrat Party's best friend.

Why? Because the monopoly can and should be broken up or limited by the government. And they know that.

The monopoly, therefore, is always in the situation of having to execute the orders of its Democrat masters, otherwise they will take the leash off the DOJ and impose restrictions on the monopoly.

They have nothing to fear from Republicans -- who are easily bought off with chump-change campaign contributions.

They know that Democrats do not come so cheaply. Especially because Democrats are getting paid off by monied interests through many streams of income.

The Democrats must be paid off with action. Political action.

Censorship and protection for the Democrat Party.

Tolerated monopolies, therefore, are a clear and present danger to liberty-loving conservatives and to the Republic itself. They are tolerated by the Democrat Ruling Class only so long as they serve the Democrat Ruling Class.

They are precariously positioned and they know it. Democrats frequently remind them of how precarious their positions are by occasionally suggesting they might break them up.

Therefore, they do whatever is necessary to keep the Democrat Party appeased.

These illegal monopolies, temporarily and contingently tolerated by the left, are rich and powerful -- and compromised due to their status as barely-tolerated monopolies, and easily commanded by the political left to do the political left's bidding.

As long as these illegal behemoths exist, they will be used by the Ruling Class as a weapon against the people. There is no actual free republic so long as the politically left effectively controls what we can say and hear by controlling these compromised leviathans.

We must act against them. Only when they are brought into proper legal status -- their monopoly status publicly acknowledged and their power and reach suitably limited -- will they no longer be pawns of the left to use against us.

But hey, the GOP and Conservative, Inc. like getting money from them (and Conservative, Inc. really likes lying to readers about taking money from them) so ignore everything in this post. The regime of tolerated and compromised monopolies restricting freedoms of the right by the left will continue indefinitely because Conservative, Inc. bought houses they can't afford without the monthly stipend from Google.

Update: Fascist corporatism is here.

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Posted by: Ace at 12:28 PM




Comments

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1 Afternoon, Ace.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2021 11:28 AM (kTF2Z)

2 This is going to be another rage headache day, isn't it?

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 10, 2021 11:28 AM (Ez6QX)

3 I called em.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2021 11:28 AM (kTF2Z)

4 can schiff just DIAF already?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 10, 2021 11:29 AM (8D42x)

5 not sponge

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 10, 2021 11:29 AM (LvTSG)

6 This is what happens when you allow an election to be stolen.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at September 10, 2021 11:29 AM (5kI0z)

7 This is going to be another rage headache day, isn't it?
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 10, 2021 11:28 AM (Ez6QX)

is it time to start drinking yet?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM (8D42x)

8 In Ace's essay "Democrat" = Uniparty

Posted by: Kevin McCarthy loves him big fat Google checks at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM (YlR9F)

9 I know it's always darkest before dawn but hoo boy, I'm not seeing a sliver of anything good in our future.

Posted by: IC at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM (hV9ir)

10 4 can schiff just DIAF already?
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 10, 2021 11:29 AM (8D42x)

It'll be hard to hang his corpse upside-down afterwards.

Posted by: Roy at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM (Ti+Tv)

11 This is almost textbook corporatism. It isn't quite fascism because the threat for non-compliance is breakup rather than nationalization, but we're splitting a pretty fine hair there.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM (3p5uk)

12 The monopoly, therefore, is always in the situation of having to execute the orders of its Democrat masters, otherwise they will take the leash off the DOJ and impose restrictions on the monopoly.

They have nothing to fear from Republicans -- who are easily bought off with chump-change campaign contributions.

.......

Spot on, Ace!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM (CjFDo)

13 This anti-monopoly talk is heresy.

Posted by: Jim Jordan's Magic Google Underwear at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM (dynG0)

14 what the fuck though is vaccine misinformation.

It seems like there's a daily rolling gist of what you can and can't say online and that's about it.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM (ZZK0E)

15 You have to wonder sometimes, "what are they so afraid of."

Posted by: sidney at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM (LJJah)

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Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 10, 2021 11:31 AM (yQpMk)

17 The Democrats must be paid off with action. Political action.

Censorship and protection for the Democrat Party.



We've got to get to the bottom of this!

Posted by: Lindsey Graham, who likes to get to the bottom of things at September 10, 2021 11:31 AM (YlR9F)

18 what the fuck though is vaccine misinformation.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM (ZZK0E)

CDC.gov is a pretty reliable source.

Posted by: flounder at September 10, 2021 11:31 AM (KnJdm)

19 >>> A monopoly corporation is the Democrat Party's best friend.
Why? Because the monopoly can and should be broken up or limited by the government. And they know that.


This applies the same to every other type of deviant and ne'er do well known to man.

The leftist-controlled government is just a protection racket for a never-ending freakshow.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 10, 2021 11:31 AM (Yh0oe)

20 Schiff ever done anything not pure dirtbag?

Posted by: klaftern at September 10, 2021 11:31 AM (r4sI4)

21 Lollipop, lollipop, o-oh lolly lollipop

Posted by: Adam Schiff at September 10, 2021 11:32 AM (v0R5T)

22 In case anyone wasn't aware, we are at war with China and have been for over a year. The press won't report it.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at September 10, 2021 11:32 AM (5kI0z)

23 Libertarians 5 years from now: "it's perfectly constitutional as long as the gulags are owned and operated by a private company."

https://bit.ly/2YBmcbG

Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 11:32 AM (UW2ZS)

24 Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is pressing Amazon and Facebook to address the spread of COVID-19 misinformation, accusing the tech giants of "directly profiting from the sensationalism of antivaccine misinformation."

**

My favorite part is where they admitted a few months ago that the "antivaxxine misinformation" folks were the most informed population.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at September 10, 2021 11:32 AM (9ULwW)

25 I mean, I got vaxxed, I got a breakthrough delta session anyway.

am I walking misinformation?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:32 AM (ZZK0E)

26 I know it's always darkest before dawn but hoo boy, I'm not seeing a sliver of anything good in our future.
Posted by: IC

TJM is gonna be a Male Stripper !

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:32 AM (arJlL)

27 Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is pressing Amazon and Facebook to address the spread of COVID-19 misinformation, accusing the tech giants of "directly profiting from the sensationalism of antivaccine misinformation."


Adam! Adam! Adam!
Quaker is pushing horse food as a human breakfast item!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 11:32 AM (OCTRt)

28 i just want to live long enough to all these fucker fry...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 10, 2021 11:32 AM (8D42x)

29 Schiff is a disgrace to his religion

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (GPwVZ)

30 This is the government demanding that monopolist corporations impose censorship that the government is -- or was, at least -- forbidden to impose itself.

Isn't this more or less the textbook definition of Fascism?

Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (5NkmN)

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Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (9ULwW)

32 Hiya Ace !

Happy Friday !

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (arJlL)

33 Delete your FB account now. Easy peasy. Trust me - life will go on without it.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (Xrfse)

34 what the fuck though is vaccine misinformation.

It seems like there's a daily rolling gist of what you can and can't say online and that's about it.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM


Whatever we say it is, serf.

Posted by: Your Democrat Overlords at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (m+jkK)

35 am I walking misinformation?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:32 AM (ZZK0E)

Good point. Get on the cart.

Posted by: flounder at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (KnJdm)

36 This is going to be another rage headache day, isn't it?
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 10, 2021 11:28 AM (Ez6QX)

is it time to start drinking yet?
Posted by: SturmToddler


There's a time to stop?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (OCTRt)

37 what the fuck though is vaccine misinformation.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM (ZZK0E)


Anything other than "this vaccine is the safest thing ever and every human being on the planet should be eager to get it" is misinformation.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 10, 2021 11:34 AM (CRmS8)

38 Libertarians 5 years from now: "it's perfectly constitutional as long as the gulags are owned and operated by a private company."

https://bit.ly/2YBmcbG
Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 11:32 AM (UW2ZS)

and leave my pot alone...

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Posted by: Jim Jordan's Magic Google Underwear at September 10, 2021 11:34 AM (dynG0)

40 well, I was wondering what the leftoids controlling biden would do when their idiocy started damaging them. Their flailing is becoming dangerous for everyone. If only we didn't live in a mono-party dictatorship. Damn, I remember the days before 9-11. America used to be cool af

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:34 AM (ZZK0E)

41 One of the bigger hypocrites is Jordan. He's promised to do something about the censorship for a few years but somehow nothing ever happens.

He's got good optics. That lack of a business suit, sleeves rolled up like a worker on the line. . . it's bullshit.

He's just Crenshaw with two eyes. Talks like a man of the little people but his actual actions and desires are completely opposite.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 10, 2021 11:34 AM (nzLi4)

42 30 This is the government demanding that monopolist corporations impose censorship that the government is -- or was, at least -- forbidden to impose itself.

Isn't this more or less the textbook definition of Fascism?
Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (5NkmN)

Yes, because when the Company does comply with the Government order, they are an agent of the State.

But the very idea that we have any actual Rights? is so last Millenium.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 10, 2021 11:34 AM (oHd/0)

43 That's an outstanding price on the upper, btw.

Especially considering the BATF is likely going to be requiring those to have paperwork and go through dealers since they'll be counted as "receivers" soon.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at September 10, 2021 11:34 AM (9ULwW)

44 My only suggestion would be to find a local shop that has some of those evil 80% lowers. And pay cash.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (9ULwW)



Yeah. For me, I'm on so many lists it doesn't matter.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 10, 2021 11:34 AM (yQpMk)

45 what the fuck though is vaccine misinformation.



It's approved.
Extensive safety trials.
No side effects.
No baby parts.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 11:34 AM (OCTRt)

46 Every time I feel like I've finalized my hierarchy of hatred, one of these assholes pops up and forces me to reconsider.

Dammit. Gotta stop using pen.

Posted by: Mitch Hedberg at September 10, 2021 11:34 AM (KbCG3)

47 Private ownership, government control. Hmmmm, if only there was a term for this.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2021 11:35 AM (kTF2Z)

48 Oh, you can still post anti vax stuff on Facebook. You have to link to the actual medical studies and journals on the subject. So far, they haven't removed any of those. But if I link to a story that links to those medical reports, that will get tagged.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 10, 2021 11:35 AM (5HBd1)

49 The Democrat Party is NOT wearing its mask!

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 11:35 AM (XHhHI)

50 "This is going to be another rage headache day, isn't it?"


Already there my friend, already there.

Posted by: Shinjinrui at September 10, 2021 11:36 AM (Gb130)

51
Yeah. For me, I'm on so many lists it doesn't matter.

**

Oh, sure, we all are. Heck, probably posting here has done it.

But it's not a bad idea to have a couple of those regardless.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at September 10, 2021 11:36 AM (9ULwW)

52 My only suggestion would be to find a local shop that has some of those evil 80% lowers. And pay cash.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Yeah. For me, I'm on so many lists it doesn't matter.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)


I guess those cop shops shouldn't have had all those "No Questions Asked" gun buy backs, huh?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 11:36 AM (OCTRt)

53 My brother who lives in the Bay Area, not Burbank, says Adam Schiff is a patriot.
This is why we can't have nice family dinners.

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2021 11:36 AM (v0R5T)

54 > I mean, I got vaxxed, I got a breakthrough delta session anyway.

My wife is fully vaxxed, she got Covid from someone else who was also fully vaxxed.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 11:37 AM (UW2ZS)

55 Dammit G'rump. I didn't need one of those uppers, and sure didn't WANT one. But at $300...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at September 10, 2021 11:37 AM (9ULwW)

56 other vax misinformation is who isn't getting vaxxed.

they want it to be the stereotypical gop voter but a lot of phD's and blax aren't doing that and they're the core of the dnc.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:37 AM (ZZK0E)

57 i just want to live long enough to all these fucker fry...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 10, 2021 11:32 AM (8D42x)
================

"Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?"

Posted by: George Patton says it'll never happen, unless we make it happen at September 10, 2021 11:37 AM (zvyFq)

58 One of the bigger hypocrites is Jordan. He's promised to do something about the censorship for a few years but somehow nothing ever happens.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 10, 2021 11:34 AM (nzLi4)
---
Almost as feckless as Gowdy, in the end.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 11:37 AM (XHhHI)

59 "Only when they are brought into proper legal status -- their monopoly status publicly acknowledged and their power and reach suitably limited -- will they no longer be pawns of the left to use against us."

Even when their monopoly status is public, there are still problems - look at how Newsom treats PG&E in CA, for example. That said, this is an absolutely necessary first step in fixing this problem.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at September 10, 2021 11:37 AM (mdjgu)

60 My wife is fully vaxxed, she got Covid from someone else who was also fully vaxxed.

**

That's Science.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at September 10, 2021 11:37 AM (9ULwW)

61 Found this comment at TheHill:

I knew Adam in high school - lets just say he was NOT allowed near children's playgrounds in town. But of course - his daddy bought his way out of trouble.

Posted by: SMOD at September 10, 2021 11:38 AM (RHGPo)

62 48 Oh, you can still post anti vax stuff on Facebook. You have to link to the actual medical studies and journals on the subject. So far, they haven't removed any of those. But if I link to a story that links to those medical reports, that will get tagged.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at September 10, 2021 11:35 AM (5HBd1)

But will any one else see them? I know for a FACT that things I've posted have been shadow banned... ie none of my friends would see it on their timeline.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 10, 2021 11:38 AM (oHd/0)

63 Something about bundled sticks, or some such, it's just right there, can't quite grok it.

Also, I had no idea that a short faggot was slang for a bundle of sticks or that sticks and faggotry were associated in any way.

The more you learn.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 10, 2021 11:38 AM (bnkLv)

64 Delete your FB account now.

************

I deleted all social media over a year ago. The only time I'm remotely tempted to sign up again is when a friend sends me a social link that has a login block where I can only see it if I register an account again.

Lolz GFY social media

Posted by: The Maskless Ranger at September 10, 2021 11:38 AM (hQVBP)

65 i just want to live long enough to all these fucker fry...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 10, 2021 11:32 AM (8D42x)
---
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Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 11:38 AM (XHhHI)

66 well, yeah it's facism, when the left spent the last 5 years gaslighting themselves about nasis in america, they didn't mean they were opposed to you know...they just meant they hated people who opposed them. Saw a great quote, the only thing those words mean in practice is "marked for death".

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:39 AM (ZZK0E)

67 I know nothing about the last era of trust-busting in America. It was a long-ass time ago, right? I'm sure we have morons who can fill us in with some good quality summarized history. Maybe we can learn something useful.

Posted by: At No Time Was John Weaver In The Physical Presence Of gp at September 10, 2021 11:39 AM (qpX6U)

68 Eventually, conservatives will be banned from public discourse. Their sites shut down, their blogs erased, and their Internet limited. It's going to happen sooner than you think.

Looking back, the Internet is arguably the reason America is collapsing.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 10, 2021 11:39 AM (XSRBF)

69 This is going to be another rage headache day, isn't it?
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 10, 2021 11:28 AM (Ez6QX)

is it time to start drinking yet?
Posted by: SturmToddler

There's a time to stop?
Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (OCTRt)
eh, good point. time to open a new bottle of wine

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 10, 2021 11:39 AM (8D42x)

70 I bet you will be able to sell one of those $300 uppers for $1000 in a few months...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at September 10, 2021 11:39 AM (9ULwW)

71 I always wished that Trump had attempted to put all his energy into breaking these fucks up. Ignore the wall, kill big tech. Not that he could possibly have gotten anywhere, except maybe exposing to more Americans who/what the GOP really is.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at September 10, 2021 11:40 AM (wAnMi)

72 Fkin Fascists have to go to Hell

Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 10, 2021 11:40 AM (2XBPR)

73 Big Tech == Big Media == Democrat Party == US Government == International Organizations == NGOs

They're all facets of the same enormous, shitty diamond.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 10, 2021 11:40 AM (3p5uk)

74 There's nothing like rubbing my groin on college boys while we're on the wrasslin' mats.

Posted by: Jim Jordan's Magic Google Underwear at September 10, 2021 11:40 AM (dynG0)

75 What is this FB account you speak of?

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2021 11:40 AM (Kx3kq)

76 I got new uppers and lowers when my real ones rotted out.

Posted by: Hunter Biden, Artiste at September 10, 2021 11:41 AM (v0R5T)

77 >>>I deleted all social media over a year ago.


Good advice for every conservative, IMO.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at September 10, 2021 11:41 AM (XSRBF)

78 Got benefits packet from new job.

The changes in benefits will effectively be another $6,000 raise on top of the 20% raise I'm already getting (plus a yearly 10% bonus).

Yeah, there's no way in hell I'm staying at this company. I'm outa here.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 10, 2021 11:42 AM (LvTSG)

79 Yeah for what it's worth I deleted facebook and twitter.

Didn't change much for me. People can't comment thru any page and I can't follow folks on twitter (I only followed Ace and Schlicter) but I can go to their thread whenever I want.

I get nagged by twitter all the time to sign up. I just laugh and laugh and laugh.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 10, 2021 11:42 AM (nzLi4)

80 Watched Chernobyl a while back. One of the first things they did was shut off phone service to prevent the spread of "misinformation."

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2021 11:42 AM (kTF2Z)

81 well, trump got rolled every which way, eh? From Hawaiian judges to gop advisors who gave him Rosenstein to the Obama generals who support liberal looters over americans. Sessions failed to clear the DOJ and then congress passed mega spending bills.

it's like ace says here, the gop doesn't care. They let themselves become illegal and unhirable

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:42 AM (ZZK0E)

82 Just heard about

"Mobile vaccination vans."

Ohkay...

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 11:42 AM (kJgh9)

83 Ugh. More economic ignorance compounded by cultural brain washing. I like Ace, but this stuff is hard to take.

A lot of people assume "monopolies = bad", because they were taught that from birth. And monopolies must = bad, right? Because we have laws against them.

Well, we had a constitutional amendment against alcohol consumption, too.
Therefore alcohol consumption must = bad, right? The government said so, therefore it must be so.

The monopolies most people complain about are government-supported monopolies. That is, Congress often crafts legislation "setting regulations on the monopoly", but those regulations also apply to any company seeking to compete against the monopoly. Since Congress only crafts the legislation after the monopoly is large and powerful, the monopoly is eager for those regulations to be passed, because the monopoly can easily afford to comply. Yet, upstart competitors now find that in addition to all the other factors working against a new entrant to the market, they have additional barriers artificially setup by government. Thus, government regulation of monopolies often strangles competition before it can even begin.

Posted by: Andy Stern at September 10, 2021 11:43 AM (pAI+i)

84 Best of Luck, James Monroe !

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:43 AM (arJlL)

85 The LA Times is garbage and needs to be sued-

https://tinyurl.com/de5c8u5h

Posted by: redridinghood at September 10, 2021 11:43 AM (NpAcC)

86 Most people fail to recognize the fact that there are thousands of natural monopolies operating right now, because they're small and niche. I worked for a company for 15 years that was a monopoly. They were the only company in the world building and selling control systems for a specific type of manufacturing process. Even when they got a competitor, it was a guy who quit the company to start his own and copy their product.

That monopoly never employed more than 52 people and it's biggest grossing year was $8M in sales. And their profit margin was pretty small, let me tell you. But there was no need to "break them up", because they weren't doing anything to stop someone from trying to compete. They weren't in bed with government.

Government cronyism is the problem, not "monopolies". And those on the American political Right would do well to educate themselves on basic economics, because insisting on breaking up natural monopolies is the same thing as demanding feudalism. It's anti-American.

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Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 10, 2021 11:43 AM (yQpMk)

88 Whenever I shit my pants, I demand Dr. Jill read my entrails. "Let's play Oracle," I yell. Dr. Jill gets real mad. But she plays, because I wipe it on the walls if she doesn't. It's good to be the president.

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 10, 2021 11:43 AM (QU5/8)

89 Got benefits packet from new job.

The changes in benefits will effectively be another $6,000 raise on top of the 20% raise I'm already getting (plus a yearly 10% bonus).

Yeah, there's no way in hell I'm staying at this company. I'm outa here.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

TJM, congratulations!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 11:44 AM (OCTRt)

90 weird how guys like Schiff are mostly only concerned about this virus but not the one he spreads.

Posted by: x at September 10, 2021 11:44 AM (oA+QO)

91 Just heard about

"Mobile vaccination vans."

**

For chemicals that have to be kept at -74 degrees.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) The booster shots are unchanged doses for COVID-2019. It's 2021. at September 10, 2021 11:44 AM (nMXLX)

92 Fkin Fascists have to go to Hell
Posted by: Skip's Phone at September 10, 2021 11:40 AM (2XBPR)
---
These people have parroted and accommodated the value of one of God's greatest creations and have totally perverted it.

I'd expect that they are bigger hypocrites than Hitler. Especially if their target actually is in the billions.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 11:44 AM (XHhHI)

93 Schiff is a bad man. Very, very bad.

https://youtu.be/VN29X2HCKpU

Posted by: Babu Bhatt at September 10, 2021 11:44 AM (4I/2K)

94 Well if the GOP had a single member worth anything, they'd be relentlessly and vituperatively attacking Schiff personally for his idiotic, outrageous lies about "RUSSIA!", noting that he has no understanding of the virus or vaccination, and denouncing - and providing details - of the misinformation pushed by the CDC - on masks, on the vaccine that's actually a therapeutic prophylactic, on the damage and utter worthlessness of all the interventions that have been imposed.

But on the national level, bupkis. Rand Paul occasionally takes a swipe at the preposterous, vile figure of Fauci, usually on the secondary issue of origins and Chy-nah. Scattered congressmen react to isolated aspects of things. DeSantis actually occasionally touches on the science, and how it does not support anything the feds and other states are doing.

The firewall of cartoonish propaganda that has replaced a press needs to be broken. The farcical CDC - and now FDA - need to be trashed and confronted constantly, openly, challenged to defend their ridiculous guidance.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 10, 2021 11:44 AM (OTzUX)

95 Posted by: Andy Stern at September 10, 2021 11:43 AM (pAI+i)

If this is not parody, it should be.

Posted by: flounder at September 10, 2021 11:44 AM (KnJdm)

96 82 Just heard about

"Mobile vaccination vans."

Ohkay...
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 11:42 AM (kJgh9)

With Active Duty Military 'Support Teams'?

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 10, 2021 11:44 AM (oHd/0)

97 Just heard about

"Mobile vaccination vans."

Ohkay...
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 11:42 AM


Now I'm not saying that tailpipe bananas and tire irons should be involved, but I'd understand if they were.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 10, 2021 11:44 AM (m+jkK)

98 I gotta say, I'm glad I played so many Cyberpunk RPGs growing up. Good training for what's to come.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 10, 2021 11:45 AM (XvPQV)

99 I think Andi is concerned

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 11:45 AM (kJgh9)

100 We cannot allow the rapid and dangerous spread of anti-vaccine marketing and misinformation to keep Americans from the valid, factual information they need to protect themselves from this virus," Schiff wrote to the companies in letters shared by his office Thursday.


This is what is evil. They can be fascists, but speak as if they are trying to keep people safe.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 10, 2021 11:45 AM (y1UMU)

101 And the CDC has made huge efforts to prevent people from gathering in person at churches, or cook-outs etc to exchange information directly without having to sneak it past the tech oligarchs censors.

The country should be up in arms, but the dopamine hits from getting likes and retweets seems to be a damn good SOMA. I don't like this Brave New World that is being created.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 10, 2021 11:45 AM (pxVvf)

102 30 This is the government demanding that monopolist corporations impose censorship that the government is -- or was, at least -- forbidden to impose itself.

Isn't this more or less the textbook definition of Fascism?

Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (5NkmN)


I recall from my ECON 101 textbook, "Privately owned means of production with authoritarian state control".

Posted by: Javems at September 10, 2021 11:46 AM (xgBZ9)

103 I knew we were in trouble when he remained in charge of the committee. And was one of those selected to get the briefings from the IC.

He's the snitch, the rat, the traitor the liar. And yet he prospers and those worth 20 of him rot in jail.

I'd almost be glad to see the country bombed back into the stone age.

That's such a diametrically opposite of my position for all of my life until recently. Now? C'mon China. Drop some nukes. Put us out of our misery.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 10, 2021 11:46 AM (nzLi4)

104
"I'll take Totalitarianism, for $20, Alex."


"The answer is, 'Government Directing Big Business.'"


"What is Fascism, Alex."

Posted by: davidt at September 10, 2021 11:46 AM (N/iqz)

105 95 Posted by: Andy Stern at September 10, 2021 11:43 AM (pAI+i)

If this is not parody, it should be.
Posted by: flounder



Shhh, he's got an angle.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at September 10, 2021 11:46 AM (ifUkZ)

106 I recall from my ECON 101 textbook, "Privately owned means of production with authoritarian state control".

-

from the last 5 years, I thought the definition was "gives speeches to crowds" that's how you know biden's not a fassy

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:47 AM (ZZK0E)

107 I deleted all social media over a year ago

I found it to be painless. I also found that deep-sixing the inane ignorance on display was a godsend.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 10, 2021 11:47 AM (Xrfse)

108 SERENITY NOW! SERENITY NOW!

Nope. Doesn't work on democrat induced rage headaches.

Bourbon it is, then.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 10, 2021 11:47 AM (S7E0s)

109
Now I'm not saying that tailpipe bananas and tire irons should be involved, but I'd understand if they were.

-----


That's a terrible idea.

Posted by: Just Lily at September 10, 2021 11:47 AM (wtorT)

110 Dave Rubin points out he was banned from Twitter for saying Biden wants a federal mandate for vaccines and that vaccinated people are getting and transmitting Covid.

https://bit.ly/3z0L5tY

Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 11:47 AM (UW2ZS)

111 I agree with Schiff.. We shouldn't allow false information regarding covid... Therefore no one should be allowed to say the vaccine works or that people who had covid are more likely to get it again and hydroxychloroquine doesn't work

Posted by: It's me donna at September 10, 2021 11:47 AM (L91xj)

112 can you believe we still have 3.4 years left of this presidency?

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:47 AM (ZZK0E)

113 Government cronyism is the problem, not "monopolies". And those on the American political Right would do well to educate themselves on basic economics, because insisting on breaking up natural monopolies is the same thing as demanding feudalism. It's anti-American.
Posted by: Andy Stern at September 10, 2021 11:43 AM (pAI+i)

This is a very interesting and salient point. The nuance that's missed is the government cronyism part. I touched on it tangentially with my PG&E example, but you make that much clearer with yours.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at September 10, 2021 11:48 AM (mdjgu)

114 "We cannot allow the rapid and dangerous spread of anti-vaccine marketing and misinformation to keep Americans from the valid, factual information ..."

Somebody please tell Schiff that nobody is "keeping" folks from browsing cdc.gov or whatever other "valid" sources he prefers.

Posted by: At No Time Was John Weaver In The Physical Presence Of gp at September 10, 2021 11:48 AM (qpX6U)

115 Worst. Corporatist. Dysyopia. Ever.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2021 11:48 AM (II3Gr)

116 FUCK JOE BIDEN

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at September 10, 2021 11:48 AM (flINI)

117 Got benefits packet from new job.

The changes in benefits will effectively be another $6,000 raise on top of the 20% raise I'm already getting (plus a yearly 10% bonus).

Yeah, there's no way in hell I'm staying at this company. I'm outa here.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 10, 2021 11:42 AM (LvTSG)

Congrats and quality humblebrag

Garth Marenghi thread when?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 10, 2021 11:48 AM (XvPQV)

118 Dystopia. Damnit.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2021 11:48 AM (II3Gr)

119 I don't see how you can have monopolies without Government cronyism.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at September 10, 2021 11:48 AM (yQpMk)

120
"Mobile vaccination vans."

Heard a commercial on the car radio the other day. Drive thru vax center. No ID or insurance needed. People are so stupid.

Posted by: Infidel at September 10, 2021 11:49 AM (Kx3kq)

121 @100

>>This is what is evil. They can be fascists, but speak as if they are trying to keep people safe.

They sure can, they have force multipliers up the wazoo and relatively little pushback, so it's really no surprise they have gotten to this point.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 10, 2021 11:49 AM (bnkLv)

122 TJM,

Congrats on the new job!

The raise in pay and benefits sounds great.

Does picking up empty beer cans on the roadside and taking them to the recycling plant really pay that well?

I'm considering a change of career.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2021 11:49 AM (5NkmN)

123 "Mobile vaccination vans."


What's next, cattle cars?

Posted by: It's me donna at September 10, 2021 11:49 AM (L91xj)

124 118 Dystopia. Damnit.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2021 11:48 AM (II3Gr)

Indeed....indeed, my friend.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 10, 2021 11:49 AM (XvPQV)

125 53 My brother who lives in the Bay Area, not Burbank, says Adam Schiff is a patriot.
This is why we can't have nice family dinners.
Posted by: wth at September 10, 2021 11:36 AM (v0R5T)

Does he mention which country?

Posted by: Inogame at September 10, 2021 11:49 AM (53oGX)

126 Anti-competitive behavior leading to consumer harm was the original, and sound, basis for anti-monopoly policy and legislation like the Sherman Act (which was one page).

There's nothing "natural" about the info oligopoly we have now. "Technical monopolies" are far fewer in number than was earlier believed, and the "tech" giants have none of those characteristics.

Their anti-competitive behavior is simply that, predatory, and does not yield any consumer benefit, but does produce much consumer harm.

But all of this is besides the point on the info side. Publisher or platform, make your choice. No more special hybrid, chameleon status to avoid accountability.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 10, 2021 11:49 AM (OTzUX)

127
That's such a diametrically opposite of my position for all of my life until recently. Now? C'mon China. Drop some nukes. Put us out of our misery.
Posted by: jakee308 at September 10, 2021 11:46 AM (nzLi4)

-----

If DC got nuked, the rest of the country wouldn't even notice. Except for the fact that now they would be left alone to live their lives.

Posted by: Just Lily at September 10, 2021 11:49 AM (wtorT)

128 Congratulations, TJM!

Posted by: redridinghood at September 10, 2021 11:50 AM (NpAcC)

129 Dystopia. Damnit.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2021 11:48 AM


Here...take this tire iron. You'll feel better.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 10, 2021 11:50 AM (m+jkK)

130 Monopolies are bad when they become abuse and they are almost - but not quite - definitionally abusive because there is no competition to ensure honesty. That is black-and-white, and there are problems with it.

But there should be zero tolerance whatsoever for abusive behavior. And Big Tech is abusive as hell. Where they don't abuse their own monopolies, they collude with each other in restraint of trade through what is a wider cartel. Those are monopolies and they're abusive and they should be broken up and destroyed.

And yes, some of it is natural. Social Media, for example, is a natural monopoly because of network effects. When the next monopoly surfaces and is abusive, break it up and kill it, too.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 10, 2021 11:50 AM (3p5uk)

131 I already got banned at a few sites already and I was using official links from the CDC and other legit health sites and because it didn't fit the narrative, I was deleted and banned.

Posted by: CDR M (Retired) at September 10, 2021 11:50 AM (j3hMq)

132 And the CDC has made huge efforts to prevent people from gathering in person at churches, or cook-outs etc to exchange information directly without having to sneak it past the tech oligarchs censors.



Guess where the seeds of revolution were sown in 1775?

Churches, taverns & work.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 11:50 AM (OCTRt)

133 See...if we bundle together the power of corporations with the power of government, together we can fight fascism. Like one of those bundles of sticks the Romans used to make pictures of...what were they called?

Posted by: 29Victor at September 10, 2021 11:50 AM (BJKQV)

134

The Dems are already deeply entrenched in the SM corps...think of how they used to control the news in the Golden Era of TV.

It's a mere formality now.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz at September 10, 2021 11:50 AM (4WPW/)

135 It's incredible that Libs not only are what they accuse us of being, but also let us know far in advance exactly what's coming. They screamed about the coming fascism forever and...they delivered.

Posted by: Late is not necessarily better at September 10, 2021 11:51 AM (SnUqu)

136 Dystopia. Damnit.
Posted by: Insomniac

Not Dattopia ?

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:51 AM (arJlL)

137 Dysyopia?

When Sys Admins go bad?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 11:52 AM (kJgh9)

138 I gotta say, I'm glad I played so many Cyberpunk RPGs growing up. Good training for what's to come.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 10, 2021 11:45 AM (XvPQV)

I would be interested in a DayZ like rendition of a cross between Road Warrior and Car Wars.

Posted by: flounder at September 10, 2021 11:52 AM (KnJdm)

139 Isn't Adam Schiff that bug-eyed pissant from California? He's a barnacle on Pelosi's bilge.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at September 10, 2021 11:52 AM (z3kfP)

140 I already got banned at a few sites already and I was using official links from the CDC and other legit health sites and because it didn't fit the narrative, I was deleted and banned.
Posted by: CDR M

If you are still on Farcebook, do not quote the Blazing Saddles line about laying track and jumping around like Kansas City faggots.
7 day jail term.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 11:52 AM (OCTRt)

141 78 Got benefits packet from new job.

The changes in benefits will effectively be another $6,000 raise on top of the 20% raise I'm already getting (plus a yearly 10% bonus).

Yeah, there's no way in hell I'm staying at this company. I'm outa here.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 10, 2021 11:42 AM (LvTSG)

------------------------------

So did you get the offer in writing? Or are you still waiting on that?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 10, 2021 11:52 AM (CAJOC)

142 Dystopia. Damnit.
Posted by: Insomniac

Not Dattopia ?
Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:51 AM


*points*

Dere...dere topia.

Posted by: Eyegore's NY cousin at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (m+jkK)

143 I never thought that the end of America as we know it, would involve government agents armed with hypodermic needles full of poison, chasing around the unwilling. But I've never had a good imagination.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (XZvba)

144 Now I'm not saying that tailpipe bananas and tire irons should be involved, but I'd understand if they were.

Or boxes of roofing nails. Just distribute them to the 'underserved' minorities that the vaccine vans would target and let them decide whether they want to make it harder for the CDC to roll up and lure folks in with gift cards. Actually it wouldn't surprise me if the CDC offered crack or heroin to lure folks to get the clot shots. Certainly they would be all onboard with gift cards to the liquor stores.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply Irredeemable at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (pxVvf)

145 "bug-eyed pissant "

Pencilneck.

Posted by: At No Time Was John Weaver In The Physical Presence Of gp at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (qpX6U)

146 Car Wars?

Great we got an Ogre

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (kJgh9)

147 So if the American people haven't said "enough is enough" yet will they ever?

Posted by: Guzalot at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (Rz36l)

148 The contractor working on my deck just uttered a discouraging word.

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (arJlL)

149
I'm building a Dystopiary.

It consists mainly of crab grass and poison ivy.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (5NkmN)

150 Notice how all of this got way worse, by orders of magnitude, after Citizens United.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (j3npP)

151 142 Dystopia. Damnit.
Posted by: Insomniac

Not Dattopia ?
Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:51 AM

*points*

Dere...dere topia.
Posted by: Eyegore's NY cousin at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (m+jkK)

Dynotopia!

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 10, 2021 11:54 AM (oHd/0)

152 FB can be useful for getting teachers fired, making school boards accountable and for piling on woke corporations.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 10, 2021 11:54 AM (NpAcC)

153 141 So did you get the offer in writing? Or are you still waiting on that?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 10, 2021 11:52 AM (CAJOC)

========

Recruiter called me and should be getting it through approvals by end of day.

Soon.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 10, 2021 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

154 Ace's SPAM filter is currently doing the suck. I put my entire post into one paragraph and could not post it.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 11:54 AM (XHhHI)

155 Whose topia dys bitch is?

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 10, 2021 11:54 AM (S7E0s)

156 de uddah topia

Posted by: davidt at September 10, 2021 11:54 AM (N/iqz)

157 Next step: Arresting people carrying signs with non-approved COVID statements, and prohibiting public meetings and little-old ladies on soapboxes that proclaim non-approved COVID messages.

Posted by: Gref at September 10, 2021 11:54 AM (AMIL/)

158 Be sure to thank NRO.

Posted by: sven at September 10, 2021 11:54 AM (Lzpvj)

159 Dave Rubin points out he was banned from Twitter for saying Biden wants a federal mandate for vaccines and that vaccinated people are getting and transmitting Covid.

https://bit.ly/3z0L5tY

Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 11:47 AM (UW2ZS)

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

Posted by: Orwell at September 10, 2021 11:54 AM (KnJdm)

160 78 Got benefits packet from new job.

The changes in benefits will effectively be another $6,000 raise on top of the 20% raise I'm already getting (plus a yearly 10% bonus).

Yeah, there's no way in hell I'm staying at this company. I'm outa here.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 10, 2021 11:42 AM (LvTSG)

That's awesome. Congrats!

Posted by: Mitch Hedberg at September 10, 2021 11:54 AM (KbCG3)

161 Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 11:52 AM (OCTRt)

LOL.

Posted by: CDR M (Retired) at September 10, 2021 11:54 AM (j3hMq)

162 The contractor working on my deck just uttered a discouraging word.
Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM


N.B.: JT's home is likely not on the range.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 10, 2021 11:55 AM (m+jkK)

163 Government cronyism is the problem, not "monopolies". And those on the American political Right would do well to educate themselves on basic economics, because insisting on breaking up natural monopolies is the same thing as demanding feudalism. It's anti-American.
Posted by: Andy Stern at September 10, 2021 11:43 AM (pAI+i)
---
No. Monopolies can become a problem if they have enough market share. If you're a monopoly simply because nobody competes with you, you aren't a problem until you start anti-competitive practices (more than pricing and expertise of course). /1

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 11:55 AM (XHhHI)

164 138 I gotta say, I'm glad I played so many Cyberpunk RPGs growing up. Good training for what's to come.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 10, 2021 11:45 AM (XvPQV)

I would be interested in a DayZ like rendition of a cross between Road Warrior and Car Wars.
Posted by: flounder



Remember Gamma World? A decent RPG if I recall. It was decades ago.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at September 10, 2021 11:55 AM (ifUkZ)

165 The Amalgamated Regional Militias only had mother hunts

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 11:55 AM (kJgh9)

166 We need to be camped out on Adam Schiffs front lawn of where he lives banging pots and pans and harassing any of his family members. Same thing with Amazon and Facebook CEO's. We need to make them blink and take pause. The left continues to consolidate power while we whine like chumps about political parties that have a long history of turning its back on you.

Everything the left does is out in the open and in your face. They tell us their intentions daily. If we citizens take no action against the left in the form of protest like I described then we are the problem. Not "Conservative Inc" not the Republican Party. We are the problem.

Posted by: JROD at September 10, 2021 11:56 AM (0jZnq)

167 What's next, cattle cars?
Posted by: It's me donna at September 10, 2021 11:49 AM (L91xj)

Nah. They learned from the Nazis that centralization of the process was a mistake.

It's sort of like a hay bailer. You sweep the people up, jab them with a shot (a real instant killer none of this waiting for them to die from side effects), strip their clothes and id, tap into their bank accounts and close everything out then push them to the last unit which digs a hole and buries the remains upright like a tree so it doesn't take much space. Lots of room in the Interstate medians and no one would think twice about what they're doing.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 10, 2021 11:56 AM (nzLi4)

168 148 The contractor working on my deck just uttered a discouraging word.
Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (arJlL


This implies that your home is not on the range.

Posted by: Emmie at September 10, 2021 11:56 AM (6RgRK)

169 Joe Biden: Republican Governors Do Not Care About Children's Health

Posted by: SMOD at September 10, 2021 11:56 AM (RHGPo)

170 Posted by: Andy Stern at September 10, 2021 11:43 AM (pAI+i)
---
The Clinton admin hated Bill Gates *while* he imposed the "Windows tax" on American manufacturers of PCs. Gates demanded a cut of every PC manufactured *because* your customer may one day put Windows on the computer. Non-compliance meant that you couldn't pre-install Windows on *any* computer to market your computer.

Thus, since companies were already paying for Windows, they mainly sold PCs pre-installed with Windows.

That was bullshit. And that wasn't anything to do with the government. It was the equal private coercion to public coercion. We advocates of markets like the market to work like a market. A monopoly that's not a problem is not a problem. /2

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 11:56 AM (XHhHI)

171 The Amalgamated Regional Militias only had mother hunts
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 11:55 AM


That's birthing person hunts!

Posted by: Your Kid's Trans Studies Professor at September 10, 2021 11:57 AM (m+jkK)

172 Remember Gamma World? A decent RPG if I recall. It was decades ago.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at September 10, 2021 11:55 AM (ifUkZ)

Yeah, but when we had our Traveler Game space ship, being chased by the Imperium, crash onto one our D&D Worlds?

Highjinks ensued.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 10, 2021 11:57 AM (oHd/0)

173 Correct, its likely that this unconstitutional order will be overturned (although not certain) but big corps will follow through anyway. And while in a saner time this would be challenged in court and stopped because it is a violation of basic human rights, today its a crap shoot.

Remember Gamma World? A decent RPG if I recall.

The rules were hinky but it was an interesting setting and concept.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 10, 2021 11:58 AM (KZzsI)

174 Know where your local big tech office is located. When fingers are pointed, know where to point them first. Local media, local big tech, local academia.

Posted by: Oldstoke at September 10, 2021 11:58 AM (sb+Cg)

175

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 10, 2021 11:58 AM (K2SnJ)

176 112 can you believe we still have 3.4 years left of this presidency?
Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:47 AM (ZZK0E)

Yeah but we get to look forward to an eternity of Schiff.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 10, 2021 11:58 AM (KbCG3)

177 I would be interested in a DayZ like rendition of a cross between Road Warrior and Car Wars.
Posted by: flounder


Remember Gamma World? A decent RPG if I recall. It was decades ago.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at September 10, 2021 11:55 AM (ifUkZ)

I loved Car Wars, I spent hours getting my armored pickup configured just right.

Gamma World was also fun, I think they released an updated rule set a decade or so back too. I still remember the Knights of Genetic Purity faction.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 10, 2021 11:58 AM (XvPQV)

178 Today I identify as an illegal alien USPS employee.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at September 10, 2021 11:58 AM (PvJM2)

179 Joe Biden: Republican Governors Do Not Care About Children's Health
Posted by: SMOD


Unless they sired them, looking at you Hunter, they're not their concern.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 11:58 AM (OCTRt)

180 172 Remember Gamma World? A decent RPG if I recall. It was decades ago.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at September 10, 2021 11:55 AM (ifUkZ)

Yeah, but when we had our Traveler Game space ship, being chased by the Imperium, crash onto one our D&D Worlds?

Highjinks ensued
Posted by: Romeo13



When RPG's Collide!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at September 10, 2021 11:58 AM (ifUkZ)

181 Great we got an Ogre

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (kJgh9)

I am unfamiliar.

Remember Gamma World? A decent RPG if I recall. It was decades ago.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at September 10, 2021 11:55 AM (ifUkZ)

No. I am not talking about an RPG, but a video game, post apocalyptic survival (like DayZ, openworld), but with a heavy emphasis on car mods, etc. and battles (like Car Wars and Road Warrior). To my knowledge, such a game does not exist.

Posted by: Orwell at September 10, 2021 11:59 AM (KnJdm)

182 ((Ivermectin))

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at September 10, 2021 11:59 AM (xopIz)

183 Opposition to corporate mandates is based in White Supremacy.

Posted by: Lon Demon at September 10, 2021 11:59 AM (MC9JN)

184 162 The contractor working on my deck just uttered a discouraging word.
Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM
N.B.: JT's home is likely not on the range.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 10, 2021 11:55 AM
168 148 The contractor working on my deck just uttered a discouraging word.
Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (arJlL
This implies that your home is not on the range.
Posted by: Emmie at September 10, 2021 11:56 AM


Hordemind!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 10, 2021 11:59 AM (m+jkK)

185 I remember when I thought the whole Capital District of Hunger Games was far-fetched.

I apologize to the author.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 11:59 AM (XHhHI)

186 I couldn't sleep last night. I think the gal at the coffee shop gave me high test instead of the decaf I asked for last evening. Finally got to sleep at 4, so I got out of bed...um, late.

"They are tolerated by the Democrat Ruling Class only so long as they serve the Democrat Ruling Class."

Ha, I read that as "Demon Ruling Class."

Posted by: Flyover at September 10, 2021 11:59 AM (Rbu5d)

187 Yeah, but when we had our Traveler Game space ship, being chased by the Imperium, crash onto one our D&D Worlds?

Highjinks ensued.
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 10, 2021 11:57 AM (oHd/0)

We tried that once. Once.
Turns out gauss pistols in a game where most soldiers wear chain mail are a tad over-powerful.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 10, 2021 11:59 AM (XvPQV)

188 11 This is almost textbook corporatism. It isn't quite fascism because the threat for non-compliance is breakup rather than nationalization, but we're splitting a pretty fine hair there.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM (3p5uk)
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When the current crop dies out (Biden, Pelosi, etc.) and AOC and the like take power, they'll talk nationalization.

Posted by: zmdavid at September 10, 2021 11:59 AM (xqRaG)

189 185 I remember when I thought the whole Capital District of Hunger Games was far-fetched.

I apologize to the author.
Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 11:59 AM (XHhHI)

==========

"President Snow was Trump!"
-Suzanne Collins, probably

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 10, 2021 12:00 PM (LvTSG)

190 No crapping on RPGs, but Car Wars was the only RPG I ever played. The context of the game in an open-world video game sounds compelling.

Posted by: flounder at September 10, 2021 12:00 PM (KnJdm)

191 Russia Says Construction of Nord Stream 2 Completed

Posted by: SMOD at September 10, 2021 12:00 PM (RHGPo)

192 147 So if the American people haven't said "enough is enough" yet will they ever?
Posted by: Guzalot at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (Rz36l)

In the movies, the good guy rides in and saves the oppressed populace.

In our present day situation, the good guy would ride in to find he's unwelcome.

The fascism and tyranny on display right now is supported by at least half the country. Apparently, chains are quite comfortable for some.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 10, 2021 12:00 PM (KbCG3)

193 No = not. Need more coffee.

Posted by: flounder at September 10, 2021 12:00 PM (KnJdm)

194 Ace is gaslighting us with the time again.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 10, 2021 12:00 PM (nzLi4)

195 This is a biowarfare campaign in support of transforming us into a PRC+ police state.

If enough people don't wake the fuck up and figure that out they're going to be left sitting around under house arrest, fretting about this month's White Accountability Payment and whether or not their kids are coming back from mandatory trans-camp with all their parts intact.

Posted by: somedood at September 10, 2021 12:01 PM (7QclL)

196 Joe Biden: Republican Governors Do Not Care About Children's Health

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aw that's cute.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 12:01 PM (ZZK0E)

197 2 This is going to be another rage headache day, isn't it?
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 10, 2021 11:28 AM (Ez6QX)

Yes.
I just ate pasta.
I need an intervention.

Posted by: Flyover at September 10, 2021 12:01 PM (Rbu5d)

198 168 148 The contractor working on my deck just uttered a discouraging word.
Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (arJlL

This implies that your home is not on the range.
Posted by: Emmie at September 10, 2021 11:56 AM (6RgRK)

-----------------------------

On the contrary, a discouraging word is seldom heard on the range.

To understand the difference, I recommend Dr. Seuss's I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 10, 2021 12:01 PM (CAJOC)

199 Yeah, but when we had our Traveler Game space ship, being chased by the Imperium, crash onto one our D&D Worlds?

Aka Expedition to Barrier Peaks (S3). My least favorite trope: sci fi elements in fantasy. But almost every single fantasy franchise seems compelled to do it. WoW is less fantasy and more space opera every expansion.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 10, 2021 12:01 PM (KZzsI)

200 Opposition to corporate mandates is based in White Supremacy.
Posted by: Lon Demon at September 10, 2021 11:59 AM (MC9JN)
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Freedom seems to be an idea that occurred only to the West. It's said that one of the main goals of Xerxes invasion of Greece was to wipe out the effect the Greeks' ideas such as liberty had on the Persian Empire.

So, yes, Freedom/Liberty *is* white supremacy. Because only the West has really practiced it.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 12:01 PM (XHhHI)

201 No. I am not talking about an RPG, but a video game, post apocalyptic survival (like DayZ, openworld), but with a heavy emphasis on car mods, etc. and battles (like Car Wars and Road Warrior). To my knowledge, such a game does not exist.
Posted by: Orwell at September 10, 2021 11:59 AM (KnJdm)

On just the car wars angle, I just remembered all the hours I spent playing Interstate 76!

Posted by: Mainah at September 10, 2021 12:01 PM (Boy/L)

202 146 Car Wars?

Great we got an Ogre
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (kJgh9)

Talk about Overpowered...

I did love the hovercraft in Ogre.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 10, 2021 12:01 PM (XvPQV)

203 Remember Gamma World?

I remember "The Gamma People".

Low budget horror movie I saw on late night TV that scared the living daylights outta me when but a wee tad.*

*See also "Cape Canaveral Monsters".

Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2021 12:02 PM (5NkmN)

204 For what it's worth, I took a look at the comments section at the linked article, and the hysterical reactions to even reasonable questions was something else.

Posted by: Blake - semi lurker at large at September 10, 2021 12:02 PM (+IW/b)

205 It's so odd to me when Fauci tells the truth.

Fauci was asked, given that natural immunity provides more protection from Covid than the shot, why should someone who has had Covid take the vaccine? Fauci replies, "I don't have a firm answer for that."

He then ruins that by speculating that the vaccine may have more "durability" than natural infection.

Has anyone noticed this gabby asshole can't help himself from speculating? During the AIDS period, Fauci speculated that AIDS might be spread by close, non-sexual contact. The world went nuts, and then a couple of months later he was angrily denouncing anyone who would be so insensitive and stupid to avoid close non-sexual contact with people with AIDS.

Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 12:02 PM (UW2ZS)

206 The White House staff are experiencing classic emotional transference

By equating the unvaccinated to the Taliban they are able to take out their frustrations on the group they have power over, after being humiliated by the other

Psych 101 stuff

And they're not going to stop

Posted by: SMOD at September 10, 2021 12:02 PM (RHGPo)

207 Brilliant Ace. 100% Right-on with this post.

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 10, 2021 12:02 PM (9LG1B)

208 On the contrary, a discouraging word is seldom heard on the range.

To understand the difference, I recommend Dr. Seuss's I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 10, 2021 12:01 PM


This is why I qualified my comment by noting JT's home islikely not on the range, but not certainly.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 10, 2021 12:02 PM (m+jkK)

209 197 2 This is going to be another rage headache day, isn't it?
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 10, 2021 11:28 AM (Ez6QX)

Yes.
I just ate pasta.
I need an intervention.
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You will be taking a nap. Pasta loading is always followed by naps.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 10, 2021 12:02 PM (/MaDp)

210 Source for the first part of my last comment.

https://bit.ly/3z1IHmD

Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 12:02 PM (UW2ZS)

211 Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 10, 2021 12:00 PM (KbCG3)

The good guy would ride in and before he got into town they'd be giving them money and cars and houses and the guy would just ride back where they came from cause if we won't save ourselves than why should anyone else bother?

Haven't we said that about other countries as they fall into tyranny?

Posted by: jakee308 at September 10, 2021 12:02 PM (nzLi4)

212 Joe Biden: Republican Governors Do Not Care About Children's Health


Tell us how much you care about your youngest grandchild, Joe.

Posted by: davidt at September 10, 2021 12:03 PM (N/iqz)

213 25...am I walking misinformation?
Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 11:32 AM (ZZK0E)

The breakthrough that shant be named.

Posted by: Flyover at September 10, 2021 12:03 PM (Rbu5d)

214 On just the car wars angle, I just remembered all the hours I spent playing Interstate 76!

Posted by: Mainah at September 10, 2021 12:01 PM (Boy/L)

Hmm. I might have to try to track down a copy.

Posted by: flounder at September 10, 2021 12:04 PM (KnJdm)

215 So, as I've mentioned. There is only one party. And now, in front of your eyes, you see that uniparty, coopting your employer. BTW they also have control over your church. (they closed it for a year didn't they?) What exactly do they have to do, before everyone realizes we already under fascism. Only it's the SMILEY FACE kind. Its for your own good!!! Which is the worst kind. *cue quote*

Bad news: Short term we're screwed. (read bible)
Good news: Long term, we're not screwed. (read bible)

Posted by: Cupidity is tired, SO Tired. at September 10, 2021 12:04 PM (TOFrk)

216 OTHER VACCINES ARE ALREADY REQUIRED RAAWWK!

Posted by: Propaganda Parrot at September 10, 2021 12:04 PM (MHCOG)

217 Biden = Obama's Jizz Sock.

Posted by: Puddin Head at September 10, 2021 12:04 PM (/MaDp)

218 This is a biowarfare campaign in support of transforming us into a PRC+ police state.

Posted by: somedood at September 10, 2021 12:01 PM (7QclL)
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I thought during the Trump administration the cheerleading for a police state was unwitting. Now, I know that it was just witless.

They were championing a DOJ that performed an executive function, but was not answerable to the chief elected representative, could threaten Congress with "obstruction", and obviously couldn't be touched by the SCOTUS.

DOJ "Independence" was a shit-stupid idea. But they peddled that because Orangemanbad.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 12:04 PM (XHhHI)

219 And nobody's shooting at me, either !

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 12:04 PM (arJlL)

220 a video game, post apocalyptic survival (like DayZ, openworld), but with a heavy emphasis on car mods, etc. and battles (like Car Wars and Road Warrior). To my knowledge, such a game does not exist.

Someone mentioned Interstate 76, which was pretty good, and there was one called Carmageddon which was sort of what you're saying. It was sort of Fast & Furious, the video game. You never got out of the car, and it was more a gonzo crazy race.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 10, 2021 12:04 PM (KZzsI)

221 And nobody's shooting at me, either !
Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 12:04 PM


So you have that going for you. Which is nice.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 10, 2021 12:05 PM (m+jkK)

222 33 Delete your FB account now. Easy peasy. Trust me - life will go on without it.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (Xrfse)

But, my kitten videos! And how will I know what I'm supposed to think!?!!

Posted by: Karen Winemom at September 10, 2021 12:05 PM (Rbu5d)

223 "196 Joe Biden: Republican Governors Do Not Care About Children's Health

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aw that's cute.
Posted by: Tim Riggins at September 10, 2021 12:01 PM (ZZK0E)"

Eh those terms are acceptable.

"Somedood: Somedood doesn't give a shit about (leftist) children's health. Or leftists. At all."

We are in DIAF territory. These people are trying to yank the rug out from under us and destroy our ability to feed/house/clothe/educate our own kids. The correct response to an affront of this magnitude is 0th generation warfare.

Posted by: somedood at September 10, 2021 12:05 PM (7QclL)

224 "Mobile vaccination vans."

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 11:42 AM (kJgh9)

They found the plans in the Einsatzgruppen archives.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 10, 2021 12:05 PM (Q9lwr)

225 >My wife is fully vaxxed, she got Covid from someone else who was also fully vaxxed.
Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 11:37 AM (UW2ZS)

There you go, spreading vax misinformation.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at September 10, 2021 12:05 PM (DXFDM)

226 So Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Google have all banned Rolling Stone for profiting off of deliberate lies?

Oh ... I see.

Posted by: Lrrr at September 10, 2021 12:06 PM (jIL4c)

227 If you are wondering why your family and friends can't see the truth about the plandemic, just try doing any research on Google. I was looking to see how a hospital's firing of nurses worked out. There should be a news story, right? I could not find a trace of info about that, but instead was presented with page after page of horror stories about unvaccinated people dying and all the resulting broken hearts and regrets.

Normal people who are not as sophisticated as our own Publius cannot do any useful Covid research for themselves and have no idea what they don't know.

Posted by: Emmie at September 10, 2021 12:06 PM (6RgRK)

228 This is almost textbook corporatism. It isn't quite fascism because the threat for non-compliance is breakup rather than nationalization, but we're splitting a pretty fine hair there.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 10, 2021 11:30 AM (3p5uk)


But...if broken up, each segment would still be owned by the oligarchs AND likely in a commanding market position which leads one to believe that, while the Dems are throwing their weight around, the corporations are doing exactly what they already wanted to do.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at September 10, 2021 12:06 PM (nR2nR)

229 I do not think a person who left Americans to die in Afghanistan is in a position to talk about anyone else caring about people.
Hell is not hot enough for Biden

Posted by: Jmel at September 10, 2021 12:06 PM (bVhJi)

230 So this Leana Wen chick is a monster, right?

Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 12:06 PM (UW2ZS)

231 P(Discouraging Word|Home on Range) < ~.3

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 12:07 PM (XHhHI)

232 Joe Biden: Republican Governors Do Not Care About Children's Health

I see Goofy Joe's handlers finally understand his main super power - Senile Rage.

This sorta topic taps right into that, and it looks "righteous" for the Low IQ crowd instead of crazy.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 10, 2021 12:07 PM (5NkmN)

233 It would be interesting if Antifa rioted in response to this actual fascism.


Unlikely, but interesting to speculate.

Posted by: davidt at September 10, 2021 12:07 PM (N/iqz)

234 > There you go, spreading vax misinformation.

It's a revolutionary act!

Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 12:07 PM (UW2ZS)

235 Just think, it wasn't long ago that President Trump brought together several industry giants to make vents and ramp up testing.

Private enterprises working hand in hand with the government to help the American people.

Today...private enterprise is now working hand in hand with the government to further demoralize and destroy the American people.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 10, 2021 12:07 PM (KbCG3)

236 CharlieBrown'sDildo

Is the Art Thread back to the 100 Comment Rule ?

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 12:07 PM (arJlL)

237 What's joe gonna do? Send federal agents to arrest Republican governors?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2021 12:07 PM (kTF2Z)

238 Amendment:

P(Heard Discouraging Word|Home on Range) > ~.3

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 12:07 PM (XHhHI)

239 I played Gamma World. S-3 was my favorite D&D module.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 10, 2021 12:08 PM (KAi1n)

240 54 > I mean, I got vaxxed, I got a breakthrough delta session anyway.

My wife is fully vaxxed, she got Covid from someone else who was also fully vaxxed.
Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 11:37 AM (UW2ZS)

THAT's the misinformation we are looking for!

Posted by: farcebook censor at September 10, 2021 12:08 PM (Rbu5d)

241 100 This is what is evil. They can be fascists, but speak as if they are trying to keep people safe.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 10, 2021 11:45 AM (y1UMU)

Well...that's really just textbook authoritarianism, because they always claim to be doing it for a good cause.

"We cannot allow the rapid and dangerous spread of [Jewish] marketing and misinformation to keep [Germans] from the valid, factual information they need to protect themselves from [International Jewry]," [Hitler] wrote to the companies in letters shared by his office [in the 1930s]."

Posted by: CppThis at September 10, 2021 12:09 PM (UewuT)

242 Accusing their fellow travelers of "profiting off of disinformation" is not truth-seeking; it is a warning to get off DC's turf. Profiteering off of disinformation is the democrats' bread and butter. All those warnings about ill effects of vaccines is cutting straight into these multimillionaires' Pfizer and J&J portfolios.

And funny how nobody seems concerned that Gates and Soros bought up COVID testing companies a month or so ahead of Biden's mandate that everyone be vaccinated or tested weekly.

Fuckers.

Posted by: red speck at September 10, 2021 12:09 PM (gS3OW)

243 199 WoW is less fantasy and more space opera every expansion.

show us on this doll where the draenei touched you.

Posted by: Kulak Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at September 10, 2021 12:09 PM (v3pYe)

244 Fauci was asked, given that natural immunity provides more protection from Covid than the shot, why should someone who has had Covid take the vaccine? Fauci replies, "I don't have a firm answer for that."

He then ruins that by speculating that the vaccine may have more "durability" than natural infection.
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That's is whole schtick. He avoids outright denials since he knows that time will uncover the truth, plus there is currently no science to support the durability of the current "vac" the science is to the contrary so he can't support the contention. However, he can always speculate about what would be the best case scenario for his vax. I have deposed so many physician experts at this point in my life and seen this from so many who are in the game to make money, that I deem it to be a mark of sociopathy.

He's a menace to society.

Posted by: A professional opinion, and I am not speculating. at September 10, 2021 12:09 PM (VvwJt)

245 >>> No crapping on RPGs, but Car Wars was the only RPG I ever played. The context of the game in an open-world video game sounds compelling.
Posted by: flounder at September 10, 2021 12:00 PM (KnJdm)


There was a rabbit rpg I played in the early 80s. I forget its name but it wasn't bunnies and burrows. The rabbits were knife and grenade-wielding maniacs. Very violent.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 10, 2021 12:09 PM (Yh0oe)

246 Cartoonist Ben Garrison on "The Masks Speak":

https://grrrgraphics.com/the-mask-speaks/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 10, 2021 12:10 PM (AJzTi)

247 It's coming from inside the House!

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 10, 2021 12:10 PM (S7E0s)

248 Now that Corporations know what the junta wants, they'll do it. As Inez Stepman says, that rule goes way beyond the Wu-Flu. Get ready for all kinds of stuff that can't get through Congress to be couched as "policy statements" and Big Business will adopt as law.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 10, 2021 12:10 PM (t0dHB)

249 Corporate cronyism is a facet of fascism, but tyranny + cronyism isn't enough to seal the deal. We are getting awfully close, though.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 10, 2021 12:10 PM (KZzsI)

250 So there is a Bun Bun RPG?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 12:11 PM (kJgh9)

251 I knew this was a bad week to give up freedom.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at September 10, 2021 12:11 PM (lSZIs)

252 Support for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative party has slipped behind the opposition Labour party to its lowest level since the 2019 national election, a poll showed, after announcing a tax rise to fund health and social care. The poll, conducted by YouGov for the Times newspaper, showed support for the Conservatives slump five points to 33%, with Labour up one point to 35%, ahead of Johnson's party for the first time since January.

Posted by: SMOD at September 10, 2021 12:11 PM (RHGPo)

253 The rabbits were knife and grenade-wielding maniacs. Very violent.
Posted by: banana Dream at September 10, 2021 12:09 PM (Yh0oe)

Look at the bones!!

Posted by: Tim the Enchanter at September 10, 2021 12:11 PM (xPJvm)

254
And funny how nobody seems concerned that Gates and Soros bought up COVID testing companies a month or so ahead of Biden's mandate that everyone be vaccinated or tested weekly.

Fuckers.
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How else are we supposed to get the entire world's DNA catalogued? I mean, some of you people were dead set against 23 and me.

Posted by: Bill and George's Excellent Adventure at September 10, 2021 12:12 PM (FEQUk)

255 President Joe Biden told students at a school on Friday he would invite them to visit the White House for a smelling if everyone got vaccinated.

Posted by: SMOD at September 10, 2021 12:12 PM (RHGPo)

256 So Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Google have all banned Rolling Stone for profiting off of deliberate lies?

Yeah and they totally censored all the people who repeated the Rolling Stone's blatant falsehood too! And I am married to Morgan Fairchild, whom I've seen naked.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 10, 2021 12:12 PM (KZzsI)

257 But...if broken up, each segment would still be owned by the oligarchs AND likely in a commanding market position which leads one to believe that, while the Dems are throwing their weight around, the corporations are doing exactly what they already wanted to do.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at September 10, 2021 12:06 PM (nR2nR)
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They would, yeah. And some of them will grow and be abusive and have to be punished again. And again. And again. This is not a one-shot deal. This requires decorruption and enforcement and it will take a generation, probably.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 10, 2021 12:12 PM (3p5uk)

258 I was a tester on Interstate 76. Highly recommend. Once you learn to shoot out the side window, it's like sniping from the car.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at September 10, 2021 12:12 PM (uhPTO)

259 That's birthing person hunts!

Posted by: Your Kid's Trans Studies Professor at September 10, 2021 11:57 AM (m+jkK)


If women are now birthing persons what are men? Sperminators?

Posted by: Javems at September 10, 2021 12:13 PM (xgBZ9)

260 MTG reveals GOPe "leadership" is MIA regarding the vaccine mandate. No emails. No conference calls.

https://bit.ly/3hjB7xC

Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 12:13 PM (UW2ZS)

261 Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 10, 2021 12:10 PM (t0dHB)

Part of the issue is that this in not just happening in the US. These companies are multinational.... literally all over the world.

EU and China continue to crack down on free speech, and these companies WILL comply, even unto forcing EU and China rules on US users.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 10, 2021 12:13 PM (oHd/0)

262 where the deer and the antelope play

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2021 12:13 PM (v0R5T)

263 >>> So there is a Bun Bun RPG?
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 12:11 PM (kJgh9)


Bun Bun is my spirit animal. I met Pete Abrams at cons a few times and he's a good guy. I haven't checked SF in a long time because I don't want to be disappointed.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 10, 2021 12:13 PM (Yh0oe)

264 Raving Rabbids. Goofy fun.

Also, best football sim ever was NFL Blitz on Gamecube. So much mayhem, you basically forgot about scoring.

Posted by: red speck at September 10, 2021 12:13 PM (gS3OW)

265 This smiling blonde in a bikini top would rather go fishing than be subjected to abusive monopolists and government goons:
https://is.gd/nfjLWp

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 10, 2021 12:14 PM (3p5uk)

266 i think the update is correct Ace. and the point has been made. and it's not going to matter.

but again, i'm left wondering, IF things are as bad as they claim why aren't ALL businesses required to make everyone vaccinate?

small business (less than 20 employees) make up about 88% of the nearly 28million business in the US. so by excluding them, they're probably missing a large swath of the unvaccinated.

why would they not care about small business?

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 10, 2021 12:14 PM (8D42x)

267 Had a Dr. brought in to hector us to take the shot for work.

Lol, trotted out JFK's "ask not" trope. Secret: I DGAF about most of my fellow subjects.

And also says it's not a new vaccine, it's really just the SARS vaccine from 2004.

Oh? Really?

Posted by: Lrrr at September 10, 2021 12:14 PM (jIL4c)

268 163 Government cronyism is the problem...by: Andy Stern at September 10, 2021 11:43 AM (pAI+i)
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No. Monopolies can become a problem if they have enough market share. If you're a monopoly simply because nobody competes with you, you aren't a problem until you start anti-competitive practices (more than pricing and expertise of course). /1

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No. Illegal Monopolies are illegal. The problem is when illegal Monopolies become so powerful whilst our campaign finance laws become so threadbare, that the body in charge of policing illegal monopolies, don't police illegal monopolies. And instead get funded by them. The evils of illegal monopolies are all well known, and the law to fix and prevent those evils is well established and well-known. It's just, our Country is run by the Lois Lerners and Jim Comeys and Susan Rices and Merick Garlands of the world, just over in the Antitrust division of whatever special sub-bureaucracy division within DOJ is supposed to be doing something about it.

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 10, 2021 12:14 PM (9LG1B)

269 Part of the issue is that this in not just happening in the US. These companies are multinational.... literally all over the world.


Governments are middle-management.

Posted by: davidt at September 10, 2021 12:14 PM (N/iqz)

270 Whispering Joe Retardo and his all Retard Jug Band, playing the favorite tunes of despots from yesteryear. Soon to be appearing at the soccer field choppapalooza.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at September 10, 2021 12:14 PM (C1Lsn)

271 C'mon man. Just form your own mega-corporations.

I'm sure you won't be interfered with by either your competition or their besties, de gubmint.

Posted by: Joe Mama at September 10, 2021 12:14 PM (WmGrA)

272 Unvaccinated individuals who were never infected by Covid would certainly benefit from vaccination. But the coercive approach has massive downsides. The most anti-vaccine Americans -- those who are adamantly refusing the jab because of a misguided belief that it's dangerous -- will probably not change their minds because the government is strong-arming employers. On the contrary, the federal mandate might actually be taken as confirmation that their paranoid suspicions that the vaccines have less to do with their health and more to do with social control.

Posted by: SMOD at September 10, 2021 12:15 PM (RHGPo)

273 Seventeen governors now on record opposing fed mandate.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 10, 2021 12:15 PM (OTzUX)

274 MTG reveals GOPe "leadership" is MIA regarding the vaccine mandate. No emails. No conference calls.

https://bit.ly/3hjB7xC
Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 12:13 PM (UW2ZS)
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Two possibilities:
1. There are no calls, no response, no opposition, period.
2. Marjorie Taylor Green was not invited to those calls, either because she's a pariah or because they're planning a token objection that they do not pursue.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 10, 2021 12:15 PM (3p5uk)

275 What's joe gonna do? Send federal agents to arrest Republican governors?
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Since you asked. On the gulf states, all I have to do is with hold disaster aid during Hurricane season.

Posted by: Ice Cream Prezy at September 10, 2021 12:15 PM (VvwJt)

276 is it time to start drinking yet?

Posted by: SturmToddler

There's a time to stop?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (OCTRt)

Don't know what it's called...but I like it.
2:1 Bourbon/Amaretto

Posted by: BignJames at September 10, 2021 12:15 PM (AwYPR)

277 I see Goofy Joe's handlers finally understand his main super power - Senile Rage.
......

They're just praying the steel plate in his head holds.

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2021 12:16 PM (v0R5T)

278 Erol Otis did much of the art in the Expedition to the Barrier Peaks module book. His art is one of the things I remember about it most.

Posted by: LARPing Android at September 10, 2021 12:16 PM (MC9JN)

279 99 I think Andi is concerned
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 11:45 AM (kJgh9)

There is a disturbance in the concern-iverse.

Posted by: Flyover at September 10, 2021 12:16 PM (Rbu5d)

280 I gotta say, I'm glad I played so many Cyberpunk RPGs growing up. Good training for what's to come.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Failure happens, giving up is a choice at September 10, 2021 11:45 AM (XvPQV)

I would be interested in a DayZ like rendition of a cross between Road Warrior and Car Wars.
Posted by: flounder at September 10, 2021 11:52 AM (KnJdm)

im feeling more of a Twilight 2000 vibe to what's coming...

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 10, 2021 12:16 PM (8D42x)

281 265 This smiling blonde in a bikini top would rather go fishing than be subjected to abusive monopolists and government goons:
https://is.gd/nfjLWp
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 10, 2021 12:14 PM (3p5uk)

NERD!

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 10, 2021 12:16 PM (KbCG3)

282 Seventeen governors now on record opposing fed mandate.
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I will bet the house, Dewine is not one of them.

Posted by: not optimistic about Dewine at September 10, 2021 12:16 PM (aX1/w)

283 Posted by: Mainah at September 10, 2021 12:01 PM (Boy/L)

Hmm. I might have to try to track down a copy.
Posted by: flounder at September 10, 2021 12:04 PM (KnJdm)

6 bucks on GOG. I'm kind of tempted to pick it up again for the nostalgia.

Posted by: Mainah at September 10, 2021 12:16 PM (Boy/L)

284 CEOs of Amazon and FB desperately need a massive tax cut. Cuz...capitalism!! And job creators!!

Am I right my fellow patriotic patriots who love patriotism?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 10, 2021 12:17 PM (GQ5VU)

285 Seventeen governors now on record opposing fed mandate.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 10, 2021 12:15 PM (OTzUX)

Only forty to go.

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 10, 2021 12:17 PM (4I/2K)

286 Unvaccinated individuals who were never infected by Covid would certainly benefit from vaccination.

Posted by: SMOD at September 10, 2021 12:15 PM (RHGPo)


Ah, but how is one to know if they had it or not? I suspect I did somewhere along the way and didn't know it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 10, 2021 12:17 PM (Ez6QX)

287 Actually, I recommend reading the entire MTG thread here. She makes some excellent points and reveals some really telling information about why GOP's squishiest of squishes get so much support from their leadership.

https://bit.ly/3hjB7xC

Posted by: bonhomme at September 10, 2021 12:17 PM (UW2ZS)

288 How else are we supposed to get the entire world's DNA catalogued? I mean, some of you people were dead set against 23 and me.
Posted by: Bill and George's Excellent Adventure at September 10, 2021 12:12 PM (FEQUk)

Although 46 and 2 is pretty good.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2021 12:17 PM (II3Gr)

289 JackPosobiec
The White House staff are experiencing classic emotional transference

By equating the unvaccinated to the Taliban they are able to take out their frustrations on the group they have power over, after being humiliated by the other

Psych 101 stuff

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2021 12:17 PM (yrol0)

290 The best response I've seen since Delta...

Last year at this time, there were ZERO Americans vaccinated. If the vaccines were working with a 3/4ths of eligible Americans currently having taken at least one of the shots, there is no mathematical way for the disease to be surging the way it is.
Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2021 05:10 AM (yrol0)

Posted by: Golfman at September 10, 2021 12:17 PM (hOMhY)

291 @274

McConnell has previously said the unvaxxed gotta get vaxed and McCarthy is gibbering goofball who will do what ever he's told to do by his puppet masters.

So any push back is going to come from the states.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 10, 2021 12:18 PM (bnkLv)

292 Posted by: SMOD at September 10, 2021 12:15 PM (RHGPo)

Highest rate of non vaccinated People? PHDs.

So the most educated, are the most hesitant.

May want to think on that a bit.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 10, 2021 12:18 PM (oHd/0)

293 I think Trump made another big big mistake when he didn't form a new political party last year.

Posted by: Justsayin' at September 10, 2021 12:18 PM (Fs5vw)

294 @SethAMandel
really sucks to be an American stuck in Afghanistan now that the news cycle has moved on
5:03 PM Sep 9, 2021


Yup

Posted by: 29Victor at September 10, 2021 12:18 PM (BJKQV)

295 Biden Commemorates 9/11 By Getting Tougher on Americans Than on the Taliban

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2021 12:18 PM (yrol0)

296 Erol Otis did much of the art in the Expedition to the Barrier Peaks module book.

I liked his imagination but could not stand his actual art. Trampier was much more to my liking.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 10, 2021 12:18 PM (KZzsI)

297 Otus. Dammit.

Posted by: LARPing Android at September 10, 2021 12:18 PM (MC9JN)

298 We've got to get more serious about decentralized internet, and DeFi as well.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at September 10, 2021 12:18 PM (DXFDM)

299 Soon.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way at September 10, 2021 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

Congrats, TJM

Posted by: Flyover at September 10, 2021 12:18 PM (Rbu5d)

300 More like Psycho 101 at the Jim Jones School

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 12:19 PM (kJgh9)

301 Don't know what it's called...but I like it.
2:1 Bourbon/Amaretto
Posted by: BignJames at September 10, 2021 12:15 PM (AwYPR)

Sweet! [s/b named the diabetic coma]

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 10, 2021 12:19 PM (4I/2K)

302 Two possibilities:
1. There are no calls, no response, no opposition, period.
2. Marjorie Taylor Green was not invited to those calls, either because she's a pariah or because they're planning a token objection that they do not pursue
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Its 1. and/or 2 but they mean the same thing: UNIPARTY. Because 1, no opp or 2, No MTG with just fake opp are the same thing, aren't they.

Posted by: Uniparty Again with the in your face evidence at September 10, 2021 12:19 PM (aX1/w)

303 I've found the easiest way to shut up a leftist is to say I don't trust a vaccine that was created under Trump's orders. It makes their brain hurt bigly.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 10, 2021 12:19 PM (GQ5VU)

304 More like Psycho 101 at the Jim Jones School

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 10, 2021 12:19 PM (kJgh9)

I've heard it both ways.

Posted by: Sean Spencer at September 10, 2021 12:19 PM (KnJdm)

305 Its 1. and/or 2 but they mean the same thing: UNIPARTY. Because 1, no opp or 2, No MTG with just fake opp are the same thing, aren't they.
Posted by: Uniparty Again with the in your face evidence at September 10, 2021 12:19 PM (aX1/w)
++++
Yup. Both of those roads lead to the same place.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 10, 2021 12:20 PM (3p5uk)

306 148 The contractor working on my deck just uttered a discouraging word.
Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (arJlL)

Sky's cloudy, eh?

Posted by: Flyover at September 10, 2021 12:20 PM (Rbu5d)

307 29 Schiff is a disgrace to his religion
Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 10, 2021 11:33 AM (GPwVZ)

Leftism?
Because I doubt he ever goes to the temple.

Posted by: Clutch at September 10, 2021 12:20 PM (9UmRs)

308 Don't know what it's called...but I like it.
2:1 Bourbon/Amaretto
Posted by: BignJames at September 10, 2021 12:15 PM (AwYPR)

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Based on that ratio, it's somewhere between capital punishment and JR's Godfather (per the webtender)

Posted by: 496 at September 10, 2021 12:20 PM (VJsqe)

309 286 Unvaccinated individuals who were never infected by Covid would certainly benefit from vaccination.

Posted by: SMOD at September 10, 2021 12:15 PM (RHGPo)

Ah, but how is one to know if they had it or not? I suspect I did somewhere along the way and didn't know it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 10, 2021 12:17 PM (Ez6QX)


Burn the unvaccinated witch! Burn the unvaccinated witch!

This is the result Joe wants.

Posted by: Gref at September 10, 2021 12:20 PM (AMIL/)

310 The Falling Man photograph taken on 9/11 is considered hate speech by FB.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at September 10, 2021 12:20 PM (pPmHJ)

311 I would be interested in a DayZ like rendition of a cross between Road Warrior and Car Wars.
Posted by: flounder at September 10, 2021 11:52 AM (KnJdm)

im feeling more of a Twilight 2000 vibe to what's coming...
Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at September 10, 2021 12:16 PM (8D42x)

I keep expecting to wake up in a Vault, with 50's music playing...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 10, 2021 12:21 PM (oHd/0)

312 Mood

https://youtu.be/WdoXZf-FZyA

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 10, 2021 12:21 PM (L5JfO)

313 Only the government tells the truth.

The truth is what the government says it is.

That. Is. All.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 10, 2021 12:21 PM (IukSd)

314 That's you on vaccines.
Posted by: Seattle Slough at September 10, 2021 12:17 PM (KcqqB)


But I can still choose whether or not I'll fly on a 747.

Posted by: Justsayin' at September 10, 2021 12:21 PM (Fs5vw)

315 290 The best response I've seen since Delta...

Also remember they really do not know if it is Delta or not about 99% of the time. I think Oregon has done secondary test on 1 to 2% of the samples. Texas has not reported how many samples have also been sequenced for variants.

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2021 12:22 PM (yrol0)

316 May want to think on that a bit.
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 10, 2021 12:18 PM (oHd/0)

And health care workers are at a little less than 30% or more cause they're seeing people come in and die even tho they got the vaxx.

Also; It's been rumored that the CDC and the FDA don't have a vaxx mandate for their workers. Don't know it it's true or not.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 10, 2021 12:22 PM (nzLi4)

317 >>> Although 46 and 2 is pretty good.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2021 12:17 PM (II3Gr)


Yes it is. They're pretentious deucebags but damn if they can't write songs that I love to play and listen to. I will hit the rewind on that one a half a dozen times before I go to the rest of the album

Posted by: banana Dream at September 10, 2021 12:22 PM (Yh0oe)

318 Unvaccinated individuals who were never infected by Covid would certainly benefit from vaccination.

Posted by: SMOD at September 10, 2021 12:15 PM (RHGPo)

Pain free individuals who have never been injured would certainly benefit from a kick in the groin.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 10, 2021 12:23 PM (L5JfO)

319 Only the government tells the truth.

The government will protect you.

Posted by: more bullshit politicians say at September 10, 2021 12:23 PM (v0R5T)

320 Seventeen governors now on record opposing fed mandate.
Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at September 10, 2021 12:15 PM (OTzUX)
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So, ~ 1 in 3.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 12:23 PM (XHhHI)

321 The contractor working on my deck just uttered a discouraging word.
Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (arJlL)

Sky's cloudy, eh?
Posted by: Flyover


All day.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 12:23 PM (OCTRt)

322 Great article Ace.

It seems like elected Republicans are about 10+ years behind rand and file voters that have figured out big corporations are not our friends.

Maybe 50 years ago when an Exxon CEO would write a check to National Review, but those days are long gone.

Posted by: Blago at September 10, 2021 12:23 PM (PwNLq)

323 Only the government tells the truth.

Posted by: more bullshit politicians say at September 10, 2021 12:23 PM (v0R5T)
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It's a ministry of theirs.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 12:23 PM (XHhHI)

324 No one would've allowed any child to get the Polio Vaccine if it worked as badly as this one is.

And the same for other game changing vaccines over the past 150 years. If it doesn't give long term immunity, what's the point? particularly with the side effects this one is know to cause.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 10, 2021 12:24 PM (nzLi4)

325 Has Frank Luntz consulted McCarthy on this topic yet?

Posted by: Capital Eff at September 10, 2021 12:24 PM (dynG0)

326 Posted by: Andy Stern at September 10, 2021 11:43 AM (pAI+i)

If this is not parody, it should be.
Posted by: flounder


Pretty sure that's classic Ayn Rand - essays, not novels - and I believe it to be a defendable point. If the government is not running interference for the monopoly, they must still act in a manner beneficial to the consumer or challengers will arise.

People point to the railroads but those guys all had government backing.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at September 10, 2021 12:24 PM (nR2nR)

327 Man, Marjore Taylor Green is *pissed.* That thread is one hell of a tirade.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at September 10, 2021 12:24 PM (3p5uk)

328 Joe's spirit animal is Moon Moon

Posted by: SFGoth at September 10, 2021 12:24 PM (KAi1n)

329
Got the pens in the kennel swept, vacuumed and scrubbed down, the floor mats in them power washed and the food and water buckets emptied and refilled.

Now on to working in the yard.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 10, 2021 12:25 PM (/U27+)

330 The contractor working on my deck just uttered a discouraging word.
Posted by: JT at September 10, 2021 11:53 AM (arJlL)

Sky's cloudy, eh?
Posted by: Flyover

All day.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 12:23 PM (OCTRt)
.......

maybe go deer hunting

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2021 12:25 PM (v0R5T)

331 We are in DIAF territory. These people are trying to yank the rug out from under us and destroy our ability to feed/house/clothe/educate our own kids. The correct response to an affront of this magnitude is 0th generation warfare.

Posted by: somedood at September 10, 2021 12:05 PM (7QclL)

--------

This. (And stolen.)

This is what I'm preparing for.

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 10, 2021 12:25 PM (4ov4M)

332 >>> So, ~ 1 in 3.
Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2021 12:23 PM (XHhHI)

Ten Thousand Against One
https://youtu.be/sMMboHJJFPI

Posted by: banana Dream at September 10, 2021 12:25 PM (Yh0oe)

333 Joepedo screams at us that "We have to come together."

and do things his way or else.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 10, 2021 12:25 PM (IukSd)

334 How many monopolies have actually ever been broken up? Standard Oil, AT&T, are there others? I know antitrust law is used to modify/block mergers all the time, but how often do monopolies actually get busted up?

Posted by: zmdavid at September 10, 2021 12:25 PM (xqRaG)

335 328 Joe's spirit animal is Moon Moon
Posted by: SFGoth at September 10, 2021 12:24 PM (KAi1n)

tff

Posted by: rhennigantx at September 10, 2021 12:25 PM (yrol0)

336 Work all last year on the front lines in covid wards with no jab and be a hero.

This year? Unemployed and a zero.

That's gotta sting.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2021 12:25 PM (OCTRt)

337 I'm hard pressed to come up with another president who threatened the American people in a speech.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2021 12:26 PM (kTF2Z)

338 Based on that ratio, it's somewhere between capital punishment and JR's Godfather (per the webtender)

Posted by: 496 at September 10, 2021 12:20 PM (VJsqe)

Thought Godfather was Scotch/Amaretto?...gonna try it w/Jameson's Black Barrel.

Posted by: BignJames at September 10, 2021 12:26 PM (AwYPR)

339 Also remember they really do not know if it is Delta or not about 99% of the time.

They don't even know if its the Wuhan Flu much of the time, for that matter. Remember, the CDC stated plainly that their standard test cannot tell the difference between it and the just plain old seasonal flu.

And I am guessing that half or more of these positive tests are just plain ol' crud.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 10, 2021 12:26 PM (KZzsI)

340 I keep expecting to wake up in a Vault, with 50's music playing...
Posted by: Romeo13 at September 10, 2021 12:21 PM (oHd/0

Well at least you'll get a cool pipboy. Lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 10, 2021 12:26 PM (03oxO)

341 nood




kamala

Posted by: banana Dream at September 10, 2021 12:27 PM (Yh0oe)

342 No one would've allowed any child to get the Polio Vaccine if it worked as badly as this one is.

As i understand it the first released Polio Vaccine was somewhat of a disaster, but they kept working on it and got it better.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 10, 2021 12:27 PM (KZzsI)

343 Kamaltoe is here to say that the Biden government will protect a woman's choice to chose.... to kill her baby..... but that is the only choice she is allowed to have.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 10, 2021 12:28 PM (IukSd)

344
People point to the railroads but those guys all had government backing.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at September 10, 2021 12:24 PM (nR2nR)

___________

J. J. Hill built the Great Northern Railway without government subsidies. His was also the only transcontinental railroad not to go bankrupt.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 10, 2021 12:28 PM (/U27+)

345 328 Joe's spirit animal is Moon Moon

Posted by: SFGoth at September 10, 2021 12:24 PM (KAi1n)

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Ana Navarro's spirit animal is Moo Moo

Posted by: ShainS -- Unauthorized Freedom Exhibitionist at September 10, 2021 12:28 PM (4ov4M)

346 What's next, Joe sending the military to surround and shut down college football stadiums?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2021 12:28 PM (kTF2Z)

347 Tell us how much you care about your youngest grandchild, Joe.

Not much. Still no pony.

Posted by: Arkansas Biden Baby at September 10, 2021 12:28 PM (Xrfse)

348 I'm hard pressed to come up with another president who threatened the American people in a speech.

--

If you're a dictator, you can do that.

Posted by: Lady in Black at September 10, 2021 12:28 PM (O+I8R)

349 337 I'm hard pressed to come up with another president who threatened the American people in a speech.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2021 12:26 PM (kTF2Z)


Obama may have done so. None of the other 44.

Posted by: Gref at September 10, 2021 12:28 PM (AMIL/)

350 nood

kamala

Posted by: banana Dream at September 10, 2021 12:27 PM (Yh0oe)

Aieeeeee

Posted by: my eyes at September 10, 2021 12:28 PM (v0R5T)

351 337 I'm hard pressed to come up with another president who threatened the American people in a speech.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2021 12:26 PM (kTF2Z)

___

I didn't technically threaten Japanese Americans before I locked them up in camps.

Posted by: FDR at September 10, 2021 12:28 PM (GQ5VU)

352 willowed again

Posted by: Arkansas Biden Baby at September 10, 2021 12:28 PM (Xrfse)

353 337 I'm hard pressed to come up with another president who threatened the American people in a speech.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2021 12:26 PM (kTF2Z)

Crowder liked to point out that during the campaign, Trump regularly attacked Biden and the elected dems, but never attacked the everyday supporter. Whereas Biden regularly attacked Trump and his voters.

If he could wipe out the lot of us, he would in a heartbeat.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at September 10, 2021 12:29 PM (KbCG3)

354 The Falling Man photograph taken on 9/11 is considered hate speech by FB.

Since my local rag doesn't publish on Saturdays, today was their 9/11 remembrance issue. And, of course, as you knew there had to be, there was one assmunch saying that the attacks brought us all together as one, and. . . .

Donald Trump tore that unity apart!

I really, really hate Democrats.

Man, Marjore Taylor Green is *pissed.* That thread is one hell of a tirade.

And not one person in the thread agrees with her. They tell her to buy a vibrator, sober up, play with a King toy or ask questions about her finances.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at September 10, 2021 12:29 PM (2JVJo)

355 337 I'm hard pressed to come up with another president who threatened the American people in a speech.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2021 12:26 PM (kTF2Z)


I seem to recall The Black Messiah threatening the deplorables from time to time, though I don't think he was quite as direct as "obey or we will punish you."

Posted by: CppThis at September 10, 2021 12:29 PM (UewuT)

356 What is Kevin McCarthy down to for people he will allow himself to be "interviewed" by? A handful at FOX News?

Posted by: lowandslow at September 10, 2021 12:30 PM (4thlk)

357 244 Fauci was asked, given that natural immunity provides more protection from Covid than the shot, why should someone who has had Covid take the vaccine? Fauci replies, "I don't have a firm answer for that."

He then ruins that by speculating that the vaccine may have more "durability" than natural infection.
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That's is whole schtick. He avoids outright denials since he knows that time will uncover the truth, plus there is currently no science to support the durability of the current "vac" the science is to the contrary so he can't support the contention.
___________

There have already been several studies that show that the protection provided by the vaccines falls off pretty rapidly. The Pfizer vaccine was less than 39% effective after just a couple of months. But the protection afforded by one's own immune system (as a result of having battled the virus and recovered) lasts much longer -- more than a year, from the time of recovering from the virus.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 10, 2021 12:30 PM (k4dH2)

358 Unvaccinated individuals who were never infected by Covid would certainly benefit from vaccination.__
(Certainly? What are the long term risks . . . Also,)
Ah, but how is one to know if they had it or not?

The virus is now endemic. Its is everywhere. We know this because - survey's of the blood supply show that 83% of donors, vacc'd and unvacc'd have antibodies. There is also several studies that the wildlife populations have significant percentages with antibodies. So, 1 almost everybody has already had it, and lived, or gotten vacced. Essentially anyone with a public facing job, health care, police/fire, food service/ retail is as good as it gets already. And 2, we don't vaccinate wildlife, so you aren't ever getting rid of it. Ever. Even with a PERFECT vax, we don't have. Its going to continue to mutate in the wildlife and spread back to us on an ongoing basis, probably seasonaly like you know, cold and flu season. Its like a cold that has a .001% chance of killing you. Get. Over. It. (Unless you are 70+).
If this wasn't politically useful, you'd never even have heard about it. Its an op tho. Total.

Posted by: Uniparty Again with the in your face evidence at September 10, 2021 12:30 PM (qU3wK)

359 Anything i have to say on the topic would make me sound like a glowie.

Posted by: Darth Randall at September 10, 2021 12:31 PM (0lynm)

360 I go into the Corps, get a bunch of shots. I go to Nam, get a bunch of shots. I go back to WESPAC, another bunch. Go back to Nam, guess what. I have been in injected, and probably infected enough.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at September 10, 2021 12:32 PM (C1Lsn)

361 Their Marxists/Communists. They managed to seize the means of production and the vast majority of wealth and capital the last 120 years.
And they ain't finished.

Calling Marxists and Commies "the real Fascists" is silly and pretty dumb. They laugh at this as you remain stuck in their frame attempting to use their weaponized rhetoric and dialectic against them to win over the masses. It's no different than the "Democrats are the real racists (or X)" crap Conservatives have been wasting decades on.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at September 10, 2021 12:33 PM (TdBgK)

362 333 Joepedo screams at us that "We have to come together."

and do things his way or else.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 10, 2021 12:25 PM (IukSd)


Joe has the persuasion skills and likeability of a scorpion.

Posted by: Gref at September 10, 2021 12:33 PM (AMIL/)

363 That's is whole schtick. He avoids outright denials since he knows that time will uncover the truth, plus there is currently no science to support the durability of the current "vac" the science is to the contrary so he can't support the contention.
___________

There have already been several studies that show that the protection provided by the vaccines falls off pretty rapidly. The Pfizer vaccine was less than 39% effective after just a couple of months. But the protection afforded by one's own immune system (as a result of having battled the virus and recovered) lasts much longer -- more than a year, from the time of recovering from the virus.
==
Exactly right. The vax is specific to one protein - the s spike, which oddly enough is the one protein that mutates the fastest. If you get it naturally, your system catalogues all five proteins. Some of which don't mutate very fast at all. Which is why your natural immunity is to be preferred. Vastly. The only thing the vax has going for it is . . . and endless supply of money diverted into pockets.

Posted by: science is a con, a hustle, a means to an end at September 10, 2021 12:34 PM (R65EJ)

364 215 ...BTW they also have control over your church. (they closed it for a year didn't they?) ...

Posted by: Cupidity is tired, SO Tired. at September 10, 2021 12:04 PM (TOFrk)

No. "They" didn't close them.
Ours didn't close. At all.
See also that church in CA that just won the lawsuit.

TBH, I think If churches closed, it is because the people let them close.

Posted by: Flyover at September 10, 2021 12:35 PM (Rbu5d)

365 What's next, Joe sending the military to surround and shut down college football stadiums?
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Fcuk Joe Biden

*Clap. Clap. Clapclapclap*

Fcuk Joe Biden

*Clap. Clap. Clapclapclap*

Posted by: every college football stadium in american in about 24 hours at September 10, 2021 12:38 PM (o96vE)

366 No. "They" didn't close them.
Ours didn't close. At all.
See also that church in CA that just won the lawsuit.
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You were privileged to live in a sane area. Most of the rest of your countrymen, and others around the world were not so lucky. The churches were closed. And that Church in California was closed, because if it wasn't they wouldn't have won the lawsuit. Most of the church closing were only pseudo voluntary. It was done at the urging of authorities, with the stern warning that the lack of cooperation would result in compulsion.

Posted by: personal experience trumps the nation's at large. at September 10, 2021 12:45 PM (oPBGE)

367 "And I am guessing that half or more of these positive tests are just plain ol' crud.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at September 10, 2021 12:26 PM (KZzsI)"

Cases severe enough to actually require hospitalization, it's easy to tell COVID - the symmetrical pneumonia of a specific type or the O2 saturation, combined with any of the neurological symptoms.

The really stupid thing about testing is that most people *have* had it - but the flu issue with the PCR tests means they're popping a false positive weeks or months later when tested during symptoms for something else, but would then (correctly) show positive if more detailed testing was done.

Don't overlook the CDC's role in keeping a tight rein on testing for the first few months; this not only allowed them to let the spread ramp up to a point they could switch to panic mode, it also greatly muddied the water for testing in this fashion.

This whole mess was a thing inflicted upon us with a certain amount of deliberate action and planning, regardless of whether the initial release was intentional, or accidental, or an accident designed by one party to occur at the hands of another.

Posted by: somedood at September 10, 2021 12:45 PM (7QclL)

368 Posted by: every college football stadium in american in about 24 hours at September 10, 2021 12:38 PM (o96vE)

ya missplet fuck

Posted by: REDACTED at September 10, 2021 12:47 PM (uCLWI)

369 355 337 I'm hard pressed to come up with another president who threatened the American people in a speech.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 10, 2021 12:26 PM (kTF2Z)

Bammy, every fucking day of his miserable presidency

Posted by: REDACTED at September 10, 2021 12:49 PM (uCLWI)

370 "Unvaccinated individuals who were never infected by Covid would certainly benefit from vaccination"

Heart attacks in Israel in certain age/sex groups are up over 200% since the vax campaign hit its stride.

All of the good data we have shows it's not even close: for anyone under 50 or so, the shots create a larger number of bad outcomes, and you're rolling the dice again with each follow-up shot or booster.

There are also some good early indications that for several weeks after the shot cycle starts, mortality from catching COVID is substantially increased.

Posted by: somedood at September 10, 2021 12:50 PM (7QclL)

371 While this whole thing is a ridiculous move towards fascism, the idea there is some wildly popular and influential "sensationalism of antivaccine misinformation" is absolutely moronic. There is no such thing whatsoever.

The vaccine has been available for 8 months. Everyone made their own, individual choice to get it or not get it, nothing more. There is, quite literally, nobody trying to convince others NOT to get vaccinated.

Posted by: deadrody at September 10, 2021 01:23 PM (V9901)

372 Actual fascism, for those who somehow still think that the "Antifa" moniker isn't unmitigated bullshit.

Posted by: Anotheranon at September 10, 2021 02:58 PM (8Ze5j)

373 Adam Schiff has been a permanent resident of Maryland throughout Trump's term in office and since. He's supposed to be the Rep for Burbank / Sherman Oaks end of the San Fernando valley in CA. Yet nobody in office or media on the right will impeach Schiff's ass with this information.

Posted by: Rayra at September 10, 2021 04:07 PM (VRL67)

374 It just amazes me that the most serious terrorist threats to the US, the right wing militias, are incapable of carrying out targeted assassinations of fascists like Schiff.

Posted by: iowaan at September 10, 2021 05:25 PM (+pBxk)

375 "28 i just want to live long enough to all these fucker fry..."
A terminal medical prognosis, and I'll dial this down from "all" to "see some of"...and die giggling.

howzabout that, all y'all?

hums "men of harlech"m sniffs hoppes #9


Posted by: BYZANTINE gENERAL at September 12, 2021 12:27 AM (Fbx+b)

376 @374 gotta get to nuthin left to lose first, see 375

OK Im a coward..If they shoot me dead that's one thing but being a chewtoy for the Beast nope nope nope.

Posted by: BYZANTINE gENERAL at September 12, 2021 12:32 AM (Fbx+b)

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