Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Space Cowgirl

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 748
62
Yeah, but our wars are fabulous.

63
They should send the vaccines to Florida. People will line up for hours to get them, and my county has ran out already.

66
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 11, 2021, 11:06:59 AM »


He could always use the Emergency Broadcast System!

67
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 11, 2021, 09:29:00 AM »
There's supposed to be a pro Trump rally at Twitter headquarters today. Other than this article, I haven't seen anything else about it https://www.cbsnews.com/news/twitter-headquarters-trump-rally-san-francisco/

69
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 10, 2021, 04:20:49 PM »
This is an interesting read.   It seems likely that the lack of security resources was deliberate, suggesting that there was a conspiracy involving the upper levels of the Capitol police.

https://twitter.com/TerryBoutonHist/status/1348365375449268226

That was a great description from on the ground. I thought it was really weird all those people had items that are usually prohibited at the Capitol building (besides the guns). Once you read the Washington Post article, and then stories like this from the ground it really does start to look like a conspiracy!

70
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 10, 2021, 04:12:17 PM »
I strongly believe there were people working on the inside to let this happen. The few cops who appeared "unwilling" to do their job were probably part of it. I hope they're all investigated.

Rep. Jason Crow has released this call summery https://twitter.com/RepJasonCrow/status/1348391040370282501?s=20

71
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 10, 2021, 03:28:24 PM »
You say they were unwilling, but they were outnumbered. https://twitter.com/JanNWolfe/status/1348327073773985802?s=20

Have you watched the videos where they are waving people in, and then tell the reporter they can't enter the building?

Taking selfies?

Have you ever known a police officer to give up control?  They are trained HARD to never, ever give up control under any circumstances. Even when they are dead wrong they never do that.  They aren't just going to back down because there are more people there, that happens in pretty much every protest.  They didn't back down during the BLM marches. 

Their behavior wasn't as bad as the insurrectionists, but it was a far cry from what they did to peaceful left-wing protesters that were in Trumps way for his photo op, or the George Floyd protests.  Remember this?

I'm wondering who it was that made the decision to not put a show of force for what was known to be coming well ahead of time.



Of course I have watched the videos, I posted some of them in this thread.
 
If they deem the safer route is to give up control, they will give up control. I don't know what your source is for your opinion, but I imagine it's the same for that picture you posted. Those aren't Capitol Hill police officers, they are National Guard. The National Guard was called in before that protest at the Lincoln Memorial even got started. There were no National Guard called to the Capitol riot until 2 hours later. This was a failure from the top.

This is a great article describing what it was like inside https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-capitol-siege/2021/01/09/e3ad3274-5283-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html  here's the archive  https://archive.is/zncZh 




72
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 10, 2021, 12:34:26 PM »
You say they were unwilling, but they were outnumbered. https://twitter.com/JanNWolfe/status/1348327073773985802?s=20

73
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 10, 2021, 06:29:37 AM »
This is a database of all the charges filed so far from the Capitol riots https://extremism.gwu.edu/Capitol-Hill-Cases

74
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: January 09, 2021, 05:08:32 PM »
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/politics/donald-trump-impeachment-lawyers-dershowitz-giuliani/index.html

Quote
(CNN)President Donald Trump is considering having Rudy Giuliani and Alan Dershowitz defend him if he faces another impeachment trial, two sources familiar with the matter said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday Democrats are prepared to move forward with impeachment next week if Trump doesn't resign, and Trump is beginning to mull who would represent him in a Senate trial.
Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, is expected to represent him, the sources said, and Trump is also considering hiring Dershowitz, a controversial attorney.
Dershowitz initially declined to comment to CNN, saying, "I don't talk to CNN, I sue them." But he told Politico on Friday that it would be his "honor and privilege" to defend the President. Dershowitz called CNN after publication of this article and said he was referring to the "honor and privilege" of defending the Constitution, not the President.
"It would be my honor and privilege to defend the Constitution of the United States and the First Amendment against partisan efforts to weaponize the Constitution," Dershowitz said.
A Giuliani spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Dear lord baby Jesus, please make Rudy get a fresh hair dye the day the impeachment starts.

75
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 09, 2021, 04:08:22 PM »
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/capitol-riot-senior-trump-official-calls-him-a-fascist.html

archive if you want to read past the paywall https://archive.is/daIjD

Quote
This adviser, who spoke to Trump on Wednesday amid the siege, said Trump watched the events on television intently. CNN reported that he was so excited by the action, it “freaked out” some staffers around him. The adviser told me that Trump expressed disgust on aesthetic grounds over how “low class” his supporters looked. “He doesn’t like low-class things,” the adviser said, explaining that Trump had a similar reaction over the summer to a video of Brad Parscale, his former campaign manager, shirtless and drinking a beer in his driveway during a mental-health emergency in which police tackled him and seized his weapons. “He kept mentioning, ‘Oh, did you see him in his beer shirt?’ He was annoyed. To him, it’s just low class, in other words.”

Apparently he's offering everyone pardons, too!

76
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 09, 2021, 03:26:25 PM »
I'm surprised Tumblr hasn't also signaled their virtue.

77
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 09, 2021, 03:07:22 PM »


Now we'll never know what he pins!  :'(

78
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 09, 2021, 12:39:08 PM »
CNN: Extremists intensify calls for violence ahead of Inauguration Day.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/08/us/online-extremism-inauguration-capitol-invs/index.html

(CNN)"Trump or war. Today. That simple."

"If you don't know how to shoot: You need to learn. NOW."

"we will storm the government buildings, kill cops, kill security guards, kill federal employees and agents, and demand a recount."

Great. A sequel. This threat seems poorly thought out. After they murder a bunch of cops and force a recount what happens when Joe Biden still wins? Do they just go ahead?

I've been thinking about what might happen between now and the 20th. This is going to be a nail biter.

79
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Why do you support donald trump
« on: January 09, 2021, 11:13:09 AM »
Ohio's Jim Jordan is calling for unity and healing and an end to cancel culture. lol

80
Interesting view of the rioters just before and just after getting into the Capitol. https://twitter.com/insidernews/status/1347646782659031043?s=20

81
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 09, 2021, 07:56:52 AM »
But that was not the whole point of Parler.

Google has taken parler off the android play store.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/08/tech/parler-google-play-removed/index.html?utm_content=2021-01-09T01%3A31%3A18&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twcnnbrk

I'm not sure how I feel about that. It seems like a bit much.

It really comes down to one thing Apple and Google will not allow on their platform.

Porn.

Facebook and Twitter outright ban it and have a strong moderation effort to keep it off their sites.

Parler doesn't.  Until they change that, they are going to remain banned.

Twitter does not outright ban porn. They do not ban porn at all, and do not have strong moderation efforts against it. You have Twitter mixed up with Tumblr. The only reason Tumblr banned porn was because Apple pulled the Tumblr app. Apple pulled the Tumblr app because Tumblr was infested with child porn. If you do not believe me about Twitter, Google "Twitter porn" and then click on any of the links. Even PornHub has a porn clips acct.

Parler is not banned for porn.

Yeah, I got those two mixed up.

It's a double standard for sure, but porn is certainly a part of why Parler is getting the ban. The threats of violence and hate speech is the other of course.

Parler is certainly more porn friendly than Twitter is.  That likely has both tech giants looking at them with a more critical eye.

I do not know why you think Parler is more porn friendly than Twitter, or that porn had anything to do with Apple and Google pulling their apps right now. Every article about it mentions inciting violence and the riots, none of them mention porn.

Parler is more porn friendly because Twitter requires that porn is marked as adult so users can block it.  Parler doesn't, and so it's harder to avoid on there.

Porn is a huge deal with both Apple and Google, there is no way they aren't taking that into consideration. Of course the news is focused on the riots, but being porn friendly isn't doing Parler any favors.

I have no idea where you get your information from, but Parler and Twitter have the same guidelines for porn. Twitter has thousands of porn accts, and are extremely porn friendly!  Apple cares about porn on its apps, and always have. You'll have to show me some evidence that Google has ever cared about porn.

Parler: 3.Nudity and Pornography Images, videos, depictions or descriptions of adult nudity or sex are permitted, so long as they are designated as “sensitive” (NSFW). Neither cover images nor profile pictures(nor usernames)can be designated as “sensitive,”and so may not contain these types of images(or descriptions).

Twitter: You can share graphic violence and consensually produced adult content within your Tweets, provided that you mark this media as sensitive.

82


Conclusion:
1. Women are more caring.
2. If you are nervous with someone you love, the solution is: *laugh* ;D

By the way: Related to this thread topic: Do women easily get along with mutual women? (so that countries in the world can cooperate peacefully?)

Older women easily get along with other women, but when we're younger we don't seem to. I don't know if it's because we're always told "women hate each other" or if it's because we see each other as competitors for the mens. If it's natural, then there's probably an evolutionary reason for it, if it's cultural, then it benefits someone for us to hate each other.

83
The Qanon Shaman has been to lots of BLM counter-protests. He likes to get photographed in his costume.

84
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 09, 2021, 07:37:04 AM »
Fuck twitter and fuck facebook for banning trump. Btw the donald trump subreddit also got banned, and parler will get banned, soon.

I find it quite sad that nowdays people with different political views are getting banned and people are all okay with it. I also noticed that many people condemining the capitol-rioters are very extreme themselves, e.g. asking for life long sentences or death penalty for every one of the rioters.

Anyway let's be honest here, for twitter and facecrap this was only a PR-stunt because trump is pretty much at the end of his term. They'd never have done this after e.g. 2 years of donald trump as a president, because they would have lost way too much traffic then. Fucking hypocrites.

And to the people saying 'bUt thEy ArE pRivAte cOmpaNies, thEy caN bAn wHoEver tHeY wAnT' - well yes perhaps they are. But at this point, twitter and youtube are pretty much monopolies in their field. Banning a troll obviously is okay, but banning someone 'big' means taking their ability to speak to milions of people. This can have a major influence on public opinion, on elections etc. It is very obviously a breach of freedom of speech. It might be legal as of today (is it even?) but I'm sure this will change.

And to the Lorddave saying 'Like, did the non-existence of twitter mean we had less freedom of speech?' are you really that stupid or just trolling? It's obviously all relative. If person a and b both have the same means of reaching people then that's okay, but if only one of the person has access to reaching milions of people, that is a BIG problem.

It's also interesting how 5 people dying at the protests is such a HUUUUUUGE deal, yet 40000-5000 people per day due to covid is like 'meh, who cares'.
I guess it's true that a few people dying is a tragedy, yet thousands of people dying is merely a statistic.

People with different political views do not get banned. Don't fall for the BS. People who incite violence or glorify violence do instead.

Trump got a free pass to do both for far too long. It's about time these companies stood up to that shit

They do actually ban people for their political views.

85
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 08, 2021, 07:14:57 PM »
But that was not the whole point of Parler.

Google has taken parler off the android play store.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/08/tech/parler-google-play-removed/index.html?utm_content=2021-01-09T01%3A31%3A18&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twcnnbrk

I'm not sure how I feel about that. It seems like a bit much.

It really comes down to one thing Apple and Google will not allow on their platform.

Porn.

Facebook and Twitter outright ban it and have a strong moderation effort to keep it off their sites.

Parler doesn't.  Until they change that, they are going to remain banned.

Twitter does not outright ban porn. They do not ban porn at all, and do not have strong moderation efforts against it. You have Twitter mixed up with Tumblr. The only reason Tumblr banned porn was because Apple pulled the Tumblr app. Apple pulled the Tumblr app because Tumblr was infested with child porn. If you do not believe me about Twitter, Google "Twitter porn" and then click on any of the links. Even PornHub has a porn clips acct.

Parler is not banned for porn.

Yeah, I got those two mixed up.

It's a double standard for sure, but porn is certainly a part of why Parler is getting the ban. The threats of violence and hate speech is the other of course.

Parler is certainly more porn friendly than Twitter is.  That likely has both tech giants looking at them with a more critical eye.

I do not know why you think Parler is more porn friendly than Twitter, or that porn had anything to do with Apple and Google pulling their apps right now. Every article about it mentions inciting violence and the riots, none of them mention porn.

86
Here's an approach that might just work!

"Rumor going in DC that ladies are catfishing these goons on dating apps to turn them over to the FBI, which is just excellent."

https://twitter.com/AlexPalombo/status/1347640641895936001

Haha, I hope that is true. They need to be careful, they are dealing with people who had no trouble smearing their own shit on the walls.

87
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 08, 2021, 06:33:43 PM »
But that was not the whole point of Parler.

Google has taken parler off the android play store.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/08/tech/parler-google-play-removed/index.html?utm_content=2021-01-09T01%3A31%3A18&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twcnnbrk

I'm not sure how I feel about that. It seems like a bit much.

It really comes down to one thing Apple and Google will not allow on their platform.

Porn.

Facebook and Twitter outright ban it and have a strong moderation effort to keep it off their sites.

Parler doesn't.  Until they change that, they are going to remain banned.

Twitter does not outright ban porn. They do not ban porn at all, and do not have strong moderation efforts against it. You have Twitter mixed up with Tumblr. The only reason Tumblr banned porn was because Apple pulled the Tumblr app. Apple pulled the Tumblr app because Tumblr was infested with child porn. If you do not believe me about Twitter, Google "Twitter porn" and then click on any of the links. Even PornHub has a porn clips acct.

Parler is not banned for porn.

88
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 08, 2021, 06:14:12 PM »
But that was not the whole point of Parler.

Google has taken parler off the android play store.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/08/tech/parler-google-play-removed/index.html?utm_content=2021-01-09T01%3A31%3A18&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twcnnbrk

I'm not sure how I feel about that. It seems like a bit much.

I don't think Trump even uses Parler.

I do not think these big tech companies should have so much power over speech. I don't like where this is all going.

89
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 08, 2021, 05:47:04 PM »
It's about time Facebook and Twitter were more heavy handed in moderating what's said on their platform too. And the trolls and bullies. The right to free speech doesn't entitle people to bully or spread misinformation. That goes for politicians too. They should not get any special status unless that status is holding them to account even more so than a pleb

Too bad Twitter is more heavy handed with politics they don't like than pedophiles.

90
Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Who will win the election?
« on: January 08, 2021, 05:04:13 PM »
But that was not the whole point of Parler.

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 748