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« Reply #600 on: December 15, 2018, 10:09:31 AM »
Woe unto you whose tech terminology abbreviates to a sequence of letters.




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« Reply #601 on: December 27, 2018, 06:40:37 AM »
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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #602 on: December 27, 2018, 01:19:18 PM »
I've never heard of this news source, but they said it came from the census bureau.

KUSI is an independent TV station in San Diego; been around since the early 80's. (Don't know their political leanings, haven't watched TV news in ages.)

Mildly surprised at the "least educated" metric for California. Rather figured we'd be #1 for highest population of "least-useful-degree holders" (e.g. gender studies; etc.)

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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #603 on: December 29, 2018, 03:55:11 PM »
Vape store cashier in Georgia reduced to loud screeching fit over customer's pro-Trump attire.


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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #604 on: December 29, 2018, 04:18:13 PM »
Personally, I think EVERYONE in that video is a dumbass. Not because they're screaming. Not because they're wearing a Trump shirt, and not because they're just standing there BEING A BLACK PERSON. They're dumbasses.... because they're in a fucking vape store. Go smoke a real cigarette, you fruity raspberry cotton candy puffing pussies.
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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #605 on: December 29, 2018, 04:55:16 PM »
I think I've mentioned recently my belief that the government is beholden to corporations now, and we've basically become a democracy of commercial corporations and no longer a democracy of the people. (as in Walmart and Whole Foods and Foot Locker get to vote for the REAL shit that happens, not YOU) I somehow stumbled across a 10 year old post from the Bush depression period... kinda eerie how right my prediction was.



Appears to me as though we are entering an era in which corporations will assume the role of government, something which was supposed to be prevented by anti-trust laws. Keeping these giant corporations fat, happy, and afloat will be the primary economic goal. All other economic problems (including the economic woes of the masses of middle-class) will be subordinate to those interests.

It's my opinion that this recent social attitude adjustment towards the championing of diversity is a marketing move and a corporate trend. Who started it is unclear, but as it usually occurs, once one starts doing it, the others catch on soon after to stay relevant and competitive. I'm not saying diversity is bad. I'm not saying exclusion and discrimination is okay. I'm just saying the corporate attitude towards "loving diversity" is phony and for the purposes of emotional manipulation, and THAT makes it bad. It is my opinion that they attempt to gain favor of consumers by adopting this position and attitude, which minorities apparently believe is REAL, and they in turn reward the company by buying their product. Essentially, "We support diversity" is nothing more than a marketing technique. Meanwhile, THEY KNOW they have mountains of marketing research data indicating their average age, sex, and race demographic. Clearly their bread gets buttered in one area more than another. But if someone has money ready to spend... it doesn't matter what their age, sex or race is.
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« Reply #606 on: December 29, 2018, 06:18:34 PM »
It's my opinion that this recent social attitude adjustment towards the championing of diversity is a marketing move and a corporate trend.

Agreed the corps. have glommed onto this for their own cynically exploitative reasons; though the ideological trend seems to have decades-old origins.

The following 'tweet' jumps into the middle of a thread exploring why payment companies (Patreon, Stripe, PayPal, MasterCard, etc.) have been observed to be acting in concert to shut down counter-narrative sites and content creators:


https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/1078397471141842945 (may take some amount of scrolling to find the beginning)



(Note that Robert Spencer—not to be confused with Richard Spencer—runs a site documenting Islamic extremism.)


Patreon has been acting particularly strangely lately, banning creators who they on the one hand concede didn't break their Terms of Service, but on the other hand they keep alluding to "extra layers" that must be taken into account, for Patreon to participate in the Global Payment Network:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv7hvZee-PQ
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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #607 on: December 31, 2018, 10:34:11 AM »
Thread detailing the SPLC's role in recent ideological deplatformings:


https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/1079146042350858241




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Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« Reply #608 on: January 02, 2019, 06:40:21 PM »
Interesting when someone from the U.K. can articulate a defense of the U.S. first constitutional amendment, better than presumably 99% of our own electorate:


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« Reply #609 on: January 06, 2019, 02:46:44 PM »
University Professor: There are no significant biological differences between races or genders. Everyone was interchangeable right up until European white supremacist patriarchal culture established a prevailing narrative that socially constructed whatever differences are perceived today.

(Or something like that.)


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« Reply #610 on: January 16, 2019, 05:41:56 AM »
White privilege backfire  :lolsign: -
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« Reply #611 on: January 16, 2019, 12:57:24 PM »
She made the assumption he was white. He should've made the assumption that she was blonde.
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