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Politics Thread #19: The Last One

Cheers to all as we fade away with the year, but most especially to our friends from /pol/.
No.416642
Anonymous
Replies:>>416644
>>>416636
>Sweden changed the legal definition of rape to be much broader
Please explain.
No.416643
Rodyle !Cljnc/gZnM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42346192
May loses the Brexit vote
No.416644
Anonymous
Replies:>>416646
>>416642
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_in_Sweden#Swedish_rape_statistics
No.416646
Anonymous
>>416644
That's pretty interesting stuff.
No.416649
Anonymous
Replies:>>416650
I want to invite you all to http://www.getchan.net/ as a replacement
No.416650
Anonymous
>>416649
Please provide a good argument for me to visit that link.
No.416651
Anonymous
Replies:>>416661
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https://twitter.com/pnehlen/status/941370447278440448

>"We need a federal law prohibiting censorship of lawful speech on major social media platforms," Nehlen asserts. "It is well-known that Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube discriminate against the right-wing, as evidenced by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's recent comments. While widely heralded for those comments, they rang hollow with no suggested solution. This law is that solution. It will extend Americans' First Amendment free speech protections onto major social media platforms."

>"We are not extensively regulating or trust-busting," Nehlen explains, "because people generally like how the platforms perform in terms of functionality. This law will not interfere with features or functionality, so market forces will remain in play. The problem is their censorship of lawful speech. Hypocritically, the same companies that support net neutrality also want to censor your speech. We say no."

>For purposes of this legislation, "censorship" includes:
>Denial of platform access and normal use thereof (e.g., lockouts, suspensions, bans)
>"Shadowbanning"
>Issuance of "verified" status based on any factor(s) unrelated to identity authentication
>"Throttling" accounts and/or content without disclosure
>Embargoing content (i.e., no "memory-holing" content without the consent of the creator)
>Manipulating "trending" algorithms without disclosure
>Demonetization

>"Lawful speech" is based upon the standards enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, with the following limitations:
>No child pornography
>No explicit, credible threats of physical violence
>No publishing any individual's nonpublic residential address, telephone number, or email address without their consent
>Platforms may choose to prohibit otherwise-lawful pornographic video (i.e., video containing explicit sexual acts)
>Restrictions on copyrighted content are already addressed by the DMCA

>"Major social media platforms" means social media platforms that enjoy a market share above minimum threshold level. At present, it would include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Reddit. (Smaller platforms and message boards will not be affected.)

>The legislation would impose company fines of $500,000 per instance of wrongful censorship, and would be enforced by the FCC. Judicial remedies (both monetary and non-monetary) may also be available to aggrieved parties.

>"The bedrock of American society is freedom of speech. Social media companies have usurped this freedom, and we intend to give it back to the American people," says Nehlen.

>"This is just one more instance where Paul Ryan has shown he isn't getting the job done in Washington. The GOP's voters are being systematically censored off of the primary channels of public communication by left-wing tech giants, and Ryan – indeed, the entire GOP Congress – has sat utterly mute for years and allowed it to happen. In the absence of leadership, I willingly step into the breach."

I love this fucking timeline. So many things are starting to look way up. Though honestly I wish there was more of a willingness to engage in trust-busting outright, I'll gladly take this.
No.416652
Rodyle !Cljnc/gZnM
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Anonymous
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>>416652
What
No.416655
Anonymous
>>416652
nice rebuttal
No.416661
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
Replies:>>416663
>>416651

>We need a federal law prohibiting censorship of lawful speech on major social media platforms

Translation: “We want the Nazis to be able to use Twitter without being banned for being Nazis.”
No.416663
Anonymous
>>416661
Then ban them for a proper reason, like inciting racial violence.
No.416664
Rodyle !Cljnc/gZnM
>>416663
They're Nazis, they do that by definition. It is literally part of the ethos.
No.416665
Anonymous
>>416663
They *are* being banned for a proper reason: violating the site's ToS.
No.416680
Anonymous
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/365670-house-will-have-to-vote-for-tax-cut-bill-again

If I never see another PAUL RYAN, POLICY WONK profile again it will be too soon
No.416699
Anonymous
>Thinks businesses should be allowed to refuse service to people for being gay
>Doesn't think businesses should be allowed to refuse service to people who violate the contracts they sign when they enter into business with those companies.

"Anti-regulation" party, amirite?
No.416900
Anonymous
Replies:>>416909
So Matt Lauer, Glenn Trush, Chris Matthews and a few other major election media guys that shaped coverage are proven misogynists or fucking sex criminals like Trump, and then we have Comey.

We can criticize Hillary for a slew of reasons, but if you can't admit the deck was stacked against her, you're out of your mind.
No.416909
Anonymous
>>416900
I don't know if it necessarily follows that people who abuse their power to coerce sex out of people they have power over are also conspiring against a presidential candidate because she's a woman. Like don't get me wrong--I'm a full on feminist, and I don't question the women who brought up charges against them at all. Nor the fact that it's an indication of a lack of respect for women. But it sounds like you're trying to extrapolate that to suggest these people were conspiring against Hilary Clinton in specific, which is a pretty big leap of logic.
No.416926
Anonymous
and so year one of donald's presidency ends with a government shutdown
No.416927
Anonymous
What did I miss now?
No.417138
Anonymous
John Bolton as NSA. Fuck everyone who voted for Trump.
No.417140
Anonymous
It seems pretty obvious what is going on with Trump and Russia. I am honestly surprised there has only been one reported assassination attempt.
No.417234
Anonymous
>>>/mtv/48438
>Damn, son, does it hurt when you clutch your pearls that hard?
So militant white people should be beaten and jailed but militant black people are a joke?
Humans are humans. Angry racist humans are equally scary regardless of race.
No.417315
Anonymous
>>417234
>All Lives Mattering domestic terrorism
No.417374
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
Replies:>>417455
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>>417234
>So militant white people should be beaten and jailed but militant black people are a joke?
No.417454
Anonymous
>>417234
>So militant white people should be beaten and jailed but militant black people are completely non-existent except to senile White boomers who should we pray die tomorrow?

Yep, got it in one.
No.417455
Anonymous
Replies:>>417456
>>417374
She was the only intelligent and honest person in that interview. She was trying to pin down and get something resembling human speech out of a vacillating and deceitful obscurant that is mealy-mouthed, logorrheic and unclear on purpose so he can seem wise and so his little insect fans can deduct what they want from his spiels.
No.417456
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
>>417455
So you're saying Jordan Peterson is a lizard person who eats the heads of children?

…yeah, that wasn’t a serious question, and neither is “so you’re saying…?”. If you have to otherword someone during an argument, you have already lost.
No.417457
Anonymous
Replies:>>417459
>>417456
>…yeah, that wasn’t a serious question, and neither is “so you’re saying…?”. If you have to otherword someone during an argument, you have already lost.
Well, how the fuck do you expect someone extract meaning from a non-argument like "Damn, son, does it hurt when you clutch your pearls that hard?".
No.417458
Anonymous
>>417456
>If you have to otherword someone during an argument

It's because they are worse writers than Dan Brown and their fans, collectively, have less culture, genetic value and personality in them than a Big Bang Theory box set.
No.417459
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
>>417457
>Well, how the fuck do you expect someone extract meaning from a non-argument like "Damn, son, does it hurt when you clutch your pearls that hard?"

You look at the underlying premise of the insult. The "clutching your pearls" idiom means the pearl-clutcher in question acts mortified by some mundane or otherwise common idea—e.g., the idea of Black people owning guns or organizing into a group of two or more people. My insult, then, was an implication that the expressed fear of militant Black people is unfounded and based near-entirely in a racist mindset that sees Black people as inherently criminal and naturally dangerous.
No.417483
Anonymous
Replies:>>417484
They're going all-out to gin up war with Iran today, aren't they. Bolton's only been in two weeks and Pompeo what, a few days?
No.417484
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
>>417483
This is what happens when you have Rapture-believing nutjobs in the same administration as a guy who has openly asked why we do not use nukes.
No.417486
Anonymous
History repeats itself, right? Can we get the Ides of March without the fall of a republic?
No.417901
User 9
How To Shake Handsyoutube thumb revving up for 2020
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User 9
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Anonymous
Replies:>>418119
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Someone made a worldwide "animal waste pollution" map. As in, measurement of the amount of defecation that releases toxic waste gases.

India is officially #1 in public defecation.
No.418119
Meister Tweister
Replies:>>418121
>>418087
>it's the NORTHERN part of India
Perhaps Aryans were not the master race...
No.418121
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
Replies:>>418131
>>418119
I’m sorry, what?
No.418131
Meister Tweister
>>418121
Aryans were a tribe that conquered northern India several thousand years ago and brought their "indo-european" language to the region.
No.418190
Anonymous
Franken's questioning of Jeff Sessions led to his recusal and Mueller's investigation, and now Klobuchar set up Trump when she got Barr to admit suborning perjury is felony obstruction of justice.

Minnesotans man.
No.418211
User 9
Not sure if other countries do this, but I think at this point it's clear that the United States ought to get hotfixed such that failing to pass a yearly budget just results in funding for stuff that isn't designated temparary getting its budget from last year copied over, maybe adjusted for inflation, instead of defaulting to everything going into shutdown mode.
No.418321
Anonymous
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christchurch_mosque_shootings
Some guy did a real-life remove kebab in New Zealand.
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Anonymous
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aussie pride internet wide
No.418333
Anonymous
>Aussie
>Pride
In what?
No.418334
Anonymous
Replies:>>418337
Australian guy went to New Zealand and shot up some muslims. I suppose discussing it in the politics thread would be more apt.
No.418337
Mooster Twooster
>>418334
And now NZ and AU are blaming websites, and are banning a lot of them.

Saged, cause technically the above post is right.
No.418346
Anonymous ## Mod
Replies:>>418347
The merge feature works!
No.418347
Anonymous
>>418346
It was never broken. But, it only works within the same board.
No.418867
Anonymous
Replies:>>418870
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Hey brainiac, did you try bumping the thread?
No.418870
Anonymous
Replies:>>418871
>>418867
Oh, yea, bump limits have since changed, so you can still use this thread. Oh well.
No.418871
Anonymous
Replies:>>418877
>>418870
it hadn't even reached 50 you mong
No.418877
Anonymous
Replies:>>418878
>>418871
I haven't reached 50 yet either but I sure as hell feels like I did.
No.418878
Mistir Twistir
>>418877
With age comes wisdom, and wisdom give you power.
No.418879
Anonymous
>>418878
I'm a little older, none the wiser,
trying to forget the past
the memories may fade, but the mistakes I made
will always seem to last.
>>418878
>With age comes wisdom
It honestly should. Yet we are self-destructing faster than ever.
Reality is surreal.
No.418893
Anonymous
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Anonymous
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No.419115
Mstr Twstr
>>418893
Pebble Throw in a nutshell.
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
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No.419151
Mstr Twstr
>>419150
Oh, you wish.

Gotta wish harder.
>>419150
Replace them with Britannia if you want something more realistic.
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Anonymous
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No.419231
Anonymous
>>419230
(SEN = Special Education Needs or something)
It's hard to make any judgement with this little information, but:
1) Sex != Gender. Is changing the noted sex the right solution to gender dysphoria? Would this cause issues for vaccination/medical emergencies/penis inspection day?
2) Liking trains and cars is a pretty low bar for gender dysphoria. If there is more evidence (there probably is) then this is different but otherwise that's fucked to judge binary gender from such a trivial counter-stereotype. Are all bronies categorically gender dysphoric?
3) Is the mother in denial and not mentioning legitimate evidence?
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Anonymous
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No.419537
User 9
Replies:>>419538
Wow, the United States sure is in a difficult diplomatic spot right now!
Good thing President Trump, by his own admission the greatest negotiator we have, knows that visiting Iran to meet its leaders in person and drive a hard deal face-to-face like only he knows how is the surest way to quickly bring a end to this conflict.
No.419538
Anonymous
Replies:>>419539
>>419537
Oh yeah, it's gonna be hilarious to see how this will turn out. It sort of feels like the early 00s again.
No.419539
Anonymous
>>419538
Might be a rerun for you, but not for the new generations. No spoilers!
No.419540
Anonymous
Is getting into a conflict with Iran some sort of tactic to distract from problems at home? An attempt to ensure re-election through some sort of not changing horses mid-stream rhetoric?
No.419541
Anonymous
>>419540
Certainly possible, who knows.
No.419542
Mister Twister
>>419540
Everyone wants control over the Middle East (including Russia, China, or anyone strong at the moment), and no one wants an actual WORLD (see: planes and bombs over the ocean) war. It's about control over the region and destabilization, nothing else.
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Anonymous
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No.419779
Anonymous
Replies:>>419780
>>419778
Why is this in the politics thread?
No.419780
Anonymous
Replies:>>419782
>>419779
Because she is doing speeches in the european parliament.
No.419782
Anonymous
>>419780
Who is she?

And is the middle image the same person or just a porn star that also has pigtails?
No.419783
Anonymous
Replies:>>419792
>>419782
Greta Thunberg. In case you've been living under a rock: she's a teen with aspergers making autistic rants about climate change.
No.419792
Anonymous
Replies:>>419793
>>419782
>And is the middle image the same person or just a porn star that also has pigtails?
It's almost certainly not her. I think the joke is /pol/anon feels that she is an angry virgin.

>>419783
Yep, prompting a lot of world leaders to essentially bully a teenager. Shit's surreal. That's why movements shouldn't use a single person as an 'inspiration', regardless of what corporate media will try to encorage.
No.419793
Anonymous
>>419792
>I think the joke is /pol/anon feels that she is an angry virgin.
No, the joke is that if she had a stable relationship or someone to give her love (or even just a man to put her in her place), then she'd be a happier person and perhaps a more productive member of society, and not just the current decade equivalent of LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE.

But that might not work in her case because last time I checked she was legit autistic and her parents are taking advantage of the fact, and fueling the media attention for their own benefits.

>prompting a lot of world leaders to essentially bully a teenager
They are basically telling a dumb kid to go back to school and learn how the world works, and the fact that this is considered bullying tells you a lot about how viable victim stardomship is.
No.419794
Anonymous
Replies:>>419795
>>419793
>or even just a man to put her in her place
Really mate?
No.419795
Anonymous
>>419794
Yes, really. The sexual revolution was a mistake.
>>419793
>perhaps a more productive member of society
Attempting to secure a future for the next century of human and animal life is one of the most productive things a human can do.
Going about it poorly? You can debate that. Being unproductive? No.

>They are basically telling a dumb kid to go back to school and learn how the world works
...instead of acknowledging a legitimate problem and working with climate experts to mitigate it in a realistic way.
No.419822
Anonymous
Place your bets: Trump and Pence have coronavirus, or media speculation.
Judging them as individuals, I'd wager yes.
No.419823
Mister Twister
>>419822
Most people survive it, so...............
No.419879
Anonymous
Replies:>>419883
>>419822
Wasn't the President downplaying it when things were starting to spread? It would be almost fitting if it got him.

Little chance though, even if he's personally at higher risk than younger folk he's got all the resources around him to save his life.
No.419883
Anonymous
>>419879
I mean he pretty much freaking stood with a whole crowd of other people in the room while speaking about this virus, so he might have done a whole lot of other crazy unsafe stuff. He's a risky rich-ass after all.
No.419919
Anonymous
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I am conflicted: should I be grateful or concerned by the incompetent response to this pandemic?
>many leaders giving harmful instructions to their own supporters, critical thinkers most likely have enough information to stay safe. Might actually have a positive effect on propaganda resistance
>reported decrease in global CO2 emissions
>social distancing measures could reduce the spread of other diseases
>population control without creating an ethical dilemma

>>419918
Case study: Spanish Flu
During World War I, countries heavily under-reported to maintain morale. Spain was neutral and reported their numbers reasonably, so it falsely appeared as if Spain was being hit far worse by the flu than any other country.
No.419921
Anonymous
>>419919
Since it predominantly kills old people, once the virus is gone, the average age of people in the affected countries will be much lower.
Less old folk means lesser burden on social spending due to less pensions to be paid out. This will increase the state budget. The large sums of inheritance taxes to be paid will increase it further.
Most of those old people are indigenous population, so this will lead to immigrants becoming an ever bigger part (in percentage) of the populace, in particular because they breed faster. This will lead to the state having to spend more on them. On the other hand the indigenous populace will also gain some cash boost due to the inheritances, and perhaps this may lead to more children being born.
Since politicians are nearly all very old and thus heavily endangered by the virus, we may see a large shift in political structures (many politicians such as Merkel or Trump were already found spending a lot of time around people who tested positive). Especially if the failed responses to the virus will empower more radical parties.
The social distancing also means that digital conferences will be at least tested in practice, for fields such as schools and governments. This may lead to these becoming more and more prevalent in the future.

So whatever happens, the future will be at least interesting, and the world will finally change in a direction.

My favourite part is that so far in 2020 we had famines, floods, locusts, a pandemic, and it's not even April yet.
No.419937
User 9
Replies:>>419938
>>419919
I would be concerned. Even a competent response would still have people staying inside enough for emissions to go down and other diseases to also be affected by social distancing. Overall population isn't a pressing issue, at least as long as we stick with modern food production per acre. That only leaves propoganda resistance, and there's other ways to cultivate that.

If there was a way to specifically protect construction workers, this would be a nice time to overhaul our public transportation systems, since interruptions for upgrades and other service would be less of an issue with greatly reduced traffic.

Anyway, I have a hard time beleiving that the people trying to get everyone back to work as quickly as possible really can't make up excuses better than the ones we've been hearing. Like... Really? Anyone got something more beleivable than "people will just kill themselves" or "saving lives just isn't as important as the liberty and justice of face to face interaction"? Because so far the attempts to convince me that this lockdown needs to be limited have only managed to make me think we're even more able to withstand extending it than I previously expected.
No.419938
Anonymous
>>419937
The lockdown is because people are stupid and the social distancing guidelines are largely ignored; they have to be enforced to slow down the spread of the virus.

>"saving lives just isn't as important as money"?
fixed that for you.
No.419939
Anonymous
Replies:>>419944
It stresses me out whenever I have to go outside and that does seem noticable, that people other than me don't seem to even know the concept of distance and spacing
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>>419939
Same here.
The situation is a bit better with IT people though, we've been socially distancing for years. People suck!
No.419952
User 9
Replies:>>419953
So, no only are prisoners, epsecially nonviolent prisoners, not being released during to the virus in the US despite that easily being a death sentance for many of them, but it doesn't seem unlikely that pritate prisons might simply respond to the deaths by demanding more prisoners get sent in as the disease progresses.

Given that there's also likely to be a lack of hospital space, would it make sense to have private prisons converted to emergency hospitals to both get more hospital space and as a (politically easier?) way to get private prisons to stop demanding prisoners for a bit by giving them something else to get paid for?
No.419953
Anonymous
>>419952
Relevant: Ex-con talks about epidemics and prison.
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Anonymous
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>Always relevant to an imagedboard politics thread
No.420020
Anonymous
>>420019
>falling inline with the hivemind
what a cuck!
No.420066
Anonymous
Trump is trying to blame the World Health Organisation for everything wrong with the coronavirus in America.
No.420079
Anonymous
>>420066
I just hope you are all able to show his low-interest voters a compilation of all his contradictions and lack of empathy in this crisis.
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Anonymous
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No.420083
Mstr Twstr
Replies:>>420086
>>420066
Not breaking the news early to please China's government? Surely, nothing to do with the state of things.
No.420086
Anonymous
>>420083
Are you implying the current administration was not guilty of downplaying the severity of the disease before now? In his meeting with the press the president was clearly buck-passing.
No.420152
Anonymous
>>420066
Now he's telling his subjects to drink bleach.
No.420153
Anonymous
Replies:>>420154
>>420152
Did he? I've only seen the news report, but what I recall is that he said that they should look into using disinfectants inside the body too.

Which is not that stupid, honestly. Drink strong spirits with 70% alcohol content and that's about it.
No.420154
Anonymous
Replies:>>420309
>>420153
He's old and senile, said we should look into injecting disinfectant into people at a press conference after it was talked about how disinfectant and sunlight kills viruses.

The various press conferences have gotten pretty fucking ridiculous, seems to be falling apart and doesn't have the disease like the drip of a UK prime minister did to blame it on.
No.420309
Anonymous
>>420154
Do you have a source with full context?
>>420152
>his subjects
Fuck, you people make me bueno. El Trumpo is a fag but this sort of rhetoric is exactly why the plebs take issue.
No.420316
Anonymous
Replies:>>420321
>Do you have a source with full context?
not the same anon, but I took the liberty of spending 10 seconds finding it for you. First, here's the politifact tl;dr analysis:
> During a coronavirus press briefing, President Trump floated the idea of using disinfectants and sunlight to treat COVID-19 patients.
> Trump has since walked back those remarks, and several websites and social media posts have taken them out of context.
> The briefing transcript shows that Trump did not say people should inject themselves with bleach or alcohol to treat the coronavirus. He was asking officials on the White House coronavirus task force whether they could be used in potential cures.
Here is the context from the transcript (supplied by politifact):
>"A question that probably some of you are thinking of if you’re totally into that world, which I find to be very interesting. So, supposedly we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light, and I think you said that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it. And then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. (To Bryan) And I think you said you’re going to test that, too. Sounds interesting, right?"
>"And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning, because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that, so that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me. So, we’ll see, but the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute. That’s pretty powerful."
My interpretation of that:
>He didn't directly suggest people do it, but since sanitizer and UV over-exposure are accessible and he is, to many, a trusted authority, this is harmful behavior that should be discouraged.
>Exaggeration from media circus and the cancer that is social media came up with 'bleach' which actually damages their criticism of his dangerous lack of responsibility.
No.420321
Anonymous
>>420316
So it's basically just the social media and liberal news sites over-reacting on what he said, taking out of context parodies of it, and presenting it as straight up presidential quotes. In other words, the same way they treated him ever since he got elected.

I hope he gets re-elected just so he can trigger these whiny faggots for more years.
No.420324
Anonymous
Replies:>>420326
>>420321
Don't be pathetic, maybe next year one of your presidential choices could actually be decent instead of two variations on garbage.
No.420326
Anonymous
Replies:>>420327
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>>420324
>maybe next year one of your presidential choices could actually be decent

Now who is being pathetic, thinking that that would be possible in the US.
No.420327
Anonymous
Replies:>>420328
>>420326
America doesn't need an outside influence to be a bunch of tribal retards.
No.420328
Mister of the Twist
>>420327
Actually true. But let California leave, and the tension will decrease.
No.420329
Anonymous
>>420321
>complains about whiny faggots while being a whiny faggot about those evil libs
noted

>I hope he gets re-elected just so he can trigger these whiny faggots for more years.
If it were about entertainment, I'd rather Biden. He triggers the Democrats AND Republicans.
But you are completely trivializing the fact that a high authority figure is unironically presenting pseudoscience at a press conference. Media sensationalization is a secondary problem that has been just as prevalent with the Bush and Obama years. Them being antagonistic unprofessional cunts is a completely different problem to your choice of national representative. You have two separate cultural problems here.
No.420336
Anonymous
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fucking lmao
No.420337
Mister of the Twist
>>420336
Hot take, but le green frog is smug defiance. An army of said frogs following a single leader is an artistic mistake. Even for a joke.
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>>420336
>posting an ad for the /r/the_donald walled-cult bunker
what did you mean by this?
No.420341
Anonymous
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>>420336
>thedonald.win calling another site a 'safe space'
Post something outside of their agenda and see how long your account lasts. It's literally an alt-right 'safe space'.
No.420391
Anonymous
Replies:>>420395
I can't stand Twitter at the moment.

Because of that American thing with racist police officer killing a black guy suddenly there's countless people trying to justify looting from random businesses.

That's so fucking stupid, it would be more logical if they were saying to go throw petrol bombs at police stations instead.
No.420395
Anonymous
>>420391
At this point this is just full-on anarchism. I can understand why middle class folk are fleeing from urban areas in the USA.

Funny tho, 100 years ago if a black guy killed a white man, it was the white folk who gathered up and started killing blacks. But even then, they didn't start rioting and firebombing the city, it was just some good old fashioned lynching - not destroying every store or breaking every window on sight.
No.420396
Mister of the Twist
>>420395
Growing up in something resembling a shithole, I can explain this in a non-racist way:

You have to be raised by loving parentS, who would teach you self control, and the value of patience. If you are raised by 1 parent, the chances of you growing up into a thug rise greatly. If you have no parents, it is almost guaranteed. I guarantee you those looters mostly come from broken homes.
No.420404
Anonymous
Replies:>>420407
>>420395
>[lynchers were] not destroying every store or breaking every window on sight.
Yeah but that's a seriously weak comparison, socially and economically speaking. I'm pretty sure nowhere near as many white people 100 years ago would be as economically motivated to loot. That said, civilians looted after the 1906 SanFran earthquake, so soldiers were sent in to shoot looters. Then the solders started looting. They didn't have a history of disadvantage, they had far more control over their lives and society. Plus, they or their friends owned the stores so why break them.
If a town back then was mostly populated by black people and their black police force started killing unarmed white civilians dozens of times every year, I really doubt they would be tolerated.
The looting and store destruction is, AFAICT, partly a mixture of anger and rebellion at 'the system', but more importantly, opportunists taking advantage of the chaos. Add in the fact that many people are facing further economic hardship than usual this year.

People are trying to justify it which I believe is (90%) stupid and probably a coping mechanism.
No.420407
Anonymous
>>420404
>If a town back then was mostly populated by black people and their black police force started killing unarmed white civilians dozens of times every year, I really doubt they would be tolerated.
Yeah, but if that happened back then, they'd call the state police or national guard to clean up the local police force - instead of starting a nationwide riot.

The disadvantage and lack of control over society you speak of, is a result of certain black folk choosing to live as dumb ass 'hood niggas who don't trust da racist wyte ppl. The ones who choose to lead a decent life do not get into such situations in the first place - and they don't dress like or talk in a way that they could be mistaken with a common criminal, which is what lead to the guy getting killed this time around.

And yeah, the looting this time around is anarchists fanning the flames.
No.420408
Anonymous
Replies:>>420409
>>420407
>who don't trust da racist wyte ppl
Such as the police. I wonder what might lead them to not trust the police...
But that's not what I'm talking about at all. I meant when nearly your entire race in a country is eventually freed from slavery with little-to-no reparations, plus ongoing segregation (by law and/or by racial prejudice) for another few decades bringing with it reduced access to education and 'skilled' working opportunities, that doesn't just evaporate within a lifetime. Being raised in disadvantaged circumstances generally puts you at a disadvantage (for example, less/no formal education, or less time with parents who work more to earn you those opportunities). And who the fuck wants to hire a person raised in a shithole over someone already well-integrated into your society? So the disadvantage echos to their kids.
In some areas of the country there has been more success with active efforts in reintegration and so your point is valid there, for sure, but it certainly doesn't apply to other areas they did jack shit and wonder why most of these damn black people are hopeless failures who don't just get a good job instead of resorting to crime.
That's like saying 'World War II happened because the Germans chose to invade countries instead of acting peaceful like the rest who were doing fine'. It's more complex and contextual than 'fucking Germans are aggressive dumbasses', many of the causes of their aggression directly resulted from the WWI aftermath that ended decades earlier.
No.420409
Anonymous
>>420408
>I wonder what might lead them to not trust the police...

The reason why the police treats them like garbage is because a large portion of them act like garbage. They make up 10% of the populace but commit 90% of the crime. Look up any crime statistic that lists race for proof.
No.420410
Anonymous
>>420407
>and they don't dress like or talk in a way that they could be mistaken with a common criminal, which is what lead to the guy getting killed this time around
What the fuck does that even mean?
If police are arresting people based on their general clothing or vernacular, there is a serious fucking problem with those police.
In my country, police treat you by how you break the law. You'll get tackled for resisting but no-one will touch your neck, let alone with their knees.
No.420411
Anonymous
Replies:>>420412
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>>420409
First primary source I found (FBI.gov, Crime in the U.S., 2016), are you satisfied with it?
No.420412
Anonymous
>>420411
Now distribute those percentages by proportion of the populace. According to the 2010 census, 12.4% of the populace of the USA is black. If 27% of the arrests made are blacks, then a black person is twice as likely on average to commit a crime, or 4 times as likely to commit murder or robbery, according to the statistics.

Maybe that's why the cops have less tolerance against them, I dunno.
No.420413
Anonymous
Replies:>>420437
Are you trying to be a stereotype anon.
No.420436
Anonymous
Replies:>>420437
Are you trying to be a stereotype by casually dismissing whatever this anon is arguing in a sarcastic and indirect manner, anon?
No.420437
Anonymous
>>420436
>>420413
statistics are not the same as stereotypes.
No.420438
Anonymous
Replies:>>420442
>>420409
So the whole "make up 10% of the populace but commit 90% of the crime. Look up any crime statistic that lists race for proof" assertion was complete horseshit, but I agree that there is a significant over-representation of crime committed by black peoples.
I don't think that justifies treating civilians with violent prejudice.

https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2017/crime-in-the-u.s.-2017/topic-pages/tables/table-42
Now distribute those percentages by proportion of the populace. According to the census that year, 48.9% of the populace of the USA is male. If 73% of the arrests made are males, then a male person is three times as likely on average to commit a crime, over six times more likely to commit robbery, seven times as likely to commit murder or non-negligent manslaughter, and thirty-five times more likely to commit rape according to the statistics.

I don't think that makes it ok for policemen to treat men like garbage. Treat us with more caution? That's reasonable. Not like garbage though.
No.420442
Anonymous
>>420438
I'm sorry I did not look up the exact numbers. How many decimals of accuracy do you require for the numbers to be not horseshit? Should I also factor in percentage of ethnicities in every region? Should I also factor in ethnicities and crime levels per capita or per urban region vs rural ones?

>Treat us with more caution? That's reasonable. Not like garbage though.

If you are a person who commits robbery, murder, manslaughter or rape, then you ARE garbage. And the police have to deal with that shit all day long, and often have to deal with people who are bigger and stronger than they are, plus stoned or drunk on top of that. So responding violently is a survival reflex, not racism. It doesn't help that any of them could get fired at any time if accused of racism. They have to deal with greatly increased risk of losing their livelihood to losing their lives every day because of this.

That does not excuse the death of the black guy, that was clearly unnecessary brutality. But they should just let the cop get tried and put into jail for it, instead of launching nationwide riots and lootings. People are murdering on the street for no reason and looting stores that had nothing to do with the entire thing. It's the police who have to deal with that shit; which in turn will just generate more police brutality.
No.420445
Anonymous
Replies:>>420448
>How many decimals of accuracy do you require for the numbers to be not horseshit?
It's based on percentage difference, not decimal precision:
>Imperial countries like America - 10% or nearest 10%
>Metric countries - 5%
The difference between your claimed 90% and admitted 27% is so far above these thresholds that it qualifies as 'bullshit', as its current definition in formal writing is that a bullshitter, unlike a liar, "doesn't care if what they say is true or false, but rather only cares whether their listener is persuaded."[1]
I'm being a cunt about it, sure, but confidently claiming a statistic that was off by over 60% is not alright.

>If you are a person who commits robbery, murder, manslaughter or rape, then you ARE garbage.
Yes, they are.
If you're arresting someone strongly suspected of those types of crimes, you can treat them with less dignity. Arresting people for non-violent crimes usually doesn't warrant the same treatment.

>So responding violently is a survival reflex, not racism.
To a degree, yes it is a survival reflex. Especially so if they are arresting someone acting violent or armed and suggesting they might use that weapon. That makes complete sense even if it's not ideal.
To the degree that a submissive person needs their head, neck or back touched, no. That's the part that I see as the problem, it's normalized for some police to go beyond reasonable force.
>fired at any time
Fired if they fuck someone up or commit negligent manslaughter. I can get arrested or fired at any time too but (generally) only when I do something bad enough to earn it.

>final paragraph
I completely agree with you here.
I don't think the behavior which leads to these deaths is acceptable, but the response by the rioters and looters is just as messed up. In my mind, they're just as bad as the 'bad cops'.

[1] On Bullshit (2005), by Harry Frankfurt. p. 61.
No.420448
Anonymous
Replies:>>420450
>>420445
who gives a shit

fuck niggers
No.420450
Anonymous
>>420448
Much better.
No.420510
Anonymous
Replies:>>420511
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Can't make this shit up: Antifa took over several blocks in Seattle and declared it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ). They made a garden so they can become self sufficient.
No.420511
Anonymous
Replies:>>420515
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>>420510
As if CHAZ itself wasn't hilarious enough, the garden is a bunch of cardboard paper with random soil plastered over it, and a couple of room vegetables planted here and there (room vegetables sprout no seeds). Due to the cardboard, it's not like the plants can reach the actual soil either, so they will either wither and die or will be overgrown with weed.

Having some potted plants in there is just the cherry on top.

This is Idiocracy tier gardening.
Indiocracy - Brawndo : It's got what plants crave!youtube thumb
No.420515
Mstr Twistr
>>420511
I am neither nazi nor commie, and I plant shit like a boss. What a travesty. Can it be a joke?
No.420568
Anonymous
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If "Impeach Fuzz" came out this year, would people think it's a parody of Trump?
No.420569
Mstr Twistr
>>420568
Obviously.
No.420570
Anonymous
Replies:>>420833
>>420568
Everyone thinks that everything is a political parody today.

politicians should not be allowed to use social media.
No.420830
Anonymous
Replies:>>420832
There's been a huge looting/riot in Chicago today.
No.420832
Mstr Twstr
>>420830
Well, since it's Chicago, not much of a difference.
No.420833
Mstr Twstr
Replies:>>420835
>>420570
To defend everyone ever, if a politician is banned from the public square, any media company can tell you what that politician did or said using edited footage. I hope you don't agree it is a good idea.
No.420835
Anonymous
Replies:>>420836
>>420833
>any media company can tell you what that politician did or said using edited footage.

If politicians are only allowed to communicate through official statements and not twitter knee-jerk reactions, then the only official source for what a politician said is the official statement, and everything else can be assumed to be doctored for the purpose of making them look worse.
Of course, any decent politician should have already recognized that and not spout bullshit 24/7 on twitter...

Perhaps it would be more important to get people realize that stupid bullshit on Twitter is not news, it's just stupid bullshit.
No.420836
Mstr Twstr
Replies:>>420838
>>420835
It seems to be working though, so the 24/7 bullshit shall continue.
No.420838
Anonymous
>>420836
Well, yeah, politics is a three ring circus.
No.420951
Anonymous
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Masks are loaded with fluoride gas that you breathe in as you wear them [citation needed]
No.420955
Mstr Twstr
>>420951
Sometimes the once victim becomes insane and spreads the virus of insanity.
No.420978
Anonymous
Replies:>>420985
>>420951
You know my crack about fluoride gas was a joke regarding the old "fluoride is added to the water to mind control citizens" conspiracy nonsense.

A joke statement put forward to make fun of the comic.
No.420985
Anonymous
>>420978
I was not pretending to be retarded, I've just had enough exposure to retards on imageboards this week to forget that parody is alive and healthy. I am sorry, and I really need to stay here more often. It's comfy here.
No.421155
Anonymous
What is this Qanon bullshit I randomly encountered? It apparently started as something cooked up by a dude on 4chan but grew into shit that people in a wider circle freak out about or take seriously.

It doesn't seem all that unique for shit you read on the internet but guess because its based around current politics is to why it has spread?
No.421161
Anonymous
>>421155
It's a /pol/ meme, like how 15 years ago you had everyone wearing V for Vendetta masks while doing protests. I guess it became bigger because every moron and half plus their grandma and their dog is reading the internet now, while before it was just geeks and nerds.
>>421155
>It apparently started as something cooked up by a dude on 4chan but grew into shit that people in a wider circle freak out about or take seriously.
Yeah, most likely and allegedly started as ironic shitposting on /b/ then /pol/ but was hijacked as a political tool.
Yes, to that second paragraph.
Well, the debate about as much of an interruption-fest than I expected but it could be far worse.
No.421196
Anonymous
Replies:>>421197
Fuck China and their hordes of retarded nationalist jackoffs.

People on the internet shouldn't be getting threatened and harassed by the swarm just for happening to mention the word Taiwan in passing while reading through a list.

That's Taiwan that they get pissy over, T-A-I-W-A-N.
No.421197
Anonymous
Replies:>>421198
>>421196
That's not china exclusive. You can lose your job over saying something on twitter that is sexist, antisemitic or homophobic , OR deemed as such by someone who turns it into a big deal. Even if it is a true statement, like that men and women are not equal and they are more suitable for different jobs.

And that is why the first cardinal rule of the Internet is to NOT USE YOUR REAL IDENTITY. Of course, Big Media can't datamine you if you do that, and that's why all big sites now ask for your real name - facebook even requires you to submit personal identifications.
No.421198
Anonymous
Replies:>>421199
>>421197
Job witch-hunt mobs are bad to be sure, but the glorious communist dictatorship of China is on another level than any bunch of whiners on social media.

So Fuck China and let's hope the entire nation collapses into a pit from their incredibly poor record of health & safety standards.
No.421199
Anonymous
Replies:>>421200
>>421198
No. The only difference between the two is that in China, the state runs the state, while in the west, corporations lobby the politicians who run the state. Also in the west a couple of liberal warriors can just "call to attention" your EXTREMELY PROBLEMATIC posts, make some noise online, and you get booted. So the west might be worse.
No.421200
Anonymous
Replies:>>421201
>>421199
Oh go away with your American Democrat/Conservative tribal bullshit.
No.421201
Anonymous
Replies:>>421202
>>421200
This has nothing to do with america. It affects all nations, and has affected them since antiquity. The only difference is now it happens faster and more publicly thanks to social media.

You could've gotten axed in medieval Europe or ancient Rome too for having said the wrong thing.
No.421202
Anonymous
Replies:>>421203
>>421201
Your argument is so broad as to be meaningless.

Saying someone would and will happen to slap you in the chops over a disagreement doesn't change something happening from being seriously fucked up.
No.421203
Anonymous
>>421202
I'm not saying it's not terrible, I'm just saying that it happens in all cultures and job witch-hunts are essentially the same thing. You could say "the earth revolves around the sun, not the other way around" in the 15th century and get excommunicated by the church, and it's the same thing as stating "I support taiwan / hong kong protestors" and now you can't work in Hollywood / NBA / whatever.
>>421021
>The only difference is now it happens faster and more publicly thanks to social media.
And also, social media gives everyone megaphones without the social inhibition of real life people. People more often say stupid shit publicly instead of privately and become a reputational risk to their employers. Non-famous people become famous by lottery.
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Guess who says they have COVID? HAIL ERIS
(Fun facts: BMI >= 30.0 is a risk factor and elevated blood pressure is a suspected risk factor)
>>421230
He's got a number of factors that much increase his risk of complications from the illness but as a man of wealth and power he's got all the medical attention at his fingertips.

It might be somewhat fitting if he popped his clogs from COVID, could make people in the same political camp care more, but I doubt it will end up that serious.
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>>421230
>Guess who says they have COVID?

NOBODY!
No.421237
Anonymous
Replies:>>421238
Suppose its also a possibility he's faking to get sympathy votes or get out of having to do another debate.
Who hasn't called-in sick to work at some point?
No.421238
Anonymous
Replies:>>421246
>>421237
Possible but I'd say very unlikely. Denying the severity of COVID and mocking mask-wearers then getting it is not a good look at all.
No.421246
Anonymous
Replies:>>421248
>>421238
Hah, what if he comes back from being infected with the Rona and is all like "Covid 19 is a pussy disease, look how easily I beat it".

He's got a history of throwing out dumb shit in official statements.
No.421248
Mister Twister
>>421246
Looks like you are cracking his secret style.
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
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>>421252
Bloody hell, the difference between the two is pretty stark, was this the most photogenic line worker they had available?

along the lines of how this was NK's tallest soldier they had to try and front with.
No.421274
Mister Twister
Replies:>>421276
Finally, some debates that were normal.
No.421276
Anonymous
>>421274
For a second, my dumb ass thought you meant the recent AZ senate debate, which was between two ex-fighter pilots (one also being an former astronaut) which was still more normal than the presidential debates.
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Anonymous
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Mister Twister
>>421296
Top LeL.
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No.421496
Anonymous
Fuck Rainbow capitalism. It's embarrassingly pathetic like Blaxploitation films.
t. left (USA) - center (Real)
No.421526
Anonymous
Replies:>>421528
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The Trump fanboys over there in Freedomland are going nuts.
No.421528
Anonymous
Replies:>>421529
>>421526
Yeah, but the other side is cheating votes worse than the socialists did in the late 1940s in eastern europe.
No.421529
Anonymous
>>421528
Why is 'socialism' such a buzzword for Americans?
No.421530
Anonymous
>>421529
I didn't mean the bullshit social democrats in the americans, I mean the actual communists who rebranded themselves as "socialist" after uprisings in the eastern bloc made the communist term too toxic.
No.421531
Anonymous
Replies:>>421539
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hmmmm
>>421529
Not sure, but most likely a mix of Cold War propaganda (capitalism vs communist, to them socialism means the same as communism) and abuse by political groups that brand social support policies and equity (which I believe is nothing to do with actual socialism) as bad and anti-capitalist/anti-liberal. Hence why people will unironically assert health care and social justice is socialist.

>>421531
The Michigan one was the result of Shiawassee County accidentally reporting a 0 on the end of Biden's number (153,710 instead of 15,371), then fixing it once noticed. Hence 138k votes all for Biden. Graphs and results have been fixed.
If someone was rigging an election on purpose, they wouldn't make it that blindingly obvious.
No.421542
Anonymous
>>421539
>capitalism vs communist, to them socialism means the same as communism
No, it's the other way around. In the USA, socialist are about the same as the social democrats in Europe. It's in Europe where socialists are commies because commies rebranded themselves as socialists for various reasons (bloody uprisings, regime changes, etc).
No.421543
Anonymous
>>421539
There was a guy reporting on USPS re-stamping election mails with dates a day earlier so they don't count as late votes.
No.421544
Anonymous
Trump is being a gigantic baby throwing a literal tantrum over social media, someone around the guy needs to take his social media away from him in high-stress situations.
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Anonymous
>>421548
Whoever wrote this thing needs to go back to school, some atrocious grammar.
>>421548
https://www.dhs.gov/news-releases/press-releases
Wow, look! It's fucking nothing!
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HAIL THE ONE TRUE GOD OF CHAOS
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>>421565
Get thee behind me satan, the power of the Lord compels you!

Presidential Spiritual Adviser Paula White.youtube thumb
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>>421544
Its like watching an internet lolcow flip out online.
No.421576
Anonymous
>>421575
>lolcow

I've seen that mentioned before, what is that term used for?
No.421577
Mister Twister
Replies:>>421579
>>421576
Either a scapegoat, or someone who is legit a complete loser. Either way, someone people love to shit on (online).
No.421578
Anonymous
>>421576
Have you heard of Chris-Chan? That's a rather well known example.
No.421579
Anonymous
Replies:>>421580
>>421577
>>421578
So basically internet autists?
No.421580
Mister Twister
Replies:>>421581
>>421579
Yes, and no. I used the term "scapegoat" for a reason. If enough people decide you are human garbage, then you are. It does not matter if you done nothing to deserve it, you are human garbage because The People need to channel their hatred on someone.

Basically, 1 in every 10 people Kiwi Farms have a thread about? A decent human being.
No.421581
Anonymous
>>421580
You were the subject of one of those threads, right?
Replies:>>421591
>>420951
What will Zyklon Ben "Six Million More" Garrison do when Trump is no longer in politics? When he'll no longer have the opportunity to draw said old fat guy as handsome and super ripped on the regular?
>>421576
A lolcow is someone people milk for laughs. Hence the name.

And basically what Twister said. Most of them are A-logs (people who are so obsessed with demonizing and harassing internet strangers that they become a more deserving target)
No.421591
Anonymous
>>421586
He'll just keep drawing more stupid shit, so nothing will change.
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>>421578
Thinking about it, Maddox might be a stronger example.
Maddox Lost Songyoutube thumb

In that you can't point to an obvious mental illness to handwave his issues or the assholary of his actions. It's all on him.
No.421608
Anonymous
Replies:>>421610
>>421605
Man, I haven't seen anyone fall so hard as Maddox did.
No.421610
Anonymous
Replies:>>421611
>>421608
He was an internet hardman able to hide behind the facade of a website being edgy in the early days of the internet history, but couldn't keep it going once he revealed his lameass self in person and more talented people came about doing similar things in humor but better.
No.421611
Anonymous
Replies:>>421612
>>421610
It's not that, he could've just kept writing and have the same fame as before. Hell, he could've kept to his youtube shorts, which were pretty much the same just in modern millennial "I hate reading" format.
But no, he had to start doing live radio cases, the one thing that will show that he is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
No.421612
Anonymous
Replies:>>421615
>>421611
Then there's the fact he's a creepy jealous wanker.
I mean a large part of the pathetic underhanded backstabbing bullshit he did was over the fact an ex-girlfriend of his from ages ago was getting fucked by Dick Masterson.
No.421615
Anonymous
Replies:>>421617
>>421612
I remember that part. Masterson called him a cuck, for which Maddox sued him for defamation, and then it was revealed that Masterson was fucking Maddox's girlfriend. The court proceedings must've been hilarious.
No.421617
Anonymous
Replies:>>421618
>>421615
It wasn't even his girlfriend, it was his ex.
Maddox was just so obsessed with her he couldn't handle Dick dicking her, that along with suing everyone around him for getting called a cuck he roped his current girlfriend in to call up the school the ex worked at to try and get her fired.

There's that youtube lawyer guy, Nick Rekieta? He documented the events of the lawsuit if you wanna hear more of the details.
No.421618
Anonymous
>>421617
Yeah, it's all so fucking surreal, since his articles give a feel that the person who wrote them was intelligent. They weren't just all edgy bullshit, they had legit arguments, pointed out hypocrisies, and were also funny. Even his first book was tons of fun.

And then he does all that dumb shit. What the fuck?
No.421678
Anonymous
Replies:>>421682
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>>421575
>>421544
This is just getting kind of sad.
Starting to look as if the guy actually will need to be dragged out of the office kicking and screaming at the end of his shift.
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>>421678
No.421687
Anonymous
>>421682
The China plague part is right, though.
No.421688
Anonymous
Replies:>>421689
>>421687
No, its just more him trying to pass the buck on America's poor handling of the outbreak.
No.421689
Anonymous
Replies:>>421696
>>421688
There were videos back in February with Chinese people going through shops and specifically touching everything they could. They could've prevented a worldwide virus but they specifically did not.
I mean, whose economy benefits the most from it, the counties who have to lock down everything, or the ones who give zero shits about human lives and produces all the masks (and most other equipment)?
No.421696
Anonymous
>>421689
Peak conspiracy theory.
>>421687
>someone is trying to take credit for something they had very little influence over, but he mentioned the correct origin country
The Government is heavily responsible for national defense. Even if it was an intentional pandemic which I seriously doubt and which governments worldwide have not stated, the US governments and citizens overall handled it horrendously, even compared to similar nations.
My country has a massive Chinese population, much larger by proportion, and we handled it just fine. Other enemies of China in the Asian region have it under control (partially due to epidemic experience with MERS and due to dense population making it socially accepted to wear masks in public anyway to prevent flu and other disease). In 2018, I would see a few people a day wearing masks in a city. USA, on the other hand, has a much more individualist culture that doesn't help.

The US governments made it a political thing and influential people actively discouraged safety precautions and recklessness. No other governments I know of did this. You can't blame China for that.

>I mean, whose economy benefits the most from it, the counties who have to lock down everything, or the ones who give zero shits about human lives
[citation needed]
You know China needs their citizens healthy and alive to sustain an economy too, right? You know they had multiple-week lockdowns, right? America didn't lockdown everything, especially not churches which were and are responsible for major spreading events.
No.421739
Anonymous
So Trump has fired "Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs" for disagreeing with him in his rants on the election and how it was all a big conspiracy against his presidency.

What a spastic.
No.421740
Anonymous
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>>421682
>>421529
No.422023
Anonymous
Replies:>>422028
So, odds on Trump fleeing the country to found Blue Lives Greater America as a floating pirate colony?
No.422028
Anonymous
>>422023
He's old and petty, he'll just keep complaining that he was robbed to anyone that will listen after the great American tradition of throwing lawyers at the problem to get his way doesn't pan out.
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Anonymous
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No.422091
Anonymous
Replies:>>422092
What's the deal with presidential pardons?

Why is it a President is allowed to just exonerate people at whim like it was some sort of Monarchy?
Proceeding to throw it around flagrantly when their period in office comes to an end
No.422092
Anonymous
>>422091
Presidents can issue pardons because they have a constitutional right to do so, but it only extends to federal crime, not state crime.

As for why they throw it around more in the end, I imagine because that's the only change they can do by that time. A bit late to try to push a twelve point legislation to improve health care when you are out of office in a month.
No.422109
Anonymous
Replies:>>422116
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Australia is passing a law that allows users to be fined up to $100 000 for trolling online.
No.422116
Anonymous
Replies:>>422205
>>422109
>anonymous shitposting imageboards are now a credible source
fucking newfags I swear

https://www.communications.gov.au/have-your-say/consultation-bill-new-online-safety-act
>it's illegal to photograph Muslim women without hijab
The bill doesn't say that, unless "an ordinary reasonable person would conclude that it is likely that the material was intended to have an effect of causing serious harm to a particular Australian adult" AND the action is such that an "ordinary, reasonable person in their position" would regard it as being harassing or offensive AND is technically seen as offense (e.g. standards of moralit, not for medical or art merits, etc.) along with other qualifiers. (see section 7 Cyber-abuse material targeted at an Australian adult)
>block
the ISP block applies only to inciting/promoting/instructing/being "abhorrent violent conduct", see the draft Division 2—Blocking requests, Section 95 Blocking request)
>small and independent websites won't be able to comply
They say this as if we don't already comply with similar laws regarding child pornography. As someone who actually does moderate small independent sites hosting user generated content, this is unsubstantiated bullshit. It also requires that you have and fail to attempt to remove users who are messing with football.
>censor anything with no oversight
Except it doesn't. At all.

>half the other lines
[citation needed]

Furthermore, it's only a draft and it's open to public feedback for the next couple of months. These type of bills usually get watered down a bit when the opposition party make recommendations.
t. studied cyber law academically, professionally affected by international cyber law incl. Aus
No.422204
Anonymous
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https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1346698217304584192
No.422205
Mister Twister
>>422116
Based actually knowing what you're talking about.
No.422207
Anonymous
Replies:>>422208
>>422204
Is he still in office?
No.422208
Anonymous
>>422207
Until the 20th of January
No.422210
Anonymous
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Anonymous
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>>422204
What a goddamn loser

Looking to shift the blame to everyone but himself
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Anonymous
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BREAKING
VIKINGS TOOK OVER CAPITOL HILL
No.422213
Anonymous
Replies:>>422216
>>422212
Yeah, the rioters kicked in the doors, the politicians were evacuated, rioters took some photos of themselves posing in the big chair or at desks in the back and looted some memorabilia.
One rioter got shot in all the chaos.
No.422216
Anonymous
>>422213
If the rioters were black, every politician would be showing their support for them.
No.422217
Anonymous
Replies:>>422218
>>422216
Oh fucking cry some more anon.
No.422218
Anonymous
>>422217
Please, you know I'm right.
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>>422210
No.422221
Anonymous
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fucking lmao
No.422222
Anonymous
>>422220
Silly mutt, that's not how you steal the election.
No.422223
Mister Twister
This is Occupy 2.0, but we aren't ready for that conversation. LOL
No.422224
Anonymous
Replies:>>422225
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Batman just arrived on the scene.
No.422225
Mister Twister
Replies:>>422230
>>422224
Occupy 2.0 indeed. Now all we need is Spiderman.
No.422230
Anonymous
>>422225
When people say spiderman related to a protesting spectacle my mind jumps more to Fathers for Justice.
Replies:>>422233
>>422216
If the rioters were black and not right-wing, they would be shot with rubber bullets and beaten before entering the building, just like the last set of protests.
No.422233
Anonymous
>>422231
Yeah and then you'd have half a year of protests and BLM paraded everywhere.
But they weren't, so it wasn't a problem to shoot and kill a woman during the protests.
No.422235
Anonymous
Replies:>>422237
>>422233
One woman during the whole event got shot when she tried to breach an internal barricade manned by secret service personnel with their guns clearly drawn.

That's a Darwin Award on her part.
Replies:>>422239
>>422233
>so it wasn't a problem to shoot and kill a woman during the protests.
The way they did it was problematic. No warning shots or anything.
Of course it's a problem. Police abuse is police abuse.
I think the reason it 'won't be a problem' in the public eye is because she was breaking into a barricaded section of a federal government building, but anti-police protesters should really take advantage of this potential coalition with right-wing people discovering the extent of police issues.
No.422237
Mister Twister
>>422235
She was a woman, so people feel sympathy.
No.422239
Anonymous
Replies:>>422246
>>422236
...you don't shoot "warning shots" into a hallway anon, guns aren't funny noisemakers.
No.422240
Anonymous
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Zyklon Ben rises again
No.422246
Anonymous
>>422239
So instead we use those guns to shoot a person who would most likely have backed down from a relatively harmless show of lethal power. I dunno, shooting the hallway floor seems like a better solution for everyone, unless they had more appropriate equipment on hand.
No.422247
Anonymous
>>422246
It depends on what the floor is made out of, but if it's just normal wood then the bullets would most likely not rebound. ie. it would have been fine.
No.422248
Anonymous
Replies:>>422257
>>422246
Have you even seen a gun in real life before.
No.422257
Anonymous
>>422248
I have fired pistols and rifles.
How about you actually explain your argument so the thread knows what you're trying to say? Are you suggesting that ricochet is likely?
No.422258
Anonymous
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Can't believe schizos still worship Trump even after his bitch video message post-riot.

He's clearly just another limpwristed politician who is only good at blowing hot air to buffer his own ego, he's the last one who actually wants anything to kick off anywhere nearby that might put him personally in danger.
No.422259
Anonymous
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>>422258
>dog comms
>fucking dog comms
No.422260
Anonymous
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>>422220
>>422210
No.422261
Mister Twister
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Well, if Time says it, guess he incited. Time never lies after all.
No.422263
Anonymous
Replies:>>422264
>>422261
I mean, he HAS been inflaming them constantly since he lost the election with his neverending whining across social media that all his opponents are an evil conspiracy that stole the presidency because they hate him and they hate FREEDOM!

But this was never with an well-formulated plan with the goal to cause a riot in Washington, it was more because he's a petty faggot that needed to assuage his ego and will blame everyone before he blames himself.

He wasn't even prepared for the weaksauce disturbance that occurred with a minimal loss of life, immediately rolled over and tried to run things back like a kid that knocked over a vase in his tantrum and realized he fucked up.
No.422264
Mister Twister
>>422263
That's the thing, you can interpret anything anyway you want, but he has never incited rioting or violence. I dare you to find a single tweet (that hasn't been edited) or video where he had.

And in case you want to know why the fuck I am defending Drumpf (besides "lol I'm retarded"), quoting the immortal words of Sage Freehaven himself, I defend whoever I like. I will defend the Devil himself if I want to. And I won't wait for permission from anyone.
No.422265
Anonymous
Replies:>>422266
>>422264
That's just the bigger problem with Trump in general, he has no decorum or sense of dignity as well as being fucking stupid.
Your words actually have meaning when you hold public office, you aren't just a shitty business owner anymore.
No.422266
Anonymous
Replies:>>422764
>>422265
I agree, that's what he is too stupid to realize - as much as him farting in the wrong direction at the wrong time could have serious repercussions for the entire country.

The few tweets of him that I checked, none of those sound like they are inciting anything, but when you have 300 million retards reading them, at least some thousand would call it a call to arms.
No.422267
Anonymous
Replies:>>422277
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Anonymous
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No.422272
Anonymous
>>422269
Life is the greatest artist.
No.422276
Anonymous
>>422269
yeah, im gonna need a source for that
No.422277
Anonymous
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>>422267
No.422291
Anonymous
Replies:>>422293
If I was a president who was worried about corporate control of social media, I would simply create a Department of Public Social Media to run a publicly owned social media network, maybe work with the UN to make it an international project.

For one, it'd actually have to adhere to public speech laws, so it wouldn't just be an excuse to dunk on vulnerable people without opposition. And even though it would obviously be watched by law enforcement, possibly even with police as official moderators, it'd at least be logged in a very upfront and legal way instead of by some secret PRISM-style program.
No.422293
Anonymous
As an European, I don't quite understand what the big deal is with the capitol riots, the USA had nonstop riots for the past six months and only now did they notice that something is going on? Or if the rioters were putting BLM graffiti everywhere, then they wouldn't be considered domestic terrorists now? Shit is so hypocritical.

>>422291
Yeah but that wouldn't work because it would need to have feature parity with twatter and fartbook for people to use it. Then again if Trump endorsed it, it could have taken off much faster. Like how Signal is crashing right now from all the new users cause Elon Musk name dropped it.

I'm actually surprised that with his billions of dollars, Trump didn't bother to commission some silicon valley company to develop them his own social media platform. Even if he just had a news site with phone notifications + a "share on twitter" button, he could've posted way the fuck more without having to worry about twitter stomping on him.
No.422308
Mister Twister
>>422293
When your side is right, and the other side is stupid AND evil AND the devil, hypocricy stops being a thing.
No.422316
Anonymous
Replies:>>422325
>>422293
>the USA had nonstop riots for the past six months and only now did they notice that something is going on?
The federal government cares more when people storm the senate rather than protest in cities about police issues.
But I don't understand what you mean by "only now did they notice that something is going on". Who noticed what was going on? Are you saying that BLM protests aren't being considered as bad?

>I'm actually surprised that with his billions of dollars, Trump didn't bother to commission some silicon valley company to develop them his own social media platform.
Now that you mention it, me too. But I don't even know if his supporters would use it except for the ones that got mass banned from the mainstream.
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In other news
No.422325
Anonymous
Replies:>>422337
>>422316
>But I don't understand what you mean by "only now did they notice that something is going on". Who noticed what was going on?

From what I see in the news, there were riots non stop every week, billions of dollars in damages, and attempts at overthrowing the police force. Senate did absolutely fuck all about it. But they do the same in capitol hill and we are instantly talking about domestic terrorism.

>The federal government cares more when people storm the senate rather than protest in cities about police issues.

I understand that one act has more weight than the other, but what I'm seeing is either "caring more about one event", it's not giving any fucks about one of them, and immediately taking action about the other.
No.422337
User 9
>>422325
Oh, well that's actually fairly simple: The senate is only expected to be involved in this instance because the president is involved in the crime. Congress, which incidentally includes both the senate and house since it's bicameral, does not usually act as a court of law, and is not being asked to take action against the rioters themselves. That's being handled by various law enforcement agencies and the judiciary, which very much did take notice of BLM. Congress itself is only being asked to impeach the president and possibly some of its own members who supported him.
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>>422342
>"Agent James Burk of the ATF is suing the city of Columbus, Ohio and two police officers for using excessive force against him. He claims he was tased, handcuffed, and detained while performing a "routine" confiscation of an unlawfully possessed shotgun."
>federal agents on the Fuck The Police bandwagon now
lmao
When a police officer says get on the ground and points a weapon at you, it's usually not a good idea to decline. Initial reaction by the ATF agent was cocky and unprofessional, compliance would have immediately diffused the situation.
However it's also unfortunate that the police got personal about it as if that will help ('Who do you think you are?', 'You ought to be ashamed of yourself!', 'Why would you make us do this?' especially once they are remorseful). I understand there's strong emotion when weapons are involved but I was hoping they would be more professional.
No.422354
Anonymous
Replies:>>422357
>>422352
The ATF dude was a total scumbag, who was swooping in like some cowboy on a woman instead of following proper procedure which is what got the police called on him in the first place.

He appeared with no warrant, had no contact with local law enforcement and tried to bully everyone he encountered when its extremely easy for someone to get a fake badge (that he wasn't even showing openly)
To find a government agent acting that way would naturally inspire disgust in others and I don't blame a cop for making statements like that.

As a side-note the guy also has a prior mark on his record for stealing wine.
No.422357
Anonymous
>>422354
>He appeared with no warrant, had no contact with local law enforcement
I didn't know about that, if true then yeah he shouldn't be in law enforcement.
No.422358
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>>422342
If you're going to resist arrest, you may as well do it properly.
No.422394
Anonymous
So, I'm guessing with threats surrounding the inauguration, the obvious precaution to take would be to have Kamala Harris attend the event remotely from a secure location in addition to having the usual designated survivor? Then if anything happens to Biden, Harris can be immediately sworn in and direct a response to the attack.
No.422396
Anonymous
Replies:>>422397
tbh at this point it feels like they'll have more to fear about Antifa rioters than MAGA ones.
No.422397
Anonymous
Replies:>>422398
>>422396
Try going back about half a year to when that would even remotely make some sort of sense.
No.422398
Anonymous
Replies:>>422399
>>422397
Antifa are anarchists. Their goal is to wreck the establishment, not to make sense. If they have a chance to incite a riot, they will do so.
No.422399
Anonymous
>>422398
I meant back to when your argument even remotely made some sort of sense, not theirs. As for anarchists, rioting and wrecking the establishment can be less of an end of itself than a means of preventing archon-like positions from abusing everyone else, so I don't really believe you there.
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Man didn't know Big Daddy Trump was such a huge fan of Lil Wayne
No.422409
Mister Twister
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>>422408
Be careful anon, Pepe is a hate symbol.
No.422416
User 9
I wonder if Biden will use that White House Vimeo account that Obama used but Trump never touched in his entire presidency despite his preoccupation with media and social media in particular.
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Anonymous
>>422420
Man the last time I checked, the shole "trump is playing 4d chess" was just a /pol/ meme, not an actual fucking movement. How did that ever grow so big?
No.422422
Anonymous
>>422421
I mean you could probably concoct some sort of theory out of the fact social media lets idiots and the mentally ill gather together in communities which allow them share and reinforce their delusions in a way that was not possible in earlier eras as an explanation.
Everyone has an online presence now.
No.422429
Anonymous ## Mod
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>>422420
>Mods please explain why Biden isn't arrested yet
bad things happen to those who ask too many questions about the moderator illuminatus.
No.422430
Anonymous
>>422429
lmfao
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Biden's inauguration speech used the words 'patriot' and 'storm' early on.
I wonder what the more radial Qfags will make of that. TRUMP IS IN A BIDEN COSTUME.
No.422437
Anonymous
Replies:>>422441
Meanwhile, over on 8kun...
https://nitter.net/JessReports/status/1352038265143005202 [twitter frontend without tracking]

TL;DR: vigilante Qanon Global Volunteer 'Pillow' who came to the site for GamerGate, nukes the /qresearch/ board out of disgust for the newfags and Jim Watkins (and Ron for not deleting /leftypol/ and /interracial/, apparently), as a supposed coup de grace.
No.422438
Anonymous
>>422408
Apparently Joe Exotic was amongst criminals who expected Trump to (for some reason) bail him out personally with a presidential pardon.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/tiger-king-joe-exotic-pardon-trump/2021/01/20/44ba42a0-5b3a-11eb-b8bd-ee36b1cd18bf_story.html
No.422441
Anonymous
>>422437
You know, I think it has been proven that straight up politics boards just don't work on an imageboard.
I mean, I'm not against discussing it - like we do it here - but having a dedicated board to it is a bad idea, as it creates an influx of idiots who then spread to the rest of the site. Making such boards user-created and user-managed is even worse and a huge legal liability.
No.422442
Anonymous
Replies:>>422445
>>422441
Prime /pol/ actually was degraded in quality by the influx of Qanon/Trumpfags that infested it ever since he got elected.
And yes it led to the containment board no longer containing since the spastics in question dragged their shit everywhere they went on the website.

Its hard to believe but you can actually say "/pol/ was better back in my day".
No.422445
Anonymous
>>422442
Yeah, I remember that. You had things like the self-improvement general thread. You had people actually discussing world politics. /pol/-chan was that russian statue that had a shadow that looked like an anime girl. There were people that geolocated ISIS videos based on the surroundings seen in the video, and passed the info to the US army (who then actually bombed the area). Even the qanon thing started out as a hilarious meme, for example back when you had a few black nfl players not standing up during the anthem, it was played off as Trumps master tactic to make blacks kneel before him.

Right now the board is all just twitter reposting and "OH NONONO"s everywhere. In fact you can actually get more intelligent history and politics related discussions on other boards, except that you have to filter out half the posters who say "get back to /pol/" and the thread can get deleted at any time (even if it is otherwise on-topic, ie. it discusses what the board is made for, just touching on the political aspect of it).
No.422447
Mister Twister
>>422421
>How did that ever grow so big?
It was just a distraction. Most "stupid and strange" online movements are.
No.422448
Anonymous
Replies:>>422449
>>422441
It's the thing about /pol/ and to a degree /mlp/ is where the containment boards actually became a site attraction. It's horrifying but /pol/ has been the #1 board for years, /b/ is now #4.
4.

If I were somehow tasked to restore glory to 4chan, I would start by making a script to ban (without saying why) all users who have posted on politics boards and no other boards for a whole week. Like straight up 'ban reason: chemo'.
No.422449
Anonymous
>>422448
And also make /pol/ post limit something like 120 sec.
Or just permanently merge /mlp/ and /pol/. This was done as a joke some years ago, but honestly? It might improve both boards.

Maybe you could also remove /pol/ altogether, with a message specifically mentioning that if you want to talk politics you can fuck off to 8chan. The extra influx of users would DESTROY that place.
No.422450
Mister Twister
>>422449
>if I was the benevolent dictator of 4chan Prime, the things I would do.....
No.422451
Anonymous
>>422449
>>422450
I'd permaban every IP that ever posted on /trash/.
No.422456
Anonymous
>>422451
>April Furs Day reunion
jokes on you, they're used to ban evasion
No.422458
Mister Twister
>>422451
>...... I would find a way to pay mods more. And fire those that hate fun.
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
Replies:>>422482
>>422474
>>422473
Was this from sort of app that was going around to insert Bernie into images?
Heard that was a thing on top of regular photoshopping.
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Anonymous
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>>422481
I don't know, it feels more like just regular photoshopping contests, like the one on something awful or b3ta, or whenever twitter goes apeshit.
No.422494
Black Hand ## Developer
Replies:>>422495
>>422450
If I ran 4chan, there would be nothing benevolent about that.
No.422495
Mister Twister
Replies:>>422496
>>422494
You're gonna ban everyone you don't like, won't you?
No.422496
Black Hand ## Developer
Replies:>>422501
>>422495
Mercy is for the weak.
No.422501
Anonymous
Replies:>>422513
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>>422496
So you favor the Cobra Kai school of moderation?
No.422513
Black Hand ## Developer
>>422501
The Black Hand follows only the word of the prophet.
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Anonymous
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Is the Politics thread also the World News thread?
Because the shit going down with investments related to Gamestop would qualify.

https://www.reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/
A bunch of fellow autists on reddits are breaking everything when they decided to get in the middle of rich assholes pulling the regular everyday stock corruption.
No.422530
Anonymous
Replies:>>422531
>>422529
>Is the Politics thread also the World News thread?
Not necessarily but we don't have one of the latter so maybe it qualifies.

Either way, what exactly is going on with gamestop? Not the first time I heard of it, but I don't know what's going on. Isn't gamestop in the red due to stores closing down a lot with online gaming getting more traction for the past decade?
No.422531
Anonymous
Replies:>>422532
>>422530
Basically Inside traders and hedge funds looked to get even richer by manipulating & shortstelling Gamestop stock were stopped short (hoho) by common retards like me and you deciding to get together and buy up Gamestop.

Now the rich are crying and wailing at this display of communism in their sacred market by the plebs while WSB is flying the price rocket of stock in only one direction, to the stars.
No.422532
Anonymous
Replies:>>422534
>>422531
Okay, now can you explain that in single english because I don't know what half of those terms mean.
No.422534
Anonymous
>>422532
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jan/27/gamestop-stock-market-retail-wall-street
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Anonymous
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>>422529
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Anonymous
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Honestly, the world would be better if the bootheel could be applied to the actual throat of these scumbags instead of just their crooked investments.
Guess you gotta take what you can get.
No.422537
Anonymous
Replies:>>422540
I still don't understand what the hell is going on. Brokers are trying to sell Gamestop stock for lowest prices to make the price of the stock tank, but reddit bored millionaires are buying it at high price, reinforcing the stock instead for the lulz? I don't quite understand the significance and would be grateful if you could explain it.
No.422540
Anonymous
>>422537
Its not reddit millionaires, its just ALOT of people on reddit, /biz/ etc.
No.422541
Anonymous
Okay think about it like this, somebody has 10 apples that all cost 1 dollar each. You think the price of apples is gonna drop to 50 cents, so you borrow 3 apples from a lender, sell them to somebody else for 3 dollars.

If you're right and the price goes down, you can buy the apples back for 50 a piece, so you now have 6 apples, then you return the 3 you borrowed and you make out with a profit of 3.

However borrowing naturally means the person lending the apple gains interest. So you can't wait forever for the price of apples to drop.

Here's where the gamestop situation comes in. Currently there are more borrowed apples (shorted gamestop stocks) than there are apples total, currently 140%ish.

Wallstreet bets saw this and realized "Yo if we just buy a fuck ton of apples and hold it, the people that borrowed the apples will have to pay whatever we want them to."

It's a war of attrition, it all depends on who bucks first. The only way the hedge funds that shorted gamestock stocks gets out of this is if the people on r/wallstreetbets all tank the stock price by selling. However many people on r/wallstreetbets refuse to sell until it gets to a certain price. It was originally $420.69, then $1,000, but now there's no knowing how high they'll let it go.

The hedge funds have to buy at some point, because of the interest, the users on r/wallstreetbets basically get to decide how much they sell for.

Shorting stocks is high risk high reward, the hedge funds are simply feeling the actions of their consequences (and they don't like it at all).
No.422543
Mister Twister
>>422541
Smart anon.
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Anonymous
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>>422529
WARNING

The rich and the suited are literally trying to shut Wallstreetbets down because they don't like competition. WSB's Discord has been nuked.

Though its not like this is the start of the dirty tactics, they've been dealing after hours and getting media outlets to push false information to try and scare people into selling for awhile now.
No.422547
Anonymous
Replies:>>422554
>>422541
>Wallstreet bets saw this and realized "Yo if we just buy a fuck ton of apples and hold it, the people that borrowed the apples will have to pay whatever we want them to."

Oh, I see. I kind of get it now, except for the part that why wall street is so fucking stupid.
Still, that situation as you described it is pretty hilarious.

Shit now I feel like watching some movies with similar tactics. The only one I know of is the DiCaprio one, Wolf of wall street.
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Anonymous
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>>422547
Normally Wall Street works somewhat together through gentlemen's agreements and manipulation of sources so that this kind of scheme works. That's why they are so upset that joe public walked in and broke it over the knee.
No.422555
Anonymous
The rare individual on the tv who is actually on the side of the public and their activities instead of the hedgefunds.
Saagar Enjeti: Wall Street Elites DESTROYED, Beaten By Redditors At Their Own RIGGED Gameyoutube thumb
No.422565
Anonymous
>>422529
Further general video explanation of the current happenings for people who can't read.
How r/WallStreetBets Made GameStop's Stock Price Soar: Reddit Takes on Short Sellers - TLDR Newsyoutube thumb
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Anonymous
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No.422579
Anonymous
Tricks are getting dirtier.
In addition to not letting people buy new stock the online broker Robinhood forcefully sold peoples shares against their will during a dip to support the hedge funds.
Of course they are getting hit with a Class Action Suit in response.

Gotta keep the pressure on these scum.
No.422593
Anonymous
Kevin O'Leary is in favor of recent stock market events, the Massachusetts secretary of being stereotypically dull not so much in this little broadcast back and forth.
Massachusetts secretary of state and Kevin O'Leary debate Reddit short squeezeyoutube thumb

Not a big deal but just an interesting little clip to watch.
No.422653
Anonymous
Replies:>>422657
There's already a shitload of "the jews did it" surrounding this.
No.422657
Anonymous
>>422653
That's literally all /pol/ is capable of, screaming about Jews no matter the current situation.
If anything Judaism is a red herring, a convenient way for the mega-rich to draw the idiots out and use them as a handwave to brush off any opposition.

The important part to focus on is the Rich Scumbag demographic involved in all the crooked business, the race or faith of individuals within that is only a distraction.
No.422659
Mister Twister
Replies:>>422660
>>422657
>If anything Judaism is a red herring, a convenient way for the mega-rich to draw the idiots out and use them as a handwave to brush off any opposition.

I never hoped someone on the *chans would get it.
No.422660
Anonymous
Replies:>>422661
>>422657
>>422659
Some of the short sellers involved in this are indeed jews (Steve Cohen, Gabe Plotkin of Melvin Capital).

And no, Judaism isn't being used as a red herring. Not as long as they have enough influence to annex countries for their own, and not as long as they consider themselves as a master race who are above others.
No.422661
Anonymous
Replies:>>422662
>>422660
Case in point...

>Some of the short sellers involved in this are indeed jews
Yes, Some.
And by focusing only on the Jewish members of the corrupt stock market you are kneecapping the ability to actually do anything.
Thus being nothing more than a stooge.
No.422662
Anonymous
>>422661
>Yes, Some.
The two I mentioned are both multibillionaires, not "some people". And it's only /pol/ memes that focus on the jew aspect of the stock market (this is disregarding the fact that jews make up a disproportionate amount of the most wealthy or most influential people in the financial world). The normal players are there to make money, including the current situation.
No.422667
Anonymous
Replies:>>422668
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The establishment continues to fearmonger in order to scare normies into dropping their shit in fear instead of holding.
CNBC in particular is basically the propaganda arm of Wall Street, flooding the airwaves with blatantly false misinformation to manipulate things in their benefit.
No.422668
Anonymous
>>422667
>The entire market could crash

Good. Let it crash.
No.422674
Anonymous
Replies:>>422675
News like these make the whole thing worth it:

>As amateur investors banded together this week to squeeze Wall Street hedge funds by sending GameStop’s stock prices to dizzying heights, some novice traders, like 10-year-old Jaydyn Carr of San Antonio, have seen their long-term investments pay off.
>In December 2019, Jaydyn, then 8, was buying discounted games at GameStop and wishing for an Xbox One. Spying a way to use her son’s enthusiasm for video games to teach him about investing, Jaydyn’s mother, Nina Carr, decided to invest in 10 shares of GameStop at $6.19 a share for a Kwanzaa gift.
>Ms. Carr handed her son a certificate she created from an online template to explain to him that he was the owner of a tiny part of GameStop.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/30/business/gamestop-stock-profit.html
No.422675
Anonymous
>>422674
Heartwarming

>Kwanzaa gift
Haha, people still celebrate that holiday?
No.422748
Anonymous
Replies:>>422749
(using politics thread because religion)

Well that just blew my mind. I never knew that Muslims believe in Jesus Christ as a prophet (as well as Muhammad, of course, along with other Old Testament prophets). I knew it was an Abrahamic religion but I assumed they didn't really care for Christ.
Let's tell the Americans!
No.422749
Mister Twister
>>422748
Oh, they do believe in Issah. Just don't tell them he was a son of Allah, they will tell you to shut up.
No.422764
Anonymous
>>422264
>>422266
>>422266
>The few tweets of him that I checked, none of those sound like they are inciting anything, but when you have 300 million retards reading them, at least some thousand would call it a call to arms.
See, that would be one thing if each tweet, and the speech right before the attack, only existed in isolation, but the thing about statements is that they tend to be interpreted in context, and taking Trump's statements in context of each other, and the other speeches at the same by people he then supported, could be taken as carrying meaning beyond what would be taken by any single claim.

And while I'm not a lawer or giving legal advice here, telling the crowd "When you catch somebody in a fraud, you are allowed to go by very different rules." seems like it could be taken as Trump giving the crowd legal advice to the effect that there was some unspecified set of rules that would protect actions that might otherwise be considered illegal if taken in the name of "stopping the steal", which in the context of being stated at the same rally as the speech Trump says was worthy of praise for showing "guts" by calling for "trial by combat", might be taken as meaning that combat would somehow be legally sanctioned.

As well, telling the people who already participated in the attacks that they're beautiful without telling them in the same statement to retreat sure seems like it could be taken as incitement for them to continue their present activity (the attack).
No.422767
User 9
Wow, that defence. Saying Trump's speech was edited out of context, and then leaning so hard on a single sentance near the beggining that didn't even ask anyone to be peaceful, but instead simply claimed they would be, in a speech that claimed current Republican tactics weren't tough enough?
No.422832
Anonymous
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>>422832
>The percentage represents the total trade ratio between China and the U.S. with each country
It's good that they bothered to put that in. Appreciated.
So to explain an example, extreme red or blue doesn't imply a country even trades with them a lot. That doesn't make the graphic meaningless, of course not, but can easily mislead if used in isolation like this.
No.422838
Anonymous
>>422837
>So to explain an example, extreme red or blue doesn't imply a country even trades with them a lot.

No, it just means that they trade a lot more with one or the other. It could be something like 1% vs 5%. But that doesn't change the fact that China has overtook the USA as the economic leader of the planet. Shit like Trumps trade war was just the beginning.
No.423074
Anonymous
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No.423075
Anonymous
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>>423074
Explanation?
No.423077
Anonymous
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>>423075
Some political loser on social media got pissy when someone else made a "hoax tweet" and shared it which managed to get the hashtag 'Mommy Milky' temporarily trending on twitter, responded by saying he was going to sue everyone (with a blue tick on their account specifically).

This has of course just resulted in his being mocked even harder.
No.423101
Anonymous
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No.423104
Mister Twister
Replies:>>423105
>>423101
DON'T DO IT!
THAT TYPE OF NEN POWER WILL KILL YOU!
No.423105
Anonymous
Replies:>>423108
>>423104
Hunter x Hunter is shit.

How's that for a political issue? Does your presidential candidate like shit anime and manga that is always on hiatus?
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Mister Twister
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>>423105
Take a chill pill, my super"straight" friend.
No.423147
Anonymous
Replies:>>423151
So how long until Biden becomes unfit to perform his duties?
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>>423147
Why has every single political candidate for the position of American presidency since Obama been such complete and utter garbage?
>>423151
Are you including party candidates or just the final two? If the former, there were between 1 and 3 good ones
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Anonymous
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No.423221
Anonymous
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>>423220
So, what's the difference between Straight Regular and Super Straight?
No.423224
Anonymous
Replies:>>423230
>>423221
super straight people only prefer non-trans people of the opposite sex. regular straights date the opposite sex including people who transitioned to that sex. At least in the minds of trans people.
No.423230
Anonymous
>>423224
This. Be aware, it's a... controversial term since it inherently implies trans people aren't really the sex they identify as, so make sure you're aware of the implication before you think it only means 'I don't want to have sex with a transsexual'. It's like an 'all lives matter' thing where it's got a non-obvious controversial meaning that some people mean and some people don't.
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Man america is fucked up.
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A must-read for every Republican boomer.
No.423329
Anonymous
>>423328
fucking lmao
No.423330
Anonymous
Prince Philip of the UK royal family died today, aged 99.
No.423331
Anonymous
Replies:>>423334
>>423330
I don't think anyone really cares in terms of the public, if it had been the Queen herself that would be a different story.
No.423334
Anonymous
>>423331
He was the Queens husband and consort for something like 60 years. When a family member this close dies, at that age, it usually means their partner will soon follow. We've seen it happen with other celebrities (see Stan Lee for example) and I've seen it happen with some of my own relatives too.
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Anonymous
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No.423754
Anonymous
The world needs to stop bending the knee and surrendering more and more power to china and their army of soulless national shills.
No.424329
Anonymous
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This reminds me of, and also reinforces, the idea that the 2024 election year might present an actual chance for Vermin Supreme.
We're no longer in emergency mode to kick Trump out, and Democrats are more easily split against an incumbent, while the Republican base could start out split between the next GOP pick and Trump hanger-ons, and join in on supporting Supreme if he gets enough support to visibly bother Democrat party leadership.
And here we are with actual internet memes being passed around in the halls of government as a serious communication method. Get ready to set aside room for keeping your ID pony.
No.424330
Anonymous
>>424329
The election process in America is nothing but a farce now, with the two parties being nothing but a pair of ridiculous cliches fighting each other for the sake of fighting.

Seeing a different group than the big 2 be voted into the position of ruler wouldn't hurt.
No.424337
Anonymous
Replies:>>424339
It's gonna be so hilarious if Trump ends up making a come back. But he'd be something like 80 by that point, wouldn't he?

>The election process in America is nothing but a farce now
Has been for a long time.
No.424339
Mister Twister
>>424337
The best solution would be to have a younger candidate who is not an insane marxist. But then Trump will have to decide NOT to run, and support that person instead. And if you are being supported by Trump, you are HATE-adjacent. In which case nothing about the stupid polarized insane world we live in changes, EXCEPT the candidate is younger now. Eh, I'll take it.