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2012-11-27 09:43:26 AM
Good, now I won't have to link to that dirty, communist, lying, snopes.com in my email replies as much.
 
2012-11-27 10:44:16 AM

basemetal: Good, now I won't have to link to that dirty, communist, lying, snopes.com in my email replies as much.


You know, I used to do that, but my in-laws keep forwarding stupid sh*t. No matter how many times I sent them a Snopes link telling them that neophyte gang members aren't driving around with their lights off waiting for someone to flash their lights at them so they can kill those people, it still kept coming.

Now I just don't care anymore. I delete 99 percent of their emails without opening them.
 
2012-11-27 10:47:48 AM
C'mon, everyone knows George Soros owns Snopes and Wikipedia. Or so I have been told by anyone when I link to Snopes.

/Stupidity produces antibodies. - Bill Watterson
 
2012-11-27 11:18:54 AM
You forgot aunts and uncles, Subby.

/Thanks, Fartbama
 
2012-11-27 11:44:21 AM
Hmm, this is decidedly less cool than I thought it would be. What they need, and what subby alludes to, is a feature that parses everyone's posts (similar to now when they group stuff like "21 people posted about the super bowl"), then identify it as a potentially false statement, and provide a relevant link to snopes right next to it in everybody's news feed.
 
2012-11-27 11:53:36 AM
So, does this mean if someone posts an obviously photoshopped pic, they'll display the original?
 
2012-11-27 11:53:50 AM

serial_crusher: "21 people posted about the super bowl"),


21 people reposted wharrgarbl who's source originated from townhall.com. Unsubscribe from these people?
 
2012-11-27 12:31:27 PM

RedPhoenix122: So, does this mean if someone posts an obviously photoshopped pic, they'll display the original?


Great, I'll have a page filled with nothing but Dwayne Johnson pics.
 
2012-11-27 12:37:19 PM
FWD:FWD:RE:FWD:FWD:FWD:RE:FWD:FWD:FWD:RE:FWD:FWD:FWD:RE:FWD: This is liberal plot by the drive by gotcha lamstream MSM media to suppress conservatives.
 
2012-11-27 01:17:39 PM
add faceclub to the list, though it's probably already there.
 
2012-11-27 01:45:23 PM
This will drive my Republican relatives crazy.
 
2012-11-27 01:52:12 PM
Surely this is a hoax, as well.
 
2012-11-27 02:19:00 PM
Republican and lying have become so synonymous that Republicans would be put off by fact checking.

One might think that one would want their political party and supporters to be known for being honest and sincere. Yet, the Republican party doesn't seem to care about that. They only seem to care about farking over anyone who isn't a Republican. I don't see how good people can support the Republican party in any way.

It just doesn't make sense to me... but I'm not a lying sack of shiat who has to lie to support my position.

To be fair, I only know three types of Republicans personally... Most are racist, some are bigots, and some are conspiracy nuts. Those overlap quite a bit in many cases. I don't know a single self described Republican who doesn't fall into at least one of those three categories. It could be happenstance that I've only known the shiatty kind of Republicans, but from what I've seen outside of the Republicans I personally know is that the vast majority of them seem to fall right in line with the ones I know.

Just doesn't make sense.
 
2012-11-27 02:42:42 PM
Now where am I going to tell people about the Reptilians?
 
2012-11-27 02:43:03 PM

JohnnyC: Republican and lying have become so synonymous that Republicans would be put off by fact checking.


This. My first thought was "Wow, if this happens and someone collects data on where people dropped off FB the most, it should correlate nicely with areas of highest voting for Republicans."
 
2012-11-27 02:44:45 PM

BKITU: RedPhoenix122: So, does this mean if someone posts an obviously photoshopped pic, they'll display the original?

Great, I'll have a page filled with nothing but Dwayne Johnson pics.


What's wrong with that?
 
2012-11-27 02:46:33 PM
Considering how puritanical Facebook is, I'll be more than a little skeptical of their fact-checking.
 
2012-11-27 03:10:22 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: Considering how puritanical Facebook is, I'll be more than a little skeptical of their fact-checking.


Why? You're not skeptical in the slightest of Daily Fail.
 
2012-11-27 03:14:55 PM

JohnnyC: Republican and lying have become so synonymous that Republicans would be put off by fact checking.

One might think that one would want their political party and supporters to be known for being honest and sincere. Yet, the Republican party doesn't seem to care about that. They only seem to care about farking over anyone who isn't a Republican. I don't see how good people can support the Republican party in any way.

It just doesn't make sense to me... but I'm not a lying sack of shiat who has to lie to support my position.

To be fair, I only know three types of Republicans personally... Most are racist, some are bigots, and some are conspiracy nuts. Those overlap quite a bit in many cases. I don't know a single self described Republican who doesn't fall into at least one of those three categories. It could be happenstance that I've only known the shiatty kind of Republicans, but from what I've seen outside of the Republicans I personally know is that the vast majority of them seem to fall right in line with the ones I know.

Just doesn't make sense.




I'm a Republican and am none of those things. Every group has weirdos. For every level-headed liberal there is someone who thinks meat is murder.

My credo is governance should be based on math. Specific tactics to address issues might vary between liberals and conservatives, but goals have to be derived from statistical realities.

We spend too much, and do need to raise certain taxes. Well-constructed (non-pirate based) charts really cannot lie. We have unfunded responsibilities over the next 20-30 years that are unsustainable. We do have a disproportionate shift of wealth to the 1% as compared to the recent past.

Statistically blacks are still failing as compared to most everyone else. Before racism is bandied about, identifying problems is the first step to fixing them. We really do need to improve the social structure of inner-cities and get the kids interested in their futures. We'd all be better off if all races had the same average scholastic achievement higher than the current reality.

We also have rising temperatures, which cannot be denied any longer. Do we flagellate ourselves, or push harder for developing nations to become cleaner--where is the largest benefit?

The real issue is times do evolve and in other cases fringers on both sides need to get off their high horses about things that really should be dealt with at home.

/Holy shiat--I think I became a RINO.
//Either that or indifferent.
 
2012-11-27 03:25:36 PM
But who's gonna warn us that cut onions might be accruing deadly poisons and thereby saving our lives?
 
2012-11-27 03:25:37 PM

fickenchucker: I'm a Republican and am none of those things. Every group has weirdos.


Agreed...plenty of weirdos to go around. Y'know, I keep hearing that the vast majority of Americans reside somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately it's not the folks who are in office.

So the question remains: who will be the first congress-person to say "screw the party, I'm doing what's right for the people"...?

Answer: Unknown. But it's a safe bet it won't be happening any time soon.
 
2012-11-27 03:38:53 PM

fickenchucker: JohnnyC: Republican and lying have become so synonymous that Republicans would be put off by fact checking.

One might think that one would want their political party and supporters to be known for being honest and sincere. Yet, the Republican party doesn't seem to care about that. They only seem to care about farking over anyone who isn't a Republican. I don't see how good people can support the Republican party in any way.

It just doesn't make sense to me... but I'm not a lying sack of shiat who has to lie to support my position.

To be fair, I only know three types of Republicans personally... Most are racist, some are bigots, and some are conspiracy nuts. Those overlap quite a bit in many cases. I don't know a single self described Republican who doesn't fall into at least one of those three categories. It could be happenstance that I've only known the shiatty kind of Republicans, but from what I've seen outside of the Republicans I personally know is that the vast majority of them seem to fall right in line with the ones I know.

Just doesn't make sense.



I'm a Republican and am none of those things. Every group has weirdos. For every level-headed liberal there is someone who thinks meat is murder.

My credo is governance should be based on math. Specific tactics to address issues might vary between liberals and conservatives, but goals have to be derived from statistical realities.

We spend too much, and do need to raise certain taxes. Well-constructed (non-pirate based) charts really cannot lie. We have unfunded responsibilities over the next 20-30 years that are unsustainable. We do have a disproportionate shift of wealth to the 1% as compared to the recent past.

Statistically blacks are still failing as compared to most everyone else. Before racism is bandied about, identifying problems is the first step to fixing them. We really do need to improve the social structure of inner-cities and get the kids interested in their futures. We'd all be better off if all races had the same average scholastic achievement higher than the current reality.

We also have rising temperatures, which cannot be denied any longer. Do we flagellate ourselves, or push harder for developing nations to become cleaner--where is the largest benefit?

The real issue is times do evolve and in other cases fringers on both sides need to get off their high horses about things that really should be dealt with at home.

/Holy shiat--I think I became a RINO.
//Either that or indifferent.


I know there must be a lot of people like you out there. You and your ilk should, no MUST wrest back control of your party.
 
2012-11-27 03:43:44 PM

ristst: fickenchucker: I'm a Republican and am none of those things. Every group has weirdos.

Agreed...plenty of weirdos to go around. Y'know, I keep hearing that the vast majority of Americans reside somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately it's not the folks who are in office.

So the question remains: who will be the first congress-person to say "screw the party, I'm doing what's right for the people"...?

Answer: Unknown. But it's a safe bet it won't be happening any time soon.




Unfortunately, I agree. Not all Republicans are smart, and not all Democrats are evil. And vice-versa.

I just agree with more of the ideals of true Conservatism more than the ideals of Liberalism, although if I ran the universe it would be a hybrid of the two.

One example--We should have insane asylums and mental health homes like in the past, but actually decently-funded ones with extremely harsh punishments for administrators who let them devolve into cesspools. It's unrealistic for many people to survive on their own if they simply cannot, as it is unrealistic for severely autistic kids to be mainstreamed, but there's no safe place for them to go.
 
2012-11-27 04:00:11 PM

fickenchucker: I'm a Republican and am none of those things. Every group has weirdos. For every level-headed liberal there is someone who thinks meat is murder.


Perhaps you're a minority among your party... as you say, a "RINO". The Republican party won't even admit half of the issues you admitted are a problem, let alone do something about the issues in a responsible way. In fact, they seem to be trying to compound the issues.

While sure there are people who are labeled "liberal" and are also dumb enough to call meat murder, they are the minority and far from in control of the Democrats (who have been labeled liberal even though they are really slightly conservative). The same can't be said of the Republican party. You, a rational Republican, are the minority in your party... and certainly not a vocal enough minority.

Also, "conservatism"... as in real "conservatism" is quite simple to define. Stay with tradition and resist change. That's it. That's all there really is to true conservatism. Conversely, "liberal" only really means that you're open to change and not bound by sticking to traditional methods to achieve progress. I'm progressive. I think our traditions are largely outdated and change is not only needed, but necessary. So that makes me a 'liberal' by the base description of the word (not the conflated meaning that Republicans use to deride people), but I consider myself a moderate.

So I guess my question to you is, what do you mean by "conservatism"? Because it's meaning has been hijacked and by today's standards you don't sound like a modern conservative... you sound more like a moderate.

Also, just so you're aware while you're discussing this with me, I am an independent. I've never been a member of any political party. However, I have mostly voted Democratic because Republican ideals have become so repugnant that voting for them is simply not an option I'm even willing to entertain.

Please note that I'm not trying to attack you, I'm simply trying to understand how you can hold moderate views and still think that the Republican party in any way represents what you stand for.
 
2012-11-27 04:03:17 PM

JohnnyC: Republican and lying have become so synonymous that Republicans would be put off by fact checking.

One might think that one would want their political party and supporters to be known for being honest and sincere. Yet, the Republican party doesn't seem to care about that. They only seem to care about farking over anyone who isn't a Republican. I don't see how good people can support the Republican party in any way.

It just doesn't make sense to me... but I'm not a lying sack of shiat who has to lie to support my position.

To be fair, I only know three types of Republicans personally... Most are racist, some are bigots, and some are conspiracy nuts. Those overlap quite a bit in many cases. I don't know a single self described Republican who doesn't fall into at least one of those three categories. It could be happenstance that I've only known the shiatty kind of Republicans, but from what I've seen outside of the Republicans I personally know is that the vast majority of them seem to fall right in line with the ones I know.

Just doesn't make sense.


Why do people say shiat like this? Seriously? Newsflash: your team has just as many liars as the other team. Hint: they're called politicians.
 
2012-11-27 04:07:24 PM

fickenchucker: My credo is governance should be based on math. Specific tactics to address issues might vary between liberals and conservatives, but goals have to be derived from statistical realities.

We spend too much, and do need to raise certain taxes. Well-constructed (non-pirate based) charts really cannot lie. We have unfunded responsibilities over the next 20-30 years that are unsustainable. We do have a disproportionate shift of wealth to the 1% as compared to the recent past.

Statistically blacks are still failing as compared to most everyone else. Before racism is bandied about, identifying problems is the first step to fixing them. We really do need to improve the social structure of inner-cities and get the kids interested in their futures. We'd all be better off if all races had the same average scholastic achievement higher than the current reality.

We also have rising temperatures, which cannot be denied any longer. Do we flagellate ourselves, or push harder for developing nations to become cleaner--where is the largest benefit?

The real issue is times do evolve and in other cases fringers on both sides need to get off their high horses about things that really should be dealt with at home.

/Holy shiat--I think I became a RINO.
//Either that or indifferent.


I believe the Democrats agree with everything you've posted except "we spend too much" (and some Dems agree with that). Note that the Dems *are* the center - Communists, actual Socialists, etc. are a fringe here in the US.

Kudos for being able to change your mind when the evidence demands it. If everyone could do that we'd be in significantly better shape.
 
2012-11-27 04:17:46 PM
Freedom! No more demorats on facebook!
 
2012-11-27 04:18:38 PM

keepitcherry: Newsflash: your team has just as many liars as the other team.


Both sides are bad.

For every level-headed liberal there is someone who thinks meat is murder. Which would make about 15% of the nation vegetarian/vegan (5 to 30 times higher than most estimates).

Meanwhile, 51 percent of GOP primary voters think Obama born abroad Link.
 
2012-11-27 04:22:22 PM
I hope this 'fact check' feature includes a fist that punches out any parent bragging about not vaccinating their kids.
 
2012-11-27 04:51:10 PM

keepitcherry: Why do people say shiat like this? Seriously? Newsflash: your team has just as many liars as the other team. Hint: they're called politicians.


No. First, I'm an independent and my team is "America". Second, not all politicians are liars, but the vast majority of the liars we've seen in recent times have been Republican.

Just because you believe all politicians and political parties are equally corrupt does not make it so. Just to check yourself, why don't you see how many times Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans lied to the American people in the last election. Can you point to just as many lies coming out of the Democrats? I can't... and I've fact checked both sides.
 
2012-11-28 03:41:57 AM

Shostie: basemetal: Good, now I won't have to link to that dirty, communist, lying, snopes.com in my email replies as much.

You know, I used to do that, but my in-laws keep forwarding stupid sh*t. No matter how many times I sent them a Snopes link telling them that neophyte gang members aren't driving around with their lights off waiting for someone to flash their lights at them so they can kill those people, it still kept coming.

Now I just don't care anymore. I delete 99 percent of their emails without opening them.


You do know that Snopes is just a web site run by some guy and his wife, don't you?
 
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