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2020-05-10 11:47:18 AM  
I don't even....
 
2020-05-10 11:50:17 AM  
Holy shiat.

How can any come up with that much derp in so few minutes?
 
2020-05-10 11:51:34 AM  
Worse than the Plandemic vid?
Worse than watching OAN or Fox?
 
2020-05-10 11:51:39 AM  
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2020-05-10 12:02:09 PM  
There was a guy in my local sportsball forum trying to get people to just "honestly watch it with an open mind."  He got very pouty when we started posting XKCD comics.

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2020-05-10 12:02:50 PM  
They managed to get almost all the way through that segment before breaking out the illuminati graphic.  I'm impressed by their restraint.
 
2020-05-10 12:03:01 PM  
No, I'm not dignifying this shiat.  People are dying.  Health care workers are risking their lives every day, while scum are spreading this insane nonsense to stir the pot.  I will not be an accessory by giving this even one click.
 
2020-05-10 12:06:04 PM  
OAN:
Soros, Clintons, Gates, Beijing, WHO

I mean, look! They have file footage of Soros! How much more proof do you need!
 
2020-05-10 1:08:55 PM  
How about, no
 
2020-05-10 1:14:55 PM  

Close2TheEdge: No, I'm not dignifying this shiat. People are dying.  Health care workers are risking their lives every day, while scum are spreading this insane nonsense to stir the pot.  I will not be an accessory by giving this even one click.


A couple of questions for you....

First, how are you dignifying it by watching it?

Second, how are you being an accessory by watching it? Do you think that a 10th of a cent ad revenue to them or one single additional "viewed" number will sway anything?

Because it seems to me that, by NOT viewing it, you:
1) remain ignorant of lies that are being spread (this may put your ideas at later disadvantage),
2) miss the chance to downvote the video, and
3) miss the chance to leave a critical comment.

Besides, it you view with an ad blocker, do they get any ad revenue?
 
2020-05-10 1:49:35 PM  
I got 15 seconds in and started looking for the "report" button.
 
2020-05-10 2:14:56 PM  
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2020-05-10 2:19:33 PM  

Harlee: Close2TheEdge: No, I'm not dignifying this shiat. People are dying.  Health care workers are risking their lives every day, while scum are spreading this insane nonsense to stir the pot.  I will not be an accessory by giving this even one click.

A couple of questions for you....

First, how are you dignifying it by watching it?

Second, how are you being an accessory by watching it? Do you think that a 10th of a cent ad revenue to them or one single additional "viewed" number will sway anything?

Because it seems to me that, by NOT viewing it, you:
1) remain ignorant of lies that are being spread (this may put your ideas at later disadvantage),
2) miss the chance to downvote the video, and
3) miss the chance to leave a critical comment.

Besides, it you view with an ad blocker, do they get any ad revenue?


Here's the thing.  I get, that on FARK, we link to these things to mock them.  However, even by doing so, we effectively signal boost this crap.  Most of the time, I can live with it.  For this, I'm just not OK with that.  If you are, then by all means go ahead.  I'm not going to judge you.

I have a close friend whose husband is dying of Covid.  I have friends who are working the front lines in hospitals.  I respect the 1st Amendment and the right of individuals to put out material that I personally consider to be dangerous and offensive.  But I won't contribute to it.  I won't engage in it.  I won't comment on it even to debunk it.  I consider doing any of those things to be giving it my tacit support, and that is just not something I am willing to do.  It's personal to me.  I don't expect it to be personal to you.
 
2020-05-10 2:29:26 PM  
Pompeo looks like he's struggling with both heart failure and a nasty case of high-functioning alcoholism, and that's not a pot-shot.  Jesus Christ I guess that's what selling your soul looks like.
 
2020-05-10 2:33:25 PM  

Close2TheEdge: Harlee: Close2TheEdge: No, I'm not dignifying this shiat. People are dying.  Health care workers are risking their lives every day, while scum are spreading this insane nonsense to stir the pot.  I will not be an accessory by giving this even one click.

A couple of questions for you....

First, how are you dignifying it by watching it?

Second, how are you being an accessory by watching it? Do you think that a 10th of a cent ad revenue to them or one single additional "viewed" number will sway anything?

Because it seems to me that, by NOT viewing it, you:
1) remain ignorant of lies that are being spread (this may put your ideas at later disadvantage),
2) miss the chance to downvote the video, and
3) miss the chance to leave a critical comment.

Besides, it you view with an ad blocker, do they get any ad revenue?

Here's the thing.  I get, that on FARK, we link to these things to mock them.  However, even by doing so, we effectively signal boost this crap.  Most of the time, I can live with it.  For this, I'm just not OK with that.  If you are, then by all means go ahead.  I'm not going to judge you.

I have a close friend whose husband is dying of Covid.  I have friends who are working the front lines in hospitals.  I respect the 1st Amendment and the right of individuals to put out material that I personally consider to be dangerous and offensive.  But I won't contribute to it.  I won't engage in it.  I won't comment on it even to debunk it.  I consider doing any of those things to be giving it my tacit support, and that is just not something I am willing to do.  It's personal to me.  I don't expect it to be personal to you.


So when you don't "contribute" to it by down voting it, or leaving a correcting comment, and also remain ignorant of what the are saying, then don't be surprised one fine morning at 3am if you get a visit form the anti-witch squad, or whatever, who arrest you for being an intelligent rational person. Because, when you were virtuously avoiding the derp, the derp got traction and took over the world.

What's the quote?

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ― Edmund Burke.

Avoiding evil does not work when evil comes seeking you out.
 
2020-05-10 2:44:38 PM  
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2020-05-10 2:46:26 PM  
I didn't watch this stupid video, yet. I'm busy in a mostly deserted factory trying to debug some AS-i bus nonsense at the moment. Did it mention contact tracing?? I've seen some evidence that some conspiracy theorists are trying their damndest to create a world in which contact tracers are likely to be murdered.
 
2020-05-10 2:47:24 PM  

Close2TheEdge: Harlee: Close2TheEdge: No, I'm not dignifying this shiat. People are dying.  Health care workers are risking their lives every day, while scum are spreading this insane nonsense to stir the pot.  I will not be an accessory by giving this even one click.

A couple of questions for you....

First, how are you dignifying it by watching it?

Second, how are you being an accessory by watching it? Do you think that a 10th of a cent ad revenue to them or one single additional "viewed" number will sway anything?

Because it seems to me that, by NOT viewing it, you:
1) remain ignorant of lies that are being spread (this may put your ideas at later disadvantage),
2) miss the chance to downvote the video, and
3) miss the chance to leave a critical comment.

Besides, it you view with an ad blocker, do they get any ad revenue?

Here's the thing.  I get, that on FARK, we link to these things to mock them.  However, even by doing so, we effectively signal boost this crap.  Most of the time, I can live with it.  For this, I'm just not OK with that.  If you are, then by all means go ahead.  I'm not going to judge you.

I have a close friend whose husband is dying of Covid.  I have friends who are working the front lines in hospitals.  I respect the 1st Amendment and the right of individuals to put out material that I personally consider to be dangerous and offensive.  But I won't contribute to it.  I won't engage in it.  I won't comment on it even to debunk it.  I consider doing any of those things to be giving it my tacit support, and that is just not something I am willing to do.  It's personal to me.  I don't expect it to be personal to you.


Wow. Sorry to hear that.

There are Farkers that agree with you about "signal boosting" this stuff. At least you are being reasonable about it. I can certainly understand that thought process.

CSB - about month ago I submitted a conspiracy video for mockery purposes. A modmin even added "chemtrail-huffing nutbags" to the headline and greenlit it. Several people raised objections, some less than rationally, and it went red. It will be interesting to see if this one stays green or not.
 
2020-05-10 2:56:26 PM  
I can't dismiss it entirely.  To me, it speaks well of their credibility that they hired Serge to narrate it

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2020-05-10 3:23:17 PM  
Wait a second...

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ok, now I'm ready to check it out.
 
2020-05-10 3:39:34 PM  

Harlee: Close2TheEdge: Harlee: Close2TheEdge: No, I'm not dignifying this shiat. People are dying.  Health care workers are risking their lives every day, while scum are spreading this insane nonsense to stir the pot.  I will not be an accessory by giving this even one click.

A couple of questions for you....

First, how are you dignifying it by watching it?

Second, how are you being an accessory by watching it? Do you think that a 10th of a cent ad revenue to them or one single additional "viewed" number will sway anything?

Because it seems to me that, by NOT viewing it, you:
1) remain ignorant of lies that are being spread (this may put your ideas at later disadvantage),
2) miss the chance to downvote the video, and
3) miss the chance to leave a critical comment.

Besides, it you view with an ad blocker, do they get any ad revenue?

Here's the thing.  I get, that on FARK, we link to these things to mock them.  However, even by doing so, we effectively signal boost this crap.  Most of the time, I can live with it.  For this, I'm just not OK with that.  If you are, then by all means go ahead.  I'm not going to judge you.

I have a close friend whose husband is dying of Covid.  I have friends who are working the front lines in hospitals.  I respect the 1st Amendment and the right of individuals to put out material that I personally consider to be dangerous and offensive.  But I won't contribute to it.  I won't engage in it.  I won't comment on it even to debunk it.  I consider doing any of those things to be giving it my tacit support, and that is just not something I am willing to do.  It's personal to me.  I don't expect it to be personal to you.

So when you don't "contribute" to it by down voting it, or leaving a correcting comment, and also remain ignorant of what the are saying, then don't be surprised one fine morning at 3am if you get a visit form the anti-witch squad, or whatever, who arrest you for being an intelligent rational person. Because, when you were virtuously avoiding the derp, the derp got traction and took over the world.

What's the quote?

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ― Edmund Burke.

Avoiding evil does not work when evil comes seeking you out.


When I think that there is a reasonable chance of changing somebody's mind, I will engage them.  But I find that opportunity happening less and less.  Perhaps you view my approach as cowardly.  I understand that.  I turned 52 last week and have simply decided that I'm not going to waste my energy trying to beat back the tide of misinformation.  Our society craves the easy answers.  And our political leaders actively support and promote ignorance.  I'm just tired of fighting it.

This is my little act of protest.  I realize it is insufficient in your eyes.  I exercise my one weapon and that is to vote.
 
2020-05-10 3:47:40 PM  

freddyV: Worse than the Plandemic vid?
Worse than watching OAN or Fox?


That was OAN.

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2020-05-10 3:51:56 PM  
I can't not post this again.
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2020-05-10 3:53:11 PM  
"What should we release for population control? Something that's not even as bad as the flu?
 
2020-05-10 3:58:36 PM  
Was that a reporter or some mediocre text-to-speech software?
 
2020-05-10 4:05:01 PM  

Close2TheEdge: No, I'm not dignifying this shiat.  People are dying.  Health care workers are risking their lives every day, while scum are spreading this insane nonsense to stir the pot.  I will not be an accessory by giving this even one click.


This. Knowing right-wing shiat, this, itself, is a grift.
 
2020-05-10 4:09:52 PM  
No, I'm not clicking that. I'm not rewarding Google for it's ongoing role in supporting the destruction of rationality.
 
2020-05-10 4:11:45 PM  
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2020-05-10 4:12:12 PM  

Harlee: Close2TheEdge: Harlee: Close2TheEdge: No, I'm not dignifying this shiat. People are dying.  Health care workers are risking their lives every day, while scum are spreading this insane nonsense to stir the pot.  I will not be an accessory by giving this even one click.

A couple of questions for you....

First, how are you dignifying it by watching it?

Second, how are you being an accessory by watching it? Do you think that a 10th of a cent ad revenue to them or one single additional "viewed" number will sway anything?

Because it seems to me that, by NOT viewing it, you:
1) remain ignorant of lies that are being spread (this may put your ideas at later disadvantage),
2) miss the chance to downvote the video, and
3) miss the chance to leave a critical comment.

Besides, it you view with an ad blocker, do they get any ad revenue?

Here's the thing.  I get, that on FARK, we link to these things to mock them.  However, even by doing so, we effectively signal boost this crap.  Most of the time, I can live with it.  For this, I'm just not OK with that.  If you are, then by all means go ahead.  I'm not going to judge you.

I have a close friend whose husband is dying of Covid.  I have friends who are working the front lines in hospitals.  I respect the 1st Amendment and the right of individuals to put out material that I personally consider to be dangerous and offensive.  But I won't contribute to it.  I won't engage in it.  I won't comment on it even to debunk it.  I consider doing any of those things to be giving it my tacit support, and that is just not something I am willing to do.  It's personal to me.  I don't expect it to be personal to you.

So when you don't "contribute" to it by down voting it, or leaving a correcting comment, and also remain ignorant of what the are saying, then don't be surprised one fine morning at 3am if you get a visit form the anti-witch squad, or whatever, who arrest you for being an intelligent rational person. Because, when you were virtuously avoiding the derp, the derp got traction and took over the world.

What's the quote?

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ― Edmund Burke.

Avoiding evil does not work when evil comes seeking you out.


Every time you interact with a piece of content on a site like youtube or facebook, it gets signal boosted for the algorithm as something of value people want to see.

It's not unreasonable to avoid participating in that.
 
2020-05-10 4:12:55 PM  
Hard pass, thanks.
 
2020-05-10 4:12:56 PM  

sirrerun: freddyV: Worse than the Plandemic vid?
Worse than watching OAN or Fox?

That was OAN.

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she sends secretive messages via her eyebrows

Where through the looking glass people!
 
2020-05-10 4:13:17 PM  
People who watch that channel's videos practice Oananism.
 
2020-05-10 4:15:41 PM  
Hefty no thank you!
 
2020-05-10 4:16:12 PM  

Harlee: Avoiding evil does not work when evil comes seeking you out.


Because of YouTube's algorithm, there is a chance that when you watch a video, not only does the view count make the video more "popular" and therefore more likely to be recommended, but that type of video gets associated with your viewing history. This means that you will be more likely to be recommended similar videos (no thanks) or, potentially, that other people who otherwise share your interests might also be recommended those kinds of videos: You like A, and watched B. Other people also like A, therefore they might also like B.

Therefore, I assert that merely watching a video carries with it a very real risk of promoting it to others who may not have otherwise known about it. It's fine to mock stupidity but if there is good to be done in containing the stupidity, not talking about it may in fact help limit the spread.
=Smidge=
/Somewhat ironic, given the subject matter... can't spread the infection if you avoid those who are infected
 
2020-05-10 4:18:32 PM  
I'm going back to sniffing glue. It kills less brain cells than that video.
 
2020-05-10 4:18:35 PM  
Man. It even looks like a central Asian state news broadcast.
 
2020-05-10 4:19:54 PM  

Naido: I can't dismiss it entirely.  To me, it speaks well of their credibility that they hired Serge to narrate it

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It was some weird Russo-British-Chinese accent.
 
2020-05-10 4:20:51 PM  
1:12. That's all I could do before I felt like I was in literal danger of dying from the stupid
 
2020-05-10 4:20:55 PM  
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*sigh
 
2020-05-10 4:22:30 PM  
No, they can fark right off. I'm not giving that garbage any stream revenue.
 
2020-05-10 4:22:48 PM  

willwall: 1:12. That's all I could do before I felt like I was in literal danger of dying from the stupid


1:16 before I rolled my eyes and laughed.
 
2020-05-10 4:23:35 PM  

vygramul: I can't not post this again.
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I've heard they're putting coronavirus into some kind of blue waffle breakfast food that's really popular with kids. Google "blue waffles" for more information. And don't get me started on those parties the libturds hold where they all get together and get their talking points from Don Lemon on CNN--they call 'em "Lemon parties."
 
2020-05-10 4:23:42 PM  
I love the lady that says the virus was purposely released in order to limit/reduce/stop reproduction of the human race. Yes indeed, let's release a virus that kills mostly old people, that will surely keep the population in check. All those 80 year olds having children. Motherfarkers.
 
2020-05-10 4:24:12 PM  
Is Epoch Times the print version of this shiat?
 
2020-05-10 4:24:14 PM  
This is the first time I watched a video from OAN and I'm glad I did see one. There's no point to shutting my eyes and plugging my ears. Frankly, I'm just mystified that the graphics and the footage they used are considered evidence by so many people. But I do need to know what the Alt Right's rhetoric look like, and I need to know what kind of words they use. For instance, I noticed phrases like saying that a patent can be co-owned by "mainland China" and I don't know what their construct of "mainland China" could be. What does that mean? But I needed to see what kind of entities they believe are controlling their world.
 
2020-05-10 4:24:25 PM  
 
2020-05-10 4:25:42 PM  

Nick Nostril: I love the lady that says the virus was purposely released in order to limit/reduce/stop reproduction of the human race. Yes indeed, let's release a virus that kills mostly old people, that will surely keep the population in check. All those 80 year olds having children. Motherfarkers.


Human reproduction has already basically stopped. We're running at 2.5 children per mother at the global scale. Without COVID-19, that's just barely above replacement rate. With COVID-19, we're going to actually drop population.
 
2020-05-10 4:26:09 PM  
I feel complicit having watched less than 2 minutes of that trash
 
2020-05-10 4:26:59 PM  

willwall: 1:12. That's all I could do before I felt like I was in literal danger of dying from the stupid


You have will power! I couldn't make one minute.
 
2020-05-10 4:27:26 PM  
Couldn't make it to 4:19. I do regret clicking and shall not do it again. FU who ever posted this shiat I do however blame myself.
 
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