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2022-01-29 2:43:20 AM  
This is obviously a prelude to giving TFG his account back. Twitter must be missing those clicks.

I'm not on Twitter so it doesn't particularly affect me in that sense, but it's a worry when lies about election results permeate so deeply. That has consequences and none of them are good for democracy. Putin does indeed like this, Subby.

The real shame of it is the lunatic right will presumably now give up on attempts to create their own Twitter-style social media. Those were farking hilarious, even if it was always the same basic story (site announced to great fanfare then hilarity ensues and site quickly collapses because it's been designed by someone without the slightest grasp of security).
 
2022-01-29 3:41:03 AM  
Too many people making $$ off of misinformation to ban it

Twitter needs those clicks
 
2022-01-29 6:00:16 AM  
Who knew capitalism and fascism could be such good friends?
 
2022-01-29 6:08:35 AM  
Ugh, 2020 is so last year.
 
2022-01-29 6:14:47 AM  

Aussie_As: This is obviously a prelude to giving TFG his account back. Twitter must be missing those clicks.

I'm not on Twitter so it doesn't particularly affect me in that sense, but it's a worry when lies about election results permeate so deeply. That has consequences and none of them are good for democracy. Putin does indeed like this, Subby.

The real shame of it is the lunatic right will presumably now give up on attempts to create their own Twitter-style social media. Those were farking hilarious, even if it was always the same basic story (site announced to great fanfare then hilarity ensues and site quickly collapses because it's been designed by someone without the slightest grasp of security).


If TFG is allowed back on Twitter, I am deactivating my accounts and removing the app from my phone.
 
2022-01-29 6:21:13 AM  
In their defense, it might be hard to delete the accounts of every elected Republican in America.
 
2022-01-29 6:28:17 AM  
I usually think I've got my Facebook account trained to behave... but I've had 2 paid ads in the last hour from Republicans.  One from an unfamiliar name complaining that RINOs and Democrats don't want to use his state redistricting maps.. (block)  And one from Josh Hawley (BLOCK!)
 
2022-01-29 6:42:01 AM  
Well it has been a year and the only punishment TFG has received has been getting banned from Twitter.  We need J6 and DOJ to step it up and not rely on Twitter to be our main line of defense against GQP.
 
2022-01-29 6:47:54 AM  
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2022-01-29 6:49:06 AM  

NakedDrummer: Well it has been a year and the only punishment TFG has received has been getting banned from Twitter.  We need J6 and DOJ to step it up and not rely on Twitter to be our main line of defense against GQP.


Do Schiff and Garland know that they're not hitting your schedule?  You told them what your schedule was, didn't you?  I bet they're taking their time just because they don't like you.
 
2022-01-29 7:00:33 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: In their defense, it might be hard to delete the accounts of every elected Republican in America.


That's exactly what I would do. You promote BS about elections, vaccines, or anything else in order to appeal to your base? Banned.

Let Republicans in Congress whine about big tech censorship all they want. They know they're been caught, like a child cheating at a game and whining how the rules don't apply to them.
 
2022-01-29 7:14:05 AM  

Olthoi: Mr. Coffee Nerves: In their defense, it might be hard to delete the accounts of every elected Republican in America.

That's exactly what I would do. You promote BS about elections, vaccines, or anything else in order to appeal to your base? Banned.

Let Republicans in Congress whine about big tech censorship all they want. They know they're been caught, like a child cheating at a game and whining how the rules don't apply to them.


Twitter likes money, dude. That's why they are about to let Trump back on.
 
2022-01-29 7:26:23 AM  
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As soon as I read the headline I started hearing a distinctive bass guitar riff.
 
2022-01-29 7:28:54 AM  

Sabreace22: [YouTube video: Money - Pink Floyd HD (Studio Version)]As soon as I read the headline I started hearing a distinctive bass guitar riff.


An excellent riff
 
2022-01-29 7:37:13 AM  

Aquapope: NakedDrummer: Well it has been a year and the only punishment TFG has received has been getting banned from Twitter.  We need J6 and DOJ to step it up and not rely on Twitter to be our main line of defense against GQP.

Do Schiff and Garland know that they're not hitting your schedule?  You told them what your schedule was, didn't you?  I bet they're taking their time just because they don't like you.



"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2022: With Trump's aggressive campaign trail and gerrymandering, GQP take control of congress.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2024: With the Screw Your Vote act passed, GQP install electors and declare Trump winner of the presidential election.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2025: Facebook, Twitter, and Google are banned.  Only public internet media allowed is Truth Social and Fox News.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2026: Coup 2, Trump declares marshal law.  Changes flag to Nazi symbol with Trump logo, and National Anthem to theme from Apprentice.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
 
2022-01-29 7:40:13 AM  

NakedDrummer: Aquapope: NakedDrummer: Well it has been a year and the only punishment TFG has received has been getting banned from Twitter.  We need J6 and DOJ to step it up and not rely on Twitter to be our main line of defense against GQP.

Do Schiff and Garland know that they're not hitting your schedule?  You told them what your schedule was, didn't you?  I bet they're taking their time just because they don't like you.


"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2022: With Trump's aggressive campaign trail and gerrymandering, GQP take control of congress.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2024: With the Screw Your Vote act passed, GQP install electors and declare Trump winner of the presidential election.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2025: Facebook, Twitter, and Google are banned.  Only public internet media allowed is Truth Social and Fox News.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2026: Coup 2, Trump declares marshal law.  Changes flag to Nazi symbol with Trump logo, and National Anthem to theme from Apprentice.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."


Wow, you can see that far into the future? How's bitcoin doing in 2026?
 
2022-01-29 7:41:30 AM  

NakedDrummer: Aquapope: NakedDrummer: Well it has been a year and the only punishment TFG has received has been getting banned from Twitter.  We need J6 and DOJ to step it up and not rely on Twitter to be our main line of defense against GQP.

Do Schiff and Garland know that they're not hitting your schedule?  You told them what your schedule was, didn't you?  I bet they're taking their time just because they don't like you.


"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2022: With Trump's aggressive campaign trail and gerrymandering, GQP take control of congress.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2024: With the Screw Your Vote act passed, GQP install electors and declare Trump winner of the presidential election.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2025: Facebook, Twitter, and Google are banned.  Only public internet media allowed is Truth Social and Fox News.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2026: Coup 2, Trump declares marshal law.  Changes flag to Nazi symbol with Trump logo, and National Anthem to theme from Apprentice.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."


Also I think I'd like to hear your explanation as to why Joe Biden signed the "Screw Your Vote Act" in 2024
 
2022-01-29 7:52:42 AM  

qorkfiend: NakedDrummer: Aquapope: NakedDrummer: Well it has been a year and the only punishment TFG has received has been getting banned from Twitter.  We need J6 and DOJ to step it up and not rely on Twitter to be our main line of defense against GQP.

Do Schiff and Garland know that they're not hitting your schedule?  You told them what your schedule was, didn't you?  I bet they're taking their time just because they don't like you.


"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2022: With Trump's aggressive campaign trail and gerrymandering, GQP take control of congress.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2024: With the Screw Your Vote act passed, GQP install electors and declare Trump winner of the presidential election.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2025: Facebook, Twitter, and Google are banned.  Only public internet media allowed is Truth Social and Fox News.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2026: Coup 2, Trump declares marshal law.  Changes flag to Nazi symbol with Trump logo, and National Anthem to theme from Apprentice.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."

Wow, you can see that far into the future? How's bitcoin doing in 2026?


Not as well as TrumpCoin
 
2022-01-29 7:53:35 AM  
If you think Trump won't be the next president you aren't paying any attention whatsoever.
 
2022-01-29 7:55:29 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: If you think Trump won't be the next president you aren't paying any attention whatsoever.


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2022-01-29 8:01:36 AM  

Alphax: Bathtub Cynic: If you think Trump won't be the next president you aren't paying any attention whatsoever.

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Trump has a 90% approval rating from GQP voters, so he's guaranteed their nomination.

Multiple states that voted for Biden now have laws on the books allowing the states' electors to be changed on the whims of the state legislatures, all of which happen to be GQP controlled. If their state votes for the "wrong" guy, they just swap out those electors for GQP electors.

Trump wins easily.
 
2022-01-29 8:06:20 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: Trump has a 90% approval rating from GQP voters, so he's guaranteed their nomination.


Which means people that like Trump like Trump.  That's all.

Bathtub Cynic: Multiple states that voted for Biden now have laws on the books allowing the states' electors to be changed on the whims of the state legislatures, all of which happen to be GQP controlled. If their state votes for the "wrong" guy, they just swap out those electors for GQP electors.


And if they try to do that, it will go badly.. for them.
 
2022-01-29 8:07:18 AM  
If people were spreading dis-info about Jack I guarantee they would find a way to scrub it all.
 
2022-01-29 8:14:02 AM  

Alphax: Bathtub Cynic: Trump has a 90% approval rating from GQP voters, so he's guaranteed their nomination.

Which means people that like Trump like Trump.  That's all.

Bathtub Cynic: Multiple states that voted for Biden now have laws on the books allowing the states' electors to be changed on the whims of the state legislatures, all of which happen to be GQP controlled. If their state votes for the "wrong" guy, they just swap out those electors for GQP electors.

And if they try to do that, it will go badly.. for them.


Care to explain why you think it will go badly? Presidential elections are largely run by the individual states, they can make those laws all they want, the feds can't do much about it.
 
2022-01-29 8:15:34 AM  

Alphax: Bathtub Cynic: Trump has a 90% approval rating from GQP voters, so he's guaranteed their nomination.

Which means people that like Trump like Trump.  That's all.

Bathtub Cynic: Multiple states that voted for Biden now have laws on the books allowing the states' electors to be changed on the whims of the state legislatures, all of which happen to be GQP controlled. If their state votes for the "wrong" guy, they just swap out those electors for GQP electors.

And if they try to do that, it will go badly.. for them.


Also a necessary precondition to the GOP attempting that swap is them losing those states
 
2022-01-29 8:18:22 AM  

qorkfiend: Alphax: Bathtub Cynic: Trump has a 90% approval rating from GQP voters, so he's guaranteed their nomination.

Which means people that like Trump like Trump.  That's all.

Bathtub Cynic: Multiple states that voted for Biden now have laws on the books allowing the states' electors to be changed on the whims of the state legislatures, all of which happen to be GQP controlled. If their state votes for the "wrong" guy, they just swap out those electors for GQP electors.

And if they try to do that, it will go badly.. for them.

Also a necessary precondition to the GOP attempting that swap is them losing those states


Your point is? They win the state, get the electors they want. They lose the state, get the electors they want. See what they did there?
 
2022-01-29 8:26:48 AM  
I'd say shut Facebook and Twitter down at this point but it won't happen.
 
2022-01-29 8:26:56 AM  

NakedDrummer: "Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2025: Facebook, Twitter, and Google are banned.  Only public internet media allowed is Truth Social and Fox News.


I don't think Russia would allow their top vectors for misinformation to be banned by their man in Washington. Additionally, I think you forget exactly how much money talks in this country. Zuckerbot and Jack would let major income streams fade away.
In any case, a dystopian future for America looks much the way it does now.

It is useful to retain the symbols and pastimes ingrained in a national identity. It keeps a sense of continuity and minimizes awareness that anything has changed.
 
2022-01-29 8:27:30 AM  

qorkfiend: NakedDrummer: Aquapope: NakedDrummer: Well it has been a year and the only punishment TFG has received has been getting banned from Twitter.  We need J6 and DOJ to step it up and not rely on Twitter to be our main line of defense against GQP.

Do Schiff and Garland know that they're not hitting your schedule?  You told them what your schedule was, didn't you?  I bet they're taking their time just because they don't like you.


"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2022: With Trump's aggressive campaign trail and gerrymandering, GQP take control of congress.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2024: With the Screw Your Vote act passed, GQP install electors and declare Trump winner of the presidential election.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2025: Facebook, Twitter, and Google are banned.  Only public internet media allowed is Truth Social and Fox News.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2026: Coup 2, Trump declares marshal law.  Changes flag to Nazi symbol with Trump logo, and National Anthem to theme from Apprentice.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."

Also I think I'd like to hear your explanation as to why Joe Biden signed the "Screw Your Vote Act" in 2024


In case you are only getting your news from OAN, you might want to look up how every single red state has already, this year, passed dozens and dozens and dozens of voter restriction laws already.
 
2022-01-29 8:28:20 AM  

qorkfiend: NakedDrummer: Aquapope: NakedDrummer: Well it has been a year and the only punishment TFG has received has been getting banned from Twitter.  We need J6 and DOJ to step it up and not rely on Twitter to be our main line of defense against GQP.

Do Schiff and Garland know that they're not hitting your schedule?  You told them what your schedule was, didn't you?  I bet they're taking their time just because they don't like you.


"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2022: With Trump's aggressive campaign trail and gerrymandering, GQP take control of congress.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2024: With the Screw Your Vote act passed, GQP install electors and declare Trump winner of the presidential election.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2025: Facebook, Twitter, and Google are banned.  Only public internet media allowed is Truth Social and Fox News.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2026: Coup 2, Trump declares marshal law.  Changes flag to Nazi symbol with Trump logo, and National Anthem to theme from Apprentice.

"Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."

Wow, you can see that far into the future? How's bitcoin doing in 2026?


Cathie Wood said it will be $500,000.  Or $8.
 
2022-01-29 8:33:18 AM  

mistahtom: Aussie_As: This is obviously a prelude to giving TFG his account back. Twitter must be missing those clicks.

I'm not on Twitter so it doesn't particularly affect me in that sense, but it's a worry when lies about election results permeate so deeply. That has consequences and none of them are good for democracy. Putin does indeed like this, Subby.

The real shame of it is the lunatic right will presumably now give up on attempts to create their own Twitter-style social media. Those were farking hilarious, even if it was always the same basic story (site announced to great fanfare then hilarity ensues and site quickly collapses because it's been designed by someone without the slightest grasp of security).

If TFG is allowed back on Twitter, I am deactivating my accounts and removing the app from my phone.


Don't worry. All the news outlets will breathlessly repeat and expound upon each tweet, so you'll still get to read every goddamn one.
 
2022-01-29 8:36:47 AM  

Alphax: Bathtub Cynic: Trump has a 90% approval rating from GQP voters, so he's guaranteed their nomination.

Which means people that like Trump like Trump.  That's all.

Bathtub Cynic: Multiple states that voted for Biden now have laws on the books allowing the states' electors to be changed on the whims of the state legislatures, all of which happen to be GQP controlled. If their state votes for the "wrong" guy, they just swap out those electors for GQP electors.

And if they try to do that, it will go badly.. for them.


Lol
 
2022-01-29 8:37:54 AM  

Sabreace22: NakedDrummer: "Federal investigations take time.  We just need to be patient and wait.  Trump will be prosecuted."
2025: Facebook, Twitter, and Google are banned.  Only public internet media allowed is Truth Social and Fox News.

I don't think Russia would allow their top vectors for misinformation to be banned by their man in Washington. Additionally, I think you forget exactly how much money talks in this country. Zuckerbot and Jack would let major income streams fade away.
In any case, a dystopian future for America looks much the way it does now.

It is useful to retain the symbols and pastimes ingrained in a national identity. It keeps a sense of continuity and minimizes awareness that anything has changed.


Even the biggest companies turn over.  remember just a few years ago the internet giants were AOL and Yahoo,  MySpace was the social media innovator.  That said was joke of course, no Trump or GQP backed technology platform will last long - they usually get banished from USA hosts and app stores, get sued by the owners of open source code they stole, and the Russian servers they try installing them on are slow and get hacked.
 
2022-01-29 8:43:42 AM  
Every other post or more on anything vaccine related is that they don't work and whatever other conspiracy you can imagine. Election conspiracies are the least of their problems.
 
2022-01-29 9:22:05 AM  

Aussie_As: but it's a worry when lies about election results permeate so deeply. That has consequences and none of them are good for democracy.


I've pretty much reached the point where I wonder whether I should stop sticking with the truth when people derp about voter fraud and instead just roll with it and tell them not to vote because it doesn't matter.
 
2022-01-29 9:28:02 AM  

Alphax: And if they try to do that, it will go badly.. for them.


There was a time when I believed that.

Now I have no doubt that the bay majority of people who weren't actively cheering for it would just lie down and take it.
 
2022-01-29 9:39:21 AM  

BMFPitt: Alphax: And if they try to do that, it will go badly.. for them.

There was a time when I believed that.

Now I have no doubt that the bay majority of people who weren't actively cheering for it would just lie down and take it.


Part of the reason I didn't think they'd override elections earlier is the enormous amounts of money going into them.  If you end elections, all those legal bribes and money laundering are lost.  Plus all the inertial of having elections.  It's Tradition!

If you just overrule elections, you piss off the same 80% of the population, AND the rich donors.  That's nearly everyone.
 
2022-01-29 9:41:48 AM  

Mr. Tweedy: Who knew capitalism and fascism could be such good friends?


Henry Kissinger. Also a lot of dead Chileans and Argentinians. And lots of oppressed Chinese people.

Turns out capitalism works better with authoritarianism than with democracy.
 
2022-01-29 9:42:43 AM  

Alphax: Bathtub Cynic: If you think Trump won't be the next president you aren't paying any attention whatsoever.

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I'll take this one look at what they're doing to have votes are counted for electoral votes in places like Georgia and Arizona and Michigan
 
2022-01-29 9:45:33 AM  
Twitter has made itself more and more difficult to view and navigate for people without Twitter.
 
2022-01-29 10:06:46 AM  
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2022-01-29 10:14:36 AM  

Alphax: Bathtub Cynic: Trump has a 90% approval rating from GQP voters, so he's guaranteed their nomination.

Which means people that like Trump like Trump.  That's all.

Bathtub Cynic: Multiple states that voted for Biden now have laws on the books allowing the states' electors to be changed on the whims of the state legislatures, all of which happen to be GQP controlled. If their state votes for the "wrong" guy, they just swap out those electors for GQP electors.

And if they try to do that, it will go badly.. for them.


 Who is going to stop them?
 
2022-01-29 10:51:45 AM  
This is the existential crisis of our time, that you have people who sow mistrust and threaten violence because they disagree with the factual nature of reality.

And you have corporate gatekeepers who capitulate any sense of responsibility in this monumentally important task because they are beholden to billionaires, even if that means undermining the fabric of the public trust.

I don't understand what good it will do to have a social network when you've managed to totally convince lunatics to go out and bomb 5G towers so that Demoncrats can't use them for their child trafficking and blood harvesting.
 
2022-01-29 11:01:03 AM  

mistahtom: Aussie_As: This is obviously a prelude to giving TFG his account back. Twitter must be missing those clicks.

I'm not on Twitter so it doesn't particularly affect me in that sense, but it's a worry when lies about election results permeate so deeply. That has consequences and none of them are good for democracy. Putin does indeed like this, Subby.

The real shame of it is the lunatic right will presumably now give up on attempts to create their own Twitter-style social media. Those were farking hilarious, even if it was always the same basic story (site announced to great fanfare then hilarity ensues and site quickly collapses because it's been designed by someone without the slightest grasp of security).

If TFG is allowed back on Twitter, I am deactivating my accounts and removing the app from my phone.


You wouldn't be alone. Millions of people would be similarly outraged, not only because he is so awful, but because he was supposed to have been permanently banned.
 
2022-01-29 11:01:53 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: In their defense, it might be hard to delete the accounts of every elected Republican in America.


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2022-01-29 11:06:56 AM  

LarryDan43: Twitter has made itself more and more difficult to view and navigate for people without Twitter.


Instagram is even worse. Still not going to join either platform.
 
2022-01-29 11:08:43 AM  

BMFPitt: Aussie_As: but it's a worry when lies about election results permeate so deeply. That has consequences and none of them are good for democracy.

I've pretty much reached the point where I wonder whether I should stop sticking with the truth when people derp about voter fraud and instead just roll with it and tell them not to vote because it doesn't matter.


Thwarts what I do. The less people that vote, the better.
 
2022-01-29 11:14:41 AM  

Alphax: I usually think I've got my Facebook account trained to behave... but I've had 2 paid ads in the last hour from Republicans.  One from an unfamiliar name complaining that RINOs and Democrats don't want to use his state redistricting maps.. (block)  And one from Josh Hawley (BLOCK!)


I report all political ads as scams
 
2022-01-29 11:29:54 AM  
Because it doesn't matter anymore, man. It's 2022 and your guy is in. Chill.
 
2022-01-29 11:42:26 AM  
If the solution can be done by a cheaply crafted algorythm then they'll do it.

If the solution requires any human intervention or costs any actual money to implement, forget it.
 
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