1. #4021
    Quote Originally Posted by tehdang View Post
    An ignore list "literally censor[s] them?" I'm afraid you're confusing the bans of the mods with what private users may do. Everyone can read posts that some user or another ignores, and people that ignore me do not censor my speech from others that view it. In fact, I recommend to others to ignore my posts if you cannot engage with them in good faith, or seek to make the discussion about posters as personalities. I won't take it as personal dislike in any case.

    I use the mentioned forum feature to screen out some of the inveterate bad faith posters, ad hominem posters, and trolls, but I can't say it has anything to do with liking anyone. You're not the sum total of how you act on anonymous internet forums. The incivility and personal attacks, or accusations, or trolling insincerity just gets in the way of having a sincere debate or productive discussion. Not really any knock on anyone, since there is a certain freedom in how you engage on the internet, within the rules of whoever's hosting. Some people of my political persuasion might actually prefer and like engaging in that way on equal terms, just not me. I'm sure of some very nice people around here that I'd genuinely enjoy spending time with, but that the internet makes them imagine fellow posters as Russian trolls just repeating the talking points on a sheet and act like that's the case.
    Thank you for responding to this post.

    However, this user doesn't respond to sexual abuse supporters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postman1782 View Post
    Just to get back on track, sounds like Elon Musk wants to get rid of the Block Feature on Twitter.

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1666594707621773312

    The reason he wants to get rid of this is because people are blocking Andy Ngo, the dumbass moron that is literally a mouthpiece for fascists like the Patriot Prayer, Patriot Front and the Proud Bitches.

    He is trying to do it in response to this: https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status...59755052101634

    Oh, and the fact that Alejandra is exposing that Andy Ngo hangs out with LITERAL FUCKING PEDOPHIILES.
    https://twitter.com/Esqueer_/status/...812101/photo/1
    This screenshot specifically shows why Elon Musk banned Chad Loder, because Loder called out Musk's pedophile friends since Musk is on Epstein's list.
    As has been said for a while, the right has no problem with censorship, they just demand that they (and only they) are entitled to an audience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ringpriest View Post
    As has been said for a while, the right has no problem with censorship, they just demand that they (and only they) are entitled to an audience.
    With no criticism, coz telling them they're wrong infringes on their speech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    Uh, no.

    You guys are acting really weird with these replies regarding my daughter.
    No one is saying anything about your daughter, you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unfilteredJW View Post
    Pretty sure this bro has Endus on ignore so this is all a lie.

    Snowflake just got tired of being dunked on.
    He definitely never responds to a post I make, so pretty sure he does. That's fine, though; I don't post to talk to him, I post so no one else falls for bullshit arguments. It's kind of like a Youtuber making a debunk video about flat-earthers or whatever; it's not about a conversation with the subject, it's about debunking the poisonous rhetoric before some poor fool gets caught up in it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    He definitely never responds to a post I make, so pretty sure he does. That's fine, though; I don't post to talk to him, I post so no one else falls for bullshit arguments. It's kind of like a Youtuber making a debunk video about flat-earthers or whatever; it's not about a conversation with the subject, it's about debunking the poisonous rhetoric before some poor fool gets caught up in it.
    That's the attitude, don't talk to them, talk at them. Some individuals have proven they don't deserve actual responses. Why waste the time when they've proven over and over again to not be worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Stormbringer View Post
    It's kind of amazing when you think of it. Like, what could be done with 44 BILLION dollars? I'm pretty sure I could buy a small country, dramatically improve the infrastructure, invest in their education and economy, develop them to a higher level of sustainability, self-sufficiency, and get them into the global markets, and still have enough money left over to build an exorbitantly expensive and excessive super-mansion and fill it with enough hookers and drugs to last a lifetime. And that's after paying off all the debts of myself, my family, my friends, and their friends and family. It's such a mind-boggling amount of money, and it could've changed so many lives for the better, and he burned it on a pyre for the sake of his ego. What a pathetic little worm he is.
    Yeah, well I kind of think of it like the Starlink think he offered to Ukraine until he didn't and decided he wanted or should get paid for it. Personally I think his ass should have been hauled before an international court and the U.S should have sanctioned his ass for using that same wealth to meddle in the affairs of entire governments and people, but meh!

    Nobody actually KNOWS Elon, but based on his behaviors and then a switch, it's not surprising people were caught off guard. I don't think at the end of the day he cares much about money, because like Trump he's has and always had it.

    Bottom line and I got sucked into the delusion too that Elon Musk was simply tryin to make the world a better place. The fact is, he is NOT, he only cares about money as it relates to serving an end. Which is control, his idea of how things should be.

    Which in and of itself doesn't make him evil. But the process by which he is allowed through money to maybe archive that is. The Truth is he no different than a Kardashian.
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    One of the last features making Twitter a tolerable place is going away.

    But I imagine this decision is for two reasons.

    One: Elon has stated that blocks cost Twitter a ton of money (probably some backend fuckery that produces extra load on the servers).

    Two: Block not only ensures you won't see another person's tweets, but they can't see yours. He just wants to make a "stronger mute" i.e. you can still mute a person, but you can't block them from seeing YOUR tweets.

    Honestly been looking for an excuse to leave Twitter for awhile now, but watching the train wreck has kept my attention.

    Oh yeah, and of course we know that Elon is an antisemitic Nazi.
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  9. #4029
    Quote Originally Posted by unfilteredJW View Post
    Pretty sure this bro has Endus on ignore so this is all a lie.

    Snowflake just got tired of being dunked on.
    He's got Breccia on ignore too.

  10. #4030
    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    Exactly. It’s sad af that you have to break it down section by section just cause people are too high-strung on calling any differing opinion (not even a hateful one) as bigoted because it doesn’t exactly align with theirs.
    I love this victim you and dang are playing, it's like a warning at the beginning of a play "Tonight's part of "victim" will be played by....." It's truly adorable that you both have created this little game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehdang View Post
    I use the mentioned forum feature to screen out some of the inveterate bad faith posters, ad hominem posters, and trolls,
    The irony of thinking others are the bad faith posters and trolls. Is it truly bliss to be that ignorant of your own self?

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  11. #4031
    On whether Pride should be month long or week long and why it is important. (all from the Trevor Project)

    LGBTQ youth are more than four times as likely to attempt suicide than their peers (Johns et al., 2019; Johns et al., 2020).
    45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth.
    14% of LGBTQ youth reported that they had slept away from parents or caregivers because they were kicked out or abandoned, with 40% reporting that they were kicked out or abandoned due to their LGBTQ identity.
    It is estimated that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth make up 7-9% of the general population (Wilson, Cooper, Kastanis, & Nezhad, 2014) but 29% of youth experiencing homelessness (Choi et al., 2015)

    So yeah, when parents stop kicking their children out of their homes and leaving them homeless, likely to end up dead, underage sex workers or drug addicts (and any combination of the above) then we can talk about why Pride should be less than a month.

    If you can read the above and not be horrified, I don't know about you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu 2020 View Post
    One of the last features making Twitter a tolerable place is going away.

    But I imagine this decision is for two reasons.

    One: Elon has stated that blocks cost Twitter a ton of money (probably some backend fuckery that produces extra load on the servers).

    Two: Block not only ensures you won't see another person's tweets, but they can't see yours. He just wants to make a "stronger mute" i.e. you can still mute a person, but you can't block them from seeing YOUR tweets.
    The reason he wants to do this, is because some lefty trans influencer did that whole "block the blue" thing where they used some 3rd party service to block a shit ton of the most gross verified posters, and one of the right wing nuts complained to Elon that it is hard to report their posts to get them removed because no one who is anti-trans can see them (because she blocked them all) LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    If you can read the above and not be horrified, I don't know about you.
    What is even more sad is there is a not insignificant amount of people who read that and think "that's not nearly high enough."

    I mean, there are elected GOP officials who want to make being gay punishable by death.

    Soooo....yeah, maybe it isn't yet time to make Pride month go away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    Uh, no.
    Uh, yes.
    You know how many teens I work with who are LGBTQ+, but tell their parents that they are straight and cis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    On whether Pride should be month long or week long and why it is important. (all from the Trevor Project)

    LGBTQ youth are more than four times as likely to attempt suicide than their peers (Johns et al., 2019; Johns et al., 2020).
    45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year, including more than half of transgender and nonbinary youth.
    14% of LGBTQ youth reported that they had slept away from parents or caregivers because they were kicked out or abandoned, with 40% reporting that they were kicked out or abandoned due to their LGBTQ identity.
    It is estimated that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth make up 7-9% of the general population (Wilson, Cooper, Kastanis, & Nezhad, 2014) but 29% of youth experiencing homelessness (Choi et al., 2015)

    So yeah, when parents stop kicking their children out of their homes and leaving them homeless, likely to end up dead, underage sex workers or drug addicts (and any combination of the above) then we can talk about why Pride should be less than a month.

    If you can read the above and not be horrified, I don't know about you.
    And also, and I can't stress this highly enough, it's not fucking compulsary.

    Nobody is asking all the right wing nutjobs, terrified of any sexuality that isn't vanilla, to join in. Hell, I'm pretty sure nobody wants them to. All they have to do for one month a year is to not be triggered by someone saying "we don't hate somebody because of their sexual preferences". That's it. If they could manage that, then the fact that it's Pride Month would just pass them by without impact.

    But no, they have to throw a strop and demand we get rid of it. Then they accuse the rest of us of being snowflakes. Boggles my mind it does.
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    Fucking Musk, why cant he stay clear of venturing further into the genius = excentric flawed personality area.
    He should focus on his other companies and do what he does best, cos lately the weight his public comments hold has been dubious at best, harmful at worst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    Sounds very rewarding. Still not an issue with our family.
    And I am sure that you believe that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    Sounds very rewarding. Still not an issue with our family.
    Look..

    You shouldnt bring up your daughter into an argumet such as the one you did.
    Because:
    • Noone else here knows her only you do.
    • You have a history of posting what is generally considered an anti-LGBTQ stance regardless of what you talk yourself into thinking you portray.
    • Maybe you have a daughter unsure of her sexual preference (including being actually straight) or maybe your views make her willing to supress it in order to play a role that she knows would be in line with mom.
    • Who knows

    Just dont bring your daughter into this as an argumental commodity given your posting history on the matter.
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    Just to let you know @Winter Blossom, not only has What is a Woman? been fully debunked by multiple sources, it's also come out that The Daily Wire used a lot of illegal and deceptive tactics, featuring people who revoked their consent to be presented in a film, as well as lying about what the film was, framing it as a "Graduate project" to some and numerous other lies to others to get interviews.

    People are going a bit extreme to just outright attack you, but your "opinion" being swayed in the direction of the right is based on lies and deceit. LGBTQ people just want to exist and they're being framed as groomers simply for wanting to exist. Anyone who can't accept that and believes Daily Wire deceitful garbage is yes, a bigot. But I believe many fairly normal people have been duped.

    The left hasn't gone left, the right has just gone far farther right. It's pretty clear there's a ton of Nazis out there. The "center" has moved far right, and thus those who identify as centrist have simply moved right. The LGBTQ community has existed for a very very long time, and it's only been in the last decade that the right has made it their culture war to be against them. Don't be a rube, don't jump on the hate wagon with them.
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  20. #4040
    Who fucking knew Cracker Barrel of all places would be standing against anti-LGBTQ MAGAtards?

    Cracker Barrel refuses to axe Pride Month support despite deluge of bigoted attacks

    They're getting dragged all over Twitter by a bunch of people thinking Pride month is "stupid shit" thanks to Elmo letting all the bigots back on, but so far they're sticking to it. I remember them having a very different view a decade ago, so this surprised the hell out of me. June's shaping up to be a very strange, but fun, month.

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