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  1. #401
    MyPillow guy just got his account back… unless it’s fake.
    Fairy tales are more than true–not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten. -G. K. Chesterton & Neil Gaiman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    MyPillow guy just got his account back… unless it’s fake.
    It's fake.
    The Were/Was Army: "Nooo you can't just vaporize my entire armored division, we had such a manly recruitment ad!"
    The They/Them Army: "Omg integrated fire support?? Go off queen sksksks, JDAMs are such a gemini thing."

  3. #403
    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    MyPillow guy just got his account back… unless it’s fake.
    Its fake. There are a crazy amount of fake accounts popping up for people like him atm.

  4. #404
    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    Its fake. There are a crazy amount of fake accounts popping up for people like him atm.
    Quote Originally Posted by Elegiac View Post
    That’s a relief. I thought it may be real cause it has something like, 36k ppl following it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farora View Post
    Death threats are not a part of free speech anywhere.
    Actually, in the USA, they are protected speech, unless the target has reasonable cause to think they're legitimate and there's an actual physical threat. And randos spouting off on Twitter don't qualify.

    You can get banned off Twitter for it, but the police aren't going to track you down about it, because it's literally not against the law.


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    Twitter publicly announces it lied about its user count in what I suspect was an out-the-door stunt purely to fuck with Elon Musk.

    Twitter on Thursday reported mixed first-quarter earnings, missing Wall Street expectations on revenue but adding users. It also admitted to over-counting some monetizable daily active users between Q1 2019 and Q4 2021.

    The company brought in $1.2 billion in revenue last quarter, just shy of analyst estimates. Other ad-supported tech giants also missed Q1 revenue expectations in response to macroeconomic headwinds impacting the ad market.

    Twitter also said it accidentally over-counted the number of monetizable daily active users because of a feature that allowed people to link multiple separate accounts together in order to conveniently switch between them. It counted those two separate accounts as two users for more than three years.

    This isn't the first time Twitter has admitted to over-counting its user base. In 2017, the company said it overstated its user base numbers for the previous three years.

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    https://mobile.twitter.com/elonmusk/...80761749016577

    Next I'm buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in
    Comedy fucking gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Gorefiend View Post
    That’s a pretty low bar you have there. Explains quite a bit.
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    What of the pious, the pure of heart, the peaceful, the meek, the mourning, and the merciful? All doomed, all doomed

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    Quote Originally Posted by unfilteredJW View Post
    That’s a pretty low bar you have there. Explains quite a bit.
    Anything it takes to get your insults in, even if you have to resort to people's taste in subjective content like comedy. Explains quite a bit.

  10. #410
    Quote Originally Posted by Farora View Post
    Death threats are not a part of free speech anywhere.
    IMHO they deserve a perma ban. But that would go against what Musk wants to do with the platform so...
    The wise wolf who's pride is her wisdom isn't so sharp as drunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kail View Post
    IMHO they deserve a perma ban. But that would go against what Musk wants to do with the platform so...
    Well it is illegal to threaten someone's life on the internet and it has nothing to do with "free speech" as per the constitutional right OR what Musk is describing.

    They really showed him, huh?
    The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

  12. #412
    Quote Originally Posted by Al Gorefiend View Post
    We've yet to see your evidence that he has a persecution complex though. Do you have connections to his therapist? Big claim to make about a person. Any links? No?

    "Just take my word for it! It's pretty much textbook!"

    Then proceeds to demand evidence from everyone else. Lol.
    You're right, I can't prove that he has a persecution complex.

    What I can prove is that no one has been able to show any actual examples of him actually being persecuted... which leads me to my belief that he has a persecution complex
    Isms bore me. I think they are only brought by people who seek to marginalize the potential of each ism to provide something meaningful. Name it, Capitalism, Socialism, even Communism-- all contain something of merit towards structuring a society. The biggest flaw in human history has been the need to take the worst of a system along with the best. It doesn't have to be all of one and none of another.

  13. #413
    Quote Originally Posted by Afrospinach View Post
    Well it is illegal to threaten someone's life on the internet and it has nothing to do with "free speech" as per the constitutional right OR what Musk is describing.

    They really showed him, huh?
    Musk isn't describing anything, that's the problem. he just says stupid shit like: "the far right and far left are both the same and should be treated the same". which is functionally a nod to the far right that they're thoughts and opinions are legitimate. that Nazi's who have kill lists are the same as people who think maybe we should overthrow capitalism. it's an implicit endorsement of their views which includes: death threats, assaults and murder. but yeah "they sure showed their hands" or whatever....
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  14. #414
    This is the image Musk tweeted. I'm assuming in an attempt to calm ppl down that are claiming that he's far-right leaning or something... I can see what he's saying here, tbh. But at the same time, the right has moved as well over the years... I just can't say which has more.

    Last edited by Winter Blossom; 2022-04-28 at 08:18 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    This is the image Musk tweeted. I'm assuming in an attempt to calm ppl down that are claiming that he's far-right leaning or something... I can see what he's saying here, tbh. But at the same time, the right has moved as well over the years... I just can't say which has more.

    Imagine blaming the Overton window shift on the left.
    Blessed are the fornicates, may we bend down to be their whores. Blessed are the rich, may our labor deliver them more.
    Blessed are the envious; bless the slothful, the wrathful, the vain. Blessed are the gluttonous, may they feast us to famine and war.
    What of the pious, the pure of heart, the peaceful, the meek, the mourning, and the merciful? All doomed, all doomed

  16. #416
    if the conservative isn't sporting SS tattoo's and a MAGA hat then that "graphic" is incredibly biased and should be disregarded.

  17. #417
    It's not like there hasn't been studies to show there is no real left wing bias, but hey they have talking points and we all know the right will run with them till they die.



    Studies have refuted that Twitter has a left-wing bias, while research from last year even suggested that it’s algorithm amplified more content from right-wing politicians and sources than left-wing accounts.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...inion-leaders/
    https://osf.io/w98ms/

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-25738-6
    Buh Byeeeeeeeeeeee !!

  18. #418
    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    This is the image Musk tweeted. I'm assuming in an attempt to calm ppl down that are claiming that he's far-right leaning or something... I can see what he's saying here, tbh. But at the same time, the right has moved as well over the years... I just can't say which has more.

    the only funny thing about this is the think pieces saying 'elon musks elusive poltics what does he believe'. As if its a fucking mystery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    This is the image Musk tweeted. I'm assuming in an attempt to calm ppl down that are claiming that he's far-right leaning or something... I can see what he's saying here, tbh. But at the same time, the right has moved as well over the years... I just can't say which has more.

    Here's the core dishonesty at the heart of this particular bullshit; a misrepresentation of achievable practicality and awareness with ideological intent and goals.

    In particular, there have been some significant movements on progressive fronts, like marriage equality and racial justice (at least, rhetorically, on the latter). Not without contest, and those fights are by no means over, but there's been ground gained, meaningfully.

    That does not represent the left wing moving to some more-extreme position.

    The core ideological underpinnings are ideas like "nobody should face persecution over who they fundamentally are". Steps towards achieving that objective, in practice, do not represent even a little shift in that ideological tenet.

    Radicalization is entirely about shifts in the ideological intent and goals. Not about what's been practical to achieve. And here, the right wing has moved from positions like "less regulatory oversight" and "we need to worry about our own citizens before immigrants", to put them in what's hopefully as generic and positive a light as I can to avoid discussion, and I don't want to make it about whether those were dogwhistles. We're talking Reagan-era ideological approaches, basically, here. Today, though? Most Republican policies are things like "inflict undue harm on transgender kids because they're damaged and deserve it" or "deny basic human and civil rights to LGBT people over issues like marriage, because subjugating and scapegoating innocents is how we maintain control". Even if they secretly held those views in the past, they weren't overt about them, whereas they are, today. That is a significant shift rightward, ideologically speaking, a shift of goals and intent, as the practicality of achieving anything along those lines becomes weaker and more distant.

    "The Left" hasn't shifted in their ideological views, in the Western world, basically at all. The core of "innocent people should be protected from undue harm and exploitation" has always been at the core. Awareness of new or hidden victimizations come to light, and get included in the agenda, but it's always that same goal.


  20. #420
    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post

    "The Left" hasn't shifted in their ideological views, in the Western world, basically at all. The core of "innocent people should be protected from undue harm and exploitation" has always been at the core. Awareness of new or hidden victimizations come to light, and get included in the agenda, but it's always that same goal.
    and the goals of the right haven't changed either, what HAS changed is their willingness to violently react to society changing. whether through legislation or pick any of the white nationalist militias' or movements that exploded in activity after Trump got elected.

    the goals of the right hasn't changed since the 1840's and if these people could roll back society and the laws to fit that time period they absolutely would. again the only thing that has changed is the confidence that they can get away with it.

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