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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 12th, 2021, 8:00 pm

I just read the bottom of that Twitter justification. It says:

"Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021."

Thanks, @jack, I didn't know about this until you told me.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 12th, 2021, 8:03 pm

You cannot get a decent cup of tea in the US, that's the root of all this.
Paul, it was long before our respective times but we had a little tea party way back when which caused all kinds of commotion. :)  I think tea is the least of our worries. ;) 
You mean Sarah Palin et al?
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 12th, 2021, 8:05 pm

CNN are comparing the Capitol with Pearl Harbor.
Wrong analogy. They saw it coming.
Kristalnacht.

 January 17, 2021.
Easter Time or Rocky Mountain Time?
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 12th, 2021, 8:30 pm

The Twitter and Facebook bans represent free speech and the first amendment in practice. They have no obligation to carry his toxic drivel and lies. In fact, had he succeeded in ramming his favorite piece of legislation through with the defense appropriation bill (the one where his veto was overridden) they would have been legally, and possibly criminally, liable for doing so. Imagine Weibo blocking Xi Jinping from posting. It would not end well...
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 12th, 2021, 8:46 pm

I think it’s a bit convoluted to say this is free speech or 1st amendment in action!

I’ve said I’m all in favor of those two being closed down, by their owners.

I am saying that they a) have their own political leanings and b) they are making things worse. I don’t know whether a) and b) are linked.

But keep it simple, do you think it’s ok for Twitter to announce when and where the next “event” will take place?
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 12th, 2021, 9:42 pm

I think it’s a bit convoluted to say this is free speech or 1st amendment in action!

I’ve said I’m all in favor of those two being closed down, by their owners.

I am saying that they a) have their own political leanings and b) they are making things worse. I don’t know whether a) and b) are linked.

But keep it simple, do you think it’s ok for Twitter to announce when and where the next “event” will take place?
I agree it’s unnecessary at best and damaging at worst to aid and abet the organizers of the next attack. But I don’t think that shutting down Trump’s direct communication channel to 80 million people for a critical week or two is making things worse. The coverage of the alternative pathways is much more limited, although admittedly still likely to reach most of those prone to violence on his behalf.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 12th, 2021, 9:53 pm

I'd also never heard of parler until the media said how awful it was. And what would any enquiring mind then do...?!
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 13th, 2021, 12:28 am

I'd also never heard of parler until the media said how awful it was. And what would any enquiring mind then do...?!
ditto ... It doesn't look like anything to me (Westworld joke). 

Amazon likely deserves their lawsuit (haven't read it); the app store pulls by Apple and Google are troubling, too, given the combined smartphone monopoly power of those two. We'll learn how independent the Biden DOJ is on that one.

Are we really going to have Democratic and Republican cloud services? Unbelievable! What's next -- separate hours at the supermarket? 
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 13th, 2021, 1:29 am

I don’t think it of it so much as Democratic and Republican as people who are in favor of democracy and government guidelines to try to reduce the Covid carnage and those who are against. Most other issues kind of pale at the moment (well, except for in England, where they finally threw off the yokes of tyranny from Brussels).
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 13th, 2021, 10:52 am

You cannot get a decent cup of tea in the US, that's the root of all this.
Paul, it was long before our respective times but we had a little tea party way back when which caused all kinds of commotion. :)  I think tea is the least of our worries. ;) 
You mean Sarah Palin et al?
Nope. The original tea party, of the Boston Tea Party variety. Circa 1773. ;) 
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 13th, 2021, 6:02 pm

I'd also never heard of parler until the media said how awful it was. And what would any enquiring mind then do...?!
ditto ... It doesn't look like anything to me (Westworld joke). 

Amazon likely deserves their lawsuit (haven't read it); the app store pulls by Apple and Google are troubling, too, given the combined smartphone monopoly power of those two. We'll learn how independent the Biden DOJ is on that one.

Are we really going to have Democratic and Republican cloud services? Unbelievable! What's next -- separate hours at the supermarket? 
Segregation on buses? Except that Democrats don’t use buses.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 13th, 2021, 7:14 pm

Que? I think if you correlate the use of public transit in the US with party leanings, you’d find that it is dominated by Democrats. I don’t assert causality here, it’s just that Democrats tend to be more educated and drawn to the population centers where buses and subways are more efficient than cars. Republicans live in places like Wyoming, South Dakota and Orange County, CA.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 13th, 2021, 8:08 pm

Que? I think if you correlate the use of public transit in the US with party leanings, you’d find that it is dominated by Democrats. I don’t assert causality here, it’s just that Democrats tend to be more educated and drawn to the population centers where buses and subways are more efficient than cars. Republicans live in places like Wyoming, South Dakota and Orange County, CA.
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 13th, 2021, 8:21 pm

To keep the city riff-raff out. Of course, it doesn’t apply to the LIE.
 
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Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

January 14th, 2021, 2:29 am

So I had a chance to listen to most of the incitement speech today, and it was really worse than what has generally been reported in the media. By the time of the inauguration we may have 30,000 National Guard soldiers in place, which may or may not be enough to defend against Trump’s forces. It should be enough if they go for total annihilation. Anything else would constitute appeasement.

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