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lgorTudor

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Jan 15, 2015
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I've casually heard about Parler before but after a quick google search, according to local media outlets, it's a very evil platform because no helpful Silicon Valley executives will protect you dummy from evil misinformation. The only rules are to not post gore or porn. A social media platform that just lets people say what they want and then just battle it out with each other is an unacceptable expression of racism and shall not exist.
 

Quetzalcoatl

It ain't hard to tell
Aug 22, 2007
60,035
I've casually heard about Parler before but after a quick google search, according to local media outlets, it's a very evil platform because no helpful Silicon Valley executives will protect you dummy from evil misinformation. The only rules are to not post gore or porn. A social media platform that just lets people say what they want and then just battle it out with each other is an unacceptable expression of racism and shall not exist.
Sounds great
 

abstract

Senior Member
Mar 3, 2012
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Democrats should try everything to abolish the electoral college, these freaks lost popular vote by 6 mil (still climbing), and they are still crying 24/7.This election should be considered an historic landslide, but because of an insanely stupid system only a 100k difference in few places is what matters.Corn fields have a bigger say than millions of people.
 

JuveJay

Very Stable Genius
Moderator
Mar 6, 2007
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Democrats should try everything to abolish the electoral college, these freaks lost popular vote by 6 mil (still climbing), and they are still crying 24/7.This election should be considered an historic landslide, but because of an insanely stupid system only a 100k difference in few places is what matters.Corn fields have a bigger say than millions of people.
California should also have more electoral votes, about 65 total. When you compare weighted population against Wyoming, for example, it's one elector per 700,000 people versus one per 200,000 people. But the Republicans would have a significant 'handicap' going into any future elections if this happened.
 

swag

L'autista
Administrator
Sep 23, 2003
76,679
The bigger the bill, the better the Trump tax write-off?

Cue the laughing track kicks in
I guess he's saying that all the Republican seats that were gained in the House this election are the result of fraud? :lol:

Great tits but also a huge jewish nose.
Opera singers need big lungs.


Holy, these guys are literally out here trying to kill american democracy. How the fuck do any of these people have jobs in 2 months?
...said every attempted coup.

parler is where it’s at
MeinSpace is where it's at, baby!

You have a friend request from MeinSpace Tom, aka, Benito...

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Bjerknes

"Top Economist"
Mar 16, 2004
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I don't know if we can assign any one thing at fault. You could look at it and even say what's at fault is a period of human predictability and stability. Without World Wars and many global pandemics to upset the apple cart, People could project on a linear path, a predictable future, and partake in all the ceremonies of former ruling elites -- graduate degrees, the proper titles and roles at the proper businesses -- but without any of the room made for them to step in.

You could even view someone like Bill Gates and see what he's doing with his own persona and foundation as an end-around to force his money into creating a fake state for his ruling elite policy platform. (For the record, I think he's a douchebag who should just count his ill-gotten billions and stop trying to rule our public lives after the damages he caused.)

And I'm also not sure that finding blame is the right question for this. Sometimes species in nature get overpopulated because of a lack of predators and throw everything out of whack for a while.
I don't like Bill Gates either. Regardless of whether folks like him and George Soros do what they do to "help the world," it's really hard to trust their intentions. This falls in line with the "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely" premise. Someone like Soros made a living shorting currencies and destroying the purchasing of millions of people for his personal gain and agenda, yet he and others are supposedly champions of the world, or doing "god's work" as Lloyd Blankfein once said. I think not.

We got resets in major wars and disasters. Here's a crazy thought: maybe climate change is just the thing we need to rebalance the tables??

Because as it is now, all systems are set up to keep reinforcing inequities and there is otherwise nothing to stop it.

But $80k for a pool is nuts. It's not like you're adding a new floor to a house.
Climate change would have to occur at a drastic rate for that to happen. Maybe the elite will be sleep through the massive tsunamis that hit their Malibu and Hamptons mansions?


I think the bigger problem with professional politicians is that they completely lose touch of why they are there and who they represent to begin with.

Case and point: Cali Gov. Gavin Newsom holding a birthday party at the French Laundry restaurant while telling everyone to cancel Thanksgiving because of COVID. Now I ain't the moralizing type who jumps on personal decisions to call out hypocrites the way, say, Fox News does. (Which, IMO, seems like the Republican version of cancel culture, IMO.) But really, dude? Are you that dense and stupid as to not think any of that through? How it looks to the message you send to the sense you are in this with anybody else?

The challenge with professional politicians is that getting reelected is their primary goal. I can't think of many politicians who would rather do the right thing and not get reelected, which is the completely wrong set of priorities we need.

As for the problems with the lottery system? 1. It's not democracy (nobody really gets to vote), 2. like jury duty a lot of people really have no business in a position of authority (and jury selection criteria applied to politicians is a whole other can of worms), etc...
I would call Gavin Newsom the typical politician at the state and national level. Common traits of this person would be: enjoys the power, looks to increase wealth through public service, consumed with himself, wants to achieve re-election for continuation, et cetera. The problem with politics is it's a lucrative reality TV show where the worst rise to the top and fans fuel the flames with their obsessive nature over people who they think care about them. A recipe for disaster.

At this point, I would take Roland Schitt from Schitt$ Creek over pretty much any professional politician in DC.
 

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