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#3221 iBeaver

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:27 AM

I wish it was more obvious what this whole presidency would have been like but they hid their true selves so well. Everyday is a complete surprise.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 10:40 AM

View PostZach6668, on 31 October 2017 - 07:51 PM, said:

One of the better responses to that tweet was a story from someone (whether it's true or not doesn't really matter), who said at 5, she fell ill and wasn't able to trick or treat, so a neighbour child offered to split her haul with her.

Fight hate with love, compassion, empathy, generosity, etc. You know, all those traits that define good people.

I liked that one too.

Had not seen the JK one, thats probably the best. lol, like I said, so many levels of wrong in his tweet.
not just being a dick, but missing the whole point of it being a handout in the first place, to a person born with privileges that 99.9% of the pop will never experience, without any work.
Im trying to stay arms length from this crap, but man, these idiots do not make it easy.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 12:23 PM

Looking at the Facebook posts made by Russians...I'd be pretty embarrassed to be someone who fell for all of it hook line and sinker. Pretty sad that Russia had a good idea that a large enough population in the US would be as gullible and misguided.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 12:24 PM

View PostiBeaver, on 01 November 2017 - 09:27 AM, said:

I wish it was more obvious what this whole presidency would have been like but they hid their true selves so well. Everyday is a complete surprise.

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:17 PM

View PostiBeaver, on 01 November 2017 - 12:23 PM, said:

Looking at the Facebook posts made by Russians...I'd be pretty embarrassed to be someone who fell for all of it hook line and sinker. Pretty sad that Russia had a good idea that a large enough population in the US would be as gullible and misguided.

The key is that you didn’t see them all together (though about 1/3 of adult voters would see no problem with that either). The problem is that even the semi-borderline people could see one at a certain time and it might sway them a little.

Though the whole Russia thing is basically a red herring. Jack Probosiec has probably orchestrated multiple absolutely fake stunts and is still beloved by 30-40% of Americans. Republicans are making no noise about the absolutely insane lies that have nothing to do with Russia but are coming from senior Republican leaders and Fox News on a daily basis.

It’s been clear for 10+ years that Republican voters simply see no value in truthfulness or an ability to accept something they’d prefer not to be true. All the Russian operation did was show just how unqualified those statements are, how extreme that could be taken too, and how extreme a reaction would have to be to contradict it. Think about how much time, effort, notice went into countering something as explicitly and plainly false as the birtherism - there’s just no way a steady stream of lies could be countered In that way, and since so many would happily believe something they want to be true, you can just lie all day knowing that only the most enormous will be countered and people’s worldviews will be fully shaped by the lies.
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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:23 PM

View PostiBeaver, on 01 November 2017 - 12:23 PM, said:

Looking at the Facebook posts made by Russians...I'd be pretty embarrassed to be someone who fell for all of it hook line and sinker. Pretty sad that Russia had a good idea that a large enough population in the US would be as gullible and misguided.

always remember that the average person is a moron and that 50% of the population is dumber than that person
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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:24 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on 01 November 2017 - 04:23 PM, said:

always remember that the average person is a moron and that 50% of the population is dumber than that person

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 05:23 AM

View Postmrdannyg, on 01 November 2017 - 04:17 PM, said:



The key is that you didn’t see them all together (though about 1/3 of adult voters would see no problem with that either). The problem is that even the semi-borderline people could see one at a certain time and it might sway them a little.

Though the whole Russia thing is basically a red herring. Jack Probosiec has probably orchestrated multiple absolutely fake stunts and is still beloved by 30-40% of Americans. Republicans are making no noise about the absolutely insane lies that have nothing to do with Russia but are coming from senior Republican leaders and Fox News on a daily basis.

It’s been clear for 10+ years that Republican voters simply see no value in truthfulness or an ability to accept something they’d prefer not to be true. All the Russian operation did was show just how unqualified those statements are, how extreme that could be taken too, and how extreme a reaction would have to be to contradict it. Think about how much time, effort, notice went into countering something as explicitly and plainly false as the birtherism - there’s just no way a steady stream of lies could be countered In that way, and since so many would happily believe something they want to be true, you can just lie all day knowing that only the most enormous will be countered and people’s worldviews will be fully shaped by the lies.

That's a lot of text in response to a troll post.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 08:37 AM

View PostiBeaver, on 02 November 2017 - 05:23 AM, said:



That's a lot of text in response to a troll post.

Lol sometimes the thoughts just flow like poorly-mixed powdered juice
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:45 PM

Another day, another shooting...

Thoughts, prayers, white light and rainbow unicorn kisses to those affected.

I haven't heard anything on the shooter's skin pigmentation so unsure if it's a terrorist attack.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:04 PM

O/U on how fast this one is forgotten? 3 days?

we'll be right back to MAGA very soon.
its ok, stock market is up, we're all good!!!!!

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:08 PM

kids in a church.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:25 PM

View PostMapleLeafpoker, on 05 November 2017 - 01:04 PM, said:

O/U on how fast this one is forgotten? 3 days?

we'll be right back to MAGA very soon.
its ok, stock market is up, we're all good!!!!!

If a white guy did it. Be forgotten by tomorrow evening. If brown then 4 days.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 03:14 PM

White male in his 20's. Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 08:05 PM

Insane!

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 05:55 AM

Other than having guns, wonder when we are going to start talking about that the common thread in mass murders is more likely to be past service in the US military rather than religious beliefs.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:04 AM

View Postmrdannyg, on 06 November 2017 - 05:55 AM, said:

Other than having guns, wonder when we are going to start talking about that the common thread in mass murders is more likely to be past service in the US military rather than religious beliefs.

You mean the military creates killers then subjects them to traumatic stress and then discards them when they've served their purpose?

Crazy talk!
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:21 AM

View Postmrdannyg, on 06 November 2017 - 05:55 AM, said:

Other than having guns, wonder when we are going to start talking about that the common thread in mass murders is more likely to be past service in the US military rather than religious beliefs.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:24 AM

Not sure about “creating killers”, but it does seem like they underestimate the stress just being in the military causes. I’d say they don’t provide adequate support, but to provide adequate mental health support to every military member would be impossible, so maybe they need to look at how much military they really need and how much stress they really need to be under.

This is all hypothetical of course - if there’s one thing Americans feel like they need more than guns, it’s an enormous hyper-stressed military force.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:40 AM

I'm not sure how you're not sure about "creating killers."

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