Kanye West to buy "free-speech" platform Parler

Avro Arrow

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Same here, except I never started using them, and I doubt I ever will.
Believe it or not, Facebook used to be really good and that's how it got popular. Unfortunately, once they were popular, they started screwing with things. It's the old problem with corporate capitalism. Every year they want to make more than the last and eventually they run out of good ideas and are forced to go with the bad ones because that's all they have left.
 

wiyosaya

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Believe it or not, Facebook used to be really good and that's how it got popular. Unfortunately, once they were popular, they started screwing with things. It's the old problem with corporate capitalism. Every year they want to make more than the last and eventually they run out of good ideas and are forced to go with the bad ones because that's all they have left.
Oh I believe it. IMO, an analogy is easily made to M$ and Windows, or search engines moving from "AND" combinations on multiple keyword searches to "OR" combinations on the same searches that produce :poop: results.

A friend of mine recently pointed out one reason he found facebook to be useful, but I will not join facebook in search of a use for it. The only reason I might join is if I thought I had a great reason to use it.

IMO, that same thinking leads certain people to think that they are the world's greatest genius because they made an obscene amount of money. IMO, it only lead them to early onset of Dunning-Kruger syndrome. 🤣
 

Avro Arrow

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Oh I believe it. IMO, an analogy is easily made to M$ and Windows, or search engines moving from "AND" combinations on multiple keyword searches to "OR" combinations on the same searches that produce :poop: results.

A friend of mine recently pointed out one reason he found facebook to be useful, but I will not join facebook in search of a use for it. The only reason I might join is if I thought I had a great reason to use it.

IMO, that same thinking leads certain people to think that they are the world's greatest genius because they made an obscene amount of money. IMO, it only lead them to early onset of Dunning-Kruger syndrome. 🤣
One of the best-known symptoms of Dunning-Kruger Syndrome is believing that the Earth is flat.

You know, the Doobie Brothers knew what the Dunning-Kruger effect was before it ever had a name:
Lyrics:
[Verse 1]
He came from somewhere back in her long ago
The sentimental fool don't see
Tryin' hard to recreate
What had yet to be created once in her life
She musters a smile for his nostalgic tale
Never coming near what he wanted to say
Only to realize it never really was

[Pre-Chorus]
She had a place in his life
He never made her think twice
As he rises to her apology
Anybody else would surely know
He's watching her go

[Chorus]
But what a fool believes, he sees
No wise man has the power to reason away
What seems to be
Is always better than nothing
Than nothing at all

[Verse 2]
Keeps sending him somewhere back in her long ago
Where he can still believe there's a place in her life
Someday, somewhere
She will return

[Pre-Chorus]
She had a place in his life
He never made her think twice
As he rises to her apology
Anybody else would surely know
He's watching her go

[Chorus]
But what a fool believes, he sees
No wise man has the power to reason away
What seems to be
(If love can come and love can go, then why can't love return once more?)
Is always better than nothing
(Who got the power?)
Than nothing at all (Oh, now)
 

ZedRM

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Bipolar or not, Kanye isn't brainless and he is bold. Crazy? Sure, but fricken bold. I loved his "White Lives Matter" thing. Funniest thing I've seen in a while.
 
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Nanochip

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This works both ways.
Twitter and Facebook will learn the hard way that censoring free speech just because they do not like it or is contrary to their interest will be their downfall. And all of these while Twitter and facebook are full of lame propaganda.
This is a hard topic. I think certain speech like hate speech should be censored on online platforms like racist sexist or threatening speech. Online platforms should have an ability to guarantee a degree of safety for users.

But if Kanye wants to spew stupidity I don’t think he should be banned or censored from doing so.

But the question is what is acceptable speech vs objectionable speech, and who gets to decide, and why is their decision correct or incorrect ?
 

wiyosaya

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If you equate "The Force", to Russian troll farms, then "likely it is, Saya Wan". (Or would you prefer "Wiiyo Wan")?
Honestly, I think I would prefer that being behind fair and non-violent treatment for everyone by the police is not the same thing as condoning or promoting violence.

And I would also argue that encouraging or even intimating that "followers" should go to the nation's capitol and violently attempt to disrupt the rules of our nation is inciting violence. Perhaps those who think otherwise should ask Derek Chauvin if he thinks he was justified in his actions, or ask any one of the numerous people who followed The Great Pumpkin's intimations and are now in jail for doing so if they still think they were justified in their actions.

But with some, not you, obviously, both of those simply does not make sense.

IMO, dealing with people that think that the 2nd Amendment exists solely for overthrowing an oppressive government - even when they seem unable to discern what an oppressive government is - is rather challenging, as I am well aware that you understand. So, I'll fall back on references to popular culture rather than defend against something to which people seem to think that there is no defense.
 

captaincranky

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Kanye is thirsty AF. That's what this is all about. He needs never ending attention (like a certain orange clown) or he'll throw a tantrum and stink up the internet until people pay attention to him again.
That "certain orange clown", is getting plenty of attention these days:
 

AlaskaGuy

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That "certain orange clown", is getting plenty of attention these days:
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wiyosaya

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The first time the extremist right hears evidence that Trump incited violence, thought that his VP should hang for not submitting to his mistaken interpretation of the Electoral College Act, and attempted to turn America into an Autocracy:

Who gives a flying F' about Democracy. We have the Great Pumpkin in Power.

The 600,000,000th time the extremist right hears evidence that Trump incited violence, thought that his VP should hang for not submitting to his mistaken interpretation of the Electoral College Act, and attempted to turn America into an Autocracy:

Who gives a flying F' about Democracy. We have the Great Pumpkin in Power.
 

captaincranky

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I know the song quite well. It still sounds like nails on a chalkboard to me.
Mostly everything from that time period sounds like, "chalk on a blackboard". Although the Kinks did have that "AM radio sound", totally, (or perhaps, "excruciatingly") dialed in. You just compress the living sh!t out of it, and use a car radio speaker for the final mix..

As for Floyd's "Time", I worked as a lowly audio huckster, in a record store at the time of "Dark Side of the Moon's" release. I bought, "Time", as a digital download, and have it on one of my "mixed tapes, (CD), and fire it up regularly. But, if I hear "Money", again for the res of my life, it will be too soon. If you want Floyd at their best, then "Meddles", and perhaps "Animals", would be fun. .