The intensifying effort in social media to “de-platform” “hate speech” seems so familiar… Déjà vu.
Thead on the recycled voter suppression scheme cooked up through Silicon Valley.
First off, “hate speech” is apparently anything that is NOT in tune with leftist ideology. It’s a rather broad term that currently applies mostly to conservative minded folks.
Secondly, “de-platform” is obvious, but removed from the various social media, in this case, platforms. Twitter is a platform, Facebook and so on are platforms, rather direct in meaning.
Let's dive in shall we? We shall.
It's best to state goals out loud. It's not really an achievement goal, but I will soon begin a search and hope to acquire a 1976 Cadillac Sedan Deville.
Solid enough body with a undamaged (ever) frame. Motor function or even presence is irrelevant.
I'll be stripping it down, rebuilding and modifying the whole thing.
Top of the list, auto lifting and dropping air(or maybe hydrologic) suspension, chopping off the roof and suicide the back doors... Essentially making a Continental out of it.
I've always loved those big ghetto cruzin' boats. This would require 15" true knock off wire wheels too, with a nice fat white wall...
The “Prison reform” concept is all the rage these days. Only problem is what most consider prison reform is really just a jail break...
I’m all for prison reform.
It’s time we modernize the criminal justice system bringing it into the 21 century. The conversation should be more along those lines, not just 'early release' or laxing standards.
Important to note. This is largely an individual state issue. The Federal system has about 180,000 inmates. Michigan for example, has about 43,000 and California currently houses nearly 137,000 in their system. The whole federal population matched with just 2 of 50 states.
Not everything merits a response. Much like the child bully, they want the reaction. They crave it. The reaction justifies them in their twisted minds. Why give them the satisfaction?
Censorship is not how you stop dishonest hateful rhetoric. Not at all. For some the act of censoring itself makes anything more alluring. Most importantly it doesn't address the fertile ground that permits such ideas take root, grow and flourish; ignorance.
In 1986 (I believe) at the Detroit Autorama, like the Auto Show only WAY better, I had the opportunity to meet Adam West. At the time however, I was meeting batman! Just like on TV! I was 8 years old (give or take a year.)
I was first in line. My mom grew up watching Batman, so I did too. Only in syndication for me. I saw all old Planet of the Apes movies for the same reason.
My mom had me there early. Now, bit older, I realize, that wasn’t just for me.
The Batmobile was there, the General Lee from Dukes of Hazard and KITT from Knight Rider was there!
The trifecta of it’s day.
One issue… KITT was all wrong! 🤬 Incorrect interior, perhaps even the wrong year. I was ticked!
I know KITT, that sir, is no KITT.
My opinion of the Q are the same of John Edwards or Nostradamus; there is an art to it, but it's not authentic.
I found Q to be on par with a gypsy fortune teller. Always have and I don't see what could change that.
If your really into it, that's cool. If his/her posts get you questioning things and doing your own research, well that's just wonderful! We need people to question the narrative... Cuz the narrative is often 🐂💩.
The Russians hacked John Podesta's email (questionable, but that's the concensus) The factual, actual emails proved DNC with media collusion and @JamesOKeefeIII added addional undercover video to reinforce this truth.
On Twitter I wouldn't want to deny anyone the brilliance of my tweeting habits (😂🤣) for this reason I don't block very often.
There are some people I would rather never hear at all, for this reason I mute. 🔇That's reserved for the belligerent and abusive. 🇺🇸
Only the weak minded fear ideas they don't agree with... Or flat out lies.
The strong minded can entertain and discuss ideas without accepting them and are better positioned to challenge lies with truth.
With our politicians and their media counterparts endless meddling by manipulating emotions and playing it very loose (if as l all) with facts…
Who needs any Russians???
Seriously. They’re just mad Russia invaded their turf. “Hey, hey! Only we lie and manipulate!”
Emotional manipulation, verses logical issue based reasoning in political persuasion, was pioneered by Bill Bernbach in the 1964 presidential campaign .
He was the driving force behind LBJs advertising.
The infamous daisy ad actually only aired once prior to the 1964 election and was just one of a few other ads that ran more often.
It was the daisy commercial that is still talked about to this day. smithsonianmag.com/history/how-da…
This #MAGA hat is official and was purchased inside the Washington MI rally. The one in lieu of that correspondence dinner. 👍🇺🇸💯
Here was just walking in... Wasn't really that crowded yet... They packed in and more was left outside...Good times.
These rallies are greatly mischaracterized in the press, they are filled with great everyday folks and are a great time! 👍💯🇺🇸
Seriously. Given this is not the only way to learn, I'm fluent in 90's ebonics myself. The popularity and mainstreaming of hip-hop and the introduction of these courses fostered exactly this... What is the problem??? Be happy, it worked.
One would think this progress would be heralded! First met with controversy in 1997 when Oakland School district first concidered then adopted the course.
Reactions today seem rather detached in proper perspective to the orginal cause of normalization. IMO washingtonpost.com/archive/lifest…
Many seem to be exacerbating the problem in vain attempts of improving the world, via the perceived improvement of their children’s lives.
A thread 👇
Helicopter parenting it’s often referred to. Raising children in a protective bubble with constant supervision at every moment. Shielding the child from any harm that might beget them. Sounds good. Sounds like a very caring and concerned position.
Sure, if you never leave their side… ever. I do assume most parents do wish to see their offspring leave the nest at some point and experience an independent life, perhaps start a family of their own.
I’m old enough to remember when health care was a major debate across the country. It populated the news cycles, was on fire throughout social media and discussed at kitchen tables nationwide.
A thread 👇 the problem has not been fixed. Just don't hear about it now.
Want to know what’s wrong with the Healthcare industry?
Perhaps with the exception of pharmaceuticals, the issue is simple really; INSULATION FROM MARKET FORCES.
I can hear the collective gasps.
Take a minute, collect yourself before I explain further. I understand.
When one has insurance at their expense, there is an incentive to get value for the dollar.
“I want my money’s worth” is a very normal, healthy consumer behavior.
In the current system, co-pays & premium’s aside, cost doesn’t enter the consumers mind at all.
Don't get me wrong, I wish health and well being.
Lord willing I'll wake up tomorrow myself. Being 39 in good health it's a good likelihood, but not curtain. I have many friends pass in their 20s and 30s, too many, not one planned on it.
🤔 Well besides a couple suicides... Guess that is the only way you can plan it. But I don't know anyone planning to get shot or OD. #justSaying or die in surgery, or their sleep, or waiting on a train to pass, or auto-erotica asphyxiation gone wrong... but I digress.
If that sounds specific, it is. I've had friends and family die from every cause I just listed and more.
Perhaps I'm going overboard, wouldn't be the 1st time & won't be the last, but it strikes me as very odd and 85 year old making such bold assurtions, as if tempting fate.🇺🇸
I didn't tag this fella b/c I just got him out of my mentions... 😅 He likes to make up unrelated positions then debate himself. The convo was about a dude being deported in the UK...
Sense he brought it up... I will discuss it very quickly.
I personally LOVE flags! Always have.
I regularly fly Ol' Glory with various companions. Original and current. The current flag is to be to the right (the flags right) or highest in middle. At night time, the flag is to be taken down or must be illuminated.
Although, it makes for kick *** foreground for fireworks videos. 👍🇺🇸