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    Quote Originally Posted by Niya View Post
    This is something the "crazies" would say because they have no real argument.

    I'm not saying you are one of them of anything like that but you sure sound like them.
    Since you don't appear to know what I'm talking about, have a look at this:

    EDIT: Well, doggone it, the profanity filter won't allow that link. I have no idea why it doesn't like the word "**************", so we'll see if this posts.

    And...it does not! The word there is press hyphen release. Why in the world is THAT disallowed? Perhaps it's to stop press releases from some point in the past? Anyways, it's not allowed. The link was to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) release about the fraud charge settlement that Musk agreed to. You can search for it yourself, or you can read this "Musk friendly" article from Reuters:

    https://www.reuters.com/technology/m...ts-2022-04-14/
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    Well at least the most agile of comedians who have evaded the Iron Curtain (so far) are having some success:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    When it comes to Twitter, Musk IS the crazy. He's still feuding with the SEC over the settlement he made because of his past illegal behavior using the platform. I don't think he was intentionally trying to defraud people, it seemed more likely that he just wasn't thinking, but that might come with the environment.
    I don't find this odd. He is running Tesla and SpaceX, two very large entities with a lot of moving parts. Frankly I'm amazed he has been able to do all of the things he does so successfully. Most of us would be burnt out. Considering the enourmous pressure he is under juggling so many balls, I'd expect him to make mistakes. He is still only human.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Since you don't appear to know what I'm talking about, have a look at this:
    Ah, I see what you're talking about now. To be honest, I don't really care about that. I'm tunnel visioned on this entire thing with Twitter and what he says he wants to do with the cancer that rotted it for the past few years. That means more to me than all that stuff with the SEC.
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    I get what you're saying Shaggy. Thing is, to me, even if Elon did 100 things wrong, the takeover of Twitter for the reasons he stated is definitely something I support, assuming he does what he says he is going to do. I'll let others judge him on whatever wrongs he has done in the past. None of it affects how I feel about the Twitter takeover.
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    Wouldn't it be funny if he exposed medical companies on twitter? I mean he was skeptic about to whole thing and twitter started blocking everything related from a period and forth.
    That would be funny as fk! Letting tweets with the juicy info go by and have the lunameds scream left and right pulling their hair out! Just for this I hope he does do good.
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    It's hard not to notice that he's only skeptical about things that hurt him financially. He may be the closest we currently have to the old time robber baron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    He may be the closest we currently have to the old time robber baron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niya View Post
    You can't be a kitten in a den of wolves if you want to rule the den.
    lol

    Yeah, they started it!!!

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    More and more people are awakening to the dangers of the faux left:


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    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    It's astonishing how accurately that parody aligns with reality.

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    More and more people are awakening to the dangers of the faux left:
    It's about damn time. I don't know why it took so long for people to catch on.
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    Niya the SJW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Niya the SJW.
    Infinite realities of infinite possibilities and this still wouldn't be possible.
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    Nobody fights more over social justice issues on this forum than you, so why would you not be called an SJW?
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    Nobody fights more over social justice issues on this forum than you, so why would you not be called an SJW?
    That's like saying someone that talks about serial killers is a serial killer.
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    Wait... I thought the video ended. Didn't it?

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    Wait... I thought the video ended. Didn't it?
    Lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niya View Post
    That's like saying someone that talks about serial killers is a serial killer.
    Um, no. That may just be the worst analogy I've ever heard. Saying that someone who talks about SJWs is an SJW is like saying that someone who talks about serial killers is a serial killer. Shaggy didn't say that you talk about SJWs or even that you talk about social justice. He said that you FIGHT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE and that is the definition of a social justice warrior. The fact that some people have decided to add some additional negative aspects to that definition and, in so doing, imply that anyone who fights for social justice also has those negative aspects doesn't make it so. They do this specifically so that anyone who fights for social justice will try to differentiate themselves from those who should be allies but they don't want to be associated with because they don't view themselves as having the same negative aspects in the hope that they will drift away from supporting the other parts as well. Congratulations on swallowing the propaganda.

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    Um, no. That may just be the worst analogy I've ever heard. Saying that someone who talks about SJWs is an SJW is like saying that someone who talks about serial killers is a serial killer. Shaggy didn't say that you talk about SJWs or even that you talk about social justice. He said that you FIGHT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE and that is the definition of a social justice warrior. The fact that some people have decided to add some additional negative aspects to that definition and, in so doing, imply that anyone who fights for social justice also has those negative aspects doesn't make it so. They do this specifically so that anyone who fights for social justice will try to differentiate themselves from those who should be allies but they don't want to be associated with because they don't view themselves as having the same negative aspects in the hope that they will drift away from supporting the other parts as well. Congratulations on swallowing the propaganda.
    If I were an American, my views would classify me as a conservative perhaps even an old-school libertarian but I can assure you, nobody in the American political spectrum would mistake me for an SJW. Look at it like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niya View Post
    If I were an American, my views would classify me as a conservative perhaps even an old-school libertarian but I can assure you, nobody in the American political spectrum would mistake me for an SJW. Look at it like that.
    It really doesn't matter what Americans may or may not mistake you for. It matters what you do. If your position is that you don't fight for social justice then why not just state that, instead of going round the houses and relying on the definitions from the people who seek to demonise by doing via those definitions? Maybe Americans wouldn't think you were an SJW because they're working from a faulty definition of SJW. The majority of Americans seem to think that Bernie Sanders is a socialist, so what does that tell you about how you should regard what they think?

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    SJWs have little to do with social justice. That's just the flag they wrap themselves in.

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    SJWs don't call themselves SJWs, as far as I can tell, that's just the flag that others wrap them in...so that they can beat them, usually.

    Nobody is more militant about social justice issues on here than Niya. Yeah, he's wearing the black hat with the skull, but nobody fights more...hence: SJW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    SJWs have little to do with social justice. That's just the flag they wrap themselves in.
    Maybe don't make up your own definition for the term and throw it around as an insult. If someone has nothing to do with social justice then they're not an SJW, so if you call them one then you are the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    SJWs have little to do with social justice. That's just the flag they wrap themselves in.
    This man gets it
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    Those flags seem to get additional use for virtue signaling from the decks of their yachts while sipping wine and eating their boutique premium chocolate ice cream.

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    SJWs don't call themselves SJWs, as far as I can tell
    I think it's kinda like "politically correct". It started out as something that people self identified as and then got adopted and coerced into an insult. Same thing happened with woke. I can't think of a term that was coerced by the other side but I do see similar names deployed (e.g. gammon, boomer etc.) and don't view it as any more edifying.

    Honestly, though, that sort of name calling is really just childish and indicative that you don't really have a case to make. Mostly it smacks of trolling and meek hypocrisy. This whole thread is a case in point. It actually contains precious little actual hand wringing by liberals but, oh boy, aren't we seeing plenty of glee at the hand wringing of liberals. It's almost as if some folks want a platform to whine about how hard done by they are, even when they're not, and it's much easier to do that if they portray the other side as whining, even when they're not. A couple of years ago you could check the comments section of any article on Brexit to see the same thing.

    Musk's buying Twitter. He may or may not change their posting rules. It's hardly earth shattering and, as far as I can see, the only people talking about it are the right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    Those flags seem to get additional use for virtue signaling from the decks of their yachts while sipping wine and eating their boutique premium chocolate ice cream.
    There are a few in business and politics there use social justice as a means to enrich themselves. But they are are very small percentage. The vast majority probably are volunteers. Your response is typical, demonize the whole because of the niche players.

    Also, I'd have to agree with SH. SJW's don't call themselves that, it's a term used by the haters.

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    So something like the way anybody who doesn't agree with you is a "right winger" or a "racist" or any of the other slurs that the self-aggrandized haters use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    So something like the way anybody who doesn't agree with you is a "right winger" or a "racist" or any of the other slurs that the self-aggrandized haters use.
    Don't believe I've called anyone those name. It doesn't matter that much rather you agree with me or not. Certainly doesn't matter enough for you to make false claims. But it is another typical response from you. lol

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    It's hardly a false claim. You see it done over and over and over again here.

    I doubt we have even seen much here from anyone who could legitimately be categorized as "far right." I can't imagine those posts would be left here, though for some reason the "far left" has free reign.

    Most people fall along the middle 80% of the spectrum, and the ones tarred as "right" are probably somewhere between left and right of the center. But when you huddle within a deep dank hole I suppose even a little light feels painful.

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    It's hardly a false claim. You see it done over and over and over again here.
    I've definitely seen those terms used here. But it is a false claim when you direct your comment at me.

    So something like the way anybody who doesn't agree with you is a "right winger" or a "racist"
    I've may have used those terms at some point in the past but if so, rarely. Calling someone a hater has nothing to do with political affiliations or racism. Both sides do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    I doubt we have even seen much here from anyone who could legitimately be categorized as "far right." I can't imagine those posts would be left here, though for some reason the "far left" has free reign.
    As a general rule "far left" messages tend to be along the lines of "treat people from group-x as people", whereas a "far right" message tends to be along the lines of "treat people from group-x badly".

    The "far left" version will generally cause far less offence (as it is like "stop treating people badly", instead of "you aren't a real human, so I'll treat you however I want") and it will offend far fewer people... and therefore is more likely to be allowed on this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    So something like the way anybody who doesn't agree with you is a "right winger" or a "racist" or any of the other slurs that the self-aggrandized haters use.
    You're basically Hitler if you use the wrong pronoun on Twitter to refer to someone. I don't think people here realize just how absolutely insane mainstream group-think has become.
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    Quote Originally Posted by si_the_geek View Post
    As a general rule "far left" messages tend to be along the lines of "treat people from group-x as people"
    Here. I fixed this for you:-
    As a general rule "far left" messages tend to be along the lines of "if you deny whatever reality I choose to make up then you're a bigot"
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    Yeah, there is none so blind as he who will not see.

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    Are there any European comedians covering such things over there?

    Of course, being just a dumbass North American myself I only understand a smattering of German and French and a few words and phrases in Spanish. So I guess I wouldn't get too much from their videos. Mea culpa.

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    Like I said: Niya is the biggest SJW here.

    Well, maybe I didn't say it quite like that, but that's the point. I suppose it got across, too.
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    Are there any European comedians covering such things over there?

    Of course, being just a dumbass North American myself I only understand a smattering of German and French and a few words and phrases in Spanish. So I guess I wouldn't get too much from their videos. Mea culpa.
    I guess I got a glimpse here and there of similar shows abroad. Our most famous was the below, but the government canceled it because it was satirizing the...Government
    Although the people there where,as they called them, unwashed left extremist against anything patriotic they where doing a descend job. But, you know, government, born out of a left pocket shot of vodka and 55 years documents release.

    I wouldn't be betting on you understanding the language but you can sense the satire in the video. (the maestro is the wife of the minister of internal farts btw, also Trump an Hildy at 1:47)

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