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by neeneko
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: All the President's pardons
Replies: 661
Views: 35095

All the President's pardons

Unfortunately ploughing through Federalist 74 doesn't help and exposes a worryingly naive trust in the good of man with the power of the pardon. Alexander Hamilton is irrationally and I am afraid totally purblind about the realities of man in this area and loftily expounds on how "one good man...
by neeneko
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Elections 2020
Topic: Assault on the United States Capitol
Replies: 1327
Views: 21080

Assault on the United States Capitol

Exactly. I'm curious what exactly they like about America. They have some imaginary view of america that they like. They don't like science and the accomplishments we had, they don't like free speech, they don't like equal protection under the law, they don't like certain blocks being able to vote,...
by neeneko
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Gay Rights - LGBT - Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 6100
Views: 352414

Gay Rights - LGBT - Same Sex Marriage

Excellent, dedicated actors intensely study real people who are "part of communities that they will be representing and have personal first hand knowledge of the(ir) history and struggles." I guarantee you a top-notch actor can portray someone from those groups better than folks with &quo...
by neeneko
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Gay Rights - LGBT - Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 6100
Views: 352414

Gay Rights - LGBT - Same Sex Marriage

Russell is advocating discrimination based on 'sexual orientation'. He perhaps meant well with his comments, but he didn't think through perhaps that he is kicking dirt in the face of all the straight allies (including many straight actors) who have helped advance society and acceptance and toleran...
by neeneko
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Gay Rights - LGBT - Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 6100
Views: 352414

Gay Rights - LGBT - Same Sex Marriage

So I am going to give a bit of a counterargument here... this is partly inspired by another thread I am following where people are upset at a director's decision to hire a neurotypical lead to play an autistic role. A lot of this discussion has focused on the surface idea of 'acting gay' or 'acting ...
by neeneko
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Lauren Boebert - Gun Nut in Congress
Replies: 84
Views: 2157

Lauren Boebert - Gun Nut in Congress

And this is exactly why Fox "News" was invented - to discredit and demonize Democrats so that it would not matter how utterly criminal, whack-job, or otherwise inappropriate the Republican candidate is - voters will vote for the known criminal whack job Republican because Democrats are......
by neeneko
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: #Q #QAnon QCumbers "The Storm” "Any Day Now" Conspiracy Theories For Dummies: "Mental Gonorrhea of Conspiracy Theories"
Replies: 2141
Views: 180692

#Q #QAnon QCumbers "The Storm” "Any Day Now" Conspiracy Theories For Dummies: "Mental Gonorrhea of Conspiracy Theories"

Notorial Dissent wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:40 pm I'm still trying to figure out how the Q-idiots think they are going to get messages from Der Trumpenführer if there are massive cell outages? Maybe it's majik and only applies to non-Q-idiots.
I guess the mass outage only impact people who did not update their iphone?
by neeneko
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Gay Rights - LGBT - Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 6100
Views: 352414

Gay Rights - LGBT - Same Sex Marriage

Russell is drilling 'gay' down to almost a binary choice-- 0 or 1 (and yes, back in the 80s, there were gays who hated on people who identified as 'bisexual'). Russell hasn't kept up with the times, I think, and he's still stuck in those 80s. Or, maybe he gave a bad interview and is now trying to j...
by neeneko
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Elections 2020
Topic: Assault on the United States Capitol
Replies: 1327
Views: 21080

Assault on the United States Capitol

neonzx wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:28 am Hey, I don't judge. And Aaron had a backup plan, so all good, right?
Meh, unicorn hunters tend to be pretty self centred and lean conservative/libertarian, so not only does this not surprise me, but I am ok with judging.
by neeneko
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Parler - Social Media for Government Overthrow
Replies: 109
Views: 3034

Parler - Social Media for Government Overthrow

From Forbes Social media platform Parler sued Amazon Web Services (AWS) Monday after Amazon banned the website from being hosted on its servers in the wake of the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol building, claiming Amazon violated antitrust laws and was “motivated by political animus” in its decis...
by neeneko
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Parler - Social Media for Government Overthrow
Replies: 109
Views: 3034

Parler - Social Media for Government Overthrow

https://twitter.com/williamlegate/status/1348554456795852806 William LeGate Flag of United States @williamlegate Guys, hackers literally got admin access to Parler before it was shutdown… they mirrored all the data & are now making it publicly accessible for the FBI & news outlets to sift t...
by neeneko
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Hacking & Cracking
Replies: 281
Views: 33479

Hacking & Cracking

Parler was hacked: so a group of developers latched onto the Press Release that Twilio put out at midnight last night. In that Press Release, Twilio accidentally revealed which services Parler was using. Turns out it was all of the security authentications that were used to register a user. This all...
by neeneko
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - BANED from Twitter! Oh noes!
Replies: 10945
Views: 649473

Trump - BANNED from Twitter (renamed) Oh noes!

To give you an idea of the complexity and how having and using cloud infrastructure and services like Azure/GCP/AWS . . . And so on and so forth, so Parler bullshitting about spinning up their own iron in a week if so risible. Yep. The job that cemented my opinion that I am NOT an IT person was wor...
by neeneko
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Parler - Social Media for Government Overthrow
Replies: 109
Views: 3034

Parler - Social Media for Government Overthrow

My guess is that there may be a major obstacle. Parler was built upon Amazons AWS cloud infrastructure. That means modular and scalable building blocks / services. That's a great departure from the traditional server model. Parler will have to recode their backend applications, will require a numbe...
by neeneko
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - BANED from Twitter! Oh noes!
Replies: 10945
Views: 649473

Trump - BANNED from Twitter (renamed) Oh noes!

I'm surprised these services don't self-host but I don't know how that works. The difficulty with self hosting is that they lose things like DDoS protection, and it gets a lot harder to have regional nodes that are closer to various users. Not a big issue when you are small (like thefogbow), but wh...
by neeneko
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Twice Impeached Lame Duck President Trump
Replies: 20053
Views: 1104727

Lame Duck Impeached President Trump

The closet conspiracy theorist in me immediately thought that maybe he knows something bad is going to happen. I would not be surprised if they had people on staff who keep an eye on the right wing message boards. Their whole thing is having a finger on the pulse of events and culture, and they pro...
by neeneko
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Elections 2020
Topic: Assault on the United States Capitol
Replies: 1327
Views: 21080

Assault on The Capitol

poplove wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:23 pmOops.
According to Forbes at least it is still just a rumor which the capital police have not responded to.
by neeneko
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: #Q #QAnon QCumbers "The Storm” "Any Day Now" Conspiracy Theories For Dummies: "Mental Gonorrhea of Conspiracy Theories"
Replies: 2141
Views: 180692

#Q #QAnon QCumbers "The Storm” "Any Day Now" Conspiracy Theories For Dummies: "Mental Gonorrhea of Conspiracy Theories"

They've been saying forever "trust trump. trump has a plan." Well, I don't know how much longer they can keep that up, especially now that trump has admitted he won't attend Biden's inauguration. But I'm sure they'll keep the faith. It's a cult. Given how much they already believe in shad...
by neeneko
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mike Pence
Replies: 529
Views: 40349

Mike Pence

pipistrelle wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:38 am There’s more and more coming out about plans to hang or otherwise execute Pence. He can’t be loving the base right now.
On the other hand, consistency is not one of their strong points. If two years from now someone tells them to love Pence, they will love Pence.
by neeneko
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: Commission to Declare President Incapacitated Re 25th Amendment
Replies: 661
Views: 47153

Commission to Declare President Incapacitated Re 25th Amendment

I agree with you in theory, but in practice, the Constitution either means what it says, or it doesn't. The President has the power to grant reprieves, pardons, and clemencies; there is no proviso that says "except in the following circumstances." If you're going to throw out this pardon ...
by neeneko
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Elections 2020
Topic: Assault on the United States Capitol
Replies: 1327
Views: 21080

Assault on The Capitol

Turtle wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:36 pm They brought weapons into the proximity of the Speaker, current + Future VP and filmed their own criminal acts. These people will die broke and in court trying to get clemency.
After watching the Bundy trials fail, I am not as confident as you.
by neeneko
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Iran
Replies: 398
Views: 42484

Iran

I demand President Biden grant the request for extradition :torches: It would be political suicide for the dems, but wow would it be satisfying. That being said, it would probably be a really interesting and potentially stabilizing move. Iran is still upset about the US not extraditing the Shah, ha...
by neeneko
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Elections 2020
Topic: LDI Trump Supporters Are Losing Their Minds & Demonstrating (Or Worse) Insurrection! #StopTheSteal Grift - Ali Alexander
Replies: 1179
Views: 32437

LDI Trump Supporters Are Losing Their Minds & Demonstrating (Or Worse) #StopTheSteal Grift

No one really knows. Just that we don't have a reliable way to predict whether a person is susceptible to this stuff. And if they fall into one, they are more likely to fall into other crackpot theories. I believe this is a big reason we can't accurately predict Trump support in the polling. Well, ...
by neeneko
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Elections 2020
Topic: Assault on the United States Capitol
Replies: 1327
Views: 21080

Assault on The Capitol

tek wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:39 am How the actual f'k is Joe Biden to blame? Because he exists?
Same as a lot of right wing logic : he failed to know his place. He was 'uppity' and thus all of their responses are his fault.
by neeneko
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Domestic Terrorism
Replies: 985
Views: 96619

Domestic Terrorism

In a tweet on Wednesday afternoon, Northam said he and his team are working closely with Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer "to respond to the situation in Washington, D.C." ... "Per the Mayor's request, I am sending members of the Virgi...

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