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Aikouka

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I don't get it. Why has not The Free Market corrected this problem already? Maybe we need to deregulate them some more? Yes, I'm sure that is the problem.
Let people vote with their wallets.

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Do you think that people have this weird sort of obsession with unfettered Capitalism? I wonder if it has to do with this weird idea that some people have where making a negative remark against something means you're against it. In other words, if I am critical of Capitalism, then I must be a proponent of Communism. Given that terms such as "socialist" are a dirty word to some, it isn't much of a surprise that any relation to Communism (whether real or manufactured) would be considered negative too.

What I usually like to say to people is this... "You know, it would be nice if we didn't have to have regulations on companies or people. However, you can't always rely upon people to do what the majority would consider the ethical thing to do." It always feels awkward when I have to make these remarks toward folks that are also religious. It has been a while, but I'm pretty sure there's something in The Bible about a golden calf and not worshiping money?
 
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nickqt

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Do you think that people have this weird sort of obsession with unfettered Capitalism? I wonder if it has to do with this weird idea that some people have where making a negative remark against something means you're against it. In other words, if I am critical of Capitalism, then I must be a proponent of Communism. Given that terms such as "socialist" are a dirty word to some, it isn't much of a surprise that any relation to Communism (whether real or manufactured) would be considered negative too.

What I usually like to say to people is this... "You know, it would be nice if we didn't have to have regulations on companies or people. However, you can't always rely upon people to do what the majority would consider the ethical thing to do." It always feels awkward when I have to make these remarks toward folks that are also religious. It has been a while, but I'm pretty sure there's something in The Bible about a golden calf and not worshiping money?
Most of the loud "Christians" are actually Mammon worshipers.
 

ch33zw1z

Lifer
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brycejones

Lifer
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Another little tid bit.

Business Insider: Lawmakers erupt after Jim Jordan throws tantrum during tech hearing - Business Insider.

Jordan seems to be an idiot.
There is no seems about it.
 

Grey_Beard

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Another little tid bit.

Business Insider: Lawmakers erupt after Jim Jordan throws tantrum during tech hearing - Business Insider.

Jordan seems to be an idiot.
There is no seems about it.
I wish they would spell Gym right. I also do not understand why he did not have this kind of outrage when college wrestlers at Ohio State were getting molested by their coach, which he was aware of.
 
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hal2kilo

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He's like Hannity's alter ego. He just starts spouting shit non stop, and there is no interrupting him, cause you can tell he gets off on the rage thing. Makes a big Trump like idiotic splash which appeals to about 30% percent of the population. Gym really has other things he should be worrying about back home. And it is always purely partisan with O content.
 

eelw

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Another little tid bit.

Business Insider: Lawmakers erupt after Jim Jordan throws tantrum during tech hearing - Business Insider.

Jordan seems to be an idiot.
And in today’s coronavirus subcommittee hearing, he just kept attacking Fauci for not denouncing the protests for potential virus spread. Fauci just kept repeating, any crowds should be avoided
 
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And in today’s coronavirus subcommittee hearing, he just kept attacking Fauci for not denouncing the protests for potential virus spread. Fauci just kept repeating, any crowds should be avoided
Dammit why won't Fauci say "Blackies need to avoid crowds"
 

hal2kilo

Lifer
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And in today’s coronavirus subcommittee hearing, he just kept attacking Fauci for not denouncing the protests for potential virus spread. Fauci just kept repeating, any crowds should be avoided
Gym just couldn't make Fauci say specifically that protestors/protests cause COVID spread, and Fauci would not allow himself to be pulled into his partisan agenda.
 

shortylickens

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He's like Hannity's alter ego. He just starts spouting shit non stop, and there is no interrupting him, cause you can tell he gets off on the rage thing. Makes a big Trump like idiotic splash which appeals to about 30% percent of the population. Gym really has other things he should be worrying about back home. And it is always purely partisan with O content.
that's the problem with the current brainwashed administration. they cant actually think for themselves, only regurgitate the massive logical fallacies they've been spoonfed for year. No one on their team is really thinking, cuz if they started thinking they'd realize how stupid and crazy they sound. Then they'd leave the team.
John McCain did it, and was ostracized for using his brain.
Shep Smith did it too.
 

HumblePie

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You said you went to Google and searched the word news. Sorry you have an inability to communicate effectively.
Because when you are looking for news articles you look in the news section.... It's kinda of self identifies. Considering the original person I was responding to was talking about news articles, and not returned news sites I thought it was kind of obvious.

If you want returned news sites off the main search, fox is there on the first page since SEO payments get them there. If you are talking about the news tab and actual news articles... good luck finding anything from fox most days unless you are specifically looking for something from their site or a "conservative" used keyword in the search. Too bad most of the people here couldn't figure it out and decided they rather play the idiot card and blast me instead of use the grey matter between their ears. Google "news" tab filters almost all conservative sites to the bottom when searching for generic terms. This is pretty well known. Again talking NEWS articles through the NEWS tab. Making sure you figure this out this time since you need your hand held.
 
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ch33zw1z

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Imagine someone being dumb enough to try to ban the US Army off a private platform through government strong-arming and still failing.
Haha, imagine being dumb enough to think that's the same thing.



Did your white nationalist websites not fill you in on what's going on? Shocking.
 
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nickqt

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Imagine someone being dumb enough to try to ban the US Army off a private platform through government strong-arming and still failing.
I'd ask you to imagine being a white supremacist who defends white people murdering black people on video, but you don't have to imagine it.

I guess the better one would be, imagine being a white supremacist thinking anyone on these forums who isn't a white supremacist actually putting any value in anything you ever have to say here.
 
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ivwshane

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Here's how fucking dumb humblepie is; the only way to get the "news tab" to show up is to type something into the search box and this idiot typed in "news" and wondered why google showed pages relating to "news" as in the links either had "news" in the title or is page ranked via hits related to news. To put it another way; searching for any term will give you biased results towards what ever search term you use. Try it, type in "fox" and be amazed as Google shows mostly fox news links! The horror!

Do you even Google bro?!


Btw, quick poll; how many people get their news by using the search term "news"? I personally never have in the 22 years I've been using the internet.


Oh and using the Google news app that's located next to the sign in button and selecting U.S. shows you the current news and guess what the number 3 link goes to? Fox fucking news.

Good god there aren't enough face palms for how stupid his claim was!
 
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jman19

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Because when you are looking for news articles you look in the news section.... It's kinda of self identifies. Considering the original person I was responding to was talking about news articles, and not returned news sites I thought it was kind of obvious.

If you want returned news sites off the main search, fox is there on the first page since SEO payments get them there. If you are talking about the news tab and actual news articles... good luck finding anything from fox most days unless you are specifically looking for something from their site or a "conservative" used keyword in the search. Too bad most of the people here couldn't figure it out and decided they rather play the idiot card and blast me instead of use the grey matter between their ears. Google "news" tab filters almost all conservative sites to the bottom when searching for generic terms. This is pretty well known. Again talking NEWS articles through the NEWS tab. Making sure you figure this out this time since you need your hand held.
Lol. Look at you getting butt hurt when all I did is repeat your own words back to you. No wonder you're a Trumpanzee.
 

HumblePie

Lifer
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do you think the army isn't part of the government?
What the fuck does that have anything to do with it?

AOC was trying to get the US Army off Twitch. Doesnt matter what they were doing on Twitch. Her tactics were completely dumb and wrong. The US Army has a right to recruit however they want to. Unless you think they shouldn't be on the radio, TV, news, or billboards? Twitch is just another outreach platform for them. AOC is an idiot and tried to get them banned because she didn't understand it like she didn't understand how badly she hurt New York for making Amazon leave.
 

Commodus

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What the fuck does that have anything to do with it?

AOC was trying to get the US Army off Twitch. Doesnt matter what they were doing on Twitch. Her tactics were completely dumb and wrong. The US Army has a right to recruit however they want to. Unless you think they shouldn't be on the radio, TV, news, or billboards? Twitch is just another outreach platform for them. AOC is an idiot and tried to get them banned because she didn't understand it like she didn't understand how badly she hurt New York for making Amazon leave.
The Army can recruit where it wants to, but it doesn't have a right to recruit however it wants to. It was using outright false claims on Twitch, and there should be consequences for that.
 

[DHT]Osiris

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Do you think that people have this weird sort of obsession with unfettered Capitalism? I wonder if it has to do with this weird idea that some people have where making a negative remark against something means you're against it. In other words, if I am critical of Capitalism, then I must be a proponent of Communism. Given that terms such as "socialist" are a dirty word to some, it isn't much of a surprise that any relation to Communism (whether real or manufactured) would be considered negative too.

What I usually like to say to people is this... "You know, it would be nice if we didn't have to have regulations on companies or people. However, you can't always rely upon people to do what the majority would consider the ethical thing to do." It always feels awkward when I have to make these remarks toward folks that are also religious. It has been a while, but I'm pretty sure there's something in The Bible about a golden calf and not worshiping money?
Most people are contrarian by nature, and exist in a state counter to something they hate/have been told to hate, so if they're against Socialism, they're defacto for the 'opposite' which apparently to them is Capitalism. It's a wormy-brain lifestyle.
 

hal2kilo

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What the fuck does that have anything to do with it?

AOC was trying to get the US Army off Twitch. Doesnt matter what they were doing on Twitch. Her tactics were completely dumb and wrong. The US Army has a right to recruit however they want to. Unless you think they shouldn't be on the radio, TV, news, or billboards? Twitch is just another outreach platform for them. AOC is an idiot and tried to get them banned because she didn't understand it like she didn't understand how badly she hurt New York for making Amazon leave.
Unrequited love, is so adorable.
 
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ch33zw1z

Lifer
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What the fuck does that have anything to do with it?

AOC was trying to get the US Army off Twitch. Doesnt matter what they were doing on Twitch. Her tactics were completely dumb and wrong. The US Army has a right to recruit however they want to. Unless you think they shouldn't be on the radio, TV, news, or billboards? Twitch is just another outreach platform for them. AOC is an idiot and tried to get them banned because she didn't understand it like she didn't understand how badly she hurt New York for making Amazon leave.
Except you're ignoring the facts. I thought you were a fact guy
 

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