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  1. Read somewhere on the innerwebs about another bonus aspect. The Kurds have been working hand in glove with the Americans for years now. They are privy to intelligence, methods, personnel etc etc. They and their treasure trove of information have been drivin straight to Assad and Putin.
  2. Did about six months ago. Haven't missed it even once. Garbage platform. Seething with BS.
  3. The gist of the article is they threaten to bust up or otherwise cripple facebook as a monopoly unless he "plays ball". And if he does then cool cool cool. Apparently that means being able to post paid lying advertisements and micro target specific populations. AKA a mammoth propaganda machine for bad actors.
  4. The transnational crime syndicate gets to lie with impunity. Or else. https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/14/facebook-zuckerberg-conservatives-private-meetings-046663 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hosting informal talks and small, off-the-record dinners with conservative journalists, commentators and at least one Republican lawmaker in recent months to discuss issues like free speech and discuss partnerships. The dinners, which began in July, are part of Zuckerberg’s broader effort to cultivate friends on the right amid outrage by President Donald Trump and his allies over alleged “bias” against conservatives at Facebook and other major social media companies. "I’m under no illusions that he’s a conservative but I think he does care about some of our concerns,” said one person familiar with the gatherings, which multiple sources have confirmed. News of the outreach is likely to further fuel suspicions on the left that Zuckerberg is trying to appease the White House and stay out of Trump’s crosshairs. The president threatened to sue Facebook and Google in June and has in the past pressured the Justice Department to take action against his perceived foes. “The discussion in Silicon Valley is that Zuckerberg is very concerned about the Justice Department, under Bill Barr, bringing an enforcement action to break up the company,” said one cybersecurity researcher and former government official based in Silicon Valley. “So the fear is that Zuckerberg is trying to appease the Trump administration by not cracking down on right-wing propaganda.” Facebook has been criticized in recent days, including by Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, for its ad policy, which exempts politicians from third-party fact-checking and arguably facilitates the spread of disinformation.
  5. JUST GIVE ME SOME TRUTH!!!! Let us lie on your platform without consequence or else. The constant lying, manipulation, misdirection and obfuscation of the truth is galling. Sunday news shows with Republicans are puke inducing. Eveyone, EVERYONE knows they lie through their teeth and we have to sit here and both sides this stuff. Garbage. https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/14/facebook-zuckerberg-conservatives-private-meetings-046663 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hosting informal talks and small, off-the-record dinners with conservative journalists, commentators and at least one Republican lawmaker in recent months to discuss issues like free speech and discuss partnerships. The dinners, which began in July, are part of Zuckerberg’s broader effort to cultivate friends on the right amid outrage by President Donald Trump and his allies over alleged “bias” against conservatives at Facebook and other major social media companies. "I’m under no illusions that he’s a conservative but I think he does care about some of our concerns,” said one person familiar with the gatherings, which multiple sources have confirmed. News of the outreach is likely to further fuel suspicions on the left that Zuckerberg is trying to appease the White House and stay out of Trump’s crosshairs. The president threatened to sue Facebook and Google in June and has in the past pressured the Justice Department to take action against his perceived foes. “The discussion in Silicon Valley is that Zuckerberg is very concerned about the Justice Department, under Bill Barr, bringing an enforcement action to break up the company,” said one cybersecurity researcher and former government official based in Silicon Valley. “So the fear is that Zuckerberg is trying to appease the Trump administration by not cracking down on right-wing propaganda.” Facebook has been criticized in recent days, including by Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, for its ad policy, which exempts politicians from third-party fact-checking and arguably facilitates the spread of disinformation.
  6. I have a pretty large group of close friends. We used to do regular Wednesday night poker game for 20 years. The last five we have crossed over to ping pong night. Get a little light exercise. Don't drink quite as much. But still the act of getting together with 8-12 friends weekly is very refreshing. Throw a few brauts on. Have a few pops. Play some pong. it's good. I realize most dudes don't have that many tight friends.
  7. Study's have shown that for most, people report being happier as they age. I think some of it is no longer fear of the unknown. There is a significant amount of pressure in our lives that we do not realize. Jobs, kids, houses....."stuff". As we begin to have some of those dropped from us I think quality of life improves. I have great optimism for the backside of life. I have a lot of Glory day memories and fortunately some very old freinds to share them with. So in many ways I feel like I'm playing with house money. 48 year old middle class white buy BTW. 10 years from retirement.
  8. So lets wait and compete in an election that the President and the Republican party have repeadetly and grossly demonstrated they have no intention of running elections fairly. Lots of "lets imagine" and "what ifs". Also it trys to propel the notion that there was no "there" there in Russia gate. There was repeated and corrupt collusion if not provable conspiracy, and that's only perhaps of complete and sytematic obstruction of justice that is clearly criminal behavior. They are commuicating on encypted electronic devices and personal email RIGHT NOW. The executive has repeadetly denied the legislative its legitimate constitutional rights to oversight. It has skipped the approval process for cabinet level appointments. In other words PFFFFFT. Please.
  9. Stay relevant. Have something exciting ahead of you. Adventure. Plan a trip. Be politically active. Have something in your life that fires you up. Plus no sin in having great memories. But they are like fantasy teams. No one finds yours as interesting as you do.
  10. The school district literally had a written policy that backs up her version of events.
  11. They’re trying to work this up to a bof sidezz deal but I think it’s a real reach for those not in the cult.