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"The Feed" appears to be some kind of Vice clone hosted by Australia's SBS network.
We're talking about it, so wacky shit like this gets eyeballs.
Adblocking solutions on mobile devices are limited, and viewership from mobile devices is often the majority these days (though it varies considerably from site to site)
@wacka That ISIS pocket near the Iraq border contains a bridge over the Euphrates. Important since the one in Deir ez-Zor has been destroyed.
So it's not so much the SAA and SDF teaming up to kill ISIS so much as them both trying to push out remnants to capture the bridge.
Quite possible. SAA failed to make any headway after they crossed near there, and their pontoon bridge was destroyed. They might be preparing to gas the SDF (since their conventional advance failed), and then claim the SDF gassed themselves as a false flag.
There are so many layers of deception in anything the Russians say or do that even they have a hard time parsing it.
Why? SAA has basically recaptured every other part of the country. To make any further advances they either have to clash with SDF or Turks.
That little pocket that both sides are spit-roasting is their last piece of inhabited territory.
Yes. And there are Kurds on that side of the border.
Too far out to predict anything in such a mixed up chaotic situation.
I don't think laws are going to stop anyone here.
There's a possible flash point between the Russians and the Turks in that heavy bombardment of Al Lataminah area is rather close to a new Turk FOB near Morek, astride the main road north. Assuming the SAA takes the Al Lataminah, they'll have to deal with Turks next - either diplomatically or militarily.
There are virtually no western journalists in the entire country.
First of all it's a meat grinder for anyone near areas of active fighting. Second of all no one wants to let randos cross the border. Getting in is extremely difficult as is not dying.
Which is a shame as it means when stuff like the recent missile strike happens no one has any hope of getting the truth of the matter. You just have to decide which narrative you like best.
These sorts of actions aren't about convincing. They're about controlling.
Reading "People's History" by Kurt Schlichter right now, and in it the People's Republic actually has social privilege levels on their ID cards. A number from 1-10 quantifying exactly how high you are on the oppression totem pole. Takes into account one's own 'intersectionality', as well as that of one's ancestors. Not exactly highbrow literature, but it's fun in a pulpy kind of way.
Such a thing wouldn't actually come to pass though, as such an objective way of looking at the oppression olympics goes against the post-modernist world-view.
Can someone post the actual Vice link so I can put it on archive.is? I don't want to give Vice a click.
The Manbij base is probably there to restrain the Turks more than anything else. Left to themselves the Turks would probably genocide the Kurds.
Not killing Erdogan was a huge mistake. The CIA had ONE JOB and they couldn't do it.
@Arch-Fiend "i think in a war between extreme left and extreme right, right wins and we all lose" - this is exactly what Noam Chomsky says.
Today's extreme left won't listen to Chomsky though, because he isn't a post-modernist.
their website mentions their copyright policy (i.e. that copyright will not and cannot be enforced), but the same goes for illegal material. these people risk prosecution under FOSTA
like tor this network will be heavily used by pedophiles
There's probably only a minority of homeless people who can actually be permanently helped out of their homelessness. That's where resources ought to be focused. It's like triage: help who you can actually help and don't waste resources helping those who are beyond help.
For those who are beyond helping, all that can be done is to minimize the harm they can do to society.
There are always going to be people who are too mentally ill, too extreme in personality, or too far gone to drug addiction to become functioning members of society.
All the alleged meaning of this video is lost on me.
Tim, at some point you're going to have to accept that you're considered an undesirable by Youtube and that they've blacklisted you. This isn't just a series of mistakes on their part. They're trying to drive you away. It's intentional. Mere incompetents wouldn't be so consistent in their actions and in their victims.
I remember back when this game was in development I actually wanted to play it. Then it attracted the most autistic, degenerate fanbase in history.
Undertards make sonic fans seem well adjusted.
Vice has to chase clicks like everybody else. Internet advertising is not as profitable as it once was, and companies with large overhead either have to optimize to survive. It's just unfortunate for everyone that the optimal state of the internet is apparently puerile clickbait, typically of a vulgar sexual or race-bait nature, generated as cheaply as possible by amoral corporations.
I suppose the next step will be AI generated articles indistinguishable from those written by actual SJWs. Cheaper to have a bot write your clickbait than pay some otherkin in San Fran.
I wonder if Tim has the necessary body armor & plates.
It would be pretty horrible if the first general intelligence AI was created to control access to content.
They're not going to stop. The narrative will not change.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=antifa+attacks plenty of examples on YT
There's so many incidents it doesn't seem like getting a count is even possible.
Another place to check for videos would be liveleak. They might have stuff that Youtube would censor.
So there's a chemical means of political control?
Before this decade is out we will see mainstream publications advocating voluntary castration.
Not merely vasectomy, but complete removal of the testes.
The American system was designed to be conservative in nature, meaning resistant to rapid, radical change. As opposed to parliamentary systems in which a majority government effectively has total and unassailable power.
There are benefits and drawbacks to such a system.
The benefit is that it's less amenable to the whims of the mob. The drawback is that it's less adaptive to rapidly changing conditions.
The original form of the American system was even more conservative. Senators were appointed and recalled by state legislature, and state legislatures don't tend to change in make-up very often.
Federalism was supposed to alleviate that. Unfortunately Federalism has lost most of its strength post-Reconstruction.
The original idea was that individual states would handle most of their own affairs, and only the common defense, borders, etc and the trade between states would be subject to federal law.
Well, there was a lot of preemptive action taken by the South. They perceived eventual legal loss of their ability to own slaves, and so acted extra-legally before such legal action could be taken.
Slavery wasn't banned until after the war was well underway.
And under the system of federal government that existed at the time, it's quite possible that had the South stayed in the union that they would've held onto their slaves for decades more.
What does what Lando chooses to do with his cock have to do with STAR WARS
Is it important to the Star part or the Wars part?
Most of the 100 other things are counter-productive to left-wingers.
There's not much difference between the two these days.
Being completely against immigration of any sort is an extremist position. The vast majority of the electorate supports regulated immigration, because it's easily supported by logic and data as being a net benefit to society. The regulation typically meaning some sort of numerical cap and also a requirement of being able to economically contribute to a modern economy.
The people who are against any sort of immigration are very small in number.
Uncontrolled immigration is conflated with regulated immigration in almost every instance where the topic is broached however. Other than on Fox news perhaps (and often even then) every television personality or columnist speaking about immigration refuses to distinguish between people actually going through the legal process (which the overwhelming majority of voters support), and people just wandering across the border.
Same problem with war refugees and economic migrants.
There's a pretty big difference between "if I stay in my country ISIS will kill me" and "my job is shit so I'm going to Germany for free stuff"
I understand that there will always be a segment of the population that is blinded to reality by their open, compassionate nature. Some people have personalities dominated by and driven by empathy and that's not necessarily a bad thing. So I'm not concerned so much about the pathological altruists. I'm more concerned about those who are try to profit from uncontrolled immigration, both in terms of money and in terms of power.
In the US illegals are basically the new slaves.
I'd say for the majority of people who support uncontrolled immigration it's simply due to the emotions they experience (regardless of what label you use for those emotions).
Those who support uncontrolled immigration for access to the new slaves are a bigger concern to me.
And above the new slave owner class would be the Soros types who see immigration waves as power. Engineering crises through population change in order to expand their power.
If I were an amoral billionaire who wanted to expand my power in the US I'd try my damnedest to collapse nations in South America while simultaneously organizing migrant caravans north and pro-immigration protests in the US.
Like Warren Buffett lobbying Obama to block oil pipelines. He owns all the oil tanker rolling stock.
It's vastly more expensive and more dangerous to move oil by rail, and Warren Buffett doesn't need the money, but he is exercising power by blocking pipelines.
Or worse, you could believe you are helping them by killing them.
Stalin honestly believed what he was doing was best.
I think what we're trying to say is that even extremely powerful and intelligent people can act pathologically.
Soros himself has said that he has a "Savior Complex"
People are not machines. We are emotional beings made of meat and chemicals.
We don't perform like clockwork analytical engines.
We have so many things wrong with our brains that we have a huge list of specific names for them.
Tons of intentional distortion and conflation of information to demoralize you and exert control over you.
Confuse you with reams of misinformation until you don't know what's what and can't possibly hope to sort through it all.
Like how "gun deaths" include suicides, but the figures are used to push the notion of constant massacres.
When massacres are incredibly rare, and the majority of gun deaths come from a) suicides, b) inner city gang violence, and c) accidents.
Perhaps I should be less politically correct and restate it as black-on-black violence.
What I'm trying to say though is that massacres are a very rare phenomenon. And those who are pushing the idea that they are common will often be the same people who turn around and say that you're more likely to be killed by a sex toy than a terrorist attack.
If people actually wanted to stop school shootings, they'd stop focusing on the means and start focusing on the motivation. But there are people who have a vested interest in using crises to gain power, so the focus is kept on guns.
It's just like the migration crisis discussion in the other channel.
I know it can't be stopped, but you can very easily identify kids who might resort to violence.
The democrats make it too easy when their entire platform is "oppose whatever Trump says".
Then again, normies probably have never seen a MS-13 murder video. Compared to them ISIS is restrained.
It has to do with the closed nature of the Chinese economy and the difficulty in converting the yuan to foreign currency. Similar problems exist in Canada. Mainland Chinese buy property essentially as a way of avoiding laws against foreign investment.
The big question being, does this just apply to Trump, only to public officials, only to celebrities or public personalities, or does it apply to everyone?
They're convinced they're the smartest people in the room. Convinced to the same degree they're convinced the sky is blue and water is wet.
I wonder if Tim is going to get in trouble for talking about Tommy Robinson. Not that Tim is doing anything wrong, against YT guidelines, or against any laws, but simply because YT seems to be looking for any excuse to target him.
Yeah, it's also highly unlikely that Tim has said anything advocating violence yet he's already in crap for that.
Is this a new things? "Bloke on the Range" wasn't an isolated case?
The context was crystal clear. A reporter said something to the effect of 'rich people want to suppress the media' and Elon replied that the rich people own the media, implying that they don't want to suppress what they own. One would have to be intentionally dishonest to construe Musk's comment as some sort of anti-Semitic dog-whistle.
I mean, the immediately preceding tweet in the chain referred explicitly to the rich.
It's absolutely insane that all Musk has to do is point out the fact that the mainstream media is doing a shitty job and that the average citizen knows it, and BOOM he's a crypto-nazi.
I don't think we're going to be able to reason our way out of this mess. The most reasonable people we have are getting smeared as nazis just for speaking up.
There's been a little give & take in the culture war over the past 2-3 years, the battle-lines have moved a little back and forth, but ultimately there has been no significant progress. The hard progressive left still has a complete stranglehold on the media. All forms.
No, even if you discard all context there is nothing about the words he typed which has any anti-Semitic message.
Any anti-Semitic notions about what he said have to be inserted by the reader.
They WANT Elon Musk to be a nazi so they can discard his legitimate criticism.
A big part of this is that Universities only teach deconstructionist approaches to literature and analysis.
And from a deconstructionist approach you can make any text say anything you want so long as it is a) interesting and b) permits you to wield power.
And the sort of people who buy his products are probably the kind of folk who would do that.
Wealthy, environmentally conscious left coasters and institutions.
If he got bought out from Tesla he'd have billions more to sink into SpaceX 🤔
This Frank Report site seems really, really sketchy
"Are you guys involved in a secret sex slave trafficking cult"
that's how most of this conspiracy shit plays out
Who fact checks the fact checkers? Eventually you need some sort of leap of faith.
Besides putting illegal migrants into a detention facility, what else would the expectation be? Just throwing up your hands and saying "come on in, laws and borders are for meanies"?
Let children just wander on into the country and vanish into someone's basement?
I assume those who don't like laws and borders make the process as drawn out as possible. Rules for radicals tactics. Use the enemy's rules against them.
4. "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."
So if there's any appeals process, it gets used in every case.
If there's seven days allowed for a piece of paperwork to be filed, it gets filed at 11PM on the 6th day.
Sentinel, if you like that you should also read (or listen to) 'Explaining Postmodernism'.
The first third of it is kinda dense on jargon, but if you can get past that the rest is really illuminating.
The problem with those 3 things you mentioned blackhawk is that the people don't want you to know who they are or where they came from.
They don't have paperwork and don't talk to you.
That, and many of them are unaccompanied minors who you don't really want to have around the stabby/rapey types in regular jail.
Ultimately though this is a left-wing tactic. Redefine the language to narrow acceptable thought.
Syme explains it very clearly in 1984. Lenin and friends did this sort of thng all the time.
All these euphemisms that have been coined for "political correctness" aren't about protecting someone's feelings. It's about controlling what is and is not acceptable in discourse, and therefore winning political battles by default.
Some folk believe the term was coined by the early national socialist movements in pre-Nazi Europe. Other believe it was coined by Lenin. But everyone agrees that the purpose of politically correct speech is to constrain thought.
Many people now would believe that current politically correct speech is good, while the original application of the concept was bad.
My advice would be to use the most literal wording possible.
A foreign national without legal authorization to be present in the United States.
Francis Fukuyama makes an argument that the reason why South American countries are generally unsuccessful has to do with the differences in the colonizing cultures.
Spain didn't really embrace enlightenment values.
Fukuyama was wrong on a lot of stuff, but he is thought provoking at least.
It's easy to say they should emulate more successful countries. It's hard to actually make that a reality when doing so upsets existing interests.
If I were Elon Musk, I would send my critics little statuettes of middle fingers carved out of Martian stone.
Step 1: More migrants.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Europe saved!
Always go by the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. The critic score is political.
The audience score for Deadpool 2 is about the same as the critic score so it can't be that bad.
But you also get things like this:
If every critic agrees it's likely virtue signaling and not actual criticism.
http://archive.is/qTwvU archive link for those who don't want to give gizmodo clicks
i have them blocked in my hosts file to always remind me to use archive.is
One of my main gripes is that Finn has no purpose as a character. He does nothing. Accomplishes nothing.
He's not a hero because he's continually running away.
Even when he fights, he's somehow shown to be wrong for doing so.
I don't get what purpose they think he serves.
At this point he's just a foil and love interest for the mechanic asian that nobody remembers the name of.
I think the two problems are deeply intertwined.
Luke is supposed to be extremely powerful, and it takes him years of training and failure to achieve anything.
"I don't want anyone to find me but i'll leave a map"
Like we expect Poe to be a hero. Someone who breaks the rules and saves the day. The subversion is that the qualities we expect to be present in a hero are in fact bad, and that he is fucking up the plan of the bitch commander. The bad writing is that there's no reason for the bitch commander not to simply inform Poe of what the plan is.
The best way to get people to trust you and have faith in you when you ask them to do something dangerous is to publicly belittle them.
The big bad didn't matter. Came out of nowhere, died for no purpose.
I was kinda expecting Kylo and Rey to be brother and sister. So that was a subversion as well.
destroyed their fleet with a very obvious tactic that no one ever did ever before in thousands of years of light speed.
How are they gonna have Leia have a part when her actress is dead?
I guess it's perfectly feasible from a tech standpoint now that we have the deepfakes algorithm.
Finn and Poe have no purpose. Luke is dead. Snoke is dead. Rose is the moral voice. Rey is a perfect Mary Sue.
Maybe they can have a poly triad. Progressive like fuck.
I never said she was a the smart moral voice.
He has a target on his back in the next movie.
Finn becomes the bumbling man to Rose's smart woman, Leia becomes Rey's Yoda, Poe dies doing something that Leia tells him not to do, Rey kills Kylo without saving him, and then rides off into the sunset.
i'm better off blocking EU nations than paying link taxes
is it ok to not give a fuck because roseanne is annoying and it was a shitty sitcom?
@Timcast if anyone on the progressive end of the spectrum was going to learn that lesson, then they would've learned it years ago. at this point everyone is entrenched and no one is going to change their opinions. it's just whoever can wield power over the other.
Why is the racial breakdown of cyclists a problem? Are they going to have to hand out cycling licenses and limit the number given to white people?
Maybe pay non-white people to cycle next to white people so cycling lanes feel more diverse?
It's like how in Canada they're complaining that the outdoors is too white.
some things in life are not safe. i don't see how skin color affects that. unless white people have unbreakable skin or something.
you do realize that nobody here is reading your shit
I'm guessing that EU bureaucrats still don't use this new fangled internets thing.
I'm guessing that Ella Dawson hasn't mentioned the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive
The trouble is, is that in today's media environment it's usually not a two way street. The reason Samantha Bee is news is because there was pushback for once. Man bites dog.
Mean comments have been flowing towards figures on the right for years and it's so normal and expected that it's ignored.
I don't really give a fuck about mean comments. If people want to publicly demonstrate that they're classless slime go right ahead. And TV is dead to me anyway so I don't give a damn about shitty left wing comedians or shitty right wing comedians. Cancel the lot as far as I care.
The double standard is demonstrative of a power imbalance though, and that's the troublesome part.
I don't want one viewpoint to have institutional power over another because that's dangerous to society. We need each other. Right now the left has near complete dominance over all media.
For fuck's sake Anita Sarkessian is a guest of honor at Gencon They're coming after my warhams.
We can talk about the culture war as much as we want but it's more of a culture insurgency.
Is this newscaster referring to the MS13 'animals' comment?
Nothing overrides presidential pardon. It's incredibly powerful.
NY can pass laws all they want, and the presidential pardon still works.
The only thing that cannot be pardoned is impeachment.
How is it that, in his capacity as a commentator on a sports network, Keith Olbermann was in a position to talk about a Trump policy, let alone call him a mindless evil baboon?
Isn't he supposed to be talking about sports if he's on ESPN?
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