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Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by Taure, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. ScottPress

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    @Agayek I think expecting them to realize that is giving them too much credit. There have been examples of this happening (Ghostbusters 2016, YT Adpocalypse hitting progressive channels) and they still expect everyone to cater to them and "when we do it, it's okay".
     
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    Except the Adpocalypse of early 2017 originated with someone/something else entirely (it was The Times who broke it and then the WSJ added to the fun - both links are paywalls, but the relevant info can be seen in what is visible) and hit everyone - political or non-political, left or right - pretty indiscriminately for a while, to the best of my knowledge. Sure, the end result was that a lot of political channels were cut off from the money tree, but I've my doubts that this was all some kind of Progressive Plot as you seem to cast it.

    Unless you're talking about another adpocalypse, in which case some enlightenment would be appreciated.

    Re: Mastercard itself - shouldn't* go anywhere, probably. It'll get some measure of votes, but I'd be surprised if that reached above 25 %, and a good amount of those might also be people who didn't quite read deep enough anyway - people who fail the bullshit test as per Jon Stewart.

    *And to be completely clear because I just know your habits: I use this in both the prognosticating and value judgement sense.

    Julian Assange was convicted yesterday.

    And there's a court hearing today on the US's extradition request.
     
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    @Oment re:Adpocalypse, there have been several. The PDP WSJ mess, then the Elsa/ Spiderman videos, and most recently it was because of creepy comments on some videos of kids (I think?) which lead to a wave of "ban the pedos commenting on videos". The point is that it went "X is having dangerous opinions, ban it", YT tweaks the algo and it ends up also hitting the people who cried foul in the first place.

    It's another pebble on the heap of the culture war that started online. The draconian shit ends up being draconian towards everybody.
     
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    Adding more fuel to the dumpster fire this thread is and proving that the right just doesn't quite get the left.

    Socialists recently won in Spain. The local fascists are losing their minds over this fact, and have therefore created a new boogeyman:
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    "If you see me it's too late... Boo! You're gay now."
     
  5. Oment

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    Gaysper is love, Gaysper is life.
     
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    'Marica' is closer to 'sissy' than 'gay'. It doubts your masculinity, not your sexuality.

    Still funny though.
     
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    Having the gay sneak up on me would honestly be kind of interesting. Like I've never found much pleasure in the masculine form, but bam one day it'd just be dicks dicks dicks. Mayhaps increasing the range will increase the success rate as well. Ah well one can only dream.

    I'd say there's just less than zero mutual respect between the right and the left at this juncture. It also seems as if its getting worse. Everyone on the right is a patriarchal alt-right anti-semite! Everyone on the left is a misguided freedom hating libtard!

    Is anybody here convinced of the validity of the other side's doctrine?
     
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    I think DLP members can generally recognize the merit of an opposing view even if they disagree with it, and I also think this is not the thread for this, so let's stop before we derail this shit.
     
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    My bank account and student loans would be very grateful if it did...
     
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    Firefox broke today and disabled everyone's extensions. I'd forgotten how awful the internet looks when you browse without some form of noscript...
     
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    If at first you don’t succeed…

    Haven’t got an English-language link yet, but apparently the mayoral election in Istanbul has been annulled and will be repeated.

    Two guesses as to who will win this time, and the first one doesn’t count.

    EDIT: stupid word suggestion tool.
     
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    So in Denver we voted to decriminalize mushrooms. Keep it going lads
     
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    And again I must congratulate drugs on winning the War on Drugs.
     
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    Haha, it reminds me of when Australia declared war against Emus, and then subsequently lost.

    Though, this was flora winning, not fauna.
     
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    Author may loose book deal after reporting black train employee for eating on the train.

    This seems wrong to me. Is it a dick move to report someone for eating on the train? Sure, but it doesn't seem a racist dick move. It's a valid complaint, the woman was clearly going against the policy of her own employer, while in uniform.

    Some might say she tried to get the woman fired/disiplined for being rude when challenged, it backfired on her and Kama's a bitch, I kinda see that. But I still don't think it's motivated by racism, so it rubs me the wrong way.
     
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    That's fucking ridiculous. This is completely divorced from white people calling the police on black people for stupid reasons. This was an employee breaking the rules of their place of work, being rude when asked about it, and the person bringing it up to the company. Race had nothing to do with it, and this author's career is now in jeopardy.

    What a load of crap.
     
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