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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Doctor X » Sun May 27, 2018 6:19 am

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun May 27, 2018 12:09 pm

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Grammatron wrote:To me it seems your objection is to name-calling in general.
No more meaningful a description than to say that my objection is to them saying words.

It depends what words, and in what context.

A person, even a president, referring to a dangerous person as an "animal"--I might be mildly nettled on general principle, but I wouldn't feel the need to cause a ruckus over it. I don't apply the same significance to words spoken candidly to words carefully chosen. It shows me it was IMPORTANT to them to refer to the group as animals. The importance of it to those crafting the message is what is causing me suspicion.
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First of over 50 in the thread wrote:The ritualized dehumanization of a minority population was the first step toward genocide in Nazi Germany.

The world has seen this kind of rhetoric about immigrants - and this kind of brutal, cruel treatment of women and children.

This isn’t a warning sign. It’s a crisis.
Synopsis: Unlike some long DU threads that are arguments, this is going over just fine with the "base".
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by ed » Sun May 27, 2018 12:29 pm

Pathetic.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by WildCat » Sun May 27, 2018 5:13 pm

I always like to ask the open borders advocates how well open borders (or the inability to control them) worked out for the Indians.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun May 27, 2018 5:55 pm

WildCat wrote: ... inability to control them ...
That one.

Except when they were able. ==> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crow_Creek_massacre

More to the point, it's important to make the distinction between an immigrant (who joins a civilization already in progress) and a conqueror.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun May 27, 2018 6:24 pm

Immigration has become one of those issues where polarization has driven everyone to the extremes, simply to make the other side eat shit. There are now only two camps

1) We don't need any filthy mud people browning up the country, they are all criminals anyway

and

2) There should be no borders at all and everyone should be let in

And if you try to take a position anywhere between those extremes, both sides hate you. Because no one is as concerned about the issue itself as they are in trolling the other side
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun May 27, 2018 6:28 pm

Nyar: So true.

As for intellectual dishonesty, I've even seen Brits on the 'net who say the UK is a "nation of immigrants" (they snagged that phrase from the USA) and list the Normans among the examples of same.

King William the Immigrant.

So liberal of the Anglo Saxons to allow an immigrant to be their king. :lmao:
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by WildCat » Sun May 27, 2018 6:30 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
WildCat wrote: ... inability to control them ...
That one.

Except when they were able. ==> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crow_Creek_massacre

More to the point, it's important to make the distinction between an immigrant (who joins a civilization already in progress) and a conqueror.
A victory here and there doesn't win a war. And I fail to see the difference in your distinction when the outcome is the same - a country whose culture is completely transformed.


And if you don't think a few billion new immigrants (Democrats say anyone who wants to come here should be allowed) will radically change the culture then you're not living in the real world.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun May 27, 2018 6:32 pm

Go back far enough in time and everywhere except central Africa is "A nation of immigrants"
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by WildCat » Sun May 27, 2018 6:47 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:Go back far enough in time and everywhere except central Africa is "A nation of immigrants"
Thank you Captain Obvious!
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun May 27, 2018 6:53 pm

You're welcome Admiral Fuckwad
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun May 27, 2018 7:23 pm

Now boys. :BigGrin3:
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun May 27, 2018 7:38 pm

I'll stop when he does
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun May 27, 2018 8:08 pm

Not singling anybody out.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by WildCat » Tue May 29, 2018 7:19 pm

The New York Times uses fake news to confirm its previous fake news. There was a big kerfuffle a few days ago when the NYT claimed a "senior White House official" said a Trump-Fat Boy meeting was "impossible". Trump tweeted:

So then some reporter leaked the audio from the briefing. Then the NYT's Yashar Ali claims this leaked audio proves Trump lied:

Except nowhere in that audio does the senior White House official, Matt Pottinger, say the meeting is "impossible". The New York Times, and Yashar Ali, flat out lied. not only that but they've repeated the lie since being called out on it, they simply don't care. And neither does the Democratic Party base, they all still claim that Trump lied when he said no senior White House official said the meeting was impossible.

They no longer even care about being called out on their fake news!
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Grammatron » Tue May 29, 2018 7:52 pm

It's almost cartoonish

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by corplinx » Tue May 29, 2018 8:25 pm

They didn't claim Pottinger was the source though nor the briefing until they got pants'd.

They made a false claim with a made up source then tried to find something to back it up when called out.

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed May 30, 2018 7:22 am


Not to pick on Jim Carrey (oh fuck it, he deserves it as much as anyone) but this is the latest Trump outrage meme on the left, and it's not true. Although it is true that parents and children who enter illegally are being separated now, at least temporarily. They are not "lost" or handed over to child traffickers (at least there is no evidence of such).

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/201 ... -lost.html
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Doctor X » Wed May 30, 2018 7:23 am

Is a pizza restaurant involved?





What?

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed May 30, 2018 8:57 am

More on the above:
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/ ... arratives/
Former Obama speechwriter (and current star of the Pod Save America franchise) Jon Favreau spoke for the outraged masses when he tweeted this:
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Outrageous, right? Children being treated like animals at a kennel.

Only problem is that picture was taken in 2014, when you-know-who was president. Oops. :oops:
In the lingo of Twitter, that’s what you call a “self-own.” And this weekend was full of them.
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