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by orathaic
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vids from Parler
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: Vids from Parler

It was politically expedient to dump Parler, Google, Apple and Amazon all pulled their (client side apps on the first two's app stores and server side support), none of those companies care about anything except how much money they are likely to make. What I'm reading suggests this is all the video ...
by orathaic
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vids from Parler
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Vids from Parler

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq6cQ--4f90ja7xShfORhnlvnvHaG05zj In case you aren't aware, as various services were withdrawn from Parler, it appears some security vulnerabilities ereopened up, and a huge amount of content was downloaded. From these, we find videos uploaded from DC on the 6th (m...
by orathaic
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?
Replies: 12
Views: 85

Re: Can You Pass A US Citizenship Exam?

19 out of 20, because I went with 6 years for how long representstives are elected (that must be senators) instead or 2 years.

Does every rep get elected every 2 years?
by orathaic
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 153
Views: 6350

Re: US authoritarianism

@CA, I agree that he incited a mob. But I also listened back carefully, and I think he has plausible deniability, good lawyers might get him off. Of course, we have seen that impeachment is a political matter. A Senate trial doesn't have to listen to evidence or all any witnesses... If we see polit...
by orathaic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarian Party Slogans
Replies: 11
Views: 72

Re: Libertarian Party Slogans

He goes on to ask why China has become the largest economy in the world: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP) Which apparently I didn't know had happened. But no wonder USAians are worried about China. Can't have govt investment in a mixed economy demonstrate it is actually...
by orathaic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarian Party Slogans
Replies: 11
Views: 72

Re: Libertarian Party Slogans

Actually this might fit here: dear libertarians What do you say to this 'America has the highest cost of production in the world, not because it's technologically inefficient, the technology is there, the reason is these extra costs* paid for by labour and the employer' Referring to healthcare, tran...
by orathaic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Libertarian Party Slogans
Replies: 11
Views: 72

Re: Libertarian Party Slogans

Libertarians are usually pretty awesome people (at least the ones I have met). I think if we had a government that actually functioned exactly the way they wanted, it would be awful... It's great in theory, but in practice, it would be a disaster taking human nature into account. I hate these 'huma...
by orathaic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 153
Views: 6350

Re: US authoritarianism

@CA, I agree that he incited a mob. But I also listened back carefully, and I think he has plausible deniability, good lawyers might get him off. Of course, we have seen that impeachment is a political matter. A Senate trial doesn't have to listen to evidence or all any witnesses... If we see politi...
by orathaic
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA: A shithole country
Replies: 51
Views: 3439

Re: USA: A shithole country

I think, in reality, we just had a very upsetting brush with fascism I hope you are right. I fear the violence will continue, entitled white supremacists will continue to incite attacks, and Biden's only option will be to enact new laws (to appear to be doing something, when inciting violence is al...
by orathaic
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 153
Views: 6350

Re: US authoritarianism

@Jamie, unfortunately, I don't think it is illegal for Trump to call on them to March. His lawyers would certainly claim he is not responsible for what they did when they got there, as Marchibg and protesting is a 1st amendment right. On the other hand, he is the president, and as such legal/illegal...
by orathaic
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 153
Views: 6350

Re: US authoritarianism

The USA is a failed state. An armed mob, called to Washington by Donald Trump, have stormed into the US Capitol. Shots have been fired. Police are using tear gas inside the Capitol Building to try to supress Trump's militia. Armed Trump supporters are reported to be assaulting the State Parliament ...
by orathaic
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 153
Views: 6350

Re: US authoritarianism

Still 2 loooong weeks more to go. :( I hope there is some way for others to stop the shithead to press the nuclear war button. You'll never know what his next "strategy" could be. Maybe not, latest word seems to suggest that Pence called in the national guard, which suggests the 25th amendment has ...
by orathaic
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 153
Views: 6350

Re: US authoritarianism

Also this:
I am told that the reluctance of DOD to call out the DC guard is because they would come under the command of POTUS, which would obviously be a problem.

https://twitter.com/drfarls/status/1346 ... 66563?s=19
by orathaic
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 153
Views: 6350

Re: US authoritarianism

Despite Georgia, Trump claims he will "never concede" and calls more thugs to arms. Meanwhile lickspittle Republicans prepare to thrust another spear into the side of an already wounded democracy. But there's always something that can be done – #NilDesperandum Oddly enough conceding is not a requir...
by orathaic
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 153
Views: 6350

Re: US authoritarianism

And the violent mob justice which Trump incites: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technolo ... -protests/
by orathaic
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 153
Views: 6350

Re: US authoritarianism

More of the progress in undermining Is democracy which Oct thinks is fine actually:
https://www.inquirer.com/politics/penns ... 10105.html
by orathaic
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless
Replies: 108
Views: 5408

Re: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless

That much is evident from just his Twitter feed, no need to reveal him soliciting fraud...

Also if he is completely delusional, I would say it is harmful to him, as it demonstrates he is unfit for office and should be removed by his cabinet.
by orathaic
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless
Replies: 108
Views: 5408

Re: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless

The fantasy that this is somehow good for Trump.
by orathaic
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless
Replies: 108
Views: 5408

Re: There was massive fraud; Trump won, you're all clueless

Wow, Octx given that current discussions are around whether Georgia will file a criminal complaint against Trump for attempting to perpetrate election fraud I'm not sure where your fantasies come from.

https://youtu.be/D-QnDN_9Bwk
by orathaic
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US authoritarianism
Replies: 153
Views: 6350

Re: US authoritarianism

@Oct, which bit do you think is made up?