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261   Onvacation   2022 Apr 26, 8:45pm  

Insights into the deal. It's all about the shareholders.

262   AmericanKulak   2022 Apr 26, 8:54pm  

Holy Shit! Thanks @Onvacation

That Leslie Berland (Twitter CMO) is a total loon: "Musk has questionable ethics". And sounds like a "Strong Woman" which is now what they call that rhymes with "Switch"

Link to this Exact part:
https://rumble.com/embed/vzxw6q/?pub=4slod
263   cisTits   2022 Apr 26, 9:40pm  

Patrick says
I think I'll apply to Twitter for a job now.


I am thinking the same thing.
264   Patrick   2022 Apr 27, 9:53am  


Michael Berry
@MichaelBerrySho
17h
Instead of wasting $44 billion buying Twitter, Elon Musk could have spent it on the Clinton Global Initiative to eradicate poverty throughout the Clinton family.
Apr 26, 2022 · 11:29 PM UTC
265   Patrick   2022 Apr 27, 9:59am  


rwmalonemd
@rwmalonemd
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6h
Further regarding DJT sr getting deplatformed from Twitter. I think it was an early sign of the coming over reach by a political group (Uniparty collectivist-globalists) that thought it had won the final battle. They did it because they could. There are plenty of mean tweeting people on Twitter.

This was really about defenestration of a political opponent.

We should call it what it is.
Posted on 3:05 AM · Apr 27th, 2022


https://gettr.com/post/p17acqebe6e?source=patrick.net
266   Patrick   2022 Apr 27, 10:00am  


rwmalonemd
@rwmalonemd
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Let's look back for a moment. Why was Trump deplatformed from Twitter? What specific thing? Because he was mean to people? It was way before January 06, so that is not the reason. Was there an official offense? "Glorification of violence policy"? Because he would not go to the inauguration? Pretty contrived.
https://techcrunch.com/2021/01/08/why-...

In my case it was posting the video of the Canadian COVID care alliance regarding the Pfizer clinical trials of the mRNA vaccine. https://www.canadiancovidcarealliance.org/media-resources...

All of which was demonstrably true, and is now further validated by the court-ordered disclosure of the FDA documents.


https://gettr.com/post/p179ursd433?source=patrick.net
269   AmericanKulak   2022 Apr 27, 4:00pm  

Jedi has learned techniques from the Master.




Right down to the parenthesis.

"Strzok and Paige (The Two Lovebirds)..."
"The New York Times (Which is failing badly)"
270   AmericanKulak   2022 Apr 27, 4:22pm  

Speaking of Jedi, the great follower count reshifting is happening:
271   Ceffer   2022 Apr 27, 4:34pm  

AmericanKulak says
Jedi has learned techniques from the Master.

It looks like he has waited for all the Starlink stuff to get up there before going to town. Some were upset he offered Starlink to Ukraine to keep their comms and internet going, but that was kind of like DARPA offering the people a 'free' spy app called Facebook. I wonder who was getting all that Starlink communication traffic?
273   AmericanKulak   2022 Apr 27, 7:47pm  



And get rid of the kiosks. Ever since they were installed, McD's has gotten much slower. No human cashier = no accountability. Just a number on a screen, no face to order. So the cashier never turns to the supervisor and says "That guy has been waiting 10 minutes." "Oh, no, I see the problem. Harry, get the fries on."

Instead the minutes just go by as you wait . I waited 20-30 minutes North of Orlando and waited an hour in Brevard. It was so bad the Uber drivers got cancellations and people left without food. And yes, I go once a week for my kid to get a cheeseburger. Even the turnpike one was slower than shit. I never remember fast food being this slow - and never remember Dunkies closing at 5PM, drive-thru only, or not having anything after 1PM. Frankly, I think corporate America stopped giving a fuck, and it reminds me to buy from real people and small business.
274   mell   2022 Apr 27, 8:17pm  

AmericanKulak says


And get rid of the kiosks. Ever since they were installed, McD's has gotten much slower. No human cashier = no accountability. Just a number on a screen, no face to order. So the cashier never turns to the supervisor and says "That guy has been waiting 10 minutes." "Oh, no, I see the problem. Harry, get the fries on."

Instead the minutes just go by as you wait . I waited 20-30 minutes North of Orlando and waited an hour in Brevard. It was so bad the Uber drivers got cancellations and people left without food. And yes, I go once a week for my kid to get a cheeseburger. Even the turnpike one was slower than shit. I never remember fast food being this slow - and never remember Dunkies closing at 5PM, drive-thru only, or not having anything after 1PM. Frankly, I think corporate America stopped giving a fuck, and it reminds me to buy from real people and small business.


Agreed. Most of the automation has gone horribly wrong. Even the automated barista you see at a few airports and downtowns only.

Goes without saying that corporate America has used the scamdemic to drastically cut back on any and all customer service. 24/7 service is so 2018, it's now monday to friday 8 to 3 ET or fuck you. And you now get machines that will refuse you the option to to talk to a representative and even purposefully hang up on you. lol
276   AmericanKulak   2022 Apr 27, 9:42pm  

mell says
And you now get machines that will refuse you the option to to talk to a representative and even purposefully hang up on you. lol


Yep, had this experience just yesterday with the Power Company. Took over my ex-wife's bill (I try not to give her money but rather pay bills, which have a record and I know things are paid), paid the past few months, all of a sudden there's an extra month's charge and a bigass late fee. Took me 30 minutes of calling to get somebody in India... and the phone system kept sending copies of my bill to my email like 5 times until I figured out how to get a fucking person since I knew what the amount was, I was disputing it. Any case, they lifted the late fees but I got stuck with an extra power bill, dammit. Turns out she didn't pay the month before she had me start paying, but because of COVID or something it never showed up until now.
277   zzyzzx   2022 Apr 28, 5:52am  

AmericanKulak says
And get rid of the kiosks. Ever since they were installed, McD's has gotten much slower.


Self serve kiosks are slower because most people are morons. It take more then one self serve kiosk to replace one human cashier.
279   Tenpoundbass   2022 Apr 28, 6:12am  

This event has given me another example of why Trump fails.
He is a Pompus showboat blowhard, that wants all of the credit and all of the glory for "Make America Great Again".
Every time someone comes along with a MAGA or America first gesture, and wish to combine forces with Trump. He trashes them, and kicks it down, and tries to distance himself as far away from it as possible. Now one could ponder the reason being he's wary of sabatures sent to engraciate himself only to crap on him and undermine his efforts. That would be a valid point, except he accepts every vile disgusting Snake Viper, Wolf in Sheep's clothing, and Mule Skinner that was sent his way to fill a government spot, when he was President. The only person he picked that didn't stab him in the back was Ben Carson.

But yet he refuses to shake any America First hand that is extended to him. He smites them down, and talks shit.

The Truth is Truth Social isn't going to go anywhere. It's doomed to fail hard and fast. How many months has it been already and it's still not a growing community. There's no daily Truth Social posts from Trump. It's as if Trump will only join his own fucking Social network AFTER it reaches critical mass. "Oh I'll post on my own platform, if millions of you assholes join and post millions of posts a day.

The Tech industry is huge foe of freedom loving MAGA movement. Musk comes along and buys it, and straight away there was a buzz that Trump would join. What did Asshole do? He released a statement to the effect, "There's no way in hell I'll ever join Twitter, because it's what people expect me to do, I'm going to do what I want to do!" at least that's the way he comes across.
He could have been more gracious and sent out message celebrating the new management and the slaying of one of the giants. As for joining or now, he should have said he will be watching and following to see how it turns out, as for joining "We'll See!".

Instead he puts out a definitive statement that he will no doubt have to back track if it does take off and freedom is restored. Hell I may even join Twitter if it turns out right. I mean I wont right now, but I'm more open than I ever have been or would have been. At least there's a chance if things go well. Which we all know Trump would join under the same sentiment, no matter what he said in his press release. Which makes him a bit of a Mealy Mouthed Milquetoast doofus!

He still has my vote in 2024, only because his real worth is what he can do for America on a international stage and benefits it gives our economy. That's why he needs other MAGA minded people, for him to pull of his plan. But instead he'll go in there again, and accept every Cock Roach and Snaggle toothed Rat they send him, like happened in his presidency.
281   GNL   2022 Apr 28, 7:12am  

Tenpoundbass says
This event has given me another example of why Trump fails.
He is a Pompus showboat blowhard, that wants all of the credit and all of the glory for "Make America Great Again".
Every time someone comes along with a MAGA or America first gesture, and wish to combine forces with Trump. He trashes them, and kicks it down, and tries to distance himself as far away from it as possible. Now one could ponder the reason being he's wary of sabatures sent to engraciate himself only to crap on him and undermine his efforts. That would be a valid point, except he accepts every vile disgusting Snake Viper, Wolf in Sheep's clothing, and Mule Skinner that was sent his way to fill a government spot, when he was President. The only person he picked that didn't stab him in the back was Ben Carson.

But yet he refuses to shake any America First hand that is extended to him. He smites them down, and talks shit.

The Truth is Truth Social isn't going to go anywhere. It's doomed to fail...

Yeah, I agree with your summation.
282   WookieMan   2022 Apr 28, 8:06am  

zzyzzx says
Self serve kiosks are slower because most people are morons

This. My first W-2 job was a bagger at a grocery store when I was 14. I like the self serve to be honest, because I know how to use it and be quick about it. Even with full service I'll still put my frozen foods next to each other, cold stuff like cheese together, boxes together, etc. to make it quicker for them to bag it. And living in the country I need to keep the cold stuff with cold stuff for a 20-30 minute drive. I'm polite, but if I see them fucking up bagging I do say something.

McDonalds it makes no sense to automate it. Though I rarely go. Last time I dealt with it I just walked away and let the wife handle it. No patience on my end. It's so much easier to say I want a #4 or whatever with large fry and Coke to a person that uses the system daily. Groceries are different if you've had to scan them and bag them for hours a day in the past. Problem is most people are morons as you mention. You'd think after a good 15 years or so of these systems people would get better?
283   NDrLoR   2022 Apr 28, 8:46am  

Onvacation says
straight, white, men!
The horror!
284   NDrLoR   2022 Apr 28, 9:00am  

mell says
Dunkies closing at 5PM, drive-thru only
The Wendy's on Valley Mills Dr. that has been there since there was Wendy's has gotten so bad you never know when the dining room will be open. When it is, it's bedlam. There'll be five people gathered around the registers trying to figure out what's going on. I waited 30 minutes for an order and when the trio that ordered after me got their order, I told them I wanted mine next. They looked at the screen and I hadn't even been put in the queue.
285   Patrick   2022 Apr 28, 9:38am  

https://nitter.net/StephenM/status/1519313985350381576?source=patrick.net#m


Stephen Miller
@StephenM
Apr 27
I, for one, am enraged by the sinister @elonmusk plot to allow ordinary citizens—many without PHDs, let alone NYT subscriptions—to freely express themselves & question the unblemished wisdom of politicians, gov’t experts, even CEOs. This is the dark & dangerous road to democracy.
Apr 27, 2022 · 1:54 PM UTC
287   Patrick   2022 Apr 28, 9:55am  

https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/youve-been-misinformed/?source=patrick.net


Isn’t it obvious by now that pervasive dishonesty is the foremost crisis of many crises in Western Civ generally and American life in particular? All our authorities have made themselves false, lying their way into the broad collapse of confidence that drives the nation toward some culminating horror show of strife and loss.

The go-to lever of concerted mind-fuckery has been the term-of-art misinformation, applied especially to things and propositions that are truthful — thereby confounding the public’s ability to discern truth in anything, or to discover how they are being misled in matters of life and death. We’ve allowed the worst in human nature to disgrace ourselves. Satan, Father of Lies, is Western Civ’s paragon of disgrace, and so American life appears more and more Satanic and disgraceful.

All this was epitomized in the operation of Twitter, the cheerful little bluebird of social messaging which evolved in a very few years into an instrument of coercion, punishment, deception, and lying, until it became clear that Twitter’s misinformation was misinformation itself. Half the nation doesn’t believe anything it is told by those in authority and the other half revels in its reckless abuse of authority.

And so, it’s refreshing to see one Elon Musk act to seize control of this Satanic vector of disgrace. Mr. Musk appears motivated to defeat the culture of lying by restoring open debate in the ubiquitous online public arena. It’s a heroic deed. But, you see, it’s not merely Twitter’s management or its biggest shareholders that Mr. Musk is messing with, but malign forces in the US government, which have surreptitiously taken control of Twitter and other social media to work its will on events. If you don’t know that Twitter, Facebook, and Google are proxies serving the US Intel Community, then you have not been paying attention.

Using Twitter to impose that culture of pervasive dishonesty in public chatter is what gave permission for all others to follow the script. Medicine has succeeded completely in disgracing and destroying itself by lying about everything connected to Covid-19, from its origins, to the insanely outlawed treatments for it, to the harmful actions of the vaccines, to the hidden data that might tell us the results of all that lying. Twitter set the tone for that with its censorship policies. Anyone who suggested that lockdowns, masking, remdesivir protocols, and vaccine mandates violated common decency was tossed out of the arena, often with added punishment of losing a career, a professional license, a livelihood, and having to endure the betrayal of colleagues cowed into silence.

Twitter also enabled the suicide of higher education, which has succumbed to a plague of Jacobin craziness that would embarrass the inmates of an old-time locked ward. The failure of authority on campus is cosmic. Can you name a single college president who has raised a voice against such manifest idiocy as men competing in women’s sports, the invention of ersatz fields of study, the re-segregation of dormitories and graduation ceremonies, the shouting down of invited lecturers, the persecution of free-thinking faculty, the kangaroo courts for sex disputes, and a hundred other violations of intellect and decency?

All this coerced insanity has been nurtured by social media’s sly mechanisms for bending narrative into propaganda: their beloved algorithms, all fine-tuned to destroy anything that touches on truth. The result is a country so marinated in falsehood that it can’t construct a coherent consensus of reality, and can’t take coherent actions to avert its own collapse.

Mighty forces are marshalling to prevent Elon Musk from buying up Twitter stock and taking the company private. BlackRock, Vanguard, the prince regent of Saudi Arabia are all principal stockholders in Twitter, with gazillions in capital to theoretically match and overcome Mr. Musk’s moves. Meanwhile, the Tesla boss maintains a prankish self-confidence in this exploit, offering cryptically comic gibes to a news media that is openly vested in opposing him. You have to suppose that he’s gamed out the gamble. He’s looking like someone who has dealt out a hand of cards aiming to shoot-the-moon.

The prospect of an open public arena for ideas is exhilarating all of a sudden, considering how the information-stream got hijacked in service to the wicked. It’s fun to see their tortured casuistry as they plead for “content moderation” — the phrase du jour for censorship, as if it were a good thing rather than the opposite of anything good. This feels like the beginning of something positive after a long siege of political degeneracy. Let the sunshine in to disinfect the arena. Cast the Demons back into darkness. You go, Elon!
288   Patrick   2022 Apr 28, 10:00am  

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/fcc-commissioner-shoots-down-absurd-claim-that-the-federal-government-can-block-musks-twitter-purchase?source=patrick.net


"It does not surprise me to see that some interest groups are planning on throwing the kitchen sink at this transaction in an effort to derail it," Carr added in a statement to FOX Business.

"Of course, the FCC has no authority to block this transaction. And while I am not in a position to speak for the DOJ or the FTC -- the other agencies that were identified in that Open Markets Institute release -- I am not aware of any basis upon which any federal agency can block it," he said. "But I defer to those agencies to speak to the scope of their authorities."

"Suffice [it] to say, it is far from clear that the groups objecting to this transaction are going to do so because they're interested in the neutral application of competition and antitrust laws -- these efforts look like a move motivated by a desire to prevent the free exchange of political views on Twitter," Carr concluded.
292   richwicks   2022 Apr 28, 1:38pm  

Tenpoundbass says
The Truth is Truth Social isn't going to go anywhere. It's doomed to fail hard and fast.


You don't understand the problem.

There's a bunch of money invested in Truth Social, Trump can't abandon it just because Twitter was purchased by Elon Musk. He has a fiduciary duty to keep it going.
293   mell   2022 Apr 28, 2:24pm  

WookieMan says
zzyzzx says
Self serve kiosks are slower because most people are morons

This. My first W-2 job was a bagger at a grocery store when I was 14. I like the self serve to be honest, because I know how to use it and be quick about it. Even with full service I'll still put my frozen foods next to each other, cold stuff like cheese together, boxes together, etc. to make it quicker for them to bag it. And living in the country I need to keep the cold stuff with cold stuff for a 20-30 minute drive. I'm polite, but if I see them fucking up bagging I do say something.

McDonalds it makes no sense to automate it. Though I rarely go. Last time I dealt with it I just walked away and let the wife handle it. No patience on my end. It's so much easier to say I want a #4 or whatever with large fry and Coke to a person that uses the system daily. Groceries are different if you've had to scan them an...


No, the problem is that with the increase in ability and smarts of AI/Automation systems there is a proportional decrease of ability and smarts in the common people. Idiocracy demonstrated this phenomenon many years ago
294   Hircus   2022 Apr 28, 3:43pm  

Tenpoundbass says
Instead he puts out a definitive statement that he will no doubt have to back track if it does take off and freedom is restored. Hell


My first thought when he bluntly said no to rejoining twitter was that he knew doing that would kill truth social, because many people wish to join there specifically to hear trump. If he were to mitigate that exclusive benefit of joining, it would probably make his business partners and investors furious at him, not to mention hurt his own pockets.

But I suspect hell go back to twitter in time (after TS flounders)
295   richwicks   2022 Apr 28, 4:11pm  

Hircus says
But I suspect hell go back to twitter in time (after TS flounders)


Musk may find out he can't change Twatter and in which case Truth Social can be a competitor.

Trump may find out that Truth Social does OK even despite Twatter doing well and reforming as well, but could angle that into a buyout of Truth Social by Twatter.

I don't think Trump should go back to Twatter not just yet, but TS needs a fucking web interface.
296   Tenpoundbass   2022 Apr 28, 5:18pm  

Elon Musk posted this earlier
297   Hircus   2022 Apr 28, 5:33pm  

I really like this one.


Although if a bad actor were to want access to someone's DMs, I dont see why they cant just turn off the encryption, or man in the middle it. Of course you probably need to change twitter code to do that, but big govt can make that happen. But, at least theres a chance, assuming the e2e is done well, that they cannot read past DMs, only future DMs after changing the code.

I wonder how many twitter employees have been spying on conservative DMs?
298   richwicks   2022 Apr 28, 7:37pm  

Hircus says
But, at least theres a chance, assuming the e2e is done well, that they cannot read past DMs,


The only reason to have a centralized server is to intercept communication today. I'm working with NAT traversal right now which allows your machine to DIRECTLY communicate with my machine (through multiple servers of course, but not a centralized one - just switches). This is frustratingly hard as shit to figure out how it works, but once you understand it, it's amazingly simple.

Skype was E2E P2P originally. Making P2P is entirely undocumented (I'LL FIX THAT GOD DAMN IT) but one you get past that point, E2E is truly possible.

The whole internet today is based on the idea that these two things are "hard to do" - and they aren't.
299   GNL   2022 Apr 28, 7:56pm  

Tenpoundbass says
Elon Musk posted this earlier

Overton window?
300   richwicks   2022 Apr 28, 8:06pm  

WineHorror1 says
Overton window?


No, the "Overton Window" is from center to the left in the last drawing. Overton Window is what beliefs and thoughts are allowed to be discussed dictated by the media in polite society. You can't discuss the (now) 800 people who are in prison for protesting that they thought was an rigged election on January 6th within that context. Who mentions it? Nobody does, so you can't either.

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