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331   Rin   2022 Apr 30, 8:49am  

WineHorror1 says
Rin says
We already have affordable hybrids.

What do you consider an affordable hybrid?

Thanks to the effects of inflation, that would be the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid at $23-28K which is roughly in the similar territory as its ICU counterpart w/ options separating the pricing areas. So that's 49 mpg (Hybrid) vs ~29 mpg (ICU) in the city where the difference is made up in terms of annual gas costs.
334   PeopleUnited   2022 Apr 30, 8:06pm  

Patrick says

They are worried that people will start telling the truth and that people will stop believing their lies.
336   gabbar   2022 May 1, 12:05pm  

Tendency to conform among women is higher than in men.
337   GNLusedtobeWi   2022 May 1, 12:58pm  

gabbar says

Tendency to conform among women is higher than in men.

Men cater to women too much.
338   HeadSet   2022 May 1, 2:07pm  

WineHorror1 says
Men cater to women too much.

Gotta get laid somehow.
339   AmericanKulak   2022 May 1, 3:33pm  

gabbar says

Tendency to conform among women is higher than in men.

Can't quote that 1984 line enough.
340   RWSGFY   2022 May 1, 4:47pm  

I understand the free speech angle Elon is playing, but from the business POV it doesn't look all that good to me. Twatter is not profitable and while it's said that their main source of revenue is ads I don't remember seeing a single ad while watching all that war porn during the last two months. (I don't have an account though, because the fuckers wanted my cell phone #, but I don't think they show ads for people with accounts only because it would create a reverse incentive to join).

What's the plan: more ads, subscription fees?
343   AmericanKulak   2022 May 1, 10:25pm  

A year or so ago, Shatner was being nagged and cajoled by SJWs into supporting 'cancelling' something, he refused to get involved, and basically called them all bullies.
344   Patrick   2022 May 2, 10:08am  


Since Elon Musk pounced on Twitter, are you not amazed to see just how dedicated to the suppression of speech the Left is? Censorship is the Left’s very spark-of-life. Everything they stand for is so false and lawless that truth magnetically repels them. Now, this may surprise you, but truth and reality are joined at the hip, so when you work hard to suppress one, you are also stomping the face of the other. “Disinformation” just means anything that the Left doesn’t want you to say out loud.

The truth is that everything the Left stands for these days is some kind of a hustle — which is the cheap street version of a racket, meaning an effort to extract something of value from you dishonestly. It’s the only way they know how to operate. It necessarily and chiefly depends on the deployment of lies, which, by definition are propositions at odds with reality. The more they traffic in lies, the further they must distance themselves from reality and try to coerce you to go along with evermore absurdity: mostly peaceful riots… men-with-ovaries… free and fair elections… insurrection… conspiracy theories… Lia Thomas in the fast lane… safe and effective vaccines…. Believe it or else!

The Left ends up at war with reality. That adds up to a bad business model for running a society, and the results are now plain to see. What in the USA is not failing these days? Our Potemkin economy of nail parlors, porn sites, pizza huts, casinos, drugs, and helicopter money? Our reckless relations with other countries? Public and higher education? Medicine? Financial markets? The sputtering engine of government under a phantom president? It’s all sinking into chaos and incoherence. For now, food just costs more than ever; wait until it’s simply unavailable. Nobody will care about anything else after that.

All this failure requires cover stories, narratives. Russia did it! Covid-19 did it! White supremacists did it! Trump did it! Narrative failure would equal failure of the Left altogether, so the Left requires the sturdiest possible apparatus for suppressing counter-narratives that lean in the direction of reality, its enemy. The Left found that apparatus in social media, the new vehicle for political debate, especially Twitter, which was so easily, blatantly, and dishonestly manipulated backstage by mysterious code ninjas. Twitter enjoys subsidy relations with government that incline it to do the government’s bidding. In effect, the government enlisted Twitter to undermine and over-ride American’s first amendment protections, by proxy.

Now we have the Disinformation Governance Board to be run by a TikTok musical comedy star, Nina Jankowicz, an instant laughingstock, since retailing disinformation has been her main occupation in the scant years she’s been on the Deep State scene. Ms. Jankowicz is a notorious RussiaGate hoaxer and psy-op agent in the October 2020 emergence of Hunter Biden’s laptop. She has zero credibility as anything but a professional falsifier. Her Disinfo Governance Board has no authority to regulate anything. It’s just a lame charade that can only draw more attention to the Left’s hatred of truth and reality. The Left pretends that free speech is a threat to civilization because, as usual, they are projecting psychologically. Their world is a mirror. In fact, the Left is a threat to civilization.

Behind all this is the growing panic in the Left that they are culpable for an enormous raft of crimes committed against their own country, and will eventually end up in court, in prison, or worse. Mr. Durham is just the leading edge of what will eventually be a heavy blade of judgment falling down on their necks. He’s busy sorting out the “Russia collusion” flimflam that turned into a coup to oust Mr. Trump, but that is only the beginning. In November, the Democrats will lose control of Congress and its oversight powers of agency operations, and in 2023 there will be inquiries galore into the neo-Jacobin craziness imposed on our country by the folks behind “Joe Biden.”

That includes such dicey matters as the several years malevolent mismanagement of Covid-19, which looks more and more like a deliberate effort to kill a large number of citizens, and then moving along to the behind-the-scenes official support for those 2020BLM /Antifa riots, the ballot shenanigans around the last presidential election, the colossal failure to enforce border security (featuring Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkis), the Biden Regime’s conduct in provoking and prolonging the war between Russia and Ukraine, and (not least) the overseas moneygrubbing of President Biden’s family, as documented in Hunter’s laptop. I’m sure I left a few things out.

If Mr. Biden is still on-the-scene in January next year, he’ll be the first president not only impeached but convicted and removed by the Senate. And if for some reason he avoids criminal prosecution for treason out of some pitiful need for the government to maintain official decorum before the rest of the world, his brothers and his degenerate son may not be so lucky.
345   Patrick   2022 May 2, 2:27pm  


Twitter Bans Rational Ground Writer and Analyst
Here's what we know so far!

Justin Hart

Our powerhouse Team Reality colleague Jessica Hockett (aka @EWoodhouse7) was banned from Twitter over the weekend. She has been a stellar advocate for reason and data-backed analysis during the pandemic. Her efforts lead to big discoveries and one particular inquiry forced the CDC to totally revamp its numbers.

So Twitter does not seem dedicated to free speech at all, at least not yet.
348   GNLusedtobeWi   2022 May 2, 3:28pm  

Patrick says


Twitter Bans Rational Ground Writer and Analyst
Here's what we know so far!

Justin Hart

Our powerhouse Team Reality colleague Jessica Hockett (aka @EWoodhouse7) was banned from Twitter over the weekend. She has been a stellar advocate for reason and data-backed analysis during the pandemic. Her efforts lead to big discoveries and one particular inquiry forced the CDC to totally revamp its numbers.

So Twitter does not seem dedicated to free speech at all, at least not yet.

Does Musk officially own Twitter yet?
350   Patrick   2022 May 3, 6:28pm  

Elon's got balls!
353   Eric Holder   2022 May 4, 5:32pm  

Patrick says

Elon's got balls!

354   Patrick   2022 May 5, 9:24am  


To that end, I’ve compiled 100 facts that censorious Democrats might not like but Musk-owned Twitter should let people tweet.

1. Boys and girls are different.

2. Ivermectin works.

3. Cloth masks aren’t effective.

4. Lockdowns caused more harm than good.

5. Hunter Biden’s laptop is real.

6. Black Lives Matter is a grift.

7. Joe Biden was involved in Hunter’s sketchy foreign business.

8. Rachel Levine is a man.

9. The 2020 election was rigged.

10. People who teach gender identity to kindergarteners are groomers.

11. Preborn children are living humans.

12. “Gender affirmation” is child abuse.

13. AR-15s aren’t assault weapons.

14. Shotguns kick harder than semi-automatic rifles.

15. Gas prices are Joe Biden’s fault.

16. Inflation isn’t Vladimir Putin’s fault.

17. Covid vaccines don’t keep you from getting the WuFlu.

18. Covid vaccines don’t keep you from spreading the WuFlu.

19. Covid vaccines were a success of the Trump administration.

20. Peaceful protests aren’t fiery.

21. Donald Trump didn’t collude with Russia.

22. Barack Obama spied on the Trump campaign.

23. Covid probably escaped from a lab.

24. Communist China is committing genocide.

25. Roe v. Wade is bad case law.

26. College is overrated.

27. “Government-funded” means taxpayer-funded.

28. The world is not ending from climate change in the next decade.

29. Clean energy isn’t clean.

30. Fauci lied. People died.

31. Murdering babies in utero isn’t “eradicating” Down syndrome.

32. “Latinx” is not a real word.

33. The 1619 Project is historically inaccurate.

34. Drag Queen Story Hour is not a blessing of liberty.

35. Stacey Abrams has never been governor of Georgia.

36. Donald Trump never incited an insurrection.

37. “Mainstream” doesn’t define the corporate press.

38. Children have a right to a mother and a father.

39. Jack Phillips did nothing wrong.

40. Trans policies are hurting women.

41. Critical race theory is ideological poison.

42. Public schools are corrupted by critical race theory.

43. Conservative parents aren’t “domestic terrorists.”

44. Transition regret is real.

45. Paper straws suck.

46. Minimum wage isn’t supposed to be a “living wage.”

47. Obesity shouldn’t be celebrated.

48. The United States should not go to war with Russia.

49. Joe Biden is a plagiarist.

50. Declaring a no-fly zone over Ukraine would be declaring war on Russia.

51. Abortion isn’t health care.

52. Wrong-sex hormones aren’t health care.

53. Covid is no longer an emergency.

54. Jobs recovered after government-induced lockdowns aren’t “new jobs.”

55. Mask mandates didn’t work.

56. Vaccine mandates didn’t work.

57. Parents should have a say in what their children learn in taxpayer-funded schools.

58. Brett Kavanaugh isn’t a gang rapist.

59. You can define “woman” without being a biologist.

60. Taylor Lorenz is a doxxer.

61. Satire isn’t hate speech.

62. Common Core is a failure.

63. The deep state is real.

64. “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” was a lie.

65. Strong borders matter.

66. The Jan. 6 Committee is a sham.

67. The first impeachment of Donald Trump was a sham.

68. The second impeachment of Donald Trump was a sham.

69. Censorship by non-state actors is still censorship.

70. Pornographic books are not appropriate for elementary schoolers.

71. Hatred for white people based on their skin color is racism.

72. Children don’t need smartphones.

73. Masculinity isn’t toxic.

74. Feminism lied to women.

75. Student loan forgiveness advantages high-earning doctors and lawyers most.

76. Disney hates your values.

77. Joe Biden wrecked the economy.

78. Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was deadly.

79. Careers don’t bring women more happiness than motherhood.

80. Ketanji Brown Jackson went soft on child porn offenders.

81. Hunter Biden lied on a federal background check form to illegally buy a gun.

82. Trans bathroom policies put girls in danger.

83. Jan. 6 rioters didn’t kill anyone.

84. Black Lives Matter rioters killed dozens of people.

85. Florida’s Parental Right in Education Law still allows people to “say gay.”

86. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home policies killed people.

87. Silence isn’t violence.

88. Speech isn’t violence.

89. Border Patrol agents didn’t whip migrants.

90. Joe Biden hasn’t apologized for lying that they did.

91. Lia Thomas is a man.

92. Rochelle Walensky colluded with teachers unions to keep schools closed.

93. Children have never been at significant risk of death from Covid-19.

94. This inflation isn’t transitory.

95. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee funded the Steele dossier.

96. The Steele dossier was bogus.

97. Rep. Eric Swalwell hasn’t denied sleeping with a Chinese spy.

98. Biden’s director of the Bureau of Land Management is an eco-terrorist.

99. Mark Zuckerberg paid to staff government elections offices with Democrats.

100. The corporate media are fake news.
355   Patrick   2022 May 5, 9:49am  

Dunno if it's true, but I can't imagine Bin Talal being for free speech about Saudi Arabia.
356   Hircus   2022 May 5, 11:27am  

Patrick says
Dunno if it's true, but I can't imagine Bin Talal being for free speech about Saudi Arabia.

I think he was also vocal about not selling twitter to elon. I think he said he believed twtr future value was very high, so he didnt want to sell his stake now. But I suppose the next best move for him in such a case would be to ask elon to let him in on a stake in the private company, if he can no longer have a public stake.
358   joshuatrio   2022 May 5, 1:04pm  

Patrick says

That is a Tweet that would have instantly gotten you banned only about a week ago. I had to check that it's really there:


Kustler: you either like him or you hate him, but he's been pretty damn consistent over the years.
360   AmericanKulak   2022 May 5, 10:03pm  

Patrick says


Holy shit.

He even retweeted an article about George Soros, Obama, and the Euroweenies colluding to sign an anti-Musk letter.

361   Patrick   2022 May 6, 8:04am  


REVEALED: George Soros, Clinton and Obama staffers and European governments are behind anti-Musk campaign to force big corporations to boycott Twitter - after Elon demanded to know 'who funds these organizations?'
A group of 26 activist organizations and NGOs signed a letter to companies who advertise on Twitter, warning them to reconsider if Elon Musk makes changes
Musk has pledged to lift the 'censorship' of Twitter: critics worry that he will give free rein to those trafficking in hate speech and dangerous scientific theories
The letter writers said that Musk 'will further toxify our information ecosystem and be a direct threat to public safety'
They wrote: 'Twitter risks becoming a cesspool of misinformation, with your brand attached'
Musk replied, wanting to know who was behind the 26 groups signing the letter, and commenting: 'Sunlight is the best disinfectant'
362   Patrick   2022 May 6, 8:40am  


And so, the derangement volume knob over Twitter changing ownership stays up at eleven. Imagine what will happen if the supposedly 70-odd percent of Americans who got vaxxed learn in a re-liberated Twitter Zone that the Covid-19 vaccines are not “safe and effective.” According to Zero Hedge, twenty-six globalist NGOs with ties to George Soros signed a letter saying, “Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter will further toxify our information ecosystem and be a direct threat to public safety, especially among those already most vulnerable and marginalized.”

They are, as usual, projecting — since what is a greater threat to public safety than inducing tens of millions of frightened citizens to accept multiple shots of a poorly-tested pharmaceutical cocktail that can kill you six ways to Sunday? The folks in-charge (and others who would like to be the boss-of-you) don’t want you to know any of this. The pharma companies, the doctors, the hospital administrators, and the politicians must be frantic with terror of being found out.
363   Hircus   2022 May 6, 1:45pm  

That letter writing to twitter advertisers, "warning" them that their brand may become associated with the big bad musk. Total veiled threat disguised as "caring" about their brand.

exterminate these fucking commies.
364   Patrick   2022 May 7, 5:24pm  


It's still unclear how a Musk-run Twitter might impact the company's ability to retain current staff and recruit new employees. The company presented the takeover as a potential threat to its staffing abilities in an SEC filing Monday.

But at least casual interest in open positions at the company has skyrocketed since the Tesla billionaire showed serious interest in taking over the company.

On Thursday, Daniel Zhao, a senior economist and data scientist at the job insights platform Glassdoor, tweeted that interest in job openings at the social media giant was up 263% between April 24 and April 30.
366   Patrick   2022 May 9, 6:18pm  


Any doubt that many progressives have abandoned their commitment to free speech was erased by the hysterical reaction to Elon Musk’s effort to purchase Twitter and return the company to its roots as a free speech zone. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and “woke” neocon Max Boot fretted that Musk’s commitment to free speech threatens democracy. Those confused by how free speech threatens democracy should remember that for neoconservatives and many progressives democracy means allowing the people to choose between two largely identical supporters of the welfare-warfare state. In this version of “democracy,” those whose views are outside the welfare-warfare mainstream — such as libertarians — are marginalized.

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