The Great Purge

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  1. pepe

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    Last time I was in Smiths I could have counted all the mags and read one while counting all the money in the till.

    The scratch card cabinet was more golden than ever that day.

    Hug and run.
     
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  2. Jim_from_the_South

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    My grandkids were watching an animated film from China. About robots and space people. And they had trans-gender figures included. I could not believe my eyes. WTF is going on when they push that on the very very young? Heh, your choice is just that - your choice. But don't assume that a five or seven year old is of sufficient age to make those life decisions for themselves, or should be introduced to that choice. Excuse me but that's my opinion.
     
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  3. Jim_from_the_South

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    Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.
     
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  4. pepe

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    I have no children but i'm in agreement, if I did I wouldn't want this sort of thing entered for decision at such an age. No need to excuse yourself there Jim. For once I like to see muslims protesting, they are up in arms about this very thing here and I totally support them.

    The only lesson I can recall like this was a tall religious man telling us it was basically ok to jack it over what ever as it was normal. Not being of an age where I could gauge such a thing it came as a relief and I got straight to work there and then, na na man only joking. But yeah it did help.
     
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  5. nivek

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    Google is deleting bad reviews after the Robinhood scandal...

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    Google helps Robinhood after swarm of negative reviews drops company to 1-star rating

    Tech giant had deleted nearly 100,000 negative reviews of the app

    Google is helping clean up negative reviews of trading app Robinhood on Google Play after the platform came under fire for restricting some trading, reports show.

    Reviews on Robinhood's app had a one-out-of-five star rating and nearly 275,000 reviews on Google Play on Thursday after the platform initially restricted trading for some securities including GameStop, Bed Bed & Beyond, Blackberry and Nokia.

    The tech giant had deleted nearly 100,000 negative reviews of the app, as seen in screenshots first shared by tech news website 9to5Google.


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  6. Jim_from_the_South

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    The game is on.
     
  7. The shadow

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    This hearing questioned the effectiveness of the current vaccines and the suppression of advanced covid 19 treatments. What are they trying to hide?
     
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  8. Rick Hunter

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    Anyone know of a good alternative to Google? Not talking about anything from Microsquish, since they are just as evil.
     
  9. nivek

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    DuckDuckGo is the search engine I have been using as a Google replacement, i like it well enough...

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  10. Jim_from_the_South

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  11. SOUL-DRIFTER

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    I hate Google search.
    What about Dogpile search engine?
     
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  12. Rick Hunter

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    You had me at the word dogpile!
     
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  13. pigfarmer

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    I hadn't heard that name since the 90s. Still there I see.
     
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  14. pigfarmer

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    Take enough steps back to make the details that piss us off blurry and this looks like a rubber band that's getting stretched and will either break or snap back. This is us sorting out the advent of instant communications. There are dim parallels with the inception of radio - they had to regulate it to keep idiots from interfering with important stuff. Took time and they had to create the Federal Radio Commission to do it. Very much like drones today except in that case there already was a governing authority in existence to step in and make rules. Technology changes and it takes a while to sort it out before rules intended for the public good are laid down. You could probably include the transportation industry and highway system in that but I didn't bother to go looking for examples there.

    Ma Bell had to be broken up because she was an overcontrolling monopolizing no-wire-hangers type of mommy. If you couldn't have one big company with it's hands around the neck of most communications of the era I don't know that having a handful of them doing virtually the same thing now is any different. The Fed had to step in and attempt to level the playing field and permit competition. Many of the big tech players now look and feel like monopolies of some kind and I would hope the precedent of a few years and federal legislation still applies. It's anathema to agree with anything that ever came out of DT's mouth but revisiting Section 230 of the CDA isn't such a far out idea. If they are going to shield themselves from liability in the name of freedom of speech then they should be required to permit it. If they're concerned about hate speech so much let a third party rule on it, not the providers themselves.
     
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  15. Jim_from_the_South

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    Well, this is interesting. I sometimes edit a page on Wikipedia, and especially when it is very wrong and I just can't stand to see people using it in that form. One I tried to do today is du-ku, which they are defining as an Akkadian word that means "holy hill". This is laughable , if it were not so serious.

    The word "holy" is nice and sweet, but it is a Christian term that was not used by these people who lived
    three thousand years before Abraham and five thousand before Christ.

    It actually is a Sumerian word, with du-ku being our pronunciation of the actual symbols, which
    are du6-ku3, which means "a mound or burial mound" and "metal, silver, bright, shiny, shining".

    Or, in other words, if you placed a UFO on the ground, you would see something like the half circle
    of a mound, except that it was metal and shiny.

    When I attempted to correct the word Akkadian for Sumerian (actually there has never been an Akkadian
    cognate word for this Sumerian term so it could not possibly be Akkadian), I find that I have been
    removed as an editor and no longer am able to provide corrections to their pages. I wasn't about to tell them about the metal and shiny part, since that would have been removed immediately, but I did want to correct the word Akkadian to read Sumerian. No go.
    What a surprise.
    This has not happened previously - normally they wait about two weeks and then quietly remove what I have done.
    Once they tried to claim Dagon was a Hebrew term and a Hebrew god, until I informed them that Dagon was mentioned 1500 years before 1900 BC when Abraham was born, and they reluctantly removed it.
    Back to work.
     
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  16. Jim_from_the_South

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    And so it begins. I have a website that pulls in 17,000 unique page visits per month, and has for the past 15 years. It's highly rated by Google, and Sumerian Translation or other similar searches brings it up in the top three returns, and has for 15 years, although for the first five I was number one. Same with Mayan translator, etc. When I put up a new page it gets indexed nearly immediately, since they know that it will be something searched for.

    The site is used by High Schools and University students, as well as Junior High, world wide. I literally have entire classes of kids using the programs at the same time as part of their work in class, and the teachers tell me this. So new additions get noticed. Even small changes get indexed right away.

    I put up 16 new pages, all on UFOs and on alien message translation. Ten days later Google has not even indexed it. I pinged it, I went to Google and filled out forms to get it indexed, and the content is not only unique but good, in my opinion. Nothing. Nada. Like I created a black hole.

    Apparently it is not acceptable to talk seriously about communicating with aliens - just with long dead
    civilizations. When this changed seems to be the election. Why? Perhaps they decided that they have it locked up now and they are making their moves on UFO/Alien sites?

    It's depressing really.
     
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  17. nivek

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    Twitter suspends journalist Paul Sperry: 'They can silence anybody'

    Twitter has permanently banned conservative investigative journalist Paul Sperry, allegedly without warning and without his having broken any rules. "There were no warnings," Sperry told the Gateway Pundit. "No rules were broken, they just don't like me because of their politics."

    Sperry's Twitter suspension follows those of other high-profile conservatives, such as former President Donald Trump, Project Veritas, and Gateway Pundit's own founder, Jim Hoft. "They are trying to push me off their platform," Sperry said. "If they can harass and silence a professional journalist, they can silence anybody."

    Sperry told the Gateway Pundit that Twitter's reasoning for suspending him was that his account was "a robot," which Sperry denies.

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