Facebook Jail: How Facebook Empowers Trolls

Facebook Jail: How Facebook Empowers Trolls

By attempting to stop trolls, Facebook ineptly empowered them even further—and the reason has to do with Facebook’s own laziness and greed. You may have noticed that a lot of people you know have been put in “Facebook Jail” for seemingly petty offenses. Why is that happening? I have a page on Facebook that I use to post about politics. I had already been through Facebook’s extortion wringer—they allow you to accrue followers on your page, gain some momentum, and…

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Finger-Pointing and Ass-Covering: No, the CIA Did Not Give Biden Ample Warning

Finger-Pointing and Ass-Covering: No, the CIA Did Not Give Biden Ample Warning

Did you read that article which showed that the CIA gave Biden ample warning that Afghanistan would collapse and that Biden ignored it? Well, if you think you did, then you only read the headline, and not the content. That article and others like it are nothing more than finger-pointers covering their asses. The fact is, this surprised everyone, and anyone telling you different is lying.

Afghanistan, 9/11, Neoconservatism, and Bush: Why We Are Where We Are

Afghanistan, 9/11, Neoconservatism, and Bush: Why We Are Where We Are

There is a mass of criticism against President Biden over the pullout from Afghanistan, but there is one thing I have not heard or read: any evidence that it was possible for him to do better, given the context and starting circumstances. No one has given the slightest indication that Biden did not do everything he could. Maybe he didn’t—but no one has presented evidence that he didn’t. I am not saying that Biden didn’t fumble to whatever extent; all…

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Believe the Lie: A Look behind the Curtain

Believe the Lie: A Look behind the Curtain

Mike Lindell, the “Pillow Guy,” has been saying for weeks that he has hard data to prove that China hacked the election, and would prove it at a “symposium” on the subject. It should, therefore, come as no surprise at all that, after his complete fraud of a presentation, his own “cyber experts” admit that they have no proof whatsoever that the election was hacked. I am shocked. Shocked, I tell you. Lindell is not just your ordinary hack. He’s…

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How Trump Killed 400,000 Americans

How Trump Killed 400,000 Americans

Trump’s supporters claims that he did everything he could to fight COVID, but can only name two things: a travel ban from China, and Operation Warp Speed. The problem is that any competent president should have done a hundred things right. Instead, Trump only did two things partially right (the travel ban was full of holes, and Warp Speed was an obvious move that Trump waited too long to institute), he failed to do the other 98 things at all,…

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The Four Blind Men and the Elephant: A Parable of Context

The Four Blind Men and the Elephant: A Parable of Context

One day, four blind men were walking together, and the man at the front collided with an elephant. Reaching out, he found the elephant’s leg. “Watch out, fellows!” he said, “I just ran into a tree! I can feel its trunk.” Immediately upon hearing this, the other three blind men accepted the fact that they were now standing in front of a tree. They did not have to feel its shade or hear its leaves in the wind; their friend…

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Democrats’ Winning Will Be Huge, But Not Absolute

Democrats’ Winning Will Be Huge, But Not Absolute

So, Warnock is in and it looks extremely likely that Ossof will win. If that happens, Democrats will take control of the Senate. However, be warned: they will get far from everything they want, as the cornucopia will come with limitations and caveats. Democrats will not pass Medicare for All. They will not pack the courts. They will not even eliminate the filibuster, at least not yet. Still, there are major victories here. What will Democrats win? First of all,…

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Trump’s Real Enemy, Trump’s Real Target

Trump’s Real Enemy, Trump’s Real Target

Trump seems to be almost intentionally throwing the Georgia run-off elections. He has to know that he’s hurting their chances, and that could help Democrats. So, why is he doing it? I do not believe that he is blind to what he is doing. I think you have to consider the timing and the motives. If Georgia goes to the Democrats, then Mitch McConnell is screwed. And I’m beginning to think that this is exactly what Trump wants, as part…

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I Wish That Trump Would Wither and Fade, but That’s Not Happening

I Wish That Trump Would Wither and Fade, but That’s Not Happening

Farewell to Trump? Sadly, no. Trump will have to leave the White House, but he won’t leave the public eye, not by a long shot. Reporters and comedians are premature in their sighs of relief that they won’t have to cover him anymore. Trump will, regrettably, remain a constant public force, commanding headlines and steering the republican party just as forcefully out of power as he did within. I actually find it hard to believe that people assume that Trump…

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Armed 17-Year-Old Trump-Supporter Militia Member Kills Two in Kenosha

Armed 17-Year-Old Trump-Supporter Militia Member Kills Two in Kenosha

As far as I am aware, no BLM member or associated protester has killed anyone in the protests since George Floyd’s murder—but right-wingers have killed several. Steven Carrillo, a member of the far-right extremist group Boogaloo Boys, shot and killed two law enforcement officers (which conservatives like Ted Cruz have tried to pin on Antifa). And now, Kyle Rittenhouse, a far-right teenage kid in a militia movement—and apparently a big enough Trump fan to have been in the front row…

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