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« Reply #240 on: February 15, 2022, 02:49:07 PM »
What happened to the truckers shutting down the super bowl
they couldn't block donald either tbh
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« Reply #241 on: February 15, 2022, 03:04:05 PM »
Peter Thiel is injecting $1.5 million into a seed round for a new conservative dating app called "The Right Stuff," a source familiar with the funding tells Axios.

The big picture: Conservatives have been aggressively building their own apps, phones, cryptocurrencies and publishing houses in an attempt to circumvent what they see as an increasingly liberal internet and media ecosystem.

Details: The app, which is expected to launch this summer in Washington D.C., will be invite-only to start.

While it isn't political itself, the app will be catered to conservatives living primarily in big, progressive cities.

It will look and feel like any other standard dating app. For the time being, it will only launch on the iOS mobile operating system.

The app will be free for users to start, but eventually the company plans to introduce a subscription tier.

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« Reply #243 on: February 16, 2022, 12:21:48 PM »
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this whole culture warz thing is pretty stupid.

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« Reply #244 on: February 16, 2022, 12:31:58 PM »
It was stupid when the GOP tried it again in the early 00s and it's been that way ever since.

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« Reply #245 on: February 16, 2022, 12:32:29 PM »
Peter Thiel is injecting $1.5 million into a seed round for a new conservative dating app called "The Right Stuff," a source familiar with the funding tells Axios.

The big picture: Conservatives have been aggressively building their own apps, phones, cryptocurrencies and publishing houses in an attempt to circumvent what they see as an increasingly liberal internet and media ecosystem.

Details: The app, which is expected to launch this summer in Washington D.C., will be invite-only to start.

While it isn't political itself, the app will be catered to conservatives living primarily in big, progressive cities.

It will look and feel like any other standard dating app. For the time being, it will only launch on the iOS mobile operating system.

The app will be free for users to start, but eventually the company plans to introduce a subscription tier.

Looking for women on The Right Stuff. :nope

Looking for women at RightStuf Anime.  :uguu
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« Reply #246 on: February 17, 2022, 04:11:56 PM »

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« Reply #248 on: February 17, 2022, 09:26:54 PM »
https://twitter.com/latimes/status/1494002178591059969

Cranston is telling me why he chose to step away from an offer to direct a show at L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse and how that decision led him to take the role of Charles Nichols in the theater’s West Coast premiere of “Power of Sail,” written by Paul Grellong and directed by Weyni Mengesha, running through March 20.

As Nichols, Cranston plays an aging, highly respected Harvard professor who faces intense backlash for inviting a white nationalist and Holocaust denier named Carver to speak at his annual symposium. As student protests intensify, Nichols presses forward, claiming his intention is to give Carver and his repugnant ideas a thorough dressing down in a debate.

An avowed “free-speech absolutist,” Nichols says, “The answer to hate speech is more speech.”

“Power of Sail” had its world premiere in 2019 at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, S.C., but Cranston believes the play gained resonance in the wake of the pandemic and the social and racial justice uprisings following the murder of George Floyd.

As those occurrences shook the world, they also transformed Cranston, who says in these troubling years he came face to face with his own “white blindness” and privilege. It was necessary work for a man tasked with playing a character whose white privilege prevents him from seeing the very real harm caused by his actions until it is much too late.
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“It is a privileged viewpoint to be able to look at the Ku Klux Klan and laugh at them and belittle them for their broken and hateful ideology,” says Cranston. “But the Ku Klux Klan and Charlottesville and white supremacists — that’s still happening and it’s not funny. It’s not funny to any group that is marginalized by these groups’ hatred, and it really taught me something.”

Cranston says he had been laughing at the play for decades and he had to confront the fact that his white privilege allowed him to laugh.

“And I realized, ‘Oh my God, if there’s one, there’s two, and if there’s two, there are 20 blind spots that I have … what else am I blind to?” Cranston says. “If we’re taking up space with a very palatable play from the 1980s where rich old white people can laugh at white supremacists and say, ‘Shame on you,’ and have a good night in the theater, things need to change, I need to change.”

So he stepped aside, telling Shakman, “If you find a play that you need an old white guy to act in, then maybe I can be available for that.”

Cranston also stipulated that he wanted to be a part of “something that changes the conversation.” In his estimation, the measure of success in theater is always “Does the conversation continue after the play is over?”

For Cranston, “Power of Sail” meets that criterion with its pointed critique of America’s devotion to the primacy of free speech.

The play asks if there should be limits to free speech,
and if so, why? It tests the boundaries of the free speech ideal by examining the traditional arbiters of that speech — those who get to decide whose voice is lifted and whose voice is quashed. It suggests the existence of a moral compass in an age when truth is often called relative by special-interest groups opposed to it.
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Popper’s idea is that if a society — in pursuit of tolerance without limits — tolerates the intolerant, the latter will eventually destroy that society.

Cranston is taken with the theory and leans forward in his chair while discussing it.

“There need to be barriers, there need to be guard rails,” he says. “If someone wants to say the Holocaust was a hoax, which is against history … to give a person space to amplify that speech is not tolerance. It’s abusive.”


That’s certainly how the protesting students in the play feel, but Nichols dismisses them as “babies” who can “never know offense, never be challenged.” They wouldn’t last a day in the 1960s or ’70s, he scoffs. He is baffled by the idea of “safe space meets” after he is invited to one by Hillel and the Black Students Assn.

Similar debates have played out on college campuses for years now, and “Power of Sail” throws the inherent generational divide of these disagreements into stark relief. Cranston recognized the hallmarks of his own generation — and its many limitations — in Nichols’ words. The role caused him to begin reexamining his beliefs.

“What is safe? Well, emotionally safe. Without judgment, safe. All-inclusive, safe. Empathetic, safe. And that’s what gives me hope with new generations,” he says. “Because it’s a beautiful thing to say, ‘We’re all entitled to be who we are without judgment.’”
This is not Popper, who didn't believe the paradox of tolerance demanded the state suppress speech and specifically argued against that, it's Marcuse who very much advocated that the state violently suppress (including with prior restraint) all speech that didn't benefit the "Left" however defined: https://www.marcuse.org/herbert/publications/1960s/1965-repressive-tolerance-fulltext.html

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« Reply #249 on: February 17, 2022, 09:32:25 PM »
Popper deserved better than being reduced to a shitty webcomic. :fbm

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« Reply #250 on: February 17, 2022, 09:39:07 PM »
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« Reply #251 on: February 17, 2022, 09:42:16 PM »
that comic is utterly disorganized and confusing

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« Reply #252 on: February 17, 2022, 09:44:56 PM »
This is the one I see more often:


Nobody likes to quote the full paragraph though:
Quote from: Karl Popper
Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. — In this formulation, I do not imply, for instance, that we should always suppress the utterance of intolerant philosophies; as long as we can counter them by rational argument and keep them in check by public opinion, suppression would certainly be unwise. But we should claim the right to suppress them if necessary even by force; for it may easily turn out that they are not prepared to meet us on the level of rational argument, but begin by denouncing all argument; they may forbid their followers to listen to rational argument, because it is deceptive, and teach them to answer arguments by the use of their fists or pistols. We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.

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« Reply #253 on: February 17, 2022, 10:04:34 PM »
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the one I posted was the rebuttal that has made people angry
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« Reply #254 on: February 18, 2022, 02:58:06 PM »
https://twitter.com/LevineJonathan/status/1494728833286684673

Freedom is now White supremacy

Also, the soy's don't understand that if you write White, instead of white, it actually sounds more cool and important.  8)
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« Reply #255 on: February 18, 2022, 03:03:17 PM »
that's not even a grammatically correct sentence or complete thought
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« Reply #256 on: February 19, 2022, 09:02:30 AM »
https://twitter.com/SawsanChebli/status/1494956513412239362

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As Putin gathered the biggest concentration of force on the doorstep of Ukraine and prepared for war. The feminists made sure to prioritize the issue that mattered most.
That if Putin invaded, at least an equal number of women would be there to provide weapon systems and to sign the inevitable armistice.
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« Reply #257 on: February 19, 2022, 11:55:07 AM »
https://twitter.com/LevineJonathan/status/1494728833286684673

Freedom is now White supremacy

Also, the soy's don't understand that if you write White, instead of white, it actually sounds more cool and important.  8)



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« Reply #259 on: February 19, 2022, 08:01:59 PM »
Remember to wear a proper suit and tie when you supervise nuclear waste or else you'll look bad on Russian television.

I kinda enjoy the irony of a Cyberpunk supervising the nuclear waste tbh
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« Reply #260 on: February 19, 2022, 08:05:58 PM »
For what it's worth they seem to be well qualified and have worked in the industry for some time. (I also don't expect anyone to think I have a problem with it, I just saw people complaining about "America's image" on Twitter.)

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They told of one experience how they like to tie up his partner like a table and eat dinner on him while they watch Star Trek.

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« Reply #261 on: February 20, 2022, 02:48:14 PM »
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« Reply #262 on: February 21, 2022, 03:57:47 PM »
Woman painstakingly researches and hand makes 400-year old corset designs to prove that, once again, men are wrong.

We may never know precisely how a 16th or 17th-century woman felt when she wore a corset, nor exactly recapture her bodily experiences. However, reconstructions can help us to assess how much written sources do or do not reflect the lived experiences of historical women – and go one step further in showing how many myths about early corsets written by men are exaggerations.
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« Reply #263 on: February 23, 2022, 03:19:29 AM »

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« Reply #264 on: February 23, 2022, 11:30:28 AM »
GOP heads going full cuck for Putin would be hilarious if it wasn't so sad.


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« Reply #266 on: February 28, 2022, 04:16:17 PM »
Dee Snider has been outsmarting and outclassing obnoxious Karens since the 80s.
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« Reply #267 on: February 28, 2022, 11:20:03 PM »
Dee Snider has been outsmarting and outclassing obnoxious Karens since the 80s.

You get lots of practice when you live where me and Dee do.
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« Reply #271 on: March 01, 2022, 10:46:44 PM »
Fun fact: She is the wife of Brad Muir of Double Fine fame.

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« Reply #272 on: March 01, 2022, 10:49:37 PM »
If you just googled this:


This is me getting back at you for making me read that entire CNN article that barely had anything to do with my question :heyman

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« Reply #273 on: March 01, 2022, 10:54:27 PM »
Funny thing is, she actually is married to him.

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« Reply #274 on: March 01, 2022, 10:58:05 PM »
I am not falling for this Uno reverse card :bolo

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« Reply #275 on: March 02, 2022, 12:11:49 AM »
Benjipwns sending BisMarkie to UNO LIMBO!


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« Reply #277 on: March 03, 2022, 01:06:15 PM »
My opinion that Dostoevsky is overrated finally catching on in the mainstream :klob

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« Reply #282 on: March 07, 2022, 04:46:11 PM »



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« Reply #283 on: March 07, 2022, 04:48:39 PM »
omg i'm glad i found that thread:
https://twitter.com/espiers/status/1499969134062354435

tfw you can annhilate your opponent with a simple "yes" :klob


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« Reply #285 on: March 09, 2022, 02:48:03 PM »
https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1500981396491415567

NBC's source: three people on Twitter.

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« Reply #286 on: March 09, 2022, 05:17:29 PM »
#endasianrussianhate

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« Reply #289 on: March 14, 2022, 10:46:39 AM »
She made it:

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« Reply #291 on: March 14, 2022, 12:17:03 PM »
Pretty old, but stumbled across this today


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« Reply #294 on: March 15, 2022, 12:27:11 PM »
:O

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« Reply #298 on: March 16, 2022, 11:40:22 AM »
usually simpsons is pretty good with its caricatures but that is a terrible joe rogan
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« Reply #299 on: March 16, 2022, 11:43:37 AM »
in the replies, this is incredibly sensitive content

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