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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #181 on: March 07, 2022, 04:30:09 PM »
The Supreme Court should take another look at whether federal law grants social media sites like Facebook broad legal immunity when they are used to commit crimes, Justice Clarence Thomas said Monday.

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After she was rescued by law enforcement, she sued Facebook, but the Texas Supreme Court said a provision of a federal law, known as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, gives social media sites and other internet providers immunity from lawsuits that arise from something posted by a user. 

Thomas said that interpretation of the law is too broad and goes beyond what the statute actually says. Such an expansive reading, he said, results in courts dismissing claims against internet companies for failing to warn consumers of product defects or failing to take reasonable steps to protect users from the malicious activities of other users.

Thomas said it is hard to see why the law “should protect Facebook from liability for its own acts and omissions.”

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the Texas woman’s appeal, citing technical obstacles that prevented the court from having jurisdiction, and Thomas agreed the court should not have taken her specific case. But he said it “should address the proper scope of immunity” in an appropriate case.

Thomas has made similar comments in past cases and has also said social media companies should not be immune from lawsuits that argue they improperly restrict conservative viewpoints.
:camby Clarence, it's two sentences long, there's no ambiguity here, you're usually better than this when school children aren't involved, stop listening to your wife

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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #184 on: March 07, 2022, 10:01:31 PM »
There was an NBC show where they released something that blocked electricity from working we should do that
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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #185 on: March 07, 2022, 10:14:01 PM »
There was an NBC show where they released something that blocked electricity from working we should do that
https://twitter.com/DanielJBatt/status/1501014178085371910

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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #186 on: March 07, 2022, 10:18:47 PM »
There was an NBC show where they released something that blocked electricity from working we should do that
Giancarlo Esposito was in that playing Giancarlo Esposito


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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #187 on: March 07, 2022, 10:29:32 PM »
What if we fill the sky with geese so the airplanes cant fly safely
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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #188 on: March 07, 2022, 11:51:23 PM »
https://twitter.com/RepMTG/status/1500236207934029829
 :what

 :spiders?

She's technically correct, but I don't think she grammar-checked her message. It's probably not what she meant to convey, or she'd have to flush herself.

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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #189 on: March 07, 2022, 11:56:04 PM »
politics is just one big grift tbh  :trumps
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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #191 on: March 08, 2022, 01:05:59 AM »
https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/1500587978795757569
https://twitter.com/PressSec/status/1500587993488318468

:whatisthis "let’s remember to move past the talking points" ... is that not what we're doing here? :doge

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« Reply #192 on: March 08, 2022, 02:52:59 AM »
She's using "talking points" to refer to the succinctly defined items in a conference driven by a political agenda, acknowledging that limiting the discussion to political maneuvering is harmful.

At least, that's my takeaway.

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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #193 on: March 08, 2022, 03:09:20 AM »
she wants us to fall in line and not ask any questions lol
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« Reply #194 on: March 08, 2022, 03:43:24 AM »
she wants us to fall in line and not ask any questions lol

That, too.

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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #195 on: March 08, 2022, 06:35:19 AM »
What if we fill the sky with geese so the airplanes cant fly safely

Filling the sky with geese is more of a threat to humanity than a nuclear winter, imo

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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #197 on: March 08, 2022, 11:40:24 AM »
Bernie would have banned Russian oil on day one, but better late than never
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« Reply #198 on: March 08, 2022, 12:50:11 PM »
Breaking news

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« Reply #200 on: March 08, 2022, 02:40:52 PM »
I mean, it says in the first line that we've only increased total oil imports by 28%. That's not double, and if she meant we doubled crude oil imports, then she should have said it. :ufup
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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #201 on: March 08, 2022, 02:51:53 PM »
what's dumb is that in the rest of her statement, her point was that the US is "reliant" on russian oil

so all you have to say is that they only account for 3% of all oil imports and it becomes clear that she's wrong

don't pull out the one thing she said that's true but misleading  :doge
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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #204 on: March 09, 2022, 01:47:45 PM »

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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #205 on: March 09, 2022, 02:45:19 PM »
https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1501158360368001026

In late October, for example, the House Oversight and Reform Committee called in the CEOs of Exxon, BP, Shell, and Chevron to explain what steps they are taking to produce less oil and gas, with Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) alleging that "the world can't wait" any longer. At the time, gas prices were hovering around a 10-year high.

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Some Democrats, such as Rep. Ro Khanna (Calif.), have demanded that domestic oil companies dramatically curtail their domestic operations. At the same time, Khanna has called for the United States to end its dependency on oil imports from countries such as Russia.

In one exchange during the October hearing, Khanna pressed Shell president Gretchen Watkins on whether she agreed that "under the Paris agreement that … we need to have oil and gas production declining every year." After she answered that the company believes "that hydrocarbon demand needs to reduce if we're going to get to net zero [emissions] by 2050," Khanna demanded to know whether Shell will decrease its production by 2 percent each year, a figure initially offered by the company in 2019.

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Khanna also demanded to know whether Chevron CEO Michael Wirth was embarrassed that his company has increased production while "the European counterparts are going down." When Wirth said that global demand has increased, Khanna asked for a commitment to help "bring the actual demand of oil production down."

Rep. Robin Kelly (D., Ill.) continued Khanna's line of questioning Watkins, asking, "Will Shell commit to reducing gas production as part of its emissions reductions plans?"

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Democrats scheduled a followup hearing with oil executives for Tuesday, March 8. That hearing was subsequently canceled last-minute, with no explanation given.

FACT CHECK: It's the PUTIN PRICE HIKE:


Anyone who wants lower gas prices is providing aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war. :ufup

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« Reply #207 on: March 09, 2022, 05:52:38 PM »
Trump's doing the podcasts now

https://twitter.com/YWNReporter/status/1501690401912152069



10 minutes in and you realize the Democrats are doomed
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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #208 on: March 09, 2022, 07:10:29 PM »
The drag queen invited to perform for congressional Democrats during their policy retreat referred to President Joe Biden as "senile" and a "white supremacist" and called his voters "dim-witted."

Lady Bunny, an "iconic drag queen" scheduled to perform on Wednesday during the Democratic retreat in Philadelphia, has spent much of the last year criticizing virtually every aspect of Biden's agenda and some congressional Democrats as well. On Feb. 19, for example, Lady Bunny said Biden's "word, especially on foreign policy, is worth nothing."

On April 26, 2021, Bunny called Biden a "senile conservative" who has been "accused by 8 women" of sexual misconduct. Only someone in a "cult" would bother supporting him, Bunny wrote.

"Maybe the dim-witted (or well-off) boomers who voted for Biden will see who he is after he privatizes Medicare AND cuts their Social Security?" Bunny tweeted on March 3.

Bunny is scheduled to perform on the opening night of the Democratic Party's self-described "Issues Conference." Other events scheduled include "Understanding the Challenges of the She-cession" and "Cocktails, Canvases, and Connections," where Democratic lawmakers can "explore your artistic side by painting a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on canvas while enjoying some refreshments."

Biden's support for the 1994 Crime Bill, Bunny said on Jan. 30, 2022, has "many activists" claiming he's a "white supremacist." And his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bunny said on Feb. 7, has been worse than his predecessor's.

"More died under Biden than Trump and that's after we had a vaccine," Bunny wrote in response to another Twitter user who claimed if Hillary Clinton was president, the United States would have fewer coronavirus deaths.

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Bunny's scheduled performance will be hosted by Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D., N.Y.). In an interview last year with the New York Times, Maloney said his party's strategy to maintain their House majority is to get Biden "out there all around the country and do events in local media markets."
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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #209 on: March 09, 2022, 07:16:43 PM »
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"Understanding the Challenges of the She-cession"

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« Reply #210 on: March 09, 2022, 07:24:36 PM »
Another member of Congress with their eye on the ball:
https://twitter.com/CawthornforNC/status/1501675409313878016






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« Reply #216 on: March 10, 2022, 05:12:23 PM »

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« Reply #218 on: March 10, 2022, 06:14:52 PM »
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« Reply #220 on: March 12, 2022, 12:24:34 PM »
Tucker's warnings aren't working:
https://twitter.com/conorsen/status/1502664180406620164

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« Reply #224 on: March 14, 2022, 10:52:09 AM »
Republican hacks comin after filler's girl again, accusing her of treason:
https://twitter.com/MittRomney/status/1503113473819041796
https://twitter.com/AdamKinzinger/status/1503180267653054466

https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1503334083392200707
https://twitter.com/TulsiGabbard/status/1503334100756697091

Nobody, not even Tulsi, seems interested in explaining how this is even remotely treason.

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« Reply #225 on: March 14, 2022, 12:13:06 PM »
How is this not treason?

What are you? A traitor?

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« Reply #227 on: March 14, 2022, 01:07:15 PM »
Joe Biden has pushed the button and oil prices down 7%  :rejoice
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« Reply #228 on: March 14, 2022, 01:40:48 PM »
CHINA INNOCENT
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when Trump referred to COVID-19 as the “China virus,” he was secretly referring to the Ukrainian chy-na, and trying to tell the world that the virus was manufactured in Ukraine ...

Conspiracists found further “proof” of this theory when someone used Google Translate to figure out that in Ukrainian, “chy-na” means “price.” Combine that with the fact that Trump once said that China would “pay a big price” for spreading COVID-19
Literally can't argue with this. :trumps

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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
« Reply #229 on: March 14, 2022, 01:49:34 PM »

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« Reply #231 on: March 14, 2022, 03:50:12 PM »
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« Reply #233 on: March 14, 2022, 08:38:46 PM »
OBAMA NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOUR SECRET MILITARY TRIBUNALS GO GO GO
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« Reply #234 on: March 14, 2022, 10:00:16 PM »
https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1503453581051056129

 :derp
She really is the dumbest of dumb fuck populists.

Empty sloganeering on Twatter is all she has.
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Re: USA Politics Thread |OT| Cleaning up the town
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« Reply #237 on: March 15, 2022, 01:02:58 AM »
I know warmongering, chest-thumping american media blah blah blah, but I find it really hard to feel bad for russians right now and clearly I am in a super-majority 

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« Reply #238 on: March 15, 2022, 01:49:31 AM »
Talk to anyone involved in elite sports and you'll get a better picture of why everyone hates Russians right now (aside from, you know, invading another sovereign nation in the flimsiest of pretexts).
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« Reply #239 on: March 15, 2022, 02:11:57 AM »
Has anyone ever liked Russians?

The men are typically huge assholes, and the women, while hot, are also arrogant as fuck. And thats before their 9am vodka.

And unlike the italians, they dont even have good food to slide by on
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