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uziq
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because dilbert is obsessed with israel and, apparently, a party that has all of 13 seats in the knesset.

it’s like me getting perturbed by a faction in peru.
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Is Peru a nuclear-armed state with armageddonism at the centre of its existence?
Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй!
uziq
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dilbert, fundamentalist/evangelical christians are far more invested in old testament eschatology.

in fact, christianity has a much more 'active' conception of history. they believe that actions in this life/world can bring about divine outcomes.

jewish theology is much more 'passive' about the coming of the messiah, armageddon, etc.

america's right-wing christians are far more consequential to the world picture than israel. but you aren't anywhere near as obsessed with them.

russia is right now waving the nuclear threat around on a daily basis, backed up by their orthodox church patriarch. he has even been publicly criticised by the pope for this.

both russia and america are, in many ways, rapidly approaching a sort of christo-fascism from different directions.

but it's always israel with you. there's a word for that, you know.
Dilbert_X
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Neither Russia nor America have the same level of pre-biblical nuttery at the centre of their existence by any stretch.

When America elects members of the Death to Unbelievers party to Congress get back to me.
Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй!
unnamednewbie13
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Dilbert_X wrote:

When America elects members of the Death to Unbelievers party to Congress get back to me.
I bring bad news for you, dilbert. We already are.

Republican rhetoric is increasingly militant, ominous, boisterous of Christian extremism, down the whackadoodle conspiracy rabbit hole, and it can always continue sliding ever rightward while a number of their 'moderates' artfully ignore it.

"I believe in Jesus, guns, and babies."
"We're going RINO hunting!" (republicans-in-name-only)


uziq
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it's also highly amusing to claim that america, of all places, didn't have religious nuttery in the centre of its existence, or as part of its DNA.

you know ... that place settled ... by religious fundamentalists who were so extreme and pious in their beliefs that europe practically kicked them out. not all colonies were religious communities, of course, but new england puritanism is surely up there with zionism for zaniness.

like literally half of the eastern seaboard states are named after quakers and nonconformists. lmfao.

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unnamednewbie13
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"We're going RINO hunting!" The ultra-conservatives are coming for our conservatives and Dilbert doesn't care.
unnamednewbie13
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Without any further commentary on my part, the speech certainly is the thing that stands out the most to me in that movie. I'm glad it was put in.
SuperJail Warden
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The government trying to ban TikTok is unfair. It is no worse than any other social media company. A lot of the energy to ban it comes from people who just want to take away something that is making other people happy.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
unnamednewbie13
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TikTok is the tip and base of the iceberg, but it isn't the only social media company that needs more careful regulating and monitoring.

It was funny hearing Trump, himself a Twitter addict, threaten to ban TikTok. It's also funny hearing the US government warn people about the CCP harvesting data when we will demand data from our own tech companies if it suits us.

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uziq
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SuperJail Warden wrote:

The government trying to ban TikTok is unfair. It is no worse than any other social media company. A lot of the energy to ban it comes from people who just want to take away something that is making other people happy.
wasn't the whole controversy about tiktok that it's owned by a CCP-pocketed shadowy chinese tech giant who are harvesting all sorts of user data?

of course, facebook/meta and google do that too, but they're our government snitches, dammit.
unnamednewbie13
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I love Apple's perpetual middle finger to government snoops.
Cybargs
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uziq wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

The government trying to ban TikTok is unfair. It is no worse than any other social media company. A lot of the energy to ban it comes from people who just want to take away something that is making other people happy.
wasn't the whole controversy about tiktok that it's owned by a CCP-pocketed shadowy chinese tech giant who are harvesting all sorts of user data?

of course, facebook/meta and google do that too, but they're our government snitches, dammit.
Yeh pree much. But also tik tok in the west is frying the brain of young peeps. Pree good weapon too.
https://cache.www.gametracker.com/server_info/203.46.105.23:21300/b_350_20_692108_381007_FFFFFF_000000.png
Cybargs
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

I love Apple's perpetual middle finger to government snoops.
They want to protect a broader eco system including payments. Telling everyone to fuck off.
https://cache.www.gametracker.com/server_info/203.46.105.23:21300/b_350_20_692108_381007_FFFFFF_000000.png
unnamednewbie13
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Cybargs wrote:

uziq wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

The government trying to ban TikTok is unfair. It is no worse than any other social media company. A lot of the energy to ban it comes from people who just want to take away something that is making other people happy.
wasn't the whole controversy about tiktok that it's owned by a CCP-pocketed shadowy chinese tech giant who are harvesting all sorts of user data?

of course, facebook/meta and google do that too, but they're our government snitches, dammit.
Yeh pree much. But also tik tok in the west is frying the brain of young peeps. Pree good weapon too.
There's always something corrupting the youth.
uziq
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Cybargs wrote:

uziq wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

The government trying to ban TikTok is unfair. It is no worse than any other social media company. A lot of the energy to ban it comes from people who just want to take away something that is making other people happy.
wasn't the whole controversy about tiktok that it's owned by a CCP-pocketed shadowy chinese tech giant who are harvesting all sorts of user data?

of course, facebook/meta and google do that too, but they're our government snitches, dammit.
Yeh pree much. But also tik tok in the west is frying the brain of young peeps. Pree good weapon too.
i mean, all the western tech giants invested a lot of R&D and efforts into commanding our attention, tickling our dopamine receptors, and handily pissing us off, etc. facebook's entire business model was basically built around generating clicks for the longest while, and it didn't take them long to realise that negative news and outrage generate much more engagement ...
SuperJail Warden
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They caught the guy who stabbed those 4 college students to death. The killer was someone absolutely no internet detective even knew existed.

The guy also had a reddit account and posted to True Crime subs. He probably followed the sub about the murder he committed.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg

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