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    As this thread has problems with common decency...

    As this thread has problems with common decency and being civil, I'm closing it.
    Any repetition will result in similar action
    Scream censorship all you want, just remember where you are.
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    A thought provoking read:...

    A thought provoking read:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55773123
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    Sir, you forget yourself.

    Sir, you forget yourself.
  4. I very much doubt it. AWS' (Amazon's) Terms of...

    I very much doubt it.
    AWS' (Amazon's) Terms of Service are particularly strict.


    That was a quote from the irreverent UK tech paper I linked to, not mine.
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    Exactly. This is what I'm talking about, rather...

    Exactly.
    This is what I'm talking about, rather than addressing the entirety of the response you focus on one, or two, small elements.
    This isn't conducive to an open discussion and just serves to...
  6. Oh well.. Judge denies Parler an injunction to...

    Oh well..

    Judge denies Parler an injunction to force AWS to host the antisocial network for internet outcasts
    https://www.theregister.com/2021/01/21/parler_aws_injunction/
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    jlisenbe, remember what I said earlier about...

    jlisenbe, remember what I said earlier about incendiary rhetoric, that includes twisting things and arguing the toss.
    We all like a good discussion, but this has dropped to playground level.
    Really...
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    Err no, but why I hear you say. The answer is...

    Err no, but why I hear you say.
    The answer is right at the lead.

    Were as storming the Capitol was urged on by Mr T, quite a difference.
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    So if they come into the country and follow the...

    So if they come into the country and follow the correct process, why are you making such a big thing out of it ?

    As for SCOTUS, I'm more than aware that there are plans to change it's make up, as...
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    Right, no argument there. So once naturalized...

    Right, no argument there. So once naturalized they would be legally allowed to vote, once they register.

    What on earth are you taking about. SCOTUS is already full after a recent change in...
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    You're kidding, right... Then they would be...

    You're kidding, right...
    Then they would be legal immigrates, that means taxable and improving their communities, etc.
    You are falsely assuming that all immigrants have an opposing political view...
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    You do realise that illegal immigrants can't...

    You do realise that illegal immigrants can't register to vote...
    but why let that small fact get in the way of a good conspiracy...
  13. What America refers to as conservative and what...

    What America refers to as conservative and what the UK does are very different things...
    I wouldn't place too much credence on this "report", after all many people joined Parler after 6th Jan to see...
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    Tom, I think you have misunderstood how it worked...

    Tom, I think you have misunderstood how it worked within the EU, it wasn't driven by politics or big business. The whole bloc enjoy freedom of labour, much like working anywhere you wish within the...
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    And the European open internal borders was...

    And the European open internal borders was actually very good for the migrate economies, yet leavers were whipped up by blind rhetoric...
    However what's done is done and some are now seeing just how...
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    Weird how Americans are happy to self identify...

    Weird how Americans are happy to self identify their immigrant ancestors, yet suggest they allow more to enter and they get all bent out of shape..
    Now stop being Blah-American and be simply...
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    For a country founded by immigrants you all have...

    For a country founded by immigrants you all have a serious problem with them.
    Why not allow them in, and get them to do al those cruddy jobs that Americans refuse to as they see them as below their...
  18. Sites are still privately owned and as such well...

    Sites are still privately owned and as such well within their rights to be run by their own Terms of Service and how they see fit.
    Facebook is well known for it's moderating style, while user...
  19. You do realise that removing section 230 will...

    You do realise that removing section 230 will lead to vastly increased censorship on the social streams....
    Here included.
  20. Not just limited to tech firms, but all over...

    Not just limited to tech firms, but all over American and international business and banking.
    Face it the system is broken, but what can really be done to fix it ?
  21. Both. American capitalism is based on the...

    Both.
    American capitalism is based on the pursuit of wealth, the government failed to limit how these companies could go about this pursuit and now we have few large firms controlling many aspects...
  22. Capitalism at it most prevalent.

    Capitalism at it most prevalent.
  23. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/LhwD7-QGjRs/hqdefault.jpg...

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/LhwD7-QGjRs/hqdefault.jpg

    While I agree that some of the Tech companies are acting in a monopolists fashion and need breaking down and regulating.
    They have made far more...
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    Nope Clear cache and try again.

    Nope

    Clear cache and try again.
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    You called ;)

    You called ;)
  26. I'll just leave this here:...

    I'll just leave this here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2020-55529230
  27. Wasn't Georgia recounted and audited, twice...

    Wasn't Georgia recounted and audited, twice...
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    Reboot router.

    Reboot router.
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    Favoritism, Cronyism, and Nepotism are a fact of...

    Favoritism, Cronyism, and Nepotism are a fact of life in politics, never more so than the outgoing administration.
    Now I wonder how many of Biden's cronies will be indicted for crimes and...
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    I have no wish to enter into a destructive...

    I have no wish to enter into a destructive circular argument.
    Oddly enough, I have the ability to look beyond the mutterances of our "leaders" and have a wider outlook.
    I'm not a blind follower...
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    I do, however, I'm keeping my own counsel.

    I do, however, I'm keeping my own counsel.
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    Clearly the irony is lost...

    Clearly the irony is lost...
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    You are doing a tremendous job at virus control,...

    You are doing a tremendous job at virus control, a model for the rest of the world.
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    Time for some cold hard numbers... Difficult I...

    Time for some cold hard numbers...
    Difficult I know.

    The mortality rate is, to be really conservative, 1%.
    Population of America is 330 million (rounded)
    So that would give a death rate due to...
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    The infection and death numbers tell a wholly...

    The infection and death numbers tell a wholly different story on the Covid control front. The pandemic is running rampant through your country due to systemic ineptitude, economy and "freedom" over...
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    I was thinking in terms of volumes of infection,...

    I was thinking in terms of volumes of infection, so that would be India, Brazil, Mexico.....

    While many other countries saw distinct spikes of infection, America hasn't really relented since...
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    I'm surprised that there hasn't been a formal...

    I'm surprised that there hasn't been a formal lock down, but I guess your "freedom" is more important than saving lives...
    Yes, it is an economic nightmare, however as vaccines are still several...
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    While 72 million voted for him, far more didn't....

    While 72 million voted for him, far more didn't.
    As you well know it's possible to win the electron yet lose the popular vote, however in this case he didn't win either.
    Trump has a knack of using...
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    While it is indeed his right to challenge the...

    While it is indeed his right to challenge the result, the toxic rhetoric and falsehoods being employed really doesn't do him any favours.
    I'm not sure if the level of incitement is actionable, but...
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    I doubt even Tom would agree with that... Can...

    I doubt even Tom would agree with that...
    Can just imagine him throwing a toddler tantrum and kicking and screaming on the floor of the Oval Office.
  41. Worth a look here:...

    Worth a look here: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/M-2-or-NVMe-slot-in-my-HP-15-da0xxx-15-da0004ne/td-p/7793646
  42. While the body count and methods employed were...

    While the body count and methods employed were indeed extreme, that's how terrorists work, there's a clue in the collective name.
    The dodgy intelligence then led to a massive assault on a sovereign...
  43. Yes, but that doesn't mean wading in to another...

    Yes, but that doesn't mean wading in to another country(ies) and staying there for a decade is justified.
    They got the ring leaders/principle perpetrators, so job jobbed..

    Hasten to add there was...
  44. Why do you think Russians left Afgan, they soon...

    Why do you think Russians left Afgan, they soon realised it was an unwinnable situation that merely drank money like a Friday night frat party...
    USA, and others, really need to stop poking their...
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    As it's part of the measures we have in place to...

    As it's part of the measures we have in place to curtail spammer/scammer activity I can't give you an exact number.
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    Gotta love the collegiate voting system, the only...

    Gotta love the collegiate voting system, the only one where a persons vote really doesn't matter.
    Lose the popular vote, yet still get elected....

    TBH, all voting systems have their downsides,...
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    All new members are placed on moderation until...

    All new members are placed on moderation until they have posted a number of times.
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    Sometimes, but check again ;)

    Sometimes, but check again ;)
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    Trump Wins; He crows about it for months on end...

    Trump Wins; He crows about it for months on end
    Trump Loses; He declares it a corrupt election and forces matters to drag through the courts...
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    With the wall here's a thought. Let them in,...

    With the wall here's a thought.
    Let them in, give them a green card and tax their collectives in perpetuity just like any resident.


    Some wall info from BBC:...
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