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    This isn't about party lines, or you being right...

    This isn't about party lines, or you being right and everyone else is wrong, no matter what.
    More than happy to hold a reasoned discussion, but with your pedantic point scoring there really is...
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    JL, remember that conversation we had not so long...

    JL, remember that conversation we had not so long ago...
    I'm not going to play your stupid games much longer.
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    Sadly very true, just have a browse on Youtube,...

    I don't think that's true, but if you have some data to support that, then I'd love to see it. It would be a valid point to make. But to suggest that the police routinely show up for the purpose of...
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    JL, unfortunately the instances of police...

    JL, unfortunately the instances of police misconduct, often fatally so, is increasing at an alarming rate.
    This is not partisan in nature, but fact, as more people broadcast their interactions with...
  5. Question: Exporting Notes

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    What's the Notebook app called ? Normally, if...

    What's the Notebook app called ?
    Normally, if they can be exported, the option will be available in settings.
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    Hang on a cotton picking minute, you are the one...

    Hang on a cotton picking minute, you are the one relying on a misleading OpEd to validate your misinformed generalisations, so, therefore it's up to you to actually demonstrate that your comment has...
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    That's an OpEd piece based on exit polls, hardly...

    That's an OpEd piece based on exit polls, hardly empirical evidence.
    Very much mixing apples and oranges to produce Mustangs.

    Probably best to not continue with this line as it may end up badly....
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    Yet again you avoid the actual point. Your...

    Yet again you avoid the actual point.

    Your misinformed generalisation is right here:



    Now stop playing silly and, as I said earlier, put up or, well you know the rest.

    Under 50's carry a...
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    You knew this was going to happen, so put up or...

    You knew this was going to happen, so put up or stop making such misinformed generalisations.
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    Perfect example of the fractured nature of...

    Perfect example of the fractured nature of American federalism.
  11. You really should start your posts, Once Upon a...

    You really should start your posts, Once Upon a Time.....

    We get your are staunchly partisan, but this doesn't have a shred of plausibility, or even grounding in reality..
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    There was more than just the Capitol police...

    There was more than just the Capitol police there, even so looks like the rot is endemic rather then from a single source.
    There is a deep rooted problem with law enforcement and how they operate....
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    Who was "running" the country and it wasn't...

    Uhm...Nancy Pelosi and the Congress are in charge of the Capitol Police force. Joe Biden is presently in charge of those who are pursuing these ridiculous charges. Is that what you meant?[/quote]...
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    More corruption of law enforcement, who are,...

    More corruption of law enforcement, who are, agents of the state..
    Remind me, who was at the top of that particular tree at the time ?

    Either way the whole episode is a mess and was shocking to...
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    You're quoting out of context again, please stop....

    You're quoting out of context again, please stop.

    The conservative ethic is to ensure that the moneyed elite increase their wealth at expense the of the lower classes.
    Take, for example, Trumps...
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    tom, this is worth watching:...

    tom, this is worth watching: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11947152/?ref_=ttep_ep3

    Please approach with an open mind, rather than clouded by partisan focus.
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    True nowt wrong with honest business, however...

    True nowt wrong with honest business, however both sides of this are as guilty as the other when it comes to dodgy deals with foreign powers. Biden's was used as an attack advert during the election,...
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    The conservative elite always line their own...

    The conservative elite always line their own pockets while smiling about their "good works". Very much like the old skool confidence trick, look here, don't worry about what my other hand is doing......
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    As an outsider. it would appear that the Dems are...

    As an outsider. it would appear that the Dems are very much the UK's New Labour, trying to spend out of a crises, whereas the Reps, like UK Conservatives, merely screw everyone out of as much money...
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    Poll: As infectious diseases are not my forte I can...

    As infectious diseases are not my forte I can only comment on what's reported.
    Either way the UK has a high rate of vaccination, 70%+ overall, and, despite increased infection rates, reducing...
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    Poll: 90-95% effective in reducing symptoms, which they...

    90-95% effective in reducing symptoms, which they do very well.
    Remember asymptomatic people, while infected, are not actually unwell with this disease..
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    Poll: Worth a read: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/57889961

    Worth a read: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/57889961
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    Poll: As 'clete points out that's how these vaccines...

    As 'clete points out that's how these vaccines work.
    Most of the current crop of positive infections are classed as asymptomatic, ie infected, but not displaying symptoms.
    Our Tack and Trace...
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    Poll: What has really helped with the latest UK wave is...

    What has really helped with the latest UK wave is a high uptake of vaccinations, so while people do get infected the effects are generally mild with low hospitalisations and deaths.
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    Poll: Private poll added for information.

    Private poll added for information.
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    And the award for twisting whatever is posted to...

    And the award for twisting whatever is posted to suit their own agenda goes to.....

    Back to the thread in hand please.
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    I asked YOU to consider the differences in salary...

    I asked YOU to consider the differences in salary between USA and Aus.
    Bearing in mind that Aus has universal healthcare and therefore don't have the mandatory additional outgoings from their...
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    Not at all. You are the one comparing US and Aus...

    Not at all.
    You are the one comparing US and Aus salaries, without addressing the obvious differences.

    What's the average monthly outgoing for health insurance for a US citizen.
    There's a lot to...
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    However once you take into account major...

    However once you take into account major outgoings and differences, such as health insurance and other costs of living the picture becomes alot clearer.
    You are comparing different fruits again.
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    WHo has more million/billionaires, the serious...

    WHo has more million/billionaires, the serious skews these figures...


    You ranted about some earlier in this thread....
    These mega-corps.
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    Actually what you have just described also...

    Actually what you have just described also includes the rest of the developed world, Europe, UK and the USA.
    Much of what you describe codifies, so called, common sense behaviours for civilised...
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    Yes...

    Yes...
  33. Easy enough, use your voicemail as a filter....

    Easy enough, use your voicemail as a filter.
    Don't hang up the calls, just mute and let them ring out.
    If they are, as suspected, autodialers, your number will soon drop out of the active lists.
  34. Have the callers identified themselves ? Dodgy...

    Have the callers identified themselves ?

    Dodgy texts with links are best ignored anyways.
    SO far sounds like some spam gangs have your number and are making use of it.
    Be mindful where your...
  35. More details would be useful.

    More details would be useful.
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    Jlisenbe, whatever I'm done with this discussion....

    Jlisenbe, whatever I'm done with this discussion.
    You really should get a job in politics, but avoid pedestrian crossing, once you have proven black is white.
    This isn't an either/or choice you can...
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    You are moving the goal posts with your responses...

    You are moving the goal posts with your responses making it very difficult to have a meaningful discussion.

    Over the years, the Big tech firms have been left to their own devices with very little...
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    Firstly, stop with the overly obnoxious homework...

    Firstly, stop with the overly obnoxious homework retort, it's getting tiresome. I'm not a wayward child and will not be addressed in that manner.
    Secondly, how you define social media and how the...
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    https://revive.digital/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/...

    https://revive.digital/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/social-media-graph-Worldwide-2020-1024x576.png

    /mike drop
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    There are many others in the Social media sphere,...

    There are many others in the Social media sphere, however, Facebook and twitter are the market leaders in their delivery style.
    Remember MySpace, Bebo, etc...
    Even Yahoo and AOL, back in the day.
    ...
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    Here's the relevant parts:

    Here's the relevant parts:
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    Last time of asking, please stay on topic. Yes,...

    Last time of asking, please stay on topic.
    Yes, I have removed some posts and my next action will be to close.
    You know the line, stop stomping on it.
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    In this case he's claiming 1st amendments rights,...

    In this case he's claiming 1st amendments rights, Freedom of Speech, so it does, very clearly.
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    ....And back to the matter of the thread, if you...

    ....And back to the matter of the thread, if you please.
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    https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/07/florida_man...

    https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/07/florida_man_sues_social_media/

    Snigger
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    You can't make this up

    Trump sues Twitter, Google and Facebook alleging 'censorship'





    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57754435

    I'm not going to comment.....
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    Everyone knew those actions weren't going...

    Everyone knew those actions weren't going anywhere, the Repubs had the Senate sown up and would never allow them to succeed.
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    Can think of a number of other conspiracy/hoax...

    Can think of a number of other conspiracy/hoax messages circulating that get amplified out of all proportion by the social media echo chamber...

    I don't think these incidents correlate directly...
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    None of them were under oath at the time of these...

    None of them were under oath at the time of these comments.
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    Yes, a good point but one that doesn't grab...

    That's a great point. The selective application of standards should always be a concern. The selective outrage of the left should also be a concern.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, a good point but one that doesn't...
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