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Joined on: Sunday, 23rd December 2001, 02:26, Last used: Friday, 6th September 2013, 05:47

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About this user: 13.5 stones of wit

This user has posted a total of 13485 messages. On average, since joining, this user has posted 1.93 messages a day, or 13.54 messages a week. In the last 30 days, this user has posted 99 messages, which is on average 3.3 messages a day.

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RE: [VIDEO] Wandavision (and others)

Just found episode 2 and was actually delighted to see Emma Caulfield still channelling Anya.

Also, kinda obvious what's going on, but I'll let them finish

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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

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Si Wooldridge says...
"you've clearly forgotten the Pie video on this very subject...
Well, sadly, no, and it's actually at the forefront of my mind when I think about the type of person who would still support that wife-abusing rapist. I try and try to get my head around what positives could possibly come from giving that person another 4 years in the most powerful seat in the Western World and always come up dry. It can't be ignorance alone. His deeds & misdeeds, his ignorance & apathy, his blatant racism & white supremacist fascism are laid bare for the world to see.

The only reason i can muster is that these people are either, as I mentioned, already incredibly wealthy and want more (which he's already handed them in that despicable tax cut), or because keeping him power would make good people suffer & die, as long as they were okay.

I can't have sympathy for those people, cult or no cult.


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This item was edited on Sunday, 24th January 2021, 03:54

RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

Well this isn't good

Of the 25,000 National guard troops deployed to protect the US Capitol from psychotic Trump supporters over the inauguration period, over 100 of them have tested positive for Covid-19.

May or may not have had something to do with them bivouacing first in the Capitol halls, then in the parking garage with hardly the room to distance.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

Fair enough, but I'll still take that one personally.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

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Jitendar Canth says...
"When 74 million people vote for someone after four years of evidence of his destructive buffoonery, it's hard to be charitable."

Very much this. And enough of the 'you people'. Now who's stereotyping? Anyone who voted for that piece of trash deserves no sympathy, they need urgent psychiatric help. If you're not against who he is or what he stood for, then by default you're in support of everything he did. And that, frankly, makes you less of a human.

As was mentioned several times: the only type of people who would vote for Trump are billionaires or morons. If you're not sure which one you are, check your wallet.


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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

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Si Wooldridge says...
"I found this discussion to be interesting and the right approach to be taking at this point:"

Nice video, and interesting points made.

But there's this thing about the whole 'the 70+million who voted for Trump'. They ARE deplorable.

4 years ago he was a slightly unknown quantity with regards to politics. He was a f***ing despicable human being, the literal worst of humanity before he even started running for President, but there was this nonsensical mindset that even some of my more level-headed friends parrotted, that being that if he became President he would mellow out nd become more presidential. More reserved, and would ease up on the racist, misogynist hyperbole he was known for.

And they were wrong. From day one he, and those he surrounded himself with, exhibited characteristics more akin to a neo-fascist ideaology, from Sean Spicer shouting at the press for not going along with the lie about Trump inauguration audience, to Trump himself mocking the disabled and urging the crowds at his ego-stroking rallies to hold onto outdated mantras that made no sense 'lock her up'.

Trump will go down in history as the worst President America ever made the mistake of allowing in the door.

Anyone who voted Republican, deliberately, knowing that it would keep Trump in power if they won, were wrong to do so. Another 4 years of Trump would have decimated the country, in terms of the economy, international relations, as well as the Coronavirus pandemic.

There were no vaccine reserves. That was a lie.The 'plan' they had was woefully inadequate. Trump would have sat back and watched Americans die by the thousands, as long as his wallet was okay.

I hope he's convicted, and I hope they follow that up with banning him & his family from ever even running for local office. It was an experiment that failed catastrophically, hopefully never to be repeated.
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This item was edited on Saturday, 23rd January 2021, 01:31

RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Shouldn't it be all over by next week or something?"

Some are touting February

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Si Wooldridge says...
"I'm not too bothered if he is or isn't but I'd humbly suggest approximately 75 million Americans might just be..."

74,223,744 rounds down to 74 million. In any case, 81,283,485 Americans will be more than happy never to see him, or any member of his morally bankrupt family again.



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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

I'll just butt in here:

That crazy cat lady claims to have filed her articles of impeachment against Biden, even though they're not showing up on Congress.gov.

Just as a character reference, she also believes 9/11 was an inside job, and that every school shooting was staged, including Sandy Hook. And yet her district in Georgia thought she was the best person to represent them.

Carry on..
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This item was edited on Friday, 22nd January 2021, 10:22

RE: [VIDEO] Bond, Trailer Bond

November 2021. 

Hope it's worth the wait.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Followers of the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory are divided after Joe Biden's inauguration confounded their predictions that Donald Trump would remain president in order to punish his enemies in the "deep state".
As much as I hate to admit it, I frequent 4chan, behind 7 proxies, quite a bit. Once you've got the filters set up correctly on certain boards it's a tolarable place to be, and I've honestly had some of the most in-depth conversations on there.

That said, I have a funny feeling I was in the thread when the first inkings on Qanon started to rear it's damaged head. The thing is, you get a hundred posts like that 8 days a week, so nonsesnical bullcrap like that is immediately either completely dismissed until it drops off page 10, or the OP is trolled until they ragequit and are never heard of again.

However, in certain threads that have a trollable (real word?) hook, you'll get others who will play along as if it's a flat earth or chemtrail thread. This was one such thread, but to all intenmts & purposes it was just LARPing of pretty average quality. Obviously, the OP must have thought they were on to something, so continued on other boards and it snowballed, caught in a lie with no way out but further down.

This was posted Monday:



And it's a real testament to the fragility of the minds of a scarily large number of people that not only actually believed all that pizzagate garbage, but also thought that US marines were on standby to take 50-100 audience members, including Biden and all former presidents into custody, where they would be charged & executed on the steps of the capitol before sundown.

Mental health checks before you're allowed to vote. Couldn't hurt.



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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Is this the new standard that was started with the last guy, we're going to impeach each President as soon as they're sworn in?"

Well, that QAnon psycho congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene was going to give it a go.


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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

*clears throat*

President Biden has signed a proclamation halting further funding or construction to the wall along the U.S. Southern border.

The White House has sent an immigration bill to Congress. According to the new WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki, “The President's priority reflected in the bill [is] to responsibly manage the border, keep families together, grow our economy, address the root causes of migration from Central America, and ensure that America can remain a refuge for those fleeing [persecution].”

The Spanish version of Whitehouse.gov is back online

Per Department of Education: "At the request of President Biden, the Acting Secretary of Education will extend the pause on federal student loan payments and collections and keep the interest rate at 0%."

Per CNN: Joseph Biggs, a leader of the Proud Boys extremist group that took part in the US Capitol insurrection, was taken into custody and is facing charges. The FBI affidavit says Joe Biggs encouraged other Proud Boys not to wear the organization’s colors, to blend in. They have charged him with hindering an investigation. The maximum sentence is 20 years.

White House official confirm that Biden just fired Peter Robb after he refused to resign as NLRB general counsel. Robb is a long-time management-side attorney who helped break the famous PATCO strike. This is a signal to unions that Biden has their back.

Universal, Warner and Sony Music (all three major music labels) have suspended contributions to the 147 Republicans who objected to the Electoral College.

Universal, Warner and Sony Music (all three major music labels) have suspended contributions to the 147 Republicans who objected to the Electoral College.




White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says she plans to hold daily White House briefings Monday through Friday.

Per CNN: NSA General Counsel Michael Ellis, who was installed by Trump during his final days in office, was put on administrative leave Wednesday, a source tells me, adding his appointment is now subject of a DoD IG investigation.

Twitter has locked the official account for the Chinese Embassy to the U.S. after it defended China’s policies in the western region of Xinjiang.

Twitter: “We have taken action on this Tweet for violating our policy against dehumanization."

Biden has signed an executive order mandating that masks be worn on all federal properties and by federal employees and contractors.

Biden suspends the Migration Protection Program (MPP) which under Trump separated thousands of families and didn’t allow them to present themselves to ask for asylum.

Biden gets his first nominee confirmed: Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence. Vote was 84-10.

The White House has released a statement saying President Biden will reverse Trump’s ban on trans people not being able to serve openly in the military.

Biden has officially revoked the Musllim travel ban

Biden promises appointees he will fire them 'on the spot' if they act disrespectfully to others.

Biden has placed a bust of Cesar Chavez in the Oval Office. The bust had been in La Paz, California, at the Cesar Chavez National Monument and was sent to Washington at the request of the White House, according to the Cesar Chavez Foundation.



.....and that's day ONE.





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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

Didn't take long..



No wonder their numbers are tanking. Joe set foot in the White House as president about 2 hours ago.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Biden Presidency 2021

Yeah, boring is good. I'm happy with a President that's working and not tweeting 24/7


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RE: [VIDEO] The Failed Presidency of Donald Trump

Looks like gaga's going for another oscar

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RE: [VIDEO] The Failed Presidency of Donald Trump

Just when you thought he might show a little humility on the way out



Just, unconscionable. Especially considering they can be reversed immediately, so what was the point?
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Which means these guys can get to work




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RE: [VIDEO] The Failed Presidency of Donald Trump

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Si Wooldridge says...
"I'm assuming they don't do any vetting prior to enlistment to the National Guard, which is surely a problem..."

12 removed overall. 2 as you reported, and another 10 removed for 'questionable behaviour' and criminal activity. Overall a tiny percentage of the numbers deployed, but still terrible that the checks had to be carried out at all.


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RE: [VIDEO] The Failed Presidency of Donald Trump

From the BBC:

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President-elect Joe Biden's team has announced the executive actions he will take immediately. They include reversals of Trump policies including:

Stopping the US pullout from the World Health Organization (WHO)

Rejoining the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Ending a ban on travel from several Muslim-majority countries
I wish I could say it's going to be like the last 4 years never happened, but he's done far too much damage for that to ever be even a distant hope.
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RE: [VIDEO] The Failed Presidency of Donald Trump

Well, he's leaving for Mar-a-Lago in 4 hours, so he'd better get a shift on.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Failed Presidency of Donald Trump

Turns out he could, despite what learned scholars were telling us

Oh well, at least he didn't pardon himself or his kids.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Failed Presidency of Donald Trump

Rumours abound that once the dust settles, Trump's going to try and start his own political party, probably taking several GOP senators & Congresspeople with him.

A 50/25/25 split suits me just fine.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Failed Presidency of Donald Trump

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Respectfully disagree unless you can show me an amendment to the Supreme Court ruling on Packingham v North Carolina because I cannot for the life of me find anything that suggests that this unanimous Supreme Court ruling in 2017 (under Trump) has been rescinded in the last three years (also under Trump)."

Um... I Respectfully request you read your linked article again, and the court document linked to therein. Now I'm not at work I've had time to have a proper read and it's fascinating, albeit slightly disturbing stuff. It all hinges on this:

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In 2002, petitioner Lester Gerard Packingham—then a21-year-old college student—had sex with a 13-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to taking indecent liberties with a child. Because this crime qualifies as “an offense against a minor,” petitioner was required to register as a sexoffender—a status that can endure for 30 years or more.See §14–208.6A; see §14–208.7(a). As a registered sex offender, petitioner was barred under §14–202.5 from gaining access to commercial social networking sites. In 2010, a state court dismissed a traffic ticket against petitioner. In response, he logged on to Facebook.com and posted the following statement on his personal profile:

“Man God is Good! How about I got so much favor they dismissed the ticket before court even started?No fine, no court cost, no nothing spent. . . . . .Praisebe to GOD, WOW! Thanks JESUS!” App. 136.

At the time, a member of the Durham Police Depart-ment was investigating registered sex offenders who werethought to be violating §14–202.5. The officer noticed that a “‘J.R. Gerrard’ ” had posted the statement quoted above.368 N. C. 380, 381, 777 S. E. 2d 738, 742 (2015). By check-ing court records, the officer discovered that a traffic citation for petitioner had been dismissed around the timeof the post. Evidence obtained by search warrant con-firmed the officer’s suspicions that petitioner was J. R.Gerrard.
Petitioner was indicted by a grand jury for violating§14–202.5. The trial court denied his motion to dismiss the indictment on the grounds that the charge against him violated the First Amendment. Petitioner was ultimatelyconvicted and given a suspended prison sentence. At no point during trial or sentencing did the State allege that petitioner contacted a minor—or committed any other illicit act—on the Internet.

Under N. Carolina state law at the time, anyone registered as a sex offender was completely forbidden from accessing social media of any type. The petitioner was celebrating a traffic court throwing out a ticket and as he posted it to Facebook that was a violation of his terms so he was convicted again.

It was argued that completely forbidding sex offenders from accessing social media would deprive them from certain given liberties, conversation, the exchange of ideas, the quest for further knowledge. It gets a bit long winded near the end, but it was counter-argued that sex offenders could use the platforms to directly communicate with minors, but this was, for some reason, negated (imagine that happening in the UK with our tabloids).

All your article shows, is that registered sex offenders (in this example) can access social media & the internet in general (under supervision, hopefully), as communication and the free exchange of conversation & ideas is a fundamental right under the first amendment.

At NO point in that article, or the associated court documents, does it say that these people, or anyone else for that matter, can say whatever the hell they want on privately-owned social media platforms without their posted material coming under rules & limitations of the terms & conditions of the social media platform being used. (which is what's being discussed here).

They're allowed to use Twitter/Facebook etc, but they still have to abide by THEIR rules. It's their playground, and they can take away the football if they want to.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Failed Presidency of Donald Trump

In his last 24 hours as Majority Leader, McConnell has rounded on Trump

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“The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people,”

After McConnell’s remarks, Schumer said on the Senate floor that “Donald Trump should not be eligible to run for office ever again.”

“Healing and unity will only come if there is truth and accountability,” Schumer said.

“There will be an impeachment trial in the United States Senate, there will be a vote on convicting the president for high crimes and misdemeanors, and if the president is convicted, there will be a vote on barring him from running again,” Schumer said.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/19/trump-provoked-capitol-riot-mitch-mcconnell-says.html

That's pretty much it from Trump then. It probably won't be good news for his toadying offspring either.

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RE: [VIDEO] The Failed Presidency of Donald Trump

Si. That article's 3 years old. Terms & Conditions have been updated since then.

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The First Amendment protects individuals from government censorship. Social media platforms are private companies, and can censor what people post on their websites as they see fit
https://www.freedomforuminstitute.org/first-amendment-center/primers/free-expression-on-social-media/

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RE: [VIDEO] The Failed Presidency of Donald Trump

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Si Wooldridge says...
"their ability to communicate on what is legally 'the public square'"

We've gone over this. Private companies are not 'the public square'. They are potentially liable for inflammatory & possibly libellous content being stored, albeit temporarily, on their servers. 

It is rather confusing why they've blocked Ron Paul though, he's so far off the radar as to be considered virtually translucent.

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EDIT: It was a mistake on FB's part, which they've admitted, but that's not to say Mr Paul hasn't been cutting it close to the line.

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In an email on Monday night, a Facebook spokesperson told Reason that it had mistakenly locked former Rep. Ron Paul's page. "While there were never any restrictions on Ron Paul's page, we restricted one admin's ability to post by mistake. We have corrected the error."


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RE: [VIDEO] The Failed Presidency of Donald Trump

Seems that Trump's parting gift to the US is a slew of pardons, nearing 100 in number for various people convicted of various crimes. Some are for crowd-pleasing names such as Lil Wayne & Weezy (No, me neither), but according to Guiliani, some are for sale.

$2 million for some bidders

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