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Offline Jeff Wrangler

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6345 on: September 22, 2021, 06:55:00 AM »
https://www.newsweek.com/pro-trump-rally-expecting-10000-attendees-sees-only-few-hundred-show-1628299

That's just fake news from the mainstream media. You know there were actually thousands upon thousands of Trump supporters there, and the rally was a huge success, and they're going to take back the White House in 2024 because the 2020 election was stolen.

R-i-i-i-ght. ...

And everybody in attendance got a Maga cap and a My Pillow. ...

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6346 on: September 22, 2021, 08:11:23 AM »
Pro-Trump Rally Expecting 10,000 Attendees Sees Only a Few Hundred Show Up

By Jason Lemon - 9/12/21



Organizers of a Kentucky rally in support of former President Donald Trump featuring several prominent allies and conspiracy theorists expected some 10,000 people to show up this weekend. Instead, less than 300 were in attendance when local journalists attempted to cover the proceedings.

The "We the People Reunion" was held at the Muhlenberg County Agriculture & Convention Center Fairgrounds in Powderly, Kentucky, on Friday and Saturday. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, retired General Michael Flynn, attorney Lin Wood and others were among the featured speakers, according to the event and ticket page online.

Local channel WFIE 14 News sent a team to shoot video at the event on Friday but was later asked to leave, according to a report broadcast by the NBC News affiliate. The news channel reported that promoters had expected a crowd of about 10,000 people but less than 300 were in attendance from what their journalists saw. Event organizers reportedly refused to speak to WFIE about the rally.

https://www.newsweek.com/pro-trump-rally-expecting-10000-attendees-sees-only-few-hundred-show-1628299

Hope the county was wise enough to get the money in advance.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6347 on: September 22, 2021, 11:18:26 AM »
Trump campaign knew lawyers’ voting machine claims were baseless, memo shows

Which is why they absolutely need to be prosecuted.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6348 on: September 22, 2021, 12:21:01 PM »
I keep hoping it happens, but the way things seem to go, it won't.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6349 on: October 05, 2021, 09:17:22 AM »
So Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp went down yesterday? What a pity for Mark Zuckerberg. ...
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« Reply #6350 on: October 05, 2021, 09:59:27 AM »
yes, they were down.  I don't have accounts with Instagram or WhatsApp, and I don't check FB during the day, so I didn't notice.  lol

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« Reply #6351 on: October 05, 2021, 10:25:17 AM »
What's really striking me funny about this is that it happened at the time there has been a story arc on my favorite TV show, 9-1-1, that revolved around a cyber attack.  :laugh:

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« Reply #6352 on: October 05, 2021, 02:02:23 PM »
This is quite technical but basically what was seen from outside the evil empire by Cloudflare -> https://blog.cloudflare.com/october-2021-facebook-outage/

The public will likely NEVER know the truth...

So anyone think it was a coincidence that the FB whistleblower segment aired on Sunday's "60 Minutes" and she's testifying today before Congress?  Nothing would make me happier than regulators take ass-wipe Suckerberg down a few notches and a few billion $.  The company is essentially defrauding investors by concealing information... just like "Big Tobacco" did...   Watch that 60 Minutes episode if you want to understand more of what they have been doing for years.   Just evil, pure evil.

If you use FB and love it, that's fine... just understand that YOU and your DATA, ARE THE PRODUCT that is being SOLD. Suckerberg and his cronies have built an empire getting filthy rich pulling this BS.   They need some serious regulation and liability exposures to bring them in check - nothing else will.  I hope the next time Suckerberg is summoned to Congress, and starts with his smokescreens and lies, they rip him a new one...   Same goes for the other "social media" ass-wipes.   Growl.
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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6353 on: October 05, 2021, 02:41:59 PM »

I did happen to see that Facebook segment on 60 Minutes. There's always been something about Facebook that's made me want to stay away from it, even though some friends keep saying I should get on it for various reasons, but there's always something that comes up that makes me glad I am not associated with it, like what I heard on the 60 Minutes segment.

You can see it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lx5VmAdZSI

 

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« Reply #6354 on: October 05, 2021, 07:17:48 PM »
There's always been something about Facebook that's made me want to stay away from it, even though some friends keep saying I should get on it for various reasons, but there's always something that comes up that makes me glad I am not associated with it.

That's exactly been my experience. Every time I think I should give in and join Facebook, I hear some horrible story that makes me glad I'm not on it.

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« Reply #6355 on: October 06, 2021, 11:19:14 AM »
^^^

I also keep thinking I spend, or waste, depending on how you look at it, enough time on the computer anyway without getting into that besides!

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« Reply #6356 on: October 06, 2021, 07:28:57 PM »
I also keep thinking I spend, or waste, depending on how you look at it, enough time on the computer anyway without getting into that besides!

Same here.

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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6357 on: October 11, 2021, 11:01:06 AM »
I watched this segment on 60 Minutes last night about synthetic media...or deepfakes.

If you think people believe in all sorts of strange, and completely incorrect, things now, wait'll this technology invades the world and causes everyone not to believe that anything is fact or real. It's a technology that could disrupt societies in ways heretofore unimaginable. It's something to be aware of if you don't know about it at the very least. I kind of new what a deepfake was and now I do.

https://youtu.be/Yb1GCjmw8_8

I was imagining a scenario where cameras capture something that happens between people. Whatever it is. Then people use this technology to make a second version of it and they both look real, but one is not. And some news outlets, like OAN (One America News) or Newsmax or Fox, only show that unreal one to people. And those who trust or only watch one of those networks...that's what they'll believe.


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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6358 on: October 11, 2021, 11:02:33 AM »
Not only that, have you all learned this recently:

How AT&T Helped Build Far-Right One America News
https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-oneamerica-att/

As it lauded former President Donald Trump and spread his unfounded claims of election fraud, One America News Network saw its viewership jump. Reuters has uncovered how America’s telecom giant nurtured the news channel now at the center of a bitter national divide over politics and truth.

One America News Network Is Funded Almost Entirely by AT&T
https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/one-america-news-network-is-funded-almost-entirely-by-att/491082/


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Re: News and Current Events - 2017 - 2021
« Reply #6359 on: October 11, 2021, 11:09:04 AM »

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