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Politics and hypocrisy, the perfect couple…
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Politics and Hypocrisy
Some things are just made for each other. Case in point, let’s do a flashback.
Last year, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweeted praise for the ongoing violent riots that were gripping the country at the time. He stayed on Twitter and even got a $3 million donation from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. This week, President Trump was kicked off Twitter for good for allegedly inciting violence among his supporters before they stormed the U.S. Capitol.
There are so many examples of double standards that proponents of free speech have stepped up in a variety of ways. For example, if you want to see a video archive of “every” video of radical left wing violence click here. (They call it “Democrat violence” but I disagree with that distinction. All Democrats are not radically violent.) It is a HUGE archive. I imagine that much of this will be B-roll footage in news reports throughout 2021.
And along the lines of exposing hypocrisy, Gab has a special surprise planned for Twitter. Check out the image below. Looks like someone is going to have a bad day soon.
No matter your politics, I hope you can see how wrong this is. I think this tweet from Hercules says it best.
And all kidding aside, just in case you thought I was, what is happening is scary.
Apple, Amazon and Google. Three billion (trillion?) dollar companies collude (presumably, obviously) to get an alternative media source banned because they disagree with their politics. Is that right? I don’t think so. I think its tyrannical. (And a bit in your face. I mean did you see the heart emoji Twitter CEO @Jack tweeted?) What next? CNN will be trying to deplatform FOX News, Newsmax and One America News because they disagree with them. Wait, what’s this? Wow. What happens after that? People may begin their own deplatforming, starting with Firefox. Sigh. At least people can still express themselves with the crassness of their insults without losing their job or flight privileges or family betraying family or… oh, I give up. Free speech is dead. Big tech killed it.
The Italian Job
In 2 weeks, there will be a swearing in of the President. Such being the case, why the furor to impeach President Trump? I mean, if he’s leaving in a few days why not just let him ride the wave out? Well, this video may have something to do with that. Annnddd… this affidavit.
Hmm… Your politics matter. Consider these 2 headlines.
- Charges dismissed in 37 cases involving people participating in peaceful Black Lives Matter protests
- Four Dead, 52 Arrested Amid Pro-Trump Capitol Riots
I don’t know the ins and outs of all these cases so maybe justice won out. I don’t know. It just seems like a double standard. But, again, I don’t know.
Some good news, I think.
Another “cure” (my words, not theirs) for the coronavirus, this one from out of the UK.
The UK said it has two new treatments — tocilizumab and sarilumab — that reduced the risk of dying from COVID-19 by 24% in those who take the medicine. The drugs often look to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
That’s good news for the world. I hope the treatments are cheaper than the mask rule fines some Londoners had to pay.
This seems eerily familiar
The government through the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has reportedly requested all major telecom companies to block access to the iOS AppStore, Google PlayStore, and YouTube. This comes at a time when the country prepares to go into elections on the 14th of January next week.
On 18th February 2016, Ugandans woke up to the harsh reality that they had been cut off from utilizing all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp– it was just a matter of time for the same for something similar to happen again and looks like it is just the first phase of apps that will be blocked.
The Minister of Defense, Adolf Mwesigye, and his Internal Affairs Counterpart General Abubakar Jeje Odongo told the press in Kampala yesterday that they are working to see how best they can manage social media. “We are now having a challenge of citizen journalism. Social media propaganda is certainly not in the best interest of this country’s security. We are looking for a way of dealing with it.” he said.
Google Africa responds. “…it is very hard to just have a channel removed due to a government request.”
Meanwhile in Canada…
This will make it all better, for a little while
I’m feeling a bit bummed today. (Can you tell?) If anyone were to buy me the car from Knight Rider though, I would probably perk right up. Just sayin’…
Now, one lucky nostalgist will have the chance to own the car themselves. As Car and Driver reports, Hasselhoff is currently auctioning off his personal version of the 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Neither K.I.T.T.’s legendary weapons arsenal nor Daniels’s verbal charm is a feature of this particular vehicle, but it is a “fully functional” ride, according to LiveAuctioneers. It also boasts an impressively colorful display of dashboard lights.
And just in case you are too young to remember one of the coolest TV shows of the 80’s, click here to see what you missed.
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