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by Doc
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Oh Cannabis!
Replies: 6
Views: 44

Re: Oh Cannabis!

As a libertarian, it's interesting to see that we've gone from being laughed at for proposing this, to having old school politicians run to the front of the parade and shout "follow meeee!" Pot is not the only thing that is green Next up, legalising all the other drugs, especially as the far-sighte...
by Doc
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Twitter releases the archive of bot accounts of state actors
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Twitter releases the archive of bot accounts of state actors

https://medium.com/dfrlab/trolltracker-twitter-troll-farm-archives-8d5dd61c486b #TrollTracker: Twitter Troll Farm Archives Part One — Seven key take aways from a comprehensive archive of known Russian and Iranian troll operations Homepage DFRLab On October 17, Twitter released an archive of over ten...
by Doc
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech
Replies: 18
Views: 733

Re: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech

Hi Steve I just saw this: https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1009856187209265152 Whoa, interesting. Thanks for that. I'm starting a review of my use of social media and Google, and trying to manage it really is pretty tricky. But I think I'll give DDG a try and see whether it works for me. If yo...
by Doc
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech
Replies: 18
Views: 733

Re: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech

Milo wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:00 pm
In hindsight it seems obvious: only the Republican Party could bring socialism to America!
WIthout violence at any rate.
by Doc
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech
Replies: 18
Views: 733

Re: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech

duckduckgo.com for a search engine. Do you know what their revenue model is? Do you use it, and if so is it a good one? As far as social media goes there agreement with the government is that they face no liability for what is posted on there sites by users AS LONG AS THEY ARE A PASS THROUGH MEDIUM...
by Doc
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Great Depression’ ahead?
Replies: 30
Views: 729

Re: Great Depression’ ahead?

Thanks Milo. Over the past decade I have been aware that governments in both the US and Europe have only treated the symptoms , not the root causes, of the 2007-08 GFC crash. I have long believed that their lack of action in structural reform have damned our world to a plunge into very hard times r...
by Doc
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Great Depression’ ahead?
Replies: 30
Views: 729

Re: Great Depression’ ahead?

Thanks Milo. Over the past decade I have been aware that governments in both the US and Europe have only treated the symptoms , not the root causes, of the 2007-08 GFC crash. I have long believed that their lack of action in structural reform have damned our world to a plunge into very hard times r...
by Doc
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Pundits of Interest
Topic: Antonin Scalia
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Antonin Scalia

by Doc
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech
Replies: 18
Views: 733

Re: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech

Google never said it would support free speech. Even if it did, it has no obligations to do so. This is your free enterprise world Doc, enjoy! Google then has no expectation that it will not be sued for liable for what others post on its sites. But they do because they are supposed to be protect as...
by Doc
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Calling all economists. I need your help.
Replies: 44
Views: 2602

Re: Calling all economists. I need your help.

If it's one part of the basket it's not able to be weaponised, yet its value to trade is retained. You may very well be right. But I don't think we can trust the US refraining from trying to interfere in order to serve its interests. Yet you blindly trust every manifestly self-serving dictator on t...