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Explains the ratings for the star wars sequels, if ratings were real they would probably be like 3 instead of the 7 or whatever they set them at.

I mean, we all pretty much knew it was rigged anyway. IMDB has been owned by Amazon for the last several years. So it's basically about as trustworthy as the Washington Post.

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Interesting, haven't seen that before. Did you realize that your comment was so bad you downvoted it yourself?

Surely there's a lot more "cool shit" out there than sitting for 3 hours at an NFL game.

But even if that's your thing, it's not just about "owning the libs," it's about not giving money to people who hate you and support efforts to destroy your freedoms, your country, and perhaps even your life.

There are so many terrible companies that fit the above and have monopolized industries that it can be difficult to avoid them altogether, but you should at least have an awareness of it.

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The humor keeps up spirits and holds the community together, so it will be in place for the more serious issues both present and future.

Yes, there is a need for serious issues to be resolved. But the idea that us making jokes is what is preventing us from fixing those problems is very obviously not the case.

There are both more jokes and real information posted here than virtually any other political forum. They are not in conflict.

Bear in mind, the problems we have are likely going to be ongoing for several years, whether the eventual resolution is good or bad. If someone has a genius idea to those problems right away, by all means let them share, but otherwise you would have to be some kind of psycho to want to go multiple years without sharing any humor or fun with your like-minded compatriots.

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You believe you’re mocking the people who got you to STOP using your own words?

Enjoying a joke doesn't mean you've stopped doing everything else.

The high energy and humor during 2015 to 2016 played a huge roll in getting Trump elected to begin with. It's why the original "the donald " subreddit was so popular and without it, we likely wouldn't have this community to discuss issues today.

And no, this wasn't some grand media plan to get people to stop saying "fuck joe biden." It was some dumb reporter awkwardly trying to run cover. Turning that around on its head and using "Let's go Brandon" as a euphemism for "Fuck Joe Biden" is hilarious, and actually reaches a lot more people than if we just posted another fuck joe biden chant to our own political bubble.

It's not like the joke stops anyone from ever saying Fuck Joe Biden again.

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I like Jordan Peterson and am glad he is out there speaking. I don't think he's quite the unparalleled genius that you do, but he is intelligent and thoughtful, and on many topics has advice that may be helpful to people. He also says brings up ideas, particularly in terms of psychology, culture, myth and religion that are interesting to think about even if I don't necessary agree with all of them.

But as I said, he is no warrior against tyranny, which is what your post claimed, nor a particularly good primary advisor. You can't be a warrior against tyranny if you don't acknowledge that tyranny exists, and there is too much he is strangely oblivious to. A worthwhile voice on culture and psychology, on the other hand? Sure.

In some cases, like his fight for free speech, he does take on a small part of the battle against tyranny. But he thinks he's primarily fighting against a marginal group of ideologically possessed people on the extremes who have gained a small degree of control in society and government. He doesn't realize that the western governments themselves are hell bent on the acquisition of total power, so he's not trying to fight that fight - and may even be against us in some ways.

On some topics, he deserves to be hammered. Not because they don't conform to my views. Because they are objectively terrible takes. Feel free to justify his Kavanaugh take if you disagree.

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Yeah, I noticed that as well. Wanna-be totalitarians too dumb to realize that they will also need just as many normal subs as in a regular year in addition to all these new subs they'll need for the vaccine bans.

Now also factor in how many "mental health days" you can expect all these teachers to be taking in the current environment and the demand may even be higher than usual. There will probably be a news report at some point about an "omega" coronavirus variant or something and half of them will call in sick in a panic.

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You misunderstood the comment you replied to. They are referring to claims of vaccine injuries not being tracked from 0 to 14 days after the shot because you aren't "technically" considered fully vaccinated until that time.

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It's brilliant in a sense but also so stupid that it actually works.

Like you have to be stupid to come up with something so dumb because a smart person would never think of it or think that it would actually work.

Or maybe a sociopath that just learns what they can get away with by trial and error, and society just collectively fails the test over and over again.

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Like during the George Floyd riots. City under 100% complete, overwhelming Democrat control. Police answer to Democrats and Democrat voters. Rioters spray paint "Fuck Trump" graffiti. Somehow his fault. See democratic politicians on Twitter, say "See? This is why your vote is important! Everyone needs to vote! Elect Democrats!"

Somehow this all makes sense to your average Democrat voter, and if it doesn't they just shrug and say orange man bad anyway so must vote Democrat.

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He does seem to be one of the few with integrity even if he can be a bit of a dick sometimes. He's right, along with us, about all of the corruption in government and calling out your own side.

I'm pretty sure he still believes in big government social programs despite that, though. It doesn't make sense to realize how terrible the government is and still try to give them such immense power and control of the flow of money. He would have to do a complete 180 on his entire identity to change that opinion, which I don't see happening. Also pretty sure he's fairly anti-conservative, though he runs in super liberal circles so I don't know how he treats or interacts with normal, non-politician conservatives.

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I like Jordan Peterson for the most part but if there's one thing he is NOT, is a warrior against tyranny.

Unless this has changed in the last year or so, he sees governments of the western world as having a very small amount of corruption. Present, but not anything to be concerned with. A small but necessary evil, basically, rather than what it really is, which is a system which is almost entirely corrupt from head to toe.

For example, it's very unlikely that he believes the last election was stolen. It's been a while, but I'm pretty sure he said before the election in some interview that electing someone like Biden (instead of Trump) would be good because it would allow the dialog to return to normal and both sides of the political spectrum could start politely speaking with each other again.

He has some mind-bogglingly stupid takes like that one. Another one from before was that Kavanaugh, if confirmed to the supreme court, should immediately step down to prove his innocence from the sexual assault accusations (???).

Somehow, despite the things he himself has gone through, he doesn't understand that you don't reward the mob for its bad behavior by giving them what they want - and that even if you do give them what they want, it will only increase their power and demands even further. He also knows about the horrors of communism but somehow can't recognize government tyranny in the present when it's staring him right in the face.

So yeah, he has some useful takes on social issues and interesting things to talk about, but he's probably one of the people that will still be sitting there like an idiot thinking all is okay if/when the government starts sending people to the "re-education" camps.

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Are you in favor of limiting the size and power of the government to prevent tyranny? Then you're conservative.

Do you think that spending money on social programs is okay if they're actually effective, but it should be reduced or eliminated if it fails to produce its goals? That used to be a fairly moderate opinion, but now is conservative.

A further right conservative would believe the question is somewhat irrelevant since most government spending on social programs is ineffective anyway.

The fact that you're here and likely support free speech alone essentially makes you conservative in the current era.

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Might be like a communist country where you get a "vote," but you'd best vote for the "party" because they're going to win anyway and if you don't vote for them you get put on a list.

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So it seems like both of these opinions are retarded:

the vax is totally safe and anyone who doesn’t get it is harming others

the vax is totally unsafe and anyone who is promoting it is harming others.

Regarding your second statement, we don't have long term data yet to analyze it, in terms of antibody dependent enhancement or long term effects like cancer or autoimmunity.

While you're right in a sense that most people who get the vaccine aren't instantly dropping like flies or anything, there are still enough short term effects and problems that trying to downplay them is pretty evil. Even the pro-covid vax people often plan to take a day or two off work after taking the vaccine because they've heard all the stories of side effects.

Even in terms of already existing and known side effects, I'd rather just take my risks with the virus.

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Same way that none of you have really tested the vaccine personally, but read info on the internet and then you make assumptions.

Yeah buddy let's just all tune in to CNN and have them make the decisions for us. Info on the internet = bad. People without a phd and a press badge are too dumb to decide for themselves and "make assumptions," they're incapable of logical conclusions.

Locking down the entire country, destroying the lives and mental health and financial futures of the young for a virus that rarely ever kills anyone who isn't on the verge of death is good public policy.

Let's all stop thinking for ourselves and blindly trust the self-proclaimed "experts," especially when what they tells us conflicts with obvious reality. Good work.

As far as the vaccine specifically, we have no long term data because it literally can't exist yet - the vaccine has only been given out since the start of the year. Not that we can have particular faith in available data either with all the screwing around we've seen them doing with existing "covid" stats and testing.

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The idea that Trump has always been controlled opposition is obviously insane - they could have just left us with all the other bought out candidates like Jeb Bush or Romney or Marco Rubio or whoever else. They were perfectly happy with the slow boil to big government, controlling both sides while the media ran cover for them.

But after January 6th he just flat out disappeared for a while (and abandoned his supporters in DC), went silent for a few months after the inauguration, came back but hasn't really managed to do much of value since. A few nice statements, but that's it. (And even a lot of the statements aren't particularly great, like this one just droning on about Biden's failure in Afghanistan for the fourth or fifth time. Even the RINO's can do that.)

I guess it's possible they finally managed to get some leverage on him around the 6th? It's really weird either way, how he's acted since then seems very out of character. But the idea that they wouldn't be able to control him his entire presidency but finally find something at the very end seems a bit bizarre as well. It just doesn't make much sense either way.

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Yeah, was thinking to myself that she didn't look as evil as usual, that instinctual revulsion to the sociopathic creature didn't really hit while looking at that sad old woman.

No way it's her.

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But it's also the only reason we have access to all of the information that allows us to be here.

Imagine if our only sources of information were CNN and word of mouth.

It's a double-edged sword.

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The corruption has been pretty bad for a while, but the government was at least a little smaller and didn't have as much control so the effect wasn't as severe.

You could pretty much ignore politics if you wanted - not that ignorance and passivity would be good for society, but it wasn't like today where your choices are either to join the big-government covid cult or be branded a conspiracy loon who is killing grandmas (and probably racist) by the media and big tech.

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Whoa there, buddy - that was yesterday's news when we needed you to be really afraid. Today's news is that we need lockdowns and vaccines so that not another person ever gets sick.

The science has evolved.

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You said "they tested it."

Not exactly. There is no long term data, and there can't be because it hasn't even existed long enough. So yes, they did "test" it. But it was not a sufficient test, as you are implying. Normal testing for a vaccine takes years to ensure safety, and these vaccines are particularly untested technology.

And by now, they've destroyed the control group, so who knows what kind of accurate long term data we'll get (if we are assuming the initial data was accurage to begin with.)

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It's more like .997% actually, total number of under 18 years old deaths in the US by "covid" is 361 according to the CDC. And given that hospitals like to label any illness that "looks like" it as "covid," the real number may even be lower.

Children and teenagers just don't die from this aside from very rare exceptions, which happen occasionally when there are over 70 million of them.

If the number of deaths ends up breaking 1500 or so by the year's end, that would probably be a good sign that something is very wrong with the vaccines.

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Not sure where it went to, but I saw one article that claimed withdrawing all of our people before the military would have made the Afghani government look weak.

Brilliant strategy, clearly stopped those Taliban.

Classic America Last style tactics for the American government to put everyone one else's interests before the well being of Americans.

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I somewhat wonder if that's exactly the intention. Bungle the withdrawal so badly we spend another 20 years and 5 trillion dollars there for the military industrial complex.

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Yeah, it's too bad blizzard is a terrible company these days. Doing the bidding of the Chinese communist party and it looks like they took a stop at the blue haired circus freak show to find a lot of their employees. Not surprising they don't seem to be making any good games.

Which is very sad considering how many great games they made 15+ years ago, but for all practical purposes the blizzard of the past no longer exists.

And funny enough, they managed to piss off the left side of the political spectrum as well with that weird sexual harassment of female employees stuff. So everyone kind of hates them now. When they used to be almost revered as a game company.

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