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anderson 11-01-2017 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Jaric (Post 2474591)
It seems like madness to me that doctors eagerly try to prescribe you you a crippling drug addiction. That feels like a violation of "do no harm".

Of course then they can prescribe you medication to alleviate the opioid induced constipation. Not to mention all the prescriptions and treatments to help you get off the opioids they got you hooked on initially.

I don't know what you're dealing with specifically, but I've never encountered pain a little bit of weed couldn't fix.

By far the best pain alleviation I've received is medical marijuana. It's not even close, unless you count absurd dosages of opiates.

But prior to medical marijuana I was given benzodiazepines and oxycodone (plus gabapentin) and was able to get rid of most of it once MJ was in play.

Baron Samedi 11-01-2017 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by anderson (Post 2474579)
In other news that will come as a delight to the Breitbart anti globalists is that a picture is forming of a lot of "nationalist" forces banding together internationally...

For instance, under suspicion of violating British campaign financing rules, it is now being investigated whether Breitbart paid people to work on the Brexit campaign. Because nothing says anti-globalist society more than a bunch of billionaires and ex-GS guys getting together to shape the political agenda.

I don't think you understand the terms "Globalist" and "anti-Globalist" correctly.

Globalism: A national geopolitical policy in which the entire world is regarded as the appropriate sphere for a state's influence.

Therefore, advocating in favor of Brexit doesn't make them "globalists" any more than you booking booking a room in Casablanca makes you an international real estate mogul.:coffee:

You can't fight globalism without fighting the consolidation of the globe.

anderson 11-01-2017 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Baron Samedi (Post 2474609)
I don't think you understand the terms "Globalist" and "anti-Globalist" correctly.

Globalism: A national geopolitical policy in which the entire world is regarded as the appropriate sphere for a state's influence.

Therefore, advocating in favor of Brexit doesn't make them "globalists" any more than you booking booking a room in Casablanca makes you an international real estate mogul.:coffee:

You can't fight globalism without fighting the consolidation of the globe.

I'm saying that it makes not a hoot of a difference whether the actors regarding the entire world as an appropriate sphere for influence are state actors or non-state actors as long as the result is supranational.

Or let me speak plainly. You're getting played.

Baron Samedi 11-01-2017 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by anderson (Post 2474612)
I'm saying that it makes not a hoot of a difference whether the actors regarding the entire world as an appropriate sphere for influence are state actors or non-state actors as long as the result is supranational.

Or let me speak plainly. You're getting played.

The actors are irrelevant.

It is the agenda that determines a globalist from a non-Globalist.

anderson 11-01-2017 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Baron Samedi (Post 2474618)
The actors are irrelevant.

It is the agenda that determines a globalist from a non-Globalist.

Methinks you're being thick now.

Baron Samedi 11-02-2017 06:20 AM

Twitter Admits It Buried "Podesta Email", DNC Tweets Ahead Of The Presidential Election

It was approximately one year ago, when angry tweeters alleged that Jack Dorsey et al., were purposefully censoring and "suppressing" certain content on Twitter, namely anything to do with the leaked DNC and John Podesta emails, as well as hashtags critical of Hillary Clinton while "shadow-banning" pro-Donald Trump content. We can now confirm that at least one part of the above was true, because during today's Senate hearing, Twitter admitted it "buried", which is another word for censored, significant portions of tweets related to hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chair John Podesta in the months heading into the 2016 presidential campaign.

As Daily Caller's Peter Hasson reports, Twitter’s systems hid 48 percent of tweets using the #DNCLeak hashtag and 25 percent of tweets using #PodestaEmails, Twitter general counsel Sean Edgett said in his written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Before the election, we also detected and took action on activity relating to hashtags that have since been reported as manifestations of efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. For example, our automated spam detection systems helped mitigate the impact of automated Tweets promoting the #PodestaEmails hashtag, which originated with Wikileaks’ publication of thousands of emails from the Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account.

The core of the hashtag was propagated by Wikileaks, whose account sent out a series of 118 original Tweets containing variants on the hashtag #PodestaEmails referencing the daily installments of the emails released on the Wikileaks website. In the two months preceding the election, around 57,000 users posted approximately 426,000 unique Tweets containing variations of the #PodestaEmails hashtag.

Approximately one quarter (25%) of those Tweets received internal tags from our automation detection systems that hid them from searches.

As described in greater detail below, our systems detected and hid just under half (48%) of the Tweets relating to variants of another notable hashtag, #DNCLeak, which concerned the disclosure of leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee.

continued..

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-1...onths-campaign

Seems election tampering isn't just for Russians. ROFL

I'm shocked. Really. Totally shocked....

And here I thought they were pro free speech after letting #rape Melania trend without objection.

anderson 11-02-2017 06:33 AM

Do you still think the Rape Melania placard wasn't staged?

Because the #RapeMelania hashtag wasn't trending because of a bunch of wankers wishing rape on the first lady, but because some dullard decided to pose and then post pictures and videos.
That whole mess has been thoroughly debunked. For all the talk to fake news, blah blah blah, zerohedge and other media outlets sure do go far out of their way to promote things like these.

Baron Samedi 11-02-2017 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by anderson (Post 2474928)
Do you still think the Rape Melania placard wasn't staged?

Because the #RapeMelania hashtag wasn't trending because of a bunch of wankers wishing rape on the first lady, but because some dullard decided to pose and then post pictures and videos.
That whole mess has been thoroughly debunked. For all the talk to fake news, blah blah blah, zerohedge and other media outlets sure do go far out of their way to promote things like these.

It was allowed to trend, while they disallowed pro-Trump and Podesta email hashtags.

We are talking about Twitter's management here.

anderson 11-02-2017 06:44 AM

I think you are a bit confused.

There is a difference between anti-spam algos picking up automated shit vs letting users discuss the planting of a fake sign at a rally.

Baron Samedi 11-02-2017 06:55 AM

Before the election, we also detected and took action on activity relating to hashtags that have since been reported as manifestations of efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. For example, our automated spam detection systems helped mitigate the impact of automated Tweets
promoting the #PodestaEmails hashtag, which originated with Wikileaks’ publication of thousands of emails from the Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account. The core of the hashtag was propagated by Wikileaks, whose account sent out a series of 118 original
Tweets containing variants on the hashtag #PodestaEmails referencing the daily installments of the emails released on the Wikileaks website. In the two months preceding the election, around 57,000 users posted approximately 426,000 unique Tweets containing variations of the #PodestaEmails hashtag. Approximately one quarter (25%) of those Tweets received internal tags from our automation detection systems that hid them from searches. As described in greater detail below, our systems detected and hid just under half (48%) of the Tweets relating to variants of another notable hashtag, #DNCLeak, which concerned the disclosure of leaked emails
from the Democratic National Committee. These steps were part of our general efforts at the time to fight automation and spam on our platform across all areas.


https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo...0Testimony.pdf

Let's do the math...

2 Months...approximately 60 days.

57,000 users
426,000 unique Tweets

That's about 8 unique tweets per account, over two months...so about one unique tweet per week.

Seems like "automated spam accounts" to me. :coffee:

anderson 11-02-2017 07:00 AM

Yes, and a quarter of those were flagged as spam accounts. The rest weren't.

Baron Samedi 11-02-2017 07:54 AM

OK, I don't have a Twitter account, so maybe some expert Twits on here can inform me...

Does making two Tweets a week qualify as spam, or a bot system?

Something tells me "#NeverTrump" probably never got flagged.

anderson 11-02-2017 08:03 AM

Your analysis makes no sense. You can't just average things out and state that each user sent two tweets. You can only say that 57,000 users sent out at least one tweet.

Besides modern spam fighting tools are far more sophisticated to make volume the number one criteria of whether something should be flagged or not.

Edit: And besides, there is relatively solid evidence that #NeverTrump was suppressed at least in Twitter's trending hashtag lists.

Baron Samedi 11-02-2017 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by anderson (Post 2474970)
Your analysis makes no sense. You can't just average things out and state that each user sent two tweets. You can only say that 57,000 users sent out at least one tweet.

Besides modern spam fighting tools are far more sophisticated to make volume the number one criteria of whether something should be flagged or not.

Edit: And besides, there is relatively solid evidence that #NeverTrump was suppressed at least in Twitter's trending hashtag lists.

"Unique" tweets....their word, not mine.

It's an important word in context.

anderson 11-02-2017 08:52 AM

Unique has nothing to do with what I wrote.


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