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#302051 - 07/05/17 01:55 PM Re: Round Table for July 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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The headline of this piece doesn't do justice to the importance of the content.
How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF. It is probably worthy of a thread of its own.

The gist is this: the maker of the GIF apologized for being a troll when he realized that CNN had tracked him down. He also acknowledged what trolling really is - bullying, and an addiction. Those points are really more important than what happened.

Maybe our Dear Leader should take note.
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#302052 - 07/05/17 02:01 PM Re: Round Table for July 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
The headline of this piece doesn't do justice to the importance of the content.
How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF. It is probably worthy of a thread of its own.

The gist is this: the maker of the GIF apologized for being a troll when he realized that CNN had tracked him down. He also acknowledged what trolling really is - bullying, and an addiction. Those points are really more important than what happened.

Maybe our Dear Leader should take note.

Perhaps his own wife should rein him in! After all, her specialty as FLOTUS is supposed to be cyber-bullying. mad
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#302060 - 07/05/17 03:19 PM Re: Round Table for July 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
The headline of this piece doesn't do justice to the importance of the content.
How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF. It is probably worthy of a thread of its own.



What happens when an online troll is unmasked can sometimes be an important milestone, for all.
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#302061 - 07/05/17 03:20 PM Re: Round Table for July 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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I can't get enough of people losing their shee-it online because @NPR tweeted the Declaration of Independence on Twitter.
Literally the best example of why many Trump supporters might just be the worst Americans ever and don't even know why.
They talk about America, they rage on patriotism but don't even recognize the founding documents when they read them.
I hope NPR starts tweeting the Constitution next.
Oh wait, Trump already said it was "archaic" and "bad for the country", and his fans automatically agree.
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#302064 - 07/05/17 05:06 PM Re: Round Table for July 2017 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Trumpees would have been Tories in the American Revolution. Maybe that's why they are cool with the idea of King Trump.
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#302072 - 07/06/17 01:37 AM Re: Round Table for July 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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One would have to admit, having witnessed the disaster that is the modern world, that giving the bully pulpit to a benign and benevolent monarch, ordained by the Almighty and trained in the Art of State from birth is a far superior system to one based on the random whim of whoever gets to count the votes.
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#302088 - 07/06/17 06:01 PM Re: Round Table for July 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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When the Hamburg hotels found out that an admitted sexual predator wanted a room, they said:

Quote:
Nein, we're all full.


laugh

Donald Trump 'has trouble finding hotel room at G20 summit'

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#302134 - 07/08/17 11:55 PM Re: Round Table for July 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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#302187 - 07/10/17 11:44 PM Re: Round Table for July 2017 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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After just 10 days of recreational marijuana sales, Nevada's pot dispensaries are running out. Seems they appointed the major liquor distributors as the pot distributors, but the government hasn't licensed any of them yet!

They sold all of their medical marijuana supply to recreational users and now the folks who need medical marijuana can't get it.

It takes about 75 days to force pot clones into harvestable buds (with 24 hour a day light) and then a couple of weeks to dry it. You can only take about 10 clones off one mother plant per month. So it's going to be a while before the growers can meet demand. Not to mention that there are no licensed liquor distributor middlemen.

Putting the liquor guys in the middle is pure political corruption meant to mollify them because of feared diminished liquor sales. Pot growers and pot sellers really have zero need for middlemen. But the mob needs their cut.

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#302197 - 07/11/17 09:46 AM Re: Round Table for July 2017 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
After just 10 days of recreational marijuana sales, Nevada's pot dispensaries are running out. Seems they appointed the major liquor distributors as the pot distributors, but the government hasn't licensed any of them yet!

They sold all of their medical marijuana supply to recreational users and now the folks who need medical marijuana can't get it.

It takes about 75 days to force pot clones into harvestable buds (with 24 hour a day light) and then a couple of weeks to dry it. You can only take about 10 clones off one mother plant per month. So it's going to be a while before the growers can meet demand. Not to mention that there are no licensed liquor distributor middlemen.

Putting the liquor guys in the middle is pure political corruption meant to mollify them because of feared diminished liquor sales. Pot growers and pot sellers really have zero need for middlemen. But the mob needs their cut.

Cali-fornia is the place those purchasers oughta be - so off to California and on to Beverly. smile
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