Self Limiting

2021 January 26
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by drdog09

Go ahead Twitter, make everyone’s day. But by the time you have banned half the country off your platform, you won’t have a platform to ban from. Its how Karma works in this crazy world of ours.

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  1. 2021 January 26 6:12 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Talking of self limiting, there is a saga going on at GameStop right now that is highly entertaining. Apparently several highfalutin wall street types went short on the GameStop stock by about 140% to total shares outstanding. The bet being that GameStop would go under.

    Well it appears that the Robinhooders and #GME types found out about it and bought in and are holding shares and not selling. The short sellers are bidding up the price attempting to cover their position and sell out before they are wiped out. Pain is unlimited on a short with a rising stock price. So the price has gone from $4 months ago to $140! The hubris is strong here and proves yet again that the smart money can be too smart for their own good sometimes.

    Let the pain roll on.

  2. 2021 January 26 6:55 am
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    justrand permalink

    And yet Congress continues to shield Twitter, Facebook, et al….it’s as though Congress was bought off, or something 👿

  3. 2021 January 26 7:33 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Why is anyone still on twitter?
    Plus they’ve started a “twitter informant” group for Karens.
    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/428175/

  4. 2021 January 26 7:56 am
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    justrand permalink

    in Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’, Soma is the drug that keeps the masses placated, if not euphoric. As long as they have their ration of Soma, they don’t feel the need…or even the desire…to question the authorities or anything else.

    In the 21st Century the Internet, specifically Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, et al, have become our Soma.

    Every time I read or hear some optimist say some variation of “The pendulum will swing back in America…it ALWAYS does”, I think of Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’.

    Although Huxley doesn’t spend much time in his novel talking about the origins of Soma, it stands to reason that it took a few modifications before the government got it just right. “Just right” being they refined it to the extent that the population became utterly tame and obedient..as long as they had their dose of Soma.

    The oligarchs of Big Tech (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, et al) have been perfecting their ‘Soma’ for some time, but as long as people didn’t have to rely solely on THEIR version of it, they couldn’t effect the control they, and the Democrat/Leftist/media cabal, LUSTED for. Competition was the last stumbling block.

    Now, thanks to a wholly owned Congress, and an eagerly corrupt media, the competition is being elminated. Soon your only source for ‘Soma’ will be Big Tech. And THAT is why the “pendulum” in America will not swing back on its own. The unholy alliance of Big Tech, the media, corrupt politicians, Leftists and mega-corporations intend to FREEZE the “pendulum” in its furthest Left position.

    The time to fight this, and them, is now. Once the pendulum is frozen in place, we are done as a free people.

  5. 2021 January 26 8:23 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal –

    Why is anyone still on twitter?

    Never got on Twitter. As I have said repeatedly, the way we all can fight back is:

    B_YC_TT. Care to buy a vowel.

  6. 2021 January 26 9:02 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    I got the pic off another site that is on twitter.

  7. 2021 January 26 9:42 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    More self limiting — https://www.cbsnews.com/news/super-bowl-ads-budweiser-coke-pepsi/ — No clydedale montages this year gents.

    But what did they expect? The Buccaneers make it to the super bowl? Hell just froze over.

  8. 2021 January 26 9:48 am
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    Eph permalink

    8 DR,

    Like I said before, that’s the only way to “fight” back.

    Everything else is just gravy

  9. 2021 January 26 9:49 am
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    Eph permalink

    Oops

    I meant post 7.

  10. 2021 January 26 9:54 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  11. 2021 January 26 10:42 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “Moderna CEO Says Virus to Stay With the World ‘FOREVER’”
    — LD lede

    Well duh.

  12. 2021 January 26 12:14 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “In the 21st Century the Internet, specifically Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, et al, have become our Soma.”

    This has some truth to it.
    For example, blogger Don Surber has left Twitter (since ALL of his friends are kicked off already) and he says what he misses is light-hearted chatting on non-political topics.
    Similarly, I’m avoiding YouTube but what’s hard is that I don’t really care about political stuff that much but YT is pretty good for recipes and DIY stuff like changing the battery on your car’s fob and stuff like that. BitChute and Rumble don’t have much of that stuff yet.

    We can just let them win or we can struggle through a difficult transition period.

    ps I’ll buy an “O” for the B_YC_TT word puzzle 🙂 🙂
    Somehow we need to find a Central Authority and coordinate our boycotts and focus them on one target. Punish one, strike fear into the others. Ten of us on BJG is not a critical mass unfortunately.

  13. 2021 January 26 12:35 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/week-after-2nd-pfizer-vaccine-shot-only-20-of-128000-israelis-get-covid

    Only 0.015 percent of those vaccinated by Phizer 2nd dose got covid.

    That’s definitely 95% effective

  14. 2021 January 26 12:50 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A good source of info on Covid is this blog.
    The guy is living in Israel, speaks English and has an American wife, and speaks German.
    He’s not a medical professional but he’s an intelligent and independent layman with IMO good instincts. He writes that the Israel vaccine rollout has gone well.

    Sample link:
    https://spinstrangenesscharm.wordpress.com/2021/01/22/covid19-mini-update-january-22-2021-israel-vaccination-progress-pfizer-side-effects-study-who-quietly-issues-caution-about-rt-pcr-with-high-replication-counts/

  15. 2021 January 26 1:29 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    10mins that might be of interest on the geo-political front — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TInjXQiYDPU

  16. 2021 January 26 2:15 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Watch your price at the pump soar:

    https://www.news4jax.com/news/politics/2021/01/26/ap-sources-joe-biden-to-pause-oil-drilling-on-public-lands/

    And Petey Boy is talking about increasing gas taxes:

    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/buttigieg-raising-gas-tax-on-the-table-to-pay-for-infrastructure

    It’s a good thing JR has a 35/35 Prius pickup (35 MPG/Top speed 35 MPH) so this won’t affect him much.

  17. 2021 January 26 3:02 pm
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    justrand permalink

    actually, the way our vehicle works is that you get in and keep your mouth completely shut…because
    it goes without saying [a very old joke]

  18. 2021 January 26 3:05 pm
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    justrand permalink

    the five “Senators” who voted against Rand Paul’s motion:

    Maine Sen. Collins
    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski
    Utah Sen. Mitt Romney
    Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse
    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey

    my surprise meter afterwards…

    https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/26/mcconnell-votes-favor-rand-paul-motion-dismiss-trump-impeachment-trial-five-gop-senators-opposed-collins-murkowski-romney-sasse-toomey/

  19. 2021 January 26 3:10 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Toomey has already quit.

    Not running for anything next year

  20. 2021 January 26 3:11 pm
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    Eph permalink

    Palin should run as an indie in 2022

    Forget the GOP

    Hand seat to dims.

  21. 2021 January 26 3:59 pm
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    justrand permalink

    I truly think that as soon as the Impeachment bullshit is over, Trump is going to “change his mind” about forming a Patriot Party. But even if he doesn’t, I would expect him to form or buy his own communications and/or become a major investor in NewsMax. A VERY powerful way to fight back.

  22. 2021 January 26 4:31 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Agree JR that getting more media on our side is Priority-1. I read that some Big Bucks donor funneled in $500K for the Gov Newsom recall movement. Sure, fine, but it’s a one-time thing that won’t even pass probably.
    Meanwhile there are a gazillion Newsom clones ready to step in.
    I’d much rather see money going into media and lawfare orgs like Judicial Watch.

    I guess I should shut up, I don’t even subscribe to Epoch Times. You can’t just stand these things up, you have to actually, you know, support them. Epoch Times says:
    “Breaking: 45 Republican Senators Call Trump Impeachment Unconstitutional”
    That’s gonna make it tough to get to 67 votes in the full Senate, yes? I guess this is the same headline as 20 but with a more positive spin LOL

  23. 2021 January 26 4:46 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    A quick update on my wife’s friend group.
    They’re investigating exodus from CA. They’ve got 2 accepted offers so far. One lady has bought in Allen, TX and the other in McKinney TX. Both are Collin County because one lady found a trusted Real Estate agent.
    A couple others have made offers only to shake their heads and say “There were two dozen other offers! The house went for $30K over asking price!”

    The point I’d suggest is that if you are considering selling a house in TX (and maybe ID, NV and AZ as well?) that you hold off till summer. This is a breaking storm, in my estimation, and there will be plenty of refugees streaming out of the smoking ruins of coastal CA.
    But I am not a registered financial advisor so I urge you to consult a professional before taking action.

  24. 2021 January 26 8:55 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYfmRTyl56w

    The bear case for the market. I’m still cautiously bullish until something changes my mind, but interesting take.

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