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  • JTC

    Is it really capitalism if it is a monopoly?

    Sorry Jan…game, set, match.

  • kadaka

    And when we try a non-lefty alternative, we go for free speech even when ugly, and get Gab.

    • pyrodice

      No, if you want free speech even when it gets ugly, you get 4chan. Even Gab banned Cantwell.

    • rolanddeshain

      Using Wikipedia as an objective source is about as reliable as using snopes. Reading the first sentence of the wiki posting tells you all about the hack that wrote it.

    • interventor

      Should it be described as a publisher or a utility?

  • Chris Muir

    I’m on Gab, kadaka, and your quote here is misleading.Hence the edit.

    • kadaka

      It was misleading and from Wikipedia, and meant to show how it is popularly yet inaccurately portrayed.

      • Chris Muir

        Apologies. English is interesting, and it did not read that way.

        • kadaka

          Censorship is alluring. 😉

          • Chris Muir

            As is clear diction.

    • JTC

      Is that link to a spoof of wiki?

      I mean a read of that posting leaves no doubt about its editorial preferences, just like the platforms referenced here.

      And yet there is no red warning language above the blather about how credible proofs and cites are needed. That can’t be the neutral platform of third-party provided information that Leftipedia…I mean wikipedia claims itself to be.

  • John M.

    Ah – back to the “sisterhood of the travelling bikini-bottom” and its attendant scenery…

    • Too Tall

      As Naomi currently has the “traveling bikini-bottom,” and there is no visual proof in panel 2 that Jan is wearing a bikini bottom, perhaps Chris should have provided us a view from behind Naomi?

  • Toxic Deplorable B Woodman

    Gab is the conservative parallel to Twatter (I belong to neither).
    Where is the conservative parallel to FaceBorg? I’d love to kick FuckZuck in the mangina by leaving, and telling him so as I leave.
    I would be willing to invest a modest amount, with others, to get “it” started. What’s the holdup? Copyright/patent? “There’s a way around almost anything.” (something I learned as a Retention NCO)

    • Bren

      Minds.com, but it’s just getting started and has some problems of its own.

      • pyrodice

        Just made a profile there. What have you seen so far?

  • Toxic Deplorable B Woodman

    The problem with FuckZuck, Twatter, and other Socialist Media, is that they claim to be one thing, an open platform vs (something else). One is open to all, the other can be “edited”. One is ungoverned, the other can be put under gubberment control. Socialist Media is playing one end against the other.
    I know I’ve lost or confused some details, I’m hoping some of the fine DBD can straighten me out and cut through the Gordian Knot.

    • Too Tall

      The Gordian Knot?

      So that is what is on either side of Naomi’s bikini bottom!

      I seem to recall a young Macedonian had a method to solve such important issues.

    • Chris Muir

      Actually, you just laid out the next few toons I had written, O Toxic One!

      • Toxic Deplorable B Woodman

        Ummmmmm………..you’re welcome?

  • Pamela

    Perchance people should take their time and money to places other than FB, Scroogles et al. How fast would their fortunes change…

    • JT

      Have you looked into. Freezoxee
      As an alternate social media site?

  • WayneM

    Social media should be called “anti-social media” given the pernicious effect these websites delivered to society.

    I am hoping some of the more prominent people who’ve been banned put together a massive lawsuit and kick Zuckerberg et al to the curb. Either they are the public square OR they’re publishers… IF they’re the public square, the censorship ends or they get sued out of existence.

    • Toxic Deplorable B Woodman

      Wayne M,
      THAT’S what I was looking for, “public vs publishers”. TY.

    • rolanddeshain

      I listened to a podcast by “Red Pilled America” about Fakebook. They have the legislation that somehow allows them to be both a platform AND a publisher. It would take D.C. to screw up something like that.

  • soon, facebook and twitter will be parked right next to myspace.

    “The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” John Gilmore

  • Halley

    Am I wrong, or did not the Civil Rights Act or 1964 decree that private businesses may no longer accept or decline customers, clients or employees based on race, religion or gender? It could be that adding “or political views” to the Civil Rights Act would address the censorship virus – political discrimination being the new racial discrimination – currently infecting Big Tech…? Just throwing it out – with 0% legal acumen …

  • Delilah T.

    All comments above are good reasons to not use that specious nonsense. There are better ways to build an audience than through Fakebook and its traveling companions.

  • Tagg

    I just say no, and refuse to use anything Mr. C××ksuckerberg has a finger in. From what of Forcebook that I’ve seen, and Twatter too for that matter, its all a huge wast of time and mental focus. I don’t understand the popularity of “social media”. Its become a mind numbing social disease.

    • Toxic Deplorable B Woodman

      FB has, me, a valid use. I use it as a one stop shopping to keep in touch with a far flung family.

      • DCE

        Likewise, Toxic.

        I don’t spend much time of FB and when I do I am catching up with family and friends. There are two FB groups I belong to, one that deals with my old home town and another that is a boating group for the big lake up here. That means I’m on it once or twice a month. I didn’t want to get dragged down the rathole of PC/Woke/#Resist BS.

      • Any blog would suffice for that, with all members allowed to post. That technology is as old as the internet itself. Even pre-internet was the “message board”. You have no excuse.

        • JTC

          The “excuse” is the market penetration/critical mass (and the inherent money/power that flows from that). That pure ubiquity and ability to buy out the newer platforms favored by younger ones means that trying to entice those relatives to what they regard as old dead communication (snail mail or even phone calls anybody?) Not happening; TDBW would be chatting to himself.

          But new-gen tech will appeal to them and possibly be resistant to those dominant forces, although as you say they may be corrupted out of the gate. We’ll see.

  • SteveH

    How long to bikini lines typically take to fade?

    • PaulS

      Not long enough. 😉

  • JTC

    DT has made cryptic reference to 5G and specifically forbade gov interference.

    What the major platforms have now is critical mass and the mega $ that comes with it which gives them almost limitless power not only to impose their preferences but to stifle competition. As I implied at the top it is no longer capitalism when it becomes a defacto shadow-gov.

    Let’s see what possibilities the expanded tech can provide that I believe not just Trump but free enterprise and free speech needs to counter it.

    • kadaka

      5G requires many smaller repeaters at neighborhood level thus will be very difficult to implement in distant rural areas, like just a mile out of town. “Government” wants to hire hundreds of thousands of union workers to install 5G where there are very few to no people over several years and before those contracts are done there will be next-generation upgrades available and replacements needed thus another round of contracts. And of course there will be a sop to “renewable energy” with solar and wind power sources with pricey batteries good for several days.

      There are great reasons right there to keep government far away from 5G.

      • JTC

        “…keep government far away from 5G.”

        Pretty much the gist of all of my blather for today, and that Trump has foreseen and addressed.

        But that does not seem to jibe well with your song of praise of subsidies and special deals down below?

        Specifically of course, Amazon is absolutely as much of a quasi-gov platform of inclusion/exclusion of capitalism and free commerce as any of the antisocial platforms under discussion today, and with an identical accumulation of critical mass and therefore money/power to corrupt…and they do.

        • kadaka

          Amazon has alternatives like eBay to Etsy, with eBay having many stores, carts, and a single-point checkout. Amazon also has many third-party sellers, like WalMart-dot-com does, but Amazon does mention when something is available and cheaper from them.

          Amazon may have limits on the material they sell, but no bookstore is required to have everything available. The Amazon Smile program is criticized because they banned groups based on SPLC’s blacklist, but that program is Amazon taking a cut of their own revenues for a donation.

          Bezos bought WaPo himself and otherwise plays politics with his own money but keeps Amazon away from controversial stuff. As the ancient wisdom goes:

          Just hold on loosely
          But don’t let go
          If you cling too tightly
          You’re gonna lose control

          • JTC

            Disclosure: Been Amazon Prime just about since inception. Availed myself of Zero’s socialist ploys directly and indirectly too…advised one child to take the 8K first time homebuyer subsidy, another to take the 5K home upgrade one, and myself I’ve had 2K mo. healthcare almost free since semi-retirement the last two years (we hit Medicare this year, so the socialism continues). But just because I’m a whore doesn’t mean it’s right.

            What was it Lord Acton said?

            Always follow the money.

    • Pamela

      What will 5G do to the pollinators? For some reason my gut says not a good thing and our food supply will suffer. Then we will even more than we already do.

    • pyrodice

      I think it’s definitionally impossible for government to go hands-off on something that literally requires FCC auctions to go live, currently.
      Not that I think this is how it OUGHT to be, just how it is.

  • Jim Verdolini

    “Is it really capitalism if it is a monopoly?”

    Amen! Also, is it capitalism when the product is an essential service critical to our political system. Think of it as a voting machine in whose world there is only one voting machine manufacturer and the software for its operation only records votes for one candidate regardless of the one selected by the voter.

    • NotYetInACamp

      Oh! Our current system.
      How much of our system does Soros have his tentacles into by way of buying voting machine corporations.. That includes the software companies for said voting machines.
      Any system that does not have a hard copy protected with the same intensity as past paper ballots were is liable to computer manipulation by criminals.
      The Florida system with hard ballots that are counted at the time of voting and again after they are taken to the county election office and under guard all along the way has some hope. I do not recall if an electronic picture is taken every time a ballot is counted. Multiple records and personal presence make it harder to steal or manipulate and steal the votes and elections. The idea is to make it too difficult to be easily done. The thieves have to pay too much to buy it like in the old days, is the idea. Culture has much to do with it. Our society only works if the majority, or enough, people are moral. Bringing in incompatible or corrupt societal members from other cultures creates areas where the corruption of vote theft has no moral sanction, and often is seen as the norm. The UK always had a great supply of moral people who would accurately count every ballot correctly as an absolute duty. the incursion of hostile cultures is reducing that. Same effect here in the USA. Invaders will, and do, consider conquest by ballot fraud to be valid and a just victory against the fools that let them win that way.
      Apply the law. Write new law to preserve the honesty as needed.

    • NotYetInACamp

      Soros also financed the victories of many state Secretary of State campaigns across the USA after seeing the George Bush election have critical decisions made by the Florida Secretary of State. Decisions Soros and the democrats opposed.

      • Punta Gorda

        Speaking of Florida, afterbit was discovered that many school districts were fudging the numbers on the requisite assigned school resource officers. The state legislature has now passed legislation that allows certain qualified teachers to carry if the local school board approves.

        • ExNuke

          In other words a teacher has permission to defend his/her own life if their school draws the short straw, assuming the PTB deign to allow it.

  • Regardless of the platform and who owns it, the internet infrastructure itself is a cesspool of subsidy, special deals, and the shadow government which always follows. You could build your own server farm and build up your own free platform over time, with your own blood, sweat and tears, and that old, Romish/communist assertion will always be there;
    “You didn’t build that! Someone else made that happen!” (You’re using state-subsidized infrastructure, therefore your content belongs to Rome). In their eyes, you are NOTHING without them, thus you owe them EVERYTHING.

    On the radio just this morning I heard some politician yammering about how “We” need to get more high-speed internet into more places. There’s one reason why a politician would even consider any such, and that’s to impose control. Democrats and Republicans work together on this stuff too.

    • kadaka

      “the internet infrastructure itself is a cesspool of subsidy, special deals”

      What really helped make eBay a success was flat rate shipping from the US Post Office, if it fits then it ships, same cost down the street or to the tips of Alaska and Hawaii. And Amazon used that and garnered better deals as FedEx and UPS joined in. Now Chewy will happily drop 40-50# boxes of pet stuff at your door for free at less cost for the contents than even big stores, who are also joining in with free shipping.

      And I so much love Amazon Prime where for a nominal fee I get free entertainment and on a whim I can think about needing something that only costs a few bucks, search, click, and there it is just a few days later at no extra charge, knowing it would cost me more to ship it than I paid for the item.

      This is all highly un-American, based on the USPS involuntary government monopoly “shared burden” model that ignores real costs and perpetually runs at a deficit. And it generates massive paper trails for tracking purchases that are useful for government investigations. Yet those who utilize it for selling are normally making profits, other shipping companies seem fine and provide an alternative to the government monopoly.

      Started as effectively a subsidy that shared the burden, allowed building a massive chunk of the modern economy that shares the wealth, and is now largely obsoleted by more efficient alternatives. Subsidies and special deals can be good for capitalism and citizens who are smart enough to properly use them.

  • NotYetInACamp

    The girls that I have had those type of mental and verbal tennis matches with moved on.
    They could not handle the truth. And, I suppose, they could not handle the pragmatism that I used to solve problems, rather than solely ideology or emotions and caring and crutches for those that needed to and could take responsibility for themselves. I must have Magyar blood in me. They cut the globalist controls from their nation and have made it as stand alone responsible for its fate within a larger common market and cultural community, that they desired good for all of the members, as they have been able to do so far.

    • Pamela

      We might be cousins of a sort. Seems some of my people came from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Žumberak, Croatia and Slovenia according to DNA.

  • JTC

    In a thread that’s all about messaging it sure seems apropos here to mention my continuing admiration and amazement at the capacity of our CIC to absorb the single-minded attempted destruction of him by the progs and their media minions while making major moves with world-changing implications on an international stage…

    So right now the markets are having their complacency shaken up by Trump telling China not to get too comfy with the presumption that they have dodged the trade bullet and their crooked business as usual with a bold threat to up the tariff ante if they don’t shape up fast…and there is a clear implied connection there to the next initiative on this list too.

    Then we have him making veiled threats with deceptively kind words for rocket boy in NoKo to keep to the agreed program or pay a big price…and you know that pompous little pimple gets the drift and will get the pressure from his Chink patrons too.

    And finally a carrier and bomber group is steaming to its way to waters off Iran with DT authorizing Bolton to issue what is openly being called a “clear and unmistakable message” that you know is coming through loud and clear.

    That smarmy little pussy Suckerberg better pay close attention to what real-deal messaging is all about, and what just might happen to him if he pushes it too far.

  • Spin Drift

    Chris:

    I can’t believe that nobody has listed the a-hem double entendres with today’s ‘toon.

    I no particular order:

    “Now that’s a pair!”
    “Match, hey buddy match these.”
    “Tennis, don’t the balls just bounce around?”
    “Let me know when it gets to deuce.”
    “Matches, we don’t need no stinking matches.”
    “Knowledge of social issues, I was bottle fed at the Koo-be-caf(e).”
    “Being uniformed is just a natural state.”
    “Let me just make a couple of points.”
    and last but not least, “I’m just keeping abreast of the situation.”

    • Toxic Deplorable B Woodman

      “Here’s looking at you, kid(s)”

  • kadaka

    You know all that joking for decades about New Jersey being a toxic waste dumping ground? It’s been seeping out of Newark.

    Democratic New Jersey Sen. and 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker proposed sweeping gun control legislation on Monday.

    Booker’s proposal would, among other things, force Americans to have a sit-down interview with a federal government employee in order to purchase a firearm.

    Booker also refused to say whether he would prosecute those who refused to comply with a gun buyback.

    “We should have a law that bans these weapons and we should have a reasonable period in which people can turn in these weapons,” Booker said.

    I am now grateful for casino gambling in Pennsylvania as my fellow citizens can easily boycott Atlantic City in protest.

    • Punta Gorda

      …so. since I WAS a government employee does it count if I talk to myself? Usually they label that as “bad.”

    • pyrodice

      You do know why New Jersey has all the toxic waste, and DC has all the politicians, right?

      Jersey got first pick.

    • Pamela

      Forget the 9mms, I’d be more concerned about the dagger point fingernails she sports. In the past poison could be painted on the nail. One of the reasons women were known as poisoners.

      • kadaka

        Given the cultural habit of wiping the butt with the non-dominant hand then cleaning it later, what’s under those nails could possibly kill with a scratch. As I have a relative who officially died from infection after scratching a pimple, those long nails of hers are likely dangerous as they are.

  • Chris Muir

    kadaka, cut back some, it is becoming the kadaka forum again. I appreciate your comments, but see if you can distill them somewhat.

    • kadaka

      Sure, the bathroom carpet will be dry tomorrow so I can get back to the toilet and sink work.

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