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  1. david
    david November 8, 2017 9:57 am

    Is it just me, or an odd coincidence that the 100th anniversary of the communist revolution was the day they all came out to vote?

  2. Bear
    Bear November 8, 2017 10:25 am

    Facebook: Yep. I can see no possible way that plan could go wrong.I wonder what would happen if people flooded them with ordinary pics of Zuckerberg and family.

    Oh, dear Bog. I read the Aussie gov page. In Australia, you send your dirty pictures to the government, and they forward them to Facebook. I hope there are no illegal activities in those images.

    Democrats: Yeah, people hate Democrats. But Republicans are pissing on what used to be their base, and folks are finally noticing that the “rain” is yellow. Shoot, I sent my senators a note opposing bump-fire stocks regulation. Isakson’s staffweasels sent me a reassuring message that Isakson will protect my 2A rights by doing all he can to get the stocks regulated as NFA items. Next mid-terms, I’m going to check every Dem block I see. The Dem want to fuck me as bad as the Rep, but the Dems won’t lie and say they love me.

  3. Claire
    Claire November 8, 2017 11:10 am

    “I hope there are no illegal activities in those images.”

    And no dishonest or prurient people in government. And no insecure computer systems. And no surveillance bureaucracies scooping up the images as they fly from you to government FB. And …

  4. Bear
    Bear November 8, 2017 11:16 am

    I took all those as inevitable, both in .gov and FB.

    I’ve always been morbidly amused by folks expecting to.gov to protect us from bad people when .gov is staffed with people from the same population they’re worried about (and with a higher percentage from the “bad” subset).

  5. larryarnold
    larryarnold November 8, 2017 12:28 pm

    Interesting popularity poll. Apparently the msm are still playing the “who’s getting the most voter love” game without noticing the answer is “neither of the above.”

  6. ExpatNJ
    ExpatNJ November 8, 2017 2:06 pm

    “Dems hit lowest approval rate in decades. Then sweep elections.”

    Simple psych warfare and a rookie Sun Tzu (“Art of Warfare”) mistake. Dems got their opponents – and, especially, voters – to become complacent and underestimate their enemy.

    Either that, or the polls and pollsters are liars. Horrors! Say it ain’t so, Aunt Belle!

    [PS. Independent voter. Not an endorsement of any decadent political party.]

  7. david
    david November 8, 2017 4:01 pm

    Send pictures of my junk to FB? No way. That’s far too intrusive a way for Zuckerberg to expand his ‘facial recognition’ capabilities.

    On the other hand it might just jumble up their algorithms enough to make the whole system think I look like Kilroy. (Ala ‘Kilroy was here’.) Anonymity acquired!

  8. Jim B.
    Jim B. November 8, 2017 7:44 pm

    The Democrats winning despite low approval ratings? MeThinks they went back to digging up voters again. Stuffing those ballots boxes.

  9. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty November 9, 2017 5:03 am

    “…hospital systems are paid more when their patients are healthy, not sick.”

    An obvious idiocy… those who are healthy don’t need any doctors, or hospitals – virtual or other. And the only way the government would pay for healthy people, of course, is if it totally defines health! And mandate it… or whatever.

    The virtual hospital idea might work for some folks, of course, but it must develop in the free market and be totally divorced from coercive government to be either viable or cost effective. It will never replace hands on medicine in any case.

  10. Bear
    Bear November 10, 2017 10:55 am

    So much for my plan to swamp them with every public photo of Zuckerberg
    I can find.

    Facebook Workers, Not an Algorithm, Will Look at Volunteered Nude Photos
    First to Stop Revenge Porn
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/facebook-workers-not-an-algorithm-will-look-at-volunteered-nude-photos-first-to-stop-revenge-porn

    “According to a Facebook spokesperson, Facebook workers will have to
    review full, uncensored versions of nude images first, volunteered by
    the user, to determine if malicious posts by other users qualify as
    revenge porn.”

  11. Antibubba
    Antibubba November 10, 2017 1:47 pm

    HOA boards are filled with tiny tyrants and suppressed bureaucrats. If a Libertarian joins one he deserves any punishment he receives.

  12. Claire
    Claire November 14, 2017 9:17 am

    Brilliantly written article, too, HWFIW. I’ll add that the the latest links post with credit to you.

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