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Curious1997, BSN

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1 hour ago, Beerman said:

Also, in that post said wanted  "liberal judges and want them in superior numbers."  LOL

 

Exactly what I mean. 

Curious1997, BSN

Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

3 minutes ago, TheMoonisMyLantern said:

There are horrific things that the internet is used for, no doubt, and certainly our legal system attempts to deal with those activities. My concern is that despite that negative things, there are also quite a few good things the internet provides. The most important of which is information. Who do we give the power to regulate the internet to? Right now corporations like facebook seem to have most of the power on their side when it comes to controlling what information is available on their platform. Is that the way it should stay? Should the government be trusted to regulate what information is available and what can be expressed? Should some some invisible shadow council be formed to regulate the internet? I don't know that I would trust any of these solutions to not be abused either intentionally or not.

In the same vein, and please not I found the capitol riots revolting and disturbing, yet some of the actions taken social media, lawmakers, and various companies have planted a seed of concern in the back of my mind. I lose no sleep over the silencing of Donald Trump, and I believe the insurrectionists should be held responsible for the destruction and death they caused. Yet, revolution and insurrection seem inevitable in society to make radical change in the government, and this can often be for the betterment of society. The U.S. was founded through revolution. I believe that someone worse that DT will come to power at some point, and if we swing the hammer too hard in the present to try to prevent future insurrections and revolutions, we could very well hurt ourselves in the future should some other Troll rise from the depths.

Should government subversion every be necessary due to tyrannical rule, no doubt the internet would be arguably the most important tool to organize such a revolution.

Which is why You need educated, independent (non denominational, political) INVISIBLE bodies in each country, if possible regulating the internet for their own country's needs. Juries accomplish this mostly, just supersize the process. 

There are many good people who are objective and Patriotic. Just as you are capable of analyzing this post re potential problems, we start with people who firstly are educated enough to understand what's required, then evaluate whether they are essentially good and incorruptible, with no other agenda than what's best for the American public. And we continue refining characteristics until we come up with a panel. This panel makes the suggestions that creates a level playing field with information with one simple premise, No intentional lies or falsehoods! Then let the companies regulate themselves through their algorithms with the promise of stupendous fines and sanctions(facebook.. Australia) (precedent set) for infractions. Make the fines and punishments proportional with criminal records for perpetrators. 

It was just done when Dorsey and Zuckerberg banned Trump except their decisions were market driven. You can't regulate free speech because of the consequences, however you can regulate companies re quality of product. You can also break the companies up to encourage fair trade. 

These are of the top of my head suggestions imagine what really intelligent people can come up with re possible solutions. 

Lies and misinformation will ruin our lives if they aren't stopped. The next plane we board, the next train, car, did the company's engineers produce a dangerous lemon like Volkswagen diesel division and for years spewed dangerous nox that had permanently damaged lungs?

Dupont, Koch, Union Carbide?

Just as these companies are regulated, so to should Google and facebook who are far more dangerous! 

Curious1997, BSN

Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

Supreme Court clears Way to Provide Trump's Taxes to Vance and James! 

https://www.nytimes.com/

 

I think this is the final nail in the coffin! There is a valid reason he fought so hard to hide his taxes and it's going to show just how much he lied about his businesses. This will be the final proverbial straw that broke the camel's back! 

The dark money from Russia and other sources. All the tax shenanigans he's pulled! And I think all of his kids unfortunately are involved as well as Melania. 

The emperor has no clothes now! 

Oath Keeper claims she met with Secret Service before Capitol riot

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Watkins, an Afghanistan war veteran, has pleaded not guilty to the conspiracy charges. According to the indictment, Watkins arrived at the Capitol with communication devices, reinforced vests, camouflage helmets and goggles. She forcibly entered the Capitol “with a line of individuals wearing Oath Keeper clothing, patches, and insignia," prosecutors said.

But her attorney said: "Ms. Watkins was present not as an insurrectionist, but to provide security to the speakers at the rally, to provide escort for the legislators and others to march to the Capitol as directed by the then president, and to safely escort protesters away from the Capitol to their vehicles and cars at the conclusion of the protest. She was given a VIP pass to the rally. She met with Secret Service agents."

A Secret Service representative said it worked with government partners for security on Jan. 6, but added "any assertion that the Secret Service employed private citizens to perform those functions is false."

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Watkins, who has been detained since mid-January, is asking for the court to release her to home confinement pending trial, noting she is at risk for “harsh treatment” as a transgender woman.

The closing paragraph caused me to wonder if the Oath Keepers are tolerant of transgender issues, they certainly aren't tolerant of BLM activism. 

Curious1997, BSN

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1 hour ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Oath Keeper claims she met with Secret Service before Capitol riot

The closing paragraph caused me to wonder if the Oath Keepers are tolerant of transgender issues, they certainly aren't tolerant of BLM activism. 

You have to also wonder just how stupid do they think we are? It's the by product of republicans constantly lying so that now any ridiculous excuses will suffice. 

How easy would that lie be to disprove! Check with the secret service. 

5 hours ago, Curious1997 said:

You have to also wonder just how stupid do they think we are? It's the by product of republicans constantly lying so that now any ridiculous excuses will suffice. 

How easy would that lie be to disprove! Check with the secret service. 

It does seem that American conservatism is currently based in a culture of lies and tolerance for dishonesty. 

Curious1997, BSN

Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

facebook reverses ban on news pages in Australia!

 

Update on facebook's stance re Australia ban. I think facebook had to capitulate because they bluffed and it was called! They realized that if Australia had stayed their course, it would mean that the rest of the world would follow suit. 

What do you think? 

Edited by Curious1997

Curious1997, BSN

Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

Update on the Google and facebook post! 

 

Australia’s move to tame facebook and Google is just the start of a global battle!

It's about time to regulate these irresponsible behemoths! 

If I was the French or Australian govt I would have imposed humongous taxes on both Google and facebook ONLY! 

I would have baited them into filling a lawsuit for discrimination and then subpoenaed every last document or policy they have re discovery! I would have exposed every last one of their executives and not be remotely interested in a deal or settlement! 

Zuckerberg especially I would have broken and put him in jail eventually! I know that these strong words will invoke blowback, but Google dominates advertising re meta tags and you have to pay Google to play. facebook does exactly the same thing and both have no regulations. As a business owner, I use both and believe me you can't complain. There's no one to complain to! 

Admittedly both have there uses, but they break every antitrust law in the book and like Murdock, weild too much influence for democracy to work! 

Curious1997, BSN

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Beth Moore, Prominent Southern Baptist splits away from the Church!

How significant will this be to the republicans? 

Will women follow her example and see the hypocrisy for what it is? It's a patriarchal system where women have to know their place and are given little say in their affairs. 

Will this make them question for once and will those questions snowball? 

Curious1997, BSN

Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

Israel bombed Iranian ships carrying oil and weapons!

I think this has the potential to develop into quite a catastrophic occurrence for the rest of the world if it escalates which, if Iran is to save face, might happen. 

I see this involving many of the major world players taking sides. The confusion will drive up oil prices which will affect everything from food to cosmetics. Iran won't back down and neither will Israel. Putin has to save face and create a distraction from what's happening in Russia so he will back Iran. I see China also backing Iran. Turkey might also get involved because of geography and both Saudi Arabia and Egypt might have to choose between Israel and Iran. Iran's Shia following already makes them different so this becomes even more complicated. 

I really hope Biden is on the ball re this! 

 

Curious1997, BSN

Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

FBI conducted fake background check on Kavanagh!

If this is true, Kavanagh should be disqualified and jailed if he knew and every one involved should also be jailed! 

In my opinion, this aside from all the people killed by the Trump administration is close to being the worst thing they did. 

Lifetime appointment in a position that could affect so many lives and outcomes. 

Curious1997, BSN

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Just wondering if Merritt Garland has to recuse himself from the investigation if one occurs? 

Denied Supreme Court seat and now he's the AG. 

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7 minutes ago, Curious1997 said:

Just wondering if Merritt Garland has to recuse himself from the investigation if one occurs? 

Denied Supreme Court seat and now he's the AG. 

Yeah, waiting with bated breath to see what happens. 

Curious1997, BSN

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3 hours ago, Beerman said:

Yeah, waiting with bated breath to see what happens. 

Well he should IMO. Seems like there would be a conflict of interest? 

7 hours ago, Curious1997 said:

Well he should IMO. Seems like there would be a conflict of interest? 

Sure. That will make Trumpers more comfortable if the fellow that they stole the SCOTUS seat from didn't have anything to do with the investigation into the scam.  It will be fun to listen to the congressional testimony from Chris Wray on this concern of FBI corruption. 

Curious1997, BSN

Specializes in Psych, Medical. Has 13 years experience.

1 hour ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Sure. That will make Trumpers more comfortable if the fellow that they stole the SCOTUS seat from didn't have anything to do with the investigation into the scam.  It will be fun to listen to the congressional testimony from Chris Wray on this concern of FBI corruption. 

Just thinking that Trumpers are good at braying and deflecting, so I don't think that they should be given ammunition. Being honest, I don't like Garland except as a Supreme Court Justice. He's like Mueller IMO, by the book and ethical. One could argue Mueller is the person responsible for all the chaos that ensued after Trump. If he had been more courageous he might have given Trump pause. 

If someone is as bad as Trump, you have to remove them. I see things realistically! 

Joe Biden's a good man and if he wants to be assertive and bend the rules to make things better, I trust that his ethics will guide him.

Take the success of Singapore. Someone who obviously loves his country but is devious and conniving. You need strong people to get you places and then remove them when they get you there, before they get ideas above their station!