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  • Jun 22, 2022 @ 05:09am

    Some typos in the article

    I hate to be a nit-picker, but there are a few typos in the article: In the first paragraph, "Russians" doesn't need an apostrophe since it's a plural word. In the last paragraph, the one before the quote, "which would be unfortunately", be unfortunately what? I think the word should just be "unfortunate".

  • Jun 17, 2022 @ 05:44am

    Serves advertisers right

    How long have we had TV's? Let's say 70 years. How long have we had radio? Let's say another 30 years before that. So in almost 100 years of radio and TV advertising, marketing companies still can't make ads that are worth watching?? As other people have said, Super Bowl commercials have become very popular, simply because people are interested in the content. So why can't advertisers make all commercials as as interesting? Again, it's, not like TV advertising was invented yesterday and commercials are a brand new idea. It serves them right to lose money when people aren't watching.

  • Jun 17, 2022 @ 05:18am

    The thing with physical mail is that the sender has to pay for it. Sure, it might pop BLT be 10 or 25 cents per mailing, but those costs start to add up. Spam email and robo calls effectively cost nothing, so there's no reason not to use those methods. Plus, I'm sure there are plenty of marketing people who think the best way to get their message across is by annoying people, either with flashing banner ads, multiple spam emails or multiple robo calls.

  • Jun 14, 2022 @ 10:52am

    What will it take to end the brainwashing?

    Yes, we all know that these legal bills are to support DeSantis owning the libs, but what will it take to end the brainwashing? If the state is willing to pay over a million dollars to the lawyers, how did they come up with the money? Do they have their own "rainy day" fund for legal cases? And what would happen if the media started talking about all the other things that could be done with that million dollars? Heck, some of that money could be used to arm teachers or build better locks on school doors. I kid, but you get the point.

  • Jun 07, 2022 @ 12:00pm

    Try to stop shootings before hand

    It seems like politicians and companies are falling all over each other to find a solution to stop a mass shooting while it's happening. Here's a novel approach: how about we stop mass shootings before they happen? But I know- it's a lot easier to announce an armed drone will solve the problem instead of looking at the systematic failures of society that lead a mentally deranged man to decide to shoot children. Addressing mental health and access to guns is hard. Arming drones is easy.

  • Jun 07, 2022 @ 09:31am

    Someone wants publicity

    So I'm sure this Stone guy wants his song played at Christmas but no one's ever heard of him. The choice is to spend millions (probably) on promotion and advertising and hope that some people will hear about it. Or, option 2: hire a lawyer, file an outdated bogus lawsuit, get publicity, and hope Sony pays a few million to settle the lawsuit before it goes to trial. And even if the lawyers know they won't win, they get some publicity out of it also. Though the smarter choice would have been to file this case in November and file an injunction to stop Mariah Carey's song from being played on the radio.

  • Jun 07, 2022 @ 09:15am

    Arming teachers

    How come whenever someone talks about arming teachers, they never follow up with any details. For example: - Who will pay for the guns that the teachers will use? School budgets already have a hard time paying for books and pencils. - I hope teachers will be trained on the proper use and safety of guns. Who will pay for this? When will it be done? - Will teachers need to go to a gun range every year and get certified? Honestly, what good is a teacher with a gun if they can't shoot straight? Who will pay for this training? See above about how schools have small budgets already - What happens if someone wants to be a teacher but they don't want to learn to shoot a gun? Does the school not hire them, even in cases where there's a shortage of teachers? If you say "arm teachers" is just a "starting point", then I say "let's talk about gun control" is a starting point.

  • Jun 03, 2022 @ 10:47am

    You beat me to it. I was going to say that carriers should start promoting 10G now, just to get a jump on the competition. It's not like most consumers even though the difference between 4G, 5G, 6G, or 10G other than "my Facebook is slow today".

  • Jun 02, 2022 @ 08:31am

    Some more fees they can consider

    Don't forget these: A fee for paying online, even though they don't accept physical payments. A product enhancement fee to further their research and development, even though this is what your monthly bill already pays for. A fee for collecting other fees. And of course the "because we can" fee.

  • Jun 02, 2022 @ 06:41am

    How to stop these idiots

    The best way to stop these idiots from spewing their idiotic ideas is to stop giving them attention. The news media should either not give them any interviews or just flat out say they're wrong. Oh, you think mass shootings are caused by rap music? Reporters should say, prove it and show us some statistics. But they won't, because they want to be seen as "fair and balanced" or "giving all sides to the story". So, instead, the nonsense of blaming everything except guns continues to distract people from making any kind of progress on gun control.

  • May 27, 2022 @ 12:18pm

    I agree that Google should call their bluff. When people in Ohio do a search, Google should show a message saying that, according to their elected politicians, Google isn't allowed to "discriminate" so the results will have nothing to do with their search terms. Maybe you'll get a good result, maybe you'll get junk, or maybe you'll get a virus site- who knows! Don't like this? Then use Duck Duck Go, Yahoo or Bing, which politicians never go after.

  • May 25, 2022 @ 01:50pm

    Guns and social media

    So legislators are passing laws that allow parents to sue social media companies if something bad happens to their kids, but parents aren't allowed to sue gun companies when their children are shot and killed? Either way, the death is the fault of the user of the item, not the item itself. But the gun lobby spends more money than the social media money, so let's blame social media for all of society's problems.

  • May 25, 2022 @ 01:43pm

    It doesn't matter if they respect themselves or if they actually believe the cause they're fighting for. All that matters is that they stay in power. If that means performing and pandering to idiots, then so be it. Why did you think FL governor DeSantis does what he does? A rational person wouldn't pick a fight with the state's largest employer (Disney), but he has to do something to be sure the right-wingers will keep supporting him.

  • May 23, 2022 @ 09:24am

    I doubt much will change

    Unfortunately, I don't think much will change: First, the officers will probably get away with qualified immunity, which means no jail time or any punishment. Though this assumes a prosecutor even moves forward with a criminal case, which may be unlikely. Second, sure the parents and kids can sue, and they might win or get a settlement out of court. But guess what? That money comes from the government, which comes from the local taxpayers. Not one of the police officers will have to pay out a cent as a result of a lawsuit. So again, why should cops change their behavior when they feel they're doing the right thing and they won't be held accountable for doing the wrong thing?

  • May 23, 2022 @ 05:13am

    Lawyers

    While everyone is debating whether the death was the fault of TikTok or the parents, can we all agree that the lawyers should know better? We can debate and discuss, but I bet most of us aren't lawyers or legal experts. Yet real lawyers filed this real lawsuit even though they should know the law and they should know the outcome. Yet the same lawyers took the parents' money with the promise that they would win the case. I've said many times, but I think it's past time that judges disbar lawyers for filing lawsuits like this.

  • May 20, 2022 @ 01:27pm

    Exactly this. I want right-wing conservatives to come out and say what posts are getting deleted and why think the posts should be reinstated. The last time I checked, Twitter wasn't removed posts that talked about conservative issues such as smaller government or fiscal responsibility l. So come on, let's see what the deleted posts said and see how people defend the right to post them.

  • May 18, 2022 @ 01:06pm

    Hypocrisy

    When Alec Baldwin accidentally shot someone with a prop gun on the set of "Rust", politicians and Fox News were falling all over themselves about gun safety and how this can never happen again and how there needs to be stricter rules about guns. But we have another mass shooting and no one talks about gun safety or gun control. Instead, they find something to blame other than guns. President Biden said the same thing as Obama about the mass shooting: "This is not who we are." Um, yes it is: we care more about the one accidental death on the set of a movie than we do about the 10 people who were killed in yet another mass shooting.

  • May 12, 2022 @ 12:00pm

    Would an illegal posting be restored?

    So let me get this straight: websites are no longer allowed to block anything because the person who posted it might get offended and sue? And if someone posts something illegal, the site has to remove it within 48 hours. So if someone posts something illegal and it was removed, can they sue to have it restored and claim it was removed because they're a Republican, I mean because "of their viewpoint"? If so, then what's to stop activists from posting garbage and spam on every Texas politicians Facebook page? Sorry, but according to this law, Facebook can't remove the junk any more.

  • May 12, 2022 @ 11:53am

    This is a good idea in theory, but people would scream at the websites for letting in so much spam. I'd bet that a vast majority of users wouldn't know that websites were forced to change their rules because elected officials.

  • May 10, 2022 @ 12:42pm

    The emails came from the Clinton White House

    Don't you know that the "smoking gun" emails to Twitter came from the Clinton White House as passed through the Obama administration to Joe Biden? See, of course it's always the Democrats fault! I'd say that was sarcasm, but I'm sure there are some people who would blame Clinton or Obama if they could.

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