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  • Profiteering Off Publicly Funded COVID Treatments

    tz1 ( profile ), 18 Jun, 2020 @ 03:55pm

    Massive Threat?

    A massive threat where I don't think anyone can name anyone under 50 who died or was even hospitalized with Covid, and most were from nursing homes where evil Democrat and liberal (MA) governors forced Covid positive patients into even after we knew the problem with Kirkland by early march.

  • Trust & Safety Professional Association Launches: This Is Important

    tz1 ( profile ), 17 Jun, 2020 @ 04:00pm

    So

    Just support Democrats, and its okay to say you want to kill all white people like Sarah Jeong and you can be part of it. They will still have ambiguous Terms of Service enforced entirely arbitrarily by far lefties that voted for Bernie and held their nose then totally melted down when Hillary didn't win. Just ban everyone who is or has ever been pro-Trump right now and be done with it. You aren't about "trust and safety", you are about purging anyone not far to the left of Joe Rogan, Tim Pool, and Jordan Peterson. I don't see ANYTHING in the material about diverse political points of view or rational discussion. Just a bunch of subjective stuff that will be judged by the CHAZ/CHOP residents and those who think burning and looting are not violence but expression, but think expression or even silence is violence. At least it is now out in the open.

  • Trust & Safety Professional Association Launches: This Is Important

    tz1 ( profile ), 17 Jun, 2020 @ 04:00pm

    So

    Just support Democrats, and its okay to say you want to kill all white people like Sarah Jeong and you can be part of it. They will still have ambiguous Terms of Service enforced entirely arbitrarily by far lefties that voted for Bernie and held their nose then totally melted down when Hillary didn't win. Just ban everyone who is or has ever been pro-Trump right now and be done with it. You aren't about "trust and safety", you are about purging anyone not far to the left of Joe Rogan, Tim Pool, and Jordan Peterson. I don't see ANYTHING in the material about diverse political points of view or rational discussion. Just a bunch of subjective stuff that will be judged by the CHAZ/CHOP residents and those who think burning and looting are not violence but expression, but think expression or even silence is violence. At least it is now out in the open.

  • Justice Department Releases Its Own Preposterous Recommendations On Updating Section 230

    tz1 ( profile ), 17 Jun, 2020 @ 02:00pm

    This is why we can't have nice networking

    We can't have "net neutrality". because they need to stop whitelisted packets while letting blacklisted packets burn sites for real or imagined sins of people in the 1850's.

  • Minneapolis City Council Votes Unanimously To Disband Its Police Department

    tz1 ( profile ), 17 Jun, 2020 @ 01:37pm

    And when it becomes a desert...

    They already complianed about food deserts before they burned and looted the Target. And that convenience store where Floyd passed the counterfeit $20 bill. Explain what the new version of Minneapolis Law Enforcement will do in that case or should I just run my inkjet and go there.

  • Minneapolis City Council Votes Unanimously To Disband Its Police Department

    tz1 ( profile ), 17 Jun, 2020 @ 01:37pm

    And when it becomes a desert...

    They already complianed about food deserts before they burned and looted the Target. And that convenience store where Floyd passed the counterfeit $20 bill. Explain what the new version of Minneapolis Law Enforcement will do in that case or should I just run my inkjet and go there.

  • Trump's 'Safe Policing' Executive Order Does Nothing To Address The Root Causes Of Police Misconduct

    tz1 ( profile ), 17 Jun, 2020 @ 01:21pm

    Broken Policing Windows

    We need a version of "Broken Windows" policing for the cops. While we get the horror stories, yesterday Tim Pool talked about some lesser things - arrested for skateboarding, a case where he had video and the officer committed perjury in court and in his report, and planted drugs. We've also heard the sleeping DUI Deputy that was driven home instead of being shot in the back. They need an "Internal Affairs" with teeth, and reporting should be complaints to the Feds that would investigate them instead of the local forces (with the police bill of rights/privileges). It is these small things that let the big things through. If they were suspended without pay for a month for NOT arresting the DUI Deputy, or lying on their reports, or NOT reporting a fellow cop when they witnessed misconduct, they would quit or straighten up or be fired.

  • Trump's 'Safe Policing' Executive Order Does Nothing To Address The Root Causes Of Police Misconduct

    tz1 ( profile ), 17 Jun, 2020 @ 01:21pm

    Broken Policing Windows

    We need a version of "Broken Windows" policing for the cops. While we get the horror stories, yesterday Tim Pool talked about some lesser things - arrested for skateboarding, a case where he had video and the officer committed perjury in court and in his report, and planted drugs. We've also heard the sleeping DUI Deputy that was driven home instead of being shot in the back. They need an "Internal Affairs" with teeth, and reporting should be complaints to the Feds that would investigate them instead of the local forces (with the police bill of rights/privileges). It is these small things that let the big things through. If they were suspended without pay for a month for NOT arresting the DUI Deputy, or lying on their reports, or NOT reporting a fellow cop when they witnessed misconduct, they would quit or straighten up or be fired.

  • Tradeoffs: Facebook Helping The FBI Hack Tails To Track Down A Truly Awful Child Predator Raises Many Questions

    tz1 ( profile ), 16 Jun, 2020 @ 03:43pm

    Mein!

    (german accent) I know they do that other nasty business in the concentration camps, but rape is such a terrible crime and Herr Fuhrer needs some place to send the rapists to deter the crime. Ignore the other thing because rape is so horrendous!

  • Tradeoffs: Facebook Helping The FBI Hack Tails To Track Down A Truly Awful Child Predator Raises Many Questions

    tz1 ( profile ), 16 Jun, 2020 @ 03:43pm

    Mein!

    (german accent) I know they do that other nasty business in the concentration camps, but rape is such a terrible crime and Herr Fuhrer needs some place to send the rapists to deter the crime. Ignore the other thing because rape is so horrendous!

  • Congressional Reps Demand Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Stop Surveilling Protesters

    tz1 ( profile ), 16 Jun, 2020 @ 12:30pm

    Good tradeoff.

    They are no longer fighting the drug war.

  • US Falls Out Of Top 10 Fastest Broadband Speeds

    tz1 ( profile ), 15 Jun, 2020 @ 02:13pm

    Geography matters

    I can't even drive on the interstates around here without dropped calls and dead zones dozens of miles long. I don't have dakota to idaho 1X or 3G/EVDO. But I hear they are tearing down the existing 3G so they can make room for 5G in the big cities. It would be more interesting to compare big cities, London to Paris to NYC to LA.

  • US Falls Out Of Top 10 Fastest Broadband Speeds

    tz1 ( profile ), 15 Jun, 2020 @ 02:13pm

    Geography matters

    I can't even drive on the interstates around here without dropped calls and dead zones dozens of miles long. I don't have dakota to idaho 1X or 3G/EVDO. But I hear they are tearing down the existing 3G so they can make room for 5G in the big cities. It would be more interesting to compare big cities, London to Paris to NYC to LA.

  • More Schools Are Ending Contracts With Cops Following Protests Over The Killing Of George Floyd

    tz1 ( profile ), 15 Jun, 2020 @ 02:09pm

    And the other half:

    Stop the Police from getting involved in collecting property and sales taxes.

  • The Pandemic And The Evolution Of Health Care Privacy

    tz1 ( profile ), 13 Jun, 2020 @ 01:22pm

    Re:

    There simply would be no privacy. In order to get health care from the state, you would have to agree to share all information with the police, researchers, whatever. And probably give up any right to sue for malpractice or damages as it true for Vaccines today. There are several layers of problems which just get worst. There is more duct tape than duct now. Employer's paying was a WW2 policy to get around wage and price controls - you couldn't raise wages, but could offer to pay for all medical care. Insurance is also a misnomer - you don't buy fire insurance AFTER your house has burned down. You don't buy car insurance to cover paying for routine maintainence. The first part is to sort the no market parts from the others. The ER maybe should be from local taxes like police and fire. Chronic problems like dialysis and insulin maybe should be handled by large fixed price to the vendors - Insulin was found in the 1930s, but now the FDA only allows the $ hundreds per month super bioengineered and PATENTED version that most people can't afford. Why not the orignal pig (or other) pancreas option which if developed might cost pennies a dose today?

  • The Pandemic And The Evolution Of Health Care Privacy

    tz1 ( profile ), 13 Jun, 2020 @ 01:23pm

    Wonderful,

    Consider that Telemedicine is sometimes used for reproductive counseling, i.e. STDs and Abortion. Scarlet As database anyone?

  • The Pandemic And The Evolution Of Health Care Privacy

    tz1 ( profile ), 13 Jun, 2020 @ 01:22pm

    Re:

    There simply would be no privacy. In order to get health care from the state, you would have to agree to share all information with the police, researchers, whatever. And probably give up any right to sue for malpractice or damages as it true for Vaccines today. There are several layers of problems which just get worst. There is more duct tape than duct now. Employer's paying was a WW2 policy to get around wage and price controls - you couldn't raise wages, but could offer to pay for all medical care. Insurance is also a misnomer - you don't buy fire insurance AFTER your house has burned down. You don't buy car insurance to cover paying for routine maintainence. The first part is to sort the no market parts from the others. The ER maybe should be from local taxes like police and fire. Chronic problems like dialysis and insulin maybe should be handled by large fixed price to the vendors - Insulin was found in the 1930s, but now the FDA only allows the $ hundreds per month super bioengineered and PATENTED version that most people can't afford. Why not the orignal pig (or other) pancreas option which if developed might cost pennies a dose today?

  • Zoom & China: Never Forget That Content Moderation Requests From Government Involve Moral Questions

    tz1 ( profile ), 13 Jun, 2020 @ 06:22am

    They just need a rage mob.

    The problem is there is already a defacto ban on some speech and points of view, generally conducted by a rage mob reporting that some post is "icky", and the person is "icky" and being "icky" goes against something in the terms of service. And the terms of service are intentionally kept ambiguous so the enforcement will be arbitrary. These contracts of adhesion are exactly like the laws they propose to stop "icky" speeck from the other side. They usually use the term "offensive", but then say it is hateful too, but it only goes one way. The enforcers almost all voted for Hillary, and those that didn't voted for the Green party or are still far to the left. They ban what offends them personally, not what might violate the actual rules, but the ambiguity gives them cover since they never have to explained what terms of service, or how they were violated, just that they did. That would happen with any attempt with a law, but it is happening now. And usually just after some rage mob wants someone's scalp. Does anyone remember what SPECIFIC thing Alex Jones was banned everywhere for (including Apple, apparently it went up to Tim Cook)? Sarah Jeongs tweets were more offenive than anything Milo tweeted, but Milo got banned. Jeongs tweets AFAIK are still up. Candace Owens simply did a find and replace on white to black and those otherwise identical tweets earned her a suspension. Few if any complain about vertical moderation - offensive terms, profanity, vulgarity, language suggesting violence, etc. like a G v.s. PG v.s. PG13 vs R vs X, as the rules can be fairly clear. Even Gab does that to some extent with its NSFW flag (as does Minds and Parler IIRC). The problem is the horizontal moderation where the ban limit is anything to the right of a left moving boundary. Or vice versa, but I know of no platform which does so.

  • Zoom & China: Never Forget That Content Moderation Requests From Government Involve Moral Questions

    tz1 ( profile ), 13 Jun, 2020 @ 06:22am

    They just need a rage mob.

    The problem is there is already a defacto ban on some speech and points of view, generally conducted by a rage mob reporting that some post is "icky", and the person is "icky" and being "icky" goes against something in the terms of service. And the terms of service are intentionally kept ambiguous so the enforcement will be arbitrary. These contracts of adhesion are exactly like the laws they propose to stop "icky" speeck from the other side. They usually use the term "offensive", but then say it is hateful too, but it only goes one way. The enforcers almost all voted for Hillary, and those that didn't voted for the Green party or are still far to the left. They ban what offends them personally, not what might violate the actual rules, but the ambiguity gives them cover since they never have to explained what terms of service, or how they were violated, just that they did. That would happen with any attempt with a law, but it is happening now. And usually just after some rage mob wants someone's scalp. Does anyone remember what SPECIFIC thing Alex Jones was banned everywhere for (including Apple, apparently it went up to Tim Cook)? Sarah Jeongs tweets were more offenive than anything Milo tweeted, but Milo got banned. Jeongs tweets AFAIK are still up. Candace Owens simply did a find and replace on white to black and those otherwise identical tweets earned her a suspension. Few if any complain about vertical moderation - offensive terms, profanity, vulgarity, language suggesting violence, etc. like a G v.s. PG v.s. PG13 vs R vs X, as the rules can be fairly clear. Even Gab does that to some extent with its NSFW flag (as does Minds and Parler IIRC). The problem is the horizontal moderation where the ban limit is anything to the right of a left moving boundary. Or vice versa, but I know of no platform which does so.

  • Another 91 Cases Linked To Lying Houston Cop Involved In A Botched Drug Raid Have Been Dismissed

    tz1 ( profile ), 11 Jun, 2020 @ 03:58pm

    Agreed. I forgot about this case. Thanks for reminding me and the update.

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