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Old Friday 25th October 2019, 08:59   #26
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Wow, Gab. I'd never heard of it I confess, so I did a quick internet search - [from wikipedia]:'Gab is an English-language social media website known for its far-right user base.[8] The site has been widely described as a "safe haven"[9] for extremists including neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and the alt-right.[10] Perhaps maybe just a wee smidge of bias there, or am I being uncharitable? Tbh, this whole the BBC has left wing bias thing is a load of old tosh. I think it may well inevitably reflect some of the inherent biases of it's upper management cadre, that is, largely public school educated, middle aged white men. Perhaps this is reflected in social liberalism and attempting to be non-discriminatory (sorry to state the obvious, i don't mean to insult your intelligence! but this is not the same thing as a left-wing politic, since even our esteemed prime minister and certainly david cameron could be reasonably described as socially liberal imo, ostensibly at least.) I suspect it's also subject to the vagaries of the Overton window, which has shifted rightwards recently. Anyway, there's a lot more on this, but frankly there are far more interesting subjects on here! Wow, Gab.

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Re: Gab - well they would say that wouldn’t they

Look on Twitter and see the death threats to Trump or anti-Semite rants from followers of the Religion of Peace

The ‘locked’ special interest grouos of Antifa on Facebook are causing concern.

At least everything is above board on Gab and violent threats are not tolerated.

It is no coincidence that a Gab App on Apple and other outlets has been junked. The supposed proponents of ‘free’ speech only want their left-of-centre ‘free’ speech. Speech that they can control from the sanctuary of their gated communities whilst the Barbarians muster outside.

You only have to look at the smug CEO’s like Zuckerberg, Dorsey et al to make you reach for the sick bag! Do as i say not as i do should be their motto and mantra imo. They want you to have Alexa type listening devices that don’t ‘report’ back - what a joke, of course they do. Hitler wanted a radio in evey house so he could instill his ideology. These devices are insidiously far worse.

Zuckerberg now wants Libre - a currency that emancipates ppl outside of the ‘banking system’..........and facilitates the money-launderers. The power of these corporations has got out of control. When organisations like these attain the wealth, power and stock market rating and actually produce very little physically you know something is wrong - and they need to start paying Corporation Tax in the Country of sales not moved offshore or to places like Southern Ireland which is fast becoming a neo Banana-Republic.

Sure you will find diverse opinions on Gab but it is self-moderated by muting, blocking and banning and not by finger-wagging ZuckerDorsey knows best whilst allowing violent extremist posts that threaten Presidents and Prime Ministers alike.

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Old Saturday 26th October 2019, 10:55   #28
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Wow! You are actually a living, breathing right wing stereotype. Can you clarify - are you also a devotee of Jordan Peterson and an incel? The latter seems likely.

Oh, by the way - good birding.
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Thanks

Like you i have opinions but unlike a lot i am not afraid to mention them.

It doesn’t take much to be pigeon-holed as right-wing - usually by ‘left-wing’ bigots who have only just started paying off their student loans and have been lobotomized by daily visits to th Grauniad - say hello to little Owen Jones for me

Best of luck with your 2nd referendum

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Like you i have opinions but unlike a lot i am not afraid to mention them.

It doesn’t take much to be pigeon-holed as right-wing - usually by ‘left-wing’ bigots who have only just started paying off their student loans and have been lobotomized by daily visits to th Grauniad - say hello to little Owen Jones for me

Best of luck with your 2nd referendum

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Hahaha.... even your slurs are stereotypes. You are correct though regarding the ease of pigeon-holing right-wingers.
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Last night (03/11/19) it also showed us 'butterflies' hibernating in an old building/bunker and of the two species they showed one was a Herald Moth, and so continues the awfulness of the programme. And what Ellie thinks she's doing modelling the most gaudy orange coat in the countryside is another issue, it's not a fashion programme. Awful, and I'm thankful I rarely see it.
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