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Offline kimmy

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« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2020, 10:31:08 pm »
A group of morons has apparently "occupied" Ottawa.  "The Canadian Revolution" seems to be a mash-up of several conspiracy theories, including Q-anon stuff, coronavirus conspiracy stuff, 5g conspiracy stuff, and "Free Man On The Land" stuff.

https://capitalcurrent.ca/unhappy-campers-protest-liberal-government-covid-19-measures/

They have a website!

https://www.thecanadianrevolution.org/

They apparently tried to do a "citizens arrest" of the Prime Minister.

https://twitter.com/nolifeneet/status/1287221627642675206

(spoiler: they didn't get him.)


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« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2020, 03:33:11 am »
I don't doubt conspiracies exist.  I am actually a conspiracy theorist to some level, but only when it's plausible and there is a clear and viable motive. 

What freaks me out about the COVID conspiracy theory is the sheer impossibility of it.  I mean, perhaps it's plausible that the virus have started in a lab.  Only a handful of people would ever know the truth and have a motive for covering it up.

But that's where plausibility and motive end.  It's completely implausible that the politicians and medical industry throughout the world would come together and make up crap about a virus just so 'government overreach' can stop people from getting haircuts and going to concerts.  Not to mention, tank their economies to do so.

And the motive?  To vaccinate people and take their information when it's so readily available through technology and medical records.  It blows me away how stupid people can be.

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« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2020, 09:28:57 am »
Iíve given up trying to figure out what makes these people tick. They will ignore every piece of scientific evidence, chase every crackpot conspiracy and then run around calling everyone else sheep.
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« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2020, 09:33:06 am »
Iíve given up trying to figure out what makes these people tick. They will ignore every piece of scientific evidence, chase every crackpot conspiracy and then run around calling everyone else sheep.

And they existed before but they were ignored.  We have to get back to there.

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« Reply #49 on: July 28, 2020, 10:20:51 am »
Social Media feeds were swamped with a video of "doctors" claiming HDQ is the cure for Covid-19.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/tech/facebook-youtube-coronavirus/index.html

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(CNN Business)A video featuring a group of doctors making false and dubious claims related to the coronavirus was removed by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube after going viral online Monday.

The video, published by the right-wing media outlet Breitbart News, featured a group of people wearing white lab coats calling themselves "America's Frontline Doctors" staging a press conference in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC.
President Trump shared multiple versions of the video with his 84 million Twitter followers Monday night despite the dubious claims running counter to his administration's own public health experts. Spokespersons for the White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Good on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter etc for scrubbing it for their sites. Don Jr. was even suspended from Twitter for sharing the video.

Sadly this kind of "censorship" only inflames the conspiracy minded.
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« Reply #50 on: July 28, 2020, 01:12:07 pm »
Social Media feeds were swamped with a video of "doctors" claiming HDQ is the cure for Covid-19.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/tech/facebook-youtube-coronavirus/index.html

Good on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter etc for scrubbing it for their sites. Don Jr. was even suspended from Twitter for sharing the video.

Sadly this kind of "censorship" only inflames the conspiracy minded.

They are looking for reasons to be inflamed so who cares. Anyone with a whacko conspiracy can lead them around by the nose.
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« Reply #51 on: July 28, 2020, 01:30:25 pm »
They are looking for reasons to be inflamed so who cares.

Actually I care in this particular case.  When people become anti-vaccine and anti-mask because they believe conspiracies, it endangers all of us.

I'm friends with my hairdresser on FB and I had to unfollow her because of all the covidiot posts she was making calling people sheep.  If it was just her I'd brush it off but every time she had 10-20 of her friends like her posts and agree.

I haven't had a haircut since March but I'm not sure I want to give a covidiot my money anymore.  These people are ruining the world, we can't just brush them off.

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« Reply #52 on: July 28, 2020, 02:03:07 pm »
George Soros is getting old.  A new boogieman is needed before Soros is gone.

In comes Bill Gates. 
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« Reply #53 on: July 28, 2020, 03:15:13 pm »
Actually I care in this particular case.  When people become anti-vaccine and anti-mask because they believe conspiracies, it endangers all of us.

I'm friends with my hairdresser on FB and I had to unfollow her because of all the covidiot posts she was making calling people sheep.  If it was just her I'd brush it off but every time she had 10-20 of her friends like her posts and agree.

I haven't had a haircut since March but I'm not sure I want to give a covidiot my money anymore.  These people are ruining the world, we can't just brush them off.

Iím not sure what you can do about people who let anyone with a conspiracy theory lead them around by the nose and then call other people sheep. They actually do concern me and I think they will make this pandemic last a lot longer than it should. i would find it very difficult not to push back, friend or no friend.
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« Reply #54 on: July 28, 2020, 07:07:43 pm »
Iím not sure what you can do about people who let anyone with a conspiracy theory lead them around by the nose and then call other people sheep. They actually do concern me and I think they will make this pandemic last a lot longer than it should. i would find it very difficult not to push back, friend or no friend.

I asked once if she really believed it but when she gave me the 100 emoji, I didn't think it's worth pursuing.  She's Italian and she has family in Northern Italy.  If she still thinks it's hyped after everything Italy went through there is not anything I can say that will change her mind.

Her prices are great and she gets me professional hair products, but I'm seriously conflicted about going back to her. 


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« Reply #55 on: July 28, 2020, 07:37:33 pm »
 :D I had to look up 100 emoji.
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« Reply #56 on: August 21, 2020, 10:54:30 am »
Mom survived COVID and given the "I told you so's" near the end she was probably feeling a little smug. We knew mom was a little out there on the fringe and going thru her stuff has sure been interesting given the times.

She left us a supply of Survival Seeds 4 Patriots, 40 L of distilled water, enough freeze dried banana chips and trail mix to last thru the next Apocalypse, a solar power battery charger with about 1000 batteries and a wind-up radio. There was even a promotional voucher for 25% off bump-stocks and ammo.

We just about had kittens when we found some old gold stocks that my grandmother had purchased back in the 30's but I guess they went bust so...I guess we'll have to make do with banana chips and trail mix.
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« Reply #57 on: August 21, 2020, 12:06:08 pm »
Make sure the company didn't get bought by a bigger one before you tear those stocks up.

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« Reply #58 on: August 21, 2020, 01:54:47 pm »
They're like little treasures in the family keepsake collection now. I guess I better have a closer look at these fruit company stocks Mom bought too.

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Re: Conspiracy Culture
« Reply #59 on: August 21, 2020, 01:58:38 pm »
I guess I better have a closer look at these fruit company stocks Mom bought too.

"Lieutenant Dan got me invested in some kind of fruit company. So then I got a call from him, saying we don't have to worry about money no more. And I said, that's good!"  -Forrest Gump.

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