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Postby LeopardLetang » Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:30 pm

I look like a banker in this....
Look at this **** guy

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:03 pm

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:18 pm

EU mad they can't get British vaccines. #Brexit


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Postby Shyster » Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:31 pm

He was long-termer on the Twitters. Crazy.


I'm not a criminal-defense lawyer, but at first blush this strikes me as a dubious case. The statute that he is being charged under is 18 U.S.C. 241, which reads:
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—

They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
It strikes me that posting election memes, even false memes, is a stretch for constituting injury, oppression, threats, or intimidation. Moreover, there's a First Amendment issue here, and I'm not immediately seeing any exceptions to the First Amendment that those posts would fall into.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:50 pm

Ooof...Billy Beer is on the way. ;)


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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:12 pm

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy vowed to have a "conversation" with freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., after she expressed support for killing Democrats and spread conspiracy theories on social media before and after joining Congress.
This the guy who placed her - a school shooting denier - on the Education Committee. This 'conversation' has a sort of Hans Brix vibe.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:00 pm

Yes


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Postby Faftorial » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:22 pm

:roll:

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:56 pm

Hannity's lead tonight is very similar to that last tweet posted by Freddy. The right-wing noise machine is in full effect tonight.

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Postby willeyeam » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:10 pm

Lol wut

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:43 pm

I mean, it’s true to a certain extent


I’m pretty sure it’s all targeted towards what’s happening with the stock market now. Major players in media are talking about how it’s dangerous and going to make people lose money. Really the biggest source that support the meme stock investors is reddit. When the subreddit got temporarily shut down, the panic of those invested in the meme stocks was pretty apparent and for good reason: they didn’t have anyone telling them everything is ok and to keep fighting the good fight

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:58 pm

Lol wut
Freddy is our conduit to the right-wing noise machine.

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Postby crusherstasiak » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:42 pm

Yes

i agree with this all the way down the line

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:46 pm

There is nothing right wing about being concerned about coordination around stocks.

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Postby Shyster » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:55 pm

I don't care about stocks or whatever people do with them. If a bunch of bankers lost money, then :lol: at that. But I would say that there's nothing right wing about today's means of communication increasingly being concentrated in the hands of unaccountable businesses that have their own agendas. Even libertarians are conflicted over that.

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Postby Shyster » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:57 pm

Hmmm.


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Postby Gaucho » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:07 am

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:15 am

You guys realize that Wall Street, which the exception of whoever the poor souls that have shorted gme, isn’t losing a damn cent over any of this?

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Postby meow » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:33 am

I realize nothing because I don’t understand any of this

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:37 am

All you need to know is that pyramid schemes are good as long as it bones some nameless faceless rando Wall Street firms

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Postby meow » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:43 am

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Postby count2infinity » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:49 am

You guys realize that Wall Street, which the exception of whoever the poor souls that have shorted gme, isn’t losing a damn cent over any of this?
Then why are they all butthurt? If they’re not losing a cent over this why try to stop it? Some sort of noble cause?

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:50 am

The hedge funds invested in GME have lost tens billions of dollars in the last week. Melvin Capital needed a $2.75b bailout to cover some shorts just this week.

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Postby Gaucho » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:55 am

Losing at their own game. Bummer.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:56 am

I'll be sure to send them a gold leaf lined sympathy card when this is all over.

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