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#1185534
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/975013825010458624

The data that Facebook leaked to Cambridge Analytica is the same data Facebook retains on everyone and sells targeting services around. The problem is not shady Russian researchers; it’s Facebook’s core business model of collect, store, analyze, exploit. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/17/us/politics/cambridge-analytica-trump-campaign.html

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#1185511
Topic
Ranking Pizza
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chyron8472 said:

TV’s Frink said:

TV’s Frink said:

Papa Murphy’s is a scam. If I want to make my own pizza, I’ll get one at the grocery store.

Hey look, we already had this conversation in 2016!

Except Papa Murphy’s is not frozen. The ingredients are fresh, and they pile a ton of them on. I also find the flavor to be superior.

Is the quality of a pizza related to the number of ingredients on it?

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#1185501
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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DominicCobb said:

yhwx said:

No, it wasn’t a small portion of the American population. It was over sixty million people.

Which is a little under 20% of the American population. I consider 1/5 to be a small portion.

CatBus said:

DominicCobb said:

moviefreakedmind said:

He did win the 2016 election, he just wasn’t selected by the “American voters”. Whether the alternative is better or not is irrelevant.

Back to the original statement “Americans chose him” is even further from that - “American voters” - as only a small portion of the American population actually voted for him.

When you don’t vote, or vote third party, that in itself is a choice to let the other voters make the decision on your behalf. Plenty of eligible voters were so unhappy with both available choices in 2016, or so certain that the other voters would support their preferred candidate, that they entrusted other voters to make that decision for them. So while not all eligible voters cast a ballot, they all made a choice for either Trump or Clinton, in some manner or another, with the exception of those who were disenfranchised via some sort of voter suppression effort, or were physically unable to cast a ballot due to medical reasons, etc.

This is a much better argument than just telling me a number I already know.

Saying that it was just a small portion of the American population totally excuses you from having the necessary conversation of how America has fundamental problems that got us here.

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#1184977
Topic
The Index Thread for Franchises, General Human Endeavors, and Other Discussion Threads
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Update, Monday, March 19, 2018, at 6:45 P.M. EDT:

Added:

  • The Morse Code Thread.,
  • Who are you, and what makes you happy offline?,
  • If I Were a Rich [Wo[lf]]Man,
  • NFL Super Bowl LII (2018) - everything but the game.,
  • How did you originally find this site?,
  • What instruments do you play?,
  • Am i the worst member on this website when it comes to punctuation?,
  • Am I a lurker for only posting rarely?,
  • you meen hes a…mormon?,
  • The ManMadeMoon Thread. (No Trolls) (No Spoilers),
  • Rank The Indiana Jones Films,
  • How Many Quoted Posts Can We Get? Make The Posts Look Weird As Possible!,
  • it all,
  • Give Warbler Feedback,
  • how suspicious the coffee?,
  • The Glorious Opinions of the User Currently Known as Handman,
  • Lets try to predict your age thread?,
  • Your opinion of dahmage,
  • Thread to discuss the elephant in the room…,
  • Overnight Thread,
  • Movies/TV Shows That’s on your need to see list.,
  • The Recipe Thread,
  • Happy 15th Anniversary ot.com off topic section(was: Happy 15th Anniversary ot.com),
  • If you were going to make a Film or Films. What Would it be about?,
  • Books/Comics That’s on your need to Read list.,
  • paja Threads That You’ve Read. Thread,
  • Video Games That You’ve Completed. Thread,
  • Out Of Context Thread,
  • The Cult Leader Appreciation Thread,
  • If you were going to make a Film or Films. What Aspect ratio, Lens, Camera, Genre, Style, etc. Would you use. Thread, and
  • Video Games That’s on your need to Play list.,

Changed:

  • The The state of Crotch Rockets entry now reflects the current name of that thread.
  • The mention of the number of threads in the Off Topic section is now correct, as of the time of this posting.

Statistics:

  • 31 threads were added in this update.
  • The Markdown source of this post now contains 63,715 characters.
  • There are 468 threads in the Index at the time of this posting, a 7% increase from the last statistics report of 436 threads.