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  • waygo0k
  • The Legend

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    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
    • Chungnam
Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #80 on: January 12, 2021, 10:12:42 am »
Don't like how companies run their business? Start your own!

Capitalism 101...free market etc. You've made your bed.


  • stoat
  • The Legend

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    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #81 on: January 12, 2021, 10:41:03 am »
Try to understand our unique situation?

I'm sure running a country involves many complexities as well. Maybe we should all lay off criticising governments
 In recognition of this.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #82 on: January 12, 2021, 10:55:16 am »
they make more money by pandering to Trump's opposition

The opposite is true. Twitter lost money following the Trump ban. Believe it or not, some people care about doing what is right, even if it’ll cost them money. (See Jack Dorsey’s $1 billion donation to help in the fight against COVID-19.)

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/twitter-stock-price-president-donald-trump-permanently-banned-tweeting-2021-1-1029946778


  • stoat
  • The Legend

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    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #83 on: January 12, 2021, 10:59:08 am »
The opposite is true. Twitter lost money following the Trump ban. Believe it or not, some people care about doing what is right, even if it’ll cost them money. (See Jack Dorsey’s $1 billion donation to help in the fight against COVID-19.)

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/twitter-stock-price-president-donald-trump-permanently-banned-tweeting-2021-1-1029946778

If they're that philanthropic, maybe they can start paying their taxes as well.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #84 on: January 12, 2021, 11:04:41 am »
They do pay taxes. A LOT. A hell of a lot more than you do.


  • stoat
  • The Legend

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    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #85 on: January 12, 2021, 11:07:11 am »
They do pay taxes. A LOT. A hell of a lot more than you do.

That made me laugh out loud.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #86 on: January 12, 2021, 11:15:45 am »
You’re making a stupid claim that Twitter / Jack Dorsey doesn’t pay taxes. That is very false. Guess you’ll have to make your own “public square” platform to spread fake news if you don’t like the current options available.


  • stoat
  • The Legend

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    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #88 on: January 12, 2021, 11:22:47 am »
I read the article.

“In its accounts Twitter UK, which is not paying a dividend, revealed that the lower level of tax was due to the timing of deferred tax credits and higher share- based payments to staff.“

Twitter paid 41,000 pounds in a certain kind of UK tax that year; the year before was more than 50 times higher. That’s not nothing. If Brits don’t like it they can make their own company. And/or change the tax laws.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2021, 11:25:33 am by L I »


Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #89 on: January 12, 2021, 11:47:35 am »
Try to understand our unique situation?

I'm sure running a country involves many complexities as well. Maybe we should all lay off criticising governments
 In recognition of this.

Nobody thinks you're being clever. Nobody.  All you've done in this topic is show that you don't understand American free speech laws, and that you immediately change the subject when you have nothing useful to say.


Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #90 on: January 12, 2021, 11:58:32 am »


  • hangook77
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    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #91 on: January 12, 2021, 12:15:22 pm »
Don't like how companies run their business? Start your own!

Capitalism 101...free market etc. You've made your bed.

They did.  It was called Parler.  But anti competitive collusion monopolistic business practices are conspiring to block that too.  True capitalism wouldn't allow collusion and monopolistic business practices.  There's no free market here.  Corporatism. 


Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #92 on: January 12, 2021, 12:17:11 pm »
I think its hilarious both conservatives and liberals have completely flipped their positions on this thanks to Trump. No principles whatsoever, just pure Team.


  • Adel
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #93 on: January 12, 2021, 12:22:18 pm »
I think its hilarious both conservatives and liberals have completely flipped their positions on this thanks to Trump. No principles whatsoever, just pure Team.

This from a guy whose spent the last four years defending a cult leader devoid of any real conservative ideological consistency!  :laugh:
Any idea why the Lincoln Project was formed?
« Last Edit: January 12, 2021, 12:25:47 pm by Adel »


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
    • Korea
Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #94 on: January 12, 2021, 12:30:59 pm »
They did.  It was called Parler.  But anti competitive collusion monopolistic business practices are conspiring to block that too.  True capitalism wouldn't allow collusion and monopolistic business practices.  There's no free market here.  Corporatism.

This is true. Regardless of whether Trump deserves to be banned or not, America is definitely more corporatist than capitalist. Gov't has been slacking on breaking up monopolies as they should. Amazon got richer this year while continuing to kill small businesses at an accelerated rate due to covid.


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Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #95 on: January 12, 2021, 12:32:40 pm »
idk i think a lot of lefties still see the danger in allowing silicon valley (and others) to have so much power. when i look at what amazon web services (et al.) is doing to parler, i see how easily it could be a website/app that i care about. that said, it's really hard not to rub it in when you see conservatives crying about being "oppressed" by these kinds of ("free market") monsters they've created. it's a kind of "this is what we were talking about with the cakes. i guess you didn't realize someone might not want to serve you a cake someday"
more gg more skill


Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #96 on: January 12, 2021, 12:34:30 pm »
This from a guy whose spent the last four years defending a cult leader devoid of any real conservative ideological consistency!  :laugh:
Any idea why the Lincoln Project was formed?
His lack of conservative ideology was a feature in my book. I was willing to vote for him or Bernie. Whoever would seriously challenge the system and hopefully stand up to War, Inc.

Congrats on embracing the Neocons, the intel community, the cast of characters that gave us Iraq and the Patriot Act, and embracing corporate primacy all to get rid of Orange Man.

Great long-term thinking skills there.


  • 745sticky
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1862

    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
    • Korea
Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #97 on: January 12, 2021, 12:37:15 pm »
idk i think a lot of lefties still see the danger in allowing silicon valley (and others) to have so much power. when i look at what amazon web services (et al.) is doing to parler, i see how easily it could be a website/app that i care about. that said, it's really hard not to rub it in when you see conservatives crying about being "oppressed" by these kinds of ("free market") monsters they've created. it's a kind of "this is what we were talking about with the cakes. i guess you didn't realize someone might not want to serve you a cake someday"

I see your point, but there isn't exactly an amazon of cake stores lol


Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #98 on: January 12, 2021, 12:58:00 pm »
He damned well deserves to get banned from Twitter. And after January 20th he should get banned from entering Washington DC.


Re: Trump permanently banned from twitter
« Reply #99 on: January 12, 2021, 01:04:56 pm »
I think it speaks volumes that people are more obsessed with Trump being banned from twitter than civil liability.

A little Black Mirrorish.