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Aug 2 2018 08:09

https://www.texasmonthly.com/politics/alex-joness-attorneys-defamation-suit-argue-no-reasonable-person-believe-says/

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“There can simply be no statement of fact when Mr. Jones views a video of Anderson Cooper and provides his commentary and opinion with regard to possibilities as to why Mr. Cooper’s nose disappeared on the video, all the while directing the viewers’ attention to the very video about which he opined,” a motion to dismiss the suit filed by Jones’s attorney argues. “No reasonable reader or listener would interpret Mr. Jones’ statements regarding the possibility of a ‘blue-screen’ being used as a verifiably false statement of fact, and even if it is verifiable as false, the entire context in which it was made discloses that the statements are mere opinions ‘masquerading as a fact.'”

That may be the best argument available to Jones in defending the suit, but it also puts him once more in a position where his lawyers are arguing in court that the things he says during his broadcasts aren’t true—and, in fact, that any “reasonable reader or listener” would conclude that Jones, when he makes statements like “the green screen isn’t set right,” isn’t speaking factually. If Jones isn’t to be taken seriously when making statements like that, though, it becomes harder to understand what, exactly, Infowars is supposed to be informing its audience of.

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Aug 2 2018 10:55
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Some songs have reached a status in sweden that's hard to compare with how it works in the UK. From my 12 years living there I never saw any evidence that songs reach that level in the UK. Could be just not getting it as an 'outsider' or the relative tiny population here. Or that swedes are obsessed with summer and some songs that get associated with it become long term massive.

6000 years of hurt/never stopped us dreaming/the or-GAN-ic hu-MAN comm-UNITY's coming home, it's co-MING home, etc

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Aug 2 2018 11:16
Entdinglichung wrote:
https://www.texasmonthly.com/politics/alex-joness-attorneys-defamation-suit-argue-no-reasonable-person-believe-says/
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“There can simply be no statement of fact when Mr. Jones views a video of Anderson Cooper and provides his commentary and opinion with regard to possibilities as to why Mr. Cooper’s nose disappeared on the video, all the while directing the viewers’ attention to the very video about which he opined,” a motion to dismiss the suit filed by Jones’s attorney argues. “No reasonable reader or listener would interpret Mr. Jones’ statements regarding the possibility of a ‘blue-screen’ being used as a verifiably false statement of fact, and even if it is verifiable as false, the entire context in which it was made discloses that the statements are mere opinions ‘masquerading as a fact.'”

That may be the best argument available to Jones in defending the suit, but it also puts him once more in a position where his lawyers are arguing in court that the things he says during his broadcasts aren’t true—and, in fact, that any “reasonable reader or listener” would conclude that Jones, when he makes statements like “the green screen isn’t set right,” isn’t speaking factually. If Jones isn’t to be taken seriously when making statements like that, though, it becomes harder to understand what, exactly, Infowars is supposed to be informing its audience of.

This is a version of the defence used by the ratings agencies to avoid any responsibility for the financial crash. IT doesn't seem to have done them any harm.

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Aug 4 2018 18:45

https://mobile.twitter.com/afneil/status/1025436508642332673

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Aug 10 2018 01:39

Imagine being bodied this savagely by a 95yo man.

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Aug 10 2018 08:38

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/green-party-spoiler-candidate-in-ohio-special-election-claims-to-be-descended-from-aliens

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On his Facebook profile, Manchik said that his ancestors “originally came to planet Earth from a planet orbiting a star in the Pleiades star cluster located in the constellation of Taurus.” But that's not the only quirky thing about Manchik. Earlier this year he gave a slur-filled speech where he couldn’t remember his own website address.
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Aug 13 2018 10:26

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/16414514.grandma-81-hits-out-at-thomas-cook-for-disaster-benidorm-holiday/

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The entertainment in the hotel was all focused and catered for the Spanish. Why can’t the Spanish go somewhere else for their holidays?
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Aug 14 2018 12:09

Landlord launches hunger strike in protest against homeless shelter. The same charming fellow is also a copper with a history of illegal evictions, who'd have thought it?

Any suggestions for how to encourage other landlords to starve themselves in solidarity?

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Aug 15 2018 16:05

First I've heard about this

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/06/apple-removes-podcasts-infowars-alex-jones

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Aug 16 2018 13:54
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WTF will be in part 2? I can't wait!

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/08/anti-stalinism-is-left-wing-racism-part-2/

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Aug 22 2018 18:55

I found Stalin Trotsky on stackoverflow

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Aug 27 2018 11:12

Reading that Nicky Minaj hailed Thatcher as a hero whilst simultaneously comparing herself to slave liberator Harriet Tubman WTF?

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Aug 27 2018 22:08

Not something that I've read, but I think this is officially my favourite goal celebration of all time (apparently this is also the team that Drogba now plays at?)

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Sep 9 2018 02:37

Working class hero eats $9000 of deli meat.

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Sep 10 2018 19:38

The TUC stuns the world with its overwhelming ambition and shit-hot analysis once again:

Workers should aim for a 4-day working week by 2100, says TUC

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Frances O’Grady said advances in robotics and artificial intelligence should allow businesses to share the profits of greater productivity with their staff, by offering them the same level of pay for less hours.
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Sep 10 2018 20:27

I hereby renounce anarchy! I have found the way at last...

https://psapin.github.io/rainbowstalin.html

Be sure to scroll for full enlightenment!

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Sep 13 2018 11:07

https://instruggle.wordpress.com/2018/09/11/counterrevolution/

about the Sparts "intervention" in the Soviet Union in the early 90ies:

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Ultimately, the ICL’s intervention could not stem the tide of counterrevolution.
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Sep 14 2018 12:02

Labour/Guardian framing this as equality
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/sep/13/diane-abbott-to-announce-labour-plans-to-overhaul-visa-policy

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Sep 14 2018 22:33
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I hereby renounce anarchy! I have found the way at last...

https://psapin.github.io/rainbowstalin.html

Be sure to scroll for full enlightenment!

Rainbow Stalin! ❤
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This website used to have the Rainbow Stalin song to go with it, which made it even better.... I wonder what happened?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJC_d4TO3WQ

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Sep 15 2018 10:54
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Noah Fence wrote:
I hereby renounce anarchy! I have found the way at last...

https://psapin.github.io/rainbowstalin.html

Be sure to scroll for full enlightenment!

Rainbow Stalin! ❤
❤❤❤❤
This website used to have the Rainbow Stalin song to go with it, which made it even better.... I wonder what happened?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJC_d4TO3WQ

It had the song when I opened it.

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Sep 15 2018 23:36

Glad it's working for others! Must be my internet browser is infected with a Trotskyist virus.

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Sep 24 2018 02:08

This website: https://stillnessinthestorm.com/

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Sep 25 2018 16:05

http://deadstate.org/pro-trump-author-john-mccain-was-secretly-executed-by-a-military-tribunal/