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    Re: The Twitter board has approved Musk's buyout bid

    "Ve shall let them say anything they vont to! And ve shall be taking their names and locations. Then when ve have enough on them, ve vill come for them!"

    I don't really care. Never used Twitter never will.

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    Re: The Twitter board has approved Musk's buyout bid

    Reading through this topic, I detect some "projection" going on here. Musk has his own ideas for Twitter. We don't really know what his plans are. At this point, all each of us has is some vague idea of "Twitter nirvana" that we individually hope Musk implements, and nothing beyond that. The guy's a maverick; there's no debating that. He's going to play by his own rules and remold Twitter -- to the extent various countries' regulations permit. On that point, there's a meteor coming straight at his skull in the form of the European Union Digital Services Act:

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/20...l-services-act

    Read that language closely, spot the New World Order code words and code phrases, and tell me it doesn't scare the shit out of you.

    I think we can all agree that the EU is a giant shithole of red tape, regulation, and interference with free thought and free expression and free markets. It's a collection of asshole bureaucrats who think they know what's best for us. They will enact laws to make sure the average Joe and Jane comply with the behavior mandates they dictate, or else. They want every single thing in life to be either mandatory or illegal. No free choice, no free thought. That's their end game. Freedom? How dare you! (Apologies to "Greta The Malcontent".)

    From what I've read so far, Musk's vision for Twitter relative to iron-fisted moderation is eons distant from the EU's notions of permissible online content. So, he could be in a difficult spot. Does he comply with EU Soviet-style constraints? Does he simply give the EU the finger and take the platform out of there? There are several other options as well. One thing's for sure: Elon's great at piloting around obstacles and laughing at the people he's left in his airstream. That's probably something else we can agree on.

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    What's your insight on that? What would go wrong?

    I don't fully understand the @ and hashtag way of communicating which sounds like I'd be attacking a specific individual, if that's why you advise to not be serious.

    Is tweeting all about one-on-one snarking, but with an audience? Never general discussion like we do here?

    Currently, I post on redstate and breitbart all sorts of comments, some serious, some humorous, often I am dead serious and to the point about the topic, but most everybody there is conservative, like me, so no infighting happens to me. I'll comment against women (liberals) on occasion.
    The idea is to entertain and persuade. If you tweet a bunch of dry scholarly research that uses logic and rational thought to make your points... you'll achieve fuck all. Should it be that way? Maybe not. But that's the way it is. It may be true that "facts don't care about your feelings". But people care more about their feelings than facts. Yes, even men to one degree or another.

    But if your Twitter is a fun, provocative, humorous, edgy place to be, you're more likely to gain a following (assuming a non-draconian environment, of course). People will follow you just to see what crazy shit you tweet next. For the great majority of your Twitter engagement, a fun, freewheeling style is your best bet.

    Be factual, but outrageous. Tweet stuff that's 2/3 snark and 1/3 truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptic View Post
    "Ve shall let them say anything they vont to! And ve shall be taking their names and locations. Then when ve have enough on them, ve vill come for them!"

    I don't really care. Never used Twitter never will.
    Yeah, make sure you use a VPN. You can find free VPN plugins for Chrome that will let you choose from a few different US locations to protect yourself.

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    Re: The Twitter board has approved Musk's buyout bid

    Quote Originally Posted by OwenWentFullMGTOW View Post
    The idea is to entertain and persuade. If you tweet a bunch of dry scholarly research that uses logic and rational thought to make your points... you'll achieve fuck all. Should it be that way? Maybe not. But that's the way it is. It may be true that "facts don't care about your feelings". But people care more about their feelings than facts. Yes, even men to one degree or another.

    But if your Twitter is a fun, provocative, humorous, edgy place to be, you're more likely to gain a following (assuming a non-draconian environment, of course). People will follow you just to see what crazy shit you tweet next. For the great majority of your Twitter engagement, a fun, freewheeling style is your best bet.

    Be factual, but outrageous. Tweet stuff that's 2/3 snark and 1/3 truth.
    Tonight on Gutfeld (a Fox show), comedian Jimmy Failla said, "Twitter is a fight club for those who don't want to get hit."

    That's what I was thinking, kinda, when I said one-on-one snarking but with an audience.

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    Re: The Twitter board has approved Musk's buyout bid

    Here's another one coming straight at Elon's skull:

    "Following Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter last week, which was a triumphant victory in the ongoing war over free speech, the Biden Regime announced the creation of a 'Disinformation Governance Board' that will be tasked with silencing anything deemed to be misinformation that’s related to homeland security. And, yes. It’s just as dystopian and creepy as it sounds."

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/202...unatic-charge/

    In other words, we decide what you can and can not say, and we decide what's relevant to homeland security. (On that latter point, for the dimwit lurkers here who can't see where this is headed, that would be everything.)

    This country's becoming just like the USSR under Stalin, Russia under Putin and the FSB, and Germany under the Nazis. Quite amazing, really. That old "The Prisoner" series is beginning to look more and more prescient.

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    Re: The Twitter board has approved Musk's buyout bid

    Quote Originally Posted by kru-kut View Post
    Here's another one coming straight at Elon's skull:

    "Following Elon Muskís purchase of Twitter last week, which was a triumphant victory in the ongoing war over free speech, the Biden Regime announced the creation of a 'Disinformation Governance Board' that will be tasked with silencing anything deemed to be misinformation thatís related to homeland security. And, yes. Itís just as dystopian and creepy as it sounds."

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/202...unatic-charge/

    In other words, we decide what you can and can not say, and we decide what's relevant to homeland security. (On that latter point, for the dimwit lurkers here who can't see where this is headed, that would be everything.)

    This country's becoming just like the USSR under Stalin, Russia under Putin and the FSB, and Germany under the Nazis. Quite amazing, really. That old "The Prisoner" series is beginning to look more and more prescient.
    The US is a three legged spider Judicial-Executive-Legislature, when one leg starts marching to it's own tune, the other cuts it off.

    The problem today is one fails to cut off the other, instead they run cover and conspire to serve the swamp, the place they call home, where they're comfortable in bed together to serve themselves while practicing the art of ignorance. Three sick puppies in bet together doing very dirty and nasty things in secrecy and conspiracy. It's right there in front of everyone's face as justice is a two tier system, we see it in the criminal activity and perpetration gone unpunished, with insult to injury, the weaponization of the same against the innocent standing on integrity and righteousness.

    This is what WW-III looks like and it's about to get a whole lot worse.

    Back to Twitter, they can't operate a free speech platform in countries with governmental censorship like the EU and UK, and if Monster Joe gets his way, include the USA.

    The constitution of the United States has as much clout and meaning as used toilet paper where I live,,, here in the USA.
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    The part that almost nobody mentions is that free speech online has bipartisan support in Congress. The reason the Magoo administration is trying to take executive action is because they know there's no chance in hell of getting something put through Congress. It's just not going to happen.

    Without Congressional oversight/involvement, the new Ministry of Truth is more toothless than you might expect.

    The far left understands that so they're begging the FCC, FTC, DOJ or SOMEBODY to block the acquisition. But it's perfectly legal for one corporate entity to sell out to another corporate entity. There's virtually no argument whatsoever that Musk buying Twitter somehow runs afoul of antitrust laws. So, there's not a lot the government can do to stop this from happening.

    But even if they could, Musk has MONEY. Show me the institution or organization that can stand up to $100 million in lawyers. Which Musk can absolutely summon. I mean, shit, the "church" of Scientology broke the IRS with a hell of a lot less money than that.

    As an absolute last resort, there's SCOTUS. Nb4 "the damn liberals", you should know that SCOTUS in recent decades has erred on the side of pro-free speech rulings. I'm somewhat on the right on some issues but even I think Citizens United is insane. But the Court ruled the way they ruled because they wanted to bend over backwards to protect free speech anyplace they could find it.

    When it comes to buying Twitter, Musk simply has too many paths to victory and too few paths to defeat. At this point, the only one who screw this buyout up is Musk himself. And so far, he's been VERY careful with his public statements. So, he obviously has some idea of what he's up against.

    I don't have a crystal ball. I can't predict the future. But based upon the facts currently available, I just don't see anything standing in Musk's way of buying Twitter and instituting some much needed reforms.

    tl;dr- Everyone, chill.

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    Re: The Twitter board has approved Musk's buyout bid

    Here's another Big Brother round whizzing at Elon's head:

    "Woke FTC to 'Investigate' and Possibly Freeze Elon Musk Purchase of Twitter on Anti-Trust Grounds"

    If the FTC goes ahead with a full review, it will delay the purchase for months. Guess what is months away right now? That would be Novemberís mid-term election. Further, we already know the Chairwoman of the FTC, Lina Khan, has ties to a left-wing group that is actively lobbying for her organization to block the sale.

    What a coincidence, huh?

    Original: https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/05...rounds-n561016

    Archive: https://archive.today/KOFsk

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    The case for "antitrust" is flimsy. At best, this will only slow the buyout down.

    As for the midterms, everything has been tossed into the air by the Roe ruling. Still, a lot of the more draconian restrictions appear to have been removed from Twitter. So, Musk doesn't need to own Twitter in full by November in order for Twitter to be a mostly free platform once more.

    Again, everybody needs to chill. It's not even remotely close to being time to worry.


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