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Title: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: mystery-ak on January 19, 2021, 08:37:28 PM
Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters

Joshua Klein 19 Jan 2021

Many on the left are promoting a recent video created by novelist and left-wing activist Don Winslow, which calls upon citizens to become cyber detectives to monitor and report fellow citizen Trump supporters to authorities while comparing the work of this “army of citizens” to that which led to the capture of al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden.

“On January 20, Donald Trump will become the Commander-in-Chief of a different army,” the slightly over two-minute clip begins. The words “This army” are then displayed as Trump supporters in Washington, DC, flash on the screen.

The threat addressed is described as emanating from “radical” conservatives who live among us. The clip continues:

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The greatest threat facing America today comes from within: radical extreme conservatives, also known as domestic terrorists. They’re hidden among us, disguised behind regular jobs. They are your children’s teachers. They work at supermarkets, malls, doctor’s offices, and many are police officers and soldiers.

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Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: txradioguy on January 19, 2021, 08:38:04 PM
Fascism folks...its descending on us like a plague.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Weird Tolkienish Figure on January 19, 2021, 08:42:05 PM
This will backfire on them like "Deplorables". I have my issues with Trump, but I'm definitely a member of Trump's new army and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I voted for him twice.

#trumpsnewarmy. Sounds good to me.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Weird Tolkienish Figure on January 19, 2021, 08:43:22 PM
TrumpsNewArmy is actually an awesome sounding name when you think about it.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Hoodat on January 19, 2021, 08:50:23 PM
Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters

They should come up with a snazzy name for this 'Army'.  Something like 'Einsatzgruppen'.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: libertybele on January 19, 2021, 08:52:46 PM
Trump's New Army?  Well, I'm not that optimistic.  The man is 74 years old.  I think that the left is going to have a field day with him once he leaves office and will have him in and out of court.  I believe one of the reasons that they want to see him impeached and thrown out of office is so that he won't get the salary, security detail etc., that he'd otherwise be entitled to.  Freeze his assets and his businesses, have him continually paying court costs and they could bankrupt him. 

I don't know if his sons have any businesses that are separate from the Trump hotels, etc....I hope for their sakes that they do.  They left will be coming after them as well.

Just my opinion. 
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Ghost Bear on January 19, 2021, 08:52:54 PM
Prime candidate for monkeywrenching. Report leftists, or, more insidiously, moderates as "secret Trump supporters". Drive the lefties further into paranoia, and maybe awaken some milquetoasts to the real danger of the Left.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: roamer_1 on January 19, 2021, 08:53:54 PM
They should come up with a snazzy name for this 'Army'.  Something like 'Einsatzgruppen'.

Why not? They've already dug 'antifa' out of the cupboard...  :whistle:
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: LMAO on January 19, 2021, 09:23:01 PM
Drive the lefties further into paranoia, and maybe awaken some milquetoasts to the real danger of the Left.

They're already overreaching before any of the newly elected are even sworn in
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: BassWrangler on January 19, 2021, 11:15:33 PM
Prime candidate for monkeywrenching. Report leftists, or, more insidiously, moderates as "secret Trump supporters". Drive the lefties further into paranoia, and maybe awaken some milquetoasts to the real danger of the Left.

I like this idea.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: dfwgator on January 20, 2021, 12:09:45 AM
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Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: GtHawk on January 20, 2021, 11:22:37 AM
TrumpsNewArmy is actually an awesome sounding name when you think about it.
A little overt, I think with this whole take over and spying on your neighbor thing..................The Trump Underground.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: mountaineer on January 20, 2021, 11:48:32 AM
Prime candidate for monkeywrenching. Report leftists, or, more insidiously, moderates as "secret Trump supporters". Drive the lefties further into paranoia, and maybe awaken some milquetoasts to the real danger of the Left.
Works for me.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: verga on January 20, 2021, 02:14:18 PM
Do they get to all wear brown shirts?
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 20, 2021, 02:36:59 PM
I like this idea.
Not only am I all for it, I can see where it would be a valuable tool against these wannabe Gestapo.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: DCPatriot on January 20, 2021, 02:40:34 PM
This will backfire on them like "Deplorables". I have my issues with Trump, but I'm definitely a member of Trump's new army and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I voted for him twice.

#trumpsnewarmy. Sounds good to me.

You are so FOS!    :laugh:
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 20, 2021, 03:01:51 PM
You are so FOS!    :laugh:

Meh.  We may have our differences at time, but I take @Weird Tolkienish Figure at his word about how he voted.  :cool:
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: BassWrangler on January 20, 2021, 04:54:57 PM
Meh.  We may have our differences at time, but I take @Weird Tolkienish Figure at his word about how he voted.  :cool:

I may not always agree with @Weird Tolkienish Figure , but he seems to be honest and sincere in his beliefs, and he often raises good points. I am glad he’s a contributor to the forum.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: roamer_1 on January 20, 2021, 04:56:28 PM
I may not always agree with @Weird Tolkienish Figure , but he seems to be honest and sincere in his beliefs, and he often raises good points. I am glad he’s a contributor to the forum.

Dittos. WTF is always fun to engage.  :beer:
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: GtHawk on January 20, 2021, 04:57:57 PM
I just looked at this post again and realized they spelled 'Defectives' wrong in the headline.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: BassWrangler on January 20, 2021, 05:04:06 PM
I just looked at this post again and realized they spelled 'Defectives' wrong in the headline.

 888high58888
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: dfwgator on January 20, 2021, 05:09:39 PM
“We’re going to set up a system of collective vigilance; we’re going to set up a system of revolutionary collective vigilance. And then we shall see how the lackeys of imperialism manage to operate in our midst. Because one thing is sure, we have people in all parts of the city; there’s not an apartment building in the city, not a corner, not a block, not a neighborhood, that is not amply represented here [in the audience]. In answer to the imperialist campaigns of aggression, we’re going to set up a system of revolutionary collective vigilance so that everybody will know everybody else on his block, what they do, what relationship they had with the tyranny [the Batista government], what they believe in, what people they meet, what activities they participate in. Because if they [the counterrevolutionaries] think they can stand up to the people, they’re going to be tremendously disappointed. Because we’ll confront them with a committee of revolutionary vigilance on every block... When the masses are organized there isn’t a single imperialist, or a lackey of the imperialists, or anybody who has sold out to the imperialist, who can operate”.

Fidel Castro (1960)
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 20, 2021, 05:15:11 PM
Sic the dogs of the state on each other, anonymously as possible, and enjoy as they eat their own.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: mountaineer on January 20, 2021, 05:33:14 PM
Good find, that Castro quote, dfwgator.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: dfwgator on January 20, 2021, 05:42:11 PM
Good find, that Castro quote, dfwgator.

And people still don't think the Communists have taken over?
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: roamer_1 on January 20, 2021, 05:45:55 PM
And people still don't think the Communists have taken over?

No. They have a good portion of state houses to go. And good luck with that out west. We tend to be more libertarian, and will buck. Bet on that.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 21, 2021, 05:12:43 AM
No. They have a good portion of state houses to go. And good luck with that out west. We tend to be more libertarian, and will buck. Bet on that.
I am. but I must note every state has it's liberal/leftist contingent, too. It's as if the borders were designed that way.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: roamer_1 on January 21, 2021, 09:32:46 AM
I am. but I must note every state has it's liberal/leftist contingent, too. It's as if the borders were designed that way.

Sure. It's largely city folks. It is seldom you find a Conservative minded city of any size. That Babylon thing going on I think.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: goatprairie on January 21, 2021, 08:15:00 PM
If you have Alexa in your house, I'm not saying certain people might be listening in but  :whistle: (adjusts tin-foil hat)
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: mountaineer on January 21, 2021, 08:16:51 PM
If you have Alexa in your house, I'm not saying certain people might be listening in but  :whistle: (adjusts tin-foil hat)
Of course.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 21, 2021, 08:24:04 PM
Of course.

This is why I have my Alexas close by when I'm picking my Fantasy Football team.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: txradioguy on January 21, 2021, 08:46:46 PM
Meh.  We may have our differences at time, but I take @Weird Tolkienish Figure at his word about how he voted.  :cool:

QFT
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: 240B on January 21, 2021, 09:26:19 PM
If you have Alexa in your house, I'm not saying certain people might be listening in but  :whistle: (adjusts tin-foil hat)
Of course they are listening. The Alexa people said so.
Read an article once where the Alexa operators described some of the extreme stuff they hear.
Most of it was disgusting. Everything from weird sex, to bathroom noises, to child abuse.
The funniest Alexa story to me, was the commercial that would broadcast loudly, "Alexa! Order (product name) now!"
Obviously it was shut down very quickly. But it did work. Alexa ordered it.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Hoodat on January 21, 2021, 09:28:07 PM
Ask Alexa if she is spying on you.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: 240B on January 21, 2021, 09:32:25 PM
Ask Alexa if she is spying on you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s--JS3bh3eM

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7ta4CfXu1Y#)
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: 240B on January 21, 2021, 09:52:13 PM
Obviously Liberals are idiots and they seem to have no understanding of history at all.
The Left may think that this new "Stasi" will only go after Trump and his supporters.
They could not be more wrong. Once such an infrastructure is formed, every single citizen is a target.
The Stasi is not a directed operation. It is omnidirectional, targeting and surveilling everyone.
These fools have no clue what they are asking for.

And yes, the new American Left is the rise of the Fourth Reich in every conceivable way.
They think that the new Jews (Trump supporters) will be the only victims, just as the Germans did in the 30s.
However once this starts it is indiscriminate.
Any German citizen could be executed or sent to camps for any reason at all.
And showing how Liberal you are will not save you.

With totalitarian regimes, there is no safety. There is no 'Get out of jail free.' card in the deck.
Once you are targeted for any reason whatsoever, you will be declared guilty and you will be gone,
no matter who you are.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stasi
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 21, 2021, 10:06:51 PM
Obviously Liberals are idiots and they seem to have no understanding of history at all.
The Left may think that this new "Stasi" will only go after Trump and his supporters.
They could not be more wrong. Once such an infrastructure is formed, every single citizen is a target.
The Stasi is not a directed operation. It is omnidirectional, targeting and surveilling everyone.
These fools have no clue what they are asking for.

And yes, the new American Left is the rise of the Fourth Reich in every conceivable way.
They think that the new Jews (Trump supporters) will be the only victims, just as the Germans did in the 30s.
However once this starts it is indiscriminate.
Any German citizen could be executed or sent to camps for any reason at all.
And showing how Liberal you are will not save you.

With totalitarian regimes, there is no safety. There is no 'Get out of jail free.' card in the deck.
Once you are targeted for any reason whatsoever, you will be declared guilty and you will be gone,
no matter who you are.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stasi
Yep. But those who think this is good to get at their 'enemies' anyone who doesn't agree gushingly with them), are blind to the monster they are creating, or think it will do their bidding. Trotsky, Beria, even Che found out.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: truth_seeker on January 21, 2021, 11:44:47 PM
" The Lives of Others"  "Das Leben de Anderen"

2006  Oscar Best Foreign Language Film

Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: dfwgator on January 21, 2021, 11:45:53 PM
" The Lives of Others"  "Das Leben de Anderen"

2006  Oscar Best Foreign Language Film

It should have won Best Picture, period!
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: FeelNoPain on January 22, 2021, 01:32:09 AM
" The Lives of Others"  "Das Leben de Anderen"

2006  Oscar Best Foreign Language Film

I watch all Best Foreign Language Oscar films.
That was one of my favorites.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 22, 2021, 01:35:52 AM
What is it they are so fond of saying? "Snitches get stitches"?  :whistle:
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: sneakypete on January 22, 2021, 04:24:58 AM
"Calling all good Comrades........."
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: sneakypete on January 22, 2021, 04:32:35 AM
And people still don't think the Communists have taken over?

@dfwgator

The saddest part of this is I strongly suspect the majority of Americans under 30 can read that and think it is a good idea,and would be honestly shocked it was Communist policy.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: BassWrangler on January 22, 2021, 02:57:35 PM
Of course they are listening. The Alexa people said so.
Read an article once where the Alexa operators described some of the extreme stuff they hear.
Most of it was disgusting. Everything from weird sex, to bathroom noises, to child abuse.
The funniest Alexa story to me, was the commercial that would broadcast loudly, "Alexa! Order (product name) now!"
Obviously it was shut down very quickly. But it did work. Alexa ordered it.

They SAY they only listen when the device hears the wake word. However, I've noticed, on numerous occasions, that ads I see on the web seem to be tailored to conversations I had in audio range of one of these devices. It's happened enough times, in situations where I hadn't searched online or taken other actions that might influence the ads, that I am very confident they are listening to mine ad words.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: roamer_1 on January 22, 2021, 03:03:44 PM
They SAY they only listen when the device hears the wake word.

Well, that's kind of circular, ain't it? It has to be listening to hear the wake word, right?  :cool:
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: dfwgator on January 22, 2021, 03:08:15 PM
I watch all Best Foreign Language Oscar films.
That was one of my favorites.

I don't watch Hollywood crap anymore, it's pretty much all foreign films for me now.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Restored on January 22, 2021, 03:28:38 PM
1975: I'm worried the government is spying on me

2020: Government spy, find me a chocolate chip cookie recipe
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Hoodat on January 22, 2021, 03:30:47 PM
I don't watch Hollywood crap anymore, it's pretty much all foreign films for me now.

Speaking of foreign films, has anyone seen The Painted Bird yet?
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: BassWrangler on January 22, 2021, 03:42:29 PM
Well, that's kind of circular, ain't it? It has to be listening to hear the wake word, right?  :cool:

Well, what they are saying is that the device has the ability to detect the wake word locally, and only sends audio to their servers after it hears that.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: BassWrangler on January 22, 2021, 03:43:47 PM
I don't watch Hollywood crap anymore, it's pretty much all foreign films for me now.

It really is crap for the most part. The only exception is when they're remaking some older movie. You can also clearly see the influence of Chinese money if you look for it.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: 240B on January 22, 2021, 03:46:50 PM
Well, that's kind of circular, ain't it? It has to be listening to hear the wake word, right?  :cool:
That's not what it said.
It didn't say I only listen when I hear the 'wake word', which as you point out is an oxymoron.
What it said is, I only send what you say to Amazon (and whoever else is on the list, NSA, CIA, FBI, DHS) when I hear the wake word.
It listens all the time. Theoretically, it supposedly only processes what it hears with the wake word.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Hoodat on January 22, 2021, 03:54:02 PM
Listen again.  Alexa doesn't say that she starts recording only when she hears the wake word.  It says that only after hearing the wake word to they send a recording to Amazon.  It could have been recording for the last 6 hours, but waits until you say 'Alexa' before sending that 6-hr recording to Amazon.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: catfish1957 on January 22, 2021, 03:54:29 PM
Conservatives will definitley need to lay low in Urban and Blue areas.

OTOH, in Red and rural/burb areas. the Term "Snitches get stitches" might be more apt.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Axeslinger on January 22, 2021, 03:54:33 PM
I don't watch Hollywood crap anymore, it's pretty much all foreign films for me now.
But you repeat yourself...
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: BassWrangler on January 22, 2021, 03:58:17 PM
Listen again.  Alexa doesn't say that she starts recording only when she hears the wake word.  It says that only after hearing the wake word to they send a recording to Amazon.  It could have been recording for the last 6 hours, but waits until you say 'Alexa' before sending that 6-hr recording to Amazon.

In theory you can listen to everything it sends to Amazon. At least that's what they say. You can do it within the app, or by going here:

https://www.amazon.com/alexaprivacysettings (https://www.amazon.com/alexaprivacysettings)
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: roamer_1 on January 22, 2021, 04:00:15 PM
Well, what they are saying is that the device has the ability to detect the wake word locally, and only sends audio to their servers after it hears that.

so they say. Alright... How many wake words are there REALLY?
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: mountaineer on January 22, 2021, 04:44:05 PM
When I first heard that part about the "wake word," I thought Alexa was referring to being "woke."

This is why I avoid anything high-tech!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Fishrrman on January 22, 2021, 05:21:54 PM
truth seeker wrote:
" "The Lives of Others"  "Das Leben de Anderen"
2006  Oscar Best Foreign Language Film"


You can get it from here if you (like me) are "unafraid":
https://tpb21.ukpass.co/description.php?id=18613681

A compelling film. In German with English subtitles, but don't let that discourage you.

Just one of many in the anti-communist film library I've built up in the past couple of years...
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 22, 2021, 05:28:26 PM
It really is crap for the most part. The only exception is when they're remaking some older movie. You can also clearly see the influence of Chinese money if you look for it.
I watched a couple of subtitled Russian series about fighter pilots and one about an artillery detachment. Thoroughly infused in both was the too ordinary fear of the zampolit, who could have one sent (or one's family) sent to prison for a mere accusation, and the idea that one was to remain loyal to the State even if your family was accidentally executed while your innocence was proven. Pretty chilling mindset, and I fear what we have coming here if the Leftists continue to run rampant.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: roamer_1 on January 22, 2021, 05:46:27 PM
When I first heard that part about the "wake word," I thought Alexa was referring to being "woke."

This is why I avoid anything high-tech!  :laugh:

Oh, would that I could. I am so sick of tech I can't even begin to say it.

Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: mountaineer on January 22, 2021, 06:03:20 PM
Oh, would that I could. I am so sick of tech I can't even begin to say it.
For half of today, I thought I'd lost my cell phone - and I didn't care. It's never turned on, anyway. Finally found it and still haven't turned it on.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: roamer_1 on January 22, 2021, 06:28:24 PM
For half of today, I thought I'd lost my cell phone - and I didn't care. It's never turned on, anyway. Finally found it and still haven't turned it on.  :laugh:

I have it quite the other way. The cell phone is on me all the time. When here at Command Central, the Plantronix wireless is on me all the time too - and the desk has 2 lines - the one I am on, and the back line so I can transfer and hold. And Skype. And Duo. And Messages. And What's App. And 6 emails. And that ain't counting getting actually productive going on, which right now is coding, and one box on the guest bench, and one hard drive in the toaster getting worked on... 5 of my own machines to pay attention to... Four of which I am operating right now, not including droids. It is so friggin stupid. I can't even cook breakfast without getting a call, and Lord help us if I ever get to drink my coffee in peace. A lot of times it don't stop till after midnight. And all that, going broke while I am doing it.  I LONG for the day that I can get out of here again, even for a long walk.

Up at the other place is awesome. The sound of the falls... The loons calling, the wind whispering in the trees. A moose wandering by. Stress just melts right off me... I really cannot wait. Sitting on the porch in the morning in the rocker I made, looking out over that little pond... Go do the chores in the barn I made... Take care of the chickens in the coop I made... work in the shop I made, on real things that are in my hands...

It is SO much better.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: libertybele on January 22, 2021, 06:32:56 PM
Conservatives will definitley need to lay low in Urban and Blue areas.

OTOH, in Red and rural/burb areas. the Term "Snitches get stitches" might be more apt.

We are only a couple of days into the Biden era.

I think conservatives regardless of where you're located need to watch our backs.  Including what you say in your home (who knows what devices can hear your conversations) and absolutely need to watch what you post in here.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: dfwgator on January 22, 2021, 07:09:00 PM
It really is crap for the most part. The only exception is when they're remaking some older movie. You can also clearly see the influence of Chinese money if you look for it.

And also Hollywood kissed Hitler's ass in the 1930s because they didn't want to lose access to the German market.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 22, 2021, 11:52:29 PM
so they say. Alright... How many wake words are there REALLY?

Four.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: BassWrangler on January 23, 2021, 12:21:34 PM
And also Hollywood kissed Hitler's ass in the 1930s because they didn't want to lose access to the German market.

It really is just astounding. I mean China is doing ethnic cleansing, has put every economy except their own into a recession with this CCP virus, is buying into key, strategically important business like our power grid, is building up their military and rattling sabres in the South China Sea. But these fools in United States are claiming Trump supporters the threat.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: sneakypete on January 23, 2021, 01:44:09 PM
It really is just astounding. I mean China is doing ethnic cleansing, has put every economy except their own into a recession with this CCP virus, is buying into key, strategically important business like our power grid, is building up their military and rattling sabres in the South China Sea. But these fools in United States are claiming Trump supporters the threat.

Well,you really don't expect them to admit it is their Chinese Masters behind all this,do you? If they did that,THEY would have to take on some of them blame,and they NEVER accept blame for anything.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: BassWrangler on January 24, 2021, 05:15:15 PM
Well,you really don't expect them to admit it is their Chinese Masters behind all this,do you? If they did that,THEY would have to take on some of them blame,and they NEVER accept blame for anything.

You're right, @sneakypete . I guess the real fools are those who voted for these traitors.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: libertybele on January 24, 2021, 05:47:30 PM
It really is just astounding. I mean China is doing ethnic cleansing, has put every economy except their own into a recession with this CCP virus, is buying into key, strategically important business like our power grid, is building up their military and rattling sabres in the South China Sea. But these fools in United States are claiming Trump supporters the threat.

 888high58888
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: mountaineer on January 27, 2021, 02:02:03 PM
A little history, as presented by a (conservative) civil rights lawyer:
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Suppressing Dissent and Criminalizing the Opposition
Posted on January 26, 2021   

The scary new world we find ourselves in is nothing new. The similarities to one of the worst periods in world history is compelling.

    “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
    [Special Message to the Congress on the Internal Security of the United States, August 8, 1950]” ― Harry S. Truman

As the Nazis worked to consolidate their power and build a cohesive “national community,” suppression of dissent played a key role. In 1933, the Nazis issued a decree that required Germans to turn in anyone who spoke against the party, its leaders, or the government.

That decree, “For the Defense against Malicious Attacks against the Government,” stated:

    1. Whoever purposely makes or circulates a statement of a factual nature which is untrue or grossly exaggerated or which may seriously harm the welfare of the Reich or of a state, or the reputation of the National government or of a state government or of parties or organizations supporting these governments, is to be punished, provided that no more severe punishment is decreed in other regulations, with imprisonment of up to two years and, if he makes or spreads the statement publicly, with imprisonment of not less than three months.

    2. If serious damage to the Reich or a state has resulted from this deed, penal servitude may be imposed.

    3. Whoever commits an act through negligence will be punished with imprisonment of up to three months, or by a fine.  ...
More at his blog (https://thecivilrightslawyer.com/2021/01/26/suppressing-dissent-and-criminalizing-the-opposition/?fbclid=IwAR0R-_RxXzYzxaccDjU81Sz-37qVUicWh-O1-Wa_HzQGYVvdGsJ-E5RzjWs)
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 29, 2021, 12:32:28 AM
It really is just astounding. I mean China is doing ethnic cleansing, has put every economy except their own into a recession with this CCP virus, is buying into key, strategically important business like our power grid, is building up their military and rattling sabres in the South China Sea. But these fools in United States are claiming Trump supporters the threat.
C'mon, man! Can't you see they are bought and paid for. People who upset their applecart and the sweet deals they have bringing in all that moolah from the Chinese are their enemies, and Trump is the poster child for that movement.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: BassWrangler on January 29, 2021, 11:31:47 AM
C'mon, man! Can't you see they are bought and paid for. People who upset their applecart and the sweet deals they have bringing in all that moolah from the Chinese are their enemies, and Trump is the poster child for that movement.

I think it's more than "bought and paid for". I think some are ignorant of the risk China poses, and have a conflict of interest carefully orchestrated by China. But I think there are some which China has the ability to blackmail. I believe that Xiden is one of these.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 30, 2021, 02:41:45 PM
I think it's more than "bought and paid for". I think some are ignorant of the risk China poses, and have a conflict of interest carefully orchestrated by China. But I think there are some which China has the ability to blackmail. I believe that Xiden is one of these.
I think it is a carrot AND stick arrangement. If he doe what they want, he'll be rewarded, if not, they dump the dirt and/or start reducing the size of his family...
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: DCPatriot on January 30, 2021, 03:44:11 PM
It really is just astounding. I mean China is doing ethnic cleansing, has put every economy except their own into a recession with this CCP virus, is buying into key, strategically important business like our power grid, is building up their military and rattling sabres in the South China Sea. But these fools in United States are claiming Trump supporters the threat.


Fascinating what a Leftist Media is allowed to get away with.  Just how close are we from being forbidden to wear MAGA or Trump apparel??

Have read my share of Clancy and Ludlum.  If they were alive today, they would have bestsellers on the Trump/Clinton 2016 and Trump/Biden 2020 Elections.

And the media would be front and center.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: mountaineer on January 30, 2021, 03:58:00 PM
Fascinating what a Leftist Media is allowed to get away with.  Just how close are we from being forbidden to wear MAGA or Trump apparel??
How close are we from being branded terrorists for flying a US flag on our houses?
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: GtHawk on January 30, 2021, 05:20:58 PM
How close are we from being branded terrorists for flying a US flag on our houses?
Just fly your flag upside down like I have since 1/20, the left will leave you alone because they are clueless and the right will understand.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Sled Dog on January 31, 2021, 02:02:48 AM
And people still don't think the Communists have taken over?

Remember when GW Bush wanted meter-readers and anyone else to "say something" if they "see something"?

Turning the citizens against one another is an old old practice of tyrants.

And they always beat the patriot drum when they make the call.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Slide Rule on January 31, 2021, 08:35:12 AM
I understand these Citizen Detectives will be wearing distinctive dress to they can recognize each other.

Classic blue of the blue collar people they used to represent and cone shaped hats in memory of their Klan
followers and also representing the intellect of their near dead leaders.

I met one of these detectives Friday at lunch but he was without the distinctive dress but brought a mouth.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 31, 2021, 03:08:23 PM
I understand these Citizen Detectives will be wearing distinctive dress to they can recognize each other.

Classic blue of the blue collar people they used to represent and cone shaped hats in memory of their Klan
followers and also representing the intellect of their near dead leaders.

I met one of these detectives Friday at lunch but he was without the distinctive dress but brought a mouth.
Yep. They are getting uppity already. They forget their "big majority" was all smoke and mirrors: they believe their own lies.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: verga on February 01, 2021, 10:06:47 AM
Yep. They are getting uppity already. They forget their "big majority" was all smoke and mirrors: they believe their own lies.
In two years they may have to pull thier collective heads out of their arses to say WTF
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 01, 2021, 10:58:24 PM
In two years they may have to pull thier collective heads out of their arses to say WTF
Just shove them up there until they disappear, for all I care.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: 240B on February 12, 2021, 05:38:12 AM
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Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 12, 2021, 05:57:12 AM
Oh yeah. I agree with that fully.

A few years back, well quite a few, a man I knew in passing froze to death when his car slid into a ditch. He got out to check things out and the wind blew the door shut. Automatic locks, he was locked out and the temperature was well below zero. Past the transmission, I don't want anything automatic. I'll take care of it as long as I'm able.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: Weird Tolkienish Figure on February 12, 2021, 09:04:25 AM
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Meh, I work in IT and I have some of those things. Also robot vacuums. If it truly saves effort I buy it. A lot of the smart tech is more trouble then it's worth.
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: roamer_1 on February 12, 2021, 09:44:20 AM
Meh, I work in IT and I have some of those things. Also robot vacuums. If it truly saves effort I buy it. A lot of the smart tech is more trouble then it's worth.

I am IT, and a bit of a hardware/software freak... and I have none of it, beyond talking to Bixby on my phone, and that is mainly because it is easier than hauling out my glasses all the time.

I have no need for it otherwise, and don't really find any of it to be useful... Starting with heat. Funny, but AI can't light a fire, nor throw the wood in. And right on down the line, the same thing applies. Roombas make me giggle. Heck, just in dog hair I would have to empty that thing daily, not to mention the chunks of dried mud (I am being nice here) that fall off a vibram sole.

The only other thing that seems vaguely handy is being able to tell my phone to turn on the porch light when I come home. But then, the phone has a flashlight, so...  :shrug:
Title: Re: Left Calls for ‘Army of Citizen Detectives’ to Monitor & Report Trump Supporters
Post by: catfish1957 on February 12, 2021, 09:48:08 AM
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In the past few months, I have noticed that my wifi printer started acting differently, and was some how was causing my computers to default to the printer's wifi without prompting.  SOB stays off now, except when in use.