Please consider registering
Guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
I read the news today (oh boy) - Current world events
25 August 2019
6.21pm
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1782
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2421sp_Permalink sp_Print

I think sites like Prager are very necessary.......I sincerely hope both win. The more voices the better.

The following people thank Wigwam for this post:

Beatlebug
25 August 2019
6.32pm
Avatar
Dark Overlord
Nowhere Land
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3952
Member Since:
9 March 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2422sp_Permalink sp_Print

PragerU is far from the worst. Don't get me wrong, they're biased as hell but they're at least they're not groping women like Sam Pepper, regularly causing a disturbance like Jake Paul, or abusing their children for views like DaddyOFive.

If you're reading this, you are looking for something to do.

25 August 2019
6.39pm
Avatar
Dark Overlord
Nowhere Land
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3952
Member Since:
9 March 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2423sp_Permalink sp_Print

Wigwam said
I think sites like Prager are very necessary.......I sincerely hope both win. The more voices the better. 

I don't think that's the case in this specific scenario. If members of both the far left and the far right are claiming that YouTube has a political bias, then that actually proves that YouTube doesn't have a political bias.

If you're reading this, you are looking for something to do.

25 August 2019
6.46pm
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1782
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2424sp_Permalink sp_Print

Do you find this video threatening?....Or uncomfortable....?

25 August 2019
7.08pm
Avatar
Dark Overlord
Nowhere Land
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3952
Member Since:
9 March 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2425sp_Permalink sp_Print

How is this relevant to what we are talking about (besides the fact that it's from PragerU)?

If you're reading this, you are looking for something to do.

25 August 2019
7.20pm
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1782
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2426sp_Permalink sp_Print

Dark Overlord said
How is this relevant to what we are talking about (besides the fact that it's from PragerU)?

  

I like it when people ask and then answer their own questions...Reminds me of my old mum!!

25 August 2019
8.30pm
Avatar
Dark Overlord
Nowhere Land
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3952
Member Since:
9 March 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2427sp_Permalink sp_Print

Just because you show a PragerU video doesn't make it relevant to the discussion but i digress.

As for the video, i don't feel threatened or uncomfortable, i just think it's a load of transphobic nonsense.

If you're reading this, you are looking for something to do.

25 August 2019
8.51pm
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1782
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

On Prager I din't bring it up......and you commentated before any comment from me on the distaste you feel for the site....So I replied...

Your feelings, your thoughts and truths are fine with me...... up-to-you......I said I felt the more voices the merrier.....I didn't say, but I feel strongly so I'll add now that in a left/liberal dominated media.....and in mind of Google's/You Tube's consistent suppression of right of centre opinions it's important to have the balance that Prager sometimes supplies, (though I don't see that as the case of the video I posted)..... and that it challenges PC conventions that would otherwise go without any consideration that there even could be another another view.....

I thought the comments on 'truth' were thought provoking and very far from nonsensical......I do believe that sometimes (maybe not for you) facing up to a truth makes many people feel uncomfortable ....

If we don't challenge our thinking we're not thinking.

 

'Four legs good two legs bad'

25 August 2019
9.08pm
Avatar
Dark Overlord
Nowhere Land
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3952
Member Since:
9 March 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2429sp_Permalink sp_Print

I'm all for free speech and think that PragerU should have the right to say whatever it wants but YouTube isn't silencing them, they're just placing some of their videos on restricted mode, meaning that only the 2% who enable that can't see their some of their videos. Same thing goes with the LGBT community.

If you're reading this, you are looking for something to do.

26 August 2019
12.05am
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1782
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2430sp_Permalink sp_Print

Sorry when you said:

'PragerU might just be the worst channel in the history of the website. I'd rather the LGBTQ+ groups lose their case than PragerU win, to be honest.'

.......I must have misunderstood you.

Anyway it seems we mostly agree.......now.....! 

26 August 2019
7.02am
Avatar
Dark Overlord
Nowhere Land
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3952
Member Since:
9 March 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2431sp_Permalink sp_Print

I didn't say that, Quarryman did.

If you're reading this, you are looking for something to do.

26 August 2019
7.11am
Wigwam
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1782
Member Since:
17 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

My apologies D.O.

In this  'News' thread i tend to attract a bundle of members who disagree......No idea why!!! Your input went with with that flow.......

Anyway no that's excuse.

Cheers

 

'Nurse ....nurse it's time for Wigwam's meds and a drool in his day chair' 

26 August 2019
10.46am
Avatar
QuarryMan
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 2499
Member Since:
26 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2433sp_Permalink sp_Print

I dislike those channels too, but the level of misinformation and lies they spread combined with the amount of billionaire funding they receive makes them extremely dangerous. They are arguably one of the biggest fake news platforms on the internet. 

Tall, dark-haired QuarryMan likes basketball, music, and naturally, boys. He was a valuable participant on the track team. He is one of Freeport's great contributors to the recording world. As for the immediate future, QuarryMan has no plans, but will take life as it comes. 

 

26 August 2019
3.01pm
Avatar
Dark Overlord
Nowhere Land
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3952
Member Since:
9 March 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Wigwam said
In this 'News' thread i tend to attract a bundle of members who disagree......No idea why!!! Your input went with with that flow.......
  

Very few people on this forum are Conservatives. The older members lean Labour/Democrat and the younger members lean Green with a few Libertarians like myself thrown in. But don't look at it in a bad way, it's great to have a disagreeing opinion when we have these sorts of discussions.

QuarryMan said
I dislike those channels too, but the level of misinformation and lies they spread combined with the amount of billionaire funding they receive makes them extremely dangerous. They are arguably one of the biggest fake news platforms on the internet.

I think there's a difference between fake news and biased news and i think PragerU would fit more appropriately in the latter.

If you're reading this, you are looking for something to do.

26 August 2019
3.52pm
Avatar
Tony Japanese
Carnegie Hall
Members
Forum Posts: 537
Member Since:
11 September 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2435sp_Permalink sp_Print

Dark Overlord said

Wigwam said

In this 'News' thread i tend to attract a bundle of members who disagree......No idea why!!! Your input went with with that flow.......

  

Very few people on this forum are Conservatives. The older members lean Labour/Democrat and the younger members lean Green with a few Libertarians like myself thrown in. But look at it in a bad way, it's great to have a disagreeing opinion when we have these sorts of discussions.

On what basis are you making this assumption?  

  

26 August 2019
4.26pm
Avatar
Dark Overlord
Nowhere Land
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3952
Member Since:
9 March 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2436sp_Permalink sp_Print

It's a general observation.

The following people thank Dark Overlord for this post:

Wigwam

If you're reading this, you are looking for something to do.

26 August 2019
5.05pm
Avatar
The Hole Got Fixed
A Dock at Southampton
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 6856
Member Since:
27 November 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2437sp_Permalink sp_Print

Yeah we did a political compass a while ago and almost No one (who took the test) ended up being conservative

The following people thank The Hole Got Fixed for this post:

50yearslate

Oh, by the way, this post was made by The Hole Got Fixed!

2016 awards: Username-Badge.png 2017 awards: The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2017.png 2018 awards:The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2018.png

26 August 2019
8.24pm
Avatar
Beatlebug
Find me where ye echo lays
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 15150
Member Since:
15 February 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

ahdn_paul_06 I was one of about two people who were right of center, although we only had about eight or so altogether, if I recall. ahdn_george_01

ETA: Also, it looks like the Amazon rainforest fires are not as big a deal as it originally seemed.

It verges from the sublime to the ridiculote

Silly-Girl-2016.png Silly-Girl-2017.png bbbadge2018.jpg

New to Forumpool? You can introduce yourself here

27 August 2019
11.39am
Avatar
QuarryMan
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 2499
Member Since:
26 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2439sp_Permalink sp_Print

Dark Overlord said 

I think there's a difference between fake news and biased news and i think PragerU would fit more appropriately in the latter.

They definitely spread unsourced claims and outright lies in their videos, though. There is practically a whole subgenre of youtube videos dedicating to debunking them at this point. The ones I linked are just the tip of the iceberg. 

Tall, dark-haired QuarryMan likes basketball, music, and naturally, boys. He was a valuable participant on the track team. He is one of Freeport's great contributors to the recording world. As for the immediate future, QuarryMan has no plans, but will take life as it comes. 

 

27 August 2019
7.53pm
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 18289
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2440sp_Permalink sp_Print

KFC's plant-based 'chicken' sold out in five hours

Beyond Meat's "meat" is good. I like the burger Carl's Jr. makes with it. 

The Impossible Burger from Impossible Foods is gear too. I've had it at two restaurants. I need to try Burger King's version using the "meat" from Impossible Foods. I bet it is good.

Personally, I hope more chains start offering plant-based versions of their foods.

The following people thank Ahhh Girl for this post:

Beatlebug, Richard, The Hole Got Fixed, QuarryMan
Forum Timezone: America/Chicago
Most Users Ever Online: 597
Currently Online: leoc, SgtPeppersBulldog, Richard
1
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
Starr Shine?: 15570
Ron Nasty: 9662
Necko: 7851
50yearslate: 7276
parlance: 7111
mr. Sun king coming together: 6403
AppleScruffJunior: 6294
Mr. Kite: 6147
trcanberra: 6045
mithveaen: 4621
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 87
Members: 2714
Moderators: 6
Admins: 2
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 44
Topics: 4759
Posts: 327032
Newest Members:
Jose R. Gonzalez, Luke Kajder, CharlieCC, rickc, jaja0714
Moderators: Joe: 5056, Zig: 9807, meanmistermustard: 22206, Ahhh Girl: 18289, Beatlebug: 15150, The Hole Got Fixed: 6856
Administrators: Joe: 5056, Ellie: 4