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Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:10 PM

What would you do if you found out your son or daughter was a homo sapien?

This Russian troll would disown them





Here’s what Russia’s 2020 disinformation operations look like, according to two experts on social media and propaganda.



https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/russia-troll-2020-election-interference-twitter-916482/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Reply What would you do if you found out your son or daughter was a homo sapien? (Original post)
Snake Plissken Nov 2019 OP
The Wielding Truth Nov 2019 #1
lapfog_1 Nov 2019 #2
napi21 Nov 2019 #3
Snake Plissken Nov 2019 #5
teach1st Nov 2019 #4
Snake Plissken Nov 2019 #6
teach1st Nov 2019 #9
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #8
Marie Marie Nov 2019 #17
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #18
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #7
reACTIONary Nov 2019 #11
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #13
reACTIONary Nov 2019 #14
Journeyman Nov 2019 #10
Pope George Ringo II Nov 2019 #12
Journeyman Nov 2019 #15
CaptYossarian Nov 2019 #16
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #19
Dr. Strange Nov 2019 #20
Heartstrings Nov 2019 #24
smirkymonkey Nov 2019 #37
AdamGG Nov 2019 #21
Leith Nov 2019 #22
ck4829 Nov 2019 #42
NickB79 Nov 2019 #23
keithbvadu2 Nov 2019 #25
dchill Nov 2019 #29
Zambero Nov 2019 #26
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2019 #27
rainy Nov 2019 #28
dchill Nov 2019 #30
HeavyHemi Nov 2019 #31
usaf-vet Nov 2019 #32
Beartracks Nov 2019 #33
Salviati Nov 2019 #34
Retrograde Nov 2019 #35
ck4829 Nov 2019 #36
IronLionZion Nov 2019 #38
ck4829 Nov 2019 #40
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2019 #43
IronLionZion Nov 2019 #44
Quackers Nov 2019 #39
DBoon Nov 2019 #41

Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:13 PM

1. Hahahahaha! Seriously?

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:15 PM

2. I always thought she was an alien

so now you are telling me she was just crazy.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:16 PM

3. Homo sapians means "HUMAN". What am I missing her?

Just guessing, the conservative Christians thought it meant homosexual. Dunces.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:18 PM

5. It's actually a pretty good article explaining how the Russian trolls are trying to gain followers

They're targeting various groups to gain followers before they start injecting their camapiagn propaganda, this one here doesn't have a as good of a command of the English language as the others do.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:17 PM

4. Fact checkers seem to think it's bogus

https://www.facebook.com/TheAtheistAdvocate/photos/a.126561567389326.11059.122675341111282/984548181590656/?type=3&comment_id=1030649756980498&reply_comment_id=1036858606359613&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R9%22%7D

The original meme is a caricature, based on the fact that many conservative Christians think about homosexuals in a negative way. The statistics are exaggerated, much in the same way a caricature of a portrait is an exaggeration of one's facial features.


However, there is this, from Bored Panda:

Jimmy Kimmel Asks People If Homo Sapiens Should Be Saved, And The Answers Show The Level Of Stupidity

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Response to teach1st (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:22 PM

6. It's a post form an actual Russian troll twitter account that was shut down

They're trying to gain followers before they begin their massive propaganda operation for Trump, this one obviously failed, but not all of them will.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:27 PM

9. Thanks! Explained at the link in this post.

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Response to teach1st (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:27 PM

8. I always enjoy bored panda. I always completely forget

it exists until someone links to it. I have no idea why.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:14 PM

17. Me too. Always enjoy the links, say to myself I'm going to

check it out but always forget.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:16 PM

18. It's weird, I even save it in my bookmarks. I always plan on

going back, seems to be the only site I do that with.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:23 PM

7. LOL, I read it this morning. But also completely sad, 55 percent

felt that way. 😔

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:46 PM

11. And its not true...

... Its an urban legend that was being propogated by a Rusian disinformation campaign. The troll farm.

Read the linked Rolling Stone article, its pretty interesting.

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:52 PM

13. I thought it was true and they put the poll out, to

divide us further. There was a part about the left being outraged.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:57 PM

14. Ah, I see....

..... turns out its a hoax all the way down.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:44 PM

10. Same thing I'd do if I discovered my sister had come out as a thespian . . .

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 10:51 PM

12. I heard a rumour about that sister of yours.

They say that while at university, she openly matriculated.

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:01 PM

15. And repeatedly masticated in the dining hall . . .

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:10 PM

16. "Film at eleven."

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:17 PM

19. LOL😆

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:26 PM

20. I had a cousin that claimed to be a thespian...

but I think it was all just an act.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #20)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:49 PM

24. I see what you did there....

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:58 AM

37. You can imagine my shock when I found out my sister was Lebanese

On her mother's side, of course.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:37 PM

21. This was in an Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) sketch about 16 years ago

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:44 PM

22. Easy to believe such a hoax because they really are that stupid

What would they think if they learned that the Earth's atmosphere is chock full of gaseous dihydrogen oxide and that every coastline in the world is saturated with it in liquid form?

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Response to Leith (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 02:03 AM

42. Yep, it's an example of what's known as the Tyson Zone

Last edited Wed Nov 27, 2019, 03:34 AM - Edit history (1)

If one person or group already has a history or doing or saying bizarre or stupid things, then that means any new story about them doing or saying bizarre or stupid things becomes more believable.

Conservative Christians entered the Tyson Zone a long time ago.

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheTysonZone

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:46 PM

23. Jimmy Kimmel did something similar

People really are that stupid.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:56 PM

25. Those who feel strongly about it

Those who feel strongly about it

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:09 AM

29. Benjamin Button.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Tue Nov 26, 2019, 11:56 PM

26. Or worse yet of the thespian variety

Some of them were even known to matriculate while in college!

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:02 AM

27. I would be alarmed if they were not!

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:07 AM

28. What? Nooooooooooooo 😁

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:11 AM

30. Most of these people are homoing their sapiens in private...

I'll wager.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:14 AM

31. Hungry man dinners

My mother used to yell at me for masticating too loudly at the dinner table.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:16 AM

32. So we know that there are at least 550 totally ignorant a$$holes homo sapiens in the class.

I think their moms and dads should be very ashamed for having neglected the education of the offspring.

They are part of the problem.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:19 AM

33. "Russians know anger drives people to the polls, but disgust drives countries apart."



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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:26 AM

34. Please read the article before responding to the image in the OP

If you don't, then you're doing exactly what the russian trolls posting such things want you to do.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:55 AM

35. As long as they weren't thespians

not that I have anything against thespians, mind you - it's just a hard way to make a living.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 12:56 AM

36. Disinformation? Russian trolls aren't causing division, they're revealing it

Conservative Christians DO disown gay children and kick them into homelessness.

We should be treating that like a societal failure rather than just a fabrication of Russian trolls.

The Russian government is a terrorist regime, don't get me wrong, but no Russian troll forced Dylann Roof to shoot people, forced James Alex Fields to drive his car into people protesting him and his ilk, or forced people to vote for a theocratic sexual predator to "own the libs"... that was all done with the free will by the "other side of the aisle".

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:02 AM

38. This appeals to self-righteous educated liberals

who want to feel disgust by looking down on conservative Christians as being stupid. The article is a good read, and everyone should be aware of these troll tactics. There are a lot of memes and tweets that make us feel good but are designed to divide us.

My fellow lefties like to skewer me for remaining connected on social media to Trumpster former friends, but it's a great way to keep an eye on the pure BS they share online. It's completely bonkers but it's designed to make them hate us more and more and feel smug about it.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #38)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:18 AM

40. I don't know now. If that's designed to divide us, I don't want to see what not-divided looks like

Are we supposed to ignore that conservative Christians DO kick gay children out onto the street now because Russian trolls highlighted it?

Are we supposed to ignore that conservative Christians consistently supported the 2003 Iraq War because... reasons? Reasons like it was started by a Republican or... to bring about the "end times"?

We have this alt-right/far-right in the US today, they clearly value confederate statues and some made up America of the past that only exists in their imaginations far more than their fellow Americans or the real America of today. I'm not going to hold hands with them and have cuddle time with them to coddle them and treat their twisted ideology as valid as they are planning to stab me in the back just because a Russian troll is talking smack, sorry.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #40)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 05:29 AM

43. The troll's message wasn't about their attitude to LGBT; it was about their supposed stupidity

of not knowing "Homo sapiens" is the species name for humans. It's designed to get liberals saying "conservatives are dumb", and then conservatives saying "liberals despise us, and make up shit about us".

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #40)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 08:08 AM

44. Highlighting and amplifying the worst of any demographic appeals to bigots

because it validates the feelings of disgust towards that demographic.

An example of the other side's post would be to claim that gay liberals molest children. It makes them think being gay or liberal is associated with molesting children, when it doesn't. It just validates their hatred of gays and liberals, and makes them hate more. They do this all the time with immigrants, minorities, and Muslims to justify their bigotry.

They'll find the worst news stories and highlight the involvement of a type of person their audience doesn't like.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:15 AM

39. I almost disowned my kids when I found out they were manufacturing

Dihydrogen monoxide in the kitchen. If that wasn’t bad enough, they were trying to sell it on the street corner. They even offered some of their “customers” the option of cutting it with lemon powder for extra kick. WTF is wrong with this generation?

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Response to Snake Plissken (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2019, 01:24 AM

41. I'd say I'm a homo sapiens too

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