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Decent people aren't outraged enough.

Nothing will ever change until decent people are outraged.

Is there a constitutional right to body armor?

Is that also in the scared second amendment?

Why are civilians allowed to own it?

What purpose does it serve except for mass murderers?

Ban that shit today.

The media needs to show the carnage.

We must show the public what gun violence does.

Our media coverage is too sanitized.

Make the public confront the brutal ugly reality.

First graders saw it with their own eyes.

Make the nation look at it.

Maybe then there will be a large enough outcry.

European countries put oral cancer pictures on cigarette packaging. They force adults to look at the consequences of what cigarettes do.



We need to force adults to see what AR15s do.



How long until the media moves on?

By Saturday this won’t even be a story anymore.

That’s how great of a country we are.

I think the civil war has already started

The right wing and gun lovers are killing black people in stores and brown kids in schools.

They are already on the warpath and killing with impunity.

But it is asymmetrical warfare.

The Buffalo mass murdered had a toothache (Twitter thread)

Was one of this idiot moron racist's motivations free dental care provided in prison?

Yeah, it seems like it was.

Read on....

https://twitter.com/oneunderscore__/status/1527713922928852993?s=20&t=XfX-GTpr8_R_RxCufSN6Bg


The thread is unspooled here:

I want to tell a quick story.

The Buffalo shooter had a toothache.
You may have heard this by now, but the Buffalo shooter spent the six months before the shooting messaging himself on Discord.

He did it the same way you would email yourself a reminder. It was every stray thought he had for a half-year, archived as a sort of handbook.
In that Discord archive that’s over 500 pages, the Buffalo shooter wrote about where he wanted to attack, his true motivations, even how badly he needed a haircut.

Minutes before the shooting, he sent it all to people he’d talked to on Discord, plus a livestream of the shooting.

The Discord archive are more illustrative than the manifesto itself, because it’s what he actually believed, and not a knockoff term paper that plagiarized past mass shooters.

And, in it, one thing kept coming up:

The Buffalo shooter had a toothache he couldn't fix.
The Buffalo shooter apparently tried to get his bad tooth treated. He went to the dentist, and whatever the dentist tried didn’t fix it.

He didn’t, or couldn’t, go anywhere else. He alluded to insurance problems.

But instead of blaming insurance or himself, he blamed the Jews.
The Buffalo shooter blamed the dentist, who he said was Jewish, but also Jews in general, who he was convinced were the cause of all of his suffering.

He openly admitted he started feeling this way at the start of the pandemic, because of 4chan.
At the start of the pandemic, the Buffalo shooter said he moved over from 4chan’s gun board to the white nationalist /pol/ board out of “extreme boredom.”

He was inundated with the ideas that Jews were trying "replace" whites on 4chan and social media, and he openly admits it.
Some other shooters read white nationalist literature, the dumb books like The Turner Diaries, which are posted as PDFs on 4chan.

But not the Buffalo shooter. He was a creature of the internet.

The middle of his manifesto is just copy-pasted antisemitic 4chan memes.
This is why the Buffalo shooter said he attacked the supermarket: He was, he said, “only shitposting in real life," serving a community of white nationalists he met online.

He was killing Black people because that community thought Jews were “replacing” white people with them.
Toward the end of his Discord archive, the Buffalo shooter was getting anxious. Initially he wanted to do the attack in March, but he kept pushing it back.

He wanted to do it soon, though, because he thought he would finally get help for his tooth from the healthcare in prison.
A new thing recently is to say that “disinformation” doesn’t it exist, that it's a "liberal" idea, or that it’s masking real problems.

But disinformation is an accelerant. It provides facile, wrong, violent solutions to real problems that need solutions in our society.

Disinformation exists, and it exists mostly to shift the blame of infrastructural decay and resource limitations from the powerful to the powerless.

You can call it "information warfare" or "information operations" if you want, but it is real.

People are dead because of it.
The Buffalo shooter had a toothache.

He blamed Jews because his online community told him they were the root of all evil.

He shot up a supermarket for revenge, but also because he wanted healthcare in prison.

Disinformation is real. So are the problems that make it seductive.

If trump were president during the baby formula shortage

He would be sending baby formula to states that voted for him and saying the governors of blue states would need to fight over formula on the world market.

And then his son in law would be buying up world supplies and selling them on eBay at jacked up prices.

NYT: "Republican voters nostalgia for trump intensifies."

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/17/opinion/republican-voters-senate.html?referringSource=articleShare

The nostalgia was powerful, and came with a twist.

In the latest Times Opinion focus group, 10 Republican voters in swing states wished for an America before 8 percent inflation, before high gas prices, before the Ukraine war. Wished for a leader they saw as strong, commanding, feared. Wished for a party that, in the words of one, “put America first again.”

They wished, in other words, for a return of President Donald Trump.

But here’s the twist: When asked if they felt it was extremely important to vote for someone this year who embraces Mr. Trump’s agenda, eight of the 10 Republicans raised their hands. A few seconds later, when asked if it was extremely important to vote for someone who has the same style and personality as Mr. Trump, no one raised a hand.

Throughout the 90-minute discussion with these Republicans, from Georgia, Ohio and Pennsylvania — three states with big primaries for Senate and governor this month — Mr. Trump’s record looked only better to them in hindsight, especially without the distraction of his “mean tweets” or personal manner. One Georgia Republican who didn’t vote for Mr. Trump in 2020 even said he’d consider supporting the former president if he ran again in 2024. “I don’t like what I’m seeing, as far as the direction that the country is headed,” this Republican said.


More at the link.

So they want a “strong man” LIKE trump but not one unhinged and tweeting all day. IOW they want a fascist dictator.

God I loathe these creeps.

NYT: Musk's purchase of Twitter is "on hold"

Elon Musk says his takeover of Twitter is ‘on hold.’
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/13/business/elon-musk-says-his-takeover-of-twitter-is-on-hold.html?referringSource=articleShare

Elon Musk said his $44 billion bid to purchase Twitter was “temporarily on hold” until he could get more details to confirm that spam and fake accounts represent less than 5 percent of the social network’s total users.

Mr. Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, made the announcement in a pre-dawn tweet on Friday. He linked to a Reuters article published on May 2 about a regulatory filing by Twitter that included an estimate of the number of spam and fake accounts.

Shares in Twitter fell about 20 percent in premarket trading on Friday.



More at the link

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1525049369552048129?s=20&t=6VeNei-j5E-xnmANe9wKBQ

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