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Old Jan 17th 2021, 9:46 am
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I worry about these guys. The same environement that produced Timothy Mcveigh and the nuts who invaded The Capitroil. Lots of them with lots of weaponry !

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What's not to love about a cabal of satan worshipping pedophiles at the top of the US Government?

The US has a long history of home grown terrorism, some of which you already mentioned. It's nothing new. I generally trust the FBI and NSA to find and arrest the true threats.
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That lot? Yeah very troubling.

i can’t get my head around how anyone could buy into that crap. Literally this whole thing started on 4chan by some troll pretending he is some men in black, top secret squirrel, insider.

everything the troll has predicted hasn’t happened. Hillary was supposed to have been slapped in cuffs and thrown in jail years ago according to the ‘Q drops’.

Then we have trump at the centre of it all, masterminding some 4D chess against the shadowy ‘they’. Yep ok then....

I think the guys who invented the Internet must be horrified. The idea of being able to access information at almost anytime anywhere, is being hijacked and replaced with misinformation and lies that some very gullible people are accepting as truth.

sorry bit of a rant but I think I’m losing faith in humanity.
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That lot? Yeah very troubling.

i can’t get my head around how anyone could buy into that crap. Literally this whole thing started on 4chan by some troll pretending he is some men in black, top secret squirrel, insider.

everything the troll has predicted hasn’t happened. Hillary was supposed to have been slapped in cuffs and thrown in jail years ago according to the ‘Q drops’.

Then we have trump at the centre of it all, masterminding some 4D chess against the shadowy ‘they’. Yep ok then....

I think the guys who invented the Internet must be horrified. The idea of being able to access information at almost anytime anywhere, is being hijacked and replaced with misinformation and lies that some very gullible people are accepting as truth.

sorry bit of a rant but I think I’m losing faith in humanity.
It’s truly scary to me what people will believe. I occasionally get right wing emails about some awful happening and every time I do my best to reply with some facts for maximum embarrassment of the sender. These people have always been there but now the internet gives them a venue to demonstrate their stupidity.
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It’s truly scary to me what people will believe. I occasionally get right wing emails about some awful happening and every time I do my best to reply with some facts for maximum embarrassment of the sender. These people have always been there but now the internet gives them a venue to demonstrate their stupidity.
I had the misfortune of having to work with a flat earther type. His problem was lack of education and whilst depressing that he would ask questions like ‘if the earth is spinning why can’t I feel it?’ That conspiracy is generally harmless.

this QAnon nonsense on the other hand is dangerous, as we have seen with pizza gate and the storming of the Capitol on the 6th.

thats not to say they are all dangerous or even bad people but damn, how do you talk sense into someone not connected to reality?


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I had the misfortune of having to work with a flat earther type. His problem was lack of education and whilst depressing that he would ask questions like ‘if the earth is spinning why can’t I feel it?’ That conspiracy is generally harmless.

this QAnon nonsense on the other hand is dangerous, as we have seen with pizza gate and the storming of the Capitol on the 6th.

thats not to say they are all dangerous or even bad people but damn, how do you talk sense into someone not connected to reality?
You would think a picture of the earth taken from the moon would have put an end to flat earther’s. I guess the group that believes that moon trip was a government scam keeps it alive.
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I think the guys who invented the Internet must be horrified. The idea of being able to access information at almost anytime anywhere, is being hijacked and replaced with misinformation and lies that some very gullible people are accepting as truth.

sorry bit of a rant but I think I’m losing faith in humanity.
I hear you.
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Hello!

I work in television for a left leaning organization and unfortunately this has been something that has been getting worse since ~2017 and noticeably amped up after the midterms. We've certainly had issues for a few years now.

There are very real people buying into the whole QAnon conspiracy and are extremely vocal and singularly focused (read: obsessed) and it's extremely unsettling/scary.

I won't go into details here, but my employer had to move mail screening offsite due to the sheer amount of crap being sent in by lunatics (everything from death threats to white powder to a live bullet), and despite our best efforts of being incognito when in the field - have been 'suspected fake news' and physically chased twice now.

Lest we forget that the origins of this conspiracy came from the same message board that tricked people into microwaving their iPhones (setting their kitchens on fire), boosting the PR for the flat earth movement and is widely known for starting the meme trend with their de-motivational images...
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I was on a message board for the Qanons yesterday during the inauguration.

apart from all the scary stuff on there I was really happy to see more than a few of them come to their senses. Months and even years of being told the equivalent of ‘any minute now’ I guess made them realise they had been duped.

others, sadly, have either doubled down or are in disbelief. One post that comes to mind was a guy asking ‘what happened? They had them all in one place, fenced in and surrounded by the military, why didn’t they arrest them?’.

with their idols trump and Q silent, The troll Q more so since December, the ones deep into this nonsense decided a top level general must have cut a last minute deal.

was only on that forum for about half an hour and it was so exhausting. The anger, the paranoia, the detraction from reality, all blended in with god and Jesus etc.

i just really hope their movement is broken now and disappears for good.
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Originally Posted by cheradenine View Post
That lot? Yeah very troubling.

i can’t get my head around how anyone could buy into that crap. Literally this whole thing started on 4chan by some troll pretending he is some men in black, top secret squirrel, insider.

everything the troll has predicted hasn’t happened. Hillary was supposed to have been slapped in cuffs and thrown in jail years ago according to the ‘Q drops’.

Then we have trump at the centre of it all, masterminding some 4D chess against the shadowy ‘they’. Yep ok then....

I think the guys who invented the Internet must be horrified. The idea of being able to access information at almost anytime anywhere, is being hijacked and replaced with misinformation and lies that some very gullible people are accepting as truth.

sorry bit of a rant but I think I’m losing faith in humanity.

Who? Al Gore?
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I had the misfortune of having to work with a flat earther type. His problem was lack of education and whilst depressing that he would ask questions like ‘if the earth is spinning why can’t I feel it?’ That conspiracy is generally harmless.

this QAnon nonsense on the other hand is dangerous, as we have seen with pizza gate and the storming of the Capitol on the 6th.

thats not to say they are all dangerous or even bad people but damn, how do you talk sense into someone not connected to reality?

Put them in the Psych Ward ?
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Who? Al Gore?
i was thinking Tim Berners-Lee myself
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Having lived in the Islamic World for many years i am innoculated against people with strange ideas !
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And not all of the ones with strange ideas were Muslims.
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Who? Al Gore?
Um. No. Why would you write that . I understand you prefer Republican party and Trump , which is your democratic right, but that particular idea was never the case.

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