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Told you so.

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Post by Deepfake » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:40 pm

Attempted putsch by fascists in the Capitol, incited by Trump. This has been building since before his inauguration. Somehow I doubt the folks here who disagreed with me back then will use this opportunity to reassess their skills of character evaluation. I'd like to imagine you're capable of humility, but I don't really know that you're up to the task. Chances are these days you're all wrapped up in a comfort blanket of conspiracy theories. Here's hoping you all know better than that somewhere, that there's a core of truth in your mind.

And yeah, this does come across as condescending. Shame about that.
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Post by Sim Kid » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:25 pm

Man, what happened to the police?

When there was a BLM protest, the cops practically spawned out of thin air Elder Scrolls style and made thousands of arrests. This day? They couldn't stop a jaywalker!

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Post by VG_Addict » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:23 am

I can't say I'm surprised. All signs pointed to this. Trump outright said he wouldn't accept the result of the election if he lost, and refused to peacefully transition power.

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Post by Sim Kid » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:24 pm

And on top of that, now he's banned on Twitter.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:13 pm

^Yeah. It definitely seems like Twitter was trying to preserve his account as evidence for an eventual court case, but they couldn't wait any longer once he actually started a coup attempt.

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Post by Sim Kid » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:35 pm

Sure it took about 5-6 years before they finally decided "Maybe we SHOULD ban white supremacists and the others flouting the rules." but hey, better late than never, right?

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Post by CaptHayfever » Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:24 am

^They were banning other accounts sharing the exact same info, just not Herr Leader himself.

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Post by BOWSER102 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:11 am

Oo wee sho is nice n' comfy in this here echo chamber, mmhm

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Post by Deku Tree » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:29 am

This guy complaining that this is an echo chamber after a bunch of people in an echo chamber were persuaded with no evidence that the election was fraudulent and they should stage a coup.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:34 pm

^^If this place was really an echo chamber, this thread wouldn't have been posted here, 'cause there wouldn't be anyone it's addressed to here.

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Post by Booyakasha » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:18 pm

...I don't call it an echo chamber when people with widely-distributed political stances are horrified at the thought of a sitting president who, far from refusing to concede the election, actually urges his supporters to storm the halls of power with guns.

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Post by Shane » Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:10 am

Worse than that, this topic was obviously was not intended to create discussion, with a stated purpose of trying to be "condescending" and an OP who hasn't returned to the forums at all in the weeks since, let alone this specific topic.

I stand by my decision to lock AI's topic from 4 years ago. Not because of the content on its face. It was open for 2 months and 11 pages, and I ignored it until it became a problem because I knew better. But because I was tired of the bickering and repeated reported posts. I was tired of the drama even back then, and clearly people were not capable of having a civil discussion on the subject, which was unsurprising.

Unlike the people AI demands I ban, at least they make an effort to contribute. They may not always say things people like, but they don't just come by whenever they smell an opportunity to try to cause trouble.

I'd like to say I'm surprised that people would post a celebratory/gloating topic about this subject like it's somehow a good thing.
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