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  • Republican Wants to Regulate How Online Videos are Played

    A lot of nanny state regulation being proposed by republicans lately.

    Snapstreaks, YouTube autoplay, and endless scrolling are all coming under fire from a new bill, which is sponsored by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), targeting the tech industry’s “addictive” design.

    Hawley’s Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology Act, or the SMART Act, would ban these features that work to keep users on platforms longer, along with others, like Snapstreaks, that incentivize the continued use of these products. If approved, the Federal Trade Commission and Health and Human Services could create similar rules that would expire after three years unless Congress codified them into law.

    “Big tech has embraced a business model of addiction,” Hawley said. “Too much of the ‘innovation’ in this space is designed not to create better products, but to capture more attention by using psychological tricks that make it difficult to look away.”
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/30/2...treaks-illegal
    "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
    - Benjamin Franklin

    The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

  • #2
    Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
    A lot of nanny state regulation being proposed by republicans lately
    Why two separate threads on regulation?

    "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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    • #3
      Is this any different from Democrats calling for gun control and bans of what they called assault weapons?

      Now, while the majority of First Person Shooters or role playing video games are just fine, there are those who's goal is to kill your human opponent in the most gruesome glorious sadistic way possible.

      Those are, Mortal Combat, Gone Postal, Unreal Tournament, the Grand Thief Auto series, Hitman, and others of a similar goal.

      Online multiplayer video games, especially on the consoles, can be even worse. It is no secret that the public servers are very toxic and are no place for kids to be playing on. There is a constant complaint about bullying, wiping out hours of progress of players, gangs of foreigneers taking over public servers and preventing new players from even spawning into the games, tons of money being spent on what is called microtransactions and subscription service in order to maintain your character, players selling valuable items for real money, constant cheating, aim bots to kill players from nowhere, duplicating, meshing, and all sorts of racism name calling and other bullying that has resulted in some kids committing suicide.

      Given the connection between mass shooters and their being obsessed with violent video games, and teen suicides, is it any wonder that Democrats haven't called for their regulation as well.
      “Breaking News,”

      “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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      • #4
        Forgot to add the "Pay to Win" cheat offered by most online games that claim to be free to play.
        “Breaking News,”

        “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SRV Ron View Post
          Is this any different from Democrats calling for gun control and bans of what they called assault weapons?
          Aside from gun control being worse, no. It's not any different from democrats and that's exactly the damn problem. What do you think will happen to this country with republicans starting to legislate as if they're democrats?

          Now, while the majority of First Person Shooters or role playing video games are just fine, there are those who's goal is to kill your human opponent in the most gruesome glorious sadistic way possible.
          Entirely off topic.
          "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
          - Benjamin Franklin

          The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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          • #6
            Tipper Gore's contribution to popular culture isn't going to make a comeback, is it?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post

              What do you think will happen to this country with republicans starting to legislate as if they're democrats?
              Their allies in the Fake News Media will condemn such action 24-7 for weeks at a time. Why? Because it is no longer a Democrat's proposal. The voter's will respond at the polls according what is affecting their pocketbook and freedom.
              “Breaking News,”

              “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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              • #8
                Given the connection between mass shooters and their being obsessed with violent video games,
                IF...there was one why are teens outside the US not mass shooters?
                "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                • #9
                  So it's evil and wrong if Republicans do it, but not if Democrats do it? What will happen if Republicans act the same way the Democrats do?

                  If that happens, your world will be perfect.

                  Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SRV Ron View Post
                    Is this any different from Democrats calling for gun control and bans of what they called assault weapons?

                    Now, while the majority of First Person Shooters or role playing video games are just fine, there are those who's goal is to kill your human opponent in the most gruesome glorious sadistic way possible.

                    Those are, Mortal Combat, Gone Postal, Unreal Tournament, the Grand Thief Auto series, Hitman, and others of a similar goal.

                    Online multiplayer video games, especially on the consoles, can be even worse. It is no secret that the public servers are very toxic and are no place for kids to be playing on. There is a constant complaint about bullying, wiping out hours of progress of players, gangs of foreigneers taking over public servers and preventing new players from even spawning into the games, tons of money being spent on what is called microtransactions and subscription service in order to maintain your character, players selling valuable items for real money, constant cheating, aim bots to kill players from nowhere, duplicating, meshing, and all sorts of racism name calling and other bullying that has resulted in some kids committing suicide.

                    Given the connection between mass shooters and their being obsessed with violent video games, and teen suicides, is it any wonder that Democrats haven't called for their regulation as well.
                    Video games have nothing to do with the easy access to assault weapons. That's a RW talking point to distract attention away from the issue.

                    Lot's of African-Americans play video games, they're not out doing these mass shootings. Lot's of Asian countries play video games, yet you don't see this phenomena happening there.

                    So let's quit the nonsense. For 1, your premise doesn't make any sense blaming video games.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                      So it's evil and wrong if Republicans do it, but not if Democrats do it? What will happen if Republicans act the same way the Democrats do?

                      If that happens, your world will be perfect.

                      They already act the same way as democrats. Which is what I'm taking issue with.
                      "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
                      - Benjamin Franklin

                      The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by inevtiab1e View Post
                        Video games have nothing to do with the easy access to assault weapons. That's a RW talking point to distract attention away from the issue.

                        Lot's of African-Americans play video games, they're not out doing these mass shootings. Lot's of Asian countries play video games, yet you don't see this phenomena happening there.

                        So let's quit the nonsense. For 1, your premise doesn't make any sense blaming video games.
                        Actually, if you take the official version of "mass shootings" to mean a shooting in which 4 or more people were wounded or killed, then Blacks are the ones doing most of the mass shootings... 51% of them to be exact.
                        Around the same time that the media was focused on the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, 60 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend. 24 of those people were shot in four hours.

                        Baltimore reached its 200th murder victim of the year during its “Ceasefire Weekend”.

                        4 people were killed in 4 days in Kansas City. 6 men were shot in Philly during the filming of a rap video.

                        Even in Toronto, 15 people were wounded in shootings over the weekend. Over 350 people have been shot this year in the Canadian city which has gun control, no NRA, and none of the usual excuses.

                        This tide of violence has received less media coverage because it challenges the false claim that, as a CNN op-ed once put it, mass shootings are a “white man’s problem.”

                        https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/201...el-greenfield/
                        A city engineer killed 12 people in Virginia Beach last weekend. DeWayne Craddock resigned from his job Friday morning and then shot up his workplace, killing his boss and other co-workers before the police killed him. His motive is unknown.

                        Mass shootings are often national news and prompt warnings about the dangers white men pose to the country. The Virginia Beach shooting was different. The shooter did not fit the angry white man stereotype; he was black.

                        https://www.amren.com/commentary/201...ers-are-black/

                        In at typical stroke of idiocy, NYC mayor DeBlasio claims that Black mass shootings "don't count."

                        The day after the Gilroy shooting, Mayor Bill de Blasio was fielding questions from reporters about whether the Gilroy shooting resembled some of the recent mass shootings in New York, such as Brooklyn Saturday night.

                        Not all, said de Blasio. “We don’t really count them that way.”
                        https://christiansfortruth.com/nyc-m...ass-shootings/

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                        • #13
                          Do you want to play silly? OK. The vegas shooter, or Sandy Hook, Sulfur Springs, Columbine, School shooting in FL, Theater shooting in CO.
                          "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                          Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                          you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

                            Actually, if you take the official version of "mass shootings" to mean a shooting in which 4 or more people were wounded or killed, then Blacks are the ones doing most of the mass shootings... 51% of them to be exact.



                            https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/201...el-greenfield/



                            https://www.amren.com/commentary/201...ers-are-black/

                            In at typical stroke of idiocy, NYC mayor DeBlasio claims that Black mass shootings "don't count."



                            https://christiansfortruth.com/nyc-m...ass-shootings/
                            This is from your last link partner ,

                            And as Larry Elder, the Black pundit, recently observed, homes in Black neighborhoods don’t have bars on the windows to keep out White supremacists. But what makes Blacks so dangerous to themselves and to Whites is that the radical jewish media giants run interference for them, burying their criminality from the light of day, and the crimes that are so egregious that they cannot hide, they offer a gamut of excuses, the most important of which is “White racism.”


                            This link and your other link proves what we already know my good friend. Which is that It’s some conservatives that dislike history traditions and culture. It’s these conservatives that use words like Islamic extremism or the radical Jewish media as we clearly see above and then talk as if Jews and Muslims are out to get us.

                            Liberals on the other hand who are both Republican and Democrat from American history... have always stood for great culture and working toward a strong and successful society. I agree that some liberals today come off Wrong and annoying. But the Ww2 and Vietnam era saw masses of liberals in our country white and black that were working the steal and auto jobs, serving in World War II and clearly it was a better time then compared to now because look at all the nonsense that we hear today from some of our conservatives in the country today, for example from your links these are folks trying to influence good folk like you in the wrong way.



                            Point is that when you read an article from a modern-day liberal You see a respect for history, a respect for American leadership and the common American of the WW2 era for example..As opposed to an attack on history from those of the likes that use fake terms that never existed in ancient history or the Middle Ages such as Islamic extremism or the radical Jewish media. Its clear that some conservatives(like the ones in your links) are willing to write books and articles to denigrate the past in order to make money.
                            Last edited by Stonewall_Jack; 15 Sep 19, 08:02.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

                              Actually, if you take the official version of "mass shootings" to mean a shooting in which 4 or more people were wounded or killed, then Blacks are the ones doing most of the mass shootings... 51% of them to be exact.



                              https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/201...el-greenfield/



                              https://www.amren.com/commentary/201...ers-are-black/

                              In at typical stroke of idiocy, NYC mayor DeBlasio claims that Black mass shootings "don't count."



                              https://christiansfortruth.com/nyc-m...ass-shootings/
                              As for the mass shooters. Your links are talking about gang members going on shootings against other gangs, that can involve multiple victims of course. This is gang violence and whites play a role to, ie the mafia or biker gangs. Otoh wholly different but also a part of violence in human life are mass school shootings, mass workplace shootings, random mass shootings of which we never hear about a women or black kid going on one of these rampages, its generally white folks.

                              The targeting of Jews and Muslims is from white Christians in the USA like how Arab and black Muslims have attacked Muslims they disagree with as well as non Muslims. Take the attacks on Synagogues and Mosques in the USA, these attacks are committed by white Christians. White Christians have bombed abortion clinics in the USA, these are religiously motivated attacks by white Christians.

                              And its not because all whites are the problem, population plays a role here, most of America is white Christian most of the middle east and Africa is Arab or black Muslim. Most Muslims and Christians are good people, but each group has its criminals. Difference between the USA and most of Africa and the Middle east save Turkey and South Africa...is that the USA is free and liberal so we need to ensure our society remains free and liberal by having leaders that can talk civilly about different religions and about history.. We dont need republican leaders like Trump whom along with his support base saying hurtful things about Jews and Muslims, rather all they have to do is so easy..be diverse and realize that crime occurs everywhere, no need to for example blame Mexican immigrants for all the crimes which is something we see from some of the Trump base.
                              Long live the Lionheart! Please watch this video
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=jRDwlR4zbEM
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3DBaY0RsxU
                              Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

                              George S Patton

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