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Not even waiting for Trump to get elected before they turn on a group they claim to defend from Trump

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submitted 5 hours ago* (last edited 5 hours ago) by IMF_DOOM@hexbear.net to c/the_dunk_tank@hexbear.net

Me, five hours into explaining what a film is, the existence of Hollywood, the existence of a country over the sea called 'America', the internet and what woke means: "ok so basically, in the year of our lord two thousand and fourteen there was this thing called 'Gamer Gate' and single men who couldn't have sex would harass women for criticising video games"

Medieval serf with like seven different intestinal parasites you-are-a-serf: "wtf is a pronoun?"

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Shut down all the large GPU clusters (the large computer farms where the most powerful AIs are refined). Shut down all the large training runs. Put a ceiling on how much computing power anyone is allowed to use in training an AI system, and move it downward over the coming years to compensate for more efficient training algorithms. No exceptions for governments and militaries. Make immediate multinational agreements to prevent the prohibited activities from moving elsewhere. Track all GPUs sold. If intelligence says that a country outside the agreement is building a GPU cluster, be less scared of a shooting conflict between nations than of the moratorium being violated; be willing to destroy a rogue datacenter by airstrike.

Frame nothing as a conflict between national interests, have it clear that anyone talking of arms races is a fool. That we all live or die as one, in this, is not a policy but a fact of nature. Make it explicit in international diplomacy that preventing AI extinction scenarios is considered a priority above preventing a full nuclear exchange, and that allied nuclear countries are willing to run some risk of nuclear exchange if that’s what it takes to reduce the risk of large AI training runs.

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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by Alaskaball@hexbear.net to c/the_dunk_tank@hexbear.net

https://twitter.com/AnimarchyYT/status/1737093665213071592

How the fuck can you put in "Free Palestine" in your pfp bio then immediately jeer at the heroes that are helping to free palestine? What's in the drinking water down in Australia yo.

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Latest fad (hexbear.net)

https://nypost.com/2024/04/10/lifestyle/new-workplace-trend-resenteeism-has-employees-working-less-hard-because-they-hate-their-jobs/

“Inform those employees that are required to show daily why they are so required,” he said.

We see you, we hear you. Now get back to work.

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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by RamrodBaguette@hexbear.net to c/the_dunk_tank@hexbear.net

Also admitting that you’d side against WWII partisans who killed German settlers (as had happened in the Zamość uprising among many other instances) as well as ANC-associated militias who attacked Apartheid government workers and Boer “farmers” is not having you beat the Hitlerite allegations any time soon.

Especially funny when you go down his own thread and see him bend over backwards to try to defend himself, like saying Ukrainians can have their own October 7th as a treat because it’s “proportionate”.

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Most relevant portion, imo. Although the whole thing is very short.

Vladimir Putin has not said he wants to go march across Europe and take Europe, and the reality is Ukraine is not even a NATO member nation.

This is 100% true. Putin has not said he wants to march into any other countries. He hasn't even, to my knowledge, said he intends to take Kiev/western UA. Now obviously not everything has to be explicitly stated in order to be true, but if that's the case here, then surely they have evidence to indicate Russia plans to push into Poland, etc.

It’s quite a bold claim to make, considering that European countries in addition to Ukraine have made no secret that they fear Russia. For example, Germany, Poland, and France are discussing the revival of a decades-old alliance to strengthen their cooperation because of Russia. Sweden just joined NATO last month, following neighbor Finland’s accession to the alliance last year, over concerns Russia might try to invade them next. 

So Poland and some other nations' leaders have indeed made statements of fear about Russia invading. Is that evidence? No. It's worth considering though, I suppose, if I'm being the most charitable that I can be. Just fold it up, put it in a pocket in the back of your brain. "Poland thinks Putin wants to invade Poland." Ok. Filed away.

Countries reviving defense pacts and/or joining NATO might also indicate paranoia over Russia. Ok. But where the fuck is there any indication in a speech or actions that Putin intends to do more than he's publicly stated?

So, is Greene simply echoing Russian talking points? Several of her Republican colleagues in Congress have warned that Russian propaganda is influencing their constituents and politicians like Greene, following revelations last week of a vast Russian-backed corruption network in Europe. Belgium is even investigatingRussian interference in the European Parliament’s upcoming elections.

Debunked, for the most part, or at best over exaggerated claims of influence by Russia again. Ok. And in the EU parliament this time?!? My God! MEIN GOTT! SACRE BLEU! Pasta meatballio Deus! (dunno how Italians exclaim like that)

But even if there is Russian interference and propaganda, the implication here is what MTG said wasn't factually correct. The author never addresses the claim (that's the end of the article). They never provide proof or reason to believe Russia intends to go beyond Kiev. When you're talking about billions of US dollars, billions in US weapons and training, the standard of proof is absolutely fucking higher than "ohhh jaaaa Poland and Deutschland are ze scared of Pooteeen. Seend meesiles America! Danke!"

Even doing Devil's advocate shit I would've listed Russia going into Georgia, Crimea and now Ukraine to establish a pattern. Of course all of those countries (and whatever Crimea is... city state thing?) have some fundamental differences with Poland, Germany, etc. Maybe that's why the author decided against that point because it would get bogged down in massive jumps of "logic" to explain the argument? Easier to point to bullshit, repeat the line "Russia bad!", and expect us apes to get in line for our shit sandwiches.

I absolutely abhor MTG. She's a shit human, seems dumb as a rock, etc. But when someone is saying something plainly true, and some dishrag DNC article wants to complain about it without even properly arguing against her, just quote dumping a bunch of shit that adds up to "ok, and?", that's not journalism. It's ironically... just propaganda. American imperialist propaganda in this case.

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The Tesla community has begun to fracture into reformist and hardliner factions, instigated by disagreements on the question of whether Autopilot is capable of hitting a curb

@the_dunk_tank@hexbear.net #tesla #cringe #badreddit

https://red.artemislena.eu/r/SubredditDrama/comments/1c2q6ep/mod_of_rteslamotors_and_rteslalounge_declares_war/

RE: https://mastodon.social/users/mcc/statuses/112261617876318794

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WALL WALL WALL WALL WALL

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submitted 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) by quarrk@hexbear.net to c/the_dunk_tank@hexbear.net

These comments were on the original post by the dealership lol

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gets immediately owned

59 positive is enough for rule 8, right?

Link even though I'm a lib: https://lemmy.ml/post/14319237

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submitted 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) by Posadas@hexbear.net to c/the_dunk_tank@hexbear.net

https://twitter.com/jess_miers/status/1777799266032853364

Big e🅱️il guberment attacking small innocent ai goop buisness with the vile Copyright Fhforgement pigs

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submitted 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) by Evilphd666@hexbear.net to c/the_dunk_tank@hexbear.net

capitalist-woke obama-drone explosion

The current administration is the most pro-LGBTQ+ in history. biden-leftist

Anti-Trans Legislative Risk Assessment Map: March 2024 Update - Archive

Over 400 Anti-LGBTQ Bills Proposed in 2023

LGBTQ+ Adults Do Not Feel Safe and Do Not Think the Democratic Party Is Doing Enough to Protect Their Rights

The LGBTQ+ community in America is increasingly experiencing discrimination and political attacks on its rights. This year alone, nearly 500 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in state legislatures nationwide, and at least 75 of these bills have been signed into law. As a result, many LGBTQ+ Americans feel unsafe in their communities and neglected by elected officials. 

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Low political efficacy is also reflected by LGBTQ+ Democrats who do not believe that the Democratic Party is doing enough for the LGBTQ+ community. More than 75 percent of self-identifying LGBTQ+ adults want the party to do more to protect the rights of transgender and queer Americans from anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. Transgender adults especially feel that the community is neglected, with 89 percent saying that the Democratic Party should be doing more to protect the rights of LGBTQ+ Americans.

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lmao matt gaetz (hexbear.net)

Usually, you need about 10 minutes to walk from the Rayburn House Office Building to the House Chamber. But if you’re running from a reporter, it’ll only take you five.

When Matt Gaetz spotted me outside his office door one afternoon early last November, he popped in his AirPods and started speed walking down the hall. I took off after him, waving and smiling like the good-natured midwesterner I am. “Congressman, hi,” I said, suddenly wishing I’d worn shoes with arch support. “I just wanted to introduce myself!” I had prepared a long list of questions, hoping for a thoughtful conversation but ready for a tense one. He was a firebrand, after all, or so said the title of his 2020 memoir, Firebrand.

Gaetz is a creature of our time: versed in the art of performance politics and eager to blow up anything to get a little something. He landed in Washington, D.C., as a freshman nobody from the Florida Panhandle, relegated to the back benches of Congress. Seven years later, he’s toppled one House speaker and helped install a new one. He has emerged as the heir of Trumpism. And he’s poised to run for governor in a state of nearly 23 million people.

I had tried repeatedly to schedule an interview with Gaetz. His staff had suggested that he might be willing to sit down with me. But there the firebrand was, that day in November, running away from me in his white-soled Cole Haans. Gaetz broke into a light jog down the escalator, then flew through the long tunnel linking the Rayburn offices to the House Chamber. Finally, I caught up with him at the members-only elevator, my heart pounding. I stretched out my hand. He left it hanging. We got on the elevator together, but he still wouldn’t look at me.

“Are you … afraid of me?” I asked, incredulous. Finally, he made eye contact and glared. Then the doors opened, and he walked out toward the chamber.

https://web.archive.org/web/20240411102202/https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2024/04/matt-gaetz-house-republican-congress-profile/677915/

everything about this guy is funny except the things that are horrifying

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Here is the paragraph before it:

The trauma of these years broke the Russian working class. By 1921, Lenin would go so far as to argue that the working class, “owing to the war and to the desperate poverty and ruin, has become declassed, i.e., dislodged from its class groove, and has ceased to exist as a proletariat.” The withering away of the state had reversed. In place of local working-class militias organizing themselves, the Bolsheviks were forced to professionalize the Red Army. In place of vibrant democracy and frequent elections, famine and unemployment discouraged political participation. In place of a multiparty state with competing parties, the other political parties turned on the Bolsheviks and were in turn banned under the exigencies of civil war. The material conditions for a healthy workers’ state were destroyed. Antidemocratic measures initially justified as wartime necessities mutated into virtues as the revolutionaries grimly hung on for dear life.

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