By: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 1 Comments • 10 months ago
I'm leaving NT. Permanently or just for a while... I do not know. There are a lot of Good People on NT. You know who you are. I wish you good sailing through what is sure to be turbulent weather for the foreseeable future. This Group will remain up for a while, in case anyone wants to take it...
Twitter removed a lot more abusive content in the second half of 2020 than ever before
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 2 Comments • 10 months ago
“Twitter is getting better at moderating its platform”
Completely free speech is a race to the deepest point in the septic tank. Twitter's exclusion of Donald Trump was important... but much, much too late.
Gettr by the Pu$$y
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 12 Comments • 2 Likes • 11 months ago
“Jason Miller pitched a free-speech utopia. He got a moderation nightmare.”
We got into a spat over Moderation yesterday. Then this arrived today. Karma! For the thousandth time... I have great esteem and affection for Perrie. Which does not mean I must always agree with her.
What America Failed to Understand About Its War in Afghanistan
Via: Bob Nelson • News & Politics • 17 Comments • 2 Likes • 11 months ago
“That the war went on so long may be tragic, but it is hardly surprising”
I fought in Vietnam. I - like most of us - knew that it was futile. We fought for various reasons. I thought that doing my duty for my country applied even when my country was wrong... if not too wrong What will our Middle East veterans say about their time in a futile war?
Only the incompetent need apply
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 13 Comments • 4 Likes • 11 months ago
“Among conservative Republicans, expertise is now considered disqualifying”
We see this here on NT. Members who make no effort to verify the "facts" they put up. They don't care whether they're true or not. They post the party line. The result is a steady decline in the intelligence of posting on NT.