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May 20, 2020
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Psyral Infection said

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Lucem isnt always right, but he is winning this debate on every level at the moment. Composure, data, patience, clarity and honesty. 

Posting a meme about that guy who lied about the Trump beating neither adds or solves a thing.  

Winning this debate? I decided not to respond because I felt that he completely did not understand what I was saying and I think that we may be at an impasse in his understanding of what I say. Probably the same impasse of my understanding of his.

I will try break down his last post from mine. Hopefully it will better explain my points. … 

Winning the debate isn’t based on who responds faster it’s about what you respond with.

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Fucked up thing is, with this pandemic businesses are going to start looking even more into how to replace humans with automation. At that point capitalism is going to fail us like it did Detroit when the factories started getting automated. It makes the most sense. Machines don’t get sick, they don’t have emotions, they don’t need raises and they stay consistent….

But someone has to design, program, and set up the automation. That’s where I come in. That’s my job. 

Cool. When automation comes in full effect that’s not going to provide enough jobs for the people who get replaced. Detroit being proof.

The full nature of my post was to show what automation can be with examples from the company I work for, not what it has been or is in others. In my experience, automation can be done without replacing anyone.

The company I work for does a good job at automation progression. We don’t automate anyone out of a job. We automate to assist employees to free up more of their time to work on other projects that are less monotonous and lead to expansion instead of using their time to do something that is nothing more than daily company maintenance. 

If they could replace you they would. I assure you.

As I said, they do not do that. The company has NEVER replaced anyone in our company where we automated their job. It is a policy that the owner refuses to break. Why would they replace me when they have never done it to anyone else.

My company has never let anyone go due to automation (or even for economic turndown). If automation is done well, it expands the employee’s duties instead of replacing the employee.

That’s literally the dumbest thing I ever heard. Automation is specifically designed to replace humans for the reasons I stated plus the fact that working is harder.

They do not automate to replace employees. They only do it make employee’s work easier. We have had jobs that get automated and the employees that did those jobs were trained and promoted to different positions in the company. My company shows that automation does not have to replace humans but assist them in their jobs. I don’t understand why you think it’s dumb to use automation in a way to not replace employees.

I know that not all companies have this philosophy (I’ve been told I work for a unique company – we’ve been listed every year as one of the top places to work in Houston) but it is an example of how automation can work and how companies can be run.

Depends. What are you doing? From what I understand you’re into programming or something like that. The crux of the job force is hard labor. There is no keeping hard labor jobs when automation is introduced.

We have close half of our employees who do the manual labor. We have introduced automation in many ways in their jobs. Not once have we let anyone go. There is a way to keep the hard labor jobs with automation. Employees are trained (my company sends people to school and training classes all the time) and move to different positions in the company, sometimes laterally but many times it is a vertical move.

The reason why it’s dumb is because a company’s job from the very beginning is to make money. That’s capitalism. Make as much money as possible. Replacing employees with automation increases the capital you make when you don’t have to shell out money to human beings. Automation is meant to reduce the amount of work humans have to do and the end goal is obviously to eliminate the work. It is impossible to eliminate work and retain jobs. Example is working at the Brewery we had a machine that required 5 people to run it. They upgraded it and it only required 3. There’s nothing to do with the other 2 employees because we didn’t need them and there is no position or training or higher up place that we could put them. It’d be a waste of money to keep them so we fire them. It’s common sense, really.

It is based on works by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles who authored several books on business ethics, employee (not customer) based business models, and the idea of automatic all-employee profit sharing.

Dude, your company is literally communist. That’s literally communism. Everybody is entitled to the means of production.

Not communist at all. Nothing is owned by anyone else except the owner. The government does not own any means of production and neither do the employees. Profit sharing was born out of capitalism. The more profit the company makes, the more money the employees get. Only employees can get that benefit, not the commun-ity or populous. It is not means of production, it is monetary profit of those means. It is “literally” (improper use of the word, hence in quotes) a monetary incentivized model to enhance productivity. How is that not capitalism at it’s finest.

Technically, yes, the owner owns the means of production but speaking in a small scale with in the community of your work place his policy is communist because he believes everybody is entitled to the means of production.

If you ensure that all the employees are always happy and benefit directly and proportionately from the financial success of the company, it creates an environment where these happy employees naturally want happy customers.

Ja, building a good environment for your workers is proven to boost productivity even at reduced hours. This was covered in a Micheal Moor documentary about the failings of American capitalism. Thanks for backing my point. The reality about the American work force that apparently you don’t get, and definitely Smack doesn’t get, is we are overworked and underpaid to inhumane levels.

I DO get that. I was showing an example, as I stated, that it does not have to be that way. I am neither overworked or underpaid and I can’t think of a single employee at my company who thinks they are. It’s probably why this company makes the list of top companies to work for in Houston every year. 

Unfortunately, Capitalism breeds out these kinds of ethics because it creates a competition to make the most money.

It has worked well for this company since the 1970s.  

Wow, communist ideas work well for a company. Should be ringing a bell for ya, yeah.

But the free market and liberals being devils and socialism bad and blah blah blah nobody can drop their mainstream political identities force fed to them to give any critical thought towards the discussion. Too bad.  

Again, not communist. No commune ownership. Only profit incentives. I would call it ethical capitalism.

Again, smaller scale, the owner thinks the community of the workplace is entitled to the means of production. What do you think happens in a communist society when we produce more? Maybe more profit? So you could call that profit incentives? As a small scale economic platform (thinking purely with in the scale of the company, should have been obvious from the start TBH) it’s not capitalism because each worker isn’t paid on the amount of work they personally do. It’s not socialism because he’s not redistributing the wealth. It’s communism because feels the whole company is entitled to the profits of the company. Most work places are either feudalistic in how they treat the profits.

Hopefully that better explained my points. … Probably not, though. The divide in methods of thinking are distinct and lead to very different conclusions to views on the same thing. The political makeup of the country is a good example. The left does not understand the right and the right does not understand the left. They, of course, think they understand or at least have examples of why the other side thinks the way it does. They usually think that they are correct about their thinking of the “why” of the other side, usually leading to blanket or stereotypic attacks on the ideas, motivations, and methods of the other. The divide shows in the complete dismissal of anything coming from the other side and the subconscious misinterpretations of anything originating from them. 

Nah. I don’t identify with a side. I lean a way but I don’t identify with a side. That’s why I think it’s stupid. People who identify with sides get lazy and let that side do all the thinking for them. It’s blatantly true because we’ve all had an identity influence a bias that obscured us from the truth before. I don’t think everybody on your side believes things for the same reasons. I think most use it as a crutch to shield them from uncertainty because confusion scares people and picking a side gives people answers, even if they are wrong. How ever, I think you and Smack are cut from very different cloths when it comes to your side. I think smack is deep down bigoted and you’re just desperately trying to defend or twist anything your side does around to save face. I treat individuals as individuals no matter the side.

Can it ever be resolved? Can the sides ever see “eye to eye”? Who knows? I don’t think it is possible at this particular junction. It is a virtual fight at this point and the one with the greatest number of votes (not necessarily voters) will “win”.  Personally I think the side that will “win” will be the political right – which makes me happy.  

Or how about quit using labels to do your thinking for you and think as an individual.

There’s no possible way that so many humans can perfectly agree on so many issues that have little to nothing to do with each other.

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May 20, 2020
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Then you must be checking 4 Chan for guidance again.

May 22, 2020
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YouTube Video Joe Biden: If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black

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May 22, 2020
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and Biden is the great white hope for the democratic soyflakes

if Biden does win (and he wont) whoever he pics as his veep will be president before the first year is up he clearly has dementia and it’s getting worst by the day.

I can’t wait for Trump to debate that guy

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May 23, 2020
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lol I love this throwed rodeo clown:

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YouTube Video Lil’ Rona

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May 27, 2020
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May 29, 2020
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May 29, 2020
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I kept listening to the Trump part of the clip but I don’t see where Trump told anyone to inject anything. It did sound to me like it was just the typical way Trump talks from all the speeches I’ve listened to. If you follow his speeches when he is not on teleprompter, he typically tangents regularly between sentences. He has done this since he was young. I don’t think anyone, with any level of intelligence, would go out and inject anything based on what Trump said there.

Corey made some good points about the the responses that some Trump supporters have said. His takes on the responses in some cases are accurate. Some of his other points were more attacks on those people’s characters, in his view, not specifically on what they said.

It seems the main argument of the video is as Corey states “(Trump) totally wondered, out loud, if you could inject bleach into you veins to kill the bad sick bugs”. Again, I didn’t hear Trump talk about injecting bleach. I did hear Trumps typical, free form, out loud, tangential ponderings. 

I guess the above would be my “Time Everyone ( I ) Tried To Defend Injecting Bleach”. Probably not quite accurate because I do not “defend injecting bleach”. I didn’t interpret what Trump said as him stating for anyone to inject anything so I am not sure what the big deal was. When I watched the speech, it was not even close to how I interpreted it.  I wouldn’t think any person would interpret it that way, but obviously it does not seem to be the case. 

Trump has consistently said that people should consult with medical doctors regarding coronavirus treatment. I think most people know that Trump is not a medical doctor. 

Oh “Funny because it’s true” … The head of the World Heath Organization is not a medical doctor either.

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May 29, 2020
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Lol Psyral id be curious to see you dance around Trumps threat to shut down Twitter.

Especially because Republicans are supposedly the free speech party. 

May 29, 2020
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Did the president threaten to shut Twitter down or just treat it (in courts) as the censoring propaganda machine it’s been for years? Funnysomethingsomethingtrue…

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May 29, 2020
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Slumerican502 said
Lol Psyral id be curious to see you dance around Trumps threat to shut down Twitter.

Especially because Republicans are supposedly the free speech party.   

I’ve been salivating for his response as well. And I’ll be godDAMNED if he doesnt pull put a whopper this time hahahahaaaaa

It’s going to be great. Like, the epitome of pure madness.

May 29, 2020
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Slumerican502 said
Lol Psyral id be curious to see you dance around Trumps threat to shut down Twitter.

Especially because Republicans are supposedly the free speech party.   

He won’t shut down Twitter and cannot shut it down. He does not have such powers. It’s an empty threat. In the business world, it’s called “playing the refs”. You make public threats that cannot be backed to bring attention to something you want to influence. 

The most he could do is kick off a process to remove liability protection from Twitter by changing their federal designation from “platform” to “publisher”. The argument is that if they are restricting content beyond what is allowed for a platform as described in 47 U.S.C. 230(c) in the Communications Decency Act then they are a publisher and not a platform. They are then liable for any content posted on their service. 

The executive order he signed Thursday starts a review process of various social media practices that will be reported to the FTC, the AG, and the DOJ within 30 days. Any action taken (according to the executive order) will have to be appropriate and consistent with applicable law pursuant to section 45 of title 15 of the United States Code. 

He cannot shut down free speech. He can (which he just did) direct officials to make sure that social media companies are designated correctly according to 47 U.S.C. 230(c) as either a platform or a publisher. The designations come with different sets of legal protections and liabilities and in the case of a platform, federal funds are eligible to be used towards use of that platform which is something that publishers are not eligible.

Trump’s threat to shut down Twitter is nothing but an empty, unenforceable threat. The purpose of it is not to get Twitter shut down. It never was.

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I’ve been salivating for his response as well. And I’ll be godDAMNED if he doesnt pull put a whopper this time hahahahaaaaa

It’s going to be great. Like, the epitome of pure madness.

Was that enough “pure madness” for you?

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fuck twitter

fuck Jack Dorsey that guy just looks like he diddles children

what Trump needs to do is get on gab

https://www.gab.com/the_almighty_smack

say and post whatever you want and you will not be banned

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Eloquent response as ever krunk. Cuz I definitely have Trump derangement. Let’s just pile anyobody who asks critical questions into one blob. Works every time right?

Psyral, I agree with you on that one. He cant do a god damn thing. The threat is the fucked up part. I guess its cool to threaten free speech if it aint your people being silenced huh?

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Psyral, Psyral, Psyral.

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Slumerican502 said

Psyral, I agree with you on that one. He cant do a god damn thing. The threat is the fucked up part. I guess its cool to threaten free speech if it aint your people being silenced huh?  

I would not call it cool. I don’t agree with the tactic. Empty threats may be a tool that works in some business practices but real threats that actually can be executed, I think, are more effective in a political environment. This could never be a real threat.

I don’t think some see it as a threat against free speech. From the “right” side of twitter, it is attacking a company that is restricting free speech. According to them, twitter is restricting content and conversation more on one political side than the other. The purpose of the executive order is to determine whether that is the case. If so, twitter risks losing their “platform” designation, thus gaining legal liability of any content posted using their service. The manpower necessary, at that point, for twitter to keep content moderated to prevent legal liability would be immense. That is the real threat. Stop bias political targeting under the guise of “healthy conversation” or face the consequences. The twitter accounts of the team heads who are in charge of determining what get removed or deboosted or tagged show a long history of extreme anti-right and pro-left tweets. The team seems to be severely one sided politically. The 30 day data discovery period of the executive order will uncover whether this is true. 

Various “right wing” twitter celebrities have collected massive amounts of examples where the right says one thing and gets bans and/or removal of content but the left says the exact same thing with nothing but a name change and nothing happens to them.

I am currently on a “reply deboost” ban for close to a year for posting links to public doj.gov documents. I can reply to anyone I want, but they won’t see it unless we mutually follow each other. I guess posting links to documents that the DOJ published like that only $46,000 was spent by the Russia linked company for the 2016 election cycle on social media ads and that only 11% of those ads had any mention of anything political – I guess that is considered “offensive content” and requires that my tweets should not be seen by anyone other than people that I follow and also follow me.

This is the longest I have been under a twitter restriction or ban. The one right before that was for asking someone if they had proof of what they tweeted was true. I only asked them once but it seems that it is “targeted harassment” to question a left leaning, blue checkmark user … even once.

I have emailed/tweeted Twitter support on the issue several (3) times over a period of about a year but I have never gotten a reply. I did, though, get banned from being able to use the twitter support message feature. When I tried to contact them the fourth time it says I am restricted from using the service. I was polite when I did contact them and asked if they could instruct me on what about my tweets were the reason for the action taken so that I could prevent doing the same thing in the future.

Is that evidence of political bias by twitter? Who knows. Incidents like that are what they are going to try to uncover in the 30 days of discovery before they present it to the DOJ, AG, and FTC and see if the occurrences of these incidents favor one political side over another.

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