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Re: Bikini article[edit]

Yeah, this probably belongs on the Clogosphere page. Blitz (Complaints Box) 13:23, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Google would rather talk about this, not privacy[edit]

"Written by Glenn Greenwald"?[edit]

Why are we adding this after every article he wrote? Dogeatsdog (talk) 07:50, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

Why not? Evil Zionist (talk) 20:59, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
there was a spat awhiles back where a user took it upon themselves to label wigos with the source. they where usually all sources deemed by the user to be anti israeli. much hilarity followed, it was decided that it was a waste of time and generally fuckwitted thing to do. the user was eventually permabanned for related hijinks. they popped up ocassionally after under new usernames and feigned surprise when their obvious and transparent actions where rumbled. theres one reason why not. what was your reason to adding it again? AMassiveGay (talk) 15:38, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
I usually add information about writers, especially if we have articles about them, Somebody might want to use the piece to improve those articles. - Smerdis of Tlön, LOAD "*", 8, 1. 19:08, 6 September 2017 (UTC)
We have an article on Glenn Greenwald and some people have limited time and may want to read certain stuff by certain authors and not read certain other stuff by certain other authors. However, if it is so controversial, I'm not married to it. Evil Zionist (talk) 20:41, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Trump "speaks at a third-grade level"[edit]

"Trump likes to talk about how smart he is. A linguistic analysis shows he speaks at a third-grade level."

Aren't reading-level analyses pseudoscience? I can't see anything on this here website, but Google found this critique on Language Log.[1] --Gospatric (talk) 10:40, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Also, Trump uses fillers (um, er, etc) 1/3 as often as Hillary Clinton.[2] --Gospatric (talk) 10:44, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
I don't think that's an indicator of intelligence. He's probably trying to make his speeches... "easier" to understand, so you don't stop listening out of boredom. You'd really have to analyse how he speaks when not standing behind a lectern. —Kazitor, pending 09:55, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

(Warning: The Guardian)[edit]

What do they mean by this? Is The Guardian not a good source? --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 05:03, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

I'm glad I'm not the only person to notice that and not understand it. @Cosmikdebris, since you added it, can you explain what you meant? CowHouse (talk) 05:24, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
The "warning" is an artifact from the state of RW a couple of years ago. If I remember right, there was some contention here about The Guardian back in the days of Glenn Greenwald and the I/P debate. Honestly, I added the word reflexively and didn't intend to make a statement about the quality of the source. Regards, Cosmikdebris (talk) 12:46, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
@Cosmikdebris That makes sense. I haven't been here long enough to understand the reference. On an unrelated note, was this an accident? CowHouse (talk) 02:01, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that was an accident. Thanks, Cosmikdebris (talk) 13:20, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Swedish Green Party politician who fought for equality and believed in open borders, shot and beheaded in the Congo[edit]

Upon further investigation into this case, using the Guardian (a left wing source) and the Wikipedia page on her, turns out she was executed April 2017. It doesn't belong in the 2018 clog as such. -- (talk) 02:44, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

North korea's ivanka trump and other such stories[edit]

OK. i can understand maybe commenting some of em out, but all? why not leave one in? AMassiveGay (talk) 10:34, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

I agree. It is news worthy, case in point - covered by numerous news sources. -- (talk) 01:30, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Re: Why does the GOP hate children so much?[edit]

An interesting little piece from Rabin. On top, I find the right likes the idea of children but hates when they exhibit opinions and generally manifest opinions. Ibrahim Moizoos (talk) 20:05, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

YouTube censorship[edit]

This is an interesting article on the recent YouTube purge. If someone would be so kind as to add it to the blog that would be appreciated. -- (talk) 01:05, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

hate speech[edit]

i go to post a link to an article about free speech and i find ive been beaten to the punch. bastards. still, a slightly different perspective and less us centric, so all good. AMassiveGay (talk) 14:04, 22 March 2018 (UTC)