Can I be the first
to add "Apple" to that list?
With the US presidential election less than two weeks away, social networking users can be forgiven for having grown tired of reading online political rants. Now, thanks to a new Chrome extension, fed-up Facebook fans can nip their friends' tirades in the bud. When installed in the Chrome browser, Unpolitic.me sifts through …
Learn to speak Cat.
I'm in charge of our pride; the Wife is my queen ... The felines respond appropriately. They wait until one of us decides it's 0-coffee thirty. Including the indoor pseudo-ferals.
When you grok the lingo of any given critter-group, they no longer present a problem.
Any chance we can install something similar on the BBC, so I don't have to listen to 20 minutes of in-depth analysis, every time Obamalamadingdong or "the other one" clears their throat, while addressing the good citizens of the Moosejaw Creek Arkansas Marmalade-Making Society?
It's no wonder the Merkins think they're the centre of the fucking universe, when the rest of the world does so little to disabuse them of the notion!
Well ... The wife & foreman's wife usually handle the branding irons. Us guys hold the critters down. All of us use stirrup irons daily ... and we all practice with the shootin' irons on a weekly basis. The cast-iron cooking gear is MINE, dammit, and almost all I have passed down from my GreatGrandfather ...
Oh, wait ... you were being misogynistic. Idiot.
A chat with the developers
Q: Okay, so these users of the browser extension don't want to hear political messages, policy, idea's and what not?
Q: And are these people still likely to vote?
A: Some of them yes definitely
Q: Do you think a democracy works best when the people that vote are informed as to what they are voting for?
A: No comment
To be fair, most of the political guff that gets shovelled onto the front page of facebook by "ppl who r rly inurestted in politiks coz I watched teh news tday" can hardly be described as policy, or ideas.
As far as I can tell if the people posting most of the rants were capable of digesting differences in policy or ideas, they wouldn't be projectile vomiting illiterate crap onto the screen in the first place.
I've heard nothing substantive about what either candidate will do about climate, depletion of resources, overpopulation, employment, or making friends with other cultures.
I have heard a lot of manic hooting about who is allowed to do what to texan vaginas, and the more rabid ideas of nutters lower down the political pecking order.
Unless there is an alternate information stream available to the voters of the giant playground, I would suspect that the correct answer is "none of the above".
People who deliberately block out political discussion should forfeit the right to vote if they're that disinterested. The last thing I want is uninformed and possibly self-righteous idiots who refuse to acknowledge or discuss important political issues, deciding who gets to make laws governing my life.
I do sometimes post stuff politically-oriented, mostly because it's something that pissed me off.
Lately (last two weeks?), Facebook has been actively blocking those attempts. So who needs the filter when faceplant is doing it for you? I'm waiting for them to eliminate any negative posts about themselves tbh, I'm surprised they haven't been more proactive about it... Unless they're waiting for the elections to get the right bastard in that'll allow them to do heinous things that before they weren't allowed to do. <_< >_>
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