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Old 07-24-2020, 08:04 AM
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I wonder if cancel culture includes imprisoning critics of the regime?

NYC judge sends Michael Cohen home, agrees with 'retaliation' claims - UPI.com

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July 23 (UPI) -- A federal judge ordered Thursday that Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, be released to home confinement -- agreeing with arguments that his return to prison amounted to government retaliation.

Cohen was taken back into custody this month during a hearing that arranged the terms of his house arrest. He was furloughed from prison in May due to underlying health conditions that put him at greater risk should he contract COVID-19.

The American Civil Liberties Union and a New York law firm filed suit this week calling for Cohen's release, arguing that his rearrest amounted to retaliation for his plans to publish a book about the president.
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It occurs to me that :ff: stands for the principle of not silencing people - like FULLZENSHITOF, peacegirl, Slobberin', etc etc. And yet of many of those people saying they feel silenced by the girly gang. Both aspects make me feel good.
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I haven't read the studies yet, so can't opine on the content, but is it just me or is there something astonishingly ironic about posting these links on a protected tweet?

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Old 07-24-2020, 07:57 PM
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Banning this weirdo wouldn't be silencing at all, bro's posts have already been made years ago. Reposting here is just search engine optimization for whatever reason.
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I don’t know what ‘conclusion’ Pinker thinks the paper I’m not sure he read comes too but there’s a ton of “This paper raises as many questions as it answers”, “failure to draw a connection” and “our analysis has only scratched the surface” in it, that really makes the use of the phrase “come to the same conclusion” suspect.

I can’t see his twitter thread so I’m curious what conclusion he thinks it came too, and does he agree with the paper that women are more likely to self censor than men?
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His second tweet leads to another paper, this one by CATO.

Poll: 62% of Americans Say They Have Political Views They’re Afraid to Share | Cato Institute

Now that I've skimmed both I don't think my initial assumption was necessarily valid. I was thinking since he was a signatory on the Harpers letter then surely these studies would show how liberals are out of control shutting everyone down. The CATO paper does lean that direction, at least with the conclusion that "strong liberals" appear to be less afraid to speak their mind than centrists on up, but I don't know. I don't think either study is a strong critique of "cancel culture".
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Banning this weirdo wouldn't be silencing at all, bro's posts have already been made years ago. Reposting here is just search engine optimization for whatever reason.
I believe - but don't care enough to check - that he was making fresh posts years ago on multiple forums including here. Years ago, noob. :P
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Reposting here is just search engine optimization for whatever reason.
That's why I move his first thread to the Cloaca: so it won't be indexed. I should have done that years ago but, um... I wasn't here.
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