Facebook? - Page 7
Page 7 of 9 FirstFirst ... 5 6 7 8 9 LastLast
Results 91 to 105 of 129
Like Tree63Likes

Thread: Facebook?

  1. #91
    Senior Member

    Member #
    879
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Salem, OREGON & Szeged Hungary
    Posts
    2,123
    Liked
    1575 times
    VPN..

    Potatobook is what it is..

    Find other ways..

    End of story.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    43m1garand likes this.

  2. #92
    Senior Member

    Member #
    17427
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Near Philadelphia Pa
    Posts
    11,185
    Liked
    8170 times
    This is my attempt at staying out of this....

    Problem with free market and such is that some companies do become too big for the market to have any major effect.

    If everyone stops using it....... problem is it has become part of daily lives for majority of people and they won't stop using it. They simply don't care enough about privacy (or any other issues) to stop. And today especially. With the world economy it doesn't matter if a few million people drop out. Even before we had this global economy there was the gas company and before that the phone company. Both turned into a monopoly and while everyone was free to stop using them no one was going back to writing letters and walking everywhere.

  3. #93
    Senior Member

    Member #
    17427
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Near Philadelphia Pa
    Posts
    11,185
    Liked
    8170 times
    Quote Originally Posted by PRDUBI View Post
    VPN..

    Potatobook is what it is..

    Find other ways..

    End of story.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    Find other ways to what?

    Those who don't use Facebook don't have an interest in it and those that do are doing so willingly. It's not like they're being forced to use Facebook.

    I'm the only person at work who does have it and never did. Everyone else doesn't care. Whatever the benefits are for them it outweighs the risks

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TheAKForum.net
    Advertisements
     

  5. #94
    Senior Member

    Member #
    17427
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Near Philadelphia Pa
    Posts
    11,185
    Liked
    8170 times
    Yes there was Myspace before but both started off in the infancy of social media. Had Myspace been as big as Facebook is now there would be no Facebook.

    Just like there was MetaCafe before YouTube and MapQuest before Google Maps. But all of that was in it's infancy when no company had a large foothold on the technology or the amount of people using it. And way before smart phones.

    Who today can compete with YouTube? It's been tried.

  6. #95
    Senior Member

    Member #
    33066
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    WV
    Posts
    4,031
    Liked
    5102 times
    Full30
    needs moar AK

    or beer


  7. #96
    Senior Member

    Member #
    17427
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Near Philadelphia Pa
    Posts
    11,185
    Liked
    8170 times
    Quote Originally Posted by scottyb View Post
    Full30
    That's who I was referring to. They're not doing so good. Majority of people don't leave YouTube

  8. #97
    Senior Member

    Member #
    879
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Salem, OREGON & Szeged Hungary
    Posts
    2,123
    Liked
    1575 times
    They don't have the bandwidth and traffic like Youtube. Youtube kills it.

    I hate FULL30 as I sit there and wait for their videos to load and I have pretty topnotch internet speed here in Hungary.

  9. #98
    Senior Member

    Member #
    4781
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    4,748
    Liked
    2918 times
    scottyb and Walleye like this.

  10. #99
    Senior Member

    Member #
    22431
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    799
    Liked
    1199 times
    Quote Originally Posted by PRDUBI View Post
    VPN..

    Potatobook is what it is..

    Find other ways..

    End of story.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    That is what I said. Use a VPN.
    Dear Socialists: I have no money for you. I spent it all on guns and ammo.

  11. #100
    Senior Member

    Member #
    22431
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    799
    Liked
    1199 times
    Quote Originally Posted by russian_bot_5791 View Post
    Faceberg is a natural monopoly at this point. Even the co-founder says it's too powerful and needs to be broken up. It's "crony capitalism" that is pushing a far-left and degenerate form of liberalism, and censoring anyone who complains. Know who else was a "snowflake" who would have smashed Faceberg into a thousand bits? This guy:

    Attachment 263343



    Are you referring to the $2,600 spent by "Russians" on Google ads that "robbed Hillary Clinton of the presidency"? If you are concerned about "foreign meddling" you might want to look into AIPAC or the Saudis. They spend quite a bit more that $2,600 on Google ads and $100K on Facebook.



    Wrong. The government - an extension of the people - tells businesses how to operate all the time. Ever heard of environmental regulations? Tax codes? Minimum wage?

    I don't know where this religious dogma of "muh free markets" came from that says no matter how bad a corporation is, we just have to deal with it because of "the sacred markets".

    Markets work for us - the people - actual living human beings with families and souls. If what the markets and corporations are doing is damaging to the population, then it needs to be changed and changed by regulation and force.

    Also, being so fervently religious when it comes to "the sacred markets" that it basically erases your point of view from the entire internet doesn't seem like a good idea.
    Teddy, the first Progressive president who was also a Republican. That is funny. Next you will be citing Woodrow Wilson, FDR, and LBJ for other great Progressive ideas. Environmental regulations and minimum wage are Communist and Nazi ideas. You might want to read the Communist Manifesto and the Nazi Party platform of 1920. And then try reading the U.S. Constitution.
    Last edited by 43m1garand; 05-14-2019 at 07:51 AM.
    Dear Socialists: I have no money for you. I spent it all on guns and ammo.

  12. #101
    Senior Member

    Member #
    17427
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Near Philadelphia Pa
    Posts
    11,185
    Liked
    8170 times
    Quote Originally Posted by 43m1garand View Post
    Teddy, the first Progressive president who was also a Republican. That is funny. Next you will be citing Woodrow Wilson, FDR, and LBJ for other great Progressive ideas. Environmental regulations and minimum wage are Communist and Nazi ideas. You might want to read the Communist Manifesto and the Nazi Party platform of 1920. And then try reading the U.S. Constitution.
    There's a fine line between establishing regulations & minimum wage and being communist.

    Countries with no Environmental regulations or ones that aren't enforced tend to have worse environmental problems. Russia's Siberian oil pipelines leak TWO deep water horizon spills a year. Pipes are old and date back to Soviet times. Only recently have they been upgrading some of the pipes. 1.5 metric tons are spilled each year. No one cleans it. Companies as a whole look at the bottom line. If it's cheaper to let it spill then that's what it'll be!



    Then there's the nickel plant in Siberia that discharges waste into the river

    Or the battery recycling plant in Kenya that dumps it's waste into the fields and stream of the surrounding villages

    Or the Carbide pesticide plant*in India that released at least 30 tons of a highly toxic gas called methyl isocyanate, as well as a number of other poisonous gases back in 1984. Even though the company closed the site was never cleaned and now government figures now refer to an estimate of 15,000 killed over the years.

    This is what happens with ZERO regulations.

    Or the Cuyahoga river in OH that was so polluted it caught fire!
    Last edited by Arik; 05-14-2019 at 08:25 AM.
    Mullo98 and Walleye like this.

  13. #102
    Senior Member

    Member #
    22431
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    799
    Liked
    1199 times
    Quote Originally Posted by AZAK View Post
    We live in a free market, capitalist economy. Funny how so many hunger after the benefits of this system, and argue on its behalf, but turn into whiny snowflakes when confronted with the other side of the capitalist coin. If there is 1) adequate demand for a similar social media platform that is tolerant of extreme right-wing perspectives and well-suited to spreading foreign propaganda intended to degrade the foundations of our Democracy, and 2) the right talent and sufficient capital can be assembled to launch it, then let the games begin! Be interesting to see which is more popular. Otherwise, I hate to point it out, but we don't have the right to tell corporations what to do unless we own stock.

    Because as far as private enterprise goes, it is private enterprise, end of story and what more is there to say? Call it SanFranFacebook, whatever, the ONLY thing its Board of Directors is, or should be, responsible to are the shareholders. If the shareholders don't agree, they vote them out. Those who would argue that because a business operates in the US - and like all businesses in the US, depends on the publicly-funded infrastructure and technology that makes it possible - it should be subject to iron-fisted government regulation, should consider living in a society more suited to their view rather then be frustrated here. There are more and more totalitarian-leaning societies to choose from every day.
    I completely agree with you. Conservative talk radio dominates the airwaves. Maybe using Russian bot logic we should break up talk radio. Rush Limbaugh (who has been on air since 1988 and the most listen to since 1988), Sean Hannity (on air since 2001 second most listen to), Mark Levin (since 2006), Glenn Beck (since 2002) have a "monopoly". The FCC was thinking about doing this by bringing back the Fairness Doctrine.
    Dear Socialists: I have no money for you. I spent it all on guns and ammo.

  14. #103
    Senior Member

    Member #
    22431
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    799
    Liked
    1199 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    There's a fine line between establishing regulations & minimum wage and being communist.

    Countries with no Environmental regulations or ones that aren't enforced tend to have worse environmental problems. Russia's Siberian oil pipelines leak TWO deep water horizon spills a year. Pipes are old and date back to Soviet times. Only recently have they been upgrading some of the pipes. 1.5 metric tons are spilled each year. No one cleans it. Companies as a whole look at the bottom line. If it's cheaper to let it spill then that's what it'll be!



    Then there's the nickel plant in Siberia that discharges waste into the river
    So how did people live in the U.S. before the EPA and minimum wage? Nixon, another Progressive, gave us the EPA. FDR, the left's favorite Progressive hero, gave us minimum wage. Former Czech President Vaclav Klaus said environmentalism is Communism. He would know. He lived under Communism. The countries you cite for environmental problems are also Socialist and Communist hell holes.
    Dear Socialists: I have no money for you. I spent it all on guns and ammo.

  15. #104
    Senior Member

    Member #
    17427
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Near Philadelphia Pa
    Posts
    11,185
    Liked
    8170 times
    Quote Originally Posted by 43m1garand View Post
    So how did people live in the U.S. before the EPA and minimum wage? Nixon, another Progressive, gave us the EPA. FDR, the left's favorite Progressive hero, gave us minimum wage. Former Czech President Vaclav Klaus said environmentalism is Communism. He would know. He lived under Communism. The countries you cite for environmental problems are also Socialist and Communist hell holes.
    How did people live before it? Ask those who delt with asbestos. There was pollution which is why the EPA happened. It was a response. Cuyahoga river was as early as 1860s. And cought fire a total of 13 times. In 1969 a floating oil slick in the river caught fire. The fire reached 5 stories high. That's a lot of oil floating in the river.

    Even my own township had to close the water plant because so many chemicals we're dumped into the ground water by the air Force that it's been causing cancers since the 80s. The township was forced to buy it's water from another plant ironically it's in the same general area. Today I have to buy my water.

    The counties I listed have little to no Environmental regulations regardless of their politics.

    I lived in the same place Vaclav did. His speech was about global warming and had more to do with the ideology turning into a religion. He's also a politician and like any politician he uses specific words to get people to his side. He has a habit of calling anything he doesn't like "communist" because he knows people's feelings towards it.

    Let me ask you this. Would you like to live near that nickel waste contaminated river? Would you eat what grows there? Would you eat anything from that area if imported?
    Last edited by Arik; 05-14-2019 at 08:58 AM.
    Mullo98 likes this.

  16. #105
    Senior Member

    Member #
    4781
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    4,748
    Liked
    2918 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    There's a fine line between establishing regulations & minimum wage and being communist.

    Id say its a pretty substantial line

 

 
Page 7 of 9 FirstFirst ... 5 6 7 8 9 LastLast

Sponsors

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Probably the best page on Facebook
    By Stazi in forum Rec Center
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-19-2012, 10:31 AM
  2. Who here is on facebook?
    By Kenelm52 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 06-11-2009, 08:01 PM

Search tags for this page

There are currently no search engine referrals.
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.