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by Ibthink
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Be careful, being critical of both sides means thinking critically, which is bad! Just shut up and vote for my side! Except - I don't live in the US and thus am not a democrat. And I never said that democrats are flawless - they are far from it actually and have done plenty wrong to make Trump happ...
by Ibthink
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

And Republicans in Congress are accepting Biden as the president-elect. The majority of house Republicans was not doing so before the events of January 6. Just so, Democrat voters' cries of #NotMyPresident sure doesn't sound much like Democrats accepting 45. Rhetoric =! actions. They did not start ...
by Ibthink
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Democrats never accepted Trump's victory. That's one of the main reasons why we are at this point right now. They did not dispute election results and quickly conceded the election. They did not make baseless allegations of fraud nor did they try to have a mob storm the capitol on January 6. Democr...
by Ibthink
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

America is not a democracy. It's a republic. Democracy is a mob rule in coat and tie. Terror of majority over minority. The exact scenario that the Founding Fathers wanted to avoid. America is a democratic republic. Most democracies are, because a republic is typically defined as a state without a ...
by Ibthink
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Yep. The first and foremost of these levels is that you call the BLM riots "protests", but you call the capitol riot (which was far less violent) "storming", but that's just the normal leftist rhetoric, it cannot be any other way. I thought getting easily offended by words was a left wing thing^^ A...
by Ibthink
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

And fear is the very foundation of every single totalitarian regime. This works both ways. Trump's presidency was built on fear: - the fear of China - the fear of immigrants - the fear of black people - the fear of getting the economic short end Just to name a few. Fear can be used as a tool to mot...
by Ibthink
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Having the biggest social media sites run by private organizations is something that could be changed - they could be run by public organizations. However, I don't think this would be something the political right would want - after all, everything public or state run is evil and private companies a...
by Ibthink
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Freedom of speech only has meaning in a democracy. If there is no democracy, freedom of speech (which also includes freedom of press BTW) is defunct. This poses a unique challenge to all democracies, as any democratic system of government can be overthrown by internal anti-democratic forces. If free...
by Ibthink
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is the forum dying?
Replies: 31
Views: 1807

Re: Is the forum dying?

Reddit is not owned by Tecent. Tecent holds a small share. The actual majority owner is Conde Nast.
by Ibthink
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is the forum dying?
Replies: 31
Views: 1807

Re: Is the forum dying?

Reddit definitely has a much younger user-base than this forum or the German ThinkPad forum.

Reddit isn't exactly new, yes, but it is still a more modern format than classic message boards. Personally, I would describe Reddit as a mix between a classic forum and a social media site.
by Ibthink
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

To add to this, there were multiple police offers who were beaten and injured by the violent Trump mob. This video shows the vandals violently breaking through the barrikades. Also, there is a new video that shows the woman being shot ( NSFW link ). Apparently, she was shot trying to enter the area ...
by Ibthink
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

I wonder how many people would have been shot if it were Black Lifes Matter protesters violently storming the Capitol building. In any case, Trump has the blood of this women on his hands. Because he is the one who is responsible for this insurrection. The same goes for the ones who organized the po...
by Ibthink
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

This would be the right moment for Pence to activate section 4 of the 25th amendment. Trump is clearly unable to fulfill his duties as president.
by Ibthink
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Modern 21:9 and 4:3 laptops
Replies: 9
Views: 3716

Re: Modern 21:9 and 4:3 laptops

Are they still making anything in 4:3? In 16:10? Obviously in sizes that would fit into classic Thinkpad bodies. I don't think there is a lot of 4:3 supply around, expect for iPad Pro panels and maybe a few niche cases, like special panels for Panasonic Toughbooks and Getac devices. 16:10 on the ot...
by Ibthink
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: 2021 Thinkpads
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

Re: 2021 Thinkpads

Most press is probably already been briefed and under NDA, so I wouldn't expect any leaks before CES. But it won't take long now, so have a little bit of patience. :)
by Ibthink
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Why THINKPADS & who's 2nd best ?
Replies: 52
Views: 9406

Re: Why THINKPADS & who's 2nd best ?

10th anniversary model (a special X30 in Japan in 2002) was from IBM, not from Lenovo. 15th and 20th anniversary models were rather small affairs - the 15th was the ThinkPad Reserve (X61 with special leather cover) and 20th a special, Japan-only version of the X1 Carbon Gen 1. ThinkPad 25 was the on...
by Ibthink
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

BillMorrow wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:28 am
so sorry but NOT OFFICIAL until congress meets on jan 6th..
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell disagrees.
by Ibthink
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Couldn't go to a better person!
Replies: 198
Views: 23201

Re: Couldn't go to a better person!

President trump has been the only president on over 20years to stand up to communism and they both feared and hated it, but they respected, grudgingly Wrong. For China, Trump was pretty much a useful idiot. He "stood up" to China with ineffective tariffs that mostly just hurt American farmers and h...
by Ibthink
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

The fact that many of their original concepts got destroyed over the course of the past ~150 years or so is what brought us where we are today. Considering that voting rights in the USA were originally tied to property ownership, I would say that this is a good thing. And yes, that wasn't really a ...
by Ibthink
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Do all of us wish to live in a country where a few densely populated counties determine the outcome of our presidential elections? Biden won 477 counties, most of them urban. Obama won 689 in 2012. Trump won 2,497 counties -- many of them by a 70/30 margin. Counties don't vote. Just like land doesn...
by Ibthink
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: 2021 Thinkpads
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

Re: 2021 Thinkpads

There is also the ThinkPad X12 that has yet to be released, which looks like an indirect successor to the discontinued X1 Tablet. As for the non-X1 models, I think we can expect a lot of new designs next year. Most of the T/X series has been using the same design for at least two generations now and...
by Ibthink
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

I don't see you complaining about people from other countries commenting here and I don't see a reason why I should stay quiet, even if its annoying to you. Justice Alito ordered that the ballots received past 8pm on Election Day must be separated here in PA. That order was not followed through. At ...
by Ibthink
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

The really funny thing to me is that the Democrats are supposed to have manipulated the election - but only the presidential election. All the other elections that took place that day, such as the state parliaments in Pennsylvania which went Republican again, are of course 100 % totally legit. :lol:
by Ibthink
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

I do not believe that gore ever conceded - can't remember, & don't care. If you don't care, why do you bring it up? He conceded after the Florida hand-recount was ended. Obama played as much golf as Pres trump - or more Which is it now - as much or more? :lol: In both cases, you are wrong: https://...
by Ibthink
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

It doesn't matter that there were neo-Nazis there. Sorry, but with that, I will refrain from discussing with you anymore. Clearly, we are galaxies apart from each other and will not come together - agree to disagree. We are still waiting for the evidence. Indeed. As I said at the beginning of this ...
by Ibthink
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Again with the lies and fake news, I see. He did say that there were "very fine people" at the Nazi rally in Charlottesville . He tried to argue that this wasn't a Nazi rally to justify saying that - but it was. It was an event called " unite the right ", not "save monuments". The reality distortio...
by Ibthink
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

That's the thing with people. They can view the same events through drastically different prisms, and reach opposite conclusions. So? You could have written the same thing about Bill's post. I don't think stating the obvious (people can disagree) really adds anything to this discussion. There are a...
by Ibthink
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

obama hated America and brought the division we see today.. Maybe you should also mention how he "brought the division" - mainly by being black. Meanwhile, Trump was elected because of the division and actively worked to deepen it while in office, because he believed it would ensure his re-election...
by Ibthink
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Dunno. I actually think Sanders is too extreme even for many Dem voters. I'd say if he had been running instead of Biden, Trump would have won again, despite how everything was stacked against him. This year, probably yes - I think for the 2016 election, Sanders probably could have won it against T...
by Ibthink
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 416
Views: 25936

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

Some of your suggestions seem not to be as much pro-Democracy as they are pro-Democratic party. Why stop at DC? Maybe we should take it one step further - and give every big blue metropolitan in a red state an individual voice in the senate? Some of them are bigger than DC, after all. DC is not in ...

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