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Geek Squad employees paid by FBI to perform warrantless searches on customers (Read 34538 times)

Started by Ricepigeon, March 11, 2017, 11:33:05 pm
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Re: Geek Squad employees paid by FBI to perform warrantless searches on customers
#21  March 12, 2017, 08:06:14 am
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It's for when you just go completely ridiculous.
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Re: Geek Squad employees paid by FBI to perform warrantless searches on customers
#22  March 12, 2017, 08:20:05 am
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Nah. It's for when you don't have an argument but want to shut someone down anyway. You're pretty transparent.
Re: Geek Squad employees paid by FBI to perform warrantless searches on customers
#23  March 12, 2017, 08:27:07 am
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Just because you don't like my point doesn't mean I don't have one. You keep twisting it and making completely ridiculous claims that such-and-such is not "treating people like people", simply because it's something you don't like. That's just fucked up. There's no argument to be had here. there's no proof that this is or isn't "humane", you're just trying to start shit up because you don't like the way I talk. You're just as dismissive and demeaning as I am with your claim. That's the strawman and the dehumanization.
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Re: Geek Squad employees paid by FBI to perform warrantless searches on customers
#24  March 12, 2017, 08:34:50 am
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Breitbart is not a credible news source by any stretch of the imagination. They deal in conspiracy theories, flat-out lie on occasion, and worst of all have no journalistic integrity; people will not lose their jobs if they report a story incorrectly.

Reading alternative news sites doesn't make you informed, it makes you look like you are only willing to listen to news that supports what you already believe.
Re: Geek Squad employees paid by FBI to perform warrantless searches on customers
#25  March 12, 2017, 09:01:00 am
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And if you or anyone else actually substantiates those claims, that is a valid reason to tell people to disregard a source. 'Because it is right-leaning and I am left-leaning and no one on the internet should be allowed to see opinions that differ from mine' sure as fuck is not.

I don't care about Breitbart. I care about people thinking they have the right to shut down dissenting opinions.
Re: Geek Squad employees paid by FBI to perform warrantless searches on customers
#26  March 12, 2017, 09:24:58 am
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Apparently you're new to the Internet or something, so here are some examples of Breitbart articles as screencaptured and tweeted by George Takei (because why not).
https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/798169781027373056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
I mean, just look at the titles. I took Takei's tweet as a random example found in 2 minutes, but article headlines like these from Breitbart were going around a lot near the end of the election.
CNN has a list too. 3 minutes. Regardless of the site, you'll find headlines taken straight from Breitbart that are just like that.
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Last Edit: March 12, 2017, 09:28:56 am by Byakko
Re: Geek Squad employees paid by FBI to perform warrantless searches on customers
#27  March 12, 2017, 09:32:39 am
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Alt right, Steve Bannon, Trump...

Apparently you're new to this thread or something, so here are some examples of the reasons you gave.

(Pro tip, actually read and evaluate articles instead of getting mad at headlines.)
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#28  March 12, 2017, 11:25:36 am
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Headlines like those are perfectly valid reasons to dismiss a site. Are you suggesting that the articles would be of much higher quality and be balanced information under headlines as those???
Re: Geek Squad employees paid by FBI to perform warrantless searches on customers
#29  March 12, 2017, 11:53:24 am
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And then he and others gave actual reasons. Sorry, but Breibart is around the same level as Gawker (the other side), let's get real here. There are better places to get the right's perspective without resorting to a site who's reputation is little more than clickbait garbage. Being correct at one specific time doesn't change that.

And yes, attacking someone's integrity while using "be open-minded" as an argument doesn't sound as good as you think, just saying.
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#30  March 12, 2017, 02:33:07 pm
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Yeah, the intellectual high ground you're so bent on claiming doesn't really hold up when you're defending a known alt-right propaganda outlet.
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#31  March 12, 2017, 06:51:54 pm
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No, they aren't. Headlines aren't a valid reason to dismiss anything. There is no reason why they would be. If you have to resort to headlines, rather than article content, to dismiss articles, then you are being intellectually dishonest. It is no different than taking a quote out of context. You have to judge a thing by the whole of the thing, rather than snipping one part out and letting people assume the worst and basing their judgements on that assumption.

This is how people shut down ideas they don't want to be heard, and it's never going to be okay, no matter how much whining about Trump and 'the alt-right' you do.
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#32  March 12, 2017, 07:14:58 pm
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A headline is supposed to be a way to inform you about what the article is about. If the headlines look like those and the articles are totally different than what the headline says it's about that's a bait and switch and is just as terrible.
Re: Geek Squad employees paid by FBI to perform warrantless searches on customers
#33  March 12, 2017, 07:23:37 pm
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So then you're saying certain positions can't be argued, no matter how strong the argument for them, and should be dismissed without the argument ever being examined?

And you're wondering why I'm objecting to this.
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#34  March 12, 2017, 07:34:26 pm
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That... is not even remotely close to any argument anyone has made in this entire thread.

And you're accusing others of being intellectually dishonest. >_>
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#35  March 12, 2017, 07:42:06 pm
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Yes, it is. JNP is saying that the headlines are bad because they accurately represent the content of the article. Byakko is saying that no one on MFG should link to the site due to its headlines. That is exactly what is being argued and you are being insanely intellectually dishonest by saying otherwise.
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#36  March 12, 2017, 07:43:29 pm
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You know, for someone who loves to preach about treating other people's viewpoints with respect and fairness, you sure do devolve into a petty, sputtering rage case pretty much instantaneously the second somebody says something you don't agree with.
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#37  March 12, 2017, 07:45:51 pm
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Professional news reporting is a business. If you wanna use shitty titles for your articles, then people have the right to dismiss your work as trash. You can make whatever reason you want to say it's wrong, but that's simply how it works
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#38  March 12, 2017, 07:47:02 pm
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@Person Man: And you, like everyone else here apparently, seem to be fond of resorting to personal insults when you lose an argument.

@Niitris: Saying 'shitty shitty trash trash shitty' is not an argument.
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#39  March 12, 2017, 07:51:24 pm
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@Person Man: And you, like everyone else here apparently, seem to be fond of resorting to personal insults when you lose an argument.

you don't have an argument.   You're pretty transparent.

Apparently you're new to this thread or something,

it's never going to be okay, no matter how much whining you do.

you are being insanely intellectually dishonest

*innocent whistling*



Re: Geek Squad employees paid by FBI to perform warrantless searches on customers
#40  March 12, 2017, 07:55:23 pm
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people dont agree with me and im sad

I can make up shit too.

Maybe if you had factual evidence that Breibart has more journalistic integrity than everyone believes, this exchange would be more civil. And lol at losing an arguement, didn't know these things were contests now.