I blame Facebook.... well all of social media for all the shit for the past week.
Deplatforming of wrongthinkers on the big social media sites has been going on for a while now, but this one freaks me out. This isn't just "you've been kicked off our platform" but rather "your platform has been kicked off the Internet". Gab was built as a place where wrongthink was not censored, and because of that, the thought police quickly labeled it as a "hate" (aka wrongthink) site. Google took them off the Play Store, but now they've been removed from THE.ENTIRE.INTERNET.
Needless to say, this could happen to anyone. It could happen to us. The evil empire of Silicon Valley is quickly becoming more transparent about its effort to establish a monopoly on thought.
I wonder if this will eventually make the dark web go mainstream? The Internet liberated our minds from television, but now the establishment is establishing a new set of choke points. With the thought police now pressuring domain registrars and payment processors to disappear wrongthinkers, even "alternative" sites are now at risk. I guess I'd better work on getting my .onion address set up.
Honestly, I hate gift cards in general. I'd rather not receive a gift at all. This is a part of Stupidfest that I really despise -- if you have to give someone a gift card (or worse ... cash) you aren't really giving a gift, you're just checking off a box on a list of artificially-created obligations.
If it upsets you for so many reasons donate it to a homeless shelter or your church.
Obviously you hate the poor and churches.
Just buy a dashcam and record all the stupid crap you see while driving.
2019-01-06 14:26 from nadnway <email@example.com> to firstname.lastname@example.org 4 you..
Subject: robert webster-cathyxkxynh
hi, Its from .7248004099. waiting your confirmation :), got some good
I saw you on a dating site last month.
I am dying to chat with new guys and maybe hookup.
OMG! I thought I'd never hear from NPC #7248004099 again!
My policy is to ALWAYS chat with bots pretending to be humans when they pop up on the side of a web page without being asked.