The Gab thread

DarkTriad

Ostrich
Gold Member
RE: Gab is getting their Domain seized

Samseau said:
As for whether or not Trump is evil for signing this - I do not think so. Fact is, this bill passed unanimously in both chambers of Congress. Trump couldn't have vetoed this if he tried without looking like he supports wacism. Blaming Trump for this is ridiculous.


Samseau, you're a lawyer, even if he can't veto it, can he have Gorusch and the Supremes rule it unconstitutionally vague or something?
 

Samseau

Owl
Orthodox
Gold Member
RE: Gab is getting their Domain seized

DarkTriad said:
Samseau said:
As for whether or not Trump is evil for signing this - I do not think so. Fact is, this bill passed unanimously in both chambers of Congress. Trump couldn't have vetoed this if he tried without looking like he supports wacism. Blaming Trump for this is ridiculous.


Samseau, you're a lawyer, even if he can't veto it, can he have Gorusch and the Supremes rule it unconstitutionally vague or something?

This is the best hope - if Trump keeps appointing the justices laid out by the Heritage Foundation, then this law could and should easily be struck down in court as a first and fourth amendment violation.

If Trump doesn't though we're up shit's creek without a paddle.
 

RexImperator

Crow
Gold Member
RE: Gab is getting their Domain seized

the importance of the collection, and the reporting to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, of hate crime data by State and local agencies.
Twenty plus years ago we were arguing against Ted Kennedy about the very idea of "hate crimes". Now Republicans are embracing it. Conservatives can't conserve shit.
 
RE: Gab is getting their Domain seized

Fuck Paypal!!!

How do you buy something online so you have buyer protection without Paypal?

What about sending people money so if I want to donate to Roosh for example, what is the best option these days apart from bitcoin?
 
RE: Gab is getting their Domain seized

Gab is shut down temporarily. Below is from the CEO.

Gab has spent the past 48 hours proudly working with the DOJ and FBI to bring justice to an alleged terrorist. Because of the data we provided, they now have plenty of evidence for their case. In the midst of this Gab has been no-platformed by essential internet infrastructure providers at every level. We are the most censored, smeared, and no-platformed startup in history, which means we are a threat to the media and to the Silicon Valley Oligarchy.

Gab isn’t going anywhere.

It doesn’t matter what you write. It doesn’t matter what the sophist talking heads say on TV. It doesn’t matter what verified nobodies say on Twitter. We have plenty of options, resources, and support. We will exercise every possible avenue to keep Gab online and defend free speech and individual liberty for all people.

You have all just made Gab a nationally recognized brand as the home of free speech online at a time when Silicon Valley is stifling political speech they disagree with to interfere in a US election.

The internet is not reality. TV is not reality. 80% of normal everyday people agree with Gab and support free expression and liberty. The online outrage mob and mainstream media spin machine are the minority opinion. People are waking up, so please keep pointing the finger at a social network instead of pointing the finger at the alleged shooter who holds sole responsibility for his actions.

No-platform us all you want. Ban us all you want. Smear us all you want.

You can’t stop an idea.

As we transition to a new hosting provider Gab will be inaccessible for a period of time. We are working around the clock to get Gab.com back online. Thank you and remember to speak freely.

Andrew Torba, CEO Gab.com
 

questor70

Ostrich
RE: Gab is getting their Domain seized

DJ-Matt said:
They should try Iceland, It appears that dailystormer is up and now using an IS domain name.

That's surprising considering how lefty Iceland is. I guess in the end money talks and shit walks.
 

Meadowlark

Hummingbird
Gold Member
RE: Gab is getting their Domain seized

Since I posted that they've been kicked off the .IS domain name. Oddly enough dailystormer.com and dailystormer.name still work. Suing godaddy for their .COM must have worked.
 
RE: Gab is getting their Domain seized

Matt Forney said:
On one side, you have Vox Day, a man so egomaniacal that he named himself "Voice of God," tying down Gab with a nuisance suit because his fee-fees were hurt

Vox Day is an arrogant ass who is smart enough be far more interesting than he is, but ends up being far LESS interesting than he thinks he is! I think he has little-man's complex.
 

BBinger

Kingfisher
RE: Gab is getting their Domain seized

The moral of the story is that if you want to resist censorship imposed on your person, your best bet is starting your own blog instead of living off the charity of platforms that welcome all comers, fed or not. The forum Roosh runs here is good, not in spite of, but because of the bans and rules. The simple fact of the matter is you can't expect any platform open to all comers to not devolve into a toilet full of feds. The whole "free speech except for illegal content" shtick is nothing but pure fedbait. You end up with a couple hundred actual users and a few tens of thousands of feds trying to radicalize each other in sting operations.

I have a draft piece on my blog full of conclusions that I am going to have to rewrite to build the story of why, but where we are in 2018 is:

  1. On the internet you don't get the franchise as an anon. A pen name or pseudonym is fine, but you have to build an identity even if you obscure the connection between you the writer and you the sack of meat.
  2. If you don't register a GPG public key and use it to enforce the integrity of your online identity, you don't get the full franchise on the internet.
  3. Man alone seekrit agent provacateur work where you eschew actual social networking is the mark of the Fed. (this point I have to strengthen in the rewrite)
  4. Doxing isn't the end of the world. In spite of a merry band of scammers having substantial financial motivation to attempt silencing me in 2014 and the fact the connected my online writing pseudonym to my irl meatsack's slave name... My life has done nothing but go up from there.

We have to face the world as it is. Dope smoking is no longer rebellion, clean living and self improvement are. Act accordingly.
 

Easy_C

Peacock
RE: Gab is getting their Domain seized

How the hell is this thread already on page 2?

Gab being shut down is easily the single most important story of the past few months. Alex Jones is one dude.

Gab is an entire PLATFORM that was important to organizing wrongthink. That they succeeded in killing this site is extremely disturbing and bodes very badly for the future.
 

catoblepa

Woodpecker
RE: Gab is getting their Domain seized

Another confirmation that free market anarchism doesn't work: when all the platforms are privately owned by few monopolies, deplatforming anyone who goes against the grain becomes possible for politicians. It's apparently paradoxical but to save competition you need to limit competition to a certain extent.
Unless you think monopolies are created by the state itself through tax cuts and public fundings like it happened for FB and Google making them de facto public companies which is an argument libertarians typically advance but I don't have enough data to either prove it or disprove it.
 

Silver_Tube

Woodpecker
Gold Member
It was only a matter of time before the public DNS resolvers would turn political political. It looks like we're going to need a fallback option to that as well. Assuming they aren't IP banning the site, then we'll need vpn's
 
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