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Bj1

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#263610 Shutdown of Parler

Posted by Bj1 on Today, 12:49 AM

I mention the US Constitution only because I heard there was an uproar about "free speech" when Amazon (and others) ended its relationship with Parler.

 

Amendment I

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

 

As can be seen, this article applies specifically to CONGRESS.  Businesses and citizens are free to decide to whom they provide a platform.

 

When the companies that Parler used to provide its services pulled the proverbial plug, it may have put Parler at a temporary disadvantage.  Perhaps it will turn out to be permanent.  But that does not mean Parler is without options.  There are other companies who may not have the same issues with their operations.  There are Russian oligarchs and Chinese billionaires out there who, I'm guessing, would love to have a finger in a Parler pie.  And even if Parler itself is gone, there will always be something else that takes it's place to give evil a voice.

 

Parler v 1.0 gone.  Parler v 2.0 arrives (and might even use the same companies who yanked Parler v 1.0).  Money talks, and stupid people will throw theirs at every huckster that comes along.

 

Pretty much the extent of my thoughts on the subject.




#263606 what song are you listening to right now?

Posted by Bj1 on Yesterday, 09:56 PM

I have his YT vids on a playlist and LoVe him. I'd certainly put on a show for this one! Yassssss Queen. :love3:

 

btw, I enjoyed the intimate videography too.

 

Whoever does the videography of his performances has nailed his/her approach.  Not only is Mr. Malofeev an amazing technician, but he expresses his passion so well and the videos capture it completely.  I do especially enjoy the endings of his performances where he slowly slides his fingers from the keys - like one last sensual touch.  It makes me wet.  I'd forget my 'no pasty white boys' mantra with him any day (or night).  Anderson Cooper - still not so much :)  Lol!




#263604 what song are you listening to right now?

Posted by Bj1 on Yesterday, 05:43 PM

Music to drama queen to!  Yes, I'm using 'drama queen' as a verb!

 

 

 




#263590 what song are you listening to right now?

Posted by Bj1 on 15 January 2021 - 09:33 PM

^^They all look soooooooooooooooo young  :cool:

 

They were!

 

Lol.

 

Three of them are already dead.  And time marches on.




#263587 what song are you listening to right now?

Posted by Bj1 on 15 January 2021 - 08:57 PM

Feeling a little nostalgic!  Of course their biggest hit was, 'Hair' ... but I think their most heard song may have been the theme song to 'Love American Style' (they did the first season version).

 

 




#263577 Fun and Funny Videos

Posted by Bj1 on 13 January 2021 - 03:10 AM

Seattle is having a windstorm.  It's midnight, and really warm outside.  Flashes of lightning, but no rain.  And the trees are dancing wildly.  It's restrained pandemonium.  It'd be more enjoyable if my lights weren't flickering - but wtf.  I go home next Monday, so I'll enjoy the show.

 

Speaking of shows, I have a special treat!  An entire hour of the fabulous Charles Pierce!  And uncensored at that!  So pour yourself a libation and get comfy.  Enjoy a trip to comedy of the 1980's, much of which still holds up today (if you're our age).

 

 




#263576 Fun and Funny Videos

Posted by Bj1 on 13 January 2021 - 12:34 AM

A few years old, but still fun :)

 

 




#263571 Gay Shorts

Posted by Bj1 on 12 January 2021 - 03:29 AM

A bit utopian but so sweet and well done. :love3: English subtitles needed for this french beauty.

 

This one I liked :)




#263570 Did you know?

Posted by Bj1 on 11 January 2021 - 02:42 AM




#263553 what song are you listening to right now?

Posted by Bj1 on 07 January 2021 - 05:15 PM

He called me out on my gawking so I'm afraid of his litigiousness! But I still gawk for the only rise I can get out of him. :haha: :love3:

On a tangent, I had my white blood count take a very serious dive while sick recently and so he had me come back for another blood draw this past week. Since it was just a lab visit, it was hilarious when I passed him in the hallway and bent over dramatically to get that clear view. Really, he is a stunner. :bananabigdick:

You should remind him you're due for a prostate checkup!  When he's putting the glove on tell him you'd like at least two fingers this time!  Lol.

And ... pictures!  Tell him there are a lot of sick boys on this forum and they need to be cheered up a little!!!




#263546 What I did this summer . . .

Posted by Bj1 on 06 January 2021 - 11:53 PM

My toy arrived yesterday ... took me a day to google the first problem I had that surprisingly wasn't covered in any of the Youtube videos I'd watched.  Turning on the gimbal made it dance.  Vibrations and shaking hard enough that I thought it might tip over.  Google came up with PLENTY of people with the same problem, and the consensus was that an 'autotune' was in order.  This is a step all the videos said to take after balancing, not just after turning on!  Worked like a charm though, so my 'Fuck, will have to send it back' flashes have left my head.  I'm having trouble balancing it with my 70-210 Minolta 'beercan' lens though.  Will have to practice, or just go with my smaller lenses :)

 

It's very sexy.  And people weren't kidding, it's VERY heavy.  I'm glad I bought both a strap and a connector to turn it into a two handed affair.  Would still like the assistant though ... 




#263545 what song are you listening to right now?

Posted by Bj1 on 06 January 2021 - 05:08 PM

Oh if you saw MY hunk of luscious doctor you'd understand immediately why I ask...just to see his face! :haha: He has the most gorgeously devilish grin. Of course he knows me well enough now that he just purrs about it. Wish it was ethical to tip him but NO...he's so ethical. GOD. :love3:

You should tell him you need a referral to a new primary care physician.  When he asks why, just say "So you don't have to violate your ethical responsibilities when you find me hiding in your bedroom".  Of course, you'd need to follow through.  At least once.




#263542 what song are you listening to right now?

Posted by Bj1 on 05 January 2021 - 05:55 PM

LOL Such fond and insane memories of the recklessness before monogamy! :haha:

 

I have fond memories of the 70's and early to mid 80's.  Ah, the days when you'd just go to the doctor and say, "I think I need another penicillin shot".  Why I have them check for STD's these days, I don't know.  My hand isn't giving me any diseases :(




#263538 what song are you listening to right now?

Posted by Bj1 on 05 January 2021 - 12:04 PM




#263529 what song are you listening to right now?

Posted by Bj1 on 05 January 2021 - 04:01 AM