Michael Rupp
Does anybody on the #Fediverse do the #Fantasy #Sports thing? I'm trolling for #FantasyFootball types to get in on a league I run; #Nerds & #Geeks League. It's shitloads of #Fun if you haven't tried it yet.

@Fantasy Sports Discussion
Michael Rupp
Michael Rupp
YANSS 157 – The psychology behind why people don’t speak out against, and even defend, norms they secretly despise
This is an amazing #Podcast about how and why we get stuck in #GroupThink. Theirs a new buzz going around about #FreeSpeech but from the point of view of, "you're #Censoring me!" This podcast is focused on the, "why am I censoring me?" We are doing it because we don't realize that a majority of us think contrary to the incorrect conventional wisdom of the day, but we fear speaking out because we don't have evidence to support our silent dissenting thoughts are in the majority view, especially not within whatever our current social group is. People who might agree with you in private can't risk defiance of the group's thinking in public, so they will not be an ally. This makes us in aggregate doomed to stick with terrible ideas till enough catastrophy happens to the established leaders and the spell gets broken.






@Atheists in the open
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Michael Rupp
A Tower That Reaches The Heavens
If you appreciate cheeky things to say to annoy your #Priest, #Nun, #Sunday #School #Teacher, #Deacon, #Rabbi, #Preacher, maybe even #Imam, etc., then this story is for you.
Spoiler Alert
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The show is a more playful romp than, "can God make a rock so big even he can't pick it up?"


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Michael Rupp
John Kelly: Godfather and Profiteer of the Kids in Camps - SOME MORE NEWS
Cody on his Showdy is coining a new phrase, #KidcentrationCamps instead of #ConcentrationCamps. #America has fallen, or if you listen to his video, we've been doing this forever. #Profiting on the suffering of others as a way of life.

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Charles Berry
This typical. Living off someone else's misery. Mankind is cruel to his own kind. Shameful
Michael Rupp
What's stopping euthanasia laws?
So as to not get prejudged, I don't advocate #Suicide as a solution to a hard life, I advocate society to support its struggling members to live a meaningful happy life. Sometimes I can understand why a person checks-out though. When people are medically circling the drain, I can certainly advocate for a person deciding to end the suffering. I'm nuanced on the topic. However...

Theirs a lot of #Religious vs. #Secular arguments around #Euthanasia, but I'd like to offer an #Economic perspective. I have a natural distrust when something is clearly an intractable argument, that instances of the predicament have to be judged on a one at a time basis, but it gets #Religious people trying to front run it as if they have the answers. In the workings of my mind, these righteously indignant "do-gooders" are giving cover to #Nefarious people in power who want the same result as the religious #Zealots do but for an entirely unethical and often horrific reason.

If people are allowed to decide when they don't want to play the miserable existence game anymore, they are a type of slave to the social industrial complex which wants live bodies for economic gain. If your will to live forces you to work for food, they win and you have no power. If you can't work, they will make you live and bill your next of kin for the extension of your life that you don't want.

It always puzzles me why more people of #Faith aren't in a hurry to die; It's supposed to be wonderful after you die compared to this—at times or in places— Hell-Hole. So the church—to keep people from checking out of the serfdom life—made a decree that #Suicide sends you to #Hell. It must have been suicidal to go to war back then with the death count, but nooooooo, those early deaths were Martyrs for Jesus, so off to #Heaven for you lot.

So to me, politicians want disenfranchised people stuck in shit jobs to line the golden chalices of the wealthy people who bribe them, and the churches give politicians cover to fool the masses into going along with it. Listen to this latest #Podcast by #Austrailias #TheSignal on the topic and ask yourself if you think the real reason politicians are agreeing with the church (which molests children) because of sound moral thinking from religious texts, or nefarious economic reasons.


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Michael Rupp
I'm trying the #DiCa app on an #Android mobile device to see how well a post can be. No BBCode in this one.
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Michael Rupp
How To Maybe Criticize Israel? - SOME MORE NEWS
Great breakdown of the #Israel #Palestine crisis. It's violently incorrect to call a person anti #Jew for merely being anti #Israeli #Government. That government is #Genocidal towards the #Palestinian people. I'm an #Atheist and I care about both #Jewish and #Muslim citizens in that whole region. I despise both the governing bodies in the area and have self-hate for my own government for funding this slow genocide of Palestinians. I do hate the Israeli government more because they are the instigating force that causes the reactionary groups like #Hamas to come about.

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Michael Rupp to Fantasy Sports Discussion via wall-to-wall:
@Trevor Schadt Sorry to bother you, but I was perusing the global directory and saw sports fan next to your name. Want to make a guess as to why nobody seems to be talking on Federated networks about fantasy sports? Am I barking up the wrong tree?
Atheists in the open
tribalism
This TheraminTrees doesn't make a single bad video.



#Religion #Tribalism
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Michael Rupp
The cool kids are saying Emolumental now...
Since it is a #Criminal act in the #USA for the #POTUS to benefit personally through the holding of the office of #President because of the #EmolumentsClause,
“No Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them [the United States], shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, #Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”,
and the #Trump crime family has sarcastically and monumentally broken this law, his time in office is being called #Emolumental on social media. In this particular case, we see the monetary reasons for #War in #Iran and the driving forces behind the #FalseFlag operations (like the damaged―not sunken―oil tankers), trying to drum up popular support for such a fraught #Military endeavor. It will be #America's newest #Vietnam.
Keebo
Comic Book is a way different story than the movie
Michael Rupp to Atheists in the open via wall-to-wall:
The Case for Abortion that Every Pro-Lifer Needs to Hear (Ft. Rachel Oates)
#Abortion and #AbortionRights are hot topics in the #US #News but these videos calm down the rhetoric and make salient #Scientific points to resolve the debate.

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Part 2


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Michael Rupp to Fantasy Sports Discussion via wall-to-wall:
If NFL Refs Played Fantasy Football
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Michael Rupp
If NFL Refs Played Fantasy Football

If NFL Refs Played Fantasy Football


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Michael Rupp
Fantasy Football
So I'm wondering if their's a built-in aversion in #Federated social networking against #FantasySports, more specifically #FantasyFootball which is a right bunch of fun. It seems that people attracted to #ActivityPub are also the type who would like it.
sites.google.com/view/ngl-42
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Michael Rupp
Special Counsel Robert Mueller speaks at U.S. Justice Department | USA TODAY
It's #MuellerTime! (for young people or non-US citizens the hashtag is a spin on an ad campaign by a beer company called Miller)



#Trump #Crime #Oligarchy #Putin #Russia #Mueller #USA #Impeachment
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Michael Rupp to Fantasy Sports Discussion via wall-to-wall:
tribalism
This TheraminTrees doesn't make a single bad video.



#Religion #Tribalism
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Michael Rupp

Another Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody

“The immigration agency lacks protocols for tending to migrant populations, and especially for populations presenting some type of illness,” said Jorge Andrade of the independent nonprofit Institute for Democracy and Safety, which monitors the detention of migrants in Mexico.

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #GovernmentShutdown #GovernmentFunding #FederalEmployees #FederalBranches #Politics #News #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown #Senate #HouseOfRepresentatives #Congress #Nielsen #KristjenNielsen #McAleenan #KevinMcAleenan #RefugeesWelcome #DHS #DepartmentOfHomelandSecurity #Mexico #México #Calexico #SanYsidro #RioGrande
Michael Rupp
@Keebo What are you doing here? This is the worst forum for you to try advertising on, so their's that. Also, their's not much chance of your content getting seen. Also, if people do see it, they're not going to buy it.
Michael Rupp
It seems like a ghost town. Why are you here?



Also, this makes me wonder if you are new to Federated type social networks. Am I wrong?
Michael Rupp
I'm not sure you get the Federation type social networks. Besides you, I'm pretty sure I'm the only person on Earth that saw any of your posts here.

Do you have any evidence that somebody besides you or I have seen them?
Michael Rupp
Facebook Co-Founder, Lawmakers Call For Social Network Split
We're finally talking seriously about breaking up the monsters.
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Michael Rupp
Trump 2020 GOP Challenger: ‘No Limit’ To Damage Another Trump Term Could Do
Well this is happy news for #Democrats
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Michael Rupp to Fantasy Sports Discussion via wall-to-wall:
Anybody here do the Fantasy Premier League Football and can talk about it? #Soccer #Football
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Michael Rupp
The United States is seriously fucked up.

Third migrant child dies in US custody

He was detained on April 19 by agents at the southern border, Guatemala’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. One day later, he was sent to a government-contracted youth shelter in Brownsville, Texas, to begin a process of family reunification, according to the ministry.

The following morning, employees noticed that the teen was sick with “fever, chills and a headache,” Stauffer said. They took him to a nearby hospital where he received treatment. He then returned to the shelter.

Describing the boy’s medical condition, the Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the boy had “a severe infection in the frontal lobe that showed no improvement, even after a surgical intervention to stabilize the pressure inside the head area.”

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #GovernmentShutdown #GovernmentFunding #FederalEmployees #FederalBranches #Politics #News #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown #Senate #HouseOfRepresentatives #Congress #Nielsen #KristjenNielsen #McAleenan #KevinMcAleenan #RefugeesWelcome #DHS #DepartmentOfHomelandSecurity #Mexico #México #Calexico #SanYsidro #RioGrande
Michael Rupp to Fantasy Sports Discussion via wall-to-wall:
Dominant FanDuel Fantasy Sports Player: Bryce Mauro | FRONTLINE

BUT DON'T EVER DO THIS!!!!!

FanDuel and their genre are verboten!

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Michael Rupp
Feminist Sex Positions
That's funny right there Liz Miele​ @lizmiele I don't care who you are, that's funny right there.


#Feminist #Comedy
Michael Rupp
What does my headscarf mean to you?
I love this girl immediately! Yassmin Abdel-Magied can "drop the mic".



#Freedom #FreedomOfExpression #Xenophobia #Culture #Equality
Michael Rupp
Assaulting A Police Officer?
#RevealNews #PoliceState
Michael Rupp
Me and Malcolm X
I'm surprised how much the ideas I have sounded like Malcolm X's ideas.

#MalcolmX
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Michael Rupp
Religions of Peace
Something endearing about their smiles.
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Thanks to "Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian"
Landover Baptist Church, YouTUBE, Twitter, IMDB, Wikipedia, Rational Wiki, Farcebook

#Religion #Comedy #Scriptures #Quran #Bible
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Michael Rupp
When evangelicals were pro-choice
So it was only in my lifetime that #Evangelicals became #ProLife. Before Jerry Falwell (the disgraced preacher) they were #ProChoice.
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Michael Rupp
A new litmus test for government policy
This is an old blog I wrote, and I worked hard on it. Please have a read. Comments with criticism are encouraged. #Government #Ethics #Environment #SocialJustice #Resources #Armageddon #Doomsday #Distopia #Economics #Economy #Sustainability #Policy #Politics #Energy #GreenNewDeal
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Friendica Server Spins Up
Starts:  Friday March 01, 2019 @ 4:50 PM
Finishes:  Friday March 01, 2019 @ 5:20 PM
This particular Friendica server was spun up for the first time.
Location:  Williamsville, NY, United States
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