Michael Rupp

Fantasy Football


So @Fantasy Sports Discussion this is going on in the Geek world...

Star Wars x Football Helmets

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I wonder if people would wear them to real #American #Football events because nobody I know of wears a helmet in #FantasyFootball.
Michael Rupp
Fantasy Football
So @Fantasy Sports Discussion this is going on in the Geek world...

Star Wars x Football Helmets

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I wonder if people would wear them to real #American #Football events because nobody I know of wears a helmet in #FantasyFootball.
Michael Rupp
That's Holy Koolaid's art style, right?
https://holykoolaid.com/
Michael Rupp
A systemic societal mistake prevalent in America
I'm not sure this is true throughout the world or just in pockets of society, but I know it's widespread. Here's the gist; #Girl does something nice to #Boy, boy falls madly in love with girl, girl finds it objectively #Creepy, girl treats boy badly, boy is very confused.

I assume that the source of the problem is the affectionless treatment of boys by relatives and guardians. It doesn't have to be abuse, but the #Spartan attitude of #Toughness in much of our society causes one important part of the child's life to be so empty that when a drop hits the bottom of that empty vessel it electrifies a need to get more that is overwhelming to people unprepared to fill that need.

It doesn't have to be mutually exclusive that a child learns toughness or receives ample #Affection in their life. They can easily get both. Children raised with the old, "don't coddle your child it will weaken them," delusion are raising children who won't fit into social settings well.

I wonder if the average #Utah #Mormon is immune to this problem because they are notoriously nice to each other within their familial group and #Religion.

#Love #Kindness #Relationships #Society #Outcast
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I wonder if the average #Utah #Mormon is immune to this problem because they are notoriously nice to each other within their familial group and #Religion.
well, this Mormon thinks it's at least possible that this is the case, but, I think in reality, Mormons are only slightly less immune to societal misnomers than other groups.

But overall, it's definitely something to think about - how we treat boys. thanks.
Michael Rupp
U.S. Steals Tons Of Food From Venezuela
#WTF? This is an Act of #War. To block food from a country like #Venezuela because they won't let #America's #BigOil industry exploit their natural resources is not just an act of war, it's a #WarCrime.


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I Tried Hiding From Silicon Valley in a Pile of Privacy Gadgets


This is a fun romp about how #Surveillance #Capitalism has become as #Omnipresent as the magnetic field of the Sun.


David
I use Google, Facebook, Amazon, Lyft, Uber, Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify. I have two Amazon Echos, a Google Home, an iPhone, a MacBook Air, a Nest thermostat, a Fitbit, and a Roku. I shared the secrets of my genetic makeup by spitting in one vial for 23andMe, another for an ancestry site affiliated with National Geographic, and a third to test my athletic potential.
You're an idiot.
David
Audio just finished playing.

The guy's mistake was to buy more gadgets. He makes privacy seem like a lot of work, and something that you have to buy.
  • Replace the full-fledged trackers with 2 flip phones: one always on and always at home, and the other carried whenever leaving home, but only powered on in emergencies. Plan for both phones includes 0 data. This will be much less expensive than buying and using one full-fledged tracker that runs Google or Apple software.
  • Get cash from an ATM every 6 weeks or so, and spend cash for everything. People are happy to take your cash.
  • Run an easy-to-use Linux-based OS on your computer, like Mint. Use only this to connect to the Internet. Set up once, and forget about it.
  • Use Ice Cat or Pale Moon as your web browser. Install all the privacy add-ons we all use, like NoScript, uBlock Origin, etc. Set up once, and forget about it.
  • Use Tutanota or ProtonMail for email. Set up once, and forget about it.
  • Download and use the Tor Browser for email and other such accounts. Set up once, and forget about it.
  • Use random usernames and passwords, and let your computer remember them. Never use the same username or password for more than one account. Never use your name as part of a username. Set up once, and forget about it.
  • Don't get accounts with anyone who demands your name or other personal information. Asking for an email address is OK because you can give a different one for every account. Set up once, and forget about it.
  • Use Mullvad as your VPN. They neither need nor want your name or email address. This is the only item in this list that actually costs money. You can pay for a whole year at a time, or even multiple years. You can actually mail cash to them, with a note that has your account number. This is very discouraged by postal authorities.
  • Save a huge amount of money by not buying any gadgets that use any software made by Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, or Apple.
  • Save even more money by not buying anything that can connect to the Internet, except your computer running Mint.
Your bank and the DMV will know where you live, but no one else needs to. Your friends will have your phone number, but no one else needs to.

This how I live. I have much privacy and spend much less money than most people.
Michael Rupp
false equivalents
This is a brilliant video. It gets at the core of so many of today's problems with #Relationships, competing group dynamics, #Religious intolerance, and so many more societal maladies. You can see it fit nicely onto #HateGroups from ordinary #Bigots all the way to #MassMurderers by #NeoNazis or other #WhiteSupremicy groups.



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Michael Rupp
The Family - Netflix
Well, this is gonna be a hoot for #Atheists to watch on #Netflix or, however you can steal it. It looks so much like a #Conspiracy #Theory type story that my "Spidey-Sense" is tingling. I can't wait to watch it, but I feel like I'm going to have to be so much more skeptical about it than I am about #Religions.

#TheFamily


An enigmatic #conservative #Christian group known as the #Family wields enormous influence in Washington, D.C., in pursuit of its global ambitions.

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Michael Rupp
Just listening to this #Podcast from 2016, you know, from before #Trump was unleashed on the world with 5 infinity stones. This story reveals why plenty of #American's could reject #Hillary #Clinton.


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The Trump administration wants access to encrypted messages
Yes #WTF! The #Trump has decided to eliminate the #Right to #Privacy in the #USA. I can see the short-sightedness of his base of support being in favor of this because they think if it happens they will be in power forever.


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Michael Rupp
Still hoping somebody in the #Fediverse likes #Fantasy #Sports! Getting close to the deadline to form an #AmericanFootball #FantasyLeague. I've been posting @Fantasy Sports Discussion #Trolling for team owners to come and have fun in my league for a couple of months now.

Get at it! Nerds & Geeks League. I'm literally hoping for only #Nerds & #Geeks. I might be both. Sign up at https://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/f1/11408/invitation?key=1fb4fc9e0fc7d9ee&soc_trk=lnk&ikey=17933be22a3eacb4
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State v. Keith Davis, Jr. – Episode 11 - Reasonable Doubt
This episode of Undisclosed reveals amazing #Corruption in the #UnitedStates #Justice #System. The #Baltimore PD plant evidence, defraud forensic evidence and lie in open court about the fraudulent evidence. To harken back to the O. J. Simpson trial, I knew he was guilty but was happy with the verdict because the evidence they had was insufficient to convict within a healthy justice system.

In this episode of the #Undisclosed #Podcast, you'll see that the police don't need evidence to convict poor people.


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Michael Rupp
Earth's sacrifice zones: the parts we can't save
An amazing but tragically terrible story on #ClimateChange from The Signal - ABC News (Australia). Do you live in an "expendable" place? Are you disenfranchised by the government that claims dominion over you and your land? If so, you are Royally-fucked. #HeatWave


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Michael Rupp
Wow, WTF! America's got a deep walk-in skeleton closet.
AP News: Hundreds of black deaths in 1919 are being remembered Hundreds of black deaths in 1919 are being remembered https://apnews.com/d7830d62a99f4cdd8f0a0d08cefb92c5
Michael Rupp
Not just cute, but poignant and timely...
I know #Twitter #Warning, but c'mon... This kid is very cute about delivering her sharp #Satire about #YouTUBE Contributors who are on the hamster-cash-wheel. This youthful performer is at #Vidcon2019 and is going by @PugLoca on tweeter.
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Michael Rupp
Quote: "Data is the new oil, and the EU is giving it all away"
Oh #Snap! Yes they did! The hegemony of #Microshaft and #Google are about to get their wings clipped. The drug dealer method of addicting people to software is going to come to an end (somewhere).
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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.






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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
Click to open/closeIt hinges on the premise of the #Tower of #Babylon. If #God got his panties in a bunch over a 300-foot tall building, why not stop us from skyscrapers, space travel, Google Translate?

The show is a more playful romp than, "can God make a rock so big even he can't pick it up?"


@Atheists in the open
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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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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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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 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?
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