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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,302
    edited January 11
    “Influencer.”
    to me, the word influencer is short for "self absorbed, shallow, attention seeking, vapid person".
    They are smart and making money.  If I could I would...
    Morals be damned if there's money to be made, huh? 
    What morals do you need to talk about what you think is the way to go on things?  That's all an influencer does.  Are their shady ones?  Sure.  I wouldn't be doing the shady stuff.  I'd talk about what I think would make money...

    EDIT:  I needed to mention that even though I'd love to be an influencer I openly say don't listen to them, lol.
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  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,796
    “Influencer.”
    to me, the word influencer is short for "self absorbed, shallow, attention seeking, vapid person".
    They are smart and making money.  If I could I would...
    Morals be damned if there's money to be made, huh? 
    What morals do you need to talk about what you think is the way to go on things?  That's all an influencer does.  Are their shady ones?  Sure.  I wouldn't be doing the shady stuff.  I'd talk about what I think would make money...
    "self absorbed, shallow, attention seeking, [&] vapid " aren't characteristics that I find admirable or something to strive towards in life regardless of the success it might bring. 

    I guess I still believe in shame. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,302
    “Influencer.”
    to me, the word influencer is short for "self absorbed, shallow, attention seeking, vapid person".
    They are smart and making money.  If I could I would...
    Morals be damned if there's money to be made, huh? 
    What morals do you need to talk about what you think is the way to go on things?  That's all an influencer does.  Are their shady ones?  Sure.  I wouldn't be doing the shady stuff.  I'd talk about what I think would make money...
    "self absorbed, shallow, attention seeking, [&] vapid " aren't characteristics that I find admirable or something to strive towards in life regardless of the success it might bring. 

    I guess I still believe in shame. 
    Influencer to me is another form of consulting.  Yes one can be self absorbed as you point out or you can be a consultant and influence too.  You don't have to have all the negatives attached to them.  Try looking at it that way.
  • Merkin BallerMerkin Baller Posts: 7,796
    “Influencer.”
    to me, the word influencer is short for "self absorbed, shallow, attention seeking, vapid person".
    They are smart and making money.  If I could I would...
    Morals be damned if there's money to be made, huh? 
    What morals do you need to talk about what you think is the way to go on things?  That's all an influencer does.  Are their shady ones?  Sure.  I wouldn't be doing the shady stuff.  I'd talk about what I think would make money...
    "self absorbed, shallow, attention seeking, [&] vapid " aren't characteristics that I find admirable or something to strive towards in life regardless of the success it might bring. 

    I guess I still believe in shame. 
    Influencer to me is another form of consulting.  Yes one can be self absorbed as you point out or you can be a consultant and influence too.  You don't have to have all the negatives attached to them.  Try looking at it that way.

    I get what you're saying. 
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 27,377
    I'd imagine this would challenge the #smalldickenergy of the best of them....


     
    Divisive influencer Tate loses appeal against asset seizures
    By NICOLAE DUMITRACHE AND STEPHEN McGRATH
    Today

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A court in Romania’s capital Bucharest has rejected an appeal by the divisive social media personality Andrew Tate against asset seizures by prosecutors who are investigating him on charges of being part of an organized crime group and human trafficking, an official said Wednesday.

    Tate, 36, a British-U.S. citizen who has 4.5 million followers on Twitter, was detained on Dec. 29. in Bucharest along with his brother Tristan and two Romanian women. On Tuesday, a court upheld a judge’s Dec. 30 move to extend their arrest from 24 hours to 30 days.

    In a separate hearing Wednesday at the Bucharest Tribunal, Tate lost an appeal that challenged assets seized by prosecutors, including properties and a fleet of luxury cars, said Ramona Bolla, a spokesperson for Romanian anti-organized crime agency DIICOT.

    The court “decided that the seizures are legal and (that) the goods remain at our disposal," she told The Associated Press.

    Prosecutors investigating the case have so far seized 15 luxury cars — 11 in December raids and four last week — at least seven of which are owned by the Tate brothers, and more than 10 properties and land owned by companies registered to them. Bolla said is not clear whether any assets seized since December were included in Wednesday's appeal.

    If prosecutors can prove the Tates gained money through human trafficking, Bolla said that the assets could be used to cover the expenses of the investigation and compensation for victims.

    Before the court ruling Wednesday Constantin Gliga, one of the lawyers representing Tate, told the media that the asset seizures are disproportional to the charges.

    DIICOT said it has identified six victims in the human trafficking case who were subjected to “acts of physical violence and mental coercion” and were sexually exploited by the members of the alleged crime group.

    The agency said victims were lured by pretenses of love, and later intimidated, kept under surveillance and subjected to other control tactics while being coerced into performing in pornography that was intended to make money for their alleged persecutors.

    Tate, a former professional kickboxer who has reportedly lived in Romania since 2017, was previously banned from various prominent social media platforms for expressing misogynistic views and hate speech.

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    McGrath contributed from Sighisoara, Romania.


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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 33,509
    she was detained by german police while protesting at a coal mine
    I'm through with screaming...

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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,674
    she was detained by german police while protesting at a coal mine
    And the police got stuck in the mud and there was a mud wizard present, apparently. I'll try to post the pic.
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,674
    Gift article as I'm all thumbs when trying to do interwebbery things. Its the video link and its actually pretty funny.

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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 33,509
    she was detained by german police while protesting at a coal mine
    And the police got stuck in the mud and there was a mud wizard present, apparently. I'll try to post the pic.
    I saw the video of it. It was hilarious
    I'm through with screaming...

    Darwinspeed, folks...I'm out


  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,647
    Gift article as I'm all thumbs when trying to do interwebbery things. Its the video link and its actually pretty funny.

    https://wapo.st/3CUWro0

    That is absolutely bizarre!  How strange that the police were stuck in the mud but the mud wizard (other than a slight stumble) seemed to manage just fine.  Also,  I didn't see Greta in the video.
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 4,477
    It just seems so high-cost / low-benefit to stage an arrest. I don't understand this.
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    How much training must one undertake to become an ordained Mud Wizard?
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,647
    edited January 18
    OnWis97 said:
    It just seems so high-cost / low-benefit to stage an arrest. I don't understand this.
    Probably high cost, no doubt.  But if the kid's getting more kids on board with the message, that seems well worth it to me.
    Poncier said:
    How much training must one undertake to become an ordained Mud Wizard?

    It's all about mental levitation.  Being a Mud Wizard is the first step.  The best move to do this:

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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 27,377

     
    Greta Thunberg carried away by police at German mine protest
    By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER
    Yesterday

    BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany carried Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and other protesters away Tuesday from the edge of an open coal pit mine where they demonstrated against the ongoing destruction of a village to make way for the mine's expansion, German news agency dpa reported.

    Thunberg was among hundreds of people who resumed anti-mining protests at multiple locations in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia a day after the last two climate activists holed up in a tunnel beneath the village of Luetzerath left the site.

    The German government reached a deal with energy company RWE last year allowing it to destroy the village in return for ending coal use by 2030, rather than 2038. Both argue the coal is needed to ensure Germany’s energy security that's squeezed by the cut in supply of Russian gas due to the war in Ukraine.

    But environmentalists say bulldozing Luetzerath will result in vast greenhouse gas emissions. Germany is expected to miss its ambitious climate targets for the second year in a row.

    Amid the heated coal debate in Germany, the European Union pushed forward on Tuesday with a major clean tech industrial project designed to boost its plans for a greener future as the 27-nation bloc pursues the goal of being climate neutral by 2050.

    Elsewhere in western Germany, dozens of climate activists glued themselves to a main street in Germany’s western city of Cologne and to a state government building in Duesseldorf. Near Rommerskirchen, a group of about 120 activists also occupied the coal railroad tracks to the Neurath power plant, according to police and RWE.

    Those who refused to leave the tracks were carried away, dpa reported.

    In addition, several people occupied a giant digger at the coal mine of Inden, while hundreds of other protesters joined a march near Luetzerath. The village itself was evacuated by the police in recent days and is sealed off.

    Once again, there were a few clashes with the police.

    Several activists ran over to the Garzweiler open pit mine, according to dpa. They stood at the brink of the open pit, which has a sharp break-off edge. Police said it was dangerous and people were prohibited from staying there.

    Thunberg had traveled to western Germany to participate in weekend demonstrations against the expanded mine and also took part in Tuesday’s protest near Luetzerath. Police in nearby Aachen said a group of around 50 protesters got dangerously close to the rim of the mine and did not want to leave despite being asked to do so.

    All the people in that group had to be carried away from the edge of the mine and were then temporarily held to determine their identities, police said. Photos from the scene showed Thunberg was one of those whom officers took away.

    One protester was able to enter the mine, RWE said, calling the move “very reckless,” dpa said.

    A police spokesman, who spoke on condition of anonymity as is customary in Germany, said he was not permitted to give out any details on Thunberg or any other individuals who participated in the protest due to privacy rules.

    Police and RWE started evicting protesters from Luetzerath on Jan. 11, removing roadblocks, chopping down treehouses and bulldozing buildings.

    Activists have cited the symbolic importance of Luetzerath for years, and thousands of people demonstrated Saturday against the razing of the village by RWE for the expansion of the Garzweiler coal mine.

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    Follow AP’s coverage of the climate and environment at https://apnews.com/hub/climate-and-environment


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  • TJ25487TJ25487 Posts: 1,363
    Gullible much? 

    Greta Thunberg laughs in video with German police before coal mine detention photo-op: 'Staged for cameras'

    Thunberg, a climate change activist, sparks backlash for joking with German police at the Garzweiler open pit mine

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,647
    TJ25487 said:
    Gullible much? 

    Greta Thunberg laughs in video with German police before coal mine detention photo-op: 'Staged for cameras'

    Thunberg, a climate change activist, sparks backlash for joking with German police at the Garzweiler open pit mine


    Good question.  But no, I don't believe everything I read on the internet.  Especially copy and pasted stuff without links.
    Sheesh man, come on.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 33,509
    I'm through with screaming...

    Darwinspeed, folks...I'm out


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    lmao i wouldn't want to share a link from that dump of a website either
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 32,674
    Not to mention that the whole demonstration was "staged." What do they think? That climate protests are like spontaneous tourist visits to the Capitol? And I guess laughing at the police is worse than hitting them with a metal pole, tazering them, spraying bear spray at them and otherwise violently assualting them? But you know, values. And Freedumb.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,302
    In that Fox article she even claims that they "peacefully protested and were let go later that day"

    Also why is she being ridiculed for laughing with the cops?  What did they do to deserve any backlash from Greta and company?

    Don't believe the MSM but also don't believe the hype from FOX, dear lord man...
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 12,786
    TJ25487 said:
    Gullible much? 

    Greta Thunberg laughs in video with German police before coal mine detention photo-op: 'Staged for cameras'

    Thunberg, a climate change activist, sparks backlash for joking with German police at the Garzweiler open pit mine


    "Gullible much?"

    Greta Thunberg: German police deny protest detainment was staged - BBC News

    Greta Thunberg: German police deny protest detainment was staged

    German police have denied being "extras for Greta Thunberg" after false claims that her detainment at a protest in western Germany was staged.

    A viral post falsely claimed the climate activist being held by police was "all set up for the cameras".

    Ms Thunberg and other activists were seeking to stop the abandoned village of Lützerath from being demolished for the expansion of a coal mine.

    The video of her being removed by police has gained millions of views.

    "We would never give ourselves to make such recordings," a spokesperson for local police told the BBC, denying allegations that Ms Thunberg's detainment was fake.

    But it is important that the police enable reporting and guarantee the protection of media workers, they added.

    The viral video shows the climate campaigner flanked by police officers on either side.

    Meanwhile a few photographers can be seen snapping photos and moving around her, as Ms Thunberg smiles.

    Several other police officers who were also standing nearby appear to be waiting with her before walking her away from the scene.

    Some online have jumped onto these moments of officers and Ms Thunberg waiting around, to falsely claim that it is part of a staged photo opportunity.

    However the interior ministry of the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia told the BBC that the police officers and Ms Thunberg were waiting for logistical reasons.

    "They had to wait for a couple of minutes before they could bring her to a certain police car," said the spokesperson.

    They added that "the whole situation has been used by those with political motives and the real reason is entirely practical and mundane."

    A Twitter post falsely claiming that the detainment of Greta Thunberg was fakeIMAGE SOURCE,TWITTER/SCREENSHOT
    Image caption,
    The viral post with the video of Greta Thunberg and police officers at the protest

    Christian Wernicke, a journalist from German news outlet Süddeutsche Zeitung who was there at the time, said the police officers "were deciding how they would proceed with the identity check and waiting to take Greta to the police vehicle."

    "My impression was that there was confusion. Greta was not the first protester who had been taken away from the sit-in," Mr Wernicke added.

    "I've seen different reactions to the video. Some say that the footage looks like the police are setting her up to embarrass her and others say that it is all part of some propaganda.

    "People are interpreting and using this footage for their own motives."

    Many online also falsely claimed it was a "fake arrest" but police clarified that Ms Thunberg had not been arrested but had been briefly detained.


    article continued at link

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,647

    Faux news!  I never would have guessed!  :lol:
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  • In that Fox article she even claims that they "peacefully protested and were let go later that day"

    Also why is she being ridiculed for laughing with the cops?  What did they do to deserve any backlash from Greta and company?

    Don't believe the MSM but also don't believe the hype from FOX, dear lord man...
    even greta knows acab. she was laughing at them.
    Had to look up what ACAB means to find it stands for ALL Cops are Bastards.  What the heck is that??? I thought promoting HATE speech was strictly prohibited on this forum w/ a one way ticket to getting banned.  Especially agaist 
     people who puts their lives on the line every single day for such a obviously ungrateful public.   Sometimes this place is entertaining and educational , and sometimes this place really promotes Division and HATE that is never called out since it’s accepted.  





  • Stupid left. Bunch of brainless wimps. First sign of trouble, they call the cops. 

    Stupid, hypocritical, disgusting left. 

    Suppose a majority of this forum are in ATL today. Getting ready for their - Night of Rage. 

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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 27,377
    pot meet kettle
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    Romanian judge grants 30-day extension of Tate detention
    By NICOLAE DUMITRACHE AND STEPHEN McGRATH
    33 mins ago

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A judge in Romania has granted a request to extend by another 30 days the arrest of Andrew Tate, the social media personality who was detained in the country on charges of being part of an organized crime group, human trafficking and rape, an official said Friday.

    Tate, 36, a British-U.S. citizen who has 4.7 million followers on Twitter, was initially detained on Dec. 29, in Bucharest, Romania’s capital. His brother, Tristan, and two Romanian women were arrested and held in the same case.

    Ramona Bolla, a spokesperson for Romania’s anti-organized crime agency, DIICOT, told The Associated Press that prosecutors requested the second 30-day extension Thursday to keep all four in detention while the investigation continued. A judge approved the request Friday, she said.

    The judge’s decision at the Bucharest Tribunal came after all four lost an appeal last week in a Bucharest court against a judge’s Dec. 30 ruling to extend their arrests from 24 hours to 30 days.

    The Tates are also likely to appeal Friday’s extension.

    Ioan Gliga, a lawyer for the Tate brothers, said he considered the ruling Friday as “totally unjustified.”

    “Only an hour ago, the session was closed and the file has 20 volumes,” he said, “I find it very hard to believe that someone has the physical capacity to study the file in such a short time, as only yesterday it reached the tribunal.”

    A post on Andrew Tate's Twitter account Thursday read: "I’m in detention as they 'look' for evidence. Evidence they will never find because we are not guilty. They have and will continue to ignore and throw away any and all testimony or hard evidence (that) we are innocent."

    “My case isn’t about the truth. This is about Politics," the post continued.

    Tate, a former professional kickboxer who has reportedly lived in Romania since 2017, was previously banned from various prominent social media platforms for expressing misogynistic views and hate speech.

    Romanian authorities descended on a compound near Bucharest last week and towed away a fleet of luxury cars that included a blue Rolls-Royce, a Ferrari and a Porsche. They reported seizing assets worth an estimated $3.9 million.

    Prosecutors have said that if they can prove the owners gained money through illicit activities such as human trafficking, the assets would be used to cover the expenses of the investigation and to compensate victims. Tate also unsuccessfully appealed the asset seizure.

    After the Tates and the two women were arrested in December, DIICOT said in a statement that it had identified six victims in the human trafficking case who were subjected to “acts of physical violence and mental coercion” and were sexually exploited by the members of the alleged crime group.

    The agency said victims were lured with pretenses of love, and later intimidated, kept under surveillance and subjected to other control tactics while being coerced into engaging in recorded pornographic acts.

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 38,647
    Stupid left. Bunch of brainless wimps. First sign of trouble, they call the cops. 

    Stupid, hypocritical, disgusting left. 

    Suppose a majority of this forum are in ATL today. Getting ready for their - Night of Rage. 

    LOL!

    An amazingly intelligent post.  Thank you for your insight and internet prowess.

    Now, off I go to  rage!
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  • benjsbenjs Toronto, ONPosts: 8,654
    Stupid left. Bunch of brainless wimps. First sign of trouble, they call the cops. 

    Stupid, hypocritical, disgusting left. 

    Suppose a majority of this forum are in ATL today. Getting ready for their - Night of Rage. 

    LOL!
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 20,431
    In that Fox article she even claims that they "peacefully protested and were let go later that day"

    Also why is she being ridiculed for laughing with the cops?  What did they do to deserve any backlash from Greta and company?

    Don't believe the MSM but also don't believe the hype from FOX, dear lord man...
    even greta knows acab. she was laughing at them.
    Had to look up what ACAB means to find it stands for ALL Cops are Bastards.  What the heck is that??? I thought promoting HATE speech was strictly prohibited on this forum w/ a one way ticket to getting banned.  Especially agaist 
     people who puts their lives on the line every single day for such a obviously ungrateful public.   Sometimes this place is entertaining and educational , and sometimes this place really promotes Division and HATE that is never called out since it’s accepted.  





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  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 7,952
    In that Fox article she even claims that they "peacefully protested and were let go later that day"

    Also why is she being ridiculed for laughing with the cops?  What did they do to deserve any backlash from Greta and company?

    Don't believe the MSM but also don't believe the hype from FOX, dear lord man...
    even greta knows acab. she was laughing at them.
    Had to look up what ACAB means to find it stands for ALL Cops are Bastards.  What the heck is that??? I thought promoting HATE speech was strictly prohibited on this forum w/ a one way ticket to getting banned.  Especially agaist 
     people who puts their lives on the line every single day for such a obviously ungrateful public.   Sometimes this place is entertaining and educational , and sometimes this place really promotes Division and HATE that is never called out since it’s accepted.  





    If you hadn’t seen ACAB before, you probably have a narrow intake of information. 
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