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What is Parker?

Post by 2bizE » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:17 pm

I keep hearing stuff about Parker. What is it?
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Re: What is Parker?

Post by wtfluff » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:40 pm

Do you mean Parler?
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Re: What is Parker?

Post by SaidNobody » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:11 am

2bizE wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:17 pm
I keep hearing stuff about Parker. What is it?
Parler is a social media application. It is similar to Twitter. The structures it's posts and threads much the same way. But you can type messages that are twice as long. You connect to a another media called rumble for videos.

Conservative have been having a hard time with Twitter Facebook and YouTube. So many have been migrating to different platforms. The same day they shut off President Trump's account they purged about 5 million conservatives from their platform. I am a nobody but I disabled my account.

A couple of years ago Twitter purged the entire Saudi Arabia government from their platform. So they switched to Parler. Conservatives such as Candice Owen also helped make them more popular. The Fox News commentator Dan Bongino became an owner/investor But most of the other owners are relatively unknown people starting a company.

It only started a couple of years ago but already has tens of millions of users and is often overwhelmed at this point.

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Re: What is Parker?

Post by SaidNobody » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:36 pm

So Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube have purged as many as 7 million or more conservative users from their platforms in the past few days. Many of those users decided to go to Parker. Myself included.

Google play store and the Apple app store have removed that application from the platform. Which sucks.

But that wasn't enough. They going to Amazon and it is hosting the website to take it down so that no one had already downloaded the app could use it.

Still believe in what you're doing? still want to explain to me how this isn't Nazi Germany happening all over again?

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Re: What is Parker?

Post by moksha » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:13 pm

Now that Parler is down, what about the Kremlin furnishing servers and the St. Petersburg hacking collective create a new posting app for Trump and his supporters? Putin still has the goal of bringing down the United States, and the assistance to Trump would further that agenda.
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Re: What is Parker?

Post by SaidNobody » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:07 am

moksha wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:13 pm
Now that Parler is down, what about the Kremlin furnishing servers and the St. Petersburg hacking collective create a new posting app for Trump and his supporters? Putin still has the goal of bringing down the United States, and the assistance to Trump would further that agenda.
Why would Putin be trying to bring down the United States when the Democrats are doing it all by themselves? They have banned conservatives from dozens of different international platforms.

Parler was being hosted by Amazon services. My biggest complaint with them is that their disaster recovery plan was not very realistic.

You don't silence the liars. You let them expose themselves or you assist in exposing them. You silence those who are telling truth. In politics is just always been that way.

And when I say that the Democrats are trying to bring down the United States, that isn't fair. 99% of Democrats are good people. Honest Patriots. There are people at the head of the Republican Party involved in this too.

Trump was doing what presidents had promised for 30 years or more. We am on the Republican Party are disgusted that we assisted some people along with Trump to hold their office or to take one only to have them turn on us and him.

I recently involved myself in a little bit in QANON. It was unavoidable when I saw evidence that John F Kennedy Jr, his wife and sister who supposedly died in a plane crash seemed to be alive.

JFK Jr was running for a senate seat in New York. Hillary Clinton decided that she needed that seat in her bid to run for president and he disappeared.

It is hard to tell what is real anymore. So just know that I love you guys, that I remain true to the faith and to our country. I know you guys have faltered in your faith, that it'll all work out.

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Re: What is Parker?

Post by moksha » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:20 am

SaidNobody wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:07 am
I recently involved myself in a little bit in QANON. It was unavoidable when I saw evidence that John F Kennedy Jr, his wife and sister who supposedly died in a plane crash seemed to be alive.

JFK Jr was running for a senate seat in New York. Hillary Clinton decided that she needed that seat in her bid to run for president and he disappeared.

It is hard to tell what is real anymore. So just know that I love you guys, that I remain true to the faith and to our country. I know you guys have faltered in your faith, that it'll all work out.
JFK Jr. died in a plane crash in 1999. President Clinton was still in office and the New York Senate race had yet to begin.

QAnon people were simply known as cranks and Russian disinformation specialists at that time.
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Re: What is Parker?

Post by SaidNobody » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:32 am

moksha wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:20 am
SaidNobody wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:07 am
I recently involved myself in a little bit in QANON. It was unavoidable when I saw evidence that John F Kennedy Jr, his wife and sister who supposedly died in a plane crash seemed to be alive.

JFK Jr was running for a senate seat in New York. Hillary Clinton decided that she needed that seat in her bid to run for president and he disappeared.

It is hard to tell what is real anymore. So just know that I love you guys, that I remain true to the faith and to our country. I know you guys have faltered in your faith, that it'll all work out.
JFK Jr. died in a plane crash in 1999. President Clinton was still in office and the New York Senate race had yet to begin.

QAnon people were simply known as cranks and Russian disinformation specialists at that time.
Huh. I will have to redo my research. I remember this going down live. I looked it up again a few months ago. JFK Jr had been running for almost a year when Hillary came in on the tell end just a few months before the election. But I will have to look into it again.

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Re: What is Parker?

Post by Cnsl1 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:40 am

You got it all wrong.

It was Elvis.

And Hillary was going to have him kilt but the Colonel seen it coming so they faked his death, and we knowed it was fake cuz dead bodies don't sweat. That was a wax Elvis in there. They waited for the right time, dyed his hair orange, taught him how to talk Yank and now he's back, baby. You could see him start to shaking those hips at the last rally. Elvis has left the rally, but he's still in the house!

Thank ya.. thank ya very much.

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Re: What is Parker?

Post by Cnsl1 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:43 am

And ... 7 MILLION accounts purged, SN?

Good golly. I wish you'd write out my paychecks. You got a thing for extra zeroes!

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Re: What is Parker?

Post by SaidNobody » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:05 am

Cnsl1 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:43 am
And ... 7 MILLION accounts purged, SN?

Good golly. I wish you'd write out my paychecks. You got a thing for extra zeroes!
I'm just repeating what I heard on some of these comments. Twitter "cleansed" about 5.5M users (fake accounts) that happened to be mostly conservative people. I think Facebook did about 800K YouTube did about 1.5M or vs. Even Spotify is getting in on the action. Amazon shut down Paler. It's hard to know the numbers, but in this month alone there were more than 8.1M installations from the Google Play Store. Their reason was that they are Trump supporters, but the planning of the DC rally was all done on Facebook. A lot of the services are "purging" offensive users and material from their sites.

This is telling on myself, but my daughter loved the movie Grease and has since she was 2. We know all of the songs love to sing along to many of them. One she couldn't song "Greased Lightning" which uses some rather inappropriate words, specifically the "p-word." But she turned on Cardi B's WAP song which would cuddle any moral bone in your body, (didn't affect me much.) So yeah, they are "purging" certain things.

So, 7 million isn't an exaggeration, it is probably very conservative, like me.

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Re: What is Parker?

Post by SaidNobody » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:11 am

moksha wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:20 am
SaidNobody wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:07 am
I recently involved myself in a little bit in QANON. It was unavoidable when I saw evidence that John F Kennedy Jr, his wife and sister who supposedly died in a plane crash seemed to be alive.

JFK Jr was running for a senate seat in New York. Hillary Clinton decided that she needed that seat in her bid to run for president and he disappeared.

It is hard to tell what is real anymore. So just know that I love you guys, that I remain true to the faith and to our country. I know you guys have faltered in your faith, that it'll all work out.
JFK Jr. died in a plane crash in 1999. President Clinton was still in office and the New York Senate race had yet to begin.

QAnon people were simply known as cranks and Russian disinformation specialists at that time.
Yes, you are right, it was July 16, 1999. Hillary won the senator senate seat in 2000. I remember thinking at the time this was way too suspicious. People loved him. He was smart, educated, handsome, American royalty, etc. Hillary announced her run and like within a month, he was dead, (or should I say missing?)

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Re: What is Parker?

Post by 2bizE » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:54 am

wtfluff wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:40 pm
Do you mean Parler?
Yes. I think autocorrect changed the name I typed in.
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Re: What is Parker?

Post by SaidNobody » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:23 pm

So the Parler CEO is saying that they may never come back online. The attack by Big Tech has so thoroughly blacklisted all of their possibilities that they may never be able to reopen the service. They didn't do anything wrong. They were just a meeting place for people not welcome on Twitter and Facebook.

This didn't actually cut the tongue out of anyone. But this was a way of expression for more than 10 million people.

There was a kiss for a baker didn't want to bake the cake for someone and they basically destroyed his life. Not only did they not want to bake the cake, so to speak, they destroyed the other cake bakers.

Curious to the feedback on this one.

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Re: What is Parker?

Post by moksha » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:27 am

SaidNobody wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:11 am
moksha wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:20 am
SaidNobody wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:07 am
I recently involved myself in a little bit in QANON. It was unavoidable when I saw evidence that John F Kennedy Jr, his wife and sister who supposedly died in a plane crash seemed to be alive.

JFK Jr was running for a senate seat in New York. Hillary Clinton decided that she needed that seat in her bid to run for president and he disappeared.

It is hard to tell what is real anymore. So just know that I love you guys, that I remain true to the faith and to our country. I know you guys have faltered in your faith, that it'll all work out.
JFK Jr. died in a plane crash in 1999. President Clinton was still in office and the New York Senate race had yet to begin.

QAnon people were simply known as cranks and Russian disinformation specialists at that time.
Yes, you are right, it was July 16, 1999. Hillary won the senator senate seat in 2000. I remember thinking at the time this was way too suspicious. People loved him. He was smart, educated, handsome, American royalty, etc. Hillary announced her run and like within a month, he was dead, (or should I say missing?)
You QAnon guys come up with the darnedest things!
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Re: What is Parker?

Post by SaidNobody » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:49 am

moksha wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:27 am
SaidNobody wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:11 am
moksha wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:20 am

JFK Jr. died in a plane crash in 1999. President Clinton was still in office and the New York Senate race had yet to begin.

QAnon people were simply known as cranks and Russian disinformation specialists at that time.
Yes, you are right, it was July 16, 1999. Hillary won the senator senate seat in 2000. I remember thinking at the time this was way too suspicious. People loved him. He was smart, educated, handsome, American royalty, etc. Hillary announced her run and like within a month, he was dead, (or should I say missing?)
You QAnon guys come up with the darnedest things!
Now, now. I am nowhere anywhere close to be considered QANON. What I shared with you was my personal experience and research. I remember the TV coverage of the race and the coverage of the disappearance of the plane.

Even though I had liked the Clintons fairly very well, there were rumors that they were not nice people. And when this happened my suspicious meter pegged into the red.

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Re: What is Parker?

Post by SaidNobody » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:16 pm

Parler has still not come back online.

I really would enjoy others chiming in on this. Are you guys okay that an entire social media platform has been shut down because another company didn't like who they were hosting?

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What is Parker?

Post by shrugged » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:49 am

Amazon Web Services doesn’t have to bake them a cake.


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Re: What is Parker?

Post by Mormorrisey » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:26 am

SaidNobody wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:16 pm
Parler has still not come back online.

I really would enjoy others chiming in on this. Are you guys okay that an entire social media platform has been shut down because another company didn't like who they were hosting?
Not only am I in favour of it, maybe if they shut the damn thing down before January 6, the beer belly putsch would have been over before it began.

Listen, this ain't about free speech on Parler. It's about "cheap" speech from the misinformed. Vile, hateful garbage that called for the violent deaths of government lawmakers and the planning of further insurrection starting today. You don't believe that's true? Take a look at this. It's not a great article, but it has the texts of both Parler's lawsuit and Amazon's response, which is the important part.

https://www.geekwire.com/2021/amazon-re ... -violence/

Read them. It's Parler's refusal to moderate calls for violence that led them here, not Amazon's quest to crush the little guy. They gave over a hundred examples of this kind of violent speech, and they have a backlog of 26,000 posts to hammer through that are similar. And I've seen some of them, there's screenshots of Lin Wood and other "patriots" calling for Mike Pence to be drawn and quartered. This is the kind of free speech you want to protect? The death of American lawmakers? The planning of further riots, sedition and insurrection against the government? Which the FBI is actively monitoring? The only thing I can think of to keep Parler up, is that these hillbilly rebels are truly that stupid to plan their revolution out in the open on Parler, and maybe keeping it up will just make it easier for the FBI to round them up. But Parler's refusal to to anything about these posts, to moderate them in any real way, caused their own demise, not "Big Tech."

There's a big, big, continental divide difference between coming here on NOM and making silly claims about election fraud, and coming here and calling for the death of American lawmakers and storming the Capitol. One will get you healthy debate, as we've seen in other posts that I myself have participated with you. The other, I hope, will get somebody kicked off for good. That's what Parler is doing wrong. I get that cutting off debate is censorship, but refusing to do something about calls for violence and insurrection is criminally irresponsible. And Amazon is absolutely doing the right thing here. A sentence I never thought I would write in my lifetime.

You know why I can post on Facebook and Donald Trump can't? Because I didn't call rioters "special people" and that I "loved them" and told them to always remember the day they killed a cop. You know why I can post on Twitter and Lin Wood can't? Because I haven't called for the death of the Vice President by firing squad. It's really very simple.

Perhaps if Trump supporters like yourself called on your fellow "patriots" to modify their violent, hateful speech against anybody who disagreed with them, instead of whining about First Amendment rights, perhaps Parler would still be up. And then you can find people who actually agree with you about election fraud!
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Re: What is Parker?

Post by SaidNobody » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:23 pm

Mormorrisey wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:26 am

Not only am I in favour of it, maybe if they shut the damn thing down before January 6, the beer belly putsch would have been over before it began.

Listen, this ain't about free speech on Parler. It's about "cheap" speech from the misinformed. Vile, hateful garbage that called for the violent deaths of government lawmakers and the planning of further insurrection starting today.
The Ayatollah of Iran is still on Facebook and Twitter. The Chinese Communist Party has presents about Facebook and Twitter. Louis Farrakhan has a presence on both Facebook and Twitter. Antifa has a presence on Facebook and Twitter.

The attack on the Capitol building was planned on Facebook.

But I just wanted to make sure that it was about the violence and the hate that you support this violation of our civil rights. I was on Parker. I never sad or hurt anything hateful. I have been hated on a lot on both Twitter and Facebook.

Making excuses for your Nazi and fascist behavior is no different than, well,...... what the Nazis and the fascists did.

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