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I don’t like the idea they flag houses with children! With all the pedophiles in Christian organizations, that is one invasion of privacy too far.

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The scary part of this is that it can be used to target "those people" like atheists or LGBTQ or POC.

Want to go paint swastikas on someone's house? Check the app for where the Jews are!

Need to know who is behind the petition circulating around school to bring back banned books, or supporting LGBTQ kids? Check the app, see if anyone made a note about rainbow flags!

Want to SWAT someone? There it is, right on the APP!

Insane.

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Feature, not bug.

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Christians are predators.

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They're more like the extinct Andrewsarchus, a huge, prehistoric, carnivorous mammal related to sheep, than actual sheep. (google it, yikes!)

May they follow its example and fade into extinction. This is not acceptable; it's intrusive and can easily be used abusively. I'm about at the end of my Rope of Tolerance with this sort of thing. It's dangerous in the hands of a fanatic. It has a lot of negative potential.

Maybe it's time to invest in door signs informing such unwanted visitors that their presence is not welcome at your house. Ignore the signs at your peril, you nosy-ass pieces of evangelistic stool!

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The Mercers are tax evading billionaires who developed the original “targeting” software at Cambridge Analytica/ Emeradata. They are Dominionist FASCISTS who, no surprise, are good friends with the DeVoss-Prince family (you might recall Eric Prince, the murderous founder of Blackwater, who does covert operations with equally murderous people from the Middle East and Russia . . .and his sister, Betsy, carrying out the dismantling functions of Libertarianism at the Education Dept. . . .her husband’s Michigan hospital “pinged” messaging to/from the Kremlin to Trump’s WH . . . ) These sanctimonious, dangerous fascists were targeting voters on Facebook and Twitter before there were “apps.”

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Tax evasion is not illegal. The more you know. Tax fraud is.

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And abuse

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Just because this is legal (to me this is worse than the threat from Tik Tok, because you can choose not to be a part of TT.) doesn’t make this ethical. But ethics are not a concern for evangelicals. Maybe it’s because their morals are based on abject obedience, or because they’re more concerned with money and influence, or all of the above.

And they say atheists are immoral.

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Projection, it's always projection with that lot.

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" One missionary told TNR that he used information about which homes have children to send them invitations to Vacation Bible School. Harmless enough—just more junk mail—but it’s not hard to imagine how that information could be used for more direct forms of contact later on. "

Groooooooooooooooming.

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The United States enjoys as much religious freedom as can be found on planet earth, and I will never understand why that isn't enough for some Christians. Anyone who wants to hear about the many flavors of Jesus has no trouble doing so. Churches abound, religious broadcasters are everywhere, and Christian bookstores aren't hard to find. Never the less, these people are so driven to force their views on others they're now using computers to target possible marks. There isn't much of anything that cannot be justified in the name of religion.

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"The United States enjoys as much religious freedom as can be found on planet earth"

Not true for those of us who aren't Christian.

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Not from government. Religion has no role to play in our government.

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You don't know the first thing about me, and your infantile personal attack has been reported.

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My immediate thought: Download the app and write a note about myself! "If you show up at my door, I'm going to thrust a copy of the book I wrote about your religion in your face and challenge you to read it! Is your faith really strong? I've read your Bible, so fair is fair. Come back after you've read my book and I promise I'll talk with you."

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I can't decide whether my note should read "Enjoys roasted babies" or "Stands His Ground with shotgun if you ring his doorbell."

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Roasted babies is funnier, but stand your Ground is mode American.

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Beware! Satanists live here, and they will rip your soul from your body and send it screaming to hell if you knock on this door. Also, ringing this doorbell summons Cenobites.

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I’d put, very fat woman who answers the door naked and screaming. Might crush you accidentally.

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I am not as fat as I was in my 20's but the rest is not a bad idea and between theater club when I was younger and having Aria for 14 years I can scream quite loudly. If a JW lost their way into my building again 😁

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Mine should be "This is a free fire zone. NatC SOBs will be shot on sight."

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How about...

"My Indian/Indigenous name is: Dem Fem Lesbian Marksman Standing Her Ground."

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Excellent idea. Almost worth writing a book just to do this.

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Mar 18·edited Mar 18

I would be tempted to put up a sign that says, "Door to door Jesus salespeople will be shot on sight." Which would probably would get me a visit from the local constabulary.

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Tell 'em you were taken out of context.

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Mar 19·edited Mar 19

You're absolutely right, a super soaker filled with unholy water isn't a firearm. 😁

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Years ago, they were geo-fencing women ar abortion clinics. So, this is an obvious, distopian upgrade. It bring a whole new meanibg to Big Brother is watching.

Not only can christians target your, pedophiles and sexual predators can easily locate homes where a parent might be in the hospita. While they arel being "prayed" for, their children are being preyed for.

Given the volume of shootings in religious centers, this will certainly make hate crimes easier. What's a little antisemitism between neighbors?

"Mother is in hospital" isn't publically available information, it's privately shared, privileged information. Imagine having an ambulance rush your spouse to the hospital only to return home hours later to discover you have been burgled. How? This app flagged you for prayer with private medical details, and criminals used that to target your home.

What's to stop a nosy, spiteful neighbor from broadcasting your every move?

The government watching you is one thing, they don't care about you until you cross certain lines. Your neighbors, they're watching for you to cross any lines

And when you're an atheist whose neighbors are broadcasting your every move to christian nationalists targeting you, harm is just a notification away.

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That is very similar to the problems with that 'Next-Door' App. Thieves use it to find out who is on vacation, and who has just bought some expensive toy. Our community advised us never to use it, because it is easily hacked, and the security is poor. Also, I keep getting invitations to join from supposed 'neighbors' that live at non-existent addresses. This all screams SCAM to me.

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Everything about these people is fucking creepy.

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Well, big surprise. Turns out, evangelicals are all about the money ... YOUR money. And they'll dun you any way they can to get it. This kind of shameless moneygrubbing is disturbing if utterly unsurprising. What they are trying to do is build the influence of their church, of course, buy their way into power and position, much in the same way as Dimwit Donald does with his rallies.

They just do it with the tithing plate rather than with MAGA hats.

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"Not a witch."

"Witch."

"Needs exorcism right away."

"Not home between the hours of."

"Keeps jewelry upstairs."

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Remember, these are the same people who vehemently oppose China's credit score system. Now, they have created an identical christian credit score system.

What's the difference between Chinese communism and christianity? The spelling.

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Chinese aren't Communist though.

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True. Certainly not Marxist Communism, which has never been practiced as a form of government. So, we've got various bastardized versions of it floating about.

But, that cardboard caricature that republicans/christian/conservatives/libertarians rely on when they use the term "communism" is definitely what they (the conservatives) are working toward practicing.

I even once had a republican consplain* to me that childless couples should be fined and heavily taxed for flouting the law.

Flouting the law, you ask. I did too. He consplained to me that the tax laws were written to encourage people to have children (write offs) and by not having children, they were breaking the law.

Yes. He said that.

Do you know who else thought, and did, fine and tax women and couples for not having, or producing enough children? Nicolae Ceaușescu, former communist president of Romania.

Republicans talk like communist.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...

* Conservatives tell me things.

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If only magas politicians could end like the ceauşescus.

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A fond hope of mine as well especially the Orange primate.

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From the Wikipedia page on China, "China is a unitary one-party socialist republic led by the CCP, and the party de jure still considers itself committed to Marxism–Leninism."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China

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They kept the label but economically they are somewhere between an oligarchy like Russia and a hyper capitalist country like yours.

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Russia was an oligarchy even when they were still the USSR. The USA is also an oligarchy, just look how our so-called justice system works based on how much money you have.

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They're committed, that's true. Wikipedia is only repeating what the Chinese government is saying. Communism is a goal. In theory. It'll happen. In two weeks. For sure. Any Day now. On February 30. La semaine des quatre jeudi. No country has established communism. No.matter what they said.

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"La semaine des quatre jeudis"

Ça faisait longtemps que je n'avais pas vu cette expression 🤣

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Ah, les français aussi l'utilise ! Je l'entendait souvent quand j'étais enfant.

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Plus trop depuis que la pause scolaire est passée du jeudi, époque DM, au mercredi, la mienne.

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"We are fully committed to Marxism–Leninism and will be happy to give advice to anyone else who actually wants to continue doing it. We'll watch."

- CCP, possibly.

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You didn't find a way to opt out either, right? That's what makes me so crazy. If downloading the app and adding notes saying that I kill and eat all proselytizers who come to my door would make that information visible to every user of the app then THAT would be a useful feature. But I don't think the notes are for anything other than the gamification (sp?) of their own personal brand of evangelical weirdness. And the dangers of the app are so obvious. I do wonder if TCOS could purchase access to this app, for helpful information on future converts. Turnabout is fair play and all.

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OT: just saw this notification: Trump can't secure $454 million appeal bond in New York fraud case, his lawyers say. Boo fucking hoo

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Hey, he's a successful businessman. He said so himself. I'm pretty sure he can get the cash he needs, right?

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He can write a cheque. “Trust me” he said.

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Mar 18·edited Mar 18

Bet that cheque has some bounce to it. It was manufactured by Wham-O.

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But, the RNC should be getting that. Laura Trump said…

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Not selling enough gaudy butt-ugly gold tennis shoes I guess. 😂

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Not selling the idea of gaudy butt ugly gold tennis shoes, they haven’t actually made them yet, what you’ve seen are a prototype. He pulled a Tesla on his fans, and no one actually expects him to follow through with producing them.

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He'd have to pay people to manufacture them.

Trump pay people? I made a funny.

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According to Farron Cousins they only have $8M on hand.

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Time to put a "for sale" sign on Mar-a-Lago!

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Comes with a lifetime supply of classified toilet paper!

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The orange fraud has made a career of manipulating the legal system (delays, frivolous motions, projection). Now the financial system which he has tried to game over the years, has shot him in his fat ass.

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I posted late last night about his scheme to gofundme is stalled at 1.3 mill.

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Bagen Onuts

7 hrs ago

Now the MAGAts have stopped supporting him at $1.3 million.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/donald-trump-355m-gofundme-stalls-010840184.html

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Mar 18·edited Mar 18

Unclear as to why it's come to a halt? Seems pretty clear to me. Trump's MAGAts, the poor-as-dirt slobs who are his demented base, are clearly tapped out. They can't afford to support an alleged millionaire anymore.

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My ass bleeds for him.

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mine makes lots of shit to feed hi---it.

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No, that's not creepy. Not at all.

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