60% of people in west Virginia can't pay their rent and Trump is talking about tiktok !
TikTok So president trump wants to ban TikTok because of its connection to china the democrats responded here's what chuck Schumer said: “I have been very opposed to TikTok I was one of the first to expose the Chinese links and I have urged that TikTok be closed down in America”.
TikTok So president trump wants to ban TikTok because of its connection to china the democrats responded here's what Chuck Schumer said :
“I have been very opposed to TikTok I was one of the first to expose the Chinese links and I have urged that TikTok be closed down in America”.
I feel like republicans can say anything and democrats would kind of tag along and be yeah what I agree wow thank you chuck we appreciate it.
So, listen it is hard to take anything that these people say seriously why because the idea is:
“oh my god TikTok has connections to the Chinese government the Chinese government is bad so they're like data mining everybody and that's a terrifying situation”
From the same people who brought you the patriot act, the same people so what they want is well we can't have the Chinese government illegally spying on you that's just for the American government to do. See this is what I mean I can't it's so hard for me to take these people seriously because they're so selective in what they choose to get outraged over and act like so this is beyond the pale egregious you know we have to do something now but they also re-up the patriot act every single time it comes up, which of course has illegal spying on all Americans and metadata collection by the way it goes beyond that too Donald Trump signed a bill that had either a 6% or a 9% approval rating it was a record for the lowest approval rating ever for a bill being signed and basically, that bill made it so that corporations can now take your data and sell it to other corporations without your approval, in the past they would have needed your approval now they don't.
So, these are the people who are like :
“oh my god, what if the Chinese government's like collecting data on our people what if that's happening”.
But you green-lighted corporations’ rapacious corporations doing that, and you greenlighted the nose and the CIA and the FBI and our intelligence agencies doing that.
So the idea that like they're looking out for our best interest I just find utterly absurd and then there's also this other angle to it which is listening you can't just like ruin a bunch of people's lives all willy-nilly like this like there are a lot of people on TikTok.
They're probably influencers even though, I hate that word on TikTok who that's their living now I don't know anything about them they might be good people or bad people whatever I don't know I don't care, but I hate this like pull the rug out from underneath you type of crap this is the same stuff that happened with youtube.
And this is the same thing that happens when they just they'll decide they decide one day like uh let's just tweak the algorithm and screw over certain channels and it's like they just massively impact the lives of people who've done nothing wrong and they do it because they think it's for this like a greater good thing and it's like actually no you're just making it a lot worse.
The potential upside of this is that the discussion now is to force TikTok and what whoever the Chinese investors are to force them to sell to Microsoft so if TikTok is still around and it's just owned by a different company I guess that's fine but like the holier than now.
I’m so sick of it because you're not holier than now you're not even close to holier than now and probably the most important point is why are we talking about TikTok 32% of the country couldn't make their July housing payment we went over the numbers nearly 60% of people in West Virginia can't pay their rent, 55% in Tennessee you name the state and it's over 22% of renters in that state who can't pay the bills the 600 unemployment benefit just ran out.
Guys you want me to sit here and go through all of the facts about how terrible our system is right now are 20% real unemployment people with jobs are taking a 20% pay cut the economy's imploding we got 150 000 deaths from COVID and climbing fast now because millions of people have the virus and you're talking about TikTok!