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Discussion in 'Expat Section' started by TheDude, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. TheDude

    TheDude DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster

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    We should be careful here. We don't have a vote here as guests in this country. To enter a position into the sphere of public opinion is to be adversarial to other positions. Actively agreeing with one position is actively disagreeing with another. That invites unwanted scrutiny for zero return. It's a risk with no upside and unlimited downside. It's a bad investment. We have already seen that the government will not bow to even the greatest pressures from abroad. We won't move the needle individually or even as a community. If we want to send a message, we can do so by moving elsewhere.

    We have also how media (Rappler for example) has been held accountable for airing "news" which the government views as not helpful.

    Personally, I would rather not be associated with these sorts of discussions even though I have participated in some of them. It's not worth it.
     
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    Is this a part of a new WWTDD series?
     
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    Why go out of your way to attract heat from the government? Just the other day I saw that Dumaguete is installing 300+ cameras around the city. The global tech industry is building an AI surveillance machine. That tech will easily get exported and adopted by all nations willing to play that game (all of them.) China's social credit system will go into effect in some flavor everywhere. In that world, I would rather become as invisible as possible.

    It's fun to bag on everything in the Philippines. But I feel these discussions have been going too far. Maybe this is just tin foil hat crazy.
     
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    I hear PLDT have the contract for the cameras, a bit on the side to someone!
     
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    This is defamatory. You do not include any information to backup your claim.

    Trolling – (verb), as it relates to internet, is the deliberate act, (by a Troll – noun or adjective), of making random unsolicited and/or controversial comments on various internet forums with the intent to provoke an emotional response.

    It is comments like this that disrupt the flow of knowledge on this forum. What motivates you to make unsubstantiated comments? Are you a Russian who is jealous of the success of the Western economy?
     
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    And I don't see no "delete post" button either, so our comments are ingrained forever?
     
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    TheDude DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster

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    https://dumagueteinfo.com/board/faq/how-do-i-delete-my-account-posts.11/

    I will never demand for anyone delete my posts or comment them out unless it's an extraordinary situation with an individual item. I'm okay with my posts being set in stone. I'm not going to stop contributing based on the topic concern. I'm just going to be more careful about what threads I contribute to.
     
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    Is your personal identity information easily discerned from internet ? No need to answer. My question is a comment.


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    Do you think yours isn't?
     
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    Not for me on this forum but even here, a person could enroll with an email address not traceable to himself and then post only from a TOR browser with a VPN. If a person did that, it would be difficult or impossible to find the actual IP address his offending post came from to identify him by getting valid information from the forum.


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