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[–] Spinstrike21 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I guess now we know why no anti-GG representatives showed up. Apparently, their idea of an effective debate strategy is threatening to blow your opponents to kingdom come.

Gotta keep that in mind for when my school's debate club starts up...

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[–] InsectGuy 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Opposition; what is your response?

VIDYA ACKBAR! pulls grenades

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[–] Spinstrike21 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

"Anita Ackbar" would probably be more appropriate, but whatever.

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[–] Seruun 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You mean SOCJUS ACKBAR!

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[–] KyleHydesNotebook 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And they say that Gamergate supporters are the abusive thugs in this debate.

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[–] Quawonk 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

The anti-side just keeps doing our job for us. Exposing themselves as lunatics.

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[–] 1839985? 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

They're not just lunatics. The ones responsible for the bomb threat are flat out terrorists! I hope they're prosecuted to Hell and back!

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[–] Spinstrike21 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Remember what MovieBlob says: "There are no bad tactics, only bad targets." These people would make Machiavelli cream himself.

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[–] soliloquy 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

As everyone has seen over the past year, being a victim is a very powerful position in this modern western society. In the crazy world we live in, the real power comes from having the kind of voice, sympathy and protection that can only come from the label of 'victim'.

So, I'm not sure why the anti-GG side would want to expose so clearly to the world who is really being victimized in the whole thing. It would cost them in terms of public perception, and all they get in return is to shut down a debate that was never going to be particularly high profile.

That said, some of the anti-GG folks are so extreme and unhinged by that you just can't rule it out or say, with any certainty, that it was trolls. If anything, that should give the average anti-GG (and their publicity departments of Gawker and their ilk) something to think about. They're part of a movement that could logically and credibly be linked with terrorism threats like this. If that doesn't make someone at least question their smug sense of righteousness and superiority, then I'm pretty sure they're beyond hope.

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[–] Rea11yN0tMe [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well thought out thanks and also replying to let you know that you are in fact heard, soliloquy :)

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[–] GodIsASerb 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Wouldn't count out trolls being involved - I doubt AGG is dumb enough to pull this off in a room full of neutral journos.

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[–] neonneophyte 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You underestimate their stupidity. These peoples figureheads are repeatedly caught threatening and harassing themselves because they screenshot damning information. The same screenshots that are supposedly showing the threats and harassment. Like they aren't even smart enough to log out of the account they are threatening themselves from

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[–] Fagtardicus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

damlol

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[–] Rea11yN0tMe [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Indeed, same thing with the bomb threat in Washington. Milo and CHS are probably yawning by now, what, another one? Boring.

Edit: But of course extremely annoying that the discussion has been derailed.

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[–] Cari 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Having just read Milo's article of his prepared remarks, I'm quite frustrated he never got the opportunity to make those points on the panel.

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[–] Grimlock2015 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Whoever did this, they're aGG; even if it was troll, they still went against a GG event. If you're against something, you're anti that thing. Calling the people who did this aGG is technically correct.

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[–] SwiftCase 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I think everyone and their mom saw something like this coming, some people just don't want a discussion. Hopefully it doesn't ruin the whole thing.

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[–] Rea11yN0tMe [S] 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

The discussion on v/GamerGate has some comments: https://voat.co/v/GamerGate/comments/416810

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[–] OdeToJoy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Isn't it a punishable offence to call a fake bomb threat? And isn't the caller's info recorded or something?

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[–] Cari 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I saw mention of one of the threats being e-mailed in to a newspaper? Not that it's too difficult in principle to trace such a thing, but there's certainly some work involved to do so, especially if the perp made attempts to cover their tracks.

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[–] GeorgeMcFly 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What gets me is Ren was sticking to his guns abut how suspicious he was of Gamergate supporters and the belief in the harassment narrative. That was after the bomb threat number one. He was insulting the panelists by throwing that out there.

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