The World is Flat

Rapper B.o.B. raising funds to check if Earth is flat

US rapper B.o.B. is crowd-funding the launch of satellites to see if he can get some evidence to the contrary.

The rapper, whose real name is Bobby Ray Simmons Jr, has been a vocal proponent of the Flat Earth theory – the claim the Earth is, in fact, a disc and not spherical.

Some proponents of the Flat Earth theory claim NASA employees guard the edge of the world to prevent people falling off.
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“I’m starting this GoFundMe because I would like to send one, if not multiple satellites, as far into space as I can, or into orbit as I can, to find the curve,” he said in a video on the page.

“I’m looking for the curve,” he added.

The curve which B.o.B refers to is a recurring theme in Flat Earthers’ conspiracy theories. Adherents believe that, were the Earth actually round, then the curvature of the Earth would be more visible to the naked eye.

The GoFundMe actually has a whopping $4,749 at the moment.

Those Flat Earth people are… special.

Flat earth

Yeah, somehow I don’t think B.o.B.’s satellites is gonna convince them because how can they know the data from them is any more real than the data from all the satellites already up there?

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This timeline makes no sense

Welcome to bizarro world where Richard Spencer protests Trump and antifa protest him protesting Trump which means that they’re protesting for Trump?

Members of the alt-right, led by Richard Spencer, protested outside the White House Saturday evening. They condemned missile strikes launched by the United States against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In a bizarre turn of events, members of the far-left group Antifa turned up to protest against the alt-right anti-war rally though few would go on record about the missile strikes themselves.

Read the rest here.

You’d think anti-war stuff would be up antifas alley–at least as long as any Republican is behind it, but if the alt-right don’t like it then it must be good…?

During the rally Spencer and the alt-right chanted “America first” “take a shower” “Fire Kushner” and “Build walls not wars”. The Antifa counterprotests shouted back “Fuck you Nazis” and “No Nazis, no KKK, no fascists USA.”

Those Nazis.  They always were known for their peace activism.

I AM THE LAW quoth the Sovereign Citizen

What’s a sovereign citizen you ask?  According to Infogalactic:

The sovereign citizen movement is a loose grouping of American and Canadian litigants, commentators, tax protesters and financial-scheme promoters. Self-described sovereign citizens take the position that they are answerable only to their particular interpretation of the common law and are not subject to any statutes or proceedings at the federal, state or municipal levels; that they do not recognize United States currency; and/or that they are “free of any legal constraints.” They especially reject most forms of taxation as illegitimate. Participants in the movement argue this concept in opposition to “federal citizens,” who, they say, have unknowingly forfeited their rights by accepting some aspect of federal law.

What’s that look like in practice?  Mister Metokur has made a handy educational video (language warnings, etc. etc.).

Edit: Jim’s original video got taken down.  This mirror includes parts one and two.

(That cop that breaks the window with his bare hands?  Badass.)