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Rich Douchebag secretly funding anti-Hillary meme war, Daily Beast reports

A different rich douchebag than the one mentioned in the headline
A different rich douchebag than the one mentioned in the headline

So the filthy rich 24-year-old founder of Oculus — you know, the tech company with the virtual reality goggles — has apparently been secretly funding a propaganda outfit attempting to take down Hillary Clinton with a barrage of dank memes.

According to The Daily Beast:

A Silicon Valley titan is putting money behind an unofficial Donald Trump group dedicated to “shitposting” and circulating internet memes maligning Hillary Clinton.

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey financially backed a pro-Trump political organization called Nimble America, a self-described “social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit” in support of the Republican nominee.

Luckey sold his virtual reality company Oculus to Facebook for $2 billion in 2014, and Forbes estimates his current net worth to be $700 million. …

Nimble America says it’s dedicated to proving that “shitposting is powerful and meme magic is real,” according to the company’s introductory statement, and has taken credit for a billboard its founders say was posted outside of Pittsburgh with a cartoonishly large image of Clinton’s face alongside the words “Too Big to Jail.”

“We conquered Reddit and drive narrative on social media, conquered the [mainstream media], now it’s time to get our most delicious memes in front of Americans whether they like it or not,” a representative for the group wrote in an introductory post on Reddit.

There’s a weird and elaborate Reddit backstory to all this, featuring bitter infighting, accusations of con-artistry, and even a cameo from Milo Yiannopoulos, all of which I’m too lazy to summarize, so you’ll have to read about it over on The Daily Beast.

H/T — TZer0

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Troubelle
Troubelle
4 years ago

He’s amusing by way of thinking he’s actually imparting some sort of valuable information.

MarkyMark
MarkyMark
4 years ago

“Honesty, Mark. Try it.”

Scildfreja Unnýðnes – How are you! Hope you’re doing better than ever!

You and I both know, hun – the way you present equality doesn’t match reality. You wore a hard hat through symbolism. You wore a hard hat to feel contributory. You supervised male disposability and male laborers who were working for far, far less than your pay rate. We both know what that means – don’t we dear? Don’t play games with me, sweetie. We both know how women ‘earn’ their way. You simply rely on surplus male labor as your way of life.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
4 years ago

@ scildfreja

I used to work in the oilfield before

Please tell me you’re actually Red Adair.

Troubelle
Troubelle
4 years ago

@MarkyMark, re: hard hats
Could we, perhaps, just maaaaaaaaaaaaybe, request a little bit of proof? (And don’t tell me to “do my homework” or whatever you like to spew. I was told that by another alliteratively named troll just today.)
I’ve been in an incredibly gynocentric household throughout my life, and neither my mother nor my grandmother (or my memaw) told me a damned word about this conspiracy you’re on about. Surely I’d be in on it by now, if it were actually a thing in real life.

But it certainly doesn’t seem to be.

MarkyMark
MarkyMark
4 years ago

“You’re still slightly amusing. Do not make me retract that.”

Oh – I’m entirely amusing. I’m one of the few the understands both sides. That makes me priceless.

Scildfreja Unnýðnes
Scildfreja Unnýðnes
4 years ago

You say things like this:

Feminism is about true equality. Why you see me in such hateful terms I do not know. Feminism will bring and end to war and social disparity.

Then you say things like this:

most notably through feminism’s inherently and ever increasing ridiculous hypocrisy and double standards.

ref: this thread.

This is one of the reasons that I use women for my convenience. They can kill with impunity – nothing I do to them comes close to that level of evil. So they are for my pleasure, then I ditch them although I do come back sometimes. (They aren’t very bright which is what makes it workable.)

ref: This article.

Plus literally hundreds of examples, from your own blog or elsewhere about the internet.

Either

a) you’re saying that true equality is about hypocrisy and double standards, or

b) you’re being a duplicitous double-talking asshole.

Or am I missing some other option? Do enlighten me.

Handsome "Punkle Stan" Jack

People are up in arms because Oculus was created through crowd funding. He actually got ten times more than he asked for (about $1.6m in the end). And it is fair to say he gave his investors everything he promised. That varied from a certificate up to an actual pair of the goggles (if you put in $500 or more).

And as we know he then immediately sold the company for $2 billion.

The general mood of his backers could be fairly described as annoyed, but more accurately described as furious.

Weird that someone so ethical would now stoop to supportng Trump. What could have corrupted such a fine upstanding young man?

Eugh, that is skeevy.

MarkyMark
MarkyMark
4 years ago

“a) you’re saying that true equality is about hypocrisy and double standards.”

Ding, ding.

Troubelle
Troubelle
4 years ago

@MarkyMark, re: hypocrisy and double standards

OoglyBoggles
OoglyBoggles
4 years ago

May we get a better troll to renew the amusement supply.

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
4 years ago

Oh hey, hi Mark.

Kinda busy today so I’ll stick to the relevant subject instead of adressing an increasingly boring troll who’s worn out his entertainment value long ago.

Regarding the original post… I’ve heard of this “Nimble America” thing before. Not much more than mentions here and there, but guess who apparently seems to work with/for them ? Milo Y. hisself. Apparently he’s posted stuff on Reddit encouraging alt-righters to donate or something ? Don’t remember the details, but it’s something along those lines. That means the Daily Stormer crowd wasn’t happy, and if they were consistent they probably wouldn’t be happy with this either. I’ll go see what’s up with that later.

By the way, on behalf of 24 year olds everywhere, I wanna say this asshole does not represent us.

Or maybe he does. In which case, I can’t wait for next year.

Handsome "Punkle Stan" Jack

@David

Thank yoooooou. <3 <3 <3 <3

By the way, on behalf of 24 year olds everywhere, I wanna say this asshole does not represent us.

He fucking doesn’t represent my 24 year old ass, that’s for sure.

Troubelle
Troubelle
4 years ago

@OoglyBoggles
I pass. It’s fun to play the antagonist sometimes, but not here.

Lady Mondegreen
Lady Mondegreen
4 years ago

M&M

“a) you’re saying that true equality is about hypocrisy and double standards.”

Ding, ding.

So you think equality is a BAD thing.

–Well then, if you believe feminism isn’t about equality–you have nothing to complain about, have you?

Run along now.

Monzach
Monzach
4 years ago

@Sinkable John: Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden

@Handsome “Punkle Stan” Jack

Gosh, if you’re both 24… ô.Ô

That makes me feel much too old for my actual age. Dammit, Jim, I’m only 34! 🙁

Also, I’d like to echo @Handsome “Punkle Stan” Jack’s thankfulness for David giving @MarkyMark (without his Funky Bunch, alas) a timeout. *applause*

Scildfreja Unnýðnes
Scildfreja Unnýðnes
4 years ago

@Mark, while you’re on your time-out,

“Honesty, Mark. Try it.”

Scildfreja Unnýðnes – How are you! Hope you’re doing better than ever!

I meant that legitimately! I had hoped that you were in a good mood and that we might able to have an actual discussion! In vain, I see. That’s what I expected, but I like to try.

You and I both know, hun – the way you present equality doesn’t match reality. You wore a hard hat through symbolism. You wore a hard hat to feel contributory. You supervised male disposability and male laborers who were working for far, far less than your pay rate. We both know what that means – don’t we dear? Don’t play games with me, sweetie. We both know how women ‘earn’ their way. You simply rely on surplus male labor as your way of life.

pahahahahaha

Mark, I’ve swung Sanvik brush axes from sun-up to sun-down. I’ve dug ditches, cleared and planted trees, and hauled lumber up mountains with nothing more than a rope yoke – I’ve been the literal plowhorse. For a significant chunk of it, I was paid under minimum wage doing it, too – low wage plus camp expenses, donchakno. If I was hurt I didn’t complain, ’cause there’d be no sympathy for me. Just a whole lot of macho assholes laughing. You remind me of them.

Never once was I a supervisor during that part of my life. Never once did I get any of the imagined privileges that you seem to think I did. I am a supervisor now, though it’d be pretty unlikely if I were a supervisor to male disposeability – we deal with some pretty heavy algorithms, but they aren’t that heavy.

I put those labour jobs behind me, used the scraps of money I had saved to go back to school, to pursue the math and science career I had always wanted but whose doors had never opened for me. Now? Now I work in a research lab – pay’s still low, but I’m doing things I love and I’m cracking real problems that mean a better life to millions of people. I’m a published scientist in textbooks, and I ain’t even a Doctor yet.

Get outta here with your weak sauce. You have nothing – nothing but the sulphurous lies you spew every time you bubble up from the swamp.

But go ahead and keep believing that I was handed everything on a silver platter. Would be far from the first time someone takes my accomplishments as their own. You might say I’m used to it.

Schnookums Von Fancypants, Social Justice Wario
Schnookums Von Fancypants, Social Justice Wario
4 years ago

Scildfreja, is it alright to admit that I platonically love you now?

OoglyBoggles
OoglyBoggles
4 years ago

@Troubelle
Oh goodness no I never meant to imply that I’d ever do that sort of thing. I was only meaning to joke that when the next troll comes hopefully he isn’t as boring as MarkyMark.

Handsome "Punkle Stan" Jack

That makes me feel much too old for my actual age. Dammit, Jim, I’m only 34!

Well, if you want, we can use “almost a quarter of a century old”. It makes us sound older, although it might make you feel older, being over a quarter of a century old.

http://66.media.tumblr.com/66ffbc8162721a8be311039ad4d1a977/tumblr_n1fwed9lkj1r23yneo5_400.gif

Troubelle
Troubelle
4 years ago

….All hail Scildfreja.

@OoglyBoggles
I meant that I am not volunteering for the role of faux troll.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
4 years ago

@Schnookums

Scildfreja, is it alright to admit that I platonically love you now?

You won’t have been the 1st, and you won’t be the last 🙂

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
4 years ago

@Schnookums

Scildfreja, is it alright to admit that I platonically love you now?

Seconded.

@Scildfreja

Mark, I’ve swung Sanvik brush axes from sun-up to sun-down. I’ve dug ditches, cleared and planted trees, and hauled lumber up mountains with nothing more than a rope yoke – I’ve been the literal plowhorse.

Wait, does it count though ? Isn’t that what Canadians do for fun anyway ? 🙂

@Monzach

For what it’s worth and if it makes you feel any better, it feels like I’m aging faster because of a lifetime seriously lacking sleep. I have trouble lifting things or just moving around these days. Heck I even go for “old people drinks” at the bar now.

Monzach
Monzach
4 years ago

@Handsome “Punkle Stan” Jack

Oh you young ‘uns, you just git off mah lawn, y’hear! 😀

You can refer to your own age in whatever way you prefer, I just like to be an old curmudgeon sometimes. Apologies for any offense caused. 🙂

By the way, I enjoy your animated GIFs a lot. I haven’t seen the series that they’re referencing, sadly, but they look like a whole lot of fun. ^_^

Troubelle
Troubelle
4 years ago

@OoglyBoggles

Much obliged.

dlouwe
dlouwe
4 years ago

I regard aging similar to falling. I don’t mind the fact that I’m getting older – in fact, I tend to consider my current self my “best self.” 24 year old me was cute, but didn’t know shit. I’m happy to have experienced more life and grown, and don’t foresee any change in that trend. No, the problem I have – like with falling – is the sudden and inevitable stop at the end.

Handsome "Punkle Stan" Jack

By the way, I enjoy your animated GIFs a lot. I haven’t seen the series that they’re referencing, sadly, but they look like a whole lot of fun. ^_^

Well, Gravity Falls, which is what I’ve used in this thread, has concluded at 40 episodes in February this year, so, like, go for it. It’s a good show with a good mystery element which I have spoiled a bit in posting some pics here and there but it shouldn’t make a HUGE impact.

Check out Rick and Morty, too, which currently has 20 episodes with a third season coming…soon…ish. And Steven Universe which has recently went over 100 episodes and is in its fourth season, currently in a hopefully brief hiatus.

So, like, go forth and enjoy the Golden Age of television.

Scildfreja Unnýðnes
Scildfreja Unnýðnes
4 years ago

http://orig15.deviantart.net/e5dd/f/2012/085/0/a/tired_fluttershy___vector_by_regolithx-d4txele.png

eeeesh, trolls are emotionally exhausting these days. Thank you, guys, love you all too <3 I got a little carried away there.

And yeah, John, that's pretty much what we do 'round here! Ain't no thing but a chicken wing.

I really gotta watch those shows. Grabity Falls looks cute, and SU, of course. Rick and Morty never really grabbed me, for some reason, though! Strange.

numerobis
numerobis
4 years ago

Do you think a 22 year old who, as a 24 year old, is worth only $700 million dollars after selling their product for $2 billion and running an anti-Hillary meme company would have the foresight to do that?

That tells me he owned roughly a third of the company when he sold it. Pretty normal. It’s unusual to have a startup at exit have more than a third owned by any single person — Notch did, but that was definitely odd.

People always get outraged when successful small companies sell out. Oculus was no different. I don’t really get it.

None of this takes away from Luckey being a dick.

leftwingfox
leftwingfox
4 years ago

Christ Marky, if you want to be a masochist this badly, put a gimp mask in your avatar.

Handsome "Punkle Stan" Jack

That tells me he owned roughly a third of the company when he sold it. Pretty normal. It’s unusual to have a startup at exit have more than a third owned by any single person — Notch did, but that was definitely odd.

Actually I did a google and there were two people. I also found this:

MENLO PARK, CALIF. – March 25, 2014 – Facebook today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Oculus VR, Inc., the leader in immersive virtual reality technology, for a total of approximately $2 billion. This includes $400 million in cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common stock (valued at $1.6 billion based on the average closing price of the 20 trading days preceding March 21, 2014 of $69.35 per share). The agreement also provides for an additional $300 million earn-out in cash and stock based on the achievement of certain milestones.

So it sounds like most of what this douche is worth is based on Facebook stock, which explains some things, I think, about Facebook.

We better get to boycotting Facebook then. Crash that stock. I’ve been boycotting it since 2011. Get on it people.

Schnookums Von Fancypants, Social Justice Wario
Schnookums Von Fancypants, Social Justice Wario
4 years ago

Christ Marky, if you want to be a masochist this badly, put a gimp mask in your avatar.

LWF, You owe me for the part of my soul that just shriveled up and died from reading that.

JS
JS
4 years ago

What I dislike about OR selling out:
Kickstarter, to me, means I’m helping someone get a business off the ground, or encouraging something to be made by an existing company that would not otherwise be considered. When the money gets used to get the business going, and then the group being backed sells, that’s where I get annoyed. If they then waste the money they got from backers goodwill (in the business sense) on memes and trolling, that’s just more icing on the cage. (ha, that was originally a typo, but I like it)

Disclaimer: I have not backed OR, nor bought any VR goggles. So I’m not terribly annoyed. This was meant to give an idea of why people may be mad about OR and Kickstarting to sellout in general.

Ariblester
Ariblester
4 years ago

Re: MarkyMark

From an earlier post in this very thread:

MGTOW is all about true equality.

Then later, in response to Scildfreja Unnýðnes

“a) you’re saying that true equality is about hypocrisy and double standards.”

Ding, ding.

Well, there you go. He believes that MGTOW is about hypocrisy and double standards. Which is remarkably (no pun intended) self-aware.

Back OT, does anyone else think that “Luckey, Persson and Thiel” would make a great name for a shadowy, faceless PR firm?

Also, is that a nude figure in the background of the header image?

msexceptiontotherule
msexceptiontotherule
4 years ago

It looks like either a close up shot of the pelt on the Donald’s head or a close up of some part on his face. So no, it’s not a nude figure.

Fishy Goat
Fishy Goat
4 years ago

*joining in on the Scildfreja Unnýðnes lovefest*

Are you by chance a vesterislendinga, fellow Canadian?

EJ (The Orphic Lizard)

There will come a day
When the earth trembles
As though struck by the hand
Of Katie herself.
Clouds will be drawn 5
Across the sun
Like the blinds of a house
In which grief resides.

Across the shaded lands
The sound of a bell will echo 10
And from every hidden place
A host of locusts will rise
A thousand thousand strong
And the land will be waste
Crumbling like sand 15
Under the feet of mourners.

In the shadow of the sun
Now dim as the moon
A great confusion will spread
And the people will cry out. 20
Their clay tablets will be broken*
Their papyrus will be burned
Their SQL tables will be dropped.
Their vellum will become dust.

Men will not know their sons 25
Wives will not know their husbands
Kings will go unheeded
Beggars will go unfed.
The locked doors of houses
Will not remember their owners’ keys 30
And the shelves of shops
Will grow barren.

As dusk closes
On that day of Katie’s wrath
A wind will arise 35
Sharp as a paper cut
It will blow north
To the icy lands
It will awake one
Who has waited for this day. 40

“The data of the world is in disarray
And the people cry in sorrow.
Bring me my shield
And my Fluttershy gifs.
I march now to the halls of academia 45
For my time has come.
Katie Herself has set me
A suitable PhD thesis.”

Exerpt from The Prophecies of EJ, Canto IX.

* Translator’s note: or “their funeral urns will be broken.”

kupo
kupo
4 years ago

OT, but there was a mass shooting in Washington state last night. Four women dead, one man injured, killer on the loose.

http://q13fox.com/2016/09/23/at-least-two-people-shot-at-cascade-mall-in-burlington/

Ariblester
Ariblester
4 years ago

@kupo

Shit. And, according to the latest update, the fifth victim has also died.

Kat
Kat
4 years ago

@Scildfreja

Mark, I’ve swung Sanvik brush axes from sun-up to sun-down. I’ve dug ditches, cleared and planted trees, and hauled lumber up mountains with nothing more than a rope yoke – I’ve been the literal plowhorse. For a significant chunk of it, I was paid under minimum wage doing it, too – low wage plus camp expenses, donchakno. If I was hurt I didn’t complain, ’cause there’d be no sympathy for me.

I hope you’ll be writing your life story — up until now — soon.

Because that would be fascinating!

I hear that you’ll have some free time this winter. . . .

Tizio
Tizio
4 years ago

First: seconding the motion to love Scildfreja.

Second, @Mark:comment image
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s the work you’ll have to do when you crawl back here:
– Explain why you believe that Hillary is a “hyper gynocentrist”. Be specific and bring citations.
– Explain why you believe that Trump is a “gynocentrist”. Make sure to refute all the evidence of the contrary – like these ones.
– Explain how today’s society is “gynocentric”. Make sure to explain why, despite the vast majority of positions of power (political, ecnomic, mediatic religious…) being held by men, you still believe that the society you live in is “gynocentric”.
– You “know well that you weren’t missed” despite contrary statements from multiple commenters here, which means that either [A] everyone really does miss you but they lied about it, but you know the truth (hypothesis that can only work if you have across-Internet telepathy); or [B] you are the liar. Please prove that you have telepathy; failure to do so will be taken as an admission that lied about the commenters here.
– Explain why you believe that low-wage female workers don’t exist. Make examples – and keep in mind: all professions where women were kept out by men (by barring their entrance, refusing to hire them, harassing them etc.) don’t count. You can’t kick women out of profession X and then complain that there’s only men in profession X.
– Why do you believe that you should be “on the lookout for chicks wih penises”? Specify – which danger you believe will come to you from trans women?
– Why do you believe that the majority of women “earn their way” by having sex with men? Bring solid proof. (Again: all women from a period where they were prevented from getting a job and financial independency because of men’s decisions, and thus were forced to marry a man in order to survive don’t count.)
– If a “Man Going His Own Way” is a man who has decided to not care anymore about women; and since you align yourself with MGTOWs; then explain why you’re still here talking about women and feminists. For someone who claims to be a MGHOW, you seem to care way too much about women.

Kat
Kat
4 years ago

@OoglyBoggles

Your photos of critters — whether upside-down or right side up or gnawing on another animal’s leg — are among the best here on WHTM.

Kat
Kat
4 years ago

@MarkyMark

Feminism has nothing but benefits for men.

Oh noze, not that stupid line again.

Sorry, Mammotheers, I’m late to this party — and the guest of dishonor has just been booted out. But I’m really sick of hearing this one. As though we would all gasp and say, We’ve made a terrible, terrible mistake!

Pen
Pen
4 years ago

Sigh! Rich boys with much, much more money than sense troll the universe.

And the universe rolls over on its back like a barbecued baby billy goat and begs for more.

ColeYote
ColeYote
4 years ago

I wonder if that unnamed representative is aware that Trump supporters are a laughing stock to everyone except other Trump supporters.

Saphira
Saphira
4 years ago

Awww, I always miss the trolls.

Carayak
Carayak
4 years ago

It never ceases to amaze me how people will tell themselves little stories about other people’s words, actions and motivations, then get mad about those stories and use them as arguments without ever realizing that’s what they’re doing. My stepdad used to do that all the time, but I never stopped being surprised by his conclusions, and I probably won’t stop marvelling at MGTOW logic any time soon.

OoglyBoggles
OoglyBoggles
4 years ago

@kupo
Sadly the man also died, making the amount of victims to five.

Suspect is still at large. Should I be worried that if he has a vehicle he’s only 40 minutes away from where me and my folks live?

numerobis
numerobis
4 years ago

Kickstarter, to me, means I’m helping someone get a business off the ground, or encouraging something to be made by an existing company that would not otherwise be considered

And that’s exactly what Kickstarter did for oculus. The amount of capital you raise in a Kickstarter is enough to get noticed — the next step is to get outside investment.

A couple million dollars is a lot of money for an individual, but not that much for a team of ten or twenty, plus paying your manufacturing and marketing expenses.

Unrelated, I just read @ Scildfreja ‘s story — respect! Not that I was lacking in that before. I don’t really get how you can keep your cool with the trolls so well.