An update on the corporate takeover of the US government... by magnora7 in corruption

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Agreed.

An update on the corporate takeover of the US government... by magnora7 in corruption

[–]Jesus 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Politics is theater to disengage your critical thinking and distract you from the true players.

An update on the corporate takeover of the US government... by magnora7 in corruption

[–]CherryPieNTheSky 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is horrifying! I concur that the gov does not represent Americans. All the gov cares about is money, money, money. Oh, and power.

An update on the corporate takeover of the US government... by magnora7 in corruption

[–]useless_aether 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

regulatory capture the flag

An update on the corporate takeover of the US government... by magnora7 in corruption

[–]magnora7[S] 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The idea the government represents the American citizenry is so obviously false at this point when corporations have all this power. This is near-complete regulatory capture. Politics is a show. None of these people on this list were elected.

Jussie Smollett | George Soros | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by useless_aether in corruption

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Never trust anyone whose last name is a palindrome.

not so silly as it sounds !

Jussie Smollett | George Soros | Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by useless_aether in corruption

[–]hennaojisan 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This video is well worth your time. You will never hear this on standard media because George Soros owns much of it. There must be a way to arrest Soros and still follow the rule of law. If so, he should be arrested forthwith. Never trust anyone whose last name is a palindrome.

http://bribestop.us/ "The Bribery Stops Here" - There oughta be a law... by JasonCarswell in corruption

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Dancing in the Wonder" by Ralph Nader Radio Hour (2019-03-23) - Ralph talks to 106yo active artist MarileeShapiro.com about how she maintains a productive life. Activist Ray Metcalfe explains a plan to defang the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision with his campaign The Bribery Stops Here. /s/podcasts/comments/hnz/dancing_in_the_wonder_by_ralph_nader_radio_hour/

Recent Government Audit found that "Defense" contractor Boeing has been Massively overcharging taxpayers for mundane parts: $71 for a metal pin that should cost just 4 cents; $650 for a gear smaller than a dime that sells for $12; $1,700 for a tiny part that can be bought for $8. Thanks Boeing by useless_aether in corruption

[–]Work2Death 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Part of this stems from the government's contract negotiation methods. These parts are sub-line items in massive contracts. Sometimes only 60-80% of these are reviewed, but the over-all contract might be evaluated for cost reasonableness. These large government contractors understand exactly how the government's system works and how to exploit it.

Jeb Bush SMACKED with a $390.000 FEC fine for taking Chinese donations in 2016 campaign by useless_aether in corruption

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It was probably...

The Russians!!!

Jeb Bush SMACKED with a $390.000 FEC fine for taking Chinese donations in 2016 campaign by useless_aether in corruption

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Depending on how much the donations were, that could just be a slap on the wrist.

PROOF Police Departments are CORRUPT by useless_aether in corruption

[–]useless_aether[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

oldie but goldie

Pentagon Spent $4.6 Million on Lobster Tail and Crab in One Month by useless_aether in corruption

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm not surprised. I remember having steak and lobster all the time during basic training.

Not so much in garrison, though...

Edit:

Also, I'd support spending billions on lobster if they'd quit buying bombs.

A rare 1st hand account of the Clinton-Haitian Gold Mining corruption scandal. A comment in an article on a mining blog was written by a geologist, who worked on these mines in Haiti, who explains how much of scam the Clintons ran in Haiti by useless_aether in corruption

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Today I posted a bunch of Filecoin articles. Foolishly I forgot I'd broke that sub CSS and still haven't fixed it. Whatevs. To my point, Filecoin and IPFS, with 3 other projects are all being developed by Protocol Labs in conjunction to intentionally interact with each other.

Wikipedia censored the article so there's more info here: https://infogalactic.com/info/InterPlanetary_File_System

Maybe there's a community or apps or whatev worth checking out.

Of note, FreeNAS now bundles IPFS.

Also the Wikipedia snapshots on IPFS are neat but they're not interactive. There are big issues to resolve with mutability on IPFS. If they ever solve that I'd be willing to co-host an authentic Freepedia fork.

A rare 1st hand account of the Clinton-Haitian Gold Mining corruption scandal. A comment in an article on a mining blog was written by a geologist, who worked on these mines in Haiti, who explains how much of scam the Clintons ran in Haiti by useless_aether in corruption

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Reddit and Archive.org are separate, right?

Yep

And use scripts to cross-access/post?

I don't think there's any direct integration, it's left up to random redditors to actually click the link and make the archive happen. Which is I guess me saying it's a janky implementation but works.

I like this outline for a decentralized archive service. If something similar already exists, that'd be even better.

A rare 1st hand account of the Clinton-Haitian Gold Mining corruption scandal. A comment in an article on a mining blog was written by a geologist, who worked on these mines in Haiti, who explains how much of scam the Clintons ran in Haiti by useless_aether in corruption

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Reddit and Archive.org are separate, right? And use scripts to cross-access/post?

Start a decentralized archive/database with IPFS or something. Zip web pages into a single file to make it easier with a single hash, but still searchable. Text and images only to keep it smaller so everyone can help, and larger media can be a second tier. With a sub dedicated to this topic including some how to DIY a server-node instructions, I'd not only be willing to participate but also donate $10 a month and I'm broke as fuck and never donate nothin to noone for a decade (though I'm updating to Bitcoin to do so). Maybe this isn't exactly "decentralized SaidIt" but this could be a parallel backbone of it.

A rare 1st hand account of the Clinton-Haitian Gold Mining corruption scandal. A comment in an article on a mining blog was written by a geologist, who worked on these mines in Haiti, who explains how much of scam the Clintons ran in Haiti by useless_aether in corruption

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The traditional rEddit archive.org approach is to have a reddit bot comment with a properly formed archive.org link on each post. But then the page isn't actually archived until a user clicks the link and gets their ip recorded.

We could do this too, but maybe there's a better approach for SaidIt. I also worry that there's way too much reliance on this single organization, archive.org.

A rare 1st hand account of the Clinton-Haitian Gold Mining corruption scandal. A comment in an article on a mining blog was written by a geologist, who worked on these mines in Haiti, who explains how much of scam the Clintons ran in Haiti by useless_aether in corruption

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Protocol Labs develops IPFS as well as Filecoin - intended to support the sustainability of IPFS servers. Holochain has the same idea - decentralize and support.

I don't know how to compete and expect income when it's all "free" in the cloud. Freedom ain't free.

A rare 1st hand account of the Clinton-Haitian Gold Mining corruption scandal. A comment in an article on a mining blog was written by a geologist, who worked on these mines in Haiti, who explains how much of scam the Clintons ran in Haiti by useless_aether in corruption

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I feel like a genius, but I suspect it may be too much caffeine hitting me hard and fast.

:-)

s/downthememoryhole is a beginning of something like that.

i also think there is a lot of noise out there and its unnecessary to put excess weight on these archival services. and an in house solution is costly even at this scale we see saidit at today. now imagine reddit. its like mirroring the net. but im no expert

btw that attacking was on a diff site !

A rare 1st hand account of the Clinton-Haitian Gold Mining corruption scandal. A comment in an article on a mining blog was written by a geologist, who worked on these mines in Haiti, who explains how much of scam the Clintons ran in Haiti by useless_aether in corruption

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Really? By who? Was it /u/magnora7 or /u/d3rr ? There's something funny looking about their names...

I don't recall coming across this archival issue.

Is there a way that we (and by we I mean the admins) scrape and archive pages and maybe videos? I feel like I asked before but forgot. Or failing 100% control, install an auto-archive script that would ping the Archive.fo, Archive.is, and InternetArchive to archive that article, then embed a link in the post? Maybe there's an IPFS server somewhere - or maybe we can create a DIY_FreeNAS_IPFS sub for everyone to build their own decentra-server and make it happen ourselves. And if we archive SaidIt too, whether via RSS or weekly zips like WikiSpooks (but additive would be better than in its entirety), as well as the Git code, and there'd be less need for a Fediverse adoption. Centralized SaidIt (and admins) with decentralized backups that can be resurrected under new domains if necessary. Add a wiki and peertube and it'd be perfect.

I feel like a genius, but I suspect it may be too much caffeine hitting me hard and fast.

A rare 1st hand account of the Clinton-Haitian Gold Mining corruption scandal. A comment in an article on a mining blog was written by a geologist, who worked on these mines in Haiti, who explains how much of scam the Clintons ran in Haiti by useless_aether in corruption

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

no, i dont browse, it. just put a page in there sometimes. i browse the internet.

i also remember somethings were scrubbed, but mostly thing are there.

no, i was attacked for posting unarchived links.

A rare 1st hand account of the Clinton-Haitian Gold Mining corruption scandal. A comment in an article on a mining blog was written by a geologist, who worked on these mines in Haiti, who explains how much of scam the Clintons ran in Haiti by useless_aether in corruption

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So you browse archive.is?

I take it you trust archive.is?

The Internet Archive is okay, but they don't grab everything. I heard in the last year or two of something getting scrubbed there. I don't recall what and I don't recall the source, but I do recall that it'd be sad if true, however not surprising. I'd been there a dozen years ago. It's in the Presidio in San Francisco, a former military base. Nice folks work there, including a couple of good neighbours. Didn't meet the management.

Attacked? Like for pasting a link to a bad site? (ie. Facebook)

A rare 1st hand account of the Clinton-Haitian Gold Mining corruption scandal. A comment in an article on a mining blog was written by a geologist, who worked on these mines in Haiti, who explains how much of scam the Clintons ran in Haiti by useless_aether in corruption

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

the archive links usually come with the original link and sometimes, when i think its important info, i generate one myself manually. i am not trying to find them, archive.is will inform about the existence of one.

censorship is getting worse and often damning info is scrubbed in an hour. some sites are really pushing for archive-links-only posts, because they are worried about tracking, data mining, giving clicks and ad revenue to unsavory sites and, again, censorship.

archived pages can probably be considered sanitized. i am lazy and i still mostly post original links, even when i am being attacked for it though. idgaf, because i think people should secure their systems no matter what.