Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt
[–]Alduin 4 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 1 funny - 19 hours ago (0 children)
So you're saying all the racism spam will still show up to new users, so only racist spammers will sign up for an account?
That might be true... It's a hypothetical though, and this problem goes a little further. Voat is a good example of what happens. I would say it's been one of the most successful attacks I've seen. What happens now if you get an account and say something that goes against the narrative, or even just say something that's normal and unrelated, you won't find a receptive audience. So there's NOTHING BUT racism and hate there.
I don't mind racism and hate. In fact I think those kinds of discussions are necessary. But what I do mind is when there's NOTHING BUT racism and hate.
Keep in mind the people who talk like that are probably less than 10% of people (and I think that's being generous). Most people who come here will be normal. Not Reddit normal (which has the same problem at the opposite end of the spectrum), but normal.
[–]Alduin 7 insightful - 1 funny7 insightful - 0 funny8 insightful - 0 funny8 insightful - 1 funny - 1 day ago (0 children)
It's an intelligence/law enforcement agency tactic (not that it's necessarily them doing it). They basically flood a forum with undesirable content until the only real people left are people who agree with them (honeypot).
What I would suggest is a "block" or "ignore" button that works. If I have a user blocked, all of their content should be hidden from me. Then the racists and feds can go do their thing together and the rest of us can ignore them.
But first things first: Know thy enemy.
Very alarming that Trump said he's only withdrawing US troops from Syria because it's just worthless sand under their feet, as he's escalating troop numbers in Iraq—of which he has this to say: by salvia_d in WorldPolitics
[–]Alduin 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny - 8 days ago (0 children)
Well this is all just my opinion but I think you're very close to the answer there. If two sides both hate you and they start fighting each other, you want that fight to drag on for as long as possible. So you help the weakest group - not enough to make them win - just enough to keep it even. If they fight each other for long enough, maybe they'll even start to hate each other more than they hate you.
The same applies to the west. As long as the media can keep two sides fighting against each other, the establishment can do whatever they want.
I'd rather bring all the troops home and cut the military spending. But if somebody wants to pay us for protection, I'm okay with that too.
There's a problem now that if we do that, other countries will build up military and eventually there's going to be another world war. But if we don't do that then we're stuck paying the bill for world peace.
Newsom's budget calls for new tax on drinking water by dcjogger in politics
[–]Alduin 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny - 9 days ago (0 children)
Nobody is begging them to take more money. Politicians just tell everyone that poor people are begging them for more stuff (maybe they are maybe not), and that they need more money and power to do it. Sometimes they'll even skip the first part entirely and go straight to "no child should have to suffer..." arguments.
New Deal by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern
[–]Alduin 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny - 9 days ago (0 children)
Like Saddam Hussein, or Kim Jong Un. We could be the Democratic Peoples Republic of America, where everyone gets paid the same!
Congress should enact a No Presidential Wars statute by dcjogger in politics
[–]Alduin 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny - 10 days ago (0 children)
I agree. It's supposed to require a vote from Congress to go to war...
Say what you will about Trump, but just the fact that the establishment hates him so much might mean finally some real limitations on executive power. Though that might be the optimist in me and really they'll just do a 180 and let the next guy go hog wild again.
Exclusive: Leading Brexit donors say Britain will reverse decision to leave EU by useless_aether in WorldPolitics
[–]Alduin 5 insightful - 5 funny5 insightful - 4 funny6 insightful - 4 funny6 insightful - 5 funny - 10 days ago (0 children)
That'll teach those Brits for thinking that they can actually vote on things that matter.
What's something that, if we were building the internet again, we might do differently? (self.AskSaidIt)
submitted 10 days ago by Alduin to /s/AskSaidIt
Osama Bin Laden quote concerning 9/11: "I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States, as a Muslim I try my best to avoid telling a lie - I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing of innocent women, children, and other humans an appreciable act..." by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy
[–]Alduin 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny - 18 days ago (0 children)
I said it's no more credible than a pure guess. Which is to say, not credible. I don't mean to sound insulting. But when you see sources like the one you provided, you should expect misinformation, not truth. If someone is trying to intentionally decieve you, then you are just as likely to arrive at the truth with a pure guess as to listen to them.
The "truth" you're spreading is no more credible than a pure guess.
And I wasn't talking about the "we're all being monitored so don't worry about it" kind of monitoring. I mean you linked us two clicks away from an unsecured unregistered IP address. Not that your original link is secure either, because it isn't. Nothing in any of that is secure.
Use encryption. They wouldn't be trying so hard to ban it and classify it as weaponry if it didn't do something. Secure EVERYTHING, even the non-important stuff.
See, here's the problem with this stuff. What you said might be true. But your source is part of a misinformation campaign. If what you say is true, then probably the misinformation campaign is deliberate.
Look at all those conflicting sources. Did he die of Marfans? Or kidney failure? Or Hep C? Or killed by Omar Sheikh? And the timeline is the same way - lots of different dates being given for his death.
A lot of these sources are shady as shit, too. Go to any of those welfarestate links and it points to a more legitimate-seeming dead end link before linking directly to an UNSECURED IP address... Jesus fuck I have your NSA/CIA cooties all over me now.
This is DELIBERATE MISINFORMATION. You are either being monitored or using this to monitor people.
[–]Alduin 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny - 19 days ago (0 children)
That's what he said at first, but then in 2004 released a video claiming responsibility. Then again in 2006. And as far as I know he never denied it again so I believe those videos are probably legit.
Rules of Engagement: Why is the military held to a higher standard than our own police? by magnora7 in PoliceMisconduct
[–]Alduin 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny - 20 days ago (0 children)
Military are held to a higher standard than anyone, including civilians, because they're the military. They're professional killers, not meter maids.
Jason Koebler on Twitter: "NEW: a hacking group has breached a law firm and is threatening to release insurance documents related to the 9/11 attacks https://t.co/3zlC7qyMUK" by useless_aether in 911truth
Yeah that's what he said initially but in later videos he claimed credit for it. It was a little strange though how quickly they pointed the finger at him. Like, even being 17 years more advanced in tech it takes years for the FBI to put together enough evidence to ever charge anyone with anything, but they had enough on these goatherders in the middle of buttfucking nowhere to go to war in like 2 weeks? That was odd to me.
I hope they've recovered emails from Bin Laden saying "hey you guys got all your insurance stuff ready? We're thinking we'll probably do the thing on the 11th." Because anything less than that, nobody is going to care about. They could uncover a genuine conspiracy and people would just handwave it and disparage anyone who believes it. The people actually involved would jump on with the conspiracy theorists and push more and more wild and outrageous theories until the whole case is entirely discredited in the public eye. That's pretty much how these things go.