Literally Reddit 2.0.... Sigh... by prometheus in SaidIt

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>sees your username

..... Kay

Literally Reddit 2.0.... Sigh... by prometheus in SaidIt

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Using a click-bait title to cause an emotional reaction in the userbase attempting to get people on your side while taking advantage of the image not specifying that your sub was PhysicalRemoval makes you a bit of a manipulative cunt, bro.

Get off my fucking newsfeed, would you kindly?

PSA: We all fell for an obvious lie. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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At the risk of opening up a whole new can of bees - I think gaslighting is essentially the reason that SJW politics are so pervasive and are lent so much power nowadays, to the point its reached a sort of fascist censorship level:

The sheer volume of hate poured out wholesale against anything not far-left nowadays could drive anyone who hears it too much to start convincing themselves that the propaganda might be right.

PSA: We all fell for an obvious lie. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Oh, you're not crazy. Just scrolling down these comments and looking at Bombadil's comments - in context, no less - paints him as either a troll or a genuine anti-semite conspiracist. Poe's Law makes it impossible to tell which it is.

PSA: We all fell for an obvious lie. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Yeah we don't really have the luxury of doing that after Christchurch, the 'Muricans fucking kicked the door in and started overloading us with their "with us or against us" stuff

Anti-Semetic Posts by Work2Death in SaidIt

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Oh, I can guarantee there were times in history where jewish people did dodgy shit. It falls into the problems with generalizations that all generalizations do, though: The bullshit of the 10% gets attributed to everyone, which isn't fair. I've been on the receiving end of discrimination and hate based on every factor of who I am as a human being, from my race to what's between my legs to my hobbies to the fact i wont align with the left or the right politically. As much as possible I try to narrow down to as small and specific of a group ad I can whenever I'm talking about shit I don't like or disagree with in a public context (different when I'm at home talking shit)

Anti-Semetic Posts by Work2Death in SaidIt

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I hadn't even thought about that. I had the airquotes there solely because I have huge skepticism towards all religions and the stories they created.

Anti-Semetic Posts by Work2Death in SaidIt

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My Phillipino flatmate and I decided to look into why antisemitism is a thing as well, about 2 months back, because as an Asian he quite literally has no fucking idea about any of it. I was especially curious, too because despite not being jewish (my mum did one of those 23-and-Me type DNA test things, results were "100% British/Anglo Saxon" according to her) I've actually been on the receiving end of a stereotypical skinhead's antisemitism because of my name, which is a bastardized version of the Hebrew word for 'Priest', and this guy used that as an excuse to home-invade me and my partner-at-the-time in order to extort our 'secret jew wealth' out of us. He didn't make it past the front door, thankfully - we'd been in similar situations before and were paranoia-prepared for this sort of thing.

Anyway, tangent aside: after looking into it for a couple hours, all we could find was, essentially, that people originally hated Jews because they "killed Jesus". It seems like pretty much all the conspiracy theories and all the antisemitism that's come ever since then has, at it's root, been a matter of:

  1. But.. we've always hated the Jews. That's just how it is.
  2. People making excuses for their words and actions after the fact, in order to retroactively justify their behaviour.

Leftist Activists FORCE Mastercard To Vote On Banning The Far Right (Tim Pool) by sawboss in politics

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Yeah I'm not even American and I still have that issue. People are more than willing to blame orange man as the cause of all that is negative in the world, even if we live in middle earth

Leftist Activists FORCE Mastercard To Vote On Banning The Far Right (Tim Pool) by sawboss in politics

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Subverse is pretty much the only one I watch now.

His other 2 have been making it too easy to fall into a persecution complex. Sometimes I just have to turn it off and go outside and talk to a person, to remember that 80-90% of people out there aren't the kind of regressive dickheads that Tim reports on regularly, and most people aren't the kind of crazies that make leftists like me look conservative

After Account Hacks, Twitch Streamers Take Security Into Their Own Hands by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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I was curious as to why I got an email about my defunct twitch account being logged in.

Does OP have a link to the original story about the hacks?

Leftist Activists FORCE Mastercard To Vote On Banning The Far Right (Tim Pool) by sawboss in politics

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I haven't been able to watch this yet because I'm stuck in work, but I need to catch up on Tim Pool this arvo.

I've turned off notifications for Tim's YouTube channels because i think he's starting to get very emotional and very sensationalist - things I'm trying to avoid in media lately which is what lead me to Tim in the first place, counterintuitively.

Props to Josh at kiwifarms for giving 0 fucks. by useless_aether in censorship

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New Zealand's GCSB and cyber intelligence departments are functions of the Five Eyes network, so unfortunately our infrastructure has been complicit in finding things to censor in all manner of other countries.

Speaking of censorship of the net, I've tried having a look into a couple websites I've seen mentioned here, namely BitChute and ZeroHedge, and both of those sites are "forcibly closing" connections.

Are they only accessible through VPNs or through an onion browser normally, something along those lines? Or is there something suspicious going on here?

EDIT: Also, yes, New Zealand's generally individualistic form of politics doesn't mesh well with the Americanized left-right black-white outlook. When we disagree on things politically, people become each other's enemies almost instantly. Case in point, I commented on an announcement about stricter gun laws here in NZ, saying relaxing our incredibly paralytic self-defense laws would probably be better, and someone almost immediately got carried away with the 'cuckservative gun-fucking cunt you deserve to die' stuff you hear enraged NPCs saying.

Never mind that I volunteered at the SPCA, or as a counsellor for youths, I present lectures to businesses in favour of Soc-Dem style labour rights and fostering a sense of local community in a world where the internet has globalized us and made us disconnected, or that I've heavily criticized a lot of censorship and authoritarian actions in other countries before now, and am an advocate for medical drugs -- no, because I like guns I must therefore be one of the strawman alt-right people that this person has been taught to hate on reflex.

The Inner Chronicle of What We Are – Understanding Werner Herzog by useless_aether in Documentaries

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I always intended to watch one of Werner's docos.I'm about 1/4 of the way through Encounters At The End Of The World now and this is by far some of the most interesting shit I've seen in a doco

Props to Josh at kiwifarms for giving 0 fucks. by useless_aether in censorship

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All those tech risks are certainly viable, but as he says in the email, our country doesn't have any clout or political power to properly censor it all without outside assistance.

Moreover, they can't really prevent the new zealand public from looking for it, because we don't own any of our internet infrastructure. It's all on loan from Spark/Telecom, so it'd be up to Telecom to fuck with Kiwi Farms upstream

EDIT: Welp, I guess outside assistance was what they got, now that the social networks have basically doxxed anyone who shared that video to our police. We thought Article 13 would kill edgy memes, but the NZP beat them to it.