My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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Hey, thanks for mentioning me. I totally agree with your post btw. It's a shame it's not getting the appreciation it deserves.

I haven't been active on this site for some time for exactly the reasons you describe. The only advantage a site like this could have over others is quality discussion and content, but very few seem interested in posting that. The majority of content is recycled political news. The number of users interested in quality discussion is so small that it would almost be more efficient to make a private IRC channel or Element channel or something.

I'm not sure how to fix the issues you bring up. I totally agree with limiting link posts though. I'm open to discuss any of this if you're interested.

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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Very well said.

i voted by [deleted] in politics

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At least you didn't vote for Biden, but still, I don't think this accomplished much other than a protest vote.

Has anyone cut off or been cut off by friends and family over the political divide. by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

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I'd be interested in a thread about people who made friends despite the political divide. Either about finding more people who agree with you, or how to find people who don't care that much about politics or are centrist.

The new Mozilla project: Help censorship grow by reporting "anti-LGBTQ+ content" by asterias in censorship

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What is the best way to boycott Mozilla over this? Does Firefox make any money from its users, or is it purely donation-based?

What are some openly conservative companies? by Aureus in AskSaidIt

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Looks like it got deleted, do you have it saved?

35 DAYS TO ELECTION DAY! Here's what you can do to ensure a Trump Victory in November! by Aureus in politics

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I'm sure if you watch CNN you must be feeling that all the time. Sorry buddy.

The 3 P's of Manhood: A Review of Protection, Procreation, and Provision | The Art of Manliness by Sw0rdofDam0cles in TheRedPill

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This is an excellent summary and link. Thanks.

2020 Election: What The REAL Experts Predict by TheJamesRocket in politics

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Thanks for this. This is a well-informed post free of spin, which is what we need more of

DUNE 2020 - Carlos Huante On Designing the Sandworms and Guild Navigator (Exclusive Interview) (8:11) ~ Whos Nick by JasonCarswell in Dune

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Looks interesting, thanks for making this sub.

I don't like PragerU, but really? My ISP has apparently IP-blocked their website. by TheAmeliaMay in censorship

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Send the ISP a letter asking about this (and the other websites that were blocked) and saying that you might cancel if the issue isn't fixed.

Trouble getting motivated? Check out the new Foundation Guide wiki! by Aureus in FoundationGuide

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First off, I highly appreciate the feedback. This is exactly what I'm looking for.

What you need is an active community to start collaborating on more in-depth sub-guides on the wiki, otherwise you'll need to dump hundreds of hours into research.

I plan to cover just the basics to start (although I will eventually be expanding into more advanced subjects) so I hope it won't take too much research. I also want to take guides that have already been written and are well-formatted and supply those as additional resources, as I've done in the Grooming article. No point in covering territory that's already been explored.

I totally agree with your assessments for a platform. You're right, on SaidIt and Ruqqus I'm having a hard time finding people who would be interested, even though I find the culture generally better than Reddit. I think 4chan could be very receptive, but unfortunately they do tend to ban self-improvement threads. For now I'll stick mainly to Reddit and stay on the less swamped subs.

Btw, would you be interested in contributing to this or sharing it?

I'm working on a basic guide to online privacy and I could use your help. How can I improve this? by Aureus in privacy

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Thanks, I'll check these out!

I'm working on a basic guide to online privacy and I could use your help. How can I improve this? by Aureus in privacy

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Thanks, any suggestions?

I'm working on a basic guide to online privacy and I could use your help. How can I improve this? by Aureus in privacy

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I'm definitely working on that. What I have currently is mostly technical, but I want to include a section on social best practices like not posting selfies or using the same name across accounts.

Thanks for the input, is there anything else you'd mention btw?

Types of Animal Eyes by magnora7 in Infographics

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Cool post!

(United States) The seasonal flu will now become routine justification for Democrat (and a few Republican) Governors and Mayors to shut down economies and institute martial law. by passionflounder in PredictTheFuture

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I could definitely see this happening unfortunately.

I fully believe that antibiotic-resistant diseases are real, but I could also see them being exploited to create a panic like you describe.

The Richest Man in Babylon | Financial advice through a collection of parables set 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylon by Jesus-Christ in FoundationGuide

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Great recommendation, thanks!

Let's Be Honest Folks by Drewski in politics

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I'm sure he'll see it eventually, just be sure to upvote and comment

Let's Be Honest Folks by Drewski in politics

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Yep. And looking up Biden's stances on every one of these issues, he is far worse than Trump.

For example: the meme complains about taxes being used to fund the wall (even though Trump's overall tax cut means you're paying less in taxes anyway). Meanwhile, Biden has promised to stop building the wall day one and use American taxpayer money to fund free healthcare and college for illegal immigrants. Hmm, if I genuinely care about low taxes and border security I wonder who I'd pick...

Whoever made this meme has really skewed priorities. Not to mention that Kamala is even worse than Biden.

Let's Be Honest Folks by Drewski in politics

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Let's Be Honest Folks by Drewski in politics

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If they don't want Trump to win they have to provide a better alternative. It really is that simple.

Bingo. I fully agree that Trump isn't perfect, but he is light-years ahead of the competition. Check out my post here for Biden's far worse stances on all the issues mentioned by OP's deceptive meme.

I can't take anyone seriously who would say "Yeah, I'm a staunch activist against illegal immigration and all for border security. But even though I paid less net taxes due to Trump's tax cut, some of those taxes went to building the wall, therefore #fuckDrumpf #ImWithJoe". Makes zero sense.

Trump is by far the best candidate here. Not voting for him is retarded.

Does anyone remember that half a day after the last election when articles came out from democrates saying "maybe we should listen to the working classes, they have legitimate issues with globalised capitalism" and "maybe calling everyone who disagrees with us racists wasn't the vote winner we thought it would be." Then within 24 hours that all got shut down and replaced by "No, we were right, everyone else is racist and we are good."

Yup. It was a little surreal. There was about a day or so of self-reflection, and then it went immediately to blaming Russia with zero proof.

Let's Be Honest Folks by Drewski in politics

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Well said. Most of the criticisms in the meme are BS, and Biden is way worse on everything brought up. Kind of seems like the meme is designed to manipulate.

Let's Be Honest Folks by Drewski in politics

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Compared to this. Biden is 1000x worse on every issue. This anti-Trump meme is BS.

Let's Be Honest Folks by Drewski in politics

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You are totally correct. I did research on what Biden plans for these issues and he is far worse on every single one. You may enjoy this post about it.

Australia Is A Full Scale Pilot Test For The New World Order by fred_red_beans in conspiracy

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That's a really interesting idea!

Let's Be Honest Folks by Drewski in politics

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Totally agree. This should be in /s/memes if anything, although it's such bullshit I'd be happy if it wasn't on the site at all.

Edit: I made a researched rebuttal to this meme you might find useful.

Let's Be Honest Folks by Drewski in politics

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Let's look at Biden's record:

And that isn't even mentioning Biden's support for the Iraq War, NAFTA, the Patriot Act, and his insufferably woke policy positions including consideration for racial reparations.

Don't be suckered by stupid memes into not voting for a candidate who is 1000 times better on every single one of these issues than Biden, and is actually willing to stand against Critical Race Theory rather than openly promoting it.

Feel free to repost this rebuttal whenever this BS meme is reposted.

Opensource.builders is a website to find and request open-source alternatives to popular software you already use. by [deleted] in Internet

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Looks cool, thanks!

Can we make a list of Dissident-right forums/subs/etc? by Meilancholia in debatealtright

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Is there a way to use it without providing a phone number?

Dear Men: Stop Working Out. by Drewski in NotTheOnion

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No.

Richard Spencer in the news again, for endorsing Biden/disavowing Trump (x-post from Ruqqus) by DisgustResponse in debatealtright

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I disagree that a Biden victory would reduce the pressure on the dissident right. I expect the new administration to be absolutely punitive. I also expect the Republicans to purge the MAGA/America First holdouts, and will treat the Trump era as a bad dream, as they return to a policy of warmongering neoliberalism.

I'm 100% with OP on this. Trump losing would be terrible. I think RS is either trolling here or just seeking attention.

I predict that Nvidia's new 3080 Ti / 3090 flagship GPU will cost at least $1500 by FediNetizen in PredictTheFuture

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Interesting, do we know when it will be released?

Richard Spencer in the news again, for endorsing Biden/disavowing Trump (x-post from Ruqqus) by DisgustResponse in debatealtright

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What do you predict will happen if Biden gets elected?

Importing the Weebs by CompleteDoubterII in SaidIt

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It's a bit late for me right now, but please reach out to those users, and maybe some on Ruqqus as well!

One heads-up is that apparently GoodAnimemes is under threat of censorship by the admins. That could be a really good "in" to get people thinking about reddit alternatives free of censorship.

What are the best ways to reach a large audience online? (crosspost from /s/Activism) by Aureus in debatealtright

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Feel free to do either. There's nothing wrong with building a site from the ground-up and in many ways I encourage it.

That said, it's important to be realistic. Don't censor yourself from the mainstream just to use an alternative. Not having a voice in the public square is incredibly damaging in the long run.

In addition, compare how difficult it is to build an institution versus how easy it is to co-opt one. It took centuries for Harvard to reach the prominence it has today... SJWs co-opted it in just a few decades.

Same thing with Reddit. It took over 10 years for the site to become the powerhouse it is today, but only a few years for the woke left to take it over from the top.

Build, but don't ignore the utility of entryism into existing institutions, and definitely don't isolate yourself from the mainstream.

Boycott these jerks. All their CEOs have bodyguards ____ Here’s A List Of Corporations Funding The ‘Defund The Police’ Movement by typhoon in politics

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Everyone interested in boycotting these companies should check out /s/Activism and the boycott list there: https://saidit.net/s/Activism/wiki/thegreatboycott

There's also some great resources on Ruqqus:

https://ruqqus.com/+VoteWithYourWallet

https://ruqqus.com/+FightingBack

Boycott these jerks. All their CEOs have bodyguards ____ Here’s A List Of Corporations Funding The ‘Defund The Police’ Movement by typhoon in politics

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Just had a random thought.

I think a lot of these corporations and governments are working overtime to turn this into a racial issue, rather than a police brutality issue. Making it a racial issue skirts around defunding the police, and allows corporations to donate big bucks to racial charities rather than anti-police ones (as most have).

Goodyear responds to zero-tolerance policy slide labeled by employee as discriminatory by Iam1ofMany in news

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For those who didn't click the link, here is their response:

“Goodyear is committed to fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace where all of our associates can do their best in a spirit of teamwork. As part of this commitment, we do allow our associates to express their support on racial injustice and other equity issues but ask that they refrain from workplace expressions, verbal or otherwise, in support of political campaigning for any candidate or political party as well as other similar forms of advocacy that fall outside the scope of equity issues.”

I'd call this worse than a "non-response". It's doubling down

Dear Apple: Your Services Are No Longer Required by [deleted] in TechCompanies

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I'll be happy if he gets others to quit using Apple too.

I’m going to start by never buying a new Apple product again. I’m going to unsubscribe from all paid Apple Services. Because I won’t be buying any new Apple devices, I won’t ever need AppleCare or AppleCare+ again, I can easily build my own cloud storage instead of paying for extra iCloud storage, I’ve can subscribe to Spotify for music instead of paying for Apple Music (by the way, Spotify can even be used on PowerPC Macs, Apple Music can’t), I can play all the games that are not on Apple Arcade, I can watch all of the Television shows that aren’t on AppleTV+, and I can get my news from sources other than Apple News+.

The above quote was the only relevant part for me. Can anyone think of a good alternative to Spotify?

Stockton University Drops All Charges Against Student who Made Zoom Background of President Trump by scrubking in censorship

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Great news! Thanks for posting!

Instead of Oreo cookies, check out Hydrox - the original creme-filled cookie, made in America, better for you, and zero political virtue-signalling. by Aureus in Activism

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Got any suggestions there buddy?

Importing the Weebs by CompleteDoubterII in SaidIt

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Awesome!

Okay, so some ideas. Should we focus on one specific site, list several, link to /r/RedditAlternatives, or just mention alternatives in general?

What subs should we post on?

What subs on SaidIt (or Ruqqus, or NotABug) do you think would be receptive to this campaign?

The Internet Archive offers over 20,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts. There is also a collection of 1.3 million modern eBooks that may be borrowed by anyone with a free archive.org account. by [deleted] in books

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I've noticed you've made a lot of posts in this vein. I'm a big fan. Do you think there should be a special sub for content like this? I was thinking something like /s/FreeCulture or /s/OpenCulture

Importing the Weebs by CompleteDoubterII in SaidIt

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A little bit, but not as much as I should - do you think we should get several people together to help promote this?

Here Are 115 Coursera Certificates You Can Now Earn for Free (During the Coronavirus Pandemic) by [deleted] in Internet

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Thanks for sharing these!

PinePhone has physical kill switches for its cameras, microphone, data, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. by [deleted] in technology

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That would be awesome, thanks!

Neat resource: if you want to see reviews of movies from critics who aren't "woke", check out rightwingtomatoes.com by Aureus in whatever

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Great idea! What websites would you suggest?

Comparing specs of upcoming Linux phones by [deleted] in technology

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Great resource! More people should be using open-source phones

How to grow SaidIt: importing the weebs from /r/animemes by Aureus in Activism

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Great work! I'll head over and support it.

You don't have to like Trump, but after seeing this, you can't vote for Joe Biden. His incompetent candidacy is not enough to lead a nation. by Orangutan in politics

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I can't see how anyone would want to vote for Biden. Even liberals have admitted he doesn't have a real fanbase.

I predict that Behavioural Addiction will become a much more common problem than it already is by ElifromtheBook in PredictTheFuture

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Could you expand on this?

QAnon Protestors Invade CNN In Hollywood Over Elite Pedophilia & Child Trafficking Exposure by OperationQ in Activism

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Thanks for posting this here!

Importing the Weebs by CompleteDoubterII in SaidIt

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Thanks, hopefully it will get a lot of traction here!

Saidit is constantly getting spammed with porn, and other bullshit. Can we not do something about this? by suckitreddit in SaidIt

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Shit, don't mean to ruin your day but looks like the spammers are back. This time they're on a "u" name.

Their usernames are all sequential words, made around the same time. There must be a way to use that against the spammers, maybe identify and ban them pre-emptively.

Don't sweat it though, if this is keeping you up you should get some sleep. SaidIt can survive a little spam for a few hours.

Saidit is constantly getting spammed with porn, and other bullshit. Can we not do something about this? by suckitreddit in SaidIt

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Thank you for removing it! It looks like the spammer got tired anyways. I appreciate everything you do for the site.

If the spam resumes or gets really bad, maybe have a short-term moratorium on creating new accounts? Not a perfect fix, but it would get the job done.

The free online streaming site KissAnime was recently taken down. Here are some alternatives. by Aureus in Anime

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Thanks!

Saidit uses a hosting company(Linode) that supports BlackLivesMatter on their frontpage. Lmao this guy thinks he can host a censorship free platform there? by osculation in WikiLeaks

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What?

That already happens. The media spins bullshit about conservatives 24/7. Alarmingly, often the state does too.

Meanwhile, both the media and the state bend over backwards to cover for those on the left. I remember the CNN anchor who called the riots "mostly peaceful" while standing in front of a burning building. Or the mayor of Seattle, who called CHOP "the summer of love" not long before the protesters shot a 14-year-old.

Conservatives know what it feels like to be targeted by the media and authoritarians in government. Liberals and leftists don't.

You remember when conservatives were protesting the lockdowns, abiding by all laws and often maintaining social distancing by staying in their cars, and Democratic governors condemned them as dangerous maniacs? Then a few months later, when mobs started setting fires to cities and assaulting people, the same governors praised them as "peaceful protesters" and let them get off scot-free?

If you can't see this now, you're just willfully ignorant.

THE GREAT BOYCOTT - a megathread on companies to boycott and their alternatives. by Aureus in Activism

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Well done, thank you for the comment!

THE GREAT BOYCOTT - a megathread on companies to boycott and their alternatives. by Aureus in Activism

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I wish I knew what project it was from but I only happened upon that jpeg.

I looked it up and it seems to be from this site. At least the text and the chart match. Unfortunately it doesn't provide more information than is already included in the image you linked.

I'm not sure how high priority this project is for you right now but I thought I may as well ask since it seemed like an ordered list was the next step for the project as you were thinking of it about a month ago (idk if things have changed since then).

It definitely is. I've been somewhat scattered the last few weeks due to everything going on, but thank you for reminding me about the boycott. I'm still interested in going forward with the project, just considering the best way to approach it.

The easiest thing to do right now would be to compile a very short list (around 10) of "absolutely must boycott" companies, the worst-of-the-worst. A short list would be a lot easier to spread around and memorize for the average person. I think the list I have in the OP is a good start, but maybe some companies are worse than those.

Importing The Weebs by CompleteDoubterII in whatever

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This is an excellent idea. I'd like to help if I can. I linked to it on /s/Activism too. Maybe you should also post it to /s/SaidIt, /s/IdeasForSaidit, and /s/anime?

James Altucher: NYC is dead forever. Here's why by muellermeierschulz in Activism

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Thank you for reposting this here!

What are the best ways to reach a large audience online? (crosspost from /s/Activism) by Aureus in debatealtright

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I try to make one or two of these narrow and personable marketing comments everyday all across the web and sometime in real life. I don't really have the analytics on how many people that has brought to our sub but I have a feeling that if more of us were engaging in similar strategies our forum and it's ideas would spread despite the heavy censorship we are straitjacketed with.

Excellent strategy. I will definitely mention this from now on.

I can't tell you how many times I've been directed to a great channel or website simply because someone name-dropped it on a wider-audience channel or website.

What are the best ways to reach a large audience online? (crosspost from /s/Activism) by Aureus in debatealtright

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I have nothing against reaching out to friends and family. But if people are posting online, they might as well do it effectively.

What are the best ways to reach a large audience online? (crosspost from /s/Activism) by Aureus in debatealtright

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I disagree. Alternative sites are important, but they massively limit your audience. Every alternative site I've seen so far is basically the original site, except a million times smaller and exclusively for right-wingers.

Note that there is nothing wrong with a site used mostly by those on the right. I think a site like that could be very useful if it prioritized quality content, like I detail in Option Two in this post. Unfortunately most existing sites just offer low-effort clickbait news. This wastes the time of everyone who uses it, and often makes their life worse by demoralizing them.

On the other hand, you could widely promote an alternative site to less-political users (as I detailed in Option One of the post mentioned earlier). This would get those users off of a platform intent on brainwashing them, and instead using a platform that values free thought. However, that involves advertising the alternative site on an existing mainstream platform, like Reddit.

This post by another user, though flawed, has some more criticisms of alternative platforms being a panacea.

James Altucher: Nyc is dead forever. Here's why by muellermeierschulz in whatever

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This is an excellent article! You should repost this to /s/Activism, I'm trying to compile resources for people leaving tyrannical major cities.

James Altucher: Nyc is dead forever. Here's why by muellermeierschulz in whatever

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It's hard to tell but I'm not 100% sure he's a liberal. Mainstream liberals wouldn't reference the riots at all, or if they did, they would try to justify them or even portray them as "necessary".

This is his position in the article:

And then in June, during rioting and looting a second wave of NYC-ers (this time me) left. I have kids. Nothing was wrong with the protests but I was a little nervous when I saw videos of rioters after curfew trying to break into my building.

The rioting and looting caused him to leave the city. That sounds like a condemnation to me - he stops short of criticizing the protests, but he exposes and criticizes the real problem of rioters. He could be a centrist or someone trying to cover his ass since any criticism of the protests gets you cancelled.

he just cuts and runs like a coward.

At the very least, he is no longer paying taxes to and thus passively supporting New York City. I would never shame someone who left NYC as "cutting and running".

Prepare yourself for an election scandal by Blackbrownfreestuff in debatealtright

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Didn't know that, thanks.

Prepare yourself for an election scandal by Blackbrownfreestuff in debatealtright

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Do you have any more info on the CNN segment you saw this on? Also, you should repost this to /s/PredictTheFuture

Prepare yourself for an election scandal by Blackbrownfreestuff in debatealtright

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Haven't people always been able to vote by mail anyways?

I thought the drama is that the Democrats want the election to be only vote by mail.

THE GREAT BOYCOTT - a megathread on companies to boycott and their alternatives. by Aureus in Activism

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Check out the links in my post, I'll also link them here:

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/06/11/corporate-donations-to-social-justice/

https://conservativeus.com/the-full-list-here-are-the-269-companies-who-are-supporting-blm-antifa-riots/

There are definitely other good lists as well. Let me know if you'd want to help with this boycott project!