SaidIt alternatives? by fschmidt in SaidIt

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

Lemmy and Lenny had the same issue of their installation instructions take you about halfway and then just leave you. The difference is that lotide was reasonably easy to figure out for a Layman so someone could write instructions without being the core dev. I really like that you can take a base install of ubuntu, follow the instructions, and have a working system without any further steps.

You're not stuck in traffic, you are traffic. I'm specifically pointing out lotide to help address the fact that no one talks about it.

SaidIt alternatives? by fschmidt in SaidIt

[–]BigFatRetard 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Personally, I think it's because the devs haven't pushed it very much so the critical mass of users hasn't happened yet.

I was looking for a federated link aggregator for a while, and Lemmy is one (it isn't ideal for a free speech platform for various reasons), but I found Lemmy wasn't really easy to install which is why there's only a few servers.

Looking at lotide, there were three problems: The lack of basic install guide for someone who is completely unfamiliar, the default theme makes it look like crap and is basically useless for mobile, and there's virutally nobody getting the word out there.

I think that with the recent rectification of the first two issues, I could see it becoming much more popular. Especially if people know it exists which is a function of people talking about it.

SaidIt alternatives? by fschmidt in SaidIt

[–]BigFatRetard 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I just spent quite a bit of time working with lotide, an open source federated link aggregator and forum.

https://sr.ht/~vpzom/lotide/

There's more information on their own instance:

https://narwhal.city/communities/12

Federation is basically the ideal solution for censorship. Different communities can run their own instances that are operated according to their own community standards, and where censorship exists the network can route around the damage.

Even better is that because lotide uses the activitypub protocol, you can subscribe and interact with communities from different software such as mastodon, pleroma, friendica, etc.

Imo, decentralization is the only way we can win against big tech.

Facebook Bans Second Amendment Group Without Explanation by scrubking in censorship

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

Friendica and mastodon are both really great facebook alternatives. You can self-host or join another instance, and every instance can talk to every other instance. You can't be banned from the platform because of the nature of the platform.

Gabbard: Domestic Terrorism Bill Is ‘a Targeting of Almost Half of the Country’ by Tomoko in news

[–]BigFatRetard 13 insightful - 1 fun13 insightful - 0 fun14 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The doublespeak on domestic terrorism is incredible.

"Good" riots are still going on right now, remember.

TheDonald has been taken down by TheJamesRocket in news

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

Realistically, just because someone says that they're against something doesn't mean that they're against it. Anyone with half a brain would realize that the insurance companies would stand to make out like bandits if the government mandated that everyone had to be a customer or they'd have to pay a fine.

At that point, it's just a matter of keeping a straight face while they deliver an entire customer base by Fiat unto you. "no, we really don't want this, for sure, definitely don't give us all those customers who are perfectly healthy, no whatever will we do"

TheDonald has been taken down by TheJamesRocket in news

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

I'd hope the ideas are bigger than the man.

There was always a chance that the guy who made billions selling an idea and not usually delivering would sell the idea but not deliver. The idea isn't going away, though.

The idea that the powerful are corrupt and out to screw you over. The idea that a society based on freedom and equality is actually worth something and something to be proud of compared to despotic regimes. The idea that nobody should be ashamed of who they are based on their skin color or gender or who they want to sleep with. The idea that we should be proud of building something, that just pushing soldiers around and pushing resources around and living on borrowed money forever is an unsustainable model. The idea that we should stand up to tyrants instead of supplicating to them.

He didn't deliver, but he reminded people that they wanted better. They wanted better when they voted Barack Obama into office, and frankly they still do want better. Biden was never going to do it. Maybe nobody will. Maybe nobody can.

TheDonald has been taken down by TheJamesRocket in news

[–]BigFatRetard 8 insightful - 4 fun8 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

We can't all be good Chinese patriots, since China has no naturalization process whatsoever, being a literal National socialist dictatorship with concentration camps.

Pamela Anderson Leads Diverse Left-Right Coalition Pushing Trump to Pardon Assange by Drewski in WikiLeaks

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

Surely you mean "white nationalist Pamela Anderson leads white nationalist coalition to pardon white nationalist Julian Assange", no?

Seems that the names come out the moment someone does something the media doesn't agree with, especially if it's the right thing to do.

Studies find Wikipedia has liberal bias by EvilNick in StupidLeft

[–]BigFatRetard 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Wikipedia can absolutely be a fantastic resource as long as you stay away from stuff that's been politicized. Unfortunately, a lot of stuff has been politicized.

DuckDuckGo just passed 100,000,000 searches in a day by [deleted] in privacy

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

I fully moved over a few months ago. One in a thousand times sometimes I still have to go to google, but not very often.

TubeLab - a peertube compatible app for Android devices that is really good! by BigFatRetard in AltTech

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

I really liked how it supports downloads, subscriptions, picture in picture, voting and comments. Pretty damn close to everything I use in the standard YouTube app. Also available on f-droid for those who have left the Google ecosystem.

The Insanity Rises by christnmusicreleases in politics

[–]BigFatRetard 6 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Wait... Why do you need to wear masks if you purge your body thetans?

Power Rangers Unite! by zyxzevn in memes

[–]BigFatRetard 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

This image has continuity problems that I can't unsee now.

"Green" is yellow, "white" is pink.

Secret SJW image activate!!!

Peertube looks legitimately amazing. by BigFatRetard in AltTech

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

The link for the software itself to run on your server is https://joinpeertube.org/

One example of a server is https://based.directory/ though you can't join that particular instance. There's plenty of individual instances you can join if you don't want to host yourself.

More Double Standards: Antifa-BLM Organizer Who Stormed US Capitol Is Released from Jail Without Bail by scrubking in politics

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

Brilliant oratory. Unimpeachable logic.

Communities.win is now up and looking to become Reddit's replacement by [deleted] in whatever

[–]BigFatRetard 12 insightful - 3 fun12 insightful - 2 fun13 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

It's fine to use centralized sites, but it's important to diversify. You never know when your favorite website will be next.

Reddit used to be a fun website to visit.

Cop Beats Up 11yo Special Needs Girl, Claims 'She Was Stronger than Me' — NO JAIL by Drewski in PoliceMisconduct

[–]BigFatRetard 7 insightful - 15 fun7 insightful - 14 fun8 insightful - 15 fun -  (0 children)

Retard strength is well documented. I'm very strong.

More Double Standards: Antifa-BLM Organizer Who Stormed US Capitol Is Released from Jail Without Bail by scrubking in politics

[–]BigFatRetard 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Not sure you should be making jabs at people's intelligence when your argument is basically non-existent tribalist nonsense. You shut your brain off long ago.

Mozilla, Firefox planning to censor conservatives at the browser level; deplatforming isn’t enough by MarcoPolo in technology

[–]BigFatRetard 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yes, that's the benefit of using open source, is you can fork it and make something else without starting from scratch.

Facebook is now censoring actual quotes on fascism! Ideas and thoughts are becoming dangerous every day by Stroika in censorship

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

Life is contradictory sometimes.

If you want to have the greatest amount of happiness for the largest number of people, you'd want to focus on keeping the population at a reasonable level, and ensuring that those who are alive are healthy and well-fed and have purpose.

Ironically, the lockdowns being uncritically accepted worldwide is in part because of the idea that there are no contradictions and there's always a single correct thing to do.

Not so much impressive as it was just brute force brainwashing by [deleted] in whatever

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

+1, Funny +1, Sad

Canadian Health Expert: “Costs of Lock Downs are at Least 10 Times Higher than the Benefits” by MarcoPolo in news

[–]BigFatRetard 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

To be fair, given the cost of the lockdowns, they could have done insane things.

They could have built a 1 billion dollar hospital in the 300 largest cities, and had money left over to staff them.

The cost of the lockdowns and their total uselessness is on a scale that's almost impossible to imagine. That kind of money could have performed miracles. Instead if gave some people a stressful vacation.

Parler Switches Domain Registry to Epik Following AWS Ban by MarcoPolo in technology

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

Once you get the government involved, you don't need to win the market.

People don't realize how insane the government is. They could purchase the 5 largest companies on the S&P....every single year forever. When that kind of money is involved, they override the will of the people.

Parler Switches Domain Registry to Epik Following AWS Ban by MarcoPolo in technology

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

I don't believe the website is back, only that they registered parler using their domain registry.

Typical Saidit user be like by FediNetizen in funny

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

The tech will switch between the ideal frequency for the case. They're not going to use 50GHz for broadcasting through a neighborhood. It's much more likely they'd use that frequency for line of sight in an airport or arena.

There's studies from long before 5g was a twinkle in anyone's eye that show that 50GHz won't penetrate more than a mm of skin. This is consistent with the concerns of 5g critics who are worried that the higher frequencies will interact more with human tissue, as well as the law of conservation of energy. The more the frequency interacts with the human body, the less it can penetrate the human body because it's consumed in the process.

As I said, this is similar in concept to radiation. An alpha emitter will probably have every single particle that reaches your body will interact with your body, whereas a gamma emitter can penetrate but is less likely to interact with your body. The result is that generally speaking gamma sources are the scariest because shielding can only do so much, and the best protection against gamma is distance.

Conservative Commentator Says AIG Canceled His Insurance Over His Social Media Posts by Drewski in censorship

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

Don't worry, they'll happily cancel black people. They go where the power goes.

Typical Saidit user be like by FediNetizen in funny

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

I was only comparing the two because of the parallels between something that can penetrate and something that interacts. There's a clear difference between the two otherwise.

Canadian Health Expert: “Costs of Lock Downs are at Least 10 Times Higher than the Benefits” by MarcoPolo in news

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

How do you deal with the stagflation and massive tax hikes whose revenues go directly to bankers?

Conservative Commentator Says AIG Canceled His Insurance Over His Social Media Posts by Drewski in censorship

[–]BigFatRetard 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Seems like the two groups switched sides. All the authoritarian karens became leftists, all the people who fear corporations went right. It's strange.

Typical Saidit user be like by FediNetizen in funny

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

My research indicated that the higher frequency signals do in fact interact with matter more than lower frequency signals, but because of that the waves are immediately blocked by a very thin layer of skin.

It all kind of makes sense, that's why ionizing radiation is scary, but even then you don't need to worry much about alpha particles unless an alpha emitter gets inside your body.

Trump concedes: His supporters meltdown by TheJamesRocket in debatealtright

[–]BigFatRetard 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think it's safe to say that Trump isn't as good as they say, and he isn't as bad as they say.

He isn't as good as they say because he spent 4 years on twitter talking about all the great things he'd do, but he didn't do any of them. Assange and Snowden haven't been pardoned, all these great documents haven't been declassified, he didn't force congress to balance a budget, he vetoed fewer bills than any president for the past 100 years, he never did get the hang of hiring administrators who weren't already part of the establishment.

He isn't as bad as they say because he spent 4 years on twitter talking about all the terrible things he'd do, but he didn't do any of them. He didn't lock up his political enemies, he didn't make any sweeping cuts to the government, he didn't go out starting all the wars people assumed he would, he didn't play the dictator card when he could have.

In my view, the past 4 years have done more to show people how fascistic the left has become. Trump tried to run the country, the Democrats spent 4 years trying to hang Trump's friends with frivolous investigations and and court cases, and use illegitimate means to hang him for the crime of winning an election they thought they deserved to win. Now they're forcibly silencing him using their 'friends' in the megacorps. They may have won the battle, but a lot of people saw something they can't support, and I think a lot of long-time democrat supporters have turned their backs on the Democrats as a result.

Elon Musk: People Are Going to be 'Super Unhappy' With Big Tech As 'The De Facto Arbiter of Free Speech' by MarcoPolo in politics

[–]BigFatRetard 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I too enjoy letting megacorps be judge, jury, and executioner.

I look forward to the day when grocery stores stop letting us buy food if someone fabricates evidence that we once retweeted a rape joke.

Elon Musk: People Are Going to be 'Super Unhappy' With Big Tech As 'The De Facto Arbiter of Free Speech' by MarcoPolo in politics

[–]BigFatRetard 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The biggest names on newproject2 just moved right back to patreon (never left, actually), so no.

If you think that credit card companies and not law enforcement should investigate and punish crimes, then you've got something wrong with you.

Elon Musk: People Are Going to be 'Super Unhappy' With Big Tech As 'The De Facto Arbiter of Free Speech' by MarcoPolo in politics

[–]BigFatRetard 7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

That's true. It wasn't google or amazon that shut down newproject2, it was Mastercard and Discover.

There ought to be consequences close to a corporate death sentence for such corporate murder.

reddit: defender of free speech by TokLwdSaNthg in WatchRedditDie

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

I don't know, I can't see anything on Parler since it was shut down by our benevolent masters the megacorps.

I like that there is no downvote option please don't change this by dontbuyanylogos in SaidIt

[–]BigFatRetard 6 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

In 2021 I find it pretty difficult differentiating between left and right. Against racism and sexism, hate megacorps trying to control your life and worried about manipulation by the mainstream media? Well that's obviously right wing! (Wait...what?)

friendica – A Decentralized Social Network by BigFatRetard in AltTech

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

After the latest batch of purges, I'm sick of letting billionaires control what I see and what I can do. This social networking software is part of the federverse, so you can host your own social network and pull data from other people's social network in return.

I went with this one because it was straightforward to install.

Everyone with an internet connection should have a server so they can control their own data. Decentralize, take the power back.

Proponents of the New World Order are now firmly in control of the US establishment, and from all the signs, the NWO will be structured on the Chinese model. What was once the "U.S. model" is now effectively gone. This is a world-changing moment in time. by StillLessons in WorldPolitics

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

Stagflation occurs when the state runs out of money, so they just print more. Printing more doesn't actually increase the productive value of the economy, so all it does is reduce the value of everyone else's money, so you're out of money in the sense that you don't have any more productivity to go around, but you've got all the money in the world in the sense that you can print whatever you like.

I've got over 100 trillion Zimbabwe dollars hanging on my wall. When it was minted, it wouldn't buy you a loaf of bread. They didn't really have any money in the sense of the ability to buy things, but they had all the money in the world in the sense that they were all trillionaires.

Proponents of the New World Order are now firmly in control of the US establishment, and from all the signs, the NWO will be structured on the Chinese model. What was once the "U.S. model" is now effectively gone. This is a world-changing moment in time. by StillLessons in WorldPolitics

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

You should go get Chinese citizenship if you like it so much!

Oh, that's right. You can't, because Communist China doesn't have any process for naturalization because they're national socialists. You'll always be nothing but a foreigner.

Well, at least that'll keep you out of their concentration camps!

I FUCKING LOVE SCIENCE! by [deleted] in memes

[–]BigFatRetard 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You're right, it's more a metaphorical worship, in the sense that certain people treat it like a religion that cannot be questioned, not in the sense of actually worshipping the actual thing that science actually is.

An actual worshipper of science would always have to be open to being proven wrong, which would not benefit the political or religious folks who need science to agree with them.

Men and Women: Reversal of Fortune | Live From The Lair by x0x7 in videos

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

Important thing to note is that women inherently have their value in the dating market from 18-35. Men have to work for their value, and if they don't put the work in then the rest of what's going on in the dating market is irrelevant -- you're just a 40 year old loser instead of a 25 year old loser. (Incidentally, women can also work to be worth more after 35, but it takes an exceptional woman to defy fate and do so)

The powers that be will want good men to refuse the call to improve themselves. They push the narrative that self-improvement is evil. They want men to believe their value is inherent and can't change. Believing this and acting upon it is going to harm both men and women.

Will they ever listen to the science? by zyxzevn in science

[–]BigFatRetard 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That's a really good point, that they have to pretend they were right all along or otherwise what was the point of all this?

To be honest, I'd be willing to forgive if they had admitted they were wrong, because none of us really knew how bad it would be at first. Immediately after the start of the pandemic, someone I knew and respected died of the virus. Lots of people thought we were dealing with something really lethal.

Then we learned more and now we know it's serious but not the end of the world, but they can't deal with that...

Remember who’s really responsible and hold them accountable by Orangutan in politics

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

And also.rememner that some.of those things are things you actually need to live.

Get rid of heat, get rid of transportation, get rid of fertilizer, you'd dramatically drop.our GHG emissions, and you'd commit genocide. Oops.

I FUCKING LOVE SCIENCE! by [deleted] in memes

[–]BigFatRetard 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I think science worship is a good choice of words, because it isn't actually being a practicioner of science.

Everyone will always twist whatever the greatest power is to get what they want. When I worked at a union facility, every loudmouth had reasons why the union wanted them to get their way. When I worked at a facility with a strong safety culture, every loudmouth had reasons why safety wanted them to get their way. When I worked at a facility with a real ball buster at the top, every loudmouth had reasons why said ball buster wanted them to get their way. In broader society, when religion was powerful, people used religion to silence the people they didn't like. Now that social justice is powerful, you can find articles from psychpaths explaining why virtually everything on the planet is against social justice and needs to be ended.

This is just more of the same. Science isn't being used as a tool to seek truth, it's being used as a bludgeon to force people to comply. Having the wrong (true) data is a great way to get cancelled. Having the wrong (facially correct) conclusions is a great way to get cancelled. If these people were around in the days of phlogestin theory, they'd be attacking people talking about oxidation because their political arguments would rely on phlogestin theory. These are the exact same people who arrested Galileo and charged him with heresy.

New Record: Bitcoin Overtook Visa and Samsung in Market Value by MarkoVidrih in news

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

The sole purpose of bitcoin is as a currency. I've written many times before that it's terrible as a currency. As a means of exchange, there are massive systemic problems with bitcoin, there are hard limits on the number of transactions that can be verified, so when it gets popular you can't actually use it because it takes so long for the system to process. As a method of accounting, it's worthless because of the huge swings in valuation that hodlers think is a feature, not a bug. How many bitcoins for a loaf of bread? You can't know on a day to day basis, because it might be 3,000 per bitcoin, it might be 30,000 per bitcoin. Finally, as a store of value it's terrible for the same reason. It feels great right now when the 3,000 per bitcoin coins you own are going up, but what about when you saved a bunch of bitcoin at 30,000 per coin and it drops to 3,000 then you just lost everything.

It's basically a pyramid scheme with no value as a currency, and eventually pyramid schemes leave a lot of people holding the bag. You don't want to be one of the winners when that happens, because governments don't take kindly to pyramid schemes.

The national debt tops $26 trillion for the first time as the federal government ramps up coronavirus relief spending by special2 in news

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

Tesla stock in particular is insane.

The one stock's market cap is higher than most of the auto industry combined, including several companies that have a proven track record of building electric cars -- and profits that dwarf Tesla's revenue.

The national debt tops $26 trillion for the first time as the federal government ramps up coronavirus relief spending by special2 in news

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

Fact is, the debt run-up started in earnest under Reagan. He quadrupled the federal debt trying to end stagflation. After that, George Bush sr. ran up the debt a bit, Clinton almost balanced the budget, George W. doubled the debt again, Obama blew up the debt again, and Trump has run up the debt more in 4 years than Obama did in 8.

There are a few politicians who have consistently spoken out against running up the debt, but they're a tiny minority. Both Republicans and Democrats are more than happy to buy your vote with your own money, and the consequences will be really upsetting.

The national debt tops $26 trillion for the first time as the federal government ramps up coronavirus relief spending by special2 in news

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

Remember all the talk of what we're owed when all our tax dollars go directly to bankers and we have to shut down most programs.

We did this by voting for people who would do it for us.

Rand Paul Bringing The Heat by christnmusicreleases in politics

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

Stupid. Got it.

Facts sure are inconvenient. They go away when you press the block button, for reals.

All I Want For Christmas by EndlessSunflowers in memes

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

The power to do what the party tells you to do, or to have your family murdered.

All I Want For Christmas by EndlessSunflowers in memes

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

Important question would be: What is the means of production?

You can have the grandest factory in the history of the world, and it won't do a thing without skilled engineers and workers to drive the machinery. The grandest factory in the history of the world also will become the worst factory on the planet if you let it remain static and don't have the innovation and skill of the people making it better. A chunk of steel is meaningless without craftsmen to make it something worthwhile.

Therefore, to "seize the means of production" is in fact to seize the people. History proves this to be true.

Rand Paul Bringing The Heat by christnmusicreleases in politics

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

Dafuq?

Are you blind, or just stupid?

The Pauls have been consistently talking about this for decades. Rand has pushed for balanced budgets and eliminating wasteful spending literally every year he's been in the senate.

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Fear of covid is a bourgeois privilege. "Stay home; save lives" means "I'm privileged so I can work from home and still make money. I hereby transfer burden of herd immunity to the workers & peasants who deliver my food and keep society functioning while I luxuriate in my personal digital utopia." by Jesus in politics

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The left in general doesn't care about the poor. They just care about their crusade of the day. 13 months ago it was climate change, now it's covid. They don't care in the least that people are dying of anything but covid. They don't care in the least about selling our grandkids into slavery. All they care about is the one thing they're entitled to be outraged about this hour.

Racism Is Rampant on Reddit, and Its Editors Are in Open Revolt by ManWithABanana in WatchRedditDie

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“We do not tolerate hate, racism, and violence, and while we have work to do to fight these on our platform, our values are clear,”

No, you clearly do. Just as long as your hatred, racism, and violence are the kind you agree with.

Linux PC company ZaReason goes out of business due to COVID-19 by [deleted] in Coronavirus

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That is sad, but if we're being fair you haven't needed specially specc'd computers for linux for a very very long time. I'm not sure that they weren't filling a niche that wasn't really there.

Leftists And Democrats Start Panicking As They Realize Trump Is Actually Winning Political Victories by Tarrock in politics

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Hoping he starts finding new stories soon. Not interested in 6 "trumps gonna win for sure" stories.

Its all part of the plan by [deleted] in propaganda

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Funny, when Obama ran, he seemed pretty keen on getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan and closing down gitmo.

What's a few major platform promises between friends?

Its all part of the plan by [deleted] in propaganda

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Pretty sure the point of the comic is that US attacks in the middle east started under Bush, continued under Obama, hasn't ended under Trump, and won't end under Biden.

It's been over a decade since Bush was in power. We can't blame him for the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan at this point. It's on the people who refuse to get out.

Its all part of the plan by [deleted] in propaganda

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The extreme right wing position that we shouldn't be bombing people?

If that's the extreme right wing position, then seig heil.

Amazon Reportedly Has Pinkerton Agents Surveil Workers Who Try To Form Unions by [deleted] in corruption

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That's fair. It's about dividing us to get power, not a particular ideology.

Amazon Reportedly Has Pinkerton Agents Surveil Workers Who Try To Form Unions by [deleted] in corruption

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It's always important to remember that Amazon's founder owns the Washington Post, a very lefty newspaper.

It's all a lie. Companies haven't stopped believing conservative beliefs, they've just started pretending they're super liberal so woke idiots don't question them anymore.

Drug Reverses Age-Related Cognitive Decline Within Days by [deleted] in Drugs

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Of course it's early on, but this sounds like a wonder drug. I'm interested in seeing if this ends up making it through double blind trials in humans 20 years down the line.

Leftists: "There's no evidence of fraud." Ordinary man: "I'm a data analyst and here's my evidence of fraud." Leftists: "Let me just cancel you, get you fired, and ruin your life. Now, anyone else have 'evidence?'" by VirgilGriff in politics

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One of the most absurd claims is that there is no evidence, even if you believe Biden won the election legitimately.

Of course there's evidence. It's like thermodynamics -- depending on how you define your system the laws of thermodynamics may not apply because something right outside of your definition is going to pump energy into a system.

Likewise, of course there's evidence of fraud, there's always evidence of stuff, whether it's true or not. You can find photos that are damning, videos that are damning, written reports that are damning. Just because you can find it doesn't mean it's even necessarily true!

That goes to the way the left has turned science into a religion. Anyone who actually applies science knows that sometimes -- even often -- you end up with compelling evidence that suggests something that isn't true. You can end up with a graph that seems to perfectly prove your hypothesis and it turns out there was something else going on that made the data look more compelling than it was. Why do you think the sciences are in a crisis where most studies aren't reproducible? Why do you think that p-hacking is a thing? It's because evidence always exists, and it's just a matter of slicing the evidence to support your conclusion.

You do that if you're begging the question, but if you're seeking truth then you have to look at all the evidence, weigh it, and try to come not to the conclusion you want, but the correct conclusion.

Like I said, the claim that there's no evidence is simply proof that you aren't looking. It's offensive to anyone who is seeking truth.

"Lockdowns are working" by zyxzevn in memes

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I hope you remember how much you wanted all this when we arrive at a period of stagflation because you used a demand side stimulus to try to deal with a supply side shock.

One of my criticisms of Trump is he wasn't willing to take the crack pipe away, so he spent more money in 4 years than Obama spent in 8 trying to stimulate an economy that didn't need stimulation, that was already past max employment.

A lot of people are going to lose their homes when all this "stimulus" catches up with us, and interest rates quintuple. Taxes will rise a lot for the middle class, and it's all going to bankers -- despite paying higher taxes services will plummet. Ask someone from Venezuela how perpetual stimulus feels. Crack cocaine is a stimulant too, and it feels great until it catches up with you.

"Lockdowns are working" by zyxzevn in memes

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"we have to do something" is a terrible frame of mind. Decisions have consequences, and the data shows lockdowns have consequences. Drug overdoses are way up. Suicides are way up. Domestic violence is way up. Death by starvation worldwide is way up. Those are a direct effect of the decision to lock down.

"I have to do something about this knee pain! I know, I'll smoke crack! I feel so much better knowing I'm doing something, and it does help with the pain!"

I'm sad seeing the childlike view of the left. "We have to destroy everything to deal with the latest thing I'm freaking out about!"

6 months before covid we had the same people arguing for the same measures to deal with global climate change. They don't care about the ultimate consequences of dealing with their cause of the day, thinking of all that is too much work.

U.S. Justice Alito says pandemic has led to 'unimaginable' curbs on liberty by random3 in news

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You first.

Oh, that's right. That's impossible.

Don't worry, kid. Some day you'll grow up and discover that things aren't black and white, not nearly as easy and cut and dry as the powers that push you around would like you to think.

U.S. Justice Alito says pandemic has led to 'unimaginable' curbs on liberty by random3 in news

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Life is risk. Everything you do or don't do carries a risk.

Walk to the grocery store? You risk death. Drive to the grocery store? You risk death. Don't go to the grocery store? You risk death.

Someday, you, me, and everyone both of us know will die. That's just reality. Life will move on, and eventually it won't move on. We'll reach a point where the entire planet is bathed in atomic fire as the sun changes from the yellow cycle to the red cycle. At some point long after that, entropy will reach 0 and all creation will be a homogenous cold void, with no variations in energy to allow for any sort of reaction.

There will be nobody to care. There is no God looking over us, we're a freak chemical reaction that happened to figure out it existed.

The decisions being made to prevent COVID deaths are causing other deaths, some senseless and tragic. Suicides are up. Drug overdoses are up. Domestic violence is up. The poorest people on earth are starving where they weren't starving prior to the pandemic and the ensuing global lockdowns. You don't need to crawl to the deepest darkest parts of the Internet to prove this, it's being reported by mainstream news sources. No matter what decision you make, you will have suffering and death.

What matters to me and to a lot of people is how we live each day. Fascists hate the idea of illness, of disease, of uncleanliness, but those are just facts of life. We should be free to choose how we live. We should be free to take or not take risks and reap the rewards or pay the consequences for those decisions. Sometimes we live blessed lives, sometimes we die tragically in the gutter, and at least in that case we got to choose for ourselves instead of having our fates forced upon us by people who imagine themselves our betters.

Your Computer Isn't Yours. It’s here. It happened. Did you notice? I’m speaking, of course, of the world that Richard Stallman predicted in 1997. On modern versions of macOS, you simply can’t power on your computer and use it without a log of your activity being transmitted and stored. by Chipit in Internet

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windows 10 decrapifier and O&O Shutup10 are two tools I immediately run upon installing windows these days. It doesn't solve the schizophrenic UI that can't decide if it's windows 7 or windows 8, but at least you can end up with a relatively lean computer that doesn't talk to papa microsoft nearly as much.

The writing is on the wall for r/conspiracy by Orangutan in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Oh, is reddit going to start banning SRS and all the other subs filled with radicals?

Oh, no? They're just going to kick off more conservatives and centrists?

Ok then.

Joe Biden Promises to Raise Annual U.S. Refugee Target by 800% - David Harris Jr. by sillystring in politics

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Don't fuck Harris. That's how we got into this mess.

Babysitter, 30, ‘squeezed baby girl, 1, to death until she felt her bones pop’ by divingrightintowork in TheseAreNotOurCrimes

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"Babysitter, 30"

wait...

Bill Gates says we need higher taxes to help the poor. Jeremy Paxman asks why Microsoft have comitted to Tax Avoidance. Hypocrisy, much? by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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The bigger the government, the easier it is for megacorps to get a payout. That's why they'll always advocate for bigger government even though it's against their interests.

Trump Fired Old Pentagon Adviser Days Ago - New Pentagon Top Adviser Wants US Troops Out Of Syria "Immediately" by magnora7 in WarWatch

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Probably.

I called for Biden from before the election started, and I've already called Biden's victory.

The chances of winning are tiny now, but crazier things have happened. I mean, 2020 gonna 2020.

Looks like the red wave we did get might have the effects intended anyway, we'll have to see. Ironically, Biden being elected might catalyze the effect I want to see.

Biden Begs for 30 Million Dollars to Defeat Trumps Lawsuits Despite Already Crowning Himself by Tarrock in politics

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Do you think the mayor of Moscow is going to donate directly to Biden?

Biden Begs for 30 Million Dollars to Defeat Trumps Lawsuits Despite Already Crowning Himself by Tarrock in politics

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Didn't he win already?

I keep reading in the media that the lawsuits have no chance and they're the flailing of a petulant child. Odd that they need millions to appeal if they're so baseless, isn't it?

Trump Fired Old Pentagon Adviser Days Ago - New Pentagon Top Adviser Wants US Troops Out Of Syria "Immediately" by magnora7 in WarWatch

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I hope he wins. Less world policing and fewer wars is what the world needs. Bombin Biden can just creep out kids instead of blowing them up with smart bombs.

Lobotomized by politics on reddit by jaarrrtttt in Introductions

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Groupthink is bad, whatever it is.

That said, seeing opinions you disagree with isn't necessarily groupthink. It might just mean that you've finally escaped yours.

Lobotomized by politics on reddit by jaarrrtttt in Introductions

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Sometimes the enemy of my enemy is also my enemy. See: The Soviet Union v. Nazi Germany

Biden Campaign Website Promises Internet Censorship Taskforce by scrubking in censorship

[–]BigFatRetard 7 insightful - 3 fun7 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Sadly, the actual answer to stop giving personal info out online will never come up.

Dr. Naomi Wolf on Twitter: "If I’d known Biden was open to ‘lockdowns’ as he now states, which is something historically unprecedented in any pandemic, and a terrifying practice, one that won’t ever end because elites love it, I would never have voted for him." by Orangutan in politics

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The day of reckoning is coming soon.

Every congress has bought your vote with your own dollars, doesn't really matter if it's Democrat or Republican.

The suffering that will be upon the American people will be unheard of in history. And it is entirely earned.

​By January 20th Trump Will Have Won EVERYTHING - WATCH Pompeo: "There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration" by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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Or the level of delusion of those who oppose him.

No one believes biden won by Honestanonymous in politics

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Democrats aren't liberals anymore.

A lot of people like me aren't ok with the bigotry and corruption just because it has a smiley face on it.

Nothing has changed. The Democrats support bigotry and violence, just like they did for the past 6 months.

‘900,000 invalid ballots were cast in Pennsylvania’… by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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I'm sick of having guys who smile real nice for the cameras then blow up little kids. Give me uncouth and right any day.

Looks like we'll get 4 more years of blowing up little kids. Very presidential.

‘900,000 invalid ballots were cast in Pennsylvania’… by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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Biden is the ultimate anti-intellectual candidate. He has every policy position superimposed, but the other guy hurts people's feelings for being mean on the internet so we ignore all the positions we don't like.

No one believes biden won by Honestanonymous in politics

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If he gets to president elect, we need to call him king Biden, because he wasn't elected.

Putin will NOT congratulate Biden until results are official & legal procedures are complete, Kremlin announces by Sw0rdofDam0cles in WorldNews

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Tfw Putin is more honest than the fake news media

CNN says Dick Cheney will be advising Biden on foreign policy. by Tarrock in politics

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This should have been a landslide so big nobody could even cheat. Americans are in the dark.

For the past four years we have been told that the 2016 US election results were illegitimate due to Russian interference. But as of today, questioning election results is against TOS. by Orangutan in politics

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Even (or perhaps especially) if Trump loses, it's time to migrate en masse away from the platforms that think they control the earth. The only thing we have is ourselves. Without us they're nothing.

Nancy Pelosi: Congress Will Have to 'Reverse the Damage' of a 'Usurped' Supreme Court Seat by Trulytimes in politics

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It would be hilarious if there was a red wave this election and all this talk of "let the people choose!" ends in people choosing someone else.