Bloomberg Frames Farmers As Primitive Idiots In Demeaning Diatribe - "You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn." by magnora7 in politics

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[Bloomfield] tried to ban big soda, had a controversial stop and frisk policy and said mean things to women. If anything, this might be tactical enough to get people on the bloomberg train

Another recent news report of several-year-old remarks by Bloomberg about stop-and-frisk piqued my interest in him just days ago (though I'm far from supporting him at this point). It was planted to label him a racist yet I appreciated his comments.

When he became mayor, New York City had 650 murders in a year. He implements a program in which police stop-and-frisk people who fit the profile of those who commit 95% of the city's murders, and voilà, murders were cut in half (to around 300).

He says it was too aggressive now. No one can argue it saved hundreds of lives, though — and most of those lives saved were other people who fit that profile: males 18-25 in high crime areas who happened to be mostly minorities.

He stopped the program. Of course, in today's "das rasis" climate, political opponents are hoping to tarnish him with it.

According to what he said in tonight's debate, 40% of his employees are women and his company was recently voted second best to work for (in the city?), so while he apparently has a history of politically-incorrect comments, that too is not necessarily a bad thing.

Now, his campaign to take on Big Soda... I can't defend that one. :-)

Walter Mead: Europeans Try to Have It Both Ways by Chipit in Europe

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Mead gets some things wrong.

This...

Europe’s problem isn’t Mr. Trump.

... is contradicted by all of this:

At last weekend’s Munich Security Conference the theme was “Westlessness,” referring to the sense of disorientation that many Europeans feel in this age of America First.

Now Europeans don’t know where they stand, and a mixture of bafflement, anger, disappointment and fear fills the atmosphere at conferences like the one in Munich.

There’s little doubt that Trump administration policies have tested trans-Atlantic relations to the breaking point.

He's also wrong about this:

For many Europeans, the essential purpose of European integration was to end war. For centuries, the restless nationalisms of European peoples plunged the Continent into one wretched war after another. The European Union was meant to bury those national antagonisms and end the cycle of war.

No, the EU was created primarily to serve as an economic bloc. A half century earlier, the creation of NATO and other transatlantic alliances under the leadership of the United States ended wars between European states.

Lastly, his summary point is wrong:

In contrast, Americans continue to believe that Europe is worth defending. We must hope that over the next few years more Europeans will come around to that position; otherwise, the prospects for “Westlessness” will only grow.

The prospect of increased "Westlessness" hinges primarily on the restoration of good leadership by the United States, which is unlikely under the helm of Donald Trump.

Bloomberg Frames Farmers As Primitive Idiots In Demeaning Diatribe - "You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn." by magnora7 in politics

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True. I do it, too.

Good quips, by the way. My issue is more with the post itself.

Bloomberg Frames Farmers As Primitive Idiots In Demeaning Diatribe - "You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn." by magnora7 in politics

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First off, the source. ZeroHedge? Really?

Secondly, isn't it obvious this snippet is taken out of context to be used as a political weapon? Of course, both Trump and Sanders supporters are excited to share it.

Don't be so gullible. I checked, and as I suspected, Bloomberg said nothing wrong when viewed in context.

The Death Of Free Speech: Zuckerberg Asks Governments For Instructions On 'What Discourse Should Be Allowed' by yaboihenry5678 in censorship

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Zuckerberg says Facebook must stand up for free speech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company’s upcoming steps to protect free expression are “going to piss off a lot of people.”

“The last thing I want is for our products to be used to divide people or rip society apart in any kind of way,” said Zuckerberg. “But at some point, we’ve got to stand up and say, ‘No, we’re going to stand for free expression.’ Yeah, we’re going to take down the content that’s really harmful, but the line needs to be held at some point.”

Zuckerberg said that Facebook had used artificial intelligence and other tactics to try and detect and get rid of content that promotes terrorism and child trafficking or inciting violence.

But he said Facebook has to draw a line about what constitutes censorship.

“Increasingly, we’re getting called in to censor a lot of different kinds of content that makes me really uncomfortable,” Zuckerberg said. “It kind of feels like the list of things that you’re not allowed to say socially keeps on growing ... And I’m not really OK with that.”

The Death Of Free Speech: Zuckerberg Asks Governments For Instructions On 'What Discourse Should Be Allowed' by yaboihenry5678 in censorship

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I think the author of this article jumps to an erroneous conclusion based on a few innocuous comments by Zuckerberg.

By asking for clarity on government's expectation, won't that force them to debate what exactly is acceptable censorship? Better that than governments simply criticizing and threatening social media over comments of others which they should not be responsible. And it's a business reality that Facebook has to deal with these governments, who pressure them to serve as their censor.

I don't know much about Zuckerberg nor do I use Facebook, but I appreciate his stance against censorship. He says he's uncomfortable with the ever-growing list of forbidden words — I am, too.

Zuckerberg probably deserves more credit for resisting government and the politically-correct.

White Bernie Bro Attacks Black Dude At Bernie Rally, Bernie Has A SERIOUS Supporter Problem by Tarrock in politics

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Sander's default resting face is a look of anger, so I can see how he'd attract simmering supporters.

What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us by salvia_d in conspiracy

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What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us

We'll get toxoplasmosis, too?!

War on terror has done nothing but create more terrorists by nygal in news

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While the "War on Terror" has been without focus, the excursion into Afghanistan for al-Qaeda was a necessity.

But the war on the Taliban and attempt at nation-building were over-reaches, and the invasion of Iraq was totally unnecessary.

It is true new terrorist threats were created but that's not the only result — al-Qaeda was dismantled (the primary goal).

By the way, I don't buy into the 'it's all a conspiracy by the military-industrial complex to dupe Americans' theme.

War on terror has done nothing but create more terrorists by nygal in news

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Americans... now have become Commies and Nazis.

rolls eyes

WTF happened in 1971? by magnora7 in Collusion

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Reagan and Bush II increased the debt and deficit the most by providing tax cuts while increasing expenditures. The federal government is primarily financed by tax revenue.

Clinton actually reduced the debt as percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) by increasing tax revenues and decreasing spending.

WTF happened in 1971? by magnora7 in Collusion

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I don't know how one would prove something like that, but somewhere I have images of two different political compass tests that scored me at the center of the left/right libertarian/authoritarian dichotomies.

I registered as an independent at 18 and have never joined any political group or adopted any ideology — but I'm a bit fond of America and think the Enlightenment thinkers were... well, enlightened. So I champion democracy/capitalism (but I'm not a Laissez-faire ideologue. I favor regulations that protect the greater good).

Some of my views you wouldn't consider "liberal" — certainly not far left — which you may or may not notice at some point along the way.

I'll post those test scores if I can.

WTF happened in 1971? by magnora7 in Collusion

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*consumers of gay

Missouri Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Make AR-15 Ownership Mandatory by MassTooter in politics

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I've never had interest in guns and have never owned one, but like you, I support the right for others to own them.

WTF happened in 1971? by magnora7 in Collusion

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I understand.

It should be noted, too, that right after that post he followed it up with a substantive comment that fit the "pyramid of debate," without any response from me yet.

I still think this is much ado about nothing.

WTF happened in 1971? by magnora7 in Collusion

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If there is no victim, is there a crime?

I was/am in no way offended. In fact, I found it funny and assumed it was meant that way. Regardless, it's not personal and sometimes we just release our thoughts uncensored, politically-correct or not.

Also, otherwise, I've noticed very insightful and informed comments by him.

"Though I may disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say 'liberal faggot.'"

WTF happened in 1971? by magnora7 in Collusion

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Refreshing.

Though, I should point out, I'm not particularly liberal. I'm at the midpoint of the liberal/conservative dichotomy.

WTF happened in 1971? by magnora7 in Collusion

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Even David Stockman, Reagan's Budget Director and the architect of tax-cuts-for-the-rich, trickle-down economic theory, has been saying for years it was misguided and wrecked the economy.

Reagan ballooned the national debt and greatly widened the income gap. (See for yourself in the charts).

During Reagan's presidency, the federal debt nearly tripled in nominal terms, from $738 billion to $2.1 trillion. This led to the U.S. moving from the world's largest international creditor to the world's largest debtor nation.

I have no idea what you're trying to say about Kennedy.

As for "the second best president" — surely you don't mean Reagan. While I agree he had an great personality and was as likeable as they come, the country is still suffering from his policies.

And then there was the corruption.

The presidency of Ronald Reagan was marked by multiple scandals, resulting in the investigation, indictment, or conviction of over 138 administration officials, the largest number for any U.S. president. Wikipedia

WTF happened in 1971? by magnora7 in Collusion

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Interesting.

Also, what the fuck happened in 1981? There's a noticeable change in graph trends during the 80's, too.

Oh, I know what happened. "Voodoo economics," trickle-down theory, "deficits don't matter" — Reaganomics.

In 2015 Michael Bloomberg blocked footage of Aspen Institute appearance. But in 2020 it got out and now he's been exposed as a racist. by Chipit in politics

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I don't know much about him (yet; I'm intrigued, though), but I know he's declared himself as a Democrat, a Republican and an independent at different times, so he's not a devout Democrat. I read somewhere that he said no candidate could win the presidency outside of the two major parties, so I assume he's aligned with them for purely strategic reasons. Apparently the Democrats are okay with it since Bernie Sanders is doing the same thing.

I don't think Bloomberg is the garden variety deplatforming, canceling Democrat, but has to tread carefully to have a chance at winning the presidency.

As I said earlier, this report on Bloomberg's thoughts actually are encouraging, since, like you (I assume), I can't stand the politically-correct nonsense of the far left. I don't think Bloomberg really supports it either.

Is Bernie the Democratic Trump? by yaboihenry5678 in politics

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"Look, Bernie Sanders isn’t a Democrat. He’s never been a Democrat. He’s an ideologue."
—James Carville

University professor compares 'OK, boomer' to 'n-word,' students say by Vigte in politics

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Baby Boomers greeting: "S'up, my booma."

In 2015 Michael Bloomberg blocked footage of Aspen Institute appearance. But in 2020 it got out and now he's been exposed as a racist. by Chipit in politics

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Bloomberg’s appearance in Aspen came shortly after New York City began its 11-day streak without an investigated murder, a record for a city that saw its crime rate drop drastically during the mayor’s three terms. According to city statistics, the murder count was 649 in 2001, just before Bloomberg won his seat, and decreased to about 330 in 2013 when he left office.

“If you can stop them from getting murdered, I would argue everything else you do is less important,” Bloomberg said in Aspen.

It's not racist to save lives of young black people and make their neighborhood's safer.

I've been disappointed there's not a presidential candidate I would vote for. But after reading posts like this, I'm impressed with the common sense and effectiveness of Bloomberg on this issue. I detect no racism coming from him, but I do detect phony virtue-signaling in this post title.

Do you have a guilty favourite television show? by JasonCarswell in Television

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Shart Tank

*Shark Tank

Shart Tank would be very disgusting.

Islamification: Muslim Prayer Room Opens In Catholic High School by MassTooter in politics

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Well, Muslims and Catholics do have the pedophilia thing in common...

Assange, Manning and Snowden nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for their “unprecedented contributions to the pursuit of peace and their immense personal sacrifices to promote peace for all” The 3 have “exposed the architecture of war and strengthened the architecture of peace” by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

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Assange and Snowden, along with the W Bush and Trump administrations, have done more irreparable harm to America's standing in the world than anyone in recent memory.

Bloomberg Campaign Finished. Audio Leaked: ‘Blacks Commit Virtually Every Murder In New York’ by MassTooter in politics

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In the nation as a whole with a black population of only 13%, they commit the majority of violent crimes (usually up in the 50th-60th percentile range). In cities, where their percentage of the population is much higher, their share of violent crime is also much higher.

In the city I live (not among the largest dozen), the black population is around 25%. A few years ago a look at homicides in which the suspect's race was known revealed about 90% of assailants were black. 25% is a relatively low percentage compared to many cities, so larger cities and cities with a higher black population are going to be higher — so that 95% approximation certainly seems realistic.

As a former mayor of New York City responsible for reducing crime there we can assume that's not a random number he just made up. In St Louis in 2017, for instance, 99% percent of murder suspects were black.

Jussie Smollett indicted on 6 counts for allegedly lying to police about attack claims by P-38lightning in news

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What of the real attacks? The stories of real people getting attacked for real.

Ugh, there are no "real" attacks by whites putting nooses and pouring bleach on black people out on the streets of America, or anything like that.

What is real, though, are racial hoaxes perpetuated by black people.

Yang Drops Out by yaboihenry5678 in politics

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tosses Porsche brochure in the trash

Bloomberg Campaign Finished. Audio Leaked: ‘Blacks Commit Virtually Every Murder In New York’ by MassTooter in politics

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You're right. This poster obviously has a misguided agenda, but nothing Bloomberg said is racist whatsoever. The areas where the vast majority of these crimes are committed must be where police target. That the profile of those committing 90%—95% of violent crimes in our cities is men of a certain age group, who also incidentally happen to be black men, does not mean they're targets of racism. They're law enforcement priority targets for clear and well-documented reasons apart from their race, and the police would not be doing their job if they avoided interventions and arrests to appease irrational racist sensitivities.

Pandering to the race-baiting, virtue signalling agenda is totally out of control in American society and is hurting the country and the black race.

It's become so ridiculous its bordering on bizarre.

Feds seek 7 to 9 years in prison for Trump ally Roger Stone by Nemacolin in news

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breathtakingly crooked

It sure is. It's overt corruption at the highest level of American government. When the Justice Department has become a political tool to shield lawbreakers, this government has lost its legitimacy.

Bloomberg Campaign Finished. Audio Leaked: ‘Blacks Commit Virtually Every Murder In New York’ by MassTooter in politics

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A candidate speaking truth? Not pandering? That's refreshing. Perhaps I should check him out further.

Everything he said is correct, both statistically and contextually.

The drought-stricken residents of the town of Qwaqwa are desperate for rain as a severe water crisis continues. Water trucks arrive to transport water. Residents steal truck batteries. by Chipit in news

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Currently, 94% of primary health-care facilities are not operational. The regional hospital has significant numbers of staff not on duty, while the district hospital reported that 75% of its staff did not report for duty. Schools have been closed since last week. Without access to clean water, they are unable to facilitate the thousands of children in the community.

And African descendents in America complain they're not getting their racial quota of Oscars.

Feds seek 7 to 9 years in prison for Trump ally Roger Stone by Nemacolin in news

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Woodrow Wilson quote, "I am a most unhappy man..." by JasonCarswell in quotes

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"Stop trying to improve the lives of people" - "How dare we even think of it" by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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The Squalid

  • Showing a contemptible lack of moral standards.

    A squalid attempt to buy votes.

Feds seek 7 to 9 years in prison for Trump ally Roger Stone by Nemacolin in news

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Credico testified that Stone repeatedly told him to “do a ‘Frank Pentangeli,’” a reference to a character in “The Godfather: Part II” who lies before Congress.

Prosecutors also charged that Stone had threatened Credico’s therapy dog, Bianca, saying he was “going to take that dog away from you.”

What a guy.

Greetings by humanic in Introductions

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Actually, my response (just exclamation marks) is what is confusing. I was adding emphasis, since I too find shadowbanning intolerable. It's hard to believe that's even done at all.

Sorry for the confusion.

James Carville's chilling interview with far-left Vox about how to elect a Democrat in November. "The purpose of a political party is to acquire power. All right? Without power, nothing matters." This is the same platform as The Party from Orwell's 1984. by Chipit in politics

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A few other James Carville comments from the same interview:

Look, the turnout in the Iowa caucus was below what we wanted. Trump’s approval rating is probably as high as it’s been. This is very bad. And now it appears the party can’t even count votes. What the hell am I supposed to think?

I’ll just say it this way: The fate of the world depends on the Democrats getting their shit together and winning in November.

We have candidates on the debate stage talking about open borders and decriminalizing illegal immigration. They’re talking about doing away with nuclear energy and fracking. You’ve got Bernie Sanders talking about letting criminals and terrorists vote from jail cells. It doesn’t matter what you think about any of that, or if there are good arguments — talking about that is not how you win a national election.

Look, Bernie Sanders isn’t a Democrat. He’s never been a Democrat. He’s an ideologue.

Interviewer: So your complaint is basically that the party has tacked too far to the left?

James Carville: They’ve tacked off the damn radar screen. And look, I don’t consider myself a moderate or a centrist. I’m a liberal. But not everything has to be on the left-right continuum.

Here’s another stupid thing: Democrats talking about free college tuition or debt forgiveness. I’m not here to debate the idea. What I can tell you is that people all over this country worked their way through school, sent their kids to school, paid off student loans. They don’t want to hear this shit.

Bernie tells truth in NH. Trump and Republicans are socialists too, just corporate socialists by jamesK_3rd in politics

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My version is established and matches encyclopedias, textbooks, statesmen and is common knowledge.

Yours: ill-informed angsty social media nonsense. ;)

Bernie tells truth in NH. Trump and Republicans are socialists too, just corporate socialists by jamesK_3rd in politics

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Nothing you've said here is correct. You have a really skewed understanding of socio-economics and its terminology.

Buttigieg blames Trayvon death on 'white supremacy' - American Thinker by FullBloodedWhiteMale in politics

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That is a really ignorant thing for him to say.

Bernie tells truth in NH. Trump and Republicans are socialists too, just corporate socialists by jamesK_3rd in politics

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'Corporate welfare' is a more appropriate term than 'socialism.'

Socialism is “a centrally planned economy in which the government controls all means of production.” While giving special government favors to connected individuals and corporations is definitely cronyistic, it’s not the same as socialism.

Will NATO Die Aged 70? Is NATO experiencing a temporary crisis comparable to those that have already punctuated its history, or are we helpless observers of a slow agony that will lead to the final death of the organization? by Chipit in WorldPolitics

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While I don't think NATO will dissolve in the foreseeable future, it will suffer further strain if Trump is re-elected for another four years. If left to Trump's whim (and the Russophiles who have largely influenced him for many years), then NATO might be doomed. But it's key value to the present-day world order should survive Trump's insider attacks.

It's trendy now, since the conclusion of the Moeller investigation, to dismiss Russia's influence on Trump, but what was learned was that many in his inner circle had connections to Moscow. His original manager (Paul Manafort), the one he used to walk the halls with in Trump Tower, was also the manager who got a Kremlin-plant elected to Ukraine's presidency (which led to a citizens revolt, resulting in him fleeing to Moscow).

There were over 20 pro-Kremlin Trump campaign associates, a handful of whom ended up being forced to resign their positions or were convicted of crimes.

Trump's foreign policy decisions have remained consistently in parallel with the objectives of Russian foreign policy, including the weakening and eventual dismantling of NATO.

Though Trump has created discord within the free-world's security institution and wondered aloud why it even exists, I think he realizes he can't simply make it go away for Russia. So, he'll keep whittling away when he can.

NATO will be weakened but it will survive.

Bernie tells truth in NH. Trump and Republicans are socialists too, just corporate socialists by jamesK_3rd in politics

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Bernie to Donald: 'no u'

This post title does not represent the point of the linked article at all.

According to EconLib, socialism is “a centrally planned economy in which the government controls all means of production.” While giving special government favors to connected individuals and corporations is definitely cronyistic, it’s not the same as socialism. Sanders ought to know that by now. He is in fact the one advocating for government controlling whole industries such as education and health care.

Sanders response that being a socialist is somehow negative when your name is Donald Trump is comical as well. It also cuts against his own narrative that socialism is nothing to fear.

When Sanders claims Trump is a socialist who helps the rich, he negates the fact socialism tends to benefit the politically connected even more than other political systems do, because it makes all of human life subject to political control. If enacted, Sanders’ socialist programs would mean only the rich can access high-quality goods and services, while the rest of us are stuck with DMV-level services in every sector. The very thing he claims Trump is guilty of more accurately applies to him.

Saidit.net - Feb 6, 2020 - State of the Website - Fixing Recent Slowness, Potentially Upgrading Servers, Financials by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Yeah, don't even bother with stuff like that.

If that is the same gold lounge people were allowed in when someone gifted gold, then it was much ado about nothing, anyway.

The first time, I made a few comments for a few days but got the impression it was basically other people cluelessly checking it out like myself after being gifted gold, but nothing of any substance was being discussed.

I didn't bother going back after the first few days (of the 30 allowed) and not at all on subsequent gold awards.

I perceived it as a non-serious token effort. Here, if they do the award thing then just don't bother with that aspect of it. Keep it very simple and straightforward — Reddit's award and membership system is too complicated.

Just thinking out loud, but maybe 'put a spotlight' on a post or comment (fitting with the 'lightbulb' upvote icon), rather than gold.

Saidit.net - Feb 6, 2020 - State of the Website - Fixing Recent Slowness, Potentially Upgrading Servers, Financials by magnora7 in SaidIt

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I don't think it does. People buy and award gold to show appreciation, probably for both the comment and the forum. Charitableness is its own reward. They don't do it to get gold privileges, I don't think.

Women of color bolt Warren’s Nevada campaign in frustration by P-38lightning in politics

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Women of color

Colored women

Pro-Israel Buttigieg backer Seth Klarman is top funder of group behind Iowa’s disastrous voting app by Tom_Bombadil in conspiracy

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Only the mayor of a mid-size city, at that.

He arrived on the scene claiming to be the most qualified to be president of the United States and leader of the free world due to his 'superior' management experience.

That claim was based on serving as mayor and his job after college.

When the candidates initially came out swinging their identity politics in the first debate, he tried that, too. When he still failed to muster significant minority support he tilted to the center, which is working for him, it appears.

I think he's pretentious. He's certainly audacious.

Pro-Israel Buttigieg backer Seth Klarman is top funder of group behind Iowa’s disastrous voting app by Tom_Bombadil in conspiracy

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They'll never pry state secrets from Buttplug... not that he'd object to them trying.

Trump just gave the divisive, hate-mongering political cancer Rush Limbaugh the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom. Disgusting. by DffrntDrmmr in politics

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I don't think anyone, of any political persuasion, would consider Limbaugh a national hero or unifier. His claim to fame has always been as a political hack.

Greetings by humanic in Introductions

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Welcome!

Shadowbanning is a tool used by and for cowards, and has no place in a civilized society imo.

!!!

[Book News] Stephen King quits Facebook over concerns of 'false information' by Vigte in books

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I agree. Should Facebook determine what is politically correct in ads? Or should a national Censor be appointed by President Trump?

It's in the nation's interest that uncensored free speech remain a vital principle.

It's up to individuals to judge for themselves what is credible and what is not.

It's concerning that Facebook's hands-off policy is so vehemently criticized while the majority clamor for them to be one of many censors of speech in America.

Monica Lewinski Dead by sportinsider in news

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Damn, she's dead again?!

Zerohedge Suspended On Twitter by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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Zero Hedge is a source of rumors and gossip, advocating an anti-establishment and conspiratorial worldview, and which has been associated with alt-right views and a pro-Russian bias. Zero Hedge's commentary has led to a number of site bans by various global social media platforms.

Zero Hedge's founder and main editor is Daniel Ivandjiiski. He is a Bulgarian-born, U.S.-based blogger who founded the website Zero Hedge in January 2009. Ivandjiiski's Bulgarian citizenship, lifetime ban from securities trading, and his father's own controversial news and political website (Bulgarian: Строго секретно; English "Top Secret") and position in the pre-1990 Bulgarian-Soviet administration are of note.

An ex-employee of Zero Hedge gave an interview to Bloomberg, revealing Ivandjiiski lives in a mansion in New Jersey, saying: Ivandjiiski "lives a lifestyle you only dream of while pretending to speak for you."

The former website staffer said, "I can't be a 24-hour cheerleader for Hezbollah, Moscow, Tehran, Beijing, and Trump anymore. It's wrong. Period. This isn't a revolution. It's a joke." He told Bloomberg that he was pressured to frame issues in a way he felt was "disingenuous," summarizing its political stances as "Russia=good. Bashar al-Assad=benevolent leader. Vladimir Putin=greatest leader in the history of statecraft."

Dr. Craig Pirrong, Professor of Finance at the University of Houston, stated: "I have frequently written that Zero Hedge has the MO of a Soviet agitprop operation, that it reliably peddles Russian propaganda: my first post on this, almost exactly three years ago, noted the parallels between Zero Hedge and Russia Today."

On 20 November 2019, NBC News reported Zero Hedge as the initial source of a "misleading claim about the head of the Ukrainian energy company at the heart of the House impeachment inquiry", which went viral during the impeachment hearings. NBC said that "ZeroHedge apparently misconstrued the original Russian article from the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency, which did not mention an indictment. The Interfax-Ukraine News Agency operates as part of Interfax, a Russian news outlet".

Has The FBI Been Lying About Seth Rich? (DNC killed the leaker who exposed the corruption within the DNC) by zyxzevn in politics

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The Mueller Report found that conspiracy theories about Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich's murder on the streets of Washington, D.C. July 10, 2016 were intentionally planted by indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange's lies suggesting Rich was the source of the thousands of stolen Democratic National Committee emails and that he was murdered by a mystery Democratic party operative were "designed to obscure the source of the materials that WikiLeaks was releasing" the report said.

Assange's source was the Russian government. The Mueller team said evidence directly linking the thefts to the Russian intelligence agency GRU are proof Rich was not the source.

Assange went as far as offering a fake reward for information in the Rich case.

US Police To Release Convicted Pedophile From Jail After "Becoming A Woman" by REDISCOM in news

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... based on her male sex drive.

What a fucked up statement.

WATCH: Popeyes Worker Body Slams White Woman Restaurant Parking Lot Breaking Her Ribs Over A Receipt by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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Can slurs be used on Saidit?

Twisting reddit hivemind logic vs. a lying karma whore by RuckFeddit in MeanwhileOnReddit

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It's so... Reddit.

Socialism by useless_aether in politics

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Please expound on your question, perhaps with an example.

"The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media" William Colby, Director of CIA 1973-1976 by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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Interesting copypasta

I wouldn't call it "copypasta," though.

Reading the quote, I thought: "That doesn't sound like something a former CIA Director would say (even if it were true). I bet if I googled that quote it's not accurate."

Sure enough, it's not.

The only report of this quote seems to be from this one author, who offers nothing to substantiate his claim.

As noted in Snopes (referring to a different quote): Why have these words been put in a deceased person's mouth? In a general sense, the reason is because dead people make great commentators on modern-day politics: They can’t be questioned about the legitimacy of their comments, interrogated about what they meant, or asked to elaborate about the subject at hand.

Thanks for the additional insight and checking your copy of the book.

Woman flashes gang sign and SMILES after being shot on Facebook live by steveben in news

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It's time this country starts a conversation about repatriation.

;-)

Buttigieg Pleads With Silent Crowd In Iowa To Cheer For Him: “Come On” (Please Clap) by Tarrock in politics

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Buttplug is such a lightweight.

Greta Thunberg in scathing attack on Davos world leaders: 'YOUR inaction fuelling flames' by bradlux in news

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How dare her!

Why is an assemblage of world players putting a child up in front of them to play-pretend a tantrum? It's weird.

Socialism by useless_aether in politics

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The new deal is a socialist program.

No, it was not. The New Deal was a US president's reform plan in capitalist America. I repeat: It was NOT a socialist program.

Grasping what socialism is and what it is not is where we should start. Capitalist countries (where wealth and the means of producing wealth are primarily in the hands of the private sector) have social programs and regulations. They are not "socialism."

Socialism is a socio-economic system in which wealth and the means of producing wealth are primarily in the hands of the government. (Though socialist dogma purports it's in the hands of "the people," "the worker," etc, it is not literally — it is under government control).

Reducing these president's words, plans and policies — designed to better the lives of Americans — as "socialism" is an insult to these leaders and capitalism's amazing success.

You're taking anything that can be described as social or beneficial and attributing it to socialism. Stop that!

Socialism has a horrible history of economic stagnancy that has never been able to compete with capitalism — and never will. There's good reason that the two largest countries that tried socialism (Russia and China) abandoned it for versions of capitalism.

There has never been an economic model that has bettered the lives of so many as capitalism, as practiced in 'Western' countries (including Western Europe, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Australia, etc) — ALL representive democracies with capitalism. NONE are socialist countries.

Please learn what socialism really is and better understand your own country's form of political and economic structure.

At least take the time to read just paragraphs in encyclopedias. Don't listen to the false, revisionist rhetoric of ill-informed people on social media.

Again, everything that can be considered beneficial for society is not socialism. Socialism now rots on the trash heap of history for a reason — it sucks! At best it's inefficent and results in poor quality goods and half-empty store shelves, and people starved and suffered in countries where their leaders imposed socialism. It's biggest heroes are Joseph Stalin, Mao Tse Tung and Pol Pot, for Christ's sake! They killed millions of their own people.

I do appreciate you offering such a well-written response. But for the mis-application of the word "socialism," it's unconvincing.

"The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media" William Colby, Director of CIA 1973-1976 by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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Alleged quote:

'"The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media." --Former CIA Director William Colby‘

Chronology:

1) William Colby CIA Director 1973-1976.

2) Colby dies April 1996.

3) Quote first appears in David McGowan’s 2000 book “Derailing Democracy”, Common Courage Press, 4 years after Colby’s death.

4) April 2011 Google search Of Colby’s quote results in 423,000 hits

A. Did Colby say that quote?

1) There is no primary source or other earlier source extant but McGowan’s for this quote.

2) The quote appears prominently in his introduction (p13) , with no first source attribution.

3) Over 200 other quotes are cited in this book with first source attribution, but not Colby’s.

4) In this book another McGowan unattributed quote (p33), of Lincoln, is a lie. http://www.snopes.com/quotes/lincoln.asp

5) A search of McGowan’s conspiracist web site does not result in any mention of this Colby's quote. He avoids bringing up his most referenced Colby citation.
http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/

The preponderance of the evidence shows the Colby quote is a lie and that those who repeat it as true, after knowing the provenance, are frauds.

B. Does the CIA or Government own the MSM?

1) The CIA didn’t own The New York Times when they published the Pentagon Papers.

2) The CIA didn’t own the Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post when they published the Watergate Break-in and Scandal.

3) The CIA didn’t own the Washington Star, New York Times when they published the Tuskegee Experiment scandal.

4) The CIA didn’t own Rolling Stone when they published Woodward and Bernstein’s CIA/journalists Cold War connections article.

5) The CIA didn’t own The New York Times when they published the Iran-Contra Affair

6) The CIA didn’t own the Main Stream Media when they published Nixon’s Secret Bombing of Cambodia, My Lai Massacre, CIA involvement in Bay of Pigs Invasion, 9/11 government incompetence.

Some journalism Pulitzer winners and finalists:

1) "Pulitzer Prize awarded to Dana Priest of The Washington Post for her persistent, painstaking reports on secret "black site" prisons and other controversial features of the government's counter-terrorism campaign."

2) "2005 Dana Priest The Washington Post. For her determined, deeply sourced and insightful coverage of United States intelligence operations."

3) "2004 Barton Gellman The Washington Post For his authoritative and provocative coverage of the search for forbidden weapons in Iraq."

The preponderance of the evidence shows that neither the CIA nor government own the MSM.

Source: http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207647

Maxine Warns “We Will Not Stop Investigating Him” If Trump is Acquitted by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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'Cept you feed into his claims that these are hoax investigations if nothing ever results from them.

Socialism by useless_aether in politics

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It only works because...

Socialism doesn't work, though.

But the pic's still fun.

Socialism by useless_aether in politics

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Now you're just making up stuff.

Neither were "social-capitalists."

Safety checkpoints scheduled for Spartanburg County by nygal in news

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In South Carolina, police routinely detain people without cause to check their papers.

The Transhumanism Revolution: Oppression Disguised as Liberation by Drewski in Transhumanism

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Good article!

CNN Publishes HOT MIC Of Bernie Fighting With Warren On Stage, Leftists Think CNN Staged It As Smear by Tarrock in politics

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You can find list after list of Warren refusing to tell the truth. Even when presented with her own words against herself, she still refuses.

Honest injun!

"Though I may disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say it." by DffrntDrmmr in quotes

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I'm sorry, but I'm not understanding your point. Can you elaborate?

Here's a Cute Little Story Bernie Sanders Once Wrote Titled: Man and Woman by Tarrock in politics

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"A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused."

Um, you may have revealed a bit too much about yourself, Sanders.

New York City sanctuary policy spared Illegal Guyanese Immigrant from deportation, left him on the street to rape and murder 92-year-old Queens woman: ICE officials by REDISCOM in news

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The Albion Times is an independently run online newspaper. Founded in 2018 we are a fledgling in the wind of new media.

The Albion Times

Chinas Secret War Against America by useless_aether in WorldPolitics

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The Epoch Times is a multi-language newspaper founded in 2000 by John Tang and a group of Chinese Americans associated with the Falun Gong spiritual movement.

Though the newspaper is known for general interest topics with a focus on news about China and its human rights issues, it has become known for its support of U.S. President Donald Trump and favorable coverage of far-right politicians in Europe; a 2019 report showed it to be the second-largest funder of pro-Trump Facebook advertising after the Trump campaign.

Wikipedia

Trans activist Jessica Yaniv ‘assaults’ cameraman by Vigte in news

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You get media attention and Democrats think you're special. That's it.

Julian Assange on camera leaving UK court in prison van after US extradition hearing by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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An additional thought: So you favor exposing American intelligence operations but hiding Russia's? You support Russian intelligence attacks on America?

I hope you're not an American. This country deserves better.

Bernie And Warren Are IMPLODING Amid Dual Scandals, Sanders Staff PANICKING After Veritas Expose by Tarrock in politics

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Ah, the Lenin/Trotsky struggle for control of the party begins.

Julian Assange on camera leaving UK court in prison van after US extradition hearing by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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Inexcusable. Assange's lies and slander of a murder victim were nothing but a disgusting attempt to try and hide his work with Russian intelligence to destabilize American democracy.

Comedian Dave Chappelle on Tuesday threw his support behind Andrew Yang’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the latest celebrity to back the former tech executive in the 2020 primary. by Orangutan in politics

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A thousand bucks is a thousand bucks. It's not like anyone else offers anything more.

Julian Assange on camera leaving UK court in prison van after US extradition hearing by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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Mueller Report finds Seth Rich murder conspiracy theory disinformation campaign by Julian Assange

WASHINGTON -- The Russian government was the source of stolen emails published by WikiLeaks, not murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, according to the Mueller Report.

The report finds that conspiracy theories about Rich's murder on the streets of Washington, D.C. July 10, 2016 were intentionally planted by indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange's lies suggesting Rich was the source of the thousands of stolen Democratic National Committee emails and that he was murdered by a mystery Democratic party operative were "designed to obscure the source of the materials that WikiLeaks was releasing" the report said.

The Mueller team said evidence directly linking the thefts to the Russian intelligence agency GRU are proof Rich was not the source.

"The file-transfer evidence described above and other information uncovered during the investigation discredit WikiLeaks's claims about the source of material that it posted," the Mueller team wrote.

The report adds: "After the U.S. intelligence community publicly announced its assessment that Russia was behind the hacking operation, Assange continued to deny that the Clinton materials released by WikiLeaks had come from Russian hacking."

Meuller's team described the Seth Rich conspiracy theory promoted by Assange as intentional "dissembling about the source of Stolen materials," to hide Assange's sources in Russian intelligence.

Assange went as far as offering a fake reward for information in the Rich case.

“This is incontrovertible proof that there was nothing that Seth said or did," Brad Bauman, a former spokesman for Rich's family, said. “This affair was nothing but a disgusting attempt to hide the Russian involvement at the expense of Seth Rich’s tortured family.”

"Robert Mueller’s report gives Seth Rich’s family final absolution in their quest to let the American people know that their son had nothing to do with the DNC email leaks,” Bauman said. "Assange did untold damage to a grieving family in order to try and hide his work with Russian intelligence to destabilize American democracy. In the process he misled hundreds of thousands of Americans who are just trying to make sense of our country in difficult and complicated times. Yesterday’s report proved he is a monster, not a journalist, and I hope that’s not lost in the ongoing debate around his recent arrest.”

12 shot, five dead, in single day of shootings in Baltimore by Nemacolin in news

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Well, in truth...

Rating: False.

About a quarter of the US' largest 50 cities elected Republican mayors.

The largest US city governed by the GOP is Indianapolis, thanks to a combined city/county setup.

San Diego.

Indianapolis re-elected their Democratic mayor in November. (Oh, and that city created Unigov a half-century ago).

al-Guardian infuriated by BAFTA award winners. Good. by Chipit in funny

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"the lack of diversity in the acting category is infuriating."

So al-Guardian wants awards handed out for skin pigmentation, not acting talent. I can't believe some Brits still defend that click-bait tabloid.

Pope Benedict XVI breaks silence to reaffirm priest celibacy by Nemacolin in news

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Kids the world over wish Catholic priests were celibate.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I Am One Of The Most Hated People In America’ by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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I think she's onto something. I despise her.

"Devastated" Muslim Demanding Apology And Compensation After Biting Into Pork Sausage McMuffin At McDonald’s by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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I hope he swallowed.

Queen Elizabeth calls Prince Harry for crisis meeting by Nemacolin in news

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It didn't take Markle long to break up the centuries-old royal family, did it.

Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian jetliner by Nemacolin in news

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Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh said his unit accepts full responsibility for the shootdown. He said that when he learned about the downing of the plane, “I wished I was dead.”

U.S.: 'We can help with that.'

Cardi B Blames Trump for ‘Danger’ With Iran, Says She’s Moving to Nigeria by steveben in news

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Someone better give the Nigerians a heads up that a real hustler is on the way.

Non-White Births To Be Majority In America In 2020 by REDISCOM in news

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Advanced civilization was good while it lasted, I guess.

sigh