House passes 'extreme risk' gun confiscation bill by dcjogger in politics

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

I mentioned this before on another article, but when you cut off Massachusetts from the title it makes it look like Congress (ie the House of Representatives) has passed a bill, not a state house. Not sure if this is intentional but it is a little misleading.

The Myth That the US Leads the World in Mass Shootings by Drewski in politics

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

Instead of addressing the article, you mentioned a bunch of other non related statistics (and forgot to include a source for any of them).

The number of gun accidents in America highest in the world.

I couldn't find a good source for this, but a quick search found this wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate. If you sort by unintentional deaths per 100,000 population, the United States does have a higher unintentional death rate than many other first world countries (0.15 per 100,000), but when you divide that by the number of guns per capita it paints a very different picture regarding gun accidents.

Mass killings 2or more highest in the world.

Did you read the article? You should read the article.

Suicides by gun highest in the world

Suicide rates in the US are similar to other countries the firearm happens to be an available tool, which I do agree is a problem but not one that will be solved by regulation.

highest in the world people killed by police and federal cops

This is a problem with the police and law enforcement, I agree with you here also.

Gun safety lowest standards in the world even with the NRA.

I am not sure where you are getting this from. If you've ever taken firearms classes, concealed carry, or been to a gun range you would know that safety is taken very seriously.

More children killed by guns in America highest in the world.

Source needed.

Numbers of weapons loose on the streets incalculable because you know America can't count.

You say "loose" like they're a pack of rabid dogs waiting to pounce. Firearms are a tool, they can be used for good or bad.

Go hump your ak we are going to fix that sad you won't like it. I can live with this.

Like the founding fathers, I am adamant about my right to defend myself and my family. The fourth amendment is the key protection of the bill of rights, and the reason you and I are able to converse freely, even about controversial topics. Plenty of dictators have used gun control or confiscation before committing genocide or other horrendous acts. You've got Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Castro, Mao, Pinochet, and many others. You complained earlier about the consequences of living in a police state, and yet you want those in power to be the only ones able to wield these weapons. You need to think this through a little more.

Mr Oizo - "Flat beat" official video directed by Quentin Dupieux with Flat Eric by magnora7 in MusicVideos

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

Nice, haven't heard this in a while. Analog Worms Attack is good too.

ThotAutit lives again! by Cade_Connelly_13 in news

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

YSK about the better/more effective version of Google Translate: Deepl.com by magnora7 in whatever

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

Any alternative to Google services is a good thing. There's also Mitzuli on Android which uses Apertium, but the quality is not as good.

The Myth That the US Leads the World in Mass Shootings by Drewski in politics

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

Well, since you asked kindly :P

Thanks for your contribution to the discussion, I think we are all more enlightened because of it. Looking forward to reading more of your well thought out and conscientious posts in the future.

Internet K-Hole 13 (scanned photos from the 70s, 80s, and 90s) by SierraKiloBravo in pics

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

These are super cool, really takes you to a different time. Do you know of any other sites like this?

Supreme Court OKs blood draws from unconscious drivers without warrants by dcjogger in news

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

And this is why Kavanaugh was a fucking mistake. Of course, during the media frenzy during his appointment they said next to nothing about his glowing support of the Patriot act, silence on the torture memos, and ruling that collection of citizen's metadata is A-OK. Business as usual folks, back to your scheduled programming.

Do you watch trailers? by SierraKiloBravo in Movies

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

I used to, but it seems like trailers now give away way too much of the plot.

Saidit's slowly moving banner, yea or nay? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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

Nay, the rest of the design changes look great though especially dark mode.

Hooded, handcuffed, and 'violated': South Dakota's use of forced catheterization by dcjogger in news

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

This is straight up rape, and disgusting conduct by so called "peace officers".

Bitcoin plummets to a six-month low on China crackdown by magnora7 in cryptocurrency

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

Buy the dip.

I like the idea of saidit but does it has to be exactly like reddit in terms of looks by StrangersGoodBye in SaidIt

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

You can modify the css to your liking using an extension like Stylus (Firefox / Chrome).

Official Monero website is hacked to deliver currency-stealing malware by Mnemonic in Internet

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

Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/dyfozs/security_warning_cli_binaries_available_on/

This is why you always verify binaries using PGP signatures.

Saidit.net Canary #10 by magnora7 in SaiditCanary

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

Would be cool if you had a public PGP key available and these canaries were signed.

eevBLAB #69 - The Problem With Bitchute by zyxzevn in technology

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

I can ignore the offensive stuff personally, unfortunately there just isn't much content on Bitchute that I want to watch. Guess it's the network effect and all that.

Patriot Act Renewal Sneaks Through Congress With Dem Support by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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

I wouldn't say it snuck through, they were going to pass it one way or another.

Pizza Delivery is for Millionaires by Drewski in frugal

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

Yep, noticed it was missing so I made one.

Pizza Delivery is for Millionaires by Drewski in frugal

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

A fair point, but many people like myself enjoy cooking and consider it a worthwhile activity and also a way to save money. I don't eat out often, but I don't eschew it entirely. You can also prep a bunch of food at once and eat it for the rest of the week a la https://www.reddit.com/r/MealPrepSunday/

Warrantless blood test can be used in DWI case in which student was killed by dcjogger in news

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

Judge Christine Allen-Jackson denied Gilliam's motion to suppress the BAC evidence on Monday, saying that investigators had an urgent need to test him before the alcohol dissipated from his system, and that outweighed the goal to get a warrant.

No, the constitution is the absolute law of the land and the 4th Amendment is an imperative, not a "goal" that can be ignored when officers think they have some arbitrary "urgent need". This judge should be disbarred for breaking the oath she took to uphold the law.

Gilliam was allegedly loud and belligerent with officers and refused a field sobriety test, so an officer took him to Kennedy Hospital where he consented to the blood test, she said.

So he consented to the test at the hospital, seems like there should be plenty of evidence to convict without violating his rights and setting a bad precedent.

Ability to mute users by Drewski in AskSaidIt

[–]Drewski[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, that's what I meant :P

How about buying less instead of "buying green"? by therium in science

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

I agree, but why not both? You can buy less and also support companies that engage in ethical, sustainable practices.

Public transport is fucking terrible. by Jesus-Christ in whatever

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

There's plenty to criticize Trump on from a liberty minded perspective. I don't read Reason regularly, can you provide some examples of diatribe on their part?

Public transport is fucking terrible. by Jesus-Christ in whatever

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

The worst part of flying is the security theater that is the TSA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQJ7E140-SQ

US President Donald Trump issued a statement Monday, calling the recent resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales a "significant moment for democracy in the Western Hemisphere." by 7dej19 in news

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

No, I am happy when he gets it right and more than willing to acknowledge it. That said, a military coup may be a significant moment for democracy but it is hardly a positive one.

Where is everybody? by Otacon in SaidIt

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

You can mute subs now that you don't want to see.

YouTube says it can delete your account if you're not 'commercially viable' by useless_aether in youtube

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

Too late Youtube, I already deleted it myself.

Homeland Security will soon have biometric data on nearly 260 million people by codedtestament in WorldNews

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

With the Real ID act which is finally being implemented, we basically have an internal passport system like Russia. This includes biometric data and while they insist it's not a national ID, it's almost indistinguishable and will be required to fly, enter federal buildings, and probably more in the future once everyone becomes accustomed to it. Depending on your state, you may be able to opt out (for now).

Which messenger do u prefer? by Hrusk in SocialMedia

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

Yup, the best way to promote a secure messaging app is definitely posting a bunch of low effort memes and paying obscure Youtubers to promote your content. Forget releasing the source code, security audits, or any of that junk :P

Can you tell me a rootable cell phone? by Snow in technology

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

I recommend getting a custom ROM without Google play services. You don't necessarily need root, as this can be a security risk of it's own.

LineageOS is a good starting point, or GrapheneOS for enhanced security and hardening although Graphene only supports the Google Pixel 2 and higher.

For adblocking, you can run a local VPN firewall like blokada (free) or netguard pro (paid, more features). Or just use Firefox with an adblocker, or something like Bromite or Brave which has adblocking built in.

Comin' through by SierraKiloBravo in funny

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

Funny, but misses the part where the US arms and supports the rebels and then turns on them a few years later.

Wikileaks just dropped its databomb. Get in there, people. Start reading and find out what's inside. Mirror, copy, and save offline. Post what you find. by Chipit in news

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

What's the source for this? Don't see it on their official channels.

Does MMA glorify violence? by [deleted] in MMA

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

I agree that it does, but I don't think it's healthy to glorify violence for the sake of entertainment. There is a place for a violent response, such as when your life or liberty is being threatened. To me, this is a blood sport in the same vein as the Roman gladiator battles, albeit a much tamer version. Although I don't support it personally, as long as the participants are willing and know the risks I don't think it should be restricted.

A trash can I wanted to buy... But the tech of it seem no mature enough... by Snow in technology

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

I think we've gone overboard with the smart devices thing. I get the usefulness of a connected thermostat and security systems, but do we really need smart refrigerators, ovens, toilets, and trash cans? Just seems like another way to collect more data about us.

Police blew up an innocent man’s house in search of an armed shoplifter. Too bad, court rules. by dcjogger in news

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

These are the real domestic terrorists.

there is a FUN in every FUNeral. by RavAshi in whatever

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

You can't have slaughter without laughter.

What do you listen on? by SierraKiloBravo in podcasts

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

Same, plus it's in the f-droid store which is nice if you're Google free.

Now invidious doesn't work for me at all. by solder0 in Internet

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

Check out this thread on github: https://github.com/omarroth/invidious/issues/811

Could you make friend with a person who identify himself "incel"? by Snow in AskSaidIt

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

I would be casual friends with an incel, and might try to help them change their perspective from a self-defeatist mentality to taking responsibility for their lives, actions and relationships. I couldn't be close friends with a devoted incel though, because we become like those we associate with regularly and that mindset is rather toxic.

I do try to treat everyone with compassion though, and tbh all these posts about incels is becoming a bit obsessive.

Best song or playlist fo smoking a joint. by lil_peter in music

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

Saidit.net - updated subscription system and front page, now there is only /all and /subscribed by magnora7 in SaidIt

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

Cool, was already subbed to most of them.

A little curious about these, they seem pretty empty:

https://saidit.net/s/dogecoin/ https://saidit.net/s/dreams/ https://saidit.net/s/ProgrammerHumor/

Saidit.net - updated subscription system and front page, now there is only /all and /subscribed by magnora7 in SaidIt

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

Is there a way to view the new default list of 68 subs? I don't want to miss out on anything, but I don't want to reset all my subs either.

Should we allow this sub to be included in /s/all as well as the default and trending lists again? by [deleted] in Incels

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

Outsider here, there are a ton of /s/incel posts on the front page so I'd suggest taking it off /s/all until the Saidit community is a little larger. No reason to change default and trending lists though imo.

Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide by Mnemonic in WorldNews

[–]Drewski 9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Bitcoin can be traced. Use privacy coins like Monero instead if you're worried about anonymity.

Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide by Mnemonic in WorldNews

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

Of course, if it were a TOR vulnerability they wouldn't admit it but use parallel construction instead to prosecute.

How Facebook shot themselves in the foot in their Elizabeth Warren spat by Mnemonic in Internet

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

He didn't offer Ukraine $1bil, he just threatened to take it away if they didn't fire the prosecutor investigating his son. Yuge difference!

What other features and improvements do you think should be added to Saidit? by [deleted] in SaidIt

[–]Drewski 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

RSS feeds for subs and multis

Google IP blocking invidous instances by Drewski in Internet

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

Hopefully there will be some solution and this is not the end of invidious. This has been a great tool for me de-googling my internet life and I would be sorry to see it go. I may try creating my own invidious instance but some of the github posts say they're being blocked even if they only view a small number of videos per day.

The metaphysics of Soren Kierkegaard. How the media and the crowd keep passionate individuals from taking action. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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

I'd like to read more about his philosophy; these ideas about passionate and reflective ages are very interesting to me. Are there any works of his in particular that you would recommend?

Post 1 most trustworthy media source you loved by Snow in news

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

Whoops I missed that part.

Post 1 most trustworthy media source you loved by Snow in news

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

As magnora said, it's best to consider a number of sources from different viewpoints. Reuters, Al Jazeera, RT, Spiegel, etc.

Here are a few others that I read / watch regularly:

Antiwar.com

Ron Paul Liberty Report

The Scott Horton Show

Ben Swann's Truth In Media

Techdirt

ZeroHedge - Hit or miss depending on the author, but some good articles

The Reddit Admins are now removing comments on /r/conspiracy that question "official" historical events by d3rr in MeanwhileOnReddit

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

Gotcha thanks

bandinchina : Naming and shaming companies who kowtow to Chinese censorship requests by Drewski in China

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

Useful list, I'm in the process of deleting my Blizzard account now. There's also a list of companies standing up to Chinese censorship.