Ron Paul Appears To Suffer Medical Emergency During Live Show by Drewski in Libertarian

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

I hope Dr. Paul is ok, he has done so much for the cause of liberty but at 85 he is getting up there and is well deserving of a break. Will keep checking for updates on this.

Update: Ron Paul hospitalized for 'precautionary' reasons in Texas

Youtube censoring Ron Paul by Drewski in censorship

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

What's with all the low effort trolls here lately?

Liveleak.com - Motorcycle Theft Does Not Go As Planned. The best part is when the thief fixed the car's headlight. by Chipit in videos

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

Aha totally baller, thought the guy in the car was out of there.

Firefox usage is down 85% despite Mozilla's top exec pay going up 400% by realpanzer in TechCompanies

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

Not good, as Firefox and Firefox based browsers are the only real alternative to Chrome and Chromium based browsers. I have ungoogled-chromium but I really would not like to switch from Firefox.

Best non-big tech/Privacy Phone? by AddledCorpse in whatever

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

No, it's just for Pixel phones. For other phones, you can try LineageOS. I don't recommend rooting, because it can be a security issue.

Best non-big tech/Privacy Phone? by AddledCorpse in whatever

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

I recommend a Google Pixel 3 with GrapheneOS. Yeah yeah I know, Google phone but Graphene removes all Google services from the operating system and provides extra privacy and security hardening features. I guess you can't really trust any hardware manufacturer with closed source firmware, but it's the best thing I've found.

Pinephone and the Librem 5 are promising for Linux smartphones, but they're really not ready for daily use yet IMO. If you like to tinker and can deal with some bugs, it's great to support their development though.

i was assaulted/forced to perform oral sex by a white woman. by mommysexsworker in news

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

Needs more cowbell.

New Zealand lifts all COVID-19 restrictions by Snehashis09 in news

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

Until someone else tests positive and then they'll lock it all down again.

How Can I, As An Individual, Fight Government Corruption? (This is Useful Advice For Other Types of Corruption, Too) by christine_grab in politics

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

Great stuff, thanks for sharing.

Just a reminder, YouTube censorship is in overdrive, so if you are an independent creator, make sure you are uploading to other platforms by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

[–]Drewski 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

LBRY is a pretty good decentralized option, PeerTube, ISE.media is Ben Swann's new platform which seems promising.

Home Assistant - Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first. Powered by a worldwide community of tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts. by realpanzer in technology

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

I'm glad that open source alternatives on the Internet Of Things are out there, but do we really need all this automation? Will it really make our lives better, being able to say "turn off the kitchen lights" rather than flipping a switch? I'm not so sure.

15-Day-Old Boy Gets Exposed To Measles Due To Anti-Vaxxers by kesh in whatever

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

Must be like all the people getting Corona from protesting the lockdowns.

Facebook, Instagram Now Flagging Tucker Carlson's Coronavirus Posts as 'False Information' by scrubking in censorship

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

On second thought, let’s not go there. ‘Tis a silly place.

Innocence lost: what did you do before the internet? by realpanzer in Internet

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

I've had the internet through most of my childhood, though it used to be a much less integral part. Back in the dialup internet days, I actually had to sit down at the computer and go online, it wasn't the ubiquitous thing that's constantly available on all our devices all the time.

I used to read a lot more books, spend more time outside, more time with friends. One thing I've noticed is that the way information is presented and consumed online has drastically reduced my attention span. I read The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr not too long ago and he discusses this extensively.

Trump will ban US downloads of Chinese apps TikTok & WeChat starting September 20 by fred_red_beans in news

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

The NSA is collecting data on practically every American, where is the outrage about that? If the government can tell you what apps you can install on your own device, and what services you can use, that is dystopian authoritarianism. If you're concerned about your kid's privacy, don't let them use TikTok (or Facebook, or Instagram, or twitter... probably shouldn't even have a smartphone).

Trump will ban US downloads of Chinese apps TikTok & WeChat starting September 20 by fred_red_beans in news

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

Agreed, this is a really bad precedent and opens the door to all kinds of abuse.

Anyone else tired of the words "left", "right", "black", "white", "republican" and "democrat" appearing so much here? What do you think this is, Reddit? by Robin in AskSaidIt

[–]Drewski 17 insightful - 3 fun17 insightful - 2 fun18 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Now that election season is in full swing and saidit is getting more traffic, I've noticed many more divisive and polarizing comments. Not saying they're all shills but there is definitely more astroturfing going on and it would be naive to think saidit and other reddit alternatives are not a target.

Innocent 74yo Grandmother Strip Searched in Public After Cops Claimed to Smell Weed by Drewski in PoliceMisconduct

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

Let's Be Honest Folks by Drewski in politics

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

Posted this response there:

I agree that Biden is worse in many ways, and you won't see me posting any pro-Biden content. My intention was to point out some of Trump's flaws and open up some discussion, which I think was successful.

I have many friends that will be voting for Trump in November and I understand their perspective, but I personally cannot morally justify voting for a president that has infringed on the Second Amendment (and wants to go further, through red flag laws, silencer bans and other things he's suggested), increased the welfare state, massively increased military budgets, increased the national debt, bailed out corporations (again), elected blatant neocons and warmongers to his cabinet, increased tariffs and other protectionism, and whose administration has been more hostile to whistleblowers even than Obama's.

The "lesser of two evils" is still an evil, and I won't validate a corrupt system by voting for one of two establishment candidates.

A takedown of the "Let's Be Honest Folks" #OrangeManBad meme by Aureus in politics

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

I agree that Biden is worse in many ways, and you won't see me posting any pro-Biden content. My intention was to point out some of Trump's flaws and open up some discussion, which I think was successful.

I have many friends that will be voting for Trump in November and I understand their perspective, but I personally cannot morally justify voting for a president that has infringed on the Second Amendment (and wants to go further, through red flag laws, silencer bans and other things he's suggested), increased the welfare state, massively increased military budgets, increased the national debt, bailed out corporations (again), elected blatant neocons and warmongers to his cabinet, increased tariffs and other protectionism, and whose administration has been more hostile to whistleblowers even than Obama's.

The "lesser of two evils" is still an evil, and I won't validate a corrupt system by voting for one of two establishment candidates.

Australian man forced to hand over laptop and phone passwords after anti-lockdown Facebook posts by scrubking in corruption

[–]Drewski 12 insightful - 2 fun12 insightful - 1 fun13 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Australia is a full blown police state. I always wanted to visit the outback, but don't think I'll be going any time soon.