California redwood forest. by Anticapitalist in Earth

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Beautiful, I've always wanted to visit the redwoods in person.

The United States is 'looking at' banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Pompeo says by takeyourjoyjohn in politics

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I don't use TikTok, and with all the privacy and security issues I'd recommend against anyone else using it either. That said, the government has no business telling private citizens which apps or social media they can use on their own devices.

It’s Not Just Face Masks. Everything Is Now a Political Death Match. by Drewski in politics

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Which part of the article do you disagree with? That masks have been politicized, or that it's solely a conservative / progressive divide on the issue? I agree that a divide and conqueror narrative is being pushed on us by the media, but I'm not following the issue you have with this article.

Lindsey Graham’s Terrible Anti-Privacy ‘EARN IT’ Act Passes Senate Committee by Drewski in politics

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Yeah, they always appeal to emotion. Be it protecting the children, stopping terrorists, whatever. If you oppose it you must be an evil person.

Encryption-Busting EARN IT Act Advances in Senate by Drewski in politics

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Interesting, what does this offer over other established protocols such as TOR and I2P?

How divisive have we become. Have you lost friends over your viewpoints? by PencilPusher55 in whatever

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I haven't lost any friends due to differing viewpoints. I think getting off Facebook years back certainly helped, people are more receptive to varying ideas when you have an honest conversation with them in person.

Hide entire subsaidits? by kallyr in SaidIt

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I think in this case it's best not viewing all, but just subbing to the subs you're interested in and viewing by subscription.

Fallout TV Series From Westworld Creators in the Works at Amazon by Drewski in Television

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Castlevania was good, but I lost interest in Witcher after a couple episodes. They have plenty of good source material with Fallout, and the budget, so we'll see how it turns out.

Bodily Autonomy in the Corona World Order - New World Next Week by Drewski in Coronavirus

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This is an article with additional links, and not just the video. All humans have some bias, so feel free to not upvote, discuss, and post your own sources and counterpoints including those with science and data. Also, this is not reddit and using report to suppress things you disagree with is not encouraged here.

Why I don't believe Saidit will be a free speech platform by [deleted] in censorship

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Lemmy - federated reddit alternative

are there any other reddit alternatives you like? by qwerty- in AskSaidIt

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Agree with these, also minds.com though it's more of a facebook style interface, gab.com if you get on the right groups and mute some of the overt racists, and tildes.net for more casual conversation as they're more restricted on speech.

Why I don't believe Saidit will be a free speech platform by [deleted] in censorship

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We really need more federation and redundancy, which is why lemmy is so promising.

Last of Us 2 sales dropped 80% since last week, still on top of sales chart due to market downturn by Article10ECHR in Gaming

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Still waiting to play the first one. Hopefully it will come to PC at some point, or PS3 emulation gets to the point where it's playable. By the time I get through with the first, the second one should be pretty cheap.

Cops clash with customers at illegally opened Waffle Shop by Drewski in pushback

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Many businesses are going under and people are losing their jobs. People will be unable to pay rent, or their mortgages, and all in the name of a virus that has a less than 1% mortality rate for most people. I'm all for people at risk taking reasonable precautions, but the response to the virus has been and will be much more destructive than the virus itself. Good for these people and this business for standing up to the tyranny that is government mandated lockdowns.

People Love to Parrot "Every Election is the Most Important...." Sarcastically. Here are some things to think about that are quite unique in November of 2020. by bonked_or_maybe_not in politics

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The two party system is the illusion that we have any agency in the political process. The wolf may be here, but it's not doing our ordained "civic duty" and voting team red or blue at the ballot box that's gonna stop him. All these points about senate majorities, SCOTUS, electors and whatnot are moot if both parties pursue the same hawkish foreign policy, massive public debt, unrestrained money printing, and a constant assault on the constitution and our personal liberties.

People Love to Parrot "Every Election is the Most Important...." Sarcastically. Here are some things to think about that are quite unique in November of 2020. by bonked_or_maybe_not in politics

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Wish I had a dollar for every time someone told me that a certain election was the most important of my lifetime. That I need to compromise my principles just this one time, so that the worse guy doesn't win and ruin everything. I'll admit I fell for it the first time, but since then I've seen plenty of R's and D's take office and the real policies stay the same.

Under This New Proposed US Federal Law, Cryptocurrency Could Become Illegal - Senate Bill 4051, the “Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act” aka LEAD Act by magnora7 in privacy

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They really want that encryption backdoor. This seems to be their strategy, overwhelm us with privacy and security killing bills until what they want gets passed.

Dick Masterson says Patreon alternative New Project 2 is closing after getting blacklisted by Mastercard by Drewski in censorship

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That's why a more people need to start using crypto, which we can help move forward. With mobile wallets it's already become much easier to use for the less technically inclined.

As far as requiring me to be there, after the initial setup there have been few issues. I already help my friends and family out with tech stuff, which I don't mind, and switching people from Windows to Linux has actually resulted in fewer problems as it's more stable and secure.

Dick Masterson says Patreon alternative New Project 2 is closing after getting blacklisted by Mastercard by Drewski in censorship

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It may only be a fringe, but that fringe can still be large enough to be usable. I do believe cryptocurrencies will be a part of our financial future, but to what extent and how remains to be seen. I know a lot of countries are looking to implement their own, so we need to participate and help develop and educate people on more open alternatives.

As for what normal people are like, well.. sure, not everyone is going to do all these things, but I have already helped people install Google free phones, got a lot of family members including parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles on linux, and helped people install and use mobile cryptocurrency wallets, among other things. So if you don't have a defeatist attitude to start out with you can definitely accomplish a lot.

Elijah Wood Just Exposed Hollywood's Organized Pedophilia Ring by Drewski in conspiracy

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Whoops, yeah guess I should have checked the date.

Rand Paul Tries (Again!) To Make It Harder for Police To Take Your Stuff by Drewski in politics

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Rand is far from perfect, but to my understanding he's been decent on Iran, criticizing Trump's withdrawal on the nuclear deal and the assassination of Soleimani.

Dick Masterson says Patreon alternative New Project 2 is closing after getting blacklisted by Mastercard by Drewski in censorship

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Look, I'm not saying it's seamless like cash or credit cards, but cryptocurrency does work and unlike credit it's decentralized and can't be remotely censored or confiscated. A lot of worthwhile things like a Google-free phone, linux, encryption, and the like do require some effort to use but that doesn't mean they're not viable. I have got some people started on cryptocurrency using easy mobile wallets such as Edge, and showed them how to do basic transactions. And while it's not widely accepted in person, at least where I'm at, there are a few shops that accept crypto and I've helped another to accept it also. We need to be the change we want to see, instead of saying that it can't be done.

Dick Masterson says Patreon alternative New Project 2 is closing after getting blacklisted by Mastercard by Drewski in censorship

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Noone can deny there are are issues with using bitcoin and other crypocurrencies for daily transactions, but they still offer a viable solution. The biggest hurdle is converting to or from fiat, and while exchanges are heavily regulated by governments there are other solutions such as local bitcoin atms, local trading platforms such as hodlhodl.com, local.bitcoin.com and localmonero.co, and decentralized exchanges such as bisq. Not saying it's frictionless; there is a learning curve with effort involved and that's not even touching the issue of price volatility. Still, I think cryptocurrency is a viable alternative to the payment processing cartel the more people that adopt it the better.

RELEASE: #BlueLeaks (269 GB) - Ten years of data from over 200 police departments, fusion centers and other law enforcement training and support resources. by Drewski in DataHoarder

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Torrent: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:CCCAAD8D8B856C9609137890D5802189D841AD2C&dn=BlueLeaks.tar

That ban wave seems to have just started by deAccount in MeanwhileOnReddit

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WatchRedditDie, DeclineIntoCensorship and PoliticalCompassMemes seem to have dodged this wave. Odd that the_donald was banned considering new posts have been locked for a while now, but then consistency has never been reddit's thing.

Reddit is looking to force a digital migration tomorrow... by Orangutan in politics

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I welcome a variety of viewpoints as long as everyone is respectful. Echo chambers don't serve any purpose other than validating one's own biases.

That ban wave seems to have just started by deAccount in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Yeah, at least we're handling it better than Ruqqus so far. Hope all of us can scale things up to meet the demand.

That ban wave seems to have just started by deAccount in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Yeah, bunch of people cheering about ChapoTrapHouse and not seeing the hypocrisy.

Stormy Daniels Dead by sportinsider in WorldNews

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Look at some of the other articles on this site and judge for yourself whether it's a reliable source.

Florida, Texas close bars as COVID-19 cases spike by Nemacolin in news

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tHeY'rE a PrIvAtE cOmPaNy, ThEy CaN dO wHaTeVeR tHeY wAnT by Tarrock in politics

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Yes, so stop using platforms that censor. Don't give the government the authority to police private websites, that will further restrict free speech and open communication in the long run.

tHeY'rE a PrIvAtE cOmPaNy, ThEy CaN dO wHaTeVeR tHeY wAnT by Tarrock in politics

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Is this supposed to be an analogy to tech companies engaging in censorship and other manipulation? If so, the difference is that using a private company's services is voluntary, and only affects the people willingly using their services. Whereas polluting the environment harms people and wildlife outside the company and should rightfully be restricted.