Video shows Minneapolis cop with knee on neck of motionless, moaning man who was killed as crowd yells to let him breathe. Reddit locks thread about it by magnora7 in PoliceMisconduct

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

It's sad that cops are so rarely held accountable that we think them just getting fired for murder is a positive outcome.

Positive subs? by comments in AskSaidIt

[–]Drewski 11 insightful - 2 fun11 insightful - 1 fun12 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Musk: Politicians 'who stole our liberty' should be 'tarred, feathered & thrown out of town!' by pattypistol in politics

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

Musk is a bit like Trump in that he always speaks his mind. Sometimes (like now) he's spot on, and others he has no idea what he's talking about.

Courts: Vaccinations don't violate Constitution by lady5 in news

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

Every time I see a court ruling in the news these days, it seems like it's always a bad one. Mandatory vaccinations don't violate the constitution, WTF? If you can't dictate what is or isn't put into your own body, then someone else claims ownership of it.

Who’s Fighting The War Against Cash? Mastercard, Visa, and Bill Gates are all pushing for polices to make it harder to use cash by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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

Interesting article, thanks. I will continue to use cash whenever I can, and avoid businesses that don't accept it.

Watching Netflix Saves People 9 Days Worth of Commercials Each Year | Movieweb by DeWhoDeWho in Netflix

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

Yeah, it's always jarring going to someone's house with cable TV and seeing all the ads, it's really mind numbing and drives me nuts but if you're used to it you don't even notice. I also use an adblocker and what not, but I don't think you can escape all advertising since it is so pervasive. Not to mention subliminal advertising / product placement.

Hey magnora7 WTF? by jmichaelhudsondotnet in AskSaidIt

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

I was just offering an anecdote based on my experience in good faith, but if you want to call me a shill too more power to ya.

Hey magnora7 WTF? by jmichaelhudsondotnet in AskSaidIt

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

J, I think you'll find that if you post any controversial opinion online you're going to get some name calling, shilling, attempting to derail the topic, etc. I imagine most of us have experienced it in some way or another, including here on Saidit. I understand it can be upsetting, but I'd rather Saidit err on the side of free speech than censoring content and opinions. As magnora7 has said, the pyramid of debate is more of a guideline than a strict rulebook for content moderation.

I've found that the best thing to do is just ignore trolls and low effort replies. It's not worth your time and energy, and if you show that you're becoming agitated by their tactics they're just going to intensify them.

Redditor finds unsecured surveillance cameras seemingly placed by US government by Drewski in conspiracy

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

The Officer that made that video of upholding the Constitution was just fired for refusing to take the video down once it hit 400K views. by [deleted] in censorship

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

He's got a gofundme so if you can afford it throw a couple bucks his way. Show some support for good cops standing up for the constitution.

Alex Jones Rants as an Indie Folk Song by [deleted] in whatever

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

Almost as good as heavy metal Alex : The Alex Jones Prison Planet - "Crush The Parasites"

[DISTURBING] Australian Police Separate Mother from Child for Protesting Quarantine! by magnora7 in PoliceMisconduct

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

I doubt magnora7 was the one filming this and just decided to crop the footage. What do you think might have happened before that would justify arresting this protestor and taking away her kid?

Sheriff refusing to enforce lockdown: 'This is not the country I grew up in' by logicalfallacy in news

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

I'm no fan of Fox News, but Tucker and the sheriff are 100% correct on this issue.

Sheriff refusing to enforce lockdown: 'This is not the country I grew up in' by logicalfallacy in news

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

Sheriffs and police officers (and governors, for that matter) took an oath to uphold The Constitution of the United States, which is the supreme law of the land. Lockdown orders which imprison healthy people who have been accused of no crime, violate The Constitution, especially the First Amendment, which includes "...the right to peaceably assemble, or the right to petition the government for redress of grievances.". The legislature does not have the authority to pass laws in violation of The Constitution, and these sheriffs are morally and legally right in refusing to enforce them.

I'm a leftist but I'm here by GreenCappy in Introductions

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

Across the political spectrum, that is :)

I'm a leftist but I'm here by GreenCappy in Introductions

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

Welcome! There are some entertainment, art, and culture subs but as you said they are much less active than political ones. I post some stuff to /s/music , and would like to get some of the other subs more populated, such as the gaming / books ones. I think one of the main reasons is that controversial / political stuff is being censored from the tech monopoly social networks, so people come to post it here instead.

I have many friends on the political spectrum (I try more and more to avoid using labels such as "right" and "left") and have many great discussions with them. We need all sorts of opinions so this place doesn't become an echo chamber. While it does seem to lean more libertarian, there are many different viewpoints here which I like. Anyhow, again welcome and hope you enjoy your stay here!

Security guard, father of 9, shot and killed in Michigan after telling customer to put on face mask by Nemacolin in news

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

This is not good. Murdering someone who is not threatening your life is wrong, period. Second, this is a private business and you can either comply with their policies, or go somewhere else. Refusing to shop there would have been fine. I'm all for peaceful resistance, but I don't see how you can condone their actions in good faith.

COVID-19 checkpoint monitors who's coming into Florida by dcjogger in news

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

Papiere, bitte

TYRANNY: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Extends Lockdown to JULY 6 Despite Ranking 40th on State Coronavirus List with 104 Deaths in State of 4 Million! by RickC-137 in politics

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

That's the day we shoot off fireworks right? Well sparklers if you're in a state where they're illegal.

New Jersey City Using Drones To Manage Social Distancing - 6:38 and 9:55 by logicalfallacy in news

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

Until they start rolling them out in other cities.

CDC revised death numbers: CoVid-19 deaths: 11k. by useless_aether in Coronavirus

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

Some more context would be useful here. How are the numbers in this chart being calculated, vs the 60k number that has been reported?

Edit: So I looked again, this is only up to 4/11. Also one of the footnotes say that the number will increase as more data is available, and that are generally at least 75% complete within 8 weeks of when the death occurred.