Germans scientists say that Vitamin D increases the immune system by 3-5 times and is better than any vaccine. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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So 285% immunization against COVID-19? What a stupid assertion.

ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC Ignore Andrew Cuomo Sex Harassment Claim by MarcoPolo in politics

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I posted links to coverage of the issue on every single one of those sites. Breitbart is just talking out of their ass again.

ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC Ignore Andrew Cuomo Sex Harassment Claim by MarcoPolo in politics

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ABC's coverage

NBC's coverage

CBS's coverage

CNN's coverage

MSNBC's coverage

Literally every single one of the mentioned outlets has covered the issue. Breitbart is, once again, fake news.

Former Cuomo staffer details her sexual harassment allegations against the New York governor in a new essay by format in news

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Why is this news but Trump's sexual harassment allegations aren't? Or any other politician, for that matter.

What can I say to all those gay transphobes who can see I'm actually a straight woman? by Chunkeeguy in LGBDropTheT

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I get that rejection sucks, but does it always mean that the rejector is actually a trash-tier person?

I'd rephrase the question. Does it ever mean that the rejector is actually a trash-tier person?

Given that the person asking is in a vulnerable place now that they've put their cards on the table, rejecting someone in a nasty or unnecessarily harsh way does make you a garbage person. However, no one owes anyone else a relationship, and politely rejecting someone you're not interested in does not in any way make you a bad person.

Sheriffs Given Powers to Arrest Feds Who Violate Citizens' Second Amendment Rights by MarcoPolo in news

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Local so-called govts bow for funding.

The dynamic is kind of frustrating, because it's the citizens in those states and local areas that are generating the income that taxes come from in the first place. Why does the fed get the extra taxes when they're only using it as a carrot (or stick) that they're giving back anyways?

What do transbians have to do with gay history? by autumn in LGBDropTheT

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Bruce Jenner was stealing his daughters clothes to wear and watching them fight with each other and not saying anything

As I recall it was actually worse. He denied it and called the daughter a liar when the daughter told the rest of the family about it.

The circle of woke by jet199 in politics

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The image is fake news anyways. Minneapolis only reduced their police budget by $1 million, which for a city that size is peanuts. The city where George Floyd was killed did see a spike in violent crime following the incident, but so did the rest of the nation. More cops did take a leave of absence, but it was like 100 for the year instead of the normal 50ish.

It's just presenting a narrative that doesn't really line up with reality.

I'm doing things differently from here on out. by [deleted] in SaidIt

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God, this "enemy" shit is so cringe. I hope to god you've done a ton of janitor work to make up for how much you're dragging down the site right now.

House Democrats introduce bill to bar 'twice impeached' former presidents from burial at Arlington National Cemetery by Nemacolin in news

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This sounds about as retarded as that rep that pushed to impeach Biden the day he entered office.

Oh noes Ted Cruz went to Cancun oh noes by joewest1313 in MediaAnalysis

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I'm thinking of that political cartoon where the guy in the boat has a megaphone and is shouting that we're all in this together. In the boat, you've got the government workers that are still going to get paid regardless and aren't really feeling the disaster. Outside of the boat, you've got the private sector workers that have lost jobs and are now struggling to put food on the table.

Cruz vacationing in Cancun while his constituents sleep in the cold without power is basically that.

What subs never appear in /all? Is there a list somewhere? by Chipit in AskSaidIt

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Segregation denied minorities access to common goods and services because of their race. Not being allowed to post on a specific sub isn't denying your freedom of speech rights. It's more like a church not allowing a speaker to advocate for gay marriage at their worship service. "The right not to listen" is pretty fundamental to the freedom of speech.

What subs never appear in /all? Is there a list somewhere? by Chipit in AskSaidIt

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I get what you're saying. Feminist activism was the progenitor of modern cancel culture. I would like to push back by asserting that there is a substantial difference between a subreddit banning viewpoints on their own subreddit, and a subreddit trying to ban those same viewpoints on the wider site.

Feminist communities can more or less peacefully coexist on the same site as mens rights communities as long as they understand that they're supposed to keep to themselves. It's the same with any other diametrically opposed community. I don't think deleting opposing opinions on their own subreddit makes them hypocrites for getting upset when their entire subreddit is nuked.

I'm doing things differently from here on out. by [deleted] in SaidIt

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u/AmericanMuskrat seems to be fostering division and ill sentiment towards those of us who want to work together to reform SaidIt

Framing criticism of your admin decisions as "fostering division" is the most obnoxiously self-aggrandizing shit I've seen on here in a while, and to throw this accusation at Muskrat in particular is outrageous.

What subs never appear in /all? Is there a list somewhere? by Chipit in AskSaidIt

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You're both half right, but not entirely right. The /s/GenderCritical sub is primarily feminist, but a huge portion of the gender critical crowd are lesbians. This is because one of the big victims of the modern "trans rights" movement is lesbians.

To understand why, ask yourself: What do you get when you take a man that likes to crossdress and that gets off on the thought of himself as a woman, and tell him that if he believes he is, then he literally is a woman? Well, since most people are straight, what you will usually get is a straight dude that now thinks he must be a woman attracted to women. And what do we call a woman attracted to woman? A lesbian. So for the past several years, you've had actual lesbians dealing with delusional straight men pushing themselves into these lesbian spaces. And the lesbians have been getting sick of it. Which is why if you take of poll of the gender critical people, you will see a ton of lesbians in the sample.

And then if we look at the other active "lesbian/feminist" sub, it's LGBDropTheT. This sub is for same sex attracted (SSA) people who are tired of the shenanigans from the TQ+ crowd. There are plenty of lesbians in here, but it's definitely not a feminist sub.

It's Time To Disobey by christnmusicreleases in news

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Damn, when you stop browsing facebook you really miss out on the good stuff.

Massive Texas Blackouts, State of Emergency Triggered By Failed Green Energy Wind Turbines...Can't Handle Winter Weather by MarcoPolo in technology

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Yeah, no. Wind output was already highly variable and the loss from shutdowns was negligible compared to total load. Plants couldn't get gas because others needed it for heating, and their pipes were freezing because they hadn't winterized.

Have you never stopped to wonder why you can find wind farms (and natural gas plants) at Northern latitudes where it regularly gets colder than what Texas experienced, as if these same areas don't experience weather like this every year?

Massive Texas Blackouts, State of Emergency Triggered By Failed Green Energy Wind Turbines...Can't Handle Winter Weather by MarcoPolo in technology

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Here is a graph of the energy generated by source around when the shutdowns happened. Maybe you can help me understand, but it seems to me like your 3x stat is bogus, and the only time that renewables (wind) went to (near) zero was during the day, well after the shutdowns.

Anyone know what's up with Magnora? by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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I'm a bit worried, since he seems pretty stressed out, and he lives in Texas, and the whole situation down there makes me worry more.

If he lives in Texas, he certainly is "stressed", but that's probably not the root cause. These power outages aren't just local, they're region-wide. That means his cell tower doesn't have power, his ISP doesn't have power, etc.

And the situation hasn't gotten better since it started around 1AM Monday, it's getting worse. Temps are still below freezing, and more plants are shutting down, and more people have lost power as a result.

Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70 by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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With the news of Rush Limbaugh’s death, I hope you can all put partisanship aside and discuss it with the same sense of respect and dignity that Rush used to discuss gays, lesbians, people dying from AIDS, pro-choice women, black people, Latinos, people suffering with Parkinsons, etc.

SHOCKING: Disney Producer Publicly Fantasized About Throwing Children of Trump Supporters Into A Woodchipper, “Screaming, Hats First”...Still Has His Job While Moderates Get Axed #CancelDisneyPlus #CancelDisney by MarcoPolo in politics

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Article is being disingenuous. Did no one else notice the date on the tweet? He wasn't referring to "kids of Trump supporters" in general, he was referring to the kids from Covington Catholic that had been falsely accused of surrounding some native american guy so they could jeer at him and harass him. If you only saw the clip that was being passed around on Twitter, they did seem like a bunch of assholes.

And he was far from the only guy that reacted like this. Tons of high-profile people posted awful shit like this because they took the clip at face value. That doesn't make it OK, but for this is the same garbage website that was falsely claiming wind power was the reason for the power outages in Texas, when in reality it was loss of natural gas power that was primarily responsible.

Massive Texas Blackouts, State of Emergency Triggered By Failed Green Energy Wind Turbines...Can't Handle Winter Weather by MarcoPolo in technology

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Solar + Wind is not Wind. But no, it's definitely not 40% either way. This chart says wind is actually 16%, while natural gas is over 50%. I wonder what the 7% figure in the article was referring to then.

Massive Texas Blackouts, State of Emergency Triggered By Failed Green Energy Wind Turbines...Can't Handle Winter Weather by MarcoPolo in technology

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First off, the power outages were primarily because of natural gas plants that were forced to shut down. The state doesn't have a lot of storage at their plants, or infrastructure designed to handle weather this cold. If you want a real article on the power situation instead of more of the right-wing crap that dominates this site, I recommend this one.

With regards to wind, it is true that some wind turbines did shut down because of the cold as well, but wind power makes up 7% of Texas' energy grid. Natural Gas makes up 40%. Also, the turbines on the coast that weren't shut down due to temps were actually putting out more power than is typical for this time of year because of the winds from the storm.

The River Thames has frozen over near London; a first in 60 years! Must be all that "Global Warming." by christnmusicreleases in news

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The global temperatures and weather cycles are mainly related to the sun.

Lol, no the fuck they aren't. We've been directly measuring solar output directly for decades now. The main fluctuations are the 11-year cycle, but overall output has actually decreased slightly, and is expected to decrease a bit more for a while as the evidence indicates that we might be entering a Grand Solar Minimum.

But these are small fluctuations, on the order of tens or hundredths of a percent of total output. While this would slightly reduce the overall temp increases we're seeing from the strengthened greenhouse effect resulting from all the greenhouse gases we're putting into the atmosphere (mainly CO2), the ~1C warming we've seen over the last century is most certainly not because of the sun.

The River Thames has frozen over near London; a first in 60 years! Must be all that "Global Warming." by christnmusicreleases in news

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All areas are expected to be warmer on average. The real answer is that weather and climate are two separate things. The weather being well below average doesn't invalidate the overall trend.

The River Thames has frozen over near London; a first in 60 years! Must be all that "Global Warming." by christnmusicreleases in news

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Evangelical Christians as a group are some of the dumbest motherfuckers in the western world, man. How do you not understand the difference between the climate and the weather in fucking 2021? Maybe put the bible down and read something educational for once.

The polar vortex broke. That's why we're experience record cold temps. Discrete events like this don't invalidate the overall warming trend.

Why you support sexual abuse and pedophilia if you support Joe Biden: A liberal perspective. by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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I've seen the videos of Biden being touchy feely in a way that comes across as creepy, but it's more than a little bit of a reach to call that sexual abuse.

By that same token, you could make just as strong of an argument that supporting Trump means you support sexual abuse and pedophilia. The guy has made creepy comments about his daughter, and there are some photos where he's holding/touching her as a kid in ways that similarly come across as mildly disturbing.

And if there are photos of his son sexually abusing a 14-year-old, then his son should go to prison. But they didn't vote for his son. They voted for Joe Biden.

Why do the huge glaring flaws in this guy's logic even need to be pointed out to you guys? It should be obvious to even a casual reader, so who the fuck is upvoting this shit? Also, why the fuck is this in the news sub? Literally nothing here is new information, and it's just some dipshit's retarded opinion.

Sweden to Teach Migrants That Violence, Female Genital Mutilation, and Child Marriage are Wrong by H3v8 in Europe

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I definitely agree that circumcision as a practice also needs to die, but the most common types of FGM are more severe procedures than circumcision is.

Facebook bans conversations saying coronavirus came from a lab after consulting with WHO by scrubking in censorship

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The evidence has always pointed to Wuhan being ground zero, so calling it those names doesn't indicate he knows something we don't. And to your 2nd point, it is true that the WHO is at least somewhat in the pocket of the CCP.

It is true, it's not certain that intel agencies would know what's going on inside the lab. But I think it's probable that they would. Intel agencies are very well aware of the threat of biological warfare, and there are a number of efforts to actively monitor developments, especially in a rising power like China.

With regards to "political distrust leading to a lack of coordination", that is very much a pre-9/11 thing. I'm speaking as a former military member that had an SCI clearance and plenty of first-hand experience with what goes on inside the system. When we were getting briefed into the various programs, the lessons learned from 9/11 were widely cited to explain why the intelligence sharing programs are set up the way they are. There is a lot of cooperation between agencies nowadays.

With regards to the letter, it looks to me like a political puff piece.

How could he dismiss with such certainty that a lab leak was a "conspiracy theory"?

I think at that point, they probably couldn't. But you can find plenty of pro-CCP propaganda like this on the internet. At any rate, my belief that it probably wasn't manmade is based on what the people that I think aren't comprimised by CCP interests are telling me, not by what people like this are telling me.

Johnathan Yaniv accused of harassing emergency first responders with ‘lewd conduct’ by Scruffy_Nerf_Herder in LGBDropTheT

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A lot of people in the thread had the same reaction. However, some have pointed out the hands holding the wound open definitely look like his from other photos, and Tineye returns zero results on said wound photos.

Johnathan Yaniv accused of harassing emergency first responders with ‘lewd conduct’ by Scruffy_Nerf_Herder in LGBDropTheT

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I didn't expand to see the photos, but even just reading people's descriptions and reactions was enough to make me dry heave.

Merck Scraps COVID Vaccines; Says It’s More Effective To Get The Virus And Recover – Summit News by carn0ld03 in WorldNews

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If so, that's news to me. I would have figured /s/Coronavirus would be celebrating if something like that happened, but none of the top articles from the last month seem to mention anything about it. Where did you hear that?

Merck Scraps COVID Vaccines; Says It’s More Effective To Get The Virus And Recover – Summit News by carn0ld03 in WorldNews

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They did do testing on seniors in their Phase III trials, but you're right in that there wasn't sufficient focus on the results for the most elderly that are at the highest risk.

"Of the 21,720 people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine rather than the placebo in its phase 3 trial, 7,971 or 37% were over age 55. Pfizer’s study did not include a breakout for those 65 and older. In the Moderna phase 3 trial, of the 15,181 volunteers given the vaccine rather than the placebo, 3,763 or 25 percent were older than 65." The quote was taken from this article about the widespread deployment of vaccines to Florida's senior population

And it's also worth mentioning this paper - Efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines in older people

With regards to the concern about rates of adverse reactions to the vaccines, widespread inoculation started back in December, and many of those vaccines went to elderly people. If the elderly were reacting poorly to it, we would have heard about it by now.

Facebook bans conversations saying coronavirus came from a lab after consulting with WHO by scrubking in censorship

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Knowing that there was SARS research going on at one of these facilities gives me pause. However, I feel like if there was any compelling evidence that the initial infection actually originated from this lab, then the intelligence community would know about it. And since Trump was already in the middle of a trade war, and was getting hammered on the campaign trail over his administration's COVID-19 response, either Trump or someone on his team would have asked for a briefing on where precisely in China the virus came from.

And if there were any evidence that COVID-19 was created in a Chinese lab, whether as a bioweapon or as part of a well-intentioned research project, Trump would have weaponized this information and made sure the public knew about it.

Facebook bans conversations saying coronavirus came from a lab after consulting with WHO by scrubking in censorship

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Yes, really. The Indian researchers were forced to withdraw their study because critics pointed out the "similarities" equally applied to many other bacteria and viruses. Saying that having some common genetic code means that one was derived from the other is ridiculous. It would be like accusing JK Rowling of plagiarizing JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Ring series because her Harry Potter novels also featured "magic", and "dragons", and "goblins" just like Tolkien's novels do, when in reality those archetypes appear in just about every fantasy novel.

And it's the same story with Dr. Montagnier. His claim doesn't have a solid scientific foundation; it's just his conjecture.

Facebook bans conversations saying coronavirus came from a lab after consulting with WHO by scrubking in censorship

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Not surprising. The virus has been investigated quite thoroughly at this point, and there are no real indications that it was manmade. If you want a deep dive into the merits of the "lab theory", I can recommend this excellent video by potholer

Merck Scraps COVID Vaccines; Says It’s More Effective To Get The Virus And Recover – Summit News by carn0ld03 in WorldNews

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The entire point of a vaccine is to avoid the hazards of the actual virus. It's true that if you're under 50, your odds of getting hospitalized because of this virus are low, and the risk of death is negligible (~0.02% for adults in the 20-49 range according to the CDC), but the vaccine still helps you avoid the symptoms and reduces the risk of a severe infection to almost nil.

And that's just younger people. If you're over 50 the fatality rate really starts picking up. About 5% of those 50-69 that contract it will end up hospitalized, and around 0.5% will die. Of those 70+, around 20% of those that contract it will end up in the hospital. 5.4% of those that contract it will die. Intentionally getting infected would be insane for those people. The vaccine is saving a lot of lives here.

Merck Scraps COVID Vaccines; Says It’s More Effective To Get The Virus And Recover – Summit News by carn0ld03 in WorldNews

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From the actual release:

This decision follows Merck’s review of findings from Phase 1 clinical studies for the vaccines. In these studies, both V590 and V591 were generally well tolerated, but the immune responses were inferior to those seen following natural infection and those reported for other SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccines

Funny how your snippet leaves that 2nd part out. It's not that vaccines aren't effective, it's that their vaccine can't compete with the better vaccines that have already reached the market.

Anyways, the good vaccines have success rates in the 93%+ range 2 weeks after the 2nd dose, or ~95% a month after that 1-dose vaccine. For comparison, a typical flu vaccine is closer to 50%. And while that does mean you can take the vaccine and still end up dying from the real virus, if it prevents infection for 95% of the population, then the virus can't sustain itself, and will quickly die off once a majority of the population is innoculated.

Renouncing American Citizenship Hits All-Time Record by neto in news

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Eh, the ones renouncing their citizenship tend to be wealthier and/or possessing more valuable professional skills than your average American citizen. It's also commonly wealthier people changing their citizenship to a different country with a lower tax burden, while still spending much of the year in the USA.

Renouncing American Citizenship Hits All-Time Record by neto in news

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Learn stats.

You mean like the ones in the first paragraph of the article you clearly didn't read?

Nvidia now requires vendors to specify TGP in laptop specs by rik_1088 in PCGaming

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Definitely the right move. Consumers need to know what real-world performance they can expect out of the devices they buy.

"I don’t even know what I am signing" Fraud in Chief Joe Biden by christnmusicreleases in politics

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Lol, the situation with this quote is just like the "very fine people on both sides" quote from Trump. Worse, actually, because that's not even what he said; this is a straight up misquote.

Hulking former WWE wrestler "comes out as a woman." He's married & a father of course, and used to love to secretly wear his mom's clothes. YAWN. by BEB in GenderCritical

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The best you could hope to achieve is a return to standards where it requires extensive therapy and that you be a certain age to get a diagnosis, and a diagnosis is required to gain access to hormones and surgery. No way you could ever outlaw that stuff entirely.

Hulking former WWE wrestler "comes out as a woman." He's married & a father of course, and used to love to secretly wear his mom's clothes. YAWN. by BEB in GenderCritical

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I'll take "people that don't understand how the 1st Amendment works" for $500, Alex.

Mocking women (or anyone) is one of the most ironclad protections afforded by the 1st amendment. The government can't regulate how people dress and express themselves.

Fauci Spins His Handy 'Wheel Of Science' To See What He Should Recommend Today by [deleted] in whatever

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It's a movie reference, dude. Not surprised it went over your head, though.

Robinhood forcibly selling shares of GameStop without users’ consent by Tom_Bombadil in conspiracy

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I'm not buying this one. More likely someone misclicked if it even happened at all. That would be so illegal it would seal the fate of Robinhood as a company.

It must be really bad out there.. by zyxzevn in memes

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Given that kids are basically immune to the real virus, I'm curious what you think the danger of giving the kids a vaccine is. Are they gonna mutate fake limbs? And if you acknowledge that the biggest ordeal is getting a shot, then why do you think it's a big deal?

Also, you understand that part of the reason people that aren't at major risk are avoiding infection is to protect those that do, right? And also that schoolkids are a major infection vector because for schools that have opened back up like you guys want they get in close proximity with hundreds of kids for hours a day, and then take home whatever they happened to pick up. It's a major source of spread.

Robinhood, GameStop & Wall St with financial advisor Andy Wang (1:28:53) ~ Alison Morrow by JasonCarswell in politics

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"Andy Wang" sounds like the discount version of Andrew Yang.

Fauci Spins His Handy 'Wheel Of Science' To See What He Should Recommend Today by [deleted] in whatever

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With regards to the trans women in sports issue, they still retain athletic advantages even after having spent years on HRT and having testosterone levels comparable to women. If you want a fairly balanced and fairly well-researched take on this, I can recommend Rationality Rules' "Do Transgender Athletes Have an Unfair Advantage?" video. I've watched this video a couple of times, because he presents the science in a neutral way that tries to be charitable to trans people and that I don't think any reasonable person could argue is transphobic, and I think it's pretty good.

It is a ~20 minute video, so if you don't want to watch it and just want the tl;dw: while trans women that take HRT do reach testosterone levels comparable (higher than average, but not outside of the extremes) to women, if they went through puberty, and the vast majority of them have), then they still retain the skeletal structure advantages (height, width, limb length), most of if not all of the heart and lung size advantages, and only limited effects on muscle fiber type (fast twitch which is used for explosive activities, vs slow twitch which is for endurance activities). Additionally, I don't believe it was mentioned in the video, but the research also shows that trans women retain some of their male advantages to total muscle mass.

The end result is that while it's possible that there are some extreme endurance sports where trans women could compete on a level playing field, for the vast majority of sports they still retain some of their male advantage, and women simply can't keep up. This is more pronounced in explosive/sprint type sports such as powerlifting and the 100m dash, but some level of advantage is present in the vast majority of sports.

He did caveat that for trans women that haven't gone through male puberty it's possible that they could compete, but that opens a whole different can of worms about the harmful effects of puberty blockers which trans activists insist are safe and fully reversible, but which the science shows are anything but. Lupron, one of the most popular drugs used to block puberty, is the same drug sometimes used to chemically castrate sex offenders to try to lower risk of reoffending. It was also used to treat precocious puberty (puberty that begins at an unusually young age, which is more common among women than among men) in kids through the 90s and 2000s, and those kids are now developing muscoskeletal problems you would expect to see in seniors, because it turns out that lupron inhibits the bone development process, and kids that take it end up with noticeably lower bone mass density, which leads to failures within years that you normally wouldn't see for decades.

There's tons more we could talk about with trans issues alone, but it's only tangential to the overall topic of how faithful to truth and science "the left" is, and this is already turning into a wall of text. And it is true that you'll find a variety of opinions on trans issues in general on the left, but if we can acknowledge that it tends to be people on the left that argue for anti-science policies such as no restriction on trans women competing in female sports, or treatment in any context for that matter, then it's not entirely accurate to say that the left is the party of truth, or conversely that the right isn't.

Fauci Spins His Handy 'Wheel Of Science' To See What He Should Recommend Today by [deleted] in whatever

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A good example is climate change. Ever since it became a major political issue in the 90s, the attacks on the science have usually come from the right. Even long after the evidence in favor of it had become overwhelming, you had people on the right denouncing it as some hippie conspiracy.

It is true that there are rich people trying to capitalize on it by lobbying for subsidies, funding for technologies that aren't cost efficient or that have limited scale, etc. It's also true that you have people on the left fighting against good solutions like nuclear because of hysteria about meltdowns.

Those are legitimate debate topics. However, the basic question of whether the burning of fossil fuels is putting more greenhouse gases into the air and strengthening the greenhouse effect, raising surface temperatures which leads to habitat destruction, loss of arable land, and sea level rise, is pretty well settled at this point.

As I recall, you yourself claimed the science was far from settled not too long ago. You hold this belief not because it's what the scientists are telling you, but because it's what the pundits on the right working for corporations & the rich have been telling you.

Fauci Spins His Handy 'Wheel Of Science' To See What He Should Recommend Today by [deleted] in whatever

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Eh, people on the left have plenty of their own delusions. Try reading up on the science of transsexualism and you'll get tons of misinformation from activists, who will boldly declare their misinformation is "the science".

Same when we talk about race & sex issues. James Damore was fired from his engineering position at Google for writing a paper arguing that the reason there were more male engineers than female engineers at google is likely due to differences in life goals & interests between the sexes, rather than some kind of sexism in the education or hiring process.

It was also a popular talking point for a while (even being cited by Obama a couple of times) that women made 75-80 cents to a man's dollar, supposedly because of sexism, even though the actual research on the topic showed that when you compared men and women in the same occupations with the same experience and qualifications, the pay gap was more like 3%.

The left tends to follow the science more, but there are definitely areas where people on the left throw the science out the window.

Fauci Spins His Handy 'Wheel Of Science' To See What He Should Recommend Today by [deleted] in whatever

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It's been trending down for a while. Tons of "soft science" fields have problems. The psychology field, for instance, has a replication crisis, where a lot of major "discoveries" in recent decades either aren't replicating at all, or shown to have negligible real-world effects in followup studies. Stereotype threat is a major one, as is Implicit Bias. Not coincidentally, both of these supposed effects are used by Social Justice types to justify their activism, and also coincidentally, researchers that point out the problems with these concepts are often smeared by activists and others in the field.

P-hacking is another problem that exists in a lot of fields. The fields with integrity are trying to fix this, with methods such as pre-registering studies, but there are fields like psychology that have some pretty fundamental problems.

It must be really bad out there.. by zyxzevn in memes

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This meme, but accurate, would be a guy who has been hanging out under a pop-up canopy all afternoon insisting it wasn't raining because he hasn't gotten wet yet.

"I’ve done two anal swabs, every time I did one I had to do a throat swab afterwards — I was so scared the nurse would forget to use a new swab" by christnmusicreleases in news

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It's...the CCP. The regime that responds to their citizens protesting corruption and demanding democracy with a massacre, isn't comparable to a western democracy that doesn't. You think they care about the dignity of their citizens? Show me the videos of UK police welding citizens inside their homes because they've contracted COVID-19, and you'll have a point. Show me the videos of American police breaking into someone's house because they're doing a livestream trying to find their missing family, and you'll have a point.

Facebook suspends users for criticizing Biden's transgender policy, calls it "incitement" by scrubking in censorship

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Not sure how familiar you are with the tenets of critical theory, the genesis of white fragility, but sadly this is entirely consistent within their narrative.

In criticizing Biden's transgender policy, you are supposed to be attacking "the most vulnerable among us". Critical theory doesn't believe in meaningful individualism.

YouTube Shaving Downvotes and Adding To Upvotes During Press Briefing Today by TheJamesRocket in politics

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Lol, that video is great, but the context in which you posted it really sticks the landing. More like this and I actually might start to enjoy seeing you around.

YouTube Shaving Downvotes and Adding To Upvotes During Press Briefing Today by TheJamesRocket in politics

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

Actually, another theory that I could believe is that youtube is removing downvotes from people that didn't watch the video. Plenty of conservatives would just click on the video to downvote, so I could see those getting deleted. Would still be legit, as votes from people that didn't even watch at least some of the video probably shouldn't count anyways.

But back to the bot thing,

The real question here is, what specifically led you to believe that these videos were hit by downvote bots?

I don't know hombre, maybe because lots of MAGAtards think Biden stole the election, and there are well-established bot networks that will provide fake engagement on basically every social media platform for a fee, including YouTube. And these services are often garbage, providing fake engagement that gets removed because the bots are easy to detect.

If you choose to be a defender of Youtube, then you are going to make some enemies here on Saidit.

I'm shaking in my boots, bud. Maybe you should team up with the young earth creationists on this site that I love making fun of. Stick a burning cross in my yard to let me know that god is real and he will punish the non-believers or something.

Also, that last paragraph is hilarious. Thinking youtube probably wasn't faking engagement metrics to only make a heavily downvoted white house stream slightly less heavily downvoted means I've never had a controversial thought in my life. Brilliant logic there, bud. You really would fit in with the creationist crowd.

YouTube Shaving Downvotes and Adding To Upvotes During Press Briefing Today by TheJamesRocket in politics

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Lol, you are so triggered, and I am here for it.

Do you think that bots don't exist? Or that YouTube really is going to risk a scandal deleting a small fraction of the votes on a video to slightly shift the like ratio, as if that's going to change people's perception in any meaningful way? Bots are a thing, you know. And I think you have Mad Max confused with a different title, because that movie was well-received by both critics and the general public.

The other movies are just bad movies. "Guess what", assuming that YouTube probably wasn't bothering to slightly shift the votes on one of their videos doesn't mean that someone can't recognize a bad movie.

There is a deluded shithead here, but it's not me.

Reddit Shuts Down WallStreetBets Subgroup -- Blames Racism and Hate Speech -- After Rookie Investors in General Public Make Money Causing Hedge Funds to Go Bust by scrubking in WatchRedditDie

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The subreddit went private briefly, but it never went down. More fake news from The Gateway Pundit, what a shock.

No More Hard Questions: Biden Team Considers Banning Conservative Media from Press Briefings by scrubking in politics

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You talk like how a conservative thinks an SJW talks.

Biden establishes relations with Nazi, Jew-hating Palestinian Islamic terrorists by Courbeaux in politics

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I posted this exact link a few hours ago. I don't think you're going to get a lot of traction with your anti-Palestine stance on Saidit. You're trying to make it an issue of Muslims vs. Jews, when it isn't. It's a matter of one state suppressing another.

87 thousand doctors & nurses denounce both Covidiocy and the vaccine by x0x7 in videos

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No, I've looked at plenty of data over the years, like the AR5 Technical Summary. That's a collection of the actual science on the matter. And that's why I know the claim that CO2 has a net cooling effect is a stupid claim. Even most AGW deniers know better than to make that argument. The evidence supporting AGW theory is heavily condensed to even get it into the hundred page range. The "evidence" you (haven't) provided is a fucking graph of temp changes after sunset, as if the greenhouse effect only occurs after sunset. And, to top it all off, you controlled for nothing, and then tried to make the ridiculous assertion that the temp changes wouldn't matter.

You'll have to forgive me if I don't find a shitty graph based on a false premise as persuasive as what the IPCC puts out.

YouTube Shaving Downvotes and Adding To Upvotes During Press Briefing Today by TheJamesRocket in politics

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Honestly, it's probably bot dislikes that got removed. The same thing happened on a larger scale on a different Biden video.

Bill Gates: "People act like they have a choice.You don't have a choice. Normalcy only returns when we've largely vaccinated the entire global population." by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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You think he doesn't know the reality of his situation better than you do? The guy has been a billionaire for most of his adult life. Why would he be scared of this virus, when his age barely puts him in an elevated risk category, and he has ready access to the best doctors and medicine money can buy?

87 thousand doctors & nurses denounce both Covidiocy and the vaccine by x0x7 in videos

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You're the one complaining about the "math heavy" climate change papers, and now you're saying that I need to "do the math". Weird, because I wouldn't say plotting temp changes over time in matlab, nor anything else you've posted, is anything approaching actual math.

We now have a powerful negative feedback mechanism that prevents the temperature of the planet increasing above. oh. sorry. if it is temperature causing the observed sunset, no wind, no clouds, cooling, then we can't even warm by more than another degree and a half.

No, we don't have any such thing. I'm just a student that only understands the basics well enough to spot the obvious problems with the claims you derive from your graph, and you're just a crank that can't do any real math that is coming up with ad hoc "models" on the spot when challenged.

Nothing about global warming would be proven, or disproven, by your silly chart. No expert that actually understands AGW would claim that it would. You only believed that it would because you lacked a grasp of the fundamentals. By all means, continue to tell random people on saidit how you've disproven global warming with your silly chart. I'll just pop in whenever I see it to explain why you haven't.

Rand Paul says Trump impeachment case is 'DEAD ON ARRIVAL' after 45 senators support his motion to declare trial unconstitutional by fred_red_beans in politics

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You need a 2/3rds majority in the Senate to impeach. So if they already have 45 votes against, then I guess it is dead in the water.

Oklahoma trying to return its $2m stockpile of hydroxychloroquine by FediNetizen in Coronavirus

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That's way too selfless a move for the typical bureaucrat in government. You think they're out for the collective good or something?

Bill Gates: "People act like they have a choice.You don't have a choice. Normalcy only returns when we've largely vaccinated the entire global population." by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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No, he isn't. He's older, but he has access to 24/7 monitoring and the best medicine in the world. He is not at risk of dying to COVID-19.

Bill Gates: "People act like they have a choice.You don't have a choice. Normalcy only returns when we've largely vaccinated the entire global population." by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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Bill Gates: You shouldn't be allowed to create negative externalities.

Saidit: Well, actually, that is my constitutional right, and you are a treasonous elitist for suggesting otherwise.

Oklahoma trying to return its $2m stockpile of hydroxychloroquine by FediNetizen in Coronavirus

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I was assured by someone on Saidit recently that elites were stockpiling this drug because of how effective it was. If you were afraid you missed out, now is the time to protect yourself.

87 thousand doctors & nurses denounce both Covidiocy and the vaccine by x0x7 in videos

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

Steady cyclical effects are still steady. CO2 levels fluctuate over the course of the year, an effect which, apparently you need to have pointed out to you, was being cancelled out when you made an axis of your (brilliant, AGW debunking) chart the day of the year.

You missed the point. Rate of cooling is to the infinite void of space, so the few degrees variance over time of actual temperature results in very small changes to the earth/void gradient, so the signal, which is CO2s cooling effect, becomes quite clear when you control for clouds and wind.

And writing shit like this continues to show how you really don't even understand the basics. Radiation is proportional to temps to the 4th power. No, a few degrees change isn't noise. What a clown show.

SpaceX launches 143 satellites into orbit, most ever by FediNetizen in spacex

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Oops. I fucked up the link, and still somehow got a handful of upvotes. Here is the correct link.

Trump won. by christnmusicreleases in politics

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This is pretty delusional, but none of the stuff you post will ever top your belief that the earth is 6,000 years old.

No PCR - No Crisis by zyxzevn in Coronavirus

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In 2019, about 2.8 million people died in the USA. In 2020, it was 3.2 million. Pandemic is still real, bud.

Illegal Immigrant Hotel Worker Charged With Raping Unconscious Woman In California by REDISCOM in news

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It's always the same nonsense on right-wing websites. They watch crime articles, and only report the story when the perpetrator is an illegal immigrant, making it look like the population is more criminal than they actually are.

Joe Biden's Approval Rating Sits at 48% as He Enters Office -- 9 Points Under Trump When He Entered Office, 3 Points Under Trump When He Left Office -- But Joe TOTALLY Got 81 Million Votes! by scrubking in politics

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The numbers in the title are fake news anyways. Trump's approval hovered in the very low 40s for most of his presidency, and his approval also plummeted at the end of his term. Trump did not leave office with a fucking 51% approval rating.

Day One, Biden Destroys Girls' Sports With Anti-Science Executive Order by christnmusicreleases in politics

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Or, I can repeat the question, and watch as you struggle to come up with an answer as you have already been doing.

What traditional values?

Day One, Biden Destroys Girls' Sports With Anti-Science Executive Order by christnmusicreleases in politics

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

Otherwise nobody is truly male or female until they give birth to kids.

That's not how any of this works. Ugly women are still women. "Five foot nothing" manlets are still men. Your sex is determined by your chromosomal arrangement, and isn't contingent on whether or not you successfully breed.

Day One, Biden Destroys Girls' Sports With Anti-Science Executive Order by christnmusicreleases in politics

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I love how he had a real point here, and in responding all you've done is prove it by being completely unable to answer a simple question.

Search - Supreme Court of the United States - The ARE hearing a case on election fraud, brought by TRUMP. it actually isn't over yet by bobbobbybob in politics

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From the opinion from the district court:

"Since then, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a decision involving similar claims, which substantially narrowed the focus of this case. And Secretary of the Commonwealth, Kathy Boockvar, issued additional election "guidance," which further narrowed certain of the claims.

Therefore, as this case presently stands, only three claims remain. First, whether the use of so-called "drop boxes" for mail-in ballots is unconstitutional, given the lack of guidance or mandates that those drop boxes have security guards to man them. Second, whether the Secretary's guidance as to mail-in ballots—specifically, her guidance that county election boards should not reject mail-in ballots where the voter's signature does not match the one on file—is unconstitutional. Third, whether Pennsylvania's restriction that poll watchers be residents in the county for which they are assigned, as applied to the facts of this case, is unconstitutional."

Even if this lawsuit succeeded where all of his others failed, it wouldn't matter. Pennsylvania doesn't have enough votes to close the gap.

Trump-ally media outlet OAN quietly deleted articles about Dominion despite publicly doubling down on election conspiracy theories by Drewski in politics

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Yeah, because Dominion has threatened to sue both OAN and Newsmax for defamation, and they would have lost those suits had Dominion gone forward with it. Retracting their libel was the less painful of the two options here.

Biden Inauguration Video Gets Only 320,000 Views on Official White House YouTube Channel - Comments Turned Off - But Biden Got 81 Million Votes by scrubking in politics

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Little youtube engagement with a candidate that no one, particularly young people, was excited about voting for. What a shocker.

Poll: Over 80% of voters favor limiting power of Big Tech in the U.S. by [deleted] in news

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That won't solve the "problem" here, though I'm not really sure if it is a problem that needs to be solved. Twitter's Code of Conduct forbids correctly gendering trans people, for instance. So they can still have a platform that is hostile to conservatives.

87 thousand doctors & nurses denounce both Covidiocy and the vaccine by x0x7 in videos

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

Yeah, no. All you did was graph temperature trends over time; since CO2 has been rising steadily, your CO2 axis is just a proxy for time. You know what would make the rate of heat loss after sunset increase? Higher temperatures. You know what we've been getting as CO2 levels have been increasing? Higher temperatures. But that temperature increase is slow, as in ~0.2C/decade slow.

You know what 0.2C/decade translates into per day? ~1/18,300th of a degree. You know what that translates into over the two hour period you're using? ~1/210,000th of a degree, or about 5 micro Kelvin. You're not going to see a few micro kelvin in a fucking waterfall plot that's dominated by current weather conditions, and that would have been obvious to anyone who understood the fundamentals, hence why I said that even as a student it's obvious that you don't. At the end of the day, you are in fact just a delusional crank.

An Hour After Joe Biden Is Sworn In, WHO Admits Their Testing Grossly Overstates Individuals Testing Positive for COVID by scrubking in politics

[–]FediNetizen 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Well, PCR testing can have a high false positive rate, because depending on the number of cycles, it can pick up trace amounts of the virus even when it's not active in their system. But we knew this even before COVID-19 was a thing, hence why I said it's old news.

TheDonald has been taken down by TheJamesRocket in news

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What kind of future does "thedonald.win" have when Trump left office having done almost none of what he promised? That's not even getting into Q shit, where surely there are a bunch of disappointed supporters, but their disappointment is on them.

An Hour After Joe Biden Is Sworn In, WHO Admits Their Testing Grossly Overstates Individuals Testing Positive for COVID by scrubking in politics

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"Their" testing.

And also, this is old news. Very old.

"Saidit will die like Voat" - an incel vouching for jailbait by [deleted] in SaidIt

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I mean, the "free speech means you should host jailbait" guy is definitely not adding anything, here.

Just gonna point out, fediverseshill is an alt of another user, that created their account because they were butthurt by that "5G Bill Gates Vaccine" meme I posted a few days ago, specifically so they could post comments that would have gotten their main account banned.

I'm also gonna point out that it's not "hippocritical". Whoever this guy is, he's getting his "hypos" and his "hippos" confused.

Trump's going to drain the swamp by Drewski in memes

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You mean all those non-violent drug offenders? You're right, can't have people smoking the devil's lettuce in this country of God, now can we?

87 thousand doctors & nurses denounce both Covidiocy and the vaccine by x0x7 in videos

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AGW proponets: Lots of math heavy papers looking at blackbody radiation in the atmosphere

Physicists: Gasses cannot exhibit black body, or even greybody radiation.

You see, I said it was supported by the fundamentals, and you respond in a way that indicates you don't quite understand the fundamentals. By the way, gasses is a verb, and gases is the plural form of the noun that you should have used there. The greenhouse effect doesn't assume that gases behave like a black body. Actually, the fact that they don't is pretty basic physics (Kirchhoff's Law), and I'm scratching my head wondering why you think greenhouse theory would be based on a premise that is so obviously wrong. Actually, wait, I know why you would.

In fact, it's because of the narrow bands that gases do absorb that creates the climate forcing effect we need to be concerned about in the first place. A greenhouse gas is one that absorbs in the frequencies where the bulk of the emission from the earth is, the infrared. The energy is absorbed, then re-emitted in a random direction, meaning about half of it gets sent back to earth. This process leads to higher surface temperatures than what would be possible otherwise, and when at stable natural levels is what sustains life on earth.

Increase GHG concentrations, and you get a stronger greenhouse effect. Interestingly, the CO2 itself only accounts for about 1/3rd of the total increase in temps we get from an increase in CO2 concentrations; most of the rest is a cascade effect from the increased water vapor in the atmosphere as a result of that temperature increase.

With regards to the second part of your comment, where you seem to believe you have debunked climate change, even as a student I can think of so many problems with that plot that I understand exactly why you can't get it published. It's not because it's "heretical", it's because it's exactly the kind of retarded crank "science" clogging up the inbox of real physicists everywhere. Maybe it seems "simple" to you, because you never understood the science in the first place.