I'm trying to drum up some interest in /s/drums/ which is a sub about drums, drumming, and drummers. by Grateful in DiscoverSaidit

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By the way, you don't have to play drums to appreciate drums, drumming, and drummers!

So, how'd you pick your screen name? by theFriendlyDoomer in AskSaidIt

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health, friends, family, all the good stuff in life

I've revived r/BanBigMouth here on SaidIt. It's insane that Reddit banned a subreddit dedicated to exposing a cartoon that sexualizes children. I'm taking mod applications. by GalaxyDeity in whatever

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I agree that one has to do their own thinking.

The problem is when a reference site exhibits bias a few times their credibility is damaged.

So, how'd you pick your screen name? by theFriendlyDoomer in AskSaidIt

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I'm grateful

GC for 15 years. Octopus hot dog lady is fed up. by Octopushotdog in Introductions

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Glad you're here. I don't know anything about many of the banned r/subs but just the fact that they were banned bothers me.

I've revived r/BanBigMouth here on SaidIt. It's insane that Reddit banned a subreddit dedicated to exposing a cartoon that sexualizes children. I'm taking mod applications. by GalaxyDeity in whatever

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Snopes is a website created by two people. It started out ok, explaining urban myths but then it veered off course and lost all credibility.

Helen Mirren, 1970s. by SierraKiloBravo in OldSchoolCool

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I like your OldSchoolCool subsaidit. Would be nice is more people subbed and posted.

These days it seems that anyone that doesn't worship the Democratic party is now called "right wing". What's your opinion? by Grateful in politics

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It was US specific but I'd like to hear what its like in other countries too

Helen Mirren, 1970s. by SierraKiloBravo in OldSchoolCool

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I like the stratocaster and fender amp in the background!

Can we talk about authoritarianism? by dykeotomy in censorship

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Authoritarianism is scary no matter what side it comes from.

I have major concerns of how many people I know support the suppression of free speech and ideas because it fits their views. An example is how twitter suppresses any political view that is not Democrat - this includes Libertarian or Independent political views. Since they hate the current President they are OK with it. I ask in a rhetorical sense "what about the next President and the one after that?" One day we will have a President that wants to start a war and if they are the "correct" political party, twitter will suppress any criticism of that President. By then it will be too late to have a public forum and they will not be able to voice their concerns.

As for what I believe in, I believe in discussion and the exchange of ideas and thought. I accept people for who they are, including their political views. I reject all forms of racism and sexism and all the -isms. If I meet someone for the first time, I don't give a shit if they like Ted Cruz or Elizabeth Warren.

Reddit has officially jumped the shark. I'm happy that they finally went and destroyed themselves and people like you are jumping ship. Hope this place works out for you and everyone else.

Karl Perazzo and Raul Rekow at a sound check by FlippyKing in drums

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Thanks for sharing, that was great

Reddit hates women, appearently by beatrix in Introductions

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Reddit hates anyone that doesn't think the way they want them to. The people who claim to be "woke" have become closed minded, intolerant, and hypocritical.

just one of the stones that the builder refused by FlippyKing in Introductions

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I agree with what you said about politics. As for s/drums, please feel free to post some music, articles, or videos of drummers that you like.

introducing myself by EldritchBoat in Introductions

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Nice to meet you too, taxation IS theft

Yes, I'm another GC refugee by JustAnotherRevanFan in Introductions

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Welcome aboard! Glad to see all the new people.

just one of the stones that the builder refused by FlippyKing in Introductions

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Welcome aboard. I can only speak for myself - I don't care what political views people have, because I think most politicians stink. I wouldn't taze you bro.

Lurking Refugee by surisurimasuri in Introductions

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Well let me the first to welcome you aboard!

What is the best order of t h e s e t? by Mossb100 in drums

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I dont have a weird setup but whatever works for you is good!

Im afraid and scared about the future by Historie in WorldNews

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I recommend not going to reddit anymore. Why should you support a platform that silences your opinions? Why give them any content at all?

As for the future, the tech giants will silence any opinion that is not theirs. That's a sad fact that is blatantly obvious. Any alternative platform will be labeled "hate speech" and it will be shutdown.

I saw a lot of Haters on saidit getting their rocks off and salivating at the idea that this intelligent, beautiful, powerful obsession of theirs would take an L (LOL) How does it feel to be wrong about pretty much everything, and still support a broken, soulless, corrupt, criminal u.s. oligarchy? by EndlessSunflowers in pics

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Politics are not binary to me. It's not a hot faucet and a cold faucet with no other choices. I dislike AOC and her policies, and that fact by itself does not mean that I am supporting an oligarchy or anything else. The fact that I don't support AOC does not mean that I support certain other politicians.

For the record, I reserve the right to dislike any politician and their policies, anytime and anywhere. I apply this equally with no regard for gender, sexuality, race, looks, political affiliation, geographic location, or any other criteria.

Just another Reddit refugee by ThinkerBunny in Introductions

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Glad you're here!

Does anyone know of any non-biased British news sources by bk2mummy4u in whatever

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I think all news sources have some bias.

Pelosi orders removal of portraits of ex-House speakers who served in Confederacy by Tarrock in politics

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I'm waiting for the Democratic Party to be upheld to the same standards as the statues and the cancel culture. The Dems are the party of Jim Crow laws, they voted to keep slavery, they opposed Lincoln, etc.

The Aunt Jemima brand, acknowledging its racist past, will be retired by Nemacolin in news

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I meant the Democratic Party. I think anyone reading the post knows what I meant.

The Aunt Jemima brand, acknowledging its racist past, will be retired by Nemacolin in news

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If only the Democrat Party would be held responsible for it's past too, just like this fake maple syrup. The Democrat Party voted against freeing the slaves, they voted for Jim Crow laws, etc etc.

Hello by Mossb100 in Introductions

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I'm glad that you're here. I'm looking forward to your stupid memes.

What are your predictions for now until the election? For example: Who will Biden pick for VP? Will Biden drop out and be replaced? Will there be an October surprise? Who will win in November? by Grateful in politics

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I'm thinking it will be Michelle, or possibly the Atlanta mayor.

UPVOTE EVERYTHING. by Antifa in whatever

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Rather than blindly upvoting everything, upvote accordingly. Also, try to post stuff in various subs and add comments.

For this site to truly work, we need to forget reddit. I'd bet most people are here because of what reddit has become.

Politics: “Poli” a Latin word meaning "many" and "tics" meaning "bloodsucking creatures" - Robin Williams by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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Slight correction: "Poli" is Greek for many. "Multis" is Latin for many.

reddit down by volvo in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Not visiting reddit today

I hate what Reddit has become and I wish for Saidit to be a platform where people can discuss interests, hobbies, and things without politics or agendas. by Grateful in Introductions

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I think what you mean is you want to be able to have fun internet exchanges about normal things like in ye olden days

That's what I meant

I hate what Reddit has become and I wish for Saidit to be a platform where people can discuss interests, hobbies, and things without politics or agendas. by Grateful in Introductions

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You need to be able to attract normies to make Saidit a real Reddit alternative. That means cat videos, music fans, stupid celebrity bullshit, and especially video gamers.

100% agree, normies are needed.

I hate what Reddit has become and I wish for Saidit to be a platform where people can discuss interests, hobbies, and things without politics or agendas. by Grateful in Introductions

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Maybe my original post wasn't written so well. I'm not against political discussion. What bothers me about reddit is politics and agendas have taken over almost every sub.

I hate what Reddit has become and I wish for Saidit to be a platform where people can discuss interests, hobbies, and things without politics or agendas. by Grateful in Introductions

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I have an interest in politics and I stay informed, however it would be nice to have forums for various unrelated topics without politics. Politics and other issues have infected everything on Reddit.

I hate what Reddit has become and I wish for Saidit to be a platform where people can discuss interests, hobbies, and things without politics or agendas. by Grateful in Introductions

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what are your interests and hobbies?

Music, classic cars, film noir movies, guitars, drums, piano, hiking, fishing, travel, philosophy, cooking, skinny-skiing, going to bullfights on acid