"Wikipedia Is... Broken," Controlled By Special Interests & Bad Actors Says Co-Founder by zyxzevn in conspiracy

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If you use Wikipedia for basic facts, it's fine. If you want controversial details, you have to search for that separately. Even on a good day, controversy is debatable, and a crowd sourced repository like Wikipedia will never land squarely in the middle of any debate. Anyone who expects more from it is naive anyway.

Sunday, May 26, 07:30 UTC: posts from only 5 users make up 71% of /s/all by old in SaidIt

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All of this raises questions that should be asked about reddit, as popular as it is; what is the value in limiting what we see to what people submit? Before Digg died, they were trying to mainline corperate media into the submission pool, and people saw that as losing independence from big money, but what independence exists in seeing content currated by a few power users? Is the fact that they do it for free proof of virtuous intentions, or objectivity? I think we all know the answer to that. Lately Google News has been better than any aggregation service, the lesser of various evils.

The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching. by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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The armed services is nothing but lowly paid mercenaries. They haven't been in the business of protecting freedom for about forty years. Apply at McDonalds; you'll still have nightmares, but at least they will involve fried food rather than blood.

Muh Terrorists by The_In-Betweener in Cartoons

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The 80's called, they want their politics back.

That's a lot of people: "There Is a Reason That The Media NEVER SHOWS The Crowds At a Donald Trump Rally. They Don't Want The People To Know How Popular Donald Trump Really Is." by salvia_d in politics

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What does some spotty search results prove? You might be right, but your link doesn't prove your case.

Sunday, May 26, 07:30 UTC: posts from only 5 users make up 71% of /s/all by old in SaidIt

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Isn't reddit like this also, on a larger scale? And wasn't Digg before that? A few people with a copious amount of time on their hands, and no better way to spend it, come to own these aggregation sites.

That's a lot of people: "There Is a Reason That The Media NEVER SHOWS The Crowds At a Donald Trump Rally. They Don't Want The People To Know How Popular Donald Trump Really Is." by salvia_d in politics

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There are a lot of uneducated, low information voters in this country who want a strong man xenophobe to make them feel safe. At least sixty million. The fact that he gets a large crowd is more unfortunate than impressive.

The media generally never shows the crowds at any political event, the cameras are always faced forward at the podium. There's almost never any journalistic question, or value, as to the crowd size. We're supposed to be listening to the what the politician has to say, regardless of the physical turnout. If too much hay is made of crowd sizes, politicians will be inclined to avoid constituencies where a large crowd isn't assured, and that's not good for democracy. Trump and the Republicans get a lot of mileage with their base by portraying themselves as victims.

Russian man falls several storeys when trying to exit an apartment with a rope made of cloth by HopeThatHalps in WatchPeopleDie

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I wish I knew. Either he was locked in there, or more likely, he is bored and was doing it for fun. It is Russia, after all.

For the first time in the history of our country, the government has brought criminal charges under the Espionage Act against a publisher for the publication of truthful information. This is a direct assault on the First Amendment by The_In-Betweener in conspiracy

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Answer me this, then. What do we do to prevent China, Russia or whoever from choosing our elected officials when they hoard opposition research, and then use some intermediary to disseminate the information a few days before the election? Something has to be said for when and where information comes from. The statement from the ACLU pretends none of that is worth considering in this case, or any case.

I can't bear to watch any superhero movies since they are all very retarded by Snow in Movies

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In a culture that values wealth, rich people are admired, while the problems they cause are blamed on the victims.

I can't bear to watch any superhero movies since they are all very retarded by Snow in Movies

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A blanket hate thread against a movie genre? I hate them too! The whole idea of building naratives around people who can shoot claws out of their fists or throw a magical hammer seems very lazy. Have problems? Just use magic you fool! Millions of American movie goers enaging is escapist fantasies, paying less attention to something like having the Worst President in American History at the helm using our Constitution like a roll of toilet paper, abuses of the poor, absuses by the rich, and instead they're focusing instead on fake super heroes that save the world from fake threats, munching on candy, sipping on soda, and a certainty that good will prevail. How pacifying it is, and utterly disconnected from reality.

And then there's the movies themselves. No matter the super power, the good guys and bad guys always get punched hard enough to fly a hundred yards and crack a concrete wall. The color pallettes are always that garish blue and orange. And the three part story ark never changes, or maybe four: action packed introduction, then some villain appears and does something very bad, the hero goes after the villain and fails the first time, the hero learns from his/her mistake and finishes the job the second time, roll credits. How do audiences not get sick of seeing this routive over and over and over?

Countries with the most wealth inequality by magnora7 in Infographics

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Are you one of those "concealed carry" guys, by any chance?

Online encyclopedia Wikipedia blocked in China across all languages by worm in news

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China is a different place. A lot of Chinese people hate it, and find ways to get around it, but a surprisingly large portion of the Chinese public is perfectly OK with it. Americans think of free speech as a way to pit good ideas against bad one, but in China they see free speech as a way for bad ideas to proliferate unchecked, leading to separatism and violence.

Countries with the most wealth inequality by magnora7 in Infographics

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This is obviously misleading. The US GDP is far greater than any other country in that list. The 21% of wealth held by the lower 90% is a very substantial amount of money. I suspect this chart was chosen specifically because it looks unflattering in isolation. If you actually look at place like Brazil or South America, you will see what real wealth inequality looks like; what we would consider middle class people have to worry about kidnapping and extortion, and live in houses behind concrete walls line with barbed wire, while the middle class in America routinely leaves their doors unlocked and live lives free of fear.

America Today by The_In-Betweener in Cartoons

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Aside from the very last panel, all of this was probably more true in the 1950's than it is now. A family sitting at a couch watching TV together is considered a success story these days. This cartoonist must be pushing 80.

Lawyer in Cuautitlán Mexico murdered in his office by HopeThatHalps in WatchPeopleDie

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"Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, and still call yourself Pro-Life" John Fugelsang by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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The quote you posted has nothing to do with eugenics. I'm really trying to give you the benefit of the doubt here.

Brazilian Cartel Commit a Deadly Shank Flurry on Two Women in what Might be the Most Soporific Execution Video I've Ever Seen by Stankmango in WatchPeopleDie

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Seeing a girl with a Mickey Mouse shirt get throat stabbed to death is probably another "worst", and there are so many "worsts" to be had. At least they appear to be zonked out, perhaps on opiods.

I guess I'll never know, but Im curious, are they being punished by death for something they did, or something one of their family members did? I know that if they're looking for someone and can't find them, they might go after their family instead.