Looking for the worst video I've seen (IMO) by DingusDuke in WatchPeopleDie

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Maybe because it was a faceless crime?

But Someone Would Have Talked — 9/11 Whistleblowers by hennaojisan in 911truth

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The only reason I can fathom that you would cherry pick singular points withing a larger story, the specific manner in which the structure of buildings failed, is that you fear the government, or you fear the very idea of government, and you will readily stand the bodies of innocents in order to placate your phobia.

But Someone Would Have Talked — 9/11 Whistleblowers by hennaojisan in 911truth

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As a bad person, it warms my dark heart to see people spend this day denying the nature of an event that violently ended the lives of nearly three thousands Americans.

But Someone Would Have Talked — 9/11 Whistleblowers by hennaojisan in 911truth

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This is stupid. "UL's engineers are incapable of ever making mistakes, therefore the cOnSpiRacY iS rEaL!"

New WTC7 Controlled-Demolition Analysis Scientifically Proves 9/11 Terror Attacks Were a US Govt-sponsored, False Flag Operation and Inside Job by useless_aether in 911truth

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I, too, love turning a tragedy into entertainment.

But the headline is wrong; the analysis is not new, in fact it predates the events of 9-11, which is why it was incorrect.

can you guys link videos from a site which enable videos to be easily expanded on saidit? by wawan in WatchPeopleDie

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It's hard to find content since they banned some sites that are most prolific for supplying gore videos. I can't really do any better than I have.

can you guys link videos from a site which enable videos to be easily expanded on saidit? by wawan in WatchPeopleDie

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Along with this I dedicate a mouse button to closing tabs. You just map it to the keyboard command top close the tab, it makes browsing effortless.

Popular sub fighting for Free Speech on Reddit gives in to Reddit's censorship by MrRubberDucky in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I don't think he cares about the popularity list, as I dont think that sub would rank highly anyway. He's probably just lashing out, thinking he had an strong hand, running a sub that insults reddit while staying within the rules they had laid out. That's the new rules are so obnopxious. Surprise surprise, it's a privately own corperation, their rules are not rules, they just serve a PR purpose. Maybe there's some new rule they made up on the spot just for the occasion, "no meta subreddits on the popularity list", or something like that.

Epstein Victim Jessica Collins Gives Names Here & in Twitter Account. Says She was Trafficked. by BillionDollarEgg3 in conspiracy

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I was 50/50 on this until she claimed to be trafficked for 17 years... and said the government disabled her car. This lady looks very unwell, I hope things work out OK for her.

Mueller helped Saudi Arabia cover up its role in 9/11 attacks: suit by dcjogger in news

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So, who will you vote for in 2020?

Sydney University Lowers Entry Scores For Women Who Can't Make it Into Male-Dominated Courses, is Aus now making Female Degress Totally Worthless? by BillionDollarEgg3 in Australia

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Permission is not required in this case, and you're think of the University of Surrey.

Sydney University Lowers Entry Scores For Women Who Can't Make it Into Male-Dominated Courses, is Aus now making Female Degress Totally Worthless? by BillionDollarEgg3 in Australia

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Not totally worthless. That's certainly not how the math works out. "You're a woman with a degree from SU, you might as well be functionally retarded!"

Reddit and declining relevance; the racists and the bigots were right about one thing. by HopeThatHalps in Reddit

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I'm not sure what that is, but even if you get the code, you'd have to run it from a server, maybe your own computer, which is an time/resource investment I couldn't make right now.

Does saidit run the same reddit api also? I know saidit is an older instance of the reddit code base.

Rapist eaten alive by dogs... starting by his crotch by litetoucan in WatchPeopleDie

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watch people die, not "watch what the fuck ever".

A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel by magnora7 in Psychology

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Facebook you feel bad because Facebook is your reality. Everything else in life is fake. TV and movies are fake by definition, and the news is curated spectacle of bad shit happening to people you will never know. But Facebook is nothing but real people you know. In your mind you're a rock star, and the world's problems would be solved if Vladmit Putin called you up and asked you for your advice. You were riding high until you opened Facebook and realized that you are you, and you are not so great, relative to these other real people whom you actually know.

Emirati mercenary AKs himself after Saudi officers humilitated him by SFinTX in WatchPeopleDie

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I'm surprised by how fast and hard people fall whem they shoot themselves in the head, as it's a lot faster than when a person faints.

Man lays his head down as the train approaches, goes off spinning by SFinTX in WatchPeopleDie

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I don't think they're really feeling the pain, because their eyes aren't wincing. I think their brain must be pumping out the maximum amount of endorphins it's capable of producing, combined with very low blood pressure, which is probably something like being drunk. Imagine being terrified, drunk and high all at the same time. The same thing is seen in animals that are being eaten alive by bigger predators.

Rapist eaten alive by dogs... starting by his crotch by litetoucan in WatchPeopleDie

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In a way, this is worse than seeing deranged kids kill an old man with a hammer and gouge out his eyes, because a thrill kill is a thrill kill.. but this, I can't even wrap my head around this. The fact that something this accutely fucked up has happened on planet Earth in contemporary times should be the biggest news of the new of the day, and one of the most infuriating things is that there is apparently no way to get any back story, or really find out what happened. I visit this sub because to me, this is "real news", and yet we know almost nothing.

Rapist eaten alive by dogs... starting by his crotch by litetoucan in WatchPeopleDie

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Upvoted for insightful

Rapist eaten alive by dogs... starting by his crotch by litetoucan in WatchPeopleDie

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I dont really like to see this here because it's just torture, extreme torture. We assume he dies, I really hope he dies.. but not because he's supposedly a rapist. There's no telling if that's really true or not. I never realized dogs would be so happy to feast on the flesh of a living person.

Man lays his head down as the train approaches, goes off spinning by SFinTX in WatchPeopleDie

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Right, if there's one thing I've learned from WPD it's that being ripped in half in now way guarantees immediate death. Worse still, if you get spun around like this, it essentially ties off the wound, and you can live for hours after the fact, with no hope of living any longer than that. The funny thing is the vids I've seen of bifurcated people is that they aren't screaming in agony either, they're gazing around, confused and spaced out, which seems like a hell unto itself.

russian girl jumps to her death by hotsaucedeluxe in WatchPeopleDie

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I'm legit wondering if she was trying to take someone else out with her.

Rules for Being Human by magnora7 in whatever

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These are not rules, they are what is called assertions.

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

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Maybe they're not so basic.

"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 [deleted] 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 [deleted] 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 [deleted] 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 [deleted] 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 [deleted] 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.

Driver hits a pedestrian, then runs them over to ensure death by HopeThatHalps in WatchPeopleDie

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They should really reconsider their laws. I hope at the very least that if they get caught double tapping with their car that they get charged with murder.

"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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Abortion is not eugenics. It's as simple as that.

Given how sensitive a subject abortion is; a ruling class of almost entirely men telling women what they can and can't do with their biology, I'd be careful about opposing abortion on such flimsy grounds. At least those who cite religious reasons are referencing a diety as the reason they believe what they do.

"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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You're the only person I've ever seen claim that abortion is necessarily an act of eugenics. Even the conservative right, who vehemently oppose abortion, do not claim it amounts to eugenics. I think maybe you enjoy the novelty of your argument more than you care about whether or not it is logically sound.

"They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. Fuck that." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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You mean visit the local library and work your way through the card catalog, or files full of microfilm to gather information? You mean like lick envelopes and stamps and deliver it to the nearest parcel receptacle, and then wait a week for it to get where it was going? You have to be a card carrying ludite to think for a moment that we could be better off living in the past.

ISIS Kiddies Capping the Back of Prisoners' Heads by Stankmango in WatchPeopleDie

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I can't believe this is real.

Shower Thought about Guns - I don't really care that much about them - I'm not scared of them - I've shot a few - I'm just not into them - death and destruction are not appealing to me - but its weird how many people gather around the 2nd amendment when no one uses it to stand up to gov't oppression by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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The legal definition of a "right" is ambiguous by definition. What a person thinks of a "natural" or "God given" right will depend on their personal religion and philosophical beliefs. Politicians get to write the words as to what is and isn't a right, and then courts get the come up with their own interpretation of the words.

You think it's a natural or "God-given" right of brown people not to be murdered by you, but that hasn't always been the case in the history of mankind, or even America, where people of different skin colors are treated with less regard than animals we hunt for sport.

That fact that you capitlized the word "rights" tells me that you have an entirely dogmatic view of the subject, that you make assumptions about the world, and hold those assumptions beyond reproach.

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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I respect structure because it makes the content easy to ingest, and it shows a person thought about what they were going to write before they got started. I respect real world examples because it shows research was performed. If an essay reads like a stream of consciousness, it comes across as low effort, or lazy, and that's the underlying problem with the article, and the content on the Internet that is serves to waste people's time. The writing has style, but dont confuse style for substance.

Shower Thought about Guns - I don't really care that much about them - I'm not scared of them - I've shot a few - I'm just not into them - death and destruction are not appealing to me - but its weird how many people gather around the 2nd amendment when no one uses it to stand up to gov't oppression by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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You said you will defend a person's rights. What if we had the right to kill brown people? We live in a day and age where people seem to get away with it, free of legal consequences. Would you support that right, were it codified, just because it becomes a "right"?

My point is that you can look up "right" in the dictionary, and pretend it's something magical, but at the end of the day it's just a tenuous construct administered by a government.

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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I dont even understand why you care so much about whether or not I like the article. I'll debate because debate is good, but your investment in my opinion of it is perplexing.

"They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. Fuck that." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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we have to teach people to acknowledge that advertisements can manipulate them

That's a good start, but since advertising works on the subconscious, that might not make much of a difference. I think more research has to be done with regard to deciding that ads are a public health nuisance. Any solution we come up with now would be based around a limited understanding of how it psychologically effects people, because like a lot of what we know, succesful advertising comes from trial and error rather than a deeper understanding of how it works. It would touch on "thought crime".

What's wrong with reddit? by KanyeWest in AskSaidIt

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Reddit is a young, dot com startup, just going through some growing pains. They haven't even got their ethical measures sorted out, much less their infrastructure.

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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I would forgive the lack of structure if they gave at least a few real example, such as linking to some fake blog posts with links to Amazon products, and showing that it is plagiarized from another. To not even cite an example really undercuts the idea that it's ubiquitous. It's like saying unicorns are so common I couldnt even be bothered to take a picture of the last one I saw.

Shower Thought about Guns - I don't really care that much about them - I'm not scared of them - I've shot a few - I'm just not into them - death and destruction are not appealing to me - but its weird how many people gather around the 2nd amendment when no one uses it to stand up to gov't oppression by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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Halps, a Right cannot be taken away, it can be surrendered. You say,"You offer no reason why owning guns should be a right". I can say, fine, and okay, mankind lives to restrict. But, I've made my own improvised gun, and charge in the past; myself, and others have the know how; so even with restrictions, it's still available. Can you stop me from doing that? No. It's a right, as you cannot stop anyone.....

You can make your own illegal biological toxins, or your own illegal drugs. That you made it is irrelevant.

Interestingly enough, I've got an older 3rd edition Black's law dictionary, that describes a right, as more of an observation of other living things, and through whatever means created them, their rights, are what they can do naturally, and as an action.... Weird legal definition, but that's basically it.

OK, but what is natural about owning a killing machine, and not, say, your own nuclear weapon?

The 2nd Amendment covers the right to arms, and defense. This doesn't necessarily force anyone to stick to 'guns'. Look at countries where guns are banned for the most part. The UK??? They've got campaigns now to turn in knives, but what will that solve? People can still make them; the concept of a right, does precede governmental paper.

Guns make murder easy, easier than does a knife. Likewise, a nuclear weapon makes mass human extermination very easy, which is why you can't have one.

I honestly don't care at this point what you think my goal here is, I read where you wrote a right can be taken, or is 'temporary', and my only point was that it's not, and by the literal lawful definition can only be willingly surrendered....... Yet, by human will power alone, any sort of armament can be created, and used when, or as needed.

You say you want to protect people's rights, that's a hollow sentiment if you can't defend the "right" itself. To say that rights are self evident is to switch your brain into the "off" position.

"They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. Fuck that." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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The sad fact is, if something is unethical, but legal, you are free to do it. It might be a basis for a boycott, but boycotting advertising would be absurdly difficult. I think we also have to acknowledge how effective advertising is towards commerce. There is the pessimistic view that it's manipulative, but it is genuinely informative, too, and the economy literally collapse if advertising was ended all together. Some business models, like google, are based entirely on adverstiting. You would have to pay for your search engines and free email accounts. TV and radio wouldn't exist.

"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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In all honesty, this post does little to convince me that you are engaging in clear and logical thinking. How you can't see that your argument amounts to "guilt by association" is beyond me.

Report Finds US Sanctions on Venezuela Are Responsible for Tens of Thousands of Deaths | Press Releases by fred_red_beans in Venezuela

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This is nice and all, but nothing matters anymore.

"They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. Fuck that." by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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I mean, they paid for the ad space. Someone owns the space, money changes hands. Then there are laws about what can and can't be advertised. Advertising is not quite as one sided as this makes it out to be.

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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You just come seeking validation, apparently. You'll never grow if you don't challenge your assumptions.

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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You can't answer the questions I put forth, but go ahead and insist you're concerns are honest ones.

should not have to prove their innocence before any crimes have even been committed.

What does facial recognition have to do with establishing guilt? You sound like you're very confused.

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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What freedom is being given up?

How is the idea of security false?

How do you know that false identification guarantees someone will end up in jail? What if they also have ID on them that clarifies who they really are?

It sounds to me like you're throwing FUD at something, when in truth you just want to have the ability to commit crimes without it being a certainty that you would get caught. You like the idea that law enforcement is limited in its effectiveness.

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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I can comprehend not liking how something is written; yet if there's a grain of 'merit' to what they're trying to convey, why do you write it's 'tripe', or then go onto demean it by way of length?

For one thing, it says disingenuous content is ubiquitous, and yet it doesn't cite a single example.

The premise that most media content, or even content producers across the net, do so only for rewards, and gains, has solid merit to myself.

"most"? I don't see the case made that "most" content is of that variety. Maybe "a lot" is, but again, not a single concrete example.

I donno, what's the point in knocking something just because? Do you make a point of 'triping' things just because?

Because it's shit and I expect better, especially if it's linked on saidit. The general theme of the word salad is that fluff content, lacking of real substance, is pedled just to get clicks, and that's exactly what this article comes across as.

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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What is it?

Shower Thought about Guns - I don't really care that much about them - I'm not scared of them - I've shot a few - I'm just not into them - death and destruction are not appealing to me - but its weird how many people gather around the 2nd amendment when no one uses it to stand up to gov't oppression by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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Away from what a Right is, as it's not something temporary;

Anything that can be changed is temporary by definition. Don't be fooled by jargon.

The 2nd Amendment is the Right to Arm yourself. Take guns away, humans have the ultimate weapon that with good nutrition, and dedication to knowledge cannot be taken away, and that's complex critical thinking skills.

To apply critical thinking skills to what you say, "Why should someone have the right to own machines that make the taking other people's lives extremely easy?", we already see adaptations with improvised munitions, and other machinery away from guns in many countries.

You offer no reason why owning guns should be a right.

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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There's no central thesis, it just meanders. The talk of fake personal testimony is just one example of content plagiarism that it vaguely touches on.

Thieves in South Africa drop a large rock onto a passing truck in order to steal the cargo, killing the driver by HopeThatHalps in WatchPeopleDie

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They could have failed a bunch of time and we wouldn't know.

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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What's the significance of that?

Is it war? Or murder? by magnora7 in WarWatch

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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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However, I'm close to certain that more than 75% of the current pro-choice supporters would quickly become pro-life supporters; if they understood the actual history behind the pro-choice (eugenics) movement, and it's on-going intent.

To say that people who get abortions are engaging in eugenics comes across as a little crazy. It's like saying if atheists knew breakfast cereal had religious roots, they would stop eating Corn Flakes. It makes no sense.

I assume you're a guy, "Tom", and I'll go a step further an assume you're not looking to have any children beyond any you already have, and so you really don't have much "skin in the game", your position on abortion is whimsical, and of little consequence.

Petition: Drop Charges and extradition for Julian Assange and Wikileaks by PikonParadox in whatever

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I don't see any mention of the sexual assault charges in this petition.

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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That's so hot.

Beware of anyone calling for REVOLUTION. This is precisely what many of the rulers desire. They create social unrest in order to get the people to rise up and beg for government tyranny w/o even realizing what they’re doing. by Jesus in conspiracy

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If the Tiki torch militia taught us anything, it's that any revolution will involve more TV reporters and camera men than it will soldiers.

Shower Thought about Guns - I don't really care that much about them - I'm not scared of them - I've shot a few - I'm just not into them - death and destruction are not appealing to me - but its weird how many people gather around the 2nd amendment when no one uses it to stand up to gov't oppression by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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Does a badger not have the same rights, or that of any animal?

You've lost me.

Also, what is the difference between a right, and a privilege in your opinion?

IMO, the distinction is just rhetorical. Rights are intended to be permanent, timeless and even self evident, but ultimately they're none of those things. Legal rights are granted by a government, the same as a legal privileges. If you say you're "defending someone's rights", you're not really defending the person per se, you're defending an existing law (or constitutional provision), and never actually offering a reason as to why you're doing so. Why should someone have the right to own machines that make the taking other people's lives extremely easy?

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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What evidence do you have that I couldn't comprehend the article?

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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..when reddit was in the news for courting bigots.

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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Sounds like something you said or did.

"While running a facial recognition pilot, one man covered himself up. The police forced him to show his face (& then fined him for disorderly conduct). This is dangerous & terrifying." by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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This is dangerous & terrifying.

Why? Suppose law enforcement wants to find you, they would look for you, and would ask other people if they have seen you. This basically automates the process of finding people. Is the idea that law enforcement should be effective dangerous and terrifying?

Shower Thought about Guns - I don't really care that much about them - I'm not scared of them - I've shot a few - I'm just not into them - death and destruction are not appealing to me - but its weird how many people gather around the 2nd amendment when no one uses it to stand up to gov't oppression by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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A Right is Inalienable; The US Constitution was felt by many to be a piece of contrition, or concession of control back to England. The "Bill of Rights", were amendments, added to, in order to get the revolutionists back on board, by literally listing out Natural Inalienable Rights.

So by your way of thinking, if the Constitution is ammended, it can never be un-amended. I hope you can simply realize that makes no sense. Talk about a person's "rights" being beyond reproach is just rhetoric. People are deprived of these "rights" on a regular basis, for example, when someone is sent to prison.

This confusing notion of rights that you're granted by God himself is something that Americans are indoctrinated with from an early age, but most people in the world don't share in this confusion, and see things more for how they really are; defined more by what you can't do, rather than what you can.

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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word popcorn.

The latter is pieces that contain more air and blank space than substance or words for easy, guilt-free bingeing that won’t clog up your brain.

This article is filled with more air than a beach ball. It's like a 1,000 word essay with maybe 50 words worth of actual thought.

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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I feel like this article is the exactly the kind of tripe it complains about.

"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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I'm pro-choice, but to be honest, I think the pro-lifers have the upper hand in the moral debate. I think the pro-choicers are using bad arguments. For example, "my body , my choice", well a fetus is not necessarily "your body".

I'll admit it, in being pro-choice, you could say I'm "pro-murder", but so is anyone who believes in the death penalty, use of lethal force, justifiable war, etc. This is what drives pro-choicers to bad arguments, they're afraid to outright say that they're in favor of having the right to end the life of, kill, an unborn human, so long as it is there own.

Thieves in South Africa drop a large rock onto a passing truck in order to steal the cargo, killing the driver by HopeThatHalps in WatchPeopleDie

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I think it's interesting that they felt the need to have a camera on the driver as well the road. What a crime ridden dump that country must me.

Saidit is worse than reddit with censorship. by Troll in SaidIt

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You meant to reply to the guy above me.