CityNews panel has strong reaction to UCP win by Vigte in canada

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My god, that hair

Bitcoin couple could face death penalty for 'seastead' floating home in international waters. Charged under laws about intending to impact Thai sovereignty or deteriorate the independence of the state. by Arundel in Libertarian

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From what I have heard, the country used some sort of loophole that let them go, "Ah, but they aren't far enough away from our waters!"

Firefox rejects free speech, bans free speech commenting plugin Dissenter from its extensions gallery by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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but I knew caveat emptor is a real thing, and didn't have anything, or anywhere to be that needed secrecy, so I stayed away.

Thing is, you never know what things you say now may be used against you in the future. Plus every person who doesn't try to practice privacy ends up weakening it for others via the "Well they have nothing to hide, so clearly you have something to hide" argument

Kids Aren’t Born Trans — People who pursue a cross-sex identity aren’t born that way, and children should not be encouraged to “transition” to the opposite sex, according to a reference work endorsed by the American Psychological Association by useless_aether in Psychology

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It's not like it's even an insult - it's literally that the way the brain is wired causes the person issues and anguish in modern society to the point of sometimes needing treatment to manage, which being trans clearly does cause (in the case of trans, stuff like hormone treatments and sex reassignment surgery)

Kids Aren’t Born Trans — People who pursue a cross-sex identity aren’t born that way, and children should not be encouraged to “transition” to the opposite sex, according to a reference work endorsed by the American Psychological Association by useless_aether in Psychology

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Autism's main trait is a severe lack of social aptitude; I don't see how that trait is advantageous to a social animal.

The brain is wired very differently, so it can confer some advantages (I wouldn't be shocked if way back when, shamans, medicine men, and the like were disproportionately autistic), but yeah in today's day and age, we autists have an uphill battle =/

Least I wasn't born in medieval Europe - I'd have probably been thrown into the woods as a child because people thought I was a changeling or something

What the fuck, r/Games? by DR3DDL0CC in Games

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I'm in the "secret" club for people with 100k+ karma. They admitted out right in there they were serious

What the fuck, r/Games? by DR3DDL0CC in Games

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Nah, THIS one is FAR more thematic

What the fuck, r/Games? by DR3DDL0CC in Games

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Thing that gets me?

Alright so they want to make a message to the people they keep trying to ban

So they chose April Fools Day

The one day of the year where such people can laugh and find the whole thing a hilarious joke

So even on THAT level they failed

That entire thing has been a failure from the ground up and they don't see how or why, instead patting themselves on the back

r/fantasy "We did it, Reddit!" Banned an author because of accusations, only to realize they were false by dark_devil_dd in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Copied straight from, well, Reddit:

"After the bombing, a very intense circlejerk devoloped where some redditors tried to find the culprits. These folks mistakenly identified some missing kid of eastern descent as the perpetrator, which lead to this poor kid's mom receiving threats from random internet people. The kid was later found dead in a river if I recall correctly."

Seasteading in 2030 by useless_aether in censorship

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It's as if the best system is a balance between the two because pure Capitalism and pure Communism both are horrid, non functional systems (Communism - See China, the former USSR, etc. Capitalism - See all those work towns where people were essentially slaves to a corporation before unions came along and caused companies to have to actually provide proper working conditions and compensation)

Snopes said it was false. My research is complete. by JasonCarswell in memes

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I'll take that. Better alternative than flat out denying, plus, well, for those of us who do think fluorine helps, it'll either help prove it (people who get that water would have better, healthier teeth) or disprove it, especially if the bottled water is municipal with fluoride added after the fact

Why are you here? What do you want this place to have that others don't? by Zombi in AskSaidIt

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Say one thing wrong and you'll get people stalking you or sending bots after you

I outright said in response to a thread that "Oh there is no WAY (spraying raid in the face of people) could backfire and get you arrested, beaten, or worse" and got a bunch of downvotes. And another comment I made on the same sub also got downvoted in no time

Then there are the autoban bots, how the community is split so hard that you have folks from both sides of many debates acting stupid on purpose to either discredit the side they are speaking for or to piss off the other side, Reddit's increasing crackdown...

Pentagon Says All of Google’s Work on Drones Is Exempt From the Freedom of Information Act by useless_aether in censorship

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I see no possible way at all for that to backfire and be used for evil means

Nope

None whatsoever

Right wing violence has been shut down by brave mod over at /r/3Dprinting by happysmash27 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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...They do realize that people monitoring a wall would have FAR worse than bb guns, right? I mean, one of the biggest concerns is the Mexican Drug Cartel and they have heavy duty shit

So apparently there are secret rules that the admins use to remove comments. but don't worry, they'll tell everyone once they're ready... by rockstarsball in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Nah, what needs to be done is turning their own stuff against them. They want to seem like the liberal happy fun paradise site, but also keep TD. What needs to happen is getting the media on them - Reddit gets so much money from TD that they would be torn between admitting they are hypocrites and getting torn to shreds by fairly anti trump media, or removing TD and having the site get torn to shreds by a bunch of people pissed off that their stomping grounds were removed over a little media pressure

Basically set up a Lose/Lose condition for them. They want to have their censorship cake and eat it too? Then let them choke on it

r/fantasy "We did it, Reddit!" Banned an author because of accusations, only to realize they were false by dark_devil_dd in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Well at least it didn't end in people harassing the parents of a victim of suicide this time

Is it possible to see my comment karma besides my post karma in the top right corner? by PaigeAP in SaidIt

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Could make it that a click on the karma swaps between post and comment (tap on mobile)? Maybe make comment karma have a black background to indicate it's that karma?

Where is saidit hosted / based? by [deleted] in SaidIt

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I shall let you know if I encounter it again, thanks

Where is saidit hosted / based? by [deleted] in SaidIt

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So hit a bit of a bug. Got alerted three times to this same post as if it was a new response each time

Where is saidit hosted / based? by [deleted] in SaidIt

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Oh damn, that's awesome. This'll be great for the Internet's freedom

Where is saidit hosted / based? by [deleted] in SaidIt

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Could be nice if seasteading takes off - hosting a server in international waters means you aren't beholden to such stuff, and can move the servers themselves if anybody tries to take matters in their own hands

Lets see the downfall of Reddit by isthisreddit in MeanwhileOnReddit

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/r/spezoffmychest

...Actually, can somebody make the offmychest sub for SaidIt be /s/spezoffmychest as a small fuck you?

I got my reddit ban in 2017 How 'bout you? by EndlessSunflowers in SaidIt

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I'm banned from offmychest. I haven't posted there yet or gotten confirmation, but I posted on watchredditdie and apparently offmychest uses autoban bots (which are against the rules but hey, long as Spez's dick is kept wet, he's fine with rules being broken. Only if it doesn't benefit him does he care)

Wearing a mask in Louisville is illegal. But what if it's too cold? by dcjogger in news

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So it's one of those bullshit laws used to nab a person if they can't figure out what to pin on them/lack the evidence to pin on them

4chan, 8chan and Voat banned in Australia by Greedeater in censorship

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So I am fully expecting Australian government sites to suddenly redirect to 4chan in the coming days. And that's if 4chan is feeling nice

From what I recall, attempts to take down 4chan never, EVER go well for the government or corporate agencies that attempt it

Free Speech and Shutting Down the Vaccine Debate by zyxzevn in science

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Sorry, should have clarified that by antivaxxers, I mean the groups that see all vaccines as bad, not the ones who are critical of them and want to ensure whatever ones we get are as safe as possible

New Zealand has gone full police state. They are threatening up to TEN years in prison for even having the video saved on your computer. by useless_aether in WorldNews

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Eh, I still think he was a lone actor just based on how fast media tried to backpedal when they realized they screwed up. Well 'lone actor' in terms of not working with a major group or government - he was WAY too accurate and calm during that video so he had to have had training

I DO think governments are capitalizing on this to try another shot at neutering the internet, however, and the reactions of government after the fact are planned and calculated

This sub looks like a mess. What's going on? by betacollector64 in piracy

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As a note, if saidit is ever compromised, dread on the deepweb also has a strong piracy sub and considering the various drug subs there and the fact that they have even already moved once due to the slightest whiff of a potential compromise, means they are pretty on the ball

That said, holy shit I hope saidit never goes the way of Reddit

Free Speech and Shutting Down the Vaccine Debate by zyxzevn in science

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Antivax movement basically. It allowed for diseases to make a comeback which allows governments an excuse to shut down stuff. Combined with people by themselves shutting down that stuff and you get a censorship machine. It really sucks because the antivax movement brought about the very thing they were afraid of, and even if every government in the world was 100% honest and pure, all it takes is one corrupt person taking control to make it that saying anything, even with evidence, against stuff gets you shut down

That was the real danger behind the movement. Not the outbreaks, but governments and companies potentially using it to forward their own agendas

Guh I feel like I sound like a nut

Lets see the downfall of Reddit by isthisreddit in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Holy shit amazing. Apparently /r/offmychest uses autobanbots - against reddit rules - to ban anybody who posts to that subreddit

But hey, they are sucking Spez's dick so they get to get away with that

Bulgarian police uses pepper spray on protestors in front of the parliament. They forget to take the wind into account. by magnora7 in PoliceMisconduct

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Later, they arrested the protestors for tricking the police into assaulting themselves :v

SaidIt is an alternative to Reddit, as we all know. What other major sites have alternatives that might not be well known? by Icalasari in AskSaidIt

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Oh damn VLC is sexy as fuck. Added benefit - I'm able to watch Reddit's stupid video format on my phone (Seriously, how do you fuck up so hard on a video format? You can't properly link it, it won't even play on Android normally, and even on the computer it sometimes likes to break in browsers. It's actually fascinating how they fucked up something so simple and yet still managed to get it widely used when every other place got it right)

New Zealand has gone full police state. They are threatening up to TEN years in prison for even having the video saved on your computer. by useless_aether in WorldNews

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The shooter wanted the video to spread to cause chaos and make the divide between political sides wider. He predicted that the media would be drooling to release footage to get views, and he was right

Now it seems like the second part of it is coming to fruition - more division because now governments are cracking down and trying to stop it from spreading even though the cat is already out of the bag. This will only make people want to see it more and distrust the government more, and maybe even cause a decent chunk to see it as a false flag with the government trying to remove the video because of "something they got wrong in production that shows its fakeness"

That killer is disgusting, but he thought this through

Well say goodbye to the piracy subreddit... by isthisreddit in MeanwhileOnReddit

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First, some background.

Redditors aren't allowed to submit material that infringes someone else's copyrights. We (the Reddit admins) are required by law to process notices from people who say that material on Reddit violates their copyrights. The process is described in the DMCA section of the Reddit User Agreement. The law also requires us to issue bans in cases of repeat infringement. Sometimes a repeat infringement problem is limited to just one user and we ban just that person. Other times the problem pervades a whole community and we ban the community.

I find this funny. This sounds like they are going the YouTube route, and yet they keep TD despite it being completely counter to the image they are trying to curate. They can't even censorship right! Very least, if you're going to go the "Big Brother" route, be consistent (I mean, don't go down that route at all, but if you're going down it, don't be stupidly inconsistent. Don't use 1984 as a guide book, people)

Fucks sake, it's a clown circus except the clowns are crashing their cars into each other and infighting because they have no idea what narrative they are even trying to push anymore

EDIT: Actually wait, them being inconsistent chuckleheads IS in line with YouTube's methods. Nevermind

SaidIt is an alternative to Reddit, as we all know. What other major sites have alternatives that might not be well known? by Icalasari in AskSaidIt

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Censorship Resistance is especially needed for YouTube alternatives. We see what happens when such sites care more about advertisers than their content creators...

SaidIt is an alternative to Reddit, as we all know. What other major sites have alternatives that might not be well known? by Icalasari in AskSaidIt

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Damn, my only regret was forgetting to check in earlier today, good to see all these alternatives

EDIT: Might want to add FireAlpaca for Photoshop alternatives, it also works wonderfully

For all the newcomers to saidit today, welcome! Here's what makes saidit unique by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Might want to add the Unsubscribe to All at the top of one's sub list and just add an extra "Are you sure?" step in case of misclicks. I found it myself in preferences, but that was by accident

"The Orville 26% Rotten Tomatoes Critics Score Proves They Are Irrelevant | Audience Score 93%" by Nerdrotic (2018-12-31) by JasonCarswell in Television

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Eh, I wouldn't say that's completely the case. Part of the issue is that Critics watch this stuff so much that they start to get weird about it. Like how art evolved into abstract art that the average person is confused by but critics love while stuff the average joe loves gets torn apart by critics - The critics are bored of that stuff, so they end up conflicting with what people want

Still same issue, just that it's not ALL because they are paid off

Voat literally praises the mass murder, repeatedly calling him a hero. 90% of voat upvotes in agreement. by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnVoat

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I also have to say I'm impressed. So far the only replacement I found was dread, but that's on the darkweb so it's a bit more out of the way and as such could never be a replacement unless the internet itself is cracked down on and the wild west days completely end (so like... a couple years, tops :u). I ESPECIALLY love the transparency and how you dealt with the downvote issue and the issue of upvotes rarely going to the good posts instead of the funny/topical posts

Already have a few subs in mind when my account ages enough

Reddit admins confirm banning users for posting both the manifesto and the video by useless_aether in MeanwhileOnReddit

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The issue was that the shooter wanted the video spread. He basically played media outlets like a fiddle, doing everything specifically to pluck at media's strings and add more division and chaos by twisting stories

It's one thing to be uncensored. It's another thing when media pretends to be uncensored when they are curating every little thing to maximize an agenda

I'm sickened by that shooter, but I am REALLY hoping that this soon results in fines and such for media. Either be news and be neutral, or shut up and stop twisting stuff and publishing half truths

Fucking... Half truths, manipulation, twisting the facts all are the worst kinds of censorship

Welcome to Saidit.net! by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Well liking the looks of this. I'm sticking around