The exact process by which currency is created and manipulated is not generally well understood, but might be the most important aspect of maintaining cabal power. How currency is actually created. (Repost of /u/letsbebuns) by HibikiBlack in C_S_T

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You mention eliminating currency, but currency is also a means of calculation, to allow the market to determine what things to produce when there is a trade-off (see "the calculation problem").

Also, I've heard distinction between currency (the thing that moves around in the short-term) and money (a long-term store of value). In the early 1900s the USA's dollar was backed (and redeemable) in gold, so the gold was the money, and the paper notes (claims) were the currency.

Scarce materials are good for money because of the difficulty in creating more at far less cost than they are worth. Fiat currency is destructive because it can be created at little to no cost, giving the creator the equivalent ability to steal from others as a counterfeiter.

Debt-based currency is fine as long as the market can decide on currency and devalue ones based on excessive risk and inflation. When it's all forced to be treated the same and the costs forced on people via taxes, and competition literally confiscated/imprisoned, then you have a problem. Banks making risky decisions would also be fine if nobody stepped in to insure them if they failed; people depositing would be picky about which bank they used.

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

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It's be interesting to see what people wrote if they couldn't see others' responses, e.g. for some period of time (say several days), everyone's responses were hidden. How much do early responses influence later ones?

The NFL may allow use of marijuana for pain by salvia_d in conspiracy

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Do they think that pot is a performance-enhancing drug that would give players an unfair advantage?

Police: Teen "killed herself" with gunshot through her mouth while hands cuffed behind back by magnora7 in PoliceMisconduct

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I didn't know that Hillary was a police officer as well.

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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I've shot a few - I'm just not into them - death and destruction are not appealing to me

Preventing my own death and destruction are why I favor them. I'm not "into" them, but neither am I into hammers yet it's a useful tool in the proper context.

Tamil Nadu engineer invents eco-friendly engine that runs on distilled water, releases oxygen. "The engine will be introduced in Japan in the coming days." by Chop_Chop in Hydrogen

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Sorry, I was going by the article title claiming that it runs on distilled water, i.e. a water-powered car.

The article itself makes it sound more like the distilled water is used in combination with hydrogen, i.e. not actually powered by distilled water.

This Is You by EndlessSunflowers in memes

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Our body is us, not just our brain and spinal cord.

"Jendrassik Maneuver" Qwantz Dinosaur Comics by magnora7 in funny

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Wouldn't it be simpler for the patient to just close their eyes so they don't know what the doctor is doing?

30 Things To Be Thankful For When You're Feeling Down (Gratitude List) by prakhar in Psychology

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Cringe. I think it's better to make your own things. A page like this too much comes across as diminishing the things you're down about.

I'm personally grateful that there is a logical, consistent material world, and that I and others are able to practice thinking with logic in order to clarify our understanding of things and clear away the mental garbage that accumulates. I'm also grateful that we are more than just the ability to think logically.

As Above, So Below by [deleted] in Memetics

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Would this apply to anyone "just following orders"? I think you can hold every individual responsible for their actions, even if there was someone else encouraging or directing them to do them. Writing unjust laws, enforcing unjust laws, telling people to shock someone, etc.

Device allows police to track suspects via cellphones by dcjogger in news

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Police can determine the location of a phone without the user even making a call or sending a text message.

And even if you're in Airplane mode, it can still easily scan WiFi signals nearby and log that data locally and later upload to the cloud.

Unarmed, naked teen shot, killed by police by dcjogger in news

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Teen strips clothes while running and jumping fences, breaks into house, and is shot by police. A little more to the story.

The downside of California’s $15 minimum wage may be more automated jobs by dcjogger in news

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Once you push businesses towards automation, you don't go back, because the development cost has been paid and now they're cheap. They thought the choice was between ~$10 or whatever, or $15 an hour. They didn't realize that the other option was $0/hr. A business can't pay someone more than they're worth.

64-year-old Cleveland man sues after Customs takes life savings from his carry-on by dcjogger in news

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You can defend yourself from citizens who try to steal from you. How do you defend yourself from government?

Oregon bill would require permits to buy guns, limit ammunition by dcjogger in politics

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I'm assuming that this would kill private sales. Good for gun shops.

The Hydrogen Council spends 60 seconds with Young-Doo Kim, CEO of Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS). "Hydrogen is the next big thing in energy and a solution for environmental problems that we are facing." by Chop_Chop in Hydrogen

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Repeat after me: hydrogen is an energy storage technology, not an energy source. You've still got to charge the damn things.

Mozilla Will Block Firefox Add-Ons That Contain Obfuscated Code - by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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the company explained its decision by noting that over 70% of malicious and policy violating extensions that they block from Chrome Web Store contain obfuscated code.

It's flawed to think that therefore blocking obfuscated code will stop 70% of malicious and policy-violating extensions. Initially it will, of course, but those will be modified to pass as non-obfuscated code.

In this Twitter exchange, jetBlue explains to a passenger how it got a photo of her face -- from the DHS [DHS= Department of Homeland security] by Mnemonic in privacy

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"Sorry, with our new system you can't prevent a twin from using your flight tickets."

In this Twitter exchange, jetBlue explains to a passenger how it got a photo of her face -- from the DHS [DHS= Department of Homeland security] by Mnemonic in privacy

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To be fair, I think that they can use a processed version of the image, a sort of hash, so that with the hash you can't reconstruct the image, but can still determine whether it matches another hash (this is how passwords are generally handled).

Alabama lawmaker wants to ban smoking in vehicles when children are passengers by dcjogger in politics

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Until your kid can give informed consent to breathing that garbage, this kind of thing is abuse.

Is the Terminal just for Insufferable Hipsters? by sawboss in technology

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A great thing about the terminal is that you can tell someone precisely what to do (which is generally just a set of commands to execute). GUIs are meant for interactive exploration of the options, so are poor when it comes to scripted actions. "Click the little arrow thing, scroll down, right-click..." Ahhhh!

Issue regarding the pornographic rule by HorseMeat in SaidIt

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Does the lack of porn negatively impact thought-provoking discussion? Would people who would leave here because of a lack of porn have contributed significantly to thought-provoking discussion? I think both are no. I have to think that some thought has gone into this barring of porn, so arguments "what's the harm", "why not eliminate all these other things as well" are last-ditch pleas.

Is it normal for I don't watch TV? by Snow in AskSaidIt

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It's very normal if you consider all humans who have ever lived.

I stopped at the turn of the century.

Isn't the statement on this meme objectively sexist? by sawboss in MeanwhileOnReddit

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So these mothers won't pause their online games to care for their kids?

"SAFE Network - Secure Access For Everyone" - SAFEcoin, SAFE-API, what could possibly go wrong?... by Robin in DecentralizeAllThings

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Things that could go wrong (which applies to anything of this sort):

  • Algorithm isn't solid and it loses data, or worse, corrupts it.
  • Software is malware and uses computing resources or local data for ill purposes.
  • Coinage has problems.
  • Algorithms don't use good security so are easy to hack.
  • The general idea is flawed and storing things in a decentralized manner isn't viable.
  • Governments find a way to block it so it doesn't achieve its goal.

Note that these apply to almost any system of this sort.

EDIT: I realize now that OP was simply making fun of SAFE in the name, like how the PATRIOT act is anything but, etc.

Saidit keeps getting nonsense frontpage generalizations about liberals so I thought I'd help balance it out with some Conservative Paradise by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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Was that situational? When a vehicle is coming to a stop, for a while it's decelerating and you feel a forward force.

Dear Government, We thought you might need some help understanding this by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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Dear Citizens,

You created government to be your servant. If you treat it like it's your master, it will act like that.

Thanks.

Google and other tech giants are quietly buying up the most important part of the internet by useless_aether in Internet

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Non-clickbait title: Google and other tech giants are quietly buying up the most important part of the internet: submarine cables

Beware the So-Called Mental Health “De-Stigmatization” Campaigns. They Are Front Groups for Big Pharma | nakedcapitalism.com by aggrjgoigoiaj in Antipsychiatry

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Really, instead of arguing about the causes, we should acknowledge that at any given time, one or more different known factors – or even unknown factors – could be at play.

Agreed. Consider various explanations or try to come up with new ones, experiment with solutions, leaving the ones with long-term effects (drugs) for last, not first.

Unemployed by useless_aether in funny

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Get master's degree -> unemployed AND $100k+ in debt

Beware the So-Called Mental Health “De-Stigmatization” Campaigns. They Are Front Groups for Big Pharma | nakedcapitalism.com by aggrjgoigoiaj in Antipsychiatry

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There are mental pathologies not induced by dysfunctional social situations, and there are common-ish problems with the hardware.

Good to keep in mind. One danger is to normalize a persistent "agitator" in the social environment, such that individual failures is seen as a weakness of the individual rather than them as canaries in a coal mine. I respect people like the late R.D. Laing who explored both e.g. the parents and the "problem" child, rather than focus on one member.

What are you grateful for? by Yhvr in AskSaidIt

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To be able to perceive and think about things with some clarity.

Beware the So-Called Mental Health “De-Stigmatization” Campaigns. They Are Front Groups for Big Pharma | nakedcapitalism.com by aggrjgoigoiaj in Antipsychiatry

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There is no physical test for so-called mental illness. Don't get me wrong, there are mental pathologies, but they are problems of the mind, not with the hardware (except in rare cases). Or more correctly, problems of the mind induced by dysfunctional social situations.

r/BlackPeopleTwitter bans non "black" users by prometheus in MeanwhileOnReddit

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now white people know how it feels to be oppressed

Yeah, white folk had a break from their daily white privilege. All those non-existent benefits they get.

r/BlackPeopleTwitter bans non "black" users by prometheus in MeanwhileOnReddit

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So /r/WhitePeopleTwitter would be perfectly fine to start on Reddit, right?

Suppressing discussion doesn’t solve problems by dcjogger in news

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We have many levels of strategies to resolve conflict. Humans are blessed with the ability to express and reason about problems and find solutions. By stopping discussion, they don't stop the conflict, just hide it while it escalates into something more than just words.

NZ Shooter Is NOT Charged With Murder by useless_aether in conspiracy

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Can this guy even write a title? Title makes it sound like charges were dropped. From his video we find that the shooter was charged with 51 murders, but they found that they erroneously listed one too many people. Big. Fucking. Deal. So he is being charged with 50 murders.

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

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So the solution to this is to ban and silence people? I'm sure that will move things forward and make the community in the image they have. Well, maybe it will, by driving everyone who disagrees away so they're just left with an echo-chamber.

As for the criticism of trans people, Islam, etc. what if these criticisms have some substance to them? Are they saying that these things are above critique?

Why the Smollett case looks like a cover up to protect Kamala Harris by Rowan in politics

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They got that anti-lynching bill passed. Like 9/11 where they were able to classify almost anything as terroristic (god I hate that word) after that.

Victory for civil liberties: Texas House Passes Bill Legalizing Lemonade Stands Run by Children by useless_aether in NotTheOnion

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"Victory", where we must plead to the state to grant us basic rights. In its purest form, the state is there to protect our inherent rights. In this case, lemonade stands never posed any threat, and nobody was threatening them (besides the state), so just staying out of the way would have allowed freedom to operate.

The legislation would outlaw permit requirements for minors who wish to operate a temporary stand selling lemonade or any other nonalcoholic beverage. In doing so, it would overturn the Texas Food Establishment's ban on the sale of unregulated drinks, which was enacted over health concerns.

Incoherence. So kids are more likely to be following proper health procedures than an established business? Licensing is a scam to stifle competition.

Cars Are Destroying Us by ruperttaylor in environment

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And before warming, it was global cooling in the 1970s and an ice age that was coming (which I actually believe). But it's hard to blame us for cooling.

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

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The freedom of differing views and ideas that Reddit lacks. The intellectual rigor that Voat lacks.

GUN CONTROL FAIL: Nearly Zero Kiwi Gun Owners Give Up Their Guns After Christchurch by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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So treat all law-abiding people as psychopaths all about to crack and murder a bunch of people?

GUN CONTROL FAIL: Nearly Zero Kiwi Gun Owners Give Up Their Guns After Christchurch by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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I'm sure those paper bills will help them sleep soundly at night. /s

Town debates whether teens who mow lawns should pay $110 for business license by dcjogger in politics

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Never mind the metastasizing cancer that is the state. Why does someone need a license to engage in free trade?!?

Ammo fired outside gun, dropped, put in fire, etc. by Intuit in Guns

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I like this video because it shows that ammo being fired outside a gun is relatively benign, and pretty hard to fire. If one is ignited in a box, it's unlikely others will ignite as well.

Cars Are Destroying Us by ruperttaylor in environment

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They bait the line with whatever gets bites.

Cars Are Destroying Us by ruperttaylor in environment

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When someone criticizes the state, people cry out, "But who will build the roads?" Maybe we don't need so many roads. Without the state to build them, cars could not have taken off to where they are today. Maybe cities could have been organized more compactly, so there's not as much need to cars. It looks like about half the space in a city is devoted to roads and parking.

The Complete Guide for Using ffmpeg in Linux by useless_aether in Linux

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For me ffmpeg is a way to avoid re-encoding video while doing useful things (because for one I have a pretty slow PC):

  • split audio off, edit it, then rejoin it
  • combine multiple dashcam clips without re-encoding
  • trim dashcam clips down without having to open a big video editing app (that would probably re-encode)
  • set the orientation flag when it's upside-down, again to avoid re-encoding before uploading to YouTube

One time I downloaded a 1080p movie and the audio was clicky, so I downloaded the 720p resolution version and combined its good audio with the 1080p version's video, no re-encoding.

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

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Remember when Snopes was a refreshing source of information on urban myths? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

An old classic Intel whisper blower is now supported by years of research by Vigte in technology

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Intel put a separate, proprietary processor into i3, i5, and i7 chips (at the very least). They call it Management Engine (ME). This runs its own proprietary OS. It has access to all the hardware, including monitoring what the main CPU is doing. It is running at all times, even when the computer is sleeping/hibernating. The main CPU can't tell what it's doing/monitoring. Since the ME runs its own OS, it can monitor things no matter what OS the user is running: Windows, Mac, Linux, etc., even Tails.

Never mind the "justified" uses of this, just consider that any insecurities in it open your machine to hacking by third parties.

A 26 Y.O Man In India Is Changing The World By Example As He Revives Dead Lakes by SecretlyHistoric in GoodNews

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Those links seem to be about rural areas only, and it's not clear whether one family member using the toilet sometimes classifies the family as using it. I don't have a lot of time to find statistics, but this NYT article from a year and a half ago says

According to Unicef, around 564 million Indians, nearly half the population, still defecate in the open — in fields, forests, next to ponds, along highway medians and on the beach.

I'd be surprised if they've made any dramatic, lasting shifts in this in less than two years, since there is clearly a cultural element to it (people literally

A 26 Y.O Man In India Is Changing The World By Example As He Revives Dead Lakes by SecretlyHistoric in GoodNews

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Maybe this guy could have some success with introducing toilets to India.

What is a word that you find beautiful, whether in definition or in pronunciation? by Starlight_Fire in AskSaidIt

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equestrian

15 of the largest cargo ships in the world create more emissions than all 750 million cars in the world by useless_aether in environment

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So money directed at reducing cargo ship emissions would likely be more effective than at personal transportation.

Checkmate, squirrels. by ikidd in gifs

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