Anyone else feels nostalgic? by cloudrabbit in whatever

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By working correctly ?

503 Service Unavailable Ruqqus is currently down. Please try again later.

Reddit’s C.E.O. on Why He Banned ‘The_Donald’ Subreddit. Stunning and Brave, Steve. Except we saw you coming and left months ago by bobdobalina in WatchRedditDie

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On Monday, Reddit — a site that for years was considered one of the internet’s dirtiest sludge pits — barred more than 2,000 communities

Oh brother. Fair and balanced report NYT, nicely done /s.

Even worse, they're making me defend Reddit.

Your general counsel said on Monday that there’s a place for President Trump on Reddit. But given how the president has been testing the limits and rules of all the platforms that he’s on, and creating all these headaches for their leaders, do you really want Mr. Trump on Reddit?

Look, nobody wants to be in an echo chamber, right? It’s boring and unhelpful to read a one-sided view of any issue. So we welcome political views across the spectrum. I think Trump’s rhetoric and campaign style is deliberately antagonistic, and that makes it easy to run afoul of our policies. But we have many conservatives on Reddit, and we have Trump supporters on Reddit who are perfectly capable of staying within our rules. And we hope that continues to be the case going forward.

Those are the right words. Actions speak louder than words however.

I am a retired biological housewife, am I still allowed to say that? by Delia in Introductions

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Well welcome to you !

I am a nonretired man who cares for two age-challenged teenagers. Am i doing it right ? :)

12-Year Reddit veteran, sadly acknowledging the site won't return to the way it was 7+ years ago by neovulcan in Introductions

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Welcome to you ! Let's all try to make this a place that we enjoy.

Gov. Newsom to tighten coronavirus restrictions ahead of 4th of July by programmer in California

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And I only managed to go out to eat one time before this hits again.

Forget Google - It's time to break up the payment processing duopoly of Visa and MasterCard by magnora7 in finance

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Didn't know that. Thanks for the heads up.

I dug up an article here https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/marijuana-dispensaries-pay-with-credit-cards/ that perhaps explains what you're getting. Are you doing the ATM thing described in the article ?

Some dispensaries have ATMs on-site, allowing you to get cash for a terminal fee.

Other dispensaries feature cashless ATMs.

With cashless ATMs, the customer requests, say, $60 from the machine. It spits out a voucher that can be used only at that dispensary. The customer hands the voucher to a clerk, who returns, for the purposes of this illustration, $52.50 worth of product. The customer also is charged taxes and a fee for using the ATM. Whatever is left, the clerk returns in change.

Forget Google - It's time to break up the payment processing duopoly of Visa and MasterCard by magnora7 in finance

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That's certainly possible. How do you know there's no law involved ?

Visa/MC also refuse to do business with the marijuana industry. That's illegal federally but legal in many states. Because it's illegal federally it's against the US banking laws to process payments for marijuana businesses so they CANNOT process those payments. Thus marijuana businesses rely heavily on cash.

If it happens for marijuana, I suspect it can/will happen for other reasons.

Can we please have a conversation about ACA 5? by whereswhat in politics

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Welcome to Saidit !

I put this up on /s/California last week. Glad I'm not the only one concerned.

How do I mute /r/GenderCritical from Saidit's "all" page? 😅 by soundsalad in AskSaidIt

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Well, you, soundsalad, cannot take yourself out. But any sub can hit some kind of switch and they no longer appear in /s/all.

Just reposting the pyramid of debate as a reminder for the new influx of users. Didn't know where else to put it. by piss in whatever

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Thanks for putting that up !

It's also available from https://saidit.net/wiki/index which you can get to from any Saidit page on the bottom.

How do I mute /r/GenderCritical from Saidit's "all" page? 😅 by soundsalad in AskSaidIt

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They did it for you, sometime yesterday. They took themselves out of /s/all.

Forget Google - It's time to break up the payment processing duopoly of Visa and MasterCard by magnora7 in finance

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https://www.zerohedge.com/political/gab-ceo-warns-visa-helping-bring-chinas-social-credit-score-america

It sounds like Visa is trying to comply with some kind of US law, and isn't explaining well what it is. I would like to know, actually.

Forget Google - It's time to break up the payment processing duopoly of Visa and MasterCard by magnora7 in finance

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I think people have been trying, for years. Credit cards are pretty safe to use for consumers in the sense of fraud, so everyone wants to use the big names. Consumer Credit protection laws worked well and really entrenched them.

Cryptocurrency is one way to break their backs. But it's missing a key component of most currencies - stored value. Playing with Bitcoin is like playing the stock market, not safe.

Everything else seems to fall down and give up. I have read countless stories about this or that payment system that disappear. The latest entrant in the race seems to be Venmo, which might finally catch on with people so addicted to their phones. I don't use it since they desupported use of a computer to access their system. Maybe they'll just sort of fade away like Paypal has - all I see Paypal as today, is something weird I have to use sometimes to get charges onto my credit cards.

Realistically, the way to process payments without Visa/Mastercard is to use cash.

There's some censorship going on in the newly popular feminist subs and it needs to be openly addressed. by ccccccc in SaidIt

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Thanks for complying with rule 4b. Also, welcome to you and all refugees.

I have been seeing tons of gendercritical posts on /s/all for the past day. When I just checked, they are all gone.

r/The_Donald has been banned by TotalProgress in The_Donald

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It's pretty clear they are mostly staying at thedonald.win. Saidit isn't getting the regulars from there.

First they came for FatPeopleHate, but I said nothing by poops in Introductions

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Begone ! (Gestures furiously in the air)

Reddit nukes the /r/redditAlternatives list right as the mass exodus starts, shadowbans all posts and comments that mention certain alternatives in the moment people are looking for alternatives by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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You know what the conversation must have been.

"Let's ban The Donald."

"Okay, but they will just go to another site"

"Let them ! As long as it's not ours."

"But they're using our site, to drive traffic to their site !"

"Not anymore ! Let's shadowban posts that do that !"

I mean, I know free speech is dead on reddit. I was hoping though, that it was a more 95% still free speech, but they seem to be sliding down that slope closer to 0% very fast.

First they came for FatPeopleHate, but I said nothing by poops in Introductions

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Welcome ! I came after the "first" banning of The_Donald, the quarantining for unknown reasons. Free speech is here, including all the speech I don't like. And I can do this one weird trick when that speech comes up - ignore it !

First they came for FatPeopleHate, but I said nothing by poops in Introductions

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This is why I can't stand people who criticize ANY slippery slope as being "invalid".

How about all the times in the past where it WAS valid (like you noted above). If the slippery slope actually happens every time, guess what, it is a valid response to the argument.

New term I really like: "Leftwaffe". Please start using it in your memes and everywhere else. by Chipit in memes

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Thanks for putting your finger on why this was bothering me.

Political Affiliations and Jury Selection: Using Social Media and Voir Dire to Impact Juror Selection and Outcomes by ManWithABanana in juryduty

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Based on this, it seems like lawyers are not simply permitted to ask jurors about politics. But that's exactly what they want to know about you, as a juror. Based on your politics they know if you'll vote for their client or against him.

The rationale for preemptory challenges is to “allow parties to remove jurors whom they believe, based only on a suspicion, to be biased.”

What a BIG, FAT LIE. Every lawyer uses these things to stack the jury in favor of his side.

The California legislature has now voted to strike these words from our state constitution: “The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.” by Questionable in politics

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This is probably related to the affirmative action ballot measure.

In the '90s we voted to rescind affirmative action and (gasp!) instead bring people into college based on ability instead of race.

Last week the California legislature put this on the ballot for November - shall we have affirmative action again for Cal universities ?

Pathetic.

News story : https://www.nbcbayarea.com/california-3/university-of-california-endorses-affirmative-action-measure/2309712/

Ocasio Cortez CRUSHED The Democratic Establishment Proving The Leftist Mob OWNS The Party Now by Tarrock in politics

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I'm sure I could agree with her on at least one issue...

I am so glad to hear that. It seems like there's little effort to find common ground in politics, and yet I agree with you - the worst politician is going to support SOMETHING that I would agree with and we can possibly work together to make it happen.

PSA: Don't just post memes online. Talk to your neighbors! by Aureus in politics

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I didn't know any better.

I thought it would be great to learn about things in forums on the internet and talk about issues by banging away on a computer, instead of the messy process of verbally discussing things with real people who would not only not agree with me, but work to change my mind ! They might call me a racist !

It's clear to me now that this is a bad approach. The anonymous nature of the internet has good and bad features. The identified internet such as Facebook and Twitter has a lot of bad features. It's much better to open your mouth and talk with people. You edit yourself better, you're careful to be kind, and the nonverbal portion of communication is huge and 100% missing online, these things notwithstanding :) :P :(

Scott Alexander: "NYT Is Threatening My Safety By Revealing My Real Name, So I Am Deleting The Blog" by r721 in privacy

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That's the only thing about pseudonymous writing - if the "overculture" takes an interest in you, you will be doxxed. I'm glad I'm not interesting.

I would love to hear why the news media in general insists on outing pseudonymous people, I have some vague ideas but no first hand knowledge.

This is TERRIBLE news, this was a fantastic blog. Dare I say, the best blog ever written ? Yeah, I think it was. It's that good, and now it's gone.

SaidIt should be seen as an intellectual platform, not as a social media site. by Aureus in whatever

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We're experiencing an experiment - can the existing Reddit be toppled for something better ? Same form and function, but better ruleset ?

All I can vaguely remember about Reddit's beginning were posts about the issues of the day, free speech, computer stuff, and jokes and funny things. None of that was organized around sub-communities as far as I could tell at the time, but they were all there underneath the aggregator software of the site.

Where I see Saidit right now, is ready for actual testing of the aggregator functions to bring interesting stuff to the top. Stuff needs to get that 100 "insights" and "funnies". Maybe that's more people with low participation, or maybe that's a core of people with tons of participation.

Since I don't know I'll just share what I'm trying to do -

  1. Step up and mod community/communities I know I can sustain a long term interest in. Broad is good but niche is OK too. The juggling act is when to create/mod a new community versus participating in the ones we have or which are inactive.
  2. Post as much as feasible HERE instead of The Bad Place. There's no useful social commentary over there but the gaming coverage is top notch. Bet the funny can come over here pretty easy too.
  3. Commit to participating once a day. Small steps in large numbers make a big difference, I'll try to be part of the solution.

One thing on my mind is "fake it til you make it", which apparently is what Reddit did. Staff members posted TONS AND TONS during the early days to get everyone started. Is that needed here or will organic growth and exile drive things forward ?

Worst DDOS attack in saidit's history blocked 6 hours ago by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Thanks for keeping us updated.

The Problem With Racism (The Word) by ManWithABanana in politics

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Error messages navigating Saidit by ManWithABanana in SaidIt

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Speedy or slow clicking leads to no errors right now. Possibly it's only my work computer. Maybe my employer does something that Saidit doesn't like with the traffic.

Just looking for good content - that's all by benesatto in Introductions

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Is deserved shaming a good or a bad thing ?

A New Arrival by Cyberspacer in Introductions

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Welcome ! Please stay. I like your post, you seem like the right kind of person.

Meanwhile the job of being a moderator becomes harder and harder to do, to the point where it is not surprising that mods of major subreddits are extremely invested into the site compared to normal users.

Well stated. I wonder what could happen that would ameliorate this problem. People smarter than me have certainly been trying to figure that one out.

Just looking for good content - that's all by benesatto in Introductions

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Welcome ! Good luck to you.

Just looking for good content - that's all by benesatto in Introductions

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Interesting points.

Yeah the extremists are here but I think it's OK in a free speech kind of way. The trick is not to let them take over.

I'm curious how the pyramid of debate could shame someone. It seems to me more like a guideline to keep discussion good.

"...private censorship can be as harmful as governmental censorship." by Crad in censorship

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Nice essay, thanks for sharing.

I think business restrictions tend to favor very large businesses and the existing ones. Whatever regulation would ensue after extending the first amendment to websites, would work to prevent the creation of "The New Saidit" or whatever, and instead ensure Reddit/Facebook/Twitter keep out rivals.

I'm more interested in re-establishing the culture of free speech. Vicious people with virtual bats are waiting to smack you around if you say the wrong thing. Somehow that needs to change.

Racism Is Rampant on Reddit, and Its Editors Are in Open Revolt by ManWithABanana in WatchRedditDie

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And they block copy paste. Too bad, it's a good article.

Former Digg refugee now Reddit refugee by PopASquatt in Introductions

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I will never forget the first time I saw this in action.

The Los Angeles CA area has a subreddit, and very few republican congressmen left. The Democratic party identified one who they could defeat, and decided to work extra hard (spend extra money etc) to defeat this guy.

The subreddit suddenly gets a picture of this Republican, with a title showing unsubstantiated nonsense. It's not even a meme - just a picture of the guy. It's all about the stuff they put in the title, to smear him and get people to vote for the other guy. And from the time I last checked the subreddit (1 am) - no picture posted - to getting into the office (6 am) - the picture has the most upvotes of all time in the subreddit.

It was clearly a phony account getting mass machine upvotes, but it got people super riled up about the congressman and tons of comments from regular posters. Nobody wanted to hear me when I said "Hey something's wrong here".

Same thing OP is mentioning, but this is literally politics.

Former Digg refugee now Reddit refugee by PopASquatt in Introductions

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God I remember Digg - has it really been 9 years ? Anyway, welcome !

Hello, SaidIt! by [deleted] in Introductions

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Okay. That was weird.

Blue Earth County (MN) reimplements jury trials, piloting juror selection by ManWithABanana in juryduty

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What interests me about this is MN is not concerned about face masks making the trial more difficult. If you can't see expressions is a fair trial occurring ?

I'm no Donald Supporter but why is nobody posting there anymore?? by Jesus in The_Donald

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Reddit shut them down.

They didn't do it by closing the sub to posting, instead, they did the death by admin pressure. First it was quarantined for sketchy reasons, then they decided they were going to remove all the admins.

Removing the existing admins, for admins vetted by the Reddit administrators, was too much for the current admins who locked the whole subreddit down thus achieving what spez wanted anyway.

I never liked the subreddit but the chilling effect on political and free speech is glaringly obvious and made me furious.

White judges, jurors are complicit in police use of excessive force by ManWithABanana in juryduty

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First, fuck off with this "white jurors" thing.

The violence we are seeing now is the predictable result of prosecutors, judges and jurors usurping justice. If we want to prevent social unrest, it would be helpful if we allow justice. That would require ending both the biased rulings by activist judges and the excuses prosecutors make for their failure to prosecute. It will also require a pervasive change in the attitude of people towards police who inflict violence.

This is the problem as I see it.

Shadowbanning on Reddit by AFutureConcern in debatealtright

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I have two thoughts reading this.

  • Someone shadowbanned you for something you did. You not only were not informed you committed a crime, you were judged and sentenced without any opportunity for defense. The technology industry has a need for some kind of due process system to prevent this.

  • I hope you're not terrified. Can't you just make a new account (as annoying as that is) and use that instead ?

How subcultures get overwhelmed and hijacked, and their original magic lost by magnora7 in whatever

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I didn't get regret. I got Meta Subculture instead. The guy has figured out a cool new thing and is sharing it with us, but this time it's not music film game or technology, it's subcultures.

How subcultures get overwhelmed and hijacked, and their original magic lost by magnora7 in whatever

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See, THIS is the kind of stuff I like to read.

Two thoughts :

  • There's no date I can see on this essay. Is this old as in around 2000 or is it more contemporary ?

  • I would love to see discussion about this essay and these ideas. The whole thing fits very well with the bazillion possible communities model of Saidit.

How to diversify juries: change rules on peremptory challenges by ManWithABanana in juryduty

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What really should happen is the removal of peremptory challenges. Just have challenges for cause.

According to Alexa rankings, saidit.net is now in the top 10,000 most-visited American websites by magnora7 in SaidIt

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I was wondering how I could browse Saidit on Alexa. Would be weird.

I am proud to announce Saidit and Notabug.io have formed a decentralized federation, mirroring each other's data in real-time. Announcing the DFF: Decentralized Forum Federation by magnora7 in SaidIt

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That's an interesting way to describe it. I thought Cloudflare was a protection against DDOS attacks. Am I wrong ?

Roger Stone denied new trial and gag order lifted by ManWithABanana in juryduty

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Angle for jurors :

This week, all 12 jurors wrote to the court asking to keep their names private because they fear being harassed for their service on the case.

Hart and another juror, Seth Cousins, who also identified himself to the media after the trial, said they've received threatening letters and postcards from strangers — a veiled threat that implies their home addresses are known.

Bill Gates says Digital IDs are incoming - Using the COVID-19 scared to pander "digital certificates to show who has been recovered/test/and has received a vaccine". by Enza in politics

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Well if it's manufactured I don't think the proverb applies.

Reveddit informs you what data is being censored by Reddit. by TheOtherSide in censorship

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I only got personally touched by censorship in one sub, and Reveddit revealed how many posts I had the mods removed (They didn't like my politics). Thanks for bringing awareness.

The Patriot Act is now USA Freedom Act by RickC-137 in news

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This link is dated 2015.

What is Saidit's official stance on racism, hate speech, harassment, and persistent bullying? by Tuckingham_Jones in help

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The pyramid of debate is too vague for you. OK, I get that.

Your question is super vague as well. What on earth are you asking ? If you're doing a story about a SubSaidit you probably should provide some specifics if you want any kind of a question answered.

If you are determined to remain vague, please read the pyramid of debate again and understand that it expresses the guiding principles about how to behave on Saidit.

Ex Redditor by psrojas in Introductions

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Hi New Guy, and welcome :) .

Activists Created a 12.5 Million Block Digital Library in 'Minecraft' to Bypass Censorship Laws | Business Insider by DeWhoDeWho in Minecraft

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Goodness no. Each book would be probably one "block". But the building and grounds I could easily see being 12.5 million blocks.

Potatoes and World History by ruperttaylor in history

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Title of the article :

Potatoes and World History

The fun factoid included -

In 1992, U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle was visiting an elementary school in New Jersey when a 12-year-old boy was asked to write “potato” on a chalk board. Quayle “corrected” the youngster by telling him the word has an “e” on the end of it. It doesn’t.

Seems Quayle got a bad rap over this one. It's easy to see the word written plural and think it would be singular just by removing the "S". I can't think of another word that behaves like this one does.

Activists Created a 12.5 Million Block Digital Library in 'Minecraft' to Bypass Censorship Laws | Business Insider by DeWhoDeWho in Minecraft

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I went in and checked it out. It's a neat building. The selection of books/articles is......... a bit small. Hope they expand it.

DOJ Files Prove President Kennedy & Robert Kennedy fighting Zionists When Murdered ; the talked the talk during the election years and then turned on Zionists once inaugurated by Jesus in conspiracy

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I don't know what that means exactly. From context it sounds like you're calling him a Zionist.

Summoned Jurors Asked Not to Report to San Diego Superior Court Due to Health Officials’ Recommendation by ManWithABanana in juryduty

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Not unexpected. I am seeing multiple news stories nationwide with similar details.

We could've forgiven the entirety of every single student loan yesterday, but instead -- Fed to Inject $1.5 Trillion in Bid to Prevent ‘Unusual Disruptions’ in Markets by magnora7 in news

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That's true, but look at it long term.

When the loans the Fed is making are repaid, the net effect to the economy was zero.

When the treasuries are purchased, you put money back into lenders hands to lend out to whatever needy cause, and you reduce the public debt. This benefit is offset to some degree by the inflationary printing of money you noted.

Compare that to paying off student loans. That is an action that prints money and gives it away from the Fed, free and clear, to benefit the students drowning in debt. The Fed neither gets the money back nor reduces public debt. But it should also stimulate the economy to some degree since you put so much money in consumers pockets.

Man, economics is crazy.

In rare ruling, potential juror in death-penalty case faces jail for lying by ManWithABanana in juryduty

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The judge determined that Turner had lied on a jury questionnaire when asked whether he ever had been arrested, charged with a crime or convicted of one; Turner had listed only “improper handling of a firearm.”

Prosecutors checked and found that Turner’s record also included two domestic violence arrests, plus charges including assault and disorderly conduct. When he was questioned directly in court, Turner repeatedly denied ever having been arrested on a domestic violence charge.

With that, plus the conversation the police cruiser dashcam captured, it sounds like this guy was trying very hard to get on the jury and find the defendant not guilty; a so called stealth juror.

Potential juror in Prattville barbershop massacre trial faces steep fine by ManWithABanana in juryduty

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Well the details are a bit unclear so I'm guessing. It sounds like he said something like "I heard about this case. This guy is (guilty/Not Guilty)". In which case it's a lousy sentence.

We could've forgiven the entirety of every single student loan yesterday, but instead -- Fed to Inject $1.5 Trillion in Bid to Prevent ‘Unusual Disruptions’ in Markets by magnora7 in news

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Okay. So it's more like a fractional giveaway of money to the banks then.

Also, the total amount of student loan debt is apparently 1.5 trillion.

I would certainly rather see student loans get some fraction of free money, than banks directly.

The Reddit Admins have started removing posts that are critical of Joe Biden by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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How long has it been this bad with them ? I'm only noticing in the past three months or so.

We could've forgiven the entirety of every single student loan yesterday, but instead -- Fed to Inject $1.5 Trillion in Bid to Prevent ‘Unusual Disruptions’ in Markets by magnora7 in news

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The Fed is giving out 1.5 trillion. Some combination of

  • Making loans
  • Purchasing Treasuries (IE, buying back their own debt)

That's not comparable to giving away money to clear student loan debt.

Nation's Nerds Wake Up In Utopia Where Everyone Stays Inside, Sports Are Canceled, Social Interaction Forbidden by [deleted] in funny

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Wait, are you saying there are people who go outside ? Normally ? And they like it ?