"This is your life, this is your country - if you want to keep it safe you need to get involved." - Aaron Swartz by magnora7 in quotes

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Nah, he scammed his way into founder status after his own site failed, then took off for Thailand to do drugs and whatever after he got the stock options. His deal was that he'd supposedly work on coding, as a "founder", but working was too annoying for such a self-important individual.

After he just took off, his response to them asking when he was coming back to finish his work was: "fuck you, I'm not coming back."

If you watched that propaganda movie about him, it was just propaganda. Skipping out on his responsibilities was a core aspect of his character, right up to the point where he still owes a debt to society for all those felonies.

Us 2005 reddit users had a front-row seat to the drama, so you might detect a bit of bias in my opinion of that character.

With all the reddit users coming over lately, I wanted to share something. This is what happened to Voat. by Alduin in propaganda

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I don't know what happened (maybe one of my "lost all open tabs" events?), but at some later point I didn't get the redirect. Glad to see you're still alive and growing!

Hi, I am a 13 year Reddit veteran seeking asylum on Saidit by friend in Introductions

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I started seeing the decline about three years ago

I started seeing the decline when those waves of school kids started rolling in a couple years before the Digg implosion. Past 5-8 years, reddit has been an untouchable hellhole of censorship, manipulation, and the thoughts of some of the worst people in the world.

Saidit just hit 5000 user accounts! by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Hey, remember when it was just 3 or 4 of us posting?

Saidit just hit 5000 user accounts! by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Technically, Deadit is the future home of WatchPeopleDie. https://deadit.com/

With all the reddit users coming over lately, I wanted to share something. This is what happened to Voat. by Alduin in propaganda

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This site used to be called antiextremes.com

So this is what happened! Went to log in one day and the site was just gone. Looks like Dec 29, 2017 was about the last time I logged in.

Mmmmm, imported dried peppers... Rich in protein! by Node in videos

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Will never look at those packages of dried peppers in the local Mexican market the same way again.

Rammstein - Amerika: We're all living in Amerika (ist wunderbar) by Node in videos

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We're all living in America

Coca Cola, sometimes war

;)

lyrics

Boston Dynamics "nightmare inducing" wheeled robot "Handle", presentation video close-up | 2017 by magnora7 in technology

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The model that will come for you will have defensive panels and not be easy to take out. Plus, depending on who's building them and for what purpose, the exterior appearance could be "psychologically troubling" enough that you would have no effective or quick response.

State of the Website - AntiExtremes.com updates 11/19/2017 by magnora7 in AntiExtremes

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Ya slack off, ya don't get a mention. :(

J/k, you're probably doing an incredible amount of work behind the scenes. It will be cool to interact with other humans here someday.

Looks like tomorrow is my one month anniversary!

A massive list of links casting doubt on the trustworthiness of Mainstream Media, Scientific studies and more. by oldaccount29 in science

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Recently watched a Dr. Jordan B. Peterson video, mostly to confirm the the extent and nature of his jewish propaganda, but he did make one point that stood out to me. Not going to look for the exact quote, but to paraphrase: "Most people have no idea how much their thoughts and decisions are influenced by outside actors."

Scientists investigate how different houses and lifestyles affect which bugs live with us by [deleted] in science

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Something to mull over, eh? ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

H3H3 Podcast #37 - Jordan Peterson by magnora7 in videos

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When the commercial starts, skip to 36:25

H3H3 Podcast #37 - Jordan Peterson by magnora7 in videos

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The guy is undoubtedly very bright, and comes off very well in his presentation. However, here is a video of him destroying himself in his own words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKL3MsKRtJo

What is his reason for presenting the jews as so 'benign and beneficial', when the major complaints about them are about their horrific and self-documented efforts to destroy our societies? He's definitely an interesting character. "Most of my friends are jews", he admits.

"Human beings are often controlled by forces beyond their personal understanding."

Scientists investigate how different houses and lifestyles affect which bugs live with us by [deleted] in science

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Gross

Speaking of... Have you ever looked up those FDA regulations on how many bug parts are allowed in various types of foods? Depending on where and how you live, that may be the major source of bug (parts) entering your apartment.

For those who may wonder: "How much insect and rodent filth am I eating?", here is a taste of the regulations.

Scientists investigate how different houses and lifestyles affect which bugs live with us by [deleted] in science

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At first I was thinking "more bugs with wings", but bug density at that altitude is probably pretty thin. More likely are critters you bring in on shoes, clothing, and supplies. Moving in furniture that's not brand new would establish the initial colonies. Depending on critter type and building layout, some migration from adjacent living spaces is likely.

Kim Jong Nam: North Korea official 'met suspects' shortly after murder by format in WorldNews

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It's a pretty openly criminal regime.

Blut aus Nord - Deus Salutis Meæ - Revelatio by Vaxthrul in music

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He won't, but when those 10,000 IQ AIs come along, they'll probably be pumping out new Zappa tunes indistinguishable from the master.

Catalonia declares independence, Madrid claim ownership. by an-arkhos in WorldNews

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things can be in "possession" of the state while the "ownership" is retained by the people, just like corporations do not truly "own" stuff but all the things "in possession" of a corporation are owned by its shareholders.

I would accept that technicality, but in real life, the state effectively owns everything within its borders. Citizens are effectively "club members", with all the rights and responsibilities thereof.

the plight of the individual

Individuals are responsible for creating their own plights. No one is 'owed' a plight, especially those who did nothing but suck up resources for the first 10 or 20 years of their membership. Looked at another way, it could be argued that they owe an enormous debt for their very existence. To their direct caregivers, yes, but they're also living on "club grounds" under a provisional exception to their duty to provide value in exchange.

Now, I can see the validity of other forms of living arrangements. Living tribally can work - when the population in a given area is low enough. Then you need no real borders, because resources in the area are sufficient, and replenished faster than they're used up. We unfortunately no longer live in that world. Whole world is sliced and diced, mapped and claimed. There are very few places one can exist without a country membership. Pressure is getting so great that some of the cracks appear to be threatening the whole system. So maybe we will get back to that tribal/alternate way of living, or tech advances will effectively solidify control over the masses à la manière de Brave New World.

I guess I'm arguing for "what is" rather than what should or could be, but maybe I'm blurring the edges a bit.

Blut aus Nord - Deus Salutis Meæ - Revelatio by Vaxthrul in music

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Yow, I think I'd rather listen to recordings of rabbits being tortured. lol We have very different tastes in music, but am upvoting you for posting content. Cheers!

Catalonia declares independence, Madrid claim ownership. by an-arkhos in WorldNews

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i do not recognize the state as the owner of anything, the state is just a vehicle representing the individuals

A state that own nothing can't function. At the least, they would almost seem to need paper and pencil, with a desk in a non-borrowed space. Then, how do they get around or contact people? Would they walk to coffee shops to meet people? Then if they write something as a result, they may need a filing cabinet for the papers. Really seems like they would need to own stuff just to function at any level.

Yes, they represent us (or are supposed to, anyway...), so that's why we fund them and give them authority to act in our names and interests.

the individual is the foundation of all ownership rights

Agreed, but without the existence of individuals, ownership and basic human concepts would not exist. Is there another school of thought on this that makes any sense?

Without getting into deep philosophical arguments that I'm sure have been hashed out long ago, individual owners can group together and form governments to represent them, to which they assign part of their assets. Part of that process is making the government like a "super-agent" for the territory within it's borders.

In my view, being born within that territory (legally, by citizens, and etc.) should make you a default member of the association known as "your country". If you fail to abide by its rules and behavioral standards, then the association should have you removed or evicted. Staying within the country is tacit acknowledgement and agreement with the rules. Forming a competing jurisdiction within another jurisdiction seems logically invalid. In a biological sense, that sounds like disease. In a societal sense, it sounds like a demand for whatever level of violence is required to resolve the issue.

many of the smaller nations around the world are peaceful and often prosperous.

Pushovers that don't need military conquest to extract concessions and/or resources.


Am not impressed by my above argument. It sounds like someone who has never studied government forms, which is what it actually is... Even though I'm failing to properly articulate the argument that country borders should be inviolate, and that members of a country have a duty to protect and defend it, it seems like the only sustainable model. That's more based on just living a long time and paying some attention to other humans. if humans change into something else, then maybe other models would work better.

Who Is Marcus Hutchins? (Think: “accidental hero” who inadvertently halted the global spread of WannaCry) by Node in technology

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Became curious from that recent weev video. Then read that whole thing, despite the length. Fascinating world they live in.

Germany seeks Russian support, relations with the US get worse. by HibikiBlack in WorldNews

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Do like articles critiquing propaganda in other articles, but feel like I need another to point out the Russian angle.

Catalonia declares independence, Madrid claim ownership. by an-arkhos in WorldNews

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What about the rights of the people who don't want to live in chaos? Why should members of any group have the right to steal from other members of the group? I'm not seeing the basis here.

And how far do you want to go with this?

If you rent or lease out a house, can the tenants declare independence and seize your house? Can individuals living in Catalonia continue the process until every single property is its own country?