Sketch ass links by Otacon in saiditCleanup

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What's in the links though? Is it actually music at the end of all those links or is it malware in those zips?

Sketch ass links by Otacon in saiditCleanup

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Their site isn't even a blog really, its just hosted on blogspot. Its just an endless list of greek albums with links that all go to god knows where. The sites look so sketchy I'm worried to try and DL anything in case my pc catches AIDs

Let's discuss: Twitter is funding research into a decentralized version of its platform by portcity in SocialMedia

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Doesn't Mastodon essentially already do this?

a tale of two peoples by futurefunk in memes

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Not only was capital introduced

Capital was only introduced to those that had significant bargaining power in industry.

schools

To my knowledge there hasn't even been any significant effort to build schools in africa until the late 1900s.

law and order

Whatever law has been introduced doesn't seem to be quite effective. Much of africa is either what is essentially a warzone or complete slums. What law exactly do you think the colonizers of africa have introduced that is so worthwhile?

And what was exploited? Resources that Africans had very little, if any, historical interest in.

But those resources are still valuable, and not other's to exploit. If africa had ever previously possessed the means to mine and export the resources they have in abundance I don't think they'd be anywhere near the state they are currently in.

Left to their own, without outside influence to abate them. Blacks invariably regress back to a more disorganized tribal structure while destroying every advancement given to them.

You better have a hefty citation on this one. Because the history you're trying to point to does not support this premise at all

now that they have taken on the burdensome task of trying to rebuild the infrastructure in Africa that Europeans have long since abandoned

The Belt and Road initiative functions by burdening africa with mounds of debt that it will never fully climb out of while china rapes their nation. The Belt and Road Initiative will only ever benefit China, as they have all the power to control and manipulate any deals struck as well as not truly caring about any regulations. If it is not already common knowledge to you that China loves to skirt around and violate regulation I would be more than happy to post some highlights.

Very interesting documentary

I've already watched Empire of Dust. Its just a movie about China abusing the laborers of africa. Or atleast thats what I took from it.

a tale of two peoples by futurefunk in memes

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Let's talk about successful black areas and countries.

Can you name a single black city or country that hasn't been actively destroyed by outside forces? The continent of africa has been exploited for centuries by extremely wealthy powers, so it would be unfair to discuss africa in comparison to other nations. You can't really compare black-majority american cities to white-majority american cities because white-majority people often have some higher degree of generational wealth and additionally don't have to and have never had to deal with systemic discrimination to any real degree.

So what country or city would you like to discuss that would in any capacity be a fair comparison? Because I can't think of a single one.

s/RPG has been made, wiki to come soon(ish) by Otacon in RPG

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I was probably going to just have a lot of useful links. Map making tools, lfg sites, maybe important forums. But I've gotten waaaay sidetracked on the wiki

The ONLY way to destroy a nation or peopoe without war is to destroy the family. Now ask yourself... who is doing the destroying? by Jesus in quotes

[–]Otacon 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Exactly who are you quoting?

Climate Change - An Alternate Method of Analysis by raven9 in science

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Individual droplets of rain will change temp as they fall and when the rain falls into the lake and mixes with it, it will match the temp of the lake. The dam itself also will have a temperature, and as the water goes through the dam and interacts with it they will exchange heat. So the temp of water at the hoover dam is meaningless

Is this racist? by Tiwaking in AskSaidIt

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Yea. Portrays a dark person as something undesirable and then she forcibly changes him into a lighter person, at which point he suddenly becomes desirable.

Anyone else like this place better than Reddit? by Dr-Cheeser in SaidIt

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There's not really much here to be better. It's just political news posts, incels, and something of a slowly forming circlejerk.

An elaborate joint by [deleted] in cannabis

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Look at all that stuffing!

Thanksgiving_irl by Otacon in furry_irl

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What our snowflake society has come to by astronautrob in Sociology

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In person, when you want to say something politely, you say it less efficiently. You “make an extra effort,” says linguist Gretchen McCulloch in her book Because Internet, “using hedges, honorifics, or simply more words: ‘Doctor, could I possibly trouble you to open the window?’ versus ‘Open the window!’” Online, you do the same, with different tactics.

This makes sense and seems to line up with how I've observed people speaking, and I'd imagine that it lines up with the past hundred or so years of speaking patterns. Why exactly are you so worked up over the article?

Baby Boomers Speaking To Us From 1989 by Otacon in videos

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I just stumbled on his channel shortly before I posted the video. I'll be sure to go through his channel and post some other interesting material

So I need some people to join moderating the subsaidit. If you would like to, chip in and say why. I won't be choosy, but I just want to choose the right people. Reason in the post. by NotYeMK in mechanicalkeyboards

[–]Otacon 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If nobody else applies I'd be willing to be a temp mod for the sub. I visit saidit daily so there'd be no issue with the sub going unchecked. I'm not too knowledge about keyboards so I wouldn't really post much though. Beyond that I think I'm a pretty decent mod; I follow a sub's rules pretty closely and enforce them as written, and I don't believe in removing or banning people for any reason other than breaking rules (obviously including saidit rules and the PoD).

I'd prefer not to mod the discord but I do have experience with discord moderation if you need one.

How Do I make a New Sub? by Nemacolin in SaidIt

[–]Otacon 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Re-read my post and you'll figure it out

How Do I make a New Sub? by Nemacolin in SaidIt

[–]Otacon 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Once your account is two weeks old a button will show up under the "submit a new link" and "submit a new text post" buttons that will say something along the lines of "create a new sub". IIRC You can make another new sub once a week after that.

Saidit's slowly moving banner, yea or nay? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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It looks a bit disorienting currently, especially on mobile.

Teach basedaf1 English by [deleted] in whatever

[–]Otacon 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

havin' fun, bud?

#COPPA & This Weeks Villain in the Internet’s Impending Doom Saga by ErinCarson in Internet

[–]Otacon 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Doesn't make it feel any less spammy. You posted it in 5 highly subbed subs anyways. Internet, news, entertainment, worldpolitics, and techcompanies all have around 20k subscribers. It'd be like me posting a song in music, videos, entertainment, whatever, and whichever genre-specific sub applies to the song.

I'm not u/magnora7 so I don't have any real say in what is or isn't spam, but imo its spammy as fuck.

Teach basedaf1 English by [deleted] in whatever

[–]Otacon 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Its skills. Skills is used in the plural form all the time. One of the merriam-webster example sentences is "He has excellent social skills", which is used the same way that "English skills" is used here.

#COPPA & This Weeks Villain in the Internet’s Impending Doom Saga by ErinCarson in Internet

[–]Otacon 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Did you really need to crosspost this shit 7 times?

Falling Down; the guy snaps because of the system that applies pressure on him. When he rebels against the system he sees no point, and goes mad because he realizes his entire life is forfeit to an indifferent world. by Jesus-Christ in Movies

[–]Otacon 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Falling down didn't seem like it was rebelling against the system, at least not in a direct way. Guy wanted to see his kid and he gave hell to anyone that held him up. IIRC all the business wear and corporate attitude was his attempt to appear like a respectable employed man after he got fired from his job some months before the film takes place. Great movie though

New Sprite Commercial Promotes Transgenderism To The Masses (Even Though They Only Make Up Only 0.5% Of Population) by MassTooter in politics

[–]Otacon 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So, normalizing trans people is bad because trans people are bad. Do you have any kind of justification or reasoning behind that or is this whole thing just a circle?

Saidit.net - IRC chat re-enabled! by magnora7 in SaidIt

[–]Otacon 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Is there any way to have chat in a separate window but not have it open on the saidit page itself?

Whiskey Warrior’s 7 hour Standoff With NY Police Over Red-Flag Laws Ends Without Violence by MassTooter in politics

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The Carmel Police Department said that Booth was subsequently arraigned on multiple charges related to incidents connected to a past domestic incident involving his wife. Booth was wanted on a felony warrant issued by Thomas Jacobellis charging him with second-degree burglary, a felony, and several misdemeanors, including criminal trespass, criminal contempt, aggravated harassment and petit larceny. Booth is not facing any charges in relation to the standoff. His arraignment was held at Carmel Town Justice Court. Source

Police came for a domestic and he got red-flagged over it. Red-flag laws and their implementation has been a nightmare so far, and every officer responsible for helping enforce them has blood on their hands, but I'm not sure if this guy is entirely worth defending.

Also, I'll add a disclaimer that none of the news sites directly link to any kind of police report, and the scheduled confrence the police are holding on the matter isn't till tomorrow at 1. The police have also stated on their FB that the event was not a matter of red flag laws, but I'm not sure exactly how much weight that statement holds.

A Tekken Series Retrospective Review | Part 1/2【ThorHighHeels】 by Otacon in Gaming

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One-Third of Young Americans Say Complimenting a Woman's Looks is Sexual Harassment by Chipit in news

[–]Otacon 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Did you reply to the right thread? Your comment has literally nothing to do with mine.

NY Veteran got red flagged. Standoff with police. Reports of 50 came for support. by useless_aether in news

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Mr Booth was charged w/ Burglary 2nd degree, Criminal Trespass misdemeanor, Criminal Contempt misdemeanor, Aggravated Assault 2nd degree class A misdemeanor, Petit Larceny class A misdemeanor.

From the twitter thread reporting the incident.

So they show up a few hours before the red flag call because of a domestic, they come back again for the red flag call, he threatens the police, and then gets arrested on what looks to me to be unrelated charges. So either the guy is nuts (and or drunk, according to the twitter report), or the police are pulling something. I do wonder why so many people showed up though

One-Third of Young Americans Say Complimenting a Woman's Looks is Sexual Harassment by Chipit in news

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A 2017 article that cites an Economist article with no direct citation on either. I can't even find the survey on YouGov.

The data is probably right but it's a sketchy article for not directly citing the survey.

South Carolina wants to ban lifesaving medical treatments for trans kids, up to and including antidepressants by Otacon in politics

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Antidepressants reduce/treat depressive symptoms, some of those symptoms are suicidal thoughts, suicidal ideation, or suicidal tendencies. People kill themselves all the time because of depression. Antidepressants aren't magic no-suicide pills, nor did I ever imply that they were, but if it alleviates depression then by alleviating depression it would prevent suicide in sone capacity. Obviously it isn't always effective.

Even if you have issues with antidepressants, the bill prohibits ANY medical treatment designed to "alleviate symptoms of clinically significant distress resulting from gender dysphoria". That clearly means forcing affected teens to suffer in silence and whatever comes from that. Trans teens already have high rates of suicide and suicide attempts. I don't think banning at-risk teens and kids from getting any kind of medical help is a great idea

FTC has declared that all youtube content which is "child directed" is to be demonetized by Youtube(which could result in all family-friendly youtubers going under due to their reliance on ad revenue). This is coming right after Disney+ is released. by useless_aether in news

[–]Otacon 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This doesn't seem like something you can jump ship on. It's an FTC ruling that could likely be applied to any other platform

South Carolina wants to ban lifesaving medical treatments for trans kids, up to and including antidepressants by Otacon in politics

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Kids with depression are on antidepressants. It's wonderful that you didn't have any issues growing up but there are some children who have mental issues, and they've always existed, and those children need treatment.

Dude you're fucking sick.

Do you ad hom everyone you disagree with?

South Carolina wants to ban lifesaving medical treatments for trans kids, up to and including antidepressants by Otacon in politics

[–]Otacon[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How about antidepressants to prevent suicide and such? The bill directly bans any treatment to "alleviate symptoms of clinically significant distress resulting from gender dysphoria", which would mean that even simple things like antidepressants to help with depressive symptoms caused by dysphoria would be banned.

Saidit.net - Updated comment section appearance by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Pretty slick update guys. Good shit

Announcing the winners of Saidit's first CSS contest! by magnora7 in SaidIt

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We have one already

Are bronies gay? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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Why do you need to know?

me️‍🌈irl by Anticapitalist in me_irl

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holy fuck an actual meme

When will we be able to block some users? by therium in help

[–]Otacon 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Saidit doesn't have a downvote, Saidit has 2 upvotes. If a sub looks like it has a downvote button that's just their CSS

Democrats Reauthorize Patriot Act Despite Government’s Long History Of Abuses by TheWebOfSlime in news

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Full list of yeas and nays Here

Allow users to use profile pic by [deleted] in IdeasForSaidIt

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Not a fan of the idea. I think it'd just look janky

New Sprite Commercial Promotes Transgenderism To The Masses (Even Though They Only Make Up Only 0.5% Of Population) by MassTooter in politics

[–]Otacon 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Exactly what do you think happens if we normalize trans people? Dysphoria is not some contagious condition, and not all trans people even have dysphoria anyways. I'd much rather trans people be normalized than vilified.

@MillerStream: “Whites Are The Only Group Of People Who Are Not Allowed To Have Groups That Protect The Interests Of Their People.” by MassTooter in politics

[–]Otacon 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The point of saidit, as I understand it, is not to be an echo-chamber for any ideology or political lean, nor should one be hostile towards their political "opponents" here. If all you want is for other people to jerk you off every time you open your mouth then you might be in the wrong spot.

New Sprite Commercial Promotes Transgenderism To The Masses (Even Though They Only Make Up Only 0.5% Of Population) by MassTooter in politics

[–]Otacon 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Even though they only make up 0.5% of the population

1.6 Mil seems like a pretty solid demographic to advertise to. If just half of all trans people bought a 12 pack of sprite that'd be just shy of 5 million dollars.

Congress Will Vote This Week to Legalize Marijuana Nationwide and End Prohibition by Drewski in news

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The act also includes a number of provisions that would seek to undo the historical damage wrought by the failed “War on Drugs,” including injecting grants and funding into those communities which faced the most damage from the prohibitionist campaign. States would also be incentivized to expunge the criminal records of low-level cannabis offenders, removing a barrier that often bars access to employment and housing. The legislation would also provide for re-sentencing and block federal agencies from denying public benefits and security clearances over past cannabis convictions, while immigrants would no longer be denied citizenship over marijuana. The Small Business Administration would also support entrepreneurs and businesses who are trying to gain a foothold in the fast-emerging and profitable legal cannabis industry.

This thing could be huge if it goes through. Who knows what kind of impact that would have

SHEPHERD: Disturbing Canadian "Sex Ed School" videos go viral by useless_aether in news

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While I'm not keen on middle schoolers handing cloth breasts or penises, as the outlet claims to happen in a clip they they miraculously fail to link, I'm unsure where this idea comes from that you can confuse or convince children into becoming gay or trans. Outside of an obsessed parent pressuring and pushing their child to do things they don't want to do, a middle schooler isn't going to become gay if they're told that sexuality is a spectrum and that you can figure it out over time. If LGBT people can't be converted out of being LGBT, then it should follow that Non-LGBT can't be converted into being LGBT.

Ability to mute users by Drewski in AskSaidIt

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It'd certainly shake shit up

Ability to mute users by Drewski in AskSaidIt

[–]Otacon 9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Whats the point of having subs at all then? If the goal is to make yourself as uncomfortable as possible then just make the whole thing a free for all, no subs and no rules besides the global ones. Maybe people get double karma for posting gore and have highscores for how many libs you trigger /s

Silence the ones you don't agree with.

Not listening to someone isn't silencing them. Its not like a ban from the platform, its just a user not seeing your posts. I don't think we should encourage people to mute everyone that doesn't make saidit feel like their personal cuddle bubble, but it doesn't seem like a stretch that if you have the right to say whatever you want then I at the very least have the right to not listen or not be forced to listen.