Right-Wing Christian Activist: Masturbation Is Gay Because “You’re Having Sex With Yourself” by HongKongPhooey in NotTheOnion

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He's technically correct, but in a silly way.

Democrat Senators Pushing Bill That Would Require A Federal License To Buy A Gun by cottoneyejoe in politics

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requiring the licensee be 21 years of age

We know from past Supreme Court rulings that this is Unconstitutional.

Accurate by AcceleratedWallops in politics

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Oil prices are not down. They have been increasing steadily all year, with a massive spike around March and into April, but that calmed down, back to the steady increase. If you look at that "calming down", it might look like the price dropped.

We started massively exporting oil and gas starting February. While our oil production climbed a little and our gas production stayed pretty even, both our oil and gas supply is still plummeting. Demand has slightly increased as summer started, too.

So oil prices still climbing, supply dwindling, and demand steady or slightly climbing. This is a recipe for really high prices.

In addition to that, their has been regional gas supply shortages increasing since about the same time, in the East Coast, Midwest, and just recently a large dip in the Gulf Coast region.

US government admits they started the largest wildfire in New Mexico's history, which has damaged and destroyed hundreds of buildings and homes. The fire continues to burn and remains uncontained. by In-the-clouds in news

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Prescribed burns are super common. Usually they become more risky when you slack off and don't do them often enough. Then you are stuck doing much much more expensive and laborious brush clearing, such as with bulldozers with a "rake" attached....or you can risk it and try the easy way, and still burn.

Accurate by AcceleratedWallops in politics

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Expensive empty gestures are not solutions. Price gouging was not the problem with gas prices and funding problems were not the baby formula supply issue.

March 2021 Globalist Simulation of a MONKEYPOX pandemic that kills 270 million people.... by HongKongPhooey in conspiracy

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Very interesting how that simulation warned of "dual purpose" medical research (ie weapons development and protection), and the huge risks of this research.

These types of simulations are pretty common. I wouldn't say that makes them any less suspicious though. I remember the one just before Covid, the Crimson Contagion. It just so happened to simulate a respiratory virus originating from China and the simulation ended on August 2019. The final report was presented to Congress in December 2019.

The Wikipedia entry has been gutted by 80%. The Wikipedia history has been forged, to have only started in late March 2020‎.. The Archive.org Wayback Machine history of the wiki page has been cut off at April 20, 2020. I had linked the wiki page on Reddit in late Feb 2020. Most of my Reddit history has been removed. All mention of Crimson Contagion before March 2020 is removed from Reddit. I'm no longer able to find any web sites or news articles mentioning it before March 2020 either.

It was heavily covered, well before March 2020, as everyone complained that Trump "fired the pandemic response team," when his administration established the Global Health Security Strategy, which disbanded the handful of old guys with other jobs, and replaced it with a comprehensive all-of-government pandemic plan. The Crimson Contagion simulation was to test this response. The results did very poorly and you better bet your ass that Congress instantly whined like babies about it in December, rather than waiting until March 2020, a month and a half into the Covid pandemic. The US feds delivered its first batch of Covid tests on February 4th, 2020 to a few states, they were mostly botched and took another two weeks to get the issues worked out. The pandemic did not at all start in March, even for the US.

The Crimson Contagion simulated a SARS respiratory virus originating in China and spreading. You will only find information about it simulating influenza now. You will also find a couple flawed mentions that the scenario involved a virus jumping from animals to people. Oddly, you won't find mention of it before March 2020, aside from purported drafts of the report.

The Internet history has been rewritten and flooded with false history.

American girls are now reaching puberty as young as SIX in phenomenon scientists think may be linked to childhood obesity, chemicals in plastic and stress by HongKongPhooey in news

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We are flooded with so many hormone disrupting pollutions, from plastics, to water contamination, to just about everything.

Michigan school assignment outrage as Barack Obama's image used to represent humans on worksheet about types of primates by SoCo in NotTheOnion

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You can see how the image of the worksheet carefully cuts off the list of primate types, to exclude "human".

I wonder if the same outrage would be made over Albert Einstein's similar use in a similar depiction of primates....specifically apes?

https://www.primatespark.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/are-humans-great-apes.png

Biden Urges Americans to Reject Same “Replacement Theory” He Once Advanced by Rob3122 in politics

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People feel oppressed....old white guy in position of power urges you to reject their oppression as false. This is some old school DNC right here.

Nina Jankowicz’s Faulty Record, Not Her Critics, Doomed the Disinformation Board by Drewski in politics

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lol, I read that ridiculous joke of an The Washington Post article the other day. I've stopped being surprised by such utter media fascism. That is par for the course, especially from WaPo, NYT, etc.

Police Chief Arrested, Jailed for Running a Meth Distribution Ring by Drewski in PoliceMisconduct

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I agree that we need to legalize all drugs. I can't really see meth being any worse or more dangerous than cocaine, as the article suggests, especially if legality ensured they were both unadulterated. Sure, it's synthetic, but it is also a well established medication, as is forms of cocaine. I'd put them in an extremely similar boat.

Reckless and excessive use can be dangerous, damaging, and addictive....just like Coca-cola, Pepsi, Red-bull, sugar, salt, trans-fat, etc. It just doesn't make sense legally or Constitutionally to nanny-state people based on danger, especially with the hypocrisy on other forms of danger.

Police Chief Arrested, Jailed for Running a Meth Distribution Ring by Drewski in PoliceMisconduct

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That does seem to be bullshit.

Prescription opioids are the most common class of drugs involved in overdose deaths in Oklahoma being present in 85% of those deaths. In fact, more overdose deaths involve prescription opioids than all illicit drugs combined.

https://oklahoma.gov/health/prevention-and-preparedness/injury-prevention-service/drug-overdose.html

Slashdot, the Facebook of tech idiots, seems excessively anti-crypto and constantly pushes cryptocurrency falsehoods by SoCo in cryptocurrency

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I've remained pretty solid on my outlook for quite a few years. The value seems to be holding pretty well steady at $30K to me. There is many ways to look at that value; It is -30% from last year, but +300% from 2 years ago, and +1500% from 5 years go. The perspective that matters, depend on how long your investment position is.

I consider the massive, growing, yearly credit card fraud rate directly a result of the fundamentally insecure design of credit cards, based on a 1960's security-less concept, then 1980's era half-assed update. Crypto does not have this inherent design flaw. People can see your card number and authorized transaction, without copying it. While people can still be defrauded of crypto, it will not be due to fundamental flaws in the transaction system's design its self. Without that fundamental flaw, I'm not sure I'd expect credit card companies to pay for mistakes squarely of users. With crypto, there is no company getting rich, by duping people into using an insecure system, so there is no one to hold liable for user mistakes.

Profit taking is a rational part of investing. Yes, I took a portion of profits out, reported them on taxes, and really wasn't hit bad at all by it. Now, I can say I made (a humble) tens of thousands in profit (from my humble investment of $20-50 per paycheck for awhile early on), even if it goes to zero now; Can't lose.

The world economy is crashing. Current stocks and most assets are very irrational right now. Buying stock dips and the crypto dip is quite an opportunity for those fortunate enough to be able to do so. I expect this crypto dip to be temporary, but I am very patient. On the long run, most of these stocks that crashed were hugely, massively, overinflated in value, thanks to massive debt, encouraged by so very long of low interest rates; most will never recover that value again fully. Crypto on the other hand, may have been overpriced for the current time and current uniquely dire world economy situation, especially due to inflation uncertainty, but I consider it's current value extremely too low for the long term. It's still in its infancy, leaving its value to be not yet fully realized and to be extremely volatile. I expect volatility to seriously calm and the value to seriously rise over time, as adoption increases, the crypto system expands and matures, and common market tools such as those silly trading things like index funds, futures, options, and the such, pin the value to the value of other things; these types of market tools are what helps stabilize most stock values.

Amazon hosts all of the CIA’s computer infrastructure. They just signed a $10 billion contract with the NSA. But don’t worry, they’re a totally normal company that started as a bookstore. by Drewski in conspiracy

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I was thinking along the lines of how Google's Recaptcha / Analytics and Amazon Cloudflair DDoS protection, get pinged when you visit almost every website, telling it your IP, the website/specific-URL you visited, when you visited it and how often. Social media buttons and trackers will accomplish the same, though. Also Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and more have widely used JavaScript libraries and fonts that many web sites use, but frequently include hosted from their big+fast servers, not the website itself (FontAwesome, Ajax, jQuery, Bootstrap, etc). Collecting access to these kinds of resources are specifically a side channel attack, when it comes to tracking users. The amount of people using Google's DNS 8.8.8.8 or Amazon's DNS 1.1.1.1 or now Mozilla's DNS over HTTPS are also extremely high, thanks to lazy defaults.

Phishing Scammers Steal Hollywood Comedian Seth Green's Pricey Apes by jet199 in Entertainment

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Yeah, both are based on Firefox. Mozilla's version of Firefox has a shit-ton of stuff that collects every website you visit, and even pings when you close a tab. Most popular browsers are pure spy apparatus (ie Firefox Chrome and more). Telemetry, malicious site blocking, SSL cert checking, account protection, and the such are just excuses to track you or leak your usage to parties that can. Open source forks of browsers are important to avoid this.

TorBrowser has been around quite awhile as a security enhanced fork of Firefox. Brave Browser is the same, but quite newer. All "new" security is subject to a long road of painfully being run though the ringer. I don't see why the DNS leak (of onion addresses) were being made, as it doesn't make sense to send addresses out to check, but it seems Brave Browser was made aware of it with their hack/bug bounty system and fixed it rather quickly. That seems the tail of how we expect bugs and security issues to be found and fixed now days.

Phishing Scammers Steal Hollywood Comedian Seth Green's Pricey Apes by jet199 in Entertainment

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I can't imagine pay-walls ever really working. People have tried so long. Once you get access, you copy the content and re-post it somewhere else. People have already been trying the paywall concept with crypto for articles and porn; I suspect it hasn't proven the greatest.

Having software that makes payments without interaction is super dangerous. That already means it is unencrypted and ready to be drained with the slightest exploit or malware. These sort of hot wallets should only have small amounts of funds in them, and only briefly.

While I can relate to concerns about how people might leverage crypto to monetize the web, I think innovation in doing so is a very good thing. The scourge of advertisers and their embedded role of personal data collectors is the worst and needs to end.

I've seen innovations like Brave Browser and their ideas with Basic Attention Token come along. I wasn't stoked about the idea of getting paid to opt-in to ads, but any innovation, especially optional ones seem good progress. I really liked their additional strategy of making it easy to tip websites, even setting up small automatic tips when you visit. This sort of voluntary payment I really like. Many sites I wish I could easily tip, especially when finding a particularly useful article.

I think many entire industries are fighting for ways to monetize their content and they should get paid somehow for it or good content will go away. New technology gives the ability to do this in new bad or good ways. I'm hoping good ways will prevail.

US DHS puts new Disinformation Governance Board on pause after bipartisan outrage by SoCo in news

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Source

I forgot to add the source. It is quite deranged and misleading, so I just picked out the facts. It looks like some other source are finally starting to pen some articles on the topic now.

Phishing Scammers Steal Hollywood Comedian Seth Green's Pricey Apes by jet199 in Entertainment

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So it sounds like people are using their high value wealth storage wallet for day to day dumb stuff....That seems the equivalent of someone walking around with their retirement fund and life savings in their back pocket and then getting mugged.

'South Park' writer makes website for Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) before she can do so. by Mastermustard04 in news

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South Park quickly turned ultra-left trash to avoid the outrage cancel machine years and years ago

Mechanisms of COVID-19 Vaccine Injury - ICENI by zyxzevn in VaccineInjuries

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This article sounded all serious in the beginning and then went silly at the end.

Strangely, I've yet to see anyone mention thyroid disorders or immune problems such as Graves Disease or Hoshimoto's Disease. I might have to post a link or two.

Phishing Scammers Steal Hollywood Comedian Seth Green's Pricey Apes by jet199 in Entertainment

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I'm not sure how you even get phished for this stuff. You have to have quite an extreme lacking of security and have forgone all the protections that nagged you over and over, to even have this possible.

Researchers devise iPhone malware that runs even when device is turned off by GeorgeCarlin in news

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The cellular module already does this, it is part of the 911 emergency stuff.

Audit finds half of Joe Biden’s Twitter followers are fake by [deleted] in news

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Twitter isn't a platform designed properly for human conversation, so it's probably all really bots or bot-like human content. The design doesn't work for interaction, just for notification feeds. Any interaction should be assumed fake.

Amazon hosts all of the CIA’s computer infrastructure. They just signed a $10 billion contract with the NSA. But don’t worry, they’re a totally normal company that started as a bookstore. by Drewski in conspiracy

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Google is in the same boat. Between Google and Amazon, the US intelligence has a side channel attack that can see nearly everything people do on the internet.

MSNBC 'military analyst' posts video game clip claiming it's Ukraine war footage by Rob3122 in politics

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The US is playing Ukraine like a video game, while the real people are dying.

Slashdot, the Facebook of tech idiots, seems excessively anti-crypto and constantly pushes cryptocurrency falsehoods by SoCo in cryptocurrency

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I don't mind people disagreeing with me, but not being hateful and spreading disinformation, which is what perturbs me about the canvassing on Slashdot.

Bitcoins current value is quite encouraging and is so the mass gains of institutional investors and adoption in the last few years. I don't see it as having peaked and failed, I see it as just beginning. I bought all mine at < $500/BTC. There were no UFC crypto bouts, crypto Super Bowl ads, massive institutional investments, governments using or accepting it, nor a cryptocurrency ATM in every rural Illinois gas station back then. It is an interesting and exciting start.

There's no establishing a fixed fair market value, that's just a term for the going rate people would pay for something. While the global economy is massively crashing and becoming swamped with global inflation, cryptocurrency is an important tool to protect people and their financial freedom. When pressured, many governments will oppress their people with authoritarian mischief and reckless floundering. Those government actions can limit use, confiscate, and devalue government-controlled currencies. No one alternative, crypto including, can bring financial safety, but a multitude of diverse options can really help. Bitcoin has repeatedly massively outperformed the stock-market, unless we frame it very carefully and deceptively.

Bitcoin has several immediate and practical uses, which is what backs it's large value. Being an censorship proof and immutable currency is a huge use, its self. So does being a store of wealth immune to theft, fire, destruction, or need for physical storage. Bitcoin's speed of sending wealth world wide in just a second or two, for a mere dollar or less, is quite amazing compared to our banking system. I've waiting a week for a bank transfer, costing a $25 fee, very many times; it isn't fun. No, of course, if you want that Bitcoin to be 100%, you should wait that 30 minutes more after receiving it to confirm several times...and if you want that confirmation to go faster and Bitcoin is being heavily used, then you probably would need to spend like $5 fee. That leads into the most massively valuable use of cryptocurrency...

Cryptocurrency is easily programmatically automated and manipulated securely. Because of this, the entire ecosystem of cryptocurrencies and work together. That Bitcoin that is a little slow and has expensive fees at times, but has massive security, can be used alongside and with other cryptocurrencies with different qualities. You can store your long term wealth in Bitcoin-the-boat-anchor, but trade some for another coin, with faster (or instantaneous) confirmation times and fees less than a penny. Then use that for your spending pocket cash. Then grab some Dogecoins to donate to some good causes and tip everyone in chat or the web forum, just for fun. Then leverage that programmability to use Etheream or another contract platform coin, to do decentralized financing or invest in a corporation that runs on an algorithm. The simple software disperse funds for charity or basic income project, zero-trust loan systems, or the complex decentralized blockchain corporation that algorithmically hires workers, purchases supplies, and sells products.

In the long run, that massive programmability equates to replacing the entire and extremely massive banking industry. In the US alone, that's nearly 5K companies, many with thousands upon thousands of buildings, and collectively with millions upon millions of employees driving to work daily. Replacing that scourge of a wealth-skimming middle-man industry from society, globally, would equate to remove a whole content worth of carbon foot print or more.

When you consider in that credit card companies globally happily ate $32.39 billion in fraud losses in 2021 in a trend that isn't new, but has tripled in the last decade....you start to get the picture that the banking industry is bloated, over paid, and much too wastefully large. It is time for them to be replaced by automation.

Cryptocurrency is the fair, safe, and green banking replacement.

Slashdot, the Facebook of tech idiots, seems excessively anti-crypto and constantly pushes cryptocurrency falsehoods by SoCo in cryptocurrency

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You can't really blame people for posting deceptive fluff news articles or falling for their propagandized disinformation, even if it is hyping something said by a lame digital asset exchange moron just learning basics of Bitcoin. Of course stupid easily manipulated polls are always manipulated, so no one knows what users really think. Or some nefariously spun vague utterance from a US watchdog, about what "many people think", equating to a US watchdog proclimaition.

Yet, the mass canvassing of comments are quite concerning. They are filled with so much hate and overt falsehoods.

Why Did Luna And The Rest Of Crypto Crash This Week? by chottohen in cryptocurrency

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Buzzfeed with the only level headed article about this.

Overwhelming majority of Americans want companies to stay away from political advocacy, poll by [deleted] in politics

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They ban both corporate political advocacy and political donations (ie Citizens United). Advocacy is just a political donation, with extra steps, and no maximum legal limit.

Why make a limited donation to a campaign, when you can spend unlimited amounts to campaign for the candidate yourself through advocacy of them and their talking-point issues, with no oversight or accountability of your deceptive messaging?

GOP senator apologizes after boos for ‘two sexes’ remarks by pcpmasterrace in politics

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Agree with her "two biological sexes" remark or not, she's a weak tool for not sticking up for what she believes in under the slightest pressure. I can respect people I don't agree with, but not scum that just follow what they think the crowd expects. The electoral echo chamber strips us of representation, by not allowing us to vote on the candidate, but instead on their ever changing guess of what they think people want, which is heavily manipulated by media.

The locals are rioting in Chicago again by iamonlyoneman in news

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Was this another anti-unborn rights protest?

Abbott baby formula factory claims the FDA HASN'T given it the greenlight to restart production despite agency claiming it could be up and running in two weeks by HongKongPhooey in politics

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The FDA also claimed they Abbott was not restricted from selling the specialized formula, but in reality they were forced to evaluate on a case by case basis.

A FDA that people can't trust is not capable of doing its job.

It's all in how you raise them by send_nasty_stuff in memes

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I've been around a lot of actual pit-bull dogs and have raised a few.

California Law Requiring Women On Corporate Boards Ruled Unconstitutional by [deleted] in news

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Logic melt down..

A law requiring a certain amount of people to "identify" a particular way may not actually be as obtusely Unconstitutionally discriminatory as it seems, since it doesn't discriminate based on an actual tangible thing, but instead a belief. Yet, it is Unconstitutional to discriminate based on religious beliefs.

...but yeah, any nutjob politician who voted for this obvious discrimination should be censure and voted off before their next expression of discriminatory hate gets more extreme.

California panel unanimously rejects proposal for plant to turn ocean water into drinking water by BravoVictor in news

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They will continue excessively draining rivers, killing wildlife, and blaming it on global warming.

New Illinois law targets people involved in organized retail crimes. “Organized retail crime is very much linked to other dangerous criminal activity, such as human trafficking, gun trafficking, drug trafficking, and in some instances, terrorism,” Raoul said. by Chipit in news

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I guess all that gun-grabber stuff didn't make it into the end cut of the bill, like the seemingly Unconstitutional fingerprint requirements? The rules requiring doxing online sales websites to dox high volume sellers is pretty ridiculous and seemingly Unconstitutional too.

Governor Pringles can't seem to accomplish anything without an authoritarian foot to the neck.

It's all in how you raise them by send_nasty_stuff in memes

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Pit-bulls are some of the smartest and kindest dogs. Any big animal is dangerous if you abuse it or raise it to be. Their genetic history of fighting other dogs, does not equate to instinctive aggression towards humans.

So many posts about Republican neofascism by boobiebrother in politics

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Bots are pushing projection desperately

Collapse of Luna cryptocurrency leads to $11 million exploit on Venus Protocol by Drewski in cryptocurrency

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The security vulnerabilities of Proof Of Stake are on display. It makes the coin's market value an integral component of its security. It seems many coins are tripping over themselves to break their security by switching from PoW to PoS, after being tricked by the banker "think of the environment" ruse. Like a mouse to a cheesy trap.

What's up with the sudden need for blood donations? by Jatz_Crackers in conspiracy

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It sounds like you can get the same benefits from leaches. When medicine comes full circle....

Elon Musk puts Twitter (TWTR) deal on hold pending supporting info on bot stats by AmericanMuskrat in news

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His work at Twitter is already done, no need to spend money.

Americans oppose transgender surgeries, anti-puberty blockers for minors: poll by [deleted] in news

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The other type of a 'conversion therapy.' Obviously both types are child abuse.

Texas mom who laced baby’s milk with drugs will only serve probation by HongKongPhooey in news

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Seems like legalized abortion.

Downed Russian fighter jets have been found with basic GPS 'receivers to the dashboards, UK defense minister told by Sunshine14 in WorldNews

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It sounds more like they were fighting GPS jamming efforts of their US/EU proxy war counter parts (or possibly working around their own).

Yet, this is a propaganda war, so a gish gallop of yellow journalism insulting Russians and their military is a tactical weapon. It just wastes your time and insults your intelligence doing so.

Urgency of Critical Minerals by James_Smith in environment

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It's all a ruse. There isn't enough minerals on the planet to meet the EV goals. We will need completely revolutionary technological advancements in batteries and a few other areas to achieve those goals. While we need critical mineral independence, just as we need oil independence, pretending we simply need to dig more for these minerals is a distraction. Also, just like with oil, digging for these minerals will scar our environment. The good news is that we are making new battery advancements quickly; sometimes you get lucky. In mean time, someone's brother's eco-destruction strip mine will get a kick back of a no-bid contract for some DNC donations, and make some fat loot, all while suckers ironically cheer them on for "saving the environment".

Crypto investment my ass: financial advice from a newbie by jostiniane in cryptocurrency

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I wouldn't expect mining companies to sit on any crypto assets, so them selling hardware doesn't hurt anyone. It just helps make Bitcoin mining more eco-friendly. We have too many people mining and very small profit margins, with outdated, inefficient hardware. They will be the first to go.

The entire world economy seems to be crashing. It makes sense that institutional investors, hedging their investments from inflation in crypto, would pull much wealth out now to buy the dip in the blood bath of the standard stock markets right now. Bitcoin will recover in the long run. We might lose some weaker and hype-reliant junk along the way, but that is how survival of the fittest goes.

AI traffic light system could make traffic jams a distant memory by TheRealPanzer in technology

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It's neat to apply machine learning to this.

Video traffic detection has been around for at least a decade, using cameras to detect cars in lanes and count congestion. They were very smart at detecting and counting vehicles (and pedestrians in crosswalks), well before AI became hyped. They are just massively expensive and have a ton more infrastructure and maintenance requirements, than old-reliable magnetic detectors. How often will your traffic crew need to clean or replace cameras, blocking traffic from a bucket truck, due to spiders making homes on the lenses, dust/dirt, sun or ocean saltwater damage to lenses, or snow?

The simple reality, is that magnetic loop detectors are used because they are cheap. Multiple ones can be added with minor cost and know congestion levels instantly, well before the vehicles get to the light. Yet, larger, more congested urban cities frequently need to surpass this to use video detection anyways, despite its pitfalls.

This product will need to grow to manage entire corridors of traffic lights or whole congested portions of cities to be very useful. The type of busy intersection which could afford this fancy of attention, would be heavily dependent on coordination; the intersection lights down the road all need to be coordinated in sync with this one.

It sounds like this idea could probably be expanded to do just that. If it can manage multiple lights in a congested down-town portion of a city, while keeping them in coordination, they'd have something pretty solid. If it could also do so automatically, without any light phase timing manually configured, it would be massive. Typically they have engineers do surveys of each intersection, work up complex formulas, and configure the proper phase timing routines in each traffic controller, adhering to required times for pedestrian to cross, yellow lights (in the US, or comparable), and other safety requirements. This constitutes a huge setup cost and complexity with coordination.

Senate fails to advance bill to guarantee abortion access nationwide by [deleted] in politics

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Alternate perspective title: Senate fails to advance bill blocking unborn child rights and protections nationwide

That bill was super extreme and pretty unconscionable for anyone to support, even adamant pro-choicer's, imo.

FDA refuses to say when America's largest baby formula plant will reopen . . . or why it's closed during this severe shortage by iamonlyoneman in conspiracy

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Pretty weird. It seems this is the most major factory making this largely used baby formula in the nation. Don't let them fool you into thinking this is just for babies with weird problems; a large portion of the population can't stomach the highly processed soy-based non-alternatives. The FDA testing seems to have found the factory to be a dangerous filthy toilet seat.

Senior Council Foreign Relations Scientist: The Point of Masks Is To Cause Alarm by HongKongPhooey in politics

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This is a logically dishonest position, in the context of a respiratory virus. Captains trying to deny their ship is sinking always, regard those dawning life jackets as needlessly causing alarm.

Vaccinated US COVID-19 deaths has doubled from almost 20% to 40% in the last year by SoCo in news

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I did try to highlight the important part. Unfortunately, this was the best of many articles about it. Others skipped these numbers and only reported about how great new statistics showed booster protections to be.

How Democrats Con You Into Voting On Abortion Crisis They Created! (18:33) ~ The Jimmy Dore Show by JasonCarswell in politics

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This guy is a douche, and Dems didn't create the abortion issue, nor is it in a crises or even about to have any significant change. Yet Dems did try to hype it into a crisis, with their desperate need for a pivotal election issue. The last election pivoted around Covid handling, yet we've saw no improvements, or even focus on that, since the election ended; it's gotten much worse and leadership simply is ignoring it.

While the "leadership" of USA wants to allow them to make their own nukes, Iran looks like it's preparing to give USA an EMP strike. Enjoy the stone age. by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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Fixing problems is easy, 'make nukes and we will fuck you up.' Dragging problems out indefinitely and profiting all along the way, while tricking the public into thinking you are actively fix them, with irresponsible garbage treaties/deals, now that takes skill!

Ex-Biden aide Symone Sanders’ MSNBC debut is a ratings flop by [deleted] in news

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No clue who that is. It's weird that people still watch TV/Cable.

Lindsey Graham praises Biden as the 'best person' to lead the country by HongKongPhooey in news

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Ouch. I think a lot of people thought Biden would be a safe bet. They seem increasingly regretful as the country plummets into an increasing dumpster-fire.

Vietnam admits deploying bloggers to support the Communist Party's policies, operates a network of nearly 1,000 "public opinion shapers". (BBC 2013) by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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I can agree with the sentiment, but I'm not sure how much I demand the public around me keep up with current event topics. I see falling for such propaganda to be much easier, if you are not well informed on the topics. If we are all kept poor and struggling, then we don't have the time or energy to keep well informed; this may be by design.

PE teacher 'exposed himself in park and swung penis round like Catherine wheel' by HongKongPhooey in news

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Skilled street performers just don't get the appreciation they used to, it seems.

Didnt it used to be bad to claim elections were stolen? Or is that only when the orange one does it? Biden's new Press Secretary can do it i guess. by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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It was never bad, every election is heavily contested.

We've tried our best to demonize normal/common actions Trump did. We do it by projecting nefarious motivations behind the actions. This strategy is just textbook gaslighting.