Minnesota Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Meant to Fire Taser, Chief Says by StrategicTactic in news

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If only intentions counted and not actions eh? If she couldn't tell the difference between a taser and a firearm, how could she tell the difference between a cell phone and a firearm? Or cat litter and drugs?

Kansas 13-Year-Old Girl Who Pointed Finger Gun at Classmates Charged With a Felony by StrategicTactic in news

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I don't fully agree with you, but I don't fully disagree either. I think we are much too harsh on things like bullying and fighting (especially fighting back, which is idiotic to the extreme), but I do not believe we should have informal duels in the streets either.

YouTube Removes the Dislike Button Because Biden Keeps Getting Nuked With Dislikes. Imagine being such a popular president that social media completely changes their UI to keep people from criticizing you. Comments saying, “Dislike button” will be used as substitutes. by Chipit in politics

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I've seen a few different reports of it. At least of a youtube trial run removing the visibility of the dislikes, not removing it entirely or the comments part. Most that I've seen mention the massive ratios that Biden has been getting.

Other side of the Story? by StillLessons in politics

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George Floyd has multiple priors, and in one particular instance, he ingested the drugs he had on him so they could not be found. Then he feigned (or maybe it was real) paranoia, where he claimed "He couldn't breathe". Sound familiar? During the time with Derek Chauvin, he was put into the patrol car where he kept crying out in terror about being claustrophobic and demanded to be put outside. That is when Chauvin restrained him. I believe the cops were waiting for medical services, since WHILE IN THE CAR he was saying he could not breathe. Since you CAN breathe if you can talk, it was probably not considered an emergency by medical.

The autopsy report showed no soft tissue damage to the neck or spine (which would have happened if trauma was caused, including suffocation), and a mixture of drugs including Fentanyl. The amount in his system was 3 times what has been known to cause death elsewhere. Another report from the same coroner said that if he had not seen the video and was told it the toxicology report was from someone pulled from an apartment, he would have declared it to be an overdose.

New rule proposal: English only by mongre in SaidIt

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I disagree. I have no problems if a group wants to start a sub with a different language as it's primary. If a sub wants English to be it's language, then let it be so as well. No need for a site-wide rule.

‘The city is trying to dump their responsibility’: Minneapolis court denies approving $27m George Floyd settlement | News Break by StrategicTactic in news

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Previously, the Washington Post reported that Minneapolis officials consulted with Hennepin County Chief District Judge Toddrick S Barnette, who gave them the go-ahead on the settlement, the largest in the city’s history and one of the biggest ever in a policing death.

But on Tuesday, Judge Barnette’s colleague, Judge Cahill, overseeing the Chauvin trial, dismissed this description of events.

“A I recall in my discussions with Judge Barnette, the answer was, ‘We can’t tell you what to do,’” Mr Cahill said. “And I think he expressed the concern that we have about doing such a thing in the middle of jury selection. So there is no approval by this court. We had no authority to approve any release at this time.”

75% Of US Troops Refused Taking COVID-19 Vaccine Says Pentagon Report by christnmusicreleases in news

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This is a weird source. GreatGameIndia.com? And the first link that supposedly looks to verify their number (75%) is just a link to itself.

Then they give a link to a politico article that gives a completely different number- 33%, and follow it up by saying as much: "According to the latest reports issued by the Pentagon, one-third of the US troops have refused to take the vaccination to shield themselves from the coronavirus."

They never justify their initial claim of 75%, or how they got to that number.

Facebook bans Australia from Viewing or Posting news by scrubking in censorship

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Food for thought:

Ever play Risk? Australia is pretty isolated already. Enforce a communication isolation and you effectively have a totally isolated society.

Also of interest: Australia is relatively close to the US in policy. They are a bit more liberal in some areas, notably in that they have already disarmed their population. A few articles lately indicated their willingness to use state control over their people (see: drones over wilderness to enforce COVID, arresting protesters). If there was any major conspiracy, especially one designed for the US or globally, Australia is a perfect place for any test runs.

Biden to sign executive order addressing chip shortage by StrategicTactic in news

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So are you a bot, a cultist, or just retarded?

Biden to sign executive order addressing chip shortage by StrategicTactic in news

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Translation: Trump's tariff war with China reduced the income of AMD, Intel, Qualcomm, so they are getting a bailout via executive order.

Gov. DeSantis Tells Biden: "Go Fuck Yourself" - Real Raw News by Questionable in politics

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Not sure if I like him for looking at the actual science, or dislike him for ignoring the constitutional issue about freedom of movement between states.

Done with life by [deleted] in TruFemcels

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She is wrong. She is insulting and assuming a generalization of people, and it is based upon some crazy ideas that she seems to have about ALL men. If I were to do the same just based upon her post, I would be saying things like "All women are crazy controlling b* who have no hearts. They only want your money and would kill you as soon as they get it." I do not believe that is true, and therefore I do not believe her post is true. If you think that only women have challenges, you are wrong. If you think only men have challenges, you are wrong. It is that simple.

If you seek broken people, you will find them. If you seek someone to fix you, you might find one- but they are there to fix, not to keep you. As long as the people here continue to spread broken ideas like "All * think *" you will find the same results. It really is that simple. I do not expect you to change. I do not expect OP to change. I wish you would, and that you would find happiness.

As to your idea that a lot of men are addicted to internet porn, you are correct, in so far as your sample size. If you only ask people on reddit, you will get a sample of people on reddit. If you look outside, you will find a sample of those outside. If you go to a bar to get guys, you will find guys who go to bars to get girls. It is useless to complain that "men fucking love terrorising women" when you keep looking in the same place. People are attracted to certain types, and then get mad when they cant find people outside those types. This is why the abused often keep finding abusers, not because they want the abuse, but because they keep doing the same behavior that leads them to them.

Sellout Sanders Backstabs the Left on a Minimum Wage Hike by Tarrock in politics

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Statist: Look at social media! How awful the monopoly! Clearly this shows how a completely free capitalistic system fails!. ... Government protections for social media are needed to prevent frivolous lawsuits!

Libertarian: Honk honk

Senate Unanimously Adopts Ernst Amendment Prohibiting Raising the Minimum Wage During CCP Virus Pandemic by PulletPower in news

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Because I'm not OP and hadn't heard of it until this post?

ALARMING: DEMOCRATS Introduce Bill Calling For MANDATORY LICENCE FOR ALL GUNS, Universal GUN DATABASE, BANNING OWNERSHIP Of Guns By Anyone Younger Than 21 by NewsJunkie in news

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If by "decent" you mean "only allowed for the rich who are approved by the government" then yes, it would be "decent". This mandates a 24 hour training course with yearly payments. Basically a NFL 'tax' stamp just to defend yourself. Not to mention the waiting period, which is great for those terrified of people violating restraining orders. Oh, and btw, it also asks your ex-spouse for information on how "stable" you are. The registry also lists not only what guns you have, but where they are- and makes such a list available to the public. Thus, it is a government mandated shopping list for criminals who do want guns.

Lost all of mine in a boating accident.

Reddit user makes front page by saying "Adding skin colors to emojis was a step back", what universe is this? by Vigte in MeanwhileOnReddit

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The smiley face is yellow. Clear asian bias. /s

Ford and Google team on Android in the dashboard and the cloud everywhere else by StrategicTactic in technology

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We’ve seen Android Automotive OS used this way already, of course, with Volvo and Polestar already having vehicles relying on the car-centric platform in dealerships. GM and other automakers have announced plans to adopt the system, too. Unlike Android Auto, which projects a smartphone interface on top of the vehicle’s native software, Android Automotive OS runs in the vehicle itself. That allows it deep connections with things like engine status, battery charge level, and more.

Yeah, I don't really want google in control of my car.

Robinhood forcibly selling shares of GameStop without users’ consent by Tom_Bombadil in conspiracy

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Dont know for sure, but I put up a twitter link earlier to someone saying the same.

Scientists Want to Fight Climate Change by Blocking the Sun With Dust by format in news

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Looks like what I remember, though poorer in quality. Guess they settled on that wikipedia warning for now. Probably be gone in a year.

Scientists Want to Fight Climate Change by Blocking the Sun With Dust by format in news

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I had a link to a site where John Coleman (founder of the Weather Channel) had a long video explaining exactly how the hoax got started and got out of control. Of course the original was removed from all official sites, and the site I had found it on was pretty cancerous and stopped working before I could strip the video.

Two guys start a D-FW mask factory but can’t catch a break. Forget made in Texas. China always wins by StrategicTactic in corruption

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I believe they had gambled big on selling to the county. I don't think they have anything set up for individual packaging (which would likely be needed for individual or retail sales). I would bet they contacted media for articles like this in the hope that the public might put some pressure on the county to change things to get some sort of "buy local" preferential treatment thing passed.

Even if they didn't plan on it, I would assume that they should be able to recoup some losses by selling individual masks, even if it is out of a van or kiosk.

Should I get my teeth filled? by trident765 in nonmorons

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I agree with AmericanMuskrat. I went to a common chain dentist near me at one point. They said I needed about 8k worth of work. I found a small family dentist and he agreed I would need some of it done, but only about $700. I have refused to go to anyone else since.

Done with life by [deleted] in TruFemcels

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What amazing projection. Whenever you want to join the rest of people who have relationships, or at least civil conversations, you will need to get over your narcissism. What you may have seen in one person does not make it so for everyone else, and the reverse is true. As long as you only see people this way, you will only find groups like this to encourage your behavior.

Merriam-Webster Changes Definition Of ‘White Supremacist’ To ‘Anyone Who Wins In The Stock Market When They’re Not Supposed To’ by scrubking in politics

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You can block who you like, but babylonbee has been a satire site for a long time

Robinhood Blocking Traders from GameStop, AMC & More Amid Surge by scrubking in politics

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TradeZero is offering market correction.

In light of current market volatility, we are NOT restricting transactions for certain securities to position closing only, including $AMC and $GME.

Economist tallies swelling cost of Israel to US by Obbop in corruption

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What do you call it when a person or group demands your money at the threat of violence?

GOP lawmaker: 'Legitimate conversations' taking place about taxing the amount of miles you drive by scrubking in politics

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This would disproportionately affect rural areas. Most of those are red areas. Sounds like political suicide.

ALARMING: DEMOCRATS Introduce New GUN CONTROL Bill REGULATING GUN GIFTS To Friends And Family by NewsJunkie in Guns

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Rather hard to enforce anyways. No physical requirements are needed, so not much to prevent people from backdating a verbal agreement.

"Hey Joe, remember when we were talking about hunting and you said you might want to come sometime? Well, lets just remember that I said I wanted to give you this then."

"Free speech" by [deleted] in corruption

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Sounds like you are "being an asshole". Should what you have said be grounds for deplatforming? Maybe you should re-evaluate your priorities in life. Censorship always bites at those who endorse it, unless they have and keep power.

Done with life by [deleted] in TruFemcels

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Both sexes have challenges. Males can never be alone with a female without some sort of recording device- since a female is always taken at her word. There have been recordings of males being physically assaulted by women in the street and they cannot lift a hand to defend themselves- because they know even one push and they are going to jail. Women can live at the home of a rich guy and do literally nothing, decide to go their own way and demand half of his current assets, as well as future payouts from his income. Males are currently being told they are the root cause of all evil in society, and their entire existence is only judged on how successful they can be. Which is probably why males are three times more likely to commit suicide than females, as there is still a stigma for even asking for help. Even in crime, males are over-represented; there was a female manager where I work who was told that if she had been male the robber would have killed her, but he wouldn't kill anyone's mother. Men are more likely to be arrested for crimes, and more likely to get jail time. Men are far less likely to win child custody cases, and some women have had literal pedophilic relationships ignored or cheered.

UK bill allowing for child spies is ‘really quite Orwellian’ by Optimus85 in Surveillance

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Really? From the FIRST search result that came up:

“Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it… All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children.”

― George Orwell, 1984

How the media is lying about /r/WallStreetBets and GameStop. They are trying to blame WSB for ruining the market and not the hedge funds shorting over 100%. Remember: anyone telling you WSB are to blame and not the hedge funds is lying, and is the enemy of the people. by Chipit in media_criticism

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Even if it is true, I see no wrong in it. People are choosing to get together and take a risk with their money. Some hedge fund group taking a hit or going out of business doesnt bother me at all, even less so with how many other businesses have died from the government mandates. Did no one tell them investing is a risky business?

States Eye Allowing Concealed Carry of Guns without a Permit | Newsmax.com by carn0ld03 in USnews

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Gun control is a joke anyways. It is literally engaging in countering pre-crime like in Minority Report. Murder is illegal, and yet whenever someone gets murdered with a screwdriver there is no grand call for the confiscation and ban of screwdrivers.

And the required classes? Those are being taught by people who are paid by those taking the class. Just think about that for a second. People are paid to make sure people get permits. Not paid to make sure they are safe or responsible, but to make sure they pass. Not only that, but if an instructor gets poor reviews they may get fired and have trouble finding that job elsewhere. So the guy who is posing in selfies with the gun on his temple, who doesnt even have a holster or bag to carry the firearm, is the one who gets to tell the instructor how good a job they did to get them certified. See the problem yet?

I officially have a sleep disorder by HornyToad in TruFemcels

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Sleep apnea is relatively common as far as sleep disorders go, and doesn't often need treatment. It is similar to having seasonal allergies in that most doctors don't care. I was told that I had it, and just to not sleep on my back- which I do not normally do anyways.

Two guys start a D-FW mask factory but can’t catch a break. Forget made in Texas. China always wins by StrategicTactic in corruption

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The Tarrant County purchasing department disqualified them from bidding.

County officials say it’s because the local masks weren’t tested by the public health department. But hey, the feds have already given the 1836 the safety seal of approval.

Whitley said federal testing is good enough for him, but state law makes it difficult for governments to not accept the lowest bid.

Hiking the minimum wage lowers opportunities for poor by Tomoko in news

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No matter how high you raise a minimum wage, you will not change the value of the work, only the value of the dollar.

Libertarian, Green parties sue Texas over ballot requirements by Tomoko in news

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A group of third-parties, including the Libertarian and Green parties, are suing Texas, alleging that the state’s rules for earning a spot on the ballot are unconstitutionally burdensome.

Plaintiffs in the suit, filed against the Texas Secretary of State in federal district court in Austin, argue that requirements — one of which calls for them to track down thousands of voters who did not cast ballots in a primary election and get their signatures — create a financial barrier to access for their candidates. The suit seeks for a judge to rule the laws unconstitutional and block their enforcement.

“For the last 50 years, the State of Texas has denied voters their right to cast their votes effectively by enforcing a statutory scheme that guarantees ballot access to the two oldest and largest political parties at taxpayer expense,” the suit said, “while imposing ever-greater burdens on their potential competitors.”

Texas’s nomination petition procedure was adopted in 1905 but has not seen much change since, the suit said.

Marc Rylander, a spokesman for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, which will represent the state in the suit, did not respond to a request for comment late Thursday.

Rylander told the Austin American-Statesman: “We look forward to successfully defending Texas’ reasonable and longstanding ballot-access measures in court.”

Among the plaintiffs are Mark Miller, who ran for railroad commissioner as the Libertarian Party of Texas nominee in 2014 and 2016, and Harris County resident Laura Palmer, former co-chair of the Green Party of Texas.

“We filed this lawsuit to restore and protect the right of all Texas voters to cast their votes effectively for the candidates of their choice,” Miller said in a statement. “As plaintiffs, we represent a wide range of political views, but one point on which we all agree is that every citizen has an equal right to participate in Texas’s elections.”

Texas requires third parties to hold a convention with total attendance equal to 1 percent of the votes cast for governor in the last election. If they fail to meet that requirement, they can either spend heavily on the petition drive or pay a filing fee.

Independent candidates are subject to similar provisions.

When the 1 percent requirement first took effect in 1906, it translated to 2,802 signatures for statewide office, the suit said. In 2020, it amounts to a requirement of more than 83,000 signatures.

No independent or third party has met the convention requirement since 1972, according to the suit.

Oliver Hall, attorney for the plaintiffs and executive director of the nonprofit Center for Competitive Democracy, said third parties often have to hire people to circulate petitions at a cost that could easily exceed $600,000 in 2020.

Texas lawmakers earlier this year passed a bill that allowed parties to have automatic access to the ballot if a candidate received 2 percent of the vote in the last five general elections.

It also added the requirement that candidates either pay a filing fee or submit a petition to appear on a general election ballot — on top of what’s already required for parties.

Hall said such laws limit the amount of viewpoints exposed to Americans, adding that Texas is among the worst states for third-party ballot access in the country. He said other states, such as Arizona, allow petition signatures to be collected electronically and permit candidates more time to collect signatures.

“It’s healthy to have a vibrant, dynamic, open debate where all ideas can be considered,” Hall said. “When you have these restrictions that make it effectively impossible for others to participate and entrench two old established parties, that’s when the system starts to fail and that’s when voters are denied meaningful choices at the polls.”

The price of Xbox Live Gold is going up by StrategicTactic in Gaming

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Previously $59.99 for 12 months. Now going to be $59.99 for 6 months.

Edit: Microsoft has now reversed this planned increase, and will keep the existing pricing. They have also announced that you will be able to play FTP games without needing gold.

Search - Supreme Court of the United States - The ARE hearing a case on election fraud, brought by TRUMP. it actually isn't over yet by bobbobbybob in politics

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No. Even if this case is won, this state alone would not be enough electoral votes. The best outcome would be that this could be used as proof that stuff went off in the election and hope that would be enough to open investigations into other states. That is not likely to happen with a democrat controlled House, Senate, and Executive.

Search - Supreme Court of the United States - The ARE hearing a case on election fraud, brought by TRUMP. it actually isn't over yet by bobbobbybob in politics

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The claim is that the court is reinterpreting the rules to change their meaning, and that their previous judgment on if they could should not be considered. It is very similar to the word games being played in "women's sports" that allow biological males to compete.

Search - Supreme Court of the United States - The ARE hearing a case on election fraud, brought by TRUMP. it actually isn't over yet by bobbobbybob in politics

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A state court, in changing the meaning of laws enacted pursuant to Article II,§ 1, cl. 2, of the United States Constitution (the “Electors Clause”), itself violates the Electors Clause. Therefore, this Court, in assessing whether the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in purporting to interpret Pennsylvania laws that had been enacted pursuant to the Electors Clause, changed the meaning of those laws and thereby violated that clause, may not apply any deference to the purported interpretations of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, but must, instead, perform a genuinely independent review of those interpretations.

Basically, the constitution says that the state legislature is the only ones who can make election laws. The argument here is that the State Supreme Court changed the laws by reinterpreting them, and that the State Supreme Court cannot be the one to judge if it did so fairly, because they were the ones to change it.

Also, for the pedantic, this is not really a fraud case. Fraud has a definite meaning in law and there have not been fraud cases presented to the court. This could be considered an electoral violation, and many are confusing the two. So if any say something like "there have been no fraud cases brought to court!" then they are (to my knowledge) technically correct. In general parlance, fraud is really meaning "something that would have changed election results", not " the intentional use of deceit, a trick or some dishonest means to deprive another of his/her/its money, property or a legal right."

reddit mods these days by [deleted] in MeanwhileOnReddit

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On bubbles:

This is entirely the difference between the left and right. The left values cohesion of the masses, not progress or merit. The right values merit, not cohesion. Thus, the right willing engages in the battle of ideas to let the best rise, while the left censors anything that conflicts with their ideal vision.

Debate sites always start out dominated by the right, and usually end when enough leftists stop allowing debate in one form or another.

Germany to Put COVID Rulebreakers in ‘Detention Camp’ by scrubking in WorldNews

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How odd. I see it here: https://nypost.com/2021/01/18/german-quarantine-breakers-to-be-held-in-refugee-camps/ And they reference it here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/01/17/germans-keep-refusing-quarantine-could-put-detention-centres/ and here: https://www.welt.de/politik/plus224367844/Quarantaenebrecher-Laender-schaffen-Zentralstellen-zur-Zwangseinweisung.html It also references this tweet which shares the above link: https://twitter.com/JoanaCotar/status/1350746606807744515

While most sources I see just quote those, there was also this one: https://gript.ie/germany-detention-centres-covid-quarantine/ and here: https://metro.co.uk/2021/01/19/germany-covid-rule-breakers-could-be-put-into-quarantine-centres-13930409/

But the vast majority quote the first two articles and use similar language. As for "falling for everything", I am seeing this article on a few different sites, including Washington Examiner, Daily Telegraph, Euro Weekly, and Daily Express. The top 5 google news results for "germany quarantine camps" also all come back to these articles.

The telegraph article starts off by saying "could be put" not "are getting put", which seems more alarmist. I don't read german and the welt paper is not fully translated for me, but it seems to be saying that it was a desired outcome if people are refusing to quarantine.

As most in the US do not get current news for countries in Europe, and now suddenly there are several articles, why would you assume gullibility?

Kids find a security flaw in Linux Mint by mashing keys by Panzerfaust in Linux

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We have two different issues:

In all versions of Cinnamon, the on-screen keyboard (launched from the menu) runs within the Cinnamon process and uses libcaribou. Pressing ē crashes Cinnamon.

In versions of Cinnamon 4.2 and higher, there's a libcaribou OSK in the screensaver. Pressing ē there crashes the screensaver. ...

Fixed in Mint 19.x, Mint 20.x and LMDE 4.

Madrid Explosion Leaves at Least 2 Dead by StrategicTactic in news

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Resubmitted after original link used paywall.

Financial Strategies under Biden Administration? by RoccoTheTaco in finance

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I'm not OP so I am not sure, but I believe the deranking comment was a reference to this story: https://abc7news.com/surgeon-general-jerome-adams-president-joe-biden-donald-trump/9842120/

Not sure that it is really news as he is supposed to serve only 4 years and he took office in 2017.

"Antifa" by socks in memes

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Washington Times is indeed fake news. But not for the right, as your 2003 article implies. The vast majority of news is either left leaning or hard left. I also do not find the Southern Poverty Law Center to be any sort of authority on who is left or right, since they have ignored left-wing MURDER on their terrorist map and show no left wing violence at all, while advocating for several left wing causes. I posted the Washington Times as it was the first to come up regarding the FBI comments. Since you can find the same comments here:

https://www.cbs17.com/news/national-news/fbi-director-says-antifa-is-an-ideology-not-an-organization/

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/fbi-wray-antifa/2020/09/25/id/988920/

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/fbi-director-says-antifa-is-an-ideology-not-an-organization/articleshow/78186479.cms

https://www.allsides.com/news/2020-09-17-1059/fbi-antifa-real-thing

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/fbi-director-says-antifa-is-an-ideology-not-an-organization/

https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2020/09/18/fbi-director-faces-scrutiny-over-refusal-to-name-antifa-as-organization/

https://www.abc27.com/news/us-world/politics/fbi-director-says-antifa-is-an-ideology-not-an-organization/

https://www.news10.com/news/national/fbi-director-says-antifa-is-an-ideology-not-an-organization/

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-live-fbi-director-wray-national-security-officials-testify-on-homeland-security-threats

https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/nation-world/fbi-director-says-antifa-is-an-ideology-not-an-organization/507-5da2ec8e-37c4-44d5-ba63-9a30cf72940b

And more, I figured you would not have a problem with the quote.

Antifa is a specific name for a type of group that does not exist.

I believe we have now shown this to be false, as we have both congressional testimony saying otherwise and several examples of smaller groups.

This is local, and not powerful nationally

I will just quote the FBI director. '"Let me try to be as clear as I can about that: antifa is a real thing, it is not a fiction,” Wray declared, Newsweek reported. “We have seen organized tactical activity at the local regional level.

"We have seen antifa adherence coalescing and working together in what I would describe as small groups and nodes," Wray said, adding the bureau is conducting multiple investigations "into some anarchist violent extremists, some of whom operate through these nodes."

"We're going to be looking — and we have been looking — at their funding, their tactics, their logistics, their supply chains and we're going to pursue all available charges."

Wray added that the fact the FBI has found locally organized activity does not "diminish how serious and dangerous it is."

"We don't view how nationally organized something is as a proxy for how dangerous it is."'

There aren't any significant 'antifa' groups in the US, by contrast with the KKK and similar groups.

Naturally, Portland has a group that's happy to call themselves 'antifa: https://rosecityantifa.org/ This is where hippies go to die.

This comment shows that you recognize there is a significant 'antifa' group in the US.

Anti-Fascist News looks like an informative site, AND NOT necessarily organizing for 'antfa'

The goalpost was originally 'provide appropriate evidence of a substantial 'antifa' group (without using obvious right-wing propaganda websites)', not prove they are organizing online. That is known as moving the goalposts. I believe that your term 'substantial' is subjective, but the fact that a loose organization is substantial enough to have multiple websites of different chapters and even multiple informative sites dedicated to information FOR them, I believe sufficient proof that such is a widespread issue. In fact, the proof that such ideology has been surfacing now in other countries like Canada, is proof that such is not just national, but an international issue.

https://englishnews.org/2020/06/03/what-is-antifa-the-international-terrorist-organization-that-has-infiltrated-government-media-education/

This appears to be a proper "anti-fascist" news and fund raigins site, though it was founded as an anti-racist site, and does not necessarily organize antifa groups: https://torchantifa.org/history

https://torchantifa.org/chapters/

"Saidit will die like Voat" - an incel vouching for jailbait by [deleted] in SaidIt

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While I agree with your core reasoning, I saw multiple instances where there was ad homenim (which includes name calling, unlike what the pyramid implies) attacks with no apparent purpose. I also did not see any rule changes- in fact, it seems like one of the only core rules is don't drag down discussion in the pyramid, which is definitely open to interpretation. Of course, I saw ad homs from some others on here who have not been banned either, which may indicate selective enforcement.

A core problem with moderation is that if you have hard rules, people will find a way to post things that skirt said rules but is clearly against them in spirit. If you have rules open to interpretation you will often get favoritism and authoritarianism. So you can have a massive rule index like legal code that is easy to break because you don't know something, or you have clear simple rules that need interpretation. Saidit has not claimed to be intended for free speech, but free discussion, thus a person who has controversial opinions would be fine, but seeing how low the conversation was within a day of them joining is an indication of future activity. I would be in favor of a tiered approach instead- leniency based upon a combination of contribution and time, and stricter enforcement for newer accounts.

King toppled from throne by gender-neutral card deck by StrategicTactic in GenderIdentityDebate

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I am not too worried. I don't really care if someone comes up with an alternate- just if someone moves to ban the original.

I was thinking about how you would call the cards. A Gold of Clubs doesn't really seem right, but reversing it works for 3 of the suits- A Club of Gold. The problem is Diamonds- A Gold Diamond doesn't make sense, so you would need to change the whole suit. Doesn't really matter anyways.

I’ve Been BANNED From Owning A Firearm, A Warning Of What’s To Come For All Conservative Americans by WarmPotato in politics

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That is the problem. There is no way to tell how you get on these lists, so no way to find who to sue. James O'Keefe had a similar problem if I recall, but he could apply pressure with his stuff so got it reversed. Government has gotten so big that most feel it impossible to go against- and when it turns partisan then there is nothing to do but be crushed.

Learn about animals by zyxzevn in memes

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You might want to check your sources for that. They withdrew that back in November.

President Trump Just Made The Ballsiest Move Of His Political Career That SCREWED Joe Biden, And NOBODY Is Talking About It by NewsJunkie in news

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The author of this article is incorrect. Most pro-choice people do not see abortions as murder, and thus Biden will not be "choosing between killing babies and angering Planned Parenthood"; he will just be choosing to cancel what he (and his supporters) see as another power grab. This is only a feel-good move that will most likely have little to no serious effect, and when canceled will likely rally the left base who is pro-choice.

87 thousand doctors & nurses denounce both Covidiocy and the vaccine by x0x7 in videos

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The normal understanding is that people develop antibodies to viruses usually by fighting them off- either through a weakened form of them via vaccination or just by acquiring and fighting through the virus normally. Herd immunity pre-Covid was understood to mean when enough of a population had these antibodies to effectively prevent the virus from being able to spread.

The recent change on the WHO site was to remove the thought that people could get antibodies on their own, and any herd immunity must be acquired via vaccination.

🚨 - Muslims Riot In Brussels. This Is What Multiculturalism Does To Once Great Nations by MassTooter in politics

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Pretty strict gun control there. A 3 month waiting period was set up in 2006, followed by needing "special permission" from the government in 2012. They then added that a civilian needs a specific reason for owning one (including hunting, target shooting, or self-defense). In some jurisdictions, actual proof of a genuine need is also required (This might include a documented, current threat to the life of the applicant (self defense), written permission to shoot feral animals on a property where such animals have been declared a pest (hunting), or ongoing, documented membership of a rifle or pistol club (target shooting).)

https://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/belgium

The suggestion that some of Norwich’s homeless have made their own choice to live on the streets is often met with disbelief and derision. “Absolute rubbish” and a “bigoted horrible suggestion.” But the homeless I spoke to insisted the decision to sleep rough was largely made of their own volition. by Chipit in WorldNews

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Not sure where it is, but there was a follow up that confirmed this and also looked at the libertarian views- who also seemed to have only one axis, that of freedom.

How to Investigate the Truth (fact checking the fact-checkers) by zyxzevn in Solutions

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I agree with your points here. Just wanted to clarify "recognized by all" was meaning "all of those in the conversation/debate", since as you indicated a general "all" would have group bias. Since those looking at a paper may not all recognize certain authorities, there can be some challenges there.

In general I find debating a paper or specific evidence to be rather exhausting just for those reasons, and much prefer debating a specific person on their viewpoint. Even if I do not convince them on a subject, they can pose direct challenges where they do not recognize figures that I do, and the reverse. A perfect example is in political debate where people quote Fox news and CNN to each other, neither recognizing that they have both committed the appeal to authority fallacy.

How to Investigate the Truth (fact checking the fact-checkers) by zyxzevn in Solutions

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As you recently linked this, I am not considering this a necro.

There are many fallacies that should be avoided, and indeed the appeal to authority is one fallacy, but I do not believe you have given it a fair representation here. It is fair and valid to appeal to an authority, but it becomes a fallacy when that authority is not recognized by all. For instance, we can use the works of an author as an authoritative source on what that author means/intends, as we can all recognize that each person is the authority on themselves. We can often use some of your very examples "Scientists say..."- but only when all can recognize such as a valid authority. When the authority is in question, it then becomes a fallacy to refer to it.

For example: If I were to refer to a specific religious text in a discussion, say the New King James Bible in a discussion with Christians, it would not necessarily be an authority fallacy. Now if I refer to that same text in a religious discussion with Buddists, since they do not recognize the text as authoritative, it would be a fallacy.

Edit: One other important note is that science is never settled, and consensus is not science. Something like "The science shows/says" is only explaining some people's current understanding, not necessarily the truth of the matter or showing evidence.

Now They Like Guns And Walls All Of A Sudden by christnmusicreleases in politics

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It is really just the fact that they see any other American as an enemy in the first place. It proves that they should not be holding office, as they are not representative of the people.

Foreign and domestic.

Republican Vows To Impeach Biden Day One After Trump Impeached In Historically Pointless Second Time by Tarrock in politics

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For what? At least I have heard of the quid pro quo that Biden did. The worst I have heard about her recently was that she plagiarized MLK. I don't think the weed jail stuff is anywhere close enough to be within the statute of limitations. Did she tweet something?

Can someone please explain one thing to me. Has the person who has access to the nuclear launch button been deemed too dangerous to have a Twitter account? by Tegra in RussianFolkWisdom

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I will assume your question is in good faith. There is a difference between twitter and the government, which is not recognized in your question. The government would be one who deems someone "too dangerous", but I am not aware of that being a crime itself. Twitter deemed Trump to have violated their terms of service, which is apparently open to interpretation as many otherwise overt calls to violence have not been censored.

I can only assume that Twitter thinks some people should be treated differently than others, based upon an arbitrary metric which looks to be political in nature. I came to that conclusion long before the 2016 election.

If Ashli Babbit's Death Upsets You But Not George Floyd, or Vice Versa, You're Being Divided and Conquered by Drewski in propaganda

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Of course Democrats change meanings. They do so all the time in order to win arguments. I am using the literal legal term, not some random dictionary definition that got changed yesterday. Your assumption that I support anything the racial facade that the violent communists have done is false, as is your apparent delusion that I am a democrat. You should stop attacking people and start looking at their arguments. These two things are not the same, and the author of this piece is either misinformed or illogical himself, as he seems to think Floyd was killed by the police.

Whether Babbit was protesting is irrelevant to what she did later, just as if the BLM communists were protesting is irrelevant once they started destroying any property or attacking people. She made a decision to attempt to enter a place where she was not wanted, and suffered from what I believe to be an overreaction. That does not change that she tried to enter the place, which is defined as trespassing. Floyd had a habit of eating his drugs in order to hide them from the police, and his end should have easily been foreseen by himself and likely the police detaining him. The only way these were similar is that both involved a lack of foresight on the part of the deceased, but I believe that taking enough drugs to overdose and trying to get access to a guarded area to be quite different.

Real life study: Masked schoolchildren are harmed physically, psychologically, behaviorally and suffer from 24 distinct health issues by MarcoPolo in science

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It is an opinion piece that links to GreenMedInfo (which openly advertises rather questionable medical advice like "Black Seed- the remedy for everything but Death") which links an outdated study which links to the formal study.

The referenced final study is not peer reviewed, and is actually a registry of complaints with no control group. Thus, it is more a list of complaints that is being categorized rather than any science.

This will not convince anyone new.

If Ashli Babbit's Death Upsets You But Not George Floyd, or Vice Versa, You're Being Divided and Conquered by Drewski in propaganda

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https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/trespass

Perhaps you should learn what words mean.

Can you link your video of BLM attacking people? Just to have a simple go to source to find them and show them as proof. Most video have been deleted from youtube. My liberal friend think it didn't happen. by Akali in censorship

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Colion Noir (footage from Kenosha BLM Riot (Kyle Rittenhouse shooting) showing destruction of car lots, burning down businesses, hitting a business owner with a brick, and trying to push a burning dumpster into a gas station): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75uwKcD3dv4

Portland BLM shooting Patriot Prayer in the back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcwcOA_ED8w&feature=youtu.be

That same group cheering for the death: https://streamable.com/ximrgq

BLM attacking two store owners trying to stop them from destroying their store front: https://streamable.com/cgiu40

BLM stoning a passerby and then stomping on him when he goes down: https://streamable.com/4arvkr

If Ashli Babbit's Death Upsets You But Not George Floyd, or Vice Versa, You're Being Divided and Conquered by Drewski in propaganda

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Ashli Babbit tried to trespass onto government property and was shot. George Floyd ate drugs to hide them and overdosed as he was being restrained. Those two are not equivalent. Only propagandist media would have you believe they are similar.