Unvaccinated employees at Toronto hospital network told they will be fired by JasonCarswell in canada

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And then claim there aren't enough [staffed] ICU beds for covid because they are all full!

BREAKING: FDA Grants Full Approval To Pfizer Vaccine, But Many Worry What Happens Next by IamShado in envolve

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https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/qa-comirnaty-covid-19-vaccine-mrna

The FDA conducted a rigorous evaluation of the of post-authorization safety surveillance data pertaining to myocarditis and pericarditis following administration of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and determined that the data demonstrate increased risks, particularly within the seven days following the second dose. The observed risk is higher among males under 40 years of age compared to females and older males. The observed risk is highest in males 12 through 17 years of age. Available data from short-term follow-up suggest that most individuals have had resolution of symptoms. However, some individuals required intensive care support Information is not yet available about potential long-term health outcomes. The Comirnaty Prescribing Information includes a warning about these risks.

They know it increases risks and still are approving it.

BLM Approval Craters to Just 2% - Is Mindboggling Crash from 2020 High by [deleted] in news

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It made no mention of sample size because it says exactly how many responded to the poll in the screenshot. 238,941 responses to their online poll. They were not selected by a company or group, but self-selected, as it is an online poll.

1,500 scientists lift the lid on reproducibility by AmericanMuskrat in science

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Published: 25 May 2016

To what extent should govt meddle in the free market? by la_cues in debatealtright

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I would argue that point, but I think it goes away from the main again. I am not even saying that free markets built the country, but rather that government interference in the free markets is a contradiction and propaganda. In a system that allows change, such control will lead to further increase in government control, increase government spending, and societal stratification that comes with corporatism. If such is the end goal, then it should not be the starting point. Saying you are free to do what you want as long as it falls in line with our regulations is the same as saying you are free to move to the extent of your chains.

Texas Supreme Court rules Democrats who break quorum can be arrested by StrategicTactic in USnews

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The Texas Supreme Court voided a lower court ruling that blocked the arrests of the Democrats who don’t show up for the year’s second special legislative session.

To what extent should govt meddle in the free market? by la_cues in debatealtright

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Banking as currently done in the US (and most other places) is abhorrent. People should not hold any place to be sacrosanct, and that includes banks. Creating money out of nothing drives the cost of all existing money down, which is the primary cause of inflation- the devaluing of existing currency.

I would prefer that the state have no hand at all in the market, which would include the banks. To allow an exemption for any business is to subsidize that business and not allow it to fail. By not failing, you have created a tiered society (economically at least) where those employed at XYZ company are never allowed to fail, even when they should from poor business practices, and all the other companies still suffer from their choices. This can get far worse when you factor in social costs, as now if a upper tier business decides to implement a policy that all X people are not treated the same, the government has to step in AGAIN, causing a ballooning government. In a free market, people would have a competitor they would go to and that XYZ company would start to fail.

The interference of government is the reason why the Great Depression of the 1930s lasted so long. FDR is hailed as a hero president in high schools eager to encourage socialist control of the market, and yet even a moderate economist can tell you that the New Deal only prolonged the recovery. It is a simple fact that there is no one on the planet that can fully identify every existing market force, let alone predict every future trend. The only way that is close to doing so is when the government has total control of the market- socialism.

To what extent should govt meddle in the free market? by la_cues in debatealtright

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But you didn't respond to him, you responded to my answer. Have you met your quota of ad homenim attacks for the day? Lets see:

You are autistic and unable to understand basic contextual cues. what kind of idiot
Stupid libtard.

Clearly you cannot use logic to dismantle any arguments if you already are resorting to 4 personal attacks. Perhaps you should reread the site rules and figure out how to debate. The very idea that people have a free market and government restrictions at the same time is why people think the US is a democracy- poor education and propaganda. There is no such thing as free market dictated by the government, any more than there is freedom to do what you want while enslaved. So argue for your chains, but it does not change the argument. There is no free market with third party control.

To what extent should govt meddle in the free market? by la_cues in debatealtright

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These are not elements of a free market. These are the very elements that are denied in a free market. Big fish try to eat small fish, but only succeed when they can create rules that prevent the entry of opposing market forces. And the only way that happens is when government interferes. You can take any regulation, and it hurts someone- by design.

Let us say you want to ensure people get uncontaminated fresh food. So you (government) regulate the food market and say that you need to prove your worth as a cook and get a certificate of skill and proof of a clean kitchen. Who did you hurt? By law, you have just make it impossible for a 14 year old to have a lemonade stand, as they do not have the capital that a full kitchen would. Their plank board kiosk does not meet your requirements for a kitchen, nor do they have the money for a certification. And no, I am not using some crazy example that could not happen, it has happened: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/rhode-island-police-shut-down-kids-lemonade-stand-citing-city-ordinance-concerning-commercial-vendors

Any restriction is overcome with capital. The only people who are hurt by such are those without the capital, which are small businesses. There is no scenario where a third party can dictate to two others and those two others be entirely free. This is the entirety of the free market and why monopolies form in the first place, because they are able to influence laws and get past restrictions that stop competition.

To what extent should govt meddle in the free market? by la_cues in debatealtright

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And I am pointing out that you cannot by definition have interference and freedom at the same time. He is going off on some other tangent (in response to me, not even trying to make this point on his own) about how a free market is by his opinion bad, which is by definition a red herring. It detracts from what I am saying without speaking to my point. Then he openly admits that he does not care about a core concept in the question, which in my mind further invalidates any opinion he has about the free market. He doesnt want one. He doesnt care about it. He just wants his way.

To what extent should govt meddle in the free market? by la_cues in debatealtright

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So you want to answer something that wasn't asked. Got it. Next time perhaps you should read the question before you spout your drivel and whine about how it will be so good under your method and everyone else on the planet should submit to your desires.

To what extent should govt meddle in the free market? by la_cues in debatealtright

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No, it supposes the existence of a government. The moment the government meddles, the market is no longer just between two parties exchanging goods or services. That makes it no longer free. Advocate for whatever social dictatorship you want, but this is the truth. The market is not free when a third party can dictate to the other two.

To what extent should govt meddle in the free market? by la_cues in debatealtright

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No.

I guess in some respects that doesn't really explain much does it. The moment the government "meddles" in a free market it is no longer free. Just a central planner cannot identify every single factor that drives an economy, so a government agent or agency cannot. All that you are left with are interests who can encourage certain regulations and payouts which always hurt someone. Since those who have the extra capital are usually the larger businesses, it almost always hurts the smaller business owners. It does not matter if you are talking about bailouts, certifications, or environmental regulations, ALL INTERFERENCE is bad for a "free" market. Once you start the interference, you no longer have a free market, and start on the slide to corporatism.

"This Is About Control, Not Children": Eric Weinstein Calls Out Apple's Virtuous Pedo-Hunter Act by Drewski in technology

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Just to follow up with a brief excerpt:

Does one have the right to eavesdrop on one’s own property? It is a hot summer evening, and the house that I own has no air conditioning. I therefore park myself outdoors under one of the eaves and hope that a breeze will supply some relief from the heat. While there, I overhear a conversation that takes place in my living room: the windows of the living room are open, because the occupants also are hoping for a breeze. Have I violated the right to privacy of the living room’s occupants? It is possible that the occupants did not want me to hear what was being said, but the space underneath the eave where I parked my body belonged to me, and parking myself there violated no one else’s right: I was using property that was rightfully mine in the manner that I saw fit. If the occupants of the living room had not wanted me to hear the conversation, they could have closed the windows (actually, because I owned the windows, the occupants would have needed my permission to open or close them).

Now let us consider the case of the eavesdropper who eavesdrops on someone else’s property. An eavesdropper parks himself without my permission under one of the eaves of my house, and he overhears some of the conversation of the parties inside the house. The fact that he overhears a conversation is beside the point. The eavesdropper has violated my right to property, because he is using my property without my consent, and that violation would have occurred even had he not overheard the conversation—even if there had been no conversation. What the second eavesdropper is guilty of is not violating someone else’s right to privacy; he is guilty of trespass, which itself is a form of theft. A right to privacy either is subsumed under the right to property, or it simply does not exist.

"This Is About Control, Not Children": Eric Weinstein Calls Out Apple's Virtuous Pedo-Hunter Act by Drewski in technology

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It is far worse than that. If you post some wrongthink on social media, now they have a means to conduct a raid on you and your property without any need to go through the court. All they would need is to say "our software indicated he had illicit images". The 4th amendment died long ago with the Patriot Act, but this just nails the coffin shut. Even if you don't have an iphone, what is to stop them from getting one in your name?

What changes the unvaccinated minds? Fear of Job Loss and Social Ostracization. - CNNPolitics by carn0ld03 in USnews

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Because CNN has always been great at appealing to those who don't trust their narrative. /S

The harder they try coercive methods, the more will resist. What would convince me is clearer communication of faults, not suppression of dissent.

Listen to Mike Rowe:

"According to the CDC, just one 1 in 27,000 vaccinated people have contracted it," he explained. "That means if you're vaccinated, you're more likely to get struck by lightning than contract COVID. And yet, people are once again calling for more lockdowns, more restrictions, and more compliance from those who already got their shots."

He went on to criticize elected officials, journalists and some medical experts.

"They're always certain, usually wrong, incapable of shame, and utterly void of humility. Is it any wonder millions find them unpersuasive?" he asked rhetorically.

Rowe concluded by demanding that the government stop treating the unvaccinated like the enemy and instead a "steady flow of verifiable data that definitively proves that the vast, undeniable, overwhelming majority of people who get this disease are unvaccinated."

Israel Warns America: Don't 'Scapegoat' The Unvaccinated For Rise In New COVID Cases | Christians for Truth by StrategicTactic in news

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No one should be trusted but yourself. Use what is between your ears and decide if what is said is a good idea or bad. If the data supports the claims or not.

Airline called Police to come interview me by thomastheglassexpert in firearms

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They are making a two tiered society. Those who blindly follow their narrative no matter how illogical and the others, who must be mocked, shamed, and ostracized at every turn. The law is no longer a refuge, and soon will come a time when people of good character have been pushed too far.

An Honest Question by StillLessons in WorldNews

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I think you misunderstand the difference between wealth and money. Money only has the value we ascribe to it. Wealth is much more and can be measured in both monetary value and things. The money they create is used to buy things- such as Willie Gates buying up farmland. A person with a sustainable food supply is one of the wealthiest people in a collapse. If you add on a private group that can manage such land and another to protect it, you potentially have a seed for a new country, complete with the leadership. The key in having something like this is counting on the failure of all other groups. It wouldn't matter if you get a small Ancapistan going if it is surrounded by 3 major compliant cities that are about to starve.

As for the US in particular, I think the anti-US rhetoric we are hearing, from communism to "patriot" being labeled hate speech is plenty to identify that as a definite goal. The individualistic nature of Americans has always been a problem for those seeking to conquer it, and such conquest is one of the first necessary steps to creating a world government.

I too wouldn't discount ignorance, but I also do not think that such is the driving factor for every group. There are certainly people who can see what is happening- as evidenced by forums like this.

An Honest Question by StillLessons in WorldNews

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I think you misunderstand the goal. It is not to create a population of compliant workers. That goal does not make sense. The only way to effectively do that would be to have some extermination program in place for those who refused the experiment, and simultaneously have a way of hiding such from those who did comply.

I do not think there is some secret goal of doing something crazy at all. I think there are people who have vested interests in certain corporations and are ensuring those corporations get amply compensated. The government is pushing the experiment to artificially create demand. This is why new strains are coming out, and we are told both that the existing treatment will prevent them and that people may need booster shots- get the old while we work on the new.

Patriots hate both by Republican58 in debatealtright

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The last time we had a constitutional republic as defined in the US Constitution was before the civil war. In this case, the author is using the term patriot as a reference for one who believes in our current authoritarian government. not what was envisioned by the founding fathers.

‘Bill Cosby the Rapist’? 41 Accusers, 1 ‘Organized Lie’ by hennaojichan in conspiracy

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Razorfist went over a good deal of the case and what happened.

https://odysee.com/@RazorFist:1/the-cosby-rebuttal:0

Trials of a four-day week (35-36 hrs/week, 4/9) in Iceland were an "overwhelming success" and led to many workers moving to shorter hours, researchers have said. by Pis-dur in WorldNews

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My father at one point was on what they called a 9-80 schedule. You get every other Friday off (so one week is short a day), but still work the full 80 hours between the weeks. Was a bit young then, but seemed decent for me as a kid.

John McAfee was found dead. In 2019, he tweeted he'd been threatened by officials and got a tattoo that says: $WHACKD. by LarrySwinger2 in news

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(copied from other post)

https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1200864283766251521 (11-30-2019)

Getting subtle messages from U.S. officials saying, in effect: "We're coming for you McAfee! We're going to kill yourself". I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn't. I was whackd. Check my right arm.

And another: https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1316801215083225096?s=20 (10-15-2020)

I am content in here. I have friends.

The food is good. All is well.

Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine.

Possible motive found: https://t.me/disclosetv/3041

Antivirus creator John McAfee published this video in July 2020, calling out the so-called "deep state" in the US. A week later an arrest warrant was issued and he got arrested in Spain. Less than a year later he’s found dead in a prison cell.

https://mobile.twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1137777348919681024 (6-9-2019)

I've collected files on corruption in governments. For the first time, I'm naming names and specifics. I'll begin with a corrupt CIA agent and two Bahamian officials. Coming today. If I'm arrested or disappear, 31+ terrabytes of incriminating data will be released to the press.

John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison, reports say by pcpmasterrace in news

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Possible motive found: https://t.me/disclosetv/3041

Antivirus creator John McAfee published this video in July 2020, calling out the so-called "deep state" in the US. A week later an arrest warrant was issued and he got arrested in Spain. Less than a year later he’s found dead in a prison cell.

https://mobile.twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1137777348919681024 (6-9-2019)

I've collected files on corruption in governments. For the first time, I'm naming names and specifics. I'll begin with a corrupt CIA agent and two Bahamian officials. Coming today. If I'm arrested or disappear, 31+ terrabytes of incriminating data will be released to the press.

John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison, reports say by pcpmasterrace in news

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https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1200864283766251521 (11-30-2019)

Getting subtle messages from U.S. officials saying, in effect: "We're coming for you McAfee! We're going to kill yourself". I got a tattoo today just in case. If I suicide myself, I didn't. I was whackd. Check my right arm.

And another: https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1316801215083225096?s=20 (10-15-2020)

I am content in here. I have friends.

The food is good. All is well.

Know that if I hang myself, a la Epstein, it will be no fault of mine.

DR. JANE RUBY - MAGNETISM INTENTIONALLY ADDED TO SHOT TO FORCE MRNA THROUGH ENTIRE BODY! by doginventer in Coronavirus

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Yeah, the magnetic stuff is disinformation or being pushed by fools. It distracts from the valid criticism that has been censored.

Blue Check Mark by Questionable in conspiracy

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Just to follow up on what /u/JasonCarswell said, when I saw the image I immediately thought it was fake. It would not make sense that there was no outcry when it was first posted, or that (assuming they did have some agenda) they would make such an obvious gaffe. I tried finding the tweet myself, but I do not have a twitter account. I was able to scroll back to some pretty old tweets, but not as far as May 3rd. I found that link while doing research on it, and have no reason to trust them or the image.

I would note that there is also no record of the tweet in the internet archive or wayback machine, and you can still use the links provided from BlackDotResearch, which means I can verify what they have put, while I still cannot verify the original image.

Greg Abbott: "I just signed a Resolution asserting Texas sovereignty under the 10th Amendment over all powers not granted to the federal government by the US Constitution." by Drewski in politics

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Texas is pretty big. There is a great difference between different areas. Austin is far closer to California with the amount of leftists in there, plus their motto is "Keep Austin weird" which describes the mentality pretty well. San Antonio and Dallas are in a similar boat. Fort Worth is the largest city governed by the right, but it still is a pretty big city so most have the city mentality (I don't know you, but as long as you are cool, we cool). Smaller cities and towns will have more neighborly views, likely wanting to know who you are and what you are up to (more as conversation and getting to know you than being aggressive).

Lately I have noticed a general decrease in driving skill. I mention this because I see it as a measure of hospitality- knowing how to drive at the appropriate speed in the appropriate lane is part of being a good neighbor. If the guy who drives the speed limit has to go into the passing lane because the middle lane is taken by someone going under, then the speeder weaves in and out of the right lane. This aggravates all involved. Ten years ago you could count on someone making room for you in traffic. Now you might find room, or you might not.

In many ways the core of America has been independent stubbornness. If you believe that, Texas is perhaps one of the most patriotic of states, embodying its values. There is a reason about 40% of our armed forces volunteer from Texas. If you need help and ask, people will help, but generally you are expected to deal with stuff on your own, and you will get left alone. As I mentioned at the start, however, Texas is big and what you experience will greatly vary depending on where you are.

If you haven't dealt with Texas summer though, you might want to try it before you decide. Texas is noticeably hot. It isn't Arizona or New Mexico, but getting above 100 F every year is pretty common. I think just a decade ago Dallas had 100 days of 100 degree weather in one year.

Possible kidnapping stopped by Phoenix PD using new technique by Brewdabier in whatever

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Why would I bother searching for a newer video when you didn't bother to link it? It isn't my job to put forth your claims, fallacy user.

As for the cost, that was my point exactly. It costs money. Both an initial investment and recurring. I didn't say it was some huge amount, but with all the current cries for reductions, any amount needs more justification than normal.

As for loss of control, there is always a loss of control. You can point to video after video of someone who tested it and it will not show real scenarios. I am glad the ONE example you found (since both your articles are about the same incident) was a successful use, but it is still an experiment. There have been many pit maneuvers that have been used successfully, and some that have had much more tragic outcomes.

To paraphrase you, Now go on and strawman some more to excuse more government spending.

Possible kidnapping stopped by Phoenix PD using new technique by Brewdabier in whatever

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This is two years old and has several drawbacks. It has a similar effect as tire spikes or a pit maneuver on the suspect, which can lead to a loss of control and collateral damage. It would be single-use between vehicles, which means more $$$ required (the same cannot be said for a pit maneuver), and only certain vehicles would have them. As shown, it requires the suspect vehicle to have tires of a certain size, which may be reasonable, but not is not 100% the case. It also has similar spacing requirements as a pit maneuver (the pursuit vehicle needs to be able to get close enough to contact the fleeing vehicle, with some room on the sides).

And lastly going back to the first point I made, it can lead to a loss of control on the suspect's part, the same as a pit maneuver. The reason many long chases go on so long is not because the cops cannot stop the suspect, but because they cannot do so safely. A high speed vehicle coming to a halt can cause significant damage in a great number of places, from pedestrians nearby to houses or businesses.

Witness In Matt Gaetz Sex Trafficking Case Found Dead by liamjone in WorldNews

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I linked this elsewhere and others were also having issues with the ads, so here is the article (it isn't much):

Less than 48 hours after it was leaked that she had testified in the New York Grand Jury investigation into Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, the body of former Gaetz love interest Kirsten Williamson was found in her Pensacola, Florida apartment, dead of an apparent suicide.

Williamson, who was just 26 at the time of her death, had served as an administrative assistant to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis since 2019, but was released from that position just days before her passing.

A graduate of Florida State University Law School in 2013, Williamson was considered a rising star in Florida politics.

She and Gaetz were estranged, and according to sources close to her, the two of them had parted on unfriendly terms shortly before Gaetz won his seat in the United States Senate in 2016.

She is survived by 2 siblings and her parents, all Florida Residents.

Texas Gets Ready To Allow Unlicensed Carrying Of Handguns by AceBender in news

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The system we had was a joke. I have had three people I work with get CCLs in the past two years, and each reported stupid stuff happening at the class. Just as an example, one said there was a father/son duo who came in with loaded guns, no holsters or bags to carry them in. Another had a guy do two "misfires". There were no failures in the classes, because the salaries of the teachers depend on the reports of the class. Can't fail a guy and expect a good grade, so everyone always passes.

The licenses have become just another monetary barrier to owning and operating a firearm. The classes will still be available, and more likely will have more responsible people in them now as they will be voluntary and not compulsory.

Executive Order Canceling the Constitution by StrategicTactic in politics

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Since a certain person seems to be downplaying the severity of this, here is it straight from https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/04/15/executive-order-on-blocking-property-with-respect-to-specified-harmful-foreign-activities-of-the-government-of-the-russian-federation/

Section 1. All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:

(a)  any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, and, with respect to subsection (a)(ii) of this section, in consultation with the Attorney General, or by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, and, with respect to subsection (a)(ii) of this section, in consultation with the Attorney General:

      (ii)   to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged or attempted to engage in, any of the following for or on behalf of, or for the benefit of, directly or indirectly, the Government of the Russian Federation: 

          (B)  interference in a United States or other foreign government election;

          (C)  actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in the United States or abroad;   

      (v)    to be a spouse or adult child of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to subsection (a)(ii) or (iii) of this section;

     (vi)   to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of:

          (A)  any activity described in subsection (a)(ii) of this section; or

          (B)  any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or


Sec. 2.  The prohibitions in section 1 of this order include:

(a)  the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and

(b)  the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person.


Sec. 7.  For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual.  I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to section 1 of this order.

Thus, if you have donated a can of beans to the spouse of someone who has denied the integrity of the 2020 election, you (and your spouse, and any adult kids) now qualify to have your property (money is property btw) seized, are unable to make any more transactions (like buy food), get donations, and can have all services (such as legal representation) restricted, without notice. Yes, that includes US citizens. That directly infringes on several amendments, notably the 1st (free speech), 4th (unreasonable seizure), 5th (due process), 6th (face your accuser), and 8th (cruel punishments and excessive fines). As far as legal arguments go, this is beyond indefensible, this could qualify as an assault on the Bill of Rights itself.

You see, the Constitution guarantees our rights and freedoms by Drewski in memes

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No, the Bill of Rights limits the government restrictions on your rights, it does not number or guarantee them. The constitution sets up the government. That is the fundamental difference between the US and other countries- that the founding document is restricting government, not limiting people. And this is also why every violation of it is government overreach and should be fought.

ACLU Again Cowardly Abstains From an Online Censorship Controversy: This Time Over BLM. How is it possible that the ACLU is all but invisible on one of the central free speech debates of our time: namely, how much censorship should Silicon Valley tech monopolists be imposing on our political speech? by Chipit in censorship

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Because the ACLU is just like the ADL and SPLC- another group infiltrated by leftists and subverted from any semblance of non-partisanship. If it aint woke, it aint their cause.

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.