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.

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.