SaidIt Survey: Ban /u/socks and /u/ActuallyNot or keep them around? by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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Moderators are allowed to ban people for dragging discussion down the Pyramid of Debate, that's all I'll say.

Memo Proves Trump Camp KNEW 'Rigged Election' Theories Were False by TheAmeliaMay in SecularTalk

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Yep. The corrupt Supreme Court made it even worse with CU v FEC.

Germany Wants To Force Gab To Censor, It's Not Happening by WhoFlu in censorship

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u/d3rr Americans bot.

Memo Proves Trump Camp KNEW 'Rigged Election' Theories Were False by TheAmeliaMay in SecularTalk

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Our electoral method is rigged in of itself. The fact that there's only two parties proves our democracy is fake.

Canadian Man Imprisoned Over Pronouns!? – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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The UN doesn't even stand up against the UK's wide-spread, totalitarian censorship, so I doubt they'd intervene here. Even if they did: the Canadian government can, and probably will, just ignore them.

Communist-occupied China is a permanent member of the security council, so it's obvious that the UN's purpose ain't to promote freedom. They literally took that seat from the Republic of China, the real China, to appease some illegitimate, totalitarian dictatorship.

The US should withdraw from the UN and start issuing embargoes against countries that violate human rights.

Canadian Man Imprisoned Over Pronouns!? – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in LGBT

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Hilariously, they realized people would call them that, so the court order said they can't police his thoughts — which means nothing, since mind-reading don't exist. They clearly didn't get the memo that "thought police" refers to policing the expression of thoughts, not the thoughts themselves (which is impossible).

What is Nationalism? – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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Most people conflate ethnicity and race, when the reality is: ethnicity is cultural and race is biological. This is why I say a better term for "ethno-Nationalism" would be "racial Nationalism." A pretty good example is Hispanics, who can be mestizo, white, or even black.

In Dixie, we use the word "folk" quite often, usually to refer to someone's "folks" or family, but if you say, "the Dixon Folk," everyone will know you're talking about the Dixon People (although a lot of Dixons don't know we're called Dixons).

I tend to use the word "People," with a capital P, to refer to a nationality, while the word "people," with a lower-case p, is used as the plural of person. Honestly, though, we should go back to capitalizing every noun.

What is Nationalism? – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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Thanks.

Here's a link to that, for anyone interested.

SaidIt Survey: Ban /u/socks and /u/ActuallyNot or keep them around? by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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I've tried to convince them to block each-other, Jason and socks, but they never listen. I just quit trying eventually. I blocked actuallynot the other day, when it became obvious he was just trying to waste my time (along with a few other trolls).

I don't know about socks, but actuallynot would definitely come back with an army of alt accounts.

Memo Proves Trump Camp KNEW 'Rigged Election' Theories Were False by TheAmeliaMay in SecularTalk

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Wondering what Trump supporters think about this memo.

How was your day? by TheAmeliaMay in AskSaidIt

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Oh, I'm sorry, Musky. :(

Reddit is the Cesspool of the Internet – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in SocialMedia

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I changed the headings to light-blue.

Canadian Man Imprisoned Over Pronouns!? – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in LGBT

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Thanks. On the text headings, it's the ones next to the boxes (e.g. comment, name, website). The text everywhere else looks good, and it's a nice colour scheme. The problem is only with the section for posting a comment.

Thank you! What's wrong with it?

Edit: and a quick nit-pick. It's piqued, not peaked.

Oh, thanks. They should both be spelled "piekt", if English spelling actually made any sense, which it don't.

In 20 years: saying "the sky is blue" will be politically incorrect. by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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Oh, yeah!

He ain't even from the South, LOL.

How was your day? by TheAmeliaMay in AskSaidIt

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Yeah, I'd rather drive for a couple days than take a plane. There's a billion reasons why, including the inconveniences you mentioned.

Where were you visiting?

Abolish United States House Districts – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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NameCheap had a sale on .cyou domains so I bought one for $0.99, LOL! And it'll renew for about half the cost of a .com domain. I looked it up and all I could find is that it's for Gen-Z (like me), but no one ever explains why that is or why it's .cyou instead of .genz. I thought it'd be, like, for video chatting websites, but nope (although that'd be a good way to use one). A perk of using a .cyou domain is that it catches people's attention, but that ain't why I bought it.

Canadian Man Imprisoned Over Pronouns!? – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in LGBT

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A good if depressing read

Thanks. It really is depressing... the US should annex Canada sometime soon so this crap don't happen no more.

Solitary confinement. It's insane to have applied it to this case and should be used only for severe crimes or where the prisoner presents a safety risk to others.

Yeah, he didn't even commit a violent crime! The judge was obviously an SJW and the trial was just for show. They wanted to make him into an example of what happens when you dissent against the Liberals.

While I can understand the purpose of press restrictions where children are concerned, it's clear this will be abused

Most definitely. If this was the other way around, and the mother was doing interviews about the father: there would be no charges against her, even if the court officially told her not to talk about it.

The text headings for posting comments are dark green on purple - very difficult to read.

It looked cool at first, but it really is a bit too much. Does it look fine now with light-blue headings? And does the text color look right? White contrasted to much so I used silver instead, but that might be too dark.

In 20 years: saying "the sky is blue" will be politically incorrect. by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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Ya'll sound like /u/TheAmeliaMay or Hillary Clinton talking to her Southern Black base

Statistically speaking, my base is mostly Southern Blacks (socially conservative, economically progressive).

Not sure why you mentioned me, though.

Reddit is the Cesspool of the Internet – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in SocialMedia

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If you couldn't tell: I like purple! Took forever to code the CSS correctly, since I couldn't be bothered to code the theme myself. Might code one later, might not.

I don't really know what MySpace is TBH

Abolish United States House Districts – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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It makes too much sense to ever happen.

US politics in a nutshell.

Canadian Man Imprisoned Over Pronouns!? – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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I decided to make my comment into an article! I found even more information today that yall might find interesting, including news that Hoogland was freed on bail awaiting appeal on November first.

Favorability Voting is the Best Electoral Method – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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Modern society is doomed.

Prohibition’s surprising success by TheAmeliaMay in Prohibition

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that shit rag is straight up mini-truth scrub and re-write propaganda!

You're the one spreading big alcohol propaganda while ignoring real evidence. You can't even disprove their claims; all you do is repeat the same thing all the other shills do — a claim the article disproved.

When prohibition ended: guess who opened up all the bars? Organized crime! They didn't decide to shut down their liquor businesses just because the Democrats made it legal to sell — if anything, that made it easier for them.

Big Tech overwhelmingly censors Republican members of Congress by a rate of 53-to-1 compared to congressional Democrats. Democrats have had just one member from the last two U.S. congressional delegations censored. by Chipit in censorship

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That's what you get when you call yourself a Conservative, yet support an inherently liberal economic system. When will the GOP realize that Capitalism is incompatible with social Conservatism? The top three richest men are abortionists, 97% of abortions are for socio-economic reasons, gun control hurts the poor (who can't afford private security), and the free market promotes drug use, alcoholism, pornography, and prostitution.

If you want to be a Conservative: be a Conservative! Quit shilling for liberal billionaires and fight for the conservative working-class — yanno, your base? This is why I don't vote GOP and joined the Conservative Worker's Party; the GOP don't fight back.

Ranked-Choice Won't Fix Our Electoral System – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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I agree that both RCV and Approval Voting solve the spoiler problem. Either would be an improvement over FPTP.

Yep. They tried to bring RCV to Arkansas in 2020, but the corrupt court struck down the ballot measure on a technicality. I was pretty disappointed when I found that out.

In the UK referendum, many people refused to vote for Alternative-Vote/RCV because it wasn't their favourite. Then they ended up with FPTP, which they like even less.

The sun really has set on the British Empire, cause they're pretty dull across the pond.

cries in beer, diluting it down to 1% alcohol.

That's 0.5% too much! Oh, sorry, this ain't s/prohibition.

Due to that history, I'm very sensitive to the title "Ranked-Choice Won’t Fix Our Electoral System". Maybe RCV won't fix it, for an idealized notion of fix, but we should have voted for it anyway, to get an improvement over FPTP.

Yeah, I explain that in the article, but I tend to be a bit over-dramatic when writing titles...

Under Approval Voting, all BigParty voters approve of both BigOldParty and BigNewParty

I don't think they'd all vote for the party they just broke up with.

So the results are 40% LargeParty, 60% BigOldPary, 60% BigNewParty. Well, that solves the spoiler effect, but at a price. Voters are still having to vote tactically.

Tactical voting is only when you don't vote for the candidate you like the most, which didn't happen here. Maybe some BNP voters voted for BOP out of fear, but most of them just liked both, since that was the party they used to be a part of.

I ain't sure what the "price" is, since the most popular faction still wins, but favorability voting (a modified form of approval voting) lets you vote for, vote against, or abstain; BNP voters will tend to abstain from voting for or against the BOP while mostly voting against the LP.

Under RCV, voters can vote more straight forwardly. An old time BigParty member gets to chose whether to put the BigOldParty first, or whether to put the BigNewParty first.

Okay, so let's see.

Under FPTP we might see a vote split 40% LargeParty 35% BigOldParty 25% BigNewParty.

Let's use these numbers for the RCV simulation. The BNP performed the worst, so they get eliminated and all their votes go to the BOP, which wins with 60% of the vote.

In RCV, the BNP didn't have a chance and was just immediately eliminated, while in approval voting: they tied with the BOP and had a very good chance of winning, with the outcome being decided by less than a percent. I see that as a good thing for third parties.

Favorability Voting is the Best Electoral Method – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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Did you read the article — or even my comment?

Ranked-Choice Won't Fix Our Electoral System – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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The analysis in the article assumes that the same old parties run as usual

That was just for simplicity; I don't even like any of those four.

Ranked-Choice breaks the enforcement mechanism.

So does literally any other electoral method. FPTP is the worst you can get while still calling it democratic.

Suppose that the BigParty and the LargeParty both agree on X. What are voters who want Y to do? They could form the SmallParty, which stands for Y not X and various other policies.

I'm curious, so I'll do a little simulation about this scenario. Let's say the BP has 49%, the LP has 51%, and about one-third of both parties support Y.

In FPTP: BP gets 48%, LP gets 50%, and SP gets 2%, since voters are scared of splitting the vote.

In RCV: BP gets 33%, LP gets 34%, and SP gets 33% in the first-round. BP and SP have the same percent, but let's say BP has less than 0.5% more votes, so SP is eliminated and their votes given back. LP would win the second round with 51% of the vote. If SP had a little more than BP: they'd win with 55% of the vote.

In approval voting: BP would get 49%, LP would get 51%, and SP would get 33%. LP would win.

For combined approval/favorability voting: let's assume one-furth of both parties really hate Y and only one-fourth of both major parties don't hate the other. BP would get 24%, LP would get 27% and SP would get 8%. LP would win once again.

RCV is the only one that really gave this party a chance — but only if BP voters chose them as a lesser evil against LP. Keep in mind: 66% of voters don't support Y and 25% of voters outright hate it; only one-third of the electorate would be happy if the SP's candidate one.

Now, if Y had majority support: all three alternative systems would likely produce an SP win.

Favorability Voting is the Best Electoral Method – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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should be simple

So checking off one box beside each candidate you care about is too complicated?

whoever gets most votes wins

That's how favorability voting works; the only difference is that you can vote for or against as many candidates as you want, rather than being forced to fully support only one. A "for" vote is +1, an "against" vote is -1, and the candidate with the most votes wins.

just have it open and free and not rigged

That's impossible under FPTP, since it creates a corrupt, two-party system where voters are forced to choose the 'lesser evil.' If both parties are corrupt — which they are — you can't vote out corruption.

In 20 years: saying "the sky is blue" will be politically incorrect. by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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Aren't we all.

Yep.

Reddit is the Cesspool of the Internet – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in SocialMedia

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He ain't a bot, just immature. He probably has a bad home life and thinks taking it out on strangers on the internet will make him feel better — which it won't.

He doesn't seem to have an ulterior motive beyond being an asshole — that's how you know they ain't part of a psyop; shills try to push disinfo while discrediting facts.

Reddit is the Cesspool of the Internet – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in SocialMedia

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I think it was for American Horror Story, but I guess they moved it when they realized most people thought they were "against hate subreddits" which uses the same acronym. The last time I checked, it was locked with two posts pointing to both real subreddits.

Reddit is the Cesspool of the Internet – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in SocialMedia

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Pretty sure you unblocked me just to make comments like this to make yourself feel better. It's more productive to talk about your real problems, but whatever makes you happy.

What is the most dangerous drug? [Spoiler: it's alcohol!] by TheAmeliaMay in Prohibition

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Krokodil has been synthesized in Russia for over a decade. About one million people in Russia use krokodil according to the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Krokodil goes by the names of “Cheornaya” in Russia and “Himiya” in Ukraine.

What is the most dangerous drug? [Spoiler: it's alcohol!] by TheAmeliaMay in Prohibition

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Ultimately, the government has no business telling me what I can or cannot put into my own body even if it is something harmful like alcohol or drugs.

I believe it does, since drug addicts commit crime and are less productive, thus hurting the economy. If yall want to move to some third world country and shoot up meth: fine by me, but don't do it here (or illegally immigrate back when things go wrong).

The purpose of a government is to protect the citizenry, not to sit idly by while the entire county burns to the ground.

Murder is different than selling drugs because you are violently taking someone's life against their will, rather than voluntarily selling them a product that could cause them harm.

I don't care about whether or not it was voluntary; I care that the outcome is death — it makes no difference what caused the death, simply that it occurred. It matters not to you that someone died, your only concern is whether or not they chose to die — as if liberty is more important than morality!

That's the difference between Libertarianism and Authoritarianism: the former seeks to destroy morality in the name of unchecked liberty, while the later seeks to maintain morality at all costs. The single greatest threat to the Nation is unchecked liberty — for society collapses without a moral foundation to stand upon.

Furthermore, these "voluntary" transactions are exploitative, with wealthy Capitalists profiting off the suffering and death of working-class men and women, who were tricked into believing poison will solve their problems — they even say moderate drinking is healthy, despite evidence to the contrary!

Eventually, they get you dumbed down and addicted, to the point where the decision is not yours to make, but rather the drug's — there can be no voluntary transaction in such cases.

I would much rather abolish the ATF / local ABC stores and have things return to the free market.

The ATF is unconstitutional anyways, in violation of the second and tenth amendments.

The free market is the number one cause of moral decay; the ultra-rich profit from abortion, alcohol, pornography, and pedophilia — immortality is as inherent to Capitalism as it is to Communism! If we serve money over our Nation: we no longer have a Nation — both metaphorically and literally, as outsourcing and open borders are inherent to the free market.

If you want to live in a authoritarian state where people are given the death penalty for selling drugs to willing buyers, there's always Singapore.

They're too capitalist, too undemocratic, and not socially conservative enough. They play into the same globalist system the United States does.

Government should only exist to protect people's rights, not to be their parents and project their desired morals and beliefs.

I disagree, obviously. I believe that if the government can do good: it should do good, for to stand idly by while murder is committed is no better than committing the murder yourself!

Sorry for the rant, I should really be in bed right now... nothing personal.

Reddit is the Cesspool of the Internet – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in SocialMedia

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MODERATOR OF /s/Feminism

Hmmmmm...

Found the clown that can't spell.

Interesting that the only criticism leftists can make is that I misspelled one word — which I immediately fixed when Vishnu brought it up. You can't expect everyone to spell everything right all the time, especially when the word ain't even native to English (and resembles a popular German surname) — but that ain't what it's about, you don't really care that much about two letters, it's just your excuse to take out your frustrations on some stranger on the internet.

What really upset you?

You must be university "educated".

Can't afford college.

Reddit is the Cesspool of the Internet – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in SocialMedia

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Cutting the words "pretty much" out of my comment makes it sound like I said so'm I didn't. Those two words are very important — they're the difference between everyone being here cause Reddit sucks and most people being here cause Reddit sucks; the latter is what I meant.

I'm sorry if you misunderstood what I meant. I'll remove that part from my comment to prevent other people from having the same trouble.

In 20 years: saying "the sky is blue" will be politically incorrect. by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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Thanks for the link. I'm now of the opinion that he's mentally ill (still think he's u/ILoveCher, though). Seems like he posts stupid stuff to SaidIt to cope, which I can sympathize with. He's got a pretty thick accent and can apparently write code, so he gets some respect from me.

I'm sorry, u/PastorJohnny, for calling you an AHS troll.

In 20 years: saying "the sky is blue" will be politically incorrect. by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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You're chicken-little fear-mongering about hate speech laws is pathetic.

Calm down and take a joke. I never said it'd be illegal. Hate speech laws are something to be afraid of, though — just look at the UK.

What has you in a bad mood? Did someone make fun of you for your race or sexuality? People make fun of me all the time for being transgender, so I know how it is — but we can't just throw those people in prison for saying mean things.

Reddit is the Cesspool of the Internet – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in SocialMedia

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im dumb as shit about many things

Same, bro.

i assumed 'ahs' was 'american horror story'.

LOL. That's what r/AHS actually was. I went there once thinking it was the real thing and it's like "American Horror Story" but then there's a link to the real r/AHS.

What is the most dangerous drug? [Spoiler: it's alcohol!] by TheAmeliaMay in Prohibition

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It's called krokodil and it's very real.

Desomorphine, known by the street name krokodil, is an opioid derivative of codeine. Like heroin and other opioids, it has a sedative and analgesic effect and is highly addictive. Those who inject these caustic agents into their veins can develop extreme skin ulcerations, infections, and gangrene -- a discolored (green, grey, black) scale-like skin that resembles a crocodile, hence the street name “krokodil". Krokodil is also called “Russian Magic”, referring to its short duration of opioid intoxication (euphoria).

Slippery Slope by Tarrock in politics

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He got mad that I said his balls were blue LOL.

lmao

What is the most dangerous drug? [Spoiler: it's alcohol!] by TheAmeliaMay in Prohibition

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Libertarians...

What is the most dangerous drug? [Spoiler: it's alcohol!] by TheAmeliaMay in Prohibition

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Alcohol is indeed dangerous when used in excess.

Alcohol is always dangerous, no matter how much you use.

However, alcohol prohibition was an abject failure the same way drug prohibition is a failure today.

Murder is illegal, but people still do it, so we should legalize that, right?

It creates crime syndicates

Only because they were legal syndicates before and after prohibition. Guess who opened all the bars when the twenty-first was passed? Organized crime has existed for hundreds of years and will continue to for hundreds more, regardless of our laws on drugs.

And crime syndicates do a lot of illegal things to get away with murder, like bribing politicians, so I guess that's another reason murder should be legal?

drives problem behavior underground, and keeps addicts from getting help.

Only if it's criminalized.

Instead of criminalizing alcohol, we should decriminalize all drugs and allow addicts to get help rather than being thrown in jail and stigmatized by society.

There's a huge difference between decriminalization and legalization. If so'm is decriminalized: you don't go to prison for it, but it's still illegal; if so'm is legal: you don't even get charged even with a misdemeanor or forced to do rehab.

I want to decriminalize all drugs, but I also want them to be illegal. People should be forced to go to rehab (for free) and get better — except drug dealers, they're murderers and should get the death penalty. (Exceptions for people who sell drugs that don't kill people.)

You seem to support legalization, not decriminalization.

No one even enforced Prohibition anyways, so you can't say it failed when it wasn't actually tried. Two out of three Presidents tasked with enforcing it were against it — which is why they sabotaged it — and the only one who did, Harding, was only half-ass for it.

Meanwhile, everyone's taking bribes and the few prohibition agents we had were too busy poisoning people to actually do their job. Furthermore, there were a lot of loop-holes, like for medical and religious purposes — and drinking wasn't actually a crime, just "the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors" (at least federally).

How was your day? by TheAmeliaMay in AskSaidIt

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Great!

Reddit is the Cesspool of the Internet – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in SocialMedia

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When did I say everyone was here just because they don't like Reddit?

How to Spot a Fed by Tarrock in politics

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White people: all Asians look the same!

Also white people:

(I know this is supposed to be serious, but it's so funny how they all look the same.)

Reddit is the Cesspool of the Internet – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in SocialMedia

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It's a joke, Vishnu (which is what I'm calling you from now on, cause there ain't now way in tarnation I'm pronouncing your full username).

What is the most dangerous drug? [Spoiler: it's alcohol!] by TheAmeliaMay in Prohibition

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In think the trouble you have is that while anyone can get a chemical addiction to heroine or crack very quickly most non-alcoholic drinkers are never going to become alcoholics and can't imagine being so.

Ironically, the fact that it's harder to get addicted makes people drink more. They can quit any time, but they choose not to — it's pure stupidity!

You have to push yourself through months and years of hugging the toilet bowl before you get to addiction. That shows real commitment of the addict to oblivion not so much the power of the drug.

Most people who drink do it to try and cope with stuff. It's quite exploitative how these folks need help, but people sell them literal poison instead — how do they sleep at night knowing they ruin lives, knowing they kill people?

I literally cannot image being addicted to alcohol, it offers nothing worth the negative effects of being dependant for me.

A lot of people in my family are alcoholics, so I always knew to stay away from that crap. My uncle is going to prison for stealing a truck while drunk, and my mom's cousin nearly killed herself drunk driving.

I believe memory blackouts while drinking is linked quite strongly to child abuse or other trauma in a person's past

Any sources to back that up? I never heard that assertion before and would be interested in reading up on it. I feel like most people who claim to be blackout drunk are just trying to avoid the consequences of their actions, like my mom's cousin (I think she thought they wouldn't take her license away if she said that, which obviously didn't work).

Reddit is the Cesspool of the Internet – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in SocialMedia

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Found the r/AHS troll.

What is the most dangerous drug? [Spoiler: it's alcohol!] by TheAmeliaMay in Prohibition

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Oh, cool, thanks!

PASTOR JOHNNY HAS RECEIVED HIS THIRD STRIKE FOR ADVOCATING VIOLENCE, BECAUSE HE SAID HE LIKES BEACHY HEAD AS A SUICIDE DESTINATION. by andrewblanchard in whatever

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AHS is a subreddit of Communists who think their only purpose in life is to harass Conservatives on the Internet.

I'm talking about Johnny. u/d3rr is a co-founder of SaidIt.

What is the most dangerous drug? [Spoiler: it's alcohol!] by TheAmeliaMay in Prohibition

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And how many people died from alcohol over those 30-100k years? In the US alone: 95k die every year.

What is the most dangerous drug? [Spoiler: it's alcohol!] by TheAmeliaMay in Prohibition

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alcohol is mostly harmless

Tell that to all the people whose livers failed. Tell that to all the people who died from alcohol-induced cancer. Tell that to all the people who killed themselves drunk driving. Tell that to all the people ran over by drunk drivers. Tell that to all the people murdered by drunkards.

Oh, yeah, you can't — cause they're all dead. Ninety-five thousand; that's how many people die in the US each year cause people like you care more about getting drunk than human lives.

been used for thousands of years

Murder has happened for thousands of years, so should we legalize that?

Reddit is the Cesspool of the Internet – Amelia May Johnson by TheAmeliaMay in SocialMedia

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If this sounds familiar: that's cause this is a re-mastered version of so'm I posted here last year. I decided to try making a site with a WordPress blog, and am in the process of moving all my stuff there — but I wanted to re-master everything instead of just copy-pasting it.

For those who didn't read the old one: enjoy! I'm sure you'll agree with at least a few of my points.

PASTOR JOHNNY HAS RECEIVED HIS THIRD STRIKE FOR ADVOCATING VIOLENCE, BECAUSE HE SAID HE LIKES BEACHY HEAD AS A SUICIDE DESTINATION. by andrewblanchard in whatever

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Told yall he was an AHS shill.

Ed Davey: No Free Speech on Trans Rights. They believe in free speech so much the party banned one of its members for saying a woman is an adult female. by Chipit in censorship

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Great Britain is an antonym of free speech these days.

In 20 years: saying "the sky is blue" will be politically incorrect. by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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I banned this guy enough times to memorize his writing style; it's definitely him.

Edward gives us audio rants now and then

??? Show me.

What is the most dangerous drug? [Spoiler: it's alcohol!] by TheAmeliaMay in Prohibition

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Alcohol ranked #1 overall, #4 in harm to users, and #1 in harm to others. Alcohol was the only drug on the chart that harmed others more than the user. Alcohol also ranked #3 in "Health damage, mental impairment and dependence."

SHOCK: General Plotted Secret Coup To Undercut Trump After Jan 6 [to keep us in Afghanistan] by TheAmeliaMay in SecularTalk

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u/pastorjohnny I know this is you.

In 20 years: saying "the sky is blue" will be politically incorrect. by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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Go back to r/AHS.

SHOCK: General Plotted Secret Coup To Undercut Trump After Jan 6 [to keep us in Afghanistan] by TheAmeliaMay in SecularTalk

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Yeah, he serves the military-industrial complex.

SHOCK: General Plotted Secret Coup To Undercut Trump After Jan 6 [to keep us in Afghanistan] by TheAmeliaMay in SecularTalk

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As long as the House is Democrat-controlled: they'd impeach him a thousand times, but he'd never be convicted. They know this and just use impeachment to virtue signal "orange man bad" whenever they want attention.

In 20 years: saying "the sky is blue" will be politically incorrect. by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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I posted this to Twitter to see if they'll ever put some "fact-check" bullshit on it like they did to Trump.

In 20 years: saying "the sky is blue" will be politically incorrect. by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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He's an AHS troll; just ignore him. It's u/ILoveCher on his billionth alt. How do I know? He has a distinctive writing style and always posts stupid crap like this. The only purpose of this account is to bury real discussion beneath stupidity. He can be funny sometimes, but he has an ulterior motive.

Slippery Slope by Tarrock in politics

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That's what I suspected. Was the problem really that bad? (I've been out of the loop lately)

Morning Joe Goes Full Socialist Out Of Nowhere by TheAmeliaMay in SecularTalk

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This guy used to be a Republican, but he's talking like Bernie Sanders. (Of course, he left the GOP because "orange man bad.")

In 20 years: saying "the sky is blue" will be politically incorrect. by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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no need for narcissistic masturbatory self-grooming.

That's the opposite of a neckbeard, Jason.

In 20 years: saying "the sky is blue" will be politically incorrect. by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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Plausibly the result of their well-insulated thyroid.

That actually made me laugh LOL

Slippery Slope by Tarrock in politics

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Who did that and why?

u/AXXA, do you know what's going on?

Slippery Slope by Tarrock in politics

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You're welcome!

In 20 years: saying "the sky is blue" will be politically incorrect. by TheAmeliaMay in whatever

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And the people saying that won't even be color-blind!

Slippery Slope by Tarrock in politics

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u/d3rr, headers ain't displaying correctly for some reason.

Edit: I found a work-around.

Was Donald Trump Just Filmed Inside The White House? - by ProudAmerican in news

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Clickbait.

دانلود فیلم جنایی by fhfhghg in Movies

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u/d3rr the Arab spammers are back to filling the front page with their crappy blogs no one cares about.

This is Who is Calling You a Nazi Online. by Tarrock in MeanwhileOnReddit

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That's what I always thought. He makes a bunch of alt accounts to post stupid stuff, in order to try and burry real discussion, which is a left-wing shill tactic.

He's probably the same guy as u/ILoveCher, who eventually had a mental breakdown after being banned a thousand times and went on these psychopathic rants about how we're all "Nazis" and how he wants to kill us. He said "AmeriKKKa" a lot in his rants, which is a dead give-away someone's a commie.

These people vote — at least until they get on the sex offender registry.

China Slams George Soros, Declares Him A ‘Global Economic Terrorist’ by Rob3122 in news

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It's treasonous!

General Milley Accused Of Treason For Warning China Of US Military Plans, Staging Coup Against Trump by TheAmeliaMay in TimPool

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Remember what I said Communists infiltrated the government? Believe me now?

Radical conspiracism as a tool of the ruling groups. History as the foundation of ethics. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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Most crazy conspiracy theories (like flat earth crap) are psyops to make real conspiracy theories (like NSA spying) look bad. Some conspiracy theories are a mix, so they can use the crazy parts to discredit the true parts.

The basis of conspiracy theory thought is thinking rationally, regardless of what the elite tell you — but many conspiracy theories nowadays are the opposite: people disregard facts and logic if it hurts their feelings.

China Slams George Soros, Declares Him A ‘Global Economic Terrorist’ by Rob3122 in news

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Yeah, but so is the CCP, buying up American companies left and right — especially media companies — so they can brainwash our youth and put our Nation in an economic choke-hold.

A mixed economy is the only rational option.