Cuomo considers banning cigarette sales for six weeks amid Coronavirus outbreak by dcjogger in politics

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He a member of a political party that's infamous for machine politics. He just might want riots and organized crime. It'd give him a change to "take out the trash".

Teenager opens fire on three armed men after attempted burglary, killing one by dcjogger in news

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I'm glad that kid was taught, trained, and was able to protect himself. Imagine coming home and finding your place broken into and your kid killed. And imagine the horror of knowing that the people who did that are still out there, and will do that to someone else somewhere down the road. One of the guys was already wanted for murder.

Coronavirus lockdown could kill small businesses, experts say by Unicorn in news

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Tobacco Republicans are still a problem, and are a direct threat to the Vape industry.

Democrats BLOCKED The Emergency Relief Bill And People Are FURIOUS by Tarrock in politics

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The wanted all the extra to be diverted to Planned Parenthood.

What is Saidit's official stance on racism, hate speech, harassment, and persistent bullying? by Tuckingham_Jones in help

[–]XOXO_HandBanana_XOXO 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is the part where we all tell you to take your bullshit back to Reddit.

What is Saidit's official stance on racism, hate speech, harassment, and persistent bullying? by Tuckingham_Jones in help

[–]XOXO_HandBanana_XOXO 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Harassment and bully is prohibited, and racism contributes little if anything to debate. In essence, it's not so much that it's banned, but it's frowned upon and taken care of by community.

The Reddit Admins have started removing posts that are critical of Joe Biden by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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It started when Ellen Pao was hired to be the CEO of Reddit. The first thing she did was guy the RES analytical tools. There used to be a RES feature that would show a post's percentage of upvotes vs downvotes. That would tell you if something was actually unlikable, or merely controversial. The removal of that feature, among others, is what started the dumbing down of Reddit as a platform.

Reddit has done nothing in regards to Child Pornography being posted by AHS on subs they deem "hateful" by bk2mummy4u in MeanwhileOnReddit

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There are ways to report instances of CP being distributed without self-incriminating. I won't pretend to be a professional on the subject; If someone who know a bit more want to speak up, then please, do. I'd like to learn too.

But I do know it can be done, because I know a person who had to report inappropriate pictures from when she was a minor. Maybe I should ask her about it. Or maybe not, cuz people are rightfully sensitive about that kind of thing.

Reddit has done nothing in regards to Child Pornography being posted by AHS on subs they deem "hateful" by bk2mummy4u in MeanwhileOnReddit

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You can't blame Reddit for the poor conduct of some of it's users. That said, you can absolutely hold Reddit accountable failing to enforce it's own code of ethics as well as hosting illegal content. If Reddit won't clean up this mess, it's time to document and report the issue to Law Enforcement.

On Super Tuesday, Melonnie Hicks, the Executive Director of the Pioneer City County Museum, wrote "I hope every single one of you pieces of s**t that votes republican, dies today." by Chipit in politics

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Some that skewed about today should not be trusted with portraying the past.

Streamer SoaRCarl gets banned and dropoped from SoaR Gaming after negligent discharge of a firearm on stream. by Chipit in videos

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I can almost forgive him. At least he owned up too what he did, learned from it, and became a more responsible gun owner. It's unfortunate that he wasn't sufficiently responsible from the onset. But we have a saying: "No harm, no foul." No one and nothing was hurt, dry wall was the only victim, and it's hard to condemn someone over a bit of Spackle work.

The reason why content hangs around on the front page of Saidit longer than other sites. by x0x7 in whatever

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A mute button actually sounds like a great idea. The internet is all about freedom of media. Letting people chose what they want to see is part of that equation. Letting them mute what they don't want to see is also a part of that.

"Don't believe that every member of a group is as bad as it's worst 5 percent. If you do, you're probably among the worst 5 percent of whatever group you're in." - Scott Adams by muellermeierschulz in quotes

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It's /Pol, but with votes for who can make the most offensive sentence that's also comprehensible. I bet most users there are just using it as a sperg-out space, and laughing at the few actual racists who think they're among their people. It's just trolls trolling.

Why does Reddit push their app so hard? by Handroid7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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The app can access your phone's data, plus any databases connected to your phone. So they get your contacts, addresses, phone numbers, pictures, and more. They can then sell that data for profit. It's basically a semi-legal phishing scheme, and a huge pain in the ass for anyone who works in data security. One idiot puts an app on their phone, and next thing you know China somehow beat you to producing whatever product your company spend millions of dollars designing and testing.

The Milwaukee man who killed five co-workers at a beer company’s corporate office is a black Elizabeth Warren supporter, providing a clue as to why the mass shooting disappeared from the discussion so quickly. by Chipit in MediaAnalysis

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And this is why people call mainstream media fake news. To us, the public, it doesn't matter who he was, what matters is the tragedy he committed. His politics don't affect his actions. And here we have a media who views things the complete opposite way. They're willing to bury this tragedy, despite it's horror, precisely because of who he was.

I Don’t Wanna Do My Video Game Chores by magnora7 in Gaming

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I just thought it'd be fun to point out that while AAA games are seemingly losing their appeal, Japanese light games seem to be growing. Fate GO, Azure Lane, Kantai Collection, and Pokemoin GO have all exploded in popularity. These games have none of the budget of AAA games, and are usually a graphical mix between Game Boy graphics and a Webcomic. And yet, they're exploding. Why? Because they're capturing something that AAA games aren't: Fun.

Meteor explosion above Croatia and Slovenia yesterday by magnora7 in videos

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What a fantastic thing to witness. That must be a one-in-a-lifetime thing. It probably happens on a near daily basis, but to actually notice, and catch it on camera? That's awesome.

What's your favorite anime, and why? by MrRubberDucky in Anime

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Man, there are so many out there... Ergo Proxy, Ghost In The Shell... But I'm be that guy and recommend Fate Zero. Why? Because it's an amazing Classical Tragedy, with compelling characters and compelling motives. The artwork is amazing, especially the backgrounds and attention to detail. The antics get pretty epic. It's fun to see one character's slow decent into darkness, and the corrupt but understandable philosophy behind hit. He's probably one of the top-10 anime villains, if only because you can understand what made him a villain.

I mean, yes. There's a lot of great anime out there, some it is probably better than Fate Zero. And the rest of the Fate series is questionable. But Fate Zero is a home run, and you should watch it.

FCC shuts down Alex Jones' pirate flagship radio station by nygal in news

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I think it says a lot about the state of America that the Govt and social media both feel the need to shut down that one crazy guy who most of consider a living meme.

Biden Says Over 150 Million Americans Killed by Gun Violence Since 2007, Which Would Be Half of U.S. Population by MassTooter in politics

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I wonder is he's an idiot, a liar, or if he's mentally unwell. I've heard rumors that he might have early-onset dementia. If that's true, then he and my family have my prayers. Dementia is a terrible ailment.

Biden Says Over 150 Million Americans Killed by Gun Violence Since 2007, Which Would Be Half of U.S. Population by MassTooter in politics

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One of my problems with those statistics is that they don't discriminate between lawful shootings, negligence, and crime. For example, they state that there was 74,000 non-fatal injuries. But they don't bring up how many of the injuries were caused by lawful self-defense. How much of that was crime, how much of that was defense against crime? Yes, there is a small bit about self-defense in there, but it's not lined up with the overall stats.

Classless Pelosi To Lose Seat For RIPPING UP Trump's SOTU Speech by Morphos1759 in The_Donald

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I'll believe it when I see it.

Um - Hello ? (taps mike) by ManWithABanana in Introductions

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I mean, it's not that I don't kinda like Voat. But then again, I don't get offended by much of anything. And one of the sad realities of the Internet is that edgy, rough, and vulgar sites tend to have a better view of what's going on than the sanitized, censored, and politically correct sites do. To Quote: "I speak the saddest words of tongue and pen, Now I know, /pol/ was right again".

Um - Hello ? (taps mike) by ManWithABanana in Introductions

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This website is growing, and unlike Voat, and hasn't been overran with racist schills/bots/sockpuppets plus maybe a few actual racists. So, this website is shaping up to be fairly promising. And unlike Reddit, no there isn't any brigading or mass flagging, at least not yet. So right, I'm actually finding this site to be more enjoyable than Reddit.

Belgian carnival again features anti-Semitic floats and costumes by supertms38 in WorldNews

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My big question is what other groups do they satirize? Because if they only make fun of Jews, then you could argue that yes, this is antisemitic. But if they are also making fun of Germans, Irish, Blacks, Asians, and all others... Then well, it's hard to say that are putting hate on anyone in particular. South Park reached is fame by being willing to lampoon any and everyone. South Park isn't bigoted, it's just edgy. That may be the case with this carnival as well.

Or it might not be. Maybe this is Pogrom-lite. I don't know. I've never even heard of this carnival before. I'm just saying it's important whether or not they discriminate against one single race, or just make fun of everyone.

US stocks fall; S&P 500 ends with 2nd straight weekly loss by nygal in news

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I don't think it's so much a bubble pooping, as it is Coronavirus creating an Externality. Cornoavirus is really screwing up China's market, which is largely a supply market. So, since China can't deliver all the goods it was paid for, other markets are having to deal with a shortage. Various industries, from tech to auto can expect slowdowns in production due to a lack of parts being imported. That's the main cause of the economic instability.

Bob Iger Just Stepped Down as Disney CEO Effective Immediately by Vigte in Movies

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I think the real question is who's going to be his replacement. Because they Bob Chapek could make things even worse just as easily as he could make things better. And Bob Iger is still going to be around, screwing everything up.

Reddit policy: users of quarantined subreddits who consistently UPVOTE (yes, just upvote) policy breaking content will receive warnings, then temporary and even permanent suspensions. by salvia_d in conspiracy

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I saw this website mentioned on Reddit and immediately made an account. I didn't know this site existed. So, this website could certainly use some promotion.

I think one other think that would help with website is the creation of all the specialized subs that Reddit has. Right now, there are some generic subs, but no subs about a specific topic. For example, there is a gaming sub, but no World of Warships or CS:GO sub. Getting people to at least start up some of these subs would go a long way to expanding this sites longevity.