Welp I'm permabanned from reddit and ruqqus is dead, so I guess I'm here now by mon0theist in SaidIt

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Is being gold star an achievement? Can the act of not doing something be an achievement or does it take action to keep that gold star status?

The US military studied how to influence users on online media sites in Darpa funded research. (The Guardian 2014) by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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An Americans Bot alt. It's one of those accounts from outside the U.S. because it slips up from time to time and uses British English spelling and grammar. My guess is China.

Chattanooga is slowly turning into another sprawling shithole owned by Californians and New Yorkers by IkeConn in Chattanooga

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In my area, I have also seen people and firms from Texas, New Jersey, and the D.C. area buying up houses and apartments. New housing is slowing and I am seeing existing homes staying on the market longer and even dropping in price. All the realtors I know think the end is near. Interest rates have to go up soon to put inflation in check.

Has anyone noticed a large percentage of shill accounts lately? by Zapped in whatever

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I've heard that there are bots that can carry conversations with users, but it seems they always trip up along the way or eventually say something strange or off-topic.

Warmonger & Cryptojew Colin Powell, dead at age 84. by radicalcentrist in debatealtright

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I remember hearing that General Norman Schwarzkopf, while commander of CENTCOM during operation Desert Shield, would frequently end his calls with Powell, who was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, by saying "F*ck you, Colin", and then hanging up. Powell was at least as much the politician as he was the soldier.

Has anyone noticed a large percentage of shill accounts lately? by Zapped in whatever

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I know of the Americans bot and it's alts, but it only creates posts and comments without context. Do any of the bots interact with real users here, that you know of?

Weenus by Zapped in IsThisDirty

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It's a burden, for sure. Women are always staring at it when I'm out in public.

Why hasn't the price of gold been going up? by trident765 in investing

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Yep. Capital is cheap right now if you're able to tap into it. Might as well trade it for something lasting.

Weenus by Zapped in IsThisDirty

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That's a strange looking guitar. I wonder what it sounds like.

What is happening in this world by magnora7 in whatever

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I was using the "every man is an island" metaphor to say that each of us is an individual and has the responsibility to take care of our self so we can be a part of something bigger. I did not mean to infer isolation is the way, although some of us are just built that way, and that's ok, too. I see you being of great influence, even if you don't feel like you are doing enough at times. There's the different perspective I was talking about.

What is happening in this world by magnora7 in whatever

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That's a great observation. Online chatter can take the human element out of conversation and can bring out the worst in some since there is no ongoing feedback.

What is happening in this world by magnora7 in whatever

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Every man is an island. We each live in our own world. The best we can do is to take care of ourselves and our families. Keep the faith, but don't let the noise of the world outside your head drown out who you are. I am not a religious person, but I think the first verse of Niebuhr's Serenity prayer fits the philosophical struggle you're going through. It can be frustrating when others don't see what we do, even if we feel we are clear in expressing our views and the facts. We also don't always see from other's perspectives, shaped by their own experiences and knowledge. Sometimes the best you can do is express yourself and move on. Being part of a movement is great, but without doing our part to be the best we can, that movement doesn't happen. You posted content and information online. You helped make Saidit happen so others have a more open exchange of ideas. You took time away when you needed to take care of things. The only constant in this world is change, and it is up to each of us to work with that change to come out better on the other side. Be satisfied with yourself. Don't sweat the rest.

Biden down to 36%, 'sinking like the Titanic by P-38lightning in politics

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Ha. It's like giving your children the choice between peas or carrots at dinner. The choice you present to them tricks them into choosing one when they want neither.

Gabby Petito autopsy: Cause of death was strangulation, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue says by AmericanMuskrat in news

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$5 million? You don't have that much money without connections. That strengthens my belief that the father got outside help.

China’s Ghost Cities Are Finally Stirring to Life After Years of Empty Streets by Zapped in news

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I think the government thought the rural folk would flock to these cities as more and more jobs were created. This article says that China was planning long-term to capitalize on their growing economy, but I think China was spending money on something that was not a sure-thing.

Jon Gruden called Biden a 'nervous clueless p****' by Zapped in Sports

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I think Gruden's emails were dug up as part of the investigation into the Washington Redskins investigation of sexual harassment by the former management. It goes to show that you never put into writing or on video anything you don't want everyone to read, hear, or see.

Gabby Petito autopsy: Cause of death was strangulation, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue says by AmericanMuskrat in news

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Are there any witnesses who saw the three of them camping? When was the last time Brian was seen by someone besides his parents? I think they either drove him to Texas near the Mexican border or put him on a small boat headed to the Caribbean or Mexico. Either way, I think his father paid to have him smuggled out of the country, although you may be right about him being in an unknown vehicle staying on the backroads. They had, what, 2 weeks to line something up?

Unspillable Cup by humancorpse in whatever

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Dear, Madame. That is not a unspillable cup, but an anti-spill cup holder. We don't take kindly to misinformation on this site.

I went to get my vaccine, but they vaccinated my cat. Now my cat can fly, but i cant. by humancorpse in whatever

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That is creepy looking. Thanks.

How To Make Powerful Wheel Slingshot | Powerful Wheel Slingshot VS Huge Fish by humancorpse in whatever

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Or the best.

wat by Anonymouss in Internet

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What am I missing?

I got my tongues and spoke to God!! He says I will marry a trans woman and he loves all LGBTQ people ♡♡♡ by humancorpse in whatever

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From what I've seen and heard, the mega-churches here in the U.S. are as much for networking as they are about getting closer to God. The smaller churches are more about community.

I got my tongues and spoke to God!! He says I will marry a trans woman and he loves all LGBTQ people ♡♡♡ by humancorpse in whatever

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Well, my friend thought the movie "Deliverance" was the scariest horror film he's ever seen, so.....

discussing whether or not vaccines are safe or not is not allowed on reddit. by humancorpse in MeanwhileOnReddit

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they are safe

safe [sāf] ADJECTIVE

protected from or not exposed to danger or risk

Better wording would be "relatively safe".

I got my tongues and spoke to God!! He says I will marry a trans woman and he loves all LGBTQ people ♡♡♡ by humancorpse in whatever

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From what my friend told me, his experience was not only of people talking in tongues, but also flailing around on the floor and running up and down the aisles shouting and dancing. He did not mention the handling of serpents or drinking of arsenic during his visit.

I got my tongues and spoke to God!! He says I will marry a trans woman and he loves all LGBTQ people ♡♡♡ by humancorpse in whatever

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Has anyone here ever been to a Pentecostal church? I have not but heard from a friend that his experience was the most scared he ever was and he grew up in the Bronx.

I never appreciated Saidit until... by Rastafoo in SaidIt

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I didn't think they made those anymore. You got me.

I never appreciated Saidit until... by Rastafoo in SaidIt

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So close. The correct answer to what you drive is a Subaru.

I never appreciated Saidit until... by Rastafoo in SaidIt

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I may be "naive", but I get the joke sometimes.

I never appreciated Saidit until... by Rastafoo in SaidIt

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What does a lesbian bring to a 2nd date? A U-Haul. Told to me by a real live lesbian. She wasn't gold star, though. I imagine most lesbians, at least older ones, aren't gold star due to social pressures and just not understanding that they were truly different. When I was in my 20's, social pressure was for young women to experiment with other women, even if they weren't gay.

You guys saw saidit got mentioned in a "The Atlantic" article a ways back, right? by magnora7 in SaidIt

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At 2:57 ".....which I know they've done a lot of their own hard development work to improve upon the Reddit code base....."

Pat yourself on the back, why don't ya?

You guys saw saidit got mentioned in a "The Atlantic" article a ways back, right? by magnora7 in SaidIt

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It looked like he was using s/technology as a backdrop for the tutorial, too.

You guys saw saidit got mentioned in a "The Atlantic" article a ways back, right? by magnora7 in SaidIt

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At the 6:30 of the video: Ah, yes. I remember the "Horse Cock Enthusiast > Nazi" post. At least it was citing how crazy Reddit has become.

Golden Retriever Parents Watching Over Their Newborn Puppies by humancorpse in whatever

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Nice change of pace.

You guys saw saidit got mentioned in a "The Atlantic" article a ways back, right? by magnora7 in SaidIt

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I think I remember the Ruqqus founder talking with u/Magnora7 about getting his site running and M7 offered free advice. He seemed excited and grateful at the time.

How AT&T helped build far-right One America News by socks in politics

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Not what I asked.

Brilliant idea I just had while drinking by AmericanMuskrat in Cassy

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Oh, you. Going around in circles.

How AT&T helped build far-right One America News by socks in politics

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How do you think Fox News would go if they had more competition? Would they lean further right or go back to center? What would the cable news landscape look like if there were and even number of left and right leaning networks. And please stop trying to convince me that the MSM doesn't lean left.

Jil's Last Day by Zapped in videos

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Yeah. These kinds of documentaries are difficult for me, too, as I try to put myself in their mindset and wonder if I could go through with it.

Imagine... by JasonCarswell in memes

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This. I know more people who willingly got the vaccine and are against mandates then people who are anti-vaccine. Those who sowed the seeds of distrust when Trump was fast-tracking the vaccines are now demonizing those against not just the vaccine, but against mandates.

Timberview High School shooting suspect bonds out of jail by Zapped in news

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Waiting for details to play out, but this has been posted by someone who says they went to school with the shooter.

https://imgur.com/a/McybwUc

Cold case team says Zodiac Killer ID'd, linking him to another murder by Zapped in news

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I must be reading it wrong, then. It looks to me like they indeed name Poste as who they think is the Zodiac Killer. They even link this Fox News article on their website. The official LEO narrative is that Poste was not the Zodiac Killer, so that may be what you are talking about. While I think Arthur Leigh Allen is the most likely suspect, I also like to hear others, especially professionals, who have their own ideas. Their theory on Robert Rackstraw being Dan Cooper and being covered up because he worked for the CIA is interesting.

Brilliant idea I just had while drinking by AmericanMuskrat in Cassy

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Total BS. I can't imagine someone who was active here being smart enough to accomplish something like that.

Brilliant idea I just had while drinking by AmericanMuskrat in Cassy

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Yeah. I am disappointed that that guy accepted his ban and didn't keep making new accounts to keep contributing to the discussion.

Hammered: Biden falls to 38%, ‘not competent,’ ‘honest’ by P-38lightning in politics

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If the current people in charge giving orders through the White House want to keep up the game, they need to keep Biden off camera as much as they can.

Murder Pandemic: Fourth Straight Month With More Homicides than COVID Deaths in Washington, D.C. by Rob3122 in news

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They may not try as hard in some cases where witnesses and the victims friends and family won't cooperate with LEO, but they do always open an investigation. I remember a drive-by shooting at an outdoor birthday party between 2 Salvadorian gangs where the attending family members, including the grandmother, wouldn't talk to the police even though two people died. I guess the family was waiting to retaliate themselves in due time. Sometimes a young gang-banger will be found in a yard of an abandoned house and LEO will never get any leads besides the file they may have already put together on the subject while he was alive. It's a different culture in these neighborhoods. There is a portion of those communities who don't want the police to interfere with their way of life, as messed up as it may be.

‘Unprecedented’ China Power Outages: 2/3 of China in the dark due to intensifying coal shortages... is China about to implode? by magnora7 in videos

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There's a lot going internally with China right now. I can't tell if they are getting handle on things, or the house of cards is falling apart. I'm hearing the latter, but they control so much of the world's commerce.

Murder Pandemic: Fourth Straight Month With More Homicides than COVID Deaths in Washington, D.C. by Rob3122 in news

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Oh, no. You misunderstood me. The police always investigate after the shooting/murder/etc. They just aren't as pro-active as in other neighborhoods. Sometimes when the police get into a physical altercation during the investigation of a suspected crime, they are accused of racism, so they step back and let sh*t happen and come in after the shooting stops. I have heard some people say that the drug dealers are the heroes because they give money to the kids and hand out turkeys at Thanksgiving. It's what they grow up with. They think just because you do bad things, it doesn't mean you are a bad person and should go to jail. It's a weird thing to hear from people I consider generally smart but brainwashed by what they grow up with as "normal". The cycle then continues.

Murder Pandemic: Fourth Straight Month With More Homicides than COVID Deaths in Washington, D.C. by Rob3122 in news

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I would think if racism were involved, rates would be coming down because arrests and police presence would be higher. From what I hear on the ground (from both police officers and people who live in poorer black neighborhoods), the police have had their hands tied by the bureaucrats, so it's easier to "clean up" after the crimes than to get involved in community outreach and be accused of racism and police brutality.

Murder Pandemic: Fourth Straight Month With More Homicides than COVID Deaths in Washington, D.C. by Rob3122 in news

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Spot on, but why is there lack of policing in the black neighborhoods and only "clean up" after the fact?

Saidit.net Canary #21 by magnora7 in SaiditCanary

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Failure to publish a warrant canary may constitute contempt of court, but has never been forced as far as we know. The following excerpt also talks about the PGP key which u/Drewski talks about.

This is from the ProPrivacy.com website:

"Can a warrant canary be trusted? On the face of it, warrant canaries sound like a good idea. Many are not convinced, however, arguing that warrant canaries are little more that puff and smoke advertising with little to no real substance.

  1. First Amendment protection for the use of warrant canaries is purely conjectural – it has never been tested in a court of law. It is very possible that a US court would rule that failure to update a warrant canary constitutes contempt of the legal requirement placed on an individual.

This is even more true outside the US, where people do not enjoy the explicit Constitutional rights afforded to US citizens. Australia is the first country to explicitly outlaw the use of warrant canaries, and other countries (such as the UK) are likely to follow soon.

  1. A website can be easily be taken over by a government and false updates given. Securing a warrant canary with a PGP key is intended to protect against this, but a) how many people actually check these PGP keys?, and b) if a company owner can be compelled to compromise his or her service, they can also be compelled (or bribed) to hand over their PGP keys.

As Brett Max Kaufman, a lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union, told the BBC,

"If the government asked a company to leave its warrant canary up (and therefore communicate something false to the public), the company would have the right to challenge any gag (under the First Amendment... or under certain provisions of the USA Freedom Act) in court. But if a court upheld the government's request... the public would be none the wiser, at least for some time. Indeed, that would be the entire objective from the government's perspective."

An individual who was quick enough might be able to destroy all copies of their PGP key (which will be stored in a variety of places so it that can be verified) before being forced to hand it over. This would allow an eagle-eyed observer to notice the missing signature if the company is forced to keep updating its warrant canary. There is still no way, however, for customers to know whether or not a key has not been destroyed.

Secure web storage firm SpiderOak makes a brave attempt to address this problem by having its warrant canary digitally signed by 3 different high ranking individuals within the company (who are presumably located in different geographical locations). This would certainly make coercing (or bribing) all signers more difficult (or expensive), but provides no cast-iron guarantees that this is the case and that they can all be trusted.

  1. Even when warrant canaries are "triggered” (i.e. they are not updated in a timely manner), this is often ignored. A good example is Apple, which in 2014 removed its warrant canary from its latest transparency report. Despite this, it was widely argued that the removal probably did not mean that Apple had been forced to hand over data following secret government orders. This may or may not be true, but whatever the case, the incident was quickly forgotten and customers carried on trusting Apple as usual.

Another example is the missing warrant canary in Reddit’s 2015 transparency report. Despite some initial concern among a small subsection of Redditors, business on the Reddit forums has also since continued as usual."

I have heard of people getting computer bugs, and now i have a few. by humancorpse in technology

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May I refer you to this device, then?

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20150320587A1/en

Was the recent Facebook "whistleblower" a set up? by trident765 in conspiracy

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I, too, was thinking how convenient this was.

I have heard of people getting computer bugs, and now i have a few. by humancorpse in technology

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Keep your legs closed while you're using your computer.

Anyone know why this happened? Are there discussions about dinosaur flags or Asian Americans at .win, parler, ruqqus &c? by [deleted] in debatealtright

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That dude was either mentally ill or on drugs.

Black Intruder mauled to death by dogs after breaking into Georgia home. Will there be a protest? 😂 by Rob3122 in news

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It looks like they were a combination of black, white, and pink. I think dogs are color blind. I adopted a border collie that would start barking when she heard Spanish language on the tv. She was raised in a back yard next to a cut-through where Hispanics would walk. She "learned" that Hispanics are trespassers.

Far-Right Boogaloo Admits Posing as BLM Supporter While Shooting Up Minneapolis Cop Station by ShalomEveryone in news

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Your statement is bigoted.

hello. by humancorpse in Introductions

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Man, that's like asking if the inmates are running the prison.

hello. by humancorpse in Introductions

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Far-Right Boogaloo Admits Posing as BLM Supporter While Shooting Up Minneapolis Cop Station by ShalomEveryone in news

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I think it is the opposite. This is a troll account used to stir up debate. I think he is somewhat sarcastically commenting and trying to get people to conclude opposite of the sentiment he is throwing out there.

Black Intruder mauled to death by dogs after breaking into Georgia home. Will there be a protest? 😂 by Rob3122 in news

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With specific qualifications, yes.

Black Intruder mauled to death by dogs after breaking into Georgia home. Will there be a protest? 😂 by Rob3122 in news

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It's almost as if there should be laws against people breaking into homes, too.

I'm not racist, I just hate "black culture". by Dumbasses in unpopularopinion

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I think most "racism" is mislabeled cultural bias. The IAT, or Implicit Awareness Test, has shown racial bias, even black on black bias. The theory is that people have bias based on how POC are portrayed on television or by society. I don't think they've gone deep enough, meaning that people naturally associate skin color to cultural behavior, not the other way around. Stereotyping and generalization is part of human reasoning and problem solving. I feel that the current push to force POC in advertisements and television and movie roles is more for POC to break these cultural boundaries than for non-POC to accept them into theirs.

While my high school classmates were getting ready to graduate I was to busy by Brewdabier in pics

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Busy trolling online forums?

Lake Mead At Risk Of Becoming A "Dead Pool" by mother in whatever

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We can solve anything we put our efforts towards. How that happens is another story.

hello. by humancorpse in Introductions

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Again?

Lake Mead At Risk Of Becoming A "Dead Pool" by mother in whatever

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I think the solution will be a combination of man-made recycling efforts (water is mostly naturally recycled now.....we drink water molecules the dinosaurs peed out, lol), de-desalinization plants, and piping clean water from the coastal regions inland. It has to get bad enough for people to make enough money to make it happen.

Speaking of the plastics in the oceans, there is progress on using specific bacteria that feed on and break the plastics down.

After Family's Home Burns Down, Gov't Evicting Them from RV They're Living in to Rebuild by Drewski in corruption

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I have more experience with this kind of thing, but yes, that was one example I provided. I am sympathetic to anyone who is told what they can or can not do on their own property if they are not hurting anyone, even though this is an opinion piece only giving part of one side of the story. The fact that the zoning authority stepped in on behalf of a complaint, says that there is another side we haven't heard in this article. If there has been a complaint filed against them, then either they have been a problem to the community or the complainant is being a jerk to their neighbors. In my experience, if there is an order to remove that camper after 5 months and after a public hearing, then there is reason to believe that the family has done something wrong.

Lake Mead At Risk Of Becoming A "Dead Pool" by mother in whatever

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Here's a bigger problem, in my opinion.

https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2020/05/01/nifa-impacts-saving-ogallala-aquifer-supporting-farmers

The Ogallala aquifer has dropped 16 feet in the past 65 years.

Alzheimer’s: 'Breakthrough' study finds likely cause by AmericanMuskrat in Health

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I've heard of that diet. How hard is it to follow?

After Family's Home Burns Down, Gov't Evicting Them from RV They're Living in to Rebuild by Drewski in corruption

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I knew a family whose house burned down and was doing demo work within 2 months. It only took a little longer to start rebuilding because they had to hire a general contractor, go over floor plans, and get the insurance and bank to approve. The insurance paid them to rent a house nearby.

They must be twins. by lastwords in memes

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Good explanation. I wonder why getting SARS-CoV-2 trumps the vaccine, and why early studies are showing that getting the vaccine after getting over the virus gives you the best immunity. I think it would be far better for people to get the antibody test than to rely on a vaccination card. Some people don't produce antibodies after getting the vaccine, but almost everyone will produce antibodies after catching the virus.

Alzheimer’s: 'Breakthrough' study finds likely cause by AmericanMuskrat in Health

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Inflammation seems to cause most of the health problems in humans.

After Family's Home Burns Down, Gov't Evicting Them from RV They're Living in to Rebuild by Drewski in corruption

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This family has maybe been bad neighbors and now their neighbors are using zoning law to try to get them removed from their property. They may dragging their feet getting their house rebuilt. On the other hand, their neighbor may want to buy their land and they won't sell, so said neighbor is using this as payback. I've seen both scenarios.

running multiple minn kota 112 trolling motors? by mother in whatever

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i dont have a clue what i am doing, ffs.

None of us do. Once I learned that, it made everything I do less stressful. We're all figuring things out as we go along.

Where are you getting your ideas and research?

running multiple minn kota 112 trolling motors? by mother in whatever

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That's a pretty ambitious project, and Id like to know how it turns out. I'm guessing that you will be using this on a lake and not a moving body of water.

Why not build your own drive train and use an electric motor? If you had an inboard powered boat, I would think it could be easily done. An inboard/outboard could also be converted easily, I would think.

running multiple minn kota 112 trolling motors? by mother in whatever

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Would the controller need feedback? If so, maybe you'd have to rig up some kind of relay box and use the motors as a master/slave tandem.

Maybe this will help: https://www.trollingmotors.net/pages/technical-resources

Or are you talking about a different kind of trolling?

Pfizer Launches Final Study For COVID Drug That's Suspiciously Similar To 'Horse Paste' by Questionable in Coronavirus

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You are correct. I was wrong. When the news about Pfizer's drug cam out in March, there was talk that the protease was Ivermectin. I was wrong in not following up on that.

GEORGIA FRAUD: 19,000 ballots were counted from ONE drop box collected over Columbus Day weekend. Surveillance shows only 24 people ever visited the drop box during that weekend. by Questionable in corruption

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Nope. Simple investigative skills would do the trick, unless there is an effort to block an investigation. By law, there is supposed to be chian-of-custody in all ballots, including mail-in. If there are discrepancies, then that shows a break-down and potential fraud. Any effort to suppress will act further to discredit past and future elections, whether real fraud exists or not.

GEORGIA FRAUD: 19,000 ballots were counted from ONE drop box collected over Columbus Day weekend. Surveillance shows only 24 people ever visited the drop box during that weekend. by Questionable in corruption

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Like the top comment says, it should be easy to see if someone or several people dropped off huge stacks of ballots that day. Otherwise, they had to have been inserted between pickup and delivery, which would be part of a big conspiracy, or added at the counting station and written up as coming from the drop box, which would be part of an even bigger conspiracy. Of course, this also needs to be confirmed by more than the gentleman being interviewed in this video clip.

Pfizer Launches Final Study For COVID Drug That's Suspiciously Similar To 'Horse Paste' by Questionable in Coronavirus

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In this case, an anti-parasitic (Ivermectin) acts as a protease. Ivermectin has been called "horse paste" by virtue signalers to discredit anyone hopeful of initial reports that it works to fight SARS-CoV-2. Pfizer has been running studies of their therapeutic drug that uses Ivermectin and it seems to be effective.

edit: It's not Ivermectin, although there are studies that indicate Ivermectin acts as a protease inhibitor.

Housing | TikTok by JasonCarswell in conspiracy

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Zillow?

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

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I think you try harder than most. You see the big picture. Don't let that get lost in the details. Culture is a group effort and those who spend time and energy being sidetracked by outliers, are often spent before they complete the journey. Don't let the pursuit of perfection take you on a side quest, for it is never ending.

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

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The problem is that the rules here can be arbitrary. I have refrained from commenting because so many have already put into words, better than me, how I feel about the matter. Is one comment calling someone a name breaking the rules? What about calling someone a name while making an argument? What about using "debate" to work users into a frenzy? I think we each have a responsibility to discriminate which comments are genuine and which are from shills or trolls; whether for fun or profit. As u/Basghetti touched on: if you can prove they are actively trying to wreck the site and shutter discussion here, then that would be an open-and-shut case for banning, in my opinion.

How I deal with users I think are bad actors or have a mental issue? I don't block them. I glance over their comments and don't give them much credence. The replies to those comments can be more insightful on how others react. Truth be told, it frustrates me sometimes how worked up you can get in those conversations. I think you waste energy you can use elsewhere. There are some pertinent quotes about arguing on this link: https://celebrateyoga.org/41-quotes-arguing-idiots/

my time here at saidit has come to an end. by PastorJohnny in whatever

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I don't do that sort of stuff as much as I should. There is a certain balance that I have yet to figure out.

my time here at saidit has come to an end. by PastorJohnny in whatever

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Thank you for your kind words.

my time here at saidit has come to an end. by PastorJohnny in whatever

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I'm sorry to hear that and I apologize for making a joke without thinking about that implication.

Secret Hiding Places You’ve Never Thought Of: where to hide stuff in your house by Chipit in whatever

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It doesn't matter where you hide the alcohol, a drunk will always find it.

my time here at saidit has come to an end. by PastorJohnny in whatever

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It's this site you're leaving us for, isn't it?

https://www.jw.org/en/

my time here at saidit has come to an end. by PastorJohnny in whatever

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But do they shower you with gifts and free food and drinks like this place does?