What do you miss about the internet circa 2009? by compultantuser in AskSaidIt

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The global engagement center not swallowing every political forum it finds.

Two tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman by bablarb in WorldNews

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operation Iranian Freedom

When you're the enemy of the people, and the people are winning. by The_In-Betweener in MediaAnalysis

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even the dregs of youtube are better than Judith Miller and Billy Kristol and their ilk

For anyone in the Bay Area with a sense of justice by bablarb in WikiLeaks

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June 12th 4pm Federal Building, SF

Why privacy matters even if you have nothing to hide by salvia_d in conspiracy

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for best answer ask any East-German

Hackers Use NSA Code to Grind Baltimore to a Halt, Pass Code on to Russia, China by salvia_d in conspiracy

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The usual suspects are, as always, Russia, China, North Korea and Iran

but

Of course, there is no evidence that any of these actors were behind the reported hacks.

What is the difference between "home" and "all"? by bablarb in magnora7

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nice, thanks

The US Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching. by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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Iraqis should be asked that same question. Their answers should be printed in English for everyone in the US to read.

For the first time in the history of our country, the government has brought criminal charges under the Espionage Act against a publisher for the publication of truthful information. This is a direct assault on the First Amendment by The_In-Betweener in conspiracy

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Whoever publishes Truthful information should be thanked. They help inform and educate the public and thus strengthen our democracy.

I personally couldn't care less who provided the info, as long as it's 100% authentic, which it was.

Makes me wonder: Are you angry the voters were made aware of the DNC rigging the nomination in 2016?

Trump agrees to keep about 400 US troops in Syria, official says by dcjogger in politics

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Deep State rules

I went to prison for disclosing the CIA’s torture. Gina Haspel helped cover it up. by dcjogger in news

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Gallagher, Golsteyn, and Marine Scout Snipers to be pardoned:

https://taskandpurpose.com/trump-gallagher-golsteyn-marines-pardon

Already pardoned:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Behenna

War crimes are ok. Reporting war crimes is not.

Facebook busts Israeli influence campaign that targeted elections on 3 continents by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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primarily targeted Nigeria, Tunisia, Angola, Senegal, Togo, and Niger

Cute how they pretend it was only happening in Africa and 'faraway places'

US Abandons Iraq Embassy: Real Threats Or War Propaganda? by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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The threat is real, and coming from inside the white house

False Flag Watch: UAE says four ships subjected to 'sabotage' by bablarb in WorldNews

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The covert campaign to regime change Iran is almost ripe for war

Another Whistleblower Bites the Dust as The Intercept Adds a Third Notch to Its Burn Belt by salvia_d in conspiracy

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never forget: It is a crime to expose government crimes

Another Whistleblower Bites the Dust as The Intercept Adds a Third Notch to Its Burn Belt by salvia_d in conspiracy

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We can thank Daniel Hale for revealing the criminal core of this global kill program:

https://theintercept.com/drone-papers/

The Lobby - USA, Episode 1 by 34679 in conspiracy

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One reason why russiagate was so important

Another spokesman for the rich by EndlessSunflowers in memes

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Isn't this more true for foreign than internal issues?

There are some small but real differences in their domestic priorities, but when it comes to foreign affairs... that's deep state territory. If you're Iran the US will come after you no matter who's president.

Assange Sentenced 50 Weeks For Bogus Bail Charge by salvia_d in conspiracy

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The key is Manning. They re-imprisoned her indefinitely so she would eventually have to say something, anything, to incriminate Assange.

Exposing US war crimes sure is a dangerous thing.

US appeals court denies Chelsea Manning's bail request by bablarb in news

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The empire strikes back

Should Saidit be hosted in Norway or Switzerland? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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I'm absolutely sure none of Switzerland international connections goes thru a US friendly country...

why the sarcasm?

Having a compliant government grant access to both end-points makes life easier than doing mid-point intercepts, I thought.

Feel free to prove me wrong.

Should Saidit be hosted in Norway or Switzerland? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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well, Norway is a core NATO member (unlike Sweden) and interacts even more deeply with the NSA:

https://theintercept.com/document/2018/03/01/nsa-intelligence-relationship-with-norway-april-2013/

I'd be surprised if their network traffic isn't 100% exposed to US surveillance.

Tulsi Defends Assange Powerfully On CNN by sawboss in news

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have you ever exposed criminal activity by those in power?

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London by useless_aether in WorldNews

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The reward Ecuador collected:

On February 21, 2019, the Ecuadorian government inked a deal for a total of $10.2 billion in IMF loans.

www.mintpressnews.com/julian-assange-ecuador-extradition-noose-tightens-with-ina-papers-as-latest-slipknot/257175/

and a pretty purse from goldman sachs:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecuador-goldman-sachs/ecuador-says-received-500-million-from-repo-deal-with-goldman-sachs-idUSKCN1LG2X9

Jullian Assange Actually Arrested by 313337 in conspiracy

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These shitty comments kinda make me wish for a downvote option - snarky smile

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London by useless_aether in WorldNews

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The charge brought against him by the US is for revealing war crimes.

Let that sink in for a minute.

"An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship - it is a crime against our nature as human beings." ~ Salman Rushdie by JasonCarswell in quotes

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Short version: Ulfkotte wrote a german bestseller. Tayen Lane bought the English rights. Ulfkotte died. Tayen Lane pretended to sell his book but has actually refused to sell a single copy to this day.

Have a good look at tayen lane. Classic example of what a 'front' looks like.

"An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship - it is a crime against our nature as human beings." ~ Salman Rushdie by JasonCarswell in quotes

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The hoopla makes sense when you look at how the West has tried to regime change Iran over the last 40 years. And Iran plays right into it, with their silly clerics playing the 'fanatics' role that our media loves them to play.

The irony is that we ban books just like Iran, but we're far more sly about it. Look at how cleverly the english translation of 'Journalists for hire' was "removed" from western readers.

Don't join the army by magnora7 in memes

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yup, very refreshing. The fact that it's #1 on saidit/s/all is also proof that the mic's 'perception correctors' still haven't poisoned saidit.

I hope it lasts.

Glenn Greenwald "If You Turn On CNN Or MSNBC It Was Basically STATE TV! CIA TV!" by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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Anyone who gives Greenwald airtime is a-ok in my book, no matter who owns them.

Glenn Greenwald "If You Turn On CNN Or MSNBC It Was Basically STATE TV! CIA TV!" by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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Suddenly Fox has more credibility than everyone else.

I never thought that would happen in a million years, but I was wrong.

Oh, and Greenwald deserves the medal of 'greatest US journalist ever'

The Mueller Report Is In. They Were Wrong. We Were Right. - Caitlin Johnstone by fred_red_beans in politics

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This lady is a prophetess

Israel’s Stranglehold on American Politics - Chris Hedges by salvia_d in conspiracy

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The WaPo story is downright scary. You know "foreign meddling" has gone to a new level when the editorial board of your capital's main newspaper serves foreign interests.

Facebook blocks pages with MILLIONS of subscribers after CNN reports ties with RT by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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No CNN pages are being blocked

um, no one claims they are.

Btw your claims are kinda generic. Sure you're not a bot?

:0)

Venezuela opposition takes steps to seize oil revenue as Maduro issues threat by magnora7 in WorldNews

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I can't wait for 2059, when the CIA's "covert measures to destabilize Venezuela" are declassified.

That was roughly the timeline for "operation ajax"

Israel openly admits to running propaganda operations on US college campuses. If Russia or Iran did this it would be WWIII. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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They also train Congress. Every freshmen class is taken on a pilgrimage to Netanyahu's office for some 1 on 1 indoctrination.

https://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/freshmen-congresspeople-sabotage/

Should we make the /subscribed page the main home page? by magnora7 in SaidItSurveys

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Is this about the recent spike in German posts?

The least disruptive change might be to just exclude non-english posts from the default home page, since most of us won't understand them anyway. And keep everything else as is.

r/news censored story of renowned Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit who was killed in a Chinese detention camp. OP confronted the mods, mods openly say they're catering to new Chinese owners, and OP posts a picture of this exchange that is now on the front page by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I agree 100%, reddit is heavily manipulated - but a minor stake in a $2+ billion company doesn't change who's running the show. Reddit is still a US company, operating on US soil, and its management and top-admins and hw and servers are all at the physical mercy of only one government - and it's not the Chinese.

Then just hrs after the investment was announced some admins "admit" they censor content to please their new Chinese overlords - I just can't bring myself to believe it. Seems crazy that the old media-manipulation machinery would roll over that easily.

However, if I was a professional perception-controller (with n ntrepid licenses) and I wanted to spook a western audience about the great new menace of China - I would do just that... make fake claims about "them taking over" to trigger a standard "were not gonna let them!" reaction.

That's just my random thoughts. There are so many layers of deception on reddit that I take nothing there at face value.

r/news censored story of renowned Uighur musician Abdurehim Heyit who was killed in a Chinese detention camp. OP confronted the mods, mods openly say they're catering to new Chinese owners, and OP posts a picture of this exchange that is now on the front page by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Mods openly say they're catering to new Chinese owners

Smells of planned trolling to me.

The idea that Tencent buys <10% of reddit and is able to implement censorship on day 1 is really hard to believe, sorry.

Former US President Carter: Venezuelan Electoral System “Best in the World” by fred_red_beans in Venezuela

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what's the basis for the claim in the first place?

The Carter Center worked in Venezuela for years as third-party/independent monitors to make sure the elections were free and fair. Just google "carter center venezuela"

"Ireland Passes Pro BDS Bill - Bans Israeli Goods" by The Jimmy Dore Show (2019-02-07) on YouTube by JasonCarswell in Israel

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meanwhile, the BDS is about to become illegal in the US.

Never seen the US of A bow so low.

Book burnings don't always look like this... by useless_aether in FascismWatch

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For another recent example of modern book burning, check out the fate of "gekaufte journalisten" (journalists for hire)

A fake publisher in Oakland made sure the English version never happened. Sinister stuff. Makes one wonder how many other books have been successfully removed in the same stealthy/covert way.

High military command in Venezuela now publicly stating support for Nicolas Maduro. Says military backs Maduro. Without army support, US government backed opposition cannot take control. by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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weird, not a single mention of the 2002 coup anywhere, which was so very similar.

Top question if the US media was free and actually did their job: How much did the "National Endowment for Democracy" pay up this time? In 2002 they brazenly backed the military coup with millions, despite valid & democratic elections.

U.S. will seek extradition of Huawei CFO from Canada by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Another factor is surveillance, of course. Only NSA-approved equipment will be used in western 5G networks, for our own safety, I guess.

U.S. will seek extradition of Huawei CFO from Canada by magnora7 in WorldNews

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For those who don't know - there's a global push to purge Chinese components from 5G networks, and beyond.

Huawei wasn't bowing (low enough) to US/aipac demands for a total boycott of Iran, so off the market they go.

Not a good day for the free market concept.

Death Of Russiagate? Mueller Team Tied To Mifsud's Network by TheWebOfSlime in TheWebOfSlime

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You know it's a major development when all of mainstream keeps silent about it.

Btw. the J Mifsud story is a good lesson in "connection-baiting", a useful tool for derailing political/social movements:

1) identify junior & ambitious member of staff

2) approach target and present tantalizing offer to make secret connection to power-elite for mutual gain. Stage meeting with fake rep. Target enjoys higher relevancy (and gets to play 007) for a little while.

3) take down target for either: colluding with power-elite - OR denying said collusion

either way target is toast

Nothing is More Racist Than the War on Terror: This weekend Americans were outraged over an incident in which a mob of white kids taunted a Native American elder in Washington, DC. Racist ignorance is the signature of the nearly 18-year long War on Terror that a majority of Americans support. by Orangutan in WorldNews

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too true. And what's the natural offspring of this supreme racism?

Neo-colonialism

Both Somalia and Afghanistan are now ruled by (ex) US citizens, hand picked & approved by the cia and flown in from the mother country to rule the new provinces of the empire.

Meanwhile France is back in Mali & Niger, alongside the us...

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Very valid point. Lots of other online forums have suffered the same treatment. The attackers usually follow the same script:

1 post something super racist

2 upvote said post to top spot

3 discredit the site by calling them out on racist post - "see this shit they upvote?"

Times Reporter Spoke At Event Organized By Alabama Dirty Tricksters by bablarb in politics

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clever plot - create a bot army to follow your opponent.

Call out bot army.

Win

Fears Israel has shot-down Russian spy plane during raid on Syria by r721 in WorldNews

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Why are we ok with Israel bombing Syria?

Why only 6k views? weird by bablarb in funny

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duh, I confused upvotes with views. TIL I'm not the brightest bulb in the bulbstore

"This announcement from Reddit Admins scares the bejesus out of me." by Orangutan in conspiracy

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How reddit has fallen. and continues to fall. This is beyond disgusting

The only power that truly scares the establishment. by Orangutan in politics

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What scares them even more is having their lock on power exposed.

Look at the blowback from revealing the democratic nomination was an insider rigging exercise. The public won't be allowed such insights again in a long time, I fear.

"A Timeline of CIA Atrocities" by Nutbustinbuddha in conspiracy

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agh, it stops at 1993. Really wish it kept going...

Report Reveals US Preparing To Bomb Iran—As Soon As Next Month by d3rr in news

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on top of that, Iran is the target of a full scale economic assault, which hardly gets mentioned in the media:

the State Department is aiming to cut off all Iranian oil exports by November. As this move underscores, Washington has abandoned the fig leaf of diplomacy proffered by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month. [] Instead, the White House is embarking on an economic offensive intended to collapse the Iranian government

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/06/29/trump-tightens-the-screws-on-irans-oil/

Hundreds of Syrian 'White Helmets' evacuated by Israel to Jordan by bablarb in WorldNews

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herding home their regime-changing minions