Reddit Falls Out of Top 20 Sites Worldwide by useless_aether in news

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You mean once the candidates’ campaigns start astroturfing?

A woman did something! So brave! So strong! by sawboss in MeanwhileOnReddit

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While I'm usually the first to decry identity politics, it is worth noting that this woman accomplished something amazing and unprecedented in a field that is overwhelmingly male. If she inspires more girls to go into STEM fields, that's good.

Only black reporters allowed in Georgia mayoral race event by OptimusPrimeRib in politics

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All the candidates and speakers who were quoted in the article kept saying that they didn't organize the meeting and they didn't make the rules. You know what you can do when confronted by discriminatory rules at a venue where you've been asked to speak? Decline. Unless there's some kind of contractual obligation that could lead to financial or civil penalties for declining, you decline.

If the races were reversed, this would be a massive national story.

So apparently there are secret rules that the admins use to remove comments. but don't worry, they'll tell everyone once they're ready... by rockstarsball in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Of all the words to globally automod off the site, I can’t believe they chose that one. Makes me wonder what other words are on the no fly list.

Not long after I commented that I blocked Gallowboob and a number of other power users/mods and it's made my reddit experience better and more authentic, I received this message. by cmdrrockawesome in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Yeah. I particularly liked the "Failed basic IQ test" message. And he only banned me from his user page. I never go to people's user pages.

My Body... My Choice.. by useless_aether in DepopulationWatch

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This is the correct take. It's not "My body, my choice." when that choice has the potential to negatively affect others. You don't want to vaccinate you kids? Fine. Don't take them anywhere in public and don't expose them to any other people (especially kids) unless you explicitly tell them your child isn't vaccinated.

There are plenty of immuno-compromised people and unvaccinated children and infants out there (for legitimate medical reasons) who are put at risk every time they encounter an unvaccinated person. It's irresponsible and borderline immoral to take your unvaccinated children anywhere in public.

New York City attempts to forcibly vaccinate orthodox Jews by d3rr in politics

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I think it has every right to protect the most vulnerable. When some jagoff reads a mommy blog article about vaccines and decides to endanger the immunocompromised and young children, I have a problem. The government should 100% step in. Your personal choices and freedom end when they endanger other people.

You want to get sick and possibly die from something? Great. Just don’t go out in public and never interact with anyone else for the rest of your life. There’s your freedom.

Chicago drops charges against Smullet; police, and public not happy by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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However, the Chicago Police Department said it was not notified of the prosecution's decision to drop charges and found out about the news during a graduation ceremony for recruits.

"It’s a punch in the gut. Is absolutely a punch in the gut," said Commander Ed Wodnicki. "We worked closely throughout our three-week investigation to get to point where we arrested the offender. For the state's attorney at this point to dismiss charges without discussing this with us at all is just shocking."

The cops are pissed. DAs and PDs work very closely. It's not good for one to sour the relationship with the other, especially in a high profile case like this one.

Reddit no longer has subscribing. They changed it to "Joining". by Yhvr in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I use RES, so I rarely see any of these changes they make.

r/BlackPeopleTwitter bans non "black" users by prometheus in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Someone did make a whites only sub and it devolved into racist nonsense almost immediately. Reddit quarantined it after like a day.

Chicago drops charges against Smullet; police, and public not happy by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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That sounds...boring.

'An Incredibly Difficult Time': All Smollett Charges Dropped by Vigte in news

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However, the Chicago Police Department said it was not notified of the prosecution's decision to drop charges and found out about the news during a graduation ceremony for recruits.

"It’s a punch in the gut. Is absolutely a punch in the gut," said Commander Ed Wodnicki. "We worked closely throughout our three-week investigation to get to point where we arrested the offender. For the state's attorney at this point to dismiss charges without discussing this with us at all is just shocking."

That's gotta suck for the CPD. They wasted time and manpower investigating a fraudulent attack. The police chief seemed genuinely upset about the whole situation when he held his press conference all those weeks ago. I'd be pissed too if the district attorney just decided to drop the charges without at least consulting with the PD.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested members of Congress should get paid more, but a majority of Americans want the complete opposite by useless_aether in politics

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She does have a point. It's the age old dilemma. If you pay politicians below average, you tend to find yourself governed by wealthier people who can afford to live off that low pay. Either that, or you wind up with people taking bribes, "gifts", or whatever else in the form of campaign donations to make ends meet. The solution would be to pay politicians enough that they don't feel the need to accept those bribes, but that's a pretty distasteful proposition as far as the public is concerned.

Not long after I commented that I blocked Gallowboob and a number of other power users/mods and it's made my reddit experience better and more authentic, I received this message. by cmdrrockawesome in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Unfortunately, no. As far as I know, blocking someone on reddit just means you can't see their posts. They can still see yours.

New York City attempts to forcibly vaccinate orthodox Jews by d3rr in politics

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It's a completely preventable disease. The only reason people are getting it is because they're ignoring science. I'd say that's an emergency.

New York City attempts to forcibly vaccinate orthodox Jews by d3rr in politics

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There should be no personal or religious exemptions from getting vaccinated. None. The only legitimate excuse is medical.

'An Incredibly Difficult Time': All Smollett Charges Dropped by Vigte in news

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Weren't there potential federal charges too? Mail fraud and all that?

The Millennial wealth gap: Americans born between 1981-1996 are accumulating savings at a much slower pace than prior generations, study finds by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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By the way, a lot of the comments on that article are so disheartening. It seems like all Baby Boomers want to do is comment on how lazy or stupid Millennials are. How they were able to do such and such, and the only reason Millennials can't is because they spend too much money or waste too much time and effort. They aren't aware of the economic factors that allowed them to have the success they did, nor are they aware of the factors that hold so many of my generation back.

The Millennial wealth gap: Americans born between 1981-1996 are accumulating savings at a much slower pace than prior generations, study finds by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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A college education, by and large, is a positive in most people's lives. Where I think we've failed as a society is pushing the narrative that everyone should go to college. There are plenty of alternatives that can benefit people and actually might suit them better. Trade schools, apprenticeships, entrepreneurial training, etc. We've seemingly put all of our eggs in the college basket while simultaneously making it harder to afford, even at the state school level. I can see why some people would think it was a massive scam.

The student loan debt crisis will soon come to a head. When it does, expect another massive bailout from the feds. Only then will we reexamine our post-secondary school strategy.

2 Parkland suicides and now a Sandy Hook suicide inside of a week. Seems legit. 🤦🏻‍ “Conspiracy theorists” will be blamed for one of these. You just wait. by Jesus in conspiracy

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I dunno man. If one of my children was killed in a school shooting, it would probably send me into a spiraling depression. Suicide is not out of the realm of possibilities.

Michael Avenatti arrested for trying to extort Nike for up to $25M, SDNY says by useless_aether in news

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He basically threatened to cost them billions in market capital if they didn’t cave to his demands and hire him to help them fix their culture or whatever other bullshit he was selling. I’m glad this cockroach is getting roasted. He deserves it. From everything I’ve read about him, he’s scum.

Bernie Sanders Calls for Stripping of Second Amendment Rights Overnight by useless_aether in communismwatch

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The only way to effectively institute gun control in the US would be through gun confiscation. No one I know would be comfortable with the government passing a law banning something and then forcibly coming into people's homes to remove it.

This style of gun control will never fly in America.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested members of Congress should get paid more, but a majority of Americans want the complete opposite by useless_aether in politics

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Idealism is all great and good, but it's not always realistic. And I'm not saying it's entirely based on greed. It's about practicality. If you're expected to take on the added costs of a second residence, while still maintaining your primary residence in your home district, you could definitely find yourself running into financial troubles if you aren't compensated adequately. Well, at least the average citizen would probably find themselves running into issues.

It's a delicate balance. You attract people to a position with a number of things -- power, prestige, influence, and money. There are probably tons of qualified candidates out there who want to get into politics and want to make a difference, but simply can't afford to. Maybe they're making too much and have to support their family and their business. Maybe it's something else. You have to make the job attractive enough to entice people who are on the fence.

You're not always going to be able to rely on a person's altruistic nature to get them to run for office. Not in the real world anyway. Not when they have financial and personal obligations to overcome.

Beto O'Rourke, friend of the fossil fuel industry, is no climate hero | Kate Aronoff by useless_aether in politics

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I wasn't really following his senate race that closely. What is the attraction most people have for this guy? He's enjoying a massive cult of personality right now.

Terror attack in Sri Lanka, 8 bombs, 200+ dead by Black in news

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The man is an avowed conspiracy theorist and thinks every major terrorist attack around the world is some form of government psyop. Don't pay him any mind.

Boston Globe writer urges waiters to ‘tamper’ with food of Republicans by useless_aether in news

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“Absolute brain genius move by the Globe to edit my story three times then take it down altogether and put up a note saying I’m not on staff instead of perhaps standing by a long time contributor and siding with labor instead of bad faith critics who would hate them no matter what,” O’Neil said on Twitter.

He added: “I will never write for them again.

Of that, my man, there is no question.

“There are 6,000,000 living, bleeding, suffering arguments in favor of Zionism.” - Rabbi Wise Alright, I guess I understand the argument here, although he said living, not dead. But oh wait, one more tiny detail. This statement was made in 1900. Oops. by Jesus in conspiracy

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People are voting for it because anti-Semitism is enjoying a comeback in Europe and America. Any article that calls the Holocaust into question or debases Jews in any way is like honey to these people.

😑 That's all I have to say; teachers were struck with air pellets during a school shooting drill at an Indiana elementary school, they were left bleeding and with bruises when it was over, says the executive director of a teacher's association. by Jesus in conspiracy

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Or maybe that sheriff is just a freaking loon. I've seen plenty of injuries from airsoft guns. That's why you wear protective gear (or at least you're supposed to) when you are shooting at each other with them. That shit can hurt.

We're #1! by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

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I totally believe an infographic with no supporting information! Quality content right here.

A question. What would everyone like to see libertarian community online & what are your thoughts on the successes/failures of other libertarian communities online specifically on Reddit? by Capitalism_is_Magic in Ludwig_von_Mises

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I've always said I am a lowercase L libertarian and not an uppercase L libertarian. I like libertarian ideals, but the Libertarian party is, by and large, nuts. There are too many fringe groups that seemingly speak for the entire group. You wind up with people arguing for pedophilia and that everything should be made legal and other nonsense that won't work in the real world.

I think that's why so few people take libertarian communities seriously. You wind up with the kooks and lunatics crafting the message (at least the most audible message) and that turns a lot of people off. You can't build a coalition when you're alienating the vast majority of people out there.

New York City attempts to forcibly vaccinate orthodox Jews by d3rr in politics

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Well, 1. I'm not a politician, but 2. I would absolutely introduce a bill like that if I were.

New York City attempts to forcibly vaccinate orthodox Jews by d3rr in politics

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No one has a right to infect vulnerable people.

My Body... My Choice.. by useless_aether in DepopulationWatch

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Exactly. It doesn't really work because not vaccinating can have a direct negative effect on other people -- often times, some of the most medically vulnerable. It'd be more apt to say "Everyone else's body, my choice" when talking about vaccinating.

Borderlands 3 Official Reveal Trailer by sensualcurl in Games

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I'm incredibly hyped for this game. I've loved every Borderlands game. This certainly looks good.

Borderlands 3 Official Reveal Trailer by sensualcurl in Games

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Don't forget the pre-sequel.

Flair test. Try out flair! by magnora7 in FlairTest

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How do we set it up?

Bump stock ban passes House by dcjogger in politics

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I don’t know enough about the mechanics of adding or removing a bump stock to say whether it’s a large encumbrance or not. I would assume that it’s something that can be removed. I just don’t know why the ban is such a big issue. I’m pretty pro second amendment, but I can’t see any reason for bump stocks to remain legal. Help me out here.

Arguments against auto-subscribing all new users to all subs by Stoner in SaidIt

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I was wondering about this too. There are a number of subs that have 5000+ subscribers (practically the entire user base) that just boggle my mind.Things like s/conspiracyundone, s/The_Donald, s/LateStageCapitalism all have over 5000 subs. s/antipsychiatry has almost 5000 subs. Auto subscribing people to every sub certainly makes the user base here seem to lean in a certain direction.

LinkedIn is becoming China's go-to platform for recruiting foreign spies - CyberScoop by useless_aether in Intelligence

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Shit. How much do they pay?

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's Top Cop Slam Dropped Smollett Charges As "Whitewash Of Justice" by fred_red_beans in news

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This all stinks to the heavens.

Ave, True to Caesar! by Laser_Magnum in VivaNewVegas

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One thing I can give the Legion credit for is teaching people the proper pronunciation of several Latin words.

Dr. Dre Yanks Post Boasting of Daughter's USC Acceptance by cmdrrockawesome in California

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I hadn't heard that conspiracy. Got any links?

Arsonist strikes mosque in Escondido, refers to New Zealand massacre in note by cmdrrockawesome in California

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Much obliged. The link worked for me and I don’t have a subscription.