His name is Ryan Whittaker by christnmusicreleases in Guns

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Certainly, but opening the door with gun in hand may just invite the threat to act.

His name is Ryan Whittaker by christnmusicreleases in Guns

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Was playing a video game with his girlfriend and the cops show up. Maybe they were being loud while playing and it was interpreted by a neighbor as domestic violence?

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/ahwatukee-breaking/2020/05/28/sister-ryan-whitaker-man-killed-phoenix-police-speaks-out/5263182002/

His girlfriend says he didn't know it was the cops. Even so, showing a weapon can certainly be seen as a threat, whether it's the cops or not. A well trained officer would likely have been able to diffuse the situation. But, perhaps Ryan would have been better to ascertain the situation before opening the door gun in hand counting on intimidation to take care of it.

Microsoft Says You Won’t Be Able to Uninstall Its New Edge Browser by realpanzer in Browsers

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Although, that was the case with Internet Explorer as well I believe...

A challenge to anyone procrastinating on migrating from Reddit to SaidIt... by JasonCarswell in DecentralizeAllThings

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Somewhat - it's currently mirrored at:

https://notabug.io/t/saidit.all

Other decentralize ideas have been kicked around

s/holohoax quarantined (reddit-style) by LiterarilyHonkler in reclassified

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Yea, maybe - I don't know...

s/holohoax quarantined (reddit-style) by LiterarilyHonkler in reclassified

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Kings of Florida, and vanished white Native American Kingdoms by iraelmossadreddit in conspiracy

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Interesting stuff

IMF Bribing countries to do EXTREME LOCKDOWNS by hennaojichan in Coronavirus

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I like RFB, but he's comparing supposed US deaths from covid-19 to world deaths from flu.

Supposed world deaths from covid-19 are 690,000 currently:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

The reason I say supposed is that the CDC has directed that COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death.

But, TB kills 1.5 million annually and is transmitted like influenza and COVID-19, and we have yet to lock down the planet for it.

Just a couple simple ideas.... by Edge_Finder in SaidIt

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Hover over the time of the post and you will get the timestamp.

If I hover over your "submitted time ago by Edge_Finder" I see you posted on Sat Aug 1 17:28:00 2020 UTC

Reddit is a pile of shit. On my account, where I've said nothing offensive, they banned me from /r/news. What the fuck? I was careful with that account. I didn't say anything racist, or sexist. I didn't support Trump. Yet they found a reason to ban me. The insanity! I deleted my account. Fuck 'em. by suckitreddit in censorship

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Hi Jesus. Sorry it took me a while to respond. I appreciate your comments and response.

I was not aware (or perhaps I dismissed it at the time) of the anti-Assad rhetoric by Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal in 2012-2013.

We do have a response from Ben Norton in the comments of the MoA article:

My views on Syria evolved over a period of years. I readily admit that I was wrong and misguised early in the conflict.

Isn't is possible that Ben, Rania, and Max just changed their position?

What would be their motivation?

Ben continues:

the exact opposite of opportunism is true: challenging propaganda on Syria contributed to both me and Rania losing our jobs. Max, Rania, and I have been constantly smeared as "Assadists." Major news outlets have regularly refused our submissions because of Syria. My career has only been greatly harmed for speaking out on Syria. But I did it because I am infinitely more concerned with being on the side against imperialism, war, and capitalism than I am with getting bylines.

controlled opposition:

I think you're making a stretch declaring Max as controlled opposition. You've shown evidence that Max has changed his stance on Syria and that his dad Sid supported and even pushed Clinton toward US/NATO hegemony and empire. This does not explicitly demonstrate that Max is controlled though. I think it's fair to say that you suspect him of being controlled opposition as he would be aware of the actions of his father. We should all be skeptical of every information source we encounter. Real truth can only be found from within.

In many ways all opposition is controlled as we live in a controlled society. One that uses currency as a blind trust system where individuals give, receive, and use trust (currency) without consideration or consent to the outcomes that may directly conflict with their own moral beliefs and desires, such as giving tax dollars to a government that drone bombs innocent families.

My read on Max is that he is a passionate man who believes in what he is reporting. I don't believe he is lying or trying to be manipulative. Now, I have seen him do reporting critical of the Clintons, but not of his dad; but I could understand someone not speaking against a family member even if their views or actions are opposed to their own.

Of course, the best controlled opposition does not know they are being controlled, which is again why we should be skeptical of all information sources, do our own research, and draw our own conclusions. Even if you do suspect Max as controlled opposition, I think it would be erroneous from the standpoint of seeking truth to disregard his reporting as it is based on facts and goes directly against the propaganda that is the main stream narrative. He may be withholding information, certainly he's not saying anything against his dad or addressing his past stance and views, but he's one of the few journalists who are critical of the US/NATO actions in Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, etc.

I think he provides worthwhile reporting that should not just be dismissed as "controlled opposition".

Reddit is a pile of shit. On my account, where I've said nothing offensive, they banned me from /r/news. What the fuck? I was careful with that account. I didn't say anything racist, or sexist. I didn't support Trump. Yet they found a reason to ban me. The insanity! I deleted my account. Fuck 'em. by suckitreddit in censorship

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Blumenthal shilled for US intervention in Syria against Assad.

That's not correct. If you look at any of his work, Max Blumenthal has written and spoken directly against US intervention in Syria.

https://thegrayzone.com/2019/09/24/the-syria-you-wont-see-max-blumenthal-on-visiting-damascus-after-the-proxy-war/

“They want to attack and intimidate people from the West who want to have cultural and personal contact with Syrians in the area where most Syrians live,” Blumenthal says. “I went there and I took that opportunity to have contact with them because I’ll take any reasonable opportunity to break the media blockade in countries targeted with regime change, and to show my fellow citizens what’s on the other side of the corporate media and the US national security state’s information war.”

Literally Thousands of Doctors and Scientists Have Come Out Against Fauci’s Lockdowns Including a Nobel Prize-Winning Biophysicist. The Media Just Doesn’t Want You to Know by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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Full article:

https://www.redstate.com/michael_thau/2020/07/13/many-medical-experts-were-against-lockdowns-the-media-just-didnt-want-us-know/

S. E Cupp, Pete Buttigieg, and all the others who defend Fauci by chanting “follow the science” don’t have a clue what they’re talking about. Nothing could be less scientific than blindly following the word of some alleged authority and trying to bully everyone else into doing so by mindlessly regurgitating some idiotic catchphrase. Science is about believing things for a reason, not because some media-anointed expert insists on them.

New England Journal of Medicine in an article authored by Dr. Fauci himself:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejme2002387

If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively.

“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” F. Scott Fitzgerald by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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Sober or drunk, it's still an individual's choice. The drink has no inherent power over the individual.

Why Face Masks Don’t Work, According To Science - Ben Swann by fred_red_beans in conspiracy

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In the situation where the local environment is clean (i.e. no virus matter), wearing a face mask will reduce spread because "the main transmission route for these viral respiratory diseases is very fine aerosol particles that are supported as part of the fluid air". Hence, when an infected person breathes in a clean environment, limiting the distance that their breath travels from their face also limits the volume of space in which transmission might occur.

With the particles being suspended in air, wouldn't the virus particles that are expelled seek equilibrium in the air of an enclosed space? I could see the mask keeping the concentration higher on the inside of the mask of the infected wearer while not completely stopping virus particles from being expelled into the surrounding area. The mask will certainly do something. Is it beneficial for the general population to wear a mask? I don't see that it is, but I think it makes sense those for who are at risk to take precautions.

I think the mask mandates and the lockdowns are primarily exercises in adherence to authority and control. There is no historical precedent or clear science that shows these actions are necessary. The death rate was touted to be 3-4% without taking any asymptomatic cases into account, which in the case of influenza the asymptomatic cases to confirmed cases is 36 million to 220,000 which without taking those cases into account would result in the flu having a death rate of 10%. I know this is a bit off topic of masks, but I have to seriously doubt statements from the WHO and the CDC on this issue when it is their job to gauge and track these diseases and they had to know 3-4% was wrong.

Thank you for posting informative sources. While we may disagree, I think I've gone through more scientific studies than I have in a while.

Why Face Masks Don’t Work, According To Science - Ben Swann by fred_red_beans in conspiracy

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The article you refrence:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7191274/#!po=19.5652):

was done post covid panic, and I suspect this post covid timing may have caused bias. It refrences 19 prior studies.

I am not finding one study refrenced that shows statistical evidence of a benefit of wearing masks in terms of risk of getting a viral respiratory disease.

In the article you refrence, it states:

In the community, masks appear to be effective with and without hand hygiene, and both together are more protective (Aiello et al., 2012; Aiello et al., 2010; MacIntyre et al., 2009)

But none of those studies show statistical evidence as such.

Aiello et al., 2012

We examined the efficacy of face masks and hand hygiene for reducing the incidence of ILI and laboratory-confirmed influenza in an open, non-institutionalized population of young adults. Our findings show a significant reduction in the rate of ILI among participants randomized to the face mask and hand hygiene intervention during the latter half of the study period, ranging from 48% to 75% when compared to the control group. We also observed a substantial (43%) reduction in the incidence of influenza infection in the face mask and hand hygiene group compared to the control, but this estimate was not statistically significant. There were no substantial reductions in ILI or laboratory-confirmed influenza in the face mask only group compared to the control.

Simmerman et al., 2011

Influenza transmission was not reduced by interventions to promote hand washing and face mask use.

Larson et al., 2010

In this population, there was no detectable additional benefit of hand sanitizer or face masks over targeted education on overall rates of URIs, but mask wearing was associated with reduced secondary transmission and should be encouraged during outbreak situations.

Based on previous data and our finding that there were significantly more people in the Hand Sanitizer group who reported no symptoms at all during the course of this study, it is possible that alcohol-based hand hygiene may offer some protection against URIs in the community. However, the relatively small number of individuals studied to date has not been adequate to provide an estimate of effect size and, overall, there were no differences in infection rates among the intervention groups. Mask wearing is a promising non-pharmaceutical intervention to reduce risk of secondary transmission of viral URI, but it is likely that adherence to mask wearing would occur only if there was a major pandemic that resulted in a heightened level of community concern and fear.

Aiello et al., 2010

We observed significant reductions in ILI during weeks 4-6 in the mask and hand hygiene group, compared with the control group, ranging from 35% (confidence interval [CI], 9%-53%) to 51% (CI, 13%-73%), after adjusting for vaccination and other covariates. Face mask use alone showed a similar reduction in ILI compared with the control group, but adjusted estimates were not statistically significant. Neither face mask use and hand hygiene nor face mask use alone was associated with a significant reduction in the rate of ILI cumulatively.

MacIntyre et al., 2009

During the 2006 and 2007 winter seasons, 286 exposed adults from 143 households who had been exposed to a child with clinical respiratory illness were recruited. Intent-to-treat analysis showed no significant difference in the relative risk of ILI in the mask use groups compared with the control group; however, <50% of those in the mask use groups reported wearing masks most of the time.


The main transmission route for these viral respiratory diseases is very fine aerosol particles that are supported as part of the fluid air. These particles are so fine that they can make their way around any mask through the wrinkles in skin etc. It is known that masks can not prevent transmission of these very fine particles. Transmissivity is high in the winter as the humidity is low and the particles stabilize in the air, while in the summer when the humidity is higher transmissivity drops by a factor of 4 or 5. Transmission primarily occurs in buildings in the winter with particles suspended in the air.

Why Face Masks Don’t Work, According To Science - Ben Swann by fred_red_beans in conspiracy

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This link is relevant as it shows Ben's sources:

https://truthinmedia.com/face-masks-according-to-science/

Why Face Masks Don’t Work, According To Science - Ben Swann by fred_red_beans in conspiracy

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You're asserting that even though there's no evidence that masks do in fact work, we should just go along with it? Even though it could be just as effective as wearing purple socks? You feel we need to prove that not wearing a face mask is just as good wearing a face mask in order to not wear a face mask (noninferiority)?

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0994_article

In pooled analysis, we found no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks

There is limited evidence for their effectiveness in preventing influenza virus transmission either when worn by the infected person for source control or when worn by uninfected persons to reduce exposure. Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.


You're damn right it is. However, ad hominem is valid when the claimant's character or background has a specific bearing on the matter being discussed. For instance, if you're debating about an ethical issue involving a corporation and that person has stock in the corporation, then your argument would have validity.

Wow, an article to fight those nasty conspiracy theorists, lol. I'm sorry you feel you are unable to critically evaluate information for yourself and feel you need to rely on an authority.

Ad hominem arguments here on Saidit are considered low on the Pyramid of Debate. Your attack of the authority of RT is not really relevant to the topic. I believe CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, et al spread propaganda and misinformation. That doesn't mean I ignore their coverage or discount everything they report. I use critical thinking to discern between opinions and facts. Do you feel the studies cited are somehow Russian propaganda?

Can you cite any studies or randomized controlled trials (RCT) that show face masks help reduce the spread of viruses in the general population (not just health care workers)?

Why Face Masks Don’t Work, According To Science - Ben Swann by fred_red_beans in conspiracy

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Last I checked, calling something horseshit doesn't qualify as science. It may qualify as an emotional response perhaps, but not science.

Yes, the first two studies Ben cites are comparisons of N95 masks vs medical masks. Remember, the N95 mask was called an essential health care item to supposedly slow the spread of COVID-19. These studies show the N95 mask is no better than a standard surgical mask.

2019: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2749214

This study states that neither mask has been shown to be effective in prevention of viral infections:

Clinical studies have been inconclusive about the effectiveness of N95 respirators and medical masks in preventing health care personnel (HCP) from acquiring workplace viral respiratory infections.

Among outpatient health care personnel, N95 respirators vs medical masks as worn by participants in this trial resulted in no significant difference in the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza.

2020: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jebm.12381

Previous meta-analyses concluded that there was insufficient evidence to determine the effect of N95 respirators.

The use of N95 respirators compared with surgical masks is not associated with a lower risk of laboratory-confirmed influenza. It suggests that N95 respirators should not be recommended for general public and nonhigh-risk medical staff those are not in close contact with influenza patients or suspected patients.

Although N95 respirators may confer superior protection in laboratory studies designing to achieve 100% intervention adherence, the routine use of N95 respirators seems to be less acceptable due to more significant discomfort in real-world practice. Therefore, the benefit of N95 respirators of fitting tightly to faces is offset or subjugated. However, it should be noted that the surgical masks are primarily designed to protect the environment from the wearer, whereas the respirators are supposed to protect the wearer from the environment.

The third study is concerned with the effectiveness of cloth masks in the general population:

2015: https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e006577

The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of cloth masks to medical masks in hospital healthcare workers

The rates of all infection outcomes were highest in the cloth mask arm, with the rate of ILI statistically significantly higher in the cloth mask arm compared with the medical mask arm.

This study is the first RCT of cloth masks, and the results caution against the use of cloth masks. This is an important finding to inform occupational health and safety. Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection.

The following study does compare masks vs no mask:

2009: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19216002/

Health care workers in a tertiary care hospital in Japan were randomized into 2 groups: 1 that wore face masks and 1 that did not.

Face mask use in health care workers has not been demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds.


More importantly, RT news is funded by the Russian government.

This is just ad hominem.

Is anyone else super uncomfortable with the mandatory mask rules going around? by Rightbehindyou in conspiracy

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Yep, there is no evidence that the wearing of masks prevents the spread of flu in the general population.

There is evidence that Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to the Healthy.

Here are 12 Experts Who Question the Coronavirus Pandemic

Mandatory… (25:24) ~ Computing Forever by JasonCarswell in Coronavirus

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I don't know if they'll care about the few individuals who'll conscientiously object to vaccination, as long as the majority does. Perhaps the initial vaccination will be safe and not harmful, but the one 5 to 10 years later may have some secret juice to it. Just speculation...

It's disheartening to see so much of the population lack the critical thinking skills to question what's going on. Why would you trust a media owned by only 5 companies? How are talking heads blurting their opinion every night the authority on science? Could it be that people are really just to lazy to search for and evaluate information for themselves? Or could it be that they have acquiesced themselves to holding and participating in a worldview that is highly hypocritical and they are afraid to confront their own hypocrisy?

Tattoos Are For Stupid People by Salos10000 in debatealtright

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Not worried about getting a tattoo to try to prove anything

Tattoos Are For Stupid People by Salos10000 in debatealtright

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I always wanted to get a tattoo so I too could be an individual just like everybody else!

Who Will Fact Check the Fact Checkers? by Tom_Bombadil in propaganda

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Snopes is for dopes!

The Pyramid of Debate by magnora7 in pics

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People who abuse it can also be removed, regardless of left or right.

I love the fact that people with different opinions are all allowed here. by shadowthrone in whatever

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Yea, I've been wearing a mask at places that require them. While I think it's silly, it's more a mere inconvenience than anything else. I may have to draw the line at some point, depending on what that next "thing" is, but the wave of mob mentality is upon us- just like 9/11, Iraq's WMDs, Gaddafi, and supposed chemical attacks in Syria. The authorities that people let define their worldview say it is so, so it must be...

Get your ya-yas out and we can begin by hennaojichan in funny

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The divisionary rhetoric is strong in this one.

People of all races catch on to the fact that all the covid-19 and race baiting crap is there to divide us.

Trump administration tells Congress that it is withdrawing the US from WHO by [deleted] in politics

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67 shot, 13 fatally, over Fourth of July weekend in Democrat Run Chicago by scrubking in politics

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Yea, while the Democrats do silly things like drop charges against a black man hoaxing the nation with a couple of Nigerians and a noose, somehow I don't see electing Republicans solving Chicago's problems.

While Media Fearmonger New COVID Cases, COVID Deaths Reach New Lows And Continue To Fall by MassTooter in politics

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Deaths are down, but oh - but cases!

No, really there's more BIG RED NUMBERS on CNN showing CASES!!! \s

Not to mention that that's how herd immunity happens, more people get exposed and develop immunities and the virus burns out.

MSNBC Host Labels 4th of July “Independence for White Men” – Compares Trump Voters to “Colonizing Slave Owners” by scrubking in politics

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Here here!

The counter is to realize that our common humanity trumps our differences due to race or culture. That the majority of human beings do not wish ill upon each other.

Unfortunately, individuals are having a hard time with critical thinking and questioning their own world view as it is dictated to them by what they think are authoritative sources - AKA main stream media, main stream science from organizations such as the WHO and CDC, and government.

It is highly important to think for yourself now, do your own research and come to your own conclusions.

Zionist paid trolls:Jews dont owned the media. by itlog in conspiracy

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I see, so that must make you a Zionist?

Anti-Vaxxers are Anti-Semites by Jesus in conspiracy

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Ahh, thanks for clarifying. Seemed pretty contrary to your positions - thought maybe somebody hijacked your account - lol.

Anti-Vaxxers are Anti-Semites by Jesus in conspiracy

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/u/Jesus do you actually agree with this post, or are you posting for another reason?

TIL most men’s right testicle is slightly larger than the left, and tends to hang a little higher. by aThievingStableboy in TIL

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Some balls are held for charity

and some for fancy dress

but when their held for pleasure they're the balls that I like best

My balls are always bouncing

to the left and to the right

it's my belief that my big balls should be held every night


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPlqLHcphyw

How do planets orbit in multi-star systems? by Optimus85 in space

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Interesting, I was recently wondering about planets in binary star systems

Is An Ancient History Being Hidden From Humanity? - Mystery History by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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Watching recent history being obfuscated, I'm sure ancient history has been as well.

The quarrying of those huge stone blocks and their movement would be an engineering feat by today's standards.

Secret Agenda Behind BLM (21:44) ~ The Truth Factory by JasonCarswell in conspiracy

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Lots of great points!

A cat on YouTube gives us more information than multimillion dollar media corporations.

Two Seattle protestors getting run over by a car on the highway by iraelmossadreddit in whatever

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Oh he was black, well he probably had COVID-19!

Math lesson for today. by itlog in conspiracy

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US Senate Quietly Approves $38 Billion for Israel Amid Historic Economic Downturn

https://www.globalresearch.ca/us-senate-approves-38-billion-israel/5713922

Jewish Lives Matter Most (0:30) by hennaojichan in whatever

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Of course they do, to say otherwise is anti-semitic!

Blacklist and Whitelist for Twitter (now for programming-code) by zyxzevn in censorship

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Yes, and you can never remark on anyone's skin tone, eye or hair color without asking what color they prefer them to be called. \s

Anti-Vaxxers are Anti-Semites by Jesus in conspiracy

[–]fred_red_beans 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Although the article you posted does not state as such, stating Anti-Vaxxers are Anti-Semites is an Association fallacy

both are based on misinformation transmitted via the Internet and social media, which then becomes widely believed. Both also employ scapegoating.

There is plenty of information available to question vaccines, from autism to child deaths in Africa.

The Anti-semite rhetoric is simply a victim card for Israel while it holds Palestinians in an open air prison and slaughters them at will as it did in 2014 where Israel killed over 2,250 Palestinians, 500 of whom were children, and 11,000 were wounded, and nobody at the time batted an eyelash about it:

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180708-remembering-the-2014-israeli-offensive-against-gaza/

When the President of the United States says there were “good people” among white supremacists who chanted “Jews will not replace us” — a slogan based on another lie — during their infamous 2017 Charlottesville demonstration/riot, is it reasonable to expect no one will act on it?

Another association fallacy is trying to paint Trump as a racist because he stated there were good people at the Charlottesville rally. The rally was planned in advance and permits or permission were issued by the municipality for the group to rally around the preservation of a statue, so the city and the cops certainly knew about the rally. To shut down the rally early and then direct the rally participants right through antifa was a logistical mistake at best, at worst it was specifically timed to incite the two groups against each other.

Regardless, Charlottesville has been used ever since as some sort of evidence that there are great racial tensions in America. Will the people who walk around like lemmings head down in their phones ever look around to notice that you do not see racial groups who live in the same cities going at each other and discriminating against each other? What is happening is a controlled narrative driven by the corporate media to incite people against each other.

The falsehood is the notion that speaking against the Israeli government and opposing what they have done in Palestine is somehow racist.

Bodily Autonomy in the Corona World Order - New World Next Week by Drewski in Coronavirus

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

rdh is full of ad-hominem response, attacking the authority of the article and not the substance, and feels he is some arbiter of truth, which brings down the discourse IMO.

What season is it? by neovulcan in funny

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

Silly wabbit, it's the season to go at each other and not the 1%

Crips gang stops Antifa/BLM looters from looting and kicks them out of Long Beach. It's warring thug factions just like in Somalia. by Chipit in news

[–]fred_red_beans 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wow you've been here 25 days and you feel you should be the arbiter of what "we" want to promote in this community? Really???

Donald Trump Partners with the Gates-Funded Global Vaccine Alliance by fred_red_beans in politics

[–]fred_red_beans[S] 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Ad-hominem response, you are attacking the authority of the article and not the substance.

Why are you an this site if you are not willing to listen to differing viewpoints?

"Don't wear masks" is a psyop. by Aureus in conspiracy

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Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy

Dr. Russell Blaylock warns that not only do face masks fail to protect the healthy from getting sick, but they also create serious health risks to the wearer. The bottom line is that if you are not sick, you should not wear a face mask.

Zionist paid trolls:Jews dont owned the media. by itlog in conspiracy

[–]fred_red_beans 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There are reports that his mother was "an Orthodox Jew, although Murdoch never offers that information in his biographies":

https://nationalvanguard.org/2017/06/fanatical-zionist-rupert-murdoch-jewish-or-not/

Musings that he is a Zionist based on his support of "Israeli Defense" that was never actually needed in the first place:

http://www.alanhart.net/is-rupert-murdoch-ignorant-or-an-agent-of-zionist-deception/

There are others who have labeled Murdoch a Zionist.

Zionist paid trolls:Jews dont owned the media. by itlog in conspiracy

[–]fred_red_beans 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Does that make the Israeli government racist in their persecution of the Semites in Palestine?

Woman who wanted to 'stab' people who said all lives matter blames Trump Supporters for being Fired lol by scrubking in KotakuInAction

[–]fred_red_beans 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

She's a Harvard Graduate with a victim mentality. Is this how ivy league schools plan to groom the next generation of (non)leaders?

[Pyramid Practice] Dishonesty in the Media by comments in PyramidPractice

[–]fred_red_beans 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Here's the article that my original post was citing:

Blaylock: Face Masks Pose Serious Risks To The Healthy

OK, from the cited pdf from 4/10/20 you have a "probably":

Although no randomized controlled trials (RCT) on the use of masks as source control for SAR S-CoV-2 has been published, a number of studies have attempted to indirectly estimate the efficacy of masks. Overall, an evidence review (29) finds "moderate certainty evidence shows that the use of hand-washing plus masks probably reduces the spread of respiratory viruses ."

You have a high speed camera experiment from 4/15/20.

The Nature article states:

There is little information on the efficacy of face masks in filtering respiratory viruses and reducing viral release from an individual with respiratory infections, and most research has focused on influenza

Our findings indicate that surgical masks can efficaciously reduce the emission of influenza virus particles into the environment in respiratory droplets, but not in aerosols

The Health Affairs, ResearchGate, CMAJ, and Washington Post articles are all cases or studies done after the mandate for masks.

Why would masks be mandated for the general public for a virus when there is no existing evidence that it has any benefit and has never been done before?

I still don't see any compelling evidence.

500,000 deaths from COVID-19 worldwide currently, while up to 650,000 die annually from the flu:

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-disease-2019-vs-the-flu

The flu has 1 death per 1000, the CDC shows about 2 to 4 deaths per 1000 - not even close to 3-4% as originally stated:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/planning-scenarios.html

Additionally, the CDC has been issuing directives to inflate the COVID-19 mortality rate:

COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvss/coronavirus/Alert-2-New-ICD-code-introduced-for-COVID-19-deaths.pdf

The mask is nothing but a tool to encourage people to acquiesce to control.

There is no proof that social distancing works either:

https://www.kusi.com/usc-professor-joel-hay-says-there-is-no-scientific-proof-social-distancing-prevents-spread-of-coronavirus/

I love the fact that people with different opinions are all allowed here. by shadowthrone in whatever

[–]fred_red_beans 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There is no evidence that the wearing of masks prevents the spread of flu in the general population. There is evidence that Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to the Healthy.

By not wearing a mask, I am not saying "fuck you, I don't care if you die". I am saying I see no evidence that wearing masks is needed and that I do not wish to engage in a mob mentality of conformity and hysteria.

Here are 12 Experts Who Question the Coronavirus Pandemic

EFF & Heavyweight Legal Team Will Defend Internet Archive’s Digital Library Against Publishers by magnora7 in Internet

[–]fred_red_beans 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Similar to Aaron Swartz who was busted mirroring academic journal articles from JSTOR.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Swartz

These publishers are parasites that put a paywall between people and information. It is now relatively easy and cheap to make information available to everyone, which only serves our collective betterment and enrichment. Maintaining a paywall only enriches the publishers and is to our collective detriment, in my opinion.

[Pyramid Practice] Dishonesty in the Media by comments in PyramidPractice

[–]fred_red_beans 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't see any compelling evidence that indicates the wearing of masks or the lockdowns have minimized the death rate.

We need more MILF and 40+ pussy on this site. by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot in pics

[–]fred_red_beans 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Porn is not allowed on Saidit

"Conspiracy-theory encyclopedia Wikispooks is thriving during the coronavirus pandemic, seeing huge traffic gains from search engines" by Robin in Wikispooks

[–]fred_red_beans 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wikispooks, founded in 2010, is centered on the unfounded conspiracy theory that a "deep-state" cabal of elites has massive power over essentially every sector of the world.

You mean it's an unfounded conspiracy theory that those with massive wealth have power over the sectors they own? Really???

It contains large amounts of misinformation.

Oh, wow - that's a bullet point, it must be true.

I've seen better reporting from kids in grade school.

Stormy Daniels Dead by sportinsider in WorldNews

[–]fred_red_beans 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This from the same user who said Monica Lewinsky was dead...

https://saidit.net/s/news/comments/2gh6/monica_lewinski_dead/

spam

"We are all in a period of time where everyone is more aggravated and is driven to be so." by yellow_algebra_31 in whatever

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

If someone is being reasonable it's nice to to give them time to speak, listen to them, and be respectful.

If not, it's OK to not respond or walk away without engaging in more negativity.

How many people are aware that the US Fed has removed all reserve requirements (bank reserve requirement = 0%)? by Jesus in banking

[–]fred_red_beans 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Here's a better reference:

https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/reservereq.htm

0% reserve means 100% controlled economic system!

AOC Spills The Beans. We Already KNEW This. Now it's Confirmed by [deleted] in ElectionsUSA2020

[–]fred_red_beans 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Cheers! :)

AOC Spills The Beans. We Already KNEW This. Now it's Confirmed by [deleted] in ElectionsUSA2020

[–]fred_red_beans 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

The divide-and-conquer disinformation is everywhere right now, coming from all angles. It's hard to even form any new face to face relationships at all now that we're obliged to wear masks.

I would agree that riding a high horse on your own ideology does not make for good debate, and that making extra accounts for ban evasion is rather silly.

I realize this site must take up a good chunk of your time. Fortunately, you seem to continue to enjoy it for the most part as well. I think having a benevolent ruler type of structure here is not so bad as long as you guys stay consistent with your values and do your best to stay transparent on decisions, which I think you do.

Sounds fair. Hopefully discourse continues in a respectful manner.

AOC Spills The Beans. We Already KNEW This. Now it's Confirmed by [deleted] in ElectionsUSA2020

[–]fred_red_beans 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

I did find the information he posted interesting at times. I think it's fair to call out this post in particular as there should be some evidence the tweet existed somewhere (other than a screen shot).

His complaining about anti-semitism looks bad, especially if he won't really back it up. I know he argued that Jusuits were the core of the cult rather than Zionists et al, and I do think he should be able to argue whatever point he want's to.

I think Jesus made a valid point here:

Why is he so far from the truth? You cannot just link a YouTube video and say nothing else. You did that to me, when I explained what I believe the Monita Secreta really was and where it came from. You literally linked me a video talking about Nazis and not once did it mention the 16th century episode of the blood Purity Laws of the old Jesuits and the Monita Secreta.

https://saidit.net/s/Infographics/comments/4vua/names_of_the_titles_of_all_33_degrees_of/i8u4

Again, I think useless_aether has contributed a lot of interesting posts as well...

It seems to me that perhaps he's become more argumentative in the last months, with you, Jesus, and other users. We are all in a period of time where everyone is more aggravated and is driven to be so. Perhaps he just felt more passionate about his position rather than having a goal of swaying this website culture? His own passion may have led him to shitty sources as well.

I don't know, perhaps you've had issues going back for a while and have had other communications in regards to such. Dude's been here for a while though and mod's 24 subs. He's always posted a lot. What posts do you feel are easily-verifiable disinformation and extremism?

I guess I just feel his dismissal shouldn't be taken lightly as I've seen him as core poster for a long time, even when there was not so much traffic here, he posted something worth considering.

AOC Spills The Beans. We Already KNEW This. Now it's Confirmed by [deleted] in ElectionsUSA2020

[–]fred_red_beans 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

That's too bad...

Meme about saidit that the ruqqus dev made by magnora7 in memes

[–]fred_red_beans 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Pretty cool of you guys to share your ddos stuff that you put a bunch of time into!

"I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind's sole purpose on this planet. If you're wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I'll give you a hint... it has to do with Creating and Sharing." Bill Hicks by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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

I agree with that. But, if one or two in hundred don't care - can be enough to let everything go to waste.

Right, and we shouldn't lend those one or two in one hundred our trust and have them in positions of power. I think the only way to really check that power is by spreading it out over as many individuals as possible. But, again those individuals would have to invest themselves and take responsibility instead of abdicating it to those few in power.

"I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind's sole purpose on this planet. If you're wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I'll give you a hint... it has to do with Creating and Sharing." Bill Hicks by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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

This hinges on the premise that there needs to be an authority that enforces and punishes, which I disagree with.

When someone abuses the trust given to them, then that trust/power could be modified or removed by the individuals who gave them their trust in the first place. Punishment in of itself does not ensure further trust, quite the contrary as exhibited by the US "corrections" system which actually corrects nothing. I do believe it's important to have a police force and a way to take responsibility for common needs, but instead of that responsibility being taken by a few who are elected or are on boards or are appointed to positions, I think we would be better off if everyone were to take a more active role in serving those needs. This certainly would take much more time, effort, communication, and trust and would be highly inefficient by a monetary cost means, but I think the rewards would be much higher as the people themselves would be enriched by taking the responsibility for themselves rather than looking to governments, judges, or corporations to do it for them. Perhaps I'm painting an utopian anarchistic picture, but I don't think this scenario is impossible.

It could be argued that it's human nature to shit on each other, but I don't think so. I think the majority of people actually care about one another. The military has boot camps in order to train people and get them used to the idea of killing another human being. People more often than not come together in times of need. It is the caring aspect of people that is used to manipulate them and evoke emotional responses.

I see humanity as currently in a conundrum in which it's education, activities, and world view, which are guided by the economic system, actually contrast with their core base values. The worldview is maintained by the media, education system, and economic system - everything they are taught to care about. Most are just not able to look in the mirror and challenge their own belief system, which would also be necessary in order to do what I am describing.

Not probable anytime in the near future - but I think possible.

"I do not believe making money in order to consume goods is mankind's sole purpose on this planet. If you're wondering what I believe our purpose on this planet is, I'll give you a hint... it has to do with Creating and Sharing." Bill Hicks by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

[–]fred_red_beans 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Money is just a placeholder for trust between people. It's a blind trust system, as in you give someone your money (time, labor, resources) and you don't know what they may do with it. If we were to not use money, we would have to go through the process of communicating and learning to trust each other rather than just isolating in our respective homes. cars. jobs etc; it would not be a small process. This blind trust was supposed to be one of the "features" of using a currency system, but has rather just enabled us to be controlled by those who control the monetary system.

At least libertarians, while still advocating for the tokenized currency system, believe in a free market where individuals can transact freely with each other without having to pay homage to "the owners" through taxes etc.

'The Great Reset'. The NWO plan that is driving 2020's calendar of crazy by bobbobbybob in politics

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Where control and tyranny are made to sound like freedom and opportunity