(LUNAR ECLIPSE HAPPING RIGHT NOW) January 2019 lunar eclipse: How to watch the super blood wolf moon eclipse by Tom_Bombadil in science

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I couldn't even find the moon, probably because it was too cloudy.

Welcome to: Sick of this Shit! by Vigte in VigtesSickofThisShit

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Does it have to be something from today? What if it happened in the past?

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Plus, if you browse SaidIt enough that it's hard to find new content, it allows for you to take in everything.

Should the "funny" vote be called the "fun" vote? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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I have posted a similar idea earlier, of changing it to an "entertaining" vote.

Former members of other sites, why'd you leave by gloriousArstotzkan in AskSaidIt

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I've never completely left anywhere, but I am avoiding Reddit more since I and others have been getting more and more arbitrary bans. The discussion there is also much less mature, with more ad-hominem attacks and similar.

I'm actually going on Twitter more than before, but still avoid it for the same reason I always have: The tiny character limit.

I never went on Facebook and avoid Quora because of the real name policies, since I really hate using my legal name, which I have never been called even by my parents!

Saidit is becoming an echo chamber by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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That's called the downvote, and it didn't work very well on Reddit; shaming is a terrible rhetorical tactic.

I suggest that more people go into the comments to politely explain and debate flaws. The nice thing about SaidIt is that you tend not to be banned for doing that.

Edit: I just read your comment below, and now realise I misread what you are saying.

Would YOU trust Facebook to monitor everything you see? by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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No.

The agenda in Foundations of Geopolitics has driven a huge amount of current political trends, to the point that it is practically controlling world politics. by happysmash27 in conspiracy

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This book describes a method to "serve as a mighty ideological foundation for preparing a new military command" of the Russian government, stating that "the battle for the world rule of Russians" has not ended and that Russia remains "the staging area of a new anti-bourgeois, anti-American revolution". It says that the Eurasian Empire will be constructed "on the fundamental principle of the common enemy: the rejection of Atlanticism, strategic control of the USA, and the refusal to allow liberal values to dominate us."

It promotes things like a separation of the United Kingdom from Europe, promoting instability and separatism in the United States, and anti-American sentiment everywhere, which are very large political trends.

Sound familiar? It seems to basically be running politics in many places!

Lots of my opinions agree with this agenda, such as anti-American sentiment I have despite being born in the US, so it is likely that this manipulation has greatly affected me as well as others. Of course, this doesn't make opinions that the manipulation supports invalid, but knowing about it can help with, well, understanding the divisiveness, and possibly fixing it, and generally just being more informed.

A controversial startup that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with young blood now claims to be up and running in 5 cities across the US by MojaveCoyote in SundogsPlace

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Ooh, a way to earn money for young adults? Maybe I should look into this.

Fight The Establishment’s Narratives By Getting Clear On Your Own by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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This is much more interesting than I expected. I've been aware of many of my narratives for a long time now, but this fundamental nature idea does, indeed, make many narratives more clear.

HILARIOUS moment CNN legal analyst accuses radio host David Webb of 'white privilege' before learning he's BLACK by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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These same beliefs with different labels are why I am starting to think labels are kind of silly. My beliefs, for example, seem to align most with Anarcho-Communism, but could also be seen as simply libertarian with no property taxes and "hey, we should create a gift economy".

Why put beliefs on opposite sides of the political compass when in some circumstances, they are nearly identical? Communism is seen as a governmental system; but what I believe is more of an ideal, and doesn't rely on the government for any more than not obstructing it. "Communism" can mean idealist totalitarianism that completely fails to some people, and a gift economy to others, and "Capitalism" can mean corporatocracy to some, but free market to others. This means that my ideal society, by some measures, is simultaneously capitalist and communist, since it aspires to be gift economy while still being free-market. This just doesn't make sense for supposedly opposing systems, and is why I think it might be better to use alternative terms, such as Reverse Totalitarianism/Corpratocracy, Libertarianism, free-market, gift economy, and State Capitalism.

HILARIOUS moment CNN legal analyst accuses radio host David Webb of 'white privilege' before learning he's BLACK by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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I think that is why they said "most leftists" rather than saying it applies to all leftists.

Kiom fidebla estas tiu retejo? by Vanege in esperanto

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Nu, ĝi daŭris ĝis nun, rapide kreskas, kaj se ĝi bezonos pli da serviloj, mi entuziasme helpos per miaj serviloj, do ĝi verŝajne ne malaparos dum longa tempo.

La kontrolo kaj kulturo de SaidIt plejparte estas bonege libera nun, sen cenzuro de ideoj kiel multaj rediteroj, sed ankaŭ ne kun multa malmetura interparoladaĉo kiel ĉe Voat.

Kiom fidebla estas tiu retejo? by Vanege in esperanto

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Uh…

Este mensaje no es en español, pero es en Esperanto!

This post isn't in Spanish, but is in Esperanto!

Ĉi tiu afiŝo ne estas en la hispana, sed en Esperanto!

How Google Shifts Votes: A 'Go Vote' Reminder Is Not Always What You Think It Is by TheWebOfSlime in news

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Before I read the article: I always saw it as trying to manipulate results in their favour by increasing turn-out which may have been lower in people who would vote for politicians they support.

Edit 1: It seems this is talking about the front page of Google, while I was thinking about reminders on YouTube and push notifications from Google Apps on Android. I usually use DuckDuckGo and when I do use another search engine, usually use !bangs, so I rarely see the Google front page.

Edit 2: It appears that I have encountered this idea before, yes.

Edit 3: Oh wait, there's more! Targeted messaging only occurred to me when I read the headline rather than before.

Edit 4: It says search suggestions are biased towards democrats, but what about the removal of controversial suggestions about Trump? Not to say the others aren't, though.

HILARIOUS moment CNN legal analyst accuses radio host David Webb of 'white privilege' before learning he's BLACK by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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This is why one should never assume anything based on race, except perhaps resistance against sunburn; regardless of the the group it is aimed at, racism is still racist. I hope that here, in the place of anti-extremes, more people will understand this sentiment; it often seems that only fairly right-wing people care about racism against those considered "white", and many on the left only care about it against everyone else. I truly care about the rights of everyone, and I mean everyone, including my enemies, but communities like #AllLivesMatter currently seem to disproportionately care for only the usually ignored racism, rather than all discrimination based on race. Perhaps if more people of all backgrounds used the hashtag it would become more equalised.

Being mixed, I think race is a pretty silly concept; there is such a genetic continuum even for people that aren't necessarily very mixed that, to me, hard lines just seem too hard. It's genetic variation originating from geography, not solid categories.

I am everyone by Dr_Funkenstein in SaidIt

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There are 3,036 users here now. I only see a few people regularly post on this site, so it could kind of make sense if only 38 users were real :P

"Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy." — Howard W. Newton by magnora7 in quotes

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Hey, this word described what I like so much about SaidIt! I have yet to make an enemy here despite many points being made by both me and others :)

Does anyone have any tips to be more tactful? Of course, not doing ad hominem attacks helps, and one method I think might work could be using emoticons to make sure one's message does not have a very harsh tone. Kaomoji and other detailed emoticons can work very well for this.

The monopolized brand landscape by magnora7 in Collusion

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Why central banks cannot really Manage Anything by salvia_d in conspiracy

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At least the subreddit isn't innactive though.

These also tend to be posted in parallel to /s/WorldPolitics too, though, so I'm not sure what to think.

California Decides to Regulate Cow Farts in Order to Fight Global Warming by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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Animals are about 1/10 as efficient as plants for making food, so likely it is seen more as going after a luxury, or perhaps as going after less efficient, more polluting methods of making food. It's not like plant-based food is rare in California, after all, and for every pound of beef, one needs about 10 pounds of plants for the cows to eat.

"The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense..." Buckminster Fuller by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

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Technically, it's not supposed to be a guaranteed utopia but rather, a way to have less barriers to making things slightly better, hence why I think the name could be changed in the first place. It might even end up with a parallel market economy, at least for a while, as free trade is a must. My preferred method is basically to outcompete payed products with free ones, slowly adding more and more automation to facilitate this. This means that Anarkikomunismolando is closer to a charity than a government; it simply needs slightly different, more libertarian governance than is in existing countries to function properly.

I find the utopia names pretty comical and upvoted both ways, though ^_^