Wilco - Side with the Seeds by i_cansmellthat in music

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"But you and I will be undefeated

by agreeing to disagree

No one wins but the thieves

so why side with anything"

FTC has declared that all youtube content which is "child directed" is to be demonetized by Youtube(which could result in all family-friendly youtubers going under due to their reliance on ad revenue). This is coming right after Disney+ is released. by useless_aether in news

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Ah, I replied a little fast there. Since the youtube new user agreement just recently came out, I was associating it with that.

Seems like a big policing job for one agency, wonder if they will have a committee to monitor, take reports, and if youtube will hire their own compliance group.

Tool that itemizes how the U.S. government spends the amount you paid in federal income tax by year by i_cansmellthat in whatever

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Seems legit, would have to do some heavy research to verify and I haven't done that. But if it is accurate, I gave way too much last year to Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

FTC has declared that all youtube content which is "child directed" is to be demonetized by Youtube(which could result in all family-friendly youtubers going under due to their reliance on ad revenue). This is coming right after Disney+ is released. by useless_aether in news

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The collusion is blatant at this point. Being aware of just a little truth is like having your nose rubbed in shit.

"Child directed" can be a subjective term, like "commercially viable" is as well. Basically, youtube can label you one or the other and poof, you're out. Time to jump ship, which will take some attention since I personally use it every day. If everyone aware of the censorship and collusion on youtube makes a concerted effort to leave it for an alternative, it may hurt them in their bank accounts.

"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity." - Aaron Swartz by magnora7 in quotes

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Great quote.

Bob Ross has a similiar quote, something like "Talent is just interest pursued." If you are interested enough and you dive deep, you become smarter and happier.

Tinfoil Hat Podcast deleted from youtube by i_cansmellthat in censorship

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Not surprising, but still....more proof of the crackdown on alternative points of view. Hope an alternative platform can be viable in the future.

Global Authorities Brace For Worldwide Protein Shortage After "Quarter Of Earth's Pigs Wiped Out" from African Swine Fever by magnora7 in WorldNews

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I don't think the US released a pork disease, swine flu (as well as bird flu) makes the rounds in various countries every year. The difference with this swine flu is that it is more prolific and more farmers are having to kill their stock. Not out of the question a disease was released, but almost impossible to detect in that it is already floating around.

Maybe a coincidence, but it's odd. The demand will outweigh the stock soon, at least in those countries hit with the disease. Easy to foresee someone stepping in here while there is a surplus and storage options shrinking, and saying, "hey I can take that off your hands" and then making a huge profit when the demand soars.

Not sure about the cold storage, will ask my restaurant buddy, he may know.

Global Authorities Brace For Worldwide Protein Shortage After "Quarter Of Earth's Pigs Wiped Out" from African Swine Fever by magnora7 in WorldNews

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I know this was posted over a week ago, but thought this article was a little eyebrow raising in light of your post: Pork Pile-Up Continues: Bacon Levels In US Cold Storage Surge To 48-Year High

In the article they blame the overage on ambiguous trade negotiations with China, but it's a weird coincidence, especially when there are 2 articles a week circulating on the infectious disease site that I follow. Thought you might be interested.

The Incredible Shrinking Overton Window by i_cansmellthat in whatever

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Didn't catch the Google Analytics permission (I'm not that tech savvy), that is a little sketchy. The author of the article posts her content on medium.com, I'm assuming the content would be there as well.

The Incredible Shrinking Overton Window by i_cansmellthat in whatever

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I didn't know the term either, glad to know it now.

It's funny, I was talking with a friend who was defending voting for the lesser of two evils just last week, and I find it hard to justify that thinking instead of screaming for better. This article really stood out after that conversation.

Global Authorities Brace For Worldwide Protein Shortage After "Quarter Of Earth's Pigs Wiped Out" from African Swine Fever by magnora7 in WorldNews

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If anyone is interested, here's a link (use the box on the left to scroll to African Swine Flu update from 10/26/2019, it won't link directly) and scroll down to "see also"; it gives a timeline of articles posted to this particular site and there are lots of links. Some of the bigger restaurant chains have been prepping for this for a few months (I have a friend who works for one) and I'm assuming grocery stores have done the same.

Some stats about Saidit by magnora7 in SaidIt

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I can't get to it from my phone (says I have to use the app or chrome, won't load in the app), will definitely check it out tomorrow.

Some stats about Saidit by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Yeah, I had subbed to magnora7's subreddit and saw that he was doing this so I joined early on. If I had started to learn to code then I might be helpful here now, probably not though since staying on task is not a strong point for me.

Los Angeles could ban all e-cigarettes and vaping devices by dcjogger in politics

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How many have died from smoking cigarettes again? And yet cigarettes remain on the shelves of every gas station and grocery store in America. The hypocrisy is almost comical. What a shitshow.

Some stats about Saidit by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Close to the anniversary day too, I think. Thanks to you and u/d3rr for all the work, we appreciate it!

New Zealand's latest 'Terrorism Suppression' bill allows authorities to deem you a terrorist 'on the balance of probability' w/o showing you evidence, then control your work/finances/movements/net access & prevent you telling ppl its happening by useless_aether in Freedom

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Wow, facial recognition ID to access the internet is probably not far off. Shame, a beautiful country ran by control freaks.

I wonder how much land is deemed "national park" or other protected area? Seems like heavy handed government control likes to rope off large tracts of land, under the guise of protection.

I don't want this incel sub on Saidit. They promote violence, rape, terror, racism and pure hatred. Here's one example of many by [deleted] in SaidIt

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I like the focus on the user, not the sub. Freedom of speech means some people will say things you don't like. Personally, the incel sub doesn't seem like my thing, so I don't go to it, but they can do their thing.

Weren't you guys talking about a possible mute button?

Best song or playlist fo smoking a joint. by lil_peter in music

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Bernie Sanders: Does the DNC have the guts to stand up to the Pharmaceutical industry and healthcare industry? by newguy in politics

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Wonder what takes more guts, a group standing up to those industries or a person standing up to the DNC when the presidential nomination is taken from you? Guess we will never know.

Best way to get dog piss off of carpet? by Jesus-Christ in AskSaidIt

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This is what I use for carpet, you can do this on other floor surfaces but modify soaking time.

If you don't know where the spot is, you can use a black light to find it. It will fluoresce in the dark. If it's still wet, blot up as much as you can with paper towels. You are going to need a lot of paper towels, and not the really cheap ones. Once you do that, or if it's dry, saturate the stain with an enzyme cleaner. There are a few to chose from, (I like Natures Miracle) and you can get it from pet stores or amazon, just make sure it says enzyme cleaner. It's pricey, if you have several spots you are better off buying it by the gallon which will run $25-33. Let the enzyme cleaner soak the spot for at least 10 minutes, then blot all the liquid up with paper towels. Then let it air dry. Once should work but if it's an old stain or really pungent you can repeat the enzyme cleaner.

Post 1 most trustworthy media source you loved by [deleted] in news

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Media monarchy with James Evan Pilato. It's more like a news aggregator with critical commentary, he does a live discord stream daily (though he is off this week, I think) which is a pay service but you can go as little as a buck a month, or it's free recorded version is available on podcast or his site. He streams music too, and he works with Corbett for a weekly 10 minute or so run down on news events. Livechat in discord is fun on his stream, though dark and sarcastic.

Blizzard's Hong Kong Screw-Up Is Officially an International Incident by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Is it irony that the article uses reddit to illustrate the gaming community's frustration with censorship? It mentions that the Chinese company Tencent has some ownership of Blizzard, but fails to mention Tencent's large investment in reddit (something like 150 million).

Yale Study: Wild Mosquitoes Retained Genes Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes by i_cansmellthat in science

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Maybe we shouldn't fuck with things and release them en masse into civilization....guess I will jump back into this research this week. I needed motivation anyway.

The Mountain Goats - Lion’s Teeth by i_cansmellthat in music

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The lyrics seem like a metaphor for a whistle blower, or the truth teller that no one wants to listen to.

They want you to focus on Epstein whilst they pass the TAPS act and mental higene laws, Epstein is probably in Tel Aviv by Jesus in conspiracy

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Do you think the focus is drawn away purposely from the Epstein document dump as well? I can't determine if the suicide timed well for less attention to the documents, or if the document dump was to keep researching individuals occupied and away from other issues. Friday was all "Epstein docs" and Saturday was "Clinton's killed Epstein" on the internet, now there isn't much chatter about those documents.

On a side note, it would be fun to develop an internet quiz that determines one's mental hygiene. Scale from 1-10, 10 being too conforming to the point of psychopathy and 1 being schizophrenic heroin mule...

Broken link restored: Epstein and alleged corpse not the same--compare ears and nose. New link in comment. by FormosaOolong in conspiracy

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There is this thread from reddit that talks about his head size being too large in perspective to those around him, which suggests it is photoshopped. Of course, this could be misdirection as well. But, if this is an actual photo taken and being shared around the internet, his head is disproportionate to the rest of the pic.

"Domestic terrorism" seems to be a hot phrase in the headlines today. by i_cansmellthat in conspiracy

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Sheesh. Why doesn't the US control the armaments it sells to anybody around the world? US is number one in world gun sales.


"Ok, now crouch down and pretend to cry. Ok, just like that, perfect.” by Jesus in conspiracy

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Look at the kid's eyes, he is bored. Not scared, not defiant, he is waiting for a reward promised if he just behaves for an hour or so.

And do they state when it was taken? It's fucking hot right now, it's been fucking hot for 2 weeks, and that is not "fucking hot" attire. (Source: currently in Arizona, 1.5 hours from the border, it's fucking hot)

"The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites, lowest common denominator programming... but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance." -Carl Sagan by magnora7 in quotes

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30 second sound bite is generous, more like 5-7 these days.

I read this somewhere around 2005, and something that stuck with me is that he said to pay attention to the advertisements in the things you read. Those advertising in said things are very likely to interest you, algorithms in early stages so to speak. He was essentially saying that hey, those selling something have figured you out, and by reading "xyz" you must be interested in "abc." Heavy paraphrasing on my part... his work has stayed with me a long time.

Replies! I need more Replies! by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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I've got 20 minutes, replies to comments or posts? Just so you know, I'm a little tipsy and sunburnt, so maybe not quality stuff on my part. But willing to help :)

What kind of stuff do you want on the sub?

Actor Who Accused Spielberg, Colbert Of Pedophilia Found Dead by magnora7 in corruption

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Greg Carlwood posted this yesterday concerning the death of Tracy Twyman. She had recorded a video for a few friends, and it was released after her death. The video mentions THC and a friend of Carlwood's and this is his response to it.

She was supposedly in touch with Kappy because they both were investigating some of the same things.

Here is a link to some info on her, and some of the things she and Kappy were working on. It also links the video THC responds to (I didn't want to post it directly because I haven't watched it, and Carlwood was pretty shook up about it and her death). No mention of how she died in the little searching I've done.

US Customs just seized a ship owned by JPMorgan after authorities found $1 billion worth of drugs on it by magnora7 in corruption

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New incentive to open a checking account, free coke for new customers.

The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think. by [deleted] in quotes

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Sadly, no.

I wish lizard people could be proven true, then there would be a viable enemy. That is, unless I am a lizard person and don't know it, or the lizard people are here for the benefit of humanity and are just misunderstood. Sunday night thoughts.../s

The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think. by [deleted] in quotes

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Feel the same here. He recently did a "Higherside Chats" interview and I really like some of what he said, but still have some misgivings. I believe he used to work for the BBC, which raises my eyebrows a bit.

Saidit is now the second-largest reddit alternative in the world after voat by Orangutan in whatever

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A toast to u/magnora and u/d3rr: may your down time be low, your traffic be high, and all input insightful. If not for you, we would be searching for meaningful content on reddit, voat, and the others. It is better here, and for that we thank you. Cheers.

This world is in desperate need for more Black Metal featuring a theremin by [deleted] in claims

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More theramin? I kind of inherited a theramin, played around with it and even have a dvd called " Mastering the theramin," (never watched it). Black metal may drown it out but since I personally like it I would vote hell yeah, the world needs more theramin.

War in reverse (Kurt Vonnegut, bit long for a quote but, whatever) by i_cansmellthat in quotes

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Hope your copy of Sirens found you.

War in reverse (Kurt Vonnegut, bit long for a quote but, whatever) by i_cansmellthat in quotes

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Just found a copy of Cat's Cradle at this used bookstore I like, it is a limited edition British release from '65. Was looking for a copy to reread it, lots of synchro stuff around ice-9 popping up for some reason. Great book.

Came across a small thing, thought I would throw it out here by i_cansmellthat in Collusion

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If I remember correctly, Oxitec was genetically modifying the mosquitoes to render them sterile, but other companies (there are a few) were injecting them with a bacteria (Wolbachia). Only males were to be released with the infected bacteria, and their offspring would be sterile due to the bacteria. This was the method slated for the US.

(Time magazine article)[http://time.com/5025250/mosquito-control-mosquitomate/]

Problem is, the companies seem to be able to guarantee a male release of 99.97% max, meaning .03% released would be female. If those females mutate to adjust to the bacteria, could it pose problems if a female mosquito carrying other pathogens bites a person? No one really knows.

I haven't researched this much in the last 6 months or so, I hit a wall in finding any new info other than slated releases. Oxitec did try to stop the company using the wolbachia due to the lack of a pure male population release, but I think they lost. I couldn't find any info on actual releases, I should revisit this.

Happy 4/20 friends! by d3rr in whatever

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Happy 4/20 friends! by d3rr in whatever

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mm kay...

What are you guys are listening to right now? by JWPH in AskSaidIt

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More a Legend than a Band by the Flatlanders. Early 70's country with a musical saw, the original was released on 8 track, flopped, then it was re-released in the 90's. Bhagavan Decree and Dallas are quite good, and did I mention the musical saw?

Napping Not Allowed: Ban on Sleeping in Cars Could Allow Police to Seize Car Occupants Vehicles and Carry Out Warrantless Searches by dcjogger in news

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I'll show them, I will sleep in my driverless car while it burns that sweet, sweet petroleum. /s

Excellent post.

What are we even doing? by magnora7 in CriticalThoughts

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Yea I didn't figure that out early in life either, and I still catch reverting back to "I don't have a choice" mode, though not often. It's freeing really, no excuses for why you land where you find yourself (in most cases).

What are we even doing? by magnora7 in CriticalThoughts

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And I mean that, you are a free to choose as you wish, and that's one of the craziest things about this whole existence. We have all these choices we didn't even realize we had, because we never took the time to stop playing the mini-games we were fixated on, and just step back and re-evaluate things as a whole.

A couple of weeks ago, my nephew was complaining about his friend to me. He is 11, and while with a group of friends he had shot a video of one of them acting loud and crazy, like most 11 year old boys act. He had posted the vid on his youtube channel with his friends permission, but the next day his friend was adamant he take it down. His complaint to me was, "He is making me take it down." My reaction was close to anger at him, I told him no one can make you do anything. Leave it up, take it down, don't wear pants today, whatever. You always have a choice, some choices have consequences. Take it down because you choose to, not because you are forced to. I feel like what you said there echoed our conversation (in a way) in that many people feel they have to do something this way or that, when in fact they have way more control than they think.

Great write up, thought about it quite a bit since first reading it.

Federal vaccine court quietly pays out BILLIONS by Tom_Bombadil in Health

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Billions funded by a tax on each vaccine, so essentially US taxpayers are paying those billions, not the companies manufacturing the vaccine. Make loads of money, no liability....can't lose (unless one actually cares about other people). Even if you choose a side on this issue, seems like both sides could agree that the producer should assume some liability.

Movie night with the bois! (And grills!) by Zombi in horror

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Great idea. My availability sucks but will participate when I can.

S. 729: A bill to prohibit the use of funds to Federal agencies to establish a panel, task force, advisory committee, or other effort to challenge the scientific consensus on climate change, and for other purposes. (Bill that is currently on the senate calendar) by i_cansmellthat in Collusion

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Yes, I understand this proposed bill is prohibiting funds, not speech or study. But doesn't science seek truth, and in so shouldn't a scientific claim seek information from all sides, especially when policy is being decided on a new frontier? By excluding funded study, they are excluding research that could produce possible solutions. Instead they are taking a side and shutting opposing views out. No matter where one stands in the debate, this bill doesn't seek truth.

Hi, I am a 13 year Reddit veteran seeking asylum on Saidit by friend in Introductions

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Asylum granted.

I've no power here, by the way.

But welcome, glad you are here!

Saidit just hit 5000 user accounts! by magnora7 in SaidIt

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This is so good to see! Content here is better, users are civil, no pages with post after post of agenda heavy propaganda. I'm glad saidit is here and doing so well!

Has anyone lost faith in humanity? (Vent) by Jesus-Christ in ChattyKathys

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Faith, belief, and truth are tricky things. Add a dose of ego and you get self righteous, narrow minded behavior. I think it's a problem to label people though, a narrow minded person has the capacity to change and grow. I can personally attest to this, the last 18 months has kicked my ass but for the better, I think. Maybe approaching these thoughts from a faith (or lack of faith) perspective is not helpful to you, thinking in terms of hopeful optimism may suit you better.

Such as Moral Principles for example, at the end of the day this is used as a measurement to determine the good nature of somebody. But does any of it really even matter?

Yep it does. But one can only apply these qualities to oneself. You have your own internal code, and while that code may be changeable, when you violate it you will lose sleep. Living by your own code brings you peace.

Regardless of what we choose to do with our lives, how we treat others and what we believe in - sooner or later we will die, and that will be that. All the friends, bad memories, good memories, achievements - gone.

Reasonably true, but.....Think of this existence as a knitted blanket, you are a stitch as are all other living things. If you get pulled, the blanket may unravel, it may have a blemish, it may not be noticeable on one side. But you and others are united in existence to form the blanket. It may or may not make you important, but you are part of something. Does it matter what that something is? In this existence, the truth of our existence may not ever make itself known in a factually proven manner. Going forward with that knowledge in a positive way could be seen as noble.

I don't know, but I don't think anyone has cornered the market on truth. God, atheists, buddha, who knows. Maybe we all are fucked, but you can try to do the best with what you've got. If you fail today, try harder tomorrow. You can grow. I find a lot of peace knowing that I can't change anyone else, that's not my job. But trying to live positively can have a positive effect on others.

Rambling response, I hope it makes sense.

What's inspiration behind your username? by Vulphere in AskSaidIt

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I have an insanely strong sense of smell, it's irritating really. If you went out drinking I can probably name most of what you drank a few hours later. Suppose my alt should be "my_eyesare-shit," I meant to register a something different here and just never did it.

What is your unique or obscure hobby? by Starlight_Fire in AskSaidIt

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I got one last spring as a birthday present, I had commented that I really like them in passing. Probably not the best gift to give as they do require daily attention, but I dug in and read up and so far I haven't killed it!

I have two now, and two starting from clippings. Would like to try a jade tree if these do well over the next month or so.

Milk Music - Illegal and Free (2013) by d3rr in music

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Nice guitar, I like how it slows toward the end. Been into garage punk the last few days, this fits in, I think.

Resignation letter of Nowata County, Oklahoma sheriff Terry Barnett, after a judge ordered her to reopen an unsafe jail with near-lethal carbon monoxide and exposed wiring. by magnora7 in news

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This is someone worthy of an elected position. She calls out factual reasons without grandstanding and puts her own conscience before duties to her job. Sad that integrity is so rare.

What is your unique or obscure hobby? by Starlight_Fire in AskSaidIt

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I've been trying to cultivate bonsai trees from clippings, still new to it but I've got 2 started and in pots. It doesn't take much time really (though they aren't tolerant of neglect), but it will be a couple years before they look like actual trees.

Just got banned from /r/australia for saying maybe unlimited immigration isn't the best idea, then banned from /r/darkenlightenment because I argued an elephant is less intelligent than a man by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Man, when elephants take over the world you're in deep shit. Elephants never forget. /s

Seriously though, reddit is now a circlejerk of programmed thinking. Yet someone (or group, corporation, etc) pulled a brilliant move by convincing the users they are so smart, much smarter than questioning dissenters. I wonder if I would get banned on r/dogs if I say cats are smarter than dogs.

Alzheimer’s A Transmissible Disease - Crossbow Communications by useless_aether in Health

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About ten years or so ago, it was found that heat sterilization didn't kill prions, therefore it could still be present on surgical instruments after heat sterilization. There is a combination of chemical and heat that is termed "somewhat effective," that is how most facilities sterilize now I think, there is radiation sterilization too (don't know if it is used commonly). Last I read, prions were somewhat an anomaly in that they are not technically alive.

Kurt Vonnegut's fictional substance "Ice 9" is used as a model to show how prions unfold and seed other cells.

Isn't it weird that Trump hasn't done a thing to help 40M Americans in poverty, 29M without health insurance, 500K living on the streets, or entire cities without clean water... but suddenly he cares so much about humanitarian aid to #Venezuela that he's willing to start a war? by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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We should put together news footage clips of countries being invaded for "humanitarian reasons" with the song "milkshake," probably a copyright nightmare but might be effective.

Large Scale Releases of Mosquitoes With an Engineered Genetic Mutation That Guarantees Sterile Offspring in Italy - Mosquitoes and mosquito larvae are at the bottom of the food chain for many species of insects & fish, postulate the driving force is Agenda 21 planned population reduction & genocide by OutlawKelly in conspiracy

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Italy isn't the only country releasing genetically modified mosquitoes. There are several, though the modification differs in some of the releases.

Africa Fun fact: Uganda is one of the countries slated for a release, and it borders ebola ridden Democratic Republic of Congo. Not transmittable through mosquitoes, but seems a bit risky to bring a mutated species into the fray.

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes To Be Released In 20 States Not sure of the status, some states were fighting this. Info on release was hard to find when I searched it a couple months ago. Was approved by our own Environmental Poison Agency.

They were being released in the Cayman's, but the Cayman government halted the release late last year.

There are probably more, those are the ones I saved when looking through this a couple months ago.

Oh, and to throw a big conspiracy wrench into all of it: Anti-GMO Mosquito Activist in DC to Deliver Petition to EPA Found Floating Dead in Hotel Pool.

2019-02-19 = Birthdate of the new religion... TRUTHERISM! - It's official. by JasonCarswell in Religion

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Don't know much about Ronin rules, but would "We will acknowledge our own mistakes and use them as a way to grow" apply? Truth is a journey, not a destination....something something.

There is a trap once something is declared absolute truth in that you stop seeking answers and stand still, closed off from new info. Hope that makes sense, my thoughts are scattered at the moment.

You may soon have to give your DNA to the state and pay $250 for the privilege (Arizona) by i_cansmellthat in news

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From azcentral.com:

"Arizona could soon be one of the first states to maintain a massive statewide DNA database.

And if the proposed legislation passes, many people — from parent school volunteers and teachers to real estate agents and foster parents — will have no choice but to give up their DNA.

Under Senate Bill 1475, DNA must be collected from anyone who has to be fingerprinted by the state for a job, to volunteer in certain positions or for a myriad of other reasons.

The bill would even authorize the medical examiner's office to take DNA from any bodies that come into their possession.

The Department of Public Safety would maintain the collected DNA alongside the person's name, social security number, date of birth and last known address.

Any DNA in the database could be accessed and used by law enforcement in a criminal investigation. It could also be shared with other government agencies across the country for licensing, death registration, to identify a missing person or to determine someone's real name.

It could also be provided to someone conducting "legitimate research."

A $250 fee could be collected from a person who submits biological samples, according to the bill. It's not clear who would foot the cost for the dead."

Water Fluoridation: A Critical Review of the Physiological Effects of Ingested Fluoride as a Public Health Intervention by Voracious_Observer in science

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On November 22, 2016, a Citizens Petition under Section 21 of TSCA was presented to the U.S. EPA requesting that they exercise its authority to prohibit the purposeful addition of fluoridation chemicals to U.S. water supplies. We made this request on the grounds that a large body of animal, cellular, and human research shows that fluoride is neurotoxic at doses within the range now seen in fluoridated communities.

James Corbett did an interview last year with Dr. Paul Connett from this organization. I haven't kept up with this, but it looks like a trial date has been set for August 2019.

New voices at the patients’ bedside: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple by i_cansmellthat in Health

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The article states these are HIPAA (protected private info, strictly enforced) compliant, but I'd bet it wouldn't take much effort to find the weakness and haul the manufacturer into court. I really hope they bring this crap in, change through litigation works sometimes.

Saidit, what if we showed who voted on everything? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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Woah...that's a long list.

Bayer gets to advertise in the super bowl, yet cannabis is rejected. Getting real sick of this shit. by i_cansmellthat in VigtesSickofThisShit

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Guess I'll be complaining about "big pot" in about 20 years or so. Funny, but yeah the cycle just keeps on going.

Can you imagine what the USA would be like if the government worked for the people, rather than the companies?

No, and that's sad. Technically, they do work for us though (at least that is what we've been led to believe, should probably fact check that one). We the people need to remember that.

Has anyone ever started a petition to fire the representatives that seem to favor corporate interests? I guess this would have to be done on a state/regional basis. Do petitions even work anymore? Guess I just outlined what I'm reading tonight.

Awesome! - but I think we need a downvote, and here's why by codywohlers in SaidIt

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And the long term outcome is a daycare website where admins remove features and mods add rules in a continued attempt to "encourage people" (see reddit) :)

Reddit summed up in two words: "daycare website" Nice.

Awesome! - but I think we need a downvote, and here's why by codywohlers in SaidIt

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I don't know....being ignored sends a very strong message. While an insightful post may get buried and therefore ignored from time to time, hate filled rancid posts that are ignored will go away and not be plastered on the front page.

Not downvoting forces you to engage in meaningful debate or it shows ambivalence. Maybe that can help divide and conquer techniques falter a bit. If you don't feed the stray cats in your neighborhood, they will look elsewhere for food.

Not saying you are wrong, just some thoughts.

Good Life Quotes: Top 10 Quotes For Living A Good Life by prakhar in TodayILearned

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“Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” – Seneca

Positive list, nice.

Snow by Entropick in VigtesSickofThisShit

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Hmm....if you are running for the purpose of cardio, you could shovel driveways. It would be helpful to others, a gesture of good will, and will raise your heart rate. It's a win for everyone.

If you are running for the purpose of escape, then you are in a pickle. You will leave tracks anywhere you go, giving away your path of escape and the type of shoes you are wearing (as well as the size). Plus you will be slow. Snowshoes, maybe?

"Tragedy And Hope" is the site of Richard Grove, truther and educator, featured around the web, including on recent Corbett Report interviews. Stuck in traffic Grove missed death on 9/11 to become a whistleblower. Check out his free Critical Thinking Trifecta course and resources. by JasonCarswell in 911truth

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His work is solid and well sourced, learned a lot from his "Peace Revolution" podcast and haven't made it through half of the episodes.

H.R. 115: Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act by i_cansmellthat in VigtesSickofThisShit

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As far as what we can do about it...it's a "trying to get the toothpaste back in the tube" scenario now. Any type of surveillance shouldn't be there in the first place. But, as long as the population continues to use apps and agree to location enabling, it may be beyond fixing. Making rules after the fact will exclude some person or entity, and with so much collusion between lawmakers and corporations I think privacy will now always be exploited. Stop using smartphones is all I've got at the moment.

On a tangent, I strongly feel "we the people" need to watch what congress is doing more closely. Proposed laws and resolutions are posted, and while some are lengthy maybe it's worth the time to read and interpret them for ourselves instead of relying on media to do it for us. Forming a group to do this may work, as no one has the time to read everything.

H.R. 115: Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act by i_cansmellthat in VigtesSickofThisShit

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This bill was introduced 1/3/19, passed the house 1/10/19. Still has to pass the senate.

But, really? A bill to protect diplomats from surveillance through devices, but no legislation to protect citizens from big brother (at least I couldn't find any, please post if it exists). Congress sucks.

"One of the saddest lessons of history..." (Carl Sagan) by i_cansmellthat in quotes

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I always got the feeling he wasn't trying to sell "the truth," he was pushing people to question, which is the very essence of science. True science won't stop and accept an absolute certainty, because it always is questioning itself.

And yes, he was a TV personality and while one shouldn't buy what tv is selling, I just never felt that he was disingenuous. But I could be wrong.

"One of the saddest lessons of history..." (Carl Sagan) by i_cansmellthat in quotes

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TIL Sagan gets a lot of hate.

I am everyone by Dr_Funkenstein in SaidIt

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So, it's possible that you are me.