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.