Any recommendations for beach reads? by quickbeam in books

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The "Johnson Johnson" series by Dorothy Dunnett. Whimsical spy vs. spy, maidens in distress, sun-drenched Europe long before any current crap started. Great storytelling.

Donald Trump Equates Nation of Islam with 'Radical Islam' by useless_aether in whatever

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Thank you. I was being sarcastic, I guess. Thinking now of that meme where the girl is saying "It's the same picture."

Donald Trump Equates Nation of Islam with 'Radical Islam' by useless_aether in whatever

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What's your point?

COVID Illusion Crumbles With Floyd Contradiction, Unemployment Lie & US Gov's "New" Religious War (2:12:53) ~ The Last American Vagabond by JasonCarswell in Unrest

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I can't listen to this guy any more. Even though I generally agree and approve his acumen and judgements, I haven't got this kind of time.

2:12:53? Nope. I have a life also. One I need to live hard while I've still got it, in view of all this.

I'm still subscribed, but I only read the title anymore.

Thoughts on police? by Talmudstein in debatealtright

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I think we are all, worldwide, going to have to follow the wheel of history on its downward circle. To reform the police now would require a complete overhaul of society's moral fabric; which is torn and partly unraveled by design.

This gives me no pleasure, but I've seen it coming for years as society's softness and entitlement and unwillingness to seek real truth has allowed the rot to creep in. We're in the "weak men make bad times" part of the circle, and there's no way out but through. Not that it's any consolation, but I think we've hardly seen anything yet of how bad it could get.

I realize my comment is not directly about police; I say this as I do to show they are willing tools in the hands of people whose contempt for 'the rest of us' is bottomless. So the police can be expected to release their psychological poison as they have been programmed to do.

It's a mark of our naivety as a Western society, with our kind and forgiving social contract, that we would allow things to get this far. In a way I take some pride in that- it means we were able to have empathy and understanding of others for long enough to establish a high level of social trust, at least at one point in history. Proves it can be done; we're going to have to start all over.

I take it some of you have questions. I've come to answer them. by 369 in whatever

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Something happened to the formatting there, sorry. Hope you can read it.

I take it some of you have questions. I've come to answer them. by 369 in whatever

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What to touch upon?

I've spent the rest of my life wondering what might have happened if I had not 'failed the exam'. It always seemed like a double-edged sword; being successful would have meant abandoning morality and civility for my fellow man. Not being successful left me as I have been; a slave rather than a controller, but with a controller's ambition.

The current situation where we've all been scared into house arrest by what appears likely to be one of the biggest criminal conspiracies of all time, is a metaphor for the price of failure.  Nonetheless, I believe success would have been even more damaging ultimately to my soul, though it seemed like an exciting prospect and it appealed to my ego at the time.  

Nowadays we use words like 'psyop' to describe that kind of directive psychology; but there was an occult quality to it as well that I didn't understand, and still don't.  Was I involved in "neuro-linguistic programming"?  Is there a psychic overlordship that operates in and out of this time structure?  What part does decision play in creating one's reality?  What are other dimensions like, and how do they operate in resonance with this one?  Stuff like that.  

 In the end, and I'm fairly close to the end now,  I can't figure out whether I missed an adventure or dodged a bullet. 

Officer DEMANDS Justice and Responsibility. Lines Being Drawn, Time To Choose by Hellothereawesome in WorldNews

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A heartfelt guy- the powers that be are betting (hoping) there is no line that will be drawn, that we'll sink into passive slavery without a word against them.

On the other hand, they have their bunkers so whatever. And AI to shine down with a bright light over the land.

A Hard Rain’s A‐Gonna Fall Bob Dylan

Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son And where have you been, my darling young one I've stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains I've walked and I've crawled on six crooked highways I've stepped in the middle of seven sad forests I've been out in front of a dozen dead oceans I've been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall

Oh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son And what did you see, my darling young one I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin' I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin' I saw a white ladder all covered with water I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall

And what did you hear, my blue-eyed son? And what did you hear, my darling young one? I heard the sound of a thunder that roared out a warnin' Heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world Heard one hundred drummers whose hands were a-blazin' Heard ten thousand whisperin' and nobody listenin' Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin' Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall

Oh, what did you meet, my blue-eyed son? Who did you meet, my darling young one? I met a young child beside a dead pony I met a white man who walked a black dog I met a young woman whose body was burning I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow I met one man who was wounded in love I met another man who was wounded with hatred And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall

And what'll you do now, my blue-eyed son? And what'll you do now, my darling young one? I'm a-goin' back out 'fore the rain starts a-fallin' I'll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest Where the people are many and their hands are all empty Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison And the executioner's face is always well hidden Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten Where black is the color, where none is the number And I'll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it Then I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin' But I'll know my song well before I start singin' And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall Songwriters: BOB DYLAN

I take it some of you have questions. I've come to answer them. by 369 in whatever

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When I was about 20 (more than 50 years ago) I seemed to be offered some kind of enlightenment. It would be based in part on contempt for my fellow man and disregard for his fate, but the powers that would be granted would be superior talent and capability, the ability to bend others to my will and control things like business outcomes, possibly the ability to bend time to some extent, possibly the opportunity to occupy several different realities, a program of ongoing training, and a lot I didn't perceive properly or can't remember.

There was a certain amount of resonance with the ideas around angels and devils, and some kind of relationship with insects and birds; as though those equations were similar to political parties vying for power, let's say.

I failed to be accepted. There was something I couldn't understand, something I should relinquish that I could not freely part with. I think I wouldn't have agreed anyway, but at the time I don't believe I thought I had access to whatever that was anyway. The whole process took a number of months as I measure time, and ended with an emotional collapse (a 'nervous breakdown') from which I've never fully recovered, though I went on to a full and satisfying life.

I've always said to myself that I'll have some questions for Saint Peter when I meet him at the gate; but in the meantime I might as well ask you, since you appear to have about an equal measure of arrogance. Have you some ideas about all this that you could explain to me?

Tensions Are Increasing Between Venezuela and the United States Over An Attempted Coup by CompleteDoubterII in WarWatch

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You might want to proofread this. I think I'm being told that the ex-Green Beret is named Jordan, but it is not easy to make the connection.

The Multitude of Agendas Linked With The 5G Network, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things. by seanspeaks in Documentaries

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Haven't had a chance to follow up, but I've saved all your links. Thank you for this powerful job of research! By the time I've looked at all this, I may be able to answer your question. So far I've seen little evidence that my fate is even worth mentioning in the face of this much programming. Do I think it's a good idea? What difference does it make what I think?

Tucker: Why isn't the ACLU fighting for our liberties? by faustri in tucker

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"Someday soon, we will deeply regret letting all this happen."

I agree.

So let me get this straight. by logicalfallacy in SaidIt

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I'm Canadian. Would be interested to see your show. Thanks.

So let me get this straight. by logicalfallacy in SaidIt

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Authoritarian rule appears to have become the new world religion overnight. I guess the motto is, "It doesn't matter what happens to you. But I must end up on this side of the fence." The depopulation program (virus, as a first shot in the war on people) is causing a lot of scrambling for survival, and the real authoritarians are safely distant.

People like George Soros, Bill Gates, the Clintons, Merkel, Macron, Bezos, Zuckerberg, et al. are frontmen; program supervisors. And there are thousands of people, from ordinary workers seeking security in a job, to world state Governors, Justin Trudeau, and many world leaders, lining up to help them step on their fellow humans, for whom they have only contempt. That's you and me, bub.

The society depicted in The Hunger Games is just around the corner...with a less likely ending, if you can imagine that. Disarmament, disenfranchisement, and economic ruin of citizenry are necessary steps, but the imbalance of technology is already so great that it's hard to imagine a free world as an outcome of this contest. The forest beyond the fence in the movie, where the heroine honed her hunting skills, will be unavailable because nowhere will escape full surveillance. (That was likely a continuity glitch in the movie, anyway.)

A new world order is appearing, that will have to live out its age and collapse like all previous empires, from within. But brace yourself. It could take quite a while, even as Earth measures these things.

It's all impressions from the Internet; so judge accordingly. My sources are Amazing Polly, Corbett Report, The Last American Vagabond, YouAreFreeTV, and a few others. I'm not free to express any of these ideas among friends or family; I've lost a few friends. It's been suggested that I have dementia (I'm rather old) or schizophrenia. People don't seem to have the mental framework to take in this view. Or maybe they're right! (grin)

And, I dearly hope I'm wrong! My best to you all, and thanks, OP.

Specifically what is this sub for. Please add a sidebar description so people don't have to ask in the future. by pyrit135 in whatever

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I thought at first you were joking: as I understand it, it's for whatever doesn't fit somewhere else, the 'leftover topics' file. Hence the title. Likely to end up pretty random, yeah

Border Guards from #Poland, #Austria and #Portugal have now reached Greece to help guard the border. All 3 countries who have fought defensive wars against expansionist Islamic empires by useless_aether in Twitter

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I'm glad to learn of this. Another unacknowledged war; it's bothered me that Greece has been having to take the waves of invasion alone.

"Conspiracy mindset" by Robin in ConspiracyTheory

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Isn't that odd- the picture seems much like a Gary Larsen cartoon, a little muzzy in execution- but that's not Larsen's signature, surely? (Confirming the mindset, haha)

Tyrannical Governor Phil Murphy Bans Annual Drive Through Tulip Farm — Threatens to Arrest Farmer if ONE CAR Drives Through by RickC-137 in news

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So one grower is refused permission to operate, while another in the same state is given free rein? Gonna be a hard position to defend when it comes to the lawsuits. You have to wonder if there's bad blood between them from the past. But who would be so stupidly transparent, while at the same time misusing legislative power?

Canada, U.S. agree to extend border closure | One America News Network by RickC-137 in news

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Dead link: also, untrue. See "Roxham Road border crossing"

Investigative journalist Harry Vox filmed 2014 by salvia_d in conspiracy

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This is fascinating in retrospect. I wish I had more votes to give, to make it noticed.

Just created my account! by BlueShoes in Introductions

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Welcome!

Michigan Man with Coronavirus Has Near-Death Experience – Is Saved by Hydroxychloroquine Treatment… Then UNLOADS on Liberal Gov. for Denying Life-Saving Drug to the Sick by RickC-137 in news

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If I were a screenwriter, this would be a useful way to foreshadow (as my plot unfolds) how my nation's enemies worked to keep useful treatments away from my planned pandemic assassinations.

QAnon - "The Storm" by Orangutan in politics

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23 hours since your post and no comment whatever? Crickets.

If there's anything here, it's not a moment too soon.

George Carlin - Germs, Immune System by Orangutan in funny

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Man's a saint.

How to Practice Proper Social Distancing - #PropagandaWatch by Tom_Bombadil in propaganda

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Very good reflections on the situation. Don't forget what is being done, as we'll have to laboriously dismantle all this in a few months. Right? Like brushing your teeth, it shouldn't be difficult to roll it all back... /s

Voting is a shameful Act ; Welcome to the Corporation ; it never was yours ; Ron Paul the Payster by Jesus in conspiracy

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Can't get it to play in Canada: server or network failed or format not supported

How to get rid of Dandruff - Wooomania by Wooomania1 in womenblogs

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Thank you! I don't have dandruff, but my head is sometimes itchy. I'll try some of those home remedies...

Amid Coronavirus and Toilet Paper Shortages, the Bidet Has Gone From Household Luxury to Emergency Essential by crazy_for_swayze in whatever

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I made a DIY version by re-purposing the handheld shower portion of my bathtub outlet. Works great, cost me $12 for parts. Less convenient than the $700 fixture, but you can't have everything...

Oprah and friends by RickC-137 in memes

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Tip of the iceberg. I bet there are ten times more we don't know about. And then there are their employees....

10yo Boy Handcuffed, Arrested, Charged with Felony for Playing with a Nerf Bow and Arrow by Drewski in PoliceMisconduct

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Paywall

Billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos pledges US$10 billion to combat climate change by supertms38 in WorldNews

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"Climate change" is a euphemism for "limit the actions and wealth potential of anyone under the billionaire threshold"...as George Carlin said, "What they want is more for them and less for anybody else"...I guess Jeff realizes he's going to have to pay something to buy that...I wonder what 10 billion dollars US represents in terms of his yearly earnings? 3%? 5%? Cheap at twice the price.
I read an interesting statement yesterday..."It's 2589 B.C.E. You, who are immortal, decide you will save the equivalent of $10,000 every day, and you begin to do so.

 Fast forward to 2020:  you've been saving $10,000 every day for all these years:  and you have amassed about 1/5 of what today's top 5 billionaires have for wealth."  

(This just from memory, could be somewhat different from the original, but you get the idea)

"When one person suffers from delusions, we call it a mental illness. When society suffers from them, we call it being normal." by O_G_P in Antipsychiatry

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"Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you."

Shadow buying USA real estate by jamesK_3rd in news

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Best of luck. But as George Carlin once said, "Power does what it *&&# wants". I suppose almost all of us have been meaningless in the larger picture, practically forever...but it's so annoying to have your face rubbed in that fact.

"Who Will Watch The Home Place?" -Kate Long by kazenmusic in Poetry

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It's a song, done by several musicians, Laurie Lewis among them. But it stands alone very well I think.

Your attention is your most valuable resource by magnora7 in magnora7

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As philosophy, these ideas work very well and are admirable. I'm happy to agree to that point.

In terms of modern experience I think to ignore, or not pay attention, to an unfortunately growing number of topics only leaves psychopath malefactors free to act without scrutiny- or to put it another way, the bastards can get away with anything at all if we don't keep an eye on them.

I feel responsibility to try to keep informed about some things; it would be so unfair if no one even knew what those schemers are up to.

To recap: it would be great to be like that, if I could live with myself.

Fish All Gone! Gulf of Alaska Fishery to Close for the First Time Ever: No More Cod: Salmon All but Gone: Millions of Small Sea Birds Died Since 2015 by codedtestament in WorldNews

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"Global warming, climate change, yabba yabba"

Not a word, never a single word, about Fukushima

What the C.I.A.’s Torture Program Looked Like to the Tortured by Nemacolin in news

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Is there a mirror? Not registering, thanks

Do You Agree With These Rankings? by sportinsider in offbeat

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I get a "Deceptive Site" warning from Firefox

USA Today bestselling author who wrote about corruption inside the vaccine industry, found dead two gunshots to the head. by Orangutan in politics

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I can't think of a more powerful gesture of contempt for every one of you. You are hated and reviled, in case you hadn't noticed.

Who is Canberra's "secret prisoner"? by TheWebOfSlime in Intelligence

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What a fool I am. When I read the headline, I wondered if in spite of everything, Australia had winkled Julian Assange out from under all those warhogs and brought him home.

Improvising in the style of bach by john3 in music

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Very good, and well done.

I seem to remember reading that Bach himself used to improvise on his stuff at parties and such?

Always have enjoyed the idea that it should be possible to improvise classical music just as one does with jazz.

Where is everybody? by Otacon in SaidIt

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Well I left because of Ip2 and Incels. Just checking back today after a couple of weeks; it does seem a bit more under control, but I'm not risking another baptism like that. Check ya in a month. Edit: it's been less than two weeks since I checked. Sorry for the mistake.

Can you tell me about your religious belief? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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It's a joke...worshipping procrastination..that's why I said, "I'll get around to it one of these days" (not originally my own line; but I laughed when I heard it)

Can you tell me about your religious belief? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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Hi, good to meet you. I'm planning to be a Procrastian, one of these days...

Can you tell me about your religious belief? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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There is only one being in the universe, and we are tiny components of it.
It has no volition: meaning it's not good, or bad. Things happen by chance and by choice, beautiful and ugly, and there is no naming or controlling any of it outside of our own choices. Even those choices are restricted by our limited understanding; but that doesn't mean we're not a part of it, as much as any rock or tree or ocean. All those things, including us, have being.

One of the great lines of my life came from "Hotel California" by the Eagles; "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."

We choose the world we live in every day by waking up.

Hemp Batteries powering the way for a bright, relaxed, and high new world; yeah!... No really, hemp batteries?! by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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Hey you, I like your attitude. Back in the 1960's a girl told me a fable about how a whole society of people discovered if they pumped really hard they could get themselves off the ground.

They went on pumping until they were out of sight in the sky, leaving behind a few people on the ground who couldn't be bothered with that shit.

Those ground people went on to reinvent the world, without the pumpers. Makes sense to me, as a parable at least.

Sympathy For The Devil—Can you guess his name? It starts with an "R" by hennaojisan in music

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All these years and I never realized. Thanks. I was sleeping...

Also, I never thought of them as having courage.

Not good people, but that doesn't make them wrong.

Stan Rogers - Northwest Passage by send_nasty_stuff in 3rdmusic

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The only public figure whose death I've personally grieved. I guess that was selfish in a way, I was so sad that all the future songs were lost.

Hello, just wanted to say, I appreciate our diversity of thought here. by One_Jack_Move in Introductions

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I remember reading something years ago about the nature of one's experience in approaching truth; at first you might recoil from an electric shock, another time you will forget what you came for, another time you will rail and kick the boards of your self-imposed playpen; someday, when you've tried everything else, you'll just take it in, without judging.

And once a wise man said to me, "At some point you have to realize that you're going to be watching lambs led to slaughter, and know there's nothing to be done about it."

Hello, just wanted to say, I appreciate our diversity of thought here. by One_Jack_Move in Introductions

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There's an aspect of Saidit (and similar sites) that is not discussed much; for me, it boils down to "Be a good audience", by which I mean that posters with quality things to say deserve a good response. Whether you agree or not, part of the deal here is to have something to say (when it seems right to you) - dialogue is the point.

Are We on the Verge of Another Civil War? by dcjogger in news

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I'd suggest the 'war' is already underway and has been for some time. What is missing is the energy to abandon one's security of home, food and clothing and actually go to war; so we have weekend warriors who attend each others' events with the idea of causing trouble.

I saw a meme the other day that was apt: "False outrage- so hot right now", over a picture of city denizens from The Hunger Games.

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is to remain in prison when his jail term ends because of his "history of absconding", a judge has ruled. by r721 in WikiLeaks

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When the judge looks in the mirror, what does he see?

Northern Utah. by Anticapitalist in Earth

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Beautiful

"Cognitive abilities are negatively related to right-wing." What does Saidit think about this study? by althekemist in Psychology

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(Sigh) The ideas are not worthy of comment. However, thank you OP for pointing it out...the words in my head are "glazed sleaze"

Update on Julian Assange from John Pilger: by salvia_d in conspiracy

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The comments in the posting say it all. Thanks for posting.

Allo! Your name is /u/seanmontoya. You spam my forum, prepare to die. by VantaFount in saiditCleanup

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First time I've ever wanted to write, LOL ~! Thanks!

Interesting policy document: "Towards a Multi-ethnic Ireland." Who would come up with such a thing? Strange name for the author. Doesn't sound Irish at all? Hmmm by Jesus in conspiracy

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And I remember reading that a (wealthy and contributing) faction of the US Christian religious population is being urged to support and fund the Jewish world disorder campaign, in order to bring on the end of days and the return of Jesus Christ.... it's a war of ideas, in part. Ultimately doesn't matter if it makes sense, only that one agree and act. Kind of like the statement, "Magic begins with imagination".

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.” -Carl Jung. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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I'm thinking about the (possibly satirical) concept that in writing fiction, there are only 32 plots:

If I understand this quote correctly together with your comment, I would expect to find that my inner motivations and thought processes are parallel to archetypal patterns of behaviour and thought?

Guess I'm thick, it's too vague for me to take in. I imagine Carl Jung knew what he meant; perhaps the friend to whom he wrote knew. I find it abstruse, not that I think it's wrong, but how shall I apply this?

spamapspamaps by VantaFount in saiditCleanup

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Hey, a palindrome!

Trump’s Justice Department Lets Lois Lerner Off The Hook by dcjogger in politics

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<“Today’s decision does not mean Lois Lerner is innocent. It means the justice system in Washington is deeply flawed,” he added.>

That sounds about right. Now what?

Unlike 49 States, New Jersey Bans Selling Home-Baked Goods by dcjogger in news

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What has Joe Vitale got against home baking sales?

I love that stuff, there are a few neighbourhood baking stands (honor system payment) in my town, and I slide by them frequently. Delicious things! Much better than I can buy downtown.

The Whole World Must Learn Our Peaceful Ways by EndlessSunflowers in funny

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Reminds me of an affirmation of psychotic mindset: "Here's someone who values peace at home so much he'll kill to get it!"

Panpsychism is crazy, but it’s also most probably true – Philip Goff | Aeon Ideas by Entropick in science

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"You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."

You can't be serious man by 7dej19 in newSubreddit

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If there was an intelligent point here, it's lost in poor writing. This isn't accented English, it's just muddy thought and nonexistent proofreading.

Papa bless by SierraKiloBravo in funny

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Been a while since I laughed out loud, several times! Thanks.

Cheers by [deleted] in Memetics

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Quote from Walt Kelly, cartoonist of Pogo: "Sir, we has met the enemy, and they is us."

What if capitalists wrapped up "Socialism" into a product and sold it to the masses? by sawboss in ShowerThoughts

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Nah, by now if you don't know what I mean I can't help you. For what it's worth, I know and respect your username, so I'm not sure quite why you'd take this approach to me- but I'm declining a full discussion. Corporate socialism for purposes of market control is such an old topic by now that I'm sure I'd find nothing new to add.

what a crappy spammy sub this is by bobbobbybob in business

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Well, thank you for removing those ones I reported! They began to appear in s/business some while ago, and I paid little attention, thinking "Maybe this is one of the purposes of the sub" ... but when they began to appear in really unlikely subs, I started to report; then I couldn't understand why other people hadn't reported them already, so I left off. Then the other day, someone complained and I realized I was looking at an actual transgression. So good- now I won't be wondering if I have any right to bitch. (grin)

What if capitalists wrapped up "Socialism" into a product and sold it to the masses? by sawboss in ShowerThoughts

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Ha, I guess I should have included an /s for sarcastic. I suggest to you that "What if" moved some time ago into action/marketing.

That boat has sailed, IMO.

what a crappy spammy sub this is by bobbobbybob in business

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I'm glad you brought this up. I read "new" because the main page doesn't refresh often enough; and I've been seeing so much advertising, not just in self.business but many other subs as well, that I thought it was an understood thing!

I'll put in some time reporting from now on. Can't hurt.

What if capitalists wrapped up "Socialism" into a product and sold it to the masses? by sawboss in ShowerThoughts

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What does this mean, "What if"?

Long time no see by SierraKiloBravo in SierraKiloBravo

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What's changed in the past couple of days is, the main server for SaidIt is now located in Vaud, Switzerland. Does that tell you anything?

Beware this irresponsible infrastructure merchant by [deleted] in saiditCleanup

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I find myself amused by the scale of the con. (grin)

Tulsi Gabbard WINS! Why The Establishment Media Is PISSED!!! by Optimus85 in politics

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Sadly, I fear a revolution would only permit the most evil, ugly-souled and underhanded leaders of the opposition to triumph.

Not sure what is needed, but a revolution is likely to make things worse. There are too many fingers in the pie, and all of them are dirty.

Wanting the job disqualifies you psychologically.

Are We on the Ramp to Impeachment Road? by dcjogger in politics

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This seems like a pretty cogent survey of the situation to me. Rare, really. Like a streetlight illuminating a snowstorm.

I Babysit for the One Percent by Vigte in whatever

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This article has echoes in my life, in a small town on the other side of the continent. I'm a home renovator, and though the "reasons-for" are different, there is a familiarity to this woman's statements.

It's emotionally colder in her world, though; I enjoy the trust of being handed the keys to the house at the beginning of the job, and the satisfaction of performing without supervision. Most of my employers are more or less from my own world, though of course they have more money than I do (I couldn't afford to hire myself).

Thanks, OP, for showing me this site! It looks interesting, if a little cynical. How I think of myself, I suppose.

The most common type of evil:"extensions" by [deleted] in whatever

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In general, I agree. As a parallel remark, I'll mention a statement made to me years ago; I found it powerful.

"Most of the trouble and pain in families comes from unmet expectations."

Under Donald Trump, drone strikes far exceed Obama's numbers by dcjogger in politics

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I'm thinking that "Under" is no longer the correct word.

Does legalizing amount to endorsement? by sawboss in AskSaidIt

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No one should be barred from anything that makes them happy, IMO. I don't exactly understand what you're saying here, but I agree with your initial premise that legalizing sex work would solve a lot of problems.

Does legalizing amount to endorsement? by sawboss in AskSaidIt

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Personally, I always thought the Vestal Virgins were a great idea!

Does legalizing amount to endorsement? by sawboss in AskSaidIt

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<Do you think de-criminalizing an activity amounts to endorsing that activity?>

Not sure that's the right question. Endorsing it or not involves your opinion (to which you are entitled), but just like prohibition, it has little or nothing to do with 'demand'.

Sexual markets will always be with us. They always have been, and by comparison with the past, we are relatively repressed. It makes sense to me that with legalization could come the opportunity to increase everyone's safety and health.

The problem with this, as with other things we are seeing, is that it opens the door to degeneracy. IMO children are exposed to a level of sexuality these days that is harmful because they don't get to develop on their own, their consent and timing of knowledge is removed by a permissive society. Especially now with the internet and porn, an eight-year-old with no filters can learn things I still have not figured out for myself at 72. So how to deal with that...

bear witness to the symbol of our people by poestal in southpaws

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No shit, Sherlock.

Migrant here, banned for dissenting political opinions by MuhammadIsAPedophile in whatever

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Got to be more to this than you've put up. What are the circumstances?

Sinister (2012) leaving soon from TubiTV by sawboss in horror

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Video not available (I'm in Canada, might be why)

Orwell’s Worst Nightmare Is Coming True by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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Isn't it amazing how brazen it is. You would think we were all asleep.

Former Student Destroys 59 University Computers Using USB Killer Device by BackwardsCompatible in TechSec

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I've never understood vandalism...or the vandals. Why? I don't get it.

US cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela by fred_red_beans in Venezuela

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Must have been bullied as a kid; his rage knows no bounds

The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us: As public banking gains momentum across the country, policymakers in California and Washington state are vying to form the nation’s second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919. by Orangutan in politics

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Well, if we really can't dump the central bank, this might clear away some underbrush and let us see how things get made to happen.

Orwell’s Worst Nightmare Is Coming True by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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A good comment that illustrates the current problem, but also has implications for entire languages. I've sometimes mused about how the fact I speak only English has limited my experience of the world's cultures: I'm sure there are many words in other languages that don't have corresponding English terms.

I believe we are limited even by the language we have even without these doomed attempts to make us stupid by forbidding concepts. My guess is humor will rush to fill the gap, once the shock of being programmed like this fades a bit...i.e. Russian Cold War jokes.

How very sad that we need them now. "Those who cannot learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them."

Trump says he made Golan Heights decision after "a quick history lesson" by magnora7 in WorldNews

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I heard a commentator the other day, might've been Jimmy Dore.

He said: "What if you were Trump, and you decided you didn't want to do a second term, that all this bullshit wasn't the way you wanted to spend your 70's after all? Maybe you'd just do a few things that were completely nuts and make no sense at all, and rule yourself out of the game?"

Edit: Might also NOT have been Jimmy Dore, I don't remember.

Or, there's the Reagan solution... just slip right off the plate.

Crusade against anti-vaxxers: Russian Health ministry & consumer rights watchdog lead the charge by useless_aether in DepopulationWatch

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One interesting side light on all this is the difficulty faced by Health Authorities, of proving that their vaccines are truly safe and scientific, and not a horror-show broth of deadly preservatives and secret pogroms.

I don't know how I would try to deal, if it were my responisibility- which thankfully it is not.

Unexplained Wonders of Ancient Peru (Mystery History is one of my favorite youtube channels) by EndlessSunflowers in AlternativeHistory

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Also one of my favorites. "vlad9" also produces amazing stuff. This kind of research is ... Highly Compelling.

What are we even doing? by magnora7 in CriticalThoughts

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Wow, this is like crossing into Toon Town!

Good to meet a kindred spirit.

What are we even doing? by magnora7 in CriticalThoughts

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Thanks for this mild essay. You've brought back to my mind a writing by one of my favorite authors, Richard Brautigan. It may not speak directly to your musings; but perhaps like a Bob Dylan song, whether it has meaning or not is not the important part of it-

“I guess you are kind of curious as to who I am, but I am one of those who do not have a regular name. My name depends on you. Just call me whatever is in your mind. If you are thinking about something that happened a long time ago: Somebody asked you a question and you did not know the answer. That is my name. Perhaps it was raining very hard. That is my name. Or somebody wanted you to do something. You did it. Then they told you what you did was wrong—“Sorry for the mistake,”—and you had to do something else. That is my name. Perhaps it was a game you played when you were a child or something that came idly into your mind when you were old and sitting in a chair near the window. That is my name. Or you walked someplace. There were flowers all around. That is my name. Perhaps you stared into a river. There was someone near you who loved you. They were about to touch you. You could feel this before it happened. Then it happened. That is my name.”

Boston Dynamics robot doing heavy warehouse work. by Orangutan in Futurology

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The movement of the counterweight gives a clear picture in my mind of how lifting things stresses the human backbone...

#Unity4J 22.0 Online Vigil in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks by salvia_d in WorldPolitics

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"No one tried to say a thing When they carried him out in jest Except of course, the little neighbor boy Who carried him to rest And he just walked along alone With his guilt so well concealed And muttered underneath his breath "Nothing is revealed". Well, the moral of the story The moral of the song Is simply that one should never be Where ones does not belong So when you see your neighbor carryin' somethin' Help him with his load And don't go mistaking Paradise For that home across the road."

-quote from Bob Dylan: "The Ballad Of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest"