Music and Life - Alan Watts [2m22s] by magnora7 in videos

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If there's ever been anything profound, this is it. Happy Sunday everyone

The best way to fight sex trafficking is to decriminalize prostitution by voter in news

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Same with drugs.

I think it's the same with lobbying... they tried to at least make it above the table instead of under the table so that's why lobbying is legal. But all that's happened is the corruption is in the open, which might lead to people stopping it sooner, perhaps

Gunmen have opened fire on an Iranian military parade in the south-western city of Ahvaz, killing at least 24 people, including civilians, and injuring more than 50, state media say. by r721 in WorldNews

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When I first read this I thought it said Iraq.

Now that I see it's Iran, I see what a big deal this could be... I wonder if this will be the spark for a 1954-style revolution where the US will install a leader that replaces Khamenei

Question Everything by magpie in conspiracy

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I worked in scientific research myself and can tell you some people care much more about securing the next grant than the truth. Not everyone of course, there are many scientists that take the scientific method seriously, but there is a reproducibility crisis for many studies, especially in psychology.

There is not much funding for repeat studies, or studies that disprove other studies. Everyone wants the new breakthrough study.

Pakistan upset after India cancelling what would have been the countries' first high-level talks in years, decrying "small men occupying big offices" who opposed change by magnora7 in WorldNews

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While submitting this I noticed that I had to re-write to the Reuters headline to make it more informational and less confrontational. The way it's phrased drives a wedge between India and Pakistan. I like my phrasing more, and it's hard to find a more neutral source than Reuters. I guess all our news is just this biased toward war on certain issues.

Is Trump going neocon on Syria? by voter in politics

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You mean he is going Zionist? Yes, he is.

Both the neocons and neoliberals are basically the same. Both parties have been captured by the interests of Israel for the most part. That's why we're constantly at war in countries right next to it.

There is something fundamentally immoral about the U.S. state and its military being able to impose death and destruction on so many with almost no opposition from the public. This is why building an Anti-war movement is imperative because the "steady state" is committed to war. by The_In-Betweener in politics

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I agree 100%. We need an anti-war party.

Especially since both major parties are seemingly pro-war and pro-military-industrial complex. There is the green party, but it's trying to flip the script on many issues at once and it ends up making them unpopular...

And I think Bernie Sanders was anti-war but he was boxed out by the DNC. And then didn't fight it. Perhaps he did this so he can run again and maybe win by overwhelming margins next time. But it seems unfortunately more likely that he is controlled opposition by the DNC, to make it look like the DNC cares about all the anti-war people, to get their votes.

There should be a single-issue anti-war party. It could get a lot of votes.

What languages are you learning? by magpie in languagelearning

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Interesting, I didn't know that about Hungarian.

"Qanon" pushes for regime change in #Iran, mirroring long held CIA, Mossad and neocon goals by useless_aether in conspiracy

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Thus showing more proof Trump and his insider team are Zionists

Or this could just be someone LARPing. This is from 4chan after all... But it's then published by the wikileaks twitter, which is odd. They just post stuff from 4chan and say it's Q? Or are they doing the scarequotes around "Qanon" to imply they think the whole thing is silly?

I don't know quite what I'm supposed to take away from the OP tbh

What languages are you learning? by magpie in languagelearning

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Is Hungarian similar to German?

I've studied Mandarin Chinese for a decade and I'm about 40% fluent. I love the written characters and their etymologies. I also have terrible Spanish that I half-remember from high school haha.

And it would be cool to know German and French, so I try to pay attention to them when I come across them. They're pretty similar to English, as English is composed of words 1/3 from Old French and 1/3 from Old German. Like 'melange' means 'blend' and I got a blender and on the side it said 'melangeur'. Or how "Kindergarten" is literally German for "Children Garden/orchard." Stuff like that.

Cool sub.

"Qanon" pushes for regime change in #Iran, mirroring long held CIA, Mossad and neocon goals by useless_aether in conspiracy

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As long as you can get off this pendulum of US controlled leaders on one side (1954-1979) and hyper-religious domestic leaders on the other side (1979-present) I would support it too. The only thing is that I'm pretty sure it's going to end up US controlled if there's a regime change, there's just too much pressure from the outside trying to control things. Do you agree?

Mexico earthquake: at least 139 dead after powerful quake by magnora7 in news

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Americans are no better than Nazis now.

That's a bit much... these copypasta comments are a bit much man

Comcast aims to combat cord cutting by limiting major internet speed increases to cable subscribers by magnora7 in news

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This is bordering on spam, tone it down a bit. Too many links with zero context.

Japan Aims to Overthrow 32-Year-Old Global Whaling Ban by Vigte in news

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Marine Le Pen ordered to submit to psychiatric evaluation over Islamic State execution tweets by r721 in WorldNews

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She posted just pictures of an actual execution that ISIS did in 2015, and that's enough for her to get ordered to have a psych evaluation 3 years later? This reeks of being politically motivated to silence Le Pen.

I'm no expert on French politics, but that's my take.

Japan Aims to Overthrow 32-Year-Old Global Whaling Ban by Vigte in news

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Businesses are not cruel. Companies are about voluntarily transactions.

Oh is that why all these major monopolies extinguish their competition through regulatory capture? They don't give a fuck about voluntary transactions. They just want profit by any means.

Also you keep generalizing all Americans as if we're some retarded hive mind that has no detractors. Two Americans built this website you're posting on.

Stop pinning a corrupt government and corrupt businesses on "Americans" who largely had nothing to do with having their rights stolen.

Me coming back to saidit after being busy and gone for a bit, trying to figure out what is happening. by Goober_notorious2 in AntiExtremes

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Haha. Ironically most of the new reddit refugees are probably anti-refugee in general ;P