Training of critical thinking against hedonism. The use of music and pop culture as a tool. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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Yes, I think that we should pray that God sends us a great leader. We should pray for John Connor.

The US spent $60 billion rebuilding Iraq after the 2003 war. There is virtually nothing to show for the money. Most of the money seems to have been stolen by US defense contractors. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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Honestly I blame neoliberals. They think that there is something shiny and special about Democracy. If a pack of idiots elect Trump, they think the education system is broken and not the system of government. If a pack of idiots elect Biden, they think that there is something shiny and special about Biden.
Democracy is mob rule. The fact that sometimes the mob gets it right doesn't change the fact that Democracy is mobocracy. Trying to export our values systems is a form of the very colonialism that neoliberals claim that they are trying to correct.

If This Isn’t BLATANT BRIBERY Then WHAT IS?!! After Democrats gutted their plan to lower drug prices – something even Donald Trump was in favour of - we look into the relationships between politicians and Big Pharma and ask, who’s really in charge? by Chipit in corruption

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You know it's funny but one of my buddies asked me to do some analysis behind the 2016 election shortly after it happened. He mostly couldn't figure out how it happened.

My take on it was that the Israeli lobby plus the energy lobby plus the law enforcement lobby outmaneuvered the combination of the China lobby plus the education lobby plus the pharma lobby.

People just really refuse to look at it that way.

Fired the mexicans! About to try to renovate my own apartment? by naples in AskSaidIt

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Thanks! I'll roll with that.

Well my plan is to remodel in stages. No time through is as bad as your first time through so once I reno one of the rooms, I'll be that much more ambitious about the rest of it!

I owe you a beer at the annual saidit meetup.

Editor of major German newspaper says he planted stories for the CIA. He says the corruption of journalists and major news outlets by the CIA is routine, accepted, and widespread, and that journalists who do not comply either cannot get jobs or find their careers cut. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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You don't think that the Chinese influence has grown more substantial than the military's? I'd argue that a free press is antithetical to a free society given how easily the Chinese seem to have taken over. Wouldn't military domination of the press seem justified under those circumstances?

Fired the mexicans! About to try to renovate my own apartment? by naples in AskSaidIt

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Dude, thank you so much. The gents at the hardware store are often on point but are at times condescending.

There is one wall that I plan to leave with the original pinewood strip paneling. Should I bother to spackle over the cracks before I paint or should I merely accept that the paneling will be uneven in places.

I feel better already about this after talking to you.

New York ER Closes As Employees Refuse To Comply With Vaccine Mandate by Drewski in news

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Hmmm, never thought about it that way.

Rick Rubin: The Invisibility of Hip Hop's Greatest Producer (33 minutes) by Tiwaking in Documentaries

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He's trolling you. I recognize him from voat. He was a loser over there and now he's a loser over here. Keeps recycling the same joke.

New York ER Closes As Employees Refuse To Comply With Vaccine Mandate by Drewski in news

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Huh?

I actually read this as mere profiteering on the part of big pharma. I tend to think that the rank and file underestimate the level of autism present in pharma leaders, who are not able to visualize consequences past next quarter. They aren't able to picture themselves getting caught for stuff like this and being jailed. They are actually that stupid.

Also I think that you guys overestimate the level of access to information on the part of our regulatory authorities. They are fairly empowered to speak out and to initiate (if not follow through on) change, however they are stuck watching the same crappy commercial media that we are.

Deus Vult! Global minimum tax announced! by naples in news

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Victory! Make big companies pay!

Suck it Google!

Fired the mexicans! About to try to renovate my own apartment? by naples in AskSaidIt

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This will be seven rooms out of a two bedroom apartment.

I live in an apartment, what uppity city types call a condo. Mostly I need to repair the walls and the bathrooms. The floors were recently renovated by contractors.

You do much wrench-turning?

What is the deal with President Biden using the phrase "God willing" in all of his speeches? by Zapped in AskSaidIt

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Isn't he tacitly conceding that most of what he has been put in charge of is effectively far outside of his control? I tend to find his geriatric honesty refreshing.

Fired the mexicans! About to try to renovate my own apartment? by naples in AskSaidIt

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Wish me luck, prayers drill bits welcome!