To all, why did you first decide to start using Saidit? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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The censorship is on another level but most people don’t see it. The bots and the unwavering control of the narrative are what are literally strangling the site right now. It’s just not fun.

People go online for information. You can see how reddit in its newest layout is trying to look more like a news site. People go to forum sites to express themselves and find community. Every time someone gets told to sit down and shut up, they move a little further away.

/r/SethRich is banned. Just a reminder. by x0x7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Seth Rich. The DNC operative who was shot point blank on a DC street. It was called a robbery but they didn’t even bother to take the money out of his wallet.

His parents later discovered/revealed that he was the one who leaked a bunch of DNC emails. Yet another Clinton murder.

Beware of anyone calling for REVOLUTION. This is precisely what many of the rulers desire. They create social unrest in order to get the people to rise up and beg for government tyranny w/o even realizing what they’re doing. by Jesus in conspiracy

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There’s already an entire religion for that. It’s called the society of friends. To the society of friends, there is literally never a time when violence is the right thing to do. During most times that the US had a draft, being a Quaker was the only sure way to obtain consciencious objector status.

When a settlement of Quakers heard that there was a Native American tribe heading to slaughter them for something they hadn’t done in a case of mistaken identity, the Quakers all gathered to sit silently to pray, as is their typical form of worship.

The natives entered the meeting house where the Quakers were gathered. Seeing them sitting silently and non-reactive, the natives knew they had the wrong group and left.

Quakers are called such because in their silent meetings for worship, those who go into the most deeply meditative state can be known to quake slightly. In practices such as yoga, this type of shaking is known to release tensions, anger, grief, and other unexpressed or bottled up feelings.

Quaker quaking is not to be confused with the shaking of Shakers. Shakers shook purposefully to do the same thing but were more demonstrative in their shaking as it came from a purposeful state and not a meditative one. Also, the Skakers refused to procreate so they all died out. But they did make really great furniture, which is what they’re most known for historically.

To all, why did you first decide to start using Saidit? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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Death of cringeanarchy. That shit was funny as hell. It’s a shame to me that quality satire has taken on the term “shitposting” and mostly because of uptight moron do-gooders at that.

Basically the only reason I go to reddit any longer is for how funny as hell the satire is on Wall Street bets. Nothing really compares for me.

Man Detained in Eastern China for 'Illegal' Dog Names by Kangbanger in communismwatch

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Man, China’s almost as bad as a real world reddit.

This news report is especially ironic to me because I like to give my Pokémon names like “wypipo” and “baizuo” (the derogatory Chinese word for SJW’s) and then leave them in gyms around town to tweak my liberal neighbors.

TIL about Child beauty pageants in France by Mnemonic in TIL

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Man, seems like a tough sentence for the kids. That’s like a third of their little lives.

Oh wow, “new research says it’s OK to stay single and die alone.” Hmmm, I wonder who would want to encourage white people to live meaningless, childless, lonely lives? by Jesus in conspiracy

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This isn’t even close to the most paranoid thing I’ve seen on this site today.

There’s been tons of articles the past so many years discouraging people from having children.

CIA document says that they may have found a gate to the Akashic Records. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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So basically they did a lot of LSD and maybe some ayahuasca.

I’ve done a lot of Kundalini and biofeedback and basically everything they are saying in that paper is dead on. You absolutely gain ability to plug into intuition. Hint: Kundalini yoga practitioners make great poker players.

Is anyone here familiar with Itzhak Bentov who is mentioned on Page 1?

Why Reddit is losing its battle with online hate by portcity in WatchRedditDie

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That is one tone deaf article.

Reddit admins are apparently removing every thread that mentions the father of the alleged El Paso shooter and his connection with MK Ultra by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Way of the Digg

omg ha ha I wish I could give you gold for that except I’m glad we don’t have that crap

Reddit is automatically censoring all links to an article critical of the site not even mods can approve this link. : WatchRedditDie by ItherethinkIamfor in MeanwhileOnReddit

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I saw someone comment on r/feedback today that something “had to be done” about the bots that take people’s submissions and cross post them to other subs.

I suggested that they were likely reddit’s own bots and he had no legal standing to his submitted content. I think his head stopped exploding just a couple minutes ago.

I also said RIP Aaron Schwartz, just for good measure.

VOAT goats urged not to use Saidit: The leftist censorship shithole by VantaFount in MeanwhileOnVoat

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Is this true?

TIL that JFK Jr. died in a small plane crash in 1999. by Robin in TIL

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Today? You learned this today?

How could you possibly not have known about this?

Oh wow, “new research says it’s OK to stay single and die alone.” Hmmm, I wonder who would want to encourage white people to live meaningless, childless, lonely lives? by Jesus in conspiracy

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The photo is of a white woman and I know tons of leftist white women whose main fear is to die alone. This is clearly targeted directly at their fear.

Remarkable how CCTV cameras are either (i) not working, (ii) working, but the footage gets lost, or (iii) working, but legal proceedings seal the footage for 70+ years... by Robin in DownTheMemoryHole

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I recently heard a story from a poker player. He had about $30 in chips stolen from him by the player next to him. He called the Floorman and demanded they look at the tape. The Floorman just gave him the money in dispute. He said it wasn't worth his time to go to the tape.

Six years ago, I was assaulted outside a bar. My attorney sent a letter within two weeks demanding the preservation of any CCTV footage. It was preserved and it was gruesome. I'm not certain how much it contributed to the settlement of my case but it was there and provided upon legal demand.

If it's a business, 99% of the reason that there are cameras installed, it's to spy on workers. Remember the movie Friday? When Ice Cube got fired on his day off for stealing boxes?

Welcome To The Old Internet Again! by BillionDollarEgg3 in technology

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I remember downloading naked photos of Cindy Crawford in 1996 on dial up. Every photo took soooo long to come through.

/r/The_Donald has been quarantined. by r721 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Ya think? LOL... did you see that rigged debate tonight? They’re chasing people out of the Democratic Party as fast as they can. Every sees right through it.

/r/The_Donald has been quarantined. by r721 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Even those have kind of succumbed to the overarching idea that enforcement of group think is okay. If you disagree with the mods or group think, you’ll get downvoted or banned on even some of the most benign subs.

100% done with Reddit by [deleted] in SaidIt

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Dude, I was banned from /r/history for pointing out that there’s an excellent and well researched book that says China discovered America in 1421.

There’s actual, MASSIVE historical evidence that China discovered America in 1421. The book is called 1421: The Year China Discovered America by Gavin Menzies.

A) It’s ludicrously inane to perms ban someone simply for pointing out that there’s a book on a topic and

B) It shows how deeply toxic the entitled group think is there that everyone must bow to the POV of the mods. It’s at once immature and evil.

I really wish I could truly quit that site. All it does is piss me off every time I go there.

Noam Chomsky: "What exactly is the threat of Iran?" They refuse private central banking. They sell their oil for currencies other than the US dollar. Iran refuses to live under US puppet rule by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

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I’m not a Chomsky fan when it comes to domestic politics but he hardly misses when it comes to international politics and this is no exception.

My one quibble would be that I’m fairly certain the US is the puppet of the world central banking system and not the other way around.

On 9/11 at 5:20 PM, the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 collapsed into its footprint, falling more than 100 feet at the rate of gravity for 2.5 seconds of its seven-second destruction and was caused not by fire but rather by the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building. by Orangutan in politics

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Does anyone have the video of Rudy saying they “pulled” Building 7. I’m specifically looking for the TV interview the mayor of NYC gave on 9/11 where he uses the term “pulled” in reference to Building 7.

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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As a Jew by birthright, I 110% support the opening of Israel's borders.

Lolisa Express by [deleted] in Comics

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wow

Should we tell her by [deleted] in Memetics

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Actually, that’s exactly what she wants.

Her entire “environmental” Green New Deal is a sham and a scam to make a Maoist style Cultural Revolution. There’s little doubt that such a drastic government led change would be disastrous.

Her supporters regularly lie, cheat, and avoid the truth. If she’d been on the original 9/11 commission, the Statue of Liberty would have been pulled along with Building 7. I cannot wait until she gets sent packing.

If she wants a 9/11 comparison, here’s mine: She’s worse than Osama Bin Laden and if given the chance, she’ll do more damage to America than he ever could have dreamed of.

To all, why did you first decide to start using Saidit? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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The conversation is more real here but lack of content definitely keeps me from visiting more frequently. When I had a useless office job I had the time to spend days creating free internet content for my own enjoyment but sadly no longer.

TIL about the usage of the 'word' Texas. by Mnemonic in TIL

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Norway remains a monarchy.

Dave Chappelle Major Strike and Win Against SJW Cancel Culture by Optimus85 in conspiracy

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I'm glad to see Dave back and I'm glad to see someone mainstream finally pissing off the left. It was a great show and much better than his last one that was sooooo pandering.

BREAKING: Ilhan Omar May Be Ousted From Congress For Perjury According To Latest Court Documents by Morphos1759 in news

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Oh, yes, it would be a travesty if the law were not permitted to takes its full course.

This is why I left reddit by Light_Aura in MeanwhileOnReddit

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It’s not even “the bigger” subreddits. Even many smaller ones have parroted the party line.

This is why I left reddit by Light_Aura in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Bingo.

"Science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. It is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality check..." Terry Pratchett by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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I would say corporate studies are the number one issue, certainly. And then the way media reports “findings” spoon fed as fact without communicating a real understanding of underlying findings. Which brings us of course to online shilling.

Since the advent of the internet, it’s become far more popular to be scientific/atheist and there’s no doubt in my mind that it’s the same — and as potentially dangerous — as any other religion.

The issue, though, that really gets after me the most is the use of statistical analysis and its conflation with the scientific method. Stats are big these days but they remain a soft correlation and not a even scientifically “proven” causation. They’re great for predicting baseball — and while correlation can be a great guide — it’s not causative science. There’s a reason investment firms have to tell you past performance is not indicative of future results.

It’s much cheaper to do a “study” using broad statistical analysis of many other studies and it’s also easier to manipulate the data — just use studies that already support your conclusion and discount those that don’t.

Famously, studies have shown that lunch meats lead to increased heart disease/cancer/terrible things. This is a finding that has stuck with our collective consciousness very well because it jives with what makes sense to us (and in all likelyhood, it is true that they aren’t the healthiest thing in the world).

Yet, this remains a soft statistical analysis of self-reported data. And even then, the consumption of lunch meats is linked with a barely statistically significant difference. There were no double blind tests. There were no controls for what other food products were part of various lunch meat consumers’ diets. There was no finding on how much or how little might be safe. There was no differentiation between types of lunch meats. Prosciutto makers were especially miffed as the process for making prosciutto differs markedly from say bologna. Just, “consumption of lunch meats linked to increased health risks.”

It was just this type of study that led to the California law in the 1980’s that is the reason why all wine bottles today must say “Contains Sulfites.” To this day, there is still zero actual genuine scientific evidence that says to what degree and amounts sulfites in wine might cause any damage to humans whatsoever.

"Science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. It is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality check..." Terry Pratchett by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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I’ve always loved Terry Pratchett.

I find the way that so many people approach science today is very close minded and anti scientific inquiry.

The Left's Lies About Donald Trump Is Drowning America by Morphos1759 in The_Donald

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I always thought the Right were the Dittoheads. But once I started seeing my friends on the left parroting the exact phraseology from CNN and MSNBC like it was their own opinion, I couldn’t defend them any longer.

Biohackers With Diabetes Are Making Their Own Insulin by BillionDollarEgg3 in Cyberpunk

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In 1923, Frederick Banting, Charles Best, and James Collip sold the patent for insulin to the University of Toronto for $1 each because they believed such an essential medicine should be available to everyone who needed it.

The original patents for the insulin molecule have long since expired, but patents on parts of the production process — a strategy that has been famously used (and arguably abused) by drug companies — remain because pharmaceutical companies keep tweaking how they make it. Most insulins sold today are synthetic analogs that have been adjusted to last longer or act faster, which is one reason pharmaceutical companies give for why the cost of insulin has skyrocketed. These changes have prevented generic drug manufacturers from entering the market.

Most Trump Supporters by Jesus in conspiracy

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It be that way, tho.

Media silent on dismissal of DNC suit against Julian Assange by TheWebOfSlime in news

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That’s great news though. Obviously, I hadn’t heard this.

How about we start calling conspiracy theorists "conscientious objectors of the established narrative" instead? by Optimus85 in conspiracy

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How about just people who actually pay attention to the details.

Where do you get your "news" from? by Optimus85 in AskSaidIt

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RT was so much fun to watch during the last election.

It’s sad really. After the election all my nice liberal friends who lived in their Obama is the best bubbles became Antifa hate mongers. If it weren’t so personally difficult, it would be hilarious.

Anti-War Democratic Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Sues Google For Campaign "Interference" by fred_red_beans in politics

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She's rising in the polls...

Post your MBTI type... by Snow in MBTI

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You do know that’s completely made up, right? There are no scientific studies to back its accuracy or validity. It’s about as useful as a horoscope. I actually find sun signs more telling.

When I took this in college, I scored XXXP because I knew how to answer all the questions so that I could come out with the response I wanted. “X” means you’re equally balanced between the two choices. I guess I’m in the 0.01%?

Why don’t people just start posting their enneagram numbers?

Are showerthoughts different then toiletthoughts? by [deleted] in Toiletthoughts

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I shit in the shower so, no.

Beware of anyone calling for REVOLUTION. This is precisely what many of the rulers desire. They create social unrest in order to get the people to rise up and beg for government tyranny w/o even realizing what they’re doing. by Jesus in conspiracy

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Yes, I fully support people being aware of where they expenditures and investments go. It’s amazing to me when people don’t even think two steps down the line.

Shower Thought about Guns - I don't really care that much about them - I'm not scared of them - I've shot a few - I'm just not into them - death and destruction are not appealing to me - but its weird how many people gather around the 2nd amendment when no one uses it to stand up to gov't oppression by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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There's no reason to limit the purchase of new "guns." If you have specific ideas about curbing the illegal use of certain fire arms, I'm all ears.

I've never touched a gun and I feel very passionately about protecting the rights of those I don't personally agree with.

Shower Thought about Guns - I don't really care that much about them - I'm not scared of them - I've shot a few - I'm just not into them - death and destruction are not appealing to me - but its weird how many people gather around the 2nd amendment when no one uses it to stand up to gov't oppression by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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OP, I think we're sort of the inverse on this one.

I've never shot a gun and hope society stays around longer enough so that I never do. I've only ever seen one or two actual guns in my life besides the ones carried by police. I've never even vaguely considered getting one.

And I'm 100% pro-second amendment and a lifetime card carrying member of the NRA. And I'm very glad that there are sensible, sane, god fearing, "gun nuts" out there carrying every day. They protect us every day in more ways than you could imagine and then some.

PS If you think guns are mostly used by kids shooting kids, get your head out of your ass and join the real world. But I don't think you're actually that dumb. I think you're a shill.

Google search massively over promotes results from Liberal news over conservative news by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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If someone’s trying to shut you up, you’re probably right.

Personally, yeah, all I have to do is look at google news and I can see the bias. I do use google but I try to avoid mainstream sources as much as possible.

Economists Are Obsessed with “Job Creation.” How About Less Work? by Mnemonic in EconomicsTheory

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It doesn't have to be this way, but while we complain about the conditions imposed upon us by the system, it is also our collective choice to continue to engage in it.

Choose "No."

Exceptionally apt comment. I would also add medical. We are told to not think for ourselves but trust learned individuals. And yet, especially when it comes to something like our own physical well being, if you go to for a second opinion, there's an 80% chance that the second opinion will be entirely the opposite of the first opinion.

This is actually true in many walks of life. Yet so few people realize this because they barely have "time" to get a well informed first opinion.

Opinions are the same as assholes. Everyone has them. Especially doctors and lawyers.

Red light cameras kill civil liberties and invite corruption by dcjogger in news

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They also make traffic verifiably less safe. I did a major study on this maybe 10 years ago. A lot of people saw the light and many of them were removed. Sad to see they are making a comeback.

/s/mensrights now exists! by vermin311 in mensrights

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I was raised by a devout feminist who was frustrated that her work prospects had dwindled because she was returning to the workforce after 40.

Growing up, it was hammered repeatedly into my head as absolute truth that men and women are 100% equals in all respects. I have spent the rest of my life unlearning this lie in a so far vain attempt simply to be a functional human being.

Reddit is banning systematically frog meme subs by papiersackratte in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Hello fren.

/r/The_Donald has been quarantined. by r721 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Reddit makes me so insanely angry with its clearly biased system, sometimes I just go Voat to balance out the old ph factor. Both truly putrid place.

Beware of anyone calling for REVOLUTION. This is precisely what many of the rulers desire. They create social unrest in order to get the people to rise up and beg for government tyranny w/o even realizing what they’re doing. by Jesus in conspiracy

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Join Robinhood and WSB and just yolo a bunch of FD's. Die or win trying.

Honestly, though, I think this is why Trump is so brilliant and Liberals are so stupid for fighting him and thinking he's stupid. We HAVE to go to space. It's absolutely BRILLIANT to divert the military industrial complex to space.

Hell yeah I support the military industrial complex -- IN SPACE.

These smug fucks at AHS think they've won. Revenge time. by HingusTheBungus in CringeAnarchy

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The best revenge is like the kind you get on a psycho ex who tried to control and manipulate you — move on. Reddit is becoming a corporate echo chamber. The time I would have spent there, I spend here now.

TIL that JFK Jr. died in a small plane crash in 1999. by Robin in TIL

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It was night and his instruments had been reversed so he thought the water was the sky.

Also, Building 7 fell down because of burning debris even though only two other steel buildings in the history of the world had ever collapsed.

Audio transcripts of Jamal Khashoggi's murder revealed by Tom_Bombadil in news

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When was the US peaceful and when did it have declining debt?

Victorian Child Workers by ruperttaylor in Victorianera

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My grandmother was born in 1913. She used to tell us stories of being a child laborer. She said when the inspectors would come all the children knew their box to hide in until the inspectors were gone.

Sydney University Lowers Entry Scores For Women Who Can't Make it Into Male-Dominated Courses, is Aus now making Female Degress Totally Worthless? by BillionDollarEgg3 in Australia

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Fuck you faggot. No one gives a shit what you think a “fact” is.

/s/mensrights now exists! by vermin311 in mensrights

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Not every woman is a feminist. And not every man has had their child unjustly removed from their life.

Feds Demand Apple And Google Hand Over Names Of 10,000+ Users Of A Gun Scope App by dcjogger in news

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Obviously this type of thing is going to continue to happen. And given the nature of the way this was uncovered, it's likely happened many times previously.

I doubt it would ever come to pass but what we need is a law that specifically parses out information incidentally uncovered under such demands and allows individuals to deny the use of such incidentally uncovered information in further proceedings.

Certainly, we all believe "the gubmint" is out to just collect as much info as possible for future use. And obviously it's also being claimed that if these scopes are being illegally sold to known terrorist organizations, it's "all hands on deck."

Both are not with validity. Now obviously, such fish finding missions do lead to uncovering other illegal activity -- which findings, have in the past, often been deemed inadmissible based on suspicious discovery by law enforcement.

While we all hope that this demand fails and future such demands are also turned away, there "oughta be a law" against use of evidence "incidentally" dragnetted.

It's just like fishermen are allowed to use a dragnet but they have to ensure that they are throwing back the non-targeted fish. It's the Dolphin Safe Tuna of law enforcement information gathering.

Am I being shadow banned? by Vigte in Internet

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Shadow Banning should be illegal.

U.S. has denied entry to some because of others’ social media by magnora7 in news

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I was grabbing a quick bight at my favorite taco stand yesterday and I actually overheard three Asian people talking about pretty much exactly this.

It does seem a little intense that those random not exactly high paid, under a lot of stress border guards have so much sway and phone searches at travel points need significantly tight controls. But I’m also not against a bit of a clampdown. People can be a tad laissez fairy and entitled when they travel.

So there were three Asians sitting by me. I’m going to guess they were Korean because that’s where one of them seemed to indicate they were from. Two were a couple who had been traveling together so it’s possible the third was a local, although I got the impression they were all travelers.

The one asked the couple how Chicago was and the guy said, “It all went as planned but you need some drama. When we flew into LA, they asked grilled us on all sorts of questions.”

The woman chimes in, “I had just written on the form for destination LA and the he asks, ‘what city is this?’” Then the guy also mentions they had been to Shanghai and they got ask questions about that.

None of that exchange seems terribly out of line with my own experience in Europe. But in just the same way as my traveling in Europe showed me...

This whole process of last minute boarder and travel checks seems very WWII levels of archaic to me. Why is this “good old fashioned police work,” being conducted by these gruff dudes at the check stand? Traveling is stressful enough.

Why aren’t these tasks performed at the Visa issuing level? It seems like a good old mission creep power grab to me where existing departments just try to get more and more power for themselves while no one has their eye on the overall system.

All I know is, this thing with civil rights disappearing at the boarder has got to go. It’s not conducive to an open, growing economy and flourishing society.

At the same time, I’m open to certain people from certain countries being more highly scrutinized. It’s a small percentage, sure, but it’s also a sad fact that we have allies and enemies and there are Chinese business interests actively attempting to steal tech secrets and other people in other parts of the world who mean us harm.

World map of ratio of males to females in each country in 2019 by magnora7 in maps

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It seems trite to say but societies need balance. Just look for the spots of greatest imbalance and those are the spots of near-term strife and discord.

Listen to the music of nature, not the words of the press.

World map of ratio of males to females in each country in 2019 by magnora7 in maps

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Yes, China with the one child policy has always been the big news story on this topic. But too many males and not enough females has long been one of the key factors in both Pakistan and India’s internal (and sometimes external) strife.

HOW TO TROLL by [deleted] in TROLLING

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stop being a dick

Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theories run riot, with Trump’s help (Vigte: Meanwhile on r/politics - threads filled with people waking up... get in there, help them! They are literally confused and open to new ideas! This is perfect for us) by Vigte in MeanwhileOnReddit

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omg, the top comment is blaming Trump because it happened in a federal prison

arrest that conspiracy theorist! /s

lololol

The Weird, Dark History of 8Chan by Kangbanger in whatever

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The dude obviously has animosity about the fact that he got squeezed out somehow and is taking opportunity to get back at his cofounders.

Kamala Harris Didn’t Send 1500 People To Jail For Pot — It Was More Than That by dcjogger in news

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Frederick Douglass, Alan Keyes, Ben Carson, just off the top of my head.

Welcome To The Old Internet Again! by BillionDollarEgg3 in technology

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Actually I’m pretty sure I still have them burned on a CD somewhere ;-)

Where do you get your "news" from? by Optimus85 in AskSaidIt

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I don’t think it’s delusional, I just think there’s no reason to want that. Even “no agenda” is an agenda to someone. My go-to’s tend to be Fox News, RT, and Al Jazeera, although I don’t think Al Jazeera is what it used to be.

I want to hear a variety of perspectives and know what they are. Just the fact of what some consider news is an agenda. If I know what different people’s agendas are then I can differentiate and form my own opinion. Unlike a lot of people it seems like these days, I don’t need other people to agree with me. My perspective is typically so much more nuanced, that it’s not often I’m going to find many people who agree with me anyway. Certainly not the ones spouting the same daily talking points on Facebook.

The only ones I won’t listen to are NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and the British agencies because they are just so smarmy and trying to shove an agenda. I guess their agenda hits a little too close to home for me. Fox News and RT, their agendas are so transparent, it’s just laughable.

But these days, I really only follow financial news because I don’t feel like the other crap really matters to me.

Wikipedia is quietly scrubbing Epstein's dem connections by hennaojisan in politics

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Of course they are. I never visit Wikipedia for any reason.

Post your MBTI type... by Snow in MBTI

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If people get something out of understanding themselves from it, that’s awesome. You have a good attitude about it and I don’t want to insult or argue with you about it.

I’ve just personally met way too many people who are fanatically obsessed with something that can be so easily manipulated. Present company excepted, other modalities tend to have more emotionally mature adherents in my experience.

Bot in r/TheHitlerFallacy tracks daily uses of "Hitler" in r/politics. Yesterday's count: 210 by [deleted] in MeanwhileOnReddit

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“Would you support a statue of Hitler so that it can elicit conversation?”

I think that was my fave.

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, founder of reddit by magnora7 in Documentaries

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I don’t think he really needed to be suicided. Not to be crass but the guy never really faced any major obstacles in his life before.

He was an idealist and was able to say and accomplish whatever he wanted in life. Betrayed by MIT, faced with his own failure, and facing 35 years in prison (a lifetime to any 20 something or to anyone really), there was no way he was not completely despondent. But at a minimum, yes, he was very much pushed to this — by a lot of people.

But this is exactly why the state runs up the years and the press always publishes big numbers. “Facing” 35 years isn’t really even that much. The prosecutorial side of the criminal justice system is built on intimidation. People regularly “face” massive years when first charged and reported. Rarely do any but the most heinous of crimes see a sentence even close to their initial charges, especially at the federal level.

If he’d had a good lawyer and pled, or had this gone to trial, the tide could have been turned. For him to have seen five years would have been extreme.

Look up the case of Poker Princess Molly Bloom for one great example of someone who fought the Feds and essentially won. She was “facing” much more than Aaron, I’m fairly certain and got 6 months and most of her other demands met.

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, founder of reddit by magnora7 in Documentaries

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Apparently they’re the same thing. There’s just a bunch on YouTube labeled under the Anonymous title.

Are showerthoughts different then toiletthoughts? by [deleted] in Toiletthoughts

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It’s been forever since I had a good crepe. I used to be a waffle guy.

Are showerthoughts different then toiletthoughts? by [deleted] in Toiletthoughts

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No silly, a spatula. You want some pancakes?

Welcome to Saidit.net! by magnora7 in SaidIt

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RIP Aaron

The way he got pushed out looks shadier and shadier every day.

/r/The_Donald has been quarantined. by r721 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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The violence advocated against the state senators in r/news and r/politics was out of hand. I can’t remember how many reports I made. Useless I know, but at least someone has to deal with the report.

Reddit Has Censored The Largest Donald Trump Forum 2 Days After Carlos Maza Called For It by sawboss in censorship

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The threats to those State Senators in r/news and r/politics were disgusting. I can’t remember how many reports I made. Useless I know but at least the mod has to deal with the report.

Brazenly open calls for violence, open warfare, and more.

Saidit.net — May 28, 2019 — Improved expandos, accounts now default to showing 100 links per page, preparations to relocate server to Switzerland by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Maybe the press could help by reporting the details of the case.

Beware of anyone calling for REVOLUTION. This is precisely what many of the rulers desire. They create social unrest in order to get the people to rise up and beg for government tyranny w/o even realizing what they’re doing. by Jesus in conspiracy

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To paraphrase Shakespeare (lest anyone think I'm actually promoting violins since this is the internet after all and everyone on it loses 20 IQ points by default): "First let's kill all the news reporters." /s

Petition: Drop Charges and extradition for Julian Assange and Wikileaks by PikonParadox in whatever

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My take on these online petitions is that they’re just for industry shills. So you wanna start a covertly industry-backed autism awareness campaign? You make a petition that says “Autism is bad mmmmkay.” And then you get your lobbyist a meeting with an advisor to the director of health and human services and an assistant advisor the President and your lobbyist says to them, “Look guys, here’s a ‘grass roots’ campaign that agrees with everything I just said.”

Then “magically” the President cites a “grass roots” “citizen’s campaign” when he signs off on some major industry payout. The gravy train is too long to believe in conspiracy theories when basic principles of corruption will do.

What if Originality Does not pay? by Nechama in Writing

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Why is there so much formulaic content online?

...because most people who think they're "soooo original" really aren't.

100% done with Reddit by [deleted] in SaidIt

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It’s the facebookization of the site.

How'd you hear about SaidIt? by Jay in AskSaidIt

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cringeanarchy

Politics and Religion by [deleted] in Memetics

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I was once on a semester in France and our class had the opportunity to sit down to dinner with a French family who had invited us into their home. They immediately began to ask us about politics and religion. The cuntiest of the feminists immediately piped up, “Us Americans don’t talk about that at the dinner table.” The French were clearly offended. I don’t know why I didn’t tell her to go fuck herself right there. #NeverAgain

My criticism, I'll probably regret posting this by LordGhoul in CringeAnarchy

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I’ll be honest, I didn’t read the whole thing. Former liberal/leftist here as well. Not just voted for Obama but donated in ‘08. After W we needed it.

You said “no one” is criticizing the cis white male. With all due respect, you don’t live in Los Angeles. I do. And I work in the media. The war against the cis white male is very real.

I get what you’re saying and I appreciate your perspective. You are uninformed.

TIL that JFK Jr. died in a small plane crash in 1999. by Robin in TIL

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Not much. What's up with you?

Victorian Child Workers by ruperttaylor in Victorianera

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And temperance.

America’s freedom ranking falls by dcjogger in news

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Fuck John Stossel

Bacon Grease as Engine OIl? Let's try it! by Optimus85 in science

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Prior to 2008, tons of people in my neighborhood did this. There was an entire auto shop dedicated to converting and servicing these vehicles.

God it all smelled to high hell. But it also sorta smelled like a kitchen.