It's a foolproof plan. by useless_aether in funny

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This is what Saudi Arabia is actually considering (and attempting) to do with Qatar lol

Twitter Stops Translating Hebrew Tweets - Big League Politics by TheWebOfSlime in news

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Damn nice username, good catch

Saidit.net Canary #2 by magnora7 in SaiditCanary

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We have had 0 (zero) gag orders, National Security requests, FISA orders, injunctions, super-injunctions, publication bans, nor any free-speech prohibiting sanction against d3rr or magnora7, nor against any other contributor to saidit, nor against saidit, nor against any signed-in user of saidit, nor against any guest user of saidit.

We have not been contacted by the NSA, nor by the FBI, nor by the CIA, nor by the DOJ, nor by the FCC, nor by any other three-letter governmental agency, nor by any US governmental agency at all. We have not been contacted by local, county, state, or federal police. We have not been contacted by any lawyers or other law enforcement. We have not had any censorship problems with the server company that hosts saidit or the associated ISP. We have not been contacted by any foreign agencies or foreign governments. We have not been contacted by any representative of the EU, nor by any representative from any country within the EU, nor Russia, nor China, nor Israel, nor the UK, nor Canada, nor any North or South American country, nor any European, African or Asian countries.

Cornel West on CNN Firing Marc Lamont Hill: "All he's saying is that Palestinian babies deserve the same rights as Israeli babies," by salvia_d in conspiracy

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The notion that saying "Israel does X" where X can mean anything from "kills babies", "commits genocide and ethnic cleansing", "supports terrorism" etc. will change anything is wrong.

They know. They don't care. And for the average dumb person this has been normalized beyond belief.

Did you know that a cars, walls and infrastructure were vandalized in the West Bank (legal Palestinian territory) by Jewish extremists yesterday? You probably didn't. Now imagine if the same thing happened in Tel Aviv. The whole world would've have gone crazy because evil antisemitic Mudzlimes are attacking innocent children in Israel!!!!111!!`

US-backed rebels use chlorine gas in attack in Syria's Aleppo, wounding 28 by sponges88 in WorldNews

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Worth pointing out most articles don't include the fact that it was the rebels, backed by the US & coalition, that used the chemical weapons, in the title or even the body of the article.

The ones that do word it in an accusatory way: "Regime claims that..." "Russia says that...".

Point: https://imgur.com/a/5RugOn0

so i just got a 3 day ban from reddit admins... for talking about hydrogen peroxide and cancer... by swordofdamocles42 in conspiracy

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Just one clarification, O is more electronegative than Cl :)

If my memory of high school chemistry doesn't fail me this is the correct order from most to least electronegative nonmetals:
F O Cl N Br I S At P C H ...

so i just got a 3 day ban from reddit admins... for talking about hydrogen peroxide and cancer... by swordofdamocles42 in conspiracy

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So pretty much it will have oxidized everything it came in contact with on its way down till it reaches the stomach.

Goes without saying stripping your stomach from its acid is also very bad.

so i just got a 3 day ban from reddit admins... for talking about hydrogen peroxide and cancer... by swordofdamocles42 in conspiracy

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Yes, peroxide makes you gag because, like other poisons, it makes you want to vomit. If you would drink it after a meal the same thing would happen.

so i just got a 3 day ban from reddit admins... for talking about hydrogen peroxide and cancer... by swordofdamocles42 in conspiracy

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Yes, when used appropriately and advised by a physician. You wouldn't stand in front of radiation and expect it to magically heal you, the same way you shouldn't pick up a bottle of peroxide and chug it expecting it to cure your cancer.

Iraq still honors this Jewish star known as the ‘voice of Baghdad’ by sponges88 in Iraq

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Not a huge fan of Haaretz but it's the best-written article between them all

so i just got a 3 day ban from reddit admins... for talking about hydrogen peroxide and cancer... by swordofdamocles42 in conspiracy

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I'm going through the reddit post and seeing everyone talk against using peroxide... till it hit me that you're the OP that posted FOR using it. Are you actually fucking nuts? Jesus Christ if you actually read this for the love of God don't ingest H2O2 or you'll end up with a potato brain like OP here. I'm all in for the fact that reddit admins are shills and/or have an agenda but by God this isn't real.

Again, do not ingest hydrogen peroxide. It can lead to serious, irreversible health problems. Feel free to try it on mice or chickens if you're sadistic enough to do that, or just red meat from your local grocery store, and see what happens for yourself.

I really understand your concern that reddit admins are trying to hide something and are trying to influence others. But at this point you're putting the lives of others in danger. It's not a conspiracy. It's called stupidity.

The US War on Terror Has Cost at least $5 Trillion and Increased Terrorism by 6,500%. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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There's always been rivalry, but nowhere near what it is today.

I would say it is Al-Saud who were propped up by the West. They spread their own version of Islam: Wahhabism. "It has been variously described as "ultraconservative", "austere", "fundamentalist", or "puritan(ical)".

All fundamentalist groups, like ISIS and Al-Qaeda, follow that sect.

The US War on Terror Has Cost at least $5 Trillion and Increased Terrorism by 6,500%. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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This isn't even a conspiracy theory - we all know the US funds terrorist groups to destabilize regions. Who pitted the Sunnis and the Shia against one another in the middle east? Who toppled governments over and over again from Iran to Chile to others? Who actively funds, arms and retains Al-Saud in Saudi Arabia, which has the biggest propaganda campaign that spreads terror?

Wasn't it Hillary who said (paraphrasing) "Let us get the Muslims to fight each other so Israel & allies could benefit"? The only countries that stood in the way of Israel - Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt - were permanently wrecked. Israel broke 65 UN resolutions. Iraq broke two, one of them turned out to be false.
Guess which one was invaded & its population slaughtered, and which one gets free handouts.

Rand Paul introduces bill to cut off Military Aid to Saudi Arabia by d3rr in politics

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The tens of thousands of dead Yemenis didn't matter enough to spark an outrage -- but one ISIS-sympathizing Saudi potentially harmed is enough to do it.

UN Defended Iran From the US Sanctions by useless_aether in Geopolitics

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Could it be that the crippling sanctions are harming normal citizens and are extremely ineffective for the United States' policy of regime change? Kind of exactly how it was for Saddam's Iraq?

EU envoy to Iraq becomes sick after drinking water in Basra by sponges88 in Iraq

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No problem friend, take care! :)

EU envoy to Iraq becomes sick after drinking water in Basra by sponges88 in Iraq

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You're right, the reason the very first civilization on earth flourished in (modern day) Iraq was because of the fertile land from the two rivers. Mongols did destroy Baghdad, the that was rather long ago -- the main reason the country is doing poorly was because of British colonialism, then Saddam Hussain, Iran-Iraq war, Gulf War, American invasion.... and finally poor governance and spread of religious extremism.

All these things and more collectively lead to what you see right now, the 5th most oil-rich country in the world looking like the poorest one.

You are Iraqi?

Yup! I'm an ethnic Assyrian (you can tell from the flair) - Assyrians are the indigenous people of Iraq, Syria, Iran and Turkey. Our history goes back thousands of years, we claim descent from the ancient Assyrians of Mesopotamia. We are what's usually labeled as "Iraqi Christians" (but there's more to us than just religion - we're a distinct ethnic group different from Arabs or Turks, have our own language and culture.) Although in the past 2 centuries, particularly in 1915, our numbers have dwindled from millions to a few hundred thousands, and we're at a steady decline as more and more people are being killed or are immigrating abroad.

If you'd like to know more feel free to check out these resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyrian_people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyrian_genocide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pa54hWROpQ

Central Bank of Iraq Unveils New 1000 IQD Banknote Featuring Assyrian Star by sponges88 in Iraq

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The symbol of the Ikhlas Surah from the Quran, which is currently featured on the 1000 IQD bill, is to be replaced with what looks like an Assyrian star.

Now the banknote is club-appropriate.

EU envoy to Iraq becomes sick after drinking water in Basra by sponges88 in Iraq

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Hey, don't worry about it -- I honestly didn't even interpret your comment with that meaning.

Yeah, nothing ever since the independence of Iraq from the Brits have been going in Iraq's favor. We've had countless dictators, genocides, separatist movements, environmental damage, and so much more -- and the Iraq war was the final nail in the coffin that permanently wrecked the country. Kind of contradictory to literally everything in Iraq's history before that, beginning thousands of years ago.

Feel free to express your opinion here, no matter what it is, and ask whatever question! This community here is small᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎᠎ nonexistent so I'm hoping this sub will grow as the site grows :) ᠎ ᠎

EU envoy to Iraq becomes sick after drinking water in Basra by sponges88 in Iraq

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Take a look at the horrible state of things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW0SSQ3YaAU

US indicts seven Russian military intel agents in global hacking conspiracy by The_In-Betweener in ConspiracyHeadlines

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The US can hack into everyone's computers, topple regimes (even democratic ones) as they please, interfere in other countries' affairs, but the real evil is those darned Russians

Meet the Electric, Hydrogen, Zero-Emissions Plane Set to Fly by 2025. The future of air travel looks greener. by Chop_Chop in Hydrogen

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These kinds of "breakthroughs" appear every once in a while, yet nothing really happens on the ground.

EU envoy to Iraq becomes sick after drinking water in Basra by sponges88 in Iraq

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"I did not intend to take my solidarity with the people of Basra that far, but certainly now share how you feel."

What an embarrassment. The most oil rich province in the entire country does not even have clean drinking water.

Welcome to /s/Iraq! by sponges88 in Iraq

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Thanks!!

Syrian Foreign Minister: we are looking to acquire S-400 system. by JeanValjean in WorldNews

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Good, Israel will now need to play by the rules like everyone else. Well, some of them, there's still the whole colonization and ethnic cleansing issue.