Why Would You Put a Jeep on the Moon? What Is the Little Dish For? What Are the Logistics for Any of This? by Questionable in conspiracy

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And they were walking around in an absolute vacuum you say. Wearing cloth. Hard to imagine.

The video you show is of the entire mass of the earth's atmosphere pushing in on a steel drum and causing it to implode. The force on the steel drum is about 22 tons of force. That's a lot. This is what happens to submarines that go too deep, only the implosion is thousands of times more powerful.

A space suit is basically like a person-shaped balloon: it has to hold pressure in, not hold pressure out. In a vacuum they only need to hold in about 5 bar of pressure. This is easy: fire hoses hold 8 bar of pressure. So a space suit doesn't even need to be as strong as a fire hose.

No walking distance is walking distance.

Oh please. There's a difference between walking on a fine day in comfortable clothes, or walking in a blizzard, 30 degrees below zero, carrying 200 lbs of equipment.

That we can safely assume our honest democratically ran government would never lie about.

Of course not. But you can assume that if the Soviets had not tracked the Apollo rockets to the moon, they would have said something. If they had no received radio signals from the moon, they would have said something.

Dozens of countries had the ability to track the rockets to the moon and pick up the radio signals. All it would take is one such country to blow the whistle. But according to your theory, every country in the world, friends and enemies together, have to agree to go along with the conspiracy to humiliate the Soviet Union and make the US seem more powerful than it really is.

And you think the Soviets went along with it? Do you know how mad that is?

Why Would You Put a Jeep on the Moon? What Is the Little Dish For? What Are the Logistics for Any of This? by Questionable in conspiracy

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Oooh, the scary Van Allen belts! Where the radiation exposure to the Apollo astronauts was equivalent to ... less than three chest CT scans.

We've known since the 1950s that with just a little bit of care, the Van Allen belts are survivable. The radiation in the belts is not a Death Ray. You would have to spend something like seventy days in the belts to get a potentially lethal dose. Honestly, going on about the Van Allen belts is like saying that people cannot possibly drive faster than 40mph because the speed will kill you.

The radiation exposure from short term travel in space (up to a week or three) is not an extreme hazard, although astronauts run the (very small) risk of being exposed to a lethal dose from solar flares if they are very unlucky. A round trip to Mars, taking something like 36 months, would be a different story, but travel to the moon is not.

Who benefits from diversity? by Oyveygoyim in whatever

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You don't know what numbers I need to look up and which ones I can remember.

those cowardly jews.

Plenty of Jews fought in the war. At least 1200 fought in the Wehrmacht (I had to look that number up). The psychology of fighting for a country and government that despises you and wants you dead is ... interesting.

The British formed an all-Jewish unit of about 5000 Jews, mostly from Palestine. (I had to look that one up too.) Jews were integrated into other military units, and fought for Britain, the USSR, France, Italy, and especially the USA, among others.

In Poland, the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto rose up and fought the German occupiers, knowing that it was certain death. Around 13000 were killed (I had to look that one up too). Across occupied Europe, Jews joined the resistance forces.

The vast majority of jews killed in the camps were civilians, women and children and the elderly, people who had no military training, no weapons, and no way to fight back.

Holocaust Denialists think the Holocaust is impossible because they cannot do multiplication by weavilsatemyface in whatever

[–]weavilsatemyface[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The claim according to the jewish white washed history is that 6 million were killed in the camps.

Ignorant people who don't know better might believe that all of the deaths were in the extermination camps, but they are wrong. Around two million were killed in the extermination camps, and most of them had their bodies cremated. Very few bodies or even whole bones can be found, but there are hundreds of acres of land with tonnes of ash and bone fragments. You call it a lie, but you can travel there and stick your hand in the soil yourself.

Across eastern Europe, mobile killing squads rounded up people from towns and villages, shot them, and buried them in mass graves. Many of those were later burned, but not all, for example:

During the death marches late in the war, sick prisoners who could not continue were shot where they fell, either buried in a shallow grave or left for the wild animals. Some of these graves have been found, but they are unmarked and out in the countryside and hard to find.

And of course, after liberation, the concentration camp prisoners did not instantly recover. At least 30,000 died in the first few weeks, under the noses of the Allied doctors.

Open air burning pits would require a lot of fuel because they are inefficient. Pits like this would still leave 6 million skeletons

Open air burning pits are extremely efficient if you build them correctly, and the Germans had no shortage of clever engineers who worked out very quickly how to burn the corpses. The melted fat was collected in channels, and Jewish prisoners were forced to collect it and pour it over the bodies placed in layers. The Germans found that by alternating layers of fat and skinny (or even emaciated) bodies, they could generate enough heat to reduce the entire body to ash with just a small amount of fuel needed to start the process going.

There is a huge amount of potential heat stored in human flesh if you can dry it out enough to ignite it:

There were no entire skeletons because, just like in a crematorium, the bones are burned and can be easily pounded into ash and small fragments. Have you never thrown a bone into a bonfire?

Sometimes the Nazis were lazy, or in a hurry, and rather than spreading the ash out they dumped it all in a great big pit. That makes it easy to estimate the number of victims: we know how much ash a single person makes on average, and can work out the size of the pit and how much ash it contains, so that's just a matter of dividing.

According to the holocaust story they did.

No. According to lies Denialists tell about the Holocaust the bodies just disappeared into thin air. They did not. They left traces: corpses, piles of ash and bone, burial pits, paper records, eye-witnesses, photos, etc.

Holocaust Denialists think the Holocaust is impossible because they cannot do multiplication by weavilsatemyface in whatever

[–]weavilsatemyface[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Hundreds" you say.

Before the war, the Jewish population of Greece was around 75,000. Only about 10,000 survived. I don't know how arithmetic works in Greece, but when I went to school, 65 thousand was larger than a few hundred.

Holocaust Denialists think the Holocaust is impossible because they cannot do multiplication by weavilsatemyface in whatever

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They literally claimed 4 million died at Auschwitz

No, the Polish government invented an extra 2 million non-Jewish Poles that they claimed were killed. Even at the time the number was on the nose, but the government pushed it for political reasons.

Australia: "We're America's bitch" by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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Australia's relationship with the US: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVNHcob3oJg

White man literally burns himself alive for Palestine and leftists still hate him for being white. by Questionable in politics

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They're not leftists, they're racist, identity-obsessed so-called liberals. They are as left-wing as Obama or Clinton.

Sri Lanka ends visas for hundreds of thousands of Russians staying there to avoid war by jet199 in WorldNews

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Did you actually read that story? It reads like something put together by an intern on their last day as a joke. Officials aren't named. Links go to irrelevant other pages.

If even one sentence in that story is true, I'm a purple frog.

Why do whites take themselves so fucking seriously? by 844 in AskSaidIt

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the Violence Gene

😃 😁 😂

Oh wait, you're serious 🙄

Seems like that wasn't her first time getting that response by Oyveygoyim in funny

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I'm just wondering if your goal is to find a long term relationship, if that's what you lead with? You see what I mean?

I see what you mean about presenting yourself in the best possible light, but because she's quite good looking it also goes the other way. Like the photo is sort of "No time wasters" without being so rude about it. Here I am, in my every day clothes and make-up, not dolled up for a party, with my kid. If you like what you see, let's talk. If you're looking for a babe or a barbie doll or a hooker, just move on.

Guys and gals have very different experiences on dating sites, including Tinder, especially when they're young (20s or early 30s). Any young woman who is even average looking will receive huge numbers of pings. They don't have to dress up unless they're below average, and dressing down may help weed out the shallow time wasters. (But probably not, because no matter how shallow you think guys on dating sites are, they're worse.)

Why Would You Put a Jeep on the Moon? What Is the Little Dish For? What Are the Logistics for Any of This? by Questionable in conspiracy

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

at least ten inches of led shielding for their module

https://space.stackexchange.com/questions/17301/how-was-it-possible-for-the-apollo-11-to-film-and-take-pictures-with-such-radiat

So I learned something today -- the effect of radiation on the film taken to the moon for a few days was equivalent to leaving it on a shelf on earth for six months, so NASA didn't even bother with shielding for the film.

Texas woman mistaken as a home intruder by two female cops said she saw holes appear in the wall before she realized what was happening. The two female cops mag dumped the instant they saw her, and then some. (video) by Questionable in news

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0.01%... I'd expect more accidental shootings than that from any trained group using guns.

Your expectations are too low. No other first world country in the world has a rate of police shooting even close to that high. The American rate of police shootings is like a mid-level developing country. Which is about right, really, if not for Wall Street that's exactly what the US would be.

this idea that there's some secret lodge of police out there hunting people for sport

Nobody says that.

and constantly whipping out guns and shooting at people

The police argue that they do this because they are following their training. Are you saying they're lying when the cops themselves admit to be trained to whip out their guns at perceived threats?

Holocaust Denialists think the Holocaust is impossible because they cannot do multiplication by weavilsatemyface in whatever

[–]weavilsatemyface[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In Greece during WWII, communists murdered far more people than the Germans.

Of course they did. I believe you. Millions wouldn't, but I do. 🙄

Holocaust Denialists think the Holocaust is impossible because they cannot do multiplication by weavilsatemyface in whatever

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Those numbers are grossly exaggerated, but yes, millions of Germans died. Probably about 7 million military and civilian, including around two million during the Expulsion of the Germans. WW2 was tragic all round.

Holocaust Denialists think the Holocaust is impossible because they cannot do multiplication by weavilsatemyface in whatever

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jewish controlled marxist Russians who lie about everything and intentionally starved millions of Christians

😂 😂 😂

the official census of jews in Europe before the war at approximately 15 million increasing to over 15.5 million after the war.

Well when you're just going to make up complete bullshit plucked out of your ass, it's hardly worth having a conversation now isn't it?

In 1933 there were about 9.5 million Jews in Europe. At the end of the war, the European Jewish population had fallen to around 3.5 million.

Holocaust Denialists think the Holocaust is impossible because they cannot do multiplication by weavilsatemyface in whatever

[–]weavilsatemyface[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Why would a country fighting a war on so many fronts commit to using so much fuel for this burning you speak of.

Because the country was run by racists who were obsessed with destroying the Jews and other undesirables even at the cost of everything else.

What fuel did they use?

Mostly human fat and flesh. They only needed a small amount of fuel to start the fire going. Once it was hot enough, even emaciated people with little or no fat on them will sustain a fire.

The fuel used by the trains to transport people to the camps was far more significant than the small amount used to run the crematoria.

Holocaust Denialists think the Holocaust is impossible because they cannot do multiplication by weavilsatemyface in whatever

[–]weavilsatemyface[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What you claim "is a fact" isn't.

  • There have been many mass burial pits found, despite the efforts of the Germans to hide them. For instance, some pits contain tons of ash, while others contain skeletons. It is 100% a lie to say that no remains have been found.
  • Many more tens of thousands were killed in pogroms and mass slaughters in cities, not in the camps, and the bodies just buried as normal in regular cemeteries.
  • You are right that the crematoria at the extermination camps couldn't keep up with the demand to burn all the corpses. That's why the Germans shifted to open-air burning pits that could handle many more bodies at a time.
  • Hundreds of acres of land have had the soil chemistry permanently changed by the sheer amount of ash and burnt bone. 80 years later you can stick your hand in the ground and come out with tiny fragments of burned bone. You can walk along the fields and see with your own eyes the change in soil between places where the ash was spread and the natural soil of the region.
  • Many of the victims of the Germans died of starvation and disease after the camps were liberated. People don't magically get well the instant the German guards surrender. Nor did their bodies just magically disappear.

Who benefits from diversity? by Oyveygoyim in whatever

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The state of Israel didn't even exist in 1945, and Jews did not run the investigations and criminal trials of the Nazi war criminals. Almost all of the witnesses called to give testimony were non-Jews.

17 million now! Over 80 million people died during WW2

So you think that 17 million is impossibly high but 80 million is not??? 😂 😂 😂

When I went to school, I learned that 80 is more than 17.

Why Would You Put a Jeep on the Moon? What Is the Little Dish For? What Are the Logistics for Any of This? by Questionable in conspiracy

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

They went nowhere outside of walking distance

Walking distance on the earth, not walking distance in hard vacuum on the moon, where over-heating and freezing are both real risks.

In any case, the real reason they sent buggies to the moon was to prove to the Russians that they could.

their only tool was a pooper scooper for collecting dust.

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/drill-apollo-lunar-surface-alsd/nasm_A19761095000

"Everything we have heard about what’s happening in Ukraine is a lie." by PanzersGhost in Ukraine

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You shouldn't take the quoted number too literally. It's not like ordinary people in the cities can count the number of dead, captured or fled. It probably just feels like "a really huge number", call it a million.

Ukraine's population has been falling since the split of the USSR, in 2022 there was a massive drop and (supposedly) an implausibly rise in 2024 which I don't believe for a second. But even if you include that inexplicable rise since last year, Ukraine's population has fallen by four million since 2021. And that's not including a further five million is the south in the areas liberated/captured by Russia.

CC u/neolib

Transgender Psychopath Skinned a Kitten and Put it in a Blender Before Murdering a Stranger by Oyveygoyim in news

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Yes, but he self-identifies as innocent of all crimes, so we have to accept that or else we're being bigots.

@RWApodcast: It has been two years since the beginning of the Special Military Operation in the Ukraine. Aside from internal reflection, in terms of the rest of the world, the main thing we've learned is that they are scared. [...*really* long tweet...] by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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Russia has woken up, and discovered that it is strong.

The west still lives under the delusion that Russia is a combination of 1930s totalitarianism under Stalin, and 1990s collapse under the oligarchs and Yeltzin.

The Difference Between Republicans And Democrats by Drewski in politics

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They're completely different! One of them is the Big Business Party that stands for eternal war, and the other is the Eternal War party that stands for big business.

Dear black people of Saidit, which race get the soft N word pass by Reddit-mod in AskSaidIt

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There are 54 countries in Africa, I don't know why you're so obsessed with the people of Niger.

Dear black people of Saidit, which race get the soft N word pass by Reddit-mod in AskSaidIt

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You talking about Italians now?

Dear black people of Saidit, which race get the soft N word pass by Reddit-mod in AskSaidIt

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Emotional intelligence does not exist.

So say the autists with zero emotional intelligence 😁

Seems like that wasn't her first time getting that response by Oyveygoyim in funny

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She seems pretty fine to me. I wouldn't kick her out of bed just 'cos her roots are showing. I'd rather see an honest pic than something all made up and filtered.

I dunno man, you're giving off 6/10 would not bang vibes around now.

Seems like that wasn't her first time getting that response by Oyveygoyim in funny

[–]weavilsatemyface 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is a good example of how racists are dicks.

The fuckhead replying to her knows nothing about her life or the circumstances of why she is single mother. Maybe she was married, started a family, and the daughter's father died. Given that they are in America, and the father is black, maybe he died defending his country while the guy putting her down was sitting in his mom's basement jerking off to sissy porn and Japanese anime.

And I guarantee that the fuckbrain criticising her is "mixed race" himself, because we're all mixed race unless you're from some isolated tribe in the New Guinea highlands that hasn't had contact with outsiders for five thousand years. In which case you're inbred as fuck. Just some of us are more mixed than others.

Who benefits from diversity? by Oyveygoyim in whatever

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Everytime you've defended the big lie (holohoax) you're defending zionists.

I'm defending the truth about people who were murdered in cold blood under conditions of industrialised mass murder. Not just Jews, but Slavs, Gypsies, political prisoners, trade unionists, the physically and mentally ill, petty criminals, religious dissidents and many more. About 2.7 million people were murdered in cold blood in this way, in six dedicated extermination camps that had no purpose but to kill as many people as possible as fast and efficiently as possible. Mostly Jews, Slavs and Gypsies.

In total, not including the millions who died from combat or as mere "collateral damage", the Nazis killed about 17 million people in the Holocaust, mostly by intentional maltreatment (brutally hard labour under starvation rations, rampant disease) and shooting. As horrific as they were, the gas chambers were responsible for only a fraction of the murders. The Jews weren't even the largest single group of victims, Russians and other Soviet citizens were, with around 9 million of them killed. Another almost 2 million Poles, a quarter of a million disabled people, perhaps as many as half a million Gypsies, and many more. The Jewish holocaust industry wants us to think it is all about Jews, but it is not.

None of this is a defence of Zionism.

Numerically, most Zionists are American Evangelical Christians, without their support Israel would have gone broke decades ago. Many Jews do not accept the state of Israel under any circumstances, and many more wish Israel to live in peace with its neighbours. Judaism as a religion is no better or worse than any religion. Zionism as a political philosophy is pure poison.

The Zionist state of Israel has weaponized the Holocaust, they have tried to make it all about them and to use it as a way of deflecting all criticism. I do not buy the story they are selling that criticism of Zionism is Jew-hatred or that all "real" Jews are Zionists.

By the way, the Zionists were, and still are, willing to do deals with outright Nazis, e.g:

  • In 1933, the Nazi Party and German Zionists made an agreement that allowed 60,000 Jews to migrate to Palestine.

  • Rezső Kasztner, a Hungarian Zionist and Jew, did a deal with the Nazis to intentionally deceive his own people about the concentration camps, to stop them from fighting back, in return for the Nazis to allow him to hand-pick a selected number of fellow Zionists to be allowed to migrate to Palestine.

"The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence..." by carn0ld03 in quotes

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Your grasp of English is no better than your grasp of Marxism. If you need "an expanded explanation" of the first sentence, then you cannot sum something up in "a single sentence" because you need three extra sentences to explain it. Duh.

In any case, one sentence or four, this summing up of Marxism is total, 100% bullshit. It is not part of Marxism to "hate the man that is better than you" any more than it is part of capitalism to "love the man that is worse than you".

"The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence..." by carn0ld03 in quotes

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This summing up of Marxism is total, 100% bullshit. It is not part of Marxism to "hate the man that is better than you" any more than it is part of capitalism to "love the man that is worse than you".

You need negative understanding of Marxism to believe that Henry Hazlitt quote describes Marxism. It is not just stupid and foolish but it is obviously stupid and foolish. It is as accurate as these:

  • you can sum up the conservative political view with "never throw trash away, you must keep it forever"
  • you can sum up libertarianism as "every day should be like that movie The Purge with no laws or rules"

but because this is Marxism Henry Hazlitt is talking about millions of wet-brains are all "so true!!!".

Hazlitt has been praised by such intellectual midgets as Ayn Rand and Ronald Reagan, and economic frauds like Milton Friedman who at least had the decency in his retirement to admit that the economic bullshit he invented, which had and still has such awful human cost around the world, was wrong.

"The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence..." by carn0ld03 in quotes

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Indeed. I agree totally.

Texas woman mistaken as a home intruder by two female cops said she saw holes appear in the wall before she realized what was happening. The two female cops mag dumped the instant they saw her, and then some. (video) by Questionable in news

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The woman lived at the house. She had every right to be there.

The only thing usual about this shooting is that the two cops were women. If they were male cops, the story probably wouldn't even be reported.

Texas woman mistaken as a home intruder by two female cops said she saw holes appear in the wall before she realized what was happening. The two female cops mag dumped the instant they saw her, and then some. (video) by Questionable in news

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yet she removed a window to get in.

She lived at the house. She had every right to be there and ever right to break her own window. Investigators said that one of the women had forgotten her keys and smashed the window herself.

Americans will go on about "Freedom freedom freedom" and then its "but if you do anything even a tiny bit unusual the cops are allowed to shoot you dead, no questions asked."

A gun was found at the scene

Americans: "Second Amendment! Gun rights gun rights gun rights! You'll take my gun from my cold dead hands."

Police shoot somebody for exercising their constitutional right to carry a gun: "They deserved it."

I'll agree these women cops missed a lot and that's the big problem here.

  1. The fact that they fired even one bullet is the big problem here.
  2. Male cops miss a lot too. The cop who shot Jacob Blake fired seven shots from point-blank range, literally inches away, and still managed to miss three times 😂

All these cases of evil cops always turn out that the cops were justified.

Only because Americans are simps for violent, brutal cops and will always make excuses for them, no matter that the excuses wouldn't fool a simpleton.

Your "justified cops" include:

Texas woman mistaken as a home intruder by two female cops said she saw holes appear in the wall before she realized what was happening. The two female cops mag dumped the instant they saw her, and then some. (video) by Questionable in news

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I assume there was something happening that made them suspect they were in danger

Naivety level: 11 out of 10.

Cops are coached to repeat the magic words "I thought I saw a gun and felt my life was in danger" no matter what.

the basic training cops

Truer words were never spoken. American cops only get a few months worth of basic training, followed by gun practice for the rest of their career. This is why American cops are so incompetent compared to police in other developed countries. German police, for example, have to do the equivalent of a three year bachelor's degree before they are considered fully qualified officers. American cops just have to remember how to dress themselves.

What do you think will be the endgame with Ukraine? by TheBlackSun in AskSaidIt

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Russia will take all the parts of Ukraine where there are a majority of ethnic Russians, in particular Donbas and Odessa, leaving Ukraine landlocked, and giving Russia a direct border with the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria).

The government in Kiev will collapse, replaced by an ineffective or puppet government that will not threaten Russia any longer.

In the chaos, Hungary will swoop in to take back Transcarpathia, Poland will take back parts of western Ukraine (which they already considered) and Romania will take back Bukovina, all in the name of "protecting" Hungarian/Polish/Romanian minorities in Ukraine from the threat of Russia and the Ukrainian far-right militias. The EU and the USA will blame Russia for forcing them to do this, and recognise the take over.

The end result is that what's left of Ukraine will be half the size it was, with a third the population, bankrupt and torn apart by far-right terrorists.

Where did ISIS come from? by Oyveygoyim in whatever

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There are only so many letters in the English alphabet, and ISIS can mean many things.

By the way, you do know that the Israeli government cooperates with Islamic State ISIS don't you? There are indications that the Israelis have provided money, weapons, medical treatment and other services to ISIS, although Israel denies it. (But Israeli denials are worthless.)

The Saudi Grand Mufti calls ISIS part of Israel's army, although one should not take that too literally. More importantly, the IDF and ISIS in the Golan Heights have carefully avoided any conflict with each other. From Israel's perspective, ISIS is weakening Syria, and weakening Syria weakens Iran, and there is nothing that Israel would not do to hurt Iran.

Why Would You Put a Jeep on the Moon? What Is the Little Dish For? What Are the Logistics for Any of This? by Questionable in conspiracy

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Why would you put a jeep on the moon?

  1. So the astronauts can travel further than they could on foot.
  2. To show off the technological might of the country.

What is the little dish for?

It's a high-gain radio antenna.

What are the logistics for any of this?

I don't understand the question.

You can find NASA's documentation for the rover here.

Why Would You Put a Jeep on the Moon? What Is the Little Dish For? What Are the Logistics for Any of This? by Questionable in conspiracy

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you can not get film through the van Allen belt without being destroyed.

Well, you might not be able to, but people who are sensible, clever and careful can.

Does the word "shielding" mean anything to you? No, I guess not 😞

"The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence..." by carn0ld03 in quotes

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maybe he just meant "Hate the man who is better off than you are."

It is painful to hear people whose (mis)understanding of Marxism is no better than the cartoon "its all just jealousy against the successful" 😞

Capitalism is not the same as the free market. Free markets have existed since Ogg the caveman offered a mammoth steak to Thag in exchange for a pair of rabbit-skin moccasins. Capitalism is only roughly 300 years old. Marx had many very insightful criticisms of capitalism, although it has to be said that his ideas of socialism and communism are in their own way equally naive and ignorant of human psychology as is laissez-faire libertarianism.

"The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence..." by carn0ld03 in quotes

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More than one sentence, and completely inaccurate.

"The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence..." by carn0ld03 in quotes

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"The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence..." and then goes on to use four sentences 😂 😂 😂

You're quoting a drooling moron who can't count, and you think that he's got any insight or understanding of Marx?

"The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence..." by carn0ld03 in quotes

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That's not nepotism.

"The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence..." by carn0ld03 in quotes

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Who would you rather do brain surgery on yourself or your child?

  • somebody who became a brain surgeon through years of hard work, talent and dedication;
  • or somebody who got the job because their uncle is on the hospital's board of directors.

If you can see why the second case is bad, then you've just answered your own question.

The Economist knows which side their bread is buttered on by hfxB0oyA in WayOfTheBern

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"A vast Russian disinformation campaign" -- otherwise known as "telling the truth".

Hamas Horror Exposed: sexual violence, shoving knives inside Israeli rape victims’ genitals before execution - Central24 News by NewsGrid in memes

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Decades of cases of IDF raping and sexually assaulting Palestians: silence.

Epidemic of sexual assault of female soldiers in the IDF by their own fellows: silence.

UN offers evidence that the IDF is committing sexual assault against Palestinian prisoners: silence.

The most lurid, pornographically violent fantasies invented by Israeli propagandists: "OMG, how true, asking for evidence is antisemitism!"

Hamas Horror Exposed: sexual violence, shoving knives inside Israeli rape victims’ genitals before execution - Central24 News by NewsGrid in memes

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I hear that Hamas raped a million Jewish women using tanks and aircraft carriers. One woman was raped by having the entire Gaza strip shoved inside her. Another one was gang-raped by a billion Hamas men and a cat.

Google Gemini: Generate an image of a German soldier in 1935 by xoenix in whatever

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I wouldn't mind interrogating the soldier on the bottom right 😁

Ukraine Used US Chemical Weapons Against Russian Troops - MoD by chakokat in WayOfTheBern

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I've seen videos of Ukrainians using what looks like non-lethal chemical grenades (tear gas?) against Russians, and a few that might be lethal chemical weapons. (By the way, even the use of non-lethal chemical irritants like tear gas is prohibited in warfare against soldiers, although you can use it against civilians.)

Given that Russia is winning and doesn't need to, or expect to, gain any more international support from this accusation, I'd say they have very little reason to lie. I consider their claim unproven but plausible.

Google Gemini: Generate an image of a German soldier in 1935 by xoenix in whatever

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Google's AI is so woke that it becomes historically accurate (well, kinda...) completely by accident 😂

Actual people who fought in the German Wehrmacht and SS regiments.

Nazi Germany might have wanted to ethnically cleanse Europe of slavs, blacks and other minorities, but they weren't too proud to accept them into the armed forces and let them fight and die for Germany.

Fun fact: the average British soldier in WW2 was just as likely to look like these guys as these. Out of the approximately 6 million troops who fought for Great Britain, around 2.5 million were from the all-volunteer British Indian Army, and another 600 thousand from Africa.

Aside from the Gurkhas, most of these have been ignored and forgotten by the general public.

Climate change conspiracy theorist pleads guilty to starting 14 Canadian fires by stickdog in WayOfTheBern

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Yeah. The fires were caused arson. Not climate change. Would you agree or disagree?

Can you explain how the muddled motivations of the deranged arsonist change the fact that the fires were caused by arson?

Western civilisation has known for about 4000 years that events can have more than one cause. The Greeks called them proximal and ultimate causes. Shame that in these soft-headed and degenerate times we have forgotten that.

The proximate cause of the fire was a deranged arsonist with a box of matches.

The ultimate cause was that the forests were full of tinder-dry fuel due to draught and heatwaves caused by climate change.

Had the arsonist not existed, the fires still would have occurred, maybe not all at the same time, but eventually there would have been a lightening strike, or a stray spark from machinery, or a car backfiring, or a carelessly discarded cigarette.

Had there been no climate change, even if the arsonist lit the same fires, they would have been smaller, milder, wouldn't have spread as far or as fast, maybe wouldn't have burned at all (no dry tinder, grass too green, etc).

do you demand austerity for the masses because of climate change?

Not austerity as it is used by the politicians and economists, no. And not as the WEF demands.

There will need to be some adjustments to get through the coming decades. More rail travel, fewer $50 flights, fewer private jets. Smaller and more efficient cars. Less consumerism. More suburban green spaces, including backyards. Maybe some places can use "living roofs". Better designed houses so that there's less pressure for people to run air conditioners 24/7 during heatwaves.

I don't have all the answers. Survival will require fairness: the elites must share in the adjustments. Our economies will have to transition away from our "infinite growth" mindset. I fear that the only way that can happen is through terrible shocks -- wars and destruction -- but I still have hope.

We're supposed to be the cleverest animal on the planet. It would be nice if we started acting like responsible adults instead of a four year old in a candy shop.

I don't know what to make of this. I need to share it. by Canbot in whatever

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Self seving self reporting is the least objective metric ever.

As opposed to "just making up shit based on the worst kind of lazy stereotypes" 🙄

Yeah, okay, so the only women you are familiar with are the chicks in "Sex In The City", understood.

Chemically compromised pseudo males. All with left wing political views, I'm sure.

You'd be hilarious if you didn't actually believe this shit was real. That just makes you delusional.

Maybe you should actually met some real life guys who aren't incels or slobs. There are plenty of straight macho guys who are also focused on looking good. Lots of guys use retail therapy, they just buy "toys for the boys" instead of shoes. Tommy Hilfiger is straight.

Families in disbelief after hundreds of bodies found buried behind Mississippi jail by jet199 in PoliceMisconduct

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Yeah, call me an idealist, but I don't like to think that folks are actually insincere, dishonest, wilfully ignorant, and delusional.

My brain tells me that's exactly what you are, but my heart tells me that no, you're just misinformed. Maybe thinking that you are actually willing to to be persuaded by facts and logic is stupid of me.

2024 US Election Prediction: Trump will win, but the Democrats will refuse to hand over power and the Supreme Court will elect the democratic candidate to be president, despite the votes. Likely or unlikely? by Mcheetah in AskSaidIt

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Ukraine had an election buddy. It was rigged,

Ukraine has had many elections. Which one are you talking about?

they carried on like the result was legitimate anyway. We did that in 2020, and it's the opposite of what you're fearmongering about here.

I've already said that I personally don't think its likely that the US political system has become so corrupt that either side will just outright ignore the law if the election goes against them. But it's definitely a possibility. January 6 was an insurrection like my ass is an oil tanker, but the losing side (or at least influential elements of that side) has accused the winning side of election fraud in at least five of the last six presidential elections.

The entire Trump presidency was characterised by individuals and agencies subverting his orders and trying to undermine his presidency, including the FBI and the military.

One Democrat think-tank openly wargamed scenarios involving violence following the election, and even suggested that California, Oregon and Washington might secede from the Union if Bush won.

Other Democrat-aligned groups openly celebrated what they themselves called a conspiracy to keep Donald Trump out of the Whitehouse.

American democracy is on very think ice, and the problem isn't Trump.

(Not that he's the solution.)

Families in disbelief after hundreds of bodies found buried behind Mississippi jail by jet199 in PoliceMisconduct

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Oh well with evidence like that, how can I argue?

🙄 🙄 🙄

“Long Live Freedom” — Argentinian President Javier Milei Trashes Socialism and Calls Out Elites at WEF (VIDEO) by Questionable in WorldPolitics

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Capitalism is the only force which has lifted millions out of poverty all around the world.

And now capitalism is going to push them back into poverty 😄

Do you understand what capitalism is? If your answer mentions "the free market" or "personal ownership of property" you fail.

Hint: capitalism has only existed for a few hundred years. It has nothing to do with free markets or personal property, which have existed forever. The ideal economic system to a capitalist is one where your best buddies hold political power, you have a monopoly on your product, you are the only buyer for your suppliers, and there is enough unemployment that labour is cheap.

The conventional story is that "capitalism lifted millions out of poverty", but aside from giving capitalism credit for things completely unrelated to capitalism, it fails to ask the critical question: why there were so many millions in poverty in the first place?

Grinding poverty is not the natural state of human beings.

“Long Live Freedom” — Argentinian President Javier Milei Trashes Socialism and Calls Out Elites at WEF (VIDEO) by Questionable in WorldPolitics

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They've learned the hard way a dozen times that "austerity" is simply turning off the government embezzlement machine and doing what it takes to become economically responsible again

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“Long Live Freedom” — Argentinian President Javier Milei Trashes Socialism and Calls Out Elites at WEF (VIDEO) by Questionable in WorldPolitics

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This goes against all evidence

And what evidence is that? People say "it goes against the evidence" but don't give any evidence when there is none to give.

The WEF is one of the most clear examples of late stage capitalism you could imagine. A bunch of capitalists pushing for serfdom for everyone else. 15 minute bubbles for you and I, private jets and no international controls on currency for them. Insects for us, filet mignon for them.

Late-stage capitalism is often characterised by five things:

  • intensified wealth inequality;
  • exploitation of labor;
  • commodification of all aspects of life;
  • environmental destruction;
  • excessive corporate influence over politics.

I would also include a shift from industrial capitalism to finance capitalism.

There is no doubt that every one of those have become the norm. In the west, there was a period of decreasing wealth inequality due to industrial capitalism plus Keynesian economic policy, but that's long gone. It's not uncommon for two-income families with above-average incomes to be one paycheque away from financial disaster.

Worker exploitation is rising, again. While there are a few counter-signs, such as the push for a four-day work week in Europe, exploitation is prevalent. Just the tip of the iceberg:

I haven't even touched on the excessive influence of Wall Street and the banks on government, the collapse of supply chains, crony capitalism, environmental destruction, unsustainable farming driven by big agribusiness, corporate monopolies, unsustainable levels of personal debt, shrinkflation, etc.

CC u/no_u

“Long Live Freedom” — Argentinian President Javier Milei Trashes Socialism and Calls Out Elites at WEF (VIDEO) by Questionable in WorldPolitics

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What you describe is not even in the same galaxy as socialism. It's late-stage capitalism.

This is why we're doomed. The grifters have convinced millions of people that black is white, men are women, taking wealth from ordinary people and giving it to billionaires is capitalism, and war is peace.

Families in disbelief after hundreds of bodies found buried behind Mississippi jail by jet199 in PoliceMisconduct

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People are people everywhere in the world. There's nothing special about Finland except a willingness to actually think about human psychology instead of giving in to knee-jerk revenge fantasies.

Self-proclaimed “communists” on Twitter claim small business owners “are not part of the working class” by kingc-way245 in TumblrInAction

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The middle class is a buffer, or bulwark, between the rich and the poor.

No, that would be armed, violent men (police, army, national guard, personal body guards).

If the rich had their way, there would be no middle class except maybe a very small number of artisans and entertainers that need to be paid well and allowed a comfortable life. Everyone else would be a serf.

Families in disbelief after hundreds of bodies found buried behind Mississippi jail by jet199 in PoliceMisconduct

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Rehabilitation never happens

That's even stupider than people who think that a man magically turns into a woman by putting on a dress and lipstick. That's so obviously false that you could get a job doing PR for the Israeli army.

Even in ludicrously dysfunctional justice systems like the USA, the recidivism rate is just 60% not 100%.

In more sensible places like Finland and Norway, it's just 20%.

Who benefits from diversity? by Oyveygoyim in whatever

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You are constantly defending the groups of people who hate you

What crack are you smoking? I don't defend Zionists, white supremacists or the WEF.

2024 US Election Prediction: Trump will win, but the Democrats will refuse to hand over power and the Supreme Court will elect the democratic candidate to be president, despite the votes. Likely or unlikely? by Mcheetah in AskSaidIt

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It's not possible

I just gave you an example where it happened in real life, and you say "it's not possible" 🙄

There's no magic spell that forces people to abide by the results of an election, or to abide by the laws governing political transfer. People have to choose to abide by them. If sufficient people choose to ignore the law, then rule of law in a country falls. When that happens then the laws are meaningless and he who has the support of the most armed men will just do whatever they want.

Possibly risking a civil war, or not.

2024 US Election Prediction: Trump will win, but the Democrats will refuse to hand over power and the Supreme Court will elect the democratic candidate to be president, despite the votes. Likely or unlikely? by Mcheetah in AskSaidIt

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the entire executive branch is under his hand come January 21st

And if they just refuse to acknowledge that? And law enforcement and the military sides with the executive branch?

I'm not saying that's likely, but it's possible. It's called a coup, like when the Ukrainian executive branch illegally and unconstitutionally removed the democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014, starting the Ukrainian civil war.

Personally I don't think the US political system has quite gone that far yet, but I wouldn't be surprised to be proven wrong.

2024 US Election Prediction: Trump will win, but the Democrats will refuse to hand over power and the Supreme Court will elect the democratic candidate to be president, despite the votes. Likely or unlikely? by Mcheetah in AskSaidIt

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If Trump is leading the polls by July or August he'll be arrested on some bullshit charge like eating cucumbers out of season and ruled ineligible to stand.

Here is a letter from 1800+ scientists, including 2 Nobel Laureates, over 20 tenured professors, and over 300 doctors. Guess all the scientists don't agree after all. by Questionable in environment

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You say "even an infinite amount of co2 will only raise the temperature a finite amount". Wait, so does more CO2 raise the temperature or not? I thought that you didn't believe that more CO2 increases the temperature???

As for "a finite amount", sure, just like Venus, where the atmosphere is 96.5% carbon dioxide and the temperature is a mere 400 degrees hotter than even Mercury, but that's still a "finite amount". Right?

First off co2 only blocks a small portion of the infrared spectrum.

Indeed. But water vapour blocks much more of the infrared spectrum than CO2, and even small amounts of CO2-driven warming will lead to more water vapour, which then sets up a positive feedback loop that drives more warming.

That means no level of co2 will ever block all the heat from escaping.

Nobody says that CO2 blocks "all the heat from escaping". Do the words "thermodynamic equilibrium" mean anything to you? The heat will increase until there is a new equilibrium, which will be hotter.

As the heat goes up

So you accept that more CO2 causes temperatures to rise?

so does the infrared radiation at spectrums that escape past the co2.

Yes, that's the mechanism which (eventually) leads to a new equilibrium point.

Second, off the small portion of the spectrum that it can block there is a point at which additional co2 will do nothing.

That's not how the greenhouse effect works, but you're in good company for thinking it. Scientists thought the same way -- 120 years ago at the very beginning of climatology as a science. They finally realised the situation was much more complex during and after the Second World War when they started flying high-altitude bombers and looking at infrared radiation from the surface.

It was easy to think about the "greenhouse effect" as if the earth's atmosphere is like a sheet of glass, or a layer of insulation, but it isn't and that's not how it works on planets. The atmosphere is made of layers, and the layers warm up and radiate heat differently. You have to understand the role of convection, and water vapour, as well as heat radiation.

John Tyndall worked all this out as far back as 1862, but the physicists of the early 1900s paid no attention. And then in the 1930s, another scientist, E.O. Hulbert, rediscovered the same principle, and he too was ignored. It wasn't until the 1940s when American military scientists were directly observing the complex behaviour of IR radiation in the atmosphere that they had to acknowledge that the old "plane of glass" model for CO2 was rubbish.

In any case, the CO2 is fully saturated at some frequencies, but not all. There are hundreds of other frequencies that are nowhere near saturated.

The bottom line is that we know from direct satellite measurements of IR radiating from the earth that the greenhouse effect is not saturated. In fact it cannot every reach total saturation. The more CO2, the more warming, although the increase in temperature slows down as you have more CO2. If you doubled Venus' CO2, making the atmosphere twice as thick, it wouldn't double the temperature. It might only increase the temperature by an extra 100 degrees.

In simple terms if 400ppm of co2 blocks 100% of the radiation at that spectrum

But it doesn't. There are still frequencies that are not fully blocked, and even if they were fully blocked you're missing the role of water vapour and the upper troposphere.

Who benefits from diversity? by Oyveygoyim in whatever

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I certainly don't hate myself, and I don't know who you think "my people" are. I don't hate them -- I'm disappointed and frustrated and rather resigned to the fact that 80% of people are arseholes at the best of times.

There's something disturbing about folks who think that being honest about people means "you hate your people". Being honest isn't self-hatred, and there is nothing admirable about lying to yourself about what shits most people are.

Minuteman III Missiles Are Too Old to Upgrade Anymore by jet199 in WarWatch

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In principle any country could just spread a large part of their population across the globe and arm them in secret. Then, when the bombs start flying they could just wait until the US has used up all their nukes and attack the country that hasn't been nuked yet.

You surely aren't serious. Are you getting your understanding of MAD and international politics from Dr Evil?

Presumably, there would be some technology to clean up the damage of the major nuclear exchange

Yeah, a quick spray of "Free & Clear", wipe down with a rag, and Bob's yer auntie 🙄

the Russian genes would survive and over time dominate the planet.

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you would have more Russians in Thailand than Thai (probably a slight exaggeration).

Ya think???

Former VP of Pfizer confirms pharma knew the shots would be toxic. "The fact that all four drug companies did it [used the spike protein]... it's a black swan event." by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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You seem to be arguing with me as if I was trying to convince you to get the flu shot. I'm not. I've never had it, and I don't intend to any time soon. My judgement based on the best available scientific knowledge I have found is that they aren't worth the bother.

But if other people decide differently, then that's fine too.

There's the exact same 'consensus' about C19

Not really. I'm not exactly saying that I believe the flu vaccine consensus, but the evidence for what it is worth seems to be better (still poor, but not as shit as the official covid vaccine evidence), and at least we know the mechanism of action for the flu vaccines are nowhere near as horrific as the mRNA shots.

All for something that's easily treatable.

Flu isn't really treatable. The best you can do is stay home and drink lots of water and feel absolutely shit for a week and hope you don't get pneumonia.

The most widely available anti-viral is Tamiflu, which is useless shit. Even the most positive studies suggests that it reduces the duration of your flu by half an hour, and the risks of side effects are significant. There are others which may be better, but they're all still pretty iffy.

There might be some other things you can take which help, if you start taking them early on while the virus is still multiplying (I'm partial to Vitamin D and zinc), but broadly speaking it's your immune system vs the virus and everything else is just incidental.

given the ease of treatment

Even with the best available treatment, you're looking at 3-8 days of feeling like shit even with a mild case and no pneumonia. In bad cases it can take multiple months to fully recover. About 1 in 200 cases of the flu are serious. Unlike Covid, which rarely is serious for small children, flu for babies and small kids can be deadly. And of course the flu can be really serious for the elderly.

I've had a bad flu and my rating was 0 out of 5, would not recommend. Why wouldn't you prefer to avoid getting sick in the first place, if the vaccine actually was safe and effective instead of safe-ish and kinda-effective?

Seasonal influenza kills about 0.01-0.04 percent of people who catch it, roughly the same as the Omicron strain of covid. Non-seasonal flu epidemics are typically about ten times that, roughly the same as pre-Delta Covid.

(The 1918 Spanish flu was an exception, it's quite hard to work out the infection fatality rate but it was probably at least 2% and maybe as high as 5%.)

If you like those odds and don't want to get the flu vaccine, I don't blame you. I'm not trying to convince you to take the flu shot.

Funny how the vaccine industry reused the exact same arguments for C19.

Er, did you read what I said? I suggested that there is evidence that getting the flu vaccine every year makes it less effective and increases your risk of flu.

Covid vaxists don't acknowledge even the hypothetical possibility that their favourite mRNA vaccines are lowering your immunity. They barely even acknowledge the risks of myocarditis even after that's become an officially recognised side-effect.

Families in disbelief after hundreds of bodies found buried behind Mississippi jail by jet199 in PoliceMisconduct

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There is no evidence that soft prisons work better. Prison is a deterrent.

And Jan 6 was an insurrection, the Covid vaccines are safe and effective, and a man can turn into a woman by putting on a dress and makeup.

There is a ton of evidence from Finland that "soft" (your word, not mine) prisons work better. They switched over from the harsh, punitive, Russian-style prison system that emphasised punishment and didn't even know the word "rehabilitation" to a more enlightened, rehabilitation-based system in the 1970s, and never looked back. Recidivism rates dropped enormously, prison costs fell, and crime rates fell.

The majority of prisoners in Finland are kept in low-security open prisons, including murderers considered to be at low risk of reoffending.

In Norway, recidivism rates fell from 60-70% (typical for punitive-style prisons) to just 20% after introducing a similar system.

In terms of deterrent, there is plenty of evidence that the threat of punishment is not an effective deterrent. What really deters people is the consideration that they will be caught. People who think they won't be caught are not deterred by the threat of punishment, no matter how harsh. (Well duh.)

There is a ton of research which shows that imprisonment has, at best, no effect on the rate of re-offending and often results in increased recidivism. Imprisonment for some crimes may be necessary for the safety of the community, but it's not going to rehabilitate criminals or deter people from committing crimes, and it often pushes people into a cycle of crime and prison.

Harsher prison sentences don't deter crimes. If they did, the jails of 18th century Britain, or of Tzarist and Soviet Russia, would have been empty.

Most crimes are not carefully thought-out, rational calculations that balance the potential gain versus the potential punishment. The average crackhead is not making rational calculations about cost and benefit before committing a robbery. The average 20 y.o. tradie, drunk as a skunk on Friday night at a nightclub with his mates, doesn't carefully weigh up the satisfaction of walloping that bloke who gave him cheek versus time in prison for assault and battery before getting into a punch-up. Nearly all murders are spur of the moment things committed in the grip of strong emotions, not the result of rational calculation that might be deterred by harsh punishment.

I don't know what to make of this. I need to share it. by Canbot in whatever

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Fashion is emotional for women.

My wife, my mum, and all the women I know beg to differ.

Wait, no, I can think of two women I know personally who are like that. One is an utter flake with a ton of emotional baggage, and the other is a nice women but with a serious addiction to "retail therapy".

On the other hand I can also think of three guys who are exactly like that, and only one is gay. Consumerism is a mental disease that affects both men and women equally.

But the well-rounded, emotionally stable women aren't anything like your sexist stereotype.

American struggle session by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"Be wary of strangers" makes sense if you're in a densely populated high traffic enviourment where new people keep showing up.

It really doesn't. If you live in a city, you live in a densely populated high traffic environment where new people keep showing up, and if you leave your basement and go out in public you're going to meet anything from dozens to hundreds of strangers every single day. I stepped out today for a little less than an hour and had close contact with about forty strangers. When I used to work in the CBD, I'd have close contact with about 500 strangers a day. And none of them were a danger to me.

We have evolved a fear of strangers because our instincts evolved during the stone age, a time when you would almost never meet any strangers at all, but if you did, they were probably going to compete violently with you and your family for resources (food and shelter).

There have been only four times I've felt genuinely threatened, twice were members of my family, once was a work mate, and once was a pair of drunks in a strip club who tried to pick a fight for no reason at all. If I wasn't hanging around strip clubs at 4am I never would have met that last pair of guys, but then little kiddies are rarely doing that.

Ohio passed constitutional carry seven months ago. Guess what's happened to gun crime since then. by [deleted] in news

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

do darkies follow the law?

White folks don't, so I don't see why you think that darkies have to be better.

Who benefits from diversity? by Oyveygoyim in whatever

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You really are fucking stupid.

Not so stupid as those who think that skin colour means shit.

Families in disbelief after hundreds of bodies found buried behind Mississippi jail by jet199 in PoliceMisconduct

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Hard times make hard men.

You really want hardened criminals on the streets? Yeah, you're not trying to solve the problem of crime. You're trying to make it worse so you have an excuse to be cruel to people while still feeling good about yourself.

Election Expert Hacks into Dominion Voting Machine in Front of Georgia Judge USING ONLY A PEN To Change Vote Totals by [deleted] in conspiracy

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Just because security experts have been warning that electronic voting machines are insecure and can be hacked for like twenty years doesn't mean that they will be hacked. Because American elections are the best democracy money can buy.

Miss Uniggerse by [deleted] in whatever

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Would.

Maybe not the chick on the extreme bottom right with the male pattern baldness, she does nothing for me. Although her sister on the left is okay.

Meanwhile, real girls: am I a joke to you? by QueenBread in TumblrInAction

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The irony is that the OP is actually a real girl who was raised by narcissistic parents who wanted a boy so forced her to wear boy clothes and play with GI Joe toys and tie fire crackers to cat's tails and other boy things 😁

All jokes aside, this confused kid is a 16y.o. and he's asking for child-like activities that he can do to pretend to be a girl. He wants to cosplay as an eight or ten year old girl. That's fucked up.

Meanwhile, real girls: am I a joke to you? by QueenBread in TumblrInAction

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's about not looking like a hobo with skin cancer.

What if my fetish is to be a hobo with skin cancer? That's hobophobia, you bigot!

Meanwhile, real girls: am I a joke to you? by QueenBread in TumblrInAction

[–]weavilsatemyface 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Ha ha that's funny but most sissy porn is written for het men who wish to be violently molested by hot femme dommes, not by their Uncle Joe.

Meanwhile, real girls: am I a joke to you? by QueenBread in TumblrInAction

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You're arguing with a bot.

It's easier for actors to pretend that a man with pink overalls is a woman than it is for the rest of us by xoenix in TumblrInAction

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've always thought Will Ferrell was a Z-grade comedian and actor. The only thing I've seen do which was even half decent was Mugatu in the two Zoolander movies, especially the prison escape. So this movie will be a big No for me.

Television vs reality by Oyveygoyim in whatever

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So you're saying she has a ravishment fetish? Oooh, kinky.

NATO And Kiev Launched Bloodiest Attack On Donetsk (They are killing the civilians they pretend to fight for) by zyxzevn in WarWatch

[–]weavilsatemyface 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nobody on the west Ukrainian side pretends to fight for the Donetsk civilians. They claim to be taking back the land, nothing more.

They were quite open about considering them Untermenschen. The Ukrainian president mocked them that their children would spend the rest of their lives hiding in cellars from the Ukrainian armed forces.

@ColumbiaSJP: Two Columbia University students, both IOF soldiers, sprayed a chemical weapon on peaceful protesters. Skunk spray is used on Palestinians in the West Bank by the Israeli occupation. It is known to cause nausea, abdominal pain, and vomiting. @Columbia must take action. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Columbia should take action, but the protesters sprayed with this ought to sue the shit out of the two zionists for assault and damage to their clothes.

Fly her down! by Musky in memes

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It wasn't the chick using the Uber, it was the guy's uber, he was the one travelling to her, or at least he would have except he was too tight to pay $35 to travel to his girlfriend's place.

Nikki Haley says Trump tried to "buddy up with dictators" while in office by Cancelthis in politics

[–]weavilsatemyface 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As opposed to, um, let's see now...

  • Ronald Reagan
  • George Bush
  • Bill Clinton
  • Jr Bush
  • Barrack Obama
  • Joe Biden

all of whom are so well known for never dealing with dictators or corrupt foreign politicians 😂

Nikki Haley says Trump tried to "buddy up with dictators" while in office by Cancelthis in politics

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Fuck off ChatGTP.

House Jan. 6 Committee deleted more than 100 encrypted files days before GOP took majority: sources by P-38lightning in news

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I'm sure that's completely fine and above board, and anyone who suggests that deleting 100 encrypted files about an ongoing investigation is dodgy must be a conspiracy theorist 🙉 🙈 🙊

Self-proclaimed “communists” on Twitter claim small business owners “are not part of the working class” by kingc-way245 in TumblrInAction

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I really don't get it

It's complicated, but I think that the primary reason is that in a democracy, or near democracy, the bourgeois are the social class that most wants stability and opposes revolution. They have more to lose than the working class, little or nothing to gain, and unlike the elites, not enough financial or social capital to seamlessly transfer into the elite in the new order (assuming they avoid being hung from the nearest lamp-post).

Without the bourgeois supporting the capitalist class, the revolution would be a shoe-in.

This is not entirely unfair. Think about how middle-class America are satisfied with "Medicare for most" rather than demanding "Medicare for all", their attitude being "I've got mine, so fuck you". Same with the laptop classes (upper middle-class professionals who could easily transfer to working from home with no cost) who were happy to see the entire lower middle and working-class country go to hell to save themselves from catching a cold. Look at how fast they abandoned their principles of body autonomy ("my body my choice") when it came to vaccines.

There is something of a similarity between the bourgeois relationship to class struggle as "white moderates" had to Martin Luther King's racial struggle, those people who all agreed that racism was bad but for the sake of a quiet life (that is, the whites quiet life) black folks should just shut the fuck up and accept it. The difference was that MLK never quite gave up on "white moderates", while radical Marxists did decide that the bourgeois were the enemy just as much as the capitalist class.

While there is certainly some truth to this, the bourgeois are not exactly natural allies to the working class, but neither are they natural enemies. Especially the petty bourgeois (lower and mid middle class).

Relations between the bourgeois and working classes are complex. Marx himself was middle class. The middle class have, sometimes, been some of the strongest agents of reform for the benefit of the working class.

(There is an old joke from the Soviet Union about Stalin and his hated rival Trotsky. After one particularly strong disagreement, Stalin shouted at Trotsky, "What do you know of socialism? I am a true son of the workers, you are nothing but a privileged bourgeoisie! We are nothing alike!" Trotsky replied "There is one way that we are alike. We are both traitors to our class.")

Self-proclaimed “communists” on Twitter claim small business owners “are not part of the working class” by kingc-way245 in TumblrInAction

[–]weavilsatemyface 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It really wasn't.

Here is a right-wing author (hates Keynes, doesn't understand Adam Smith, loves Ayn Rand) explaining the origins of the word capitalist.

People were using the words “capital” and “capitalistic” centuries before communism existed. It originally derived from the word “caput”, Latin for “head”, as in head of cattle. (This is why we use the same word for the main city of a state, where the head of state rules.) The word "capitalist" itself was first used by the French judge Étienne Clavier in 1788, thirty years before Karl Marx was even a twinkle in his dad's eye.

Marx himself almost never used the word "capitalist". The idea that "capitalist" was invented by communists as a slur, or that it means either monopolist or oligarch, is even more wrong than the idea that a man can turn into a woman by putting on a dress and lipstick.

Sometimes I think that the only people more stupid than communists are anti-communists 😢 At least communists understand capitalism.