These people are so stupid by zyxzevn in NoNewNormal

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

he “suffered an acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock. There was 100 percent blockage in a vessel and his cardiac arrest may not be due to the vaccination.” https://www.visiontimes.com/2021/05/18/bollywood-vivek-vaccine-heart-attack.html

SaidIt Survey: Ban /u/socks and /u/ActuallyNot or keep them around? by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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

Keep them around, and stop attacking them. Y'all need to learn how to respect people who are different from yourselves.

The web is nothing but a picture box now. by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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

Dyslexia?

What is your ideal identity and its membership criteria? by fschmidt in nonmorons

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

Since you don't want bureaucracy involved, you answer is in who you choose to mate with, and who you convince to mate with you. The line between group membership and bureaucracy is fuzzy.

Are there any vax mandates at your workplace or stores you visit? If so, how do you respond to them? by Ponderer in AskSaidIt

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That's the way to do it! They are making it clear that unvaxxed are not welcome, and they should realize the economic impact of that position. Be firm with this commitment. People who lie about their vax status are disgraceful.

This is a Religious Conflict by StillLessons in politics

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

Hmmm, we could apply Pascal's Wager:

Either the covid is real or it's a hoax. You can take the vaccine or not.

If covid is real and to take the vaccine, you are saved.

If it is not real and you take the vaccine, your arm will be sore for a few days.

If it's not real and you don't get the vaccine, you will be fine.

If it is real and you don't get the vaccine, your lungs could turn into cement and it could kill you.

Gamblers know the odds. (edit -formatting)

Lack of critical thinking - What is the root of this? by PencilPusher55 in AskSaidIt

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

Critical thinking is an essential skill to become a person in a position of power. Persons who appear to have power but do not have the skill of critical thinking are puppets to someone who does have the skill.

I've watched all of the media that I use to love turn to shit in the last decade. Myspace was great, for a time. Facebook was too. Digg. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Colbert. Chapelle. JRE. YouTube. Reddit. They all got mainstreamed (or ceased to exist altogether) and they all lost their edge. by EndlessSunflowers in whatever

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

It's still a big internet, and you can still find stuff worth reading/watching. I'm not going to list my favorites here, for fear that they may become popular and attract the attention of the cancel culture, or the trolls, or the deep state, or the religious fundamentalists, or the clowns,..... (Okay, I will mention Saturday Night Live, it probably won't last anyway)

How exactly is this racist? by [deleted] in censorship

[–]wendolynne 9 insightful - 6 fun9 insightful - 5 fun10 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

A person with Asian ancestry felt insulted by the image of the chinaman. Made a big deal about it. People of color seem to be triggered by cartoons. I don't know any white men who feel like Elmer Fudd is ridiculing them, but I have met people who take images of little black Sambo personally.

Reddit's pre-covid anti-antivaxxer hysteria: Trying to nail down the time frame. by wristaction in DownTheMemoryHole

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

"In 1998, U.K. doctor Andrew Wakefield published a study in The Lancet suggesting that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine could trigger autism. In the years after, MMR vaccination rates among 2-year-olds in England dropped below 80%. But the claim began to unravel in 2004 after journalist Brian Deer reported undisclosed conflicts of interest: Wakefield had applied for a patent on his own measles vaccine and had received money from a lawyer trying to sue companies making the MMR vaccine. Citing further concerns about ethics and misrepresentation, The Lancet retracted the paper in 2010. Shortly after, the United Kingdom's General Medical Council permanently pulled Wakefield's medical license. " https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/four-vaccine-myths-and-where-they-came

Reddit's pre-covid anti-antivaxxer hysteria: Trying to nail down the time frame. by wristaction in DownTheMemoryHole

[–]wendolynne 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Vaccines had mercury in them, which was believed to cause autism. Congress passed legislation protecting pharma from lawsuits. Was that the early 2000s?

I am back. by magnora7 in SaidIt

[–]wendolynne 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Water pipes and related hardware will be impossible to get. Might have to have someone deliver from Oklahoma or Louisiana.

I am back. by magnora7 in SaidIt

[–]wendolynne 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

glad you are ok. Did your house get any water damage?

Ancient Chinese Mummies, Pyramids, and Samurai DNA by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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

It would be better without all the accusatory political statements. Does everyone have to be your enemy?

Question for those who think Trump will win in 2024 by SpongySpiderLegs in politics

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

Work with your state legislators to ensure that the problems in your state are corrected before the next election. Paper ballots, certification of voting machine software, oversight of ballots, registration and validation of voters - every weakness corrected. And realize that the result must be accepted as fair by everyone, not just Trump fans. Realize that means working with and gaining the trust of people who voted for someone else. The process has to be non-partisan to succeed.

Why you support sexual abuse and pedophilia if you support Joe Biden: A liberal perspective. by Trump_WG1WGA in news

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

Maybe if, instead of insightful or fun, we could rank items by the level of the pyramid they belong in. Perhaps then people would reach for higher levels. Or is it that posters confuse the words insight and incite?

Missouri Farmer Wins $265 Million Verdict Against Monsanto by Questionable in Collusion

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

if they take dicamba off the market in the meantime, it's still a win for the environment.

BREAKING: HOUSE DEMOCRATS Introduce Bill To GUT VOTER ID LAWS, STRIP STATE VOTER FRAUD MEASURES In Elections by NewsJunkie in politics

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

I come to Saidit for the interesting conversations. You should try it.

Democrats Were ONLY Able to "Win" in 2020 By Breaking Chain of Custody Laws in EVERY SWING STATE by scrubking in politics

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

Are you new to politics? Because it's been a giant puppet show for a very long time. You don't seem to see the strings on your own wrists. The oligarchs want you to destroy our country. Apparently they have your side primed to start a civil war. Over what?

WOAH! An OFFICIAL HAND RECOUNT Confirms VOTING MACHINES REMOVED 6% Of VOTES From REPUBLICANS by NewsJunkie in news

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

300 votes found. Not enough to affect New Hampshire's Electoral College vote. Thankfully we have paper ballots to prove that one voting machine malfunctioned. They corrected the count from that machine, didn't they?

BREAKING: HOUSE DEMOCRATS Introduce Bill To GUT VOTER ID LAWS, STRIP STATE VOTER FRAUD MEASURES In Elections by NewsJunkie in politics

[–]wendolynne 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

If you weren't so slanderous when you posed the question, you might get some interesting discussion going. Why do slanderous know-nothings like the Electoral College?

Democrats Were ONLY Able to "Win" in 2020 By Breaking Chain of Custody Laws in EVERY SWING STATE by scrubking in politics

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

The reality is that after the mail-in votes were counted, Biden won. Biden is President. That is reality. A lot of true patriots had to stand up to the biggest bullies to affirm the true count. In the face of death threats, they refused to misrepresent the will of the people.

Corrupt WHO was never going to get to the bottom of where Covid originated from. Instead they have come up with a new theory. Which is that the virus came from meat imported into China. As chance would have it, this is exactly the conclusion that the CPC has been hoping the world would believe. by Chipit in news

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

Buy your food from local farmers, and you will know where it is coming from. We put a lot of trust in our food sources.

Time Magazine Admits the Election was Rigged by the Elites to 'Save Democracy' by scrubking in politics

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

The Lie That Every Story Has In Common - Kurt Vonnegut On The Shapes of Stories (8:06) ~ Pursuit of Wonder by JasonCarswell in Writing

[–]wendolynne 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Hmmm, I was there in person, in the audience. Let me see if they posted a video online... The U of I online archive doesn't go back that far. But here he is giving the same lecture at some other university - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOGru_4z1Vc

The Lie That Every Story Has In Common - Kurt Vonnegut On The Shapes of Stories (8:06) ~ Pursuit of Wonder by JasonCarswell in Writing

[–]wendolynne 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I saw Vonnegut give that lecture at the University of Iowa.

A Day In The Life of the 80s - Oak Park Mall (1982) by magnora7 in videos

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

Back when news was Real News. As Joni Mitchel sang, 'You don't know what you've got til it's gone.' Reinstate the Fairness Doctrine!

A Day In The Life of the 80s - Oak Park Mall (1982) by magnora7 in videos

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

This is not a promotional video, it is a CBS News Special Report. CBS took some pride in their news.

Saidit will die just like Voat did and here is why by Caamib in SaidIt

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

Ironic example of bringing down the discussion with insults. Saidit needs to figure out how to stop the constant knee-jerk labeling of people who disagree as "stupid", "morons" etc. My suggestion: Have some respect, and look for opportunities to say "I see your point, ..."

Saidit will die just like Voat did and here is why by Caamib in SaidIt

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

Aspirations. Saidit aspires to be a site for high quality debate. It often falls short, unfortunately. The insults and strawmanning are a bigger threat to Saidit than the lack of jailbait, in my opinion. To your point, how can Saidit do both: support free speech and maintain civility, so that interesting things can happen here, and so that people want to be here and participate? Can we have a high quality debate on that? The other aspiration, something vague about being a replacement for Reddit, IDK.

Saidit will die just like Voat did and here is why by Caamib in SaidIt

[–]wendolynne 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It's a big internet, it's impossible to be all things to all people. Saidit's promise of high quality debate is attractive. Too often the 'debate' degenerates into propaganda and insults. The challenge is to live up to the promise, not to degenerate further, to propaganda, insults and porn. Plenty of other sites have that market covered.

So, yeah, no one stormed the Capitol. The police opened the door and people calmly walked in by jet199 in conspiracy

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

Blue Lives cops amongst the insurrection. A 'which side are you on?' moment for the Capitol cops.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emmanuelfelton/black-capitol-police-racism-mob

Why are some people great at solving complex puzzles in games (both real and digital) while others tend to stumble in the dark unless clear instructions are put in front of them? (There's no category for Psychology related questions of the human brain) by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

[–]wendolynne 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A few years back I read a book by some sort of brain scientist, I forget the details, but their research showed that people start with the conclusion and then they look for supporting evidence, although they believe the opposite - that they have arrived at the conclusion after weighing the evidence. This is due to the bio-mechanical structure of our brains, that's how the mechanism works, the neural pathways and such. Once a position is taken, people will posit and believe all sorts of unrealistic scenarios to support their position, tolerating high levels of cognitive dissonance, resisting changing their minds as long as they can hold out. Sorry I don't have a link, it was an interesting book.

edit: I think this is the book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/522525.Mistakes_Were_Made_But_Not_by_Me_

Trump uses POTUS account to post that Twitter and Democrats are coordinating, Section 230 needs to go, and soon several new platforms will be created. Twitter deletes them in less than 5 mins by Tarrock in politics

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

correction: Twitter was a platform where some of the most vicious people in the world were allowed to speak freely.

So, yeah, no one stormed the Capitol. The police opened the door and people calmly walked in by jet199 in conspiracy

[–]wendolynne 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I don't know which is more atrocious : The videos of people climbing thru broken windows or this 'welcome tourists' video. Both sides against the middle indeed.

PLEASE READ: This is what happened yesterday and why. It was a classic Psy-Op against the American people. However, these Psy-Ops are totally preventable if we can learn the lessons from this one. by Aureus in conspiracy

[–]wendolynne 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

"Build bridges, make a big tent, and win over the majority of people. I sincerely don't believe that conservative causes are unpopular ones. Explained rationally, almost everyone in the world can agree with at least some of them. The objective must not be to set 50% against the other 50%, but to unite the 99% of honest people against the 1% of elites."

Keep the focus on the issues and causes. Avoid attributing your ideas to one side or the other, which only invites people to dismiss your ideas out-of-hand. If it is truly a good idea, something that will make the world a better place, then it will appeal to most people who listen to them. Don't unnecessarily give them a reason to avoid reading/listening.

Politics seems to attract crazy people. Rallies seem to attract violent people. Crazy and violent people seem to attract news reporters - "if it bleads it leads." Crazy violent people steal the focus and are a setback. Promoting good solid solutions is not as dramatic.

Mexico Decrees Ban on GMO Corn and Monsanto's Glyphosate Weed Killer by Drewski in environment

[–]wendolynne 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Corn is open pollinated, meaning its pollen floats in the air, sometimes a long distance. Thus GMO pollen contaminates crops that they prefer not to be GMO.

A 2019 study by the “More in Common” project found “the more educated a person is, the worse their Perception Gap” their distorted view of and tendency to attribute extreme positions to those on the “other side.” But the “one critical exception” is that it applies only to Democrats, not Republicans. by Chipit in politics

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

Two question marks denote two questions, which are two phrasings of the same piece of curiosity: Sincerely, do you believe that to be functional for white people, society must be dysfunctional for everyone else?

A 2019 study by the “More in Common” project found “the more educated a person is, the worse their Perception Gap” their distorted view of and tendency to attribute extreme positions to those on the “other side.” But the “one critical exception” is that it applies only to Democrats, not Republicans. by Chipit in politics

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

I suppose it depends on what you study. Not a lot of moral philosophy in math and science courses.

Well, I don't need you to tell me what I think or how I think. Bye.

Should People Delete Social Media Accounts Prior to January 6? by AirSeddit88 in AskSaidIt

[–]wendolynne 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Clean up the clutter. Keep only the most insightful.

A 2019 study by the “More in Common” project found “the more educated a person is, the worse their Perception Gap” their distorted view of and tendency to attribute extreme positions to those on the “other side.” But the “one critical exception” is that it applies only to Democrats, not Republicans. by Chipit in politics

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

Hmm, I guess there are all sorts of experiences with education. The best education teaches a person how to think, rather than what to think.

A 2019 study by the “More in Common” project found “the more educated a person is, the worse their Perception Gap” their distorted view of and tendency to attribute extreme positions to those on the “other side.” But the “one critical exception” is that it applies only to Democrats, not Republicans. by Chipit in politics

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

From the headline I expected to find a bunch of liberal-bashing that would make me uncomfortable. When I read the article I was pleasantly surprised that it was quite balanced and not insulting at all. The article also shows: Republicans have in general a much wider perception gap than Democrats. People who share political articles on social media have a wider perception gap. Does that feel like an attack? Does it make you frightened or angry? do you feel like you have to lash out at me? Maybe, maybe not.

"Each of us can play a role in bridging the Perception Gap. We can choose a wider range of news sources to better understand different perspectives. We can refuse to be manipulated into outrage by reducing our exposure to social media feeds that amplify the views of the partisan Wings, rather than the Exhausted Majority. And finally, we can seek to build connections with people who think differently from us. Directly engaging with people whose experiences and views differ from our own makes it harder for us to see them as the enemy."

I hope that Saidit is a place where I can directly engage with people with different views.

A 2019 study by the “More in Common” project found “the more educated a person is, the worse their Perception Gap” their distorted view of and tendency to attribute extreme positions to those on the “other side.” But the “one critical exception” is that it applies only to Democrats, not Republicans. by Chipit in politics

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

Ah, I see the confusion now. This article is about the "Social Justice Warriors" (SJW), a very vocal and radical subset of the left. I don't claim to represent them. The author of the article appears to be a liberal who is also frustrated by trying have a rational discussion with these SJW.

There are lots of factions on the Left, and it is a mistake to assume everyone is locked into a common groupthink.

As for blaming the enlightenment for racism, there may be some truth to it, or not, this article does not address that claim, which is what I was specifically asking for.

the eastern island statues were cast not carved. by iraelmossadreddit in conspiracy

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

If you had a volcano that was predictable, so you knew where the lava was going to flow, you put your forms in its path and wait. Maybe the forms are made from something like plywood sheets that end up getting burnt completely, but leave blocks that fit snugly along that space where the plywood was before. Maybe the dimples on so many of the blocks are where there was a vent in the form allowing air to escape so the form fills completely.

A lot of these stones are basalt, which is volcanic.

the eastern island statues were cast not carved. by iraelmossadreddit in conspiracy

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

I hadn't considered that possibility. Thanks

A 2019 study by the “More in Common” project found “the more educated a person is, the worse their Perception Gap” their distorted view of and tendency to attribute extreme positions to those on the “other side.” But the “one critical exception” is that it applies only to Democrats, not Republicans. by Chipit in politics

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

"They don't believe in argument, they reject Western values like science and reason, and believe that the Enlightenment was the worst thing to ever happen in human history. Yes, they really believe this." - Well, I don't reject science or reason, and I believe the Enlightenment was great. And I'll debate you. Ad hominem attacks are pretty low on the pyramid.

A 2019 study by the “More in Common” project found “the more educated a person is, the worse their Perception Gap” their distorted view of and tendency to attribute extreme positions to those on the “other side.” But the “one critical exception” is that it applies only to Democrats, not Republicans. by Chipit in politics

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

"One of the worst things a person could do is hurt a defenseless animal" - see photos of well-known conservatives proudly posing with the dead elephants and lions that they just shot. "Justice is the most important requirement for a society" - why then the push-back on the BLM movement? They are only asking for justice. The confusing thing about conservatives is that they seem to tolerate a high level of cognitive dissonance. I hope you can understand that it is kind of hard to understand someone who can hold contradictory opinions simultaneously. Or maybe words like "defenseless" and "justice" have different meanings, that also would also make it hard to understand.

Lots of people use "productive conversation" as a euphemism for "everyone ends up agreeing with everything else" which is a weird worldview to me as someone who seeks truth by Klenvastergan in whatever

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

Do you mean to say that you will know it is true if it makes people angry? or only certain people, people like me? I doubt if you know all that much about me.

Pelosi Bans ‘Gender’ Terms Mother, Daughter, Father, Son in House Rules by VioletRemi in GenderCritical

[–]wendolynne 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ah word-smithing, the favorite pass-time of law-makers. They are not banning the words for family members. They are just cleaning up some cumbersome language - changing "mother or father" to "parent", "brother or sister" to "sibling", etc. in specific places in this particular document, where they have specified a long list of family members that this particular law applies to. It reads a little easier with half as many words and has the same meaning. Y'all are so melodramatic!

my post at youtube about tanlines and hijabs gets deleted immediately. by [deleted] in politics

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

So, do you support Trump's demand to repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act? Because suppressing comments will happen a lot more often without Section 230 protection. Seems the major platforms are feeling some social responsibility, and have started censoring, even though they have protection. Without this protection it will get a lot worse.

A 2019 study by the “More in Common” project found “the more educated a person is, the worse their Perception Gap” their distorted view of and tendency to attribute extreme positions to those on the “other side.” But the “one critical exception” is that it applies only to Democrats, not Republicans. by Chipit in politics

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

Bold assumption. Ironic that you should feel that way, meanwhile destroying our democratic government seems to be the current agenda for the right, or rather loyal-to-the-narcissist side. Is it wrong to want a society that functions for everyone? Or do you believe, zero-sum fashion, that to be functional for white people requires that society be dysfunctional for everyone else? Asking for a friend.

Lots of people use "productive conversation" as a euphemism for "everyone ends up agreeing with everything else" which is a weird worldview to me as someone who seeks truth by Klenvastergan in whatever

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

Truth seeker, how will you know when you have found it? Will you know that you are not believing lies?

The problem with "trolling" is that the word nominally means "person expressing insincere views to upset people" but in practice overwhelmingly means "person expressing sincere views which upset me" by Klenvastergan in whatever

[–]wendolynne 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

People who believe in subjectivity over objectivity are just as common on the right. It is the default human condition, and takes training to overcome.

A 2019 study by the “More in Common” project found “the more educated a person is, the worse their Perception Gap” their distorted view of and tendency to attribute extreme positions to those on the “other side.” But the “one critical exception” is that it applies only to Democrats, not Republicans. by Chipit in politics

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A leftist or liberal, lurking in your chats, and seeing themselves described as "weak" "dumb" and "brainwashed" might be forgiven for deciding that they have enemies amongst y'all. At least it doesn't seem very friendly.

the eastern island statues were cast not carved. by iraelmossadreddit in conspiracy

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Clear to you. How do you know?

VOTER FRAUD ON DISPLAY: Houston Ballots All Have Same Signature and Same Address by christnmusicreleases in politics

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Thanks for the link - which I would call "watching the sausage being made." The poll workers don't get a much of a dress rehearsal, and they don't always get clear instructions, or understand them even if they seem clear. And they might not be good with crowds, if one shows up. A lot of this is unfortunate, and we have to do the best we can with what we have got. throwing out a whole precinct's votes because of one confused poll worker would be not at all fair to the people who voted in good faith.

Leads changing as the ballots are counted is very typical. I've seen it so many times, where my candidate takes an early lead and later ends up losing. The explanation: ballots coming from big cities with efficient counting systems often post their results first, while the rural votes take longer to tabulate. That's just the way these things go. Similarly with mail-in ballots compared to in-person voting. So those stories are not at all convincing to me, since I have been on the other side so many times.

I can't claim to have studied the rules of every state, but I would expect as standard procedure, there would be ways of verifying that ballots are not counterfeit, that the voters casting the ballots are registered, and registered voters are legal to vote, in every state, county, and precinct. That would be standard procedure, although each jurisdiction is free to make its own rules. I find it hard to believe that fraudulent voting on the scale to change the outcome could have occurred.

Secular Talk: Ted Cruz Caught Red Handed In Corrupt Deal by TheAmeliaMay in Progressivism

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When will it be fashionable for billionaires to publicly refuse "help" that they don't need?
Some how our culture needs to make such greed unconscionable, unacceptable, impossible.

the eastern island statues were cast not carved. by iraelmossadreddit in conspiracy

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I don't know about Easter Island, I believe there is an unfinished statue in a mine on the island. But in Peru, seems to me that they probably were living close to live volcanos, and could have developed techniques to direct hot lava from an active volcano into forms to cast the megalithic stones for their walls. We have techniques for smelting and casting metal, could similar techniques for managing lava be possible ?

Survey: About Scotus dismissing Texas election fraud suite. What is a 'judicously cognizable interest' ? Should the incompetent judge(s) be fired? by TropicalParadise in AskSaidIt

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The "evidence" list is indeed long, but actual fraud is very hard to find in that long list. A much shorter and more precise demonstration of actual significant fraud would be more effective. A few votes here and there will not change the results. You need to accept the fact that a significant number of American citizens, indeed a majority of voters, do not want Trump to have a second term. That's the fact. Get over it.

Survey: About Scotus dismissing Texas election fraud suite. What is a 'judicously cognizable interest' ? Should the incompetent judge(s) be fired? by TropicalParadise in AskSaidIt

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no 'judiciously cognizable interest' means the court does not find any reason that Texas should be trying to tell other states how to run their elections. Mind your own business, in other words.

VOTER FRAUD ON DISPLAY: Houston Ballots All Have Same Signature and Same Address by christnmusicreleases in politics

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So sorry that happened to you. Stealing individual votes such as you experienced is a very tedious way to throw an election. While it might be successful for local races, it is unlikely to have an impact on national races where the margins are bigger. No doubt over the years there has been some fraud on both sides, there is a lot of history demonstrating that. And probably always will be, the stakes are high, it is so tempting.

Some states like Alaska and Colorado have been using mail-in ballots for years and have developed safe-guards, their citizens are confident in their system. Other states could learn from them. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2020/10/01/colorado-mail-in-ballot-absentee-voting-how-state-perfected-system/3572176001/

I heard of people tracking their mail-in vote like they would track their FedEx package. https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/01/politics/election-2020-mail-in-ballot-tracking-trnd/index.html

Internet voting will be the next big thing. We will have to do the regulation all over again so that everyone can be comfortable with that.

We as an electorate in general we seem to have lost the attitude that our opponents are the 'loyal opposition' - that they mean well, just have different ideas about the best way to govern. So many mean and scary things are said about the opposition. Fear not, Biden's presidency won't be that bad. He and the Democrats mean well, and will do their best. There will be another chance in four years.

Amelia May Johnson on Gab: ''We should give patriotism scores to products based upon: 1. where the product was made 2. where the materials came from 3. the ownership of the company that made it" by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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Caring about the viability of the land you love and its population should be the very basis of patriotism. Or is your patriotism an empty shell? What is patriotism to you?

Sidney Powell: ‘It Is a Mathematical Impossibility for 100’s of Thousands of Votes to Show Up For VP Biden Alone, and to Have Been Injected Into the System the Way That They Were’ by christnmusicreleases in politics

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Lol, you want me to access a PDF in the downloads directory of your C: drive, Rob? Somehow I doubt if that is a government website. It just gets more lame every time I look into it.

Amelia May Johnson on Gab: ''We should give patriotism scores to products based upon: 1. where the product was made 2. where the materials came from 3. the ownership of the company that made it" by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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I would add a score for environmental concerns: Major polluters get an F. And a score for paying their employees a living wage.

Amelia May Johnson on Gab: ''We should give patriotism scores to products based upon: 1. where the product was made 2. where the materials came from 3. the ownership of the company that made it" by TheAmeliaMay in politics

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Most things aren't made in the US because the dollar is an international currency, making a living wage in US dollars expensive compared to a living wage in other countries.

Sleepy Joe did not inspire anyone. Very few saw him as admirable, yet he won the presidential race? by christnmusicreleases in politics

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Yep. Democrats and independents viewed the Republican candidate as so bad that they came out in droves to get rid of him, even though the Democratic candidate was only so-so. Seriously. Get over it.

Sidney Powell: ‘It Is a Mathematical Impossibility for 100’s of Thousands of Votes to Show Up For VP Biden Alone, and to Have Been Injected Into the System the Way That They Were’ by christnmusicreleases in politics

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"And there was evidence voting machines were counting 1.26 for every Biden vote, but only .74 for every Trump vote." As a software engineer, I find it highly unlikely that voting machines are programed to count the vote with floating point rather than integer data types. Fractional vote counts have not been used since the civil war days. As a mathematician, I have yet to see their evidence. Nothing is preventing them from posting it on the web. the links that I have followed have not been convincing.

VOTER FRAUD ON DISPLAY: Houston Ballots All Have Same Signature and Same Address by christnmusicreleases in politics

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We have made big strides in this area since the electronic voting machines were first adopted. See this story from 2013: https://columbusfreepress.com/article/diebold-indicted-its-spectre-still-haunts-ohio-elections In some jurisdictions, we have paper trails that can be recounted, were the first gen voting machines did not. In places like Georgia they did recounts using these paper records, now the election officials are being bullied: https://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2020/12/02/georgia-election-officials-receive-death-threats-during-recount/ Recounts are expensive, and are restricted, Depending on local laws, only candidates in the race can demand a recount. Even when you are on the ballot, you might not be allowed: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/07/us-election-recount-halted-michigan-jill-stein . The price of peace is eternal vigilance.

VOTER FRAUD ON DISPLAY: Houston Ballots All Have Same Signature and Same Address by christnmusicreleases in politics

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If there was fraud, it could have been Republicans who committed it, which might be why Trump got as many votes as he did, even though he lost overall. If you want to change the results of the electoral collage, you have to change the results of a state or states that went to the other side, not a state that you won. Challenging states that are on your side is counterproductive. You could end up giving Texas to Biden if you succeed in proving fraud in Texas.

VOTER FRAUD ON DISPLAY: Houston Ballots All Have Same Signature and Same Address by christnmusicreleases in politics

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Those are not ballots. Those are applications for mail-in ballots. Are the applications for real people residing at those addresses? Is there a law that says you have to fill out the application for yourself? Didn't Texas go to Trump, in spite of the friendly campaign worker who helped people fill out requests for mail-in ballots?

Researchers declare liberalism a personality disorder - American Thinker by christnmusicreleases in truthleaks

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"the tendency for some individuals to see themselves as victims, including in seemingly harmless exchanges, often leading to a desire for revenge against those who wronged them and a sense of entitlement" that can "lead to [actual] revenge behaviors." Sounds like Trump

BREAKING: Michigan Sheriff: There Were "HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FAKE BALLOTS" Cast In Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer Orchestrated The WHOLE THING, Now SHE'S DELETING THE EVIDENCE by NewsJunkie in news

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His style is to insult marginalized people. He insulted enough people that he lost the vote. He hasn't insulted "his base" so they don't see it. Really wide margins, that's how he lost.

"The cost of sanity in this society is a certain level of alienation" - Terence McKenna by EndlessSunflowers in quotes

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Alienation, differentiation, separation, individualism, conviction.

We caught their fraud! And in this post tonight — OUR FIRST OF MANY — We will reveal how they stole the battleground states! The fix is in. The current results of the Presidential election in Pennsylvania reported to the public are fraudulent because they are nearly statistically impossible. by Orangutan in politics

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Early returns often do not reflect the final vote count. Happens every election. This election was a bit unusual, usually the Dems are ahead early because the big cities are quicker to tally and report the vote, and the cities are more democratic than the rural areas. In this election the Democrats encouraged voting by mail, while the republicans discouraged it. Dems are generally afraid of covid and Reps generally are not. So of course the mail-in vote, which was counted later, was heavily democratic. The article claims statistical improbability, but lacks the mathematical rigor to prove the claim.

My Thoughts on What's Wrong with Saidit by Nemesis in whatever

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Human nature and the two-party system conspire to limit intelligent discussion. Intelligent discussion on the internet is easier if the topic is car repair or cooking - easier for the mods to recognize off-topic posts, and far less knee-jerk hatred. Yet the effort is admirable and necessary.

Am I being shadow banned? by Vigte in Internet

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Why would they do that?

"Capitalism is why there are six empty houses in this country for every homeless person. Capitalism is why we waste 40 percent of our food. Capitalism is why 200 species went extinct today. Capitalism is why we go to war for oil. Capitalism is why your kid is going to die in a water riot." by EndlessSunflowers in LateStageCapitalism

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I am intrigued by the concept of a gift Economy, where an individual's social standing is based not on how much they own, but on how much they give and how the giving makes things better. Unfortunately it is rather fragile, and likely to be exploited by greedy people.

Make America Great Again by EndlessSunflowers in WayOfTheBern

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How!

I was thrown out of a helicopter when I was a child by [deleted] in claims

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that's horrible. so sorry.

What makes you feel old? by Light_Aura in AskSaidIt

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When the restaurant doesn't ask, they just give you the senior discount.