Dartmouth is facing a $70m lawsuit from women who claim the school ignored years of sexual harassment by professors: "The lawsuit alleges, the college then took steps to silence the 27 complainants, including expulsion, handing out unwarranted failing grades and publicly denouncing the victims." by Orangutan in news

[–]dcjogger 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

The tyrants came. They dropped their bombs. They eroded our freedoms. They undermined our system. They lined their pockets. The took advantage of our fears. They elevated themselves above the law. They look down upon us, safe in their castles as we revolted not against them, but against each other.

Candy Desk by Mnemonic in politics

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I also like that there's one shared candy desk, rather than one for each party

How to remove yellow triangle (or opt-out from Canary)? by RavAshi in SaiditCanary

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

I guess he ran out of actual bugs and is making up new bugs lol

The US Justice System in a nutshell by magnora7 in corruption

[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

And the homeless guy even turned himself in...

This system crushes the powerless, and lets those with money skate free

Does we really need canvas fingerprinting in saidit? I find it in Reddit, too. by RavAshi in SaidIt

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Okay I reproduced this in Firefox and did some testing. It's alerting on getBoundingClientRect() as used in bootstrap.tooltip.js and/or jquery-2.1.1.js https://github.com/libertysoft3/reddit-ae/search?q=getBoundingClientRect&unscoped_q=getBoundingClientRect

Also alerting here: https://getbootstrap.com/docs/3.3/components/

So at this point these two js libraries are so integral to the site that they cannot be removed. If you want to check and see if newer jquery and bootstrap are cleaner and don't set this extension off, maybe a case for upgrading can be made. But on the bright side I came across none of this shadowban code that does actual browser fingerprinting.

[Meta] Comprehensive /r/conspiracy reform by Orangutan in conspiracy

[–]Orangutan[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Stupid ass shit. Investigating those fake pipe bombs that were sent around pre-midterm elections. Supposedly too much personal information. The worst.

"War is a racket. It always has been... a few profit - and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it...." - General Smedley Butler by magnora7 in quotes

[–]i_cansmellthat 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Kindness breeds kindness (a not-for-profit kindness though). Maybe small acts can snowball, I am really hopeful that this is true. Mix in a dose of knowledge and perspective.....but how?

Our current social environment is so divided and hateful. The core truth of how governments attain and keep power is so occluded with misinformation, and now it seems they have found a way to control the people by co-opting one's very identity (conservative, liberal, immigrant, etc). All this contributes to the public being so busy picking a side, that we don't realize we are the pawns in the business of war. It's crazy, but I don't think everyone realizes we are actively engaged in the business of war, at this very moment. In the US, if you pay taxes you are contributing to the business of war. Maybe people need to ponder on that.

In the movie "They Live" the protagonist finds a box of sunglasses that, when worn, show things as they really are. (It's a campy movie, but the message is solid) We need to find the box of sunglasses. I don't know, maybe none of us are looking for it. But I think if we found the box, and we could just be kind to one another, it would be a start.

Candy Desk by Mnemonic in politics

[–]Vigte 1 insightful - 2 funny1 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

Given what we know about the vast majority of the creeps who work in that room - a drawer of candy seems more sinister than it would if it was in a doctor's office or grocery store check out...

Instead of blaming people for what should happen, what should I do for the community? by Ginidoe in FakeNews

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I'm only speaking for myself, and yes fucking both sides is proving to be somewhat successful https://represent.us/election2018/

Candy Desk by Mnemonic in politics

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Toomey!
Hey, Toomey!
Toooooomeeeeey!!! Hey! Throw me some candy!
Toomey, you're so sweet.

Eleven CIA Democrats Won House Seats by Orangutan in politics

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 2 funny1 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

Are they left-leaning CIA Democrats? The type who favor starving children and families with sanctions; rather than bombs, and paramilitary death-squads? /s

Instead of blaming people for what should happen, what should I do for the community? by Ginidoe in FakeNews

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Are you encouraging Ginidoe to "fuck both sides", on behalf of the Saidit community?
Does anyone have any experience with this tactic?

'It's a Crisis of Civilization in Mexico.' 250,000 Dead. 37,400 Missing. by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

The second amendment is #1.

"War is a racket. It always has been... a few profit - and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it...." - General Smedley Butler by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

The Fascist Plot to Overthrow FDR.

In 1933, Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler was approached by a wealthy group of industrialists and bankers called the "American Liberty League", including Prescott Bush (George W. Bush's grandfather) who asked him to command a rogue army of 500,000 veterans that would help stage a coup to topple then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In 1934 Butler testified to the McCormack--Dickstein Congressional committee on these claims. In the opinion of the committee, these allegations were credible. One of the purported plotters, Gerald MacGuire, vehemently denied any such plot. In their report, the Congressional committee stated that it was able to confirm Butler's statements other than the proposal from MacGuire which it considered more or less confirmed by MacGuire's European reports. No one was prosecuted.

In 1936, William Dodd, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, wrote a letter to President Roosevelt in which he stated,
"A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government and is working closely with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. I have had plenty of opportunity in my post in Berlin to witness how close some of our American ruling families are to the Nazi regime.... A prominent executive of one of the largest corporations, told me point blank that he would be ready to take definite action to bring fascism into America if President Roosevelt continued his progressive policies. Certain American industrialists had a great deal to do with bringing fascist regimes into being in both Germany and Italy. They extended aid to help Fascism occupy the seat of power, and they are helping to keep it there. Propagandists for fascist groups try to dismiss the fascist scare. We should be aware of the symptoms. When industrialists ignore laws designed for social and economic progress they will seek recourse to a fascist state when the institutions of our government compel them to comply with the provisions."

The proven record of Prescott Bush's involvement in financing the Nazi war machine dovetails with the fact that he was part of a criminal cabal that actively sought to impose a fascist coup in America.
President George Walker Bush's grandfather (Prescott Bush) and great grandfather (George Herbert Walker) were among Wall Street's ultra-right wing elite. Before WWII, they were among the key players who coordinated the flow of investments from American multimillionaires into Germany. They profited by helping to coordinate the American financing behind Hitler's rise to power. During the war, they even profited from companies that armed the Nazi war machine and used slave labour at Auschwitz. Then, after the war, Prescott Bush was instrumental in helping to launder Nazi loot for Fritz Thyssen, who was one Hitler's earliest and richest industrialist backers.

"War is a racket. It always has been... a few profit - and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it...." - General Smedley Butler by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Yep. He was a beloved general, and a man of the people.

IIRC: He fought Congress to get WW1 vets paid what they were owed, when the Congress wouldn't pay the vets (what was essentially a pay advance). People were understandably desperate, due to the great depression. Butler spoke publicly on the vets behalf. Which made him the perfect candidate for the coup.

The plan was for him to lead the vets against the White House and take power, which probably would have been accepted. Especially, given the deep-state support he had. The American Nazis actually won WW2. Consider "Operation Paperclip".

Smedley Butler was a peerless patriot.

"War is a racket. It always has been... a few profit - and the many pay. But there is a way to stop it...." - General Smedley Butler by magnora7 in quotes

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Butler single-handedly prevented a fascist coup in the 30s during the FDR presidency. The conspiracy was to make Butler the president. He played along until he could positively identify all of the key actors (including Prescott Bush who I/was Dubya's grandad), and then reported it to FDR and the Congress.
FDR chose to do nothing. Butler was incredulous.

Has linux's sjw coc brought its bad side effects? by RavAshi in Linux

[–]Broken-needles350 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

ah :o

Candy Desk by Mnemonic in politics

[–]Mnemonic[S] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I thought it was humanizing. Like putting a flower on your desk, or having some cookies in the break room.

How to remove yellow triangle (or opt-out from Canary)? by RavAshi in SaiditCanary

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

What yellow triangle? You can unsub from this sub like any other.

God's Lonely Programmer by RavAshi in Linux

[–]RavAshi[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Computer Freedom! In celebration of free speech and freedom to use your devices, What's Saidit's favourite distros? by SamsaricSwartz in Linux

[–]RavAshi 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Too bad the programmer seems not "healthy", and has passed away now.

'It's a Crisis of Civilization in Mexico.' 250,000 Dead. 37,400 Missing. by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

[–]SundogsPlace[S] 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

It's a disarmed society; only the government, and the criminals have the guns. At best at home, a hunting rifle, or shotgun to defend yourself against highly trained, and well armed thugs.