How Reddit Was Destroyed and how SaidIt can Change the future. — Reddit died with Aaron Schwartz. It's only gotten worse since then. Today I'd like to take you through the steps how Reddit was destroyed and how sites like SaidIt can change the world by Orangutan in AntiExtremes

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Reddit it is choc full of 'people' who have unrealistically human views now. So, so many of the people leaving comments are so pro-establishment that I'm always left wondering - Why haven't I met you in real life? You know? Not even my grandparents hold views like much of Reddit supposedly does.

Totally compromised website.

How Reddit Was Destroyed and how SaidIt can Change the future. — Reddit died with Aaron Schwartz. It's only gotten worse since then. Today I'd like to take you through the steps how Reddit was destroyed and how sites like SaidIt can change the world by Orangutan in AntiExtremes

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attack and scream loudly over you

I've found the same thing. And funnily enough just this morning I was watching a years old news thing about government computers being used as sockpuppets way, way back - '05 after Katrina, when people were critical of the government's (lack of) response. So it turns out a favourite tactic of these goons was being extremely verbally insulting.

When you've got no argument to defend, I guess the only thing you can do is attack.

The Term “Conspiracy Theory” Was Invented by the CIA In Order To Prevent Disbelief of Official Government Stories by turbokid in conspiracy

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Just reading the Wikipedia page on this - a professor named Blaskiewicz claims this term was already derogatory from the 19th century. He fails to note that the media has deployed this term systematically - and always with reference to anti-establishment, anti-war and anti-corruption individuals and groups - and that, regardless, the CIA did at least co-opt it for such a use.

Media Network Bias/Trustworthiness Chart by magnora7 in pics

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I was listening to Dr David Halpin talk about the BBC the other day, and he described it as a significant component in a global propaganda network. Go to any hotel room in the world, pretty much, and the BBC is gonna be pumped through it.

The BBC Trust is headed by Sir Roger Carr, chairman of the largest British arms dealer, BAE systems. The trust is staffed by the Queen, and parliament to some extent, and is entirely undemocratic. The royals also worked with BAE to secure the largest arms deal in UK history - 5 billion - to Saudi, which is helping prosecute their genocide in Yemen. Google an article from the BBC about the royals, though, and it'll be about some new baby, or how the queen, just a nice old lady, looks pretty in her new pretty hat.

When it comes down to the crunch, the BBC is always on the side of the military industrial complex. And it is reliably anti-Socialist, anti-population, as evidenced in it's disgusting coverage of the popular movement headed by Jeremy Corbyn in the last couple of years.

It is a more subtle organisation than, say, Fox. But it is more insidious in this way: My parents believe everything that comes out of it; even friends of mine, my age.

When they said that Blair was vindicated by murdering the innocent in Iraq, it was obvious that the BBC, though no doubt containing a few intelligent, ethical journalists, is nothing but the guts of the war-whore telescreen that Orwell warned us all to look out for.

Media Network Bias/Trustworthiness Chart by magnora7 in pics

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The BBC has 'minimal partisan bias'? Cardiff university found the BBC to be one of the most pro-war outlets in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. I remember night one of the bombing campaign, and the BBC said, "Tonight, Tony Blair's leadership has been vindicated!"

How can an impartial 'news' service say that in the middle of night one of the bombing campaign? A million dead. Many more displaced. I disagree with this with a passion.

James Woods: "Dear Mr. President, when will you get a Department of Justice with teeth? Voter fraud, criminal “sanctuary” hideouts, mass illegal invasion, the opioid epidemic, gang murders, drug cartels are all rotting the soul of our blessed America. Unleash the dogs of war, sir. It is time." by Orangutan in politics

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It is ambiguous, yeah. His really conservative politics makes me highly dubious though. And the word 'war' - used by a conservative American, in the age of MAGA, is dangerous in and of itself I reckon.

He seems like a peculiar guy really. Wasn't he pissed off about immigrants a while back? A guy who has all the pie he can eat, and he's angry about some people hoping to sweep up a few crumbs.

Unconditional Basic Income as the Social Vaccine of the 21st Century: It’s less costly to avoid problems from ever happening, than it is to fix problems once they do. It also happens to be the entire logic behind the vaccine, and its my belief that unconditional basic income has the same potential. by Orangutan in WorldNews

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silence dissenters by turning off the spigot

Interesting point. Still, it's hard to revolt when you're struggling, living paycheck to paycheck. The risk of missing a shift and getting laid off keeps revolution at bay. If they turned off the spigot, you'd get a revolution right quick. Perhaps.

Luke Kelly - The Auld Triangle - righteous Irish vocal music by Monoceros in music

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Get your tumbler out!

On Contact: Police Power with Alex Vitale, inc. a brief overview of the inception and history of the 'police force' by Monoceros in PoliceMisconduct

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The On Contact series is really good, and I implore you guys to check out more episodes. This one with Alfred McCoy, the guy who broke the story about the skyrocketing Afghan opium production post-invasion, is interesting too. Two great minds.

Tangentially Speaking - Chris Ryan podcast (Sex at Dawn writer) by Monoceros in podcasts

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I'd urge you to just binge on this podcast, the guests are both famous and unknown, from a variety of fields, and always fascinating.

Some recent ones that I enjoyed:

Politics - Yuck, but interesting https://chrisryanphd.com/tangentially-speaking/2018/1/30/300-michael-brooks-political-commentator

Gut microbiome expert - eat more leeks, guys! https://chrisryanphd.com/tangentially-speaking/2018/2/26/307-jeff-leach-microbiome-expert-anthropologist

Origins of life and the future of the species https://chrisryanphd.com/tangentially-speaking/2018/2/6/303-bruce-damer-astrophysicistorigins-of-life

Depression, SSRI drug scam, how we need to form connections to stay sane https://chrisryanphd.com/tangentially-speaking/2018/2/5/302-johann-hari-authorjournalist

The Strange Death of UK Iraq Weapons Inspector, Dr David Kelly, and the Lie that Led to the Invasion by Monoceros in conspiracy

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I'm sure this is old news for a lot of people, but it's really the moment where the UK committed itself to the greatest crime of our time.

Here's an excellent (as ever) episode of the Corbett Report covering the death of Dr Kelly in depth.

The Term “Conspiracy Theory” Was Invented by the CIA In Order To Prevent Disbelief of Official Government Stories by turbokid in conspiracy

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I've never heard a good refutation to this

Thanks for clarifying; I had suspected as much.

CEO Behind Murder of Environmental Activist Arrested: The murder of Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres shows that corruption reaches right to the top in the hydropower industry. by Orangutan in politics

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Wow, the news on this site is way more informative. Yeah, just leaving this here: Careers that disproportionately attract the highest numbers of psychopaths (Dr Kevin Dutton's work).

Number one on the list? CEO. Check out the whole list though - it goes a long way to explain the beige-furnished fascism that we're swimming in.