I'm against Basic Income funded by taxation. It's got to be funded by a wealth fund, or else by printing money by Gracehoper in BasicIncome

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The US Federal Reserve.

The Bank of England.

Every Western Central Bank is privately owned.

PSA: Our site culture is dropping. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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I recsll an oldmanCorley being concerned about exactly this. I'm concerned as well. Most people remain anonymous fire a reason. I

PSA: Our site culture is dropping. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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We don't want our votes tracked.

"We"? Speak for yourself. And who said anything about that?

Only a handful of people logged in here use their real names. I would consider it reckless, but to each their own.
Many come here because there is no email requirement.

Why do you suppose that is?

Why do Palestinians keep bringing children to protests with armed forces? by HurkaDurka in AskSaidIt

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If you really care about teenager lives then prove it with your actions.

Go to Palestine and witness it, and decide for yourself based on the facts that you witness with your own eyes.

I'm against Basic Income funded by taxation. It's got to be funded by a wealth fund, or else by printing money by Gracehoper in BasicIncome

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Really???

Care to provide some examples of these public sector banks?

Issue regarding the pornographic rule by HorseMeat in SaidIt

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Envision a bulging equine vagina...

Horsemeat is a unique female exception.

JK! Ha!

Issue regarding the pornographic rule by HorseMeat in SaidIt

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You can spank your monkey anywhere, crank the shaft anywere on the web even or oogle boobies on facebook!

You're assuming that horsemeat is man.

PSA: Our site culture is dropping. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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The SaidIt voting structure is a rigorously tested format.
The current format is elegant in it's simplicity.

If it's not broken, then don't fix it.

Certain parties are seemingly obsessed with other people's voting habits, which is one more unsurprising coincidence to add to the list.

Changing the voting structure led to the on-going demise of Reddit. The SaidIt voting structure is sound, which is probably why there is pressure to change it.

People are here because the system works. Contraversial posts get attention because the system is working as intended.

The addition of a potentially confusing voting system will not produce an atmosphere for community growth.
I doubt that an individual exists on the planet who would recommend a forum to a friend, based on it's wide range of custom voting options, so they could customize their level of voting interest for each submission.
That's the worst kind of nonsense fluffery.
Can you imagine being asked why you voted a 6, instead of an 8? Who cares about that shit, unless your interested in tracking certain individuals interests, or opinions. This creates an entire new set of risks, that I've described in the past.
We don't want our votes tracked.

Organic free-speech platforms should be allowed to develop freely, and without unnecessary complications.

PSA: Our site culture is dropping. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Shills can disproportionately out vote ideas they are paid to suppress, while impartial voters who haven't been exposed to quality evidence are influenced by the shills.

Deviating from basic voting methods can be exploited by parties who have an interest in seeing the public uninformed.

PSA: Our site culture is dropping. by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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Ranked voting is a slippery slope.

Noam Chomsky calling out Christian Zionism in the US as the main reason the US supports Israel by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

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I can't say for sure, but I agree that there is something suspicious going on with Chomsky.

Heres a link to some credibility damaging source for Choam.

Noam Chomsky calling out Christian Zionism in the US as the main reason the US supports Israel by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

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It's completely ridiculous.

MIC contractors DGIF about public consensus. It's not possible for an average citizen to purchase their products. They couldn't care less what we think.

They care about media PR (public support for war and conflict). Companies like Boeing actually have commercials, but no one can buy a plane. They are buying support from the media.

They also care about govt contracts, for obvious reasons.

Confronting a CEO does less than nothing. It gets you arrested.

Noam Chomsky calling out Christian Zionism in the US as the main reason the US supports Israel by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

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That would be interesting.

He could tell them how weak they are.

They could brag to him about how they control the media.

PSA: Read the comments before you vote! by wizzwizz4 in SaidIt

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That is certainly a possibility.
In that circumstance, evidence should be requested; and honestly evaluated on it's merits.

Conversely, there are some who comment to influence the discussion and steet it away from popular ideas, to avoid the appearance of a consensus on popular issues.
They are not honestly commenting, and they do not honestly consider evidence.

Politicians are cannibals by tiny in conspiracy

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Asking for a friend? /s

JK! ;-)

Bombshell! As Promised, Assange Dumps ALL Wikileaks Files – Here They Are! by HeyImSancho in SundogsPlace

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American media has been frightened away from publishing WikiLeaks material.

Also, this is the type of post where the Shills will forum slide and try to hijack and interesting comments.

Official High School Records Confirm Jihad-Rep Ilhan Omar Married Her Own Brother by useless_aether in politics

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UA? What's up with this?

Noam Chomsky calling out Christian Zionism in the US as the main reason the US supports Israel by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

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Then he suggests that the lobby could be reigned in by wearing a suit and tie, and protesting the lobby to Goldman Sachs, and the weapons manufacturers.
As if that would quickly neuter the lobby. That's ridiculous, and he knows it.

Do you think that this lobby is a weak organization, with little or no government and corporate support?

Noam Chomsky calling out Christian Zionism in the US as the main reason the US supports Israel by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

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Where in the video did he say "Zionism is independent of a state"

He didn't. However, there is actually much more to this story.

As I understand it; at that time there was not a formal state of Palestine. No Palestinian military, etc. The ottoman empire was dismantled after ww1. Palestine was part of that empire and had been protected by it for centuries, so it didn't have any formal protection.
This made it an easier target for Zionism than most places, although other regions (such as the Patagonia region of South America) were considered by early Zionist.
There was also christian support for Zionism to this region.

Chomsky supported a Jewish Zionist return to that region, and infact moved there for some time to a kibutsin collective. Many would consider this certifiable Zionism.

He opposes the formal state of Israel, but he considers all state power and authority to be illegitimate. Chomsky is an anarchist, and lectures on anarchist thought, and philosophy.

Anarchism is a philosophy that requires all authority to justify itself. If it cannot, then it should be dismantled, and social structures rebuilt from the bottom up.
Rinse and repeat, with the next power structure, and so on.
I'm confident you're already aware of this, but the community may not.

Therefore, he is opposed to state power in general, and favors the bottom-up grassroots form of human social organization. Local groups, organized in federated associations, etc.

Infact, his first published article was in support for the Catalonian anarchist movement during the 1930's Spainish civil war. He is a well established anarchist.

He's a Zionist by statement, and action. He's also an anarchist, by statement and action.

Would not you agree that he is an anti-state Zionist?

Edit: My point was that there is more going on with Chomsky than is overtly stated.
I agree that Chomsky is a gatekeeper.

Although, I agree with much of what he says.
However, the Fed is an indefensible fraud.
It's suspicious that Chomsky supports it...

Noam Chomsky calling out Christian Zionism in the US as the main reason the US supports Israel by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

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Here's one where he described the nebulous nature of being a Zionist. He was at one point an anti-Jewish-state Zionist youth leader.

He's an anarchist (which I'm not condemning), so he's anti-state in almost all situations.
Zionism in his view is apparently independent of a state.

Note: The interviewer seems surprised to hear this admission, and actually glances into the camera at this point. Which I find funny. To her credit, She quickly regains composure.

I should have clarified. I don't think that Chomsky directly supports the actions of the state of Israel. Just that he is a Zionist by his own admission.

I'm a fan of Chomsky's work, and generally agree with his world view. Not everything, though.

Terminally ill and wanting to combine two methods by termill in SanctionedSuicide

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You're condemning an innocent hotel worker to a lifetime of nightmares.

Have you notified your family? They would probably appreciate saying goodbye, etc.

What is your terminal illness?

Noam Chomsky calling out Christian Zionism in the US as the main reason the US supports Israel by magnora7 in WorldPolitics

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That's funny! I wish I had come up with that when I was posting Choam (and UA s gatekeeping).

In UA's defense something is definitely up with the selective nature of Choam's facts and arguments.

He denies the Truther movement. He claims not to understand that level of physics, which is beyond belief for "the smartest man in the world".

He says the banksters Fed isn't a problem for the US.

He openly admits to being a Jewish Zionist.

He's working for someone's cause.
I'm a fan of much of what he says. It's what he doesn't say....

The trolley problem by Snow in AskSaidIt

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Or... Invest in a proper trolley inspection and maintenance program.