Resignation letter of Nowata County, Oklahoma sheriff Terry Barnett, after a judge ordered her to reopen an unsafe jail with near-lethal carbon monoxide and exposed wiring. by magnora7 in news

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This is someone worthy of an elected position. She calls out factual reasons without grandstanding and puts her own conscience before duties to her job. Sad that integrity is so rare.

Just got banned from /r/australia for saying maybe unlimited immigration isn't the best idea, then banned from /r/darkenlightenment because I argued an elephant is less intelligent than a man by magnora7 in MeanwhileOnReddit

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Man, when elephants take over the world you're in deep shit. Elephants never forget. /s

Seriously though, reddit is now a circlejerk of programmed thinking. Yet someone (or group, corporation, etc) pulled a brilliant move by convincing the users they are so smart, much smarter than questioning dissenters. I wonder if I would get banned on r/dogs if I say cats are smarter than dogs.

Awesome! - but I think we need a downvote, and here's why by codywohlers in SaidIt

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I don't know....being ignored sends a very strong message. While an insightful post may get buried and therefore ignored from time to time, hate filled rancid posts that are ignored will go away and not be plastered on the front page.

Not downvoting forces you to engage in meaningful debate or it shows ambivalence. Maybe that can help divide and conquer techniques falter a bit. If you don't feed the stray cats in your neighborhood, they will look elsewhere for food.

Not saying you are wrong, just some thoughts.

What's inspiration behind your username? by Vulphere in AskSaidIt

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I have an insanely strong sense of smell, it's irritating really. If you went out drinking I can probably name most of what you drank a few hours later. Suppose my alt should be "my_eyesare-shit," I meant to register a something different here and just never did it.

Saidit is now the second-largest reddit alternative in the world after voat by Orangutan in whatever

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A toast to u/magnora and u/d3rr: may your down time be low, your traffic be high, and all input insightful. If not for you, we would be searching for meaningful content on reddit, voat, and the others. It is better here, and for that we thank you. Cheers.

Hillary Clinton Returns: ‘I’d Like to Be President’ by useless_aether in politics

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She's going about this all wrong. She needs to simply state that she identifies as president. Then, we would all have to accept her as president or be culturally insensitive jerks. It's socially not allowed to be so insensitive, therefore she would gain the consensus because we would all recognize her as president.

/s

Reddit pulls a YouTube - /r/911truth quarantined as misinformation, government info added by d3rr in MeanwhileOnReddit

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All are quarantined due to shocking or highly offensive content....except 9/11truth. (For the real story, go to the 9-11 commission's official page. Thanks admins of reddit, but I don't think the real story is there.)

I downloaded the official mobile app. When I search for r/911truth it does not come up. Other subs with similar names do. Even the relevant post list doesn't have one link from the original site (but I may have missed it, still need more caffeine).

Just a side thought, could this be detrimental to reddit alternatives? This move is likely to flood alt sites with a lot of racist crap. Can definitely see mainstream touting the integrity of reddit while showing the alternatives as platforms for hate.

The Tin Foil Hat Podcast With Sam Tripoli -- #119 The Return of Magnora7 - Black Cube Co., Anthony Bourdain, Sabotaging the Iranian Nuclear Deal and more by magnora7 in magnora7

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Really good show; you come off as knowledgeable, calm, and open to other perspectives. Lots of good info about stuff I didn't know!

Something I thought of while listening: The way I understand asphyxia, after about 3 minutes a person loses consciousness. When a person loses consciousness, every muscle relaxes and goes absolutely limp. There have been cases in which a person is alone and choking on something, passes out, muscle relaxation will cause the obstructing object to dislodge (if it is not wedged), and they wake up breathing on the floor. Wouldn't suicide using a doorknob to asphyxiate require a constant force to obstruct the airway? At some point the victim would pass out before death, removing that force. I don't have any idea how it was set up but thought I would throw that out there.

Anyway, awesome interview!

Saidit, what if we showed who voted on everything? by magnora7 in AskSaidIt

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Woah...that's a long list.

Who believes in conspiracies? New research offers a theory by The_In-Betweener in ConspiracyHeadlines

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"Hart hopes the research advances the understanding of why some people are more attracted to conspiracy theories than others."

Once they know why we are attracted to conspiracy theories, they will make sure to limit that attraction. This study is a conspiracy. /s

But seriously, who funds these studies?

Hi, I am a 13 year Reddit veteran seeking asylum on Saidit by friend in Introductions

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Asylum granted.

I've no power here, by the way.

But welcome, glad you are here!

What is your unique or obscure hobby? by Starlight_Fire in AskSaidIt

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I've been trying to cultivate bonsai trees from clippings, still new to it but I've got 2 started and in pots. It doesn't take much time really (though they aren't tolerant of neglect), but it will be a couple years before they look like actual trees.

Movie night with the bois! (And grills!) by Zombi in horror

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Great idea. My availability sucks but will participate when I can.

65% of Public School 8th Graders Not Proficient in Reading; 67% Not Proficient in Math by dcjogger in news

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By the time the average American student enters the 8th grade, he/she has had 9,360 hours of "education." We would be a nation of geniuses if the goal of schooling was education.

Do you prefer nightmode or daymode? by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Nightmode here. It feels like the anti-reddit.

Actor Who Accused Spielberg, Colbert Of Pedophilia Found Dead by magnora7 in corruption

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Greg Carlwood posted this yesterday concerning the death of Tracy Twyman. She had recorded a video for a few friends, and it was released after her death. The video mentions THC and a friend of Carlwood's and this is his response to it.

She was supposedly in touch with Kappy because they both were investigating some of the same things.

Here is a link to some info on her, and some of the things she and Kappy were working on. It also links the video THC responds to (I didn't want to post it directly because I haven't watched it, and Carlwood was pretty shook up about it and her death). No mention of how she died in the little searching I've done.

Snow by Entropick in VigtesSickofThisShit

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Hmm....if you are running for the purpose of cardio, you could shovel driveways. It would be helpful to others, a gesture of good will, and will raise your heart rate. It's a win for everyone.

If you are running for the purpose of escape, then you are in a pickle. You will leave tracks anywhere you go, giving away your path of escape and the type of shoes you are wearing (as well as the size). Plus you will be slow. Snowshoes, maybe?

Saidit is growing - A look at the numbers by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Glad to see this! So nice to see that when someone tries to do the right thing with honest intentions, others are drawn to it. I feel that this is one of the only sites out there that isn't pushing an agenda, trying to sell me something, or gathering data. Thanks for all you both do!

Reddit pulls a YouTube - /r/911truth quarantined as misinformation, government info added by d3rr in MeanwhileOnReddit

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There's a comment here saying that the quarantined subs are now only viewable on desktop. Haven't checked if it's true, but that seems big. I'm guessing that a large number of users are not on desktops as much as their phones.

Monsanto's global weedkiller harms honeybee gut bacteria by d3rr in science

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Just love how the spokesman for Monsanto immediately claims that the study can't be right. Let's not even entertain that a problem may exist. Any person, company, or group with good intentions would say, "We haven't come across that in our research, but this may be a problem. We will definitely look into this further."

Fuck these guys, they would have their children's world burn if they could increase their profit margin.

Reddit hacked, potential impetus for forcing 2FA by d3rr in MeanwhileOnReddit

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The old problem, reaction, solution. Any why the fuck is that post upvoted to 60k and gilded 4 times? Do they need to manufacture that much ass kissing?

Happy 4/20 friends! by d3rr in whatever

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SaidIt Promotional Ideas by JasonCarswell in SaidIt

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"Mommy, what's a wage slave?"

TIL: The CIA can remote-control cars and cause "accidents" suspiciously similar to dozens experienced by the establishment's political enemies. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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Haven't read the article yet but was thinking....last year I bought a new car. I've never owned a brand new car, I had a 2006 prior but it was costing more to upkeep than it was worth so I traded it. My old car had no bluetooth or any type of connections, but my new car has all the state of the art type stuff. I thought it was odd though that I can't turn off the radio. I can mute it, but it is always on. Meaning, it is always streaming something since I have xm and I usually link my phone. It maybe nothing, but does anyone find it odd that on newer vehicles we can't completely disconnect with a push of a button? I did some cursory searching and you can disconnect by disabling some wiring, but it is troublesome, at least a bit.

Maybe I am paranoid, I don't know. But I do leave all electronics behind when I run, walk the dogs, or go into stores.

Anyone know how/why a *single redditor* could/would be posting over a hundred of comments? 24-7? I just counted 133 posts from *dirtyharrison*, in a 24 hour period. That's just over 5.5 posts per hour; literally around the clock. by [deleted] in conspiracy

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Weird....11 posts at "47 minutes ago". From the outside, looks like a bot or someone on the extreme manic end of a bipolar episode.

Where is Glyphosate Banned? by i_cansmellthat in Health

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A good list of countries as well as U.S. cities that have banned or restricted glyphosate. From July 2018, found on the website of the law firm that represented Dwayne Johnson against Monsanto.

What are we even doing? by magnora7 in CriticalThoughts

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And I mean that, you are a free to choose as you wish, and that's one of the craziest things about this whole existence. We have all these choices we didn't even realize we had, because we never took the time to stop playing the mini-games we were fixated on, and just step back and re-evaluate things as a whole.

A couple of weeks ago, my nephew was complaining about his friend to me. He is 11, and while with a group of friends he had shot a video of one of them acting loud and crazy, like most 11 year old boys act. He had posted the vid on his youtube channel with his friends permission, but the next day his friend was adamant he take it down. His complaint to me was, "He is making me take it down." My reaction was close to anger at him, I told him no one can make you do anything. Leave it up, take it down, don't wear pants today, whatever. You always have a choice, some choices have consequences. Take it down because you choose to, not because you are forced to. I feel like what you said there echoed our conversation (in a way) in that many people feel they have to do something this way or that, when in fact they have way more control than they think.

Great write up, thought about it quite a bit since first reading it.

S. 729: A bill to prohibit the use of funds to Federal agencies to establish a panel, task force, advisory committee, or other effort to challenge the scientific consensus on climate change, and for other purposes. (Bill that is currently on the senate calendar) by i_cansmellthat in Collusion

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Yes, I understand this proposed bill is prohibiting funds, not speech or study. But doesn't science seek truth, and in so shouldn't a scientific claim seek information from all sides, especially when policy is being decided on a new frontier? By excluding funded study, they are excluding research that could produce possible solutions. Instead they are taking a side and shutting opposing views out. No matter where one stands in the debate, this bill doesn't seek truth.

H.R. 115: Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act by i_cansmellthat in VigtesSickofThisShit

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This bill was introduced 1/3/19, passed the house 1/10/19. Still has to pass the senate.

But, really? A bill to protect diplomats from surveillance through devices, but no legislation to protect citizens from big brother (at least I couldn't find any, please post if it exists). Congress sucks.

"One of the saddest lessons of history..." (Carl Sagan) by i_cansmellthat in quotes

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TIL Sagan gets a lot of hate.

Is this a fair use of our tax dollars? by magnora7 in finance

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Need food or housing? I guess you're screwed, someone needs a bonus for a beach house.

Would defense contracts be included in those numbers?

Monsanto's global weedkiller harms honeybee gut bacteria by d3rr in science

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There are days when I consider printing flyers and putting them on windshields and front doors. I feel that many people would feel strongly opposed to the current status quo if they had this information.

Who believes in conspiracies? New research offers a theory by The_In-Betweener in ConspiracyHeadlines

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I do agree with you in that if the word "conspiracy" is in the majority of titles when one comes to the opening page of the site, saidit will come across as a conspiracy website. Factual (or speculative) content that doesn't mesh with mainstream should be openly viewed and discussed without the crazy conspiracy theorist label. People seeking that will quickly go elsewhere if confronted by 10 articles titled with conspiracy.

That said, it could be that OP is just very enthusiastic and this is his/her thing. Maybe they didn't think about the implication of so many conspiracy related articles being linked.

It's good to be here by EndlessSunflowers in SaidIt

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I agree, great vibe here. Being on reddit is like trying to walk barefoot across the kitchen after you break a glass.

EU approves controversial Copyright Directive, including internet ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’ by i_cansmellthat in WorldNews

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Still faces a final vote in January, but fuck, this feels like more incoming censorship. The vote wasn't even close.

The Corbett Report – Problem Reaction Solution: Internet Censorship Edition by i_cansmellthat in conspiracy

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Have to say I wasn't looking at the Alex Jones purge this way, and James makes a compelling case that it is just one more example of how we can be manipulated to view these tech giants as our only options while hoping big government will make them behave.

"A Timeline of CIA Atrocities" by Nutbustinbuddha in conspiracy

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Thanks for this, good article.

Magnora 7 | Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, & The Suicide String Conspiracy - The Higherside Chats by magnora7 in magnora7

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Nice! Last year's interview was very good, and is probably the reason I landed here. Will listen tomorrow!

Why should I use this site? by leo in whatever

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There is no agenda here. No one here is trying to get your money, sway your opinion, manipulate your future purchases, censor your words, or gather statistical data. That's enough for me.

US Customs just seized a ship owned by JPMorgan after authorities found $1 billion worth of drugs on it by magnora7 in corruption

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New incentive to open a checking account, free coke for new customers.

Federal vaccine court quietly pays out BILLIONS by Tom_Bombadil in Health

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Billions funded by a tax on each vaccine, so essentially US taxpayers are paying those billions, not the companies manufacturing the vaccine. Make loads of money, no liability....can't lose (unless one actually cares about other people). Even if you choose a side on this issue, seems like both sides could agree that the producer should assume some liability.

Bayer gets to advertise in the super bowl, yet cannabis is rejected. Getting real sick of this shit. by i_cansmellthat in VigtesSickofThisShit

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Guess I'll be complaining about "big pot" in about 20 years or so. Funny, but yeah the cycle just keeps on going.

Can you imagine what the USA would be like if the government worked for the people, rather than the companies?

No, and that's sad. Technically, they do work for us though (at least that is what we've been led to believe, should probably fact check that one). We the people need to remember that.

Has anyone ever started a petition to fire the representatives that seem to favor corporate interests? I guess this would have to be done on a state/regional basis. Do petitions even work anymore? Guess I just outlined what I'm reading tonight.

Amazon Promises “Unwavering” Commitment to Police, Military Clients Using AI Technology by PsyDerr in technology

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I guess if I got the tax breaks that Bezos gets, I'd be committed to the government too.

Amazon is also dipping it's toes in the pharmacy/drug delivery industry and is starting it's own healthcare (aimed at it's own employees, but is rumored to have bigger aspirations). I don't know if I want them to have the keys to my front door....

This world is in desperate need for more Black Metal featuring a theremin by [deleted] in claims

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More theramin? I kind of inherited a theramin, played around with it and even have a dvd called " Mastering the theramin," (never watched it). Black metal may drown it out but since I personally like it I would vote hell yeah, the world needs more theramin.

Napping Not Allowed: Ban on Sleeping in Cars Could Allow Police to Seize Car Occupants Vehicles and Carry Out Warrantless Searches by dcjogger in news

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I'll show them, I will sleep in my driverless car while it burns that sweet, sweet petroleum. /s

Excellent post.

Has anyone lost faith in humanity? (Vent) by Jesus-Christ in ChattyKathys

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Faith, belief, and truth are tricky things. Add a dose of ego and you get self righteous, narrow minded behavior. I think it's a problem to label people though, a narrow minded person has the capacity to change and grow. I can personally attest to this, the last 18 months has kicked my ass but for the better, I think. Maybe approaching these thoughts from a faith (or lack of faith) perspective is not helpful to you, thinking in terms of hopeful optimism may suit you better.

Such as Moral Principles for example, at the end of the day this is used as a measurement to determine the good nature of somebody. But does any of it really even matter?

Yep it does. But one can only apply these qualities to oneself. You have your own internal code, and while that code may be changeable, when you violate it you will lose sleep. Living by your own code brings you peace.

Regardless of what we choose to do with our lives, how we treat others and what we believe in - sooner or later we will die, and that will be that. All the friends, bad memories, good memories, achievements - gone.

Reasonably true, but.....Think of this existence as a knitted blanket, you are a stitch as are all other living things. If you get pulled, the blanket may unravel, it may have a blemish, it may not be noticeable on one side. But you and others are united in existence to form the blanket. It may or may not make you important, but you are part of something. Does it matter what that something is? In this existence, the truth of our existence may not ever make itself known in a factually proven manner. Going forward with that knowledge in a positive way could be seen as noble.

I don't know, but I don't think anyone has cornered the market on truth. God, atheists, buddha, who knows. Maybe we all are fucked, but you can try to do the best with what you've got. If you fail today, try harder tomorrow. You can grow. I find a lot of peace knowing that I can't change anyone else, that's not my job. But trying to live positively can have a positive effect on others.

Rambling response, I hope it makes sense.

Isn't it weird that Trump hasn't done a thing to help 40M Americans in poverty, 29M without health insurance, 500K living on the streets, or entire cities without clean water... but suddenly he cares so much about humanitarian aid to #Venezuela that he's willing to start a war? by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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We should put together news footage clips of countries being invaded for "humanitarian reasons" with the song "milkshake," probably a copyright nightmare but might be effective.

2019-02-19 = Birthdate of the new religion... TRUTHERISM! - It's official. by JasonCarswell in Religion

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Don't know much about Ronin rules, but would "We will acknowledge our own mistakes and use them as a way to grow" apply? Truth is a journey, not a destination....something something.

There is a trap once something is declared absolute truth in that you stop seeking answers and stand still, closed off from new info. Hope that makes sense, my thoughts are scattered at the moment.

Water Fluoridation: A Critical Review of the Physiological Effects of Ingested Fluoride as a Public Health Intervention by Voracious_Observer in science

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(http://fluoridealert.org/researchers/government-reports/timeline-the-tsca-law-suit-against-u-s-epa/)

On November 22, 2016, a Citizens Petition under Section 21 of TSCA was presented to the U.S. EPA requesting that they exercise its authority to prohibit the purposeful addition of fluoridation chemicals to U.S. water supplies. We made this request on the grounds that a large body of animal, cellular, and human research shows that fluoride is neurotoxic at doses within the range now seen in fluoridated communities.

James Corbett did an interview last year with Dr. Paul Connett from this organization. I haven't kept up with this, but it looks like a trial date has been set for August 2019.

"Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy." — Howard W. Newton by magnora7 in quotes

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I think when approaching a statement which you feel is not factual, the goal should be to enlighten and not to invalidate. No one likes to be told their opinion or statement is wrong, they then feel the need to defend. State things in a way that doesn't attack the person/statement, and isn't being said to inflate one's own ego. And be open to the fact that you might be wrong.

College writing seminar will tell profs to not grade based on quality of writing in order to fight 'white language supremacy' by SundogsPlace in SundogsPlace

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Next....the grammar nazi trials in Nuremberg. All those that have used the FTFY tag will be thoroughly investigated.

Here is a full list of all 40 currently-serving US congresspeople who have dual citizenship with Israel by magnora7 in Collusion

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Maybe that is the reason so much American tax money is given to Israel, a citizen of Israel potentially benefits from an influx of money, and they are citizens.

How is it that an elected official that decides legislation does not have to disclose any dual citizenship? Not only are members of congress not required to disclose dual citizenship, they are protected from FOIA inquiries to protect their privacy.

Deerhunter - Death in Midsummer by i_cansmellthat in music

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Nice song, has a little Dylan mixed with Mountain Goats. "I could be your boyfriend or I could be your shame," what a great lyric.

I don't know much about this band, sounds worth checking out more.

MSM Is Getting Weirder, More Frantic, And More Desperate By The Day by magnora7 in propaganda

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The only thing keeping the many from rising like lions against the few to create a new world which benefits everyone is the establishment propaganda machine, and right now it is wildly off balance. Shove hard, and don’t stop shoving until it falls.

After reading this article, I was wondering just how each of us can shove. There's a link to this in the article which may be a good starting point to learn how to push back.

AP Exclusive: First gene-edited babies claimed in China by i_cansmellthat in WorldNews

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That's a great visual. I've encouraged (made) a few of my friends/family read this quote, it works way better this way.

"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

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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.

Pleiades ascending by i_cansmellthat in space

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This is a beautiful star cluster, and is visible to the naked eye in the east about an hour after the sun sets in the US. It looks like a small question mark. If you have binoculars, on a cold, low humidity night you can sometimes even see the blue glow around it.

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Mad cow disease detected at farm in Britain for first time in three years by useless_aether in Europe

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Prions are absolutely terrifying.

A startup’s bold plan for a mood-predicting smartphone app is shadowed by questions over evidence by i_cansmellthat in Health

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For people with no mental health issues, it provides no value at all. I can see it being harmful actually, like reading webmd and saying, "Yeah, I have that, and that..."

Apparently some mental health professionals see value. Maybe I'm being overly skeptical, but we already have a large percentage of people that have outsourced their own thoughts and beliefs. Just seems this will further that along.

A startup’s bold plan for a mood-predicting smartphone app is shadowed by questions over evidence by i_cansmellthat in Health

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While this may or may not be coming to a smart phone near you, the implications are a bit unsettling. This app, if successful, will predict if your emotional state is changing and how you will feel next week, according to the researchers involved. So, an individual is going to willingly surrender more personal data and privacy for better mental health. Sounds like a big win for the drug makers and the surveillance state to me.

Wouldn't this be a self fulfilling prophecy? If you tell me I'm going to be severely depressed next week, and I believe in this app, will I make choices that will in turn render me depressed?

Jeff Bezos has invested in this, and don't forget he is also getting into the healthcare business as well.

Some High Schools now requiring clear backpacks? by magnora7 in privacy

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I agree, this is conditioning an upcoming generation to trade their rights for safety. Combine this with locker searches and the kids think they have no right to privacy, privacy is dangerous and those that desire it must have something to hide.

There seems to be an uptick of this after school shootings, or after threats are made to schools. Sometimes the students vote it in, or the school board will. And it's not just high school students, some elementary schools have made it mandatory as well.

The Lawyers’ Committee for 911 Inquiry by i_cansmellthat in 911truth

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"The Lawyers' Committee, along with some 9/11 family members and survivors, have exercised our constitutional and statutory rights to petition the Department of Justice to present evidence of 9/11 crimes...crimes that have never been investigated or prosecuted, to a special federal grand jury."

Lots of information on investigations, and resources on how to get more info as well as spreading this to others. They have followed through on the petition, and looks like most recently they filed an amended petition on July 30th, 2018.

5G Warning Testimony from Michigan state senator Patrick Colbeck by i_cansmellthat in Health

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He is putting himself out there with this testimony. I don't know much about him, but I respect what he is saying because no one else is in his position is saying much at all. I especially like that he calls out the FCC. He says that they shouldn't be in charge of towers that produce possible health risks, especially since they are staffed with ex-telecommunications executives.

Even the CDC won't say cell phones (or radiofrequency radiation) don't cause cancer, they don't commit either way but they do acknowledge a possible link to gliomas, a type of malignant brain cancer. The cell phone makers also acknowledge this in the info brochure included with a cell phone, in very small print in the last pages. At least that is where I found it when I looked in mine.

The Tin Foil Hat Podcast With Sam Tripoli -- #119 The Return of Magnora7 - Black Cube Co., Anthony Bourdain, Sabotaging the Iranian Nuclear Deal and more by magnora7 in magnora7

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Oh wow, that's awful. Should have known that there is a vid out there, but that makes me sad. I guess I'm lucky, I've not been in a place where going out like that would be an option. And as much as I like to verify stuff, going to take your word on this one.

Trump’s economic adviser: ‘We’re taking a look’ at whether Google searches should be regulated by voter in politics

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So, are the people on r/conspiracy that post frequently about reddit conspiracy being excluded from google paid shills to sway opinion or a normal person falling for the plan of government regulation of search engines?

Are we missing the big picture when it comes to glyphosate? by i_cansmellthat in C_S_T

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Not only the fact that cancerous glyphosate is in our food, but that our scientific establishments are prevented from researching this in various ways, through funding and through control of the publishing process at various scientific journals.

When did science sell out? Is it a human nature problem or are the scientists with clout placed in high levels of influence because they can be bought? A true scientist wants to find truth, and I'm fearful that those people have been silenced.

Regulatory capture makes me sad. The ones in power place those who wish to please in these mid to upper level management/authority positions and they just tow the line to maintain a lifestyle.

The fact they're banned (and/or Glyphosate is banned) in many countries around the world. For a reason.

Gonna work on a list of such countries, that just isn't talked about enough.

I just wonder, are we to blame? We post to forums and talk about it, but it obviously isn't enough. Being "woke" has to mean something more than being aware, after all if you are woke you need to make others aware. And if one is aware and they continue to let others take advantage of them, isn't a little of the blame on them? Maybe we are doing it wrong.... I really hate to be taken advantage of, and that is what is happening to me and you and a whole lot of other people. How long are we going to allow these parasites to bleed us? What do we need to change in order to stop this?

Rambling drunk post, we've been drinking since 3:00 PST here.....sorry if it's not so coherent. Thanks for this site magnora7, it is a long jump in the right direction.