Whoopsies... by useless_aether in ElectionsUSA2020

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Man there has got to be a better way to communicate this information than the inflammatory "ha, gotcha libs!" angle it's presented in

I'm sick of lazy meme posts that don't provide sources for their position. by indianusjones in VigtesSickofThisShit

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Yeah that's a great idea. We've long wanted a way to build a repository of sources for each post itself, that'd be really helpful. Comments can do that too, but to have some sort of formalized way to do it seems like it would be helpful.

Saidit keeps getting nonsense frontpage generalizations about liberals so I thought I'd help balance it out with some Conservative Paradise by EndlessSunflowers in conspiracy

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I think that's kind of the point OP is making, I suppose. Given the title.

But eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. The moderate voices get lost in the noise if each side pretends the other side is represented only by their extremists.

But I also agree with the sentiment of OP that there have been a lot of things crossposted from voat lately that are basically "liberals are all dumb" memes and I don't like the bias.

However I'm not totally sure the mud-slinging of the OP is the best way to address this, but it certainly is getting attention

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

[–]magnora7[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's the most important thing because it gets an insane amount of funding, and kills millions of people. Everything else is small potatoes distractions by comparison. I don't want my tax dollars overwhelmingly going toward mass murder and imperialism. So yes, it matters the most.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

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Lol you honestly think we'd be a on a legitimately different track right now? We'd be on the same track with different window dressing. Still sending billions in military "aid" overseas used to kill tons of people we don't like, for profit.

We'd probably be also in a hot war with russia over Aleppo, because Hillary wanted to create a no-fly zone that Russia said would've definitely led to retaliation because of direct invasion.

We were given two terrible, terrible, options. By design. Military-industrial complex wins either way.

Footage today from the inside of Notre Dame after the fire by magnora7 in Europe

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=16&v=LGosOvv514E

Not sure if it's true yet, just some random video I came across

edit: Nowhere in this video do they actually show a clip of the guy speaking and saying that... I'm trying to find a real source on this and having trouble... help would be appreciated

edit2: Here is the original, the guy is speaking french. Does anyone speak french? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI9v7rIu3t0&feature=youtu.be

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

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Lol as if the Democrat/Republican divide actually mattered and wasn't just a controlled opposition situation to give people the illusion of choice. If you only are inputting on bit of data in to the system every 2 years, you're not really doing much

I'm sick of lazy meme posts that don't provide sources for their position. by indianusjones in VigtesSickofThisShit

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Yeah I agree, it could be right under the title.

Political cartoons pointing out obvious hypocrisy are apparently ban worthy now. by useless_aether in politics

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Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit, are all complete jokes at this point. Anyone still using them and expecting any modicum of free speech is kidding themselves.

But also on another point, just because someone who speaks the truth is hated, doesn't mean someone who is hated is automatically speaking the truth.

The great pretenders by useless_aether in ElectionsUSA2020

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I used to love Ben Garrison but now he just churns out low-effort Republican talking-points garbage like this.

What happened to his cartoons like this? https://i.imgur.com/VHrXMTG.png

Block/hide users by Flesh in IdeasForSaidIt

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We have it, but it only blocks private messages and not posts and comments. It has to be expanded to have more functionality. This is currently priority #19 on our to-do list out of the 61 total open feature requests. We'll get there eventually

Saidit.net — April 17, 2019 — HTML5 expandos now support mp3, wav, ogg, and mp4 naively! Wiki link added. Home page listings further streamlined. by magnora7 in SaidIt

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Oh right my bad, I'll add that stuff to the main announcement. I knew I was forgetting something.

Is it normal for I don't watch TV? by Snow in AskSaidIt

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Now, if you took good drama and infused it with deeper meaning than the corporate agendas of consumerism and division, and embedded real lessons, values, warnings, and solutions - then you'd have a great product again and be introducing food for thought...

AKA the news...

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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Meet useless_aether, Noam Chomsky gatekeeper.

If someone is telling you so hard not to listen to someone, maybe it's because they fear what they will say?

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King, Jr. by magnora7 in quotes

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I never said there is no difference at all, I just said the difference is so minuscule that the significant policy matters wouldn't be affected. That's what the deep state is, that's why the military-industrial complex embedded itself within the government. That's why the US has been at war 210+ years of it's 240 years of existing. And why the war economy makes up almost 1/3 of the US economy.

War cannot stop or else the economy collapses. So they create reasons for war. And lots of people suffer as a result.

Whoopsies... by useless_aether in ElectionsUSA2020

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In all seriousness though, what does the VP of the US's son have anything to do with being the Director of a destabilized country's energy division?

What is the non-corrupt interpretation of those events?

"Culture is not your friend..." - Terence McKenna by magnora7 in quotes

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There are also degrees of engagement, and not all culture is created equal

Not long after I commented that I blocked Gallowboob and a number of other power users/mods and it's made my reddit experience better and more authentic, I received this message. by cmdrrockawesome in MeanwhileOnReddit

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nah, don't feed the trolls. Just ignore these idiots. This isn't a troll war, this an information war, and the trolling is just an attempt to distract from that

Footage today from the inside of Notre Dame after the fire by magnora7 in Europe

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It was all the wood scaffolding on the roof