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

[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 1 funny5 insightful - 0 funny6 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Well the term "conspiracy theorist" was pushed by the CIA through the media starting in 1969, to delegitimize people who questioned the JFK assassination. They heavily associate "crazy person" with "conspiracy theorist" even though "conspiracy" is a legal term that essentially means the same as collusion.

Now I see OP posting dozens of articles with the word "conspiracy" in the headline every day, and running 2 conspiracy subs, almost as if with the intent to make saidit look like a "conspiracy website" so people will ignore it.

Part of the reason we made saidit was to get away from being forced to post anything controversial in /r/conspiracy. That word is used to delegitmize real discussions that need to be had. By framing them as "conspiracies" instead of just actual news, it re-frames the conversation in an unhelpful way.

Am I alone in seeing it this way? Maybe OP isn't doing this intentionally, but it's beginning to seem like it.

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

[–]magnora7 4 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Yup and no one can stop them when Monsanto execs literally run the FDA and Dept of Justice: http://occupy-monsanto.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/individual_monsanto_federal_position-large.jpg

Another Question About Creating Subsaidit by Nechama in AskSaidIt

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Hi, it's 40x4500.

It's extra-wide for widescreen monitors, but typically only the left-most portion of the banner is visible.

Let me know if you need any more help!

Another Question About Creating Subsaidit by Nechama in AskSaidIt

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

40x4500. It's very very wide, just in case someone has a very wide browser. But mostly only the left part is ever seen.

Is there a signal for auto-downloads? by FormosaOolong in AskSaidIt

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

It's almost always a link... where have you seen any that go to files that download?

Anyway, the best is to hover over it with your mouse and in the bottom left of your browser it'll say the URL. If you look at the end of the URL, check for a file ending (like .zip or .mp3 or whatever) and if there is none then it's just a website. That's how I'd check. But hopefully this shouldn't be a problem in the first place?

And lastly downloading a random file will not hurt your computer. Only if you run that file after it's downloaded can anything bad happen. If you immediately delete it during or after download, nothing bad can happen.

Let me know if you need any more help!

Dollar slips ahead of widely expected Fed rate hike by magnora7 in finance

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

The Fed keeps hiking the rate, I'm sure they're generating an economic crash due to overpriced money. They're relying on indicators that are largely detached from reality to revise their interest rate decisions. They've created a bubble by having the interest rates at 0% for 8 damn years straight, and now that Trump is president they're going to ratchet it up until that bubble pops, then they're going to blame it all on him.

I'm not a huge Trump fan, but this seems to be so obviously coming down the pipeline. Then the democrats will be elected in response to this economic crisis that was "caused" by Trump, when in reality it was caused by years of deliberate Fed interest rate policy.

It's very upsetting when our entire economy is being jerked around as a political ploy. Millions of people lost their homes in 2008. The Federal Reserve was created in 1913 in order to stabilize the money supply, to prevent these constant boom-bust cycles, but in reality they haven't stopped and instead are now planned for by the Federal Reserve. And those who attach themselves to these cycles profit greatly, so there's a lot of incentive to continue the cycles. It's messed up.

Facebook shares slip after Instagram founders quit by magnora7 in technology

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

Facebook owns instagram, of course. The founders leaving is an interesting signal. The fact it's more than one is very telling, I bet they no longer agree with the direction the product is being taken.

Documents reveal that the CIA worked with several newspapers, including the L.A. Times, to destroy Gary Webb, the journalist who exposed the CIA's cocaine smuggling connections. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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

Of course they did. They character assassinate everyone with any power who stands against them, it's one of their go-to weapons. What a joke of an organization, so incredibly corrupt.

Student EXPELLED for not loving China by useless_aether in communismwatch

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

This seems more like nationalism than communism, but ok

Conspiracy theorists share certain traits, scientists find by The_In-Betweener in ConspiracyHeadlines

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

Hey, The_In-Betweener, why did you post this article to saidit?

Something's going on here: Building a comprehensive profile of conspiracy thinkers by The_In-Betweener in ConspiracyHeadlines

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

What is your purpose in posting this article?

Is there a signal for auto-downloads? by FormosaOolong in AskSaidIt

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

Ah I see! No worries, it's all good! Let me know if I can help with anything else

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

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

He started a sub called "Conspiracy headlines" where every single submission has the word "conspiracy" in it. If someone wanted to make saidit look like a conspiracy website to drive people away, that's how they'd it. Thing is a lot of the articles are legit. But some aren't and are just basically smear articles against conspiracy theorists, implicating saidit and its users by association... makes me uncomfortable tbh. It wouldn't be bad if the guy didn't post about it so much. I've contacted him directly and I'm going to see what he says. I don't want to censor anyone, but I also don't want this site to get taken over by a mountain of bullshit articles that dilutes any real discussion. It's a thin line.