Spotify to Take Down Neil Young’s Music After His Joe Rogan Ultimatum by P-38lightning in news

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Ha! Well Neil is a better song writer and musician than all of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and I say that as someone who listened to much more Syynyrd as a teenager (several times a day) than to Neil, who was rather whiney for my standards back then. I'm pround of Neil for his recent approach. We should not be part of any group that promotes lies.

ShalomEveryone is a full of shit enemy of humanity, and I ask for them to be banned for perpetually sealioning, shilling, lying, and dragging down discussions (only the last is ban-worthy by site rules). by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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You too have the same problem of assuming that disagreement must be paid for. Come to think of it, it's been a while since you've asked Saidit to ban be. Go on then, more posts asking to ban people. Break more Saidit rules. Or, leave me alone.

BAN CIRCUMSCISION by yabbit in whatever

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It's a quote - and link - to one of 54 women and their opinions.

ShalomEveryone is a full of shit enemy of humanity, and I ask for them to be banned for perpetually sealioning, shilling, lying, and dragging down discussions (only the last is ban-worthy by site rules). by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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So - the only people who would dare disagree with you must be paid to do so, because everyone would otherwise agree with you.

BAN CIRCUMSCISION by yabbit in whatever

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Again Jet - the post you respond to is not my comment on the penis. My initial comment further up in the thread is one quote from 54 women on the subject. Then I had to respond to dumb comments about doublt standards. One of my replies is what you're responded to, but I referred to the labia and you are referring to the penis. There is absolutely no double standard because there is absolutely no comparison between the end of the foreskin of a man and th clitoral organs of a woman, nor is there for the circumcision of each of them. They are completely different in a number of significant ways, one of which is the thousands of nerve endings in the clitoral organs, verses relatively few nerves extending to the narrow tip of the foreskin. If you don't know this, read: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60885.Woman .

BAN CIRCUMSCISION by yabbit in whatever

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It seems you've interpreted the opposite of my comment. If you look at the context of the discussion, you'll see that my comment is against female genital mutilation, and that those who support it do not like women or how they look. Regarding the 'odd' comment - perhaps forget about it - as it's part of the context in the discussion about how people sometimes on very rare occasion will view odd looking genitals on people. It's certainly not a comment on the labia in general. Perhaps read my other comment about the extreme differences between female and male circumcision. This is the basis of my main arguments in the thread.

ShalomEveryone is a full of shit enemy of humanity, and I ask for them to be banned for perpetually sealioning, shilling, lying, and dragging down discussions (only the last is ban-worthy by site rules). by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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Socks is an antisemite too stupid to realise he's a racist.

Read my comment history before you make dumb insults like this. And if you don't want to read the comment history, ask me about Israel.

Such a person will do a lot of damage pretending to be Jewish.

Also a dumb comment. Please think before commenting.

ShalomEveryone is a full of shit enemy of humanity, and I ask for them to be banned for perpetually sealioning, shilling, lying, and dragging down discussions (only the last is ban-worthy by site rules). by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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I'm not Shalom - and as you may have seen by now, I've defended him in this crazy thread.

ShalomEveryone is a full of shit enemy of humanity, and I ask for them to be banned for perpetually sealioning, shilling, lying, and dragging down discussions (only the last is ban-worthy by site rules). by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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Believe me, users are being nice to you. When they want to insult you, there won't be nuance. Welcome to Saidit, as I and others appreciate your comments, with the exception of this recent one.

An Afghan migrant who worked with U.S. troops before being evacuated to the US has been convicted of raping a 3-year-old girl on a Marine Corps base in Virginia, telling authorities that the molestation of children is merely a part of his people’s culture, and no reason to throw him in prison. by Chipit in news

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As much as I'd like to agree, sometimes there are false accusations, and if his junk is removed, he'd still be a pedophile, as there are various kinds of molestation. Pedophiles must be imprisoned and tracked, as happens now. Moreover, the misleading title of this post should instead be: "A [pedophile] has been convicted of raping a 3-year-old girl in Virginia]." And because he's a pending migrant, he should be handed over to the Taliban, for them do decide what's approporate for pedophiles.

BAN CIRCUMSCISION by yabbit in whatever

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The statement is a quote that's linked to the opinions of 54 women.

BAN CIRCUMSCISION by yabbit in whatever

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Hopefully you've noticed that men and women are biologically different down there. Removing part or all of the clitoral organs - which has happened in a number of African countries - is torture, as there are also thousands of nerves in that area, and this is done to girls who experience excruciating pain, excessive bleeding, sometimes suffer from serious infection, and sometimes have trouble urinating, all at great cost to their families for the procedure, after which they feel much less in that area. It's serious trauma. This is not true of foreskin.

Regarding the nerves, read this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003UEQNZO

Regarding the female genital mutilation, read: https://www.amazon.com/Female-Genital-Mutilation-around-World-dp-3319780050/dp/3319780050

Regarding WHO's report on it: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/female-genital-mutilation

Quebec Has BANNED the Unvaxxed from Walmart - And It Isn’t Going Well by sproketboy in canada

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First protest video I've seen with the speaker holding his dog's poo in the other hand. It's also funny that he's the only one outside. I agree the vaccine requirements for stores are government overreach and idiocy (but N95 masks really should be required). It's not, however part of a fourth revolution or whatever. It's political pandering, the solution to which is to protest peacefully and elect better people.

BAN CIRCUMSCISION by yabbit in whatever

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Those men would not like the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, woman, &c, and should instead find other men that they would prefer. The labia majora is less likely to trap bacteria. And it's very rarely odd looking.

BAN CIRCUMSCISION by yabbit in whatever

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Praise the Lord! by Gravi in funny

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I said: "or this"

"Or" in this case is a reference to an alternative approach. If however I had said "and", I would have referenced the same kind of approach. Trump has been referred to as a kind of saviour and Jesus-like person. You can find the references by searching for those terms. Another approach is that provided in the video, albeit not Jesus, specifically.

I hope this will help you understand my comment. Moreover, the issue I link to is specifcally about: "White supremacists, nationalists and antigovernment conspiracists feverishly embrace the Republican candidate as their Great White Hope, not to mention a 'Patriot sleeper cell.'"

ShalomEveryone is a full of shit enemy of humanity, and I ask for them to be banned for perpetually sealioning, shilling, lying, and dragging down discussions (only the last is ban-worthy by site rules). by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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No - Popper - those who disagree with you aren't odd beings. They are much like you and other people.

ShalomEveryone is a full of shit enemy of humanity, and I ask for them to be banned for perpetually sealioning, shilling, lying, and dragging down discussions (only the last is ban-worthy by site rules). by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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this site would be infinitely better off without the likes of u/socks and u/ShalomEveryone

Interesting point. Some of the users here have said the opposite, because disagreements can build conversations and debates. I have a list of users who've disagreed with the extreme right-wing propaganda on Saidit, and have left within a few months. Perhaps you could raise your comment as a question in /s/AskSaidit and see what happens. I think Saidit has potential as a site for political debate, partially because users here seem to be somewhat less extreme, and seem to be older, but it can't keep users who disagree with the right-wing party line. Still, it's not like patriots.win, which is insane, and has many users. Perhaps Saidit will remain as it has this past year. But for those who want Saidit to grow (/u/magnora7), they could discuss what you've mentioned. There are periods when this is a popular subject on Saidit.

Praise the Lord! by Gravi in funny

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Are we discussing hypocracy? If so, consider that the "Christian Right" isn't really Christian, nor is it right about anything. They will happily vote for a corrupt person like Trump.

ShalomEveryone is a full of shit enemy of humanity, and I ask for them to be banned for perpetually sealioning, shilling, lying, and dragging down discussions (only the last is ban-worthy by site rules). by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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This too is low POD, as usual. Do think about the site rules. (This is obviously not about M7. You're not helping Saidit when you are always allowed to break the rules.)

ShalomEveryone is a full of shit enemy of humanity, and I ask for them to be banned for perpetually sealioning, shilling, lying, and dragging down discussions (only the last is ban-worthy by site rules). by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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M7 is correct. If I had called someone "a full of shit enemy of humanity," I'd be banned.

ShalomEveryone is a full of shit enemy of humanity, and I ask for them to be banned for perpetually sealioning, shilling, lying, and dragging down discussions (only the last is ban-worthy by site rules). by JasonCarswell in AskSaidIt

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In my view it's not a satire account. He's genuine, and writes exactly what he believes. He contributes to Saidit, which I think is sufficient for him to be welcome here, regardless of what others think of him. He's not any of the things he's accused of here by the OP, or in the thread. (He and I often disagree and agree on a broad range of issues; not that this matters, however.)

President Biden calls reporter "a stupid son of a bitch" by jet199 in news

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Biden talks like this all the time. If you'd been in politics for decades you would talk like this too. The sone of a bitch reporter said: "Do you think inflation is a political liability in the midterms?" And his natural response, "it's a great asset — more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch." I'd like him ot talk like this more often about the greedy bastards who are blocking voting rights and jobs bills, at great cost to the 99%. Fuck those asshats.

S&P 500 down 1.89% for the day on Friday, Bitcoin down 4.2% for the day, down 19% for the week by magnora7 in finance

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The system has become hooked on free money and now it will have lot of trouble functioning without it.

Seems so

S&P 500 down 1.89% for the day on Friday, Bitcoin down 4.2% for the day, down 19% for the week by magnora7 in finance

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Select 1y or 5y or max on this graph:

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-max&q=dow+graph

My point is that the long-term view is helpful in this case. The market is overvalued partially because of the foolish reduction of regulations several years ago.

And you posted your comment 3 hours ago, after the market rebounded today.

Thus the only currency that took a serious hit is crypto, and it remains down: https://coinmarketcap.com/

Select YTD or 1y, here:

https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/bitcoin/

Praise the Lord! by Gravi in funny

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Christian evangelists love him. If you search for: Trump evangelists; you'll see all of the crazy

Praise the Lord! by Gravi in funny

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Lets not forget the Trump/Jesus imagery, or this

Barely a difference between them by Gravi in memes

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I don't agree - of course - but I can't stop laughing.

What the Joe Rogan podcast controversy says about the online misinformation ecosystem by socks in politics

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Depends on who you think those people are. There's a very old tradition of motivating a minority of voters to think that they can overturn the (democratic) approaches of the majority. By normalizing lies and misleading discourses, Trump, Rogan, and others have created an alternate universe for voters who'd prefer to avoid reality, and instead believe in the baseless claims of con men. They should be called what they are: traitors.

Surfer Kelly Slater: “It’s sad to see the celebrated division by the ‘virtuous’ vaccinated. If you’re vaccinated why are you concerned/worried about anyone else’s status … unless, of course, it doesn’t protect you? ... So much brainwashed hatred in people’s hearts regardless of vax status.” by Orangutan in WorldNews

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Why are you saying the infection rate has dropped when many countries are seeing their highest ever infection rates?

Different countries get the highest levels at different times. See the graphs here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ Select the country you want to see and there is a graph which shows a periodic reduction of the number of cases.

It might reduce the spread by a small about but in the real world that doesn't have much effect.

The opposite of this. (The spread has reduced significantly, whcih has allowed for the reopening of businesses. Where do you get your news and information? With respect, this is well known.)

Most cases are caught in hospital, care homes, work, the family home where people are together for hours. Being 40% less infectious might make a difference when you are passing people on the street but in those situations it has next to no effect.

Again - where would one learn false information like this? Most of the 352 million documented cases (millions undocumented) were not caught in the hospital, but instead in public areas.

And let's face it we only had lockdowns and compulsory masks because zero symptomatic cases were supposed to be a major risk of spreading infection.

No...

So are you saying that was nonsense and those cases were actually no problem.

No...

NTD News [low credibility] by socks in ShitpostNews

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NTD News [low credibility] by socks in ShitpostNews

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More info: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/ntd-tv-new-tang-dynasty/

Questionable Reasoning: Conspiracy Theories, Propaganda, Lack of Transparency, Failed Fact Checks

Bias Rating: RIGHT

Factual Reporting: MIXED

MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

EDIT: Ownership: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Epoch_Times

Quadruple-vaccinated Israel breaks world record in coronavirus cases by AXXA in news

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Thanks for the links. Seems Times of Israel located 26,000 more cases than the covernment reported on the 21st, according to the worldometers link I provided. If this is true, Israel ranked 10th in the world for new reported cases on the 21st.

Thanks for introducing me to NTD, which I hadn't seen. They get this rating: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/ntd-tv-new-tang-dynasty I'll have a look at their website.

S&P 500 down 1.89% for the day on Friday, Bitcoin down 4.2% for the day, down 19% for the week by magnora7 in finance

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Low GDP growth expectations of 3.8 to 2.5%, along with 7% inflation, will require a gradual interest rate increase to as much as .75% or 1% by the end of the year (rather than printing money). Inflation is at a 40-year high. Only crypto has taken a major hit. Other markets are relatively robust, even if overvalued, and should experience market corrections this year, but nothing that should cause alarm. It sucks, but it's not a sign of potential panic selling, IMO. The US has faced several periods with the similar numbers, and a much smaller market. And the dollar should be OK this year, thanks to supporting our Arab homies (rather than pumping more at home).

Quadruple-vaccinated Israel breaks world record in coronavirus cases by AXXA in news

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AXXA - can you find a better source than Breitbart? I can't seem to find anything that corroborates this "world record" number, even when I search the links provided there.

I am surprised that the Israel PR machine is getting so much attention regarding COVID, when it's a population of only 9 million, and is rich enough to look after everyone, as they've done (while committing attrocities against Palestinians). It's an evil government that gets attention for vaccines while hiding evidence of their daily attrocities.

If one looks here:

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Israel was 18th in number of new cases 2 days ago. They've had more tests than most countries per capita (17th in total tests/capita), and they rank 27th in total cases, whereas only 8393 have died (by contrast with most other countries). They're also 13th in total cases/capita.

Breitbart and others should report on the real news from Israel: how many non-Hebrew lives have they ruined today.

London's Science Museum boards up 'non-inclusive' display in human origins exhibit by sproketboy in science

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More information here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/01/08/science-museum-boards-display-early-human-migration-non-inclusive/

I think they're reviewing the language of the old-fashioned tags and labels. Misunderstandings surround assumptions that earlier groups of humans are sometimes called 'primitive' and are often shown with much darker skin, or with facial characteristics they may not have had, often with almost no clothing, and with the false idea that they lived in caves. Anthropologists update this material regularly. There is also new evidence that neanderthals lived with homo sapiens. The Science Museum displays might be out of date.

Walmart: The Most Cutthroat Monopoly in the World (14 minutes) by Tiwaking in Documentaries

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A very good study. (I think he shouldn't advertise for the NFT scam.)

I am now looking at his other videos, and see this one on BlackRock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n4zkdfKUAE

He mentioned that there is an Amazon video, but i've not seen it. I think Walmart and Amazon are both cancers in the US, as they keep wages and quality of life low, while making a very few people so rich that the trillions they own of worker productivity are not contributing anything to society.

Surfer Kelly Slater: “It’s sad to see the celebrated division by the ‘virtuous’ vaccinated. If you’re vaccinated why are you concerned/worried about anyone else’s status … unless, of course, it doesn’t protect you? ... So much brainwashed hatred in people’s hearts regardless of vax status.” by Orangutan in WorldNews

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Being vaccinated doesn't stop you spreading the virus.

It does reduce the spread of the virus, because the more people who are vaccinated, the more people have antibodies to deal with it and are thus less likely to have it for long periods and thus less likely to spread the virus to others. This i show innfection numbers have reduced. Even those who believe in 'herd immunity' appreciate this. The less likely one is to suffer from the virus, the less likely one is to spread it, because they are contagious for a shorter period.

It doesn't stop you catching the virus.

Yes, you can still get the virus, but you are less likely to pass it on, for reasons noted above.

This is the problem the article is pointing out,

The article is misleading, for reasons I note here, among others.

there's a whole lot of silent assumptions in the pro-mandate crowd make which are just plain wrong.

I think the assumptions are not silent, but instead well documented in medical science research, testing, and billions of doses of vaccines, as well as reductions of infections between periods of new strains.

Surfer Kelly Slater: “It’s sad to see the celebrated division by the ‘virtuous’ vaccinated. If you’re vaccinated why are you concerned/worried about anyone else’s status … unless, of course, it doesn’t protect you? ... So much brainwashed hatred in people’s hearts regardless of vax status.” by Orangutan in WorldNews

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Indeed - let's just think about ourselves, rather than the potential spread of a virus. One of the outcomes of the "me me me" movement of the 1970s. But now the rich 'boomers' from that period are much more financially well off than the younger generations that have been left behind economically. So if you wonder what selfishness will get you in a society, look around.

I was banned from /r/CovIdiots, though I've never commented in that sub, nor do I comment much on Reddit by socks in WatchRedditDie

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You are most welcome here, where there are also more options for the kinds of political and social links one can post.

For the sake of a visa, I was forced into marriage in Arizona — at age 15 by jet199 in Islam

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Excellent article.

What the Joe Rogan podcast controversy says about the online misinformation ecosystem by socks in politics

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Yeppers - it's the pro-regime upper class media paying Rogan 100 million+, who is punching down and lecturing the poors.

What the Joe Rogan podcast controversy says about the online misinformation ecosystem by socks in politics

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Wirtschafter says as more people become aware of how misinformation spreads online, audio deserves the same scrutiny as social media.

She has studied how the "Big Lie" that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump spread on political podcasts in the lead-up to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. She found that half the episodes of the most popular shows released between Election Day and Jan. 6, 2021, contained misleading or false claims about voter fraud and election integrity.

"We're not talking about fringe ideas," she said. "These are the most popular podcasts in the United States."

DirecTV canceled OAN, Rand Paul tells me. Excellent by socks in politics

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Let's hope. Recently while watching Bloomberg (on TV) I saw a multi-part segment on the question - "is the pandemic on track to become an epidemic soon?" Three times during the evening they asked different virologists (in different countries) this question, none of whom thought the pandemic would downgrade anytime soon, as there are expected to be other strains this year, when one considers the developments of strains in other countries and how they've easily spread to countries with lax COVID restrictions (eg. the US hasn't required testing after flights, as have some of the European countries). The Bloomberg reporter seemingly wanted the virologists to answer positively, as she asked the same question in several ways. So at the moment investors watching Bloomberg will likely expect the pandemic to continue in some form through at least the 4th quarter.

DirecTV canceled OAN, Rand Paul tells me. Excellent by socks in politics

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Short answer: it's typical Tory politics

Long answer: More Brits per capita have suffered from COVID than in most other countries with populations over 10 million, noted here. Thanks to the NHS and the government, most have been vaccinated. Potential for death caused by COVID for much of the population is now rather low, though long COVID is still possible. I almost never agree with Tories, but on the issue of 7% inflation, brought about by their BREXIT lies, they need to focus on small businesses and the service industry suffering from these Brexit mistakes and lax COVID regulations in the first year of COVID. So - whereas a mask mandate should continue (and some businesses will continue them) - getting people back to work is important. The UK government has also paid significant portions of people's salaries for the past 2 years (unlike in the US, which has a very different system). Thus, virus rates will increase with this new decision, and more people will suffer, but Tories see that some of the country's limitations have been reached. I think the mask mandate should continue, but would see that the reduction of the other restrictions is a decision to try to help the UK economy. Also, tourist season is about to begin.

A relatively trustworthy source on the matter: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/20/the-guardian-view-on-dropping-covid-restrictions-follow-the-scandal

I was banned from /r/CovIdiots, though I've never commented in that sub, nor do I comment much on Reddit by socks in WatchRedditDie

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Relax ffs. It was respectful to respond to your comment. End of story. Leave me alone.

I was banned from /r/CovIdiots, though I've never commented in that sub, nor do I comment much on Reddit by socks in WatchRedditDie

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Seems so. Perhaps the only other demographic that has time to mod are retired. I suppose I'd much prefer notes in the form of: "watch your language, young man!"

I was banned from /r/CovIdiots, though I've never commented in that sub, nor do I comment much on Reddit by socks in WatchRedditDie

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Read, Tom

DirecTV canceled OAN, Rand Paul tells me. Excellent by socks in politics

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Well - he gets the most air time, among those promoting GOP stuff. He'd have to join the Republican party in order to get a nomination. I doubt they'll back Trump. And though DeSantis will run, he's even less likeable than Trump.

DirecTV canceled OAN, Rand Paul tells me. Excellent by socks in politics

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He knows what OAN does, and shouldn't support them. He understands politics well enough to run for president, but he won't get the majority to trust him if he defends OAN.

I was banned from /r/CovIdiots, though I've never commented in that sub, nor do I comment much on Reddit by socks in WatchRedditDie

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Not to sound ungrateful - but here is a list of facts and opinions I tend to address on Saidit that are not necessary about being right about the 'right' or 'left'.

anti-vax disinformation > I merely mention facts or locate links to medical science reports (it's easy to do)

transgender > seems to me it's none of my business, or anyone elses, though I've discussed the two transgender people I know

transgender sports or and in toilets > everyone agrees this should be restricted to actual M or F, not M & F

corruption on The Hill > everyone here seems to agree

corruption is equally shared between parties? > no, though this doesn't stop some Saiditors from licking GOP dirty buttholes, so I periodically point out that the Dems are the party of the 99%, democracy &c, whereas the GOP are obviously the opposite

illegal immigration > everyone here seems to agree on the deportation of all of them, as do I

blacks are bad > DAR LOVES this subject, and I've occasionally corrected them with facts that prove them wrong

remove all blacks from the US > another DAR subject, on which I've occasionally disagreed for obvious (I hope) reasons

BLM > some on Saidit think they're terrorists, whereas I've pointed out that 99% of them AFAIK were peaceful protestors

Reddit mods > everyone here agrees that they're often unethical (though this happens on all social media sites)

Biden is old > yes, but a pet rock could have beat Trump in an election

US Capitol attack > seems we don't discuss it

climate change > seems we never discuss it

Google Analytics declared illegal in the EU. by Gravi in news

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Yep - this and GMO regulations, and other approaches that one would hope influenced international standards and trade.

I was banned from /r/CovIdiots, though I've never commented in that sub, nor do I comment much on Reddit by socks in WatchRedditDie

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Thanks for the explanation and for the support (I and others also actively campaigned for you and Carswell to be unbanned over a year ago). For what it's worth, I don't like extremes in politics, right or left. What's happened at CovIdiots seems to be a culling of trolls, much like bots do on other subs, but a dumbass mod at CovIdiots set the bot parameters incorrectly, to look at other subs. (As you would know, I've never had a kind thing to say about anti-maskers or anti-vaxxers, as they selfishly endanger others.) Whatever the bot found was incorrect. In any event, using bots like this is pathetic, desperate, overreach. I cannot remember the last time I saw an interesting or informative post at CovIdiots, nor do I remember the last time I visited the sub, so I won't appeal the case or miss the sub, nor have I commented in it.

Regarding my returns to Saidit, I know that it can be a place for engaging discussions and ideas, even if I do not agree with some of the approaches here (though sometimes /s/all is blanketed with anti-vax and extreme right-wing misinformation, which is dumb, naive and uninteresting). Saidit has more of potential for engagement than much of Reddit. Sadly, Saidit can't keep a diverse audience. Non-fascist users are abused and they leave (I've kept a 'friends' list of some of them).

Regarding political arguments that are deemed 'right' or 'wrong', I tend to value arguments that are instead 'better' or 'worse' rather then judged in black and white terms, unless there are factual errors.

I was banned from /r/CovIdiots, though I've never commented in that sub, nor do I comment much on Reddit by socks in WatchRedditDie

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To what?

Trans activists who revealed JK Rowling’s home address during protest will not be prosecuted by AmericanMuskrat in news

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You can Google: jk rowling's home . My view is that - if they harrassed her - they deserve time in the pokey.

I recovered from covid by magnora7 in whatever

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Follow the money.

yep

I recovered from covid by magnora7 in whatever

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I think you might have interpreted my coments as shilling for Fauci, but I rarely see what he does or his comments because I normally don't watch US TV news or read US MSM that focuses on him, or CSPAN &c. (I'm rarely in the US.) Since we've overlooked the POD for a moment here, I'll argue that you often prefer simplified explanations, which can be a sign of stress.

I recovered from covid by magnora7 in whatever

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You know he's merely a spokesperson. I don't think about him much, but instead focus on the latest research when it's mentioned in the news. He's not interesting.

I recovered from covid by magnora7 in whatever

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I'm not going to look for the old articles at the moment, but I recall that the efficacy of cloth masks was understood to be significant - as much as 80%, depending on distance. The efficacy fo cloth masks against omicron transmission is a more recent concern.

I recovered from covid by magnora7 in whatever

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I brought up two anti-democracy Dem. traitors (Sinema & Manchin). They're getting much more attention than the yellow dog GOP who will always vote with McConnell.

I recovered from covid by magnora7 in whatever

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You know that there is much more to Paul's early messages about masks than the difference between cloth and N95. He and we aren't that dense. Most of us got by with basic cloth masks until recently (omicron) because research indicated that masks of most kinds reduced transmission significantly. The omicron strains are of course much more transmissible, which has us now focused on N95 (niosh) and KN95 masks which are required on flights. (Still, this is the ONLY domestic flight requirement in the US, but that's a different discussion.) Paul knows well that his approaches to masks have been aimed at anti-mask voters who want to use that excuse for not wearing masks - and want to tell others that they won't wear them because Paul told them they're not effective. It's not like they've read Paul's statements as pro-N95, and he's well aware of it. He's speaking to them, specifically.

I recovered from covid by magnora7 in whatever

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I don't see the approaches of Paul, Green, Sinema, Manchin, Trump and others as secretive or hidden, but rather obvious to those of us concerned about the long history of politicians' manipulations of news media and (now) social media to spread propaganda. It's all visible, which is one reason for developments of PACs and other groups that hide the sources of political donations. My comments don't surprise anyone. They've seen the propaganda, misinformation and disinformation. What's different on Saidit - and perhaps worthy of continuous discussion here - is how this information is interpreted.

I recovered from covid by magnora7 in whatever

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Which is why we know he's well aware that he's tricking his followers. At least I link to medical science research. Also, look at the BigCorp and special interest groups that are VERY happy with his attempts to spread COVID19: https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/rand-paul/contributors?cid=N00030836&cycle=CAREER

Those are the folks making billions during the pandemic and they don't want it to end.

I recovered from covid by magnora7 in whatever

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He's always followed the Republican playbook - which is to gain followers by making them believe that he and the Libertarian/GOP are the only ones who can be trusted, and that science, facts, truth, etc. are entirely governed only by them. They're trying to fool people into thinking that a vote for them is an anti-government vote, that democracy is a sham and should not be trusted, and that instead these GOP crooks and their corporate sponsors will look after you. It's the only way they can get votes. If you bother to read what they've actually done while in power, you would never vote for them, and they know it. So R. P. and others can get plenty of news media attention for engineering death threats against Fauci, while politicians who are actually governing are not getting news coverage. So R. P. is somehow the anti-government hero, while doing exactly what the GOP playbook tells him to do, in order to restrict voting, reduce taxes on the rich, increase taxes on the 99%, keep wages low, kill the envoronment at the behest of corporations, take money away from funds for education, reduce Social Security options, etc. etc. Meanwhile - did you see what he said to Fauci? Doesn't matter. Follow the money.

I recovered from covid by magnora7 in whatever

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Thanks for the info - which I didn't know about. I see now that:

People who recover from mild COVID-19 have bone-marrow cells that can churn out antibodies for decades, although viral variants could dampen some of the protection they offer.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01442-9

I recovered from covid by magnora7 in whatever

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Here is part of the backstory.

I doubt M7 has had vaccines, and he notes he possibly had the virus 2 other times. So perhaps there is a periodic development of antibodies in this case. Not that those antibodies last for longer than 3-6 months, but icreased immunity does appear to be one of the reasons for gradual decreases in cases, thanks to vaccines and in some cases, thanks to people building immunity after getting certain strains of COVID.

I might add that I think M7 is also listening to Rand Paul's approaches. I worry about this because he's of course misleading and quite dangerous. One can also get those updates on his website and donate at the same moment to him. He's literally profiting from his misinformation. In any event, I hope this adds to the discussion.

M7: GREAT news that you are feeling better. Best wishes.

Strange that ... by AmericanMuskrat in funny

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Brilliant. A response.

Saidit.net Canary #23 by magnora7 in SaiditCanary

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I am obviously not referring to the "value" of what's discussed on Saidit. I am referring to Federal interest in Saidit, which must be nil. When I joined Saidit well over a year ago I had no opinions about the site, other than to wonder about what Redditors wrote about it ("another schizo right-wing shithole"). But now after a 14+ months of activity on the site, I naturally have a good reason to ask this question about the Canary. It never reports anything new, nor is there ANYTHING on Saidit that's useful to the Feds or to other governments. Moreover, count the number of users, and look at the website traffic ranking which hasn't changed much in well over a year. Like other users here, I'd like to see Saidit to be more active and more interesting, especially because it has real potential. When however users like you refer to a good question as "a retarded take", that is of course often the typical low POD response one gets if they aren't towing the fascist line or whatever. Certainly, corporations will track information on social sites like Saidit, but that's not at all what I am discussing. When users refer to shills or feds on Saidit, they've obviously not understood that they really don't exist here, nor can anyone explain what a shill or a fed would hope to gein by visitng Saidit.

Saidit.net Canary #23 by magnora7 in SaiditCanary

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Seems a 12-year-old hacked your account. Never mind.

SaidIt Docker edition released by d3rr in SaidIt

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Congrats.

Saidit.net Canary #23 by magnora7 in SaiditCanary

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Good point about privacy - but I just don't know what they'd want. Even if they asked for IP numbers and login times, they'd already have access to that via your ISP, and the other stuff is visible, seems to me. I bring this up because I sometimes see people accused of being shills or feds, but would really doubt this and would be curious about anything anyone would gain by acting in either capacity on Saidit. No one seems to question this.

Saidit.net Canary #23 by magnora7 in SaiditCanary

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This post is a funny tradition, M7. [Edit:] Perhaps I've not been looking in the appropriate subs, but I've never seen anything on Saidit that would be of interest to Feds or foreign governments. There was a post recently that encouraged people to break the law in several states by falsifying vaccine records, but that's perhaps not a federal concern.

Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend Camila Morrone shakes her body by AmericanMuskrat in Entertainment

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Appalling... Joe Biden on Rising Car Prices: "You Reduce the Demand for Cars by Making Americans Poorer" (VIDEO) by [deleted] in politics

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Let's go Darwin

Appalling... Joe Biden on Rising Car Prices: "You Reduce the Demand for Cars by Making Americans Poorer" (VIDEO) by [deleted] in politics

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(Taken out of context. He's not advocating making Americans poorer. He's advocating the opposite.)

Arizona hospital's 'staffing crisis' means COVID-positive, symptomatic employees permitted to work by AmericanMuskrat in Coronavirus

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Hospitals can no longer cope with the spread of the virus by people who don't want to follow the usual guidelines.

Biden administration guidance prioritizes race in administering COVID drugs by AmericanMuskrat in politics

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These high risk statistics are also used in the UK and other countries, where higher risk people are invited to get vaccines earlier.

What are your honest thoughts on Bernie Sanders? by mortyposter in politics

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May socks endure a slow painful death

Whoopi Goldberg ‘Shocked’ at Catching COVID Despite Being Triple Vaxxed by cottoneyejoe in NotTheOnion

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(Shills will not bother to visit Saidit. Disagreement here is merely disagreement.)

Industry 4.0 to Society 5.0 by mansee1565 in technology

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Looked OK to me. I use Adblock Plus - which caught 14 items/ads. I've not seen the site you've linked, and when I select that link it tries the link and quickly redirects to a Google home page (my home page). Perhaps Adblock blocked it. I didn't see malware, but what do I know.

What are your honest thoughts on Bernie Sanders? by mortyposter in politics

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He is an exceptional political activist and person, with a very clear, consistent message since the early 1960s about the importance of challenging the 1% on the behalf of the needs of the 99%. He been one of the few politicians to consistently work for the 99% and to address the problems of class warfare. Sadly, he's not appropriately strategic and has thus limited his political capabilities. He's not networked appropriately, and his activisim has extended to unworkable options, like cancelling student debt, approaches to 'socialist' reforms, remaining an independent, anti-NRA approaches, banking reform, opposition to the military industrial complex, to the Patriot Act, and reducing trade with China. All of these would be wonderful to address, but he should know how to work in increments toward those goals, rather than assume that there is sufficient political support for them. Nor has he had the necessary network of support. Politicians have to work with much greater complexity, rather than assume that a socialist revolution is possible on the Hill. He is however one of the best political activists for the 99%.

Industry 4.0 to Society 5.0 by mansee1565 in technology

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Thanks for this. Perhaps it was unintentional, but it's interesting to see the removal of the Natural World from the components of 3.0 to 5.0, whereas 'coexistence with Nature' should have remained an explicit priority in these components. This is however a common loss in historical assessments of the evolution of innovation and technology, even when - often - wind, water and solar power are discussed.

Jason Stanley: "America is Now in Fascism’s Legal Phase" by socks in politics

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Thanks. I often say on Saidit much of what he's saying, but I am not Jewish, nor do I support the current government of Israel, which in my view (and in the view of many Jewish friends and colleagues) has turned in a fascist direction. You might remember Stephen Miller, as well as the Jared Kushner/Trump crime family. These are the kinds of people Stanley speaks against.

I am rich! by Gravi in whatever

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Perhaps by now a: bit coin

There's a voice changing app also named Saidit by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

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Barbara Gold or Shaunte Fulcher might already own your nuts.

There's a voice changing app also named Saidit by AmericanMuskrat in whatever

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It's less than a year old, so - if a lawyer advises it - they can send (for M7) a cease and desist letter to the app's domain registration service and to their server, Amazon. In the letter, Saidit.net might require initial evidence of ownership/copyright. The formal US copyright service is here. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.

It's beginning to look a lot like Texas Christmas by AmericanMuskrat in gardening

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What kind? Apache F1?