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  1. Comment on Political discussion here seems to be really bad. Is it even possible for it to be good? in ~tildes

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    There are a number of posters that challenge the left wing bias on tildes but we end up just perpetuating the endless threads of back and forth that @Deimos mentions in the top reply. Very few...

    Realistically, the only problem I think Tildes has a lot of is echo chambers. Left-wing ideas here are lauded at every corner and very rarely seem to receive challenge.

    There are a number of posters that challenge the left wing bias on tildes but we end up just perpetuating the endless threads of back and forth that @Deimos mentions in the top reply. Very few people are willing to change their opinions, so any sort of push back is inherently pointless.

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  2. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    Ah yes you're right. There aren't constant euphemisms to mass execution amongst the internet's left. Ah yes thats why reddit and Twitter are going through apoplectic fits right now. That's why the...

    Nah, that's some false equivalancy bullshit. Alt-right is breeding hatred against women and minorities who are not the cause of people's misfortunes, like Nazis tend to do. At the absolute worst, the leftists are saying 'fucking punch a Nazi' and reminding people that it's not the minorities fucking you over, it's the rich twats continually consolidating wealth and power.

    Ah yes you're right. There aren't constant euphemisms to mass execution amongst the internet's left.

    Finally, Sanders is by no means a deity for the left.

    Ah yes thats why reddit and Twitter are going through apoplectic fits right now. That's why the mood got especially hectic on tildes yesterday.

    Hes a centerist.

    That meme. No he isn't, and even if it were true it wouldn't matter. Bernie Sanders isn't a politician in Germany or France. He's a politician in America, where he isn't a centrist by any means. The political spectrum in other countries doesn't matter to an American politician. They aren't comparable. The cultures aren't the same, the history isn't the same, the people aren't the same, the needs and desires aren't the same.

    If you don't think so its because youve fallen into the trap of thinking that anyone who isnt an authoritation right-winger is a leftist.

    Man, listen, I get it, your a heavy Bernie fan, and you simply won't try to understand how anyone couldn't be unless they are bootlickers, but please don't tell me, a bloody Canadian, who is constantly on these forums and elsewhere calling out Trump, that I am of the mind that anything left of Trump is socialism. I'm not your southern redneck. I'm not your Fox News viewer. And to be frank, I have enough seperation from the situation that I can look at with clear eyes, which probably can't be said about Sanders fans over the last 48 hours.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Messaging app Signal threatens to dump US market if anti-encryption EARN IT bill passes in ~tech

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    Editorialized title taken from here. I felt the PC Mag title was better, but the Signal post a better explanation of the situation.

    Editorialized title taken from here. I felt the PC Mag title was better, but the Signal post a better explanation of the situation.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on The primary difference between 2016 and 2020 in ~misc

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    This the kind of bagage I'm referring to. Not actual real, bona fide baggage. When I refer to America's "irrational" hate for HRC I'm not referring to the actual good reasons to hate her. I'm...

    had being a woman

    This the kind of bagage I'm referring to. Not actual real, bona fide baggage. When I refer to America's "irrational" hate for HRC I'm not referring to the actual good reasons to hate her. I'm talking about the bullshit that Rush Limbaugh and the like have implanted into the American psyche over thr last thirty years.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on The primary difference between 2016 and 2020 in ~misc

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    Generally speaking, I don't think that second article is true, or at least, as you say, it is very optimistic. Biden will have to do more than simply exist counter to Trump. He will have to...

    Generally speaking, I don't think that second article is true, or at least, as you say, it is very optimistic. Biden will have to do more than simply exist counter to Trump. He will have to present at least a vaguely coherent platform.

    With that said the cries of "Sander's was the only one who can beat Trump", and "It's going to be 2016 all over again", are clearly wrong, and the first quote you posted are just one indicator of why. Furthermore, and I don't see the media cover this enough, Biden doesn't have any of the baggage that Clinton does. This country has an irrational hate for Hillary Clinton born of decades of right wing propaganda. Biden has, at most, a year of these smears to his name.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    I would be interested to see how much is comparable to progressives of the past. The internet brand of leftists has an unusually similiar culture to the alt-right. The way they talk about...

    I would be interested to see how much is comparable to progressives of the past. The internet brand of leftists has an unusually similiar culture to the alt-right. The way they talk about "elites", the mainstream media, the tendency towards conspiracy, the way they treat their chosen demagogue as an angelic being that can do no wrong. The jokes about genocide by guillotine/being first up against the wall.

    To me the similarities suggest that it's a new phenomenon created by populist's exposure to the internet.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Trump order encourages US to mine the moon in ~enviro

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    Three things you are ignoring: A) When we begin colonizing space we will need resources that do not derive from the Earth's surface. B) Wholesale colonization of space will result in advancing...

    Three things you are ignoring:

    A) When we begin colonizing space we will need resources that do not derive from the Earth's surface.

    B) Wholesale colonization of space will result in advancing technology and lowering of costs concerning moving mass to and from Earth.

    C) Eventually the Earth will "run out" of (i.e.: Becomes too expensive to mine that deep) certain resources. At which point it will become more economic to drop the pallets of crack cocaine from space.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Recommendations for Android messaging app, please in ~tech

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    I hear you. I've been using it since 2016 and it's been an uphill struggle convincing people to use it. But it's worth it right? Thats how we increase adoption. I recently checked my "Insights"...

    I hear you. I've been using it since 2016 and it's been an uphill struggle convincing people to use it. But it's worth it right? Thats how we increase adoption.

    I recently checked my "Insights" tab and apparently 93% of my messages are now end to end encrypted. There wasn't an Insights tab back in 2016 but I imagine thats a huge jump.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    As we see abortion getting banned for the first time since Roe v Wade, thousands of Americans die preventable deaths due to this president's incompetent administration, children being ripped from...

    As we see abortion getting banned for the first time since Roe v Wade, thousands of Americans die preventable deaths due to this president's incompetent administration, children being ripped from their parents and stuck into cages for indeterminate amounts of time, people being ripped off their food stamps, healthcare, and benefits, and unfit zealot judges placed on the Supreme Court for decades, it takes exceptional privilege to come out and say "I'd rather give Trump another four years than vote for the milquetoast candidate".

    16 votes
  10. Comment on Recommendations for Android messaging app, please in ~tech

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    Signal has the ability to be used as an SMS/MMS app. I don't use any other app for messaging. If the contact doesn't have Signal installed it sends the message the traditional way. If the contact...

    Signal has the ability to be used as an SMS/MMS app. I don't use any other app for messaging.

    If the contact doesn't have Signal installed it sends the message the traditional way. If the contact does have signal but you wish to send a standard SMS, for whatever reason, you can long press the send button and the option will pop up.

    13 votes
  11. Comment on Recommendations for Android messaging app, please in ~tech

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    Signal was the choice when it was barebones and only had security to its name. Now that it's become feature rich there is absolutely no reason to not be using it.

    Signal was the choice when it was barebones and only had security to its name. Now that it's become feature rich there is absolutely no reason to not be using it.

    9 votes
  12. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    Thats not at all obvious to a lot of Sanders supporters.

    Thats not at all obvious to a lot of Sanders supporters.

  13. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    That would be completely undemocratic. Let's say Bernie was the presumptive right now and they did that. How would you feel?

    That would be completely undemocratic.

    Let's say Bernie was the presumptive right now and they did that. How would you feel?

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  14. Comment on Trump order encourages US to mine the moon in ~enviro

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    Because @gpl's post was considered and at least vaguely factual and the OP's was reactionary (in the non political sense of the term) nonsense but you decided @gpl's post deserved the criticism....

    Because @gpl's post was considered and at least vaguely factual and the OP's was reactionary (in the non political sense of the term) nonsense but you decided @gpl's post deserved the criticism.

    You have a different opinion then his, for sure engage him as you have lower in the thread but don't tell him off for posting at all because you believe he's not qualified.

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  15. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    Can I suggest that Biden putting his forehead against somebody else's, holding a woman's hands, or calling someone "pretty" doesn't really hold up to the Reade allegations? That we are comparing...

    Can I suggest that Biden putting his forehead against somebody else's, holding a woman's hands, or calling someone "pretty" doesn't really hold up to the Reade allegations? That we are comparing touchy feeliness to rape? Honestly, does that make me hypocritical (considering my previous post on "multiple allegations")? I mean, listen, I have no horse in this race as a Canadian, and I'm tying to be pragmatic in this conversation but the accusations in that link being compared to Reade's ("pushed up against the wall and assaulted") seems ludicrous.

    Going back to the original "skeletons in our closets post", yes if unexpectedly putting my arm around a woman-I-know's, shoulders in a friendly manner, putting my head against hers in a moment of sympathy after she shared a moment with me, holding a hand, or telling someone they are pretty outside of the act of courting, are now considered assault then I do have skeletons. Those are perfecly normal human interactions. Hell, I have had women do them to me and I didn't give them a second thought despite being a bit of an introvert.

    Maybe I just don't get it. I'm fully willing to accept that might be the case, but those "accusations" being considered... Anything, just seems insane.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on Trump order encourages US to mine the moon in ~enviro

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    With all do respect this is a little hypocritical. The original OP to this entire thread was unfactual, panicked posting implying that mineral extraction would lead to the wholesale destruction of...

    With all do respect this is a little hypocritical. The original OP to this entire thread was unfactual, panicked posting implying that mineral extraction would lead to the wholesale destruction of the moon. You didn't say a thing about that.

    If we can't post about things we "are not experts on" then shut tildes down now because most of us are only experts on one thing, and a number of us could hardly even be considered that.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    They learned the hard lesson that while the vast majority of women are honest, there is a minority of those who are willing to abuse good will for their own gain. It's a tough lesson we all have...

    And on the other side of this social media scrubbing, all the people who were formerly on the #BelieveAllWomen train until the side changed, now they are deleting their posts. So what's up with that?

    They learned the hard lesson that while the vast majority of women are honest, there is a minority of those who are willing to abuse good will for their own gain. It's a tough lesson we all have to learn in all aspects of life, really. Dogma, even well meaning dogma, is not the path to a better future.

    Biden's mannerisms, the era that he is from, his ego.

    So we are judging people guilty on when they were born and how they act?

    Just as I believed Christine Blasey Ford's story was plausible.

    Ford was plausible and her accusations were absolutely nothing like Reade's. She risked everything, including her career and her life, and sat down in front of the most powerful body in America to make her accusations which she did calmly and reasonably without expectation of being believed. The evidence was presented to the senate. She didn't have a checkered past directly supporting Kavanaugh's direct opponents which she subsequently tried to scrub. As far as we know Ford was largely apolitical.

    Kavanaugh had multiple credible accusors come out of the woodwork. Biden has, as far as we know, one. Returning to the top of this post, I believe that more than one false accuser is nearly impossible due to the low number of women willing to make false accusations. Likewise abusers and rapists tend to be serial harrasers. A single accusation, especially one from someone as uncredible as Reade simply doesn't pass the smell test.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    No but neither does Biden. I question whether the allegations are credible considering he has run for the Presidency three times and was VP for eight years without them ever coming to light....

    No but neither does Biden. I question whether the allegations are credible considering he has run for the Presidency three times and was VP for eight years without them ever coming to light.

    Considering there has been proven cases of conservative operatives paying women to make false allegations against Trump enemies (remember the Mueller hoax?) I tend to take these allegations with a grain of salt.

    Likewise, Reade deleted all her social media posts where she called Mueller a "coup", Trump a "fearless leader" and made mention of Putin as "sensuous", and a strong leader doing good things in Russia.

    So she has an extremely checkered past of advocacy for people who would like to see Biden lose, ofwhich she is attempting to scrub from the internet.

    What makes that allegation credible?

    8 votes
  19. Comment on Bernie Sanders drops out of American presidential race in ~news

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    Marginally off topic: When I take a step back and look at my own closest, I find some skeletons. I do wonder if that's the case for all of us, and we expect too much from our politicians.

    Marginally off topic: When I take a step back and look at my own closest, I find some skeletons.

    I do wonder if that's the case for all of us, and we expect too much from our politicians.

    5 votes