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    Today, 12:39 AM
    https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/04/18/2026220/amazon-employee-explains-the-poor-working-conditions-of-an-amazon-warehouse
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    Today, 12:25 AM
    https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/04/18/2348233/login-with-facebook-data-hijacked-by-javascript-trackers Friends dont let friends build websites that use Facebook Login.
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    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    Okay, I had to look that up. WTF?? LOL!!!
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    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Uh, that is totally distasteful. The proper term today is "curvy" models.
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    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
    The whole list of songs is sad and--well--it makes me cry.:(
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    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    Gobs of talent just having fun.
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    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
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    Yesterday, 03:51 PM
    Believe me, Im torn on it too. And yes, the Tiny Tyranny can be even worse than giant distant central government. I think its the Scale that should be considered. In small groups, the voice of the individual can be easily heard without shouting. In large groups, the voice of the same individual is so drown out that not even shouting is effective. Neither idea works at all when those in power choose to not listen.
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    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    IMF Sounds The Alarm On Global Debt, Warns "United States Stands Out" https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-18/imf-sounds-alarm-global-debt-warns-united-states-stands-out Graph from the linked article...
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    Yesterday, 03:38 PM
    So, Las Vegas not only has a team now, but they're a number 1 seed?!
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    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    Agree. First, "no such thing as a free lunch". Next, "if you cant find the product, you ARE the product". Next, in a truly Free Market, no business can compete with a government that provides anything "for free". But since nothing is truly ever free, the costs come from somewhere. I think its the Scale that confuses people in what is free. Such as a "free sample". At the smallest scale of perspective, a person can eat the sample "for free", but stepping back, who ever is giving that "free sample" is incurring that cost as a form of advertisement. This site is another good example of "free". Josh used to own the site, and he paid out of his own pocket for it, but made it "free" to us. He offset the cost of running the site with donations. How much time do our Site Owners spend on maintaining our "free" site? We arent paying them for their time, and they arent asking that we do pay them to be a part of the community. Getting bigger "free health care" is afforded by either taxation or inflation. Funding has to come from somewhere. In a Free Market, the price is determined by supply and demand. Other things are also factored in, such as time to create a product or provide a service, overhead, and labor costs. But what happens when that "free health care" is used to prohibit competition? Even when it is not, how is "free" paid for? Who incurs those costs? Too often, it is the poorest that pay the highest price for "free".
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    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    Well crap; the NHL changed their playoff structure, but I still understand the NBA brackets. Wonder how far the Pacers can go.
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    Yesterday, 03:03 PM
    The article seems to be short on details. So the bill was "handed to Snyder's surviving mother." And? Surviving relatives generally aren't obligated to pay a deceased debts. Even spouses are limited by law. So what was the upshot of this? Did they pay the hospital bill? If not, then somebody ate the cost. Doesn't that show there is something wrong with the current system? A system which is not Ron Paul's proposed system.
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    Yesterday, 02:44 PM
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-18/federal-reserve-has-done-great-job-destroying-middle-class Full article at link at top. Reference links in article underlined. --- The Fed apologists ought to be in shortly to tell us how wrong we all are and how wonderful the system works for everyone at the bottom.
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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    The Terms are always Divisive. Divide and Conquer to create an "enemy" where none had existed before. Strip people away of these labels and all that is left is just people. People that will be more willing to work together, respect and protect those differences, letting those differences become strengths instead of weaknesses. Trouble is that people remember headlines on many levels. They think what they are told to think. They only want validation. If what they are told is nothing but lies, and that is all the person knows, they will seek validation of that lie. They will always remember "Libertarians are Evil" because it tells people what to feel. Propaganda pushes peoples Self Interests, used to manipulate them. But what is not said is just as important as what is said. What is not said is also the same message, and thats a little trickier to spot. The message they dont hear is "Feel, do not think". Dont look at the world from anyone elses point of view but the one you are told. Dont think for yourself. Dont use Logic. Dont reject ideas of Authority. The last part of the previous paragraph is probably the most important. Propaganda and Public Indoctrination work together to enslave the minds of all citizens. Schools teach Fixed Habits of Reaction to Authority, as described in the video in the underlined link. What the video doesnt mention is what those Fixed Habits are. So lets list a few of those Fixed Habits and entertain how they can be used to brainwash people. Blindly accept any information that comes from any figure of Authority. Do not challenge the idea. Do not think Logically. You can see where this is going. This is the type of message that Zippy tries to work. He wants people to see him (or them, I still suspect a paid group) as a Figure of Authority, and expects our reactions to be blind and unquestioning. His methods are the same as Gawker's news articles. Attack any opposing ideas and expect the group to accept those ideas. As dannno pointed out, Progressives are retarded. What was slightly missed is that "retardedness" is trained into the minds of people that otherwise would have the ability to think for themselves. I know the term "retard" is used too often to describe people with physical and mental disabilities. The "retards" I think we are both referring to is those who DO have the ability to think for themselves, but choose not to. The "willfully ignorant". Brainwashing and Propaganda explains how normal people are subverted into the state of "willful ignorance".
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    Yesterday, 01:49 PM
    Its less about the product, people and data are the products. What is more important is who sells that bacon. Is it bacon for a local small market store, or is it Amazon bacon? The result of Targeted Advertising is to destroy smaller businesses by stealing their customers.
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    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    As much as I dont like the specifics, I will say that I prefer the way that HOAs usually work. Any form of self imposed regulation should start at the very smallest level, two people agreeing to things that affect both of them. An example is maintaining a tree that bridges both neighbors properties. They decide the rights and responsibilities of each party to each other. As that community grows and involves more people, that is where the power should exist. Such as everyone on a small cul de sac setting their own speed limits on that street, lawnmower times of usage, etc. Things that can annoy each other, but arent necessarily crimes. At the small level, one community will have different guidelines than other communities, and those guidelines will best suit each others situations. The trouble I think we have today is we have too much top heavy interference instead of being community driven. When things get too top heavy, the differences in communities are discarded and individual cooperation is replaced with conformity, and guidelines that eventually turn into laws that do not suit the smaller communities. The result of being too top heavy is that people interact less in their smaller communities. The top heavy solutions do not suit each persons needs and do not scale from big picture to small community very well. There are appropriate places for both, but the basic concept is still the same. Minimal top heavy interference, and foundation is built at small community level. Im hoping Anti Federalist can weigh in on this, but its the principle of of States having final authority over themselves and only the minimal level of Federal Govt. We dont need the Fedgov trying to regulate every single thing. The problems and benefits of both Federalism and Antifederalism might be best described by AF and other Antifederalists.
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    Yesterday, 11:50 AM
    Somebody needs to hire attorney Jackie Chiles for some free coffee.
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    Yesterday, 11:42 AM
    We used to sneak our pocket knives into school. We'd sharpen them and then test out the sharpness on our forearms. It would make a mark, but it left no permanent scar. We also wanted to be like Al Capone, but not carve up our faces. We also put pen notches on our shoes when we cut class. I wonder if this whole thing is just being dramatic. Kids do like to mess around with sharp objects. I still like to do that! Drama queens today. :rolleyes:
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    Yesterday, 09:13 AM
    This is somewhat shocking development regarding our closest ally and the only Non Racist Democracy (NRD) in mideast: Durham, NC votes for nation’s first ban on police exchanges with Israel US Politics Jewish Voice for Peace on April 17, 2018 Activists with the Demilitarize! Durham2Palestine coalition. (Photo: Jewish Voice for Peace) Late Monday evening, Durham voted unanimously to become the first city in the U.S. to prohibit police exchanges with Israel, after broad community pressure and popular petition by the Demilitarize! Durham2Palestine coalition, an affiliate of the Deadly Exchange Campaign. The policy, which states that, “the Council opposes international exchanges with any country in which Durham officers receive military-style training,” was voted into official policy of the City of Durham during heated debate at City Council.
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    Yesterday, 08:49 AM
    She had really fallen the day Binomo prank video was leaked. Binomo prank call fallout could sink neocons' puppet Nikki Haley
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    Yesterday, 08:47 AM
    Early signs of revolt had started appearing few months back: Conservative leader on Trump: 'He's a fraud and has betrayed us twice now'
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    Yesterday, 08:43 AM
    So have anti-war/Conservative Right Wings of GOP turned on Trump (while he gains popularity within leftwing neocons after recent Syria bombing)? Conservative leader on Trump: 'He's a fraud and has betrayed us twice now' Right wing of GOP starting to turn on Trump?
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    Yesterday, 08:38 AM
    So Alex Jones and Tucker/Coulter are Trump critics now? But unlike Tucker/Coluter, shocking language AJ used about sitting POTUS after recent Syria bombing crossed so many lines : So Alex Jones FINALLY has enough of Trump? "He just crapped all over us!"
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    Yesterday, 04:21 AM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/04/17/2217244/former-fcc-broadband-panel-chair-arrested-for-fraud Im sure she did not abuse any of that power when she held that position of power in any other ways. :rolleyes:
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    Yesterday, 04:15 AM
    Who gave Facebook permission to track you at work? Your employer? Or Facebook? How about shared computers at work? ---- Fingerprinting user data goes WAY beyond the outdated concept of cookies, although cookies are still used extensively. The new techniques can pretty well identify individuals, even when they use the same computer, based on what you type, the way you type (called "type cadence"), how you move the mouse, etc. Basic things, such as when certain websites are looked at can be used to differentiate one individual from another when using the same computer. That is all of it true, unless, you dont even let your computer talk to anything facebook puts out. Period. That means block the fuckers in the firewall. Use adblockers, facebook blockers, plugins, hosts files, what ever it takes.
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    04-17-2018, 03:02 PM
    I was gonna post a video of every news network with so many different anchors all reading the exact same script "Conan O'Brien is making a splash in late night television" over and over and over and over again. Different faces, but yes, they all operate as a part of the same news network.
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    04-17-2018, 02:37 PM
    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/04/17/facebook-could-face-billions-in-fines-over-facial-recognition-features/ Full article at link at top.
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    04-17-2018, 02:35 PM
    http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/doug-duncan-even-us-government-economists-predict-trouble-ahead_04172018 Full article at Peak Prosperity link at top of story. ----- But everything is awesome! The party will go on forever! Unemployment Rates are great! Everyone is happy and doing so much better! Wages are skyrocketing and prices for everything are dropping everywhere! We've solved all the economic problems, so why shouldnt we just BOMB the rest of the world to our same level of Economic Stability?
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