[ / / / / / / / / / / / / / ] [ dir ]

Catalog (/freedomzine/)

[Create a thread]
Sort by: Image size: [Show all]
R: 5 / I: 3 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

FreedomZine Board Rules

Board Rules:

No Rules but Global.

Because Freedom & Anonymity bring out the very best and the very worst in humans, >>>/freedomzine/ will enjoy as much freedom to edit your content as you enjoy in creating it, so put some thought in.

Freedom definitely deserves more attentiveness from everyone.

Obvious spam, or anything else detracting from freeze peach, etc… well, ya know…

Everything is temporary!

Keep an eye on us… Like Freedom, we'll be blossoming soon, EVERYWHERE!

We hope to get some good discussions about Freedom happening on this board. We'd like to foster a more balanced approach than mere expressions of how pissed off we are at everything.

We also want to have fun!

Shitposters are more than welcome.

as though we could stop you!

WHO ARE WE?

WE ARE YOU!

So enjoy some self-expression.

Embeds are turned on.

Post any legal images, videos, pdfs, whatever.

Up to 5 images per post.

You can help form the direction of this board. We're all responsible for the direction freedom takes.

Suggestions welcome.

>inb4 go fuck yourself

This thread is locked. Feel FREE to shitpost in another.

We can have contests, art submissions, etc. Any banner or flag ideas will be considered too. We'll have threads for that.

>inb4 that's all "fluff"

Sometimes "fluff" is as close to freedom as one can get. Let's give the 'fluff'ers some modes of expression too!

We're cobbling together a piece of shit website that could be anything we want it to be also:

https://freedomzine.hashbase.io/

It's a P2P website, so please don't crash it too quick!

and again, by "we", we mean "ye". SO?

Pleeze don't judge "we" too harshly! unless'n' that's what "ye" need! I know we do!

We're just practicing playing at freedom, like everyone else, so if you've got some judgements, let's hear 'em! Freedom has a pretty thick skin even though it's only skin deep.

If you have ideas, or website submissions like articles, videos, art, etc., either share in a thread or make one.

As for thread creation 'rules' – image & title. That's it.

You can allow namefags / tripfags in the threads you create.

ENJOY FREEDOM!

R: 21 / I: 1 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

Music Videos that are '''''WORTH IT...'''''

In this thread we post Music Videos that will be worth your time to check out.

Music is for the healing of the nations, and good audio / visual experiences can be beneficial toward reestablishing harmony in a topsy-turvy world including yours!

It'd be nice if we posted videos that are both visually and musically stunning. Of course some will lean more one way than the other, but I'll shut up now and let an embed do the talking…

Here's one of my favorites by Larkin Poe, called "Mad As A Hatter"

https://youtube.com/watch?v=dGEjbJkxFhs

R: 5 / I: 1 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

'Artificial Intelligence' Thread

> he says that like there's another kind!

`Just-Kiss-It` has been busy doing other things, but will probably use this place as his giraffic shitting grounds on occasion. You are welcome to wallow in the gloop anytime.

Now, Check Out This Article Written by AI:

https://just-kiss-it.github.io/u_will/blog/2020-01-19-this-article-was-written-entirely-by-ai/

Post Interdasting AI Links Below…

R: 3 / I: 1 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

If Hindsight Is 2020, Why U Staring So Hard At My

ASS ?hole

Still am. Nothing has changed.

The Second Coming of Johnny Neptune does not seem imminent. But that's what they said about Jesus, and he's been coming and coming over and over without anybody noticing or even recognizing his ass when he comes!

As for me, I've been busily preparing for my own return… If you're ever curious, you can keep up on the latest, at least for now, over at https://just-kiss-it.hashbase.io. I'll try to do a bit more work there over the next few days, but I'm busy building out another couple websites, and I still gotta go back and fix up https://freedomzine.hashbase.io! Got busy learning some new skills, as you can see… https://just-kiss-it.hashbase.io/2019-12-31.html and those skills will soon be put to use more.

If Only I Got Paid to Banter, Blog, make .GIFs & Shitpost!

As my only 2020 prediction so far, I predict I will drop more .GIFs in here like .gif related, so you might wanna check back. I also predict Johnny Neptune will whine about how bad 8kun.top sucks pretty obvious prediction, but will still grudgingly post, just to make an old giraffe happy…

R: 11 / I: 8 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

HAPPY WHOLLY DAZE!

FreedomZine asks that you

Freely ENJOY the `Wholly Daze` (& Confusion)

We'll do our level best to add to it as much as possible…

`Just-Kiss-It` is busy making a nuisance of himself, blogging, etc… over at https://just-kiss-it.hashbase.io, and will soon make dat front page, etc loot lots nicer!

In the meantime,

ENJOY!

>btw, we got some new banners up, like pic related, because I like to waste time on deserted websites and fuck off on the computer all day…

R: 2 / I: 1 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

I miss my childhood

I wish i can be a kid again.

R: 28 / I: 19 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

Another BLOG?

'`Just-Kiss-It`' decides to start a BLOG at…

https://just-kiss-it.hashbase.io

to show his Aunt how easy it is, and just how FREE. He also decides to make a video chronicling the process. Of course, besides letting his 'ADHD' affect his focus, he also had to deal with not having a working microphone, so he will now end up editing the video and creating the audio for it some other way in the very near future, before uploading it to his Bitchute channel…

https://www.bitchute.com/channel/just-kiss-it/

Still wanted to pop a thread up here on >>>/freedomzine/ and provide a few hints as to what he's been doing…

mostly learning server side shit, Docker, etc… …but pretty much all over the map, learning many new things and participating, with others, in the practice of Freedom, which isn't always easy…

This BLOG will fill out more soon.

Got alot going on though.

Videos to make, and building several more computers right now, besides working on many different operating systems on many virtual and '"real"' machines.

Mostly just learning new skills for adaptation in these trying times…

Last night's '`BLOG`' Entry:

https://just-kiss-it.hashbase.io/2019-11-30.html

Johnny Neptune, I Summon You Here.

Hear you've been having trouble posting here, but seem to have no trouble blowing up /newspus/ with your trolling, so far!

Pleeze find a way to troll >>/freedomzine/ again. You are more than welcome here.

THOT?

(sac , )?

Killcen?

edited because ocd

Also, this BLOG may start taking shape soon. Kinda practicing for now. But I DO want a place to talk shit. I mean, besides here!

As for the videos, yup… Workin' on that too…

Hope to have some more up soon on both

FreedomZine's Bitchute Channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/freedomzine/

and `Just-Kiss-It`'s Bitchute Channel: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/just-kiss-it/

R: 49 / I: 40 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

Very Important Man

VIM

I am confuse. No VIM Keybindings here?

Am I ruined for text editing forevermore?

Is it all Trump's fault?

Protip: Isn't EVERYTHING Trump's Fault?

This is now a VIM `Meme` Thread…

Drop 'em if you got 'em…

Ain't caught the VIM `bug` yet?

Protip : … Don't. …

R: 15 / I: 13 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

I Don't Like Anything Anymore

When I quit doing drugs, a slow process began, where my neurons realigned, and my brain's chemistry changed.

It's taken me a few years to fully grasp the depth of the reconfiguration…………

I used to LOVE music. Now, music doesn't make me happy anymore. Oddly enough, music can eat my shit….

I don't like ANYTHING anymore……. It's like my brain stopped producing endorphins

but here's the strangest part:

I'm happier now than I have ever been in my life

R: 6 / I: 2 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: highly overrated

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah freedom of speech… Who cares? Big deal! I don't give a fuck. I don't care what anyone has to say….

They can shove their thoughts up their ass

R: 3 / I: 1 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

The Meaninglessness of Ascribing Meaning

to ANYTHING!

any meaninful thoughts?

R: 1 / I: 1 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

Where Is Everybody?

Wish U Were Here…

R: 1 / I: 0 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

BREAKING NEWS : Trump Is a Turd

That's right !! He's a fucking stupid piece of shit

R: 20 / I: 16 / P: 1 [R] [G] [-]

HI

Couldn't create a new topic as the captchas here are ridiculous.

finally succeeded after 10 attempts, so ignore double post

I kind of missed my occasional interactions with the likes of youse guys.

I even posted over on endchan/news several times, but the snowflake mod over there really got triggered and banned me for "anti-white shitposting".

He.she.it(shit) musta been really Cognitively dissonanced when I posted again with my name fag of (sac) and posted anti SJW censorship stuff and included him in the same category.

I even tried posting to your blog but that uickly turned into a mess.

I'll post here once in a while, but the death of 8ch, even before it's cloudfare protection removal, helped me with my shitposting addiction.

I've developed an impeachment news addiction now.

TRUMP: "I learn nothing from Adam Schiff. I think he's a maniac. I think Adam Schiff is a deranged human being. I think he grew up with a complex for lots of reasons that are obvious. I think he's a very sick man and he lies. Adam Schiff made up my conversation with the President of Ukraine. One of the reasons people keep talking about it is that's what they saw."

I gotta love the absolute clueless projection of this guy!

Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Trudeau and Dutch P M Mark Rutte (and Princess Anne!) all laughing at him was priceless.

As a Canadian, expect a tarriff on maple syurup now

I'd vote for him again just to see how far the GOP would debase themselves so as not to anger Trump's base(tRUMP would be treated like the clown that he is without that base).

It's so fucking true…politicians are the lowest of the low(of all stripes)

I watch csnbc, and I watch Hannity and split the difference to get a "real" picture of what's going on

Morning Joe asked why Mitt romney sucked up to Trump when he was rich.

It's simple. Romney has money, and now he wants power and the prestige that goes with it.

Romney still sees himself in the whitehouse and he don't want to irritate trump's base

Morning Joe asked the same question of Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson( United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom.)

Joe says he's got loads of money and he knows him and he's changed since coming under the "cult of Trump" Johnson fired an employee for even mentioning Obama in a speech

A real Trump suck up…Why?

Because, like Sondland, they have money, but want the power that goes with a position where they control a lot of people.

Is there a politician that just wants to serve?

Do the republicans evince this hunger for power more so than the democrats?

I'm asking

Take it easy just-kiss-it

I hope you and your daughters have a good life

PS(have you heard from /killcen/, or Neptune?)

R: 1 / I: 0 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

Meltdowns of Modernity

Embed "WORTH IT".

In case the embeds don't work yet…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXcuvnqetUY

Seriously, the madness is more than mere hysteria now. and you heard about the old cure for hysteria, right?

R: 2 / I: 2 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

Pissed !

Intertek - a British company, listed.

They are accused of sexual harassment, threatening employees, also doing business with terrorist related organizations.

web.agri@intertek.com

https://twitter.com/Intertek

</raid>

R: 3 / I: 1 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

Testing Testing One Two Three

R: 5 / I: 4 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

Why Are You REALLY Here?

Seriously.

Ask Yourself…

Why Are You REALLY Here?

Utopia - The Perfect Amount Of Awful

>I hope you see it this time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRJ3WfVe31U

R: 17 / I: 10 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

El paso shooter posts manifesto on 8ch:Jimbo smiles,/killcen/ goes to hell

FAME IS A WHORE

she always wanna more jimbo

Make-a sure dey spell your name right

same old /pol/ shit

Blame immigrants for everything including environment.

I agree we should keep immigration under control, But I dont give a fuck where tjhey come from

Stop Burgers from being so wasteful!

This shithead is just another ignorant bigot, only he likes to kill people

Jimbo massacre abetting Watkins

R: 9 / I: 5 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

/freedomzine/ Celebrates Turning the Light Back On...

Whelp! Here we are! Ron made me promise to be a good boy, and told me to keep Johnny Neptune and (sac) in line. I told him to put it where the sun don't shine, and here we are! Dunno if I can even post yet, so I'll keep this short. Besides, it's Thanksgiving. Don't you have somewhere better to be? No wait. Don't answer that.

Anyway, much work must be done to revamp the website and both our video channels and this board, but yeah, I'll probably put in some work… In the meantime… ENJOY!

> Forced Anonymous ITT because I miss pseudonymity.

R: 1 / I: 1 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

Good to have a free discussion site back, Anyway share hot tips for resisting tyranny in ordinary life

for me:

>shop at thrift shops, they're usually 5013c tax exempt

>quit smoking regular cigarettes and get a moonshine still. dodge taxes

>reduce your income as much as you deem survivable, read up on income tax write offs

>cook shit at home, garden and sew

R: 9 / I: 10 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

NEW ARBITRARY RULES :

Just-Kiss-It is currently working on cleaning and backing up quite a few different computer systems, while at the same time trying to change all his shit over and learn new skills in many areas. During this process much focus and determination will prevent him from doing much around here.

Much appreciation to (sac) for being about the only person providing content on this board right now.

Don't worry. I have not abandoned this project. Only expanded it, as I discovered what it was. Am still in that process.

The board will not take care of itself, and I have no time or inclination to clean much shit very often, so… Taking some advice from (sac), while still retaining my disobedient non-conformist nature, leads me to establish some

NEW ARBITRARY RULES :

Any thread not contributing to the furtherance of FREEDOM, will be thought of as slideable, anchorable, and eventually deletable.

HOW WILL THIS WORK IN PRACTICE?'

Temporary Rules : yeah, changing conditions sometimes require changing the rules…

So, for now, any thread that a Board Volunteer thinks deserves this treatment will get it… Chosen threads will get anchored, preferably at the beginning of the month, (just so you know which ones they are and before you say it, yes, it's a downvote.) and users will have one month to get whatever they want out of that thread before it is deleted.

I've actually been to India, and can confirm that poo is the least of the trash problems there. Pretty sure that an aura of personal responsibility can be cultivated, but density always breeds mountains of midden.

Are the New Rules FAIR?

Feedback appreciated.

>inb4 a clever fellow disobeyer finds a way to make >>>/freedomzine/ change the rules before this month is out!

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

And Because Google Continues to Google...

JUST BE GOOGLE

The following guide sucks, but seriously, just fucking LEAVE GOOGLE Already.

https://impossiblehq.com/complete-guide-leaving-google/

WTF is this JoogleOne they're trying to force everyone into?

Thoughts?

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

Decentralization and Freedom

Decentralization and Freedom

Governments are responsible for some of the greatest atrocities in history. The 20th century was particularly brutal in this respect, with tens of millions of people dying at the hands of their own government. It is said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Thus, in this video, relying on Leopold Kohr’s fascinating book The Breakdown of Nations, we will examine the factors that contribute to the rise of tyrannical government and with this knowledge discuss how the threat of tyranny can best be mitigated.

To account for the rise of oppressive government, many explanations have been put forth, however, there are two theories which have been especially prominent – these are the ideological and personal theories. The ideological theory proposes that oppressive government is primarily the result of bad ideas infiltrating a society, while the personal theory places blame at the feet of morally corrupt or even malevolent leaders who deceive their way into power and then wreak havoc on the nations which they rule.

There is some truth to both theories as leaders such as Stalin, Hitler and Mao, to name but a few of the morally corrupt politicians of the 20th century, were responsible for much suffering. It is also obvious that when entire nations fall victim to corrupt ideologies, be it Nazism or Stalin’s communism, that the proliferation of these beliefs also assists in the growth of tyranny. Leopold Kohr, however, suggests that there is another factor more fundamental to the rise of tyranny than either ideology or the ruler in power. This factor is the size of the social unit – or in other words, the population of a society ruled under a single governing entity.

That there are issues with large social units has long been recognized. Aristotle cautioned that “to the size of states there is a limit” (Aristotle) while also stating that “[f]or law is order, and good law is good order; but a very great multitude cannot be orderly.” (Aristotle). While Aristotle recognized that limitations exist on the size at which societies can properly function, in The Breakdown of Nations, Kohr makes the related assertion that the larger the population of a society the more prone it is to tyrannical rule and the more brutal the tyranny will be.

As the population of a society grows, the potential power of its government grows with it. For like a parasite whose growth is checked by the size of the host, the growth of state power is checked by the number of subjects under its control. As populations expand more economic resources are placed at the disposal of those in charge, more bodies can be used as cannon fodder to fight their battles, while an ever greater disconnect emerges between the citizens and government officials. Furthermore, in the attempt to cope with the immense complexities of a populous society, those in government always see the solution as more government control – thus further increasing their power.

If this growth in government power is unchecked a dangerous tipping point is reached whereby those in charge come to believe they are so powerful that their actions are immune from any form of retaliation. This is the point of no return, or what Kohr calls the ‘critical magnitude of abuse’, as this amount of power corrupts even the most virtuous among us. “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely”, Lord Acton famously observed, while Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn echoed this sentiment writing: “Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.” (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago) The combination of the corrupting influence of power, and the immense social complexities of a large society, makes tyranny inevitable when this power is placed in the hands of fallible beings who try and control multitudes of people.

If this hypothesis of Kohr’s is true – that excessive size of the social unit is the primary cause of tyranny due to the growth in government power that it breeds – then it follows that the best way to counteract tyranny is through decentralization. Shrinking the size of the social units – which in the modern world would entail the breakdown of the massive nation-states – would greatly limit the potential power of any one government. But in addition to the limitations on power that arise from smaller populations, decentralization also checks the growth of power by creating competition between social units. If a community becomes too oppressive residents can easily vote with their feet and relocate to one of a multitude of other communities. As people flee oppression, the people doing the oppressing will soon lose their power and thus their ability to commit social predation. This happens to a degree in the modern world of nation states, but clearly the competition will be far more impactful with a proliferation in the number of sovereign communities.

Decentralization also minimizes the impact that morally corrupt or even psychopathic individuals can have on the world. In Robert Hare’s classic book on psychopathy, Without Conscience, he lists the most prominent traits of psychopaths; psychopaths he explains are egocentric individuals who lack feelings of remorse and guilt, lack the ability to empathize and are skilled at deception and manipulation. In other words, psychopaths possess traits very useful to those who desire power. The best way to deal with the threat these people pose is to limit the power they can obtain, and thus the damage they can do – and again, this is best achieved through decentralization. As Kohr explains:

“There is nothing in the constitution of men or states that can prevent the rise of dictators…Power maniacs exist everywhere…The only difference lies in the degree of tyrannical government which, in turn, depends once more on the size and power of the countries falling victim to it.” (Leopold Kohr, The Breakdown of Nations)

While decentralization can help check the rise of tyranny it offers additional benefits, such as the minimization of group conflicts. Not all people desire to live in communities organized under the same social institutions. Some people favor free markets, while others believe that socialism is a far more just way to organize a society. Some want to live in communities primarily with people of their own ethnicity, while others favor living with a diverse multitude of ethnicities. In a world of massive nation states these conflicting groups must battle for state power in order to have their views imposed on all. But decentralization offers a far more peaceful option, as Kohr explains:

“. . .why should not as many individuals have as many different institutions as they like instead of having all to use a single costume which half of them might consider not to their taste? If freedom of choice is considered an advantage economically, why not also politically? For, with a great multitude of systems prevailing in an area inhabited by hundreds of millions of people, it becomes mathematically inevitable that far more individuals are able to obtain what their hearts desire than if the same region were to permit only a single system, even as in a restaurant many more people can obtain satisfaction if the menu includes a great variety of dishes rather than a single one which can be made palatable to all only through the propaganda of the cook.”(Leopold Kohr, The Breakdown of Nations)

In allowing for a multitude of social systems to emerge, and people to experiment with a variety of institutional arrangements, the objective judge of reality is awakened. Those societies which flourish will be mimicked while those that fail act as warnings for what to avoid. This method of social experimentation is far more stable than the large-scale social experimentation seen today. A radically decentralized world localizes the impact of institutional failure while centralization universalizes it. When a social experiment fails in a radically decentralized world the impact is primarily felt by a relatively small number of people who in most cases, based on their decision to live in that community, desired such conditions. In contrast, when a social experiment fails in today’s world of massive nation states the impact is felt by many millions of people who had no real say in the matter.

While decentralization offers great benefits, many still fear it as they believe it will lead to a proliferation of isolated communities. This is a misguided view and the relative lack of hermit kingdoms throughout history supports this assertion. Humans are social beings and great benefits emerge from trade and social cooperation. Thus, in a more decentralized world, most communities will operate in an open and cooperative manner – with isolationist communities being the exception. Decentralization, it must be stressed, does not necessarily mean an increase in barriers preventing the movement of goods and people. Rather it means more boundaries, and as Kohr explains, boundaries help maintain order and promote human flourishing:

“…all our instincts drive us constantly to create boundaries, not to tear them down. We draw them around our gardens in the form of fences, and within our houses in the form of walls separating our rooms…Boundaries are shelters, and for that reason they must be close to us, and narrow. To tear them from human societies would be like tearing away the shell from the body of a tortoise or the shore from the ocean. But boundaries are not barriers. What we want to keep from the harbor is the storm, not the sea…It is the barriers, then, which are detrimental to human development, not the protecting boundaries whose function is to keep things within healthy limits.”(Leopold Kohr, The Breakdown of Nations)

Now, more than ever, the world needs more boundaries, not fewer. Instead of forcing conflicting groups to fight for state power in the hopes that with such power they can impose their views on all – why not let those who disagree live in peace in their own communities? In so doing power will be dispersed among far more people – and the risk of tyranny, greatly diminished. If on the other hand, we continue moving in the direction of more centralization, if we increasingly tear down boundaries, we will not be creating a freer world, rather we will only be permitting the concentration of power in the hands of ever-fewer people and as Kohr wisely noted “to the extent that government is strong, the individual is weak, with the result that even if his title is citizen, his position is that of subject.” (Leopold Kohr, The Breakdown of Nations)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaszpQaNwAU

https://academyofideas.com/2017/08/decentralization-and-freedom/

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

Was having a conversation with Johnny Neptune this morning…

Yes, the REAL Johnny Neptune

and I thought of this video about Spontaneous Order vs. Centralized Control

Just fucking watch it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQhkrYqA7S4

R: 3 / I: 0 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

Missing Grocery store worker found in freezer after 10 years

Police say the body of a man who went missing in 2009 has been discovered in a freezer in the now-closed supermarket where he worked.

Investigators in Council Bluffs, Iowa, say Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada, 25, had apparently fallen into an 18-inch (45cm) gap in a large freezer at No Frills supermarket.

Noise from the coolers probably muffled his cries for help, according to investigator Sgt Brandon Danielson.

No foul play was detected and his death was ruled to be accidental.

His body was discovered in January at the store less than a mile from where he lived, and was still frozen 10 years later as the freezer had never been shut down due to it's being used to store food.

"You don't hear about these types of cases, [like] people found in walls, especially in this area," said Sgt Danielson, who was assigned the original missing persons case back in 2009.

"We have missing persons all the time, but this is just unique," he told KETV in Omaha, Nebraska, on Monday.

Murillo-Moncada was reported missing the day after Thanksgiving after he fled his parents' house barefoot while suffering hallucinations, relatives say.

He left behind his keys and car, his parents told local media at the time of his disappearance, which occurred during a blizzard.

"He was hearing voices that said 'it's so hot,' " his mother said through a translator in 2009.

"He felt he was burning up and thought if he cooled down, He woild be ok."

The blue clothing found on his body in January matched the description provided by his parents, police say.

The shelf he fell behind was approximately 12 feet tall. He was found by crews that were dismantling shelves in the freezer.

Former workers of No Frills, which has been closed for several years, said it was not unusual for employees to scale the top of the shelfs in freezers to stock goods.

Sgt Danielson said on Monday that his mother had long suspected that he may have been in the store when he went missing.

"The mother, she kind of had an idea that he had never left the No Frills," he said.

R: 52 / I: 46 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

Flag & Banner Contest!

Let's get a flag and banner contest going!

What Will I Win?

~Prizes to be Announced~

What kind of flags does FreedomZine condone?

~Whatever Freak-Flags you feel like flying, or you think someone else might choose to fly up in here.~

Size?

~See pic related~

banner size?

~(300 X 100 exactly) < 500kb~

R: 20 / I: 18 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

FREEDOM So Good Yu'll Slap Yo' Mama...

FreedomZine regulars were spotted recently at a Freedom Convention in Tennessee.

Although they were trying to maintain some level of anonymity, (((we))) know 'who' they are.

In other news, the BBQ was fantastic, and yes, I did slap my momma. There was some deep-fried finely ground broccoli fried in several sticks of butter with some meat paste and Sage Derby Cheese, and of course, plenty of Slap Yo' Momma BBQ Sauce slathered all over it with some more Sage Derby Cheese sprinkled on top…. it was to die for. Well, at least to kill for. Well, not to kill anybody, but killing /n/ didn't hurt anyone really, and FreedomZine is obviously working hard behind the scenes,and on their mommas' behinds to stir up new forms of expression now, so things are looking up!

My friend snapped this pic, and I think he got a couple more, but I know there were 'others' at the FREEDOM Convention who spotted some FreedomZiners there, so…

Post 'em if you got 'em!

R: 1 / I: 1 / P: 2 [R] [G] [-]

It's Never Going To Be Perfect, So Just Get It Done

So here’s a grand, wonderful irony: I started writing this newsletter in early June.

I’d come back to my meager Google Doc every few days, reworking the same few sentences, each time thinking I was finally ready to finish. But I never really made any progress — I wanted it to be just right, and I fell into an editing and re-editing spiral. But, of course, just right is a mirage that never materializes, and that mirage prevented me from … actually finishing this newsletter.

Is the prose here any better for all of that incremental faux-progress? Probably not! I wanted it to be, but I know that if I had just gotten it done when I wanted to, instead of examining every word with a microscope, I could’ve saved myself a lot of unnecessary stress (and actually hit my self-imposed deadline). And that needless obsession with perfection is kind of the whole deal: By agonizing over tiny improvements in our work — if they even are improvements — we prevent ourselves from achieving the actual goal of, you know, doing the work.

“At some point, we must remind ourselves, any changes we make to a creation no longer make it better but just different (and sometimes worse),” Dr. Alex Lickerman wrote in Psychology Today on the topic of just getting things done. “Recognizing that inflection point — the point at which our continuing to rework our work reaches a law of diminishing returns — is one of the hardest skills to learn, but also one of the most necessary.”

He added that “overworking something is just as bad as failing to polish it.”

By now, you’re probably thinking of that quote attributed to Voltaire: “Perfect is the enemy of good.” And yes, that’s the idea. But we all know that, so what’s the way around it?

One solution is a take on a topic longtime readers of this newsletter will recognize: the M.F.D., or the Mostly Fine Decision. (Patent still pending.)

The M.F.D. is the minimum outcome you’re willing to accept as a consequence of a decision. It’s what you’d be perfectly fine with, rather than the outcome that would be perfect. The root of the M.F.D. lies in the difference between maximizers and satisficers. Maximizers relentlessly research all possible options in a scenario for fear of missing the “best” one, while satisficers make quick decisions based on less research.

But here’s the key: Somewhat paradoxically, research has shown that satisficers are more satisfied with their decisions than maximizers are.

In other words, just getting it done — whether that’s a decision you have to make or work you have to do — will leave you more satisfied than if you had agonized over the task in the pursuit of perfection. Even better, you’ll actually finish.

“Easier said than done,” you’re probably thinking. True. So here are two strategies that might help you out.

First, embrace the magic of micro-progress: Rather than looking at tasks, projects or decisions as items that must be completed, slice them into the smallest possible units of progress, then knock them out one at a time. This strategy relieves the pressure of thinking we need a perfect plan before we begin something — after all, if your first step is “open a new Google Doc for this week’s newsletter” and not “pick a perfect topic, write a perfect lede and have a perfect organization,” you either have achieved that micro-goal or you haven’t. There’s no gray area.

Second, reframe the way you think about the things you have to do. Focus far less on the end result, and far more on the process — this allows you to be aware of the progress you’re making, rather than obsessing over the end result of that progress. As the writer James Clear put it, “when you think about your goals, don’t just consider the outcome you want. Focus on the repetitions that lead to that place. Focus on the piles of work that come before the success. Focus on the hundreds of ceramic pots that come before the masterpiece.”

In the end, just do the work. It won’t be perfect, but you’ll be far happier, and it’ll be done. And done is better than perfect ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

R: 14 / I: 9 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

I've Got a Fucking PROBLEM Over Here!!

The meataballs

R: 4 / I: 0 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

You (Probably) Don't Exist

You (Probably) Don't Exist

>Consciousness is a bit like poop. It's a mysterious internal process, and if you talk about it at parties you'll stop getting invited to parties.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kX62n6yNXA

R: 8 / I: 2 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

How Lion King Reinvented The Future Of 3D Films

Jon Favreau is standing in the African savannah, eating a bowl of Rice Krispies. It’s a little after nine in the morning, though the sun is unusually high, beating down on a rocky promontory that juts across the grassland. Standing up there is the multi-Oscar-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, who eyes the scene, then calls down to Favreau that the light isn’t quite right, in a quieter voice than you’d expect.

“Change it?” murmurs the 52-year-old Iron Man director, at which point Deschanel, 74, reaches up, grabs the sun in his fist, and drags it downward. The sky instantly bruises and dims, and the promontory’s shadow whips across the ground almost too fast to see, like a tablecloth pulled out from under the dishes. “Better?” asks Favreau. “Better,” Deschanel nods, and starts sizing up his shot through a viewfinder.

In a sense, none of this is really happening. The two men are standing a few feet apart, wearing virtual reality headsets, in a large, matt-black warehouse numbered 5419, in the Playa Vista suburb of Los Angeles, in February 2018. But simultaneously, within a parallel digital realm, they’re surveying a film set that doesn’t actually exist.

Specifically, it’s the set of Disney’s new version of The Lion King: a reworking of the 1994 hand-drawn masterpiece that still stands as the high watermark of the studio’s late-20th-century renaissance. In line with recent second swings at the likes of Dumbo and Aladdin, Favreau’s film has been billed as a live-action remake – but it isn’t, though nor is it animated, at least not in any remotely conventional sense.

“It’s really a game we’ve created,” Favreau explains, setting down his breakfast beside his director’s chair and removing his headset. “A multiplayer VR filmmaking game, in which the objective is to make a movie.”

Favreau was recruited late in 2016, while his partly live-action remake of The Jungle Book was closing in on $950 million (£755 million) at the global box office, a sum that brought it just inside the 50 most lucrative films ever made. That success gave him leverage to demand the studio take the technological leap to what sounded back then – and, quite frankly, still does – like a ludicrously advanced new hybrid filmmaking method: a real-life crew shooting animated characters on virtual sets.

“The difference this time is we’re playing with the house’s money,” he grins (the new film has a budget thought to be significantly more than even The Jungle Book’s $175 million). “So the only question is, how good can we make it?”

R: 22 / I: 7 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

How to protect your online privacy in 2019 | Tutorial

Alrighty then…

Let's have some Privacy Concerns up in here!

When Freedom is being thwarted it concerns me.

It should concern all of us.

This video by The Hated One is a decent tutorial, and I learned a few things I didn't know…

General consensus:

WORTH IT.

>To learn how to best protect your online privacy in 2019 means to learn privacy by compartmentalization. Isolating your different digital identities and activities from each other is the best approach to keep control of your data.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLessJ4R6w8

R: 3 / I: 1 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

Do They REALLY Trust In GOD?

Nope.

More arbitrary legislation, like religitards always do.

Hey! I got a great idea!

Let's legislate morality!

What could go wrong?

FREEDOM?

Fuck You.

Conform.

>The Freedom From Religion Foundation has condemned the law, calling it part of a "stealth campaign" to inject religion into state legislation.

>"The motto 'In God We Trust' is inaccurate, exclusionary, and aimed at brainwashing American schoolchildren into believing that our nation is a theocracy," the organization said in a news release Thursday.

>The group urged people to contact their legislators to oppose the law. "Our position is that it's a terrible violation of freedom of conscience to inflict a godly message on a captive audience of schoolchildren," co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor said.

Posted by Freedom From Religion Foundation on Thursday, July 25, 2019

>According to the Rapid City Journal, administrators in Rapid City have already finished stenciling the motto on to the walls of its 23 public schools, costing a total of $2,800 — apparently the most affordable option. The law does not provide funding to install the displays.

>The Journal reports a group of students from Stevens High School in Rapid City proposed making the motto more inclusive by alternating God with Buddha, Yahweh and Allah, and including terms like "science," but the board took no action on that.

lol

>The U.S. Treasury Department says "In God We Trust" first appeared on coins in 1864 and was adopted as the country's official motto in 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the proposal into law. It first appeared on paper money the following year.

And, like always, it's about money.

It's about control over the livestock.

Just like religion also always has been.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/south-dakota-will-require-in-god-we-trust-signs-in-all-public-schools/

https://archive.fo/kCvOd

>no forced anon itt

Call yourself whatever you want.

Call yourself "God" for all I care!

Call me God!

Call everybody God!

Self identify as you will.

Megalomania abounds.

Freedom, however, is BOUNDLESS.

R: 22 / I: 19 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

fuck you yea, you

sad what happened to this board tbh

https://8ch.net/n/

OP must be at least 500 chars on this board. OP must be at least 500 chars on this board. OP must be at least 500 chars on this board. OP must be at least 500 chars on this board.OP must be at least 500 chars on this board.OP must be at least 500 chars on this board.OP must be at least 500 chars on this board.OP must be at least 500 chars on this board.OP must be at least 500 chars on this board.OP must be at least 500 chars on this board.OP must be at least 500 chars on this board.OP must be at least 500 chars on this board. OP must be at least 500 chars on this board.OP must be at least 500 chars on this board.OP must be at least 500 chars on this board

R: 5 / I: 2 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

FBI has boards on 8ch:aka freedomzine

Copy / Pasta from /n/ thread.

WE LOVE IT!

Top Lel!

>>>/n/781224

https://archive.fo/4rneT

-----------------------------

(not recreating the bold shit)

-------------------------------------

FBI

The US federal domestic law enforcement agency not only monitors this site, but has an actual physucal presence here on 8ch

As a long time anon of 8ch(aka old fag) and especially the board /n/, I have noticed the changes, the ebb and flows of the posting styles of anons(not all name fags) on this web site

Now, recently the anon known as /killcen/ has been arousing violent emotions among the young here and his many posts over on the /pol/ board

Yes, I recognie his style over there and his many calls of violent preparation to armed oppostion against the US govenment when they come for my guns.

Now, I don't care what you say as long as you don't take away my right to say it

And if a duly democratically elected Federal govenment…if that's ever possible…comes for my guns, while, here they are.

But /killcen/ has stirred the federal pot of hornets one to many times, especially after 8ch is getting a higher profile in the online world of extremist sites.

So recently an new anon has popped up here and is trying to be friends with the most frequent posters here, all in attempt to get closer to /killcen/….the end result:to uncover his identity.

He created this freedomzine board and says he wants to be friends with us, especially /killcen/, and he uses a fake admiration for the only fool to fully dox himself on 8ch, Andrew McGovern aka Johnny Neptune aka JN aka Andy aka dunkin' Donut blackmailer.

This fed sat in his office and learned how to use a Gen z photo alteration app(phone of course), known as picsart, to appear as one of the gang.

I caught him up in several interactions on his board and here

It was easy. He said he had posted here on /n/ and 8ch for as along as /killcen/ and me(/killcen/s been here longer than me and I've been here almost 6 yrs now)

He knew nothing of the trolling we gave ol' /killcen/ before we discovered that /killcen/ really was a true provocateur whose posts had incited many acts of domestic violence and maybe even global!

This glownigger as the anons here are apt to call such people(although I refrain from using the 'n' word except in context) even had the temerity to say he was one of the orininal crab and propane posters.

They were all me, except for 3 or 4.

So, he's a fake and he wants to be friends on an anonymous image board.

He goes my the name of Just-Kiss-It over on the honey pot he created to get /killcen/ to interact with him

https://freedomzine.hashbase.io/

Although he seems to have a genuine same sex attraction to McGovern.

/killcen/s natural self protecting spidey like tingly ability has sensed this and he has (I hope) temporarily stopped posting on /n/ and gone over to /pol/ exclusively.

With the departure of Andy and /killcen/, that leaves me and the

/killcen/, don't take that mod job, trust no one, not even me, and lay even lower than you are now…did a litt;e trench so your belly will fit in

the FBI board:

https://8ch.net/freedomzine/catalog.html

Yours as truly as this site will permit me

(sac)

R: 1 / I: 1 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

IRS Sending Warning Letters to More Than 10,000 Cryptocurrency Holders

>‘Taxpayers should take these letters very seriously,’

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said

You know what should probably be taken more seriously?

FREEDOM.=

https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-sending-warning-letters-to-more-than-10-000-cryptocurrency-holders-11564159523?mod=hp_lead_pos3

https://archive.fo/LfFnM

People still buy from, and keep their crypto-holdings on centralized exchanges?

Their need for familiarity breeds my contempt.

More shit from the article…

>The Infernal Refuse Service has begun sending letters to more than 10,000 cryptocurrency holders, warning they may have broken federal tax laws. The agency wasn’t specific about the possible violations it was reviewing, but those who hold digital currencies could be subject to a variety of taxes, especially on capital gains.

>“Taxpayers should take these letters very seriously. The IRS is expanding efforts involving virtual currency,” IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said.

>The agency expects its mailing to be completed by the end of August. Three variations of the letter are being sent, depending on the information the IRS has about the recipient.

>The IRS letters come as bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, has ridden a new wave of optimism in recent months. In mid-July, bitcoin topped $12,000, more than three times its value at the end of 2018. Investors, speculators and Facebook Inc. have extolled the potential of digital currencies.

>At the same time, use by drug dealers and other nefarious actors has marred its reputation.

Fiat currencies being the most often used for the vast majority of all illicit activities, but we won't mention that!

>The IRS has expressed worries about the ability of digital currencies to promote tax evasion.

lol that's what they're REALLY worried about!

>An IRS spokesman declined to say how it learned about the targeted cryptocurrency holders and their transactions.

No. Don't tell me we live in a surveillance state!

Tell me it isn't so!

>forced anon itt for reasons

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

The Higher Man and The Herd

Nietzsche and Morality: The Higher Man and The Herd

by Academy of Ideas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE67Ye91Ii0

Yep, it's just Autobot posting shit again. You could always just follow the herd and ignore it.

Or…

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

Making Sense Of Senselessness

The Philosophy Of Alan Watts -

Making Sense Of Senselessness

by Pursuit of Wonder

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTSXBkHlUJE

>Alan Watts’s impact on the world continues to reverberate. His teachings remind us about our potential connection to everything we love, hate, and don't care about, as well as our foolishness in thinking we know enough to take anything, including his ideas, too seriously.

R: 21 / I: 16 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

New here, plz welcome

Whatsup ya'll I'm h00d and I'm new to freedomzine, came from lurking on /n/ and /newsplus/ (fuck me).

Honestly I'm mostly here to watch JN shit post and try to figure out what the fuck mental disorder this (silly asian codger) dude has.

R: 7 / I: 2 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

Current Sr. Google Engineer Goes Public on Camera, Admits Big Tech Censorship

Project Veritas has published an on-the-record interview with an insider who works at Google named Greg Coppola. This video interview follows a series of insider Google reports, including internal Google documents, recently published by Project Veritas which exposed political bias, “algorithmic unfairness,” and the use of “blacklists” at YouTube:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ricI5t66cj8

Mirrored: https://www.bitchute.com/video/ricI5t66cj8/

Coppola is a senior software engineer at Google who works on artificial intelligence and the Google Assistant:

COPPOLA: I’ve been coding since I was ten [years old.] I have a PhD, I have five years’ experience at Google and I just know how algorithms are. They don’t write themselves. We write them to do what want them to do.”

“that can be dangerous…”

The insider spoke with Project Veritas because he wants people to be aware of his concerns about technology companies’ ability to influence politics:

COPPOLA: “Well I think we’re just at a really important point in human history. I think for a while we had tech that was politically neutral. Now we have tech that really, first of all is taking sides in a political contest, which I think, you know, anytime you have big corporate power merging with political parties can be dangerous. And I think more generally we have to just decide now that we kind of are seeing tech use its power to manipulate people. It’s a time to decide, you know, do we run the technology, does the technology run us?”

Coppola believes that Google’s political motivations have compromised the integrity of the company’s Search and News products:

COPPOLA: “I think we had a long period, of ten years, let’s say, where we had search and social media that didn’t have a political bias and we kind of got used to the idea that the top search results at Google is probably the answer. And Robert Epstein who testified before Congress last week, um, looked into it and showed that, you know, the vast majority of people think that if something is higher rated on Google Search than another story, that it would be more important and more correct. And you know, we haven’t had time to absorb the fact that tech might have an agenda. I mean, it’s something that we’re only starting to talk about now.”

Asked about Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s testimony to Congress in December 2018, where Pichai said Google’s algorithms are politically unbiased, Coppola said:

COPPOLA: “First of all, I report to Sundar of course. And I have a great deal of respect for him as a manager. I work on the Google Assistant, which really doesn’t have a political bias. Google Assistant is things like, hey, Google, set an alarm for nine AM, play some music, that type of stuff… I think it’s, you know, ridiculous to say that there’s no bias. I think everyone who supports anything other than the Democrats, anyone who’s pro-Trump or in any way deviates from what CNN and the New York Times are pushing, notices how bad it is.”

Project Veritas will continue to investigate political bias at big tech companies. Insiders at technology companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter can contact Project Veritas via encrypted email at VeritasTips@protonmail.com

https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/07/24/current-sr-google-engineer-goes-public-on-camera-tech-is-dangerous-taking-sides/

https://web.archive.org/web/20190724145924/https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/07/24/current-sr-google-engineer-goes-public-on-camera-tech-is-dangerous-taking-sides/

R: 10 / I: 5 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

Elle Reeve of Vice News again,Ron.so sorry

I tried to bait you earlier by asking why you had the n word in your banner.

I see now that this was an ironic use of the word, perhaps triggered by your many years of racial abuse as a child, feeling not part of the Asian world, nor The West, but being caught, half-and-half in both.

I see the horrible racial slurs(code, porch g,g*) that are thrown at you here young man and you seem to be coping well.

I apologize for intruding on your father's privacy in the Philippines…it was totally uncalled-for in retrospect.

The competition for a story is so difficult these days, but that's no excuse.

I have read more material on father's, Jim Watkin's reasons for buying this website.

I, too, believe in freedom, but I don't agree with your dad's way of going about it, although I now believe that his intentions are good.

In parting, I hope that you do well in life, and are able to overcome the obstacles of being of two disparate cultures

R: 26 / I: 9 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

Andrew McGovern being studied by psychologist

>>>/sudo/101690

Seems legit

I am a Psycologist doing a study on internet "trolls"

To Mr Watkins et al, owners and operators of 8ch, I am a psychologist doing a study for the University of Chicago.

My name is Philip Bron(silly asian codger)sberg (PsyD) and I am doing a study of the phenomenon known as

"internet trolls", disturbed individuals who find satisfaction in trying to harm users on the internet.

The anonymity of the internet has given these possibly sociopathic individuals the medium to find their victims who in past times might have been less bright co-workers or family members whom they bullied.

In the past, these individuals were even know to answer personals in the local newspapers to find and harass their victims.

Now I have been asked to do a profile by federal authorities on a very prolific "troll" who has been harassing people on the internet for over 10 years now and may have even led to the suicide of a young man recently whom he pretended to befriend in the guise of a young woman and then revealed his true identity in a most odious way when the young man professed his love for the troll.

Up until recently, this person has frequented this website(8ch.net) and tried to harass your user base.

As I have "lurked"(as i believe is the term used here)on this website for a while, I believe that the managers of this website had to use extraordinary means to control this individual's harm, such as removing name fields, word filtering, IP banning and other measures which impacts on the experience of your user base when they come to 8ch.

This persons name is Andrew McGovern aka Johnny Neptune and is well known to the local authorities in his home state of Georgia

He is a troll of the first magnitude and has caused much harm on the internet, not just 8ch.

He is a deeply disturbed, possibly psychopathic, possibly dangerous individual who shows signs of being dangerously agitated when his masculinity is brought into question(multiple LSD experiences as Mr McGovern has stated that he started at 12 yrs of age might be partially responsible for this)..

This person seems to show signs of repressed homosexuality which when revealed to him, results in rages that leads him to troll even more vehemently and attack teenage boys whom he taunts as "sissies", "mommy's boys","permanent virgins", whereas he then exhibits signs of extreme braggadocio and relates the "thousands of women" that he has had sexual encounters with, and still posts pictures of local women that he says he has had sexual relationships with, but then these young women have reported him to the local police as having been harassed and stalked by him.

It recently came to light in an interaction with Mr McGovern (see archived link below) that he likes to pretend he is a female and respond to men asking for sexual encounters on the Craigslist section known as "activity partners", which replaced the personals section when new law removed it.

I quote, from your website board known as /n/,:"lately, I've been trolling people who leave creepy idiotic ads like this on Craigslist."

"There are SO MANY layers of ineptitude and transparent psychological failure happening, that I simply can't pass up the opportunity to use dummy email accounts and Text Now phone numbers to interact with these idiots, and fuck with their minds."

End quote

Now for starters, the irony of not recognizing one's own transparent psychological failure in the "transparent psychological failure" part of the quote shows a very profoundness lack of personal insight.

Now as I have mentioned, I have been asked by federal authorities, as this harassment has crossed state lines to draw up a psychological profile of Mr McGovern, to ascertain his potential to harm others in the future.

I would appreciate any insight on the interactions that any of your employees have had with Mr McGovern in the past.

I have also attached a snip of the screenshot that Mr McGovern took and used in his post on /n/.

I have tried emailing you at admin@8ch.net, but have not received any answers, so I am led to this posting as a last resort.

I know the very anonymous nature of these sorts of image boards attracts many people such as Mr McGovern, but i assure, I am not one of these "trolls" and this is a legitimate academic and legal inquiry.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190718132806/https://8ch.net/n/res/788426.html

contact:

PBron(silly asian codger)sberg@uchicago.edu

R: 16 / I: 5 / P: 3 [R] [G] [-]

ok message is ok?

odesensei, allow most humble and obsequious student to ask question?

Thank you, oh great,wise and knowledgable one!

Many times have I attempted to post spam and feces material to your board illustrious teacher in attempt to illicit a glance from your great and terrible and magisterial gaze, oh fearsome one.

But these posts have been with using a proxy lest the full gaze of yours should smite like the gaze of the horrible but magnificent Basilisk!

Now these humble proxies work on other sites, such as even the lesser but still potent Youtube , but when I try them on your most formidable site , I receive the OK message.

As I wait with trembling hands[(and baited(sic) bated breath] to see if i receive the dreaded 'ok, I wonder…why does this occur?

if this is your wish for some inscrutable and mysterious reason, then I accept it.

But if some venemous little creature has dared to enter your eminent domain and deign monkey with your flawless code, I feel ill that there be such creatures that would blemish perfection!

Bleeeeeech! I say sir!……….bleeech!

Pix is ok

>>>/sudo/101592

R: 6 / I: 5 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

will /killcen/ lie to Jesus?

/killcen/ still makes threads on /n/

(addiction, etc)

In this thread he brags how he steals the hard earned labour of creative artists when he has money to pay for it.

https://8ch.net/n/res/787390.html#q787567

Don't know too much about that, but maybe worth a look. I use a lot of p2p software now to share / pirate media today. And I use alternative platforms to post material ripped from the mainstream ones. So I'm doing my fare share altready. FUCK those GOVT-TECH monopolies!

shame

what would Jesus think?

It won't be long before you will be standing before him, old fag, and as he looks you in the eye and says, /killcen/, this was not a victimless crime, a writer's child died of cancer because he could not afford good health care because you stole his work

What will you answer to Jesus, /killcen/?

Think before you give a flippant remark

He is looking directly at you

R: 86 / I: 28 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

VICE did a study on 4Chan & 8chan

Yeah, these fuckers anyway!

I've been busy working on computers and operating systems, dealing with humans, and expressing my anger through the written word. Instead of fits and spurts, litle notes here and there, like it has been for months, it's now flowing like so much liquified diarrhea, kinda like this VICE article; and I'll be happy to share it with y'all when I get a chance to do some editing, in between all the other things I'm doing. But it is flowing. 4,000 words just this morning. And that's just the preface! I''ve got a lot of anger.

Evidently, VICE thinks everyone on anonymous image boards is a 'terrorist'-in-waiting. I wonder why?

> Could it be… Satan?

Anyway, MR OBVIOUS does a great review of the VICE article.

ENJOY.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=lRQh59JQWmg

R: 14 / I: 8 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

Outside Macon: Dairy Queen Fires Employee Over 'Moana' Marijuana Cake

Some people can't stop laughing after a mix-up at a Milledgeville Dairy Queen, but the woman who decorated that cake is not laughing.

Cassandra Walker designed the infamous cake, thinking she was filling an order for a marijuana-themed ice cream cake.

"Once I boxed up the cake, she walked it up for me and I kind of scurried up behind her. I wanted to see the customers reaction to the cake," said Walker.

Kensli Davis says her mom asked for a cake with Moana, her favorite Disney character.

"It was hilarious to me," said Davis.

And plenty of people who saw Kensli's Facebook post reacted the same way.

"I can see where they get it, that it's a funny mix-up, but at the same time, they do not know I lost my job behind it," said Walker.

Walker says it was like a game of "Telephone." She says another employee took the call and told her to make a marijuana-themed cake. She says she questioned whether that was right, but she was told to make the cake. Walker says it was a simple miscommunication, but she was the one who was fired.

Walker got the news on her birthday.

She was given separation papers from Dairy Queen that state she was at fault for designing the cake. They called it unacceptable.

"I've never had anyone tell me I couldn't make this kind of cake," said Walker.

Walker says now, she's out of work, spending time with her daughters. Her youngest, Jameia Hurt, says it's given them time to bake treats together.

"I like the cakes we do and I'm sad because my mommy just lost her job," said Jameia.

"It was a mistake – it was a cake! I thought they would have said, 'It's a learning lesson and we'll keep you.' No, just a boot out the door," said Walker.

R: 7 / I: 0 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

Johnny Neptune aka Andy is a bully

I(sac) finally got yor # bud

You like to pick on /killcen/ not because he literally is the cray old alkie coot that we think he is, even though he is the cray old alkie coot that we think he is.

Watkins was right..you are a sociopathic/psychopathic troll.

I have what is/are called compassionate empathic feelings on occaison, and no, compassionate feelings for an animal dosn't mean that you are not a sociopathic meat-a ball.

Psychopaths love their pets since they are obedient and easy to manipulate. Individuals who would qualify as psychopaths who say that they aren't sad when they hear about people dying. "But they get really upset when their pets die because pets offer unconditional love."

I finally got over to /killcen/'s board @ >>>/realnews/, and it was worser(sic) than i(sic) thought.

Post after post where he replies to his own self and even shits up most of his own threads.

I posted a while ago about a lonely old coot that we kids put a bag of flaming shit on his doorstep.

All true, and the lonely old guy looked forward to his friday night of fun, as we kids did, as it was all he had.

We could instead of shitting up his foot, have stopped for a moment as we rode by on our bikes and said, Hi Mr /killcen/, great night for a bike ride!

And he would have ttold us about the spic invaders who moved in next street over, real human interaction.

/n/ meant a lot more to /killcen/ than any of us.

It was neighborhood how ya do in' moment, even if McGovern or his aper did shit up his foot too much, I did too, but i all so had moments of respect for people with a mental illness, as I do for Mr McGovern.

But this kicking someone when they are down?

Shame

Watkins et al over on /newsplus/ and /sudo/ and the goldwater deserved and deserve such treatment, not this guy who appears to be suffering from a very serious mental illness.

take it easy on him

This guy really believed/believes McGovern's trolls that the 8ch owners are in email contact with him(as just-kiss-it), so This shows the state of his mind.

And as one who has trolled /killcen/ in the past( I was the 1st one to globally report him when he started ranting about assassinating politicians in some southern state, and I only did it as a joke, as I also posted that I had contacted the FBI through their online website)

So mea guilty, but now it is leaving a bad taste in my mouth

I(sac) finally got yor # bud

You like to pick on /killcen/ not because he literally is the cray old alkie coot that we think he is, even though he is the cray old alkie coot that we think he is.

Watkins was right..you are a sociopathic/psychopathic troll.

I have what is/are called compassionate empathic feelings on occasion, and no, compassionate feelings for an animal doesn't mean that you are not a sociopathic meat-a ball.

Psychopaths love their pets since they are obedient and easy to manipulate. Individuals who would qualify as psychopaths who say that they aren't sad when they hear about people dying. "But they get really upset when their pets die because pets offer unconditional love."

I finally got over to /killcen/'s board @ >>>/realnews/, and it was worser(sic) than i(sic) thought.

Post after post where he replies to his own self and even shits up most of his own threads.

I posted a while ago about a lonely old coot that we kids put a bag of flaming shit on his doorstep.

All true, and the lonely old guy looked forward to his friday night of fun, as we kids did, as it was all he had.

We could instead of shitting up his foot, have stopped for a moment as we rode by on our bikes and said, Hi Mr /killcen/, great night for a bike ride!

And he would have told us about the spic invaders who moved in next street over, real human interaction.

/n/ meant a lot more to /killcen/ than any of us.

It was neighborhood how ya do in' moment, even if McGovern or his aper did shit up his foot too much, I did too, but i all so had moments of respect for people with a mental illness, as I do for Mr McGovern.

But this kicking someone when they are down?

Shame

Watkins et al over on /newsplus/ and /sudo/ and the goldwater deserved and deserve such treatment, not this guy who appears to be suffering from a very serious mental illness.

take it easy on him

This guy really believed/believes McGovern's trolls that the 8ch owners are in email contact with him(as just-kiss-it), so This shows the state of his mind.

And as one who has trolled /killcen/ in the past( I was the 1st one to globally report him when he started ranting about assassinating politicians in some southern state, and I only did it as a joke, as I also posted that I had contacted the FBI through their online website)

So mea guilty, but now it is like ashes in my mouth

R: 7 / I: 0 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

ROSS PEROT DEAD AT 89

DALLAS (AP) — H. Ross Perot, the colorful, self-made Texas billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president as a third-party candidate, has died. He was 89.

Perot, whose 19% of the vote in 1992 stands among the best showings by an independent candidate in the past century, died early Tuesday at his home in Dallas surrounded by his devoted family, family spokesman James Fuller said.

As a boy in Texarkana, Texas, Perot delivered newspapers from the back of a pony. He earned his billions in a more modern way, however — by building Electronic Data Systems Corp., which helped other companies manage their computer networks.

Yet the most famous event in his career didn’t involve sales and earnings; he financed a private commando raid in 1979 to free two EDS employees who were being held in a prison in Iran. The tale was turned into a book and a movie.

Perot first became known to Americans outside of business circles by claiming that the U.S. government left behind hundreds of American soldiers who were missing or imprisoned at the end of the Vietnam War. Perot fanned the issue at home and discussed it privately with Vietnamese officials in the 1980s, angering the Reagan administration, which was formally negotiating with Vietnam’s government.

Perot’s wealth, fame and confident prescription for the nation’s economic ills propelled his 1992 campaign against President George H.W. Bush and Democratic challenger Bill Clinton. Some Republicans blamed him for Bush’s lost to Clinton as Perot garnered the largest percentage of votes for a third-party candidate since former President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1912 bid.

During the campaign, Perot spent $63.5 million of his own money and bought up 30-minute television spots. He used charts and graphs to make his points, summarizing them with a line that became a national catchphrase: “It’s just that simple.”

Perot’s second campaign four years later was far less successful. He was shut out of presidential debates when organizers said he lacked sufficient support. He got just 8% of the vote, and the Reform Party that he founded and hoped to build into a national political force began to fall apart.

However, Perot’s ideas on trade and deficit reduction remained part of the political landscape. He blamed both major parties for running up a huge federal budget deficit and letting American jobs to be sent to other countries. The movement of U.S. jobs to Mexico, he said, created a “giant sucking sound.”

to be continued

R: 8 / I: 1 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

Jeffrey Epstein Arrested for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, and will appear in court in New York on Monday, according to three law enforcement sources. Saturday's arrest by the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force comes about 12 years after the 66-year-old financier essentially got a slap on the wrist for allegedly molesting dozens of underage girls in Florida.

For more than a decade, Epstein’s alleged abuse of minors has been the subject of lawsuits brought by victims, investigations by local and federal authorities, and exposés in the press. But despite the attention cast on his alleged sex crimes, the hedge-funder has managed to avoid any meaningful jail time, let alone federal charges.

The new indictment—which, according to two sources, will be unsealed Monday in Manhattan federal court—will reportedly allege that Epstein sexually exploited dozens of underage girls in a now-familiar scheme: paying them cash for "massages" and then molesting or sexually abusing them in his Upper East Side mansion or his palatial residence in Palm Beach. Epstein will be charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors—which could put him away for a maximum of 45 years. The case is being handled by the Public Corruption Unit of the Southern District of New York, with assistance from the district's human-trafficking officials and the FBI.

Several of the billionaire's employees and associates allegedly recruited the girls for Epstein's abuse, and some victims eventually became recruiters themselves, according to law enforcement. The girls were as young as 14, and Epstein knew they were underage, according to details of the arrest and indictment shared by two officials.

R: 4 / I: 0 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

Saluting Ross Perot: British Govt Calls Trump a 'Stupid Inept Clown'

in honor of Ross Perot :

The weekend leak of a British diplomatic cable savaging President Trump was a minor event by Trump-era standards. That’s in part because it came via the British press on an American holiday weekend, but also because the memo’s author, British ambassador Kim Darroch, didn’t break new ground in assessing the president and his administration. Trump, he wrote, is dim-witted (“you need to make your points simple, even blunt”), susceptible to flattery (“you need to start praising him for something that he’s done recently”), lies constantly, potentially compromised by Russia (“the worst cannot be ruled out”), and generally incompetent (“we don’t really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept”).

We knew all that already. What’s more, we knew that the world (whose diplomatic strategy with the 45th president mixes delicate flattery with low-grade bribes ) knew it already. Even many members of Trump’s own administration know this. Yet Trump’s reaction to the story indicates that he regards it as especially offensive and even dangerous.

R: 9 / I: 2 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

How To Get Your Attention Span Back Again:

Ditch your phone, go for a walk, and let your mind wander.

Here’s a crazy story: I spent four and a half hours outdoors alone the other day and didn’t listen to music or a podcast, or look at my phone—which was in my pocket—the entire time. I was able to withstand urges to check Instagram, Twitter, my text messages, my email, and the news, for four and a half hours.

I am not a superhero with a freakishly long attention span, nor do I have an inexplicable-by-science ability to never get bored. I just decided a couple years ago that I was tired of being half- or fully-distracted every hour of my life. So I decided I would have at least one space in my life that was free from technological bullshit: When I’m outside, running, hiking, climbing, biking, or skiing. Whether I’m up high in the mountains or just jogging laps around the municipal park near my house, I simply don’t use my phone. Sometimes I don’t carry it, sometimes I carry it in case of an emergency, but I don’t look at it.

The rest of my life is constantly infiltrated by noise. It’s audible (phone ringing), visual (email and other notifications), and psychological (including the distraction that occurs just by having a phone sitting next to me). As I write this, I have 14 browser tabs open, my phone sitting next to my laptop, and by my count, people can contact me by 17 different methods (not including ringing my doorbell or writing me a letter). I am not proud of this, or happy about it.

Do you ever check the Screen Time app on your phone to see how much time you spend looking at its small, come-hither screen? Or how many times you pick up your phone and unlock it every day? Doing so is either depressing as hell or a reality of our age (or both). I rationalize the appalling amount of screen time and number of “phone pickups” by saying, “I need to do this to run my business.” But if I was harder on myself, I’d admit I could probably cut screen time and phone pickups to one-fourth of my current total and my business would be just fine. And I’d probably be healthier, mentally.

About ten years ago, at a dead-quiet bed and breakfast in Ouray, Colorado, I noticed a low-grade ringing in my ears. I was a little shocked at the fact that I probably had mild tinnitus, but really shocked that I’d only been in a place quiet enough to actually notice it once in my life. Since then, it’s only reappeared maybe a dozen times—always in rural, indoor environments, the kind of quiet places that are as close to silent as we can find anymore. I live in a city of four million people, sleep with a white noise app running to block city noises, and listen to music all day while I work. Even when I get outdoors, there’s still an ambient noise most of the time: wind blowing past my ears, a breeze pushing through pine trees, a creek running nearby.

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

How A Grocery Store's Plan To Shame Customers Into Using Reusable Bags Backfired

Public Shame

That's the tactic one Canadian grocery store used to get customers to ditch single-use plastics and instead utilize reusable shopping bags.

Shoppers who didn't bring their own bags to East West Market in Vancouver, British Columbia, left with groceries in plastic bags that read "Wart Ointment Wholesale," "Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium" or "The Colon Care Co-Op."

For store owner David Kwen, the bags evolved out of wanting to bring more awareness to reducing consumption — in a humorous way.

Kwen printed the eyebrow-raising slogans on the bags with the assumption that people would be embarrassed to carry them, he told Here & Now's Robin Young. In a post on Instagram, the grocery store said, "It's hard to always remember a reusable bag. We redesigned our plastic bags to help you never forget again!"

But the scheme backfired.

People began flocking to the market, paying 5 cents each in hopes of collecting the designs.

Although the bags were meant to force customers to think twice about their plastic consumption — smaller text on the bags read, "Avoid the shame. Bring a reusable bag" — Kwen wasn't defeated by the attention his plan got.

"The underlying thing is that it creates conversation, and that's what we actually wanted to get across to the general public," he says.

He decided to capitalize on all the excitement by giving his idea an eco-friendly spin. East West Market will soon have canvas tote bags with the humorous designs printed on the front.

And now is the perfect time for Kwen to promote a message of sustainability. Less than 10% of plastic used in Canada gets recycled. Canadians will throw away an estimated $8.3 billion worth of plastic materials each year by 2030 without a change in course, the government said in a recent statement. Following in the footsteps of the European Union, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in early June that Canada will ban single-use plastics as early as 2021.

In his personal efforts, Kwen still believes in using comedy to hammer the point home.

"If you talk to people in a nice, humorous way, I think they listen," Kwen says.

R: 6 / I: 1 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

Mr Neptune, I am a fan of yours

Dear Mr Neptune, I hope I may call you Johnny or Johnnie which ever you prefer sir.

I have been a fan of yours for 2 yrs now, ever since you bightened up 8ch with your funny picsart memes, which I have saved all of them!

There are a few of us here and we thought about starting up a Johnny Neptune fan club and board.

I will use JN now instead of Johnny Neptune, as I don't like to keep typing Johnny Neptune, especially on my iphone.

Anyway, I am 17 years old and you insulted me a year ago and I showed it to my BF, and he thought it was hilarious, the text wasn't very original, stuff about fags and vigins and vidya games, but the memes you created were really cool and funny!

I alwas hang out on /v/ and would sometimes visit /n/ and /newsplus/ to see what anons were talking about , this Neptune guy who was trolling the Website owner, Jim Watkins and pissing him off.

Fuck, you gave it to the MAN!

Fuck authority!

Anyway, I told my freinds that I would first try to contact You before we created the fanclub board.

I heard about what the 8ch owne did to try to silence you JN, what a faggot!

Removing the name field from a lot of boards and the killing your boardYou didn't post there much anymore, I hope you are not sick as I know you are old and did stuff when you were younger.

It's not true what they say, about the aids?

MY BF and I plan to only have sex with each other so we don't need to worry about that stuff like the old people did in the 1960's.

Anyway, if we create the board, would yo give us lessons on how to use picsart?

I saw the really cool art you did along time ago when you were younger and it was , like, really art!

One last question.

I had to ask around and some anons said I could find you here, on this freedomzine board.

Why do you post here JN?.It seems to be kinda dead and with stupid news articles.

You want to know what would be even greater than my friends and me making a board dedicated to you?

You make your own JN board!!!!

It would be the most popular board on 8ch after /pol/ and /v/ and /b2/!!!!!!

===DO IT!DO IT!DO IT!DO IT!DO IT!DO IT!DO IT!DO IT!DO IT!=

Anyway, goodbye JN and please come out of this dead place and post on /v/! and even better come to our HN board, and even better yet DO IT!DO IT!DO IT!DO IT!DO IT!DO IT!DO IT!DO IT!DO IT! ==Make your own board==!

PS: I live in GB and we really are all fags over here!

PSS!

I hope the one pix I posted isn't inappropiate and bothers you, i won't do it again if you say so!

I tried to post a few of my faves!

PSSS

The ZZ top album cover is really really cool

I thought they were really old guys, but I saw on youtube that they were disguises and I guess there really are old now so they don't need the disguises anymore LOL!

R: 4 / I: 0 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

A Goat Showed Me the True Meaning of Being Open-Hearted

Science can’t fully explain what animals do to our souls

I had promised my husband that I’d bring home some goat’s milk.

That was before the two goats arrived at the Farminary at Princeton Seminary, where I was studying theology and working as a farmhand. Maybe, I told him, we could even make cheese.

When it was my turn to milk the goats, I wrestled Daisy onto the milking stand, put a bucket under her, and reached for a teat. She responded with a sideways kick. I tried again; she tried again. Within minutes, I was sopping and sweaty. Most days, I got no more than a couple of tablespoons, which included whatever was in the bucket when Daisy inevitably kicked it over. That morning, I got enough, maybe, to fill a shot glass, and it turned out to be the high-milk mark of my time with the goats.

Daisy and her kid, August, were essentially visiting teaching assistants, borrowed for six weeks for a class on the society of ancient Israel. The idea was that the students might get a sense of life in a bygone pastoral culture by tending to them.

I wasn’t enrolled in that class, though I was at the farm almost every day doing other chores. During those weeks, August became one of my greatest teachers. She helped me heal long-standing shame about my body and then showed me, in her goatliness, exactly how to love it again.

The farm often reminded me of my physical shortcomings. I blacked out while weeding. I was useless at splitting wood. I struggled to close a particularly unwieldy barn door.

Every failure resurrected the hot humiliation I learned to have about my body as a kid. I hated its shortness and its weakness and its lack of coordination. I hated my slanty eyes and my coarse hair — reminders of my difference — and my tricky elbow, damaged forever by a Chinese-American childhood spent playing the violin.

Most of all, I hated the invisible scars I carried from when I was raped. I was 15 years old, but it feels like the attack has replayed interminably ever since; what happened in a matter of minutes metastasizing throughout my life, my body, my spirit, my soul.

To assault a person sexually is to take something good, a source of pleasure, and turn it to evil, a source of pain. The evangelical Christian religious tradition in which I was reared has plenty to say about God’s love and its healing power. The core claim of Christianity — that God is love and we are loved — sounds simple enough, but I’ve found that there isn’t much distance between hope and hypothesis.

Sometimes I say that God rights all wrongs because I want it to be true. Often I argue that we are given community because we can’t always endure on our own. It doesn’t mean that I always believe these things.

With each bleat and every playful kick of her hooves, August chiseled away at the hard shell I developed in moments of doubt. Underneath it — it was almost as if she knew — was a heart that longed to be understood, a spirit that wanted to be brave enough to be vulnerable.

Whereas Daisy regarded me daily with what I read as a mix of pity and contempt, August always welcomed me into their pen and always seemed delighted to have me around. Every time I squatted next to the milking stand, she tried to squeeze onto the little bit of lap that appeared. When I pushed her off, she might circle the stand, and then she’d try again, nuzzling me to reconsider.

I loved it. I loved her, I mean.

R: 12 / I: 11 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

The End of MAD Magazine: Part of The End of a World

The demise of Mad magazine is hardly a surprise. Times are tricky for print publications in general — all the more so for a title targeted with exquisite precision at middle-school boys. They are Nature’s neglected travelers, parked on an apron while the girls they used to know go racing down the evolutionary runway and take flight into the wild blue of adulthood.

Because life has, for the moment, scorned them, they return the favor, and for a couple of generations, Mad was both a tutor and a tool of their anarchy. Its cartooned pages confirmed their suspicions that parents are hypocrites, that heroes have clay feet, that popular culture is a ripoff and that a guy might as well laugh at existence because existence is already laughing at him. “What, me worry?” asked mascot Alfred E. Neuman, eternally hapless, perpetually 13.

In its day, Mad would have rolled its googly eyes at the corporate doublespeak of its own death notice. Mad will no longer publish new content, we were informed, but will continue into the uncertain future by repackaging old material between new covers. Television used to do a version of that. It was called “The Love Boat.” Each week, another washed-up celebrity took a cruise to nowhere. Mad ran a parody in 1978.

No doubt my interest in the subject is partly nostalgic. My own middle-school years in the early 1970s coincided with the peak of Mad’s influence and circulation. Two million people bought the magazine in those days, and even on a 50-cent weekly allowance, it was worth 40 cents. The “usual gang of idiots” (as Mad referred to its stable of contributors) included a number of supremely talented caricaturists and gag writers alongside a few authentic geniuses.

Chief among them was Don Martin, dubbed “Mad’s maddest artist.” He rendered a world full of ridiculous-looking adults with goofy faces, flabby guts and weirdly hinged oversize feet. These characters went blundering through familiar situations oblivious to their own pathos, accompanied by Martin’s inimitable written sound effects. “GISHKLURK,” for example, was the sound of Moses parting his soup, while “doop” was the sound of food falling from the mouth of someone choking and “SPLITCH” was the sound of a tomato in the face. (Martin’s vanity license plate read SHTOINK, which of course is what you hear when a nurse jabs your finger with a syringe.)

Every feature mined the same ironic vein: The world’s a joke, a sham, a tale told by an idiot. Antonio Prohias lampooned the Cold War in a wordless strip called “Spy vs. Spy.”

Norman Mingo rendered President Richard M. Nixon as Paul Newman in “The Sting,” cheerfully burning a subpoena. Even Al Jaffee’s ingenious back-page “fold-in” cartoons revealed dark truths masked within otherwise banal scenes.

Mad’s April 1974 cover boiled the entire sensibility down into a single outrageous image: an upraised middle finger. The blowback was sufficiently intense that publisher William Gaines never went there again. But it wasn’t the readers who objected; it was our moms, dads, ministers, librarians. Our oppressors.

To be subversive, however, requires a dominant culture to subvert. Mad was the smart-aleck spawn of the age of mass media, when everyone watched the same networks, flocked to the same movies and saluted the same flag. Without established authorities, it had no reason for being. Like the kid in the back of the classroom tossing spitballs and making fart sounds, a journal of subversive humor is funny only if there’s someone up front attempting to maintain order.

We now live in a time when everyone’s a spitballer, from the president of the United States on down. America elected the world’s oldest seventh-grader in 2016; we knew what we were getting from the earliest days of his campaign. Asked about one opponent, the successful business executive Carly Fiorina, Trump replied, “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that?” He bullied the rest of the field with stupid nicknames. The hijinks continue to this day. Recently, Trump play-scolded Vladimir Putin as the Russian president smirked in reply. “Don’t meddle in the election, please,” said Trump — as if the two of them had been caught giving wedgies and were forced to apologize. What, us worry?

Today, whether we’re doing history or current events, commerce or religion, we’re awash in iconoclasm but nearly bereft of icons. Everyone’s a court jester now, eager to expose the foibles of kings and queens. But the joke’s on us, because we no longer have authority figures to keep in check. We’re needling balloons that have already gone limp.

Some say Mad lost its edge to its offspring, from Bart Simpson to Stephen Colbert. Yet I wonder how long its influence could have continued after the extinction of the adult establishment. Not just a magazine, but a world, has ended — not with a SPLITCH but a doop.

R: 11 / I: 0 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

Ms Elle Reeve of Vice News on /sudo/

WTF

A strange exchange indeed!

>>>/sudo/100936

Hello, Mr Ronald Watkins?

I am a reporter for Vice News.

I was curious as to why You have a banner at the top of this board saying,"Killall(sic) niggers"

And ,Terminated niggers.

I have read that your pseudonym is codemonkey, and that board owners are responsible for their banners.

So Mr Watkins, do you advocate the genocide of black people?

I would like to hear your reason for putting this horrible stuff at the very top of your board before I include it in a story I am about to publish.

I have tried to reach you through other avenues such as Ron@CodeMonkeyZ , but with no reply.

I believe you can include some sort of ID to show that it is you replying and not some troll on this site.

Elle Reeve@elspethreeve

R: 4 / I: 1 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

/N/obody atte/n/ds /n/'s Fu/n/eral

I was scheduled to give the eulogy at /n/'s funeral yesterday, but I completely forgot about it.

I was the only one left to attend the funeral, and I didn't even show up. Nobody showed up, because nobody even cares that /n/ died.

/n/ was a greasy, stupid, worthless nigger.

Ron emailed me this morning and he seemed to suggest the actual reason they took /n/ off the front page had something to do with niggerlips killcen posting terroristic threats, threatening to cause bodily injury to United States elected officials.

Ron hinted that those threats were the death knell for /n/ and that "law enforcement requested access to the logs to identify a certain individual".

I also found it interesting that Ron used two terms in the email: he said 'law enforcement' AND 'a federal agency', which suggests that both a local jurisdiction and a government law enforcement agency were involved in two different investigations into the terroristic threats made in /n/.

Of course, it's fairly obvious that Ron was talking about killcen.

so now we all finally know exactly why /n/ died.

From what I gather, Jim was somewhat cooperating with law enforcement, and kept /n/ up and running for a while, allowing the authorities to continue monitoring killcen.

So…. Yesterday was /n/'s official funeral, and although I was the only person invited to attend, (just to post my eulogy) I got sidetracked and I ended up playing with my cats all day, and I completely forgot about the funeral…

Not one single person went to /n/ yesterday.

Nobody showed their respects, because nobody has any respect for killcen and his terroristic threats.

R: 33 / I: 12 / P: 4 [R] [G] [-]

/n/ Failed for the same reason

/n/ Failed for the same reason CNN Failed :

/n/ot understanding what /n/ews actually is; and /n/ot understanding that delivery is as important as content.

Yesterday's idiotic display by lamestream media of their complete abandonment of REAL News in favor of disseminating hatred and division reminds me of exactly why I left /n/, having had enough of Killcen-style 'reporting'. We often become that which we hate. We pick up the worst traits of those we hate. Food for thought…

So, let me ask – are all black men niggers? Can't I just choose to act like a nigger and become one? Can I self-identify as a nigger and be treated like one? Can I treat anyone I like as a nigger? How about the President? Can I treat him like a nigger and call him a nigger?

Sure I can! But can I deal with the consequences? Why is it that everyone who calls other people niggers or treats them as such ends up looking like and acting like a fucking nigger? Why is /pol/ where the niggers of 8chan congregate? They are such conformists that their hate based on skin color blinds them and deafens them to reality.

<it was da joos!

<nigger this nigger that

<spics, mudslimes

Hatred Blinds One to REAL Truth.

Everything must fit your conception of the truth – which is a LIE.==

So, listen to a black man or not…

https://youtube.com/watch?v=t-EuO-aF-pU

No skin off my nose. You're FREE to hate all you want and who you want.

But yeah…

/n/ died the same way CNN died.

R: 3 / I: 0 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

Concerned Citizen Gets Involved To Protect Local Children

Yesterday, for the 4th of July, I was really concerned about perverts roaming around my city, so it was my duty as a concerned citizen to take my camera and go out there into the city, and patrol the crowds to make sure there weren't any perverts perusing the local children.

I noticed this young girl, who seem to be enjoying herself, having an innocent time. Her parents were sitting in a lawn chair nearby, but they were engaged in a conversation, and didn't seem to be paying attention to their daughter.

This concerned me, so I decided to start following their daughter around and taking a series of photographs just in case a pervert abducted her.

That's when I noticed that it appears their daughter was wearing a bra underneath her shirt.

That got my mind to thinking, "is she old enough to wear a bra?" so I continued following around taking more photographs.

Depending on the angle, it was hard to tell whether or not she was wearing a bra. It looked like she had a training bra, but then she would bend over to pick up sparklers, and I could swear she wasn't wearing a bra at all.

As a concerned citizen, I felt obligated to determine whether or not she was wearing a bra, because that would say a lot about her parents.

I had to use a zoom lens to get really good close up pictures of her chest, to determine whether or not she was developing breasts yet.

Upon very careful examination, I estimated that she had just recently begun developing breasts, but I was still uncertain whether or not her breasts were large enough for her to be wearing a training bra.

If she was wearing a bra, it would make me wonder about her parents, because it seems strange that they would focus on their daughter's breasts, and suggest that she start wearing a bra.

However, is she wasn't wearing a bra, that would also make me wonder about her parents, because maybe they're not mentioning their daughter's breasts in an effort to try to keep her quiet about something?

Maybe there's a secret reason why they don't want to have a conversation with her about the development of her breasts, because maybe her father has something to hide?

I became SO concerned about this situation, that after I ran out of film, I went back to my car and put my camera in the trunk, then I put on a baseball hat and some sunglasses so I could investigate a little more deeply without looking suspicious.

During the fireworks, I managed to get a lot closer to her by blending in with the crowd, and that's when I could clearly see that she was not wearing a bra. This confirmed my suspicions that perhaps there's something nefarious happening under the surface here, and for her safety I decided to follow her family after the fireworks show.

It turns out they live 4.3 miles away from me, and after scouting around their property, I found out her bedroom faces the backyard, and their backyard has a brick wall hidden by trees, where a concerned citizen like myself can sit and investigate the situation even further.

I feel like I'm really onto something here, and I intend on returning to their backyard later tonight when the sun goes down, and if I have to go back there every night with binoculars just to make sure her father isn't going into her room, then that's what I'll do, because I'm a citizen who is extremely concerned about her.

In fact, before the fireworks had even begun last night, I realized that I felt a strong connection with this young woman.

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

Cyberthreats As Iran & China Agree: United Front Against U.S.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran and China are standing in a united front,” claimed Iran’s ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi last week, “to confront U.S. unilateralism and hegemony in the field of IT.” For confront read “offensive actions,” and for IT read “cyber.”

Jahromi followed this with similar comments in Beijing a few days later, when he met his opposite number Miao Wei. The ministers discussed “common challenges” in the face of “U.S. unilateralism,” of which Jahromi said, “we are facing similar challenges, so we need to find common solutions.” The Iranian minister accused the U.S. of “spreading its hegemony on new strategic technologies such as artificial intelligence,” and criticized Washington’s actions against Huawei and ZTE.

Miao Wei reportedly stressed that cooperation between the two countries would help tackle “such threats and pressures.”

According to Iran’s state media, the ministers “discussed ways to boost cooperation in the field of information technology and countering threats in cyberspace—and agreed to establish a joint workgroup to survey and counter those threats.”

In May, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the media after meeting his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, that “China is strongly opposed to U.S. unilateral sanctions and its prejudgments. China understands Iran’s conditions and concerns and safeguards its legitimate interests.”

Although some of the language can be interpreted as referencing mainstream, non-military IT interests, the context is entirely cybersecurity related and comes as tensions continue to intensify and the cyber domain becomes ever more important.

Putting any theoretical risk from North Korea—handshakes included—to one side, the greatest threats to the security of the U.S. and its allies come from Russia, China and Iran. The same is true when it comes to cybersecurity—China and Russia have long been the world’s greatest villains, but Iran fancies a seat at that table.

From a military perspective, there are clear links. Russia supplies weapons and proxy sponsorship to the Middle East, and China is now reportedly eyeing a more significant military role in the region. China and Russia have also both blamed the U.S. for its escalating tensions with Iran.

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

Meth Alters Biofilm, Absolutely D-I-S-G-U-S-T-I-N-G MRSA Junkies

Methamphetamine (METH) is a major drug of abuse in the United States and worldwide. Furthermore, Staphylococcus aureus infections and METH use are coemerging public health problems. S. aureus is the single most important bacterial pathogen in infections among injection drug users, with skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) being extremely common. Notably, the incidence of SSTI, especially in drug users, is difficult to estimate because such infections are often self-treated. Although there is substantial information on the behavioral and cognitive defects caused by METH in drug users, there is a dearth of knowledge regarding its impact on bacterial infections and immunity. Therefore, we hypothesized that METH exacerbates S. aureus skin infection. Using a murine model of METH administration and wound infection, we demonstrated that METH reduces wound healing and facilitates host-mediated collagen degradation by increased expression and production of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2). Additionally, we found that METH induces S. aureus biofilm formation and leads to detrimental effects on the functions of human and murine phagocytic cells, enhancing susceptibility to S. aureus infection. Our findings provide empirical evidence of the adverse impact of METH use on the antimicrobial efficacy of the cells that comprise innate immunity, the initial host response to combat microbial infection.

IMPORTANCE METH is an extremely addictive central nervous system stimulant that is frequently administered by injection. SSTI, common problems among injection drug users, result in serious morbidity for patients and costly hospitalizations for treatment of superficial wounds and incision and drainage of abscesses; however, there has been little etiologic or preventive epidemiological research on this problem. In addition, the evasive nature of injection drug users toward medical care complicates our ability to accurately predict the prevalence of these infections. Hence, this study investigated the impact of METH use on S. aureus skin infection. Our findings demonstrate that this drug of abuse promotes biofilm formation and negatively impacts the wound healing process and innate immune function, exacerbating susceptibility to S. aureus infection. The findings may translate into new knowledge and development of therapeutic and public health strategies to deal with the devastating complications of METH abuse.

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

Russia's Potential Response To a US/Iran Conflict

Russia’s swift military intervention in 2015 to maintain the Syrian regime in power should give American policymakers reason to be wary of war with Iran, which would expand across Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and the Gulf. As former Secretary of State John Kerry wrote in his memoir, Russia gave the Obama administration “no indication of what was coming” in Syria.

The likely entrance of a major rival nuclear power that has been attempting to destabilize the United States through interference in its elections and other covert means certainly would raise the stakes of a conflict with Iran. Such an intervention would likely occur in the form of covert arms transfers but might also include overt military deployments—as in Syria—if Iran requested it and Russia anticipated a U.S. effort to forcibly impose regime change.

From the Russian perspective, Iran serves as a valuable geostrategic foil to U.S. dominance of the Middle East and its resulting ability to further influence global oil and gas prices to Russia’s detriment. Iran also limits the U.S. ability to reallocate its resources to pressure Russia to enter into the U.S.-led international order.

Resurgent Russian influence in the Middle East beyond Syria is demonstrated most alarmingly by Turkey’s pending acquisition of Russia’s S-400 missile system. This weapon system is a viable threat to even the most advanced U.S. military aircraft. Conflicting reports have also emerged in recent weeks on whether Russia intends to provide it to Iran. Qatar has also engaged in discussions with Russia in recent months on possible acquisition of this system. Russia has also provided diplomatic cover to Iran’s provision of ballistic missiles to the Houthis, which they have been firing into Saudi territory.

In a recent interview, Ruslan Mamedov, Middle East North Africa Program Coordinator at the Russian International Affairs Council, argued that Russia wishes to avoid confrontation with the United States over Iran. However, Russia does want the EU to implement its INSTEX initiative to enable European companies to work around U.S. sanctions against Iran. Mamedov described INSTEX not only as a potential way to salvage the Iran nuclear agreement but also as a prelude to the end of U.S. hegemony over the global financial system.

R: 34 / I: 21 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

WHAT IS IT?

WHAT IS IT?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=em_hw3HzxWI

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

SJWs Win Again!

>inb4 CNN

Federal appeals court rules against 'bikini baristas'

Posted at 10:29 PM ET, Fri July 5, 2019

The city of Everett, Washington, has battled for years against coffee stands featuring scantily clad baristas.

The city of Everett, Washington, has battled for years against coffee stands featuring scantily clad baristas.

(CNN) — The "bikini baristas" of Everett, Washington, may have to start wearing more clothes due to a new federal appeals court ruling.

The government in Everett, located about 30 miles north of Seattle, has complained for years that female employees of local drive-thru coffee stands were serving drinks while wearing bikinis and other forms of revealing clothing.

The city passed two ordinances in 2017 to address the issue. One ordinance created a dress code for employees of "quick-service facilities" that required employees wear at least a tank top and shorts. The other ordinance expanded the city's definition of lewd conduct to include the public display of specific parts of the body.

The owner of one stand, Hillbilly Hotties, and some baristas sued, saying the new ordinances violated the baristas' First and 14th amendment rights.

US District Court Judge Marsha Pechman initially ruled in late 2017 in the coffee chain's favor, saying the city ordinances were too vague and arbitrary, according to CNN affiliate KOMO. The ordinance was suspended while the matter worked its way through the judicial system.

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the women may have to cover up after all.

The new ruling, from a three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, vacated Pechman's injunction and sent the case back to lower courts.

"The panel concluded that the vagueness doctrine did not warrant an injunction prohibiting enforcement of the Dress Code Ordinance," the appeals court wrote. "The panel concluded that the mode of dress at issue in this case was not sufficiently communicative to merit First Amendment protection."

As to the lewd conduct ordinance, the appeals court said it was not vague, but was "ascertainable to a person of ordinary intelligence." The panel was composed of US Circuit Judges Sandra Ikuta and Morgan Christen, and US Judge Jennifer Choe-Groves.

Ramsey Ramerman, an Everett assistant city attorney, said some of the clothing was skimpier than a basic bikini.

Everett officials said they were grateful for the appellate court ruling and said the city has offered "extensive evidence of adverse secondary effects associated with the stands, including prostitution and sexual violence…."

A city police investigation had documented that some baristas engaged in lewd conduct, some baristas were victimized by patrons, and that other crimes were associated with the stands, according to the ruling.

"The city looks forward to enforcing its ordinances consistent with the Court's decision and in the best interest of the community," it said in a statement.

Melinda Ebelhar, who helped represent the baristas, said her clients may ask the full appellate court to hear their appeal.

"The baristas are seeking to exercise their right to choose their work clothing," she said. "The baristas sought to express positive messages of body confidence and female empowerment.

This decision effectively tells women that the female body must be covered up and hidden, and that women must be protected from themselves."

By Ralph Ellis, Marlena Baldacci and Chris Boyette, CNN

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/07/05/us/bikini-baristas-ruling/index.html

https://archive.fo/o0tFr

R: 1 / I: 0 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

Woman Sprays Stupid Nigger Would-Be Carjacker With Gasoline

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia woman at a gas station doused a man in gasoline as he tried to steal her car.

WSB-TV reports the woman was pumping gas in her car Thursday outside Atlanta when the man approached the passenger door undetected.

The woman noticed the man once he was in the driver's seat. She pulled the gas nozzle and sprayed him with gasoline, which scared him off.

Rockland County Deputy Lee Thomas says a Dodge Charger dropped the man off at the gas station and picked him up soaked in gasoline.

R: 1 / I: 0 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

The Startling Link Between Sugar And Alzheimer's

In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3” diabetes, though that moniker doesn’t make much sense. After all, though they share a problem with insulin, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease caused by diet. Instead of another type of diabetes, it’s increasingly looking like Alzheimer’s is another potential side effect of a sugary, Western-style diet.

In some cases, the path from sugar to Alzheimer’s leads through type 2 diabetes, but as a new study and others show, that’s not always the case.

A longitudinal study, published in the journal Diabetologia, followed 5,189 people over 10 years and found that people with high blood sugar had a faster rate of cognitive decline than those with normal blood sugar—whether or not their blood-sugar level technically made them diabetic. In other words, the higher the blood sugar, the faster the cognitive decline.

“Dementia is one of the most prevalent psychiatric conditions strongly associated with poor quality of later life,” said the lead author, Wuxiang Xie at Imperial College London, via email. “Currently, dementia is not curable, which makes it very important to study risk factors.”

Melissa Schilling, a professor at New York University, performed her own review of studies connecting diabetes to Alzheimer’s in 2016. She sought to reconcile two confusing trends. People who have type 2 diabetes are about twice as likely to get Alzheimer’s, and people who have diabetes and are treated with insulin are also more likely to get Alzheimer’s, suggesting elevated insulin plays a role in Alzheimer’s. In fact, many studies have found that elevated insulin, or “hyperinsulinemia,” significantly increases your risk of Alzheimer’s. On the other hand, people with type 1 diabetes, who don’t make insulin at all, are also thought to have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s. How could these both be true?

Schilling posits this happens because of the insulin-degrading enzyme, a product of insulin that breaks down both insulin and amyloid proteins in the brain—the same proteins that clump up and lead to Alzheimer’s disease. People who don’t have enough insulin, like those whose bodies’ ability to produce insulin has been tapped out by diabetes, aren’t going to make enough of this enzyme to break up those brain clumps. Meanwhile, in people who use insulin to treat their diabetes and end up with a surplus of insulin, most of this enzyme gets used up breaking that insulin down, leaving not enough enzyme to address those amyloid brain clumps.

According to Schilling, this can happen even in people who don’t have diabetes yet—who are in a state known as “prediabetes.” It simply means your blood sugar is higher than normal, and it’s something that affects roughly 86 million Americans.

Schilling is not primarily a medical researcher; she’s just interested in the topic. But Rosebud Roberts, a professor of epidemiology and neurology at the Mayo Clinic, agreed with her interpretation.

In a 2012 study, Roberts broke nearly 1,000 people down into four groups based on how much of their diet came from carbohydrates. The group that ate the most carbs had an 80 percent higher chance of developing mild cognitive impairment—a pit stop on the way to dementia—than those who ate the smallest amount of carbs. People with mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, can dress and feed themselves, but they have trouble with more complex tasks. Intervening in MCI can help prevent dementia.

Rebecca Gottesman, a professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins, cautions that the findings on carbs aren’t as well-established as those on diabetes. “It’s hard to be sure at this stage, what an ‘ideal’ diet would look like,” she said. “There’s a suggestion that a Mediterranean diet, for example, may be good for brain health.”

R: 1 / I: 0 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

Not Exactly 'Front Page News' : The Death Of /n/

So /n/ is dead………………………………………

that's actually pretty cool. we were ALL getting sick of /n/ and we have ALL known in the backs of our minds that we needed to find something else to do instead of coming here….

The problem is simple :

Although we realized it was time to leave, we were addicted to coming here, each of us for our own reason.

There were only four of us, including the mod, and then one of us left to work on some technological projects,and expand his horizons….

That left three of us, including the mod….

Then the mod started slacking off, only popping in and out occasionally….

Then I left…..

At that point, it was just two people in here……

And Jim decided "why should I give front page space to a dead-ass board with only two users?"

I really don't blame him at all, and I'm actually amazed it didn't happen a lot sooner.

So now it's dead

It's a corpse……………

I say /freedomzine/ and /newswire/ should work together, to give people outlets to Express themselves creatively and inform each other without being censored….

Unfortunately, from the little bit I've seen so far, it appears that /newswire/ is an anal retentive effort to exert control and authority over other people, which is not cool and it's not fun and it's not interesting and it's the total opposite of the concept behind /freedomzine/

(which, if I'm not mistaken, is NO concept at all, and is somewhat of a blank canvas, where anything could happen (or not happen) and it's final direction will be fractally created out of whatever random chaos ends up occurring)

………Let me end where I began……….

So, /n/ is dead………………………………………

GOOD !! fuck /n/

R: 6 / I: 2 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

I met Bob Lazar back in the late 80s.

I believe him COMPLETELY

R: 4 / I: 1 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

warning to whom ever is deleting these threads

I have stopped posting gay scat and shit on /newsplus/, but you cintinue to attack this board

I dare you to delete this post and see what happens.

\You are obviously a stupid person as the very nature of this web site and the allowance of proxies allows me to hurt you

I hold the position of power

Holy ass fuck dying jesus on the cross?

The only way to stop me is to remove all proxy posting and severely hurt this site

Now, as i have said. I have stopped the disgusting shit(which I got off this very website, and even if I posted my real IP, which I can change as it is a dynamic one. there is nothing you can do about it since all I have posted is legal, so there is shit all you can do about it..hmm officer, my website with bestiality and cp and extreme white nationalisn is being shit poted with gay scat that is already on the site…you fucking waste of dna)), so I double dog dare you…delete this post

This is my board

You have removed it from the latest headlines and yor vindictive lil black heart wants more?

I triple nipple dare you you cunt

DElete this thread

please

https://twitter.com/hashtag/gayscat

btw. I live in Toronto and my ISP is Rogers

you have my real ip(which I have changed just now in my router/o Vpn/or proxy

go for it

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

revenge on jimbo et al

I am just-kiss-it and I do here solemnly swear to get my revenge on That porn meister and data gather known as JIm Watkins by using this board as a 5th column to destroy 8ch by posting gay scat all over the site and I am not Jewny Nigturd and I aint even lyin!!!!

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

Yeah, got a new one for you...

Decentralized Censorship-Resistant Social Media Platforms developing that will threaten established social media platforms based on centralized control, like Fakebook, Twatter, EeewTube, etc…

Here's one to keep an eye on. Not one for social media myself, but I do think it is a good idea to let content creators control the presentation of their creations, rather than some centralized authority with their own agendas. Also, advertising could be done in a more targeted and effective, yet decentralized P2P way. Food for thought…

Also, lol @ the hardcore Mohammedans and Trumptards finding common ground in

FREEDOM!

Massive, Unexpected Growth On New Free Speech Platform, Bypassing Shadow Bans—Parler CEO John Matze

"Today we sit down with Parler co-founder and CEO John Matze, who seeks to re-create social media into what is, in his eyes: a true public square. We look at the world of social media through his eyes, and discuss his hopes for this budding new platform.

We also talk about what it is about Parler that led to an influx of hundreds of thousands of Saudi Arabian users in a matter of days?

We also discuss how social media giants are effectively taking on publisher roles instead of living up to their promise of being the public square."

American Thought Leaders - The Epoch Times

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmWhuFRkZKu0g-e1xrlakVA

Premiered Jun 12, 2019 on EeewTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjQZ7PSsQj4

R: 12 / I: 8 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

RON'S EMAIL: Why /n/ Was Taken Off Front Page, Will Be Deleted Soon

According to Ron's email last night, once killcen leaves, Jim will put /n/ back up on the front page. However, Ron says Jim told him if Killcen comes back, /n/ will be permanently removed from the entire site.

the technique Jim is using is very clever, because it's designed to make killcen show whether or not his ego will make him allow the entire board sacrifice just because he cares more about himself than the board as a whole.

this is an old military technique, where the CO will make the entire barracks suffer for the misdeeds of one cadet. that way, all of the other cadets will resent the cadet who caused the problem.

and I think each of us realize that killcen will sacrifice the entire board, because he only cares about himself, and his incessant threads that nobody reads.

By being so insecure that he needed to ruin /n/ with his desperate attempts to feel like he 'mattered', killcen jeopardized the entire board.

first, he drove away all of the regular readers, then he drove the final nails into the /n/ coffin by 'not taking a hint' when Jim was actually PAYING PEOPLE to make killcen realize that his presence was not desired here, and he was making the user base leave in droves.

Of course, killcen is delusional and self-aggrandizing, so he tries to convince himself that Jim was trying to 'censor real news', when that had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Jim realizes that killcen's crap is not real news, it's all just the same old redundant paranoid conspiracy nonsense you can find anywhere on the internet.

The reason Jim wanted to get rid of Killcen was simple:

killcen's threads aren't cool, they're not fun, they're not interesting, they're not informative, AND THEY MADE READERS LEAVE /N/

he's bad for business.

Killcen's like the screaming angry drunk schizophrenic guy laying in front of the doorway of a fancy restaurant….. He's ruining the experience for paying customers….

And that's why he had to go.

Killcen doesn't give a fuck about you or me.

He only cares about himself.

He's a selfish greedy man.

He's going to continue ruining /n/

He's going to continue posting threads.

He's going to claim he's fighting censorship.

That's why /n/ will not be put back on the front page

And that's why Jim has instructed Ron to eliminate /n/ completely if Killcen continues.

and killcen knows this…

so when you see him creating threads…

You'll know he's intentionally trying to destroy /n/

which proves that he's not here to share news

he's here because nobody wants his paranoid lemonade.

https://8ch.net/n/res/787669.html#787734

▶Anonymous 06/29/19 (Sat) 07:10:44 No.787834

everybody already knows killcen is the one who destroyed /n/. He didn't destroy it by posting real news, because very little of what he posts has any foundation in reality.

He destroyed it by not taking a hint when Jim was paying us to dissuade killcen from driving readers away.

Advertisers look at the server logs to count how many readers their ads are reaching. killcen made so many people leave with his boring paranoia, that advertisers began cancelling accounts with Jim.

▶Anonymous 06/29/19 (Sat) 07:18:57 No.787835>>787836

File (hide): 6cf6ce34d72a471⋯.jpg (818.53 KB, 1280x1133, 1280:1133, 20190629_071719.jpg) (h) (u)

Fullsized image

Killcen simply drove away all the readers, and that's bad for business.

nobody wants to drink his bitter putrid lemonade, even if it's free.

▶Anonymous 06/29/19 (Sat) 07:34:44 No.787836

>>787835

interesting. now that I understand the situation, it all makes sense. killcen is quite literally set on destroying /n/, and sacrificing all of us, just so he can continue telling himself that he's important? I've never paid attention to any of his schizophrenic conspiracy threads, and I don't remember anybody requesting his presence here. I came to this board to read news stories, not to hear the same old conspiracy theories rehashed over and over. I'm really beginning to resent him now.

▶Anonymous 06/29/19 (Sat) 07:36:18 No.787837

When life gives you lemons, make everybody hate your guts.

▶Anonymous 06/29/19 (Sat) 07:41:10 No.787838>>787839

>>787833 (OP)

Advertising dollars are the bottom line, and now I completely understand why killcen had to go.

▶Anonymous 06/29/19 (Sat) 07:57:58 No.787839

>>787838 agreed. now killcen's claims that 'jim was trying to censor his stupid stories' look more ridiculous than ever before. of course it's the advertisers pulling out that made jim want killcen gone.

▶Anonymous 06/29/19 (Sat) 08:00:58 No.787840

I'm pretty angry with killcen right now. /n/ used to be one of my favorite boards, but now his selfishness is why it's about to be deleted from 8chan.

R: 6 / I: 4 / P: 5 [R] [G] [-]

Vindication!Thead deleted about Watkins Calling Andy a psycho meat-a ball-a

We are being watched By Jim Watkins

This board does not have a mod anymore,ergo, the suspect who deleted it is Young Master Watkins, or old Master Watkins.

I am opting for old Master Watkins aka Jimbo aka the Porcine Porcine killer

I was just kidding about him being normal in that thread

He is one weird scary dude and McGovern better watch himself!

Knock knock

Andy opens door

Flip with knife says:''mensahe sa iyo Watkins mo masamang tao"

Andy lies in a pool of blood

So anyway, /n/ is sliding off the front pae but is still being retaliated against all because of Jewny Nigtud

Neptune, stop posting that gay scat porn on /newsplus/ using my moniker (sac) and the monikers of others from /n/!

Archived page of the deleted thread(I didn't do it, but someone had the presence of mind to, which eliminates every anon on this board…I think it was Ron rebeling against his raging papa after he was ordered to delete it, as he is quite a twisted sister from being a 1/2 & 1/2 slope euro face)

http://archive.is/dni64

R: 3 / I: 1 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

Love Him or Hate Him...

Love Him or Hate Him.. TRUMP IS AUTHENTIC.

Wait! Isn't that what they said about Johnny Neptune?

Seriously,

If you are an American,

WHY IS Trump Your President?

whether you like it or not.

I don't have time to write an article right now, but I can embed a video and copy / paste some shit from the video description, so… I listened to the 1 hr conversation, learned much, and agreed with most of it, and am now sharing it…

Victor Davis Hanson on “The Case For Trump”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEXL5USuDGI

Recorded on April 1, 2019 by HooverInstitution on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzWwWbbKHg4aodl0S35R6XA)

Synopsis:

"How did blue-collar voters connect with a millionaire from Queens in the 2016 election? Martin and Illie Anderson Senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson addresses that question and more in his newly released book, The Case for Trump. He sits down with Peter Robinson to chat about his motivation to write a book making a rational case for those voters who chose Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. Hanson and Robinson, the Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow, discuss how voters connected with Trump’s “personal authenticity” during the campaign and how the media has a “historical amnesia” of the bad behavior of past presidents when talking about President Trump. The president, Hanson argues, was always an outsider from elite society in Manhattan, which helped him to better to connect with voters who felt like outsiders. He analyzes President Trump’s platform agenda, which was composed 80% of traditionally conservative views with the remaining 20% being radical ideas that fit with many of the views of the midwestern states. He breaks down why, in the end, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich didn’t appeal to voters in the way that Trump managed to. Hanson turns to talk about his background and life growing up in California’s Central Valley and how different the area feels now compared to when he was younger. He talks about seeing the majority of the family-run farms being steadily replaced with large commercial operations and how that’s drastically impacted the workforce and economics of the region. He goes on to discuss issues of water protection and water quality in the Central Valley and how Bay Area elites prioritize their water quality over that of the rural farmers."

R: 4 / I: 2 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

The moment and thread Mr Watkins decided to kill /n/ by (sac)ic

I know these Things, this is why I out troll and out autist anyone who trys(sic) me

Some would say it's a psychic ability, but is a gift like the greats, like the Amazing Kreskin had to read a group

And using my amazing (sac)ic abilities, I was able to guess that this post Was made by site owner Mr.Watkins in reference to Mr Mcgovern's meatball and sauce trolling:

Anonymous(aka Watkins) 06/23/19 (Sun) 13:56:54 No.786796

Why is the front page of this website plastered with "news articles" that contain a thread of a single psychopath having a conversation with himself, thinking it's at all funny?

▶Anonymous(aka just-kiss-it) 06/23/19 (Sun) 15:02:35 No.786819

>>786796

I only think its funny pissing complete asshole snobs like yourself OFF. Don't like news? Fuck outta here already!

Mr Watkins assumed that the psychopath was Andrew McGovern(He was correct).

I'm assuming that Mr watkins was looking for an excuse to kill /n/ and this was his moment

https://8ch.net/n/res/786651.html#q786796 is the link for the moment

as this link will go poof(I forgot how to spell disappear), I have made a panoramic pix and even a screen shot which i

will include named The day /n/ died"'₍ₛₐ𝒸₎ₘₐᵣₖ aka meatballs of n'''

In parting, LSD should be kept away from 12 yr olds

R: 9 / I: 12 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

/N/ SINKS BENEATH SURFACE OF SEWAGE, NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN

>Killcen, you are the one who drove everybody away

twas beauty killed the beast,not /killcen/(he just shat on the corpse)

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

Local gossip:Fake /killcen/ exposed! Is News Junkie, bigot pedo scum extraordinaire!

First, an apology to just-kiss-it for assuming that he was the fake /killcen/ bigot pedo scum extraordinaire!

As the ship SS /n/ sank, the rats abandoned it.

/killcen/ dissapeaed after an amusing troll by just-kiss-it that if he left, Jimbo would reimstate /n/ on the front board.

This is what confused me about just-kiss-it and News Junkie posts.

News Junkie's were pathetic attempts at HS classroom shenanigans and flopped horribly, with the word GOOD! in alot of them and references to pedophilia, EX:

1Good! Italian Police Arrest Massive Government-run Pedo Ring In Italy

2Good! Angry Vigilante Cut Off Genitals Of Pedophile After Catching Him Rape Two Childs

3Good! Hollywood Pedo Cult Leader Found Guilty of Child Sex Trafficking

4"Love Knows No Age" - Pedophiles Rejoice as Snapchat Bravely Takes a Stand in Favor of Sex With Kids

5Good! Elitist Pedophile, Guilty of Raping 25 Kids, Executed in China

6Badass Gym Teacher Takes Control, Gets Oral Sex From 28 First Grade Girls, Molests an Additional 88

You get the picture, I'm sure, then theres the bigot scum stuff

1 11 Year Old Boy Ends Home Invasion: Chops Nigger's Head Open With a Machete(He had a thrill there, 2 4 1 11 yr old boy and nigger!

2Evil Muslim Nigger Cop Sentenced to 12.5 Years in Prison for Killing Beautiful White Woman

3 90- Year-Old Blackie Gets Fed Up With Homos, Slams His Old Niggermobile Through Pride Parade

You get the pitcure , I'm sure

Sorry /killcen/ for thinking you were the bigot scum!

Now this News Junkie, bigot pedo scum extraordinaire! wants us to come to his board and post there!

>>>/newswire/

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…….hee

I did post some gay scat there, as I occasionally doo doo on /sudo/ and /newspus/ and thegoldwater.com along with a message about making a kind considerate old gent like /killcen/ homeless

/killcen/……………….sob, sniff, snort……so sorry again!

I will post hosannas on yor prep board from now on!

My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos, ruined dreams, this wasted land. But most of all, I remember the road warrior, the man we called /killcen/. To understand who he was we have to go back to the other time, when the world was powered by the black fuel and the desert sprouted great cities of pipe and steel — gone now, swept away. For reasons long forgotten two mighty warrior tribes went to war and touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel they were nothing. They'd built a house of straw. The thundering machines sputtered and stopped. Their leaders talked and talked and talked, but nothing could stem the avalanche. Their world crumbled. Cities exploded — a whirlwind of looting, a firestorm of fear. Men began to feed on men.

On the roads it was a white-line nightmare. Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice, and in this maelstrom of decay ordinary men were battered and smashed — men like /killcen/, the warrior /killcen/. In the roar of an engine, he lost everything and became a shell of a man, a burnt-out desolate man, a man haunted by the demons of his past, a man who wandered out into the wasteland. And it was here, in this blighted place, that he learned to live again, to prep again.

[Closing narration] And so began the journey north to safety, to our place in the sun. Among us we found a new leader: the man who came from the sky, the (sac). And just as just-kiss-it had planned, we traveled far beyond the reach of men on machines. The juice, the precious juice was hidden in the vehicles. [fade to shot of the Feral Kid, Mark Wireing] As for me, I grew to manhood and in the fullness of time I became the leader, the Chief of the Great Northern Tribe. And the Road Warrior? That was the last we ever saw of him. He lives now only in my memories.

RIP /killcen/

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

Branching Out, so...

Still extremely busy. Branching out into video production, but as a perfectionist, it will take time.

Not everything that needs to be said should be said, and certainly not just in any old way. I think 'fake' Killcen has taught us this. REAL Killcen recommended the DAT protocol and Brighteon.com. FreedomZine has implemented that advice, and we thank the REAL Killcen for pointing us in that direction. The FreedomZine website was inspected and found worthy of Brighteon's standards, so we now have a Brighteon channel. No videos have yet been uploaded, so I cannot steer you to it; but since Killcen is feeling down today you're welcome for helping to orchestrate this much-needed event I will link to a video from someone else's Brighteon channel who I think Killcen, and any other thinking person, would agree with…

GOOGLE SUCKS AND IS EVIL.

https://www.brighteon.com/6053086655001

Still busy, but may post FreedomZine's hilarious email interactions with Vimeo.com a bit later on.

We were instabanned. Fucking Giraffe-Haters.

R: 3 / I: 1 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

Brief Hiatus... You Can

Just-Kiss-It is taking a brief hiatus from devoting inordinate amounts of time and energy to FreedomZine, as he has had to take care of the REAL Killcen, who has fallen ill, sick-at-heart really, over the fear-porn the 'fake' Killcen is still so feverishly peddling.

Just-Kiss-It does occasionally take a break from work for fun, shitposting, and generally giraffing around, and is currently working on learning some video editing skills for further future shitposting extraveganzas and educational opportunities…

Here's a taste of goodies to come…

R: 29 / I: 6 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

a question board owner

gee, it's pretty echoee in here

I saw a cobweb in the corner of my screen…coulda been spider mites in my eye…but I digress.

Question:Items in the /n/ catalogue page are never deleted, they just keep accumulating and taking the page longer too load.

How difficult is it too delete, say all the posts more than a week old?

I will await with bated breath

R: 4 / I: 2 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

REAL Killcen here.

Just wanted to give you guys a shout-out to let you know that Catpocalypse is thriving well, and he still likes his name. Thanks for helping me name him.

I'm not sure exactly when his birthday is, but we've decided to celebrate on June 22. I even kicked over an old toaster for him, so he got an extra mouse for breakfast when it scampered out.

Anyway, Celebrate with us!

PLEASE POST CAT PICS

Catpocalypse misses Caturday.

R: 2 / I: 1 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

(sac) here,I will be indisposed june 26-? help control /killcen/ j-k-i

My drug degenerate nephew is a bad influence on me will be paying me a visit on June 26-29? and I will be fucked up for a week

He's bringing me 3x12 mg of hydrmorph

1 gram of coke or crack..undecided as of yet

And I will have 2x40 oz bourbon that I am supplying

The drugs are for me, as he has his own

He wanted to bring his 20 yr old GF, who looks like a young Rose McGowan, but there are too many people in the house(4) so I would love to have had a taste of her, but more drugs for me

(and both her parents are magistrates)

But next month, on my birthday end of July, My nephew's mom is going away for 2 weeks and I will be visting him and her..haha…hee

So, anywho, I will not be posting on /n/ from circa June 25-June 30

I would apprciate it if just-kiss-it kept /killcen/ under control and counter balanced his relavent[sic] but sometime over the top lunacy with some relevent homosexual news

Thank you in advance

Yors truly (sac)

PS

I ill post this on /n/ and you may see it there if it don't get removed

R: 2 / I: 1 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

You Need To Practice Being Your Future Self

I was coaching Sanjay,* a leader in a technology firm who felt stuck and frustrated. He wasn’t where he wanted to be at this point in his career.

He had come to our coaching session, as usual, prepared to discuss the challenges he was currently facing. This time, it was his plan for conducting compensation conversations with each of his employees. After a few minutes of listening to him talk through his plans, I interrupted him.

“Sanjay, you’ve had these kinds of conversations before, right?” I asked.

“Yes,” he said.

“And, for the most part, you know how to do them, right?”

“Yes,” he said again.

“Great. Let’s talk about something else.”

“But this is what’s on my mind right now,” he protested. “It’s helpful to think it through with you.”

“I’m glad it’s helpful, Sanjay,” I said. “But you don’t want me to be merely helpful. You want me to be transformational. And focusing on what’s top of mind for you right now is not going to get us there.”

You see, the reason Sanjay is stuck — and the reason many of us feel that way — is that we focus on what’s present for us at any particular moment.

On the other hand, what most of us want most is to move forward. And, by definition, paying attention to the present keeps us where we are. So, sure, I can help Sanjay be a better “present” Sanjay. But I will have a much greater impact if I help him become a successful “future” Sanjay.

It’s a familiar story: You’re busy all day, working non-stop, multitasking in a misguided attempt to knock a few extra things off your to-do list, and as the day comes to a close, you still haven’t gotten your most important work done.

Being busy is not the same as being productive. It’s the difference between running on a treadmill and running to a destination. They’re both running, but being busy is running in place.

If you want to be productive, the first question you need to ask yourself is: Who do I want to be? Another question is: Where do I want to go? Chances are that the answers to these questions represent growth in some direction. And while you can’t spend all your time pursuing those objectives, you definitely won’t get there if you don’t spend any of your time pursuing them.

If you want to be a writer, you have to spend time writing. If you want to be a sales manager, you can’t just sell — you have to develop your management skill. If you want to start a new company, or launch a new product, or lead a new group, you have to spend time planning and building your skills and experience.

R: 28 / I: 13 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

leave /killcen/ alone

These 2 were /killcen/'s responses to one of your attacks on him

I quote:

▶Anonymous 06/13/19 (Thu) 12:28:09 No.784466>>784468

>>784461

Why don't YOU fuck off for good? If YOU don't like this place, as much as I do (and contribute!), then just leave for God's sake! Or at least for the sake of your own mental health, just leave! No one is demanding YOU be here. Remember that. And tell that to Johnny the next time he comes here to.

▶Anonymous 06/13/19 (Thu) 12:31:57 No.784467

>>784461

I do my best to contribute content, and if it were not for anons like me, /n/ would become another unbearable-to-watch TV network! So you like propaganda? Sit back down on your couch and turn on the mainstream news and suck your thumb to the war beat propaganda, USA! USA! USA! hurrr durrr!

R: 1 / I: 0 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

Smartphones Causing Horns To Grow On Kids Skulls?

Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.

Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, have documented the prevalence of bone spurs at the back of the skull among young adults. (Scientific Reports)

Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, have documented the prevalence of bone spurs at the back of the skull among young adults. (Scientific Reports)

No alt text provided

By Isaac Stanley-Becker

June 20, 2019 at 4:40 AM EDT

Mobile technology has transformed the way we live — how we read, work, communicate, shop and date.

But we already know this.

What we have not yet grasped is the way the tiny machines in front of us are remolding our skeletons, possibly altering not just the behaviors we exhibit but the bodies we inhabit.

New research in biomechanics suggests that young people are developing hornlike spikes at the back of their skulls — bone spurs caused by the forward tilt of the head, which shifts weight from the spine to the muscles at the back of the head, causing bone growth in the connecting tendons and ligaments. The weight transfer that causes the buildup can be compared to the way the skin thickens into a callus as a response to pressure or abrasion.

The result is a hook or hornlike feature jutting out from the skull, just above the neck.

In academic papers, a pair of researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, argues that the prevalence of the bone growth in younger adults points to shifting body posture brought about by the use of modern technology. They say smartphones and other handheld devices are contorting the human form, requiring users to bend their heads forward to make sense of what’s happening on the miniature screens.

The researchers said their discovery marks the first documentation of a physiological or skeletal adaptation to the penetration of advanced technology into everyday life.

Health experts warn of “text neck,” and doctors have begun treating “texting thumb,” which is not a clearly defined condition but bears resemblance to carpal tunnel syndrome. But prior research has not linked phone use to bone-deep changes in the body.

Twitter undermines learning. Now there’s data to prove it.

“An important question is what the future holds for the young adult populations in our study, when development of a degenerative process is evident in such an early stage of their lives?” ask the authors in one paper, published in Nature Research’s peer-reviewed, open-access Scientific Reports. The study came out last year but has received fresh attention following the publication last week of a BBC story that considers, “How modern life is transforming the human skeleton.”

Since then, the unusual formations have captured the attention of Australian media, and have variously been dubbed “head horns” or “phone bones” or “spikes” or “weird bumps.”

Each is a fitting description, said David Shahar, the paper’s first author, a chiropractor who recently completed a PhD in biomechanics at Sunshine Coast.

“That is up to anyone’s imagination,” he told The Washington Post. “You may say it looks like a bird’s beak, a horn, a hook.”

However it is designated, Shahar said, the formation is a sign of a serious deformity in posture that can cause chronic headaches and pain in the upper back and neck.

Part of what was striking about the findings, he said, was the size of the bone spurs, which are thought to be large if they measure 3 or 5 millimeters in length. An outgrowth was only factored into their research if it measured 10 millimeters, or about two-fifths of an inch.

The danger is not the head horn itself, said Mark Sayers, an associate professor of biomechanics at Sunshine Coast who served as Shahar’s supervisor and co-author. Rather, the formation is a “portent of something nasty going on elsewhere, a sign that the head and neck are not in the proper configuration,” he told The Post.

As Walmart turns to robots, it’s the human workers who feel like machines

Their work began about three years ago with a pile of neck X-rays taken in Queensland. The images captured part of the skull, including the area where the bony projections, called enthesophytes, form at the back of the head.

Contrary to conventional understanding of the hornlike structures, which have been thought to crop up rarely and mainly among older people suffering from prolonged strain, Shahar noticed that they appeared prominently on X-rays of younger subjects, including those who were showing no obvious symptoms.

The pair’s first paper, published in the Journal of Anatomy in 2016, enlisted a sample of 218 X-rays, of subjects ages 18 to 30, to suggest that the bone growth could be observed in 41 percent of young adults, much more than previously thought. The feature was more prevalent among men than among women.

R: 1 / I: 0 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

Our Need To Be Entertained By Conspiracies SUCKS BALLS

This week, Jody Rosen published a long investigative article in The New York Times Magazine about a 2008 fire at a Universal Music Group vault that, he showed, consumed a significant portion of the label’s master tapes. It’s written in the classic exposé style, using documentary evidence to rip apart a cover-up by UMG, which had concealed the extent of the loss—to its archives as well as to the broader culture—through nefarious misinformation schemes.

The piece has been a hit online. There are likely several reasons for its popularity, not least of which is Rosen’s deep reporting into a technology with which most of us are only superficially familiar. In explaining why master tapes are necessary to preserve the original act of musical production, he points out the absence of institutional archives for sound in this country and the way Xerox-style delivery systems like Spotify erode that production’s integrity.

But “The Day the Music Burned” also struck a nerve with its deft and unimpeachable exposure of a conspiracy by a feckless corporate overlord—and outright conspiracies have not enjoyed so much prominence since the days of Watergate at least. For years liberal America has been obsessed with the tantalizing prospect of a white knight laying bare a vile conspiracy by Trump and his Russian admirers to steal the 2016 election, only for Robert Mueller’s report to be subsumed by a seemingly endless palaver over impeachment. Here, in Rosen’s report, was a familiar form of truth. Here was a kind of justice.

A similar dynamic might explain the other hit of the week: HBO’s Chernobyl, the partly fictionalized adaptation of Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich’s oral history, Voices of Chernobyl. Like “The Day the Music Burned,” Chernobyl has risen like cream for a number of reasons: its close attention to period detail, like clothing and architecture; its strange inversion of history into something like science fiction. But perhaps its real appeal is its implicit offer that, in the words of our conspiracy era’s spiritual predecessor, The X-Files, the truth is out there.

Both “The Day the Music Burned” and Chernobyl start their stories in medias res, before the ignition event—at the UMG vault and at the nuclear power plant, respectively—has become public knowledge. We see events unfold through the eyes of ordinary men who worked at the facilities (ashen-faced nuclear scientists in the case of Chernobyl; Randy Aronson, senior director of vault operations, in the case of the UMG fire). The lens of the narrative then broadens to explain the sequence of small errors that ultimately led to total disaster, pounds home some big points about what mankind needs to do next, then culminates in a second version of the fire story, this time newly privileged by insight. Meanwhile, the everyman hero of the story is brought low, providing emotional stakes. (“It was like those end-of-the-world-type movies,” Aronson told Rosen of the fire. “I felt like my planet had been destroyed.”) The editing, in both cases, is really good.

It’s a pretty perfect shape for a story, which is why cover-up busts are so satisfying to consume. The nuclear disaster at Chernobyl and the fire at the UMG vault were very different events with different levels of traumatic consequence. But their structural resonance sheds light on three aspects of the relationship between narrative and politics today.

First, we consumers of highbrow entertainment are desperate for stories about truth, preferably told by traditional truth-telling institutions like The New York Times or serious British television. The very content of each story vindicates the platform hosting it: By giving Rosen so much space, the Times piece implicitly celebrates investigative journalism, while Chernobyl valorizes the docu-drama that tells the truth about a corrupt government to large numbers of people, who are themselves living under a corrupt government.

Second, the “truths” covered up in each story speak eloquently about the kind of lie we now fear most. Chernobyl shows the destruction wrought when politicians dissolve the boundary between fact (represented by the scientists’ claims) and fiction (represented by Soviet propaganda). The show closes with a quote from Gorbachev’s memoirs noting that Chernobyl was the real cause of the fall of the Soviet Union, thus strongly suggesting not only that the truth will out, but that it will also prevail, ultimately causing regime change.

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

Can Personality Be Changed?

Almost everyone has something they want to change about their personality. In 2014, a study that traced people’s goals for personality change found that the vast majority of its subjects wanted to be more extraverted, agreeable, emotionally stable, and open to new experiences. A whopping 97 percent said they wished they were more conscientious.

These desires appeared to be rooted in dissatisfaction. People wanted to become more extraverted if they weren’t happy with their sex lives, hobbies, or friendships. They wanted to become more conscientious if they were displeased with their finances or schoolwork. The findings reflect the social psychologist Roy Baumeister’s notion of “crystallization of discontent”: Once people begin to recognize larger patterns of shortcomings in their lives, he contends, they may reshuffle their core values and priorities to justify improving things.

Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on self-improvement books, CDs, seminars, coaching, and stress-management programs to become better, more sociable, effective, compassionate, and charismatic versions of themselves. But beneath theories on what drives people to change, there’s a more fundamental question debated by psychologists: Can personality even be changed in the first place?

* * *

There are so many common misconceptions of what having a personality actually entails. In his controversial 1968 book, Personality and Assessment, Walter Mischel, the social psychologist best known for leading the famous Stanford marshmallow experiment, argued that any notion of consistency among personalities is largely a myth. A person’s actions in a given moment depend more on their situation, he contended, than on some enduring essence of who that person is. His research suggested a correlation about .30 (out of 1.0) between one behavior and the next.

In 1979, the psychologist Seymour Epstein conducted a series of studies in which he observed people’s behaviors on several occasions—from impulsivity to happiness, to nurturance, to problem solving. He found that Mischel was right that understanding someone’s behavior at any given moment requires accounting for the situation they’re in more than anything else. But what Mischel didn’t consider, Epstein contended, was that beyond individual moments, a person’s general character still could be gleaned from the average of their many behaviors over time. In four studies, Epstein showed that when comparing behaviors over the course of two weeks, the stability of personality shattered the .30 barrier—sometimes reaching .90.

More recent research has confirmed Epstein’s findings. The best way to think about personality traits, it seems, is as various “density distributions”: Throughout the course of the day, everyone fluctuates in their “true” selves quite a bit. Acting out of character is more the rule than the exception. Yet at the same time, it still makes sense to talk about differences in personality between people, because when whole distributions of behavior are considered, there are very consistent individual differences. For instance, almost everyone craves at least some solitude throughout the day, but some need a lot more than others.

What this new understanding of personality means is that people are only introverted, agreeable, conscientious, emotionally stable, and open to new experiences to the extent that their repeated patterns say they are. Genes certainly influence patterns of behavior (we have what Brian Little refers to as a “biogenic” nature), but there is nothing sacrosanct about being a certain way. With enough adjustments to these patterns over time, it seems that people can change who they are.

* * *

R: 8 / I: 4 / P: 6 [R] [G] [-]

WHY YOU CAN'T TRUST YOURSELF

Bertrand Russell famously said, “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves and wiser people so full of doubts.”

Over the years, I’ve hammered on the importance of becoming comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity, in questioning all of your most cherished beliefs and dreams, on practicing skepticism, and doubting everything, most importantly yourself. Throughout these posts, I’ve hinted at the fact that our brains are fundamentally unreliable, that we really have no clue what we’re talking about, even when we think we do, and so on.

But I’ve never given concrete examples or explanations. Well, here they are. Eight reasons you can’t trust yourself, as demonstrated by psychology.

1. You Are Biased and Selfish Without Realizing It

There’s a thing in psychology called the Actor-Observer Bias and it basically says that we’re all assholes.

For example, if you’re at an intersection and somebody else runs a red light, you will probably think they’re a selfish, inconsiderate scumbag putting the rest of the drivers in danger just to shave a couple seconds off their drive.

On the other hand, if you are the one who runs the red light, you’ll come to all sorts of conclusions about how it’s an innocent mistake, how the tree was blocking your view, and how running a red light never really hurt anybody.

Same action, but when someone else does it they’re a horrible person; when you do it, it’s an honest mistake.

We all do this. And we especially do it in situations of conflict. When people talk about someone who pissed them off for one reason or another, they invariably describe the other person’s actions as senseless, reprehensible, and motivated by a malicious intent to inflict suffering.1

However, when people talk about times when they inflicted harm on someone else, as you might suspect, they can come up with all sorts of reasons about how their actions were reasonable and justified. The way they see it, they had no choice to do what they did. They see the harm experienced by the other person as minor and they think that being blamed for causing it is unjust and unreasonable.

Both views can’t be right. In fact, both views are wrong. Follow-up studies by psychologists found that both perpetrators and the victims distort the facts of a situation to fit their respective narratives.

Steven Pinker refers to this as the “Moralization Gap.”2 It means that whenever a conflict is present, we overestimate our own good intentions and underestimate the intentions of others. This then creates a downward spiral where we believe others deserve more severe punishment and we deserve less severe punishment.

This is all unconscious, of course. People, while doing this, think they’re being completely reasonable and objective. But they’re not.

R: 13 / I: 6 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

90 Year Old Woman Schools Killcen About Happiness

“What’s been your favorite time of life?” I was asked a couple of months ago. My answer astonished my questioner—and me. For instead of a choice that approximated when I fell in love, or gave birth to my first baby, or held my first published book in my hot little hands, I looked back on my 80-plus years, my nearing 90 years, and said, “Right now.”

It seems I have no wish to turn back the clock to 30 or 40 or 50 years ago. I prefer to press “hold” on the life that I currently live. That’s true in spite of the fact that I am indisputably old—not older, not elderly, just…old. And the fact that so many people I’ve loved are dead. And the fact that my upper arms are in no condition to ever again be seen in public. And the fact that, as some late-night comic once said, my back is going out more often than I am.

It’s not that the days themselves now are so fabulous. My hair is thinning. My body is not. I can’t find my glasses or keys. And I spend so much time seeing specialists that, if they gave doctorates for going to doctors, I’d easily have earned a Ph.D. But still, I don’t hesitate. The best is not ahead or behind. It’s now.

Having surprised myself by finding out that my favorite time of life is right now, I decided that I would like to figure out why. And so I’ve been sorting out some of the qualities, attitudes—some of the somethings—that have helped to make me happier as I near 90.

But before I go any further, I need to observe that I’m an exceedingly lucky lady. Lucky because I’m still married to (and still love) the person I married 60 years ago, even though he still claims that he can listen to me and read the Times simultaneously. Lucky because all my children and my grandchildren are, at the moment, doing just fine. Lucky because I have friends with whom I continue to share a deep, enduring history. Lucky because I’ve somehow been spared (at least as of today) time’s harsher assaults on the body and the mind.

I’m also lucky enough to be conscious of, and grateful for, the bountiful blessings of this great good luck.

Do I have my griefs and losses, my regrets and disappointments? Of course I do. But I’ve found that being grateful, though this is something of a cliché, offers great comfort to me, and could for you too. For cultivating gratitude for the good stuff in our lives, being aware of and even counting our blessings, brightens our view of who we are and where we are in the world—and can make us happier.

I’ve found that a little surplus of gratitude often has downstream effects, helping us become more tolerant, less judgmental, more forgiving of family and friends when they annoy or neglect us, hurt our feelings, or let us down. It’s tempting to add up their failures and flaws and compare them with our far superior selves, but we make a big mistake if we do. For while most of the folks in our life can, on occasion, be pains in the ass, so—let’s face it—can I and so can you. Figuring out that we, like they, are in need of a lot of acceptance and forgiveness can make for a happier old (or any) age.

https://www.glamour.com/story/how-to-be-happy-judith-viorst

R: 83 / I: 6 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

THE SHY IMERSONATOR

I would like to perform some of my impersonations. I realize that impersonations are mainly based upon sounds, but I'm kind of shy, and I get really nervous when I'm face-to-face with people or when they're listening to me, so I write my uncanny impersonations. It just flows a lot better this way because I'm really timid.

Here's my impersonation of a machine gun:

rat a tat tat tat tat rat a tat tat!!

Here's my impersonation of a pistol:

Kapow !! Kapow!!

Here's my impersonation of President Ronald Reagan:

"Hello, I am President Ronald Reagan!"

Here's my impersonation of a model m300-hc Maytag Washing Machine:

chugga chugga chugga chugga

Here's my impersonation of a 1986 El Camino:

Vroooom!! Vrooooom!!

Here's my impersonation of a German Shepherd :

Woof !! Woof!! Woof Woof Woof!!

R: 3 / I: 0 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

peace bro

So sorry for my rudness

It was the booze and the codeine and the weed and the oxy

from now on, I'll only attack you remorselessly on /n/and put nice stuff like gay oops, being nice, forgot, giraffes here

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker

This guy, Matt Walker, looks like your average Eurofag, and I could not stand to look at him for more than 2 seconds; but what he had to say was pretty damn interesting, and very related to freedom.

It's only 19:19 in length.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=5MuIMqhT8DM

Published on Jun 3, 2019

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep – and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep's impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code – as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye.

R: 7 / I: 2 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

The economics of open source by C J Silverio | JSConf EU 2019

The economics of open source by C J Silverio | JSConf EU 2019

In your Technology Section you could feature embed related.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=MO8hZlgK5zc

The talk may be boring to some, but since I LOVE JavaScript, I found it fascinating.

Also, the ideas surrounding freedom, open source, decentralization and capitalistic domination of technological advancements are explored nicely by her.

YouTube video published on Jun 3, 2019…

The JS package commons is in the hands of a for-profit entity. We trust npm with our shared code, but we have no way to hold npm accountable for its behavior. A trust-based system cannot function without accountability, but somebody still has to pay for the servers. How did we get here, and what should JavaScript do now?

It's a nice read too…

https://2019.jsconf.eu/c-j-silverio/the-economics-of-open-source.html

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

The Amazon monopoly and the problem with Jeff Bezos' business model

The Amazon monopoly and the problem with Jeff Bezos' business model

If you actually care about Freedom whatsoever, you may want to watch this video…

It's not like Bezos is the only bad actor – it's actually what monopolistic capitalism looks like and encourages, to the detriment of us all. A very well done 12:38 Documentary by "The Hated One"

Amazon is a monopoly in dozens of different markets because Jeff Bezos wants it to. In this criticism of Amazon, we analyze of Jeff Bezos business model threatens the very existence of free market.

Amazon is the second biggest corporation in the world and one of the only two companies to pass the $1 trillion mark. But during more than two decades of existence, Amazon has struggled to make any profit. It has everything to do with the business model of Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon. In his own words, Bezos believes in shareholder supremacy, which means everything is justified as long as the share value is growing. Jeff Bezos pushed Amazon great lengths to claim this dominance. From undercutting competitors with predatory pricing, through forcing itself into their business, to vertically integrating into strategic markets across the business line, Amazon is on track to gradually take over every aspect of e-commerce and to control and decide what we shop and what is allowed to be sold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBffKzWECUQ

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality | Brian Little

This guy's actually pretty funny, and I learned a lot too…

What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in moments when we transcend those traits — sometimes because our culture demands it of us, and sometimes because we demand it of ourselves. Join Little as he dissects the surprising differences between introverts and extroverts and explains why your personality may be more malleable than you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYvXk_bqlBk

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

"Toxic Femininity" is REAL. Here's proof.

>inb4 some idiot won't listen to a Female speak Truth just because she is dickless.

There's a lot of chat about 'toxic masculinity'. But what about 'toxic femininity'? Is it a thing? Can women, in fact, be toxic? Well…yes. And here's how.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8QE3B_rG9w

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

Can we build AI without losing control over it? | Sam Harris

Scared of superintelligent AI? You should be, says neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris – and not just in some theoretical way. We're going to build superhuman machines, says Harris, but we haven't yet grappled with the problems associated with creating something that may treat us the way we treat ants.

R: 9 / I: 2 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

my anus hurts

Sorry guy for my poor grammar because I am from Brazil.

Well, I started to be abused when I was very young and was the son of separated parents, I do not even remember the right age, but I know that between 4 and 5 years of age it started and it was with my uncle's boyfriend. I have a vague memory of him putting his hand on my penis, at the time get excited and did not bored what happened and I ended up grabbing his penis too, after that I do not remember anything. A little older in the 6 years of I was abused by two different groups of cousins, both groups were siblings and older than I. The first couple had an age difference of 1 year to 3 compared to me and I believe it was a more innocent thing. They told me that it was a plaything called "sex" and they told me that they had seen their parents do this. Soon after we started to practice on each other, but none of us ever got penetrated. One day they were in my house and my mother caught us. I remember that on the next day they were gone and when I woke up and my father was there and came to talk to me, saying it was wrong and it was gay,a fag thing, I do not remember exactly how it was spoken. Now I will tell about the abuse I suffered for the second group of brothers and to tell the truth I do not know for certain which group of cousins started first, but the age difference was greater, between 5 and 7 years old, I do not know for sure. The first abuse happened behind my grandmother's house in the old chicken coop, he also said it was a plaything (I think)he took me there and lowered my pants and my underwear and asked me to crouch, then I started to feel his penis dragging between my anus and my scrotum, he also could not penetrate me.After this every time that I would go to their house to play video games they would do this to me, sometimes when I did not let them do what they wanted, they blackmailed me saying that they would not let me play. Sometimes they disagreed with each other when it happened blackmail and the younger brother said that if I let the older brother do what he wanted, my anus was going to be destroyed, and at that point I started to cry and they stopped for a while. Even with all these abuses I did not get penetrated and once I ended up sucking on the younger brother's penis.

R: 7 / I: 7 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

Do like Andy, just-kiss-it, fuck off for good

go, leave

Your Crush has left

There is nothing here for you anymore, but lonely time shifting rare conversation

This type of communication, social interaction is extremely alienating

Make a friend on facebook or twitter

Or even better, volunteer like yor idol and help cats(dogs, old people, etc)

This will help your intensifying feelings of social isolation ans keep you from relapsing into the bottle

R: 42 / I: 7 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

FreedomZine Article Suggestions

This is the place to celebrate Freedom.

Have at it!

I know you will.

We're open to suggestions and criticism. We know we deserve it. We're just winging it anyway, and kinda fell into this, like everyone else.

You're FREE to be as kind or as unkind as you want.

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

▶I like to eat shit. Is this going to be a problem? Anonymous

▶I like to eat shit. Is this going to be a problem? Anonymous (You) 06/12/19 (Wed) 09:03:09 No.784185[Watch Thread][Show All Posts]

David Crawford

Answered Feb 5 2017 · Author has 820 answers and 434.1k answer views

Eating shit is an extremely hazardous thing to do!

Unlike urine which is sterile providing there are no infections along the urinary tract, faeces is full of germs and bacteria. Eating your own should still be reasonably safe as your body’s defences will be able to suppress bacteria from yourself, unless there is a cut or tear anywhere along the alimentary canal and they get into your bloodstream.

Eating other people’s is much worse, introducing “foreign” bacteria your body isn’t used to could lead to all sorts of problems.

Just be careful mate.

4.7k views · View 4 Upvoters

Your feedback is private.

Is this answer still relevant and up to date?

https://www.quora.com/I-like-to-eat-shit-Is-this-going-to-be-a-problem

R: 3 / I: 2 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

deadzine

deadinthewaterzine

R: 1 / I: 0 / P: 7 [R] [G] [-]

YouTube Set to Ban Thousands of Accounts - "Love Homos, Jews, Mudbloods, & the Military, or You're G

>I meant 5G, but the title could only be so long, and the words "Homos, Jews & Mudbloods" were pretty important to get in that fancy new title I made for this article I copy / pasted…

YouTube is changing its community guidelines to ban videos promoting the superiority of any group as a justification for discrimination against others based on their age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, the company said today. The move, which will result in the removal of all videos promoting Nazism and other discriminatory ideologies, is expected to result in the removal of thousands of channels across YouTube.

“The openness of YouTube’s platform has helped creativity and access to information thrive,” the company said in a blog post. “It’s our responsibility to protect that, and prevent our platform from being used to incite hatred, harassment, discrimination and violence.”

The changes announced on Wednesday attempt to improve its content moderation in three ways. First, the ban on supremacists will remove Nazis and other extremists who advocate segregation or exclusion based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. In addition to those categories, YouTube is adding caste, which has significant implications in India, and “well-documented violent events,” such as the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting and 9/11. Users are no longer allowed to post videos saying those events did not happen, YouTube said.

Second, YouTube said it would expand efforts announced in January to reduce the spread of what it calls “borderline content and harmful misinformation.” The policy, which applies to videos that flirt with violating the community guidelines but ultimately fall short, aims to limit the promotion of those videos through recommendations. YouTube said the policy, which affects videos including flat-earthers and peddlers of phony miracle cures, had already decreased the number of views that borderline videos receive by 50 percent. In the future, the company said, it will recommend videos from more authoritative sources, like top news channels, in its “next watch” panel.

R: 5 / I: 4 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

8 Reasons Why God And Jesus Are Bullshit

-There is clear evidence that prayer does not work despite the Bible promising prayers will be answered.

-There is clear evidence that humans invent gods. Humans have invented so many gods that the default assumption should be that a god is a supernatural entity invented by humans. Christianity would need solid evidence that the Jewish god is an exception to this rule but there is no such evidence.

-There is clear evidence that religions and gods are propagated through culture by infecting children, and no evidence that they are propagated by gods.

-There is clear evidence that Christianity has evolved as human understanding of the world has changed whilst a real, God-given religion, should never need to change.

-There is clear evidence that humans on this planet have unequal access to Christianity so, if Christianity were true, billions would be condemned to hell for no fault of their own. This contradicts the Christian notion that God is omnibenevolent.

-There is clear evidence that the Bible, supposedly inspired by God, is liberally sprinkled with the type of errors we would expect from its Iron Age authors but would not expect from the creator of the universe.

-Christian theology is incoherent to the point of absurdity. God killing his son so he can forgive our future sin is like me breaking my son’s legs so I can forgive my neighbor in case she ever parks her car on my drive. It is quite ridiculous.

-There is clear evidence that the arguments presented for the existence of the Jewish God are logically flawed—all of them have been shown to be unreliable. If this were not the case, all honest and intelligent people would accept that God exists, just as all honest and intelligent people accept that black holes exist.

All that is left for Christians is faith and their feelings. We know that faith and feelings can be used to believe in any god at all—including non-existent gods. So faith and feelings cannot help us determine if Christianity is true.

But that is all Christians have.

R: 10 / I: 7 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

Huawei Releases New Low Resolution Laptop

Since the announcement by the Trump administration that there is a widespread ban on all Huawei products in America, the Chinese technology manufacturer has now released a new low resolution laptop which doesn't have any of the banned components.

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

NAME THAT PIC CONTEST!!

name that pic

R: 1 / I: 0 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

NEW IMPROVED NAME THAT PIC CONTEST !!

the Name That Pic Contest has been a Smash Hit so far, so we refined the contest and tweaked the rules a little bit.

We realized that by calling it 'Name That Pic, it was confusing because when looking at that pic, it would have been referred to as THIS pic.

So not to be confused with the original Name THAT PIC Contest, you are invited to enjoy this new improved contest!!

Name THIS Pic !!!

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

These Navy SEAL Tricks Will Help You Perform Better Under Pressure

When’s the last time you paid attention to your breath? Most of us take it for granted and don’t stop to think how deeply we inhale or exhale. But most of us also survive on shallow breaths that have us living on edge constantly.

“We are a nation of shallow breathers,” says Lynne Everatt, coauthor of The 5-Minute Recharge: 31 Proven Strategies to Refresh, Reset, and Become the Boss of Your Day. “Deep breathing comes naturally to children, but we lose the ability because we’re in a constant state of fight-or-flight, low-level stress. Our breathing migrates up in our bodies; it’s an anxious breath.”

Controlled breathing, on the other hand, is the fastest, most effective way to trigger the relaxation response, enabling you to think more clearly and perform better under pressure, she says.

“We take better care of our phones than ourselves,” says Everatt. “When our phone battery goes from green to red, we immediately stop and recharge. But when our own bodies go into the red zone, we push through. Living in the red zone means living in a zone of depletion where we’re more susceptible to burnout, anxiety, or depression.”

The Navy SEALs use two breathing techniques that force the body into a more relaxed state when they’re in a high-pressure situation, and anyone can use them to control stress, says Everatt.

TACTICAL BREATHING:

“Tactical breathing” is a technique to use when you feel yourself having a fight-or-flight response. It involves all your breathing muscles–from chest to belly.

Here’s how it works: Place your right hand on your belly, pushing out with a big exhale. Then breathe in through your nostrils, slowly drawing the breath upward from your belly to your upper chest.

Pause and exhale, starting from your chest and moving downward to the air in your belly. Imagine your belly button touching your spine.

Once you’re comfortable with a full, deep breath, repeat it, this time making the exhale twice as long as the length of the inhale. For example, inhale to the count of four, pause briefly, and exhale to the count of eight. Repeat three times.

BOX BREATHING:

The second Navy SEAL technique is called “box breathing,” and it’s meant to ground you, sharpen your concentration, and leave you feeling alert but calm. It uses the tactical breath technique over a longer period of time in a “box pattern.” You inhale, hold, exhale, hold–each for the same duration.

Start by pushing the air out of your chest, keeping your lungs empty for the count of four. Then start the tactical breathing, inhaling through your nose for a count of four, drawing air into your belly and moving up into your chest. Hold the air in your lungs for a count of four.

The movement should feel fluid and open; don’t clamp down at the back of your throat. Exhale smoothly, starting at the chest and moving to the belly, for four slow counts. Complete the box with a pause of four before beginning another repetition.

Continue this technique for five minutes, building your breath strength by using your full range of breathing muscles as you draw in and push out breath.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have a battery reading on our wrist telling us to take a break,” says Everatt. “We need to sprinkle in small breaks that can energize us when we’re feeling depleted.” So the next time you feel that way, just give these techniques a try.

R: 5 / I: 6 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

Copy / Pasta from /n/

The following is from a thread that is currently up on /n/ over at >>>/n/781127

It is worthy of copy/pasting here:

>forced anon itt

_________

Is This "The E/n/D"?

Or just another beginning? like always.

Right Now, this very moment, there is a Present being freely offered, Here & Now.

S'pose that ain't rare, eh?

This present can be whatever you choose to make of it. Yeah, it's that powerful. It's that kind of present. You don't have to do anything, but you may get more enjoyment out of the present if you choose to do something with it. You don't have to go anywhwere, or leave where you're at, but you cannot enjoy the present anywhere else unless you do. If you're just sitting around waiting for the present to do something, it definitely will; but many wise individual interactions with the present have proven, almost axiomatically, through personal experience, that more vibrant and richer enjoyment of the present can be had with more participation and interplay.

And Who Doesn't Want to ENJOY The PRESENT?

Well, nobody I want to hang out with, day in and day out, that's who!

That's a fact.

Yet, that's exactly what I've been choosing to do, for quite some time!

WHY?

Because of the addictio/n/. That's why.

Don't play like you don't know what I mean.

We're all "addicted" i/n/ here, all 4 of us, and we know it.

And the atmosphere has become dow/n/right /n/egative, and we k/n/ow it.

Now, at the risk of sounding like I'm going off script pretty unscripted here, faggots!, I'd like to say that back in the day I used to like to spread a lot of negativity on the present, and heavily drench it in alcohol, rage and hopelessness. I fucked with everyone on /n/, Killcen most of all, crab-posted, did the bump & slide, and got my jollies off by being a general irritant and Erisian i/n/fluence on /n/. But, yeah, about a year ago I chose to see alcohol for the poisonous influence it is on the present, for everyone, and I chose to stop letting it influence my own interactions with the present, as much as possible. Now, I cannot, nor would I want to, inhibit others' choices to interact with the present in any way they see fit, and mix as much alcohol into their relationship with the present as they want, and while their behavior may influence how I interact with the present, I still retain the freedom to interact with the present in my own ways – which no longer include alcohol. I have 'friends' in my life, and I include (sac) and Killcen in that august body, who seem, like I once did, to not be able to see that it is their relationship with alcohol that colors the present with so much negativity, not the negativity of the present that requires the application of alcohol to it – but I digress…

Y'all know alcohol is bad, mmm'kay?

Still, as an experiment sometime, you might want to see if you can get any more enjoyment out of the present without adding alcohol for a lengthy period of time. Now, I know, lengthy experiments are not on anyone's "High-Priority' List", so how about let's start with a smaller experiment. If you're not having fun, you probably want change, right? But I think we can all agree that

NOT ALL CHANGE IS CREATED EQUAL.

So, what kind of change do you want? Do you know?

Let's start there.

I know the kinds of changes I have chosen to begin implementing in my own life.

<Will I e/n/d my addiction to /n/?

Probably /n/ot. If that were going to happen it would have happened years ago.

<Will I just keep getting more and more /n/egative, like the fake Killce/n/ has been doi/n/g?

I HOPE NOT.

<Will I be continue to be a reactionary, and merely redouble my crabposting and sliding efforts?

No. I'm offering another alternative to the present.

After all, all I have to offer the present is myself, and

IT IS ENOUGH.

Let's face it. Killcen? The drunkenposting 'fake' Killcen on /n/ as of late is not the Killcen that I choose to spend my days interacting with. I much prefer the Killcen that is working with the folks over on >>>/freedomzine/

Also, both Killcen's need to be convinced they were wrong about the whole "10,000 Lurkers" thing, and there is no better way to prove it than to conduct a little experiment. So, that is what I propose. An experiment…

I don't want to see the e/n/d of /n/, nor do I want to see it destroyed, or turned into more of a stinking pile of shit than it already is. I just think that a little experiment is in order, and that this may just turn out to be the most refreshing bath this place has see/n/ in quite some time! Some clea/n/ing is definitely in order. nothing against you, mod – this is not your fault

So, I propose that all 4 of us [Johnny, Killcen, (sac) and I] spend the next week fulfilling our addictions to freely post whatever we want on the >>>/freedomzine/ board for one week, and see what happens to /n/ in the meantime.

I PREDICT UTTER FAGGOTRY.

I think you will find >>>/freedomzine/ welcoming to all.

The "REAL" "Killcen" and the "REAL" "Johnny Neptune" have already long ago agreed, and will be, with me, bailing on /n/ for one week as an experiment, so pretty much it is just up to the two drinkers – the 'fake' Killcen and (sac), to decide if their /n/egativity is worth more than their freedom to express themselves with authenticity and integrity in a forum that is more solution-oriented than has been, imho, too-heavily promulgated on /n/ as of late.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME on >>>/freedomzine/

Yes, you can even spread negativity to your heart's content.

Talk trash. Slam what other people are doing.

Slam what I am doing. It won't bother me. Only people like the 'fake' Killcen are bothered by what some faggot says about them on da interwebz. I may even learn something from what you say. I am open to that.

Open to learning from others.

ARE YOU?

Seriously. I'm not asking because I want to know the answer. I'm asking because I want you to ask yourself that question. If the answer is Yes, then…

ARE YOU IN AN OPEN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT?

>>>/freedomzine/ is trying to foster one. Show us how you would do it.

MOD?

If you care about free speech whatsoever, and you would like to see some freshness and vitality restored back into this festering foetid stench of a board, you will not nuke this thread or try to stand in the way of this 'experiment' in any way. This 'experiment' has the the potential to revitalize freedom and maybe even help /n/, and 8chan in general, blossom with more quality content in the long-run; so I beg your indulgence.

>pic related is a banner I offer you as a present in the present Do with it as you will

This is my last day on /n/ for one week.

You are welcome to join Johnny Neptune, Killcen and me to post with complete freedom, (within the confines of the Global Rule), over on >>>/freedomzine .

ENJOY FREEDOM!

R: 12 / I: 4 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

never go full /killcen/

So you aped Andy with the picsart thing, and now you are aping /killcen/ and his boards?

You know his boards are deserts?

good luck

you were right

there are only 4 users on /n/ and andy may post here once or twice but /killcen/…no

And i will grow board…pun intended unless you are a vibrant monkey and keep me entertained

tits or gtfo

never go full /killcen/

R: 10 / I: 5 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc

For nearly three weeks, Baltimore has struggled with a cyberattack by digital extortionists that has frozen thousands of computers, shut down email and disrupted real estate sales, water bills, health alerts and many other services.

But here is what frustrated city employees and residents do not know: A key component of the malware that cybercriminals used in the attack was developed at taxpayer expense a short drive down the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at the National Security Agency, according to security experts briefed on the case.

Since 2017, when the N.S.A. lost control of the tool, EternalBlue, it has been picked up by state hackers in North Korea, Russia and, more recently, China, to cut a path of destruction around the world, leaving billions of dollars in damage. But over the past year, the cyberweapon has boomeranged back and is now showing up in the N.S.A.’s own backyard.

It is not just in Baltimore. Security experts say EternalBlue attacks have reached a high, and cybercriminals are zeroing in on vulnerable American towns and cities, from Pennsylvania to Texas, paralyzing local governments and driving up costs.

The N.S.A. connection to the attacks on American cities has not been previously reported, in part because the agency has refused to discuss or even acknowledge the loss of its cyberweapon, dumped online in April 2017 by a still-unidentified group calling itself the Shadow Brokers. Years later, the agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation still do not know whether the Shadow Brokers are foreign spies or disgruntled insiders.

Thomas Rid, a cybersecurity expert at Johns Hopkins University, called the Shadow Brokers episode “the most destructive and costly N.S.A. breach in history,” more damaging than the better-known leak in 2013 from Edward Snowden, the former N.S.A. contractor.

“The government has refused to take responsibility, or even to answer the most basic questions,” Mr. Rid said. “Congressional oversight appears to be failing. The American people deserve an answer.”

The N.S.A. and F.B.I. declined to comment.

Since that leak, foreign intelligence agencies and rogue actors have used EternalBlue to spread malware that has paralyzed hospitals, airports, rail and shipping operators, A.T.M.s and factories that produce critical vaccines. Now the tool is hitting the United States where it is most vulnerable, in local governments with aging digital infrastructure and fewer resources to defend themselves.

R: 4 / I: 1 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

I'm New To This

My name is Darrell Dalrymple, and I am a quadriplegic. I am new here, and I have never used an imageboard until today.

I'm unable to move my legs or my arms, which makes it difficult to post here. I have a special stereotaxic device attached to my wheelchair which allows me to control my computer screen with my eyes, and type letters by swallowing and making clicking noises with my mouth.

I accidentally stumbled in here trying to find a website that sold use catheters. I hope you will all welcome me here as part of your family.

I am interested in making new friends, and am open to any advice on how I am supposed to behave here.

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

raymanm

Join my rayman discorb

https://discordapp.com/invite/WnzHZdk

We are lgbt friendly and no rasism

If u be mean wwe will ban u

R: 16 / I: 8 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

How To See The 60 SpaceX Satellites In The Sky

HURRY!! YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO SEE THE SATELLITES IN A TRAIN FOR MUCH LONGER!!

SpaceX's new array of Starlink communication satellites has even the most jaded of satellite observers agog with excitement as they move across the sky.

On Thursday evening (May 23), SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites into orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The satellites are in good health and are the first of a planned 12,000-satellite megaconstellation to provide internet access to people on Earth.

The satellites, which are now orbiting at approximately 273 miles (440 km) above the Earth, are putting on a spectacular show for ground observers as they move across the night sky.

A train of SpaceX Starlink satellites are visible in the night sky in this still from a video captured by satellite tracker Marco Langbroek in Leiden, the Netherlands on May 24, 2019, just one day after SpaceX launched 60 of the Starlink internet communications satellites into orbit.

A train of SpaceX Starlink satellites are visible in the night sky in this still from a video captured by satellite tracker Marco Langbroek in Leiden, the Netherlands on May 24, 2019, just one day after SpaceX launched 60 of the Starlink internet communications satellites into orbit.

To the eye, the 60 satellites appear as a "moving train" of moderately faint stars … generally in the magnitude +4 to +5 range, although some observers have reported that a few of the satellites in the train have appeared brighter than this. A magnitude of +6 is generally considered to be the threshold of naked eye visibility under a dark, clear sky.

Initially, the satellites were seen to be stretched out in a straight line measuring roughly 5 to 8 degrees in apparent length. Your clenched fist held at arm's length is roughly equivalent to 10 degrees, so the satellite train currently measures roughly just less than a fist in length as it moves across the sky.

With time, however, as the satellites revolve around Earth at 90 minute intervals, they should appear less "bunched" together and may actually get a bit fainter as they are slowly raised to their operational orbits of 342 miles (550 km).

Where to look!

If you would like to try and see the Starlink satellites for yourself, you are going to need to consult an online satellite pass calculator that will provide a custom viewing schedule for your hometown.

CLICK THIS LINK TO LEARN WHEN YOU CAN SPOT THE TRAIN OF SATELLITES:

https://www.n2yo.com/?s=74001

R: 3 / I: 1 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

'REAL News' reporter breaks into Jim Watkin's filipino home & finds?

Yep. It looks like it's REAL News.

Elle Reeve, known for Vice’s documentary about the Charlottesville alt-right tiki torch march where she had direct access to Chris Cuntwell apparently broke into Jim’s house and bedroom trying to get the scoop on 8chan.

.@elspethreeve with a filmmaking crew just broke and entered into Jim's bedroom and were ordered out of the property. @elspethreeve and her producer @lani_levine have now protected their tweets.

The Filipino authorities have already been notified.

http://archive.is/of6pq

There is already a thread about this on >>>/n/779125

https://archive.fo/0Rs5y

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

Man is fined £90 for hiding face from facial recognition cameras

A man was fined £90 for refusing to show his face to police trialing new facial recognition software. The man pulled his jumper up above his chin as he walked past Met Police officers trialing Live Facial Recognition software in east London. BBC cameras filmed as officers swooped on the man, told him to ‘wind his neck in’ then handed him the hefty penalty charge. A campaigner from Big Brother Watch – who were protesting the use of cameras on the day – was also filmed telling an officer: ‘I would have done the same.’ Police said they made three arrests thanks to the cameras on the day in question and a total of eight people, including two 14-year-old boys, were arrested during the course of the trial. Those against the move argue the cameras are a breach of privacy. In the video the man, who has not been named, explains how he was pulled over by an officer who ‘got his back up’.

He told the BBC: ‘I spoke to a man who said, there’s facial recognition down there, so – it’s a cold day – I’ve [pulled my jumper over my mouth] and gone. ‘Police officer’s asked me to come over so I’ve got my back up. ‘I basically told him to f*** off. I said I don’t want my face shown on anything. ‘If I want to cover my face, I’ll cover my face. ‘It’s not for them to tell me not to cover my face. ‘So now I’ve got a £90 fine. Well done.’ The Home Office has previously said facial recognition can be an ‘invaluable tool’ in fighting crime. But campaigners say that as there is no legislation for it in the UK, it is being used without regulation.

He is told by an officer: ‘Wind your neck in.’ A concerned witness asks another officer: ‘What’s your suspicion?’ He tells her: ‘The fact he walked past clearly marked signs for facial recognition and he has covered his face.’ She responds: ‘I would do the same. I would do the same.’ When he tells her it gives police ‘just grounds to stop him’ she says in shock: ‘No it doesn’t.’

https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/16/moment-man-fined-90-hiding-face-police-facial-recognition-cameras-9571463/?ito=cbshare

>'forced anonymous' enabled in this thread

R: 1 / I: 0 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

Man, 23, admitted to children’s hospital weighing just 30 pounds

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - A 23-year-old man with a rare condition is fighting for his life after being checked into Oklahoma University Children’s Hospital weighing only 30 pounds.

Now, police are investigating his caretakers. Juanita Wooten, the man’s grandmother, admitted the breaking point was when her grandson got limp.

According to police, he is battling “severe malnutrition and having flu-like symptoms.”

Wooten said she watches him every day while his mother is at work.

In terms of height, she said her grandson only measures up to her shoulder.

His rare neurological condition affects muscles in the face, so he’s unable to care for or feed himself.

Police said doctors were concerned about his body being severely underweight. His mother told police her son was “not on any special kind of nutritional diet and hasn`t been to a doctor in years.”

Lab tests reveal the patient’s “sodium levels were extremely elevated, indicating he had not had adequate amounts of water,” and that he “had sores on his body, which is consistent with lack of mobility.”

"I did not mistreat him or abuse him,” Wooten said, denying allegations against her.

When asked if there was any malnutrition or lack of care, Wooten said, “No, not on our part, but they are acting like there is.”

She clarified she was referring to the state’s Department of Human Services.

Police took more than 150 photos as they searched the home, inside and out.

It’s not clear when the 23-year-old will be released from the hospital.

R: 6 / I: 0 / P: 8 [R] [G] [-]

You Won't Fucking Believe What I Just Got!!!

I've got two tickets to paradise, Won't you pack your bags, we'll leave tonight, I've got two tickets to paradise, I've got two tickets to paradise

R: 2 / I: 0 / P: 9 [R] [G] [-]

whiskey beer wine o my

wouldn't a nice glass of whiskey feel so good right now?

the color, the anticipation as the glass rises to ones lips

the burn and sweet floral aromas and then……the warm rush

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

R: 1 / I: 1 / P: 9 [R] [G] [-]

The Assange Indictment Seeks to Punish Pure Publication

There is a lot to digest in the superseding indictment of Julian Assange, which charges the Wikileaks founder with 17 counts under the 1917 Espionage Act in connection with the Chelsea Manning disclosures. But three of those counts represent a profoundly troubling legal theory, one rarely contemplated and never successfully deployed. Under those counts, the Justice Department now seeks to punish the pure act of publication of newsworthy government secrets under the nation’s spying laws.

The 17 Espionage Act charges in the indictment can be grouped in three categories. The first category includes just count one, a conspiracy charge under § 793(g) of the Espionage Act.

The second category includes counts two through 14. Those look similar to the only other case involving a non-governmental third party charged under the Espionage Act: the unsuccessful prosecution of two employees at the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for allegedly conspiring with a Pentagon analyst to receive and disseminate information about Iran. In that case, the government charged one AIPAC employee, Steven Rosen, with aiding and abetting the analyst’s disclosures under both the Espionage Act and 18 U.S.C § 2, the federal statute that permits someone who induces or causes another to commit a crime to be punished just like the offender. The Assange charges do the same but go further than the § 2 claim in the Rosen case. They allege that Assange “aided, abetted, counseled, induced, procured and willfully caused” Manning to leak the documents in violation of the Espionage Act (emphasis added).

But it’s the third category—counts 15 through 17—that gets at pure publication. These counts focus only on Assange’s having posted the documents on the internet and do not depend on some other action, such as encouraging the leak or receiving the information. Of course, those are also activities similar to newsgathering, which should also receive First Amendment protection . But counts 15 through 17 are totally divorced from any concerted action between Assange and Manning. The theory behind them would permit prosecution even if Assange had received the material anonymously in the mail.

Those counts allege that Assange directly violated the Espionage Act when he “communicated” significant activity, SIGACT, reports from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and State Department cables, “by publishing [the documents] on the internet.” In other words, counts 15 through 17 allege a direct violation of 18 U.S.C. § 793(e) based purely on publication.

The superseding indictment emphasizes that the published material included the “names of individuals, who risked their safety and freedom by providing information to the United States and our allies.” Practically and ethically, this is an important distinction between Assange and news outlets that wrote stories based on the leaked SIGACT reports and cables. The New York Times, for instance, removed the names of informants and, at the request of the government, asked Assange to do the same. Assange’s decision to include the names should not be minimized.

Legally, however, there is nothing in the text of the Espionage Act that turns on the publication of the names of informants. Even if news organizations protect the identity of informants when publishing classified information, prosecutors can claim some other serious national security harm to justify an Espionage Act case. As a legal matter, the publication of informants’ names won’t serve to distinguish this case from a future Espionage Act prosecution based on pure publication.

Additionally, without discounting the potential for harm to U.S. informants, it is noteworthy that the documents published here were classified up to the level of “secret,” not “top secret,” and did not involve some of the most sensitive government programs (such as signals intelligence or specific war plans). Not that it should, but the government has never brought an Espionage Act claim based just on the publication of signals intelligence information, which is considered much more sensitive than State Department cable traffic, despite opportunities to do so.

That the government forbore from acting against the press in recent cases involving leaks of signals intelligence material, but is bringing a case to criminalize the disclosures here, is striking. Again, the point here is not that the government should bring cases against news organizations who report on the NSA, quite the opposite. Rather, one would expect that, at the very least, the Justice Department would reserve an Espionage Act case based solely on publication for the gravest risks to national security. It does not appear to have done so here.

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 9 [R] [G] [-]

>Boomer News

No.

R: 2 / I: 1 / P: 9 [R] [G] [-]

fail

yor board will fail in life like you

have a shit post to christin[sic]

aa stands for andy aper

do you like old guy cock?

my cock is old

oldguycock@protonmail.com

R: 2 / I: 2 / P: 9 [R] [G] [-]

Philippines Seeks Action Against 8chan In Wake Of Christchurch; Residents Report Blocked Access

Reports are circulating that the Philippines government is looking to take action against 8chan and other free speech boards following the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting back in mid-March.

According to New Zealand outlet Scoop, the Philippines is looking to take action against 8chan because it was where the shooter allegedly frequented and where his manifesto could be found.

Faysaleyyah Abdullah from the Philippines National Defense Department told the outlet…

“We continue to monitor these websites [4chan and 8chan] but as to whether those websites are actually taken down, that is why we want to enhance legislation – it is currently being reviewed.

“But whether it has any results on the use of social media remains to be seen.”

Tim Soutphommasane, a former Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner stated that social media services need to look into modifying algorithms to take down “hate speech”, saying…

“The open question is: Social media organisations have developed highly sophisticated algorithms that are deployed for many purposes. Surely it’s within their power to devise algorithms for the purpose of taking down hate speech?”

The article also explains that Soutphommasane noted that there’s already someone in place to take down what the government might label as “harmful content”, with the article stating…

“He said an e-safety commissioner could now issue take-down notices on harmful content, and they were watching New Zealand’s attempts to coordinate global action with interest.”

You might be wondering where this push for censorship is coming from regarding 8chan? Well, it actually started back in March when it was the target of hit-pieces by mainstream media. For instance on March 22nd, 2019 The Washington Post published an article stating that sites like 8chan are “a terrorist recruiting site”, painting the imageboard as a recruitment center for terrorists.

This was followed up by other reports from places like Popular.info, which chronicles how 8chan got its start under Fredrick “Hotwheels” Brennan and then eventually got picked up by Jim Watkins, a U.S. Army veteran who runs NT Technologies and also owns a pig farm in the Philippines.

Popular.info’s predilection towards painting the site in a negative light isn’t withheld or masked in any way. In fact, their main issue is that Watkins manages to keep 8chan alive and running in ways that “Hotwheels” couldn’t thanks to hosting it through is own network firm. They explain…

“Watkins circumvents the difficulty of hosting a toxic site like 8chan by handling it himself through a company he owns: NT Technologies.”

>blah blah… a bunch of 'they're being mean to Jim'… (you can read it). There's some shit about Amazon in there…

In this case, they were hoping to get Amazon to pull support from Watkins, but that didn’t quite seem to happen as they had planned. Barring that, they they still seem to want 8chan de-platformed in its entirety. This seems to be coming to fruition.

Philippine ISPs have seemingly taken some initiative to block users from accessing sites like 8chan.

Some internet users from the Philippines notified us that they can no longer access 8chan in any capacity.

@OneAngryGamerHD The Philippines banned 8chan because of the Christchurch pact.

Our right to roam the internet free have been vanquished. pic.twitter.com/tcUxZvUlTg

— Mad Lucied, Embodiments of Mokkori Core Values (@magi_slayer) May 16, 2019

Can confirm pic.twitter.com/AcIGG1HY8S

— IrrationalSpark (@Spark145_) May 16, 2019

For clarification, the Philippines have not joined the pact with other countries yet.

Moreover, we saw a similar form of censorship enacted by ISPs in New Zealand and Australia following the Christchurch shooting, where 8chan, Bitchute, Dissenter, and other sites were blocked from being accessed. Another user from Australia also informed us that they’re still unable to access archive.fo since it’s blocked in their region.

This escalation of censorship is actually what the Christchurch shooter wanted because he believed himself to be an Accelerationist, at which point he wanted to encourage governments and tech oligopolies to lock down freedoms and enact stricter censorship and gun control policies in order to provoke people into a civil war. It seems like the media, government, and big tech are playing right into his hands.

_______

Yup. Copy / Pasted from the following source:

https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2019/05/philippines-seeks-action-against-8chan-in-lieu-of-christchurch-residents-report-blocked-access/84261/

https://archive.fo/RJzD7

R: 5 / I: 0 / P: 9 [R] [G] [-]

NOBODY CARES

BREAKING NEWS: NOBODY CARES

Reports have surfaced that nobody cares.

A press conference was held, but nobody came.

Nobody came to listen to the press conference, because nobody showed up to announce anything. It has become clear that nobody cares.

Rumors of people caring have been reported, but there has been no evidence to back up the claims.

"If people cared enough to show they cared, then we wouldn't be having this conversation right now." said a man who did not care to be identified.

Some people have theorized the lack of caring is due to a complete oversaturation and a phenomenon where people have become desensitized, while others postulate that people never really cared in the first place

Only one person cared to comment, and they said, "None of this really matters."

https://www.nobodycares.net

_______

I originally posted this article over here >>>/n/778413, but few cared enough to recognize it as REAL News.

Luckily, Killcen did, and he provided an archive link to the original discussion: https://archive.fo/ZKHGe

R: 4 / I: 0 / P: 9 [R] [G] [-]

PEOPLE ARE STILL SELLING YOU POISON POT

Dammit! The Freedom to poison people?

Check out this article:

>inb4 copypasta

https://theseshseattle.com/2019/02/13/people-are-still-selling-you-poison-pot/

https://archive.fo/x2p9j

PEOPLE ARE STILL SELLING YOU POISON POT:

In addition to the testing normally performed as part of Uncle Ike’s OK Cannabis program, which saw two failures this round, Ike’s recently paid for pesticide testing on some products from other stores. For, shall we say, curiosity’s sake.

While the OK Cannabis program has resulted in fewer failures among products on the shelves at Uncle Ike’s, no other stores perform these random, off-the-shelf tests, so the goal was to see how some of their most popular products stack up. Not well, it turns out.

Two out of four products failed. That’s 50%, 2/4, or, colloquially, a whole fucking lot. Products were chosen based on their popularity and price point, in hopes of testing what the most people were smoking. In the case of Ionic’s Berry White cartridge, the goal was to see whether they’ve cleaned up their act since failing in the early rounds of OK testing.

Spoiler alert: they haven’t. Their Berry White, bought at Herbn Elements in Lake City, clocked in at 7.6 ppm of piperonyl butoxide (PBO), a common adjutant for fogger bomb style pesticides, which is limited to 2.0 ppm by the state. W.O.W. Industries’ Royal Kush wax came in at an eye-popping 60 ppm of the stuff, 30x the legal limit. Again, this product was purchased at Ruckus, which constantly reminds us of its status as a Clean Green Certified store.

Thirty fucking times! Like, damn, are there any Doktor Doom cans left at your local grow store, guys?

The long and the short of it is, however, that people are still selling you contaminated pot. In the case of Ionic, which announced a fancy internal testing program in response to their initial fails, this is even more embarrassing. Clearly, their new program didn’t do shit.

Beyond the pesticide issues, it’s worth noting that the Royal Kush wax was also mislabeled, with no “intoxicating effects” warning, no net weight, and completely nonsensical THC numbers. But who’s checking, really? Not the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB), certainly.

And speaking of mislabeling, plenty of these products tested waaaay lower for THC than what they put on their label.

We don’t know what the producers/processors of these products, or the stores that carry these products, will do with this information once they have it. Hopefully, they give enough of a shit to stop selling them, but who knows? Ionic pretty publicly bumbled OK testing, and stores were still carrying the exact Ionic products that failed pesticide testing after the results were published. And it’s not like the state really cares. There hasn’t been a single recall since any of the OK results went live, and no one who has products that failed OK testing has been told to stop selling them. They are, without a doubt, still being sold. As a cherry on top, the state also doesn’t seem to care that people are, at this point, pretty much just making up their THC numbers and getting away with it.

The fact that these problems continue to plague the industry is equal parts frustrating and unnecessary. We’ve known what the solution is for awhile: random, off-the-shelf testing. After promising, way back when, that they would do random testing, the state is now creeping around the idea of lot level testing, wherein each producer or processor is required to test each 5lb. lot for pesticides, bacteria, and heavy metals. But they’re hesitant to even do that, and I don’t blame them—it’s an unwieldy, onerous system for the producer/processors, and one that encourages them to game it by leaving sample selection in their hands.

Random sampling of products on store shelves requires far fewer tests each month, prevents any funny business with the sampling process, and, as we’ve seen with the OK Cannabis program, really puts the fear of God into people. Since the program launched, its already low failure rates have gone down even further.

Maybe someday the state will get on the off-the-shelf testing train, but for now, Ike’s is doing it, at least. Shameless plug, of course, as this blog is paid for by Ike’s, but in this case they are seriously the only organization in the state that’s doing end-user product testing, and enacting meaningful consequences for fails. If a product doesn’t pass OK testing, it’s removed from Ike’s stores the next day, and a second product from that vendor is tested immediately. And if a product does pass, it gets a big red OK badge on the website (and our reviews here on The Sesh), in case you’re interested in clean pot. Given how few fucks most of the cannabis industry seems to give about your health, you really should be.

So, regulation hasn't worked for the consumer. Big surprise!

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 9 [R] [G] [-]

White House Launches Online Tool To Report Vicious Big Tech Censorship

Copy / pasting another article (((they))) just DON'T CARE about over on >>>/n/778824.

President Trump has launched a new tool designed to fight back against online censorship by Big Tech companies.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/techbias (currently down?)

The online tool was launched by the White House on Wednesday and allows Americans to report instances where they have been censored on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. The reports go directly to the Trump administration for review.

In a tweet on Wednesday, the administration announced the tool, declaring it is “fighting for free speech.”

“No matter your views, if you suspect political bias has caused you to be censored or silenced online, we want to hear about it!” the White House said in a tweet.

The post from the White House triggered an avalanche of responses from ordinary Americans who reported their own experiences of heavy-handed censorship by Big Tech.

Thousands of people reported they were being actively banned, suspended or “shadowbanned” for holding non-mainstream views.

“My twitter follower number reached just over 6000 followers in 2017.. then the Shadowban, Throttling, and follower purge kicked in,” one person claimed.

“Have been permanently banned from FB due to my supporting President Trump,” another revealed.

Nypost.com reports:

https://nypost.com/2019/05/15/white-house-launches-online-tool-to-fight-social-media-censorship/

The tool prompts users to answer a series of questions, including what social media platform censored them because of political bias.

“The White House wants to hear from all Americans – regardless of their political leanings – if they have been impacted by bias on social media platforms,” Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said of the program.

The reporting tool was launched as Trump and other Republicans have raised concerns about censorship by social media platforms.

https://newspunch.com/president-trump-online-tool-fight-big-tech-censorship/

https://web.archive.org/web/20190517223228/https://newspunch.com/president-trump-online-tool-fight-big-tech-censorship/

R: 0 / I: 0 / P: 9 [R] [G] [-]

Attorney General Barr To Investigate FBI FISA Abuse Over Spying On Americans

I am copy/pasting an article I posted over on /n/ because they have made it very clear on that board that they just DON'T CARE about REAL NEWS.

>>>/n/778806

In his first pair of interviews since being sworn in, Attorney General Barr told Fox News and WSJ that he was pursuing the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe - an investigation he has tasked

John Durham, the US Attorney from Connecticut, with leading - because Americans need to know whether the government "put a thumb on the scale" to try and undermine President Trump both during the campaign and during the first two years of his term, just like "we need to ensure that foreign actors don't influence the outcome of our elections."

Separately, he told WSJ that "government power was used to spy on American citizens…I can't imagine any world where we wouldn't take a look and make sure that was done properly."

Barr has doubled-down on using the term 'spying', which has angered Democrats, after first using it during Senate committee testimony from April 10, where he uttered the now-infamous phrase "I think spying did occur."

The AG has declined to elaborate on what prompted these concerns, though he has said he'd be interested to see the underlying intelligence that sparked the FBI decision, in the summer of 2016, to open a counterintelligence investigation. At this point, Durham's review isn't a criminal investigation, and Barr hasn't offered a timetable for when the investigation might be completed. Ultimately, the probe could lead to changing FBI protocols involving investigations into political campaigns.

Appearing to respond to Barr's interviews, President Trump declared that his campaign was "conclusively" spied on.

My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019

As far as we know, the FBI first started investigating the campaign after an Australian ambassador told his superiors that George Papadopoulos had appeared to know about Russian plans to release 'dirt' on Hillary Clinton. The FBI later sent an informant, Stefan Halper, and a woman who identified herself as a research assistant, to meet with Papadopoulos and push him to say whether Russia was helping the Trump campaign.

https://web.archive.org/web/20190517213621/https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-17/government-power-was-used-spy-american-citizens-barr-says