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Reply to comment by burnerben in Update: Cinch News by burnerben

It's hard to believe it's real, but I'm guessing it is. I tried to find the Discord but I couldn't find it. So you must have stumbled on some private Discord. It would be weird for them to be staying "in character" in their own private chat even to the point of blocking you. If they were right wing people making fun of the left, the chat would probably be full of right wing stuff. If it's a joke, they're impressively committed to it.

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Every article is so dumb that I find it hard to believe it's real, but I'm not sure either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law

Advertising itself as a centrist news source isn't something I can get mad about. I don't care what it calls itself. The problem isn't that it's a liberal site either. I'm conservative but I have sympathies for some liberal views. The problem is that this is a certain type of liberal that doesn't care about truth at all and only cares about power. If some race is getting credit for something another race did and you have evidence of that, there's nothing wrong with pointing it out. But how much do you have to hate straight white men to take an admired historical figure and say he was a black lesbian with no proof?

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Some colleges have told students that they need to get vaccinated by this fall, but others are saying that they won't and don't think they are legally allowed since the FDA has not given full approval for any of the vaccines. They only granted emergency use authorization. https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/us-colleges-divided-requiring-student-vaccinations-77016006

It will take longer to get full FDA approval for children getting the vaccine because those studies started later https://www.10news.com/news/coronavirus/in-depth-how-full-fda-approval-would-impact-vaccine-mandates-competition

If they are required before they are approved, that's one way covid vaccine requirements could be different than the existing requirements in many school.

I assume most vaccines (flu, measles, etc) are pretty safe, though I haven't really researched it. But I can see a strong possibility of society getting very dystopian over the next 50 years or so. I see further merging of corporate and government power plus increased interest by governments in genetic modification of citizens. According to John Ratcliffe, China is already attempting to develop genetically modified super-soldiers. Publicly, the US might just create augmented soldiers using other technologies like cyborg tech and exoskeletons, at least at first... But I don't think they would just let China race ahead when it comes to genetically enhancing humans (including enhancements like "obedience to authority"). Covertly or not, they'd want to do similar experiments.

Gene therapy is something that can be done by injections today. I think now is probably a good time to push back on the idea that an injection can be required in order to do normal things like go to school. Any freedom is hard to get back once it is given away and I expect that to become even more true in the future.

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I agree that people taking any of them at this point are like lab rats. They were only given FDA emergency authorization not approval. I'm going to wait for FDA approval at least, if I take one at all. But just because Astrazeneca are using a virus that usually infects chimps as a vector doesn't mean that there's a risk of chimp genes being transmitted. Lots of viruses that infect humans were originally spreading in animals before jumping to humans.

I've heard less bad things about Sputnik V, and I think I'd rather get that one than the others available now, but both Sputnik and AstraZeneca are similar in that they are both viral vector vaccines, which is a relatively new technology. Not totally new like the mRNA vaccines. The technology has been used for Ebola vaccines before at least

Maybe I'll eventually get Covaxin. As far as I know, that is the only traditional vaccine for this virus which is simply made with dead coronavirus. But Sputnik would be my second choice if I was living in some country that was allied or at least friendly with Russia.

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“The U.S. Government is the #1 enemy of Black people!" a caption on one video read. In another post on the Instagram account, Green wrote last week that he believed Farrakhan had saved him "after the terrible afflictions I have suffered presumably by the CIA and FBI, government agencies of the United States of America."

Responding to a comment on that post, Green wrote, “I have suffered multiple home break ins, food poisonings, assaults, unauthorized operations in the hospital, mind control.” https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/capitol-security-threat-04-02-21/h_ffa25ab3eab707b711515c0c863c887a

Seems like he was mainly motivated by these beliefs rather than Nation of Islam.

The continued existence of agencies like the CIA, FBI and NSA is just bad for the mental health of anyone who knows enough about what they're capable of and what they have been responsible for. It's especially bad for anyone with schizophrenia or schizotypal personality disorder. But even for normal people, it's bad. "The government is collecting information about me and they might use something against me later" should be a paranoid delusion, not a real thing.

I think most people who think they are being gang stalked are schizophrenic or schizotypal. But I'm guessing at least a few normal people have been experimented on. Any intelligence agency would be interested in science of torturing someone in an untraceable way that drives them crazy. The "sound attacks" in Cuba back in 2017 is an example of some government using an untraceable method to harass people at a distance.

I read one explanation on a website about gang stalking. It described a scenario similar to this.

You go to the grocery store, and someone who passes you is looking you in the eyes angrily while clicking a pen". You go out to your car after paying and in the parking lot, you see a different person angrily looking you in the eyes while clicking a pen. You go to a restaurant. A customer at a table across from you is angrily looking at you in the eyes while clicking a pen.

I thought, you know, since the government can easily track people through their smartphones, this wouldn't be that hard to pull off. And it would even make a normal person really paranoid. They would start getting nervous any time they see someone holding a pen or clicking a pen. They might start noticing a lot of coincidences that are benign, like a series of people wearing red.

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I don't know why they would do this, but this is my theory. Someone is poor and has trouble taking care of their kids or is tired of it. Basically the same psychology as whatever kind of person leaves a baby on a stranger's doorstep and walks away. So they pay coyotes to drop the kids off on the US side of the border. With no way to find out who the parents are, the kids have to end up in an orphanage eventually. Maybe the parents think the children would have a better life growing up in the US even if they're orphans. Maybe they even think they can reconnect later and get help immigrating to the US, since now they have a blood relative who lives there.

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Rambler, I came back here to read the new posts and noticed that the way I phrased my previous post was insensitive. It could be read to mean that I think you might be lying or delusional so I'm sorry about that. I believe you and your post really made me wonder how it could have happened

TBH I do have doubts about the friends and family who have told me about paranormal experiences though. In every case, they have either been very religious, having mental issues, or both. Not that there's something wrong with being religious, but I think in general religious people are less likely to look for natural explanations. And even good religious people have an incentive to lie or exaggerate sometimes because they are trying to literally save souls from eternal torment.

The guy who told me about seeing the sign in the form of an animal was very religious and also once told me that he has five or seven personality disorders or some number like that. I have religious family members who report experiences with ghosts and demons. I think they were probably hallucinating and/or misinterpreting noises.

I brought up the credibility issue because I'm guessing you are similar to me, in that you've heard of paranormal events from other people before but weren't convinced enough to start believing yourself. Obviously, someone close dying while you're not there with them is not a good experience at all. But I think for skeptics, there is a positive side to experiencing something which is hard to explain. There is probably a basic human need to believe in something more, but if you are a skeptic who has only had ordinary experiences, it can feel irrational to search for it.

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Speaking of cultural differences, there is now a children's show in Denmark about a man with an extremely long prehensile penis. Yes, really. It was created by "Sex & Samfund - The Danish Family Planning Association"

https://entertainment.ie/trending/john-dillermand-danish-penis-show-470895/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dillermand

I expected opposition to this to come from the right but it is actually seems to mostly be coming from the left, according to the Wikipedia article. Something we can agree on, I guess.

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