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So much of the internet, and software it seems is designed with a total disregard for accessibility, as well as being often designed for cutting/bleeding edge hardware and high bandwidth networks that a large proportion of users doesn't have access to... So many user interfaces are designed for screens of much higher resolutions and don't have a way to scale to smaller screens as well, So many platforms don't give you freedom to interact with their content in a way that is defined by the user, due to the fact that it could negatively impact how ads are served, and how accurate the data mining is, as well as not being able to get metrics on how long users spend on the platform, hampering the profitability... Anyways I think in the long term open source will probably win the long race for dominance in social platforms, but as of now there are lots of issues facing more widespread adoption.

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I saw a guy shoplift at grocery store recently, one of the employees asked him to stop but he just kept walking like he didn't hear anything and got on his bike and left, this was a medium sized store and didn't have any LP, I think at some stores it makes sense to just ban people instead of hiring LP, thing is it's usually expensive to hire someone who is able to approach someone who is stealing since apprehensions can be dangerous, and I think some stores LP makes people feel uncomfortable even if they aren't lifting anything, I don't personally lift things, but it always turns me off browsing stores when it's obvious that I'm being followed around the store. So in a sense Hiring LP can be a double loss, I think there's a lot of trust involved in business and that's something a lot of big box stores forget. And I mean it's kind of hypocritical for some stores to be posing as ethical, with donations to food banks etc, while also giving people criminal records for stealing groceries. They probably pay at least $60k in just wages for security... And obviously people still steal.

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A lot of times you would pay on the income from the sales, as a business quite often expenses are deductible, if you keep records of those expenses you don't really have to pay that much for them, lots of businesses run revenue neutral on purpose so they don't pay as much taxes, there's not much difference between having higher expenses and claiming higher expenses, except that one of those things is tax fraud... This is why a lot of businesses invest in things that don't make easily quantifiable money.

The irs uses a lot of statistics to figure this kind of stuff out.

You're right though some transactions are incredibly hard to verify, when purchasing things from a garage sale you could always bring a pen and paper and do a hand written receipt out. I've heard of lots of people when bringing goods across borders having fake receipts written out so they don't have to pay as much for taxes, at a certain point you kind of need to accept that you will be paying some taxes, unless you have a feasible way of running completely under the radar

At the end of the day these are just numbers and the government expects a level of compliance.

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I was looking at what other things were posted by them and one of their guidelines recommends homeopathic arnica as something that can help side effects of the drugs they recommend, I just want to make it clear that homeopathy is a placebo effect.

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A little off topic... but a takeaway from the aftermath of 9/11 for me was - yes the destruction of the world trade center was a tragic loss of life, and a very traumatic (and dramatic) moment to a lot of people who were there. However I think objectively what really had a much more negative affect was the 20 years of political chaos, war etc that Followed...

I would say that Americas reaction to something like the destruction would turn America into an absolute hell hole of a country, and likely destabilize world politics in a way that I can't even imagine.

Although it would be a dramatic statement, I don't think that it would really do anything other than push America into a level of fascism that most people living there couldn't imagine right now.

I don't think it would result in any sort of state collapse, more just extreme state violence...

There are some very big issues with the way America is structured politically, as in there is no easy way for states to exit from the union even if the union was to be entirely disfunctional,

Furthermore I think that the amount of money put into the United States military would create an incredibly dangerous situation if we were ever faced with state collapse,

For instance what would we do with all those nuclear weapons? Also How much of the American military would be auctioned off?

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I'm sure a lot of sites if contacted by either a lawyer, or with a DMCA claim, or by law enforcement etc would go the easy route and remove content,

The most important thing for media being resistant to take downs is having it hosted in as many places as possible.

If you are making media that is critical of a government that is hostile towards that sort of thing it is important to have it hosted in another countries as well.

Also consider if it could also be stored offline in a few different places as well. Although offline things are hard to do anonymously.

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If you can create an account over tor and upload over tor, i can imagine using SoundCloud or bandcamp, although it would take a long time to upload, and you would also need to create a burner email. Just only use the accounts from tor and you should be ok. I think there's lots of other voice memo type sites, but most things require registration of some type. If it's copyrighted material I think since bandcamp got bought out by epic (๐Ÿ˜ข) they probably are cracking down a lot more on that kind of stuff.

Also you could go the old school way and have a blog that posts mega and mediafire links, lots of the music blogs I follow still do that. If you only upload everything over tor there's nothing tracing to your IP.

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"the workers" who are the workers, I've been told its all of us, but every disabled person I've known has found identifying as "a worker" alienating... When we struggle to fit into an identity and a value system. Who is more working class, who is the most working class, is that person the most valuable under capitalism? I am skeptical.

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