thekraken

thekraken wrote

You're using the current situation (we cannot with current technology have 8 billion people on the same playing field) and saying that it should not be a goal because we can't do it right now. I disagree, I think we ought to work towards equality and find way to improve everyone's situation. Not being able to do a thing at the present time doesn't mean not figuring out a way to do it in the future, that's just the story of humanity in general.

Also, you're being positively hyperbolic about your take on it - genocidial - which I find odd, but whichever, maybe you've got really strong feelings against Transhumanism for some reason, who knows.

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thekraken wrote

I think you're somewhat advocating cutting off your nose to spite your face. It's not an all-or-nothing scenario. There is absolutely nothing stopping anyone from working with what they have now along with working for a better tomorrow. The whole point is that if we don't look forward and strive to better things, we get stuck in an endless mire of 'this is how things are, and we can only do things possible now'. The envelope of what is possible is always expanding, and we need to make sure it expands in a direction that will be beneficial to all, and not just the few.

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thekraken wrote

Frankly, this kind of question is why I'm a Transhumanist. We're simply never going to be able to get everyone on an equal playing field when we're constrained by the random vagaries of nature in regards to people's innate capabilities or handicaps. Obviously it's trivial to point at my stance and say I'm relying on 'Utopian goals', but ultimately you have to have a goal to get somewhere. I think we'd ultimately be better served eliminating barriers between people than trying to work around them all the time.

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thekraken wrote (edited )

Well, some Hacktivists managed to gain Admin access and just dumped all of Parler, the data from which can be found here or also here. This data includes real ID (because you had to submit ID to Parler to be a 'verified citizen'), as well as all supposedly 'deleted' posts (hint: they didn't actually delete anything, just flagged it as unavailable).

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thekraken wrote

Reply to by Ogrefresh

Generally the deposit trigger amount is $10k. But to answer your question -

Buy pre-paid visa/mastercards. No ID is needed, and so long as you aren't an idiot and going to the same places all the time and laying out huge amounts of cash, no one will notice or care. Just stop in to a convenience store, and grab a $200 prepaid card or two every so often.

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thekraken wrote

These people have no legal right to check or detain you. Think about how this works - in theory, a customer has paid for their merchandise at the checkout before exiting the store, and therefore any attempt to actually detain you would be unlawful. You are walking out of a store with your items you paid for.

It is security theatre. I ignore them and walk past them every time, and they never do anything, because they know the legal ramifications of them stopping a legit customer are just plain not worth it.

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thekraken wrote

Can we maybe just not be shitty to people based on race, gender, sexual orientation (or lack thereof), condiment preferences, or any other involuntary category? I know it's a revolutionary idea, but hey, it's worth a shot.

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