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Binzy_Boi

@Binzy_Boi@supermeter.social

Volunteer for Open Data projects and digital archivist.

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Holy crap, this is perfect! Thanks a million!

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I still question the intentions of the media and how a lot of outlets immediate ran to claim his actions as mental health related.

Like sure, I can see where that's coming from in a sense since self-immolation is inherently self-harm and you have to question a person's mental health for doing so, but at the same time, I don't know of anybody off-hand who says the same about the Buddhist monks who did the same in Vietnam.

Maybe times have changed and people don't see that action the same way as they used to back then, but if they are going to call this a result of mental health, I really hope they keep consistency with that from here on forward.

Who will Nikki Haley's supporters back in November election? Trump or biden? (www.infoterkiniviral.com)

Predicting who Nikki Haley’s supporters might back in a future election depends on various factors such as the candidates, their policies, and the prevailing political climate at the time. Nikki Haley, a prominent Republican figure, served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under the Trump administration. However,...

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I can see some of them doing this. They did a few interviews with Haley supporters after she dropped out, and though a lot of them said they'd take Biden over Trump, I can also see RFK Jr. taking some votes because of his more right-leaning rhetoric on certain issues compared to Biden.

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Actually a number of them are never-Trumpers. They did a few interviews after she dropped out and found that a number of them stating that though they were registered Republicans that they were going to vote for Biden over Trump.

I think it also helps that she didn't bend the knee and endorse him when dropping out.

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Amazing. Not a single mention of Palestine.

Putting his backing of Netanyahu aside, there's a number of things he could do to up his popularity. Naming two from the top of my head, he could forgive medical debt at the federal level and federally legalize marijuana and remove it as a Schedule 1 drug.

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I'm not familiar with overall demographics, but an important demographic for Democrats is Arab Americans and young people, where Democrats have had a stronghold on them for some time now.

Biden used to have I think it was 60% support among Arab Americans. Then after October 7th that support tanked, and all you have to do is look at Michigan's uncommitted vote in the primaries to see the effect that it's had for his support with them and young voters, especially in communities like Dearborn.

Like at first glance the Michigan polls show that Biden completely dominated the primary, but you also have to keep in mind that the Uncommitted movement was aiming for maybe 20k votes at most. Instead they got over 100k votes.

Back in 2016 Hillary Clinton lost Michigan to Trump by an incredibly small margin. When you add together the Uncommitted votes with the votes for Marianne Williamson and Dean Phillips (who I understand has dropped out and has the same stance as Biden), you get an amount similar to that which Hillary lost by.

Arab Americans and young people have made their voice clear in focus groups that while some of them will not vote for Biden come the federal election, others will if he just simply condemns Israel properly and stop sending them weapons and aid while also calling for a ceasefire. Biden can either lose these crucial votes and possibly lose Michigan to Trump, or he can do what the voters want and regain at least some of their support come November.

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I don't they'll vote for Trump either, it's more likely that they'll vote for an independent or third-party candidate or just stay at home.

I could absolutely be wrong about seeing the primary as an indicator for what could happen in the federal election, but Biden's massive drop in support in polling from Arab Americans and young people has me really concerned, even if Trump isn't picking up that lost support for himself.

Biden and Trump are far from strong candidates. While she performed like crap with Republican primary voters, polling showed that in a general election Nikki Haley would have destroyed Biden in an election. In a similar sense, polls showed Trump losing the general election if facing "a generic Democrat" that wasn't Biden.

Overall, I don't want Biden running, hell I'd have any Democrat take his place. I don't like Kamala, but when compared to Biden, I feel she would have a better chance at beating Trump than he does. However, if Biden's not going to pass the torch to a better-performing Democrat, he can't take these risks losing crucial voters like this in my mind.

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I can say agree to disagree here, but really I guess we'll have to see what happens between now and November. Honestly it's a bit of a relief to have more good-faith discussion here, so can say I definitely appreciate that.

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This should have been done sooner, we've known since basically the beginning of this entire ordeal that the majority of the heads of Hamas relocated to Qatar.

Israel and it's allies could have easily made negotiations with Qatar to hand over the Hamas leaders and accomplished a ceasefire sooner using that as leverage, but instead, because Israel's government has ulterior motives with illegally settling Gaza, they basically erase the existence of the northern portion and have real estate companies advertising new developments on the seafront where Palestinian homes used to be.

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The Quebec injunction makes sense. Not equating the two by any means, but I remember when they started setting a mandatory distance for protests at abortion providers and that made sense seeing how people should feel safe when accessing places.

Protesting at synagogues is incredibly stupid and accomplishes nothing other than create resentment against those protesting for the rights of Palestinians. My only issue with the article is that it doesn't mention what specific antisemitic phrases were said, cause I know there's this thing going around of people equating protestors saying "from the river to the sea" and their intentions with the phrase with the intentions of Hamas when they say they phrase.

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This escalation is so fucking stupid. They could literally stop the Red Sea Crisis by just stopping shipments of weapons and all to Israel and the Houthis would call it quits with the ship attacks. They've made this incredibly clear.

But nope, bombing children is so important that we gotta continue this weird proxy war between the US and Iran.

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Ah yes, the old "if they're not a US ally, they must be lying through their teeth" approach.

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They didn't, no. What makes the Israel-Palestine conflict more in the Houthi's interest in comparison to the Russian occupation of Ukraine is their ties and support to Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah.

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Agree with their protest or not, you can't "lock them up" for this. The video clearly shows a peaceful protest with no violence involved. Locking them up would violate their free speech rights.

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Because the right would support Palestine, that's absolutely how this works.

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Was sarcasm.

Also can't see downvotes on my instance. Not sure why.

196 Stands with Palestine, but those of you in the US should still vote in the general election.

I’ve been seeing a lot of anti-voting sentiment going around. Can’t believe I have to say this, but you need to vote. Not only is there more to the election than just the president. (State policy, Senate, house), but not voting is not an act of protest. C’mon guys

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Vote for an independent candidate. People have this wild notion that voting for a third-party candidate means you're throwing your vote away.

You're not. You're voting for the candidate that best represents your values. People who say otherwise have fallen for the brainrot talking point that's been around since Ross Perot ran in '96.

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Third party candidates still exist and are legitimate options to vote for despite what everyone wants you to believe.

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I get where you're coming from. I'm definitely in favour of a ranked choice voting approach cause it does a lot more to get rid of the spoiler or dividing vote fallacy.

The entire spoiler or dividing vote hoax is based on this false assumption that the voters carry the responsibility for not voting for a "lesser evil" candidate when that burden of responsibility should instead be on the nominee for not doing enough in their power to win over votes.

With the current election, Biden is being a complete dumbass and is hemorrhaging support from Arab Americans and young people because of his refusal to stop giving weapons and aid to Israel and properly withholding those until a full and permanent ceasefire is reached. He's also losing support from Hispanics, though the reasons there are more to do with how he hasn't been doing enough to better the lives of working-class people.

Arab Americans and young people aren't going to turn around and vote for Trump, or in the off chance he receives a conviction before November, whoever else the Republican nominee will be. They're more likely to vote third-party or independent or not vote at all, and unfortunately with the latter, that's when the burden of responsibility becomes shared.

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Ah yes, label me as a Trump sympathizer, cause that definitely helps your cause with the average joe.

Edit: This you calling me a Russian agent?

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You need to do some critical thinking. Vote for the person who best aligns with your beliefs, not which of the two big names you hate less.

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At what point did they say that? Of course the Republicans are miles worse than the Democrats, but why should people sit there and be like "oh, let me just vote for genocide lite when the other party is genocide standard"

Edit: slight edit since Kbin notifs are weird.

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You know what also helps third parties? Votes.

Without votes what purpose do they have in continuing?

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Hm, almost as though Democrats should be pressured by voters to abolish the electoral college... wonder what will change their stance on that.

Maybe... if the Democrats saw their support weakening as a result of their terrible policies... hmmmm.

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Huh, thanks for making me aware of this. I'll look into this more. Genuinely appreciate the insight.

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Still with this? Is there anything that they're doing differently from other social media corps based in the US? The user data gets sold regardless.

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Oh wow, that looks gorgeous. Gonna have to figure out how to self-host then.

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I have no coding experience :c

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I didn't? I'm on a Kbin instance, does it not embed on Lemmy?

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Oof, I'm sorry. It's just a video of a convo between the Batman and the Joker. You should be able to find the file if you search "Snapinsta.app_video"

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Ah yes, get two nuclear powers against each other, great fucking idea.

Do people not see how insane this is?

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I mean, politics aside, good call if it's an outlier. Especially if it skews the average of the polls.

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Ah yes, like how you said we were supposed to have the ceasefire on Monday after you knew the uncommitted vote was coming.

Fuck you.

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The Open Food Facts smooth app is free and open source. It's available both on FDroid and the Playstore, though I personally update my app directly from the github page here.

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I mean, he has been underperforming compared to the margins he was supposed to win by in a number of polls. Can't recall off hand, where it was specifically and which polls, but I think he scored 28 points lower than what the polls anticipated in one area.

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If you want an indie game dev suggestion, Ojosama makes a tonne of great games on Itch.

https://ojosama.itch.io/

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Think you meant to reply to the original post and not my reply.

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Unanimous? I might be out of the loop on some things but strikes me as unexpected that Ketanji Brown Jackson ruled in favour of Trump here.

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Hey! Just seeing this now, thanks for the update on supermeter!

Personally I made my account on this instance since I was using Lemmy first, and wanted to make a move to something that hosted it's source code away from Github, so that's why I decided to swap to Kbin, and this instance specifically since I was wanting to help support the diversity of the Kbin ecosystem by making an account on a smaller instance.

If there's anything I can do to support the server financially, I'd be more than happy to do so when I have the funds available!

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