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Greetings! I'm here because of the latest Twitter purge. I figured it was only a matter of time before my account was nuked.

I annoy both conservatives and liberals.

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I'm working on migrating away from big tech companies. Here are my plans – some of which I've started to implement.

-Move my website hosting to Iceland.
-Switch from Gmail to ProtonMail.
-Download my entire Google Drive and host/backup locally.
-Accept payment for my services in alternative currencies (I will still accept fiat for the time being but other currencies will be discounted)

Any recommendations for other ways I can abandon big tech?

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Don't let this happen to you - or anyone you care about! Your office suite shouldn't control you. Get LibreOffice, and get away from forced subscriptions, vendor lock-in, and someone else deciding when you can work:


The invariable result of politics is that you will be less free in the future than you are right now.

Occasionally you'll make "progress" and win a right or two back; but you'll lose a hundred freedoms for every one you gain.

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Robinhood "Let the people trade"

Google "Don't be evil"

Twitter "The free speech wing of the free speech party"

The United States of America "Land Of The Free"

How we doin guys?

It's high time that someone creates a decentralized platform for trading stocks.

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When Wall St tycoons make huge bets that flop, they have the Federal Government they own and control come bail them out with taxpayer money.

When their short sell gamble goes bad, they demand the SEC step in & punish those who won and insist government power be used to stop it.

How to survive this backwards new world.

If you don't have your own business start a side hustle immediately. Peg your prices to gold, silver, or a stable crypto. Giving a discount on payments made in these currencies will help motivate your customers to learn how to live without fiat. Accept payments in fiat but convert all but petty cash to your preferred currency.

Gold/Silver Savings: I suggest you consider UPMA (United Precious Metals Association).

Crypto: I suggest you consider Monero.

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Version 2 of the info graphics with clearer recommendations (#WhatsApp - Reject, #Telegram - Be careful, #Signal - OK, #Matrix/#Quicksy/#XMPP - recommended, #P2P - recommended).

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You can either learn how to use crypto now or wait until you no longer have a choice.

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Starving Americans might be willing to surrender their guns if the government threatened to ban businesses and cut off welfare.

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Who else is loving the new White House's YouTube likes/dislikes ratios? I'm loving it, even if YouTube is deleting dislikes to make Bribin' Biden look better. What a tool (YouTube and Sleepy Joe).

#noagenda #notmypresident #itm

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Don't know if this has been twooted here yet but here ya go...

Woman Behind Bernie's Mittens Quit Making Them Because Taxes Killed Her Business

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@darrenoneill @saltymedic @jennifer @agates To date, my favorite response to the 'nothing to hide' argument:

"I need privacy, not because MY motives are questionable, but because YOURS are."

Ever notice how every argument in favor of government or corporate surveillance assumes, ex facie, that the entity doing the surveiling is benevolent with pure motives? This is almost never true in the real world.

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- HCQ is now OK
- Tests don’t work
- Biden has no plan
- Lockdowns are ending

But none of this was political, right?
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Private ✓
No phone number required ✓
Decentralised ✓
Open Source ✓

You'd be surprised how many people who are new to private messaging don't know that there's a messenger that ticks all these boxes.

If you see a thread where we can let people know — tag us.


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The alliance of politicians and technocrats is only temporary.

They both think they're playing each other.

Who do you think is going to come out on top?

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