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yes, i know google is an ark of surveillance,

but sometime i notice suggested video's show up in youtube based simple text posts i make in this forum even just one or two words rather than youtube or google searches. i already know youtube videos i watch linked in the forum are tracked but text as well?

but if that were the case then why don't i get millions of cactus videos suggested to me? i'm not entirely convinced googles reach doesn't extend past tacking cookies and etc.

yes i have myriad tracker blockers running ghostery seems to block the most

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but if that were the case then why don't i get millions of cactus videos suggested to me?

Because there's no company throwing money at them to promote cactus videos to you.

Weird though, I've not noticed similarities to what you've said about simple text being converted to an advertisement.

I do notice if I have facebook open and I open another webpage then I'll get suggestions given by facebook obviously based on my visiting that page, so that's obviously tracking the other pages that are opened while it is. But that's no surprise from those evil bastards.

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hmm, has to be said, who the hell cares?? I feel that only those doing something wrong or intend to would give a toss about such activity. A funny thread this is, thanks for the laughs it gave me =)

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living in brisbane and growing ethnobotanicals; according to the law you're doing a number of things wrong, which can (and do) end in criminal prosecution.

"if you're not doing anything wrong what do you have to worry about" is the sort of thing fascists say to justify totalitarianism,

are you a fascist?

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recently i've been searching on gumtree and quite a lot of websites show ads with suggestions from gumtree relating to what you were searching for.

it's worth mentioning that embarassing scenarios could unfold where you are browsing with somebody else and by virtue of the ads being displayed they are clued onto a facet of your life/interests which you hadn't shared with them.

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Sorry ghosty but I have to disagree,

I've been wanting to speak about something heavily watched, get opinions and discuss the topic in detail but if I just google it I beleive I would likely be approached by ASIO.

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such "embarassing scenarios" cant happen with me. due to the fact i am in every way what i say i am. I'm totally honest about all area's of my life to everyone. I'm only human and have no care how im seen by others, no shame in anything i choose to do. I hide nothing.

so.... I see you like to watch that hey... Or buy that hey..... LOL, yup, thats me baby yeah =P

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Holo, perhaps I'm living in dreamland where i think i have the right to information. The right to educate myself. I have no concern at all whether this or that is a "sensitive topic" I'm a curious person who seeks all knowlege. I have heard of people being jailed for book's though. Thats odd to me yes. knowlege is different than actions. There is many many things i know that many dont, there is many things i could just do.. I have the knowlege and a miriad of equipment I could use for a miriad of stupid thing's. Why would I? It would all go against my values, those that i pride myself on! Do we all need to be smacked into line by our momy or government equivilent? Where is the responsiblity within the people? Some of us have morral values we live by above all else. I agree with most laws in place, and have shown avidly where i dissagree. There is no part of my life that isnt fully known by all in authority. I stand behind my views with all my might and will fight for whats right (in fact im going into YET another battle now) . I know most wish to run away in fear.

Anyhow,

There are libraries for those that feel they should hide their education.

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So your mum knows all about your favorite type of pornography ghosty?

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Yep. she does. so do Police =) as do all my friends.

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I do not buy into that only those doing something wrong or intend to, should worry

about internet tracking.

those with alternative views on how the world should be, are seen as dangerous

by the people who wish to run it.

internet tracking may be just a marketing tool or a means to intercept terrorist just

for now.

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I too have views that could by some be concidered "alternative" and avidly speak them. Like the homosexuals i've met over the years who wish to lie about due to some fear that one day homosexuality could be "banned" LOL and those known to be could be "under threat for their life". again, LOL. so many examples of this mentality about. but, if i was victim of some such nonsence, at least i would have died standing up for what I feel is right. after all, none of us are going to get out of here alive.. what did you stand up for?

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I think I get where your coming from ghosty...correct me if I'm wrong...I heard 1 old guy who had just finished his 2 year sentence for growing weed, say something similar...freedom is worth fighting for...you have to fight for your rights....& he's right but obviously the irony is he was treated like a dog & caged with other dogs...where were his freedoms there?..like a school kid...get up when we tell you, shit when we tell you, eat when we tell you ..bend over for that cavity check/rape when we tell you too boy...

If the things that you do become illegal tomorrow & the authorities know you do these things...& knock on your door to cage you...what will you do?...bend over like a dog?...or go down in a bloody mess?....possibly harming yourself & others in the process....

That noble Oz.... J Assange...how many years has he been imprisoned for being a reporter...showing the world a glimpse of the criminal murderous behaviour of the us & allies..."the west"...through vids like "collateral damage"...& Manning where's his freedom...& Snowden in Exile...& that is just the tip of the ice berg...........We live in an age of a corrupt fascist police state.....where good people are just pissed away by the system......................what you do & say now....will be used against you...oneday.

Not so long ago...we rejoiced "the Wall came down"...Eastern Germany was reunited...ordinary people didn't have to worry about being spied on by the informers...their neighbours...the secret police...never knowing when the knock on the door would come ..to take them & their family away....their only crime being...they were free thinkers...they had an imagination & used it...& they were considered a threat to the powers in charge............The western Ukraine just had their electrons....The western Ukraine media reported a 99.9% voting turn out in Eastern Ukraine....their media is as bogus & propagandas as ours.....99.9% SERIOUSLY....you think they would at least try & hide the lie...perhaps saying 60%...might have been more believable for an electron not even recognized & totally boycotted by the East ....after all they have been experiencing ethic cleansing at the hands of the west.......they are hardly likely to vote for the war mangling oligarch's...just another 9/11 huh? OPPS! PM cameron said at the un...that all those who doubt 9/11 are TERRORIST! ........Fascism is insidious...all those old guys who fought against it in the great wars.....vote it in every electron, along with the NORMAL's & don't even realise.

Its a cancer...& I can't see any cure.

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yeah. not out to attempt to argue any facts. I know what being honest over my time has cost me.....

It's a pain that will never leave me. But in saying that. how could i live in such a world as ours if i didnt have faith, good old blind utterly blind faith? I'm sure i would have left this world long ago. nowhere is perfect is it? I've been looking for another country to live for a few years now, the offerings differ here to there, but nowhere is perfect. I'm not saying i agree with everything at all.

I'm not out either to shake the world into my perception of how it should be, even if that would appear to be much better. My goal in life to use jewelery based on or inspired by nature to catalyze a desire amongst my people to learn to work with nature as opposed to perpeptuating this belief of people Vs nature. I wish to limit the rape of our earth as though it means nothing and show that we can still make make all the money to keep "the dream alive" without such long term damage. I work within the VERY TIGHT limitations our australian (qld) law allows for as i seek to help others. how much help could i be to anyone, even myself if i held back on such fears? what is my purpose in life if i can help nobody? just to eat this and shit there? I will do that too of course, i think life is very much about food. at least mine is.

Despite all these psuedo-fears we all have, I will always do as I've done, and seek to help those in need and limit the destruction of those who seek to cause it. peace.

what will i do when the knock comes to my door, open it and be human, talk about any concerns and accept any faults i might have made. as i always have. You are not talking to a person who has not lived a life of all your fears comming true. Police knocks and raids occur here every couple of years. always been that way since i admit to smoking pot as a teenager. i admit to everything.

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There is a cure Dreamwalker; Children.

We need to instil virtue through ethics from birth. The cure won't happen in our or our kids lifetime, but we need to start there, with them and NOW.
We can start the ball rolling by being virtuous ourselves and hope others will see that and inspire them to change.

You can't change the world, but you can influence those around you.

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