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😵 This has been my greatest concern about Substack relying on a single payment processor. Fingers crossed it's an innocent technical glitch. Please keep us posted.

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Oct 16, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

I have been thinking to subscribe since I love your work... and I just did without troubles. SO! Hoping that Substack remains FREE.

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Oct 16, 2022·edited Nov 9, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

6 to 8 months ago I dropped paypal. Why? The disallowed my donation to a site I found very helpful understanding the world. Previously I had no trouble donating via paypal. I dropped paypal. I no longer use them. In general I ask people like yourself to provide a mailing address so I can send a check.

I know that is a bit of trouble for you. But at least for a time my support will not be censored. However the day will come sadly.

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Oct 16, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

Stripe requires that you twirl around the pole a particular way and show some gratuitous flesh also.

-- Signed, The Management

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Oct 16, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

Didn't Sage Hanna express her concerns about SS and Stripe a while ago? Fortunately you should all have our emails in case something goes sideways with SS....

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Oct 16, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

I've been in the digital marketing industry for years, and one thing I've heard is that you should own as many of your assets as possible: your own domain, your own content, your own email list, etc.

The risk of writing on a third-party platform is that they can shut you down at any time.

That's been a concern of mine about Substack. Yes, I'm a Substack writer myself, but I'm cautious that if Substack gets sold to some Big Tech company, then that company might try to silence any writer it wants to.

Granted, I guess this specific issue has to do with a payment processor, but then again, that just proves the risk of relying on third parties.

Hopefully, we'll find a way to resolve this issue. We (us writers overall) may need to use a payment processor that's free of wokeness and censorship.

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Oct 16, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

I'm shocked! Shocked! I say!

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Oct 16, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

In his last video, James Corbett reported that hundreds of his supporters cancelled their PayPal accounts--and he applauded their efforts--but noted that they failed to resub with another form of payment. He told his viewers that he'd be unable to continue his work unless the viewers he lost returned . The monolithic PTB always end up screwing the proles.

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Oct 16, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

So free speech is being squelched everywhere. Maybe it’s a glitch? I prefer this Substack to all the others so this is particularly disturbing to me.

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Oct 16, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

Not good....

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Oct 16, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

I've gotten that "accidentally subscribed" bullshit three times. FWIW.

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Oct 16, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

This is becoming more and more like a communist country. Tell us where we can send donations. We must defund companies who york there woke ideaologies on their consumers it appears power and greed is alive and well, the antidote DEFUND any company that discriminated. How is this not ‘racist’ These people don’t really believe or know what it means to be inclusive equatable and diverse. They are all talk as long as you align with their narrative all is good dare to deviate and you are canceled. Time to fight fire with fire CANCEL them!

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Oct 16, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

Yeah. Even though this cancer substack is totally free I suspect it will eventually censored because it does offer a safe, effective, inexpensive and readily available OTC medicine that seems to eradicate cancer https://fenbendazole.substack.com/?r=oh1g6&utm_campaign=pub&utm_medium=web

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Oct 16, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

Well, where you go I go

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Oct 16, 2022Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

What are your options if substack is going the way of PayPal? What happens to those of us that have subscribed if you leave substack?

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