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  • Now Brits Can Lose Their Gun Rights For Talking and Thinking About Guns

    06/12/2018 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 42 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/12/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    As PJ Media is reporting, “YouTuber Calum Long-Collins announced he would be effectively shutting down the channel EnglishShooting, a YouTube channel that racked up more than 15,000 subscribers and more than 12 million views in the past four years. Long-Collins said the police had marked his YouTube channel as a ‘forum of extremism,’ and that he had to ‘show the police that I am a fit character to own firearms within the U.K.'” Here’s the video that Long-Collins made confessing his sins in a last ditch attempt to placate the British authoritarians authorities and convince them to let him keep...
  • UK government directing YouTube to censor Tommy Robinson videos

    06/04/2018 9:36:31 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 15 replies
    @nickmon1112 Twitter thread ^ | June 4, 2018 | Nick Monroe
    I dunno how much clearer I can make this. March 12th 2018. UK government (Home Affairs Select Committee) talks to YouTube representative about censoring Tommy Robinson from YouTube. ... The second part really picks up. The Home Affairs Select Committee is yelling at this YouTube representative, saying the website needs to censor Tommy Robinson because the Finsbury Park attacker was apparently "radicalized" by Tommy's videos. [Videos at the link.]
  • Google Labeled GOP Lawmaker A ‘Bigot’

    06/02/2018 9:37:45 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/02/2018 | Scott Greer
    Google labeled Republican North Carolina state Sen. Trudy Wade as a “bigot” in its “knowledge panel” for the pro-Trump lawmaker. According to Vice News Friday, searching for Wade on Google would show users an image of the state senator with “BIGOT” in bright red letters displayed at the bottom. Wade is currently in a tough reelection battle. It’s likely not helpful for her campaign to have the image as one of the first things voters would see if they Google her. Google did not respond to Vice’s request for comment on the matter, but the tech giant did take down...
  • California debuts ‘digital’ license plates. Here’s what they’ll cost you.

    05/28/2018 9:18:28 AM PDT · by Vendome · 48 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 28, 2018 | Tony Bizjak
    Some drivers are questioning whether the device's communications system could allow the state, the police or private companies to track a driver's movements.Dealerships are expected to sell the plates for $699, not including installation costs. Users also must pay a monthly fee of about $7. *** Here is the really funny part ***city officials will talk first with labor representatives about assurances that the city will not use the plate technology as a monitoring device on city employees.
  • Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance

    05/22/2018 2:05:55 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 58 replies
    AP ^ | 5/20/18
    <p>AP) — A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan’s Kalamazoo.</p> <p>And at the University of Michigan, regents have voted to strip a former school president’s name from a campus science building because he lent his scientific expertise to groups that were in favor of selective reproduction, also known as eugenics.</p>
  • UK Considers Banning ‘Body Shaming’ Ads Featuring Thin Women

    05/21/2018 2:08:52 PM PDT · by davikkm · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | TOM CICCOTTA
    A new program in the United Kingdom seeks to ban advertisements featuring thin women. The Committee of Advertising Practice, which provides all guidelines and restrictions for advertisements throughout various mediums in the United Kingdom, is considering adopting a proposal that would ban the use of “body shaming” advertisements featuring thin women. The proposal would also eliminate ads that feature gender stereotypes such as a man struggling to change a baby’s diaper or a woman failing to park a car. Ella Smillie, the lead on the proposal, argued that certain forms of stereotyping can be harmful. “Our review of the evidence...
  • Growing Acceptance Of Microchip Implants - Would You Get Chipped?

    05/21/2018 9:40:25 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 57 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | 5/21/2018 | PNW Staff
    The use of microchip implants has been a focal point for many science fiction movies and books over the past few decades. Whereas it used to be the stuff of science fiction and Hollywood, the technology has now become a reality for humans. One Wisconsin-based company, Three Square Market, has implanted 50 employee volunteers with a small microchip in each employee's hand. The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice. Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/article.cfm?recent_news_id=2278#h9xpyBj71ogbtKsi.99
  • Women’s advocacy group UltraViolet demands Spotify remove Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chris Brown, more

    05/15/2018 4:07:48 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/14/18 | Gerrick Kennedy
    In response to Spotify’s newly launched Hate Content and Hateful Conduct public policy, women’s advocacy group UltraViolet is calling on the streaming service to widen its net beyond R. Kelly and XXXTentacion, which were the first acts to see their music removed from promotional playlists. UltraViolet, a national organization working on a range of issues including reproductive rights, healthcare, economic security, violence and racial justice, published an open letter Monday to Spotify head Daniel Ek, applauding a recent decision to pull Kelly and XXXTentacion’s music from playlists and algorithmic recommendations. However, the group is also imploring that the policy be...
  • Control the Words, Control the Culture [Video]

    04/30/2018 9:59:45 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Prager University ^ | April 30, 2018 | Michael Knowles
    The culture war is first and foremost a war of words - and the left is winning. The consequences can be seen everywhere: in politics, in education, in media. In this video, Michael Knowles, host of the Michael Knowles Show, explains why we should not cede another syllable.
  • School District Forbids Parents From Opting Kids Out of LGBT Lessons

    04/25/2018 3:37:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | Apr. 25, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    Parents in Orange County, California may not opt their children out of lessons related to gender identity or sexual orientation, according to a memorandum written by the school district’s general counsel. “Parents who disagree with the instructional materials related to gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation may not excuse their children from this instruction,” read the memorandum from Ronald Wenkart to the Orange County Board of Education. A school district spokesman confirmed the authenticity of the memorandum sent to us by a parent.
  • The Cold War's Arab Spring: How the Soviets Created Today's Middle East

    04/10/2018 9:03:25 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | Claire Berlinsky
    The dominant narrative of modern Middle East history emphasizes European colonization and accepts as a truism that the former colonial powers prioritized the protection of their material interests—in oil, above all—above the dignity and self-determination of the region’s inhabitants. --Thus did botched decolonization result in endless instability...Thus did the region become a breeding ground for radicalism, intensified by Cold War rivalry between the superpowers, who replaced the European colonizers as the region’s meddling overlords...Then came Mikhail Gorbachev—a Westernizing reformer. At last, the Cold War was over. A new world order was at hand. What if this conventional wisdom is nonsense?...
  • An Apology for the Internet -- from the People Who Built It

    04/14/2018 4:47:19 PM PDT · by HangnJudge · 74 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 4/14/2018 | Slashdot
    "Those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created," argues a new article in New York Magazine titled "The Internet Apologizes". Today, the most dire warnings are coming from the heart of Silicon Valley itself. The man who oversaw the creation of the original iPhone believes the device he helped build is too addictive. The inventor of the World Wide Web fears his creation is being "weaponized." Even Sean Parker, Facebook's first president, has blasted social media as a dangerous form of psychological manipulation. "God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains," he lamented recently...
  • A Spy Machine of DARPA's Dreams (FreeRepublic 2003)

    04/13/2018 8:30:44 AM PDT · by MNDude · 34 replies
    By Noah Shachtman It's a memory aid! A robotic assistant! An epidemic detector! An all-seeing, ultra-intrusive spying program! The Pentagon is about to embark on a stunningly ambitious research project designed to gather every conceivable bit of information about a person's life, index all the information and make it searchable. What national security experts and civil libertarians want to know is, why would the Defense Department want to do such a thing? The embryonic LifeLog program would dump everything an individual does into a giant database: every e-mail sent or received, every picture taken, every Web page surfed, every phone...
  • Homeland Security to compile database of journalists and ‘media influencers'

    04/09/2018 8:50:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    [DHS] wants to track the comings and goings of journalists, bloggers and other “media influencers” through a database. The DHS’s “Media Monitoring” plan, which was first reported by FedBizOpps.gov, would give the contracting company “24/7 access to a password protected, media influencer database, including journalists, editors, correspondents, social media influencers, bloggers etc.” in order to “identify any and all media coverage related to the Department of Homeland Security or a particular event.”
  • A series of Shiny Objects held by The Left (VANITY Regarding Daily Scandals)

    03/20/2018 5:14:25 AM PDT · by rlmorel · 22 replies
    Vanity | 3/20/2018 | rlmorel
    I walked by the television this morning and saw Trump's picture and the block letters "FACEBOOK SCANDAL" in red on a blue background. The sound was turned down, but the earnest-appearing, attractive young woman in a tight black form fitting dress was clearly portraying the appropriate gravity for this "situation". It was the same thing I saw last night before going to bed, an older, serious looking man with a similar backdrop and identical grave look on his face. Again, the sound was turned down, but it is clear there is a real problem in American society right now. And...
  • Are You Prepared to Throw Acid in Children's Faces?

    03/10/2018 5:33:19 PM PST · by pcottraux · 35 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | March 10, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux In George Orwell’s 1984, all freedom is a thing of the past and the world is run by an authoritarian government known as Big Brother. People live under misery and oppression, every move they make being watched carefully by the sinister party, INGSOC. Every room of every home is equipped with a telescreen that monitor’s one’s every move, the slogan “Big Brother Is Watching You” playing over and over again. Even showing a facial expression of slight disinterest over one of the Party’s big announcements can cause one to be arrested for suspicion of “thought crimes.” Our...
  • IS TENNIS PLAYER TENNYS SANDGREN AMERICA’S FIRST ALT-RIGHT ATHLETE?

    01/24/2018 11:10:39 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    The Outline ^ | January 23, 2018 | Gaby Del Valle
    For the first time since 2010, an American man has made to the Australian Open quarterfinals. The aptly named Tennys Sandgren is the last American standing in the men’s singles division, an achievement that is ever-so-slightly tainted by the fact that he’s probably a huge Trump supporter — and not the craven “Trump is terrible but I voted for him anyway because I am a Republican” kind, but the out-and-proud MAGA hat-wearing, “Pizzagate is real” kind. At a post-match press conference on Monday, a reporter asked Sandgren about his Twitter account, where he’s retweeted and engaged in conversation with prominent...
  • Police arrest more than 3,400 people for ‘offensive’ online comments 2017 (free speech dead in UK)

    01/14/2018 12:39:07 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 80 replies
    Police have arrested more than 3,400 people for ‘offensive’ online comments in one year an investigation by The Times has revealed. Figures obtained through the Freedom of Information Act has revealed that political police chiefs have been spending taxpayers’ money on arresting internet trolls under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003, which makes it illegal to intentionally “cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another” introduced in 2016. Given that thirteen police forces have refused to submit the figures of their arrests of internet commentators, the total number of politically motivated harassment and arrest by police is certain to...
  • How Thatcher’s Government Covered Up a VIP Pedophile Ring

    12/29/2017 5:53:16 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 6 2015 | NIco Hines
    LONDON — A newspaper editor was handed startling evidence that Britain’s top law enforcement official knew there was a VIP pedophile network in Westminster, at the heart of the British government. What happened next in the summer of 1984 helps to explain how shocking allegations of rape and murder against some of the country’s most powerful men went unchecked for decades.
  • To the Chicago Police, Any Black Kid Is in a Gang

    12/29/2017 11:06:21 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 25, 2017 | Tamar Manasseh
    On his first day of kindergarten, my son came home and told me that his classmates should be punished because all they did was run around and play instead of listen to the teacher. As he grew up, he played basketball at the Jewish Community Center, was a farmer in the musical “Oklahoma!” and celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at age 13. In the summer, he can be found at a grill, making hot dogs and hamburgers for kids in the neighborhood. But my son is a teenager and he is black. So he must be in a gang. At least...