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  • Triumph the Insult Dog Visits College to Invade Students’ Safe Spaces (Univ of NH)

    02/09/2016 3:27:35 PM PST · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/9/2016 | Alex Griswold
    [snip] Needless to say, the irascible puppet was veeeeery problematic. "What do you identify as, besides pretentious?" he asked one male student. After a female student explained what a "trigger warning" was, he began to speak about her in a very sexual manner, clearly angering her. One female student was quizzed on what "mansplaining" meant. But after she was done explaining, Triumph went to a male student, saying he could probably explain it better. To close the video out, Triumph brought in a flamboyantly gay African-American man into the room. Once the man was gone, he asked the students to...
  • Banned By the Publisher

    02/09/2016 6:16:03 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 12 replies
    Nick Cole's Books ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Nick Cole
    I launched a book this week and I went Indie with it. Indie means I released it on Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing. I had to. My Publisher, HarperVoyager, refused to publish it because of some of the ideas I wrote about in it. In other words, they were attempting to effectively ban a book because they felt the ideas and concepts I was writing about were dangerous and more importantly, not in keeping with their philosophical ideals. They felt my ideas weren’t socially acceptable and were “guaranteed to lose fifty percent of my audience” as related back to me...
  • Banned by the Publisher (How a Conservative writer got blackballed by Harper Collins)

    02/09/2016 11:08:08 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Nick Cole's Books ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nick Cole
    ... I launched a book this week and I went Indie with it. Indie means I released it on Amazon via Kindle Direct Publishing. I had to. My Publisher, HarperVoyager, refused to publish it because of some of the ideas I wrote about in it. In other words, they were attempting to effectively ban a book because they felt the ideas and concepts I was writing about were dangerous and more importantly, not in keeping with their philosophical ideals. They felt my ideas weren't socially acceptable and were "guaranteed to lose fifty percent of my audience" as related back to...
  • Announcing the Twitter Trust & Safety Council

    02/09/2016 10:38:45 AM PST · by Excellence · 6 replies
    Twitter Blog ^ | February 9, 2016 | Patricia Cartes (@Cartes), Head of Global Policy Outreach
    On Twitter, every voice has the power to shape the world. We see this power every day, from activists who use Twitter to mobilize citizens to content creators who use Twitter to shape opinion. To ensure people can continue to express themselves freely and safely on Twitter, we must provide more tools and policies. With hundreds of millions of Tweets sent per day, the volume of content on Twitter is massive, which makes it extraordinarily complex to strike the right balance between fighting abuse and speaking truth to power. It requires a multi-layered approach where each of our 320 million...
  • ‘Angela Merkel You Have Killed Germany!’ –

    01/22/2016 11:06:50 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/22/16 | Raheem Kassam And Chris Tomlinson
    16 Year Old Girl’s Migrant Fears Video That Some Claim Facebook Are ‘Censoring’ “Please help us!… It is… very hard to live day-to-day as a woman” says 16 year old Bibi Wilhailm, a German girl who has uploaded her personal experiences of Arab and Muslim migrants in a new video that some claim is being censored by Facebook under it’s new “hate speech” guidelines. The 20 minute video, apparently created by the 16 year old Facebook user Miss Wilhailm, starts with her saying that she is, “so scared everywhere, for example if my family and I go out together, or...
  • Facebook Now Censoring People Who Oppose Wave Of Muslim Refugee Immigration

    01/20/2016 12:23:24 PM PST · by RightBlackChick · 28 replies
    The PolitiStick ^ | 1/20/16 | Greg Campbell
    As the Islamic world continues on their modern-day crusade to purge the world of “infidels” by shooting, stabbing, beheading and burning those who oppose the “religion of peace,” the Western world is embroiled in idiocy. The left appears infinitely more concerned with offending the delicate sensibilities of the Muslim world- both the peaceful and the murderous adherents of the religion- than they are with protecting the Western world from Islamic terrorism, a threat which the U.S. president refuses to cite as a danger.
  • Iran bans use of the word 'wine' and names of 'foreign animals' in books

    01/20/2016 8:30:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    (UK) Daily Telegraph ^ | January 19, 2016 | Ahmed Vahdat
    The decision to censor books published in Iran is to ensure that Iranians are protected from a Western "cultural onslaught" Iran's culture ministry has decided to censor the use of the word "wine" and the names of "foreign animals" and dignitaries from any books published in the Islamic Republic. The new rules are designed to protect Iranians from what the regime calls a "cultural onslaught" by the West. Mohammad Selgi, the head of book publishing at the ministry of culture and Islamic guidance, said: "When new books are registered with us, our staff first have to read them page by...
  • VeriSign sells Network Solutions

    10/16/2003 11:03:32 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 176+ views
    IDG News Service ^ | October 16, 2003 | Scarlet Pruitt
    VeriSign Inc. is selling its Network Solutions business, which provides Internet domain name registrations, to Pivotal Private Equity for approximately $100 million so it can focus on infrastructure services. VeriSign gained Network Solutions' registrar and registry businesses when it purchased the company in 2000. The registrar business, which offers services such as business e-mail, Web sites, hosting and Web presence, will go to Pivotal Private Equity, the company said Thursday. VeriSign will retain the registry business, which provides the backbone for the .com and .net domain names. VeriSign recently renamed the registry business VeriSign Naming and Directory Services and...
  • Facebook, Google, Twitter agree to delete hate speech in 24 hours: Germany

    01/09/2016 11:12:15 AM PST · by Lorianne · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 December 2015
    Germany said on Tuesday that Facebook, Google and Twitter have agreed to delete hate speech from their websites within 24 hours, a new step in the fight against rising online racism following the refugee crisis. The government has been trying to get social platforms to crack down on the rise in anti-foreigner comments in German on the web as the country struggles to cope with an influx of more than 1 million refugees this year. The new agreement makes it easier for users and anti-racism groups to report hate speech to specialist teams at the three companies, German Justice Minister...
  • GREAT: So Now Google Is Blocking Access to Anti-Muslim-Immigration Blog Posts?

    01/04/2016 3:30:34 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 January 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    If you've got a website or are otherwise familiar with traffic-tracking sites out there, you'll know that Google no longer allows you to see the search terms that a reader has used to find a specific page/URL on your own blog or website (if they are signed-in with their Google account when searching, which is most people). I use 'StatCounter' to see the what, who, and when of those coming to my own blog...So I cannot say with any certainty why somebody at Google HQ in Mountain View, CA is searching for my posts, nor what search terms they...
  • Will new Twitter rules be used to target conservatives?

    01/03/2016 4:53:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 02, 2016 - 3:26 | Fox News
    Several prominent accounts suspended as social media giant tightens 'hateful conduct' rules
  • Documentary: Chuck Norris Helped Open Communist Romania to West

    01/01/2016 5:24:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 1, 2016 | Sarah Stites
    During the darkest days of communism, Romanians had something to brighten their oppressed existence illicit American movie parties. Under Nicolae Ceausescu's dictatorship, the Eastern European country had very little contact with the West. But thanks to Teodor Zamfir who was willing to smuggle VHS tapes, and his translator Ilina Nistor who dubbed them, over 3000 movies made it over to Romania between 1985 and 1989. Millions of lives were changed and uplifted as a result. Chuck Norris v. Communism (Variety Interview)After recognizing Nistor's voice at a film festival, Ilinca Calugareanu chatted with the woman whose inflection and tone were nearly...
  • State Dept redacting Non-classified info from Hillary's emails! [my title, this is chat]

    01/01/2016 12:40:55 PM PST · by Bulwinkle · 7 replies
    ..."Just for the record, if she does not already know, ......... is one of the biggest jerks in the foreign service," the US ambassador to Germany John Kornblum is quoted as saying in a newly-released email from Clinton advisor Sidney Blumenthal.
  • Police Stop Pro-Lifers From Singing Christmas Carols on Public Sidewalk Outside Abortion Clinic

    12/22/2015 8:07:34 PM PST · by kathsua · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | Dec 22, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    The First Amendment protests the free speech rights of Americans — but apparently not those of pro-life advocates singing Christmas carols on a public sidewalk outside a local abortion business in Falls Church, Virginia. Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Monday to the Falls Church Police Department after two officers told several Christmas carolers to stop singing on a public sidewalk outside of an abortion business. One of the carolers captured the officers on video informing the carolers that singing is prohibited under a noise ordinance and that they must cease singing. The letter explains that police cannot use the...
  • YouTube suspends investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Full Measure News

    12/15/2015 7:03:03 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 115 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Sharyl Attkisson, formerly an investigative reporter with CBS, recently launched Full Measure News. Those who have followed Attkisson on Twitter know that she has been relentless in her pursuit of stories that have been abandoned by the mainstream news, such as the Fast and Furious scandal and Benghazi. Full Measure News was to be an independent outlet for investigative reporting, but tonight Attkisson is reporting that the entire Full Measure News account has been pulled by YouTube.
  • Chinese censors are scrubbing sites of mentions of North Korean girl band

    12/13/2015 11:26:19 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Mashable ^ | 2015/12/14 | Victoria Ho
    Chinese censors are scrubbing sites of mentions of North Korean girl band By Victoria Ho 19 minutes ago After the Moranbong Band's abrupt cancelation of their performances in Beijing over the weekend, it appears Chinese censors went to work deleting speculation and chatter about the North Korean girl band on mainland sites. The Moranbong Band, whose members were said to be handpicked by North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, were on a goodwill mission to Beijing and were set to perform three concerts starting Saturday night. But just hours before the first, they abruptly canceled the gig and headed home on...
  • Media Matters: 'Uh, Uh, No,' Hillary Didn't Help Start Us

    10/03/2007 6:08:11 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 83 replies · 3,007+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Welcome back, Tucker. Really. When Carlson was away, guest host David Shuster sullied Tucker's name-sake show with the tasteless "gotcha" game he sprung on Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), then compounded matters by leading a liberal love-in. Tucker's been back in the saddle for a couple days, and this evening took on Wesley Clark and later a representative of Media Matters. Speaking with Paul Waldman, Senior Fellow and Director of Special Projects of "Media Matters," Carlson displayed the graphic shown here, in which Hillary Clinton stated that she had "helped start" Media Matters. Under close questioning by Carlson, Waldman wound up...
  • PHILADELPHIA VIOLENT CRIME RATE ON THE RISE [But Mayor Nutter attacks Trump?]

    12/09/2015 8:45:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    ABC 6 Philadelphia ^ | 8/13/15 | Vernon Odom
    .....Citywide the murder and violence rate is running significantly ahead of last year's. 692 people have been shot so far this year - 161 murdered. In 2014 at this point there were 621 wounded by gunfire - 149 shot dead.
  • Google’s chairman wants algorithms to censor the internet for "Hate" speech.

    12/08/2015 11:15:14 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    Google’s chairman wants algorithms to censor the internet for hate speech - Quartz In an op-ed for The New York Times (paywall), Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, inserted himself directly into the middle of a heated debate about the line between fighting terrorism’s online reach and internet censorship. “It’s our responsibility to demonstrate that stability and free expression go hand in hand,” he writes. “We should build tools to help de-escalate tensions on social media—sort of like spell-checkers, but for hate and harassment.” His words came just after Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, called...
  • What are Facebook and other social media doing about Donald Trump?

    12/06/2015 3:19:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | December 6, 2015 | Emily Bell
    The US woke up on Friday to the news that Donald Trump was a full 20 percentage points ahead of Ted Cruz, his nearest rival, for the Republican nomination, and a good 16 percentage points higher than America’s top political analysts thought he would be. Running on a platform of “making America great again”, his campaign has been noteworthy for Trump’s egregious widespread insults and total fabrications, on a gargantuan scale. The most recent of which was him claiming to have seen “thousands of Muslims” dancing in the streets of New Jersey after 9/11. No evidence exists of this, because...
  • Underground at Brown

    12/02/2015 6:19:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | November 30, 2015 | Jay Nordlinger
    In the current issue of National Review, I have a piece called “Underground at Brown.” What’s it about? I’ll tell you. In fact, I’ll blow that piece out — i.e., expand it — here in Impromptus. At Brown University, in Providence, R.I., there is a secret forum in which students may discuss potentially controversial issues freely. Let me say that again: At Brown, there is a secret forum in which students may discuss potentially controversial issues — or anything they want — freely.
  • Keep your inflammatory words to yourself

    12/01/2015 6:09:40 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 30, 2015 | Erika D. Smith
    Republican presidential candidates, others too quick with reckless rhetoric Words don’t carry consequences of gun, but they can influence people Ramblings about ‘body parts’ in Planned Parenthood shooting is proof
  • Onlinecensorship.org Tracks Content Takedowns by Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Sites

    11/22/2015 9:19:30 AM PST · by BillCompton · 8 replies
    EFF ^ | November 19, 2015 | EFF
    San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Visualizing Impact launched Onlinecensorship.org today, a new platform to document the who, what, and why of content takedowns on social media sites. The project, made possible by a 2014 Knight News Challenge award, will address how social media sites moderate user-generated content and how free expression is affected across the globe. Controversies over content takedowns seem to bubble up every few weeks, with users complaining about censorship of political speech, nudity, LGBT content, and many other subjects. The passionate debate about these takedowns reveals a larger issue: social media sites have...
  • [Satire] University Students Rally for Tyranny

    11/13/2015 8:19:58 PM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    The protests at the University of Missouri that resulted in the ouster of President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin have reinvigorated student movements against freedom of speech across the nation. Brenda Smith-Lezama, vice president of the Missouri Students Association, took pride in the rising groundswell of support for censorship saying "it's about time the youth of this nation take a stand against the verbal pollution that hides behind the First Amendment. Social justice shouldn't be thwarted by slavish devotion to the out-dated idea that everyone has the right to speak his mind regardless of the consequences." Smith-Lezama hailed...
  • Yale’s Halloween Advice Stokes a Racially Charged Debate (PC student mob rule)

    11/12/2015 6:11:49 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | NOV. 8, 2015 | LIAM STACK
    The debate over Halloween costumes began late last month when the universitys Intercultural Affairs Committee sent an email to the student body asking students to avoid wearing “culturally unaware and insensitive” costumes that could offend minority students. It specifically advised them to steer clear of outfits that included elements like feathered headdresses, turbans or blackface. (clip) In response, Erika Christakis, a faculty member and an administrator at a student residence, wrote an email to students living in her residence hall on behalf of those she described as “frustrated” by the official advice on Halloween costumes. Students should be able to...
  • Fr. Rutler on Christian Credentials

    11/07/2015 3:47:47 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 1 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | 11/7/15 | Fr. George W. Rutler
    An astute professor once said that political wrangling in universities is so vicious because the stakes are so small. There are those in proverbial ivory towers who will struggle to get control of a faculty or become an assistant dean with an animus that would ill befit a general in battle. There is one caveat here, though, and it is this: the stakes are not so small when you consider that professors can shape the minds of a whole generation. A recent letter in The New York Times signed by Catholic academics, objected that a columnist had no right to...
  • Exxon Mobil Under Investigation in New York Over Climate Statements

    11/05/2015 12:10:39 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 5, 2015 | JUSTIN GILLIS and CLIFFORD KRAUSS
    The New York attorney general has begun a sweeping investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how those risks might hurt the oil business. According to people with knowledge of the investigation, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a subpoena Wednesday evening to Exxon Mobil, demanding extensive financial records, emails and other documents. The focus includes the company’s activities dating to the late 1970s, including a period of at least a decade when Exxon Mobil funded groups that sought to undermine climate science. A...
  • Is GOOGLE trying to block postings on Free Republic?

    10/27/2015 11:24:42 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 16 replies
    Google notice | 10/28/2015 | 4Runner
    Wait! Please don't visit that site right now! Google detected badware on the site you were visiting. Firefox uses Google's blacklist to warn you about "Reported attack sites." We understand that you may know and trust this site, but it's possible for good sites to be infected with badware without the site owners' knowledge or permission. Who is StopBadware? StopBadware is a nonprofit organization that fights badware. Google and Firefox link to us to help you understand the warnings. We also help website owners prevent and clean up badware websites. Question: I visited the site and didn't see any badware...
  • Student suspended after wearing military memorial shirt honoring Marine brother

    10/12/2015 4:39:06 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 12 replies
    EAG News ^ | 12Oct15 | Victor Skinner
    GRESHAM, Ore. Dexter McCarty Middle School student Alan Holmes understands that his freedom is intricately tied to those who fought and died defending the United States of America. His older brother joined the U.S. Marines when he was 19 years old and served a tour in Iraq, Fox 12 reports.
  • Apple Disables News App in China Amid Censorship Concerns

    10/12/2015 2:42:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/12/15 | Daniel Wiser
    Beijing escalates campaign to restrict free flow of information from U.S. companies, journalists pple is reported to have deactivated its news app in China amid concerns that Beijing is escalating its campaign to restrict the flow of information from U.S. news outlets and technology companies. The New York Times reported that, even for users who downloaded the app on their phones in the United States, content does not appear in China. Instead, the error message news isnt supported in your current region appears. Beijing requires most companies operating in the country to develop a censorship system, which can include automated...
  • Discovery of Error Sparks Demand for Censorship [semi-satire]

    10/12/2015 10:17:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    An Australian electrical engineer named Dr David Evans discovered a mathematical error in the model used to predict global warming that exaggerated the impact of carbon dioxide 10-fold. Basically, the effects of CO2 on climate are far lower than has been assumed. While most reasonable people would find this reassuring, Philippe Sands QC, an international law specialist and Professor of Law at University College London, did not. Alleging that the publicity given to Dr. Evans finding could seriously undermine efforts to mitigate climate change, Sands argued for the suppression of contradictory evidence and arguments that might thwart action. In theory,...
  • China asks world to impose 'code of conduct' on Internet (Internet Censorship)

    10/12/2015 3:16:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/15 | Rudy Takala
    A Chinese official on Friday called on the United Nations to impose an international code of conduct on the Internet. "It is highly necessary and pressing for the international community to jointly bring about an international code of conduct on cyberspace at an early date," said Wang Qun, director-general of the Arms Control Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, in comments to the U.N. General Assembly. Wang's comments were reported by China's main state-owned press outlet, the Xinhua News Agency. "China, for its part, will continue to commit itself to establishing a peaceful, secure, open and cooperative cyberspace and pushing...
  • Drudge: I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me its over for me."

    10/06/2015 11:36:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 263 replies
    google search ^ | October 6, 2015
    Circulating on the web tonight: During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even linking to news stories were being advanced. I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me its over for me, said Drudge. Theyve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, youre out of there. Theyre going to make it so you cant even use headlines. To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me its over, theyve got the votes, which means time is limited, he added, noting that a day was coming when simply operating an...
  • The United Nations has a radical, dangerous vision for the future of the Web

    09/26/2015 6:08:39 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | Sept 24 2015 | Caitlin Dewey
    It may not have intended to, precisely, but the United Nations just took sides in the Internets most brutal culture war. On Thursday, the organizations Broadband Commission for Digital Development released a damning world-wide wake-up call on what it calls cyber VAWG, or violence against women and girls. The report concludes that online harassment is a problem of pandemic proportion which, nbd, weve all heard before. But the United Nations then goes on to propose radical, proactive policy changes for both governments and social networks, effectively projecting a whole new vision for how the Internet could work. Under U.S....
  • Scientists Urge President to Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics [semi-satire]

    09/19/2015 12:09:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    A gaggle of university climatologists have written to President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging them to prosecute people who continue to contradict the "scientific consensus" on climate change. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) immediately endorsed the idea as "essential to our survival as a planet." "The freedom of people able to contradict the accepted science impedes the government from taking the steps necessary to combat dangerous climate change," Whitehouse contended. Paraphrasing a famous observation made by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes for justifying suppression of free speech, the Senator averred that "allowing a person to deny the truth...
  • Google May Add Structured Markup & Data To Ranking Algorithm (hiding anti-Establishment news)

    09/14/2015 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Search Engine Land ^ | 09/11/15 | Barry Schwartz
    Google hints it may decide to use structured data in its ranking algorithm some day, though the company has previously denied it. Structured data, structured markup and rich snippets have always been about helping Google and search engines understand your content and potentially lead to Google making your search result snippet richer, with the goal of increasing your click-through rate from the organic results to your page. Google has said, time and time again, that these are not used in the ranking algorithm to make a Web page rank better. They have said that adding structured markup to your pages...
  • Christians Not Wanted: NBC Censors Rain-Soaked Patriots Prayer after NFL Opener

    09/11/2015 6:01:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 11, 2015 | 1:51 AM EDT | Dylan Gwinn
    One of televisions most sacred and central responsibilities is making sure they only display images that are right and appropriate for the viewing public to consume. Yet, judging by NBCs decision to not show the post-game prayer gathering of players on the field after the Patriots 28-21 victory over the Steelers in the Thursday night Kickoff Special, NBC clearly believes public displays of the Christian faith are not suitable for all audiences. It isnt as if the prayer didnt happen. Despite the heavy downpour, members of the Patriots and some of their coaching staff knelt and bowed their heads. MRCTVs...
  • Germanys Merkel says Facebook needs to do more against racist posts

    09/10/2015 8:51:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 10, 2015 6:00 PM
    When people stir up sedition on social networks using their real name, its not only the state that has to act, but also Facebook as a company should do something against these paroles, Merkel told regional newspaper Rheinische Post. She said Facebook already had the necessary code of conduct, but there was a lack of control and enforcement. The rules need to be implemented, Merkel said. Last month, Justice Minister Heiko Maas accused Facebook of doing too little to thwart racist and hate posts. Maas sent a letter to Facebook public policy director Richard Allan in Dublin saying he received...
  • Cyanide Thunderstorms Feared As Mystery Deepens Around $1.5 Billion Tianjin Explosion

    08/18/2015 12:02:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/18/15 | Tyler Durden
    The story behind the chemical explosion that rocked Chinas Tianjin port last Wednesday continues to evolve amid fears that the public could be at risk from the hundreds of tonnes of sodium cyanide stored at the facility. More specifically, Mondays heightened concerns were related to the possibility that rain could interact with the water soluble chemical, releasing deadly hydrogen cyanide gas into the air. "First rain expected today or tonight. Avoid ALL contact with skin," a text message purported to have originated at the US Embassy in Beijing read. The Embassy would later deny the messages authenticity, perhaps at the...
  • What Is A Social Justice Warrior (SJW)?

    08/14/2015 5:02:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Roosh V ^ | Roosh
    Social justice warriors believe in an extreme left-wing ideology that combines feminism, progressivism, and political correctness into a totalitarian system that attempts to censor speech and promote fringe lifestyles while actively discriminating against men, particularly white men. They are the internet activist arm of Western progressivism that acts as a vigilante group to ensure compliance and homogeny of far left thought. The true definition of SJW is up for debate, but most generally it has become a catch-all term that describes feminists and liberals who actively try to solve the perceived social injustices of modern society by organizing in online...
  • Can We Recalibrate? (Red State)

    08/14/2015 11:39:45 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 156 replies
    RedState ^ | August 14,2014 | By: Erick Erickson (Diary)
    I want to beat Hillary Clinton next year. I want to beat her with a Republican who is not just another party apparatchik surrounded by lower level party apparatchiks within the Republican Party. But I know we cannot beat Hillary Clinton with this level of anger. We wont be able to draw people to our side and our cause like this. I get the anger. I do. I am angry at the betrayal and the repeated lies from Washington Republicans who say they love children, but wont even defund Planned Parenthood. I get the anger of voters who sent men...
  • Tianjin Explosions: Natural Disasters In China Prompt Wave Of Media Censorship

    08/13/2015 2:06:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    ibtimes ^ | August 13 2015 3:28 AM EDT | Mark Hanrahan 
    As Chinese rescue workers and emergency services raced to respond to the deadly explosions that rocked the port city of Tianjin Wednesday, another group of Chinese officials, with a very different purpose, also sprang into action: the country's censors and security officials, intent on limiting coverage of the disaster by conventional media outlets and social media. Authorities in Tianjin have been attempting to tightly control information about the disaster. Journalists and nonessential personnel were being kept six miles away from the scene of the blasts, the Los Angeles Times reported. In addition, a CNN correspondent reporting live from outside a...
  • That's Not Funny Today's College Students Can't Seem To Take A Joke

    08/10/2015 8:50:55 AM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2015 | Caitlan Flanagan
    hree comics sat around a caf table in the chilly atrium of the Minneapolis Convention Center, talking about how to create the cleanest possible set. Dont do whats in your gut, Zoltan Kaszas said. Better safe than sorry, Chinedu Unaka offered. Feraz Ozel mused about the first time hed ever done stand-up: three minutes on giving his girlfriend herpes and banging his grandma. That was out. This was not a case of professionals approaching a technical problem as an intellectual exercise. Money was riding on the answer. They had come to Minneapolis in the middle of a brutal winter for...
  • Cruz, Walker Huckabee, Bush: Red State Gathering live video

    08/08/2015 5:54:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 119 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 8, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    ATLANTA The Red State Gathering picks back up today with its live streaming video, as four more presidential hopefuls make their case to nearly 1,000 conservative activists. The first to make his way to the stage will be Mike Huckabee at 9 am ET. Ted Cruz has the 11:30 slot before lunch, Jeb Bush is scheduled for 1:30, and Scott Walker closes out the formal schedule at 4:30. The venue then shifts to the College Football Hall of Fame, where Donald Trump had been scheduled to speak, but now Megyn Kelly has been invited in his place. (Note: I...
  • Judge Rules Government Has Right to Know Who Its Opponents Are [semi-news]

    08/03/2015 9:53:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein ordered Citizens United to turn over the names, addresses, and amounts of money contributed to the organization by its donors to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. It is clear that the activities of Citizens United, if successful, would result in a serious obstacle to the governments interests, Judge Stein wrote. The governments ability to fend off this threat is hampered by the anonymity of this organizations supporters. If people want to oppose the government they should come out of the shadows. Stein dismissed fears that the government might take reprisals against its opponents as...
  • College disciplines student for Facebook comments about Baltimore riot

    08/02/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Reuters
    DALLAS A Texas Christian University student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said Friday. TCU said Harry Vincent, a 19-year-old sophomore, violated two Student Code of Conduct provisions concerning infliction of bodily or emotional harm and disorderly conduct. He has seen his campus access restricted by receiving a one-year suspension from extracurricular activities, on-campus living and the use of non-academic facilities such as the cafeteria and recreational center. Among the comments are a Facebook post that reads: These...
  • American deemed a problematic word by University of New Hampshire

    07/30/2015 8:42:09 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    A Bias-Free Language Guide used by the University of New Hampshire includes American in a list of problematic words. Americanjoins illegal alien, mothering, fathering, and a collection of other words that are frowned upon by the university, education watchdog Campus Reform reported Tuesday.
  • Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videos

    07/29/2015 5:45:03 PM PDT · by BAW · 190 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 29, 2015 | AP
    A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research. The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.
  • BREAKING: Court blocks pro-life group from releasing new fetal body part videos

    07/29/2015 7:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Life Site ^ | July 29, 2015 | John Jalsevac
    The California Superior Court has issued a narrow temporary restraining order preventing the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a pro-life group, from releasing further undercover video footage taken of three top-level staff of StemExpress. CMP is the organization behind the series of three videos released over the past three weeks exposing the alleged harvesting and sale of body parts from aborted babies by Planned Parenthood body parts that are then purchased by StemExpress. CMP has alleged that the fees paid by StemExpress to Planned Parenthood violate federal law prohibiting the sale and trafficking of human tissue. While Planned Parenthood...
  • PP Tries To Silence Undercover Videos By Sending Threatening Letters To TV Stations

    07/28/2015 2:12:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 28, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    On Tuesday the third undercover video of Planned Parenthood's despicable practiceswas released bythe Center for Medical Progress, but as the blog Jammie Wearing Fools highlights, some people may not see itif PP gets its way: Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota warned news outlets today that airing undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress could violate patient privacy. Planned Parenthood says the videos violate laws however no wrong doing by the Center for Medical Progress has been proven. "The material should not be aired," states a press release sent out to the stations. Thisabsurdly transparent...