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  • Censorship: Facebook Deleted 100,000 ‘Hate Posts, Insults’ in Just One Month

    09/28/2016 12:39:24 PM PDT · by bushwon · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/28/16 | Virginia Hale
    Facebook revealed that within the last month it deleted 100,000 posts by German users for containing “hate”, but Justice Minister Heiko Maas has blasted the figure as too low. At a conference in Berlin, Maas said that to be accountable, social networks must publish the number of posts contested by users. The Justice Minister’s remarks implied that complainants on social media are valid judges of what constitutes criminal speech, something usually only determined by a court. The number of deleted posts “with hate comments” was revealed this week by Facebook’s European policy director, Richard Allan. Maas criticised Facebook’s decision not...
  • ICANN is NOT a 'phone book', DAG-NABBIT! [aw!m vanity]

    09/26/2016 6:25:40 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 45 replies
    FR research -- please share before Friday deadline.
    Too many people are confused. Let's cut through the lies and make this as simple as 'ABC'. Lie Number 1: "ICANN's just a 'phone book'." No, ICANN is the chained up guard dog in the back yard. [More on that later.] The closest thing to a phonebook is a Top Level Domain like .COM or .MIL. But calling them 'libraries' would be closer to the truth. So who is the TLD's librarian? That would be the 'Registrar' who manages the TLD's registry. ~ ~ Simple as ABC: A ... ICANN .. the chained up watchdog. B ... TLD ... Top...
  • Racism or racialism

    09/24/2016 9:09:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/24/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    It's time to recognize what freedom really entails. It's not the freedom to destroy by invoking "free speech," but the freedom to work, produce and build a strong family, community and nation The war of semantics has overshadowed the rising tempers among special interest minority groups. In an effort to diffuse or whitewash (look it up if you’re inclined to infer racist overtones) the growing divide between communities in the United States, talking heads have come up with another ‘softening’ term for plain old racism. By employing this newspeak term, “racialism,” pundits seek to deflect from identifying their remarks as...
  • Political Correctness Continues To Beat Up On Free Speech

    09/19/2016 12:37:40 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 19, 2016 | George Leef
    The same extreme sensitivity to words or conduct that might possibly offend someone that has already taken root on many of our college campuses is spreading outward to other parts of our society. In its annual meeting last month, the American Bar Association approved a rule that imports the college manias over “inappropriate” speech and “microaggression” into its regulation of professional conduct. Rule 8.4(g) provides that it is professional misconduct for an attorney to show “discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or socioeconomic status in conduct related to the...
  • Stop Obama’s Internet giveaway [Washington Times]

    09/18/2016 4:49:44 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 48 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jenny Beth Martin
    Russia, China and Iran don’t have a First Amendment, and their governments regularly clamp down on free speech. So why would we want to end American protection of the open Internet and transfer it to Moscow, Beijing and Tehran instead? On Oct. 1, the Obama administration plans to end the U.S. Government contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN. Doing so would kick off a transition that could irreparably harm the open Internet, leading to censorship abroad that could, quite realistically, lead to censorship right here in the United States. Under this transition of Internet...
  • ICANN, a Pack of Liars [Internet Giveaway vanity]

    09/16/2016 5:30:57 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 12 replies
    source: Paul Rosenzweig, a cyber-war insider | September 16, 2016 | aw!m
    Wednesdays's senate hearing regarding the Internet Giveaway revealed that ICANN has been not merely dishonest but truth is alien to them. Senator Grassley found no solid reason to believe that our .gov and .mil websites will be left alone. [Which means no website is safe]. That lack of assurance concerns him. According to Paul Rosenzweig [a cyber-war insider and former Homeland Administrator who wrote extensively about freedom-of-speech concerns] the only thing protecting the .mil and .gov websites is empty assurances in letters that have no legal value whatsoever. To put it bluntly: The senator and Rosenzweig both smell a rat....
  • WMAL Free Speech Forum - Levin, Plante, Wilson, O'Connor - Sat., Oct. 1st in No. Virginia.

    09/10/2016 5:56:25 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 8 replies
    Join Brian Wilson, Larry O’Connor, Chris Plante and Mark Levin at WMAL’s Free Speech Forum Saturday, October 1st at The Birchmere in Arlington, VA! Brian, Larry, Chris and Mark live on stage discussing the latest news and politics… they’ll be taking your questions and they won’t be holding anything back! Seating is general admission and is first come, first served. Food and drink are available for purchase, so please feel free to enjoy dinner before the show. Doors open: 6pm Program starts: 7:30pm Meet & greet after the show starts approximately 9pm More: http://www.wmal.com/freespeechforum/
  • FEC commissioner warns Dems are gunning for conservative media

    09/08/2016 6:50:21 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/7/16 | Paul Bedard
    A key Federal Election Commission Republican warned Wednesday that liberals are moving aggressively to "amend the First Amendment" so that conservatives are silenced and businesses are chased "out of the democracy." In some the toughest criticism leveled at Democrats, Commissioner Lee E. Goodman said that the attack started once the Tea Party changed American politics in the 2010 election and now dominates the politics of the Left. "It has triggered a very aggressive movement by people to amend the First Amendment, left intellectuals have placed it on the table," Goodman said on Boston's Howie Carr show.
  • To Battle “Trolls,” Establishment Wages War on Internet Freedom

    09/07/2016 4:33:39 PM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 06 September 2016 | Alex Newman
    The establishment's false narratives about the world are imploding in spectacular fashion thanks to the Internet, and the establishment's propagandists are increasingly being called out for their deception. That has the establishment extremely upset. So upset, in fact, that establishment propagandists and the federal government are busy demonizing online freedom and concocting ways to clamp down on voices that expose the false narratives. But Americans can stop it. From abolishing and censoring comment sections on establishment media websites to squandering Americans' tax money on stopping online “trolls” and even creating government-controlled troll accounts to manipulate public opinion, the establishment is...
  • Free Speech

    09/07/2016 6:21:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2016 | John Stossel
    Donald Trump tells reporters, "We're going to have people sue you like you never got sued before." Hillary Clinton doesn't like her opponents funding documentaries that criticize her, so she demands Congress overturn the Supreme Court decision that allows it. The world is full of people who want their enemies to shut up. Some college students get so upset seeing "Trump 2016" chalked on sidewalks that they call the police, demanding the chalkers be punished and their words erased. But because America's founders added, "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech" to the Constitution, the police...
  • UK: Rise of the POLICE STATE (video)

    09/03/2016 12:51:08 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 1, 2016 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    "Even with Brexit, the UK must employ draconian laws in order to keep up the appearance that all well"
  • Congress has just one month to keep the internet under US control

    09/02/2016 2:59:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Aug. 30, 2016
    Both houses of Congress are out of session for another week and time is rapidly running out for lawmakers to save the internet. When Congress comes back into session next Tuesday, it will only have a few short weeks to accomplish one of the most important tasks before it: ensuring that control of the internet does not fall into the hands of those who would actively censor it to the detriment of free speech and American interests. On Sept. 30, the United States is poised to hand over control of the internet to the United Nations, following a years-long push...
  • Move Over Ryan Lochte, Here Comes Colin Kapernick

    Welcome, Colin Kapernick, to the Major League of Unforgettable Stupidity, well-known athlete division. It only took one brief comment, but Colin hit the end zone when he explained why he sat out the Star Bangled Banner at a recent exhibition game. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color." Free speech in America is a wonderful thing. It gives us the right to speak out when someone says something so stupid that it demands a response like, “You’re so full of crap, it’s bubbling...
  • Sowell: A Gem in Chicago

    08/29/2016 11:44:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 30, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    We have gotten so used to seeing college presidents and other academic "leaders" caving in to so many outrageous demands from little gangs of bullying students that it is a long overdue surprise to see a sign that at least one major university has shown some backbone. Dr. Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago, has spoken out in the plainest language against the stifling of opinions that differ from political correctness, on campuses across the country. "Free speech is at risk at the very institution where it should be assured: the university," Dr. Zimmer said. "Invited speakers...
  • Clemson University Administrator Stops Man From Praying on Campus “This isn’t a free speech area.”

    08/29/2016 8:35:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 28 Aug 16 | Aleister
    If you haven’t been following higher education news, you may not be aware that this sort of thing is happening on college campuses all over America. Schools are designating certain areas as “free speech zones” and in some cases even restricting those areas to certain times of day. Before you get too angry at the administrator in this video, remember that he wasn’t the one who created this policy, he’s just charged with the awful task of enforcing it. These ridiculous policies are created by higher level administrators in closed meetings. Red Alert Politics reported: Clemson stops man from praying...
  • HuffPo Writer Finds Out What Happens When You Mention “Hillary’s Health”…

    08/29/2016 3:54:33 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 31 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 29 2016 | Sundance
    Just like Dr. Drew Pinskly, Huffington Post writer/author, David Seamon, finds out what happens if you discuss Hillary Clinton’s health. You get the Clinton scrub.
  • Either We Lose Internet on Sept 30 or We BEG CONGRESS [aw!m vanity]

    08/29/2016 6:05:22 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 134 replies
    Just this morning Drudge sounded the alarm: 'UN COULD TAKE CONTROL OF INTERNET'. But it doesn't matter who Obama chooses. He announced that he would be giving away the internet, the earthly CROWN JEWEL of worldwide freedom. And knowing who he is, he will give it to people who believe in 'hate speech' and anything that censors meaningful opposition to his perverse agenda. Let's face facts. We are on the verge of losing the internet on September 30 -- this year. The only people to save us are the very republicans we criticize the most. We must eat humble pie...
  • Time to End Radical Islam Political Correctness [Aborting the 1st Amendment]

    01/11/2016 5:16:52 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/11/2016 | Herbert London
    In accordance with a ten year plan of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to implement United Nations’ Resolution 16:18 which criminalizes all criticism of Islam worldwide, the U.S. House of Representatives issued H. Res. 569 condemning violence, bigotry, and "hateful rhetoric" toward Muslims in the United States. This proposal comes on the heels of Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s post San Bernardino promise to prosecute anyone guilty of anti-Muslim speech. It is clear that Ms. Lynch is firing a canon at a fly. According to FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report, there were 1014 hate crime incidents motivated by religious bias...
  • Hate speech or free speech? One campus leader balks at being 'PC'

    08/25/2016 2:09:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/25/16 | Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The administration of the prestigious University of Chicago has drawn a line in the sand on one of higher education's hottest topics: whether what some students see as protection from hate speech trumps the traditional right to free speech. In a letter to incoming students, Dean of Students Jay Ellison cast the university's stance as a matter of "academic freedom." The letter has been circulated widely. "We do not support so-called 'trigger warnings,' we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces' where individuals can retreat...
  • The New Censors

    08/24/2016 10:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bob Barr
    In today’s public policy arena, winning ideas rarely are decided by sound logic, accurate facts, or even by the most votes. Instead, content filters and algorithms, meticulously engineered by social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, intentionally steer public debate in the direction of their owners’ personal politics; and, not coincidentally, toward the politics of their liberal friends in Washington and Sacramento.For starters, consider Facebook – the Big Daddy of social media. There have been numerous reports of Facebook’s algorithm taking down popular pages of pro-gun organizations. But even this example of the “new censorship” pales when viewed in the...
  • Hillary Vows To Shut Down Dissenting Internet Sites if She Wins Presidency

    08/23/2016 5:05:57 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 44 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/22/2016 | Michael Depinto
    Whoever coined the phrase, “The devil you know is better than the one you don’t,” OBVIOUSLY never met Hillary Clinton. There is a reason she is called Hitlery not only in private, but often in print as well at times. There is no situation on earth that the Devil we know with Hitlery, is EVER better than ANYONE, let alone Donald Trump. How many people has Trump killed again? Oh yes, zero. First of all, there's her never-ending killing spree of her political opposition. On August 6th, when I wrote, Clinton Adds +5 to Body Count in 6 Weeks, a...
  • Could GAB Finally Be The Free Speech Twitter Alternative?

    08/18/2016 12:26:39 PM PDT · by blondee123 · 10 replies
    Heatst.com ^ | 08/16/2016 | William Hicks
    The biggest modern social networking platforms are rife with censorship, opacity and inscrutable rules governing harassment. Many conservatives feel unfairly targeted and believe their viewpoints are being suppressed. Enter Gab.ai, a new social networking platform that hopes to be the answer to these pressing issues.
  • Obama Decree Targets Gunsmiths and Online Firearm Information

    08/17/2016 2:32:22 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 August 2016 | Alex Newman
    When Obama vowed to use his “pen and phone” to circumvent Congress and impose his will on America, he was actually telling the truth for once. In the latest example of lawless decrees coming from the executive branch, the Obama administration is taking aim at gunsmiths and free speech. Basically, if a recent “regulation” disguised as "guidance" is not stopped, gunsmithing — an American tradition stretching back centuries that was crucial in the War for Independence — will be effectively made illegal, experts say. Another controversial element of the decree would purport to unconstitutionally criminalize many forms of gun-related speech...
  • America to hand off Internet in under two months

    08/17/2016 9:34:37 AM PDT · by PROCON · 105 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | RUDY TAKALA
    The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed. The department will finalize the transition effective Oct. 1, Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling wrote on Tuesday, barring what he called "any significant impediment." The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable language, will move from U.S. control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a multistakeholder body based in Los Angeles that includes countries such as...
  • Orwellian CA Bill: Reporters Can’t Post Undercover Videos

    08/16/2016 9:59:41 AM PDT · by dtroxx · 17 replies
    Reality of Sense ^ | 8/16/2016 | Reality of Sense
    Planned Parenthood wielding new hammer against free speech. This one is big. It adds to California’s growing reputation as Police State Central. First we had SB 277, which forced vaccinations on school children. Now we have Assembly Bill 1671, which would make it a crime for journalists to post and report on certain undercover videos, even though they didn’t make the videos. That’s right. In California, such videos are already illegal, because they don’t have permission of all parties to be recorded. But if Bill 1671 passes, reporters who are sent those videos, or find them, couldn’t post them and...
  • 2016 08 07 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Delusion" (video)

    08/07/2016 11:07:13 AM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Aug 7, 2016 | John Haller
    "There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death." Proverbs 14:2
  • Lushsux Hillary Clinton mural becomes burqa wearing woman

    08/01/2016 8:24:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 30 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | August 1, 20162nd August 2016 | Bridie Byrne
    A CONTROVERSIAL mural depicting US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a skimpy stars and stripes bathing suit has been reimagined as a Muslim women. Maribyrnong Council had requested the artist, Lushsux, remove the “offensive” mural on the side of the Mr Mobility store in Sunshine Rd, West Footscray, within 10 days. But yesterday the Melbourne graffiti artist painted over the mural by covering Ms Clinton’s scantily-clad body with a niqab.
  • VICE PRESIDENT OF UH'S SGA SANCTIONED FOR BLM COMMENTS

    07/31/2016 8:15:17 AM PDT · by American72 · 26 replies
    The University of Houston's Student Government Vice President has been sanctioned following a social media controversy. Vice President Rohini Sethi's five sanctions include a 50-day suspension beginning Aug. 1, mandatory attendance of the Libra Project diversity workshop, mandatory attendance of three cultural events per month, a reflection letter and a public presentation in the Senate Meeting on Sep. 28. The Student Government President Shane Smith was given a one-time power to determine Sethi's suspension by the Student Senate. It was passed with 13 votes of approval, two against and one abstaining. He released the letter below. Between the Senate Meeting...
  • One more day to vote! Can public schools censor online political speech?

    07/20/2016 11:52:08 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 7 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | June 30, 2016
    Recently, controversy has arisen over aggressive school monitoring and censorship of their students' online speech, through blogs, social networks, forums, and other means. Now until July 21, 2016, vote in the ResistanceMedia poll on this important issue!
  • Political Banner Ads Grounded In Ocean City; Owner Says, “It’s Just Not Worth The Aggravation"

    07/20/2016 8:16:22 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 26 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | 20 July 2016 | Shawn Soper
    Ocean City Communications Manager Jessica Waters said on Tuesday the flap caused by the controversial political messages resulted in a quick decision to stop flying them over the crowded mid-July beach. Mayor Rick Meehan said during Monday’s council meeting resort officials had received hundreds of emails about the somewhat controversial ads, which included messages such as “Stop Mad Cow Disease-Defeat Hillary,” and “America First-Build The Wall Now,” Meehan said he reached out to Ocean Aerial Ads and owner-operator Bob Bunting about the controversial ads and the company, which has been flying over the resort skies, for decades, made the decision...
  • Calling All Free Republic Members in Northern Virginia!

    07/16/2016 6:12:00 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | July 14, 2016
    Fairfax County Public Schools Transgender Policy: Protest July 21 outside Gatehouse Administration Center -- 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA ... On Thursday, July 21, the Fairfax County School Board will discuss the new transgender "guidelines" which will go into effect in fall 2016. The "guidelines" include language which could eviscerate free speech for FCPS students, both in and out of school. It also opens up private facilities such as restrooms, showers, and locker rooms to anyone, regardless of biological gender, as long as the person claims to "identify" with the gender that the facility serves. Unlike the regular meeting,...
  • Silencing Whitey

    07/15/2016 4:40:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Recently, I have made some pretty charged statements about Black Lives Matter. In a nutshell, I have argued that the organization is not a pro-black civil rights group. Instead, it is an anti-white anti-free speech mob. Evidence of my contention isn’t very hard to gather. In fact, you have to have your head buried pretty deep in the ground in order to miss it. Consider the following examples: -In August of 2015, Black Lives Matter protestors overtook a Bernie Sanders event in Seattle. They physically stormed the stage and demanded that they be heard lest they shut the event down...
  • Government Authorizes Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to Censor “Anti-Islam” Speech

    07/13/2016 12:39:45 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 16 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 07/13/20106 | Robert Spencer
    Today, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) under the First Amendment. Section 230 provides immunity from lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, thereby permitting these social media giants to engage in government-sanctioned censorship and discriminatory business practices free from legal challenge. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and Jihad Watch. As alleged in the lawsuit, Geller and Spencer, along with the organizations they run, are often...
  • Fed. Gov. Authorizes Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to Censor “Anti-Islam” Speech; Lawsuit Filed

    07/13/2016 8:13:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 44 replies
    Today the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) under the First Amendment. Section 230 provides immunity from lawsuits to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, thereby permitting these social media giants to engage in government-sanctioned censorship and discriminatory business practices free from legal challenge. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, and Jihad Watch. As alleged in the lawsuit, Geller and Spencer, along with the organizations they run, are often...
  • Police Shut Down Event Promoting U.S. Constitution; Thomas More Law Center Sues CAIR

    05/01/2012 9:17:19 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 23 replies
    Catholic Bandita ^ | May 1, 2012 | Lisa Graas
    ANN ARBOR, MI – In the middle of an event to extol the virtues of the U.S. Constitution and “American Laws For American Courts,” the audience learned first-hand how easy it is to lose their freedom of Speech and Assembly. Amid shouts of “What about free speech?” from the audience, the Allegan Police Department ordered the event shut-down. School officials notified police that they had received a letter complaining about the event from Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI). The letter asked the school to disallow the event despite an existing contract.
  • Jun 23 The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech

    07/05/2016 5:39:23 AM PDT · by Pelham · 12 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Kimberley Strassel
    The Left, once the champion of civil liberties, is today orchestrating a coordinated campaign to bully Americans out of free speech. For nearly 40 years, Washington and much of the American public have held up disclosure and campaign finance laws as ideals, and the path to cleaner and freer elections. Yet, as Kimberley Strassel argues and details through first-hand accounts, both campaign finance are disclosure reform have been hijacked as weapons against free speech and free association, becoming one of the most powerful tools of those intent on silencing their political opposition. Through scare tactics and overreach, harassment of conservative...
  • Stop Calling Them Warriors - Social Justice Whiners Are Anything But

    07/03/2016 10:02:17 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 26 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | June 10, 2016 | Michael Anderson
    The titles of “hero” or warrior” are probably two of the most appropriated titles today by those who are the least deserving of that distinction. They do not walk a warrior’s humble path of honor and self-sacrifice but, instead, seek fame pursuing a selfish agenda through intimidation and threats of violence. This is no truer than those screaming children at our universities along with their liberal professors screaming for muscle or those threatening riots if a particular candidate is elected President of the United States.
  • NJ Elementary School Calls Cops On Third-Grader For Saying 'Brownie'

    06/29/2016 4:31:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 131 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jim Treacher
    In the English language, a certain type of baked chocolate dessert is known as a "brownie." This is very problematic, of course, because a lot of people have brown skin. If you say the word "brownie" out loud, you might hurt the feelings of a person with brown skin. And that's bad. That's why we have the police. On June 16, police were called to an unlikely scene: an end-of-the-year class party at the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood. A third grader had made a comment about the brownies being served to the class. After another student exclaimed...
  • Paul Gascoigne [English soccer] to stand trial over alleged racist joke during show

    06/29/2016 8:20:25 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 27 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 29 June 2016 | Josh Halliday in the Guardian
    Paul Gascoigne to stand trial over alleged racist joke during show Former footballer pleads not guilty to racially aggravated offence after appearing before magistrates [snip] He is alleged to have made a joke about a black security guard whom he spotted in a darkened corner of the stage, saying he could not tell “if he is smiling or not”. [snip]
  • Obama Admin Refuses to Inform Congress of ‘Islamic Terrorism’ in U.S.

    06/28/2016 7:03:51 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 28, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Senior Obama administration officials refused to appear before Congress on Tuesday to explain the recent decision to purge all references to “Islamic terrorism” and radicalism from public documents, according to disclosures made Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Top officials from the Justice Department and FBI declined to appear on Capitol Hill to answer questions from lawmakers about domestic terror attacks and an administration policy of scrubbing references to Islamic terrorism and similar terms from government materials, lawmakers said. The policy has thwarted attempts by federal authorities to stop an increasing series of terror attacks from taking place on United States soil,...
  • Pastor told he cannot advertise Jesus on Colorado Springs bus benches

    06/27/2016 1:19:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    gazette.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Jake Allen
    A local pastor said he was told his advertisements on bus benches in Colorado Springs would be barred if they use the name Jesus. Lawson Perdue, a pastor at Charis Christian Center in west Colorado Springs for 15 years, said he was told if the name Jesus was allowed, hate messages would have to be allowed, too. Perdue said his church has been advertising on transit benches in the city for the past three years, using various Jesus-related campaigns. Two years ago benches said "Celebrate Jesus," last year benches said "Experience Jesus," and now benches say "Jesus is Lord."
  • After Orlando, Senate bill seeks to allow FBI web searches without court order

    06/22/2016 6:05:47 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    washingtonpost. ^ | June 22 2016 | Karoun Demirjian
    The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican-led effort to allow the FBI to access a person’s Internet browsing history, email account data and other electronic communications without a court order in terrorism and spy cases. The measure from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) would have also extended the government’s authority to conduct surveillance over potential “lone wolf” attackers. [ ] A majority of the Senate backed the proposal in a 58 to 38 vote, but it needed 60 votes to advance. [ ] The measure inspired a fierce backlash...
  • Card. Cańizares persecuted for defending nature law and common sense

    06/22/2016 6:09:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 21, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    FULL TITLE: Valencia’s Card. Cañizares persecuted for defending nature, common sense against “gender theory”, homosexualist agenda I was in Spain recently, having breakfast – as one does – and, while munching the ubiquitous toast with tomato looked up at the TV only to see a discussion of Card. Canizares Llovera and the trouble he was in for giving what sounded like a really good sermon in Valencia.I shot a photo of the screen… it I can find it… Since then the Cardinal’s problems have multiplied. BTW… he had the nickname “Ratzingerino” for a while and had served as the Prefect...
  • The Problem with Hate Speech

    06/21/2016 2:21:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 21, 2016 | David Solway
    My friend Kathy Shaidle has recently posted a no-holds-barred article on the disaster of “hate speech” legislation, focussing on a proposed Liberal bill to punish “anti-transgender speech” by up to two years in prison. She reminds us that such totalitarian interventions into a presumably democratic society are by no means unique to Canada. As she writes, “bear in mind that New York state, for one, already has similar laws on the books, and they carry fines of up to $250,000. And [an] Oregon 'transmasculine' teacher got $60,000 because her colleagues wouldn’t refer to ‘it’ as ‘they.’”The notion of “hate speech”...
  • Spanish Cardinal Faces Criminal Charges for Homily Remarks

    06/21/2016 7:42:47 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 11 replies
    reason.com ^ | Jun. 20, 2016 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    Cardinal Antonio Cańizares faces hate speech charges for questioning "gay empire," "radical feminism," and "gender theory" during homily. Just in case you need more examples of why laws against "hate speech" are a bad idea, here's a case out of Spain in which a Catholic leader is under investigation for remarks he made during a religious ceremony. While giving the homily at a Catholic University of Valencia mass, the Archbishop of Valencia, Cardinal Antonio Cańizares, suggested that "the gay empire" and "radical feminism" were undermining traditional family values. "The family is being stalked today, in our culture, by endlessly grave...
  • (Florida State) Prosecutor Ken Lewis suspended over offensive Orlando Facebook posts

    06/18/2016 2:53:51 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    UCF Knight News ^ | June 18, 2016 | Kyle Swenson
    Following the Pulse Night Club shooting, an Assistant Florida state Attorney has been suspended for posting ill about Orlando on Facebook. According to a press release from the Office of the Orange Osceola State Attorney, Kenneth Lewis wrote this disparaging message just hours after the massacre: Downtown Orlando has no bottom. The entire city should be leveled. It is void of a single redeeming quality. It is a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs. It is void of culture. If you live down there you do it at your own risk and at your own peril. If...
  • West Hartford Man Makes Homophobic Slur, Refers to Orlando Shooting at Home Depot: PD

    06/17/2016 2:44:31 AM PDT · by raybbr · 122 replies
    Patch.com ^ | 6/16/2016 | Vincent Salzo
    West Hartford, CT — A 71-year-old West Hartford man was arrested after making a homophobic slur to a Home Depot cashier and referencing the Orlando, Florida, nightclub shooting on Wednesday, according to police. West Hartford Police responded to the Home Depot on New Park Avenue around 11:30 a.m. to speak with an employee regarding a report of a hostile customer. The employee told police he was talking to the customer about why he was wearing gloves at the register before it “quickly evolved into a harassing discussion about the employee's sexuality,” according to the police report. The employee told police...
  • Censorship Is More Dangerous Than Hate Speech

    06/15/2016 11:34:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Someone needs to tell Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, YouTube and the European Union that the only way to stop a bad guy's speech is to counter it with a good guy's speech, not censor it. Recently, the internet giants took on the role of internet speech police when they agreed to monitor and combat so-called "hate speech" for the EU. No word on how they define hate speech. I suspect the whole EU hate speech argument is less about preventing terrorist attacks, as they propose, and more about culling criticism of their immigration and refugee policies. Oh, the hypocrisy of those...
  • [US internet giveaway!] Commerce Dep't Approves Dropping U.S. Role at ICANN

    06/15/2016 5:53:16 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 12 replies
    http://www.gigalaw.com/2016/06/09/commerce-dept-approves-dropping-u-s-role-icann | Jun 9, 2016 | Doug Isenberg
    Senior officials from the Commerce Department announced that they’ve approved a pending proposal aimed at offloading oversight of the Internet’s name-and-address system to an international body made up of technologists, businesses, governments and public interest advocates. It’s a move that’s filled with symbolism: Supporters say it reflects the fulfillment of a longstanding promise by the United States to keep the Web an open place where no single government, corporation or other entity can singlehandedly influence how the Internet evolves.
  • Dem Congressmen: First Amendment Doesn’t Protect Global Warming Skeptics

    06/14/2016 4:14:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/13/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    California congressmen wrote a letter to state attorney general Kamala Harris claiming the freedom of speech “is not designed to protect fraud and deceit” of the likes being spread by oil company ExxonMobil about global warming.Nineteen Democratic lawmakers told Harris her “investigation as to whether ExxonMobil lied about the truth of climate change and misled investors does not constitute an effort to silence speech or scientific research.“The First Amendment protects freedom of speech, but it does not protect companies from defrauding the American people or improperly disclosing information to their shareholders,” lawmakers, including California Reps. Maxine Waters and Ted Lieu,...