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  • CNN and others, QUIT telling our leaders what to do...we voted for them to tell YOU what to do

    11/22/2016 11:23:39 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 21 replies
    MSM News | 22 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    CNN and others, QUIT telling our leaders who to denounce or silence, etc. because we didn't vote for these people so YOU could tell them what to do and negate the results of the election. We voted to get something done about illegal immigration and their involvement and voting in our elections, which is something no other country would tolerate, not soft pedal it. We voted for a ban on muslim immigration and severe restrictions on what they can do while living here and the influence they can have (they hate us). We voted for fiscal responsibility. We voted for...
  • Geert Wilders — and Free Speech — on Trial in the Netherlands

    11/21/2016 12:27:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2016 | by DAVID PRYCE-JONES
    Geert Wilders, the leader of the Freedom party in the Dutch parliament, is a political phenomenon quite as explosive as Donald Trump or Nigel Farage. Immigrants from Muslim countries account for a high proportion of the Dutch population, and Wilders and his party think it too high. Wilders loses no opportunity to argue that Islam enforces on its believers a faith and a culture incompatible with democracy. He advocates a Dutch Brexit, so that the country can free itself from a European Union whose laissez-faire stance towards this immigration he sees as political and cultural suicide. At a quite small...
  • LifeSiteNews uncovers NARAL’s 7-point plan to destroy crisis pregnancy centers

    01/13/2015 5:41:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE SITE NWS ^ | Jan 13, 2015 | Ben Johnson
    Documents obtained by LifeSiteNews.com uncover a disturbing pattern of public officials colluding with NARAL to hinder the efforts of pro-life pregnancy care centers. But the greatest find is on pages 5-7 of the exchange: A two-page document, on official letterhead, revealing NARAL's seven-point plan to harass CPCs. LifeSiteNews filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with Montgomery County, Maryland, to obtain the e-mails, which can be read in their entirety here. At the time, county officials were locked in a legal battle with Centro Tepeyac Silver Spring Women's Center, which they had targeted with an ordinance forcing the pro-life...
  • Pro-Israel Artist Threatened With 5 Years In Jail For Anti-Terror Posters

    11/15/2016 8:55:44 AM PST · by OddLane · 10 replies
    FrontPageMag | November 14, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's not a story out of the Soviet Union though Oleg Atbashian, an artist, activist and commentator, had gotten in trouble for defying the authorities there too. "Back in my Soviet dissident days, when I was collecting signatures in defense of Andrei Sakharov, I was screamed at, threatened, and lectured by the KGB and Communist funcionaries. What I never imagined was that in the United States, the land of the free, I would not only be subjected to similar treatment, but go to jail," Oleg writes. But that's exactly what happened to him...
  • European Temper Trumptums Europe Holds "Panic Dinner"

    11/15/2016 2:30:56 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | November 15, 2016 at 5:00 am | by Judith Bergman
    "A world is collapsing before our eyes", tweeted the French ambassador to the United States, Gerard Araud, as it became clear that Donald Trump had won the US presidential election. Although he later apparently deleted the tweet, the sentiment expressed in his tweet encapsulates the attitude of the majority of the European political establishment. Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany's international broadcaster, described the reaction to Trump's victory across Germany's political spectrum as "shock and uncertainty." Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen described Trump's win as a "heavy shock." German Justice Minister Heiko Maas tweeted: "The world won't end, but things will...
  • Diversity is Offensive

    11/03/2016 10:11:24 AM PDT · by truthxchange · 16 replies
    www.truthXchange.com ^ | 11/3/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    truthXchange just finished a marvelous conference on the important issue of “Gay Christianity,” in which we thoughtfully examined the biblical content that informs our decisions about homosexual practice in relation to the Church. We also heard powerful testimonies from some who have lived and left the gay lifestyle. Very few Millennials attended. This is disconcerting, since 75% of them accept homosexuality as normative. A recently converted Millennial, who works for a student Christian ministry and attended the conference, observed that almost all Millennials (including Christians) resist controversial subjects. If Christian Millennials will not think or talk about this, the future...
  • A Public University Makes Students Choose Between Their First Amendment Rights And Graduation

    11/02/2016 7:15:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 2, 2016 | George Leef
    Just how desperately college and university administrators want to control what students say lest anyone take offense or feel “harassed” is revealed by a policy adopted at Iowa State University (ISU). ISU students are told that they must abide by the school’s policy against “harassment” of anyone in the university community. Students must complete a “training program” consisting of 118 slides online, covering the university’s non-harassment policies and procedures, and then pledge never to violate them. But what if a student thinks that the ISU policy goes way beyond preventing true harassment and amounts to an abridgement of his rights...
  • Facebook Repression of free Speech

    10/23/2016 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/16 | Diane Bederman
    I understand Pamela Geller is trying to sue Facebook. Count me in Employees at Facebook want to remove Trump posts under the rubric of hate speech, yet Jew hatred is permitted. These are the people who decide for all of us on Facebook what is and is not acceptable speech. I fear for the next generation. Raised on social media these people have given power to one man, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame, who has power over all speech all over the world. We are guilty of allowing this. We are guilty because we did not make room for competition....
  • Rights and Responsibilities Collide: Student Free Speech Bill Struggles

    10/20/2016 7:08:26 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/16/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A bipartisan bill that would expand the First Amendment rights of student journalists in public high schools and universities has been met with opposition from school administrators who say they must maintain editorial control over school-sponsored media. The legislation's prospects are questionable this late in the legislative season, even though the bill was advanced to the Senate floor and has support from civil liberties organizations and student journalist groups. Senate Bill 848, the "Student free press and civics readiness act," was introduced in March by Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge. The bill would prohibit school administrators from censoring school-sponsored publications...
  • All of RT's Accounts in the UK Blocked, Says Editor-in-Chief Simonyan

    10/17/2016 7:16:57 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | October 17, 2016
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The RT broadcaster's accounts have been blocked in the United Kingdom, Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan said Monday, suggesting that the move stifles free speech. "Our accounts in the UK have been closed. All Accounts. 'The decision is not subject to revision'. Long live freedom of speech!" Simonyan said in a Twitter post.
  • Leftist Press Lashes Out Against Our Free Speech Lawsuit

    10/10/2016 1:27:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 10, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Leftist publications and pundits are rubbing their hooves in glee at the Department of Justice’s response to our recent lawsuit challenging Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which 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. In order for us to sue Facebook (which is our intent), we first need to knock out this federal immunity statute, which prevents us from suing Facebook. Our lawsuit is therefore against the federal government. We knock out the immunity, and then we...
  • French Gvmt Announces Plan to Criminalize Websites Opposing Abortion

    10/09/2016 1:16:22 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 41 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | September 29, 2016 | Jeanne Smits
    September 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The French minister for Families, Childhood and Women’s Rights is celebrating the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion with a plan to gag a number of websites that “mislead” women into thinking they give complete and honest information on abortion. Laurence Rossignol unveiled plans to criminalize those sites that aim to dissuade women from obtaining a “voluntary interruption of pregnancy,” a procedure that is 100 percent state-funded in France during the first 12 weeks of gestation. Offenders will incur prison sentences of up to two years and fines up to 30,000...
  • FREE SPEECH CRACKDOWN: Europe tells British press NOT to reveal if terrorists are Muslims

    10/06/2016 6:51:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Oct. 6, 2016 | KATIE MANSFIELD
    MEDDLING Brussels has said the British press should not report when terrorists are Muslims in a slew of demands to the Government to crack down on the media.A report from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) found there was an increase in hate speech and racist violence in the UK from 2009 to March 2016. Blaming the press, ECRI Chair Christian Ahlund, said: “It is no coincidence that racist violence is on the rise in the UK at the same time as we see worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in the newspapers, online and even among...
  • University distributes seven-page speech guide

    10/04/2016 7:16:48 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2016 | Kate Hardiman
    tudent leaders of this year’s freshman orientation at James Madison University were given a list of 35 things they should avoid saying, including phrases such as “you have such a pretty face,” “love the sinner, hate the sin,” “we’re all part of the human race,” “I treat all people the same,” “it was only a joke,” “I never owned slaves,” and “people just need to pick themselves up by their bootstraps,” among other expressions. Those phrases and others on the list “widen the diversity gap” and do not “create a safe and inclusive environment,” according to the seven-page handout, a...
  • Extremist Imam Tests F.B.I. and the Limits of the Law

    09/30/2016 10:34:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 September 2016 | SCOTT SHANE and ADAM GOLDMAN
    For more than a decade, Suleiman Anwar Bengharsa has served as a Muslim cleric in Maryland, working as a prison chaplain and as an imam at mosques in Annapolis and outside Baltimore. He gave a two-week course in 2011 on Islamic teachings on marriage at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, where President Obama made a much-publicized visit this year. But in the last two years, Imam Bengharsa’s public pronouncements have taken a dark turn. On Facebook, he has openly endorsed the Islamic State, posted gruesome videos showing ISIS fighters beheading and burning alive their enemies and praised terrorist attacks overseas....
  • The Internet Takeover Is Happening

    09/30/2016 8:08:39 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 112 replies
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  • NJ High schooler Suspended for Anti-Gun Control Project

    09/30/2016 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies
    NJ2AS ^ | 09.28.16 | Alexander Roubian
    A Manville, NJ student was suspended and ordered to go under a psychological evaluation after it was found out he was doing an assignment arguing against gun control.Student Frank Harvey was doing a project for class that was on gun control, arguing against it, when he left his flash drive with the project on it in the school library. The flash drive was then found and handed over to the school administrators. After discovering the contents of the flash drive, which in the report included anti-gun control political cartoons and videos and reports of armed citizens defending themselves from criminals,...
  • Four states sue to try to stop transfer of Internet control, Soros-funded group says relax

    09/30/2016 9:05:01 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 32 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    “Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn have warned that transfer of U.S. control of ICANN will give China, Russia and Iran, whose governments censor websites and online commentary critical of their policies, more control over the internet.” Iran, and Saudi Arabia, and other entities who believe, in the words of Barack Obama (who has initiated this transfer), that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” But “New America is a Washington, D.C. think tank. Its fellow Danielle Kehl wrote in a New York Times column this week that the U.S. government’s ceding of...
  • FCC Commis. on Internet Oversight Switch: ‘If You Cherish Free Expression,’ ‘You Should Be Worried,’

    09/28/2016 5:57:38 PM PDT · by bushwon · 72 replies
    FULL TITLE FCC COMISSIONER ON INTERNET OVERSIGHT SWITCH "IF YOU CHERISH FREE EXPRESSION," "YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED" THIS IS "IRREVERSIBLE" HANNITY RADIO INTERVIEW ON WEBPAGE On Wednesday’s “Sean Hannity Show,” FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai (R) stated that the plan to “essentially give up the US oversight role…of the Internet” to ICANN is something that should worry anyone who cherishes “free expression, and free speech rights generally,” and could potentially cede oversight of the Internet to “foreign governments who might not share our values.” He further stated that such a move is “irreversible.” Pai said, “This proposal is to essentially give...
  • 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 · 14 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,...