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  • Chicago couple backs Trump, defies liberal bullies — now they’re going out of business

    03/19/2017 3:37:01 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 19, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    A Chicago couple is claiming its support for President Donald Trump has resulted in significant and continuous harassment from anti-Trump leftists, forcing the retail side of the business the couple owns in Chicago to shut down indefinitely. Suzzanne Monk and Alexander Duvel appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends” Sunday morning, during which the married couple explained they have been receiving numerous threats from people angry at Monk and Duvel for openly supporting Trump. “Well, I attended the [Trump] rally at the UIC Pavilion that got shut down, and while my husband was discussing that online, we actually drew...
  • New York Assemblyman Unveils Bill To Suppress Non-Government-Approved Free Speech

    03/17/2017 8:29:03 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | March 17, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    In a bill aimed at securing a "right to be forgotten," introduced by Assemblyman David I. Weprin and (as Senate Bill 4561 by state Sen. Tony Avella), liberal New York politicians would require people to remove ‘inaccurate,’ ‘irrelevant,’ ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive’ statements about others... Within 30 days of a ”request from an individual,” “all search engines and online speakers] shall remove … content about such individual, and links or indexes to any of the same, that is ‘inaccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’ or ‘excessive,’ ” “and without replacing such removed … content with any disclaimer [or] takedown notice.” “ ‘[I]naccurate’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘inadequate’,...
  • Google Now Demoting Baseless & Offensive Search Results

    03/16/2017 11:49:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    androidheadlines.com ^ | 03/15/2017 | Daniel Fuller
    The company is doing this by rolling out new guidelines for their content quality raters, a worldwide collection of around 10,000 independent contractors that Google hires to rate content yielded by its search engine regarding how well it fits a particular search. Google is now asking raters to do a better job of fact-checking search results and is introducing a new content tag called “Upsetting-Offensive.” The “Upsetting-Offensive” tag is to be used when raters believe a site is deliberately trying to push a negative viewpoint, promote hatred, or outright mislead users in a majorly upsetting way. ... [A] news article...
  • UW-L police dispatcher says she was fired over political speech(Supported Trump)

    03/15/2017 6:40:03 PM PDT · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 22 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 3/15/2017 | Nathan Hansen
    A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse police dispatcher claims she was fired for supporting Donald Trump. In a letter sent Tuesday to the UW System Board of Regents, Kimberly Dearman's lawyer, Lee Fehr of Onalaska, said his client had been fired for political speech in support of President Donald Trump's travel ban. Fehr's letter said the comments were spurred by an email UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow sent to faculty, students and staff rebuking the move by the president. Gow denied Dearman was fired for her politics. "I want to be very clear," Gow said. "We would never let someone go based...
  • UNDERCOVER VIDEO: Anti-Free Speech Group Crashed by Crowder (Me)!

    03/15/2017 4:50:56 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 23 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 03/15/2017 | Steven Crowder
    This is as Orwellian as anything I've ever seen. Went to South by Southwest and attended some of their activism panels. It was terrifying. We'll be exposing more of it in weeks to come.
  • Campus Disgrace: Will There Be Consequences for the Violent Middlebury Mob?

    03/07/2017 7:54:04 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/7/2017 | Guy Benson
    In a statement, Middlebury's president says that an independent investigation is underway to identify and sanction students who violated school policy and/or the law. Rightly stresses difference between peaceful, non-violent protest and hooliganism: Toward the end of the clip, a female professor tries to reason with the shrieking pack of hyenas, assuring them that she had prepared a litany of questions with which to challenge Murray during the Q&A session. She was shouted down. In the ensuring melee, as she helped escort Murray out of the secondary venue (the original lecture hall was abandoned due to loud and relentless interruptions),...
  • Christian street preachers arrested, fined for ‘challenging Muslims,’ ‘homophobia’

    03/03/2017 5:29:52 AM PST · by Petrosius · 32 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 2, 2017 | Steve Weatherbe
    BRISTOL, England, March 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A British magistrate has convicted two Christian street preachers of disorderly conduct and using “threatening and abusive words … likely to cause alarm.” Their crime: speaking about Christianity in a sometimes-hostile crowd that includes Muslims, and LGBT supporters. At the time of the preachers' arrest, the arresting officer chided one of the men, saying, "People were getting angry. You were challenging homophobia. You were challenging Muslims." The officer accused them of "anti-social behavior." While the judge dismissed charges against a third man, he convicted Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell on Tuesday. They face...
  • Cal State lecturer suspended for hitting College Republicans member

    02/27/2017 9:43:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 27, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    A faculty member at California State University, Fullerton has been suspended after striking a College Republicans member during a campus protest earlier this month. The altercation occurred Feb. 8 as pro-Palestine students and counter-protesters marched peacefully through campus. Anthropology part-time lecturer Eric Canin reportedly approached the group of counter-protesters — many of them being CSUF College Republicans members — and tried to rip a sign out of a student’s hand. Mr. Canin was accused of then striking another student who tried to step between them. The group’s president, Chris Boyle, said he witnessed the hit and proceeded to restrain Mr....
  • European Union Parliament moves to censor “offensive speech”

    02/27/2017 8:09:49 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 13 replies
    HotAir ^ | February 27, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This is a story which would never take place in the United States, at least not yet and not with the official permission of the government. The European Union has obviously become increasingly alarmed over trends in popular sentiment rippling through their member countries. This started with Brexit, but has more recently cropped up with the candidacies of Marie Le Pen and Geert Wilders. Clearly such rabble rousing is not to be tolerated in the largely socialist paradise so something had to be done. The solution? The EU has passed new rules which will allow them to cut the broadcast...
  • Senate Democrats blunt free speech

    02/26/2017 2:48:05 PM PST · by Mark · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 2/26/17 | Janet Nguyen
    FREE SPEECH Senate Democrats blunt free speech By Janet Nguyen When I spoke on the floor of the California state Senate on Thursday, little did I know that my efforts to provide my colleagues with a different historical perspective regarding former Sen. Tom Hayden would become a national news story. Two days earlier, the Senate honored Tom Hayden, who served in the Legislature but who also had a long history as an outspoken supporter of the communist North Vietnamese government during the Vietnam War. Some might ask why, over four decades after the war ended, there remains so much emotion...
  • Campus Leftists at UChicago say Free Speech Shouldn’t Apply Equally to Everyone

    02/18/2017 9:31:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 3:20 pm, February 16, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Students at the prestigious University of Chicago say that free speech should not apply equally to everyone. The students objected to the school’s Institute of Politics’ invitation to former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. They claim that allowing him to speak “normalizes bigotry” and provides a platform for fascism. Lewandowski did not join the White House staff but by many accounts remains an influential advisor to the president. The coalition of students from U of C Resists, Graduate Students United, Students Working Against Prisons, and UChicago Socialists claim that the school’s “commitment to free expression” doesn’t require the institution...
  • The student Left’s culture of intolerance is creating a new generation of conservatives

    02/17/2017 9:23:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/17/2017 | CHARLIE PETERS
    Student demands for censorship get a lot of coverage. Spiked Online’s Free Speech University Rankings, now in its third annual edition, argues that there is a “crisis of free speech on campus”. By analysing the censorious policies and actions that have taken place on British campuses, Spiked concluded that 63.5 per cent of universities actively censor speech and 30.5 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation. You can barely go a few days without encountering a new op-ed covering censorship on campus. Maajid Nawaz describes the students demanding censorship as members of the “regressive left”. Milo Yiannopoulos calls them “snowflakes”....
  • Free speech in Canada: The beginning of the end?

    02/12/2017 7:03:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/17 | Arthur Weinreb
    There is no way M-103 does not reflect the views of Trudeau, his caucus and other members of the House that Muslims deserve special treatment Motion M-103 is scheduled to come up for a vote on Feb. 16. While it is a non-binding motion that does not have the force of law, it could very well mark the beginning of the end of freedom of speech in Canada as we know it.
  • Our Commitment to Fighting Hate Speech [DISQUS]

    02/09/2017 11:14:35 AM PST · by Theo · 26 replies
    Disqus Blog ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Disqus
    Free speech is a fundamental part of the Disqus network. We power diverse discussions across millions of websites, reaching billions of readers. Our platform enables people from across the web and around the world to share, discuss, and debate issues and their beliefs. Whether or not we personally identify with everything posted on our network, we believe in the right to speak our minds and share our ideas. As a company, we encourage our team to speak their minds respectfully and promote diversity of thought. We are a team of varied backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. The diversity of our team...
  • 'Build That Wall' Social Media Video Launches Investigation at Saint John's University

    02/07/2017 6:26:47 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/7/17 | Rebecca Omastiak
    Local community members are reacting to a video circulating social media depicting possible Saint John's University students chanting, "Build that wall" on a bus. It's only a six-second video, but with more than 30,000 views it's caught the attention of nearly everyone on the campuses of St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict Rallies held Tuesday afternoon turned the discussion toward diversity, asking others to build bridges, rather than walls. Organizer Gladys Gutierrez said the rally was already being put together when the video surfaced. "The situation we are in, the political climate that we are in right...
  • Prosecute the Rioters

    02/05/2017 11:23:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 2/4/17 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    From time to time over the years, the eminent historian Daniel Pipes has lamented that treason, not just as a crime but as a concept, appears defunct in the West. The question of bringing treason charges against jihadists has been raised from time to time. Often its very asking proves Dr. Pipes’s point: Most radical Islamic terrorists are not American citizens; as to them, treason is not a cognizable offense because traitorous conduct is central to the crime. Even against American jihadists, a treason charge is of dubious usefulness. The 1996 overhaul of federal counterterrorism law codified crimes tailored to...
  • Lawmakers Haven't Protected Free Speech On Campus -- Here's How They Can

    02/05/2017 12:31:17 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 5, 2017 | George Leef
    Much as administrators and faculty may dislike it, the fact is that public colleges are subject to both the First Amendment and the state legislatures that fund them. Legislators shouldn’t micromanage the campuses, but they must set some basic rules. One of those rules should be that free speech and open inquiry will be protected. You might find it surprising that academics need to be told to protect free speech and inquiry, but American campuses have become increasingly intolerant of speech that conflicts with “progressive” orthodoxy. I have often written about the rules imposed by campus officials that run afoul...
  • ‘Refuse Fascism’ Group Behind Berkeley Riot Received $50k from George Soros

    02/05/2017 11:46:09 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/05/2017 | Charlie Nash
    One of the far-left “anti-fascist” groups behind last week’s riot in Berkeley, Refuse Fascism, received $50,000 from a group backed by socialist billionaire George Soros, according to the Daily Caller. The Alliance for Global Justice, which is funded by the George Soros-backed Tides Foundation, reportedly donated $50,000 to fund Refuse Fascism, which openly brags about using violence to shut down conservative and libertarian speech. {..snip..}
  • Anarchists who helped kill Occupy worry anti-Trump activists

    02/05/2017 10:39:21 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 64 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 4, 2017 | Kevin Fagan and Michael Bodley
    As Kathy Lipscomb watched TV newscasts of “black bloc” anarchists smashing windows at a UC Berkeley protest, the former organizer of Occupy demonstrations was obsessed by two thoughts. The first, she said, was: “Oh no, not again.” The second: “We can’t let them help ruin things this time.”
  • Milo Yiannopoulos is trying to convince colleges that hate speech is cool

    02/04/2017 7:49:00 AM PST · by Drew68 · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 02 Feb 17 | Dan Lieberman
    Sacramento, California (CNN)It's a recent Friday night in downtown Sacramento, and there's a man in a hotel lobby wearing a fur vest and sunglasses. He has a British accent. A line of college-age fans stretches out the door. They're waiting for autographs and selfies. Some are wearing "Make America Great Again" caps. "Milo I love you! Oh my god, thank you -- I love what you do," says one woman to the man in the fur vest. "Thank you for what you're doing," says another college student wearing a Donald Trump hat. The subject of their adulation is not a...
  • Masked UC Berkeley Rioter Exposed As A University Staff Member!

    <p>File this under the “Things I’m Not Shocked to See” category. As it turns out, one of the “antifa” attackers from the Milo Yiannpoulos event in California the other night has been identified. Not only that, he draws a paycheck from the UC Berkeley administration. Shocking, I know. Well, at least one thing is surprising: that he’s this fucking stupid.</p>
  • Amazon Shuttering IMBD Forums

    02/03/2017 9:54:45 AM PST · by Teflonic · 60 replies
    IMDb ^ | 2/2/2017
    IMDb Message Boards Announcement IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. As part of our ongoing effort to continually evaluate and enhance the customer experience on IMDb, we have decided to disable IMDb’s message boards on February 20, 2017. This includes the Private Message system. After in-depth discussion and examination, we have concluded that IMDb’s message boards are no longer providing a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of our more than 250 million monthly users worldwide. The decision to retire a long-standing feature was made only after careful consideration and...
  • Exclusive: Trump to focus counter-extremism program solely on Islam - sources

    02/02/2017 3:39:30 PM PST · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    reuters ^ | Feb 2, 2017 | Julia Edwards Ainsley, Dustin Volz and Kristina Cooke | WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO
    The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government program designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses solely on Islamist extremism, five people briefed on the matter told Reuters.The program, "Countering Violent Extremism," or CVE, would be changed to "Countering Islamic Extremism" or "Countering Radical Islamic Extremism," the sources said, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.
  • Trump to make radical Islam focus of Obama anti-extremism program: Report

    02/01/2017 5:29:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/1/17 | Victor Morton
    President Trump will reportedly make good on one of his major critiques of the Obama administration by refocusing the program “Countering Violent Extremism” to concentrate on radical Islam. Citing “five people briefed on the matter,” Reuters news agency reported Wednesday that the “CVE” program would be changed to “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism.” The program would no longer have as a priority target groups such as white supremacists, Reuters reported. Mr. Trump, and many other Republicans, frequently attacked the program as a politically-correct whitewash growing out of the Obama administration’s refusal to use any form of the...
  • King Trump

    02/02/2017 3:54:41 PM PST · by cvolkay · 46 replies
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  • Who Says Irony Is Dead?

    02/02/2017 5:40:07 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-2-2016 | MOTUS
    The Left’s latest target for shutting down what they consider “hate” speech - U C Berkeley, the infamous home of the 1960’s “free speech” movement. "Amid violence, destruction of property and out of concern for public safety, the University of California Police Department determined that it was necessary to remove Milo Yiannopoulos from the campus and to cancel tonight’s scheduled 8 p.m. performance. – Business Insider A shame, really: Starbucks windows smashed, Bank of America trashed, firebombs detonated in buildings, pyres ignited in the middle of streetsBut don’t worry, even though the administration shut down Milo’s event, the Protest Dance...
  • Yiannopoulos: ‘The Left is absolutely terrified of free speech’

    02/01/2017 10:13:15 PM PST · by grundle · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 1, 2017 | Trapper Byrne
    “I have been evacuated from the UC Berkeley campus after violent left-wing protestors tore down barricades lit fires, threw rocks and Roman candles at the windows and breached the ground floor of the building. My team and I are safe. But the event has been cancelled. I'll let you know more when the facts become clear. One thing we do know for sure: the Left is absolutely terrified of free speech and will do literally anything to shut it down.” In a subsequent interview with Fox News, Yiannopoulos said UC Berkeley is “a liberal campus. They hate libertarians or conservatives...
  • Violent Protests Erupt at UC-Berkeley Over Speech by Breitbart Editor

    02/01/2017 9:49:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | February 1, 2017
    Conservative activist and journalist Milo Yiannopoulos was forced to cancel a speaking engagement at the University of California-Berkeley Wednesday night after violent protests broke out, Trace Gallagher reported on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." The college's police department placed the campus on lockdown. (TWEETS-AT-LINK)Yiannopoulos, a Breitbart News editor, called into "Tucker Carlson Tonight," and told Carlson that college liberals have a "big free speech problem" and that they "hate any libertarian or conservative" viewpoint. He said that shortly after he arrived at the facility at which he was to speak, other people began arriving in black clothes and masks....
  • MILO [YIANNOPOULOS] Addresses The UC Berkeley Riots (VIDEO)

    02/01/2017 8:58:18 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 26 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 2/1/2017 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Short video statement from Milo Yiannopoulos about the rioting tonight on U.C. Berkeley campus.
  • Live On CNN - Violent Protests UC Berkeley For Milo Speech

    02/01/2017 6:35:31 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 140 replies
    CNN Live | February 1, 2017 | Pinkbell
    Milo's event was cancelled, and he is off the property. They have toppled barricades, smashed windows, a big fire, and are cheering and burning American flags. They are setting off firecrackers and fireworks. A tree caught on fire. They are of course protesting Trump and chanting, "No KKK, No Fascist USA, No Trump!" They have signs that say "Resist!" and "This is War!" The police asked them to leave, but they are sticking around, and the crowd is growing. They are cheering because they stopped Milo.
  • International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Inc. v. Lee

    01/30/2017 8:23:47 AM PST · by datricker · 16 replies
    Cornell University Law School ^ | June 26, 1992 | CHIEF JUSTICE REHNQUIST, JUSTICE SOUTER
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns and operates three major airports in the New York City area and controls certain terminal areas at the airports (hereinafter terminals), adopted a regulation forbidding, inter alia, the repetitive solicitation of money within the terminals. However, solicitation is permitted on the sidewalks outside the terminal buildings. Petitioner International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Inc., a not-for-profit religious corporation whose members, among other things, solicit funds in public places to support their movement, brought suit seeking declaratory and injunctive relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging that the regulation deprived them...
  • Student Sues College Over 'Social Justice' Activism Mandate

    01/23/2017 6:14:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 22, 2017 | George Leef
    American college campuses are becoming the main battleground for the First Amendment, usually because faculty or administrators don’t respect the free speech rights of students. In November I wrote about such a case at Iowa State. Another case showing the authoritarianism that increasingly characterizes the professoriate involves the master’s program in social work at Rhode Island College (RIC). A student who did not believe that lobbying the state legislature for “progressive” causes was properly a part of his education and suffered for it filed suit against the school in state court. This remarkable case started way back in 2004, when...
  • Fraudulent Protests and Paid Protestors Are Mocking Free Speech

    01/19/2017 7:23:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Katy Grimes
    Artificial protests around the country merely breed artificial outrage, which in turn provide the impetus for unnecessary laws written and passed in the name of social justice. This is how the Left propagates their agenda Across America media outlets are promoting various planned marches, rallies and “protests” for President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration tomorrow. Project Veritas this week exposed numerous radical groups organizing attacks, planning to incite violence, create transportation shut downs, and commit acts of domestic terrorism during the Deplorable tonight, as well as the Presidential Inauguration tomorrow. In 2015, I did a series of articles exposing paid protestors...
  • The campus left needs to stop whining

    01/17/2017 12:19:49 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    If ignorance is bliss, progressive kids at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are among the most blissful when it comes to the ABCs of free speech. The Student Coalition for Progress recently petitioned to have the campus Young Americans for Freedom chapter deemed a hate group and its members subjected to “intensive diversity training.” YAF, for the record, is largely a Reaganite bunch. But apparently spreading love of free markets and other conservative ideas creates “a hostile environment on campus.” Triggering the whiners was a visit from conservative columnist Ben Shapiro, who spoke about how “safe spaces” limit free speech —...
  • ‘You guys’ stoppit!

    01/16/2017 4:30:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/17 | Klaus Rohrich
    A small hop, skip and jump to homophobia, Islamophobia, trans-phobia and all the gazillion other ‘phobias’ that are becoming socially unacceptable The restrictions on free speech in today’s universities are nothing less than the attempt to take control of language to prevent the free exchange and discussion of ideas. It all starts innocuously enough; who doesn’t want to end racism? And if the use of certain pejoratives becomes socially unacceptable, then let’s all pitch in! However, the progressive mind is never satisfied unless it is able to impose its will on everyone else.
  • The Slants will finally have their day in court

    01/14/2017 9:49:21 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 1/14/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the trademark denial case of The Slants, a band which is far more famous for their ostensibly offensive name than any of their hits on the Billboard charts. (If you read the linked article you will learn that The Slants have gained the coveted endorsement of Dykes on Bikes.) This case has been brewing for a while and potentially has a direct impact on the Washington Redskins team name debate because both involve the approval of trademarked names by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Slants were turned down...
  • YouTube removes influential conservative website's channel

    01/13/2017 1:25:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/13/17 | James Rodgers
    The YouTube channel of influential conservative politics and law website Legal Insurrection has been removed by the video sharing service, citing copyright infringement claims. “This account has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted,” explains YouTube, in a notice posted to channel’s page. Legal Insurrection founder and publisher and Cornell University Law Professor William Jacobson voiced his anger and astonishment at the channel’s removal. “It’s very frustrating, it’s very scary, to have 8 years of content removed without a chance to defend yourself,” he told FoxNews.com.
  • Germany warns Facebook over hateful posts, igniting free speech debate

    01/05/2017 5:23:21 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 29 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Don Snyder
    Germany is taking on Facebook, threatening criminal action against the world’s biggest social media company if it doesn’t stem the swelling tide of racist postings. Entries such as “gas the Jews” are examples of the repugnant postings... , said ... spokesman for the German Ministry of Justice. “Facebook doesn’t [react] unless they get complaints, or don’t remove it fast enough,”... “...is not just racist comment, it is a violation of Germany’s criminal code,” he said. “Facebook can be held criminally liable for users’ illegal hate speech.” German law prohibits speech that denies the Holocaust, disparages minorities, or insults public figures....
  • Orwellian "Harassment" Policies Threaten Free Speech

    01/02/2017 5:47:08 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 13 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | January 2, 2017
    One of the most common arguments in favor of school district transgender "non-discrimination" policies is that such policies prevent "bullying" and "harassment." But what is bullying and harassment? Definitions are often so broad and all-encompassing that people end up being severely penalized for "harassment" when all they did was speak their mind. Real-life examples of how "harassment" is really an excuse for censorship are abundant. In Massachusetts, a renowned urologist was fired by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center because he sent emails to hospital officials expressing concerns about the hospital's "aggressive promotion of and involvement in LGBT activities ... and...
  • Angela Merkel: Russia's Next Target [NYT & Die Ziet conspire to shield Merkel]

    01/02/2017 8:17:29 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 1, 2017 | Jochen Bittner-political editor Die Zeit
    It’s no surprise that Russia met President Obama’s expulsion of its diplomats, ..., with a collective shrug. Moscow seems content to let the clock run out, knowing ... Obama will be replaced by an admirer in the White House and an old friend in the State Department. ...For the foreseeable future, the US can hardly serve as Russia’s preferred enemy of the state. [Angela Merkel] The German chancellor is a perfect target.-snip- ... Ms. Merkel has been the most consequential voice for punishing Russia....she welcomed a million refugees into Germany, and pushed the rest of Europe to do the same...
  • It's time to bring back Ideological exclusion

    01/02/2017 8:03:08 AM PST · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Back from vacation for the holidays and New Years, I've been watching some videos by Pastor Mark Dice from California, he has been doing fake petitions in universities and in Oceanside Beach which is located north of San Diego. These petitions include banning guns and having registered gun owners put in prisons or concentration camps. Also there are petitions making post birth abortions legal, making incest legal, making Karl Marx a candidate for the Democratic party or mandatory euthanasia for the elderly. The majority of of the signers are young naive liberals and marxists of course and your typical California...
  • Europe: Illegal to Criticize Islam [Migration policy-It's off-limits & criminally prosecutable]

    12/28/2016 10:20:18 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 73 replies
    Gatestone Institute.org ^ | December 12, 2016 | Judith Bergman
    Go to the source for examples of persecution within European countries. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9525/europe-illegal-criticize-islam Here's a summary: First, understand that prosecuting and sanctioning people who criticize Islam has become more common in Europe. This explains the seemingly pitiful willingness of the Europeans to silently watch their countries fill with muslim refugee-settlers. They are now prosecuted for free speech. The "cutting out the tongue" or "imprisonment" policies for criticism of islam was once restricted to only sharia law -Muslim countries where it is 100% forbidden. Now the European courts are submitting to islam and taking cues from sharia law. European governments are deliberately...
  • Skowhegan propane dealer with anti-Trump message not licensed to sell fuel

    12/21/2016 4:56:23 PM PST · by blueyon · 53 replies
    centralmaine.com ^ | 12/21/16 | Colin Ellis
    Michael Turner, who said he would not sell fuel to anyone who voted for President-elect Donald Trump, has not been licensed since 2012. SKOWHEGAN — A local propane dealer who said in a recent message that he won’t sell to anyone who voted for President-elect Donald Trump has been delivering and dispensing gas without a state license for at least two years, state officials said this week. Michael Turner, who operates of Turner LP Gas Service on Canaan Road, left a message for would-be customers on his company’s voice mail, saying “If you voted for Donald Trump for president, I...
  • College Officials Tell Students: You May Speak Freely As Long As It's Within Our (Tiny) Speech Zone

    12/15/2016 8:52:39 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 15, 2016 | George Leef
    Hostility to free speech has become a salient characteristic of American college campuses. Speech codes that make it dangerous for students (or anyone else) to say things that might be regarded as offensive or “harassing” are all too common -- even though the codes have been found to violate the First Amendment when challenged in court. Another means of limiting free speech that college officials have used is the “free speech zone” tactic. That allows them to claim that they aren’t against students exercising their First Amendment rights, but are merely imposing a “reasonable” regulation on them. Policies limiting free...
  • Convicting Geert Wilders of “speaking” seems to have backfired (His Popularity Soars)

    12/12/2016 7:28:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/12/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We talked last week about the disturbing instance of Dutch Freedom Party leader and elected representative Geert Wilders being convicted in court of … talking. Wilders was convicted of “hate speech” for participating in a rally where supporters were chanting about wanting “fewer” Moroccans in the country. At the time, the court didn’t impose any sort of jail term or fine on the politician, saying that, the conviction was punishment enough. While they didn’t provide an explicit description, it was obvious that they felt that being convicted would disgrace Wilders in the eyes of the public and they could...
  • Theatre Under Fire for Decision to Cancel Screening of MRA Doc The Red Pill

    12/09/2016 9:22:36 AM PST · by dccomix · 15 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | December 3, 2016 | Susana Mas
    The Mayfair movie theatre is defending its decision to cancel a private screening of The Red Pill, a documentary about men’s rights activists, following complaints from its sponsors. The Red Pill was made by Cassie Jaye, a self-described feminist and award-winning documentary filmmaker, who critics say takes a surprising and mostly sympathetic look at men’s rights activists whom many have described as nothing more than woman-bashers.
  • On Trial, Geert Wilders Fights His Freedom of Speech Being Portrayed As “Hate Speech”

    12/09/2016 8:15:10 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 13 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | 12/9/2016 | Pamela Williams
    "It seems citizens of the world are facing a government onslaught of attacks on freedom of speech. Right now in the United States many are fearing the threat to our freedom of speech on the Internet. Many Alternative Media websites are being mocked as “fake news”. In Amsterdam populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders is being accused of “hate speech”. Speaking at the end of his trial he branded it as a politically motivated “charade” that endangered freedom of speech."
  • Corporate Giants From Silicon Valley Come Together To Silence Free Speech On The Internet

    12/08/2016 7:39:08 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 36 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | 12/8/2016 | Pamela Williams
    "I don’t know how to begin to write about what I consider to be a turning point on the restriction of free speech on our precious Internet. I just discovered that YouTube has censored some videos of one of the best citizen journalists on the Net: David Seaman. He is one of the most reputable and honorable journalists on YouTube…I will mourn the loss of his material and the assault on our First Amendment Rights. So be it…God is in control, and He will guide those of us who trust Him..."
  • The EU is Demanding That American Tech Giants Crack Down On Hate Speech

    12/05/2016 6:03:49 AM PST · by dubyagee · 49 replies
    businessinsider.fr ^ | 12-5-16 | Rob Price and Reuters
    Facebook, Twitter, Google's YouTube and Microsoft must act faster to tackle online hate speech or they will face laws forcing them to do so, the European Commission said on Sunday. .... This included removing or disabling access to the content if necessary, better cooperation with civil society organizations and the promotion of "counter-narratives" to hate speech.
  • 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...