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  • FEC Commissioner Uses Russian Meddling As Excuse To Restrict Internet Speech

    10/12/2017 2:33:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | David Warrington
    Anti-free speech liberals have long sought to regulate and restrict Americans’ freedom of speech on the Internet. Now, their longtime champion, FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, has found her latest excuse to restrict American citizens’ free speech on their own websites, blogs, YouTube, and social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Speaking about Russian meddling in the last election at a recent meeting of the FEC (at minute 10:55), Weintraub stated: If you’re interested I’m happy to talk about it but I’m not here proposing that we reopen the entire Internet rulemaking from 2006. I think that’s something we might want...
  • Trump’s plan to make voters older, wealthier and whiter

    07/13/2017 7:34:59 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 33 replies
    Reuters Commentary ^ | 7-12-2017 | Scott Lemieux
    (snip) Many Republicans legislators are insulated from even the fiercest political backlash because the political playing field is tilted strongly towards the GOP side. Now the White House is about to make it even more so with a scheme to shrink the electorate and skew it towards the GOP. In late June, the Trump administration announced a series of measures to constrict the body politic, making it older, whiter, and wealthier - and therefore more Republican. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is asking for detailed state data about voters. There already is evidence that merely asking for the data is stopping...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Obama on voter suppression: The truth is, if you really want to vote, you can vote

    11/07/2016 6:13:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 7, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Skip to 3:50 below for the key bit. Good lord. He’s about as far off-script from the usual Democratic message as you can get. After all the Democrats' concern about voter suppression, this is an interesting response from Obama to Al Sharpton in a new interview pic.twitter.com/9qrJ3riT6a— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) November 4, 2016 I assume the left will walk this back after the election by claiming that O deliberately underplayed the impact of voter-ID laws and fewer early-voting hours in order to boost morale among minority voters. If he had complained loudly here about “voter suppression,” it might have backfired...
  • (vanity) Dems Urging Women to Not Vote in Florida

    10/07/2016 11:29:15 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    VANITY
    This is a mailer from the Florida Democratic Party. Target seems to be white middle and middle upper women. Text is Trump is so bad, doesn't matter who you vote for, but don't vote for Trump. Or, the subtext, don't vote at all. "You're husband says it's just bluster..." Let your husband go vote, but don't you do it! Targeting white women. Imagine the uproar if this were a working class African-American talking about three strikes saying they shouldn't support anyone at all. "My brother is in jail for the rest of her life for what her husband did to...
  • Police State: No to Protection, Yes to Suppression

    01/14/2016 7:50:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/14/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    At what point in history did these people come to the conclusion that failing to give aid and comfort to the enemy should be a criminal offense? The United States Supreme Court has ruled a number of times that law enforcement cannot protect you. They are there to take a report after a crime is committed. Reality suggests that the police are unable to protect you without compromising your freedom as an individual. To “anticipate” crime and arrest based on a condition of anticipation, before any crime is actually committed, would be to dwell in the realm of Orwellian government...
  • Animus Delendi Against the Franciscans of the Immaculate Continues

    11/07/2015 7:57:42 AM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | Saturday November 7, 2015 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Rome) The battle against the Franciscans of the Immaculata continues. Hardly had Pope Francis mounted the throne of Peter, than the opponents of the traditional rite in the Order felt themselves strong enough, with his agreement, to place the once thriving men's branch of the order under a provisional administration. The women's branch "only" received an apostolic delegate as an overseer, but was still drawn in sympathy with the men's Order because of its close spiritual and institutional connectedness. With a confidential decree of 19. October 2015, the Roman Congregation for Religious reinforced its resolve to proceed further against the...
  • La. State Sen. Guillory: 'Black People Are Being Used By Limousine Liberals'

    10/31/2014 8:18:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Fox News
    Republican Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory was on “The Kelly File” tonight to discuss his controversial new ad, in which he calls on black voters to “send Kay Hagan home.” In the ad, he says, "You see, black people are just being used by limousine liberals who have become our new overseers. We've only traded one plantation for another. You are not Kay Hagan's cause and you're certainly not her charity. You are just a vote. She has stepped off your backs to fame and fortune and left you behind on food stamps, deprived of the American dream." Tonight, he...
  • Google removes press links after EU ruling

    07/04/2014 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07/04/2014 @ 09:26 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Google has removed over 70,000 Internet links, amid accusations it is trying to promote critical reactions to a EU court ruling by targeting major media outlets. The US firm on Thursday (3 July) said it was getting around 1,000 “right to be forgotten” requests a day. The EU court in Luxembourg in May ruled the search giant should delete links on searches done on the basis of a person’s name if found “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.” …
  • Fit mom Maria Kang banned from Facebook over obesity comments

    "The popular and unrelenting support received to those who are borderline obese (not just 30 to 40 lbs overweight) frustrates me as a fitness advocate who intimately understands how poor health negatively effects a family, a community and a nation," Kang wrote, according to News 10. According to Kang, her post was taken down within three hours of going viral. Facebook then shut down her account, saying her words constituted “hate speech.”
  • Twitter keeps suspending account critical of Obamacare

    11/05/2013 3:12:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/4/13 | Charles C Johnson
    Twitter has repeatedly suspended an account critical of the Affordable Care Act. The account, @mycancellation, was just getting started when Twitter suspended it—twice—before reinstating the account late Saturday night. The purpose of @mycancellation or mycancellation.com was to allow some of the millions of Americans who are losing their health insurance to post pictures of themselves with their cancellation letters. “Help us show Washington the faces who lost what they liked,” the account asked. “ObamaCare canceled your health insurance. Now, send us your letter,” the tagline for the website advertised.
  • Top Dem: Colorado losses due to ´voter suppression, pure and simple´

    09/11/2013 7:06:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Successful recall elections Tuesday of two Democratic state senators in Colorado were because of “voter suppression, pure and simple,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Wednesday. Wasserman Schultz blamed lawsuits filed by opponents of gun control to prevent voters from mailing in ballots, the late announcement of polling locations, and “efforts by the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right wing groups who know that when more people vote, Democrats win.” “The recall elections in Colorado were defined by the vast array of obstacles that special interests threw in the way of voters for the purpose of reversing
  • New Yorkers May Continue Drinking Enormous Sodas For Now

    07/30/2013 12:14:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 7/30/2013 | Dan Amira
    Mayor Bloomberg's attempt to prohibit certain large sugary drinks from being sold by certain city purveyors was dealt a blow this morning when an appellate court upheld a previous decision — by a judge named Milton Tingling, you may recall — striking down the ban. Both Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley had said in May they were "confident" that Tingling's ruling would be overturned. The case can still be appealed to the Court of Appeals, the state's highest court. DaIn a unanimous decision, the court declared today that the ban "violated the state principle of separation of powers," Reuters...
  • I Support Lt. Col. Dooley

    06/06/2013 11:52:09 AM PDT · by PatriotCause · 5 replies
    Unknown | June 06, 2013 | Unknown
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/936215_481343335281236_1885909025_n.jpg Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University. He had 19 years of service and experience, and was considered one of the most highly qualified military instructors on Radical Islam & Terrorism. He taught military students about the situations they would encounter, how to react, about Islamic culture, traditions, and explained the mindset of Islamic extremists. Passing down first hand knowledge and experience, and teaching courses that were suggested (and approved) by the the Joint Forces Staff College. The course "Perspectives...
  • How much news has the Obama administration successfully suppressed?

    05/21/2013 8:22:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/21/2013 | Philip Klein
    On the heels of news that the Obama administration Department of Justice was spying on reporters at the Associated Press, Monday brought the startling disclosure by the Washington Post that the DOJ had also targeted Fox reporter James Rosen for surveillance in an effort to plug up leaks. Additionally, the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza obtained the full application for a search warrant of Rosen’s personal email account, in which the DOJ accused him of being “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator.” As Lizza put it, “Rosen was not charged with any crime, but it is unprecedented for the government, in...
  • Obama’s scrub of Muslim terms under question; common links in attacks

    04/26/2013 3:29:21 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2013 | Rowan Scarborough
    The White House issued an edict to scrub all law enforcement, intelligence and military teachings on Islam. The FBI ended up discarding pages of information that warned about the threat from the Brotherhood.... “There is no strategy in the FBI,” he told The Times. “At FBI headquarters, it is a daily fire drill. The threats come in, and they run around to deal with them and run them down. But because none of it can have anything to do with the Muslim Brotherhood’s movement in the U.S. or Islam, they never address the root cause and common investigative realities.”
  • International monitors at US polling spots draw criticism from voter fraud groups

    10/22/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    the hill ^ | 10/20/2012 | a bolton
    United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent conservative-leaning group combating election fraud. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a United Nations partner on democratization and human rights projects, will deploy 44 observers from its human rights office around the country on Election Day to monitor an array of activities, including potential disputes at polling places. It's part of a...
  • Obama To Soldiers Overseas: No Voting For You!

    09/08/2012 8:27:21 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 8, 2012
    Military: The administration thanks the troops for their service by failing to comply with a law requiring that it help soldiers deployed overseas cast ballots in their home states. The administration has taken various states to court to block voter ID laws on the grounds it will disenfranchise voters. But it has no qualms about the disenfranchisement of military voters overseas through its failure to comply with and enforce the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, passed by Congress in 2009 and signed into law by President Barack Obama. The law acknowledges the difficulties caused by time and distance...
  • Obama Supporter Suggests Anti-Mormon Whisper Campaign

    08/25/2012 12:50:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 23, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    When the Obama campaign released its much-anticipated Dashboard platform last May, it was touted as a potentially revolutionary organizing tool that would connect supporters, and merge online activism with real-life grassroots campaigning. It can also be used as a platform to launch whispering campaigns, as one user proved this week. On Monday, a "team member" named Laurence De Palma, who lists his location as East Nashville, presented volunteers with some talking points to convince Southern Christian voters they shouldn't vote for a Mormon. The message was available under "Resources" and tagged "persuasion." "I'm thinking that even though we don't LIKE...