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  • Twitter Launches 'Birdwatch', a Liberal 'Fact Checking' Feature Designed to 'Combat Misinformation' But is Actually Meant to Silence Christians & Conservatives

    01/26/2021 8:51:04 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies
    nteb ^ | 1/25/21 | Geoffrey Grider
    Twitter unveiled a feature called Birdwatch on Monday meant to bolster its efforts to combat misinformation and disinformation by tapping users in a fashion similar to Wikipedia to flag potentially misleading tweets. Not content with their silencing and censoring the views and opinions of people like Donald Trump, Twitter now turns to the Twitterverse to enlist them to do their dirty work for them. Censorship will become a group effort, where no opinion will be allowed except for the opinion of the group. This is exactly what George Orwell warned would happen one day in America, that day is now...
  • ‘Free Speech for Me, but Not for Thee’

    01/26/2021 4:51:47 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/26/2021 | Rich Lowry
    The American media — long stalwart defenders of the First Amendment — are now having second thoughts. For decades, it was a commonplace sentiment among journalists that freedom of the press was one of the glories of our system. It helped to make the government accountable and to air diverse points of view — even unpopular ones — to be tested in the marketplace of ideas
  • Post Ends "Fact-Checking" Program [semi-satire]

    01/22/2021 7:57:16 PM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 January 2021 | John Semmens
    The Washington Post announced that it is ending its "fact-checking" program. Glenn Kessler, an editor and chief fact-checker cited "the lack of need for such a program under the new administration." "During the four years Trump was president there were more than 30,000 instances where he made misleading or false statements that cried out for corrections by our staff," Kessler asserted. "During this same time span there wasn't a single instance in which a statement by Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, or any other prominent Democrat was found to be untrue. The elevation of Sen. Charles Schumer, a man...
  • Preventing a Second Civil War

    01/22/2021 5:20:05 PM PST · by rmlew · 62 replies
    NYCRight ^ | January 19, 2021 | rmlew
    Over the last two weeks, since Congress met to count the votes from the Electoral College, America has raced down the path of civil war. We all hoped that politicians, Facebook, other social media, online media, and the Old Media would try to calm things down. Instead, they have all taken self-serving actions that have worsened the current situation. We have reached a stage where the political climate in American looks like something out of a piece of dystopian fiction or the start of a civil war. As I write this, there are 26,000 National Guards soldiers occupying and defending...
  • Vanity - Facebook being Facebook - taking fees out of a veteran's donation - Vanity

    01/21/2021 7:03:10 PM PST · by ro_dreaming · 5 replies
    Vanity ^ | 21 / Jan / 2021 | Me
    If anyone is looking to help my friend out, do NOT use Facebook. Here's why: Facebook - you're on my mind. You are a LEECH. A SCUM SUCKER. I, a disabled Navy veteran, donated to a classmate, friend, and fellow veterans benefit for his medical care. YOU, FACEBOOK, took a "fee" out of that donation. So, my donation wasn't a donation, it was a money making opportunity for you. I will be calling my financial institution at 12 Noon on 22 / Jan / 2021 (TOMORRROW) and refuting the charge if you do not either reverse the fee, or cancel...
  • down, up

    01/21/2021 11:19:52 AM PST · by cmj328 · 21 replies
    For a while, redirected to But now is down. remains up. Explanation at the new site.
  • F-35A Stealth Fighter: The Backbone Of The U.S. Air Force

    01/21/2021 9:50:00 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 27 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/21/2021 | Peter Suicu
    In August 2020 the United States Air Force was set to receive its 250th Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, and with that milestone, the fifth-generation multirole stealth warplane became the third-largest fighter fleet in the service’s fleet. That number also accounted for nearly half of the total F-35s of all variants delivered worldwide to that point. The Air Force’s program of record is to purchase and acquire a total of 1,763 F-35As – and 48 of the advanced aircraft have been requested in each of the last three budgets, while Congress has also increased the purchase in recent funding cycles.
  • PDF file download blocked - HELP!!!

    01/21/2021 9:09:56 AM PST · by newfreep · 29 replies
    I'm unable to download PDF files of high-end audio reviews of the designer/manufacturer. The error message (embedded in the file name) includes: /upload/blocknull/ The website for the product reviews: A typical PDF download link:
  • The Dystopian Hellscape Of Online Learning

    01/20/2021 6:43:04 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 13 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 1/20/2021 | Will Collins
    In Look to Windward, a science fiction novel from the late Scottish author Iain M. Banks, perfectly clear video and audio can be instantaneously transmitted across vast interstellar distances, yet people still vie to be physically present at a concert. This is something to consider the next time your local school board assures you that the classroom experience can be recreated on Zoom. Last spring, the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic forced schools across the country to adopt “online learning,” a euphemism for teachers yelling impotently at the disembodied heads of 20 students on a flickering video screen. The...
  • Join the National Inauguration Day Ceremony Boycott: From 12:00 Noon until 1:00 pm

    01/20/2021 6:42:36 AM PST · by Perseverando · 60 replies
    January 20, 2021 | Anonymous
    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are scheduled to take their oaths of office on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 12:00 noon.Americans are asked to:SHUT OFFtheir televisions, radios, cell phones, computers, social media and streaming devicesFrom 12:00 NOON until 1:00 pmas a protest to the fraudulent and corrupt election of November, 2020 and to show the news media our contempt for the way that they slandered and defamed the outgoing administration of President Donald Trump.Join the boycottPlease Share
  • WATCH: Apple CEO Tim Cook Accidentally Reveals Collusion Between Big Tech Companies To Censor Free Speech

    01/19/2021 6:57:13 AM PST · by A.M. Smith · 22 replies
    Apple’s CEO Tim Cook took his mask all the way off this weekend when he was talking about removing Parler from the app store from existence through a coordinated monopolistic collusion with other tech giants over supposed incitement concerns. He also gave away the overall game. He said they don’t “consider” the parts of Parler they don’t like to be “free speech.” And then, without realizing it, revealed the reason for, and method of, collusion between the tech giants. It was the “incitement” talk that foreshadowed Cook’s Sunday commentary. See, as we’ve been saying in our ongoing tracking of the...
  • [Vanity] Your favorite virtue-signaling memes

    01/18/2021 3:03:04 PM PST · by NobleFree · 28 replies
    Jan 18, 2021 | self
    I recently identified a potential need for a meme mocking virtue signaling. I found one l like, shown in the first comment; please share yours.
  • The Problem With Technosolutionism

    01/18/2021 8:12:44 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 3 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 1/15/2021 | Micah Mattix
    In The Hedgehog Review, Christine Rosen writes about technosolutionism. If the pandemic has made evident the precarious nature of the global economy (it could briefly be brought to a standstill by a single “bug”), it also showed how advanced our technology had become. We immediately found ourselves on Zoom, or other conferencing platforms, doing business, teaching class, or chatting with family and friends we were otherwise used to seeing regularly. The pandemic hit less than a year ago, and we already have not one but several vaccines. It is astounding. Yet, there are dangers, Rosen argues:
  • VANITY--Alternates to Google Voice

    01/18/2021 5:42:46 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 18 replies
    Currently using Google Voice for my husband's micro business with an obihai box over IP. Wondering it that number is portable to a different service? Just looking at my pi-hole's query logs shows lots of google activity. No longer trust Google voice not to boot us off aka in Parleresque, Amazonian fashion. Any advice? Thanks in advance.
  • Parler’s Website Back Online With a Message From Its CEO

    01/17/2021 3:29:50 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 27 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 1/17/2021 | Jack Philips
    Parler’s website suddenly appeared online Sunday with a message from its CEO, John Matze, who said, “Hello world, is this thing on?” The message suggests Parler was able to find another hosting service, coming about a week after Amazon Web Services booted the social media website from its services, taking the site down. It came as Parler—billed as a “free speech” platform—was seeing an unprecedented surge in users as prominent conservatives, among others, were being banned from Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms.
  • AOC Calls for Ministry of Truth [semi-satire]

    01/17/2021 10:01:19 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Jan 2021 | John Semmens
    Concerned that “free speech can be abused by enemies of the Biden Administration to undermine its policies and programs,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is calling for “the creation of a commission or some similar agency to rein in media who deviate from the truth.” While the United States has relied on the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech for the last 230 years to prevent the government from censoring criticism of itself, Ocasio-Cortez contends that “the anarchy allowed by our Constitution is not up to the task of shepherding the American people toward the democratic socialism voters just endorsed...
  • Trump’s Silenced Majority – The Voiceless, Voteless, And Canceled Governed No Longer Consent

    01/17/2021 10:00:14 AM PST · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | January 16, 2021 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Trump’s Silenced Majority – The Voiceless, Voteless, And Canceled Governed No Longer Consent Posted on January 16, 2021 by TMH By: Daniel John Sobieski The violent storming of the Capitol cannot be condoned but it must be explained as so many posturing Trump critics and haters are unwilling to do. Just what do you expect will happen when 75 million Americans are told their votes don’t matter and can be stolen without consequence or concern, that their voices don’t matter and can be silenced at will and that now they must be punished for supporting the candidate of their choice...
  • Did Twitter Or Facebook Censor Your Content? You Might Be Able To Sue In One State.

    01/17/2021 6:53:48 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 12 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 1/17/2021 | Harry Kazianis
    After social media tech giants Twitter and Facebook made the move to block the President of the United States, and purge and censor tens of thousands of users across the U.S., at least some Republican lawmakers are ready to take action on a state-level. New legislation is being crafted that would allow individual users to sue social media over certain restrictions.
  • Parler CEO John Matze, Family Forced Into Hiding Due to Death Threats, Security Breaches: Filing

    01/16/2021 12:35:56 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 23 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 1/16/2021 | Zachary Stieber
    Parler’s CEO has gone into hiding with his family after receiving death threats, according to a new court filing. CEO John Matze “has had to leave his home and go into hiding with his family after receiving death threats and invasive personal security breaches,” the filing in Parler v. Amazon states.
  • Signed up with GAB and trying to select the correct persons to follow

    01/15/2021 1:18:23 PM PST · by bluescape · 59 replies
    As with Parler, which I feel sure is coming back soon, there are many false pseudo personalities to follow that one can mistakenly click. Anyone have the true name for President Trump, if he's there yet, and Steve Bannon's war room, or Steve Bannon. Dan Bongino was one I followed on Parler. Really any reliable voices that translate the truth about media propaganda. Mark Levin. Like I say. Just their names isn't enough. One has to know their official identity on the site to follow the right one.