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  • 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 · 56 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.
  • Area 51 is All About Stealth Fighters, Not Aliens

    01/15/2021 1:06:31 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 55 replies
    National Interest ^ | 1/15/2021 | Sebastian Roblin
    Here's What You Need To Remember: Though the Pentagon admitted to the existence of a stealth jet in 1983, the secrecy surrounding the F-117 was so effective that the public never had any inkling of the Nighthawk’s true appearance, nor even its designation (widely believed to be the “F-19”) until was finally unveiled in 1988.
  • Why Conservatives Are Being Blacklisted

    01/15/2021 6:20:33 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 26 replies
    National Interest ^ | 1/15/2021 | Rachel Bucchino
    Aspecter is haunting conservatism—the specter of a Progressive blacklist that seeks to expunge the Right. A string of President Donald Trump’s online accounts blocked or restricted his access following the deadly U.S. Capitol siege last week because of escalated fears that he may incite additional insurrection—what conservatives are calling the “progressive purge.” Since last Wednesday’s turmoil at the U.S. Capitol, Twitter has booted Trump from its platform, Facebook and YouTube suspended the president, and any Right-leaning Twitter accounts who championed a pro-Trump stance have either seen a drastic decrease in followers or have been kicked off the platform. Cautions about...
  • Red-State Scare: The Blacklist Arrives

    01/15/2021 5:20:55 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 7 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 1/14/2021 | Rod Dreher
    If you’re not part of Twitter, and media Twitter at that, you will be blessedly ignorant of a HUGE controversy today. The political news and commentary website Politico asked conservative commentator Ben Shapiro to guest-edit today’s edition of its morning Playbook feature. Shapiro is completely within the conservative mainstream, but that did not stop the Politico staff from freaking out. Erik Wemple is the Washington Post media columnist:
  • MIT Professor Who Received $19M in Federal Grants Arrested for Concealing Ties to China

    01/14/2021 1:06:05 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/14/2021 | Brittany Bernstein
    A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and researcher who has received almost $20 million from the Department of Energy was arrested Thursday after he allegedly failed to disclose ties to the People’s Republic of China. Mechanical engineering professor Gang Chen faces charges of wire fraud, failing to file a foreign bank account report, and making a false statement in a tax return, the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston revealed Thursday.
  • After Parler Ban, Rein in Big Tech Now or Cease Being Free Citizens

    01/14/2021 7:04:06 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 22 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/12/2021 | Rachel Bovard
    In the wake of the protests and tragic violence at the United States Capitol last Wednesday, Parler, the popular alternative to Twitter, is facing an unprecedented crackdown from its competitors. In the span of 48 hours, both Apple and Google announced they would be removing the app from their smartphone app stores. Shortly thereafter, Amazon Web Services announced it would stop hosting Parler, thus also wiping out its web component.
  • Parler’s Loss Has Been Signal’s Gain in App Store Rankings

    01/13/2021 11:18:24 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 13 replies
    National Interest ^ | 1/13/2021 | Stephen SIlver
    Parler, the alternative social network that has been accused of hosting many of the discussions related to last Wednesday’s Capitol insurrection, is currently offline after it was removed from Apple and Google’s app stores, and also had its web hosting pulled by Amazon Web Services.
  • Virginia Citizens Defense League's (VCDL) VA-ALERTS blocked by Mailchimp on 1/12/21

    01/13/2021 8:13:19 AM PST · by Perseverando
    Virginia Citizens Defense League | January 13, 2021 | Vanity
    ***NOTE: Mailchimp has just blocked VCDL from putting out VA-ALERTS, so we are sending this alert out to VCDL members only using our membership system. This email will repeat, hopefully very soon, once we have moved over to a new system so that everyone gets a copy. In the meantime forward this to others if you can do so.*** 1. VCDL statement on Lobby Day 2021, January 18 2. Exact location for the Hampton main-caravan starting point 3. Roanoke hearing on local gun-control postponed 4. Virginia Citizens Armory in Purcellville is doing a sub-caravan to Fairfax County main-caravan starting point...
  • Amazon slams Parler in court reply and invokes Big Tech's liability shield

    01/13/2021 7:53:37 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 20 replies
    CNN (I know, I know) ^ | 1/13/2021 | Brian Fung
    Amazon Web Services filed its response to Parler's lawsuit on Tuesday, blaming the social media platform favored by the far-right for filing a "meritless claim" against the cloud computing giant and citing a liability shield often maligned by President Donald Trump: Section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934. AWS's legal brief argues that it is Parler, not Amazon (AMZN), that breached the terms of its contract and that Parler's removal from AWS's hosting platform was a "last resort." "This case is about Parler's demonstrated unwillingness and inability to remove from the servers of Amazon Web Services ('AWS') content that...
  • CIA releases UFO ‘Black Vault’ documents early: How to see them online

    01/13/2021 5:22:52 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/13/2021 | Hannah Sparks
    Federal intelligence on extraterrestrial technology — at your fingertips. By way of the Freedom of Information Act, thousands of the CIA documents on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) — or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), as the government calls them — are now accessible via download at the Black Vault, a website operated by author and podcaster John Greenwald Jr. The CIA claims they have now provided all the information on UAP they have, though there is no way to know that’s true.
  • America Ruled By Fraud - Day 6

    01/12/2021 9:46:33 PM PST · by Sense · 47 replies
    America Ruled by Fraud - Day 6 As proofs of massive, ubiquitous, systemic election fraud continue to mount, following the absurdity of Congress pretending to legitimacy in a sham process, wrongly pretending an inability to act rightly, Congress truly refusing to do anything other than accept the known to be fraudulent products of obviously fraudulent elections, leaves the country, and the world, holding its breath. The most obvious evidence, of course... is the most obvious... yet never mentioned. Free and fair elections, to exist, require we have freedom of the press, and freedom of speech. Today, we have neither. The...
  • Why Parler's revival on public cloud is complicated and unlikely

    01/12/2021 8:35:00 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 38 replies
    ZDNET ^ | 1/12/2021 | Stephen Nichols
    Now that Amazon Web Services has shut down Parler, will the social network rebuild elsewhere? Parler CEO John Matze says Parler will be back with "many competing for our business." Don't bet on it. There appears to be no major public cloud or hosting company willing to give Parler a home. But, even if there were, Parler would find it almost impossible to return anytime soon. Parler will need to build its own infrastructure.
  • Horowitz: The question everyone should be asking about the Big Tech fascist purge of conservatives

    01/12/2021 7:39:06 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/11/2021 | Daniel Horowitz
    What are they afraid of? Imagine a 250-pound boxer being so petrified of a 100-pound woman that he had to get his entire motorcycle gang and the local police department to hold her down while she was unarmed so he could beat her. Well, if you are having trouble conjuring up such an image, you likely don't realize that is what is happening to conservatives today.
  • Progressives Who Desperately Want to Censor Parler Just Got Some Bad News - Parler Plans To Be Back Online

    01/11/2021 8:54:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/11/2021 | Jeff Charles
    They tried, and it looks like they may have failed. Social media company Parler, which has been under attack from the far-left for not censoring conservatives, seems to have found a new home after Amazon Web Services decided to stop hosting the company’s site.The Washington Examiner reported:On Monday, Parler registered its domain and server to be hosted by Epik, an internet webhosting company known for working with right-leaning websites. Gab, another social media platform popular with conservatives, also uses Epik. A web domain search shows that Parler is now registered with Epik.Last week, a group of Big Tech companies colluded...
  • The Cloud can't be Trusted

    01/11/2021 9:25:27 AM PST · by MercyFlush · 63 replies
    Mercy Flush ^ | 11 January 2021 | MercyFlush
    I've been in the technology industry for over twenty years and I've seen fads come and go. When I got started in 2000 I oversaw the migration of data from old tape drives to modern 1GB hard drives. Then at my job I oversaw the end of the mainframe and the ascendancy of the PC and server as the new form of decentralized network infrastructure. From 2001 through to around 2010 the internet and internet access were present in the government agency I work for but most people were prohibited from using it. And if they did their access was...
  • Twitter's Jack Dorsey Mocks Parler Purge

    01/10/2021 4:50:34 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 10, 2021 | P.J. Gladnick
    One thing that could be said for Standard Oil's John D. Rockefeller. Although he was a monopolist, he never openly gloated nor mocked the competitors that he suppressed or destroyed. The same cannot be said of the twenty-first century blatant monopolist, Jack Dorsey of Twitter. Not content to act in tandem with other social media monopolists in order to attempt to destroy his competitor, Parler, he rubbed salt in the wound he helped create by gloating about it with a mocking tweet. Because Twitter permanently banned President Trump along with its general crackdown on free speech, many Twitter users have...
  • Twitter Bans Trump [semi-satire]

    01/10/2021 9:58:57 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Jan 2021 | John Semmens
    After getting word that some of the people who went to protest at the capitol were not entirely peaceful and respectful toward members of Congress, Trump urged all his supporters to “go home in peace.” Twitter cited this tweet as a rationale for permanently banning Trump from his Twitter account. As CEO Jack Dorsey explained “the meme being broadcast by the media is that Trump goaded his supporters to terrorize the federal government in order to seize control and overthrow our democracy. His ‘go home in peace’ tweet falsely contradicts this meme. We cannot allow our platform to be used...
  • What is a good alternative to gmail online? Also any steps to prevent android from deleting parler from phone.

    01/10/2021 7:35:18 AM PST · by bluescape · 77 replies
    I use gmail online for most email correspondence. Is there another easy online email service I can get started in case..you know. Sh** starts getting real? Also Kimberly Willingham had these step for preventing apple from deleting Parler from you phone. Does someone know similar steps to take with an android that is using Parler? Steps for preventing Apple from deleting Parler from your phone: 1. Go to settings; 2. Click on “screen time” 3. Click: “Content & Privacy Restrictions” 4. Click: “iTunes and App Store Purchases” 5. Click: “Deleting Apps” 6. Click: “Don’t Allow”
  • May I contact Jim directly?

    01/09/2021 6:48:36 PM PST · by jrestrepo · 26 replies
    Self | 1/9/2021 | John Restrepo (myself)
    I am a long time lurker and I have an idea that is inspired by the current technocrat culture. Does he mind if I contact him? I ask because if and only if I am successful (I am still in the early stages of development), I would like to advertise it here. John