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  • EXCLUSIVE: Church Deacon Arrested For Outdoor Worship Service Discusses Victory Against Idaho

    01/20/2021 11:24:13 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Jan 18, 2021 | Jon Brown
    When Gabriel Rench recounts being arrested in front of city hall in Moscow, Idado, while singing hymns with his church last September, one detail especially continues to irk him. “They literally took my hymn book away from me and proceeded to handcuff me,” Rench, 41, said of the officers, who then led him away to the county jail, where he remained for several hours. Moscow, a town of about 25,000 people approximately 80 miles south of Spokane, Washington, made national news last fall when local police arrested three people and cited five others for attending a “peaceful protest” against the...
  • Study: Parler users were more likely veterans or in military (barf alert)

    01/20/2021 1:39:44 AM PST · by gattaca · 26 replies
    Roll Call ^ | January 19, 2021 | Gopal Ratnam
    App seen as conservative alternative to Twitter has gone dark in aftermath of Capitol riot The now-silenced Parler app that appeared to have played a key role in mobilizing the Trump-inspired mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 had a greater share of users who are either veterans or in the U.S. military compared with other social media platforms. Parler also drew more users from states in the South and in the Mountain West — tracking closely with pro-Trump Republican voters in those states — than from other parts of the country. The findings come from research by...
  • Why the Left Has To Suppress Free Speech

    01/19/2021 5:12:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | January 19, 2021 | Dennis Prager
    Let us begin with this fact: The left always suppresses speech. Since Vladimir Lenin and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917, there has been no example of the left in control and not crushing dissent. That is one of the important differences between liberal and left: Liberalism and liberals believe in free speech. (The present leftist threat to freedom in America, the greatest threat to freedom in American history, is made possible because liberals think they have more to fear from conservatives than from the left. Liberals do not understand that the left regards liberals as their useful idiots.)...
  • Parler CEO ‘confident’ platform will return by month’s end after weekend of positive developments

    01/18/2021 5:23:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/18/2021 | Brian Flood
    Parler chief executive officer John Matze is "confident" that his social media platform will be back online in the near future after his team was able to launch a static website and recover the company’s data over the weekend in a series of positive developments. "I’m confident that by the end of the month, we’ll be back up," Matze told Fox News during a telephone interview on Sunday night. Parler registered its domain with host sharing website Epik last week, following Amazon Web Services' decision to shut Parler down for failure to moderate "egregious content" related to the Jan. 6...
  • CNN Pushes to Close Down Newsmax TV

    01/18/2021 6:30:01 AM PST · by familyop · 63 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 17, 2021 | Eric Mack
    CNN is making no mistake about it: It wants to censor and close Newsmax from broadcasting as a cable news channel. Apparently jolted by the fact Newsmax has skyrocketed to become the 4th highest-rated cable news channel in the country, the liberal CNN is decrying what it calls Newsmax's "election denialism" and is seeking to have it "deplatformed" from cable and satellite systems across the nation.
  • The left's vindictiveness: From erasing truth to criminalizing it Exclusive: Patrice Lewis warns patriots, notes stark irony of Joe Biden's 'Unity' inauguration theme

    01/16/2021 9:25:49 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 1/15/2021 | Patrice Lewis
    Typically, when I noodle around the idea for a column I choose a subject of interest and start gathering links to relevant articles as I come across them. I seldom go looking for links; most often I just come across them as I peruse the news. So when I decided to write about revenge – specifically, how the left is waging an all-out war on conservatives – I duly began gathering links. Imagine my surprise when I sat down to write this column and realized I had nine pages of links about leftist revenge … most of them gathered just...
  • Heil Cortez! AOC Calls For Congress To Censor Pro-Trump Media — A Direct Violation Of 1st Amendment

    01/14/2021 12:44:23 PM PST · by A.M. Smith · 36 replies
    AOC is calling on Congress to directly violate the First Amendment by ‘reining in’ media that might be favorable to President Trump. ‘We’re going to have to figure out how we reign in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation’ Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated that some Congress members are discussing the need to create an investigative commission to “rein in” media sources that she said “spew disinformation and misinformation” that played a part in the January 6 storming of the Capitol building. “There’s absolutely a commission that is being discussed, but it seems to...
  • Americans forced underground Exclusive: Sean Harshey, in wake of Big Tech crackdown, advises readers to keep their heads down

    01/14/2021 7:50:56 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 1/13/2021 | Sean Harshey
    In just over two years, suppression of political speech online has grown from Google's purge of conservative employees and the subsequent collusion between tech companies to simultaneously ban commentator Alex Jones from their platforms, to the point where these companies are emboldened not only to ban the president of the United States from social media, but official campaign websites, financial services – and even his email companies are refusing service. In the past week, Twitter removed over 70,000 conservative accounts, and Facebook suspended former Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul after he wrote a column criticizing tech censorship. In...
  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gaslights his readers, deludes himself

    01/14/2021 6:56:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2021 | Monica Showalter
    The man who shut down the Twitter feed of the leader of the free world, while leaving the Chicoms, Nicolas Maduro, and Iran's mullahs safe to continue tweeting bile, would have you think he's all in for free speech and kumbaya.In a bizarre string of tweets, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey waxed about the "noble ideals" of the Internet and how he's just constantly striving to be better. No creepy gray little "Lives of Others" censor's life for him, opening everyone's mail and reporting what he doesn't like to the authorities.Nope, he'd have you think that he's Mr. Free Speech, and...
  • The deplorables — and Meghan Markle? — strike back at Big Tech; A Weird Development

    01/13/2021 7:09:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2021 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Late last week, after a "fiery but mostly peaceful protest" in Washington DC, a slew of Big Tech media companies including Amazon, Twitter, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Reddit began deplatforming — i.e., censoring, dropping, un/dehosting (I can make up words, too), banning, dropping, purging, suspending from their sites — sometimes permanently — people and/or institutions with whom they disagreed, most prominently President Trump (R). Twitter Safety lamely justified its censorious action:After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.In...
  • Parler CEO Said Even His Legal Team Dropped Them. Lawyer Robert Barnes To The Rescue

    01/10/2021 8:54:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Populist Press ^ | 01/10/2021
  • YouTube deletes Steve Bannon’s podcast after he interviewed Mayor Rudy Giuliani

    01/09/2021 11:39:06 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    Reclaim the Net ^ | 1/9/2021 | Christina Maas
    YouTube has removed Steve Bannon’s podcast channel, The War Room. The removal happened fast on the heels of the latest episode featuring President Trump’s personal lawyer, and former Major of New York, Rudy Giuliani. YouTube claimed that the podcast violated its terms of service. It appears it did not like that Giuliani speculated on where Capitol Hill protesters came from. “Most of them hadn’t come there with implements to do it and also led on by people from, you know, groups that are experts at it,” Giuliani said on the podcast. “Believe me, Trump people were not scaling the wall....
  • Exclusive: Parler CEO Responds to Apple's Reported Threat to Kick It Off App Store

    01/09/2021 9:49:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 8, 2021 | 5:21pm EST | Rob Shimshock
    John Matze, CEO of Parler, the free speech-oriented Twitter alternative, responded Friday to the report that Apple might kick his app off its app store if it did not censor users. “Apple is currently threatening to ban Parler — the free speech alternative to Twitter — unless the service enacts draconian censorship policies demanded by left-wing Big Tech oligarchs, according to two sources familiar with Apple’s threats,” The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis tweeted. But Matze indicated that the Twitter alternative would not amend its policies to appease the Big Tech company. “We plan on enforcing our [terms of service] and...
  • Federal judge examines Flight 800: court inquiring if investigators abused justice system

    04/23/2004 1:15:23 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 84 replies · 370+ views ^ | Friday, April 23, 2004 | Jack Cashill
    Almost eight years after TWA Flight 800 was blasted out of the sky, a federal judge permitted discovery to go forward in a civil case James and Elizabeth Sanders have brought against the federal government and eight named defendants. A retired cop turned journalist, Sanders alleged that the defendants – namely certain federal officials involved in the Flight 800 investigation – perverted the system, using ordinary criminal process for the improper purpose of quelling the free speech of him and his wife, Elizabeth, the plaintiffs in the case. "Not only is the chilling of free speech of citizens not what...
  • What Big Tech Didn’t Want You To See On The Federalist In 2020

    12/29/2020 6:09:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 29, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Google, Facebook, and Twitter ultimately don't want you to see anything from The Federalist. They also hope you don't notice.Leftist media has skewed U.S. politics for decades, but Big Tech’s amplified influence over global discourse and governments is new. While Congress passed no legislation related to this political and national security emergency, we the people were held captive in lockdowns during a major election while crucial public information was filtered, hidden, and surveilled by unaccountable companies with no allegiance to the United States and obvious disdain for hundreds of millions of its inhabitants.This is a huge social problem. Regaining our...

    12/22/2020 6:45:39 PM PST · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | 12/21/2020 | Steve Elzinga
    Oregon has lifted capacity limits on religious gatherings following a series of US Supreme Court orders that indicated Oregon’s restrictions were likely unconstitutional. The change was made in the “Sector Risk Level Guidance Chart” of restrictions published by the Oregon Health Authority in a low-profile footnote that “Capacity limits for faith institutions are recommended only.” Although the Governor’s COVID-19 website has not been updated as of this morning, OHA documents say this change was effective Friday, December 18, 2020. Other requirements, such as maintaining six feet of social distance between households, regular sanitation, and wearing masks are still applicable. This...
  • Congresswoman Dingell to Facebook: Eradicate Anti-Muslim Content On Your Platform

    12/19/2020 2:00:20 AM PST · by xomething · 29 replies
    Yubanet ^ | 12/16/2020 | Office of Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
    WASHINGTON, D.C. December 15, 2020 – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today urged immediate action from Facebook to eradicate anti-Muslim bigotry from the platform and demanded Mark Zuckerberg implement six measures to combat bigoted content. In a letter signed by 29 colleagues, Dingell cited instances of anti-Muslim content on Facebook and recent reports showing the role of the platform in inciting violence against the Muslim community. “Facebook cannot celebrate the success of its platform, while ignoring its role in elevating the dangerous, deadly content targeting Muslim people,” said Congresswoman Dingell. “In Christchurch, New Zealand, a terrorist attack that stole the lives...
  • ELECTION INTERFERENCE: Twitter Changes Rules Back to What They Were Before Election Now That they Manipulated Election Results

    12/16/2020 7:04:29 PM PST · by White Lives Matter · 5 replies
    GP ^ | December 16, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    This is quite extraordinary. Twitter on Wednesday announced they were switching back rules to before the election. The rules served their purpose. They were able to list any criticism of the fraudulent election as “disputed” or “fake news.” And they especially hit President Trump hard.
  • Well done, Aggieland: Texas A&M University Defends The First Amendment

    12/16/2020 6:12:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2020 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    As the father of a couple of Aggies, we generally follow Texas A&M stories in our home. This is a story that caught my eye recently: Campus Reform reported that Texas A&M Students For Trump President Dion Okeke was notified by the university’s Student Conduct Office that he was “required” to meet with the office after he and other members put up pro-Trump signs on campus. If he did not attend the meeting, the letter he received stated, he could face student conduct "charges."The university has now canceled the meeting and issued a statement of apology.Happy ending.The university apparently sent...
  • Colorado redefines places of worship and worship events as 'essential'

    12/10/2020 5:08:12 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    KOAA ^ | Dec 08, 2020 | Spencer Humphrey
    This means they can exceed capacity restrictions.. COLORADO SPRINGS — Worship leaders across the state are preparing to be able to do things a bit differently after a new public health order from the governor will allow places of worship to exceed mandated capacity limits. The order redefines worship services as essential, meaning they’re allowed to go over mandated capacity limits if they can’t perform their essential service without doing so. “I grew up in church and sensed that this is what I wanted to do,” said Vista Grande Baptist Church Pastor Chris Moore. “After college I felt that seminary...