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  • 'Free speech' social platform Gab has gone offline

    10/29/2018 6:59:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies
    mashable.com ^ | 10/29/2018 | By Johnny Lieu
    Gab has gone offline. The self-described "free speech social media platform" is taking time off the internet, after landing under the spotlight when it was discovered the suspect involved in Pittsburgh's synagogue shooting was a poster and user on the site. SEE ALSO: Gab, a racist-friendly alt-Twitter, has been banned by PayPal and others Gab posted a message on its homepage, announcing that the site will be "inaccessible for a period of time" as it works "around the clock" to transition a new hosting provider. The platform has been banned by PayPal, and fellow online payment service Stripe is looking...
  • Lawyer for indicted Russian firm says special counsel (Mueller) 'made up a crime'

    10/22/2018 4:08:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/15/18
    **SNIP** In a hearing in a Washington, D.C. courtroom on Monday, Eric Dubelier of the American law firm Reed Smith argued that the case against the Russian consulting company known as Concord, which allegedly operated a “troll factory” in which the Russians created or stole the identities of hundreds of Americans online in order to sow discord and spread propaganda, should be dismissed. If people lying about who they are on the Internet and engaging in political speech is a crime, he argued, then every politician in America would be in prison. “This argument is beyond belief,” Dubelier said. “They...
  • The Origins of ‘Hate Speech’

    10/22/2018 2:11:15 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | October 22, 2018 | Kim Holmes
    Intolerance and illiberalism, nakedly defined as abstractions or principles, are seldom if ever outwardly embraced by progressives. None but the most extreme will argue that intolerance and censorship are good things in themselves. Normally the preferred course is more subtle. Instead of openly arresting people who say the wrong things, the new purveyors of intolerance try to sublimate their prohibitions on speech, expression, and thought into more popularly accepted channels. Something must be done to make these prohibitions more palatable, because there is still a great deal of respect in America for freedom of thought, speech, and expression. How...
  • Roundup of Pending Religious Liberty Petitions as U.S. Supreme Court Begins New Term

    10/07/2018 7:23:28 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Monday is the beginning of the 2018-19 term of the U.S. Supreme Court. One task for the justices will be sifting through the numerous petitions pending before the Court to determine whether to decline them or take them up. A handful of the cases that will be waiting for them involve religious liberty questions. Here is a quick run-down of those cases. Patterson v. Walgreen Co. is an employment discrimination case. The employee, Darrell Patterson, is a Seventh Day Adventist whose religious beliefs do not permit him to work on Saturdays. A training instructor, Mr. Patterson was fired by Walgreens...
  • Q Anon: 09/09/18 Trust Trump's Plan

    09/09/2018 5:27:46 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,341 replies
    qmap.pub ^ | 09/09/18 | FReepers, vanity
    “Trust The Plan” YouTube President Trump This Video Will Get Donald Trump Elected (The Plan) - 6 min YouTube Joe Masepoes Q - The Plan To Save The World - 13 min - popular introduction Threadreader Jason Wright Q Anon Is Real - Oct, Nov 2017 Q drops + commentary Threadreader ImperatorRex A thread on how Team Trump is preparing the normies for what is coming: major Swamp Draining. - overview Twitter Paul Serran What is Q? - 31 point introduction Article Sundance Imagine You are Not a Politician, Yet You are Running For The Presidency - overview Thread...
  • The Top Five Ways Obama Attacked the Free Press

    09/11/2018 7:36:47 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11 Sep 2018 | Matt MArgolis
    It’s been over a year and a half since Obama left office, but it still bothers me hearing him speak. Between his trying to take credit for the Trump economy and his claim that he, unlike Trump, didn’t “threaten the freedom of the press,” it's hard not to get angry when he speaks because virtually everything he says is a lie. His trying to take credit for Trump's economy was pathetic, but his claim that he was not an enemy of the free press deserves to be called out. “It shouldn’t be Democratic or Republican to say that we don’t...
  • Soros: Online Trump Supporters Will Be Entirely 'Silenced' By 2020

    08/30/2018 7:33:07 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 196 replies
    mm24info ^ | 8/2018
    Billionaire globalist George Soros is planning to eliminate the majority of Trump supporters from social media before the 2020 election, according to a leaked document. The 49 page document outlines plans by Soros to exert his influence, via his immense personal wealth, to pressure Big Tech to censor and purge pro-Trump journalists, citizens and outlets ahead of the next Presidential election. "A confidential, 49-page memo for defeating Trump by working with the major social-media platforms to eliminate "right wing propaganda and fake news" was presented in January 2017 by Media Matters founder David Brock at a retreat in Florida with...
  • Obama’s Secret Speech About Me

    02/27/2018 12:26:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 27, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: How many are you are aware that Barack Hussein O was in Boston over the weekend and made a private speech, an off-the-record speech? Did you hear about this? MIT’s Sloan Sports Analytics Conference invited Obama to come make a speech, reflections on his presidency and thoughts on other things. And the command went out that Obama’s speech was to be off-the-record, that nobody but nobody was to record it. Nobody but nobody was to report it! Even though they invited journalists in there, nobody was supposed to leak it. Nobody was supposed to say a word about what...
  • EXCLUSIVE: How Russian lawyer and Soviet spy who met Don Jr schmoozed the Washington elite

    07/14/2017 10:19:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/14/17 | Alana Goodman
    Full title............................EXCLUSIVE: How Russian lawyer and Soviet spy who met Don Jr schmoozed the Washington elite with wine and hors d'ouevres days later - and Republican lawmaker's staff sent the invitations.............. Natalia Veselnitskaya held a controversial film party at elite venue the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue last summer - just after she met Donald Trump Jr Also there was Rinat Akhmetshin, the ex-Soviet spy who on Friday admitted he was in the meeting too Screening was of The Magnistsky Act - Behind The Scenes, a documentary about the whisteblower who supporters say was murdered to cover up tax fraud Documentary...
  • MEMO REVEALS SOROS-FUNDED SOCIAL-MEDIA CENSORSHIP PLAN

    08/20/2018 9:18:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    WND ^ | 8/20/2018 | ART MOORE
    The recent wave of censorship of conservative voices on the internet by tech giants Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Apple mirrors a plan concocted by a coalition of George Soros-funded, progressive groups to take back power in Washington from President Trump’s administration. A confidential, 49-page memo for defeating Trump by working with the major social-media platforms to eliminate “right wing propaganda and fake news” was presented in January 2017 by Media Matters founder David Brock at a retreat in Florida with about 100 donors, the Washington Free Beacon reported at the time. On Monday, the Gateway Pundit blog noted the memo’s...
  • Alabama public schools may soon add 'In God We Trust' displays

    08/13/2018 10:16:13 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | today | Frank Miles
    Public school officials in Alabama are looking to put God back into their schools through displays of the U.S. motto “In God We Trust” — but critics are speaking out against the move, calling it “a constant push for theocracy.” State lawmakers in February approved legislation allowing such displays on public property. The motto soon could become more common in Alabama schools, Al.com reported, with legal challenges expected to follow. Blount County’s school board is poised to become one of the first systems to take action, the news site reported. A policy on the issue could be drafted within the...
  • Free speech is ‘dangerously naive idea’ that leads to ‘amplification of lies,’ columnist claims

    08/11/2018 8:14:57 AM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 10, 2018 | Aaron Colen
    In a column criticizing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s decision not to ban Alex Jones from the social media site, a writer for The Verge attacked the principle of free speech as “dangerously naive.” Laura Hudson, The Verge’s culture editor, said Twitter is wrong to believe that a free marketplace of ideas is sufficient to push back against harmful conspiracy theories. “Who doesn’t want to think that the truth will always win in the end, that information not only wants to be free, but that this freedom will lead us toward a more just world — especially when it is your...
  • Democrats Now Claim The Surviving of “Our Democracy” Relies on Banning More Sites

    08/07/2018 4:30:01 PM PDT · by davikkm · 43 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Motto: “Free speech is a bourgeois prejudice.” -Lenin After Alex Jones’ website was banned on Monday via a coordinated action from YouTube, Facebook and other platforms, Democrats are now calling for even more censorship. Shocking, who would’ve thought, right? Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, is looking to impose chicom style internet censorship over websites who incidentally are not agreeing with his party’s political platform. Again, very shocking indeed. This is what the modern Democratic party has to offer to its constituency, after losing a presidential election and looking ahead for the 2018 midterms: Chinese styled censorship.
  • To Limit the Second Amendment, New York Attacks the First

    08/07/2018 2:01:31 PM PDT · by libstripper · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | Aug. 7, 2018 | David French
    The state has no right to threaten financial institutions that do business with the NRA. Imagine the following scenario. Imagine the media response. By October, the governor of Texas was fed up. A well-funded ten-month campaign by Everytown for Gun Safety designed to stigmatize gun ownership was causing support for gun rights to measurably decline. Called “You afraid?” the campaign mocked men and women who carried weapons to grocery stores or restaurants. An associated “courage” campaign asked mothers to hand back their carry licenses, and while most didn’t, the dozens who did received international media attention.
  • N.Y. targets NRA insurance liability program in backdoor gun-control scheme

    08/07/2018 7:15:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 6, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s discovered a way to kneecap the NRA by outlawing its gun-liability insurance program and is urging other states to follow his lead, saying they have a chance to exploit the gun-rights group’s admitted dire financial situation. Mr. Cuomo said the National Rifle Association let on in court papers last month how much it relies on the liability insurance program to bolster its bottom line, and could succumb to pressure. “I believe this insurance product is going to be illegal from a public policy point of view in most states,” Mr. Cuomo said on...
  • Letter by climate change scientists urging prosecution of skeptics deemed a 'mistake'

    06/02/2016 9:57:39 AM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 2, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Truncated title. Full title:Letter by climate change scientists urging prosecution of skeptics deemed a 'mistake' and 'withdrawn' You would think the group of 20 or so climate change scientists who sent a letter to President Obama urging him to prosecute climate skeptics under the RICO statute would have consulted a PR firm before they made asses of themselves to the whole country. But now, the learned men of science have hired Climate Nexus, a PR firm specializing in spinning global warming news. The letter - a move the PR firm called a "big mistake" - has been "withdrawn" and a...
  • Street Preacher’s Arrest in Lincolnton [GA) Causes Concerns about Free Speech Rights

    08/05/2018 6:53:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    Christian Action League ^ | 7/27/18 | L.A. Williams
    LINCOLNTON – The First Amendment right of a person to express his beliefs in public could be put to the test next month when a case involving a street preacher in Lincolnton goes to court. Preachers who frequently take to the streets of the Lincoln County seat have come under increasing pressure since the city of roughly 11,000 approved changes to its ordinances late last year. Now, its noise ordinance prohibits “any person or group of persons willfully making any loud, raucous, or disturbing sound that – because of its volume, duration, and character – annoy, disturb, frighten, injure, or...
  • The Case for Regulating Social Media as Public Utility Companies

    07/27/2018 1:23:23 PM PDT · by davikkm · 36 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    If you’re reading the alternative media (also known as the real media) constantly, you’re probably aware of the fact that world’s tech giants are currently engaged in an unprecedented campaign of censoring free speech on their platforms. The whole thing about censoring dissenting views is as old as internet, and even older, provided there was anything prior (just kidding), but since Donald Trump got elected back in 2016, with a little help from the armies of Keks shooting memes and various red-pills right and left via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the same corporate behemoths have decided that enough is enough,...
  • 13 Pro-Life Christians Defeat New York Attorney General’s Attempt to Take Away Their Free Speech

    07/25/2018 7:02:44 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 23, 2018 | Liberty Counsel
    U.S. District Judge Carol Bagley Amon has denied an injunction sought by the New York Attorney General (OAG) against 13 pro-life Christians who counsel women and preach the gospel on the public sidewalks outside New York’s largest abortion business. Liberty Counsel represents defendant Scott Fitchett, Jr., who was sued with the other defendants in June 2017 by former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who wanted to shut down the Christian and pro-life speech of the defendants outside Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, NY. Fitchett is a pre-K teacher who has spent Saturdays peacefully sharing the gospel on public...
  • Religion is the Salt that Preserves the State

    07/18/2018 11:59:46 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Jun 2018 | Casey Chalk
    The megalomania of the 1st-century Roman emperors, epitomized in the lunacy of Caligula and the lechery of Nero, evinces “tormenting the cat” on a global scale. It is little wonder so many eagerly converted to the Christian faith, which promised a king who truly loved and provided for his subjects. Jesus tells his disciples that heaven rejoices at the repentance of a single sinner. Subjects of his kingdom are to be concerned with the most marginalized, honored even for giving them a “cup of cold water.” Jesus elsewhere declares “the last will be first, and the first last”: indeed, the...