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  • Twitter Is Going To Limit The Visibility Of Tweets From People Behaving Badly

    05/15/2018 6:41:08 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 43 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 5/15/18 | Alex Kantrowitz
    On Tuesday, Twitter announced a massive change to the way its conversations will work, evaluating not just the content of individual tweets, but the way users behave more broadly on the service. Twitter will now use thousands of behavioral signals when filtering search, replies, and algorithmic recommendations. If it believes you are trying to game its system, or simply acting like a jerk, it will push your tweets lower down. It’s the biggest update so far in the company’s push to create healthier conversations, an initiative announced by its CEO Jack Dorsey in March. Among the signals Twitter will use:...
  • Lockheed Should Restart the Raptor Line If Japan Wants An F-22-F-35 Hybrid

    04/20/2018 7:34:41 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    The Drive ^ | APRIL 20, 2018 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Reuters has published a report that came as little surprise to us at The War Zone regarding Tokyo's interest in having Japanese industry work with Lockheed Martin to develop a semi-indigenous fighter that combines the best attributes of the F-35 Lightning and F-22 Raptor. The Reuters report states in part: "Lockheed has discussed the idea with Japanese defense ministry officials and will make a formal proposal in response to a Japanese request for information (RFI) after it receives permission from the U.S. government to offer the sensitive military technology, said the sources, who have direct knowledge of the proposal. The...
  • Infowars’ Alex Jones accused of sexual harassment, racism and anti-Semitism: report

    03/04/2018 8:33:00 PM PST · by TBP · 58 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | March 1, 2018 | JESSICA CHIA
    Two former employees filed complaints against Infowars founder Alex Jones alleging he made racist and anti-Semitic comments, groomed them for sex and groped a female staffer. Rob Jacobson, who worked as a video editor for Infowars for 13 years, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claiming Jones frequently singled out his Jewish background and referred to him as a “beefcake” over the course of four years, according to documents obtained by the Daily Mail. Ashley Beckford filed another EEOC complaint alleging she was subject to harassment, racial slurs and a “hostile, sexually offensive work environment.” The African...
  • Big cat poacher is mauled to death and EATEN by the pride of lions

    02/12/2018 8:15:44 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Jamie Pyatt
    A big cat poacher has been killed and eaten by the pride of lions he was hunting at a private game reserve in South Africa. The hunter was heard screaming for help as he was attacked at the Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve in Hoedspruit outside Phalaborwa. But the lions quickly killed their victim and devoured most of his body before being chased off, leaving his head untouched.
  • Trump signs sweeping two-year budget deal

    02/09/2018 6:48:10 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 147 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 9, 2018 | AP
    <p>Trump tweeted, “Just signed Bill. Our Military will now be stronger than ever before. We love and need our Military and gave them everything — and more. First time this has happened in a long time. Also means JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!”</p>
  • World net daily down?

    12/03/2017 5:49:15 PM PST · by Fhios · 14 replies
    vanity
    World net daily is down, according to google.and according to the "Is world net daily down" place that said yup. My real question is this, why is google reporting to my browser? -Anybody have the IP address for WND? -How and who can I change my DNS services to somebody other than google?
  • Keith Olbermann Announces Retirement From Political Commentary

    11/27/2017 6:15:43 PM PST · by Magnatron · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/27/2017 | Chuck Ross
    Keith Olbermann, the anti-Trump video blogger, announced on Monday that he is retiring from political commentary. The former MSNBC host made the announcement during the final episode of “The Resistance,” a political show sponsored by GQ that airs on Youtube.
  • Twitter tremoves verification of people 'we in no way endorse', like Richard Spencer

    11/15/2017 3:30:32 PM PST · by BusterDog · 23 replies
    Sure, being verified on social media isn't always as good as people think, but after a recent blowup, Twitter says it's addressing the "perception" of endorsement a blue checkmark confers. While the network has notably verified the accounts of self-proclaimed white supremacists and Nazis, it appears to be reversing that policy. One item on the new list of reasons an account can lose verification cites promoting hate against certain races/nationality or supporting groups that do.
  • Internet’s longest-running white supremacist site offline

    08/26/2017 8:34:05 PM PDT · by NImerc · 127 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/26/2017 | Andrew Blake
    Stormfront, one of the internet’s oldest and most popular white supremacist sites, has been booted off its web address of more than two decades amid a crackdown against hate sites. The address Stormfront.org went dark on Friday, and publicly available information current lists its domain status as “under hold,” a category reserved for websites under legal dispute or slated for deletion, the USA Today network first reported. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a D.C.-based nonprofit group, said it was behind the effort and had successfully booted the website from its domain of 22 years by raising its...
  • Texas A&M cancels white nationalist rally set for 9/11

    08/14/2017 10:34:51 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/15/17 | Doug Criss
    (CNN)Texas A&M has canceled a white nationalist protest planned in September, citing safety concerns. White nationalists, neo-Nazis and other extremist groups had planned to hold a "white lives matter" rally at Texas A&M on September 11. The school canceled the rally Monday evening "because of concerns about the safety of its students, faculty, staff, and the public." Richard Spencer, the white supremacist who helped found the so-called alt-right movement, was set to speak at the event, according to the Battalion, Texas A&M's student newspaper.
  • BREAKING: McConnell proposes straight REPEAL of Obamacare, 2 year delay to replace.

    07/17/2017 7:59:21 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 317 replies
    This is breaking on McConnel's twitter feed. Statement to abandon repeal/replace for a straight repeal with a 2 year delay to replace.
  • State Department Opens Formal Inquiry Into Clinton’s Handling of Emails

    06/21/2017 9:46:14 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    Washinton Free Bacon ^ | 06/21/2017 | Madeleine Weast
    The State Department has opened a formal probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides to determine whether they mishandled classified information with their email practices while serving in government. The department's investigation seeks to determine whether Clinton or her aides violated government procedure by using her private email server to send and receive classified information, Fox News reported Tuesday. Clinton and her top aides still have security clearances to access sensitive information despite being under investigation. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, confirmed to Fox News the investigation into Clinton and...
  • Good News: VA Now Tracking Wait Times, Firing Bad Employees

    04/13/2017 1:07:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | Apr 13, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Veterans will now have the opportunity to check wait times at the 1,700 Veterans Affairs facilities across the country. ... The new website is a must for the VA. The unforgivably long wait times at too many VA centers has plagued the agency and placed veterans in danger. At a Phoenix facility, veterans had to wait for care an average of 115 days. The VA is also taking concrete steps of draining the swamp of bad employees. Under current law, some clinics' hands are tied over VA employees who engage in nefarious behavior. For instance, an employee in Houston who...
  • ISIS's slaughter of innocent Christians is officially declared a genocide by U.S.(truncated)

    03/17/2016 8:35:19 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies
    dailmail.co.uk ^ | 03/17/2016 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com
    Secretary of State John Kerry formally declared ISIS' slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims in Iraq and Syria a genocide this morning, following in the footsteps of Congress and the European Parliament.
  • France to Shut Down 100 to 160 Mosques; War-grade Weapons Found in Some

    02/12/2016 5:25:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 81 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/10/2016 | Selwyn Duke
    George W. Bush and others have often emphasized that Islam is a "religion of peace." Others view Islam as a "religion of the sword," and they include traditionalist-minded Muslims and mosques. This is evident after the French government recently raided Muslim houses of worship in the country and found "one third of the quantity of war-grade weapons that are normally seized in a year," as Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve put it. The mosques implicated themselves "because they are run illegally without proper licenses, they preach hatred, or use takfiri speech," Hassan El Alaoui, one of France's chief imams, told Al...
  • Europeans declare war on ‘refugees’ with grenade and vigilante attacks

    01/31/2016 7:40:51 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 1/30/2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    West European governments are beginning to say no to the Muslim invasion, finally recognizing, as Czech president had warned, "It's practically impossible to integrate Muslims into Europe". (See also "Muslim migrants mean rape, violent crimes, social instability & revolution") Both Sweden and Finland are trying to stem the human tidal wave with plans to expel, respectively, 80,000 and 20,000 of 'refugees'. (See DCG's "Waking up: Finland plans to boot out 20,000 refugees") On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, Germany moved to tighten asylum rules so as to more easily deny asylum to migrants from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. At the same...
  • Pope Francis’ Synagogue Visit Underscores New Document on Catholic-Jewish Relations

    01/17/2016 10:48:30 AM PST · by ebb tide · 66 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 1/16/16 | Edward Pentin
    But giving Nostra Aetate such weight, despite it only being a declaration and not a doctrinal text, has led some to see it as having a revolutionary impact, possibly breaking with nearly two millennia of Church teaching and tradition. Documents from the Councils of Florence 1438-1445 and Trent 1545-1563 seem to radically contradict the current teaching, leading some to believe this not to be a development of doctrine but a corruption of it.
  • What Happens When Police Officers Wear Body Cameras?

    08/19/2014 2:28:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/18/2014 | Christopher Mims
    Sometimes, like the moments leading up to when a police officer decides to shoot someone, transparency is an unalloyed good. And especially lately, technology has progressed to a point that it makes this kind of transparency not just possible, but routine. So it is in Rialto, Calif., where an entire police force is wearing so-called body-mounted cameras, no bigger than pagers, that record everything that transpires between officers and citizens. In the first year after the cameras' introduction, the use of force by officers declined 60%, and citizen complaints against police fell 88%. It isn't known how many police departments...
  • This Means War: US To Target Putin's Personal $40 Billion Stash

    04/20/2014 3:37:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/20/14 | tyler durnded
    While the White House has continually threatened further sanctions against Russia for non-de-escalation (even as it un-de-escalates itself), the specifics of the additional sanctions have been sparse. German CEO warnings over blowback from economic sanctions... the "nonsense" of replacing Russian gas with US gas... the Russian warnings of "interdependence" and "boomerangs"... all reduce the West's arsenal of financial sanctions. But, as The Times of London reports, perhaps the US has found a crucial pain point for Putin - a sanctions regime that would target Putin's personal wealth, which includes a reported $40 billion stashed in Swiss bank accounts. As The...
  • US sends small number of advanced weapons to Syrian rebels

    04/19/2014 10:04:42 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/19/14 | wsj
    It also follows a reorganization of Western-backed fighters aimed at creating a more effective military force and increasing protection for Christian and other religious minorities—something of particular importance to Washington. This shift is seen as a test of whether the U.S. can find a trustworthy rebel partner able to keep sophisticated weapons out of the hands of extremists, Saudi and Syrian opposition figures said. The U.S. has long feared that if it does supply advanced arms, the weapons will wind up with radical groups—some tied to al Qaeda—which have set up bases in opposition-held territory.