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  • Onlinecensorship.org Tracks Content Takedowns by Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Sites

    11/22/2015 9:19:30 AM PST · by BillCompton · 8 replies
    EFF ^ | November 19, 2015 | EFF
    San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Visualizing Impact launched Onlinecensorship.org today, a new platform to document the who, what, and why of content takedowns on social media sites. The project, made possible by a 2014 Knight News Challenge award, will address how social media sites moderate user-generated content and how free expression is affected across the globe. Controversies over content takedowns seem to bubble up every few weeks, with users complaining about censorship of political speech, nudity, LGBT content, and many other subjects. The passionate debate about these takedowns reveals a larger issue: social media sites have...
  • [Satire] University Students Rally for Tyranny

    11/13/2015 8:19:58 PM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    The protests at the University of Missouri that resulted in the ouster of President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin have reinvigorated student movements against freedom of speech across the nation. Brenda Smith-Lezama, vice president of the Missouri Students Association, took pride in the rising groundswell of support for censorship saying "it's about time the youth of this nation take a stand against the verbal pollution that hides behind the First Amendment. Social justice shouldn't be thwarted by slavish devotion to the out-dated idea that everyone has the right to speak his mind regardless of the consequences." Smith-Lezama hailed...
  • Yale’s Halloween Advice Stokes a Racially Charged Debate (PC student mob rule)

    11/12/2015 6:11:49 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | NOV. 8, 2015 | LIAM STACK
    The debate over Halloween costumes began late last month when the universitys Intercultural Affairs Committee sent an email to the student body asking students to avoid wearing “culturally unaware and insensitive” costumes that could offend minority students. It specifically advised them to steer clear of outfits that included elements like feathered headdresses, turbans or blackface. (clip) In response, Erika Christakis, a faculty member and an administrator at a student residence, wrote an email to students living in her residence hall on behalf of those she described as “frustrated” by the official advice on Halloween costumes. Students should be able to...
  • Fr. Rutler on Christian Credentials

    11/07/2015 3:47:47 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 1 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | 11/7/15 | Fr. George W. Rutler
    An astute professor once said that political wrangling in universities is so vicious because the stakes are so small. There are those in proverbial ivory towers who will struggle to get control of a faculty or become an assistant dean with an animus that would ill befit a general in battle. There is one caveat here, though, and it is this: the stakes are not so small when you consider that professors can shape the minds of a whole generation. A recent letter in The New York Times signed by Catholic academics, objected that a columnist had no right to...
  • Exxon Mobil Under Investigation in New York Over Climate Statements

    11/05/2015 12:10:39 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 5, 2015 | JUSTIN GILLIS and CLIFFORD KRAUSS
    The New York attorney general has begun a sweeping investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how those risks might hurt the oil business. According to people with knowledge of the investigation, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a subpoena Wednesday evening to Exxon Mobil, demanding extensive financial records, emails and other documents. The focus includes the company’s activities dating to the late 1970s, including a period of at least a decade when Exxon Mobil funded groups that sought to undermine climate science. A...
  • Is GOOGLE trying to block postings on Free Republic?

    10/27/2015 11:24:42 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 16 replies
    Google notice | 10/28/2015 | 4Runner
    Wait! Please don't visit that site right now! Google detected badware on the site you were visiting. Firefox uses Google's blacklist to warn you about "Reported attack sites." We understand that you may know and trust this site, but it's possible for good sites to be infected with badware without the site owners' knowledge or permission. Who is StopBadware? StopBadware is a nonprofit organization that fights badware. Google and Firefox link to us to help you understand the warnings. We also help website owners prevent and clean up badware websites. Question: I visited the site and didn't see any badware...
  • Student suspended after wearing military memorial shirt honoring Marine brother

    10/12/2015 4:39:06 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 12 replies
    EAG News ^ | 12Oct15 | Victor Skinner
    GRESHAM, Ore. Dexter McCarty Middle School student Alan Holmes understands that his freedom is intricately tied to those who fought and died defending the United States of America. His older brother joined the U.S. Marines when he was 19 years old and served a tour in Iraq, Fox 12 reports.
  • Apple Disables News App in China Amid Censorship Concerns

    10/12/2015 2:42:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/12/15 | Daniel Wiser
    Beijing escalates campaign to restrict free flow of information from U.S. companies, journalists pple is reported to have deactivated its news app in China amid concerns that Beijing is escalating its campaign to restrict the flow of information from U.S. news outlets and technology companies. The New York Times reported that, even for users who downloaded the app on their phones in the United States, content does not appear in China. Instead, the error message news isnt supported in your current region appears. Beijing requires most companies operating in the country to develop a censorship system, which can include automated...
  • Discovery of Error Sparks Demand for Censorship [semi-satire]

    10/12/2015 10:17:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    An Australian electrical engineer named Dr David Evans discovered a mathematical error in the model used to predict global warming that exaggerated the impact of carbon dioxide 10-fold. Basically, the effects of CO2 on climate are far lower than has been assumed. While most reasonable people would find this reassuring, Philippe Sands QC, an international law specialist and Professor of Law at University College London, did not. Alleging that the publicity given to Dr. Evans finding could seriously undermine efforts to mitigate climate change, Sands argued for the suppression of contradictory evidence and arguments that might thwart action. In theory,...
  • China asks world to impose 'code of conduct' on Internet (Internet Censorship)

    10/12/2015 3:16:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/15 | Rudy Takala
    A Chinese official on Friday called on the United Nations to impose an international code of conduct on the Internet. "It is highly necessary and pressing for the international community to jointly bring about an international code of conduct on cyberspace at an early date," said Wang Qun, director-general of the Arms Control Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, in comments to the U.N. General Assembly. Wang's comments were reported by China's main state-owned press outlet, the Xinhua News Agency. "China, for its part, will continue to commit itself to establishing a peaceful, secure, open and cooperative cyberspace and pushing...
  • Drudge: I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me its over for me."

    10/06/2015 11:36:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 263 replies
    google search ^ | October 6, 2015
    Circulating on the web tonight: During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even linking to news stories were being advanced. I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me its over for me, said Drudge. Theyve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, youre out of there. Theyre going to make it so you cant even use headlines. To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me its over, theyve got the votes, which means time is limited, he added, noting that a day was coming when simply operating an...
  • The United Nations has a radical, dangerous vision for the future of the Web

    09/26/2015 6:08:39 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | Sept 24 2015 | Caitlin Dewey
    It may not have intended to, precisely, but the United Nations just took sides in the Internets most brutal culture war. On Thursday, the organizations Broadband Commission for Digital Development released a damning world-wide wake-up call on what it calls cyber VAWG, or violence against women and girls. The report concludes that online harassment is a problem of pandemic proportion which, nbd, weve all heard before. But the United Nations then goes on to propose radical, proactive policy changes for both governments and social networks, effectively projecting a whole new vision for how the Internet could work. Under U.S....
  • Scientists Urge President to Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics [semi-satire]

    09/19/2015 12:09:01 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    A gaggle of university climatologists have written to President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging them to prosecute people who continue to contradict the "scientific consensus" on climate change. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) immediately endorsed the idea as "essential to our survival as a planet." "The freedom of people able to contradict the accepted science impedes the government from taking the steps necessary to combat dangerous climate change," Whitehouse contended. Paraphrasing a famous observation made by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes for justifying suppression of free speech, the Senator averred that "allowing a person to deny the truth...
  • Google May Add Structured Markup & Data To Ranking Algorithm (hiding anti-Establishment news)

    09/14/2015 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Search Engine Land ^ | 09/11/15 | Barry Schwartz
    Google hints it may decide to use structured data in its ranking algorithm some day, though the company has previously denied it. Structured data, structured markup and rich snippets have always been about helping Google and search engines understand your content and potentially lead to Google making your search result snippet richer, with the goal of increasing your click-through rate from the organic results to your page. Google has said, time and time again, that these are not used in the ranking algorithm to make a Web page rank better. They have said that adding structured markup to your pages...
  • Christians Not Wanted: NBC Censors Rain-Soaked Patriots Prayer after NFL Opener

    09/11/2015 6:01:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 11, 2015 | 1:51 AM EDT | Dylan Gwinn
    One of televisions most sacred and central responsibilities is making sure they only display images that are right and appropriate for the viewing public to consume. Yet, judging by NBCs decision to not show the post-game prayer gathering of players on the field after the Patriots 28-21 victory over the Steelers in the Thursday night Kickoff Special, NBC clearly believes public displays of the Christian faith are not suitable for all audiences. It isnt as if the prayer didnt happen. Despite the heavy downpour, members of the Patriots and some of their coaching staff knelt and bowed their heads. MRCTVs...
  • Germanys Merkel says Facebook needs to do more against racist posts

    09/10/2015 8:51:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 10, 2015 6:00 PM
    When people stir up sedition on social networks using their real name, its not only the state that has to act, but also Facebook as a company should do something against these paroles, Merkel told regional newspaper Rheinische Post. She said Facebook already had the necessary code of conduct, but there was a lack of control and enforcement. The rules need to be implemented, Merkel said. Last month, Justice Minister Heiko Maas accused Facebook of doing too little to thwart racist and hate posts. Maas sent a letter to Facebook public policy director Richard Allan in Dublin saying he received...
  • Cyanide Thunderstorms Feared As Mystery Deepens Around $1.5 Billion Tianjin Explosion

    08/18/2015 12:02:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/18/15 | Tyler Durden
    The story behind the chemical explosion that rocked Chinas Tianjin port last Wednesday continues to evolve amid fears that the public could be at risk from the hundreds of tonnes of sodium cyanide stored at the facility. More specifically, Mondays heightened concerns were related to the possibility that rain could interact with the water soluble chemical, releasing deadly hydrogen cyanide gas into the air. "First rain expected today or tonight. Avoid ALL contact with skin," a text message purported to have originated at the US Embassy in Beijing read. The Embassy would later deny the messages authenticity, perhaps at the...
  • What Is A Social Justice Warrior (SJW)?

    08/14/2015 5:02:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Roosh V ^ | Roosh
    Social justice warriors believe in an extreme left-wing ideology that combines feminism, progressivism, and political correctness into a totalitarian system that attempts to censor speech and promote fringe lifestyles while actively discriminating against men, particularly white men. They are the internet activist arm of Western progressivism that acts as a vigilante group to ensure compliance and homogeny of far left thought. The true definition of SJW is up for debate, but most generally it has become a catch-all term that describes feminists and liberals who actively try to solve the perceived social injustices of modern society by organizing in online...
  • Can We Recalibrate? (Red State)

    08/14/2015 11:39:45 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 156 replies
    RedState ^ | August 14,2014 | By: Erick Erickson (Diary)
    I want to beat Hillary Clinton next year. I want to beat her with a Republican who is not just another party apparatchik surrounded by lower level party apparatchiks within the Republican Party. But I know we cannot beat Hillary Clinton with this level of anger. We wont be able to draw people to our side and our cause like this. I get the anger. I do. I am angry at the betrayal and the repeated lies from Washington Republicans who say they love children, but wont even defund Planned Parenthood. I get the anger of voters who sent men...
  • Tianjin Explosions: Natural Disasters In China Prompt Wave Of Media Censorship

    08/13/2015 2:06:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    ibtimes ^ | August 13 2015 3:28 AM EDT | Mark Hanrahan 
    As Chinese rescue workers and emergency services raced to respond to the deadly explosions that rocked the port city of Tianjin Wednesday, another group of Chinese officials, with a very different purpose, also sprang into action: the country's censors and security officials, intent on limiting coverage of the disaster by conventional media outlets and social media. Authorities in Tianjin have been attempting to tightly control information about the disaster. Journalists and nonessential personnel were being kept six miles away from the scene of the blasts, the Los Angeles Times reported. In addition, a CNN correspondent reporting live from outside a...
  • That's Not Funny Today's College Students Can't Seem To Take A Joke

    08/10/2015 8:50:55 AM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2015 | Caitlan Flanagan
    hree comics sat around a caf table in the chilly atrium of the Minneapolis Convention Center, talking about how to create the cleanest possible set. Dont do whats in your gut, Zoltan Kaszas said. Better safe than sorry, Chinedu Unaka offered. Feraz Ozel mused about the first time hed ever done stand-up: three minutes on giving his girlfriend herpes and banging his grandma. That was out. This was not a case of professionals approaching a technical problem as an intellectual exercise. Money was riding on the answer. They had come to Minneapolis in the middle of a brutal winter for...
  • Cruz, Walker Huckabee, Bush: Red State Gathering live video

    08/08/2015 5:54:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 119 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 8, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    ATLANTA The Red State Gathering picks back up today with its live streaming video, as four more presidential hopefuls make their case to nearly 1,000 conservative activists. The first to make his way to the stage will be Mike Huckabee at 9 am ET. Ted Cruz has the 11:30 slot before lunch, Jeb Bush is scheduled for 1:30, and Scott Walker closes out the formal schedule at 4:30. The venue then shifts to the College Football Hall of Fame, where Donald Trump had been scheduled to speak, but now Megyn Kelly has been invited in his place. (Note: I...
  • Judge Rules Government Has Right to Know Who Its Opponents Are [semi-news]

    08/03/2015 9:53:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein ordered Citizens United to turn over the names, addresses, and amounts of money contributed to the organization by its donors to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. It is clear that the activities of Citizens United, if successful, would result in a serious obstacle to the governments interests, Judge Stein wrote. The governments ability to fend off this threat is hampered by the anonymity of this organizations supporters. If people want to oppose the government they should come out of the shadows. Stein dismissed fears that the government might take reprisals against its opponents as...
  • College disciplines student for Facebook comments about Baltimore riot

    08/02/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Reuters
    DALLAS A Texas Christian University student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said Friday. TCU said Harry Vincent, a 19-year-old sophomore, violated two Student Code of Conduct provisions concerning infliction of bodily or emotional harm and disorderly conduct. He has seen his campus access restricted by receiving a one-year suspension from extracurricular activities, on-campus living and the use of non-academic facilities such as the cafeteria and recreational center. Among the comments are a Facebook post that reads: These...
  • American deemed a problematic word by University of New Hampshire

    07/30/2015 8:42:09 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    A Bias-Free Language Guide used by the University of New Hampshire includes American in a list of problematic words. Americanjoins illegal alien, mothering, fathering, and a collection of other words that are frowned upon by the university, education watchdog Campus Reform reported Tuesday.
  • Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videos

    07/29/2015 5:45:03 PM PDT · by BAW · 190 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 29, 2015 | AP
    A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research. The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.
  • BREAKING: Court blocks pro-life group from releasing new fetal body part videos

    07/29/2015 7:13:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Life Site ^ | July 29, 2015 | John Jalsevac
    The California Superior Court has issued a narrow temporary restraining order preventing the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a pro-life group, from releasing further undercover video footage taken of three top-level staff of StemExpress. CMP is the organization behind the series of three videos released over the past three weeks exposing the alleged harvesting and sale of body parts from aborted babies by Planned Parenthood body parts that are then purchased by StemExpress. CMP has alleged that the fees paid by StemExpress to Planned Parenthood violate federal law prohibiting the sale and trafficking of human tissue. While Planned Parenthood...
  • PP Tries To Silence Undercover Videos By Sending Threatening Letters To TV Stations

    07/28/2015 2:12:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 28, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    On Tuesday the third undercover video of Planned Parenthood's despicable practiceswas released bythe Center for Medical Progress, but as the blog Jammie Wearing Fools highlights, some people may not see itif PP gets its way: Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota warned news outlets today that airing undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress could violate patient privacy. Planned Parenthood says the videos violate laws however no wrong doing by the Center for Medical Progress has been proven. "The material should not be aired," states a press release sent out to the stations. Thisabsurdly transparent...
  • China's Christians protest 'evil' Communist campaign to tear down crosses

    07/27/2015 11:19:17 AM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 27, 2015 | Tom Phillips
    Christian leaders including an 89-year-old bishop have taken to the streets of eastern China to protest against an evil campaign to remove crosses that many see as a coordinated Communist party attack on their faith. Activists say more than 1,200 crosses have been stripped from churches in Zhejiang province since the government initiative began in late 2013. There has been a spike in such actions in recent weeks. On Friday, around 20 Catholic clergy staged a rare public demonstration in Wenzhou a coastal city known as the Jerusalem of the East including Vincent Zhu Weifang, its...
  • How Sony sanitized the new Adam Sandler movie to please Chinese censors

    07/24/2015 12:39:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 24, 2015, 1:30 p.m. GMT | Baldwin and Kristina Cooke
    In a 2013 script for the movie Pixels, intergalactic aliens blast a hole in one of Chinas national treasures the Great Wall. That scene is gone from the final version of the sci-fi comedy, starring Adam Sandler and released by Sony Pictures Entertainment this week in the United States. The aliens strike iconic sites elsewhere, smashing the Taj Mahal in India, the Washington Monument and parts of Manhattan. Sony executives spared the Great Wall because they were anxious to get the movie approved for release in China, a review of internal Sony Pictures emails shows. It is just one...
  • South Carolina Petition Demonstrates What Happens When You Try to Compromise With the

    07/14/2015 11:32:21 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 13, 2015 | Dave Blount
    What are the odds that this petition will have any success? The African American Monument on the South Carolina State House grounds was erected in 2001 as part of a bi-partisan compromise reached in 2000 to move the Confederate battle flag from the State House dome and place it at the Confederate Soldiers Monument. Given the recent outcry to remove the battle flag from the State House grounds completely, the people of South Carolina view this as a reneging of the 2000 compromise. Therefore, the people of South Carolina implore the South Carolina State Legislature to pass legislation calling for...
  • Top GOP Donor Wants Donald Trump Banned from First Debate

    07/12/2015 4:29:08 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 84 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 7, 2015 | Staff
    A top establishment Republican donor reportedly wants Donald Trump banned from the first presidential debate... And that is not sitting well with some of the partys top donors, many of whom favor pro-amnesty legislation and do want to see their establishment darlings like Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 80% challenged on the issue. According to an Associated Press report, Republican donor John Jordan said Monday that GOP leaders should take steps to block Trumps access to the first presidential debate in early August. Someone in the party ought to start some sort of petition saying, If Trumps going...
  • State Silences Bakers Who Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Couple, Fines Them $135K

    07/03/2015 5:14:13 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 90 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian finalized a preliminary ruling today ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, the bakers who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to the couple they denied service. This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage, Avakian wrote. It is about a businesss refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal. In the ruling, Avakian placed an effective gag order on the Kleins, ordering them to cease and desist from speaking publicly about not wanting to bake cakes for...
  • Emails Show Hillarys State Department Communicating With Google About Blocked Benghazi Video

    07/01/2015 1:30:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/1/15 | Stephen Gutowski
    Emails among State Department officials show the administration was in contact with Google regarding a blocked YouTube video after President Obama conceded that the Benghazi attack was a preplanned act of terror. On Sept. 27, 2012, Nora Toiv, a special assistant to the counselor of the Department, sent an email to other State Department officials with the subject line RE: Google and YouTube. The email referenced a phone conversation with a person named Sue who assured Toiv a block would remain on an unnamed video at least through Oct. 1, 2012. Sue just called back and the block will stay...
  • THE SILENCING: Paper Will Limit Anti-Gay Marriage Op-Eds

    06/26/2015 2:27:59 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 101 replies
    daily caller ^ | 06/26/15 | Betsy Rothstein
    The editorial board of PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. is taking a hardcore stance against those who disagree with the Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay marriage. As a result of Fridays ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will no longer accept, nor will it print, op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage, they declared. After receiving strong pushback, the newspapers editorial board, which is overseen by Editorial Page Editor John Micek, quickly revised its policy. Freedom of speech will be allowed but only for a limited period of time. Micek explained on Twitter: Clarification: We will not...
  • Tim Cook takes Apple down the dark road of censorship

    06/25/2015 11:16:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 37 replies
    CiO Magazine ^ | Jun 25, 2015 10:47 AM PT | By Jim Lynch
    A couple of days ago, I wrote about the difficulties Apple would face if it tried to censor the Confederate flag in its online stores. Unfortunately, the company - under Tim Cook's leadership - wasted no time in engaging in reactionary censorship of the Confederate flag in its app store. Touch Arcade and other sites are reporting that Apple has begun a ham-handed purge of the app store. The company has removed games and apps that include the Confederate flag: It's looking like Apple has pulled everything from the App Store that features a Confederate flag, regardless of context. The...
  • Dem. Senator Hopes The DOJ Sues Global Warming Deniers

    06/25/2015 1:12:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 25, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is not a fan of anyone who disagrees with him about man-made global warming. And at an event hosted by environmentalists, he made it clear just how much he doesnt like skeptics. But, this vast denial apparatus that propagates the false doubt, that props up the phony science, that gets these yahoos who cant survive peer-reviewed scrutiny onto Fox News, onto the cable shows, saying that their scientists, they create an artificial conflict about this and thats why I think theres doubt, the Rhode Island Democrat told attendees at a League of Conservation Voters event in...
  • Memo to: Nikki Haley (and the rest of the GOP) Thanks for opening the flood gates.

    06/25/2015 6:31:43 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 62 replies
    6/25/2015 | Self
    Dear Ms. Haley: Has it dawned on you that you cannot repeat - Cannot placate a mob of leftists bent on the destruction of freedom? That should have been obvious to you BEFORE your pandered to the masses. But alas, it should be readily apparent to you NOW. You could have simply waited a few news cycles and the whole thing would have blown over with the media chasing after yet another squirrel. This is what Communists on the Countrys left do all the time they Stonewall (oops! Can I even use that expression any more?) delay and...
  • A modest proposal: Lets ban the Mexican flag.

    06/24/2015 6:06:56 AM PDT · by StaffiT · 86 replies
    June 18, 2015 | Anonymous
    So-called liberals are proudly displaying their disdain for Liberty calling for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from our midst. They say that the losers in a war shouldnt get to fly their flag, and theyve arbitrarily decided it represents racism not to mention it was right there with the Charleston Church shooter. Okay, lets apply that rationale to the flag of Mexico they lost a war with the US and as for racism, we should check with La Raza on that score. In addition the Mexican flag represents a clear and present danger to US sovereignty via...
  • Conservative Emails flagged as Spam?

    06/23/2015 7:13:38 PM PDT · by NYAmerican · 16 replies
    Lately I notice, more and more frequently, conservative themed emails I receive are being classified as "Spam" by my email providers (primarily Yahoo, but also Gmail). Of course these emails contain NONE of the classic "Spam" keywords.....just keywords likely considered offensive by today's Leftist Internet "Moguls"...such as "Scott Walker", "Tea Party", etc. (and of course, I click "Not Spam"). Doesn't seem to happen at all for any other non Spam emails....just Conservative themed emails. Anyone else notice the same thing?
  • Warner Bros. Removing Confederate Flag From 'Dukes of Hazzard' Car [Aug 2012]

    06/23/2015 6:18:39 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 89 replies
    Screen Crush ^ | 8-27-2012 | Mike Sampson
    The General Lee - Bo and Luke Duke's vehicle of choice from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' - is a classic and instantly recognizable Hollywood car. But it's about to get a little less recognizable as Warner Bros., the studio that owns the theatrical, DVD and licensing rights to 'The Dukes of Hazzard,' has decided to remove the confederate flag from all future versions of the car. The news has reportedly been floating around the hobby community over the past few days as 'Dukes of Hazzard' collectors became aware of a new regulation. A collector on HobbyTalk.com was told by a...
  • EBay bans sales of Confederate flag on its site (And Etsy,Amazon, too)

    06/23/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 232 replies
    AP ^ | 6-23-2015 | Joseph Pisani
    Calling it a "contemporary symbol of divisiveness and racism," eBay said Tuesday that it will ban the sale of Confederate flags and similarly themed merchandise. "This decision is consistent with our long-standing policy that prohibits items that promote or glorify hatred, violence and racial intolerance," said eBay spokeswoman Johnna Hoff. The e-commerce company is the latest to prohibit the sale of Confederate merchandise following Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp.
  • GWU cancels suspension of student who displayed Hindu swastika

    06/23/2015 10:35:27 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 28 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 27, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    WASHINGTON: Following outcry from several groups, a prestigious American university has decided to rescind its suspension order against a student who displayed a Hindu swastika on his residence hall's bulletin board. The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) welcomed the move to rescind the interim suspension order by the George Washington University (GWU). HAF associate director of public policy, Harsh Voruganti, said that the decision reflects the facts of this case and the efforts by Hindu organisations to educate campus officials about the sacredness of the Indian swastika. The small, bronze, swastika was displayed by the student on March 16 on a...
  • Dutch Government/TV station sabotage Geert Wilders planned broadcast

    06/20/2015 5:19:43 AM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies
    VladTepes blog ^ | June 20, 2015 | Eeyore
    Dutch Government/TV station sabotage Geert Wilders planned broadcastShowing that the Netherlands, like most of Europe and Canada, are at least partly under the sharia and moving more that direction and away from our own cultural and constitutionally mandated laws where they conflict with islamic values. Wilders blames sabotage for failure to broadcast Mohammed cartoonsThe national public broadcasting company NPO is investigating why a party political broadcast by the PVV showing anti-Mohammed drawings was not transmitted as planned. PVV leader Geert Wilders pledged to show the drawings during the broadcast but instead an old item was aired instead. Wilders has...
  • Spike to Cut Clint Eastwoods Caitlyn Jenner Joke from Guys Choice Awards Telecast

    06/14/2015 1:12:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 26 replies
    Variety ^ | June 8, 2015 | Alex Stedman
    It looks like Spike TV didn’t find Clint Eastwood’s joke about Caitlyn Jenner during the Guys’ Choice Awards taping on Saturday very funny. A rep for the male-centered network said the reference will be cut from the telecast. “We will remove the reference in the version that will air,” David Schwarz, Spike TV senior vice president of communications, said in a statement. During the taping, while presenting “San Andreas” star Dwayne Johnson with a special award, Eastwood compared Johnson to other athletes-turned-actors like “Jim Brown and Caitlyn Somebody.” Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, made her debut as a...
  • Nobel Prize-winning scientist says he was forced to resign ("the trouble with women in science")

    A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist says he was forced to resign after sexist comments drew widespread condemnation. Tim Hunt told The Observer newspaper in a story published Sunday that he had been "hung out to dry" after being forced out of an honorary post at University College London and losing his position with the European Research Council science committee. The university and the research council didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. The 72-year-old Hunt said he was never given a chance to explain his position. The trouble started when he told the World Conference of Science Journalists in South...
  • The Silencing

    06/09/2015 5:56:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Kirsten Powers gets it. There is an assault on free speech in this country that is coming from the political left. But the people responsible for it are not liberals. They arent worthy of the title of liberal, which presupposes a degree of tolerance for opposing opinions. They are illiberal leftists and they are crushing the free exchange of ideas in this country. To make matters worse, they know exactly what they are doing and why they are doing it. In other words, they are not ignorant of, or merely indifferent to, constitutional principles. They are at war with them....
  • No Enemies on the Left at Obamas DOJ

    06/06/2015 6:37:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2015 | Timothy Daughtry
    Leftists in Europe have long used the phrase pas dennemis gauche no enemies on the left as a rallying call to overcome the internal squabbles of the left and to unite themselves against those who would resist the statist agenda. And now evidence has emerged that this rallying cry of European leftists is also the ideological filter through which the Department of Justice seeks to understand violent extremism in the United States. Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon reported on June 1 that the DOJs National Institute of Justice has awarded $585,719 to Michigan State University...
  • Senator Wants RICO Prosecution of "Climate Change Deniers" [semi-satire]

    06/05/2015 5:32:39 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 June 2015 | John Semmens
    Arguing that "the threat of global climate change is the greatest crisis we have ever faced," Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Conn) has called for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to employ the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act against those who dispute the threat. "Can we really afford to engage in debate when the world is literally melting right before our eyes?" Whitehouse wanted to know. "Those who try to insert feigned skepticism as a barrier to action are worse than jihadi terrorists. They are shills for the corrupt industries that profiteer off Americans' selfish addictions to comfort and mobility....
  • Liberal Students Are Terrifying Their Own Professors

    06/04/2015 6:01:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Modern progressive college students have become so militant theyre frightening their own like-minded professors, according to an account posted by one such professor on the website Vox. The professor, using the pseudonym Edward Schlosser, claims to have taught for nine years and currently works at a midsize state college. Over that time, he says, students have decisively shifted to become so protective of their fragile emotions that defying their sensibilities can be suicidal for ones career. Things have changed since I started teaching, Schlosser writes. The vibe is different. I wish there were a less blunt way to put this,...