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  • Rejecting reality? Facebook blurs Presidential seal during Trump’s speech to veterans

    11/17/2018 8:56:48 AM PST · by deandg99 · 10 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/17/2018 | Joe Newby
    On Thursday, President Trump gave a speech addressing the administration’s efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs. But for some reason, the Presidential Seal and the White House logo were blurred out of the Facebook Live video, something which didn’t go unnoticed. “The video of Trump giving gratitude to veterans has the Presidential Seal obscured. Pretty straightforward to do, like what Google does for faces and license plates on Streetview, but requires dedicated compute resources – it doesn’t happen by accident,” said a post at Free Republic. “Probably somebody inside the company thinking they’re doing something cheeky. This kind...
  • PayPal De-platforms *BitChute* (vid alternative to YouTube)

    11/14/2018 8:14:58 AM PST · by gaijin · 31 replies
    BitChute, StyxenHammer ^ | Nov 14, 2018 | me
    At first BitChute was somewhat iffy. In recent months membership grew spectacularly and I began to wonder if some day it could supplant YouTube: In response PayPal has apparently done to BitChute what it did to Gab, they stopped processing payments for BitChute. What do you think of this..? What do you think will be the long-run implications of the move..?
  • FLorida Rep. Conservative Matt Gaetz Banned by Twitter Police & Blocked by BSO filming ballots

    11/12/2018 5:03:38 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    Twitter @mattgaetz Saved to FR at midnight | November 12,2018 | Twitter of Matt Gaetz
    Traffic blocked at Fort Lauderdale airport after suspicious package found,BSO says (ballot boxes in car) November 12, 2018 12:10:08 AM EST · This is 100% true. Not satire or game. It is on FL Congressman’s Matt Gaetz’s twitter feeder: Matt Gaetz is on FOX News right now. Matt Gaetz @ mattgaetz Fort Walton Beach, FL The personal and occasionally shadow-banned account of Northwest Florida’s outspoken conservative congressman. “He’s a machine” says @realDonaldTrump #OpenGaetz mattgaetz.com 69,477 FOLLOWERS Matt Gaetz retweeted Lauren Cooley @laurenacooley 34m...........Spent time at #FLL this evening. @BrowardVotes staff is so incompetent, one member left SOE boxes in the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] FEAR, THREATS, and INTIMIDATION?

    11/10/2018 3:24:04 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Fr. Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | November 9, 2018 | Fr. Hunwicke
    FEAR, THREATS, and INTIMIDATION? The disquiet about broad hints of Internet Censorship of Catholic writers which emerged from the 'Synod' is only just dying down, and now the admirable Fr Zuhlsdorf and other usually reliable sources have reported that there are two congruous stories circulating about the kindly and paternal interest which Bergoglian Rome is taking in two particular bishops. (1) Cardinal Burke. The rumour apparently is that the Nuncio has told American Bishops not to invite Cardinal Burke to their dioceses and, if he turns up, not to attend events which he addresses. Cardinals are entitled to go...
  • Official Court Documents Reveal Google Believes Free Speech Is “Disastrous” For Society

    11/09/2018 7:14:12 AM PST · by deandg99 · 12 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/09/2018 | Tim Brown
    Frankly, as soon as Google began engaging in censorship and manipulating search results, they should have been shut down. They received millions of taxpayer dollars illegally and unconstitutionally through a CIA-front group to get started. As such, they should be held to the same restraints that the federal government is concerning speech and while they are not those who may legislate, they should be those who are not allowed to censor. Recent court documents are now revealing just how Communistic Google actually is as they have now stated that free speech is “disastrous” for a society. In a statement filed...
  • A note on the other kind of schism

    11/08/2018 2:34:20 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    In Light of the Law ^ | November 7, 2018 | Ed Peters
    A note on the other kind of schism November 7, 2018 Most Catholics correctly, but incompletely, understand schism as “the refusal of submission to the Supreme Pontiff” (1983 CIC 751). Overlooked here—perhaps because it is much rarer than is typical ‘anti-papal schism’ and is harder to spot when it does occur—is the second kind of schism, namely, “the refusal … of communion with the members of the Church subject to him” (1983 CIC 751). In other words schism comes in two varieties, ‘vertical schism’ whereby one refuses submission to the Roman Pontiff and ‘horizontal schism’ whereby one refuses to extend that...
  • If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama (oldie, January 2016)

    11/07/2018 6:00:55 PM PST · by God luvs America · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/30/2016 | James Risen
    If Donald J. Trump decides as president to throw a whistle-blower in jail for trying to talk to a reporter, or gets the F.B.I. to spy on a journalist, he will have one man to thank for bequeathing him such expansive power: Barack Obama. Mr. Trump made his animus toward the news media clear during the presidential campaign, often expressing his disgust with coverage through Twitter or in diatribes at rallies. So if his campaign is any guide, Mr. Trump seems likely to enthusiastically embrace the aggressive crackdown on journalists and whistle-blowers that is an important yet little understood component...
  • The 'Racist Ad' and News Judgment

    11/07/2018 9:44:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    During the last weekend before the 2018 midterms, the media decided an ad by President Trump was "racist" and therefore refused to air it. CNN, NBC, Facebook and even Fox News took that position. The "star" of this commercial is Luis Bracamontes, a Mexican citizen who has repeatedly entered America illegally and who shot two California police deputies dead in 2014. In January, Fox News aired footage of Bracamontes boasting in court: "I don't (expletive) regret that (expletive). The only thing that I (expletive) regret is that I (expletive) killed two. I wish I (expletive) killed more of those...
  • [Catholic Caucus]Rome Pressures Publisher to Restrict Book on Whistleblower Viganò

    11/06/2018 5:38:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 4, 2018 | Juliana Freitag
    Rome Pressures Publisher to Restrict Book on Whistleblower Viganò An Italian author has just published a volume detailing the work of whistleblower Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò — but Church officials have pressured the publishing company to restrict future editions so as to protect Pope Francis' image and reputation. At the end of October, renowned Vatican expert Aldo Maria Valli announced the release of his latest book, Il caso Viganò — Il dossier che ha svelato il più grande scandalo all’interno della Chiesa ("The Viganò case — the dossier which unveiled the Church’s greatest internal scandal"). The book is a compilation of all of Valli’s articles about the astounding...
  • Player anger over Rainbow Six Siege changes [made for Red China]

    11/05/2018 7:18:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    bbc ^ | 5 November 2018
    Wide-ranging Chinese state rules on what video games can depict are believed to be behind the need to modify Rainbow Six. The revamp would mean Rainbow Six had a "single, global version" so it would be easier to maintain and introduce new features, said Ubisoft. It illustrated its blogpost with images showing what some scenes and icons would look like in the new version. The illustrations depict skulls and knives being swapped for more anodyne images and some elements, such as slot machines, being removed entirely. The modified images and maps will be introduced with the Year 3, Season 4...
  • Fox News Joins CNN & NBC in Pulling Trump Ad On Caravan

    11/05/2018 10:00:09 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 88 replies
    CNN already wouldn't show it. The liberals went ballistic when NBC did, so they apologized this morning and said they wouldn't run it. Now Fox and Fox Business said they will not run it anymore because they've looked at it and determined it's racist. I've linked the ad, and basically, the Dems are calling it an attack on immigrants which is false. There is a difference in legal and illegal immigration. Secondly, it denies the fact that there are people who enter this country illegally or who are falsely claiming asylum that are criminals, drug dealers, and not good people....
  • Google Rejects Blackburn Ad [semi-satire]

    11/05/2018 10:42:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    The communications giant rejected a political ad from Tennessee Republican senate candidate Marsha Blackburn because “it shows Democrats in a bad light.” The ad shows Democrat mobs engaged in several incidents of violence and threats of violence. Google did not dispute the truth of the content. Google CEO Pichai Sundararajan explained that “truth is not a defense against bad manners. Pointing out some else’s faults is not the way to start a beneficial dialog. The criticized party is not usually motivated by criticism to modify his behavior in the direction desired. Rather than allow Ms. Blackburn to waste her money...
  • Student groups furious at Cal State-Long Beach for supporting First Amendment

    11/05/2018 7:33:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    College Fix ^ | November 4, 2018 | Staff
    A coalition of liberal student organizations has condemned California State-Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley and her administration for allowing an event hosted by the school’s Turning Point USA group. On October 23, TPUSA hosted conservative pundits Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens who were greeted by some 200 demonstrators protesting outside the venue. The activists chanted phrases such as “Go home, fascists” and “Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here.”
  • The domain Gab.com has landed at Epik.

    11/03/2018 5:09:30 PM PDT · by akalinin · 51 replies
    Epik.com blog page ^ | 11// | Rob Monster
    The domain Gab.com has landed at Epik. This post will summarize why Epik welcomed Gab.com. It will also address why I believe the operators of the site have the right to be online. De-Platforming is Digital Censorship. Blacklisting is Digital Shunning. For those not familiar with the case, Gab.com’s ability to operate was abruptly terminated by Godaddy, among other vendors, who deemed Gab to have violated their terms of service. This de-platforming of Gab generated much discussion in the mainstream technology press. It also prompted a lively discussion in the professional domain name community, including at the popular discussion board...
  • “I was a little PISSED OFF about being PISSED ON so I started my own social network”

    11/02/2018 2:03:55 PM PDT · by deandg99 · 11 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/28/2018 | Dean Garrison
    My newest definition of irony is this: Getting angry to the point where I decided to start my own social network, on a whim, and then being slapped with a suspension hours later by Facebook. It’s a true story. Last Saturday I finally had enough and decided to do something. You might say I was pissed off about being pissed on by social media.
  • Anatomy of a Smear Campaign: Gab

    10/31/2018 7:26:13 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 12 replies
    Heretic Tribune ^ | 10/31/2018 | zyntrax
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  • [Cath Cauc] Vatican’s proposed Soviet-style tactic to quash dissent invites questions, derision

    10/30/2018 8:34:39 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 29, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    Vatican’s proposed Soviet-style tactic to quash dissent invites questions, derision October 29, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican has indicated that it will adopt the tactics of leftist activists and seek to silence the voices of those who don’t fully agree with the agenda of the current pontificate. The final Youth Synod Document proposes a system to “certify” Catholic sites in order to counteract what it deems to be “fake news about the Church.” “Final document from #Synod2018 suggests that in the digital age there is a need to certify Catholic websites in order to verify if the groups are...
  • [Cath Cauc} Synod asks Vatican to create "Vatican Certification" of Acceptable Websites

    10/30/2018 8:02:04 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 30, 2018 | New Catholic
    Liberal Censorship: Synod asks Vatican to create "Vatican Certification" of Acceptable Websites The most astonishing demand of the "Synod Fathers" who approved their final document without actually reading it is in paragraph #146: Well, well, well... We know what those "certification systems of Catholic sites" mean: a new form of censorship. The old censorship, which was excellent in intent, tried to protect Catholics from books promoting heresy and immorality. But this was when many in the Vatican itself were not themselves promoting heresy and living in utter immorality.  You can just imagine that a man in the shape of...
  • SPLC Leads Soros-Funded Groups in 'Orwellian' Attempt to Ban 'Hate Speech' on Social Media

    10/30/2018 12:45:52 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/29/18 | Tyler O'Neil
    Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) teamed up with five other groups funded by George Soros to pressure tech companies to "reduce hateful activities on their platforms." While this sounds like a noble goal, mainstream conservative and Christian groups that have fallen afoul of the SPLC warned that these liberal organizations have an "Orwellian" definition of hate that most Americans would disagree with. Worse, social media companies already seem biased against conservatives, and this SPLC campaign would only embolden that bias. https://pjmedia.com/trending/splc-leads-soros-funded-groups-in-orwellian-attempt-to-ban-hate-speech-on-social-media/
  • Vimeo kowtows to gay sex offender, deletes conservative news outlet’s videos

    10/29/2018 6:11:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Aug 14, 2012 | Peter Baklinski
    LANGLEY, British Columbia, 14 August, 12 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Video streaming service Vimeo has deleted over 200 videos from the account of a Canadian conservative internet news service after a homosexual activist and registered sex offender with a habit of threatening pro-life organizations with legal action complained to Vimeo about the content of the films. Last month, RoadKill Radio News interviewed Brian Camenker, president of the pro-traditional-family organization MassResistance.com, about a $1 million lawsuit brought against him by Adam Flanders, a homosexual activist and registered sex offender in the State of Maine. Flanders is pursuing criminal charges against Camenker for posting...