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  • (vanity) Image hosting sites?

    07/02/2020 11:23:56 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 41 replies
    me | 7/2/20 | me
    I've checked some lists of image-hosting sites, but perhaps someone can point me to good ones: -free -minimal "registration" (prefer not, or ability to use fake name) -no propaganda such as promoting BLM, homos, etc.
  • Social Credit Score Is In America: Visa Blacklisted My Business and My Family for Building Gab

    07/01/2020 9:46:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Gab ^ | June 26, 2020 | Andrew Torba
    As many of you already know we learned last week that Visa blacklisted Gab and we are now unable to process credit and debit card transactions. We learned more information this week and I think it’s important that I share it as a warning for others. It’s not just Gab that is blacklisted. It’s also my family. In China there is something called the Social Credit System, which was developed by the Communist Chinese Party as a “national reputation system.” This system tracks the “trustworthiness” of individuals, businesses, and organizations. “Trustworthiness” here means total and complete submission to the Chinese...
  • DHS Admits 600,000 Foreign H-1B Workers in American Jobs

    06/27/2020 11:39:37 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies ^ | Jun 27, 2020 | Neil Munro
    U.S. employers keep roughly 600,000 foreign H-1B visa workers in jobs throughout the United States, according to an unprecedented report released by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency. The total number of resident H-1B workers has successfully been kept secret for decades, mainly because Fortune 500 companies do not want voters to recognize the massive outsourcing of jobs for themselves and their college graduate children.
  • CONFIRMED: Facebook Senior HR Business Partner Leslie Brown FIRED following Project Veritas video!

    06/25/2020 3:58:46 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 25 2020 | vtvoultex
  • MASSIVE Release From Project Veritas PROVES Facebook is Meddling In The 2020 Election

    06/25/2020 11:28:24 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 27 replies
    Timcast citing project veritas ^ | Jun 25, 2020 | Tim Pool
    Tim Pool video covering major Project Veritas release, click link to watch video.
  • SpaceX Wants You to Try Getting Internet From Space with Starlink

    06/21/2020 7:02:42 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 58 replies
    Vice ^ | 06/18/20 | Vice
    I don't know how many people are interested in this, but I signed up to be a Beta Tester of Starlink. I'm not sure if I will get chosen but it would be fun to take part in, I think I would be a good Beta Tester, I have a computer engineering networking background.... Starlink, is a company started by Elon Musk that is attempting to create a space based internet service with hundreds if not thousands of LEO satellites... This Tuesday another rocket is scheduled to be launched that will carry 60 satellites into space. By this fall upwards...
  • Vanity: Google: Juneteenth Animation [Barf]

    06/19/2020 4:32:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Google ^ | June 19, 2020 | Me
    Google has a "Juneteenth" inspired page today. This being Google there is no historical context, and no reference to the Civil War. It looks like some scene from Africa than the US.
  • They’re watching us

    06/17/2020 4:11:16 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies
    Wisconsin Spotlight ^ | June 17, 2020 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, WI — Talk about burying the lead! The Eau Claire-Leader Telegram this week reported that Wisconsin received an “F” rating for social distancing. What the article failed to fully disclose until the 17th paragraph is that Unacast, a New York and Norway-based data analytics firm created a “social distancing scoreboard” by grabbing data from mobile phones. That information could eventually be used by health and elected officials to try to re-issue draconian stay-at-home orders to deal with the pandemic. Eau Claire County got an ‘F,’ too, by the way. How do we know? Because Unacast tapped into personal data...
  • "Not Secure"

    06/05/2020 9:09:48 AM PDT · by MeganC · 29 replies
    Myself ^ | 5 June 2020 | MeganC
    Yesterday I had no problem accessing Free Republic. Today after a Microsoft update all of my browsers say Free Republic is not secure and I have to go through a few clicks to convince my browsers that I really want to see FR anyway. Anyone else seeing this? Also, the 2004 build was installed on my computer last night.
  • Snopes fact-checker hears gunshot, describes possible assailant as a big white truck with a MAGA hat

    05/30/2020 7:20:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 30, 2020 | Brett T.
    Snopes fact-checker Jessica Lee has deleted her earlier tweets about hearing a gunshot outside her home because she’d rather not make a big thing about it online … anymore. I deleted earlier tweets about a gunshot outside my home. Law enforcement has been called, and for my safety, I’d rather not be at the center of any online debate about it. Thanks for understanding. — Jessica Lee (@byjlee) May 30, 2020 The tweet she deleted said that she’d witnessed a big white truck with a MAGA hat. Must have been a big hat.
  • Battle Over Election Fraud Heats Up [semi-satire]

    05/30/2020 2:20:25 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 May 2020 | John Semmens
    Though Twitter has a lengthy record of permitting leftists to post blatant lies and evidence-free accusations, this week it took issue with President Trump’s tweet warning of the risk of vote-fraud in vote-by-mail elections. Twitter alleged that a “fact check” shows that vote-fraud is nonexistent. It seems that the so-called fact check relied solely on repeated assertions from Democrats that vote-fraud does not exist to any serious extent. As it turns out, the assertion that vote-fraud is not a serious problem is itself a false statement. Back in 2005 a bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former President...
  • Lancet paper on Chloroquine is overhyped - Real World Data should not be a black box

    05/29/2020 9:44:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Melwy: Data Against Disease ^ | 05/27/2020 | Mostapha Benhenda
    The use of Real World Evidence in Covid-19 is growing, and that’s a good thing. Properly implemented, RWE has the potential to deliver solid results faster than Randomized Controlled Trials, as I explained in a .css-mckguv{-webkit-transition:background 0.25s var(--ease-in-out-quad),color 0.25s var(--ease-in-out-quad);transition:background 0.25s var(--ease-in-out-quad),color 0.25s var(--ease-in-out-quad);color:var(--theme-ui-colors-accent,#6166DC);}.css-mckguv:visited{color:var(--theme-ui-colors-accent,#6166DC);opacity:0.85;}.css-mckguv:hover,.css-mckguv:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}previous blog post.So I couldn’t miss the largest observational study published to date on the effects of (hydroxy-)chloroquine, in 96 032 hospitalised Covid-19 patients, from an international registry comprising 671 hospitals in six continents:Mehra, M. R., Desai, S. S., Ruschitzka, F., & Patel, A. N. (2020). ‘Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of...
  • Here We Go: Stock Market Selloff Starts Tomorrow?

    A couple of major signals suggest market selloff soon. As of past couple of days, T-Bond Futures are not correlating with the current rise in the stock market; this has historically meant a selloff eminent. Second, volume analysis suggests the very upper limit of this rally is when the S&P hits 3069 for this week. So, the selloff could come today (5/28/2020) if S&P hits 3069.
  • Twitter CEO: ‘Please leave our employees out of it’

    05/28/2020 7:12:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 75 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 27, 2020 | Greg P.
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is asking people to “please leave our employees out of it” after it was revealed that one of his senior employees hates President Trump and the people in the states who voted for him: Fact check: there is someone ultimately accountable for our actions as a company, and that’s me. Please leave our employees out of this. We’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally. And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make. — jack
  • Video: A Brief Look Of The Real Bot Farms In China That Troll In Behalf Of The CCP

    05/22/2020 2:18:50 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 14 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 05.22.2020 | Sarah Hall
    Nearly half of the Twitter accounts spreading messages on the social media platform about the coronavirus pandemic are likely bots, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University said Wednesday. Researchers culled through more than 200 million tweets discussing the virus since January and found that about 45% were sent by accounts that behave more like computerized robots than humans. It is too early to say conclusively which individuals or groups are behind the bot accounts, but researchers said the tweets appeared aimed at sowing division in America. “We do know that it looks like it’s a propaganda machine, and it definitely matches...
  • Video: Bill Gates Claims That His COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Might Affect 700K People

    05/21/2020 3:32:40 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 43 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 05.21.2020 | Alex Hall
    Mr. Gates, 64, the Microsoft co-founder, has now become the star of an explosion of conspiracy theories about the coronavirus outbreak. In posts on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, he is being portrayed as the creator of Covid-19, as a profiteer from a virus vaccine, and as part of a dastardly plot to use the illness to cull or surveil the global population. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged millions of dollars to companies developing potential novel coronavirus vaccines. In an interview on April 9 on CNBC, Gates spoke theoretically about how many people might experience side effects from...
  • INTERESTING DATA: See How Fast Life is Returning to Normal After Coronavirus in Each State

    Life is starting to slowly return to normal in some states. More people moving around. The data is from anonymized and aggregated cell phone data. See The Data...
  • Apple Update 13.5 Is Activating Contact Tracing In Some Countries

    05/21/2020 5:46:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Tech Radar ^ | 05/19/20 | Matt Swider, Gareth Beavis
    "The iOS 13.5 update also launches Apple's framework for contact tracing apps. No, the apps aren't here yet, but when governments and public health authorities do launch them, you'll be notified – anonymously – when you come into contact with someone who tests positive for Covid-19. Apple's API is the first step to rolling out these apps" 
  • Red/Blue States: Total Deaths Year-Over-Year, a COVID-19 Pattern Emerges

    05/19/2020 7:31:26 AM PDT · by wrrock · 27 replies ^ | 5/18/2020 | toptradeguru
    By comparing total death for March & April of this year with those from the same period last year, a rough measure of the pandemic’s impact emerges. The data from this analysis supports the idea that Red states (Conservative ideology) are faring better than Blue states (Liberal ideology). Graph & Table of Data.....
  • Twitch Names Transgender Streamer Who Identifies as Deer to ‘Safety Advisory Council’

    05/18/2020 3:54:36 PM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 18, 2020 | Alexander Hall
    If normal radical liberals in Big Tech weren’t bad enough, Twitch has named a transgender streamer who self-identifies as a deer to be on the platform’s “Safety Advisory Council.” ... In one, Loehr wore antlers while broadcasting and explained: “In my spare time, I go out to my yard, and I, and I prance around. And I eat grass.” While explaining this, Loehr mimed eating grass and described how “it helps me feel, like, in tune with my deer-self.” . . . Loehr claimed the cause of the harassment is merely because "I am different and twitch has platformed me.”...