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  • Warning: Facebook Has Gone Full Purge. They’re Deleting Alternative Media Pages En Masse!

    07/09/2018 7:21:13 AM PDT · by davikkm · 63 replies
    IWB ^ | SatyapriyaCC
    Here’s a list of all the pages I know of which have been deleted or unpublished indefinitely: Collectively Conscious (915K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018. Natural Cures Not Medicine (2.3M followers) – Deleted on June 11th, 2018. I Want to Be 100% Organic (700K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018. Viral Alternative News (500K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018. Organic Health (230K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018. Natural Cures From Food (120K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018. Heart Centered Rebalancing (3.9M followers) – Deleted a few years ago. Awareness Act (1.1M...
  • Seattle Mayor: Confederate monument and statue of Lenin need to go

    07/07/2018 7:56:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 8/18/17 | JOHN SEXTON
    The removal of offensive monuments took a unique turn in Seattle. Mayor Ed Murray asked a cemetery to remove a Confederate monument erected in 1926 but also requested the removal of a large statue of Vladimir Lenin. From the Seattle Times: The monument, erected in 1926 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Lenin statue are both on private property. Still, Murray said, he believes they should be removed. “Not only do these kinds of symbols represent historic injustices, their existence causes pain among those who themselves or whose family members have been impacted by these atrocities,” Murray...
  • Twitter is sweeping out fake accounts like never before, putting user growth at risk

    07/07/2018 11:58:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 6 2018 | Craig Timberg and Elizabeth Dwoskin
    Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than 1 million a day in recent months, a major shift to lessen the flow of disinformation on the platform, according to data obtained by The Washington Post. The rate of account suspensions, which Twitter confirmed to The Post, has more than doubled since October, when the company revealed under congressional pressure how Russia used fake accounts to interfere in the U.S. presidential election. Twitter suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June, and the pace has continued in July, according to the data. The...
  • Richmond, Va., Panel Recommends Removing Jefferson Davis Statue

    07/04/2018 6:44:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    https://www.npr.org/ ^ | 7/3/18 | CLARE LOMBARDO
    Just weeks before last year's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced a new commission to recommend "how to best tell the real story" of the Confederate-era and other statues on Monument Avenue, a tree-lined street known as one of the city's tourist destinations. Then the white nationalists gathered in Charlottesville, some 70 miles away. They rallied around a statue of Robert E. Lee that had been slated for removal during an August weekend that turned violent. The next week, Stoney added to the Richmond group's charge: The commission would examine the possible removal or...
  • Trump: NSA call record purge is 'a disgrace'

    07/03/2018 9:02:04 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2018
    President Trump called the National Security Agency's recently announced mass-deletion of call records "a disgrace" Tuesday, and appeared to link the purge with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible campaign collusion with Russia. The NSA said last week that it began deleting call records on May 23 from a three-year period beginning in 2015 after "technical irregularities" resulted in "the production to NSA of some [call records] that NSA was not authorized to receive." Trump suggested there was more to the story.
  • School honoring Confederate general to be renamed for Obama

    06/19/2018 4:19:30 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/19/2018 | Christopher Carbone
    The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Richmond School Board voted 6-1 Monday to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School to Barack Obama Elementary School.
  • Richmond school drops Confederate name in favor of Barack Obama

    06/19/2018 6:09:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2018 | By Madison Park
    A Richmond, Virginia, elementary school will switch its name from that of a Confederate general to that of the nation's first black President. On Monday, the Richmond school board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary as Barack Obama Elementary School. Members of the school's community submitted ideas for a new name and students at the Richmond school, which is 95% African-American, voted among seven choices. The top three finalists were: Barack Obama, Northside and Wishtree. Last year, a school board in Mississippi dropped the name Jefferson Davis, for the president of the Confederacy, in favor of naming an elementary school...
  • Supreme Court allows Ohio voter purge

    06/11/2018 7:57:15 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 88 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | 11 June 2018 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. A handful of other states also use voters’ inactivity to trigger a process that could lead to their removal from the voting rolls. Justice Samuel Alito said for the court that Ohio is complying with the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. He was joined by his four conservative colleagues. The four...
  • N. Korea Punishes Those Linked to Bus Crash with Chinese Tourists... Four were Shot...

    06/07/2018 4:08:15 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 2018-06-06 | Jun Sungha
    /begin my excerpts N. Korea Punishes Those Linked to Bus Crash with Chinese Tourists... Four were Shot and Military Leadership Replaced According to N. Korean sources, four people were shot as a punishment for the bus crash which led to the death of 32 Chinese tourists, many of whom are left-wing (hardcore communist) Chinese academics. Hwang Yong-shik, the chief executive of Korea Kumgang Group (KKG), and its commissar were among the executed. In addition to the news of Hwang's execution, the sources also said that Kim Jong-gak, Director of General Political Bureau, and Park Yong-shik, Defense Minister, also took the...
  • Turkish military purges decimate career officer, pilot ranks

    05/30/2018 10:26:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | May 29, 2018 | Metin Gurcan
    The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) are gearing up for a new round of purges, even as they struggle to recover from the initial culling that followed the failed coup of July 2016.Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli announced April 18 that a secret cell of 3,000 officers and noncommissioned officers (NCOs) affiliated with alleged coup mastermind Fethullah Gulen, a Sunni cleric who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, had been identified. All of them, he promised, would be dismissed. As of May 18, some 550 officers and NCOs had already been arrested. According to government investigators, senior leaders of the so-called Fethullah Gulen Terror Organization (FETO),...
  • Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance

    05/22/2018 2:05:55 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 58 replies
    AP ^ | 5/20/18
    <p>AP) — A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan’s Kalamazoo.</p> <p>And at the University of Michigan, regents have voted to strip a former school president’s name from a campus science building because he lent his scientific expertise to groups that were in favor of selective reproduction, also known as eugenics.</p>
  • Reed College Students Demand Removal Of White Authors From Humanities Course

    05/12/2018 5:31:04 AM PDT · by blam · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-12-2018 | Tom Ciccotta
    Students at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, are demanding the removal of white and European authors from a mandatory humanities course at the college. Reed College caved to student protesters in April after they demanded that white authors be removed from the college’s Humanities 110 course. Now, the course will focus primarily on ancient Mediterranean authors. Reed College professors have responded with confusion at the allegation that the Humanities 110 course is “too white.” “The idea that Hum 110 is a ‘white’ course is very strange to me,” Jay Dickson, a professor of English, recently said in a comment to...
  • The End of an Era at RedState

    04/28/2018 6:52:00 AM PDT · by libstripper · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | April 27, 2018 | Dan McLaughlin
    I wrote at RedState for 12 years, from shortly after its founding in 2004 to the end of the 2016 primaries, and I continue to value many of its current and former writers as friends, so it is with a lot of sadness that I learned of this morning’s summary firing of its Editor-in-Chief, Caleb Howe, and about half of the site’s writers. The site will go on, and has retained a number of talented people who will still be worth reading, but this clearly marks the end of an era and the end of the site’s distinctive grassroots anti-establishment...
  • Students target frats for 'cultural appropriation' (no more Toga Parties)

    04/27/2018 7:45:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 26, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    Student senators at the University of Washington-Seattle recently introduced a bill that would require fraternities to prevent "cultural appropriation" during social gatherings. [Snip] ... the bill is necessary because many "mainstream [fraternity] celebrations further perpetuate stereotypes minority groups have to face," adding that they contribute to the "harm that minority students face" on campus.
  • 'Oh! Susanna' songwriter's statue removed from Pittsburgh park after criticism

    04/27/2018 12:59:08 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/26/2018
    Stephen Foster's other songs include "Camptown Races," ''My Old Kentucky Home," ''Beautiful Dreamer" and "Old Folks at Home." A 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo. In October, the Pittsburgh Art Commission voted to take the Stephen Foster sculpture out of Schenley Plaza and find it a new home. For now, it will remain in a storage lot, out of the public view. On Thursday, workers used straps and construction equipment to lift the...
  • 'Oh! Susanna' songwriter's statue removed amid criticism

    04/26/2018 12:35:46 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 40 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 04/26/18 | AP
    <p>A 118-year-old statue of the "Oh! Susanna" songwriter was removed from a Pittsburgh park Thursday after criticism that the work is demeaning because it includes a slave sitting at his feet, plucking a banjo.</p> <p>In October, the Pittsburgh Art Commission voted to take the Stephen Foster sculpture out of Schenley Plaza and find it a new home. For now, it will remain in a storage lot, out of the public view.</p>
  • Crews remove controversial Stephen Foster statue in Oakland

    04/26/2018 10:08:05 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 30 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 26 April 2018 | Bob Bauder
    Updated 23 minutes ago Pittsburgh's monument to native son Stephen Collins Foster has returned to its old stomping ground. A Department of Public Works crew removed the controversial statue of the Antebellum songwriter known as the father of American music early Thursday from Forbes Avenue in Oakland and hauled it by flatbed truck to a facility in Highland Park. The city will store it until officials find it a permanent home. The 1,000-pound, 10-foot-high bronze statue stood at the entrance to Oakland's Schenley Park for 74 years after the city moved it from its original location near the entrance to...
  • Greenfield: Understanding the McMaster NSC Purge

    08/09/2017 8:19:55 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 64 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 8/9/17 | Greenfield
    Monday, August 07, 2017 Understanding the McMaster NSC Purge Posted by Daniel Greenfield Derek Harvey was a man who saw things coming. He had warned of Al Qaeda when most chose to ignore it. He had seen the Sunni insurgency rising when most chose to deny it. The former Army colonel had made his reputation by learning the lay of the land. In Iraq that meant sleeping on mud floors and digging into documents to figure out where the threat was coming from. It was hard to imagine anyone better qualified to serve as President Trump’s top Middle East adviser...
  • Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster statue, scrutinized as racist, comes down

    04/26/2018 6:06:41 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 53 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 26, 2018 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - The statue of composer Stephen Foster that stood in Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood since 1940 was removed Thursday morning. Controversial for its portrayal of Foster, a Lawrenceville native, with an African American man seated below him, the bronze statue has been scrutinized as racist for years. Future of Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster statue in question Pittsburgh’s Art Commission decided with a unanimous vote on Oct. 25 that the 10x4 foot statue, which sits on a granite base, would come down within six months. Under city code, the Art Commission is responsible for overseeing the alteration, relocation or...
  • Conservative Black American Role Models Are Being Erased From History

    04/21/2018 12:55:50 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 21 replies
    There is a tragedy of historical and philosophical ignorance that is benefitting a tiny handful of people at the expense and well-being of the vast majority of black Americans. This tragedy is the purposeful erasing from the education system the history of successful black Americans before the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and the reason for their success and that of large numbers of other blacks. The leading black American at the turn of the 20th century was Booker T. Washington, whose approach was the virtual opposite of todayÂ’s grievance-focused approach that looks to government for personal progress. Washington,...