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  • GOP leader wants Twitter CEO to testify on ‘shadow banning’

    08/02/2018 8:22:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Bowden - 08/02/18 | John Bowden - 08/02/18
    House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) wants Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee about allegations that Dorsey's platform participated in "shadow-banning" of conservative users. Axios reports that McCarthy sent a letter to the committee's chairman, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), urging him to request a hearing with Dorsey to learn more about "filtering and censorship practices on his platform.” “Any solution to this problem must start with accountability from companies like Twitter, whose platforms have enormous potential to impact the national conversation — and unfortunately, enormous potential for abuse,” McCarthy said, according to...
  • What Trump should say while in UK

    07/13/2018 6:34:03 AM PDT · by Tell It Right · 9 replies
    At every stop in England Trump should quote our 1st Amendment and highlight perhaps the #1 deference between us and England. #FreeTommyRobinson
  • First Televised Speech from Her Majesty, the Queen

    06/28/2018 6:28:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    royal.uk via youtube, speak-ola ^ | December 25, 1957 | Queen Elizabeth II
    It is inevitable that I should seem a rather remote figure to many of you. A successor to the Kings and Queens of history; someone whose face may be familiar in newspapers and films but who never really touches your personal lives. But now at least for a few minutes I welcome you to the peace of my own home. That it is possible for some of you to see me today is just another example of the speed at which things are changing all around us. Because of these changes I am not surprised that many people feel lost...
  • Weaponizing the First Amendment: How Free Speech Became a Conservative Cudgel

    06/30/2018 12:43:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/30/18 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — On the final day of the Supreme Court term last week, Justice Elena Kagan sounded an alarm. The court’s five conservative members, citing the First Amendment, had just dealt public unions a devastating blow. The day before, the same majority had used the First Amendment to reject a California law requiring religiously oriented “crisis pregnancy centers” to provide women with information about abortion. Conservatives, said Justice Kagan, who is part of the court’s four-member liberal wing, were “weaponizing the First Amendment.” The two decisions were the latest in a stunning run of victories for a conservative agenda that...
  • Chris Pratt Talks God in MTV Awards Speech: 'God Is Real and Loves You; Grace Was Paid For'

    06/20/2018 5:41:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/19/2018 | Jeannie Law
    "Jurassic World" actor Chris Pratt accepted the Generation Award at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards which aired Monday night and used the platform to share nine points of advice that were humorous and offered strong Christian guidance. Pratt, 38, was introduced to the stage by two of his co-stars, Bryce Dallas Howard ("Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom") and Aubrey Plaza ("Parks and Recreation"). Pratt first honored his family and said that while they didn't have a lot growing up, they always enjoyed being together. "This being the Generation Award, I'm going to cut to the chase and I'm going...
  • Very powerful video - must see - #freeTommy

    05/29/2018 6:52:10 AM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5-29-2018 | The REAL TNTV News !
    This is global. The Tommy Robinson arrest is now a catalyst for change - protests planned internationally. Everyone seems to be waking up and have had enough of the lies and control. This guy put the world on his shoulders and the world is now supporting him! To EVERY FReeper - if you're unaware of what he's done, just watch.
  • Masters of the Universe: Leaked Documents Show Facebook’s Internal Turmoil About ‘Hate Speech’

    05/25/2018 4:10:49 PM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | LUCAS NOLAN
    A collection of leaked documents appears to show Facebook redefining rules around hate speech and re-educating content moderators following the Charlottesville protest in 2017. According to leaked internal documents obtained by Motherboard, the 2017 Charlottesville protests were a moment of intense introspective for Facebook, which scrambled to redefine what they consider “hate speech” and to educate content moderators about American white nationalists. One training document obtained shortly after the protests reads: “Recent incidents in the United States (i.e. Charlottesville) have shown that there is potentially confusion about our hate org policies and the specific hate orgs in specific markets.” A...
  • Negative comments about Hillary's speech

    05/21/2018 12:23:13 PM PDT · by olepap · 12 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | Sunday, May 20, 2018 | Ed Stannard
    Heres a link to New Haven Register article about Hillary's speech at Yale. Check out the 95% negative comments.... https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Hillary-Clinton-tells-Yale-seniors-they-need-12929800.php
  • Macron Speech to Congress Goes Off the Rails

    04/25/2018 11:49:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 25, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yeah, the little guy was just cruising right along. It was as good a speech as Nicholas Sarkozy gave. I don’t think people remember this, but Sarkozy, when he was the president of France, came to Washington, had a big state dinner and had a joint speech, had a speech before joint session of Congress. And he dazzled and he wowed everybody. And the guy came off as much more of a patriotic conservative American than any Democrat in the House of Representatives. And today, the new French president, Macron, was off on the same riff and he was...
  • "Terrorism" Turkish Style

    04/16/2018 3:23:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 8, 2018 at 5:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    "Erdoğan has cynically referred to these students as 'terrorists,' vowed to expel them from Boğaziçi University, and to deny them the right to study at any other university. We have heard this kind of verbal attack from Erdoğan before and it was followed by the detention of thousands of academics, journalists, artists, and human rights advocates." Ankara does nothing to prevent ISIS from selling Yazidi women and children in Turkey; allows unspecified numbers of people to use Turkish territory as a point of entrance into Syria and Iraq to join ISIS or other jihadist groups; hosts and aids Hamas,...
  • Woman Becomes First South African Imprisoned for Racist Speech

    03/29/2018 3:28:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 29, 2018 | Richard Perez-Pena
    If Vicki Momberg had only unleashed a high-volume tirade at the South African police officers, video of it would have been of mere passing interest. But her repeated use of a racial slur — unfamiliar to most Americans, but explosive in South Africa — made her notorious, and led to demands to make her an example. On Wednesday, Ms. Momberg, a white woman, became the first person in South Africa to be sent to prison for using racist language against someone, according to prosecutors and legal experts. Specifically, she hurled the term “kaffir,” considered the most offensive racial slur in...
  • Revealed: Mark Zuckerberg Wants to ‘Trade’ Free Speech for ‘Safety’ And ‘Having an Informed [tr]

    03/23/2018 6:14:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2018 | Allum Bokhari
    In an interview with Wired magazine, Mark Zuckerberg revealed Facebook’s political agenda — he wants to curb free speech and free expression on the platform in exchange for “safety.” From the Wired interview: I think at the heart of a lot of these issues we face are tradeoffs between real values that people care about. You know, when you think about issues like fake news or hate speech, right, it’s a tradeoff between free speech and free expression and safety and having an informed community. These are all the challenging situations that I think we are working to try to...
  • Belgian Man Convicted of ‘Sexism in the Public Space,’ a First

    03/06/2018 11:11:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 6, 2018 | Milan Schreuer
    For the first time, a Belgian criminal court has convicted a man of “sexism in the public space,” for verbally abusing a female police officer who tried to question him after he was seen jaywalking. The man, whose name was not disclosed, was convicted of sexism, slander and threatening a police officer, and fined 3,000 euros, or $3,725. He did not appear in court, and he can appeal the conviction, but failure to pay the fine could land him in prison, officials said.
  • President Trump Remarks at Conservative Political Action Conference

    02/23/2018 9:01:53 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 6 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 2-23-2018 | CPAC
    President Trump delivered remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Warren addresses claims of Native American heritage (squaw make heap big talk talk alert)

    02/14/2018 9:51:56 AM PST · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 14, 2018 | Matt Viser and Liz Goodwin
    Senator Elizabeth Warren made a surprise appearance at the National Congress of American Indians Wednesday morning, forcefully responding to President Trump’s derisively calling her "Pocahontas" and addressing her claims of Native American heritage more directly - and far more expansively - than she ever has before. [Snip] She did not apologize for her claims that her mother’s family had Cherokee blood — instead, reaffirming: "My mother's family was part Native American. And my daddy's parents were bitterly opposed to their relationship. So, in 1932, when Mother was 19 and Daddy had just turned 20, they eloped." "The story they lived...
  • Maxine Waters Praises Pelosi's 8 Hour Speech As 'The Most Profound' (in the history of Congress)

    02/08/2018 6:23:23 PM PST · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 7, 2018 | Amber Randall
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters described an eight-hour speech given by her colleague House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as "the most profound one minute," Wednesday. Waters, of California, praised Pelosi for refusing to yield her minute on the House floor and for speaking eight hours on the importance of voting on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Are We Free to Discuss America's Real Problems?

    02/04/2018 10:47:42 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 16 replies
    Hillsdale College Imprimis ^ | January 2018 | Amy L. Wax
    Amy Wax Amy L. Wax is the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she has received the Harvey Levin Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. She has a B.S. from Yale College, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She is a former assistant to the United States Solicitor Genera. The following is adapted from a speech delivered on December 12, 2017, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series. There...
  • LIVE: President Trump URGENT Speech at GOP Retreat amid Memo Release & Russia Probe (VIDEO)

    02/01/2018 12:39:59 PM PST · by smileyface · 24 replies
    WH ^ | Feb 1 2018
    LIVE Stream: President Trump URGENT Speech at 2018 House and Senate Republican Member Conference VIDEO
  • New Q Drops Tonight

    01/31/2018 7:31:16 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 343 replies
    Github ^ | 01/31/18 | Q
    Q has been posting since 8:39pm tonight. Q is posting right now. Q has posted 7 times last post being 10:22pm. https://qcodefag.github.io/
  • Trump Triumphs in his State of the Union Address

    01/31/2018 1:37:24 PM PST · by ColtMeadows · 10 replies
    The Observer ^ | 1/31/18 | Thomas J. Farnan
    This would not be the expected bipartisan speech about infrastructure. Trump instead treated the United States Capitol like a campaign rally at a hockey rink in Wheeling.... His speech called firefighters and coast guard rescuers and Corey the welder “heroic” and “beautiful” and “a great welder.” He scolded the politicians in the room: “These are the people we were elected to serve.” In a city where every square patch of grass is named to honor a politician, he gives politicians demeaning names and honors ordinary citizens. That, right there, is the chewy Tootsie Pop center of Trumpism.