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  • Exclusive: Facebook’s Process to Label You a ‘Hate Agent’ Revealed

    06/13/2019 7:23:53 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 June 2019 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Facebook monitors the offline behavior of its users to determine if they should be categorized as a “Hate Agent,” according to a document provided exclusively to Breitbart News by a source within the social media giant. The document, titled “Hate Agent Policy Review” outlines a series of “signals” that Facebook uses to determine if someone ought to be categorized as a “hate agent” and banned from the platform. Those signals include a wide range of on- and off-platform behavior. If you praise the wrong individual, interview them, or appear at events alongside them, Facebook may categorize you as a “hate...
  • Socialism, the True Gospel of Greed

    06/12/2019 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 12, 2019 | Ed Feulner
    “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” That’s from President Donald Trump’s last State of the Union address. I’m sure many people found it as encouraging as I did, especially in light of surveys indicating that socialism is gaining popularity here in the United States. And not just at the fringes. One recent Gallup poll showed 4 out of 10 Americans have a favorable impression of socialism. Almost half—47%—said they would vote for a socialist candidate for president. But don’t despair just yet. The same poll also revealed that almost 2 out of every...
  • Roberts: Why the GOP’s Strategy to Combat the Rise of Socialism Rings Hollow

    06/08/2019 8:21:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 07, 2019 | David Thomas Roberts
    The GOP is figuratively licking their chops, awaiting the new socialists in the Democratic Party to put their socialist extremism on full display for the entire country in the upcoming Democratic presidential debates. A 2018 Gallup Poll indicated Americans aged 18 to 29 are more positive about socialism (51%) than capitalism (45%). And, in the most recent May 2019 Gallup Poll, more than four in ten Americans believe socialism would be good for the country. Has the GOP forgotten that the avowed socialist Bernie Sanders won 23 states and 19 million-plus votes in the primary? Could that result be a...
  • Jailed for a Text: China’s Censors Are Spying on Mobile Chat Groups

    05/26/2019 5:54:18 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 07, 2017 | Eva Dou
    UYANG, China—One night this September, construction supervisor Chen Shouli fired off a joke in a chat group. “Haha,” he typed on his black iPhone 7, followed by an off-color wisecrack about a rumored love triangle involving a celebrity and one of China’s most senior government officials. Four days later, he says, the police telephoned, ordering him in for questioning. “I thought, I haven’t done anything wrong, have I? I’m law-abiding,” recalls Mr. Chen, a wiry 41-year-old. “So I went in. Once I arrived, they wouldn’t let me leave.” Mr. Chen was locked in a cell for five days, he says....
  • Zimbabwe starts rolling power cuts, hitting mines, industry

    05/14/2019 8:18:42 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 27 replies
    Kitco ^ | 05/13/19 | Reuters
    HARARA, May 13 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has started rolling power cuts lasting up to eight hours that will also hit mines, a schedule from the state power utility showed on Monday, after reduced output at both the largest hydro plant and ageing coal-fired generators. The power cuts will add to mounting public anger against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government as Zimbabweans grapple with an economic crisis that has seen shortages of U.S. dollars, fuel, food and medicines as well as soaring inflation that is eroding earnings and savings.
  • The Great Divide: Exposing the Left’s divide-and-conquer strategy.

    03/30/2019 9:32:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | March 28, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “This president is the first president in the modern history of our country who is trying to divide our people up based on the color of their skin, the country they were born in, their sexual orientation, their gender, their religion. And that is an outrage.” That was Bernie Sanders, a Democrat candidate for president in 2020, at a CNN town hall event in late February. And as the Vermont Socialist explained, “our job is to bring our people together, not to divide them up.” This was not a new theme for Democrats. In September of 2018 at the University...
  • Court orders Christian to pay $55,000 to trans politician for calling him ‘biological male’

    03/29/2019 5:53:49 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 67 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | March 28, 2019 | Lianne Laurence
    VANCOUVER, March 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A B.C. human rights tribunal has ruled that a Christian activist discriminated against a man who claims to be "female" by distributing flyers that referred to the man, who was running for political office at the time, as a "biological male." The court ruled for transgender activist "Morgane" Oger, born Ronan Oger, and against Christian activist Bill Whatcott by declaring it’s discriminatory not to accept transgender people as the gender they claim to be. In a 104-page ruling released Wednesday (read full ruling below), the tribunal further declared there’s no room for any public...
  • Why we are all complicit in the rise of the anti-vaxxers

    03/21/2019 10:46:24 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 72 replies
    National Post ^ | March 21, 2019 | Andrew Potter
    A significant new study out of Denmark last week confirmed once again that there is no evidence the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine causes autism. In fact, just the opposite seems to be the case: children who received the shot were seven per cent less likely to develop autism than those who did not. If the results of that study don’t do anything to slow the metastasizing of anti-vaccine sentiment, including in North America, you might find an explanation in last week’s other big news event: the opening of the annual SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, which began as a...
  • The Democrat Party’s Descent Into Full-Throated Fascism is Now Complete

    02/10/2019 6:00:48 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 35 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) This was a really important week, and it is crucial that we all understand why. This was the week when the mask of socialist fascism came complete off the ugly face of the national Democrat Party, and there is no going back, hard though they will try. Simply put, all the Democrats had to do over the next two years to have a real shot a regaining all levers of power in our nation’s capital was not be batsh*t crazy, and they couldn’t do it. The can’t help themselves. This is, after...
  • If This Is Paradise, I Wish I Had A Lawnmower

    02/09/2019 6:05:39 AM PST · by edwinland · 59 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | February 7, 2018 | Matt McDonald
    Pity poor Ed Markey. He’s 72 years old, has been in Congress since 1976 – at this writing, 42 years, 3 months, 6 days. A United States senator for 5 years, 6 months, 23 days. And yet yesterday he felt the need to get his picture taken with and endorse any and every word uttered by a 29-year-old first-term member of Congress who has lost her mind, if she ever had one – all so he won’t get taken out in 2020 by someone as nutty as she is. Markey is the U.S. Senate sponsor – read: riding shotgun –...
  • Sexism Claims From Bernie Sanders’s 2016 Run: Paid Less, Treated Worse

    01/03/2019 3:28:41 AM PST · by McGruff · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | Jan. 2, 2019 | Sydney Ember and Katie Benner
    In February 2016, Giulianna Di Lauro, a Latino outreach strategist for Senator Bernie Sanders’s presidential operation, complained to her supervisor that she had been harassed by a campaign surrogate whom she drove to events ahead of the Democratic primary in Nevada. She said the surrogate told her she had “beautiful curly hair” and asked if he could touch it, Ms. Di Lauro said in an interview. Thinking he would just touch a strand, she consented. But she said that he ran his hand through her hair in a “sexual way” and continued to grab, touch and “push my boundaries” for...
  • Kids from ‘Right-Wing’ Families Must be Re-Educated: German Govt.-Backed Brochure

    12/17/2018 7:09:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/14/18 | Maike Hickson
    December 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs has supported a brochure that aims at changing the behavior of preschool-aged children who are raised by what the brochure’s authors call “right-wing” parents who oppose “gender” theory, “sexual diversity,” the “sexualization” of children, and “immigration.” Many Germans are protesting the brochure, calling it unacceptable for the state to intrude into the lives of families. Some have noted how such an intrusion is similar to what had been previously known in Germany during the times of both National-Socialist (Nazi) and Communist dictatorships. The German government is said to...
  • Don’t be fooled – Karl Marx was a hate-filled totalitarian whose ideas killed millions

    09/05/2018 7:08:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07.09.18 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The thought of Karl Marx, a German political agitator whose theory of “scientific socialism” wreaked havoc on the world for most of the 20th century, would seem to have been consigned to the ash heap of history following the fall of the Eastern Bloc communist regimes from 1989 to 1991. After decades of mass murder claiming tens of millions of victims, as well as the totalitarian oppression of hundreds of millions more, the reputation of Marxism had been destroyed almost completely, seemingly assuring its final demise.However, a resurgence of interest in Marx’s thought has been ongoing since 2008, when the...
  • Climate change is real. We must not offer credibility to those who deny it

    08/28/2018 8:05:24 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 75 replies
    If ‘balance’ means giving voice to those who deny the reality of human-triggered climate change, we won't take part in the debate, say Jonathan Porritt... and 57 other writers, politicians and academics We are no longer willing to lend our credibility to debates over whether or not climate change is real. It is real. We need to act now or the consequences will be catastrophic. In the interests of “balance”, the media often feels the need to include those who outright deny the reality of human-triggered climate change. Balance implies equal weight. But this then creates a false equivalence between...
  • 'We Have to Regulate Every Aspect of People's Lives'

    08/06/2018 7:54:31 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 53 replies ^ | AUGUST 5, 2018 | RICK MORAN
    A Santa Barbara city councilman inadvertently let slip the primary purpose of progressivism in 21st century America. The city recently criminalized the use of plastic straws. Speaking to that issue, Councilman Jesse Dominguez said, “Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”
  • Why we have all these immigrants from Latin America [It's all our fault. Barf!]

    08/01/2018 3:07:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    Progressive Review ^ | June 27, 2018 | By William Blum
    Those in the US generally opposed to immigration make it a point to declare or imply that the United States does not have any legal or moral obligation to take in these Latinos. This is not true. The United States does indeed have the obligation because many of the immigrants, in addition to fleeing from drug violence, are escaping an economic situation in their homeland directly made hopeless by American interventionist policy. It’s not that these people prefer to live in the United States. They’d much rather remain with their families and friends, be able to speak their native language...
  • There's No Such Thing as 'Democratic Socialism'

    07/29/2018 9:59:38 PM PDT · by upchuck · 66 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | July 29, 2018 | Steve Feinstein
    The darling of the Democratic Party and the liberal media is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez... In their breathless, frenzied rush to anoint Ocasio-Cortez as the coming of the Savior of the Nation, liberals have wholeheartedly embraced her call for “Democratic Socialism.” ... what is this “democratic socialism?”... What Democrats think it is sounds good: income equality, a fair living wage for everyone, plentiful employment opportunities, quality healthcare coverage for all, affordable college education for all who want it, easy access to affordable, quality housing, and a tax system where the so-called rich pay their “fair share.” Implicit in the discussion of their...
  • Millennial Socialism: Stupid, Evil, or Both?

    07/29/2018 9:38:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | July 30, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Congratulations, oh most insufferable of generations – against all odds and confounding the experts, you have still somehow managed to make yourselves even more annoying. Apparently, the hep new jive among your tiresome cohort is “Democratic Socialism,” resurrecting a poisonous nineteenth-century political death cult and putting a kicky new spin on it to make it palatable for the suckers. It’s the political equivalent of hipsters who insist vinyl records are superior because they didn’t grow up forced to crank their tunes on that miserable format. The “Democratic” part is some cunning rebranding. Just stick “Democratic” in front of something awful...
  • Former detainees recount abuse in Chinese re-education centres

    07/11/2018 11:24:43 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 10 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | July 3, 2018 | Nathan VanderKlippe
    ‘It is about Xi as the leader of the world’: Former detainees recount abuse in Chinese re-education centres Authorities in China’s far western Xinjiang province have made loyalty to President Xi Jinping a central part of an extensive political re-education campaign that requires detainees to swear allegiance to the Communist Party while forswearing a Muslim faith that they are told to repeat is “stupid.”Large numbers – researchers estimate the total in the hundreds of thousands – of people have been placed in Chinese facilities known as re-education centres, where they are forcibly indoctrinated. Many of those detained are Muslim Uyghurs...
  • National Archive stumbles upon new Obama scandal.- whole sale destruction of grommet records

    06/13/2018 2:00:56 PM PDT · by PCPOET7 · 24 replies
    wester journal ^ | june 11th 2018 | cillian zeal
    The archivist in charge of transferring former President Barack Obama’s records into the National Archives has run across a serious problem, according to a report published Sunday: A lot of the records are missing. “A first-rate librarian, (David) Ferriero has been driving a much-needed digital overhaul and expansion of the National Archives over the nine years of his appointment,” writer Thomas Lipscomb reported for RealClearPolitics. “This will greatly improve the ability of digital search locally and remotely, as well as accessing the files themselves.” However, that only works if you have the files you need in the first place. And...