07/18/19

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

By: T F Stern | Self-Educated American

We were watching a movie the other day on one of the regular channels where you get to see a few minutes of the movie followed by several minutes of commercials.  The efforts of the moviemakers got lost somewhere between combining car, house and life insurance, more comfortable jockey shorts and deciding which brand of whiskey best matched the outdoor sportsman in us.

At a certain point, you consider yourself ‘invested’ in watching the movie until its conclusion while attempting to ignore interruptions.  Maybe this is how cable companies have figured how to get folks to pay for adding movie channels; just interrupt the programming on the regular channels enough and people will pay not to see commercials.

The movie was ending as the credits began to roll across the screen, a chance to give individuals who’d put the movie together credit.  Did I say roll across the screen; I meant sprint past at nearly the speed of light.  Evelyn Woods Speed Reading Course had not prepared me for this particular exercise.  To make it more challenging, they split the screen so that the credits for the previously viewed movie, now in a tiny box in the corner of the screen, could play out while introducing the next feature.

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06/25/19

Dwindling Right to Freedom of Movement

By: T F Stern | Self-Educated American

Hello America, it’s a little over a week until we celebrate our Independence Day and consider all the rights and privileges associated with citizenship.  What did our founders have in mind for this Great Experiment in self-governance and, have we kept that vision?

Some folks call me a dreamer for holding on to my belief that America is the land of promise, that our constitution was divinely inspired and if applied properly would allow us all to achieve the highest level of personal freedom available on the planet; but according to the news media that term should be reserved for young illegal aliens who claim they are immune from immigration laws or that they shouldn’t be deported simply because their parents violated our immigration laws.

Maybe our sense of history needs to be ignited, like the fuse of a 4th of July bottle rocket sent into the night sky, a chance to remind us of battles long ago fought for… for what?  I know they fought for something; must have been for lower prices on Dr. Pepper so we could enjoy grilled hamburgers with a stack of crunchy potato chips.  They fought so we could send a women’s soccer team to represent our country in the World Cup Games; well, most of the athletes on our team acknowledge and stand when our National Anthem is played…

Those battles were fought to define us as a nation that honors and respects inalienable rights of individuals, generally defined as Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.  These rights were later specifically defined as the Bill of Rights in our Constitution; however, among the individual rights so defined, the individual’s right to freedom of movement within these United States wasn’t listed because our founders didn’t think individual freedom of movement would ever be in question.

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06/19/19

Socialism: A Warning from the Dead

Socialism Destroyed Venezuela — This is a warning for America!

BlazeTV Presents a Glenn Beck Special – Socialism: A Warning from the Dead. An in-depth look at the Top Down Bottom Up tactics used by Communists in the past and are being mimicked today.

06/11/19

Trending Fascist: Pinterest Shuts Down Pro-Life Live Action’s Account After Listing Them As A Pornographic Group

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Well, if you weren’t incensed over the censorship and bannings at Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube before… maybe this will get you there. Pinterest had a whistleblower out them over censorship of pro-lifers, Christians, and conservatives. Project Veritas has exposed them and now the crap has hit the fan. This is all out war and it won’t end the way the left envisioned. It will mobilize the right and bind them with a righteous cause – a constitutional one.

Pinterest blacklisted a top pro-life site by labeling it as “pornography.” Even after a complaint was filed, they left it there. Eventually, it was removed and Live Action was banned permanently from Pinterest for ‘misinformation’ because they posted the truth over abortions. They were exposing infanticide and the left just can’t have that don’t cha know. The whistleblower also revealed the platform’s “sensitive terms list” which reveals that Pinterest considers the term “Bible verses” to be “brand unsafe.”

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The Pinterest insider gave an interview to James O’Keefe of Project Veritas and said, “Somebody happened to notice that LiveAction.org was blocked. I was pretty surprised,” the whistleblower said, after discovering the national pro-life organization was added to a “porn domain block list,” a compilation of pornographic websites that Pinterest has gathered to ensure porn is not posted on the platform. The insider also stated that websites on a “domain block list” cannot be linked in posts made by users. Gee… sounds like Facebook and Twitter.

Project Veritas reported:

“While investigating, Project Veritas tried to post the LiveAction.org link on Pinterest and failed to do so, receiving an error message that read, “Sorry! Your request could not be completed.”

“Project Veritas reviewed the list of websites from the “porn domain block list” and was able to confirm that along with LiveAction.org, websites like zerohedge.com, pjmedia.com, teaparty.org, and other various conservative websites were also listed. The majority of the document lists pornographic websites.” Ben Shapiro of The Daily Wire is also on that list and he was censored under a “zero tolerance moment” for discussing Islam and Muslims.

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06/6/19

Social Media Fascism: Steven Crowder Demonetized By YouTube Because Vox Columnist Gets Feelings Hurt

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

The Internet is arguably one of the biggest blessings and curses to ever come along for a myriad of reasons. It started out as a platform for free speech and ideas but fascist leftists and others just couldn’t leave it alone. Then social media became part of all our lives and the leftist developers treated us just like a bunch of pigs that they feed and build a pen around for years and then eventually shut the gates, imprisoning the pigs. A whole community of fat, happy, clueless pigs led to slaughter.

First, they came for Alex Jones because he was extreme and could be denounced. Then they came for John Hawkins and Right Wing News… the largest conservative site on the web. Then they came for me as the editor and one of the lead writers of Right Wing News and shut my sites down on Facebook. Then they went after Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee veteran who now oversees #WeBuildTheWall. They went after Laura Loomer and a myriad of others they wanted to silence. Now, YouTube has demonetized Steven Crowder of Louder with Crowder and he is just the opening salvo to the demonetizing of thousands of accounts over there. It’s sheer censorship.

From The Daily Wire:

“On Wednesday, one day after they stated that the videos of comedian Steven Crowder did not violate their policies, YouTube suddenly shifted and decided to demonetize Crowder’s videos, a chilling decision that engendered fierce criticism from defenders of free speech. YouTube was prompted to take a look at Crowder’s videos by Vox’s Carlos Maza, who reported the comedian for making jokes about his ethnicity and sexuality.

“That prompted YouTube to respond on Tuesday:

“Thanks again for taking the time to share all of this information with us. We take allegations of harassment very seriously–we know this is important and impacts a lot of people. Our teams spent the last few days conducting an in-depth review of the videos flagged to us, and while we found language that was clearly hurtful, the videos as posted don’t violate our policies. We’ve included more info below to explain this decision: As an open platform, it’s crucial for us to allow everyone–from creators to journalists to late-night TV hosts–to express their opinions w/in the scope of our policies. Opinions can be deeply offensive, but if they don’t violate our policies, they’ll remain on our site.Even if a video remains on our site, it doesn’t mean we endorse/support that viewpoint. There are other aspects of the channel that we’re still evaluating– we’ll be in touch with any further updates.

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06/3/19

Anti-Trump Traitors Rip Blindfold Off Lady Justice

By Lloyd Marcus

What anti-American zealots in government and media are doing to president Trump is unprecedented and should scare the heck out of every American. They have created a parallel universe void of truth and reality. In the midst of Trump actually making America great again, millions of Americans believe Trump is a Russian agent, mentally ill, and leading America to destruction.

Trump brought back jobs that Obama decreed were gone forever. Black, Hispanic, and female unemployment is at historic lows. Trump pulled us out of bad deals with foreign governments. Thanks to Trump eliminating absurd regulations and oppressive taxes, businesses are coming home to America building factories. The average American wage is $27 per hour. Americans are enjoying an economic boom. All this incredible good news is for the most part being hidden from Americans.

Instead, Democrats, fake news media, Hollywood, and social media flood the airwaves with their lie that Trump is horrible for America. They claim he obstructed justice in the Mueller investigation. Hogwash! The truth is the Mueller so-called investigation was really an illegal witch-hunt, a silent coup undermining Trump’s presidency; to reverse the 2016 presidential election.

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05/2/19

Freedom vs. Liberty: How Subtle Differences Between These Two Big Ideas Changed Our World

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Freedom vs. Liberty: A Guide to Defining Independence and Why it Matters

“I see the liberty of the individual not only as a great moral good in itself (or, with Lord Acton, as the highest political good), but also as the necessary condition for the flowering of all the other goods that mankind cherishes: moral virtue, civilization, the arts and sciences, economic prosperity. Out of liberty, then, stem the glories of civilized life.”Murray Rothbard

The terms “freedom” and “liberty” have become clichés in modern political parlance. Because these words are invoked so much by politicians and their ilk, their meanings are almost synonymous and used interchangeably. That’s confusing – and can be dangerous – because their definitions are actually quite different.

“Freedom” is predominantly an internal construct. Viktor Frankl, the legendary Holocaust survivor who wrote Man’s Search For Meaning, said it well: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way (in how he approaches his circumstances).”

In other words, to be free is to take ownership of what goes on between your ears, to be autonomous in thoughts first and actions second. Your freedom to act a certain way can be taken away from you – but your attitude about your circumstances cannot – making one’s freedom predominantly an internal construct.

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04/19/19

Truth and the Ability to Speak It Under Direct Attack

By: Jim Simpson | Center For Security Policy

The common complaint that “free speech” should be protected, even when it’s ugly, implicitly accepts the Left’s argument that we are trying to protect the First Amendment rights of Nazis, White Supremacists, and others with a bad smell. But it really isn’t about protecting free speech. The Left and their Muslim allies can and do say anything they want, no matter how malodorous, obscene, dishonest, misleading or defamatory, and get away with it every day. It is about truth vs a totalitarian agenda, and the despots want to shut us up.

The attack that claimed fifty lives at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand brought immediate, predictable responses from Democrat politicians, the media, the organized Left and Muslim groups. Commenters from CNN to New York Mayor Bill De Blasio blamed “intolerance, “an epidemic of hatred and fear,” and other shibboleths.[1] Presidential hopeful Cory Booker blamed “The rising tide of white supremacy and Islamophobia…”[2] Virtually all placed some blame on Trump. Nihad Awad, director of The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), blamed President Trump directly, “We hold you responsible for this growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the country and in Europe…”[3]

The timing of the attack couldn’t have been better. A real cynic might even suspect it was part of the plan.[4] Rush Limbaugh speculated on his show the day after the attack, “You can’t immediately discount this. The left is this insane, they are this crazy.”[5]

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03/25/19

Socialists Plan To ‘Pack’ Supreme Court

By: Trevor Loudon | The Epoch Times


The Supreme Court Building is seen on in Washington on Dec. 24, 2018.
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Socialists are plotting to “pack” the U.S. Supreme Court, with a goal to destroy the first non-leftist majority for 70 years.

Currently, the U.S. Supreme Court consists of four leftist justices, three constitutionalists, and two right-leaning moderates. Socialists are terrified that if Ruth Bader Ginsberg—or another leftist justice—retires or dies before President Donald Trump leaves office, he or she may be replaced by another constitutionalist with potentially dire consequences for their radical agenda.

Socialist achievements, such as affirmative action, “hate speech” legislation, gun control measures, and restrictions on religious liberties, could all be overturned by a constitutionalist majority in the Supreme Court.

So, the socialists have hatched a plan.  

A new group has been formed called Pack the Courts that aims to pressure the next Democratic president to expand the Supreme Court beyond its current nine justices. If the next president can expand the court to 11 or 13 justices, adding all leftists, they can then outvote the constitutionalist minority and the socialist agenda will be back on track.

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