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THEY STILL THINK THEY’RE THE GOOD GUYS

By Pete Moore On November 22nd, 2017 at 10:02 pm

ABC’s “Chief Political Analyst” explains why Leftists run defence for Left Wing rapists and sexual abusers –

The troubling signs of Left-wing Censorship

By Mike Cunningham On November 22nd, 2017 at 2:55 pm

I watched and listened with concern to David’s video broadcast, and, more and more, am convinced that not only he is right, but the vision of an autocratic ideal that only one view should be sustained is getting ever clearer.

Fact. Google, a private company, one of the world’s largest and most influential within the wider digital world; owns YouTube. They can, and have done in the past, regulate the views of the millions of video postings with, maybe, too light a hand. But, the imposition of almost censorship by stealth is easily available because of the failure of too little regulation in the past. Because of the calls for removal of videos depicting and glorifying jihadi violence, or sexual abuse of children; the Google controllers have flip-flopped into a situation whereby they now consider that they have the right, and indeed the authority, to block, censor and remove search results and postings which are antithetical to THEIR viewpoints. The Google ‘groupthink’ was best illustrated when a Google staffer posted a mild rebuke to the total Left-wards ‘diversity’ ideal extant within this uber-Liberal Company: he was fired within hours.

I am not a Tweeter, I don’t know how the various bits meld together, but if David, an avid Tweeter, states that Twitter is proposing to send ‘bots’ which will search out your blogging and search history to check if your views are opposite to the central stream, and this search would then determine if you remain on Twitter or if your presence in the listings is modified; I believe him when he states that this is yet another threat to the very concept of free speech. I wonder what would have happened if Prez. Trump had not won the election? Would he still have a Twitter account? Somehow, I doubt it.

I believe that this attempt to stifle ANY debate, ANY viewpoint which opposes the views of the Left, ANY sharing of ideas which are, because they are in opposition to the bog-standard Left-wing viewpoint (with heavy emphasis on the bog); is the beginning of the Left’s attempts to stifle all debate from their opponents: and should be fought against by all freedom-minded people. All; Left- as well as Right-Wing; on the simple reasoning that speaks with one voice, asking: “who the hell are you to decide what I should write, or read, or watch, or discuss?”.

Part of the problem stems from the labelling of any opinion which dissents from the ‘ruling liberal or left-wing viewpoint as ‘Far-Right’. This label sticks like shit on a blanket, no matter how ridiculous the classification may be. When an individual or a group is labelled ‘Far-right’, immediately they are classified as classmates of Mussolini or Hitler, and from that second on they have to fight to overcome that classification as well as attempting to state their own viewpoints. If a group of Polish patriots decide to gather and protest against the dead hand of the EU pressing ever harder on their own Government and Democratic institutions and decrees, they are grouped and catalogued by the MSM as ‘Far right’, when in fact these people know and remember only too well the actual happenings of the real Fascists, the real ‘Far-right’, who came alongside the panzer regiments, the goose-stepping divisions; and the oh-so-friendly Einsatzgruppen squads. It is that cataloguing which the Left routinely slams onto all its opposition, whether even remotely justified or not, which seems to be the source of this latest attempt to muzzle debate, opinion or idea;, and it is that cataloguing which must be argued and resisted all the way along the line.

One of Northern Ireland’s well-known and respected commentators, David used to appear on the BBC Northern Irish broadcasts, irregularly it is true, but he was given some time; usually outnumbered two-, three-, or four-to-one, but he was given airtime; but that ceased; he was, in fact, censored for not toeing the Beeb party line: so he went to RT, who happily gave him air-time to debate with his opponents; which is all that he desired: to argue, up front, with opponents of his ideals and his beliefs: a strange dichotomy where a proponent of all things democratic is given air-time by a broadcaster who has strong links to the Kremlin; as opposed to the British State Broadcaster which has muzzled our David because of his views and beliefs.

Complain? To whom do you address your complaints; when such actions are either ignored completely, or shuttled through a seemingly impenetrable maze of administrative offices, committees and admin. personnel; such that when you receive a reply, if ever; you have forgotten what the question was?

My honest conclusion? Hasten the day when David and his mates push out their new channel, which will welcome everyone who accepts that honest debate, without name-tags or scurrilous labels; has an almost sacred place in our world.

 

OH

By Pete Moore On November 21st, 2017 at 9:26 pm

TWITTER VERSUS FREE SPEECH…

By David Vance On November 21st, 2017 at 9:10 pm

MUGABE GONE

By Pete Moore On November 21st, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Resigns

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said […]

Lawmakers roared in jubilation and people have begun celebrating in the streets.

Robert Mugabe wasn’t hanged like Saddam Hussein or shot like Nicolae Ceausescu. Being allowed to resign is better than he deserves. You can understand Zim relief, but jubilation might be a touch premature. One Emmerson Mnangagwa has been tipped as successor. He was Mugabe’s right-hand man for half a century and is noted for his violence and corruption. I suspect that Mugabe going is more about Zanu PF internal politics than anything else, and Zanu PF has no intention of letting anyone else govern.

What’s interesting is how quickly support and compliance can drain away, even for feared tyrants. The cracks appear, get bigger, and once the fear has gone even these monsters are revealed to be just small men. Mugabe was untouchable for 37 years until he had no friends and no-one left to fear him.

You Talkin’ To Me?

By Mahons On November 21st, 2017 at 1:05 pm

The argument over the status of the Irish Language in Northern Ireland is one of those absurd symbolic things that keep those who profit from the divide in business.  Does Gerry Adams say “pass the sugar” in Gaelic when he is home?  Would the unionist world collapse if a sign read Failte in addition to Welcome?

As the more dominant figures, Adams included, recede from the scene, the less iconic replacements seem unable or unwilling to sway their side to reasonable compromise that allows for boring yet critical governance.  While no sane person wants a return to violence, violence breeds on stalemates and lethargy.

I love the Irish language.  Others detest it because they detest who supports it.  Still others support it because of who detests it.  In my opinion it shouldn’t be an obstacle to cooperation on other far more important issues.  Your thoughts?

Hell gets one of it’s Demons Back.

By Patrick Van Roy On November 20th, 2017 at 10:58 pm

The Demon finally died. After the “enlightened” of California gave him a Pass he has finally stopped breathing Air he had long ago lost the right to breath.

Look into the eyes of Evil.

GERMANY IN CRISES!

By Pete Moore On November 20th, 2017 at 6:42 pm

Sweet.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would prefer new elections to leading a minority government, after a breakdown in coalition talks plunged the country into political crisis.

She also said she did not see any reason to resign from her post despite the failed negotiations.

On Sunday evening, the FDP liberals pulled out of talks with Mrs Merkel’s CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens.

Right about now Merkel will be feeling a touch regretful in flinging Germany open to a million future doctors and engineers. Her authority is diminished, opposition parties no longer prepared to concede ground. Spain is consumed with Catalan affairs. Macron’s popularity has evaporated. Italy remains dysfunctional, while the Five Star Movement grows ever stronger.

What a delicious mess across the English Channel. It almost makes the Theresa May appear strong and stable.

TIME TO WALK AWAY FROM NEGOTIATIONS

By Pete Moore On November 20th, 2017 at 6:31 pm

I was waiting for this obvious move from the EU.

No Brexit deal if UK slashes taxes and regulation – Michel Barnier

[…]

Fears have been raised that the UK could slash taxes even further after Brexit to attract business and water down environmental standards to secure trade deals with other countries like the US.

But as he addressed the Centre for European Reform in Brussels today, Mr Barnier sounded a note of caution to the UK.

He said there was a “need to ensure a level playing field between us” in order to prevent Britain crashing out on World Trade Organisation terms when it leaves in March 2019.

“There will be no ambitious partnership without common ground in fair competition, stat aid, tax dumping, food safety, social and environmental standards,” he explained.

If this doesn’t rouse the useless Prime Minister to walk away from negotiations, nothing will. Barnier is demanding an EU veto over huge chunks of UK domestic policy. Not only did we not vote for this, we voted to get away from it and to reassert our independence. The government might be able to explain away stumping up tens of billions in exchange for a trade deal, but no-one will buy this.

The government must act for the British people and walk away immediately.

Why stop him being extradited?

By Mike Cunningham On November 20th, 2017 at 5:03 pm

If you physically rob a bank in the United Kingdom and get arrested, convicted and sentenced; you serve time in a British prison (also known as Butlins’). Stands to reason, you do the crime: you serve the time! But what happens if you use T’Internet to literally rob a bank in New Jersey, or Montana? The Justice officials in London would receive an extradition request from a Court in America, so that your physical presence would be tried where the crime was committed; in New Jersey or Montana. It is equable. You may have stayed in London, or in Macclesfield, when tapping away at your keyboard, but the results of your criminal activity were felt in New Jersey, or Montana, and that; mate, is where you will be tried and sentenced, if found guilty.

But what would be, or rather should be; the outcome if you were part of a hacker collective; if you thought you were above the law; if you had the idea that you could show people, ezpeshully the ‘Merricun Guvmmint’ that they were wrong, and they should listen to you, and you decided that you would take action to prove that you knew better than the authorities.

Amongst the many targets which the oh-so-smart Lauri Love penetrated were:-

  • Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Missouri
  • US Department of Health and Human Services breached
  • US Sentencing Commission website defaced with a video criticising sentences for internet crimes. Site stayed down for three weeks
  • As well as the sites, thousands of e-mail addresses were looted from the servers, all by the same smart-arses which included Lauri Love

But he left a few clues, including the statement “I am invincible”, and the United States decided to prove that he wasn’t; ending up, two years after he cracked all these sites, with the Metropolitan Police on his doorstep, armed with an extradition warrant.

Then all the sob stories commenced peeling out of the ‘grab-bag’ of excuses usually trotted out by such as he, inclusive of the all-encompassing ‘Get-out-of-jail-free’ card known as Asberger’s Syndrome, eczema, declining mental health, etc., etc.. Now before any ATW reader reckons and claims I am unfeeling, grouchy or just don’t understand those who are afflicted by these problems; I have two relatives afflicted by this sort of problem, and I know of that which I speak. This bloke Lauri Love knew exactly what he was doing, knew exactly the type of damage he was going to wreak upon American Government web-sites, all allegedly in protest at the death of a fellow hacker who committed suicide.

He is charged with hacking the US government as part of a protest against the treatment of Aaron Swartz, a programmer renowned for helping develop the social network Reddit.Love stated “Swartz was symbolic,’ he says. ‘He was a totem for people that have been involved in the internet community, in building the technical architecture and shaping how it would evolve and integrate into society. I personally cried for days and was completely distraught after Aaron died.’

My opinion is encapsulated within the comment ‘Aw Diddums!’

He and his legal supporters will spin out the legal extradition processes, after the High Court, the Supreme Court, and then the European Court of Human Rights: he may get away with it, he may not; but the excuses, the ‘strong moral code’ it is said he possesses; all tell, one thing, and one thing only; he knew exactly what he was doing, and; in the words of the Sage:- “If you can’t do the time; Don’t do the Crime!”