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WHAT BIG TECH CENSORSHIP?

By Pete Moore On October 14th, 2020 at 9:24 pm

The New York Times has rocked the failing Biden campaign to its core with a bombshell. (That’s how you do it, yes?) The gist is that Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by The Post.”

It’s no October surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention. The dodgy Bidens and their crooked ways are well known. What we’ve also learned is that Big Tech has finally dropped that last, thin pretence to any impartiality. Facebook and Twitter have suppressed the story and are blocking all links to it simply because they want the crook Biden to win.

I can live with that but they should be honest about it, and that they are self-professed publishers who suppress material they deem helpful to the opposition. Their naked partisanship today might come back to bite them.

David Vance in conversation with Fiona Marie Flanagan

By Patrick Van Roy On October 14th, 2020 at 8:20 pm

Justice ACB in a nutshell

By Patrick Van Roy On October 14th, 2020 at 1:04 pm

David Vance in conversation with Rebecca Butler

By Patrick Van Roy On October 14th, 2020 at 12:03 am

THERE’S NO WAY HARRIS/BIDEN ARE LEADING

By Pete Moore On October 13th, 2020 at 7:23 pm

As they say over there, gimme a break. President Trump is packing in thousands every night this week. Look as his crowd in Florida! Meanwhile, Harris and Biden played to their usual crowd in Arizona: no-one. Literally no-one showed up for their rally. They spoke to an empty car park. That’s not a winning ticket. It’s been this flat and flaccid all along. There’s zero energy and oomph. That’s not winning form.

This is the only poll you need:

No-one who voted for Trump in 2016 will vote for Harris.

Some, a few people who voted for Clinton in 2016 will vote for President Trump.

Remember, public opinion polls are designed to influence opinion, not reflect it. 2016’s headlines that Clinton is 8/10/12 points ahead were designed to demoralise Trump’s voters. They have been reheated in 2020 for the exact same purpose. They want Trump voters to think they have already lost, so there’s no point in voting.

Ask yourself: does the Harris/Biden ticket look like it’s well ahead? Come on, you don’t need headlines when your own eyes can see.

WE CAN TIME TRAVEL NOW

By Pete Moore On October 13th, 2020 at 6:41 pm

Look, we can actually peer into that dim and distant past when things were normal. It’s a land where people don’t leap in the air like they’ve been cattle-prodded when someone is a few feet away. It’s a land where people have faces and do normal things. Our history books say that it was once like that here too, but they must be exaggerating.

Meanwhile, the authoritarians in charge of New York City have issued over $150,000 in fines to a once-free people, in the last few days alone, who are deemed to be “non-compliant”. Step aside Americans, Sweden is the Land of the Free now. It’s likely to be so for quite some time too. The last thing these little Hitlers intend is to give up their shiny new powers.

SHUT UP NEOCONS

By Pete Moore On October 13th, 2020 at 6:20 pm

Thousands of families are fleeing their homes as heavy fighting between government forces and the Taliban rages in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

It is the third day of violent clashes as Afghan forces try to defend the strategic capital of the province, Lashkar Gah, from a Taliban assault.

It is estimated that about 35,000 people have so far fled their homes.

What a disaster these liberal colonial wars were. All those lives lost, all that misery and bloodshed, and all that wealth wasted. Anyone with two brain cells and a passing knowledge of the region knew that Afghanistan would revert to the mean.

Another One

By Patrick Van Roy On October 13th, 2020 at 2:28 pm

Way back in May we reported on Tom Wolf, the Democrat Pennsylvania Governor, who popped his lid at the notion that counties were planning on opening up without his approval and in defiance of his orders. In the minds of the democrats, only they are allowed to decree when businesses are allowed to operate. In fact, Governor Wolf is vowing to withhold funding from these counties.  Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine admitted he moved his own mother out of a senior facility to a hotel while the Coronavirus was sweeping through nursing homes and killing elderly residents.  The Coronavirus is ravaging nursing homes across the US because of deadly Democrat policies of forcing people infected with COVID-19 back into the long-term care facilities.  Dr. Levine however made sure his 95-year-old mother was removed from the death box and transported safely to a hotel.

U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV wrote in his 66-page opinion that even though the actions taken in the spring by Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine were laudable, they violated the First Amendment right to freedom of assembly, and the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the 14th Amendment.

“It’s a complete and total victory for the counties, the businesses and the representatives,” said attorney Thomas W. King III, who represented the plaintiffs in the case. “You can’t order the entire population of Pennsylvania to stay at home.”

Sit down and shut up

By Patrick Van Roy On October 13th, 2020 at 11:45 am

Even as the world wrestles with a pandemic and overbearing public health measures, some legislative bodies are taking the opportunity to tighten the screws on speech they don’t like. Several bills have passed, others are pending, and one was gutted by court review, but all represent new fronts in government efforts to impose censorship.

For free speech advocates, the luckiest break might have been the fate of a law passed by the French National Assembly in May. While existing requirements give companies 24 hours to take down content alleged by the government to glorify terrorist activity or to constitute child pornography, the new law would have changed that to one hour. In addition, online publishers would have been allowed a day to remove so-called “hate speech.”

“The same 24-hour obligation would have applied to content reported for violation of a law that criminalizes speech that promotes, glorifies, or engages in justification of sexual violence, war crimes, crimes against humanity, enslavement, or collaboration with the enemy; a law that criminalizes sexual harassment; and a law that bans pornography where it could be seen by a minor—among others,” reports Jacob Schulz at Lawfare. “The law did not carve out any exceptions; the 24-hour rule would have applied even in the case of technical difficulties or temporary surge in notifications.”

WILL YOUTUBE BAN BORIS?

By Pete Moore On October 12th, 2020 at 6:55 pm

The World Health Organisation has flipped on lockdowns and now advises against them. The WHO’s Dr David Nabarro asked governments to “stop using lockdowns as your primary control method”, while stating that “Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer.”

Youtube and Twitter spent the summer taking down accounts which went against WHO advice on the Wuhan Flu. I trust they will now censor those who promote lockdowns. They will, won’t they?

One such candidate must be the Prime Minister, who has just thrown the WHO’s advice in the bin and instigated further libert and economy-destroying measures. It’s some kind of three-tier system which blah blah and rhubarb. Nope, I’m not interested. I don’t care anymore and I’m not interested.

Lockdowns do not work. We know they do not work, but those in charge are stuck in their March way of thinking. The government’s strategy is to suppress the virus until there’s a vaccine. But this is not a strategy, it is a hope, and scientists and doctors should know better then to hang everything on hope.