Twitter suspends white nationalists as it enforces new rules…


Date: December 19, 2017

01) Twitter suspends white nationalists as it enforces new rules

“NEW YORK (AP) – Twitter suspended the accounts of well-known white nationalists Monday, moving swiftly to enforce its new rules aimed at reducing what it deems abusive content.

The account of far-right group Britain First, a small group that regularly posts inflammatory videos purporting to show Muslims engaged in acts of violence, was among the first to go dark. The individual accounts of two of its leaders, Jayda Fransen and Paul Golding, were also suspended.

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Twitter said it would not comment on individual accounts. The company has emphasized that it takes into account many factors before making any enforcement decision, including context of the post, cultural and political considerations and the severity of the violation.

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Twitter is also prohibiting users from abusing or threatening others through their profiles or usernames. The company also now bans accounts affiliated with “organizations that use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes.”

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Emma Llanso, director of the free expression project at the Center for Democracy and Technology, said the new guidelines represent a substantial change for Twitter’s policies. But, he added, it’s not going to be immediately clear to all users what falls within the new prohibitions.”

There is a ton of weasel in there.

…First…they’re coming for the white nationalists…

…Who is next on their list?…

…Despite whatever I may think about white nationalists…I can see this is a terrible move on the part of Twitter.

Short of credible threats and fraud…no company should provide a communications service, just to turn around and interfere with the communication…concepts, unpopular findings and opinions should remain protected.

Twitter has such a massive user base…it’s essentially a public utility, in function.

Pamela Gredicak: Control Over My Death…


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Date: December 19, 2017

01) Pamela Gredicak: Control Over My Death

“Living Life Until the End

I don’t want to stop what I’ve been doing; I still have so much left to do. I want to live my life until I can’t for another moment. I want quality for as long as I can have it and then I want to stop putting the people I love through this pain.

I will do anything I can to share this important message with the world: that it is as important to choose the way we die as it is to choose the way we live.

I don’t believe there are many who would choose to struggle through those last horrible days, weeks or months while our loved ones feel obligated to visit us in places that feel and smell like death. I want my husband to not be so scarred by my death that he can’t go on living. These are some of the reasons that the Death with Dignity law is so very important to me.

Control over Death

Opponents believe that it’s the depressed and weary who are convinced Death with Dignity is the only option. That’s not the case for me. I have been in control of the way I lead my life, as much as I am allowed by my illnesses. I believe I should have control over my death.”

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LEAK: Trump’s BANNED Words List…


Date: December 18, 2017

01) LEAK: Trump’s BANNED Words List


“The Trump administration recently let the CDC know that they were forbidden from using this list of words. Cenk Uygur, and Ana Kasparian, of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

Read more here: CDC chief tells staff ‘no banned words,’ while not refuting report

Congressman Sean Maloney Introduces Bill to Save Net Neutrality…


Date: December 16, 2017

01) Congressman Sean Maloney Introduces Bill to Save Net Neutrality


“New York Congressman Sean Maloney has introduced the ‘Save Net Neutrality Act,’ a bill that would stop the FCC in its tracks and invalidate their appeal of net neutrality. This bill supplements what’s likely to be a long legal battle over the FCC’s decision to repeal Title II net neutrality protections.

Source:
https://seanmaloney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/maloney-introduces-legislation-to-save-the-open-internet-block-fcc


Maloney speaks out in favor of Net Neutrality in Congress:


How Net Neutrality Can Still Win!:


FCC Repeals Net Neutrality. Can A ‘Public Option’ Save It?:

Smithereens Frontman Pat DiNizio Dies at 62…


Date: December 16, 2017

01) Smithereens Frontman Pat DiNizio Dies at 62 – Billboard News Flash


“Pat DiNizio, frontman, songwriter and guitarist with veteran alternative rockers The Smithereens, died Tuesday (Dec. 12) at the age of 62.”

I don’t have any of his/their albums…I love “A Girl Like You”…but, cant say as I’m familiar with any of their other material…I don’t know why, I never explored The Smithereens deeper.

…I’ll have to do that.

This news just feels so…depressing…

…What little I knew about this band, made a good impression.


The Smithereens – A Girl Like You:


The Smithereens – Blood And Roses:

How Much Do You Know About Christmas?…


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Date: December 15, 2017

01) How Much Do You Know About Christmas?

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but how much do you know about Christmas? It’s celebrated around the world, and it’s rich with tradition and meaning, but in this quiz, we’re going to go a step further. So, haul out the holly, we’re getting our Christmas on.”

I didn’t think I was going to do this well…

…A few of these questions, I felt were clearly misleading…I had the correct answer in my mind, but due to the way they phrased the question…it made it seem like they were looking for some other answer.

A few other questions, the answers are honestly up to interpretation…not really a fixed answer, in my opinion.

I started off pretty bad [the first five or so questions]…but pulled out of the nose dive, nicely.

Yes…There was a lot of intuition at play here…I guessed on many of these questions…and happened to get most of my guesses correct.

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“Pedo (Barely) Loses Election To Non-Pedo”…


Date: December 15, 2017

01) Pedo (Barely) Loses Election To Non-Pedo


“Read More At:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/doug-jones-wins-alabama-senate-race-special-election-results-roy-moore-not-conceding-2017-12-13/

If Roy Moore were in fact a pedo, literally [aka a child] or colloquially [aka a child lover], it would possibly be his only redeeming value.

Once again…I see nothing to justify belief that Roy is a pedophile. At most, he is a badly behaving ephebophile, if we are to believe the accusations against him. Potentially, he’s a situational harasser/assaulter.

If he likes young but sexually mature bodies…then he is not a pedophile.

Some people may think I’m splitting hairs just to be annoying…but let me tell you something…

…As a pedophile, I don’t consider myself better than hebephiles or ephebophiles [each type of MAP is equally good]…but clarity in distinction and discussion about or sub-groups of MAPs, is important for acknowledging our unique circumstances and needs…It’s also a matter of simple respect, to be addressed and talked about accurately.

…People who refuse to see our diverse and unique circumstances are saying to us…”I don’t care about you, as a human being”.

That is an ugly and despicable place, for anyone to come from.

We are all born into this world, unwillingly and with a set of dispositions…which includes our sexuality…

…The least anyone could do…is to stop prejudging people, based on what gets them sexually aroused.

…Natural sexual arousal, is not a matter of moral or ethical failure…It’s something that just is how it is.

The true measure of character…is what someone with any of these orientations does with them.

Roy Moore, allegedly, liked to isolate teenage girls and have his way with them…despite that they didn’t want anything like that with him…

If true…then that is the damnation of Roy, from a sexual perspective.

As to the things he campaigned for…Roy was just terrible…I’m glad he lost.


Roy Moore’s Friend On Going To A Child Brothel With Him (Seriously):

Good grief, Kyle…

…You’re really riding the anti-pedophile propaganda hard…

…How cheap and unsophisticated of you.

Paul Ryan Might Not Be Around Much Longer…


Date: December 15, 2017

01) Paul Ryan Might Not Be Around Much Longer


“Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is reportedly considering retiring after the 2018 midterm elections.

Politico reported Thursday that Ryan has told his “closest confidants” that his current term as Speaker will be his last.

According to Politico interviews with three dozen of Ryan’s colleagues, aides, lobbyists and allies, “not a single person believed Ryan will stay in Congress past 2018.”

Ryan told reporters on Thursday that he is not planning on leaving the House.

Asked at the end of his weekly press conference Thursday whether he was leaving Congress “soon,” Ryan chuckled and replied as he walked off the stage: “I’m not, no.”

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/364918-ryan-could-retire-after-2018-midterms-report