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First Amendment constraints don’t apply to private platforms, Supreme Court affirms (theverge.com)
by Patrick on 18 Jun 2019  1 comment, latest 6 minutes ago
https://www.theverge.com/2019/ In a case closely watched for its potential implications for social media, the Supreme Court has ruled that a nonprofit running public access channels isn’t bound by governmental constraints...

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The joys of "diversity" in France (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 17 Jun 2019  5 comments, latest 16 hours ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne French rapper who was fined for music video called 'Hang White People' sparks fury with new song containing the lyrics 'I F*** France until agony' where he acts out...

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Leading Oxford academics blast LGBT charity Stonewall for pushing 'tendentious and antiscientific claims' (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 16 Jun 2019  3 comments, latest 2 hours ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne More than 30 Oxford academics have blasted Stonewall for pushing 'tendentious and antiscientific claims' in the trans awareness training it gives to universities.The group have taken issue with compulsory...

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Ted Cruz defends Freedom of Speech
by Patrick on 16 Jun 2019  2 comments, latest 2 days ago
I'm not a huge fan of Ted, but this is quite rational and praiseworthy:Btw, the foreign language is Irish Gaelic. I have my computer set to prefer Irish so that...

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Italy proposes tax on savings hidden in safety deposit boxes (reuters.com)
by Patrick on 14 Jun 2019  3 comments, latest 4 days ago
https://www.reuters.com/articl MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s government may tax cash and other valuables locked away in safety deposit boxes held with banks, Italian newspapers said on Wednesday, quoting Deputy Prime Minister...

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US efforts to jail Assange for espionage are a grave threat to a free media (theguardian.com)
by Patrick on 13 Jun 2019  13 comments, latest 2 days ago
https://www.theguardian.com/co Whenever you read about journalists harming national security, massive alarm bells should start ringing. Think no further than Richard Nixon trying to prosecute the Pentagon Papers whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg,...

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Many good alternatives to Google's invasive ReCAPTCHA (kevv.net)
by Patrick on 12 Jun 2019  Posted 6 days ago
https://kevv.net/you-probably- Google’s ReCAPTCHA is often the first tool that many webmasters reach for when confronted with the need to stop spam and automated malicious traffic from harming their services. In...

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De-Googling My Life (nrempel.com)
by Patrick on 12 Jun 2019  5 comments, latest 4 days ago
https://nrempel.com/de-googlin Recently I've spent some time changing my habits and changing the online services that I use so that I am less dependent on Google to participate in the internet....

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The surprising benefits of talking to strangers (bbc.com)
by Patrick on 12 Jun 2019  24 comments, latest 5 days ago
https://www.bbc.com/news/world Most people spend part of every day surrounded by strangers, whether on their daily commute, sitting in a park or cafe, or visiting the supermarket.Yet many of us remain...

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Maine Governor Signs Strictest Internet Protections in the U.S. (govtech.com)
by Patrick on 12 Jun 2019  6 comments, latest 6 days ago
https://www.govtech.com/policy The new law, set to take effect July 1, 2020, would require Internet service providers to get permission from their customers before any data could be sold to a...

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Georgia professor’s immigration comments cause stir on social media (ajc.com)
by Patrick on 12 Jun 2019  4 comments, latest 6 days ago
https://www.ajc.com/news/local A Georgia Gwinnett College professor’s online comments about illegal immigrants have prompted some, including a state lawmaker, to say he should be reprimanded or fired.The professor, a Chinese legal...

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It isn’t Trump who’s a big baby – it’s Sadiq (spiked-online.com)
by Patrick on 10 Jun 2019  1 comment, latest 7 days ago
https://www.spiked-online.com/ If you want to see just how entitled and arrogant Britain’s chattering classes have become, look no further than their indignation over Donald Trump’s tweets calling London mayor Sadiq...

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Always Own Your Platform (alwaysownyourplatform.com)
by Patrick on 10 Jun 2019  Posted 9 days ago
http://www.alwaysownyourplatfo You know, it wasn't that long ago.There was RSS.There were blogs.There were sub-groups and communities. The weirdos found each other. The non-weirdos found each other. It wasn't perfect. But...

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Let's make them pay for using our personal data (amortizedcost.net)
by Patrick on 10 Jun 2019  2 comments, latest 8 days ago
http://amortizedcost.net/make- Probably already everyone knows or at least suspects that companies on the internet are using for free our personal data. Do you remember when you were looking for good...

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Google abusing its monopoloy position to force proprietary code into Android apps, slow down Firefox users (reddit.com)
by Patrick on 10 Jun 2019  Posted 9 days ago
https://www.reddit.com/r/frees Android now forces apps to include proprietary code for push notificationsFOSS messaging apps such as Telegram-FOSS, riot.im, and other free software apps that need push notifications, are facing a...

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Meetup in Redwood City: Conservatives Who Code discussing "Platform Access as a Civil Right" (meetup.com)
by Patrick on 9 Jun 2019  4 comments, latest 14 hours ago
https://www.meetup.com/bayarea Topic: Digital Public Square, Platform Access as a Civil RightWe'll be discussing the idea that Social Media platform access should be a civil right. For background, see these articles:Pro:https://humaneven...

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The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews (thehustle.co)
by Patrick on 9 Jun 2019  19 comments, latest 7 days ago
https://thehustle.co/botto-bis In 2014, chef Davide Cerretini advertised a special that would forever change his fate: Anyone who left his restaurant a 1-star review on Yelp would get 25% off a...

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Google blocking right-leaning individuals from thousands of websites? (tickets.mvcpa.com)
by Patrick on 9 Jun 2019  Posted 9 days ago
I have found recently that when a site doesn't work correctly (for example this one) it's usually because I have all Google domains blocked with Little Snitch (an absolutely wonderful...

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List of people and sites banned or demonetized for political reasons from Wordpress/Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Google/YouTube/Pinterest etc (alexjonespodcast.com)
by Patrick on 8 Jun 2019  80 comments, latest an hour ago
The requirements to be listed are:1. to have been banned or demonetized from Wordpress/Twitter/Facebook/You or other anti-free-speech sites2. to have a website which is not on one of the intolerant...

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"Sanctuary" policy directly results in murder of a woman US citizen, and yet upheld in Santa Clara county anyway (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 8 Jun 2019  3 comments, latest 9 days ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne California county upholds sanctuary policy that critics say prompted the release of an illegal gang member 'before he killed a woman' Supervisors in a Northern California county have refused...

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Platform Access Is A Civil Right (humanevents.com)
by Patrick on 8 Jun 2019  4 comments, latest 9 days ago
https://humanevents.com/2019/0 Private property rights are great. But that does not mean that we, as a society, had to let private restaurant owners and private hotel managers turn away customers because...

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Boston Rejects Straight Pride Flag at City Hall (superhappyfunamerica.com)
by Patrick on 7 Jun 2019  1 comment, latest 11 days ago
https://www.superhappyfunameri Super Happy Fun America denied request to raise the Straight Pride Flag at Boston City HallSuper Happy Fun America applied to raise the straight pride flag on the Boston...

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Uber Data Reveals Motoring Slower Than Walking In Many Cities (forbes.com)
by Patrick on 7 Jun 2019  1 comment, latest 12 days ago
https://www.forbes.com/sites/c Ride hailing behemoth Uber has revealed what many have long suspected, that motorists in major cities such as London often crawl along no faster than pedestrians. The company has...

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How programmers can get laid = vital info for the future of our country, seriously (gab.com)
by Patrick on 5 Jun 2019  16 comments, latest 11 days ago
At the core of the deeply mistaken and repressive implementations of "hate speech" policies are legions of nerdy aspie men who implement the wishes of their corporate globalist owners.Without the...

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The dangerous folly of “Software as a Service” (esr.ibiblio.org)
by Patrick on 5 Jun 2019  7 comments, latest 13 days ago
http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=8338 Comes the word that Saleforce.com has announced a ban on its customers selling “military-style rifles”.The reason this ban has teeth is that the company provides “software as a service”;...

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Amazing graph clearly showing NY Times turning super evil (magaimg.net)
by Patrick on 4 Jun 2019  7 comments, latest 13 days ago
from https://magaimg.net/ via https://gab.com/heartiste (yes, it does seem to be the same guy who was banned for wrongthink by Wordpress!)

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LA Developers Are Getting Desperate As Megamansion Glut Worsens (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick on 4 Jun 2019  18 comments, latest 13 days ago
https://www.zerohedge.com/news With homes so unaffordable, it's hardly surprising that existing home sales are mired in a 14-month-long slump - though the return of mortgage rates to multi-year lows in May...

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U.S. shared nuclear power info with Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killed (reuters.com)
by Patrick on 4 Jun 2019  3 comments, latest 14 days ago
https://www.reuters.com/articl The Trump administration granted two authorizations to U.S. companies to share sensitive nuclear power information with Saudi Arabia shortly after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, a...

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Mainstream Media, Complicit In Disgruntled Minority Massacres, Desperately Suppressing VA Shooter’s Race (vdare.com)
by Patrick on 4 Jun 2019  13 comments, latest 13 days ago
https://vdare.com/articles/the On Friday a black man named DeWayne Craddock, an engineer employed by the city of Virginia Beach, shot 16 people in the local government building, killing 12, 9 of...

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Fake Saudi sheikh, 48, who swindled $8 million from investors over three decades (dailymail.co.uk)
by Patrick on 3 Jun 2019  1 comment, latest 15 days ago
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne Anthony Gignac, a 48-year-old Miami con man has been sentenced to 18.5 years in prison for impersonating Saudi royalty to fraudulently obtain $8m Prosecutors say Gignac has been arrested...

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NIMBY California Democrats (washingtonexaminer.com)
by Patrick on 3 Jun 2019  Posted 15 days ago
https://www.washingtonexaminer California's increasingly left-wing residents want open borders, and they want their state to give handouts to immigrants, legal and illegal. But they don’t want any building to house this...

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Site crash
by Patrick on 3 Jun 2019  Posted 15 days ago
Site was down for a few minutes, probably because of my image caching thing.I removed that code and restarted. Should be OK for now.

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Trump points out that ATT owns CNN, and that gives the public ability to fight fake news (politico.com)
by Patrick on 3 Jun 2019  2 comments, latest 15 days ago
https://www.politico.com/story Donald J. Trump3 hour agoI believe that if people stoped using or subscribing to @ATT, they would be forced to make big changes at @CNN, which is dying in...

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Snowden: "Most Effective Means Of Social Control In The History Of Our Species" Now In Place (zerohedge.com)
by Patrick on 3 Jun 2019  Posted 16 days ago
https://www.zerohedge.com/news "It's related to influence that reaches everyone in every place," he said. "It has no regard for borders. Its reach is unlimited, if you will, but its safeguards are...

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by Patrick on 2 Jun 2019  10 comments, latest 10 days ago

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Programmer identified 100,000 porn actresses from around the world, cross-referencing faces in porn videos with social media profile pictures (twitter.com)
by Patrick on 2 Jun 2019  17 comments, latest 14 days ago
https://twitter.com/yiqinfu/st A Germany-based Chinese programmer said he and some friends have identified 100k porn actresses from around the world, cross-referencing faces in porn videos with social media profile pictures. The...

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Researcher says there is gender divide on college campuses over free speech, diversity (thehill.com)
by Patrick on 1 Jun 2019  2 comments, latest 9 days ago
https://thehill.com/hilltv/ris Researcher Evette Alexander told Hill.TV this week that there is a gender divide on college campuses when it comes to prioritizing free speech versus inclusion."Men and women felt quite...

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Democrat/Globalist "New Green Deal" is driving blue collar workers over to Trump (politico.com)
by Patrick on 1 Jun 2019  4 comments, latest 17 days ago
https://www.politico.com/state “All it does is do what the Democratic Party seems to be very good at lately — which is export our jobs, while doing nothing for the end game,...

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Hidden Realtor commissions could be next housing-market domino to topple as government probes MLS (marketwatch.com)
by Patrick on 31 May 2019  9 comments, latest 17 days ago
https://www.marketwatch.com/st In U.S. residential real estate transactions, agents representing both the buyer and the seller are paid from the proceeds of the sale. That means that technically the seller pays...

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16 charged in Bangladesh for burning girl alive (bbc.com)
by Patrick on 29 May 2019  3 comments, latest 19 days ago
https://www.bbc.com/news/world Sixteen people have been charged in Bangladesh over the shocking murder of a teenager who was burned to death after reporting sexual harassment.Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 19, was doused with...
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