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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Internet Controls by country
Bottom of table that scrolls off give the US 2 ticks: 1) Blogger or Social Media user physically attacked or killed. 2) Technical attacks against government critics or human rights organizations
Posted by: 3dc || 09/20/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why does the government need to do it when the government can get Facebook, Twitter, etc., to do it for them?
Posted by: Clem || 09/20/2019 5:20 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ don't forget Google Clem
Posted by: jpal || 09/20/2019 10:44 Comments || Top||

#3  A worldwide internet was fun, but it could never last.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/20/2019 11:32 Comments || Top||

#4  If it was up to me, the government would block all Internet traffic from all four of those countries; Russia, Turkey, China and Iran. But I'd add a whole bunch of other countries too; Romania and Malaysia in my system administrator days were just as bad. I monitored the logs every day and the probes from those countries were incessant. If they don't want to behave in a civilized manner then cut them off from the rest of the civilized world.

For that reason, IMHO, it is extremely hypocritical of Baraq Obama to accuse Donald Trump of colluding with the Russians to hack our election. Trump did no such thing, of course, but the real problem is that Baraq stood by and did nothing to stop the Russians, Chinese and all the rest of them who launch hacking attacks on our country every day.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/20/2019 13:22 Comments || Top||

Great White North
Iowahawk on Trudeau's "blackface" history

Posted by: 3dc || 09/20/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  I predict, by the end of the day, this will become a "teaching moment" requiring mandatory sensitivity training for all Canadians

He's trying to be cute, but he's missing the point. As the Jordan Peterson affair shows, Canada now compels speech.

There won't be a "teaching moment"; there will be government compulsion.

This reality is what caused Peterson to step forth and stop being an obscure Canadian academic and be a champion for a simple but absolutely fundamental principle of democracy: except for oaths in extremely rare and tightly circumscribed formal situations, the state cannot compel any form of expression.
Posted by: Lex || 09/20/2019 0:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Virtue signaling is often used to covers up ones own vices.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/20/2019 11:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Yesterday I had a thin crust "pizza" with "Italian" sausage and Bruschetta (it was really tasty!). Does that make me an evil person, too? This "Cultural Appropriation = Racism" schtick is getting old.
Posted by: magpie || 09/20/2019 11:07 Comments || Top||

#4  What do you call an onigiri with jalapeno jelly filling?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/20/2019 11:20 Comments || Top||

#5  This is just stupid. So what, who cares how he dressed on Halloween! Next thing you know frat houses will no longer have toga parties. People need to stop this Woke assed thin skinned cry baby crap. Trudeau's real problem is his hypocrisy.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 09/20/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#6  What do you call an onigiri with jalapeno jelly filling?

Dunno about the onigiri but the jalapeno is hot.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/20/2019 13:26 Comments || Top||

#7  That's the whole point Abu.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/20/2019 13:37 Comments || Top||

#8  So the scolds just now had the idea to look through the Prime Minstral's yearbook? Didn't raise a hand when after his cos-play in India? Or as the other Indian? Oh, and two more 'found' all at the same time? The same group of people turn an eye at that movie White Chicks? They can all go lick a snake.

That his paparazzi guard is so blatantly covering for him is embarrassing. I'd tell them I have an upside down stool waiting for them, but I'm afraid I'd attract four and suffer a spin the bottle session.

It is a case of the guilty lecturing the innocent, and the innocent paying for the sins of the guilty:

We’re going to ban military-style assault rifles in Canada.

— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 20, 2019

That is outrageous.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/20/2019 17:47 Comments || Top||

#9  The whole thing is embarrassing for both Turdeau and us Canuckistanians.

A politicain, admired
by a lot of his people, but tired
of hiding his place
while dressed in blackface
decided at last to retire.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 09/20/2019 20:24 Comments || Top||

#10  The problem is the left no longer knows why they are angry at things they just want the world to burn. There was a time when blackface meant mocking people of color. When that happens it should be denounced as racist but there is no evidence that's what was going on. Just putting on dark make-up is not necessarily racist but that doesn't matter anymore.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/20/2019 23:01 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Blas drops out of race. Trump mocks
Warren Wilhelm Jr. may actually have to do his day job. NYers incredulous with fear
[NY Post] President Trump wasted no time mocking Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday after Hizzoner announced he was ending his far-fetched bid for the presidency.

"Oh no, really big political news, perhaps the biggest story in years! Part time Mayor of New York City, @BilldeBlasio, who was polling at a solid ZERO but had tremendous room for growth, has shocking dropped out of the Presidential race," Trump tweeted Friday morning.

"NYC is devastated, he's coming home!"
I'm sure he'll remain the time-tardy dilettante waste of oxygen
De Blasio announced on "Morning Joe" that he was finally pulling the plug on his sputtering campaign after failing to garner more than 1 percent of support in national polls.

The mayor and the president notably traded barbs throughout de Blasio's White House bid.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/20/2019 09:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10808 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  "I've to finish destroying New York before I can think of bigger goals." sorta thing?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/20/2019 10:58 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought deBlasio was the most obnoxious of the Dem candidates with Gillibrand the second most obnoxious

Now both are out.

Castro is probably the most obnoxious now with Harris a close second
Posted by: lord garth || 09/20/2019 12:50 Comments || Top||

#3  "I am Cornhooolio!"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/20/2019 13:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Last name ends in a vowel never trust them with positions of power.
Posted by: jpal || 09/20/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Was he really any worse than Beta?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/20/2019 13:28 Comments || Top||

#6  Probably negotiating his MSNBC talk-show contract right now.
Posted by: Lex || 09/20/2019 13:40 Comments || Top||

#7  polling at a solid ZERO but had tremendous room for growth

Somebody's got to be writing these for him.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/20/2019 15:17 Comments || Top||

#8  @ #7 Don't be too sure about that. The Donald is a New Yorker and surely has the sarcasm and wit down pat.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 09/20/2019 16:23 Comments || Top||

#9  "NYC is devastated, he's coming home!"

Oh ho ho ho ho ho ho ho...
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/20/2019 21:38 Comments || Top||

How US senators invest in firms they are supposed to regulate
[Guardian] As they set national policy on important issues such as climate change, tech monopolies, medical debt and income inequality, US senators have glaring conflicts of interest, an investigation by news website Sludge and the Guardian can reveal.

An analysis of personal financial disclosure data as of 16 August has found that 51 senators and their spouses have as much as $96m personally invested in corporate stocks in five key sectors: communications/electronics; defense; energy and natural resources; finance, insurance and real estate; and health.

The majority of these stocks come from public companies, and some are private.

Overall, the senators are invested in 338 companies ‐ including tech firms such as Apple and Microsoft, oil and gas giants including ExxonMobil and Antero Midstream, telecom companies including Verizon, and major defense contractors such as Boeing ‐ in the five sectors as categorized by Sludge.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/20/2019 01:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Peter Schweitzer wrote a book about ten years ago about what goes on in Capitol Hill (both parties) that would put us in jail for insider trading. And, of course, it's all perfectly legal, even House & Senate "ethics" committees bless off on this.
Crony capitalists such as Warren Buffet make out quite well, too. Quite well.
Posted by: Clem || 09/20/2019 5:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Politics are the best business there is - if you're willing to take risks. Academia is the best if you aren't.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/20/2019 11:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Johnny Caspar talks about ethics...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/20/2019 11:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Not just Senators, but Congresscritters and the Office of the President itself. How else could Obama afford his new pad?
Posted by: BA || 09/20/2019 12:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Shitshow, Part 93.

Most corrupt era in US history since the Robber Baron days.
Posted by: Lex || 09/20/2019 13:38 Comments || Top||

#6  It's not illegal if you're the one who writes the law.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/20/2019 13:52 Comments || Top||

#7  Crony capitalists such as Warren Buffet make out quite well, too. Quite well.

His dad was a congress-critter. Junior learned early on how important government regulation can be for a company's competitive position.

His concept of a "moat" was almost always applied to companies that benefited from near-monopoly status, or favorable regulatory treatment: insurance companies and local newspapers were early favorites, including the Government Employees Insurance Company. His recent wins came from arbitraging the government bailout of Wall Street.

But his biggest scam of all has been to use Congress's favorable tax treatment of debt to borrow against his holding companies and thereby juice up his equity returns.

The man who rails against hedge funds is himself running a gigantic hedge fund. According to academics who've studied his returns, about 60% of his fund's performance can be attributed to financial leverage.

And he's our folk hero investor. We are living through the most corrupt period in over 100 years.
Posted by: Lex || 09/20/2019 16:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Not corrupt if you have no morals, and that seem to be part of the problem.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/20/2019 18:53 Comments || Top||

Save the Date: Oct 10 Dem Prez Candidates to Debate LGBTQ Issues
[CNN] Human Rights Campaign Foundation ... will host a CNN Democratic presidential town hall in California...focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues.

HRC said the October 10 primetime event..will take questions from the audience and CNN journalists on specific LGBTQ concerns as well as their plans to promote equality and civility.

... former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, California Sen. Kamala Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have accepted HRC's invitation to participate in the event.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/20/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Everyone except Corey Booker comes out as gay.
Posted by: Glotle Anginelet8973 || 09/20/2019 1:30 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Heh
Posted by: Frank G || 09/20/2019 5:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Warren can say she's about .02 % gay.

"I once had a weird moment with Hillary."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/20/2019 5:33 Comments || Top||

#4  I'd be sure to watch it, except that is the night I'm supposed to re-arrange my sock drawer.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/20/2019 7:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Abortion on Demand for gays?
Posted by: Lex || 09/20/2019 10:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Booker will introduce his stealth husband, T-Bone.
Posted by: Lex || 09/20/2019 10:07 Comments || Top||

#7  Amazing how they're bending themselves into pretzels for 1% of the population.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/20/2019 12:38 Comments || Top||

#8  ...because the CNN special on 'climate change' was so successful, right?
Posted by: Raj || 09/20/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||

#9  Should be fun. I can hear them top each other in gaypandering:
"Everyone will be required to be LGBTQ for 10 minutes a day"
"30 minutes"
"A whole day"
"A week"...
Posted by: Frank G || 09/20/2019 13:55 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Zahra Billoo, Newest Anti Semite in Women's March Org is 'retired'
On Monday, the Women's March voted off its board Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Bob Bland due to the anti-Semitism controversies surrounding them.

The organization announced 16 new members [including] ... Zahra Billoo...[who] once called herself "a proud anti-Zionist."

... Billoo tweeted early this morning the Women's March booted her off its board.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/20/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "We're looking for somebody who's good at Taquia".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/20/2019 0:27 Comments || Top||

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