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Big Tech Axes Parler. They are very afraid of Donald Trump and his supporters

What happened to the first amendment?

Parler will be tossed off Amazon at midnight US time tonight. Friday, Parler jumped to the #1 app in Apple’s app store. Saturday Apple tossed it off.

The Tech Giants run the country. They control the conversations of millions of people.

ZeroHedge:  Parler saw approximately 210,000 installs globally on Friday 1/8, up 281% from approximately 55,000 on 1/7, according to data from the analytics service Sensor Tower. “In the U.S., the app saw approximately 182,000 first-time downloads on 1/8, up 355% from about 40,000 installs on 1/7. Since Wednesday, the app has seen approximately 268,000 installs from across U.S. app stores,” a press rep from Sensor Tower wrote in an email. -TechCrunch

Parler promise to set up again by noon tomorrow

The defiant message from John Matze of Parler:

10:10 PM ET:   Sunday (tomorrow) at midnight Amazon will be shutting off all of our servers in an attempt to completely remove free speech off the internet.

We prepared for events like this by never relying on amazons proprietary infrastructure and building bare metal products.

…Amazon, Google and Apple purposefully did this as a coordinated effort knowing our options would be limited and knowing this would inflict the most damage right as President Trump was banned from the tech companies.

This is all unfolding within the last few hours.

This was a coordinated attack by the tech giants to kill competition in the market place. We were too successful too fast. You can expect the war on competition and free speech to continue, but don’t count us out.

We are the closest thing to competition Facebook or Twitter has seen in many years. I believe Amazon, Google, Apple worked together to try and ensure they don’t have competition.

They will NOT win! …

What they are doing is unprecedented, unfounded and absolutely disgusting. Shameful.

This is a battle against all of us. Liberals, conservatives, atheists, Christians, black, white, etc. They want to keep their monopoly over speech. They want us fighting. They don’t want us working together. They don’t want us working with each other, they want us hating one another.

Parley – brings two people with conflicting ideas together. Our mission is free speech, democracy and us the people having the power. The elite don’t want us to be free, they want hate division and power!

For us to win this fight we need everyone back on Parler Tuesday. By Monday at noon we will be fully operational again.

The  Chilling Effect of the Big Tech control

When Twitter cancelled The New York Post for the hottest two weeks in the lead up to the biggest political event in four years, the message to the media was clear. Play by our rules or it’s over for your social media accounts which they had become dependent on in a world where subscriptions and advertising were squeezed flat by the same Tech Giants who pirated content.

The purge happening now is naked, it’s a sign of strength but revealing this ominous power is also a mark of desperation. A no-holds-barred, gloves off Information War. The conglomerate that “won” control of the most powerful nation on Earth appear to be afraid that they might lose that in the next ten days. Otherwise, why the rush?

If Donald Trump was only supported by delusional extreme right fringe losers in Chewbacca bikinis with horned hats, they wouldn’t need to silence him.

When people ask “Why wouldn’t the media report a stolen election?”, point at the power of the Tech Giants

The power to exile the President of the Free World from the national conversation is enough on its own to explain the bizarre media blackout of the last two months. The failure of the normal media to even report the biggest political scandals most of our lifetimes.

More than anything, the conglomerate Democrat-Tech-Giant-CCP want to stop most of America from hearing what Donald Trump or his supporters say.

As I’ve said, we’re in an Information War, more than anything we need new lines of communication. Sign up to Gab, to MeWe, to anything outside the Tech Giants. Tune in and spread the message. Each time you phone a friend, send an email, support a site that shares messages, you are part of the solution.

What ever you do, don’t give in. That’s what they want you to do.

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    Mike Marsh

    It gives me little satisfaction to say I’ve been on MeWe and Gab – I ditched FB and never had Twitter – years ago. Blind Freddy could see this coming.
    I’ve lost count of the times I’ve reconstructed with outfits publishing bellyaches about Big Tech – but then finishing their article with “Like and Share” complete with FB and Tw logos.
    Get on Gab. Get on MeWe. Not tentatively – cancel your FB and Twitter.

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    M Seward

    Parler have been given the flick for similar reasons to paedophiles being given the flick, i.e. they are just beyond any reasonable decency.

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    Zigmaster

    Censorship and manipulation this brazen and of this magnitude is right out of CCP playbook. Really makes one wonder whose been pulling the strings in this media/ social media war

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      The tech companies have been bowing down to China by implementing censoring features on their platforms in order to satisfy Chinese demands to enable oppression, otherwise, their platforms would not be allowed in China. It seems that these ‘features’ are now being applied to the free world and I can’t see how this ends well.

      If all the recent attacks on the Bill of Rights designed to remold America in China’s image don’t wake people up from their woken slumber, freedom will continue to erode until its a distant memory.

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        Ted O'Brien.

        I thought there were laws against this sort of thing. How long can they get away with this collusion?

        Certainly not forever! Unless it is part of The Great Reset.

        The Great Reset. Now where have I heard of that before?

        Ah, yes. They used to call it The Red Revolution!

        “Free beer for all the workies
        When The Red Revolution comes.”

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    wal1957

    Yes, it is open slather now. Trump banned, Parler banned, Walkaway banned from Youtube, TalkRadio banned from Youtube – (now reinstated) and many other conservative opinion sites banned or threatened. The only common thread is most if not all of those groups/people have conservative views, or views different to convention.
    Aren’t we lucky that the dumbocrats, those bastions of free speech will soon take control. I am sure that they will stand up for free speech. (sarc)

    Section 18C was important in Australia and the pollies folded/failed.
    In the states Section 230 is a licence to print money with no comeback. I wish that the politicians in USA (boths dumbocrats and Republicans) could see the danger and reign the big techs in. Sadly that will not happen. The RINOs will fold and the dumbocrats are happy with the censorship.
    This feels like another ‘book burning’ moment.

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      Dennis

      The repeal bill for Section 18C of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1975 was shelved following fierce opposition from lobby groups including all of the churches, Amnesty International and other human rights organisations and others, but also the Opposition in the House of Representatives and the Senate in Canberra.

      A heated debate took place in the Senate between house leaders Senators Brandis QC (Coalition) and Wong (Labor) that made it clear the repeal bill would be rejected, and at that time terrorism was a major issue of the day and the Government had a strengthened anti-terrorism bill they urgently needed to pass, so Section 18C went into the too hard basket.

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      The relevant text from section 230.

      (A) any action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected;

      Someone needs to ask twitter which category applies and what good faith argument led to the censoring. The legal definition of good faith actions are those that do not harm either party and clearly, their actions to suppress the first amendment and hide truths that would harm Biden directly harmed about 75 million Americans and indirectly harmed everyone else.

      The motivation for section 230 was to shield children from adult material, not to shield adults from adult material. Furthermore, why were all the tweets harassing Trump for the last 4 years permitted? These actually did fit the criteria.

      Trump did not incite the recent violence and specifically demanded there be a peaceful protest at the capital. What really happened is that the loony left let the genie out of the bottle by condoning violence without accountability as a way to achieve political change during the BLM and antifa riots. Not that it’s right, but this weapon worked and as a result emboldened some of the oppressed Trump supporters to apply the same tactics.

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    Dennis

    No point in making the owners of Farce Book and Twister wealthier, they are behaving badly.

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    sophocles

    It’s time for me to remove, delete and expunge my Amazon Account.
    Permanently.

    If that hurts Amazon’s “bottom line” so much the better.

    I’m not an American citizen nor am I resident in the USA.
    I don’t hav a Twitter account nor do I have anything to do with Sukkaberg or any of his media.

    Deleting my Amazon account will mean I have almost freed myself from the media giants. I just have email left. Damn it.

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      Dennis

      By now astute observers know that the new world order globalism socialism agenda includes sabotage of small to medium businesses in the private sector to be replaced by the multi-national businesses that are participants in the push for new world order controlled and managed societies under a one world government, sovereignty of nations including borders abandoned.

      The only way to fight back is to deny them our money and profit on the sales.

      And to avoid voting for their chosen candidates for election in between time.

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      TdeF

      Many other web services run on AWS, Amazon Web Services. Netflix for example. Many major web sites, trading portals, businesses use the resources of Amazon Web Services which is easily the biggest, dominating Microsoft.

      Whoever controls the information controls the politics. It is why extreme Australian Unionist from England, Steven Conroy mapped out the NBN on a beer coaster. One backbone controlled by the Labor Party in power. Exactly the same as China. And web sites, even emails which disagree can be blocked.

      Modern technology gives dictators total control at a level Hitler and Stalin never dreamed. And all this power in the hands of the unelected? Jack Ma’s Alibaba is next to fall to the CCP, as big as Amazon. Total control of the information is control of society. Free speech will no longer exist. And the media could not be happier. Someone has to make the propaganda videos extolling the vegetarian, no gender, climate extinction line. And that the Wuhan Flu was made by the American Army, not the Chinese one.

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      Ian

      “It’s time for me to remove, delete and expunge my Amazon Account. Permanently. If that hurts Amazon’s “bottom line” so much the better.

      I doubt doubt Amazon will be too concerned

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        sophocles

        Im sure they won’t notice.

        I haven’t used it for the last two, maybe three years.
        I thought I would tidy it all up for them but they don’t
        even want that. They’ve got my ‘data’ and they won’t let go
        of it.

        Everything saved in it is obsolete therefore no longer valid.
        So it can just sit there taking up their disk space.

        But thank you for your `kind’ thought and `concern’.
        I won’t pass it on.

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          Ian

          Perhaps you haven’ t heard that Trump has been jettisoned by the PGA of America that has cut ties to President Donald Trump when it voted Sunday (Monday AEDT) to take the PGA Championship event away from his New Jersey golf course next year.

          You also may have missed a poll showing a majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump should be removed from office before his term ends on January 20, according to a new poll taken after the riots at the Capitol last week.

          The poll, published Sunday by ABC News/Ipsos, found that 56 per cent of respondents support Trump’s removal prior to inauguration day and 67 per cent blame him for the attack on Wednesday, which forced lawmakers to flee their chambers and left five people dead.

          Things ain”t looking too good for soon to be ex president Trump the latest one term loser

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      Roger Knights

      Amazon makes its money from Prime and AWS (and its subsidiaries). If you drop your Prime membership, as I did a year ago, your Amazon purchases don’t provide it with any profit. I advise against deleting your account.

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    Jojodogfacedboy

    I think President Trump will soon be announcing an Act of War against China with all the Chinese voter fraud evidence.
    His path was a check mark of steps taken and the Politicians and courts are corrupted and didn’t do their jobs.
    The last step unlike previous politicians is War.

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      OriginalSteve

      DNI report is out apparently…

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/intelligence-analysts-downplayed-election-interference-trump-inspector

      “Ratcliffe concluded. “In that same spirit, I am adding my voice in support of the stated minority view — based on all available sources of intelligence, with definitions consistently applied, and reached independent of political considerations or undue pressure — that the People’s Republic of China sought to influence the 2020 U.S. federal elections.”

      “The Trump spy chief provided a glimpse into the internal intelligence community debate in December during an interview with the Washington Examiner.

      “”You have analysts that have been here from the Cold War era and are used to it being Russia, or in the last 20 years, it has been about counterterrorism — and again, I’m not minimizing those — but the greatest threat that we face and a greater amount of our focus needs to be on China,” Ratcliffe said.

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      Forrest Gardener

      I don’t think that President Trump will do anything at all in his final days beyond maybe a few pardons. If anything happens it will already be in motion and neither dependent on him or stoppable by him. He can gain nothing by participating in day to day political squabbles.

      I say this because he has chosen his battles pretty well and will have lots of opportunities to dominate politics in future years should he choose to do to. And for what it is worth I don’t think he will run for president again. He’d have to be a glutton for punishment to do that.

      But Joe Biden and Kama-lala-ding-dong. What have the dems done to themselves?

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        Ted O'Brien.

        I can’t imagine him being silly enough to run in 2024. But he might promote another who was independent of the two major parties..

        But first he has to standoff the lynch mob.

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      Meglort

      I think you may be right:
      http://nyegop.org/2021/01/08/a-letter-from-the-chairman/?v=7516fd43adaa

      First there was the judiciary left naked in its decadence.
      We have now had the kleptocracy exposed, hideous, petty and utterly corrupt.
      Today it is the social media oligarchy and its collectivist, malicious intent.

      There are a few to go yet…pharma…religion…finance…taboo?
      How deep is that rabbit hole?

      In order to be forgiven, we need to repent, but now we are being confronted with our sins.

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    Dennis

    Do not accept “fake news” media presentations, they practise character assassination of political enemies like DJT, relentless negativity via print and broadcasting media, and social media.

    It is said that when mud is thrown some sticks to the target and over time the mud builds up and covers the victim until the true character is no longer understood.

    This reminds me of a comment I read when PM Abbott was a media and opposition target, a son visiting his elderly mother, a staunch conservative voter before requiring nursing home facility care, commented that Abbott must be a bad person. When asked how she reached that conclusion she replied that it is on the ABC all the time, Abbott bad !!!

    Consider the media Trump fairy tales, so many so obviously fake or at the very least doctored to smear him.

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    RossP

    The obvious question is what are all so scared of?? The Democrats have the House, Senate and Presidency. They are the winners but they are all acting like utterly scared rabbits.

    The clearly know that there are huge skeletons in the cupboard and they know Team Trump knows everything now. They also should realise Team Trump tried every normal way to resolve the issues around the election but their puppets stopped him, he has not backed down and he now has only one option. They know he is not a McConnell or Romney –he has backbone.

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      Tilba Tilba

      The obvious question is what are all so scared of?? The Democrats have the House, Senate and Presidency. They are the winners but they are all acting like utterly scared rabbits.

      I’ve seen this many times over the last few days or more … that somehow the Democrats are scared of Trump and Trumpism, as if they have something to hide, and fear exposure to such an extent that certain forces would come into play so that Donald Trump would still be the one inaugurated on 20 January.

      Can I offer an alternative interpretation?

      The Democrats retain the House narrowly, and even though they won both the Oval Office and the Senate by the merest margins, those victories do not come into play until Kamala Harris and Joe Biden are sworn in.

      So there are still ten days in which bad stuff can happen, from the point of view of Democrats, who see Trump as a dangerous (and desperate) demagogue who holds millions of armed and angry supporters in his sway.

      The Democrats feel they are the ones defending America, democracy and the rule of law – and it is their duty to thwart a coup and Trump’s dangerous behaviour.

      Twitter etc probably feel the same way – anything is justified (no matter how distasteful or damaging to the bottom line) to get rid of a president who has gone rogue, and needs to be stopped by any means possible.

      You might not agree with this perspective, but I think it’s understandable that many in politics feel this way, especially after their experience in the storming of the Capitol … they’re not scared – they’re angry and determined to win.

      I think the storming of the Capitol has been a personal and political disaster for Trump … and he can no longer claim martyr status.

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        RossP

        But polls are showing Trumps popularity improving.

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          Tilba Tilba

          But polls are showing Trumps popularity improving.

          I read of a poll that found that 57% of those polled want Trump to resign immediately. I guess there are polls and polls.

          It cannot be good for him … sure there are hard-core supporters who will believe that those storming the Capitol were patriots with good cause, but I don’t think it is an event that Trump can take any advantage from, and his last week or so can’t end soon enough I expect.

          The role of Mike Pence (who might still hold political ambitions) remains intriguingly unclear, as does the breadth of the pardons Trump might grant this week. We’ll see!

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            Harves

            Lol. So you didn’t actually see a poll that said this – you read that someone else had seen such a poll. Must be true.

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            peter

            Aye, Tilba Tilba who are you? Do you come from that pretentious, over-rated, overpriced tourist village on the south coast of NSW? Or did you pass through it once, bought some tourist trinkets at 10 times proper retail price and then fell in love with the name?

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              Tilba Tilba

              Neither of those, peter. I live in a Tilba Street – in a leafy bourgeois section of

              The Paris of the South

              (aka Melbourne).

              Have travelled through Tilba Tilba a couple of times … however I don’t recall buying and shiny objects.

              An old leftie who has become much more moderate-conservative in my dotage … I remain highly allergic to unfounded conspiracy theories (if you’ll pardon the tautology) – deeply sceptical, and believe hardly anything much that I read … I want to see the lab equipment first!

              I am a very long-term fan of America and American history – goes back to the Kennedy era. Have visited there many times.

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                peter

                Kennedy era? The election stolen off Richard Nixon by dead people voting in Michigan? You must be right into this last election then? Lol

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        John R Smith

        “I think the storming of the Capitol has been a personal and political disaster for Trump … and he can no longer claim martyr status.”

        This seems a common Talking Head interpretation.
        First, we are a long past the public relations battle.
        Second, DJT is no F ing martyr and neither are his supporters. The Left march under the victim flag.
        As Ross P correctly notes, DJT got an approval rating bump.
        As I experience in my personal life everyday, the debate about ‘justification’ is not in Kansas anymore.

        Of course, the monster lurking in the shadows, is that regular people are waking up to the fact that the Authorities have no intention of ending the Lockdowns and allowing a return to normal life.

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          Peter C

          “I think the storming of the Capitol has been a personal and political disaster for Trump … and he can no longer claim martyr status.”

          Yes.

          But it was a False Flag Operation, designed for that specific purpose.

          Sidney Powell and Mike Flynn begged him to invoke the Insurrection Act a few days ago. Trump held off. There was still a chance that normal process might happen.
          It did not. Congress declared its hand.

          I don’t know what will happen now.

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          Ted O'Brien.

          Who was it that “stormed” the capitol?

          I saw “police?” set a barricade aside and people move through the opening. Nobody was rushing. It was a stroll.

          I saw a “guard” facing off a small group of people coming up a staircase. It may have been legitimate, but it looked like play acting.

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          While basement Biden spouts “Come on man we the people have decided” he obviously forgot to mention Big China, Big Banks, Big Tech, Big Media, Big Hollywood, Big Money and Big Klimate that hatched and implemented the plan to ensure Trump lost.

          Yesterday’s outrageous attack on the US Capitol will be used to tar every Republican as an extremist – by the same left that looked the other way all through the 2020s riots. It has bestowed the greatest gift of the moral high ground on the most undeserving people in the world: Joe Biden and the left.

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          Tilba Tilba

          First, we are a long past the public relations battle.

          I’m not quite sure where that places everyone then, but I still think optics and public opinion matter a great deal to politicians, and the media – and in fact supporters of both sides. I don’t believe Nancy Pelosi would be fast-tracking a doomed impeachment if she felt she didn’t have enough popular support for it.

          Second, DJT is no F ing martyr and neither are his supporters. The Left march under the victim flag.

          I disagree with that … Trump has based his whole political career on claiming victim status – that he has been under attack by everyone and everything: the mainstream media, his own departments, the Deep State, countless RINOs, the Mueller Inquiry, staff who resigned or he fired, and a number of women who claim sexual assault.

          “Witch-hunt” has been one of his favourite terms in nearly all these circumstances, when he has claimed victimhood. Anyway – it’s all now moot – and Biden is president. The next nine days remain an interesting drama though.

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            Lucky

            Claiming to be under attack, and, being under attack, are different.
            The attacks started on day 1 with the impeachment call.
            Amusing comparison- the Blank claimed to a victim but got the Nobel Peace Prize on about day 1.

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        Forrest Gardener

        I concur that the dems see President Trump as a dangerous demagogue with millions of armed and angry supporters in his sway. The dems are REALLY terrified because they know what they have done and that he knows where the political bodies are buried.

        Where the proposition becomes tenuous is with the idea that Trump might seize power through a coup. Having just stolen the election by fraud on an unprecedented scale the dems only really had two choices. They could concede the election or they could double down and pretend that they are the injured party.

        And Trump will indeed achieve martyr status among his supporters should the fraudulent dems rush a second impeachment through the house in a naked quest to prevent him from ever running again. The attempt by big tech to silence him and his supporters will have the same effect.

        The dems have made their bed. Now they must lie in it.

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          Peter C

          Where the proposition becomes tenuous is with the idea that Trump might seize power through a coup.

          What other options are there now?
          Every normal legal avenue has been exhausted. Trump has been blocked at every turn.

          He still has a legal option. Engage the Military Forces. It is legal. It will be described as a Coup.

          It will be described as a ‘Coup” by the very people who have denied him a voice to the Nation.
          He is the President for Gods Sake. What else must he do?

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            Forrest Gardener

            If it was me and I had the means I’d blow the whole deep state to hell. I wouldn’t dare to speak for President Trump. In my view he has earned the right to do what he wants when he wants. But if I was an adviser I’d be going back to what he set out to do.

            Unlike most politicians he did not go into office seeking a seat on the gravy train. Two of the bigger parts were draining the swamp and giving a voice to those the elites ignored. He has not drained the swamp but there is not a single organ of government which hasn’t exposed itself as corrupt and seditious. His supporters most certainly have a voice.

            So my question is whether he needs to continue to be president to have a positive effect on the nation. As a businessman he may well decide there is more than one way to achieve his goals. He may decide to look for a better opportunity.

            And can you imagine the sheer scale of incompetence Biden and Kama-lala-ding-dong and going to demonstrate?

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              Peter C

              If it was me and I had the means I’d blow the whole deep state to hell…
              He has not drained the swamp but there is not a single organ of government which hasn’t exposed itself as corrupt and seditious

              I think Trump thinks the same. At least the Swamp has been drained enough to expose a lot of the participants, including the RINOs. Will he try to crash through or withdraw and find another course?

              I don’t know. I think the next few days will tell.

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                Henning Nielsen

                I guess you this one?

                “January 8, 2021
                As I write to you today, I have no doubt that this letter will find many of you crushed under the weight of despair or perhaps lost in a maze of confusion. It is my hope that by the time you finish reading this letter you will be able to confidently join millions of others who support the president and another four years.

                Let me be clear: Trump will be president for another four years. Biden will not be president. Yes, I know those are shocking words in these crazy days.”

                https://nyegop.org/2021/01/08/a-letter-from-the-chairman/?v=7516fd43adaa

                Fake hope? A plant? I do not know. But it has a certain sincere ring in my ears. Lin Wood hasn’t fled the country either, AFAIK.

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                Tilba Tilba

                From the Nye County Chairman:
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                Let me be clear: Trump will be president for another four years. Biden will not be president. Yes, I know those are shocking words in these crazy days.

                I guess it’s easy to say such things, but how on earth is it going to happen? There is no indication at all that Donald Trump has the support needed to remain in office beyond 20 January. Not from the military, the DOJ, FBI-CIA, or any other element of law enforcement.

                Even if they have to swear in Biden-Harris in the confines of the White House, or somewhere else that is secure, you’d have to be reasonably confident that it will happen.

                I expect Trump would be in even deeper legal trouble if he attempts to encourage or incite further demonstrations and protests in DC around 19-20 January. His institutional support seems pretty thin, and not getting stronger.

                He is already in serious jeopardy I would think … despite the comments from his long-term lawyers, incitement to riot and insurrection are not protected free speech.

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            James Murphy

            While Trump is still president, how can it be a coup? Funnily enough the morons who still believe the democrats are honest and upstanding can not seem to answer that with any coherence, but then, they have the full support of the media and Silicon Valley to silence their opposition, so, why bother with rational arguments…

            The democrats have done more things which resemble a coup than Trump has, including Pelosi asking the pentagon to block Trumps access to the military. I still can’t work out who he would use nuclear weapons on, given that he’s been the least war-hungry president in decades.

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              Henning Nielsen

              You are right, it can not be a coup. On the contrary, Trump is doing his sacred duty which he has sworn to perform, to defend the Constitution against all enemies, domestic and foreign.

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            Tilba Tilba

            He still has a legal option. Engage the Military Forces. It is legal.

            Legality is highly questionable. Chance of success even more so.

            I don’t think the military would support him – they’re even said so. And what do they “seize”? It’s fanciful, and will not happen – notwithstanding the urgings from the like of Sidney Powell and Mike Flynn.

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            markx

            There is a fascinating disconnect in here.

            What other options are there now?
            Every normal legal avenue has been exhausted. Trump has been blocked at every turn.

            He still has a legal option. Engage the Military Forces. It is legal. It will be described as a Coup.

            All are busy saying, “No, it wasn’t violent. No, Trump didn’t want that. No, nobody was going to hang anyone. No, the police invited them in. No, it wasn’t an attempted coup.”
            Yet, MAGA demonstrator after MAGA demonstrator states they were there for the revolution, there to take over, there to restore Trump.
            And we can see how Trump prepared the ground by replacing all senior security posts in the capitol and White House with his most ardent supporters.

            And here you are saying, “Yeah! We need and want a coup!”

            Meanwhile, you brand all the moderate Republican office holders, who say that Biden was fairly elected, and who know far more than most of you do, as traitors?

            Surely you can see that your Donald, and a few of his ardent lieutenants, are the ones out of step?
            Not everyone else?

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        Harry Passfield

        “and it is [the Democrat’s] duty to thwart a coup”

        Such irony. The biter bit.

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        Kalm Keith

        “Can I offer an alternative interpretation”

        You certainly can.

        But don’t forget to clean up after yourself.

        And please say hello to Malcolm next time you see him.

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      Mark D.

      RossP, They are scared of the 70 million +. The House lost Dem seats and is fairly close to flipping. Same in the Senate. The Dems now drunk with power will push too hard and anger a bunch more voters. Add that number to the 70M that are already fired up in you can imagine a complete upset 2 years from now. They have only a short time to silence, punish and purge the Deplorables. It is the Globalists we have more to worry about. What kind of advancements will they be able to make during this time and especially the permanent kind of things we can’t back out of.

      The 70M are just in the US. This whole rot has been exposed now to the entire free world. Millions more people are also ready to defend freedom. This is what scares them.

      1. We have to develop solid, secure and swift ways to communicate.
      This must be done quickly because they will try to stop it.
      Consider re-connecting to land-line telephones (not via cable TV either)
      any voice over data is suspect.
      Learn how effectively your smart devices are spying on you and defeat them where possible.
      Buy only smart devices that you are able to remove the batteries then do so as much as possible.
      Your powered smart device is a spy! Drill that into your head.
      Eliminate things like Alexa, and all things IoT.
      Disable and stop using WiFi as much as possible.
      Subscribe to a VPN service for web surfing
      Change to a secure (encrypted if possible) e-mail service.
      Walk away from anything Google (Especially Gmail)

      2. We have to be able to shine light on their lies.
      Support financially any worthy news outlet.
      Defund by boycott, mainstream media. They are worse than useless.
      Defund Public Radio and TV. They are worse than useless for honest news.

      3. We have to have clean up our elections by any and all means.

      4. Shout down attacks on free speech and personal lives.
      Discrimination laws must be extended to include “Political Orientation”
      No one should fear retribution for their political views!

      They will try hard to block and prevent these things.

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        Ted O'Brien.

        It would be for sure that they fear what Trump might do in the next few days, and again with the 70 million. But I am also sure that their primary driving force is hatred.

        Their primary objective will be to destroy Trump, his business and his family.

        That may be why they flew to Abilene, for safety..

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        Kalm Keith

        Thanks for that.

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    OriginalSteve

    Everyone has moved to http://www.Gab.com after Twerper showed it was run by leftist twerps…..

    RIP silicon valley tech box trolls…

    Gab is growing at a phenomenal rate.

    The good thing is its woken up the onservatives as to hiw dangeroys and left wing Big Tech is.

    “Red 2” is drop out the power, presumably as the arrests of the snakes start…..

    Rome has power outage right now….

    Apparently Gitmo may have room service.. they may need it.

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    Jeremy Poynton

    It’s worse than you think.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26195941-the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism

    Abstract from the library system I belong to … (Remember Blade Runner? This book confirms what I have long believed – Google is our Tyrell Corporation).

    Abstract: Society is at a turning point. The heady optimism that accompanied the advent of the Internet has gone, replaced with a deep unease as technology, capitalism and an unequal society combine to create the perfect storm. Tech companies are gathering our information online and selling it to the highest bidder, whether government or retailer. In this world of surveillance capitalism, profit depends not only on predicting but modifying our online behaviour. How will this fusion of capitalism and the digital shape the values that define our future? Shoshana Zuboff shows that at this critical juncture we have a choice, the power to decide what kind of world we want to live in

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    Philip

    As we saw post NZ shooter incident, an ISP can easily block any site, as Telstra and Optus did with Gab. So Apple and Google don’t even really matter. These sites will not survive facing all these woke corporations.

    Problem with Gab is it is populated by hard core neo-nazis and will be easy to justify its blocking to the normal punter. Parler is simply normal republican voters yet is being portrayed as radical promoters of violence.

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    ExWarmist

    Does anyone have a comprehensive list of alternative social media?

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    Tel

    Is Parler better than Gab?

    Long ago I set up a Gab account and I clicked around and read some bits here and there but to be honest I didn’t see anything that attracted me. I totally support their right to free speech … don’t get me wrong … I did not find it particularly interesting, and I also figured that a lot of people were going out of their way to be obnoxious, which is funny at times but tedious after a short while.

    They have a news page which is open to the public … no account required … and gives useful headlines all in the one place.

    https://trends.gab.com/

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      Forrest Gardener

      Agreed about the people going out of their way to be obnoxious. Some form of improvment in troll management seems to be the way forward to me.

      There is no point advocating free speech if somebody turns up with a vuvuzela. It is all too easy to destroy respectful conversation and the techniques are well known. Blocking users is a start. Upvoting and downvoting is useful. Semi-anonymous screen names are essential to prevent doxxing and other malicious practices.

      Hopefully the next generation of software will make it less likely to see better times and rid the world of the sewer which is the very essence of twitter.

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      James Murphy

      I think these various platforms differentiate themselves enough that one is not better or worse than another, just different. I tend to agree, I am not particularly excited by what I have seen on these but I appreciate that they exist. However, many people who offer interesting viewpoints on YouTube have moved to, or have increased presence on Bitchute.

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    ScaredToSay

    I’d recommend ProtonMail.com for encrypted email with servers in Switzerland (for those wishing to move off Gmail, etc). And I prefer MeWe.com for an alternative to FB.

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    the sting

    Has Kamala Harris resigned her Senate spot yet ?

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      a happy little debunker

      9 days left of being paid as a senator, before she starts earning as VP.
      It is always about the ‘Benjamins’.

      The only thing that could prevent a Biden/Harris (or is that Harris/Biden) administration is a scandal so bad that being a senator would offer no protections.

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        Peter C

        The only thing that could prevent a Biden/Harris (or is that Harris/Biden) administration is a scandal so bad that being a senator would offer no protections.

        I agree debunker. I am just waiting and hoping that we can hear what it is. So far Trump is being shut down on every platform. His address to the Nation might be banned as well.

        Deep State vs The Nation now on the the very precipice.

        I think the denouement is almost here.

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          Dennis

          They must be desperate, their anti-President Trump behaviour and tactics are a public relations disaster, his support base is a huge segment of the US voting population, and then add his foreign country, allies and others, supporters.

          The global image of the United States of America is being badly damaged, topping four years of relentless negativity directed at the President and shadowing the nation he leads.

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        James Murphy

        I thunk it’ll be a Harris/new person administration within 6-12 months. Biden is only a placeholder. It wouldn’t surprise me if AOC or Bernie Sanders will be the next VP.

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    PeterS

    Anyone have a view on Brave as an alternative browser to Firefox and Chrome?

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      Another Ian

      Been using it since my computer crash and Firefox went u/s. Seems ok.

      If you import bookmarks from Firefox it doesn’t show them down the lhs – which can be a pain if you have a lot of them. I’ll experiment more when the new computer arrives as it looks like Firefox has earned the flick.

      Looking for alternatives to Thunderbird for email – any suggestions?

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      Hanrahan

      I find it reliable. When people say they can’t access sites I can with Mac OS, Brave and duckduck.

      I can say it here because I doubt Jo gets big tech ad revenue but the built in ad blocker works for me.

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      Serp

      I’ve gone to Opera as its vpn can be turned on to bypass geoblocking. Vivaldi seems a reasonable alternative also. The key is to eliminate google from the search facility; set duckduckgo or startpage as default search engine and where possible actually delete google from the catalogue of search engines in the advanced configuration for the browser.

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    PeterS

    I’m not so worried about the attacks by Big Tech on free speech and the like. It only adds fuel to the fire of discontent and eventually will backfire on Big Tech in a Big Way. We might have to suffer some pain in the short term but it won’t be long before the vast majority start waking up and seeing how they are being treated as fools. It’s better to fight the battle without smoke and mirrors as has been the case. Once it’s out in the open it will become clear who stands for good and who stands for evil. There will be no hiding.

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      Dennis

      “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”

      ― Abraham Lincoln

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        Dennis

        There is a fourth to that

        “And when caught trying to fool people anything you ever said is viewed with great suspicion”

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      Henning Nielsen

      I’m not so worried either. To me, all this looks like a huge fit of panic from Big Tech. They are not stupid, they know that without users they are nothing. So why gamble on losing so much when total victory is just around the corner? Answer: It is not. This massive censorship can only hurt them, no matter how scary it looks now. The only plausible explanation is that they are trying to gain a short breather for a last ditch defence. No winner would behave like this.

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        Roger Knights

        “This massive censorship can only hurt them, no matter how scary it looks now. The only plausible explanation is that they are trying to gain a short breather for a last ditch defence.”

        ATTENTION: Big Tech isn’t doing this primarily on its own initiative, but almost entirely because influential Dems have privately told them to do so “or else.”

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    markx

    Dominion Voting Systems has filed a defamation lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell, seeking at least $1.3bn for Powell’s “wild accusations” that the company rigged the presidential election for Joe Biden.

    “Dominion brings this action to set the record straight,” the company said in the suit filed on Friday in federal court in Washington, DC.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/8/dominion-sues-trump-lawyer-sidney-powell-for-defamation

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      Len

      Lucian Lincoln Wood is her lawyer. His normal reply to this type of situation is to say “Bring it on”.He represented Nick Sandmann and won Nick quite an amount of money.

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      Captain Katzenjammer

      Will it end like David Irving’s libel case against Deborah Lipstadt, where the evidence laid out in court showed he deserved the accusations. Dominion is risking being shown up as among the prime modes of cheating in a number of elections in the US and other countries. They’ll drop their prosecution case when they figure thae range of evidence that will be presented against them.

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      Mark D.

      MarkX:

      Dominion Voting Systems has filed a defamation lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell,….

      Oh Goodie! Mark, are you aware of the rules of discovery in a lawsuit? I’ll have popcorn ready.

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        Murra/y Shaw

        YesMarkD, like when Michael “hockey stick” Manne sued the Canadian climate scientist Tim Ball for saying some very disparaging things about Mann’s work, that it was fraudulent , misleading etc, during Discoverys Mann refused to submit the workings for the “hockey stick” paper and the judge threw the case out.
        Yes, discovery will be interesting. So will Powell’s witness list, no doubt including Pulitzer who demonstrated the incapacity of their machines at the Georgia Legislature inquired evidently.

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        markx

        are you aware of the rules of discovery in a lawsuit?

        Yep, and I am sure Dominion are too.

        I’ve got my popcorn ready, too.

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    Harves

    Trump now on Parler

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      Wert

      And that is triggering Big Tech (Amazon, Google, Apple) to attack. Not the fact Parler’s code is very much near ‘if it ain’t illegal, it is allowed’. Twitter is infected with anticatholicism, antiwhiteness, anti-Westernism, and antisemitism, more with the leftist style garden variety but sometimes with the Real (sometimes Middle Eastern) Nazism/ hatred.

      Parler on the other hand, is fated for now to host the extremists/Nazis already purged from Twitter. While I’m pro free speech opinion wise, I don’t want to see that hate, like I don’t want eggregious off topic, sarcasm, concern trolling, spam, and other distractions.

      Thus I’m not confident Parler can get the traction unless they implement a very functional Reddit style community scoring. And then we are near square one.

      I didn’t register yet at Parler, reason I don’t trust them my phone number and other data.

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    Captain Katzenjammer

    They aren’t satisfied with just removing Trump by whatever means, and we’ve seen what that means. That want to disgrace him – tar and feather him as he’s kicked out on the street. That’s their message from their reporting of the Capitol event. They’re really scared of Trump and want to force his supporters to disenfranchise him, to leave him like they’d leave a toxic bad smell. And then they disenfranchise whoever is left standing.
    .
    Fear and foul hatred is their guiding principle. And they’ve let us know they’re in charge again.

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    Lucky

    More censorship by BigTech. Not unexpected.

    A conspiracy? There may not be emails and phone calls saying, let us do this.. it is like-minded monopolists/oligarchs watching each other and acting in unison.

    What to do?
    Do not bother to inform the oligarchs and their flunkies of your dislike
    Actively find alternatives if you use that sort of thing
    If people/businesses in your circle use them, inform them of why they should not and present alternatives
    Discuss alternatives on this site.

    There may be legal remedies. The way US and Australian supreme/high courts have behaved it would be wise not to rely on the courts.

    I hope this site has contingencies in place for censorship.

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    Harry Passfield

    I wonder if Trump has enough time to initiate Anti-Trust actions against Twamaface?

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      Deano

      That’s one of the reasons they want to impeach him. He can’t keep acting like a strong, honest President as it will embarrass his competitors.

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    Deano

    Traditional AM Talkback radio shows that invite callers to “Have your say. This is YOUR station.” have also fallen. The hosts are clearly under instruction to censor conservative opinions while claiming they have full editorial control over their show. When NINE purchased Macquarie Radio many of their presenters changed their ‘beliefs’ overnight!

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      Tilba Tilba

      I think 3AW Melbourne has morphed to be more moderate and apolitical over the last few years. A proportion of the callers are still pretty toey, but the “shock jocks” don’t fire them up much. They’re all getting older and a bit tired … it’s all gardening, nutty local council behaviour, and hoons out in the burbs these days.

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    David Maddison

    Dave Cullen of the Computing Forever YouTube channel has just been kicked off YouTube in the latest instance of Leftist censorship of conservatives. However you can watch him on Bitchute.

    https://www.bitchute.com/channel/hybM74uIHJKf/

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    neil

    How much more bazaar can this saga get, Trump unable to accept reality. The totally delusional Nancy Pelosi demanding the Republicans implement the 25th amendment which is simply not applicable to this scenario. Pelosi attempting to impeach Trump on totally inappropriate false charges like the last time, hoping the equally disturbed Mick Romney with his seven Republican co-conspirators can convince another eight republicans to turn against their own party. While a very old man in advanced stages of dementia and his tokenistic jigaboo are about to become the leaders of the free world.

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    Maptram

    Last night, Aust time, on Channel 10 The Project, they had a bit about the US election, including how the Democrats want to impeach President Trump and Pelosi demanding that the nuclear codes be taken away from President Trump, because he is deranged etc.

    Then they had a bit about President Elect Biden which they found amusing. I didn’t hear the subject of the speech, but Biden was talking about a quantity of something that started out as 250 and each time he said the quantity it increased it by a factor of 10, so 250 went to 2500, then 25000 then 250000. While they found it amusing, it’s actual deadly serious considering that if Biden becomes president he would have the nuclear codes. Either that or his puppet master would have the codes on his behalf.

    Perhaps Pelosi should be asked whether she would be OK with Biden having the nuclear codes. Perhaps it’s an indication that the plan includes not having Biden as President for very long

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      Tilba Tilba

      I’ve generally been scathing of the rightwing meme that Joe Biden was deep into cognitive decline, and will be propped up in a chair with cushions, while Dr Jill, Kamala Harris, and the CCP run the show.

      But when I saw (live) the Joe Biden thing on 250, 2500, 25,000, 250,000, etc, it certainly got me wondering. I think he meant to say “250 thousand” initially, but then really fluffed the correction.

      He also said “Trump’s accolades” rather than “acolytes” – a mistake that went straight through to the keeper.

      I bet Donald Trump is steaming that he lost to someone pretty much like an old batty uncle. Actually – they’re both way too old, and so are Mitch, Bernie, Nancy, and quite a few others in both paddocks.

      Make ’em all retire at 70 – including federal court judges and justices.

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        Serp

        But not commenters on this blog please, I’d guess that more than half of us are past their seventieth birthday.

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    Tony

    What happened to the first amendment?

    Tell us Jo, how does the first amendment force private companies to do business with others or to force them to allow people access to their private networks or media platforms. It doesn’t.

    And then there’s you. You censor and prevent people commenting routinely.

    You’re a hypocrite and a know nothing.

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      Could be because Jo Nova doesn’t get special Section 230 protection and pretend to be a Platform?

      Perhaps my market share, while astonishingly impressive, does not reach such a large part of the population that it can throw around it’s influence in a predatory manner to crush adversaries?

      Mr three-comment-complainer, you’ve jumped to conclude “Censorship” after one day of submitting three boring low grade comments with one liner accusations of “conspiracy” and no evidence you’ve even read the post. I wondered if you were a bot. It’s still not clear.

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      Boris

      I found this curious… Look at the date.

      https://youtu.be/lruk2Nf42yk

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      Tel

      Marsh v. Alabama 1946, private company town owned by Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation … SCOTUS voted that yes even private companies do need to respect First Amendment rights.

      Writing for a 5-3 majority, Justice Hugo L. Black noted that “[t]he more an owner, for his advantage, opens up his property for use by the public in general, the more do his rights become circumscribed by the statutory and constitutional rights of those who use it.” The Court continued, “Whether a corporation or a municipality owns or possesses the town[,] the public in either case has an identical interest in the functioning of the community in such manner that the channels of communication remain free.”

      https://mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/571/marsh-v-alabama

      That may not be Libertarian purist property-rights dogma … but it is the law of the United States.

      Sometimes Australia even accepts those judgements as precedent.

      Hey … now YOU are on your way to knowing something Sir Tony.

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    The Pedant-General

    The parler link above (https://parler.com/feed) seems to redirect to their login page.

    Do you have to have an account to see that feed page?

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    The end of free speech in America?

    “After a few weeks away from blogging and some time out from the fray, I come back from a subdued Christmas to find the finishing bricks of the coup have been slamming into place. Wholesale censorship of any and all conservative and dissenting voices on all social media platforms have either been deleted or automatically stripped of followers. Of course, it started by Twitter banning Trump indefinitely, which gets rid of those 84M pesky people who voted for him and know in their hearts their vote was switched in the Big Steal. If their anger and outrage can’t be published, it therefore doesn’t exist, so it’ll be a happy and reconciled America from now on.”

    https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2021/01/10/the-end-of-free-speech-in-america/

    Pointman

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    Kim

    Big Tech is clamping heavily down on on anything that they don’t agree with. They will cite all sorts of reasons including inciting violence despite the fact that they will happily ‘incite’ left wing violence – see Kathy Griffin and Maxine Waters videos on YouTube and look at the role that Facebook and Twitter played in the organisation of the riots – the pre positioning of the bricks and accelerant – and the resultant arson, $2B damage, looting and even murder.

    We’re in a less exposed position but could very easily be effected. I see the left being on a roll – they will be going all out.

    There are many technical solutions to all the censorship issues. They just need to be put in place. The will, support and money needs to be there.

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    William Astley

    We are lost if there is not a second act. The info I have is there will be a US Military Presentation to the US press, Wednesday, Jan. 13th.

    In the first act, China started a ‘unrestricted’ (steal, bribe, threaten, and now kill) cold war to take over the US and the world under the Obama administration.

    The secret to winning a cold war… Is to control the US and world media (Google, Apple, CNN, BBC, PBS, and so on) and to control the government of the country that China is trying to take over and/or sabotage…..

    The objective of the Chinese cold war is/was to take over the US and the world, before the citizens or US Military or FBI or CIA alerted the nation, to the attack. i.e. If the US found out it was under attack the US people would obviously support protecting the country and undo the damage done in the last 20 years. Corrupt Washington has damaged the US economy. That damage can and will be undo. The so called race problem and political divide in the US is going to disappear. It has created by the US political system for political reasons.

    The Chinese plan was to first take over the Democratic Party of America (which is a corrupt angry mess)… ….and then use the Democratic party, Obama/Pelosi/Clinton and so on to take over and control the CIA/FBI/DOJ …..

    And then use the US legal and political system to incapacitate/sabotage the US, with toxic ideas like Climate Change Emergency and promising no thought super spending.

    The cold war tactic fails if people find out China did evil things like design and release covid, two versions. As we are going to find out, the Democratic party of America (Biden and Pelosi) were 100% controlled by the Chinese. What other explanation could there be if Biden and Pelosi leave for asylum to China?

    And to start enforcing red lines.

    Fixing Washington swamp is the easiest part of the plan. The solution is perfect. There will be no swamp because the new government is honest, logical, and optimized and will be located on a military base. The swamp is in Washington and requires congress and politicians to keep it alive. And the new government is going to take responsibility for Washington D.C. The problem is there will be so many fake corrupt high paying jobs lost that a plan will be required to help the city. And because that Democratic controlled city creates a security risk for the WH. Also, the Washington DC city end of the swamp problems are real problems which the new government will take responsibility to solve.

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      Kim

      Taiwan has a series of islands just off the coast of China. When China invades them what will the Biden-Harris administration do? That will be the most crucial and most critical decision that they will make. My prediction is that the United States will acquiesce. The question at that point will be whether a merger or an acquisition has occurred – whether USA inc has merged with the CCP or whether the CCP has acquired the USA – made it a client state, a subsidiary of China. ie courtesy of the Biden-Harris administration the USA has been cuckholded by China.

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    Kim

    KGB Defector Yuri Bezmenov 1985 Interview. Explains KGB Manipulation of US Public Opinion – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOmXiapfCs8 .

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    Kim

    Censorship produces ignorance – it produces the left – it is what the left is.

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    Susan Fraser

    https://www.fcc.gov/document/enforcement-bureau-reminds-eas-participants-compliance-obligations

    This is the link to the FCC Advisory that President Trump has a secure channel to broadcast on.

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    TomR

    How do they plan to continue as global corporations if they became basically part of US politics? Why would other countries allow basically a type of US political party to operate on theirs soil?

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    Boris

    I’m not sure how much credence I give these reports – can’t corroborate any of it – but if it did turn out to be true I’d not be surprised.

    There are many things that are obviously happening behind the scenes that we don’t know. But we can recognise the slow closing in of technology, banking/finance and the groups that want us to keep our guard down.

    Just as a matter of what is happening behind the scenes I found a possible corroboration of some of the content above. You blokes may find this informative:

    https://newtube.app/TonyHeller/jouSMBv

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    Simon

    “A no-holds-barred, gloves off Information War”. Maybe, but it is and has been for nearly a decade, a concerted propaganda war. Starting with character assassination of anyone of standing who disputes the narrative, be it climate change, the free enterprise economy or politics. Spread the word via their leftwing network and social media ‘platforms’ that critics are deniers, conspiracy theorists, fact checked, debunked and ultimately discredited as delusional. Charge ahead with the agenda developing and bombarding with 3 word mantras; net zero emissions, build back better, build back greener, end racism now, defund the police. Directing at Trump; inciting to insurrection, leave office early. The leftwing marketing has been in overdrive and social media shows, has brainwashed headline readers parroting the cult chants.
    Stage 3 is the tech oligarchs funding and freely promoting the militia which is BLMAntifa to sideline and emasculate law enforcement completely.
    The toothless questioning by the US Senate of Zuckerberg and Dorsey has emboldened them to act with impunity in dismantling any pretence that they will act as censors and publishers in defiance of platform laws. That is now translating into open attempts to destroy competitors! The gall, the arrogance, the dangerous precedent if no one stands up to them means they’ll complete their destruction of the conservative side of politics, actual free speech and bully small democracies like NZ, Australia and buy up small economies through belt and road nooses, leading into an EU, UN, WEF juggernaut to transferring wealth to the few well positioned renewable investors and guaranteed long term leftwing designer marxist states. If the weak kneed judiciary in the US won’t even hear evidence, or view footage, or read factual evidence, dismissing suits from fear rather than illegitimacy then the end has come for democracy and free speech. It’s hard to see otherwise with a leftwing President, Congress, Senate and a powerful propaganda service, all aided and abetted by likeminded forces in Europe and the UN. From the 21st January any contrary voice will be sneered at as ineffectual conspiracy theorists, then dissidents when the new world order refuses to countenance opponents come 2030.

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    Kim

    I know a few people who work in the medical area – doctors etc. What I hear is that they are having a lot of discussions over the Chinese flu but that they can’t use the big tech platforms – the YouTube, Twitter etc. – as their scientific, hence speculative, discussions would be deemed to not correspond with the narrative hence are censored. What that means is that these discussions are not held in the public arena and democratic decisions cannot be made on their basis. That greatly devalues the accuracy of the populace in making democratic decisions.

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    Roger Knights

    Allowing people to post threats has an an upside—it enables the authorities to identify the plotters and instigators, even perhaps before they act.

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    Captain Katzenjammer

    The staged Capitol event and now the big cyber censorship – it’s the information age version of the Soviet takeover of Hungary and Czechoslovakia, but done from the inside.

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    Devon Fritz

    Big Tech Axes Parler. They are very afraid of Donald Trump and his supporters

    But isn’t that the point? Why should anyone in our society feel that they have to be threatened and afraid of anyone. Is it right that people should be afraid of their own President and what he will incite?

    Your heading alone is just so telling. We have a riot and a storming of the centre of democracy in the US and you are implying no action should be taken? Are you telling me that this would still have happened without Donald Trump and his cohorts?

    Please, the Trumpians are just plain wrong. As wrong as any political group can be. They claim they are the silent majority and are not of the far right and then they act like the far right.

    Please tell us, what would you say if this was BLM that had stormed the Capitole? I know you won’t answer. Heck, you’ll even just refuse to publish my comments while at the same time writing blogs crying about curtailing of free speech.

    Hilarious.

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      I’ve already said violence is wrong and offenders should be prosecuted. Are you just another troll who hasn’t even read the blog? Will you be sincere enough to admit you were wrong?

      Can you quote a whole sentence that Trump said to incite a violent riot? Will you watch Trumps speech for the first time and find a sentence to support your accusations?

      Trump called for a peaceful march unlike AOC and Kamala… but their incitement was fine with you wasn’t it? Please link to comments you made on any site that show that you denounce the BLM and Antifa for burning down buildings, punching people in the streets and looting and pillaging?

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