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About Me

A Reformed Republican who has seen evil and shook its hand. (Nixon) He now spends his time trying to change the world for the better.

Journal Archives

Anti-vax group run by JHFK Jr. finally banned by Facebook & Instagram

At long last, it has really happened.

Desperate remedies
Loathsome anti-vax group run by RFK Jr gets Meta permaban—finally
Yesterday, the anti-vaccine group the Children’s Health Defense celebrated the spread of poliovirus in New York, mocking health officials spreading awareness that polio is vaccine-preventable. Today, CHD reports that the group was also permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram yesterday. A screenshot of Meta’s notification in its press release says that the ban is due to CHD’s practice of spreading "misinformation that could cause physical harm."

A Meta spokesperson tells Ars that Meta “removed the Instagram and Facebook accounts in question for repeatedly violating our COVID-19 policies.”

CHD says the ban came “without warning,” cutting the anti-vax group off from hundreds of thousands of followers on both social media platforms. Denying allegations that the group spreads misinformation, CHD suggested instead the ban is connected to CHD’s lawsuit against Meta that questions the validity of how Facebook and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention label health misinformation. The group's legal counsel in that lawsuit, Roger Teich, suggested that the ban was improper.

“Censorship is not only unconstitutional, it’s un-American,” Teich said in the press release.

Censorship is un-american, but spewing bullshit is a god-given right, according to JFK Jr and his band of toadies.

Forum for those who read books?

I would like to have a place where we can share books that we've read. Have discussions about them, etc. Just like we do for movies & TV shows.

Example: I'm reading a book now called 'Tightrope, Americans reaching for hope'. This book speaks to many of us about the fragility of our economic system and the support network that is failing our society.

Earl, if there is enough interest, could you creat this please?

Discuss amongst yourselves...

NC wants to ban free car chargers

Car and Driver: North Carolina Bill Would Mandate Removal of Free EV Chargers.

No shit, they really want this. At least one republican does anyhow.
Politicians have to run on some kind of platform, and Ben Moss—my incoming state House representative here in North Carolina's District 52—decided that his animating principle is Being Mad at Electricity. To prove his animosity toward this invisible menace, he's sponsoring House Bill 1049, which would allocate $50,000 to destroy free public car chargers. It contains some other enlightened ideas, but that's the main theme: We've simply got to do something about these free public chargers, even if it costs us $50,000! Those things cost tens of cents per hour, when they're being used.

Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis- Blow Me (A Kiss)

This is worth the time

Will Smith is outta the Academy


Russian op-ed on Putin

Link here
[T]here are far fewer people actually out protesting. You have to understand that ordinary people in Russia are scared out of their minds. On the first day of the conflict, almost 1,000 protesters were jailed across Russia for walking outside with as little as a piece of paper that said: “I don’t want war.” According to the independent media source OVD-info, in the first four days of the war more than 5,200 people were arrested.

My friend spent time in jail for walking down the same street as the protesters. A professor of sociology, Grigory Yudin, was arrested in the centre of Moscow and reportedly beaten up in the back of an autozak (police bus).
Putin, who is so keen on history, is unknowingly digging his own grave. With Russia cut off from Swift and facing sanctions from the EU, the US, and the UK, it’ll take only a few years before it runs into extremely hard times. And when it does, people will not be afraid any more. If history teaches us anything, it’s that people – even ones as stubborn and patient as the Russians – will not tolerate a lack of food. When the money runs out, so will Putin’s clock.

And we – the new generation of Russians – will be waiting.

Will the sanctions be applied to Belarus, too?

Now that they have pledged support to Putin and are going in to Ukraine.

Definition: woke

The sudden realization that conservatives have been screwing you for a long time.

What happened to that SB ad about shooting POTUS

and a few other Dems? Did that happen? I didn't see it.

Thank you for the hearts

I don't know you, but all of you made my day.

Edit: plural changes to original ty note
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