Tucker Carlson Leaves Fox — Tucker Carlson has left Fox News. His last program was April 21. Call it corporate suicide. Maybe Bud Light will advertise.
Dominion Answers Would Have Been Found If Fox Fought — Fox, showing the courage for which corporate America is known, caved in its court case with Dominion Voting Systems confessing it told lies about the company after the 2020 election and paying it $787 million to avoid a $1.6 billion settlement.
One would have thought they would have at least gone to trial simply to keep their cred which would be higher with a fighting loss rather than rolling over.
One would have thought that even with a defeat in a jury trial they sill had numerous paths to appeal as Dominion would presumably fall under the public figure/public official standard created by New York Times vs Sullivan .
If the company that runs our elections is not a public official what exactly is?
Further, if Fox showed some spine it could have perhaps compelled Dominion officials to answer the questions they refused to take from the Pennsylvania Senate.
Further, the could have queried them about their strident opposition to software audits such as one they one they squelched in Fulton County, Pa.
And maybe they could have even brought up how Fulton County, itself, is suing Dominion. They could have maybe worked into the debate the findings of Wake Technology Services Inc. concerning Dominion machines.
The opposition to audits is obvious grounds for suspicion.
Cowardice is going to kill this country.
And regardless of whether the suspicions are grounded or that Dominion is evil or any other similar thought lurking in the minds of millions of Americans, why are we using private machines for our elections? Why does the intellectual property of corporations take precedence over election transparency?
Demand answers to these questions starting with your committeeman and take it all the way to the governor.
Oh, the latest concerning Fulton County regarding lawfare and the destruction of faith in our elections: https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/fulton-county-dominion-voting-machines-sanctions-pa-supreme0court-20230419.html
Note that Pennsylvania’s partisan Supreme Court is not saying Wake TSI found nothing. It’s saying it shouldn’t have looked.
Dominion Answers Would Have Been Found If Fox Fought
The links we gave to articles defending these practices are written authoritatively using objective language.
For this nation to be saved it is imperative to understand that just because something is written or said authoritatively doesn’t make it true.
A litmus test is to watch the dissenters. If allowed voice, shoddy logic will be exposed. A perfect recent example is Ye’s “I heart Hitler” appearance on Alex Jones.
Kudos to Alex. It’s one big reason why he should not be scrubbed from society.
If dissenters are gaslit and shouted down, however, the odds start getting high they are in the right.
It doesn’t mean they are but one can’t fault those on the sidelines for thinking that.
Also be suspicious of those who speak authoritatively. In other words . . .
Change Sex But Not Weight
October 2022 is a good month for free speech.
We’d like to give a shout out to Greg Stenstrom’s social media site Patriot.Online.
It’s interesting, intelligent, easy to use and has a strong Philadelphia-region flavor.
Shout Out To PatriotOnline
Assange And Free Speech Defended At D.C. Rally
By Bob Small
Speaking about the oath he took when he joined the Marines, Scott Ritter said “Not that I will defend the President no matter what, but that I will defend the Constitution.”
Ritter was one of the many speakers, Sunday, Oct. 8 in D.C. front of the Department of Justice.
Whether this is now the Department of Injustice is a topic for another discussion.
We, the audience and the speakers, and the still independent media were here to show support for Julian Assange — the rally was named Hands Off Assange after all– and to defend what we have left of a free press.
Three of us had driven from Swarthmore, Pa to Washington, DC and attended our first DC rally in however many years.
We had attending many rallies getting both arrested and even injured for various causes.
At a certain point, I found myself repeating Admiral James Stockdale’s line,“Who am I and what am I doing here”.
When I could no longer find grace in going to these events, it seemed like there was no real reason to go.
So why return? There are many reasons including defending the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights.
The very blog you’re reading is covered by this, as are all blogs in the USA no matter how much with them you may disagree.
Britain is only now about enshrine free speech in a Bill of Rights.
Boris Johnson first proposed it and became a good argument for it.
If we are not activists for the rights in our Bill of Rights, they revert to only being words.
As to the rally itself, most of the hundred or so people remained till the end encouraged, no doubt, by the free ice cream provided by one of the speakers, Ben Cohen who is the Ben in Ben and Jerrys.
Assange And Free Speech Defended At D.C. Rally
Vimeo Cancels UNJABBED, A Short Dystopian Cartoon Drama — Vimeo has cancelled UNJABBED, an animated work of dystopian fiction by
Vimeo claimed Avidor’s work:
- Conveys false or misleading health-related information that has a serious potential to cause public harm
- Perpetuates false or misleading claims about vaccine safety
- Claims that the Coronavirus is a hoax or promotes various other conspiracy theories around the virus
And an entertaining way of spending seven minutes.
Amazingly it remains on YouTube.
Here’s the first episode.
Steve Kirsch has links to all three episodes on his Substack page.
Watch it while you can. Odds are YouTube will be pulling it soon.
Vimeo Cancels UNJABBED, A Short Dystopian Cartoon Drama
Why We Can’t Hate DuckDuckGo Too Much — While Chesco’s DuckDuckGo is getting a lot of hate for its flirtation with wokism, we can’t bring ourselves to join in, at least too much.
Here are yesterday’s (April 17) referrals from search engines to this site.
The Duck is between a 10th and a 50th the size of Google yet it got us 12 times the finds as the corrupting crawler from California.
Just the same, we have switched to Brave. We’ve long used the browser but we are now using the search engine as well and we like it.
By the way, Ecosia.com, Qwant.com, Dogpile and AOL search engines combined got us more searches than Google.
Google does not give you what you look for but gives you what it wants. Avoid it at all costs.
DuckDuckGo Deserves Second Chance — DuckDuckGo’s head honcho Gabriel Weinberg shot off an unfortunate tweet, March 9, in which he declared the Duck would “down-rank sites associated with Russian disinformation.”
One stupid tweet does not a cancel make and we are sticking with DDG as it still gets our little site far more finds than much bigger, and far more evil, Google.
Hopefully, Weinberg understands the ire, though, and grows a bit in his thinking.
The anger comes from a loss of trust.
Who’s to say what “disinformation” is? The New York Post reported in October 2020 that Hunter Biden’s laptop contained sexual misconduct and evidence of financial impropriety that involved China — and his father.
Now, the story is pretty much confirmed. Ponder that Biden voters.
Are reports that a reason for the Russian invasion of the Ukraine was biolabs funded by the U.S. to avoid restrictions on domestic research true? A week ago we were mocking it, not so much here but in other places. Now, we are walking it back.
Frankly, we shouldn’t have mocked it in the first place considering how we early covered claims that the U.S. funded gain-of-function research in the Wuhan lab from which Covid-19 is thought to have escaped.
Or twisted research in which beagles were tortured to death away from prying eyes.
That our tax money is going to foreign labs for experiments banned here ought to raise questions. It could very well mean that high-ranking American officials are guilty of crimes against humanity.
Hey Gabe, instead of hiding something, explain why you think things are untrue. You have the resources for research. Cite your sources and bring your receipts. Don’t be lazy and don’t pretend to debunk something that you can’t.
We are willing to give the Duck a second chance. For what it’s worth, we quickly found with it the link above to the Tucker Carlson story just using the keyword “biolab”.
And we are not dissing Brave. While we still think its search engine has a little ways to go, it is an excellent browser that we have been using for six years.
DuckDuckGo Deserves Second Chance
Censorship Always Backfires, Save Jesse
By Bob Small
Sometime in 2000, I received a t-Shirt from my daughter, then and now in Minneapolis (she said Philadelphia was too warm for her). This t- Shirt had the map of Minnesota with the message “My Governor can beat your Governor”. This was my introduction to then Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, former professional wrestler, and, prior to that, a member of the US Navy Underwater Demolition Team.
Years later, I discovered he had a podcast on ITunes entitled “The World According to Jesse”.
I learned how to “burn” podcasts to CD’s. This became one of the few political podcasts we both enjoy listening to together in the car.
However, there’s always a however in life, this podcast was one of the ones on RT aka Russia Today, which is sponsored by Russia, as VOA (Voice of America) is sponsored by the US government. Recently, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Meta aka Facebook aka big media Google. etc, has banned RT from all it’s platforms, including ITunes.
However, RT can now be accessed via Rumble, soon to be the home of Truth Social.
In a way, then, Vladmir Putin and Donald Trump will be, at least electronically, neighbors.
There are a number of reasons why this may not be as good an idea as it seems, leaving aside the first amendment rights of Jesse Ventura and other American presenters on RT.
“The act of censorship can have a totally counterproductive effect on the citizens who follow the banned media,” said Ricardo Gutierrez, who is general secretary of the European Federation of Journalists. “In our opinion, it is always better to counteract the disinformation of propagandist or allegedly propagandist media by exposing their factual errors or bad journalism.”
Secondly, neither BBC, Deutsche Welle (Germany), NPR or VOA make any pretense at objectivity. All have their subjectivities.
Third, if both Mein Kampf and The 1915 film Birth of a Nation are available at the click of a mouse, why not RT?
Also see podcast by TimcastIRL: https://rumble.com/vwe6o5-rt-rt-america-just-shut-down-lays-off-all-staff-leftists-gloat.html
And then today, my natal day, I discovered RT was again on all the online sites though without any reason for it’s resumption! The internet seemed to be acting as if the banishment never happened! That happens a lot on the internet.