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The End Of The Innocence

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Historically, the Amish settlement in Lancaster, Pennsylvania  happened sometime between the year 1720 and 1730.  To  this day, their American
beginnings remains truly unique compared to most, in that they were a Godly and close knit people that helped one another while still holding on
to unfamiliar ways that shunned innovation such as  the electrical grid light bulbs, automobiles, radio and television.  There are many that may not know that kerosene lamps is their only source of light at night.  The older Amish continue to stick to their old ways while many of the Amish
youth are ending up seeking greener pastures, so to speak.

With the advent of high tech advances across America, and the inquisitive nature of humans,  the Amish are today subject to mass communications like never before and at the same time their very innocence and their delicate culture lies in the balance because of new inventions that bring the
entire world right to their doorstep.

Since the birth of the internet and the smart cellphone, their very world is about to change drastically, but possibly not for the good of the family and their long standing traditions.  How will the cellphone affect their lives?  Their extremely sheltered life now remains threatened by the introduction of the cellphone.  While there is also a variety of ways to keep it charged, which could include solar or a generator, the youth of the Amish have taken an extreme liking to the cellphone, social networking and the mainstream media and those architects of social and cultural change.  This could very well be the catalyst that will negatively affect the Amish society, and so much so it will become the end of the innocence.

Lancaster County Amish teens can now be found on Instagram, Facebook & Spotify.  One Amish teen, Rebecca Fisher posted a video on Tik Tok which
initially went viral and received 430,000 views after updates. She is only one of many Amish teens who are now under the spell of the net.

As for the Amish and their long standing traditions and their Godly ambitions, will a wide worldly road lead to greener pastures or become the
end of the innocence?

The Twilight of Liberty: the State Destroys Alternative Media

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It should be obvious by now what the plan is for Julian Assange—psychological torture resulting in either a total breakdown or an untimely death, the latter supported by the psychopaths who claim they are our leaders. This psychological torture was noted, with standard corporate media disinterest, by Nils Melzer, an internationally recognized expert on torture treatment.

“Unless the UK urgently changes course and alleviates his inhumane situation, Mr. Assange’s continued exposure to arbitrariness and abuse may soon end up costing his life,” Melzer, UN special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, said in a statement last week.

Melzer demanded “that London immediately take measures to protect Assange’s health and dignity… However, what we have seen from the UK Government is outright contempt for Mr. Assange’s rights and integrity… Despite the medical urgency of my appeal, and the seriousness of the alleged violations, the UK has not undertaken any measures of investigation, prevention and redress required under international law.”

In America, the UK, and much of Europe, the financial elite and its political class consider truth-telling a cardinal sin, a crime punishable by death—not by lethal injection, but slowly and sadistically under a torture system tweaked by the CIA and put into action in rendition dungeons scattered around the world.

An article at Strategic Culture Foundation summarizes:

Assange has provided vital information to the international public which demonstrates systematic corruption by Washington and its allies. For telling the truth, he is now being persecuted, just as his whistleblowing colleagues, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden are. Manning has been repeatedly imprisoned in the US, while Snowden has had to seek asylum in Russia for fear of being summarily incarcerated as a “traitor” if he returns to the US.

In fact, all of us, those who look beyond the headlines and ferret out the truth, are half a dozen steps away from suffering Julian Assange’s fate.

The national security state and its political class plan to kill Assange, keep Chelsea Manning in prison and find a way to return Snowden to the US for a show trial and life behind bars (or execution).

It must, however, first salt the earth where truth is harvested. Thousands of blogs, similar to this one, and websites contradicting and disassembling approved narratives, will be targeted for extinction. More

Another WordPress Blog taken down: this time….Jon Rappoport’s Blog

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By Dr. John Reizer

I am passing on information from citizen journalist, Jon Rappoport who had his blog suspended on the WordPress platform.

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by Jon Rappoport

Part 1.

This past Saturday, between 2 and 3 PM Eastern Time, WordPress suddenly took down my blog after 10 years of continuous operation.  There was no warning or advance notice of any kind.

This is outright censorship.

We are attempting to restore service to the blog.  Meanwhile, the situation is this:

You can still access the home page of my site, NoMoreFakeNews.com.

On that page, you can order products by clicking on the “Matrix” graphics on the right side of the page.

Please consider forwarding this email to those you know letting them know what happened. They can then go to NoMoreFakeNews.com and sign up for the email list at the upper left of the home page.  They will then get my output of new articles in their email.

I thank you for your support all these years—NoMoreFakeNews has existed for 18 years.  I need that support more than ever at this time.

Make your response to this censorship known to WordPress.

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Part 2.

by Jon Rappoport

I say, “Dear Parents, All over the world they are injecting your children, from the day of their birth, with poisonous chemicals and germs, and they’re calling it a miracle.  But it isn’t.  It’s devastating.”

And then, someone somewhere behind a curtain who’s hidden his name-badge in his underpants says, “Censor that man.  Cut off his expression.  He has no right to say what he’s saying.”

The Soulless Ones are at it again.

Many of you now know that, last Saturday, WordPress took down my blog without warning or notice.  After 10 years—boom.  Gone.  We are in the process of restoring the blog through “other means.”  Meanwhile, my home page at NoMoreFakeNews.com is still up, and you can let others know to go there to sign up for the email list to receive my articles in their inbox on a regular basis.  You can also order products at that same home page.

I strongly suspect that my articles criticizing vaccines triggered the censorship move.  The justification would be: well, we must protect the health of the public and your influence could be quite negative in that regard, etc.

Information, evidence, opinion are all now subject to the preferences of “those in charge,” who of course “only have the best interests of The People at heart.”  Sure.

The reality is: when there is something called official science, then unofficial science must be trampled on and stamped out—the word “official” tells you that authorities are pushing lies down on people’s heads and those lies must be maintained and never doubted.  Unofficial science becomes dangerous.  It contains repressed truth.

I’ve learned that first-hand over the past 35 years working as a reporter.  All my major investigations have been “unofficial,” and in every one of those cases, there was someone standing in the middle of the road behind barricades shooing people away and warning that there was nothing OFFICIAL to see by going farther.

THE RIGHT TO HAVE AND EXPRESS AN OPINION OR VIEW OR FINDING are under attack.  Structures that would enable persons to express an opinion publicly are censoring certain voices.  They don’t have to give a reason.  They just do it.

They might say a writer “violated community standards.”  What community, and what standards?  Oh, the ones they make up and pretend exist.  Those communities and standards.  Or perhaps “the community” they’re talking about is some collection of goody two-shoes robotic idiots they’ve convinced to form an organization and make a so-called mission statement in line with official truth.  Blank minds, blank stares, earnest faces.

The age of rational argument and debate, if it ever existed, appears to be over.  Now it’s just FIND THE CONTRARY VIEW and silence it.

Of course, I’m not the first person to be censored recently.  And I’ve noticed that the black-listing hasn’t worked.  Those independent reporters and analysts and editorialists and activists are still talking and writing.  I’ll do the same.

You can help.  Spread my articles any way you can.  Get others on my email list.  Consider ordering my three MATRIX collections. Get in touch with WordPress and let them know how you feel and what you think.  Refuse to obey the Law of Silence.

There is a WE here.  It isn’t a collection of dumb know-nothings.  It’s many individuals who happen to have arrived, separately, at a similar place: the crossroad where a choice is made for justice and against surrender.

If you’re not already there, get there.  If you’re there, make your presence count.

The game isn’t lost.  It isn’t over.

It’s never over.

5 Stories Americans Missed While Fighting Over A Viral Video That Has No Effect On Their Lives

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Minds.

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An essentially pointless video of a white Catholic teen wearing a MAGA hat staring at a Native American veteran—who approached him—was at the forefront of every major news outlet this week. The video did not show a crime or government corruption, yet it was able to draw a line through this country on a massive scale. The video is being used by both sides of the political spectrum to paint the other side as monsters. Regardless of which “side” you take, however, the society as a whole will still lose.

The video only affected two people, Nick Sandmann and Nathan Phillip, yet the entire country—quite literally at the direction of mainstream media—allowed it to affect them. The media is getting so good a cutting the country in half on random issues that there is actually a term for it. Videos and instances like this are called a “scissor.”

As Ross Douthat recently pointed out, in a short story published last October, “Sort by Controversial,” Scott Alexander imagines a Silicon Valley company that accidentally comes up with an algorithm to generate what it calls a “Scissor.” The scissor is a statement, an idea or a scenario that’s somehow perfectly calibrated to tear people apart — not just by generating disagreement, but by generating total incredulity that somebody could possibly disagree with your interpretation of the controversy, followed by escalating fury and paranoia and polarization, until the debate seems like a completely existential, win-or-perish fight.

This win or perish fight has become the go to reaction for nearly every news story. Instead of critical thought on news articles, people simply build their defenses and prepare for war—actual truth be damned.

“OMG, the MAGA hat is literally a swastika! It represents everything wrong with society!” Or, “those stupid libtards are trying to ruin this country by preventing Trump from building that wall!” Meanwhile, both sides are missing the point. Their ridiculous infighting is keeping them distracted from actual issues that affect their lives. More

NewsGuard Launches War on Alternative Media

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Editors Note:  This is an extremely important article by Anti Media about censorship and the propagandizing of the news you are fed on MSM.  Please take the time to read and understand just how bad this is going to be for the public. 

(MPN) — Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful corporations to silence online dissent within the United States and beyond.

While a few, relatively uneventful months in the online news sphere have come and gone since Fly made this ominous warning, it appears that the neoconservatives and other standard bearers of the military-industrial complex and the U.S. oligarchy are now poised to let loose their latest digital offensive against independent media outlets that seek to expose wrongdoing in both the private and public sectors.

As MintPress News Editor-in-Chief Mnar Muhawesh recently wroteMintPress was informed that it was under review by an organization called Newsguard Technologies, which described itself to MintPress as simply a “news rating agency” and asked Muhawesh to comment on a series of allegations, several of which were blatantly untrue. However, further examination of this organization reveals that it is funded by and deeply connected to the U.S. government, neo-conservatives, and powerful monied interests, all of whom have been working overtime since the 2016 election to silence dissent to American forever-wars and corporate-led oligarchy.

More troubling still, Newsguard — by virtue of its deep connections to government and Silicon Valley — is lobbying to have its rankings of news sites installed by default on computers in U.S. public libraries, schools, and universities as well as on all smartphones and computers sold in the United States.

In other words, as Newsguard’s project advances, it will soon become almost impossible to avoid this neocon-approved news site’s ranking systems on any technological device sold in the United States. Worse still, if its efforts to quash dissenting voices in the U.S. are successful, Newsguard promises that its next move will be to take its system global.

Red light, green light . .

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Self-Censorship: Where The Real Damage Is Being Done

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“After my August Twitter suspension a #Resistance account publicly doxxed me, posting my home address, phone number and other information. I didn’t make a public ordeal out of it at the time because I obviously didn’t want to draw attention to it, but I did report it because I wanted it deleted. I was not expecting Twitter Support to reject my report, especially after they had me jump through a bunch of hoops to prove that I did in fact live where the doxxer was saying I lived, but they did.”

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(CJ Opinion) — I was going to write another article today about a different topic, but I backed down because I didn’t think I could deliver the kind of fiery, forceful, unmitigated argument it would need to be without risking getting banned from social media and blogging platforms.

The article I was planning on writing, which you’ll just have to imagine now, would have been titled “ ‘Assange Can Leave Whenever He Wants!’ No, Idiot, He Can’t.” The feature image was going to be a screen shot of a blue-checkmarked empire loyalist named Greg Olear tweeting the infuriatingly dopey argument that Assange is free to just waltz out the embassy doors whenever he wants, so therefore he isn’t actually being imprisoned by an Orwellian power establishment for publishing authentic documents about powerful people. Never mind the fact that you can say exactly the same thing about literally anyone under political asylum; they are all free to leave the political asylum they’ve been granted at any time, and pointing this out is just describing the thing that political asylum is. Never mind the fact that a UN panel ruled that Assange is being arbitrarily detained by the threat of imprisonment. Never mind that the same US government which tortured Chelsea Manning is currently openly pursuing Assange’s arrest because of his publications, making the assertion that he’s “free to leave” the same as saying he’s “free” to jump off a cliff. People don’t want to believe that their government imprisons journalists, so whenever Assange is in the news you see this argument making the rounds.

I’ve been self-censoring more and more lately, especially since the latest round of coordinated cross-platform silencing of multiple alternative media outlets the other day. Back in August I had my Twitter account temporarily deleted when I said the world will be better off without John McCain and a bunch of #Resistance accounts mass reported me; Twitter cited “abusive behavior” as its justification. The only reason my account was restored was because there was a large objection from many high-profile journalists and activists who understand the dangers of internet censorship, and I’m not willing to gamble that I’d get that lucky should something similar happen again. Being able to disrupt establishment narratives on a high-traffic website like Twitter outweighs the benefits of speaking in an unmitigated way.

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Local News Stations Parroting The Same Propaganda Verbatim

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Published on Apr 1, 2018
“Our greatest responsibility is to serve our…” Media overlords! Found the clip, sharing it here. Reminder: “While it is extremely dangerous to our democracy…” the US is actually a Constitutional Republic. Have a nice day.

 

Multiple local news stations say the same thing verbatim

Have you figured out from this video overlay of multiple broadcasts from multiple stations that MSM on any level is a propaganda machine with actors reading from carefully prepared scripts, all saying EXACTLY,. word for word,  the same thing….. FAKE NEWS is streaming live to you in your home from people who want to control what you know and how you know it. 

1984 Doublespeak

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The definition of Doublespeak is language used to deceive usually through concealment or misrepresentation of truth.  Merriam-Webster.  For decades, an example of doublespeak can be seen through political persuasion, educational propaganda, censorship or fake news.  Augustus and Tiberius were dedicated to Rome’s imperial doubled doublespeak,  paying lip service to the Republic while ruling as oppressive emperors.

Taking this discourse a bit further, where is the evidence for America using the charade of doublespeak? Besides concealing certain events though censorship or fabrication with the likes of the mainstream media, Facebook or Google tampering, all one must do is look at how many executive orders are used by a U.S. President. One example shows that President Obama used executive orders that surpassed the combined executive total of all of the past Presidents.

Is this the unpardonable sin? Consequently, the American “Republic” took the biggest, emperor hit ever, considering that the power of any Republic rests with the people and the Congressional representatives who are elected, “by the people.” Yet why had Congress looked the other way?

Furthermore, in this day and age, doublespeak takes on other maladies.  For instance, some have declared that those who were our Founders and went to war with Great Britain during the American Revolution were “terrorists”.  Yet, these same people who attack the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and the rest, are presently attempting to rewrite history and steer our entire nation towards a secular, Marxist form of government that would eventually become part of an un-elected New World Order where nationalism withers away.

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This Attorney General wants to revive SOPA and censor the Internet.

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What is Jim Hood’s plan for the Internet?

Mississippi AG Jim Hood says he wants a list of sites that search engines and ISPs would be legally required to block. Who makes the list? Well, leaked emails show Hood is working for the MPAA, the lobby that brought us the Internet censorship bill SOPA. His own legal filings were written by MPAA lawyers!

Hood’s office number is: 1-601-359-3680. Call him now, or sign the petition below. When you call, say: “I have a message for Jim Hood. Stop working with movie executives to censor America’s Internet”.

Go here to sign this letter to Jim Hood!

Control of the Internet in Global Binding Treaty?

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Right now at a UN meeting in Dubai, authoritarian regimes are pushing for full governmental control of the Internet in a binding global treaty — if they succeed, the internet could become less open, more costly and much slower. We have only 2 days to stop them.

The Internet has been an amazing example of people power — allowing us to connect, speak out and pressure leaders like never before. That’s largely because it’s been governed to date by users and non-profits and not governments. But now countries like Russia, China and United Arab Emirates are trying to rewrite a major telecom treaty called the ITR to bring the Internet under its control — the web would then be shaped by government interests and not by us, the users. Tim Berners Lee, one of the “fathers of the Internet,” has warned that this could increase censorship online and invade our privacy. But if we object with a massive people-powered petition, we can strengthen the hand of countries fighting this power grab.

We have stopped attacks like this before and can do it again before the treaty text is locked this week. A wave of opposition to a new ITR is already building — sign the petition to tell governments hands off our Internet! and then forward this email to everyone you know — when we hit 1 million signers, it’ll be delivered straight to the delegates at this cozy meeting: More

The Virtual Wars: How Hacktivism Finally Became a Powerful Virtual Weapon

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Source: frugaldad.com

Hacking might not be something you think of very often in terms of major conflicts. The Internet has been around for a relatively small portion of history, but today it represents a serious battleground for many different kinds of conflict, from the petty to the monumental.

This infographic takes a look at how hacking has become a weapon in many kinds of conflict. From governments gathering information on people they perceive as in opposition all the way to types of political speech, hacking and “hacktivism,” are on the rise.

I found it especially interesting that most hackers are located in the United States—66% of them, in fact. It’s becoming such a common thing that I feel like everyone should be aware of it—and aware that it’s a weapon wielded by governments and parties on all sides of conflict. Hacking has evolved far beyond online thieves and fraud: these days it’s a much more complex and versatile thing.

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Congress: We are insane to let these people even assemble

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The attempts to take over the net, regardless of what reasons they give are indicative of a government that has removed itself so far from the people it claims to represent that I believe we are insane to even let these people assemble. Its too much like watching an invading army that is fully determined to destroy us at any cost.

Just today, another of those staged “committee hearings” was taking place in the efforts to revive the federal governments intention to launch a full frontal attack on the first amendment and free speech.  Of course no one of any consequence appeared as a witness opposing this intent to take over the net, but we did have the usual line-up of the Permanent Political Class sitting front and center ready to deliver what could be nothing less than their own personal version of the dooms-day scenario they envision for us if we do not comply with their desire to throttle the net for political purposes.

Among these political hacks who are cheering on the assault on freedom of speech was Diane Feinstein, Jay Rockefeller, Susan Collins and of course our all-time despised political puppet, good ol’ Joe Lieberman.  These characters were accompanied by Tom Ridge, Janet Napolitano and whomever else Lieberman could drag in to this stage show, willing to do their part in attempting to terrify the nation into viewing an open and free internet as not only a threat to national security, but to economic security as well.  More

The Wild, Wild Web: Wrestling Online Privacy

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The Frugaldad comes though again with an eye popping chart on just how vulnerable we have become on the web.

Last week we debuted an infographic on the SOPA blackout, showing how the internet has become a powerful tool for activism. But the spread of social media also has its risks. Those same sites that we use to connect to family, friends and our community can also compromise sensitive information. According to Carnegie Mellon researchers, information listed on social media may be enough to guess a social security number, the key to identity theft. And with mobile banking apps, more and more people are logging sensitive information from their smart phones. Add confusing Terms of Service agreements into the mix (they take an average of 10 minutes each to read!), and it’s easy to see why online privacy can feel mystifying.

The following infographic helps explain some of the biggest issues in web safety and gives tips on how to keep yourself protected, from passwords to privacy policies. With a few steps, you can be confident that you control what you share online. Click here to view graphic! More

Open Letter to Senator Franken Re: S:968

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Dear Senator Franken:

I received your reply to my objection to SOPA and PIPA, and have noted that either you have been totally misled about online piracy, or have intentionally misrepresented the issue at hand.

Contrary to your letter, something has already been done to protect copyright infringement.  They call it the TRIPS agreement.  There are 185 member states.  I think that’s just about everyone. 

This agreement is used by corporations and individuals worldwide to protect every thing from fictitious patents from Monsanto and other bio-pirates that claim a new life form has been created, to musical compositions, literary works, creative arts, traditional knowledge, inventions of all kinds, seeds, gene splicing, hybridization of animals, scientific papers and dissertations and theory, mechanical design, fluid designs, poetry, books, surveillance methodologies, movies and other theatrical creations, etc..

You get the picture.  Everything that SOPA and PIPA claim they would cover is already covered in the TRIPS agreement, including trademarks, with the appropriate enforcement included.

From your letter:

“Right now, a company has no way to enforce its rights if it finds that its products are being pirated or counterfeited on a website hosted overseas. The PROTECT IP Act was designed to give the Attorney General and private companies a way to cut off the flow of money to these foreign sites. We can’t force those sites to stop infringing our copyrights and trademarks because they’re not subject to our courts, but we can make sure they don’t make money in the process.” [end quote]

Wrong  Senator!  They have the TRIPS agreement and god only knows how many other agreements, rules, regulations, harmonization agreements, etc., that we don’t even know about….yet.   Surely we have some economy killing trade agreement with these countries that allow the infringing that could be used for leverage. More

Ancient Graffiti, the Search for Atlantis, and the Internet’s Light

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I stumbled across a footnote for the Great Atlantis Search in an old Arizona Highways article (Circa 1940s)—“Ancient Manuscripts on American Stone” by William Coxon—one afternoon while looking for something to read in a waiting room in Houston, Texas.  
 
Coxon, a photographer and archaeologist who died in Arizona in 1963, traveled to Mexico in the late Thirties and stopped by the Mazatlan tourist information center to gather information for a presentation for the locals when he returned home. While there, he encountered Don Manuel, an archaeologist and Aztec who researched ancient history; his in particular. Finding out Coxon was from Arizona, he asked him to take some pictures of certain petroglyphs there when he got home and send them to him and, if he would come by his office the following day, they would talk about it. 

Coxon wrote he wasn’t sure what petroglyphs Don Manuel was talking about, and so borrowed some information at the hotel where he was staying. The next day he met with Manuel and told him he was sure there were no petroglyphs in Arizona. It was then Manuel relayed to him his Aztec legend: 

“. . . according to the legends of my ancestors, the Nahuatl tribes came to this continent from Atlantis, and crossed overland to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. Later, they migrated from there to the Valley of the River Gila, and established their first capital. After living there several centuries, they migrated onto the Mexican Plateau. You will find their petroglyphs in Arizona.” 

When Coxon returned to his hometown, he made a talk to the Rotary about his trip, spoke of his encounter with Don Manuel, and asked that if anyone had seen petroglyphs of this nature to let him know after the meeting. To his surprise, several men approached and told him where he could find them. 
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In Less than 24 Hours Congress Could Vote to Change the Internet Forever

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Tomorrow the House Judiciary Committee is going to vote on H.R.3261, the Stop Online Privacy Act, or SOPA for short. As I have previously outlined, this legislation would destroy the internet as we know it and severely impinge on free speech and the spread of information.

If this passes committee, which all indications say it likely will, it could be voted on by the whole of the House of Representatives at any time.

Individuals and corporations both large and small are stepping up to fight back against the draconian SOPA legislation and the Senate’s sister legislation, the PROTECT IP Act.

However, there is a significant lobby that is pushing back against the tide of freedom and liberty in an attempt to severely restrict the internet.

As the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) pointed out in a Congressional hearing, SOPA will restrict non-infringing online content right along with the infringing content the bill is supposedly aimed at combating.

“By contemplating an order that effectively bars others from gaining access to both infringing and non-infringing content, the proposed statute goes beyond appropriate First Amendment free speech protections,” the ACLU said.

The wildly restrictive SOPA legislation would essentially make it impossible for some of the largest websites on the internet to operate in any way that is remotely familiar to the climate we have known.

Any social media website that allows users to freely post content could be shut down at any time if any infringing content is posted on the site.

This means that all of YouTube, all of Twitter, all of Facebook, all free blog hosts, etc. could be forced to close down if a single individual posts infringing content.

This is China-style internet censorship on steroids; it is so astoundingly oppressive that there has been a blatant disinformation war waged against those who seek to keep the internet free.

However, little bits of truth sneak out here and there, with Chris Dodd, head of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and former Senator, letting out a shocking admission which gives a glimpse into the minds of those who support the destruction of one of the last vestiges of true freedom in America.

“When the Chinese told Google that they had to block sites or they couldn’t do [business] in their country, they managed to figure out how to block sites,” Dodd said.

A similar sentiment was echoed by Senator Joe Lieberman last year when he was promoting his so-called “internet kill switch” legislation.

“Right now, China – the government – can disconnect parts of its internet in a case of war. We need to have that here too,” Lieberman said at the time. READ MORE

Are American Calls For Internet Freedom Two-Faced?

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David Makarewicz is a lawyer specializing in Internet law concerning privacy rights and copyright defense for websites and blogs.  Visit his new blog to keep up with breaking Internet news.

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It was so nice to hear Hillary give a speech, claiming that America stands against global Internet oppression. Words, words, words.  But aren’t her words empty if America is going to act like a digital dictatorship itself?

Dutch blogger Willemien Groot calls the Secretary of State’s words “two-faced.”  Recent evidence suggests that she has a point.

Congress is once again considering modeling itself after bastions of freedom like Egypt by arming the government with an Internet kill switch that continues to draw the ire of free speech advocates.  Also, the Department of Homeland Security has also been on quite the rampage lately, seizing domain names and shutting down websites for merely linking to sites accused of infringing copyright.  Then, as recently as this past weekend, DHS mistakenly suspended 84,000 websites when the government cast too wide a net as it seized domain names accused of child pornography.  No decent person is in favor of child porn, but if the U.S. government continues to play it fast and loose with due process rights, American warnings about Internet oppression will continue to crumble under the weight of their own hypocrisy.

David Makarewicz is a lawyer specializing in Internet law concerning privacy rights and copyright defense for websites and blogs.  Visit his new blog to keep up with breaking Internet news.

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Google Seeks to Weaken Search Engine Ranking of “Content Farming” Websites

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

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Alternative news sites beware, Google is changing their algorithm to reduce your status to a spammer in an attempt to control the flow of information on the Internet.
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Google has announced that it is fixing flaws in its algorithm that allows search results to be spammed, while also planning to weaken the search-ability of websites referred to as “content farms.”  Matt Cutts, head of Google’s anti-spam team, writes:

As “pure webspam” has decreased over time, attention has shifted instead to “content farms,” which are sites with shallow or low-quality content. In 2010, we launched two major algorithmic changes focused on low-quality sites. Nonetheless, we hear the feedback from the web loud and clear: people are asking for even stronger action on content farms and sites that consist primarily of spammy or low-quality content. (my emphasis)

The only clear reference from Google about problems occurring from “content farms” in regards to spamming search results is from China: “Last year Google faced a rash of webspam on Chinese domains in our index. Some spammers were purchasing large amounts of cheap .cn domains and stuffing them with misspellings and porn phrases.”  They claim this scheme led to “irrelevant” search results.

Yet, their goal seems to be to weaken what has been referred to as “news aggregating” websites as “one change that primarily affects sites that copy others’ content and sites with low levels of original content.” This clearly describes many sites that present alternative news. However, plenty of alternative news sites and blogs have original material which they freely share, in part or in full, purely to support one another in disseminating the truth. This is of key importance to spread information in the absence of government or foundation funding, as enjoyed by much of the mainstream media. It is also a counter to censorship, so that a free market of ideas can flourish where people can investigate facts for themselves, rather than have opinions dictated from a limited number of sources. Continue Reading

FCC passed new rules — written by corporations — that will end Net Neutrality

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BREAKING: Minutes ago, the FCC passed new rules — written by corporations — that will end Net Neutrality.
For the first time in history, the U.S. government approved corporate censorship of the Internet, putting the future of online free speech at risk. Unbelievably, the person leading the charge was Obama appointee Julius Genachowski.
This violates President Obama’s campaign promise to protect Net Neutrality, but some media are reporting the corporate spin that this is a “Net Neutrality compromise.” It’s not — there’s no such thing as half a First Amendment. We need to set the record straight.
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By sharing, you can help us spread the top 3 reasons the rules passed today are a giveaway to big corporations and break Obama’s promise:
  1. They enshrine different rules for wired and wireless Internet — allowing big corporations to censor on your mobile phone
  2. They allow corporations to set up tollbooths online, stifling new innovators like the next YouTube who can’t pay the fees the old, crusty corporations can pay
  3. For the first time, they embrace a “public Internet” for regular people vs. a “private Internet” with all the new innovations for corporations who pay more — ending the Internet as we know it
A more detailed explanation is here. Please pass this email to your friends so they know not to believe the corporate spin.
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Jason Rosenbaum, Adam Green, Stephanie Taylor, and the PCCC team

Wiki-leak? Or pre-planned scare tactic?

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So what are these people really upset about?  Are they upset about the dirty world of US policy? Or, are they just angry that it got exposed?  I suggest that they are upset about neither of these aspects; they are however playing a crucial roll in catapulting this “leak” into the public domain and attempting to frighten the public and whipping up a controlled frenzy at the same time.  More

Larson Loans, Frankenfoods, and Vaccines on the House

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 W.R. McAfee Sr.  (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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“The boys behind the curtain will try to first implement an ACTA-type bill  with “official” congressional legislation approved by both the House and Senate in the U.S. and, absent or failing that, the treaty itself with an executive order; none of which was made known to the public until the treaty was completed, and wouldn’t have been transparent even then had not the public had access to the Internet.” More

Censoring the Internet: S.3804

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Censoring the Internet
 
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The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (S.3804) was introduced in the Senate Judiciary Committee and shilled to “. . .stop online piracy. “ 
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There’s a full court press on against the Internet with Senate Bill 3804; another thinly veiled attempt to regulate and control the Web’s content to “protect” us that would open the door for ‘Net news orgs. and  blogs to come under watchful wonk eyes already at work at major MSM outlets like the New York Times and London Guardian as reader comment censors. 

Gosh, Mr. Bill, how will we find incriminating statements, videos, and investigative pieces about the vampires sucking the globe dry if they succeed in censoring the ‘Net? 

Wait! I know! Maybe newspapers and magazines will investigate and print these things? No? 

Well then our network and cable television channels will show clips and videos, just like they do on YouTube! No? 

You mean S. 3804’s attempt at controlling the net will be used like a giant digital eraser. . .and. . . “sensitive or disruptive things” could be gone? Just like that? Like, any lying, thieving, cheating, corrupt elected official can now be made “squeaky clean” on the net and the marionettes who control them can disappear into the shadows again? Like that? 

Senate Bill 3804 is a disaster; a free speech attack no lucid person can defend.  
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Think Monopolism Ended with the Anti-Trust Act? Think Again!

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Proof positive that monopoly capitalism is still alive and well, and growing worldwide, arrived in my mailbox this morning in the form of my latest Comcast statement. I have internet access, only, yet Comcast has now added TV service – without my having ordered it and against my wishes – and they have more than doubled my usual rate.

Instead of charging an additional $30 or so for TV access, they tacked on a nominal charge of $1.99 for the TV service and doubled the rate for internet access so that, now I’ll be paying the same for internet access as I would have paid before for both services. Thus, my statement has gone from last month’s $31.92 to $67.61 – all without notice or permission from me! Of course, my only recourse is to either pay the bill or cancel my service altogether, which I cannot do, as I need the service for my communications. Even my phone (Magic Jack) requires cable internet access. Without internet access, I can’t prospect for a job or contact employers. I can’t stay in touch with my friends and relatives, either. So, now I have no choice but to pay the bill in order to continue my service. More

Please Mr. President. Please STOP “Helping” The U.S. Economy

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QE2?

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For those of us who have been waiting for the “train” to leave the station on the United States Economy, I’ve got news for you. There is nothing barreling down the tracks waiting to hit the proverbial blockage on the tracks and explode our Economy into the largest Depression ever. Instead, QE2 is waiting at the docks “ready to sail”.

“Quantitative Easing” part deux (QE2) was first publicly bandied about in debate last month spurred by St. Louis Fed President James Bullard’s comments:

…who suggested the Fed may have to buy more Treasurys as he warned about Japan-style deflation. The idea gained momentum, but expectations for a quantitative easing move at this Fed meeting really took off after Friday’s surprisingly weak July employment report.

Actually the debates have been spurred by a paper written by Mr. Bullard titled Seven Faces of “The Peril” in which his comparison of the United States and Japanese economic “similarities and differences” dance around one another in squares and circles with fancy charts, analysis of Seven Case Studies and numerous esoteric comparisons which fill 24 pages of the pdf in a mind-numbing conflagration of confusion. The opening paragraph should advise one of this reality: More

Will you be assimilated? the national Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace

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Statists constantly tell us that we need a huge government to protect us from business monopolies. But they fail to notice that The State is the biggest, baddest monopoly of them all, as well as a major reason why some companies grow so monstrously large.

Just consider the recent economic crisis. The politicians have raged against the banks, but government bailouts, regulations, and shot-gun mergers, have caused the banking industry to become more concentrated rather than less. This is standard operating procedure. Politicians and bureaucrats constantly speak with a forked tongue . . .

* They claim they’re protecting “the little guy” from “the fat cats,” when in reality . . .
* The State actually works for the fat cats (though in an unreliable Mafia kind of way).

A huge part of the business of politics involves conferring subsidies and special protections on favored companies and industries, making many of them near (or actual) monopolies that also happen to be “too big to fail.” Now here comes the latest example of monopoly creation by The State . . .

The Feds want to monopolize the user names and passwords that you employ on the Internet! More

Congress just sold you out to Comcast, Verizon and AT&T.

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(List is attached of the politicians who sold out.)

74 House Democrats and 37 Senate Republicans have signed industry-written letters telling the FCC to abandon efforts to protect Internet users and stop big companies from blocking Internet traffic.

It’s yet another example of dirty politics destroying our democracy, and it has to stop.

Tell Washington: Congress Doesn’t Speak for Me

The nasty little secret that everybody knows? Almost every one of these representatives has accepted massive contributions from the phone and cable lobby. Now the industry is demanding a return on its investment.

Fortunately, your member of Congress isn’t among this group of sellouts. 

By signing the industry letter, these members of Congress have drastically undercut the FCC’s ability to get a fast, affordable and open Internet to everyone in America. They are actually taking a position against the interests of rural and low-income communities.

We aren’t going to let this outrageous and unethical behavior stand. Today, we’re asking hundreds of thousands of Americans to sign our own letter and telling Congress and the FCC that these members of Congress don’t speak for us, President Obama or the millions of other Americans who support a fast, open and affordable Internet.

Don’t Let Dirty Politics Kill Fast, Open and Affordable Internet

That so many members of Congress would intentionally sell out the public may be hard to imagine. Perhaps these representatives didn’t know what they were signing. Or perhaps this is just business as usual, another D.C. betrayal of the public trust. (Is it any wonder the latest Gallup public opinion poll counts a congressional disapproval rating of 73 percent?)

These members of Congress acted on blind faith that phone and cable companies have the best interests of Americans in mind. More

What the “cyber-emergency” bill is really about

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by W. R. McAfee, Sr.

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Remember the Copenhagen “Climate Conference” when the global warming scam and propaganda machine was outed by a hacker and the Internet?

You know, the one where a new Guinness record was set for the number of Lear jets and limos parked in one spot?

In case you missed it, the global warming Climateers were all caught red-handed trying to shove fake climate data, disinformation, propaganda, and lies down humanity’s throat when the hacker posted their internal files, emails, correspondence and computer codes on the ‘Net for ‘outside’ climate experts to study and the world to read.

The real hoot, though, was America’s MSM at Copenhagen (outed along with their bosses behind the curtain) with their deafening silence about the global warming scam—the biggest hoax of this century so far.  They were caught flat-footed; got their so-called “journalistic” noses bloodied with their own lies. Found themselves facing a fearsome ‘Net competitor and outside climate experts who hit back with fast, quick, truthful information; all posted on the ‘Net for the world to read.

It set the criminals behind the curtain on their heels. More

U.S. Involved in Under-the-Radar Negotiations for Draconian Internet Law

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“More ominously, if a right holder, such as News Corp. or Halliburton believes that certain websites are likely to be used to publish copywritten materials, that website can be blocked from the internet. Whoa. Not an actual incident of copyright infringement, but the likeliness of it happening allows the holder of that copyright to request that website’s ISP block it.”
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It didn’t make much news on this side of the pond, but one of the most significant pieces of legislation in the digital era was passed in the United Kingdom just prior to the recent national election. It is called the Digital Economy Act, pushed by a powerful coalition of media interests. It is a sweeping piece of legislation. Notably, its odious provisions are headed for America and the world.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently noted:

The Digital Economy Bill has been the subject of heavy entertainment industry lobbying and widespread concern amongst U.K. citizens and telecommunications companies because it included provisions that would allow the U.K. government to censor websites considered “likely to be used for or in connection with an activity that infringes copyright,” and disconnect the Internet connection of any household in the U.K. with an IP address alleged to have engaged in copyright infringement. More

Internet: hiding what global criminals are trying to do to humanity for their own gain.

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W.R. McAfee Sr. (c)copyright 2010 All rights Reserved

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The elite’s meeting to discuss changes to the ‘Net has nothing to do with the Internet and everything to do with hiding what global criminals are trying to do to humanity for their own gain.

They had become so used to scurrying around like bilge rats out of sight in the ship-of-state’s hold that the Internet’s light shining on their crimes and intentions shocked them; rocking them back on their heels. Now, they have no alternative but to try and control the Internet (like they have MSM for the last 80 or so years) lest those whom they’ve wronged (an intend to wrong) breakout the pitch forks. 

That’s why they’re meeting in secret; drafting rules that won’t see the light of debate or discussion.

They know there’ll be an uproar when they try.  But they have no alternative, really.

“What the Cyber-Emergency Bill is Really About” gives an example of this — their illegal attempt to tax humanity for causing global warming because of humanity’s (1) numbers (which they’re attempting to sterilize [reduce] with genetically modified food, laboratory-generated “pandemics,”  and elite-manufactured vaccines ) and (2) our exhales of CO2, which they claimed was “. . .adding to the alarming rise in global warming.”

All lies.

Like Gore’s Academy Award-winning “inconvenient truth.” And his Nobel cap and con partners.  Their credibility is gone, thanks to the Internet.

The people who’ve perpetrated (and are trying to perpetrate) this on humanity are evil things; elitest pests and mega-corporations attempting to use humanity for their gain while controlling what we eat, say, do, think, teach our children, how we reproduce.  Not humans, these; notwithstanding the Supreme Court’s recent ruling saying they (corporations) have the same “rights” as humans.

Google: They can’t sell your search info to the fed if you use Scroogle

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Google must be losing some big bucks on their data mining for profit operations:  PPJ

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We regret to announce that our Google scraper may have to be permanently retired, thanks to a change at Google. It depends on whether Google is willing to restore the simple interface that we’ve been scraping since Scroogle started five years ago. Actually, we’ve been using that interface for scraping since Google-Watch.org began in 2002. More

Fox News Links Infowars.com to Hutaree and “Radical Right Wing”

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by: Gary Rea (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

I knew this day would arrive sooner or later and now it is here. Fox News Channel has reported on a story in which the husband of a military servicewoman is alleged to have posted threatening comments on Infowars.com, the website of radio personality Alex Jones.

The Fox story calls Infowars.com a “radical right-wing website,” which is ridiculous as the people who follow Alex Jones are both from the so-called “left” as well as the so-called “right,” and many more are unaffiliated independents, as well as libertarians. Furthermore, nearly all of them are aware of the false left-right paradigm the government and the media use to keep us divided.

NCIS has confiscated the man’s shotgun and is holding it while their “probe” into the case continues, in violation of the Second Amendment of the Constitution, not to mention the man’s First Amendment right to say whatever the hell he wants to.

Fox reported that the man posted his comment under the name “ACA,” but infowars says that, after doing a search of their own site, they could find no user name that matches this, nor could they find any text matching the man’s alleged message:

“THEN I WILL ( I here by threatn you with violence) if you come to my door [address removed] see if im joking! and as for you BEN what dose it look like? you living in it right now! IVAN go buy a gun and get some practice in,” More

The EU’s Europol: the Birth of the Thought Police

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by: Gary Rea (c)copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Like Orwell’s “Thought Police,” the EU has now created a new intelligence agency of its own: Europol.

Europol’s powers go far beyond what has been seen in the EU, so far. It can spy on every citizen of the EU, accessing personal information from political opinions to sexual preferences. It can monitor communications, including internet use, monitoring individuals’ behavior. More

The Pentagon’s War on Freedom of Information

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This week, the New York Times has published an article by Stephanie Strom which exposes the Pentagon’s recent efforts to undermine and destroy Wikileaks.org, the website that has as its primary mission the posting of incriminating and sensitive secret documents produced by government and business.

In particular, the Pentagon objects to the release by Wikileaks of a report the Army published about itself in 2008, stating that, because of the release of this report, “Wikileaks.org represents a potential force protection, counterintelligence, OPSEC and INFOSEC threat to the U.S. Army,” which is militarese for “a threat to Army operations security and information security.”

Julian Assange, editor of Wikileaks, stated that the Army’s concerns were hypothetical and that the Army hasn’t pointed out any particular distress that has arisen from the release of the report. Assange has said that he is amused by the Army’s contention that Wikileaks.org is supported by the CIA.

This is, of course, only one of many cases, in recent years, in which some agency of the government (whether federal, state, local or international) has taken actions to thwart the dissemination of any information about itself that might disclose something the government doesn’t us to know about. From public school systems trying to hide documentation of their failures to the UK trying to conceal its growing of poppies for heroin to the Bush administration’s attempts to conceal its role in a Venezuelan coup and 9/11, there is always no shortage of devious, nefarious and murderous things the governments of the world at all levels have done, or are doing now that they don’t want us to know about.

FBI is on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.

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Well, now that the mainstream media, in this case, Associated Press, has admitted it, it’s official: the FBI – and no doubt the NSA, CIA, DOD and other intelligence agencies – are using social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and others to spy on citizens.

While the AP article in question attempts to make it sound legitimate by mentioning a specific case in which a felon on the lam from law enforcement in Mexico posted information about himself on Facebook and was subsequently arrested and is now awaiting extradition, the fact is that the intelligence services and law enforcement are spying on everyone indiscriminately.

This is the same situation we were complaining about in regard to China’s internet policy, just a few years ago when Google, Yahoo and Microsoft all joined together to help the government of China restrict internet access and spy on its citizens via the internet. It’s being done to us, also.

Anyone, especially, who is using Facebook, MySpace or Twitter as a portal for their own anti-NWO activities is surely being monitored.

Controlling the Ability of People and Organizations to Access the Internet

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02 18 10,  by Bob Chapman

Under the guise of “protecting Americans” and choosing itself in so-called “national security,” the current Obama administration wants to be able to control the ability of people and organizations to access the Internet.

This concept on its face seems very harmless and in the best interest of the country, however, having the ability to “turn the Internet off or shutting down sites that Obama considers “dangerous” including particular political groups, individuals or organizations who espouse differing views has far reaching political, financial, moral and legal implications.

Such a policy imposed under Executive Order to control what enters Internet sites and what is shared daily would stifle free speech in direct violation of the First Amendment rights of all Americans.

During the elections in Iran, its citizens using Facebook and Twitter got out 95% of the news from Iran. In America would our social sites be shut down if enough people using them “dared” to question the current political regime in power at any given time? Sitting ominously in the Senate is the Rockefeller Bill S. 773 to takeover the Internet in emergencies. As we all know, once taken over, we will never get it back the way it was before. This is what elitists have in mind for us. More

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