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Selective Censorship

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Thanks to andie and w, we learn that google is rolling out its selective censorship program. Not being evil now means that upon request by intelligence services and law enforcement in a particular country, a blogspot  may be blocked from that specific country while being left open to others.

Where this will lead is anyone’s guess but it seems to be just another day at the office towards repressing the semi-free internet as we know it.

As blogger’s new comment word verification system with its often illegible secret words makes it difficult to post replies, I disabled the WV and what do I get? Foreign based spam bots are having a field day trying to infiltrate the comment section with their sales pitches for Viagra and knock-off watches. Over 50 of them the last three days and most not even in English. Many will suggest moving away from google but aren’t all the ‘free’ but not really free blogging platforms going in the same direction; data mining, advertising and spooks keeping an eye on you? They don’t call it Zio-blogger for nothing.

Apparently google, facebook and other major sites outsource much of their content moderation to low wage third world countries and are providing psychological counseling to workers traumatized by what they are seeing being uploaded. Internet and media users traumatized by the preponderance of political, social and economic lies are left to their own devices to try and cope.

When Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper publisher, mandated a Facebook account to post comments on all of their 80 community sites, we didn’t think it could get much worse. Comments went down by over 90% and almost all of the most entertaining and enlightening commentors dropped out.

Now Gannett has announced that by the end of the year all but their national daily USA Today will go to a ‘pay per view’ model restricting some access to non-subscribers. Do they really think very many will actually pay for their already limited highly propagandized ‘news?’ I’ll admit to looking at a couple of their local sites daily, occasionally there’s something of interest but it’s rare.Corrupt capitalism is bringing itself down.

An international conspiracy to stop the information we need? No doubt it’s heading that way.There still may be some time to stop it don’t you think? 

Self-censorship is one of the goals.

Don’t even think about researching and writing (or speaking) about a topic that some group or prominent individual declares insensitive and offensive.  It will only get you in trouble.

That is a trap. A mind trap where we question ourselves and the results are paralysis. We all know who benefits the most from this self-censorship. Let’s not speak their names. Let’s not talk about of what tribe they may be. Let’s not wonder about the crimes past and in progress. Let’s be silent … and complicit ……
 or maybe not.

Another blog censored? ~ Ziofascism

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Canadian blogger ‘anachore’ may have had his “Ziofacism” site shut down again.

How many times has this happened before, 3 or more?

Google cache still has the site here so that could mean there is a technical issue and it will be back soon … or maybe not.

ZionistGoldReport reported on ‘anachore’ being taken down a couple of days ago.

Now please before anyone wants to comment and tries to tell us something they think we don’t already know about anachore’ … we’ll just say that in comments on other sites he was sometimes perceived as an arrogant pain in the butt prone to arguing/debating. He often called out others as ‘hasbara’ and he got the same accusations in return. Personally there was never a problem. Relatively speaking his blog never seemed all that ‘dangerous’ but some in Canada may have thought otherwise.  Perhaps some in the U.S. didn’t like the Edgar J. Steele saga reports he had lately? Maybe it’s something altogether different.

Censorship of free speech remains a top shelf issue with the internet as a battlefield. The snipers are out. The psyops is to sometimes go for just a wound, other times it’s for the kill.

Censorship of blogs continues

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 This time it’s Incogman ….
 
This blog has been archived or suspended for a violation of our Terms of Service.
Now I know that some will say “good riddance” or it was a “hasbara nest” or “racist” or a “psyops operation” or whatever. I’ve even taken flack for linking him on my blog roll. The bottom line is that no one was ever forced to go there and freedom always means taking or leaving whatever you please.

One question that came up several times was “why is this blog or that one taken down but Incogman remains?” That was never answered. Maybe IP’s were being tracked, who knows.

When someone like Alex Jones gets something censored as what happened lately with his video ‘Obama Deception,’ I think “was this done to give credence to him, a part of the social engineering plan of deception?”
Maybe, maybe not.

What we do know is that there is sure a lot of talk about censoring the internet. Dual citizen traitors like Joe Lieberman are pushing for it. Some are even suggesting that we need a major false flag to get the ball rolling towards total control of what can or cannot be said in a public forum.
The powers that be want us to fear. They want us divided. They want us to be silent.

When Good Sites Censor

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One of my favorite sites is Daily Paul. It’s been an open forum and a very large one for those who appreciate freedom of speech. Always lots to agree and disagree with, just as open communication should  be.

But lately a couple of subjects have been seen to be divisive to the dialog. The owner of DP, Michael Nystrom, thinks it is in the best interests of his site to censor some of the most interesting and thought provoking posts concerning 9/11 and Israel.

To me these two issues, the false flag 9/11 and Israel’s actions and influences, lie at the root of many of our current problems. Obviously many others at DP think so too judging by the threads there.  

Yeah, trolls/provocateurs are a problem at DP but that’s everywhere and I’ve found if you just ignore them they’ll go away. And if people don’t like certain topics, well … just ignore those too. It really should be a case of  ‘we’re all on the same side here and no need to agonize over minor differences.’

What made DP relevant was it’s diversity of topics and not being afraid to go down some less traveled paths as I thought the Paul message did.

Two of those paths are now seen to be divisive and not worthy of ‘safe’ consideration.

Sort of …. ‘Gotta get our side’s politicians elected and be more mainstream. Otherwise the big media may call us kooks and alienate potential voters. The political system can still work if we all agree.’

I’m not all that sure that tactic will work. All the truth as we know it at this moment should be told and debated.

Here’s the latest DP thread on the topic of censoring.

Warning! Censoring topics will cause harm to the site and Movement.

Dear Michael,

There are uncountable number of throlls all over the internet whose job is to disrupt blogs and other websites, and get websites to censor themselves for negative mentions of Israel.

It is not easy to maintain the integrity of a site and still allow free discourse; I know that the throlls and shills will play both sides of the game to cause disruption till they cause the break of integrity and achieve censorship.

The Daily Paul already has good posting rules in place and only needs to enforce to ensure proper discussion of any topic. It does not need to censor negative discussion of just one county. Just imagine what doing that means!

The negative aspects of targeting just one country for censorship, are too many to mention. But from my experience there will be great disruptions to the site if you decide to unjustly target just one country.

The comments are varied  and telling. Mr. Nystrom responds:

Censoring is necessary in order to remain focused.

The mission of this site is to promote Ron Paul and his ideas.

Among these ideas are individual liberty.

911, and related topics tend to be divisive and take the community off message. 

Nystrom has all the right in the world to control his site as he wants. I just happen to think it’s not in either his or the truth movement’s best interests to limit the discourse. The Daily Paul should not be a garden variety alternative site to say, the Huffington Post. They censor the same topics there don’t they.

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Here’s an article that was linked at the DP Sunday that got a lot of people going, both those sincere and the trolls. I guess it got a little too heavy and was censored. It may have been the so called ‘straw that broke the camel’s back.’

Israel Did 9/11, All the Proof You Need

ADL – The Dark Side of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith

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Seems to be censored by youtube. 8-2-09
An 8 part playlist. The dark history of the ADL.

Under the guise of fighting “antisemitism” the ADL is out to remove channels on youtube not just videos but channels for speaking out against Israel. You so much as show a picture in war it’s removed under the gross clause, you use music the wrong way its removed for that, you get flagged enough even for no reason at all and they remove it for that. And there are groups that just mass email one another and go around and flag videos that criticize Israel. The ones they leave alone are actual racist because it only helps their cause. Meanwhile they can support racial cleansing and colonization as Zionism because you see it’s OK to be racist so long at it’s your religion.
from wrh and anti-neocons

From youtube itself

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Beating youtube at Its Game of Censorship

Round ’em up

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Free speech is still in effect in this country and some use it for agendas that would eliminate the free speech of those with whom they don’t agree.

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Round up ‘hate speech’ promoters?

by David Codrea

CBS News and U.S. News have posted a stunning, disturbing opinion piece by Bonnie Erbe. Here’s who she is, for those of you who may not be familiar with her work:

Bonnie Erbe is a contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report and hosts PBS’s weekly news analysis program, To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe. She also writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column for Scripps Howard News Service.

Top credentials. Her voice is loud and reaches far. Here’s what it’s saying:

Round Up Hate-Promoters Now, Before Any More Holocaust Museum Attacks

Erbe takes her lead from a statement made by Playwright Janet Langhart Cohen on CNN following the Holocaust Museum shooting:

She said something must be done about ridding the Internet and the public dialogue of hate speech. I agree.

And what is that “something”?

Isn’t it time we started rounding up promoters of hate before they kill?

I don’t know, Bonnie, is it? Who is going to determine who the haters are? And without a Department of PreCrime, who can determine when one of them will kill? Who is going to be doing the round up? Are we going to maybe house them at Gitmo now that we’re clearing that place out? Any trials planned in your little fantasy?

And what do you suggest “we” do if some decide to resist the “round ups”?

Why is it your “Final Solution”…I mean, “Last Roundup” to oppose neo-Nazism sounds just like something the Nazis would do, Bonnie?

I saw this coming when I wrote “Holocaust Museum shooting must not be exploited to erode liberty” the other day, citing a blogger on a popular left-wing site and expressing concern that it represented the tip of an iceberg. As we can see, it hasn’t taken long for mainstream “authorized journalists” to take up the cause.

I note the chilling Ms. Erbe is affiliated with the Thomas Jefferson Street blog. I can’t help but wonder what she’d have to say about an extreme insurrectionist promulgating violent views like this:

the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure.

If Ms. Erbe and those like her get their wish, we will find out how deep that tree’s roots go, how wide its branches spread.

So who am I siding with, the haters?

From where I sit, that designation belongs to Ms. Erbe. And as far a neo-Nazis go, I can’t help but notice many of her political sympathies appear both national and socialist in scope.

My friend and colleague Mike Vanderboegh has sized things up well in his open letter to Erbe:

You wish to sweep away those that you find “hateful.” Have you ever considered that there are many who find your ideas “hateful?”

Most of the Founders understood that you should never pass a law that you wouldn’t be willing to see enforced upon you by your own worst enemy. (John Adams didn’t, but then he and his party were swept from power by the reaction to the Alien and Sedition Acts.) If you really believe what you wrote, and worse, get what you ask for, the resulting armed resistance to such a tyrannical proposal would sweep away the safe, mythical cocoon within which you seem to live.

And if you think that tyranny and civil war cannot come to this country, as divided ideologically and morally as we presently are, you are whistling past the graveyard of history.

A government that would do what Bonnie Erbe demands is the very reason Thomas Jefferson wrote:

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

“Throw off.”

And how would they do that?

{source – Examiner}

Also see David Codrea’s Prior restraints on speech and guns enable tyranny

Global warming ‘deniers’ have also been verbally threatened.

Environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in 2007 declared that skeptics of global warming hysteria are guilty of “treason.”

Then NASA’s James Hansen said climate skeptics should be put on trial for “high crimes against humanity.”

And Kennedy recently called coal companies “criminal enterprises” and said their CEO’s should be jailed “for all of eternity.”

Now a global warming alarmist has taken the vitriol to new heights, calling for the execution of global warming deniers.

“At what point do we jail or execute global warming deniers? . . . {more}

The root of all ‘hate crime’ laws lies in the protection of zionist interests. Free speech extermination is simmering in the US controlled media and in the so called left wing progressive arena.

Obama has already warned against free speech concerning challenging the ‘official’ 9/11 story and holocaust ‘denial.’ Do you think he wouldn’t sign into law bills to criminalize free speech and inquiry into the ‘sacred’ propaganda of the ruling elite?

Can’t happen here? The US assisted in the kidnapping of a free speech dissenter, Ernst Zundel. Disagreement with an individual’s opinions does not give any government the right to imprison them, or worse?

Who Is Ernst Zündel, And Why Is He In Jail?

By Mark Weber

For two years, Ernst Zundel was held without charge in solitary confinement in Canada on the pretext that he was a threat to national security. On March 1, 2005, he was moved in a charter plane to Germany, where he wads subjected to a Stalinist-type show trial and sentenced to five years in prison – for “Holocaust Denial.” A defense based on forensic and documentary evidence was not allowed – and for good measure, even his defense attorney, Sylvia Stolz, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for offering materials in his defense!

Who is this “dangerous” activist that so much effort has been expended for decades to speak his truth – as he knows it?

This 69-year-old German-born writer, publisher and civil rights activist is a political prisoner and a victim of great injustice.

Who is this man, and why is his case so important?

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Zundel was arrested at his home in Tennessee on Feb. 5, where he had been living peacefully with his wife, Ingrid Rimland, on the pretext that he missed an interview date with immigration authorities. Two weeks later he was deported to Canada, even though his wife is an American citizen.

Claiming that he is a national security threat, Canadian authorities held him in isolation for two years. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) — something like the American FBI — supported this charge by citing tenuous and years-old ties by Zundel to “white supremacist” groups. While acknowledging that he is not violent himself, CSIS argues that material published by Zundel might cause “like-minded individuals to engage in violence.”

There is absolutely no basis for the “security threat” charge. Zundel’s life is an open book. He is a peaceful man with no record of violence. During the 40 years he lived in Canada, he was never convicted of a crime. In fact, he has himself been a victim of hate and violence. He survived at least three attempts on his life, including a devastating arson attack against his residence.

Jewish groups demanded that Zundel be deported to Germany, where he would face years of imprisonment for the “thought crime” of “denying the Holocaust.” (“Holocaust denial” is against the law in Germany, France, Switzerland and some other European countries.)

Zundel is in prison not because his views are unpopular, or because he’s a “security risk.” He’s in prison because Jewish groups want him there. He’s a prisoner because he promotes views that the Jewish-Zionist lobby considers harmful to its interests.

This lobby is the decisive, critical factor in the decades-old campaign to silence him. The only sustained and institutionalized effort to imprison him has come from this lobby, which includes the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Canadian Holocaust Remembrance Association, and the League for Human Rights of B’nai B’rith (with the Anti-Defamation League, its counterpart in the US). {more}

The round up of dissenters considered a threat to the status quo is now a possibility, either through legislation or executive order. That executive order would come quick in the aftermath of a new catastrophic and catalyzing event. The most recent catalyzing event of Sept. 11, 2001 proved that the pursuit of control knows no bounds.

"Terrorist" Threat to Keep Toxic Coal Ash Sites Secret?

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You would think that there is a ‘domestic terrorist’ threat behind every rock by the talk of some government ‘officials.’

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This Tennessee disaster may have given ‘terrorists’ ideas.

WASHINGTONThe Tennessean -Dozens of communities nationwide are at risk from a coal ash spill like the one that blanketed a Tennessee neighborhood last year, but the Obama administration has decided not to tell the public about it because of the danger of a terrorist attack.

The Environmental Protection Agency has classified 44 coal ash storage ponds in 26 communities as potential hazards.

The EPA’s attempt to catalog coal ash sites around the country began after the December spill at a coal-fired utility plant near Kingston, Tenn., owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

When a retaining wall collapsed, hundreds of acres were covered with coal ash sludge. The grayish, toxic muck destroyed or damaged 40 homes. Cleanup may cost nearly $1 billion.

The agency, which earlier this year pledged to be transparent and carry out its work in the public view, wanted to disclose the information until the Army Corps of Engineers said it shouldn’t because of national security concerns.

The information is now caught in a bureaucratic tussle, with one agency wanting to alert the public to the hazard and another agency fearing that widespread release of the information might, if terrorists got involved, put the public in danger.

Senator wants disclosure

In a letter dated June 4, the Corps told the EPA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency that the federal government should not alert the public to the whereabouts of the sites.

“Uncontrolled or unrestricted release (of the information) may pose a security risk to projects or communities by increasing its attractiveness as a potential target,” Steven L. Stockton, the Army Corps’ director of civil works, wrote in a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

At the same time, the Corps letter says the information should be passed on to state officials or coal plant operators and they should tell nearby communities of the risks.

California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer called Friday for the disclosure of the hazardous coal ash storage sites around the country.

“If these sites are so hazardous, then I believe that it’s essential to let people know,” Boxer said.

“I think secrecy might lead to inaction.”

She said she has written to the three federal agencies asking whether withholding the information is consistent with the way information about other hazardous sites is handled.

Boxer, as chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has held several hearings on the issue and has promised more.

Boxer said she was allowed to tell other senators who represent states where the dangerous sites are located, and they have contacted emergency response agencies in those areas.

She said the restriction on disclosing the locations doesn’t make sense to her.
“There is a huge muzzle on me,” she said.

Decision isn’t final

The sites have existed for years with little or no federal regulation. And oversight at the state level varies, with some treating coal ash ponds like dams used for power generation and flood control and others not regulating their construction or siting at all.

The 44 sites were ranked as high hazards, meaning they could cause death and significant property damage if a storm, a terrorist attack or a structural failure caused them to spill into surrounding neighborhoods.

Eric Halpin, special assistant for dam and levee safety for the Corps of Engineers, said that “we did not direct anyone to withhold or not release information,” but he said federal policy says “you shouldn’t make it easy for the bad guys to do their jobs” by posting lists on the Internet or giving them to the media.

A Homeland Security Department spokeswoman said late Friday that the Corps position was not the final word on the matter and could be reversed. A final recommendation will be made by the FEMA administrator after a review by the National Dam Safety Review Board.

The EPA estimates that about 300 dry landfills and wet storage ponds are used around the country to store ash from coal-fired power plants.

The man-made structures hold a mixture of the noncombustible ingredients of coal and the ash trapped by equipment designed to reduce air pollution from the power plants.

The latest Energy Department data indicate that 721 power plants nationwide produced 95.8 million tons of coal ash in 2005.

The ash can contain heavy metals and other toxic contaminants, but there are no federal regulations or standards that govern its storage or disposal.

source: The Tennessean

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Barbara Boxer cares?? She’s more interested in getting the cap and trade bill passed. It’s where the money for a few is to be made at the expense of the people. That’s her caring.

Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-California) has now signaled her panel might act before August.

Boxer for the first time Thursday stated a clear desire to mark up a cap-and-trade bill in her panel before the August recess.

Boxer has waited for House Democratic leaders to act in order to help use their deal-making with an array of Democrats to make it easier for her to get a filibuster-proof 60 votes.

She is not expected to make major changes to the House bill. {source}