Monthly Archive: June 2018

Jun 24

Glenn Beck’s media empire crumbles

Pro-government “Conservative” Glenn Beck’s multimedia empire The Blaze “appears to be on its last legs after another round of layoffs,” according to The Daily Beast. TheBlaze once generated a reported $90 million in revenue annually, but has been in a slow motion implosion over the past several years. Top-level managerial shakeups, seemingly ceaseless layoffs, and …

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Jun 23

Turkish government media impose blackout of political challengers on TV

Turkey is preparing for a national election. President Erdogan appears to be in jeopardy of losing his office. So in the final days of Erdogan’s campaign, official Turkish TV and news sources have imposed a virtual blackout on any discussion of Erdogan’s opponents. One opponent, Muharrem Ince, addressed a crowd of 4 million in Istanbul …

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Jun 23

Leaked internal ACLU memo indicates wavering on free speech

Reason magazine has a startling report out. A leaked memo indicates that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is wavering on free speech. Free speech was mostly a movement of “the left” throughout the past 50 years. During the 1940s and ’50s the “establishment” was generally anti-communist, pro-capitalist and somewhat authoritarian. “Liberalism” was closely related …

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Jun 23

Because more than half of all Facebook and Twitter accounts are fake, social media ‘influencers’ are losing influence among advertisers

More than half of all Facebook and Twitter accounts are fake. And both Twitter and Facebook make money by selling fake “followers” and “likes.” Prominent politicians and even musicians and actors purchase fake followers. Hillary Clinton purchased more than 2 million followers during her 2016 campaign. And both Twitter and Facebook have been repeatedly caught …

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Jun 23

Government scientists whose research disagrees with government must now publish their findings secretly

There has been an unwritten rule among U.S. federal agencies (especially during the Obama years) that no “science” which disagrees with the prevailing message of manmade-global-warming-by-CO2 hysteria is allowed to be published by the government. So a U.S. Forest Service researcher was forced to publish his countervailing climate research under alias names. He observed that …

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Jun 20

Terror in Cyberspace! Israeli prime minister says hackers can bring down air force planes!

Governments routinely try to take over the internet by claiming such things as that internet providers are preparing to charge the poor more than the rich, or slow down the internet access of the poor, or that “terrorists” might soon use the internet to bring down the power grid, shut down the Pentagon, or melt …

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Jun 14

Chicago suburb lays off 40 cops and firefighters to meet pension obligations

Every socialist state will eventually reach a day of reckoning. For years the government of Harvey, Illinois (an impoverished, high-tax, high-regulation socialist suburb of Chicago) has overpaid cops and firefighters and lavished retired cops and firefighters with extravagant pensions. (Many such retirees take their padded pensions and move to lower-tax, less socialist places.) But the …

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Jun 13

Mainstream newspaper circulation down another 10 percent in 2017

Alternative news is thriving and Americans have access to more information than ever before. But government-supporting (“mainstream”) newspapers continue to fall in circulation and importance. The Pew Research Center has found that total US daily newspaper circulation, print and digital combined, was down 11 and 10 percent, respectively, from the previous year. (Two major papers, …

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Jun 11

U.S. Air Academy employs undercover informants to build cases on students

Most people who go off to college don’t worry about being shadowed by undercover government informants. But students at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs must contend with fellow students who are secretly working undercover for the government. And, of course, the government abuses and burns its snitches just as it does everyone …

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Jun 09

4th amendment pointers for living with others

When dealing with cops at the door remember these pointers: (1) The U.S. Supreme Court and every other court in the land have held that an entry or search of a residence requires a warrant. The home–whether rented or owned–is the most protected space in one’s life. There are very few exceptions to this rule. …

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