Archive for the ‘censorship’ Category

YEP! Samsung’s Smart TV manual warns: “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition.” (http://www.samsung.com/sg/info/privacy/smarttv.html) – (No author), WND (more…)

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I HAVE SEEN FAR TOO MUCH DESPAIR AND DEFEATISM, TOO MANY COMMENTS THAT SUGGEST THERE IS NO HOPE FOR AMERICA AND THE ONLY THING LEFT TO DO IS POUR A GLASS OF WINE AND WATCH THE SUN GO DOWN. But those comments testify to how sheltered Americans are from the struggles against tyranny around the world.

Eight years of Obama is bad, but try sixty-nine years of Communism on for size. That’s what generations of Russians had to live through. Ask some of the conservative activists in Europe who have never had any of the freedoms that we still take for granted whether they’ve given up hope. Ask people from countries where criticism of Islam can mean death, whether they’ve given up hope.

There are countless tales of courage over the last century of men and women who did not stop fighting, who did not stop teaching their children so that they would not stop resisting. And those stories have not ended. They continue today in Europe, Asia and South America. And those people would envy the conditions under which we fight, where we can protest without being shot or sent to prison, where we can have a shot at winning elections if we try hard enough.

Where we are, compared to 100 percent of the rest of the world, still free. – Daniel Greenfield, Sultan Knish (more…)

THIS IS HOW IT BEGINS.

Remember what pastor Martin Niemöller said about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis’ rise to power?

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Socialist.

“Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a trade unionist.

“Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew.

“Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.” – Joseph Farah, WND (more…)

DONALD TRUMP CLAIMS ON C-SPAN that he offered Obama $50 million for his favorite charity to show him his birth certificate, and Obama turned him down. (National Press Club video, 2 min.) – Bob Unruh, WND (more…)

So, Trump says, that means either: 1) he was born in Kenya, or 2) he lied on his college application to get foreign student aid he wasn’t entitled to. Either way, it’s fraud.

I ALWAYS THOUGHT “PUBLIC SIDEWALKS” MEANT “PUBLIC SIDEWALKS,” BUT MAYBE I’M JUST NOT “NUANCED” ENOUGH.

“An employee of Planned Parenthood is allowed to step on the sidewalk and say, ‘Good morning, may I help you into the clinic?’ but Mrs. McCullen will be arrested if she steps onto that sidewalk to say, ‘Good morning, may I offer you an alternative?’” – The Washington Times (more…)

A SURPRISINGLY ELOQUENT TUFFY GESSLING explains what really happened when he lampooned the Only President One Dare Not Satirize. (Interview starts at minute 2:30.) – Jaz McKay, KNZR (more…)

“Paranoia strikes deep / Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid / You step out of line, the man come and take you away …”
– Buffalo Springfield, 1967

PRESCIENT. ALTHOUGH MAYBE “the man” took some away pre-emptively in 2012 to keep them from “stepping out of line” in the future. – Fox News (more…)