Tyranny often sounds wonderful when it is described by the tyrants. – ADB
National Science Foundation study focuses on internet memes, ‘misinformation’ in political campaigns.
BY: Elizabeth Harrington
August 25, 2014 3:30 pm
The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.
The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.
I lost three followers within five minutes of tweeting this. I must be doing something right.
Dem. Missouri Governor demands vigorous prosecution of Darren Wilson even before grand jury convenes.
By: David Horowitz – August 18th, 2014 at 04:58 PM
From Erick Erickson’s RedState.com:
Note from Erick: Please welcome to our front page the always awesome David Horowitz.
Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet.
Every sentient human being whose brain isn’t stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from Benghazi to the I.R.S. disgrace. How can one know this? Because the culprits haven’t been fired. Moreover, if they are serial liars like Susan Rice, they’ve actually been promoted to posts where their loyalty to the criminal-in-chief can do America and its citizens even more damage, if that is possible. Continue reading at: redstate.com.
I know there are many disturbing events taking place right now that are dominating the news cycle: Our total failures in Iraq and the rise of ISIL, the ridiculous border crisis and amnesty, our absentee Golfer in Chief to name just a few, but there are so many things going on that don’t get covered. As the grandfather of a teenager with special needs, this article really struck home:
From fixthisnation.com: It’s impossible to say when the pro-environment movement crossed from the responsible into the ridiculous, but it can be said for certain that they have been there for some time. The latest example of the government overstepping their bounds has a public school in Jurupa Valley, California telling students with special needs to dig through the garbage to find recyclables.
Carmen Wells, the parent of one of the students, raised the biggest furor when her son came home ashamed after the first day of school at Patriot Valley High..
“It bothered my son, but he wants to be part of everyone, part of the team, so he’s going to do it,” Wells said. “I felt victimized for my child and his classmates.”
District officials confirm students with special needs were instructed to sift through trash cans for recyclables and that they’ve been having students with special needs do this for years. They said the money raised from the recycled items funds a larger training plan that teaches students with special needs about managing money, among other life skills.
The school district suspended the program once the outrage started pouring in, telling the media that they would consider getting some different bins for the recycling. What a concept. It’s also a pretty sad statement if the school thinks the “life skills” these students need involve sifting through garbage to find plastic bottles.
Forcing special needs children to dig through the trash for recyclable materials may be a new low as far as government programs go, but it is not the first time recycling has hurt people, hurt businesses, and even hurt the environment.
- A late 90s scientific study showed that hundreds of Taiwanese buildings had been built from contaminated recycled steel, contaminating thousands of people with high levels of gamma radiation.
- It came to light in 2007 that a Seattle recycling factory was among the biggest sources of airborne pollution in the entire Northwest.
- Finally, it’s a little known fact that most kinds of common plastic cannot even be recycled. It all gets thrown into the bins (well, in those areas that bother to separate them beforehand), and then the non-recyclables get thrown into the landfill anyway. Environmentalists, therefore, call on people to sort through their recyclables again to make sure you’re only throwing the right kind of plastic into the blue bins.
In the face of all this, it would seem that the average person could be trusted to at least decide for themselves whether or not they want to recycle. There are arguments against the practice of non-aluminum recycling that cite higher costs and little environmental benefit, particularly when it comes to residential curbside recycling. For the most part, the federal government has kept its hands clean of legislation, but there are a few cities such as Seattle that levy fines against homeowners who don’t recycle.
“I’ve been around awhile and I’ve seen a lot of presidents come and go, I don’t think we’ve ever had a more pathetic commander in chief in our life. Does he not know what his policies are? What are his policies? What IS his foreign policy? Can his people even tell us what his foreign policy is, can he? Can his Secretary of Defense, or Secretary of State? Our enemies are on the move, they’re on the move because of HIM. Not because of the prior president, not because of other presidents, not because of James Buchannan or John Tyler or anybody else – because of HIM. He’s hollowing out our military. At the same time he’s telling the world what we’re NOT goin’ to do, he’s playing golf, he’s on Martha’s Vineyard, he’s busy attacking Republicans. The guy is, he’s not focused, he’s disconnected from reality. We have a real problem in this country.” – Mark Levin
Roger Williams is a Republican congressman representing the 25th congressional district of Texas. He was elected in 2012. This campaign video was uploaded in August, 2011.
by James Delingpole 30 Jul 2014
“There aren’t a lot of functioning democracies around the world that work this way where you can basically have millionaires and billionaires bankrolling whoever they want, however they want, in some cases undisclosed. What it means is ordinary Americans are shut out of the process.” Barack Obama, White House press conference, Oct 2013.
Yes, indeed. But the millionaires and billionaires doing the damage are Obama’s allies on the liberal-left, not his enemies on the right. So says a devastating report published today by the US Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works.
The report details how an elite group of rich liberal donors such as Tom Steyer and Hank Paulson – “the Billionaire’s Club” – is directing and controlling the far-left environmental movement, “which in turn lobbies and controls major policy decisions and lobbies on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).” Read more and see the full Senate report on Breitbart.com.
Hat tip: GlennL
The Republican head of the Benghazi Select Committee warned Tuesday that no witnesses would be off limits in its upcoming probe and that he would consider going to court, if necessary, to compel testimony.
“I can’t skip over a witness that I think we ought to talk to simply because there is an assertion of either privilege or immunity,” Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina told Fox News in an exclusive interview.
He said that while he has received good cooperation to date, and the issue had not yet arisen, “if you mean to say that ‘not only can they not talk, they don’t have to come,’ you have to litigate that.” Read more at foxnews.com.
No doubt this will probably make it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court but bit by bit gun ban activists continue to lose.
From Bizpac Review-
A federal judge ruled Saturday that the nation’s capital’s ban on carrying guns outside the home is unconstitutional, dealing a serious blow to the gun grabbing crowd.
In a landmark decision, Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. wrote in Palmer v. District of Columbia, “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny,” Fox News reported.
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NewsBusted’s Jody Miller states that during an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Obama friend, mentor and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers told Ms. Kelly that he is not proud to be an American. Maybe he should see Dinesh D’Souza’s new documentary, America, Imagine a World Without Her to help him change his mind [LOL]?
Remember when Barack Obama promised his administration would be the most transparent in history? Sadly, this has not been the case. In reality it has been just the oppisite. Finally journalists other than Fox News are speaking out about the secrecy and outright censorship of the Obama regime.
On July 8th the Society of Professional Journalists sent a letter to President Obama calling him out on the lack of transparency of his administration. It was signed by four members of SPJ including David Cuillier its president, as well as thirty five others in the field of journalism. While this letter may be an example of too little to late, it just might be an indication of the growing frustration with this president by those who were once his most rabid supporters. Me thinks the Pied Piper is out of tune!
You may read the full letter here: http://www.spj.org/news.asp?ref=1253
SPJ in the news: White House letter reaches its destination and then some [updated]
Related video – Obama: “This Is The Most Transparent Administration In History”
America Imagine a World Without Her has been extended in theaters until July 17th. Public support for this film has been overwhelming despite the progressive media and critics’ attempts to downplay and even silence this documentary. One of the nations largest retailers, progressice leaning Costco, even pulled the book version from it’s shelves until a huge outcry from the public (spelled We the People) forced them to reverse their decision.
Go see this film and find out why audiences are being moved, energized and even brought to tears: America is playing now at Regal Gainesville Cinema Stadium 14 in Butler Plaza. Click HERE for locations nationwide.
Audience Reactions to “America”
‘I was cautioning folks about email and how we have several occasions where Congress has asked for emails … we need to be cautious about what we say in emails’
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released new e-mails at a hearing with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen showing former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner leading an IRS effort to hide information from Congressional inquiries.
From the April 9, 2013, email exchange among Lerner, an IRS technology employee (Maria Hooke), and the agency’s Director for Exempt Organizations Exam Unit Manager Nanette Downing who led audits:
I had a question today about OCS [Microsoft Office Communications Server]. I was cautioning folks about email and how we have several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails – so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails. Someone asked if OCS conversations were also searchable – I don’t know, but told them I would get back to them. Do you know?
Read more including the actual email message at: allenwestrepublic.com.