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Beware the Copyright Extortionists, Especially If You Are a Republican Blogger

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There’s a new form of extortion – copyright extortion. Copyright laws are being exploited by the greedy and the less-than-honorable. So far, every case I’ve looked at since yesterday has been instigated by a left-winger. It’s legal, it’s lucrative for the perpetrator, and it’s unethical . If you take an image from someone without permission who owns it…

Corporations Collude with Government to Take Away Free Speech Rights in the EU

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This latest story is a week old and who would have known of it wasn’t for a few blogs. The media ignored it. The European Commission announced a partnership with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft to crack down  on “illegal hate speech” while “criminaliz[ing]” perpetrators and “promoting independent counter-narratives” that the European Union prefers. The EU is working with tech companies…

Our Japanese Assailants in WWII Demand an Apology

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The communist rag, The Nation, which supports Hilary by the way, begins their story on apologizing to the Japanese in this way: Here we are, 70 years after the nuclear obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and I’m wondering if we’ve come even one step closer to a moral reckoning with our status as the world’s…

The Scandalous Hillary Days, We Thought They’d Never End

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If you want to shut up a Hillary Clinton supporter, just ask them to name Hillary’s accomplishments, other than getting people killed, selling 25% of US uranium to the Russians, and compromising national security that is. This short and sweet ad from a Super Pac which came to me via Free Beacon sums up the incredibly…

Can a 110-Year Old Carousel Be Racist?

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A beloved Carousel at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester has thrilled children and adults alike since the very early 1900s. It’s beautiful with it’s hand-carved animals and brassy organ music. There is one painting, one of quite a few, at the very top of the carousel which is now the cause of leftist hand-wringing because…

Rand Paul Discusses America’s Socialist Nightmare

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Rand Paul said the fact that people who think Bernie Sanders would be good for the country “scares me to death.” If government takes away your choice, does it matter if the majority takes away your rights, is it any better than when the government does it, he asks. It should scare every American to death. “We…

IRS Is Using Sophisticated Spy Equipment

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About 2,000 and 3,000 “special agents” in the IRS who form the criminal investigation division (CID) have the ability to get PEN register orders which is the only authority needed to use Stingray devices, according to an exclusive  released on Monday by the guardian. Stingrays are surveillance technology which can engage in full wiretapping without warrant…

Black Lives Matter Protesters Probably Never Heard of John Casor

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General Robert E. Lee’s statue is one of seven statues being moved off the mall at the UT-Austin campus (photo above) to an obscure location. Lee was a Confederate and, according to the complaints, he was a symbol of ‘white supremacy’. Lee, ironically, abhorred the institution of slavery. “There are few, I believe, in this enlightened…

The Assyrians

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by Joe David   To the casual historian, the Ancient Assyrians were savages who had turned war into a refined art. History books are replete with examples of them skinning, impaling, burning, and chopping off critical body parts of their enemies.[1] Reliefs discovered in their palaces echo such horrible acts of carnage, which they promoted…