1989 – Chinese Crackdown on Protests Leads to Tiananmen Square Massacre

This day in history:

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Chinese troops storm through Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing, killing and arresting thousands of pro-democracy protesters. The brutal Chinese government assault on the protesters shocked the West and brought denunciations and sanctions from the United States.

In May 1989, nearly a million Chinese, mostly young students, crowded into central Beijing to protest for greater democracy and call for the resignations of Chinese Communist Party leaders deemed too repressive. For nearly three weeks, the protesters kept up daily vigils, and marched and chanted. Western reporters captured much of the drama for television and newspaper audiences in the United States and Europe. Read the rest HERE.

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Mark Levin: Masters of the Universe Reject the Declaration of Independence and Constitution

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Mark Levin, author of Unfreedom of the Press, described Silicon Valley’s dominant “progressive” ideology as hostile to America’s Declaration of Independence and Constitution, offering his analysis of political and partisan censorship deployed by technology companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter in a Thursday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

“Why do I think that Silicon Valley is conducting itself the way that it does?” asked Levin, “Because this is the way the progressive left works. They do not tolerate diversity. They do not tolerate independent thinkers. They do not tolerate anyone who opposes their view.”

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Levin continued, “Remember, progressivism is about a very destructive ideology that runs counter the Declaration of Independence. We talk about natural rights. We talk about unalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They reject this.”

Levin added, “When you read about the progressives, Woodrow Wilson and John Dewey and the rest, they reject the Declaration of Independence, they reject the Constitution. Their politicians and their progeny pretend that they support these things. These people in Silicon Valley, they don’t embrace our history, and they’re not capitalists. Let’s make that abundantly clear. They don’t believe in competition.” Read the rest HERE.

Michelle Malkin Censored on Facebook for Opposing Censorship

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by Alum Bokhari

Conservative author, media entrepreneur and CPAC 2019 star Michelle Malkin has been censored by Facebook for posting supportive messages about recently-banned conservative figures Laura Loomer and Gavin McInnes.

As Breitbart News has reported, Facebook recently declared that posting support for certain banned individuals and organizations — including links to Infowars — would result in post takedowns and bans. This is a formula not just for banning the targeted individuals, but their friends and supporters as well. Used to its full extent, it could result in the purge of large swathes of the anti-establishment grassroots from Facebook by the 2020 election.

Malkin’s posted the following on Facebook:

These are two of my friends, Laura Loomer and Gavin McInnes. They are banned from Facebook and Instagram for exercising their free speech — while violent jihad groups are allowed on these platforms to spread their murderous poison. I spoke out passionately about de-platforming at CPAC and have done what I can to use my voice to speak for the voiceless. Laura and Gavin are suing the radical forces (SPLC and CAIR) behind the insidious agenda to criminalize political dissent. I have donated to their causes and hope you will too (DefendGavin.com and LauraLoomer.us). I do not know how much longer it will be before I am next. Anyone and everyone who refuses to capitulate to the open-borders, sharia-enforcing social justice agenda is “DANGEROUS.”

Malkin reported on Twitter that her post had been taken down as a violation of Facebook’s “community standards.”

Read the rest of this article HERE.

 

Rep. Devin Nunes Files Major Lawsuit Against Twitter

By Gregg Re, Catherine Herridge | Fox News

 

California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes filed a major lawsuit seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages against Twitter and a handful of its users on Monday, accusing the social media site of “shadow-banning conservatives” including himself to influence the 2018 elections, systematically censoring opposing viewpoints and totally “ignoring” lawful complaints of repeated abusive behavior.

In a complaint filed in Virginia state court on Monday, obtained by Fox News, Nunes claimed Twitter wanted to derail his work on the House Intelligence Committee, which he chaired until 2019, as he looked into alleged and apparent surveillance abuses by the government. Nunes said Twitter was guilty of “knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory – providing both a voice and financial incentive to the defamers – thereby facilitating defamation on its platform.”

The lawsuit alleged defamation, conspiracy and negligence, and sought not only damages, but also an injunction compelling Twitter to turn over the identities behind numerous accounts he said harassed and defamed him. The lawsuit is separate from Nunes’ work on the House Intelligence Committee, where he is now the ranking member.

“Twitter is a machine,” Nunes’ personal attorney, Steven S. Biss, told Fox News. “It is a modern-day Tammany Hall. Congressman Nunes intends to hold Twitter fully accountable for its abusive behavior and misconduct.”

Although federal law ordinarily exempts services like Twitter from defamation liability at all levels, Nunes’ suit said the platform has taken such an active role in curating and banning content — as opposed to merely hosting it — that it should face liability like any other organization that defames.

“Twitter created and developed the content at issue in this case by transforming false accusations of criminal conduct, imputed wrongdoing, dishonesty and lack of integrity into a publicly available commodity used by unscrupulous political operatives and their donor/clients as a weapon,” Nunes’ legal team wrote. “Twitter is ‘responsible’ for the development of offensive content on its platform because it in some way specifically encourages development of what is offensive about the content.” Read more HERE.

President Trump Shares Image of Political Opponents Behind Bars


On Wednesday morning, President Trump shared an image on his Twitter account containing several of his political opponents behind bars and questioning why they are not under investigation for “treason.”

The image, which was retweeted from a pro-Trump Twitter account, depicts many of those he has criticized in the past. Among those included were former President Barack Obama, 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, special counsel Robert Mueller, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former President Bill Clinton, and former FBI Director James Comey. Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.

Twitter – FAIR! …and balanced!

New Ben Garrison Cartoon, Twitter Controlling the Conversation

I am holding you, Jack Dorsey, accountable for shadow banning countless conservatives (including GrrrGraphics) on Twitter, which you, a progressive, must consider ‘progress.’

Are you Shadow banned on Twitter? You can check with the Twitter Shadow Ban Test! Click to Test.

The More they censor us- the bigger the Red Wave Rising in 2018! Read the rest at GrrrGraphics.

Breaking: Amtrak Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers to Retreat Collides With Truck

There was one fatality and one serious injury. Congressman Ted Yoho and his wife, Carolyn are OK!

Yoho’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Kat Cammack said the following in an email earlier this afternoon:

Several of you have called and texted and we want to thank you for reaching out about this morning’s accident. Just wanted to let you know that Ted and Carolyn were aboard the Amtrak train that hit the truck. They are both okay with some bumps and bruises and headed towards Charlottesville now. Thank you again for checking on Ted and Carolyn. Holler with any questions. Thank you all!”

Train carrying GOP lawmakers to retreat hits truck – live updates.

Last Updated Jan 31, 2018 2:37 PM EST

A train carrying Republican members of Congress to their retreat in Greenbrier, West Virginia, has hit a truck, reports Nancy Cordes. The White House confirmed the report, and said in a statement that there is one known fatality and one serious injury. The lawmakers were scheduled to spend the next few days at the West Virginia resort for their annual issues conference.

The White House released a statement about the accident early Wednesday afternoon: “The President has been fully briefed on the situation in Virginia and is receiving regular updates. There is one confirmed fatality and one serious injury. There are no serious injuries among members of Congress or their staff. Senior Administration officials are in regular contact with Amtrak and state and local authorities. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected by this incident.” The NTSB has sent a team to investigate the crash. Continue reading at CBSnews.com.

Twitter Training Saturday 11/14 @ 10:30 am

Hello friends,

There will be a LIVE  Twitter Training on Saturday, November 14th  beginning at 10:30 am at Countryside Baptist Church, in the Fellowship hall.  Our resident Twitter experts, Candace Parker and Lane Watkins will be leading the training by teaching people how to use Twitter effectively to influence political opinion and legislators in real time.

Lane has put together some power points to help get everyone started.  Please bring your computers if you’d like help in setting up your accounts & get started using it that day.

Twitter lets you speak directly to so many people – from news personalities to legislators – it is way more fun than just yelling at your TV!  Way more satisfying too.

Let’s get every single hand on deck and have our voices heard  for VICTORY 2016!!!

EVERYONE IS WELCOME and Encouraged to Come!  Please share with your friends, family members and neighbors who may want to learn some extra computer skills!!

Countryside Baptist Church, 10926 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32606

Please Contact Candace Parker at 352-214-6077 with any questions.

thank you,