90 Miles From Tyranny : 2022-12-04

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

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Visage à trois #645

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Quick Hits Of Wisdom, Knowledge And Snark #826

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TWITTER EXPOSED: Blacklists, Secret Censorship Cabal, Treachery at the Highest Levels

Independent journalist Bari Weiss took to Twitter on Thursday night to unload a second trove of internal memos and documents exposing how Twitter officials silenced the voices of prominent conservatives on the platform. Radio host Dan Bongino, Stanford professor Jay Bhattacharya, and activist Charlie Kirk were among those Twitter censored or blacklisted, along with the popular “Libs of TikTok” account.

“A new #TwitterFiles investigation reveals that teams of Twitter employees build blacklists, prevent disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limit the visibility of entire accounts or even trending topics—all in secret, without informing users,” Weiss, a former New York Times reporter, wrote. “The authors [of the Twitter Files] have broad and expanding access to Twitter’s files. The only condition we agreed to was that the material would first be published on Twitter.”

She noted that Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, who tried to shed light on how the Covid lockdowns were harming children, was on a “Trends Blacklist,” meaning Twitter took action to ensure he would not appear in the Trending topics section of the platform.

Don Bongino was not only banned from Twitter’s Search feature, but his account was marked “NSWF”—purportedly meaning it was “not safe for work.”

That acronym is usually reserved for pornographic content, raising questions about whether Twitter has been using the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA) to justify censorship of individuals who fell into disfavor with the Powers That Be at the social media platform. If that’s the case, did they do so at the behest of federal officials?

“This is some Soviet-style bulls**t,” Bongino told Fox News’s Sean Hannity. “I’ve known [about the shadow banning] this the whole time. I was called a conspiracy theorist and a whack job.” And it’s not just Twitter. Bongino’s website has been banned by Google Ads, and he was banned from YouTube for saying that cloth masks don’t work to stop the spread of Covid. “And now I find out I’m on a NSFW list,” he fumed. “Tell me again how we live in a free country!”

Conservative activist Charlie Kirk also experienced the wrath of Twitter’s overlords. He made the “Do Not Amplify” list as well as the NSFW list:

Kirk told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson that his Twitter account was averaging 150,000 retweets a day, but all of a sudden, “we fell off a cliff.” Engagement was down 95%, he said.

“I was called a conspiracy theorist,” he explained. “They convince you to stop talking about it.”

He noted that Twitter was treating his account “with more scrutiny and censorship” than Iran and other state sponsors of terror.

Weiss pointed out that “Twitter denied that it does such things. In 2018, Twitter’s Vijaya Gadde (then Head of Legal Policy and Trust) and Kayvon Beykpour (Head of Product) said: ‘We do not shadow ban.’ They added: ‘And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology.'”

“What many people call ‘shadow banning,’ Twitter executives and employees call ‘Visibility Filtering’ or ‘VF.’ Multiple high-level sources confirmed its meaning,” Weiss explained. One Twitter employee said, “Think about visibility filtering as being a way for us to suppress what people see to different levels. It’s a very powerful tool.”

The platform used VF to “block searches of individual users; to limit the scope of a particular tweet’s discoverability; to block select users’ posts from...

Biden's Kinky They/Them Nuke Official Charged With Another Airport Luggage Theft

A new felony arrest warrant has just been issued for Sam Brinton, the senior Department of Energy official who just weeks ago confessed to stealing luggage at the Minneapolis airport on Sept 16.

Now, the ostentatiously "non-binary" deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition stands accused of perpetrating the same crime at the Las Vegas airport, according to KLAS. The date of the alleged Vegas theft has not yet been publicized.

Brinton's January 2022 appointment to a sensitive nuclear post was hailed as a shining example of the Biden administration's "inclusivity," with Brinton claiming the crown tiara as the barrier-breaking first openly "gender fluid" person to have a federal leadership role.

Brinton's no gender studies grad -- he has dual masters degrees in nuclear science and engineering from MIT. His appointment raised eyebrows, however -- and not only because of his fabulous cross-dressing, which includes wearing stiletto heels to work.

The more people scrolled through Brinton's public social media posts, the stranger things got. Most strikingly, it turns out that the senior U.S. official overseeing nuclear waste -- which in the wrong hands, is suitable for creating a dirty bomb and maybe something worse -- is a vocal aficionado of "puppy play"...

...to the extent this fellow granted the DoE's equivalent of a Top Secret clearance -- in a position deemed Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk -- is considered an expert of sorts on puppy play, having participated in a presentation at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

We'd like to emphasize that this information doesn't come from prying into his personal life, but rather him thrusting his personal life into public view.

Thirty-five-year-old Brinton's senior role puts him above the ordinary "GS" level and among the esteemed ranks of the Senior Executive Service (SES), where his $178,063 salary should be more than ample to fund the luggage purchases of...

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China’s War On Science Deepens Its Totalitarian Control

In dictatorial nations, such as China or the old Soviet Union, anti-science Lysenkoism can have free range — with disastrous consequences.

Ideology, taken to extremes, tends to reject observed truths. Thus, American leftists, with monopoly control of major urban areas and academia, preside over spikes in homicides, open drug use, homelessness, and ridiculous historical fabulism. Many of the elite claim with straight faces that there are 81 genders while simultaneously staking a sacred belief in “science.”

Such willful insanity has been seen before, in other places. Starting in the 1930s and continuing for two decades, Stalin’s Soviet Union imposed the theories of biologist Trofim Lysenko on the nation. Under Lysenko, genetics was sneered at as “bourgeois science,” “fascist,” and even “Jewish.” To create the New Soviet Man, science had to be rebuilt on the foundation of dialectical materialism, rejecting the idea that humans had a certain nature that could only be evolved over long periods of time through Darwinian random selection.

This, of course, led to the executions and imprisonment of thousands of actual scientists. A rejection of science meant wasting limited resources trying to grow crops under poor conditions. And Lysenko’s beliefs also contributed to famine that killed up to 6 million people.

Lysenkoism has come to mean the purposeful bending of science in service of ideology.

In self-correcting societies, the trend toward Lysenkoism can be checked. Elections have consequences. Thus, in America, some elected officials who pushed harsh lockdowns in response to Covid-19, or who allow biological males to compete against females, or who promote criminal justice practices that erode public safety, have found themselves out of office.

But in dictatorial nations, such as the old Soviet Union or the People’s Republic of China, Lysenkoism can have free range — with disastrous consequences.

Anti-Science Lysenkoism in China

The danger signs in China have been there for years.

It’s well-known that paramount leader Xi Jinping, China’s first leader to hold a doctorate degree, plagiarized his doctoral thesis — and even likely had someone else write it for him. This shouldn’t come as shock for a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) boss who got class credit in Marxist theory and ideological education at Beijing’s Tsinghua University for his work for the party.

In November 2019, the CCP appointed Xuetao Cao, a top immunologist, as chairman of research integrity. Chairman Cao’s past scholarship included dubious studies into curing metastatic tumors with “emitted Qigong energy.” This effort was a part of a much larger, Chairman Xi-approved push to elevate traditional Chinese medicinal practices — an official push that has led to numerous studies claiming no negative results, which is a scientific impossibility. Largely for this reason, more papers have been retracted in China due to fraudulent peer review than in any other nation. But in their view, Chinese acupuncture must be perfect, you see, because it’s Chinese.

Ironically, retracted papers were also a problem for Cao, who, shortly after being promoted to his post, was accused of major research breaches involving faked research.

After evidence was presented that would have sunk the careers of any legitimate scientist, Cao was cleared of plagiarism and fraud in early 2021 after a summary investigation. Other accused scientists also got off with mere slaps on the wrist. But Chinese neuroscientist Yi Rao, a whistleblower and a critic of sloppy Chinese science policy, was himself accused of wrongdoing by supporters of those he credibly accused. If the whole sordid affair sounds more political than scientific, it’s because it is.

Politics, Not Science, Led Lockdowns

This politics-first approach to biomedical science likely played a role in China’s draconian Covid-19 lockdowns under Xi. These economy-wrecking and soul-crushing lockdowns in pursuit of “zero Covid” have long passed any proven effectiveness. Instead, Xi’s lockdowns have become a test of his supremacy as leader — a test the Chinese people have questioned via unrest, the likes of which haven’t been seen since 1989’s Tiananmen Square uprising.

In America, the initial response to the Covid-19 outbreak was driven, in part, by a wall of silence punctuated by lies and distortions out of the virus’ epicenter. China was all too happy to encourage America and the greater West to lockdown — simultaneously claiming the CCP’s brilliant governance model did it better and that, to the extent the West also locked down, the difference between the two systems insofar as freedom wasn’t really that great. But as the epidemic ran...

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Friday, December 9, 2022

Girls With Guns

Visage à trois #643

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Quick Hits Of Wisdom, Knowledge And Snark #824


Elon Musk fact-DROPS Adam Schiff for straight-up LYING about hate speech INCREASING on Twitter

Not a great day to be Adam Schiff. Then again, is there ever really a great day to be that little weasel? Earlier we wrote about Schiff for Brains trying to get other representatives to help him keep Trump off Facebook, and now he’s coming after Elon Musk.

Almost as if Adam desperately wants to keep control over social media.

Almost as if Adam only wants one voice to be heard.

Sorta fascist-y of him, doncha think?

What’s abysmal and unacceptable is Adam being a total coward and not having the nards to tag Elon Musk when he straight-up lies about the site. Notice, Schiff Head doesn’t provide any sort of data or proof of his claim.

And he ‘demands’ action?

Get EFF’D.

Musk responded in kind.


Hate speech has gone down because under Musk, hate speech against conservatives is no longer ignored.

And Adam can’t stand that.

It probably makes Adam all sorts of fussy …

Aaand we’re dead.

Yeah, we know, it’s not the most mature tweet but we kinda sorta totally love it.


Ed Buck.


We tried this.

It’s true.


But see, Twitter was ok with certain people being hated on:

‘Twitter Files: Part Two’ Confirms The Tech Giant Has Been Shadowbanning Conservatives For Years

Jack Dorsey lied. Twitter has been shadowbanning prominent conservative accounts without users’ knowledge for years.

A new batch of internal Twitter communication records released on Thursday confirm the tech giant has been shadowbanning prominent conservative accounts without users’ knowledge for years, despite former CEO Jack Dorsey previously claiming otherwise.

Released by Bari Weiss, editor of The Free Press, the new “Twitter Files” reveal the company created blacklists designed to prevent certain accounts or posts from trending. Lists were also built to limit the visibility of accounts or tweets Twitter employees deemed unfavorable.

Among the most notable accounts targeted by the platform were prominent conservative figures such as Dan Bongino and Charlie Kirk, with the former’s profile being placed on a “Search Blacklist” and the latter’s being switched to a setting called “Do Not Amplify.” Medical professionals were also censored, with Twitter putting the account of Stanford University’s Jay Bhattacharya, one of the authors of the “Great Barrington Declaration,” on a “Trends Blacklist,” which “prevented his tweets from trending.”

Commonly known as shadowbanning, the concept of secretly limiting the reach of users’ accounts and posts was referred to by Twitter executives as “visibility filtering.” According to a senior Twitter employee who spoke with Weiss, visibility filtering is “a way for [the company] to suppress what people see to different levels.”

“We control visibility quite a bit. And we control the amplification of your content quite a bit. And normal people do not know how much we do,” a Twitter engineer separately revealed.

Federalist CEO and co-founder Sean Davis has also been among those censored, with his Twitter account having been shadowbanned since January 2021.

Thursday night’s revelations show former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to be a complete liar about the company’s censorship practices. When asked in a post by political commentator Dave Rubin in October 2020 if Twitter shadowbans “based on political beliefs,” Dorsey responded with a straightforward, “No.”

The company also put out a blog post in July 2018, in which it claimed Twitter doesn’t shadowban “based on political viewpoints or ideology” and said users “are always able to see the tweets from...