And that’s the way I like it. Ran a post-14-day test to make sure. Deletion complete. You, too, can free yourselves of the tyranny of the Farcebook. Just do it.
I just pulled the trigger on Zuckerberg’s spy site and Lordy it feels good. If you’re still on history’s most invasive voluntary spying network, I hope you’re happy. And I hope you’re aware of how they track you. My advice would be to leave. Here’s how:
Over the past year or so I slowly drew down my presence, bit by bit, until all that remained was a sealed list of friends and admin abilities on two FP forums. I also used the “service” to like and promote TPC columns. No more.
Start with Logging In
That the stock birthday listed on the startup page is after I graduated from high school says something.
Log In and Get Harrassed
This greeted me immediately as it has for the past few weeks. I’m toning it down and they want more info. and control. Eff You, Zuck!
I saw this before I posted my final (to FB) PNW video.
A Final Consult with the “Secret” Info. File
You really must review the files. Despite all my recent cleanups, I still had to do a final sweep before,
Proceeding to Delete:
Here We Go!
Of course, of course, it will take 14 days – assuming they really delete it. I’ve heard they try to wrangle people back in. On Day 15 or 16 I will do a confirmation test.
I will surely miss all of my friends, real and digital, from FB. There’s no telling how long I’ll have to go without the following: cat videos; dinner pictures; friend requests from hookers, robots, creeps, and spies; raving mad political, social, and religious commentary; pointless low-IQ idiocy, and; the general angst that comes from being watched by a narcissistic evil genius who refers to his users as “dumb f**ks.”
Goodbye and good riddance!
As promised, today’s work at TPC:
The mass, mainstream, slanted, biased, dishonest, yellow, establishment, corporate media has become the American equivalent and embodiment of Grima Wormtongue – slithering, slinking, whispering, and lying – ever misleading the just and the honest for the benefit of other masters. Some, tiring of the deception, bluntly call it what it is: fake news. This doesn’t sit well with Fake News, Inc. To wit:
Marjorie Pritchard, of the Boston Globe, made an impassioned call for editorials “denouncing what the newspaper called a ‘dirty war against the free press.’” And I, as your C.F. Floyd Feature Writer of National Affairs, hereby answer the call!
Estimates indicate that around 100 newspapers, large and small, will respond this week. Reckon TPC as number 101, kind of. Alas that I cannot denounce a war, dirty or otherwise, against the free press as such simply does not exist. Rather, consider this my part in the free war against the dirty press.
This all started with a Tweet from the President back in February. (Actually, it started years ago with the corruption of the mainstream media, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves). Tweeted Donald J. Trump: “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”
I felt this dissent important enough to forward to someone. My recent email:
Hon. Donald J. Trump
The White House
August 16, 2018
Dear Mr. President:
First, thank you for all that you do for America and for our beloved freedoms.
Second, today I understand that some 350 establishment newspapers, large and small, feature editorials excoriating you and your defense of the free people. This being done under the false guise of defending the “free press.” Some are even making claims about the First Amendment, apparently having lately discovered the Constitution. In doing so they prove they are not only the enemies of the people but organized and coordinated enemies. They prove they can offer nothing except Fake News.
Consider my column at The Piedmont Chronicles, http://www.thepiedmontchronicles.com/2018/08/perrin-lovett-one-of-many-free-war.html, editorial No. 351 (or 101 per original estimates). It is markedly different than the others.
Some of us – MOST of us – stand with you and your mission. While cheering your election I did maintain some differences with you here and there concerning policy. And I still do. However, my understanding (and appreciation) is now clearer as to the total scope of your work. In short: MAGA!
Thank you again for all that you do. May God bless you each day and may God bless America.
C.F. Floyd Writer for National Affairs, TPC
Perhaps a press club invite shall come forth?
Aaaaand, it hit exactly on the Fourth!
Happy Independence Day, America! Or Independence Week, the week of July Fourth – I’m not sure about the week’s publishing schedule. I truly appreciate the comments, here an on the socials, on last week’s installment about the Vampires of Austin. One mentioned that the subject was “very disturbing and incredibly sad.” Yes, yes it was and was so intended. So, too, might be the tone of this column; consider it a call to festivity and a warning.
This Fourth is the 242nd birthday of that unique nation we know as The United States of America. For Americans, it is good and right to celebrate, so long as the celebration is for the right reasons. Folks, while hot dogs, beer, and fireworks are worthy accompaniment for Independence Day, they are not the heart or focus of the holiday. Freedom is. Freedom and tradition.
On July 4, 1776, a small group of men, with vested interests, signed off on a Declaration against the King of England. They essentially gave him the finger. They were serious enough about freedom to risk a war with the world’s most powerful Empire.
Today, are we that serious? Are we serious at all? What, exactly, do modern Americans celebrate independence from? From rule by the British, sure. I do note that many, many Americans are held in rapt attention by Royal weddings and Downton Abbey. But that’s cultural. We are free from the long list of injuries and usurpations set forth in the Declaration – as committed, then, by George III. Go down that list and see how we’re really doing all these years later – with the usurpations of Washington.
Today comes a reversal of a sad trend I’ve been following, here, since at least June of 2016. I’ve rarely been happier about being wrong – I had predicted an affirmance.
Yet, I was right about the overall trend against freedom:
The worn-out line of the sheep goes: “If you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.” Two problems there: 1) you don’t know what they consider “wrong”, and; 2) how about when the government is wrong? What then? Move to a freer country? There are at least ten out there – one right next door to the U.S. Sit in your house and do absolutely nothing? That can be considered an indication of criminal intent or an invitation for a “welfare check-in” by the police.
The odds are you do not have anything to worry about. Obey the government in general, don’t make any waves, and they will probably leave you alone. Probably was not what the Founders had in mind with the Bill of Rights though. They desired protection from ALL government overreach.
Today, the Supreme Court put this issue to rest in a 5-4 decision upholding the right against unreasonable searches. Thank you, Justice Roberts and the Liberals.
2. The Government did not obtain a warrant supported by probable
cause before acquiring Carpenter’s cell-site records. It acquired
those records pursuant to a court order under the Stored Communications
Act, which required the Government to show “reasonable
grounds” for believing that the records were “relevant and material to
an ongoing investigation.” 18 U. S. C. §2703(d). That showing falls
well short of the probable cause required for a warrant. Consequently,
an order issued under §2703(d) is not a permissible mechanism for
accessing historical cell-site records. Not all orders compelling the
production of documents will require a showing of probable cause. A warrant is required only in the rare case where the suspect has a legitimate
privacy interest in records held by a third party. And even
though the Government will generally need a warrant to access
CSLI, case-specific exceptions—e.g., exigent circumstances—may
support a warrantless search. Pp. 18–22.
819 F. 3d 880, reversed and remanded.
Carpenter v. The Empire, No. 16–402, 585 U. S. ____, at Slip. 3-4 (June 22, 2018).
Good news to start the hot weekend.
More good news: TPC is now available in print!
More and more and more reasons manifest – causes to keep children out of the failed American “public” school cabal. Here’s another stunner: Valedictorian’s mic was cut off when she brought up sex assault in grad speech:
A California high school valedictorian was abruptly cut off when she tried to speak about sexual assault during her graduation speech, according to reports.
“I felt like I was worthless,” recent Petaluma High School grad Lulabel Seitz told CNN about the incident.
The 17-year-old began her speech on June 2 recalling the students’ first days as freshmen, then went on to talk about devastating wildfires, teacher strikes and her own family’s struggles.
But when it seemed like she was about to bring up her own sexual assault, which allegedly happened on school grounds — her mic was cut off.
In a video of the incident, the teen is visibly upset as she yells inaudible words to someone off camera.
Moments later, her peers and people in the crowd started chanting, “Let her speak! Let her speak!”
After nearly a minute of silence, she returns to her seat.
Seitz — a member of student government who played trumpet in jazz band and maintained a GPA of over 4.0 — said administrators warned her not to “speak against them” in her speech.
But the night before commencement, as she watched Martin Luther King Jr. speeches, she was inspired to speak out.
“When they cut my mic, I was appalled at them,” Seitz told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. “I thought this is a public school with freedom of speech.”
Seitz, who is heading to Stanford in the fall, decided to post the uncensored version of her speech on YouTube.
That speech contains the line: “Even learning on a campus where some people defend perpetrators of sexual assault and silence their victims, we didn’t let that drag us down.”
The teen said she reported her assault, but that the school did nothing about it.
The definitional best student at this “school” was assaulted (I’ll just take her word) and the school did nothing (for her). They did do something against her, shutting her speech down following intimidation. Double abuse. This case is reminiscent of an episode in Florida wherein a middle school girl as abused on campus. Her school did nothing. Frustrated, she reached out to local talk radio for support and help. The school responded – by suspending her.
Our valedictorian by no means should feel worthless. That sentiment is rightfully reserved for her failed school. Thank God she’s moved beyond their reach. Of course, they did nothing about the abuse! They’re in the same business themselves.
She now surely knows that public “schools” and freedom, of speech and otherwise, do not go together. She’s going to be fine. She’s one of those high IQ students who simply cannot be held down, no matter who tries. She’ll do well at Stanford. She’ll be a success.
The “school” won’t. It isn’t. It cannot claim any responsibility for the success of those who happen to excel despite the torment. I don’t even need to consult with one of those services that tell just how bad the schools are; I know this one is failed. Abolish it. Now!
I’m sure they did warn her not to “speak against them.” Her disregard speaks to her fortitude. I’ll also speak against them. Damn you morons to hell! Stop harming children. How’s that?
This is pathetic. It is also the norm these days. As these are our children, can we really continue to tolerate this? I think not.
Watch the TSA molest a 96-YO Woman in a Wheelchair. This keeps us safe from them tar’ists!
Nearly 9 million people have watched the video — and many have weighed-in about the security pat-down of a 96-year-old woman in a wheelchair. The screening happened at Dulles Airport in Washington.
The woman’s daughter complained that the 6-minute search was quote “prolonged and repetitive.”
A woman can be heard criticizing the TSA agents in the video. “What the hell do you think she’s going to do? Set off a shoe bomb?” she asks.
Honestly, there’s no thought involved, unless it’s a sadistic pleasure in harming innocent Americans. And, NEVER utter “bomb” in the presence of these clowns – surefire way to get arrested…
For their part, Dulles, who by their FB avatar, promote the month’s “diversity” in flaming fashion, issued a banal call for calm: “Shut up and enjoy the groping! Have some pride. Tasty ethnic food.”
The woman’s indignant, surely intolerant daughter spoke out: “She didn’t know what to say. She does not want to fly again ever. She didn’t know what they were looking for. She was scared,” Clarkson said of her mother. “She was just following directions. She said she didn’t know what to do.”
No one knows what to say to a robber or rapist, if “Die, MF!” isn’t an option. Who the hell would want to fly these days – the sheep among us excluded? Likely, they didn’t know what they were looking for; it’s all theater. People should be scared. She just followed directions, they were only following orders… What to do? Well, when a hard sweep and an ax kick to the throat aren’t an option, there’s avoiding commercial aviation entirely.
You voted for this shit. You tolerate it. Many willingly undergo similar treatment. A few brag about the same. Treatment for nothing. This has nothing to do with fighting terror. No one is “kept safe” from this BS. Worse than anything George III ever did. Odds are, upon seeing this video, he would urge rebellion.
At your own peril, people.
Did she thank that hero for his service? CBS.
Last week’s TPC column on high schools and its predecessor generated heavy readership and commentary. The people, some of them having direct experience in the government prison schools, raised a myriad of issues even I hadn’t thought of – from expenses to parent disinterest to fidget spinners. All seemed willing to explore options in search of real education.
In furtherance thereof, here’s a piece from LRC, today, on Ron Paul’s Curriculum:
Of course many parents choose homeschooling as a means of protecting their children from federal education “reforms” such as Common Core. Other parents are motivated by a desire to protect their children from the cultural Marxism that has infiltrated many schools.
The spread of cultural Marxism has contributed to the dumbing down of public education. Too many government schools are more concerned with promoting political correctness than ensuring that students receive a good education. Even if cultural Marxism did not dumb down education, concerns that government schools are indoctrinating children with beliefs that conflict with parents’ political, social, and even religious beliefs would motivate many families to homeschool.
Even when government schools are not intentionally promoting cultural Marxism or other left-wing ideologies, they are still implicitly biased toward big government. For example, how many government schools teach the Austrian economics explanation for the Great Depression — much less question the wisdom of central banking — or critically examine the justifications for America’s hyper-interventionist foreign policy?
Another installment of TPC cometh tomorrow – and of a totally different make than the usual. Stay tuned.
The Nine today ruled 7-2 in favor of a Christian baker in Colorado and against the bigoted, anti-Christian, anti-freedom Colorado “Civil Rights” Commision.
The ruling, as lop-sided as it was, was mired in the kind of language employed by judges to maintain their employment in the future. Still, we’ll take what we can get. Also, I sense, here nearing the end, the pendulum beginning to swing back this way. I suspect it may return Poe style; one might hope, for once, that rats are available when needed. Anway, if you’re so inclined,
The intelligent discussion begins on page 26 with the concurrences of Justices Gorsuch and Thomas.
As the Court also explains, the only reason the Commission seemed to supply for its discrimination was that it found Mr. Phillips’s religious beliefs “offensive.” Ibid. That kind of judgmental dismissal of a sincerely held religious belief is, of course, antithetical to the First Amendment and cannot begin to satisfy strict scrutiny. The Constitution protects not just popular religious exercises from the condemnation of civil authorities. It protects them all. Because the Court documents each of these points carefully and thoroughly, I am pleased to join its opinion in full.
–Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al. v. Colorado “Civil Rights” Commission et al., 584 U. S. ____, at Slip 27, (June 4, 2018)(Gorsuch Concurrence).
This was not a case about a baker discriminating against gays. It was a case about a government discriminating against Christians. The ruling, murky as it is, is a slap in the face of tyranny and a blow for freedom. That’s needed as the animus is everywhere. Times have changed indeed when traditional Christian beliefs (and associated expression and determinations of association) are declared “offensive.” I find that offensive.
I suspect that the commision membership has changed since the underlying events of this case. The director is newer, innocent perhaps. Still, for the curious, one can find the current Colorado “Civil Rights” Commision, probably held up under a rock, maybe worshiping Moloch, in Suite 825, 1560 Broadway, Denver.
Drudge has headlined the Robinson story I posted yesterday.
Fox and ZeroHedge on it too, by the links. I actually heard rumor of this shocking travesty Friday afternoon. This is one of the emerging cases of the alt-media outrunning the new media.
As for the old media: have you heard them even mention the UK rape gangs yet?