End of Hong Kong

The day of “One China, two systems” is over.

While you slept last night, Hong Kong lost its independence to China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s new national security laws came into effect at 1 am Sydney time, an hour before the 23rd anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to Chinese rule.

The legislation was not made public before the bill was signed by Mr Xi in Beijing.

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WSJ Journo Reaches Out to Gab

A former Facebook employee and current journalist at the WSJ contacted Andrew Torba of Gab to find out how to further deplatform Gab survives deplatforming. All the usual payment processors and many other service providers refuse to deal with Gab. The only ways to send them any money are Bitcoin and checks, including echecks.

I’m a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and I’m looking into how platforms with strong free speech policies are dealing with their dependence on large internet infrastructure companies (like Cloudflare).... [Read More]

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Iconoclast Awokening

Here at Ratburger.org, we seem to be in agreement that what the Left wants is the downfall of western civilization and a re-making of America into a Leftist totalitarian state.

If you need evidence to convince your friends that this is what the Left wants, here is a survey reported in an essay at Quillette.

“The Great Awokening and the Second American Revolution”

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Cancelled by Patreon

Patreon: cancelledJust five days ago, I posted here “L. Neil Smith: ‘There ought to be a law!’ ” in which the über-libertarian advocated legislation incorporating the Bill of Rights and, in particular, the First Amendment, against corporations chartered by U.S. states as a remedy for rampant censorship and violations of freedom of speech, religion, and free association committed by what he argues are, in every sense, state actors.

Just a few minutes ago, what should I find in my E-mail in-box, but the following:... [Read More]

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The Choice

I am sensing a spectacular case of tunnel vision by the opposition to the concept of America.

Let me get this straight.
Working is illegal unless you are a large company who makes donations. Who gets to work is up to politicians who despise you.
Riots and looting are justified. Some deaths are ok, some are horrible based on the narrative.
We need less police if any at all. Let Antifa be the actual police
Covid social distancing and economic damage was necessary until it was not for their goals and people
Whites need to kneel before Blacks
Rioters and Looters are arrested and immediately set free
Workers need to pay for the damage done by non workers and corrupt politicians
Schools are shut but we continue to pay for them
We paid for our military but it cannot be used to maintain order when the police fail
Funerals for nursing home victims are illegal but we have a three city media extravaganza for a media victim of choice
This manufactured mess is the fault of all white people everywhere including the unborn.
Nothing will stop until the mob says so.... [Read More]

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L. Neil Smith: “There ought to be a law!”

L. Neil SmithL. Neil Smith has, for decades, been the libertarians’ libertarian.  Author of more than 30 works of science fiction and commentary, including Down with Power, a practical guide to libertarian policy alternatives in the real world, he has been steadfast in opposing “nerf libertarianism”, which advocates “reasonable compromises” that infringe liberties the authors of the Declaration of Independence and framers of the Constitution considered “unalienable” (which means you can’t even give them away yourself).  He, like I, became an advocate of uncompromising liberty through contact with Robert LeFevre, whose life was devoted to promoting liberty.

In the most recent edition of his Web magazine, The Libertarian Enterprise, he offers this suggestion to deal with the accelerating wave of corporate suppression of dissident speech.... [Read More]

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a long long time ago….

from a publication that is still being published and I give them the credit, “TIME”, but I doubt that this could be found anywhere else than libraries. I present it here as a reference what the cartoonist thought about the news media then in 1994 and it is so much more true today because they had twenty six years to hone their actions. Look at it and reflect…

(this may be bleeped…)

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Wikipedia Co-founder: “Wikipedia Is Badly Biased”

Uncyclopedia logoWikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger published an article on his blog, “Wikipedia Is Badly Biased”, on 2020-05-14.  He begins by stating,

Wikipedia’s “NPOV” is dead.  The original policy long since forgotten, Wikipedia no longer has an effective neutrality policy. There is a rewritten policy, but it endorses the utterly bankrupt canard of journalistic “false balance,” which is directly contradictory to the original neutrality policy. As a result, even as journalists turn to opinion and activism, Wikipedia now touts controversial points of view on politics, religion, and science.... [Read More]

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Japanese spirit Amabie…..

Of course we didn’t hear it first from our famed moderator, but Fox News did a story on it.
Japanese spirit Amabie, a mythical mermaid monster, revived to ward off coronavirus

Amabie is a yokai that fights viruses. Read about the legend of Amabie here.... [Read More]

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