Why social media censorship is worse than useless
JD may have been recently censored on Facebook one too many times for his liking. He's seriously considering parting ways with the Leftist media giant. Their so-called "Fact checks,"
especially regarding science and medical issues, are nothing more than allowing their preferred views on the subject in scientific dispute to be presented as absolute fact
while being clad with a mere facade of authority. It just so happened that the New York Post ran an Op Ed written by the CEO of Facebook competitor MeWe
just the other day. The Op Ed presents the way to allow social discourse while allowing individual freedom for differing opinions. Read it, and stay tuned for a possible Facebook plug-pulling.
Social media censorship »
Coronavirus Devastates Black New Orleans
New Orleans and Louisiana are taking a direct hit from the coronavirus pandemic. More people in the state are currently on unemployment rolls—300,000—and more have died—2,500—than when
Hurricane Katrina slammed the shores 15 years ago. The New Orleans area at one point had the worst coronavirus death rate in the U.S. As with Katrina, the burden is falling disproportionately
on black Louisianians. Black residents make up 32% of the state’s population but 55% of its deaths from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The numbers are similar in
New York, Chicago and across the country, according to the Wall Street Journal. [05/23/2020]
COVID-19 devestates »
Canadian Snowbird Crashes
A Canadian aerobatic jet crashed into a British Columbia neighborhood during a flyover intended to boost morale during the pandemic,
killing one crew member, seriously injuring another and setting a house on fire. Video appeared to show the plane's crew ejecting. [05/18/2020]
Snowbird crasahes »
Estranged Wife of Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Dead
The estranged wife of the Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson's has been found dead by ambulance crews wearing protective suits following a “tragic accident”, it has been revealed.
Paddy Bowden, 59, whose real name was Patrice, was found dead at their former £3million marital home in Chiswick, West London at 10am this morning after emergency services were called
to reports of a person being “unwell.” [05/18/2020]
Paddy Bowden dead »
Betty Wright Gone
Legendary R&B and soul performer Betty Wright has died at the age of 66, according to her niece. Her cause of death has not been revealed, but fans and friends, including Chaka Khan,
have been asking for prayers for her for nearly a week, implying she was gravely ill. [05/10/2020]
Betty Wright gone »
Little Richard Dead at 87
Little Richard, a founding father of rock and roll whose fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form, died Saturday, May 8.
He was 87. The musician’s son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the pioneer’s death to Rolling Stone, but said the cause of death was unknown. What the Rollinb Stone article doesn't
mention is that Tutti Frutti was recorded by Cosmo Matassa at J & M Studio in New Orleans in September 1955, with Robert "Bumps" Blackwell as producer and Fats Domino's backing band. The band
included Lee Allen and Alvin "Red" Tyler on saxophones, Huey Smith on piano, Frank Fields on double bass, Justin Adams on guitar and Earl Palmer on drums. [05/09/2020]
Little Richard dead »
Alternative Facts on COVID-19?
Are there alternative facts on COVID-19? There may well be. It likely won't hurt to read these for some perspectve. We report. You decide. [05/08/2020]
Alternative Facts on COVID-19 »
Twitter Suspends Candace Owens — Then Says It Was "An Error" After Backlash
Twitter suspended the account of black female concervative Candace Owens for 12 hours on Sunday, May 3. But, after significant backlash, Twitter reinstated
her account and claimed the suspension was "an error." The Twitter spokesperson did not say whether a human content monitor or an algorithm was responsible for suspending
Owens’ account. CAUTION: The link quotes foul language from New York Times editorial board member Sarah Jeong. [05/04/2020]
Twitter suspends Candace Owens »
The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here
A modicum of intelligence from Rolling Stone Magazine Contributing Editor Matt Taibbi. He says, "Turning ourselves into China for any reason is the definition of a cure being worse than the disease.
The scolders who are being seduced by such thinking have to wake up, before we end up adding another disaster on top of the terrible one we’re already facing." [Opinion 5/03/2020]
Coronavirus Censorship »
Governor says small "nonessential" businesses never had to close
“Nonessential retail businesses have always been able to be open,” Edwards said in his news conference on April 27, as long as they restrict capacity to 10 people and make sure that
people observe socials distancing. “I encourage business owners to read the order closely,” he said. [5/02/2020]
Closing not required »