The EARN IT Bill Is the Government’s Plan to Scan Every Message Online

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Imagine an Internet where the law required every message sent to be read by government-approved scanning software. Companies that handle such messages wouldn’t be allowed to securely encrypt them, or they’d lose legal protections that allow them to operate. That’s what the Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed and hopes to pass into law. The so-called EARN IT bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), will strip Section 230 protections away from any website that doesn’t follow a list of “best practices,” meaning those sites can be sued into bankruptcy. The “best practices” list will be created by a government…

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It’s Past Time to Examine How Police Unions Protect Bad Cops

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They hide the rotten apples under the guise of privacy protection. "Police unions — like all unions — will often stop at nothing to protect the interests of their members. Booker Hodges is the assistant commissioner for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. He is a longtime union member, but in 2018, writing in PoliceOne.com, he acknowledged that “a union is required to represent an officer, but in cases where someone has clearly violated our oath of office, publicly defending an officer who has clearly violated our oath of office strains neighborhood relations and erodes trust.” Nor is Hodges alone…

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Comparing The Floyd Riots To The Boston Tea Party Insults Actual Patriots

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The Boston Tea Party patriots who protested British oppression have nothing in common with rioters who ravage American cities for personal gain. One of the most galling and misleading arguments tossed around following the death of George Floyd is an attempt to draw a parallel between the carnage sweeping the nation and the Boston Tea Party. In this clumsy effort, “riot” has become just the latest word twisted for political purposes. Merriam-Webster defines “riot” as: A violent public disorder; specifically: a tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled together and acting with a common intent. It takes an impressive level of historical illiteracy to describe the Boston…

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White folks will riot

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If you haven't got a gun, GET ONE. NOW. For information about the house above, go HERE Everybody's pissed off about everything And somehow, it'll all be Trump's fault, won't it... The visible protesters in the recent civil unrest are for the most part black whether they are  paid actors or not. Of course there are the anitfa pukes, basement dwellers, bull dykes, curiosity seekers, etc. This small number of minorities have managed to paralyze many of the nations largest cities inflicting massive collateral and psychological damage. Black folks make up less than thirteen percent of the population. Only a…

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Police, Politics, Race, & Reaction

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After years of warning, President Donald Trump took action Thursday in the form of an Executive Order to remove a key protection companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google enjoy that shields the tech giants from lawsuits by individuals and other entities with claims of bias, censorship, and otherwise unfair treatment. The Order, titled “Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship” comes two days after Twitter added a controversial “fact-check” of two of his tweets about fraud and absentee ballots, NPR reported.MORE As the “official” tally of COVID-19 deaths tops 100,000 in the U.S., we keep hearing how that number is likely…

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