And, it begins

Posted by $ AJAshinoff 2 weeks, 2 days ago to Culture
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I use Parler, mostly a source to keep up with news. It really doesn't surprise me that open dialog, a place where people can speak without restriction, would be a target for the left.
SOURCE URL: https://www.oann.com/big-tech-to-ban-parler-over-lack-of-content-moderation/


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  • Posted by freedomforall 2 weeks, 2 days ago
    The Soviets are in control in Silicon Valley, Wall St., and the Dark Center.
    Communists also control the governments of most big cities.
    The way to fight is to stop doing business with all of them. They ARE the ENEMY of liberty.
    Don't buy ANY of their products.
    Don't trade with ANY of the big retailers, e.g., Amazon, Walmart, Target.
    Don't go to any store that has a racist policy putting colored people above Caucasians, e.g, Trader Joes.
    Don't obey anything they mandate.
    Don't go to their movie theaters; don't watch any of their tv shows - they are subtle propaganda against Americans and our history.
    ABC wants a "cleansing" of all Trump supporters. https://www.galtsgulchonline.com/post...
    How long before they insist on re-education camps in the Gulag?
    Sell all your shares. Remove your funds from their control.
    Avoid all products made in Communist China as much as possible.
    Trade with local merchants. Buy from local farmer co-ops.
    Challenge EVERY tax increase within the law.
    Everyone must dispute their property taxes.
    Those taxes are used to indoctrinate and brainwash your children.
    John Galt is not coming to save us. We must do it ourselves.
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  • Posted by freedomforall 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Parler will be offline starting today.
    Amazon has shut down the servers Parler uses permanently.
    https://www.galtsgulchonline.com/post...
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    • Posted by $ 2 weeks, 1 day ago
      I just messaged Parler explaining how they can easily prevent this from happening again with a little bit of planning and some preventive backup measures. Hopefully they'll listen. My bigger concern is the service problems I've been having the last couple of days with Parler and AONN, this was before the Amazon fiasco. I suspect its a harbinger of things to come if things stay the course in DC.
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  • Posted by JohnRandALL 2 weeks, 2 days ago
    Glad I already loaded Parler and Rumble on my phone.
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    • Posted by $ 2 weeks, 2 days ago
      Agreed. Except that if these cretins are successful they would have an authenticated list of all of Parler's subscribers. I never provided identification to validate my account but I think my cell number is sufficient should someone need to know where to look.

      I've already noticed service problems with AONN,CNSNews, and Parler.

      I'm weighing heavily reducing my online footprint even more by abandoning Parler and Rumble.

      Some time ago I bailed on facebook, twitter and linkedin.
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      • Posted by $ nickursis 2 weeks, 2 days ago
        That is why VPNs are rocketing in subscribers now, too. Although, like all tech, they are subject to hacking, and we will also probably;y see them banned in the next 3 months. If you want to see our future, just go look at articles on China.
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        • Posted by $ 2 weeks, 2 days ago
          I'm an IT manager, 24 server 80 users, a lot of VPN. Yes, its more secure but its not invincible or anonymous.
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          • Posted by $ nickursis 2 weeks, 1 day ago
            AJ, how SURE are you of no backdoors, no holes in your software, connections or even remote hosts? One of the whole issues with the vote was the certification by Dominion that their equipment was NOT connected to the internet, yet they proved their tabulators WERE connected all the time, and then they daisy chain tot all the other devices. So who was lying? We now have testimony by the guy who loaded the software for the vote rigging, pictures of 2 of the 3 MI6 Brit techs who did the algorithm jiggering, and a map of the data flow. All of this for systems supposedly bullet proof. MIcrosoft is continually patching "weaknesses" and "security holes" so it would seem someone can hack anything, given enough time. But VPNs are a lot harder, unless you have a way to circumvent their encoding, or you can get their keys, depending on how they do their encoding, so I would say they probably already have the back doors installed by whoever did their coding. I would rather see a VPN where you create your own hastag and use it on your end and have some means for them to unencrypt suing a separate method. Thats why I still haven't signed up for a VPN yet, no one has proven to me they have all the back doors closed and sealed, and can prove no one can decrypt or access.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 2 weeks, 2 days ago
    I joined Parler yesterday in response to Google removing it from the Android app store. It was simple to install.

    I hope this isn't famous-last-words on my part, but this Gulch site has been full of melodramatic "so it begins" comments, yet more people are connected than ever before. Things have improved even in the eight years since I discovered my first Rand book (Fountainhead) by chance and then found this site.
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    • Posted by $ 2 weeks, 2 days ago
      We go back a way CG. Melodramatic? Seriously?
      Do you honestly not see the government intrusion in personal liberties? Do you not see the media's active attempts to silence dissenting speech, online, on the air and on TV? I can point out dozens of instances with verifiable links to what I'm saying.

      How is this melodramatic? If you read the article, the larger internet hosts and other media establishments are trying to place moderation restrictions on Parler, perhaps even take it down if it doesn't comply. How is this better?
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      • Posted by CircuitGuy 2 weeks, 2 days ago
        Whether it's melodramatic depends on if this is really the beginning of restrictions on free speech. That's why I said I could be wrong and it could be famous-last-words on my part.

        "Do you not see the media's active attempts to silence dissenting speech"
        It seems to me that in a short period of time (25 years) the gatekeepers have collapsed. Before 25 years ago, it was a fact that the press was only free to those who own one. In the past ten years, I've seen companies try to find a way to add value in such a way they become the gatekeepers. I think the world is trying to figure out how to deal with this absence of gatekeepers. I am optimistic that now that the technology exists, it will be difficult to un-ring that bell, and get back to the world of gatekeepers. Consider this things with Parler. They've taken out of the app store, but it was a simple matter for me to download it from the site and install it on my phone. People who 25 years ago would have struggled to get their ideas out on BBS and with 'zines now have it easier than ever. I remember seeing those things in the back of magazines, "Read about what really goes on in the secret meetings of the powerful. Send $1." I don't know if anyone ever wrote to request the pamphlet. But those people have it way easier now.
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        • Posted by $ 2 weeks, 2 days ago
          The problem with your assessment, which isn't untrue, is that you're comparing two distinctly different periods in time. Since those days of magazines tremendous advancement in communications have occurred office people around the world the ability to read ideas and speak their minds at a level unparalleled by any time in human history (that we know if).

          Compare what we are poised to see shortly to what we had 5, 10, 15, 20 years ago and what you see is a decline in freedom of expression. Why? Because when businesses figured out how to profit from the web (I recall when they didn't) the accumulation of data - corporate and personal became a commodity. Search engines started hoarding and selling 'analytics' to politicians to use to target their audiences. This targeting has allowed for 'some' to realize their message wasn't resonating and to seek restrictions on others ability to speak, others who's message was better received than theirs. And here we are, watching tyrants poised to take office and their MSM/SM enablers salivating at removing the competition for lack of "moderation." Essentially, if you don't say something as we structure it need be said then you can't speak.

          The WWW is not owned by any one person, any one company, or any nation. How is it that any nation, even the UN (which doesn't own shit) has the authority to regulate the web???

          No, we are far worse off when it comes to free speech then 20-30 years ago. Back then, when I began in IT (using CompuServe), I didn't have to register - give my name, my company, my email, and corporate or personal information to attain drivers or even download music (Napster).
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            Posted by CircuitGuy 1 week, 6 days ago
            "salivating at removing the competition for lack of "moderation." "
            I know. I noticed this about 10 years ago. The gatekeepers were dethroned and looking for a way back. I understand it's a serious risk. Sorry I said it's melodrama. I also said my comments will be famous-last-words if the worst-case scenario comes to pass. I'm not giving up . If there were some way to bet money on it, I would be that within two years every nutjob Trump supporter will have an easy way to get their message out and most people will hardly remember this time when mainstream social media and hosting got aggressive about kicking people off. It would be hard to execute such a bet because the Trump-supporting conspiracy-theory world is based on grievance and victimhood. They're not about policies. They're about whining about being victims and being "treated very unfairly", so I'm almost sure they'll still feel cheated in two years. But they'll have an easy and cheap way to stay stupid things. If they don't, I will try to create one. I really believe their right say unpopular, uninformed, mean-spirted, factually incorrect things is absolute. It doesn't matter IMHO if foreigners are taking advantage of it. The right to free speech isn't there to protect popular speech. It's for things we find reprehensible. I don't believe Parler is trying to find new hosting; they'd rather have the grievance issue, but if they and those like them don't find a way to speak quickly, I will look into what I can do to help. I think the right to express unpopular ideas is sacrosanct.

            "The WWW is not owned by any one person, any one company, or any nation. How is it that any nation, even the UN (which doesn't own shit) has the authority to regulate the web???"
            I am hoping it proves impossible to regulate fully, even if people have to have a parallel network with a different protocol.
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        • Posted by $ nickursis 2 weeks, 2 days ago
          CG: " if this is really the beginning of restrictions on free speech." You are the problem, when you can take all that has happened and condense it into this. All the censoring, banned accounts, "fake fact checking" that has been going on for the last 4 years and this is how you condense it? Evidently you missed the HUnter Biden story, where posting the fact it was full of damning evidence, had been in the hands of a corrupt FBI for a year, all resulted in posts deleted, story squashed, accounted deleted, and all because had people really known how corrupt bidens are, then they would have had to load MORE fake votes via the Italian satellite and Dominion servers? You need to get out more.
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          • Posted by CircuitGuy 1 week, 6 days ago
            I unfortunately thing every bit of this is nonsense, so far from reality I can't address it.

            If the gov't stops other people from setting up servers to share unpopular ideas, including this absurd conspiracy crap, I will try to help them be heard. My motivations are a) I believe in free speech and b) trying to take away their rights only works into their narrative about having the truth that secret powerful elites don't wantcha to know.
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