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Foreign influence in our elections via Reddit

It’s no secret that our elections in the United States are constantly under attack.  Illegal election influence comes in many forms. It could be anything from”hit piece advertising”, campaign finance violations, voter manipulation, foreign influence, hacking electronic voting machines  to basic ballot stuffing.   It’s common knowledge that governments outside the U.S. A. have made found ways to influence our elections.    It’s hard to say who meddles the most.  It’s not always the so called “enemy”.    If I had to make a list, China would be in the top five.  Add Mexico and the other four of  Five Eyes which are  Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom.  Cannot forget  Israel, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Japan, Pakistan, Turkey, etc.  By the way, Yes, our closest allies are just as guilty as the rest.

Russia….still…?

Currently Russia is still being made out like it’s the only country that has tried to influence our elections.   Leading the pack of accusers are the Mainstream Media(MSM)  and the democrats  with their never ending  “spin” on Russia as being the biggest threat to our elections.  Although Russia is a concern, when it comes to the integrity and security of our elections, their focus should be here in the U.S.A..  Americans are the biggest threat to our elections.  What Americans?  The Fascist Left. (*The Fascist Left democrats)

While all the attention is on Russia, Ukraine and unconstitutional impeachment inquiries, etc, the Fascist left may be quietly  creating an environment that helps them cheat in 2020.   That’s a polite way of saying “rigging the election”.  Sometimes I call it “election warming”.  There are many ways to rig an election. An example would be making sure a specific voting machine is used.(tampered or hacked)  Another example  could be sneaking something through legislation that would give their party an “extra” advantage in the next election.   That’s how the democrats gained  control in California.  They rigged the elections. Now they have the super majority in California.  Now the state is being run into the ground.

When I look at how the democrats are running the state I am reminded of 4 junkies trying to hustle cash to cover their drug debt.  I can see them  running a con job with 1 of their cars.

They drive into the path of a moving car and cry whiplash after the car hits them.  The governor is the neck brace wearing idiot in court that was injured.  The secretary of state was driving the car the idiot was in.  The state legislators are the witnesses.  The state AG is the slimy lawyer for the neck brace wearing idiot.  The U.S.A. taxpayers are  the driver of the moving car they drove in front of.(the “mark”)

One thing that I should point out is that democrats often look and act  insane.  That doesn’t mean they’re stupid.   Just remember what happens when the democrats gain control of anything.  If the opportunity arises, they will  change rules and/or laws. They will do  anything  and everything that may  help them  can keep control.  Many of these changes are unethical and some illegal.  Unfortunately, more often than less they go unchallenged.

The Fascist Left also  have Social Media working for them.  We witnessed this on Twitter.  The segregation of Trump supporters wasn’t working good enough to stop the Trump train so Twitter made the decision to stop political advertising .  This will be their excuse to remove other Trump support content on Twitter.   I’ll be surprised if Facebook doesn’t do the same.  Both  share the same “anti-Trump, anti-Right agenda.”  Both being “all they can be” as faithful minions of the Fascist Left.

There is another large social media platform that shares the same ideology as the Fascist Left. I consider them as being one of the main gateways/ hubs to the virtual land of opportunity for anyone who wants to influence our elections. Legally influence or illegally influence, either way, the opportunity is there. I’m talking about Reddit.

Reddit is a online forum/social media platform.  Here are some Reddit facts.

  • In 2018 it ranked 3rd most visited in the U.S.A..
  • In June 2019 Reddit clocked in as the 7th most visited in the world.
  • It has 330 million monthly active users( currently Twitter declined to 269.6 million monthly active users).
  • In 2017 Reddit reported that 54% of it’s users are in the U.S.A..  Basically, Reddit has a ton of traffic.
  • Reddit discriminates against Trump supporters, conservatives or anyone else on the “Right”.  Reddit is aligned with the Fascist left.
  • Because I believe Reddit is breaking various election laws, which would include allowing/aiding a foreign entity to illegally influence our elections.  I consider Reddit to be the armpit of the internet.

Reddit discrimination

I mentioned that Reddit discriminates against Trump Supporters.  We learned this after Reddit unfairly banned all the Qanon subs.  We learned  this when Reddit unfairly Quarantined President Trumps number one online forum/social media/Trump supporter site,  r/The_Donald.  *  Both punished and accused of promoting violence while letting subreddits that do far worse on a daily basis. remain.  Subreddit  r/darkjokes  is a good example..  Racism leads to violence.  Racism occurs daily in darkjokes.  Too racist for me to feel comfortable posting a screenshot.  You can just click on the name

 Reddit is aligned with the fascist left   

I did query(2016 to present date) on people employed by Reddit.  I wanted to see what party they made campaign donations to.  I got 714 hits. Some made multiple donations so their names came up more than once.  Four or five hits were removed because their business had the same name  as Reddit.  No relation.  The end result was that every Reddit employee that was in the 714 hits had all made donations to the democrats.  Zero had made any donations to the republican party.    That’s enough to convince me Reddit is part of the Fascist Left

Reddit Administrators control every subreddit

Reddit employs people to be Administrators(admins).  Each subreddit is ran by moderators(mods).  Mods police their subreddit  and  try remove any content that might be a violation of Reddit’s rules.  Mods are just volunteers.   They are not paid.  Some of Reddit admins exploit and extort the mods.

  • Each  admin has a group of subs they are expected to monitor.  This is what they are paid to do..
  • They have complete control of each subreddit they monitor and have final say on everything.
  • Technically, they are responsible  for all content in their subs..  This includes every upload made by users, every decision made or not made by mods.
  •  Admins are able to ban subreddits, quarantine subreddits,  issue temporary account suspensions  or issue permanent accounts suspensions.
  • Every subreddit has a admin assigned to it.

Registration of certain organizations

Reddit received $300 million from Tencent holdings.  Tencent has many ties  to the Chinese government.   One very obvious one is the the Independent Non-Executive Director of Tencent, Siu Shun Yang.  Yang is a Member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC) The CPPCC is an organization in the patriotic united front of the Chinese people, an important organ for multiparty cooperation and political consultation under the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and an important means of promoting socialist democracy in China’s political activities.

Here are additional links that provide more information about Tencent and China’s relationship.

Because of Tencent’s connection to the Chinese government and it’s huge investment in Reddit.  Reddit is “subject to foreign control”  Reddit should have registered with the Attorney General.  This is defined in U.S. Code   Title 18. CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE   Part I. CRIMES Chapter 115. TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES  Section 2386.   Registration of certain organizations.

I’ve provide a copy of Section 2386 below.

U.S. Code § 2386.Registration of certain organizations

Attorney General” means the Attorney General of the United States;

Organization” means any group, club, league, society, committee, association, political party, or combination of individuals, whether incorporated or otherwise, but such term shall not include any corporation, association, community chest, fund, or foundation, organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes;

Political activity” means any activity the purpose or aim of which, or one of the purposes or aims of which, is the control by force or overthrow of the Government of the United States or a political subdivision thereof, or any State or political subdivision thereof;

An organization is engaged in “civilian military activity” if:

(1) it gives instruction to, or prescribes instruction for, its members in the use of firearms or other weapons or any substitute therefor, or military or naval science; or

(2) it receives from any other organization or from any individual instruction in military or naval science; or

(3) it engages in any military or naval maneuvers or activities; or

(4) it engages, either with or without arms, in drills or parades of a military or naval character; or

(5) it engages in any other form of organized activity which in the opinion of the Attorney General constitutes preparation for military action;

An organization is “subject to foreign control” if:

(a) it solicits or accepts financial contributions, loans, or support of any kind, directly or indirectly, from, or is affiliated directly or indirectly with, a foreign government or a political subdivision thereof, or an agent, agency, or instrumentality of a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or a political party in a foreign country, or an international political organization; or

(b) its policies, or any of them, are determined by or at the suggestion of, or in collaboration with, a foreign government or political subdivision thereof, or an agent, agency, or instrumentality of a foreign government or a political subdivision thereof, or a political party in a foreign country, or an international political organization.

(B)(1) The following organizations shall be required to register with the Attorney General:

Every organization subject to foreign control which engages in political activity;

Every organization which engages both in civilian military activity and in political activity;

Every organization subject to foreign control which engages in civilian military activity; and

Every organization, the purpose or aim of which, or one of the purposes or aims of which, is the establishment, control, conduct, seizure, or overthrow of a government or subdivision thereof by the use of force, violence, military measures, or threats of any one or more of the foregoing.

Every such organization shall register by filing with the Attorney General, on such forms and in such detail as the Attorney General may by rules and regulations prescribe, a registration statement containing the information and documents prescribed in subsection (B)(3) and shall within thirty days after the expiration of each period of six months succeeding the filing of such registration statement, file with the Attorney General, on such forms and in such detail as the Attorney General may by rules and regulations prescribe, a supplemental statement containing such information and documents as may be necessary to make the information and documents previously filed under this section accurate and current with respect to such preceding six months’ period. Every statement required to be filed by this section shall be subscribed, under oath, by all of the officers of the organization.

(2) This section shall not require registration or the filing of any statement with the Attorney General by:

(a) The armed forces of the United States; or

(b) The organized militia or National Guard of any State, Territory, District, or possession of the United States; or

(c) Any law-enforcement agency of the United States or of any Territory, District or possession thereof, or of any State or political subdivision of a State, or of any agency or instrumentality of one or more States; or

(d) Any duly established diplomatic mission or consular office of a foreign government which is so recognized by the Department of State; or

(e) Any nationally recognized organization of persons who are veterans of the armed forces of the United States, or affiliates of such organizations.

(3) Every registration statement required to be filed by any organization shall contain the following information and documents:

(a) The name and post-office address of the organization in the United States, and the names and addresses of all branches, chapters, and affiliates of such organization;

(b) The name, address, and nationality of each officer, and of each person who performs the functions of an officer, of the organization, and of each branch, chapter, and affiliate of the organization;

(c) The qualifications for membership in the organization;

(d) The existing and proposed aims and purposes of the organization, and all the means by which these aims or purposes are being attained or are to be attained;

(e) The address or addresses of meeting places of the organization, and of each branch, chapter, or affiliate of the organization, and the times of meetings;

(f) The name and address of each person who has contributed any money, dues, property, or other thing of value to the organization or to any branch, chapter, or affiliate of the organization;

(g) A detailed statement of the assets of the organization, and of each branch, chapter, and affiliate of the organization, the manner in which such assets were acquired, and a detailed statement of the liabilities and income of the organization and of each branch, chapter, and affiliate of the organization;

(h) A detailed description of the activities of the organization, and of each chapter, branch, and affiliate of the organization;

(i) A description of the uniforms, badges, insignia, or other means of identification prescribed by the organization, and worn or carried by its officers or members, or any of such officers or members;

(j) A copy of each book, pamphlet, leaflet, or other publication or item of written, printed, or graphic matter issued or distributed directly or indirectly by the organization, or by any chapter, branch, or affiliate of the organization, or by any of the members of the organization under its authority or within its knowledge, together with the name of its author or authors and the name and address of the publisher;

(k) A description of all firearms or other weapons owned by the organization, or by any chapter, branch, or affiliate of the organization, identified by the manufacturer’s number thereon;

(l) In case the organization is subject to foreign control, the manner in which it is so subject;

(m) A copy of the charter, articles of association, constitution, bylaws, rules, regulations, agreements, resolutions, and all other instruments relating to the organization, powers, and purposes of the organization and to the powers of the officers of the organization and of each chapter, branch, and affiliate of the organization; and

(n) Such other information and documents pertinent to the purposes of this section as the Attorney General may from time to time require.

All statements filed under this section shall be public records and open to public examination and inspection at all reasonable hours under such rules and regulations as the Attorney General may prescribe.

(C) The Attorney General is authorized at any time to make, amend, and rescind such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section, including rules and regulations governing the statements required to be filed.

(D) Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

Whoever in a statement filed pursuant to this section willfully makes any false statement or willfully omits to state any fact which is required to be stated, or which is necessary to make the statements made not misleading, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 808Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(I), (L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

Reddit’s election related crimes

Now that’s it’s understood that Tencent is a co-owner of Reddit and  that Reddit  subject to foreign control.  It should also be noted that  the change in Reddit’s ownership status from being a domestically owned company to a foreign and domestically owned company also places more restrictions on  Reddit in matters involving elections in the USA.  The Federal Elections Commission regulations prohibit foreign nationals from directing, dictating, controlling, or directly or indirectly participating in the decision-making process of any person (such as a corporationlabor organizationpolitical committee, or political organization) with regard to any election-related activities. 

Reddit’s “Ask me anything”(AMA) events that host candidates participating in elections in the U.S.A. caught my attention.   Reddit may not be part of any of the candidates campaigns but,  If during election season a  candidate attends a event where they are the key speaker and discuss and answer questions that are related to their campaign.  it would be considered a “campaign event”.   Every AMA that occurred  and featured a candidate that is actively running for office after Reddit accepted Tencent Holdings $300 million has been a violation of our election laws.

Foreign national as campaign volunteer

Although he or she may not make contributions or expenditures (including advances of personal funds), an individual who is a foreign national may participate in campaign activities as an uncompensated volunteer. In doing so, the volunteer must be careful not to participate in the decision-making process of the campaign. The Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) and Commission regulations specifically prohibit foreign nationals from participating in the decisions of any person involving election-related activity. For example, a foreign national volunteer may attend committee events and campaign strategy meetings, but may not be involved in the management of the committee.

Definition

The following groups and individuals are considered “foreign nationals” and are subject to the prohibition:

  • Foreign citizens (not including dual citizens of the United States);
  • Immigrants who are not lawfully admitted for permanent residence;
  • Foreign governments;
  • Foreign political parties;
  • Foreign corporations;
  • Foreign associations;
  • Foreign partnerships; and
  • Any other foreign principal, as defined at 22 U.S.C. § 611(b), which includes a foreign organization or “other combination of persons organized under the laws of or having its principal place of business in a foreign country.

How did Reddit violate election laws? Reddit falls under  “foreign national”.  The following would fall under  prohibited behavior by foreign nationals  related to campaign funding and campaign events.

Reddit and it’s admin’s have full control the AMA’s.  They control all context of the event.  They decide what comments, submissions or questions that are acceptable.  They have their rules people have to abide by.  They have the ability to remove anything they want. 

What should Reddit have done different?

 It’s one thing to host an event.  It’s a different thing when they administer and moderate the event.  That’s their crime, administrating and moderating the events.  What they should have done was host the event and let the speaker and campaign administer and moderate the details, comments, questions and rules.

Having foreign investors really isn’t what changes things for Reddit.   It’s the amount in dollars that changes things.  You don’t receive a 300 million dollars and tell the investor  “now go away, we got this”.  The investor is going to want to part of how that money is spent.

Reddit has committed election crimes and will continue breaking the law until the Federal Election Commission(FEC) steps in and shuts them down.

Reddit is a propaganda generating, fascist left website.   It is perhaps the most hateful, bigoted, racist website on the internet.  This is not because of it’s users.  Most of the negativity, hate, election crime activity comes from Reddit admins.  They are the promoters and pushers.  Reddit needs quit being so political.  They have double standards when it comes to enforcing their rules.  Often users receive a harsher punishment for rule violations if they are conservatives.  Punishment decisions  based on persons political preference  is ……lame.

If they continue  this behavior It’s entirely possible that they will do one or all of the following: implode, lose every penny in lawsuits or end up in prison.  What more can you expect from the armpit of the internet.

Final thoughts

*Foreign nationals, companies, governments have been influencing our elections for years.  The path they take is by making large investments in American companies, like Reddit.   Also, they may buy or open a subsidiary  company based in the U.S.A.. There’s more they have to do.   These are 2 examples  This is where more focus should directed when looking for foreign influence….Investment  Election  Influence. DP

*I would also spend some time looking at politicians and upper level government employees with duel citizenship. DP.

*Reddit is jam packed with shady behavior.  Definitely needs some  attention from some  badge packing 3 letter agency of the United States government.

With all that being said.  I have to explain to myself why I still visit Reddit, almost daily, during the slow times of the year.

*Foreign influence in our elections unfortunate reality.  So much so that a person can spend a lifetime writing about it.  It’s almost to the point to where it is easier to find than not finding it.  I barely scratched the surface of the problem.  I mention a couple  a couple of key points.  Fact checked but included a couple person comments that are obvious.  Please share your thoughts in  the comments. “

Respectfully, Deplorable Patriot

There are thousands of individuals that volunteer their time to help make the world a better place to live.  They don’t want money, fame or power.  They won’t sell you a tee shirt or a book about Qanon.  They don’t want your “likes or follows”  Anons only want to leave a world behind that’s a little bit better than when they arrived here.  These are the true heroes of modern times.”

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George Soros, Open Society Foundations, Reddit

Note from Dr. Eowyn:

Deplorable Patriot was a moderator on a pro-Trump Sub-Reddit thread, “Great Awakening”, which was recently banned by Reddit. Happily, “Great Awakening” relocated the same day to VOAT (here and here) and 8chan, where Deplorable Patriot continues to serve as a moderator.

INTO THE RABBIT HOLE WE GO

We now know that George Soros and the Open Society Foundation have been linked with Reddit employees in a mission to suppress Trump support groups on Reddit.

Current director of policy at Reddit, Jessica Ashooh.

Jessica Ashooh is believed by some to be responsible for the account “arabscarab,” which has been leading the charge to shut down the Q Anon movement on the Reddit platform — The Great Awakening, the second-largest pro-Trump subreddit. Ashooh started working for Reddit after an executive stint at the George Soros-funded Atlantic Council, which is also reportedly funded by the Chinese.

We also have a D list Free Lance reporter, D list rating being a gift on my part.    Click link below tweet to see where he admits to being connected to the Clinton Foundation in the comment section.

Rob Rousseau:

“I don’t always love working at reddit but personally getting to shut down the qanon sub because they were getting too close to exposing the truth was pretty special.”

https://twitter.com/robrousseau/status/1040001793818865664

This is the same guy who said:

“I would rather my daughter dated a member of  MS-13 than a member of the Republican Party”

https://twitter.com/robrousseau/status/997190886009245696?lang=en

Here is additional information that I have discovered

Various techniques to attack Trump support groups have been discovered and made public in the recent past. That is a whole conversation on its own so I will not get into that. I would just like to add one more method to the list. It’s a tool to assist individuals with their effort to take down various subreddits and individuals. This tool is called the Soros Enhancement Suite (SES). Information to what is in SES is limited; access to the information is at a location on Reddit that is private — “Invite only”. I know of its existence because of the following screenshot.

This is what you will find on the page. Here is the link: https://www.reddit.com/r/TopMindsOfReddit/comments/9goxc5/request_for_feedback_ses_upgrades_and_release/

Request for feedback: SES upgrades and release planning from TopMindsOfReddit

Now we know that technology linked to Soros is actually a reality. We also know with absolute certainty that r/TopMindsOfReddit is promoting it. But who is using the technology? We’ve heard rumors that there are people who get paid to disrupt pro-Trump subreddits. These individuals often brag about what they are doing and how they receive payment from Soros. When we confront them, they claim they are “joking and it’s irony.” Whatever. The following screenshot is part of what I have discovered. What you see here is a ledger that dates back 8 months. It’s a pay ledger which shows payments and members who received payments. Notice the Open Society Bot. Bots are portable AI’s that can be programmed to do various tasks.

Here is the link to the ledger: https://www.reddit.com/r/OpenSocietyBot/wiki/ledger

Now we have have proof of transactions being made and some of the individuals paid. I should also tell you that if you read the page, top to bottom including all comments, you’ll see more than enough evidence to support my claims. This applies to all screenshots I’ve provided here.

You might ask, “What are they paid with?”. Let me introduce you to the “Sorosbux”.

This is what you will find on page.  Here is the link:

https://www.reddit.com/r/neoliberal/comments/7s1wyk/introducing_sorosbux_a_centralized_decentralized/

Introducing SorosBux, a centralized decentralized pre-mined fiat cryptocurrency for all your shilling needs. from neoliberal

 Here is the page that links you to everything:

https://www.reddit.com/r/neoliberal/comments/78b7z1/updates_regarding_ctr_payments_and_general/

In the comment section you will  find “If your payment is overdue, write an email to transactions@opensocietyfoundations.org.

Updates regarding CTR payments, and general reminders about getting paid from neoliberal

You will notice that it mentions to get a “waves” account to withdraw your funds. I followed their instructions and set up an online wallet. These are some of the various way to cash out at “Waves”.

Here is the link to set up a Waves account: https://waveswallet.io/

That about covers it.  There is definitely some there there.  I believe this says just about all you need to know.  This is what I was able to release.  I have a whole lot more information that takes us deeper into the rabbit hole.  Please have a good day.

Please feel free to leave any comments

Respectfully,

Deplorable Patriot

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Tourists shocked by what they see on San Francisco streets

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The streets of San Francisco…


Did nobody bother to Google the city they were about to visit? Before you make a trip to San Francisco, see the following:

From SF Gate: It’s something many San Franciscans see on a daily basis, outside their homes or offices and during their commutes. For better or for worse, locals are used to walking by crime scenes, have seen open injection drug use, and have witnessed mental health episodes firsthand.
But when a tourist lands at SFO, guidebook in hand, that reality can be shocking.
“Is this normal or am I in a ‘bad part of town?’ Just walked past numerous homeless off their faces, screaming and running all over the sidewalk near Twitter HQ and then a murder scene. Wife is scared to leave hotel now,” wrote an Australian Reddit user Wednesday.
That person isn’t alone. On Sunday, another tourist from Canada asked the San Francisco Reddit community, “Why is this city so terrifying?”
“I’d been there for probably less than a day, just wandering around the center, and already seen more than enough poverty and suffering to cause me wanting to leave desperately,” wrote another visitor from London in 2017. “I saw many people talking to themselves, or to things that weren’t there. Even in a Macy’s, and there weren’t any police officers to help them or do anything about it.”
Anyone who has hosted friends or family from out of town may have had to field similar questions.
Just those three Reddit posts garnered more than 650 comments, many of which were helpful suggestions (other neighborhoods to explore, safety tips, and more).
But the city’s own visitors’ bureau is struggling to come up with a good explanation for horrified tourists.
The streets are filthy. There’s trash everywhere. It’s disgusting,” Joe D’Alessandro, president of S.F. Travel told the Chronicle’s Heather Knight in April. “I’ve never seen any other city like this — the homelessness, dirty streets, drug use on the streets, smash-and-grabs.”
“You see things on the streets that are just not humane,” Kevin Carroll, executive director of the Hotel Council of San Francisco, also told Knight. “People come into hotels saying, ‘What is going on out there?’ They’re just shocked. … People say, ‘I love your city, I love your restaurants, but I’ll never come back.'”
DCG

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Fake news CNN unlawfully threatens maker of Trump wrestling GIF; Alt-Media vows revenge

On Sunday morning, July 2, 2017, President Trump tweeted a photoshopped GIF of him downing a wrestler whose face bore the CNN logo.

That’s CNN — the peddler of fake news, whose producer recently admitted on Project Veritas’ hidden camera that the network’s Trump-Russia story is ‘bullshit’ fake news, and contemptuously describes American voters as “Stupid as shit”.
Thin-skinned CNN went on the war path to track down the source of the Trump wrestler GIF to a Reddit poster, rumored to be a 15-year-old teen, who calls himself HanAssholeSolo (HAS). The network’s investigative KFile team then uncovered HAS’s real identity by using identifying information of key biographical details HAS had posted on Reddit and a Facebook search.
On July 4, two days after Trump’s tweet, CNN published an article written by Andrew Kaczynski, the head of CNN’s KFile team — “How CNN found the Reddit user behind the Trump wrestling GIF“.  In the article, Kaczynski describes how his KFile team uncovered HAS’s real identity and contacted HAS, after which HAS publicly apologized for the GIF and confirmed his identity.
Kaczynski writes:

“In the interview [with CNN], ‘HanA**holeSolo’ sounded nervous about his identity being revealed and asked to not be named out of fear for his personal safety and for the public embarrassment it would bring to him and his family.”

Despite the fact that HAS apologized to CNN for the GIF — which HAS is under no obligation to do, as he was simply exercising his Constitutional First Amendment right of free speech when he made the GIF — CNN (via Kacsynski) still threatens to dox (publicly reveal the identity) HAS if he does not behave properly in the future:

“CNN is not publishing ‘HanA**holeSolo’s’ name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.

Kacsynski also claims that HansAssholeSolo is not 15 but a middle-aged man — which may or may not be true, as there is no way for us to verify the claim, unless HAS actually comes forth and reveals his age and identity.
Kacsynski’s threat was followed by an official statement from CNN:

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange points out, CNN and Kacsynski’s standing threat to dox HansAssholeSolo if he ever so much as make fun of CNN again is illegal. According to New York Penal Law §135.60, CNN’s threat is coercion in the second degree and a class A misdemeanor. PEN §135.60 states:

A person is guilty of coercion in the second degree when he or she compels or induces a person to engage in conduct which the latter has a legal right to abstain from engaging in, or to abstain from engaging in conduct in which he or she has a legal right to engage, or compels or induces a person to join a group, organization or criminal enterprise which such latter person has a right to abstain from joining, by means of instilling in him or her a fear that, if the demand is not complied with, the actor or another will:

1. Cause physical injury to a person;  or

2. Cause damage to property;  or

3. Engage in other conduct constituting a crime;  or

4. Accuse some person of a crime or cause criminal charges to be instituted against him or her;  or

5. Expose a secret or publicize an asserted fact, whether true or false, tending to subject some person to hatred, contempt or ridicule;  or

6. Cause a strike, boycott or other collective labor group action injurious to some person’s business;  except that such a threat shall not be deemed coercive when the act or omission compelled is for the benefit of the group in whose interest the actor purports to act;  or

7. Testify or provide information or withhold testimony or information with respect to another’s legal claim or defense;  or

8. Use or abuse his or her position as a public servant by performing some act within or related to his or her official duties, or by failing or refusing to perform an official duty, in such manner as to affect some person adversely;  or

9. Perform any other act which would not in itself materially benefit the actor but which is calculated to harm another person materially with respect to his or her health, safety, business, calling, career, financial condition, reputation or personal relationships.

The backlash against CNN-Kacsynski’s threat is swift and furious:

(1) On July 4, 2017, the chat forum 4chan‘s very resourceful /pol/ politically incorrect section declared war on CNN, vowing to utterly destroy the network. Here’s their “Declaration of War on CNN“:

“Sirs and madams,
Herein contained in this post is /pol/’s formal declaration of war against CNN. Your news agency has for years produced propaganda designed to brainwash the public at large into your sick worldview, and has non-stop endlessly harassed the good men and women of our website and in the right-wing at large. Your latest threat to dox an individual for creating a harmless meme is just another example of your malignant nature and the urgent need to shut your organization down for good.
That is why the ascendant nation of /pol/ has unanimously agreed that all of our resources will be put to the goal of ending your reign of terror. Do not take this lightly. We have the best cyber hackers in the world. We have access to memes that will forever damage the psyche of your company and its employees. We could bring you to heel with zero casualties if we so wanted. As such, we are offering you a chance to surrender now by our terms.
-Total surrender/ dismantlement of CNN and its sister companies and investigative organs
-Criminal prosecution by an impartial tribunal to accordingly sentence everyone involved in CNN and its crimes
-Immediate retraction of all hit pieces and false stories against the President of the United States along with an apology
-Cede all of CNN’s current economic and fiduciary assets to a private fund organized by representatives of /pol/ to be used for the development of new, alternative media organizations which will replace CNN
-Well-written apology to the person CNN threatened to dox
You have one week from the time of this posting. Our people will make certain that you see this message. Remember, we are anonymous. We do not forgive and we do not forget.
We’re waiting.”

And as promised, 4chan and other netcitizens delivered and will continue to exact retribution against CNN.
(2) On July 4, a 4chan poster discovered that Andrew Kaczynski follows the Church of Satan on Twitter. Is Kaczynski, like John Podesta, also a spirit-cooker?

(3) On July 5, netcitizens gave Andrew Kaczynski a taste of his own “dox” medicine by posting Kaczynski’s personal info. to pastebin and here.
(4) Someone did the research and discovered CNN is an All Jew Network, which defies the law of probability (click image below to enlarge):

(5) Reporting for the liberal Daily Caller on July 5, 2017, Betsy Rothstein claims that CNN staff have had their home addresses published and received anti-Semitic threats and accusations:

“Several anchors and reporters at CNN have had their home addresses published and have received threats of rape and other violence in the wake of a story published by Andrew Kaczynski . . . . Anti-network trolls are encouraging viewers to wrongly accuse CNN staffers of pedophilia and child pornography. There is also ‘tons of anti-Semitism.’”

Indeed, a 4chan netcitizen posted this list of home addresses of six CNN hosts and correspondents.
(6) Meme-makers got busy and created even more Trump vs. CNN pictures and GIFs. If the network had a hissy fit over the Trump wrestling GIF, this compilation is sure to give CNN honchos a stroke:


In this war, my bets are on 4chan.
Bring out the popcorn!

See also:

H/t Jim Stone and FOTM‘s MCA, MomOfIV, and Will Shanley.

UPDATE:

CNN’s ratings are plummeting. From Daily Caller, July 6, 2017:

CNN has fallen to #13 in cable TV rankings, according to weekly numbers posted on Thursday by TV Newser.
The ratings slide comes as the network has come under heavy scrutiny for a variety of journalistic missteps, including the retraction of an article alleging that a Trump associate had illicit Russian business ties.
Fox News and MSNBC are listed as first and second, respectively, in the cable rankings, which measured average audience sizes for the period between June 26 and July 2. Fox News drew an audience of around 1.82 million while MSNBC drew an audience of 1.34 million. CNN had only 711,000 viewers on an average day during the measurement period.

To give some perspective to CNN’s average daily rating of 711,000 viewers:
Fellowship of the Minds, this humble little-known blog with a handful of unpaid volunteer writers, had its best day on August 21, 2014, when we got a phenomenal 355,340 unique views. That’s half of the 711,000 average daily rating of international cable TV and corporate giant CNN, whose anchors are paid $millions.
~Eowyn

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School Bans Child’s Wonder Woman Lunchbox – Considered Too Violent

Get me off this crazy train…

 

Yahoo: A child’s school has banned her lunchbox, because it features the comic book character Wonder Woman. 

The school sent the unnamed girl home with a letter for her parents, explaining why they deem it inappropriate – which a family friend and Reddit user has posted online for the world to weigh in on.

Reddit user twines18 posted a photo of the letter sent, along with a couple of snaps of the child’s lunchbox, explaining that the school finds Wonder Woman to be a figure that represents violence.

But it’s not just this particular superhero that the school has it in for – they don’t allow any superheroes to be worn on clothing, backpacks or lunchboxes of the children.

“We noticed that Laura has a Wonder Woman lunchbox that features a super hero image,” reads the letter. “In keeping with the dress code of the school, we must ask she not bring this to school. The dress code we have established requests that the children not bring violent images into the building in any fashion – on their clothing (including shoes and socks), backpacks and lunchboxes.

“We have defined ‘violent characters’ as those who solve problems using violence. Super heroes certainly fall into that category.”

Seems fair enough, superheroes do tend to throw a few punches. But anyone who’s ever picked up a Marvel or DC Comics book, or watched one of their films, will know that superheroes only turn to violence as a last resort and it’s always in a quest to save and protect others.

So surely aspiring to the likes of Wonder Woman (one of the only female superheroes, let’s not forget) is a positive thing?

Reddit users commented on the irony that the picture on the lunchbox isn’t even violent – it’s not like it’s an image of Superman punching something or someone or Iron Man shooting someone with his repulsor blasts. She’s simply holding her Lasso of Truth – which is never used as a weapon.

“I really thought that the lunch box would have a picture of Wonder Woman kicking or punching someone,” commented one person. “Nope, just Wonder Woman is enough to indicate violence.”

And another Redditor, who clearly knows a lot about Wonder Woman, delved into her character traits. “One of the things I find most ironic here is that Wonder Woman specifically was designed to be different from other superheroes from her inception.

“Her creator saw how other superheroes utilised violence to solve problems so often, and he felt there was a different way, he felt that was a very ‘masculine’ approach, and that a feminine superhero didn’t have to just be a copy of a male superhero, solving problems in the same ways, and acting and thinking the same way, but could be uniquely a woman on top of being a hero.”

The same Reddit user also explained a little about Wonder Woman’s lasso. “That’s a magic lasso, she can get people to confront the truth of what they’ve done, and tell the truth to her especially,” he wrote. “The Lasso is basically a magical psychiatric session, it doesn’t maim, it doesn’t mutilate, it contains, and makes whoever contained in it have to be honest for maybe the first time in their lives.”

We appreciate the school’s consistency, one rule for all and all that, but banning ALL superhero images seems a little extreme. After all, who didn’t have a Batman pencil case or a Catwoman lunchbox as a child?

And we have to wonder – does the school’s ban stretch to Disney memorabilia? After all, there’s violence in almost every single Disney film. Elsa hurt a number of people with her icy blasting powers and let’s not forget Scar virtually pushing Mufasa off a cliff…

DCG

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Now These Are Kule. Well Maybe the Titanic Didn't Think So.

How the iceberg got its stripes

By: Shannon Dybvig

Winter tends to be cold, dark, and monochromatic. But in the world’s polar regions winter can be surprisingly colorful, thanks to icebergs formed with blues, greens, blacks, and browns–usually in the form of stripes. These stripes were caused when layers of sediment, ice, or other materials were picked up or seeped into cracks as a glacier formed over the millennia. Be it a black layer of soot from an ancient volcanic event, or water that flash froze in place, each layer tells a story and marks a time in ancient history. Check out these stylish monoliths below.
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Dark blue stripes appear in icebergs when water seeps in and freezes too quickly for bubbles to form, as bubbles are what make icebergs white. Image by Jeff McNeill
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Green stripes occur when algae-rich seawater freezes to the underside of an iceberg.
Image by Jeff McNeill
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The word “iceberg” derives from the Dutch word “ijsberg,” which means “ice mountain.”
Image by Jeff McNeill
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The largest iceberg ever recorded broke of the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica in 2000 and measured 4,200 square miles. Image by Wikimedia
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Stripes of black and brown are likely from sediment ground up during glacial movement on land.
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Icebergs are monitored around the world by the U.S. National Ice Center using polar orbiting satellites so as to keep ships safe at sea. Image by Wikimedia
~Steve~                                                    H/T    Mr. IGOR
 

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