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A NOTE ON SIMONE BILES

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The mainstream media and blogosphere are full of ill-informed commentary about the abrupt withdrawal of Simone Biles from the team Olympic gymnastics competition. Especially annoying is the commentary on her mental health, suggestions she should have pushed herself, and unfair comparisons with other athletes who would be mocked if they left the field of play.

There is no doubt that Simone Biles is currently the greatest and most accomplished gymnast of all time.

She competes in a sport where one mistake is life-threatening or life-altering, with the consequences ranging from death, quadriplegia, or other grievous injuries.

So if Simone Biles feels that something does not feel right, physically or mentally, it is nobody’s business except her own. She owes nobody anything, not even her teammates and handlers.

Enough said. STFU!


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ADL JOINS PAYPAL TO SUPRESS CONSERVATIVE SPEECH?

Long ago, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was the primary organization that could be relied on to call out and combat anti-Semitism without fear or favor. Its support for Jewish causes and Israel was unwavering even if its internal politics leaned left.

Enter Jonathan Greenblatt as the ADL’s CEO and National Director. Before employment at ADL, Greenblatt served in the White House as Special Assistant to President Obama and Director of the Office of Social Innovation. Yes, President Obama, who was trained in Marxism and Communism by prominent communists, palled around with unrepentant domestic terrorists like William Ayers and his terrorist wife Bernardine Dohrn and worshiped for over 20-years with his “spiritual mentor,” Reverend Jerimiah Wright, a virulent anti-Semite, anti-white, anti-America demagogue.

Therefore I am not surprised that a compromised ADL lends its name to assist in fulfilling the agenda of the progressive communist democrats in attacking their enemies.  In this instance, partnering with PayPal to defund enemies of the Obama/Biden regime by fighting against faux “extremism, hate, and bigotry.” 

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PayPal Partners with ADL to Fight Extremism and Protect Marginalized Communities

PayPal Holdings, in partnership with ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), today announced a new partnership initiative to fight extremism and hate through the financial industry and across at-risk communities. This is the latest effort by PayPal in combating racism, hate and extremism across its platforms and the industry.

Through this collaboration, PayPal and ADL have launched a research effort to address the urgent need to understand how extremist and hate movements throughout the U.S. are attempting to leverage financial platforms to fund criminal activity. The intelligence gathered through this research initiative will be shared broadly across the financial industry and with policymakers and law enforcement.

[OCS: Understanding the code words – research is little more than domestic spying on the financial affairs and activities of law-abiding Americans. In many cases, using a private company to gather “intelligence” which the government is prohibited by law from performing. One of the key indicators of a fascistic government.]

"All of us, including in the private sector, have a critical role to play in fighting the spread of extremism and hate. With this new initiative, we're setting a new standard for companies to bring their expertise to critical social issues," said Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO, ADL. "We have a unique opportunity to further understand how hate spreads and develop key insights that will inform the efforts of the financial industry, law enforcement, and our communities in mitigating extremist threats."

[OCS: I find it disingenuous that the Obama/Biden Administration quickly labels conservatives and right-leaning groups as perceived extremist threats while totally ignoring actual extremist threats from the left like communist organizations Antifa and Black Lives Matter.] 

Core to the PayPal and ADL initiative is the establishment and expansion of a coalition with other civil rights partner organizations, such as the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), to protect marginalized communities against extremism. PayPal and ADL will work closely with these organizations to share trends in extremism and hate with marginalized and vulnerable communities with the goal of helping to empower and safeguard those communities which are frequently targets of hate groups and extremist acts.

[OCS: LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) is a socialist organization supporting un-American values such as open borders, amnesty, universal healthcare for all (including illegal aliens) and shares much of the radical progressive communist democrat agenda. They do not support conservative values and label criticisms against their agenda as “hate speech.” Many of the other self-described “civil rights organizations” are radical groups having little to do with civil rights.

If one were to be intellectually honest, illegal aliens have no constitutional rights and, in many cases, are excused from criminal activities that would send an American citizen to jail.]

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You should note that PayPal has a history of illegally converting the assets of its users to its own benefit with little or no explanation or resolution. Not to mention banning payment processing services to legal entities engaged in legal activities such as conservative websites, those who sell merchandise with political messaging, and legal weapons sales by licensed dealers, etc.

Most of the categories are self-explanatory and justified, while others are vague and ill-defined to allow PayPal to disrupt businesses based on “political” complaints.

Prohibited Activities

You may not use the PayPal service for activities that:

  1. violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation.
  2. relate to transactions involving (a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) cigarettes, (d) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, (e) stolen goods including digital and virtual goods, (f) the promotion of hate, violence, racial or other forms of intolerance that is discriminatory or the financial exploitation of a crime, (g) items that are considered obscene, (h) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction, (i) certain sexually oriented materials or services, (j) ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories, or (k) certain weapons or knives regulated under applicable law.
  3. relate to transactions that (a) show the personal information of third parties in violation of applicable law, (b) support pyramid or Ponzi schemes, matrix programs, other "get rich quick" schemes or certain multi-level marketing programs, (c) are associated with purchases of annuities or lottery contracts, lay-away systems, off-shore banking or transactions to finance or refinance debts funded by a credit card, (d) are for the sale of certain items before the seller has control or possession of the item, (e) are by payment processors to collect payments on behalf of merchants, (f) are associated with the sale of traveler's checks or money orders, (g) involve currency exchanges or check cashing businesses, (h) involve certain credit repair, debt settlement services, credit transactions or insurance activities, or (i) involve offering or receiving payments for the purpose of bribery or corruption.
  4. involve the sales of products or services identified by government agencies to have a high likelihood of being fraudulent.

Free speech for me, but not for thee…

A classic example of the ADL’s political agenda can be easily seen. “The ADL has previously labeled prominent conservative commentators as bigots, referring to former MSNBC contributor Patrick Buchanan as an “unrepentant bigot” and accusing Fox News host Tucker Carlson in April of espousing “dangerous race-baiting, extreme rhetoric” and “classic white supremacist tropes.” 

PayPal previously suspended service for organizations that funded travel expenses for those traveling to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 following the Capitol riots. The payment processor also banned conservative site Jihad Watch in August 2017 following violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. <Source>

Bottom line…

I no longer recognize nor support the ADL.

For those freedom-loving Americans who do not want to accede to PayPal’s tyranny, might I suggest a look at STRIPE,  a freedom-loving financial payment processor that provides software and application programming interfaces for e-commerce websites and mobile applications?

One needs to observe the relationship between the Obama/Biden Administration and Israel to know the ADL is in bed with the progressive communist democrats.  It was Obama that openly insulted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sent a cadre of Obamacons to help remove him from office.

We are so screwed when our civil rights institutions no longer fight for their constituency but for the progressive communist democrats.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



UN-AMERICAN ACLU DEMONSTRATES RACIST BENT

The short answer to the “Do Black Americans Have the Right to Bear Arms” question posed by the ACLU is intuitively obvious…

ALL LAW-ABIDING AMERICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS UNLESS THEY ARE MENTALLY DEFICIENT, ADDICTS, FELONS, OR TERRORISTS!

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With 233 mass shootings so far this year, the issue of gun violence in the U.S. is all too familiar. Tragic events like the Pulse nightclub and Parkland shootings go from being media spectacles to quotidian events at an alarming rate in a country that often heralds the Second Amendment above meaningful safety for all its citizens. The vigilantism of widespread gun ownership puts Black Americans in an especially vulnerable position given the brutality and human cost of discriminatory policing.

[OCS: Self-protection cannot be redefined as vigilantism by those seeking to craft an anti-gun narrative for political purposes.

The God-given, inalienable right to self-defense was implicit in the Second Amendment, which was crafted specifically as a redress against egregious government tyranny. There was no consideration of race at the time.

It is intellectually dishonest to cite the “brutality and human cost of discriminatory policing” when the vast majority of Blacks killed in America were killed not by police, but by other Blacks -- specifically criminal gang members and drug dealers in the inner cities governed by progressive communist democrats.]

The gun violence epidemic continues to spark debate about the Second Amendment and who has a right to bear arms.

[OCS: There is no debate! Every American citizen has a constitutionally guaranteed right to own and bear arms. The only exceptions are those found mentally deficient, drug addicts, and felons. Not one word about racial characteristics.]

Moreover, there is no “violence epidemic.” Violence is not transmitted from one person to another, and the carry and use of a weapon is a conscious individual decision.]

But often absent in these debates is the intrinsic anti-Blackness of the unequal enforcement of gun laws, and the relationship between appeals to gun rights and the justification of militia violence.

[OCS: If there is a debate over the unequal enforcement of gun laws, it can be laid mostly at the feet of progressive communist democrat prosecutors who are lazy and will plea bargain away gun charges in return for an easy guilty plea to increase their prosecution statistics or those with an ideological agenda that favors perpetrators over victims as redress for historical wrongs.

There is no relationship between the appeal to gun rights and the justification of militia violence. That is a straw man argument with no validity. As for militia violence, I wonder if the ACLU considers Louis Farrakhan's Nation of Islam when they think about armed militias, or for that matter, The New Black Panthers? What about Antifa? The fact that militias are armed, be it with rocks, bottles, bear spray, or guns, has absolutely nothing to do with an appeal to gun rights for law-abiding citizens.]

Throughout the history of this country, the rhetoric of gun rights has been selectively manipulated and utilized to inflame white racial anxiety, and to frame Blackness as an inherent threat.

[OCS: The rhetoric of gun rights centers mainly around the attempts of the progressive communist democrats to disarm law-abiding citizens while rendering them more vulnerable to the criminals and crazies they fail to prosecute and incarcerate – the same dangerous individuals they continue to release into our communities. The same individuals do not respect laws – any laws – and especially laws on purchasing and using weapons.]

In this week’s At Liberty podcast episode, you’ll hear from historian Carol Anderson, author of The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America, and Charles Howard Candler, Professor of African American Studies at Emory University, who interrogates the elegiac worship of the Second Amendment and how racism determined its very inclusion in the Bill of Rights.

[OCS: This is the type of bald-faced assertion that is advanced by a true racist, an individual that sees everything through the prism of race – and I should add, self-promotion and career advancement.]

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I am not surprised by the ACLU claiming a relationship between race and the Second Amendment, given their founding and goal of disarming all law-abiding Americans.

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And yes, even those who appear to be members of an armed Black militia have that right until they commit an offense.

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Even the notoriously corrupt Southern Poverty Law Center lists the New Black Panther Party as an “SPLC Hate Group, noting, “The New Black Panther Party is a virulently racist and anti-Semitic organization whose leaders have encouraged violence against whites, Jews, and law enforcement officers.” <Source>

Bottom line…

A conclusion that I find inescapable is that these armed Black groups are mostly communist front groups that serve as the shock troops of the progressive communist democrats as they seek to use identity politics to gain or maintain political power. I wonder if they study history where they will find that insurgents such as themselves are often the first people eliminated when a communist regime takes power – lest they become a threat to the regime when it eventually turns its back on the people in favor of the dictators, the elites and the oligarchs. Useful idiots all.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

Reference…

The Gun Control Act (GCA), codified at 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), makes it unlawful for certain categories of persons to ship, transport, receive, or possess firearms or ammunition, to include any person:

  • convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
  • who is a fugitive from justice;

  • who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act, codified at 21 U.S.C. § 802);

  • who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution;
  • who is an illegal alien;

  • who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;

  • who has renounced his or her United States citizenship;
  • who is subject to a court order restraining the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of the intimate partner; or

  • who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

The GCA at 18 U.S.C. § 922(n) also makes it unlawful for any person under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year to ship, transport, or receive firearms or ammunition.

Further, the GCA at 18 U.S.C. § 922(d) makes it unlawful to sell or otherwise dispose of firearms or ammunition to any person who is prohibited from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. <Source: BATFE>


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell