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Leftists Threaten to “Bring Out the Guillotine” If Theaters Show Jordan Peterson Documentary

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Theaters in many locations are terminating their showing of the documentary “The Rise of Jordan Peterson” after receiving threats of violence.

According to The Stranger, showings in theaters in Toronto and Brooklyn had all been canceled due to complaints by staff that they were fearful of “getting in trouble.” It’s the kind of “trouble” that is seen whenever Antifa and violent leftists show up to impose their anti-fascist fascism on everyone present.

The film’s co-creator, Maziar Ghaderi was giving an interview to The Stranger when he received a text message from a pastor who had agreed to screen the film in his church after theaters refused to play it. He too had begun receiving complaints and threats.

One threat involved an “or else” kind of message, threatening that if he doesn’t obey then these radical leftists will “bring out the guillotine to fix society”:

“Fair warning,” it read, “several community organizations are planning to shut down your showing of the Jordan Peterson propaganda film. While many of us aren’t Christian and some even flat-out condemn the religion, we do not want any harm to come to your place of worship or those within. However, we cannot allow fascism to continue to rise and will not tolerate its presence in our city, whether it is on the streets or on the waterfront or in a church. Read some history books, read about eugenics, read about sex and gender and then compare it to Peterson. Pray on it if you must. Do the right thing. As much as we joke about it, we really don’t want to have to bring out the guillotine to fix society.”

Peterson, a Toronto clinical psychologist and professor, achieved international fame when he became a central figurehead in the conversation of ethics and his opposition to identity politics and political correctness. This put him square into the crosshairs of hard-left activists and protesters. This includes Antifa, who often utilize violence to silence political opposition.

The reason the hard-left becomes so vehement about Peterson’s silence is that much of what Peterson says makes sense, and as such, even members of the left find him appealing. Peterson is dangerous. He doesn’t just change minds, he changes hearts, and those are two things the radical left would like to own.

But it also exposes the weakness of their position. If they can only retaliate to Peterson’s words with violence for silence, then their arguments aren’t very good. Peterson has already won the debate.

While I doubt the radical left would pull out a literal guillotine (yet), I do believe they would resort to violence. The kind of violence that puts people in hospitals. Those screening the movie should continue to do so despite the threats, but make sure that security is a factor.

Speech shouldn’t be silenced, whether it’s Jordan Peterson or not, and shutting down showings of the movie isn’t going to progress anything forward.

 

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No biggie. Dem Senators (and Biden) threatened Ukraine funding over Trump investigation

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So did you hear the story about the elected official that threatened to block foreign aid to Ukraine unless they did something to help their political prospects back in the United States? No… not that one. Of course, if you get all of your information from cable news, the Trump story is probably the only one you’ve heard about. But it turns out there are others.

Over at the Washington Post, Marc Thiessen has dug into a couple of different stories that sound eerily familiar. The first one has to do with three Democratic Senators who penned a love letter to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, pressuring him to not drop four investigations that they felt were vital to the Mueller probe.

Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) wrote a letter to Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Yuriy Lutsenko, expressing concern at the closing of four investigations they said were critical to the Mueller probe. In the letter, they implied that their support for U.S. assistance to Ukraine was at stake. Describing themselves as “strong advocates for a robust and close relationship with Ukraine,” the Democratic senators declared, “We have supported [the] capacity-building process and are disappointed that some in Kyiv appear to have cast aside these [democratic] principles to avoid the ire of President Trump,” before demanding Lutsenko “reverse course and halt any efforts to impede cooperation with this important investigation.”

So, it’s okay for Democratic senators to encourage Ukraine to investigate Trump, but it’s not okay for the president to allegedly encourage Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden?

Isn’t that interesting? They’re demanding that officials in that country “reverse course” and change their official decisions. And how is it that Bob Menendez always seems to show up in these dodgy stories? I wonder if he had any other doctor friends in Ukraine?

But Thiessen doesn’t stop there. He reminds us of a story that Joe Biden himself told not all that long ago. And it involved the Ukranian prosecutor who was looking into the affairs of the company where Joe’s son sat on the board of directors.

In 2016, the then-vice president threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees to Ukraine if the government did not fire the country’s top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin. According to the New York Times, “Among those who had a stake in the outcome was Hunter Biden … who at the time was on the board of an energy company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch who had been in the sights of the fired prosecutor general.”

Here’s the money quote from Biden himself when talking about the investigation into Burisma. “I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a b—-. He got fired.”

So Joe Biden was waving a billion dollars in aid in front of their noses and got a government prosecutor fired. And he bragged about it. But wasn’t he saying just this week that Donald Trump needed to be impeached over a very similar story?

I’m not saying that the revelations of how President Trump handled that phone call with a Ukranian official shouldn’t be looked into. We still don’t know enough to say whether or not there was some impeachable offense going on or if Trump was just playing hardball during negotiations. If there’s something fishy the public deserves to know. But if that question is fair game and meddling in the Ukranian government might rise to the level of High Crimes and Misdemeanors, the silence from most of the media over these two stories is rather deafening.

If the person who is currently President should be removed for that phone call, is there nothing of interest about the guy who is currently the frontrunner to replace him issuing threats to the Ukranian government and specifically threatening to withhold a billion dollars? Or is the media playing by two different sets of rules?

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High School Football Game Cancelled Due to Security Concerns After Cheerleaders Held Up Trump 2020 Sign

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It all started when some cheerleaders held up a Trump 2020 banner in a photo at North Stanly High School in North Carolina. The cheerleaders were punished with a “probation” but, in truth, the school took no action against the cheerleaders and continued to allow them to cheer at other games.

The reason behind the “probation” was due to the fact that the cheer squad was wearing their uniforms in the photo, and school policy dictates that the school cannot be viewed as endorsing a political candidate, and fair enough.

That should have been the end of it, but since this is 2019, someone was angry enough to get violent.

According to Fox News, Stanly High canceled their upcoming football game, simply stating that they received “additional information that could compromise safety measures our schools have in place for sporting events.”

What this means has remained obscure, but according to Jeremy Onitreb, an organizer for an upcoming rally in support of the cheerleaders who held the sign, a threat was sent to the school as reported by the Daily Wire:

Onitreb also told the Observer that he and fellow organizers were in contact with law enforcement ahead of the rally. But then, he said, someone tried to shut down the rally by threatening the school.

“The reason they decided to cancel the game is because somebody out there wanted to shut down our free speech so bad — they wanted to shut this rally down so bad — that they were willing to call the school and threaten the school,” he said. “I’m flabbergasted.”

Onitreb said that despite the football game’s cancellation, the rally will continue, and rallies may even be held until the end of the season to get the point across.

“We’re not going down like this,” he said. “Rocky Balboa wore American flag trunks for a reason. Do you know how hard it was to knock that man out? Well, it’s going to be real hard to knock us out.”

It’s sad that a school is having to shut down an entire football game because someone with an advanced case of TDS can’t stand to see the orange man supported by the youth that left is supposed to own. If anything, the school should increase security and hold the game anyway in defiance of these threats just as Onitreb is continuing to hold these rallies.

A message has to be sent that fear won’t rule the day.

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Ilhan Omar: When will Twitter take action against Trump for smearing me?

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This is an interesting test case for whether there’s anything Trump could do that might earn some sort of sanction from Twitter’s powers that be. Probably not. He’s their golden goose, the man who singlehandedly made their platform relevant to the entire planet moment to moment. He can’t be banned no matter what he does.

But could he be temporarily suspended, i.e. lose his posting privileges for 12 hours, or face some other reprimand? There was chatter somewhere not long ago about Twitter possibly installing a new feature in which tweets posted by, ahem, “public officials” that violate the platform’s terms of service would be marked to indicate the violation but wouldn’t be removed. The public interest in knowing what those … “public officials” are saying at a given moment is too high to justify erasing the tweet entirely.

Omar’s anticipating an argument like that, however, by emphasizing that she’s received death threats after Trump’s tweet this morning. If public reaction to a false tweet ends up putting someone in danger, doesn’t Twitter have a responsibility to remove it?

But let’s back up. Here’s Trump’s tweet:

The link at the end pointed to a tweet from MAGA superfan Terrence Williams that’s now been deleted. What was in that tweet?

Mediaite has a copy. Turns out it was a video of Omar dancing at some event. “GET THIS WOMAN OUT OF OFFICE,” Williams wrote. “Ilhan Omar partied on the anniversary of 9/11 because she believes ‘Some People Just Did Somethings.’” Is that right? Did Omar go dancing on 9/11? Because that would be insensitive.

Not crazy insensitive, perhaps, like wanting to invite the Taliban to Camp David during the week of 9/11. But insensitive, especially given the attention to her “some people did something” remarks about 9/11 earlier this year.

But no, she didn’t go dancing on 9/11. Jake Tapper blew the whistle:

She was dancing at a CBC party on Friday night. That explains why Williams’s tweet is now gone. Either he deleted it when the lie was exposed or Twitter did. Tapper was right about security issues too, or so says Omar:

Lefty groups are also demanding action:

Why did Trump amplify Williams’s claim that Omar went dancing on 9/11 without checking it out first? Well, because he’s Trump. President Ron Burgundy will retweet an-y-thing you put in his Twitter timeline if it happens to agree with stuff he already believes. In fact, Williams turns out to be the same guy whom Trump retweeted last month after Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide. “#JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he’s dead,” wrote Williams, adding “ClintonBodyCount” and “ClintonCrimeFamily” at the end of his tweet. The president deemed that worthy enough to be broadcast to the world, never mind that Epstein died in the custody of his own DOJ. Frankly, given the sort of trashy conspiracy theories that are being tweeted at Trump every day by fans and foes, it’s surprising that he doesn’t get suckered by stuff like Omar dancing on 9/11 more often. He’s never retweeted a QAnon claim, for instance, as far as I can remember. (Although I believe he has once or twice retweeted people with QAnon references in their Twitter usernames.)

Will Twitter do something, though? I suspect not, and not just because he’s their most powerful “power user.” I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone suspended on the platform for simply retweeting or reposting a false claim made by someone else. Normally it’s the source of the smear who’s punished — maybe Williams will lose his account but probably not the people like Trump who promoted his claim. Possibly Twitter will revisit that standard in the aftermath of this incident, forcing people to double-check spurious allegations made by others before mindlessly retweeting them on penalty of losing their own posting privileges if they amplify something false. Although if they do that, righties like Josh Hawley who are eager to regulate Big Tech will turn around and accuse them of hypocrisy: “Why should Trump lose his privilege to post for amplifying Williams’s smear when Twitter faces no accountability for amplifying that smear in the first place?” That’ll be a fun debate.

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New Book Reveals Christine Blasey Ford’s Witness Was Threatened Into Cooperation

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I touched on this earlier in a previous article, but I think this deserves to be talked about in its own piece.

Leland Keyser was one of the figures closely associated with Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, who Ford labeled as a witness to her accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party long ago. Keyser initially was hesitant to give any real answer, but in the end, could not corroborate Ford’s claim against Kavanaugh.

(READ: New Book Reveals Christine Blasey Ford’s Witness Had No Confidence In Her Story And The Media Has Gone Silent)

However, as the new book “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation,” shows us, Keyser’s witness account was brought about under less than virtuous means. A single line in the book stands out.

“I was told behind the scenes that certain things could be spread about me if I didn’t comply,” Keyser told the authors.

The book moves on from there with the book’s authors declaring that despite Keyser’s inability to back up Ford’s claim despite being a supposed key witness, their gut feeling is still that Ford is telling the truth.

And that’s it. A single line that reveals a bombshell of a factoid that doesn’t get much discussion after that.

The fact is that Keyser was threatened to cooperate from those supporting Blasey Ford seems to just skate right by everyone, including the media. As of this writing, it’s mostly right-leaning news outlets that are reporting this.

Keyser’s inability to back up Ford’s claims have indeed seemed to damage her life. Her son even started a GoFundMe to help alleviate some of the damage done to her Keyser’s personal life and states that the entire debacle put both a financial and emotional strain on his mother according to the Daily Wire:

According to Alex Beckel, the son of Mrs. Keyser and her ex-husband, former Fox News personality and ardent Democrat Bob Beckel, Keyser was pressured by Blasey Ford allies to lie during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings about the incident.

“Nearly a year after Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, most have moved on. But for one of the key players in that fight, Leland Keyser, the struggle continues,” a GoFundMe account set up for Mrs. Keyser by her son reads.

“Despite her lifelong friendship with Christine Blasey Ford and her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Keyser resisted immense personal pressure and courageously came forward with the truth, putting everything in her life at risk,” the GoFundMe post continues. “As a result, she faces great personal hardship. The harsh glare of the public eye has taken a tremendous physical, emotional, and financial toll on her.”

“Leland stood up and did what was right when she had everything to lose and nothing to gain,” the post added.

That Ford’s people threatened her should be mainstream news. It should not only cast Ford’s testimony even further into the garbage heap, but it should put the entire case against Kavanaugh under suspicion. It should make the Ford team look like villains in the public eye.

Here it is. The real bad guys exposed. Here’s how far Democrats are willing to go in order to make sure they maintain power. They’ll destroy the lives of innocents and call it collateral damage, all in their quest to destroy the life of another innocent person. Facts mean nothing and threats are on the table.

It should outrage the world that this happened. This should be a damning black mark on the media that they would focus on an easily debunked story about another false witness over highlighting something as appalling as an innocent being threatened to lie about something that never happened in order to stop a Republican from appointing a Supreme Court Justice.

 

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Student Searched by School After Posting a Four-Year-Old Picture of Himself With a Gun Under Adult Supervision

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People are jumpy about firearms, especially around students. People can’t be blamed as there are a lot of reasons to be jumpy. Schools being shot up has become something America is infamous for thanks in part to a media that frenzies around shootings and glorifies the shooter with all the attention they could ever want…if that shooter falls in line with a narrative they’re trying to push.

This has caused people to become frightened whenever, and if ever a student shows him or herself with firearms.

Recently, a student at the Iola ISD in Texas posted a four-year-old photo of himself on Facebook that showed him with a firearm under adult supervision. The student put the word “school” with the photo, prompting a couple of students to report him to authorities.

“It was a young student, had a handgun in the picture and part of the wording on the picture it had the word “school” in it. So we take that stuff very seriously here. As we investigated we found out the picture was a four-year-old picture,” said Scott Martindale, Iola ISD Superintendent according to KBTX-TV.

The student was then searched upon arriving at school, but no firearm was found.

“It took us five minutes to handle this situation and handle it appropriately,” said Martindale.

“It was before school started. We had two younger students report something to our elementary principal. By 7:55 the elementary principal tracked that student down that had the posting,” he added.

The school, in my opinion, handled the situation just fine with the exception of the fact that they now plan to discipline him according to district policy. Why he needs to be punished for a private Facebook post is something that everyone should take issue with, as non-threatening Facebook posts should not fall under the category of judgment by an educational body. They are not the parent and if happening off school grounds then they should leave any disciplinary measures to the parents with no exceptions.

What’s more, what isn’t discussed is the student’s meaning of the word “school.” KBTX and those interviewed say that the student was referencing “his school,” but it’s not made clear if he was actually talking about his school. No one seems to have asked if he meant that his education with firearms under the supervision of the adults around him was “school” for him. That learning how to use a firearm at that age was part of his familial education.

The American educational system has reached its hand out of bounds a little too often, and are even interfering with the lives of students for things they do outside of its walls. For instance, a boy was recently banned from a school after video of he and his mother firing legal guns on a range surfaced. The school had police investigate the student and after a short conversation with him and his mother, found there was no reason for alarm.

Still, the school kept the ban on the student and forced the mother to prove her son’s innocence against a board of seven school officials.

(h/t: The Daily Wire)

 

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Student Searched by School After Posting a Four-Year-Old Picture of Himself With a Gun Under Adult Supervision

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People are jumpy about firearms, especially around students. People can’t be blamed as there are a lot of reasons to be jumpy. Schools being shot up has become something America is infamous for thanks in part to a media that frenzies around shootings and glorifies the shooter with all the attention they could ever want…if that shooter falls in line with a narrative they’re trying to push.

This has caused people to become frightened whenever, and if ever a student shows him or herself with firearms.

Recently, a student at the Iola ISD in Texas posted a four-year-old photo of himself on Facebook that showed him with a firearm under adult supervision. The student put the word “school” with the photo, prompting a couple of students to report him to authorities.

“It was a young student, had a handgun in the picture and part of the wording on the picture it had the word “school” in it. So we take that stuff very seriously here. As we investigated we found out the picture was a four-year-old picture,” said Scott Martindale, Iola ISD Superintendent according to KBTX-TV.

The student was then searched upon arriving at school, but no firearm was found.

“It took us five minutes to handle this situation and handle it appropriately,” said Martindale.

“It was before school started. We had two younger students report something to our elementary principal. By 7:55 the elementary principal tracked that student down that had the posting,” he added.

The school, in my opinion, handled the situation just fine with the exception of the fact that they now plan to discipline him according to district policy. Why he needs to be punished for a private Facebook post is something that everyone should take issue with, as non-threatening Facebook posts should not fall under the category of judgment by an educational body. They are not the parent and if happening off school grounds then they should leave any disciplinary measures to the parents with no exceptions.

What’s more, what isn’t discussed is the student’s meaning of the word “school.” KBTX and those interviewed say that the student was referencing “his school,” but it’s not made clear if he was actually talking about his school. No one seems to have asked if he meant that his education with firearms under the supervision of the adults around him was “school” for him. That learning how to use a firearm at that age was part of his familial education.

The American educational system has reached its hand out of bounds a little too often, and are even interfering with the lives of students for things they do outside of its walls. For instance, a boy was recently banned from a school after video of he and his mother firing legal guns on a range surfaced. The school had police investigate the student and after a short conversation with him and his mother, found there was no reason for alarm.

Still, the school kept the ban on the student and forced the mother to prove her son’s innocence against a board of seven school officials.

(h/t: The Daily Wire)

 

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Unsolicited Advice: Don’t Let Your Son Be a Moron

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Welcome to Unsolicited Advice – the weekly column where I offer advice to people who don’t know me about things they never asked about.

Last week I told David to go learn a trade. This week we grab our flip flops and head to Florida, where a young teenager is being arrested for posting threats online about shooting up his school.  Unsurprisingly, the police in Florida don’t take such things lightly and showed up a junior’s house, where they explained to mom that junior can’t just go around tell people he’s planning on committing mass murder. It is simply frowned upon.

But my advice today is not for junior. Junior is 15 years-old and while I do want the police to be better safe than sorry, I also empathize with him because I’ve met many 15-year-old boys in my life – even raised one – and I can say very truthfully that most of them are idiots, if only briefly. So, junior may well be dangerous but most likely he’s just a dumbass. Like I said, it is better for the police to be safe than sorry. I’m sure their ratio of dumbasses to genuine threats is pretty lopsided.

No, today my advice is for you, junior’s mom. You have given us a great example of just how boys like junior become the types dumbass teenagers who brag about shooting human beings in a video game chatroom. Today I advise you, Mama Junior on where to go from here if you don’t want junior the video game idiot to become junior the felon.

Mama junior, my first moment of concern watching this video was how stunned you were at the police. You weren’t stunned that junior had actually told dozens, hundreds or maybe thousands of people that he wanted to kill his schoolmates. You say repeatedly that you know your son and he would never do such a thing. Let’s assume that is true…after all, I’m a mother too. I can’t even entertain the thought of my own son behaving so badly. So I understand your refusal to believe that he meant it. What I don’t understand is your seeming acceptance that he said it at all.

You didn’t even seem to bat an eye in his direction. Your first reaction was shock that anyone would consider dragging your baby off to a jail cell. That tells me a lot about why junior even felt justified to use the threat at all. I am 95% (I’ll leave that last 5% to “boys are dumb” odds) certain that my teenage son would stop himself from doing that not out of any good sense but at the very least because he knows that his behind would be toast. Daddy don’t play…but mama don’t even acknowledge the game in the first place. He is too scared of us to try to scare other people like that.

And speaking of Daddy…where is Daddy Junior? I’m willing to concede that perhaps the police showed up unexpectedly and dad was at work or at the store or just busy ignoring his annoying teenage son for a while. Junior did mention his dad’s guns, so there is a dad somewhere at least. However, once again the fact that junior thinks he can talk about his dad’s firearms to boost his tough guy cred is a red flag.

I know you think you know your son, Mama. I know you think you understand what he would and wouldn’t do. We all do. But the tough truth is that our kids keep all kinds of things from us. Think of all the things you hid from your parents growing up. You tried to tell the officers you and your son are extremely close…all I saw was another red flag. Mamas who are so close to their teenage sons that they think those sons can do no wrong are typically doing one of two things – smothering or making their son a de facto, platonic husband. Both things are dysfunctional, both things lead to dysfunctional young men.

Stop.

Mama, Junior may very well have been joking but there are all kinds of things we don’t say out loud in public places. Your chances of boarding an airplane that is carrying a bomb are slim to none but we still don’t scream about bombs when we’re in the airport. That will get you kicked off your flight and arrested.

You should have been helping the officers load him into the car and happily waved to him as he headed off to a serious wake up call. You can make sure your descriptions of him as a “good boy” stay true by making sure he gets to experience the consequences of his idiocy. Yeah, it will scare you and him.

Good.

Thank those officers for taking every threat seriously. Their diligence may very well save your son’s life one day. Don’t punish them because you’re raising a moron.

Take away Junior’s video game privileges for a few weeks, put him on hard labor and for heaven’s sake…stop treating him like he hung the moon. You’re going to turn him into the person you keep promising us he is not.

What’s your unsolicited advice for Mama Junior?

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Epstein’s Former Cellmate Claims He’s Being Threatened to Stay Silent On Epstein’s Suicide

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FILE – This July 27, 2006 arrest file photo made available by the Palm Beach, Fla., Sheriff’s Office shows Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein, a wealthy financier and convicted sex offender, has been arrested in New York on sex trafficking charges. Two law enforcement officials said Epstein was taken into federal custody Saturday, July 6, 2019, on charges involving sex-trafficking allegations that date to the 2000s. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, File)

Things around the Epstein suicided case continue to get weirder as attorney’s representing Jeffrey Epstein’s former cellmate have filed a request with the court to move him to another prison according to recent filings.

The New York Post reported on Tuesday that cellmate and former police officer Nicholas Tartaglione shared a cell with the financier, but was transferred out before Epstein’s “suicide.” Now he’s being threatened by guards to stay silent about it:

Jeffrey Epstein’s former Manhattan cellmate says guards at the lockup have been threatening him since the financier’s death, according to a legal filing by his attorneys Tuesday asking a judge to move him to a new prison.

Hulking ex-cop Nicholas Tartaglione — who briefly bunked with Epstein at the Metropolitan Correctional Center — has been told by various guards there to “shut up,” “stop talking” and “stop complaining,” as questions swirled about how the accused sex trafficker was able to commit suicide in federal custody, Tartaglione attorney Bruce Barket says in a letter to White Plains federal Judge Kenneth Karas.

Tartaglione’s lawyer, Bruce Barket, wrote a letter to White Plains federal Judge Kenneth Karas, telling him that Tartaglione is in possession of very damaging information about the people who are in charge of him and has been threatened into silence, suggesting that he is in very real danger.

“The clear message Mr. Tartaglione has received is that if he conveys information about the facility or about [Epstein’s] recent suicide, there will be a price to pay,” Barket wrote. “Whether or not the investigators into the suicide chose to interview Mr. Tartaglione about the attempted suicide to which he was witness or about how the facility is run and the conditions under which the inmates are forced to live, the correction officers know he has information potentially very damaging to the very people now charged with guarding him or their coworkers.”

Tartaglione, 51, is currently on death row himself for a drug-related slaying of four. Epstein claimed his neck injuries suffered in July were given to him from Tartaglione, but Barket has fiercely denied that according to the New York Post.

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Here we go. Twitter can now censor Trump’s tweets

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Twitter’s latest policy change regarding how they choose to trample on the speech of their users and avoid triggering anyone went into effect last week and now it’s being fully kicked into gear. They are also no longer making exceptions for world leaders, candidates for office or anyone else of the sort. Yep… they’re looking at you, President Trump.

Real Clear Politics has the rundown of the new changes, with a particular focus on how it may directly impact the @RealDonaldTrump account. They also highlight much of the inconsistency in Twitter’s policies in general.

Last week Twitter announced that it would no longer exempt most tweets by government officials from its rules regarding what it deems abusive behavior. Historically, tweets such as President Trump’s were allowed to remain up, even if the company determined that they violated its policies, due to their being in the “public interest” as an official communication by a head of state.

Now, the company will hide and deprioritize those tweets — and possibly even suspend accounts — for language it deems outside its view of acceptable speech.

Under the new policy to “protect the health of the public conversation on Twitter,” which went into effect June 27, tweets that, in Twitter’s eyes, represent threats of violence can result in a public official’s account (or that of a candidate for office) being suspended until he or she deletes the offending messages. Nonviolent tweets the company sees as violating its speech rules will be hidden behind an overlay that users must click through to view the tweet, as is the case with pornography and other “sensitive” content. The tweets will also be deemphasized by Twitter’s algorithms to massively reduce their discoverability.

Before getting to the specifics of how the rules are applied to President Trump (and presumably other world leaders) it’s worth noting the language that Twitter uses in discussing their capabilities. Remember how virulently they denied shadowbanning people? What does the phrase “deemphasized… to massively reduce their discoverability” sound like to you? That’s the definition of shadowbanning. They’ve been doing it for a long time and they are doing it still. Don’t expect it to change.

The hilarious part of the rules change is that they’re claiming they can apply the same rules to Presidential communications that they do to personal conversations or even trolling. For example, their policy against threats of violence could, in the opinion of Twitter’s spokesperson, be applied to a Trump tweet where he threatens military action against Iran if they don’t comply with international agreements or thwart sanctions. Also, anything they perceive as being racist, sexist, homophobic or what have you could result in an account suspension until the tweets are deleted With enough violations, the account could be scrapped.

Anyone care to place a wager on what the President’s first reaction will be if they suspend him for what they define as a naughty tweet? I’m guessing that “all options will be on the table.” But all it would take would be a press release saying that Donald Trump had created a Gab account and that app would shoot into the stratosphere overnight.

Here’s the thing, though. As sad as it may be to consider it, I really can’t criticize Twitter for any of this. We’re not talking about a Free Speech issue because Twitter isn’t the government. They’re a private company and they get to set the rules for the use of their product. Of course, those rules will pretty much only be enforced against conservatives because of their staggering liberal bias, but that’s how the free market tumbles. If we don’t like it we can vote with our feet.

Of course, so can the President. And if he goes to another platform he’ll be bringing millions of people with him.

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