Sunday, April 15, 2018

Homeland Security Begins to Compile a Database of Journalists, Bloggers and Social Media Influencers

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Mod: Back when anybody actually cared about what was being said there, the following remarks were left on the so-called Arcadia's Best website by some humorless little knob who uses the anonymous handle "Edmund L." At the time I thought it was just about the funniest thing I had ever read there.

"As an Arcadian resident I’m curious and puzzled by how some of our residents will take so seriously what the infamous Sierra Madre Tattler writes about what’s going on in our town and in the Arcadia election. First of all, we seriously question the legitimacy of this blog. We never see any authorship to any of those articles. All the comments following the articles are anonymous as well. Can people believe in those articles and comments? Yet, some campaign helpers of this election are using these articles to send to different communities and even posted those on the Nextdoor application, only to be taken down as illegal posting by Next Door administration ... He always calls us Arcadians Peacockians and calls Arcadia Peacocktown with a rather disrespectful tone. His articles are even more out of touch of reality, they are full of misleading information, personal attacks, and sometime pure lies ... I would like to urge our own city news paper to be very cautious and prudent when they decided to publish articles with that seemingly illegal blog. This will ruin Arcadia Weekly’s reputation and credibility, soon to lose subscriptions and commercials when they found out the connections."

I'm not sure how many subscriptions a free distribution newspaper can lose, but you do understand that some people will say anything to make a point. And trust me, I've been kicked off of far better websites than Next Door. Obviously City Council meeting gadfly Edmund L. did not make his points that well since his candidate, Aloha Bob Harbicht, just lost his second City Council race in two years. But where I might have underestimated Edmund L. is with his comment that The Tattler could be an "illegal blog." You know, like many blogs are in China, or in any other similar third world dictatorship. According to the Huffington Post he may have been on to something.

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Homeland Security To Compile A Database Of Journalists, Bloggers And Influencers (Huffington Post link): The Department of Homeland Security sparked concerns among media circles after news spread that the agency was creating an online database to monitor journalists, bloggers, social media influencers and others. Word got out after Bloomberg Government surfaced a job posting from DHS seeking a contractor for a “media monitoring services” project. The job entails creating a searchable database that has the ability to track about 290,000 news sources, both foreign and domestic, according to the DHS’s statement of work.

The contractor will help DHS monitor “traditional news sources as well as social media, identify any and all media coverage related to the Department of Homeland Security or a particular event,” the job description reads.

“Services shall provide media comparison tools, design and rebranding tools, communication tools, and the ability to identify top media influencers.”

The online platform should also be able to instantly translate media from 100 languages, including Chinese and Russian, into English. It should also be able to analyze the coverage’s “sentiment” and “momentum.”

With President Donald Trump’s aggressive rhetoric against the mainstream news ― he once labeled journalists as the “enemy of the people” ― many in the media industry saw the database as yet another attack on the free press.

Department Of Homeland Security Compiling Database Of Journalists And 'Media Influencers' (Forbes link): In today’s installment of "I’m Not Terrified, You Are," Bloomberg Government reports on a FedBizOpps.gov posting by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with the relatively benign-sounding subject “Media Monitoring Services.”

The details of the attached Statement of Work, however, outline a plan to gather and monitor the public activities of media professionals and influencers and are enough to cause nightmares of constitutional proportions, particularly as the freedom of the press is under attack worldwide. And "attack" is not hyperbolic.

Every day, journalists face serious consequences including physical violence, imprisonment and death. A few days ago, the Committee to Protect Journalists launched its annual Free The Press campaign to raise awareness about imprisoned journalists throughout the world.

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On May 3, UNESCO will once again mark World Press Freedom Day "to inform citizens of violations of press freedom — a reminder that in dozens of countries around the world, publications are censored, fined, suspended and closed down, while journalists, editors and publishers are harassed, attacked, detained and even murdered." Meanwhile, the United States government, traditionally one of the bastions of press freedom, is about to compile a list of professional journalists and "top media influencers," which would seem to include bloggers and podcasters, and monitor what they're putting out to the public.

What could possibly go wrong? A lot.

Mod: So who knows, maybe Edmund L's desires could come true. No more pestiferous blogger to disrupt the campaign message of whatever development industry funded meat puppet he will be genuflecting to during the next election. America could soon become more like the country Edmund left behind than he ever dreamed possible.

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145 comments:

  1. Does Edmund L realize the Arcadia city council meetings are recorded, both audio and video, for the world to see ? His last appearance was hilarious, even blamed a person with a Saving Arcadia sign in their yard for something, his point was incomprehensible to the human population.

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    1. Edmund is offended by free speech.

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    2. The totalitarian spirit lives on in many who were not born and raised in the United States.

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  2. When in a perfect world everyone must admit that the expression of the free word really does not exist.
    Example: universities canceling speeches affiliated with conservative views.
    The role of a journalist has changed over this last half a century.
    The profession of being a Journalist finds itself now as more or less opinions from the writer.
    Compiling background information is nothing new example:Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook can charge double fees now for advertising and marketing along with restricting the download of junk mail.
    Facebook now is making the determanation of what their company finds acceptable speech and have been filtering out what "their" board of investors feel as threatening to the company's bais outlook.
    Anonymous is something one can hide behind, but that is a fallacy in that your sim tracking keeps your record intact on cell phones and your computer hard drive holds the keystrokes; even when bleachbit has occured, that is as long as you had pressed the send button on your messages to others.
    Communications and a changing world along with bais educators shaping young minds, Dr. Seuss did make many valid points along side many of our greatest philosophers.
    The art of communition is up to interpretation.

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    1. Why u still defending Milo

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    2. Milo is not a conservative, he is a reactionary radical. Kind of like Trump, who is also not a conservative.

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    3. Peep be trying to sneak on hate speech with free speech

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    4. Milo was just a stunt engineered by Steve Bannon. Once the idiot thing started talking about having no problem with pedophilia, even the alt-right deserted him.

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    5. How anyone take Milo seriously when he changes his hair colors/hair styles more often than the other overrated Katie Couric TV celebrity?

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    6. A woman has to keep the same hair?
      You’re a loser

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    7. 9:23,
      If you have to change your hair every week it just tells me how insecure you are regardless of your gender.

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  3. Did anyone point out to Edmund L where the name of the person who writes this blog appears every time you pull up this website? No anonymity on the part of the blogger.

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  4. Edmund L: without using your whole name and real name, you are anonymous.

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  5. When you post on Arcadia’s Best, Sho Tay sees the email address before he clears it for publication. He doesn’t require comments put their real names. Nor does he do anything to verify that commenters are Arcadia residents.

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  6. Real reporting includes irrefutable documents. That’s what this blog includes. That’s what scares those opposing the views expressed here. The opinions posted in the comments are based on facts, not assumptions.

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    1. 7:42.
      Are you on acid?

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    2. 8:42 - your oft repeated playground taunt is very boring.

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    3. 7:42,
      Why you think people sue each others even though each party claims that they have refutable documents/evidence?

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    4. 9:04,
      Did I hit home?

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    5. No, you're just a Sho troll.

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    6. Insults of that kind are shallow and childish, 10:18. Kind of depressing to think that you somehow believe you are entitled to space here to make them. If it was my blog you'd have been gone long ago.

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    7. 11:15,
      You don't know me. I like poking fun at both sides of the aisles to see how they react. I see myself performing an informal social experiment if you will.

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    8. It is too bad you don't have anything interesting to say.

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  7. Funny how trump tails against mainstream media, while the most popular news network is fox, which statistically proven to be the least accurate of the major media outlets.

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    1. Give me the names of US major news media that are not biased.

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    2. Fox News is less trusted than CNN and MSNBC, Fox News graphic shows
      http://news.morningstar.com/all/market-watch/TDJNMW20180409343/fox-news-is-less-trusted-than-cnn-and-msnbc-fox-news-graphic-shows.aspx

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  8. 7:28, and he ALSO deletes what he doesn’t like !!! How’s that for a tad bit of censorship?

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    1. No Sho and tell on Arcadia's Best.

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  9. Trump Trashes 'Slimeball' Comey's 'Badly Reviewed Book' And Suggests He Should Be Jailed
    https://www.mediaite.com/online/trump-trashes-slimeball-comeys-badly-reviewed-book-and-suggests-he-should-be-jailed/

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    1. That’s not news

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    2. Anyone that has to publish a book to convince the world that he's a white-knight to save democracy and happens to work for the overrated FBI, among other overrated institutions, should read it with a grain of salt. And I didn't vote in the presidential election. So no bias here.

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    3. The FBI is considered to be the best law enforcement agency in the world. And if you don't think that is true, just watch as they take down organized crime boss Donald Trump.

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    4. 8:28,
      The FBI is the most competent org portrayed in Hollywood movies, novels, and TV programs.

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    5. As an organization the FBI has a history of corruption. As a citizen so does Trump.

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    6. I think the FBI is doing a very good job with the vastly corrupt Donald Trump. Obviously he belongs in jail.

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    7. 9:34,
      Keep on waiting that the US will actually send a former or sitting President to jail, when no bankers were even prosecuted or sent to jail for creating the 2008 Financial Crises.

      Some democratic country actually takes its laws seriously and prosecute their President:
      "A South Korean court has found former President Park Geun-hye guilty on multiple counts of abuse of power, bribery and coercion and sentenced her to 24 years in prison."

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  10. 7:37am Why "you" defending censorship?

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    1. This blog is filtered/censored too
      By right of the mod

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    2. Do you have examples?

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    3. Settle down trump guy. Though im not against universities disinviting extremist libelous hate mongers.

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    4. So who gets to determine what is appropriate and what is not? Do we not have free speech...even if you don't like it?

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  11. 7:42am. Not true. Most of the information on this blog is from the opinion of the bloger of this website, otherwise you would see the reference and referal.

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    1. 1) Are opinions bad? You just gave an opinion, are you bad?
      2) Each article on this site comes with links to other articles backing up these opinions. What do you offer?

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    2. 8:44,
      Depends. Opinions based on inaccurate or false information can be dangerous and even deadly.

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    3. Laughable lunacy from the Totalitarian Corner.

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    4. 8:59,
      Your problem is not that you don't have a brain. The problem is that you don't turn it on and use it. So sell it to someone that uses it.

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    5. Obviously you are a practicing expert on brainlessness.

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    6. 9:10,
      Let's have a debate. Meet me 12 noon today at the Starbucks inside Vons 745 E Naomi Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007. I will tied half of my brain and still beat you.

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    7. What will you tying your brain with? Silly string?

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    8. Come to the debate to find out.

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    9. I am sure debating a guy with his brain half tied in a supermarket would be extraordinarily fun, but I need to pull weeds today.

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    10. I suggest debate-boxing. Think chess-boxing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_boxing

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  12. Amazon, Facebook, and Google are the most likely contractors to compile the database for the Dept of Homeland Security.

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  13. 7:14am. Di you realize that you are ridiculous, Edmund L. physically attends City Council meetings, you only mock from a distance and while viewing the "boob tube"/tablet.

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    1. Lots of comedians appear on TV. Why not laugh at them from the comfort of your home?

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    2. 8:42, who’s ridiculous? You can’t even figure out how to reply in the same damn thread.

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  14. J. Comey is a disgrace. He is a prime example if what is wrong in Washington D.C.
    No wonder the FBI is the laughing stock of government agencies, they had Comey heading up the deoartment as their incompetent boss.

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    1. All of this is your opinion. My opinion is you can't take the level of truth he is telling about the Tangerine Nightmare.

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    2. Someone is disseminating extremist talking points.

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    3. Which comments?

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    4. 8:47, I'm glad you posted that, because it is a clear reminder for me about how split the country is. I have exactly the opposite opinion. What are we going to do in America? The whole nation has turned into the Hatfields and McCoys.

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    5. Some are right, and some are wrong. It is possible to decide these things.

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    6. Articulate exactly why you believe Comey is a disgrace. Cite facts, evidence, and relevant law.

      Here, I'll help start you off:

      Comey should not have violated long-standing FBI protocols to avoid influencing elections when, eleven days before the 2016 election, he announced that the FBI was analyzing additional emails obtained during its investigation of an unrelated case. That was disgraceful, particularly because it took only a few days to determine that the new emails had no effect on the results of the original investigation.

      Your turn....

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    7. Let me put it another way coming from the perspective of someone that did not vote in the presidential election.

      Comey, who I think is an overrated former FBI director, nevertheless was trying to sell a book filled with shocking revelations about Trump the man similar to the secret plot revelation from The Crying Game movie. Unfortunately, the public already knew about these supposedly shocking revelations thru formal/informal leaks to the media. So anyone still interested to read the book should wait until it's available in The Dollar Tree store.

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    8. The self-appointed white-knight Comey is another sell out just like Bob Dole after failing to run against Bill Clinton's second presidential term, he went on to become the face of Viagra commercial for promoting the drug to seniors with erectile dysfunction.

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    9. 3:13 So now you've gone from "disgrace" to "overrated." Kindly share with us the ratings you believe make him overrated and cite facts, evidence, and relevant law.

      Otherwise you're just spewing an unsupported conclusory opinion.

      You can, of course, fess up and admit that you heard it from Fox. Maybe the truth will clear your conscience.

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    10. 5:42,
      My curious friend, go search the word "overrated" in The Tattler articles past comments and you will find that I'm the only person repeatedly using this word applied to various subjects.

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    11. 5:42,
      Also, I did not use the "disgrace" word in any of my comments. That belongs to other authors.

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    12. All the Russia loving Tea Party traitors hate the FBI these days. That is what their orders from Putin tell them to say.

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    13. Sorry to disappoint you 6:23. I'm in the "Critical Thinking Party" if you will for the lack of a better name.

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    14. Trump has made big time enemies. He has made enemies at the FBI, Justice Dept, the special council, congress, etc. These are patriots who are going to destroy Trump. Trump is not going to win. It's impossible.

      Trump is one of the most hated sons of bitches in our countries history. His days are numbered.

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    15. Bad news for Trumpers. Facebook has taken down two pages associated with the white supremacist Richard Spencer, Vice reported. The two pages belonged to Spencer’s National Policy Institute and his website altright.com. Facebook confirmed to BuzzFeed that the pages were shut down and said Facebook does not allow hate groups on their site. Links to both pages — which had less than 15,000 followers total — display error messages.

      http://thehill.com/policy/technology/383165-facebook-shuts-down-pages-affiliated-with-richard-spencer

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    16. Whenever someone claims to be a critical thinker, 6:27, one need not do much thinking to know they're not.

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    17. 6:08/10. Still no citations to facts, evidence, and relevant law.

      Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'... B Preston

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    18. 12:14,
      You're obviously not thinking since the 6:27 statement is called a "sarcasm" remark.

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  15. Mark Zuckerberg will apologize for contracting and compilng lists for this government, as a bonus for lawmakers he will send them all a box of chocolates.

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    1. Congressional hearing is nothing but public theater performance.

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  16. 8:44am. Miss your morning meds?
    You inject negatives.
    This blog adds attachments to sites after the Mod has keyed his opinions.

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    1. Man, you are taking yourself way too seriously.

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    2. Sometimes when someone posts things here that are just not true, they need to be refuted. If you don't like those kinds of comments, then stop posting so much obvious BS.

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  17. Growing police state is a threat to democracy and our great country. USA is quickly becoming USSA. Not a great big fan of the ACLU; but where are they?? If they should file a lawsuit, ACLU should do it for this case!

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    1. Why wouldn’t you be a fan of the ACLU?

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    2. ACLU is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

      What true patriot would be against that?

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    3. ACLU mostly takes on high profile individuals cases, you are out of luck if you're a non-black minority individual.

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    4. #anotherparanoidwhiteguy

      Why the ACLU defends white nationalists’ right to protest — including in Charlottesville... the ACLU has a long history of standing up for everyone’s free speech, even people with bigoted views.

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    5. Don't know. I'm not white

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    6. A person can only know those things that pertain to their own race? Seems like some very narrow thinking.

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    7. Probably a fake statement anyway

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    8. ACLU doesn't fight for school vouchers, but instead fights for teacher unions that protect bad teachers and even under-performing public schools. At the same time, ACLU takes the hypocritical stance in opposing police unions. (I am *not* a fan of police unions; especially since police unions have created so much corruption. I am just pointing out the hypocrisy.)

      Further, ACLU dismisses the Second Amendment as if it doesn't exist in the Constitution. If the ACLU was truly an advocate of the Constitution, then why do they not fight for those that *legally* exercise their Second Amendment right? If an organization proclaims to fight for the Constitution, it should not just pick and choose which provisions to defend.

      As for ACLU's support for Black Lives Matter: It fits right into the troubling rise of the Police State. It's sad that the media (and/or whatever unknown powers) had to make it seem as if police murders of civilians was only a black thing. Statistics show that most people who are killed by police are not black (though compared to proportion of population, blacks are disproportionately murdered by police).

      As the Police State rises, black people could be seen (not P.C., I know) as the canary in the mine of what's to come for the rest of us. Though I am not black, this is why I can empathize with the Black Lives Matter movement. Because in the end, All Lives is what truly matters: Whether they be White, Black, Brown, Yellow, and even Blue.

      To reiterate, it's just sad to see our country moving to evolve into a Police State. And the current Trump Administration (and the self-interested and/or ignorant masses behind the man) does not help the intent of becoming a more "A More Perfect Union." I don't think the Founding Fathers would be pleased with the corruption going on.

      USA is turning into a sh*thole country. And The Wall being built? It *may* one day backfire... keeping Americans from emigrating into Mexico. Would that be too far-fetched to envision?

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    9. The liberal news media is partly to blame for constantly air playing police atrocities on blacks to increase viewership. This is the news media's version of racial profiling to increase their viewership and ads. BTW, yours truly is a minority.

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    10. It's all a conspiracy. Millions are playing a part.

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    11. It's group think and tribalism.

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    12. 3:36 Which part of the Constitution refers to school vouchers?

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    13. The Koch Bros corollary.

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    14. 5:44 PM - Good point. I guess more opposed to the fact that ACLU stands behind teacher unions and bad teachers, as well as under-performing schools.

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    15. 9:37 Interesting slight of hand suggesting that support for unions is synonymous with support for the poorest preforming member of said union.

      Good thing you're not a member of the logicians union.

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    16. Always snarky replies when I go on this website. Anyway, f*ck the police. Black Lives Matter. White Lives Matter. Brown Lives Matter. Yellow Lives Matter. Purple, magenta, blue, etc., etc., etc.

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  18. John Crawford, author of the Tattler, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your many years of superlative volunteering to help our town. There is no other media that will tell the truth about local politics. We need you and we are grateful for you.

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  19. We all enjoy the Tattler that John Crawford pens, even with his half truths.
    This tiny town that is the birthplace of the Pods, requires their brain teased, and the Mod has done a fine daily job for years.
    Here is to you John, Thank You.

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    1. Finally an intellectual honest comment from a level-headed fan. Thank you.

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    2. As good as The Tattler is, there are a lot of people in Sierra Madre who don't like it, and tell some pretty awful fibs about its author.

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    3. Half truth?
      Such as?

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  20. 10:57am. Then why are they not defending the Conservative speaker that was uninvited at Stoneman HighSchool in Florida?

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    1. The racist hate-mongering bretibart contributor? Did he attempt to retain the ACLU to represent him but get denied? No, he never asked them.

      Ask a grown-up question.

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    2. Maybe you should join the ACLU, get a job there, rise up in the ranks, and make policy about where and when to use LIMITED RESOURCES, particularly when the is another organization (that receives Russian money) willing to "defend" him.

      Maybe you should contribute to his cause and help him exercise what you seem to believe is his "right" to scold traumatized high school students about why the military-style weapons that shredded the bodies, tore off the arms and legs, and blew out the brains of their friends right in front of them are so necessary for people like you to feel safe.

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  21. Folks, were beating the morning meds excuse to death in our insults. I recommend we branch out a bit, maybe resort back to name calling, just call them an idiot and move on. Go ahead, call me an idiot. (I did take my morning vitamins though)

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    1. Good Comment. Mostly this nonsense is coming from the same troll. If I don't clear his comments he squawks about censorship. If I do he just wears everybody out, which I believe is his intention. Just one of the joys of blogging.

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  22. I saw this guy go down. There wasn't time for fear before his body hit the ground. Our vulnerability is all our insensitivity.

    A crowd assembled to take a look at death-
    shattered skull, fractured body, blacktop running red. People look bored like expecting more.

    And sympathy is only friendship's whore you know. Maybe we don't know who we are anymore.

    Another spectacle and it's respectable to take it lightly like another TV show.
    So desensitized so dehumanized... why stop and think when you can find someplace to go?

    We're drowning. And it's gonna be the death of us just you wait and see.

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    1. Sorry, no clue of what or who you're talking about.

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    2. Op Ivy!

      Well said my man. One of the best Cali bands from the 1980s.

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  23. 12:35pm. Bravo.
    The desensitization comes from the pill pushing doctors that cure all pains.
    The honored tradition of Tattler readers are Starbucks and merlot.
    The Mod may feel nonsensical about his readerships prescriptions yet he does not admit that the opposite view is skewed.
    No, i do not want to start a blog and for political correctness it is time for a Starbucks triple latte extra shot.

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    1. Ran out of venison jerky so I guess it's time for brie and chardonnay.

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    2. Poo 12:25... so lonely

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  24. We are more of a Bean Town coffee drinking family, keeping it real and keeping business in town.

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    1. Bean town pretty cool.
      Nice local place.

      I’ve never been to Starbucks in SM. Not sure how the froyo place stays in business

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    2. I would really like to support Beantown and avoid the large corporate other choice in town, but the plain coffee is not good. It's stale.

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    3. Never really liked Starbucks. But only drink it when I receive free SB gift cards.

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    4. Love Bean Town, especially the couches and low key vibe. That’s what makes SM a great town. That place would never make it in Arcadia, people just don’t ‘get it’, more worried about what they can acquire.

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    5. It's a tough call, mom & pop vs corporate.

      For all its flaws, SB does provide benefits to its employees. So the choice is helping one owner or helping many employees.

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    6. 5:35,
      Here's the catch. Every time SB promoted benefits to its employees (eg: higher education program), they increase the price of your coffee drink.

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    7. Damn employees.

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    8. 5:35 here. See, 6:02, you gave yourself away. You seem to only care about yourself. If you're complaining about another quarter for a cup of coffee, a quarter that provides benefits to SB employees, maybe you should stay home and make yourself a cup of Hills Bros coffee. Heck, it's re-heatable.

      A quarter is not a catch.

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    9. 12:01am,
      I'm just stating a fact. It's has nothing to do with how I consume coffee, which is NOYB. Here's a idea since you are an angel, why don't you donate your extra quarter to the homeless instead of giving it to the SB employees which already have a job.

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    10. Wow, you have a super secret way of consuming coffee that’s none of my business. I fell chasined upon reflection about my audacity.

      Ever think that paying SB employees a fair wage and benefits keeps them from becoming homeless? No, you didn’t.

      And they’re people, not things, so the prepositions are “who” and “whom.”

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    11. Mr Economist, what is your definition of fair wage? Please don't look up Wikipedia for help.

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    12. What an insight, 10:21 has just solve the homeless problem.

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  25. Plain coffee stale, how so? The flavor or does it remain sitting overnight in the coffee kraft?
    Brie and Chardonnay some mellon, Mercona almonds along with prosciutto also sounds very good.

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  26. Talking about selling out. I just watched a TV commercial promoting Genghis Khan: The Exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Library. What's next, they going to showcase the original Star Wars trilogy movies at the Library.

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    1. Sellout? The guy was an actor. His presidency was a charade.

      They could showcase his failed ‘Star wars’ missle defense boondoggle

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    2. 5:25,
      Let's cut to the chase, ALL politicians are actors.

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  27. Selling out!!! SB boycott in the city of Brotherly Love. A Philadelphia Starbucks sends a call out to the PD and says two Black men are causing a disruption in the store by sitting there and drinking coffee!

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    1. Again media racial profiling to increase viewership and ads.

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    2. Yes, it is a conspiracy involving millions of people and designed to make 6:53 feel inadequate.

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    3. hey chump, you think this gets any news media air play if it happened to 2 white guys?

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    4. Too bad the coffe at Mary’s Narkwt has been historically mediocre. Hopefully the new crew will improve

      That place is special

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    5. 7:23. It did. Or at least to one white guy. His name is Glenn. Next time you are down at the Sierra Madre Starbucks ask about him. Bald white dude wearing a wife beater. Cops say he called them fat.

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    6. 7:13 doesn't seem to understand that the odds are much greater that it will happen to the non-white guys.

      7:13, maybe you'd like to discuss it over a few relaxing hands of poker--no need to think about silly things like odds.

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    7. 12:06am,
      I'm a minority. I'm criticizing the role of liberal media playing the race card to increase viewership/ads will not help the minority. That is my point which you failed to comprehend.

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  28. Another Russian journalist murdered, one investigating Putin associate's mercenaries in Syria
    https://lenta.ru/news/2018/04/15/borodin/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

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  29. I heard 1984 is making a come back?

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    1. This is going to blow your mind! Here is the secret: You are already living in 1984!

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    2. Uh, something tells me it will get worse in the next coming years.

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