Right Wing Censorship – The Norm?

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I have been the victim of right wing censorship when it comes to comments. Apparently, rather than trying to debate an issue, or debunking information they think is wrong, (right) wingers ) would RATHER censor information that conflicts with their point of view rather than attempting to present information that shows their viewpoint is accurate. Why?

The right wing does not share any FACTUAL information!!!

Have you wondered why that is?

The ANSWER is simple. The right wing’s only support, and reason for still being in existence, is that they they only present “information” that their programmed base believes in and will follow without question. Their only subsistence and source of information to survive,

The right wing LIES to members of their base to KEEP those radical right wing-nuts spending money FOR and supporting the radical right agenda. Those poor people who are following  the right wing nuts without question are being SCREWED big time, and then told they are having GOOD things being done to them.

Talk about being blind, and not seeing who is SCREWING you!!! That’s the essence of the modern day Teapuublican party!

Censorship On Care2! (part 2)

I’m a Progressive Democrat.

On many topics I agree with other Progressive Democrats. However on some topics, I do not.

On occasion, I may even agree with a conservative.

Regardless of my viewpoint on any given subject, I feel I should have the right and the opportunity to express my viewpoint…plus any information or documentation to back up that view-point.

This is where I am finding a problem.

A BIG problem.

There are many people I almost always agree with on Care2, but it is rarely that I find anyone that I agree with 100% of the time.

When I agree, people are glad to have my comment.

When I disagree, the MAJORITY of people are happy to have my comment.

Then, there are some people who believe in censorship. These people delete any comments that disagree with their viewpoint. These people I believe are clearly in the WRONG!

Why have comments if you only allow comments that agree with your position on a topic? Isn’t, and shouldn’t, the purpose of having comments to have a space for people to discuss all viewpoints on an issue? Shouldn’t people be allowed to share all viewpoints, even those that disagree with the premise of the article or story?

Recently I ran across one such example of censorship, and published an article with my response that had been repeatedly deleted from the comment section. I thought at the time that this was a rare event on Care2, and usually people allowed all comments whether they agreed or disagreed with the premise of the shared story.

( https://antiteapublican.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/climate-change-denier-censors-climate-change-proof/ )

The latest censorship on Care2 by an article submitter occurred when I happened to have a different viewpoint on Aspartame. I posted a comment with documented information, not expecting anything unusual. Later when I looked at the article, my COMMENTS HAD BEEN REMOVED!!!

Needless to say, I wasn’t happy about being censored.

If someone’s posted story has the facts to back it up, they shouldn’t be worried about a dissenting opinion… UNLESS THE DISSENTING OPINION IS GOING TO PROVE THEIR INFORMATION WRONG!

That is the only reason I can come up with for why my comments were repeatedly removed.

Here is the original information posted on Care2.com: http://www.care2.com/news/member/230449147/3634087

Here are the comments I posted. Party of the information was allowed to stay, finally. But part of the information was CENSORED (deleted). I posted the same information a second time with the request that it NOT be deleted, but the person deleted it anyway.

Here is a copy of the CENSORED information! (I always keep a backup copy of comments I post for situations such as this. )

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I use aspartame sweetened drinks daily as part of my weight reduction program and have lost 33.5 pounds so far. Also, aspartame has been one of the most studied food ingredients in history and has been proven to be safe.

“Aspartame is one of the most thoroughly studied ingredients in the food supply. It was tested in more than 100 scientific studies before the FDA approved it in 1981. The studies were conducted in laboratory animals and humans, including healthy infants, children, and adults, lactating women, people with diabetes, obese individuals, and people who are carriers of the rare genetic disease phenylketonuria (PKU). Upon approving aspartame, the FDA Commissioner noted, “Few compounds have withstood such detailed testing and repeated, close scrutiny, and the process through which aspartame has gone should provide the public with additional confidence of its safety.”

After FDA approval, extensive additional research has been done with aspartame, which further confirmed its safety for the general population. In fact, aspartame has been tested for more than three decades, in more than 200 studies, with the same result: Aspartame is safe.

In addition to FDA, aspartame has been reviewed and determined to be safe by the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization, the Scientific Committee on Food of the European Union, and the regulatory bodies of over 100 countries. Independent health organizations, such as the American Medical Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Dietetic Association, have reviewed research on aspartame and found it to be safe. Links to numerous governments, expert committees, and health organizations, which have confirmed the safety of aspartame, can be found at http://www.aspartame.org.”
<a href=”http://www.aspartameresource.com/safety.html”>http://www.aspartameresource.com/safety.html</a&gt;

Aspertame Myths & Facts http://bit.ly/AspertameMythsFacts

The food ingredient people SHOULD be worried about and avoiding, is high fructose corn syrup. It has contributed greatly to the obesity epidemic in the United States.
“excess fructose is being metabolized to produce fat, while glucose is largely being processed for energy or stored as a carbohydrate, called glycogen, in the liver and muscles.

In the 40 years since the introduction of high-fructose corn syrup as a cost-effective sweetener in the American diet, rates of obesity in the U.S. have skyrocketed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 1970, around 15 percent of the U.S. population met the definition for obesity; today, roughly one-third of the American adults are considered obese, the CDC reported. High-fructose corn syrup is found in a wide range of foods and beverages, including fruit juice, soda, cereal, bread, yogurt, ketchup and mayonnaise. On average, Americans consume 60 pounds of the sweetener per person every year. ”

<a href=”http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/”>http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/91/22K07/</a&gt;

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The thing is… Whether or not you agree with what I have to say, shouldn’t I be allowed to voice my opinion? Shouldn’t I be allowed to voice my information?
With whatever stories I may post, I allow people to voice their opinions… REGARDLESS WHETHER OR NOT THEY AGREE WITH THE STORY I HAVE POSTED. I believe it is only FAIR for others to have the same respect for the comments that I post!!!
I can understand a comment being deleted for being OFF TOPIC. I can understand a comment being deleted for attacking a person or group of people. I can understand a comment being deleted for promoting something illegal, or making threats against a person or group of people. I CAN NOT accept a comment being deleted for having an ALTERNATE VIEWPOINT on the topic of the story!Image

Climate Change Denier “Censors” Climate Change Proof

Global Warming DenierThere was recently global warming denier propaganda posted on Care2.com by a climate change denier. The denier posted misinformation about global warming having hit a “plateau”.

Here is where the link to the misinformation is posted:
http://bit.ly/CensorsComments

At least 3 comments with factual information supporting global warming were immediately deleted by the denier who posted the link.

The fact of the matter is that there has been no global warming plateau, and in reality global warming is taking place FASTER than we have previously known!

Here is the information that had been posted in the comments section, and “censored” by the climate change denier.

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Global warming has NOT hit a plateau, that is simply a myth by deniers. The truth of the matter is that global warming is occuring FASTER than we have been told!
http://bit.ly/GlobalWarmingFASTER

The “No Warming in 16 Years” Crockhttp://mcspocky.com/video/view/1

Global warming hasn’t stopped by any objective measure; it is proceeding right on schedule. In many respects (e.g. the dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice this summer), it is well ahead of schedule,” Mann told LiveScience in an emailhttp://bit.ly/17UH0VN

the last 35 years have shown an increase in global temperatures. But the warming has varied from year-to-year. Various weather events, such as El Nino, along with volcanic activity have an impact on this year-to-year variation. The upward trend is driven by greenhouse warming from human-created emissions. Watch this video, even after those natural causes are taken out we still see an upward trend in temperatures over the last 16-years. http://bit.ly/17UHjzG

When the facts pertaining to the arguments are viewed in context relevance becomes obvious. Global warming is happening and it is human caused. There is no valid evidence that can prove otherwise. False representations or facts out of context are not a proof of any kind, they are merely incorrecthttp://bit.ly/17UHv1Y (Loads of myth BUSTING facts here!

Debunking The Dumbest Denier Myth (Again)http://bit.ly/17UHFqe

In Hot Water: Global Warming Has Accelerated In Past 15 Years, New Study Of Oceans Confirms http://bit.ly/17UHMCc

That graph is the work of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project, led by former climate skeptic – yes, skeptic – Richard Muller. As we noted last year, Muller was surprised to find that his own analysis of temperature data closely matched those of the scientists he had previously criticizedhttp://bit.ly/17UIdwk

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Apparently the only way deniers can get people to believe their propaganda is to make sure people don’t see the FACTS!

Signs of new climate ‘normal’ apparent in hot 2012

Signs of new climate ‘normal’ apparent in hot 2012

Sea ice of Greenland is pictured as captured by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite in this October 16, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team/HandoutLast year was one of the 10 hottest on record, with sea levels at record highs, Arctic ice at historic lows and extreme weather in various corners of the globe signaling a “new normal,” scientists said Tuesday in the 2012 State of the Climate report.

Meant to be a guide for policymakers, the report did not attribute the changes in climate to any one factor, but made note of continued increases in heat-trapping greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. 

http://reut.rs/145v2Fl

via McSpocky’s Progressive News Watch http://mcspocky.blogspot.com/2013/08/signs-of-new-climate-normal-apparent-in.html

President Obama gives Jay Leno new car for collection

President Obama gives Jay Leno new car for collection

Wrapping up his sixth Tonight Show appearance with Jay Leno —and probably his last before the host hands over the reins of the franchise to Jimmy Fallon early next year — President Barack Obama said he’d come with a parting gift for a man who owns perhaps Hollywood’s most famous car collection.

“There’s one piece that’s missing,” Obama said, unveiling a Matchbox-size replica of the presidential limousine, complete with flying flags above the headlights.

http://politi.co/17y1HW1

via McSpocky’s Progressive News Watch http://mcspocky.blogspot.com/2013/08/president-obama-gives-jay-leno-new-car.html

Complete Guide to Troop ID Military and Veteran Discounts

Complete Guide to Troop ID Military and Veteran Discounts

Until recently, brands and non-profits were unable to deliver military and veteran discounts through their website or mobile apps because they were unable to verify their customers eligibility. Troop ID  solved this problem by creating a digital ID card for service members and veterans so they had a secure means of proving their identity online. The service — free to service members and veterans — launched on November 12, 2012 with Under Armour. Since launch, many more brands like Overstock and Tough Mudder have integrated the technology.
The following list is a comprehensive guide to Troop ID protected military and veteran discounts: http://bit.ly/16A68Tc

via Blogger http://mcspocky.blogspot.com/2013/08/complete-guide-to-troop-id-military-and.html