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Blogger Publishes Addresses of The Journal News Staff in Retaliation for NY Gun Owners Map

In Gun Control, News, Other Leaks, Science & Technology, USA, USA, World Revolution on December 27, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Blogger Christopher Fountain appears on CNN’s Early Start Thursday to explain why he decided to publish the addresses of many of the The Journal News‘ staff after the paper published the names and addresses of gun permit holders in several counties.

 

“Well, I just thought they were being hypocrites,” said Fountain said. “In the aftermath of Newtown, it was obviously one tragedy, but somehow they were conflating legal gun owners with some crazed tormented devil up in Newtown and putting the two together. And I was offended by that and I wondered how they would like it if their addresses were published.”

Fountain began by publishing the home addresses of some of the newspaper’s staffers and later linked to an interactive Google map displaying the information.

Asked to respond to the newspaper’s justification for publishing the information (some citizens “would like lawmakers to expand the amount of information the public can find out about gun owners” after the Newtown shooting), Fountain wasn’t buying it.

“Well, she could have just published the number of gun permits, which is actually quite small, if she wanted to show an issue that there are 2,000 legally registered guns in her county, fine,” he said. “But the fact that they put the addresses — I’ve received emails from abused women who were under protective order and in hiding, and they’re terribly afraid that now their names and addresses are all over the Internet and accessible through that map.”

Conservative Journalist Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

In News, NWO, Other Leaks on March 2, 2012 at 8:53 AM

03/01/2012

Conservative Commentator Andrew Breitbart Dead at 43

Publisher’s website reports death from natural causes.

 

03/02/2012

Internet Blames Obama for Death of Andrew Breitbart

 

RT:

It was, to say the least, inevitable. Hours after the death of Andrew Breitbart was announced on Thursday, his passing gave birth to the newest conspiracy theory. If you couldn’t guess who many are already blaming for his death – it’s Barack Obama.

The microblogosphere was aflutter with allegations and accounts worthy of the late conservative commentator himself on Thursday as Twitter users were quick to point the finger at US President Barack Obama for causing the death of Andrew Breitbart. Early Thursday it was announced that Breitbart, 43, died of natural causes in Los Angeles, California.

So says the LA County coroner, that is.

The Associated Press waited until 9:41 a.m. EST Thursday morning before confirming Breitbart’s death, but the first theories were rolling in even before then. Before 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, The New York Times’ assistant managing editor, Jim Roberts, tweeted what was perhaps the first accusation that hinted at Barack Obama’s involvement. “Only a few weeks ago, #Breitbart spoke to CPAC, claiming to have videos of Obama from ‘college days,’” wrote Roberts.

Sure enough, only weeks earlier Breibart, never one to hold back against the president, told an audience at the Washington, DC Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that he was close to leaking videos that would end the political career of the commander-in-chief.

“I have videos, this election we’re going to vet him,” Breitbart told an audience of attendees last month. “We are going to vet him from his college days to show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008.”

Some people on the Internet are already jumping to conclusions, of course, that the most powerful man in the free world does not respond lightly to threats, especially this from a critical conservative such as Breitbart. The commentator called Obama a radical at CPAC and encouraged the crowd to do the same, insisting, “We should not be afraid to say that.”

Now with Breitbart’s untimely passing, his followers are picking up the torch that was extinguished early Thursday and are carrying on the tradition of tackling the left with allegations of their own.

“Andrew Breitbart threatens Obama at CPAC, then suddenly dies? This MUST be investigated!” reads one tweet that quickly went viral. “RIP Andrew Breitbart. I do not believe that it is an accident that he died less than a month after he said he had college tapes of Obama,” writes another 140-character-commentator.

Those, of course, are just the tip of the iceberg.

“Obama is a hit man with an army or parasites!” warns one Twitter user. The account registered under the username @UnitedStates even adds, “Not accusing Obama of anything, but it’s very strange Breitbart passed away all of a sudden. Especially after saying he had ‘tapes.’”

Now, if you want to start a real conspiracy theory, Republican Party presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich just so happens to be one of only 2,000 followers of the @UnitedStates Twitter account — but we digress.

Controversial morning-zoo DJ Mancow Muller, the host of a popular radio program which regularly featured Breitbart, even threw his weight behind the allegations. “My friend Andrew Brietbart MURDERED?!?? Or rumor?” read one of his first tweets early Thursday. “He told me RECENTLY he had big dirt on Obama… MANY believe it’s murder!” goes another. And then there is even this gem which, keep in mind, comes from the fingertips of a syndicated, successful radio host with an international audience:

“Still don’t know what killed Whitney. IMMEDIATELY it’s Brietbart dead @ 43 of Natural causes?”

What exactly Breitbart had planned to put out against Obama will remain a mystery unless those elusive tapes eventually do make it to the Internet. Since Breitbart was the broadcaster behind ending the careers of Congressman Anthony Weiner and former United States Department of Agriculture Georgia Director Shirley Sherrod, it’s to be expected that those looking to keep the movement of muckraking from the far-right alive will find a way to release those clips.

“The videos are going to come out, the narrative is going to come out, that Barack Obama met a bunch of silver ponytails in the 1980s, like Bill (Ayers) and Bernadine (Dohrn), who said one day we would have the presidency, and the rest of us slept as they plotted, and they plotted, and they plotted and they oversaw hundreds of millions of dollars in the Annenberg Challenge and they had real money, from real capitalists. Then they became communists,” Breitbart said at CPAC last month. “Barack Obama is a radical, we should not be afraid to say that! Okay? And Barack Obama was launched from Bill and Bernadine’s salon. I’ve been there.”

A tweet from Breitbart himself authored only hours before his death adds to the intrigue of the mysterious footage — and perhaps even his own passing? Responding to someone that threatened to un-follow Breitbart on Wednesday, he replied, “You’ll be missing out on quite the upcoming fireworks show. There’s tons of unreal, high-level action & intrigue ahead.”

In classic Breitbart fashion, he indeed went out on a high note. Among his final tweets were ones where he discussed his “alleged drinking, coking & homosexualizing” and equated an Occupy Wall Street supporter to imprisoned “al-Qaeda scum.”

In his farewell tweet, Breitbart called one of his followers a “putz.”

Will Breitbart be remembered as more of a controversial commentator with the power and proven success and ending political careers? Or as a right-wing blow hard that by-and-large lobbed the left with allegations while bordering on gonzo and glorifying gusto for going after the dirt of liberals and leaving them left to die? Maybe, actually, a little bit of both.

“PC is bad,” Breitbart tweeted earlier this week. That was nothing new to admit for Breitbart, however, who had condemned Senator Ted Kennedy as a “villain,” a “duplicitous bastard,” a “prick” and “a special pile of human excrement,” all within mere minutes of the legendary lawmaker’s death in 2009.

Whatever becomes the in-the-end explanation for Breitbart’s passing, lets at least take comfort in hoping that the commentator is keeping an eye on this latest conspiracy theory from beyond the grave, along with Teddy, JFK and the ghosts of every political career that he helped kill.

03/01/2012

Obama Harvard Tapes to be Released within Weeks

Filmmaker Steve Bannon

Egyptian Blogger Sentenced to 3 Years in Jail for Blog Entry

In Egypt, News, World Revolution on April 17, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Human rights groups have condemned the prison sentence of the 26-year -old Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil.

Nabil was sentenced to three years in jail by a military tribunal for a blog entry he wrote called “The people and the army were never hand in hand”.

His jailing raises questions whether the regime in Egypt has changed at all since former President Hosni Mubarak stood down.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Cairo.

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Amnesty Urgent Action: Qatari Blogger Arrested and at Risk of Torture

In News, Qatar, World Revolution on March 7, 2011 at 12:15 AM

WLCentral:

Amnesty has requested urgent action be taken in the case of Qatari blogger Sultan al-Khalaifi, who was arrested on March 2 and is being held incommunicado. Amnesty is concerned that he is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

Amnesty is requesting people to write

Urging the authorities to ensure that Sultan al-Khalaifi is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and is allowed prompt and regular access to a lawyer of his choosing, his family and any medical treatment he may require;

Asking for details of any charges he faces to be made public and calling on the authorities to ensure that any legal proceedings against him conform to international fair trial standards.

Human rights organization Alkarama reports the arrest of three other Qatari nationals as well and says at nine o’clock at night on March 1, “a number of state security agents” raided Khulaifi’s Doha residence and car and took him away. An officer informed his wife that the agents were sent by the Attorney General, but they had no judicial warrant.

Alkarama feels the arrest is a result of Khulaifi’s human rights activities. He had served as Secretary-General of the Alkarama Foundation until the beginning of 2010, before leaving to found a new organization for the defense of human rights and he had contacted them recently regarding three cases of arbitrary detention which Alkarama then appealed to Qatari authorities about. The three individuals incarcerated are: Abdullah Ghanem Mahfouz Muslim Jouar, Salim Hassan Khalifa Rashid Al Kuwari and Hamad Rashid Al-Marri.

Alkarama reminds that human rights defenders and others who collaborate with the United Nations human rights mechanisms, are particularly protected by the United Nations and indeed the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 12/ 2 on 1 October 2009 “Cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights” to protect human rights defenders active both inside and outside their countries.

Alkarama calls on the Qatari authorities to respect their obligations under this resolution and requests that they immediately release Mr Sultan Al Khulaifi and those arrested with him or immediately put them under the protection of the law, ensuring full respect for their human rights.

Khulaifi’s blog was also highly critical of Qatar’s secular approach to governing and tolerance of Israel and the west. Previously, WL Central reported a Qatar protest day planned, rumours of an attempted coup against Emir Hamed Ben Khalifa, and an alleged declaration, signed by 66 political opponents as well as Qatari personalities and ruling families, including 16 figures from the ruling family, in which they announced the non-recognition of the legitimacy of the Emir. Key issues stated were western and Israeli tolerance or leanings by the emir.

CNN Interview with Egyptian Blogger Ramy Raoof

In Egypt, World Revolution on February 1, 2011 at 2:07 AM

CNN interviews Egyptian Blogger Ramy Raoof about the crackdown on the Free Press, the mass march planned for Tuesday, February 1st, and other current events in Egypt.

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