What exactly is Fake News? The Fake News War!

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Since before the american election last year, we have been hearing more and more about “fake news”, so much to the extent that the term has become part of the general vernacular of most people, and even those who don’t understand what the Fake News War is about, but will readily defend their favorite news agency.    So this is the break down on what exactly is fake news and why this is so important in the way it breaks down the public trust in the mainstream media outlets.

Lies by Omission.

Let’s face it all media outlets lie by omission, and there are some who at least try to be fully honest, however, there is some media outlets that stand out in doing this.  I will refer the most blatant one, the one that everyone loves to defend but has been proven time and time again to lie to the public.

What I mean by lies by omission is presenting the news but leaving out things to skew the perspective in favor of whatever agenda you wish to push.     For example, the election and Hilary Clinton.

CNN was blatant in this and to this day,  as I write this, they are still lying to the public about Trump.

Here is how they do it.

1.  Cherry picking.     They will present only certain parts of the story.   That can be video footage of a crying “victim” or  picking or choosing a specific sentence in a speech, which taken out of the context of the paragraph being said sounds damning.     CNN did this and still to this day does it.

I will use the famous “Grab her by the pussy” comment that they used from a 20 year old recording of Donald Trump that they recorded while he was chatting with a reporter off record during his Time on the apprentice and when he was funding the Miss America Pageant.

The context they conveniently left out when you hear the entire conversation was that he was talking about groupies.    Groupies are people who are  enamored with someone of celebrity status.   What Trump was discussing was how these people, in particular the women.  And as well when it came to that sentence in particular, he was talking about one experience in particular about his encounter with a groupie , who “WOULD have let him grab her by the pussy”, if he had wanted to.

This is a very big difference from the mainstream narrative of “Grab her by the pussy”.   This narrative makes it sound like he DID grab her by the pussy and he was bragging.   This lie by omission was done by remove key words to change the context of the conversation.  In other words, one is about how groupies act, and the other is how he acted.    All with that simple change.

All you have to do is listen to the entire recording to hear the context of the conversation to understand this was just a casual conversation about how women act around him.

2.  Faking News Reports using Green Screens.

CNN is admittedly the one news organization who gets caught on this.   The oldest I found was back at least 20 years ago where a reporter faked the news report and the footage is very clear on this.

Here is the oldest I found….

There are other examples, one that comes to mind is the Boston bombing, where they tried to fake the locations of an interview.

There is a multitude of green screen news reports that reduce the legitimacy of the news story and erodes the public trust from CNN.    Here is a video which highlights the most blatant ones.

What to look for?   The pixelation of the person on the green-screen.   The disappearance of body parts, or other objects being held by the reporter.

3.   Pushing an agenda.

All networks are notorious for this.   Fox seems to be the ONLY one who leans to the right.  The others are all part of the left.   This was obvious during the election coverage when we heard basically almost all good things from the left wing media outlets and all bad things about Trump.   This was done using the above methods.  Omitting certain facts, taking sentences Trump said out of context etc.

4.  Gate-keeping.

This is pretty bad because this is ultimately lying.    And this is why CNN now is being called fake news.     Gate-keeping is when they tell you only the facts or information THEY want you to hear.    For example, they will hold those live debates with a panel of people.  Usually 3 who follow their agenda and 1 who doesn’t.    Then when the person who is against their agenda speaks and starts speaking about facts that are provable, the other three with try shouting over the person, including the host, and if that doesn’t work they cut the feed in some way.  Most of the time citing they “lost the feed”.     Don Lemon, doesn’t even try anymore.   If he encounters someone he interviews who brings out verifiable facts, he just shuts down the interview.

5. Rinse and Repeat.

Do you notice CNN is still harboring the “Russian Hack” story over and over?    That is because a lie repeated can sometimes be believed if repeated long enough by enough people.   This is what they are trying to do with this whole Russian Hack story.  They claim to have proof but yet the FBI and CIA both have stated that while there was a hack by the Russian’s there was no evidence to show that it had influenced the election in any way.   And yet, over and over again they still talk about it and how they magically have proof but never present it.      They expect us the audience to eventually believe it because if it is reported enough then it must be true!

Now as a side note, most people think “fake news” are things like the National Enquirer etc, “Aliens ate my baby!” sort of stories.  Or the Onion etc.  And yes, they are correct.  Those are fake news stories.  Meant to be comedic in nature.       However, when Trump or commentators, or pundits call a news organization fake news, it is due to the above ways they have manipulated their audiences.      It is the reason why many news anchors of the past have left their media outlets and started their own news outlets online.

So please, the easiest way to see if a news outlet is lying is go to the source of what they are reporting.    Trump it’s pretty easy.   He posts on Facebook what he says and usually includes videos if he is doing a press conference or a news interview.    So you can hear directly what he had said in it’s proper context.

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Modern Liberalism – The New Face of Hate.

We have turned a tide in what and who liberals are.   No longer can we say that Liberals are good people.   Kind people.  Or even tolerant people.     Today, those ideals belong to conservatives.

Classic Liberalism held to these ideals and many people who consider themselves liberal follow these values.    However, a new form of Liberalism has taken power and it calls itself progressive.

We saw this during the american Trump campaign.  The lies, the hate, the vile rhetoric and most importantly how progressive liberals, spread their banner of love under the actions of hate and fear.

Progressives are now the bullies and the hated.   Along with feminists and social justice warriors who all fly under the banner of progressive ideals.     I have to wonder though, how progressive is it, to attack someone for money, accept money to commit violence, lie about crimes against a minority group.

It’s time to call out liberals for what they are.   The rest of use just want to live in peace.   Live our lives the way we want, say what we want, when we want.     Criticize an ideology, idea, debate it, dissect it, without being called racist, sexist, bigoted or any of the other myriad of “isms” which are intended to quite our collective voices.     Did you know it is racist to criticize the crime that a person of color has committed?   That it is racist to believe that they actually did do the crime, even when that crime has been captured on video?

Liberal media is partially to blame for the modern day idea that these stories can be anything but what they say it is.   If you speak out against the narrative, then you get viciously attacked by swarms of liberals.

Take the recent story of the lady who spoke with Justin Trudeau over the skyrocketing hydro rates in Ontario.    She spoke with eloquence and with passion, from the heart.   Asking and speaking what many, many people in Ontario are thinking.   She has medical issues and yet she worked multiple jobs to pay a monthly hydro bill which was higher than her mortgage.     The response was disgusting.   Death threats, threats on her family, harassment and all for a 2 minute video of her asking questions of the prime minister and his lackluster non response.

You can see the bullying, attacks on people, almost daily.    And it will get worse.    We just had our own version of Trump announce that he will be entering the leadership race for the conservative party in Canada.  His name.   Kevin O’Leary.     A great businessman, but questionable on social niceties.    And just days after his announcement, the liberals are already passing insults, derogatory comments, and trying to smear his name and worse, ignore his accomplishments, by simply calling him a reality tv show star.

Liberals, Feminists, SJWs are bullies, racists and sexist.

You can always tell because they will use terms like “Mansplaining from a old white guy” – Ageism, Sexism, Racism is what I hear in that sentence.   Or how black people cannot be racist.   The idea that no other race can be racist when historically and currently, there is rampant racism in the other races.

So stop being nice to liberals if they attack you.  Don’t walk away.   Human beings won’t learn unless they get their proverbial hand slapped.   So let’s slap their hands.  Together we can make Canada great again.

Free Speech under attack in Canada

SilenceEqualsDeath

Today a news report came across my feed about a former MP who launched a class action lawsuit against a religious man who passed out pamphlets at the gay pride parade in Toronto.

The pamphlets being ultra religious, stated inflammatory information, like all gay people are aids carriers etc.    Much of it was disgusting, according to those who attended the parade.

However, when I asked the person who launched the Lawsuit, if the pamphlets contained calls for people to beat up gay people or to kill gay people?   He avoided answering.    Trying to deflect the question by stating that he wasn’t about to post anything what was in the pamphlets because he found it distasteful and disgusting.

I took that evasion to mean, that no, the preacher man didn’t have anything that called for the extermination of gay people or the harming of gay people.

Freedom of speech does not mean you only get to hear or read things that you like.  If that was the case, I would not be able to write my articles.  No news reporters would be able to actively report the truth.   People could be arrested for having the wrong views or opinions.  Books would be banned.  Movies, Television would be heavily censored.

Now while in Canada, we tend to be a more socialist nation than one of democracy.  In fact I have written on this numerous times.  I have also written how we don’t have free speech  in this country.  And we really don’t.  We have limits here on what we can say.

Only now I believe it’s time for everyone, in Canada , to wake up and put a stop to people trying to silence you because you might hurt their feelings, or because they are offended, or find whatever you saying distasteful.   You have every single right to voice your opinion, to speak your mind and to say what you want. As  long as you don’t call for violence against anyone.

We need to fight people who try to attack free speech.  We do this by using logic, reasoning and not be shamed or silenced by those who would silence our speech.

I sincerely hope the court system does the right thing and throws this case out with the trash, otherwise there could be serious repercussions for everyone, including those who would silence us.

Lawsuit story here:
http://www.cp24.com/mobile/news/class-action-lawsuit-filed-over-distribution-of-anti-gay-literature-at-pride-parade-1.3026515

New Mental Disorder Discovered- IVD

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I have discussions with people both online and in real life about current affairs, politics, activism, and more.     Many people are passionate about what they are discussing and as such, I really don’t mind when the discussion or debate gets heated.    If both people understand that the discussion or debate is just that, then you can have a heated debate without taking it personally.

However, many people out there are unable to cope with this idea and do take things personally.   And those people tend to be the worst.   Especially some of the commentators on social media sites.   Instead of saying something constructive or conducive to the debate or discussion at hand, they of course, resort to name calling or attacking someone for stating something they have every right to state.     And instead of being civilized they become these lunatics with an axe to grind.

After decades of being active online,  I can spot these people very easily.   They try to come off as some sort of moral authority on their opinion and attack someone by using slurs that sound racist and bigoted.   Then when you confront them they invariably turn their ire on you when you defend yourself or a friend  from them.   When that doesn’t work and their argument falls apart they then try to slander you to try to get you to move away from the topic at hand in hopes that you will defend yourself from their offensive and then finally claim victim status saying you are the aggressor while they are the poor victim.

This happens almost daily online with people.   They think that being offended by something they see online gives them the automatic moral right to attack people, and when they are defended against, they pretend to be victims of abuse online.    There are many people out there who do this.   I see many feminists, SJWs and liberals who do this.

New Disorder….??

This is what I call the Infantile Victim Disorder or IVD.   You get an IVD when you have a warped set of beliefs that cause you to believe there is a mysterious patriarchy made up of old white men out to get you.    Or that you think you are superior to the other person due to their body parts.  And even due to a skin tone that is not considered Caucasian.

Symptoms include,  being “triggered“.  Using the word Problematic,  and telling men they have male privilege or the other variant if you are a person of another color,  having white male privilege.

Other symptoms may include:   Obesity, Poverty, Neon color in hair, getting undressed in public to march against rape, yelling and spitting on men at university, submitting false rape claims, false reports of sexual assault.  Raping men.  Being the aggressor in domestic violence.  Lesbianism.

If you suspect you have IVD, please go see a psychiatrist immediately.     Usually sufferers of IVD also have Bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and project their issues and blame others for problems that don’t exist or are the cause of the sufferer’s own actions.

Toronto plans on Giving out Award for Racism

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(Racist Black Lives Matter Group, stops Toronto Gay Pride Parade for 30 minutes in 2016)

The Black Lives Matter movement is a racist hate group and they are getting an award for it.    Yes you read that correctly.   The city of Toronto is planning on giving Black Lives Matter Toronto branch an award for “improving” race relations.

http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-94296.pdf

This is what Liberal Progressives think is progressive.   By rewarding special interest groups if they scream and cry loud enough.   Much like a child throwing a tantrum and a parent gives in to keep them quiet.     So far, Toronto has been quiet, and has given in to their demands, much like anyone that the BLM group has gone to.   Including the most recent Pride Toronto.

The Pride Toronto disruption to the parade was an insult to all gay people.    The leaders in this branch were given the honor of leading the gay pride parade.   What did they do with that honor?   They spit in the face of gay people by disrupting the parade for 30 minutes and making idiotic demands which in this day an age sound like things they would have demanded in the era of the civil rights movement in the United States.     However, what these people fail to recognize is that, as the liberals and progressives like to say, “It’s 2016”.     Canada has never treated black people the way they got treated by our neighbors down south.     Canada has always been against slavery for example.  We helped free slaves by helping with the underground railroad and brought many of the former slaves here to live free.   We have had equal rights for decades, yet this group seems to think it’s the 40s USA where police beat down the black man and it’s all the white man’s fault.

What makes me angry about this whole thing is the way the city of Toronto city hall and other groups like the Pride Committee just give in to this group.  Why do they do this?  For fear of being called racist and non-inclusive themselves.    Their liberal white guilt and feminist ideology is to blame here.     It’s become so bad to speak out against real injustice and more ideal to gain the approval of their peers that they perform virtue signaling to the other liberals to show them how progressive and inclusive they are by going out of their way to make groups like the BLM happy, without truly thinking about the repercussions and examining what the BLM says.   One look at their facebook group page shows exactly their racist thinking and the divisiveness they promote among the races.

Remember BLM leader and her famous tweets about killing white people and men?    This is their leader and she promotes racism and sexism, and barely anyone called her out.   These people need to be shunned when they appear.   Treat them with the same respect you would to a neo nazi or white supremacist and then we can work on equality.

So Toronto, will you continue to pander to these children who have never faced real adversity in their lives or will you learn from your mistakes and face reality and stop awarding racist bigots for their work on dividing people instead of uniting people?

I’m gay and here is why I want gay people to be armed.

Guns

I wasn’t going to write about Gun Control because that debate has been and still is being beaten to death with lies and half truths being flung around.   Also with blame on the Orlando shooting being flung in many directions.

My perspective comes a as gay man who grew up in an era of hate against gays.   I was there in the 80s and 90s fighting for our rights while gay men were thrown off bridges, killed, beaten and raped while the police did nothing and turned a blind eye.    So with this perspective I can see all the views and how all of them are wrong and right.

The answer in all this is you cannot point to any one problem that caused this, but a bunch of problems that culminated into a massacre.

Let us look at the shooter himself.    This is the big factor here.   He was raised in a highly religious house with an overbearing and strict father who publicly has stated gays should be killed.  They should die etc.     Hard enough to live and grow up in a home with that being straight, but now throw in a guy who, turns out to be gay himself.   He tried pretending and it didn’t work.   He was unhappy and that unhappiness and upbringing told him he could be violent to women.    So he turned to the people that he felt he had something in common with.  Gay people.   He dated them, slept with them, hung out at gay bars with them for years.   That was his sanctuary, as it is for other gay men and lesbian women.

Then we look at the ideology of Islam.   Here is a quote from their Quran.

“Kill the one that is doing it and also kill the one that it is being done to.” (in reference to the active and passive partners in gay sexual intercourse).

Or
“We also sent Lut : He said to his people : “Do ye commit lewdness such as no people in creation (ever) committed before you? For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.” Qur’an 7:80-81

There are many more example and interpretations of this religion that I could cite page after page of quotes against us, but I won’t.   Here is a link though to one site that specifically talks about Islam and homosexuality…

http://www.missionislam.com/knowledge/homosexuality.htm

So now, if you put yourself in the shooters shoes you get an idea of the self hatred and guilt he was feeling.    Then you take in the fact they openly preach we should die in their mosques right here in North America and you get a problem.

Add in the background checks performed by the FBI and they purposely chose to allow this mentally disturbed individual to own a gun and you get what happened in Orlando.

Now here is the argument that many liberals in the United States and Canada are using.

 Ban Guns.  Guns kill people.    We will be safer.

I have a huge issue with this.  The issue is this assumes we will be safer without proof.   They will cite that there is less gun violence in Canada.  Oh wait… percentage wise no there isn’t.      They can’t do math.   You see Canada is  smaller population wise.   We have 10% of the population the USA has.   That means we have a 10th of the number of the crimes that the USA has.   And the stats actually back this up.    We have had our share of mass shootings and killings.

Then we hear the arguments that we shouldn’t blame all Muslims.    And I agree with this. However, what they fail to understand is that just because you don’t want radical Muslims to own guns or be allowed into the country, that you are somehow Islamophobic for wanting to stop these radicals from owning weapons or being allowed into a country.

They also like to ignore what is happening in other places in the world with the “It hasn’t happened, or can’t happen” here mentality.    Germany, Sweden, Australia and other westernized countries have a serious problem of Muslim rape gangs.   According to their religion it is okay to rape non Muslim women or women who are not married and protected by men.  In fact many Muslim men who have been questioned on this respond that they had no idea that what they did was against the law or bad.  In their faith, it is perfectly acceptable.

http://www.answeringmuslims.com/2014/02/does-islam-allow-muslims-to-rape-female.html

So the religion itself is pretty bad against gays and women and the liberals want to embrace this religion because “not all muslims”.    I really don’t care about the peaceful Muslim people.   The ones who live their lives beside me in peace.   My doctor is a Muslim woman and I’m a gay white man.    The problem I have is with the ones who follow that faith to the letter and want to kill me.

This comes to my other point.    We have a right to protect ourselves from anyone attacking us.     Liberals don’t think so.   They think that the only people that should be allowed to protect us is the government.     However, intelligent people understand that police don’t always show up on time, if they are even called.      Was the police called in the Orlando Shooting?   Yes.  Did they show up in time to stop the guy from killing 50 people and injuring another 50?   The answer is no.   It takes seconds to  stop a mass shooting as this video shows:

There are many other cases of this on YouTube.   You never hear about this because the Liberals would rather you not hear both sides of the argument.   They just want you helpless and dependent on others for your safety.

If one or two people at that Nightclub had been armed, the death toll would have been much smaller.

No population has ever been safe from being disarmed.    In those countries that have been, the rates of violent crimes have risen dramatically.   Including murder and rape.    If you know for a fact you won’t be shot by someone then your chance of survival from committing a horrible act goes up and therefor they have no fear in doing those crimes.   This brings me to…

Gun Free Zones argument…

They don’t work.   They just don’t.  In many of the mass shootings they were in Gun Free Zones like Sandy Hook etc.   If a person doesn’t care about killing you, then why would you honestly think a sign that says “gun free zone” would stop them?    It is an invitation to them.  They know that they have less if not no chance of someone shooting them back.   Yet the argument these work is patently idiotic.

Love beats Hate argument….

This one doesn’t work either.   We have tried that for all my life in Canada and there are still terrorists trying to kill us, people shooting people, and killing people.    What does work is defending oneself from an attacker.

Love doesn’t stop a bullet.  

With so many people out  there that want to kill me because of who I love in my life that honestly does cause fear for my safety and those around me.  My husband and I grew up in the era of constant threat of violence and while that threat went down dramatically over the decades I admit, I am still hated by many and as the Orlando shooting and Islam teaches Muslims, that we must be killed.    I and any other sane gay person or even women shouldn’t feel safe with that kind of threat hanging over our heads.

“Only a small number of Muslims” argument….

Do the math.   There is 1.6 Billion Muslims on the planet all over the world.  That is a huge portion of the planets population.      In Canada it 35% of the Muslim population agrees with the terrorists.      With  1,053,945 Muslims in Canada, and if 35% agree with the terrorists .. that means over 300, 112 Muslims want me dead.  And that is in my own country.

Canada[edit]

A newly released survey suggests a large number of Muslims living in Canada will not disown Al-Qaida.The study,[34] conducted by the MacDonald Laurier Institute, found 65% of Muslims questioned said they would “repudiate absolutely” the terrorist organization, while 35% would not do so.

“From a security perspective, it is difficult to know if a 65% rate of repudiation (of Al-Qaida) is re-assuring or a 35% failure to repudiate troubling,” wrote study authors Christian Leuprecht, associate professor of the Royal Military College of Canada and Conrad Winn, Carleton University professor and president of COMPAS, a public opinion research firm.
. . .

The report also states support for extremism is just as high among Muslims born in Canada, or other Western countries, as it is among those hailing from oppressive dictatorships.

http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Muslim_Statistics_-_Terrorism

So in closing, you have to decide for yourself if you need to arm yourself and protect yourself.  If you prefer to live in a world where you expect everyone else to protect you then that is your choice.   I know from experience and from reading history and seeing the bodies pile up on the news that this is not the case and we as gay people are  targets.  We need to protect ourselves.    You can’t hug away terrorism or terrorist acts.


Free Speech vs Hate Speech

I recently got into a debate on this (again), and for some reason people cannot fathom that hate speech laws are a form of censorship.     Worse yet.   We have the mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson, who has been in his office since the beginning of time, who openly now tweets and states that he is for the stiffing of speech because he finds it “vile”.

Mayors blast ‘pro-rape’ men’s meetings planned for Canadian cities

I tweeted him and stated that wanting to censor free speech is wrong, and he responded by calling me vile for supporting the guy  who wants to open a dialog about the rape laws.

Reasonable people understand that rape is bad.  We all know this.  No one condones rape.   The problem lies with the idea and definitions of rape.

Feminist supporters think rape can be this magical thing that can happen at any point.     Let me explain.

They (Liberals and Feminists) believe that (I’ve written about this before),

  1.  A man and a woman who BOTH get drunk, BOTH consent to sex and have sexual intercourse is rape.    Why?  A woman is apparently unable to consent while drunk.
  2. A woman who goes home with a strange man, gets drunk, takes drugs and gets naked, has sex with the strange man but doesn’t remember having sex has been raped.
  3. A woman who consents to having sex even when sober and then regrets the experience a week later, has been apparently been raped.

Do you notice the trend here?     Women are not responsible for their actions but men are despite being equal in things.

So this Return of Kings guy is calling for a debate and discussion about the rape laws if it occurs in your own home.

I get what he is saying and while I don’t agree entirely, with much of what he says, I understand that freedom of speech means being able to talk about things that people may find vile or abhorrent without repercussions from government.

As far as Mayor Jim Watson is concerned the idea of questioning the idea of rape laws is abhorrent.    This is the type of people in power and have been in power for a very long time.

I tweeted back the mayor stating the differences, that hate is the calling for 90% of men to be castrated or killed via the #killallmen hashtag.   Or the Drinking Male Tears meme which is common among rich white sorority girl feminists who do not understand basic concepts of freedom of speech.

Using these laws to shut down talk and discussion that you “FEEL” is wrong is not a valid reason.   Free Speech is a double edged sword.    I’m gay and I’ve heard the debate and discussion when gay marriage and even back when gays were not accepted as they are now.    I may not have liked what was being said but I never wanted to stop people from speaking their minds on subjects and having rational discussions.

Jim Watson, Justin Trudeau, if a woman or a man goes home with a stranger, and has spent a night flirting and implying they are interested in having sexual intercourse, and they go to either one’s home, get drunk or even not.    Get naked and have sex, and one party regrets it the next day, that is not rape.     Neither is it when you get drunk, and get naked in someone else’s bed.   That is called implied consent.   I know this concept is foreign to you but it is a real thing.    Penalizing someone for wanting to speak their mind on the subject or banning someone from speaking is called censorship.

And censorship is a form of oppression and hate.    Hate of true freedom.