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Facebook apologizes for censoring nude breasts from iconic French liberty goddess painting

Eugene Delacroix's painting
© Pascal Rossignol / Reuters
A woman looks at Eugene Delacroix's painting, "Liberty Leading the People (28 July 1830) (La Liberté guidant le peuple) in "La Galerie du Temps" (Gallery of Time) in Lens, northern France, December 3, 2012.
Facebook has apologized for censoring a play advertisement featuring a bare-breasted woman from Eugene Delacroix's legendary French Revolution painting, which the social media giant called inappropriate.

The social media network raised eyebrows recently after its no-nudity policy seemed to go too far once again. Designed to stop pornography and abuse, the policy led to the blocking of the iconic 1830 painting Liberty Leading the People by French artist Eugene Delacroix.

However, it soon recognized the error and apologized for banning an online promotion of a play in Paris that featured the cherished work of art. The 'Coups de feu rue Saint-Roch' post showed an actor against the backdrop of the painting with a goddess figure, brandishing a French flag and a bayonetted musket, with her dress sliding down to expose naked breasts. A representation of liberty and reason, Marianne is widely viewed as a national symbol of the French Republic.

Comment: So it's not just news they censor, apparently art is also too provocative for the masses. Thanks for protecting us from being offended!


Trump outlines plan to tackle opioid crisis and reduce US prescription drug prices

Trump opioid crisis
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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the opioid crisis, March 19, 2018.
President Donald Trump has promised that US drug prices will fall substantially in the near future. Drug companies could also face lawsuits as part the devastating opioid crisis in America, he warned.

Trump made the remarks at an event in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he outlined a broad range of proposals to tackle opioid abuse. The state has some of the highest levels of opioid addiction, which mainly affects rural communities.

One of the core policy objectives of the Trump administration has been reducing the price of prescription drugs in the US, which remain higher than in most other developed countries. "We pay as a country so much more for drugs because of the drug lobbies and other reasons, and the complexity of distribution which is basically another term for saying, 'how do we get more money,"' Trump said at the event.

Star of David

Jewish settler releases attack dog on Palestinian shepherd and flock in Hebron

jewish settler attack dog palestinian shepherd hebron

Settler from outpost near Havat Mor settlement in South Hebron Hills loosing attack dog on Palestinian shepherd and his flock, March 17, 2018.
This graphic video was shot on Saturday in the South Hebron Hills. It was posted by activists- including Guy Butavia and our good friend Ronnie Barkan - and is said to show a Jewish settler from a new outpost near the illegal settlement of Havat Mor releasing an attack dog on Palestinian shepherds grazing a flock. The shepherds are from the nearby Khirbet a-Rahwah village.

The dog rips off the tail of a sheep and part of its buttocks, as is evident at the end of the video. One other sheep was injured in the head.

When he is speaking Hebrew, the settler claims that the arrival of activists to the Hebron Hills ruins good neighborly relations with the Palestinians, and also that the Palestinians have "crossed a line," according to Ofer Neiman,

Comment: Welcome to the only 'democracy' in the Middle East where illegal settlers are not only allowed to terrorize Palestinians with impunity, but are even rewarded for killing them.

More despicable criminality:

Heart - Black

LGBT activist Tatchell justifiably slammed on social media after calling for expulsion of Russian diplomat's children from UK schools

Peter Tatchell
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Tatchell has been slammed for targeting innocent children, with one social media user stating: “I'm surprised that you think it's acceptable to punish children for who their parents are.”
Human rights activist Peter Tatchell has been accused of taking aim at the children of Russian migrants in the UK, calling for them to be "expelled" from British schools due to the perceived crimes of the Russian state.

Tatchell, who has orchestrated numerous political stunts in Russia to highlight LGBT issues, took to social media to attack President Vladimir Putin's governance. He also called for the implementation of the Magnitsky Clause into UK legislation and further visa bans.

In his tweet, Tatchell stated that under Putin "state assets stolen, protesters jailed, opposition politicians & critical journalists assassinated, war crimes in Syria." Despite an intense wave of anti-Russia sentiment in UK in recent years, which peaked following the poisoning of ex-Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, Tatchell's comments were met with ire from the many on the platform.

Tatchell has been slammed for targeting innocent children, with one social media user stating: "I'm surprised that you think it's acceptable to punish children for who their parents are." Others said the comments had exposed the human rights activist as a selective "liberal" and "racist."

Star of David

Israeli military court denies Ahed Tamimi's request for public trial

Ahed Tamimi
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Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi enters a military courtroom escorted by Israeli security personnel as her lawyer Gaby Lasky (L) stands near, at Ofer Prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Feb. 13, 2018.
Israel's military appeals court ruled on Monday against an appeal by 17-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi and her defense team to hold the teenager's trial proceedings in open court, citing historical "benefit" of closed-door trials for minors.

After she was indicted for slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier, a military court decided to close the hearings to the public, citing her rights as a minor to privacy - a claim Tamimi's family and defense team claim were never afforded to her in the first place.

Despite the prosecution announcing last week that it did not object to an open trial, the court decided on Monday against Tamimi's appeal.

According to Fadi Quran, senior campaigner at U.S. based civic organization Avaaz and coordinator of the Free The Tamimis campaign, Tamimi's legal team has already begun working on an appeal to Monday's decision.


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Former FBI asst. director says 'high-ranking people' protected Killary from indictment

FBI  Kallstrom
© Peter Morgan / Reuters / File
File Photo: Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant director James Kallstrom speaks at a press conference in New York, November 18, 1997
Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom alleged Sunday that there was a conspiracy in Washington to protect Hillary Clinton from indictment. He added that ongoing chaos in Trump's cabinet may be a symptom of the plot.

"Do you think somebody was directing them or do you think they just came to the conclusion on their own, this leadership at the FBI and the Department of Justice, that they wanted to change the outcome of the election?" Fox News host Maria Bartiromo asked Kallstrom, as cited by The Washington Examiner.

Comment: Kallstrom has been talking about this for months. From December 2017:


Utah: Policemen attack innocent family as they grieve the death of 2-month-old son

policemen cops Utah
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An innocent family had only been home ten minutes after their 2-month-old son had died at the hospital when police kicked in their door for no reason, and began pepper spraying and arresting family members.

Last month, Tevin Evans and Maryssa Estrada experienced a parent's worst nightmare, their two-month-old son Kameron died. But after leaving the hospital, this family nightmare would get far worse thanks to West Valley City police officers.

On February 24, Kameron would succumb to the symptoms of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and the little two-month-old bundle of joy's light burned out forever. The death was not considered suspicious by any means. However, per police protocol, the family was told they would be getting a visit from police. The family asked if this visit could take place at their home as they needed to be with family to grieve.

Officers wasted no time, and only ten minutes after they got home from the hospital and began to grieve, multiple West Valley cops showed up at their door. Moments later, all hell broke loose.

Comment: They city admitted they were in the wrong yet this was not an admission of wrongdoing? Clearly the fear of legal action can lead to absurdities.


The Americans are coming! ... to Russia


Americans touring Russia is up 25% this year.

Russia-gate, hackers, nerve gas hitmen in London, low budget Russian cyber mind-control forcing Americans to vote for Trump, global warming, global cooling, the expanding federal budget deficit, guilty until proven innocent, and the list goes on... and on... and then some. According to popular media, we can all rest assured that these evils can be laid squarely at the feet of Russia's President Putin.

Seems that Vladimir Putin can not only pull Russia upwards socio-economically during sanctions, yet still has the leisure time and interest to get involved in fomenting just about every misery known, and unknown on this planet. That would certainly qualify him as a being able to walk and chew gum simultaneously, an amazingly competent multi-tasker!

This must be one of the reasons why U.S. tourism to Russia has surged 25% in 2017. American tourists are headed to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and several other cities to experience for themselves what the nation has to offer. Could it be that the new "Chill-out" war and reality show diplomacy in the west has triggered this undeniable spike of interest in Russia by Americans?

Comment: Russia is lovely. See:


Cambridge Analytica denies using Facebook data for Trump campaign

Facebook Newsfeed
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Facebook's news feed
Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm used by the Trump campaign during the 2016 elections, insisted on Saturday that it did not misuse or hold data obtained from Facebook users, despite having been sanctioned by the platform for doing so.

On Friday, Facebook announced that it had suspended Cambridge Analytica, suggesting the firm had not been honest about deleting user data sent to it by the makers of a popular psychology test app.

That particular app, called "thisisyourdigitallife," was itself banned by Facebook back in 2015. However, the social network has accused Cambridge Analytica of holding that data, despite assurances to the contrary.

Comment: Interesting that as soon as the Russian collusion investigation concludes, proving to be a huge nothing-burger, another "scandal" erupts accusing the Trump campaign, even if indirectly, of another misdeed that allowed Trump to win the election unfairly. This has Hillary's stink allover it.

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Democrats push gun ban, Republicans push drugs ban - Both pushing for a police state

While Democrats push for gun ban Republicans push drugs ban - both pushing for police state
While Democrats push for a ban on guns, Republicans push for an increase in the ban on drugs, and both sides ignore the fact that they are pushing for Americans to give up essential freedoms in exchange for an even larger Police State.

When Democrats called for gun control last week, Republicans insisted that simply placing a "ban" on certain weapons would not stop mass shootings. This week, Republicans are coming out in support of President Trump's plan to push for stricter punishments - including the death penalty-for drug dealers, proving that the "ban" on drugs has not worked and the false "left vs. right" paradigm is being used once again to create a hypocritical divide that will only lead to more government.

Democratic Reps. David Cicilline and Ted Deutch introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 last month, which would make it "unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a semiautomatic assault weapon."

Comment: See Also: Also check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Florida School Mass Shooting: Gun Control, Mental Illness and the Criminal Mind