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February 18, 2020


Bruce Dickinson

Joe, as you can probably already guess, Bruce Dickinson is a big fan of Ben Franklin! ;)

One of my favorite Ben Franklin quotes:

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."

Bruce Dickinson would like to hope that he has done both!


Give it a "Rest Big D."


Here's another example of why I recently added the "Sacramento Stupidity" category:

California state lawmakers are advancing a bill that would constitute yet another brazen attack on the First Amendment. In a world where people can freely express their opinions and ideas on social media, anti-speech progressives in America are constantly seeking out new ways to prevent people from expressing viewpoints that run counter to their ideology on digital platforms.

SB 1228 would require social media companies to attempt to verify anonymous users who are considered to be “influential,” whatever the heck that means.

Under SB 1228, by State Sen. Steve Padilla, D-Chula Vista, social media companies would be required to “seek to verify” the personal information of “influential” users, including seeking government-issued identification from “highly influential users.” Influential users who do not comply would have a “notation” on their content for two seconds showing the user is unverified showing the rest of a post, after which the notation would still be visible.

“The average person does not have convenient tools at the moment to distinguish between content produced by a reputable news source or AI generated misinformation,” said Padilla at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for the bill. “Numerous studies have shown that online anonymity results in increased unconstrained postings.”
"Unconstrained postings". Steve Padilla--speech fascist in Sacramento.

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