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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>CURRENCY: November 6, 2019</p>\n<p>House members summoned Facebook&rsquo;s Mark Zuckerberg to Washington, D.C., and grilled him &mdash; harshly &mdash; about his plan to create a new currency, Libra.<br />\n &ldquo;Why should we trust you?!&rdquo; asked Congressman Mike Doyle.</p>\n<p> I LIKED it when Zuckerberg said, &ldquo;I actually don&rsquo;t know if Libra&rsquo;s going to work, but I believe that it&rsquo;s important to try new things.&rdquo;<br />\n He was right. That&rsquo;s very important.<br />\n The Libra would make it easier to transfer money anywhere in the world. It also promises stability. Its value would be based on a basket of currencies from different countries, which would protect Libra owners from inflation in any one country.<br />\n It&rsquo;s an idea that deserves a try.<br />\n But it may never be tried because the clueless politicians&rsquo; threats of punitive regulation scared off many of its supporters.<br />\n Politicians want to crack down on Libra &ldquo;because they&rsquo;re threatened by it,&rdquo; says tech reporter Naomi Brockwell in my new video. &ldquo;This is going to be competition for the U.S. dollar. Government doesn&rsquo;t like competition.&rdquo;<br />\n Governments also like to control any money that we might use.<br />\n &ldquo;Want to send money to Russia to a family member; it&rsquo;s going to be censored. You want to send money to a relief effort in Venezuela; it&rsquo;s going to be censored,&rdquo; says Brockwell. But if you use a cryptocurrency like Libra or Bitcoin, &ldquo;your money will get through. That&rsquo;s an incredibly powerful tool that gives people the freedom to spend their money where they want to spend it.&rdquo;<br />\n Bitcoin is harder to stop than a currency like Libra would be because Bitcoin doesn&rsquo;t emanate from one company or government mint. There&rsquo;s no one owner of Bitcoin or most other cryptocurrencies.<br />\n &ldquo;It is the first currency that is decentralized,&rdquo; Brockwell points out. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s why it&rsquo;s still around, because they haven&rsquo;t been able to have these hearings, haven&rsquo;t been able to call the CEO of Bitcoin and say, &lsquo;cease and desist!&rsquo; There is no server to unplug, no company to shut down, no CEO to throw in jail, so it persists! That&rsquo;s really exciting.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> DIGITAL currencies &ldquo;live&rdquo; on thousands of individuals&rsquo; computers, so no government can stop them by pressuring any one company.<br />\n That&rsquo;s a reason they&rsquo;re valuable.<br />\n When Bitcoin started, it was worth virtually nothing. But two years ago, the price of one bitcoin reached $19,891. Then it crashed to $3,192. As I write, the price is $9,390.<br />\n That volatility deters many people from using Bitcoin as money, but to those of us who don&rsquo;t trust governments, Brockwell points out: &ldquo;It is the only suitable money for free people.&rdquo;<br />\n Of course, many disagree.<br />\n &ldquo;I think it&rsquo;s a gigantic classic pump and dump scheme,&rdquo; says investor Peter Schiff. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s nothing to give Bitcoin value.&rdquo;<br />\n It&rsquo;s &ldquo;a bubble,&rdquo; vulnerable to attacks from governments. &ldquo;They can get banks and financial institutions to make it very difficult for Americans to use it.&rdquo;<br />\n Schiff doesn&rsquo;t claim we should count on dollar bills because he doesn&rsquo;t trust politicians either. He suggests people buy gold to hedge against politicians&rsquo; irresponsibility.<br />\n &ldquo;Gold has worked for thousands of years,&rdquo; says Schiff. Unlike Bitcoin, &ldquo;gold has actual value. A huge industry needs gold: jewelry ... consumer electronics, aerospace and medicine.&rdquo;<br />\n I&rsquo;ve hedged against the dollar by buying both gold and Bitcoin. My Bitcoin investment did better. But Schiff says I&rsquo;m a fool if I don&rsquo;t sell it now.<br />\n I don&rsquo;t know which way prices will move. But I know that it&rsquo;s good to have alternatives to government-created currencies. The dollar&rsquo;s value is only backed by politicians&rsquo; promises. I sure won&rsquo;t trust those.<br />\n Even when currency is stable, government can use its power over currency to censor people.<br />\n &ldquo;The government decided that they didn&rsquo;t want WikiLeaks to receive donations, so they froze transactions,&rdquo; observes Brockwell. But they couldn&rsquo;t stop Bitcoin.</p>\n<p> SHE SAYS government has had &ldquo;a monopoly on the money supply for a very long time, and now consumers finally have a choice. You can send bitcoin peer-to-peer to someone on the other side of the world almost instantly at very low cost, and it can&rsquo;t be censored. That&rsquo;s incredibly powerful.&rdquo;<br />\n It is.<br />\n Alternatives to government monopolies are very good things.</p>\n', created = 1574020248, expire = 1574106648, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:8239988a35e1c9ecb1fb9d8bc74715cf' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>MIDDLE EAST: October 30, 2019</p>\n<p>Four years ago, the media were talking about a &ldquo;Libertarian Moment.&rdquo;<br />\n I had high hopes!</p>\n<p> SEN. RAND Paul ran for president, promising to &ldquo;take our country back from special interests.&rdquo; But his campaign never took off.<br />\n &nbsp;He &ldquo;shouldn&rsquo;t even be on the stage,&rdquo; said Donald Trump at a Republican presidential debate.<br />\n Paul quit his presidential campaign after doing poorly in Iowa.<br />\n In my new video, Paul reflects on that, saying, &ldquo;Either the people aren&rsquo;t ready or perhaps the people in the Republican primary aren&rsquo;t ready.&rdquo;<br />\n But Paul says, &ldquo;We may be winning the hearts and minds of people who aren&rsquo;t in Washington.&rdquo;<br />\n Really?<br />\n The current deficit is a record $984 billion, and since Trump was elected, federal spending rose half a trillion dollars.<br />\n But Paul says progress has been made, in that Trump has introduced some market competition in health care, cut taxes, cut regulations, appointed better judges and promises to get us out of foreign wars. Paul tweeted that Trump is &ldquo;the first president to understand what is our national interest.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;But he hasn&rsquo;t pulled us out of anywhere,&rdquo; I said.<br />\n &ldquo;Compare it to George W. Bush, who got us involved everywhere,&rdquo; answered Paul. &ldquo;Or President Obama, who sent 100,000 troops to Afghanistan. The rhetoric of President Trump has been a relief.&rdquo;<br />\n The problem, says Paul, is that, &ldquo;When the president has said anything about it ... immediately Republican and the Democrat leaders get together and pass a resolution saying it would be precipitous to leave Afghanistan.&rdquo;<br />\n Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did recently make a speech about &ldquo;the danger of a precipitous withdrawal.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;Really?&rdquo; replies Paul. &ldquo;After 19 years? Precipitous?&rdquo;<br />\n America went into Afghanistan to take out the killers behind the Sept. 11 attacks. We succeeded. So why are we still there?<br />\n Paul complains, &ldquo;Intervention after intervention hasn&rsquo;t had the intended consequence. We&rsquo;ve got more chaos.&rdquo;<br />\n In Iraq, America took out Saddam Hussein, but that has left a power vacuum and continued violence.<br />\n In Libya, we helped get rid of Moammar Gadhafi, but Libya&rsquo;s &ldquo;government&rdquo; is now run by armed gangs that torture civilians.</p>\n<p> IN SYRIA, we armed rebels to fight Bashar Assad. But many of our weapons ended up in the hands of al-Qaida, and Assad is still in power.<br />\n &ldquo;Every time we think we&rsquo;re going to get more stability or less terrorism,&rdquo; says Paul, &ldquo;we end up getting more chaos and more terrorism.&rdquo;<br />\n Recently, Trump moved 50 troops from northern Syria. His action received widespread condemnation from people Paul calls the &ldquo;war hawk caucus.&rdquo;<br />\n Lindsey Graham said it was &ldquo;the most screwed-up decision I&rsquo;ve seen since I&rsquo;ve been in Congress.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s saying something; Graham has been in Congress for 24 years and has seen several screwed-up wars and failed domestic programs.<br />\n But Graham almost always seems to want more war.<br />\n Paul acknowledges that four years ago, he wanted to arm the Kurds who are now in harm&rsquo;s way and give them their own country. In promoting American withdrawal, hasn&rsquo;t he betrayed the Kurds?<br />\n &ldquo;When I refer to the Kurds having a homeland, they kind of do. They have a section of Iraq,&rdquo; responded Paul, saying he never proposed creating a Kurdish country in Syria. In any case, &ldquo;Fifty or 2,000 American soldiers are nothing more than a target for bad people to kill.&rdquo;<br />\n I don&rsquo;t know whether Paul is right about Syria, but I&rsquo;m glad Paul speaks out.<br />\n We need a strong military. But we should use it sparingly, only when we know it benefits our defense.<br />\n If we go to war, Congress must vote to declare that war. That&rsquo;s what the Constitution requires. Congress hasn&rsquo;t done that since 1942. That&rsquo;s wrong. It allows politicians to hide their deadly mistakes.<br />\n &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a very complicated war over there,&rdquo; says Paul. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re four or five different countries involved in it. The people who live there know better. We can&rsquo;t know enough about these problems. And unless you want to put 100,000 troops in there and fight Assad, Russia, Turkey ... we ought to rethink whether we should get involved in these wars to begin with.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> IN BOTH foreign and domestic policy, government plans usually fail.</p>\n', created = 1574020248, expire = 1574106648, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:5ebd589b07c71fe05462830876600a27' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>STUDENT DEBT: October 23, 2019</p>\n<p>Student loan debt keeps growing.<br />\n There is a better solution than the ones politicians offer, which stick the taxpayer or the loan lenders with the whole bill.<br />\n It&rsquo;s called an &ldquo;income share agreement.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> INVESTORS give money to a college, and the college then gives a free or partially free education to some students. When those students graduate, they pay the college a certain percentage of their future income.<br />\n It&rsquo;s a way &ldquo;for the school to say to students, &lsquo;You&rsquo;re only going to pay us if we help you succeed&rsquo;,&rdquo; explains Beth Akers, co-author of the book &ldquo;Game of Loans.&rdquo;<br />\n Andrew Hoyler was thrilled when Purdue University got him an ISA loan. Now he&rsquo;s a professional pilot, and he&rsquo;ll pay Purdue 8% of his income for 104 months.<br />\n &ldquo;After that 104-month term ends, if you still owe money, it&rsquo;s forgiven, forgotten, you don&rsquo;t owe another penny,&rdquo; he says in my latest video. &ldquo;Now, if I find myself in a six-figure job tomorrow, there&rsquo;s a chance that I&rsquo;ll pay back far more than I took out.&rdquo;<br />\n Hoyler wouldn&rsquo;t mind that, he says, because of &ldquo;the security of knowing that I&rsquo;ll never (have to) pay back more than I can afford.&rdquo;<br />\n What students pay depends partly on what they study.<br />\n On a $10,000 ISA, English majors must pay 4.58% of their income for 116 months. Math majors, because they are more likely to get higher-paying jobs, pay just 3.96% for 96 months.<br />\n &ldquo;It conveys information to the student about how lucrative a different major&rsquo;s going to be,&rdquo; says Akers. &ldquo;Some think that&rsquo;s unfair, but really that&rsquo;s just a way (investors) can recapture the money that they&rsquo;ve put up.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;It may also sway students away from majors that don&rsquo;t have job prospects,&rdquo; says Hoyler. ISA recipients learn &ldquo;not only what a career may pay, but how stable it may be, what the future is like.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;We should invest in students the same way that we invest in startups,&rdquo; says Akers. &ldquo;Share equity.&rdquo;<br />\n With one difference: The college picks the student, so investors don&rsquo;t have a direct relationship with the student.</p>\n<p> PURDUE ISA recipient Paul Larora told me, &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t know who the investor is, but I&rsquo;d love to give him a hug or buy him a beer!&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;The institutions are saying, &lsquo;If I&rsquo;m operating as the middleman, I can make sure that no one&rsquo;s taking advantage of my students,&rsquo;&rdquo; explains Akers.<br />\n Sadly, many politicians would rather have the government handle student loans and charge all students the same rate.<br />\n President Barack Obama signed a student debt relief bill that he claimed would &ldquo;cut out private middlemen,&rdquo; meaning banks. He said that &ldquo;would save taxpayers $68 billion!&rdquo; It didn&rsquo;t. Costs to taxpayers increased.<br />\n Some politicians are so clueless that they still blame banks.<br />\n In one hearing, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., chair of the House Financial Services Committee, demanded JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon tell her, &ldquo;What are you guys doing to help us with this student loan debt?&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;We stopped doing all student lending,&rdquo; responded Dimon, pointing out that &ldquo;the government took over student lending in 2010.&rdquo;<br />\n Instead of forcing banks out of the loan business, we should get government out of it. Banks are in the business of assessing loan risk.<br />\n If actual private lenders, people with skin in the game, made loans, then they&rsquo;d care about being paid back.<br />\n They&rsquo;d tell students which majors might lead to higher-paying careers and warn them that studying sociology, art history or gender studies may make it tough to get out of debt.<br />\n But with the government charging the same rate to everyone, students don&rsquo;t have much incentive to think about that.<br />\n The Brookings Institution found that 28% of students don&rsquo;t even know they have a loan.<br />\n The market would make better judgments and stop students from starting their adult lives under a burden they may never escape.<br />\n Yet some people still call ISAs &ldquo;predatory&rdquo; because investors hope for profit. They say ISA makes students &ldquo;indentured servants.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> LARORA had a good answer to that, which is also serious advice: &ldquo;If you don&rsquo;t have a job, you&rsquo;re not paying anything! Where&rsquo;s the servitude in that?&rdquo;</p>\n', created = 1574020248, expire = 1574106648, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:3596071c46b9743399c7c5b626fa0f19' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>GENDER: October 16, 2019</p>\n<p>The media keep telling us: There&rsquo;s no difference between male and female brains.</p>\n<p> I DON&rsquo;T believe it. Many of you must be skeptical, too. Seventeen million people watched my old ABC show on sex differences, almost as many as watched &ldquo;Game of Thrones.&rdquo;<br />\n Nonetheless, people now fill auditoriums to hear neuroscientist Gina Rippon talk about her new book that claims &ldquo;New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds.&rdquo;<br />\n Rippon says it&rsquo;s important to tell people that sex isn&rsquo;t an important indicator in how brains work so we don&rsquo;t fall prey to stereotypes. &ldquo;You don&rsquo;t want an idea that this (difference) is something that&rsquo;s natural,&rdquo; she says in my new video.<br />\n &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not natural,&rdquo; I ask, &ldquo;that in school, more boys want to play football and more girls want to do ballet? I want to run and bang into people.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;Actually, girls might want to run and bang into people, but because there&rsquo;s an image that girls don&rsquo;t do that, they&rsquo;re stopped from doing that,&rdquo; she replies.<br />\n But in my reporting, I&rsquo;ve covered research that shows innate differences.<br />\n In one experiment, students were blindfolded and then walked through tunnels running underneath a college campus. When the women were asked the direction of a college building, they weren&rsquo;t so sure. One said: &ldquo;How would I know? I&rsquo;m blindfolded!&rdquo;<br />\n Men, however, tend to have better spatial awareness and retained a sense of which direction they&rsquo;d moved.<br />\n On the other hand, women have a better memory for detail.<br />\n In one test, students were told to wait in a cluttered room and later asked what was in that room.<br />\n Women often gave long answers like, &ldquo;There were envelopes, university envelopes, a thing of Clearasil, a Bazooka Joe comic...&rdquo;<br />\n Men were more likely to say, &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know ... some stuff.&rdquo;<br />\n Of course, maybe they&rsquo;d been molded by our sexist society &mdash; conditioned to do what&rsquo;s expected of men and women.<br />\n But I reminded Rippon that even tests on infants find differences. Baby boys look longer at objects, such as tractor parts. Infant girls stare at faces.<br />\n &ldquo;A third of the girls actually seem to respond more to the tractor parts,&rdquo; said Rippon.</p>\n<p> WHEN I pointed out that meant two-thirds of the girls did not, Rippon said that the experiment should be redone &ldquo;with a bigger set of newborns.&rdquo;<br />\n Maybe. But scientists shouldn&rsquo;t keep redoing experiments until they get results they like.<br />\n Some female scientists acknowledge that men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s brains are different.<br />\n &ldquo;You can tell, looking at brains, whether they belong to a male or a female 80% of the time,&rdquo; says evolutionary psychologist Diana Fleischman.<br />\n Also: &ldquo;Cultures around the world show very similar differences between men and women. Men are more likely to seek status; women are more likely to take care of children. Women are more likely to stay in the home; men are more likely to do dangerous, aggressive things like go to war.&rdquo;<br />\n I suggest that perhaps the sexes are alike and all cultures have imposed similar biases.<br />\n &ldquo;Look at nonhuman animals, monkeys: They don&rsquo;t have culture, yet there&rsquo;s still very large differences between males and females,&rdquo; she responds.<br />\n Among scientists, that&rsquo;s common opinion. The Journal of Neuroscience Research says 70 studies found differences. Boys, for example, are more likely to be autistic, to be colorblind and to have speech problems.<br />\n Even Gina Rippon says, &ldquo;I&rsquo;m definitely not a brain difference denier.&rdquo;<br />\n But her media coverage suggests she&rsquo;s discovered that male and female brains are the same.<br />\n &ldquo;It&rsquo;s an incredibly alluring message,&rdquo; says Fleishman with a laugh. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s really sad that it&rsquo;s not right!&rdquo;<br />\n Of course, science shouldn&rsquo;t seek an alluring message. It should just be about the truth.</p>\n<p> BUT THE truth doesn&rsquo;t stop politicians from demanding absolute equality in all things &mdash; even if men and women have different interests.<br />\n &ldquo;Saying that men and women have different aptitudes isn&rsquo;t sexism. It&rsquo;s a statement about the true nature of the world,&rdquo; says Fleischman. &ldquo;If we keep saying that those differences ... are because of sexism, nobody&rsquo;s going to end up happy with what they&rsquo;re doing, and we&rsquo;re going to keep making laws to remedy what&rsquo;s actually the result of freedom.&rdquo;</p>\n', created = 1574020248, expire = 1574106648, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:b84b77ecff559d507867754035219a5e' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>TULSI GABBARD: October 9, 2019</p>\n<p>Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is controversial within her party.<br />\n She says the U.S. should talk to its enemies. She was criticized for meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.</p>\n<p> BUT DEMOCRATS were supposed to be the anti-war party, I say to her in my newest video.<br />\n &ldquo;They&rsquo;re heavily influenced by a foreign policy establishment ... whose whole power base is built around continuing this status quo,&rdquo; Gabbard tells me. &ldquo;So much so, to the point where when I&rsquo;m calling for an end to these wasteful wars, they&rsquo;re saying, &lsquo;Well, gosh, Tulsi, why are you such an isolationist?&rsquo; As though the only way that we can relate with other countries in the world is by bombing them.&rdquo;<br />\n Gabbard is a veteran, and now says, &ldquo;Honor our servicemen and women by only sending them on missions that are worthy of their sacrifice.&rdquo;<br />\n She enlisted because of the 9/11 attacks. However, there, too, she thought a limited response was necessary but now says that our government has &ldquo;used that attack on 9/11 to begin to wage a whole series of counterproductive regime-change wars, overthrowing authoritarian dictators in other countries, wars that have proven to be very costly to our servicemembers.&rdquo;<br />\n She blames both parties. &ldquo;I call out leaders in my own party and leaders in the Republican Party (and all) who are heavily influenced by the military-industrial complex that profits heavily off of us continuing to wage these counterproductive wars.&rdquo;<br />\n She also wants to end our big domestic war, the war on drugs. She&rsquo;d start by legalizing marijuana.<br />\n &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve never smoked marijuana,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;I never will. I&rsquo;ve never drunk alcohol. I&rsquo;ve chosen not to in my life, but this is about free choice. And if somebody wants to do that, our country should not be making a criminal out of them.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> EVEN IF they use stronger drugs? Heroin? Meth?<br />\n &ldquo;That&rsquo;s the direction that we need to take,&rdquo; she says.<br />\n Although Gabbard just barely polls well enough to make the Democratic debates, she made a big impact at one debate by basically knocking Sen. Kamala Harris out of the race.<br />\n Gabbard simply pointed out Harris&rsquo; hypocrisy in suddenly becoming a criminal justice reformer.<br />\n Gabbard said, &ldquo;She put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana.&rdquo;<br />\n That debate clash crushed Harris in betting predictions about who the Democratic nominee would be. Harris&rsquo; numbers started dropping from that moment, and she quickly fell from first place to, as I write this, seventh.<br />\n Good for Gabbard for bringing up the drug war &mdash; and for running an ad that at least mentions America&rsquo;s huge federal debt.<br />\n But like most Democrats, Gabbard would spend billions on expensive new programs, funding it with military cuts.<br />\n But Bernie Sanders admits that &ldquo;Medicare for All&rdquo; alone would cost $3 trillion. The budget for the entire military, by comparison, is $700 billion per year.<br />\n &ldquo;The money that we are going to save by ending these wasteful wars &mdash; you&rsquo;re right, it won&rsquo;t cover every other thing that we need to accomplish,&rdquo; Gabbard admits.</p>\n<p> AT LEAST she&rsquo;s willing to debate with me. No one else polling over 1% has been willing so far.<br />\n &ldquo;Our leaders are increasingly unwilling to sit down with those who may be &lsquo;on the other team,&rsquo;&rdquo; she explains. &ldquo;Look, I love my country. You love our country. Let&rsquo;s come together as Americans with appreciation for our constitution, our freedoms, civil liberties and rights, and have this civil discourse and dialogue about how we can move forward together.&rdquo;</p>\n', created = 1574020249, expire = 1574106649, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:198c836eefdf7d04f41d48a9e80722cc' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>CENSORSHIP: October 2, 2019</p>\n<p>I now make my living by releasing short videos on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.<br />\n I assumed you who subscribed to my feed or became Facebook &ldquo;friends&rdquo; would receive that video every Tuesday.<br />\n Wrong! Turns out social media companies send our posts to only some of our friends. (That&rsquo;s why I ask for your email address. Then they can&rsquo;t cut us off.)<br />\n Why might they cut us off?</p>\n<p> ONE REASON is that we&rsquo;d drown in a fire hose of information if they showed us everything. The companies&rsquo; algorithms cleverly just send us what the computer determines we&rsquo;ll like.<br />\n Another reason may be that the companies are biased against conservative ideas.<br />\n They deny that. But look at their actions. Social media companies say they forbid posts that &ldquo;promote violence,&rdquo; including ones that encourage violence offline.<br />\n But antifa groups that promote violence still have accounts. The Twitter account of the group in Portland, Oregon, that recently beat up journalist Andy Ngo. leaving him with brain damage, is still up.<br />\n &ldquo;In Austin, they were calling for a paramilitary operation!&rdquo; says Glenn Beck. That antifa group&rsquo;s Facebook account is also still up, even though it links to a manifesto calling for opponents to be &ldquo;beaten bloody.&rdquo;<br />\n &nbsp;In my newest video, Beck, who runs a big media operation called the Blaze, says social media companies push a leftist agenda.<br />\n &ldquo;They manipulate algorithms to reshape our world.&rdquo;<br />\n Beck himself hasn&rsquo;t been banned, but he says Facebook limits his reach, putting him in a &ldquo;digital ghetto.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;They&rsquo;re shaping you,&rdquo; he warns.<br />\n Is it true?<br />\n Although I&rsquo;m not a conservative, sometimes I do notice odd things happening with my posts.<br />\n On average, my videos get more than a million views. But when I did a one that criticized Facebook, that video got half as many views.<br />\n Because Facebook didn&rsquo;t show it to many people?<br />\n I can&rsquo;t know. Facebook won&rsquo;t say.<br />\n Today, social media companies are pressured to cut off anyone spreading hate. In response, YouTube and Facebook say they now even demote content that almost violates policies.<br />\n But those antifa accounts are still up.<br />\n By contrast, Beck says, conservative accounts are censored merely for making fun of Democrats.<br />\n &nbsp;&ldquo;Remember the person who slowed down (a video of House Speaker Nancy) Pelosi?&rdquo; he asked.<br />\n The video made Pelosi sound drunk. It went viral, but once Facebook got complaints, the company announced it &ldquo;dramatically reduced its distribution.&rdquo;<br />\n When Facebook did that, notes Beck, &ldquo;The person in charge happened to be one of the leaders in Nancy Pelosi&rsquo;s office who had just left to go to work for Facebook.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> I TOLD Beck that Facebook hires some Republicans. &ldquo;They do,&rdquo; he replied, &ldquo;but only about 20%, and not in top level positions.&rdquo;<br />\n The site Spinquark did the research Beck cites, finding dozens of Democratic campaign workers who now work for social media companies.<br />\n Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once invited Beck and some others to come to his offices to talk about bias.<br />\n &ldquo;I sat with him and he said, &lsquo;Why would we do that?&rsquo; And I said, &lsquo;I want to believe you, but your actions don&rsquo;t match.&rsquo;&rdquo;<br />\n Beck was also unhappy with conservatives at that meeting. &ldquo;Some said, &lsquo;Mark, solve this by having affirmative action. ... For every liberal you hire, hire a conservative.&rsquo;&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t want that!&rdquo; Beck said. &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t need more regulation!&rdquo;<br />\n We don&rsquo;t.<br />\n But it&rsquo;s human nature, when people see a problem, to demand government do something.<br />\n Beck himself fell prey to that when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed she saw border guards telling migrants to drink water from toilets. On his radio show, Beck said government should &ldquo;prosecute anyone making outrageous charges like this!&rdquo;<br />\n I gave him a hard time about that. &ldquo;You want prosecution of members of Congress who say nonsense?!&rdquo;<br />\n Beck laughed and quickly walked his statement back. &ldquo;John, I speak five hours off script every day. ... There&rsquo;s a lot that I vomit out.&rdquo;<br />\n The solution?<br />\n &ldquo;No censorship,&rdquo; says Beck.<br />\n &ldquo;Publish everything?&rdquo; I asked.<br />\n &ldquo;Yes!&rdquo; answered Beck. &ldquo;We can handle it. Stop treating us like children.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> I AGREE. On at least some platforms, all speech should be free. The more that is blocked, the less we learn.</p>\n', created = 1574020249, expire = 1574106649, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:c4156f92f53345715dd8c220e2af149c' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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John Stossel

11/12/2019 - 10:12pm
CURRENCY: November 6, 2019 House members summoned Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to Washington, D.C., and grilled him — harshly — about his plan to create a new currency, Libra. “Why should we trust you?!” asked Congressman Mike Doyle. I LIKED it when Zuckerberg said, “I actually don’t know if Libra’s going to work, but I believe that it’s...
11/03/2019 - 8:38pm
MIDDLE EAST: October 30, 2019 Four years ago, the media were talking about a “Libertarian Moment.” I had high hopes! SEN. RAND Paul ran for president, promising to “take our country back from special interests.” But his campaign never took off.  He “shouldn’t even be on the stage,” said Donald...
10/26/2019 - 11:26pm
STUDENT DEBT: October 23, 2019 Student loan debt keeps growing. There is a better solution than the ones politicians offer, which stick the taxpayer or the loan lenders with the whole bill. It’s called an “income share agreement.” INVESTORS give money to a college, and the college then gives a free or partially free education...
10/20/2019 - 10:32pm
GENDER: October 16, 2019 The media keep telling us: There’s no difference between male and female brains. I DON’T believe it. Many of you must be skeptical, too. Seventeen million people watched my old ABC show on sex differences, almost as many as watched “Game of Thrones.” Nonetheless, people now fill auditoriums to...
10/11/2019 - 5:04pm
TULSI GABBARD: October 9, 2019 Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is controversial within her party. She says the U.S. should talk to its enemies. She was criticized for meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. BUT DEMOCRATS were supposed to be the anti-war party, I say to her in my newest video. “They’re heavily...
10/05/2019 - 11:09pm
CENSORSHIP: October 2, 2019 I now make my living by releasing short videos on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I assumed you who subscribed to my feed or became Facebook “friends” would receive that video every Tuesday. Wrong! Turns out social media companies send our posts to only some of our friends. (That’s why I...
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