CBC amd ICUC continue to scrub any mention from their comment sections that Heir Hillary may have some, ahem, legal challenges ahead of her. They are also hostile to any historical reference to a president, or presidential candidate, not previously anointed by israel and the colonial establishment.
The usual CBC / ICUC censorship going on here when it comes to Hitlery. Complimenting her orange outfit, which she is quite fond of wearing (get used to it, honey!) and accurately quoting her infamous “We came, we saw, he died! Ha! Ha! Ha!” were killed before they lived.
I have been a Canadian Netflix subscriber for five years. Or, about as long as they have been in Canada. One of the things I learned is how limited their content is, compared to American customers who, historically have been paying the same monthly charge as Canadians (Netflix charges their Canadian customers in Canadian dollars, which currently valued lower than the American dollar, but for the past five years has been nearly at par or even higher than the U.S. dollar). Yet Canadian Netflix content is about half that of its American titles.
Like millions of other Canadian Netflix subscribers, I added on a service called Unblock-us (www.unblock-us.com). To access that American content. For that, I paid an extra US$50 per year. Unblock-us, and companies like it, made available to Canadians services Americans take for granted: Amazon Video, Hulu, and even many YouTube videos which are restricted from being viewed outside the U.S. (Comedy Central clips, for example). These VPN “unblockers” have been popular with on-line consumers around the world, not just in Canada. While Netflix has been publicly opposed to unauthorized viewers of its American-only content, it has been privately permissive. Until Last month, that is. Netflix announced it would be cracking down on verboten viewers such as myself “within the coming weeks.” And in my case, last night, Netflix followed through on its threat.
When the original Netflix announcement was made, my wife and I decided, as a matter of principle, we would pull the plug on Netflix. We both despise being taken for granted as paying customers. By any company. So, last night as I was attempting to watch a forbidden American title (an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as I recall) a message popped up: “You appear to be using an unblocker or VPN service. Please log back-in on a standard connection.” Or something to that affect. In short, I was caught out.
So I called Netflix. My call was answered in a minute. Gotta give them credit for that. And my call was answered by an American. Give them credit for that, too (you folks over there in Bangalore and Manilla, you just can’t quite pull it off with those fake American accents. ). The man answered. As usual, when you call Netflix, the people who answer sound like they are on drugs and having a good time. Nothing wrong with that. “Hi! Welcome to Netflix. My name is Miles. Who do I have the awesome pleasure of speaking with this evening?” I didn’t answer his question, I got right to the point. “I want to cancel my account.”
Miles replied, “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that.” Of course, he said “sorry” like a damned Canadian. After my having supplied all the pertinent details to identify myself and discouraging his attempts to get into chit-chat (at one point, I said, “Can we get this done?”) he finally asked why I was cancelling. Programming? Just not interested? I simply replied, “Unblock us. Canada.” He simply said, “Oh…”
Netflix was one of the few remaining American technology accounts in my life that I paid for. Like many people around the world, after Snowden I started disassociating myself with U.S. tech. I cut off my toll-free fax internet fax service. I stopped using Microsoft’s cloud service in favor of a Swiss outfit. I also started using a Switzerland-based e-mail service (www.Swissmail.org). Other than this WordPress account, Netflix was pretty much all that was left. And now, that’s gone.
Countries such as Russia, China, Brazil and even Saudi Arabia are weaning themselves off of The Dollar. The rest of the world doesn’t want U.S. agriculture because of Monsanto. Russia has declared U.S. “food” imports unsafe for human consumption. Growth hormones found in American milk are forbidden elsewhere. However, the rest of the world does want Hollywood (“Hollywood” of course, meaning London. Or Auckland. Or Sydney. Vancouver. Toronto, and everywhere else Hollywood movies are made. Except Hollywood, it seems). And we were willing to go to extraordinary lengths to access it. But Hollywood has made it clear, by pressuring Netflix, that it doesn’t want us.
The irony, in my case, is that my home is right smack dab on the border in Niagara Falls, Ontario. I can see the Robert Moses Parkway outside my window. I can hear the trains blowing their horns. I can hear the fire engines and the police cars (lots of police cars; Niagara Falls, N.Y. is a very exciting place). And, just to be fair, the good people of Niagara Falls, N.Y. can hear our tourist helicopters as they transport a tiny fraction of the millions of people visiting Niagara Falls, Ontario every year. But I’m just not close enough for Netflix.
No city in the United States has suffered more from the U.S. government’s “post-nine-eleven” hostility to foreigners than Niagara Falls, New York. The city resembles a small version of Detroit. Block after block of burnt-out, dilapidated and otherwise abandoned houses, commercial buildings and vacant lots. Rampant petty crime. Niagara Falls police officers carry storm window plastic and duct tape with them to get car owners whose windows have been smashed back home. The former Rainbow Centre Mall, located at the U.S. end of the Rainbow Bridge, has been vacant for a decade. There is a small pocket of retail (Niagara Factory Outlets, Wal-Mart, Wegmans) but that is in the Town of Niagara, not the city itself. And it is miles from the border. With the currency and oil price wars pushing the Canadian dollar down to punishing depths, the Delta Sonic gas station on Niagara Falls Boulevard, which used to be backed up on to the street with Ontario-plated cars waiting to enter, is now deserted. It will be interesting to see how long the Walden Galleria Mall in suburban Buffalo can hold out. Like many business in western New York, it flies a Canadian flag at the entrance to its property along with the U.S. flag, so that gives you some indication of how valued Canadian customers are to its business.
Niagara Falls isn’t the only American city being shunned by visitors. Hoteliers in Las Vegas have been practically giving their rooms away for years now. Michael Rivero of WhatReallyHappened (www.whatreallyhappened.com) regularly reports on his program that tourism has been on the decline in his home state of Hawaii for years, as well. Rivero refers to the TSA as the “Tourism Suppression Agency.”
And now, the U.S government, and even industry itself, wants to do to America what is has done to Niagara Falls.
One might ask, what were those forbidden American titles my foreign eyes were viewing without authorization? Well, I used to watch old sixties and seventies programs like Dragnet, Adam-12, Emergency. Netflix never carried Green Acres or ChiPS, so that was kind of a shame (yeah, I know Estrada was corny and silly, but the show was still fun to watch). I used to watch the original Star Trek series. I watched spin-offs Deep Space Nine, Voyager, the ill-fated Enterprise. I can still access (provided I remained a paying subscriber) Star Trek: The Next Generation and The X-Files.
The upside of ditching Netflix is I can now call my local cable company, the moribund and pathetic Cogeco Cable, and downgrade my internet service since I won’t need that super premium unlimited package any longer. That ought to save me $20 or $30 a month. And during my “weekend” (Thursdays and Fridays) I can catch up on Ron Gibson’s WhatReallyHappenedvideo podcasts on YouTube.
The simple fact is, I don’t need you, Netflix. And I don’t need you, either, Hollywood. I don’t watch television (other than the aforementioned Netflix “re-runs”). In fact, you’ve been an extension of BDS for years now. Apple sales are in decline. Microsoft and Google are in panic mode because they are seen as agents of the N.S.A.
You don’t want my money, Hollywood? Fine. I’ll keep it.
As for Unblock-us, thank you for years of great service. I know you did your best. But when you get down to it, Netflix just didn’t want our business and was willing to fight to the mat to make sure you didn’t give it to them for us.
As usual, CBC and its censors at ICUC gave free reign to commenters who ridiculed the “conspiracy theorists.” Facts and arguments responding to those comments were deleted, despite being fully within CBC’s “community guidelines.”
While I was annoyed in the past with such censorship, I now post my comments with the expectation they will be killed. For that reason, I am now making a point of quoting the comment I am replying to within my own comment so its context is clear when I post it on LettersToTheBeast.com.
Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright introduced Hillary Clinton at an event in New Hampshire on Saturday, telling the crowd and voters in general: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”
But…never it let it be said ICUC’s censors don’t have a sense of humour:
It was a bonanza for Keith Bilous’s CBC News censors as the clamp down on free speech continues. Comments that criticized CBC, reminded readers and viewers about babies, incubators and weapons of mass destruction were killed before they lived. Invitations for fellow readers to simply google “John Mc Cain and ISIS” were similarly “disabled.”
The comments that I would have expected to see from other like-minded readers were nowhere to be found.
This is a copy of an e-mail I sent to Mrs. Joly regarding CBC commenting censorship having gone into overdrive. I’ll make it so simple that even you people can understand it: I know you’re full of it. Millions of Canadians know you’re full of it. And clamping down on the comments won’t make a difference. See my “disabled” comments on my own website, http://www.LettersToTheBeast.com. You’ve given me quite a collection this week.
You know you’re just making fools of yourself, right?
I like how my comment last week reminding viewers / readers that CBC told us about babies and incubators 25 years ago, and Saddam’s Nukular Bombs 14 years ago. And that fairy tales about “ISIS” ought to be taken in the same light. I also like how your censors at ICUC are also clamping down on any mention of googling John McCain and ISIS.
What a nice picture.
So go ahead. Eliminate the comments section. Admit you’re bullshitting us. Not sure how Keith Bilous is going to pay for his Tesla. But go ahead and do it anyway. That’s one less wasteful thing taxpayers will have to fund.
Dear Mrs. Joly:
Please find attached a letter I wrote (via paper snail mail) to Peter Mansbridge, CBC’s “chief correspondent” and host of their show, “The National.” I wrote this letter on December 31, 2015.
To put it bluntly, I am sick and tired of being constantly lied to and propagandized. The letter makes reference to the censorship in the comments sections of CBC.ca. Since then, that level of censorship has become even more draconian. My own website, http://www.LettersToTheBeast.com, has examples of comments CBC has removed for no reason other than they conflict with a political or corporate agenda. If this were CTV, the Toronto Globe and Mail, the National Post or any other private media empire, I would not care. Newsrooms are closing around the world and jobs are being shed by the thousands as people cease paying to be b.s.’d. But in the case of the CBC, it’s ours. We own it. When they are deceiving us, propagandizing us and outright lying to us, I have every right as a Canadian citizen and a Canadian taxpayer to complain.
As of just this past week, the censorship on CBC.ca has gone into overdrive. Almost all my posts have been “disabled.” And posts from other commenters which regular readers would expect to call out the crap are missing.
I’ll keep this simple: when a simple google search “John McCain ISIS” turns up literally thousands of copies of pictures of U.S. Senator John McCain meeting with “Abu Bakhr al-Baghdadi” (aka Simon Elliot), and other members of “ISIS,” and when the CBC itself has reported that a CSIS agent, Mohammed al-Rashad, was caught smuggling teenage British girls into Syria to “fight” for ISIS, and when Mr. al-Rashad’s “payment” was to be Canadian citizenship awarded by the former Foreign Minister, and when the aforementioned “Mr. al-Baghdadi” – prior to his most recent death – died on April 28, 2015 in israel, attended to by israeli doctors, as reported by that bastion of whacko conspiracy theories, the Jerusalem Post…I could go on with the, ahem, contradictions. And recent media reports have suggested that Mr. Elliot here has come back to life for the third time and is living in northern Iraq. I mean, come on, seriously?
Of course, the previous Harper Regime was the same regime which gave two unknown israeli Mossad agents instant Canadian citizenship after carrying out the murder of
Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai. I can only imagine what other crimes were committed over the past decade purportedly in our name. Mind you, when you have a foreign minister who sends the matriarch of a known drug dealing family down to Miami to be “our” consul general, it’s not as if we ought to have the highest expectations of legality and morality in the first place. And this is the guy who made a career out of putting people in prison for victimless crimes.
When the corporate media (presstitutes and whorespondents, to use the terminology of former frequent CBC guest Gerald Celente) are busy trying to tell me stories about ISIS and terrorists and we (as in our children – ours, not yours, mind you) need to go over and kill them, I need only be reminded that these are the same people who told me about babies and incubators 25 years ago, and Saddam’s Nukular Bombs over a decade ago.
To put it succinctly: We know you’re lying, CBC.
I do want to close by telling how much I admire your colleague, Harjit Sajjan, the defense minister. And I’m as conservative as they come (conservative, not fascist; there is a big difference). I used to live at Marine and Fraser 14 years ago. And if I still did, I would have voted for Mr. Sajjan. And I’ve never voted Liberal in my life. Millions of Canadians such as myself live in hope that Mr. Sajjan has come to the same conclusion that we have: the war of terror is a farce, a fraud and a hoax and so is “ISIS.”
The messages I want taken away from this letter are these: First, stop funding the CBC’s lies; and stop Canada’s participation in the u.s. and israeli War of Terror. And get on with it and put a stop to the war on drugs. I never even touch the stuff and I can see how hypocritical and destructive it has become. Nicholson would take some poor fool from Little Burgundy or Jane and Finch or Surrey and lock him up and throw away the key. Meanwhile, when Patrick Brazeau or Rahim Jaffer inadvertently wind up in court, they need only show the judge their “Kiss My Ass” card and walk out the door with a big grin on their respective faces.
Besides yourself, Mrs. Joly, this letter is sent to Messrs. Sajjan and Trudeau, as well as the disgraced former Foreign Minister and M.P. for Niagara Falls Rob Nicholson, who belongs in The Hague along with the rest of the former Harper War Crime Regime. I didn’t vote for the Liberal Party. In fact I voted for the NDP for the first time in my life because theirs was the only leader who was promising fiscal sanity in Ottawa. And in Niagara Falls, Ontario, they happened to have had the best local candidate running. I’m sorry she didn’t win and that the money up in Niagara-On-The-Lake defeated the good people of Niagara Falls and Fort Erie ONCE AGAIN. Having said that, if your government turns on your Liberal supporters the way Barack Hussein Obama stabbed his supporters in the back by carrying on the neocon agenda, you are going to have tens of millions of pissed off Canadians to deal with.
I think you know what John F. Kennedy said about peaceful revolution having been made impossible. We’re almost there. Trust me.
This letter will be posted (when I have time) on LettersToTheBeast.com.
CBC, Peter Mansbridge: Cut the crap, Tell the truth or shut up.
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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s false flag operation against its own website continues unabated as comments are left awaiting “moderation” for hours. And many comments simply drop out of the queue and are automatically killed after the 24-hour commenting window closes.
You’d think ICUC management – starting with Keith BIlous – and its legions of twits around the world censoring free speech would be smart enough to realize they are cutting their own throats.
CBC and its censors are particularly hostile towards comments which remind viewers that three of the most prominent “Muslim” terrorists used to be jews.
Whether it’s because the Clinton Foundation is a paying client of ICUC’s “reputation management” service, or because of the political sympathies of the individual censors, or a combination of both, any negative mention of the Clintons will be blocked from CBC.ca. Even factually quoting Hillary’s infamous, “We came, we saw, he died! Ha! Ha! Ha.”
CBC and ICUC are always quick to kill comments which, even when generalizing, depict politicians as liars, criminals and psychopaths.
But…but…but..THEY ARE liars, criminals and psychopaths!
Commenters had to endure CBC’s new “moderation” policy which holds comments in queue for hours, lest the Proles say something unfortunate. Despite these efforts, my comment still earned three likes before the censors came back and killed it.
As an aside, note the comment above in reference to the Oregon stand-off:” Between Patriots and a psychopathic, criminal u.s. government, I’ll side with the Patriots in a heartbeat. ”
Not only is it remarkable that this one got past the censors, but it garnered six likes and, most astonishingly, didn’t generate any hateful replies. The only critical reply was some cop-sucker who said, “Patriots, the last refuge of the scoundrel.” In fact, most of the comments regarding Oregon are overwhelmingly in favour of the militiamen.
Yet the CBC and the other bullshit media are too stupid – or at least wilfully ignorant – to understand this. The internet audience is not a bunch of loony, leftist government-lovers. We have access to other means of information and we know when we are being lied to and manipulated.
In 2003, many of us were old enough to remember how the media who told us about Saddam’s Nukular Bombs also told us about Iraqi soldiers stealing incubators. In 2012, as media was abuzz with news about Bashar Assad using chemical weapons against his own Alawite supporters, right in front of U.N. inispectors on the very day of their visit, we remembered tales about Weapons of Mass Destruction. And now, more than half of our American friends reject the ridiculous and implausible conspiracy theory which suggests 19 brown guys living in caves caused a complete stand-down of the United States (and Canadian) military, managed to take over four passenger air-liners with box cutters, and – in three cases – fly them into their intended targets with perfect precision, despite havinig little flight training and absolutely no experience.
The lies are just getting more and more absurd and insulting. But, again, the governments and its accomplice bullshit media who put them out are either too stupid to understand this. Or they just don’t care.
Remember this the next time they put out a story (and “story” is exactly what it is) about the global warming hoax. Governments and the Rothschilds banks who run them need that money.