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CBC Content Disabled: January 20, 2016

‘Affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch will return to U.S. within weeks, lawyers say

Youth’s attorneys are reversing previous legal challenge against deportation from Mexico

The Associated Press Posted: Jan 20, 2016 8:13 PM ET

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/affluenza-teen-us-mexico-1.3412840?__vfz=profile_comment%3D3832200002361

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I guess we’ll find out when we learn Marco Muzzo’s sentence for wiping out an entire family. If he ends up getting two-years-less-a-day at Maplehurst or Lindsay, then there’s your answer.

 

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“Some peoples’ children.” — Richard Harrison, Sr. (aka “Old Man”; Pawn Stars)

Some Peoples Children Richard Harrison Sr

 

 

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Can’t be that bad for him. I mean, he obviously would rather be in Mexico than Texas.
The Cure for Affluenza
The University of Minnesota’s Spankalogical Protocol (The Simpsons)
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There is no freedom without the freedom to say “no”! — Michael Rivero, www.WhatReallyHappened.com

 

 

 

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CBC Content Disabled: January 19, 2016

‘Jihadi John’ confirmed dead by ISIS-linked media outlet

U.S. military said in November it believed the ISIS extremist was killed in a drone strike

The Associated Press Posted: Jan 19, 2016 4:18 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 20, 2016 12:38 AM ET

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/jihadi-john-dead-isis-1.3410824

After suffering the embarrassment of having comments with dozens, even hundreds, of likes before being killed, MotherCorp is back to pre-censoring comments. In reportage about “Jihadi John’s” death, the vast majority of comments called out the CBC’s bullshit. And those were just the ones that were “approved.”

 

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Hey, Keith, I got a couple of dozen comments “waiting for moderation by the site (SITE?) administrator.” Says here there are 249 comments. The oldest one is 18 hours old, the newest SIX HOURS old. Lotta people calling out the bullshit on this one, eh, Bilous?
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A figurehead? Or an actor?
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Tired of 1040? Try 1776! — Michael Rivero, www.WhatReallyHappened.com

CBC Content Disabled: November 30, 2015

Trudeau children’s nannies being paid for by taxpayers

Caregivers will be paid $15-$20 an hour during the day and $11-$13 hourly at night

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/justin-trudeau-nannies-taxpayers-1.3344533

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Context: Why don’t YOU run for office: “I’m not a psychopathic liar willing to tell anybody what they want to hear, willing to sell my own mother for a dollar and willing to subvert myself and my country to a foreign power. So, in short, I don’t have a prayer (of) being elected under the current system.”

CBC Content Disabled: October 16, 2015

U.S. Abandoning Goal of Building New Syria Rebel Force

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Relax. Read the comments. We’re winning. And these are just the comments that aren’t memory-holed by ICUC. The neocons are in a panic because Russia is exposing this hoax. (3 likes).

ISIS Figures Killed in Iraq Air Strike; Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Not Believed Among Them

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I’m no shill. I do live in Canada. And I do have a brain. I also read the CBC’s reports about CSIS agent Mohammed al-Rashad smuggling teen British girls into Syria to “fight” for “ISIS. And I know about John McCain meeting with al-Baghdadi. And John McCain ISIS selfies. I know “we” have been air dropping supplies and materiel on ISIS positions in Syria. And even giving them a fleet of Toyota pick-up trucks. The Russians have accomplished in Syria what “we” couldn’t do in two years. (2 likes).
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John McCain prefers to listen to ISIS, too. So does CSIS (See Mohammed al-Rashad)

What Happens if Harper Wins the Most Seats But Not for a Majority?

(Context: The current story is not being pre-moderated because it is after hours)

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It’s not early where the censors live (1 like)

Stephen Harper Seeks to Tap Into Ford Nation Base

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Yeah, good luck with that, Steve. And BTW, I donated to Ford’s campaign. I did not (and do not) live in Toronto. Of course, at the time, I didn’t know Ford was a pathological liar and a drug addict and had a personal and family criminal history. I repudiated my previous support of Stephen Harper (circa 2006) and quickly repudiated my support for Ford when I learned I had been had AGAIN. Too bad there are so many simple-minded neocons that just can admit they have been had, too. (1 like).

CBC censoring comments mentioning role of SSRIs and other prescription drugs in mass shootings

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/charleston-slayings-lead-to-changing-attitude-on-confederate-flag-1.3123980

And not for the first time.

Every time there has been a mass-shooting and “everyone” is calling for guns to be banned, I have brought up the fact that in EVERY INSTANCE, the purported shooter’s mind has been fried by various psychiatric medications. Often the kind seen on U.S. network television news commercial breaks.

Here’s a peek at what The C.B.C.’s its commenting service Viafoura and its moderator (censor) ICUC found so objectionable:

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Charleston slayings lead to changing attitude on Confederate flag Just curious, as a service to the clients of its reputation management services, are Viafoura and ICUC still blocking comments that ask about the kinds of prescription drugs Dyllan Roof was taking? Or does using the term “SSRIs” still earn me a “content disabled?” I guess I’ll find out soon enough.

While all other comments were being posted immediately, this comment had enough keywords in it to flag it for “review” by the moderator (censor). It was deleted within minutes.

A few minutes later…

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Charleston slayings lead to changing attitude on Confederate flag @joseph Arlington Virginia And they also just happen to have their brains fried by prescription drugs. Should be ban the process of doctors handing out psychiatric medication like candy, earning Big Pharma, Big Media and the doctors themselves billions of dollars annually? No, no, no. Let’s all ban the guns. (oooh, here it comes: content disabled – I mentioned the SSRI thing)

I then taunted the moderator, posting the word “SSRIs” ten times in rapid succession. Each actually got a “like” before being removed within three minutes.

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ICUC Moderation’s (http://www.icucmoderation.com/) job is to provide a “reputation management” service for its clients, which obviously include Big Pharma.

I honestly thought CBC was past this, as very few of its stories are “pre-moderated” now. In the past, ALL comments were reviewed before being posted. But I suppose when you mess with the advertisers, you’re going to get smacked down.

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My last comment on the subject…

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I like how my comments regarding the effects of SSRIs and prescription drugs got likes before they were deleted.

I’m putting my comments and your censorship on my website, LettersToTheBeast, where you can’t take them down.

I win.

You lose.

…Is still there. For now.

I have a message for the CBC, Viafoura and especially ICUC: I will be posting EVERY comment you delete on LettersToTheBeast from now on as a means of demonstrating your pettiness. ICUC, you may claim to be able to “manage” (ie censor) social media and the larger internet.

You can’t.

You fail.

Submitted to CBC’s “feedback” page (synopsis: eff yoo, I’m done)

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One of the CBC’s thousands of “moderators” ensures nothing offends their website readers’ fragile little minds.

(Maybe when I have the time, I’ll log back in to my account, copy and paste all my rejected comments—ltb)

http://www.icucmoderation.com/

http://viafoura.com/

I’m done with the C.B.C.

I have left literally thousands of comments on hundreds of news stories. I am sick and tired of expecting a fifty – fifty chance of my comments seeing the light of day. I was always diligent about making sure my remarks conformed to your “community guidelines.” I didn’t make slanderous remarks. I didn’t cuss. I stayed on topic. I rarely even used capital letters. Unless of course I was talking about the CBC. In which case, I wrote it as C.B.C.

At first, it was obvious that my comments were being “disabled” for no other reason than they offended the political sensibilities of your censor. And yes, they are censors. Then I looked into Viafoura. And then I.C.U.C. I learned how I.C.U.C., in particular, was in the business of the “management” of their clients’ reputations on-line.

For comments involving mass-shootings, I would ask what medications the shooter might have been on. I would “talk” about S.S.R.I.s. I would refer to the possibility that the shooter may have been using products which are advertised on evening newscasts in the United States. Such comments, or mere references, were always deleted. I guess I.C.U.C. must count pharmaceutical companies amongst their clients.

Comments about Israel? Citizens of Israel? Members of the financial industry? Oh, you bet. Gone. Expressing my disdain for people who behave like Nazis? “Content disabled.”

Complaining about the manipulation of the stock market, or the over-representation of Goldman Sachs alumni in governments around the world were also magnets for “content disabled.”

Using the words “Peter Mansbridge?” Content disabled.

When somebody would respond to a comment making some reference to my wearing a tin-foil hat (isn’t that a violation of your community guidelines right there?) I would point out how many of the things Big Media talks about now were the domain of “conspiracy kooks” only a year ago. Such responses are routinely blocked.

So somebody can use your comments section to call me a tin-foil hat wearer. But I can’t say that maybe it’s time for the CBC to head down to Austin, Texas and interview Alex Jones. Again. Which you did, by the way.

Mentioning that Pamela Wallen and Mike Duffy used to be CBC employees? As did fellow high-flyers Michaelle Jean and Adrienne Clarkson? Zap! You people are such control freaks that I can’t even mention your former colleagues?

So when a story has 500 or 1,000 comments (or more), what is the actual number? And how many of those comments were “disabled” in order to deceive readers into believing something that isn’t true?

Upon further research, I read a Bloomberg News article about Viafoura and how my comments would end up on some laptop computer in any given far-off country. Whether it would be “approved” is at the whim of some college student in Mexico, the Philippines or Israel.

I would not be as upset if every other news outlet operated in the same way. But they don’t. I will concede that the comments section of the Toronto Sun is well suited to their readership. But the fact is the Globe and Mail and National Post have just as many challenges regarding language, libel, bullying, etc, as you do. But they don’t resort to pre-censoring comments. And they still manage to have lively debates and intelligent discourse. As an aside, I used to participate in the Sun’s comments section, but I became confused over whether I was a right-wing lunatic or a left-tard lieberal so I left them.

I’m not going to waste my time on you people any longer. I went into my PCTools setting and set up cbc.ca as a banned website in my house. While perusing Google news, this will prevent any of us from clicking on one of your stories by mistake. We do not have cable, so we’re not funding you. Of course, you still have a direct – albeit diminishing – pipeline into my paycheque. But hopefully that will change soon.

We don’t have cable so you’re not getting my money that way.

When the next round of cuts is announced, you’d better not count on people like me to rally to your support. At this point, the CBC can rot for all I care. If I can’t even leave a comment on your website that questions what medication a dead criminal is on or point out war atrocities in the middle east, you are no better than Fox News.

I have a brain so I don’t believe most of what is reported anyway. And I wasn’t afraid to express such skepticism in your comments section. Every once in a while, such sentiments actually made it past your censors.

I sure am happy Russia Today makes itself available on-line, free of charge. And they have an uncensored comments site.

The question I have to ask as a taxpayer is this: How much money is the C.B.C. spending on censoring its comments section. And how, exactly, do you think that is helping matters any? I mean, it’s not as if such information isn’t readily available elsewhere.

I’ve wasted as much time with you people as I care to. I’m done. I’m out. Good luck on the next round of lay-offs.