January 9, 2018

Google’s ‘Fact-Check’ Operation Targets Conservatives, Let Lying Libs Slide

Today, the Daily Caller exposed how Google’s fake news-flagging and evaluating operation works. To the non-surprise of those who have not trusted the titans of tech in this area since Facebook was caught proactively censoring conservative content in the Spring of 2016, Google’s effort almost exclusively targets conservative content and websites for critical evaluations, and gives serially truth-challenged outlets on the left and the so-called mainstream press a virtual pass.

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NY Times, After Bundy Mistrial: See, Fears of ‘Omnipotent’ Government Are Overblown

Monday afternoon, in what the Associated Press correctly called “a stunning failure” by federal prosecutors, Cliven Bundy “walked out of a federal courthouse in Las Vegas as a free man.” Bundy’s freedom came after U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed charges against him, two sons, and a supporter “with prejudice,” meaning (barring a successful Hail Mary appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court by prosecutors) they cannot face trial again. In reaction, a New York Times reporter lodged a hysterical straw-man argument claiming that the result somehow shows that the federal government really isn’t an “omnipotent force of police power.”

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Tuesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (010918)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: How an abortion clinic became a medical center for the poor

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Manassas, Virginia:

Jan 2, 2018 / 07:00 pm

Three years ago, a medical office in Manassas, Virginia was one of the area’s largest abortion clinics. Today, it is a free medical clinic for the poor, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic opened its doors on Dec. 6, 2017. Supported by the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA), the clinic provides free medical care to uninsured or underinsured adults living in Northern Virginia.

The abortion clinic previously at the site, Amethyst Health Center for Women, closed in September 2015, when its owner retired. The building was purchased in 2016 by the BVM Foundation (BVM being an abbreviation for “Blessed Virgin Mary”), who passed it on to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington. In August, the diocese announced that the newly transformed clinic would open later that year.

The clinic is run by a volunteer force of doctors, nurses, and translators, and is open weekly for patient care, provided completely for free. The clinic also does referrals for other services.

Most of the patients served by the clinic do not know about the building’s past use, but all of the volunteer workers are aware of its former life.

Medical director Dr. Scott Ross told the Washington Post that he thought the volunteers had been “energized” by how they would be part of “something good” coming from the same place where abortions had been performed for years. …

Go here for the rest of the story.