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Water Cooler 6/9/2016; Freedom of Speech Under Attack; Univision Brags It Elected Obama; Another Day Another Obamacare Fail

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The Economist Details The Growing Attempts To Curb Freedom Of Speech Worldwide

Shut up or I’ll kill you

The third recent change is that, whereas the threats to free speech used to come almost entirely from governments, now non-state actors are nearly as intimidating. In the Mexican state of Veracruz, for example, at least 17 journalists have disappeared or been murdered since 2010, presumably by drug-traffickers. The gangs’ reach is long: one journalist fled to Mexico City, where he was tracked down and butchered. And their methods are brutal: in February the body of a reporter was found dumped by the roadside, handcuffed, half-naked and with a plastic bag over her head.

—The Economist

It’s a great article to read. The one thing it really doesn’t cover well are corporations like Google/Facebook/Twitter which project a neutral front but are very busy shaping news and providing support.

Google and It’s CEO full in the tank for Hillary to the point of starting a company just to provide her campaign technology: Groundgame

Facebook Censoring conservative news : Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

Twitter, which hilariously selectively enforces rules against conservatives: Banning Conservatives from Twitter Doesn’t Violate the First Amendment

They are well within their rights to do this, but if you use them you are well within your rights to double check everything they say.


Univision Is Bragging It Elected Obama

Univision Street Advertisment

Caption: “Hope wasn’t enough. It took Univision.”

Know your media. You can count on one hand the outlets that actually think their business model is to inform the public.


92,000 Coloradan’s Looking At Loosing Their Health Insurance

Yesterday we found out Obamacare was forcing people into part time employment ( ObamaCare Continues To Succeed Beyond Anyone’s Wildest Dreams ) today the people of Colorado.

Insurance holders with individual plans through Anthem, UnitedHealthCare, Humana and Rocky Mountain Health Plans will need to find new coverage for the 2017 coverage year, according to a Monday statement from the Colorado Division of Insurance

–Washington Times

If you ever doubted that the left doesn’t care about or think through the consequences of their policies, here’s your quote to dispel all doubt.

Among the reasons for the rate hikes is that “the companies have indicated that the people enrolled in individual plans have used more healthcare services and with greater frequency than expected,”

Yep isn’t that something, if you force people to buy  they will actually demand something for their money. Go Figure !!


Quick Hit:

Byram Mississippi, Teen With His AK-47 Fends Off Armed Home Invader


Quiz:

Presidential Election Quiz, How Much Do You Know About Elections

An easy and fun quiz this week. My Score 10/10 almost deliberately answered one wrong or correctly. I guess it depends on how cynical you are. See if you can guess which question.

Drink up That’s it for the Watercooler today. As always it’s an open thread