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Check out this important thread on social media censorship.

LiveAction Director of External Affairs Alison Centofante has shared 6 horrible cases of social media censorship against LiveAction and Lila Rose.

They can't say anything about defunding Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood can defend itself, but LiveAction cannot argue that women don't need it.

Fauxcahontas is trailing Buttgeig in fund raising:

HuffPo is under the impression that they have more information about the Department of Justice than the man who is the head of the Department of Justice:

American mainstream media automatically believe that any anti-Trump sentiment they have is legitimized by the mere fact that it bolsters their hurt feelings.

YOUR PJM LIVE BLOG OPEN THREAD

So what got your attention today? Black holes? Google's overreach? The blizzard currently blowing down the Front Range?

"My God, it's full of stars..."

Well, whatever is left of stars after they've been pulled into a singularity and had their atoms ripped apart. But that's just details, man.

The Guardian has a nice explainer at the link, and the photo... well, I've been waiting to see something like this since I was about six years old. And that's longer ago than I care to admit or even think about.

Facts are stubborn things, but Leftists are more stubborn still.

I wish we got more value for our defense dollar, but that fact is that we're on trend to spend about 4% of GDP on national defense. Which when you think about it, is a bargain of an national insurance policy. Especially when you consider that very nearly 40% of the defense budget is spent on wages and benefits, which means that money gets plowed right back into the economy by military families -- not by giant defense contractors.

Washington County, Oregon:

Imagine coming home to find a burglar in your bathroom.

Terrified, you call 911 and wait for police to arrive, like one person in Oregon did when faced with the same issue. You tell the dispatcher the intruder has locked himself in the bathroom, and you can see shadows under the door.

Seven minutes later, deputies arrive and surround the house. They call in a K9 to help.

Deputies hear noise coming from the bathroom. They order the suspect to surrender, but the burglar won’t budge.

Ten minutes later, deputies break into the bathroom with their weapons drawn to find the suspect: a robotic vacuum.

I've lost count of the number of times my Roomba has locked itself in the bathroom, so I feel for these people.  (The dogs too, for that matter... don't get me started on the Great Bidet Incident of 2018.)

According to an article at Wired, the robocall problem will never be totally fixed:

Years into the robocalling frenzy, your phone probably still rings off the hook with "important information about your account," updates from the "Chinese embassy," and every bogus sweepstakes offer imaginable. That's despite promises from the telecom industry and the US government that solutions would be coming. Much like the firehose of spam that made email almost unusable in the late 1990s, robocalls have made people in the US wary of picking up their cell phones and landlines. In fact, email spam offers a useful analogy: a scourge that probably can't be eliminated, but can be effectively managed.

Wonderful.

Because fairness. And also shut up, hater.

Oh my.

Do Google and Amazon think they already have authority to remotely turn on an owner's microphone?