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Saying goodbye to Yahoo. Taking back my privacy a little at a time..

“When was the last time you spoke with your friends or family about internet privacy? Sadly, for most people, the answer is never. In general, people believe that only a small percentage of people care about privacy, and while we know that isn’t true, it is something that keeps most people from talking about privacy.” Privacy Mythbusting #1: Nobody else cares about privacy! (Umm, yes they do.)

I’ve deleted everything in my Yahoo account and closed it. I will not respond to anyone with a Yahoo account at the end of their email. I’m slowly moving away from the “Big Three” FaceBook, Google and Twitter. Maybe not moving away but definitely building and giving myself options. This is how it started a few weeks ago for me. I got my Yahoo “Terms Of Service Privacy Notice”  and posted this.

I did and this is what I wrote and Tweeted back to them in segments.

“First of thank you for finally listing to your users and deleting all the “Photos” you stored. I hope they are truly deleted and not stored somewhere. I’m not aware of ever giving you permission to do that.

I had Twitted, wrote a blog post and shared a piece from another site about your new Privacy Policy.

You Tweeted back and suggested I come here.

I am very displeased that you feel the need to scan emails related to banking and financial information, not to mention that the sites you own are allowed to scan emails, instant messages, photos, and other user data and that the agreement also says that the data may be shared with Oath’s parent company, Verizon.

With all the news about data sharing and privacy concerns(not to mention the data that has been hacked and stolen from you in the past) I’m amazed that a large corporation like yours would double down on a policy like this as if to say screw you joe blow public.

We should have an option to opt out of data sharing. Big companies like yours can still get plenty of revenue from sponsors and paid advertisement.

I would like to see you drop the law suit you joined suing California Consumer Privacy Act as Facebook has.”

Never heard anything more from Yahoo until three days ago, this was their response.

Yahoo feedback response.

Yahoo feedback response.

So, that’s what I just finished doing today. It took me a couple days because I had to do some research and look for a new email provider. I never really gave email much of a thought.

When I first started using the INTERNET back in the 90″s I just went with the flow pretty much like everyone else I assume. What a journey it’s been, growing, adapting and watching all the changes. Those of you that are old enough, remember AOL. It was about the only game in town so to speak and once you figured out there was more things available to you trying to get out of AOL was a nightmare to say the least.

I started my search for new email  searching for security and privacy in mind and had to learn what some technical terms meant like, IMAP, SMTP, or POP3 and other things. Here’s some of the articles I found if your interested. The 5 Best Secure Email Services for 2018Best Free Email Services of 2018List of Secure Email Providers that take Privacy SeriousA List Of Email Providers That Don’t Track You.

I’m on a budget and just want basics free email service with a reasonable expectation of privacy. If you really want to take privacy serious you can pay for it or get into encryption but that seams pretty time consuming to me, slow and every one has to have a key and be up on it. You can also go dark of course but thats slow too and you have to take a lot into consideration and make some adjustments.

Anyways I’ve got two email accounts one for the Big Three, Facebook, Google and Twitter with no contact info or personal info in the account. Another for regular email and the other social media outlets I’m on. I’ve been gradually switching, using, moving to the other social media outlet’s for awhile now, moving away from the Big Three and their tracking, censoring and spying. I’ve been on Codias for awhile now and Minds for about a month, really enjoying Minds a lot of good people and mix. Just started using Gab and joined Me We. All looking pretty good and promising. I’ve been using Opera for my browser for about a year now and loving it and also use DuckDuckGo for search now.

If you follow Tucker Carlson He’s done some good reporting on the “Tech Giants” privacy and control. Heres the latest from last night. “In recent years, the digital video monopoly YouTube, which is part of the digital search monopoly Google, has been accused of trying to silence conservative viewpoints – an accusation they deny. The digital monopolies demand that we conform to their views, have too much power and are a threat to our country.” Tucker: Why YouTube’s alleged censorship matters

I know why the progressives and left don’t give a crap or want to do anything about the Big Three.

“calling the concerns a “conspiracy theory,” even as they defended tech giants’ right to censor content on the basis of political viewpoint.

Even as they mocked conservative concerns over tech censorship as a fantasy, congressional Democrats defended tech companies’ right to do it if they wanted to.” Two-Faced: Congressional Democrats Defend Tech Giant’s Right to Censor, also Call Censorship a ‘Conspiracy Theory’

But unless ‘The People” start to take it seriously or do something about it for themselves, things aren’t going to change. You  definitely can’t count on elected officials to take “Privacy” or “Personal Security” seriously, there’s just to much money on the line.

Anyway’s, good luck God Bless America and you.

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You want to talk about gun violence?

Last night I caught part of Bill OReilly’s weekly Newsmax interview, he talked about a 2016 stat “Homicides In Chicago Eclipse U.S. Death Toll In Afghanistan And Iraq”. I had never heard about that before. I thought how amazing it is that the Mainstream media doesn’t cover that, what a shame.

“Chicago’s murder rate is spiralling out of control. Killings in the Windy City have already surpassed the 500 mark this year, more than New York and Los Angeles combined. The city hasn’t experienced a single day without a homicide since February of last year and the murder rate is at a 20-year high. The majority of the victims are young black men from a small number of neighborhoods in the city.” SEP 8, 2016:Homicides In Chicago Eclipse U.S. Death Toll In Afghanistan And Iraq [Infographic]

“This is a RUSH transcript from “The O’Reilly Factor,” April 21, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

O’REILLY: “FACTOR Follow-up” segment tonight, death and destruction in Chicago. After the brutal winter there, the spring season has ushered in more violent death.” Death and destruction in Chicago

RAHM EMANUEL does not like the description of Chicago as a tale of two cities. Yet in the last few days the discrepancy between the prosperous, glossy neighbourhoods downtown and on the north side, which are thriving more than ever since Mr Emanuel took over as mayor in 2010, and the poor, violent south of the city was highlighted once more. First came the good news with predictions that the Windy City is on track this year to break its own record of 54m annual tourist visits—up from 39m in 2010. Then on September 25th followed grim reading: the publication of the annual crime statistics of the FBI showed Chicago’s murder rate is again one of the highest in the country.”  Sep 26th 2017:Chicago accounted for 22% of a nationwide increase in murders last year

From my site, News and Headlines

“The city’s scary record of 343 homicides in 2017 affirms the city’s well-known reputation as a dangerous place to live. Even if 2018 has fewer homicides, it doesn’t take a fortune teller to predict that this year’s homicide rate will be high. Until the city substantially reduces its homicide and other crimes rates, people will continue to view the city as dangerous and be reluctant to stay or move here.

The city’s public school system is a disaster. Last year, some of the schools had zero students who were proficient in math.” What’s causing Baltimore’s population loss? It’s no mystery

“This week on Bill’s weekly Newsmax interview, Bill reflects on the March for Our Lives that took place over the weekend and explains the manipulation that is occurring. Stormy Daniels interviewed with ‘60 minutes’, most people are saying that the interview has dropped flat and nothing came out of it. As that may be the case, hear why these accusations are not going to stop and President Trump will see no to the issue. Watch the full interview at BillOReilly.com, each week.” Bill’s Weekly Newsmax Interview

Just some things to think about with all the “Gun Violence” rhetoric and “Gun Control” going around with Chicago having some of the most strictest gun control laws in the country.

God Bless America and you. Stay safe!image001

As more and more Conservatives and people not in lock step with the left get banned and censored by the big three,(FaceBook,Google,Twitter) there are options.

I’ve been thinking about writing about this for a while and after seeing these tweets this morning I decided it was time.

Let’s start of with a couple post I’ve read and shared in the last couple of days.

With social-media giants becoming increasingly hostile to anyone who disagrees with statist and globalist ideology, a growing chorus of voices is sounding the alarm. Christians, conservatives, libertarians, patriots, and more have all been purged from key platforms. On Capitol Hill and across America, outrage over the politically motivated “censorship” is escalating. Now, with lawsuits flying and calls for regulation getting louder, a number of legal issues confront the Internet behemoths — Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Google, and more — that could see dramatic changes in the years ahead.  Social Media Purges of Conservatives and Christians Spark Outcry

In recent weeks, we have witnessed an unprecedented social media crackdown on conservative voices.  YouTube’s war with Alex Jones has gotten the most attention, but literally hundreds of conservative content creators have had their accounts penalized, suspended or deleted by YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media giants.  There appears to be a coordinated effort to target conservative viewpoints, because similar voices on the left are not receiving equal treatment.  If I win my race for Congress on May 15th, I am going to make fighting this sort of censorship one of my top priorities once I get to Washington. This Is The Worst Purge Of Conservative Voices In The History Of The Internet

I haven’t tried this one yet but I will. OneWay (The free speech and human friendly alternative to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Reddit, Imgur and Patreon) below is where I heard about it.

In the world of social media, Facebook and Twitter are the twin Goliaths. They dominate the social media market. They also systematically censor posts and use manipulative tactics to influence the ways users think, interact with each other, and even vote in elections. But now, thanks to a love of free speech and the power of alt-tech, a new David has arrived on the scene to compete with those twin Goliaths. The new social media platform — ONEWAY — is prepared to become the platform for those who love free speech.  David vs. Goliath: New Social Media Site ONEWAY Takes On the Giants

I’ve been on Codias (THE SOCIAL NETWORK FOR CONSERVATIVES Find, connect, and communicate with conservatives nationwide – it’s free!) for a while now and am enjoy it. They keep improving as it grows.

I’ve just joined Minds , been on it about a week and it too is good. This is my profile roboe1 if your interested if you join. I just started a group there just now so there wont be anyone there but feel free to join. Conservative Refugees.

Before I joined Minds I read this and found it helpful, My first two days on Minds were very exciting, but a little confusing, and I missed a lot in the process. However, being a writer, the more items I’ve posted, the more the site makes sense, and now I am very familiar with the important aspects, and would like to share them with Newbies. The 8 basics are listed in order of priority, so that you know what you need to do first to get things going smoothly 8 Basic Essentials to Get Newbies started on Minds.com

This one too, Welcome, my new friend. I’m very glad you are here to take advantage of the many opportunities offered on this site. Here you are with your brand-new account on minds.com. What do you do now? I’m a user like yourself and have compiled something I hope will be easy, simple, logical, and helpful to you on this new adventure. This site has a lot to recommend it, so let’s get started. MINDS 101 FOR NEWBIES

Below is a good read I just came across today on Minds.

I have a solution. We must decentralize communication and create accounts across multiple platforms. It is far too easy to censor one single outlet and delete your individual profile. Having several will enable us all to build a larger web of communication as well as back up information that may be deleted.

Assembling multiple diverse media networks which offer a variety of content from independent creators will provide robust alternatives to mainstream media. It cannot be stressed enough — it is absolutely paramount for every person to categorically reject corporately-funded propaganda, as it is intended to advance agendas of special interest groups at the expense of the well-being of working class Americans. Do not trust or share media content that is created or funded by any organization with conflicts of interest. Instead, support the plethora of independent underground news outlets available. Battling Online Censorship

INCYMI Tucker Carlson Interviewed the CEO of Minds a while ago. Social media network CEO: How Google censors my company

I’ve been using DuckDuckgo (Your data shouldn’t be for sale.At DuckDuckGo, we agree. 1Block advertising trackers. 2Keep your search history private. 3Take control of your personal data.) for my search engine for about a year now and prefer it over Google.

I use Opera (Fast, secure, easy-to-use browser Try the Opera browser – now with a built-in ad blocker, battery saver and free VPN.) for my browser and really enjoy the options it offers.

The following is a long post but very informative and admittedly, some of it I don’t get but it does have good information.

How to Combat Online Surveillance + More.

Governments have transformed the internet into a surveillance platform, but they are not omnipotent. They’re limited by material resources as much as the rest of us. We might not all be able to prevent the NSA and GCHQ from spying on us, but we can at least create more obstacles and make surveilling us more expensive. The more infrastructure you run, the safer the communication will be.

Well thats it. If you have any more options, suggestion fell free to leave a comment.

AS always, God bless America and you.

I breath of fresh air in a insane world. (Caution), common sense and actual thought required.

I first became aware of this guy watching Tucker Carlson Tonight he’s been on a few times and I always say I’ve got to remember and look him up but always forget. Here’s the most recent one I watched. The Left, the truth and the ‘right’ not to be offended

H/T to PUMABydesign001’s Blog whom I’ve followed forever and I believe is one of the first Blogger’s I ever followed. Check out her About page on her Blog. If I remember right she writes for, manages or edits at Wow! Magazine where I came across this post from the Bookworm Room another great site I follow.

Bookworm Beat 1/29/18 — the Jordan Peterson illustrated edition

This post is mostly about Jordan Peterson, explaining his popularity and the great mass of memes in his name. I’ve added some funny posters, too.

I’d been aware of Jordan Peterson for some time because the University of Toronto psychology professor took a stand against Canadian law forcing people to put language to the service of transgender identities. As is true for me, Peterson is willing as a courtesy to use someone’s preferred pronouns, but government coercion is another thing entirely. So yay, Prof. Peterson!

I checked out Jordan B Peterson on Twitter @jordanbpeterson were I came across this post from another good site I enjoy PATHEOS . As I posted on social media earlier this morning, An absolute must read!!!

The Mischaracterization Of Jordan Peterson Isn’t New Or Special

Jordan Peterson has been all over the news lately from a viral interview with Cathy Newman. In the interview, Newman consistently mischaracterizes Peterson and tries to make his positions sound more extreme than they really were. Peterson easily deflected all of the aggressive “gotcha” questions with calm explanations of his actual positions.

This Atlantic article does a great job summarizing the problems in this interview. Let’s look at an example:

Here’s another video you might enjoy from Tucker.

Anti-PC prof: I’m guilty for the ‘structure’ of my thinking

As always, God bless America and you. MAGA

I cant believe this isn’t in the news more.Has America really been dumbed down this much?Have we fallen this far?

UPDATE 1/27/2018

Great interview with liberal Harvard Law Professor and longtime Democrat Alan Dershowitz about president Trump supposed “corruption” and “collusion” accusations and the Obama photo. Click on the link below for the Video and article.

Dershowitz: I Wouldn’t Have Campaigned for Obama If I Knew About Farrakhan Pic

Harvard Law Professor and longtime Democrat Alan Dershowitz said he would not have campaigned for then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) if he knew about the future president’s photo op with Louis Farrakhan.

Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, is a “virulent anti-Semite and anti-American,” Dershowitz said on “Fox & Friends.”

( I wonder who else wouldn’t have campaigned or even voted for Obama? What would America look like today without the last 8 years of the Obama corrupt and lawless administration?

But then again what if “Crooked Hillary” would have been elected in his place?)

I really can’t believe this isn’t in the news. I didn’t watch any “Lame Stream Media” last night but whats the point? I know they wont report on it. All they do is bash Trump. It’s old and all they are doing is cementing his support among the people.

With all the revaluations on the corruption of this last administration now and during the last 8 years, the Deep State crap of the administration, the FBI and DOJ and the none coverage of it and collusion is outrages, disgusting and something you just wouldn’t think would happen in America.

The liberals, progressives need to shut the hell up, clean up their own house. They have NO creditability what so ever in my view to cast stones at anyone for anything. All they have is the race card, rumors and innuendos. They never produce facts on anything, their record of doing anything good is none non-existent , their major city’s and the states they run are failures!

I’m just sick to death of it and it seems like any intelligent or thinking person with an once of sense would be too.

So what am I talking about? What’s got me so pissed? Check it out.

They say they didn’t want to release it because they thought it might effect the election. Ya think? Politicians are corrupt no doubt for the most part. There are some good ones though too. But the democrat party has got to take the cake!

This is the first one I saw and shared.

The Photo That Never Saw The Light of Day: Obama With Farrakhan In 2005

A journalist announced last week that he will publish a photograph of then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that he took in 2005 at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting, but did not make public because he believed it would have “made a difference” to Obama’s political future.

Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan

Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan

The photographer, Askia Muhammad, told the Trice Edney News Wire that he “gave the picture up at the time and basically swore secrecy.”

Bombshell Photo Emerges Of Obama Smiling With Black Nationalist Hate Group Leader Louis Farrakhan

A new photo has emerged that shows former President Barack Obama posing with Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the black nationalist hate group Nation of Islam.

The photo shows then Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama smiling with Farrakhan at a Congressional Black Caucus meeting in 2005. Farrakhan is known for embracing radically anti-Semitic and anti-white views, as even the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center has acknowledged.

Obama-Farrakhan Photo Released After 13-Year Media Cover-up

A photograph of then-Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan that was taken in 2005 at a meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, DC, was released Saturday after a 13-year cover-up to protect Obama’s political career.

Journalist Askia Muhammad told TriceEdneyWire.com that he took the photograph after Obama had engaged “in a warm conversation with constituent and fellow Chicagoan Minister Louis Farrakhan.” However, he realized that the photograph could endanger Obama’s presidential ambitions, which were already being widely discussed.

One guy talked to the photographer.

Inside the secret Obama-Farrakhan photograph: Obama with Farrakhan in 2005: The hidden pic

Can there be any doubt this guy was and is a muslim sympathizer, a racist as many have claimed for years?

This guy is a traitor, a criminal a lier and and should be in prison along with the rest of his accomplices and administration and go down in history as the worst president in American history.

Well, that’s my two cents. As always God bless America and you. #MAGA, Drain the swamp!