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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

580 submissions to news

345 submissions to Conspiracy

331 submissions to politics

194 submissions to Worldnews

91 submissions to technology

This user has so far shared a total of 1610 links, started a total of 29 discussions and submitted a total of 757 comments.

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Submissions: This user has upvoted 487 and downvoted 25 submissions.

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There Is Officially No Difference Between Jeb and Hillary, Whose Biggest Donors Are the Same, submitted: 8/5/2015 7:28:23 PM, 734 points (+749|-15)

Man Suing Facebook Because It Recognizes His Face Even Though He Doesn't Use Site, submitted: 9/9/2015 4:43:48 PM, 653 points (+656|-3)

Nestle Pays Only $524 to Extract 27,000,000 Gallons of California Drinking Water, submitted: 8/21/2015 4:10:21 AM, 585 points (+597|-12)

Families of 9/11 Victims on Verge of Proving Government Cover Up in Court, submitted: 8/11/2015 5:21:28 PM, 513 points (+549|-36)

Anti-Whistleblower 'Ag-Gag' Law Ruled Unconstitutional, submitted: 8/4/2015 5:37:28 PM, 490 points (+492|-2)

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FBI Had 12-Page File On George Carlin Because He Made Jokes About Government submitted by axolotl__peyotl to news

axolotl__peyotl 2 points 127 points (+129|-2) ago

Comedian George Carlin is known as one of the most controversial and outspoken entertainers of his time, and as far as the government is concerned, he could have possibly been a terrorist.

Carlin was not a violent or criminal person in any way, but he said things during his routines that struck at the root of the problems in our society. He went into great detail about corruption in government and business.

During the 1978 Supreme Court case, FCC v Pacifica Foundation, the government cited Carlin’s work as an example of profanity. They used his “Seven Dirty Words” segment to show the type of language that was being used in records and broadcasts. However, the government’s interest in his work did not stop there.

Just after his 1969 appearance on the Jackie Gleason show, Carlin caught the attention of the FBI because he made jokes about then-FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover. According to the government, Carlin had “referred to the Bureau and the Director in a satirical vein.”

They added that his act was “considered to be in very poor taste” and “it was obvious that he was using the prestige of the Bureau and Mr. Hoover to enhance his performance.”

After Carlin’s appearance on the show, the staff of Jackie Gleason received a number of anonymous letters — allegedly from fans but possibly from the FBI — condemning Carlin for speaking about the government in the critical way that he did. It has been proven that the FBI has indeed sent threatening letters to public figures in the past, pretending to be concerned colleagues or a member of the public, including to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Anyone that speaks out against the injustices of the world, whether they are a dangerous terrorist or a harmless comedian, will receive unwanted attention from government.

Here is a video showing Carlin’s deep political analysis in action:

Read the 12 pages of FBI documents on Carlin here.

Deleting American History: Under New Standards, U.S. Constitution Simply Ignored by Teachers submitted by axolotl__peyotl to news

axolotl__peyotl 4 points 115 points (+119|-4) ago

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.

–George Orwell, 1984

Common Core and similar corporate-driven efforts to alter education are starting to have some serious consequences.

Rewriting history is a major part of the silent takeover that is and has been underway for some time.

The powers that be are interested in control, not in freedom. That much is understood.

As such, American history – as ugly and bloody as it has been – cannot be told. Knowledge about the U.S. Constitution, the critical Bill of Rights and the revolution for independence are inconvenient facts to the new social engineering.

Incredibly, public schools are now actually beginning to rewrite history by omitting this pivotal chapter from classrooms.

According to EAGnews.org, South Dakota – which is a Common Core state – is literally leaving it untaught:

Important topics like the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War and the framing of the U.S. Constitution may simply be ignored by teachers under new history standards approved by the state’s board of education last Monday, the Argus Leader reports.

Current standards do not allow history teachers to delve into topics before the Civil War, so the new standards open up the door but don’t require teachers to cover early American history, as many would have preferred. The recently adopted history standards are set to take effect in 2016-17 school year and whittle the current standards from 117 pages to 44.

“Our current history standards do not even give an option as to whether it’s comprehensive or modern,” board president Don Kirkegaard told the news site. “It’s strictly modern.”

No, this is not hyperbole. These South Dakota schools are literally talking about leaving out lessons on the founding of the United States, to instead focus most of the school year on the last century, which can only be properly understood in the context of what has happened in the last 500 years… and beyond.

This should be alarming to everyone, whether you love America and what it stands for, or not!

The net effect of keeping kids ignorant of history is, of course, passed down the line to society who must endure “low information voters” and malleable sheep in many areas.

Already, college professors – with their own problems concerning academic standards – are complaining that students are arriving woefully ignorant and unprepared either to face history or the wider world. According to the Argus Leader:

Ben Jones, dean and associate professor of history at Dakota State University, has said he and his colleagues are “astounded by the level of ignorance” of U.S. history that they see in freshmen.

But there are other important reasons to teach high school students about our nation’s early history.

Constitutional topics are common in today’s political debate and students without a solid understanding and who do not have the appropriate level of context for these discussions are at a disadvantage. As citizens, we need to understand our rights and duties as well as appreciate how they came to be.

Man Arrested, Charged with Multiple Felonies for Telling Jurors About Their Rights submitted by axolotl__peyotl to news

axolotl__peyotl 1 points 105 points (+106|-1) ago

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Last week, a Denver man was arrested and charged with multiple felonies, but not for stealing, committing fraud, or engaging in violent crime.

He was targeted for attempting to educate jurors about their rights in the courtroom.

Mark Ianicelli, 56, set up a table outside of Lindsay-Flanigan Courthouse in Denver in order to educate jurors about jury nullification. Jury nullification is the process by which members of juries can nullify unjust laws by finding defendants charged with them not guilty.

Ianicelli is charged with tampering with a jury, a felony in Colorado that carries a minimum bond of $5,000. He was charged by the Denver District Attorney for seven counts of tampering, and has since bailed out of jail.

Ianicelli was in the second day of a planned three-day outreach to educate jurors entering the courtroom about the power of jury nullification. He was handing out fliers when he was arrested. His goal was to inform potential jurors about a vital, centuries-old function of juries.

The practice was first used in America in 1735 to exonerate a man of libel charges after he printed unflattering statements about the Governor of New York (a British colony at the time).

Though he had undoubtedly printed them, the jury found him not guilty and set the precedent that members of juries could judge the morality and legitimacy of laws.

The United States’ first Chief Justice, John Jay, once told jurors, “You have a right to take upon yourselves to judge [both the facts and law].” Jurors would seize this right to nullify anti-sedition laws in the early 1800s that attempted to stifle free speech criticizing the newly formed United States government.

Judges first began cracking down on the right to nullify in the late 1800s.

By that time, jurors had already used nullification to challenge the Fugitive Slave Act, which imposed heavy punishment on Northerners who aided escaped slaves from the South. Though judges came to discourage nullification, the practice went on to be useful in nullifying Prohibition-era laws.

Jury nullification still affects prohibition against outlawed drugs. In 2012, a New Hampshire jury acquitted a Rastafarian man, Doug Darrell, of growing marijuana—though he was technically guilty of the violation.

The jurors had been informed of their right to nullify and found the law and charges against Darrell to be unjust. They found him not guilty.

However, this power of the people has not gone unchecked. Though some states allow for the practice, judges often fail to notify jurors of their ability to nullify.

Activists have been harassed and jailed for attempting to inform jurors of their right to judge the morality of laws.

The Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), a non-profit organization that educates jurors on their rights (and whose pamphlets Ianicelli was handing out when he was arrested), is one group that attempts to counter these suppressions by the justice system.

Kirsten Tynan of FIJA reported on Ianicelli’s case, stating that officials in Denver claimed a juror had complained about Ianicelli’s presence near the courthouse, prompting his arrest. Tynan was told Ianicelli was arrested on charges of jury tampering, which according to Colorado law, consists of:

  1. A person commits jury-tampering if, with intent to influence a juror’s vote, opinion, decision, or other action in a case, he attempts directly or indirectly to communicate with a juror other than as a part of the proceedings in the trial of the case.

  2. A person commits jury-tampering if he knowingly participates in the fraudulent processing or selection of jurors or prospective jurors.

  3. Jury-tampering is a class 5 felony; except that jury-tampering in any class 1 felony trial is a class 4 felony.”

Though Tynan acknowledged that under some circumstances nullification activism is not legally permissible, it appears Ianicelli was within his rights. He is due back in court on August 11 to face his victimless felony charges.

It is more than alarming that a man attempting to facilitate and strengthen the judicial process is punished with the full force of the law—the very thing Ianicelli sought to educate jurors about.

As Harlan F. Stone, the 12th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court said in 1941, “The law itself is on trial quite as much as the cause which is to be decided.”

When the justice system refuses to allow jurors to be aware of their rights, let alone exercise them, the country’s entire system of “law and order” is called into question.

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Account Deleted By User submitted by shroomcloud to AskVoat

axolotl__peyotl 147 points -141 points (+6|-147) ago

I deleted one comment from a troll account that was full of racial slurs and that had been reported multiple times by the community.

That's the only comment I've deleted in about a year...so yeah...

What are mods for if not to remove racist filth that gets reported?

Edit: apparently no one here has read the /v/conspiracy rules.

Account Deleted By User submitted by shroomcloud to AskVoat

axolotl__peyotl 127 points -119 points (+8|-127) ago

ok so the comment was NIGGER CUNT NIGGER CUNT NIGGER CUNT.

Not in my subreddit, sorry.

Edit: After being called a reddit shill, I make fun of being called a reddit shill, and then I get called a reddit shill again. Vicious cycle is vicious.

@axolotl__peyotl doubling down in v/conspiracy - deleting comments and banning users submitted by kevdude to ProtectVoat

axolotl__peyotl 32 points -24 points (+8|-32) ago

What did you expect would happen from your misguided witch hunt you absolute retard?

You flooded our sub with racist spam for a solid 24 hours.

Our sub has rules and they were violated.

We're allowed to have our own fucking rules, and if the community wants them changed, we will vote to change them.

/v/conspiracy is currently happy with rule 2 and if you're triggered by that it will only continue to fuel my sheer, baffled amusement at this latest manufactured drama debacle.

This is why I started using whoaverse in the first place...to escape bullshit drama like this that plagues reddit.