censorship’s ugly head …

What’s becoming increasingly obvious,the views hald by mainstream conservatives are become increasingly censored by the internet and the usual media culprits, first, we have known Facebook’s reality for some time: Facebook accused of censoring conservatives, and ‘their’ ABC, who regularly omit facts that don’t support their agenda. They have supported an accused pedophile in their war against Cardinal Pell but now gone strangely quiet now that this is exposed.

Facebook has gone even further:

Facebook has been accused of censoring views that differ from its own social agenda after it ­deleted a post by a Sydney man who suggested same-sex marriage ­advocates should accept some of the blame for making gay people feel marginalised.

But, worst of all, ABC, again: How the ABC censored news for China

All those above on Andrew Bolt today.

On Fox News just now, I learn Twitter is censoring the US Intelligence Agencies from information on terrorist groups. Twitter is such a cesspit of violence, narcissism and rubbish I just never go there.

Now there are a number of elections happening, it will probably only get worse.

Update, fortunately we have Tim Blair, able to put a certain perspective that annoys: HE DOES EVERYTHING YOU ARE NOT MEANT TO DO Tim Blair Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (5:18pm)

I may be reading a little too much into this, but it could just be that SBS comedy writer Rebecca Shaw didn’t really enjoy Monday’s column:

In the very first sentence he does everything you are not meant to do if you are a person who cares about the lives of transgender people. Or if you are just a decent person. He refers to Caitlyn as Bruce, says that Caitlyn ‘is’ a man, and misgenders her over and over. This is not satire, it is not funny, and it is disgraceful.

Oh, I’m ever so sorry, Miss Becky, ma’am. Perhaps this insightful essay on heteronormative behavioural modes within a contextual framework of 20th century US rural communities will cheer you up. Sadly, Sinead Stubbins was similarly outraged:

Blair, who continually uses Caitlyn’s old name in a pretty disgusting show of mocking prejudice …

Continually = twice. But who’s counting? Not Sinead, because she evidently can’t. Maybe I’ll have better luck with Tara Watson:

The fact that an Australian publication would post such an abhorrent collection of bigoted drivel and transphobic rhetoric should make us all cringe to live in a country where this is of publishable merit.

Hey, I’ve just found the author of my next neck tattoo. But enough of this a-cryin’ and a-wailin’. Chloe Sargeant calls for more decisive action:

hey guys, just wanted to know when the secret plan to assassinate tim blair is going ahead? let me know. okay hope to hear from u soon

When the transtapo feminists arrive, I hope it’s on the same day I’m visited by a few Islamic State enthusiasts. What a show! I’ll sell tickets.

UPDATE. Apparently I’m “culturally irrelevant”, according to someone who was briefly on Big Brother three years ago.

Update from Glenn Reynolds: ROGER SIMON: Facebook—More Dangerous than the NSA.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to kimenvhort@yahoo.com.au
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