Boston Free Speech Rally: Police Commissioner ‘Impressed’ By Protest « CBS Boston 

Opponents feared that white nationalists might show up in Boston anyway, and turned out in force, some dressed entirely in black with bandannas over their faces. Officials said the rallies — the largest of about a half dozen around the country on Saturday — drew about 40,000 people.

I really like the line “Make Nazis afraid again.” I’m heartened by the massive refutation of conservative racism but this pressure can’t let up.

The Dangerous Rise Of Unproductive Entrepreneurship | Techdirt 

The success of such lobbying depends on the government’s susceptibility. This does not appear to be in short supply in America. James E. Bessen, an economist at Boston University,links high profits through regulatory advantages to political factors including lobbying and campaign spending. The work of other economists reinforces his observation. Jeffrey R. Brown and Jiekun Huang, two researchers writing for the National Bureau of Economic Research, use data> from White House visitor logs during the Obama administration to show that corporate executives’ meetings with White House staff were associated with a bump in their company stock price, more government contracts and positive regulatory decisions. Firms that had better access to the Obama White House also experienced a large drop in stock prices when the 2016 election result was announced.

Why We Terminated Daily Stormer 

Our terms of service reserve the right for us to terminate users of our network at our sole discretion. The tipping point for us making this decision was that the team behind Daily Stormer made the claim that we were secretly supporters of their ideology.

Uh huh. I see. So now we know the line for CloudFlare. When they are the target of the harassment. I still find it odd when private companies claim they defend freedom of speech to protect their business decisions. That is not freedom of speech. That’s a market position.

Crowdfunded Billboards Shame Politicians For Selling You Out On Net Neutrality | Techdirt 

Hoping to piggyback on its privacy campaign, Fight for the Future has now similarly-crowdfunded new billboards shaming lawmakers that have breathlessly supported killing popular net neutrality protections. Which politicians are shamed is being determined by a congressional scorecard, which tracks just how cozy politicians are with incumbent telecom duopolies. Needless to say, Marsha Blackburn again took top honors and is being featured again in the group’s latest effort

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