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The post began as a routine report. I had heard a local conservative radio host comment that nearly 20% of Americans are now on food stamps. The number seemed absurd so I looked it up when I got home. I just happened to catch a chart in a YT video which showed the escalating numbers of food stamp recipients. I intended to post it. I checked other fact sheets and articles and saw that 20% of America, not 14% is actually currently on food stamps. This fact flies in the face of Big Media spin which is telling us about the “economic recovery.” I intended to post that as well. But the story suddenly took a bizarre turn when I tried to do a very routine thing on WordPress – to set up a new post category. It’s something I do dozens of times a week. Very routine.
As I was typing the phrase “2011 Food Stamp Statistics” into the text pane for new parent categories, something happened which IS NOT supposed to be possible on WordPress, especially when you own the domain you are posting to. A red box appeared with the phrase: “You do not have permission to do that.”
I actually thought it was some sort of joke, like a belated April Fool’s spoof, going on on WordPress. I tried to type but nothing would enter the pane. I refreshed the page – twice. When the red text box refused to disappear I grabbed a screen shot of it and this very routine post, suddenly became all about censorship, much more than it was about how many people are now living on food stamps.
I finished the post, told what happened, inserted the screen shot and posted it. It immediately disappeared after I posted it, although six altered versions had been held in draft form. They all disappeared. I began re-creating the post from scratch. I posted the re-creation and it held. I placed it on the front page. Later that same evening I put another front page up. When I logged on this am, the page version of what I had done had disappeared from my list of pages. I re-created the page version again, re-told the expanding story, and now it will remain on my main blog’s front page, along with this front page, until further notice. What’s taking place is dreadful.
There are only two options here:
1) The good men and women behind WordPress have no control of when the NSA goons seize control of their platform and do what they will with it,
2) WordPress has on their staff, employees in freelance, who, unknown to WordPress, are working for the FED in some capacity to try to intimidate people like me on WP, and there are thousands of us.
I had planned on eventually spending thousands of dollars to support WordPress and keep all my news blogs hosted on their platform. That won’t happen now. I do not think that WP will ever admit what is, or what has happened, but this blogging platform is being surveilled. The minute someone somewhere tried to tell me “You do not have permission to do that” on my own news blog, the truth telling and the entire story changed.
At some point soon I will be vacating this platform, but not before I expose each and every incident where my own free speech as a reporter is suppressed [ or attempted to be suppressed ] from behind the scenes. So this page will also now remain up until further notice as the front page for Photonic Portal 20137. I know it’s not “photonic” in nature, but it IS pertinent. Here’s the story that inspired the goofy red box text, with a screen shot of the actual censosrhip effort. Can we say “epic fail?”
Chase Kyla Hunter 7.13.2011
Copyright 2011-3011 Chase Kyla Hunter & Alternative News Report, All Rights Reserved. Re-posts are permitted leaving all essay content, author’s name, original link location and copyright stamp intact only.
Preface: This page was first posted on 7.12.2011. It disappeared right after I first posted it on 7.12.2011 and it disappeared again on 7.13.2011. So I just re-posted it for a second time. Someone somewhere is attempting to censor free speech in America that dissents from any official information coming from the White House. This fact should be noted as one of the Top Ten Signs of Emerging Fascism. I want to thank readers for being here, and for caring enough to tell others about my work and for sharing the information they find on this blog. Please help me to continue to remain online. I need to vacate the heavily surveilled WP blogging platform asap. I need your financial support to do that. Browse the store or make a donation. Each time this post is removed I will re-post it. It will remain on the front page of this blog through Labor Day. I intend to make my point. Trying to silence factual dissenting speech in America will only make that speech grow louder. I intend to keep researching, writing and speaking the truth to Americans, who are my friends, my family, my beloved countrymen, my neighbors. Thank you again for taking the time to read and share what you find on Alternative News Report.
Chase Kyla Hunter
“Today SNAP released the most recent food stamp numbers. Not surprisingly, we just saw another all time high 44.2 million poverty-level Americans relying on government funding for day to day sustenance. Granted the number appears to be plateauing, so all those who bought the change if not the ‘hype’, can rejoice as it may start declining next month: a development that is sure to be herald for Obama a 4th Putin-esque term.”
On 7.12.2011 I wrote:
There are approximately 300 million people in America in 2011. Between 44.2 and 47 million of them are now on food stamps. Did you know this? My first post on this topic from 15 minutes ago, disappeared into thin air when I tried to post it online.
I need to correct the erroneous percentages I see being bantered around in the media. It is NOT 14% of Americans who are now on food stamps. It is 20%.
Here is the bizarre little note that popped up in the WP dashboard when I tried to add the category “2011 Food Stamp Statistics” to my list of post categories:
WordPress is now being actively surveilled / monitored. Someone somewhere [ I suspect the NSA ] is trying to censor what is being posted if it’s deemed detrimental to the 2012 Obama re-election campaign. This is my second try. Here goes:
More on this topic, and what just happened, later. Please help me out and see to it that this post flies around the world. It’s not that the statistics are that dire. Americans who have eyes and a pulse know that what we are living through is NOT just a recession. It’s a depression. It’s the issue of being censored for trying to publish an article about it. That’s one of the top ten signs of emerging fascism: media and free speech censorship. Make sure that this post, with the screen shot I just grabbed, showing the telltale surveillance, and the attempt to intimidate me into NOT posting, gets into every email inbox in America. We are losing our free internet. And we are going to have to fight like hell to keep it.
Chase Kyla Hunter
Tags: 2011 food stamp statistics, internet free speech, top ten signs of fascism, web surveillance, NSA, WordPress blogging platform surveilled by FED
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March 2011 has brought Americans yet another dire omen of political and foreign policy ill winds to come: we are now inching toward becoming embroiled in Libya, against all better common sense and judgment. I do not agree with Sarah Palin on this one. Sometimes you just have to let these nations work out their own destinies without sticking your foreign policy fingers and your overbearing cruise missiles into the mix, thus making it all potentially much worse.
Anymore, what we used to call “foreign policy” in America has seemingly become just one long intellectual justification for the U.S. military machine to do whatever the hell it wants to, whenever and where ever it wants to.
Whatever happened to the will and consent of the American people in all this? It’s our money that’s being spent here.
While the US military rained down at least 100 cruise missiles onto Libya, causing more than 60 civilian casualties, Barack Obama gave a speech on human rights in Brazil. The resulting utter political and humane cognitive dissonance was loud enough to be heard back in the states all the way from South America.
As the Obama White House adds yet another overseas military Op to it’s list of “things to do when you are utterly bankrupt”, it seems more and more that the US does not exactly “go to war” in a definitive manner anymore. We just kind of kick around, hands in pockets, muse it all over, then more or less sort of “stumble in”, and fall into some kind of rote in so doing that makes me really wonder not only who’s really in charge, but what kind of thinking allows that in the shape we are in financially here at home, what orchard where money grows on trees are we now plucking from now to justify the cost of yet another military intervention?
I am sick over this, just sick over it. I am sick of death, and men and their ridiculous wars, and the insane justifications that are conjured up each time our military does this. We literally can’t afford to do this. I avoided reporting on it for a week because I just COULD NOT BELIEVE that in the wake of Iraq, that we were going to crank up yet another overseas military involvement. Our miserable UN assigned “job” as the world’s military police force has bankrupted our nation, cost thousands of precious young American lives, and is now soon to incite world war three in the Mideast if we don’t stop this.
If we are now going to intervene in Libya, it would stand to reason we would then intervene throughout the entire Mideast region. Nothing makes sense anymore.
Just the mere thought of Barack Obama making a speech in Brazil on human rights as US military intervention cranks up in Libya makes me ill with the utter sight of the duplicity of it all. I have never wanted a man OUT of the White House like I want this man OUT. It goes without saying that this is the most disastrous president I have seen in my lifetime. 2012 cannot get here fast enough for me. Vote this incompetent SOB out of the White House in 2012 before he leads us straight into a final nuclear conflagration in the Mideast that could spread all around the world.