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Canadian Proud Boys in panic as platforms go offline and government talks of terror listing

The petitions to list the PB's as a terrorist organization are working, fellow Cdn DU'ers!


“There’s definitely a sense of panic,” said Elizabeth Simons, deputy director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network.

“It’s splintering them further. It’s causing a lot of them to reconsider whether they want to be part of it,” Simons said. “I suspect that we’re going to see more of that this week.”

Described in a Canadian military report on hate groups as an “extremist conservative group” that is “openly Islamophobic and misogynistic,” the Proud Boys were founded by Canadian Gavin McGinnes.

Following the events in Washington, D.C., NDP leader Jagmeet Singh called on Ottawa to designate the Proud Boys a terrorist group


Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:51 AM (0 replies)

Dead Kennedys-"Gone With My Wind": applies perfectly to the stable genius (reposting in music group)

Some Gen X'ers will probably get the punk reference ...

(lyrics below)

Lyrics from https://www.lyricfind.com/:

Wake up! Get down here quick!
The president's had too much to drink
His days of power are about gone
He's been talking to paintings in the hall

He says, "I'm finished, so what the hell?
My life is ruined, what matters now?
I've always itched for that last great thrill:
If I die all of you should too."

Gone with my wind
Out with a bang
I'm gonna end it all right now
Gone with my wind
Out with a bang
You're coming with me, oh wow

My bombs will rain down on D.C.
We'll nuke our enemies while they're asleep
We'll be safe in the ground below
And laugh and drink till the cows come home
So c'mon John, whadya say?
It's been dancing in my head for years
What'll happen if I push this button:
Let's start World War III for fun

Gone with my wind
Out with a bang
I'm gonna end it all right now
Gone with my wind
Out with a bang
You're coming with me, oh wow

Mr. President, just sit down
We should talk a little while, I'll pour another round
What about your memoirs' TV rights?
Sit tight-and watch the fire:
Let go of me. Do you think I'm mad?
To tell the truth, sir, I'd rather not say
Just keep your paws inside your pockets
And planet earth will be OK.
But you reached for the button anyhow
I had no choice but to knock you out
That's just last night's bump on your head
On to the next crisis, it's another day

Gone with my wind
Out with a bang
I'm gonna end it all right now
Gone with my wind
Out with a bang
You're coming with me, oh wow
Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Sat Jan 9, 2021, 11:08 PM (0 replies)

Trump University, class of 2021:

Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Sat Jan 9, 2021, 12:02 PM (13 replies)

Future location of the largest MAGA gathering since Jan 6

1300 Metropolitan Ave, Leavenworth, Kansas, 66048.
(With possible stopover at the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group - Quantico, VA)

Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Fri Jan 8, 2021, 09:11 PM (12 replies)

Vanity Fair headline "Trump Unleashes Fascist Mob on Capitol Hill to Overthrow Democracy"

Wow, just wow...

Kudos to Vanity Fair for calling it like it is:

Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Wed Jan 6, 2021, 03:54 PM (12 replies)

Apparently the Proud Boys are using the Custer strategy from Night at the Museum 2...

...by announcing beforehand that they will be 'disguised' in black on Jan 6 to mimic antifa ... So very clever, those Proud Boys ...

Custer: On the third bugle blast, I shall loudly announce, "Attack!"

Sacagawea: Won't shouting "Attack" alert our enemies to our attack?

Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Sat Jan 2, 2021, 03:32 PM (11 replies)

A Complete Video Tour of my Model Railroad 'Empire' - compressed into 10 minutes

Good afternoon DU'ers - Hope you are all having a Happy & Safe Holiday/Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah/Diwali/Festivus - whichever applies!

Since I have a few new acquisitions to my model train collection, I thought I'd share my most recent video showcasing my 8 x 9 foot Lionel O-gauge three-rail layout and my O-gauge model train collection – featuring engines & rolling stock from Lionel, MTH, Weaver, Williams, Atlas-O, K-Line, RMT & Buffalo Creek Graphics. Steam, diesel & electric power. Passenger & freight. Over 150 pieces of rolling stock, plus structures, scenery & accessories.

This is the most extensive tour of my layout & train collection rooms yet, however I've managed to squeeze it into a short 10 minute video. Lots of train operations, operating accessories and - IMO - plain old sh*ts & giggles!

Here is the vid:

Plus, for the most recent still images of my collection, see my website at https://northamericabyrail.info/model-railroading/

Hope you enjoy!

Best Regards,

Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Tue Dec 29, 2020, 04:54 PM (27 replies)

Trying to channel my inner O. Winston Link

Good Saturday afternoon, DU'ers

Hope everyone is keeping safe.

Thought it might be time again to make a short but sweet submission to the DU photography group.

Having since converted in 2005 to digital from my old 35mm Nikon N2020 SLR, I haven't been taking as much B&W photos as I used to (not that I took very many in the first place).

However thanks to the magic of programs like Photoshop and PIXLR, I have converted a few photos from color to B&W that I think came out not too bad.

Title of my OP notwithstanding, I know they are nowhere near the same calibre as the venerable American photographer who took many photos at night and was a master of painting with flash, but here are a couple of pictures from my collection on Railpictures.net.

Hope you enjoy! Cheers, Pete

For those interested, there are more pics from my collection on Railpictures.net at: https://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?userid=63021
And on my website at:

Nickel Plate Road #765 on the point of the Erie Limited. Buffalo, NY

Milwaukee Road E70 on display in Deer Lodge, MT

Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Sat Sep 26, 2020, 03:12 PM (17 replies)

Kenosha Militia Facebook Event Was Reported 455 Times. Facebook Said It Didn't Violate Any Rules.

Source: Buzzfeed

"In a companywide meeting on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that a militia page advocating for followers to bring weapons to an upcoming protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, remained on the platform because of “an operational mistake.” The page and an associated event inspired widespread criticism of the company after a 17-year-old suspect allegedly shot and killed two protesters Tuesday night.

The event associated with the Kenosha Guard page, however, was flagged to Facebook at least 455 times after its creation, according to an internal report viewed by BuzzFeed News, and had been cleared by four moderators, all of whom deemed it “non-violating.” The page and event were eventually removed from the platform on Wednesday — several hours after the shooting.

“To put that number into perspective, it made up 66% of all event reports that day,” one Facebook worker wrote in the internal “Violence and Incitement Working Group” to illustrate the number of complaints the company had received about the event."

[Note: Moved from GD to Editorials & Other Articles as it seems a better fit here, also condensed to include only the link from the source article.]
Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Sat Aug 29, 2020, 03:46 PM (9 replies)

Just found this: Petition to Governor Tony Evers to arrest alleged Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse

Found this petition on Change.org to Gov. Tony Evers to arrest Kyle Rittenhouse - alleged shooter who claimed the lives of at least two protesters during the Kenosha BLM demonstrations.

Don't know what effect this will have, but already over 1100 signatures!

Posted by Hiawatha Pete | Wed Aug 26, 2020, 10:29 AM (17 replies)
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