Come With Me, If You Want To Live

The Senate has introduced a bill that would establish a federal agency to regulate AI. This agency would be Federal Law enforcement, complete with police powers, and there is no doubt in my mind that it would have a SWAT team with a million rounds of ammunition. That is because they want you to believe that AI will someday send Terminators out to kill you.

“There’s no reason that the biggest tech companies on Earth should face less regulation than Colorado’s small businesses – especially as we see technology corrode our democracy and harm our kids’ mental health with virtually no oversight,” [the Senator who introduced the bill] said in a statement. “Technology is moving quicker than Congress could ever hope to keep up with. We need an expert federal agency that can stand up for the American people and ensure AI tools and digital platforms operate in the public interest.”

Experts like the ones at ATF who ruled that a shoestring was a machine gun? Made pistol braces illegal after more than a decade, turning 40 million gun owners into felons overnight?

Nope, to understand what the new law is for, simply read the bill and not the hype. Here is a pdf copy of the bill that I got from Bennett’s Senate page. The bill would “empower a new federal agency to create a board that establishes ‘applicable codes of conduct’ on social media and AI platforms. This board will include ‘disinformation’ experts’ whose job it will be to determine what is true, and what is not. That which they deem to not be true will be illegal.

What can they regulate? Here is one definition:

The term ‘‘digital platform’’ means an online service that serves as an intermediary facilitating interactions between users

Twitter, Gab, YouTube, even blogs would fall under the purview of this commission. First Amendment, you say? Well the media (as defined by the commission) gets a carve out:

The term ‘‘digital platform’’ does not include an entity whose primary purpose is the delivery to the public of news that the entity writes, edits, and reports

The Commission shall have jurisdiction over any digital platform, the services of which—
(1) originate or are received within the United States; and
(2) affect interstate or foreign commerce.

So basically, the commission has jurisdiction over the entire Internet. So what will the commission be doing?

The purpose of the Commission is to regulate digital platforms, consistent with the public interest, convenience, and necessity, to promote to all the people of the United States, so far as possible, the following:
(1) Access to digital platforms for civic engagement and economic and educational opportunities;

(5) A robust and competitive marketplace of ideas with a diversity of views at the local, State, and national levels.
(6) Protection for consumers from deceptive, unfair, unjust, unreasonable, or abusive practices committed by digital platforms.

I wonder who gets to define what is deceptive, unfair, unjust, or unreasonable? Volunteers that the commission selects, of course.

The Commission, for purposes of monitoring violations of any provision of this Act (and of any regulation prescribed by the Commission under this Act), may—
(i) recruit and train any software engineer, computer scientist, data scientist, or other individual with skills or expertise relevant to the responsibilities of the Commission; and
(ii) accept and employ the voluntary and uncompensated services of individuals described in clause (i).

Those people online who constantly are offended at anyone expressing an opinion that they don’t like? Yeah, they will be volunteer Social Media law enforcement.

The law also requires that social media verify the age of everyone on their site. This means that you will have to provide ID in order to post on social media. That is when this becomes important:

(a) IN GENERAL.—The Commission may inquire into the management of the business of digital platforms subject to this Act, and shall keep itself informed as to the manner and method in which that management is conducted and as to technical and business developments in the provision of online services.
(b) INFORMATION.—The Commission may obtain from digital platforms subject to this Act and from persons directly or indirectly controlling or controlled by, or under direct or indirect control with, those platforms full and complete information necessary, including data flows, to enable the Commission to perform the duties and carry out the objects for which it was created.

Since the media site will have a copy of your ID, I am betting that a person that posts what is determined to be “disinformation” will then receive a friendly visit from the FBI. Repeat violators will then be vzyali.

Even worse? There is a private right of action, meaning that someone claiming to be offended can sue a digital platform and receive damages.

Any person claiming to be damaged by any digital platform subject to this Act may—

(1) make complaint to the Commission under subsection (b); or
(2) bring a civil action for enforcement of this Act, including the rules promulgated under this Act, in any district court of the United States of competent jurisdiction.

Then the commission gets to:

If, after hearing on a complaint under this paragraph, the Commission determines that any party complainant is entitled to an award of damages under this Act, the Commission shall make an order directing the digital platform to pay to the complainant the sum to which the complainant is entitled on or before a day named.

Even worse, is that the platform doesn’t actually have to do anything in violation of the act, all that has to happen is that the commission thinks that the platform will do so at some time in the future.

If the Commission believes that a person has violated or will violate this Act, the Commission may issue and cause to be served on the person an order requiring the person, as applicable—
(A) to cease and desist, or refrain, from the violation; or
(B) to pay restitution to any victim of the violation.

Make no mistake, this bill is intended to give the left full control over social media during the 2024 election year and beyond. This is repugnant to the First Amendment, but the likelihood that there will be a resolution in court before the election is nil. Our court system is too slow for there to be any meaningful resolution. We best hope that this doesn’t go anywhere, or free speech is dead.

Blogger and the Old Site

I got a series of emails last week from Blogger, notifying me that some of the posts on my old site have been deemed to be against blogger policy and have been removed from the old blogspot site. The emails all looked the same:

As you may know, our Community Guidelines
( describe the boundaries for what we allow– and don’t allow– on Blogger. Your post titled “xxx” was flagged to us for review. We have determined that it violates our guidelines and deleted the post, previously at <link, now dead>

Why was your blog post deleted?
Your content has violated our Regulated Goods and Services policy.

Please visit our Community Guidelines page linked in this email to learn more.

So here are the offending posts, so you can read them yourself:

  • This is open? published January 2010 A post critical of the Obama administration
  • Indoctrination published October 2016 A post exposing that schools were requiring teachers to discuss the benefits of being a sexual deviant to children. (This one wasn’t deleted, but is now behind a “trigger warning” page in order to view it)
  • Discrimination published June 2012. A post about a man being removed from Barnes and Noble because men aren’t allowed into the children’s book section of the store unescorted.
  • More Receipt Madness published December 2014. A post on how I refuse to show receipts to the door trolls at stores.
  • Difficult to Keep Up With published January 2021. A post about the National Guard buildup for Biden’s inauguration
  • Identify Those Guns published October 2019 A post asking readers to identify a pair of handguns. They deleted this one more than once in a ten minute period.

Just so we are on the subject, I provide for reference the Blogger Regulated Goods and Services policy, retrieved from here on May 7, 2023 at 1542 eastern time.

Regulated Goods and Services

Do not sell, advertise, or facilitate the sale of regulated goods and services. Regulated goods and services include alcohol, gambling, pharmaceuticals, unapproved supplements, tobacco, fireworks, weapons, or health/medical devices.

Note that not a single one of those posts was attempting to sell, advertise, or facilitate the sale of any goods and services. No, this is an attempt by Blogger to eliminate any opinion with which they or their employees disagree. They are slowly shutting down anyone with an opposing opinion.

This is exactly why I decided to move this blog to its own server.

That is why I set up this website on its own server. The idea here is that I setup and maintain the server for my use. That server has a lot more capacity than my blog is using, but costs a good chunk more than I can justify spending on a blog. So I came up with the idea of sharing that server.

This is what I did:

  • I set up a server in a country that won’t submit to US takedown requests. Being across the pond makes the websites run a tad slower, but they are more resistant to being shut down.
  • The server is backed up nightly.
  • There is a mirror server in a second country.
  • The entire thing is owned by a corporation.

The Pitch:

Last year, I moved to this new server and became my own IT guy. Because of this, I was able to realize significant cost savings that I am passing on. The cost is $15 per month. For that rate, this is what you get:

  • You get your own blog, run on the widely available and customizable WordPress software.
  • You get one email address with up to 1gb of storage. More options and storage are available for a nominal fee. The email address is attached to your blog, for example:
  • I will migrate your blogger or WordPress blog to this server.
  • You can use your own web address if you have one, or we can find one. There may or may not be an extra charge for that, depends on what you want to use. Some cost more than others.

What you don’t get:

I am not a web designer, graphic artist, computer expert, or any sort of artist. For that reason, I can’t offer custom websites, web design, or any of that. I recommend that you use any of the available WordPress custom themes that are widely available online, or that you go with one of the stock themes that comes with the software.

The only catch or rule here is that you can’t run a porn site. The risk for underage porn and the large amount of resources that they use just make that too much of a hassle. I just don’t want to be in the porn business or involved with that sort of thing. Other than that, I am hands off. Free speech and all of that.

How to sign up:

Email me to make the arrangements. Divemedic (at) areaocho (dot) com.


For Fox News to leak “blooper” reels of Tucker Carlson to Media Matters so as to discredit him is beyond the pale, and indicates that Fox is perfectly willing to work with the very leftist organizations that they are nominally opposed to in order toss conservatives that they don’t like under the bus.

This is probably why I no loner watch any network news show or channel. They all have their agendas, and aren’t shy about misrepresentations in order to get what they want.

Remember when I reported on January 5, 2021 that hosts like Hannity, Levin, Shapiro, and Bongino were all threatened with their jobs if they ever mentioned that the election was disputed. They caved. Tucker Carlson is an illustration of what happens to hosts who won’t.

Shutting Down Unapproved Media

There is an election coming. Time to silence anyone who opposes the left. We all know who is behind this.

Tucker Carlson has been kicked off of Fox.

In somewhat related news, I got several emails this morning from blogger. A dozen of my posts were deleted from my old blog over there. (For example, this post) The reason given? They violated an unstated community standard. I haven’t posted over there in two years. It doesn’t matter. Every one of my posts on Blogger moved to this server when the blog moved, because I knew this was coming.

Two Legal Systems

Two people posted memes to different target audiences during the 2016 campaign. The memes were nearly identical in every way: they encouraged people to vote by sending a text message containing their candidate’s name. This way, the meme alleged, you could avoid waiting in long election day lines. The only difference between the two was the voting block that they were targeting. One targeted Trump voters, the other targeted HRC voters.

Guess which one was arrested in 2021, has been convicted, and is now facing 10 years in Federal prison?

The Democrat tweet is still live on Twitter.

We have two different legal systems. One jails people indefinitely for trespassing, the other gives people a pass for blinding people with lasers while they burn down Federal courthouses. One jails people of one political faction for doing the exact same thing that they ignore from the other political faction.

The entire Federal legal system has been weaponized. The FBI is investigating people who oppose the Democrats, the IRS is auditing reporters who write damaging articles, social media has been completely subverted, and we are on the verge of being a police state.

As bad as that is, things are going to get worse. Much worse. Just wait until the disappearances begin.

There’s my answer

As you all know, I received a 12 hour ban from Twitter with no reason given. After the ban was over, I was given the reason. Here it is:

The story here is that some asshole wanted to know why the right was all pro-gun, unless trannies were involved. I responded with the above tweet, and attached a screenshot of the tranny advocating the killing of Christians that I also posted here.

Criticizing trannies got me a ban.

So I removed the tweet. It’s their playground and their website, so I follow their rules. However, I will still call them out for taking sides. They are not an immune service provider. The very act of censoring one side of a debate and not the other should make them liable for what they allow to be posted.

Not Censorship?

So if a senior government official demands that a member of the press be silenced, that is not censorship, according to Schumer.

So why was it wrong when Schumer accused Trump of censoring the press?

War on Fox and Speech

Having cut off and destroyed OAN, coopted reporters like Levin and Hannity, the Democrats are now talking about declaring war on Fox news.

“There is nothing in those documents to show they operate like a real news organization,” said Doug Gordon, a Democratic strategist. “If you are running a campaign in 2024, how do you in good faith hand your ads to Fox when you know they handed them over to Republicans? If there are any general election debates, how do you let Fox be a moderator?”

Et tu, commie. Fox news is the only major news organization that isn’t completely in the tank for the Democrat party, and even they aren’t so far to the right.

Democrats have started calling on the White House Correspondents’ Association to ban Fox News reporters from the briefing room, and are demanding that The Associated Press declare that Fox News is not a news organization. This would, in effect, move the entire nation one step closer to having official state sponsored news.

Keep in mind that this administration has been using private companies to carry out its policies, claiming that it isn’t a violation if a company does it, even if done at the behest of the government. Now that they have control of social media, it’s time to move on to traditional media.

We might as well begin calling the remaining press things like “Izvestia” and “Pravda.”

Not a Theory

The nerds over at Wikipedia define a conspiracy theory as:

A conspiracy theory is an explanation for an event or situation that asserts the existence of a conspiracy by powerful and sinister groups, often political in motivation, when other explanations are more probable. The term generally has a negative connotation, implying that the appeal of a conspiracy theory is based in prejudice, emotional conviction, or insufficient evidence.

A deeper dive into the Twitter files shows that the Federal government was sending so many requests for censorship to Twitter that the company was having to triage the requests. Twitter was receiving requests from more than 80 agencies- everyone from the DOD to the FBI.

This wasn’t a few rogue employees. This was a coordinated effort by hundreds of employees of dozens of federal agencies to influence the election. At this point, you can consider all branches of government to be suspect: Local and Federal agencies all working together to put their thumb on the scale.

There is more than enough evidence here to show that this was not just some conspiracy that exists only in the minds of paranoid wearers of tin foil hats. This did happen and is happening. Our nation is no longer a republic with democratically elected representatives.

Twitter Still Doing It

Thanks to commenter GuardDuck, I took the following phrase and used it to respond to quite a few lefties on Twitter:

Our current voting process is based on trust. We trust that the process is open, honest, and fair. If people question that process, the victor must open the process to review so that the public can see it was fair. Not doing so violates that trust and is evidence of fraud.

On one occasion, that Tweet generated hundreds of likes.

It has since disappeared from Twitter. I cannot find it anywhere in my feed or history. I don’t care what Musk claims, his bullshit lefties are still censoring people.