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Friday, August 27, 2021

Apologies

This morning I received the following email from Blogger:


 Hello,

          As you may know, our Community Guidelines  
(https://blogger.com/go/contentpolicy) describe the boundaries for what we  
allow-- and don't allow-- on Blogger. Your post titled "Fascinating  
Interview With Dr. Peter McCullough" was flagged to us for review. We have  
determined that it violates our guidelines and have unpublished the URL  
http://meaninginhistory.blogspot.com/2021/07/fascinating-interview-with-dr-peter.html,  
making it unavailable to blog readers.

     Why was your blog post unpublished?

     Your content has violated our Misleading Content policy. Please visit  
our Community Guidelines page linked in this email to learn more.


     If you are interested in republishing the post, please update the  
content to adhere to Blogger's Community Guidelines. Once the content is  
updated, you may republish it at  
https://www.blogger.com/go/appeal-post?blogId=1608697421187043479&postId=1220180228810939539.  
This will trigger a review of the post.

     For more information, please review the following resources:

     Terms of Service: https://www.blogger.com/go/terms
     Blogger Community Guidelines: https://blogger.com/go/contentpolicy

     Sincerely,

     The Blogger Team


My take on this is that the team of lawyers that has been targeting Dr. McCullough has been scouring the internet looking for opportunities to erase content that references his work.

As a result I've been trying to set up a new site--and I'm finding it a very hard job. Blogger has the virtue of being dead simple to use and manage. Right now, I'm floundering--and haven't had time to read a single bit of news. I'll take time to enable comments.

This is all very discouraging.


72 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this. It is important for all of us to realize that only things labelled as 'misleading' by them are likely to be true.

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  2. Hello Mark,
    Your site is a tremendous source of light. Sundance transitioned last year to a more dependable blogging platform. Perhaps he can advise?
    TedZ

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    1. Sundance was on WordPress. His problems arose from unmoderated comments that linked to malware of various sorts as well as advocated violence. That's why I moderate all comments here. It's time consuming, but it also keeps the site clean and keeps me in touch with people who come here. My guess is that the legal teams that are targeting McCullough scoured the internet to pick up subject lines that included his name or--at a more sophisticated level--looked for links to him from blogs on certain platforms.

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    2. Mark, good luck with this.
      For those of you who have time, the Wiki entry on McCullough is worth a look, e.g.
      "Some of McCullough's public statements contributed to the spread of COVID-19 *misinformation*....
      including that person under 50 years of age, and *survivors* do not need the vaccine, and that there is *no evidence* of asymptomatic spread."

      At the top, they say that
      "This article is being considered for *deletion*...."

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    3. doesn't blogspot have the software package as well, rather than a hosted version, much like wordpress?

      -Bee

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  3. Orwellian. This is bad stuff.

    Keep the faith & keep fighting.

    Boarwild

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  4. On one of my own blogs, I recently posted about three dozen articles about the Ashli Babbitt incident. During the first weeks of my doing that, I argued that the incident was a hoax.

    I subsequently found that my Google searches for my articles had zero results. I would search for an article's exact title and would get zero hits. This was at least a week after the article was posted.

    I write another blog about the movie "Dirty Dancing". For comparison, I did searches for titles on that blog and always got hits.

    So, it was obvious that Google was shadow-banning my articles about the Babbitt incident.

    Then I found further that I could not find anything on that shadow-banned blog. For example, I happened to do a Google advanced search on my own blog, looking for articles that mentioned "Trump Tower". ZERO hits!

    So, it was not just my articles about the Babbitt incident that were being shadow-banned. The entire blog was being shadow-banned.

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  5. No apologies needed, Mark.

    No doubt I speak for many in saying it's the content I come for, not the platform.

    IMHO - screw Blogger. That is miles out of line what they did, and it's almost certainly a sign of worse to come.

    If you strike out finding something sufficiently friendly to manage, may I suggest you crowdsource the issue with your readers? I'd bet this collective would be able to help find something to your liking and/or assist with any speed bumps you may encounter on the learning curve. (Not that you couldn't or wouldn't figure things out yourself, but maybe a little crowdsourcing can find ways to simplify things just by the power of many heads being better than one.)

    Regardless, thanks again for everything, and I've no doubt all of us are with you all the way.

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  6. Take a look at substack.com. Glenn Greenwald fled there after The Intercept kicked him out for anti Zhou articles. (GG is not someone I would follow apart from his appearances on Tucker Carlson).

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    1. I second Substack as a serious choice. They also offer super easy ways to monetize your content should you want to offer that type of value add.

      I would strongly urge you to begin building/pump up your email list: its literally the only owned asset in the digital ecosystem and solid gold.

      Safe to say, you'll have a solid base of followers no matter where you land.

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    2. I gave it a test drive earlier today. In terms of ease of use it seems a very good option. However, the inability to import from Blogger is a major problem.

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    3. Mark,

      That's a major problem I'm happy to help you surmount. I'll send you email (assuming the address on the blog's sidebar is current).

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  7. At least Blogger (i.e. Google) was honest enough to inform you that it was censoring your article.

    I am sure that Blogger (i.e. Google) also shadow-bans a lot of articles. In other words, you are not informed that other people cannot find or view your articles.

    In the future, we should expect that Blogger will simply delete entire blogs without notice or appeal.

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    One consequence of such censorship is that people eventually will suspect mistakenly that Google is censoring stuff even more than it actually is censoring stuff. Any seeming anomaly will be interpreted as Google censorship.

    Google -- and other such Big-Tech tyrants -- imagine that they are establishing respected reputations as being wise gate-keepers against misinformation. However, they actually are establishing their reputations as being partisan censors.

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    Also, the Big-Tech tyrants are providing market opportunities to competitors who do not censor political opinions.

    Eventually competitors will catch up in ease-of-use, and people will learn to use the competitors.

    Recently we discussed, for example, that Ruble videos are comparatively difficult to embed in Blogger. However, Rumble surely will improve that capability. In the meantime, Blogger users gradually are learning to embed Ruble videos despite the difficulties.

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    1. I read on Greenwalds substack (or watched on YT)that SubStack is working to allow embedded Rumble videos. The alternate economy of free thinking is growing despite the roadblocks. Thank you for all your great information Mark. I dont see a "pay" button, am I missing it?

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  8. What in the world makes them think they are an authority on what's misleading or not? Opinions? The quicker you can get away from these squishes the better. Easier said than done, though. Best of luck in your quest.

    0311

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  9. I don't know what to tell you- Substack might be an option or not, I don't know your particulars or even how easy it is to transition to it. I imagine your main worry is transferring the old blog along with it. None of the standard blogging platforms are safe from the censors, though.

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    1. Substack's interface looks pretty intuitive, it's free (unless you earn money from it), and they say they can import any blog that is RSS capable.

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    2. Yeah, transferring the old blog's archive didn't happen for GG, etc.
      Too bad his substack page doesn't include links to at least some list of his pre-Intercept posts, e.g. on Unclaimed Territory.

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    3. Substack is, I think, your best bet for hosting content without the risk of censorship. Wordpress would also be a good option (the software, not the hosting service).

      Wordpress is actually free to use as it is open source software, but the problem for you is that you either need to be technical yourself in order to install and maintain it, or you need to find a willing volunteer. If you installed the software yourself, you would just need to find a hosting company that will not interfere with your speech.

      But as I said about substack, they seem to be able to do all that for you. Substack is probably is the only option for a turnkey platform that you have where you do not have to have technical skills yourself or volunteers/paid people to do that for you.

      If you ever decide to try to monetize your blog, then you probably should self host and use wordpress software as your platform. Chances are good that you'd be able to do that for less than substack.

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    4. I just tried at Substack and it didn't happen for me, either, so it seems pointless for now.

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    5. Yes, I spent hours this morning trying to figure out WordPress.com through a hosting service. I'm afraid I wasted my money. I'm not stupid about these things, but I frankly couldn't make heads or tails of it. For example, followed all instructions and couldn't import. Accomplishing anything was like pulling teeth.

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    6. Might want to check Locals.com. It's not exactly a blogging platform but it is committed to supporting freedom of speech where you can't be deplatformed. It is also a subscriber service.

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  10. My guess is it’s auto censoring.

    Google has a database of stuff to censor.

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    1. Entirely possible, however it's clear to me that they're not scouring the text of posts or the comments.

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    2. I agree with Ray. I am sick at heart. Perhaps if we know the sources where you find things like McCullough’s interview we can keep spreading this information.

      I wonder if they are using headlines to root this stuff out? Maybe “Important Interview” would be enough?

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  11. Thanks for all that you do.

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  12. Several times, I have posted comments here that link to The Blogmire, which is the best place to read about the Skripal poisonings.

    That also provides interesting posts about COVID-19. Mark, I guarantee that you will like an article posted there a couple days ago.

    Brace Yourselves for the Perfect Storm

    The article's conclusion:

    [quote]

    We are, I think, in a lull before a perfect storm headed our way, and here are 10 things I think extremely likely to happen between now and the end of the year, though of course it would be nice to be wrong on all of them:

    1) Mass testing at the start of the school year using the fraudulent PCR test

    2) Leading to another wave of so-called “cases”, especially among children

    3) Cue yet another round of fear and hysteria

    4) Leading to the apparent necessity of children being “vaccinated”

    5) And meaning the Coronavirus Act can be extended in late September

    6) Also leading to a strict Lockdown in October

    7) Vax Passports introduced, beginning with nightclubs and large venues

    8) Food shortages caused by deliberate breaking of supply chains, blamed on Covid (what else?)

    9) Antibody-Dependent Enhancement likely to cause many deaths this winter

    10) Civil unrest in major cities

    Those behind this monstrous deception have by no means completed their aims. They have a long way to go.

    Brace yourselves. Trust in God and Keep Your Powder Dry.

    Remember this:

    The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?

    The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

    I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!

    Wait for the Lord be strong, and let your heart take courage; Wait for the Lord.”

    [end quote]

    As always, the comments there are likewise very interesting.

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    1. Of course, the US is--hopefully--still different.

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    2. The narrative is failing though. The booster is going to open the door for many.

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  13. --My take on this is that the team of lawyers that has been targeting Dr. McCullough has been scouring the internet looking for opportunities to erase content that references his work.--

    Who is bankrolling them?

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    1. That's a bit of a mystery. They're from outside TX, so my guess is funding through the Great Reset folks--Soros et alios.

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  14. My guess is Pfizer & CDC (welded together at the wallet) want to kill the Novavax vaccine. This quote in the now-deleted post is like showing a cross to vampire:

    "There ARE some safe vaccines coming! One of them's called Novavax, and that is an antigen based vaccine, like a tetanus booster. It looks like it creates a sore arm, but it's every bit as good as Pfizer or Moderna and it involves no genetic manipulation of the human body. So, if there was a senior citizen or health care worker that got left out of the program and they needed a vaccine this fall, I think they can look forward to Novavax."

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  15. Maybe a $10 Billion lawsuit against them?

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  16. I would like to see a demographic study of the people whom the Big-Tech tyrants pay to censor posts about scientific issues.

    I suppose that the average such censors are recent college graduates who majored in grievance studies.

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  17. Well I guess we will all need to buyShort Wave Radios in order to communicate. 86/ Big Tech.

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    1. I see what you did there....

      Very cleverly done.

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    2. One of my coworkers surprised me the other night: he and another friend are 100% operational on HAM radio - and are about 50 miles apart. They talk with hand held / walkie talkie size devices, antennae not even a foot long...

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  18. Have you read Denninger‘s post this morning from ~ 11 AM?

    If he’s right, this blows the doors off of everything.

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    1. Indeed I did. The Israeli study KD is working from is behind everything Malone is tweeting today:

      Best comment of the day - "How about a vaccine IV drip?"

      It seems like the wheels are coming off the universal vaccine policy bus. Which leaves me wondering who is going to get thrown under it.

      Primary source. Here you go folks. Mike drop moment. In the land of the blind, Data is king.

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  19. This is very disturbing and certainly nothing for which to apologize.

    Regarding WordPress: I have created and maintained several sites with it. There is definitely a learning curve; as a "newbie" it will take you most of a couple of weeks to research and create your site and it can then also be time consuming to maintain. There is no easy way to mass import content - you pretty much have to cut and paste page by page. The biggest pain is if you run into problems due to a new WordPress version - sometimes the template you have chosen may become obsolete and there is nothing you can do but start over with a new template. You can get around that by paying for a template that the creator guarantees to maintain so that it will be compatible with future WordPress versions. That can cost anywhere from $30 to $300 /yr and is sometimes bundled with hosting. If you do go the WordPress route, as others have said, make sure to use a third-party ISP for hosting rather than WordPress itself.

    Wix and Squarespace are "up and coming" website/blog creation tools. I have not used either (maybe someone here has?). Each of them provides numerous templates and advertises "drag and drop" design capability. Unfortunately, each of them requires that you host your site with them - although the pricing is reasonable. It might be worth questioning them on their policies as regards content. I wish I could be more helpful.

    Best of luck, Mark, and I will echo what others have said: Thank you for everything you do!

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  20. Mark, if you do find something that costs a few bucks to get there. I'm in for a donation since the value of your work is significant to me. I'm betting others agree as well.

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  21. it's still up on the wayback machine, if anyone missed the original (save it now) https://web.archive.org/web/20210725045541/https://meaninginhistory.blogspot.com/2021/07/fascinating-interview-with-dr-peter.html

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    1. I can't reach it and don't recall the blog. anyone remember or recall? Readers Digest version?

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  22. I would recommend that you get in touch with voxday at voxday.net

    His blog was taken down recently by blogger. He must have anticipated it because he moved it to his own site very quickly.

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    1. Voxday had been trolling Google for a while, hoping they would do something, so he could go to court under EU privacy laws with discovery. That is why he had everything backed up and was up very quickly with an alternative site. He has a history of successful litigation against much larger firms.

      Google was smart enough not to take the bait, until recently.

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  23. Mark, I hate to say I saw this coming. If you need help I am available and have serious resources (more than me) at hand for data alignment.

    Never fear asking for help, nothing is needed in return.

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    1. Thanks for the offer. I wasn't taken by surprise by this, but I think there are workarounds that won't compromise what I'm trying to do. We'll see.

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  24. Hello, Mark
    Great blog, one of a few that I visit several times each day...I hope you can continue somehow.
    Not sure if it's workable for you, but what about MeWe?

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  25. Thanks for all that you do for us out here. Wish I could contribute something. I’m just about out of “oooomph” these last few days. I seem to weep more at 83 than I used to.

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  26. As a reminder, and I apologize for not having time to read EVERY post, so this may have been noted--McCollough is THE most published academic cardiologist IN THE COUNTRY. His protocol for treating outpatient Covid was published in a peer reviewed journal LAST SUMMER. You don't get much more credible than he is.
    Many, many people have died needlessly. Academic and organized medicine is complicit.

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    1. It's his advocacy and expertise in treatment that is the threat. CoviD is eminently treatable. It is harmless if treated properly. Nit so harmless if left untreated in the immunocompromised. Which apparently all vaxed have now become. This is mass murder. Mark A

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    2. According to
      https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/there-is-no-product-in-human-history-that-has-ever-created-such-a-swathe-of-injuries-to-the-public-doctors-speak-out-against-covid-jab-risks/ ,
      McCullough claims to have chaired over 24 data safety monitoring boards for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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  27. http://web.archive.org/web/20210725045541/http://meaninginhistory.blogspot.com/2021/07/fascinating-interview-with-dr-peter.html

    Here is the interview

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  28. This blog doesn't show up in Google search results when you type it in. It did a few days ago.

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    1. And yet it shows up as usual in DDG. Go figure.

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    2. Illustrates the dangers of using Google.

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    3. I get the participation prize--the blog shows up in Bing and Yahoo, as well.

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  29. This blog shows in duckduck, and firefox....NO GOOGLE...!!

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  30. Alex Berenson has been suspended from Twitter.

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