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James Woods, the 69-year-old Hollywood star who came out in support of Donald Trump for President, has stopped tweeting to his 484,000 followers on Twitter.

Woods’ updated Twitter bio reads:

“Twitter has now sadly abdicated its position as a sole beacon of free speech. Voltaire’s famous dictum has been quietly buried by these left wing savages.”

Woods is upset because the social media site has suspended and effectively censored several alt-right associated accounts, which includes Richard Spencer who operates an alt-right think tank.

Woods’ final tweet reads:

“Since @Twitter is now in the #censorship business, I will no longer use its service for my constitutional right to free speech. #GoodbyeAll”

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In an effort to counter violent extremism, the Justice Department will fund a study on the use of social media by “far-right” and Islamic groups.

The Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) plans to dole out $585,719 to Michigan State University to “collect posts made in … active forums … by members of the far-right and … the Islamic Extremist community, as well as posts made in Facebook, LiveJournal, Twitter, YouTube, and Pastebin accounts …. ”

NIJ will examine more social media forums used by “far-right” groups than forums used by Islamic extremist groups.

“[W]e will assess the value of these messages in the social status of the individual posting the message, and the function of radical messages in the larger on-line identity of participants in extremist communities generally,” the Justice Department said.

In April 2013 Army training materials listed evangelical Christians, orthodox Jews, and conservative Catholics in the same category as religious extremists who belong to the KKK, Hamas, and Al Qaeda.

Another report in April of 2013 found that DHS had provided materials for a training program hosted by the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) in which police officers, deputies, and CSP troopers were given instruction on the dangers of rightwing extremism and the violence that would be perpetrated by sovereign citizen groups and outlaw motorcycle gangs.

For more on this story, see Social Media Use by ‘Far-Right’ and Islamists Focus of Gov’t Study, Army training material lists evangelical Christians, Catholics as extremists, and Colorado State Police and Homeland Security Target Christians.

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Millennials (the twenty-somethings and younger generation dubbed Gen Y) are having trouble getting jobs because they lack basic communication skills and professional etiquette.

Their social networks “skills” on Facebook and Twitter have not translated well in the workplace. They can text but not write in complete sentences or professionally.

During job interviews millennials appear arrogant and self-important. They also use slang and casual language, respond to text messages, answer phone calls, and bring their parents or pets with them to the interview.

The millennial “worker” has entered the workforce, and employers are alarmed by their lack of professionalism and sense of entitlement; yet to co-exist, they must adapt to this challenging new generation of workers.


This 9:56 youtube video is taken from The Millstone Report web cast at the Resistance Radio Network.

The two-hour show aired Tuesday Feb.11, 2014. TMR was broadcast live M-F from 10:00 am – noon on channel 2.

For more clips from The Millstone Report web cast visit I.M. Kane 2012 on youtube. To see a rebroadcast of the last show, visit the Ought to be Headlines web page.

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