Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Censorship gives officials opportunity to engage in cover-up

Kit Daniels | Infowars.com - NOVEMBER 23, 2015

Belgium Censors Free Speech With Kitten Photos During Terror Raid
After Belgian police asked residents to censor themselves on social media during a terrorist raid, the compliant public saturated Twitter with kitten photos to drown out news on the #BrusselsLockdown.
The police told local Twitter users to refrain from posting live updates on the search for Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam to “keep the police and military safe.”

“To prevent terrorists from following police activity, Belgian police asked residents not to share details of the #BrusselsLockdown via social media, and civilians took over the hashtag and flooded it with pictures of their feline friends,” Twitter said in a statement.

But by burying news on the raid with kitten photos and by censoring their own speech, residents gave Belgium officials the opportunity to suppress facts which placed authorities in a bad light while also allowing corrupt government officials to potentially engage in a cover-up.

This is nothing short of an attack on the press because media outlets use social media as a primary source of news, and such censorship only benefits the government while doing little to ensure public safety.

For example, it was just last week that German authorities covered up the fact that explosives were found during an attempted terror attack at a soccer stadium and told an eyewitness to keep quiet about what he saw.
“…Given that German police have been caught covering up rapes and other crimes involving migrants flooding into the country via the wave of refugees in order to not legitimize critics of the migrant influx, could the decision to cover-up the discovery of the bombs have been made under a similar justification?” Paul Joseph Watson asked.
If Belgium is truly concerned about the safety of its public officials in the face of terrorism, why doesn’t the country start by cutting down on the number of migrants it lets inside its borders?
And why doesn’t Belgium also raise an issue with the fact that NATO has been backing ISIS in its war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad?
Those two steps alone would be 100X more effective in the fight against terrorism than flooding Twitter with cat photos.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mystery Buyer Spends Small Fortune on Cat Painting

"My Wife's Lovers" by Carl Kahler.  (Sotheby's) - Click Pic to Enlarge


By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff

– There are cat enthusiasts and crazy cat ladies, and San Francisco art collector Kate Birdsall Johnson definitely liked her cats. The millionaire is said to have had some 350 felines at her 3,000-acre summer residence/cat ranch in Buena Vista, Calif., and invited artist Carl Kahler to do a portrait of them in the 1890s. Sotheby's originally estimated that the 227-pound, 6-by-8.5-foot painting, called "My Wife's Lovers," would fetch between $200,000 and $300,000, but a mystery buyer purchased what may now also have the distinction of being the priciest cat painting in the world for $826,000 on Tuesday.
Legend has it that Kahler, who had recently moved to California from Australia, where he'd painted racehorses, had never painted a cat before and thus spent three years doing sketches of Johnson's felines. The resulting "meowsterpiece" features 42 of them, reports the New York Post, with a critter named Sultan, whom Johnson bought for $3,000 in Paris, front and center. All the cats in the painting are Persians and Angoras, reports the CBC, each with its own name and likely painted separately, Sotheby's head of 19th-century European paintings says. "No way did 42 cats sit still to have their portrait painted," she adds. A legion of servants is said to have looked after the felines. Johnson died not long after the painting was finished. (Like looking at cats? That's OK, it's good for you.)

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Poll: Is 'Cat Breading' Funny or Cruel?

Cat Breading, also known as Breading Cats , is a photo fad that involves taking pictures of cats with slices of bread placed around the neck. The name of the series is meant to be a pun for “inbred.”


Monday, November 2, 2015

Which Cats Shed the Least?


Many people like cats but they may not like the shedding that comes along with it. Some people are allergic to cats while others simply don’t like finding clumps of hair on their furniture every day.
In case you want a cat but don’t want the shedding that normally comes with it, you might be curious to know which cat breeds shed the least. The Korat from Thailand (pictured above) is one breed, which the Thais associate with good luck, probably because they don’t shed much.