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I have reached the end of my time on facebook. Their so called community standards are a method of suppressing freedom of speech and expression. For more than 10 years I have tried to comply and failed because my views offend trolls and bots who use multiple identities and play the facebook game. I will try to hold on until after the November election.

My posts in almost every group are scrutinised and even on my own page are blocked. I have many methods of getting around the games, but it is tedious and tiresome.

I find it much freer to blog and I urge friends to join me and the others who follow me here. I will not be accepting new friends and I encourage all of the 2385 friends that I do have and those who follow me to join me here. What began as a place to post cute cat photos has turned into a nightmare. Once trolls infect you you cannot win. When I point out inconsistencies like a “progressive” US journalist, Chris Hedges, has a TV programme on RT (Russian TV) and starts a 3rd party is a probably a Russian front. We know that Jill Stein was allied with Russia in 2016 and even photographed with Putin and Michael Flynn in Moscow and I post it, I get thrown into “facebook jail”. While a Canadian group claiming to be Canadian Social Democrats refers to Barack Obama as “O Bomb ya” I reacted as a black man and spared no mercy on the poster. I called him childish and as bad as Trump with his bullying insults. I violated “community standards”. I would say that the trolls and bots are winning, It was a visceral reaction as a black man to an insult to the first black president, I’m Canadian and don’t vote in the US.

So its has been a difficult 10 year run but I believe that I have made the best choice. I believe in free speech, not political censorship of any kind by anyone. I’m always here and my email is farmer1047@gmail.com. Here I will try to provide a high level of information on politics in the US and Canada, and dialogue. I want to hear from all of my friends about my decision to leave facebook. I expect that some trolls will see this on my facebook page, and I will apply my own brand of “trollicide”, confrontation and truth.

As some of you know I have a terminal lung condition and am waiting for a double lung transplant. I’m confident that I will get a transplant, but the Trump Plague has had an impact on the availability of donor organs from the states I have had 3 false alarms this summer and fall when lungs didn’t meet our standards. I always take my phone and laptop to the hospital with me. I hope that all of you will support me as I undergo surgery and recovery. My wife is my life, she has stood by me since we were married 14 years ago. I owe her my life and my family here in Canada and in the states.

NOW GO OUT AND GET INTO TROUBLE, GOOD TROUBLE.

Published by Frank Farmer

Blog owner, retired professor

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