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I'm standing in for our Editor in Chief Johnas Presbyter today in alerting you to issues we've recently faced with TWITTER. As most of you know our staff including Johnas are mostly former and retired naval establishment types and a bit on the conservative side, but I must say not exactly dogmatic. More over most of the founding members of the American Admiralty Information Net work are military veterans of the Cold War era and certainly no fans of Russia. But if you read this blog with any regularity you are well aware that none are registered democrats or socialists, or big fans of Hillary and Bernie. We all here at AAB are well aware of the lack of privacy on the Internet. We are here after all to publish useful or entertaining information and frankly to promote ideas that we think will work for the betterment of the nation. Some of those ideas are technological, some naval in character, some indeed are political.
We have entered cyber space because it is affordable, we don't need the funds to buy a news paper facility or TV channel. Indeed our "dashboard" for this blog is provided free of charge. However that is not to say that our dashboard provider does this sort of thing out of altruism. Bloggers provide the content that brings the readers into the dashboard provider's universe and the provider controls the advertising revenues and derives other income streams. We fully anticipate that our free dashboard provider is collecting data that is of use to them.
We also post to Twitter quite frequently with links back to our posts. Twitter has been an excellent means of drawing public attention to our observations and opinions, and free services such as on line nautical courses. With Twitter as with our dashboard provider we produce content, Twitter controls advertising and any other revenues derived from people visiting their site. What no one expected from Twitter was behavior similar to the main stream media attempting to police any sites that appeared to be favorable to Mr. Trump, the Republicans, or Conservatives generally. Even if we expected that we didn't think we would draw any fire since I personally have chided such conservative figures as Rush Limbaugh in print on this site. We have proposed solutions to the growing issue of under employment in this country guaranteed to offend conservatives, but we also don't fail to expose the hypocrisy of the left. Frankly I have to admit that we make no attempt to be "fair and balanced" but we do not disguise opinion as news. So we were quite concerned when we received the following from our server: