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Apr 12 14:06

NBC Reporter Claims U.S. Officials 'Fairly Confident' Assad Behind Attack, Changes Story One Minute Later

NBC News' Courtney Kube reported Thursday that anonymous "US officials" say they're "fairly confident" Bashar al-Assad was behind last week's alleged chemical attack in Douma, but then said one minute later the officials "we're not willing to characterize" their level of confidence to her.

Apr 12 12:21

"It's Time to Assassinate Assad": Washington Examiner's Michael Rubin

If you thought Russia interfering in America's elections was a big deal, you might want to hear the Washington Examiner's Michael Rubin's plan for interfering in Syria's affairs.

Apr 12 11:14

Fox offices in London raided by European Commission investigators

European Commission investigators raided Twenty-First Century Fox's London office on Tuesday, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Sources at the location told the newspaper that authorities were trying to be discreet and had been told to keep details of their mission confidential. The Telegraph reported that investigators will be on site through Wednesday and maybe Thursday.

Shares of Fox fell more than 1 percent in extended trading.

The raid comes amid Fox's drawn out takeover of Sky, which has fallen under intense scrutiny by regulators at the U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority.

Earlier this year, the agency provisionally found Fox's bid would not be in the public interest. It said there are concerns that the deal may lead to the Murdoch Family Trust wielding too much influence over public opinion and the political agenda.

Fox Networks Group said in a statement to CNBC that it is "cooperating fully with the EC inspection."

Apr 12 07:19

Hey Zuck, ever sold data to the CIA?

A new name to pay attention to: Palantir.

Palantir’s clients include the CIA, DHS, NSA, the FBI and more.

Founded by Peter Thiel and very friendly with Facebook.

Here’s what the UK’s Guardian says about the company:

“It is all-powerful, yet no one knows it even exists. Palantir does not have an office, it has a ‘SCIF’ on a back street in Palo Alto, California. SCIF stands for ‘sensitive compartmentalised information facility’. Palantir says its building ‘must be built to be resistant to attempts to access the information within. The network must be ‘airgapped’ from the public internet to prevent information leakage.”

Apr 12 06:42

“IT’S TIME TO ASSASSINATE ASSAD”: WASHINGTON EXAMINER’S MICHAEL RUBIN

If you thought Russia interfering in America’s elections was a big deal, you might want to hear the Washington Examiner’s Michael Rubin’s plan for interfering in Syria’s affairs.

Apr 12 05:45

US rogue state empire LYING for WW3 in Syria: learn three facts to demand .01% arrests, or witness millions more war-murders

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
~ George Santayana, The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress, 1905-’06, Vol. 1

“It is no use trying to escape their arrogance by submission or good behavior. Robbers of the world, having by universal plunder exhausted the land, their drive is greed. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if poor, they lust for domination. Neither rule of the East nor West can satisfy them. Alone among men, they crave with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To plunder, slaughter, seize with false pretenses, they give the lying name ‘empire.’ And where nothing remains but a desert, they call that ‘peace.’ ”

Apr 11 13:59

Russia Insider Website Under DDoS Attack Since Tuesday Evening

Apparently we have been doing our job too well recently, and somebody REALLY doesn’t appreciate it!

Traffic on the site has exploded over the past few days, and is about 3X its usual level - until about an hour ago.

Our site was down for about 2.5 hours yesterday evening EST, and has been intermittent this afternoon, due to a sustained and relatively sophisticated DDoS (denial of service) attack.

It took me about an hour of trying to publish this article, and I still can't load an image with it. I've sent out this same message via our email newsletter list. If you haven't signed up for that yet, please do, it may be the only reliable way to stay in touch with you if they keep disrupting the site.
I've heard that other sites, Fort Russ, and Southfront have also been under attack.

Apr 11 13:09

Leftist Writer Says 'The Maleness, The Youthfulness & The Whiteness' Of Bus Crash Victims Is Problematic

Nora Loreto, a writer and editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media whose work has been carried in The Globe and Mail and Maclean's, expressed shock on Sunday after learning $4 million dollars was raised for the families of the victims of a tragic bus crash in Saskatchewan.

Apr 11 13:06

Facebook I Deleted My Account, No Opting Out Of Off Line Spying Zuckerberg Says

Today Zuckerberg admitted they spy on people "For Security Reasons" Even when a user is not logged into Facebook. He also said there is no way for users to opt of of this activity.

Apr 11 11:38

Facebook Has DOZENS Of Former Obama And Hillary Staffers In Senior Positions - Mac Slavo

Mark Zuckerberg notably failed to mention the recent revelations about the Obama 2012 campaign’s exploitation of the platform’s weak pre-2014 data protections toharvest masses of data from non-consenting users. But when looking deeper at the number of former Obama staffers and former Hillary staffers in senior positions at the social media giant, it becomes a lot easier to see the “why” behind the obvious and glaring question.

It isn’t a secret that Facebook has been censoring anyone with a non-left political ideology. Even Diamond and Silk have had a run-in with censorship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am hardly surprised by this.

Apr 11 11:11

U.S. Senator Actually Admits That The War In Syria Is For Israel

Tucker Carlson repeatedly demands to know what is the American interest in war with Syria. This is very good.

Apr 11 10:09

THE CAUSE OF LONDON’S SURGE IN VIOLENCE IS OBVIOUS — BUT NOBODY’S TALKING ABOUT IT

As the United States continues to experience sensational mass shootings and many Americans call for gun control, the London is dealing with its own rash of violent crime, mostly in the form of knife attacks.

Countless memes circulating on the internet have pointed out that despite the British government’s harsh gun laws, criminals have still found ways to commit violence and murder. Despite this, the government is clamping down further, attempting to restrict knife possession even more than it already has in its fruitless attempts to stop the wave of crime (in 2014, for example, a teenager was restricted from buying spoons, a measure that has apparently failed to reduce crime).

But there is more to the story, and what’s missing from the mainstream conversation further discredits the actions of the British government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The allowance of small amounts of recreational drugs, coupled with an enlightened drug policy, which would decriminalise drugs, would just pull the rug out from under drug crime, as Portugal has done:

Portugal’s Example: What Happened After It Decriminalized All Drugs, From Weed to Heroin

Of course, this is a completely logical move, which is why the UK will dismiss it out of hand.

And besides that, there are too many people, including politicians, the owners, and investors in, private prisons, and bankers, who are very happy with the current status quo, because they are raking in the money from the results of current drug policies in both the US and UK.

So do not expect to see utterly failed drug policies change in the near future in either country.

Apr 11 09:20

Tucker Carlson Responds to Criticism Over Syria Comments: They Want Us to ‘Shut Up and Obey’

Last night Tucker Carlson questioned whether the Assad regime was actually responsible for the recent Syria chemical attack, stunning a lot of people, but Carlson stood by it tonight and told viewers people want them to just “shut up.”

“All the geniuses tell us that Assad killed those children,” Carlson said last night. “But do they really know that? Of course, they don’t really know that, they’re making it up. They have no real idea what happened. Actually, both sides in the Syrian Civil War possess chemical weapons. How would it benefit Assad, from using chlorine gas last weekend?”

Tonight Carlson again questioned the wisdom of striking Syria before bringing up his commentary and the reaction it received.

He said no one wants to ask the questions he’s asking, bringing up the people who “denounced us,” including New York Post editor Seth Mandel‘s simple “Stfu”:

Apr 11 08:09

'Their Efforts Are Stalinist': Ingraham Says 'We Will Never Give In' to Censorship of Conservatives

Laura Ingraham responded to the ongoing silencing and demeaning of conservative voices in America over the past several decades.

She said that "bullies on the left" are continuing to "aim to silence conservatives."

Ingraham said educators first tried to indoctrinate 1980s students into believing Reaganism and conservative Constitutional principles were "racist" because the founders and other key icons of the movement were apparently "racist white men."

"Their ultimate goal was to bully them into silence," she said. "It failed."

But, she said that the left's "propaganda" did get through to some of the students and "shaped a new generation of young adults" who came up with new jargon like "safe spaces," "microaggression" and "white privilege" as rhetorical tools to silence opposing views.

Apr 11 07:57

Debunked: How VoA journalist pushed fake news story on ‘Russian tanks crossing into Ukraine’

The easily-verifiable false claim by Voice of America journalist that Russian tanks were filmed entering Ukraine was shared thousands of times before being debunked. The journalist, however, refused to issue a retraction.

Apr 11 07:41

Something Stinks with the Facebook Fallout

Watching Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg answer questions yesterday by a congressional inquiry and saying he is open to regulations on his company is like watching my long-time suspicions play out in real-time, on live T.V.

Facebook may just become the de facto Real I.D. of a Satanic Beast System. No Joke. How you may ask, well let’s look at that.

Google, Youtube, Facebook, Amazon, etc. have not only become the online gateways to accessing the internet, they have actually become the internet itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But a baker who refuses to make a wedding cake for gays gets driven out of business!

Apr 10 15:31

Tucker Carlson slams US foreign policy in no-holds-barred monologue on Syria, social media explodes

Twitter exploded with support for Carlson following the broadcast, with many praising him for being the only American mainstream media personality to publicly challenge US foreign policy on television.

"Tucker Carlson is without question the greatest American in the mainstream media," tweeted the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, Daniel McAdams. He added that Carlson may have saved "thousands of lives, maybe more" through his comments.

Writer and consultant Beth Clay said that Carlson is "the only person so far to ask the tough questions and make real observations." Twitter user Jake Nelson expressed a similar sentiment, calling Carlson the "only person on TV with enough balls to call it like it is."

Apr 10 14:10

Ted Cruz Takes Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to the Woodshed

Texas Senator Ted Cruz just asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg what millions of Americans have been begging to ask: Does Facebook censor conservatives?

During Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony, Cruz brought up reported conservative censorship on Facebook. First Cruz laid the trap, asking Zuckerberg if he thought Facebook was a neutral public forum:

Apr 10 14:00

EU Raids London HQ Of Murdoch's Fox; Documents, Computer Records Seized

In a day full of bizarre twist and turns, and not long after the FBI raided the office and home of Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, moments ago the UK's Telegraph reported that the British headquarters of the Murdoch entertainment empire 21st Century Fox have been raided by investigators from the European Commission.

According to the British press, competition watchdogs gained access to the company’s offices in Hammersmith, west London, early Tuesday to seize documents and computer records. Still, the precise nature of the confidential raid - and investigation - which is believed to be in its early stages, is unclear.

Apr 10 11:13

Homeland Security Hires "Media Monitoring Services" To Compile 'Media Influencer' Database

Update: After the listing saw public news coverage, DHS spokesman Tyler Q. Houlton quickly tweeted to calm fears of government over-reach and the creation of a real 'Ministry of Truth'...

Despite what some reporters may suggest, this is nothing more than the standard practice of monitoring current events in the media. Any suggestion otherwise is fit for tin foil hat wearing, black helicopter conspiracy theorists.

Phew - thanks for clarifying. And don't forget America, it's for your own good.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Believing anything any spokesperson at DHS says might be an approximation of the truth is thoroughly hazardous to your mental health, in terms of it being a logical statement, related in any way to keeping us safe.

Apr 10 10:28

The Media Never, Ever Gives Peace a Chance

At this writing, President Trump is considering “the possibility of retaliation in Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack on young children and families in the Syrian city of Douma,” reported CBS News. “If it’s the Russians, if it’s Syria, if it’s Iran, if it’s all of them together, we’ll figure it out,” Trump said. “Nothing’s off the table,” including a military attack by the United States.

Whether that possibility involves a cruise missile strike, drone attacks or conventional bombing raids by fighter jets, this is deadly serious business. People, mostly innocent civilians and Syrian grunts who had nothing to do with the “suspected” chemical attack, will die. People will be injured. Survivors will be traumatized. An attack could escalate and expand the current conflict, leading to more death and destruction.

Apr 10 09:59

Alex Jones expressed outrage after a questioner asked him about his links to Russia.

WATCH: Alex Jones goes berserk and molests the American flag when he’s asked about his links to Russia

Apr 10 09:20

Fox News guest turns to the camera, says "President Trump, I'm speaking to you directly," and says "what we need to do right now is to take out Assad's air force"

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Read the comments.

Apr 10 09:13

Glenn Greenwald: Evidence That Assad Used Gas 'Overwhelming' - Amy Goodman Agrees!

I was watching Amy Goodman's much admired 'Democracy Now' over bacon this morning, looking forward to Glenn Greenwald setting the nation straight, as he can usually be relied upon to do, and he explained to the credulous masses, that in fact, it seems to him that Assad had used chemical weapons, and that the evidence was 'overwhelming'. Goodman didn't blink, and then of all things, cut to video of Ben Cardin, the senator from the great state of AIPAC, saying the same thing and demanding war, to reinforce the point, in case some of the sheeple out there weren't getting her drift.

Please don't ask me why I was watching this uber-liberal show whose views on many things I find reprehensible. It is a tedious story of no importance. Goodman is good on some things, but terrible on most. She has been pushing the Russiagate lie, which is telling, but I suppose you could argue that if she didn't her whacko liberal base would drop her.

Apr 09 18:39

Assad cronies deliberately had veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin killed, court documents show

The Australian Broadcasting Commission(ABC) has become the 'Ministry of Truth' since Michelle Guthrie, one of Rupert Murdoch's top executives was appointed by Aust. PM Turnbull(who also works for Goldman Sachs). There is nothing visible on their website about the slaughter in Gaza but at the top of the front page was this story about a journalist killed in the middle of a battle in Syria six years ago.

"The civil legal action would never have been launched without six years of investigation by lawyer Scott Gilmore from the Centre for Justice and Accountability (CJA). He spent months talking to a former Syrian intelligence officer code-named "Ulysses", who described in great detail the Syrian Government's hunt for foreign journalists."
An anonymous 'deep throat' who heard everything. Sound familiar?

Apr 09 16:06

In today’s NY Times...

In today’s NY Times, Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, who calls black people monkeys, is presented as a holy man who talks of the moral obligation to stop “weapons of mass destruction” in Syria. This bigoted rabbi’s hate speech has no impact on his status in the Times as a moral guide.

[NYTimes today: "...While the chief rabbi does not set policy, he does reflect the feelings of many in Israel".]

Apr 09 12:00

Professor Lectures Jesse Watters On 'Christian Privilege'

Even though Christians are forced to bake cakes against their will and fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for refusing to do so, they actually enjoy "Christian privilege" in the US according to University of Massachusetts at Amherst adjunct professor Warren Blumenfeld.

Asked for specifics, Blumenfeld told Fox News host Jesse Watters over the weekend that Christians are "privileged" because they don't "have to know" Jewish holidays.

Apr 09 11:23

Reuters Exclusive: "Clinton's Syria plan would ignite WWIII" (Trump on 10/25/16 )

This is a must-read, it also has the actual audio of Trump warning that if the U.S. meddles in Syria that we risk world war three with Russia, Syria and Iran. "She (Clinton) doesn't know what she's doing. She's incompetent," candidate Trump insists.

Apr 09 10:52

Diamond & Silk: Facebook Says We're "Unsafe

This is a hilarious rant on Fox news.

"We ain't laying out in the street, we ain't no thugs, we don't belong to no gangs, so how are WE unsafe??!!... it's offensive, it's appalling, it taints our brand, it taints us, as women ... Facebook is supposed to be an entity that wants equality, equality for women. Well why are you censoring two women? two women of color?"

Apr 09 09:12

Twitter CEO Endorses Leftist Blueprint To Drive Conservatives From Public Life

The chief executive officer of Twitter, one of the big social media titans, has declared on his own Twitter account that a long, grotesque screed about driving Republicans from public life and turning the whole political configuration of the U.S. into California is a "great read." One of his board members thought so, too, tweeting it first and calling it "interesting."

Apr 09 09:10

Russian Foreign Ministry slams reports on Douma chemical attack as fake news

Allegations about the use of chemical agents by the Syrian government forces are aimed at justifying external military strikes, the ministry said

Apr 09 08:42

Douma Is Arabic for 'Reichstag Fire'

The dominant propaganda meme of the day, as already noted by Colonel Lang, is that Bashar al Assad unleashed chemical weapons on "innocent women and children" in rebel held territory and that Russia and Iran, along with Syria, are responsible. We MUST take action (or so we are told emphatically by morons pretending to be news anchors on the various cable outlets). Few media outlets are willing to report that this information is not only uncorroborated but originates with established liars and rebel partisans--i.e., the White Helmets. Oh, and did you know that the White Helmets are funded largely by the Governments of the UK and the United States?

Apr 09 07:09

Astonishing California bill would shut down free speech, require fact-checkers

It still is, except the culture is now all about censoring free speech.

California Senator Richard Pan, who was behind the infamous 2015 law mandating vaccinations for schoolchildren (SB277), has stepped up to the plate and introduced another bill.

Apr 09 06:49

Apple Co-Founder deletes his Facebook page

Elon Musk isn’t the only Silicon Valley luminary to delete Facebook pages (or rather, the pages belonging to Tesla and SpaceX) in response to the widening scandal over how Facebook stores, shares, leverages and sells its users’ personal data: on Sunday, Woz also deactivated his account saying the social network had brought him “more negatives than positives.”

Apr 08 15:12

FAKE NEWS #AntiSchool

1:40 in. Do not hurt yourselves.

The media is owned by 6 corporations.
We need to break the conditioning.
They want you weak, divided, controlled.
Think for yourself.

Apr 08 09:32

Well, Well, Well… Google and Hillary Just Caught In a New Shocking Scandal Targeting Trump

“Epstein discussed his work surrounding the power of tech companies on elections and their influence on voters saying, “I have been studying for more than five years with controlled experiments around the world, four national elections, tens of thousands of people. I’ve been studying exactly how many votes or opinions Google can change, Google can shift, just by them manipulating those search results when we type in a search term and they give us a list.”

Apr 08 09:29

‘Unsafe to the community’: Facebook takes on pro-Trump Diamond and Silk

“Diamond And Silk have been corresponding since September 7, 2017, with Facebook (owned by Mark Zuckerberg), about their bias censorship and discrimination against D&S brand page,” they wrote.

“Finally after several emails, chats, phone calls, appeals, beating around the bush, lies, and giving us the run around, Facebook gave us another bogus reason why Millions of people who have liked and/or followed our page no longer receives notification and why our page, post and video reach was reduced by a very large percentage,” echoing the complaints of many conservative and pro-Trump pages.

Here is the reply from Facebook. Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 3:40 PM: “The Policy team has came to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community.”

The pair say it took “6 Months, 29 days, 5 hrs, 40 minutes and 43 seconds” to get a response, which they add the network said is “final and it is not appeal-able in any way.”

Apr 08 09:25

‘You can’t decide in 24 hours what type of poison was used’ – 1st OPCW head on UK’s Skripal probe

It is impossible to find out what type of nerve agent was used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter within a short period of time, the first head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons told RT.

“You can’t decide in 24 hours what type of poison was used and where it comes from,” Jose Bustani, a Brazilian diplomat and first director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), said in an interview with RT.

Apr 08 09:18

The real Facebook scandal revealed

Did you know that Facebook gave the Obama campaign millions of dollars worth of free data services…and didn’t report it?

That and other criminal acts by the world’s top surveillance company revealed in this hard hitting interview with Karl Denninger.

We’re not fans of Robert Mercer, Cambridge Analytica, and the money laundering scheme that allowed Mercer to pour millions of dollars into political campaigns around the world surreptitiously, but at least he made a halfhearted to cover his tracks.

Facebook just flat out disregarded the law.

Apr 08 08:45

Hollywood Scraps Clinton Impeachment Shows but Moves Forward with Anti-Trump Docs

Just as a major studio film based on Sen. Ted Kennedy’s murder of Mary Jo Kopechne is set to hit theaters, various other Hollywood projects based on Democrat scandals have been canceled, according to a series of reports.

Apr 08 08:42

Chris Wallace: Trump’s Attacks on the Media Bother Me, But There ‘Absolutely’ Is Bias in Mainstream Media

Wallace said, “Well look, I think there are two things that are going on here, and I think they can both be true. I think that the president has been engaged in — and I’ve said this before — in an unprecedented attack on the media. As a member of the media, maybe not a member of the mainstream media, but a member of the media, and I’ve been doing this for almost half a century, it bothers me. I was particularly distressed, I have to say, when the president held that joint news conference with the three presidents of the Baltic nations, and — you know, it’s one thing when we fight amongst ourselves, it’s a different thing when it’s on the international stage — talked about the fake media. You know, I’ve never heard a president bash the media when it’s on — when he’s dealing with foreign leaders.”

Apr 08 08:31

The bare facts about the Gaza demonstrators are correct, but the rest of the story is missing

Media coverage of Israel's massacre of Palestinian protesters during the first weekend of multiweek demonstrations in Gaza offered textbook examples of how syntax and word choice shape, and even distort, representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even if the facts are accurately stated, the ways in which sentences are constructed, and the extent to which details are contextualized, can subtly lead readers astray.

Consider for instance the enormous consequence of choosing passive rather than active language to convey what happened. "At least 15 Palestinians die as Israel responds to protest," wrote the Guardian in one early headline. "15 dead in Gaza demonstrations" read the front page of this newspaper, and the New York Times led with a similar formulation: "Confrontations at Gaza Fence Leave 15 Dead."

Apr 08 08:07

‘NY Times’ bias about Israel’s massacre in Gaza just won’t go away

At first glance, today’s New York Times article on Israel’s massacre in Gaza looks like an improvement from its first efforts at whitewash. The piece actually reports that the respected Israeli human rights organization, B’Tselem, has taken out newspaper ads asking Israeli soldiers to disobey future orders to shoot at the Gazan demonstrators.

But on closer inspection, the article turns out to be just as biased as the Times’s previous reports. It reads more like a theoretical discussion about when lethal force is justified, instead of a genuine effort to find out what actually happened on March 30 inside the Gazan border.

First, the Times does give the Gazan death toll, which is now up to 19 after four more of the injured died. But it nowhere reports the number of Palestinians who were injured by Israeli live ammunition, which ranges somewhere from 700 on up to 1000. Surely an honest report on the use of force should have included such a figure.

Apr 08 08:02

ADL Applauds Google and YouTube in Expanding Initiative to Fight Online Hate

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed progress announced by Google and YouTube in blocking and removing extremist content on YouTube. Google recently started using machine learning technology, which has allowed it to remove more than 75 percent of violent extremism videos during the past month.

ADL is a select contributing member of YouTube’s Trusted Flagger program, created in 2012 to enable organizations to notify the platform of content that violates their community guidelines. Google is a longstanding member of ADL’s Silicon Valley Anti-Cyberhate Working Group.

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Apr 08 07:52

How Fake News Becomes Fake History: British Propaganda and World War 1

While it took a while to pick up steam, the Skripal Salisbury poisoning incident has lately dominated Western media headlines. Daily we are treated to the smug and self-righteous faces who, in one breath, compare Putin to Hitler, Stalin, and Czar Nicholas II, before proceeding to compare Russia to Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire simultaneously. This would surely be the height of all evil, assuming it were true!

And of course we are supposed to assume it is true because this latest fake news is built on an edifice of an entire history of fake news. Simon Tisdall recently wrote in one of the largest purveyors of fake news, The Guardian:

Apr 08 07:47

Facebook a big contributor to the committees in Congress that will question Mark Zuckerberg

Members of the House and Senate committees that will question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about user privacy protection next week are also some of the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from Facebook employees directly and the political action committee funded by employees.

The congressional panel that got the most Facebook contributions is the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which announced Wednesday morning it would question Zuckerberg on April 11.

Members of the committee, whose jurisdiction gives it regulatory power over Internet companies, received nearly $381,000 in contributions tied to Facebook since 2007, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The center is a non-partisan, non-profit group that compiles and analyzes disclosures made to the Federal Election Commission.

Apr 08 07:08

Trump threatens "Animal Assad," Putin over alleged chemical attack in Syria

You all ready for WW3. Israeli loving neocon stooge!

Last Updated Apr 8, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

President Trump has responded to reports of a suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma, blaming Syrian President Bashar Assad and his international allies for the apparent attack that left dozens dead and hundreds injured. In some of his most critical comments directed at Russian President Vladimir Putin to date, Mr. Trump threatened that there's a "big price ... to pay" for those backing the Assad regime.

Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2018

Apr 07 09:17

CBC Influenced by Zionist Lobby

You state that you “are independent of all lobbies and of all political and economic influence.” This might be true regarding the government that pays for your operations and wages but we regret to say it is definitely NOT true with the pro-Israeli lobby. Once again you were influenced by their lobbying and succumbed to their dictates, propaganda and falsehoods, even in regards to the use of specific language.

Apr 07 09:09

Corbett Report 51-minute video on MLK assassination best yet to show King Family civil trial verdict of US government guilt. Motive: stop Martin’s ‘Occupy DC’ movement until ‘forever wars’ ended and those funds directed to end poverty

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?” ~ Bob Marley, Redemption Song

“We have done what we can to reveal the truth, and we now urge you as members of the media, and we call upon elected officials, and other persons of influence to do what they can to share the revelation of this case to the widest possible audience.”~ Coretta Scott King, Martin's wife, King Family Press Conference, Dec. 9, 1999.

"We as a family have done our part. We have carried this mantle for as long as we can carry it. We know what happened. It is on public record... Any serious researcher who wants to know what happened can find out.” ~ Dexter Scott King, Martin's son and King Center CEO, remarks on the verdict

Apr 07 07:43

Bill Maher defends Ingraham: Parkland student calling for a boycott is wrong

Comedian and progressive talk show host Bill Maher defended Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham on Friday, arguing with guests on his HBO show that a boycott led by Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivor David Hogg was un-American.

Maher sparred with "Real Time" panel guests including author Max Boot over whether Hogg's boycott of Ingraham, who Maher admitted is a "deliberately terrible person," should be celebrated.

Hogg called for his Twitter followers to contact Ingraham's top advertisers following her criticism of him last month. Ingraham's Fox News show has since been dropped by multiple companies.

“I want to defend Laura Ingraham,” Maher told the audience. "I know it sounds ridiculous, but it has to do with the Parkland kids and guns and free speech."

Apr 07 07:05

Furious Amazon Prime subscribers threaten to file class-action lawsuit after firm shut down THOUSANDS of accounts without warning

Amazon has since issued a statement, saying it took action against 'bad actors' on the site.

'Amazon has taken action against bad actors and those who have violated our community rules,' an Amazon spokesperson told Mail Online.

'If any customers believe their account has been closed in error, we encourage them to contact us directly so we can review their account and take appropriate action'.

On Thursday, Amazon sent an email to affected customers explaining why their accounts had been shuttered.

In it, the firm explained the accounts had violated Amazon's policies around posting reviews for 'commercial purposes'.

Amazon bans users from publishing reviews in exchange for things like discounts or gift cards, a process called 'review swaps', Business Insider said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I agree with Amazon's reasons, but there should have been warnings issued rather than a shut-off with no notice.

Apr 07 06:53

Facebook suspends data firm hired by Vote Leave over alleged Cambridge Analytica ties

AggregateIQ, which played a pivotal role in the Brexit campaign, suspended after reports it may have improperly obtained user data

Apr 07 06:45

Social media users treated as 'experimental rats,' EU data watchdog says as he urges more changes from Facebook

Facebook revealed Wednesday that 87 million users were affected by the scandal which saw a quiz app scrape the data from profiles on the social network and pass them over to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Buttarelli criticized social media firms' data collection practices.

"There are days when you have the impression people are treated as battery animals or experimental rats. We are treated as a farm for data. We are in within a walled garden and every single action is monitored," Buttarelli said.

Apr 07 06:36

HOMELAND SECURITY TO COMPILE DATABASE OF JOURNALISTS, MEDIA INFLUENCERS

The Department of Homeland Security posted a contract request this week for "Media Monitoring Services," which will compile a database of hundreds of thousands of journalists, bloggers and "media influencers" for the federal government. After an outcry on social media, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman tweeted "this is nothing more than the standard practice of monitoring current events in the media."

Apr 07 05:41

Report: Facebook Donated to 46 of 55 Members on Committee that Will Question Zuckerberg

Facebook and political groups associated with it have reportedly donated to 46 of the 55 members on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which will question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg next week.

According to a USA Today analysis, members on this year’s House Energy and Commerce Committee have received roughly $381,000 in Facebook-related contributions since 2007 with the average Republican getting $6,800 and the average Democrat getting $6,750. The report was based on data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

Committee Chair Greg Walden (R-OR) reportedly received $27,000 while Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NY) got $7,000 in Facebook-related contributions. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), the Bay Area Democrat whose district is reportedly home to many Facebook executives and employees, got the most contributions, receiving $51,050 in the last decade.

Apr 07 05:40

Mueller Star Witness Against President Trump Is A Convicted Pedophile – Media Buries It

Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly is using a convicted pedophile, George Nader, as his star witness in his unending witch hunt against President Trump.

Mike Cernovich tweeted last week that dirty cop Mueller’s star witness in the Trump – Russia witch hunt is a child molester

Apr 06 14:56

Newsweek: 'White People in South Africa Should Stop Panicking About Losing Their Land'

White people in South Africa need to stop complaining about their land being stolen because many black South Africans view seizing their property "as essential to restoring their dignity," so says Newsweek's Ben Cousins.

Apr 06 12:46

Sean Hannity Gets in Twitter Spat With Jimmy Kimmel

Now here’s a heavyweight match-up I’d love to see in person.

Earlier today, Fox News host Sean Hannity took late-night TV show host and walking Democrat talking point Jimmy Kimmel to the woodshed for his past misogynistic behavior. If you forgot about Kimmel’s lurid past, make sure you take a look at these clips from his days on “The Man Show.”

Apr 06 10:24

The Sinclair Horrorshow Is the Result of Decades of Failing to Take Media Consolidation Worries Seriously

For decades, consumer advocates and media watchdogs have warned about the dangers of media consolidation and the nation’s obsession with often-mindless merger mania. And for just as long, many consumers and tech analysts ignored those warnings, clearly bored by concerns that such consolidation harms quality local reporting, competition, and quality discourse.

They’re paying attention now.

Sinclair’s planned $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune would give it ownership of more than 230 broadcast stations, reaching 72 percent of the American public. Given that the broadcaster has been widely criticized for “news” that tends to be facts-optional on a good day, the company’s expansion efforts have seen renewed criticism in light of America’s disinformation problem.

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