Thought for the day

"I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians." -- Charles de Gaulle, French general & president

Social media giant Meta has been censoring posts referencing the recent killing of a prominent Palestinian resistance fighter, mainly targeting journalists based in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, activists claim.

Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, a senior commander of Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, was killed on 9 August by Israeli forces during an army raid in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus and subsequent exchanges of fire, along with Islam Sobhi and Hussain Jamal Taha.

Images of Nabulsi went viral following the news of his death. Yet, a number of Palestinian journalists and activists who shared photos and videos of Nabulsi said their posts were banned on Meta-affiliated social media platforms.

They said Instagram and Facebook began deleting and censoring photos of the “martyrs” and their families following the killings. Posts that mentioned Nabulsi, Sobhi and Taha were blocked, as well as any content that mourned their death.

Meta also censored videos of Nabulsi’s mother speaking to crowds and carrying her son’s body during his funeral.

Meta Inc owns Facebook, the world’s largest social media website, as well as the popular apps Instagram and WhatsApp.

Posted on: Aug 16 09:38

Three passports, Privileged documents. A file on a presidential pardon. As evidence surfaces about what FBI agents seized during the raid of former President Donald Trump's estate in Mar-a-Lago, new questions about the real focus of the investigation and new avenues for legal challenges are bubbling to the surface.

The Justice Department informed Trump's team Monday that agents gathered the former president's passports and are obligated to return them, and that officials are also reviewing seized materials that may be covered by various privileges, multiple sources told Just the News.

DOJ has designated a process for separating materials that could be covered by executive privilege or attorney client privilege and hopes to return such memos to Trump within a couple of weeks, the sources said.

"Occasionally a warrant collection can grab things outside the scope authorized by the court and the department is now following a procedure we would for any person affected this way," one official said Monday night.

Posted on: Aug 16 09:36

Dozens of Amazon employees at the company’s air hub in San Bernardino, Calif., on Monday abandoned their workstations mid-shift over low wages and concerns regarding heat safety.

Amazon workers walk off job at major West Coast air hub

© Sara Fee, Daniel Rivera, Melissa Ojeda/Sara Fee, Daniel Rivera, Melissa OjedaAmazon workers walk off job at major West Coast air hub

The walkout in Southern California marks the first coordinated labor action in Amazon’s growing airfreight division, which uses Prime-branded planes to fly packages and goods around the country much like UPS or FedEx. The employees, who are independently organized, said they didn’t plan to return to work on Monday, in an effort to pressure Amazon to raise wages and improve safety.

Organizers said more than 150 people walked out Monday afternoon, and managers had already slowed some operations in anticipation of the action. While a small fraction of the 1,500 employees who work at the hub in various shifts walked out, such a work stoppage can create logistical headaches and disruptions.

Amazon spokesman Paul Flaningan contested that number, saying the company’s tally of workers who participated was approximately 74.

Posted on: Aug 16 09:36

Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. retailer Walmart Inc (WMT.N) on Monday struck a deal with Paramount Global (PARA.O) to offer Paramount+ streaming service to the subscribers of its membership program in a push to better compete with Inc (AMZN.O).

Webmaster addition: I have both Prime and Paramount+ and Prime is the much better performer, reliable, with rapid response to the menus. With Paramount+ I get to watch  the spinning wheel a lot!

Posted on: Aug 16 09:34

At a Russian arms fair this week, a developer showed off their new creation, and the logical next step of the robot arms race: a Boston Dynamics-style dog robot with an RPG strapped to its back.

A video uploaded by RIA Novosti, a Russian-state owned news agency, shows the robot in action, in which the robot tiptoes around before laying down on the ground, its RPG pointed forward. The robot itself is dressed in something akin to the black outfit of a ninja, its eyes, which are presumably cameras, peeking out.

Webmaster addition: Is the IRS arming itself with these as well?

Posted on: Aug 16 09:33

A "catastrophe" at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine would threaten the whole of Europe, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Monday.

"Under the cover of the plant, the occupiers are shelling nearby cities and communities," Zelensky said in his evening address.

"Any radiation incident at the Zaporizhzhia NPP can affect the countries of the European Union, Turkey, Georgia and countries from more distant regions. Everything depends solely on the direction and speed of the wind," he said.

"If Russia's actions cause a catastrophe, the consequences may also hit those who remain silent so far."

Zelensky called on the international community to adopt "new tough sanctions against Russia" and not to yield to "nuclear blackmail".

"All Russian troops must be immediately withdrawn from the plant and neighbouring areas without any conditions," he said.

Posted on: Aug 16 09:32

Researchers at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering have come one step closer to creating a wearable device that can track mental health.  

For the past seven years, associate professor of biomedical engineering Rose Faghih has developed technology that measures certain brain activity directly connected to a person’s emotional state — specifically electrodermal activity (EDA), through the skin.  

EDA is an electrical phenomenon of the skin that changes based on certain emotional stressors. For example, stress caused by pain, exhaustion or being rushed at work can change a person’s EDA.  

Faghih and her former PhD student Rafiul Amin were able to, for the first time, develop a novel inference engine that can monitor brain activity through the skin in real time with accuracy and high scalability, according to a statement from NYU.  

Webmaster addition: Soooooooo ... I don't need my mood ring any more? :) 

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Posted on: Aug 16 09:30

Chinese President Xi Jinping will soon end more than two years of self-imposed in-person diplomatic isolation as he travels to Saudi Arabia to meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — a month after President Joe Biden’s strained visit to Jeddah.

The Xi trip has not been confirmed, but an unnamed Saudi source said it may occur as early as this week.

Xi can expect a full helping of Saudi diplomatic pomp and ceremony in contrast to Biden’s low-profile visit, punctuated by an awkward fist bump with MBS, as the Crown Prince is known. Instead of pesky questions about Saudi Arabia’s human rights record, Xi will get a red-carpet welcome and likely respond with a full-throated affirmation of deepening Saudi-Chinese ties.

Posted on: Aug 16 09:29

Donald Trump furiously called for the immediate release of the 'completely unredacted' affidavit that sanctioned the FBI raid on his Florida mansion late Monday night.

The former president said it was 'in the interest of transparency' the document be made public following the 'horrible and shocking break-in' at Mar-a-Lago last week.

He also slammed the 'very large number of gun toting FBI agents' who entered his home and, in his Truth Social post, demanded the judge who authorized the search warrant recuse himself.

Posted on: Aug 16 09:27

The latest warning from Chris Wray’s FBI is the threat of a dirty bomb.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 16 09:13

The ongoing crisis of illegal immigration continues to come with nationwide consequences. The border is less secure and America is more in danger of allowing potential national security threats into the United States.

As all this occurs, the White House is still refusing to uphold the country’s immigration laws. In fact, it’s ripping down the few remaining reforms preventing total disaster, such as the Remain in Mexico rule.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration stands accused of supplying illegal immigrants with social security numbers and ID cards. Critics of illegal immigration warn this will only worsen the problems that border states like Texas are facing.

Posted on: Aug 16 09:13

Inflation, to this day, has a pattern of increasing with time, rather than decreasing. That comes in spite of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates and saying these raises will bring down inflation.

It hasn’t happened yet. Meanwhile, poll after poll shows the vast majority of Americans are feeling the burn of higher costs in Biden’s America.

Some people are now swapping out grocery store runs for dollar store trips. Others are limiting how much driving they do each week and pulling money from their savings accounts just to meet living expenses.

Now, a brand new poll shows most Americans believe inflation is going to get even worse within six months’ time.

Posted on: Aug 16 09:12

 A federal judge on Monday said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before a special grand jury in Atlanta that is investigating whether, in the aftermath of the 2020 election, then-President Donald Trump and his allies broke any laws while trying to overturn his narrow loss in the state.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 16 09:12

Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently issued a harsh reaction to GOP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to send busloads of undocumented immigrants from his state to the Big Apple.

Adams threatened to send left-wing New York activists to Texas in response and went on to complain about the toll that the influx of migrants has caused within his city. His rhetoric caught the attention of various critics, including the former chief of the U.S. Border Patrol.

In a video posted to Twitter, Rodney Scott called out the mayor’s “audacity” for daring to “whine and complain that a couple hundred migrants showing up on buses from Texas is going to overwhelm the New York City system.”

Posted on: Aug 16 09:10

 In recent months, the “red wave” of the upcoming midterm elections seemed to be losing steam.

By: orraz
Posted on: Aug 16 09:08

Major companies are quietly adding insects to their food products, implementing a goal established by the World Economic Forum that seeks to have humans eat bugs as one of its purported keys to a sustainable planet.

On Sunday, carnivore diet guru Dr. Shawn Baker tweeted a photo of a bag of cheddar cheese puffs, only instead of being made of corn meal these snack foods were chock-full of insect protein.

Webmaster addition: If insects were really good for us and were tasty to humans they would already be a part of our historic diet!

Posted on: Aug 16 09:08

Only a few days after the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky publicly demanded the repeal of the Espionage Act.

The Department of Justice is presumably weighing whether or not to indict former President Donald Trump for allegedly violating the act by taking classified documents with him upon leaving office (although, whether the documents in question were actually “classified” is up for dispute).

According to the official search warrant, the FBI raided the Trump resort on Aug. 8 to look for said documents as well as any evidence that the documents had been knowingly altered, destroyed or hidden.

Posted on: Aug 16 09:07

As reported earlier today, Atlantic contributor Daniel Panneton has published an op-ed in which he claimed that the rosary is now a symbol of extremism.
The rosary, of course, is a string of beads or knots that are used by Catholics as they do a series of prayers.

In the article titled, “How the Rosary Became an Extremist Symbol,” Panneton claimed that “just as the AR-15 rifle has become a sacred object for Christian nationalists in general, the rosary has acquired a militaristic meaning for radical-traditional (or ‘rad trad’) Catholics.”

Panneton claimed that “on this extremist fringe, rosary beads have been woven into a conspiratorial politics and absolutist gun culture. These armed radical traditionalists have taken up a spiritual notion that the rosary can be a weapon in the fight against evil and turned it into something dangerously literal.”

Posted on: Aug 16 09:05

A week ago on Monday the Stasi-FBI and Joe Biden’s Department of Justice raided President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in a 9-and-a-half hour siege on his historic compound.

TGP reported on Tuesday that the judge who signed off on the warrant allowing the FBI to raid President Trump’s home, Mar-a-Lago, previously worked for pedophile and Clinton associate Jeffrey Epstein.

President Trump released a statement late Thursday night calling for the release of the “documents” involved in the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago Monday.

Trump was responding to Attorney General Merrick Garland saying earlier the Justice Department was filing in court to unseal the search warrant and inventory of seized items but not the supporting affidavits for the search warrant.

The Department of Justice earlier today asked the judge in the case to keep the affidavit behind the unprecedented raid sealed.

The DOJ says it must remain sealed to protect the integrity of the case.

Posted on: Aug 16 09:03

Radical Marxist Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón dodged recall efforts after Los Angeles County banned observers from monitoring the recall vote count.

Observers were not allowed to monitor the vote counting in the effort to recall George Gascón.

The Gascón recall petition was approved in January after the residents of Los Angeles had enough of the Soros DA’s soft-on-crime policies.

But there was a catch…

The Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters said observers are only allowed in standard elections and the recall does not qualify.

On Monday the Los Angeles County registrar announced that the recall efforts failed because not enough *valid* signatures were collected.

Posted on: Aug 16 09:00

As GP reported months ago, Jeremy Brown refused to be an informant for the FBI on January 6 — They wanted him to be one of their operatives at the Jan. 6 Trump rallies.

According to an earlier TGP report:

The FBI called Jeremy’s cellphone and asked for a meeting after trying to contact him at his house. Jeremy then met with the FBI agents at a restaurant in Ybor City in December. He told Brandon Gray that 38 seconds into the interview the FBI attempted to recruit him to spy on the Oath Keepers.

Jeremy refused to be an FBI informant so they stormed his home and arrested him on bogus misdemeanor charges months after the Jan. 6 protests.

On Thursday afternoon, September 30th, at 3:45 PM Eastern the FBI raided Jeremy Brown’s home and arrested Jeremy. The charge is trespassing. The FBI sent 20 vehicles for his arrest. DHS and Pinellas County law enforcement were also present. The FBI was in Jeremy’s home for 5-and-a-half hours looking for evidence.

Posted on: Aug 16 08:59

At 92 years old, George Soros is the last human experientially connected to the Holocaust who’s still actively taking lives. Sure, there are a few elderly ex-Nazis being dragged before German courts, but they’re insignificant (secretaries, bookkeepers) and their murderous exploits, if any, ended with the war.

Soros, a Jew who survived the Holocaust by posing as a gentile, kills people daily. How many? I think it’s safe to say that at least once every few days in cities ruled by Soros DAs an innocent person is murdered by a criminal who’s roaming the streets due to Soros’ machinations.

Soros himself has admitted that he bases his life’s work on his wartime experience. He’s the Nazis’ inadvertent posthumous revenge on America; the Jew the SS failed to catch likely conducts the equivalent of one Malmedy massacre per month.

Posted on: Aug 16 08:58

Ever since the 3rd Precinct in Minneapolis was allowed to be burned down Black Lives Matter terrorists on May 28, 2020, our entire society has been dismantled in the name of fighting systemic inequality, implicit bias, and white privilege.

Dead White Males, long revered by their posterity in America, have seen their statues desecrated, pulled down, or destroyed.

And yet the lawlessness ushered in by the capitulation by the state, who surrendered their monopoly on violence to BLM terrorists, is still somehow the fault of white people, despite the black bodies being impacted almost unanimously being targeted by other black individuals.

Remember, in 2022 America, every difficulty non-whites face is obviously due to white privilege and the legacy of slavery in America. Oppression, persecution and the fear of annihilation is a fear all black people have historically faced in the USA in not just the past and present, but the future.

Posted on: Aug 16 08:57

Top World Economic Forum adviser Yuval Noah Harari has declared in a recent interview that the “vast majority” of the world’s 7.5 billion people are simply no longer needed due to technological advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning and bioengineering.

In one sentence, Harari validated what we “conspiracy theorists” have been saying for years, that globalist power elites want to rid the world of people deemed “useless” in their eyes. That’s why we call them global predators.

“We just don’t need the vast majority of the population,” said Harari, who is a historian, futurist, popular author and, most importantly, the chief adviser to Klaus Schwab, founder and director of the extremely influential WEF.

Every year the WEF entertains thousands of devoted followers at its headquarters in Davos, Switzerland. These devotees include heads of state, congressmen, governors, top corporate CEOs, even Hollywood entertainers and stars from the sports and music world. They are being fed a full diet of propaganda cooked up by Luciferian-influenced intellectuals like Harari and Schwab.

Posted on: Aug 16 08:55

Tens or even hundreds of thousands more people all around the world are dying every week compared to pre-plandemic levels. And all available evidence points to Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” as the culprit.

Excess deaths, as they call them, continue to spike in nearly every industrialized country that pushed the shots on their populations. It is happening in the United Kingdom, Nordic Europe and North America – all places where Operation Warp Speed mass vaccination took place.

The numbers get a little hairy depending on which datasets you use as governments have been working overtime trying to conceal the truth. A deeper probe of the data, however, and it starts to show.

Unvaccinated people, meanwhile, are staying alive and, in most cases, are thriving while their “fully vaccinated” counterparts continue to develop VAIDS (vaccine-induced AIDS) or drop dead from “sudden adult death syndrome,” also known as SADS.

“In every single month since the beginning of 2022, partly vaccinated and double vaccinated 18-39-year-olds have been more likely to die than unvaccinated 18 to 39-year-olds,” reports Exposé News.

“Triple vaccinated 18 to 39-year-olds however have had a mortality rate that has worsened by the month following the mass booster campaign that occurred in the UK in December 2021.”

Posted on: Aug 16 08:54

The World Economic Forum is becoming a little concerned. Unapproved opinions are becoming more popular, and online censors cannot keep up with millions of people becoming more aware and more vocal. The censorship engines employed by Internet platforms, turned out to be quite stupid and incapable. People are even daring to complain about the World Economic Forum, which is obviously completely unacceptable.

So, WEF author Inbal Goldberger came up with a solution: she proposes to collect off-platform intelligence from “millions of sources” to spy on people and new ideas, and then merge this information together for “content removal decisions” sent down to “Internet platforms”.

To overcome the barriers of traditional detection methodologies, we propose a new framework: rather than relying on AI to detect at scale and humans to review edge cases, an intelligence-based approach is crucial.

By bringing human-curated, multi-language, off-platform intelligence into learning sets, AI will then be able to detect nuanced, novel abuses at scale, before they reach mainstream platforms. Supplementing this smarter automated detection with human expertise to review edge cases and identify false positives and negatives and then feeding those findings back into training sets will allow us to create AI with human intelligence baked in. This more intelligent AI gets more sophisticated with each moderation decision, eventually allowing near-perfect detection, at scale.

What is this about? What’s new?

The way censorship is done these days is that each Internet platform, such as Twitter, has its own moderation team and a decision making engine. Twitter would only look at tweets by any specific twitter user, when deciding on whether to delete any tweets or suspend their authors. Twitter moderators do NOT look at Gettr or other external websites.

So, for example, user @JohnSmith12345 may have a Twitter account and narrowly abide by Twitter rules, but at the same time have a Gettr account where he would publish anti-vaccine messages. Twitter would not be able to suspend @JohnSmith12345’s account. That is no longer acceptable to the WEF because they want to silence people and ideas, not individual messages or accounts.

Posted on: Aug 16 08:46

Dodge's V8-powered muscle cars are nearing the end of the assembly line.

The automaker has announced that production of the current Challenger and Charger will end in December 2023 before they are replaced by a new electric vehicle platform.

Posted on: Aug 16 08:44

Whenever anyone points out that I expected Russia’s Ukraine liberation operation would be quicker, I point out that Douglas Macgregor made the same prediction I did. He’s gone through and explained why it took longer than we expected. He points to the refusal of the US to negotiate (one which didn’t surprise me), but also the Ukrainians’ willingness to die for no reasons, and biggest of all, the Ukraine’s ability to get away with squatting in cities and launching artillery from behind human shields.

The Ukraine people’s stupidity has for sure shocked everyone. And we all knew the media lies, but their defense of the human shields program has been really over the top – especially since WaPo and others were warning about it in early March.

Now, of course, both the UN and Amnesty International are condemning human shields.

Anyway, in the end, it worked out better for Russia, because they’re going to end up with nearly half of the country instead of just the two provinces they claimed. It’s sad about the Russian soldiers, and I would have supported Russia killing as many civilians as necessary to protect their own troops, because every “Ukraine” person who didn’t defect is complicit in this Jewish murder scheme.

Posted on: Aug 16 08:42