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Posted on: Feb 04, 2023
"Frankly, I don't know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I'm not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we're Number One. There's no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on 'Macbeth '. The four of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab. You don't know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words." -- Columnist Burt Prelutsky, Los Angeles Times
World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab is not afraid to tell the rest of us the truth about unpleasant matters like how in the future we’ll all own nothing and be eating bugs. But what DOES strike fear in Schwab’s otherwise black heart is the prospect of the huddles masses rising up against “the system” and directing their anger at elites like, well, Klaus Schwab.
Professional tennis player Novak Djokovic gained a good deal of notoriety for refusing to get vaccinated against COVID, even being refused entry to the United States to play in the 2022 U.S. Open as a result. So it was particularly amusing when, after Djokovic won this year’s U.S. Open, the announcers credited him with the “Shot of the Day” sponsored by… wait for it… Monsanto.
The United Nations wants to “massively ramp up” its side of an “information war” against “misinformation,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming has declared.
In a speech to this summer’s Nobel Prize Summit, highlighted on X this week by podcaster Kyle Becker, Fleming said the UN has “teamed up with the platforms to elevate reliable information around COVID and climate, to amplify trusted messengers, and we have quite an army of them out there who want to take on content and promote it within their followings, and also educating users on how to slow the spread of disinformation,” she said, touting a new slogan for online information consumption: “pause, take care before you share.”
“We do feel like we are in an information war and that we need to massively ramp up our response,” Fleming said. “So we’re creating at the UN a central capacity to monitor and also have the ability to rapidly react when mis- and disinformation and hate speech is threatening not just our people, our operations, but also the issues and the causes that we’re working on.”
“But also we are going to be gearing up our verified initiative around climate change, and developing this UN code of conduct on information integrity on digital platforms, hoping to set global standards that we can all advocate around, so that we can collectively work for a more humane internet,” she added.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Friday that Thursday’s indictment of Hunter Biden was a “face-saving exercise” for a Department of Justice (DOJ) under increasing scrutiny and revealed the ‘key facts’ that House Republicans will rely on as they begin their impeachment inquiry.
Jordan wrote off Thursday’s indictment of Hunter Biden as a public relations move as evidence mounts linking Hunter’s illegal activities with Joe Biden dating to his time in the Vice President’s mansion and exposing the department’s mishandling of the investigation for years. “At some point, it’s got to do something” Jordan said of Biden’s DOJ. “So they go with the one charge that has no links to the White House, the gun charge, and they announce it two days after the speaker announces that there’s an impeachment inquiry that’s been launched by the House of Representatives.” The younger Biden was charged Thursday with one count of false statement in the purchase of a firearm, one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance, and one count of false statement related to information required to be kept by federal firearms licensed dealer.
A large filament that was hanging out the past few days near center disk erupted within the past several hours. Begin time was around 04:00 UTC (9/16/2023). The impressive event did produce an asymmetric coronal mass ejection (CME) based on updated imagery courtesy of LASCO. Additional imagery will be required to determine just how much, if any plasma will be directed towards Earth. More to follow.
Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has repeatedly sought Secret Service protection from the federal government due to persistent threats to his safety, but his requests have been denied.
Unfortunately, on Saturday night in Los Angeles, the concerns of his campaign turned into a reality when an armed individual impersonating a federal marshal appeared at a campaign event.
The man has now been identified as 44-Year-Old Adrian Paul Aispuro.
According to reports, the man is being held in Los Angeles on $35,000 bail for a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon.
At around 4:30 pm, police were alerted to a disturbance at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. According to reports from Breitbart, the police indicated that “a male was in front of the event venue with ‘a badge on their lapel, a gun, and a shoulder holster, and claimed to be a U.S. Marshal.’”
Despite his claims of being part of the event staff, no one from the staff could confirm his identity. A note, shared with Breitbart by an officer present at the scene and addressed to the campaign, stated: “Male impersonating a federal agent with a handgun and exposed ammunition. He claimed to be employed for the event but was not recognized by security.”
Video footage captured the moment when the man was handcuffed and taken away by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
“I’m very grateful that alert and fast-acting protectors from Gavin de Becker and Associates (GDBA) spotted and detained an armed man who attempted to approach me at my Hispanic Heritage speech at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles tonight,” Kennedy said in a statement. “The man, wearing two shoulder holsters with loaded pistols and spare ammunition magazines was carrying a U.S. Marshal badge on a lanyard and beltclip federal ID. He identified himself as a member of my security detail. Armed GDBA team members moved quickly to isolate and detain the man until LAPD arrived to make the arrest. I’m also grateful to LAPD for its rapid response.”
Webmaster addition: According to his Facebook page, Paul Aispuro is an actor! What I want to know is how he obtained a US Marshall's badge and a Federal ID!
When Sarah Silverman sued artificial-intelligence titans OpenAI and Meta Platforms on July 7, her copyright lawsuits seemed to present a relatively straightforward allegation: These companies didn’t secure Silverman’s and other authors’ permission before using their copyright works, including her 2010 autobiography The Bedwetter, which isn’t okay, per these suits. Silverman is joined by two other authors, novelists Christopher Golden and Richard Kadrey, in these suits; their civil complaints are seeking class-action status which, if green-lit by the court, means that many, many more writers could take action against these companies.
Indeed, OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Meta’s artificial-intelligence projects rely on the mass trawling of books to learn language and generate text, the suits say. Silverman’s suit contends that these AI projects didn’t secure her and other authors’ permission for using their works before inhaling them, violating intellectual-property law. They also claim that these AI systems gained access to these books via spurious means, using libraries of pirated texts — or as the suits’ co-attorney Matthew Butterick puts it to Vulture, “Creators’ work has been vacuumed up by these companies without consent, without credit, without compensation, and that’s not legal.”
Silverman claims that ChatGPT and Meta’s generation of text is the very receipt that proves they consumed them. If they can spit out summaries of The Bedwetter and other copyrighted works, her suit contends, then these systems must have used pilfered books to do so. The proposed class action is asking for financial damages as well as “permanent injunctive relief” to stop these AI systems from gobbling down their work — and then using that to create text — without permission or payment.