Facebook and Instagram will allow transgender and non-binary users to flash their bare breasts — but women who were born female and who are eager to “free the nipple” are out of luck, according to Meta’s advisory board.
Meta’s Oversight Board — an independent body of experts which Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called the company’s “Supreme Court” for content moderation and censorship policies — ordered Facebook and Instagram to lift a ban on images of topless women for anyone who identifies as transgender or non-binary, meaning they view themselves as neither male or female.
“The same image of female-presenting nipples would be prohibited if posted by a cisgender woman but permitted if posted by an individual self-identifying as non-binary,” the board noted in its decision.
The Biden Justice Department is fighting to reverse the decision which deemed the nationwide mask mandate unlawful, hoping to gain back the power to force individuals wear masks on public transportation, including planes, once again.
In April 2022, U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle of the Middle District of Florida ruled that the mask mandate — forcing individuals to wear masks on public transportation — was unlawful in nature and concluded that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which issued the original directive January 29, 2021, was overstepping its authority. The rule required all of those two and older to wear masks while in airports and on airplanes, with very few exceptions.
Monday’s ruling was on one of the earliest cases, filed in July 2021. The lawsuit alleged that the Mask Mandate violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) on three separate grounds: First, that issuing the order is beyond CDC’s statutory authority granted by Congress in 42 U.S.C. § 264a. Second, that the CDC’s action was really a rule (i.e., a regulation) rather than an order, and therefore had to go through a process of public notice and opportunity for public comment before taking effect. And third, that it violates the APA because it is “arbitrary and capricious,” meaning that it was not the result of reasoned decision-making.
An international group of law enforcement agencies seized a Hong Kong-registered cryptocurrency website and arrested its founder for allegedly operating a haven for criminals to launder funds.
Justice Department and Treasury Department officials on Wednesday alleged cryptocurrency exchange Bitzlato processed more than $700 million in illicit funds by failing to implement an effective anti-money laundering program and that it was aware some accounts were engaging in criminal activity.
Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said U.S. and French authorities dismantled Bitzlato’s digital infrastructure and FBI agents arrested Russian national Anatoly Legkodymov, the founder and majority owner of the website, on Tuesday evening in Miami.
“Today, the Department of Justice has dealt a significant blow to the crypto crime ecosystem,” Monaco said.
As the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting takes place in Davos this week, many have questioned the legitimacy of the unelected group of elites hellbent on telling the people of the world how to live their lives.
Among those echoing such sentiments is Twitter CEO Elon Musk, who warned that the WEF might be going too far in it's incessant push to entirely remake global econmies and societies to mitigate what is sees as imminent planetary doom.
"WEF is increasingly becoming an unelected world government that the people never asked for and don't want," Musk tweeted.
His comments came in response to a video of WEF founder Klaus Schwab and other elites discussing the organization's new "Global Collaboration Village" in the Metaverse, which is a virtual world being constructed by Meta, parent company of Facebook.
The Pentagon failed its fifth audit in November after the agency could not prove expenditures for 61% of its $3.5 trillion in assets. To perform this year's overall audit of the DOD, which was expected to cost $218 million, the agency aggregated 27 separate audits conducted by approximately 1,600 auditors. According to Military.com, the auditors performed 220 in-person site visits and 750 virtual site visits.
A Pulitzer Prize winner and a New York Times contributor wrote in his Tuesday's column that U.S. President Joe Biden needs to intervene in the political situation in Israel in order to save the country, which he claims is approaching the point of a civil unrest.
In his New York Times column, Thomas L. Friedman said that if he could slip a memo to Biden about the new Israeli government, it would say: "Israel is on the verge of a historic transformation — from a full-fledged democracy to something less, and from a stabilizing force in the region to a destabilizing one."
Satellite TV provider DirecTV has announced that it will be laying off hundreds of managers in response to the cord cutting trend that has seen countless customers abandon its platform in favor of alternative methods of TV viewing.
The cuts will amount to around 10 percent of their current management, with management at DirecTV somehow accounting for around half of the firm’s overall staff. Friday will be the last day of work for the employees who are affected by the cuts.
DirecTV does not publicize official subscriber numbers, but they are believed to have around 13 million subscribers right now. However, in their most recent quarter, they lost half a million subscribers in an ongoing exodus that has left them looking for ways to cut costs.
Every scenario result was grim. In every case the U.S. lost at least two aircraft carriers as well as dozens of other ships, hundreds of aircraft, and thousands of military personnel. Japan’s loses would mirror the U.S. leaving the fighting forces of both obliterated.
The Chinese forces would be decimated just as badly and in each simulation Taiwan would retain its “independence.” However, the island would be shattered, left war torn, with a crashed economy, without electricity or reliable infrastructure, totally broken and still vulnerable.
The simulations interpret the U.S. and its allies stopping China from absorbing Taiwan politically as a victory, but is it?
The cost of the war preparations for Taiwan and our own military, combined with the cost of a prolonged war with another superpower and the rebuilding of our military forces would cripple the U.S. as a global power for an extended period of time.
Of course the cost of all of this falls squarely on the backs of American taxpayers.
If these simulations are correct, there will be no winners and no victory. There will only be death, chaos, and destruction. All of the countries will lose.
In the spirit of its theme “Cooperation in a Fragmented World,” the 5-day event will cover discussions about the global economy, the Ukraine conflict, controlling discourse online, climate change, and other tenets of the Great Reset agenda.
Bookmark this article and check back for continuous updates throughout the week for the latest Davos developments!
Democrat Senator Joe Manchin (W.V.) was forced to walk back his complaint that free speech is a “problem” in America because official narratives are being challenged.
“The problem that we have is the open press system and basically all the platforms,” he said at Davos alongside other U.S. lawmakers, including Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.), Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).
A months-long Townhall investigation reveals disturbing new details about the affluent LGBTQ-activist couple accused of sodomizing their young adopted sons—now ages 9 and 11—and distributing "homemade" child pornography of the sexual abuse. Half a year after the shocking story made national news, Townhall is the only outlet following up on the criminal case in Georgia that has since seen zero headlines written about it. We've found that it's far, far worse than what was first reported.
Not only did the married men allegedly rape the two boys who were adopted through a Christian special-needs adoption agency, they were pimping out their children to nearby pedophiles in Atlanta-area suburbs, Townhall's follow-up investigation discovered.
Recorded jailhouse calls, a trove of never-before-seen court documents, and testimony from a family member who spoke exclusively with Townhall uncover the extent of the physical and emotional trauma the two elementary school-aged brothers endured as well as the red flags that the state overlooked during the same-sex couple's "faster than expected" adoption process.
On Monday, the White House Counsel’s Office tried to explain why visitor logs do not exist at the Delaware house since it was previously labeled as another work station for the president.
“Like every president in decades of modern history,” the office said. “His personal residence is personal.”
While the White House claims that the residence is a personal residence, Biden has previously held legislative meetings at the Wilmington home. The most notable meeting had involved Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).
Concerns about the visitor log rose when two sets of classified documents were found at the Delaware residence, along with the knowledge of Hunter Biden residing at the house at the same time.
House Republicans this week proposed legislation aimed at protecting Mount Rushmore from being altered, renamed or demolished by activists who say the monument disrespects Native Americans.
The Mount Rushmore Protection Act would prohibit the use of federal funds to change, destroy or rename the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The bill from Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., is a response to criticism that has grown since former President Trump visited the site in 2020.
"Our nation’s history is not without its flaws, but there is no doubt the faces on Mount Rushmore represent democracy, freedom and the great American experiment," Johnson said. "Removing or changing Mount Rushmore will not change the past and will not move us forward as a country. We must protect Mount Rushmore for generations to come."
The number of noticeable earthquakes has been increasing year after year since 2017 in the key oil producing regions of the U.S., according to an analysis by an independent energy research firm.
The analysis of seismic activity by Rystad Energy reveals that tremors of above the magnitude of 2 on the Richter scale quadrupled in 2020 and are on track to increase even further in frequency in 2021 if oil and gas activity sticks to its current drilling methods at the same pace.
The oil and gas industry is contributing to the increased seismic activity through its practice the saltwater disposal through underground injection, Rystad reports.
The research, which examined data from Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico, showed that earthquakes of above the given magnitude accumulated to a count of 242 in 2017, growing to 491 in 2018, 686 in 2019 and 938 in 2020. Around 570 such tremors have been recorded through the first five months of 2021, meaning we may see a new record this year if the trend continues.
Webmaster addition: Drill holes, suck stuff out, and you're surprised things move?!?
A growing number of sheriffs in the state of Illinois have publicly vowed not to enforce provisions of a new gun control law passed by the state’s Democrat supermajority and signed by a Democratic governor who has 24/7/365 protection provided him at taxpayer’s expense.
The U.S. is moving roughly 300,000 thousand rounds of ammunition stored in Israel to Ukraine as stockpiles within the U.S. have dwindled to a critical rate, The New York Times reported, citing U.S. and Israeli sources familiar with the matter.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) considered having FBI agents monitor President Joe Biden’s lawyers as they rifled through classified documents before ultimately rejecting the idea, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Tuesday.
President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) continued its fight to implement a nationwide mask mandate on airplanes and other forms of transportation in federal court Tuesday, according to Reuters.
Retail sales fell 1.1% in December, unadjusted for inflation, with consumers cutting back spending in almost all sectors except food, clothing and hobby stores, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday.
AFP reports Danone said it would seek the cuts by 2030 using cow breeds that emit less methane, improving cow diets, prolonging their milking periods and capturing emissions from manure to be used for biogas, for example.
The company is also looking at innovative solutions to help reduce emissions including a cow mask that can trap burp gases, the report continues.
Webmaster addition: If the cow can breathe, then the mask cannot trap methane. Besides, most bovine methane comes from the other end of the cow!
As the House Judiciary Committee goes forward with its extensive calendar of hearings and investigations, the chairman issued a warning to Biden administration officials on Tuesday against continuing to obstruct Republican demands.
Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio warned that Republicans, who are now in charge, are ready to utilize subpoena powers to demand answers from the administration in a series of letters to top officials on Tuesday.
The letters were sent to the following people: Ron Klain, chief of staff for the White House; Merrick Garland, attorney general; Christopher Wray, director of the FBI; Alejandro Mayorkas, secretary of homeland security; Miguel Cardona, secretary of education; Steven Dettelbach, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Anne Milgram, administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration.