Big govt, Media, Politics

YouTube to Ban “Hateful” Videos

Google-owned YouTube announced on Wednesday that it will ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those promoting “conspiracy theories.” “Today, we’re taking another step in our hate speech policy by specifically prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.” According to YouTube, “[I]t will take time for our systems to fully ramp up and coverage will gradually expand over the next several months.” The move comes after the video platform saw fit to “de-monetize” conservative Steven Crowder’s viral comedy show following complaints that his jokes were offensive and not PC. In short, the “Left Valley” continues censorship of conservative voices with draconian criteria for what is considered inoffensive.

Here’s more from Yahoo News…

YouTube announced Wednesday it would ban videos promoting or glorifying racism and discrimination as well as those denying well-documented violent events, like the Holocaust or the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

The announcement by the Google-owned video-sharing platform was the latest of a series of tech industry moves to filter out hateful and violent content, which have spurred calls for tougher regulation.

“YouTube has always had rules of the road, including a longstanding policy against hate speech,” a company statement said.

“Today, we’re taking another step in our hate speech policy by specifically prohibiting videos alleging that a group is superior in order to justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion based on qualities like age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.”

 

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Christopher Steele to Meet with U.S. Officials

In a sudden about-face, former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele–best known for the “golden showers” dossier facilitating the collusion delusion–will meet with U.S. officials in London. Purportedly, the meeting is to discuss his relationship with the FBI. Steele has previously refused to meet with U.S. intelligence officials and the House Intelligence Committee, though whether or not this meeting is strictly “voluntary” is not very clear from media reports thus far. If he reveals pertinent details, the upcoming report from the Inspector General could gain all the more clout before unraveling the Deep State’s coup.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

According to The Sunday Times, former British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who was responsible for the infamous Trump “golden showers” dossier, will meet with U.S. investigators in London to speak of his relationship with the FBI.

Steele has been adamantly refusing to meet with U.S. intelligence officials; the House Intelligence Committee, which was examining the origins of the dossier when it was under Republican control last year, requested for him to meet with them, but he would not. In the Senate, Senate Intelligence Chairman, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) has been trying for two years to interview Steele; that has not eventuated.

The Hill reported:

Republicans have long alleged it was Steele’s dossier that improperly led to an FBI inquiry, which ultimately morphed into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Barr May Have Finished IG FISA Abuse Report

Attorney General William Barr may be ready to unleash a bombshell report on the Deep State from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, detailing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses against the 2016 Trump campaign. “Sources are telling me it may now have already been handed to the attorney general,” revealed Sean Hannity on Monday. Barr has previously said he expected Horowitz to complete the investigation in late May or early June. Hannity’s sources just last month claimed the investigation was “done and it’s devastating.” If this isn’t a nothing burger [see Mueller Report], Trump’s reelection odds are north of 80%.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Fox News host Sean Hannity said Attorney General William Barr may already have the Justice Department inspector general report on the investigation into alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses.

“Sources are telling me it may now have already been handed to the attorney general,” Hannity said on his Monday evening show.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz has not made any public statements about the investigation in months, but Barr said he expected Horowitz to complete the inquiry in late May or early June.

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Dem Pounces on Shooting to Promo Gun Control

Surprising exactly no one, committed anti-gunner Representative Jerry Nadler (D-NY) used the weekend’s Virginia Beach shooting to promote MORE gun control. Nadler tweeted: “We are nearly 100 days since @HouseJudiciary passed #HR8, the universal background checks bill, in the House, and today there has been another mass shooting in America. Thoughts and prayers are not enough. We need action now! #EnoughIsEnough #EndGunViolence.” Except the .45 caliber handguns used in the rampage were legally purchased, leaving it unclear how this shooting bolsters the Left’s argument for HR8 “universal background checks bill.” In other words, this is a typical knee-jerk response from liberals who haven’t been “mugged by reality” yet.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Friday, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) sent out the following tweet regarding the Virginia Beach shooting:

We are nearly 100 days since @HouseJudiciary passed #HR8, the universal background checks bill, in the House and today there has been another mass shooting in America. Thoughts and prayers are not enough, we need action now. #EnoughIsEnough #EndGunViolence

The tweet has nearly 13,000 “likes,” and has been retweeted 5,300 times.

According to CBS News, the Virginia Beach gunman used two .45 caliber handguns in his rampage.

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Courts, Issues, Politics

FAA Investigates Airports for Religious Discrimination Against Chick-fil-A

Two major U.S. airports are now under investigation by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration after banning Chick-fil-A franchises because the Christian owners support traditional marriage. “The FAA notes that federal requirements prohibit airport operators from excluding persons on the basis of religious creed from participating in airport activities that receive or benefit from FAA grant funding,” the FAA said in a statement. The New York Post reported that San Antonio International Airport in Texas and Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York are being investigated after rejecting bids by Chick-fil-A for franchises in those locations. What’s noteworthy is that such an investigation by the FAA under the Obama administration would have been unheard of.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Two major U.S. airports that banned the popular Chick-fil-A food franchise because the owner supports traditional marriage could be facing charges of religious discrimination as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigates claims made against them.

The New York Post reported that the FAA is looking into religious discrimination complaints arising from the chain’s ban at San Antonio International Airport in Texas and Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York.

According to the FAA, the U.S. Department of Transportation “received complaints alleging discrimination by two airport operators against a private company due to the expression of the owner’s religious beliefs, the Post reported.

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Sanders, Harris Attack Fellow Democrat Over “Heartbeat” Bill

Democratic presidential candidates Senators Bernie Sanders (VT) and Kamala Harris (CA) attacked fellow Democrat Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards for signing into law “heartbeat” protections limiting abortions in his state. “Dangerous attacks on women’s constitutional right to an abortion are outrageous no matter what party you’re in,” Harris tweeted. Sanders called the move an “outrage.” Once again, Democrats are making it clear that pro-life Democrats are anathema and shall be purged.

Here’s more from The Hill…

Democratic presidential hopefuls Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) criticized Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Thursday for his support of a bill that would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

“Dangerous attacks on women’s constitutional right to an abortion are outrageous no matter what party you’re in,” Harris tweeted after Edwards signed the bill, which would outlaw abortion around six weeks into pregnancy.

“My message to the Gov. of Louisiana: women have agency, women have value, women have authority to make decisions about their own lives—and we will not go backward,” she added.

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Abortion, Issues, Media, Politics

Netflix, Disney Threaten Hypocritical Georgia Boycott

Disney has now joined Netflix and others in the entertainment industry in threatening to boycott filming and production in Georgia after the state’s governor signed “heartbeat” protections into law. Except the Left wing elites see no problem in continuing to do business in Egypt and Jordan, where abortion is illegal and China, where abortions are routinely forced on women by the government in accord with its strict one child policy. According to The Daily Caller, Disney even recently opened a $5.5 billion resort in Shanghai without a peep of alarm about the internment of more than a million Muslims in internment camps. Hollywood’s political correctness is merely a domestic ideology convenient only when it aligns with traditional Leftist intrigues.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Entertainment giants Netflix and Disney are threatening to pull their business out of Georgia over the state’s recently-enacted “heartbeat” abortion bill but maintains unwavering partnerships with countries like Egypt, where abortions are illegal, and China, where Muslims are being held in internment camps.

Earlier this week, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos issued a statement on the growing movement in Hollywood to boycott Georgia over the new pro-life legislation which prohibits abortions if a baby’s heartbeat is detected, which is roughly six weeks into the pregnancy.

“We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” Sarandos said. “Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there, while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to. Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

RBG: Pregnant Women Are Not “Mothers”

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg clearly didn’t pass Biology 101 given her remarks that pregnant women are not “mothers.” The comment was made following Justice Clarence Thomas’ opinion supporting the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling upholding an Indiana abortion law. The measure requires hospitals and other medical facilities to provide dignified cremation or burial services to babies aborted on their premises but blasting them for not explicitly condemning eugenics or sex-selective abortions. Ginsberg specifically took issue with the use of the word “mother,” arguing that “[A] woman who exercises her constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy is not a ‘mother.'” Somehow, though, paternity tests for babies in utero still constitute legal fatherhood. Weird how that works.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has an odd concept of motherhood. According to her, pregnant women are not mothers, particularly pregnant women that terminate their offspring in an abortion.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of an Indiana abortion law requiring medical facilities to provide dignified burials or cremation to children aborted at their establishment. Though conservative Justice Clarence Thomas concurred with the court’s opinion, he argued that his colleagues made a mistake by choosing to forgo ruling on whether or not Indiana could ban abortions for sex-selective or eugenic purposes. It was his use of the word “mother” in his dissent that his fellow colleague Justice Ginsburg took most issue with.

“Enshrining a constitutional right to an abortion based solely on the race, sex, or disability of an unborn child, as Planned Parenthood advocates, would constitutionalize the views of the 20th-century eugenics movement,” Thomas wrote.

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Abortion, Media, Politics

Netflix Threatens to Boycott Filming in Georgia

Netflix is the latest Hollywood elitist company to threaten Georgia with a boycott after the state’s new abortion restrictions were signed into law. Netflix reports it may “rethink” filming and their “entire investment” there if the law isn’t scrapped, but conservatives are already mounting their own boycott threats against Netflix if it follows through, and with the success of conservative and Christian films in recent years, pressure from Hollywood may result in an entirely separate cottage industry. We approve!

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

In response to Georgia’s new law prohibiting aborting babies with a detectable heartbeat, Netflix said that the company may “rethink” filming in Georgia if the law goes into effect. In response, some conservatives are saying they will consider boycotting Netflix if they follow through on the Georgia boycott.

In a statement to Variety, Netflix’s chief content creator Ted Sarandos said the company will work with the ACLU to fight the Georgia law in court.​

“We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” Sarandos said. “It’s why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court.”

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Elections, Politics

Poll: Sanders Voters are “Low Information”

A new NBC poll released Sunday on “Meet the Press” confirms what we have pretty much known from the start: 2020 socialist candidate Bernie Sanders’ voters are “low information.” “The less you are paying attention, the more likely you are a Bernie Sanders supporter,” host Chuck Todd said, pointing to a Monmouth poll showing Bernie trailing Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Now Todd and NBC are facing social media outrage, as Bernie voters condemn the implication. With a little less than 18 months before election day, we’re already witnessing the circular firing squad that is the 2020 Democratic Party.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

An NBC poll which debuted Sunday on “Meet the Press” revealed a characteristic about Bernie Sanders (I-VT) voters that wasn’t exactly flattering.

It turns out, the less you pay attention to politics, the more likely you are to support the socialist option for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

WATCH Chuck Todd deliver the bad news to his panel.

“The less you are paying attention, the more likely you are a Bernie Sanders supporter,” Todd says, pointing to a Monmouth poll taken recently showing that Sanders is losing definite ground to both former Vice President Joe Biden and a suddenly-much-stronger Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who has jumped between 5 and 6 points in the polls since Biden entered the race.

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