DHS began meeting monthly with Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, and others to coordinate ‘content moderation’ efforts starting in 2020
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DHS began meeting monthly with Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, and others to coordinate ‘content moderation’ efforts starting in 2020 | 31 Oct 2022 | The Department of Homeland Security has been working to influence big tech platforms. This became originally evident when the Biden administration launched the ill-fated Disinformation Governance Board early in 2022, but has been a focus of their efforts even beyond that now-defunct unit, and before. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit that revealed via appended meeting minutes that former Microsoft executive Matt Masterson, who was formerly an official with DHS, told a DHS director in February 2022: “Platforms have got to get comfortable with gov’t. It’s really interesteding how hesitant they remain.” This according to The Intercept… DHS would tell social media companies what they wanted off the platforms via “takedown requests,” and then the platforms would submit reports to government. They would be “called on to ‘process reports and provide timely responses, to include the removal of reported misinformation from the platform where possible.’”
Prominent American Banks Are Being Investigated for ESG, Working in U.N. Partnership on Climate | 31 Oct 2022 | Nineteen state attorneys general nationwide recently launched a formal investigation into six prominent American banks alluding to legal concerns regarding banks’ “ESG” investing and their participation in a United Nations partnership with the aim of combatting CO2 emissions. The Epoch Times reached out to one of the aforementioned AGa who said that the banks seem to be “appear to be colluding with the U.N. to destroy American companies” and subvert America’s national interests. In a separate correspondence with another AG, Epoch Times learned that these environmental policies would result in jobs being sent off to China due to the Chinese government’s policies that allow for coal-fired power plants to provide reliable forms of energy. On top of that, the banks are being requested to provide details about their CEO’s involvement in the UN initiatives and how these decisions are made. Banking actions connected to “Environmental, Social, and Governance” (ESG) investing were also investigated.
U.S. carrier strike group heading for Europe – media | 31 Oct 2022 | A US carrier strike group, led by new super-carrier USS Gerald Ford, is expected to anchor near Portsmouth in southern England in mid-November, the UK Defense Journal reported on Sunday. The exact date of the flotilla’s arrival, which includes seven other warships, has not been announced publicly, the outlet noted. Releasing such data now “might not be the best idea from a security point of view,” it added. Some of the American vessels will dock at the Royal Navy’s Portsmouth naval base, while the USS Gerald Ford will have to anchor outside, at the roadstead in the Spithead area, due to its size, according to the outlet. The 333-meter carrier reportedly hosts some 90 planes and helicopters, including fifth-generation F-35C fighter-bombers.
British navy involved in Nord Stream 2 ‘terrorist attack’ – Russia –UK forces participated in an operation which damaged Europe’s energy security, Moscow claims | 29 Oct 2022 | Units of the British Navy were involved in a “terrorist attack,” which destroyed the key Nord Stream gas pipelines, the Russian Defence Ministry alleged on Saturday. Writing on its official Telegram channel, the ministry alleged that Royal Navy operatives “took part in planning, supporting and implementing” the plot to blow up the infrastructure in September. It did not provide any direct evidence to support its assertion. The accusation follows a Russian Foreign Ministry claim that NATO conducted a military exercise during the summer, close to the location where the undersea explosions occurred. Western countries have blocked a transparent international investigation. The Defence Ministry further alleged that the same UK operatives trained Ukrainians involved in a drone offensive in Crimea earlier on Saturday.
Ukrainian Forces Attempt Offensives on All Front Lines but Fail | 28 Oct 2022 | On October 28, the Russian Ministry of Defence reported that the Ukrainian military launched offensive operations in all war-torn regions. All the Ukrainian attacks were repelled and resulted in heavy losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Ukrainian offensive operations took place in the Kharkov and Kherson regions, Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, but resulted in no gains by the Ukrainian military. In the Kupyansk direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) attacked Russian military positions near the village of Berestovoye in the Kharkiv region. The attack was carried out by forces of a reinforced battalion. As a result of the fire damage inflicted by Russian artillery on the advancing troops, more than 150 Ukrainian servicemen, one tank, five infantry fighting vehicles, four armored personnel carriers and nine pickups were destroyed.
Congressional Candidate Richard Rowe Unexpectedly Dies After Bragging About Vaccination Status on Social Media and ‘Making Fun of Darwin’d Anti-Vaxxers’ | 22 Oct 2022 | Screenshots of Richard Allen Rowe’s Facebook post on “anti-vaxxers” have begun circulating on Twitter. Rowe, who was a Democratic candidate for the Florida House of Representatives for District 23, passed away on October 2021 at 41 years old – just months after his alleged Pfizer shot.” Let me be real clear…. I do not give a F*CK what happens to anti-vaxxers. I dont. Let Darwin do his work. They helped to kill 700,000 Americans. I do not have the pity or tears to spare for any of them. It’s all dried up now. Sorry. At this point. I’m just hoping they feel 1/10th of the pain theyve caused everyone else. The kids will be fine. THEY’RE going to suffer. And I f*cking well think they’ve earned it,” he wrote. In another post, he purportedly shared a photo of his Covid-19 Vaccination Card. According to the document, Rowe got the vaccine on August 12, 2021… Two months after his first Pfizer dose, Rowe passed away on October 28, 2021, as seen in his obituary.
U.S. diesel shortage worsens –Supplies of the fuel are at a 14-year low amid a ban on imports from Russia, portending further price spikes | 26 Oct 2022 | U.S. diesel shortages are spreading along the East Coast amid a ban on imports from Russia, raising fears of further surges in prices for the fuel as consumers brace for the winter heating season. Mansfield Energy, one of the nation’s major fuel distributors, instituted emergency measures on Tuesday and warned its customers that carriers were being forced to visit multiple terminals in some cases to find supplies, delaying deliveries. With shortages spreading from the Northeast to the Southeast, the company advised customers to give 72-hour notice for their orders to avoid having to pay above-market prices.
Companies are making climate pledges they don’t have the capacity to keep, Microsoft President Brad Smith says | 26 Oct 2022 | Companies are on the hot seat to respond to climate change like never before, but most corporate leaders don’t have the tools necessary to meet those pledges, said Microsoft President Brad Smith last week at the inaugural Breakthrough Energy Summit in Seattle. “By our count, 3,470 companies around the world have signed up for a climate pledge,” said Smith. “That shows that an awareness and good intentions have literally spread around the world. Now, what’s bad: there does not yet exist the capacity for most — for almost any company — to, with confidence, turn that pledge into the progress that has been promised.” Smith was on stage at the conference hosted by Breakthrough Energy, the climate-innovation company launched by [Great Reset dirt-bag] Bill Gates. Smith likened the gap between good intentions and executable change to corporate pledges about diversity, which he’s been looking at for the past couple of decades.
Elon Musk fires Twitter’s top brass after closing $44 billion deal – reports | 27 Oct 2022 | Tesla CEO Elon Musk has fired several top Twitter executives after officially taking control of the company Thursday evening. A source with knowledge of the matter told FOX Business that Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, CFO Ned Segal, and Vijaya Gadde, head of legal policy, trust, and safety were fired… Agrawal, Segal, and Gadde were shuttled from the building after being fired, people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post. [Good riddance!] Musk previously said he had plans to cut Twitter’s staffing from about 7,500 to around 2,000 employees, a nearly 75% decrease.
Entire Twitter Data Engineer Team Let Go – Reports | 28 Oct 2022 | The entire Twitter data engineer team has been let go and employees were seen carrying cardboard boxes while leaving the company’s headquarters in San Francisco, California, media reported on Friday. Earlier in the day, U.S. billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, who acquired Twitter and had criticized the company for limiting freedom of expression, hinted that he finalized the purchase by tweeting, “The bird is free.”
Michael Rectenwald’s Appeal to Twitter After the Musk Takeover By Lori Price | 28 Oct 2022 | Author, pundit, scholar, and CLG Founder Michael Rectenwald was suspended from Twitter earlier this month. The suspension took place shortly after Dr. Rectenwald appeared on The Ingraham Angle (October 11, 2022) and Unfiltered With Dan Bongino (October 15). Michael, with the handle “TheAntiWokeProf,” had almost 18,000 followers. In response, Michael appealed the suspension to Twitter. He posted his appeal to Twitter on Facebook.
PayPal reinstates $2,500 misinformation penalty | 27 Oct 2022 | Online payments giant PayPal has quietly readopted a wildly unpopular policy allowing it to fine users 2,500 every time the company believes they violated its terms of service with transgressions as vague as publishing “harmful, obscene, harassing or objectionable” messages. While PayPal had removed the offending policy from its terms of service earlier this month after widespread outcry and calls to boycott it, users noticed a variation of the text had returned on Wednesday and took to social media to call the company out. Under the revised terms of service, merchants who “receive funds for transactions that violate the Acceptable Use Policy” are warned they will be on the hook for 2,500 for every violation of that policy, with the funds being deducted from their accounts at PayPal’s sole discretion.
Florida Officials Looking Into Allegations of Widespread Ballot Harvesting Operation –Democrat blows the whistle in a sworn affidavit | 28 Oct 2022 | The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is considering investigating an alleged long-running and widespread ballot harvesting operation among black communities in the central part of state. Law enforcement officials are considering probing the matter on the recommendation of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s new election crimes unit, the Office of Election Crimes and Security (OECS), officials confirmed. DeSantis’s new election crimes body was established this year in an effort to hold individuals in the state accountable for voter fraud. Law enforcement officials confirmed they are looking into the matter in an emailed statement to The Epoch Times.
Tulsi Gabbard: Utahns Need to Reelect Mike Lee to ‘Push the Brakes’ on Democrat ‘Warmongers’ Pushing America Toward Nuclear War | 28 Oct 2022 | Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) said during a campaign event that Utahns need to reelect Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to stop Democratic “warmongers” from pushing America closer to nuclear war with Russia. Gabbard — who recently left the Democratic Party because of its “cowardly wokeness” and “stoking anti-white racism” — appeared at a packed gymnasium with Lee at the American Preparatory Academy in Draper, Utah. The former Hawaii congresswoman, who served as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, called Democrats “warmongers” who are “subservient to the military industrial complex” and are continuing to push the country toward nuclear war.
Trump to Hold Rallies in 4 States Ahead of Midterm Elections | 27 Oct 2022 | Former President Donald Trump is set to go on a rally blitz for candidates he has endorsed in at least four battleground states during the final days before the Nov. 8 midterm elections. Trump is scheduled to hold rallies in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ohio in the span of five days until the eve of the elections, according to separate press releases issued through the Save America political action committee on Oct. 26. The first stop is Sioux City, Iowa, on Nov. 3, when Trump is scheduled to “advance the MAGA agenda,” referring to his campaign slogan, Make America Great Again, by campaigning for Republicans including Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), both seeking reelection to their current positions. Two days later, Trump will hold a rally in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, lining up behind state Sen. Doug Mastriano for governor and Mehmet Oz for Senate in the Commonwealth.
Oz takes the lead in PA Senate race after Fetterman debate stumbles – poll –The pair squared off in Tuesday night’s debate during which Fetterman repeatedly struggled to form coherent sentences and clearly answer moderator questions. | 27 Oct 2022 | Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz has overtaken his Democratic rival, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, in the Pennsylvania Senate race following the Democrat’s much-critiqued performance in the race’s sole debate earlier this week. In the latest InsiderAdvantage poll, Oz led Fetterman by 2.7% among likely voters with 47.5% support to 44.8%. That lead is just inside the survey’s +/- 3.6% margin of error, making the race a statistical tie. Conducted Oct. 26 among 750 likely voters, the survey is the first to show Oz leading in the race and the first to feature a survey period exclusively following the debate.
Two Far-Right Websites Attributed to David DePape to Smear Conservatives Were Fabricated – They Were Created Friday and Deleted Saturday | 29 Oct 2022 | The mainstream media attributed two websites to the man arrested with Paul Pelosi on early Friday morning, David DePape. However, this all appears to be a farce. David DePape was found with Paul Pelosi early Friday morning in his underwear at the Pelosi home by police in San Francisco. The mainstream media immediately tried to cover for the Pelosi family. They then attempted to align the man in his underwear found with Paul Pelosi as a conservative. But it was all a lie. …The websites cited by the mainstream media that were supposedly aligned with DePape were created on Friday and they are no longer active today, Saturday. The site Godisloving.wordpress.com was opened on Friday and shut down on Saturday. The other site listed, frenlyfrens.com/blog, is no longer active as well. It too was created on Friday and shut down on Saturday. The only activity on this site as well was in the last two days.
Police Dispatch Audio: Paul Pelosi When Calling Cops Said ‘He Doesn’t Know Who the Male Is, but He Advised That His Name Is David and He Is a Friend’ | 28 Oct 2022 | Paul Pelosi reportedly told 911 dispatch that the individual who allegedly attacked him with a hammer in his home “is a friend,” according to a police dispatch call early Friday morning. The alleged intruder reportedly attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer, which forced him to undergo emergency surgery for his injuries. Officers later identified 42-year-old Berkeley resident David DePape as Pelosi’s attacker. DePape was reportedly wearing only underwear when officers arrived on the scene. He was taken into custody and will be charged with multiple felonies, including attempted murder, San Francisco district attorney Brooke Jenkins announced… The dispatch official then said that Pelosi informed 911 that he did not know who the attacker was but gave his name and then explained “he is a friend.”
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