Saturday, January 19, 2019

WATCH: Volunteers Kicked Out of Nat’l Park for Cleaning It During Shutdown—Without a Permit

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Volunteers were kicked off a national park this week because they were picking up trash and didn’t fill out the proper paper work to do so.

As the government shutdown enters week five, debris, trash, and snow are piling up at national parks across the country as the bureaucrats who get paid to maintain them stay home. Luckily, however, volunteers from all walks of life have stepped up to fill their shoes and they’ve been doing a fantastic job—that is, when the government isn’t kicking them out.

LEAK: ‘Huge Teams’ Engaged in Manual Interventions on Google Search Results

by Allum Bokhari, Breitbart:

Google has “huge teams” working on manual interventions in search results, an apparent contradiction of sworn testimony made to Congress by CEO Sundar Pichai, according to an internal post leaked to Breitbart News.

“There are subjects that are prone to hyperbolic content, misleading information, and offensive content,” said Daniel Aaronson, a member of Google’s Trust & Safety team.

‘THE SMOKING GUN’: Google Manipulated YouTube Search Results for Abortion, Maxine Waters, David Hogg

by Allum Bokhari, Breitbart:

In sworn testimony, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Congress last month that his company does not “manually intervene” on any particular search result. Yet an internal discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News reveals Google regularly intervenes in search results on its YouTube video platform – including a recent intervention that pushed pro-life videos out of the top ten search results for “abortion.”

The term “abortion” was added to a “blacklist” file for “controversial YouTube queries,” which contains a list of search terms that the company considers sensitive. According to the leak, these include some of these search terms related to: abortion, abortions, the Irish abortion referendum, Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and anti-gun activist David Hogg.

Alternative Media Companies Unite in Inspiring Rally Against Corporate, Gov’t Censorship

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Over the weekend, members and owners of multiple alternative media outlets gathered in Houston, Texas to discuss the heavy hand of corporate and government censorship and how to stop it. The meeting was a success with the common theme of peaceful voices refusing to be silenced.

For those who remember, on October 11, 2018, Facebook and Twitter — without warning or justification — deleted the pages of Free Thought Project and Police the Police which had over 5 million followers. During this purge, they also removed hundreds of other pages who had massive followings like the Antimedia, Cop Block, and Filming Cops.

HOW MISDEMEANORS TURN INNOCENT PEOPLE INTO CRIMINALS

by Jordan Smith, The Intercept:

GAIL ATWATER AND her two young children were driving home from soccer practice in March 1997 when they realized that a rubber bat that was usually affixed to the window of their pickup truck was missing. It was a favorite toy of Atwater’s 3-year-old, Mac, so the trio turned around, retracing their route to see if they could find it.

Atwater slowed to a speed of roughly 15 miles per hour as she cruised through Lago Vista, the lakeside bedroom community just northwest of Austin, Texas. And although state law required passengers in the front seat of a truck to wear a seatbelt, Atwater told her kids they could unbuckle themselves so they could look outside for the toy. There was no one else on the road, and she was driving very slowly.

The War Against America’s Only Anti-War Candidate

by Gordon Duff, New Eastern Outlook:

Born in American Samoa, Representative (Major) Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a Democrat and, far more than Trump, someone who stands against hypocrisy and fakery of every kind, is now running for President of the United States. Unlike Trump or Clinton or Obama or Romney or so many, Tulsi is military, a decorated combat veteran.

Unlike all of them, she is openly against war as a basis for American “diplomacy.”

Gabbard continues to serve as a Major in the Army National Guard after two combat tours in Iraq, one in 2004 as enlisted and a second as a platoon commander in 2009.

Trump Hits Fake News Washington Post’s ‘Jeff Bozo’

by Richard Moorhead, Big League Politics:

President Trump expressed his condolences Sunday night in a tweet to Jeff ‘Bozo’ Bezos, the oligarch owner of Amazon and the Washington Post, for being profiled in a National Enquirer adultery scandal. Bezos, the world’s richest man, had been carrying out an affair with a TV anchor named Lauren Sanchez, while both were married. The billionaire oligarch has now announced he’s undergoing a divorce.

Google Reportedly Blacklists ‘Ethereum’ as a Google Ad Keyword, Startup Claims

by Adrian Zmudzinski, Coin Telegraph:

Google (Alphabet Inc.) has reportedly blacklisted keywords mentioning Ethereum (ETH) on its advertising platform Google Ads, smart contract auditing startup Decenter tweeted on Jan. 10.

The official Google Ads account replied to the tweet stating that cryptocurrency exchanges targeting the United States and Japan can be advertised on the platform, and that targeting other countries could be the reason for the ad rejection.

TYRANNY: Yellow Vest UK Leader Arrested During Peaceful Protest

by Peter D’Abrosca, Big League Politics:

The leader of the Yellow Vest protest movement in the United Kingdom was arrested Saturday after a peaceful protest against an anti-Brexit Member of Parliament (MP).

“The Metropolitan Police has confirmed the man was arrested on suspicion of offences that allegedly took place on Monday 7 January,” said Sky News.

NewsGuard: Who’s behind yet another anti ‘fake news’ crusade?

from RT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkY9fMK26dE

Man Calls 911 for Help, So Police Show Up and Steal His Car

from The Free Thought Project:

Civil asset forfeiture is prevalent across the nation but very rarely talked about.

The presumption of innocence is a fundamental principle of our legal system that ensures that “the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies.”

However, this principle has been under threat in recent years by police departments across the United States and the widely practiced policy of civil asset forfeiture. When a property is determined, by the police, to be involved in a crime, it is seized and held by the police department.

Often times, the property is held indefinitely only to be auctioned or released at a very high cost. As a recent article in The Detroit News points out: