Thursday, January 23, 2020

Facebook leadership is ‘lipstick on cancer’: NYU professor

from Govt Slaves:

Facebook leadership Opens a New Window.  is one of the most “dangerous and damaging management teams in business,” according to Scott Galloway, a marketing professor at the New York University Stern School of Business.

“You’ve heard the term ‘lipstick on a pig,’” said Galloway to FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on Thursday. “Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are lipstick on cancer.”

And in Galloway’s opinion, if Zuckerberg Opens a New Window. and Sandberg “weren’t so likeable,” they would have also faced criminal negligence charges in the U.S.

Child Protective Service Created A Gestapo Police State

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

My generation and that of our children grew up without Child Protective Service (CPS).  We stand up very well compared to subsequent generations.  

Child Protective Services is an extremely intrusive government agency that would not have been tolerated.  The power of this police agency trumps parental rights and responsibilities.  The agency is an important part of the destruction of liberty that I have witnessed over my lifetime.  

The Gestapo power that the state now wields over parents is a creation of “child advocates” who believe that it is the function of government to protect children from parents.  One consequence has been to erode parental control and to effectively end it in the case of rebellious children who respond to punishment by calling CPS and reporting their parants.   CPS has powerful incentives to seize children as it justifies the agency’s existance and brings a federal payment for each child seized. 

The Twilight of Liberty: the State Destroys Alternative Media

by Kurt Nimmo, Another Day in the Empire:

It should be obvious by now what the plan is for Julian Assange—psychological torture resulting in either a total breakdown or an untimely death, the latter supported by the psychopaths who claim they are our leaders. This psychological torture was noted, with standard corporate media disinterest, by Nils Melzer, an internationally recognized expert on torture treatment.

“Unless the UK urgently changes course and alleviates his inhumane situation, Mr. Assange’s continued exposure to arbitrariness and abuse may soon end up costing his life,” Melzer, UN special rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, said in a statement last week. 

Robocall Debt Collectors Are Already Demonizing Debtors

by Annie Nova, Technocracy News:

During the next wave of loan defaults, debtors will be in for a rude surprise: endless, harassing robot phone calls demanding payment or else! Look for a mass rejection of companies who implement this kind of technology. ⁃ TN Editor

In the car where Paula Hanson lives, often parked outside a local sheriff’s station in Lancaster, California, her phone wouldn’t stop ringing.

Hanson tried to explain to the employees at Discover Bank all that had happened to her. First, she had been laid off from her job, and then her father fell ill and she moved into his house to take care of him. Shortly after he died, last year, Hanson, 62, became homeless. She simply didn’t have the money to tackle the $17,000 in credit card debt she owed Discover.

Trump Says ‘Thank Goodness We Can Fight Back On Social Media’ As Supporters Are Banned

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized the “fake news” for being more dishonest than ever before saying “thank goodness we can fight back on Social Media.”

“The Fake News has never been more dishonest than it is today,” Trump said. “Thank goodness we can fight back on Social Media.”

Declassified FISA Judge’s Ruling Shows FBI Targeted Americans With Improper NSA Searches

by Alicia Luke, Freedom OutPost:

A US court has determined that some of the FBI’s surveillance activities violated Americans’ constitutional 4th Amendment rights, in newly unsealed documents.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled last year that the law enforcement agency improperly searched an NSA repository for information on Americans.

WATCH: ‘Need My 20 For the Month’: Cops Admit to Arrest Quota, ‘Falsely Arrest’ Man to Make It

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Damning dashcam footage catches officers discuss having to make a quota and then allegedly lie about an arrest to make that quota.

Lehighton, PA — Most people reading this article know what it is like to have the blue and red lights pop up in your rearview mirror. The last thing going through your mind at this point is the feeling of ‘being protected.’ This feeling comes from the fact that the overwhelming majority of the time a driver sees police lights in their mirror is because they have been targeted for revenue collection—often the result of a quota system—and they are about to be given a ticket.

Police, we are told, are here to keep us safe and protect us from the bad guys. However, public safety all too often takes a back seat to revenue collection. Time and time again, the Free Thought Project has exposed quota schemes in which officers were punished for not writing enough tickets.

The most recent ticket writing scheme to be exposed comes of out Lehighton, Pennsylvania in which two State Troopers were caught on video discussing which one of them should get credit toward their requirement of 20 DUI arrests a month. Even more ominous is the fact that these cops were discussing the arrest of this person before they even established probable cause.

In the video, Trooper Ronald Mercatili asks the other trooper, “You mind if I take this?” adding, “I need my 20 for the month,” the video shows.

“I need mine too, but I’ll let you have him,” Trooper Gary Fedor replied, according to the video.

The video is now at the center of a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania State Troopers and brings forth some damning allegations.

As the Morning Call reports:

The lawsuit filed this month also alleges that the arresting trooper and other officers falsely reported drunken-driving violations in the past and that state police supervisors were deliberately indifferent to the practice and condoned and encouraged it by setting quotas for filing such cases.

The trooper who made the 2015 arrest later falsified court documents, stating he performed field sobriety tests that the motorist failed, when no tests were given, the lawsuit alleges. The video shows the driver, Noah Reed of Jacksonville, Fla., being placed in one police car in handcuffs and later transferred to another without being given the tests described in the court documents.

“The law doesn’t allow quota systems for a very good reason,” said attorney Joshua Karoly of Allentown, who is representing Reed. “It puts a personal motive into law enforcement and that’s not good for anyone.”

Because ticket and arrest quotas create an incentive to harass and extort otherwise innocent people, states across America have laws on the books prohibiting such practices. Pennsylvania is one of those states. In 1981, the state enacted the Prohibiting Ticket Quota Act which clearly states:

Section 1. No political subdivision or agency of the Commonwealth shall have the power or authority to order, mandate, require or in any other manner, directly or indirectly,
suggest to any police officer, State Police Officer, game commission officer, fish commission officer or any other officer employed by such political subdivision or agency of the Commonwealth that said police officer, State Police Officer, game commission officer, fish commission officer or any other officer shall issue a certain number of traffic citations, tickets or any other type of citation on any daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly basis.

Section 2. Any tickets or citations issued in violation of this act shall be unenforceable, null and void.

Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Clearly, the troopers’ discussion of this quota voids Reed’s DUI and illustrates that criminal charges should be brought against the troopers for allegedly falsifying the report of issuing a DUI test.

“As is clear from the (video), Mercatili flat out lied when he stated that he performed the standard field sobriety tests on the plaintiff,” the lawsuit alleges.

In the video, the woman running from Reed’s truck did so because she had outstanding warrants. Reed, however, had none.

As the Morning Call reports, in his federal lawsuit, Reed claims his arrest amounted to a false arrest and illegal search and accuses Trooper Ronald Mercatili of false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and violating his constitutional rights.

Below is an example of what can happen when cops are told they must make arrests and issue citations or face punishment. Sadly, however, as TFTP has consistently reported, even though police are caught repeatedly in quota schemes, they are almost never punished for it.

Read More @ TheFreeThoughtProject.com

Is The US Engaging In Propaganda Against Its Own People?

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by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

The only fake news is really coming from the mainstream media and outlets funded by the US government.

“We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” -William Casey, CIA Director 1981-1987

Recently, National Security Agency Director General Paul M. Nakasone said that foreign adversaries are weaponizing information, but what he didn’t tell people was that our government has in its alleged efforts to counter that propaganda, has legalized propaganda against the US population.

Google Manager Said Company Must Stop ‘Fake News’ Because ‘That’s How Trump Won’

by Allum Bokhari, Breitbart:


A manager at Google allegedly cautioned a lower-level employee for questioning the company’s stance on “fake news,” telling him that the company had to stop fake news and “hate speech,” because “that’s how Trump won,” according to a post aired publicly by another Google employee on social media.

Mike Wacker, a software engineer at Google, published on social media a redacted email he claims he received from a fellow employee in 2017, which alleged political bias at the company. According to Wacker’s post, his colleague at Google wrote:

Cops Open Fire on Pickup Truck Full of Children, Shooting 3 of Them, One in the Head

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Children were shot in the head and a one-year-old baby was shot in the face as police opened fire on a pickup truck full of kids.

Oklahoma City, OK — A rather disturbing scene unfolded in Oklahoma City this weekend as police officers attempting to kill a robbery suspect opened fire on four small children, shooting three of them — one of them in the head.

According to police, they were searching for a robbery suspect when they found William Devaughn Smith, 21, in his pickup truck with the four children. When police made contact with Smith, they began shooting.

Bayer Hunts Down Journalists

by Dr. Mercola D.O., Ph.D., Health Nut News:

When Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018 for about $63 billion, you have to wonder whether executives knew the extent of the liabilities they were inheriting. The latest debacle is a collection of veritable hit lists compiled by Monsanto, containing hundreds of names and other personal information about journalists, politicians and scientists, including their opinions about pesticides and genetic engineering.

Monsanto’s so-called “stakeholder mapping project” was first uncovered in France, but now it appears Monsanto likely had multiple lists to track people in countries throughout Europe. Matthias Berninger, Bayer’s head of public affairs and sustainability, told reporters, “It’s safe to say that other countries in Europe were affected by lists … I assume that all EU member states could potentially be affected.”

What Are the Odds of Surviving a FEMA Concentration Camp?

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

In an earlier article, I identified 6 stages of the current Bolshevik coup being perpetrated against the United States government, the President and the people in general. In Stage 5, Purgng the Deplorables, the subject of FEMA camp incarcerations emerged. the documentation for the existence of concentration camps (ie FEMA camps) in America is undeniable. People will not likely see the danger until it is too late. This Stage 5 threat is explored in this article?

Saturday Protest Canceled In Hong Kong After Sudden Arrest Of Key Activists

from ZeroHedge:

Summary: Saturday’s planned protest in Hong Kong has been canceled after the arrest of three of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest leaders on Friday; Joshua Wong, Andy Chan, and Agnes Chow.

CNBC’s Eunice Yoon notes that the arrests are being described on Chinese media as a crackdown on “the activists who create chaos in Hong Kong.”