Sunday, July 15, 2018

Court Gives Clearance for TSA to Molest and Falsely Arrest Air Travelers

from Activist Post:

Yesterday a Philadelphia Appeals Court ruled that TSA agents can not be sued for molesting or falsely arresting air travelers.

According to an article in Yahoo News the government has granted DHS employees immunity from lawsuits.

In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners were not “investigative or law enforcement officers,” and were therefore shielded from liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

By granting DHS employees immunity the Justice Department has put them effectively above the law.

You might want to be sure you read the rest of this story on an empty stomach.

Starting on Monday — Facebook is Doing it Too

from Mark Dice:

IT’S A MIRACLE: Even Leftists Are WAKING UP! #Walkaway #GreatAwakening — Bob Kudla

from SGTreport:

It’s really happening. Tens of THOUSANDS of people on the Left are beginning to recognize the total moral bankruptcy and lunacy of the hardcore fringe Left – and they are disavowing the fascism they are seeing, in droves. The #GreatAwakening meet #WalkAway as REAL PEOPLE who care about the Constitution and our Bill of Rights meet in the middle for the GOOD of our nation and our future! Bob Kudla from Trade Genius joins me to discuss.

Police Seized Property of Close to 1,000 People in Michigan—Without Ever Convicting Them of Crimes

by Scott Shackford, Reason:

Close to 1,000 people in Michigan had their property seized by police or government officials last year even though they were neither convicted nor sometimes even charged with committing a crime.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that we have this information at all. In 2015 Michigan passed legislation that mandated local law enforcement agencies report more information to the state about the extent of their seizures. The Department of State Police just released its first report that encompassed all agencies for a full calendar year.

Law enforcement agencies across the state seized more than $13 million in cash and property in 2017. And while State Police Director Kriste Etue claims in the report’s introduction that all those seized assets were “amassed by drug traffickers,” that’s not really what the numbers show.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Says U.S. News-Media Still as Bad as 2003 & the ‘Saddam’s WMD’ Lies

by Eric Zuesse, Washington’s Blog:

On July 6th, Jack Matlock, who had been the U.S. Ambassador to Moscow working with Mikheil Gorbachev to end the Cold War in 1987-1991, headlined at washingtonsblog, “The Claim that ‘Russia Interfered with U.S. Elections’ Is Political Nonsense’,” and he wrote that America’s news-media persistently misrepresent the Russiagate evidence, because first the Obama Administration and then now the Trump Administration are jiggering the Government’s intelligence evaluations in order to accuse Russia of having tried to assist Donald Trump’s campaign against Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

He says (and these are just the highlights):

Did the U.S. “Intelligence Community” judge that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election?

YouTube to fund FAKE NEWS media while labeling it “authoritative” (and banning all independent media)

by JD Heyes, Natural News:

The Left-wing social media giants are continuing to censor independent media sites and voices because they can’t stand it when President Donald Trump is given credit for anything.

The latest move is by Facebook, which will soon be implementing a package of new features officials claim will make news on the platform “more reliable and less susceptible to manipulation,” Wired reports.

In other words, Facebook is using its vast reach to become just another Left-wing propaganda mill whose objective is to silence conservatives and ignore POTUS Trump supporters, many of whom have either deleted their Facebook accounts or who no longer spend much time there.

Ross Ulbricht Denied Supreme Court Petition as Alleged Silk Road Co-Conspirator Faces Extradition to U.S.

by Derrick Broze, Activist Post:

Nearly five years after his arrest for his role in the creation of the Silk Road online marketplace, Ross Ulbricht was denied a hearing with the U.S. Supreme Court.

On Thursday June 28, the highest court in the United States refused to hear arguments from Ross Ulbricht’s attorneys regarding his 2015 conviction and double-life sentence for his role in managing the Silk Road website. The online marketplace allowed users to buy products – legal and illegal – using Bitcoin until it was shut down by the federal government in 2013. Ulbricht was arrested on October 2, 2013 and charged with a range of felonies related to running an alleged criminal empire. In February 2015 he was found guilty and eventually sentenced to two life sentences plus 40 years.

The Internet Gulag: Demonetization, Demonization, and Deletion

by James Wesley Rawles, Survival Blog:

A wave of Internet censorship is sweeping the globe. This censorship is no longer just the nefarious work of totalitarian nations. Many western nations are experiencing their own brand of censorship that is being promulgated by ostensibly “private” companies. (Although many of these are near monopoly utilities that could be classified as public accommodations.)

The War on Guns

Dozens of conservative, pro-gun videobloggers and news outlets have been demonetized by YouTube in the past two years. By flagging these sites as “not family friendly”, viewers must now toggle “Restricted Mode: Off” and even when they do, advertisements are no longer displayed. This has happened to gun vloggers like Hickok45Demolition Ranch, and many others. And even some vloggers who only occasionally mention guns (such as Wranglerstar) have also been intermittently blacklisted. This effectively zeros their advertising revenue. The goal of YouTube liberal, globalist, and anti-gun management is clear: They want to drive these sites out of business by cutting them off from their revenue stream.

Treason, Treachery, And Terrorist Threats: Yes, The Mainstream Media Is The Enemy Of Free Americans And These Recent Stories Help To Reveal Their True Agenda

by Stefan Stanford, All News Pipeline:

While President Donald Trump has been roundly criticized by the mainstream media and politicians on the left for suggesting back in 2017 that the MSM was ‘the enemy’ of the American people, several new stories out over the past several days alone prove that President Trump was correct in his assessment.

In this story over at the Intercept that the Drudge Report linked to on Monday morning, Glenn Greenwald reports that MSNBC doesn’t merely just permit fabrications against critics of the Democratic party but it encouraged and rewarded them as well.

Bringing up a 2016 MSNBC program featuring so-called ‘intelligence expert’ Malcolm Nance on the Joy Reid show, Reid asked Nance about an alleged ‘affinity‘ that supporters of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had for Russia and as Greenwald reports, Nance outright lied and told MSNBC’s audience that Stein even had her own TV program on Russia Today. A falsehood that once aired, it was impossible to put the ‘lie genie‘ back into the ‘truth bottle‘.

Smart Technology That Tracks People Through Walls Raises Privacy Concerns

by Phillip Schneider, Activist Post:

A team of researchers from MIT have developed and tested a technology called RF-Pose, which uses artificial intelligence to track and identify the postures and movements of individuals through solid walls. 

By analyzing radio signals which are bounced off people’s bodies, the technology can create stick figure interpretations of the subject with an accuracy of about 83%. 

The developers say that RF-Pose could be used by healthcare practitioners to monitor diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and Parkinson’s. However, the technology has been a call to concern for privacy advocates. 

Journo-terrorism: NYT calls for mafia tactics — including murder and car bombings — to halt Trump’s Supreme Court pick

by JD Heyes, Natural News:

The perpetually triggered Left-wing anti-American media types are losing their minds over the successes of President Donald Trump and Republicans, and now some elements are calling for all-out war against him and his supporters.

As POTUS Trump prepared to name his next Supreme Court nominee due to the retirement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, a mostly reliable constitutionalist who occasionally bucked the trend and voted with the court’s lawless liberal activists, The New York Times’ editorial board demonstrated they would rather the country be plunged into civil war than to allow the president and the GOP-controlled Senate to exercise their due authorities.

MSNBC Does Not Merely Permit Fabrications Against Democratic Party Critics. It Encourages and Rewards Them.

by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept:

DURING THE 2016 primary and general election campaigns, various MSNBC hosts were openly campaigning for Hillary Clinton. One of the network’s programs featured Malcolm Nance (pictured, above), whose background is quite sketchy but who is presented by the cable network (and now by NBC News) as an “intelligence expert” and former intelligence officer for the U.S. Navy.

On August 20, 2016, weekend host Joy Reid asked Nance about the supposed “affinity” for Russia harbored by Jill Stein supporters. In response, Nance told MSNBC viewers: “Jill Stein has a show on Russia Today.” You can still watch the video of this claim here on MSNBC’s own website, or see it here:

Snopes Writer Refuses To Acknowledge Glaring Falsehood In Fact Check On Viral Photo Of Immigrant Girl

from True Pundit:

A flagrantly inaccurate Snopes fact check rating in the immigration debate has gone unnoticed and uncorrected for weeks, despite multiple attempts by The Daily Caller to notify the site of its erroneous reporting.

Kim LaCapria, a seasoned Snopes fact checker, produced a false “fact-check” regarding the use of photographer John Moore’s picture of a crying Honduran child to depict family separations at the Southern border.

This Is What War Propaganda Looks Like in the Age of Social Media

by Caitlin Johnstone, The Anti Media:

I’ve been noticing videos going viral the last few days, some with millions of views, about Muslim women bravely fighting to free themselves from oppression in the Middle East. The videos, curiously, are being shared enthusiastically by many Republicans and pro-Israel hawks, who aren’t traditionally the sort of crowd you see rallying to support the civil rights of Muslims. What’s up with that?

Well, you may want to sit down for this shocker, but it turns out that they happen to be women from a nation that the US war machine is currently escalating operations against. They are Iranian.

How the United Kingdom Became a Police State

by Neema Parvini, Mises:

This article will demonstrate how the United Kingdom has steadily become a police state over the past twenty years, weaponizing its institutions against the people and employing Orwellian techniques to stop the public from seeing the truth. It will demonstrate, contrary to official narratives, that both overall levels of crime and violent crime have been increasing, not decreasing, as the size of the state in the UK has gotten bigger. It will also expose how the Labour government under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown from 1997 to 2010, deliberately obscured real crime data with estimated crime rates based on survey data as opposed to the real numbers. I will demonstrate that, contrary to popular opinion perpetuated by progressive myths, life was much safer in Britain during the era of classical laissez-faire from the 1850s to 1911.