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Google Working With Liberal Groups To Target Conservative Websites

In the United States there is a  principle of “innocent until proven guilty” and any attempt to assign guilt outside of the legal system is little more than digital vigilantism.

Google, ProPublica and liberals groups to build a national hate crime database.  ProPublica is funded by liberals and George Soros.

One of the groups helping to build a national hate crime database is The Southern Poverty Law Center.  SPLC put Dr. Ben Carson on its  “extremist” list.  That list includes  Brigitte Gabriel,  Pamela Geller, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, David Horowitz, Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer (jihad watch).

Apple raising money for SPLC hate group on iTunes.

Under the guise of rooting out “hate,” the search engine company is launching “a new machine learning tool to help journalists covering hate news leverage this data in their reporting,” Google said in a blogpost.

Not surprisingly, Google has partnered with liberal groups like ProPublica, BuzzFeed News, and the Southern Poverty Law Center with the goal of making data about “hate events” more accessible to journalists. Other “news” sites deemed worthy of judging content across the internet include BuzzfeedThe RootThe New York Times, Univision, Meedan (whatever that is), and, of course, the The Advocate (which today features “100 Photos of Beautiful Men in the P-Town Sunset” — don’t miss it!)….

The entire effort is spearheaded by ProPublica, which PJMedia noted “poses as a middle-of-the-road non-profit journalistic operation, but in reality, it’s funded by a stable of uber-liberal donors, including George Soros‘s Open Society Foundations and Herb and Marion Sandler, billionaire former mortgage bankers whose Golden West Financial Corp. allegedly targeted subprime borrowers with ‘pick-a-pay’ mortgages that led to toxic assets that were blamed for the collapse of Wachovia.”  Read full article at DailyWire

Label anything you disagree with as “hate speech” and get shut it down. 

A perusal of the raw data that’s been compiled thus far on hate stories shows articles from a wide array of center-right sites, including The Daily Caller, Breitbart News, The Washington Times, National Review, and the Washington Examiner. It also includes many articles from liberal sites like BuzzFeed News and The New York Times. One story from PJ Media’s Bridget Johnson is included in the list. It’s a report about a Sikh ad campaign aimed at reducing hate crimes against members of their faith community. Many of the articles are simply reports about alleged hate crimes from sources running the gamut of the political spectrum….

Spencer has recently criticized Google and the SPLC here at PJ Media for their attempts to squelch dissent, so it’s not surprising that they’ve decided to target him. Only instead of fighting Spencer’s words with words of their own, they’re lashing out with actions designed to silence him. PJMedia

Robert Spencer (Jihad Watch)

Note that Google, which recently fired an employee for expressing his counter-progressive opinions, thinks this information could be used to “help journalists covering hate news leverage this data in their reporting.” What do they mean by “leverage this data”? They don’t say, but an email sent to several conservative writers by a ProPublica reporter may give us some indication. Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer along with some others received this from ProPublica “reporter” Lauren Kirchner:

I am a reporter at ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative newsroom in New York. I am contacting you to let you know that we are including your website in a list of sites that have been designated as hate or extremist by the American Defamation League or the Southern Poverty Law Center. We have identified all the tech platforms that are supporting websites on the ADL and SPLC lists.  JihadWatch

PayPal Drops Jihad Watch

Yesterday I published an email from Soros-funded ProPublica’s Lauren Kirchner, threatening to use the Southern Poverty Law Center’s spurious hate group listing to pressure various platforms to drop Jihad Watch. Kirchner apparently was angered by having her fascism publicly exposed, since even though she sent her threatening letter to many people, today at 1:45PM, ProPublica published its hit piece, and it led off with me:

Because of its “extreme hostility toward Muslims,” the website Jihadwatch.org is considered an active hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League. The views of the site’s director, Robert Spencer, on Islam led the British Home Office to ban him from entering the country in 2013.

But its designation as a hate site hasn’t stopped tech companies — including PayPal, Amazon and Newsmax — from maintaining partnerships with Jihad Watch that help to sustain it financially. PayPal facilitates donations to the site. Newsmax — the online news network run by President Donald Trump’s close friend Chris Ruddy — pays Jihad Watch in return for users clicking on its headlines. Until recently, Amazon allowed Jihad Watch to participate in a program that promised a cut of any book sales that the site generated. All three companies have policies that say they don’t do business with hate groups.

Within hours, PayPal bowed to this defamation.  JihadWatch

Pamela Geller:  The Death of Free Speech in America

Abandonment Of Free Speech

To those who followed the trajectory of Silicon Valley over the past few years, their abandonment of free speech last week would not have come as a surprise. Indeed, social media platforms like Twitter, which previously styled itself as “the free speech wing of the free speech party,” abandoned it long ago.

Even so, the decision of first GoDaddy and then Google and then Cloudflare to cut off support for Neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer – effectively banning them from the internet – came as a shock to many. To those who believe that all content, no matter how deplorable, should be able to exist on the web, it heralds nothing less than the end of free speech in cyberspace.

It is not just the right and far-right who have seen the danger. The Electronic Frontier Foundaton, the most prominent defenders of digital rights, also raised the alarm last week.

“Protecting free speech is not something we do because we agree with all of the speech that gets protected. We do it because we believe that no one—not the government and not private commercial enterprises—should decide who gets to speak and who doesn’t.”

“We strongly believe that what GoDaddy, Google, and Cloudflare did here was dangerous.”

To underline the gravity of what happened last week, it is important to remember that up until this point, the web has hosted every form of speech, no matter how vile. Sites dedicated to the Islamic State, to serial killers, and to pedophiles are still in operation at this very moment. Indeed, Cloudflare’s CEO once stood up to defend his platform’s right to offer their services to ISIS-linked websites. BreitBart

Video:  Google Censoring Political Opposition, Tucker Carlson And Mark Steyn

Revisiting Condoleezza Rice’s Take On Confederate Monuments

Franklin Graham posted the below comment on his  facebook page with a link to the Condoleezza Rice comments on the monuments.

Franklin Graham:

There’s a monument in Jerusalem’s Kidron Valley called Absalom’s Pillar that has been there for a few thousand years. Absalom was a man guilty of murder, treason, and even trying to kill his own father—King David. That’s a part of history—taking it down wouldn’t change what happened. I’m thankful the monument still stands today to remind us of Absalom’s very serious and costly sins. There are monuments in our country today that remind us of the sins of our past, and taking them down isn’t going to change the mistakes we have made as a nation. They remind us of the truth—the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in May:

Before the rally was even planned, one conservative leader broached a fresh take on the matter that’s worth revisiting in light of recent events.

Asked about the value of preserving statues that honor slaveowners in a May interview on Fox News, Condoleezza Rice argued against what she called the “sanitizing” of history. “I am a firm believer in ‘keep your history before you’ and so I don’t actually want to rename things that were named for slave owners,” she said. “I want us to have to look at those names and recognize what they did and to be able to tell our kids what they did, and for them to have a sense of their own history.”

“When you start wiping out your history, sanitizing your history to make you feel better, it’s a bad thing,” the former secretary of state added…

In an interview later that month, Rice addressed Confederate monuments again by remarking, “It’s not actually our heritage, it’s our history,” adding, “We as a people have thankfully moved on.”

White House Petition To Designate Antifa As Terrorist Organization

Update: The White House petition seeking to recognize Antifa as a terrorist org. has hit over 100K signatures.

Link to sign the petition

A new White House petition this week is calling on the Trump administration to formally recognize the Antifa movement as a terrorist organization.

“AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States,” the petition, started Thursday, states. WashingtonExaminer

 

Photo by League of Women Voters of California

Violence Erupted At A Boston Free Speech Rally

Thousands of Antifa and BLM anarchist swarmed  a free speech rally in Boston on Saturday afternoon.

A Boston, Mass., free speech rally was cut short after police officers escorted the participants from the premises early Saturday afternoon.

The “Free Speech” rally, hosted in the Boston Common for “libertarians, conservatives, traditionalists, classical liberals, Trump supporters or anyone else who enjoys their right to free speech,” ended about an hour after it started, with Boston police officers showing up to escort some of the participants from the area, reports MassLive.

Only about 40-60 people showed up in support of the free speech event, while thousands of counter-protesters [Antifa and BLM anarchist] came out to rally against the “Free Speech”   DailyCaller

After the event was cut short Antifa and BLM squared off against riot police. The police officers were attacked with rocks and bottles of urine.   500 police officers were put on the streets of Boston.  33 were arrested for disruptive behavior.

 

Canada’s Illegal Immigration Invasion

Good point.

When Trudeau took over he named the President of the Canadian Somali Congress as Minister of Immigration. Ahmed Hussen, the new Minister of Immigration, had come to Canada as a Somali refugee.

Hussen had consistently insisted that there was no crisis while ignoring reports warning that there was.

The door to Canada was pried open from the inside. And only Canadians can take it out of Trudeau and Hussen’s hands and close it again. Under the conservative Harper government, Canada had sane immigration policies while America was suffering under the scourge of Obama’s illegal border surge. Now the governments have changed and the surge has shifted with them.

Canada’s crisis reminds us that illegal immigration is not an inescapable problem. It’s a product of government policies. We can solve all. All it takes is leaders with the political will to do it.

Borders exist to protect a country. We see that in Europe. We see it in America and Canada. And leaders who refuse to protect the border are really refusing to protect the nation that it represents. Full article at Front Page Mag

Charlottesville Mayor: Car Attack Shows Need To Limit Concealed Carry

This makes no sense.

Not one shot was fired.  However I do remember seeing bats, clubs, and metal pipes.  Also police standing back and doing nothing. The mayor should be held accountable for the violence.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer (D) addressed the August 12 car attack that killed Heather Heyer, suggesting it highlights the need to limit concealed carry.

He said he supports the Second Amendment, and is even “friends with many gun owners,” but he thinks more restrictions are necessary following the rally in which a car attack took an innocent life.

According to the Atlantic, Signer said, “While I am…a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, that right, like all Constitutional rights, comes with limits.” He then said, “Just as machine guns cannot be owned by civilians in this country…it should not be acceptable to open-carry or concealed-carry firearms at an event of the sort we saw last weekend.” BreitBart

Anti-American Raidical Who Pulled Down Confederate Statue In Durham May Receive College Scholarship

A voice is not destruction of property.

The student charged with pushing down the Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina on Monday may be rewarded with a scholarship for her actions from North Carolina Central University.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on Wednesday that proposals are being made at the college to award Takiyah Thompson, who has been charged with two felonies—participation in a riot and inciting others to riot—for her actions.

News that Thompson was involved in the demonstration was reportedly met with widespread support from campus faculty and students in her Introduction to Political Science class.

“I saw the demonstration and the toppling of the monument. I think it’s a healthy thing for students to have a voice and to be leaders in activism,” said Jim C. Harper II, chair of the history department. “We’re going to do everything we can to support Ms. Thompson.”  DailyCaller

Nigerian Families ‘Donate’ Kids To Jihadis To Become Suicide Bombers

Evil.

What sex are the children?  I would say girl children.

Boko Haram terrorists have so far used more than 145 girls in suicide bombing missions between January and July 2017” – although the figure could actually be higher, reported Punch.

Some Nigerian families are donating their children to extremist terrorist group Boko Haram to carry out suicide missions against the country’s military, the country’s army said in a statement Saturday.

Nigerian Army spokesman Sani Usman pleaded with local parents to discontinue the practice as the terrorist group continues its deadly insurgency. “It was discovered that most of these hapless minors were donated to the terrorist sect by their heartless and misguided parents and guardians,” Usman said.

“The acts of these parents and guardians are not only barbaric, but condemnable and unacceptable,” the spokesman added.

Boko Haram has pioneered the use of mostly female suicide bombers in its insurgency against the Nigerian government, frequently kidnapping or cultivating young girls into the practice. At times the group has been known to deploy pregnant women as decoy suicide bombers. DailyCaller

Hundreds Of Botched Abortions At Marie Stopes Clinics In The UK

In just two months 373 women were injured in botched abortions at Marie Stopes.  One argument for legalized abortions is safety, eliminating untrained, “back-alley” abortionists.  Marie Stopes has failed to meet basic standards of care.

A report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) shows that 373 of the abortions that took place between the months of January and February this year resulted in serious complications.

Surgical staff at the abortion giant were criticized for failing to wash their hands between procedures, and other employees were found to be inadequately trainedChristian UK

The most recent inspection of Marie Stopes clinics was headed by chief inspector of hospitals in the UK, Professor Sir Mike Richards. It follows another highly critical report last December over serious health and safety failings at Marie Stopes clinics as well as the enforced temporary suspension of all terminations last August at the Marie Stopes clinic in Norwich, following similar serious health and safety breaches.  LifeNews

Commenting on the findings at the time, pro-life MP Robert Flello said: “Women are being railroaded through an industry which gets paid for as many abortions as it can perform.”

Responding to the most recent report, Marie Stopes claimed it has made “significant progress”. Christian UK

Atlanta’s Peace Monument Desecrated By Antifa

Not very bright people.  Antifa marched on Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia this week, bent on destroying the “Confederate monument” which is actually a Peace monument dedicated to Peace and the end of the Civil War.

Once they got to Piedmont Park, black-clad members of Antifa, attacked the statue, spraying it with paint, putting a chain around its neck, and attempting, unsuccessfully, to drag the giant statute off its base. When they realized they couldn’t topple the behemoth, they disbanded, but not before causing serious damage.

The Associated Press managed to capture the bold and courageous property damage as it happened.

Unfortunately for Antifa, who were clearly to busy opposing fascism to read a plaque at the base of the monument (which is printed with the words, “Cease firing, peace is priceless,”) or do any basic Google research, what they thought was a pro-Confederate memorial turned out to be a monument to peace.

The statue, which depicts an angel guiding a Confederate soldier to lay down his arms, was erected in 1911, well after the Civil War, and a part of an organized effort in Atlanta to encourage peace and healing in the wake of a bloody and destructive era in the state’s history.

“These guys realized a national healing needed to take place,” Thornton Kennedy, a local historian, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, speaking of the citizens who erected the statute at the beginning of the 20th Century. “They organized a peace tour of the North, which is really remarkable,” Kennedy said. “These were guys who fought in the Civil War, against Union troops.”  DailyWire

Migrant Crisis Reaches Spain

Invading migrants are increasingly turning their attentions Spain.

Spain is on track to overtake Greece as the second-biggest gateway for migrants entering Europe by sea. The sudden surge in migration to Spain comes amid a crackdown on human smuggling along the Libya-Italy sea route, currently the main migrant point of entry to Europe.

The westward shift in migration routes from Greece and Italy implies that Spain, situated only ten miles from Africa by sea, may soon find itself at the center of Europe’s migration crisis.

More than 8,300 illegal migrants have reached Spanish shores during the first seven months of 2017 — three times as many as in all of 2016, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Thousands more migrants have entered Spain by land, primarily at the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the north coast of Morocco, the European Union’s only land borders with Africa. Once there, migrants are housed in temporary shelters and then moved to the Spanish mainland, from where many continue on to other parts of Europe.

In all, some 12,000 migrants have arrived in Spain so far this year, compared to 13,246 for all of 2016. By comparison, 14,156 migrants have arrived in Greece so far in 2017.

Italy remains the main migrant gateway to Europe, with around 97,000 arrivals so far this year, compared to 181,436 for all of 2016. Italy has been the main point of entry to Europe since the EU-Turkey migrant deal, signed in March 2016, shut off the route from Turkey to Greece, at one time the preferred point of entry to Europe for migrants from Asia and the Middle East. Almost 600,000 migrants have arrived in Italy during the past four years.  Gatestoneinstutue

Invading migrants have entered primarily at the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

EU’s border force Frontex  reveals how Spanish and Moroccan police have fortified the two cities, which have a combined population of 180,000, with razor wire fencing and moats in a bid to keep migrants out.

Once inside people are technically on EU soil and are entitled to demand transport to the Spanish mainland, from where they can travel through France and onto Calais and Britain.

In 2014 more than 18,000 “irregular sub-Saharan migrants” attempted to breach the cities’ defences according to Frontex, which says the arrival of refugees from the Middle East has further added to the chaos.

Many Syrians are now buying fake Moroccan passports which allow them to travel into Ceuta and Melilla posing as traders legally, at which point they immediately claim asylum.  Express UK