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  • Biden sidesteps questions about son's foreign work

    10/01/2019 5:31:13 PM PDT · by dalight · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/20/2019 | Tom Llamas, Lucien Bruggeman, Matthew Mosk
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden declined to answer questions on the campaign trail this week about his son's overseas business dealings in countries where the then-vice president was conducting diplomatic work, an issue his political opponents have already begun to wield against him as he wades into the 2020 presidential campaign. More than once, after his father engaged in diplomacy on behalf of the United States in foreign countries, Hunter Biden conducted business in the same country. At two separate campaign stops on Monday, Biden avoided questions about his son while his staff blocked reporters from approaching the candidate. Biden's...
  • Minecraft Creator Excluded from Anniversary Due to Comments and Opinions

    04/30/2019 2:20:56 PM PDT · by dalight · 14 replies
    Variety ^ | April 29, 2019 | Brian Crecente
    “Minecraft” creator Marcus “Notch” Persson, who sold the title to Microsoft for $2.5 billion in 2014, won’t be part of 10-year anniversary plans for the game because of his “comments and opinions,” Microsoft tells Variety.
  • Why Is General Mattis Nominating the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’s Stooge’?

    03/09/2017 1:53:03 PM PST · by dalight · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MARCH 9, 2017 | RAYMOND IBRAHIM
    Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ pick for undersecretary of defense for policy, Anne Patterson, is problematic. Politico briefly explains why: If nominated and confirmed, Patterson would hold the fourth most powerful position at the Pentagon -- and would effectively be the top civilian in the Defense Department, since both Mattis and his deputy, Robert Work, were military officers. As ambassador to Egypt between 2011 and 2013, Patterson worked closely with former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist government. She came under fire for cultivating too close a relationship with the regime and for discouraging protests against it -- and...
  • Platform of Wednesday’s International Women’s Strike Calls for ‘Decolonization of Palestine’

    03/07/2017 9:23:09 PM PST · by dalight · 55 replies
    the Algemeiner ^ | March 7, 2017 | Barney Breen-Portnoy
    The organizers of Wednesday’s international women’s strike support the “decolonization of Palestine,” the platform published on their website reveals. “Against the open white supremacists in the current government and the far right and anti-Semites they have given confidence to, we stand for an uncompromising anti-racist and anti-colonial feminism,” the platform says. “This means that movements such as Black Lives Matter, the struggle against police brutality and mass incarceration, the demand for open borders and for immigrant rights and for the decolonization of Palestine are for us the beating heart of this new feminist movement. We want to dismantle all walls,...
  • Pro-Trump Singer Joy Villa Talks 'Overwhelming Support,' Hitting Top 10 Thanks to Grammys Dress

    02/17/2017 8:03:51 PM PST · by dalight · 61 replies
    Billboard ^ | 2/17/2017 | Chris Willman
    The relatively unknown singer Joy Villa is getting something out of being associated with President Donald Trump that inauguration performer Jackie Evancho didn’t -- a top 10 album in the Billboard 200.
  • Was The Department Of Defense Behind Facebook’s Controversial Manipulation Study?

    07/06/2014 11:59:49 AM PDT · by dalight · 15 replies ^ | July 1, 2014 | Tyler Durden
    ... The Professor of Communication and Information Science, Jeffrey Hancock, who Mr. Rosen mentions above, has a history of working with the U.S. military, specifically the Minerva Institute. ... A US Department of Defense (DoD) research program is funding universities to model the dynamics, risks and tipping points for large-scale civil unrest across the world, under the supervision of various US military agencies. The multi-million dollar program is designed to develop immediate and long-term “warfighter-relevant insights” for senior officials and decision makers in “the defense policy community,” and to inform policy implemented by “combatant commands.” Launched in 2008 – the...
  • Controversy over Facebook Emotional Manipulation Study Grows as Timeline Becomes more Clear

    07/06/2014 11:01:43 AM PDT · by dalight · 21 replies ^ | 6/30/2014 | Gregory S. McNeal
    My colleague Kashmir Hill just reported that Facebook conducted their news feed manipulation four months before the term “research” was added to their data use policy, she writes: However, we were all relying on what Facebook’s data policy says now. In January 2012, the policy did not say anything about users potentially being guinea pigs made to have a crappy day for science, nor that “research” is something that might happen on the platform. Four months after this study happened, in May 2012, Facebook made changes to its data use policy, and that’s when it introduced this line about how...
  • Electronic Privacy Information Center Challenges Facebook's Manipulation of Users

    07/06/2014 10:34:23 AM PDT · by dalight · 7 replies ^ | July 3, 014 | EPIC
    EPIC Challenges Facebook's Manipulation of Users, Files FTC Complaint EPIC has filed a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission concerning Facebook's manipulation of users' News Feeds for psychological research. "The company purposefully messed with people's minds," states the EPIC complaint. EPIC has charged that the study violates a privacy consent order and is a deceptive trade practice. In 2012, Facebook subjected 700,000 users to an "emotional" test with the manipulation of News Feeds. Facebook did not get users' permission to conduct this study or notify users that their data would be disclosed to researchers. In the complaint, EPIC explained...
  • Why Facebook's 'Voter Megaphone' Is the Real Manipulation to Worry About

    07/06/2014 10:26:31 AM PDT · by dalight · 11 replies ^ | July 3, 2014 | Micah L. Sifry
    Two years ago, on the morning of the 2012 election in the United States, I got an email with an urgent subject line: "You should write the story of how Facebook blew an opportunity to turn out 300k voters." The sender, a veteran progressive online activist who would prefer to remain anonymous, was upset for good reason. The election was bound to be close, and as of 10am that morning he hadn't yet seen an "I'm Voting" button on his Facebook page, nor had another colleague of his. Nor was one on my own Facebook page. Given that when Facebook...
  • Tea Party Primary Challenger for John Boehner's Website

    10/02/2013 2:59:02 PM PDT · by dalight · 1 replies ^ | September 30, 2013 | J.D. Winteregg
    Heres where you can make a real difference. Fund a real serious primary challenger for John Boehner so that he remembers who is his boss..

    10/02/2013 9:41:56 AM PDT · by dalight · 49 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/1/2013 | Neil W. McCabe
    As Speaker John A. Boehner (R.-Ohio) struggles with the budget crisis, a Troy, Ohio schoolteacher and Tea Party activist announced Sept. 30 he will challenge Boehner in the 2014 GOP primary. Joseph D. “J.D.” Winteregg, who is a founder of the Ohio Accountability Project, a grassroots organization in Ohio-8, a congressional district bordering Indiana, said he is motivated by the gulf between the interests and values of the district and Boehner.
  • Video uploaded before Explosion in Waco Texas shows DHS trucks Setting Up - Weird.

    04/21/2013 11:43:10 AM PDT · by dalight · 50 replies
    Ustream ^ | 4/15/2013 | showbyme
    What is DHS doing in Waco Texas hours before the explosion? Video blogger engages in speculation about some connection to Boston but is clueless what will happen 42 minutes after this was uploaded.
  • Reid: Probe of Quran Burning Considered

    04/03/2011 10:21:05 AM PDT · by dalight · 130 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 4/3/2011 | Hiram Reisner
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says congressional lawmakers are discussing taking some action in response to the Koran burnings of a Tennessee pastor that led to killings at the U.N. facility in Afghanistan and sparked protests across the Middle East, Politico reports.Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress might need to explore the need to limit some forms of freedom of speech, in light of Tennessee pastor Terry Jones’ Quran burning, and how such actions result in enabling U.S. enemies.
  • New Reform Judaism Head Rabbi Richard Jacobs Sits On J Street And New Israel Fund Boards

    03/31/2011 7:34:55 PM PDT · by dalight · 23 replies
    Zionist Organization of America (Press Release) ^ | March 28, 2011 | Morton A. Klein
    The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed concern at the appointment of Rabbi Richard Jacobs as head of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Included among our concerns is the fact that Rabbi Jacobs is a member of the Rabbinic Cabinet of J Street, the extremist, George Soros-funded lobby group that takes positions to the left of the Israeli Labor and far-left Meretz parties, recently opposed sanctions on Iran, and urged President Barack Obama not to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning as “illegal” Jewish homes and communities in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. Jacobs is also a...
  • Dancing In The Street As Governor Palin Arrives In Israel

    03/19/2011 9:52:42 PM PDT · by dalight · 218 replies
    Sheya ^ | March 19, 2011 | Staff Writer
    Upon Governor Palin’s arrival Israelis will be celebrating the festivities of Purim. Purim is the day Jews celebrate the story of Esther. It’s a very festive day. Kids dress up and food gifts are distributed to family and friends. People are very joyous and its common to see lots of singing and dancing in the streets. It’s customary to drink lots of wine on Purim. It is also a day of giving a lot of money to charity. Everywhere in the world, including most of Israel, Purim began at sundown on Saturday night and ends after sundown on Sunday night....
  • Palin Chief of Staff, Michael Glassner responds to Rove's comments in New York Magazine.

    02/28/2011 2:47:05 PM PST · by dalight · 67 replies ^ | 2/28/2011 | Ian Lazaran
    Her chief of staff provided the following statement to New York Magazine in response to Karl Rove: "Of all the potential candidates, Governor Palin would no doubt be the one desiring new energy and ideas…and, refreshingly, hiring advisers who aren’t entrenched in any political machine."
  • Sarah Palin's New Right-Hand Man: Meet Michael Glassner

    02/18/2011 5:52:09 PM PST · by dalight · 107 replies
    ABC News by way of C4P ^ | Feb. 18, 2011 | MICHAEL FALCONE
    At a speaking appearance in Long Island, New York on Thursday Palin said she "hired a chief of staff because, to tell you the truth, Todd's getting kind of tired of doing it all for me." And her comment likely rings true for just about anyone who has seen the ad hoc nature of her political operation. It now falls on the shoulders of Glassner, a veteran of Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign and a long-time aide to former Sen. Bob Dole, to professionalize Team Palin.
  • Why the Supreme Court has been compelled to hold a new hearing on Obama’s eligibility.

    02/17/2011 8:31:53 PM PST · by dalight · 414 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | February 17,2011 | Kevin DuJan
    Drudge has linked this story from World Net Daily that notes the odd decision by the Supreme Court to hold a new “conference” on Obama’s eligibility to hold the presidency. Let’s research WHY the court could be compelled to do this. It MUST have something to do with the fact that Obama has no birth certificate on file in the Hawaiian Hall of Records with the name “Barack Hussein Obama” on it — since his original Hawaiian birth certificate with that name was sealed in the 1970s when he was adopted in Indonesia by Lolo Soetoro, his stepfather. At the...
  • Marxist Theory for the Twenty-first Century Reading Group

    02/03/2011 10:27:14 AM PST · by dalight · 17 replies
    I happened to be looking at the University of Cincinnati Calendar of Events for the College of Conservatory Music and I was a bit surprised to see, "Marxist Theory Reading Group, 4:00pm, February 2, 2011." Duh. The more I dug, the scarier it got. This is being sponsored by the English Department? Reading books publish by "The Invisible Commitee" called "The Coming Insurrection" or perhaps a little ditty called "Living in the End of Times." Marxist Theory for the Twenty-first Century Reading Group (Open to All Taft Faculty/Students) Taft House Library Wednesdays from 4–5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 22 Naomi Klein,...
  • Governor Of Hawaii Reportedly Tells Friend That “There Is No Birth Certificate” (Audio of interview)

    01/25/2011 7:58:04 PM PST · by dalight · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 1/25/2011 | Alex Alvarez
    We have a hunch that this bit of news will get people talking, loudly and over one another: Last week, celebrity journalist Mike Evans, apparently a friend of Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie, shared a story with KQRS morning radio show listeners about the search for Barack Obama’s birth certificate.Evans shares that, after a fruitless search through Hawaii hospitals, Abercrombie confided to him that (in Evans’ words) “there is no Barack Obama birth certificate in Hawaii, absolutely no proof at all that Obama was born in Hawaii.”