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  • Google Gemini pushes restrictions on political, ‘election-related queries’ out of ‘an abundance of caution’

    02/27/2024 11:55:41 AM PST · by dynachrome
    Fox ^ | 2-27-24 | Nikolas Lanum
    Google has rolled out restrictions on "election-related queries" amid backlash to its artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot Gemini. "As we shared last December, in preparation for the many elections happening around the world in 2024 and out of an abundance of caution, we're restricting the types of election-related queries for which Gemini will return responses," a Google spokesperson told Fox News Digital. Google announced on December 19 that it would limit the types of queries related to elections across the world in the run-up to the 2024 U.S. presidential election. While the company noted that the restrictions would be enforced in...
  • Royal Family in shock as Lady Gabriella Windsor's financier husband Thomas Kingston dies aged 45

    02/27/2024 11:55:26 AM PST · by algore
    Thomas Kingston, the husband of Lady Gabriella Windsor, has died suddenly aged 45, Buckingham Palace has announced. Mr Kingston, who married the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent in 2019, was found dead at an address in Gloucestershire on Sunday evening and emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 6pm. Lady Gabriella paid tribute to her financier husband in a joint statement with his family, describing him as an 'exceptional man who lit up the lives of all who knew him'. His tragic death was described as a 'great shock to the whole family'. An inquest...
  • Pride flags will be largely BANNED in classrooms across Tennessee as Democrats scream out in the state House when GOP vote through the law

    02/27/2024 11:54:13 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27 2024 | RACHEL BOWMAN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and WIRES
    The Republican-led Tennessee House passed a bill that would ban pride flags from being displayed in school classrooms. The House passed the bill in a 70-24 vote on Monday that sent the legislation to the Senate, where a final vote could happen as early as this week. Known as House Bill 1605, it states schools 'shall not display any flag other than the United States flag and the official Tennessee state flag on or in a public school.'
  • Girls’ high school basketball coach banned for forfeiting game over transgender player has no regrets: ‘Asking for injury’

    02/27/2024 11:53:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 27, 2024 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The coach of a Vermont high school girls basketball team that was banned from state athletics after forfeiting a game against a squad with a trans player defended the decision — stressing the danger of a biological male playing against girls. “I’ve got four daughters. I’ve coached them all at one point in their careers playing high school basketball,” Chris Goodwin, coach of the girls’ team at the Mid-Vermont Christian School, said Monday on “Fox & Friends.” “I’ve also filled in for the boys’ coach when he can’t make a practice, and I run those practices, and boys just play...
  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams is accused of wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on migrants by doling out no-bid contracts to firms paying shelter supervisors $1,500 a SHIFT

    02/27/2024 11:51:21 AM PST · by knighthawk
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27 2024 | KEITH GRIFFITH and RACHEL BOWMAN
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been accused of wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on no-bid contracts that pay for-profit companies 'exorbitant rates' to manage emergency shelters for asylum-seeking migrants. City Comptroller Brad Lander made the claim in an audit of migrant-related contracts released on Tuesday, identifying 340 asylum-seeker contracts representing an estimated contract value of $5.7 billion. Most of those contracts were procured on an emergency basis, allowing the city to waive the usual competitive bidding requirements, according to the audit.
  • Breaking! Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has gathered enough signatures to put him on ballot in Arizona and Georgia

    02/27/2024 11:51:17 AM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | February 27, 2024 | Aaron Pellish
    CNN — The outside group supporting Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s independent presidential bid has gathered enough signatures to qualify Kennedy to appear on the ballot in two key battleground states in November, the group announced on Tuesday. American Values 2024 said in a news release they have gathered the necessary signatures to secure ballot access for Kennedy in Arizona and Georgia, two states that helped President Joe Biden defeat former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election by very narrow margins. “The grassroots energy and momentum give us more confidence than ever in our ability to knock out the remaining...
  • Sony cuts 900 jobs from PlayStation division in latest tech culling

    02/27/2024 11:50:08 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/27/2024 | FILIP TIMOTIJA
    Sony is cutting 900 jobs from its PlayStation division, the gaming company announced Tuesday, becoming the latest tech giant to lay off part of its workforce. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) President and CEO Jim Ryan announced the layoffs in a Tuesday email to PlayStation workers, saying they represent an 8 percent reduction across the company’s locations worldwide. “After careful consideration and many leadership discussions over several months, it has become clear changes need to be made to continue to grow the business and develop the company,” Ryan wrote in the email. “We had to step back, look at our business...
  • Republicans demand Alejandro Mayorkas hand over information on illegal migrant from Venezuela charged with brutal murder of Laken Riley

    02/27/2024 11:49:09 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27 2024 | KATELYN CARALLE
    House Republicans are now calling on DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to turn over any information about the illegal immigrant who is charged with murdering a nursing student. House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement Subcommittee Chair Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) wrote a letter demanding information on Jose Antonio Ibarra, 26. The undocumented Venezuelan migrant stands charged with last week's brutal murder of University of Georgia student Laken Riley, 22.
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra Keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij Dead at 49

    02/27/2024 11:47:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Loudwire ^ | February 21, 2024 | Philip Trapp
    Vitalij Kuprij, a member of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and a highly regarded Ukrainian-American pianist and keyboardist, died on Tuesday (Feb. 20) at 49, according to his friend and musical colleague Lars Eric Mattsson, a Finnish guitarist and producer. Kuprij performed with Trans-Siberian Orchestra on their latest seasonal tour throughout November and December 2023. And before rejoining the symphonic heavy metal band in 2021, he was also included in their lineup from 2009 to 2019. Indeed, the keyboardist was part of the group for 17 winter tours in total, where Trans-Siberian Orchestra are known for their holiday-driven stage show based on their...
  • Kinky secrets of UN trans expert REVEALED: Australian activist plugs bondage, bestiality, nudism, drugs, and tax-funded sex-change ops - so why is he writing health advice for the world body?

    02/27/2024 11:46:19 AM PST · by knighthawk · 1 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27 2024 | JAMES REINL
    A transgender member of a new UN panel that's drafting global health rules has a kinky track record in everything from bestiality to bondage, drugs and nudism, can reveal. Teddy Cook, a female-to-male trans Australian activist, started work this month on the World Health Organization's 20-expert body, drafting care guidelines for trans and non-binary people. Cook, 45, who describes himself as a 'professional queer, man of trans experience,' has a controversial backstory.
  • More than half of job postings don’t have education requirements: Indeed

    02/27/2024 11:45:58 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/27/2024 | LEXI LONAS
    New research released by Indeed, a popular job posting platform, shows that the number of postings requiring college degrees — or any education requirement at all — is dwindling. Indeed found 52 percent of postings on its site had no formal education requirement as of January 2024, up 4 percent from 2019. The number of postings requiring four-year degrees went from 20.4 percent to 17.8 percent in the past five years. “Employers are loosening their formal education requirements as the labor market remains tight and attitudes towards skills-first hiring practices change. Those same employers seem more willing to consider candidates...
  • NY AG Letitia James trolls Trump about interest he owes on $350M civil fraud judgment

    02/27/2024 11:43:48 AM PST · by thegagline · 11 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 02/27/2024 | Danielle Wallace
    New York Attorney General Letitia James appeared to taunt former President Trump about the interest he may own in a civil fraud judgment. Trump’s legal team on Monday appealed a Feb. 16 ruling from New York Judge Arthur Engoron’s finding him liable for more than $350 million in damages in the civil fraud case brought against him by James. Engoron ordered Trump to pay just over $354 million, with post-judgment interest accruing at nearly $112,000 per day. “In a massive victory, we won our case against Donald Trump for engaging in years of incredible financial fraud to enrich himself. Trump,...
  • Llorona Fire Vocalist After He Reportedly Admits to Dosing Bandmate With Estrogen to Steal His Fiancee

    02/27/2024 11:43:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Loudwire ^ | February 26, 2024 | Philip Trapp
    Llorona, a Tennessee hardcore band, said Sunday (Feb. 25) they had fired their vocalist, Diego, after he admitted to dosing a fellow male band member with estrogen to try and "force a transition" and steal that bandmate's fiancée, according to reports. The bandmate who was reportedly drugged goes by the name Sixx. The fiancée is Caroline, as Llorona said in a statement spread over Instagram Stories that appeared to be written by Sixx. "I am going to be seeing an endocrinologist over the next few months to track my hormonal fluctuations to see if my estrogen levels are extremely heightened...
  • Royal Family in shock as Lady Gabriella Windsor's financier husband Thomas Kingston dies aged 45: King Charles and Queen Camilla are informed of death of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent's son-in-law

    02/27/2024 11:41:42 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 27 February 2024 | ARTHUR PARASHAR
    Thomas Kingston, the husband of Lady Gabriella Windsor, has died suddenly aged 45, Buckingham Palace announced. Mr Kingston, who married the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent in 2019, was found dead at an address in Gloucestershire on Sunday evening and emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 6pm. Only last Wednesday, the couple had been seen together at an event at the National Gallery in London. Lady Gabriella paid tribute to her financier husband in a joint statement with his family, describing him as an 'exceptional man who lit up the lives of all who...
  • Gov. Winsome Sears refers to transgender Senator as ‘sir’ on the floor, and all hell breaks loose

    02/27/2024 11:35:26 AM PST · by gitmo · 12 replies
    American Wire ^ | February 27, 2024 | Frieda Powers
    Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle-Sears spoke to the legislature about “respect and dignity” after a state senator walked out of the chamber during a session. That senator was Democrat Danica A. Roem, 39, who became the first transgender member of the House of Delegates upon being elected in 2017. Roem’s exit came after being referred to as “sir” by Earle-Sears during an exchange about the number of votes needed to pass a new bill. “Madame President, how many votes would it take to pass this bill with the emergency clause?” Roem is heard asking Earle-Sears who was presiding over the...
  • Daily Mass Gospel Reflection - Humble, Pious Elevation

    02/27/2024 11:30:34 AM PST · by MurphsLaw
    Word on Fire Ministry ^ | 02.27.24 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Matthew 23:1-12 Friends, today’s Gospel exposes the pride of the Pharisees and concludes with the prescription of humility. I want to reflect on this virtue.St. Augustine said that all of us, made from nothing, tend toward nothing. We can see this in our frailty and sin and mortality. St. Paul said,“What do you possess that you have not received? But if you have received it, why are you boasting as if you did not receive it?”To believe in God is to know these truths. To live them out is to live in the attitude of humility. Thomas Aquinas said humilitas...
  • Middle America Is Dying Hard

    02/27/2024 11:30:04 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 27, 2024 | Salena Zito
    WEIRTON, West Virginia -- Most people in this town will tell you they'd rather have taken a physical punch to the gut than get the news they received yesterday when Cleveland-Cliffs Steel announced it was idling its tinplate production plant, a move that directly cost 900 people their jobs. .. It isn't just those workers who face catastrophic uncertainty; this closure also jeopardizes the jobs of thousands more people whose businesses supported the plant: the barber shops, gas stations, mom-and-pop grocery stores, the machine shops that make the widgets for the steel industry. And there's also the demise of the...
  • George Takei Worries GOP Will Use Laken Riley’s Murder to Justify Internment Camps: ‘Never Again

    02/27/2024 11:29:38 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/27/2024 | DAVID NG
    Star Trek actor George Takei has claimed that Republican politicians will use the murder of Laken Riley as justification to create internment camps for illegals like those for Japanese-Americans during World War II. “Never again,” an indignant Takei wrote in a recent X post. George Takei was responding to a post from House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), who blasted the Biden administration for allowing several million illegal aliens to cross the border. Johnson’s post noted that an illegal alien who entered the U.S. under Biden has been arrested for the murder of 22-year-old Augusta University nursing student Laken Riley.
  • Canada’s Trudeau Slips Up Says “Russia Must Win This War” (VIDEO)

    02/27/2024 11:28:26 AM PST · by dennisw · 4 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | Feb. 26, 2024 | Anthony Scott
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a major blunder while delivering an address in Warsaw, Poland. While speaking at a joint press conference with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Trudeau stated, “Russia must win the war.” The prime minister of Canada quickly noticed his mistake and said “Sorry, Ukraine must win this war against Russia.” Per WION: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau embarrassed himself big time on Monday (Feb 26) as he said, “Russia must win the war,” during an address in Warsaw, Poland. However, he immediately corrected himself and said he meant to say “Ukraine must win this war...
  • Nikki Haley Claims Nominating Trump ‘Is Like Suicide for Our Country

    02/27/2024 11:23:16 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/27/2024 | HANNAH BLEAU KNUDSEN
    Presidential hopeful Nikki Haley, who recently lost the primary in her home state of South Carolina, believes choosing former President Donald Trump as the nominee “is like suicide” for the United States, pointing to Trump’s various legal cases. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Haley refused to commit to supporting Trump as the eventual nominee, telling the outlet, “What I will tell you is that I have serious concerns about Donald Trump.” “I have more serious concerns about Joe Biden,” she said.