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Google whistleblower: Same scheme may have been used for suspending Jordan Peterson, Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard
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Tulsi Gabbard, a vocal proponent of breaking up the tech monopolies, had her campaign's advertising account suspended by Google after the Democratic debate in late June and is currently seeking $50 million in damages.

Zach Vorhies, a former Google employee who has been leaking documents suggesting political biases within the company, has rendered assistance to the representatives of 2020 Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard, who is suing Google for disabling her search ads account.

In an open letter on the social media network Minds, Vorhies said that he had investigated the suspension of the Google account of conservative thinker Jordan Peterson in 2017.

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How real power kills or rescues: Epstein death evidence so far


A look at the Epstein death evidence so far. Despite many anonymous & conflicting reports, a picture emerges of real power that either killed or rescued.
The Epstein Death Evidence continues to mount, but unsurprisingly, there are still many more questions than answers at this point. With each day that passes, more and more irregularities come to light, which bolster the theory that he was either murdered or he escaped. It is clear that Epstein was intimately connected to some of the most powerful people in the world, working with some of them (e.g. joint business ventures such as with former Israeli PM Ehud Barak), working for some of them (his Intelligence funders and bosses) and working against some of them (by setting up many politicians and celebrities to get blackmail material on them). The question is whether the NWO (New World Order) individuals behind Epstein used their money, power and influence to kill him or to rescue him. Both are entirely possible. However, it is already patently obvious that the Epstein case shows signs of outside interference. This is how real power kills (or rescues): people in key positions of power are bought off, who then direct the assassination (or escape) by moving the lower players into position and obfuscating the evidence afterwards. Things that should never have happened suddenly happen; procedures and protocols that should have been followed are suddenly not followed. This is the pattern in key historical assassinations and operations (such the JFK assassination, the Princess Diana assassination and the 9/11 operation). As we know, history repeats itself, as it appears to be happening again in the Epstein death affair.

Epstein Death Evidence #1: Mysteriously, No CCTV Footage Available

The smoking gun: there is no video footage available. We are told the cameras weren't turned on, or malfunctioned or just didn't happen to work for those crucial hours before his death/disappearance. Funny how the US has become the most surveilled nation in the history of the world, with CCTV everywhere, facial recognition being rolled out, private-public partnerships (i.e. Big Gov-Corporatocracy collusion) (e.g. local police gaining access to Amazon's Ring camera across neighborhoods), cameras embedded in smart devices and the NSA watching every move Americans make - yet can't manage to keep a camera on a high-profile prisoner who was a high-security risk. The cameras also mysteriously didn't work the night of Diana's death, and the cameras didn't appear to get much footage of the "plane" hitting the Pentagon apart from a couple of blurry frames. Hmmm...

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Bizarro Earth

NY univ. promotes study comparing cow insemination to 'rape,' milking cows to 'sexual assault'

dairy cow
A paper currently being promoted by a New York university calls on society to consider the rampant "sexual exploitation" of dairy cows by the milk industry in order to "fully fight gendered oppression."

Specifically, the author compares cattle insemination to "rape" and the milking of cows to "sexual assault."

Titled "Readying the Rape Rack: Feminism and the Exploitation of Non-Human Reproductive Systems," the paper was published Friday in a journal called Dissenting Voices, which is published and edited by the Women's and Gender Studies program at the College at Brockport State University of New York.

Comment: It takes a particularly warped mind to sexualize farm animals! Veganism and the feminist ideology are corrupting young minds in very disturbing ways.


School superintendent: White people have to 'rewire their brains' due to implicit biases

A Massachusetts school superintendent told a community audience on Tuesday that white people in our "systematically corrupt system that oppresses black individuals" need to "rewire their brains" in order to overcome their biases.

Pittsfield Public Schools chief Jason McCandless (who's white) also blasted President Trump, saying that the commander-in-chief's words "are being used to divide," and that he "preaches hate on a daily basis ... which is utterly unacceptable."

McCandless's comments were reported in a Berkshire Eagle story about his district's plan to pilot black history courses this fall.

The courses taught at two district high schools, Pittsfield and Taconic, will focus not only on black oppression, but the "contributions black people have made to society," according to teacher Jamal Ahmad. McCandless added that Pittsfield is working to better a system which has "long has overlooked the work and contributions of people of color."

Comment: Anyone still relying on the Implicit Association Test to spread ideas of racial bias needs to get caught up with what those paying attention have long realized - that the IAT is not a valid way to study racial bias. See: Psychology's Favorite Tool for Measuring Racism Isn't Up to the Job


Epstein connections may prove problematic for Democrats, Hollywood

Jeffrey Epstein
© AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File
Jeffrey Epstein in court, West Palm Beach, 2008.
Democrats and Hollywood may have another #MeToo problem on their hands with the late Jeffrey Epstein.

Much has been made of President Trump's one-time association with Epstein, found dead in his jail cell Saturday of an apparent suicide, but the picture emerging of the financier and convicted sex offender reveals an A-lister who hobnobbed with celebrities and gave generously to Democrats.

And not just former President Bill Clinton. Epstein donated $147,426 to Democratic candidates from 1990-2018, versus $18,250 to Republicans. His last GOP donation came in 2000, meaning that he never contributed to the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Judging from the media focus, however, viewers would be forgiven for assuming that Epstein was a regular at Make America Great Again rallies.

"I know they keep trying to tie Trump to this, but Trump is the only person who is ever named in the Jeffrey Epstein debacle who stood up to Epstein and said that he was a dirtbag and a bad guy and banned him from his club," said conservative talk-show host Buck Sexton on his podcast.


Russian airliner with 233 on board suffers birdstrike, makes safe belly landing in cornfield near Moscow

russian passenger jet emergency landing
© Reuters
Ural Airlines' A321 crash-landed on a field outside Moscow
A narrow-body airliner operated by Russia's Ural Airlines and carrying 226 passengers and seven crew, landed with its wheels up in the countryside near Moscow after suffering a "rare" birdstrike.

Bound for Simferopol, Crimea, the Airbus A321 unexpectedly struck "numerous" seagulls or crows shortly after departing from Moscow's Zhukovsky Airport.

Having no time to dump fuel and with no deployed undercarriages, the heavy-loaded jet made a belly landing in a cornfield just 1km from the runway. A spine chilling footage from inside the airctaft surfaced online a while later.

Comment: Footage of the birdstrike has emerged:
The footage shot by a passenger seated next to the window shows the two-engine, narrow-body airliner speeding down the runway at Moscow's Zhukovsky Airport. In a matter of seconds, the left wing crosses the path of a flock of birds.

The emergency landing was conducted without the landing gear deployed. In a separate video, a sputtering sound can be heard, presumably from the engines. It was reported that both engines were switched off prior to the landing.
Flattened cornstalks and a dented nose cone make up the bulk of the damage in the aftermath of an emergency landing near Moscow.

Footage shows the wreckage of the largely intact aircraft up close. Russia's Investigative Committee rushed to the scene of Thursday's accident, near Moscow's Zhukovsky Airport, but what they found was atypical for crash sites.With all 226 passengers and seven crew surviving the emergency landing, officials marveled at an almost entirely intact aircraft.
moscow jet crash bird strike
© Russian Investigative Committee
Passenger hailed the crew's skill and courage:
It was a chilling experience for passengers of the A321 jet as they watched it descend for an emergency landing in a field outside Moscow after a troublesome take off. They are now lauding the pilots for saving their lives.

"As the plane was taking off, it was clear that something was wrong with the engines. It took a very long time to gain speed," a passenger, a man in his 20s, told RT.

"We started falling, we had that distinctive sound when the plane tried to restart the engines but they couldn't do it," a young woman added.

The pilots, 41-year-old Captain Damir Yusupov and his 23-year-old First Officer Georgy Murzin, didn't have time to return to the airport as they were flying quite low above ground level.

In fact, they had only few seconds left to quickly find an open space below them and prepare to make a bumpy but fortunate belly landing. As the protocol prescribes, the engines were shut down but the landing gear wasn't deployed.
moscow jet crash bird strike
© Moscow News Agency/Handout via Reuters
"We saw the field approaching, everyone grouped as I tried to protect my kids," another woman recalled. "But the captain did well, he landed the plane and everyone applauded him when he exited [the cockpit]."

"I think we are all alive thanks to him," she suggested.

There was no panic on board even though the touchdown was rough, passengers said. "They evacuated the plane on their own ... the pilot did a great job, he landed the plane really carefully," the young woman continued. Flight attendants told everyone to leave their stuff behind and escape using the A321's eight doors.

In countless videos that have spread swiftly across social media, survivors can be seen calmly exiting the aircraft, reaching out to loved ones by phone and making sure that others made it out alive.

"This is my second birthday!" an old woman was heard exclaiming in a video taken by one of the passengers, as other evacuees made their way through the cornfield. "Now I believe in God, for sure," a Twitter user confessed, uploading an image of the jet.

As the public called for the crew to be honored, the Kremlin announced that it will give state awards to the "hero" pilots who carried out the emergency landing. Aviation pundits have also reflected on the remarkable event, telling RT that the conduct of the pilots and crew was "brilliant."
Many aviation experts compared the landing to the famous 'Miracle on the Hudson' landing:
Captain Damir Yusupov and First Officer Georgy Murzin manually landed their A321 Airbus in a cornfield just 1km from Moscow's Zhukovsky Airport, after their airplane struck "numerous" seagulls or crows shortly after takeoff.

Aviation experts have been quick to draw parallels between Thursday's incident and the famous 'Miracle on the Hudson', in which a US Airways flight made an emergency landing after colliding with a flock of geese. The pilots decided to land the plane in the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.

RAF instructor David Learmount described the two incidents as "identical" - except that the American pilots "got a little bit higher before the birds hit them," giving them more time to react.

"Like this event, everybody survived. And like this event, the pilot did not put the gear down," Learmount noted.

Aviation expert Julan Bray agreed with the comparison.

"[Captain Yusupov] took a calculated risk. He decided to go for what we call a 'belly flop'. And he landed it beautifully."

'A textbook emergency landing'

Choosing the cornfield to make their impromptu landing, coupled with the decisions to cut the engines and forgo deploying the landing gear, were critical decisions which likely saved lives.

Learmount pointed out that the landing gear would have snapped off it had come in contact with the soft soil of the cornfield, arguing that the pilots made the right decision to land without it, even though they had "very, very little time" to act. He noted that complications with the landing gear could have ruptured a fuel tank, increasing the likelihood of a fire.

"These pilots did brilliantly because they were really quite low [to the ground]," he said.

What the pilots did under the circumstances was "absolutely right," Bray told RT, adding that there was no fire because the plane's crew "very correctly followed procedure."
"I take my hat off to the two pilots and to everybody on board, the crew and the passengers. Because this was a textbook emergency landing. Nobody panicked, everybody got off."
The decision to land in a cornfield was particularly adept, Bray said.

"Corn is quite an oily crop, so you've got ready-made lubricant in that field. So it's like landing on an ice rink. But it was a nice, gentle landing."

Citing photographs and videos of the crash scene, Bray marveled at the technique and skill employed by the pilots to land the plane safely.

"The plane slides in a straight line, it isn't veering off its course. So I think [they] knew exactly where [they] was going to put it down. And [they] calculated how long the slide would be."

The impressive feat of aviation is something of a national tradition, Learmount said.

"Russia does have a history of having very good pilots."
The pilots who landed the packed Russian plane will be receiving state awards:
Damir Yusupov moscow plane landing bird strike
© e1. ru
2018 photo of Ural Airlines Captain Damir Yusupov
The Kremlin will "undoubtedly" honor two "hero pilots" who safely landed the packed A321 in the countryside near Moscow's Zhukovsky airport, saving 233 lives, a presidential aide said.

"Once all formalities are done, they will be given their awards without doubt," Dmitry Peskov announced.

The two pilots, Captain Damir Yusupov and First Officer Georgy Murzin, were earlier praised by the public after manually landing the aircraft in a corn field just 1km from the airfield they departed from.

Despite having no time to dump fuel, the crew managed to safely land the heavy-loaded aircraft and evacuate all 226 passengers.Commenting on the fortunate landing, Peskov wished a speedy recovery to those injured (76 including children) and praised "the hero pilots who saved lives and landed the plane."

The Ural Airlines' A321 was flying to Simferopol in Crimea when it hit the flock of birds shortly after take-off, disrupting its two engines.


Philadelphia cheese and Volkswagen ads banned in UK for 'gender stereotyping'

sexist ad
Two ads for Volkswagen and Philadelphia cheese have been banned from the UK by its advertising watchdog under new rules on gender stereotypes. The regulator's decision was both mocked and criticized for its "depressing direction."

The offending Volkswagen eGolf ad showed a female rock climber asleep while a man closes their tent on a cliff to make sure the moonlight won't disturb them, two male astronauts in a spaceship, a disabled male athlete performing a long jump and finally a mom on a bench next to a pram. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received three complaints about it and ruled the ad breached the code by "showing men engaged in adventurous activities in contrast to a woman in a care-giving role."

Comment: Talk about first-world problems...

The car manufacturer disagreed with the ruling, claiming that 'the core message of the ad was centered on the ability of the human spirit to adapt to challenges and change brought about by circumstances," and explained the final scene of the woman in the park as another example of a challenge and "adaptation to change, as they believed that welcoming a newborn into the family was a life changing experience."

Comment: Nope, it's purely a patriarchal oppression of the feminine spirit, apparently.

The Philadelphia cream cheese ad, which received 128 complaints, showed two young dads getting distracted by lunch leaving their children on a conveyor belt circulating with food.

Mondelez UK Ltd - which makes Philadelphia cheese - said the advert was intended to highlight the appeal of the product by showing a humorous situation in which parents found it so delicious they got momentarily distracted and that the gender roles could be reversed.

Moreover, according to the brand, they specifically chose two men to avoid the typical stereotype of two new mothers with childcare responsibilities. Apparently, that didn't help: the ASA acknowledged the video was intended to be light-hearted and comical but the ban was upheld.

Comment: Damned if you do, damned if you don't. This what happens when you give power to humorless bureaucrats.

Christmas Tree

Lost forests: Russia considers banning lumber exports to China over concerns about illegal logging

© Sputnik / Aleksey Nikolskyi
Moscow may impose a full embargo on lumber exports to its largest trade partner, China, if Beijing fails to deal with illegal logging, Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has warned.

"China should have a clear understanding that if it fails to engage in solving this problem, we will have no other choice but to ban the export of lumber completely," minister Dmitry Kobylkin told Russia's Vedomosti newspaper.

"They come, buy up the [illegal] timber and leave us to clear up the debris," Kobylkin said of Chinese loggers.


Peak PC logic: To shield students from 'offensive' image, activists opt to censor anti-racist mural

george washington
© Global Look Press/ imageBROKER.com /Petra Wallner
Who would ever have thought it would be liberal students and activists leading the charge to have an anti-racism mural removed from public view at an institute of education?

That is the absurd situation that has arisen at one San Francisco high school, where an ongoing campaign to remove murals depicting the life of George Washington has resulted in a decision to have the art hidden from view. The school had earlier even considered destroying the work completely.

The mural, which includes images of slaves on Washington's plantation and a slain native American figure has apparently "upset" students and is regarded by some as a "racist" painting. But there is a crucial distinction to be made here. The mural is not "racist" - rather, it depicts racism, and the two are very different things.


Employee stabbed outside UK Home Office in central London

Items including a sheathed knife and a mobile phone were seen behind a police cordon near the Home Office building
A man has been stabbed outside the Home Office building in central London.

The victim, who is in his 60s, was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries, police said.

Metropolitan Police officers were called to the building in Marsham Street, near the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, at 13:06 BST.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and possession of CS spray. He remains in police custody.

The wounded man went into the building to seek assistance, an eyewitness said. The building is now in lockdown.

Eyewitness Gareth Milner said he was outside the Home Office when "a number of armed police officers arrived on scene and entered the building".

Comment: The man's injuries were originally described as life-threatening, but medics said his condition improved. There are photos of them leading the man out of the building:
home office stabbing
© REUTERS/Simon Dawson