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As Facebook Shoots Themselves in the Foot, New Social Media Platform Pays You to Post

Jan 16, 2018 — News on the Net

Last week, Facebook announced that they will be keeping all their users in happy little bubbles that won’t show them anything controversial, thus ensuring an entire social media platform devoted to pictures of what people are eating for dinner. Illustrating just how unwelcome this change was, after Facebook announced it’s changing the algorithm to focus on friends and family while excluding news and information, the company saw a near-instant drop of 4.4 percent—costing Mark Zuckerberg nearly $3.3 billion.

In a Facebook post last Thursday night, Zuckerberg said that public content from brands had inundated news feeds, overtaking posts from personal connections. By the end of Friday, Facebook shares were trading at $179.37, down more than 4.4 percent from Thursday’s price of $187.77, according to a report in Newsweek.—More….


Soda Tax Sticker Shock Grips Seattle

Jan 16, 2018 — News on the Net

The sign at Costco explaining the jacked-up price of a case of Gatorade has gone viral.

On January 1, Seattle had several new progressive laws go into effect. Along with mandatory paid sick leave, mandates for employers to post work schedules 14 days in advance, and severe restrictions on short-term rental platforms (Airbnb, VRBO, etc.), Seattle imposed a massive new soda tax — 1.75 cents per OUNCE on sugary drinks.—More…


St. Paul Mayor Calls National Anthem an “Ode to Slavery”

Jan 15, 2018 — News on the Net

The new mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota delivered a blistering takedown of the national anthem during his inaugural address — calling the “Star-Spangled Banner” an affirmation of slavery.

“We cannot ignore the painful reminder, written into our anthem’s third verse, of just how deeply injustice is rooted in the American tradition,” Mayor Melvin Carter said during his address. “Our national freedom song is an ode to slavery.”—More…


Alleged attack on hijab-wearing girl didn’t happen: police

Jan 15, 2018 — News on the Net

An alleged attack against an 11-year-old girl where a man supposedly cut off her hijab while she walked to school last week, did not in fact happen, Toronto police say.

On Jan. 12, the girl told police that she was on her way to Pauline Johnson Junior Public School in Scarborough when a man dressed in black came up behind her. She said the suspect – described as an Asian man with a moustache—pulled off the hood to her jacket and cut off her hijab with a pair of blue-handled scissors before fleeing the area.—More…


Bill Clinton swears foundation funds didn’t pay for Chelsea’s wedding—Wikileaks offers

Jan 14, 2018 — News on the Net

On Saturday Former president Bill Clinton raged on Twitter denying a report that claimed Chelsea Clinton’s lavish wedding was paid for by Clinton Foundation donations.

“No Clinton Foundation funds—dedicated to Haiti or otherwise—were used to pay for Chelsea’s wedding. It’s not only untrue, it’s a personal insult to me, to Hillary, and to Chelsea and Marc.”—More….

 


Sell the New York Times. Now.

Jan 14, 2018 — News on the Net

The cult worship of the New York Times commenced not long after that day in 1896 when Adolph S. Ochs of Chattanooga, Tenn., spent a mess of borrowed money to purchase controlling ownership in the respected but failing Republican-tilting paper and appoint himself publisher. To distinguish the Times from the yellow, popular press of the day (the Journal and the World), Ochs plotted a high-brow and high-minded course for his new prize, steering clear of any partisanship. His formula elicited positive press from inside the industry, as the trade journal Fourth Estate immediately caressed the remade paper with this notice: “A glance at the New York Times since it has been in the hands of Adolph S. Ochs is like a gleam of sunlight on a cloudy day. The professional sees at once the handiwork of a fellow artist.”

Such oversize expressions for the Times have continued through the decades, reaching fullest flower perhaps once a generation or so when the old man’s heirs have drawn from their ranks a male member and installed him as publisher. With all the pomp one associates with the crowning of a king, the Times and its competitors sound the drums and blast the trumpets to mark the passing of the publisher’s scepter. When King Ochs died in 1935, the publisher’s job was bestowed on son-in-law Arthur Hays Sulzberger, who then bestowed it on his son-in-law, Orvil Dryfoos, who in 1963 surrendered it on his deathbed to Sulzberger’s son, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger (“Punch”). When Punch retired, the job followed the royal line to his son, Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., in 1992. Naturally, the transfer of power made Page One news in the Times.—More


Indictment Handed Out In Russian Bribery Case Involving Uranium One, Hillary Clinton

Jan 13, 2018 — News on the Net

An 11-count indictment was handed out on Friday connected to the alleged Russian bribery scheme involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Obama administration, and Uranium One.

The charges are against Mark Lambert, who is the “former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company that provides services for the transportation of nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad.” Lambert 54, of Maryland, was charged with “one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering,” the DOJ said in a statement.—More…


Army Rips Out Chinese-Made Surveillance Cameras Overlooking U.S. Base

Jan 13, 2018 — News on the Net

The U.S. Army said it removed surveillance cameras made by a Chinese state-backed manufacturer from a domestic military base, while a congressional committee plans to hold a hearing this month into whether small businesses face cybersecurity risks from using the equipment.

Fort Leonard Wood, an Army base in Missouri’s Ozarks, replaced five cameras on the base branded and made by Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., said Col. Christopher Beck, the base’s chief of staff. He said officials at the base acted after reading…More….


Murdoch’s News Corp. Warns Facebook to Avoid ‘Political’ Changes

Jan 13, 2018 — News on the Net

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., publisher of the Wall Street Journal and New York Post, will keep an eye on Facebook Inc.’s news-feed changes “for any signs that the weighting of news sites is politically motivated.”

In a statement Friday, the publisher said it welcomed changes “that reward quality and confront clickbait,” but said it was too soon to say how the revisions would affect publishers. “We intend to monitor the impact closely,” the company said, adding it will continue pressing Facebook to encourage users to subscribe to its newspapers through the social-media platform.—More…


Leftists Scream Racial Profiling After Police Shoot Black Teen. Then The Video Comes Out

Jan 13, 2018 — News on the Net

On Sunday, a 17-year-old black teen was shot to death by North Little Rock Police Department (NLRPD) officers, prompting precipitous reactions from people that resorted to attacking the police before the evidence was in.

One problem: the teenager in question, Charles Smith Jr., 17, who was a passenger in a car pulled over for a routine traffic stop, had already pulled out a handgun and fired, and the incident was caught on dashcam footage in a video.—More


Dianne Feinstein Leaked Testimony to Get Ahead of Bombshell Obama Spying Scandal

Jan 12, 2018 — News on the Net

Jan 11, 2018

 


RUSH: So Dianne Feinstein releases in rogue fashion the transcript of that flake that runs Fusion GPS. She did it in violation of an agreement she had with the Republican chairman of the committee, Charles Grassley of Iowa, and she’s had I think three excuses now for why she did it.

Greetings friends, great to have you. El Rushbo here from behind the EIB microphone as we head on down the busy broadcast week.

Speaking of crazy excuses, her first example, her first reason was that she just did it on her own because she felt like it. I’m paraphrasing there. She said she just felt like it. She was getting a little frustrated out there at the lack of progress so she just did it. And then she said she was pressured into releasing the transcript. We don’t know by who or by what, but she was pressured and that didn’t work. That didn’t fly.—More…


UNDERCOVER VIDEO: Sr Network Security Engineer Reveals Twitter Ready to Give Trump’s Private D

Jan 11, 2018 — News on the Net

(San Francisco) A Project Veritas undercover investigation has revealed a senior network security engineer at Twitter stating that his company is “more than happy” to turn over the private communications and deleted tweets of President Donald Trump to the Department of Justice. If true, it is yet unknown whether Twitter is voluntarily disclosing this sensitive information or acting under a court order. Twitter is currently in the midst of defending itself from left-leaning criticism that President Trump hasn’t been removed from the enormous media platform for violations of Twitter’s Terms of Service.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Clay Haynes has been employed by Twitter since September 2016. On January 3, 2018, he met with a Project Veritas undercover journalist (UCJ) at Stookeys Club Moderne in San Francisco. Using a hidden video camera, the Veritas UCJ captures Haynes stating that “we’re more than happy to help the DOJ with their little investigation” of President Trump.— More…


Feds Raid California ‘Maternity Hotels’ for Birth Tourists

Jan 11, 2018 — News on the Net

Southern California apartment complexes that doubled as “maternity hotels” for Chinese women who want made-in-America babies were raided early Tuesday, capping an unprecedented federal sting operation, officials said.

NBC News was on the scene as Homeland Security agents swept into The Carlyle, a luxury property in Irvine, California, which housed pregnant women and new moms who allegedly forked over $40,000 to $80,000 to give birth in the United States.—More…


At least 13 dead as heavy rains trigger flooding, mudflows and freeway closures across Southern Cali

Jan 10, 2018 — News on the Net

At least 13 people were killed Tuesday when a rainstorm sent mud and debris coursing through Montecito neighborhoods and left rescue crews to scramble through clogged roadways and downed trees to search for victims.

The deluge that washed over Santa Barbara County early Tuesday was devastating for a community that was ravaged by the Thomas fire only a few weeks earlier. In just a matter of minutes, pounding rain overwhelmed the south-facing slopes above Montecito and flooded a creek that leads to the ocean, sending mud and massive boulders rolling into residential neighborhoods, according to Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesman Mike Eliason.—More…


Charles C. Johnson Sues Twitter In Landmark Free Speech Case

Jan 9, 2018 — News on the Net

GotNews Editor-in-Chief Charles C. Johnson filed a landmark free speech lawsuit against Twitter in California State Superior Court today.
The lawsuit documents the social media giant’s unlawful censorship of Johnson – and the damages it caused Johnson – on several fronts. Johnson, who is represented by Robert E. Barnes of Barnes Law, details various causes of action demonstrating how Twitter’s actions violated the Unruh Civil Rights Act as well as the California and United States constitutions.

Johnson is seeking, among other relief, a declaratory judgment that Twitter has violated and continues to violate his free speech rights under the First Amendment of the US Constitution and/or Article I, section 2 of the California Constitution.—More…


Racist goons are targeting the FCC chief — and his family

Jan 9, 2018 — News on the Net

In the minds of today’s political activists, the objects of their fixations represent an existential threat. This is how opposition to an arcane, bureaucratic decision by the Federal Communications Commission transformed from a liberal cause into an obsession.

This is also how the FCC’s chairman, Ajit Pai, became the subject of almost daily persecution.—More….


Sahara Desert covered in 15 inches of SNOW as freak weather blankets sand dunes

Jan 8, 2018 — News on the Net

More than 15 inches (40cm) has blanketed sand dunes across the small town of Ain Sefra, Algeria.

It is the second time snow has hit in nearly 40 years, with a dusting also recorded in December 2016.—More….


NBC Claims New FBI Probe into Clinton Foundation Is ‘Fake News,’ a ‘Political Side

Jan 8, 2018 — News on the Net

Towards the end of their political coverage during Sunday Today, NBC fill-in host Morgan Radford questioned Meet The Press moderator Chuck Todd about the veracity of a new investigation into the Clinton Foundation, which came to light last week. But in doing so, she conflated it with GOP senators asking the FBI for a criminal investigation in Christopher Steele, the British agent who worked with Russian agents to get dirt of President Trump on behalf of Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, and claimed it was all “fake news.”

With the false on-screen headline: “Republicans take aim at Clinton,” Radford questioned Todd about the seriousness of the investigation. “So, break something else down for us, this real versus fake news. We’ve learned this week about developing investigations into the Clinton Foundation and the author of that controversial dossier, but is this a real investigation or is that just a political sideshow?”—More….


Mel’s Manifesto: Draft James Woods now!

Jan 8, 2018 — News on the Net

James Woods, governor of California?

Why not? The Golden State has a long history of electing leaders from the deep end of thespian pool.

From Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Californian voters actually seem to enjoy casting ballots for Republican actors.—More…


Report: Miller Was Escorted From CNN Studio After Refusing to Leave

Jan 8, 2018 — News on the Net

Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, had to be escorted from the set of CNN’s State of the Union Sunday after refusing to leave following a contentious interview with Jake Tapper, according to Business Insider.

Miller was on the show discussing Steve Bannon’s comments in Michael Wolff’s new explosive book on the Trump presidency, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” —More…