Archive For The “2A” Category

Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Travel Ban – WSJ

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“WASHINGTON—Days after the Trump administration instituted a controversial travel ban in January 2017, Google employees discussed ways they might be able to tweak the company’s search-related functions to show users how to contribute to pro-immigration organizations and contact lawmakers and government agencies, according to internal company emails.

The email traffic, reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, shows that employees proposed ways to “leverage” search functions and take steps to counter what they considered to be “islamophobic, algorithmically biased results from search terms ‘Islam’, ‘Muslim’, ‘Iran’, etc.” and “prejudiced, algorithmically biased search results from search terms ‘Mexico’, ‘Hispanic’, ‘Latino’, etc.””

https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-workers-discussed-tweaking-search-function-to-counter-travel-ban-1537488472

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US Rep Clay Higgins (R-Louisiana): Test Congress for drug use

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““Elected officials in Washington, D.C. should be subject to the same kind of random drug screenings that blue-collar, working-class Americans have to endure,” Higgins said in a press release.

“Congress shouldn’t get to live by a different set of rules,” he said.”

https://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/2018/09/13/higgins-test-congress-drug-use/1290439002/

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Facebook begins using ‘International Fact-Checking Network’ to monitor users

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A Facebook spokeswoman said the company’s efforts to fact-check video and photos will rely on technology but also human reviewers who work for groups certified by an organization called the International Fact-Checking Network.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-start-fact-checking-photos-videos-1536867288

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Senator Cruz (R-TEXAS) intern arrested on Capitol Hill for unregistered shotgun shells.

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He was charged with possession of unregistered ammunition, which violates the District of Columbia’s strict rules regarding possessing firearms and ammunition.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/13/politics/ted-cruz-intern-arrested/index.html

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Army veteran tried helping a stranded driver — a hitman who’d been hired to kill him, cops say – Orlando Sentinel

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“By the end of the month, investigators identified McFoley as a suspect in the road-rage case. He was arrested June 1, 2017.

McFoley, a convicted felon with more than two dozen previous charges, knew he would have faced a severe prison sentence had he been convicted of the crime, Capt. Brian Henderson said.

He said McFoley was willing to do anything to avoid prison.

On Oct. 23 — about three weeks before Cruz-Echevarria’s death, McFoley’s attorney filed a court notice indicating Cruz-Echevarria was set to testify against McFoley in December, authorities said. It included Cruz-Echevarria’s home address.”

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-murder-for-hire-volusia-county-20180906-story.html

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Washington Post: “Sleeper Cells Have Awoken” This is an Admission that Cells Infiltrated and are Operating in Our Government and an Attempted Coup is Underway. – The_Donald

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Dick’s Says Under Armour, New Gun-Sales Policy Dragged on Results – WSJ

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The weaker-than-expected results bucked a trend in the retail sector, which largely has benefited from a surge in consumer spending fueled by a booming economy.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/dicks-says-under-armour-new-gun-sales-policy-dragged-on-results-1535565173

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Kevin Shipp: The Shadow Government

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=in3HomAu1A4

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David Hogg Makes Up Conspiracy Theory. Gets Brutal Fact Check. | Daily Wire

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“Left-wing activist David Hogg received an embarrassing fact check this week after making up a new baseless conspiracy theory, suggesting that the National Rifle Association was manipulating Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Hogg spread the conspiracy theory to his 868,000 followers on Thursday, saying that the “NRA is pulling strings to increase gun sales in a record low year.””

https://www.dailywire.com/news/35029/gun-expert-fact-checks-david-hogg-it-gets-ugly-ryan-saavedra

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ACLU: New York State Can’t Be Allowed to Stifle the NRA’s Political Speech

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“The NRA alleges that Cuomo and top members of his administration abused their regulatory authority over financial institutions to threaten New York banks and insurers that associate with the NRA or other “gun promotion” groups, and that those threats have jeopardized the NRA’s access to basic insurance and banking services in New York.

In the ACLU’s view, targeting a nonprofit advocacy group and seeking to deny it financial services because it promotes a lawful activity (the use of guns) violates the First Amendment. Because we believe the governor’s actions, as alleged, threaten the First Amendment rights of all advocacy organizations, the ACLU on Friday filed a friend-of-the-court briefsupporting the NRA’s right to have its day in court.”

https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/new-york-state-cant-be-allowed-stifle-nras-political-speech

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