Google Caught Censoring Alternative News And Blamed It On A Rogue Contractor

A leaked email shows that a Google contractor was directed to demote InfoWars’ search results by rating it as “low to medium” in quality, regardless of content or public interest.  That rating prevents sites from being listed as top choices when people search a topic. –GEG

UPDATE – 04/17/17 7:27PM CT: Breaking Google Admits To Censoring Infowars, Claims It Will Stop

Russian President Vladimir Putin, former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul and Syrian President Bashar Al Assad are not valid sources to cite in a news report, according to leaked documents from a Google contractor.

A recent Infowars article extensively covered comments made by Syrian leader Bashar al Assad in an April 13 interview with Agence France-Presse.

In the interview, embedded from Sky News, Assad vehemently denied carrying out the chemical weapons attack for which his regime has been blamed for, and insinuated the event may have been a false flag attack.

Infowars also cited similar sentiments echoed by Russian President Putin…

But leaked documents show a Google contractor is being directed to rate Infowars articles as “low to medium” regardless of their content, and lists our recent article on Assad as a prime example.

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Big Pharma Uses Proxy Advertisers To Keep Prescription Drug Priscs High

Advertisements creating fear over the possibility that lower drug prices will lead to lower quality and drug reactions have been appearing in newspapers such as the Washington Post, The Hill and Politico. The purpose of these ads is to diminish support for new bills designed to lower drug prices.  These ads were placed by organizations that have ties to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, which wants to keep drug prices high, but advertisers fail to disclose the relationship in their ads and attempt to make it appear that they are sincerely interested in the best interest of the public. –GEG

Advertisements from seemingly independent advocacy groups are swamping Beltway newspapers with dire warning that recent proposals to lower drug prices will lead to dangerous consequences. In the last week alone, the ads have appeared in the Washington Post, Washington Times, Roll Call, The Hill, and Politico.

The groups placing the ads have no obvious connection to pharmaceutical companies. For instance, the American Conservative Union (ACU), one of the organizations taking out an ad, describes itself as devoted to promoting “liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense.”

But unbeknownst to readers, the organizations have undisclosed financial ties to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the umbrella lobbying group that represents the biggest names in the drug industry, including Merck, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Purdue Pharma, and Eli Lilly.

The ads have appeared as legislators are taking up proposals designed to lower drug prices — potentially cutting into the profits of the big drugmakers. A bill proposed by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., would reverse a 2003 law that prohibits Medicare from using its collective bargaining power to negotiate for lower prescription drug prices. The ban on negotiation was originally authored by legislators working closely with PhRMA lobbyists, and the sponsor of the ban later became a PhRMA lobbyist.

“Will government price setting lower the cost of her prescription drugs? Will government rationing increase his access to new, life-saving medicines?” asks the full-page ad sponsored by the ACU. The ad features a stock image of senior citizens with puzzled looks across their faces.

Another ad, from Americans for Tax Reform, a conservative advocacy group devoted to reducing taxes, warns that Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit arm of Medicare, might soon be threatened by lawmakers seeking to repeal “Part D’s protection against government interference in prescription drug pricing.”

The ATR ad, which goes on to call for preserving the “free-market elements of the Medicare system,” declares, “Keep Government Bureaucrats Out of Medicare Part D!”

“I found this ad particularly strange,” Peter Maybarduk, the director of Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines program said, given the group’s ostensible devotion to tax reduction. “The problem with high drug prices is one of monopoly power. We do have government bureaucrats involved; they’re giving monopolies to the companies through patents and other exclusivities.”

It might appear odd for groups such as ATR and ACU to claim that Medicare’s prescription drug policies, which were designed by drug company lobbyists to prevent competitive bidding, reflect free-market values. And why would ATR, a group devoted to tax issues, spend a large amount of money on ads that have nothing to do with taxes?

One thing both organizations have in common is the same longtime financial sponsor. PhRMA, which is required to disclose grants to other nonprofits on its annual tax return, provided ATR with $746,000 between 2010 and 2014. The American Conservative Union has received $100,000 from PhRMA during the same period.

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Canadian Scientist Claims Babies As Young As 6 Months Can Be Racist

Dr. Kang Lee headed a pair of studies at the University of Toronto that he says show that all babies are biased in favor of their own race even when they are just six months old. Kang suggests that babies should be exposed to a variety of races from birth before preferences are ingrained into their minds.  Commentator, Tucker Carlson, warns that the studies will legitimize government becoming even more deeply involved in teaching attitudes to children and will further diminish the role of parents and families. –GEG




Turkish President Erdogan Wins Sweeping New Powers In Contested Referendum

Turkey: A national referendum won by a slim majority, 51% to 49%, gives dictatorial power to President Erdogan by replacing the parliamentary system with an executive presidency.  The term limits for Erdogan will be extended, he will be able to directly appoint top public officials, the president will decide whether to impose a state of emergency, and he will have the power to override the judiciary.  Erdogan has accused judges of being influenced by Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based preacher he blames for the attempted coup in July.  Erdogan’s opposition says the election was fraudulent, because ballots were accepted that were not stamped as “valid”. –GEG

They are rejoicing into the night here outside the headquarters of the governing AK party (AKP), confident in the victory claimed by President Erdogan.

He and his government say more than 51% of voters have backed the constitutional reform but the opposition has cried foul, claiming massive irregularities over invalid votes and vowing to challenge the result at the supreme electoral board.

Mr Erdogan said the clear victory needed to be respected. In a typically rabble-rousing speech, he proposed another referendum on reinstating the death penalty, which would end Turkey’s EU negotiations.

But this has not been the resounding win he wanted and doubts will linger over its legitimacy. It was hoped this vote might bring Turkey stability but that still seems some way off.

Death penalty next?

“Today… Turkey has taken a historic decision,” Mr Erdogan told a briefing at his official Istanbul residence, the Huber Palace. “With the people, we have realised the most important reform in our history.”

He called on everyone to respect the outcome of the vote.

The president also said the country could hold a referendum on bringing back the death penalty.

He usually gives triumphant balcony speeches, the BBC’s Mark Lowen notes, but this was a muted indoors address.

Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak admitted the “Yes” vote had been lower than expected.

What’s in the new constitution?

The draft states that the next presidential and parliamentary elections will be held on 3 November 2019.

The president will have a five-year tenure, for a maximum of two terms.

  • The president will be able to directly appoint top public officials, including ministers
  • He will also be able to assign one or several vice-presidents
  • The job of prime minister, currently held by Binali Yildirim, will be scrapped
  • The president will have power to intervene in the judiciary, which Mr Erdogan has accused of being influenced by Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based preacher he blames for the failed coup in July
  • The president will decide whether or not impose a state of emergency

‘French-style system’

Mr Erdogan says the changes are needed to address Turkey’s security challenges nine months after an attempted coup, and to avoid the fragile coalition governments of the past.

The new system, he argues, will resemble those in France and the US and will bring calm in a time of turmoil marked by a Kurdish insurgency, Islamist militancy and conflict in neighbouring Syria, which has led to a huge refugee influx.

Critics of the changes fear the move will make the president’s position too powerful, arguing that it amounts to one-man rule, without the checks and balances of other presidential systems such as those in France and the US.

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Hillary Clinton Adviser Sent Email Saying “Al-Qaeda Is On Our Side In Syria”

WikiLeaks has disclosed that, in 2012, Hillary Clinton’s policy adviser, Jake Sullivan, sent her an email declaring, “AQ [Al-Qaeda] is on our side in Syria” which confirms that Clinton knew from the beginning that the US and Al Qaeda were working together in Syria. –GEG

WikiLeaks has dug up an eyebrow-raising Hillary Clinton email in the wake of President Donald Trump’s unexpected missile strike in Syria.

Back in 2012, Clinton’s then-policy adviser Jake Sullivan sent her an email declaring, “AQ [Al-Qaeda] is on our side in Syria”

This email confirms that Clinton knew all along that the U.S. was working alongside Al Qaeda in Syria:

What this email shows is that the US knew Al-Qaeda leader [Ayman] al-Zawahiri called on Muslims in Turkey and the Middle East to aid the rebels in the Free Syrian Army. From this day forward, the lines between who Al-Qaeda or the ‘rebels’ actually were — became heavily blurred. But, according to the email, the state department did not care as they knew Al-Qaeda was on their side.

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A Two-Dose Vaccine For Chicken Pox Now Is Linked To An Epidemic Of Shingles

Dr. David Brownstein says that the two-dose vaccine for chicken pox does lower the rate of that childhood illness. However, shingles, which is a painful recurrence of chickenpox, mostly in adults, has become an epidemic that is directly related to the vaccine. Shingles is far more serious and life-threatening than chicken pox. The bottom line is that billions of dollars are spent on vaccinating children to reduce the rate of a relatively mild childhood disease only to make them more susceptible to the same virus as adults causing serious illness (more medical bills) and even death. Big Pharma wins at both ends of the cycle. –GEG

When I was a child, nearly everybody became ill with chickenpox.  Like nearly all kids, when I became ill with it, I stayed home from school about a week and fully recovered.

All that changed in 1995, when the FDA licensed and approved the live attenuated chickenpox (varicella) vaccine in persons aged >12 months.  After the vaccine began to be used by most children, the incidence of chickenpox rapidly declined.  However, due to continual outbreaks of chickenpox, a second dose of the chickenpox vaccine was added to the childhood immunization schedule in 2006.

Is the chickenpox vaccine effective at significantly lowering the incidence of chickenpox?  Yes.  Due to the vaccine, there is a significantly lowered incidence of chickenpox.

However, the most important question to ask is, “Has the chickenpox vaccine (along with the other 70 doses of vaccines given) improved the lives of our children and the rest of the population?  The answer to that question is easy:  No.

Yes, our children have less chickenpox due to the vaccine.  However, shingles, a painful reoccurrence of chickenpox, has become an epidemic illness affecting both children and adults.  The rapidly increased incidence of shingles is directly related to the use of the chickenpox vaccine.  You see, we need chickenpox circulating in the environment to tweak our immune systems in order to stay alert.  With the effectiveness of the chickenpox vaccine, our immune systems are no longer stimulated with the varicella virus (the virus that causes both chickenpox and shingles) which allows the reactivation of the chickenpox virus—shingles– to develop.  Studies have shown that we spend more money treating shingles than the savings due to the lowered rate of chickenpox.  And, shingles can develop into a chronic, debilitating disease and can cause death.

I keep hearing the mantra that vaccines are safe and effective.  That is simply not true.  Vaccines are associated with a host of adverse effects.  In the case of the chickenpox vaccine, a recent study looked at the adverse effects of this therapy.

The study concluded, “We identified no new or unexpected safety concerns for the second-dose varicella vaccine.” (1)

However, when the entire study is read, a different picture is formed.  The authors found 14,641 reports (from 2006-2014) to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) after the second dose of the chickenpox vaccine.  VAERS is a voluntary reporting system designed to collect information about adverse effects from vaccinations. It is estimated that only 1-10% of all vaccine-related adverse effects are reported to VAERS since it is a voluntary system. (2)   Since it is a voluntary system, there is no doubt that VAERS underestimates the adverse effects due to vaccines.   I would venture a guess that most doctors who administer vaccines are unaware of VAERS.  I know that is true from quizzing many doctors about whether they are aware of VAERS.

According to the study, 3% of the adverse reactions were classified as serious.  Serious adverse reactions included anaphylaxis (83), meningitis (5), encephalitis—inflammation of the brain (16), cellulitis (52), chickenpox (6), shingles (6), and death (7).

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Arizona: Democratic State Legislator Said He Wanted To Punch Conservative Female Legislator ‘In The Throat’

Arizona: Representative Jesus Rubalcava, a legislator and elementary school teacher, wrote on Facebook that he wanted to punch his colleague,  Debbie Lesko, in the throat, which is considered to be a death blow.  He was upset because she sponsored legislation giving citizens greater freedom to seek education outside government schools. Later he apologized and said: “My comment  was definitely unprofessional, and it was unacceptable.” Note that he did not claim that he didn’t mean what he said, only that, saying it in the legislature was unprofessional and unacceptable. –GEG  

A Democrat from Arizona claims he “wanted to punch” a female Republican Senator who sponsored a bill to give more school choice to families in the state.

Jesus Rubalcava, a Democratic Representative, said on social media that he wants to commit violence against Republican Sen. Debbie Lesko because she celebrated and was “prancing around” after her school choice bill got passed, the AZ Central reported.

Last Thursday, Senate Bill 1431 passed both chambers of the Arizona state legislature and was just waiting for Gov. Doug Ducey’s signature. Democratic Rep. Rubalcava went to social media to show his outrage.

“I wanted to punch her in the throat,” he wrote about his Republican colleague, in reply to a Facebook friend who said that Lesko was celebrating the bill she passed and that made her “slightly enraging.”

His comments were public and captured by multiple people on social media. Twitter user called Populo Iratus shared the comment made by the Democratic Representative:

At first, Lesko told The Arizona Republic that wasn’t aware of much about Rubalcava and ignored his comments. Later, however, she said: “The more time I’ve had to think of this Rubalcava comment, it is kind of disturbing. I don’t know if the guy has violent tendencies, or what … The more I think about it, it is rather disturbing that someone would comment like that.”

On Thursday, Lesko also released a statement in the newspaper that read: “As a survivor of domestic violence from a previous marriage, Representative Rubalcava’s Facebook post saying ‘I wanted to punch her in the throat’ was very disturbing and totally inappropriate especially since he is an elementary school teacher and legislator. I hope in the future that he debates issues based on their merit in a civil manner.”

The Democrat has since taken down the comment and apologized on the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives. He insisted that because he was raised by a single mom, he doesn’t actually tolerate violence.

“And so, my comment, was definitely unprofessional, and it was unacceptable,” he told his colleagues. “And I want this body to know that I have apologized to Sen. Debbie Lesko for my comment, and I sincerely apologize. I want this body to know.”

He’s also issued a similar apology on Twitter, writing: “I was raised in a household where violence was not tolerated; especially against woman. I apologize to @DebbieLesko for my FB post.” His tweet, however, is no longer visible as he made his social media account private.

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Mainstream Media Calls MS-13 Gang Members Who Brutally Hacked 4 NY Teens To Death “Undocumented Immigrants”

Long Island, New York: MS-13 gang violence appears to be responsible for the murders of four teens who were brutally beaten and hacked to death with machetes.  The gang has its roots in illegal immigration from El Salvador and Central America.  The US war on drugs and drug prohibition draws criminals seeking to dominate the highly profitable black market. –GEG

In a related story, Steve Levy , the former Executive of Suffolk County in New York, says that the MS-13 gang from El Salvador is growing by leaps and bounds across the US, which is believed to be due to Obama’s policy to allow hundreds of thousands of unaccompanied minors to flood the border in 2013 and 2014.  He said that there are at least 2500 unchaperoned minors on Long Island alone, which has led to children being threatened in school, in addition to the murder of a dozen young people in the past year in two local communities.  The MS-13 gang becomes the family for young  men who join and they are extremely vicious.  Mr. Levy left the Democratic party as he sees them as the “party of open borders’ which is producing serious consequences.  He calls for the end of political correctness because it has stopped the news from reporting on the problem, and removing the criminals from the US.