Thursday, June 27, 2019

Will Google Control 2020 Election?


YouTube Screenshot of Project Veritas video featuring Google's
head of Responsible Innovation at Global Affairs Jen Gennai


Here's another investigative journalism piece we find revelatory
and critical to understanding the threat posed to our National Security 
by our "enemies from within"!


Project Veritas 
Reveals Google's 'Fairness' Efforts to 
Prevent 2016 From Happening Again

By TYLER O'NEIL 
24 June 2019
[Follow Tyler O'Neil on Twitter at @Tyler2ONeil] 

Jenn Gennai
On 24 Jue 2019, Project Veritas released a powerful video revealing Google's liberal "Machine Learning Fairness" program, which a Google executive, Jenn Gennai admitted defined fairness in terms any supporter of President Donald Trump would disagree with.

Jenn also suggested that Senator (D-Mass.) Elizabeth Warren's  plan to break up Google is misguided because
only Google has the power to prevent "the next Trump situation."

She also expressed a goal with Google's algorithms — to prevent 2016 from happening again.

 Elizabeth Warren is saying that we should break up Google. And like, I love her but she’s very misguided, like that will not make it better, it will make it worse because now all these smaller companies who don’t have the same resources that we do will be charged with preventing the next Trump situation. It’s like a small company cannot do that,"
Liz Warren
[FauxcaHauntUs]

Jen Gennai, head of Responsible Innovation at Google Global Affairs, told an undercover Project Veritas journalist in the video.

Jenn further asks
 "We're also training our algorithms if 2016 happened again, would we have, would the outcome be different?  2020, certainly on top of my old organization, Trust and Safety, top of mind, they’ve been working on it since 2016, to make sure we’re ready for 2020."

It is possible Gennai was referring to the Russian Fake News farms active during the 2016 election, a problem which Google and other Big Tech companies should combat. As for those algorithms, the Project Veritas video focused on Machine Learning Fairness, also known as ML Fairness.

Gennai admits that her definition of fairness cuts against the way Trump supporters would understand the term.

She lays out a very intersectional understanding of fairness and says in the video:
"My definition of fairness and bias specifically talks about historically marginalized communities. And that’s who I care about. Communities who are in power and have traditionally have been in power are not who I’m solving fairness for. 

Everyone is Equal!   But, Some
[
e.g., Google] Are More Equal Than Others!
"Our definition of fairness is one of those things that we thought would be like, obvious, and everybody would agree to, and it wasn’t. There was the same people who voted for the current president do not agree with our definition of fairness.

"According to intersectionality, historically marginalized communities still face inherent biases against them and therefore in order for true fairness to be achieved, this inherent imbalance must be reversed. This means that fairness does not involve giving a white man and a black woman a fair shake, but rather shifting the playing field so the black woman has an advantage!


 Google Exec Boasted About Helping Hillary Clinton
 by Boosting Latino Turnout in 2016

According to a Google insider  "Fairness is a dog whistle. It does not mean what you think that it means and you have to apply Doublethink in order to understand what they’re actually saying,  "What they’re really saying about fairness is that they have to manipulate their search results so it gives them the political agenda that they want. And so they have to rebias their algorithms."

As for that "rebiasing," it also explicitly involves news, according to Project Veritas.
The video shows leaked documents calling for Google to establish "a single point of truth" for news.

A PJ Media, an admittedly unscientific, study found that 96 percent of Google search results for "Trump News" came from liberal sources.

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin & CFO Ruth Porat
Jenn Gennai admits in the video:
"We have gotten accusations on around fairness is that we’re unfair to Conservatives because we’re choosing what we define as credible news sources and those sources don’t necessarily overlap with conservative sources so we’re getting accusations of fair from one side."




The Google whistleblower says
"They are not an objective source of information; they are a highly biased political machine that is bent on never letting somebody like Donald Trump come to power again."

In the video, Gennai says that
"... everyone everyone got screwed over in 2016. We all got screwed over in 2016. Again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so, we’re rapidly being, like, what happened there, and how do we prevent it from happening again?"


This is far from the first time that anti-Trump bias has been revealed at Google.

A Google executive bragged about efforts to boost Latino turnout "in key states" in 2016, expecting that voting bloc to pull for Hillary Clinton.

Employees at Google and other tech companies heavily favor Democrats in political contributions. A Google manager also blamed Trump's victory on "Fake News" and "Hate Speech."

PJ Media has reached out to Google for a response to the Project Veritas video, and will update this story with any response.

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Editorial Note:  
Deep State involvement?

Interestingly, the Russia, Russia, Russia anti-Trump meme was partially sponsored by the Co-Founder of Google, Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin [Серге́й Миха́йлович Брин], a Russian Jew born and bred in Soviet Union Moscow; miraculously, the family was granted official exit visas in 1977, "to leave the USSR" -- unusual since most folks were executed for trying to leave during that era. 

In fact, we, in US Military Intelligence [MI] smuggled Russian Jews out of the USSR in a covert "underground pipeline" at great risk to Intelligence networks in the USSR and Europe; these  refugees, mostly with science backgrounds, were delivered to Brooklyn, NY, where they were to be debriefed by MI prior to their release to Jewish sponsors.  However, since the Jewish sponsors would spirit the refugees away before the debriefings could even start, we shut the entire network down and advised the Brooklyn contingent to run their own exfil operation. 

Oddly, Brin received a graduate fellowship from the National Science Foundation, and later interned at Wolfram Research, developers of Mathematica.  Seemed money appeared from all directions to develop an embryonic start-up with Larry Page to develop a data search web crawler engine.

Once Google gained a public awareness foothold with the GoogleMail [GMail] application, things started taking off.  Then came Google Maps, which blossomed into the mysteriously dynamic and pristine - high-resolution satellite imagery "sold" to it by the Intelligence Community in 1990 under a program sponsored by then-President George HW Bush to sell Military technology to the Private Sector.  This new satellite imagery tool had been part of the National Reconnaissance Office [NRO] the very existence of which was highly classified until 2007.  

The introduction to the public by Google came when it designated it's new product as "Keyhole" which stunned the Intelligence Community which was familiar with  the name Keyhole as half of the Talent-Keyhole designation for satellite imagery, classified well above Top Secret.  Suddenly, this Top Secret technology was part of the start up company called Google, and the product morphed into Google Earth.  Then again, the newer technology came with advanced satellites, which produced better imagery which linked to the National GeoSpatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) [formerly NGIC], the imagery products of which are particularly precise.  
[Nonetheless, Hillary's server was loaded with this TS/C material, which she "declassified" by cutting off the classification markings.  That used to be National Security violation, penalized by authorities with massive fines and very long prison terms - except Hillary has yet to be charged with any crime, so it must be ok now to release Top Secret Intelligence material.]

The cover story for this transfer of technology is that In-Q-Tel, a CIA sponsored private equity firm sponsored Google and Google Earth's development in 1999. Then again, In-Q-Tel must have also invested in a Time Machine to to back to 1990 to invest in developing the technology which Bush sold.  

Which leads us to the question of how deeply are the CIA and the Deep State intertwined?






Monday, June 24, 2019

Trump-Russia Collusion Narrative Destroyed

Hope Hicks testified, in full, before the House Committee,
answering all questions regarding Trump's contact with Russia.
The Democrats now focus solely on questions she declined
which addressed other White House issues.



Since the News Media buried this report, 
hoping the voting public would not notice, 
we are re-publishing it, as written, 
to give it global coverage and offset the 
Fake News the Democrats' are reporting.  

True journalism is rare today, so we want to 
give it our full support and widest distribution!




While the press portrayed Hope Hicks’s silence as all-inclusive, 
in reality she testified at length and in detail about all aspects of 
Trump’s presidential campaign. 


How Hope Hicks’s Testimony Destroyed The Trump-Russia Collusion Narrative.
The Federalist, 24June2019
By: Margot Cleveland 

Following the Thursday [13June2019] release of the transcript from Hope Hicks’s testimony before the Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee, the media quickly concentrated on the questions Trump’s former communications director refused to answer.

But while the press portrayed Hicks’s silence as all-inclusive, in reality Hicks testified at length and in detail about all aspects of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. And that testimony established yet again that the Russia collusion narrative was a hoax. 

One theme of Democrats’ questioning of Hicks concerned the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russians. Several times Hicks confirmed the lack of contacts between top Trump campaign members and Russia.

 “I’m telling you,” Hicks testified, “I wasn’t aware in the campaign of any contacts with Russian officials.

Later, when asked again what, if any, communications and contacts there were between the Trump campaign and Russian or Russian officials, Hicks noted that during the campaign she wasn’t aware of any but later learned of insignificant contacts, such as Jeff Sessions meeting the Russian ambassador at a foreign policy speech.

Hicks further testified that a Russian official’s post-election comment that Russia was “in constant communication or constant contact with members of Trump’s inner circle throughout the campaign,” “was not true.”

I’m not aware of anybody that regularly interacted with Mr. Trump that was a decisionmaker that advised him on a frequent basis that had, ‘regular contacts’ with any Russian officials,” Hicks stressed.

Hicks, who had previously worked for the Trump organization, also testified that she was not aware of any financial ties between Russia and the Trump Organization during the campaign. Nor did Hicks have any knowledge of any “foreign government providing cash or any other thing of value to Mr. Trump during the campaign,” or of any conversations during the campaign about Trump traveling to Russia (other than for the Miss Universe Pageant), or meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Hicks further told the committee that she only “became aware that the Russian government was attempting to interfere in the 2016 elections” when the story hit the press.

Nothing on the DNC Hack Or Trump Tower 

Democrats on the Committee nonetheless pushed the Russia collusion narrative by attempting to portray an email Hicks received from the editor-in-chief of the Russian internet newspaper Vzglyad as evidence of a Russian conspiracy.

Joe Neguse
Democratic Representative Joe Neguse flipped to the much-referenced Robert Mueller report to read the special counsel’s finding that “one day earlier the publication’s founder and former Russian parliamentarian Konstantin Rykov had registered two Russian websites, Trump2016.ru and DonaldTrump2016.ru.

But Neguse’s attempt to implicate the Trump campaign in Russia’s online efforts to interfere in the election failed badly.

Hicks noted: “I don’t recall receiving the interview request”; I received hundreds of interview requests, sometimes daily.

Because Trump had no intention of participating in the interview, Hicks explained, she was not concerned about the identity of the outlet, and hadn’t even realized until after the fact that the email had come from a Russian.

Concerning the WikiLeaks hacks, Hicks made clear that the only discussion the campaign had was “...speculation about if there would be more emails or information released, but that was prompted by things in the media” and it wasn’t with certainty that more leaks would happen, but “with speculation and skepticism.”

No” Hicks stressed, Trump did not talk about WikiLeaks or the hack, nor did anybody else in the campaign, other than what was discussed in the public domain. Hicks also testified that during the campaign she had heard nothing about Roger Stone and his supposed relationship with WikiLeaks or its founder Julian Assange, or about WikiLeaks’ “divulgence of information about the emails of Hillary Clinton and Mr. Podesta” beyond media coverage.

In short, Hicks stated that during the campaign, Trump never indicated that he knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks was responsible for the Democratic National Committee hacks or that he had knowledge that additional information would be released.

Hicks also confirmed that before the election she had not been told that anyone at the Trump campaign had been offered information about Hillary Clinton.

The Trump Tower meeting was another focus of committee questions:
Hicks told the committee that she did not know about the Trump Tower meeting or Donald Trump Jr.’s emails about that meeting until after Trump was elected president. She had also never heard “... any discussion from any Trump Organization employee or Mr. Trump about an ongoing effort to pursue a potential Trump Tower Moscow at that time...” another thread woven into the Russia collusion hoax.

Hick’s responses during last week’s hearing also provided fresh insight into Trump’s behind-the-scenes response to news of Russian interference. Hicks noted that the campaign only “... became aware that the Russian government was attempting to interfere in the 2016 elections...” when the story hit the press. The president’s former confidant added that any conversations she was privy to during the campaign concerning Russia interference in the election mirrored what Trump said publicly.


The Trump Collusion Narrative Is a Red Herring 

Then, when asked what specifically Trump said during the campaign about public reports that his team was coordinating with Russia, Hicks relayed that Trump called it “nonsense.”

Trump believed that the Russia collusion conspiracy “...was something that the Clinton campaign had made up to deflect from the information that they viewed as harmful to their candidate, to their campaign...” Hicks explained.  She also testified that she agreed with his assessment and that the “... unsubstantiated claims that [the Trump campaign] were coordinating with Russia was an attempt to distract and deflect.

Trump's former communications director added that the Trump campaign obviously knew there was no collusion, but admitted that had she been working instead for the Clinton campaign, she “probably would have taken a similar strategy.”

Hicks further noted that, whether the Russia collusion hoax was being peddled by the “Clinton campaign or speculated about in the media,” her discussions with candidate Trump focused on how to respond to the false claims.

Hicks also shared details of her conversation with Trump following his late-July 2016 off-the-cuff remark:
Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

Hicks explained that she informed Trump that “... some in the media had taken the expression quite literally, and that they were concerned he was encouraging foreign governments to, you know, locate those emails, and that that was obviously something that the media felt was extremely inappropriate and demanded a response from Mr. Trump and the campaign as to what exactly he meant by that.

Hicks stated that, “... both from Trump’s remark and her discussion with him after,” she understood the comment as a joke. When pushed about what Trump had said, Hicks conveyed that he noted
it was intended as a light-hearted comment.

Trump Was Concerned About Paul Manafort 

In practice, however, Trump took concerns about Russia’s meddling seriously, Hicks explained.


Paul Manafort
For instance, according to Hicks, after the media began questioning Trump’s campaign chair, Paul Manafort. Trump, not realizing
Manafort’s close relationship with Richard Gates, asked Gates to keep an eye on Manafort.

Trump questioned some of Manafort’s “past work with other foreign governments, foreign campaigns...,” and stressed that “none of that would be appropriate to be ongoing during his service with the Trump campaign...” Hicks elaborated. He also asked Gates to let him know “if anything led him to believe that was ongoing.”

Mike Flynn
When, following Trump’s election, then-President Barack Obama raised questions about Michael Flynn to Trump, Hicks explained that warning tainted Trump’s view of Flynn going forward.

Trump “... was a bit bewildered that, you know, of all the things that the two of them could have been discussing,” it was Flynn that came up.

(This detail also raises the question of Obama’s motivation and his efforts to sour the president-elect’s relationship with Flynn.) 

Hicks’ testimony also negated several other Democratic and media talking points on Russia interference and collusion. While Democrats attempted to portray Trump as unperturbed by Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, Hicks countered, “I think he was concerned, but I think he was simultaneously concerned that folks with a political agenda were going to weaponize that assessment to try to undermine the legitimacy of this election.

Misrepresenting the Truth for Political Gain 

Ted Lieu [CA-D]
Hicks similarly exposed how the media misrepresented information to further the Trump-Russia collusion narrative, when Representative Ted Lieu attempted to do the same during the hearing.

In 2008, Donald Trump, Jr., was quoted as saying ‘In terms of high-end product influx into the US, Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia’” Lieu quoted to Hicks.

Hicks acknowledged that she had spoken with Trump Jr., about this statement, but only to ensure “the media wasn’t misrepresenting the remark or presenting it in any misleading way.”

Hicks obliterated many of the Russia-collusion talking points pushed by Democrats and the media for the last three years.

And how was the media mischaracterizing Donald Trump, Jr.’s remarks?” Lieu quizzed.

The media “made it seem like there was Russian money coming into the Trump Organization in a way that was inappropriate or somehow sinister when Trump Jr., was merely describing the kinds of clientele that were purchasing luxury apartments, both in New York City, Chicago, and in South Florida.  They’re a luxury, globally recognized real estate company,Hicks explained, so “it would be odd if [the Trump Organization] weren’t selling to people just because they’re affiliated with Russia.

By the end of her nearly eight hours of testimony last week, Hicks had obliterated many of the Russia-collusion talking points pushed by Democrats and the media for the last three years, even more expertly than Mueller did in his special counsel report.

As one Democrat noted during the hearing, Hicks was “... with [Trump] every day,” during both the primary and general election.
She would have known had the campaign colluded with Russia.
Yet her testimony made clear there was no Russia strategy, significant contact, collaboration, or collusion, which is why when Hicks was asked whether she thought the President “might be angry about [her] testifying before Congress today...
her ready reply punctuated her significant—but unreported—testimony:
I think the President knows that I would tell the truth, and the truth is there was no collusion. And I’m happy to say that as many times as is necessary today.


----------------------


Margot Cleveland is a senior contributor to The Federalist

Cleveland served nearly 25 years as a permanent law clerk 
to a federal appellate judge and is a former full-time faculty 
member and current adjunct instructor at the college of business
at the University of Notre Dame. 

The views expressed here are 
those of Cleveland in her private capacity.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Iwo Jima Heroes Remembered




This post is an excerpt from a speech made by Jim Bradley, 
the son of one of the Marines who hoisted the American Flag on Iwo Jima. 

It's worth a read, and passing along to our younger generations who see old 
Vets as just a bunch of decrepit old men, wearing their ribbons and strange hats. 
When these old geezers were heroes, they were just teenagers ripped from farms 
or factories to become heroes remembered forever in the Iwo Jima Monument 
adjacent to the Arlington National Cemetery. 

James Bradley visited the Iwo Jima Memorial to say say good night to his dad, who had recently passed away. He stayed a bit longer to tell a busload of Wisconsin school kids about his dad and the teenagers who hoisted the American Flag after fighting to gain control of Iwo Jima, a now insignificant 10 square mile island in the Pacific during World War 2.

The island was defended by 21,000 Japanese soldiers, 
                                         19,000 of whom were killed. 
US Marines suffered 26,000 casualties, 
                                        with more than 6,800 killed. 
The battle lasted 36 days, 
and progress was measured in yards!


The island was significant as it had three airfields from which the Japanese could launch fighters and bombers to attack US war ships. By seizing the island and its airfields, the US gained a strategic launch point for bombers to attack Mainland Japan -- to end the war.

Jim addressed the young students:

My name is James Bradley and I'm from Antigo, Wisconsin.  My dad is on that statue, and I wrote a book called 'Flags of Our Fathers'. It is the story of the six boys, raising the flag, you see behind me.

Young  boys raised the flag.

CPL Harlon Block
The first guy putting the pole in the ground is Corporal Harlon Block.
Harlon was an all-state football player. He enlisted in the Marine Corps with all the senior members of his football team. They were off to play another type of game. A game called 'War.' But it didn't turn out to be a game.
Harlon, at the age of 21, died with his intestines in his hands. I don't say that to gross you out, I say that because there are people who stand in front of this statue and talk about the glory of war.

You guys need to know that most of the boys in Iwo Jima were 17, 18, and 19 years old - and it was so hard that the ones who did make it home never even would talk to their families about it

Pointing to the statue, he said
Rene Gagnon

You see this next guy?

That's Rene Gagnon from New Hampshire.
If you took Rene's helmet off at the moment this photo was taken and looked in the webbing of that helmet, you would find a photograph of his girlfriend Rene put that in there for protection because he was scared.
He was only 18 years old.  It was just boys who won the battle of Iwo Jima. Boys. Not old men!



SGT Mike Strank
The next guy here, the third guy in this tableau, was Sergeant Mike Strank.
Mike is my hero. He was the hero of all these guys.

They called him the 'old man' because he was so old. He was already 24!

When Mike would motivate his boys in training camp, he didn't say,
'Let's go kill some Japanese' or 'Let's die for our country'
He knew he was talking to young boys.
Instead he would say,
'You do what I say, and I'll get you home to your mothers.' 

The last guy on this side of the statue is Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from Arizona.
Ira Hayes was one of those who lived to walk off Iwo Jima . He went into the White House with my dad. President Truman told him, 'You're a hero'
Ira told reporters, 'How can I feel like a hero when 250 of my buddies hit the island with me and only 27 of us walked off alive?'

For comparison, you take your class at school, 250 of you spending a year together having fun, doing everything together. Then all 250 of you hit the beach, but only 27 of your classmates walk off alive.

That was Ira Hayes.
He had images of horror in his mind. Ira Hayes carried the pain home with him and eventually died dead drunk, face down, drowned in a very shallow puddle, at the age of 32 (ten years after this picture was taken).



PFC Franklin Sousley

The next guy, going around the statue, is PFC Franklin Sousley from Hilltop, Kentucky.

A fun-lovin' hillbilly boy. His best friend, who is now 70, told me, 'Yeah, you know, we took two cows up on the porch of the Hilltop General Store. Then we strung wire across the stairs so the cows couldn't get down. Then we fed them Epsom salts. Those cows crapped all night.'   Yes, he was a fun-lovin' hillbilly boy.

Franklin died on Iwo Jima at the age of 19.


CPL Harold Schultz


As it turns out, the sixth Marine in the Iwo Jima monument was Corporal Harold Schultz, from Detroit, Michigan.

He completed his tour with the Marines and made a lifetime career of the US Postal Service, rarely mentioning his combat role in Iwo Jima.
[the combat photographer, Joe Rosenthal, confirmed Schultz's role in this flag raising.







Jim Bradley mistakenly placed his dad, John Bradley, from Antigo, Wisconsin in this flag raising.
In fact, there were two flag raising, the first was captured by a Marine photographer, who was injured by a grenade blast which damaged his camera and destroyed his film.  The iconic Iwo Jima Memorial is based on the second flag raising to replace the first flag which was battle scarred.


My dad knew better. He was a Navy Medic, attached to the Marines invading Iwo Jima.

John Bradley from Wisconsin was a combat caregiver. On Iwo Jima he probably held over 200 boys as they died.

And when boys died on Iwo Jima, they writhed and screamed, without any medication or help with the pain.

John Bradley was no slackard as he was awarded the Navy Cross, plus a Purple Heart.  He helped raise the First American Flag on Iwo Jima.

Jim Bradley added that, when he was a little boy, his teacher told him his dad was a hero. When he went home and told his dad that, he said,

I want you always to remember that the heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys who did not come back.
They did NOT come back.

So that's the story about the nice young boys.
Three died on Iwo Jima, and three came back as national heroes.
Overall, 7,000 boys died on Iwo Jima in the worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps.



Footnote:

In one of the greatest insults to American Veterans, 
President Obama closed all the Military Memorials in October 2013, to include the Iwo Jima Memorial, encircled them with barriers, and posted armed Park Police to keep visitors out - advising his budget was insufficient to maintain the memorials. 

In fact, the memorials required little or no upkeep, and remained accessible for many years until Obama shut them down.
Vets rebelled, collected the barriers and tossed them over the White House fence into the front yard.

Our Military should remember this action when they consider casting a vote for a Democrat, any Democrat in the next election; Obama was a singular scoundrel, but, that seems to be the template for Democrat politicians these days - they are definitely NOT the friend of our Military!