Monday, December 5, 2022

AZ: Democrats are fine with voter suppression as long as they are in control

The Left is Using Lawfare Including Threats of Prosecution to Ignore Massive Voter Disenfranchisement

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We are living in an unprecedented era, where the left has now mastered voter disenfranchisement and suppression, largely by controlling the legal system where statutory violations and crimes normally would be stopped. Instead, the left comes up with excuses to explain away every anomaly, even though the statistical odds of all of them taking place — almost exclusively hurting Republicans — are unbelievable. Of the 70-plus vote centers in Maricopa County that were plagued by bizarre printing problems affecting people’s ability to vote, almost every one was located in an extremely Republican area, averaging more than 300 percent more Republicans than Democrats. 


There will be no penalty for this bit of collusion

Ex-Intelligence Officials Who Said Hunter Biden Laptop Story Was a Russian Operation Silent After Twitter Files Released

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Former top intelligence officials who signed an open lettersuggesting the Hunter Biden laptop story was part of a Russian operation just weeks before the 2020 election were silent after internal Twitter emails acknowledged there was no evidence the story involved material that was illicitly obtained.

According to the New York Post — the outlet that broke the story in October 2020 — as reported on Saturday:

Leon Panetta, a former CIA director and defense secretary, John Brennan a former CIA director, Mike Hayden, a former CIA director, and Jim Clapper, a former director of national intelligence — who all once said The Post’s reporting had ‘all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation,’ — declined or did not respond to request for comment about whether the latest disclosures had changed their opinion.


The Pretorian Guard serves the king

Secret Service finds more than 100 records on Hunter Biden gun case that agency earlier said didn’t exist


Disinformation, who decides? Do you want these leftist dirtbags deciding what is truth.

NEWS

But, The NY Times has published nothing


Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk did as he promised and revealed on Friday a trove of emails detailing the internal debate at Twitter over the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 election.

Musk tweeted an announcement about the emails, and after a delay, the "Twitter files" were released in a lengthy tweet thread by journalist Matt Taibbi.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

A total of 58 school safety agents were injured by student misconduct last year and 42 of them were taken to the hospital, according to the NYPD.

A teacher says she was repeatedly battered by a second grader in a Queens classroom. 

Cathleen DeGarmo has sued the city Department of Education for $2 million, saying the agency failed to protect her from a violent student at elementary-middle school P4 in Fresh Meadows at least three times in the latter half of 2021. 

The alleged beatings occurred while DeGarmo was teaching in September 2021 and twice during the following November — leaving the teacher with “severe” injuries, including tears in both shoulders. 

In one of the incidents, the student began scratching and head-butting DeGarmo in the chest and shoulders, according to reports filed in court. In another, the student repeatedly punched the teacher. 

DeGarmo, 58, a special needs teacher, claims the DOE never told her that the student had a history of assault and disruptive behavior. 

She goes on to accuse the school of failing to supervise the student, who is not named, or remove him from the school’s special education program following the incidents. 

The Department of Education does not keep public data on teacher assaults.
The Department of Education does not keep public data on teacher assaults.
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The lawsuit also accuses the school of negligence because it does not provide teachers with assistants or aides who could help keep its classrooms safe. 

Neither the Department of Education or DeGarmo commented on the case, which was filed Monday in Queens Supreme Court. The Department of Education does not keep public data on teacher assaults, but the NYPD reported that at least 52 school safety agents have injured by students so far this year and more than half of them were transported to the hospital. 

A total of 58 school safety agents were injured by student misconduct last year and 42 of them were taken to the hospital, according to the NYPD.

Anti American pro fascist Progressives

Hunter Biden laptop bombshell: Twitter invented reason to censor Post’s reporting


The biggest intelligence failure since 9/11

Scientist who worked at Wuhan lab says COVID was man-made virus

A scientist who worked at a controversial research lab in China has claimed that COVID was a man-made virus that leaked from the facility, according to a report.

Andrew Huff said COVID leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China two years ago and blamed authorities for the “biggest US intelligence failure since 9/11,” Britain’s The Sun reported Saturday. 

The lab has been at the center of fierce debates about the origins of COVID, with both Chinese government officials and lab personnel denying that the virus leaked from the facility. 


Democrats will decide for you...Power hungry self anointed

The First Amendment Isn’t Absolute’: Democrat Staffers Wanted Twitter to Censor More181

Another exodus from California

Story by htowey@insider.com (Hannah Towey) • 5h ago

The old Twitter management need to explain why they shouldn't be in jail for election interference

‘Biden Team’ Requested Twitter Scrub Scandalous Hunter Biden Info Days before 2020 Election





In an email dated October 24, just days before the 2020 presidential election, the “Biden team” reportedly demanded that Twitter scrub information critical of Hunter Biden from the site, according to a jaw dropping release of “The Twitter Files” by new CEO Elon Musk.

Twitter staff forwarded a request from what seemed to be the Biden campaign to delete five tweets in particular.

“More to review from the Biden team,” the message, from the first installment of the documents analyzed by journalist Matt Taibbi, read. “Handled,” was the reply.

Three of the tweets, from since-suspended accounts, featured scandalous graphic images of the president’s son posing with his genitalia exposed, according to archives, which were leaked from the laptop that the New York Post first uncovered. In one image, Hunter Biden’s nudity is blotted out by red digital paint.

Also on October 24, the Democratic National Committee requested two tweets related to Hunter Biden be removed. One, from James Wood, was a parody Biden presidential ad displaying his son smoking what appears to be a crack pipe.

Hunter Biden abandoned the computer at a Delaware repair shop in April 2019. It contained messages showing that then–vice president Joe Biden was introduced by his son to a top businessman at a Ukrainian energy firm “less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company,” the Post wrote in October 2020. The correspondence contradicted Biden’s claim that he had “never spoken” to Hunter Biden “about his overseas business dealings.”

The internal documents screened by Taibbi show how Twitter gradually expanded its content-moderation regime to include obliging ad hoc requests from executives and political operatives from the Biden and Trump teams to delete content they deemed objectionable.

There was also great internal confusion and disorganization among Twitter management over the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop bombshell back in October 2020. Twitter staff and leadership were caught in what appeared to be a tug-of-war over formulating the public justification to remove the New York Post’s exposé of the contents of the laptop.

The decision to stifle access to the report, including by blocking the posting of URLs to it, was made by top leadership of the company but without the knowledge of former CEO Jack Dorsey, according to Taibbi. Former head of legal, policy, and trust Vijaya Gadde was allegedly intimately involved.

“They just freelanced it,” a former Twitter employee reportedly told Taibbi of Twitter’s justification for censoring the scoop. “Hacking was the excuse, but within a few hours, pretty much everyone realized that wasn’t going to hold. But no one had the guts to reverse it.”

Chaos ensued at Twitter as the move to suppress the story came under intense scrutiny. In an email addressed to Gadde and former trust and safety chief Yoel Roth, who led the team that suppressed the story, Trenton Kennedy, former U.S. policy communications manager at Twitter, expressed befuddlement over the company’s public communications characterizing the story as dangerous for viewers.

“I’m struggling to understand the policy basis for marking this unsafe, and I think the best explainability argument for this externally would be that we’re waiting to understand if this story is the result of hacked materials,” Kennedy wrote to senior staff. “We’ll face hard questions on this if we don’t have some kind of solid reasoning for marking the link unsafe.”

An analyst from Twitter’s global escalations team confirmed that initially, the story was scrapped on the grounds that it violated the company’s “hacked materials” policy.

Twitter took dramatic measures to thwart circulation of the story, removing links and warning that it could be “unsafe.” In an email Taibbi reviewed, Trump campaign staffer Mike Hahn demanded to know why Twitter was so adamant about silencing firsthand reporting and when Kayleigh McEnany, who was deplatformed for citing the story, would be reinstated.

“I also don’t [appreciate] how nobody on this team called me regarding the news that you’ll be censoring news articles,” Hahn wrote. “At least pretend to care for the next 20 days.”

Musk had teased his 2020 document dump last week when he responded to a tweet by Alex Lorusso, an executive producer at Newsmax, asking him to publicize Twitter’s internal discussions surrounding the company’s decision to censor Hunter Biden’s laptop in the leadup to the 2020 presidential election.

Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should make public all internal discussions about the decision to censor the @NYPost’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 Election in the interest of Transparency,” Lorusso tweeted at the time.

Musk responded: “This is necessary to restore public trust.”

Many have long criticized Twitter for censoring conservative voices, and Musk’s latest announcement could shed light on the internal sequence of events contributing to the story’s censoring, considered by many to be one of the biggest of the 2020 election cycle.

Since Musk assumed control of the social-media platform in late October, he has brought in numerous reforms including cleaning house, testing a new verification system, and reinstating users who were banned under Twitter’s old leadership.