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How Very Big Tech-DC: Jeffrey Epstein’s Meeting with Elon Musk and Big Tech’s Elite

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There are variations of a joke that have been making their way round the Internet.

A version goes something like this:

Q: What is the difference between pedophiles and Republicans?

A: Washington, D.C. and Big Tech will work with pedophiles.

We all know how both DCs Swamp Creatures and the monstrous Big Tech monsters feel about members of the GOP.

President Donald Trump is the first Republican in decades to actually take seriously the implementation of conservative policies.

And DC and Big Tech – the Swamp Elites – HATE him.

Why the Swamp Hates Trump

Washington Post’s Bezos Hates Trump

Elon Musk Is Not a Fan of Donald Trump

Leaked Video: Google Leadership’s Dismayed Reaction to Trump Election

And whenever Big Tech companies discover Republicans on their payroll – they carve them out as if they were melanoma cells.

One of the Swamp Elite’s favorite people – was Jeffrey Epstein.

You remember Jeffrey Epstein.  Epstein committed suicide in jail in August – after FINALLY getting (again) arrested after decades of sexually assaulting underage girls.

‘I’m Not a Pedophile’: Remorseless Jeffrey Epstein Said ‘Children He Raped and Assaulted Did Not Look Underage, and Claimed HE Was a Victim’ In His Final Interviews

The ‘Sex Slave’ Scandal That Exposed Pedophile Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

Epstein sounded like a really pleasant fellow.

But Epstein was rarely alone on his escapades.

Jeffrey Epstein’s World of Wealth and Powerful Friends

And sometimes – members of DCs Swamp Elite were on board and along for the ride.

Flight Logs Show Bill Clinton Flew on Sex Offender’s Jet Much More Than Previously Known

Well that’s hardly a galloping shocker.  But….

Jeffrey Epstein Documents Could Expose Powerful Politicians

Accused Sex Trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s Political Connections: A Guide

Flight Logs Released from Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’

And when it came to political coin – Epstein was like serial woman assaulter Harvey Weinstein.

Both loved lavishing lots of coin on Democrats.  Which bought both of them lots of closed eyes and turned heads – when it came to their sexual depravities.

Democrats Pressured to Return Donations from Harvey Weinstein

Billionaire Sex Offender Epstein Gave Heavily to Democrats

The Left desperately tried to tie Trump to Epstein.  Except….

Trump Banned Epstein From Mar-a-Lago Years Ago, Here’s Why…:

“‘…because Epstein sexually assaulted an underage girl at the club, according to court documents….’”

You know who didn’t ban Epstein from…anything at all?  Big Tech’s Elite.

In 2011, Jeffrey Epstein Was A Known Sex Offender. The Leaders Of Amazon, Google, And Tesla Dined With Him Anyway:

“After pleading guilty to charges of soliciting prostitution from an underage girl, Jeffrey Epstein spent part of 2011 reintroducing himself to elite society.

“A March 2011 dinner with the most powerful figures in tech showed just how connected he was…..

“Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Google cofounder Sergey Brin, and others were all in town for TED, the annual conference with the slogan ‘ideas worth spreading.’  They were among friends at an annual event called the ‘billionaires’ dinner’….

“This elite dinner, and another similarly select gathering that Epstein attended later that year, were both organized by the New York literary agent John Brockman, whose exclusive intellectual club, called Edge, seems to have played a role in Epstein’s efforts to regain credibility and influence in circles of the rich and powerful.

“At the time, he was less than two years removed from finishing a 13-month prison term in a Florida state jail for soliciting prostitution from an underage girl….

“Epstein wasn’t named in the photos posted on the Edge website, but he appears in the background of a snap of Zack Bogue, a venture capitalist and husband of Marissa Mayer, then a vice president at Google….

“Other photos show the participants mingling before or after taking their seats. Also present were Bezos; Musk; Brin; Salar Kamangar, then CEO of (Google-owned) YouTube; Mayer, who the following year left Google to become CEO of Yahoo; and Anne Wojcicki, Brin’s then-wife and CEO of genetic testing startup 23andMe….

“Epstein attended a second exclusive Edge event in July 2011, held over a weekend at a winery in St. Helena, California. There, he mingled with a handful of leading scientists and several science journalists, plus wealthy power brokers including Sean Parker, former president of Facebook, and Nicholas Pritzker, a venture capitalist and former CEO of the Hyatt Development Corporation. Pritzker’s venture firm has invested in Uber, (Musk’s companies) Tesla and SpaceX and he is now on the board of vaping startup Juul Labs.”

That is a veritable Who’s Who – of Big Tech Elites.

What have we learned?

Nothing new, really – if you’ve been paying any attention at all.

Just like DCs Elite, Big Tech’s Elite will put up with a whole lot of really heinous behavior – if you keep kicking in huge coin to fund their activities.

And/or provide illegal extracurricular activities in which they can engage.

All of which begs a set of separate, specific questions: Of the Donald Trump Administration – about government-funded perpetual failure Elon Musk.

Musk owns the aforementioned SpaceX and Tesla – and SolarCity.

All three of which – have (at least) two things in common:

They have each taken billions of dollars in government money – and they are all miserable failures.

Elon Musk: The $5-Billion-Government-Money-Recipient ‘Genius’

Welfare King Elon Musk: No One Rewards Failure Like Government

Elon Musk and the Art of Failing Successfully

The Many Failures of Elon Musk, Captured in One Giant Infographic

Musk Defends Receiving $4.9 Billion in Government Support for Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX

Heavily Subsidized and Failing: Elon Musk and SolarCity

Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Solar Roof Tile Fraud

Taxpayer Subsidies Helped Tesla Motors, So Why Does Elon Musk Slam Them?

Musk Calls Out SpaceX Rival for Receiving Billion Dollar Subsidy

Elon Musk on SpaceX: ‘I Always Thought We Would Fail’

About which Musk couldn’t care less – so long as it’s our massive money he’s losing.

If ever there was a person at the Big Tech-DC Swamp crossroads – it is Elon Musk.

Almost no one has his snout more deeply buried in the DC money trough.

Almost no one is more beloved for his many, MANY government-funded failures.

Musk is Big Tech’s biggest DC Swamp Creature.

So why hasn’t Donald Trump ejected Musk – the way he ejected Epstein?

The Trump Administration – has kept the Musk government gravy train a-rolling.

Despite Musk’s badmouthing Trump prior to the 2016 election.

Here’s Everything Elon Musk Has Ever Said About Donald Trump

Despite Musk endorsing Democrat Andrew “$1K a Month In Vote-Buying Bribes for All” Yang for 2020.

Despite ALL of this – we get:

Trump Praises Elon Musk

Vice President Mike Pence Met With Elon Musk

VP Pence’s meeting would have only made sense – if he had taken it to deliver pre-President Trump’s famous phrase:

You’re fired.”

It’s WAY past time – to FINALLY get uber-failure Welfare King Elon Musk off the government teat.

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5G Wireless Makes Net Neutrality Even Dumber Policy

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The Left has spent the last five decades rigidly insisting the world was on the verge of imminent climactic collapse.

We are constantly on the verge of warming ourselves into mass extinction.

Dig this – from June, 1989:

U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not Checked:

“A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.”

I’ll give you all a second to check a nearby calendar….

Yes, it’s nearly 2020.  Two decades AFTER the predicted beginning of the end.  Things are…exactly as they were.

The Left remains steadfastly impervious to facts.

The Left appears to like dozens.  Dig this – from January 2019:

Ocasio-Cortez on Millennials: ‘We’re Like the World Is Going to End in 12 Years if We Don’t Address Climate Change’:

“The world is going to end in 12 years unless the government takes action, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Monday at a Martin Luther King forum in New York City.”

How very United Nations-1989 – of AOC-2019.

How long are they incessantly wrong – before we finally stop listening to them?

The Left has spent the last two decades rigidly insisting the Internet was on the verge of imminent collapse.

We are constantly on the verge of Non-Neutralizing the Web into mass extinction.

Dig this – from June 2002:

A Proposal for Network Neutrality:

“(T)here is growing evidence that carriers can restrict the use of their broadband networks in ways that distort the market for internet applications, home networking equipment and other markets of public value….

“This proposal introduces the principle of network neutrality or non-discrimination as a tentative answer….”

Yes, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) “can” block you.  But they never, ever do.

Because they are in the customer service business.  If they do not service their customers – they will quite soon be out of business.

Since “Net Neutrality’s” introduction to the Leftist zeitgeist – we have always been one second away from a catastrophe…that never, ever comes to pass.

Dig this – from the 2010 election cycle:

Stand with Bold Democratic Candidates for Net Neutrality:

“Giant corporations want to take over the Internet. But over 95 bold Democratic candidates are going “on offense” – promising to protect Net Neutrality!”

Get that future tense again?  “Giant corporations want to take over the Internet.”  Not “have taken over the Internet” – they “want to” do so.

They haven’t yet – but they can AT ANY SECOND!

Actually, 95 Democrats and Democrat candidates signed that 2010 election petition.  How’d that go?

95 PCCC Pro-Net Neutrality Democrats All Lost on Tuesday – and PCCC Raised Less than $300 On It

Well that went well.

And here we are in the tail end of 2019.  After another decade of frenetic, frantic predictions of Internet doom.

Net Neutrality: Why the Next Ten Days Are So Important in the Fight for Fair Internet

The Left LOVES timelines – that turn out to be utter irrelevant to Reality.

Red Alert for Net Neutrality

Advocates Showed Friday Why Court Must Restore Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality Pros and Cons: This is Why it Must Be Preserved

Repeal of Net Neutrality Is Bad for Education, Business and You

Well, it’s 2019 – how’s the Internet doing?

Exactly the same freedoms as always.  And all the additional, exponential speed and quality improvements.

Provided solely by the Private Sector – that the Left wants to pummel with totally unnecessary government Net Neutrality regulations.

Speaking of private sector improvements – behold Fifth Generation Wireless….

What Is 5G, and How Fast Will It Be?:

“5G is the industry standard that will supersede the current widespread 4G LTE standard, just as 4G supplanted 3G. 5G just stands for ‘fifth generation’ – it’s the fifth generation of this standard.

“This standard is designed to be much faster than current 4G LTE technology. It’s not just about speeding up smartphone internet connections, though. It’s about enabling faster wireless internet everywhere for everything from connected cars to smart-home and Internet of Things (IoT) devices….

“While 4G tops out at a theoretical 100 megabits per second (Mbps), 5G tops out at 10 gigabits per second (Gbps). That means 5G is a hundred times faster than the current 4G technology.”

Let’s compare these wireless speeds to my home’s hardline-wired broadband connection.  I live in a suburb of a town of 2,000 people.  In the Land of Second Homes – where most people live mostly elsewhere rather than here….

I just tested my speed.  My major ISP ( I shan’t disclose – but trust me, it’s a major) – just timed at 281.78 Mbps.

Think about this: 4G wireless – is already within shouting distance of wired broadband.

The most data-intensive thing to currently do online – is stream video.  And just about everyone in America can currently, seamlessly stream video – on their wireless devices.

That’s impressive.

5G wireless is going to blow the doors off of 4G wireless – and wired broadband.

Thank you yet again, Private Sector.  For yet again delivering exponential increases in speed and quality.  Yet again – totally bereft of Net Neutrality regulations.

And 5Gs super speeds – makes Net Neutrality even dumber now…than its ever before been.  And that’s saying something.

The Net Neutrality argument is – there isn’t enough competition amongst ISPs.  So they will – one day, perhaps, maybe…. – block you.

Even though it would be STUPID ISP business practice.  Which is why ISPs never, ever have.

Well, we’re very, very soon all going to have wireless service that is MORE THAN THIRTY TIMES FASTER than my current hardline broadband speed.

Which means I’ll have about a dozen wireless ISPs – competing with my hardline ISP.

Which, by the way, I have had all along the way with 4G.

I work from home.  When my hardline connection fails me – I HotSpot my laptop off of my 4G cellular phone.  Out here in the hinterlands.

And I do everything I want to do online – up to and including streaming video.

The truth is: Net Neutrality has been orders-of-magnitude stupider – since the Private Sector delivered us 4G.

But the Left still insists on counting ONLY hardline connections – as connections.  Most unfortunately, so does our government.

But if almost all of us can do everything we need and want to do online wirelessly – how the heck does that not count as a connection?

We can all do all of that – on 4G.

We will all be able to do all of that – and so much more than we can currently conceive – on 5G.

And we’ve been doing all of it – totally bereft of titanically stupid Net Neutrality regulations.

May we please, FINALLY retire the stupid, ridiculous Net Neutrality?

(He asks…knowing the Left will never, ever abide Reality.)

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Obamacare-Backing Big Insurance – Looking to Again Expand Government Medicine

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One heinous aspect of the heinous history of the woefully misnamed Affordable Care Act – aka Obamacare – was…and is…the vociferous backing of the inanity by huge insurance companies.

Notice I didn’t say small insurance companies.  Few such animals still exist – most having already been murdered by government medicine programs.

Small insurance companies can’t afford all the crushing costs of huge government medicine – so they die.

Which is good for huge insurance companies.  You know – less competition.

Also good for Big Insurance?  A law mandating everyone in the nation purchase their products – which Obamacare did.

Did Big Insurance know the law was awful – and it would make their products MUCH more expensive?  Of course they did.  Bad news for We the People – great news for them.

On average, Obamacare doubled premiums and tripled deductibles for those of us subjected to its heinousness.  Great news for Big Insurance.

Even better news…for Big Insurance?  Government would hand them ongoing, rolling, huge rafts of cash – i.e. around $1 trillion in premium subsidies.

But Obamacare was so awful – those ongoing, rolling, huge rafts of cash…weren’t nearly enough.  So President Barack Obama started unilaterally, illegally handing Big Insurance even more of our money.

So when the Donald Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans, God bless them all, started rolling back all the omni-directional Obamacare heinousness – we were delivered some of the most unsurprising headlines in the history of human communication.

Insurers Come Out Swinging Against New Republican Health Care Bill

Insurers Oppose Latest Republican Obamacare Repeal Effort

Insurers Oppose Repeal of Obamacare Individual Mandate

Not Even Insurance Companies Want Obamacare Repealed

“Not even” – should actually read “most especially.”

Because of the $1+ trillion in government money.  Because of the government mandate We the People buy their stuff.

Who cares if government medicine always and everywhere makes things demonstrably, exponentially worse for 300+ million Americans?

There are Big Insurance executives’ estates to be maintained.  And trillions of dollars of government money – covers a lot of lawn and house work.

So when any opportunity arises to increase government’s screwing up of medicine – Big Insurance is all the way down with the struggle.

Senators Release Plan to Lower Health Costs, End Surprise Bills

Because as has – yet again, very recently – been thoroughly demonstrated…government is excellent at lowering health costs.

A huge fan of this government medicine expansion – is a man by the name of Loren Adler:

“‘From a policy perspective, there’s a rationale that this is the ideal approach,’ said Loren Adler, the associate director of USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy….

“It’s possible that this option will upset provider groups, who risk receiving lower payments and having less leverage with insurance companies. Adler said these fears are mostly unfounded….”

Adler seems to be the media’s go-to fan of this latest attempt at government medicine expansion:

“Loren Adler, associate director of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, estimated that the proposed benchmark payment rate provision could help lower health insurance premiums by about 0.5% across the country.”

Wow.  A whole one-half of one percent.  Maybe.

Government yet again assaulting the medical industry – to get a MAYBE 0.5% rate reduction.

Thank you, no.  We the People pass.  Congress – should not.

And this minuscule prospective reduction – is according to this guy Adler.

The media loves mentioning Adler’s college gig.  But did you catch that “Brookings” reference?:

“Loren Adler is associate director of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy,  a partnership between the Center for Health Policy at Brookings and the University of Southern California Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics.”

“Brookings” – is the Brookings Institute.  A Leftist “think” tank headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Did you catch the “Schaeffer” reference?  “Schaeffer” – is Leonard D. Schaeffer.

Let’s flash back to February 2016, shall we?

Leonard D. Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy Established:

“Leonard D. Schaeffer, a trustee of both Brookings and the University of Southern California, has provided a gift of $4 million to establish the Leonard D. Schaeffer Initiative for Innovation in Health Policy….

“The Initiative aims to inform the national health care debate with rigorous, evidence-based analysis leading to practical recommendations using the collaborative strengths of USC and Brookings.”

That’s an extraordinary amount of coin.  But that really ain’t nothing.

New Gift Strengthens USC Schaeffer Center’s Influence in Health Policy:

“Ten years after they created a research center at USC dedicated to advancing health policy, Leonard and Pamela Schaeffer have renewed their investment with a donation of $17 million….

“They established the center in 2009 and endowed it three years later with a $25 million gift.”

Tens of millions of dollars.  Dedicated by Schaeffer – to affecting government medicine policy.

Which seemingly means – expanding government medicine…yet again to the benefit of Big Insurance.

And how, pray tell, did Schaeffer acquire so much money – that he can afford to donate this manner of big coin to affect government policy?

Let us flashback to October 2003, shall we?

Acquisition Would Create Nation’s Largest Health Insurer:

“In a marriage of Blue Cross giants, Anthem Inc. agreed yesterday to buy WellPoint Health Networks for $16.4 billion in stock and cash, creating a company that would be the nation’s largest health insurer….

“WellPoint’s chief executive, Leonard D. Schaeffer, who created the company on the foundation of a successful turnaround of Blue Cross of California, will hand the reins to Larry Glasscock, Anthem’s chief executive….Mr. Schaeffer, 58, a former government health care official, will be chairman.

“Mr. Schaeffer’s WellPoint holdings — 3.3 million shares, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing last month — jumped in value by more than $70 million yesterday, to over $300 million.

“He would also receive $27.5 million under a change-of-control clause in his contract and about $10 million more in executive retirement benefits, according to the WellPoint proxy and other filings.”

Well isn’t all of that utterly unsurprising.

Schaeffer – was a government health care official.

Who then became the key player in turning already-big insurance – into the biggest of Big Insurance.

And received more than $300 million by so doing.

And now he and his minions are trying to expand government medicine – to the benefit of Big Insurance.

How very DC of…everyone involved in this very terrible idea.

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Supreme Court Slaps Down Rogue Ninth Circuit Judge and Gives President Trump a Huge Win On Amnesty

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We’ve chronicled the campaign of lawfare that the left has conducted against this administration for over two and one half years now. Whenever they’ve lost actual power, via changes in laws or changes in policy, they’ve toddled off to some nice tame and stump-broke progressive judge who will take control of the entire United States government by issuing a nationwide injunction. The White House and Attorney General have let it be known that they are well aware of the abuse of authority by federal judges who illegally make decisions for the entire nation based on the one case before them. The Supreme Court has let it be known that it’s majority, too, is becoming annoyed at federal judges acting as a combined legislative/executive branch and imposing their policy preferences on the country rather than ruling on matters of law.

The matter be close to coming to a head on the issue of the new amnesty rules promulgated by the Department of Justice. Basically, they say that if you come to the US seeking amnesty and you have transited any other nation or nations en route that you must have applied for amnesty in at least one of them and been turned down.

This should have been a fairly uncontroversial rule but because OrangeManBad groups with no apparent standing went to a federal judge, Jon Tigar, who is naturally situated in San Francisco. Tigar his so hostile to the administration that he gained the distinction of having President Trump label him an Obama judge. This caused the Lido deck cruise bunch to have a cow and provoked Chief Justice John Roberts to nonsensically proclaim that there were no Obama judges or Trump judges. Anyway Tigar ordered a nationwide injunction. The decision was appealed to the Ninth Circuit. Surprisingly, in a fit of sanity, the Ninth Circuit lifted the nationwide injunction, left it in place for the Ninth Circuit, and remanded the case for further fact finding. But, the Justice Department also took the nearly unprecedented step of asking the Supreme Court to take up the case immediately. Finding facts happened and in short order, two days ago, Tigar issued yet another nationwide injunction. Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit again limited the effect to that circuit. But today the Supreme Court had had enough Resistance bullsh**.

In what appears to be a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court removed the injunction and let the regulation go into effect nationwide. The order removes the injunction through trial and appeal to the Ninth Circuit. If the Ninth Circuit rules against the administration, the stay of any injunction remains in place until the Supreme Court either declines to hear the government’s appeal or when the Supreme Court makes a decision.

There is more than a little butt-hurt from the self-styled “wise Latina” but who really cares?

This is probably as much a shot across the bows of Resistance judges as anything else. It seems that the Supreme Court, for the most part, has heard Barr’s complaint and decided to do something about single federal judges setting national policy. If that is the case, then this has gone a long way towards establishing a bit of humility among our black-robed masters and restoring the rule of law.

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City of San Antonio Hit With Lawsuit From Texas Chick-fil-A Supporters Over Airport Banning

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The city of San Antonio landed itself in hot water earlier this year over its March decision to effectively ban Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant at the city’s airport for the next seven years. The stated reason why was a report on the company’s 2017 charitable contributions to organizations characterized by the actvist left as “anti-gay.”

As outrage ensued, the FAA launched an investigation in May into the actions of the San Antonio city council. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against them in June over documents the state had requested but not received over the issue.

Now some Texas fans of the America’s favorite fast food chicken chain are filing a lawsuit of their own.

Fox News reports:

Five Texas fans of Chick-fil-A have filed a lawsuit against the city of San Antonio for its decision to ban the chicken-centric chain from opening up shop in the local airport. In March, city council officials rejected the restaurant’s bid to open a new location in San Antonio International Airport due to the company’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

On Sept. 5, plaintiffs Patrick Von Dohlen, Brian Greco, Kevin Jason Khattar, Michael Knuffke and Daniel Petri filed suit against the city under S.B. 1978, otherwise known as the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill.”

Supporters of the bill argue that the provision, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in June, defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms, while opponents say it discriminates against the LGBTQ community.

What does the lawsuit call for? To allow for Chick-fil-A to resume plans for a restaurant at the airport, and to take away the ability of the city council to do this to any other business on the same grounds in the future:

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs pushed for the court to declare that the city of San Antonio “violated and continues to violate” the law by banning Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio airport and issue an injunction to block the city and airport shop operator Paradies Lagardère from banning the chain at the air hub in the future.

Furthermore, the plaintiffs also hope to issue another injunction to have a Chick-fil-A open at the airport and issue an order to stop the city from “taking any adverse action against Chick-fil-A or any other person or entity, which is based wholly or partly on that person or entity’s support for religious organizations that oppose homosexual behavior” and receive attorney’s fees and other relief.

Do the plaintiffs have a case? Stay tuned.

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    Dave Chappelle and Big Tech Rotten Tomatoes: Everyone Is Biased About Everything

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    My last actual gig prior to venturing out and founding Less Government – was at the Media Research Center (MRC).

    I described MRCs toil as: “We work to expose and catalogue Leftist media bias.”  And then always added “We’re understaffed.”

    But I have always held what I know was a minority perspective at the MRC.  On the media – and perhaps all humans everywhere.

    MRC’s Mission Statement:

    “To create a media culture in America where truth and liberty flourish.”

    The MRC at least used to want to get back to the alleged halcyon days of unbiased journalism.

    Except there was never any such thing as “unbiased journalism.”  Because human nature.  Humans – are biased.

    CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite – was “The Most Trusted Man in America.”  And, we know now, a pronounced Leftist liar.

    Because media culture is human culture – truth and liberty will never, ever flourish.  Personal perspectives on things – always will.

    The Leftist perspective – has nigh always dominated the news media.

    Right now, the Leftist perspective dominates the entertainment media and Hollywood.  But ’twas not always so – at least amongst the actors.

    Before there was the heinousness of Rob Reiner and the beautiful ignorance of Alyssa Milano – there was the Golden Era of Tinsel Town.  When Ronald Reagan and John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Bob Hope – and many, many others – were huge stars…and conservative as the day is long.

    But in all of this: One word you would never, ever use to describe any of these people – is “unbiased.”

    Because humans – are biased.  Because human nature.

    Humans do media – so media has been, is, and always will be biased.

    When robots start doing journalism – they will reflect the biases of their programmers.

    Speaking of media, Hollywood, Big Tech and pronounced bias….

    Rotten Tomatoes Gives Dave Chappelle Special Zero Percent Rating

    Dave Chappelle – is absolutely one of the funniest people alive.  Even if he simply came on stage and Bill Burr-style extruded a profanity-laced insult-fest of the city in which he was appearing – it would get something higher than…zero.

    But you see – Chappelle’s “Sticks and Stones” special – is an actually funny thing.  (I know – I’ve watched it.)

    Which means it draws humor from and pokes fun at – everyone.  And everyone – includes Leftists.

    Rotten Tomatoes couldn’t let that go unchecked.  So Rotten Tomatoes – rigged their Chappelle rating:

    “Chappelle’s latest hour-long stand-up set for Netflix received an extremely rare 0 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating from five professional critics….”

    Wait – only “five professional critics?”  Rotten Tomatoes’ business model is – per their website:

    “(T)he leading online aggregator of movie and TV show reviews from critics, we provide fans with a comprehensive guide to what’s Fresh – and what’s Rotten – in theaters and at home….

    “The Tomatometer score – based on the opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of critical recommendation for millions of fans.”

    “Hundreds of…critics….”  So why was the entirety of the Chappelle review – limited to five obviously Leftist, pre-selected-by-Rotten-Tomatoes reviewers?

    Because Rotten Tomatoes – is biased.  Because Rotten Tomatoes – is made up of humans.  In modern Hollywood and Big Tech – that means Leftist humans.

    An important part of Rotten Tomatoes and its success – is serving as a place where We the Viewing Public can also rate what the “experts” rate.

    When Rotten Tomatoes finally published the ratings of We the Viewing Public….:

    “Rotten Tomatoes unveiled Chappelle’s special has received an equally rare 99 percent audience score.

    “The high audience rating was the cumulative score from at least 3,753 casual reviewers who praised the comedian for daring to broach controversial topics that most comic stars have avoided in the era of ‘cancel culture.’

    “Such a stark contrast among critics and regular viewers is almost unheard of and illustrates the wide cultural divide among the general public and media elites.”

    This is…oh, I don’t know…about the nine millionth instance of Leftist Big Tech abusing their nigh-monopoly online platforms to screw anyone not in lockstep with their hard Leftism.

    Of course, anecdotes of Big Tech Leftist bias – no matter if they number in the infinities – do not add up to data.

    So one particular Leftist – delivered us the data on one particularly influential Leftist Big Tech function: Web Search.  How you get answers – when you ask the Internet questions.

    Rotten Tomatoes rigging entertainment ratings is…bad.  But not fundamentally transformational of our politics – and thus our nation.

    Leftist Big Tech rigging Web searches…is exceedingly awful.  In a great many ways – including politically.

    And in 2018, 87.3% of all Web searches in the United States – took place via uber-Left, uber-huge Google (Market Cap: $851 billion).

    So when you want to search the Web – you “Google” something.  Both rhetorically – and literally.

    So when Google rigs things – they’re rigging nigh everything Americans see on the Web.

    We all by our onesies have documented dozens and dozens of instances of Google (and other Big Tech joints) screwing conservatives.

    But again, let’s get scientific.  Meet Dr. Robert Epstein – a self-avowed man of the Left.  I would not call him a Leftist – because he’s actually honest.

    He’s been studying Big Tech’s political bias – for quite a while:

    “Regarding elections, Dr. Epstein has found in multiple studies that search rankings that favor a political candidate drive the votes of undecided voters toward that candidate, an effect he calls SEME (“seem”), the Search Engine Manipulation Effect….

    “(B)iased search rankings exercise undue influence over voter’s opinions – influence that cannot be counteracted by individual candidates but that can easily determine who will win a close election.”

    Before Dr. Epstein did an in-depth study of Google manipulating voters and potential voters in the lead-up to the 2016 election – he called his shot:

    How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election – August 19, 2015

    Shocker – Google did.

    In fact, Dr. Epstein’s study reveals – the election doesn’t even have to be close…to be transformationally affected by Google’s Leftist bias.

    “In 2016, I set up the first-ever monitoring system that allowed me to look over the shoulders of a diverse group of American voters — there were 95 people in 24 states,” (Epstein) said….

    “The study looked into ‘politically oriented searches’ from a ‘diverse group of American voters,’….

    “‘I looked at politically oriented searches that these people were conducting on Google, Bing and Yahoo. I was able to preserve more than 13,000 searches and 98,000 web pages, and I found very dramatic bias in Google’s search results… favoring Hillary Clinton — whom I supported strongly.”

    Again: The election doesn’t have to be close – to be won by Google:

    “‘That level of bias was sufficient, I calculated, to have shifted over time somewhere between 2.6 and 10.4 million votes to Hillary without anyone knowing that this had occurred….’”

    We have heard INCESSANTLY since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton – that she won the popular vote by about three million votes.  That popular-vote-Clinton-victory – has re-ginned-up the Left’s push to end the electoral college.

    And it turns out that if 90%-of-US-Search Google hadn’t uber-rigged their results for Clinton – Trump most likely would have also won the popular vote.  Maybe by a lot.

    And how did Google get so uber-huge?  So as to wield such huge, Leftist, stealth political power?

    Government cronyism.

    Platform, or Publisher?:

    “Section 230 of the (1996) Communications Decency Act immunizes online platforms for their users’ defamatory, fraudulent, or otherwise unlawful content. Congress granted this extraordinary benefit to facilitate ‘forum[s] for a true diversity of political discourse.’

    “This exemption from standard libel law is extremely valuable to the companies that enjoy its protection, such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but they only got it because it was assumed that they would operate as impartial, open channels of communication—not curators of acceptable opinion.”

    Get that?  Google and the rest of Big Tech get this massive cronyism – so long as they do not act as “curators of acceptable opinion.”

    But Google – and the rest of Big Tech – have done exactly that.  Trillions and trillions of times.

    The accumulated tonnage of anecdotes – proves it.

    Dr. Epstein’s in-depth study – documents it.

    Big Tech is biased – because they’re human.  And human nature…trumps…all.

    Thus legislation dependent upon humans not behaving like humans – is folly.

    Thus Section 230 – has gots to go.

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    New Info Explodes CNN’s Story That Stronger Gun Laws Would Have Prevented Odessa Shooter From Obtaining Gun

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    Gun control advocates have promoted the story that the Odessa, TX shooter who killed seven and wounded 25 last Saturday would not have been able to purchase a gun if the US required universal background checks.

    CNN’s Josh Campbell tweeted: “Somebody who failed a federal background check was still able to legally purchase a gun in America. How does that make any sense? It’s literally insane.”

    Then, CNN published an article claiming that the gun was purchased in a private sale, which doesn’t require a background check. Their source? A law enforcement official. That would be Campbell, who serves as the network’s law enforcement analyst. Campbell previously worked at the FBI.

    Naturally, this claim was breathlessly repeated by others including Jim Sciutto who tweeted, “New: Odessa gunman purchased weapon in private sale, which does not require a background check – @joshscampbell reporting.” And by Jake Tapper, who wrote, “A law enforcement official tells CNN’s @joshscampbell that the Odessa TX mass murderer purchased his weapon in a private sale — which does not require a background check.”

    As it turns out, an article in the Wall Street Journal explodes CNN’s entire narrative. The shooter, Seth Aaron Ator, purchased his AR-15 style rifle from a Texas man whom law enforcement officials believe illegally manufactured and sold the firearm. The whole “private” transaction looks to be illegal which means that more stringent universal background check laws would not have stopped Ator from obtaining a weapon.

    The Journal reported:

    Ator, 36 years old, was prohibited under federal law from owning a firearm because a court had previously found him mentally unfit, law-enforcement officials previously said. He had tried to buy a gun in January 2014 but failed because a nationwide criminal-background-check system flagged the mental-health determination by a local court and prevented the purchase, according to the officials.

    While private gun sales are legal under federal law, it is a crime to be in the business of manufacturing or selling guns without a license. Law-enforcement officials suspect the man was buying various gun parts to build his own guns and then reselling them.

    It has become increasingly popular for people to build AR-style rifles at home with parts purchased online.

    Thus, stronger gun laws would not have prevented this shooting. Existing laws prevented Ator from purchasing a gun legally, so he found a way to obtain one illegally. Which is something that criminals who want a firearm would be likely to do. There are many ways to obtain guns illegally and a criminal will take the time to find one.

    Federal investigators searched the suspected seller’s home on Wednesday and as of 7:30 am on Friday, there are no reports of what their findings were.

    But CNN, just twelve hours ago, continued to promote their narrative.

    The investigation into the gun sale highlights one of the loopholes in the patchwork of federal gun laws. Because the sale was a so-called private sale, the seller isn’t required to conduct a background check on the buyer, which is required in sales by licensed gun dealers.

    Authorities are seeking to determine whether the sale violated federal law, which requires that sellers register as gun dealers if they’re buying and selling guns for profit and acting essentially as gun dealers.

    Although it has not been confirmed or denied, I believe it would have been reported by now if the suspected seller had been a licensed gun dealer.

    My question to CNN and all gun control advocates: After you take all the guns away from law-abiding citizens, how do you plan to take them away from criminals?

    Answer: You’ll never be able to do it.

    ***

    Below, the NRA’s Dana Loesch and The Federalist’s David Harsanyi weigh in on CNN’s foolish story.

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    Report: Bloomberg reporters being told not to promote news of Leif Olson’s rehiring

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    At some point Bloomberg will stop piling further disgrace upon itself over this story. Just not today.

    John noted in his post last night that, as of close of business yesterday, the original Bloomberg story about Olson’s departure from the Labor Department still read, “Trump Labor Aide Quits After Anti-Semitic Facebook Posts Surface.” No one was calling the posts “anti-semitic” anymore, though — not the ADL, which retreated on Tuesday, and not Labor, which has now admitted error and rehired Olson. Absurdly, Bloomberg had spent the past three days defending its hatchet job on Olson by noting that the ADL and the Labor Department each agreed that his sarcastic Facebook posts were “anti-semitic,” even though we don’t know what information Bloomberg did — and didn’t — share with each organization when it brought Olson’s posts to their attention.

    And even if both organizations did find Olson’s posts offensive, in no way does that absolve Bloomberg’s editors of their own lapse in judgment in letting the original story be published. Whether the Olson story was fair doesn’t, and can’t, depend on whether a dopey bureaucrat at the Labor Department who was eager to avoid bad press for his agency behaved rashly in leaping to axe a new employee.

    The headline of the original Bloomberg story has now been changed to “Trump Labor Aide Quits After Facebook Posts Surface.” No more “anti-semitism” reference — but no retraction either. They haven’t even issued a correction, even though the story continues to insist that Olson’s appointment “raises more questions about the Trump administration’s vetting system for political appointees” (why?) and contains factual errors about Olson’s legal career.

    Instead, Bloomberg has published a follow-up story reporting on Olson’s reinstatement by the Labor Department. Interestingly, this one was written by editor Terence Hyland, not reporter Ben Penn, who wrote the original hit piece and then spent the day on Twitter defending it on grounds that Olson had been working on wage-hour regulations for the Trump White House. “They’re now down one adviser,” he crowed after Olson was temporarily forced out. Why do you suppose Bloomberg didn’t trust Penn to write the story about his reinstatement?

    Alex Griswold savors the irony of this clusterfark happening so soon after a media freakout about right-wing operatives vetting their social-media posts for offensive material. Only the media can be trusted to fairly and responsibly scrutinize and contextualize people’s Twitter archives, we were told:

    Bloomberg knows as well as I do that the outcry won’t be sustained, and it can ride the controversy out. Fellow reporters will not treat the Olson affair as a permanent black eye for Bloomberg or Penn the way they did for Andrew Breitbart after the Shirley Sherrod affair.

    To bring things full circle, the prospect of reporters getting unjustly sacked because of old posts received more sustained outrage than when a man outside their in-group was unjustly fired. Olson gets to go to work today, but so does Penn, with nary a mention on CNN or a biting rebuke from the Times. Who expected otherwise?

    Ten days later after the “right-wing operatives” panic, we’re standing on the rubble of Bloomberg’s reputation, with the organization not only seemingly dead set against acknowledging obvious error but allegedly instructing employees not to do so either. That’s media accountability in 2019, at least when a right-wing grievance is concerned. Exit question: Did anyone at all edit Penn’s original story before it went live on Bloomberg’s website? Don’t be so sure.

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    Perpetually Ungrateful Kuwait – Continues to Screw Our Company and Its Executive

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    Isn’t an Iraqi Flag – Is US

     

    Most of the world is neither a friendly nor appreciative place.

    No matter what we in the United States do to help the rest of the planet – no matter how much for how many countries – we only continue to be hated and reviled.

    A lot of it is not our fault.  Because human nature.

    Life is high school on steroids.

    Most people in high school really didn’t like the varsity quarterback.  He was athletic.  And popular.  And dated multiple cheerleaders.  Most of the rest of the student body resented him much more than even those who liked him – liked him.

    The United States – is the world’s high school quarterback.  Our economic and military prowess – is going to be resented.

    The rest of it – is our fault.  Because human nature.

    We do insist on sticking our enormous proboscis into all sorts of things and places – where neither it nor we belong.

    We have a particular affection for armed invasions – for all the (publicly asserted) right reasons, of course.

    We are now almost two decades into Afghanistan.  Which started righteously – we were attacked on 9/11/2001 by Islamist freaks based out of there.

    But what should have been at most a six-month endeavor – has dragged on and on and….  With no end in sight.

    The things we were told prevented us from leaving in Year Three and Year Eight, and Year Twelve, and… – are exactly the same things we are told prevent us from leaving now.  With no end in sight.

    A sad, horrible, horrendous waste of blood, time and treasure – by any rational measure.

    One of the many follies this Afghani folly’s proponents have incessantly put forward – since even before we invaded – is that our efforts would “win the hearts and minds of the Afghans.”

    Ummm…they still have not.

    Green on Blue Attacks:

    “‘Green on blue attacks’ is the name given to a growing series of incidents where seemingly rogue Afghan security forces turn their guns on their NATO counterparts.”

    Protestors Burn U.S. Flag in Pakistan and Afghanistan

    In fact, we never will “win the hearts and minds.”  In Afghanistan – or anywhere else on Earth.  Most especially under arms.

    As French politician Maximillian Robespierre knew:

    “The most extravagant idea that can be born in the head of a political thinker is to believe that it suffices for people to enter, weapons in hand, among a foreign people and expect to have its laws and constitution embraced. No one loves armed missionaries; the first lesson of nature and prudence is to repulse them as enemies.”

    Even when we do do a country a real solid – in exactly the right way – it doesn’t help or matter.

    In August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait.  The United States led a 35-nation coalition that rapidly expelled Iraq.  After which we all got the heck out – and returned Kuwait to the Kuwaitis.

    So we’re Kuwait’s eternal heroes, right?  They love US forever, yes?

    Not so much:

    “Kuwait votes against the United States 67% of the time (at the United Nations).”

    Which brings us to today.

    Much of Kuwait’s economy – is business centered on and around raising oil from beneath their feet and selling it.  A lot of help in so doing – comes from US.

    One such US company – is KGL Investment Company:

    “A Kuwaiti investment fund is calling on the Kuwaiti government to clarify its position over close to $500 million of the fund’s assets which are currently stuck in a Dubai bank, after growing concerned about possible efforts by some Kuwaiti individuals to seize the money.”

    Kuwait and Dubai have frozen KGLs half a billion dollars – and then some:

    “This is just one part of a wider dispute which includes allegations of corruption and embezzlement involving Russian businesswoman Marsha Lazareva, managing director of KGL Investment (KGLI), which sponsored The Port Fund.

    “Lazareva was handed a 10-year jail sentence by a court in Kuwait in May. Her lawyers, Washington D.C.-based law firm Crowell & Moring, say she was subjected to a ‘show trial’ and have started proceedings to set up an international tribunal to examine the case.”

    So Lazareva and her four-year-old son were held captive in Kuwait until she was released on bail.  On a ridiculous conviction and facing ridiculous fines.

    A great and growing group of people are calling for action – including from the Donald Trump Administration:

    Lawmakers From Both Parties Request Action from Treasury to Help Businesswoman Stuck in Kuwait

    Both inside and outside government – and the US:

    “Among those advocating for Lazareva’s release are Neil Bush, the son of the late President George H.W. Bush, Louis Freeh, former director of the FBI, Jim Nicholson, former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, former U.S. Representative Ed Royce, Sergey Lavrov, foreign minister of Russia, British Barrister Lord Carlile and members of UK Parliament….”

    Why all this Kuwaiti nonsense?  Besides innate ungratefulness?  Kuwaiti cronyism:

    “Behold Agility Logistics.  A Kuwaiti company – with close ties to the Kuwaiti government.

    “Agility’s CEO, Essa Anwar Al-Saleh – is a former Chairman of Kuwait’s Gulf Bank.  So he exercised significant power over Kuwaiti commerce and finance.

    “And it appears Al-Saleh still does.  Agility is a KGL competitor – with the home nation advantage.  The Kuwaiti government appears to be (holding the Lazarevas and) freezing KGLs coin – to benefit Agility.”

    In fact

    “Agility, a Kuwait-based multi-billion dollar logistics company spawned by the U.S. invasion of Iraq….”

    …we made Agility’s very existence possible.

    Yet again – no appreciation.  Only antagonism.

    Oh: Agility has a long history of screwing its clients.  Including US:

    “The Defense Logistics Agency suspended Agility, which specializes in logistics, in November 2009 after its parent company Public Warehousing Company K.S.C. was indicted in Atlanta on $6 billion in fraud charges stemming from food services contracts for troops in Iraq, Kuwait and the Middle East region.”

    Defense Contractor Resolves Criminal, Civil and Administrative Liability Related to Food Contracts:

    “Agility Pays $95 Million and Gives Up $249 Million in Claims to (the US) DOD.”

    So you have an ungrateful Kuwait – screwing a US company and its executive and thumbing its nose at US.

    So as to benefit its crony, corrupt in-house company – that has already, repeatedly screwed US.

    This cacophony of nonsense has dragged on, and on, and….

    It is high time we bring it to an end.

    Ingrate Kuwait has already held the advantage for far too long.

    Please note: This piece has been updated.  We wrote Mrs. Lazareva and her son are being held captive in Kuwait.  They were – until she was finally released on bail.  Please forgive the error.

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    Leftist Judge’s ChiComm #1 Witness in Awful IP Theft Ruling – Is a Massive IP Thief

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    Behold: Judge Lucy H. Koh:

    “(A) United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California….On January 20, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Koh on the recommendation of California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California….”

    Koh’s private and public career indicates she is thoroughly Democrat.  Koh’s ridiculous rulings indicate she is thoroughly Leftist:

    “In Silicon Valley, Lucy Koh Is the Law:

    “‘Koh has presided over some of the tech industry’s highest-profile cases. Though federal court cases are typically randomly assigned, fortuity and her spot in Silicon Valley have gained her more influence over tech than any other judge in the U.S….

    “‘Her rulings at times have broken legal ground….

    “‘Koh’s interest in the law, friends and colleagues say, is rooted in an idealistic sense of justice – in the law as an agent for change.’”

    “Translation: Koh likes to ignore the Constitution and the law.  And make stuff up so as to impose her personal policy preferences – ‘break new ground’ so as to be an ‘agent of change’ – rather than remain within the confines of the law.

    “Which is the job of the Legislative – not the Judiciary.  If she wants to change the law – she should ditch the robe and run for Congress.”

    Koh is not a judge.  She is a judicial activist.

    Most of the time – judicial activists get away with it.  But every once in a great long while, we revert to the Rule of Law – rather than the Rule of Men (and Women).  A very nice little hiatus – whenever it comes to pass.

    Qualcomm Can Maintain Licensing Tactics Pending Appeal, Court Says:

    “According to the filing, Qualcomm successfully raised ‘serious questions’ on the merits of a district court’s antitrust ruling. As such, the company can maintain existing license terms with customers, offer modem chips under condition of a customer’s patent license, and is not required to offer standard essential patent licenses to modem suppliers.”

    And which district court judge issued this ruling?  That raised “serious questions?”  That got the frigging Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to stay said ruling?

    Why…it’s our own intrepid Judge Koh:

    “Judge Lucy Koh determined Qualcomm(’s patent licensing) violated federal antitrust laws and ordered remedial actions that call for the firm to restructure current and future licensing tactics.”

    Suing a patent and its holder for being a monopoly – is like suing Shaquille O’Neal for being tall.  O’Neal is inherently large.  A patent is inherently a (temporary) monopoly.

    Koh should have thrown out the case brought against patent holder Qualcomm…in no more than five seconds.  Instead….

    Hey Judge Koh: When you are too far Left for the Ninth Circuit – you have REALLY gone off the edge of the map.

    Koh’s entire ruling – and how she handled the entire case – was entirely absurd:

    “Judge Koh – dismissed two dozen witnesses put forward by San Diego, California’s Qualcomm.

    “And went whole hog with…Communist Chinese cellular company Huawei.  That also happens to be a direct competitor of Qualcomm.

    “Judge Koh cited Communist Chinese, Qualcomm-competitor Huawei…134 times in her 233 page order.

    “Because Judge Koh didn’t care about…you know, facts and dubious Communist Chinese witnesses and stuff.  She cared about imposing her personal Leftist policy preference.”

    And what have we since learned about Koh’s star Intellectual Property (IP) witness – Communist China’s Huawei?  Whom she cited more than once per two pages – for 233 pages?  In her ruling that Qualcomm’s handling of its IP was illegal?

    Huawei Faces Criminal Probe by US Prosecutor on Intellectual Property Theft

    Oops:

    “(O)n Thursday, the 29th of August 2019, US Prosecutors had set out a new investigation against the Chinese tech conglomerate accusing the Shenzhen-based telecommunication equipment maker of alleged technology theft….

    “On top of that,…the Chinese tech titan was accused of stealing intellectual property from companies alongside individuals for multiple years by recruiting employees from its rivals….

    “Aside from that,…the latest probe on Huawei would be looking in to the business practices of the Chinese tech conglomerates which had not been covered in the regulatory clauses….”

    Wait – “the latest probe?”  Not the first?

    Of course not.  To sort-of-quote the last line of the 1974 cinematic classic:

    “Forget it, Jake. It’s China(town).”

    Huawei’s Yearslong Rise Is Littered with Accusations of Theft and Dubious Ethics

    Huawei Faces Charges of Intellectual Property Theft in US

    8 Steps Huawei Took to Steal IP from T-Mobile and Cover It Up

    US Semiconductor Company Claims Huawei Tried to Steal Its Technology

    Huawei Using Suit Against Him to Steal IP, Ex-Worker Says

    60 Minutes Torpedoes Huawei in Less Than 15 Minutes

    Hey Huawei: When you are too far Left for fake news CBS’ fake news 60 Minutes – you have REALLY gone off the edge of the map.

    NONE of Huawei’s ongoing, rolling massive IP theft – should come as a surprise to anyone.

    Because like mother – like son.

    Communist China has spent the last forty-plus years – stealing trillions of dollars of our IP.

    And Huawei – is an appendage of the Chinese Communist Party.

    IP theft is a fundamental component of Communist China’s business model.  So IP theft is a fundamental component of Huawei’s business model.

    So NONE of Huawei’s ongoing, rolling massive IP theft – should come as a surprise to anyone.

    Most especially Judge Koh.  Who does just about nothing but IP and tech cases for a living.

    Koh should have dismissed any and everything Huawei had to say.

    Instead, she did exactly that with more than two dozen Qualcomm witnesses.

    And instead cited Huawei more than once per two pages – for 233 pages.

    Because Koh is not a judge.  She is a judicial activist.

    Thank God part of her idiocy was stayed.

    Hopefully until the entirety of her idiocy is overturned.

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