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Proof YouTube Is Censoring Viral Independent News Videos In Favor of Lukewarm Cable News Network Videos

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FILE – This March 20, 2018 file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. YouTube is updating its hate speech policies to prohibit videos with white supremacist and neo-Nazi content. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Every day, YouTube pushes a list of news videos into my feed that they term “Top News.”

As you can see from the screenshot I took, they are nothing but mainstream and cable channels from different countries. The subjects include the announcement of Ross Perot’s death, a dancing cockatoo, and a car that caught on fire during a gender reveal. Westlake Legal Group tweeten-1562710364207 Proof YouTube Is Censoring Viral Independent News Videos In Favor of Lukewarm Cable News Network Videos youtube tim pool Politics News Internet Front Page Stories Featured Story David Pakman Corporations Censorship Allow Media Exception

Now let’s take a look at some independent news personalities and their videos.

Tim Pool’s latest videos far and away outclass any of these videos by miles, and some of this stuff is hard hitting news. Pool’s coverage of the border crisis and politicians involved with it has been majorly watched videos.

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Now, you may say that the videos from the “Top News” picks are only hours old, and fair enough. However, going over the video content of channels like CBS News, the majority struggle to crack 10,000 views. Those that do go beyond still very rarely ever top Pool’s selection of news videos.

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Compare that to progressive independent news source David Pakman whose recent offering outclasses CBS News as well.

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The Quartering on YouTube, which primarily covers cultural news, also consistently outperforms the major news networks.

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Despite these channels consistently discussing news, it’s not considered good enough to be “Top News” according to YouTube. A dancing cockatoo, however, is.

Pakman posted a video discussing this push of YouTube’s for more mainstream news to take center stage, where in he discusses just how bad it’s become. In the video he points to a graph that shows the recommendations from YouTube toward independent news, and you can see for yourself the recommendations generated from the YouTube algorithm push mainstream news channels far more than independent news channels.

Pakman notes that he spent the weekend researching this and attempted to see who was gaining the recommendations that would have otherwise gone to these independent channels. Pakman shows us a graph generated by monitoring YouTube’s algorithm that shows the recommendations “dive off a cliff” at May 1st, where as CNN, Fox News, and other corporate news channels skyrocketed.

Pakman wanted to stress that this wasn’t just affecting conservative news channels, but news channels across the ideological spectrum. In other words, if you’re not a corporate entity, YouTube probably won’t recommend you.

Pool also posted a graph that shows what Pakman is talking about.

YouTube is likely abandoning creators and personalities that base themselves on their platform due to the fact that it’s become too “dangerous” for it to do otherwise.

Enjoy dancing parrots as your “Top News” in your sterile YouTube experience.

 

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Science Report: Sex-Based Sports Must Be Eradicated in Favor of ‘Nuanced Approach.’ The New Criteria Are Stunning

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I’m gonna do a bit of translation for this one.

At New Zealand’s University of Otago, researchers believe separating sports by men/women doesn’t work in this new transgendered era. Hence, called for is a “more nuanced approach.”

The report’s titled “Transwomen in Elite Sport: Scientific and Ethical Considerations.”

Maybe I’m slow to adjust, but I still can’t believe the culture has evolved to a point where affirming people’s desires has become an issue of “ethics.” That’s not a comment on transgenderism, per say; it’s a remark on the broader notion of self-esteem coddling, including participation trophies.

As reported by BioEdge the study states:

It is important to both extend and celebrate diversity, while maintaining fairness for cis-women in sport. To be simultaneously inclusive and fair at the elite level the male/ female binary must be discarded in favour of a more nuanced approach. We conclude that the gender binary in sport has perhaps had its day.

How about, “In sports, only fairness is important; what you celebrate is your own business”?

Nope.

Translation: Women’s sports will be obliterated. The roosters will dominate the hens.

More from BioEdge:

Weightlifter Gavin Hubbard set a New Zealand junior record in the 105 kg + division in 1998. Around 2010 he transitioned to a female and became known as Laurel Hubbard. In 2017, now aged 39, she won a gold medal in the heaviest 90 kg+ category at the Australian International & Australian Open in Melbourne. An elbow injury kept her out of the Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Her competitors were not happy. “It’s a little bit unfair given that she began weightlifting as a man and has that experience in weightlifting as a male, then to carry on as a woman we think is a little bit unfair and gives her an unfair advantage,” said a spokesman for the Nauru team.

Hubbard’s career is a neat example of the controversy over transgender people in sport. Sports associations are trying to balance inclusion against fairness, seldom successfully and never without resentment from some participants.

Despite Olympic allowances for testosterone-suppressed men to compete against women, it’s still not fair.

For starters:

International Olympic Committee guidelines from 2015 permit transwomen to compete against cis-women if their testosterone is held below 10 nmol/L.
However, this is much higher than that of cis-women.

Again, bye-bye female athletics.

Here are a few snapshots of the farewell:

Sad Sack: Man Sets Record In NCAA Women’s Track — And He’s Headed For The March Championships

It Takes Balls: Man Competes In Women’s Powerlifting, Sets Four World Records

Women’s Olympic Medalist Battles The IAFF In Court – The Planet’s Largest Sports Governing Body Insists He’s A Dude

In The Name Of Transgenderism, Man Sues Women’s Team For Discrimination And Wins

#DefeatAllWomen: Man Wins Women’s Cycling Competition (Plus: The Future Of Sports)

So how about that “more nuanced” approach?

BioEdge’s got the answer:

The best solution is to dump the male/female binary in sport, replacing it with an algorithm which takes into account gender identity, socioeconomic status and physiology.

You heard right — socioeconomic status.

Translation: Men’s sports are dead — toxic masculinity will have to be handicapped via point loss or held start. Maybe male runners will have to carry boulders — symbolic of the burden borne by the oppressed sex.

And translation: We’re toast.

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

Prehistoric & Woke: Science Museum Designates Giant T-Rex As Gender Non-Binary Like Non-Binary Humans

Parents Fight Virginia School District’s Transgender Policy That Takes Away Their Right To Know Their Own Children’s Identity

Former Disney Star Leads New Graphic HBO Show For Teens That Promises To Leave Parents ‘Totally F***Ing Freaked Out’

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Left-Leaning Pollster Has Some Bad News For Liberals On The Census Citizenship Question

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New polling data from The Economist/YouGov, organizations that lean more than a little to the left, shows that the majority of Americans believe the citizenship question should be included on the census. 2020 Democratic presidential candidates should pay attention.

The survey question read: Do you think the federal government should or should not ask people whether they are American citizens as part of the 2020 census?

53% of respondents favor adding the citizenship question to the census compared to only 32% who felt it should not be included. 14% were not sure.

This poll, conducted between June 30 and July 2, surveyed 1,500 US adult citizens.

A glance at the responses to some of the other questions in this poll leaves the impression that this particular group of respondents leaned more to the left than a typical group of US adult citizens.

The Daily Wire’s Hank Berrien goes even further saying that the “respondents surveyed seem to lean strongly toward the Left.” He explains:

To give an indication of just how left-leaning the respondents surveyed were, when asked what they thought of the nine Supreme Court justices, the justices gaining far and away the highest approval ratings were leftists Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, while the conservative justices lagged far behind; 53% of respondents said Roe v. Wade should not be overturned; 45% of respondents opposed President Trump’s policies while only 33% approved, and most tellingly, 37% said they would vote in their state’s Democratic Primary this year with only 27% saying the same of voting in their state’s GOP primary. 43% of respondents said they would vote for whomever the Democratic presidential nominee will be in 2020 as opposed to 34% who would vote for President Trump.

Berrien just may be correct, because a new Harvard University Center for American Political Studies/Harris poll, published in The Washington Times showed that 67% of all registered U.S. voters believe the citizenship questions should be included on the census.

Most surprising of all, the Harvard poll found that 55% of Hispanics support adding the question. Considering all the caterwauling from the Left over this issue, that’s quite remarkable.

Here are the figures of those who support the question by group.

Republicans: 88%
Independents: 63%
Democrats: 52%
Rural Voters: 74%
Black Voters: 59%
Urban Voters: 58%

And unsurprisingly,

Voters Who Backed Hillary in 2016: 47%
Liberal Voters: 44%

Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press today he believes the Trump administration can legally add a citizenship question. He said he had been in regular contact with President Trump and  “I agree with him that the Supreme Court decision was wrong.” He added that he thinks “there is an opportunity potentially to cure the lack of clarity that was the problem and we might as well take a shot at doing that.”

Barr also told the AP that “the Trump administration will take action in the coming days that he believes will allow the government to add the controversial census query.”

We have a right to know who is and who is not a U.S. citizen. The left opposes it because they know it will prevent many illegals from completing the form. And they want everyone counted.

This shouldn’t even be an issue, let alone a controversial one.

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It Was Never About the Breasts: SJW Outrage Over Depictions of Women Is About Control, Not Care

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The social justice infected parts of the left have pushed the idea on the populace that they hold the moral high ground. Be it their concern for violence, depictions of women and minorities, or how various story lines are “problematic,” the social justice warrior always puts up the front that they care about these things because it may cause damage to our society.

It’s a pleasant looking veneer that hides a sinister intent. It’s a way to mask the selfish desires of a group of people who have zero business deciding how we live, work, and play. It’s always been about control, never about care.

A good example is the recent fervor that arose around the way a famous character is portrayed in the remake of one of the most popular video games of all time, Final Fantasy VII.

The character in question, Tifa Lockhart, has always been depicted as an attractive, fit, raven haired girl with large breasts. This has angered the living daylights out of social justice warriors who have always complained that Tifa is a character solely built for the male gaze and is absolutely unrealistic. The complaints have had their effect. Square-Enix, the game’s publisher, handed down an order from its “ethics department” to “restrict her chest.” Now, in the upcoming remake for the game, Tifa’s breasts don’t seem to have been reduced in size, just given a better sports bra to contain them.

As Ashe Schow wrote over at The Federalist, the developers of the game seem to be pushing back against the outrage brigades and aren’t fully cooperating with the “ethics department.” In fact, it’s seemingly spiting them.

The pushback on this narrative was instant. YouTuber Liana Kerzner proved that they do, in fact, make bras for breasts as large as Tifa’s character.

Furthermore, as I covered on Tuesday, a study was recently released that proved video game depictions of women don’t damage the self-image of women, nor does it make them aggressive toward each other as some have claimed.

We’re told outrage erupted from the men in the gaming community over the change to Tifa’s look, but outside of a handful of online posts at various websites, there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of anger toward it. Still, the social justice brigades used this narrative that gamers were the sexists they said they were all along.

The pattern here is obvious. SJWs are attempting to find solutions to a problem that aren’t there. Research shows us that depictions of characters like Tifa aren’t damaging to women. Men aren’t ready to riot in the streets over a characters breast size being reduced. The narrative being crafted is that without the guidance of social justice advocacy groups, industries would be left to being dictated by villainous people such as the sexists who force women to view characters they’ll likely never look like.

This is a typical part of the SJW playbook. It’s the offer of “you’re about to be in big trouble but we can help you if you just let us tell you what to do.” You can see this perfectly with feminist activist Anita Sarkeesian’s recent attempted to do this to CD Projekt Red after SJWs found a window for outrage over a depiction of a trans person on a billboard within the upcoming game Cyberpunk 2077. Sarkeesian publicly attempted to shame the game company while offering her “help.”

She followed that up with an offer to every gaming company to help them “avoid these kinds of mistakes.”

It’s so kind of her to offer this threat of “help” to various developers and publishers especially in light of the fact that Sarkeesian is going broke.

Day follows night, the flu virus makes you sick, and social justice activists will try to find a way to get you invite them into your company as “advisers” in the same way vampires try to get you to invite them into your home so they can cross the threshold and suck your lifeblood dry.

And failure is a constant result of allowing these activists to “help” avoid these “mistakes.” Uninspired stories, shallow characters, and alienation of the fan base is a constant pattern. Take, for instance, the much beloved Mass Effect franchise. The initial trilogy was absolutely remarkable with characters you truly fell in love with and an epic story line that proved the gaming industry was just as good, if not better, at telling stories than Hollywood.

However, social justice warriors worked their way into development company Bioware, and the fourth installment of Mass Effect ended up being an unmitigated disaster that is reviled among the gaming community. I won’t go into detail, but if you want more on that, Dunkey, a well known gaming YouTuber, made an amazing video that summed up the disaster that it was.

It’s no different in Hollywood. Captain Marvel and 2016’s Ghostbusters were all abject failures hated by fans, but only kept in the limelight by the media’s insistence that these movies matter because they were made with intentions of those claiming the moral high ground and against the wishes of “evil” people.

All these failures have a common thread. They were made after social justice ideas that cause rot infected their respective creators. The inherent need to want to do and be good caused creators and publishers to embrace liars and charlatans who truly believe that by controlling what we see and hear, and fashion all things to be what they consider moral, that we’ll be better off as a society. They don’t care that they’re constantly proven wrong, or that the product that they “helped” make flopped horrifically. They don’t care that the company they worked for suffered, or that people lost jobs, or that lives are destroyed.

Social justice activists are parasitic. They infect the host, damaging or killing it, then move on to the next, reaping their own gains along the way. Their “care” for women, minorities, or the “disadvantaged” members of our society is a ruse to get you to invite them to latch on. They don’t truly care about any of the things they say they do. You can see that by the way they treat members of these groups who disagree with them.

As such, Tifa Lockhart’s breast size matters so little it barely registers on the outrage meter, yet in order to gain control, social justice activists will happily feign insult and offense in order to work their way into an industry and “save it”…for a price.

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Science: Meteorologist Firmly Scolds AOC Once Again For Blaming “Every Weather Event on Climate Change”

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A couple of months ago, meteorologist Ryan Maue got wind of an Instagram weather rant done by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and took to the Twitter machine to issue some clarifications on her claims about so-called “casual tornadoes” allegedly being evidence that “the climate crisis is real, y’all.”

“The Congresswoman @AOC does not know the difference between weather and climate,” he tweeted, explaining how to differentiate between the two:

“Weather is what outfit you wear heading out the door. Climate is your closet wardrobe.”

Fast forward to this week, and Maue is back, once again taking issue with the freshman Congresswoman’s alarming social media “reports” about DC weather.

Here’s what AOC wrote:

Maue responded with a series of tweets subtly insinuating that Ocasio-Cortez’s expertise in this area was … lacking:

Not every whether event is related to climate change, Maue noted:

He concluded with a little zinger about how “this science is cutting-edge … but the politics obviously isn’t”:

Maue is one of the few meteorologists I’ve heard of who is not afraid of openly disagreeing with and debating climate alarmists – and not just those in politics, but also others in his field of expertise. You can read some of his past writings on climate change here (scroll towards the bottom of the page).

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Cocaine Mitch Goes Full Savage After Being Questioned About His Ancestors Owning Slaves

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I don’t know who Mitch McConnell hired a few years ago to revamp his social media presence and coach up his wit in public, but that person deserves a massive raise. McConnell has went from being despised by the voters of his own party to enjoying a cult following as the grim reaper and a cocaine kingpin. That’s impressive, I don’t care who you are.

In response, Democrats have of course turned up their hatred for the Senate Majority Leader to eleven and with McConnell garnering an opponent for the 2020 election, NBC News wrote one of the most garbage hit pieces you’ll see emanate from the liberal press.

RedState Contributor Sister Toldjah covered the details of that earlier today so make sure you go read about that here. The short of it is that McConnell’s great-great grandfather owned slaves and McConnell opposes reparations, therefore NBC thinks they’ve got a news story. Why Mitch McConnell is responsible for what his great-great grandfather did isn’t clear, but it’s 2019 and intellectually honesty in the media no longer exists.

Instead of brushing such a dumpster fire of a story aside, other media outlets ran with the scoop. One reporter thought she had McConnell pinned down when asking him about the report.

His response was absolute gold.

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Do not screw with this man.

To turn that around by throwing Barack Obama’s family history right back in their face is absolutely brilliant. It leaves the media absolutely nowhere to go. What are they going to do? Condemn the former President’s genealogy of slave owners?

Of course they aren’t, nor should they. This entire thing is ridiculous and McConnell’s answer perfectly points out the absurdity. He is not responsible for the sins of his forefathers anymore than a hypothetical granddaughter of a rapist is responsible for her grandfather’s crimes. We are all individuals and there’s no logic in holding someone accountable for a family member’s actions before they were even born.

I’ll end by noting that if the media want to play this game, Kamala Harris’ ancestors also owned slaves. Is NBC News going to be doing any deep dives into that or nah?

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Lindsay Graham, Ted Cruz Announce New Legislation Allowing Victims of Violence to Sue Sanctuary Cities

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In a press release Tuesday, Republican North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis announced new legislation intended to give voice to victims of those in the country illegally who are harmed by sanctuary policies.

Thom cited his home state — where, according to him, sanctuary politics have brought danger — as the bill’s inspiration.

So what’s the move about? It gives the citizenry a right to sue the city as complicit in violence committed by illegal immigrants:

The legislation creates a private right of civil action for the victims of sanctuary jurisdictions, allowing them to bring an action for compensatory damages against the sanctuary jurisdiction as a result of a violent crime committed by an illegal immigrant. Any sanctuary city or jurisdiction that refuses to waive its immunity as it relates to sanctuary-related civil action would be subject to the withholding of certain Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.

The Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act is a direct response to a growing number of sanctuary jurisdictions across the nation (including North Carolina’s Buncombe, Cumberland, Durham, Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, and Wake Counties) that either have official sanctuary policies or are refusing to comply with detainer requests and release notifications from the Department of Homeland Security.

The announcement provides an example of such crime:

Earlier this month, the Mecklenburg County (NC) Sheriff’s Office refused to notify ICE and comply with a lawful detainer request when it released a dangerous illegal immigrant from county jail who was charged with multiple domestic violence charges for strangling a woman and threatening to kill her. This was only one of more than 20 troubling instances this year of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office releasing potentially dangerous individuals after refusing to comply with detainer requests. The reckless sanctuary policy prompted criticism from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

For a deeper look into the system’s failure to protect against criminals who’ve sneaked into the country, see my article “In Protest Of Washington’s Radical New Sanctuary Law, ICE Releases A List Of Atrocities That Resulted From Sanctuary Policies.”

As indicated by the official release, co-sponsor Lindsay Graham’s psyched:

“A good piece of legislation that is long overdue. There must be consequences for governments and entities that gamble with public safety, refuse to work with federal officials, and refuse to deal with felons here illegally. This legislation empowers individuals who are the victims of these entities and governments’ poor decisions.”

Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn thirds the motion:

“It’s time we put the public safety of our citizens above the sanctuary of an immigrant who has come to our country illegally.”

In addition to Thom, Lindsay, and Marsha, the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act is co-sponsored by Iowa Sens. Chuck Grassley & Joni Ernst, as well as Ted Cruz.

-ALEX

 

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Actress Ellen Barkin Only Worsens Her Involvement with the Jeffrey Epstein Story

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Yesterday I wrote about the actress Ellen Barkin who has been making a series of accusations regarding Donald Trump having involvement with the billionaire-charged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. In her desire to make the case that the President harbors some level of guilt Barkin made some comments that were, at the very least curious.

She stated that Epstein’s close associate, who piloted in numerous clients to his alleged “sex island”, had confessed directly to Barkin that she was a de facto sex trafficker. While Ellen may have thought this was a healthy dose of virtue signaling that places her as an authority on the issue what in fact transpired was a volley of questions about having direct knowledge about his actions and not taking any direct action.

Barkin likely came into this information at the time she had been married to her own billionaire, Ron Perelman. It is looking more apparent that Barkin stepped in her own trap, in her attempt to ensnare the President. After many people either questioned, or confronted the actress about her having standing knowledge of Epstein’s supposed crimes she attempted to deflect the criticism.

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Her lecturing about making assumptions absent the facts is beyond ironic, as she is doing exactly that in regards to the President. Seeming stern here she was given a follow-up question, and her response seems to say quite a bit more than she intended.

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There is a lot to untruck in just this one tweet. First, to say her tweet in question from yesterday was not about her is a piece of amusement, as she inserted herself directly into the narrative. She next tries to sashay around her statement of having been told direct information from one of the players. Her attempt here to stipulate that all she did was repeat well-known information, that anyone following along would have been wise to, is undercut by one basic source — her own words.

Barkin declared that Epstein’s personal associate was a known sex trafficker because, as Barkin herself stated, “I know because she told me.” That is not information that is known to “anyone”. She claims to have been informed directly by a large suspect in this case. Her choice of words now appears as a clear attempt to alter the narrative she has been forwarding.

She then closes out by saying this is all a case of people rushing to judgment, and obviously, she would like for people to stop doing that — now. It was fine when she spent days doing that very thing in reference to Donald Trump’s possible guilt in this matter, but after stepping on a rake that she herself dropped into her path Ellen now wants to have the practice of supposition suspended.

Note too that Barkin is the one to have volunteered her involvement. People’s curiosity became stimulated based on what SHE said. Asking her to clarify, or seeking other answers this has led to, is considered to be “making assumptions”, and “a rush to judgment”. Asking questions is neither of those things. Avoiding the answers to those questions is in fact very revealing.

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When Hollywood Gets It Right: Jon Voight Honors Gold Star Families In A Deeply Touching Way

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Hollywood tends to be cynical about anything they consider borderline “nationalist.” And they tend to be rabidly opposed to anything Donald Trump does on “ethical” principle. And patriotic Americans tend to think all of Hollywood shares these tendencies.

But there are a few holdouts in La La Land who still respect the traditions of our nation and honor those who gave the last full measure of devotion to keep her safe. Academy Award winning icon Jon Voight (“Coming Home”) is one of those holdouts.

Voight was invited to be a guest of Moms for America to join Gold Star families at the Rally for Freedom, anti-socialism event in Washington, DC on the Fourth of July. He accepted and said, a few days prior:

“There’s no greater honor than to stand with these moms who have lost their loved ones who sacrificed for our country, for our freedoms, and who love and honor and respect our nation,” Voight said. “If they knew anything about the Second World War, they’d know that socialism is a disaster It’s never produced anything anywhere in the world. It’s an economic sinkhole, but it also produces nothing but misery and violence.

Cut to the day of, when rain fell most of the day leading to delays and worries about crowd attendance. Someone in the crowd caught a video of someone purported to be Voight himself wiping rain from the chairs of Gold Star families.

A small gesture of great importance. Sometimes Hollywood gets it right.

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Another Group of Historically ‘Anti-Union’ Planned Parenthood Workers Want A Union

Employees of Planned Parenthood want to unionize with the SEIU—but it’s doubtful the nation’s largest abortion provider will let that happen without a fight.

NEW YORK, NY—A group of nearly 250 Planned Parenthood workers want to unionize with a branch of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), according to a petition filed with the National Labor Relations Board.

On Friday, 1199SEIU filed a petition with the NLRB to hold a election among 245 “professional and non-professional” employees at the Planned Parenthood facility in New York City.

Excluded from the petition are “employees already represented [by a union], physicians, supervisors and guards as defined by the Act.”

The petition filing is an indication that Planned Parenthood will not “voluntarily recognize” the union without an election.

As a result, barring any challenges from Planned Parenthood to the union’s petition, it is likely that the NLRB will schedule an election within the next three to four weeks.

Normally, Planned Parenthood and the SEIU are allies., as the SEIU often provides the abortion chain with financial and public support.

In fact, former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards is married to Kirk Adams, the longtime head of SEIU’s health care branch, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

However, the two allies have historically parted ways when it comes to the SEIU unionizing Planned Parenthood’s employees.

In Colorado, for example, Planned Parenthood vigorously fought the SEIU unionizing its employees at 14 of its facilities.

In December 2017, after a vote of 72-57, Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains affiliate (PPRM) appealed the outcome of the election to, ironically, the appointees of President Trump at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington.

In April [2018], the NLRB accepted the case for review, and a three-member panel ruled in PPRM’s favor, putting the union on hold. PPRM officials said they appealed the initial ruling that favored holding union elections because it wants workers at all 24 of its clinics in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico to be part of the bargaining unit. Officials at PPRM say they appealed SEIU’s vote to unionize because only 40 percent of their workers voted for the union.

Eventually, Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains settled its differences with the SEIU before the entire NLRB could rule on the case.

The Colorado case, however, is not the first time Planned Parenthood has been accused of ‘union busting.’

Workers at Planned Parenthood of Columbia Willamette and Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York accused the health-care organization of trying to stop their unionization efforts, according to Rewire.

In addition to its alleged ‘union-busting,’ the nation’s largest abortion provider has come under fire for its mistreatment of employees—including alleged discrimination against its own pregnant employees.

“In interviews and legal documents,” reported the New York Times, “women at Planned Parenthood and other organizations with a feminist bent described discrimination that violated federal or state laws — managers considering pregnancy in hiring decisions, for example, or denying rest breaks recommended by a doctor.”

Whether or not the Planned Parenthood workers in New York decide to become unionized remains to be seen.

However, even if they do unionize, it does not mean they will get a contract, let alone a contract they like…as the SEIU’s own employees know first hand.

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