Young Americans who said they enjoy cookouts and watching fireworks with friends and family on the Fourth of July nevertheless pledged not to celebrate Independence Day “out of respect to indigenous people groups,” in a video released by Campus Reform.
“I don’t like the rah-rah, and the flags, and the patriotism, and the independence part, but I do enjoy the fact that there are fireworks,” one person told Campus Reform’s Emily Fowler.
“Independence Day kind of celebrates our country’s founding, right? And when America was founded, unfortunately, a lot of indigenous people groups were thrown out of their homes. Do you think it’s respectful to celebrate Fourth of July in light of that?” Fowler asked.
“I actually don’t,” one young person answered.
After being asked if it is “disrespectful to indigenous people groups to celebrate the Fourth,” another person answered, “In a way, yes.”
“Would you sign a pledge to not celebrate the Fourth out of respect to indigenous people groups?” Fowler asked, to which one person said, “I would be willing to sign that, yes.”
The individual — who previously admitted to enjoying watching fireworks on Independence Day — then signed the pledge and told her friend, “And we are not going to watch the fireworks,” to which her friend replied, “Okay.”
James O’Keefe’s investigative journalism group Project Veritas has leaked a recording of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s all-hands meeting with Twitter employees. Pressed by employees on free speech, Musk answered, “I think there’s also, there’s freedom of speech and freedom of reach, so I think people should be allowed to say…pretty outrageous things that are within the balance, the law, but, but then they don’t, you know, get amplified.”
Project Veritas recently published a full recording of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s virtual all-hands meeting with staff at Twitter, where the billionaire addressed the concerns of employees as he continues his bid to purchase the company.
During the call, Musk praised the Twitter platform and said that it was the best social media website for “getting a message out,” but stated that he was worried about the current state of the platform. Musk’s concerns primarily relate to bots, spam, and censorship, issues which he has discussed in the past.
In response to a question about his plans to make Twitter more open and focused on free speech, Musk stated: “I think it’s essential to have free speech.” When pressed by employees about what this would mean in the context of tweets about animal abuse, sexual content, and generally hateful or offensive messages, Musk said: “I think there’s also, there’s freedom of speech and freedom of reach, so I think people should be allowed to say…pretty outrageous things that are within the balance, the law, but, but then they don’t, you know, get amplified,”
Discussing the media, Musk stated that traditional news media is often “negative” and that the publications “almost never” get the stories correct. Musk added that he wanted Twitter to be more inclusive overall, stating: “I think an important goal for Twitter would be to try to include as, as much of the country, as much of the world as possible.”
When asked about his political leanings, Musk described his views as “moderate” noting that he has largely voted Democrat for most of his life but recently voted for Republican Congressional Candidate Mayra Flores in Texas. He added that he believes most of the world favors moderate politics but that the far left and far right should still be free to voice their issues on Twitter.
When asked about whether he would be taking over as CEO of Twitter if his purchase goes ahead, Musk said that he was “not hung up on titles” but that he wants to be part of the driving force behind making changes to Twitter and “wants to make sure the product evolves rapidly.”
When asked about Project Veritas’ leak of the all-hands meeting, Musk reportedly commented: “Exactly.”
British Home Secretary Priti Patel has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he faces up to 175 years in prison on charges of espionage and computer misuse.
The years-long battle over the fate of Julian Assange was passed to Home Secretary Priti Patel after a Supreme Court judge in Britain ruled that the Wikileaks co-founder could be extradited to the U.S., despite a previous court ruling that blocked the move over concerns of the heightened risk of Assange committing suicide in an American prison.
According to a report from The Guardian, Patel had determined that the extradition request from American authorities passed all legal thresholds, including promises to not seek the death penalty against Assange.
Though Patel ruled on Friday that the extradition can go ahead, it is expected that Assange’s legal team will launch another appeal, which will likely rely heavily on arguments that the extradition has been politically motivated and over the freedom of expression rights of journalists.
A Home Office spokesperson said: “On 17 June, following consideration by both the magistrates’ court and high court, the extradition of Mr Julian Assange to the US was ordered. Mr Assange retains the normal 14-day right to appeal.
“In this case, the UK courts have not found that it would be oppressive, unjust or an abuse of process to extradite Mr Assange.
“Nor have they found that extradition would be incompatible with his human rights, including his right to a fair trial and to freedom of expression, and that whilst in the US he will be treated appropriately, including in relation to his health.”
BREAKING: UK Home Secretary approves extradition of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange to the US where he would face a 175 year sentence – A dark day for Press freedom and for British democracy The decision will be appealedhttps://t.co/m1bX8STSr8pic.twitter.com/5nWlxnWqO7
Commenting on the decision, a statement from WikiLeaks said: “This is a dark day for press freedom and for British democracy. Anyone in this country who cares about freedom of expression should be deeply ashamed that the Home Secretary has approved the extradition of Julian Assange,” and repeated former claims that the U.S. government had plotted to assassinate the Australian national in retaliation for his leaking CIA data.
“Julian did nothing wrong. He has committed no crime and is not a criminal. He is a journalist and a publisher, and he is being punished for doing his job.”
WikiLeaks vowed to launch another appeal at the High Court and promised to launch “louder” protests on the streets of Britain to make sure “Julian’s story” will be “known to all”.
The United States had called on the UK to extradite Assange to America so that he could stand trial for 17 counts of espionage and computer misuse, with American authorities alleging that the WikiLeaks founder had illegally assisted U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to steal classified documents from diplomatic cables and military files.
WikiLeaks was accused of putting the lives of American intelligence officials and sources at risk by publishing the material from Manning.
Mr Assange’s legal team has argued that the information published by WikiLeaks relating to U.S. military activities and alleged wrongdoing in Iraq and Afghanistan should be protected under the First Amendment, with previous leaks of classified information, such as the Pentagon Papers released by the New York Times, having been determined by the Supreme Court to have been lawful under the First Amendment.
In an interview with Breitbart London in 2020, Assange’s father, John Shipton said: “I hope Americans look to their government and insist that their government follows the First Amendment thoroughly.”
Leaked material from Google provided exclusively to Breitbart News give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a feature rolled out to business and enterprise users of Google Docs that suggests woke-approved replacements for words like “man,” “woman,” “white,” and “master” as users type.
In the examples below, Google’s curated list of non-woke words and their woke replacements can be seen, such as replacing “manhole” with “maintenance hole” and “whitepaper” with “report.”
In some cases, Google can be seen struggling to replace everyday words. “Motherhood,” for example, is replaced with the far less succinct “experience of being a parent or guardian.”
The feature is so clunky and riddled with errors, that Breitbart News’ source within Google, who wishes to remain anonymous, now says the company is going to roll it back.
“This was an amazingly ham-handed feature,” said the Google employee. “A crude (with at least one spelling mistake), manually curated but poorly vetted list of anything vaguely race or gender-related that led to an obviously bad user experience. It’s hard to believe it ever went through user research.”
Google announced the feature’s rollout in April, but gave scant details about how it operated, except to say that it would flag “discriminatory and inappropriate language” to users and recommend more “inclusive” alternatives.
The feature works by recommending new words to Google Docs users as they type in much the same way as a regular autocorrect function.
The pictures below give a glimpse at the backend of the feature and reveals some of the un-woke words Google wants its users to eliminate from their vocabulary.
In the image above, words that include the prefix “man” are the subject of an “inclusive warning.” The feature recommends that the word “mankind” be replaced with “humankind,” “humanity,” or “people of the world.” It recommends that “manhole” be replaced with “hole” or “maintenance hole” and that “manhunt” be replaced with “search.”
The image above shows the feature in action. In a manner identical to autocorrect, Google Docs suggests to a user that “motherhood” be replaced with “the experience of being a parent or guardian.”
In this image, Google Docs suggests that a user replace the word “cowboy” with “animal herder.”
In another example, Google recommends the word “clergymen” be replaced with “rabbis.”
The image above shows that Google also has a problem with the word “white.” According to the code above, it would recommend that the word “whitepaper” be replaced with more “racially inclusive” terminology such as “report.”
“Master” is another word that Google apparently believes does not have sufficient racial inclusiveness. It recommends replacing “master plan” with “grand plan,” and “mastermind” with genius.
It also identifies the word “masterpiece” as a problem, but it appears the masterminds at Google have yet to come up with a replacement.
Google recommends that the phrase “peanut gallery,” a euphemism for critics who are unfair or unreasonable, be replaced with “unsolicited critics.” The phrase origins lie in the rowdy “peanut galleries” of vaudeville theater, a genre which emerged at the end of the 19th century and sometimes included minstrel performances. This may be the source of Google’s objection to the phrase, even though many modern users of the term are likely unaware of its link to vaudeville.
In some cases, Google appears to be struggling to find woke replacement for words. According to the above picture, its woke employees have yet to find a replacement for “shaman,” although they have replaced “yeoman” with “royal servant.”
In this image, Google clumsily recommends replacing “motherhood” with “the experience of being a parent or guardian.”
Google’s preoccupation with eliminating any notion of separate genders (a biological reality that famously led to former Google engineer James Damore being fired after he acknowledged it in an internal memo) can once again be seen in the above pictures. Google suggests replacements for “middleman,” “manhandle,” and even “mannequin.”
As of 2020, Google reported that more than five million businesses were using the paid version of Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), giving the tech giant significant influence over white-collar professionals.
As the leaked material below reveals, Google is using that influence to push woke ideology on business users, nudging them away from language that points to basic realities that undermine far-left identitarian politics, such as the existence of two separate genders.
Though the feature is designed to advance progressive ideology, its clumsy execution has led to scathing reviews. Even far-left Vice, which trialed the feature, was not impressed. Vice noted the feature’s overzealousness, including flagging parts of Martin Luther King Jr. speeches for non-inclusive language.
A tearful Ruth Porat, Chief Financial Officer of the company, promised that the company would “use the great strength and resources and reach we have to continue to advance really important values” in the Trump era.
In these pictures, Google can be seen doing exactly that: using its “strength and resources” to replace people’s everyday language with woke terminology sanctioned by progressives. Beyond the replacement of words, Google appears to want to influence the way its users think — rewriting our concepts of race, gender, and history.
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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk stated in a tweet in the early hours of Wednesday that he voted for Republican candidate Mayra Flores in the recent special election for Texas’s 34th Congressional District, also predicting a “massive red wave in 2022.” Following her historic win, Flores responded to Musk saying, “Welcome to the Republican Party! We welcome all walk aways from all walks of life. The party of opportunity, prosperity, and freedom is here to stay. We look forward to working together and building a better future for all of America.”
In a recent tweet, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk stated that he voted for Republican candidate Mayra Flores in the Texas 34th Congressional District special election. Flores won the election, flipping a seat that has been under Democratic control for four decades.
When asked by another user if he expected a Republican president in the coming years, Musk replied “tbd.” Musk also responded to a tweet asking if the criticism he has received from Democrats recently is the first time he’s experienced major objections from left-wing politicians, to which Musk responded “yes.”
Flores responded to Musk’s announcement of his vote for her by welcoming him to the Republican party, stating that she supported “all walk aways from all walks of life.”
Welcome to the Republican Party! We welcome all walk aways from all walks of life. The party of opportunity, prosperity, and freedom is here to stay. We look forward to working together and building a better future for all of America 🇺🇸 Ὠ #SaveAmerica#TX34
Breitbart News reported on Flores’ election win, writing:
Texas’s historically Democrat-held thirty-fourth Congressional District went into a special election to fill what is remaining in the two-year term after the previous lawmaker bailed on the district to work for lobbyist firm Akin Gump.
Gov. Greg Abbott (R) then called a special election to fill the seat under the current congressional lines. However, Flores is running in November against Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), who switched districts — abandoning his old one to run in the thirty-fourth instead — for a full term under the new congressional lines.
With Flores receiving more than 50 percent of the vote, she has won the seat outright and has avoided a runoff with the two Democrats — Dan Sanchez and Rene Coronado — along with the other Republican, Juana Cantu-Cabrera.
Flores winning the special election means she will also have the power of incumbency in a district that will be decidedly more Democrat-friendly in November. However, it could also set the tone for GOP gains with Hispanic voters along the border.
Breitbart News also previously reported that Musk has said he will vote Republican in the future despite “overwhelmingly” voting for Democrats for most of his life. Breitbart News wrote:
Musk made his remark on Monday while speaking at a Miami tech conference, where the billionaire discussed his views on Twitter — after placing his deal to buy the platform “on hold” — and free speech, according to a report by Business Insider.
“The reality is that Twitter at this point, you know, has a very far left bias,” Musk said. “I would classify myself as a moderate, neither Republican nor Democrat.”
“I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically — I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear,” the SpaceX CEO continued. “Now this election I will.”
Musk did not specify whether he was referring to November’s midterm elections or the 2024 presidential election.
During the press conference, Abbott said, “The first thing that happened was, the gunman shot his grandmother in the face. She then contacted police.”
The New York Postpointed to a Newsy report that indicating Ramos allegedly “got into an argument with his grandmother,” then shot her and went to the school.
Uvalde resident Eduardo Trinidad told Newsy, “He got into an argument with the grandmother and she was screaming, ‘He shot me! He shot me!’”
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Following Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s recent statement that he would begin voting Republican, former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social to give him both barrels. Trump posted to his platform that Musk’s change of heart is likely due to “all of his problems with a probably illegal purchase of a crummy phony account loaded company, Fake Twitter.”
Recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced his plans to align himself with the Republican party, stating that Democrats have become a part of division and hatred. In a tweet, Musk stated: “In the past, I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican. Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold.”
In a recent interview with Business Insider, Musk revealed that he had mostly voted Democrat in the past but now vows to vote Republican. “The reality is that Twitter at this point, you know, has a very far left bias,” Musk said. “I would classify myself as a moderate, neither Republican nor Democrat.”
Musk added: “I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically — I’m not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear. Now this election I will.”
“Gee, Elon Musk never told me that until now he only voted for Democrats,” the former President stated. “Actually, it was quite the contrary, but now it seems, with all of his problems with a probably illegal purchase of a crummy phony account loaded company, Fake Twitter, he wants to be a Republican because the Dems are “a Party of hate.” I could have told him that a long time ago, but actually they are a Party of sickness, greed, corruption & absolutely horrible policy. Good luck Elon, have fun!!!”
Musk has previously mocked Truth Social, suggesting an alternative name for the platform.
President Trump previously commented on whether or not he would return to Twitter when speaking Fox News, stating: “I am not going on Twitter, I am going to stay on TRUTH. I hope Elon buys Twitter because he’ll make improvements to it and he is a good man, but I am going to be staying on TRUTH.”
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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was recently accused by a Business Insider report of exposing himself to a SpaceX flight attendant and propositioning her for sex in 2016. Musk has vigorously denied the allegations, which he calls “wild” and “utterly untrue,” and applied the mocking label of “Elongate” to the situation.
Breitbart News reported earlier today that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been accused of exposing himself to a SpaceX flight attendant and propositioning her for sex in 2016, allegedly offering to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage.
Elon Musk Looking Goofy Next to Rocket (Pool/Getty)
Breitbart News reporter Paul Bois wrote earlier today:
According to a report from Business Insider, the flight attendant worked on a contract basis for the SpaceX corporate jet fleet when Musk allegedly exposed his erect penis to her, rubbed her leg, and offered to buy her a horse in exchange for an erotic massage. According to the report, SpaceX paid the flight attendant a $250,000 settlement based on her misconduct claim against Musk.
“The incident, which took place in 2016, is alleged in a declaration signed by a friend of the attendant and prepared in support of her claim,” BI reported. “The details in this story are drawn from the declaration as well as other documents, including email correspondence and other records shared with Insider by the friend.”
“According to the declaration, the attendant confided to the friend that after taking the flight attendant job, she was encouraged to get licensed as a masseuse so that she could give Musk massages,” it continued. “It was during one such massage in a private cabin on Musk’s Gulfstream G650ER, she told the friend, that Musk propositioned her.”
In the declaration, the flight attendant told her friend that Musk asked that she come to his room for a “full body massage” where he was allegedly completely naked except for a sheet covering the lower part of his body. During the massage, the attendant claimed that he exposed his erect genitals and then “touched her and offered to buy her a horse if she would ‘do more,’ referring to the performance of sex acts.” Since the flight attendant had a passion for riding horses, the offer was seen as a bribe for a sexual favor.
Musk has been vehemently defending himself on Twitter since the story broke, actually appearing to attempt to get ahead of the story a few days ago when contacted by Business Insider for comment. Shortly after receiving a request for comment, Musk stated:
Political attacks on me will escalate dramatically in coming months
Musk called the allegations “wild” and “utterly untrue,” and also challenged the person accusing him to identify any notable mark on his body such as scars, tattoos, etc. that they would have seen had he exposed himself:
But I have a challenge to this liar who claims their friend saw me “exposed” – describe just one thing, anything at all (scars, tattoos, …) that isn’t known by the public. She won’t be able to do so, because it never happened.
Musk added that all attacks against him should be viewed through a political lens, stating:
The attacks against me should be viewed through a political lens – this is their standard (despicable) playbook – but nothing will deter me from fighting for a good future and your right to free speech
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