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REPORT: Fake News Could Be Infecting Your Brain

Here is just one hilariously terrifying example

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One of the 21st century’s most necessary and profound battles will be fought over the very concept of the truth itself.

We live in a world of “fake news”, wherein you and your neighbor could read the exact same data and come to wildly different conclusions, likely skewed by your political allegiances having been weaponized by the mainstream media.  Climate change is just one great example where two scientists, graduating from the same school, in the same year, taking the same classes with the same professors, and performing academically identical to one another could have wildly different beliefs on what exactly is happening with our environment.

Then, there are the “deep fakes”; video clips masterfully created by digital artists in order to place a person in a place they’ve never been, saying things that they’ve never said, with alarmingly convincing realism.

Here is just one hilariously terrifying example:

Trending: Black Lives Matter Leader Now Says White People’s Churches ‘Should All Come Down’

And while that one is simply silly, take a look at this interview with Bill Hader where, ever so subtly, the impressionist comedian transforms into both Tom Cruise and Seth Rogen while speaking:

Remember, this technological wizardry is advancing in addition to the glut of “fake news” being propagated in basements and newsrooms alike, all around this great nation.

A new report states that the danger of this technology isn’t just being tricked by our peers, or creeped out by these deep fakes.  These sort of falsehoods are leaving very real impressions within our own minds.

According to a joint study conducted by both American and Irish researchers, fake news almost certainly influences voters, and can even cause many to form false memories based on fabricated news reports they’ve seen.

After analyzing voters in the week leading up to the 2018 Irish referendum on abortion, researchers say that individuals are more likely to form false memories based off of a fake news report if it aligns with their political beliefs. Furthermore, the more a topic elicits an emotional response, the more likely a person is to form false memories that support their preconceived notions. With this in mind, the study’s authors say they expect fake and fabricated news to have a similar effect on U.S. voters in 2020.

“In highly emotional, partisan political contests, such as the 2020 US Presidential election, voters may ‘remember’ entirely fabricated news stories,” explains lead author Gillian Murphy of University College Cork in a media release. “In particular, they are likely to ‘remember’ scandals that reflect poorly on the opposing candidate.”

Just how did researchers come to this conclusion?

A total of 3,140 potential Irish voters were surveyed. Each person was asked about their voting plans heading into the abortion referendum. Then, each participant was given six news reports. Two of those news stories were completely fabricated, and consisted of political figures on both sides of the abortion debate engaging in illegal or immoral behavior. After reading each of the six news stories, participants were asked if they had heard about the depicted events before, and if so, they were requested to recall specific memories.

Next, participants were told that some of the news stories they had just read were false, and were asked to identify which reports they believed to be fake. Each study subject also completed a cognitive test.

Almost half of the participants reported a memory pertaining to at least one completely fabricated news story, and many even recalled intricate details about a fake story. Interestingly, those in favor of legalized abortion were more likely to remember a false claim about anti-abortion figures, and those against legalized abortion were more likely to recall a false memory about pro-abortion political figures.

Of course, these concerns don’t end within one’s own mind, especially in a nation such as the United States, where the mainstream media is constantly goading We The People toward conflict.

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Stanford ‘Supports Human Rights,’ But Takes $58 Million From Most Abusive Nation on Earth China

California’s Stanford is the happy recipient of $58 million in funds from China, one of the worst human rights abusers in the world.

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Even as it pretends that it is supportive of “human rights,” California’s Stanford University is the happy recipient of $58 million in funds from China, one of the worst human rights abusers in the world.

The College Fix reminds us of Stanford’s blatant, anti-American hypocrisy.

At a San Francisco gala in March 2014, Stanford University President John Hennessy accepted an award for the school’s “Advancement in U.S.-China Relations.”

The award was granted by the Committee of 100, a group of Chinese Americans in business, government, academia and the arts, and the school boasted about it on its website.

Stanford began accepting Chinese graduate students back in the 1970s. In 2009, the school signed a contract to open a Chinese government-funded Confucius Institute, with the goal of promoting Chinese culture and language. In 2012, under Hennessy’s oversight, the Stanford Center at Peking University opened, billed as a “hub” for Stanford students in China.

Along with the school’s close relationship with the Red Chinese, Stanford took $58.1 million from China during the period of 2014 to 2020.

“Hypocrisy is the price of funding from China,” National Association of Scholars Policy Director Rachelle Peterson told College Fix.

“Colleges and universities declare themselves protectors of human rights and a safe place for the vulnerable. Yet they embrace the Chinese Communist Party and are complicit in the stifling of free speech,” he added.

Meanwhile, On May 1, the National Association of Scholars sent to Congress a list of 86 Chinese-sponsored Confucius Institutes attached to American universities, including six that were set to close in the summer of 2020. In March, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) issued a warning to universities that Confucius Institutes were “fronts for Chinese propaganda.”

The FBI also warned that these associations act as a means for Chinese spies to walk right in and steal the research that U.S. universities conduct.

“They can also provide an opportunity to spot, assess, and befriend fellow STEM students or researchers who might assist—either wittingly or unwittingly—in passing your research and development to a foreign adversary,” the FBI added.

Congress should seriously consider making these associations illegal.

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Seattle Held ‘Segregated’ Training Session On ‘Undoing Whiteness,’ Encouraging Staffers To Forfeit ‘Guaranteed Physical Safety’

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Seattle held a ‘segregated’ training session on ‘undoing whiteness,’ encouraging staffers to forfeit ‘guaranteed physical safety.’

Christopher Rufo, an editor for City Journal and director of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth and Poverty, said he filed a public records request regarding the training session. On Monday, he published copies of the materials distributed to employees in the session on his Twitter account.

According to his screenshots, the Office of Civil Rights hosted a two-and-a-half-hour “Training on Internalized Racial Superiority for White People.”

Fox News:

The City of Seattle held a racially segregated employee training session aimed at White staffers and instructing them on “undoing your own whiteness” in order to be held accountable by people of color, according to documents obtained by a public records request.

The session took place on June 12, as protesters took part in the so-called “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” in the Capitol Hill district.

One handout distributed in the session reportedly declared how “racism is not our fault but we are responsible.” Another said White staffers must give up “the land” and their “guaranteed physical safety” in order to be an “accomplice” for racial justice.

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Protesters Storm Baptist Church, Harass Children, Assault Parishioners (Video)

Disgusting.

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Protesters Storm Baptist Church, Harass Children, Assault Parishioners (Video)

Black Lives Matters protesters have been threatening and harassing attendees of Grace Baptist Church as they enter the building for the past few weeks.

Video footage shows no one is safe from harassment regardless of age or race. There is also a video of these leftwing BLM agitators entering the sanctuary to disrupt church services.

Daily Wire:

Videos posted on social media show parishioners, both black and white, being harassed and physically assaulted at Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York.

The protesters, repeatedly shouting “Black Lives Matter,” even harassed and blocked churchgoers while they were with their young children, using a megaphone to scream at the families, shaming and threatening their parents with calls to CPS, or Child Protective Services.

The assaults, harassment, and protesting have been occurring since at least the end of June, according to the viral videos posted online. The church has refused to close or backdown, directing men from the parish to help escort fellow worshipers inside as they are blocked by BLM protesters.

Grace Baptist Church made headlines last month for giving away an AR-15 as a prize for a church raffle. When the giveaway was first reported, Pastor John Koletas told WNYT that the church held it in solidarity with hunters and gun owners who have been “viciously attacked by anti-Christian socialist policies.” One local critic told WRGB at the time that the giveaway exhibited “extreme poor taste,” citing “all of the shootings going on in all of our communities.” More

Where is their mayor? Governor? They need to stop this insanity. People have a right to protest but not to be able to go into churches and harass and assault people.

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BLM Protester Punches Trump Supporter Right In Front Of Police

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BLM Protester Punches Trump Supporter Right In Front Of Police

BLM protester punched a Trump supporter in the face then is immediately arrested. Things are getting hostile at BLM plaza.

Now the second guy is going to jail for trying to hit a cop to stop the first guy from being taken away.

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‘Hamilton’ Musical Once Praised, Now Slammed by Wokesters for Celebrating American Founders

The wokesters are now out the cancel celebrated rap musical ‘Hamilton.”

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Only five years ago the rap musical Hamilton was praised as high art and an important achievement. But now, the Black Lives Matter haters are slamming the musical for daring to lionize the founding fathers.

When Lin-Manuel Miranda unveiled Hamilton in 2015, he was hailed as a genius and celebrated for bringing the history of the founding to a new generation of people.

But now he is already being attacked for the play. Why? because he wrote his play about the founders who today’s Black Lives Matter terrorists want to see destroyed, not celebrated in a play.

First of all, before we get to the fools attacking the play today, we must dispense with this idiotic claim that Hamilton is anything but fake history created with racism at its heart — anti-white racism.

Miranda’s play is not “history.” It is garbage. The fact that he puts blacks in the roles of white men is absurd. And rap is not music, anyway, so let’s get beyond all this nonsense that Hamilton is important art. It is woke garbage not worth being celebrated.

But, even if those who have been celebrating it since 2015 were right that it is a great piece of work, Hamilton has already become the newest thing to cancel by anti-American, woke activists.

Over the July 4th weekend, Hamilton began trending on Twitter as BLM wokesters began attacking it for daring to say that America’s founding was a good thing.

As The Blaze reported:

“Are y’all ready to talk about how problematic Hamilton is? Lin Manuel Miranda created a piece of work that used hip hop (a genre created by black people) to tell the story of colonizers and slave owners,” one Twitter user wrote.

“As much as I love the show, it and it’s writer are deeply problematic,” another wrote. “I’ve intentionally or unintentionally ignored these things for years, but I’m trying to fix this now so I can fully contextualize and understand Hamilton and it’s effect as a whole.”

“Hamilton is deeply problematic in concept and so is Lin Manuel Miranda to some degree,” another person tweeted.

“I mean I think the fact that a musical like Hamilton (which is deeply problematic and nationalist) has to exist in order for non-white actors to have a space on Broadway is just very indicative of how non-white stories will never be able to thrive on this elitist medium,” another person said.

“Reminder for all y’all Hamilton watching mofos: Hamilton was a racist slaveowner, and casting POC as white bigots isn’t the reclamation you think it is,” read a tweet that had nearly 60,000 likes. “It’s a romanticized telling of a white man’s plights, so none of y’all better be stanning the founding fathers AGAIN.”

First they came for Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Now they are coming after Lin-Manuel Miranda.

You reap what you sow, liberals.

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Six Black Children Murdered in Violence Over Weekend — Black Lives Matter Silent

At least half a dozen black children were shot down in black neighborhoods over the Fourth of July holiday.

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At least half a dozen black children were shot down in black neighborhoods over the Fourth of July holiday, and yet Black Lives Matter is utterly silent.

Black children were murdered in Washington D.C. Chicago, and San Francisco over the weekend. But no one on the left seems to care even a tiny bit.

Per the Daily Wire:

In Washington, DC, 11-year-old Davon McNeal was preparing to leave a Fourth of July cookout with his mother when shooting broke out somewhere nearby. A bullet struck the youth football player in the head, killing him, according to The Washington Post.

“We just had a real genuine kid who wanted to get out of the neighborhood. That’s all he said is, ‘I’m gonna make it,’” McNeal’s football coach Kevin McGill said remembering the boy’s dreams of playing in the pros. “These kids’ lives are being robbed over nothing.”

Just under 90 people have been killed in Washington, DC this year, a roughly 17% increase over last year. 2019 ended with the most people killed in the city in a decade.

D.C. was not the only Democrat-led city to see a child murdered.

In Atlanta, 8-year-old Secoriea Turner was killed. Thirty others were killed in Atlanta that weekend, too.

Moving west, in Chicago 7-year-old Natalia Wallace and a 14-year-old boy whose name has not yet been released were murdered.

Next up, in Hoover, Ala., 8-year-old Royta Giles Jr. was killed in the city.

Finally, a 6-year-old boy was shot and killed in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood.

So, have you heard Black Lives Matter lament these murders?

Nope.

One man from Atlanta took BLM to task over the 8-year old killed there.

“If this was a white police officer gunning down three blacks and injuring four, Wilson High School would be set on fire and every black leader, every community leader, would be up here,” the man told reporters. “Black Lives Matter, hands up. Blacks have murdered other blacks every 32 hours since June. I’ve been in this town all my life, I’m 56 years old, I am afraid of being shot and gunned down by a black man.”

“Again if this was a white police officer shooting and killing three blacks, people will be out here, the school will be on fire, people will be coming forward saying, ‘I saw this white police officer,’” he continued. “But because it’s black on black crime, it’s socially acceptable for blacks not to talk to The police. It is appalling. Every 32 hours since June, blacks have been murdering blacks, and you all have to do a better job.”

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The Year of Stupid: Boeing Forces Exec to Resign Over 33-Year-Old Op-Ed Opposing Women in Combat

33 years ago, Boeing exec Niel Golightly wrote an op-ed wherein he opposed women in combat. Now he’s lost his job.

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Thirty-three years ago, Boeing executive Niel Golightly wrote an op-ed when he was a 29-year-old Navy Lt. wherein he opposed women n combat roles. Today, in the year of stupid, Boeing forced him to resign.

Until this week, Golightly was the head of communications for Boeing, but now he is out for having an opinion 33 years ago that was the prevailing, common opinion of nearly everyone but the most fringe activists at the time.

The then Navy Lt. had his op-ed in a magazine published by the U.S. Naval Institute. It is an outfit which describes itself as “an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to global security.”

Who would have thought the magazine article printed in 1987 would be so troublesome after three decades?

In his op-ed, Golightly expressed the common feeling that introducing women into combat units would disrupt the dynamics necessary for a cohesive fighting unit.

“At issue is not whether women can fire M-60s, dogfight MiGs, or drive tanks. Introducing women into combat would destroy the exclusively male intangibles of war fighting and the feminine images of what men fight for—peace, home, family,” Golightly wrote, according to an excerpt published on the U.S. Naval Institute’s website.

Indeed, women were barred from combat in U.S. military forces from our founding all the way until Barack Obama broke down those barriers in 2013.

Absurdly, Golightly’s then extremely uncontroversial opinion has led to his job loss today.

“My article was a 29-year-old Cold War navy pilot’s misguided contribution to a debate that was live at the time,” Golightly said in a statement this week. “My argument was embarrassingly wrong and offensive. The article is not a reflection of who I am; but nonetheless I have decided that in the interest of the company I will step down.”

“Boeing does not agree with the views expressed in the article, and it does not reflect Niel’s views today,” the company added.

“Niel and I discussed at length the article and its implications for his role as the Company’s lead spokesman,” Boeing President and CEO David Calhoun said. “I want to emphasize our Company’s unrelenting commitment to diversity and inclusion in all its dimensions, and to ensuring that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and excel.”

David Calhoun, you are a morn.

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