Viral ‘grad with rifle’ image continues to cause a stir as Jim Carrey joins the debate

Carrey, best known for comedies such as ‘The Mask’ and ‘Bruce Almighty,’ is also a prolific painter. His politically charged art often mocks conservative politicians, such as President Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio. On Friday, he took a jab at Bennett by depicting her with a deformed face, standing alongside a demon-like figure. “Thanks a bunch Goldilocks. Enjoy the show in Santa Fe tomorrow. Someday, real soon, I’ll have you for dinner,” the actor wrote on Twitter, apparently referencing the recent high school shooting in Texas, which claimed 10 lives. 

Carrey’s stunt received a mixed reaction on social media. Some praised his message, commending the Hollywood star for speaking out against guns and promoting the call for tighter gun control. 

Others voiced disappointment with the actor’s actions, accusing him of bullying, and defending Bennett’s right to bear arms.

Bennett herself was quick to respond to Carrey’s attack. “Jim you should be the one in this picture with this caption,” the 22-year-old wrote. “You’re the one that supports gun control policies that let these kids die. Is this what you have to do because you’ve become irrelevant? Disgusting.”

Bennett became a media sensation a week ago, when she donned a white dress with an AR-10 semi-automatic rifle strapped to her back, while graduating from Kent State University in Ohio. As she posed for photographs, she had “come and take it” written on her graduation cap. It was a protest against the university’s gun rules, the young woman explained. Kent State allows guests to carry firearms on campus, but not students or staff. Bennett considers the policy “insulting” and insists it makes students less safe.

The photo went viral. As of May 20, it got 28,000 “likes” and was retweeted more than 6,800 times. Bennett was met with cheers for standing up for gun rights. The image also sparked controversy for its gun-friendly nature, as it was posted several months after the deadly Parkland school shooting in February. As a result, Bennett – who was a conservative activist on campus and now holds a biology degree – received death threats. The ensuing backlash led to the right-wing group the Oath Keepers offering her free protection.

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Google Employees Now Quitting As Company Joins Pentagon, Becomes Part of the War Machine

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Last month, The Free Thought Project reported that thousands of Google employees were speaking out about the company’s close relationship with the Pentagon, and their involvement in the business of war.

Initially, 3,100 Google employees signed a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, demanding that the company cancel an ongoing contract with the Pentagon that supported a drone program called “Project Maven.” As expected, Google has not backed down, and at least a dozen of the employees who signed the letter are now resigning from the company in protest.

Project Maven is an AI system that is being developed to scan images in drone footage and identify targets. It was launched in April 2017, and according to a Pentagon memo, the objective is to “augment or automate Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)” in order to “reduce the human factors burden of [full motion video] analysis, increase actionable intelligence, and enhance military decision-making.”

When the issue was raised last month, Google spokesperson Diane Greene assured the concerned employees that the technology “will not operate or fly drones” and “will not be used to launch weapons.”

However, the employees saw right through this excuse and pointed out in their letter that, “While this eliminates a narrow set of direct applications, the technology is being built for the military, and once it’s delivered it could easily be used to assist in these tasks. This plan will irreparably damage Google’s brand and its ability to compete for talent.”

Some of the employees who are resigning in protest have spoken with Gizmodo anonymously about their decisions.

At some point, I realized I could not in good faith recommend anyone join Google, knowing what I knew. I realized if I can’t recommend people join here, then why am I still here? one resigning Google employee told Gizmodo.

“I tried to remind myself right that Google’s decisions are not my decisions. I’m not personally responsible for everything they do. But I do feel responsibility when I see something that I should escalate it,” another said.

Actions speak louder than words, and that’s a standard I hold myself to as well. I wasn’t happy just voicing my concerns internally. The strongest possible statement I could take against this was to leave,” one resigning employee added.

While employees have attempted to influence Google’s political policies in the past, this is the first time that there was ever a mass resignation over a specific issue. In 2015, a large number of Google employees and users successfully protested Google’s ban on sexually explicit content.

One resigning employee wondered why Google is willing to risk their reputation to be involved in such controversial projects.

“It’s not like Google is this little machine-learning startup that’s trying to find clients in different industries. It just seems like it makes sense for Google and Google’s reputation to stay out of that,” the anonymous employee said.

However, these high-dollar Pentagon contracts seem to be an issue that the company is not willing to budge on. Despite the fact that hundreds of AI experts have also called on Google to stop the program for ethical reasons, the company is showing no signs of backing off.

An open letter signed by hundreds of industry experts stated that:

“We are also deeply concerned about the possible integration of Google’s data on people’s everyday lives with military surveillance data, and its combined application to targeted killing. Google has moved into military work without subjecting itself to public debate or deliberation, either domestically or internationally. While Google regularly decides the future of technology without democratic public engagement, its entry into military technologies casts the problems of private control of information infrastructure into high relief.

Should Google decide to use global internet users’ personal data for military purposes, it would violate the public trust that is fundamental to its business by putting its users’ lives and human rights in jeopardy. The responsibilities of global companies like Google must be commensurate with the transnational makeup of their users. The DoD contracts under consideration by Google, and similar contracts already in place at Microsoft and Amazon, signal a dangerous alliance between the private tech industry, currently in possession of vast quantities of sensitive personal data collected from people across the globe, and one country’s military. They also signal a failure to engage with global civil society and diplomatic institutions that have already highlighted the ethical stakes of these technologies.”

Google has reached a point where they feel that they are untouchable, and they have also reached a point where their government clients are likely far more important to them than their clients in the private sector.

In the past, Google may have been focused on innovation and connecting people through technology, but it is obvious that their focus has now shifted towards military and surveillance applications.

While a dozen or so employees will not make much of a difference to Google’s bottom line, they are setting an important precedent by refusing to work on military projects, and hopefully, others will follow in their footsteps.

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Iraq ‘Joins Forces’ with Turkey, Syria, Russia, & Iran Creating Dangerous New Alliance

Iraq’s ~ Russian Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft

IRAQ launched airstrikes against ISIS in Syria on Thursday in coordination with the Syrian army, triggering fears a new anti-western Alliance was being created in the region. The Iraqi government is working alongside Russia, Turkey, & Iran in support of the Syrian government – a new and bigger threat to the interests of the US, UK and French Axis.

The Iraqi military has previously largely targeted [US Israeli] ISIS jihadists in Iraq in coordination with a US [false] backed coalition and Russia, Kurdish, Hezbollah] Iran, following lengthy conflicts including the Battle of Mosul.

Their latest missile campaign comes after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi indicated he may engage more heavily in military interventions against ISIS in Syria, threatening the already volatile geopolitical relations between the US [French, British Axis] and [Russia, Hezbollah, Turkey, Kurds, &] Iran.

Prime Minister Abadi commented on the airstrikes, saying:

“Our heroic armed forces carried out deadly airstrikes on Thursday against positions of [US Israeli] ISIS terrorist gangs in Syria by the Iraqi border.

“The strikes against [US Israeli] ISIS gangs were conducted due to the risk posed by these gangs against Iraqi territory.

The Iraqi military has targeted US Israeli ISIS fighters in Syria with backing from the Syrian government.

“This demonstrates the increased capabilities of our valiant armed forces in the pursuit and elimination of [US Israeli] terrorism.”

The Prime Minister praised the Iraqi army for saving lives and helping to reduce the threat of terror.

He said: “Our heroic forces and fighters, in their pursuit of terrorist gangs, saved many lives and thwarted [US Israeli] ISIS plans, dismantling its terrorist death machine.

“These strikes will help speed up the elimination of these gangs in the region after we eliminated them in Iraq.”

However Iraqi Brigadier General Yahya Rasool reported the airstrikes were coordinated fully with the Syrian government, which is supported by the US’s foes [Turkey, Hezbollah, Kurds,] Russia and Iran.

pResident Trump Pays Homage To The Remnants Of The Destroyed Earthly Temple Prophesied By Jesus The Christ. The Destruction Of The Temple Was The End To The Earthly Promised Land And The Continuum Of The Promised Land In Heaven Through Jesus.

US pResident Donald Trump recently made his opposition to Russia and the Syrian government clear, tweeting:

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria.

“Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’

“You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

US Defeated By Syria

The US [bullshit] supports Iraq’s military campaign against [US Israeli] ISIS, but opposes any collaboration with the Syrian government which it has [false flag] accused of engaging in war crimes, including the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma.

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This Is The Deep State Prop

Its Called “Greater Israel”

This Is Rothschild’s Present Day Resurrection Plan To Control The Middle East Oil Hub. The Banking Cabal Uses A False Biblical Narrative Of A Promised Land That Needs To Be Returned To The Old Testament Jew. The Promised Land Was Fulfilled And Ceased To Be After 70 A.D.

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Playboy joins #DeleteFacebook initiative, deletes all their pages



 


Playboy is the latest company to give Facebook the boot as the tech giant continues to suffer the fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the ensuing #DeleteFacebook initiative.

The decision was announced late Tuesday night with the company saying it had deactivated all accounts managed by Playboy Enterprises. The move will see more than 25 million fans deprived of their Playboy chosen pages when they next visit Facebook.

“The recent news about Facebook’s alleged mismanagement of users’ data has solidified our decision to suspend our activity on the platform at this time. There are more than 25 million fans who engage with Playboy via our various Facebook pages, and we do not want to be complicit in exposing them to the reported practices.” Playboy said in a statement. “That is why we have announced that we will be leaving Facebook’s platform, deactivating the Playboy accounts that Playboy Enterprises manages directly.”

Cambridge Analytica data scandal aside, Playboy also noted that it has long found it difficult to express its “values” on the social media network “due to its strict content and policy guidelines.” As a result, Playboy said it has been forced to “alter Playboy’s voice in order to meet Facebook’s views of what is and is not appropriate on its platform.”

Hugh Hefner’s son, and the company’s chief creative officer, Cooper Hefner also weighed in.

“Facebook’s content guidelines and corporate policies continue contradicting our values. We’ve tried to craft our voice for the platform, which in our opinion continues to be sexually repressive,” Hefner said. “Learning of the recent meddling in a free U.S. election further demonstrates another concern we have of how they handle users’ data — more than 25 million of which are Playboy fans — making it clear to us that we must leave the platform.”

Tesla & Space X

Playboy’s decision comes in the wake of Elon Musk’s announcement that Tesla and SpaceX’s Facebook pages were also removed. Musk was challenged to do so by some of his followers. Each page, with about 2.6 million followers, is now inactive. Musk claimed he didn’t even know his companies had Facebook pages.

Despite the flurry of companies announcing their departure from Facebook, none appear to be ridding themselves of their Instagram accounts, despite the company being owned by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who also owns WhatsApp.

Will Ferrell

On Tuesday, comedian Will Ferrell announced he would delete his account by Friday, explaining that, while a reluctant social media user to begin with, the Cambridge Analytica scandal “disturbed him.”

“I was further appalled to learn that Facebook’s reaction to such a violation was to suspend the account of the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower,” Ferrell explained in a Facebook post. “I can no longer, in good conscience, use the services of a company that allowed the spread of propaganda and directly aimed it at those most vulnerable.”

Cher

Singer Cher also deleted her personal Facebook, explaining while the account has helped with charity work, “there are more important things than [money emojis].” Her official page remains on Facebook.

New Zealand’s privacy commissioner

New Zealand’s privacy commissioner John Edwards announced he was deleting his Facebook in an article on the Spin Off. In it, he said he found Facebook to be non-compliant with the New Zealand Privacy Act.

Advertising pause

A number of other companies have stopped short of deleting their Facebook accounts, but have paused advertising with the social media giant. These companies include Mozilla, Commerzbank, Pep Boys and Sonos.

While not many companies have made the decision to depart from Facebook, many Twitter users have announced they’ve deleted their Facebook accounts.

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Home Depot Joins the American Party

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‘He likes Czechs’ — May joins right-wing press attack on Corbyn spy claims (VIDEO)

The Labour Leader responded with a mock yawn.

May’s attempt at humor was referencing recent accusations that Corbyn had provided intel to a Czechoslovakian spy in the 80s, on the day-to-day activities of Margaret Thatcher among other things.

The PM’s comments come as the news broke that Corbyn’s lawyers are demanding a donation to charity and an apology from Tory party vice-chairman Ben Bradley, relating to claims he tweeted that the Labour leader “sold British secrets to communist spies.”

The tweet has since been deleted after pressure from Corbyn’s legal team.

Czech out the rest of the PMQs below:

The Sun published claims by a former Czech agent — Jan Sarkocy — that Corbyn was an asset named ‘Agent Cobb’ during the Cold War. Sarkocy told the paper that he met Corbyn on several occasions, including in the House of Commons.

Sarkocy’s allegations came under increased scrutiny after he alleged Corbyn would keep him posted on Margaret Thatcher while he was a backbencher in the ‘80s.

Svetlana Ptacnikova, director of the Czech security service archive, denied that Corbyn was or had been a paid agent. Ptacnikova told the BBC that their files indicated that Corbyn was seen as a potential contact, but he was not catalogued as an informant.

Theresa May previously addressed the allegations, stating: “It’s for individual members of parliament to be accountable for their actions in the past,” she said.

“Where there are allegations of this sort, members of parliament should be prepared to be open and transparent.”

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