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By: Jake Fogg
On Monday White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway said that President Donald Trump supports allowing testimony from Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanau’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford to be heard by the Senate.
In an interview with Fox News Conway said, “This woman should not be insulted and should not be ignored.”
Conway believes that the Senate Judiciary Committee is taking a “reasonable” approach to the recent revelation which has presented an eleventh-hour obstacle to Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Referring to the attempt to arrange for Ford to testify, Conway stated that Kavanaugh should also be heard by the committee again on the same issue.
Kellyanne Conway said that she had spoken to President Trump, Senator Lindsey Graham and others and asserted that Ford “will be heard”, although at the time it was unclear how that would transpire.
Brandon Straka has been banned from Facebook for sharing the fact that he would be appearing on Alex Jones's InfoWars. The severe punishment is to last until after Straka's planned march on Washington later in October, only one week before the mid term elections.
In recent months the Social Media giant has taken a hard-line stance against many high-profile members from the conservative community. Straka is particularly unique in that he only recently came from the left after he realized that the Democrat party is not the "inclusive" party it claims to be. On the contrary the party has been taken over by hard leftists who have no interest in allowing open political discourse without violence.
By: Jake Fogg
Yesterday Breitbart released a damaging video of a Google internal meeting whereby top executives and co-founders discussed manipulating information on the internet. The video was the weekly meeting of the organization following the 2016 election of Donald Trump.
The leaked media is disturbing in that the Google executives show their outright disdain for Americans who voted for Donald Trump. The meeting was essentially dedicated to bashing Trump supporters and outlining Google’s commitment to data manipulation in order to ensure that 2016 election results never again occur.
It is said that the right to bear arms insures the freedom speech, but YouTube has decided against both. Cody Wilson, publisher of 3-D printed gun plans, has been censored by the court, and now by YouTube, who banned a press conference video (shown in this article) from his account.
According to Washington Free Beacon, Wilson said that the video-sharing platform banned the video which announced that he would be selling the gun blueprints as well as a fundraising for his continuing legal battle over the publication of the same blueprints.
By: Jake Fogg
In an interview with Politico, yesterday Twitter warned that even President Donald Trump could be banned for abusive behavior. CEO Jack Dorsey and Twitter’s legal and policy chief Vijaya Gadde were in a side-by-side discussion with the leftist news organization.
Twitter’s rules against vitriolic statements, which generally lean against users on the right, offer a little leeway to public leaders because their statements are considered as newsworthy, but according to Vijaya Gadde, “it is not a blanket exception for the president or anyone else.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center(SPLC) is an organization known for targeting Conservative and Christian organizations as a “hate” groups. Claiming “Social Justice” status, the so-called civil-rights group has been mired in controversy since even before the organization was founded mainly due to its co-founder Morris Dees.
Many of the organizations unfairly targeted by the SPLC have lost funding, business, and advertising as a result of its propaganda. Yet, to be sure, Morris Dees himself is a complete contradiction of SPLC’s alleged mission.
Most who are aware of the dark matters surrounding the SPLC propaganda machine know, for example that in 1961 Dees willingly took money from the KKK to defend Klansmen who attacked a bus of black and white freedom fighters in Montgomery, AL.
A Colorado man may have found a way to save the cannabis supplement industry from huge losses inflicted by a major pharmaceuticals company that just acquired FDA approval to sell a CBD based drug on the market.
Attorneys familiar with federal regulatory matters expect GW Pharmaceuticals to soon pressure the FDA to shut down producers of cannabidiol (CBD).
An embattled union president has been accused of sexual misconduct in a lawsuit.
An official with Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West accused union president David Regan of sexual misconduct in a lawsuit.
Mindy Sturge, a former coordinator with SEIU-UHW, accuses Regan and the union of fostering "a discriminatory workplace" and of inappropriately touching and texting female workers. The misconduct, the suit says, was pervasive throughout the labor organization. Sturge said the union ignored allegations of harassment and tacitly accepted hostile conditions for female employees.
"This conduct was engaged in by senior SEIU-UHW managers and directors, including but expressly not limited to [director Marcus] Hatcher and Regan," the suit, which was obtained by Payday Report, says. The filing adds that the behavior was "unwelcome, regular, and pervasive."
"Despite reports of this behavior, SEIU-UHW took no action to discipline Hatcher or others who created a hostile work environment, nor did SEIU-UHW undertake an investigation of the workplace or of Hatcher's behavior until after Sturge had been assaulted by Hatcher," it says.
An SEIU-UHW spokesman denied the allegations, saying the case is "without merit." The union said it takes sexual harassment complaints seriously and took swift action against Hatcher, hiring an outside law firm to investigate the allegations. It immediately fired Hatcher for violating fraternization policies at the conclusion of the investigation.
"We don't believe the lawsuit has merit and we intend to defend the organization," the spokesman said in an email. "We stand by the actions the organization took in handling that matter."
Sturge's attorney Kyra Subbotin said her client still believes in the mission of the union and that she wanted to handle the matter internally, but union leadership "preferred to fight this matter in the courts." She said other female members have approached Sturge to support the case.
"The union should have suspended him immediately when Ms. Sturge made the complaint. He [Hatcher] still showed up at union events that my client was at," Subbotin said. "They didn't handle this right."
The SEIU-UHW spokesman said Regan spearheaded the response to the complaint and has acted to create a safe environment for all workers. He acknowledged that Regan and Sturge had had a "brief argument" in the past, but that the disagreement in "no way was harassment or berating or retaliation."
"Dave Regan led the union's response to this employee's complaint and took decisive action to address it in authorizing the outside investigation immediately and terminating Hatcher for violating our harassment and fraternization policy as soon as we got the results of that investigation," the spokesman said. "Under Dave's leadership, the union has strong harassment policies in place and took this matter very seriously, engaging outside experts on harassment who conducted multiple trainings, first for managers and then for all staff, to heighten our commitment to a harassment-free environment."
"Unions are supposed to protect employees…They have not addressed the ongoing issues of this workplace," Subbotin said. "My client believes in the mission of the union and she's really sorry she had to file this lawsuit to accomplish what needs to be accomplished…membership dues are being spent on defending this type of conduct."
Attempts to reach Marcus Hatcher were unsuccessful. Several public phone numbers associated with Hatcher were disconnected, and one that was active went unanswered; it did not allow for messages.
Regan's conduct as the head of the union, which boasts 100,000 members, has come under scrutiny in recent days. On Tuesday, the Sacramento Bee reported that the union leader shoved Democratic assemblyman Rich Bloom at a restaurant.
The union spokesman, who said he was there during the alleged incident, denied any altercation took place. He said Regan was provoked by a passerby but that the dispute was resolved without any physical confrontation.
"There was no physical altercation and nobody was asked to leave the restaurant," the spokesman said.
Bloom did not return request for comment.
SEIU, which boasts one of the highest percentage of female members in the labor movement, has made combating sexual harassment a centerpiece in its activism in the service and restaurant industries. Despite its rhetoric, the union has found itself at the center of a number of allegations that have led to the resignation of a number of top officials, according to Mike Elk of Payday Report. The most prominent came in October 2017 when union vice president Scott Courtney resigned following misconduct allegations. SEIU president Mary Kay Henry condemned Courtney, who led the Fight for $15 movement, in the aftermath.
"There is no place in our organization for conduct that violates our Code of Ethics. Such conduct does not reflect who we are or represent the values that guide the important work we do every day for working people, our families, and communities," Henry said at the time.
Some labor watchdogs said the piling up of allegations against top officials paint a different picture. Peter List, a former union organizer who now works as a management-side consultant, said these types of suits point to a problem that goes beyond individual offenders.
"SEIU claims it is one of the most progressive unions in the country. Yet, since the emergence of the #MeToo movement, the union has had several sexual predators in their leadership ranks that have either been forced to resign or been fired outright," List said. "The current and prior allegations against Regan appear to be just the latest examples of seemingly deviant behavior in the union's senior leadership."
The national SEIU did not return request for comment.