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Facebook Sells Disabled Iraq Vet $300,000 In Ads, Then Deletes His Influential Pages

Facebook banned several pages operated by disabled by Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage, after he says he spent $300,000 on advertising. The social media giant removed without warning Kolfage’s Right Wing News and Military Grade Coffee Company (which donates 10% of all profits to veteran organizations), in a site-wide effort to crack down on “misinformation” on the network.

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Right Wing News alone had over 3 million followers at the time of its banning.

According to his new wesbite, Kolfage, a triple amputee, explains: 

I’m not a “conservative.” I’m not a “liberal.” I’m an American, with deep beliefs in what our country stands for. I proved this by vowing to protect and fighting for Americas greatest tenet: free speech.

Many Americans have fought for these political freedoms … freedom of speech … and every American has enjoyed those freedoms … UNTIL TODAY. On October 11, 2018, Facebook shut down thousands of Facebook accounts for their political opinions, saying in effect that they don’t have a “legitimate political argument.” STOP SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP NOW! Fight4freespeech.com

Kolfage says his “income as a father and husband is threatened,” and that he “invested over $300,000 in ads at Facebook’s own request,” according to Breitbart‘s Lucas Nolan.  

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In a Facebook post on his personal page, Kolfage wrote “Facebook lied, they shut down my page because it was conservative, powerful, and the elections are in 2 weeks.

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Operation Iraqi Freedom

In 2004, Kolfage was on his second deployment in Iraq when his airbase came under rocket attack. He would lose both legs and an arm as a 107mm rocket shell “exploded about three feet” away, throwing him into the air and against a wall of sandbags. 

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Airman Kolfage’s best friend was thrown from his bed during the attack. He heard the screams and rushed outside to find his friend bloody, mangled, and clinging to life. The Airman and a medic rushed to help Airman Kolfage, who was struggling to breathe with only one lung after the other had collapsed. Brian’s friend desperately tried to divert his attention from the seriousness of his injuries, but calmly, Airman Kolfage assured him that he already knew the extent of his wounds, and that he just wanted to go home to his family. –Briankolfage.com

Brian spent 11 months at Walter Reed medical center, and claims that to this day he is “still the most severely wounded Airman to survive any war.” 

Not going quietly

“If I have to roll into their headquarters and sit there with people in the media, I will,” said Kolfage of his plans to fight Facebook’s decision. “I will be there exposing everything they’ve done to me and my family and our employees. We’re going to take legal action if we don’t get our pages back. It’s just going to turn into a sloppy mess for them. I think they’ve underestimated what they’re dealing with, attacking me, attacking conservatives in general, right before the elections. Never once did Facebook come to us to say there was any issue with RWN or our other pages. Never. But they sure loved taking our money.” 

Source: ZeroHedge

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Dead Nevada Brothel Owner Expected To Crush Democrat In Nov. Election

Despite the slightly unorthodox fact that he is dead, infamous brothel owner Dennis Hof will remain on the ballot (since officials in the Silver State say it’s too late to change the printed ballots since they’ve already been mailed out for early voting) and is expected to win by a landslide in the forthcoming Nevada state legislature elections.

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The so-called “Trump from Pahrump,” who appeared in the HBO documentary series Cathouse, owned a strip club and five legal brothels in Nevada including the Bunny Ranch, was found dead on Tuesday, hours after his 72nd birthday party (attended by such varied guests as porn star Ron Jeremy, the controversial sheriff and Trump ally Joe Arpaio, and the anti-tax activist Grover Norquist).

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As The Guardian reports, Hof was running for a seat in a heavily Republican district and had been favored to win…

“I feel very comfortable predicting that he is still going to win the election on 6 November,” his campaign manager, Chuck Muth, said in an interview, adding that Republicans had a 2-to-1 advantage over Democrats in the state assembly district in terms of voter registration.

In a June interview from one of his brothels, Hof said his political fortunes had parallels with those of the US president.

“This really is the Trump movement,” Hof said in the interview at Moonlite Bunny Ranch, his brothel near his home in Pahrump. “People will set aside for a moment their moral beliefs, their religious beliefs, to get somebody that is honest in office.”

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If he is elected, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported, the vacancy that spans constituencies in multiple counties will be filled via a joint meeting process headed by county commissioners.

“There are a lot of Republicans who were uncomfortable voting for Dennis because of the nature of his business and they now know that he is not the one who will be serving,” Muth said.

“They will feel much more comfortable casting the ballot for him knowing there will be another Republican to replace him,” he added.

The Guardian reports that the Democratic candidate for the seat, Lesia Romanov, was not immediately available for comment.

Source: ZeroHedge

After UAE ‘Murder Squad’ Revelations, How Many More Private US Hit Teams Are Working For Gulf Regimes?

“There was a targeted assassination program in Yemen. I was running it. We did it” confessed Hungarian Israeli security contractor Abraham Golan who heads the Delaware-based military contractor Spear Operations Group to BuzzFeed News as part of a lengthy new tell-all exposing an outrageous story of US covert ops gone wild.

Except the bombshell report is not exactly about covert ops, but about the even less regulated underbelly and shady world of American special forces and intelligence operatives going “free agent” and contracted by uber-wealthy American Gulf allies who are building their own private armies to operate off the books assassination teams

“The revelations that a Middle East monarchy hired Americans to carry out assassinations comes at a moment when the world is focused on the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia.”  BuzzFeed

Now that the world is finally waking up to the truly ruthless and murderous machinations of America’s favorite “oil and gas” Gulf autocratic sheikdoms, especially in light of the newly emerged grisly details of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death and dismemberment by a Saudi assassination squad, we must ask: are the new BuzzFeed UAE ‘kill team’ revelations but the tip of the iceberg? Surely there are more such ex-Special Forces groups flush with Gulf cash and patronage out there with a license to kill? The stunning details of the BuzzFeed investigation suggest so — this may not be an uncommon phenomenon.

Green Beret, Navy SEAL, and CIA paramilitary veterans were hired under the aegis of Spear Operations Group to become what BuzzFeed describes as the private “murder squad” for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (MBZ).

Starting in 2015 the UAE sent a group of about a dozen mostly American private contractors to Yemen to conduct targeted killings of prominent clerics and political figures who had run afoul crown prince MBZ in the war-torn country, where the Emirati military has played a lead role in the ongoing Saudi coalition bombing campaign. 

Abraham Golan, the leader of the group and founder of the small American private contractor firm Spear Operations Group, first offered his services to key advisers of the crown prince, including former head of security for the Palestinian Authority turned UAE security chief Mohammed Dahlan.

After a deal was successfully struck, the Americans were handed a mission to “disrupt and destruct” Yemen’s al-Islah party, which Golan described as “a political branch of a terrorist organization” – considered an archenemy political movement to the UAE for its outlawed Muslim Brotherhood ties. Crucially, Al-Islah is one of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi’s top allies in the south of Yemen, which presents the pressing question BuzzFeed poses: “Who is a terrorist and who is a politician, and who chooses?” And further, “What is a new form of warfare and what is just old-fashioned murder for hire?”

The American “assassination squad” received $1.5 million a month for confirmed kills and undisclosed bonuses at various intervals for successful operations  an initial budge which worked out to $25,000 a month for each man, or about $830 a day – plus bonuses. To give a veneer of legal protections and immunity to the contractors, the UAE actually commissioned the group as officers in the UAE military, with equipment provided via Abu Dhabi sources. Golan had requested official rank, including UAE uniforms and ID for “juridical reasons” according to the BuzzFeed report

Illustrating that the group of mercenaries were possibly tied to the CIA, whether officially or unofficially, three sources familiar with the operation told BuzzFeed that one of the kill team contractors had been part of the CIA’s “ground branch” – Langley’s own special forces paramilitary team. Sources further said another was actually still active as a SEAL in the Navy Reserve and possessed a top-secret clearance — something apparently US law overlooks so long as the service member has “reserve” status.

The group would receive active “target lists” through the UAE military chain of command while en route to Yemen. Golan detailed this process to BuzzFeed in the following

During that flight, Gilmore recalled, a uniformed Emirati officer briefed them and handed them a hit list — 23 cards with 23 names and 23 faces. Each card featured rudimentary intelligence: the person’s role in Yemeni politics, for example, or grid coordinates for a residence or two.

Gilmore said some were members of Al-Islah, some were clerics, and some were out-and-out terrorists — but he conceded he couldn’t be sure.

One high profile target which the team went into Yemen on an assassination mission was Anssaf Ali Mayo, the local leader of al-Islah.

The mission went awry when on December 29, 2015 the team was planting an explosive device Mayo’s office and one of the team members began shooting at an unknown threat in the street. With a hiccup in the plans the group wasn’t able to get 100% confirmation that they killed Mayo in the blast, as he was said to have later emerged in public and there were local reports he left the scene ten minutes prior to the bomb going off. The shrapnel-laced bomb was meant to kill everyone in the office.

BuzzFeed actually obtained and published drone footage of the Mayo operation.

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Concerning other Yemeni figures subsequently killed in mysterious assassinations which locals had long suspected the UAE as being part of, Buzzfeed questioned one of the American operatives that had been on the team

When BuzzFeed News read Gilmore the names of some of the dead, he nodded in recognition at two of them — “I could probably recognize their faces” — and said they were among the team’s targets. But he said he hadn’t been involved in killing them.

Golan said his team killed several of the dead but refused to give an exact number or names. But after their first semi-botched mission, the mercenaries rebooted.

In separate confirmation of the spree of assassinations inside Yemen suggesting just how noticeable and extensive were the possible number of clerics the American contractors may have taken out, The New Arab reports, “In April, Minister of Religious Endowment Ahmed Attiya said the killings were ‘systematic’ and that more than 50 clerics had left Yemen so far, fleeing to countries such as Egypt and Jordan.”

One question that remains is: who knows how many other private assassination squads that are running around the region offing the political enemies of deep-pocketed Gulf monarchs continue to operate?

Source: ZeroHedge

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Khashoggi Murder Suspect Dies In “Suspicious Car Accident”

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NPC Meme Triggers Mass Programmed Response From Commie Thought Leaders

The “weaponized autists” at 4Chan have done it again, because they can; a new meme suggesting that liberals are soulless idiots who can’t think for themselves has gone viral. The concept compares Democrats to “non-playable characters,” or NPCs – the recurring characters in video games with repetitive lines and limited knowledge. Lack of an “inner voice” is a dead giveaway that someone may be an NPC.

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The NPC meme essentially meant to ridicule the post-election perpetual outrage culture in which liberals simply parrot the latest talking points from their favorite pundits, who do their thinking for them. 

The 4chan version is a simple greyed out, expressionless face known as “NPC Wojak” – which has triggered the left so hard that Twitter conducted a mass-banning campaign for accounts promoting the meme, and the New York Times wrote an entire article trying to figure it out. 

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The Times writes of the Twitter bans:  

Over the weekend, Twitter responded by suspending about 1,500 accounts associated with the NPC trolling campaign. The accounts violated Twitter’s rules against “intentionally misleading election-related content,” according to a person familiar with the company’s enforcement process. The person, who would speak only anonymously, was not authorized to discuss the decision. –NYT

There is precisely zero evidence that the accounts were spreading “intentionally misleading election-related content,” so we’re just going to have to take Twitter’s word for it.

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Origins: 

According to KnowYourMeme, the NPC meme was created in 2016 after an anonymous 4chan user made a threat titled “are you an NPC?” to the /v/ video games board.

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On September 5th, 2018, several threads were submitted to 4chan discussing people who did not have an “inner-voice.” In the comments sections, many described those who do not have an internal monologue as “NPCs.” On September 7th, a grey-colored variation of Wojak began appearing in threads about NPCs (shown below). KnowYourMeme

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The triggering begins…

After the meme began to spread, Twitter user @brightabyss accused those who “refer to living humans being as NPCs” as being “facist”

And according to KnowYourMeme, “On September 15th, Twitter user @DreddByDawn tweeted that NPC was “dog whistle” used by “fascists.” The same day, Twitter user @Sharessan accused a centrist of being a “fascist in denial” after labeling them an NPC. Meanwhile, Twitter user @stackflow33 tweeted a screenshot of the tweets along with the message “What the fuck is even going on anymore? Lmao.””

Angry NPCs Twitter users continued their opposition to the meme, telling users to “report and block” anyone using the “dehumanizing” NPC meme.

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Once the meme reached critical mass, it was only a matter of time before Silicon Valley did something about it:

And before they’re totally scrubbed from the internet, here are a few NPC memes that slipped through the cracks:

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NPCs are even getting ready for Halloween:

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More:

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Laugh ‘Til You Puke

Stormy Daniels Lawsuit Dismissed, Trump Entitled To Legal Fees

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“No amount of spin or commentary by Stormy Daniels or her lawyer, Mr. Avenatti, can truthfully characterize today’s ruling in any way other than total victory for President Trump”

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(Western Rifle Shooters Association)

Trump Vows To Go After “Horseface” Stormy Daniels And Avenatti; Stormy Responds “Game On, Shorty” 

Human 2.0 Is Almost Here: The Transhumanism Agenda Just Went Mainstream

“Our technology, our machines, is part of our humanity,” author, computer scientist, and inventor Ray Kurzweil once said. “We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings.” In the past few years, there has been considerable discussion around the idea we are slowly merging with our technology, that we are becoming transhuman, with updated abilities, including enhanced intelligence, strength, and awareness.

Considering Kurzweil’s words is a good place to begin this discussion. It’s no secret that Google has transhumanistic aspirations. In 2011, Steven Levy made this bold statement about the company in the book, In the Plex: “From the very start, its founders saw Google as a vehicle to realize the dream of artificial intelligence in augmenting humanity.” Naturally, it makes sense Google would bring on Kurzweil to be its Director of Engineering in 2012. For years, Kurzweil has been pushing the cultural conversation toward the idea of human transcendence with thought-provoking books: The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.

Although Kurzweil has gained much notoriety for proposing provocative ideas in the latter book, such as, “The Singularity will represent the culmination of the merger of our biological thinking and existence with our technology, resulting in a world that is still human but that transcends our biological roots,” the term “singularity” originated in a 1993 essay, The Coming Technological Singularity, by science fiction author and professor Vernor Vinge.

To truly grasp the significance of Vinge’s thinking, it’s important to realize where we were as a society in the early 1990s. Back then, the invention of smartphones and social media platforms were years away. The Internet itself, now so vital to all aspects of our life — communication, commerce, and entertainment — was in its infancy. Yet, here was Vinge boldly proclaiming: “Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.

Just consider: Here we are, a little shy of 30 years from Vinge’s prediction and the reality of transhumanism has not just caught on with the general public as a distinct possibility — it has become a living, breathing reality. Recently, Michael Ashley, my coauthor of the upcoming book, Uber Yourself Before You Get Kodaked: A Modern Primer on A.I. for the Modern Business, and I sought to tap into the cultural zeitgeist on this subject by interviewing Ben Goertzel. Goertzel is just the right person to speak about human potential in the age of A.I. The founder and CEO of SingularityNET, Goertzel is also the chairman of the Artificial General Intelligence Society and the OpenCog Foundation. Along with David Hanson of Hanson Robotics, Goertzel co-created Sophia, the first robot to gain national citizenship.

Source: by Neil Shota | Forbes