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Gen. McInerny – We Got Pelosi’s Laptop

Gen. McInerny – We Got Pelosi’s Laptop

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Rumble — Gen. McInerny – We Got Pelosi’s Laptop

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One, two, three…how Big Tech coordinated to take out Parler

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Today’s newsletter includes:
1)  One, two, three…how Big Tech coordinated to take out Parler
2)  Pointless Congressional Theatrics Update
3)  A warning about violence and the Boogaloo movement
4)  Will Pelosi impeach herself?
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One, two, three…how Big Tech coordinated to take out Parler
By Mike Huckabee
Perhaps the best source I can point to on what Big Broth—I mean, Big Tech, is doing to conservatives is, ironically, the non-conservative Glenn Greenwald, who has had to “go independent” because of his straightforwardness and is now on Substack,com .
Tuesday, he posted a commentary called “How Silicon Valley, In a Show of Monopolistic Force, Destroyed Parler,” which details the principles of privacy and free speech behind the social media platform and its growth after being set up in August 2018. That growth spiked dramatically after other social media censored the NEW YORK POST’s story about Hunter Biden and started deleting posts even by the President of the United States, labeling them “misinformation.” When Twitter finally terminated Trump’s access, that was enough for millions, and they started leaving in droves for Parler.
As Greenwald notes, the people behind Parler had done exactly what the social media giants had always said to do: If you don’t like the rules we impose, go start your own platform and make your own rules. But when Parler succeeded, they fought dirty to force it out of business. Just when it became the most downloaded app in the country, tech giants Apple, Amazon and Google worked seamlessly as one to abruptly remove it from the internet.
If Parler’s attorney’s are reading, Greenwald offers the perfect opening statement for when their HUGE LAWSUIT reaches court: “If one were looking for evidence to demonstrate that these tech behemoths are, in fact, monopolies that engage in anti-competitive behavior in violation of anti-trust laws, and will obliterate any attempt to compete with them in the marketplace, it would be difficult to imagine anything more compelling than how they just used their unconstrained power to utterly destroy a rising competitor.”
Greenwald tells how this unfolded, starting with a letter from Apple that said they’d received “numerous complaints” and “accusations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the illegal activities in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021, that led…to loss of life, numerous injuries, and the destruction of property.” It warned that they must submit the requested “moderation improvement plan” within 24 hours or their app would be removed from the Apple app store.
Not surprisingly, the letter was immediately leaked to BUZZFEED, which, not surprisingly, published it in full. Parler tried to communicate with Apple without success. The next day, Apple told Parler that it wouldn’t distribute apps that represent “dangerous and harmful content” and removed them. An app that’s not downloaded from the Apple store cannot be used with an iPhone. As Greenwald explains, even if the Parler app has already been downloaded, it won’t be updated, which will soon render the platform “both unmanageable and unsafe.”
Google struck Blow #2, “suspending” Parler from its Play Store, thus severely limiting users’ ability to download it onto Android phones.
The next day, Amazon delivered Blow #3, informing Parler that its web hosting service was terminating them. Parler was then, effectively, offline. Amazon said: “Because Parler cannot comply with our terms of service and poses a very real risk to public safety, we plan to suspend Parler’s account effective Sunday, January 10th…”
In a matter of just a few days, Parler went from being the most popular and fastest-growing app in the country to being banished from the internet.
Leftists, who used to be pro-free speech, are cheering the demise of Parler. Ding, dong, the First Amendment is dead!
But Parler wasn’t designed to be an echo chamber of MAGA-hatted Trump supporters. As Greenwald describes it, “The platform was created based in libertarian values of privacy, anti-surveillance, anti-data collection, and free speech.” It was for people who wanted privacy and didn’t like the idea of being “data-mined.” It was also for those who increasingly objected to the rules about what could or could not be said — and no, that doesn’t apply to calls for violence, which are against Parler’s terms of service anyway and are already illegal on any platform.
Explicit calls for violence are rampant on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (owned by Google). The Capitol breach was planned largely on Facebook and Twitter, including by members of QAnon. No participants have been found to be active on Parler.
Yet it’s the threat of more Capitol Hill-style violence that is purportedly causing Big Tech’s crackdown on Parler. Obviously, that’s just pretense for censoring conservative opinion.
Greenwald’s article is very detailed and examines Big Tech’s close relationship with politicians and the intelligence bureaucracy. It’s a must-read.
On Tuesday, Greenwald, appearing with Tucker Carlson, said Big Tech companies are “acting like nation-states,” with Facebook even setting up “committees” to decide what speech is true, false, dangerous, not dangerous. Sounds as though Winston Smith of 1984 would be right home there.
Greenwald pointed out that even world leaders who are not fans of President Trump, such as Germany’s Angela Merkel, are now speaking out about how dangerous Silicon Valley has become by “anointing itself the world media that controls and is more powerful than their democracies, because they know that’s coming for their democracies as well.”
He elaborated on what he’d said in his commentary, noting that out of the first 13 arrested for Capitol Hill violence, “a total of zero” were active on Parler. Most of the advocacy and planning had been done on Facebook, YouTube (Google) and Twitter. Yet AOC and others with power in the Democrat Party were demanding that Google and Apple “kick Parler off.” If their concern really is to stop violence, why weren’t they calling for Facebook and YouTube to be de-platformed?
Here’s one clue: Biden reportedly got ten times more money from Big Tech than Trump did. The real menace is that they’re working hand in hand now to control all expression. This is blatantly illegal and unconstitutional, but unless you want to talk about how “woke” you are and how much you still hate Trump, the plan is to leave you with cute fuzzy puppies and pictures of food. Any political or societal point of view that doesn’t get the leftist gold star will have to go.
Tucker also hosted Glenn Beck , who said he’d built his own media company in anticipation of this coming. With the current political upheaval and the technological upheaval, he said, these two powers “need each other.”
As a caution, Beck compared what’s happening to what FDR did to Japanese-Americans during World War II, confiscating their wealth, shutting their businesses and, eventually, even isolating them in camps. “You can’t have freedom of speech,” Beck explained, “if you can’t express yourself in a meaningful place.”
“This is like the Germans with the Jews behind the wall,” he said. “…This is the digital ghetto.”
Beck is taking heat, of course, for making that comparison. But as he explained, he wasn’t literally comparing the current situation to Nazi Germany, just using it as an example to show the direction things can move without constitutional protection. He issued a warning: “If you don’t stand up for free speech, you will be the one that loses it as well.”
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WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT THE CAPITOL – WAS THIS ACTUALLY A SETUP BY THE CAPITOL POLICE FOR THE PRESS?

The following observations are from a personal friend of mine.  I’ve known,  for over 30 years.  I immediately called him after reading his email to confirm he was the one who wrote it.  I trust his observations.  His brief video and the news I’ve seen back up his story.
Chuck…
Web Master: I personally don’t know this person, I was sent this information, thought it  was important that people hear and see what transpired at the Capitol from close up eyewitness, from his detailed description it sounds very much like a staged situation By Capitol Police for the press to film.. 

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Friends,
This is my eyewitness account, along with a few images from my own camera, of the Jan 6 protest at the US Capitol Building in Washington DC.
Unfortunately, we Americans have become accustomed to corruption and dishonesty from our elite leaders.  However, this day revealed to me the terrible depth of this corruption– as I witnessed the Capitol Police blatantly stage a mock “attack” by peaceful protesters, while the Police were actually encouraging the very same protesters to enter the grounds and roam freely.
While a few people did behave badly and vandalize the building, the entire media narrative requires the public to believe that an overwhelming mass of people, “stormed” the building, “breached” security lines, “over-ran” the police, and was a “violent mob”.  I will explain how this narrative is an outrageous lie deliberately staged for the media by the wickedly corrupt DC Police.
These are the facts that I witnessed:
Location/Time:  I was on the West-side of the building from 1pm to 4pm– from the beginning of the supposed mob attack, to well past the time when USAF veteran Ashlie Babbitt was shot and killed by police inside the building.
Many of the images shown by the media come from this side of the building.
My camera highlights matching the events described below are captured in this video  https://youtu.be/7HSe4Z1W7m0
  • Stage 1:
    When I arrived at the building, I was approximately 30′ from the front edge of the crowd.
    The police had an ideal defensive situation, as the Capitol building sits atop a 35’ vertical limestone wall.  To access the Capitol building from my location, you first needed to enter the courtyard 35’ above.
    o   The only route to the courtyard was through a single narrow stairwell.
    o   The cops needed only to defend the stairwell from above to contain the crowd.
    Instead of staying on the high ground, the police defied all tactical logic by going to ground level and directly engaging the peaceful crowd.

    o   Then, without warning, police began firing flash/bang grenades, tear gas, and pepper spray into the crowd.
      Prior to this attack the police made no attempt to communicate with the crowd; they did not declare “an unlawful assembly” or ask the crowd to leave—they simply attacked a peaceful crowd.
    o   A tear gas canister struck me in the head, knocking my eyeglasses to the ground.
    The police continued to abuse the crowd for 30-45 minutes, allowing the media to get the pictures and video showing the police “repelling” the supposed attack. 
    o   It is worth noting, that the police appeared to be baiting the crowd to counterattack because the only visible police were 5-10 very skinny, very unintimidating officers, (definitely NOT the Alpha-male, linebacker types you expect to be riot troops) in front of a crowd of tens of thousands.  However, the crowd remained peaceful.
    When the media had their images and it became clear that crowd was not going to attack the police or the building. 
    o   The police behavior suddenly changed from “repelling the mob” to becoming tour-guides allowing the people to climb the stairs, enter the courtyard and even enter the building.
    o   Obviously, had the protesters stayed on the ground below the courtyard stairwell the narrative of the storming, violent mob overrunning the police would have collapsed.
     Stage 2
    The last two scenes in my video are from the courtyard above the 35’ wall and immediately behind the Capitol building.
    Please watch carefully for the following:
      Everyone entering the courtyard is walking past 4 police officers standing atop the single easily defended stairwell that allows access to the ground below.  The cops are just hanging out talking, while minutes before they had been launching tear gas at the crowd.  There is no sign of aggression, urgency, or running by anyone involved.
      The mostly middle-aged normal Americans were simply walking calmly with their wives/girlfriends.  I saw many in their 50s and 60s and even one couple that had to be in the late 70s.  These are the people that the media and DC establishment would have you believe is a violent mob capable of storming and breaching police defenses.  Many of them probably couldn’t run 50 feet on flat ground.
    o   Some of these people were curious enough to enter the Capitol building and reported that cops were present inside and passively observing people walk around the building within the roped off walkways.
    The last scene–the group unfolding the gigantic American flag–was taken at 3pm, about the time Ashlie Babbitt was shot and killed inside the building.  
    o   In other words, at the peak of the claimed “mob-violence.”
    o   This scene is less than 50’ from an open door into the Capitol building that people are freely passing in/out of with police approval.
    Stage 3
    I left the Capitol building at 4pm by simply walking down the stairs and away from the building.
    This was about 3 hours after the police initially attacked the crowd with tear gas and flash/bang grenades.
    o   A reasonable person would expect that, with the National Guard already called up the previous day, the authorities would have had plenty of time to surround the building and apprehend any “rioters” trying to escape.
    o   However, I saw no police at all as I walked away from the building.
    I suspect that arresting a bunch of middle-aged “normies,” grandpas and grandmas wouldn’t have served the narrative that the police had corruptly staged.
Please pass the word and pray that God will restore our country.
I swear that all of this is true,
[Name redacted for fear of retribution]

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