Google Strikes $9.4 Million Settlement With FTC For Paying DJs And Influencers To Praise Phones They Never Touched – TechDirt 12/2/22

Source: TechDirt.com

The FTC and four state attorneys general this week struck a $9.4 million settlement with Google over allegations that Google covertly paid celebrities money to promote a phone none of them had ever used.

The FTC’s announcement states that the agency had previously filed suit against Google and iHeartMedia for airing nearly 29,000 deceptive endorsements by radio personalities and influencers, promoting their use of and experience with Google’s Pixel 4 phone in 2019 and 2020. The FTC and state AGs said the DJs and influencers had never actually so much as touched the phones, violating truth in advertising rules…

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Extras in the Film of Life – ValerieProtopapas 12/2/22

Source: LewRockwell.com

I enjoy a good disaster film. Movies such as San Andreas, Independence Day, Godzilla (in all its many manifestations!) and other such “block busters” are good fun on a rainy afternoon. This is especially true these days when the industry’s present “special effects” give great reality to situations that in earlier days were simply never attempted or if attempted, poorly achieved! Of course, while we watch the ongoing havoc in the film, we are naturally concentrating on the main characters. I remember two particular scenes in San Andreas,  the earthquake taking place in a restaurant in a skyscraper and a tsunami entering San Francisco. Both show the deaths of many people in those two settings as well as the escape of some of the main characters from the mayhem! Of course, one focuses on the main characters, the others – the “extras” are simply consigned to their part of the narrative –  usually death in great numbers! Occasionally, however, there are characters one meets earlier in the film that are then reintroduced before they die. For instance, the tsunami scenes show an elderly couple who had met the main characters earlier on being crushed by the liner, Queen Elizabeth that had been flipped over on top them by the wave! But aside from those infrequent “other people of interest,” for which the audience is expected to display at least a few moments of interest and remorse, the rest of the “deceased” are nothing more than “background” and those who play them in the film are even called “extras” because they have no lines to speak other than the occasional scream.

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US Pharma Giant Partners with Marvel to Create Comic that Urges People to get Their Covid Vaccine and be an ‘Everyday Hero’ – DailyMail 10/6/22

Source: DailyMail.co.uk

Pfizer has partnered with Marvel to create a comic book to urge people to get their Covid booster vaccines and be an ‘everyday hero’.

The PR stunt comes amid a sluggish autumn jab rollout that has seen less than one in 20 eligible Americans receive their Omicron-specific shot.

Pfizer is also pushing for its new bivalent booster vaccine to be approved for children aged five to 11.

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Marvel Heads Revealed to be Closely Connected to Israeli Intelligence – MintPressNews 9/23/22

Source: MintPressNews.com

Earlier this month, activists and comic book fans alike were in uproar over Marvel Studios’ announcement that Israeli actress Shira Haas will play Zionist superhero Sabra in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Captain America: New World Order. Many Palestine advocates accused Marvel’s decision to add Sabra to the MCU as exalting Israeli abuse and war crimes.

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The Toxic Agendas and the Blatant Occult Symbolism of the 2022 VMAs – VigilantCitizen 8/31/22

Source: VigilantCitizen.com

The 2022 VMAs was a non-stop barrage of agenda-pushing and blatant symbolism that simply cannot be ignored. It was a reflection of the highly toxic climate of today’s pop culture, one that has been weaponized for indoctrination. Here’s how Lil Nas X, Nicki Minaj, BLACKPINK, Bad Bunny, Anitta and others were used in this sad spectacle.

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Entertainment Companies Start Dumping Woke Content As Viewership Tumbles – Zerohedge 8/7/22

Source: Zerohedge.com

They’ll never admit to it openly, but getting woke makes companies broke.  Hollywood has been overtly progressive for decades, but this is nothing compared to the social justice invasion since 2016.  After around five years of an unprecedented leftist onslaught on the entertainment industry we are finally starting to see the rampage lose oxygen.  There’s a weakness within woke productions that the alternative media has been pointing out for a long time – They don’t make a profit because they are designed to appease a minority of leftist zennials that don’t have any money.  This is the wrong crowd to rely on for cash flow.

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‘Sesame Street’ Pushes COVID Vaccine for Children Under the Age of Five – NationalFile 6/28/22

Source: NationalFile.com

Elmo received a COVID-19 vaccine in a recent “Sesame Street” PSA that encourages parents to vaccinate their children. The PBS program later repeated the same pro-vaccine message on its official Twitter page, as did the “Elmo” verified account.

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NFL Embraces LGBTQ+, Gun ‘Ban’, Jan. 6, Other Liberal Causes While Ignoring Conservative Views – OutKick 6/15/22

Source: OutKick.com

The NFL during the 2022 offseason? It is admittedly about big trades (Davante Adams, Matt Ryan), big contracts for receivers (A.J. Brown, Adams, Tyreek Hill, Stefon Diggs and others), and big contracts for the stars (Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald) who helped the Los Angeles Rams win the Super Bowl.

The NFL of the 2022 offseason is, in other words, much about what we’ve all come to expect of the most popular sports league in America.

But it’s also about some other things.

Controversial things.

Divisive things.

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US Court Orders Every ISP in the United States to Block Illegal Streaming Sites – TorrentFreak 5/2/22

Source: TorrentFreak.com

More than a decade after U.S. lawmakers scuttled the controversial SOPA legislation that would’ve required ISPs to block pirate sites, a US court has demonstrated that the ability to block sites has been available all along. Injunctions issued in response to lawsuits against three pirate streaming services require every ISP in the United States to prevent subscribers from accessing them.

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EU Reaches Agreement on Digital Services Act, Including New Takedown Rules – TorrentFreak 4/25/22

Source: TorrentFreak.com

The EU has reached an agreement on the final text of the Digital Services Act (DSA). The new legislation sets clear guidelines for how online platforms and services must prevent abuse and the spread of illegal and harmful content. The DSA will help to keep “big tech” accountable and also comes with some new rules and requirements for takedown notices.

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Google Voluntarily Removes More Pirate Sites From its Search Results – TorrentFreak 4/24/22

Source: TorrentFreak.com

Over the past months, it has become clear that Google is voluntarily helping rightsholders to tackle online piracy. The search giant has now removed another batch of ‘pirate site’ URLs from its results in the Netherlands, just days after a local ISP was ordered to block them. While it’s a big step to take, Google hasn’t yet commented on the matter.

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Drag Syndrome, Another TikTok Frontier of Degeneracy – AmericanGreatness 4/22/22

Source: AmGreatness.com

When anything sacred must be debauched, there are no limits to the charade of liberating oneself from taboos.

In 2019, a performance by a dance troupe at the Tanglefoot Building in Grand Rapids attracted controversy after the site’s owner canceled the event. The reason was that the troupe was composed of drag queens and kings, and all were adults with Down Syndrome. The event space owner was Peter Meijer, then a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives. After brief outrage, the story was forgotten, but Drag Syndrome has continued to market their “craft” through—what else?—TikTok. 

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Perception vs. Reality – MichaelSnyder 4/5/22

Source: TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com

If you only get your news from the mainstream media, you would be tempted to believe that global conditions are relatively stable right now.  Yes, there is a war between Russia and Ukraine, but the mainstream media is assuring us that Ukraine is winning that war.  Other than that, the mainstream media seems to think that everything is just fine.  Of course the truth is that our planet is facing a whole host of extremely challenging problems at the moment.  The UN has warned that we are entering the worst global food crisis since World War II, inflation has started to spiral out of control all over the world, the war in Ukraine is making our supply chain nightmares even worse and an absolutely horrifying bird flu plague is killing millions upon millions of chickens and turkeys.

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Humilitainment: How to Control the Citizenry Through Reality TV Distractions – JohnWhitehead 3/28/22

Source: Rutherford.org

Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours…. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility.”—Professor Neil Postman

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