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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat mute after being confronted by a shareholder over anti-conservative bias

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg sits mute when confronted over anti-conservative bias by shareholder By Joe Newby - June 22, 2016  On Monday, the National Center for Public Policy Research said that=. “It was amateur hour as chaos and disorganization ruled the day at today’s Facebook meeting,” said National Center Free Enterprise Project Director Justin Danhof, Esq, according to a press release issued by the group. “From the beginning – when the meeting didn’t even start on time – to the company’s inability to follow its own guidelines and agenda for the meeting, it was clear that Facebook’s management team had little respect for its investors in attendance. And the company’s continued denial that it has ever been biased against conservatives flies in the face of reality.” “Despite the company’s protestations, it is quite clear that it continues to mistreat conservative groups and individuals. Most conservatives have known for years that Facebook is biased against them, but the evidence was largely anecdotal,” Danhof added. “However, in May, former Facebook workers went on the record and confirmed those suspicions, telling Gizmodo that the company routinely suppresses conservative news. Facebook was caught with its hand in the cookie jar and held one meeting with Glenn Beck and a few other conservatives to try to calm the waters. Today, we put Mr. Zuckerberg and the rest of Facebook’s leadership team on notice that one meeting with a few conservatives does not make up for the continuing mistreatment of conservative individuals and organizations.” Here’s part of the question Danhof put to Zuckerberg: Whether you’re willing to admit the company has a bias problem or if you think bias is merely a matter of perception, the fact is that perception is very often reality. Facebook has an extra duty to overcome this problem now that the company have been called out by former employees for targeting conservatives. My question is this: what affirmative steps are in place to increase transparency regarding Facebook’s news section and its removal of pages and posts, and what do you have to say to the conservative individuals and groups who have been harmed – and continue to be harmed – by the company’s bias actions? The entire question Danhof prepared can be seen here. Unfortunately, it was cut short because Facebook only allowed questioners one minute, despite having a small audience and the fact that most companies allow three minutes for questions. Zuckerberg, Danhof said, sat mute and referred the question to another executive, who claimed that Facebook’s internal investigation exonerated the company. Nevertheless, that executive said Facebook is making changes to its trending news section. “Why is Facebook making the change (if) there is nothing wrong?” Danhof asked. “When Facebook was caught red-handed targeting conservatives, the company self-selected a few conservative folks, held a meeting, and then thought the issue was over. If any conservative was likewise convinced that the issue is over and that Facebook is now playing it straight, today’s meeting should cause them pause. I am now more convinced that if Facebook employees are targeting conservatives – and there are legions of examples of this occurring – that Zuckerberg wouldn’t have a clue that it’s happening,” Danhof said. “Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg clearly moves in an elitist Silicon Valley circle in which conservative thought and opinion is verboten. While it’s totally fine for him to engage in extreme leftwing politics and public policy issues in his personal life, as the CEO of a company whose role in the media landscape is growing, he should be aware that his personal actions are often applied to Facebook’s brand,” Danhof added. “If Zuckerberg’s goal is to make Facebook a media platform on par with MSNBC and the New York Times – where only far-left thought is allowed – then he should just be honest with his investors and consumers and say so. But if the company is going to claim that it presents the news objectively, it certainly has a long way to go.” Issues like this are the reason that Adina Kutnicki, an investigative journalist based in Israel, and I wrote “Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad.” That book, endorsed by Pam Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, is set to be released this fall. (Man In Glass House Dress In Basement)

Wilkerson was tapped to serve as a military and foreign policy adviser for the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2015

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In 2013 the former chief of staff for then-Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell suggested that Israel was responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria (No, I do not miss Bush) and now we understand: (1) why Colin Powell was pushing the Israelis out of Gaza (2) why Powell in now a Democrat (3) what was really running the GOP establishment and now apparently the radical left.
(Former Sanders adviser: 'Israel will be eliminated' By David Rosenberg)  Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who earlier in the campaign had advised Bernie Sanders, claims Israel will be 'eliminated'. Retired US Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson is no stranger to controversy, with a legacy of questionable statements on Israel and the US government. In 2013 the former chief of staff for then-Secretary of State Colin Powell suggested that Israel was responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. In 2007 Wilkerson appeared in a Dutch documentary, claiming that American foreign policy was dominated by “the Jewish lobby”. Despite his history of inflammatory rhetoric and frequent conspiracy theories, Wilkerson was tapped to serve as a military and foreign policy adviser for the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2015. In the wake of yet another controversial interview, however, it appears that the Sanders campaign dropped Wilkerson, a point Wilkerson noted while speaking earlier this month to The Real News Network. “The last time I spoke this way on your show, I compromised my ability to work for the Bernie Sanders Campaign. So now I’ve probably foreclosed my ability to work for anyone.” True to form, the former Sanders adviser made yet another series of over-the-top claims during the interview, asserting among other things that Israel had “captured” the US government, a common claim employed by fringe elements and white supremacists. “[T]he ultra-right wing of Israel has captured AIPAC, and AIPAC has captured the United States Congress. And to a certain extent the oval office as well.” While Wilkerson dedicated much of his criticism to Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, he also claimed that Zionism per se sought to dominate much of the Middle East, with designs on Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. "So the future for Israel, as contemplated by Netanyahu, is a greater Israel. Having secured the West Bank. Jerusalem as its capital, perhaps gotten Gaza back, parts of Lebanon, parts of Syria that’s now looking like it’s falling apart. And parts if not all of Jordan. This is Netanyahu’s ultimate goal. This is the Zionist ultimate goal. And so, that’s very dangerous because it’s not tenable. What you’re going to have is you’re going to have a one state solution. That state is going to be increasingly apartheid as the West Bank and Jerusalem are now." Wilkerson frequently invoked comparisons to apartheid-ridden South Africa, and asserted that Israel was doomed to annihilation by either the international community or its Arab neighbors. "And as Israel proper is becoming more and more alike, that state’s going to be apartheid, it’s going to be untenable, it’s going to be eliminated by the international community if not the 350 to 400 million people around it who are opposed to it." Wilkerson went on to offer his views on internal Israeli politics, blaming Binyamin Netanyahu and the Likud party for the 1995 assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. "The current ultra-right wing leadership in Israel under Bibi Netanyahu - to give a historical context - actually probably contributed to the tension and the incredible shift in political momentum in Israel that lead to the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. It’s not going too far to say that Netanyahu and his group created the circumstances that produced the assassin." Prime Minister Rabin was assassinated in 1995 by Yigal Amir, an opponent of the nascent Oslo Accords unaffiliated with the Likud party.
Listen to this clip of Colin Powell's former Chief-of-Staff, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, being interviewed on 'progressive media' channel, Current TV, which was founded by former Vice-President Al Gore, who sold it for $500 million a few months ago to Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera. h/t 
Retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, who was Colin Powell's chief of staff during the Bush administration, talks with Cenk Uygur about how President Obama should handle early evidence that Syria may have used chemicals weapons. "I think the president's statement was very circumspect, very prudent," Wilkerson says. "We don't know what the chain of custody is. This could've been an Israeli false flag operation, it could've been an opposition in Syria, ... or it could've been an actual use by [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad. But we certainly don't know with the evidence we've been given. And what I'm hearing from the intelligence community is that that evidence is really flakey."

MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF WMDS WERE FOUND IN IRAQ @RealDonaldTrump

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One of the biggest knocks against George W Bush is that he lied about WMDs in Iraq.  Even today, liberals still spew those lies.  Before the Iraq War started under Bush, trailer load after trailer load of what is suspected to have beenWMDs were moved from Iraq to Syria.  But even with all that movement, large amounts of weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq.  The CIA was even able to buy 400 Borak rockets filled with pure Sarin gas.  And on top of that, our troops found 5,000 WMDs that the Pentagon kept secret until last year.
The CIA is still not talking about buying WMDs in Iraq in 2005 and 2006.  They do acknowledge the number and the fact that the gas was extremely active, even though it had some age on it.  They refuse to discuss specifics.
Last year, The New York Times did an investigative piece on WMDs found by our soldiers.  Here are parts of a story I did on the subject at the time:
The soldiers at the blast center sensed something was wrong.
It was August 2008 near Taji, Iraq. They had just exploded a stack of old Iraqi artillery shells buried beside a murky lake. The blast, part of an effort to destroy munitions that could be used in makeshift bombs, uncovered more shells.
Two technicians assigned to dispose of munitions stepped into the hole. Lake water seeped in. One of them, Specialist Andrew T. Goldman, noticed a pungent odor, something, he said, he had never smelled before.He lifted a shell. Oily paste oozed from a crack. “That doesn’t look like pond water,” said his team leader, Staff Sgt. Eric J. Duling. 

The specialist swabbed the shell with chemical detection paper. It turned red — indicating sulfur mustard, the chemical warfare agent designed to burn a victim’s airway, skin and eyes.
All three men recall an awkward pause. Then Sergeant Duling gave an order: “Get the hell out.”
That led to more discoveries including one cache of 2600 rockets armed with chemical weapons.  At the time, Jarrod Lampier, a now retired Army major said that he was ordered to make a statement downplaying the find:
“’Nothing of significance’ is what I was ordered to say.”
The Times itself tried to downplay it, saying that the weapons were older ones and not newly manufactured.  To that I ask, “Are you more dead when you are run over by a 2014 BMW than when you are hit by a 1964 Ford Falcon?
Or I could quote Marisa Tomei from the movie My Cousin Vinny, when Joe Pesci ask if the pants he was wearing would be good for hunting.  Tomei said:
Imagine you’re a deer. You’re prancing along, you get thirsty, you spot a little brook, you put your little deer lips down to the cool clear water… BAM! A f###in bullet rips off part of your head! Your brains are laying on the ground in little bloody pieces! Now I ask ya. Would you give a f##k what kind of pants the son of a bitch who shot you was wearing?
I’m sorry, I just don’t see the distinction matters.  And the victims of this policy are the American soldiers who came into contact with these materials.  First of all, since the Pentagon was hiding the existence of these weapons, soldiers who stumbled upon them did not have protective clothing and the medics did not carry the proper medicines needed to treat them.
The Times found 17 servicemen and 7 Iraqi policemen who were injured by these weapons and it was discovered that American soldiers found it difficult to impossible to get treatment for injuries not recognized by the Pentagon.
George W Bush accepted the lies and criticisms against him because he felt it might be harmful to the morale of our troops and could hurt our intelligence community if the details got out.  Can even one of you say that Obama would do that?  Anyone who says yes is a liar or a fool. 
Related:

http://noahdavidsimon.blogspot.com/2008/09/chomsky-changes-his-mind-on-wmds-in.html

http://noahdavidsimon.blogspot.com/2014/01/those-wmds-tapes-from-late-dictators.html

http://noahdavidsimon.blogspot.com/2013/06/there-were-no-wmds-in-iraq.html

http://noahdavidsimon.blogspot.com/2011/02/san-diego-port-director-claims-wmd.html

http://noahdavidsimon.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-facts-of-pollard-case-points-1-55.html

http://noahdavidsimon.blogspot.com/2012/09/elder-of-ziyon-report-assad-has-plans.html

http://noahdavidsimon.blogspot.com/2010/12/wikileaks-show-wmd-hunt-continued-in.html

http://noahdavidsimon.blogspot.com/2010/12/saddam-missing-nukes-found-another.html

http://noahdavidsimon.blogspot.com/2010/02/wmds-were-in-iraq-blood-for-oil-was-lie.html

Zukerberg @FinkD caught on an open mike telling Merkel that he was stifling negative stories about refugees

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As reported in September, he was caught on an open microphone telling German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he was working on ways to stifle negative stories about migrants in the country.
Within the last few days, many said Facebook anned them for simply posting anti-Hillary articles or articles opposed to gun control.  One writer, an investigative journalist in Israel, said she was given a three-day ban for literally nothing. She went on to say that she was placed back into “Facebook jail” just two hours after the initial ban was over.
There’s the damning video released by Shurat HaDin — The Israel Law Center.  That video documents for perhaps the first time the site’s biased treatment in favor of pages against Israel and Jews, something many have complained about for some time.
Blogger Jeff Dunetz said Monday that Facebook finally took down the anti-Israel page in Shurat HaDin’s experiment, but only after the blatant bias was exposed for all to see.  A Facebook spokesperson said it was due to a “mistake.” (MORE)

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