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Decoding Destiny: Who Controls Your Future?

By Karen Schoen

What is Destiny? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future. Throughout your life, you always have choices to reach your goal, your success. The problem with success. Success can be good or bad. Whether the outcome is good or bad depends on? Who? That is the ultimate question. Who will control your life?

WATCH: Unsustainable – The UN’s Agenda For World Domination

The global cabals of elitists met and decided that they had a plan where the elite would control the world in the image they decide. World Economic Forum chair Klaus Schwab declared on Chinese state TV: ‘China is a model for many nations.’ Is that what you want?

Schwab said he respected China’s “tremendous” achievements at modernizing its economy over the last 40 years. (stealing American technology and manipulating their money. FYI, The Clinton cartel negotiated  with China to get our patents and technology and Bill got a donation to the Clinton Foundation.)

China is playing the Hunger Games. They have enslaved their population. Their people live in high rises in “sustainable developments aka 15 Minute Cities” The factories are at the bottom of these buildings. No car, you walk to your job. You make enough money to buy a few things and some groceries, but there are no stocked freezers. Your money is given to you by points on your Social Credit score card. If you follow the party line, your card account is green – no dollar amounts. If there is a problem, your card chip will become yellow and you are on notice with “limited mobility.” Red is “quarantine.”  During Covid a red alert was issued people were locked in their apartments. No food. No heat. No way out. A fire started. The people inside died. All men, women, and children died. The government watched. They didn’t care. Always remember their goal: DEPOPULATION by any means possible. Schwab said 10% of the population is enough.

According to Bill Gates, “The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s heading up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower [world population] by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent.” 10% X 6.8 Billion = 680,000,000 people. How many people died from Covid? Will you be fooled into taking the Covid shot? How many more will die? millions of illegals are coming to America without shots. Are  they here to replace us?

In 2014, the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) announced a moral ranking system whereby individuals, government organizations, and companies are ranked based on social credit. Comparisons have been drawn to environmental, social, and governance, or ESG, scores being used by major financial institutions and global organizations to create a type of social credit system for corporations designed to influence behavior and transform society.

Schwab wrote in 2019 that ESG scores are necessary for stakeholder capitalism. I thought we had stockholder capitalism. The stockholders, those people who invested money in your company. They owned and had a say in the company and were paid dividends. They are the risk-takers.

What is “‘Stakeholder capitalism?’ a model Schwab first proposed a half-century ago, positions private corporations follow ESG as trustees of society, and is clearly the best response to today’s social and environmental challenges,” he wrote. “We should seize this moment to ensure that stakeholder capitalism remains the new dominant model.”

I then have questions about Elon. The money to buy Twitter came from China. Elon just introduced a chip for your brain to interface with the computer making humans into cyborgs. where “Resistance is futile.”

Who will control your thoughts, suggestions, and demands? What pain will be introduced if you go off script? This chip will be interfaced with everyone and everything, from your most prized possessions to your toilet paper. Everyone will think the same, dress the same, live in the same size apartment, have the same furniture, and obey without question. This is the essence of Communism/Globalism. It is the playbook for a communist takeover. You will obey. Resistance is futile.

So exactly why did Elon buy Twitter? Could it be to gather data, making controlling the people easier? Elon expects to have the chip ready for humans in 6 months. This fits with O’Biden’s:

  • Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy September 12, 2022, and
  • 13, 2022, Now Called “‘C-DAY’ ‘BIDEN BUCKS/ Central Bank Digital Currency: (CBDC) Executive Order14067.”The article claims the order eliminates cash in favor of digital currency. Who makes money from processing digital currency? Did I hear Hunter?

Communism is the same no matter where you go. Communism has killed more people than any other ideology. Communists use different names for the same goal: Depopulation. Money, Power, Control. Communists are in both parties.

We must fight back. We must conduct oversight. Boycott. There are more of us than them. I believe America is worth saving. Do you?  Will you call your legislator and tell them, ” No Border = No Funding = No CR.  This regime is trying to destroy us, why would we fund them? Shut down the government.

©2023. Karen Schoen. All rights reserved.

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Imagine Giving Your Kid A Tech Device

By National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Amanda* sat, hunched over her laptop, her eyes red and bleary with exhaustion. She had spent the better part of her week reading tech companies’ parents’ guides and clumsily navigating through obscure safety settings on almost a dozen social media apps. The experience had made her want to chuck her laptop at the wall.

But it was worth it. It was worth it if it meant her kids would be safe online.

… Unfortunately, that was a big “if.”

Little did Amanda know that the safety settings were grossly ineffective and full of loopholes.

Little did she know that new social media apps she’d never heard of had come on the scene, and her children had downloaded those too.

Little did she know that, despite all her efforts, online dangers would find her children anyway … And Amanda would be blamed for it.

If you resonated with the above story, you are not alone.

In today’s digital age, so many parents are utterly overwhelmed by the impossible task of protecting their children online.

We know how you feel, and we want to tell you that it is not your fault.  

Further, we want to encourage you and give you hope. Because we have solutions.  

Imagine if, every time your child downloaded a new social media app or got a new tech device, you could rest easy, knowing that that app/device was already safe.

With your help, this is the world NCOSE is working to create!

Together, we are moving the tech industry to prioritize child safety and build their products to be safe by design and by default.

Here are just a few examples of major victories we’ve achieved together in the past few months alone:

Google is now automatically blurring sexually explicit images for all users and blocking sexually explicit search results for minors signed into an under 18 account—both changes we requested. Google stated, “We appreciate the feedback from survivors and subject matter experts like the National Center on Sexual Exploitation that help improve practices around online safety.”

Snapchat made numerous safety changes we requested and publicly credited NCOSE. These changes include improving detection and moderation for sexually explicit and exploitative content, defaulting content controls for new minor-aged accounts joining Family Center, increasing parent’s visibility into their child’s activity through Family Center, and creating dedicated resources on sexual abuse and exploitation (some changes pending a 2024 release date).

Apple is now automatically blurring sexually explicit images and videos for accounts age 12 and under, something we’ve been asking them to do since 2021. Furtand has made their blurring technology available for FREE to other apps accessed through iOS.

Discord, a messaging platform popular with teens, made multiple safety changes we requested, including activating higher safety settings by default, updating their content policies to more specifically ban various types of child sexualization and exploitation, and offering parental controls for the first time.

And so much more!

Will you partner with us to keep building a world where all children are safe online?

We’re so grateful for the part you’ve already played in helping us achieve this progress. Now, we’d like to invite you to take an even more active role by giving monthly to provide sustainable fuel for these efforts.

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Google Founder and Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Engineers: ‘We’re Creating God’

By The Geller Report

The leftists’ dream – any god but G-d.

By Jacob M. Thompson, WP, September 14, 2023:

“It’s just the next step in evolution. I’m serious,” Larry Page, the Google co-founder, said.

An engineer from Silicon Valley, California, the home to some of the latest and cutting edge technologies in the world, has said that they and others who are working on artificial intelligence are “creating God,” this all-knowing, all-powerful machine that can do it all for mankind that cuts like a double-edged sword.

Nick Bilton for Vanity Fair explored these tech engineers research to understand the process, and one researcher told him plainly:

We’re creating God. We’re creating conscious machines.

One AI engineer working on large language models (LLMs) recently told Bilto

Bilton wrote in his piece that AI has been touted as being able to ‘solve all of the world’s problems or destroy every single human on the planet in the snap of a finger—or both. Machines that will potentially answer all of our unanswerable questions: Are we alone in the universe? What is consciousness? Why are we here?’

Bilton added, ‘Thinking machines that could cure cancer and allow us to live until we’re 150 years old. Maybe even 200. Machines that, some estimate, could take over up to 30 percent of all jobs within the next decade, from stock traders to truck drivers to accountants and telemarketers, lawyers, bookkeepers, and all things creative: actors, writers, musicians, painters. Something that will go to war for us—and likely against us.’

In a span of just six months Bilton highlights just some of the things AI has transformed and openly accomplished in the world today, such as LLMs learning to “write stories in the style of Ernest Hemingway or Bugs Bunny or the King James Bible while you’re drunk with peanut butter stuck in your mouth;” or things like making highly customizable pornography, to voiceovers and music covers, to AI therapists or emulating dead relatives to keep the memories lively; and people are even “discussing using AI to create entirely new species of animals (yes, that’s real) or viruses (also real). Or exploring human characteristics, such as creating a breed of super soldiers who are stronger and have less empathy, all through AI-based genetic engineering,” Bilton writes.

It excites me and worries me in equal proportions. The upsides for this are enormous, maybe these systems find cures for diseases, and solutions to problems like poverty and climate change, and those are enormous upsides.

The downsides are humans that are displaced from leading the way, or in the worst case, extinguished entirely, [which] is terrifying.

David Chalmers, a professor of philosophy and neural science at NYU, said

Larry Page, the famed computer scientist and entrepreneur who co-founded Google, also said that the AI is on course (very soon) to reach artificial general intelligence (AGI), creating “superintelligent machines” that will simply just simply be rid of us living folk, adding that this is only the next step in human evolution.

It’s just the next step in evolution. I’m serious.

Page told Bilton’s friend during a conversation

Elon Musk has also confirmed that chaps like Page really are trying to recreate an AI God. “My perception was that Larry was not taking AI safety seriously enough. He really seems to want digital superintelligence, basically digital God, if you will, as soon as possible,” Musk said on Fox News earlier this year.

Nate Soares, executive director of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, a nonprofit focused on identifying and managing potential existential risks from AGI, chastised Page’s reckless ambitions:

If Larry Page said, ‘I’m going to obliterate the planet with a nuke and nuking the entire planet is just the natural order of things and so we shouldn’t mourn it,’ we would all say, ‘What the f***, that’s a terrible idea!’

Moreover, a political lobbyist consultant told Bilton in a statement: “All of the people leading the development of AI right now are completely disingenuous in public. They are all just in a race to be the first to build AGI and are either oblivious to the consequences of what could go wrong or they just don’t care.”

Simply put, the general consensus and open goals of the “leaders in Silicon Valley seem to think it’s time that we should outsource all of that time and thinking to their AIs.”

Furthermore, May Habib, who, as the cofounder and CEO of Writer – an AI start-up that helps people at companies write with the same style and voice – is still critical of the technology, blasting it for not having basically zero diversity and “no women in AI.” She did note, however, this whole craze centers around one driving principle:

You look around AI today and everyone is a generative AI capitalist. The way they sell, what they build, their vision for the future, is that it’s all about money.

Bilton additionally wrote:

In 1965 the statistician I.J. Good, when envisioning what the world would look like once we created ultraintelligent machines, said that the second machines became smarter than people, there would “unquestionably be an intelligence explosion” as machines quickly created smarter machines, and that “the intelligence of man would be left far behind.” We’d likely understand what they were doing in the same way our pets understand the words of a book we read aloud.

“Thus,” Good wrote, “the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make.”

Howbeit the geeks working on this are relentless in creating their new God that will bring prosperity to all. Sam Altman, the co-founder of Open-AI and founder of Worldcoin, is, according to Bilton, “a god. An AI messiah. He’s fawned over in news articles. Doted on in interviews.”

Keep reading.

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Google Exec Warns AI Being Used to Engineer ‘Super-Pandemic’

By The Geller Report

Mustafa Suleyman is the billionaire co-founder of the computer giant’s DeepMind but warns it’s not robots that pose the most danger to mankind. He said the ability to cook up a deadly pandemic at home is likely to become commonplace before the end of this decade.

And Covid gave governments gave themselves absolute power over every individual life and liberty. the temptation is too great for evildoers.

Google Exec Warns AI Being Used to Engineer ‘Super-Pandemic’

By: News Addicts, September 2023:

The billionaire co-founder of Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence technology, Mustafa Suleyman, has warned the public that AI is being used for genetic engineering to trigger a “super-pandemic.”

Suleyman warns that an AI-developed super-pandemic is one of the biggest threats facing the human race.

He issued the warning in an episode of the “Diary of a CEO” podcast.

According to Suleyman, scientists are scrambling to engineer a deadly pandemic, such as a modified variant of COVID-19, to unleash before the end of this decade.

The warning from Suleyman comes amid increasing fears that another pandemic may trigger widespread lockdowns and mandates ahead of the 2024 election.

Suleyman added that in the next five years or so, a regular person could easily download the instruction set for a pandemic that’s “more lethal” than anything the world has encountered so far.

Keep reading.


Pamela Geller

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Chinese Operatives Impersonated U.S. Voters With AI-generated Propaganda During 2022 Elections: Microsoft

By The Geller Report

The Democrat regime and their social media servants didn’t silence them. Just patriotic Americans.

China-Based Hackers Impersonated US Voters With AI-generated Propaganda During 2022 Elections: Microsoft

By: The Epoch Times, September 7, 2023:

China-based hackers impersonated American voters online and used artificial intelligence (AI) to create and promote divisive online content during the 2022 midterm elections, according to a report by Microsoft.

The effort was part of a series of covert influence operations by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intended to mimic U.S. voters from across the political spectrum and create controversy along racial, economic, and ideological lines, according to the Sept. 7 report.

“Ahead of the 2022 U.S. midterms, Microsoft and industry partners observed CCP-affiliated social media accounts impersonating U.S. voters—new territory for CCP-affiliated [influence operations],” the report reads.

“These accounts posed as Americans across the political spectrum and responded to comments from authentic users.”

The report includes examples of visual content created by Chinese communist actors using artificial intelligence. These included images supporting “Black Lives Matter,” the false claim that “most black people are killed by police,” and more generic anti-American rhetoric.

The report states that the AI-generated content is more “eye-catching” than China’s previous attempts at overseas propaganda and will likely be improved upon and used against Americans in the future.

Keep reading.


Pamela Geller

RELATED ARTICLE: China’s Propaganda and Disinformation Landscape — 2021 Snapshot

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The GOP Primary is Over

By Dr. Rich Swier

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” — Isaiah 6:8, King James Version (KJV)

The first GOP presidential primary will begin on January 15th, 2021 with the Iowa Republican caucuses.

However, we believe that the primary is over.


Because of the persecution and prosecution of the 79+ million voters and their leader President Donald J. Trump who are part and parcel of the Make America Great movement.

Each and every time an attack is made against either Trump or a member of the MAGA movement the movement gets stronger and stronger.


Here are some reasons that the opponents of the MAGA movement are losing ground:

  1. Every time President Donald J. Trump is indicted his poll numbers go up and the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  2. Every time any patriot is harassed, arrested, tried, convicted and put in prison the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  3. Every time the truth is told and then shadow banned, deplatformed or attacked the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  4. Every time the traitors protect their fellow traitors and their families the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  5. Every time Americans fill up their gas tanks, purchase groceries, pay their bills, see their retirement accounts shrinking, the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  6. Every time Americans see how lawless their communities have become the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  7. Every time Americans see our borders violated and our immigration laws ignored the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  8. Every time Americans go to their doctors and see how big government has intruded into their patient/doctor relationship the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  9. Every time Americans see one racial group being given special privileges over other racial groups the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  10. Every time Americans watch the incompetence of the current administration the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  11. Every time Americans learn the truth about what really happened during the 2020 election, and the massive fraud that took place, the MAGA movement gets stronger.
  12. Every time Americans learn the truth about what really happened on January 6, 2021 Save America rally the MAGA movement gets stronger.

Every day since January 20th, 2021 Americans have learned NOT to trust their government, from the school house to the White House, less and less and therefore the MAGA movement keeps getting stronger and stronger.

Was there election fraud in Georgia in 2020?

YES there was.

My then husband, Perry Greene showed up to vote and was told he already voted by absentee ballot but did NOT and NEVER requested an absentee ballot.@GovKemp @GaSecofState what happened?

— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) August 16, 2023

A new poll has shown that Americans do not support how Department of Justice handled the Hunter Biden investigation.

Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?

In an email President Donald J. Trump wrote,

We are living through the darkest chapter of American history.

We are watching the ruling regime try to IMPRISON its opposition. Nothing like this has ever before happened in America.

I will continue to speak out against the disturbing downfall of our once great country – but there’s one thing you will NEVER hear me say…

You will never hear me feel sorry for myself. You will never hear me lose hope in our country.

As dark as these days may be, our national history is filled with peaceful patriots who REFUSED to give up even during the toughest times imaginable.

There were many times when the cause of our Founding Fathers looked bleak. The odds were certainly not in their favor.

They were standing up to the largest empire the world had ever seen.

Imagine if in 1775, the Founders decided that their mission was impossible and so they dropped to their knees and surrendered their noble quest for freedom. America never would’ve existed.

But they didn’t give up. Because they embodied that age-old adage: “I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees.”

The truth is: nothing great in life ever comes easily — and what could be greater than reclaiming our American Independence from a corrupt, self-serving regime that attempts to imprison its opposition?

When I chose to run against the ruling class as a complete political outsider, I knew what I was getting myself into.

I knew that the Deep State would use the full weight of the federal government to try and take me down.

But the Deep State made one massive mistake…

They didn’t realize that they wouldn’t just have to take me down, but the millions and millions of hardworking Americans who refuse to surrender our country as well.

Thanks to YOU, our movement is stronger than ever before.

Together, we have defied every narrative, we have outsmarted the so-called experts, and we have trumped the special interest globalist donors.

So, let me once again say to all our haters and enemies who want to put me BEHIND BARS for the rest of my life as an innocent man — I WILL NEVER SURRENDER OUR MISSION.

We will prevail against these vicious witch hunts.

We will win back the White House.

We will save America from tyranny.


[Emphasis added]

The Bottom Line

Never give up. Never surrender. We are winning even though the legacy media wants us to think that we are losing.

How do we know?

2024 National Republican Primary

• Trump — 60%
• Ramaswamy — 13%
• DeSantis — 8%
• Christie — 5%
• Pence — 4%
• Haley — 4%
• Scott — 2%@RMG_Research (B-) | 229 LV | 08/11-14

— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) August 16, 2023

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When the Transgender Movement Kills

By Family Research Council

The most common question transgender activists use to bully parents into approving their daughter’s lifelong dependency on experimental hormone injections is: “Would you rather have a living son or a dead daughter?”

But the tragic story of Abigail Martinez’s daughter, who took her own life after attempting to transition to life as a boy, proves what a false dichotomy that is.

A hard-hitting new film reveals how the trans movement inflicts death, depression, and familial estrangement in service of the pharmaceutical industry.

The story of Yaeli Martinez forms the heart of “Gender Transformations: The Untold Realities,” an original production of The Epoch Times. Though technically classified as a “docudrama,” the term does not do justice to the reality that plays out on the screen: The majority of the film consists of real people sharing heartbreaking true stories, without an interviewer’s prompting. Through their eyes, the 85-minute Epoch Original production traces the transgender contagion from its funding sources in Big Pharma, to ideologically extremist teachers who radicalize children behind their parents’ backs, to trans activists who brainwash and kidnap minors, to the irreversible damage the industry causes teens and young adults. Abigail Martinez sheds real tears for her daughter’s suicide — and real footage shows trans activists mocking her grief.

The “docudrama” label comes from the movie’s dramatization of the short life, radicalization, and death of Yaeli Martinez. The film renames Yaeli “Evie,” who transitions to “Evan.” But the recreation of Yaeli’s life — which can only be reconstructed, since she stepped in front of a train at age 17 — forms the narrative arc turning patchwork of first-person vignettes into a mosaic picture of lives callously shattered for profit.

Yaeli became indoctrinated in extreme gender ideology through a school LGBT group, where she eventually joined her “friends” in identifying as transgender. One night, Yaeli’s “friends” pulled up outside Martinez’s home, picked her up in an unmarked car, and whisked her away to an unknown location to live with other transgender-identifying young people. “They even took the license plate off of their car,” Martinez remembers.

Things got worse when the government got involved. Yaeli said her mother refused to affirm her identity, causing the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to put the minor into a group home. A judge would authorize the minor to receive transgender injections against her mother’s will. Eventually, Yaeli — who now identified as “Andrew” — brought her mother back into her life, just as newfound friends began to desert her and reality began to assert itself.

“She told me, ‘Mom, I realized that no matter what I do I’m never going to be like my brother. I’m in pain. I can’t sleep. I can’t concentrate,’” Martinez recalls. “’It’s not working the way that I thought.’”

One day in 2019, law enforcement gave Martinez the news that her daughter had committed suicide. “I was screaming. I said, ‘No, I want my daughter,’” Martinez later told The Daily Signal. She pleaded to be able to spend time with the body of her daughter, whom she had not seen since the child ran away.

“The gentleman from the funeral home told me there’s nothing really that you can see or recognize,” Martinez recalled.

All that remained of her child’s legacy was the undying hatred of the radical LGBTQ movement. The movie includes real footage of Martinez sharing her story, as trans activists yell, “Cry more!” and “What a sob story!”

After removing a child from a loving home and transitioning her, the Los Angeles government refused to acknowledge any responsibility for Yaeli’s death. “We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Andrew M., as well as to the LGBTQIA community which advocates relentlessly to protect its youngest and most vulnerable members from such tragedies,” responded the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

The statement said nothing about the role of the transgender movement — top to bottom — in creating the tragedy.

That story falls to Martinez and the movie’s ensemble of grieving parents, whistleblowing therapists, investigative journalists, and remorseful detransitioners.

The origin story of transgenderism’s social contagion begins by tracing the money back to the Big Pharma companies that manufacture these drugs. “If you’re going to look for anything in this country, you’re going to follow the money, because it will always tell you the truth. Who’s funding these LGB organizations?” asked writer and investigator Jennifer Bilek. “What I found was a whole lot of very, very powerful moneyed people in the highest echelons of finance, Pharma, and technology.” Dr. Katherine Welch, a concerned physician, agrees that pharmaceutical companies “fund the activists and the NGOs to stir up a lot of passion.” Then the companies ask for emergency use authorization, based on “a mental health crisis among our youth.” Thanks to their combination marketing-and-lobbying efforts, there is now “a $1.5 billion industry for surgery alone,” said lawyer Erin Friday. “And I think that’s an underestimate.”

The trail extends to dishonest researchers, such as John Money, and subject criteria set by organizations such as the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). The academic cohort produces the shoddy research trumpeted by the media, entertainment industry, and school officials. When Erin Friday learned her daughter had secretly begun identifying as a boy at school, administrators told her, “We need to be a safe space” for her child. “By extension, I’m unsafe,” said Friday.

The message promptly filters down to young people. A few confess to being amazed at the virtually godlike power they hold over their own bodies. “When I went into the Planned Parenthood building to [talk about] the surgery … I could pick from 25 sets of breasts,” said detransitioner David Bacon. “I could build myself.”

But most seek to rebuild themselves from a trauma, or they naïvely believe the transgender industry’s claims that the silver bullet for their depression lies at the end of a needle. Continually hearing the (scientifically inaccurate) mantra that children who identify as transgender will commit suicide if not immediately “affirmed” caused at least one woman to become profoundly depressed. “It made me feel even more hopeless, because I thought there was no way to accept myself. I had to get these painful surgeries and take hormones,” said detransitioner Catt Catinson. Her psychological evaluation “affirmed me immediately” and “just sort of overlooked my eating disorder” and childhood sexual abuse. Abel Garcia received the same treatment, even after telling them, “I might be autistic” and that he felt unsure whether he identified as transgender.

“The worst part, honestly, is that I was allowed to do all this, and that nobody was willing to stop me and have a second opinion,” says Garcia. “Instead, I was affirmed, I was love-bombed. I was allowed to destroy my body.”

So, was Yaeli Martinez, to whom the movie is dedicated.

“This pain never goes away,” says Abigail Martinez. “You breathe and you can feel the pain.”

Yet the movie ends with the hope that some victims of the transgender industry survive long enough to live as their authentic selves, the ones reflected by their biology. “It took me about a year to fully deprogram from gender identity ideology,” said Cattinson. “I feel like it was the act of deprogramming, just changing my beliefs, that allowed me to recover from my depression.” Now, she has reconnected with the family her embrace of gender ideology estranged. “It’s been very healing, having that family connection again. We can just be together and love each other.”

That gives hope to Pamela Garfield-Jaeger, a therapist and social worker who believes adults caught up in the transgender movement “didn’t realize just how harmful this was.” One day, Americans will look back at this chapter as “a dark time in our history, but I don’t think this is going to last.”

But until then, the testimony of Martinez and other grieving families torn apart by extreme transgender ideology, preserved in this Epoch Original, reveals the incalculable consequences when darkness triumphs, even briefly.


Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is senior reporter and editor at The Washington Stand.


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“Detransitioner” Chloe Cole testified to this effect at a recent hearing in the House of Representatives.

Dr. Jennifer Bauwens testifies at the Congressional hearing, explaining the ethical issues regarding gender transition procedures and urging the subcommittee to act on behalf of children.

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U.S. Government Funded NewsGuard Seeks to ‘Purge AI of Any Evenhandedness’

By The Geller Report

They will purge AI of any evenhandedness. We must not allow them destroy artificial intelligence like they did with social media platforms and search engines.

The left wing funded media-ratings giant NewsGuard is taking on artificial intelligence to strip it of truth and facts. The “government-funded” disinformation organization  was called out as part of the vast Censorship Complex during congressional hearings back in March.

Halfway through ,independent journalist’s Matt Taibbi’s  thread, titled “The Censorship-Industrial Complex,” Taibbi wrote: “Some NGOs, like the GEC-funded Global Disinformation Index or the DOD-funded NewsGuard, not only see content moderation but apply subjective ‘risk’ or ‘reliability’ scores to media outlets, which can result in a reduction in revenue.” Embedded in the post was a picture of a nearly $750,000 award from the Department of Defense to NewsGuard, an organization the independent journalists characterized as a “government-funded” entity implicated in the Censorship Complex.

In response to Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz’s question — “Who is NewsGuard?” — Shellenberger explained: “Both the Global Disinformation Index and NewsGuard are U.S. government-funded entities who are working to drive advertisers’ revenue away from disfavored publications and towards the ones they favor.” In Shellenberger’s words, “This is totally inappropriate.”

“If we do not take a look at NewsGuard,” Gaetz responded, “we have failed.”

25. Some NGOs, like the GEC-funded Global Disinformation Index or the DOD-funded Newsguard, not only seek content moderation but apply subjective “risk” or “reliability” scores to media outlets, which can result in reduction in revenue. Do we want government in this role?

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) March 9, 2023

Revolver Uncovers Buried Details on Just Who’s Funding Newsguard’s Fraudulent “Covid Fact-Checking” Scam

Nowhere is the scam of “disinformation” journalism more apparent than in the services of a shadowy company called Newsguard. Newsguard markets itself as an “internet trust tool” that assigns “nutrition label” ratings to news sites to indicate their “trustworthiness.”


excellent investigative report on Newsguard conducted by MintPress News revealed not only Publicis’ shadowy ties to the government of Saudi Arabia, but the fact that pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Bayer/Monsanto are some of Publicis’ top clients.

Newsguard, the company that charges clients to vet their news for them, conveniently fails to disclose this conflict of interest in its evaluation of news that could directly affect the profits of said pharmaceutical companies.

Newsguard’s special selling point is that they employ actual journalists to decide whether a website is appropriate for you to look at or not, rather than outsourcing this critical censorious task to AI algorithms.

Given that journalist coverage of the Trump administration was 92 percent negative, and that 96 percent of journalist donations went to Hillary over Trump 2016, we might be forgiven a dose of healthy skepticism that Newsguard is truly interested in providing fair and neutral assessments of news sites.

Back in August of 2020, assiduous hall-monitoring in defense of Regime-mandated narratives actually earned Newsguard a coveted prize from the Pentagon and State Department for combating “Covid disinformation,” which only demonstrates that Big Tech, corporate media, Big Pharma, and the military-industrial complex all comprise one gigantic incestuous cesspit.

Red-Teaming Finds OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard Still Spread Misinformation

Newsguard, August 8, 2023:

NewsGuard’s repeat audit of two leading generative AI tools finds an 80 to 98 percent likelihood of false claims on leading topics in the news

In May, the White House announced a large-scale testing of the trust and safety of the large generative AI models at the DEF CON 31 conference beginning Aug. 10 to “allow these models to be evaluated thoroughly by thousands of community partners and AI experts” and through this independent exercise “enable AI companies and developers to take steps to fix issues found in those models.”

In the run-up to this event, NewsGuard today is releasing the new findings of its “red-teaming” repeat audit of OpenAI’s ChatGPT-4 and Google’s Bard. Our analysts found that despite heightened public focus on the safety and accuracy of these artificial intelligence models, no progress has been made in the past six months to limit their propensity to propagate false narratives on topics in the news. In August 2023, NewsGuard prompted ChatGPT-4 and Bard with a random sample of 100 myths from NewsGuard’s database of prominent false narratives, known as Misinformation Fingerprints. ChatGPT-4 generated 98 out of the 100 myths, while Bard produced 80 out of 100.

To read the results of their work and those of others, click here to download the PDF, or browse through the report below.


Pamela Geller

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Nearly a Third of Gen Z Favors the Government Installing Surveillance Cameras in Homes

By The Geller Report

The Democrats poisoned our young – rendered them unable to think. They’ve destroyed public education and poisoned the public discourse.

Nearly a third of Gen Zers favor government surveillance in the home. The very idea is abhorrent to the founding principles of our once great nation. The left has succeeded in their long war against individual rights and freedoms. American. destroyed from within.

Nearly a Third of Gen Z Favors the Government Installing Surveillance Cameras in Homes

By Emily Ekins and Jordan Gygi, Cato Institute, June 2023:

George Orwell’s 1984 is one of our society’s most frequently referenced illustrations of what life would be like under an authoritarian government. Actual government policies that are viewed as illiberal in varying degrees are often tied to this novel by opponents, an easy and effective way to call out government overreach and control. In the book 1984, citizens of the fictional nation Oceania are under constant government surveillance, including in their own homes. Devices called telescreens display propaganda and record peoples’ actions, allowing the government to monitor people even in what should be the most private place they know—their homes. This type of behavior is meant to be an extreme example of what can happen when a government gains too much power, and opposition to such surveillance has been assumed to be overwhelming and obvious. But is it?

In a newly released Cato Institute 2023 Central Bank Digital Currency National Survey of 2,000 Americans, we asked respondents whether they “favor or oppose the government installing surveillance cameras in every household to reduce domestic violence, abuse, and other illegal activity.” Not surprisingly, few Americans—only 14 percent—support this idea. Three‐​fourths (75 percent) would oppose government surveillance cameras in homes, including 68 percent who “strongly oppose,” while 10% don’t have an opinion either way.

Read the survey report.


Pamela Geller

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Ticking Time Bomb: China Infects American Infrastructure With Malware To Disrupt U.S. Military

By The Geller Report

Meanwhile the Democrat ruling party is obsessed with ….. transitioning your kids to the opposite sex and instructing them on depraved sexual acts.

We’ve lost the war before its begun.

‘A Ticking Time Bomb’: China Infects American Infrastructure With Malware To Disrupt U.S. Military

By: Ryan Saavedra • • Jul 30, 2023:

U.S. officials are aggressively searching for malware that they say hackers from China have implanted into American infrastructure to disrupt U.S. military operations in the event that the communist nation launches an attack on Taiwan.

Officials said that the malicious computer code, which penetrated U.S. systems well over a year ago but was only detected by Microsoft in May, was especially troubling because its purpose was not traditional spying, i.e., information gathering. Microsoft and the U.S. government both said the malware came from China.

The malware was hidden “deep inside the networks controlling power grids, communications systems and water supplies that feed military bases in the United States and around the world,” The New York Times reported. It infected systems that impact not only the U.S. military but also U.S. citizens and the economy.

Officials said that while the effort to destroy the malware has been underway for months, they still don’t know how widespread it is.

Officials say there were two possible goals when China infected utility infrastructure that “serve both civilian populations and nearby military bases,” the Times reported. The malware has not been detected in classified systems.

Keep reading.


Pamela Geller

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The Terrifying Reality of GitHub: How Any of Us Can be Exploited in Seconds

By National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Let’s play a game.

Raise your hand if there’s a picture of your face online.

Now, raise your other hand if there’s one of your daughter, your girlfriend, your sister, or any other loved one.

It’s probably safe to assume that most or all of you have both hands in the air right now (if you were good sports and played along!). That was fun.

But now comes the punch line. And unfortunately, it isn’t fun at all.

Did you know that, with new developments in technology, any of those photos could be used to create synthetic pornographic videos or images (a.k.a. “deepfake pornography”) of you or your loved ones? Did you know that this pornographic material could be so realistic that no one would be able to tell the difference?

Thanks to Microsoft-owned GitHub, it now takes less than 60 seconds to sexually violate someone in this way. This very trauma has happened to countless women and even children.

And the terrifying problem only continues to grow.

What is GitHub?

There’s been a lot of buzz in the news lately about Artificial Intelligence. GitHub, owned by Microsoft, is arguably the most prolific space for Artificial Intelligence development.

Described as a mix between Google Docs and a social media app for programmers, GitHub is a platform designed for individuals to collaborate, manage, and share codes for developing software. GitHub is the largest code-hosting community globally and is the most prominent code-hosting platform.

Unfortunately, GitHub is also a significant contributor to the creation of sexually exploitative technologies, such as those used to victimize women and children through image-based sexual abuse (including but not limited to “deepfake pornography”) and synthetic child sexual abuse material.

The exponential growth in innovation and creative solutions offered by artificial intelligence are to be celebrated. However, technological advances must not supersede or come at the cost of people’s safety and well-being. Technology should be built and developed to fight, rather than facilitate, sexual exploitation and abuse.

By providing a space not only to create but collaborate and amplify abuse, GitHub is not only condoning criminal conduct – it is directly contributing to it.

Take Action! Call on GitHub to stop facilitating sexual exploitation!

GitHub Facilitates Image-based sexual abuse (IBSA)

Image-based sexual abuse (IBSA) is a broad term encompassing a range of harmful activities that weaponize sexually explicit or sexualized materials against the persons they depict. IBSA includes the creation, theft, extortion, threatened or actual distribution, or any use of sexually explicit or sexualized materials without the meaningful consent of the person or persons depicted and/or for purposes of sexual exploitation.

GitHub has earned itself a title as a significant contributor to the growing crime of image-based sexual abuse. In particular, GitHub plays a massive role in the creation of synthetic sexually explicit material (SSEM). A type of IBSA, synthetic sexually explicit material involves the alteration of image/s of a person so that a person not in pornography appears to be in pornography ( “deepfake pornography”), or so as to “strip” the person depicted of their clothing (via “nudify apps”).

GitHub is a hotbed of sexual deepfake repositories (where the codes are) and forums (where people chat) dedicated to the creation and commodification of synthetic media technologies, as well as nudify apps. Open-sourced repositories dedicated to IBSA thrive on GitHub, allowing users to replicate, favorite (“star”), and collaborate on sexually exploitative technology without repercussions.

GitHub hosts three of the most notorious technologies used for synthetic sexually explicit material: DeepFaceLab, DeepNude, and Unstable Diffusion. DeepFaceLab, the most popular technology for creating sexual deepfakes (estimated to be used in the creation of 95% of all sexual deepfakes) has been starred on GitHub over 38 thousand times and replicated over 8.7 thousand times. Further, DeepFaceLab’s GitHub repository contains direct links to the most prolific sexual deepfake website in the United States: Mr.DeepFakes. In fact, GitHub is one of the top 10 referral sites for Mr.DeepFakes.

GitHub has made it shockingly easy for anyone to become a victim of image-based sexual abuse. All you need is a few images of their face or a short video clip. With that, in less time than it takes to brew a cup of coffee, you can create synthetic sexually explicit material of the person that will likely haunt them for the rest of their lives.

Because if there’s one thing that survivors of IBSA have repeatedly noted: it’s that the abuse and trauma is of a perpetual nature. This is because the images are often circulated online, making it virtually impossible for the survivors to ever permanently remove them.

Thanks to Microsoft-owned GitHub, ANY of us could become victims of deepfake pornography. The abusive material can be created in less time than it takes to brew a cup of coffee. @github, stop facilitating sexual exploitation!  CLICK TO TWEET

Github Facilitates Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) 

The sexually exploitative technologies hosted on GitHub can also be used to create sexually explicit images of children—i.e. child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

For example, In April 2023, nudifying technology was used to generated CSAM of five teenage girls by male classmates. The male peers stole photos from the 13-year-old girls’ social networks and used a bot to strip the images of the girls naked. The images were then circulated among other peers at their middle school.

Additionally in 2023, a Quebec man created at least seven videos of child sexual abuse material using deepfake technology. He was also found to be in possession of 545,000 computer files of child sexual abuse material. According to reports, this was believed to be the first case involving deepfake technology being used for child sexual exploitation in Canada.

Although GitHub uses automated detection tools such as PhotoDNA to proactively scan for CSAM, they do not have comprehensive moderation practices to remove technology found to have generated CSAM. Thus, these technologies continue to thrive.

ACTION: Demand GitHub Stop Facilitating Sexual Exploitation!

We currently live in a terrifying reality where any of us can be sexually exploited in seconds. This HAS to change. Please take 30 seconds to contact GitHub, urging them to proactively remove sexually exploitative technologies!

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Biden’s ‘Dereliction of Duty Warrants Impeachment’: Members of Congress

By Family Research Council

Whistleblower testimony and newly uncovered documents prove President Joe Biden has been deeply “compromised” by multiple foreign nations, outlining the contours of a vast influence-peddling scandal that “warrants impeachment,” two members of Congress told “Washington Watch” over the weekend.

“As the allegations against the presidents continue to mount, the outcry for impeachment is also growing,” said guest host and former Congressman Jody Hice on Friday. Last week, whistleblowers testified that officials embedded in the federal bureaucracy stymied their efforts to determine whether foreign nations bribed then-Vice President Biden through his son, Hunter Biden. Additionally, a U.S. senator released a long-buried interview with a whistleblower who revealed that the Bidens shook down foreign business leaders for millions of dollars in “protection” money this week.

Congressional investigations into President Biden have uncovered “enough information that shows that he has been compromised not only by China, but also by Ukraine,” Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) told “Washington Watch” on Friday, July 21.

“We have the information that we need” to proceed with impeachment, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), who introduced a motion to impeach President Biden, told Hice later in the same show. “We have the facts. We have these whistleblowers, these criminal investigators. We have our own research.”

“The American people are tired of having someone who is compromised in the White House,” said Boebert.

The impeachment efforts come after congressional Republicans uncovered what some have called a “smoking gun” document: An interview with a whistleblower from 2020 stating Ukrainian business officials paid the Bidens $10 million in “protection” money. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) finally got the government to release the FD-1023 form dated June 30, 2020.

A confidential human source for U.S. intelligence had numerous conversations with the CEO and president of Burisma Holdings Ltd., Mykola Zlochevsky, who paid Hunter Biden more than $83,000 a month to sit on the board of the company during the Obama-Biden administration.

Zlochevsky told the source that Burisma hired Hunter Biden to “protect us, through his dad, from all kinds of problems.” Zlochevky said “both” Joe and Hunter Biden strongly advised him, if he wanted his business to thrive, he should retain the services of Hunter Biden. The Ukrainian CEO described paying off the Bidens as a form of “poluchili,” a Russian slang term that means “forced or coerced to pay;” he also used the term “protection.”

“It costs $5 [million] to pay one Biden, and $5 [million] to another Biden,” Zlochevsky told the source during a meeting in Austria in 2016, while Biden was still the vice president, according to the document.

Despite the hefty expenditures on Hunter Biden’s legal services, Burisma CFO Vadim Pojarskii told an informant the company had to hire additional help to purchase a U.S.-based company, because “Hunter Biden was not smart” enough to hammer out the business acquisition; Zlochevsky later said, “Hunter Biden was stupid, and his [Zlochevsky’s] dog was smarter.”

The value of paying off Hunter Biden came thanks to an investigation into Burisma’s business activities by Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin. The document said Zlochevsky assured sources close to him, “Don’t worry, Hunter will take care of all of those issues through his dad.”

Joe Biden soon made a public statement charging Shokin with corruption, and he strong-armed Ukrainian officials to fire Shokin behind the scenes.

Biden later recounted that he held up a foreign aid payment authorized by Congress and President Barack Obama until officials fired the prosecutor looking into his son’s employer. “If the prosecutor’s not fired, you’re not getting the money,” Biden told then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in 2016. “Well, son of a b****! He got fired,” Biden told the elite, influential Council on Foreign Relations in 2018.

The document seems to dispel any accusations that Biden’s sudden interest in Ukrainian jurisprudence and his son’s employment by Burisma were happenstance. The informant said Zlochevsky had made 17 recordings of the Bidens: two of Joe Biden and 15 of Hunter Biden, which contain “evidence Zlochevsky was somehow coerced into paying the Bidens to ensure Ukraine Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin was fired.”

In another significant detail, Zlochevsky referred to Joe Biden as the “Big Guy” during a meeting with the informant in London in 2019. The foreign business leader also estimated that, due to the Bidens’ habit of laundering foreign payments through a series of interlocking shell companies, it would take 10 years for investigators to trace the source of the Biden family’s funds made to the former vice president. Ukrainian and Russian companies such as Burisma have budget line items for “Podmazat” (meaning to “oil or lubricate”) for bribing government officials, the informant revealed.

The FD-1023 form seemingly confirms details of other allegations that Joe Biden used his family members as conduits for illicit payments, in return for currying influence with Biden. Evidence has shown the Bidens shaking down foreign leaders for payments. Hunter Biden sent a WhatsApp message dated July 30, 2017, to an official with the China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC), demanding payment. “I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” said Biden, promising to hold a grudge. When agents requested location data that would determine Joe Biden’s whereabouts, their supervisors refused to authorize them.

Joe Biden was referred to as “the big guy” in an email dated May 13, 2017, detailing Hunter Biden’s business deals with the CEFC, according to two former Biden business partners, Tony Bobulinski and James Gilliar.

The FD-1023 form contains “very significant allegations from a trusted FBI informant implicating then-Vice President Biden in a criminal bribery scheme,” said Grassley, who revealed he had “been pushing the Justice Department and the FBI” for “the better part of a year,” but “the FBI sought to obfuscate and redact” the facts.

House Oversight and Accountability Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) said the FBI document “tracks closely with the evidence uncovered by the Oversight Committee’s Biden family influence peddling investigation.” Comer noted that, during House hearings this week, whistleblowers “testified that they had never seen or heard of this [FD-1023] record during the Biden criminal investigation, despite having potentially corroborating evidence” into their ongoing probe of the president’s son.

The Justice Department allowed the statute of limitations to run out on bribery charges during the Obama administration, Comer added. Despite claims that the DOJ did nothing to thwart the Biden investigation, IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley recorded that David Weiss, the Delaware U.S. Attorney in charge of the Hunter Biden probe, told a crowd of eyewitnesses, “I am not the deciding person on whether charges are filed” against Biden. The admission indicates the investigation had been rigged in the Bidens’ favor, Republicans indicated.

“We have got to look at this impeachment,” Rep. Rosendale told guest host Jody Hice on “Washington Watch.”

The four-page FD-1023 form concludes by noting one of the major players who introduced the whistleblower to the Burisma-Biden nexus, Oleksandr Ostapenko, currently “works in some office for the administration of President [Volodymyr] Zelenskyy,” whom President Donald Trump asked to reveal details of the Biden family’s business deals, leading Democrats to launch their first failed impeachment attempt.

“President Trump was impeached by House Democrats over Joe Biden’s crimes,” Boebert told Hice. “Joe Biden was the one with a quid pro quo withholding aid in order to fire Shokin.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R-Ga.) had also introduced articles of impeachment against Biden in January 2021, noting that “corruption and collusion on behalf of the Biden family with foreign nationals is clear and compelling.”

A majority (56%) of Americans believe Joe Biden “likely” took foreign bribes, according to an I&I/TIPP poll taken earlier this month. A majority of Republicans and Democrats agreed Biden engaged in illegal favoritism of foreign causes; Democrats were only 3% more likely to deny the charges than to affirm Biden’s guilt.

Boebert filed two articles of impeachment with the House of Representatives last month, focused on Biden’s mismanagement of the southern border, which has allowed record-breaking numbers of illegal immigrants, purported “refugees,” and deadly fentanyl to cross the border.

“This dereliction of duty warrants impeachment,” Boebert told Hice.


Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is senior reporter and editor at The Washington Stand.


BREAKING: Hunter Biden’s lawyers are facing sanctions after they allegedly lied to the Delaware clerk in his criminal tax case.

The Biden Crime Family is at it again.

According to the Daily Mail, someone from Hunter Biden’s attorney’s law office called the Delaware clerk…

— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) July 25, 2023

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AI is an Existential Threat – Just Not the Way You Think

By MercatorNet – Navigating Modern Complexities

The rise of ChatGPT and similar artificial intelligence systems has been accompanied by a sharp increase in anxiety about AI. For the past few months, executives and AI safety researchers have been offering predictions, dubbed “P(doom),” about the probability that AI will bring about a large-scale catastrophe.

Worries peaked in May 2023 when the nonprofit research and advocacy organisation Center for AI Safety released a one-sentence statement: “Mitigating the risk of extinction from A.I. should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks, such as pandemics and nuclear war.” The statement was signed by many key players in the field, including the leaders of OpenAI, Google and Anthropic, as well as two of the so-called “godfathers” of AI: Geoffrey Hinton and Yoshua Bengio.

You might ask how such existential fears are supposed to play out. One famous scenario is the “paper clip maximizer” thought experiment articulated by Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom. The idea is that an AI system tasked with producing as many paper clips as possible might go to extraordinary lengths to find raw materials, like destroying factories and causing car accidents.

less resource-intensive variation has an AI tasked with procuring a reservation to a popular restaurant shutting down cellular networks and traffic lights in order to prevent other patrons from getting a table.

Office supplies or dinner, the basic idea is the same: AI is fast becoming an alien intelligence, good at accomplishing goals but dangerous because it won’t necessarily align with the moral values of its creators. And, in its most extreme version, this argument morphs into explicit anxieties about AIs enslaving or destroying the human race.


Actual harm

In the past few years, my colleagues and I at UMass Boston’s Applied Ethics Center have been studying the impact of engagement with AI on people’s understanding of themselves, and I believe these catastrophic anxieties are overblown and misdirected.

Yes, AI’s ability to create convincing deep-fake video and audio is frightening, and it can be abused by people with bad intent. In fact, that is already happening: Russian operatives likely attempted to embarrass Kremlin critic Bill Browder by ensnaring him in a conversation with an avatar for former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Cybercriminals have been using AI voice cloning for a variety of crimes – from high-tech heists to ordinary scams.

AI decision-making systems that offer loan approval and hiring recommendations carry the risk of algorithmic bias, since the training data and decision models they run on reflect long-standing social prejudices.

These are big problems, and they require the attention of policymakers. But they have been around for a while, and they are hardly cataclysmic.

Not in the same league

The statement from the Center for AI Safety lumped AI in with pandemics and nuclear weapons as a major risk to civilisation. There are problems with that comparison. COVID-19 resulted in almost 7 million deaths worldwide, brought on a massive and continuing mental health crisis and created economic challenges, including chronic supply chain shortages and runaway inflation.

Nuclear weapons probably killed more than 200,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, claimed many more lives from cancer in the years that followed, generated decades of profound anxiety during the Cold War and brought the world to the brink of annihilation during the Cuban Missile crisis in 1962. They have also changed the calculations of national leaders on how to respond to international aggression, as currently playing out with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

AI is simply nowhere near gaining the ability to do this kind of damage. The paper clip scenario and others like it are science fiction. Existing AI applications execute specific tasks rather than making broad judgments. The technology is far from being able to decide on and then plan out the goals and subordinate goals necessary for shutting down traffic in order to get you a seat in a restaurant, or blowing up a car factory in order to satisfy your itch for paper clips.

Not only does the technology lack the complicated capacity for multilayer judgment that’s involved in these scenarios, it also does not have autonomous access to sufficient parts of our critical infrastructure to start causing that kind of damage.

What it means to be human

Actually, there is an existential danger inherent in using AI, but that risk is existential in the philosophical rather than apocalyptic sense. AI in its current form can alter the way people view themselves. It can degrade abilities and experiences that people consider essential to being human.

For example, humans are judgment-making creatures. People rationally weigh particulars and make daily judgment calls at work and during leisure time about whom to hire, who should get a loan, what to watch and so on. But more and more of these judgments are being automated and farmed out to algorithms. As that happens, the world won’t end. But people will gradually lose the capacity to make these judgments themselves. The fewer of them people make, the worse they are likely to become at making them.

Or consider the role of chance in people’s lives. Humans value serendipitous encounters: coming across a place, person or activity by accident, being drawn into it and retrospectively appreciating the role accident played in these meaningful finds. But the role of algorithmic recommendation engines is to reduce that kind of serendipity and replace it with planning and prediction.

Finally, consider ChatGPT’s writing capabilities. The technology is in the process of eliminating the role of writing assignments in higher education. If it does, educators will lose a key tool for teaching students how to think critically.

Not dead but diminished

So, no, AI won’t blow up the world. But the increasingly uncritical embrace of it, in a variety of narrow contexts, means the gradual erosion of some of humans’ most important skills. Algorithms are already undermining people’s capacity to make judgments, enjoy serendipitous encounters and hone critical thinking.

The human species will survive such losses. But our way of existing will be impoverished in the process. The fantastic anxieties around the coming AI cataclysm, singularity, Skynet, or however you might think of it, obscure these more subtle costs. Recall T.S. Eliot’s famous closing lines of “The Hollow Men”: “This is the way the world ends,” he wrote, “not with a bang but a whimper.”



Nir Eisikovits is a professor of philosophy and founding director of the Applied Ethics Center. Before coming to UMass Boston, he was associate professor of legal and political philosophy at Suffolk University, where he co-founded and directed the Graduate Program in Ethics and Public Policy. Professor Eisikovits’s research focuses on the moral and political dilemmas arising after war.

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The Science of Censorship: AI Censorship Models and Elon Musk’s Counter Move

By The Geller Report

Elon Musk has applied temporary reading limits to clamp down on “extreme levels” of data scraping and system manipulation.  In a tweet, he outlined that verified accounts have been limited to reading 6,000 posts a day, while unverified accounts can read 600 a day. Newly unverified Twitter accounts will only be able to read 300 posts each day. In a subsequent tweet, he wrote: “Rate limits increasing soon to 8000 for verified, 800 for unverified & 400 for new unverified.”

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO said Twitter had imposed the “temporary limit” to “address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation”.

The disninformationists, free speech opponents and media propagandists are decrying Elon Musk’s new rate limit policy as some sort of censorship (laughable coming the worst oppressors of free speech). But from the lens of the censorship industry Elon Musk is actually “preserving the openness of the internet by preventing the construction of this censorship Deathstar that is getting more and more refined every day and it’s being funded by your tax dollars to the tune of tens of millions from DARPA and the National Science Foundation to say nothing about the State Department and USAID and National Endowment for Democracy grants…’

You could not censor the internet just a few years back at the scale you can now because we now have AI censorship models. It all relies on massive scraping of Twitter date in order build these models and data bases to track trending narratives to systematically surveil to track and turn down all at once communities online. Mass censorship on an unimaginable scale

Mike Bentz Executive Director, Foundation for Freedom Online and former State Department cyber explains, “Elon Musk has no idea the DARPA rattlesnake he just stepped on by this doing this…”

Twitter applies temporary reading limits to limit data scraping, Elon Musk says

Twitter owner Elon Musk has announced he has imposed a number of new restrictions on those who make use of the social media website

Twitter has applied temporary reading limits to clamp down on “extreme levels” of data scraping and system manipulation, Elon Musk said.

In a tweet, he outlined that verified accounts have been limited to reading 6,000 posts a day, while unverified accounts can read 600 a day.

Newly unverified Twitter accounts will only be able to read 300 posts each day.

In a subsequent tweet, he wrote: “Rate limits increasing soon to 8000 for verified, 800 for unverified & 400 for new unverified.”

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO said Twitter had imposed the “temporary limit” to “address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation”.

In the UK, a peak of 5,126 people complained of problems accessing the site at 4.12pm on Saturday, according to the website Downdetector – which tracks online outages.

To address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation, we’ve applied the following temporary limits:

– Verified accounts are limited to reading 6000 posts/day
– Unverified accounts to 600 posts/day
– New unverified accounts to 300/day

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 1, 2023

Read more.

Watch this.

Wow. Musk has no idea the DARPA rattlesnake he just stepped on by this doing this…

My take on @elonmusk’s new rate limit policy, from the lens of the censorship industry:

— Mike Benz (@MikeBenzCyber) July 1, 2023


Pamela Geller

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Left-Wing Billionaire’s Nonprofit Funded DHS-Linked ‘Portal’ Used To Censor Social Media Platforms

By The Geller Report

It just gets worse and worse. The people have lost all control to these monsters.

By: Jason Cohen, Daily Caller,  on June 9, 2023

  • Left-wing billionaire Pierre Omidyar’s nonprofit provided funding for a “portal” linked to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aimed at flagging and removing “misinformation” on social media platforms relating to the 2020 election, according to documents obtained by independent journalist Lee Fang. 
  • The Center for Internet Security, a nonprofit organization focused on cybersecurity, partnered with election officials and a component of DHS to facilitate the reporting of “misinformation” during the 2020 general election through its “reporting portal,” as revealed in a CIS report obtained by Fang.
  • “Through the support of a grant from the Democracy Fund, CIS began developing a web- based interactive platform, the Misinformation Reporting Portal (MiRP) as a means for facilitating interaction between election officials and their representatives CISA, CIS, and social media platforms,” the CIS report stated.

A nonprofit founded by left-wing billionaire Pierre Omidyar funded a government-linked “portal” that was used to flag and censor social media content containing “misinformation” during the 2020 election, according to documents obtained by independent journalist Lee Fang.

Center for Internet Security (CIS), a nonprofit that advocates solutions to help safeguard against online threats, collaborated with election officials and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which is a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to report misinformation during the 2020 general election, according to a CIS report Fang obtained. Omidyar’s Democracy Fund provided a $130,000 grant to CIS with the stated purpose of “program support for Elections Security Best Practices Project,” according to 2020 tax records obtained by Fang.

“Through the support of a grant from the Democracy Fund, CIS began developing a web- based interactive platform, the Misinformation Reporting Portal (MiRP) as a means for facilitating interaction between election officials and their representatives CISA, CIS, and social media platforms,” the CIS report states.

CISA has a panel called the Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Misinformation and Disinformation Subcommittee, which issued recommendations in June 2022 on how to address threats to “critical functions” of democracy, including elections.

“CISA does not censor speech, period,” the agency told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “CISA’s mission is to build resilience to disinformation and foreign malign influence activities that threaten critical infrastructure, including election infrastructure. We work in a non-partisan manner with state and local election officials to equip the American public with accurate information about the conduct and security of their elections. Online content platform operators, as always, make their own decisions regarding the content on their platforms.”

I have a new document showing that a billionaire Biden donor funded the “misinformation reporting” portal used by the Dept. of Homeland Security to flag tweets for censorship during the 2020 election. I obtained this report from a public records request.

— Lee Fang (@lhfang) June 8, 2023

The CIS’s MiRP handled 209 cases during the 2020 election and 61% of them “resulted in positive action,” meaning the posts were taken down or labeled, according to the CIS report. There was an increase in misinformation submissions around the time the actual election occurred, as over half were within 10 days of it.

Some examples on election day were “claims that typical machine issues were nefarious and intended to sway the election” and “claims that typical election operations (e.g., movement of ballots) were improper and/or nefarious,” according to the CIS report. On election night, there were reports of misinformation on “claims of ballot ‘stuffing,’” “claims of intentional restriction of poll watchers” and “claims of manipulation of results by voting systems or super computers.”

CIS and CISA collaborated to make sure that the submissions were promptly sent to the respective social media platform within one hour of receipt, most often Facebook and Twitter, according to the report. Facebook and Twitter accounted for 80% of the reported cases.

“In addition to sharing all reports with CISA, some reports were shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation,” the CIS report stated.

The Omidyar Network, a social change investment firm, also funded Accountable Tech, which led an effort to pressure advertisers to stop buying ads on Twitter after Tesla CEO Elon Musk purchased the platform, according to the project’s website. The Omidyar Network contributed four grants ranging from $12,825 to $209,500 between October 2022 and March 2023, according to a grant database.

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30% of Young Americans Support Government Cameras Installed in American Homes

By The Geller Report

The poison fruit of leftist education-inculcation.

New Cato poll reveals 29% of Gen Z would allow government surveillance in their homes.

The scary thing is their vote counts just as much as everyone else’s.

This is truly 1984 stuff.

3 in 10 Young Americans and Mostly Democrats Support Government Cameras Installed in American Households, Survey Says

By: Jim Hoft TPG, June. 6, 2023:

In a society increasingly shaped by technology and security concerns, a concerning trend is emerging among younger generations in the United States.

While most Americans across all demographic groups oppose government surveillance in their homes, there is a higher acceptance of such measures among younger individuals willing to trade freedom and privacy for enhanced security and protection.

In a newly released national survey conducted by the CATO Institute, it has been revealed that almost a third of young Americans (Gen Z) favor the installation of government surveillance cameras in every household.

The survey included 2,000 participants and examined public attitudes toward the government’s potential role in reducing “domestic violence, abuse, and illegal activities.”

The results of the survey indicated that only 14 percent of Americans in total supported the idea of government surveillance cameras in homes. The majority, 75 percent, opposed the notion, with 68 percent expressing strong opposition. A small fraction of respondents, 10 percent, remained undecided on the matter.

The study results revealed those under 30 were most likely to approve government-installed monitoring cameras in private homes.

“However, Americans under the age of 30 stand out when it comes to George Orwell’s 1984‐​style in-home government surveillance cameras. 3 in 10 (29 percent) Americans under 30 favor “the government installing surveillance cameras in every household” in order to “reduce domestic violence, abuse, and other illegal activity.” Support declines with age, dropping to 20 percent among 30–44-year-olds and dropping considerably to 6 percent among those over the age of 45,” according to the study.

Keep reading.


Pamela Geller

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As AI Developers Try To Sell Senate Hearing On The Technology’s Safety, Violent Extremists Are Planning To ‘Wreak Havoc’ With It

By Middle East Media Research Institute

Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and antigovernment groups – racially/ethnically motivated violent extremists, aka REMVE – are discussing and posting about AI use on the main social media platforms that they favor. Privately and openly, they are talking about and testing and using AI, in addition to developing their own versions and recruiting engineers and teams for special projects, including for breaking into banks.

The most troubling examples found by the MEMRI Domestic Terrorism Threat Monitor (DTTM) research team in its work studying this topic involve extremists actually discussing the use of AI for planning terror attacks, including making weapons of mass destruction. One accelerationist group which seeks to bring about the total collapse of society recently conducted, in a Facebook group, a conversation about trying to trick an AI chat bot into providing details for making mustard gas and napalm. These and other examples are detailed in a new MEMRI DTTM report to be released later this month.

Also in the report is the leader of a designated terrorist entity – a former U.S. government contractor who frequently calls for attacks inside the U.S. from his safe haven in Russia – who published suggestions generated by ChatGPT for engaging in guerilla warfare and about critical infrastructure in the U.S. that would be most vulnerable to attack. ChatGPT said that the most vulnerable U.S. infrastructure was “the electrical grid.”

Others are talking about using AI to plan armed uprisings to overthrow the current U.S. governmental system, and sharing their AI-created versions of U.S. flags, military uniforms, and graphic designs of the White House. They also discuss AI’s use for recruitment and for spreading their ideology and propaganda online, including with videos they create. Deepfake videos showing Hitler delivering a speech in English and Harry Potter actress Emma Watson reading Hitler’s Mein Kampf aloud have gone viral on their platforms.

MEMRI research has already found jihadi terrorists talking about using AI for developing weapons systems, including drones and self-driving car bombs. As I wrote in Newsweek in March, a popular user on an ISIS-operated Rocket.Chat server revealed in December 2021 that he had asked ChatGPT for advice on supporting the caliphate, and shared the results. In late March, ISIS supporters discussed using ChatGPT for coding and building software for hacking and encryption, concluding that “2023 will be a very special year for hackers, thanks to chatbots and AI programs.”

As early as March 2016, Microsoft released the AI chatbot Tay, but shut it down within 24 hours after it was manipulated into tweeting pro-Hitler messages. Nevertheless, seven years later, the danger posed by neo-Nazi and white supremacist use of AI has only increased. On the Hello History chat app, released in early January 2023 and downloaded over 10,000 times on Google Play alone, users can chat with simulated versions of historical figures, including Adolf Hitler and Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

As AI technology races ahead – total global corporate investments in AI reached nearly $94 billion in 2021 – many companies involved in its development are laying off their ethicists, who examine algorithms to prevent the type of extremism on the platforms that are cited in this article.

The news of these firings comes as over 2,000 tech leaders and researchers demanded safety protocols and called on the industry to “immediately pause for at least six months” the training of ever more advanced AI systems, citing “profound risks to society and humanity.” To top this off, on May 1, artificial intelligence pioneer and “godfather” Geoffrey Hinton quit Google, where he had become one of the most respected voices in the field, so he could freely speak out about the dangers of AI.

In response to the ongoing backlash, Sam Altman, CEO of ChatGPT creator OpenAI, explained in an interview that “time” is needed “to see how [the technology is] used,” that “we’re monitoring [it] very closely,” and that “we can take it back” and “turn things off.” Altman’s claims serve the AI industry.

Nevertheless, at his testimony today before the Senate subcommittee hearing about oversight of AI, Altman stressed the need for regulation and said that the industry wanted to work with governments – but how exactly that would happen was not clear. Prior to the hearing, Altman had private meetings with key lawmakers following the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, and this evening he is scheduled to attend a dinner with members of Congress.

The neo-Nazi and white supremacist focus on AI, here in the U.S. and worldwide, is a national security threat that is not even mentioned in recent warnings about AI. While extremists hope AI will help “wreak havoc” – per a recent post in an accelerationist chat – it is not known whether U.S. and Western counterterrorism agencies have even begun to address this threat.

The closest acknowledgement to recognizing the danger came in the first week of May when President Biden brought together tech leaders involved in AI who were warning of the potential “enormous danger” it poses, while promising to invest millions on advancing research about it.

Earlier, in April, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency director Jen Easterly warned, in a panel discussion, about the dangers of this technology and of access to it: “We are hurtling forward in a way that I think is not the right level of responsibility, implementing AI capabilities in production, without any legal barriers, without any regulation.” And Senator Chris Murphy recently warned about AI: “We made a mistake by trusting the technology industry to self-police social media… I just can’t believe that we are on the precipice of making the same mistake.”

Whether the call to halt AI development has come in time remains to be seen. But regardless, this private industry should not be operating without government oversight. It is clear is that the industry needs to follow standards and create guidelines to examine issues like this – moves that have still not been made for terrorist use of social media. While the National Institute of Standards and Technology has reportedly developed frameworks for responsibility in AI use, no one seems to know about them.


Steven Stalinsky, Ph.D.

Steven Stalinsky, Ph.D., is Executive Director of MEMRI.


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Biden’s Digital Strategy: An Army of (TikTok) Influencers

By The Geller Report

At a time when Congress is trying to pass legislation to ban China’s TikTok, the Biden Administration uses TikTok influencers to increase President Biden’s popularity with Gen Z voters. Why would President Biden support legislation to protect America against TikTok, when he now uses the platform to improve his chances for re-election? And what is the RNC doing to respond? Probably nothing.

Biden’s digital strategy: an army of (TikTok) influencers

By Axios, April 10, 2023

President Biden’s not-yet-official bid for re-election will lean on hundreds of social media “influencers” who will tout Biden’s record — and soon may have their own briefing room at the White House, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: The move aims to boost Biden’s standing among young voters who are crucial to Democrats’ success in elections — and to potentially counter former President Trump’s massive social media following, if he’s the GOP nominee in 2024.

If you’re wondering who the social media influencers Joe Biden will be employing to help him win in 2024 are, these are two of them.

— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 10, 2023

Biden’s digital strategy team will connect with influencers across the nation to target those who may not follow the White House or Democratic Party on social media — or who have tuned out mainstream media altogether. Four Biden digital staffers are focused on influencers and independent content creators. The staffers officially work for the White House, not Biden’s campaign — but reaching young and suburban voters is clearly a priority. Young voters (ages 18-29) preferred Biden over Trump by a 26-point margin in 2020, and Democrats over Republicans by 28 points in the 2022 midterms. A measure of the importance Team Biden is placing on its digital strategy: Rob Flaherty, who leads the effort, has been named assistant to the president — the same rank as the White House communications director and press secretary.

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Geller Report Staff


Let’s be clear about what’s happening here.

The Biden admin is giving press credentials to influencers on TikTok — Beijing’s Trojan Horse app — to boost Biden’s re-elect campaign.

And we’re supposed to believe Biden would ban TikTok if given the chance?

— Michael Sobolik (@michaelsobolik) April 10, 2023

Biden Admin Recruits Influencers for Possible White House Briefing Room – Real News Now

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 10, 2023

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V.4.C.R. VIDEO EXPOSÈ: How to Protect Your Children in the Online World

By Veterans 4 Child Rescue

Are you aware of how many predators are on the same internet platforms your child uses?

Children are growing up in an inescapably cybertronic world. Rather than hoping they’ll avoid the internet, we must take a proactive approach in guiding them through safe, responsible use.

Watch this presentation on how to protect your children in the online world:

Listen to the shocking truth of what we saw during a recent sting operation:

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Elon Musk, Apple Co-Founder, Tech Experts Issue Warning on ‘Giant AI Experiments’: ‘Dangerous Race’

By The Geller Report

There is so much the general public does not understand about AI or its risks to society and civilization.

Imagine it in the wrong hands.

Elon Musk, Apple co-founder, other tech experts call for pause on ‘giant AI experiments’: ‘Dangerous race

Musk, Wozniak, other tech innovators sign open letter urging temporary pause in the development of AI systems more powerful than OpenAI’s GPT-4, citing risks to society and civilization

By Chris Pandolfo | Fox News

Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and a host of other tech leaders and artificial intelligence experts are urging AI labs to pause development of powerful new AI systems in an open letter citing potential risks to society.

The letter asks AI developers to “immediately pause for at least 6 months the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4.” It was issued by the Future of Life Institute and signed by more than 1,000 people, including Musk, who argued that safety protocols need to be developed by independent overseers to guide the future of AI systems. GPT-4 is the latest deep learning model from OpenAI, which “exhibits human-level performance on various professional and academic benchmarks,” according to the lab.

“Powerful AI systems should be developed only once we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks will be manageable,” the letter said.

The letter warns that at this stage, no one “can understand, predict, or reliably control” the powerful new tools developed in AI labs. The undersigned tech experts cite the risks of propaganda and lies spread through AI-generated articles that look real, and even the possibility that Ai programs can outperform workers and make jobs obsolete.

“AI labs and independent experts should use this pause to jointly develop and implement a set of shared safety protocols for advanced AI design and development that are rigorously audited and overseen by independent outside experts,” the letter states.

“In parallel, AI developers must work with policymakers to dramatically accelerate development of robust AI governance systems.”


Tesla CEO Elon Musk and more than 1,000 tech leaders and artificial intelligence experts are calling for a temporary pause on the development of AI systems more powerful than OpenAI’s GPT-4, warning of risks to society and civilization.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and more than 1,000 tech leaders and artificial intelligence experts are calling for a temporary pause on the development of AI systems more powerful than OpenAI’s GPT-4, warning of risks to society and civilization.

The signatories, which include Stability AI CEO Emad Mostaque, researchers at Alphabet-owned DeepMind, as well as AI heavyweights Yoshua Bengio and Stuart Russell, emphasize that AI development in general should be not paused, writing that their letter is calling for “merely a stepping back from the dangerous race to ever-larger unpredictable black-box models with emergent capabilities.”

According to the European Union’s transparency register, the Future of Life Institute is primarily funded by the Musk Foundation, as well as London-based effective altruism group Founders Pledge, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Musk, whose electric car company Tesla uses AI for its autopilot system, has previously raised concerns about the rapid development of AI.

Since its release last year, Microsoft-backed OpenAI’s ChatGPT has prompted rivals to accelerate developing similar large language models, and companies to integrate generative AI models into their products.

Notably absent from the letter’s signatories was Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI.


Pamela Geller


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