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    Russia’s foreign ministry on Monday added to its extensive blacklist 39 famous Brits, including the ever-so-irksome Piers Morgan. The country banned Morgan, along with former Prime Minister David Cameron and others, as part of its payback for the U.K.’s shunning of Russia and support for Ukraine. In a statement first reported by The Daily Mail, Russia said the blacklisted individuals “contribute to the hostile course of London aimed at the demonisation of our country and its international isolation.” Morgan seemed unbothered by the ban, quipping on Twitter: “It wasn’t on my immediate vacation to-do list.” Joining Morgan on the banned list are other media figures like BBC News head Jonathan Charles Munro and top editors at The Guardian, The Sun, and The Telegraph. Aside from Cameron, the list also includes politicians like Labour Party leader Keir Starmer. “The choice in favour of confrontation is the conscious decision of the British political establishment, which bears all responsibility for the consequences,” Russia’s foreign ministry wrote. The ubiquitous talk show host—with an already long list of enemies—has done a number of TV segments...
    by Micaela Burrow   The U.S. is investigating Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei for potential surveillance capabilities at cell towers near U.S. military bases and missile silos, according to Reuters. Authorities are concerned that China could exploit Huawei communications equipment in the U.S. to gather sensitive data on military procedures and personnel, Reuters reported Thursday. The Commerce Department reportedly opened the investigation in 2021. Brendan Carr, the senior Republican on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), told Reuters that Huawei equipment near military bases, including Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, could allow the Chinese government to surveil troop movements and other electronic activities. This could give away preparations for any future missile strike on China, he said. The Commerce Department subpoenaed Huawei in April 2021 for disclosures on the technology giant’s data collection and sharing policies, according to a 10-page document seen by Reuters. Huawei could access information related to cell phone usage, including message contents and geolocation data. “Protecting U.S. persons’ safety and security against malign information collection is vital to protecting our economy and national security,” a spokesperson for the...
    More On: nene leakes Carole Radziwill slams Bravo for being ‘rude,’ not paying her NeNe Leakes is still pals with ‘Housewives’ despite Bravo war NeNe Leakes: Why Wendy Williams had my talk show with Tom Arnold killed Tom Arnold claims Wendy Williams axed his talk show with NeNe Leakes over purse comment “Real Housewives of Atlanta” alum NeNe Leakes took to Twitter to call out “abusers” who “want power over their victims” amid her ongoing racism lawsuit with Bravo. On Sunday, the reality TV star — who claims she was “blacklisted” and “silenced” for speaking out against the network – retweeted multiple fan support messages. “Everybody can see what they did to me! Nobody is stupid!” Leakes, 54, tweeted in response to fans. She also claimed, “This treatment has been going on for yearssss!” “Just remember, abusers want power over their victims!” she added in a third tweet, not specifying who the “abusers” were. “They want to break you! Most abuse takes place behind closed doors (hint: this is why you don’t know or see everything) In the surface...
    Russia is increasingly relying on ‘convicts and blacklisted individuals’ to plug gaps in its frontline forces, the UK’s Ministry of Defence claimed yesterday. With 50,000 Russian troops believed dead, wounded or captured since Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, the Kremlin has contracted the Wagner Group, a mercenary firm, to supply soldiers. But even the group’s resources are running low after fighting in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. Russia has made territorial gains but at a significant cost. Yesterday the MoD said: ‘The fighting has inflicted heavy casualties on the group. Russia is increasingly relying on ‘convicts and blacklisted individuals’ to plug gaps in its frontline forces, the UK’s Ministry of Defence claimed yesterday, as 50,000 of Putin's troops are believed dead, wounded or captured since the President (pictured) invaded Ukraine ‘Wagner are lowering recruitment standards, hiring convicts and formerly blacklisted individuals while very limited training is available to new recruits. ‘This will highly likely impact on the future operational effectiveness of the group and will reduce its value as a prop to the regular Russian forces.’ RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next...
    The American defense contractor L3 Harris attempts to buy the Pegasus spying and hacking technology from a banned Israeli company was backed by US government officials. That's according to a new bombshell report from the New York Times.  L3 Harris abandoned negotiations with NSO Group after their talks were widely reported in June.  Since November 2021, the Biden Administration has blacklisted NSO Group on the Commerce Department's Entity List barring US companies from doing business with the Israeli firm.  The Times report cites five people familiar with the negotiations in reporting that multiple US intelligence agencies were supportive of L3 Harris' deal with NSO Group.  Since November 2021, the Biden Administration has blacklisted NSO Group on the Commerce Department's Entity List barring US companies from doing business with the Israeli firm Founder and CEO of NSO Group Shalev Hulioco L3Harris Technologies CEO Christopher E. "Chris" Kubasik That support was conditional on NSO Group allowing for their 'zero days' technology, a piece of tech that allows Pegasus to hack into cell phones, to be sold to the so-called other members of...
    For over a decade beginning in 1947, the anti-Communist witch hunt that was the Hollywood Blacklist ruined careers, families, and lives. Anyone who came to the attention of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and who refused to name names or publicly denounce communism was put on the proverbial list, the notoriety of which stripped them of their ability for gainful employment. No Hollywood player wanted to be guilty by association. Director Herbert Biberman was named in the earliest, most infamous wave of HUAC victims known as “The Hollywood 10.” He was sentenced to jail for six months for refusing to answer Congress’ question about his communist affiliation. Producer and screenwriter Paul Jarrico was swept up in the second wave and also stayed silent. Soon after screenwriter Michael Wilson won a 1952 Oscar for A Place in the Sun, he was blacklisted for—you guessed it—refusing to cooperate. Most of the men who were blacklisted either never worked again or struggled to produce work under pseudonyms or outside of the country. But in 1953, these three men took a different...
    KRIS Jenner has stunned fans by including two of her daughter's blacklisted baby daddies in a sweet post for Father's Day. The famous family has snubbed both Tristan Thompson and Kanye West after splitting from Khloe and Kim. 1Credit: Getty Images But Kris, 66, has decided to include them in her Father's Day Instagram tribute, as the momager created a photo collage with all the dads in her life. The photo included snapshots of her son Rob and his daughter Dream, Travis Scott and Kylie's daughter Stormi, and Scott Disick with him and Kourtney's three kids. The reality star also made sure to include a photo of Kylie and Kendall with their dad Caitlyn Jenner, Kourtney's new husband Travis Barker and his three children, and a photo of her ex-husband Robert Kardashian Sr. with their brood of five kids. But most surprisingly, Kris added in a picture of Tristan Thompson with his daughter True, four, who he shares with Khloe Kardashian. The ex-couple has been embroiled in drama ever since the news broke that the athlete fathered a love child...
    KARDASHIAN fans are enraged after blacklisted family members including Tristan Thompson have attended Kylie Jenner’s BFF’s birthday party. Kylie, her sister Kendall Jenner, bestie Stassie Karanikolaou, Khloe's ex Tristan Thompson and Kylie's ex Tyga were all in attendance at the wild event. 5Kylie Jenner was spotted at her best friend Stassie Karanikolaou's birthday bash with an interesting guest listCredit: BackGrid 5Fans were shocked to see Khloe's cheating ex Tristan Thompson show his face at the partyCredit: BackGrid Several photos of celebrities entering and exiting the party made their way to social media and fans were shocked at the interesting guest list. The Kardashians' sister Khloe, 37, was heartbroken when the news of her baby daddy Tristan, 31, cheating on the Kardashian with Maralee Nichols, 31, broke to the public media in December 2021. Even though the couple had navigated a rocky relationship through the years, this was the final blow and Tristan was blacklisted by the Kardashian family. Kylie dated Tyga and broke it off in 2017 before moving on with Travis Scott. Read More on KylieKYLIE'S KASH Kylie shows...
    FERRARI has confirmed that Kim Kardashian is banned from buying certain types of their vehicles. But Kim isn’t the only star partially-barred by the Italian automotive manufacturer. 2Kim Kardashian covered her Lamborghini Urus’ exterior and interior in Cozy SKIMS fabric to promote her brandCredit: Instagram/kimkardashian Ferrari banned Justin Bieber from purchasing special edition, and exclusive model Ferrari’s due to the singer’s past treatment of the brand’s vehicles. Celebrities on this Ferrari blacklist remain able to buy series production models. Ferrari told Spanish Newspaper Marca, “Ferrari reserves the right to decide on special editions,” via a branded statement. Bieber’s frowned-upon Ferrari behavior includes many alterations from his friends at West Coast Customs and some documented neglect. READ MORE ON KIM KARDASHIANNO KID-DING Kim slammed for letting North wear 'inappropriate' corset to Kourtney's weddingMASSIVE KIM-PIRE Kim Kardashian drops $6.3M on home next door to her $60M LA mansion Bieber left his Ferrari 458 Italia parked at the Montage Hotel for three weeks before recovering the vehicle. Kim is similarly known to customize her car collection’s luxury vehicles. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians...
    The far-left Washington Post published what reads like a tribute to Hunter S. Thompson, a man the Washington Post would have blacklisted off the face of the earth. The Post published the piece to promote a new Thompson biography. While I haven’t yet read the biography, the Post piece is a total whitewash. To be clear, there’s plenty to admire about Hunter S. Thompson. I’ve read his early books and read two biographies about the gonzo journalist last year. While I disagree with most of his political beliefs and found his personal behavior off-putting, the work is the work is the work. He should be judged on his work and not on his personal life — which is personal. What happened between him and his two wives and many girlfriends, and his friends and colleagues is between them. The world’s a complicated place. Things are not always as they seem. The kangaroo court of public opinion should not be pulling the Woke Switch to destroy careers over someone’s personal life. If they break the law, if due process is involved,...
    The #MeToo Terror has recently taken out two legends: Frank Langella and Bill Murray. In response, Murray groveled, but the 84-year-old Langella is standing up for himself. Last month Netflix fired the screen legend over a minor complaint. At the time, Langella was three months into shooting the streamer’s adaption of Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. Reportedly, there were only three weeks of shooting remaining. Nonetheless, all his scenes will still be re-shot. We were told Langella made an inappropriate joke and that was that… Time’s up, Old White Dude! You are blacklisted, canceled, smeared, destroyed, annihilated, and disgraced because We Have The Power Now and We Hate You and it’s not Mrs. Joe McCarthy, it’s Ms. Joe McCarthy. In a statement released Thursday to far-left Deadline (one of the primary Hollywood publications that have embraced this latest form of McCarthyism), Langella told his side of the story. According to him: On March 25 of this year, I was performing a love scene with the actress playing my young wife. Both of us were fully clothed....
    More On: nene leakes Marlo Hampton reacts to BFF NeNe Leakes’ ‘RHOA’ lawsuit Kandi Burruss reacts to NeNe Leakes’ ‘RHOA’ lawsuit Kim Zolciak posts about boozy Chili’s outing after NeNe Leakes’ racism lawsuit NeNe Leakes sues claiming racism accepted on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ NeNe Leakes claims Bravo execs “blacklisted” and “silenced” her for speaking up against the network that helped her rise to fame. When TMZ asked the former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, 54, why she just recently filed her discrimination lawsuit against the companies behind the hit reality show, she said she actually “felt like it was the right time … a few years ago.” “But I was constantly being retaliated against, being blacklisted, not able to work, being silenced, and so, you know, it was difficult to do.” Leakes did not go into detail as to how Bravo allegedly “blacklisted” or “silenced” her. However, she reaffirmed her comments to TMZ by describing herself on her Instagram bio as a “BLACKLISTED TV PERSONALITY & ENTREPRENEUR” and on Twitter as “BLACKLISTED FOR TELLING THE TRUTH & NOT...
    An attorney for Watson told the outlet that he believes his client's First Amendment rights were violated. “You see employees at rallies and events, and employers notice they are there,” Shawn Sasooness of SW Employment Law Group said in a statement on the litigation. “All of a sudden their hours are reduced or they are retaliated against. It’s not incredibly common, but it’s a lot more common in the past few years.” He added that it's highly questionable that Watson — who never received any disciplinary action prior to his firing — was terminated. “There is a shortage of teachers and a shortage of people in the school district,“ Sasooness added. “This is a teacher who had great reviews and everybody liked him.” Watson and his legal team filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on Monday. What else? Watson told Blaze Media on Friday that he has since taken a job teaching in another school district approximately 70 miles south of Sacramento...
    RALF RANGNICK has blasted Victor Lindelof and appeared to claim that the Manchester United defender ignored his advice against Liverpool. The Red Devils were smashed 4-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s side on a humiliating night for the club on Tuesday. 2Ralf Rangnick has singled out Victor LIndelof for not following instructions against LiverpoolCredit: Getty 2The Swede lost possession for the Reds to score their crucial third goalCredit: Getty United's legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson looked heartbroken in the stands as he helplessly watched on. Roy Keane ripped into the club as he declared that the team is devoid of leaders, heart, soul and quality. And Gary Neville was left fuming with United when speaking on commentary for Sky Sports, as he blasted the squad as a "waste of space". Now interim manager Rangnick, who will officially be replaced in the dug-out by Erik ten Hag this summer, has not held back in slamming his own players. READ MORE MAN UTDMAN UTD NEWS Erik ten Hag ANNOUNCED as Man Utd manager, Dutchman signs three-year deal Despite not name-dropping the Swedish defender...
    A veteran Democratic operative with ties to the Biden administration is advising a military spyware firm accused of helping foreign governments spy on murdered Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, according to new filings. Bluelight Strategies President Steven Rabinowitz is being paid to provide government relations services to NSO Group, a technology company that develops tools that allow smartphones to be monitored covertly. The firm has been embroiled in controversies over the use of its Pegasus software, which foreign governments have used to target journalists, human rights activists, and government officials, including U.S. diplomats. A phone number for French President Emmanuel Macron was on a list of suspected targets, as was a number for the Biden administration’s lead Iran negotiator, Robert Malley. BIDEN DOLES OUT ETHICS WAIVERS AT GREATER CLIP THAN TRUMP, WATCHDOG REPORTS A forensic investigation published late last year indicated that representatives of the Emirati government installed the software on the phone of Jamal Khashoggi’s wife months before the Washington Post columnist was murdered in Istanbul by a Saudi hit team. The analysis was conducted by privacy and security researchers...
    Actor James Woods, who’s acting career spans five decades, says he has been “blacklisted” in Hollywood, and that he “couldn’t care less.” “Blacklisted. And couldn’t care less,” says James Woods in response to a Twitter user, who asked, “Are you going to be making any more movies again or are you completely blacklisted for being a free thinker?” Blacklisted. And couldn’t care less. https://t.co/a36gPCl9jq — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 12, 2022 Woods’ acting career has spanned decades, with his first film being The Visitors in 1972, according to his IMDb page, which also lists the actor’s last film having been in 2016, with his last appearance in a television series being 2017. Woods has also starred in hit films such as Once Upon a Time in America, Casino, and John Q. Robert De Niro and James Woods in Once Upon a Time in America (Warner Bros., 1984) Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, and James Woods in Casino (Universal Pictures, 1995) The Salvador star appears to have been blacklisted over his unabashed conservative views. Woods began sharing his conservative views in the earlier years of Twitter, slamming the...
    A blacklisted Chinese Communist Party-linked telecommunications company tried to steal walkie-talkie technology from Motorola, according to a newly unsealed indictment. The Justice Department said China-based Hytera Communications Corp. was charged with conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets for allegedly conspiring with former employees of Motorola to steal digital mobile radio technology. Federal prosecutors claim Hytera recruited and hired Motorola employees, then had them steal trade secrets from the Chicago-based company. Some of the Motorola employees accessed the trade secret information from Motorola’s internal database and sent multiple emails describing their plans to use the technology at Hytera, prosecutors said. The 28-page indictment is partially redacted, with sections related to the names and identities of the defendants blacked out. It appears that it was filed under seal in May 2021. WRAY SAYS THREAT POSED BY CHINA IS 'MORE DAMAGING THAN EVER BEFORE' The Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau previously determined last March that five Chinese telecommunications companies, including Hytera as well as the more well-known Huawei, “pose an unacceptable risk to...
    MOROCCO boss Vahid Halilhodzic has declared Hakim Ziyech wouldn't be selected for the national team 'even if his name was Lionel Messi'. The Chelsea wide-man hasn't featured for his country since last June and has been part of an ongoing row with Halilhodzic. 2Ziyech has been banished from Morocco duty for his 'behaviour' not justifying selectionCredit: AFP 2Morocco boss Halihodzic has said Ziyech wouldn't be included 'even if his name is Messi'Credit: AFP Ziyech was not part of the Morocco squad that made it to this year's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals before being dumped out by Mo Salah's Egypt. And the 28-year-old won't be called up again by Halilhodzic any time soon because his 'behaviour' doesn't merit it. His record at international level (16 goals in 35 games) led to questions from reporters after the defeat to Egypt as to why he wasn't playing at Afcon. But Halilhodzic hit back: "The players I have selected are the best in the country. "I don't select a player who can unbalance the group. Not even...
    The health monitoring app that athletes competing in the Beijing Olympics were given has significant security flaws, is linked to a company blacklisted by the United States for Uyghur surveillance, and was developed by a company chaired by a Chinese Communist Party loyalist. The MY2022 app is owned by Beijing Financial Holdings Group, a state-controlled company founded in 2018 and belonging to the Beijing city government. Beijing Financial says it is run by a board of directors and a CCP committee. The company chairman is Fan Wenzhong, who is also the secretary of the company’s CCP committee. Everyone attending the Olympics in Beijing is required to submit their health status through MY2022 each day. The app’s presence at the Olympics is yet another example of how U.S. and international athletes will likely be forced to use technology linked to the CCP. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE HAS NO REGRETS OVER GIVING CHINA THE WINTER GAMES Citizen Lab, a Toronto-based cyber research group, released a report this month concluding that the MY2022 app “has a simple but devastating flaw...
              by Ailan Evans   Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta has earned at least $1 million to lobby the White House on behalf of Huawei, a Chinese technology and telecommunications company blacklisted under the Trump administration. Podesta, brother of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman John Podesta, received $500,000 from Huawei to lobby the Executive Office of the President between October and December of 2021, according to lobbying disclosures filed late Thursday. Huawei first hired Podesta in July 2021 and paid the long-time Democrat operative $500,000 to lobby the White House from July to September 2021. Podesta lobbied on “issues related to telecommunication services and impacted trade issues,” according to disclosure forms. The Trump administration placed Huawei on a trade blacklist in May 2019 for allegedly building backdoors in its technology that could be used by China for economic espionage. The U.S. has also taken action to limit Huawei’s access to American semiconductors. The Biden administration has not indicated it will lift trade restrictions on Huawei, telling CNBC in October 2021 that the company still posed a danger to national security. “President Biden and this administration believe digital infrastructure equipment made by untrustworthy...
    North Korea said its athletes would skip the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics despite the closeted nation already being suspended from participation. State-run media claimed the pandemic was the reason for the decision but made no mention of the International Olympic Committee in September barring North Korea from taking part in the games through 2022 after refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Summer Games. "We could not take part in the Olympics due to the hostile forces' moves and the worldwide pandemic," declared a letter from North Korea's Olympic committee and sports ministry that state media said was sent to China, the Associated Press reported Friday. The letter did not specify the origin of the hostile forces. WHO IS BOYCOTTING THE BEIJING OLYMPICS? North Korea also took the opportunity to praise its Chinese counterparts. "We would fully support the Chinese comrades in all their work to hold splendid and wonderful Olympic festival," the letter said, as reported by the Korean Central News Agency. Other countries are boycotting next month's Olympics in China in...
    A public relations firm run by former Democratic operatives and tied to foreign influence campaigns is lobbying national security legislation on behalf of a Chinese drone manufacturer blacklisted for alleged human rights abuses. DJI, a drone maker based out of Shenzhen, China, has paid CLS Strategies $190,000 in 2021 to lobby on drone legislation including the American Security Drone Act, according to lobbying disclosure forms. The U.S. Commerce Department placed DJI on its Entity List in December 2020, restricting U.S. companies exporting technology to DJI, and alleged the drone manufacturer to have “enabled wide-scale human rights abuses within China” through “high-technology surveillance.” CLS Strategies, staffed by several former Democratic operatives including Robert Chlopak and Mark Feierstein, was found by Facebook to have engaged in a coordinated political influence campaign in several South American countries, including Bolivia and Venezuela, according to Facebook’s August 2020 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior Report. A public relations firm run by former Democratic operatives and tied to foreign influence campaigns is working on behalf of a Chinese drone manufacturer blacklisted for alleged human rights abuses to...
    Now to put the wild hyperbole candle on top of the anti-Aaron Rodgers media cake, former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is now accusing Rodgers of “damaging professional sports” forever. On his SubStack page, Abdul-Jabbar was jabbering about how Rodgers has destroyed sports because of his unpopular ideas about the coronavirus vaccination in a post entitled, “Aaron Rodgers Didn’t Just Lie.” “His lies, his illogical defense, and his hubris damage all professional athletes,” Abdul-Jabbar exclaimed. GLENDALE, ARIZONA – OCTOBER 28: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers watches from the sidelines during the second half of the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on October 28, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 24-21. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Breitbart Sports readers will recall that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had avoided revealing his vaccination status and at one point claimed he was “immunized” against the virus. Though. last Friday he appeared on the Pat McAfee Show and explained that since he is allergic to some of the ingredients in the coronavirus vaccines, he underwent...
    Comedian Dave Chappelle will be taking his recently-produced documentary about his pandemic comedy shows to ten U.S. cities after various film festivals blacklisted him amid controversy over his Netflix comedy special. Though Dave Chappelle typically keeps his stand-up shows under tight wraps, on Monday, he posted a brief five-minute video to his Instagram of him talking about all the controversy that arose after Netflix aired his recent comedy special, The Closer, which heavily mocked elements of the LGBTQ community over its stranglehold on free speech. At one point, Chappelle mentioned a documentary he created during the pandemic that he says was blacklisted by various film festivals after his special aired. “This film that I made was invited to every film festival in the United States and some of those invitations I accepted. When this controversy came out about ‘The Closer,’ they began disinviting me from these film festivals,” Chappelle claimed. “And now, today, not a film company, not a movie studio, not a film festival, nobody will touch this film.” Watch below:  View this post on Instagram A post...
    Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman John Podesta, received $500,000 from a blacklisted Chinese tech giant to lobby the White House from July through September, records show. The Chinese tech company, Huawei, paid Tony Podesta to lobby the White House on “issues related to telecommunication services and impacted trade issues,” according to a lobbying disclosure form filed Wednesday, CNBC reported. Former President Donald Trump placed Huawei on a trade blacklist in May 2019. Additionally, the Federal Communications Commission designated Huawei a national security threat in 2020 due to its “close ties to the Chinese Communist Party and China’s military apparatus,” Fox Business reported. The Justice Department also charged Huawei with 13 counts of fraud in January 2019 and conspiracy to steal trade secrets in February 2020. Huawei hired Tony Podesta in July to help curry favor for the company with President Joe Biden’s administration, according to Politico. (RELATED: Huawei Hires Veteran Democratic Lobbyist Tony Podesta) The White House defended the federal government’s trade restrictions against Huawei in a statement to CNBC. “President Biden and...
    Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company that is on the U.S. government's trade blacklist, paid longtime veteran Democratic lobbyist and donor Tony Podesta $500,000 to lobby the White House during the third quarter. Podesta's lobbying, which took place between July and September, was revealed in a lobbying disclosure report Thursday. It's not clear what kind of activities Podesta engaged in or what policies he pushed for during his lobbying campaign for Huawei. The revelation comes at a time when the Biden administration is facing scrutiny to keep Huawei on the trade blacklist, which keeps the company from accessing the American semiconductors market. Biden's nominee for overseeing China export policy, Alan Estevez, said last month that he views Huawei as a national security threat and expects the company to remain on the trade blacklist unless "things change." “President Biden and this administration believe digital infrastructure equipment made by untrustworthy vendors, like Huawei, pose a threat to the security of the U.S., our allies, and our partners. Export controls against Huawei remain in place,” a White House official told CNBC when asked about...
    Tony PodestaRebecca D'Angelo | The Washington Post | Getty Images Huawei, the Chinese tech giant that is on a U.S. trade blacklist, paid veteran Democratic lobbyist and donor Tony Podesta $500,000 to lobby the White House during the third quarter. The disclosure comes as the Biden administration is facing pressure to keep Huawei on the blacklist, which restricts the company's access to semiconductors. The lobbying took place between July and September. The specifics of Podesta's lobbying campaign for Huawei were not clear. Podesta and Huawei did not return requests for comment before publication. The White House, in a response Thursday, criticized Huawei and said the company is still subject to trade restrictions. "President Biden and this administration believe digital infrastructure equipment made by untrustworthy vendors, like Huawei, pose a threat to the security of the U.S., our allies, and our partners. Export controls against Huawei remain in place," a White House official said, when asked about Podesta's lobbying. "We are committed to using the full range of our tools to keep us and our allies secure," the official added. "We...
    Florida Senator Marco Rubio is calling on President Joe Biden to oust US climate envoy John Kerry on Friday after reports emerged that Kerry holds a $1 million stake in a Chinese company that's funneling money into a business blacklisted for its abuses against Uighur Muslims.  In a searing op-ed the Republican lawmaker said Biden has a 'choice' to either 'stand by the man profiting from slave labor or fire him.' 'It should be an easy choice, but the Biden administration and some Democrats are so desperate for a climate deal with the Chinese Communist Party that they are willing to ignore the regime’s use of slave labor,' he wrote.   Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz have an investment of at least $1 million in China-based investment firm Hillhouse China Value Fund L.P., according to financial documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Rubio believes his partial ownership in a Chinese business venture should alone disqualify him from negotiating climate change with Beijing.   But the company owns a significant share of YITU Technology - a company that in 2019 was...
                      by Andrew Kerr  Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and his wife hold at least $1 million in a Chinese investment fund that owns a significant stake in a Chinese technology company that aided China’s human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims, records show. Kerry reported holding an “over $1,000,000” stake in the investment fund, Hillhouse China Value Fund L.P., in his financial disclosure submitted in February. The fund is a part of the Hillhouse Capital Group, a private equity firm operated by Chinese billionaire Zhang Lei and known for its early investments in some of China’s top technology companies. Hillhouse invested $55 million in the Chinese surveillance firm Yitu Technology in 2017, a company that was later placed on the U.S. government’s “entity list” in 2019 for developing facial recognition software specifically designed to detect Uyghurs. Being on the entity list, U.S. companies must obtain a special license before doing business with Yitu, according to the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Kerry’s investment in Hillhouse was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon. Kerry owns his stake in the...
    Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and his wife hold at least $1 million in a Chinese investment fund that owns a significant stake in a Chinese technology company that aided China’s human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims, records show. Kerry reported holding an “over $1,000,000” stake in the investment fund, Hillhouse China Value Fund L.P., in his financial disclosure submitted in February. The fund is a part of the Hillhouse Capital Group, a private equity firm operated by Chinese billionaire Zhang Lei and known for its early investments in some of China’s top technology companies. Hillhouse invested $55 million in the Chinese surveillance firm Yitu Technology in 2017, a company that was later placed on the U.S. government’s “entity list” in 2019 for developing facial recognition software specifically designed to detect Uyghurs. Being on the entity list, U.S. companies must obtain a special license before doing business with Yitu, according to the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Kerry’s investment in Hillhouse was first reported by the Washington Free Beacon. Kerry owns his stake in the investment fund...
    Google has banned Live Action’s advertisements, including an abortion pill reversal ad, according to the pro-life organization’s founder and president Lila Rose. Rose called Google’s decision “a blatant, political double standard,” adding that “Meanwhile, Google is permitting abortion facilities to advertise next-day abortions & abortion via mail.” “At the request of abortion activists, @Google has just BANNED all of @LiveAction’s pro-life ads, including those promoting the Abortion Pill Reversal treatment, a resource that has saved 2500 children to date,” Rose tweeted on Tuesday. Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, speaks at Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O, in San Francisco on 28 June 2012 ( KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/GettyImages ) Pro-life protesters stand near the gate of the Texas state capitol at a protest outside the Texas state capitol on May 29, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Thousands of protesters came out in response to a new bill outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected signed on Wednesday by Texas Governor Greg Abbot. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images) The Live Action founder also shared a purported screenshot of Google notifying her that 18...
    Shana Chappell, mother of U.S. marine Kareem Nikoui, 20, who was killed in the recent Kabul attack, says Facebook disabled her Instagram account after she posted a picture and message about her son. In a post on Facebook, Chappell said the Facebook-owned platform Instagram began flagging posts on her account from months ago after she posted about her son. Kareem Nikoui Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives for the 8th annual Breakthrough Prize awards ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California on November 3, 2019. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images) “As soon as I posted about what happened to my son Instagram started pulling up my posts from months ago and sending me notifications that if I kept posting stuff like this that they would disable my account,” said Chappell. “Posts from months ago!” Her post on Facebook is also censored, with a message informing users that “this content isn’t available right now.” The New York Times described Chappell’s post in an article before it was reportedly deleted by Instagram. The...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- According to Congressman Ro Khanna there are at least 50 Bay Area families asking the DOJ to help rescue their loved ones from Afghanistan.ABC7 News reporter Luz Pena spoke to a South Bay resident who says her parents were blacklisted by the Taliban and need to flee.Helay's parents helped her flee to the U.S to go to college and be free. Now she's hoping she can help them flee to safety."Last time I hugged them, I touched them. It was the last time I saw them at the airport. Oh God.. I miss them," said Helay.Time is ticking. On Tuesday U.S military forces are set to leave Afghanistan.RELATED: Biden vows to avenge Kabul airport attack deaths in emotional speechLuz Pena: "Do you believe that if your parents stay in Afghanistan past Tuesday they could be killed?"Helay: "Yes. God forbid. I'm scared. I'm terrified. They don't deserve that. They don't deserve it."Helay and her two siblings are doing everything in their power to help their parents flee Kabul. They've called lawmakers across the country asking for help....
    A BRIDE-TO-BE revealed how a falling out with her future mum-in-law over her dress led to the entire groom’s side of the family refusing to attend her wedding.  "I didn’t invite my mother-in-law wedding dress shopping because our relationship is awkward but I thought I’d show her a picture to make her feel included," she explained on Reddit's Am I The A**hole forum. 1The bride shared her concerns onlineCredit: Getty "My dress is a beautiful flowy beachy dress, but not technically a wedding dress and could be ordered in colour.  “I bought it from a small local boutique that we both love." But she was stunned when her mum-in-law-to-be BANNED her from getting her prospective frock - because she had already got it in green. She explained how she planned to wear it for her forthcoming 50th birthday do, a fortnight after the wedding. The bride explained: "There is enough detailing that it is still clearly the same dress and she has the receipt to prove she got it first.  “Lavish birthday parties are a thing in our circle, so...
    Reports of targeted killings in areas overrun by the Taliban mounted Friday, fueling fears that they will return Afghanistan to the repressive rule they imposed when they were last in power, even as they urged imams to push a message of unity at Friday’s prayers. Terrified that the new de facto rulers would commit such abuses and despairing for their country’s future, thousands have raced to Kabul’s airport and border crossings following the Taliban’s stunning blitz through Afghanistan. Others have taken to the streets to protest the takeover — acts of defiance that Taliban fighters have violently suppressed. The Taliban say they have become more moderate since they last ruled Afghanistan in the 1990s and have pledged to restore security and forgive those who fought them in the 20 years since a U.S.-led invasion. Ahead of Friday prayers, leaders urged imams to use sermons to appeal for unity and urge people not to flee the country. But many Afghans are skeptical, fearing that the Taliban will erase the gains, especially for women, achieved in the past two decades. An Amnesty...
    CNN’s Erin Burnett acknowledged Wednesday that Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) banned YouTube commentary on masks was similar to commentary from medical professionals including Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Michael Osterholm. Paul said in the weekend video that “most of the masks you get over the counter don’t work,” and quoted two peer-reviewed articles that questioned the value of wearing cloth masks. “I will point out, Paul did say in the video — not the part that YouTube says they’re banning him for — but in the video, that he believes N95 masks do work,” Burnett noted in an evening segment with Scott Jennings and Paul Begala. “Other medical experts, including Dr. Osterholm, are now raising red flags about cloth masks.” Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research at the University of Minnesota and a former adviser to President Joe Biden’s transition team, told CNN in an August 2 interview he believed “the face cloth coverings that people wear are not very effective in reducing any of the virus movement in or out.” Fauci, meanwhile, wrote in a February 2020 email that...
    Author Naomi Wolf, until recently known primarily for her left-wing feminist views, has been banned from Twitter for “vaccine misinformation.” Wolf has been alienating fellow progressives in recent months by questioning lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations. According to reports on Twitter, Wolf says the platform banned for quoting from a Republican state senator’s press release announcing a ban on vaccine passports in Oregon. Libertarian activist Brian O’Shea posted the following statement, reportedly from Wolf, to Twitter: I was suspended on Twitter for trying to post a two minute video in which I read verbatim a press release from State Sen Kim Thatcher’s (R-OR) office about SB 872, her bill to ban vaccine passports and mask mandates in Oregon. While news of my suspension is trending on Twitter, news outlets are generally omitting the reason. This is the text I read that got me banned from Twitter. Please include it. It’s un-American, generally illiberal, and a very dangerous precedent, to censor civic engagement. Thank you, friends and colleagues. The BBC, the main state-funded media organization in Britain, reported that Wolf had been banned for tweeting “anti-vaccine...
    Van Morrison, the 75-year-old legendary singer-songwriter behind “Moondance,” “Gloria,” “Brown-Eyed Girl,” “Tupelo Honey,” and countless other classics, is being blacklisted for his latest act of WrongThink. If you recall, late last year, Morrison began speaking out against the coronavirus lockdowns, which open states like Texas and Florida have exposed as anti-science. “[T]hose who are shutting down our economy haven’t missed a paycheck since lockdown began. We are not in this together,” he tweeted in December. In a separate tweet, he added, “10 months on and the @niexecutive still hasn’t presented the science for the Northern Ireland lockdown.” In September of last year, Morrison released three songs blasting the world governments’ lockdown policies.  In November, Morrison teamed up with fellow legend Eric Clapton for “Stand and Deliver,” another song attacking lockdowns. Naturally, Morrison and Clapton were vilified by the anti-science Woke Gestapo, especially those who  infest the establishment media. Well, now, and only because he’s all kinds of awesome, Morrison has released “They Own the Media,” a blistering critique of the fake news media. Here’s a sample of the lyrics: They...
    Canadian conservative media website Rebel News has reportedly been blacklisted by PayPal, the web’s leading payment processor, another incident in a growing trend of financial blacklisting of conservatives. “PayPal, the online credit card processor just cut off Rebel News,” said founder Ezra Levant. “This could actually destroy us. We use PayPal to process a million dollars a year. That covers half our staff payroll.” Levant says his legal team will file a lawsuit against PayPal “as soon as next week,” for breach of contract and unlawful interference with economic relations. The Rebel News founder says that his personal account, and the account of Rebel’s nonprofit were also shut down. In a video for Rebel News, Levant showed an email correspondence from PayPal that did not specify what rule the news organization had allegedly breached. PayPal and other online payment processors have increasingly targeted conservative voices in recent years. PayPal alone has suspended service to the free speech video platform BitChute, conservative street artist Sabo, English secularist campaigner Tommy Robinson, Republican political candidate Laura Loomer, Infowars, Jihad Watch and the American...
    Appearing Tuesday on Yahoo! Finance Live, Twitter CFO Ned Segal reaffirmed that the social network giant will never reverse its blacklisting of former President Donald Trump. Segal’s pledge came ahead of the Facebook Oversight Board’s decision to uphold its ban on the former president’s account. JULIE HYMAN: Of course one of the one of the favorite artists, so to speak, on the part of some Twitter users was President Trump, who is no longer on the platform, at least not right now. We’re expecting to hear from a Facebook committee tomorrow morning about whether he’s going to be allowed back on that platform. How are you guys thinking about him on Twitter. NED SEGAL: There has been no changes to anything we have shared in the past around the former president’s account. When you step back and think about our policies, we want to work hard to be consistent, to be transparent so people know exactly what to expect from us. We don’t have an oversight board like that. Our team is accountable for the decisions that we make. There is no...
    Getty Lala Kent attends the 2020 Sundance Film Festival - "Spree" Premiere at The Marc Theatre on January 24, 2020 in Park City, Utah. Lala Kent once made Andy Cohen very upset, and she wasn’t sure if he’d ever forgive her. In her new book,  Give Them Lala, the 30-year-old “Vanderpump Rules” star detailed the faux pas she made during her very first appearance on Cohen’s late-night show “Watch What Happens Live” in 2015. As the duo played a game called “Who’s That Man Getting Tan,” Cohen had to cut in to scold them for their behavior. “Is there any way you could stop cussing? Cohen said to the pair, per Bravo.com. “I swear to God. You’re driving me nuts. I’m not kidding. It’s happened like eight times.” In her book, the Bravo star revealed that she and pal James Kennedy got drunk ahead of the taping and repeatedly cursed on the live show. “I wrote a heartfelt note to [Andy Cohen and Lisa Vanderpump] both,”  Kent wrote, according to Us Weekly. “Lisa immediately forgave me … but Andy...
    TikTok selected the chief financial officer of its Chinese parent company to be its CEO. The video sharing app, deemed a national security threat by the Trump administration, picked a leader, who, until last month, also held leadership positions in Chinese companies blacklisted by the United States over security concerns and Chinese military links. Shouzi Chew, who already serves as the CFO of Beijing-based ByteDance, which owns TikTok, will simultaneously serve as the chief executive officer for TikTok, the company announced Friday, solidifying the influence of the Chinese parent company over the wildly popular social media app. Chew only became CFO of ByteDance in March and, according to his LinkedIn, until last month the Singapore-based and Harvard-trained businessman had been president of international operations for Xiaomi Technology, a Beijing-headquartered software developer the Pentagon labeled a “Communist Chinese military company” in January. He had also until March been a board member of Kingsoft Cloud, based out of the Chinese capital, which had one of its software applications blacklisted as a “national security” threat in January and has also...
    Sacheen Littlefeather stunned Hollywood when she was sent on behalf of Marlon Brando to reject his 1973 Oscar for best actor in "The Godfather." Nearly 50 years later, the Native American actress has spoken out about how the stunning move ended her career. The 74-year-old is the subject of a new documentary titled "Sacheen: Breaking The Silence," which details the famous political speech and its aftermath. At the time, Littlefeather, president of the National Native American Affirmative Image Committee, said the actor could not accept the award because "of the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry and on television in movie reruns." OSCARS 2021: COMPLETE WINNERS LIST "I beg at this time that I have not intruded on this evening, and that… in the future our hearts and our understandings will meet with love and generosity," Littlefeather added as she rejected the Academy Award for Brando. Littlefeather, a White Mountain Apache, said Brando was "delighted" by the performance, which was a protest he supported on the depiction of Native Americans by the film industry, Deadline reported on Monday. However,...
    Sacheen Littlefeather stunned Hollywood when she was sent on behalf of Marlon Brando to reject his 1973 Oscar for best actor in "The Godfather." Nearly 50 years later, the Native American actress has spoken out about how the stunning move ended her career. The 74-year-old is the subject of a new documentary titled "Sacheen: Breaking The Silence," which details the famous political speech and its aftermath. At the time, Littlefeather, president of the National Native American Affirmative Image Committee, said the actor could not accept the award because "of the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry and on television in movie reruns." OSCARS 2021: COMPLETE WINNERS LIST "I beg at this time that I have not intruded on this evening, and that… in the future our hearts and our understandings will meet with love and generosity," Littlefeather added as she rejected the Academy Award for Brando. Littlefeather, a White Mountain Apache, said Brando was "delighted" by the performance, which was a protest he supported on the depiction of Native Americans by the film industry, Deadline reported on Monday. However,...
    Heres the biggest news you missed this weekend Chad junta hunts rebel leader in Niger © Deadline Click here to read the full article. Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American actress who stunningly rejected Marlon Brando’s Best Actor award for The Godfather in 1973, claims the move ended her Hollywood career A new documentary, Sacheen: Breaking The Silence, details the memorable political stunt, which was a protest by Brando on the depiction of Native Americans by the film industry. Littlefeather, a White Mountain Apache, was enlisted as his proxy to decline the award on his behalf. More from Deadline 'Minari's Lee Isaac Chung Talks History-Making Oscar Nominations; Hopes Film Brings Unity To The Country As Violence Against Asians Continue Carey Mulligan And Emerald Fennell Reflect On Oscar Noms For 'Promising Young Woman' As Violence Against Women Leads Headlines Oscar Nominations Show Golden Globes What Happens When Action Is Taken To Bolster Inclusivity Littlefeather says Brando was delighted by her performance, but then felt abandoned by the actor when the ensuing firestorm erupted. As a result, Littlefeather claims she...
    It still ranks as one of the most dramatic moments in the history of the Oscars. But only now, nearly half a century later, has the Native American actress at the heart of it revealed the devastating aftermath. Sacheen Littlefeather says she was 'blacklisted' by Hollywood and abandoned by Marlon Brando after rejecting the Best Actor award on his behalf in 1973 – a political stunt that was beamed across the world. Littlefeather had been chosen by Brando to walk on stage and decline the Oscar he had been awarded in 1973 for his performance in The Godfather. It was supposed to be a protest at the way Native Americans were portrayed as savages by the film industry at the time. Marlon Brando, pictured, had been awarded an Oscar in 1973 which he refused Sacheen Littlefeather, pictured, was told to refuse Brando's Oscar causing an outrage But while the legendary actor was delighted by her performance, Littlefeather, a White Mountain Apache who had appeared in B-movies and on TV, never worked in the industry again. But while...
    The Woke Gestapo have succeeded with another blacklist. “A school in Waukegan, Illinois, will not be renamed after former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, following protests from members of the Latino community in the city,” reports the far-left Newsweek. Remember, you can never be woke enough. Honestly, there are only two ways to avoid these Woketard Nazis. You can either comply 100 percent, which means you have to do things like memorize all 167 genders and snitch on friends and family, or you can tell them to go to hell. If you tell them to go to hell, they know you won’t be intimidated or bullied, so they move on to weaker targets. That’s it. Those are your choices. There’s no middle ground. If you try to halfway appease them, you are doomed. The Obamas’ sin? Well, every once in a while Barry actually did his Constitutional duty and enforced the law regarding illegal aliens, and because Democrats and leftists make no secret about their desire to replace law-abiding Americans with more compliant illegal aliens, no deportation of any...
    The Biden administration removed sanctions on companies owned by an Italian restauranteur that the Trump administration had mistakenly blacklisted while cracking down on Venezuelan oil. The removals were announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. “It was a mistake,” Alessandro Bazzoni, the restaurant owner, told Reuters on Thursday. “They resolved the problem. I shouldn’t be involved anymore… thankfully it was all resolved in a couple of months.” On Jan. 19, its last day in office, the Trump administration blacklisted several individuals and companies accused of being part of a network that helped Venezuela circumvent U.S. sanctions on its oil industry. (RELATED: US Targets Widespread Network Working To Evade Sanctions On Venezuelan Oil Industry) An Italian national called Alessandro Bazzoni was one of the sanctioned individuals.  The U.S. then placed two entities belonging to Bazzoni — A.M.G. S.A.S. Di Alessandro Bazzoni & C., and a graphic designing firm called Serigraphiclab — on the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) ’s Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List, The Hill reported. As part of a crackdown on blacklisted Venezuelan crude, former President Donald Trump’s Treasury Department...
    Republican politician and activist Laura Loomer, who ran for Congress in Florida in 2020 and has filed to do so again in 2022, has reportedly been banned from the payment processing platform Stripe. Loomer says that the ban occurred just hours after she briefed Republican lawmakers in Florida on corporate censorship, specifically raising the issue of payment processor blacklisting. In a comment on the free speech platform Gab, Loomer said “One of the amendments I told FL lawmakers that they need to add to the legislation is penalties for payment processors ie like Stripe banning people. Within minutes after announcing my speech, Stripe payment processing RETALIATED and BANNED ME.” Stripe’s ban on Loomer severely limits her ability to receive donations, as she is also banned from PayPal and Venmo, as well as crowdfunding platform GoFundMe. She has also been banned from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as Uber and Lyft. Stripe also banned President Trump from using its platform in January this year, while he was still President. Despite this, the Republican National Committee continues to use Stripe as...
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