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  • Tech Billionaire Allegedly Behind A False Flag Operation Played A Role In Creating Fake News...

    02/25/2019 4:37:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/24/19 | Chris White
    Reid Hoffman, a billionaire who was allegedly involved in a false information campaign in Alabama, played a crucial role in developing software capable of creating “deepfake” news articles, sources confirmed.Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggests he distanced himself from OpenAI in 2018 after disagreements about the direction researchers were taking the group. One of the big tech billionaires responsible for financing a project creating “deepfake” news articles is a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and Democratic donor.  The liberal billionaire who allegedly backed a misinformation campaign during the midterm elections played a significant role in funding a group responsible for creating a...
  • Blue State Blues: Trump Is the Most ‘Progressive’ President Ever for Blacks, Gays, Jews

    02/22/2019 5:49:11 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 20195 | Joel E. Pollack
    President Donald Trump has achieved more concrete progress for blacks, gays, and Jews than any other American president.That claim is sure to be disputed, if not mocked, by those for whom grievance and identity politics are a profession or a psychological crutch.Yet it remains true — and was thrown into sharp relief this week, as the Jussie Smollett case turned from one of the most horrific attacks in recent memory to the worst hate crime hoax in history.There are two reasons the media, Hollywood, and the Democratic political elite believed Smollett’s claims.First, he belongs to several victim categories: black, gay,...
  • Peter Thiel predicts ‘reformation’ of higher education in speech to student journalists

    12/03/2018 1:23:17 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 12/1/18 | Jennifer Kabbany
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Peter Thiel is an optimist. Standing before a room full of nearly 100 right-of-center student journalists on Friday night, he told the crowd “we are not on the losing side of history.” But a “reformation” needs to happen first, the billionaire tech mogul and libertarian philanthropist said. “Universities today are as corrupt as the Catholic Church of 500 years ago,” Thiel said. During his speech, he spoke of an academia that has shut down debate, excommunicated conservative scholars, and insisted a college degree is the only way to “salvation,” that being a good job and solid future....
  • Trump’s Tech Pal Peter Thiel Backs #Calexit

    01/12/2017 7:32:08 AM PST · by Cheerio · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jan 2017 | Tim Donnelly
    #CalExit just received a big boost from an unlikely source: Peter Thiel, billionaire tech buddy of President-elect Trump. In a “Confirm or Deny” interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd, the 49 year-old Thiel confirmed that he believed California should secede. Maureen Dowd: California should secede. Peter Thiel: Confirm. I’d be fine with that. I think it would be good for California, good for the rest of the country. It would help Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign. Apparently Thiel’s comment that “…it would help Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign” was made rather tongue-in-cheek. But it does raise an interesting question. With...
  • Peter Thiel Says Trump Is the Republican Who Isn't a ‘Zombie’

    08/27/2018 8:50:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    Quint ^ | 27 Aug 2018, | Lizette Chapman
    Peter Thiel is not ready to give up on defending President Donald Trump just yet. The PayPal Holdings Inc. and Palantir Technologies Inc. co-founder praised Trump’s honesty, adding that unlike other Republican presidential hopefuls from the 2016 election, he isn’t a "zombie" and was the only candidate who addressed what Thiel considers politics’ biggest problem: political correctness. "I got to meet a lot of people running for president on the U.S. Republican side in 2016 and they all felt like zombies," he said during a Monday event on entrepreneurship in Sao Paulo, Brazil. "They couldn’t say anything different other than...
  • When will California reach the breaking point?

    07/08/2018 6:48:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 264 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/7/2018 | Patrice Lewis
    “It’s now illegal in California to shower and do laundry on the same day,” my husband read out loud to me a few weeks ago. “How are they going to police that?” I wondered. “It doesn’t matter,” he replied. “California is so out of touch with reality that it just doesn’t matter anymore.” It saddens me to watch my former home state implode, but that’s precisely what is happening. California has been called the world’s largest insane asylum, and as headline piles upon headline illustrating the latest madness, the description seems apt. It’s no wonder people are fleeing the Golden...
  • Peter Thiel: Europe is cracking down on Silicon Valley out of 'jealousy'

    03/20/2018 8:58:03 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Mar 2018 | Olivia Solon
    European regulators are clamping down on Silicon Valley companies because they are “jealous” of the success of the technology industry in the US, according to PayPal co-founder and investor Peter Thiel. Speaking about the looming threat of regulation for these companies, Thiel said that the “threat is probably greater in Europe” and there are “good reasons and bad reasons”. “The good reasons are these privacy concerns and the bad reasons are there are no successful tech companies in Europe and they are jealous of the US so they are punishing us,” he said at the Economic Club of New York...
  • Inter-galactic family feud: Elon Musk has called his father 'evil'...

    03/18/2018 1:37:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18 March 2018 | Barbara Jones
    'He was such a terrible human being, you have no idea,' he told an interviewer for the American magazine Rolling Stone with tears running down his face. 'My dad will have a carefully thought-out plan of evil. He will plan evil. Almost every crime you can possibly think of, he has done. Almost every evil thing you could possibly think of, he has done. It's so terrible, you can't believe it.'
  • As Peter Thiel ditches Silicon Valley for LA, locals tout 'conservative renaissance'

    03/17/2018 9:02:48 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | Olivia Solon
    If the billionaire tech investor and noted libertarian Peter Thiel really does leave Silicon Valley for Los Angeles to escape what he views as an increasing intolerance for conservatives, the city’s growing community of conservatives will be there to welcome him. Among LA’s right-leaning residents are the Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro, the political commentator Dave Rubin and the blogger Bill Whittle. There’s also the former members of the defunct Friends of Abe, a secretive group of Hollywood conservatives that fractured in 2016 over the candidacy of Donald Trump. PragerU is one of a cluster of LA-based digital media organisations in...
  • PETER THIEL: If Trump runs again, he will be re-elected

    03/15/2018 12:21:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | march 15, 2018 | Julia La Roche
    Billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel predicts that Donald Trump will get a second term in 2020. “I think that if he runs again, he will get re-elected,” Thiel said at an event hosted by the Economic Club of New York on Thursday. Thiel also expects that it’s “probably the case” that the Democrats will do “quite well” in the midterm elections this fall. “The question about 2020 is a much trickier one,” Thiel said. “It’s really one of — is there anything that was learned from Hillary Clinton’s defeat?” He added that he thinks there’s a “vague parallel”...
  • Peter Thiel Planning Launch Of Conservative News Outlet With Mercers Family After Bannon Fiasco

    01/04/2018 9:53:45 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reportedly considering launching a conservative news outlet backed by the powerful Mercer family, along with a “cast of Fox News celebrities,” according to Michael Wolff book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” and a report from BuzzFeed news. According to Wolff, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes and Peter Thiel were set to discuss the idea of a conservative news outlet last May – however Ailes slipped and fell two days before the meeting, hitting his head and dying before the discussion could occur. Word of Thiel’s potential new venture with the Mercers is...
  • Paypal Co-Founder Says Bitcoin is Underestimated, Compares to Gold

    10/27/2017 2:43:21 AM PDT · by Logicbox · 39 replies
    Cointelegraph ^ | 25/10/2017 | Jacob J
    Billionaire venture capitalist and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has been a long time proponent of Bitcoin. At the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Thiel once again reiterated the potential of Bitcoin, stating that people are underestimating it.
  • Peter Thiel Predicts SJW Crisis in 1996

    07/23/2017 6:29:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Tesseract
    Peter Thiel has become one of the most successful people in the world by having an amazing visionary mind. He was the first outside investor in Facebook, co-founder of PayPal, and has both a successful hedge fund and a successful venture capital firm. He was also able to see the current Social Justice Warrior movement coming a long time ago. The SJW movement (aka Social Marxism or Post-Modernism) is the movement of far left-wing ideology that is sweeping the across the Western world. People who succumb to this herd mentality quickly make enemies with anyone who doesn’t have the exact...
  • Report: Jared Kushner Didn’t Disclose Business Dealings With George Soros

    05/02/2017 1:14:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/02/2017 | Peter Hasson
    Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner didn’t include his ownership in a real-estate finance company that makes him business partners with George Soros when filing financial disclosure forms. ... Kushner also failed to disclose loans totaling $1 billion from more than 20 lenders. ... Kushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, wasn’t open about his business dealings with Soros — a left-wing billionaire funding activists fiercely opposed to the president’s agenda — is unlikely to go over well with Trump’s base. ... Kushner’s ownership stake in real-estate startup Cadre makes him business parters with Soros, Peter Thiel and other...
  • (June 7, 2013) UK gathering secret intelligence via covert NSA operation

    03/25/2017 8:00:05 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Jun 7, 2013 | Nick Hopkisn
    (June 7, 2013) - The UK’s electronic eavesdropping and security agency, GCHQ, has been secretly gathering intelligence from the world’s biggest internet companies through a covertly run operation set up by America’s top spy agency, documents obtained by the Guardian reveal. The details of GCHQ’s use of Prism are set out in documents prepared for senior analysts working at America’s National Security Agency, the biggest eavesdropping organisation in the world. Dated April this year, the papers describe the remarkable scope of a previously undisclosed “snooping” operation which gave the NSA and the FBI easy access to the systems of nine...
  • Report: Peter Thiel’s secretive Palantir builds ‘the engine for Donald Trump’s deportation machine’

    03/02/2017 4:31:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Mercury News' Silicon Beat ^ | March 2, 2017 | Ethan Baron
    As controversy rises around deportations underway across the U.S., a new report says Palantir, the secretive Palo Alto security firm co-founded by Peter Thiel, has built “the engine for Donald Trump’s deportation machine.” Trump has brought in new policies directing authorities to ramp up arrests and deportation of people in the U.S. illegally. And Palantir, valued at $20 billion, is key to that effort, according to a report published March 2. The company did not respond immediately to a request for comment. In 2014, Palantir won a $41 million contract to build and maintain an intelligence system called Investigative Case...
  • Peter Thiel considering bid for California governor

    01/14/2017 5:42:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/14/17 | Alex Isenstadt
    Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire and outspoken Donald Trump supporter, is considering a 2018 bid for California governor, according to three Republicans familiar with his thinking. Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, has been discussing a prospective bid with a small circle of advisers, including Rob Morrow, who has emerged as his political consigliere. Morrow has worked at Clarium Capital, the San Francisco-based investment management firm and hedge fund that Thiel started. Those who have been in t
  • Peter Thiel Says The Age Of Apple Is Over

    01/12/2017 7:11:40 AM PST · by blam · 59 replies
    BI ^ | 1-12-2017 | Steve Kovach
    Steve KovachJanuary 12, 2017 Silicon Valley investor and Donald Trump transition-team member Peter Thiel says Apple is past its peak. Here's what he said in a Q&A with Maureen Dowd of The New York Times when he was asked to confirm or deny that "the age of Apple is over": "Confirm. We know what a smartphone looks like and does. It's not the fault of Tim Cook, but it's not an area where there will be any more innovation." Thiel is best known in Silicon Valley for his early investment in Facebook.(snip)
  • Peter Thiel Thinks ‘Star Trek’ Is ‘Communist’ While ‘Star Wars’ Is ‘Capitalist’

    01/12/2017 6:21:01 AM PST · by DFG · 68 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 01/11/2017 | Thom Geier
    In a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd on Wednesday, billionaire tech giant Peter Thiel defended his support of President-Elect Donald Trump and offered some characteristically esoteric opinions on everything from Meryl Streep to “Star Wars.” To a question noting that “President Obama had eight years without any ethical shadiness,” Thiel replied, “But there’s a point where no corruption can be a bad thing. It can mean that things are too boring.”
  • Silicon Valley Browncoat (Peter Thiel Speaks At The National Press Club)

    10/31/2016 9:22:16 AM PDT · by OddLane · 66 replies
    National Press Club Live ^ | October 31, 2016 | NPC
    This is a remarkable speech-and I haven't even listened to 20 minutes of it. I don't know why this man isn't Trump's chief spokesman.