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BREAKING: Twitter Engineers To "Ban a Way of Talking" Through "Shadow Banning"

the latest undercover Project Veritas video investigation, eight current and former Twitter employees are on camera explaining steps the social media giant is taking to censor political content that they don’t like.

James O’Keefe has just completed a book about this series entitled "AMERICAN PRAVDA: My fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News." The book will be released by St. Martin’s Press on January 16, 2018.

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Gore has made a fortune off this ....." Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers "

"The debate is over" ? Humanity lost, according to the machines ...
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) is an American venture capital firm headquartered on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley.[1] Specializing in investments in incubation, early stage and growth companies, since its founding in 1972 the firm has backed entrepreneurs[2] in over 850 ventures,[3] including America Online,[4],[5] Compaq,[6] Electronic Arts,[4] Flexus,, Square,[7] Genentech,[6] Google, Netscape, Sun Microsystems, Nest, Snap, AppDynamics, and Twitter.[7]

Kleiner Perkins focuses its global investments in practice areas including technology and life sciences.[7] The Wall Street Journal and other publications have called it one of the "largest and most established" venture capital firms[8] and Dealbook named it "one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital providers."[9] In addition to its Menlo Park headquarters, the company has offices in San Francisco[1] and Shanghai, China.[10]
Climate and Technology: An Interview with Al Gore
Al Gore’s “The Future” More About the Present and the Past
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Last week I finished reading Al Gore’s latest tome, a follow up to his well publicized “An Inconvenient Truth,” probably his most significant contribution to the global climate change debate, although I would think “debate” is an over statement at this stage. As I digested its pages I was drawn back to biblical texts form the Old Testament. There was a lot of thunder and lightning in the ex Vice President’s words. It sometimes felt like a sermon describing our past and present indiscretions as a species, leaving little good to say about our future.

Al Gore is the heir to the Arm and Hammer Fortune [Shhhhhh don't tell anyone]

Al Gore and his Apple and Google shares....
Former Vice President Al Gore Joins Apple’s Board of Directors

CUPERTINO, California—March 19, 2003—Apple® today announced that Albert Gore Jr., the former Vice President of the United States, has joined the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Gore was elected at Apple’s board meeting today.

“Al brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and wisdom to Apple from having helped run the largest organization in the world—the United States government—as a Congressman, Senator and our 45th Vice President. Al is also an avid Mac user and does his own video editing in Final Cut Pro,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Al is going to be a terrific Director and we’re excited and honored that he has chosen Apple as his first private sector board to serve on.”
As a member of the U.S. Congress 25 years ago, he popularized the term “Information Superhighway,” and was instrumental in fighting for federal funds to assist in building what later became the Internet. He has remained an active leader in technology—launching a public/private effort to wire every classroom and library in America to the Internet.

Mr. Gore serves as a Senior Advisor to Google, Inc. He is also a visiting professor at the University of California Los Angeles, Fisk University and Middle Tennessee State University.

Mr. Gore received his B.A. in Government with honors from Harvard University in 1969, and attended the Vanderbilt University School of Religion and the Vanderbilt University School of Law.
Apple’s Jobs Prefers Having Cash to Paying Dividends (Update5)
February 25, 2010, 7:42 PM EST
Apple shareholders re-elected all seven directors, including Jobs, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Avon Products Inc. CEO Andrea Jung, to a one-year term. Jobs started the meeting by thanking them for their service

Shareholders also approved Apple’s executive compensation plan and director stock-option program.

Al Gore gets 10,387 more Apple options
Posted by Philip Elmer-DeWitt February 27, 2010 1:13 PM

Al Gore took his lumps at Apple's (AAPL) shareholders meeting Thursday.

Sitting in the front row with the other outside directors, he had to bite his tongue as two pro-environment proposals were voted down and a gadfly named Shelton Ehrlich took the mic to call him a "laughingstock."

"The glaciers have not melted," Ehrlich said, referring to Gore's frequent warnings about the effects of global warming. "If his advice he gives to Apple is as faulty as his views on the environment then he doesn't need to be re-elected." (link)

But Gore is amply rewarded for serving on Apple's board. Last year he received in cash and stock options the equivalent of $436,372. The 10,000 options he was granted in 2008 are now worth nearly $750,000.

And according to an SEC filing published Friday, he has just received another 9,397 options -- more than any other director -- in addition to 990 restricted shares. Net value of last week's haul, including those restricted shares: more than $227,000 at Apple's closing price of $204.62.
Al Gore's good investments
Former US vice-president Al Gore has knack for picking successes such as Apple and Google
Thursday 10 September 2009

Al Gore, the former US vice-president,has always had a knack for picking the next hot tip. He backed Google before its stockmarket debut and put money into Apple. He has also invested in organic food, mainly through Whole Foods, which owns Fresh & Wild.

His investment firm, Generation Investment Management, has offices in London, Sydney and New York. Sustainable businesses in which he or the firm has invested include:

Ausra, a leading provider of solar thermal energy systems for industrial processeswith headquarters in Mountain View, California.

New Resource Bank, a San Francisco bank focused on customer service while building sustainable resources.

Camco, a UK firm that develops greenhouse gas emission reduction projects.

It also provides carbon and sustainable development consultancy services, including emissions assessment, carbon management and strategy and policy work, to companies and governments.

Novo Nordisk, the world's largest insulin maker, based in Denmark.

Johnson Controls, the largest maker of automotive seats and batteries.

Current TV, a cable channel on which viewers can broadcast their own video clips.
FTC Probing Apple-Google Links

By W. David Gardner
August 4, 2009 10:41 AM

A federal review began in spring and has found various connections including the service of Al Gore on both boards of directors.

The resignation of Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt from Apple's board of directors may not be enough to satisfy the Federal Trade Commission, which has been investigating the interlocking relationships between Apple and Google.

The FTC plans to continue its investigation, which began in earnest in the spring, according to media reports.

A review of the directors' boards of both firms finds various connections between the two firms. Former Genentech CEO Arthur Levinson, for example, is a director of both companies, as was Schmidt.

Former Vice President Al Gore, a director of Apple since March of 2003, has also been a long-serving senior advisor to Google. Gore played a key role in the exoneration of complaints on stock option issues that had been made against Apple chief executive Steve Jobs.

Gore has also been a long time partner in Silicon Valley venture capital powerhouse Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers whose partner John Doerr is a member of the Google board.

Another Google director, Ann Mather, came to the company in November of 2005 from movie animation company Pixar where she had been chief financial officer. Pixar was bought in the 1980s by Jobs, who turned it into a successful enterprise before selling it to the Walt Disney Company in 2006.

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers = KPCB

STRATEGIC LIMITED PARTNERS - Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State and General

William R. Hearst III joined KPCB in January, 1995, and currently serves on the boards of Akimbo, Applied Minds, Juniper Networks, Oblix, OnFiber, and RGB Networks.

In addition to his portfolio company boards, he is also a director of the Hearst Corporation and Hearst-Argyle Television. Hearst is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a trustee of: The Hearst Foundation, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, California Academy of Sciences, and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Will Hearst was Editor and Publisher of the San Francisco Examiner from 1984 until 1995. He is a 1972 graduate of Harvard University, holding an AB degree in Mathematics.

Al Gore is chairman of Current TV, an Emmy award winning, independently owned cable and satellite television nonfiction network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism. He also serves as chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that is focused on a new approach to sustainable investing.
Al Gore is a member of the board of directors of Apple and a senior adviser to Google. He is a Visiting Professor at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and chairs the Alliance for Climate Protection, a non-profit organization designed to help solve the climate crisis.
He is the author of the bestsellers Earth in the Balance and An Inconvenient Truth and is the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary. Al Gore is the co-winner, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.” He and his wife, Tipper, live in Nashville, Tennessee. They have four children and three grandchildren.
Al Gore's "10 Year Challenge" to Repower America - July 17, 2008
Inconvenient Truth
Alliance for Climate Protection
The Climate Project
Live Earth
Ted Talk
KPCB and General Investment Management Form Partnership
"Green Team" - Fortune Magazine, November 2007
"Gore turns to Silicon Valley..." - Financial Times, November 12, 2007
About Generation Investment Management
Generation Investment Management LLP is dedicated to long-term investing, integrated sustainability research, and client alignment. It is an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 and with offices in London and Washington, D.C. Generation aims to buy high quality companies at attractive prices that will deliver superior long-term investment returns. Sustainability research plays an important role in forming its views on the quality of the business, the quality of management and valuation. Its performance fees align its interests with that of its clients by being based on long term performance.

The company is chaired by former Vice President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Al Gore, whilst its Managing Partner is David Blood, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Generation Investment Management LLP is authorized and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority.

About KPCB
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is leading the venture community to invest in and accelerate Green technology solutions and policy innovations. The firm has been active in Greentech initiatives since 1999. KPCB has committed more than $200 million to ventures across the globe that offer green technology products and services, such as better biofuels, renewable energy generation, cleaner transportation, improved energy storage, and higher energy efficiency technologies.

More than half the firm’s investing professionals are involved in Greentech investments. These include John Denniston, John Doerr, Juliet Flint, Wen Hsieh, Bill Joy, Randy Komisar, Joe Lacob, Ray Lane, Aileen Lee, Ajit Nazre, Ellen Pao, Ted Schlein, Trae Vassallo and David Wells in the U.S., and Tina Ju, Forrest Zhong and Joe Zhou in China.

Since its founding in 1972, KPCB has backed entrepreneurs in over 475 ventures, including AOL, Align Technology,, Citrix, Compaq Computer, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Genomic Health, Google, IDEC Pharmaceuticals, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Netscape, Lotus, LSI Logic, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Verisign and Xilinx.

More than 150 of the firm's portfolio companies have gone public. Many other ventures have achieved success through mergers and acquisitions. The firm has offices in Menlo Park, California, Beijing, China and Shanghai, China.

Levinson quits Google's board, stays with Apple, amid FTC scrutiny
By Scott M. Fulton, III | Published October 12, 2009, 3:59 PM
newly appointed FTC regulators sought to eliminate the perception of possible collusion between technology companies
An FTC investigation into the relationship between the two companies was ongoing up until today. Though it has not officially called off the investigation,

FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz issued this statement today: "Google, Apple, and Mr. Levinson should be commended for recognizing that overlapping board members between competing companies raise serious antitrust issues and for their willingness to resolve our concerns without the need for litigation."
Mr. Gore has leveraged his position at Google to help drive some pro-active policy efforts, including The Climate Project. Launched just two weeks ago, the site contains tools based on the Google Earth platform to help individuals study the effects of global climate change, and Google has certainly supplied the former presidential candidate with more help than just the platform.

It is the extreme right wing which has used the tool of guilt-by-association to draw an extremely elastic perimeter around Mr. Gore, Google, the "climate change underground," the "net neutrality movement" (whose founding principle, ironically, was created in an effort to prevent Google from buying premium bandwidth), and political action group co-founded by Mr. Gore. Recent ultra-conservative blogs point to the fact that Mr. Gore mentioned the SavetheInternet Coalition in a 2007 book, as an indicator that he is actually that project's "ringleader."
Writes conservative commentator Scott Cleland, "Where are the disclosures in the book that most all of Mr. Gore's multi-ten million dollar net worth is in Google shares -- constituting a huge undisclosed conflict of interest on the issue of net neutrality?"
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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”The intention is to open verification to everyone,” Dorsey said. “To do it in a way that is scalable, so we are not in the way and people can verify for facts about themselves and we don’t have to be the judge and imply any bias on our part.”

Are the social media techies finally understanding free speech and stopping their selective censorship ond intentional bots? They could have done this at the start, but had to be forced into it after public outrage!

Did you guys learn your lesson? The awake public is not going to tolerate your childish bias! About time you figured it out!
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Breaking: Sean Hannity Confronts Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on ?Shadow-Banning? of Conservatives (VIDEO)

Trump tweet:

Twitter ?SHADOW BANNING? prominent Republicans. Not good. We will look into this discriminatory and illegal practice at once! Many complaints.
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Basically all these entities connecting with users within the U.S.A. need to be cordoned , segregated and run based on 1st amendment free speech ,,, ( there shall be NO INFRINGEMENT by ENTITY within the USA .. )

No shadow bitching ... no political shenanigans. The  FCC should take over ... or a new internet PUC ( public utility commission)  type org to protect our first amendment rights as USA citizens

this is modern communism ... this is the REDS pushing the board
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Basically all these entities connecting with users within the U.S.A. need to be cordoned , segregated and run based on 1st amendment free speech ,,, ( there shall be NO INFRINGEMENT by ENTITY within the USA .. )

No shadow bitching ... no political shenanigans. The  FCC should take over ... or a new internet PUC ( public utility commission)  type org to protect our first amendment rights as USA citizens

this is modern communism ... this is the REDS pushing the board

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