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TikTok’s Latest Assault: Ripping Off American Artists and Songwriters

Americans are by now broadly aware of the threat posed by Chinese-owned TikTok, including its threat to U.S. national security.

In recent days, we’ve witnessed in real time another emerging TikTok threat reaching the headlines:  The threat it poses to intellectual property protections, which undergird America’s status as the most artistically and musically productive and influential nation in human history.

Universal Music Group, however, has decided to stand up and fight back by removing its catalog of songs – including artists like Taylor Swift, Drake and Billie Eilish – from TikTok.

Tone-Deaf TikTok has built its aggressive worldwide empire largely on the backs of music created by American artists, as even its corporate leadership openly admits.  As TikTok’s very own…[more]

February 08, 2024 • 12:44 PM

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Notable Quotes
 
On Biden's 'Climate Corps':
 
 

"President Joe Biden killed the Keystone XL pipeline with a pen stroke on his first day in office. Thousands of American jobs were killed from the comfort of his desk using a 23KT gold-plated pen. Now with another pen he has committed your tax dollars to deploy 20,000 young political "climate activists.

"This is a make-work program for political progressives at the expense of working households. We pay for it.

"An official White House statement said the 'Climate Corps' will 'train young people' to 'advance environmental justice' while 'tackling climate change.'

"Mm-Hmm.

"No law from Congress was enacted to authorize this Green New Deal youth patrol. Biden simply decreed it. And he refuses to state how much of your tax dollars he is spending on these busybody hall monitors."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
— Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
Posted October 30, 2023 • 07:31 AM
 
 
On New York Jews Being Told to Stay Inside During Pro-Palestinian Protest:
 
 

"A day after Jewish college kids found it necessary to barricade themselves inside a library in the center of Greenwich Village while a mob of repugnant terrorist lovers banged on the locked doors trying to get at them, the message is being broadcast that, on this Sabbath, Jews in Brooklyn had better remain at home.

"Stay inside.

"Lock the doors.

"A pro-Palestinian protest is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday in front of the Brooklyn Museum. ...

"Better for the Jews to stay inside.

"Just as it became a matter of life and death for them to stay inside back in 1991, in the very same neighborhood.

"What everyone is afraid of is a repeat of August 1991."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— John Podhoretz, New York Post
— John Podhoretz, New York Post
Posted October 27, 2023 • 07:06 AM
 
 
Reporting on U.S. Congressman Jamaal Bowman Being Criminally Charged for Pulling Fire Alarm During Vote to Avoid Government Shutdown:
 
 

"Rep. Jamaal Bowman has been criminally charged for pulling the fire alarm during a House vote that would have avoided a government shutdown.

The New York Democrat called allegations it was deliberate 'complete BS' and claimed he thought he was opening a door.

But now the Capitol Police have referred him to prosecutors, who have hit him with one misdemeanor count and ordered him to appear in court.

The September 30 incident took place in the Cannon House Office building and sparked calls from Republicans for him to be expelled from Congress.

The charge was for 'willfully and knowingly [giving] a false alarm of fire, in violation of DC code' and the New York Democrat was ordered to appear in court for arraignment on Thursday."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Morgan Phillips, Dailymail.com
— Morgan Phillips, Dailymail.com
Posted October 26, 2023 • 07:39 AM
 
 
On America's Education Crisis:
 
 

"Did you know we spend more than $800 billion annually on public K-12 education in America? On average, schools in the United States spend $19,380 per pupil, which is more per child than all but one other developed nation (Luxembourg). Adjusting for inflation, spending grew by 244% between 1970 and 2019. That's 6% of our GDP, also more than many other North American and European nations, which average 4.85% of GDP.

"What do we have to show for that? More teachers per student, more non-instructional staff and smaller class sizes than ever before (down from 22 students per teacher in 1970 to 15 in 2021). We have higher high school graduation rates and lower dropout rates. More kids have access to computers and the internet than ever before -- 97% of 3- to 18-year-olds.

"That all sounds like good news, so why are American students falling behind globally -- behind China, Japan, Canada, Poland, Slovenia and many more? Thirty-six countries outperformed the United States in mathematics at the high school level on the most recent (2018) Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). They did slightly better in science (at No.17) and reading comprehension (at No. 12), but the gap between high and low performers widened. About one-fifth of American 15-year-olds scored so low on the PISA test that it appeared they had not mastered the reading skills expected of a 10-year-old, according to one expert."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Eva Moskowitz, Founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools
— Eva Moskowitz, Founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools
Posted October 25, 2023 • 07:39 AM
 
 
On News That Numerous Congressional Oversight Staff Were Recently Alerted About Their Phone Records Being Seized by DOJ in 2017:
 
 

"Several current and former congressional oversight staff have been recently informed that the U.S. Justice Department seized their phone and email records back in 2017 as part of leak investigations, belated revelations that have touched off an inquiry by DOJ's internal watchdog and raised serious concerns about the separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches. ...

"Officials said the seizures were related, in part, to leak investigations stemming from the FBI's now-discredited Crossfire Hurricane investigation into Russia collusion.

"The targeted staffers include people who worked for the Senate Judiciary and House Intelligence committees who have direct oversight responsibility for the FBI and Justice Department, raising concerns that the legislative branch overseers were being monitored by those they oversee in the executive branch."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— John Solomon, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief of Just the News
— John Solomon, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief of Just the News
Posted October 24, 2023 • 08:19 AM
 
 
On Our Nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve and President Joe Biden's War on U.S. Oil:
 
 

"President Joe Biden's reckless energy policies, including a relentless war on US oil, have now seriously undercut national security.

"To wit, the US Energy Information Agency just pegged the nation's supply of emergency oil in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve at just 351 million barrels -- about half its capacity.

"Biden has been depleting it periodically in the name of 'Message: I care,' as his other policies have driven pump prices far above the level when he took office.

"That's the lowest the SPR has been in 40 years, providing enough to last only 17 days in a national emergency.

"What a time to run low!

"The Middle East may erupt any day, threatening oil exports from the region; Russian oil remains banned as its war in Ukraine rages on."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— New York Post Editorial Board
— New York Post Editorial Board
Posted October 23, 2023 • 07:52 AM
 
 
On How Silicon Valley is Abandoning the Business of Amplifying News:
 
 

"Campbell Brown, Facebook's top news executive, left the company this month. Twitter, now known as X, removed headlines from the platform days later. The head of Instagram's Threads app, an X competitor, reiterated that his social network would not amplify news.

"Even Google -- the strongest partner to news organizations over the past 10 years -- has become less dependable, making publishers more wary of their reliance on the search giant. The company has laid off news employees in two recent team reorganizations, and some publishers say traffic from Google has tapered off.

"If it wasn't clear before, it's clear now: The major online platforms are breaking up with news."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Mike Isaac, Katie Robertson and Nico Grant, The New York Times
— Mike Isaac, Katie Robertson and Nico Grant, The New York Times
Posted October 20, 2023 • 07:28 AM
 
 
Reporting on Significant Opposition to the Biden Administration's Proposed Fuel Economy Standards:
 
 

"The Biden administration is facing an onslaught of opposition to its proposed fuel economy standards, which critics say would increase consumer costs and unfairly burden U.S. businesses.

"The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received more than 62,900 public comments related to the fuel economy regulations it issued in late July during its comment period, which ended Monday. The so-called Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards received opposition letters from a wide range of stakeholders, including 26 states and the energy, agriculture and automotive industries.

"'NHTSA's proposal is yet another attempt by the Biden administration to restrict Americans' freedom to decide what vehicle fits their needs and budget,' Will Hupman, the American Petroleum Institute's (API) vice president of downstream policy, said in a statement.

"'Combined with EPA's proposed tailpipe emissions standards, these rules amount to a de facto ban on cars and trucks using liquid fuels, which can and should be a part of the solution to reduce carbon emissions,' he continued."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Thomas Catenacci, Fox News Digital
— Thomas Catenacci, Fox News Digital
Posted October 18, 2023 • 07:39 AM
 
 
On the Biden Administration's Appeasement of Iran:
 
 

"The shocking news came just over a week ago, on October 7: Iran's proxy terror force Hamas had flooded across Israel's border and within hours had slaughtered hundreds of Israelis.

"While the Biden administration was no doubt shocked too, it shouldn't have been surprised that its relentless appeasement of Iran is now exposed for the folly it is.

"Others are noticing as well, which is why Biden is being pressured to re-freeze the $6 billion hostage ransom payment made to Iran last month. A good start perhaps, but it doesn't address Biden's months-long Iran sanctions relief campaign totaling more than $50 billion that only emboldened Tehran's commitment to sponsor terrorism.

"Congress should now demand an end to all of it, not just the $6 billion."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Richard Goldberg, Senior Advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
— U.S. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Richard Goldberg, Senior Advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Posted October 17, 2023 • 08:13 AM
 
 
On the Bizarre Alliance Between Left-Wing Activists and Muslim Extremists:
 
 

"The virulent anti-Israel protests across America and Europe throw a glaring light on the bizarre alliance between left-wing activists and militant Muslims. That odd combination has been the bedrock of political activism at universities and in the streets for years. It began in universities, where it now dominates political discourse, threatens Jewish students, and intimidates anyone brave enough to voice their dissent. We can now see how it has spread far beyond the campus.

"What makes the alliance so strange are the deep-seated differences between leftists and Muslim fundamentalists over core beliefs."

Read the entire article here.

 
 
— Charles H. Lipson, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Chicago
— Charles H. Lipson, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Chicago
Posted October 16, 2023 • 08:32 AM
 
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"Mitch McConnell changed the direction of the world. He stopped the destruction of the Republican Party by opposing, delaying and weakening and ultimately defeating the drive for 'campaign finance reform' that would have left union bosses as the sole power in America. Senator McConnell herorically sculpted the present Supreme Court and saved the second amendment, religious liberty and free speech.…[more]
 
 
— Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
 
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