Refounding America: A Field Guide for Patriot Activists." Ashton discusses the all-in-one guidebook for American first principles, successful activist strategies and how to peacefully change the federal and state governments throughout America to restore values, principles, honor and integrity." />
File under "You Can't Make This Stuff Up." Somehow, it actually seems like a farcical April Fools…
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April Fools' Day Four Days Late? Google Objects to OpenAI Using YouTube to Train Its Own Generator

File under "You Can't Make This Stuff Up."

Somehow, it actually seems like a farcical April Fools' Day headline, in fact.  Google, with its deep history of scraping and scanning other sources' substantive content for its own uses, now objects to OpenAI using YouTube content to train its text-to-video generator:

The use of YouTube videos to train OpenAI’s text-to-video generator would be an infraction of the platform's terms of service, YouTube Chief Executive Officer Neal Mohan said."

Optimists might hope that Google is finally recognizing and preparing to correct its wayward course, while realists and cynics will roll their eyes at what they'll label naivete.  As the old adage goes, however, "every saint has a past, every sinner has a future," so we'll maintain hope.…[more]

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Startling Surprises in Latest Census Numbers
By Michael Barone
Wednesday, January 03 2024
How's America doing? Government statisticians provide mounds of data that provide useful clues, and none more so than the Census Bureau's estimates of population, announced in the holiday weeks at the end of each calendar year. The latest numbers measure the estimated population of each state as of last July 1 as compared to the constitutionally required decennial census dated April 1, 2020. These dates thus cover 39 months, almost exactly one-third of a decade, and in this case, date from the imposition of COVID lockdowns. They have the advantage of covering a unique period, and the disadvantage…
 
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Stop Funding the 'Rights for Migrants' Legal Scam
As a record number of migrants invade the U.S., wreaking pain on New York City and other communities…
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Democratic Lawfare vs. Donald Trump
The story of the 2024 campaign so far is the effort by Democrats and their appointees to use criminal…
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The Drive-by Smears of Clarence Thomas Never End
Most Clarence Thomas hit pieces can't stand up to perfunctory scrutiny. But the newest doesn't even make…
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Congress, Here Are Two Bipartisan Gift Ideas for Our Children
As the festive season approaches, with its twinkling lights and merry carols, the item topping my Christmas…
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The Tyranny of the Phillips Curve
Repeat after me, class: Growth does NOT cause inflation. Write it on the blackboard 100 times. For decades…
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The Profiteering Migrant-Industrial Complex
This week, New York City Mayor Eric Adams warned of "extremely painful" cuts to city services…
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Let's Be Clear – This Is About Joe Biden, Not Hunter Biden
When James Comer wondered on CNN whether special counsel David Weiss had indicted Hunter Biden on nine…
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CFIF to FCC: Latest Proposed 'Net Neutrality' Rule Fails as a Matter of Objective Market Realities and Violates First Amendment
The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) today submitted the following Comment in opposition to the Federal…
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"Nice invention you’ve got there.  Be a shame if someone marched in and seized it from…
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"Progressives are using legal loopholes and the power of the federal government to maximize Democrat votes in the 2024 election at taxpayers' expense, RealClearInvestigations has found.The methods include voter registration and mobilization campaigns by ostensibly nonpartisan charities that target Democrats using demographic data as proxies, and the Biden administration's unprecedented demand that…[more]
 
 
— Ben Weingarten, Real Clear Investigations
 
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