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Kellogg Is Latest Company To Pull Advertising From Breitbart


The food company joins Warby Parker, Allstate and others in severing relations with the conservative outlet.

Kellogg is pulling advertisements from Breitbart, a website that traffics in racist, sexist and anti-Semitic content.

A Kellogg spokesman told The Huffington Post that consumers alerted the food company to its ads on Breitbart.

“We regularly work with our media buying partners to ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as company,” Kellogg spokesman Kris Charles said. “This involves reviewing websites where ads could potentially be placed using filtering technology to assess site content. As you can imagine, there is a very large volume of websites, so occasionally something is inadvertently missed.”

Breitbart did not immediately return a request for comment. Its executive chairman, Steve Bannon, has been named chief strategist and senior counselor to President-elect Donald Trump.

Kellogg is only the latest company to sever relations with Breitbart, whose incendiary headlines include “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive And Crazy” and “Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew.” Last week, the massive ad distributor AppNexus deactivated Breitbart’s access to its advertising tools. Other companies to pull advertising from the site include Allstate, Nest, EarthLink, Warby Parker and SoFi, Bloomberg reported.

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Dec 1, 2016, 02:53 PM (2 replies)

The No-BS Inside Guide to the Presidential Vote Recount - Greg Palast, Truthout

The nasty little secret of US elections is that we don't count all the votes.

Mail-in, Early and Absentee Ballots Go Absent

If you've gone postal in this election, good luck! According to EAC data, at least half a million absentee ballots go absent, that is, just don't get counted. The cause: everything from postage due, to "suspect signature." In Fitrakis' home state, Ohio, you need to put your driver's license number on the envelope, "and if you don't have a driver's license and leave the line blank -- instead of writing 'no driver's license' -- they toss your ballot," Fitrakis tells me.

It's a "gotcha!" system meant to knock out the ballots the officials don't want to count. (Remember, your mail-in ballot is anything but secret.) Team Green will try to fight for each absentee ballot rejected for cockamamie reasons.

Hillary Joins the Fray

What will the Clinton camp add to the recount? "Lawyers," said Fitrakis, though he's yet to see them. The Clinton campaign is apparently helping find one voter in each Pennsylvania county, as one is required in each jurisdiction to file for a recount of that state.


Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Dec 1, 2016, 01:43 AM (5 replies)

Security Experts Back Up Jill Stein's Demand for Manual Recount

Security experts on Monday testified in support of Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, who is spearheading a by-hand election recount initiative in Wisconsin.

Unless a judge rules in her favor, the state will likely allow its 72 counties to decide whether they want to conduct the process manually or by machine. On Monday, a group of academics and other specialists agreed with Stein's argument that an automated recount would risk an incorrect tally. President-elect Donald Trump won Wisconsin 47.9 percent to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's 46.9 percent—a margin of just over 22,000 votes.

A manual count would be the only way to ensure that there had been no foreign interference, the experts said.

Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Nov 30, 2016, 03:33 AM (6 replies)

Wisconsin just upped their fee to recount from 1.1 million to 3.5 MILLION -trying to block recount

Guess we all need to donate a little more!!! Sounds like Wisconsin really is fearful of a recount. From Jill on Facebook:

Friends, I have an important message to you. We need your help to stand up to the powerful forces trying to block our recounts campaign for citizen democracy. We received word yesterday that the final estimate for the filing fee for the recount in Wisconsin is $3.5 million—an outrageous cost increase from the initial estimate of $1.1 million that was given to us by WI state elections officials based on the last statewide recount. But thanks to over 130,000 small-dollar donors like you, we have enough money in hand to pay this fee and move forward with the recount!

I’ll be coming live to you on Facebook later today to discuss this new development and where we need to go from here. Despite the outrageous obstacles being thrown in our way, we are determined to keep standing up for democracy and for a voting system that we can trust. Please tune in then.

We stand by our commitment to verify that the vote in Wisconsin was accurate and secure and this exorbitant cost will not deter us. While this excessive fee places an undue burden on our efforts, we are committed to paying this cost in order to ensure that the voting in Wisconsin was accurate. It is another sign of a democracy in crisis that ordinary citizens must pay so steep a price in order to assure the validity of our votes. The grassroots demand for a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania will not be stopped, and we look forward to working with the Elections Commissions in Wisconsin and the other states to see this through. We will be alerting recount advocates that we must now raise an additional $2.4 million dollars to cover this new extraordinary burden in Wisconsin. In doing so, we are committed to ensuring that a secure vote should not come at such an unconscionable cost. As citizens in a democracy, it should be our right.

Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Nov 29, 2016, 12:35 PM (28 replies)

Before the election, Trump targeted PA as a state where the election may be stolen - PROJECTION

it's in this article about PA's 1980's voting machines that take 7 minutes and a screwdriver to tamper with. Donald Trump is telling us where to look.

Pennsylvania's aging voting machines could be 'nightmare scenario' in the event of a disputed election

The GOP nominee has specifically targeted Pennsylvania as a state where the election may be “stolen,” despite no evidence to back up such a claim and several polls showing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton well ahead of him here.

“The only way we can lose,” he told a recent rally in Altoona, “is if cheating goes on.”

But Andrew Appel, a Princeton professor of computer science, said that given a screwdriver and seven minutes with an electronic machine, he could “install a vote-stealing program” that would be hard to detect and shift a percentage of the votes.

In states like Pennsylvania, these voting machines “are delivered to polling places several days before the election — to elementary schools, churches and firehouses,” he said. That creates the risk of tampering. “This is not just one glitch in one manufacturer’s machine. It’s the very nature of computers,” he told a House subcommittee last month.

Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Nov 28, 2016, 11:58 PM (2 replies)

Video of North Dakota police kicking two water protester women out of restaurant

The police called two women protesters over to their table, argued with them and kicked them out of the restaurant. it's the first video on this water protester's page.

Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Nov 28, 2016, 11:13 PM (1 replies)

Kris Kobach - the man behind the crosscheck project to deny thousands the right to vote -


28 states sent their voter lists to him - supposedly looking for people who were voting in more than one state but really trying to get dem voters off the rolls. So they checked common black, Asian and Hispanic names and if your name was similar to someone in another state you were flagged as a felony voter (but never prosecuted - just sent a small postcard with very small type saying if you did not respond to this card, you would be taken off voter rolls. So many went to vote - and had to use a provisional ballot and Greg Palist said many of the provisional ballots are not counted.

We found that one-fourth of the names on the list actually lacked a middle-name match. The system can also mistakenly identify fathers and sons as the same voter, ignoring designations of Jr. and Sr. A whole lot of people named "James Brown" are suspected of voting or registering twice, 357 of them in Georgia alone. But according to Crosscheck, James Willie Brown is supposed to be the same voter as James Arthur Brown. James Clifford Brown is allegedly the same voter as James Lynn Brown.

We had Mark Swedlund, a database expert whose clients include eBay and American Express, look at the data from Georgia and Virginia, and he was shocked by Crosscheck's "childish methodology." He added, "God forbid your name is Garcia, of which there are 858,000 in the U.S., and your first name is Joseph or Jose. You're probably suspected of voting in 27 states."

Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Nov 28, 2016, 10:27 PM (4 replies)

The Wisconsin white guys election committee is SAD TODAY - Boo Hoo

so they keep upping the money they want. Actually, according to Greg Palist a lot of fraud was around the provisional ballots.

Wisconsin election commission wallops Trump for ‘feeding’ baseless voter fraud ‘conspiracy theory

“It is a decentralized and relatively safe system,” Thomsen explained. “From my point as the chair of the commission, I think it’s most unfortunate that the president elect is claiming that there is huge problems with our system and that’s feeding what I call this conspiracy theory.”

“Personally, I’d like him to come down out of his Trump Tower and go off to Wautoma County and spend the time with the folks on the ground that are counting the votes. I mean, he won that county. To say it’s not being fair or people are counting illegal votes, from my vantage point, is an insult to the people that run our elections.”

The commission on Monday unanimously rejected a request from Green Party candidate Jill Stein to recount all votes by hand. Local election clerks will instead be allowed to set the recount method.

Posted by womanofthehills | Mon Nov 28, 2016, 08:50 PM (2 replies)

Shut the f*ck up and #resign: Olbermann blasts Trump anti-recount tweetstorm

Love this one - YOUR EIGHT CHINS - good one Keith

And look in a mirror, @realDonaldTrump, and let your eight chins break it to you: you're blowing this. You've erased your dignity #GetOutNow

Honest to God, @realDonaldTrump - shut the fuck up. #Resign
9:36 AM - 27 Nov 2016

Trump is melting down again on Twitter over the recount with 9 tweets in 12 hours. Why so upset, Donald? There's nothing amiss so who cares?

John Aravosis
We found Trump's Achilles heel. He's in a meltdown on Twitter over the election recount. His biggest fear is being illegitimate. Use it.
9:25 AM - 27 Nov 2016

Posted by womanofthehills | Sun Nov 27, 2016, 03:36 PM (41 replies)

Huff Po headlines right now: TRUMP RAGES OVER RECOUNT 'SCAM'

He is raging over Jill , Dems and Hillary.

Donald J. Trump
The Green Party scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly defeated & demoralized Dems

Dr. Jill Stein
I will do a recount in any state where the deadline has not passed. Help my staff find state deadlines: http://ceimn.org #Recount2016

Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Nov 26, 2016, 11:23 PM (14 replies)
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