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In mid-September 2019, Namely Liberty started publishing a video interview with Google whistleblower Zach Vorhies.1 The interview is broken into four parts, all of which have been included in a playlist further below.
In the featured video above, Vorhies and Maryam Henein, a journalist and functional medicine consultant, discuss Google’s suppression of natural health information from holistic health sites such as Mercola.com with Sayer Ji, founder of Greenmedinfo.com — another victim of Google’s censorship.
I also recently interviewed Vorhies for nearly two hours and will release that incredibly detailed video in the near future. In it, he discusses the tactics Google used to intimidate him into submission after they learned he had turned into a whistleblower.
In a recent article, Henein, perhaps best known for directing the documentary film, “The Vanishing of the Bees,” writes:2
“Google has become the digital Thought Police for health content, tampering and manipulating information, and shadow banning health professionals and independent journalists …
I had the honor to interview 39-year-old Zach Vorhies, who served as Senior Software Engineer at Google/YouTube for 8.5 years … He is Google’s Snowden. He’s a hero in my book.
And if you use Google, YouTube, Gmail, etc you are being impacted. Vorhies turned whistleblower, releasing a cache of internal documents illustrating that Google is NOT a reliable source of information.”
New President Marked a Turn at Google
According to Vorhies, changes at Google first became noticeable in 2016, after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.
“Before Trump won, Google had this mission statement to organize the world’s information and making it universally accessible and useful,” Vorhies says.
“After Trump won, they said ‘Well, Donald Trump won because of fake news and Russia hacking the election, so what we need to do is … protect our users from fake news; we need to protect our users from the damaging effects of Russian trolls and bots.”
It didn’t take long before Google got into the business of filtering out what it considered “fake news.” However, as pointed out by Vorhies, “What exactly is fake news?”
Perusing the network available to all full-time Google employees, he discovered a PowerPoint presentation describing what Google deemed fake news, and among the examples, he found news reports of events that had, in fact, happened. In other words, they were not made up events, and therefore, logically, could not be classified as fake news stories.
The discovery led Vorhies to wonder, “Are they trying to filter fake news or are they trying to filter actual news by slandering it as fake news?” As he continued digging, he discovered the existence of a then-secret program called “Machine Learning Fairness.”3
Machine Learning Fairness — The Alteration of Reality
According to Vorhies, this program was slated to be “unleashed onto the world” without anyone’s knowledge. He also claims Google engaged in a deception campaign to make sure people wouldn’t find out about it.
“Project Dragonfly” — a completely fake project — was part of this deception campaign, he says. Its sole purpose was to distract the public from Machine Learning Fairness.
The more he learned about Machine Learning Fairness, the more terrified he got. According to Vorhies, “even if the search results reflected actual reality,” the program claimed “it can still represent algorithmic unfairness,” which would justify “product intervention.”
“In other words, what they’re saying is that if reality is unfair, then they’re going to change the nature of reality in order to make it fair and just,” Vorhies says. He draws parallels between the Machine Learning Fairness program and a number of classic books warning about how a totalitarian regime can take over by seizing control of what constitutes “political correctness” and indeed the overall narrative of “reality” itself.
By 2017, Vorhies had collected some 950 pages of Google documents, which paint a comprehensive picture of what’s really going on. You can find all of those documents on the Project Veritas’ website,4 under categories such as “censorship,” “politics,” “fake news” and “psychological research.”
Once Vorhies discovered that Google was deleting words from its Arabic to English translation dictionary, thereby making one of President Trump’s tweets (which included the Arabic word “covfefe”) appear as pure gobbledygook,5,6 he realized Google was completely out of control.
The lack of sensible translation of that word eventually led to media articles7 accusing the president of insanity, which would be cause for having him removed from office.
“[Google] is literally using magic to manipulate the information landscape of our culture, to remove a president that was elected by a democracy.”8 “This was more than bias, this was now a national security issue,” Vorhies says.9 That’s when he decided to release the documents he’d amassed to law enforcement, the public and media, to give us all “a last chance to course correct.”
The Rise of ‘Technofascism’
As noted by Henein, “Google has become a digital thought police” — just as described in chilling detail in George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984.”
“Part of technofascism is to confuse people so their sense of memory is altered,” Henein says. “They don’t know what is real and what is not real. We’re now living in confusing times with fake news and alternative facts, and that is all part of it.”
Vorhies agrees, saying the ultimate plan is to make you doubt your own memory and thus teach you to turn to the established authorities to learn “the facts,” which will be whatever is considered best in the moment. As Orwell wrote in “1984,” “The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.”10 That, in a nutshell, is exactly what Google is doing right at this moment.
So, who’s behind this rise of “technofascism”? Henein suspects Big Pharma has a hand in it, considering the fact that drug advertising is a major profit center for Google, and the fact that alternative and holistic news sites have been actively shadow banned, to where you can no longer find them in Google’s search results.
Indeed, the traffic to my own site from Google has dropped by 99.9% since its June 3, 2019, broad core update.11 Vorhies agrees, pointing out that the drug industry by and large own the very organizations that are promoting things that are known to be harmful to health, be it fluoride, mercury amalgam fillings, one-size-fits-all vaccine policies, sugar or junk food.
Google Is Promoting Illness for Profit
The simple reality is that conventional health care is a for-profit business and as such it depends on repeat customers. There’s no money in wellness. The money is in chronic disease.
Promoting disease prevention and low- or no-cost treatments is not part of the drug industry’s agenda — it’s diametrically opposed to and a direct competitor to it. As noted by Vorhies, what we’re seeing is the creation of an artificial demand for products and services that aren’t in our best interest.
Meanwhile, there are countless of examples of inexpensive lifestyle-based strategies putting serious diseases into remission, yet you never hear about them because, as Vorhies points out, “Big Pharma is colluding with Google to shut down these counter-narratives.” In an October 2, 2019, article12 in The Epoch Times, Henein writes:
“What if I told you that social media platforms are manipulating you, steering you toward health information that they think is right, rather than letting you evaluate content for yourself?
Accredited professionals … who stand for health freedom … are losing posting privileges, getting banned or buried, finding themselves deranked, and getting digitally assassinated. Content is literally disappearing from the internet along with our health choices. It sounds conspiratorial because it is.”
Vorhies goes a step further, saying:13
“The censorship that is being applied to alternative health is nothing less than demonic. That may seem extreme, but I’ve been following the happenings in the new cures that are being suppressed.
At the same time, establishment, big corporate pharma websites like WebMD are monopolizing the first page of results. What’s terrifying is that many of these establishment medical articles landing on the first page do not even have a stated author and make assertions that are contradicted by science.”
Google Autosuggestions Reveal the Agenda
If you’re still confused about which way Google is leaning when it comes to certain topics, all you have to do is check out its auto complete feature. This is a list of “suggested” searches that pops up when you type in one or more keywords.
In her Epoch Times article,14 Henein shows a screen shot of a Google search done on September 1, 2019, starting with the words “supplements are.” The list of autosuggestions contained nothing but negative-biased searches, such as:
Supplements are bad
Supplements are useless
Supplements are not regulated
Supplements are dangerous
Supplements are scams
This is a very effective way to spread propaganda and manipulate people, as most believe that these results are what others are typing into the search engine. This way, they’re lead to believe all the negative and ludicrous attributes being attached to supplements. Interestingly they have not yet rigged the results for my name as they only display benign terms like:
So, ask yourself, who might benefit from people everywhere believing nutritional supplements are useless at best and dangerous at worst? This auto-completion used to be populated with search terms based on what people were actually searching for, but not anymore.
Now it’s just another social engineering device by Google’s self-proclaimed “thought police” that has no basis in objective reality. It is in fact part of the Machine Learning Fairness program.
What’s worse, hacking of the autocomplete function is also taking place, Vorhies warns in his American Thought Leaders’ interview15 (below), and this becomes really insidious, as people still believe these autosuggestions are a reflection of what’s being searched for. By essentially faking “public consensus,” the fake autosuggestions can have a significant yet hidden influence over people’s opinion.
Google Seeks to Control Political Landscape
Health isn’t the only reality narrative Google is trying to reshape, however. One of the documents released by Vorhies, “News Blacklist Site for Google Now,”16 lists hundreds of websites that Google has singled out for elimination from its Google Feed (previously Google Now), a majority of which are political and financial investment-type sites.
However, false narratives are pumped out to make you distrust those who point out there’s something askew with Google’s political meddling. Henein writes:17
“Take, for instance, this quote on ThinkProgress concerning evidence of Google’s preferential leanings:
‘What appears to be happening is that some conservatives are massively distorting tech companies’ attempts to protect against foreign election interference or restrict the distribution of hateful views, stirring up conspiracy theories that the companies are demonstrating blanket bias against conservatives.’
Nonsense. Don’t believe that the algorithmic changes are being made only to protect you from another ‘rigged’ election or to save you from four more years of Trump. And don’t believe that tech companies haven’t been allowed to cross a line. This is a perfect example of both a red herring and a false narrative.”
In fact, in June 2019, Project Veritas published an undercover video recording in which Jen Gennai, Google’s head of responsible innovation, admits the company is trying to prevent “the next Trump situation.”18
Google’s Power to Shift Elections
Does Google really have the power to shift an election? Gennai certainly seems to believe they do, as does Vorhies and many others. I suspect there’s not a single company in existence that could influence elections as effectively and unobtrusively as Google.
In this American Thought Leaders’ video by The Epoch Times, Vorhies is featured along with Greg Coppola, another Google whistleblower, and Robert Epstein, former editor of Psychology Today, introduced as “a leading expert on Google search engine bias.”
In this interview, Vorhies explains yet other ways in which Google is complicit in censoring individuals. For example, he explains how third parties can eliminate undesirable players through email account spoofing, resulting in the elimination of the target individual’s account.
According to Vorhies, this is a simple “bug” that can be fixed simply by tweaking the artificial intelligence responsible for the monitoring of spam. Yet Google choses to leave the gate open. Vorhies suspects this is exactly what happened to 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard.
“It’s not just Google censoring. They’ve got this complicated system of plausible deniability,” Vorhies says. How does this ability to take a person offline connect to Google’s ability to influence elections? Vorhies explains:
“The elections are all about whether someone has free, open and equal access to the channels of information distribution. So, if Tulsi Gabbard is being knocked offline, and other politicians are being knocked offline, then that’s de facto election interference.
And it’s being done by these entities that aren’t registering as lobbyists. So, we’ve got these tech monopolies that are acting as unregistered lobbyists that are making decisions and giving insiders information on how to take down targets. That’s essentially what’s happening. Google is allowing democracy to be hacked.”
Expert on Google Bias Weighs In
By June 2016, Google bias expert Epstein was already hot on Google’s trail, penning an article19 for U.S. News, titled “The New Censorship.”
“How did Google become the internet’s censor and master manipulator, blocking access to millions of websites?” the article asks, pointing out, “The company maintains at least nine different blacklists that impact our lives, generally without input or authority from any outside advisory group, industry association or government agency.”
In the American Thought Leaders’ interview, Epstein stresses the importance of documents leaked by Vorheis showing that not only are Google’s blacklists real — a now provable fact the company has long denied — but they’re also reranking, deranking and fringe-ranking articles, using a so-called “twiddler system” (software that overlays the search engine algorithm) which makes reranking a rather simple affair.
Epstein points out that Google has vehemently denied reranking articles for political purposes, yet Vorhies’ document trove proves otherwise. There’s even a manual for the twiddler system among Vorhies’ documents.
This capability is far beyond what Epstein had thought possible. It didn’t surprise him, however. For years, Epstein has warned about Google’s power to influence opinion.
Now, he says, we have evidence that Google does in fact have the power to manipulate the flow of information and opinion, and we see more and more evidence that they are in fact wielding this considerable power to shape the worldview according to its own wishes. Epstein also expresses concern over the fact that mainstream media are ignoring Vorhies’ and Coppola’s leaks and aren’t reporting on them.
Google — A Threat to Health, Democracy and Freedom
While it’s quite clear that I’m on Google’s unacknowledged blacklist, I’m not and will never be willing to change what I believe in and stand for. I will never conform to “consensus reality” just to get my Google ranking back. It’s unfortunate, but the way it stands right now, we have to go old-school and encourage everyone to share information through word-of-mouth, by text and email.
We have built in simple sharing tools at the top of each article so you can easily email or text interesting articles to your friends and family. My information is here because all of you support and share it, and we can do this without Big Tech’s support. It’s time to boycott and share!
Here are a few other suggestions:
• Become a subscriber to my newsletter and encourage your friends and family to do the same. This is the easiest and safest way to make sure you’ll stay up to date on important health and environmental issues.
• If you have any friends or relatives that are seriously interested in their health, please share important articles with them and encourage them to subscribe to our newsletter.
• Uninstall Google Chrome and use Brave or Opera browser instead, available for all computers and mobile devices.22 From a security perspective, Opera is far superior to Chrome and offers a free VPN service (virtual private network) to further preserve your privacy
• If you have a Gmail account, try a non-Google email service such as ProtonMail,23 an encrypted email service based in Switzerland
• Stop using Google docs. Digital Trends has published an article suggesting a number of alternatives24
• If you’re a high school student, do not convert the Google accounts you created as a student into personal accounts
I’ve written many articles detailing the general health benefits (and potential but largely avoidable risks) of sun exposure. But did you know sun exposure impacts your eye health as well? Here too, there are both risks and benefits, which largely prevents any hard and fast recommendations from being made.
Ultraviolet Light May Raise Your Risk of Cataracts
Starting with the risks, research1 funded by the U.S. National Eye Institute published in 2014 found ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can damage proteins in your eyes, over time raising your risk for cataracts.
Cataracts develop when proteins in the lens of your eye unravel and get tangled together. Pigments also start to accumulate, clouding the lens and obscuring vision.2 As explained in the study’s abstract, UV radiation can trigger oxidation of proteins leading to cataracts:3
“Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) contribute to lens protein pigmentation and cross-linking during aging and cataract formation. In vitro experiments have shown that ascorbate (ASC) oxidation products can form AGEs in proteins. However, the mechanisms of ASC oxidation and AGE formation in the human lens are poorly understood.
Kynurenines are tryptophan oxidation products … present in the human lens. This study investigated the ability of UVA light-excited kynurenines to photooxidize ASC and to form AGEs in lens proteins.
UVA light-excited kynurenines in both free and protein-bound forms rapidly oxidized ASC, and such oxidation occurred even in the absence of oxygen … When exposed to UVA light (… 45 min to 2 h), young human lenses (20-36 years), which contain high levels of free kynurenines, lost a significant portion of their ASC content and accumulated AGEs …
Our data suggest that kynurenine-mediated ASC oxidation followed by AGE formation may be an important mechanism for lens aging and the development of senile cataracts in humans.”
The Alienor Study,5 published in 2014, assessed how unprotected exposure to UV light over a lifetime might affect your risk for cataracts and AMD, concluding that people with the highest exposure levels over the previous 65 years had a 53% increased risk for cataracts and 59% higher odds for AMD compared to those with intermediate exposure. Dr. Rebecca Taylor, ophthalmologist and clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology told Time magazine:6
“When you don’t wear protection, ultraviolet radiation you cannot see is penetrating the eye, and the eye structures are very sensitive to it. If you put a target in the center of the retina right behind the pupil, the macula would be the bull’s-eye. And when light comes into the eye, it hits that macula like a laser beam.”
Low UV Exposure Also Raises Risk of AMD
Importantly, however, subjects with the lowest exposure levels had an even greater risk for AMD — 69% — compared to those in the intermediate exposure group. This and other findings suggest the impact of sunlight on eye health is not all cut and dry. As noted by the authors:7
“This study further confirms the increased risk for cataract extraction in subjects exposed to high ambient UVR. Moreover, it suggests that risk for early AMD is increased in subjects exposed to high UVR, but also to low UVR, by comparison with medium exposures.”
The authors also cite two other studies that found the risk for AMD was actually lowest in subjects with the highest levels of UV exposure. In one,8 the inability to tan and sensitivity to glare were found to be “markers of increased AMD risk,” as these individuals were more prone to AMD and had lower levels of UV exposure overall compared to those without AMD.
Similarly, the second study9 concluded it could find no support for the claim that sun exposure increases the risk for AMD. Late AMD onset in particular was not associated with any particular light variable, while people “exposed to high ambient solar radiation and those with frequent leisure exposure to sunlight” had a 27% reduced risk of early signs of AMD.
The routine use of sunglasses did however decrease incidence of soft drusen — soft fatty deposits under the retina thought to be a risk factor for AMD.10 Other studies11,12 discussed in “Vitamin D3 Found to Rejuvenate Aging Eyes” suggest that optimizing your vitamin D status lowers the risk and helps prevent AMD by:13
Inhibiting the accumulation of amyloid beta in your eyes
Reducing retinal inflammation
Reducing retinal macrophage numbers and altering their morphology (macrophages are immune cells that can cause inflammatory damage)
Early Sun Exposure Protects Against Nearsightedness
Studies have also found that spending more time outside early in life can help ward off myopia, better known as nearsightedness. According to a study14 published in JAMA Ophthalmology in January 2017, a mean increase in UVB exposure:
“… at age 14 to 19 years … and 20 to 39 years … was associated with a reduced adjusted OR [odds ratio] of myopia … No independent associations between myopia and serum vitamin D3 concentrations nor variants in genes associated with vitamin D metabolism were found …”
The researchers wrote that myopia is becoming increasingly common and is associated with complications that could ultimately threaten peoples’ eyesight. They added that while exposing oneself to sunlight is actually protective, most people are unaware of this fact.
To Wear Sunglasses or Not
When there are both risks and benefits, what do you do? I approach the issue of sunglasses the same way I approach vitamin D optimization. There’s overwhelming evidence to suggest unprotected sun exposure is important for optimal health, including healthy vision, but just like you don’t want to get a sunburn, you’d want to avoid intense UV radiation hitting your eyes for extended periods of time.
A sensible approach to vitamin D optimization is to expose a large portion of your bare skin until you turn the lightest shade of pink. After that, you cover up to prevent sunburn. This allows you to benefit from vitamin D production without risking skin damage.
Similarly, while routinely wearing sunglasses may do more harm than good, as the near-infrared wavelengths found in sunlight actually nourish and benefit your eyes,15 there are instances when sunglasses are prudent. As explained in Time magazine:16
“The risks of sun-related eye damage are greater at certain times of the day and in certain settings. Water, snow and car windshields can reflect light into the eyes, and spending time on a boat, around snow, or in a vehicle on a sunny day ‘is like getting a double dose of ultraviolet light,’ says Dr. C. Stephen Foster, a professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.
‘You’re getting the direct exposure from the sun and a second exposure from the reflected light.’ Also, at higher altitudes the sun’s rays are stronger, and the attendant eye risks increase. Wearing sunglasses can protect a person’s eyes from all these concerns.”
As noted by Time, when selecting a pair of sunglasses, the most important criteria is its ability to block UVA and UVB rays. Look for a pair that blocks 99% to 100% of both. The color and shade of the glasses are of no particular concern.
Polarization17 also has no impact on UV protection, but can be useful for preventing glare that impedes visibility, and can therefore be a good choice on the ski slope and on the water.
The size of the lenses, on the other hand, is a consideration, as larger lenses offer better UV protection than smaller ones. Goggle-style glasses are the best, offering close to 100% protection regardless of your head position and location of the sun in the sky.18
Other Reasons to Avoid Routine Wear of Sunglasses
Another reason to avoid the routine use of sunglasses, with the exception of intense UV and high-glare conditions, is that when you wear sunglasses you prevent your eyes from absorbing full-spectrum light required for the proper synchronization of your circadian rhythm.
The reason light is so important for this process is because it serves as the major synchronizer of your master clock. This master clock is a group of cells in your brain called the suprachiasmatic nuclei. As a group, these nuclei synchronize to the light-dark cycle of your environment, based on when light hits light-sensing photoreceptors in your eye.
You also have other biological clocks throughout your body, and those clocks subsequently synchronize to your master clock. When your master clock is “off,” your body has trouble functioning properly. Your mood and sleep in particular will tend to suffer,19 and depression and insomnia may become problems. As explained in the 2009 study, “Effect of Light on Human Circadian Physiology”:20
“The circadian system in animals and humans, being near but not exactly 24-hours in cycle length, must be reset on a daily basis in order to remain in synchrony with external environmental time.
This process of entrainment is achieved in most mammals through regular exposure to light and darkness … Studies have revealed, how the timing, intensity, duration, and wavelength of light affect the human biological clock.”
Researcher Dan Pardi discussed all of this at depth in our 2014 interview, featured in “How the Cycles of Light and Dark Affect Your Health and Well-Being.” To maintain and anchor your master clock, you want to get bright outdoor light exposure for 30 to 60 minutes each day, ideally first thing in the morning and/or at solar noon.
Personally, I avoid wearing sunglasses unless I’m skiing or boating, as I believe your eyes need to receive the full spectrum of light to function optimally, and sunglasses block out essential wavelengths of the light spectrum.
Instead of sunglasses, I wear a lightweight cap with a visor to protect my face and eyes from direct sunlight. This is typically all that is needed to protect your eyes from harsh, direct rays, while still allowing your eyes to benefit from the full spectrum of light.
The weed killer glyphosate — infamously known as Roundup — can be found everywhere: lawns, gardens, parks, soil, rivers and even in the rain (1). But household use of this herbicide is dwarfed by its use in agriculture. And herein lies the problem.
Over the past several years, scientists have discovered that exposure to glyphosate-containing weed killers is a huge threat to public health. And it’s a risk that keeps growing.
The rise of GMO crops — including corn, soy, and canola — has led to a skyrocketing use of glyphosate with almost 300 million pounds applied each year (2). Genetically engineered crops (GMOs) were designed to withstand this toxic herbicide, so it can be sprayed and kill the weeds but not the crop.
In this episode with Benjamin recorded on 31st October 2019 we delve into who is really the top of the pyramid and who is causing the cabal to lash out. We take a look at the circus that is the trump impeachment. Al-Baghdadi is not who he seems an is MOSSAD, Zug Switzerland being the heart of the corruption and all the computers need taking out. Many lower cabal members are being removed and there are more signs that a real war is raging!
Keep on seeking the truth, rally your friends and family and expose as much corruption as you can… every little bit helps add pressure on the powers that are no more.
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Good men are not as hard to find in this day and age as we might make them out to be, but they are lacking in many of our lives. If you’re questioning whether someone is worth your time, chances are your mind is already made up.
We all meet tons of people in our lives and when it comes to dating, finding someone worth settling down with isn’t exactly easy. If you’re wondering whether the man in your life or man you’re considering is a ‘keeper’ perhaps you should look to see whether they have the traits and qualities present that they should. Below I am going to go over some things that most good men have in common if yours lives up to these things, he’s not someone you should take for granted.
Good men are willing to commit to the people in their lives fully. They commit to you in ways other people would never and you do not have to question their commitment. They aren’t going to betray you and you can trust that.
Good men will be patient with you and patient with the people they care about. They don’t freak out or overreact about things. They sit down and discuss issues as we all should.
Good men are open and honest with their partners. They do not lie about things that they’re doing or go out of their way to withhold information. Good men know that the people they love deserve the truth above all else.
Good men are full of passion. They are passionate about the things they do and the people in their lives. They do their best to keep the sparks between the two of you going and that is more than most are willing to do.
Good men come with a sense of integrity. They have their own morals and values in this life that they will not budge on. While you have to make sure this kind of thing matches up with you and your values in life, it is a very important part of a relationship.
Good men are respectful to the people around them. They respect you and give you the space you need when you need it. Everyone is cared for properly and no one is left out in the dark.
If your significant other or someone you’re considering matches up with all of these things you should stop wasting time and really make sure they know how much you appreciate having them around. Good men are often quite overlooked in this world and that needs to stop. You would be surprised how amazing the support of your lover can be when you have the right lover by your side.