Breaking!!! Anti – Trust probe is launched!!!

September 9, 2019

Ken Paxton -TX leads the way

Carl Racine – DC AG

50 AG have added to this probe.

Search is being investigated.  Query replies are favor Google businesses.

The objective is MONOPOLISTIC practice, which causes anti competitive practice and that is unfair to small business.

Google is DIRECTING traffic and is causing UNFAIR competition to large businesses who can afford to pay for adds that small business can’t.

When a companies name becomes a verb……….they so big that maybe they are a UTILITY.

This is a start.  Yet to see if it is a GOOD start

 

Watch Live: State AGs Unveil Sweeping Anti-Trust Probe Against Google On Steps Of The Supreme Court

 

Update: During the post-conference Q&A, Paxton revealed that, though their investigation is still in its early days, the AGs have already issued subpoenas related to Google’s digital advertising business.

“If advertising costs are higher…who ends up paying that?” Paxton said.

Asked about coordination with the federal government, Paxton and AG Sean Reyes of Utah, intimated that they had reached out to the FTC but that their response was unsatisfactory.

Washington DC’s AG Karl Racine insisted that their probe wasn’t intended to send a message to Congress, but that the AG’s investigation is an independent action. Later, Paxton said the investigation would be a “very open process” with the states, with each state and the federal government allowed to offer input.

“We’re open to using talent from every office in this country.”

And with that, the AGs ended what was a rather brief Q&A that lasted roughly ten minutes.

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In the latest legal push that could ultimately result in the break-up of one of the world’s largest tech firms, a bipartisan group of more than 40 state attorneys general, led by Texas’s Ken Paxton, will unveil a sweeping anti-trust investigation against Google parent Alphabet Inc.

The anti-trust investigation, which was previewed late last week in a leak to the Wall Street Journal, aims to hold Alphabet accountable for the extreme concentration in the US technology industry. Specifically, the AG’s case will focus on Google’s influence in search and the digital advertising market, and whether the Silicon Valley giant’s overweening influence harms rivals and consumers.

Part of the message from Monday’s press conference will be asking Google employees who might have information about Google’s abuses in the online advertising market to come forward.

The investigation is being pursued alongside a flurry of federal lawsuits and investigations against the biggest tech firms being led by the DoJ (with the FTC assisting), as well as another investigation brought by state AGs against Facebook.

Nearly all of the states are participating in the investigation against Google, and/or a similar anti-trust investigation against Facebook. One notable exception: California isn’t participating in either suit (and Alabama will sit out the Google probe). The investigations come on the heels of a $5 billion settlement between Facebook and the FTC, which resolved some of the federal government’s claims over the company’s user-privacy violations.

The press conference kicking off the investigation will take place on the steps of the Supreme Court Monday afternoon.

According to Politico, eight attorneys general will make up what’s known as the “executive committee”. These states include: Texas, Arizona, Nebraska, Louisiana, North Carolina, Colorado, Iowa and Mississippi.

Watch the press conference live:

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AGs will explore whether Google and its fellow tech behemoths are stifling start-ups, delivering worse service and siphoning off too much personal data to bolster their bottom-lines at the expense of consumers.

“The growth of these [tech] companies has outpaced our ability to regulate them in a way that enhances competition,” Keith Ellison, a Democratic attorney general from Minnesota who is signing on to the effort to probe Google, told the Washington Post.

They need to be regulated,” he continued, “and my view is, it’s the state AGs job to do it, particularly when the federal government is not necessarily a reliable partner in the area.”

State AGs have been warned that Google will do everything in its power to “stonewall” these anti-trust investigations using formidable defensive tactics, despite the company’s promises of cooperation.

“The attorneys general have found they can actually rewrite the rules for entire sectors and individual companies through these cases,” said Rob McKenna, a former attorney general in Washington state and now a partner at the law firm Orrick. “The attorneys general have a lot of power here to achieve regulation by litigation.”

While Washington has typically taken the lead in investigating anti-trust matters dating back more than a century to the trust-busting days of the Gilded Age, state AGs are coming off a notably successful run, including their successful takedown of Purdue Pharma and other drug makers over their role in fostering the opioid crisis.

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-09-09/state-ags-unveil-sweeping-anti-trust-probe-against-google-steps-supreme-court


Texas AG Ken Paxton Sues San Antonio Over Chick-Fil-A Ban

June 5, 2019

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Sues San Antonio Over Chick-Fil-A Ban

 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a petition on Monday suing San Antonio to obtain records after the city council banned Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio International Airport over “anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

“The City of San Antonio claims that it can hide documents because it anticipates being sued,” Paxton said in a statement. “But we’ve simply opened an investigation using the Public Information Act.”

“If a mere investigation is enough to excuse the City of San Antonio from its obligation to be transparent with the people of Texas, then the Public Information Act is a dead letter,” he continued “The city’s extreme position only highlights its fear about allowing any sunshine on the religious bigotry that animated its decision.”

 

Paxton revealed 0n March 28 that the Office of the Attorney General would be launching an investigation into whether the San Antonio City Council violates state law by prohibiting the fast-food chain from leasing space in the airport.

The city council passed a motion on March 21 to approve the Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement with Paradies Lagardère for the airport with the condition that Chick-fil-A be excluded from the agreement.

The prohibition came after a report noted that in 2017, Chick-fil-A donated nearly $2 million to the Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Paul Anderson Youth Home. The report asserted that the three charities were discriminatory against LGBTQ individuals.

Paxton also penned a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao urging for a federal probe to be opened. Days later, the Transportation Department announced that after receiving complaints “alleging discrimination by two airport operators against a private company due to the expression of the owner’s religious beliefs” the FAA’s Office of Civil Rights will investigate both the San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF).

The Department of Transportation’s investigation is currently ongoing.

The San Antonio City Council released a statement in response to Paxton’s lawsuit, contending that it had simply followed the law.

“Under the Texas Public Information Act, the City had requested a ruling from the Open Records Division of the AG — a routine request made to the AG’s office daily – as to whether documents related to the Council’s decision on the airport concessions contract were releasable, given that the Attorney General had already announced an investigation,” the statement read. “The City provided nearly 250 pages of documents for review by the Open Records Division and is still waiting for a decision.”

“The Texas Attorney General should allow the Open Records Division to issue a ruling on the City’s request,” the statement continued. “The City will comply with any ruling from the Open Records Division.”

“Instead of allowing the routine process take its course, the AG decided to sue and not wait for a decision from his own department,” City Attorney Andy Segovia added.  “The Attorney General notified the press before any communication with the City, or even before the City was served with the suit.”

Paxton’s office did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/06/texas-ag-ken-paxton-sues-san-antonio-over-chick-fil-a-ban/


Alert to Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton and Dan Patrick -investigate University of North Texas and arrest – Terry Davis – the “teacher” promoting sex with infants

April 26, 2019

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton – please, arrest – Terry Davis – the “teacher”

ALERT!!! Schooling on CHILD exploitation – not on how to prevent – opposite

This University MUST be shut down for this.  This is exploitation and perversion of infants and children as well as cultivating pedophilia and pederasty.  Arrest the instructor for illegal activity.

This is extreme form of child abuse and it’s being TAUGHT?  At a school? A college of higher education?

This type of public abuse of INFANTS can’t be allowed to exist.  Gross abuse of power and Government ED

This is not EDUCATION it’s perversion

EXCLUSIVE: University of North Texas Holds Lesson on ‘Sexual Pleasure and Response In Infants’

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The University of North Texas hosted a lesson called “Sexual Pleasure & Response In Infants,” according to the following photograph provided by a campus tipster. We have also obtained documents from the course “Psychology and Sexual Behavior” taught by Terry E. Davis, which include presentations on “Sexuality During Childhood and Adolescence.”: PSYC4470SexualBehaviorSpring2019

The lesson was hosted by the University’s Psychology Department. A class worksheet (below) identifies the 8-to-9 year old age range as when children might ask about the terms “gay” and “blow job.” When asked for comment, teacher Terry Davis provided Big League Politics with the lesson plan, confirming that the class did indeed take place. LESSON PLAN: crooks_13e_ch12

Here is the class documentation, which shows presentations on “Sexuality During Childhood and Adolescence,” right after spring break:

Here are some more classroom materials:

EXCLUSIVE: University of North Texas Holds Lesson on ‘Sexual Pleasure and Response In Infants’


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