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Tech’s Censorship Gameplan

4 Nov

Tech’s Censorship Gameplan

There is a very visible display of censorship being implemented by Big Tech firms. As the disinformation from the Mainstream Media becomes more and more clear, the average person is moving to other sources for news. Now, an attempt to restrict peoples’ online sources to Twitter and Facebook is failing. People are seeking further alternatives to these dystopian social media platforms. Hence, there are now attacks on the very heart of the Tech Industry’s “Free-Space”, that defined by open source software. (The term “open source” refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible.)

 

Linux and Microsoft

Two years ago, Microsoft became a Platinum member of the Linux Foundation. At the time, the media portrayed Microsoft as a Champion of Open Source Software even though open source software is in direct competition to Windows. They also placed an Azure Architect onto the board of directors for the Linux Foundation. One year later, Linux adds a “code of conduct”, which basically says that the Linux Foundation should be more inclusive. Attacks on the Founder, Linus Torvalds, for his sometimes hostile comments about developers, as well as a “Contributor Covenant”, formed the basis for the new “code of conduct”. Let there be no doubt about it, this is the beginning of an attack on this Open Source software in order to “contain” its’ implementation.

The Linux Foundation contributors are threatening to pull their code from the open license to the Foundation due to this controversy. As developers grant a license to Linux for them to use their code, that license can be terminated at any time by the developer.

If carried out, ramifications could include large parts of the internet being left vulnerable to exploits, and companies around the world might even inherit bundles of unwanted legal liabilities.

The Code of Conduct is derived from a “Contributor Covenant” written by Coraline…

LinuxSJW

 

Red Hat and IBM

Not to be left in the dust on the Open Source subject, IBM has taken the bold move to purchase Red Hat for $33B. Noting how IBM is proud that they have been partnering with Red Hat for 20 years, and that Red Hat is supposedly open source, it is unclear why this purchase was necessary. Is it possible that Big Tech is working to corral important players in the Linux community to thwart anyone escaping censorship?

 

Gab.ai

One of the most successful alternatives to Twitter and Facebook, is Gab.ai. Gab.ai happens to be Open Source. As such, developers can look at the actual code that Gab uses to insure that no censorship is being implemented that is not consistent with Gab’s code of conduct.

Gab has been a target of Big Tech since its inception. Not until the opportunity of the Pennsylvania Synagogue shooting was it taken down. The shooter posted “I’m going in.”, with no explanation of where he was going, or what he was going to do. That was good enough for PayPal to terminate Gab’s financial transactions on that platform, and for the (Microsoft) Azure Web Hosting service to discontinue hosting Gab.ai on their site

“As we transition to a new hosting provider Gab will be inaccessible for a period of time. We are working around the clock to get Gab.com back online. Thank you and remember to speak freely.
Andrew Torba, CEO Gab.com.”

 

Web Domain Name Removal

As impossible as it may seem, the actual removal of Web Domain Names themselves is the next target. In 2016, The Obama administration transitioned the Internet Domain System to China (ICANN). It’s not impossible to imagine ICANN making statements about a certain website that is promoting “hate speech”, with no clear explanation, with the end result being that that Domain Name no longer exists.

 

Think For Yourself

 

Shadow Banking

25 Jun

As I learn more about the subject of “shadow banking”, I recall how it was that I even made myself aware of “shadow banking:.

Recently it seems, banks had gone to the extreme of not even checking borrowers’ income in the application form… More importantly there was no income verification.

ShadowBanks

 

To myself, just a regular guy, I thought that to be an example of “incompetence”. But seeing it throughout the media (and elsewhere) on a seemingly daily basis it was nothing new.

But now I understand… Quicken Loans in now the largest lender for homes in the US. Quicken Loans is in the “shadow banking” category. They are not a bank. They do not take deposits to secure their loans.

I know this is wildly impossible, but are the banks, now incapable of rationalizing their home loan activity, offloading the residential home loans to “shadow banks” to cover their trail and to create a whole new area of financial corruption?

Think For Yourself

Human Evolution and Politics

6 Jun

It might seem that your political perspective was simply how you were raised. In reality, that may be true. But, like in intelligence, there may be more involved.

r/K selection theory –r/K selection theory relates to the selection of combinations of traits in an organism that trade off between quantity and quality of offspring.

For example, rabbits living in a world of totally abundent grass will reproduce, well, like rabbits. There is plenty of available food to support offspring, with little worry about continuation of the species. Little time is spent in the realm of parenting while much time is spent in procreating.

And then there are wolves living in a colder climate with limited resources. For them, time spent protecting their offspring from prey and training them to find the necessary resources for survival is paramount.

From a YouTube perspective try :

Or a discussion on the subject with Stephan Moleneaux and Bill Whittle :

 

Think For Yourself

Global Warming Does not exist – The Planet is Getting Colder

11 Nov

The election of Donald Trump to the presidency has raised to the forefront many issues. One of these issues is “Man Made Global Warming”.

chemtrail

Ever since his election, the Massive amount of money poured into the Global Man Made Warming Hoax, (Money coming mostly from the US) is transforming itself into Massive Activity (ONLINE) attempting to protect its turf, and the Cash Cow.

One of the proposed solutions to “Man Made Global Warming“, is to spray metal materials (Barium, Aluminum, Cesium, etc.) into the atmosphere to block the sun’s heat from getting to the surface of the planet.

We see it almost every day in every location (major metropolitan area) of the world.

The problem is: “Man Made Global Warming”, “Man’s CO2 Emissions cause global warming”, “The planet is heating up due to man’s impact”, are all not only wrong, they are contrived. They are contrived to make you believe that through a “carbon tax” the “contrived” problem will be solved.

In reality, the planet is cooling. The most influential impact on the temperature of the planet is the Sun. SUNSPOT activity is diminishing as it does over time and through natural cycles. We are going into a period of time where the global temperatures will decline and the farming patterns in the world will change.

Trump may propose that Myron Ebell head up the EPA. Trump also proposes defunding Climate initiatives through the UN.

Look to the skies to see the progress.

 

Trading Global Temperature Changes

21 May

An interesting trading system has been developed by Trade Genius. The system generates trades that would be held over a few days to generate small gains with low risk. The software developed by Trade Genius is  compatible with Tradestation software as well as some other trading platforms.

Beyond the software and philosophy of trading, an interesting spin on the temperature of the planet has “again” shown its face.

In an interview with Bob Kudla of Trade Genius posted on YouTube, he discusses the impact of stock prices associated with food over the coming years. His statements are consistent with the content of a book written by John L. Casey, DARK WINTER. Those statements and conclusions concern a downward trend in global temperatures due to the very high correlation between sunspot activity and global temperatures, in conjunction with the highly consistent pattern of sunspots over time.

SunSpotsvsTemp

The above chart shows a correlation of global temperatures to sunspot activity.

If these predications hold true, there could well be a disruption in the food supplies around the world. You might choose to stock up on canned goods, or perhaps consider a solution written about in one of my previous blogs, Soylent.

 

LesterLand

16 Oct

There is a political gridlock going on this week on Capitol Hill. One might argue it has been going on for some time. Lawrence Lessig uses a Lesterland analogy to explain how our political officials are elected, while Dylan Radigan fights to get big money out of politics. One thing is very clear : neither party is working to support the average American. They are paid by the largest financial backers in the country, those with the largest financial backing, and the Corporations that hold an ever increasing amount of cash.


The objective of the political figures today is to raise enough cash to get re-elected and to leave office with a much greater personal wealth than they entered office with. The objective is to achieve a bipartisan status quo.

“…they will say that gumming up the works is not part of the problem, it’s part of the solution.”

It is interesting that there is always bipartisan support when it comes to the war on terror, restrictions on civil liberties, and the continuous surveillance of US citizens by the NSA. But when it comes to running the government and developing policies that move the country forward, there can be no agreements.

Edward Bernays Lives On Today

8 Oct

Edward Bernays, known as “The Father of Public Relations” was the Vienna born nephew of Sigmund Freud. He perfected The Psychology of Authority by manipulating the leaders of organizations and governments “to influence the group which they sway“.


His work is attributed to the success of :

  1. Promoting the idea that America’s war efforts (WW I) were
    Making the World “Safe for Democracy”
  2. Developing the market for cigarettes to women though the use of the “Torches of Freedom” campaign.
  3. Providing tools for the German propaganda programs of WWII through his books, used by Joseph Goebbels : “Crystallizing Public Opinion” (1923) and
    “Propaganda” (1928)
  4. Overthrow of the Guatemalan government in 1954 by framing Jacobo Arbenz as a communist who threatened the security of the Western Hemisphere.

Even though his influences can be seen today in advertising on television, it is interesting that in his later years, he was a public opponent of smoking, and campaigned to require licensing of public relations practitioners.

Edward Bernays died March 9th, 1995 at the age of 103.

Educational videos on Edward Bernays :

The Century of the Self (Pulled from YouTube recently…)

        Introduction to “The Century of the Self” on YouTube

        Link to the full versions on Vimeo (3.45 hours long)

    “Edward Bernays and the Art of Public Manipulation” (8.5 minutes long, available on YouTube)