Thursday, October 17, 2019

Why You NEVER Trust Social Media

by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

Not even if it’s my stuff being made “viral.”

When the call went out for a Florida veteran’s funeral on Oct. 1, the brief obituary noted Edward Pearson had “no immediate family” and invited anyone in the area to attend so Pearson wouldn’t be buried alone. The notice went viral and thousands showed up to pay their respects.

Not among the scores of mourners? The man’s two – living – sons, who say their dad walked out on them as teenagers.

Social media is a cancer.  It is a metastatic monster that consumes your mind and soul.

Law allows hospitals to literally kidnap you for profit… you are the property of the medical industrial complex

by Isabelle Z., via The Common Sense Show:

In America, we like to think we are free. It’s ingrained in us as children, and it’s fair to say that we enjoy broader rights overall than people living elsewhere. However, there are still a surprising number of ways you can unfairly lose your freedom in this country that you might not even realize, and one of them is medical kidnapping. As difficult as it may be to believe, hospitals are keeping patients against their will for profit, and the law helps them get away with it.

CHINESE CITIZENS WILL HAVE TO GET THEIR FACES SCANNED TO ACCESS THE INTERNET

from The Waking Times:

Internet access is already notoriously restricted in China, but things are about to get a whole lot worse. Chinese citizens are currently forced to show their ID Card in order to get the internet installed in their house, but that identification database will soon be tightened with facial recognition technology.

Starting on December 1st, Citizens of China will be required to scan their faces before gaining access to the internet or buying a smartphone.

CALIFORNIA SHUTTING DOWN HAM RADIO NETWORKS DESPITE RECENT WILDFIRES, BLACKOUTS

from InfoWars:

Claims emergency radio services are no longer a benefit

California is trying to snuff out ham radio operators in the state by claiming their emergency services are no longer a benefit despite recent blackouts and the ongoing threat of wildfires.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) notified radio operators that they can no longer operate network repeaters, which make ham radios possible by extending their range, unless they pay significant rental fees for using public land.

Declassified FISA Judge’s Ruling Shows FBI Targeted Americans With Improper NSA Searches

by Alicia Luke, Freedom OutPost:

A US court has determined that some of the FBI’s surveillance activities violated Americans’ constitutional 4th Amendment rights, in newly unsealed documents.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled last year that the law enforcement agency improperly searched an NSA repository for information on Americans.

Trans rights and state-sponsored sexual assault: How Democrats want to strip YOUR constitutional freedoms

from RT:

As a panel of Democrats fell over each other to pander for the rainbow vote at CNN’s LGBTQ town hall, conservatives raged at the inclusion of transgender children, but not at the Dems’ plans to shred the Bill of Rights.

Broadcast live from Los Angeles on Thursday, CNN’s LGBTQ town hall saw nine Democratic presidential candidates take questions from the network’s journalist and from a hand-picked crowd of “LGBTQ stakeholders and members of civic organizations.”

It went exactly as you think it would have. Every candidate promised to pass the Equality Act, a bill that would amend the Civil Rights Act to “prohibit discrimination on the basis of the sex, sexual orientation, gender identity…or sex-based stereotypes,” and reverse certain acts of the Donald Trump administration, like its “ban” on transgender troops in the military.

Apple Deletes Police-Tracking App Used by Hong Kong Freedom Protesters at China’s Behest

by Shane Trejo, Big League Politics:

Tech giant Apple has caved to Chinese demands and pulled an app from their store that allowed Hong Kong freedom protesters to track police officers.

Apple had previously banned the controversial app, HKmap.live, before reversing course last week after widespread outrage. This prompted an angry response from the People’s Daily, the official propaganda rag of the Chinese Communist Party.

FEDS NOW STORING SECRET DATA IN AMAZON CLOUD

from InfoWars:

The government and corporate giants are merging at an alarming rate, and as they do this they ramp up their surveillance programs.

This only highlights the importance of ensuring the left continues to lose power within the government.

Police Seize Washington Man’s Guns Using Red Flag Laws Over Satirical ‘Joker’ Meme

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

A 23-year-old Washington man had all of his guns seized under red flag laws last week over a “one ticket for joker please” meme he shared on Twitter as a joke.

In the run up to the Joker movie’s release, many people shared satirical memes of people holding guns with the text “one ticket to joker please.”

As Know You Meme notes:

Tickets to Joker, Please is a phrasal template used to caption photographs of people the meme’s author believes to be the stereotypical audience for the 2019 comic book film Joker. These images generally showcase men in fedoras, infamous mass shooters and depictions of internet trolls.

FBI Says They Are Closely Monitoring Social Media Posts About “Joker”

by John Vibes, Activist Post:

According to a recent joint FBI and Department of Homeland Security bulletin, federal law enforcement agencies are monitoring social media posts about the film Joker, in search of threatening comments.

The film has been the topic of opinion pieces in the news for months, with many pundits suggesting that it could provoke angry or mentally ill people to carry out acts of violence. Fans of the film say that the violence is intended to make a statement about the consequences of child abuse and the mistreatment of the mentally ill.

WTF: Neighbor of Man Who Gave Testimony in Amber Guyger Trial Gunned Down in Dallas

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by Shane Trejo, Big League Politics:

A neighbor of Botham Jean, the man who was killed in his own apartment by police officer Amber Guyger, was gunned down outside of an apartment complex on Friday night.

Joshua Brown, 28, gave crucial testimony during the trial of Guyger, who was eventually convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison for being responsible for the death of Jean. He was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital after he was shot, and died soon after from his injuries.

The World’s Largest (Democratic!) Biometric Prison

by James Corbett, The International Forecaster:

Whenever they talk about India and its “inevitable” rise to world economic dominance, establishment hacks like Thomas “Iraq War booster” Friedman always seem compelled to note that the country is “the world’s largest democracy.” They might want to talk to the residents of the now-defunct Jammu & Kashmir before invoking that phrase, but the underlying point seems to be that India—with its growing economic might and vibrant, functional parliamentary system—can provide a freedom-respecting alternative to the Chinese communist model for economic development and industrialization.

Taxpayers Held Liable After Disabled Veteran Arrested for Buying Cans of Iced Tea and a Light Bulb

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (TRI) — In a victory for common sense and the rights of citizens to not have their lawful First Amendment activity chilled by egregious, excessive government security protocols, officials with the City of Charlottesville have agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by The Rutherford Institute.