Sunday, August 18, 2019

France in a Nutshell: “The Government Stopped Listening to the People 20 Years Ago”

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

The elites’ clever exploitation of politically correct cover stories has enthralled the comatose, uncritical Left, but not those who see their living standards in a free-fall.

A family member who has lived in France for decades summarized the source of the gilets jaunes protests in one sentence: “The government stopped listening to the people 20 years ago. It would be difficult to deny the generalization of this: many if not most governments stopped listening to their people decades ago, preferring instead to listen to financial and political elites and entrenched cultural eliteswho view commoners with disdain.

General Flynn Sentencing Memo Reveals How FBI Con-Artists Ran Their Scam

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

James Comey’s FBI manufactured a “crime” out of thin air by conning General Michael Flynn and exploiting his good nature, openness and eager willingness to help others.

To quote President Trump, “These are not good people, folks.”

NJ State Police to launch Nazi-style door-to-door gun magazine confiscation

by Mike Adams, via DC Clothesline:

A New Jersey law that makes it a felony to possess a gun magazine capable of holding over 10 rounds of ammunition is now active. This wildly unconstitutional law instantly criminalizes hundreds of thousands of New Jersey citizens who legally acquired normal capacity firearms magazines — which include 17-round pistol magazines and 30-round rifle magazines — as tools of self-defense against the very same violent criminals that are protected by the Democrats who passed the gun magazine ban.

Google Is the Enemy of Humanity and Needs to Resisted At All Costs

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

I recently wrote an article in which I asserted that the American citizenry consists of 3 groups: (1) Godless Liberals, who comprise 20% of the population, who are fanatically dedicated to the demise of the rule of law and the abandonment of any sense of nationalism and patriotism; (2) Conservatives, who make up 30% of the population, who are dedicated to the tenets of the Constitution and rule of law as well as the rejection of globalism; and, (3) The slugswho make up about 50% of the population and they are generally clueless about the world they live in and how close they are to losing everything. Oh, they will eventually riot like the French when their entertainment is interfered with, but they will not riot until it is too late to make any significant changes.

California Dem Admits “I’d Love To Regulate The Content Of Speech”

from ZeroHedge:

A day after grabbing headlines with his grandstanding during Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s testimony at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep Ted Lieu ( U.S. Representative for California’s 33rd congressional district since 2015) went on CNN for victory tour and exposed the reality of the Democratic Party’s deep desire to ‘amend’ the First Amendment.

During yesterday’s hearing Lieu quoted Google searches of Republican congressmen Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Steve King of Iowa in an attempt to ‘prove’ that conservative complaints that Google is biased against conservatives are false…

Police Use Facial Recognition Doorbells To Create Private Watchlist Networks

from Activist Post:

Earlier this year, I reported that Amazon’s spying Ring doorbells are being installed everywhere and how everyone’s privacy is at stake.

But a recent CNN article revealed that Amazon wants to turn homeowners’ doorbells into facial recognition devices using their Rekogntion software.

An Amazon patent application which was made public on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website, describes how a network of cameras could work together with facial recognition technology to identify people.

LOCATION TARGETING: Your Phone Apps Are Tracking Every Step You Take and Every Stop You Make (And Then Selling It)

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

You’re being watched constantly, at least if you have a cell phone with apps on them. A recently published report showed how seemingly innocuous apps were gathering information about how a person goes about their day. They refresh constantly, collecting data about your location.

These companies are tracking every step you take, every stop you make, and then selling it to the highest bidder.

Now, before I get the predictable chorus of people telling me they’d never ever use a smartphone and that if they did have one they wouldn’t enable location data on it, I can call BS (baloney sandwiches) on at least 44% of you because…well…Google tells me this. I get emails from Google every week telling me from what type of devices people access my website. I did not sign up to ask for this information – this is what Google does.

New Form Of ‘Stealth Censorship’ Found As Google Leak Shows Plot To Destroy Conservative Website Using ‘Hate Speech’ In Comment Section

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

Breitbart has an “in” at Google, someone with access to information that they have been leaking to Breitbart News, which in turn has roiled the search engine giant to the point where internal meetings have employees screaming “F*ck you leakers.”

According to former Google employee who recently resigned from Google in protest over the Google’s plans for a censored searchengine for China, dubbed Dragonfly, preventing leaks has become Google’s top priority  following a leaked video sent to Breitbart of Google’s first weekly TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) meeting after the 2016 presidential election.

The Next Generation Of “America’s Thought Police” Is Being Birthed On Our College Campuses

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

If you want to understand the zeal with which social media platforms are now being censored, all you have to do is to look at what has been happening on our college campuses.  There is a national movement to combat “offensive speech”, and this movement has been working very hard  “to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense”.  And these days, just about anything that you might say or think is probably going to deeply offend someone.  For example, saying that “America is the land of opportunity” is now considered to be a “microaggression”, and even the act of hanging an American flag in front of your dwelling can also be considered to be a “microaggression” depending on the context.  It can be tempting to laugh at how ridiculous our college students have become, but it is imperative to remember that these students all eventually enter the real world, and many of them end up in positions of power.  And from those positions of power, they can make life extremely uncomfortable for all the rest of us.  The “social media purge” is a perfect example of this, and the censorship of speech is only going to become more widespread as time goes on.  The next generation of “America’s thought police” is rising, and they intend to make sure that the future belongs to the politically correct.

#MeToo consequences: Wall Street purging women to avoid being accused of inappropriate behavior

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by Vicki Batts, Natural News:

In the wake of countless career-destroying (and often unsubstantiated) accusations of sexual assault against women, men in business are now avoiding women like the plague. And while the mainstream media may be calling it “the Pence effect,” the truth is that it’s just plain common sense. Now men are being accused of “gender segregation,” as they are keeping female colleagues at arm’s length. As one financial adviser reportedly put it, even hiring a woman is now “an unknown risk.”

One misunderstanding is all it takes for a man’s career and potentially his life, to be flushed down the drain. There is no arguing that, especially when the overwhelming message from the left-wing is that all men are guilty. And even if they are proven innocent, they are still guilty. After a rape or assault accusation, a man’s innocence can be only the product of misogyny — at least, according to the radical Left. The immense media scrutiny of Brett Kavanaugh is surely evidence of that.

“Your Time Is Up White People!” South African Government Sets Date for White Farmers to Give Up Land without Compensation

by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

South African lawmakers passed a proposal to change the country’s constitution to make land grabs legal.

The government voted in agreement to take land from white farmers without compensation.

This same plan turned South Africa’s neighbor Zimbabwe from a state of plenty to a starving state.

GOOGLE EMPLOYEES SOUGHT TO BLOCK BREITBART FROM ADS, EMAILS SHOW

by Peter Hasson, The Daily Caller:

  • Leaked emails show Google employees plotting to ban Breitbart from Google AdSense, which dominates the digital ad market
  • The leaked conversation is the third example of Google employees seeking to weaponize Google’s products for left-wing purposes
  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai is testifying Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee where he’s expected to be pressed on political bias at Google

Google employees sought to block Breitbart from Google AdSense less than one month after President Donald Trump took office, leaked emails from the company reveal.