from Jason Goodman:
by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:
*This is an older article of ours that we are republishing to bring awareness to the fact that multiple studies have now determine that 9/11 was a controlled demolition. The latest piece of evidence comes from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, by Dr. J Leory Husley and his team of researchers, who have confirmed that the official explanation surrounding World Trade Centre Building 7 and why it fell is completely false. He is the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Chair at the University, and he made a presentation of the findings of the study live on September 6, 2017, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It included the detailed findings and conclusions he and his team found as well as the next steps for the study, which included peer review as well as an open period for feedback and criticism. You can read more about that here.
We’re living in an age where Western governments advocate for complete transparency, yet they punish whistleblowers who come forward to reveal important information that the public has a right to know about. The world is dying for information, which is why we have brave souls like Edward Snowden and Julian Assange (to name a few) doing the work that they are doing. Over the past few years alone, we’ve seen many insiders share information in order to educate the masses about what’s really happening on our planet. Simply put, our word is shrouded by secrecy. According to the estimates of some historians, the United States classifies more than 500 million pages of documents every single year, which is why organizations like Wikileaks, and whistleblowers from various agencies, remain so important to us all.
“The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al-Qaeda, and any informed intelligence officer knows this. But, there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an intensified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive TV watchers to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the United States.”
I’ve shared this quote multiple times. It reveals a truth which various politicians, academics, and other professionals have been trying to impress upon us for years: the war on terror is a fabrication. It is based on false premises and used to justify the invasion of other countries for ulterior motives. Of course, this is a perspective you’ll never see on mainstream news.
One of the most recent person making noise from the world of intelligence is Amaryllis Fox, a former CIA clandestine service officer. When she was a teenager she worked with the Burmese democracy movement, which landed her a short stint in a Burmese prison at the age of 18. She eventually developed an algorithm to predict terrorist activity under thesis advisor Dan Byman, a leading thinker on terrorism and US security policy at Oxford university. Soon after, she began work as a political and terrorism analyst for SE Asia, commuting between Langley and Georgetown to finish her degree in 2004. Following graduation, she moved into the operational training program and served as a Clandestine Service Officer overseas, for approximately 10 years. You can learn more about her journey in this TEDx talk she gave a few years ago.
She offers a comment on terrorism rhetoric which really stood out for me: “Those are stories manufactured by a really small number of people on both side that amass a great deal of power and wealth by convincing the rest of us to keep killing each other.:
She is speaking to ‘false flag terrorism,’ the idea that terrorist activities are created, or that ‘terrorists’ are forced into certain situations, or brain washed, by Western military and intelligence agencies in order to convince the masses that there is a constant terror threat. That we are pitted against each other on purpose by a small group of elite people who have lots of power.
While she doesn’t go into as much detail as others have and is not really considered a “whistleblower,” she offers important truths nonetheless.
As far as her comments regarding a ‘very small group of people’ are concerned, perhaps the video below, taken from the Thrive documentary, could provide some insight as to who these people are.
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by Mary Taylor, All News Pipeline:
How do you waste a perfectly good mind and create a zombie? An article on the Steve Quayle site last week shows how easy it is to “zombify” Americans—just sit them in front of their TVs, computer monitors or smart phones and whisper softly behind the screens.
Electromagnetic fields from these monitors are actually a form of nervous system manipulation, the US Patent article reveals. When pulsed images are displayed, it results in certain “physiological effects” in humans, not good news for most computer nerds and TV couch potatoes.
“Many computer monitors and TV tubes emit pulsed electromagnetic fields of sufficient amplitudes to excite sensory resonance in a nearby subject,” the article noted. “It is therefore possible to manipulate someone’s nervous system by pulsing images displayed on a nearby computer monitor or TV set.”
In other words, sneaky subliminal messages are changing us from high-functioning, thinking beings into mind-controlled zombies content to sleepwalk through life.
So go ahead, veg out in front of the TV and let it control your thought patterns. Neuroscientists tell us that first it will play havoc with your brain, converting your Beta waves—those associated with active, logical thought—to primarily Alpha waves.
Within just a few minutes of turning on the television, you are sent into a euphoric haze where your brain is passive and highly receptive to suggestion. Advertisers, knowing this, are standing by to take advantage, sometimes with a subliminal message urging you to buy their products.
But “buy, buy, buy” isn’t the only message being sent below the radar. Some believe that dark manipulative masters intend to use the “telepresence” of our digital playtoys to control the world. In his book, “Life After Television,” author George Gilder called telepresence “a tool of tyrants.”
He noted that while the general public usually is not aware of subtle manipulation, they don’t even have to look for the main topics incorporated into hidden screen messages–sex, drugs, food, fear and violence. “They are there in plain sight,” he wrote.
So, after all, there may be no need to use subliminal messages when the brain is already in its receptive Alpha state, ready to absorb suggestion. Just flash a brand across the screen, along with images of some beautiful people having fun, and the manipulated brain will associate the product with something positive.
What, really, is behind all this? Is there indeed a dark manipulator—one who plays our nervous systems like an instrument, who harnesses the power of the air waves and rides them right into our living rooms—in fact, into every room in the house!
In other words, is the prince of the power of the air busy creating a weapon fit for its work?
On Quayle’s site today, a reader alerted that “the sought-after smart phones are actually, in reality, a main method for those who belong to Lucifer to gain control and to ultimately enslave.” The author contended that the “smart” name is an intel word acronym for Surveillance Masked As Routine Technology.
Consider that just clicking any of our modern electronic gadgets on could give dark masters fuel for the fire as they work, forging powerful tools designed to bring down our society and circumvent the laws, morals, and political freedoms our nation enjoys.
Such a scenario was anticipated in the Bible, where we are counseled to watch out for underhanded schemes of the enemy, being careful about the voices and images we allow in our homes.
“I will set no vile thing before my eyes. I hate the deeds of faithless men. They will not cling to me.” Psalm 101:3-5
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by Kenneth Whittle, Disobedient Media:
On Tuesday, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, released a letter addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, calling for the immediate appointment of a second Special Counsel.
In their letter, Goodlatte and Gowdy cite the apparent conflict of interest in the Department of Justice investigating itself, and instead request that a Special Counsel be appointed to review:
“Decisions made and not made by the Department of Justice and the FBI in 2016 and 2017, including but not limited to evidence of bias by an employee or agent of the DOJ, FBI, or other agencies involved in the investigation; the decisions to charge or not charge and whether those decisions were made consistent with the applicable facts, the applicable law, and the traditional investigative and prosecutorial policies and procedures; and whether the FISA process employed in the fall of 2016 was appropriate and devoid of extraneous influence.”
Disobedient Media previously detailed the extensive abuse of FISA throughout the 2016 election, the apparent political bias of FBI agents directly involved in both the Clinton and Russia investigations, the lack of charges against Anthony Weiner for possession of classified information without any security clearance, as well as the FBI’s exoneration of Hillary Clinton months before interviewing her and sixteen other key witnesses.
When questioned as to what had prompted Gowdy to call for the appointment of a second Special Counsel, the congressman stated: “What changed for me was the knowledge that there are two dozen witnesses that Michael Horowitz, the [DOJ] Inspector General, would not have access to. When I counted up 24 witnesses that he would not be able to access were he to investigate it, yeah only one conclusion, that’s special counsel.”
Goodlatte and Gowdy join the ranks of thirteen additional Republican lawmakers, who also wrote a letter last week to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, requesting the appointment of a second Special Counsel. Goodlatte, along with other Republicans on the Judiciary Committee had previously called for the appointment of a second Special Council in September 2017.
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by Joshua Caplan, The Gateway Pundit:
Fox News c0ntributor Sara A. Carter reports that former Secretary of State John Kerry’s “possible role,” in the Steele dossier is officially under investigation.
The House Select Committee on Intelligence is now investigating former Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s possible role into the unverified dossier paid for by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton Campaign, this reporter has learned. The dossier, assembled by a former British spy, laid the foundation for the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between President Trump and Russia and was the essential piece of evidence used by the FBI to get a warrant to spy on a former volunteer for the Trump campaign.
For more than a month, the committee has been in its second phase of investigations focused on former Obama State Department officials and their role in either transmitting information or using information provided by former British spy and investigator Christopher Steele. Steele was hired by embattled research firm Fusion GPS, also under several congressional and Senate investigations. […]
Jonathan Winer, a long-time colleague of Kerry and who served as the former envoy for Libya during his tenure at the Department, wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post on Feb. 8, defending his relationship with Steele and his role in the infamous dossier.
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) recently revealed to Fox News host Laura Ingraham that Kerry had been briefed on a ‘second dossier’.
”There were comments over the weekend from people from within the State Department that said John Kerry had been briefed on the dossier–the new dossier whatever this new dossier is and that they also provided it to the FBI,” Nunes told Ingraham.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) 7 February 2018
Byron York of the Washington Examiner previously reported that the Obama State Department was being probed as to whether or not they had a hand in the dossier. York notes Steele was viewed inside the Obama State Department as a valuable source for intelligence on all things Russia. Obama State officials made a habit of disseminating reports the former British spy authored for private clients around the Department:
A book published in November by a correspondent at the Guardian, “Collusion: Secret meetings, dirty money, and how Russia helped Donald Trump win,” noted that Steele’s 2010 work on the World Cup soccer corruption investigation won him the trust not only of the FBI, but the State Department as well. From author Luke Harding:
The [soccer] episode burnished Steele’s reputation inside the U.S. intelligence community and the FBI. Here was a pro, a well-connected Brit, who understood Russian espionage and its subterranean tricks. Steele was regarded as credible. Between 2014 and 2016, Steele authored more than a hundred reports on Russia and Ukraine. These were written for a private client but shared widely within the State Department and sent up to Secretary of State John Kerry and to Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who was in charge of the U.S. response to the Ukraine crisis. Many of Steele’s secret sources were the same sources who would supply information on Trump. One former State Department envoy during the Obama administration said he read dozens of Steele’s reports on Russia. The envoy said that on Russia, Steele was “as good as the CIA or anyone.” Steele’s professional reputation inside U.S. agencies would prove important the next time he discovered alarming material, and lit the fuse again.
Read More @ TheGatewayPundit.com
by Chloe Anagnos, The Dollar Vigilante:
Known for co-founding Uber, StumbleUpon, and also founding the venture fund Expa, Garrett Camp is now trying his hand at cryptocurrency – but perhaps he should stick to what he already does well.
Announced on March 1, Camp has launched “ECO” coin, a digital global currency that can be used as a payment tool for everyday transactions and “one day will become a cryptocurrency.” Currently, the ECO coin is subsidized by various funds in the Netherlands.
According to their website, the problem the company wants to solve is the apparent lack of balance in our economy and ecology.
As businesses are forced to grow and make profit, our environment has come under increasing threat. The forest only starts to have value within our economic system when it is cut down and turned into a raw material. No one pays for the incredible services of the environment: it provides medicines, food, habitats and trees that filter the air to let us breathe. It is seen as a business externality. Free to use. There are bureaucratic ideas to value the forest but they have faults. Some want to put a price tag on the environment turning it into a commodity, and carbon trading moves the problem elsewhere. Currently, there is no positive economic incentive to grow the forest.
Camp’s company believes that ECO coins are a solution to these problems because using blockchain technology makes currency “scalable, decentralized, and as fair as possible,” so that environmental action, like eating a vegan diet, can be rewarded and valued.
Some Twitter users are excited about how user-friendly and stable ECO claims to be:
Eco, a new digital currency that is energy efficient AND simple to use. Right idea. https://t.co/hyQWhkG2LW
— Erick Schonfeld (@erickschonfeld) 3 March 2018
Universities played a unique role in the early days of internet for a whole suite of reasons. Looks like @eco takes advantage of that infrastructure to mine and distribute a crypto currency with more stability. https://t.co/2CYCir4WQx
— Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky) 2 March 2018
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from Voice Of Europe:
Janos Lazar, Chief of Staff of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, posted a controversial video about Austria’s capital on his Facebook. He states that “immigrant communities have completely changed the cityscape” and “Vienna has become a worse place because of refugees”.
In the video, Lazar says that Austria’s capital “is dirtier, poorer and increasingly crime-ridden since migrants began living there”. When he tried to ask citizens of Vienna how they experience this “nobody spoke German [Austria’s main language]”, he says.
Lazar concludes “a city within a city” is created and if Hungary’s not careful its capital could look Vienna within 20 years. “There are a great number of schools in Vienna where there are no white Viennese children left, only the children of Muslim immigrants and immigrants from the Middle East,” Lazar says.
With his eye on Hungary’s next elections in April and his party’s anti-migration stance Lazar says: “We are working to prevent this phenomenon”.
Read More @ VoiceOfEurope.com
by Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan:
Housing prices in the United States continue to rise at unprecedented rates, forcing many into poverty. This worsening epidemic is explained well in a video by The Money GPS and it’s been engineered this way.
As nations increase taxes and regulations, the price of complying also goes up. Many of these hikes are passed onto to those who are already living paycheck to paycheck forcing them to live in poverty. “You came here for the truth, so let me unveil that for you,” says Money GPS.
Severe damage to the nation’s economy can occur when people don’t have disposable income. “People are spending a larger and larger share of their income on their housing. This is something they can’t avoid. It’s not as if they are buying a home and can be renting instead, we are talking about people who rent their homes. It’s very serious,” The Money GPS says.
“There’s definitely an issue with the amount that people spend on shelter, electricity, food, and other basic essentials…we have a big problem on our hands. It’s not being addressed and the bubble just keeps getting larger…they keep saying there’s a limited supply [of housing options].”
“The median asking rent for vacant rental units is consistently rising. when you rent prices continuously increasing specifically for vacant rental units.” All this is happening as the rate of homeownership declines as well. So perhaps there is some correlation between market saturation and prices, but we fail to account for the fact that property taxes put a heavy burden on homeownership and those taxes are passed on to renters in the form of higher rents.”
But the YouTube channel Bull Boom Bear Bust says this is all just a part of the global elitist’s plans to force more people into rentals and out of homeownership. According to the description of their video about this issue, it is becoming more and more clear that the central banking fiat currency system was designed to extract wealth from the poor and middle class and further enrich bankers that are creating a nation [sic] of debt servants.
“It’s a global plan,” says the narrator of the video. “These disasters and downturns in the economy are opportunities for the big money and big investors to come in and actually buy these homes.” He then discusses the reasons banks have for not foreclosing on properties right away, and it’s as simple as a wealth transfer from the middle and lower classes to the billionaires and investors:
“A reason why in some cases the banks don’t foreclose on the property right away, not only to keep the home off the market, but it also keeps the financial responsibility of the property onto the previous homeowner. So things like back due property taxes and fines for failure to keep the property up, banks don’t want to take on that responsibility, so technically in many cases, they’ll not take immediate foreclosure proceedings and in some cases, years and then the unpaid debt can come back and destroy the previous homeowner’s credit, and not hurt the bank.”
Read More @ SHTFPlan.com
by Brandon Smith, Alt Market:
First, I would like to say that the timing of Donald Trump’s announcement on expansive trade tariffs is unusual if not impeccable. I say this only IF Trump’s plan was to benefit establishment globalists by giving them perfect cover for their continued demolition of the market bubbles that they have engineered since the crash of 2008.
If this was not his plan, then I am a bit bewildered by what he hopes to accomplish. It is certainly not the end of trade deficits and the return of American industry. But let’s explore the situation for a moment…
Trump is in my view a modern day Herbert Hoover. One of Hoover’s first actions as president in response to fiscal tensions of 1929 was to support increased tax cuts, primarily for corporations (this was then followed in 1932 by extensive tax increases in the midst of the depression, so let’s see what Trump does in the next couple of years). Then, he instituted tariffs through the Smoot-Hawley Act. His hyperfocus on massive infrastructure spending resulted in U.S. debt expansion and did nothing to dig the U.S. out of its unemployment abyss. In fact, infrastructure projects like the Hoover Dam, which were launched in 1931, were not paid off for over 50 years. Hoover oversaw the beginning of the Great Depression and ended up as a single-term Republican president who paved the way socially for Franklin D. Roosevelt, an essential communist and perhaps the worst president in American history.
This is not to say Hoover was responsible for the Great Depression. That distinction goes to the Federal Reserve, which had artificially lowered interest rates and then suddenly raised them going into the economic downturn causing an aggressive bubble implosion (just like the central bank is doing right now). But Hoover did actually aid the Fed in their undermining of economic stability by pursuing policies which were poorly timed.
I’m hitting readers with all of this because I am growing rather tired of the contingent of Trump apologists in the liberty movement scrambling to defend every single Trump action no matter how illogical. These people should know better. Sorry, but Trump is not “playing 4D chess” against the globalists. His primary initiatives have only served so far to create a useful distraction away from the globalists.
The disturbing key to all of this is the fact that many of Trump’s policies are things that I and many others have argued for in the past. The problem is, he is implementing them out of order and with bad timing, which will only make such policies appear destructive in the end, rather than constructive.
In terms of the implementation of tariffs, the people who are defending this action at this time do not seem to understand the basics of international trade. Tariffs can only be enacted from a position of economic strength and resource development. This strength comes from internal self-sufficiency in production; meaning, in order for the U.S. to force a trade balance (which is what tariffs are supposed to do) the U.S. must have a strong industrial base and MUST be capable of producing most if not all necessary goods and goods in broad demand.
The fact is, U.S. manufacturing has been utterly outsourced by the very corporations Trump just gave a 10% tax cut to, and rebuilding that industrial base would take decades. Why? Because there are no incentives for corporations to bring manufacturing back.
As I already stated, Trump is instituting potentially solid policies but he is doing so out of order. Tax cuts for corporations should have been enacted only as an incentive for manufacturing jobs to be returned to America. Instead, corporations got tax cuts for absolutely nothing. And will those tax cuts go towards more jobs or innovation? Nope. They will be going to pay off unprecedented corporate debts, and stock buybacks, most of which were accrued through borrowing from the Federal Reserve.
Will this stock buyback bonanza even generate new highs in the Dow? Probably not. But I’ll explain why that is later.
If Trump had given tax incentives for corporations to bring manufacturing back into the U.S., and then given those corporations a few years to make the shift, only then would tariffs have been an effective action. But as the situation stands now, we have minimal tangible production in this country, and, historic debts held by the same overseas competitors that Trump is now seeking to “teach a lesson.”
Debt is the next issue which needs to be addressed before tariffs can ever be implemented in a practical way. In terms of national debt, rather than setting up a plan to reduce U.S. debt expenditures, Trump is increasing debt by reducing taxes while at the same time increasing spending. Trump did not take a hard stand on the debt ceiling debate as he originally claimed he would, and so, the debt train continues unabated.
Who is going to purchase this debt, I wonder? Over the past several years the largest buyer of U.S. treasury debt was the Federal Reserve through fiat money creation. Now, the Fed has tapered quantitative easing and is dumping their balance sheet at a rate faster than anyone expected. The Fed is pulling the plug on its artificial support of the economy.
The next largest buyers are major foreign central banks in countries like China, Japan and to some extent the supranational EU. If the debt buyers of last resort are now the very same countries Trump is seeking to enact tariffs over, how do you think this little theater will end? Yes, with a dump of U.S. treasury bonds and perhaps the dollar as world reserve by those nations.
But what about the U.S. consumer? Isn’t the consumer market in America so enticing that nations like China would “never dare” dump U.S. debt or the dollar? No, not really. If we are talking about a trade “war,” then a country like China, which has a vast manufacturing base and which has also been building up its own domestic consumer market, would be willing to make the sacrifice. America would be hurt far more by the threat of debt default and the loss of the dollar’s international buying power than China ever would be by the loss of American consumers. With tariffs being implemented, they may lose the American consumer anyway.
Our retail market is hardly as appetizing as it was 10 years ago given the decade of drudgery Americans have endured, with the largest number ever of working age citizens no longer participating in the jobs market, as well as real worker wages in continued decline while the American consumer is now more indebted than at any other time in history.
All of these negative effects are weighing down our economy while the Federal Reserve is quickly deflating the fraudulent markets that the establishment used during the Obama administration to argue that America was “in recovery.” Of course, alternative economists have known since the beginning that this was a lie, and that the only thing propping up the economy and stock markets was central bank manipulation.
The Fed under Jerome Powell has made it crystal clear that they WILL be raising interest rates and cutting the Fed balance sheet, perhaps more than their dot plots had indicated in the past. Without low rates and a steadily rising balance sheet we have already seen the results. Stocks in particular have gone crazy compared to the past few years, dumping nearly 10% one week, spiking about half that the next week. One thing is certain, the supposedly endless bull market induced by the Fed years ago is now over. Stocks are in heart attack mode.
It is no coincidence that the first two times the Fed reduced its balance sheet the Dow plunged over 1,000 points. The latest dump of $23 billion at the end of February resulted in a drop of around 1,500 points. It is too early in this process to know what the trend will be, but it seems to me that stocks are being steam valved down every month. With a marked decline just after a balance sheet dump, followed by a less impressive dead cat bounce the week after.
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from The Free Thought Project:
Google has quietly signed a contract with the Department of Defense to militarize Artificial Intelligence by creating an autonomous drone fleet that will detect faces, images, and behavior patterns.
Washington, D.C. — (RT) Ubiquitous IT giant Google has silently inked a partnership with the Department of Defense to militarize artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, reinvigorating fears of a Terminator-style apocalyptic scenario.
Google has been secretly working with the Pentagon in order to help its 1,100-strong fleet of drones to detect images, faces, and behavioral patterns, and plans to scour through massive amounts of video footage in order to improve bombing accuracy for autonomous drones. The endgame is to improve combat performance by automating the decision-making process in locating and targeting combatants, The Intercept reported on Tuesday.
Project Maven was launched in April 2017 to establish an “Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team,” which advocates using sophisticated algorithm-based technologies to combat rising “competitors and adversaries”.
According to a Pentagon memo, dated April 26, 2017, its objective is to accelerate the process of using big data and machine learning together during combat situations and speed up the process of analyzing collected data. Former Secretary of Defense Robert Work signed off on the initiative.
Project Maven also aims to “augment or automate Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)” in order to “reduce the human factors burden of [full motion video] analysis, increase actionable intelligence, and enhance military decision-making,” he wrote.
The Pentagon has become increasingly worried that it will become displaced as the world’s top AI developer. At a February 13 hearing, Senators Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and others lamented Chinese efforts to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing, leaving the US behind.
Another DOD report, “Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap”, notes that there are three primary impetuses driving the push towards AI, which are “department budgetary challenges, evolving security requirements, and a changing military environment.” The report reflects another US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which addressed problems with human-piloted drones, including fatigue, human error, and demoralization.
“Downward economic forces will continue to constrain Military Department budgets for the foreseeable future. Achieving affordable and cost-effective technical solutions is imperative in this fiscally constrained environment,” it also pointed out.
“People and computers will work symbiotically to increase the ability of weapon systems to detect objects,” Marine Corps Colonel Drew Cukor said during a 2017 Defense One Tech summit. “Eventually we hope that one analyst will be able to do twice as much work, potentially three times as much, as they’re doing now. That’s our goal.”
Cukor also mentioned the program would help to identify 38 classes of objects essential to detect in warfare, especially when “fighting” Islamic State militants. He also addressed plans to carry out Project Maven by the end of last year.
“We are in an AI arms race […] It’s happening in industry [and] the big five Internet companies are pursuing this heavily. Many of you will have noted that Eric Schmidt […] is calling Google an AI company now, not a data company,” he said.
Google is no stranger to the Department of Defense. Eric Schmidt, former CEO of its parent company Alphabet, chaired the DOD Defense Innovation Board under the Obama administration.
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by Dorothy Cummings McLean, Lite News:
Dr. Peterson and Professor Bruce Pardy addressed a packed lecture hall at Queen’s University on the subject of free speech. Their presentation was entitled “The Rising Tide of Compelled Speech in Canada.”
Early in the lecture, two women invaded the building and walked across the stage holding a banner reading “Freedom to smash bigotry.” In the balcony at the back of the hall, a male student shouted abuse at the stage. All three students were roundly booed by the audience, which was sprayed with an unidentified liquid by the women when they left they hall.
Outside, a mob of dozens shouted slogans and obscenities and banged on the doors and windows of Grant Hall. They kept up the racket for the 90-minute length of the forum, stopping briefly only after a woman broke one of the stained glass windows of the historic Victorian Romanesque-style building.
“Mark my words, that’s the sound of the barbarians pounding at the gates,” Peterson told the audience.
The mob blocked the front and back doors of the hall with trash and recycling bins, forcing the audience to leave via an adjacent hall, where they ran a gauntlet of protesters screaming “Shame on you.” One woman quipped, “Lock them in and burn it down” to the cheers of the other protestors.
Police were called to the scene.
Afterward, Peterson posted several clips of the protest on Twitter, telling a follower that the speaking engagement was “absolutely surreal.”
“The mob neglected to bring torches and pitchforks, but the sentiment was there: ‘Lock them in and burn it down,’” he wrote.
Peterson identified one protestor in particular as the worst of the disrupters.
“This individual (Jonathan Shepherd) was the worst of them all at Queen’s, accosting us afterward on our way to the parking lot, commandeering the event at the beginning, yelling in the forum, cursing and swearing … Turns out he has a history of these things.”
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