Sunday, September 26, 2021

3 Crucial Battles in the War of Big Tech

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from The Daily Bell:

Click each headline to read the full article.

1. Google Plays Favorites and Arbitrarily Bans Content From Results

Google used to base its search algorithms on what the user wanted to see. Now they are starting to interject their own ideas about what people should see. In April Google announced

that they would be taking measures to punish “low quality content” such as misleading information, offensive results, hoaxes and conspiracy theories.

They are joining the war on “fake news.” That means they are glad participants in helping the government and media serve up propaganda to the people. But could this sell out backfire, and leave room for industry disruption?

2. Facebook Has Learned “The Art of War” from China

Zuckerberg is really gung ho to get his product accepted by the Chinese government. Facebook went so far as to create a censorship tool for the authoritarian nation. Along the way, Zuckerberg has picked up some tips about controlling his subjects. Facebook wants a monopoly on social media and the people’s data. What better partner than a human-rights-violating communist regime?

 

Read More @ http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/3-crucial-battles-in-the-war-of-big-tech/

Study: Nearly 40{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of Canned Goods Still Contain Gender-Bending BPA Chemical

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by Mike Barrett, Natural Society:

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is an endocrine disrupting chemical that is ubiquitous within our society. It was removed from baby bottles, sippy cups, and most cans of baby formula a number of years ago. But a recent study found that a lot of food packaging still contains the gender-bending substance.

Recently, the Center for Environmental Health tested more than 250 cans purchased at supermarkets and dollar stores for BPA in California, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Most of the cans were purchased at Kroger, Albertsons/Safeway, Dollar Tree and 99 Cents Only.

Nearly 40{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of the containers were found to contain the chemical. And while that’s less than 2 years ago, when it was 67{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528}, it’s not exactly a small amount. [1]

The study found that 36{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of Albertson’s, and 33{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} of Kroger’s “private label” food cans tested positive for BPA.

Charles Margulis of the Center for Environmental Health said:

“It’s still much too high. We need to get it down to zero.” [2]

BPA is used in the lining of cans, and some research indicates that low levels of it can seep into food.

According to the FDA, the current levels of BPA in food are safe. However, California recently added the substance to its Proposition 65 list as a chemical known to cause reproductive toxicity.

Margulis said:

“BPA is known to cause birth defects, and it’s also linked to breast cancer, obesity, and many other serious health problems.”

Those facing the greatest health risks from BPA exposure may be low-income citizens who often rely on canned foods. The study revealed that more than half of the cans purchased at 99 Cents Only contained BPA. Past studies show that low-come communities have higher levels of BPA in their bodies than the rest of the population. [1]

Margulis commented:

“In many areas, dollar stores are the only places can go for fruits and vegetables.” [2]

Read: Are You Living in a Food Desert?

His advice is simple: buy fresh organic produce whenever possible.

BPA Facts

BPA is a synthetic hormone which mimics the female hormone estrogen, earning the chemical its reputation as a “gender-bender.” It has been associated with infertility, breast and reproductive system changes, and early puberty. [3]

Aside from hormonal and reproductive problems, BPA may also cause obesity, diabetes, behavioral changes in children, and resistance to chemotherapy treatments.

Read more @ NaturalSociety.com 
 

Only Ten Year After the Last Financial Crisis the Banks Are At It Again

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from Jesse’s Crossroads Cafe

“If at times his [Andrew Jackson’s] passionate devotion to this cause of the average citizen lent an amazing zeal to his thoughts, to his speech and to his actions, the people loved him for it the more. They realized the intensity of the attacks made by his enemies, by those who, thrust from power and position, pursued him with relentless hatred. The beneficiaries of the abuses to which he put an end pursued him with all the violence that political passions can generate. But the people of his day were not deceived. They loved him for the enemies he had made.

Backed not only by his party but by thousands who had belonged to other parties or belonged to no party at all, Andrew Jackson was compelled to fight every inch of the way for the ideals and the policies of the Democratic Republic which was his ideal.

An overwhelming proportion of the material power of the Nation was arrayed against him. The great media for the dissemination of information and the molding of public opinion fought him. Haughty and sterile intellectualism opposed him. Musty reaction disapproved him. Hollow and outworn traditionalism shook a trembling finger at him. It seemed sometimes that all were against him—all but the people of the United States.

Because history so often repeats itself, let me analyze further. Andrew Jackson stands out in the century and a half of our independent history not merely because he was two-fisted, not merely because he fought for the people’s rights, but because, through his career, he did as much as any man in our history to increase, on the part of the voters, knowledge of public problems and an interest in their solution. Following the fundamentals of Jefferson, he adhered to the broad philosophy that decisions made by the average of the voters would be more greatly enduring for, and helpful to, the Nation than decisions made by small segments of the electorate representing small or special classes endowed with great advantages of social or economic power.

He, like Jefferson, faced with the grave difficulty of disseminating facts to the electorate, to the voters as a whole, was compelled to combat epithets, generalities, misrepresentation and the suppression of facts by the process of asking his supporters, and indeed all citizens, to constitute themselves informal committees for the purpose of obtaining the facts and of spreading them abroad among their friends, their associates and their fellow workers.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jackson Day Dinner Address, Washington, D.C.
January 8, 1936

 

Read More @ http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2017/08/only-ten-year-after-last-financial.html

Former Navy SEAL Craig ‘Sawman’ Sawyer warns of ‘gruesome massacre’ if Trump removed from office

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by Joe Newby, Conservative Firing Line:

In a Facebook post published Friday, Craig “Sawman” Sawyer, a Marine veteran, former Navy SEAL, sniper, combat instructor and the owner of Tactical Insider, warned of a “gruesome massacre” if President Trump is removed from office.

“I’m hearing serious rumblings of a hostile, illegal coup against our democratically elected President by seditious, deep-state subversives funded by Soros & other globalists. Very disturbing,” he wrote, adding:

Patriots, this would be nothing less than an act of war against the American people. It would be the removal of our boldest defender & last possibility of maintaining our protective Constitution. Under the boot of globalists, life as we know it, would immediately decline to the model that suits the globalist interest – Marxist/Socialist/Communist. They get complete control, you get zero. Freedom, Gone! Liberty, Gone! This agenda is evil and simply cannot be allowed, at ANY cost.

Like ALL military, law enforcement and government officials, I took an oath to defend our Constitution against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic. By abandoning the rule of law and conducting a coup against the President & policies WE THE PEOPLE elected, they have made themselves enemies of the United States.

After observing that all patriots, regardless of position, have a duty to protect the Constitution, Sawyer minced no words detailing what he believes would happen to those involved in Trump’s removal and he explained why:

Anti-American subversives involved in ANY WAY in an unconstitutional coup against our President will be run down and executed immediately by the world’s most supreme warriors. There will be nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide, no mercy, no sense of humor. Harsh examples will be made. My prediction is it will be a gruesome massacre. Why? Because one side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets & the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.

And, he added, it won’t take very long: “It will likely only take a few hours. Lessons will be learned. History will take note. Order restored.”

“Patriots, We The American People stand united as one, against ALL enemies,” he said. “We are peace-loving people who abide by the rule of law. Prepare yourselves in case this ridiculous insanity actually gets played out and the rule of law goes out the window under their gross miscarriage of our legal process. Shaking my head…”

As we reported Friday, actor James Woods warned that a civil war would break out if Democrats like Maxine Waters — who has made it clear she is willing to sacrifice national security to hurt Trump — succeed in removing Donald Trump from office.

Sadly, Democrats aren’t the only ones involved in what many now see as a coup d’etat against Trump.  Republicans like Lindsey Graham and John McCain are doing their level best to sabotage Trump.

It should be clear that any attempt to remove Trump from office would result in unrest the likes of which we have not seen in years.

Read More @ ConservativeFriningLine.com

 

100{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} Prooof That Jeff Sessions is Compromised

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from Before Its News:

Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch has the 100{5f621241b214ad2ec6cd4f506191303eb2f57539ef282de243c880c2b328a528} smoking gun proof that attorney general Jeff Sessions is compromised and is in fact covering up for the Clintons!   Tom discusses in this video update how Jeff Sessions’ DOJ has redacted all the talking points that Loretta Lynch gave to get their lies straight about the tarmac meeting!  These FOIA documents were not redacted by Loretta Lynch and the criminal Obama administration!  They were redacted and censored by Donald Trump’s Department of Justice headed by Jeff Sessions!   So Jeff Sessions has now been caught red handed by Judicial Watch covering up criminal activity by the Clintons and the Obama administration!  This is outrageous!  Jeff Sessions is a FAKE Attorney General more concerned with people smoking marijuana than treason!  

Send the first video in this article VIRAL now and tweet it Trump by the millions!   Donald Trump is being led to the slaughter by a totally FAKE Attorney General – Jeff Sessions that has no intention of draining the swamp!  He’s either been paid off as Tom Heneghan reports in his update below or he’s been threatened or he’s just a member of the scumbag boys club in DC!  

Tom Heneghan reports in his latest update his sources say Jeff Sessions has been offered a $15 million bribe!  Crimes of Robert Mueller are discussed in this emergency broadcast by Stew Webb and Tom Heneghan!  Robert Mueller should go to jail for what he’s already done in the past but NOT unless all patriots get the word out!  Get this article and video out everywhere!  Tweet to Trump @potus @realdonaldtrump      If Sessions is not removed, there will never be justice!  

He’s just been proven to be compromised by Judicial Watch!  If we can’t get a REAL Attorney General, this country dies and nobody in the Bush Clinton crime syndicate will ever go to jail for anything!  Why do you think John McCain and Lindsey Graham (both deep state stooges for Daddy Bush) ran to the defense of Jeff Sessions?  They know he’s not going to do ANYTHING!  He’s a joke – a paper tiger!  

I’m sick of this garbage where nobody ever gets in trouble!  Our country is worse than a banana republic!  

Tom Heneghan reports on his Intel Jeff Sessions was offered a $15 million bribe!  

Sessions Bribed? Stew Webb, Tom Heneghan (8-5-17)

CREEPY: Mysterious Military Spy Plane Has Been Flying Circles Over Seattle For Days

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from The Drive.com:

A very unique USAF surveillance aircraft has been flying highly defined circles over Seattle and its various suburbs for nine days now. Nobody at the DoD seems to know who the aircraft belongs to or what exactly it is doing flying so many missions over the Seattle area. But based on its visibly exotic configuration, and information collected by open source flight tracking websites, we can get a good idea of its capabilities and guess as to what it’s up to. 

The aircraft, which goes by the callsign “SPUD21” and wears a nondescript flat gray paint job with the only visible markings being a USAF serial on its tail, is a CASA CN-235-300 transport aircraft that has been extensively modified for the surveillance mission. You can see more pictures of the aircraft here.  

It is covered in a dizzying array of blisters, protrusions, humps and bumps. These include missile approach warning detectors and large fairings on its empennage for buckets of forward-firing decoy flares, as well as both microwave—the dome antenna behind the wing and flat antenna modification in front of the wing—and ultra high-frequency satellite communications—the platter-like antenna behind the dome antenna. A communications intelligence suite also appears to be installed on the aircraft, with the antenna farm on the bottom of its fuselage being a clear indication of such a capability.

But what’s most interesting is the aircraft’s apparent visual intelligence gathering installation. It is placed in a fixed position, on the left side of the aircraft, below the plane’s forward emergency door. The rectangle structure has a sliding door that covers the system’s sensors when not in use. 

On the lower end of the capabilities spectrum, the system installed could be similar to the DB110 reconnaissance system, which can provide very high fidelity imagery of a target area from standoff “slant” ranges. The system, which is popular among F-16 operators in a podded version, can be acquired in varying configurations. Some have multi-spectral fusion capability, where electro-optical and infrared imagery is combined to bring out unique details that neither can see alone. An additional wider angle camera is also available as well, along with an assortment of data-link options that can send the system’s imagery to analysts and “customers” on the ground for rapid exploitation. In this case, the analysts could fly inside the aircraft, eliminating the requirement—or at least the outright need—for such a feature.  

Read More @ TheDrive.com

Trump: ‘Russia Story Is a Total Fabrication’ by Dems Who Need Excuse for ‘Greatest Loss in the History of American Politics’

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by Melanie Arter ,cnsnews.com:

President Donald Trump told a rally in Huntington, W.Va., that the only reason why Democrats talk about “the totally made up Russia story” is because they lack vision. He said prosecutors should instead focus on finding Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails.

“The reason why Democrats only talk about the totally made up Russia story is because they have no message, no agenda, and no vision,” said the president. “They don’t talk about the all-time high stock market. They don’t talk about reforms to the VA or about manufacturing jobs we’re bringing back to America by the hundreds of thousands. They don’t talk about the Keystone Pipeline that I immediately approve or the Dakota Access Pipeline.”

The president’s comments came shortly after news broke that Special Counsel Robert Mueller empaneled a grand jury in the Russia investigation.

“The Russia story is a total fabrication. It’s just an excuse for the greatest loss in the history of American politics. That’s all it is. It just makes them feel better when they have nothing else to talk about,” Trump said.

He said instead prosecutors should be looking into Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails, paid Russian speeches, and the uranium she sold to Russia.

“What the prosecutors should be looking at are HIllary Clinton’s 33,000 deleted emails, and they should be looking at the paid Russian speeches and the owned Russian companies, or let them look at the uranium she sold that is now in the hands of very angry Russians,” the president said.

Trump said he didn’t win because of Russia, he won because of voters like those who attended his rally.

“Most people know there were no Russians in our campaign. There never were. We didn’t win because of Russia. We won because of you,” Trump told the crowd.  “That I can tell you. We won because we totally outworked the other side. We won because of millions of patriotic Americans voted to take back their country.

“Have you seen any Russians in West Virginia or Ohio or Pennsylvania? Are there any Russians here tonight? Any Russians? They can’t beat us at the voting booths, so they’re trying to cheat you out of the future and the future that you want,” the president said.

Trump said Democrats are trying to cheat the voters out of the leadership they want with a “demeaning” fake story.

New York Police to Implement “Textalyzer” to Monitor Cellphone Use While Driving

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By John Vibes ,activistpost.com:

Police in the “Empire State” of New York have reportedly proposed the implementation of a new device that would be able to detect when drivers are using their cell phones. The device has become known as the “textalyzer,” and although it will not be ready for several months, New York drivers can likely expect to have their cellphone usage monitored to a degree that drivers have never experienced before.

According to the information released thus far, these devices will only be used when there is an accident, to determine who was actually responsible. If the device is only used for this purpose, then it may not pose a serious threat to privacy and may actually be a useful tool for dispute resolution. However, as we have seen with many government programs in the past, these excuses are used so we will initially accept the program, and then once the door is open the program can be used for more invasive spying.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the Associated Press on Wednesday that authorities were reviewing exactly how the device would be used.

“Despite laws to ban cellphone use while driving, some motorists still continue to insist on texting behind the wheel — placing themselves and others at substantial risk. This review will examine the effectiveness of using this new emerging technology to crack down on this reckless behavior and thoroughly evaluate its implications to ensure we protect the safety and privacy of New Yorkers,” he said.

The officer will reportedly need to plug their device into the person’s cellphone to discover if they have been using the phone, but in theory, an officer could use this device even if they pull over a driver that has not been in an accident.

Proponents of this new device insist that the officer would not be able to access personal information on the phone, such as specific browsing or text history, but it is not clear what the officer will see when the phone is scanned.

The technology is being developed by an Israel-based company called Cellebrite.

Privacy activists and experts have suggested that this technology goes too far, and have pointed out that police already have the power to retroactively check if a person was using their cellphone in case of an accident through obtaining a warrant. This device could be allowing the officers to conduct a warrantless search of a cellphone.

Rainey Reitman, of the Electronic Frontier Foundation said that this technology could be a slippery slope.

“I am extremely nervous about handing a cellphone to a law enforcement officer and allowing them in any way to forensically analyze it. This is a technology that is incredibly problematic and at the same time is unnecessary. There are already legal avenues for a police officer,” she said.