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  • We Are Living Nineteen Eighty-Four

    09/25/2018 2:11:56 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | 25 Sep 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Truth, due process, evidence, rights of the accused: All are swept aside in pursuit of the progressive agenda. George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is no longer fiction. We are living it right now. Google techies planned to massage Internet searches to emphasize correct thinking. A member of the so-called deep state, in an anonymous op-ed, brags that its “resistance” is undermining an elected president. The FBI, CIA, DOJ, and NSC were all weaponized in 2016 to ensure that the proper president would be elected — the choice adjudicated by properly progressive ideology. Wearing a wire is now redefined...
  • China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi

    09/21/2018 3:37:46 AM PDT · by gattaca · 27 replies
    Science Alert ^ | September 20, 2018 | Peter Dockrill
    FULL TITLE: China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It's Already Switched On Like Black Mirror. Totally like Black Mirror. It's been in the pipeline for years: a sprawling, technological mass surveillance network the likes of which the world has never seen. And it's already been switched on. China's "Social Credit System" – which is expected to be fully operational by 2020 – doesn't just monitor the nation's almost 1.4 billion citizens. It's also designed to control and coerce them, in a gigantic social engineering experiment that some have called the "gamification of trust". That's...
  • Twitter Reportedly Locked James Woods Out Of His Account

    09/21/2018 1:00:26 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | September 21, 2018 | Ashley (Kimber)
    James Woods is one of my FAVORITE people to follow on Twitter. He tells it like it is… and it’s usually HILARIOUS. Well… it seems that Twitter has now locked James out. Because OF COURSE THEY HAVE. Even more obnoxious? What they locked him out for: Hey guys, @Twitter has locked @RealJamesWoods’ account. His statement: “You are a coward, @jack. There is no free speech for Conservatives on @Twitter.”#JamesWoods pic.twitter.com/zGVOnxP0D6 — Sara Miller (@Millerita) September 21, 2018 Wut? THAT is what he got locked out for? Jimmy’s timeline is still visible to everyone. The tweet they want him to delete...
  • Google China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers

    09/14/2018 5:03:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    The Intercept ^ | September 14, 2018 | Ryan Gallagher
    Google built a prototype of a censored search engine for China that links users’ searches to their personal phone numbers, thus making it easier for the Chinese government to monitor people’s queries, The Intercept can reveal. The search engine, codenamed Dragonfly, was designed for Android devices, and would remove content deemed sensitive by China’s ruling Communist Party regime, such as information about political dissidents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest.
  • U.K. Police Urge Citizens To Report Neighbors For ‘Offensive Or Insulting’ Speech

    09/13/2018 10:16:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/13/2018 | By Benjamin R. Dierker
    English police are now calling on citizens to report hate incidents. Reporting friends and neighbors to the police has terrible historical connotation, and for good reason. It is legitimate fascism. Timid citizenries are easy to control — fear that even a coworker could file a report to the police can keep people in check.The latest call for action in England is from the South Yorkshire Police on Twitter. Similar reporting requests are posted on the United Kingdom government website. Two tweets from the South Yorkshire Police over the weekend requesting citizens to report hate matters to police should grab...
  • Netflix Star Apologizes for Liking Conservatives Shapiro, Rubio, Trump

    08/29/2018 6:43:13 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 24, 2018 | Randy Hall
    Liberal Democrats who consider themselves the champions of tolerance constantly show that their actions are quite different from their talking points. Take the case of Israel Broussard, an actor in Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movie. After being “outed” for “problematic” tweets and likes -- including liking tweets from Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro, President Donald Trump and Florida Senator Marco Rubio – the conservative celebrity has officially apologized for his "inappropriate and insensitive words and likes on social media." In an article written by James R. Barrett for the Daily Wire website, the actor who played...
  • Google will now filter out negative news and tell you ‘something good’ instead

    08/22/2018 8:09:51 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Metro ^ | August 22, 2018 | Jeff Parsons
    Google has launched a brand new feature for its artificially intelligent Google Assistant that’s designed to cheer people up by filtering negative news. Simply ask your phone (or the Google Home speaker) to ‘tell me something good’ and you’ll be given a nice summary of positive stories about people solving real problems. ‘These days we’re consuming more news than ever, and sometimes, it can feel like there are only problems out there,’ explained Ryan Burke, a creative producer at Google’s Creative Lab. ‘But the fact is, there is a plethora of ‘good news’ happening, and we’re not talking about unlikely...
  • Who needs democracy when you have data?

    08/21/2018 2:52:14 AM PDT · by gattaca · 12 replies
    MIT ^ | August 20, 2018 | Christina Larson
    Here’s how China rules using data, AI, and internet surveillance. n 1955, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story about an experiment in “electronic democracy,” in which a single citizen, selected to represent an entire population, responded to questions generated by a computer named Multivac. The machine took this data and calculated the results of an election that therefore never needed to happen. Asimov’s story was set in Bloomington, Indiana, but today an approximation of Multivac is being built in China. For any authoritarian regime, “there is a basic problem for the center of figuring out what’s going...
  • Rudy Giuliani Battles Chuck Todd — ‘Truth Isn’t Truth’

    08/19/2018 3:55:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 19,2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, battled host Chuck Todd over “truth.” Giuliani said, “I’m not going to be rushed into having him testify so that he gets trapped into perjury. And when you tell me that he should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well that’s so silly because it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth.” Todd said, “Truth is truth.” Giuliani shot back “No, it isn’t truth! Truth isn’t truth!” Todd said, “Truth is a...
  • Get It Through Your Head That Progressives Hate You

    08/05/2018 9:41:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Some of you need to cease the denial and accept the harsh reality that the left hates you. It’s a fact, as much as the liberal gaslight gang and the conserva-sissy weakhearts deny it. You can tell that leftists hate you by the way that leftists tell you that they hate you.Take Sarah Jeong, please – hey, the New York Times was happy to get this bitter creep onboard because of her history of virulent racism. The Times saw her hate as a plus, not a negative, an asset, not a liability. You can’t draw any other conclusion – if you...
  • TSA's 'Quiet Skies' Program Tracks, Observes Travelers In The Air

    07/30/2018 12:19:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | July 30, 20181:23 PM ET | Camila Domonoske
    Some Americans have been trailed and closely monitored by undercover air marshals as they traveled on U.S. flights, as part of a previously undisclosed Transportation Security Administration program called Quiet Skies. The existence of the program was first reported Saturday by the The Boston Globe, citing an internal TSA bulletin from March as well as anonymous sources within the department. The Globe says the program targets travelers who are not on terrorist watch lists and are not suspected of a crime. Some air marshals involved have expressed misgivings about the domestic surveillance program, questioning whether it's legal and whether it's...
  • ‘I’m not an isolated case’: Doctor fired for refusing to use trans pronouns speaks out

    07/11/2018 4:58:24 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 84 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 10, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    UNITED KINGDOM, July 10, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A doctor who has worked for 26 years with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has been “sacked” for refusing to use transgendered patients’ incorrect, “preferred” pronouns. The treatment of the 55-year-old father of four who believes that sex is biological and not a matter of personal preference raises questions about the chilling effect that pro-LGBT policies of government agencies have on freedom of speech, especially when it comes to Christians. Multiple reports from UK media indicate that Dr. David Mackereth was “deemed to be ‘unfit to work’ after he said he would...
  • 1984 by George Orwell FULL Audiobook

    07/06/2018 2:35:59 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 7 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | 1949 | George Orwell
  • NYT FLASHBACK: "THE EXPANDING EMPIRE OF DONALD TRUMP" (from April 8, 1984)

    07/04/2018 4:18:42 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 7 replies
    'DONALD! HEY, DONALD! DONALD!' THE men were yelling, eager to call him by name. A storm front of cigar smoke was gathering above the hotel ballroom, packed elbow-to-elbow for a breakfast-hour sports forum with a crowd that included some of New York's most wealthy, powerful and famous men. Mayor Koch was there, former Mayors Lindsay and Beame, two United States Senators, the five borough presidents, judges, labor leaders, busines stycoons and sports celebrities, as well as team owners and executives such as George Steinbrenner, Sonny Werblin of the Knicks and Rangers, Fred Wilpon, president of the Mets, and several hundred...
  • Now Brits Can Lose Their Gun Rights For Talking and Thinking About Guns

    06/12/2018 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 42 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/12/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    As PJ Media is reporting, “YouTuber Calum Long-Collins announced he would be effectively shutting down the channel EnglishShooting, a YouTube channel that racked up more than 15,000 subscribers and more than 12 million views in the past four years. Long-Collins said the police had marked his YouTube channel as a ‘forum of extremism,’ and that he had to ‘show the police that I am a fit character to own firearms within the U.K.'” Here’s the video that Long-Collins made confessing his sins in a last ditch attempt to placate the British authoritarians authorities and convince them to let him keep...
  • UK government directing YouTube to censor Tommy Robinson videos

    06/04/2018 9:36:31 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 15 replies
    @nickmon1112 Twitter thread ^ | June 4, 2018 | Nick Monroe
    I dunno how much clearer I can make this. March 12th 2018. UK government (Home Affairs Select Committee) talks to YouTube representative about censoring Tommy Robinson from YouTube. ... The second part really picks up. The Home Affairs Select Committee is yelling at this YouTube representative, saying the website needs to censor Tommy Robinson because the Finsbury Park attacker was apparently "radicalized" by Tommy's videos. [Videos at the link.]
  • Google Labeled GOP Lawmaker A ‘Bigot’

    06/02/2018 9:37:45 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/02/2018 | Scott Greer
    Google labeled Republican North Carolina state Sen. Trudy Wade as a “bigot” in its “knowledge panel” for the pro-Trump lawmaker. According to Vice News Friday, searching for Wade on Google would show users an image of the state senator with “BIGOT” in bright red letters displayed at the bottom. Wade is currently in a tough reelection battle. It’s likely not helpful for her campaign to have the image as one of the first things voters would see if they Google her. Google did not respond to Vice’s request for comment on the matter, but the tech giant did take down...
  • California debuts ‘digital’ license plates. Here’s what they’ll cost you.

    05/28/2018 9:18:28 AM PDT · by Vendome · 48 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 28, 2018 | Tony Bizjak
    Some drivers are questioning whether the device's communications system could allow the state, the police or private companies to track a driver's movements.Dealerships are expected to sell the plates for $699, not including installation costs. Users also must pay a monthly fee of about $7. *** Here is the really funny part ***city officials will talk first with labor representatives about assurances that the city will not use the plate technology as a monitoring device on city employees.
  • Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance

    05/22/2018 2:05:55 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 58 replies
    AP ^ | 5/20/18
    <p>AP) — A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native American that some say celebrates white supremacy has been dismantled by crews in southwestern Michigan’s Kalamazoo.</p> <p>And at the University of Michigan, regents have voted to strip a former school president’s name from a campus science building because he lent his scientific expertise to groups that were in favor of selective reproduction, also known as eugenics.</p>
  • UK Considers Banning ‘Body Shaming’ Ads Featuring Thin Women

    05/21/2018 2:08:52 PM PDT · by davikkm · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | TOM CICCOTTA
    A new program in the United Kingdom seeks to ban advertisements featuring thin women. The Committee of Advertising Practice, which provides all guidelines and restrictions for advertisements throughout various mediums in the United Kingdom, is considering adopting a proposal that would ban the use of “body shaming” advertisements featuring thin women. The proposal would also eliminate ads that feature gender stereotypes such as a man struggling to change a baby’s diaper or a woman failing to park a car. Ella Smillie, the lead on the proposal, argued that certain forms of stereotyping can be harmful. “Our review of the evidence...