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  • The Implicit Desperation of China’s “Social Credit” System

    11/18/2018 12:36:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies ^ | November 15, 2018 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Other governments are keenly interested in following China’s lead. I’ve been pondering the excellent 1964 history of the Southern Song Dynasty’s capital of Hangzhou, Daily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276 by Jacques Gernet, in light of the Chinese government’s unprecedented “Social Credit Score” system, which I addressed in Kafka’s Nightmare Emerges: China’s “Social Credit Score”. The scope of this surveillance is so broad and pervasive that it borders on science fiction: a recent Western visitor noted that train passengers hear an automated warning on certain lines, in Mandarin and English, that their compliance with...
  • Best POWER BALLADS (vanity)

    10/31/2018 3:40:56 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 145 replies
    Myself ^ | October 31, 2018 | A Navy Vet
    I know it's off music day. Just thinking to get us out of the politics.
  • Trump says U.S. could send up to 15,000 troops to border

    10/31/2018 1:46:58 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/31/2018 | Jeff Mason; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States could send as many as 15,000 military troops to the border with Mexico, as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America. The Pentagon has said it has identified about 7,000 active-duty troops, including about 2,000 on standby, that could be deployed to the southern border.
  • Ideologues

    10/31/2018 8:54:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/18 | Dr. Sam Clovis
    I wonder if we will ever be able to truly regain the checks and balances intended by the Founding Fathers Russell Kirk, arguably the best conservative intellect of the 20th century, wrote often about being on guard for ideologues. His admonition was offered because he recognized that far too many people who seek public life do so for power and not service. An ideologue is an individual who conducts political action and activity to gain political power so as to suppress or eliminate those who might hold contrary views. If one thinks about the establishment class of both political parties,...
  • Has America Become a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy?

    10/24/2018 8:29:00 PM PDT · by vannrox · 66 replies
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 22OCT18 | By John W. Whitehead
    “The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are nonexistent. They have created a repressive society and we are their unwitting accomplices. Their intention to rule rests with the annihilation of consciousness. We have been lulled into a trance. They have made us indifferent to ourselves, to others. We are focused only on our own gain.”—They Live, John Carpenter We’re living in two worlds, you and I. There’s the world we see (or are made to see) and then there’s the one we sense (and occasionally catch a glimpse of), the latter of which is...
  • Hillary Clinton's dwindling power (CNN kicks her to the curb)

    10/21/2018 6:32:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/18/18 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Hillary Clinton, never one for the conservatives, has now managed to isolate - nay, tick off - even the hardest core of her supporters. What’s come from her fans in the media in the last few hours could very well signal the end of Clinton’s long-standing, long-running reign in political courts. “For women,” CNN blasted in one headline, “Clinton is a bigger disappointment than Trump.” Ouch. That’s pretty blunt for a cable outlet known colloquially as Clinton News Network. “Hillary Clinton doesn’t get it,” wrote Holly Thomas for CNN. “Since the explosion of #MeToo in October 2017, many of us...
  • Power knocked out throughout much of Baton Rouge CBD, could take hours to restore

    10/19/2018 12:18:07 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Greater Baton Rouge Business Report ^ | Oct 19, 2018 | ANNIE OURSO LANDRY, STEPHANIE RIEGEL
    Much of downtown Baton Rouge lost power during the lunch hour and Entergy officials say the outage could last hours. The heart of the Central Business District lost power around 12:40 p.m., says Entergy spokesman David Freese, after a “non-Entergy contractor” damaged an underground cable. Entergy is currently assessing the damage, which will take hours to repair, says Freese, cautioning it’s impossible to provide an accurate restoration time until Though City Hall is impacted, Chief Administrative Officer Darryl Gissel says the city-parish government building is operating on backup generators and will remain open. City-parish officials urge caution traveling in the...
  • PG&E May Shut Off Power In Portions Of Calif. Amid Red Flag Warnings

    10/14/2018 4:28:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    cbs2la ^ | October 14, 2018 at 8:41 am
    The power could be turned off as early as Sunday and into Monday morning. The move is an attempt to reduce wildfire danger and may impact several northern California cities. Kevin Dasso, vice president of electric asset management, said that safety was the agency’s top priority. “PG&E has a plan. We want our customers to have plans, too.”
  • A looming sense of foreboding in America

    10/14/2018 8:38:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/18 | Lee Cary
    How far will the Left go to gain power? In his response to the cascade of last-minute accusations of sexual misconduct directed at him, Judge Brett Kavanaugh said: “I understand the passions of the moment. But I would say to those senators, ‘Your words have meaning.’ Millions of Americans listened carefully to you. Given comments like those, is it any surprise that people have been willing to do anything, to make any physical threat against my family, to send any violent email to my wife? To make any kind of allegation against me and against my friends? To blow me...
  • You Don’t Hand Power to an Angry Left-wing Mob

    10/09/2018 9:18:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/09/18 | Jim O'Neill
    America hangs in the balance, it is ours to save or lose You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t hand power to an angry left-wing mob. —President Donald J. Trump “Donald Trump in Kansas: Democrats an ‘Angry Mob’ — ‘You Don’t Hand Matches to an Arsonist’” Dan Bogino is quite right. The far left, the radicals, seldom believe in God, so there is no ultimate accountability, nothing to tell them that they’ve crossed the line and gone too far. There is no “too far” for them. Are such people the sort you want to hand over the...
  • Elizabeth Warren prodded by protesters to list Native Americans among 'people who don't have power'

    10/04/2018 3:37:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/04/18 | Naomi Lim
    Protesters had to remind Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., not to overlook Native Americans as she listed groups of people she claims lack power in politics. "I am angry because of everyone who has lost power," Warren said at a Thursday demonstration against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, D.C. Warren, a possible 2020 Democratic presidential contender, evoked African-Americans, Latinos, and members of the LGBTQ community as examples before some people in the crowd shouted out "Native Americans."
  • The New Age of Coal

    09/22/2018 9:40:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 9/22/2018 | Christopher Mendoza
    No matter how hard environmental do-gooders are trying to kill coal, they're clearly not succeeding. According to a new report by the Energy Information Administration, despite the ongoing fear-mongering from the left, coal continues to be a major source of power generation in both developed and emerging nations, accounting for as much of the world's electricity today as it did in the 1990s. As it turns out, coal has proven to be incredibly resilient in Asia and Africa, where it has been pushed up by rising demand. This information may come as a shock for anti-coal crusaders, but IT should...
  • As Hurricane Florence bears down, Canadian power crews make pit stop in Bangor en route to Carolinas

    09/16/2018 6:59:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 9/12/18 | Callie Ferguson
    **SNIP** But for thousands of power crews, the lead-up to the storm is a period of waiting to face the mess it leaves behind. The storm is expected to knock out power to as many as 3 million customers across the two states, utilities officials in the Carolinas said Wednesday afternoon. “I was expecting the call [from the power company] when I saw it on the news,” said Raymond Gallant, a 70-year-old lineman from New Brunswick. He was among a mix of linemen, mechanics, loggers and carpenters on Wednesday who signed up to spend an anticipated three weeks on the...
  • The Myth of Erdogan’s Power (Turkey)

    08/31/2018 9:36:24 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 29, 2018, 5:42 PM | Halil Karaveli
    This month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intimated that his country might consider leaving NATO. Meanwhile, on a visit to Moscow last week, Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu referred to Russia as a “strategic partner”—a first. This talk is empty. Erdogan may well be angry at Washington, but ultimately, Ankara is going to have to do whatever it takes to restore its ties with the West. Doing so might not be enough to pull the country out of its economic crisis, but Erdogan has few other options if he wants to avoid a potentially worse political meltdown: He depends too...
  • Trump still pretends he is powerless over the Department of Justice

    08/25/2018 8:07:08 PM PDT · by lionstar · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 24, 2018 | Philip Wegmann
    Donald Trump has occupied the White House for a grand total of 580 days. Apparently the president hasn’t discovered all the features and perks that come with the Oval Office. Take his tweets. Early Friday morning the leader of the free world publicly shamed Jeff Sessions, asking his attorney general to open up the files of the Department of Justice so the public could peek at documents concerning everything from the Russia dossier to FISA applications. It would be quite the haul. It would dominate news cycles for months to come. It could happen tomorrow. Trump has the power. As...
  • A Power Company Is Suing New York After The State Shut Down A Nearly $1 Billion Plant

    08/14/2018 3:49:44 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/14/2018 | Tim Pearce
    Shortened title. Full title: A Power Company Is Suing New York After The State Shut Down A Nearly $1 Billion Plant Without Warning Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) is suing New York after the state refused to renew an air permit for one of the company’s natural gas power plants, shutting down the plant four days before it was scheduled to open. CPV filed the suit against the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) challenging the state’s decision to not renew the $900 million plant’s air permit in an Aug. 1 letter, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API)....
  • Foreigners face ban on buying homes in New Zealand after apocalypse bolthole fad hikes prices

    08/10/2018 7:03:31 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10AUG18 | Charlotte Graham-McLay
    Foreigners are to be banned from buying homes in New Zealand after a spate of millionaires seeking luxury doomsday boltholes has apparently crowded out local buyers and pushed up property prices. Following purchases by rich expats, including tech billionaire Peter Thiel - PayPal founder and early Facebook investor - and disgraced former NBC host Matt Lauer, who lost his job after allegations of sexual misconduct - the New Zealand government is preparing to crack down on the trend. New Zealand's allure for the mega-rich planning a safe space to ride out the apocalypse has become almost a cliche in recent...
  • Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans for Government Takeover of the Internet: Reason Roundup

    08/06/2018 9:09:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Reason ^ | 31JUL18 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    All your base are belong to us. A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news. To save American trust in "our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets," it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including "comprehensive (GDPR-like) data protection legislation" of the sort enacted in the E.U. Titled "Potential Policy Proposals for Regulation of Social Media and Technology Firms," the draft policy paper—penned by Sen. Mark Warner and leaked by...
  • Turkey's delusions of grandeur at root of U.S. crisis

    08/06/2018 10:49:27 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Haval (Events) ^ | 8-6-18 | Haval
    Turkey has delusions that it is a superpower have led to a deepening crisis with the United States, said Simon Waldman, head of the Turkish Studies Research Group at King’s College London. This false impression of its power is one of the root causes of problems with the United States, which also include a weak Turkish state and increasing authoritarianism in the country, Waldman wrote for his blog, “Turkey suffers from delusions of grandeur when it comes to international affairs and finds it difficult to reconcile its self-image of greatness, often emanating from a selective and politicised memory its...
  • "Power Made Perfect in Weakness" (Sermon on 2 Corinthians 12:1-10)

    07/07/2018 10:03:11 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies ^ | July 8, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Power Made Perfect in Weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:1-10) The words that engage our attention this morning and that will bring comfort to our souls are these verses from our Epistle reading, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, where St. Paul writes: “But he [the Lord] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am...