Twitter’s attempt To Censor Trump Will Backfire On Big Tech tyrants.

This weeks main story, pushing Coronavirus aside at last, or maybe we’ve simply gone Coronavirus blind, has been the attempt by far left social media site Twitter (preferred website of all the insane, illiterate and incontinent people in the world,) to censor U.S. President Donald Trump Donald Trump, classifying his somewhat rabid tweets as misinformation. His posts may be crazy, but misinformation? Whether you love or hate Trump or any other occupant of The White House, his utterings can never be dismissed as ‘misinformation’ simply because they represent what one of the most powerful people in the world is thinking.

But this type of censorship is becoming par for the course on news and social media websites, as the liberal extremist billionaires of Silicon Valley try to purge any opinions they do not like from the public domain.

The president’s supporters are saying Trump should crack down more deeply on the censorship and duplicitous behaviour of social media oligarchs. Trumo is being advised to hit them with huge fines and offer whistleblowers up to a billion dollars to come forward and reveal everything about how these self appointed panjandrums have set up their sites to manipulate public opinion, influence elections in favour of their preferred candidates and make content questioning or challenging the narratives of the globalist movement invisible.

Western society is being railroaded into relegating democracy to the dustbin of history. We are now  effectively ruled and after the abuses of freedom and human rights perpetrated in the name of safeguarding us from the massively hiped minor illness COVID – 19 copronavirus by powerful individuals within a narrow dual-justice system: one rule (censorship and suspension of free speech,) for conservative and liberatarian voices and another for ‘woke’ liberal voices.

The oligarchs of Silicon Valley – Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft in particular – have deployed an army of faceless , soulless, disembodieded robot moderators as proxies armed with their creators’ bias, animus, and liberally skewed algorithms that seek out the forbidden by identifying proscribed keywords and  only allow you to see the anodyne, on message parroting of the official narrative poted by approved writers. Everything and everyone else is censored.

Welcome to the tyranny of technology, total surveillance and total control were being discussed in the corridors of power long before the first personal computers were available or the first modems were designed. The idea was born out of the century old plan to create a global, authoritarian, technocratic government. Mention the phrase “New World Order,” and you will get called a conspiracy theorist, people will even accuse you of hanging out with twelve foot tall turquoise lizard that wear tinfoil hats … or something. But elitists have been talking about a New World Order in which an intellectual elite hold sway over the masses since late in the 19th century, from John D Rockefeller to David Rockefeller, from Vannavar Bush to George HW Bush and many others, all saw where technology could lead for those who controlled it and they wanted to go there. Unfortunately the intellectuals were overtaken by the nerds who were not just good with technology, they were obsessed. And the old elite, mistakenly thinking tradition and breeding counted for something in this Brave New World helped the nerds become rich and powerful, sure that in the end the staus quo would prevail.  Silicon Valley is now too big and powerful, too global and too mysterious to most people to be regulated by the old institutions. And thanks to its partnership with Washington’s, London’s, Europe’s, Tokyo’s and the rest of the free world’s corrupt and self interested politicians, Silicon Valley is now embedded in government and can influence policy to its own advantage.

For years I, and many others like me, independent minded, freedom loving sceptics whose nature predisposes them to question everything, particularly everything to do with authority, have been warning how social media censorship and content filtering by Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon, YouTube, etc. presents the greatest danger to democracy in the past hundred years, greater than the threat of communism in the wake of World War 2. It is easy for the algorithm designers to decide what or who become ‘trends’ on social media platforms and who is shadowbanned or censored and leave the servers to do the rest. The situation is now dire.

Throughout the history of civilisation, from the empires of Babylon, Egypt, Persia and Rome, through the centuries when the Roman Catholic Church ruled most of the civilised world through fear and superstition, to the Islamic Caliphate, the British Empire, the Soviet Union and the hegemony of the U.S. dollar, no political or religious entity has exercised so much power over the lives of billions of people worldwide as the Silicon Valley Internet Technology cartel does and Silicon Valley does it without oversight, without accountability, and on the evidence we have seen, without conscience. We have sen them try (and fail) to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the UK’s referendum on continued EU membership and we know it is only a matter of time before they succeed, and candidates who serve the interests of a narrow elite rather than of the majority of voters occupy all the most influential positions of the world’s most powerful states and organisations.

Before it is too late US, UK, and EU leaders and other  politicians around the world must be persuaded to understand that Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and WhatsApp are publishers and must pressure the US government to remove Facebook’s exemption under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which affords tech platforms, not publishers, with immunity from lawsuits arising out of their decisions to host (or not to host) user-generated content.”

The EU, to its credit, has taken action against Google’s malpractice, but so labyrinthine are the laws covering manipulation of data Google’s parent company could tie up the legal process in bureaucracy and continue with (fraudulent) business as usual for decades.

Twitter’s corporate and community culture has been tainted by CEO Jack Dorsey’s extreme liberal bias. Vijaya Gadde, the head of Twitter’s policy, legal and “trust and safety department,” is guilty of blatant political partisanship and is a Democratic Party activist who regularly contributes large sums of cash to fund Democrat candidates. Gadde is just one example of the toxic management culture and group-think that Dorsey has created and supports at Twitter. The concept of “conflict of interest” apparently does not exist in Silicon Valley because Gadde’s political activism is clearly in conflict with a job which ought to be about free speech and protecting diversity of opinion.

This week, Twitter’s liberal bias targeted the president of the United States by using a liberal “fact checker” to declare  Trump’s tweet about House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi’s demand that the 2020 presidential election he held using mail – in balllots only was “fake news.” US media have acted as anti-Trump political operatives rather than reporters of facts since 2016 and before that were equally biased in favour of Barack Obama.

Trump’s response rightly accused Twitter of bias and political activism against conservatives. After threatening to do so for three years, Trump this week finally signed an executive order (EO) designed to increase the government’s ability to regulate social media platforms.

The order  focuses on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (sic). It may allow the government to strip the Big Tech corporations’ immunity from lawsuits arising out of their decisions to host (i.e. publish) or not to host certain user-generated content, but the  details
have not yet been released. How effective it may be is really down to us, Trump himself admits this government versus Big Tech confrontation will end up in the courts and eventually be taken to the Supreme Court.

This law requires major revision. Big Tech companies have been handed control the flow, of information and they are clearly determined to abuse that position and present to the public only content they deem it is to their advantage for us to have access to. If we allow elections to be manipulated by these powerful tech oligarchs, we will have complete tyranny. Our every move will be electronically surveiled, our most private details will be available to anybody willing to pay Our society will be more controlled than China.

Twitter, Facebook, Google, YouTube, and the other social media companies are anything but neutral public-square “platforms” that only disseminate content. When Twitter began editing its content, it ceased being a passive platform that allowed users to post whatever they wanted as long as it was within Twitter’s “community guidelines,” and became a publisher. Facebook followed the same path somewhat earlier, Google has a slightly different business model, basically you can only guarantee traffic to your site by paying Google for clicks (the adwords system.) And like the old newspaper barons of the twentieth century these amoral corporations and the people who run them will use the influence they wield to the advantage of those who serve their interests.

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Free Speech murdered (omnibus)

German politician calls on facebook to abolish free speech

A German politician has given the clearest indication yet that the political elites of the free world are ideologically much closer to Adolf Hitler’s National Socialists than the social liberalism they claim to support. Free speech is the basis of all liberal democracy. Heiko Maas, the German justice minister has has written to the Facebook it removes “xenophobic and racist” anti-migrant posts from its website and apps., has written to the company to demand an urgent review of its policy over hate messages.
Free Speech Is Being Murdered By The Media And Left Wing Authoritarianism
Without free speech there is no democracy. Without democracy there is no freedom. But all over the developed world free speech is under attack from politically correct politics. It is time to start resisting, do not believe the propaganda published by mainstream media, question everything and make up your own mind. as The Buddha said, “Believe nothing you read or are told unless it agrees with your own experience and common sense.”

Farage Reckless Facing Rabid Left Wing Fanatics

Following the defection to UKIP of Conservative MP Mark Reckless, who yesterday shocked the media and political establishment (everyone else knew it was on the cards.) by announcing his switch from con to Kipper from the podium at the closing session of UKIP’s conference, the Kippers latest recruit and his new leader yesterday faced angry but ineffectual protests

Farage Reckless Facing Rabid Left Wing Fanatics

Following the defection to UKIP of Conservative MP Mark Reckless, who yesterday shocked the media and political establishment (everyone else knew it was on the cards.) by announcing his switch from con to Kipper from the podium at the closing session of UKIP’s conference, the Kippers latest recruit and his new leader yesterday faced angry but ineffectual protests

Obama administration ‘blocking’ information from the press

Uncovering information that should be available to the public has become increasingly difficult under the presidency of Barack Obama, an Associated Press bureau chief says. In some cases, it surpasses the secrecy of the George W. Bush administration. The White House’s penchant for secrecy does not just apply to the federal government, according to AP’s Washington bureau chief, Sally Buzbee.

Western Hypocrisy In Reporting News about Ukraine And Russia

The opening paragraph of a CNN report on the latest developments in the crisis in Ukraine illusrate perfectly the hypocrisy of Western media in the way they cast Russia as the danger to world peace and America as bringer of freedom and democracy. In fact in the crisis over the US attempt to draw Ukraine into NATO the positions taken by the USA abd Russias are the opposite of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

Scandal hit Rotherham ‘deleted abuse files’

In a move that puts them among the contenders for lying, self serving shits of the decade, but still in a league of their own un terms of complete and utter shittiness, it has emerged that the scum sucking scab lice of Rotherham Council’s controlling Labour group and the public servants they employed had deleted files in order to cover up their complicity in the blatant and systematic child abuse perpetrated under the noses of council officials.

Centralized power – the worst of all possible worlds

The centralization of power over the past few decades in nations of the developed world has led to the evolution of a sociopathic managerial class formed mainly from the old petite bourgoisie who have now gravitted to public sector careers where their delusions of social status and the unaccountability of office lead them to abuse such power as they have.

Kick Political Correctness Out Of Football

As another football versus politiocally correct authoritarianist brings ‘the beautiful game’ even further into disrepute, we wonder is it time to kick politically correct authoritarianism out of sport.

Intrusive Surveillance Technology, Internet control freaks and The Orwell-Huxley-Dick Dystiopianometer

Are privacy campaigners right to be worried about intrustive internet technology and the massive databases that log our behaviour and parse the data for patters that enable us to be targeted for advertising? Should we bee worried by surveillance or are those that raise doubts just scaremongering? The Orwell-huxley-Dick dystopianometer is rising.

So Who Is Anti – science? Those Who Question Climate Change Or Those Who Would Abolish Free Speech

It was looking as if the global warming scare was dead, then that Nazi shit Barack Obama, seeing his dream of being President Of The World slipping away, gave his science whores enough money to enable them to kick some life back into it. Now the “science” lobby, unable to put together an convinging argument against their challengers are demanding the abolition of free speech.

New World Order War On free Speech Comes To Britain – Guardian editor accused of treason

The right to free speech is under threat from intolerant, authoritarian elitists, call them The Illuminati, New World Order, Scientific Dictatorshgip, Global Elite, whatever. Their goal is absolute power and they know that while the right of free speech, the free press and free access to information exist they cannot succeed.

How academic debate is suppressed on science topics like Climate Change, GMOs, Pesticides and Toxicity of medicines
Intellectual intolerance and the supposed superiority of the scientific education have led not just to the politiciisation of science but to it’s being seduced by corporate money and political power. Science was ever fascism’s whore of course and the egos of scientists are easily bought. This has led to a very unhealthy emergence of dogmas and orthodoxies and an intolerance of the dissent that is essential if scientific research is to have any credibility.

Phobophobia – Fear Of Being called Phobic?

Homophobia is not fear of homosexuals but fear of thec same thing which does not make sense. Just as politically correct thinking uses the word bigot nonsensically so it’s accusations of phobia are irrational – as irrational as the groundless fear familiar to those who suffer the recognized medical conditions called phobias.

The Importance Of Free Speech And A Free Press

Politicians around the developed world including leaders of the two most powerful democracies, Barack Obama and David Cameron have been falling over themselves to join the attack on free speech. On subjects as diverse as climate…

Facebook Bans All Content On Vaccine Awareness
Authored by Mike Adams via NaturalNews.com,

Just as we warned would happen, the tech giants are now moving aggressively to ban all speech that contradicts whatever “official” position is decided to be “the truth” by the corrupt establishment. This week, Facebook announced it would block all content on Facebook that questions the official dogma on vaccines,

German politician calls on facebook to abolish free speech

A German politician has given the clearest indication yet that the political elites of the free world are ideologically much closer to Adolf Hitler’s National Socialists than the social liberalism they claim to support. Free speech is the basis of all liberal democracy. Heiko Maas, the German justice minister has has written to the Facebook it removes “xenophobic and racist” anti-migrant posts from its website and apps., has written to the company to demand an urgent review of its policy over hate messages.

Free Speech Is Being Murdered By The Media And Left Wing Authoritarianism
Without free speech there is no democracy. Without democracy there is no freedom. But all over the developed world free speech is under attack from politically correct politics. It is time to start resisting, do not believe the propaganda published by mainstream media, question everything and make up your own mind. as The Buddha said, “Believe nothing you read or are told unless it agrees with your own experience and common sense.”

Farage Reckless Facing Rabid Left Wing Fanatics

Following the defection to UKIP of Conservative MP Mark Reckless, who yesterday shocked the media and political establishment (everyone else knew it was on the cards.) by announcing his switch from con to Kipper from the podium at the closing session of UKIP’s conference, the Kippers latest recruit and his new leader yesterday faced angry but ineffectual protests

Farage Reckless Facing Rabid Left Wing Fanatics

Following the defection to UKIP of Conservative MP Mark Reckless, who yesterday shocked the media and political establishment (everyone else knew it was on the cards.) by announcing his switch from con to Kipper from the podium at the closing session of UKIP’s conference, the Kippers latest recruit and his new leader yesterday faced angry but ineffectual protests

Obama administration ‘blocking’ information from the press

Uncovering information that should be available to the public has become increasingly difficult under the presidency of Barack Obama, an Associated Press bureau chief says. In some cases, it surpasses the secrecy of the George W. Bush administration. The White House’s penchant for secrecy does not just apply to the federal government, according to AP’s Washington bureau chief, Sally Buzbee.

Western Hypocrisy In Reporting News about Ukraine And Russia

Wayback Machine Latest Victim Of Deep State / Big Tech Censorship

 

In what is turning out to be something of a latter-day dot com bust, many small to medium-sized tech startups are teetering on the edge of oblivion as the deliberate economic shutdown eats away at their capitalization and opens the door for the biggest fish in the tech space and others to pick the ripest fruit from the tech start up tree.

As opposed to the original, this start up bust is accompanied by a very precise view of market opportunities for interested buyers and investors, brought on by an equally deliberate reshaping of workplace conditions and societal interactions which are driving companies like Microsoft to “aggregate capabilities” in “cloud computing, collaboration, access management, and other business continuity tools that saw a surge in demand during regional lockdowns.”

The ride-share behemoth, Uber, for example, is reportedly in talks to acquire Grubhub and expand its food-delivery operations, while Microsoft just completed its purchase of robotic automation company, Softomotive. One global research and advisory firm that focuses on IT and finance has even put out a guide “on how tech startups can best prepare for being acquired by a larger company,” revealing that just 13 companies accounted for a full 60 percent of the $150 billion raised by tech startups between March and April.

Signs that yet another massive wave of consolidation in the technology sector is on the horizon and is already raising concerns throughout the industry, but the fact that it is occurring in tandem with a larger push by outfits like Twitter, Facebook and other huge tech players to stifle freedom of online expression and association should make us pay closer attention to the dynamics at play.

Censorship creep

Under the guise of facilitating conversation, Twitter unveiled changes to the reply feature that ostensibly gives users more control, but in reality, it broadens the ability to censor content. The new format, still in testing mode, will allow users to select who can and cannot reply to their tweets. This, of course, presents a serious problem from the vantage point of free flowing interaction and gives even more power to the most popular accounts to stifle undesirable feedback, leaving their viewpoints publicly unchallenged.

Another seemingly innocuous development in the last few days was the announcement made by popular podcaster Joe Rogan on his move to Spotify. The comedian and UFC commentator’s immensely popular podcast has been freely available on YouTube and other platforms since its inception, but his multi-million-dollar exclusive licensing deal with the music platform will further cloister content behind a single outfit and likely diminish its reach and propagation.

Perhaps the most concerning, however, are the changes taking place at one of the most important research tools on the Internet and, up to now, a venerable tool for online transparency: The Wayback Machine.

Content that the elite find inconvenient is disappeared from the Wayback Machine.  In the search results you can sometimes see a forest of spikes over the time line of WM sampling/preservation yet when you go to a particular instance of S/P you see a blank video screen with a message something like “We don’t have a stored instance of this item.”

Sure.  WM sampled and preserved it like crazy as its timeline of “hit” shows but somehow nothing got saved.  I believe that.

Government does nothing about tech giant censorship because it’s a way for the government to avoid the problems with the First Amendment.  Get a “private” entity (with government contracts reaching to the heavens) to destroy free speech and the government is good to go.  Honest opinion, analysis and speculation based on what little “secret” info is made available — necessitating speculation let it be said — becomes “disinformation,” as though adults are incapable of sniffing out the garbage.

The UK and the US have their “Integrity Initiative,” 77th Brigade, the BBC, White Helmets, the VOA, Chemonics, Crowdstrike, Cambridge Analytica, Avaaz, Purpose, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Dept. of State, the Atlantic Council, Human Rights Watch, the Washington Institute for the Near East Policy, the NYT, Wapo, CNN, USAID, Bell Pottinger, the OPCW, and the Democrat and Republican parties spew disinformation by the trainload but watch out for Joe Schmidlap in Dubuque, y’all.  A scheming disinfo artiste who has the Russian Embassy on speed dial.

We can spend future decades tinkering at the edges of what has given us this deep state swamp over past decades.

Or, we can focus on what has enabled the elite swamp to be seeded in our legal and financial systems; and, ultimately, to get itself declared equivalent to a Natural Person under Law, although it was only Property; and, to make its Money more powerful that Human Votes within our legislatures; and, ultimately, to neuter our democratic constitution; all of which, has rendered us nations of disenfranchised paupers standing at the edge of slaverry.

We need to take a hatchet and a blow torch to Citizens Unitedll the rest of these crypto – Marxist “defenders od democracy,” and, change radically the existing legal definitions of Corporate Standing.

That hatchet and that blow torch must come in the form of constitutional laws that state explicitly that a Corporation is “Property”; and, is, explicitly, NOT a “Person”; and, that a Corporation is explicitly, not equivalent, or comparable, to living, voting itizens, who are always Sovereign and Supreme within American Constitutional Jurisdiction.

Secondly, that Constitutional amendment must state explicitly that no Corporation shall have legal standing to be present in our legislatures for the making of NEW Law, unless summoned by the legislature; but, shall have full legal standing to be present within any and all Administrative Forums for the purpose of representing Corporate Interests under EXISTING Law.

Thirdly, these laws must state explicitly that corporate crimes that transgress upon; and impair legally established rights and liberties shall NOT be overruled by corporate policy; but, shall be punished by revocation of corporate licence.

If at any time over the past four decades, lawmakers had found the intellectual and moral courage to impose such laws and had appointed suitably qualified and experienced people to oversee the policing of Big Tech companies, we would not today have vertically integrated corporate monopolies involved in every aspect of our economies and societies, Corporate Lobbyists would NOT today influence every significant entity of national life and, we would not be disenfranchines by misinformation, content filtering and targeted ads. We would all have a reasonable chance of informing ourselves of what is going on in the world.

Without those changes to the way our nations are governed, made necessary by the planned shifting of the the major way we communicate information from print and broadcast news to The Internet, a medium that is so friendly to censorship and control of information it might have been designed with that purpose in mind, anything that our present leadership  achieves today to submit Corporate Power to the will of voters will be annulled almost immediately by changes to the algorithms.

Make no Mistake, this narrative might sound esoteric, or tangential; but, the people behind the Corporate Monopoly Power, that only recently gave us Citizens United, had the Moral and Intellectual wherewithal to spend the last hundred and fifty years working to put Citizens United in Place.

We must now know what we must do to reverse it; or, in a hundred and fifty years our Constitutional Rights will not even be a reference in any future version of The Way Back Machine.

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Scientists and Groups Ask Canadian Gov’t to Invest in Wired Technology and Suspend 5G Until Proven Safe

by B N Frank, Activist Post, 23 May 2020

Many cities and countries have already taken action against 5G deployment by banning it, filing lawsuits, issuing moratoriums, passing ordinances and resolutions (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 7. 8).  Since 2018, there have been reports of people and animals becoming sick after it was turned on (see 1. 2, 3, 4).

Of course it’s not just 5G that is harmful.  All sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (aka “Electrosmog”) is biologically and environmentally harmful.  This includes Bluetooth, cell phone and WiFi radiation.  Health experts have been warning about exposure risks for many years and continue to do so (see 1, 2).  This includes the World Health Organization and American Academy of Pediatrics.  Even Dr. Oz has warned about exposure!

Kudos to these Canadians for appealing to their government to stop 5G deployment and invest in safer wired connections instead.

From Environmental Health Trust:

Twenty-Four Canadian Groups Say: Suspend 5G Until Proven Safe

Appeal to the Government of Canada “Look Before We Leap”

For Immediate Release

May 14, 2020

Ottawa: Scientists and citizens groups from across Canada are demanding the right to say “No” to 5G in their neighbourhoods. Twenty four Canadian groups are banding together and appealing to the Trudeau government for a national moratorium on 5G roll out, until questions about its human health effects are resolved.

“This has nothing to do with Covid-19. All groups launching this Appeal condemn acts of violence such as burning antenna towers” said one of the organizers. “The Parliamentary Health Committee has been investigating the negative health impacts of cell phones, cell towers and Wi-Fi for over a decade … Continue reading >>>

The spy in your pocket: How Silicon Valley uses advertising tech to spy on your lockdown behavior

from RT

Police can’t catch everyone violating lockdown orders, but your smartphone can. Various apps give information to third parties who share it with other people who you may not want to trace you.

The US is split on how and when to lift lockdown measures. Georgia, for instance, has been reopening since last month, while the city of Los Angeles will likely force its citizens to stay at home until August, officials said on Tuesday.

Discontent with these measures has grown. Californians upset with their canceled summer have warned of the potential for riots, a warning that looks realistic after crowds of sun worshippers descended onto Orange County’s closed beaches earlier this month, in defiance of the armed police enforcing their closure. From Michigan to Massachusetts, protesters have picketed statehouses across the country, demanding their governors end the lockdown.

Amid the protests and debate, big tech is keeping a watchful eye on just how closely Americans are following the rules, and the media is watching too.

A New York Times report on Tuesday revealed that in both open and closed states, Americans are starting to venture further from their homes again. To arrive at this conclusion, the Times pored over the cellphone data of 15 million American citizens. Movement data gleaned from their smartphones was plotted against census data to calculate what percentage of people were wandering … Continue reading >>>

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Total Surveillance: Contact-tracing app will be key part of UK’s Covid-19 containment strategy

Total Surveillance: Contact-tracing app will be ‘key part’ of UK government’s Covid-19 ‘surveillance programme’

Contact-tracing app will be ‘key part’ of UK government’s Covid-19 ‘surveillance programme’ – Johnson spokesman
Picture (c) Olivier Douliery, AFP
The hugely unpopular NHS contact-tracing app proposal, which as libertarians point out will giver the government the power to track all our movements, will be a “key part” of the U.K. government’s Covid-19 containment policy for the foreseeable future, a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s office has confirmed.

The app, designed ostensibly to notify smartphone users if they came into close contact with someone who had tested positive for the coronavirus, could be available within a few weeks,  but privacy campaigners warn that the app,  which will give the government and its agencies, including the police who have shown their willingness to abuse their new powers, the ability to record and store the complete movements of individuals and details of those with whom they were in contact.

If the plan goes through unchallenged, and Boris Jognson’s recent conversion to the kind of authoritarian approach wannabe Galactic Emperor Bill Gates has lobbied for suggests it will, the public will be “coerced” into sharing personal data about their movements, personal liberty activists fear.

This blog has warned from the outset that the whole COVID – 19 coronavirus scare was being used by globalists to effect a huge power grab and the abolition of the rights and liberties we in the democratic nations have come to take for granted.

Johnson’s spokesman added that the priority while waiting for the app to be ready is ensuring continued social distancing in order to fullfil the “five tests” to be met before lockdown measures can be eased. Those tests include falling deaths and falling infection rates. This is ridiculous and confirms our suspicions as empirical evidence shows distancing does not work and lockdown, apart from trashing the economy, has failed to curtail the spread of the disease. Nations like Sweden and South Korea which avoided a lockdown, arguing rationally that the economic damage would cause more deaths in the long term than the virus is ever likely to, have experienced no higher infection rate or deathg rate than normal.

Today’s statement from Downing Street follows a heated exchange in the House of Commons on Tuesday 28 April over proposed legislation setting out the legal basis for processing personal data by the app. Shadow deputy leader of the House, Afzal Khan, said that while the app has an “important role to play,” legislation should ensure that it stores data in a decentralized manner. This is nonsense as data stored in a decentralised way, i.e. a distributed database, can still be pulled together almost instantly on entry of certain keywords.

Responding to Khan, Solicitor General Michael Ellis QC said the app will be “voluntary participation only” and there will be “no private identifiable information on it.” Furthermore, the whole process will be “data protection compliant and there will be an ethical advisory board monitoring it,” he said.

If you believe that look out of the window quickly, you might see several pigs flying over your home.

Internet law professor Lilian Edwards took a more cautionary line, telling MPs, that there was a “precedent of other pandemics leading to a mass land grab in extensive state surveillance.” She is probably referring to the pandemics of damp squibs over the past three decades, including SARS, MERS, Swine Flu, Bird Flu and Ebola. The first four of those were so ludicrously hyped they caused the World Health Organisation to change the edfinition of ‘pandemic’ from hundreds of millions of people all around the world will be infected and millions will die, to ‘a few people here and there will feel a bit poorly.‘ Ebola was different, it killed thousands in west Africa in 2014 / 15 but despite a massive campaign to spread fear and panic in the rest of the world the diseasedid not significantly break out of Africa.

Historically, virus epidemics to tend to burn out after a few months. Why this is so has never been understood.

COVID – 19 has turned into a real pandemic, but there are several aspects of how it is thought to have originated, the way it predominantly attacks the old and those with underlying health problems and the fact that all the world’s leading economies were in deficit because of rising welfare bills, that have led conspiracy theorists to speculate that the timing is suspiciously convenient. And the authoritarian measures adopted by governments, vesting far more powers in the state, tend to fuel those suspicions.

Several EU countries have been developing contact-tracing apps in parallel with the UK, a statement from the EU Commission in Brussels earlier this month stated that it wanted EU members to take a “common approach” to the use of digital technologies and data.

The ‘common approach’  recommendation from Brussels has triggered a debate that is still raging in Europe  over whether to use centralized or decentralized solutions for the apps. While a decentralized approach would see data stored on the user’s own phone, a centralized infrastructure would see data sent to a central database run by public authorities, which civil liberties groups say risks evolving into state surveillance.

The German government plans to adopt a decentralized approach it was announced last week. This is a  U-turn on the previous plan which involved full support of the Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (Pepp-PT) protocol developed by European Union agencies. Berlin will now support decentralized solutions proposed by Apple and Google instead, which leaves the gathered data on devices controlled by US tech corporations. This approach presents even greater problems for personal liberty activists  as on user privacy and data protection the track record of both these predatory corporations is on a par with that of a fox in a chicken coop.

Meanwhile the UK leans toward a centralized model and it’s been reported that experts from GCHQs National Cyber Security Centre, an agency which has been spying on us through our web use, emails, molbile phone calls and texts for over two decades, are advising on the project. So the unalienable human right to privacy is right out the window then.

In France the government of beleagured president Emmanuel Macron has also been pushing a centralized app solution, prompting hundreds of the country’s computer security experts to sign an open letter asking the government to reconsider due to concerns around privacy and individual freedoms.

Johnson’s spokesman said the government would set out more details regarding the British app as soon as it could. Our advice, Just Say No, Do you really need an app that allows a government no sane person would trust, to track their every movement and who they came into contact with.

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A poem about surveillance

Amazon, Google, and Apple have moved past monopoly status to competing directly with governments

Amazon, Google, and Apple have moved past monopoly status to competing directly with governments… and winning© Reuters / Dado Ruvic (inset: Reuters / Pascal Rossignol)

US Senator Josh Hawley is demanding a criminal antitrust probe of Amazon as the e-commerce behemoth’s powers grow to rival the government’s own. Google and Apple, too, are now ordering governments around.

Amazon “abuses its position as an online platform and collects detailed data about merchandise so Amazon can create copycat products under an Amazon brand,” Hawley charged in a letter he sent to US Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday. The senator (R-MO) demanded a criminal probe of the e-commerce giant, accusing it of engaging in “predatory and exclusionary data practices to build and maintain a monopoly” – a textbook violation of antitrust law.

Charging that Amazon has gained unprecedented monopoly power through the sheer wealth of data it has collected on its users, allowing it to clone sellers’ products and undercut them on price, the senator likened the company’s “capacity for data collection” to “a brick and mortar retailer attaching a camera to every customer’s forehead.” With the coronavirus pandemic forcing the lion’s share of commerce online, Amazon has assumed near-omnipotence.

Even if all of Hawley’s allegations – derived from a Wall Street Journal investigation published earlier this month – are proven 100 percent true, it’s questionable whether the Justice Department would be willing (or able) to punish Amazon … Continue reading >>>

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COVID-19 Computer Models Continue To Deteriorate

empty hospital roomWikimedia Commons, Tomasz Sieniki
Reminiscent of erroneous global warming computer models, those created by overzealous Technocrats for COVID-19 have proven to be just as bad, but because they are ‘scientists’, they will not be held accountable for their folly. ⁃ TN Editor

The number of people hospitalized across the United States as a result of the novel coronavirus illness (COVID-19) is reportedly only a fraction of what some health experts using Artificial Intelligence technology projected a few days ago.

On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that in his state alone, the epicenter of the viral outbreak in the United States, new coronavirus hospitalizations dropped by about 75 percent, from 1,427 four days ago to 358 on Sunday.

Highlighting the drop in new hospitalizations in NY, the state hardest hit (131,239 cases; 4,758 deaths as of Monday) by the coronavirus, Alex Berenson, former New York Times reporter who has been following the U.S. outbreak closely, observed on Twitter on Monday: “It’s over, guys. It’s already over.”

Jim Malatras, an aide for Gov. Cuomo, reportedly indicated that projections are now showing that New York is unlikely to need 110,000 hospital beds, as previously thought.

The new forecasts show “a much lower demand” that stands in the estimated 20,000-30,000 range, Jesse McKinley, the New York Times bureau chief in the NY capital of Albany, wrote on Twitter on Monday.

That means the new projections for the number of hospital beds needed in NY are between about 70 and 80 percent lower than initially estimated … Contunue reading

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Covid19 Death Figures “A Substantial Over-Estimate”

by Kit Knightly for Off – Guardian

A few weeks ago we reported that, according to the Italian Institute of Health (ISS), only 12% of Italy’s reported Covid19 deaths actually listed Covid19 as the cause of death.

Given that 99% of them had at least one serious co-morbidity (and that 80% of them had two such diseases) this raised serious questions as to the reliability of Italy’s reported statistics.

Prof Walter Ricciardi, advisor to Italy’s health minister, explained this was caused by the “generous” way the Italian government handles death certificates:
“The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.”

Essentially, Italy’s death registration process does not differentiate between those who simply have the virus in their body, and those who are actually killed by it.

Given the amount of fear and panic Italy’s comparatively alarming numbers caused around the world, you would think other nations would be eager to avoid these same mistakes. Surely all the other countries of the world are employing rigorous standards for delineating who has, and has not, fallen victim to the pandemic, right?

Wrong …>>>


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Covid-19 drags French economy into deep recession the likes of which it has not seen since 1945

Covid-19 drags French economy into deep recession the likes of which it has not seen since 1945
The Bank of France said on Wednesday that the country’s economy shrank around six percent in the first quarter of this year, its worst performance since the end of WWII.

According to official figures, the economy dropped 0.1 percent in the last three months of 2019 as the coronavirus pandemic decimated business activity. With two consecutive quarters of negative growth, the country is now technically in recession.

Economic activity plunged 32 percent in the last two weeks of March as the crisis deepened, said the French regulator. It has listed construction, transport, restaurants and lodging among the worst affected sectors of the economy … Continue reading >>>

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Oil Prices Tumble As Russia Balks At Proposed US Production Cut

from Zero Hedge

As oil traders look with dread and fear to tomorrow’s OPEC+ teleconference one day after crude oil tumbled amid speculation that the production cut standoff will not be resolved there was a sliver of hope that oil prices may rebound after Reuters reported that Saudi Arabia, Russia and allied oil producers will agree to deep cuts to their crude output at talks this week but only if the United States and several others join in with curbs to help prop up prices that have been hammered by the coronavirus crisis.

However, in an attempt to have its cake and eat it too, the U.S. DOE said on Tuesday that U.S. output is already falling without government action, in line with the White House’s insistence that it would not intervene in the private markets. And as reported on Tuesday morning, super-major Exxon announced that it would slash capex by up to 30%, which would impact output by several hundred thousands barrels per day… but only in 2021 and onward. In other words, any organic decline would take place slowly, over the course of the next two years.

“With regards to media reports that OPEC+ will require the United States to make cuts in order to come to an agreement: The EIA report today demonstrates that there are already projected cuts of 2 (million bpd), without any intervention from the federal government,” the U.S. Energy Department said … Continue reading >>>

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Kissinger says ‘even US’ can’t defeat Covid-19 alone. His solution? Global NWO government, of course

by Helen Buyniski for RT, 8 April, 2020

Henry Kissinger, eminence grise of imperial US foreign policy, has warned in an op-ed that no government – even his beloved hegemon – can defeat Covid-19 alone, implying that the New World Order he’s always preached must follow.

If the US doesn’t couple its efforts to rebuild its own economy with the first steps toward creating a global government, humanity is doomed, Kissinger wrote in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed.

Kissinger laments that the pandemic has led to the return of a “walled city” model of nationalist governance, suggesting that “exploration at the frontiers of science” alone can save humanity from disease in his vision of a globalist utopia. But developing cures takes time, and the notion that countries should be discouraged from protecting themselves in the interim is suicidal. If anything, one of the reasons Italy, Spain, and France were hit so hard by coronavirus was the EU’s dysfunctional insistence on open borders amid the pandemic.

Global trade and movement of people” are all well and good, but the pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of the globalist system like never before. It will take years for nations to rebuild, and repeating their mistakes is not something they can afford to do … Continue reading >>>

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