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45 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Weekly Hellscape 14: Resident Evil Edition
So it’s been awhile. Since my last episode, Trump was impeached and acquitted, Epstein was jailed and allegedly died, cops killed like 500 people, the 5G dragnet started launching satellites and propaganda campaigns, potential war was instigated when Trump illegally assassinated an Iranian leader, leading to a unified Iraq and Iran, and the whole world is at threat because of China’s novel coronavirus. Basically, we’re still fucked, in the same way we were for years, and the same way we will be as long as the state persists. Still, I dropped the ball in more than one way by not only not making episodes, but continually saying I would before I didn’t. Someone could prob make a compilation of that. For that I apologize. Truly inexcusable. In my personal life, I moved to a new place, and have been making YT videos, but also, my primary PC broke, and I have a fundraiser up for a new one. Both technical limitations, and limitations of budget and location, stopped a lot of my progress awhile back, but I slowly built back up the steam I lost. So if you’re still here, thank you. The world’s on fire, and I’m here to point out the flames, so if you have an hour or so (or an app that speeds this jazz up) feel free to find out how unfree you are. There are demons to hunt. it’s good to be back. So before we get into the domestic news, and the clusterfuck of the coronavirus that is Resident Evil IRL, let’s hit this week’s only piece of good news I saw… is what I would have said if there was one. Seriously didn’t see one piece of good news all week – and I tried. I thought, “if I’m coming back, I need a good news section”, and I legit couldn’t find any. Y’all are free to hit me up with good news during the week to prevent this happening again, or bad news you want to make sure I cover. All that said, let’s hit this. – To get started, let’s hit something lightish. It turns out, Apple was intentionally fucking slowing down older devices to get people to buy newer jazz. A French anti fraud watchdog called roughly in English “The Directorate General for Competition, Consumption and Fraud Prevention” said they “committed the crime of deceptive commercial practice by omission”, fined them 25M Euros, or roughly $27M, and ordered them to put a notice about their fine on their French site for a month. They’re not changing though. From TruthTheory: “Now that everything is out in the open, Apple still slows down their old phones, for the same reasons they described in their initial defense. However, they promise that this should get less noticeable as the technology advances.” Apple Fined $27 Million For Slowing Down Older iPhones And while that corporation is actively screwing you, another is affecting poor peoples’ ability to get healthcare. Experian is pushing tech that monitors a patient’s credit score, and decides on their level of care based on that. From MassPrivateI: “3,100 hospitals and health care systems are now giving patients a secret credit score before they are seen or treated… Experian likes to use superfluous words to hide the fact that their system determines who will receive medical care. “Using comprehensive data and advanced analytics, our Patient Financial Clearance solution makes the payment process a positive one by assessing and assigning each patient to the appropriate financial pathway based on their unique financial situation.” ‘Comprehensive data and advanced analytics makes the payment process a positive one’ is just corporate jargon for using data-mining to determine if a patient is a good credit risk.” https://massprivatei.blogspot.com/2020/02/hospitals-use-experians-secret-credit.html So you better pay off your slow iPhone, or you might not get healthcare! Good stuff, right? It gets better! The state of Kansas is actively JAILING people for not paying medial bills on time. Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project said “Welcome to Coffeyville, Kansas, where the judge has no law degree, debt collectors get a cut of the bail, and Americans are watching their lives — and liberty — disappear in the pursuit of medical debt collection.” I encourage you to read the rest – it’s harrowing what’s happening, and it could happen to you. Investigation Reveals State Arresting, Jailing Citizens Over Unpaid Medical Bills So who else is going to jail? Unlicensed contractors – 118 of them! Florida’s Hillsborough County sheriffs felt super important doing a “sting” operation, wherein they essentially employed entrapment to push people into doing work which legally requires begging the state to do, without the begging part. From Reason Magazine: “The sting, according to Patch, saw sheriff’s deputies pose as homeowners seeking handymen on social media to do jobs that required licensure. These unsuspecting handymen would be lured to one of five homes, where undercover deputies filmed them performing or agreeing to perform prohibited tasks like painting or installing recess lighting.” They continued, “Only eight of the people arrested as part of Operation House Hunters were repeat offenders, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department. The other 110 were arrested for first-time offenses. The bulk of those charges were for “unlawful acts in the capacity of a contractor,” a misdemeanor offense that can come with a $1,000 fine and a 12-month jail sentence. Repeat violations can result in a felony charge.” Undercover Cops Hired 118 Handymen, Then Arrested Them All for Not Having Licenses Yeah! You get those… uh… tileworkers. Society is saved! Speaking of sweeping frivolous bullshit, let’s talk about a report the EFF calls “damning”, going over the fact that automatic license plate readers represent an unnerving facet of surveillance tyranny. From EFF: “The auditor raised a long list of concerns, including fundamental problems with police ALPR policies, failure to conduct audits, and the risk of ALPR data being abused to surveil political rallies or target immigrant populations. In addition to Los Angeles, the auditor investigated the Fresno Police Department, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, and Marin County Sheriff’s Office. The auditor indicated that the problems are likely prevalent across 230 California law enforcement agencies using ALPRs. The report is a damning assessment of how California law enforcement agencies use this mass-surveillance technology, which employs computer-controlled, high-speed cameras mounted on street lights, on top of police cars, or speed-monitoring trailers that automatically capture images of every vehicle that drives by, without drivers’ knowledge or permission. The cameras capture the exact time and place a license plate was seen, and often compares that data point to hot lists of “people of interest” to police. The cameras are capable of capturing millions of data points, which, taken in the aggregate, can paint an intimate portrait of a driver’s life and even chill First Amendment protected activity.” https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/02/california-auditor-releases-damning-report-about-law-enforcements-use-automated And there’s more – read it. It’s actually terrible. So while they serialize and track you like merchandise in Cali, you can leave, right? Not so fast – states share data captured by police cams. And they want everyone to jump in on the jive! From MassPrivateI: “An article in The Baltimore Sun revealed that the Baltimore County Council wants more businesses and homeowners to purchase CCTV surveillance equipment. “The bill would create a voluntary private security camera registry for property owners with devices pointed toward a public right-of-way, according to the proposal. The program would map where cameras are located to help detectives identify possible security footage in areas where crimes happened.” How do cities and towns expand police cam-share programs? By offering to waive permitting fees, that’s how.” It goes on to say the program is used elsewhere by creating a “Security Camera Registry and Mapping” or SCRAM to do similar stuff. https://massprivatei.blogspot.com/2020/02/cities-create-new-ways-to-expand.html So there you have it. You have to beg for permission to do things, but you can get a discount on your begging if you help monitor and control everyone! What a society. Oh, and check my channel for another expose on surveillance tech used by LEOs, Clearview. It’s a doozy. And perhaps a fitting followup to that story is this piece on TheMindUnleashed about how the The U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center are comparing leakers and activists to terrorists like ISIS! A document signed by Trump laid out their mindframe. “The number of actors targeting the United States is growing. Russia and China operate globally, use all instruments of national power to target the United States, and have a broad range of sophisticated intelligence capabilities. Other state adversaries such as Cuba, Iran, and North Korea; non-state actors such as Lebanese Hizballah, ISIS, and al-Qa’ida; as well as, transnational criminal organizations and ideologically motivated entities such as hacktivists, leaktivists, and public disclosure organizations, also pose significant threats. Additionally, foreign nationals with no formal ties to foreign intelligence services steal sensitive data and intellectual property.” https://www.dni.gov/files/NCSC/documents/features/20200205-National_CI_Strategy_2020_2022.pdf TheMindUnleashed expanded on this doocument by citing Mike Pompeo: “Those same words were e
65 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
Epstein Is The Tip Of The Iceberg, Elon Musk Wants In Your Brain, And Worse
This season’s featured song is A Story That Shouldn’t Be Told by Zachary Larmer. Thanks to him for being the Season 2 song. If you have something similar you want to be the Season 3 song, LMK. It’s been too long since the last episode. A bunch of reasons why, but the primary thing – needed to find a new place, in the magical land of cell reception and internet faster than dialup. So I threw myself at that pretty hard. Like, about two months of hard searching hard. The fact that I don’t have credit because I’ve never taken a loan from an organization, combined with not being LGBT+, military, female, and other stuff, and the fact that my employment is primarily odd jobs, made it both impossible to get a normal apartment, and very difficult to find a room for rent, and many people who actually met with me didn’t like my anarchist stuff, which I wasn’t going to lie about. So here I am, signed a three month lease for a room and I can get back at this, and everything else I wanted to do – provided y’all keep spreading the word about my content and supporting it using the links in descriptions and show notes. All I need is your support and I can be better than ever! And just to clear something up, when I was finishing the notes for this show Saturday morning, I logged into my Twitter, only to find my account had somehow reported itself without my permission, and found itself in violation of the Twitter rules. So I spent a significant amount of time trying to get any info at all on how it’s possible for someone’s account to report itself, and only found some people with similar experiences and no official documentation. I changed my pass and enabled 2FA tho, just to be sure. https://twitter.com/InsanityIsFree/status/1152635983612919808 So while I’m still allowed on Twitter, which might not be much longer, I’ll still post there. But I urge everyone to get on Pocketnet. Decentralized social media on the blockchain – censor resistant, and improving by the day. https://pocketnet.app/author?address=PNSuuhvq3xU46JectZCmf8Rk8ir168C5Qs&ref=PNSuuhvq3xU46JectZCmf8Rk8ir168C5Qs&report=shares&msocialshare=true That, combined with odd jobs I needed to do, in odrer to pay rent in a week, which I still don’t have enough for, is why it took so long to get started. All that aside, let’s get into today’s topics. Today I’ll be covering the increseament of censorship, infrastructure blackouts, ramping up of global tensions, Epstein and other powerful pedos, and the advancement of tech that should terrify. Elon wants to merge tech with the human brain, all while people walk streets where AI monitors their every move, in a statist world less free by the day. Rebellion is unlikely since people don’t have the means to eat in the coming recession, much less rise up. I go over all that and more today. We’re fucked and nobody cares, so tell a friend to tell a friend – Weekly Hellscape is back. Get your kit. We’re hunting demons. – For the first story in the “good news” section, government officials can’t block people on social media. Wanna harass a politician with a government account? Go for it! From EFF: “The Second Circuit made several important findings. First, the court found that @realDonaldTrump is in fact controlled and maintained by the government, and used to conduct official governmental business. The Court relied on the bio in the @realDonaldTrump profile and other public statements and documented how he used the account to announce changes in his cabinet, changes in government policy positions, and even informing the public about talks with North Korea about nuclear disarmament. In finding that the blocking was state, and not private, action, the court rejected the government’s argument that the President still used the account as a private person, and found it irrelevant that he originally started the account as a private citizen. Second, the Court found that the interactive components of @realDonaldTrump comprise a public forum, that is, a space generally open, indiscriminately, for the speech of the public, and in which viewpoint discrimination is prohibited. Next, the court rejected the argument that workarounds existed to allow blocked users to read and reply to the @realDonaldTrump feed in any event, finding that such workarounds nevertheless hindered the blocked users’ ability to participate in the forum, a burden on their speech that “runs afoul of the First Amendment.” Finally, the Second Circuit rejected the government’s argument that the entire Twitter page for @realDonaldTrump is government speech, in essence, a claim that the President is speaking by curating his reply feed to express his own message. When the government itself speaks, it may pick and choose the viewpoints it wants to express. The court found that the replies, mentions, retweets, and likes were instead the speech of the multiple users who post them, not the government. The court’s ability to distinguish the different functionalities of Twitter and social media pages is fundamental to preserving the public’s ability to speak freely as the government continues to adopt new technologies for communicating with the public.” https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/president-trump-loses-government-cant-block-critics-social-media The right might not like this now, and the left won’t in four years when their politicians are being harassed, but as a free-speech anarchist, I couldn’t be happier. Fuck y’all’s favorite guy. They get flak too. Now it’s law. And speaking of freedom, CA just approved a measure that would give authorized weed its own banking sector, bypassing federal legislation against money going to scheduled drugs. Now the citizens just need to approve it, too. Assuming voting works, anyway. From ActivistPost: “Last week, a second California Assembly committee unanimously passed a bill that would establish limited state-chartered banks to serve the cannabis industry. Final passage of this legislation would remove a major federal roadblock in front of the developing industry in the state and further nullify federal prohibition in practice. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, (D-Van Nuys), along with a bipartisan coalition of eight cosponsors, filed Senate Bill 51 (SB51) on Dec. 4. The legislation would create a self-contained banking system for the cannabis industry in California. Because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, cannabis businesses in states that have legalized marijuana remain effectively locked out of the banking system. If a federally chartered or insured financial institution touches marijuana money, it takes on significant legal risk. The federal government insures or charters virtually every bank in the U.S. As a result, cannabis businesses have been forced to transact almost exclusively in cash. Passage of SB51 would completely bypass the federal banking system and create a limited banking alternative for the marijuana industry in California.” California Committee Approves Measure to Create Banking Alternative for Cannabis Industry, Bypass Federal Reserve And in other freedom news from Cali, Oakland barred use of facial recognition by government. “Earlier this week, Oakland’s City Council voted unanimously to ban local government use of face surveillance. The amendment to Oakland’s Surveillance and Community Safety Ordinance will make Oakland the third U.S. city to take this critical step toward protecting the safety, privacy, and civil liberties of its residents. Local governments like those in San Francisco, CA; Somerville, MA; and now Oakland, CA are leading the way in proactively heading off the threat of this particularly pernicious form of surveillance. However, after a series of hearings by the House Oversight Committee, national and international policymakers have also begun to look closely at the technology’s threat to human rights and civil liberties. On the same day that Oakland’s City Council voted to ban government use of the technology, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act (H.R. 3494) that would require the Director of National Intelligence to report on the use of face surveillance by intelligence agencies. David Kaye, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, has also called for a moratorium on face surveillance saying, “Surveillance tools can interfere with human rights, from the right to privacy and freedom of expression to rights of association and assembly.”” Of course, being that CA also barred ammo purchase with no background check, the state still wouldn’t be freer overall, and being that corporations are statist snitches, it might not even matter, but progress is still progress. And BTW there’s a campaign from FightForTheFuture to ban government facial rec entirely. Find more on CommonDreams: “Facial recognition is unlike any other form of surveillance. It enables automated and ubiquitous monitoring of an entire population, and it is nearly impossible to avoid. If we don’t stop it from spreading, it will be used not to keep us safe, but to control and oppress us—just as it is already being used in authoritarian states.” https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/07/09/we-need-ban-it-entirely-beyond-regulation-new-us-campaign-calls-moratorium-facial?fbclid=IwAR1fePBaSXagqkJ7nx8wB8SG6xr2ArdbsRhL_tWi0UcTXHefGEQQLPxwWjA And Twitter unsuspended a prominent pro-Assange account. Pretty straightforward. Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account In Response To Backlash That said… time for the bad news. There’s a lot. And a lot has happened since I’ve been gone, but this is still the “Weekly” Hellscape, so I’
59 minutes | May 12, 2019
The Infowars Scarlet Letter Is Official, And The War Machine Churns On | MEGASHOW #2 Part 1
Lots of pedos in government, more technocratic tracking methods, and the forward march on deciding how you think… this week’s episode is extra-bad. Here’s what Necrotopia is. Here’s why I was blocked from Twitter. https://twitter.com/InsanityIsFree/status/1124711003621556236 This season’s featured song is A Story That Shouldn’t Be Told by Zachary Larmer. Thanks to him for being the Season 2 song. If you have something similar you want to be the Season 3 song, LMK. The one piece of good news I found for that week is that the US government has agreed with the Russian and Chinese governments, respectively, on a framework for pulling out of Afghanistan. From Antiwar: “The general idea is that the US and allied forces would leave Afghanistan as part of a peace deal, which would come with a commitment from the Taliban to keep ISIS and al-Qaeda out of the country. These are the terms which were already reported to have been coming out of US-Taliban talks, and the State Department’s own statement said the other nations support an “orderly and responsible withdrawal of foreign troops.” Negotiating the specifics beyond this framework, including timing, has yet to be done, and US efforts to get the Taliban talking with the Afghan government are on hold after Afghan officials failed to show for last week’s meeting.” US Agrees With Russia, China on Framework for Afghanistan Pullout So let’s start with the root of this week’s main problem, that being Facebook censorship… by taking a look at Facebook’s mechanisms. Facebook employs the help of a shady organization known as the “International Fact-Checking Network” or IFCN, do do its dirty work, laying all the blame on them when they get things wrong. From RT: “[T]he social network’s choice of people to trust with the power to decide what is true or false does raise questions. This seemingly impressive “international network” Facebook mentions is a project run by Florida-based private school of journalism – the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. The project, which Facebook apparently uses as a sole instrument to find trustworthy “partners,” seems to be way more than just a selfless initiative aimed at helping people navigate through questionable information. The IFCN was launched in 2015 following a generous donation totaling $300,000, which the Poynter Institute received from two sources. One of them is the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) – a “soft-power” organization, which is funded primarily through annual allocations from the US Congress. Another one is the Omidyar Network – a foundation run by the eBay founder and self-described “progressive” billionaire Pierre Omidyar. Although he has not yet apparently gained as much fame – or infamy for that matter – as another US billionaire and renowned political meddler, George Soros, Omidyar has also lately shown himself as a major patron of regime-change operations. As early as in 2014, the US media reported that Omidyar supported anti-government groups in Ukraine that opposed the then President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted during Maidan… Notably, two years after the launch of the IFCN Omidyar teamed up with none other than another “liberal interventionist” – Soros – to channel some $1.3 million into the project to support its development. The Poynter Institute itself also has the Omidyar Network as well as the Democracy Fund – another foundation linked to the eBay founder – on its list of major donors, alongside Open Society Foundations (OSF) run by Soros and the NED.” So let’s clarify. A wealthy, anti-Russian think tank being run out of a Florida “journalism” school, with the help of billionaires and investors known to have biases is their “source” on truth. Wanna make matters worse? They recently published a list of “fake news” sites, including the Daily Caller, whose fact checking service was included in Poynter’s IFCN, while their main site was added to their list of “fake news”. https://dailycaller.com/2018/02/15/poynter-accepts-daily-caller-check-your-fact-international-fact-checking-network/ https://www.vox.com/2019/5/2/18522758/facebook-fact-checking-partnership-daily-caller I got my hands on a copy of this list, and I will do a thorough review of this list in the coming days. But there’s too much here to address in a small segment. Suffice it to say, the sites I look to for a lot of my information are included. But the fact that multiple list members have been targeted by flagrant abuse of Facebook TOS should tell you all you need to know. From what it looks like, the wealthy and elitists are deciding what you get to read. For proof, look no further than their recent ban of Infowars, along with Milo Yiannopolous, Laura Loomer, Paul Joseph Watson, Louis Farrakhan, and more. And what’s more, users will now be banned simply for posting things favorable to these figures. Not only can you not post what they say, and neither can they, but you can’t even speak out against the policy. From TFTP: “In one of the most disturbing moves by Facebook we’ve ever seen, the platform banned Alex Jones and other controversial U.S. political personalities for violating the social media company’s policies on “dangerous individuals and organizations.”… While Facebook has previously banned Infowars from their platform, they allowed personal pages to stay up, but this was apparently too much for the platform to handle. Yes, some of the things Infowars and Alex Jones say are utter nonsense and borderlines on hysterical Islamaphobia. The Free Thought Project has — on more than one occasion — written entire pieces condemning some of the things said by Alex Jones and the other folks at Infowars. Never, however, have we advocated for the silencing and banning of any group. But this time, Facebook reportedly went a step further than just banning Infowars content on their website. According to reports, they are promising to ban groups and individuals for merely sharing their content.” Now, the list made by Poynter has been pulled, but as I said, I have it anyway (thank you internet), and Tim Pool went over how it was removed and a letter from the editor replaced it. The letter from Barbara Allen, managing editor, reads… “Dear readers: On Tuesday, April 30, Poynter posted a list of 515 “unreliable” news websites, built from pre-existing databases compiled by journalists, fact-checkers and researchers around the country. Our aim was to provide a useful tool for readers to gauge the legitimacy of the information they were consuming. Soon after we published, we received complaints from those on the list and readers who objected to the inclusion of certain sites, and the exclusion of others. We began an audit to test the accuracy and veracity of the list, and while we feel that many of the sites did have a track record of publishing unreliable information, our review found weaknesses in the methodology. We detected inconsistencies between the findings of the original databases that were the sources for the list and our own rendering of the final report. Therefore, we are removing this unreliable sites list until we are able to provide our audience a more consistent and rigorous set of criteria. The list was intended to be a starting place for readers and journalists to learn more about the veracity of websites that purported to offer news; it was not intended to be definitive or all encompassing. We regret that we failed to ensure that the data was rigorous before publication, and apologize for the confusion and agitation caused by its publication. We pledge to continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards.” So that’s some bullshit, but I’ll get into why when I go over the letter. And since it’s bullshit, much like TFTP has had to do SEVERAL times, Infowars started a new page, and began streaming against FB. Well CNBC was already scrambling to get the word out when it happened, saying: “Despite the so-called ban, Alex Jones’ InfoWars was quickly back online with a page titled “Infowars is Back” and a livestream where Alex Jones is talking about how he has been banned. “Enforcement is happening as we speak, so accounts should be down shortly,” a Facebook spokesperson told CNBC in an email. The stream disappeared shortly after that. The delay is yet another sign that while huge companies such as Facebook and Google’s YouTube have to fight to keep content under control, it’s tough for both to monitor and remove accounts and content that can pop right back up with new pages. It’s like a big game of whack-a-mole.” The page also includes a video from CNBC about how PayPal has decided not to work with Infowars either, including an official statement from PayPal saying: “We’ve made a decision to end our relationship with the Infowars websites, including PrisonPlanet… We undertook an extensive review of the Infowars sites, and found instances that promoted hate or discriminatory intolerance of certain communities and religions, which run counter to our core values of inclusion.” So there you have it. Say the wrong thing for too long, and you will not be able to speak to most people where they are. It should be no surprise that an organization like Facebook, taking its truthiness cues from Soros backed thinktanks, would try to wipe away Infowars, and anyone else critical of Soros. Or even anyone who even obliquely supports anyone critical of Soros. Like Brandon Straka, who posted an interview he was invited to by Alex Jones, and now can’t access his account. He said: “FACEBOOK JUST BANNED ME AS I AM PLANNING THE #WalkAway March on Washington!!! I have
54 minutes | Apr 27, 2019
They’re Tracking Your Face And Beating Your Weak – Season Two Premiere!
It’s late – apologies – still trying to deal with the fact that I’m actively being scammed. Rant: How Buying A Car On Craigslist Fucked Up Months Of My Life If you want grandmas and children thrown around by cops, the further advancement of the AI biometric surveillance state, the latest US death toll in Afghanistan, and more, you’ve come to the right place. For the first episode on Activist Post, I have a good one for y’all today. If you’re new here, I’m an angry anarchist, and this show is my way of possibly making you both. Get your kit – we’re hunting demons. This season’s featured song is A Story That Shouldn’t Be Told by Zachary Larmer. Thanks to him for being the Season 2 song. If you have something similar you want to be the Season 3 song, LMK. In the first piece of good news, Massachusetts has decided that local police can’t ping your phone to track its location, without a warrant. From EFF: “There’s heartening news for our location privacy out of Massachusetts this week. The Supreme Judicial Court, the state’s highest court, ruled that police access to real-time cell phone location data—whether it comes from a phone company or from technology like a cell site simulator—intrudes on a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy. Absent exigent circumstances, the court held, the police must get a warrant.” https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/massachusetts-court-blocks-warrantless-access-real-time-cell-phone-location-data So while the Fourth Amendment is being more protected, the First got a victory, too, when a federal judge struck down a Texas anti-BDS law. From CommonDreams: “In a decision hailed as a “landmark” victory for the First Amendment, a federal judge on Thursday struck down a Texas law requiring government contractors to sign a pledge vowing not to participate in the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement.” https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/04/26/landmark -victory-first-amendment-court-strikes-down-texas-anti-bds-law# Also, TI and Scrapp Deleon worked with Lithonia Georgia’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church to bail out 23 nonviolent offenders from jail, and give them the tools necessary to avoid recidivism. From HuffPo: “Each of the recipients has been paired with a mentor for weekly check-ins, and the church has set aside money to open college funds for the recipients’ children…. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church started raising funds for the bail program at the start of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and reflection that leads up to Easter, the day that Christians believe Jesus Christ was resurrected. The church’s initial goal was to raise $40,000. It ended up raising about $120,000.” Releasing scholarship funds for all of the children of released inmates, breaks the cycle of crime often called the “school to prison pipeline”. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/new-birth-missionary-baptist-church-bail-out_n_5cc0cbcde4b01b6b3efc29c0 And in a similar victory, as reported in a piece by Waking Times, entitled “MORE THAN 50,000 MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS IN LOS ANGELES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY WIPED CLEAN”, it highlights the results of a new proposition passed which would expunge low-level felonies from someone’s record. LA and San Joaquin County are the latest to implement it. From WT: “The latest and largest metroplex to take on this issue is Los Angeles, where officials from two counties are putting plans in place to reverse over 54,000 prior convictions. Code for America, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the government to use technology in the service of the citizenry, will be employing an algorithm to quickly identify qualified beneficiaries and automatically remove their convictions.” So a lot of good is happening, but to be clear, a lot of bad is as well. Let’s hit it. We’ll start off light – the EFF had a long running lawsuit against the NSA dismissed by a judge, who cited threats to security from secrecy breaches. From EFF: “EFF’s case challenging NSA spying, Jewel v. NSA, has come further than any case trying to end the government’s mass surveillance programs. Our clients have survived multiple efforts by the government to end the case, and they continue to push for their day in court. As a result, we’re no stranger to overcoming legal obstacles thrown our way. The latest obstacle came Thursday, when the court hearing our long-running case challenging NSA spying ruled that the lawsuit should be dismissed on account of the government’s argument that to proceed further would jeopardize national security. Although we are disappointed that the case was dismissed on the basis of the government’s state secrecy arguments, we are not surprised. The Justice Department insists that our legal fight against this spying is bound by a Catch-22: no one can sue unless the court first determines that they were certainly touched by the vast surveillance mechanisms of the NSA. But, the government argued successfully, the court cannot decide whether any particular person’s email, web searches, social media or phone calls were touched by the surveillance unless the government admits it. Which, of course, it will not do.” https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/judge-dodges-legality-nsa-mass-spying-citing-secrecy-claims So while the NSA guaranteeable spies on people, and while it’s almost certain the NSA spied on their client, they can’t sue the NSA unless they can prove it happened, and that would involve accessing records only accessible if they’re being sued. All of this happens while airports become training grounds for facial recognition AI. From ZeroHedge: “The Department of Homeland Security says that facial recognition technology will be used on 97% of passengers departing the US by 2023… Already deployed in seventeen international airports, including Atlanta, New York City, Boston, San Jose, Chicago, and two airports in Houston, DHS systems will photograph and scan passengers at their departure gate, cross-referencing their face against a library of face images from visa and passport applications, as well as those taken by border agents when foreigners enter the country.” https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-22/dhs-face-scan-97-international-travelers-within-four-years MacKenzie Fegan noted use of this as a boarding method, saying: “I just boarded an international @JetBlue flight. Instead of scanning my boarding pass or handing over my passport, I looked into a camera before being allowed down the jet bridge. Did facial recognition replace boarding passes, unbeknownst to me? Did I consent to this?” I just boarded an international @JetBlue flight. Instead of scanning my boarding pass or handing over my passport, I looked into a camera before being allowed down the jet bridge. Did facial recognition replace boarding passes, unbeknownst to me? Did I consent to this? — MacKenzie Fegan (@mackenzief) April 17, 2019 JetBlue responded to her, with a standard “we’re sorry you feel that way”, telling her she can opt out, even though they didn’t tell her that before it happened, but in an exchange which followed, they said they matched faces against a US Border Patrol and Customs database, and an AI scans it and opens the gate. No info on how they got her picture. So do you want to fly? Be prepared for a future, not only of tracking, but of your face following you after airports, to do so. Add to that, from ActivistPost, The GAO has confirmed inaccuracy and privacy violations in the FBI’s use of facial recognition data. “Until FBI officials can assure themselves that the data they receive from external partners are reasonably accurate and reliable, it is unclear whether such agreements are beneficial to the FBI, whether the investment of public resources is justified, and whether photos of innocent people are unnecessarily included as investigative leads,” auditors wrote.” FBI Fails Privacy And Accuracy Tests On Its Facial Recognition Tools According To GAO Report, While A.I. Police State Advances But yeah, let’s put this shit everywhere, and make sure it’s in all public places, and required for transactions. Not gonna end poorly at all. Except like in this other article linked here, facial recognition software led to someone’s arrest for stealing from an Apple store, when he didn’t do it. Man Falsely Arrested at Direction of Apple’s Artificial Intelligence: $1 Billion Lawsuit He’s suing now. And while we’re talking about this kind of technocracy, the government-to-Facebook pipeline is wider than ever, their most recent hire being an author of the Patriot Act. From CommonDreams: “Social media giant Facebook made a major hire Monday, bringing on lawyer Jennifer Newstead as the company’s general counsel—a move that generated criticism due to Newstead’s work two decades ago drafting the Patriot Act. The company announced the hire by citing Newstead’s extensive work in government. Most recently, Newstead acted as the legal adviser for the State Department. During her time in the Bush administration, Newstead was known for being the “day to day manager of the Patriot Act in Congress,” according to torture memo author John Yoo. “Jennifer is a seasoned leader whose global perspective and experience will help us fulfill our mission,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a statement. Newstead referred to Facebook’s role in the public discourse in a statement released by the company. “Facebook’s products play an important role in societies around the world,” said Newstead. “I am looking forward to working wi
57 minutes | Apr 21, 2019
Dead Kids, Secret Meetings, Hacktivist Revenge, And More!
It’s late. Again. Hughesnet sucks ass and apparently WP’s uploader does too, because not only did uploading to CPanel directly work faster, but it FUCKING WORKED THE FIRST GODDAMNED TIME! For those of you who don’t know, I was up very late, trying over and over to use the WP uploader for this episode. I started trying at like 2p PT, and couldn’t make it happen. https://twitter.com/WeeklyHellscape/status/1119787099278987264 So not only does this absolutely cement my need to move, for this and other reasons, so that I can get internet that is actually internet, but it means that I’ll be uploading everything through CPanel now, and regretting wasting time doing anything fucking else. If you want to know how to do that, here’s a free tutorial – login to CPanel, go to your host’s file manager, go to the uploads folder of your WP install, and upload it there, and while you do, install this plugin to import the new file to your WP library. Fast as fuck, and it actually goddamned works. Anyway, construction workers found a bunch of unmarked child graves outside an old US Government boys’ institution which opened in 1900, the US is partnering with neocons to carve up Venezuela, and cops are sadistic thugs. What more could you want from the demons who run this place? This season’s featured song is Sway, by Know Your Enemy – who graciously allowed me to use the song. It’s fucking criminal how unknown this band is. Go change that by liking their vid, subbing to their YT, and getting some merch if you really like it. Thanks to them for being the Season 1 song. If you have something similar you want to be the Season 2 song, LMK. So in the first and only piece of good news, local cops in Virginia won’t be able to automatically track you using your license plates. From EFF: “Thanks to a recent ruling by Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Robert J. Smith, drivers in Fairfax County, Virginia need not worry that local police are maintaining ALPR records of their travels for work, prayer, protest or play. Earlier this month, Judge Smith ordered an injunction against the use of the license plate database, finding that the “passive” use of Fairfax County Police Department’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) system violated Virginia’s Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act (Data Act). This means that the Fairfax County Police will be required to purge its database of ALPR data that isn’t linked to a criminal investigation and stop using ALPRs to passively collect data on people who aren’t suspected of criminal activity. The ruling came in response to a complaint brought by the ACLU of Virginia in support of Harris Neal, a local resident whose license plate had been recorded at least twice by the Fairfax police.” https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/victory-fairfax-virginia-judge-finds-local-police-use-alpr-violates-states-data Have good news you want to make sure is covered? Make sure you get it in the week of. I really am willing to cover the good stuff… just hard to find. So let’s start off light with the Notre Dame cathedral burning. While certain rightwing figures were already blaming Islam for no good reason, the YouTube algorithms were calling it a 9/11 video, and putting their anti-conspiracy warning on the bottom of the video, linking users to the 9/11 entry in Encyclopedia Britannica. From The Mind Unleashed: “However, those watching the live-streamed broadcast on YouTube saw something strange—an excerpt from an Encyclopedia Britannica entry regarding the World Trade Center bombing on September 11, 2001 accompanied the footage. And while the text box may seem like a complete non-sequitur, it was actually a disclaimer meant to discourage the spread of what YouTube’s algorithms mistakenly flagged as a “conspiracy theory” or “fake news.” As it turned out, the columns of smoke rising from the Gothic cathedral bore a startling resemblance to those of 9/11–and YouTube’s anti-conspiracy software was quick to kick into gear.” YouTube Flags Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Video as ‘9/11 Conspiracy’ Youtube was vewwy sowwy uwu about their algorithm deciding to be bullshit again, saying: “We are deeply saddened by the ongoing fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral … These panels are triggered algorithmically and our systems sometimes make the wrong call. We are disabling these panels for live streams related to the fire.” I “absolutely don’t” recommend that anyone who wants to talk 9/11 truth run a Notre Dame stream to do it and #PushTheAlgo. Don’t do that. That’d be bad. And while that happens, read this ActivistPost article about how your “representatives” are proposing bills to get banks to stop serving manufacturers and merchants of guns. Say it with me: “nobody wants to take your guns”. Then remember that financial institutions have already gotten in the way of speech online, and corporations already decided what “safe harbor” sites like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook can show you. Hence Notre Dame getting called 9/11 by a feature designed to do just that. Gun Control Advocates Want Banks to Refuse Service to Gun Companies David Hogg even called for this to happen, in a tweet posted yesterday. https://twitter.com/WeeklyHellscape/status/1116798611738652672 And while that happens, Chase has already abruptly shut down the accounts of many rightists, as has been looked into by Dan Dicks at PressForTruth. Laura Loomer, Joe Biggs, Martina Markota and Enrique Tarrio are all unable to access their accounts. And while that censorship happens, Quartz reports that Scribd has censored literal public documents because some cunt decided to copyright the Muller Report. In doing so, Scribd’s “book ID” system false flagged all proceeding uploads and took them down. “[I]n a taste of what’s to come with the EU’s views on copyright enforcement, the online document portal Scribd took down multiple copies of the Mueller Report claiming that their algorithms identified it as a copyrighted work. Scribd thought the Mueller Report was copyrighted because there was no one to think otherwise—the company uses an algorithm to make determinations about intellectual property violations. Update (5:36pm ET): A spokeswoman for the company says that “a leading global publisher” released the report as a book, fooling Scribd’s systems into thinking the report was owned by the publisher. The company identified 32 copies of the document, all of which were removed and then reinstated, she said. There are still many copies of the report on Scribd, though searches on Scribd for text known to be in the report reveal that few of those copies are more than the unsearchable images of the document’s scanned pages. A separate request Quartz made to reinstate its own versions of the document was resolved 17 minutes after we sent it, seemingly after an employee review. Users affected by the takedown received an email from the company indicating that “Scribd’s BookID copyright protection system has disabled access” to their documents, even though the email admits, “This does not necessarily mean that an infringement has occurred” or that the uploaders “have done anything wrong.” The email continued, “Like all automated systems, it will occasionally identify legitimate content as a possible infringement. Unfortunately, the volume of content in Scribd’s library prohibits us from reaching out for verification before BookID disables content. Scribd frequently updates BookID in order to reduce false positives.” In summary: Scribd admits there’s no way to making an automated system that is 100% correct all the time… …has decided that it’s too popular a service to have humans vet its algorithms decisions, and… …will update its systems after the fact when things go awry.” https://qz.com/1599975/scribd-taking-down-the-mueller-report-is-what-eu-article-13-looks-like/ So Scwibbd is vewwy sowwy too uwu, and now publicly admits to having a poorly designed flagging system, highly susceptible to abuse, just like YouTube’s “Notre Dame is 9/11” fiasco. Fun times we live in. And into more censorship, an article on Activist Post called “Splinternet: EU Censorship Ramps Up With ACTA 2, While UK Passes Terror Law, Porn Law, and Introduces First Internet Regulation Agency” highlights new EU censorship of literally the whole internet. In the UK, for instance, users will now have to show their papers to prove they’re 18+ to view porn online, viewing “terrorist propaganda” will be treated as a hate crime, and your content will be regulated for “Incitement of violence and the spread of violent (including terrorist) content, Encouragement of self-harm or suicide, The spread of disinformation and fake news, Cyberbullying, Children’s access to inappropriate material, Child exploitation and abuse content”. So if you’re simply mean to someone, you will soon break UK law in doing so, treated in a similar bracket to terrorists and wannabe kid fuckers. Isn’t it grand? Splinternet: EU Censorship Ramps Up With ACTA 2, While UK Passes Terror Law, Porn Law, and Introduces First Internet Regulation Agency The article also quotes Pirate Party Germany member Julia Reda in saying the “ACTA 2” the EU just passed will have the following consequences… “- Commercial sites and apps where users can post material must make “best efforts” to preemptively buy licences for anything that users may possibly upload – that is: all copyrighted content in the world. An impossible feat. – In addition, all but very few sites (those both tiny and very new) will need to do everything in their power to prevent anything from ever goi
56 minutes | Apr 13, 2019
The FBI Has Your DNA Test, Julian Assange Illegally Arrested, Malware Is Spying On You, And More
So Iran and the US are calling each other terrorists, your phone is universally watching and tracking you with malware, likely for the government, and I go into some detail about the illegal arrest of Julian Assange. Plus, the media doesn’t care about innocent Muslim deaths anymore again, so I cover some of those. Life is fucking good, if by “good”, you mean, “one foot closer to the property line for literal Hades”. This season’s featured song is Sway, by Know Your Enemy – who graciously allowed me to use the song. It’s fucking criminal how unknown this band is. Go change that by liking their vid, subbing to their YT, and getting some merch if you really like it. So in our first piece of good news, if you live in West Virginia, you’ll now be in a state which allows you to convert FRNs to metals, tax free. From Activist Post… “Before the ink could even dry on West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s signature on a repeal of sales taxation on gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion and coins, legislators in Wisconsin and Maine introduced similar measures in their own states. All told, 39 states have now reduced or eliminated sales taxes on the monetary metals, and Wisconsin, Maine, Kansas, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Tennessee are all actively considering bills of their own this month. West Virginia’s Senate Bill 502 enjoyed tremendous popularity, passing through the State Senate unanimously before passing out of the House 90-9. Starting July 1, investors, savers, and small businesses in the state are no longer required to pay sales and use tax on the exchange of dollars for the monetary metals. Earlier this week, Representative Justin Fecteau (R – Augusta) of Maine introduced LD 1446, a measure to repeal sales taxes on precious metals, saying, “Seven years since his 2012 run for President, the monetary policy lessons of Congressman Ron Paul still stick out to me. This bill is an important first step to restore sound money in Maine by refusing to tax the conversion from one legal tender to another.”” West Virginia Joins Growing Sound Money Movement — Six Other States Now Weighing Their Own Bills to End Taxes on Gold & Silver “a new bill passed in mid-March that states that Floridians are now able to grow fruit and vegetables in their front yards without fear of local government fines. The Miami Herald reports that Republican Senator Rob Bradley sponsored the bill and described it as a “vast overreach.” Given how many food deserts exist and how hard it can be for many families to access fresh and affordable food, such bans are an absurd step in the wrong direction. Bradley said, “The world is changing when it comes to food. There’s a big interest when it comes to locally sourced food or organic products. It is our role, our duty to review decisions that are made in the courts that uphold local government actions that violate property rights in the State of Florida … When you own a piece of property, you should be able to grow food on that property for your family’s consumption. (source)” https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article228219329.html Bargill, the lawyer who represented Ricketts and Carroll, said he is pleased with the new legislation, and added that he “looks forward to the day where no Floridian would worry about crippling fines for the offense of growing cabbage.”” Florida Will Generously Allow Homeowners to Garden in Their Own Yards But that’s all I found for good news this week. So let’s hit the bad, starting with the arrest of Julian Assange. On April 4th, a “high level Ecuadorian government source said Julian would be expelled from the embassy, and arrested in “hours to days”. From Consortium news: “[President Lenin] Moreno has accused WikiLeaks of leaking documents allegedly implicating him and his family in a corruption scheme with a Panamanian investment firm, INA Investments Corp. WikiLeaks has denied being behind the leaks and no documents related to the scandal appear on its website. Moreno said the alleged leak by WikiLeaks is a breach in a “protocol” with Assange that allows him to remain in the London embassy in exchange for his public silence on all political matters. Assange has never agreed to the protocol. His social media accounts were shut down by Ecuador in March 2018. Because of this so-called “breach,” Assange will be made to leave the embassy and would be arrested by British authorities. Assange has been a refugee inside the embassy since 2012, fearing that if he were to be arrested the UK would extradite him to the United States to stand trail for publishing classified information.” BREAKING: Assange ‘Will Be’ Arrested in ‘Hours to Days,’ WikiLeaks Says So Julian was essentially kicked out on false pretenses, and it gets worse, because in a leaked transcript, he also recently stated “I am an assassination risk. It’s not a joke. It is a serious business,” said Assange – who noted that “There have been attempts by people to get into this embassy through the windows at night. It appears that there may have even been an attempt last night, at 4:30am.” https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-07/i-am-assassination-risk-julian-assange-and-ecuadors-attorney-general-face-leaked So he’s being expelled in retaliation for documents the Ecuadorian Embassy can’t prove he leaked – documents the President wants hidden because of a corruption scandal they unveil. And why would Assange be arrested now, after all this time? From ActivateNow… “Allegations against Assange in Sweden have long been dropped, and he is facing only a minor infraction in the UK for failing to turn up to a court hearing, a police bail warrant. The warrant issued in question arose 12 days after Julian entered the Ecuador Embassy seeking asylum from U.S. threats against his life and liberty. So that warrant should never have been issued in the first place, as Asylum/international law overrides domestic (UK) law. Instead, the Bail warrant should have been dropped after Sweden dropped its preliminary investigation and Julian wasn’t charged as the warrant was attached to the European Arrest Warrant on that case. In October of last year, Wikileaks tweeted that Ecuador was being pressured to end Assange’s asylum and citizenship so he can be arrested by British police and extradited to the U.S. to presumably face charges under the Espionage Act — the federal law often used to punish whistleblowers. This is due to the fact that under the Ecuadorian constitution extradition is forbidden.” Wikileaks Julian Assange Emergency Unity4J Vigil For Rumors Of Expulsion So that brings us to the arrest. On Thursday, he was expelled from the embassy, and hauled into a police van, so he could be extradited to the United States. Trump, who says he’s “never heard of Wikileaks”, after a long history of supporting them when they seemed to help him, agrees with the US decision to extradite him under the Espionage Act. The DOJ had this to say. “The indictment alleges that in March 2010, Assange engaged in a conspiracy with Chelsea Manning, a former intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army, to assist Manning in cracking a password stored on U.S. Department of Defense computers connected to the Secret Internet Protocol Network (SIPRNet), a U.S. government network used for classified documents and communications. Manning, who had access to the computers in connection with her duties as an intelligence analyst, was using the computers to download classified records to transmit to WikiLeaks. Cracking the password would have allowed Manning to log on to the computers under a username that did not belong to her. Such a deceptive measure would have made it more difficult for investigators to determine the source of the illegal disclosures. During the conspiracy, Manning and Assange engaged in real-time discussions regarding Manning’s transmission of classified records to Assange. The discussions also reflect Assange actively encouraging Manning to provide more information. During an exchange, Manning told Assange that “after this upload, that’s all I really have got left.” To which Assange replied, “curious eyes never run dry in my experience.” Assange is charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion and is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and Nancy McNamara, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after the charges were unsealed. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Doherty-McCormick, Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kellen S. Dwyer, Thomas W. Traxler and Gordon D. Kromberg, and Trial Attorneys Matthew R. Walczewski and Nicholas O. Hunter of the Justice Department’s National Security Division are prosecuting the case. The extradition will be handled by the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs.” https://www.justice.gov/usao-edva/pr/wikileaks-founder-charged-computer-hacking-conspiracy So Assange will be suppressed as a spy. And there’s much more info in this ZeroHedge article… https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-11/julian-assange-arrested-london Fantastic. What else is happening? Well, while Assange may rot in jail as a “spy” for telli
58 minutes | Apr 5, 2019
Pedos In Government, Economic And Ecological DISASTER, Nuclear War Posturing, and More!
Flooding, economic catastrophe, pedo cops, and worse, get ready for an explosive episode sure to depress the happiest and anger the most peaceful. This season’s featured song is Sway, by Know Your Enemy – who graciously allowed me to use the song. It’s fucking criminal how unknown this band is. Go change that by liking their vid, subbing to their YT, and getting some merch if you really like it. The only good news I could find was limited. But as tradition goes, so do I, so let’s hit it. A school district in South Bend, Indiana has started feeding low-income kids at home too. They can sign up and get a frozen meal made of food leftover from the regular program. Less waste and less hungry poor people. Great! https://news4sanantonio.com/news/nation-world/indiana-school-district-to-package-unused-cafeteria-food-into-take-home-meals Another good news is a man who stood up to ICE officers trying to intimidate him with unqualified papers into searching his car for two undocumented immigrants who just came from a court hearing. Watch the video here. From FTP: “Bryan MacCormack is the executive director of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement which has led him on a journey of learning immigration law. This journey came to a head earlier this month when MacCormack was filmed thwarting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer’s attempt to circumvent the constitution and make an arrest.” ‘You Have No Jurisdiction Over Me’: US Citizen Owns Officers, Shuts Down Arrest By Knowing the Law And from the Tenth Amendment Center, Utah has legally banned warrantless cloud data collection. Some caveats though – as TAC says: “HB57 does provide some exceptions to the warrant requirement that will allow law enforcement agencies to obtain location information in the event of an emergency involving an imminent risk to an individual of death, serious physical injury, sexual abuse, live-streamed sexual exploitation, kidnapping, or human trafficking; or if a remote computing service inadvertently discovers information that appears to pertain to the commission of a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving physical violence, sexual abuse, or dishonesty. It also allows police to access stored or transmitted data from an electronic device, or electronic information or data transmitted by the owner of the electronic information or data to a remote computing service under a judicially recognized exception to the warrant requirement, or in connection with a report forwarded by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children under 18 U.S.C. Sec. 2258A. The new statute specifically excludes information obtained in violation of the law from judicial proceedings.” https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/04/signed-as-law-utah-bans-warrantless-access-to-information-in-the-cloud/ So that “good news” is as qualified as the next one, which is that TruthStream Media did a great anticensorship video, and shouted out The Weekly Hellscape! Make sure to watch to the end to see the shout, and subscribe to those people. Consistently good content for years now. https://twitter.com/WeeklyHellscape/status/1111839310351925248 I wish the issue didn’t exist to be opposed, but here we are. Sorta like how Russia tried to compel VPN services to abide by its guidelines, and most flipped them the bird, except Kaspersky. Russian regulators ask VPNs to block blacklisted websites, but most have refused Again, mixed good news. All that said, let’s get the bad done now. In our first story, Alex Jones might be banned from Instagram because of people commenting on his post. He posted an anti-NWO, anti-capitalist image, and since a tiny percent of the comments were antisemitic, Instagram is “investigating” him now. Whatever the fuck that means. The artist had this to say. “Mear One has described as “hysteria” the idea that the work was a reference to Jewish people. He made the comments in a blog on the website of renowned conspiracy theorist David Icke, who has been accused of being a holocaust denier. “This mural is about class, not race, and labeling it as anti-Semitic is a divisive, self-interested political tactic,” Mear One added on Twitter, in a post he retweeted only this week. Many of Jones’ Instagram followers interpreted the figures sat at the Monopoly board as being Jewish. “Look at all those jews,” said one comment. “Stop Zionist shilling,” read another. “F—ing jews,” a third person remarked.” https://www.businessinsider.com/instagram-investigates-alex-jones-post-anti-semitic-hate-2019-3 According to another BI post, they’re considering just designating him a “hate figure”, citing internal email exchanges on the matter. Why does that matter? Well let’s read a couple things. “”His personal IG account https://www.instagram.com/real_alexjones/ does not currently violate (an IG account has to have at least 30% of content violating at a given point in time as per our regular guidelines). “However, there’s currently internal discussions around his designation as a hate figure (for internal reference: T42171033). I’ll defer to Comms and Strategic Response teams for further information on this.” If Jones were designated as a “hate figure,” he would be barred from Instagram, and praise or support for his work would be prohibited. (He was barred from Facebook in July.)” The piece continues: “Another member of the policy team added: “This image is widely acknowledged to be anti-Semitic and is a famous image in the UK due to public controversy around it. If we go back and say it does not violate we will be in for a lot criticism.” The person appears to be referring to a controversy last year, when the British politician Jeremy Corbyn voiced his support for a Mear One mural in London similar to the painting Jones posted on Instagram. After an outpouring of anger, Corbyn later said he regretted the remark and made clear that Mear One’s mural was “deeply disturbing and anti-Semitic.”” “By Thursday, the post in question was quietly removed.” https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-emails-reveal-discussion-about-alex-jones-instagram-account-2019-3 So hear that? Context doesn’t matter – intent doesn’t either. They say you hate Jews, and you hate Jews. A fact they can crete out of thin air to silence people. Almost like… alternative facts? Either way, if you want to support me, and don’t like censorship like this or like what Truthstream discussed either, join PocketNet with my link, and get on an anti-censor blockchain social net! But censorship aside, let’s talk the economy – according to ZeroHedge, most US debt is at an all-time high, and companies rated low on credit now outnumber businesses with A ratings. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-03/11-charts-show-world-has-learned-nothing-global-financial-crisis If that wasn’t bad enough, Michael Snyder at Activist Post reports fourteen alarming numbers. Read the whole post and check his sources here: Here Are 14 Very Alarming Numbers That Reveal The Current State Of The Economy He also covers farmland devastated by floods, and the hits farming has already taken lately. From the piece: “We have never seen anything like this before. According to satellite data that was just released by Reuters, “at least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland” were covered by water for at least seven days this month. That is an agricultural disaster without equal in modern American history, and yet the mainstream media is treating this like it is some sort of second-class story. It isn’t. This is the biggest news story of 2019 so far, and people want to know what is going on.” According To Satellite Data, “At Least 1 Million Acres Of U.S. Farmland” Have Been Devastated By Floods According to Reuters: At least 1 million acres (405,000 hectares) of U.S. farmland were flooded after the “bomb cyclone” storm left wide swaths of nine major grain producing states under water this month, satellite data analyzed by Gro Intelligence for Reuters showed. “Farms from the Dakotas to Missouri and beyond have been under water for a week or more, possibly impeding planting and damaging soil. The floods, which came just weeks before planting season starts in the Midwest, will likely reduce corn, wheat and soy production this year.” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/exclusive-more-than-1-million-acres-of-us-cropland-ravaged-by-floods/ar-BBVoRKX While that happens, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is trying to claim that Facebook breaks the law by targeting ads to protected demographics, and that selling houses on their platform shouldn’t have the same ad targeting as everything else. Jeffrey Tucker explained why that slippery slope would destroy internet economics. And so close to Article 13, too. This Agency Might Wreck Internet Economics So the economy is crippled and business is already hard enough, and targeted ads may soon be illegal. What could be worse? Well, the Russian gov sent 100 troops to Venezuela, so the U.S. Air Force deployed six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Europe, and in response, Russia flew its own jets over Edwards AFB and Fort Irwin. So we’re posturing for nuclear war with Russia again! Fun! Remember, duck and cover… a nuke-proof force field deploys when you do. Path To WW3? Russia Flies Jets Over U.S. Military Bases After Threats From Trump; Bolton To Get Out of Venezuela; NATO Drills In Europe And the US is refusing to confirm or deny that two American journalists are on its kill list. This program was already used to kill Americans Anwar, Abdulrahman, and Nawar Al-Awlaki, so keep that in mind. They don̵
59 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
Economic COLLAPSE, Big Oil Sellouts, Death Of Internet, Advancing AI police state, And More!
Well, it’s out on the day I said it’d be, at least… today, we talk everything in the title, drone strikes in Somalia, Google invading your local news, and so much more. Stick arouynd for a bad time. This season’s featured song is Sway, by Know Your Enemy – who graciously allowed me to use the song. It’s fucking criminal how unknown this band is. Go change that by liking their vid, subbing to their YT, and getting some merch if you really like it. So before you get into this, I must issue a dire warning, covered by Truthstream Media – listening to this podcast and consuming my media will increase the likelihood of you becoming a criminal! That’s right – a “New Study Claims Conspiracy Theorists More Likely to Become Criminals”, and “confirms” antisocial behavior is more likely if you buy any number of very specific things they went over. Well it’s like Lowkey said, “I’m not anti-America, America is anti-me”. Let’s find out why today So let’s hit the good news: Families in Ripon breathe relief as their residents, who protested a cell tower being placed on school grounds due to cancer cases that cropped up, saw victory when it was taken down. ““It’s been a very hard battle, a very hard battle. And I’m hoping we’ve reached the end of it,” mother Kellie Prime said. Now, these parents can breathe a sigh of relief after learning the cell tower outside of their sons’ former school, Weston Elementary, will soon be moved. Prime and Monica Ferrulli have been fighting for this since their sons, Kyle and Mason, were diagnosed with cancer. “Talking to specialists in the field, scientists, our own doctors,” Ferrulli explained. “All the information that we gathered indicated that that tower could be a factor in their illness.” While there is no proof that the tower had any impact on their cancer, these moms believe it did. Especially as more students and teachers fell ill. They say a total of eight were diagnosed in the past couple of years. “Having so many at one school in the district, with that tower being the one thing that sets Weston apart from the other schools, it’s the only thing we had to look into,” Prime said. After holding protests, and taking their concerns to the school board, Sprint now says it plans to move the cell tower.” Ripon Cell Tower to Be Removed From School Grounds; Mothers of Cancer Survivors Share Feelings of Relief And something similar happened at a school in South Africa. Protesters gathered and threatened to camp until a tower was removed. “After the residents objected strongly to the construction of the tower and threatened to camp at the site where the mast was erected until it is taken down, all workers and equipment were removed from the school.” https://risingsunchatsworth.co.za/131228/protest-leads-removal-cell-mast-school/ Similarly, in Ida Grove, Iowa, residents protested water fluoridation, and since, the council has halted the process… “In recent months, city leaders and residents debated whether fluoride in the water served as an effective means to reduce tooth decay or presented health risks to the public. About half of residents weighed in on the subject in a recent survey distributed through the city utility bills. A majority of respondents did not support continued fluoridation step, according to the city clerk’s office. In 1971 city officials started placing hydrofluorosilicic acid, most recently in liquid drops form, in the water supply for the Ida County city of 2,142. The council voted, 3-2, to end the practice, with councilmen Scott Tomlinson, Ryan Goodman and Gregor Ernst supporting the motion and councilmen Paul Cates and Doug Clough voting against it.” https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/ida-grove-ends-fluoride-treatment-of-water/article_58fbaaa8-6645-58ff-8436-08319a24d2f4.html And an Oregon bill would open gateways to marijuana being allowed into the banking sector. The bill allows the following: (a) To pay fees or taxes to a public body; (b) To pay rent on property that is leased by, or on behalf of, a cannabis business; (c) To pay a vendor that is physically located in Oregon for goods or services associated with a cannabis business; and (d) To purchase bonds issued by a public body. And Why is that necessary? “Because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, cannabis businesses in states that have legalized marijuana remain effectively locked out of the banking system. If a federally chartered or insured financial institution touches marijuana money, it takes on significant legal risk. The federal government insures or charters virtually every bank in the U.S. As a result, cannabis businesses have been forced to transact almost exclusively in cash. Passage of HB3169 would bypass the federal banking system and create a limited banking alternative for the marijuana industry in Oregon.” https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2019/03/oregon-bill-would-create-banking-alternative-for-cannabis-industry-bypass-federal-reserve/ Speaking of weed though, another story is relatively positive, “Canadian Man Fills Potholes and Gets Weed, Coffee, Cash From Grateful Locals”. I say relatively, because obviously authorities aren’t pleased. Especially since his sign said “I filled the potholes – pay me instead of your taxes”, he’s been threatened with action and saddled with liability, should accidents occur, even though according to him, “There was one story a couple of weeks ago where a car was driving through and it nailed one of the biggest potholes here and it ripped the axle right off the car.” So clearly the accidents would’ve happened regardless.” Canadian Man Fills Potholes and Gets Weed, Coffee, Cash From Grateful Locals And 61% of Americans now support legal weed, according to a General Social Survey poll. https://nordic.businessinsider.com/61-of-us-supports-legal-weed-2019-3?r=US&IR=T And in a different sort of green, the Senate has decided not to support the Green New Deal, with Dems agreeing to a “present” vote. https://cei.org/blog/senate-democratic-sponsors-green-new-deal-heroically-plan-vote-present And others have pulled their support in a different way – as reported by The Free Thought Project in an article entitled, “What Good Cops Look Like: Sheriff and All Deputies Quit to Protest ‘Unconstitutional’ Jail Conditions”, the sherriff of Nowata County, Oklahoma is resigning, along with almost all staff, over underfunded, dangerous, and deadly jail conditions. The article elaborates: “Barnett’s resignation in the face of injustice speaks volumes considering that her predecessor is likely the reason the jail is so strapped for funds in the first place. Sheriff Kenny Freeman was arrested last October for embezzlement. He was caught stealing supplies meant for schools in Nowata County. A shameful act indeed.” Here’s a letter Sheriff Barnett gave us. @KTULNews pic.twitter.com/R6h07gpEIF — Maureen Wurtz (@MaureenWurtzTV) March 18, 2019 What Good Cops Look Like: Sheriff and All Deputies Quit to Protest ‘Unconstitutional’ Jail Conditions And in a listener-submitted story, a judge ruled New York’s stun gun ban unconstitutional. From Central New York’s Spectrum News: “The decision came in a lawsuit filed by Matthew Avitabile, of Schoharie County, New York, who said he wanted to buy a stun gun for self-defense in his rural upstate home. His lawyers argued that New York’s longstanding ban on civilian ownership of stun guns violated the Second Amendment right to bear arms. U.S. District Judge David Hurd agreed. “New York’s sweeping prohibition on the possession and use of tasers and stun guns by all citizens for all purposes, even for self-defense in one’s own home, must be declared unconstitutional,” Hurd wrote in his decision.” @WeeklyHellscape A good news story in the world of weapons bans, a federal court ruled NY stun gun ban illegalhttps://t.co/xvJJtd1ra4 — NY Cynic (@CynicalinNY) March 27, 2019 https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2019/03/23/judge-says-new-york-s-stun-gun-ban-is-unconstitutional But that’s about it for good news. Let’s hit bad. As reported by Michael Snyder on Activist Post, “A Bond Market Indicator That Has Predicted Every Recession In The Last 50 Years Just Got Triggered” and “Just Before The Great Recession, Mountains Of Unsold Goods Piled Up In U.S. Warehouses – And Now It Is Happening Again”. “If the bond market is correct, the U.S. economy is definitely heading into a recession. Over the past 50 years, there have been six previous occasions when the yield on three-month Treasury bonds has risen above the yield on ten-year Treasury bonds, and in each of those instances a recession has followed. Now it has happened again, and this comes at a time when a whole host of other economic indicators are screaming that a recession is coming. Of course we have seen recession indicators triggered at other times in recent years, and the Federal Reserve was able to intervene and successfully extend this cycle on multiple occasions. But now that the global economy is clearly the weakest it has been since the last recession, have we finally reached a breaking point? Many on Wall Street are taking what happened at the end of last week extremely seriously.” “When economic conditions initially begin to slow down, businesses continue to order goods like they normally would but those goods don’t sell as quickly as they previously did. As a result, inventory levels begin to rise, and that is precisely what is happening right now. In fact, the U.S. inventory to sal
54 minutes | Mar 23, 2019
MEGASHOW: Everything Awful Since The 9th, Pt 2
Sorry it’s late again – my fault. Shoulda recorded yesterday. But it’s here now, and even bleaker than last week! Today’s show has plenty to get your blood boiling, and no culture segment. Couldn’t ft it n and still address everything I needed to. So what does this episode have? Surveillance states, space lasers, AI control grid, and so much more. As some would say “wear your seatbelt”. This season’s featured song is Sway, by Know Your Enemy – who graciously allowed me to use the song. It’s fucking criminal how unknown this band is. Go change that by liking their vid, subbing to their YT, and getting some merch if you really like it. WEEK ONE [CLICK] | WEEK TWO So this is it for positive. Arkansas governor ended civil asset forfeiture in the state. From ActivistPost: “There shall be no civil judgment under this subchapter and no property shall be forfeited unless the person from whom the property is seized is convicted of a felony offense that related to the property being seized and that permits the forfeiture of the property.” And also from the same author, Mike Maharrey, Oklahoma just prohibited denial of gun ownership based on MMJ use. Signed by the Governor: Oklahoma Law Prohibits Denial of Firearms Ownership Based on Medical Marijuana Use And people are protesting Trump meddling in venezuela, so that’s good! From CommonDreams: “Denouncing the “strangling” of the Venezuelan economy via sanctions and demanding the Trump administration allow the South American country to determine its own fate, pro-democracy protesters marched through Washington, D.C. on Saturday to demand, “Hands Off Venezuela!” The demonstration came seven weeks after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president, rebuking President Nicolas Maduro, who won re-election last May.” https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/03/16/demands-trump-end-economic-war-and-attempts-regime-change-handsoffvenezuela-march On to the negative: So before anything else, let’s cover the volcano explosion that happened Monday. From ActivistPost: “On Monday night at precisely 9:38 PM, a massive explosion at Mt. Popocatepetl sent a column of volcanic ash nearly a mile into the sky. A “yellow alert warning” has been issued by the authorities, and they are ordering everyone to stay at least 12 kilometers away from the crater. They are stressing that the threat has not passed, and as you will see below, an evacuation plan is in place in case an even larger eruption follows. And if a much larger eruption does follow, the devastation could be off the charts. Mexico City is only 43 miles away from Mt. Popocatepetl, and approximately 25 million people live within a 60 mile radius of the crater…. We are talking about a disaster that could potentially kill millions.” The Most Dangerous Volcano In North America Just Erupted And Shot Ash Nearly A Mile Into The Sky And if that’s not enough, here’s an article about the US basically developing mini nukes, and a plea to not start a nuclear holocaust. “In a matter of minutes, as easily as sending a tweet, a sitting U.S. president could decide to launch a nuclear attack, without anyone else’s approval or authorization. In a matter of minutes, millions of lives would be lost, and millions of futures halted permanently. At my organization, Physicians for Social Responsibility, we believe that we must prevent what we can’t cure. And there’s no cure for a nuclear war. No nation on earth, including the United States, would have an adequate emergency response in the event of a nuclear exchange. Most Americans don’t want us to ever engage in a nuclear war, and the vast majority of us certainly don’t want the United States to be the ones to start a nuclear war. The United States, like every other nation, has a vested interest in avoiding a nuclear conflict. Yet unlike other countries, we currently have no policy against starting a nuclear war – or what experts call a “No First Use” policy. This opens the door to a possible preemptive nuclear strike. That weakens our national security, and it puts all our health and safety at risk – for a nuclear war no one (except maybe President Donald Trump and John Bolton) wants.” A Modest Proposal: Don’t Start a Nuclear War Also Truthstream Media released a great vid detailing some of the concerns I keep expressing on Vax. Not to feed anyone’s conspiracy theory, but TFTP reports on a reason the police in NZ were slow to respond: “It took police officers in New Zealand 36 minutes to catch the terrorist who murdered 50 people in two Christchurch mosques last week. Dramatic footage shows that just two officers—only one of whom had a gun—apprehend the suspect after his bloody rampage. We are now learning that this response time would have been longer, but police happened to be conducting a drill nearby practicing for a similar attack.” NZ Police “Happened to Be in a Training Session” When Mosque Shooting Began And while ZeroHedge is unbanned on Facebook, it and Dissenter, Gab’s “uncensorable comments section”, are both entirely banned in New Zealand! So much for “uncensorable”. What’s more, New Zealand threatens its citizens with 10 years in jail over possession of the file. So I put it on Mega to test the limits of their willingness to censor. We’ll see. https://twitter.com/InsanityIsFree/status/1107351356166279168 https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/nz-threatens-10-years-prison-possessing-mosque-shooting-video-web-hosts-warned Also from ZeroHedge, many NZ residents have begun turning in their guns ahead of reforms. “As New Zealand reels from Friday’s Christchurch mosque attack that left 50 dead and 50 wounded, Kiwis have started voluntarily surrendering their legally-owned semiautomatic firearms for destruction ahead of reforms promised over the next several days, according to New Zealand news outlet Stuff. The reports of citizens disarming themselves come amid a Monday announcement by Prime minister Jacinda Ardern that several “in principle decisions” on gun control have been made by Cabinet ministers, and has praised residents who have surrendered their guns to police.” https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-18/new-zealanders-voluntarily-handing-semi-automatic-weapons-destruction-after-terror Also, the NZ gov is calling for info to be seized from people on KiwiFarms, and the webmaster’s response is great. https://twitter.com/ThePeteRaymond/status/1108765024154206212 And it apears much is being memory-holed about the incident itself. Memory Hole New Zealand: News Reports Suggested 2 Shooters; IEDs Found Strapped To Multiple Vehicles; Suspect’s Strange Travel History And one more from ZeroHedge, but on a different subject – France is throwing the military at Yellow vesters now. “In an effort to clamp down on the unraveling security situation, which has lately seen banks and residential buildings torched, and luxury stores and restaurants vandalized and destroyed, the French authorities have announced the deployment of anti-terrorism military forces in order to protect and secure public buildings.” https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-20/french-military-counter-terror-forces-deployed-ahead-next-yellow-vest-protest So give em your guns why don’t ya – the militar- er, police will protect you! Except when they don’t – like how the “Trump Administration Imposes Visa Ban on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes”. “Human rights defenders expressed outrage on Friday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that the Trump administration is revoking or denying visas for any International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel who try to investigate or prosecute U.S. officials or key allies for potential war crimes.” Trump Administration Imposes Visa Ban on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes All this while Google is being accused by the US government of aiding the Chinese military. “‘We watch with great concern when industry partners work in China knowing that there is that indirect benefit,’ [Marine General Joseph Dunford] said. ‘Frankly, “indirect” may be not a full characterization of the way it really is, it is more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military.'” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6811587/Top-general-says-Google-indirectly-helping-Chinese-military.html And this comes alongside a report from Defense One that defense officials want $304,000,000 to study Directed Energy Weapons from space. “So the Pentagon is undertaking two studies. The first is a $15 million exploration of whether satellites outfitted with lasers might be able to disable enemy missiles coming off the launch pad. Defense officials have said previously that these lasers would need to be in the megawatt class. They expect to finish the study within six months. They’re also pouring money into a study of space-based neutral particle beams, a different form of directed energy that disrupts missiles with streams of subatomic particles traveling close to light speed — as opposed to lasers, whose photons travel at light speed.” https://www.defenseone.com/technology/2019/03/pentagon-wants-test-space-based-weapon-2023/155581/ And while you consider that impact, the Green New Deal appears to have international backing from globalist radicals. From Technocracy News and Trends: “The Green New Deal is the total encapsulation of Sustainable Development, aka Technocracy, in a political form. All of its rhetoric is about economics but the plea is for political action to allow it to happen. As with the Trilateral Commission in 1973, which claimed it was never about politics but rather economi
51 minutes | Mar 23, 2019
MEGASHOW: Everything Awful Since The 9th, Pt 1.
Sorry it’s late again – my fault. Shoulda recorded yesterday. But it’s here now, and even bleaker than last week! Today’s show has plenty to get your blood boiling, and no culture segment. Couldn’t ft it n and still address everything I needed to. So what does this episode have? Massacres, drones, Anti-Vaxx suppression, and more… if you wanted rage at the police and Facebook today, you’ve come to the right place. Strap in. This season’s featured song is Sway, by Know Your Enemy – who graciously allowed me to use the song. It’s fucking criminal how unknown this band is. Go change that by liking their vid, subbing to their YT, and getting some merch if you really like it. WEEK ONE | WEEK TWO [CLICK] KY might be making a stand for gun rights! From Activist Post: “Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a bill into law making it legal for state residents to carry firearms concealed without a license and also fostering an environment more hostile to federal gun control. A coalition of 11 Republicans sponsored Senate Bill 150 (SB150). Under the new law, it is now legal to carry a firearm concealed in Kentucky without a license.” Kentucky Governor Signs “Constitutional Carry” Bill into Law “Sound money advocates rejoiced today as the West Virginia legislature overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 502 and sent it to Governor Jim Justice for his signature. First passed in the West Virginia senate unanimously last month, the measure removes state sales taxation of precious metals, specifically on gold, silver, platinum, and palladium bullion and coins. State Senator Craig Blair (R-District 15) introduced SB 502 with the goal of encouraging precious metals purchasers to keep their investment dollars in the state rather making investments elsewhere. The bill impacts purchases of platinum, gold, palladium, or silver bullion valued upon its precious metal content, whether in coin, bar, or ingot form.” West Virginia Legislature Votes to End Sales Taxation on Gold & Silver That’s it for good news, and there’s a torrent of bad. So let’s hit it. We’ll start off with something light. Facebook censored, then uncensored, Zerohedge, claiming it was a mistake. On Monday, we first learned that for the previous two days, Facebook had banned all Zero Hedge content across its various mediums, as it went against Facebook’s “Community Standards” (which to the best of our knowledge, neither we not anyone else has any idea what they are), a decision which – as we noted yesterday – surprised us for two reasons: not only do we not have an official Facebook account, but Facebook did not approach us even once with a warning or even notification. While we were in the dark about what had triggered Facebook, or what was the company’s motive, we were humbled and delighted not only with the media coverage this event received, but far more so with the outpouring of support we received from readers and across social media, where Zero Hedge had not been yet banned, like Twitter, where figures from various industries and across the political spectrum voiced support and came to our defense, with many condemning what we felt was an arbitrary decision. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-12/facebook-reverses-zero-hedge-ban-says-it-made-mistake An expanded Social Security has been proposed. This time, they want to gut more of the economy to boost the boomers, whose contributions have been trashed by inflation . From Mises: “The Social Security 2100 Act would be the next episode. It would increase all retirees’ benefits (including current retirees who would pay nothing toward the boost) and increase the inflation (over)adjustment for benefits, picking future high-income earners’ pockets to pay for the vast majority of it, by taxing wage income beyond the $132,900 ceiling now in place (eventually to all wage income). With the multiple Ponzi giveaways to recipients creating Social Security’s 13-digit unfunded liability and Medicare’s far larger one, how can the proposed law be rationalized? Without the benefit of being in the startup generation of earlier Ponzi expansions, the present generation is being forced to begin bearing some of the costs.” https://mises.org/wire/next-step-social-security’s-ponzi-scheme And while that happens, the US is at the debt ceiling again, leading to the same normal debate and speculation. “Politicians now have a few months to hammer out legislation to raise the cap as the Treasury employs “extraordinary measures” to fend off default. The federal deficit is mushrooming once again. The 2017 tax cuts have taken a bite out of receipts at the IRS and economic growth has not met expectations. This year’s borrowing to fill the gap between government tax revenue and expenditures may reach a trillion dollars for the first time since 2012. If Washington politicians follow the usual script, we can expect Republicans to posture as fiscal conservatives and then relent either just before or just after a federal shutdown.” Federal Borrowing Crosses the Rubicon And two incidents of racism were sent to me by @ChadTwoCrows on Twitter, so here they are. “Geri Musqua-LeBlanc, a First Nations elder who lives in Halifax, was not even planning to bring her traditional herbal medicine pouch on her holiday to the Dominican Republic. It would have been much better to leave it at home, as it turned out, because an airport security officer’s “desecration” of the pouch during pre-boarding security screening brought Musqua-LeBlanc to near tears, and confirmed her sense that Indigenous spirituality is broadly ignored and rejected in civil society, especially airport security. When she objected to opening the pouch and suggested putting it through the X-ray instead, a Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) supervisor even threatened to remove her from the airport unless she allowed the pouch to be opened, inspected, and as Musqua-LeBlanc sees it, defiled and ruined.” https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/first-nations-elder-says-sacred-medicine-pouch-was-desecrated-when-airport-security-forced-her-to-open-it This is similar to an incident last May, when a Sikh – whose religion mandates a turban in public – was hassled for doing just that, and may have only gotten through unscathed because he works for the government. Bains describes being asked to remove turban by U.S. airport security Plus, the Green New Deal student strike appears to have support from the Trilateral Commission, and also appears to be a wild, swinging power grab. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1106213711109414912.html What’s more, the “poll” often cited to support it isn’t a poll – it’s a loaded, unscientific questionnaire, which targets very specific groups, andonly presents pros. https://www.aier.org/article/fake-poll-green-new-deal So this massive power grab might have support, but not nearly the support its proponents claim. In this episode, I also cite a blog post discussing massive, Orwellian measures which could complement GND and Davos agendas, in the form of BriefCam. https://massprivatei.blogspot.com/2019/03/san-diego-has-been-turned-into-massive.html And while the US protests the climate for globalists, parts of the world are being barred from protest. For instance, the government of Chad has been blocking citizens from accessing the internet for a year now. Only 5% of Chad’s citizens can access it, against the UNHRC guidelines prohibiting barring internet access. One year without internet in Chad: Citizens have been offline since March 2018 And speaking of barring protest, in Sudan, protests are actively banned, and after International Womens’ Day protesters were either caged and/or sentenced to public lashings for doing so, an anonymous group of protesters have set up protests to combat the ban. Protesters In Sudan Are Defying President Bashir’s Nationwide Ban On Protest And in Italy, parents protesting mandatory vaccinations will not be allowed to put their children in school. Italy Joins the Anti-Vax War by Banning Unvaccinated Children from School All this leads to domestic news where Chelsea Manning is imprisoned again for not testifying on a grand jury against Julian Assange. Chelsea Manning: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished Again So if you’re protesting the way elites want you to, you get the day off from school – if not, you get no internet, lashings, and imprisonment. The elites treat us like children. So now for the regular police brutality segment. In San Antonio, Texas, a cop came up and shot someone’s chihuahua, claiming it was severely injured. Photographs of the dog contest this claim, and so does the local animal services office, who, counter to claims made by police, claims they were never even informed of an animal in distress. A local pastor says his daughter ran inside after seeing the officer do it in cold blood, while the dog was behind a fence. Little Girl Heartbroken After a Cop Killed Her Tiny Chihuahua in Her Fenced-In Backyard While that happened, another set of cops almost beat a man into an oncoming train. WATCH: Officers Beat Man With Batons for “Dribbling a Basketball” in the Subway Another incident had a man who was kicked in the head while in handcuffs was told there would be no charges against him. And there weren’t until he decided to sue the department for the fractured orbital bone and TBI he got – now charges have been filed in apparent retaliation. https://abc30.com/society/police-body-camera-video-shows-violent-confrontation-during-arrest-of-fresno-man/5182063/ Another incident sees a man after a barfight be brutalized while handcuffed and in custody after officers claim a man spat on one of them. An officer kneed his head into a locker a
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