We knew this, but the 90% of the world that gets its information from Google/Wikipedia has no idea.
Luckey, a founder of the virtual reality group Oculus who is now works for a defence tech firm, tweeted: “YouTube has deleted every comment I ever made about the Wumao, an internet propaganda division of the Chinese Communist party,” and suggested the filtering appeared to be a new policy of censorship.
China appears to own Big Tech, much as they own the DNC.
Last night, a couple of Trump tweets raging about “fraudulent” postal ballots in US elections featured – for some users but not all – a strapline linking to what Twitter called “facts about mail-in ballots.”
This then led to a page debunking the president’s claims but featuring articles from two organisations he regards as his sworn enemies, CNN and the Washington Post.
Since the advent of Political Correctness or before, the Left has sought to control the narrative. If Big Tech is their vehicle, shutting it down — or at least removing its CDA § 230 privileges — would be an appropriate response.
A Vancouver teacher who suggested students whose families were from other countries should go back where they came from will be suspended for three days, B.C.’s Commissioner for Teacher Regulation ordered May 26.
People are sick of diversity. He did some other hilarious stuff too:
• telling a student whose father was from Iran that if he didn’t get good grades, he’d be sent out to minefields;
• told exchange students they should go back to working on rice farms;
• asked a student of Japanese descent if they were unable to answer a question because they watched too much hentai or anime pornography;
• told a student they should return to the Philippines if they weren’t willing to try;
• discussed his personal life, travel, gambling and sex life;
• posted a Facebook photo students saw of him and his wife apparently naked behind a newspaper;
• had more than 700 racist, homophobic and transphobic memes on his work computer, some of which were shared with students;
• told students who he believed had cheated on a test that they deserved to get a sexually transmitted diseases;
• told students their grades would mean they went to “loser Langara,” a reference to Vancouver’s Langara College;
• refused to allow a student to go to the bathroom, saying they couldn’t run away from life’s problems;
• in a science electricity experiment involving black rods, said boys are gifted at rubbing rods and he had a lot of experience doing so;
32 hand written applications for mailed ballots – all from different voters – but all written in the exact same handwriting.
Looking closer, something else jumped off the page.
All 32 returned their application for a ballot by mail in the same pre-printed envelope with the same style stamp.
Voter fraud is a Leftist specialty.
The video shows three officers struggling to remove the man from his vehicle and handcuff him at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis Monday night.
Floyd, who was unarmed at the time, was later seen on video telling officers he could not breathe. A Minneapolis Police officer had Floyd pinned to the ground, the officer kneeling on his neck.
Do sketchy stuff and struggle, and not surprisingly, the cops pound on you because you are a threat to them. Diversity policing is doomed. The same thing happens to white perps.
The controversy was triggered by the emergence of an old song under the title Dindu Nuffin – a term used to disparage black victims of police brutality.
Some people claimed the lyrics referred to Sandra Bland, a black woman who died in police custody in Texas in 2015, although Dlamini never mentioned her by name in the song.
Here is the punchline:
The singer, whose father is South African actor Dumisani Dlamini, went on to say she identified as a “black woman” and that she was “very proud of where I come from”.
China’s increasing control over the city “affects not only our direct interests in Hong Kong but also the maintenance of the rules-based international order where legal and political commitments are to be respected,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a letter to the bloc’s 27 foreign ministers.
The West calls China a tyrant, so China proves it. Flawless logic. Unless, of course, their goal is to start a war before their economy implodes. They learned from the American experience in WW2, one might suppose, and are counting on being remote to Europe and the USA as an impenetrable defense barrier. The USAF loves a challenge though and there are lots of cool things to blow up in China.
Revoking Hong Kong’s special status would hasten its economic and financial decline, already set in motion by China’s growing political grip on the city. The preferential status that the U.S. has long granted Hong Kong has made the city a top U.S. trading partner.
Big point: this further crushes the Chinese economy. They seized Hong Kong because they are broke.
The company announced in April it would cut 10% of its worldwide workforce of 160,000 by the end of 2020. Boeing said Wednesday it had approved 5,520 U.S. employees to take voluntary layoffs and they will leave Boeing in the coming weeks. Boeing also disclosed it is notifying 6,770 workers this week of involuntary layoffs.
Typical unions destroying industry story:
While unions generally suffered political setbacks during the 1980s, the Machinists union at Boeing flexed its muscle in 1989. After contract negotiations stalled, 57,800 union members, including more than 43,000 in the Puget Sound region, walked out, shutting down jet assembly. They returned to work 44 days later, declaring victory.
In 2013, Boeing leaders stopped just short of actually threatening to take the company’s new airplane, the 777X, out of state if Machinists didn’t agree to significant contract concessions.
Unions drove Boeing to outsource labor, causing quality problems that doomed the company. The coronavirus simply placed pressure on a company already doomed by the loss of viability of its flagship product.
However, a lot of billionaires seem far more interested in colonising – and profiting from – space than they do in making life more bearable for their workers. Last year, for example, Bezos cut health benefits for 2,000 part-time workers at his grocery store Whole Foods, saving him a few million. He did that after boasting that he is so rich, “the only way that I can see to deploy this much financial resource is … space travel”.
Typical Leftist Behavior: focus on the failing, instead of opportunity, since not all of us can do anything useful and therefore are cut out of opportunity.
Neil Huffman Auto Group said it terminated the unidentified employee after an internal review, saying it “does not condone threats of violence in any form.”
Is it a threat of violence? Maybe if it is targeted at a private individual, in a private home, and not in a public setting.
Croda told Reuters that when informed that older people would be more likely to die from the disease, Solange Vieira, who leads the Superintendence of Private Insurance, linked to the country’s finance ministry and who helped reform the country’s pensions, said: “It’s good that deaths are concentrated among the old.”
“That will improve our economic performance as it will reduce our pension deficit,” Veira reportedly added, according to Croda.
Bleak but accurate assessment of the disease that many are calling The Boomer Doomer.
Marcelo Freixo, from the Socialism and Liberty party, tweeted: “The Bolsonaro family … has built a fake news network that operates from within the presidential palace and the offices of congressional allies. This is public money being used to commit crimes.”
Douglas Garcia, a Bolsonarian congressman who was among the targets, painted the operation as a leftwing assault.
“You want to silence the voices of conservatives on social networks … You want to criminalize other people’s freedom of opinion – the freedom the internet gives people … But you will not succeed,” said Garcia, whose office in São Paulo’s parliament was raided.
Nothing ever changes; everything stays the same. Bureaucrats form a deep state based on keeping their jobs and getting more money, power, and status; their kids will run the next generation of industry. This “deep state” (entrenched permanent bureaucracy) spans industry, government, academia, science, and the arts, and conspires to advance its agenda, which must be Leftist because only the notion of civil rights — enforce equality in all affairs public and private — mandates a government intrusive enough to support a perpetually-expanding bureaucracy.
“The biggest threat in our country comes from the right. This is a reality…We must remain alert and tackle it,” said Seehofer, a Bavarian conservative.
Authorities registered 2,032 crimes with an anti-Semitic background, up 13% from 2018, and Seehofer said more than 90% of those were perpetrated by right-wing radicals, said Seehofer.
Put that energy into seizing power, fixing your country, and ending diversity by law. Hurting normal people rarely leads anywhere good.
Chris Greenshields, director of UK open source software firm The OpenFOAM Foundation, said it had become “all too much the norm in academia” for experts to be allowed to rely on badly-written software.
Most of the UK coders in my acquaintance are excellent. Probably the lackeys are incompetent, having been selected for ideological conformity, not intelligence and character.
“If you are a woman or man and was born in other country, return, go back to your land immediately, fast, with urgency,” the note said. It ended with “One American, white, brave, that serves the Nation or USA is going to live here.”
Bullying does not work. Instead of attacking the other, it makes more sense to promote ourselves.
In a joint statement, a group of social network companies, including the Japanese branches of Facebook, Twitter and Line, said they would ban abusers. However, they also said that they would respect freedom of expression and protect privacy. The statement did not explain how they would achieve these two opposite ambitions.
Kimura died on Saturday having frequently been on the receiving end of derogatory comments about her looks, her personality and her role in the show, which is broadcast locally by Fuji Television and also carried internationally on Netflix. Japanese media have reported that Kimura’s death was by suicide.
Equality = it is the fault of everyone but me. On the other hand: bullies are pointless, aimless, and suffering people who take out their misery on others.
Six Hong Kong tycoons have expressed strong support for Beijing’s move to pass a national security law
for the city, saying it will help ensure long-term stability and build confidence.
People should not read too much into the legislation, Li said. “It is within each and every nation’s sovereign right to address its national security concerns. We need not over-hypothesise it,” he added.
“Hopefully, the proposed new law can allay the apprehension the central government feels about Hong Kong and from thereon, a positive outlook can begin to prevail.”
The rich always support socialism because it gives them a monopoly on power, and they imagine that they will be running things because they know how, forgetting that Leftism is a virus that values the ideologically pure and tactically vicious over the intelligent.
The woman appeared before Russo in 2016 seeking a restraining order against a man she said sexually assaulted her. According to a transcript of the exchange, when the woman described her encounter with the man, Russo asked her, “Do you know how to stop somebody from having intercourse with you?”
When the woman answered yes and said one method would be to run away, Russo continued, “Close your legs? Call the police? Did you do any of those things?”
We should all tire of these cases where people who are engaging in casual sex suddenly decide that consent is the hill upon which they wish to die.
“We found there were no major side affects except for nausea, vomiting, palpitation occasionally. Hence in our advisory we have recommended that it should be continued for prophylaxis as there is no harm. Benefit may be there,” ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said.
Authorities said the deputies took the action against Sha’Teina Grady El and her husband, Dan Grady El, after they ignored an order to leave the scene of a shooting as officers formed a perimeter to keep community members away from a potential shooter.
The sheriff’s department was called to scene on reports 30 people were arguing and shots had been fired. Upon arrival, the responding deputies found a 34-year-old female gunshot victim who required medical attention and several bystanders observing the scene, prompting a call to other police agencies for assistance.
This is the first time Switzerland’s highest court has dealt with the topic of rent allowances for employees working from home. Thomas Geiser, a professor of labor law at the University of St Gallen, told the paper that the verdict is not surprising as the “law obliges employers to reimburse their employees for all expenses incurred to carry out their work”.
More free bennies, costs passed on directly to consumers.
In the sketch, broadcast in 2000, Fallon, who now hosts The Tonight Show, was impersonating the black comedian Chris Rock and wearing heavy makeup.
Fallon said in a statement on Twitter: “In 2000, while on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface. There is no excuse for this. I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.”
After his punishment, the Mistress will stroke his hair and feed him ice cream. His tears will dry and he will pass into a restless sleep, haunted by dreams of her whip hand returning.
The Hill-HarrisX poll showed 68% support mandatory public face masks in some capacity. Forty percent said the coverings should be required both indoors and outdoors; 28% said they should be mandatory for indoor activities only. Twenty-two percent said they should be recommended but not mandatory; 6% said never recommended and 5% were uncertain.
Culture dead: ✓
Family dead: ✓
Faith dead: ✓
Sense of purpose dead: ✓
All that remains to unify us is fear.
Video shot by a French environmental NGO in the Mediterranean Sea shows masks and gloves littering the seabed.
I guess any of the four billion trashcans in France were just too difficult to reach.
When asked questions normally used to screen patients for mental health problems, 24% showed clinically significant symptoms of major depressive disorder and 30% showed symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder.
We can blame COVID-19, but it is more likely that the freakout reaction prompted this sense of instability, futurelessness, and misery.
In Silicon Valley’s new political moment, four billionaires in particular — LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, philanthropist and Steve Jobs’s widow Laurene Powell Jobs, and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt — have the most ambitious plans, according to Recode’s interviews with over 20 donors and operatives. The chess moves of this power set are instrumental to fulfilling Democrats’ — and much of Silicon Valley’s — four-year quest to oust Donald Trump.
Humans form little bubbles of those like them. Unless social hierarchy has a transcendent purpose, as is the case with aristocracy, you end up with these nasty little prole-kings. They want what enhances their power, which is a controlling state and conformist social atmosphere to encourage people to buy more disposable and entertainment products, further enriching the moron-kings.
Business leaders “cited challenges in bringing employees back to work, including workers’ health concerns, limited access to childcare, and generous unemployment insurance benefits,” the report said.
I see we finally admit that public schools are childcare. Jobs are jails and no one sane wants to go to one.
The frontman later added: “I’m open to the idea that God is there. I’d prefer if he was. I suspect if he is there, he is very different than what I was taught.”
The dualistic vision of God — a perfect Heaven with a different order entirely than that on Earth — pleases no one because it is ultimately materialistic, a concept of perfection as the inversion of Nature. We did better with the monist pagan vision, in which the heavens and Earth were joined in a continuous span, and where the spirits of ancestors, gods, sprites, and emotions flare up among us constantly in a great joyful dance of the continued renewal of Creation.