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First they came for…
Do you know this famous poem? I can’t get it out of my mind today.
Social media is filled with people celebrating the banning of conservatives from social media because they disagree with their politics. They do not realize that it could very well be them tomorrow. Freedom of speech is for everyone or no one. Why is this even a debate in America?
And the list of people on the banned wagon keeps on growing.
The Next BIG Headache for HR
I don’t see the battle against free speech slowing down anytime soon. If nothing else, its picking up steam. If your company supports any initiative connected to a political ideology 1+ people disagree with there will be a backlash. That’s not new. And people getting fired for protesting once they’ve been outted on social media, is not a new concept either. What is somewhat new and trending however, is the rumbling of attacking companies via employee rebellions. Yes, people are trying to make that a thing. The tweet below is a peek into HR’s next big headache.
This is why you should read the fine print!
NY wants to send COVID “cases, contacts & carriers” to detention facilities. If that sounds like a perfectly plausible and reasonable assertion, check out the fine print of a proposed law being considered in NY. Liz Wheeler breaks it down, with passion. This is real. Watch this video. Do not ignore it. Your politics don’t matter with this.
Baby its cold outside! Warm up with this hoodie.
The Keys to the Kingdom
With so much going on these days, have you noticed that Wikileaks made their server public? Among the hidden goodies are the infamous Clinton Emails. Download the data while you can. This is the treasure conspiracy theories are made of before they become conventional wisdom.
More vaccine news to feed my paranoia
So, its one thing to hear dissenting views about vaccines from non-experts on social media and quite another to hear them from one of the most cited research scientists in German history. Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi is a big deal. People know him. In the tweet below, he bashes PCR tests as a waste of time. Hmm…
The History of Social Distancing
Washing your shopping
These may sound like modern ideas in reaction to the Covid-19 but they were pioneered in the 1500’s by Quinto Tiberio Angelerio. He wrote a booklet about his outbreak containment methods called “Ectypa Pestilentis Status Algheriae Sardiniae.”
Here’s a translated quote from his work.
“People allowed to go out must bear with them a cane measuring six feet long. It is mandatory that people keep this distance from one another.”
Should I be paranoid about this? It doesn’t take much.
Here’s a quote from Business Insider…
Government-imposed internet blackouts increased in length by 49% in 2020 compared to 2019, per research by digital security and rights group Top10VPN.
According to Top10VPN’s report, 93 major internet shutdowns took place in 21 countries around the world in 2020, including internet throttling — i.e. the only internet available was 2G — as well as social media shutdowns and full internet blackouts.
In total, 2020 saw 27,165 hours of internet shutdowns, up a dramatic 49% from 2019. Top10VPN estimated these blackouts affected 268 million people around the world, up 3% on the previous year.
Umm… What does Hammer and Scorecard mean?
There has been a lot of chatter on the alternative social media channels about Dennis Montgomery’s gag order and the declassification of Hammer and Scorecard information. Apparently it has to do with election fraud and Nancy Pelosi’s missing laptop. Oooh… I so love political thrillers and intrigue. This is so beyond anything I would have expected on House of Cards.
And just in case you thought things were rough for you, check out this guy.
A bit of levity is always appreciated by me.
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