WARNING: The Mandates Have Only Just Begun!

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WARNING: The Mandates Have Only Just Begun!

As I read through the news today, COVID-19 pandemic related news dominated. So much so, that I decided to share only the information that raised my eyebrows the most.

I think this was well said…

This quote is so spot on that I wish I had written it. Its from the Townhall article, “The Mandates Are Just Starting.”

We can all remember when President-elect Biden said “No, I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory,” when asked in December 2020 his thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine. Even Biden didn’t agree with vaccine mandates and knew it would not be within his power as president. I guess this just shows the power that the Biden administration thinks they are entitled to grab.

The Biden administration labels those who disagree with his overreaching mandates as “anti-science” and “backward.” But they are blinded by their own dogma. They believe that they are entitled to tell their fellow Americans how to live their lives, how to raise their children and how to make decisions that should be made by individuals in consultation with their doctor.

Those of us who oppose Biden’s mandates aren’t advocating for or against the vaccine, but for the freedom of every American to make their own decisions. We believe that mandating health decisions is a slippery slope to tyranny. 

Why don’t they want a public record of this?

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will not enforce 29 CFR 1904’s recording requirements to require employers to record worker side effects from #COVID19 vaccinations. Think about that.

Is there enough data available to do this safely? I don’t know. I’m asking. Seriously.

White House is planning to vaccinate 28,000,000 children aged 5 – 11 according to the Associated Press. Quote…

“Children ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot for elementary school youngsters in a matter of weeks. Federal regulators will meet over the next two weeks to weigh the safety and effectiveness of giving low-dose shots to the roughly 28 million children in that age group.”

Whoever produced this video has done the public a great service…

Vaccine Efficacy: Pay close, close and very close attention to the percentages. And if you doubt it, look up the news stories for yourself.

Look at this video before its cancelled!

Like everything else, follow the money and you find the heart of the matter.

Did you know that Pharmaceutical companies have been in secret negotiations with the government over vaccination shots? Shocking, I know. Well, if you are as cynical as I am you are not surprised at all. Here is a quote from The Washington Post.

The coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has proved a success. First to receive emergency use authorization in the United States, the Pfizer shot has become the world’s most popular, with 3.5 billion doses purchased. Sales could double in 2022, according to projections.

But the rapid proliferation of the vaccine, under contracts negotiated between the company and governments, has unfolded behind a veil of strict secrecy, allowing for little public scrutiny of Pfizer’s burgeoning power, even as demand surges amid new negotiations for one of the world’s most sought-after products.

report released Tuesday by Public Citizen, a consumer rights advocacy group that gained access to a number of leaked, unredacted Pfizer contracts, sheds light on how the company uses that power to “shift risk and maximize profits,” the organization argues.

The Manhattan-based pharmaceutical giant has maintained tight levels of secrecy about negotiations with governments over contracts that can determine the fate of populations. The “contracts consistently place Pfizer’s interests before public health imperatives,” said Zain Rizvi, the researcher who wrote the report.

What?! If pharmaceutical companies are profiting so much from the pandemic, isn’t it in their best interest to keep things as they are? Its almost as if they’ve turned the pandemic into a never-ending cycle of vaccinations and endless profits for big pharma. Oh, wait a minute! What’s this?

Sigh.

It makes me wonder what else schools are getting away with.

If your kid will not wear the mask properly, the school might tape it to their face.

I am speculating but, maybe taping masks to children is in preparation to what the CDC may be mandating soon.

Should the government decide your religious beliefs? I don’t think so.

In this leaked audio from a DOJ official on a White House call…

  1. They don’t care about religious exemptions from vaccine mandates and don’t believe that people who bring them up are sincere.
  2. All three of the current vaccines contain fetal cells from aborted children. Wait. Did I hear that right? Listen in to verify what I heard.

The patience of tyrants is always thin.

Testing is out. No jab, no job. New York City is requiring all of its municipal workers to get vaccinated and will remove the option for frequent testing. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the new mandate Wednesday, meaning approximately 46,000 workers will need to get their first dose by October 29 or risk losing their jobs. The new rule covers 160,500 workers, of whom 71 percent are either partially or fully vaccinated, the Wall Street Journal reports. 

The devil is in the details. Always read the fine print.

Businesses: $700,000 Fine for Not Complying with Vax Mandate

Buried in the massive $3.5 trillion “reconciliation” bill are unconstitutional fines for employers who don’t mandate COVID-19 jabs or regular COVID-19 testing of their employees.

Fines on employers could run as high as $70,000 for serious infractions and $700,000 for each “willful” or repeated violation. The unconstitutional fines as a mechanism for vaccine enforcement would bankrupt all but the largest businesses

Calling the vaccine mandate for businesses “tyrannical,” the No Taxation Without Congressional Consent Act, introduced September 30, 2021, would prohibit the federal government from imposing a fine, fee or tax on individuals or businesses for violating a COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

All of a sudden, I’m hungry.

God bless Chick-Fil-A!!! I think I will go there for breakfast tomorrow.

And then go to In-N-Out for lunch. Or, at least I would if they were in Atlanta.

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The Media is Gaslighting You. Here’s how.

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The Media is Gaslighting You.
Here’s how. 

Do you know what “gaslighting” is? According to Wikipedia, “Gaslighting is a colloquialism that is defined as making someone question their own reality. The term is also used informally to describe someone who persistently puts forth a false narrative which leads another person to doubt their own perceptions to the extent that they become disoriented and distressed.”

The term originated from a classic movie – Gaslight. Without giving too much away, the movie is about this guy who plays mind games on his wife in order to keep something hidden from her. One of the tricks he plays is arbitrarily dimming the lights and convincing his wife that she was the one doing it. The end effect is that his wife starts to question her perceptions and reality itself; effectively making her go crazy.

If you watch the film today, you might recognize the gaslighting perpetrated by the media. Case in point, in my news search today, I came across this article in the Denver Post discussing the January 6th Committee. Here is a quote.

Unlike some previous investigations in the Trump era — including the Russia probes and the impeachment inquiry into Trump’s interactions with Ukraine — the central facts of the Jan. 6 insurrection are known. A group of Trump supporters, fueled by his false claims of a stolen election, brutally assaulted police and smashed their way into the Capitol to interrupt the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory.

But there are still unanswered questions about the attack on the Capitol, and lawmakers say they are committed to presenting a full accounting to make sure it never happens again.

The committee is looking into every aspect of the riot, including what Trump himself was doing while it unfolded and any connections between the White House and the rioters who broke into the building.

The panel is also investigating how the protests leading up to and during the insurrection were financed, including the rally at the Ellipse on Jan. 6 preceding the riot.

“The biggest black box though is what was the president’s role? What was the role of people in the White House? What did the president know about who was coming to this rally?” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who sits on the panel, said in an interview on C-SPAN. ”And what did he do when he found out?”

The Democrat from California added, “There are a lot of important unanswered questions.”

Let’s look closer at some of the points mentioned in this quote:

  • Trump supporters where protesting what they thought was a stolen election and a riot broke out. Police were attacked. There was property damage.
  • Since the event happened on government property, lawmakers want a full investigation to insure it never happens again. Included in the investigation are queries on how the protest was financed.
  • Some want to see if President Trump was involved and if so, to what extent.

Now, consider the gaslighting by the media. For one, on August 20, 2021, the FBI reported that they found near zero evidence that the January 6th protest was coordinated. So, what can DC lawmakers find that the FBI could not? Moreover, why have another investigation at all? At some point, doesn’t it become another witch hunt? Trump’s political enemies are not seeking justice, they are looking to punish and defame. By playing up coverage of a January 6th committee instead of citing the FBI’s results, the media is doing a gaslight on the public. The effect? Trump keeps getting investigated so he must be guilty of something.

President Biden called the events of January 6th the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.” This was another gaslighting attempt to make the country see January 6th as more destructive and deadlier than one or all of the following attacks (All of which happened after the Civil War):

  • Pearl Harbor
  • Oklahoma City Bombing
  • September 11th
  • Jim Crow Laws
  • JFK Assassination
  • And so on…

I do not have data to back up my instincts on this but I HIGHLY doubt the majority of sober minded Americans, think that the financial and psychological effects of January 6th outweigh the other events I cited above. But just in case the gaslighting of the media has worked on you, let’s compare January 6th with the BLM riots from the Summer of 2020.

January 6th Protest/Riot

Now compare the January 6th stats to the the nationwide BLM riots of 2020. Law Enforcement Today had this to say about it.

According to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), 95 percent of the riots that took place last summer were linked to Black Lives Matter. Six percent of the protests which occurred between May 26 and Sept. 5 involved rioting, looting and similar violence, including 47 fatalities, The Frontier Post reported. 

Of the 633 incidents coded as riots, 88 percent were coded as involving Black Lives Matter activists. All told, there were 12,045 incidents. 

The rioting wasn’t only concentrated in large metropolitan areas, but also found its way into smaller cities such as Fort Collins, CO., Cottonwood Heights, Utah; Gilbert, Arizona; and Davenport Iowa. The riots spread across 47 states. 

The riots that took place last year caused an estimated $2 billion in damages across the country, overtaking the 1992 Los Angeles riots that took place in the wake of the initial Rodney King verdict, which caused $775 million in damage. According to Axios, adjusted for inflation, those costs would amount to $1.42 billion.

Adding to to this reporting, The Guardian cited at least 25 Americans killed during the political unrest. And Citizens Journal stated more than 12 police officers were shot and killed protecting the public during that time.

And while the BLM riots were happening, how did the media report it? For the most part, they praised BLM as heroes fighting for social justice. All reports of violence, fires, harassment and such were downplayed. This is another example of gaslighting. Black Lives Matter, like the mainstream media, is an ally of the political left and as such, their reputation must be protected. This is why CNN and MSNBC reporters all said that things were not as bad as they seem and that sometimes people get mad and that’s okay.

But I digress, the BLM “mostly peaceful” protests happened nationwide, caused multiple deaths and $2,000,000,000.00 worth of damages. BLM clearly caused more damage and death and yet there are no congressional hearings to investigate them. Nevermind that the majority of American voters want a BLM investigation. Check out this quote from Rasmussen Reports

Now that House Democrats have created a committee to investigate the January 6 Capitol riot, most voters believe Congress should also investigate the Black Lives Matter protests that sparked violence in major cities last year.

A new national telephone and online survey by the National Police Association and Rasmussen Reports finds that 66% of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress should investigate last year’s violent protests, in which more than 2,000 police officers suffered injuries in the line of duty. Twenty-one percent (21%) don’t think Congress should investigate last year’s protests, and 13% were not sure.

Okay, I have two more points but I have said so much already. Here is a quick recap.

  • The media (and their political allies) would have us believe that the January 6th riot was an insurrection planned to topple the government, despite the fact that the FBI investigated and found otherwise.
  • The media (and their political allies) would have you believe that the damages caused by a summer of nationwide BLM riots somehow pales in comparison to a 3-hour January 6th riot in one location.

That being said, here are two more flagrant examples of gaslighting that has me shaking my head in utter disbelief. If January 6th was an insurrection in the media’s eyes, what should they call the global warming activists who tried to storm the Department of the Interior building last week? Here is a quote from The Washington Post.

Police and climate activists clashed Thursday during protests at the Interior Department, with security personnel sustaining “multiple injuries” and one officer being taken to a hospital, agency spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz said.

Climate demonstrators were attempting to occupy the Interior Department, with dozens entering the Stewart Lee Udall Main Interior Building on C Street NW. Those who remained outside clashed with police as they tried to keep the one unlocked door open. At times, protesters attempted to push past the police line.

The protesters were here for People vs. Fossil Fuels, five days of demonstrations by a coalition of groups known as Build Back Fossil Free that has included Indigenous leaders from across the country. The coalition’s name is a nod to President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda.

People vs. Fossil Fuels said in a statement that 55 people were arrested during the protest, including Indigenous leaders, and said police “acted aggressively” by using Tasers on at least two people and batons to hit others. A spokesperson for the Federal Protective Service, which Schwartz said responded to the protest to “mitigate the situation,” did not immediately respond to a request for comment on police tactics and arrests.

Here is a tweet where you can see some of the action for yourself.

So, where are the headlines in the media reporting on this insurrection? Its very similar to the January 6th story isn’t it? Maybe you don’t think it is because the mainstream media is not making a big deal of it. Maybe if you do see it as the same thing (or at least, very similar), something might be wrong with how you view reality. If so, gaslighting strikes again.

And I’ll leave you with one final example of how the media warps your thinking with their gaslighting techniques. President Trump has long made claims that the election was stolen from him. There is ample evidence to support that claim but I won’t go down that rabbit hole today. Instead, I will point out how the media gaslights the public into believing that if you simply question the election results you are either crazy or a terrorist; unless you are a Democrat.

In that case, questioning the election results is covered by free speech and the mainstream media will not call you out on it. They may even defend you the same way MSNBC stood up for Stacey Abrams.

So, maybe Stacey Abrams really won? Nope. She did not. But enough gaslighting will cause you to think that way and maybe cause you to give her a sympathy vote next time she pursues political office.

Sigh.

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Why are Democrat candidates hiding their party affiliation?

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Why are Democrat candidates hiding their party affiliation?

President Biden is not doing a good job and as a result, there is a LOT of speculation that there will be a Democrat blood bath in 2022. One sure sign of this is how Democrat candidates are hiding their political affiliation. I have heard whispers of that earlier this year but now, I am hearing about it more and more. A few examples. This first one from NBC affiliate, 9News in Denver. [October 7, 2021]

At the debate, co-moderator Kara Mason, the managing editor of Sentinel Colorado, asked if party affiliation should be included in city council races.

“I don’t think there’s any argument to hide information from the voters. All available information should be available right out in front,” said Lindstrom. “We can call it nonpartisan all we want, but people have belief systems, people know where they tend to vote. It’s rather dishonest to hide that.”

“If you have a minute of conversation with any one of us, I think you’re going to probably deduce where we stand politically,” said Hamilton.

He said it should not be included, but then explained how voters can find out.

“I knocked on one gentleman’s door and his first thing he asked me, he’s like, ‘you’re running for city council?’ I said, ‘yes.’ He goes, ‘what’s your political party?’ I said, ‘well, it’s an unaffiliated position.’ He goes, ‘what’s your political party?’ I said, ‘it’s an unaffiliated position.’ He said, ‘what’s your stand on gun control.’ And all I had to do was give him one answer, and he had the answer,” said Hamilton.

“Some of these issues that are facing us currently are crossing party lines, but yeah, some people want to know,” said Sundberg.

Mason asked if he would want to know.

“The dog catcher? The sheriff? Yes. Everybody, down the line. I suppose it could be helpful, you know, I’ve not thought too much about it,” said Sundberg.

The website Political Viewer commented on how Democrats are hiding their political affiliation in Rural America in order to make their candidates more attractive. [July 20, 2021] Here is a quote.

Democrats running for elected office in the House and Senate from rural America are commencing to depart from utilizing party identification in their ads in hopes of magnetizing more voters. This denotes many candidates for office are running against the platform of their own party, according to Axios. Since the 2020 election, the Democrats in both chambers of Congress have had a wafer-thin majority, and the Republicans are looking to overtake them in the expeditious-approaching midterms next year.

Since former President Donald Trump verbalized about rural Americans throughout his entire presidency and on the campaign trail, Democrats in those places now feel “reflexively distrustful of progressive solutions to everything from the pandemic to infrastructure.”

Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan (OH), running for one of Ohio’s Senate seats, released a campaign ad roughly three minutes long. The Democrat did not mention his party affiliation once. According to the report, Democrat strategists from rural states have exhorted the candidates to eschew using “fancy” language and to fixate on populist economic policies.

Click here to see the video for yourself. (And as of this writing, his twitter account does not state his party affiliation. Just sayin’…)

The NY Times published an opinion piece [October 17, 2021] entitled, “David Shor Is Telling Democrats What They Don’t Want to Hear” and in it, among so many other things, was this quote…

At the heart of Shor’s frenzied work is the fear that Democrats are sleepwalking into catastrophe. Since 2019, he’s been building something he calls “the power simulator.” It’s a model that predicts every House and Senate and presidential race between now and 2032 to try to map out the likeliest future for American politics. He’s been obsessively running and refining these simulations over the past two years. And they keep telling him the same thing.

We’re screwed in the Senate, he said. Only he didn’t say “screwed.”

In 2022, if Senate Democrats buck history and beat Republicans by four percentage points in the midterms, which would be a startling performance, they have about a 50-50 chance of holding the majority. If they win only 51 percent of the vote, they’ll likely lose a seat — and the Senate.

But it’s 2024 when Shor’s projected Senate Götterdämmerung really strikes. To see how bad the map is for Democrats, think back to 2018, when anti-Trump fury drove record turnout and handed the House gavel back to Nancy Pelosi. Senate Democrats saw the same huge surge of voters. Nationally, they won about 18 million more votes than Senate Republicans — and they still lost two seats. If 2024 is simply a normal year, in which Democrats win 51 percent of the two-party vote, Shor’s model projects a seven-seat loss, compared with where they are now.

Sit with that. Senate Democrats could win 51 percent of the two-party vote in the next two elections and end up with only 43 seats in the Senate. 

My reaction to the article was pretty much in line with a Seattle reader’s comment to the editor.

To the Editor:

Did I read this article correctly? Democrats need to hide who they are in order to win elections? What a damning, unintentional self-indictment.

Richard Sybert

Seattle

To be fair, candidates hiding their party affiliation is not a new phenomenon and both Republicans and Democrats are guilty of it. Real Clear Politics discussed the matter in 2010 and said this.

Many Democrats and Republicans running for Congress this year are hiding their party affiliations.

About one-third of Democratic and GOP candidates in battleground House races do not openly reveal which party they represent, according to a review by The Hill of candidate websites. The Hill analyzed the home pages and bios of the candidates in races identified by nonpartisan Cook Political Report as competitive.

The results indicate that Democrats are feeling the wind at their face this midterm election and the anti-establishment mood of the electorate has GOP candidates wary of embracing their party as well. While most campaign experts anticipate a Republican wave in November, they point out that polls show that the Republican Party is still suffering from President George W. Bush’s unpopular last term. Republican nominees were slightly more likely than their Democratic opponents to display their party affiliation on their home pages.

Of the 46 races reviewed, 22 Republicans and 19 Democrats made some reference to their party affiliation on the home page of their campaign website. For example, Democratic Rep. Glenn Nye of Virginia bills himself as “an independent voice, for a change.”

House GOP hopeful Alan Nunnelee’s (Miss.) website says he hopes to be a “true conservative” in Washington.” The numbers reflect a sharp turnaround from the 2006 midterm campaign, in which Democrats took control of both chambers of Congress. A similar analysis by The Hill in 2006 found that only 25 percent of Republicans in competitive contests displayed their party affiliation on their home pages. And roughly half of Democrats in such contests had their party affiliation on their home page in 2006.

So, a sure barometer of your political party’s popularity is how campaigning candidates embrace their political affiliation. I predict that if you look at the websites of people campaigning in your area you will see more Democrats running as “non-partisan independents.” Conversely, there will be many proud Republicans touting their party as loudly as they can. It is a sign of the times.

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120 – Big Big Decisions on Little Little Data

The Things I Think About Podcast

David Wiseman, Ph.D., M.R.Pharm.S. and I had a FASCINATING talk about the healthcare industry and by the end of it, I was balled up in a fetal position and having trouble sleeping. And I am only slightly exaggerating. Here are only some of our talking points. 

  • Alarming discrepancies in data connected to Hydrochloroquin and Ivermectin.  
  • Decisions are based on data but, it would seem that in at least those instances, major health decisions are being made without enough information. Have you seen this happen at the CDC or the FDA?
  • I’ve heard the CDC declare health advisory notices concerning vaccines. What exactly is that? Why is it significant?
  • Do you think what is going on is an intentional nefarious scheme?
  • Are medical journals giving pure peer-reviewed data when it comes to the Covid-19 vaccines?
  • With only limited data available, does it seem like the public is part of some grand experiment?

And, so much more. This conversation could have gone on for hours! I hope to have him back on the show soon. Tune in now!

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Dr. Wiseman is a PhD Research scientist with a background in pharmacy, pharmacology and experimental pathology. He was one of the top 66 research scientists at Johnson & Johnson where he headed up a research program overseeing preclinical and clinical research as well as submissions to FDA. Since 1996 he has run his own R&D consulting business, helping companies develop medical products. He is a journal peer reviewer. He has dropped everything to work on Covid contributing important work on HCQ and IVM.

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Censorship and Surveillance are Population Control Strategies

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Censorship and Surveillance are Population Control Strategies

If your eyes are open, you are seeing it everywhere. Government and Big Tech Companies like Facebook are colluding to control the masses in America and the world. Its scary to see this happen at home and all the more unnerving to see it happen around the globe. Every article I read today felt like a dark omen of very uncomfortable times. I share these articles not to increase the anxiety that some of us are facing but to warn so you may be prepared, as best you can be.

I found these stories on ReclaimTheNet which focuses its news coverage on free speech and privacy issues. If you have not subscribed to their website, I recommend that you do. All the info I’m sharing happened in the past 30 days. A lot of what is suppressed in the mainstream can be found on Reclaim The Net.

Police in Australia turn up on doorsteps with print-outs of citizens’ anti-lockdown Facebook posts

Australia has had a particularly difficult pandemic. Not necessarily because of COVID numbers, but because of what many see as a rapid erosion of human rights and dubious, rushed workarounds of the country’s long-standing standards and legislation in this area.

Strict lockdowns of entire neighborhoods of big cities, for instance, are still a thing down under; some apps mandated for contact tracing have in the meantime devolved into tools of mass surveillance.

And never far behind this are abuses and/or harassment of people that happens wherever authoritarianism starts gaining a foothold.

And so a number of popular Twitter accounts are sharing videos uploaded by Australians who had the police show up at their doors to question – or as one of them said, intimidate them.

In one chilling video, officers are inquiring about a citizen’ Facebook posts they thought meant he had been attending an anti-lockdown protest – six months earlier.

Google is working to steer your thinking by sharing “context”

Imagine you do a search about President Biden and you see a search result with a negative headline. Google is working to place that search result in “context” where they may say, “…that article is from a disreputable source, consider these other sources that paint him in a better light. Do you want to read those?” Okay, I’m exaggerating. Yet, I don’t think I’m too far off the mark. Here is a quote.

“There’s a lot of information in the world from different sources, some unfamiliar,” said Harris Cohen, a product manager on Google’s consumer trust team. “Lots of people are concerned about mis- and disinformation. Across lots of areas, this tool really helps them with that journey.”

The new feature comes amid increasing accusations from politicians that Big Tech platforms are not doing enough to combat online misinformation and disinformation. Already, Google Search gives priority to sources it deems authoritative.

Facebook whistleblower says moderators could see users’ chat messages

There is no privacy on Facebook. You are fooling yourself if you think differently. Some people say they have nothing to hide, why worry? I would ask, why do you lock your door at night? Why do you have blinds on your windows? And how many times have people’s identities been stolen? How susceptible are you to blackmail? Sigh. Here is a quote.

Sitting down on the Patrick Bet-David Podcast, Facebook whistleblower Shawn Speagle made some shocking comments about how moderation worked at Facebook, at least until his departure in 2019.

Speagle was a content moderator who worked for one of Facebook’s content moderation subcontractors called Cognizant.

In episode 98 of the podcast, published this week, Speagle announced that it was possible for some third-party contractors to read user’s people’s direct messages with little oversight.

“So, you guys were able to see what’s being said in the instant messages and text messages, or no?” host Patrick Bet-David asked.

“Yes,” Speagle answered.

Bet-David pressed further: “So whatever we post on there and we are communicating, you see all of it?”

“Yes, absolutely,” Speagle confirmed.

Laughing and seeming not believing what he was hearing, Bet-David asked again, “…if you wanted to see all of it, you could easily see it?”

“Yes, yes,” Speagle answered.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen defends Biden administration’s plan to surveil Americans’ bank accounts

When Yellen said it was all “routine” that signaled to me a low-regard for the privacy of the American people. See below.

According to proposals from the Biden administration, banks would be forced to provide aggregate credit and debit figures to the IRS every year, and the idea would apply to all bank accounts having at least $600 in balance or at least $600 in transactions.

We covered the controversial bank surveillance proposals in more detail here.

On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she supported the plan.

When asked about the new surveillance that many Americans feel is a violation of privacy, Yellen informed CNBC’s Squawk Box co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin that the “collection of information is routine.”

Secret warrants against Google search terms are on the rise

This is one of those things where you go, “Wow, I didn’t know that was legal.” Imagine you are a novelist doing research for a murder mystery. If you type in “how to get away with murder” today, the police could have a warrant out for your arrest tomorrow. Literally. (Yet, another reason to switch to DuckDuckGo.) Check out this quote…

In order to find the suspects in the presumed kidnapping and sexual abuse of the minor, those investigating the case decided to ask Google to turn over data on every person who happened to search the girl’s name, her mother’s name (in two different spellings), or their address. The data requested by the authorities included access to Google users’ accounts, CookieIDs, and their IP addresses, and in all covered Google searches performed during 16 days of one year.

In a sea of warrants asking data from Big Tech and their social media, the keyword searches, along with the geofence ones are considered to be among the most worrying when it comes to their potential to implicate perfectly innocent people, thanks to the “dragnet” approach.

Namely, these two types of warrants are not asking for data from suspects investigators have already identified; instead, they are hoping to come across them, and don’t care if everyone accidentally finding themselves within a physical perimeter or using a keyword in their search that has nothing to do with a crime might have their data given to government agencies.

UK Ministry of Defense proposal calls for more social media surveillance

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has published a data strategy promoting the idea of the British armed forces conducting social media surveillance on behalf of local governments.

The document, which is about the armed forces making better use of their existing data, says that the military should conduct “automated scanning of social media platforms” to identify any “change in population sentiment.”

“Decision making is enhanced by local surveillance of groups of interest,” the MoD wrote in the document. The MoD believes that spying on the social media rants of angered citizens can help “local authorities” to come up with “heightened readiness measures.”

The document, however, does not explain why the military should collect social media data to be used for non-military purposes. Besides, for years, private companies have been tracking social media sentiment not only for marketing but also for government agencies.

Microsoft’s LinkedIn censors US journalists in China

LinkedIn blocked the profiles of American journalists in China to comply with the Chinese government’s regulations. LinkedIn is the only major US-based platform allowed to operate in China after it agreed to comply with the CCP’s extreme social media regulations.

The journalists, whose LinkedIn profiles are no longer available for users in China, include Axios’ Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, who reports on China-related issues.

In a series of tweets blasting LinkedIn for the censorship of US journalists, Allen-Ebrahimian recommended that LinkedIn should allow users to create a separate profile for the Chinese version of the platform. She also encouraged Congress to come up with legislation to prevent platforms from conducting such censorship of journalists.

What if you were fired for sharing a meme but, not told what meme it was?

Police Constable Lee Scott of the Northumbria Police Force in England was fired for comments about Black Lives Matter and LGBTs, as well as sharing a meme that circulated in conservative circles. He was put on suspension after his “offensive” Facebook activity was reported by a colleague.

The UK’s Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigated the officer’s comments, saying they were deemed “offensive, inappropriate, or discriminatory in nature.” But the law enforcement watchdog refused to cite the exact comments that put the officer in trouble.

I could have EASILY cited more stories like the ones cited above. They are everywhere and it is very, very concerning. Keep praying. Use big tech alternatives. Protect yourself. Reclaim The Net has resources that can help you in this regard.

And if you have an interest in private email, I highly recommend Fastmail.


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