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  • The Cambridge Analytica Files

    04/13/2018 7:13:23 PM PDT · by A virtuous woman · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sun 18 Mar 2018 05.44 EDT | Carole Cadwalladr
    For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didn’t yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in the bottle. By the time I met him in person, I’d already been talking...
  • #TransformationTuesday: Tadpole Edition

    04/10/2018 7:16:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-10-18 | MOTUS
    Ever wonder what made America great? I think it was the fact the country was founded by people who possessed the three defining characteristics of the Age of Enlightenment. Reason:Skepticism:and Individualism:Three characteristics anathema to oppressive authoritarian regimes. Take China for example; disliking behavior outside the norm they are in the process of finalizing their new “social system” that will ultimately rate all of its citizens and assign points in order to promote appropriate behavior and discourage anti-social behavior: Like private credit scores, a person's social score can move up and down depending on their behaviour. The exact methodology is a...
  • CPC Party seminar emphasizes unity of thought among well-known online figures[China]

    03/29/2018 2:48:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2018/3/28 | Liu Caiyu
    CPC Party seminar emphasizes unity of thought among well-known online figures By Liu Caiyu Source:Global Times Published: 2018/3/28 17:43:41 Seminar brings united thinking to major online players "As a non-Party-member intellectual, the seminar gave me a good chance to familiarize myself with the Party's new policies. I know more about how to spread information online, especially on positive energy," said Lu Qi, an online celebrity and writer who has 26 million followers on Sina Weibo. Lu mainly posts female-friendly articles and videos on his Weibo account. Lu was just one of the 52 online representatives who attended the seminar held...
  • Hungary Warns of 'Global Government' That Will 'Strip People' of Identities

    03/23/2018 4:03:13 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/18 | Victoria Friedman
    In his address at a conference Monday, the founding member of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s conservative Fidesz party stated that “the new technique and ideology of government is aimed at creating (societies) without an identity”. Referring to proponents of global governance as “potential colonists”, Mr. Kövér said: “They want to strip people of their religious, national, family, and even sexual identities so that they are no longer able to recognise, express or enforce their own interests.” Hungary has been at the forefront of the battle against the erosion of the nation-state and conservative values with Prime Minister Orbán, vowing last...
  • Rage-Democrats return: Eric Holder vows to knife the GOP

    03/17/2018 8:31:26 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Mar, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    So much for the soft moderate blue wave of Democrats sweeping special elections these days. The real Democrats – the dinosaurs, the elitists, the detesters of deplorables, the Chicago politics-types, and the arrogant – are back, with none more obvious than Eric Holder, who offered this violent language for his political opponents. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: "We have to be ready to, you know, not do anything inappropriate, not do anything improper, certainly not do anything unlawful," he said. "But to the extent that they want to have a fight, let's do it. You want to rumble, let's rumble. You...
  • Green Tyranny: Exposing the Totalitarian Roots of the Climate Industrial Complex

    12/17/2017 2:38:43 PM PST · by iowamark · 19 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 11/28/17 | Rupert Darwall
    Rupert Darwall is a strategy consultant and policy analyst. He read economics and history at Cambridge University and subsequently worked in finance as an investment analyst and in corporate finance before becoming a special adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has written extensively for publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Daily Telegraph and The Spectator and is the author of the widely praised "The Age of Global Warming: A History" (2013). Climate change was political long before Al Gore first started talking about it. In Green Tyranny, Rupert Darwall...
  • ROGER STONE: Time For Real Net Neutrality

    12/10/2017 1:34:59 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/7/17 | Roger Stone
    (snip) - The singular reason why this-so called “Net Neutrality” came to the forefront is because then President Barack Obama ordered it. And who was prodding Obama to do so? Google. Microsoft. Facebook. Twitter. Amazon. The Tech Left, funded largely by George Soros, had decided to champion under the banner of a benign-sounding “Net Neutrality” campaign and seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grab the moral high ground in their determination to allow the giant edge providers to censor the Internet to suit their ideological preferences — ridding the Internet of conservative and libertarian content. Google was especially vested, as the...
  • Yale student op-ed: Charity is not enough … your money must be TAKEN from you

    12/05/2017 10:53:08 AM PST · by TBP · 94 replies
    Headline of the Day ^ | December 5, 2017 | T.A. Reid
    ‘We have an obligation to redistribute’ The holiday season is upon us, and leave it to an Ivy Leaguer to play the role of the proverbial stick in the mud. Writing in the Yale Daily News, guest columnist Xuan (who uses the pronouns “they” and “them”) invokes the United States’ “legacy of colonialism, exploitation, slavery and genocide” to argue that Americans’ personal charity isn’t “quite enough” nor “all of morality.” They offer examples of a shady used car salesman and a sketchy entrepreneur who, after screwing over people in the past attempt to make good later in life through charitable...
  • 100 Years of Communism—and 100 Million Dead

    11/07/2017 10:42:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2017 | David Satter
    The Bolshevik plague that began in Russia was the greatest catastrophe in human history.Armed Bolsheviks seized the Winter Palace in Petrograd—now St. Petersburg—100 years ago this week and arrested ministers of Russia’s provisional government. They set in motion a chain of events that would kill millions and inflict a near-fatal wound on Western civilization. The revolutionaries’ capture of train stations, post offices and telegraphs took place as the city slept and resembled a changing of the guard. But when residents of the Russian capital awoke, they found they were living in a different universe.Although the Bolsheviks called for the abolition...
  • Hannah Arendt’s Prediction on Violence in Modern Society

    10/03/2017 12:19:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 3, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, a lot of people are still asking about motivation. We don’t know. It’s still a matter of speculation because nobody talked to the guy beforehand to hear his grievances. But I want to share something I ran across at Intellectual Takeout today. This is a think piece, and it’s just a possibility that somebody is applying to this after having read some philosophy by a noted philosopher by the name of Hannah Arendt, A-r-e-n-d-t. She lived from 1906 to 1975. She was a German American political theorist. She wrote extensively on totalitarianism, and she predicted before she died...
  • President Trump Stands Up at the UN for America and Against Totalitarianism

    09/20/2017 4:49:10 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/17 | Joseph Klein
    President Trump would do well to continue channeling Ronald Reagan and to rectify the abysmal failures of the Obama foreign policy of appeasement and apologies for America’s strength President Donald Trump came to the United Nations this week as the “representative of the American people,” not as the “global citizen” that Barack Obama had fancied himself to be. To paraphrase William Shakespeare, when Obama asked his global audiences to lend him their ears, he came to bury America under a heap of apologies for its alleged past misdeeds, not to praise America. President Trump could not have presented a starker...
  • KFC China Customers Can Pay with Their Faces

    09/04/2017 9:23:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Food & Wine ^ | Elisabeth Sherman September 01, 2017 | Elisabeth Sherman September 01, 2017
    Back in January, Food and Wine reported that KFC China would be introducing a facial recognition system that would predict your order (it’s not as creepy as it sounds). Now it looks like the brand is enhancing that technology with additional features. According to Reuters, the system lets customers pay by face, just by approaching one of the store's newly unveiled monitors. The new device is located at a KFC outpost in the city of Hangzhou. The facial recognition system is called Smile to Pay, and it’s being featured at a Yum Brands (the company behind KFC) so-called concept store...
  • The Totalitarianism of the Now

    08/29/2017 11:27:55 AM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | August 29, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    That sinking feeling I had thought the floodwaters of Texas had at least momentarily submerged the left's war on history. But I see a Hillary Clinton staffer called Logan Anderson has been triggered by a white man with a Confederate flag on his boat rescuing black people in Houston. At one time, this would have been a heartwarming story - like the Brits and the Krauts playing footie in no man's land at Christmas 1914. Why, look! Houston's oldest surviving Confederate general is recognizing our shared humanity by taking his boat to rescue the children of his former plantation slaves!...
  • How the radical left and radical Islam find common ground

    07/01/2017 10:49:25 PM PDT · by gattaca · 41 replies
    CBN News ^ | June 30, 2017 | Paul Strand
    WASHINGTON - It seems counter-intuitive that ultra-leftists would find common ground with radical Islamists - the kind of people who automatically sentence homosexuals to death. The Washington DC-based think tank Center for Security Policy (CSP) is highlighting why those forces that seem so far apart can come together and why some liberals cover up or excuse the violent acts of these jihadists. What’s strange is these leftists will do it despite the fact that history shows that once radical Islamists gain power, they would likely wipe out their Leftist collaborators - it happened in revolutionary Iran. “They’re the first to...
  • BREAKING: Ontario passes ‘totalitarian’ bill allowing gov’t to take kids from Christian homes

    06/02/2017 3:54:58 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 65 replies
    Life Site Newse ^ | June 1, 2017 | Lianne Laurence
    TORONTO, June 1, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne Liberals have passed what critics describe as “totalitarian” Bill 89 by a vote of 63 to 23 on the last day before Queen’s Park adjourns for the summer. Pro-family advocates warn Bill 89 gives the state more power to seize children from families that oppose the LGBTQI and gender ideology agenda, and allows government agencies to effectively ban couples who disagree with that agenda from fostering or adopting children. Bill 89, or the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017, repeals and replaces the former Child and Family Services Act that...
  • MOTIVE FOR MADNESS

    05/30/2017 7:28:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/17 | Linda Goudsmit
    The motive for their madness is one-world government. Totalitarianism by any other name whether it is religious or secular is still totalitarianism. Left-wing liberal leaders do not lack the intelligence to recognize the suicidal policies they are pursuing. They are deliberately facilitating the policies of cultural suicide to create the social chaos necessary to eliminate their nation states and globalize the world under one-world government That is the motive for their madness. Their seemingly bizarre policies create an atmosphere of such anxiety and cognitive dissonance that people are overwhelmed and paralyzed trying to make sense of the nonsensical policies destroying...
  • Agenda21Radio May 22, 2017 (6 to 9 am PT)

    05/22/2017 6:02:53 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 5 replies
    redstatetalkradio.com ^ | May 22, 2017 | Paul Preston
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  • Can Emmanuel Macron really rule France 'by decrees'?

    05/13/2017 5:41:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 10 May 2017 11:25 CEST+02:00
    Macron wants to pass a series of laws by decree in order to speed through reforms — and not everyone is happy about it. But can he actually do it? Macron, France’s soon to be youngest ever president at 39, has major plans for France, including a “simplification” of France’s labor laws and cuts to the public sector and public spending. But to bring these plans to action, the president-elect has said he will not wait for the backing of the French parliament — which he he is unlikely to get a majority in anyway. Instead Macron is planning to...
  • Venezuela's Maduro calls for new constitution amid crisis

    05/01/2017 3:15:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2017 5:41 PM EDT | Hannah Dreier
    Venezuela’s increasingly embattled president called Monday for a new constitution as an intensifying protest movement entered a second month amid clashes between police and demonstrators. After hundreds of thousands took to the streets again to call for his ouster, President Nicolás Maduro announced that he was calling for a citizens assembly and a new constitution for the economically flailing South American nation. He said the move was needed to restore peace and stop his political opponents from trying to carry out a coup. Opposition leaders immediately objected, charging that Maduro was seeking to further erode Venezuela’s constitutional order. …
  • The Progressively Frightening Totalitarian and Judgmental Left

    03/20/2017 5:37:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    The left has done a 180 since its free speech heyday of the 1960s. What used to be anything goes, and protecting the First Amendment right to say controversial things, has morphed into a treacherous map of what you can and cannot say. Universities, which were once a bastion of free speech, have now become the most hostile areas of all. If you do not agree with the left — even if you are on the left — expect to be savagely targeted. You could lose your job, your career, and reputation over just one social media post. Not to...