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    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    We could just let Google handle all the algorithms to target people, so eventually, that same tech can be used against us! "Just make Google do it!" Thread: If Google Drops Project Maven, ‘Pentagon Will Try to Strike Back at Them’ http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?521137-If-Google-Drops-Project-Maven-%91Pentagon-Will-Try-to-Strike-Back-at-Them%92
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    Yesterday, 05:19 PM
    Covered!
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    Yesterday, 05:16 PM
    The big problem is that these people pay taxes. So they are paying govt to pay for their own food stamps. Basically buying their own chains of slavery.
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    Yesterday, 01:24 AM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/04/21/1634237/many-amazon-warehouse-workers-are-on-food-stamps Many of Amazon's warehouse workers have to buy their groceries with food stamps through America's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, reports the Intercept. In Arizona, new data suggests that one in three of the company's own employees depend on SNAP to put food on the table. In Pennsylvania and Ohio, the figure appears to be around one in 10. Overall, of five states that responded to a public records request for a list of their top employers of SNAP recipients, Amazon cracked the top 20 in four. Though the company now employs 200,000 people in the United States, many of its workers are not making enough money to put food on the table... "The average warehouse worker at Walmart makes just under $40,000 annually, while at Amazon would take home about $24,300 a year," CNN reported in 2013. "That's less than $1,000 above the official federal poverty line for a family of four." In addition Amazon uses temp workers who may also be on food stamps, notes the article, adding that in 2017 Amazon received $1.2 billion in state and local subsidies, while effectively paying no federal income tax.
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    04-21-2018, 02:29 PM
    I say thats setting people up to fail. Brave New 1984.
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    04-21-2018, 02:07 AM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/04/20/1915236/palantir-knows-everything-about-you When the difference between Right and Wrong is subjectively interpreted by a powerful handful of war criminals, how long until they start going after the people that ask questions about their wars?
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    04-21-2018, 02:04 AM
    https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/18/04/20/2358220/ai-will-wipe-out-half-the-banking-jobs-in-a-decade-experts-say Who are these experts again that no one has ever heard of?
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    04-21-2018, 02:03 AM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/04/20/2050220/government-accidentally-releases-documents-on-psycho-electric-weapons https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a19855256/muckrock-foia-psycho-electric-weapons/
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    04-21-2018, 01:56 AM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/04/19/2041236/german-supreme-court-rules-ad-blockers-legal What do you guys think? Should Blocking Ads or using Ad Blockers be legal or illegal?
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    04-21-2018, 01:53 AM
    Its a two way street. I dont like making choices for others. Im also not fond of trying to limit anyones choices, which includes both you and your customers. It should be beyond the scope of my ability or authority to make those decisions. The trouble is, there is very little option to opt out for people. The default is to be tracked and targeted. Most people do not know how to block ads. They rely on add ons and extensions to do that for them. Sadly, many of the Ad Blockers are forms of Malware (link underlined). People are becoming desperate to block these ads because of various reasons, a big one is being tracked. But I do understand your point that there are advantages to it. These big companies never operate as "Opt In". I just hate it when big companies demand to track all their customers. Not you specifically so dont take it personal, I mean like Walmart or Target. When their petty employees demand to track me, thats when I walk out the door and dont ever come back, because they think they have a Right to make those choices for me. They dont, no more than I can tell you how to run your business. If you have something I am looking for and the price is reasonable, I would buy something from your store. Demand that I like you on Facebook or you'll charge me more (also, not you, apartments here do this), Im out the door and wont come back. That to me is beyond the scope of simple transactions.
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    04-20-2018, 03:43 PM
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-20/putin-warns-russian-students-living-britain-come-home-immediately Full article on link.
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    04-20-2018, 03:36 PM
    https://science.slashdot.org/story/18/04/19/1745240/pasta-is-good-for-you-say-scientists-funded-by-big-pasta
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    04-20-2018, 02:38 PM
    https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/04/20/1651227/the-terms-and-conditions-reckoning-is-coming By reading this post, you hereby agree to sell your immortal soul for a peanut.
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    04-20-2018, 02:36 PM
    Most people wouldnt pay that close of attention to the details in the video. They might play it, then go look at their cell phones. That distraction causes those details to be completely miss that you were able to spot. People are misdirected all the time. Sometimes they are naive enough to genuinely believe what they are doing is foolproof. Facial Recognition Technology is one example. Oh it will take years before anyone could develop tech sophisticated enough to bypass Facial Recognition. The inventors never gave credit to the genuine ingenuity of people to take down even the most complex systems. Such as hacking Facial Recognition with a simple photo of a person. Same applies to this video. The techniques are mindblowingly simple and dont require sophisticated tech to deceive viewers. The trouble is twofold. Both the Liars, such as MSM or genuine "Fake News", as well as the ignorant people who believe the lies.
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    04-20-2018, 02:13 PM
    Duration 1:12 DO NOT COMMENT UNTIL YOU HAVE WATCHED THE SHORT VIDEO. Lies go both ways.
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    04-19-2018, 01:23 PM
    Right after Nixon "temporarily" suspended the convertibility of cash to gold, and we ended up with the Petro Dollar, hmm... ----- It is said that the Rich represent the past of our country, the economic opportunities that existed in the past. The Middle Class represents the Future of a country, based on the economic opportunities that exist currently. If we have no Middle Class today, there will be less Rich in the future. A few of the rich will be even richer, but the opportunity to ever get to that level no longer exists. Since the rich are supported by the existence of a Middle Class, eventually even the rich will fall as well.
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    04-19-2018, 12:39 AM
    https://news.slashdot.org/story/18/04/18/2026220/amazon-employee-explains-the-poor-working-conditions-of-an-amazon-warehouse
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    04-19-2018, 12:25 AM
    https://developers.slashdot.org/story/18/04/18/2348233/login-with-facebook-data-hijacked-by-javascript-trackers Friends dont let friends build websites that use Facebook Login.
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    04-18-2018, 03:51 PM
    Believe me, Im torn on it too. And yes, the Tiny Tyranny can be even worse than giant distant central government. I think its the Scale that should be considered. In small groups, the voice of the individual can be easily heard without shouting. In large groups, the voice of the same individual is so drown out that not even shouting is effective. Neither idea works at all when those in power choose to not listen.
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    04-18-2018, 03:43 PM
    IMF Sounds The Alarm On Global Debt, Warns "United States Stands Out" https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-18/imf-sounds-alarm-global-debt-warns-united-states-stands-out Graph from the linked article...
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    04-18-2018, 03:37 PM
    Agree. First, "no such thing as a free lunch". Next, "if you cant find the product, you ARE the product". Next, in a truly Free Market, no business can compete with a government that provides anything "for free". But since nothing is truly ever free, the costs come from somewhere. I think its the Scale that confuses people in what is free. Such as a "free sample". At the smallest scale of perspective, a person can eat the sample "for free", but stepping back, who ever is giving that "free sample" is incurring that cost as a form of advertisement. This site is another good example of "free". Josh used to own the site, and he paid out of his own pocket for it, but made it "free" to us. He offset the cost of running the site with donations. How much time do our Site Owners spend on maintaining our "free" site? We arent paying them for their time, and they arent asking that we do pay them to be a part of the community. Getting bigger "free health care" is afforded by either taxation or inflation. Funding has to come from somewhere. In a Free Market, the price is determined by supply and demand. Other things are also factored in, such as time to create a product or provide a service, overhead, and labor costs. But what happens when that "free health care" is used to prohibit competition? Even when it is not, how is "free" paid for? Who incurs those costs? Too often, it is the poorest that pay the highest price for "free".
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    04-18-2018, 02:44 PM
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-18/federal-reserve-has-done-great-job-destroying-middle-class Full article at link at top. Reference links in article underlined. --- The Fed apologists ought to be in shortly to tell us how wrong we all are and how wonderful the system works for everyone at the bottom.
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    04-18-2018, 02:25 PM
    The Terms are always Divisive. Divide and Conquer to create an "enemy" where none had existed before. Strip people away of these labels and all that is left is just people. People that will be more willing to work together, respect and protect those differences, letting those differences become strengths instead of weaknesses. Trouble is that people remember headlines on many levels. They think what they are told to think. They only want validation. If what they are told is nothing but lies, and that is all the person knows, they will seek validation of that lie. They will always remember "Libertarians are Evil" because it tells people what to feel. Propaganda pushes peoples Self Interests, used to manipulate them. But what is not said is just as important as what is said. What is not said is also the same message, and thats a little trickier to spot. The message they dont hear is "Feel, do not think". Dont look at the world from anyone elses point of view but the one you are told. Dont think for yourself. Dont use Logic. Dont reject ideas of Authority. The last part of the previous paragraph is probably the most important. Propaganda and Public Indoctrination work together to enslave the minds of all citizens. Schools teach Fixed Habits of Reaction to Authority, as described in the video in the underlined link. What the video doesnt mention is what those Fixed Habits are. So lets list a few of those Fixed Habits and entertain how they can be used to brainwash people. Blindly accept any information that comes from any figure of Authority. Do not challenge the idea. Do not think Logically. You can see where this is going. This is the type of message that Zippy tries to work. He wants people to see him (or them, I still suspect a paid group) as a Figure of Authority, and expects our reactions to be blind and unquestioning. His methods are the same as Gawker's news articles. Attack any opposing ideas and expect the group to accept those ideas. As dannno pointed out, Progressives are retarded. What was slightly missed is that "retardedness" is trained into the minds of people that otherwise would have the ability to think for themselves. I know the term "retard" is used too often to describe people with physical and mental disabilities. The "retards" I think we are both referring to is those who DO have the ability to think for themselves, but choose not to. The "willfully ignorant". Brainwashing and Propaganda explains how normal people are subverted into the state of "willful ignorance".
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    04-18-2018, 01:49 PM
    Its less about the product, people and data are the products. What is more important is who sells that bacon. Is it bacon for a local small market store, or is it Amazon bacon? The result of Targeted Advertising is to destroy smaller businesses by stealing their customers.
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    04-18-2018, 01:18 PM
    As much as I dont like the specifics, I will say that I prefer the way that HOAs usually work. Any form of self imposed regulation should start at the very smallest level, two people agreeing to things that affect both of them. An example is maintaining a tree that bridges both neighbors properties. They decide the rights and responsibilities of each party to each other. As that community grows and involves more people, that is where the power should exist. Such as everyone on a small cul de sac setting their own speed limits on that street, lawnmower times of usage, etc. Things that can annoy each other, but arent necessarily crimes. At the small level, one community will have different guidelines than other communities, and those guidelines will best suit each others situations. The trouble I think we have today is we have too much top heavy interference instead of being community driven. When things get too top heavy, the differences in communities are discarded and individual cooperation is replaced with conformity, and guidelines that eventually turn into laws that do not suit the smaller communities. The result of being too top heavy is that people interact less in their smaller communities. The top heavy solutions do not suit each persons needs and do not scale from big picture to small community very well. There are appropriate places for both, but the basic concept is still the same. Minimal top heavy interference, and foundation is built at small community level. Im hoping Anti Federalist can weigh in on this, but its the principle of of States having final authority over themselves and only the minimal level of Federal Govt. We dont need the Fedgov trying to regulate every single thing. The problems and benefits of both Federalism and Antifederalism might be best described by AF and other Antifederalists.
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    04-18-2018, 04:21 AM
    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/04/17/2217244/former-fcc-broadband-panel-chair-arrested-for-fraud Im sure she did not abuse any of that power when she held that position of power in any other ways. :rolleyes:
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    04-18-2018, 04:15 AM
    Who gave Facebook permission to track you at work? Your employer? Or Facebook? How about shared computers at work? ---- Fingerprinting user data goes WAY beyond the outdated concept of cookies, although cookies are still used extensively. The new techniques can pretty well identify individuals, even when they use the same computer, based on what you type, the way you type (called "type cadence"), how you move the mouse, etc. Basic things, such as when certain websites are looked at can be used to differentiate one individual from another when using the same computer. That is all of it true, unless, you dont even let your computer talk to anything facebook puts out. Period. That means block the fuckers in the firewall. Use adblockers, facebook blockers, plugins, hosts files, what ever it takes.
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    04-17-2018, 03:02 PM
    I was gonna post a video of every news network with so many different anchors all reading the exact same script "Conan O'Brien is making a splash in late night television" over and over and over and over again. Different faces, but yes, they all operate as a part of the same news network.
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    04-17-2018, 02:37 PM
    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/04/17/facebook-could-face-billions-in-fines-over-facial-recognition-features/ Full article at link at top.
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    04-17-2018, 02:35 PM
    http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/doug-duncan-even-us-government-economists-predict-trouble-ahead_04172018 Full article at Peak Prosperity link at top of story. ----- But everything is awesome! The party will go on forever! Unemployment Rates are great! Everyone is happy and doing so much better! Wages are skyrocketing and prices for everything are dropping everywhere! We've solved all the economic problems, so why shouldnt we just BOMB the rest of the world to our same level of Economic Stability?
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