Thought for the day

"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin." -- Mark Twain
"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - You may know that your society is doomed." -- Ayn Rand, 'Atlas Shrugged', 1957

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Oh, the irony of "green" energy advocate and former Presidential hopeful Ralph Nader stepping into the Tesla Full Self-Driving debate and absolutely railing against Elon Musk's "technology"...

But that's exactly what has happened. Nader, who has been publicly critical of Tesla in the past, issued a damning statement this week, calling into question the safety of Tesla's flagship feature on its vehicles.

Nader's statement adds to a chorus of criticism about Tesla's Autopilot at the very same time that the NHTSA is conducting an investigation into the feature. 

Facebook and Instagram are reportedly 'rewriting websites' visited by their users so they can follow them around the web.

Research from an ex-Google engineer claims that the social networks 'inject' other websites with a tracking code whenever a link is opened through their in-app browser.

This means Facebook and Instagram can monitor everything from your Internet history to your 'passwords, addresses, and credit card numbers'.

Despite the Internet, information is tightly controlled.  Truth is hard to come by.  There is a great deal of medical and scientific evidence available  that the Covid “vaccines” are very dangerous to children, in fact many times more dangerous than Covid itself.  Yet parents still take their youngsters and even babies to be vaccinated on the mere assumption, without due diligence, that the vaccination protects their children.

A multi-million dollar Australian app used to track Covid contacts has been decommissioned and branded "a failure" after identifying only two unique infections.

Health Minister Mark Butler urged people to delete the app, calling it a "colossal waste" of taxpayer's money.

COVIDsafe was previously touted "as essential as putting on sunscreen" by former Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

But experts had questioned the efficacy of the Bluetooth-based tracking method.

Amazon will expand its Amazon One palm print checkout system to dozens of Whole Foods locations, marking the most significant expansion of the technology that was introduced in 2020.

The smartphone has begun to play a huge role In dumbing down America. Rather than being a source to move us forward, it has become an albatross around the necks of many weak-minded souls that depend on them. People turn to these devices for all kinds of unneeded updates including performing simple math problems so they don't have to think. 

About 18% of Americans now own a video doorbell. That means a significant and growing slice of American neighborhoods are under a form of intermittent surveillance. If the surveillance video and associated data were the exclusive property of individual homeowners, it might not be of much concern.