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"I should have been a meteorologist. It's the only job (outside of politics) where you can be that wrong that  often and still get a paycheck!" -- Michael Rivero

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Banks Developing Technology To Track Gun Purchases Under Guise Of Flagging Potential Mass Shooters MikeRivero Fri, 12/02/2022 - 07:55

Banks have been working on technology to "identify potential mass shooters" by tracking gun-related purchases and filing "Suspicious Activity Reports" with the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

 

82-minute video: Need to Know News: lucid analysis of current events (December 1, 2022) Carl_Herman Thu, 12/01/2022 - 21:59

Professor Emeritus Jim FetzerBrian Davidsonand I discuss current events to sharply discern objective reality fit for news from corporate media bullshit to herd sheeple: here on BitChute and (censored on YouTube).

 

Professor Fetzer’s summary of today’s show:

 

Below is my column this week on the campaign to coerce Elon Musk to restore the censorship system at Twitter. The campaign against Twitter now involves the full allied forces of the anti-free speech movement: the government, corporations, Democratic politicians, the media, and, of course, celebrities. However, it is an alliance that has proven overwhelming in the past but this unstoppable force has met an immovable object in Musk. It is total war in the beltway but Musk has yet to fully deploy his greatest weapon: free speech.

The Babylon Bee, the satirical website that takes aim – all too effectively in the minds of some – at over-the-top wokeness, has been reinstated on Twitter. A blaring headline from a recent Bee story: "'Twitter Is Dead,' 300 Million People Post on Twitter." A satirical zinger, indeed!

And Donald Trump's Twitter account has been reinstated too – supposedly based on the results of a poll on . . . you guessed it, Twitter.

The news surrounding Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter and the political firestorm it has caused probably hasn't escaped most people.  The platform which once represented the very root of leftist cancel culture and activist organization for attack mobs has suddenly been turned upside down.  Musk's position appears to be a simple one:  Free speech within the bounds of the law.  He has so far made good on that promise, and the leftists are losing their collective hive mind because of it.

The World Economic Forum held the Sustainable Development Impact Meetings towards the end of September 2022, convening at the same time as the United Nations General Assembly. In those meetings, UN officials declared that they apparently “own the science”.

They also admitted to; among other things –

"Hate speech" is a concept that can be in the eyes of the beholder.

To be sure, racist or other bigoted epithets should be avoided. Insults, after all, are not arguments.

On the other hand, "hate speech," for some, often consists of "statements that I disagree with or make me feel uncomfortable." This "hate speech" definition is often used to silence conservatives.

The Blaze reports that the United Nations has offered a tweet about how we should avoid hate speech,

Twitter’s decision to stop enforcing its COVID-19 misinformation policy has put another bullseye on Elon Musk's back.

“In my view, Twitter now is jumping to the front of the queue of the regulators,” Věra Jourová, the European Commission’s vice president for values and transparency, told POLITICO.

The Chinese Communist Party’s security chief has vowed to crack down on “hostile forces”, after people took to the streets in multiple cities and university campuses at the weekend to protest against stringent Covid-19 restrictions.

The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, has cautioned against the Federal Reserve slowing down with its interest rate hikes as it attempts to tame soaring inflation.