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FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, WHATSAPP GONE: WHATCHA GOING TO DO?

Once again, technology proves fallible…

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It appears that Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, and Facebook Messenger are not just down – they’re GONE!

According to the backbone of the internet, the Domain Name System (DNS), the domains simply do not exist! More technically, the BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) routes serving Facebook’s authoritative DNS were withdrawn, rendering all Facebook domains invisible and inaccessible.

Whether accidental or deliberate, someone or something canceled them -- for real.

The timing is suspicious because the outage comes, coincidently, after the release of damaging insider documents from a whistleblower who debuted on CBS News’ “60 Minutes.”

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Whistleblower: Facebook is misleading the public on progress against hate speech, violence, misinformation

Frances Haugen says in her time with Facebook she saw, “conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook.” Scott Pelley reports.

Scott Pelley: Her name is Frances Haugen. That is a fact that Facebook has been anxious to know since last month when an anonymous former employee filed complaints with federal law enforcement. The complaints say Facebook's own research shows that it amplifies hate, misinformation and political unrest—but the company hides what it knows. One complaint alleges that Facebook's Instagram harms teenage girls. What makes Haugen's complaints unprecedented is the trove of private Facebook research she took when she quit in May. The documents appeared first, last month, in the Wall Street Journal.

Frances Haugen: The thing I saw at Facebook over and over again was there were conflicts of interest between what was good for the public and what was good for Facebook. And Facebook, over and over again, chose to optimize for its own interests, like making more money. 

Frances Haugen is 37, a data scientist from Iowa with a degree in computer engineering and a Harvard master's degree in business. For 15 years she's worked for companies including Google and Pinterest.

Frances Haugen: I've seen a bunch of social networks and it was substantially worse at Facebook than anything I'd seen before.

Scott Pelley: You know, someone else might have just quit and moved on. And I wonder why you take this stand.

Frances Haugen: Imagine you know what's going on inside of Facebook and you know no one on the outside knows. I knew what my future looked like if I continued to stay inside of Facebook, which is person after person after person has tackled this inside of Facebook and ground themselves to the ground.

Scott Pelley: When and how did it occur to you to take all of these documents out of the company?

Frances Haugen: At some point in 2021, I realized, "Okay, I'm gonna have to do this in a systemic way, and I have to get out enough that no one can question that this is real."

<See the interview and read the full transcript: Source>

Bottom line…

Facebook, its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, and customers are ZUCKED! A lesson in single-point “chokehold” failures.

Even Facebook employees trying to enter their buildings or use any of their Facebook tools and messaging systems are said to be affected. 

Luckily, the engineers at Facebook fixed the problem after the hours-long disappearance. How much time, effort, and money could have been lost if the problem persisted for days or weeks?

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell



ANTHONY FAUCI, THE MASTER OF DISINFORMATION, OPINES ON CHRISTMAS

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Dr. Anthony Fauci,  Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden, is less than a doctor who does no harm to his patients and appears to be little more than a biased bureaucrat shifting with the political winds.

Essentially, Biden’s “Baghdad Bob” stands before the media and tells you to abandon what you are seeing and hearing and believe his “informed” political narrative.

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Dr. Fauci on Christmas gatherings ...

In an interview with Margaret Brennan of CBS News’ "Face the Nation," Dr. Fauci said it's "just too soon to tell" whether Christmas gatherings should be limited for the second year in a row due to the ongoing Communist Chinese Virus pandemic, but said Americans need to focus on lowering the number of new infections and hospitalizations.

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Partial Transcript: Dr. Anthony Fauci on "Face the Nation," October 3, 2021

MARGARET BRENNAN: We turn now to COVID, the pandemic, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the president's chief medical adviser. Good morning to you, Dr. Fauci.

DR. ANTHONY FAUCI: Good morning.

MARGARET BRENNAN: OK. You said, "Don't let your guard down." There are two new studies out that show COVID's gotten better at transmitting through aerosols, just through the air. What does that mean? We're going into cold weather. We're going into the holidays. Do people need to start looking around and saying it's just too risky to gather with family members if there are unvaccinated children?

[OCS: Perhaps the first question a serious journalist might as of Dr. Fauci is, “to what extent did your actions play in funding the ‘gain of function’ research that helped to create  deadly viruses in cooperation with a foreign hostile power that openly proclaims their desire for world domination?”]

DR. FAUCI: Well, Margaret, I believe just the way the CDC has recommended that when you are in a situation where you have a dynamic of virus in the community, where there's clearly a lot of spread, even if you are vaccinated and you are in an indoor setting, a congregate setting, it just makes sense to wear a mask and to avoid high-risk situations. And what we should be doing is look at ventilation in indoor places. We know now that this is clearly spread by aerosol, and when you have something spread by aerosol, you absolutely want more ventilation, which is the reason why outdoors is always much safer than indoors. And if you are indoors, ventilation is going to be key. And that's the reason why we really should be paying attention to that.

[OCS: Followed by, “Considering the politicization of the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Food and Drug Administration, and all of the contradictory, misleading, or flat out wrong information they, and you, have put forth to the American people, why should we believe anything you say?”]

MARGARET BRENNAN: But we can gather for Christmas, or it's just too soon to tell.

DR. FAUCI: You know, Margaret, it's just too soon to tell. We've just got to concentrating on continuing to get those numbers down and not try to jump ahead by weeks or months and say what we're going to do at a particular time.

[OCS: Followed by, “Dr. Fauci, your models have been grossly wrong, the data manipulated by defects in reporting standards, and certain reporting behaviors corrupted by financial incentives to report the flu, pneumonia, and other diseases as COVID case, how can you predict anything? Do you model the economic and social outcomes of your policies, or are you concentrating solely on the medical aspect of the pandemic regardless of its effect on the nation’s general welfare? ]

Let's focus like a laser on continuing to get those- those cases down. And we can do it by people getting vaccinated and also in the situation where boosters are appropriate to get people boosted because we know that they can help greatly in diminishing infection and diminishing advanced disease, the kinds of data that are now accumulating in real-time. <Source>

[OCS: And end the segment with, “Dr. Fauci, isn’t it true that the Centers for Disease Control changed the definition of a vaccine in 2005 from ‘vaccines "prevent disease’ to “produce immunity, without necessarily preventing disease? And, wasn’t the goal of the various COVID vaccines to prevent acute cases where serious complications led to the hospitalization and the use of ventilators in the ICU?”

And, “Dr. Fauci, what do you have to say about the media moguls and tech tyrants suppressing the open discussion of  contrarian information and alternative treatments from well-educated, well-credentialed, and well-experienced experts such as yourself?”

Of course, there is any number of questions that can be asked, but the short-form television interview program is one of sensationalism and soundbites.]

A matter of abridging your God-given unalienable rights?

After consultation with my physician, I got vaccinated because I am a member of the worst life-threatening Covid cohort. But for the government, local, state, or federal level to impose a vaccine mandate on healthy people is definitely an infringement of the U.S. Constitution – made doubly so when private organizations are acting as de facto agents of the government in denying you housing, employment, and access to goods and services.

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Jessica Berg Wilson
Oct. 29, 1983 - Sept. 7, 2021

Jessica Berg Wilson, 37, of Seattle, Wash., passed away unexpectedly Sept. 7, 2021 from COVID-19 Vaccine-Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT) surrounded by her loving family. Jessica was an exceptionally healthy and vibrant 37-year-old young mother with no underlying health conditions.

During the last weeks of her life, however, the world turned dark with heavy-handed vaccine mandates. Local and state governments were determined to strip away her right to consult her wisdom and enjoy her freedom. She had been vehemently opposed to taking the vaccine, knowing she was in good health and of a young age and thus not at risk for serious illness. In her mind, the known and unknown risks of the unproven vaccine were more of a threat.

But, slowly, day by day, her freedom to choose was stripped away. Her passion to be actively involved in her children's education—which included being a Room Mom—was, once again, blocked by government mandate. Ultimately, those who closed doors and separated mothers from their children prevailed. It cost Jessica her life. It cost her children the loving embrace of their caring mother. And it cost her husband the sacred love of his devoted wife. It cost God's Kingdom on earth a very special soul who was just making her love felt in the hearts of so many. <Source>

Bottom line…

One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no ordinary man could be such a fool. – George Orwell

Life is a crapshoot. Calculate the odds concerning your own physical condition and those around you. Ask your physician who knows your health best.

It is a bitch when we can no longer trust our government or even comprehend what our mentally incapacitated president says.

We are truly screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell