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“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE TALKING HEADS TALK, THE BRAVE ACT

For all the fools who want to make our communities unlivable, consider the cost…

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They died protecting their fellow citizens.

RIP

-- steve

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“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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WE ARE BEING DELIBERATELY SCREWED BY THE ELITES AND THEIR CAPTIVE POLITICIANS

There is no doubt in my mind that we are at the mercy of our unions, multi-national corporations, financial institutions, and politicians. All following Rahm Emanuel's exhortation to never let a crisis go to waste.

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By artificially controlling the scarcity of items, big profits await -- relying on inflation (an increased money supply chasing fewer goods) to produce record profits for those in control. And, as always, the wealthy and powerful elites are isolated from the consequences of their actions.

Consider the supply chain and the backlog of ships waiting to be off-loaded. It appears that the unions are controlling the situation and receiving extortionate salaries while continuing to impose onerous work rules to prolong the backlog. Even President Biden's request for 24/7 port operations has been mostly ignored while the State of California's politicians continues to cripple the supply of both port trucks and drivers with its insane public policies.

How is it that the mainstream media is giving these obvious harmful public policies and their consequences little or no mention? Oh, I forgot. Today's media is being controlled by the media moguls and tech tyrants profiting from the ongoing disaster.

For years the Federal Reserve has been supplying money, much of it artificially created, at little or no interest. Allowing banks that were recently technically insolvent to recapitalize and earn record profits. They pay near nothing for the money, lend it out at 18%, securitize the debt which is sold to investors -- and they generate profits with minimal risks. And thanks to our politicians, consumer protections against usury (lending money at exorbitantly high rates) are almost non-existent.

While a thoroughly incompetent and feckless "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg, the Secretary of Transportation, is on maternity leave with his husband or is missing-in-action, the situation continues to grow worse.

I need someone to explain…

  • Why is the federal government being allowed to kill America's energy independence, pay farmers not to grow crops, and divert billions of gallons of water from agriculture to the ocean?
  • Why are politicians and special interests demanding the replacement of reliable energy with unreliable and more expensive energy?
  • Why are the elites promoting electric kiddie cars that are range and temperature limited?
  • Why has the State of California refused to build water capture and containment structures or expand refining capacity in the state?
  • Why was a workable nuclear plan scrapped and billions in decommissioning costs passed along to consumers?
    What ever happened to California's billion-dollar purchase of masks from a Chinese company known to build busses? Where are the masks?
  • Why are the tech tyrants and corporatists like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Tim Cook colluding with the Chinese Communists on dual-use and suppression technology? Elite capture by the ChiComs to encourage selling out America.? 
  • Why is Medicare and Medicaid fraud not investigated and punished? With only a few blatant cases being highlighted by the media?  

The short answer: artificial scarcity-driven profits and control. 

Bottom line…

Cui Bono? Who benefits? Not "We the People."

We are so 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DOES THE SACRAMENTO BEE HATE AMERICA AND AMERICANS?

I am rarely shocked by what I see in newspapers, especially those that act as propagandists for the progressive communist democrats. However, to see the Sacramento Bee, a broadsheet newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company, publish an opinion piece viciously and virulently attacking Hillsdale College is quite shocking.

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A conspiracy-peddling college is coming to Placer County. That should scare us all

Placer County’s Board of Supervisors are thrilled that Hillsdale College, a small, ultra-conservative Christian university, plans to build a campus on farmland west of Roseville. The problem is that Hillsdale is an extremist institution, perpetuating alternative facts and harmful conspiracy theories.

[OCS: Translation: extremist – anything that contradicts the ideology of the  progressive communist democrats; alternative facts – there is no such thing, only facts and falsity; conspiracy theories – how many so-called conspiracy theories have turned out to be accurate, if not worse than what was initially thought.]

Placer County’s agreement with Hillsdale signals a deeper conflict in our county – that of local elected officials not only entertaining fringe beliefs but creating a space where young people can be radicalized against democracy. Instead of promoting knowledge and understanding in the best traditions of higher education, Hillsdale’s plans for Placer threatens more political and cultural conflict in our already polarized community.

[OCS: This is a libel on local officials who are promoting a well-regarded educational institution that provides a traditional liberal arts education while promoting Christian values and American patriotism. Any controversy comes from the progressive communist democrats and their media propagandists.]

Take Hillsdale’s mission statement, for example: “The College values the merit of each unique individual, rather than succumbing to the dehumanizing, discriminatory trend of so-called ‘social justice and ‘multicultural diversity.’”

[OCS: This is the fundamental difference between the collectiveness and obeisance to the authoritarian state promoted by communists and the merit of individualism promoted by a freedom-loving people.]

What’s wrong with social justice and multicultural diversity? And why would Hillsdale so openly flout ideas meant to create a just nation except to profit off of division between people? This statement is a gratuitous dog whistle indicating a profit motive for being an anti-liberal arts college.

[OCS: Social justice, multiculturalism, and moral equivalency are all tools of the progressive communist democrats used to implement identity politics and highlight class division and warfare to bring about the revolution that will usher in a communist state.

The idea that promoting a just nation to profit off division between people is intellectually dishonest and the thinking of a warped mind. There is no such thing as a college without a profit motive, at least one that wishes to maintain its physical plant, pay its administration, hire an excellent teaching staff, and provide for the student body.]

Hillsdale does exactly what it claims to combat: Indoctrination via teachings of a fringe, conspiracy-laden, alternative facts ecosystem susceptible to young people.

[OCS: This is the classic projection of the progressive communist democrats, ascribing their behavior to those who oppose them.]

Hillsdale became a private institution, rejecting all federal dollars, after refusing to provide data on the racial composition of its student body to the government in the 1970s. It’s no surprise that Hillsdale has published racist doctrines to deny the history of Black Americans. Last fall, the school published a “1776 Curriculum” for K-12 students.

[OCS: By rejecting federal dollars, the school is invulnerable to the dictates of a government mandating the acceptance of progressive communist ideology. One might ask, which version of Black History, the overtly racist one, tells us that our country’s founding started with the landing of slaves in the colonies in 1619 or one that notes the true and accepted founding of our nation in 1776?]

“Critical race theory and its various manifestations is (sic) diametrically opposed to the principles of equality on which America was founded,” reads one section of the 1776 Curriculum. “By so rejecting America’s founding principles, critical race theory and its adherents reject the principles of equality and human dignity that have led to the most free, prosperous, and secure country in the history of civilization.”

[OCS: This is a true statement, characterized as a pejorative in the warped minds of the progressive communist democrats who support and promote racist and other class struggles.]

For Hillsdale, it seems they view the practice of accurately teaching America’s complex history to students as a threat to white supremacy.

[OCS: White supremacy is just another boogieman in the class warfare battle.

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Barely 30 minutes away from Hillsdale’s planned construction site in West Roseville is William Jessup University, a small, private, Christian liberal arts college.

[OCS: One does not place limits on the number of Churches or schools, why would anyone object to another college campus that is beneficial to the community?]

Placer County doesn’t need Hillsdale. But Hillsdale’s arrival solves a 14-year dilemma: Placer officials have been trying to bring a college campus to the 600-acre parcel in West Roseville since 2008. Numerous prior projects with other colleges all eventually fell through. And now we’re stuck with Hillsdale.

The question Placer residents should be asking is: Why did Hillsdale choose Placer? Does the college see our county as a staging ground for fanning the flames of partisan division?

Adding Hillsdale to Placer County merely represents another example of local elected officials promoting personal political beliefs that are not shared by many of their constituents – beliefs that flout the ideals of separating church from state.

[OCS: A community comprises diverse beliefs and opinions, and the political leadership takes an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, not the racist wishes of a vocal minority of progressive communist democrats. This makes absolutely no sense – there is no church-state connection in this equation.]

Hillsdale is a breeding ground for the type of ideology that caused the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The college teaches a dangerous brand of right-wing political extremism that seeks to arm future generations with a distorted view of history and reality.

[OCS: Truth be told, the community should reject the true extremists that want to destroy America from within as they promote racism to divide our nation.]

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Bottom line…

There is nothing like a progressive communist democrat propagandist rag for generating criticism, controversy, and class warfare by libeling an American educational institution that teaches fundamental truths and ethical behavior, fosters critical thinking, and promotes individual responsibility and merit.

If you want to see for yourself what is going on at Hillsdale, subscribe to Imprimis, Hillsdale’s free monthly speech digest of Hillsdale College and dedicated to educating citizens and promoting civil and religious liberty by covering cultural, economic, political, and educational issues. Or take one of their free online courses. Just looking at the course titles should inspire you to learn more about your world, your nation, and yourself.

One of the most significant drivers of the hatred of Hillsdale is the fear that Hillsdale is identifying current political threats to the United States and educating individuals who are likely to become future leaders. 

We are so screwed when mass-circulation media spews vile progressive communist democrat hatred into the atmosphere and promotes division in the United States.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR NEWSOM IS A LIAR

While it appears California’s accounting system is defective by design, one might ask why California’s progressive communist democrat leadership can openly discuss the State’s massive debts and future pension obligations and then turn around and claim a mythical budget surplus?

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A few points to consider…

(1)  A budget is a proposed spending guide based on assumptions which may be based on a political agenda rather than fiscal facts and reality.

(2)   The Governor’s proposed $286.4 billion proposal is 9% larger than the previous “record” budget proposal.

(3)  As of 2021, “California has the fifth-highest debt of any state, with total liabilities coming out to $362.87 billion. Total assets come out to $301.1 billion, creating a $55.96 billion net debt and giving California a debt ratio of 120.5%. California's debt and liabilities can be broken down into three categories: retirement liabilities, budgetary borrowing, and bond debt. However, combining California's federal, state, and local debt brings California's debt total to over $1 trillion.” <Source>

(4) The final 2020 financial are months late. Fi$Cal, the state financial accounting system, implemented in 2005, is incomplete. Without accurate financial reporting, future decisions are little more than crap-shoot guesses.

(5) The independent state auditor claims the state is currently millions of dollars over budget.

Sold as the “The California Blueprint,” the budget plan is political rhetoric filled with bullpucky.

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CALIFORNIA’S 5 GREATEST EXISTENTIAL THREATS

1. FIGHTING COVID-19 WITH SCIENCE

Governor Newsom’s plan will continue to protect Californians by fighting COVID with science, with a focus on keeping our schools open and t he economy moving. Governor Newsom’s plan will protect frontline workers, battle misinformation, and ensure our healthcare system is prepared to handle whatever curveballs COVID-19 may throw at us in 2022. The Blueprint includes an additional $2.7 billion to ramp up vaccines, boosters, statewide testing, and increase medical personnel to meet potential surges.

[OCS: What “science?” We have seen public policies implemented that ignore credible scientific findings and the greatest source of conflicting or medical  misinformation appears to be coming from “official government sources” that appear to be following a political agenda rather than “the science.”

As for keeping schools open, this is a function of the corrupt teachers’ unions who have demanded political actions unrelated to education before they will return to the classroom.

There is now sufficient evidence to question the efficacy of additional booster shots, the falsity of continued mass testing of the population, and the truthfulness of government polices.

The medical personnel shortage is one of our own making – laying off qualified medical personnel for refusing to get COVID shots when they have “natural immunity” from a previous infection or that may have life-altering consequences.]

2. COMBATING THE CLIMATE CRISIS

California continues to face extreme weather conditions amid a changing climate. Governor Newsom’s plan tackles the increasing threat of climate change including by:

Fighting Wildfires: The Blueprint provides $648 million to support firefighters, and more helicopters and dozers, along with an additional $1.2 billion – building on last year’s $1.5 billion investment – to step-up forest management and other practices that save lives.

[OCS: The climate is always changing and it is impossible to alter climate in the foreseeable future. It does not represent an existential threat. Other than highly-manipulated computer models and dodgy data, the threat arises from a political narrative, not credible science.

Fire is a natural process and in many cases should be left to burn naturally. The greatest threat to our environment is radical environmentalists who are acting out a political agenda rather than prudent stewardship of our natural resources. The answer to reducing the impact of fires is to alter zoning regulations, building codes, allow preemptive clear-cutting and brush removal, and the placement of power lines underground.]

Tackling the Drought: On top of last year’s $5.2 billion water package, the Blueprint makes an additional $750 million investment for immediate drought response to aid residents, farmers, and wildlife as California continues to grapple with a historic drought.

[OCS: Southern California is a desert and adverse environmental politics has created a man-made drought by restricting the build-out of rainwater capture and containment structures in the State of California. Diverting billions of gallons of potable water into the ocean to save a garbage fish is nonsensical – especially when it cripples the State’s prodigious agriculture output.]

● Forging an Oil-Free Future: The plan will decrease California’s reliance on fossil fuels while preparing our economy and workforce for a clean energy future. California will write the playbook for how America confronts the impacts of climate change – investing billions in climate tech research & development, clean cars, preparing Californians for career opportunities, and further readying our infrastructure to withstand extreme weather.

[OCS: Ignoring cheap, reliable fossil fuels and nuclear energy for unreliable solar and wind energy is suicidal. Clean cars that need charging every 400 miles is crazy and the entire fleet becomes vulnerable in a regional disaster as there is no way to truck in electricity. Not to mention battery degradation on hot and cold days. And, the need for expensive rare earth metals to build batteries.]

3. CONFRONTING HOMELESSNESS

The Governor’s Blueprint ensures vulnerable people have the necessary help to get off our streets and get the mental health treatment they need. The plan adds $2 billion for mental health housing and services and clearing encampments. Governor Newsom’s new investments expand on last year’s $12 billion package - all told, creating 55,000 new housing units and treatment slots for people exiting homelessness.

[OCS: Short of unconstitutional mandatory incarceration, there is no way to get substance abusers and the mentally ill off the streets. Most housing plans are windfalls to politically-connected developers and non-governmental organizations. The answer to the housing crisis is to reduce regulations that empower politicians to keep developers from wining, dining, and pocket-lining politicians. And, nobody mentions the housing needs of illegal aliens that are welcomed into the state by those who profit off their existence – including a massive bureaucracy to oversee their needs.]

4. TACKLING THE COST OF LIVING

Too many Californians find themselves on the wrong end of income inequality -- crushed by the rising costs of the most basic expenses like healthcare, housing, child care, and keeping the doors of a small business open. Governor Newsom’s plan seeks to bring down the costs of those everyday expenses.

The Governor’s Blueprint will:

Create Universal Access to Healthcare Coverage: Governor Newsom’s Blueprint will make California the first state in the nation to offer universal access to healthcare coverage for all state residents, regardless of immigration status.

[OCS: This is Medi-Cal for all where the government dictates your healthcare. Medical workers become slaves to state reimbursement schedules. All workers will be unionized making the state vulnerable to further union extortion. I did not work my whole life to provide benefits to illegal aliens who did not contribute to the system.]

Confront the cost of child care and education: The plan invests more than ever before in our students by doubling down on achieving free universal pre-K, adding thousands of child care slots and increasing access to before, after, and summer school programs.

[OCS: California’s legislature is a captive of the unions. The only effective way to help students is to eliminate the teachers’ unions and empower competitive charter schools. Pumping even more money into a school system that turns out another generation of politically-aware functional illiterates does nothing for the individual, the community, our nation, or society. The hell with free babysitting and providing more time to indoctrinate rather than educate our children. Reinforce parental rights and responsibilities.]

Building More Housing: The Blueprint will create more housing California desperately needs with $2 billion in new grants and tax credits

[OCS: California needs less regulation, lower taxes, and less developer-politician corruption.]

Growing Small Businesses: Governor Newsom’s plan will invest even more in small businesses cutting red tape, waiving fees and providing hundreds of millions in grants and tax breaks to small businesses suffering from the pandemic.

[OCS: Can you trust a state that has just destroyed small businesses with their regulations and taxes? Demanding that burger-flippers earn a minimum of $32,000 (without benefits) per year. Turning part-time jobs into full-time jobs to support illegal alien families?]

5. KEEPING OUR STREETS SAFE

Governor Newsom’s Blueprint includes his Real Public Safety Plan, which focuses on three key areas to fight and prevent crime:

Bolstering law enforcement and local response to stop and apprehend criminals, including $255 million in grants to local law enforcement and creating a new Smash and Grab Enforcement Unit to combat organized retail crime and grants for impacted small businesses.

More prosecutors to hold perpetrators accountable, ensuring District Attorneys are effectively and efficiently prosecuting criminals, and creating a new statewide team of investigators and prosecutors to go after perpetrators.

Getting guns and drugs off our streets – creating a new statewide gun buyback program, holding the gun industry accountable with nation-leading legislation, and intercepting drugs at the border.

[OCS: This is total bullshit in the face of de-fund the police initiatives, George Soros-backed District Attorneys who refuse to prosecute crime, partisan judges who continue to release criminals into our communities, and plea bargaining down gun-related crimes. Notice what’s missing: holding criminals accountable for their crimes, eliminating local drug gangs, and allowing law-abiding citizens to own firearms and not prosecuting them when they defend themselves.]

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Bottom line…

The best things that can be done for California are: eliminate political corruption, eliminate self-serving professional politicians, restore checks and balances by eliminating the State’s one-party rule, eliminate public unions, sanctuary cities, attractive social welfare programs, and reduce regulations, taxes, and the bureaucracy.

We are so screwed, especially when we failed to recall Gavin Newsom and elect a conservative Larry Elder for a two-year term.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WTF: CALIFORNIA CRIMINALS GET RESPECT FROM A WOKE GOVERNOR NEWSOM

There is little doubt that the progressive communist democrats who rule California with an iron hand have more respect for criminals than they do victims.

Perhaps because California’s progressive poverty pimps, activists, and the judicial system depend on criminal activities for a substantial portion of their income. Viewing crime as a legitimate form of wealth redistribution for selected classes of people, others be damned because they are inherently racist or evil Trump supporters.

In what universe does a pampered, wealthy elite politician show respect for criminals ripping off decent, law-abiding citizens?

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Can you believe Gavin Newsom?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has apologized for referring to the criminals looting packages from Union Pacific freight trains as “gang” members.

“This is not one-off. This is organized theft,” Mr. Newsom said during a news conference at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. “These are organized gangs of people that are coming out.”

Then he quickly corrected himself: “Forgive me for saying ‘gangs,’ that’s not a pejorative. They’re organized groups of folks that move from site to site.”

The governor said, “When there’s more attention, a bright light on one site, they move to the next site. While these folks are arrested as if they’re individuals that are not connected to the whole, and we need to change that.” <Source>

Bottom line…

Not only do these progressive communist democrats order law enforcement authorities to stand down in the face of destructive riots, refuse to prosecute criminal acts, and dump hardened prisoners, most repeat offenders, into our communities, they are attempting to disarm law-abiding citizens to make criminals bolder and more aggressive.

And the Californians who did not recall this elite, self-serving buffoon and elect Larry Elder are not victims, they are willing accomplices. Keep listening to the propagandists in the mainstream media and the woke influencers on the social media platforms and this is what you get – and deserve.

We are so 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE GOVERNMENT IS OUTSOURCING THE COLLECTION OF BIOMETRIC DATA

Once again, the government is shifting critical operations to the private sector as a work-around to the United States Constitution.

Since private companies are not subject to constitutional prohibitions regarding free speech and the creation of individual citizen dossiers, big government is encouraging private companies to work around the government's prohibited activities. They know that their revolving door friends will “wink-wink” do favors without question, and they can always obtain access to the desired information with an administrative summons or subpoena.

Warning! 

IRS Will Soon Require Selfies for Online Access

If you created an online account to manage your tax records with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), those login credentials will cease to work later this year. The agency says that by the summer of 2022, the only way to log in to irs.gov will be through ID.me, an online identity verification service that requires applicants to submit copies of bills and identity documents, as well as a live video feed of their faces via a mobile device.

McLean, Va.-based ID.me was originally launched in 2010 with the goal of helping e-commerce sites validate the identities of customers who might be eligible for discounts at various retail establishments, such as veterans, teachers, students, nurses and first responders.

These days, ID.me is perhaps better known as the online identity verification service that many states now use to help stanch the loss of billions of dollars in unemployment insurance and pandemic assistance stolen each year by identity thieves. The privately-held company says it has approximately 64 million users, and gains roughly 145,000 new users each day.

Read more...

My previous warning...

THE CONSTITUTION IS DYING FAST: KILLED BY BIG GOVERNMENT & GREEDY CORPORATIONS

The government’s all-seeing eye…

ALL-SEEING-EYES

If you have been paying attention, our most trusted government institutions, including the nation’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies, have been politically compromised and used in illegal ways against American citizens. Even our courts, including the United States Supreme Court, have been politically compromised – failing to rule on blatantly unconstitutional matters or seek redress for blatant contempt of the court as we saw with the fraud on the secret FISC (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) court.

Our privacy and constitutional protections are being severely eroded by the adaptation of the communist Chinese public-private model.

The most dangerous weapon that is being used against the U.S. Constitution is the unilateral (take it or leave it) Terms of Service agreements wielded by private corporations, coerced by government contracts, grants, taxation, restrictions, and the potential of civil and criminal prosecutions, into oppressing “We the People.”

By simply using any modern electronic device with licensed software, you may be voluntarily ceding your constitutional rights, namely your 4th Amendment right to be secure in your person, house, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures; your 5th Amendment protection against self-incrimination;  and your 14th Amendment due process rights.

Thus, the government can obtain information by request or subpoena that the government cannot legally collect or possess in a database.

Read more about ID.me at THE CONSTITUTION IS DYING FAST: KILLED BY BIG GOVERNMENT & GREEDY CORPORATIONS.

Bottom line...

It is a fact that you cannot trust today’s out-of-control government to protect your constitutional rights or the privacy of your data. Just consider that the Communist Chinese hacked the government's Office of Personnel Management and grabbed the personal information of all employees, including contractors, in its database. Even worse, the complete investigation files of those holding or applying for security clearances, and a database of fingerprints. 

As for data security and privacy, if man can create it -- man can break it, or at least gain access. 

The greatest danger to these systems is the trusted individual with the keys to the kingdom. Most are subject to coercion, some are sleepers promoted by hostile foreign governments, and some are just crazies. As we have seen, one of the most dangerous threats are those former intelligence and law enforcement employees who have allegiance to their former agency and its employees.

The more data access you provide to the government, the more it will be used against you by corrupt intelligence and law enforcement agencies. And, as we have seen, the courts do not offer protection to the average citizen who cannot afford skilled constitutional lawyers.

We are so 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DIGITAL CURRENCY: CUE THE USUAL SUSPECTS & USEFUL IDIOTS

The privately-owned Federal Reserve, whose monetary policy primarily benefits the financial community rather than citizens or consumers and the proximate cause of current boom/bust cycles, has released its report on digital currency. The report is the opening shot of a publicity campaign to solicit public comments on the public’s attitude and appetite for digital currency.

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However, before I comment on the report, note a few considerations.

(1)  Money, like all currencies, is valued only by the perceived value of its underpinning assets or the faith in the credit and stability of the issuer. 

(2)  Cryptography is not an absolute protection from theft or collapse as developments in advanced mathematics and quantum computing can suddenly make algorithmically-protected currencies vulnerable to manipulation. And cryptographically-protected blockchain ledgers are not invulnerable to manipulation. Electronic currencies are extremely vulnerable to an EMP (ElectroMagnetic Pulse) attack, the failure of your electronic wallet storage device, or password loss, especially from memory issues. And, the most dangerous vulnerability comes from trusted insiders with access to the “keys to the kingdom” who, like all individuals, may be susceptible to compromise.

Counterfeiting aside, there is a degree of protection in a widely held and distributed physical currency that can be protected by conventional measures. 

(3)  Do not confuse and conflate government-issued digital currency with such digital offerings as Bitcoin. They are not protected by scarcity because the government can overtly or covertly increase the supply of digital currency like they do our current monetary supply. The are worth what the government says they are worth. They are not anonymous. They may be converted into a physical form only at the pleasure of the issuer or exchanges.The government has its dirty, greasy hand in your pocket at all times. And, worst of all, they are un-American in that digital currencies can be linked to a surveillance state-based social scoring system similar to the Chinese Communist model. 

(4)  Electronic currencies will be sold to the public as a voluntary complement to current financial systems, and not a replacement – until a government deems otherwise.

(5)  While the Federal Reserve is said to not favor any policy outcome, this is bullpucky. They do not favor any policy outcome they cannot design, implement, control, and monitor.

(6)  Comments solicited from the public are a ruse. Most individuals do not have the technical ability or background to understand the nuances of public policy or the unsaid or unanticipated consequences of what is being proposed. Most individuals do not have the time or the motivation to write an informed comments. The vast bulk of responses will come from industry participants, lobbyists, so-called public interest or advocacy groups, and those who will see disruptions in their current business models. Since all public comments are public – including your identifying information, individuals are reluctant to add their name to what could easily become a target list.

With that said, let us consider the 40-page report titled, “Money and Payments: The U.S. Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation.”

Executive Summary

For a nation’s economy to function effectively, its citizens must have confidence in its money and payment services. The Federal Reserve, as the nation’s central bank, works to maintain the public’s confidence by fostering monetary stability, financial stability, and a safe and efficient payment system.

[OCS: Considering the fact that the Fed provided money at near-zero rates to recapitalize technically insolvent financial institutions at the expense on depositor’s and investor’s interest rates, they act in their own self-interest and to pretend otherwise is bullpucky. Do you have confidence in a single corrupt, non-government entity that can and will control your life?]

This paper is the first step in a public discussion between the Federal Reserve and stakeholders about central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). For the purpose of this paper, a CBDC is defined as a digital liability of a central bank that is widely available to the general public. In this respect, it is analogous to a digital form of paper money. The paper has been designed to foster a broad and transparent public dialogue about CBDCs in general, and about the potential benefits and risks of a U.S. CBDC.

[No! It is the first step in a campaign to convince the American public to reinforce the privately-owned Fed control over our economy and for the public to accept their policies as beneficial.]

The paper is not intended to advance any specific policy outcome, nor is it intended to signal that the Federal Reserve will make any imminent decisions about the appropriateness of issuing a U.S. CBDC.

[OCS: The policy outcome is Fed control. The signal is that we want to do it, but we must first condition the public battleground.] 

The twenty-two questions to start the “conversation” on CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) …

[OCS: Note that everything revolves around the implicit assumption that the “privately-owned” non-government entity will be controlling the monetary future of the nation.]

  1. What additional potential benefits, policy considerations, or risks of a CBDC may exist that have not been raised in this paper?
  2. Could some or all of the potential benefits of a CBDC be better achieved in a different way?
  3. Could a CBDC affect financial inclusion? Would the net effect be positive or negative for inclusion? [OCS: One might consider that any financial system be neutral and not be vulnerable to the type of inclusionary measures envisioned by social justice warriors. A key question, how many people do not have electronic devices, the ability to understand and use these devices, and wi-fi connectivity when and where it is needed?]
  4. How might a U.S. CBDC affect the Federal Reserve’s ability to effectively implement monetary policy in the pursuit of its maximum-employment and price-stability goals? [OCS: Will digital currencies affect the ability for the Fed to manipulate our currency and thus the broader economy on behalf of their ownership?]
  5. How could a CBDC affect financial stability? Would the net effect be positive or negative for stability?
  6. Could a CBDC adversely affect the financial sector? How might a CBDC affect the financial sector differently from stablecoins or other nonbank money?
  7. What tools could be considered to mitigate any adverse impact of CBDC on the financial sector? Would some of these tools diminish the potential benefits of a CBDC?
  8. If cash usage declines, is it important to preserve the general public’s access to a form of central bank money that can be used widely for payments? [OCS: Consider the storage of ALL money at the Fed using the Fed’s regulations?]
  9. How might domestic and cross-border digital payments evolve in the absence of a U.S. CBDC?
  10. How should decisions by other large economy nations to issue CBDCs influence the decision whether the United States should do so?
  11. Are there additional ways to manage potential risks associated with CBDC that were not raised in this paper?
  12. How could a CBDC provide privacy to consumers without providing complete anonymity and facilitating illicit financial activity? [OCS: They are only worried about anonymity from taxing authorities, intelligence, and law enforcement agencies – which have been politicized and corrupted. Remember, the government determines what is illicit.]
  13. How could a CBDC be designed to foster operational and cyber resiliency? What operational or cyber risks might be unavoidable?
  14. Should a CBDC be legal tender?
  15. Should a CBDC pay interest? If so, why and how? If not, why not?
  16. Should the amount of CBDC held by a single end-user be subject to quantity limits?
  17. What types of firms should serve as intermediaries for CBDC? What should be the role and regulatory structure for these intermediaries?
  18. Should a CBDC have "offline" capabilities? If so, how might that be achieved?
  19. Should a CBDC be designed to maximize ease of use and acceptance at the point of sale? If so, how?
  20. How could a CBDC be designed to achieve transferability across multiple payment platforms? Would new technology or technical standards be needed?
  21. How might future technological innovations affect design and policy choices related to CBDC?
  22. Are there additional design principles that should be considered? Are there tradeoffs around any of the identified design principles, especially in trying to achieve the potential benefits of a CBDC?

Bottom line…

Feel free to answer the questions and submit them to the Federal Reserve here.

But ask yourself, how will you respond to a regional disaster, a dead, dropped, or stolen device, lack of communications, or simply navigating a neighborhood and engaging in everyday transactions?

We are so 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE PRESIDENTIAL PUPPET SPEAKS...

Another sham, stage-managed press conference.

BIDEN-PRESSER

The real takeaway from this presser is that Biden appears to be detached from the reality that most of us experience on a daily basis.

I still would like to know what drugs he takes to allow him to function just enough to do a press conference.

For those wishing to read the President's prepared responses to staged questions -- Remarks by President Biden in Press Conference.

We are so 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


JOB OPPORTUNITY: CNN LOOKING FOR 3 DISINFORMATION SPECIALISTS

It appears that the progressive communist democrat propagandists at CNN have no sense of irony as they attempt to hire disinformation specialists. No joke, the positions exist.

Can YOU spot the disinformation below? We will provide tools to help!

Cnn-misinformation

Yes, CNN (also known as the Communist News Network) wants to hire people to cover disinformation. Obviously, a full-time job given that CNN’s coverage is almost wall-to-wall disinformation. 

Alex Koppelman, the managing editor for CNN Business, overseeing the coverage of tech, media, consumer, and transportation, as well as the site's features, went on to explain more…

What do we mean by covering misinformation? Really it's about covering reality: The uses, abuses, and distortions of it, the people twisting it, and the effect that has on all of us. We already do a lot of important work on this; we want to do more.

We’re looking for someone who can run day-to-day news on the beat, oversee incredibly sensitive and complicated and important enterprise stories, and help us define and develop the team,

Qualifications…

  • Committed progressive communist democrat agenda. (No conservatives need apply.)
  • Blind to CNN-generated disinformation while hyper-critical of anything not comporting with the progressive communist democrat narrative.
  • Must be able to watch White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki for hours without throwing up or calling bullshit.
  • Identify news and narratives and be able to transform one into the other.
  • Must be well-versed in woke ideology, Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, and the creation of alternative definitions.
  • Must be able to falsify, distort, garble, warp, twist, contort, deform, color, strain, and misrepresent any narrative on the fly.
  • Willing to ignore actual data and craft alternative narratives using a speculative fiction format.
  • Able to cut and paste documents to be used as program graphics.
  • Ability to create lower-third chyrons using state-of-the-art character generation equipment.
  • Can maintain a straight face or feigned emotion as needed.
  • Tolerant of co-worker and management sexual harassment.
  • Willing to take direction from management without questions.
  • Willing to donate a portion of your small salary to the Democratic National Committee and company-designated candidates.
  • BiPOCs preferred. (Self-identity declarations will not be referenced checked.)

Bottom line…

The Cable News Network (CNN), founded by Ted Turner and Reese Schonfeld as a 24-hour cable news channel headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (not New York), was once a trusted and reliable media outlet. Now, CNN has lost all credibility as a news source and appears to be little more than the propaganda outlet for progressive communist democrats.

We are so screwed when we lack a free non-corporatized press in America. Unfortunately, our best domestic news comes from foreign sources.

-- 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

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS