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Philo and Sophia

Principled Agnosticism


by Ian R Thorpe.

Some say technology is the new magic and are willing to believe every new gadget launched improves beyond recognition the lives of those who own one. Others say we are becoming slaves to our machines and losing the ability to think for ourselves as well as our social lives and cultural bonds.

Slaves Of The Machine

by Ian R Thorpe
8 January, 2012

A widely viewed and discussed BBC documentary series of 2010 was "All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace" produced and presented by Adam Curtis.In the first of three one hour episodes Curtis suggests that man is not liberated by computers but actually enslaved. It is a premise that's difficult to argue against as I try to focus my thoughts on the subject in hand while being interrupted constantly by messages from winking, waving, desperately needy animated characters that jostle for my attention so they can tell me how my life will be improved if I install Skype, switch to online banking, hand over control of my life to a higher power namely Google or Facebook, sign up to receive regular updates, give my bank details and password to the former finance minister of the Nigerian government and all the rest of the bullshit. From time to time I am interrupted by IM and e mail alerts, mostly telling me that I will have a better web experience if I install skype, switch to internet banking, hand over control of my life to a higher power namely Google or Facebook or by way of a change, gt a really enormous penis (I still get mails inviting me to get really enormous breasts though I never understood why anybody would think a sixty-plus male might need any kind of breasts.

All the thoughts and emotions I communicate online are typed into a computer, pinged across to other computers, and updated on a website, where a comment box allows every cupid stunt in the world or at least the cyberspace dimension to 'share' with me their opinion of what a completely worthless and unpleasant person I am. My self esteem is measured by a league table of how many people clicked the 'like' button on each item I post. This is fine, it is just a modern way of communicating. But what about when the computers store details of all my activities and start to suggest pages I might enjoy, people I might like to contact or things I might like to buy. Harmless enough but irritating to those of us who like to think for ourselves. Take it a step further however and we get into a different arena. When search engine operators start to target me for advertising matter related to my recent activities and to filter the results of my searches based on what I have looked at in the past (and of course how much revenue a click on that site will bring the search engine operator though that is never mentioned) it starts to get a bit sinister. And it gets very sinister when, without my agreement, details of my online activities are broadcast to everybody in my contacts folder and anyone else who fancies snooping around my personal profiles.

Despite all this many webheads and science nerds were outraged that Curtis could suggest computers are becoming the bosses of us rather than our tools.

I post content on the web, mostly in text, people can read it or not as they choose, I do not add people to 'friend' lists because the software engine suggested I might like to link up with them because I heed the site's warning that we should only link up with people we "know". I will not download an 'app' because it is on the latest 'kool' checklist delivered to my desktop by a search engine. And anyone who wants to tell me what I may may not post according to their political prejudices can fuck the fucking fuck off. In fact they can fuck the fucking fuck right off. I simply don't care. What perhaps sums up the internet better than any of the pseudo - intellectual articles written by self styled experts on the psychology of social networking is that the more I go out of my way to piss people off, the more page views I get (with a high proportion of those viewers clicking through to other pages on my site.) And because I do not allow comments on my work, being unable to see any benefit in giving a platform to people who want to make free speech illegal and only permit opinions that concur with their own political positions I find a lot of opponents will write articles or blog items denouncing me as a mixture of fascist dictator and Enochian demon and linking to my article as an invitation for their visitors to see for themselves how evil I am. Cupid Stunts (h/t Reverend Spooner), for all their claimed techno savvy the links these people give me only boost my traffic.

Check out the queue outside you local Apple store for a new product launch sometime. Observe the deathly pallor of the pasty faced geeks who consider it a privilege to pay way over the odds for a gadget that duplicates functions of all the other gadgets they own but has a cutesy pie little logo of an apple with a bite taken out of it, simply for the warm, safe, comfortable feeling they get from belonging to the cult of Apple worshippers. Apple could be described as having made a reputation as great technical innovators by being masters of syllogistic rebranding. The reasoning goes: This is an MP3 player with a picture of an Apple. Apples are good therefore this is a good MP3 player. (The classic example of a syllogism is: Patience is a virtue, I am patiently waiting for an opportunity to kill my partner, therefore I am virtuous.)

And we are not just talking about Apple cult followers here. Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have acquired a similar cult like control over the minds of fanatical followers.

When the families of these geeks, and we're talking about real people here, their Dear Old Mum, Dad, brothers, sisters, partners, kids; not the avatars of their Apple or Facebook family members, dare to complain that spending time online is becoming an obsession and alienating the cultist from the real world , many will try to solve the problem by buying their real life nearest and dearest notebook computers, or web browsers and wi - fi routers or cellular mobile web dongles so they can' keep in touch'. The pitch the cult geeks use to try and persuade family to join up or at least attend a couple of meetings is identical to that of a quasi - religious cult, that once people who doubt are on the network they will see how indispensable it is if one wants to live a full and happy life, be part of the future, get back on the evolutionary ladder (as humans evolve into unthinking automatons) and therefore be happy and fulfilled.

But how happy are the geeks who have evolved beyond thinking for themselves and acting of their own free will?

The biggest question we should be asking but few people and apparently no academics or senior politicians dare to, is the sanity of the business community and governments that placed computers in charge of global financial stability. If we examine the idea of computers creating a collective morality because they are impartial and objective being unaffected by human emotions. In fact computers can only do what they are programmed to do, scientists dreams of building machines that think like humans (true Artificial Intelligence) are as unreal as their ambitions to send interstellar expeditions to explore planets that might support life but are orbiting stars many light years distant from us.

A close look at some social science experiments in collective consciousness can be illumination too. There have been many exercises to recreate the Pavlov's dogs experiment using humans as the subjects being conditioned to respond to certain stimuli. The best know perhaps is The Milgram Experiment which demonstrated how little resistance most people would offer to a future fascist regime, turning perfectly reasonable people into bullying thugs simply by exploiting their desire for approval from an authority figure. Less frightening but no less informative is footage of Loren Carpenter's Pong experiment. Here, 5,000 individuals were left in a massive shed in front of a huge screen to ascertain whether they could work out why they were there and how to play a videogame. Carpenter's guinea pigs were gleeful when they connected as a "subconscious consensus", whooping with joy as their individual green and red bats moved the Pong paddle. They were all in this together. It made them feel great. Or did it? Episode one has no neat solutions to our growing submission to machines but is thoroughly worth the effort. Perhaps set your Sky+ or PVR remotely via your phone for it. Then series link it so it's neatly stacked up for when you've tackled all the other TV that the collective "reckon" has told you to watch. Or perhaps give it a miss. Ignore everything, suit yourself. Because you're the boss, after all, aren't you? ... ... You are ... ... Aren't you?

There is a section of Nessie the Mannerless Monster, Ted Hughes's poem for children, that in a prescient way nails the way new media is changing society. In the story The Loch Ness monster, annoyed that humans don't believe in her, rises out of the water and embarks on a reign of terror. First she trashes Edinburgh and then turns south, rampaging through England's industrial north as she marches towards London where the BBC and print media corporations have their headquarters.

As she processes through towns and villages Nessie is shocked by what she sees:

"Everybody sits indoors in front of the TV with a dead stare.
There is nothing in the streets but cats, dogs and the odd parked car.
She peers in at the windows and whistles but nobody can hear
for the TV and its laughter and uproar and gunfire.
There is no other sign of life ...."
When, in the 1950s, media guru Marshall McLuhan wrote "the medium is the message", what he had in mind was that it is worth reflecting on how technological innovation changes us. A TV broadcasts content, but what is most socially significant about it is not what we are watching, but what it does to old ways of living.
In Understanding Media, McLuhan described the "content" of a medium as a juicy piece of meat carried by the burglar to distract the watchdog of the mind. Immersed in the highly addictive fare of reality TV we miss the structural changes TV has made to us so what is the internet and social networking doing to the way we live? Some years ago sociologists estimated the average person in Britain spends 11 years watching TV, an amount of time pioneers of the medium would have scoffed at.
How many hours do some people spend hunched over a computer, immersed in Facebook, twitter or something equally pointless; we neutralise the hitherto dividing distance between us and strangers on the other side of the world and yet lose contact with the people who inhabit the communities in which we spend our real lives. Only a being coming from the past, a caveman like Stig of the Dump, a hitch hiker from a previous era who had caught a ride in Doctor Who's TARDIS or a monster (with surprisingly human - like intelligence) rising from the primeval loch might be able to see how humans have changed.
A lightbulb is technology but unlike TV it does not deliver content in the form of information and ideas as television does. .Even so electric light changed human lives, giving access to more ideas and information by extending the time they could be accessed.Thus because of lightbulbs we can colonise the night, impose our cultural mores on an area that was once the realm of mystery and the unknown "A light bulb," McLuhan wrote, "creates an environment by its mere presence." So do mass media and new media, but our absorption in their content can easily blind us blind us to how the medium rather than the content changes us.
While taking a benign view of technological innovation as a means of providing ourselves with new tools to store, retrieve and communicate information we should also beware of the threat it poses, that fascination with the tool can blind us to it's true purpose. Rather that extending human abilities we can easily find a new technology, the internet in particular, curtailing them.
How difficult it has become for the online worker or leisure users (a writer like myself for example) to avoid distraction in this age of always-on broadband links and social media platforms that offer a constant stream of content that can even be described as a bit interesting on an occasion? Like Pavlov's Dogs we respond to the signal in anticipation of a reward. Does this type information snacking on a constant stream of small stimuli help us get done the things that must be done or do the constant updates and alerts interfere with our ability to concentrate on an individual task for practicalk periods of time? Social scientists, human resources managers and pychologists suggest not. And if we consider how information is presented in new media, with a snippet of information or an intriguing question contained in an eye catching headline, a teaser under it promising lots of interesting stuff if we click a link and finally the link.

Take a look at the spoof infographic posted by WebProNews in a report of theirs to see how this new media technique works. Yeah, I know I am playing the game but it would not be right to steal the work of the article's creator. Don't forget to come back here though. The point many people miss about this method of delivering information is that while it appears to be aimed at delivering content in snack sized portions its real purpose is to get the reader jumping from page to page, partly motivated by the promise that there will be something useful at the next link and partly by an urge to the instant gratification of impulses. Thus visitors to the page are led to look at many pages, all crammed with advertising material, to access less information that could be delivered in a single text page.

Friedrich Kittler, a German post-structuralist media theorist who died in October 2010, took a dystopian view of internet technology and new media. "The development of the internet has more to do with human beings becoming a reflection of their technologies," he once wrote. "After all, it is we who adapt to the machine. The machine does not adapt to us." Against McLuhan's view that ultimately media technologies are ultimately our tools, he argued, "media are not pseudopods for extending the human body. They follow the logic of escalation that leaves us and written history behind it".

In The Rise Of The Machine Kittler suggested we weren't masters of our technological domain, but rather that we were its pawns an idea explored in

The Big Ideas podcast: Friedrich Kittler's computer wars (audio)

The intellectual revolution that Kittler and like-minded thinkers predicted will displace humans further from the centre of the universe than even previous thinkers had envisaged. Copernicus had shown the universe did not revolve around us on Earth. Darwin had shown we descended from apes while Freud and Jung showed we were at the mercy of unconscious impulses. Now Kittler was suggesting we weren't masters of our technological domain, but rather that we were its pawns. It was a chastening view, and surely significant that he was producing his most potent work in the 1980s, when techno - dystopias were the stuff of Hollywood nightmares, when Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger came back from the future as a cyborg to terminate humanity.

And yet some scientists are obsessed with the idea of building machines that can think, reason and make decisions like humans but are devoid of human emotions, the factor that so often stops us from behaving rationally and logically. Would this be a good thing, a recent spate of Zombie movies and television series present a dystopian vision of a future in which most humans have lost their humanity and are animated only by those functions controlled by the brain's reptillian cortex. Those humans who remain fully human are struggling to survive against a ruthless, unfeeling enemy. Other threads of scientific research are equally obsessively trying to create hybrid embryos, create clones (as living spare part stores for when our natural bodies fail they claim) or embedding microprocessors in our heads to control emotions. These people are so arrogant, so deranged, they think they can improve on nature. Think of a world in which crocodiles could compete with us on equal terms with regard to planning and organising ability, power to use of technology and had opposable thumbs but were still animated only by the most basic instincts, to kill and eat, reproduce, survive and protect their territory. That is the kind of creatures these out-of-control goons would pit us against.

In prosecuting some of these argument I have come up against people who seriously cite Isaac Azimov's Laws of Robotics in trying to argue that robots could never harm or threaten humans. These are:

A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

It makes me wish I was face to face with these morons so I could give them the "hairdryer" treatment, put my face very close to theirs and yell at full volume, "Azimov is science fiction, you effing dickhead. It's not real! NOW FUCK THE FUCKING FUCK OFF!"

Copernicus many have recognised that we live in a heliocentric solar system but he did not have the means to understand we also live in a human centric universe. (Some would say a God centred universe) As long as we are the only intelligent life form we are the centre of the universe, looking outwards. Believers and non believers will argue forever about the nature of God but what kind of intellectual idiot can see an advantage to the species in displacing ourselves (or our Gods) from that position. Only scientists would be stupid enough to believe in the omnipotence of machines and propose making humans their slaves in a world controlled by a scientific elite.

Like many of the greatest thinkers about the power of mass media, for example Paul Virilio, Jean Baudrillard; Kittler's dystopian vision of technology was influenced by his experiences in World War 2.. Kittler argued that technology changed the nature of war: "It has become clear" he wrote, "that real wars are fought not for people or fatherlands, but take place between different media, information technologies, data flows." These were thoughts later taken up by Baudrillard in a notorious series of articles The Gulf War Did Not Take Place.

Kittler was born in Saxony, in the aftermath of the Nazis' defeat at Stalingrad. One of his earliest memories was seeing Dresden ablaze from a distance, bombed in February 1945 by the allies. He also recalled being frequently taken by his mother to a Baltic island to visit the site where Hitler's V2 rockets had been developed.

A theme of Virilio, a French theorist, was that innovation always had a dark side may have been caused by his being on the receiving end of Nazi rule and allied ordinance. His best-known statement, "the invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck", expresses in a nutshell his career-long scepticism for those Panglossians who argue technology is entirely about progress.

Virilio developed the concept of dromology (from the Greek, meaning the science or logic of speed) and argued that the modern cult of speed, facilitated by technological innovation, would lead western civilisation to self destruct. "The more speed increases, the faster freedom decreases," he wrote. He was referring specifically to military innovation, but the remark could also be applied to the "just in time" approach to manufactiring supply lines, to businesses and government departments obsessed with targets to measure staff performance to broadband speeds.

Old wars were fought across distances. But technology destroys distance. New wars, inflected by technological innovation, were fought across time. He once wrote: "History progresses at the speed of its weapons systems", adding: The physical world ceases to be the battlefield and instead the battle becomes one of ideologies and economics and speed. By which he meant battles would be won by the fastest: "The class struggle is replaced by the struggle of the technological bodies of the armies according to their dynamic efficiency." This bleak vision of the future of human society infects everything: the faster you can deploy (your weapons, your money, your ideology), the quicker will be your victory.

Now that Kittler is dead, Virilio is the leading thinker of the techno-sceptics. In 2012 his book The Great Accelerator will be published. In it, the author, a devout Catholic casts a baleful eye over the attempts of scientists at CERN in Switzerland to discover the so-called "God particle". There is no coincidence, he suggests, that the high-speed hunt for the Higgs boson particle in an underground loop came off the rails in 2008 at the same time Lehman Brothers, titan of speeded-up global capital, filed for bankruptcy. Our love of speed leads to nowhere, or at least to nowhere good. There is at best a tenuous link between these things other than that both the Large Hadron Collider project and the perpetual growth led economy that required consumers to constantly consume more, faster actually served no real human need other than the need of elitist egos to be inflated.

Virilio's new book on the cult of speed and acceleration that technology has engendered has been described as a reworking of the Book of Exodus: in the new exodus from reality into a digitally created virtual promised land we aren't heading to a paradise flowing with milk and honey but into a technology dominated hell that makes Ted Hughes's vision of Britain appear close to William Blake's Green and Pleasant Land and makes McLuhan the Dr. Panmgloss of the digital world.

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March 2020

Will the meaures put in place to stop COVID-19 coronavirus help save the environment? The measures put into place due to Covid 19 seem to be having a positive environmental impact reduced pollution etc Is it possible that humanity can work together to continue the activities that lead to a cleaner environment? Question posed on Quora.com

Scientist who convinced Boris lockdown was the only way to beat coronavirus criticised many times for flawed research

The scientist whose mathematical models of how the coronavirus would spread in the UK and the wildly exaggerated estimates of how many deaths might result from the epidemic reportedly led to the decision to implement a countrywide lockdown and trash the economy has been criticised in the past for flawed research.

Has The World Health Organisation Been Helping Chinese Coronavirus Cover Up
Many people suspected as far back as January, when stories about an epidemic of a new virus began to leak out of China that we were not and would not be told the whole story. The virus infecting thousands of Chinese in the large inland city of Wuhan was, we learned, a strain of corona virus, the genre that infects us with the common cold, influenza and a host of other infections of varying seriousness.

Coronavirus deaths: Are The Authorities Deceiving Us?Yesterday we reported that a Canadian outfit had carried out an analysis of China’s response to Coronavirus and concluded that while politicians and academics (aka “scientists” or “experts”) are heaping praise on the way the regime in Beijing has contained and controlled its epidemic, the Chinese have actually been lying, the epidemc is still raging and numbers of infections and deaths from COVID – 19 are far higher than reported,

Is This The Smoking Gun That Proves China Has Lied About The Coronavirus Outbreak
With the number of confirmed cases of, and deaths from coronavirus in Italy, a nation of 63 million people having now surpassed the number of infections officially admitted by the government of China, a nation of 1.4 billion and the nation where the news strain of coronavirus, COVID – 19 was first observed, it was obvious to the realists among us that the Chinese government’s claims to have contained the virus were deeply suspect and further claims that the outbreak were under control were as reliable as reported sightings of The Tooth Fairy ...

As We Predicted The Coronavirus bill Is The Biggest Assault On Freedom Since World War 2
Things have gone so far beyond what can be considered a rational response to an outbreak of a highly contagious but for most people relatively minor illness that I am starting to believe even the conspiracy theories I know I made up myself. Along with my fellow Boggart Bloggers I predicted weeks ago the current outbreak of the so - called coronavirus would see a massive hyping of the threat level leading up to an assault on our freedoms. And that is exactly what we have seen happening over the past week.

Germany’s Official State TV Channel Cheers Coronavirus For Killing Old People
Trawling around the weirder fringes of the web, as we bloggers and cyberjournalists are sometimes obliged to if we want to bring you the news the mainstream will not report, one occasionally comes across something important but disturbing – like being brought face – to – face with how sick and warped the far left ecopsychos really are. Take a sketch recently broadcast as part of a satirical show the title of which translates as Bohemian Browser Ballet, shown by German state broadcaster ARD.

UK To Ask Citizens Over 70 To Self - Isolatate For 4 MONTHS As Coronavirus Fails To Kill Zillions UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock today confirmed the government plans to ask people aged over 70 to isolate themselves for up to four months amid a coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to protect them. It's quite obvious to us, experienced bloggers that we are, that the government, civil service, law encorgement and national security agencies and all the assorted experts and talking heads have forgotten the lesson our generation learned from The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy ...

EU States Rebel Against Brussels As Van Leyen Demands Borders Stay Open
The cracks in European solidarity are growing deeper by the day as the coronavirus crisis threatens to split the bloc. The response of European leaders has varied from panic, as several member-states have takeen unilateral action including severe border closures, to a laissez - fair attidude, notably from France's idiot president Emmanuel Macron who favours total inaction, having said complacently that viruses don't recognise borders.

US John Hopkins University Prof Says Don't Believe Corona Virus Numbers
The number of confirmed cases outside of China roughly tripled once again this week, and if this outbreak continues to escalate at this pace there will be more than a million confirmed cases in less than a month. But as bad as the official numbers are, the truth is that there are a whole lot more people walking around out there that have caught the virus but have not been tested.

University free speech society told free speech a 'red risk', external speakers must be vetted

Sheffield University’s recently formed Free Speech Society has been warned that free speech is a “red risk” and all external speakers at events it organises will have to be vetted by the University Thought Police squad and the topics they intend to talk about shown to be in line with ideas and opinions the titty - sucking babies who run the Student Union are not frightened by. Coninue Reading

Biden the Democrats least hopeless hopeful? Or is he?
A senior U.S. Republican reportedly said recently that the most difficult ticket Donald Trump could face in the next election would be Joe Biden partnered by Elizabeth Warren. This was not, needless to say, because Biden was a brilliant debater or a lethal political adversary. “If he was any stupider, my you’d have to water him”, the anonymous Republican quipped.See also >>>

Black Man Kicked Out Of Labour Party For Telling The Truth About Islam
Trevor Phillips, a life long campaigner for equality and former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, has been suspended by The Labour Party and faces an investigation and could be expelled from the party over comments made some years ago amout the unwillingness of many Muslim immigrants to integrate into British society and particularly about the treatment of women in Islam.More on Labour Party

Underage Girl Used Like ‘Piece of Meat’ By ‘Asian’ Grooming Gang
Four “Asian” men have been found guilty for their roles in sexually grooming a 15-year-old girl, who the court heard the men passed around like a “piece of meat”. The grooming gang members were found guilty of rape and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The men were convicted at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday

Spain Arrests People Traffickers And Drug Smugglers Crossing From North Africa in Speedboats
Spanish police announced the arrest of 90 people involed in a smuggling rackets that moved both people and drugs from Africa to Europe. The Civil Guard released a statement today stating that the smuggling network regularly moved people and drugs from Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in northern Africa to The Costa del Sol in high powered semi inflatable speedcraft of the type often used to move illegal immigrants from Libya to Italy or Turkey to Greece.

Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt OffensiveTurkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive
Conflict in Syria’s Idlib Province has escalated during the past week, with Turkish forces attacking the Syrian army and claiming to have killed over 50 soldiers. Russia, the main Syrian ally in the conflict, took the pressure off Assad and sent a clear message to Turkey’s President Erdogan by sending in warplanes to halt to Turkish assault ...

Le Pen Calls For Referendum To Stop “Submersion” Of France Via Mass ImmigrationMarine Le Pen, leader of the French Rassemblement National (National Rally) has called for a referendum on immigration policy to stop what she called the “submersion” of France via a “globalist” program of mass immigration. Speaking in a debate on problems caused by mass immigration, Le Pen told the French Parliament that the political establishment had betrayed French people ...

EU Borders at Breaking Point as Migrants Shipped to Frontier
This blog has always tried to point out to the lefties who screech about “open borders” that the European Union commitment to free movement of Labour only applies to citizens of EU member states moving withing the Union. They are closed minded and bigoted on the subject of course, “open borders” facilitating the movement of hundreds of millions of uneducated third world peasants to the developed nations is one of the sacred cows of their ideologically driven agenda ... Continue reading

February 2020

U.N. Chief Guterres Wants To Redistribute Power & Wealth and Fight ‘Gender Inequality’http://www.greenteethmm.com/equality-women-united-nations.shtml
That The United Nations Organisation has ambitions to become a world government is well known, this site and many others have reported it's moves and agendas for years. Now it seems the U.N. has become part of thatcabal of supra - national bureaucracies and, to borrow a line from a Paul Simon song, loose affiliations of millionaires and billionaires such as The Bilderberg Group and the World Economic Forum. Their latest move to impose cultural uniformity on the world however, is only going to lose them credibility

Physicists accidentally stumble upon mind-blowing new material
American physicists believe that they have discovered a strange state of matter entirely new to science. uSch unintentional breakthroughs never seem to happen anymore. Western university-industrial complexes are burdened with paperwork, and huge resources are devoted to ethical and health and safety requirements. These modern innovations have their benefits, of course, but they do have a major downside ...

Via TruePublica.org, 26 February, 2010

Google (corporate motto: don't be Evil, that's our job,)is planning a move that will force ir's British its British users to agree that their accounts be moved out of the regulatory jurisdiction of European Union privacy regulators, instead placing them under US jurisdiction instead, the company confirmed on 19 February. The move is intended to prevent the UK government from acting to protect UK internet users' data after the nation separates from the EU at the end of 2020.

A deadly sickness is sweeping across Ethiopia – and no one knows how or why it came to be

For most of this month the news has been full of the coronavirus outbreak in China, and the possibility this will turn into a pandemic like the Spanish flu' outbreak in 1919 which killed millions of people worldwide. First we need to allay freas spread by scaremongering propaganda aimed at diverting public scrutiny for several very unpleasant and undemocratic agendas currently being implemented by the ruling elites ...

VW Audi Suspends Electric Vehicle Production Due To Battery Shortage
Today in “news that affects all electric vehicle manufacturers”, Audi has announced that it has suspended production of its e-Tron electric SUV effective February 20 and won’t resume untilfurther notice. The suspension has been a resolve of “resolving production issues”, which are mainly attributed to bottlenecks in battery supply, according to Business Insider.

Worst polluting coal and wood fires banned in fight to cut emissions
Domestic coal and certain types of wood are to be banned from sale from next year in a bid to cut air pollution, ministers will announce on Friday.

Macron Vows to Fight ‘Islamist Separatism’ with New Reforms

French President Emmanuel Macron has declared his government will fight against “Islamist separatism” with reforms including ending residency for foreign imams.


Switzerland’s environmental agency announces national moratorium on 5G
This blog has warned about the health risks of 5G wireless technology before, almost from the moment it was announced people who understand this technology (and two out of the three of us do,) have been saying that while there is always a risk from electro – magnetic radiation, with earlier technologis it was easily manageable if a loittle common sense was deployed. The exponentially higher intensity of 5G frequencies however, takes the health risks to humans to a whole different level.

Criminal damage in Cambridge reveals the police soft peddaling on Extinction Rebellion crimes Nobody is allowed to walk on the grass outside Trinity College Cambridge. I suppose an exception might be made if you were a 365-year-old don who once lolled under the famous apple tree with Sir Isaac Newton (probably a couple of those old fellows still holed up in the port cellar).

Otherwise, set one foot on that sacred turf and you will soon find yourself experiencing the full force of Newtonian gravity; rugby-tackled to the ground by a puce-faced porter in a bowler hat.

Germany's ruling party split over how to respond to AfD
Germany's Christian Democrat party (CDU) is as deeply divided as Britain's Labour Party over how to respond to the upsurge of nationalism. Facing a serious challenge from the nationalist (but not far right please, they are not that,) Alternative for Germany party (AFD) the CDU seems pitifully unprepared for departure of the Chancellor Merkel at a point when Germany its facing most serious political and economic crisis for decades.

Afer EU Engineered Hiatus Italy Heading For New Elections?
Matteo Salvini's Lega are by far the most popular political party in Italy and have been for some time, only a stitch up engineered by the Brussels bureaucracy has kept them out of power. But Brussels determination to prevent any Eurosceptic party becoming part of a governing coalition in any member state reveals the true, authoritarian nature of the European Union.

Sweden dystopia omnibusSwedish Communist Party: The Left Has Abandoned the Working Class For Migrants & LGBT issues
Are the left getting it at last? Is the message sinking in that the grass roots movements have been infiltrated and hijacked by middle class intellectuals. Are they starting to realise that the obsession with identity politics has supplanted income inequality, housing availability, jobs and the cost of living ... ?

Is the World Health Organization involved in biological warfare research?
Dr. Francis Boyle, a professor of international law, talked in a recent interview with about the Wuhan coronavirus now sweeping through the far east, laboratory in Wuhan, China, where the genetically modified virus appears to have originated, and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) clandestine involvement in biological warfare research ...Continue reading

13-year-old fights school policy allowing ‘trans girls’ into girls’ changing room February 7, 2020 (Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews) – A 13-year-old UK girl is taking her local council to court after it issued guidance that would allow boys who identify as “transgender girls” to access girls’ bathrooms, changing rooms, and dormitory rooms on student trips.
The guidance was issued last year as part of the Oxfordshire County Council’s “Trans Inclusion Toolkit for School 2019” project.

RACIST BRITAIN: ‘Black Studies’ Professor Says British Empire Was Worse Than Nazi GermanyBritain’s first professor of “Black Studies”, (yes you can get a Mickey Mouse degree from Toytown University in Black Studies,) who is aquiring quite a reputation for uttering ‘hate speech’ against Britain and white people in general, has now opined the British Empire did “far more harm” than Hitler’s Germany, and branded “whiteness” a “... Continue reading”.

Big Pharma billionaire charged with conspiracy and bribery of doctors
Not long ago it would have been inconceivable that one day a Big Pharma company founder and owner would be arrested for running a criminal drug cartel, but that is exactly what happened a few days ago. “Federal authorities arrested the billionaire founder and owner of Insys Therapeutics Thursday on charges of bribing doctors and pain clinics into prescribing the company’s fentanyl product to their patients ...

Coronavirus Contains “HIV Insertions”: Claim Stokes Fears Over Genetically Modified BioweaponFor the past two weeks mainstream media reporting of the epidemic of a new strain of coronavirus in China has been getting more and more hysterical. However, reports have pushed back against one "conspiracy theory" about the origins of the virus that has now infected as many as 70,000+ people in the central China city of Wuhan alone (depending on whom you believe).

Corona Virus: Should We Worry
The official data coming out of China and from other sources including the World Health Organisation (WHO) on the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus continues to suggest an exponential growth rate. With more and more infectious disease experts are now openly calling the virus a full-blown global pandemic, many people are asking should we in the west be worried and how bad might things get?

The Islamic Republic Of France
France’s left-wing elite are accused of cowardice for failing to support 16-year-old girl facing death threats after she insulted Islam online, the ruling class have been also accused of cowardice for failing to support a 16-year-old girl who has faced death threats after she allegedly insulted Islam online.

Clinton Kill List To Determine Who Will Be US 2020 Presidential Candidate?
And then, in accordance with Murphy’s law, which states just when you think things can’t get any worse, they do, Hillary Clinton has emerged, having found what she obviously thinks is a sure – fire route to the presidency, to offer her services as vice presidential candidate to whoever wins the nomination. And just to show how far The Democrats are removed from reality, many leading figures in the party and the left leaning media think it’s a good idea.

January 2020

Coronavirus Contains “HIV Insertions”: Claim Stokes Fears Over Genetically Modified Bioweapon
The theory that China obtained the coronavirus via a Canadian research program, and started molding it into a bioweapon at the Institute of Virology in Wuhan before it somehow escaped could be an attempt by the establishment (the Davosocracy,) to spread fear and panic as they see resurgent nationalism across the developed world and growing scepticism about

Italy most likely member to quit the EU and demand independence after Brexit -shock poll 23:01 (11 pm) 31 January, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the European Union.

Throughout the day, the last on which the UK will be a member of the European Union, more than 7,000 people took part in an online, and completely meaningless except as a gesture, poll which asked which nation they thought would be next to leave the 27 member bloc ...

US Democratic Party Orders Google To Spread Globalist Propaganda
The U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has demanded, in a letter to Google CEO Sudar Pichai that the Internet Search giant demonetize climate skeptics, and provide 'education' to millions of people who have been exposed to “dangerous misinformation”. Key actions demanded of Google by The Democrats are:

Time is NOT real: Physicists show EVERYTHING happens at the same time

The concept of time is simply an illusion made up of human memories, everything that has ever been and ever will be is happening RIGHT NOW. That is the theory according to a group of esteemed physicists who aim to solve one of the universe’s mysteries.
Most people do not even consider the concept of time but there is nothing in the laws of physics to state that it should move in the forward direction that we know. The laws of physics are symmetric ultimately meaning that time could have easily moved in a backward direction as it does forward. Indeed some adherents to the ‘big crunch’ theory say time WILL run backwards when the universe stops expanding and starts contracting back in on itself.

The BBC is panicking at the public’s rejection of its arrogant Left-liberal worldview
This is nearly over – this weird disconnect between what most of us understand as reality and the world as seen through the eyes of an all pervasive Authority that was apparently appointed (although we never knew by whom) to establish the limits of public discourse. The crisis of confidence at the BBC – and make no mistake, it is a full blown, all alarm bells ringing, catastrophic crisis ...

The grooming gang cover-up is Britain’s real racism scandal

Forget pathetic 'Princess Pushy' Megan Markle petulantly playing the race card when she found life in the goldfish bowl occupied by Britain's Royal Family was not to her liking, the grooming gang cover up is Britain's racist scandal - and it is far worse than the trivialities that get American libtards screaming about "White Privilege ..."

John McCain’s Widow Comments on Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Trafficking ChargesJohn McCain’s Widow Comments on Jeffrey Epstein’s Sex Trafficking Charges


Speaking at a human trafficking event in Florida, McCain revealed that her family was quite familiar with Epstein’s wrongdoings as one girl from her daughter’s high school was actually among the financier’s underage victims, then suddenly acknowledging that she “knew” about his crimes.
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French Intellectual Jailed for Calling Mass Immigration an “Invasion”
French intellectual Renaud Camus (above) has been conditionally sentenced to 2 months imprisonment for arguing that mass immigration in Europe represents an “invasion.” Summit.news reports: The writer, who is the author of Le Grand Remplacement (The Great Replacement), was charged with “public incitement to hate or violence on the basis of origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion.”

“Hard” Of Hearing? PornHub Being Sued By Deaf Man For Lack Of Subtitles
We read today that sex supermaket site PornHub is being sued by Yaroslav Suris, who has filed a lawsuit claiming that its lack of PornHub’s lack of subtitles for the hard of hearing is discriminatory. Suris’ bone of contention is that the website violates his rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act, according to showbiz gossip site TMZ, which broke the story ...

Quitaly Back On As Salvini Prepares To Take On The EU
While the bureaucraps of Brussels were still congratuating themselves on forcing Matteo Salvini’s Lega party out of Italy’s governernment, mainstream media barely bothered to cover the news that Lega won the state elections in Umbria towards the end of October 2019. Thus the story that should have had Europhiles like Emmanuel Macron and Guy Verhofshit crapping themselves was barely noticed.

Police Failed To Act Against Muslim Grooming Gang Due To Fears Over "Community Tensions" A new report based on the evidence of former Grester Manchester Police Detective Constable Maggie Oliver acknowledges that the force failed to stop dozens of girls being groomed and sexually exploited by a network of Pakistani men despite being fully aware of what was happening due to fears over creating “community tensions.” The report notes that the instruction to avoid prosecuting came "right from the top ..."

Asian grooming gang given free pass to rape; police officers told ‘find other ethnicities’ to investigate – detective.
A report published today, authored by child protection specialist Malcolm Newsam CBE and former senior police officer Gary Ridgway, comes following the reopening of an investigation into the death of 15-year-old Victoria Agoglia, who – after years of abuse and days after she was injected with heroin by a 50-year-old man – died in hospital of an overdose in 2003.

Greta Thunberg Slams Australia for Coal Industry, Expands List of Climate Demands
Little Greta Thunberg, who was elected by nobody apparently now speaks for us all on matters relating to climate change. The Swedish climate change hustler who is making a fortune for her handlers from donations to her campaign, again castigated Australia for continuing to mine and export coal despite her previous complaints, adding a call for an end worldwide to the actibity to her list of climate demands to be delivered at the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos ...

Macron Digs In Against The General Strike, But Could It Finish Him?
As the French braces itself for the latest wave of protests and strikes across the country, as attitudes harden against President Emmanuel Macron's pension and retirement system reforms. Karel Vereycken, vice-president of France's Solidarity and Progress Party, has given his version what's behind the recent wave of strikes and why Macron's efforts to calm the situation down are backfiring.