Thursday, September 10, 2020

Dumbing Down

Is the Dumbing Down of the populace nearly completed?

It has been known for a long while now that the powers-that-be are not compliant with people thinking about their position in their world.  The Elite, the Deep State, or whatever you want to call them are not happy if people have time to think. So they keep the fodder coming just enough to prevent rebellion, and keep telling us that we are lucky to be here. Wherever you are.

What is the great goal of this secret cadre of manipulators who control everything on Earth? You must first accept that Republicans or Democrats, Tories and Labour, or any other political party in any country is irrelevant. Even your favorite candidate on your favorite party who stands for what you believe in. Whomever is in the White House, the Kremlin or Beijing doesn’t matter. 

It was determined years ago that now that we have almost eight billion people on earth scrambling for a life, that is way too many. If we accept that, then we must grudgingly accept that someone, has to do something about it to save humanity. Those who are really in control of us may have a noble purpose after all. It has also been agreed that the maximum population on this planet should be around 1.5 billion. That may be a little low, so let’s use 2 billion. What do you think all those surreptitious Bilderberg meetings were about? The power getting the message out to those who could enact the program.

We have 1,440,403,869 in China today. India has 1,382,604,367, Mexico 128,932,753. Indonesia 273,523,615. South America 431,434,745. Bangladesh and Pakistan right there too. United Nations Data. Way too many humans. Somehow Earth itself needs to reduce population by five BILLION people. Birth control is not working except in very few instances. Even China has lifted its restriction on how many babies are allowed. Not good. 

So how will this ‘reduction ‘ to two billion people from the presently over seven billion be accomplished? Keep in mind that reducing our total population must be seen as a noble cause and a crucial action put into effect to actually save Earth. Just asking folks to stop having children and waiting for the result won't do. Not enough time. So in reality to make Earth a livable and sustainable planet, someone needs to kill off five billion people. Really? Yes really. 

How? Of course there are many ways to kill off people.

Wars are great. Not those little Middle-East dirty wars that take so long. Or those African wars that keep arm dealers going. Or jungle skirmishes. But big wars, maybe even what they call tactical nuclear wars. Some have already developed small nukes that will clear a battle field in seconds. But as we know after Chernobyl, nuclear energies make that portion of Earth un-useable for perhaps a century. And wars just kill off our best young don't they? Besides, hot wars just screw up the infrastructure. Buildings all blown up, bridges, roads and railroads, water sources, food production poisoned. 

Bagdad took years to recover from the specialty bombs dropped in the city in the first Gulf War. Bombs that were made up of super-fine carbon particles that destroyed all electronics and were impossible to clean for re-use. And even with bullets in army weapons that simply disintegrate whatever they hit with depleted uranium, and there is nothing left except some dust where a human used to be, is way too slow. There is the Strontium 90 bomb that doesn't kill buildings but wreaks death on any living thing. Nope. We need to live afterward and more important, be able to grow food for life. 

We should be aware that most present wars are only a distraction to keep us from thinking about our situation until it is revealed in such a way that we have no alternative but to accept it. 

Some believe Earth is striking back right now by increasing the intensity of hurricanes and so called natural events. Gaia fighting for existence. Earthquakes kill a lot. And the West Coast wild-fires in North America are beginning to work. Floods help. South Asia sees them every year. Climate change, but that is what Mother Earth is fighting against, isn't it?

And why are millions of people so afraid of vaccines? Once the saviors of children to a whole range of debilitating disease in the youngest. The confidence is gone. Rumors keep slipping through the cracks in the narrative as to exactly what is inside those vaccines? And now we know Bill Gates and his vaccines have been kicked out of India, and Africa wants him out too as thousands of children after getting a vaccine associated with Gates, are coming down with polio! Even with dumbing down the distrust grows. Vaccines are supposed to save people. Nope they won't work. Eugenics would take too long. We only have a decade or two.

You know, of course, that a pandemic is the answer. So now we have one. And although it is progressing through Earth right now, no one seems to know much about it. The virus spread to 185 countries within six months! Yes your health authorities are battling and learning day to day but there is no answer on how to shut it down. There was slow action to close borders and no action to prevent air travel. And is there a second and third wave? What are long term effects?

Perhaps that is the plan? The program? Has the present novel corona virus been engineered? 

Wuhan, Hubei, China, is believed to be the starting point. A city of 11 million. To the Chinese credit, they had 40 hospitals in Wuhan area designated for serious and critical care for COVID-19 patients, some built in days! But the question is how all this came about isn’t it? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) works around the world helping other countries keep outbreaks of contagious diseases from spreading globally. There were 47 specialist Americans in the Beijing office, according to public CDC documents viewed by Reuters. Then suddenly there were only 14. Many epidemiologists were gone. In addition, the manager of an animal disease monitoring program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) transferred out of China in 2018.

 


Of course we remember the furor of the Wuhan so called ‘wet markets’ where live exotic animals were for sale as food including civet cats and pangolins which were suspected of carrying human transferable diseases. If there needed to be a distraction, animals were it. Remember those crispy bats being eaten there? It is a fact that the Chinese will eat anything. Reductions at the U.S. agencies sidelined health experts, scientists and other professionals who might have been able to help China mount an earlier response to the novel corona virus, as well as provide the U.S. government with more information about what was coming, according to people who spoke with Reuters. 

Aha. Now we are getting back to the premise, aren’t we? 

American experts in China were brought home. One has to consider the possibility that the draw-down made this catastrophe more likely or more difficult to respond to. Many pertinent offices in China were closed. One has also to consider that IF this pandemic could be started (as a design) anywhere, Wuhan China was perfectly placed. Some of those wet markets are like a scene from Blade Runner. Perhaps it started with that cluster of 41 patients with a mysterious pneumonia in December 2019? And the whistle-blower in China, Dr. Li Wenliang suddenly died in February. 

The American expert, Dr. Linda Quick, was in an ideal position to be the eyes and ears on the ground for the United States and other countries on the coronavirus outbreak, but she mysteriously left her post in July, and might have alerted officials to the growing threat weeks earlier. The first cases of the new coronavirus may have emerged as early as November. Does this sound a little contrived to you? Me too.

The CDC would not make Dr. Quick, who still works for the agency, available for comment. 

So what else? A Wuhan research facility was suspected to be less than secure after the US Consol visited in 2018. They were conducting research into bat coronaviruses and their potential as a risk of a new SARS-like pandemic transmissable to humans! So the remaining question in my addled head, is why would China allow such foreign influence in their health care situation? Unless they are part of the much bigger plan.

Well my intent is not to dispute one way or another about the present pandemic. Just to suggest it is a perfect method in the start to reducing Earth’s population by 60%! So what else leads one to believe we are being manipulated to accept whatever is put in front of us? 

You heard about the new ‘Space Force’ division of the US military! They are saying they will have satellites in orbit to protect us from Martians! 

Now it becomes clear why the Pentagon allowed the release of those ‘UFO’ videos streaking ahead of US jets that you saw on the news! The idea being that they were being flown by some kind of Aliens they are now acknowledging might be ‘out there’! So you now see the need for a Space Force. And the process will eventually entail weaponized space pods in synchronous orbits with military personnel aboard and the potential to monitor and stop actions on Earth that may be seen as aliens, or bad guys acting up. Oh good, they’re going to save us from space creatures! And maybe from ourselves too? Zapping us from outer space gives a whole new meaning to 'Top Gun', doesn't it?

 

Maybe you weren’t here when Alexander Haig stepped forward during the Reagan attempted assassination and asserted "I am in control here." That scared a lot of people. And the My Lai massacre in Vietnam was the result of out of control US troops. More recently Lt. Colonel Vindman had to admit he made up parts of testimony in a Senate Hearing on Ukraine. Can we trust a military guy in space not to zap us because he was bullied in Grade One? We were all warned many years ago about the Military-Industrial complex. General Eisenhower understood the mentality of soldiers, especially that they were not all dedicated 'warriors'. 

Can this be done? If you’ve heard of ‘directed energy’ weapons, sure! These are way better than lasers with their tell-tale green or red streaks in the sky. You see nothing at all. Things just seem to cease to exist! Sort of like WT 1 and 2? And 7. But I'm paying what little attention I have left to the corona virus right now.

You see where the circle connects? You are so happy with Gilligan’s Island reruns and that the Skipper is stuck for two days in the tent with Ginger, that you miss all those millions dying/disappearing. And literally every show, newscast, documentary you see on TV is propaganda aimed at indoctrinating you to the cause or making you to fall asleep. Does Mark Wahlberg ever lose for America? No way. Why is that? Because History will be changed anyway, what happened in the past is no more? And historians of the future will consult that movie! For now, beer and baseball are what you want to have. RBIs are what you need to remember. Don't ask about anything else.

So can we change our opinions of Soros? Rothschilds? Rockefellers? The Deep State is not just in America, or Britain or Russia or China. It is where the ones already in control of everything you do are. Perhaps from some middle kingdom. Media and news? This shadowy network, which is barely concealed at this point, includes secret societies like Skull and Bones and the Bohemian Grove as well as less-secretive organizations the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Meetings. Here are some other perps - Michael Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch, Jeff Bezos, Zuckerberg for only a small few sort of like 'local' guys doing what they're told. They're not really players, more like undergraduates. It is said 17 billionaires control everything you see or hear, most of whom you may never have heard of. 

Nazi Propaganda Chief Goebbels said - "Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play."

National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger quote - "Who controls the food supply also controls the people.” 

Psychoanalyst of Hitler, Walter C. Langer - “People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one, and if you repeat it frequently enough, people will sooner or later believe it.” 

Nobel Prize for Literature, Bob Dylan - "All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie." 

Mark Twain in Life on the Mississippi voiced it perfectly - "... lay low and hold your breath, for I'm bout to turn myself loose."

The whole dumbing down idea is like part of some new Stockholm Syndrome, where we come to love our captors and appreciate them for letting us remain living here on Earth. But no thinking is allowed. We may even embrace their ideology ala Patty Hearst! But then we might not even know we've been captured.

There are 7.7 billion people on Earth right now, figures released by the UN show global numbers are now growing at the alarming rate of about 100 million every 14 months. By 2050, the Earth’s population will have hit 9.7 billion and it will continue to rise if unchecked, reaching a figure of about 10.9 billion by 2100. 

There is a New World Order coming, but five billion of us won’t be part of it. We've left it too late. There are 500,000 dead from the virus now. Not really many, but some will say it is a good start.

But is it a necessary and noble cause?

 


Thursday, August 20, 2020

Good Old Joe


Funnier than all the comedians you've seen this year!

At first you think we don't want this comedian in the White House, 
then you begin to think, Maybe we do!


 
Who knew?
 
 
Thanks to Drew Berquist
 

Friday, April 17, 2020

China Today


When are we going to stop thinking of China as poor and realize they are more rich than we are?



Everything is not thousands of years old anymore







Things have changed ....






  Maybe we haven't been paying attention?



Saturday, April 11, 2020

Google KNOWS you.



Reprint from Gabriel Weinberg, CEO and Founder of DuckDuckGo

What does Google know about me?

You may know that Google is tracking you, but most people don't realize the extent of it. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to dramatically reduce Google's tracking. But first, what exactly are they tracking? Unlike searching on DuckDuckGo, when you search on Google, they keep your search history forever. That means they know every search you’ve ever done on Google. That alone is pretty scary, but it’s just the shallow end of the very deep pool of data that they try to collect on people.
What most people don’t realize is that even if you don’t use any Google products directly, they’re still trying to discover as much as they can about you. Google trackers have been found on 75% of the top million websites! This means they're also trying to track most everywhere you go on the internet, trying to slurp up your browsing history! 
Most people also don’t know that Google runs most of the ads you see across the internet and in apps – you know those ones that follow you around everywhere? Yup, that’s Google, too. They aren’t really a search company anymore – they’re a tracking company. They are tracking as much as they can for these annoying and intrusive ads, including recording every time you see them, where you saw them, if you clicked on them, etc.
But even that’s not all ...


 If You Use Google Products
If you do use Google products, they track you even more. In addition to tracking everything you’ve ever searched for on Google (e.g. “weird rash”), Google also tracks every video you’ve ever watched on YouTube. Many people actually don’t know that Google own YouTube; now you know.
And if you use Android (yeah, Google owns that too), then Google is also usually tracking: 

    Every place you’ve been via Google Location Services.
    How often you use your apps, when you use them, where you use them, 
    and who you use them to interact with. (This is just excessive by any measure.)
   All of your text messages, which unlike on iOS, are not encrypted by default.
   Your photos, even in some cases the ones you've deleted.


If you use Gmail, they of course also have all your emails and contacts. If you use Google Calendar, they know schedule. There’s a pattern here: For all Google products (Hangouts, Music, Drive, etc.), you can expect the same level of tracking; that is, pretty much anything they can track, they will.
Oh, and if you use Google Home, they also store a live recording of every command you (or anyone else) has ever said to your device! Yes, you heard that right (err… they heard it) – you can check out all the recordings on your Google activity page.
Essentially, if you don't tell them not to, they’ll track pretty close to, well, everything you do on the internet. In fact, even if you tell them to stop tracking you, Google has been known to not really listen, for example with location history. 


You Become the Product 

Why does Google want all of your information anyway? Simple: as stated, Google isn’t a search company anymore, they’re a tracking company. All of these data points allow Google to build a pretty robust profile about you. In some ways, by keeping such close tabs on everything you do, they may know you better than you know yourself!
The result of all that tracking is that Google uses your personal profile to sell ads, not only on their search engine, but also on over three million other websites and apps. Every time you visit one of these sites or apps, Google is following you around with hyper-targeted ads, trying to influence your behavior.

It’s exploitative. By allowing Google to collect all this info, you are allowing hundreds of thousands of advertisers to bid on serving you ads based on your sensitive personal data. Everyone involved is profiting from your information, except you. You are the product.
It doesn’t have to be this way. It is entirely possible for a web-based business to be profitable without making you the product – since 2014, DuckDuckGo has been profitable without storing or sharing any personal information on people at all. You can read more about their business model on their home page.  https://duckduckgo.com/?va=z&t=hk


The Myth of “Nothing to Hide” 

Some may argue that they have “nothing to hide,” so they are not concerned with the amount of information Google has collected and stored on them, but that argument is fundamentally flawed for many reasons.
Everyone has information they want to keep private: Do you close the door when you go to the bathroom, or cover your windows when it gets dark? Privacy is about control over our personal information. We don’t want it in the hands of everyone, and certainly don’t want people profiting on it without our consent or participation.

In addition, privacy is essential to democratic institutions like voting and everyday situations such as getting medical care and performing financial transactions. Without it, there can be significant harms. 
On an individual level, lack of privacy leads to putting people into a filter bubble. Getting manipulated by ads, discrimination, fraud, and identity theft. On a societal level, it can lead to deepened polarization and societal manipulation as we’ve unfortunately been seeing multiply in recent years.


You Can Live Google Free 

Basically, Google tries to track too much. It’s creepy and simply just more information than one company should have on anyone.
Thankfully, there are many good ways to reduce your Google footprint, even close to zero! If you are ready to live without Google, on their site they have recommendations for services to replace their suite of products, as well as instructions for clearing your Google search history. It might feel like you are trapped in the Google-verse, but it is possible to break free.

For starters, just switching the search engine for all your searches goes a long way. After all, you share your most intimate questions with your search engine; at the very least, shouldn’t those be kept private? If you switch to the DuckDuckGo app and extension, you will not only make your searches anonymous, but also block Google’s most widespread and invasive trackers as you navigate the web. 
If you’re unfamiliar with DuckDuckGo, they're the leading provider of privacy protection tools to help you seamlessly take back control of your personal information online. They’ve been providing a private alternative to Google Search at https://duckduckgo.com for over a decade, and also offer a mobile private browser for iOS and Android (DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser) as well as browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome and Safari. And DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials to protect your desktop browsing.

They’re also trying to educate users through their blog, social media and newsletters, so more people can get the privacy protection they deserve.
Another search engine that doesn't track you - Startpage.com 

Google doesn't want you to spy on them though - they destroy your search - 

What you search for - Tucker Carlson comments on Google creepy tech - (YouTube)



What you get - Tucker  nothing - Google can do that.




And if you ARE worried and truly serious, there is the Tor browser, which routes you through many countries around the world so you are anonymous. https://www.torproject.org/  The FBI, State Department and hundreds of agencies use Tor for secure communications because they don't trust Google either.  
 
You needed to know this.



Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Repost from 2010 with addenda

  Monday, January 4, 2010

New World Order

This phrase is gradually getting known.
And beginning to be accepted as something out there that might be happening.
Some attribute the first signs of this to the Bilderberg Group, after a meeting of world leaders and powerful people who met in 1954 in a Netherlands hotel. These secretive but important people are said to have discussed the future of the world and what was needed to sustain our precious blue planet. This sounds like a noble cause actually, because if humanity keeps going unchecked with our waste and carefree attitude, something will break down, if it hasn't started already.
Since that first meeting, many carefully chosen others have attended more of these esoteric meetings around the world. Often world leaders and heads of state. The rich and powerful. Influential magnates and those well connected to the channels of power.

Speculation has become rampant, as happens when you tell little of what you are up to. One of these ideas is that it has been decided, that, although we have six billion people clinging here right now, the optimal population of Earth should be about 500 million. Quite a disparity. 1.5 billion.

So if that idea has been put forward, then one only has to try to understand how this population decrease could be accomplished.
Ah, there it is then.
If you accept that there are some people over the years who actually could implement such a grandiose plan and might actually be starting on it, other notions begin to purcolate to the surface of the human thinking mind. And as conjecture about something so covert breeds conspiracy theories like nothing else .... one begins to wonder HOW could this be done?

One would need War. Excellent for quick and easy destruction of life. Nuclear tactical weapons have already been approved by America and Britain. Those same weapons already threatened by rogue states.
Disease, many already believe AIDS as a CIA plot to depopulate Africa. Now we have H1N1 going strong, aka Mexican swine flu. Didn't you know that Mexico City is now the most populous city on Earth? Some even distrust the vaccinations!
Chemicals sprayed into our atmosphere (so called chemtrails) with a mixture of mind altering spores to deimmunize and change our personalities to accept a way of life as someone else envisions it?
Genetic engineering? It is possible now to do genetic manipulation to have a cause and effect on certain groups of humans, say, Negroid people can be affected by something that does not affect a Chinese person, etc. And all those ramifications. One could selectively engineer a future population.
HAARP is a military establishment up in the mountains of Alaska. A High Altitude Array Radar Project installation that is studying things like over-the-horizon radar and the ionosphere. However there are suspicions that the ability to boil clouds, change weather and influence human behavior might be part of that stealthy project too. This installation does NOT appear on Google Earth. Hmm?
And the phrase New World Order was brought to the mass attention again in 1990 by George HW Bush in a speech that electrified and sent chills through the conspiracy theorists.

Well this IS mind boggling. isn't it? I'll leave you with that stew for now.
But although maintaining a healthy and minimal population on Earth IS a pure thought, some believe that the purity has become prurient. A siren of sex to those in power. The viagra of their being might now have become another swollen conception manifesting into their elite consciousness. What if .... ( a harsh whisper) ... New World Order became ....
- One World Government -
Yes, a hushed phrase that can fill glimmering eyes with a power induced glaze. An idea that immediately creates Kings, Princes, Emperors and .... um, what else?
.......... Slaves.
And the conspiracy mongers run with it. A noble idea run amok.
Are we heading that way? Destined? Is this the beginning or the end game?
Pay attention to world events with these thoughts in your mind and suddenly the rationale of the happenings becomes more centered. More real. Things make sense. Do research for yourself. Ask questions or at least don't accept answers. Where is the truth? Pay attention.
Movies make stuff like this happen on screen as fiction, which makes it all the harder to envision in the mind as reality.
Pay attention. 



Addenda 2020

Looks like the Deep State has settled on the novel coronavirus after a test with SARS a few years ago. Now called Covid-19. Somehow this deadly virus escaped from China and in only weeks appeared in Iran, Italy and every cruise ship at sea! Now it is in almost every country of our small world intent on, or engineered to get that population down to the magic number; 500 million.  In the above post we considered ways the powers-that-be might install their new government after a disaster.
What a perfect disaster is this virus. The trouble with war is the destruction and danger to the winners after the fact. Crumbling ruins are no good. Radiation is inconvenient for 200 years. But disease, ah disease, leaves all the buildings standing, all the houses livable, all the luxury cars waiting patiently in their garages, the swimming pools filled, the golf courses undamaged and all the food still on the shelves! What a perfect elimination of 5 and a half billion people!
Is the New World Order coming? Maybe, if all those Bilderberg folks figured correctly. Maybe.

Might have to scout around for toilet paper though. 

Looks like a WWII mine doesn't it? Maybe it is.



Wednesday, February 19, 2020

How to defeat Google intrusion.


So you already know that when you search anything on Google, they record your search and use it to display more items related to that search. To help YOU they say. They place these 'items of interest' at the side of your screen, taking up a huge portion of what you see. This is intrusive, it's YOUR computer, but Google doesn't care, they get mega dollars from advertisers to display their product there. At the expense of you having a full width screen to work on.

So if you happen to search 'quilting' for instance, Google will place ads selling sewing supplies, cloth, sewing machines, and all manner of goods that might be related to what Google deems you must want.
If you search a pick-up truck, you'll get Dodge Rams, F150s, Tundras etc. All filling your need to see one and buy it. You get the idea. Maybe. 



So, what you have to do is manipulate the Google search for your own needs. Yes?
In my case, when I arise and go to my computer for a day's work, I have no intention of being distracted unless it is a subject I want there. So ... I search for plus-size ladies clothing, specifically lingerie. Then you click on a few choice items and voila, Google springs into action and gives you a parade of pretty voluptuous women at the side of your screen. You can choose whatever women you like. Google doesn't get what you did. What better way to ease the stress of your work in the morning? Maybe.
 


You can have whatever you want on your screen, cats, dogs, hamsters or dinosaurs. Up to you what you place there. Just make it what YOU like, not what Google gets money for if you click on it. But if you allow them to decide, you'll get a series of wriggling idiotic advertisements. Don't you get enough already?



And if at the end of your day, you're stressed and thinking of a Warrior Princess beating the hell out of your nagging boss - the right search could get you Xena and Calisto too! Boss? What boss?

Hey don't blame me. I just did a search. Google puts them there.


So I am not being misogynistic here, this is not sexual objectification. Really. There is opportunity for ladies to follow this idea too.
A few searches for your fave man-man will get your screen more likeable. And again, you could combine for a quilted 1892 daydream? Nothing too loose about that.

Perchance to dream?



                          




So. You don't need to have Google choices taking over your screen. A few specific searches can solve the problem of their intrusive behavior.
And yes you do have to search really stuff at times, but just go right back after getting what you need, and search again to get what you really want!
Maybe.





Of course, perhaps you really are interested in quilting?


Good luck with that. But try not to linger on about being under that quilt with your fantasy person.



Google isn't all that smart. 

Meanwhile . . . . 





Friday, January 03, 2020

Your new smart phone

Do you think you are being surveilled? You bet you are and it's all your own fault!


I just got a new Samsung phone, and here is what I found in the small print, certain things that you allow without being asked - - - This is just part of the Samsung legal. I have cut some of the lawyer language.


  • Your Samsung may often download Updates automatically through Wi-Fi or other network connection ... Samsung will provide you with notice of the Update where practicable.  (Which means it may NOT and you won't know what exactly happened?)
  • Internet Access - The Samsung Software will access the internet through your mobile network which may result in additional charges. (Whaaa?)
  • Third-Party Materials - Certain Third-Party (TP) applications may be downloaded to your Samsung Mobile Device. Such applications may include content data, information or materials, or provide links to TP websites, you acknowledge and agree that Samsung is NOT responsible or liable for any content on said downloads. You agree that use of these TP materials (that you did NOT agree about) is at your sole risk. You agree not to harass, abuse, threaten or infringe on the right of the TP stuff, (that someone put on your phone which you did not ask for) TP materials are governed by the TP terms of use and which may include personal data you provide, even unknowingly are subject to that TP's privacy policy. (So you can see now that you have NO control over your own phone and what someone may put on it!) and Samsung in bold upper case, disclaims any responsibility for any disclosure from TP practices! (So an UNKNOWN entity puts stuff on YOUR phone without your knowledge and YOU are to blame for whatever results that makes! WOW!)
  • Then they have another loud talk basically saying they are not responsible for anything at all!  lol
Samsung Privacy Policy Highlights
  • We collect personal information that you provide ... from Third Party sources, social networks and analytics. We may share your personal information with affiliate or trusted partner companies, insurance companies, law enforcement agencies, etc. (YOU may trust them but I don't know if I do. You're not even telling me who they are!)
  • We collect - Device info, hardware model, IMEI number, phone number, serial number, country code, network code, MAC  address, IP address, settings on your device, cookies, pixels, (Whoa! a word about pixels, like those used to make a picture of a nice cow in that field. It is made up of pixels, maybe a million or so - tracking pixels can be added to any picture and you think you'll see one? Nope. Remember microdots from WWII? Meanwhile these magic pixels are sending out data about YOU!) Log info, usage info such as time and duration of your use of certain services and any info stored in cookies that WE have set on your devices! (Whew, how long did I stare at Miss String Bikini '75? That iron collar on my neck is getting tighter!  All to provide ME with a 'better' experience, it says here!) 
  • WE will disclose your information to -  Affiliates. Business Partners, who work together, like a bank, research etc, These business partners control and manage your personal info. (Big list after that too.)
  • Your use of our services will involve the transfer, storage, and processing of your personal info to other countries in particular the Republic of Korea, but also - the EEA, USA, China, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Canada, the Philippines and Japan. (Of course we have NO IDEA who some of those countries may share your data with, do we? And the tech industry is trying to scare us away from Huawei for spying?
Well, this is far too long to expect you to read and store the info, suffice to say that your phone IS intruding on your privacy. Lots more headings tucked into those innocent looking white pages. And now it has 'View Security certificates' - Scroll down this one if you have the afternoon off, there are hundreds of these on your phone, all there to help YOU.
Here are only a couple - AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus - Chungwa Telecom Co. Limited - QuoVadis Limited - (I don't even like Victor Mature) - Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik (just because I bought Turkish bread at the bakery?) - Secure Trust Corporation - (Secure Trust?) There are fifty more on my phone. Sorry, but I don't feel better about this. Who ARE those guys?

And better still, you can now use a fingerprint AND/OR face recognition to access your phone! So you press your finger into a box that records your print, and now you use that to make your phone work. Is that a problem that virtually anything going into your phone becomes digital info that is nothing more than a series of numbers! I have never activated a fingerprint reader, but somehow my phone already has a heading - Fingerprints with a - SHA-256 fingerprint heading, and an alphanumeric like this - 41:C9:23:86 etc and those number-letters go on and on! 256 finger prints are already there? Are these the prints of the spy guys who are going to be reading and listening and watching everything I do on my shiny new communication device? Are they pre-installed? 256 of them! How many do they need?

And what about face recognition? Go ahead. Now 'They' know who you are, on your phone, on the street, going into that concert, loitering near the bank. Hmm, all this is for you. Nothing controversial about that. Is there? Is there? In China those face masks are used even without smog! I know why. And those numbers can be input into any computer and viola, there you are, grinning like a gerbil with a new wheel!

Well has the desired effect been achieved? What can I do except take the easy way out like the rest of you? 'I'm not doing anything wrong so I have nothing to worry about ' you say. As long as I continue to keep my job, watch baseball and whatever they want me to be normal about.

The problem is, what exactly is normal or wrong? Who defines wrong? I go to church. But what Church? We saw Jeffrey Epstein going to a church once. Was it a Shinto Temple? It's wrong to be a Copt in Egypt. You're not an agnostic are you?
And where did you go when you conveniently 'forgot' your phone in the bar that night? You went back the next day to retrieve it, but what did you do in those nine hours, 22 minutes and 49 seconds while it was out of your pulse range? Did you foment revolution? You drive an older car without the black box so we couldn't track you. You better buy a new car, we'll put ads on your phone to help you pick.
And that selfie pic at the game. Why did you include the man 2 rows back and one over? Do you know that guy? Why is he watching you? WE know him.
This could be endless and I am not a paranoiac! But I am afraid to play Words with Friends now because what about the words I use? Are they saying something subliminal about me that is revealing my hidden personality? The FBI is using software now that can identify a potential criminal!
OMG what have I said on facebook and Twitter? What videos did I like on YouTube?

And by the way, say Hi to Bixby, on your Samsung, he's their resident fink. He probably knows Siri, Alexa and all those other informers, snitchers and stool pigeons too! You don't know what HE looks like, but he knows what YOU look like. There might be an app on your phone right now sending all your calls, texts, photos, and more to who knows?


Give me a minute, I'm taking deep breaths.


So.
Do I think I am being surveilled? You bet I do and it's all my own damned fault! I bought a new 'smart' cel phone, but don't you be a smart ass and think yours is different, because it ain't! Get used to your virtual ankle bracelet and speak clearly when you whisper.

But I'm keeping my old car, it knows where to go without On-Star.
Trust me.






[Shhh!  Invisible ink for writing secret notes - you use lemon juice and the message cannot be seen until you heat the paper .... I'm just trying to help.]

Monday, December 02, 2019

The Horse's POV




♫ “Giddy-up Jingle Horse pick up your feet?” ♬ 𝆕
 

What the hell is that supposed to mean anyway? Pick up your feet? You say that to ornery little kids who don’t want to go home from the mall, but this is a freaking sleigh ride! Pick up my feet? It’s freezing out. Don’t you know if my speed increases by 2% the wind chill factor goes up 50%!  It ain't snowin' and blowin' up bushels of fun, it's putting ice on my lashes and frost on my buns. Did you ever wonder what it would be like to trek through snow with steel shoes on? Nooo not you. And you never think about me freezing my nuts off, that's a figure of speech, I'm a gelding, remember?

You guys are all in the sled tucked under your warm wool blanket with a bottle of hot Rum. What did you get me? More oats? They are from last October for Pete’s sake! Dried out like cow chips! Not even an apple and you used the carrot for the snow man's pecker. 

So how many of you are back there? A hundred? And quit shaking those reins, I know where to go by now. It's a one horse sleigh, one horsepower, get it? I'm not a Clydesdale ya know. 

And the bells, the tingling damn bells, you tell me to giddy-up! Think I can hear anything with these freaking bells around my ears? Then you all start singing and not a one of you in tune! Even Burl Ives is crying.


Giddy-up Jingle Horse? You don’t even know my name, do you? You could at least call me Dobbin or Trigger. Well never mind Trigger, we all know what Roy did to him. Then you get home and fire up the stove for more hot toddys, and what happens to me? I go into that creaky old barn with a bale of hay! You can see through the slats for gawdsakes. There could be wolves out there but oh no, you don’t care a bit.


It’s a swell time and the right time? Yeah sure, thinking only of yourself. Right time for what? Dancing and prancing? Even Dasher and Dancer quit Santa for the Florida Keys.
We horses hate Christmas, don't ya know?

But if you try this again next year I’m gonna drink gallons of water and get horse diarrhia! 

That oughta Jingle Bell Rock your freaking night away.  🎵