As far as our political discourse goes, truth, logic, reason and consistency don’t seem to count for very much. The question is why. One simple explanation is that Trump has changed the rules…
A tip from a CIA spy to authorities in apartheid-era South Africa led to Nelson Mandela’s arrest, beginning the leader’s 27 years behind bars, a report said on Sunday.
Donald Rickard, a former US vice-consul in Durban and CIA operative, told British film director John Irvin that he had been involved in Mandela’s arrest in 1962, which was seen as necessary because the Americans believed he was “completely under the control of the Soviet Union”, according to a report in the Sunday Times newspaper. “He could have incited a war in South Africa, the United States would have to get involved, grudgingly, and things could have gone to hell,” Rickard said. “We were teetering on the brink here and it had to be stopped, which meant Mandela had to be stopped. And I put a stop to it.”
The article examines the current state of politics in the USA in light of the George Orwell dystopian novel, 1984. An interview with Ralph Nader provides the p focus for the analysis and probable or possible outcomes. Nader speaks to Clinton’s secret speeches on Wall Street, and the contract that protects them from disclosure. Civil unrest is probable. A groundswell of mass mobilization is essential.
Social scientists observed that truth matters less to people than reinforcement. We reformulate misstatements into truth so they conform to our biases. We do not change our beliefs even in the face of opposing facts (Normalcy bias).
Hacker David Michael Levin, owner of Vanguard Cybersecurity, was arrested after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement after his apparently misguided attempt to help prevent election fraud by pointing out online vulnerabilities.
Considering Clinton is the subject of a sweeping investigation by the FBI — for which the DoJ will determine whether or not charges will be levied — such donations seem at least somewhat dissonant.
Are you wondering what on earth is happening during this time in history? Evidence of upheaval is apparent now more than ever, especially politically. Intuition expert Penney Peirce weighs in on what’s going on.
Obama has concerns over algorithmic artificial intelligence operating without human oversight. The report, “Big Data: A Report on Algorithmic Systems, Opportunity, and Civil Rights,” catalogs the growing sphere of influence represented by Big Data in society, including employment, higher education, and criminal justice. The principle behind the recent Big Data paper is protecting citizens from out of control technology.
Bolstering his argument that voters in every state deserve a chance to have their preference registered, Bernie Sanders proved too much for rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in West Virginia, a state she carried handily in 2008 when running against Barack Obama.
According to Politico, of the $60 million raised by and for the Hillary Victory Fund, a PAC jointly controlled by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, less than 1% of the money raised ended up benefiting state Democratic parties. Why does this matter? Because Clinton has been touting from day one, it seems, that she’s been raising money for the party as well as for herself, and the media, even after stories like this, by actor and activist Margot Kidder, started coming out, has been taking her at her word, allowing the assertion to go unchallenged, even when the facts were at hand. I’ve been calling the Hillary Victory fund a “kickback scheme.” Others have called it money-laundering. Full explanation of how the transfers work is here.
Our tax dollars should be used for the interests of the people, not the big corporations. This article by Dr. Mercola shows the way biotech propaganda is sneaking it’s way into our bills and laws.
Government must not be allowed to extinguish our God-given rights. To do so would be to anoint the government with god-like powers and elevate it above the citizenry.
Obama was unusually candid about the country’s state of affairs — even if he articulated them in a comedic, albeit smug, way. “You all look great. The end of the republic has never looked better,” he said to laughs and applause.