Thought for the day

"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil; God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." -- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Exclusive: Canadian Peoples Party Leader Blasts Retailer Over Viral Euthanasia Ad Making Suicide Seem Cool to Young People MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 14:37

People’s Party of Canada (PPC) leader Maxime Bernier has slammed a Canadian company over a viral video, criticising the retailer for trying to make suicide seem “cool.”

The PPC leader criticised Quebec retailer Simons after a commercial the company made several weeks ago went viral on social media over the weekend.

A clip promoting the “beauty” of euthanasia sparked outrage online, as Canada plans to expand the application of medical assistance in dying (MAID) next year.

Retailer Simons has shocked Canada by releasing a commercial dubbed “All Is Beauty” supporting assisted suicide. The clip features a woman named Jennyfer Hatch who opted to end her life in October – reports suggest she suffered from Ehlers Danlos syndrome.

Many users called the ad “dystopian”, with some warning that Canadian authorities would force it onto people who are too poor to pay their medical bills.

Federal Reserve set to introduce privacy-crushing digital currency that can be controlled and programmed by government bureaucrats malterwitty Tue, 11/29/2022 - 12:44

When Barack Obama was in the White House and Democrats controlled Congress for his first two years in office, they passed a bill dubbed “Obamacare” that was the first step toward giving federal government bureaucrats complete control over Americans’ health care.

Since all Americans require medical care during their lives, the move was seen by critics as the ultimate authoritarian move; after all, if the government controls all healthcare decisions, tyrannical government bureaucrats could then begin to dictate behaviors and reward or punish people based on behavior.

Greenwald: The Media's Deranged Hysteria Over Elon Musk's Promised Restoration Of Free Speech MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 10:28

It was easy to predict that there would be an all-out war from Western power centers if Musk sought to mildly reduce censorship on Twitter. Still, the media outdid itself...

New York Times leads media call for Biden to drop Assange charges MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 10:07

Five major news outlets, including the New York Times, have called on the Biden administration to drop charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Obtaining and publishing “sensitive information,” they wrote, “is a core part of the daily work of journalists.”

The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and El Pais all published details from diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks in 2010. These documents revealed that the US spied on its allies, undercounted civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, and waged a secret war in Yemen.

The Four Fuckeries MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 09:46

I doubt there is another era in the history of Western Civ when the forces in-motion acting on society were so mystifying to those acted upon. And isn’t it especially galling that this is so in an age after rational scientific practice had decoded so many of nature’s secrets? Did that project somehow fail in the end? Has the Enlightenment been defeated? How have we become trapped like frogs being boiled haplessly in our own pond-water?

A great survey of the state-of-the-art of government censorship.

From the Richard Grove YouTube channel.

Great insights into what to expect next from Twitter and others.

Big Tech Is Furious Andrew Tate Is Exposing The Great Reset MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 08:56

In yet another example of Big Tech tyranny, YouTube nuked a viral “Full Send Podcast” episode featuring controversial “manosphere” figure Andrew Tate last week. The video, which was posted in August, had been viewed by millions and was one of the “Full Send Podcast’s” most popular videos. 

Separate Tech and State MikeRivero Tue, 11/29/2022 - 08:55

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) recently got in touch with his inner mobster and threatened Elon Musk — the new owner of Twitter and the CEO of electric car company Tesla and space ventures company SpaceX. He told Musk, “Fix your companies” or “Congress will.” As part of this threat, Markey referred to an ongoing National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation into Tesla’s autopilot driving system and Twitter’s 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).