“Experts” made lots of stupid claims throughout the pandemic. People began to notice and the result is a loss of confidence in science, generally.
Russia said to be restricting use or access to Twitter and has placed restrictions on use of Facebook.
In the 1950s and 1960s, government technocrats held propaganda campaigns to convince us that to be safe in a nuclear attack, we just needed to “duck and cover” under our desks. Every elementary school student practiced this in monthly drills. But it was utterly useless. Its purpose was to pretend that we had control over something for which we actually had no control. It is similar to what just transpired during the pandemic – we were mandated to engage in actions that were utterly useless.
Russia accuses FB of censoring official media outlets in Russia and has responded by restricting access to FB. Yesterday, I unfollowed/unsubscribed from about two dozen Russian social media content creators and instead added Ukrainian content creators.
Restaurants use an arsenal of manipulation techniques to encourage you to purchase higher profit items, and even to eat food faster so they can turn around the table to another customer, more quickly.
The AP accepted an $8 million grant from climate change organizations and is using the grant to pay for 20 new staff members. 50 AP staff members are now paid from external, third-party grants. How can a reader tell if a news report is news or propaganda? They can’t tell. The only valid assumption is to assume all news reports are propaganda. Source: Climate activists spend millions for friendly Associated Press ‘news’
As long as we carry electronic devices with us, we are being tracked and potentially logged in databases.
City of Santa Monica shares photo of Russian MIG-29 saying it will overfly the Superbowl. Guess any jet photo will do?
Study finds widespread censorship of social media posts, by “BigTech” social media companies. In many cases, scientific skepticism, since show to be correct, was deleted by FB, Twitter and so on.
The US Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin, yesterday, saying that anyone engaged in “(1) the proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions; ” is a terrorist. This claim from DHS is a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.
By my noting this here, this blog is now, apparently, an official terrorist blog. Wow.