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Big Brother grows, but faces outing for its stupidity

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:53 pm
by URUZ
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/11/0 ... ervatives/

Yeah.

Damore was just a tip of an iceberg, among many icebergs. Our culture is the titanic heading straight into those icebergs.

Meanwhile the economy continues to grow under Trump. Even as he is still accused of “racism”, this time for wanting to raise user fees to help repair National Park infrastructure.... kek

So do you really want the Gulag/Big Brother/Democrat future, or are you sane?

Re: Big Brother grows, but faces outing for its stupidity

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:14 pm
by Peter Kropotkin
UrGod wrote:http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/11/03/leak-google-employees-defend-discrimination-against-conservatives/

Yeah.

Damore was just a tip of an iceberg, among many icebergs. Our culture is the titanic heading straight into those icebergs.

Meanwhile the economy continues to grow under Trump. Even as he is still accused of “racism”, this time for wanting to raise user fees to help repair National Park infrastructure.... kek

So do you really want the Gulag/Big Brother/Democrat future, or are you sane?



K: the economy that was Obama's.... his budget was in place until Oct 31 and its the incoming
administration budget after that.....wait until the next budget comes out before you
celebrate.... as far as your poll goes... I notice you didn't give a choice for one
to disapprove of IQ45 and approve of Obama..... must have been an oversight on your
part... I would think you would want honest answers to a poll..... but hay,
its your poll.... as one sided as it is...

Kropotkin

Re: Big Brother grows, but faces outing for its stupidity

PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:00 am
by pilgrim-seeker_tom
A comedian recently quipped that today’s information technologies have effectively rendered a number of things obsolete, most notably phone-books and human courtesy. That’s also true for human rest.

Today’s information technologies (the internet, email, software programs like Facebook, mobile phones, IPhones, pocket computers, and the like) have made us the most informed, efficient, and communicative people ever. We now have the capability, all day, every day, of accessing world events, world news, whole libraries of information, and detailed accounts of what our families and friends are doing at any moment. That’s the positive side of the equation.

Less wonderful is what this is doing to our lives, how it is changing our expectations, and robbing us of the simple capacity to stop, shut off the machines, and rest. As we get wrapped up more and more in mobile phones, texting, email, Facebook, and the internet in general, we are beginning to live with the expectation that we must be attentive all the time to everything that’s happening in the world and within the lives of our families and friends. The spoken and unspoken expectation is that we be available always – and so too others. We used to send each other notes and letters and expect a reply within days, weeks, or months. Now the expectation for a reply is minutes or hours, and we feel impatient with others when this expectation is not met and guilty inside of ourselves when we can’t meet it.


Seems to me that big brother is winning the game big time. :-)

And so we are, daily, becoming more enslaved to and more compulsive in our use of mobile phones and the internet. For many of us it is now existentially impossible to take off a day, let alone several weeks off, and be on a genuine holiday or vacation. Rather the pressure is on us to constantly check for texts, emails, phone messages, and the like; and the expectation from our families, friends, and colleagues is precisely that we are checking these regularly. The sin-du-jour is to be, at any time, unavailable, unreachable, or non-communicative.

Re: Big Brother grows, but faces outing for its stupidity

PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:21 pm
by URUZ
The internet is simply about communication and access to information. It is up to you to use it well, or not. It is also up to you to avoid being taken advantage of when it comes to the propaganda. Communication and information media have always had elements of state propaganda to them, and it has always been up to the individual person to filter through that and make their own determinations. It is called self-responsibility. If you fall for the lies then you deserve to fall for them.

The internet and technology isn't something to be scared of, but it is something to take responsibility for.

Re: Big Brother grows, but faces outing for its stupidity

PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:44 pm
by pilgrim-seeker_tom
UrGod wrote:The internet is simply about communication and access to information. It is up to you to use it well, or not. It is also up to you to avoid being taken advantage of when it comes to the propaganda. Communication and information media have always had elements of state propaganda to them, and it has always been up to the individual person to filter through that and make their own determinations. It is called self-responsibility. If you fall for the lies then you deserve to fall for them.

The internet and technology isn't something to be scared of, but it is something to take responsibility for.


Valid and truthful comments UrGod.

Though feels like your closing the barn door after the horses have bolted.

If one gets caught in the pouring rain without an umbrella one gets wet ... soaked ... drenched. :-) It doesn't help to claim the fact that it rained unexpectedly is one's personal responsibility.

Though ... there's no longer any need to worry that big brother is watching you ... that situation is passée :-)

Big brother has long entered the "harvest" mode and almost all people are happily feeding it. :-)

Re: Big Brother grows, but faces outing for its stupidity

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:08 pm
by Zero_Sum
The gulag archipelago has now become a global one and all political factions are complicit in its creation.