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By Aaron Kesel


The Detroit Board of Police Commissioners voted to approve the Detroit Police Department’s use of controversial facial recognition technology on the public, Courthouse News reported.


According to the directive, police would be limited to using the system when officers have “reasonable suspicion” of home invasions and violent crimes involving incidents like shootings, sexual assaults and carjacking. Further, the system doesn’t have assess to check immigration status on individuals and was restricted from accessing live surveillance streaming video or any security camera device. Outside agencies would be allowed access to the information if needed after proper paperwork is filed.


The order also clarified the technology will not be used to fully identify a suspect, but as an investigatory lead. However, given the nature of the technology we know that promise is bollocks.


         



      

A local security officer will be assigned to monitor requests for using the tool and confirm the purge of irrelevant information. Misuse of the system by officers will be considered major misconduct that will require telling the mayor, City Council and Police Board of Commissioners within 24 hours if an incident occurs, Courthouse News reported.


Police Commissioners approved the use of the system despite nationwide backlash against use of the technology.


Recently Orlando, Florida cancelled its own police trial of Amazon’s Facial Rekognition after unsuccessful results combining a total of 15 months of technical issues with accuracy, bandwidth issues and controversy over the face-scanning technology. It is not known whether Detroit police will be using Amazon’s Facial Rekognition or another form of software. However, all forms of facial recognition software have the same privacy related problems.


San Francisco became the first city to ban facial recognition technology being used by the government in May of this year, then Somerville, Massachusetts, and Oakland, California followed suit.


The rapid growth of this technology has triggered a much-needed debate to slow down the rollout. Activists, politicians, academics and even police forces are expressing serious concerns over the impact facial recognition could have on our society.


Several lawmakers have even chimed in to voice concerns about Amazon’s facial recognition software, expressing worry that it could be misused, The Hill reported.


A Senate bill introduced in March would force companies who want to use facial recognition technology on consumers to first get their consent. If that happens, as soon as the ink is dry Amazon’s Ring and Amazon’s Facial Rekognition which heavily relies on facial recognition technology could be banned across the U.S.


Congress under the House Oversight Committee recently held a bipartisan discussion on the issue of regulating the use of facial recognition technology and biometric cameras.


House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said, “there are virtually no controls …. Whatever walk of life you come from, you may be a part of this [surveillance] process.”


The committee’s top Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio.) also expressed “It’s time for a time out” on government use of the surveillance technology.


Privacy advocate groups, attorneys, and even more recently Microsoft, which also markets its own facial recognition system, have all raised concerns over the technology, pointing to issues of consent, racial profiling, and the potential to use images gathered through facial recognition cameras as evidence of criminal guilt by law enforcement.







“We don’t want to live in a world where government bureaucrats can enter in your name into a database and get a record of where you’ve been and what your financial, political, sexual, and medical associations and activities are,” Jay Stanley, an attorney with ACLU, told BuzzFeed News about the use of facial recognition cameras in retail stores. “And we don’t want a world in which people are being stopped and hassled by authorities because they bear resemblance to some scary character.”



The FBI has also failed to assuage concerns of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on its own use of facial recognition technology using the Next Generation Identification-Interstate Photo System.


A national survey of 3,151 U.S. adults in December, found only one in four Americans believe the federal government should strictly limit the use of facial recognition biometrics technology.


The survey also indicates Americans are more likely to support a trade-off to their own privacy caused by biometric technology if it benefits law enforcement, reduces shoplifting or speeds up airport security lines.


Only 18 percent of those polled stated they agreed with strict limitations on facial recognition tech if it comes at the expense of public safety, compared to 55 percent who disagreed with such limitations.


However, a poll from the Brookings Institution in September 2018 contradicts that and found half of Americans favored limitations of the use of facial recognition by law enforcement, while 42 percent felt it invaded personal privacy rights.


Facial recognition technology is even invading concerts, which Fight For The Future and artists have teamed up to stop the deployment of the tech within concert venues, as Activist Post reported.




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Fight For The Future has previously launched a first-of-its-kind interactive map that tracks where in the U.S. facial recognition technology is being used and where it is being resisted, along with a tool-kit for local activists who want to help kickstart a ban in their city or state, as Activist Post reported.


The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board has signaled it will investigate NSA surveillance and use of Facial Recognition.


Consent to be identified by the government whenever and wherever we go is approval to have the government decide whether, when, and where we are allowed to travel like China. Put bluntly:  it is very dangerous.


If we consent, we normalize this type of technology and we are telling the military-industrial complex and police state that it’s okay to force this tech down our throats and take more of our rights. If we confront them, like in San Francisco, Somerville, Massachusetts, and Oakland, California. We show that we care about our rights and won’t have our rights taken away without putting up a fight.



Aaron Kesel writes for Activist Post. Support us at Patreon. Follow us on Minds, Steemit, SoMee, BitChute, Facebook and Twitter.


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By Matt Agorist


Jasper, GA — If you still have any doubt that police are here just for your protection, the following video should be enough to convince you otherwise. An entirely innocent man, Charles A. Spradlin had committed no crime, had harmed no one, and was on his own property when two Georgia State Troopers illegally stopped him, kidnapped him, and stole his vehicle. The gross violation of rights was captured on video as the two troopers discussed the various ways to accomplish their illegal goals. The trooper’s conduct is now the subject of a federal lawsuit.


This infuriatingly corrupt incident unfolded on March 26, 2016 when Spradlin got a call from his neighbor — whose son happened to be killed by police — letting him know that officers had set up a checkpoint near his home. According to the lawsuit, Spradlin then got in his car, drove to the end of his driveway and parked on a hill to see where the checkpoint was. When he didn’t see it, he turned around and drove back to his home.


Spradlin would never make it back to his house, however, because Georgia State Trooper TFC Jonathan Salcedo pulled him over, kidnapped him and stole his car.


         



      

As the video shows, Salcedo admits that he pulled over Spradlin because he saw him turn around. It is not illegal to turn around. And, according to the lawsuit, Spradlin turned into an adjacent driveway, used his turn signal and obeyed all traffic laws. But this was irrelevant to this tyrant.


Salcedo immediately began to berate Spradlin, accusing him of violating a law that the trooper had just made up: turning around before a checkpoint. Spradlin told the trooper why he drove to the end of his driveway — to get a view of the police checkpoint — but the trooper couldn’t have cared less. He was going to make sure he turned this man’s day into a living hell.


As the video shows, Spradlin confirmed to the trooper that he had a driver’s license and asked for the basis of Officer Salcedo’s stop. According to the lawsuit, officer Salcedo became visibly agitated and told Spradlin to turn around and put his hands behind his back.” Spradlin was then handcuffed and locked in the backseat of the cruiser.


The officers then proceeded to illegally search the man’s vehicle. It wasn’t the search that was most infuriating, however. It was the troopers discussing what they could charge this innocent man with.


“Looks like his tires are worn, that’s our P.C. (probable cause) right there,” one trooper says. Worn tires are not probable cause for a stop and even if it was, this trooper had no way of seeing worn tires while the vehicle was in motion.


The officers then call their supervisor and ask him for permission to continue to violate this man’s rights. As the video shows, they were clueless of the law and were scrambling for a reason to kidnap this man.






“Let’s check his window tint,” the cop said, continuing to fish for something to find on Spradlin. The cops then illegally proceeded to search Spradlin’s vehicle, without his consent and against their supervisor’s orders. When asked by Spradlin why they were searching his vehicle, they claimed it was an “inventory” and not a “search.”


As the officers continue their illegal detainment, they turn off their recording devices in what was was likely an illegal conversation to figure out how to kidnap an innocent man and steal his car. When the mics turn back on, Spradlin is told his vehicle is being impounded and he is being arrested.


Police then stole Spradlin’s car and kidnapped him, falsely charging him with failure to display license, obstruction of justice, and having unsafe tires. It took two days for Spradlin to get his car back after he had to make bail and pay a $200 impound fee.


Three weeks later, according to the lawsuit, during a preliminary hearing on April 14, 2016, a judge dismissed the obstruction of justice charge because there was “not in fact evidence to sustain that a reasonable person would believe that a crime was committed.” He also dismissed the unsafe tire charge because there was “never any testimony that [the tires] were below 2/32 of an inch.” The prosecution later dropped the failure to display license charge.


Spradlin is now suing Salcedo for violations of his Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendment rights and he will likely win as the judge has already dismissed Salcedo’s claim for immunity.




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Spradlin’s wife uploaded the video to YouTube this week with the following statement:


If this video does not sicken you, nothing will. The United States Constitution and our Rights as enumerated therein, are under tremendous attack. The younger generations of Law Enforcement today have not been taught the history of our country, they do not understand basic human Rights. The context of the U.S. Revolution and the war against tyranny is something of which they do not comprehend. They should still not get a pass when they violate their oath to defend and protect the Constitution.




Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project, where this article first appeared. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Minds.


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By Jack Burns


With the problem of homelessness in some cities becoming an epidemic, one Arkansas city appears to have a common sense approach to tackling the problem head on. They’re taking taxpayer dollars and paying the homeless to pick up trash.


The Bridge to Work program started in April in Little Rock, Arkansas and pays homeless individuals $9.25 an hour to tidy up the metropolis and capitol city of the state.


Canvas Community Church runs the program which was only slated to last 6 months. But Mayor Frank Scott Jr. told reporters he is going to extend the program for another year.


         



      

The church and state partnership is welcomed by both the public entity as well as the religious one. Associate Pastor Paul Atkins addressed the program’s Board of Directors saying:


We’re super excited about what has gone on, and we hope to be able to keep the momentum going…We want to work with them on their next step. There are a lot of barriers that our people experience to go from homelessness and panhandling to full-time work. There’s a lot of steps in between.


So far, 380 people have joined the work crews with most signing up through the church. But space is left on each crew to allow more homeless people a spot on the clean-up crew.


According to Little Rock’s 12 News:


After a total of 130 sites cleaned, 1,821 hours worked, and 2,056 bags of trash—all within five months— hearts and minds have been changed.


Team Leader Felicia Cooks spoke about both the concerns she had before the program started as well as its success after she became a team leader.


This is just a dream come true for the entire community…When I first started, from day one, I couldn’t catch the vision, nor could I travel the journey…But, you know, we’ve taken out over 400-and-something persons. And let me tell you, that has been the most exciting thing that I’ve done in my life. The energy, just the positive (energy), the vision that Canvas Community Church has. You know, it’s just wonderful.






The City of Little Rock has infused $80,000 into the program’s first six months. Pastor Atkins says there’s still more work to do. They need more help.


“To make the program bigger and better, we do need folks to walk with our friends on a one-on-one basis…I hesitate to call it a mentor thing, cause you’ll probably learn as much as you teach,” he said.


Atkins says the homeless have lost the support of their faith-based communities and schools and have fallen through society’s cracks. They just need to be lifted up and supported once again.


“You know, that’s the kind of thing that you and I probably had from our families, and churches and synagogues and schools,” he said. “You know, we had it all around us, and that kept holding us up and pushing us forward. Our people have lost that, either because they did something to burn a bridge, or the bridge just fell in behind them, and they just need that extra support.”


Each clean-up crew is paid in cash and is given a meal for their work.




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Mayor Scott has promised to continue the program for another year but the city must vote on his verbal commitment. Without funding, the program would likely have to look to the private sector for financial support. While this situation would be better if it were privately funded, spending the money creating jobs for the homeless is a far better solution than relying on the police state to solve the homeless crisis.


California is one of the highest taxed states in the union, yet its cities have yet to create a model program to assist the homeless by placing them in good-paying jobs. Instead of paying the homeless to fulfill a needed service like Arkansas is doing, California authorities are destroying their tent cities, arresting the homeless, and throwing away all of their belongings, just to remove what many critics consider an eye sore.





Jack Burns is an educator, journalist, investigative reporter, and advocate of natural medicine. This article was sourced from The Free Thought Project.



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By B.N. Frank


Telecom companies have been warning their shareholders for many years that they may eventually be held liable for harm caused by their devices and infrastructure.  Insurance companies have known better than to insure them – it’s too risky.


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect the public by regulating the Telecom Industry.  They’ve been doing a lousy job of this for many years – since way before the Trump administration.  It’s become much worse with their efforts on nationwide forced 5G installation.  Communities have no say on small cell installation even though telecom companies have provided NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe.  Many communities and organizations have filed lawsuits against them because of this.  Regardless, installation continues (see 1, 2, 3, 4) even though people and their pets have been getting sick where 5G has already been turned on (see 1, 2, 3, 4).


“Restoring Local Control Over Public Infrastructure Act” aka S. 2012 overturns the two FCC 5G Small Cell Streamlining Orders and the rule that went with them:  FCC orders 18-111, 18-133, and FCC rule 83 Fed. Regulation 51867.  We need all of these overturned ASAP because


FCC 18-133 does the following:


– Remove regulatory barriers that would inhibit the deployment of infrastructure necessary to support 5G services.


– Supports advanced 4G or 5G offerings by allowing providers to build out small cells at a faster pace and at a far greater density of deployment than before.


– 97 percent of new deployments would be in rural and suburban communities.


– New set of shot clocks which allows 60 days for reviewing the application for attachment of a Small Wireless Facility using an existing structure and 90 days for the review of an application for attachment of a small wireless facility using a new structure.


– Small Wireless Facilities remain subject to the Commission’s rules governing Radio Frequency (RF) emissions exposure which only protect against heating due to acute exposures and do not take into consideration longterm biological effects.


– It finds that the size of Small Wireless Facilities poses little or no risk of adverse effects on the environment or historic preservation and many jurisdictions do not require public hearings for approval of such attachments.


– A provider would have a strong case for quickly obtaining an injunction from a court that compels the issuance of all permits in failures to issue a decision within the set time period.


– FCC to act in partnership with state and local leaders to adopt forward leaning policies.


– Identifies specific fee levels for the deployment of Small Wireless Facilities to avoid unnecessary litigation over fees.


FCC 18–111 does the following:






– Promotes broadband deployment by speeding the process and reducing the costs of attaching new 5G facilities to utility poles.


– Improves and speeds the process of preparing poles for new attachments, or “one touch make ready.”


– Sets the rates for pole attachments that incumbent local exchange carriers (LECs) must pay.


– Preempts, on a case- by-case basis, state and local laws that inhibit the rebuilding or restoration of broadband infrastructure after a disaster.


– Bars state and local moratoria on telecommunications services and facilities deployment using section 253(a) of the Telecom Act of 1996 because they “prohibit or have the effect of prohibiting the ability of any entity to provide any interstate or intrastate telecommunications service.”


83 Fed. Reg. 51867 (October 15, 2018) does the following:


“In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘FCC’’) issues guidance and adopts rules to streamline the wireless infrastructure siting review process to facilitate the deployment of next-generation wireless facilities. Specifically, in the Declaratory Ruling, the Commission identifies specific fee levels for the deployment of Small Wireless Facilities, and it addresses state and local consideration of aesthetic concerns that effect the deployment of Small Wireless Facilities. In the Order, the Commission addresses the ‘‘shot clocks’’ governing the review of wireless infrastructure deployments and establishes two new shot clocks for Small Wireless Facilities.”




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By Tyler Durden


ATTOM Data Solutions has published its Q2 2019 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which states revenue from home flipping has plunged to an eight-year low.


According to Todd Teta, chief product officer at ATTOM, diminishing returns on home flips could be a sign that the real estate market is nearing a crisis.


Home flipping keeps getting less and less profitable, which is another marker that the post-recession housing boom is softening or may be coming to an end. Flipping houses is still a good business to be in and profits are healthy in most parts of the country. But push-and-pull forces in the housing market appear to be working less and less in investors’ favor. That’s leading to declining profits and a business that is nowhere near as good as it was a few years ago.


         



      

The report shows that 59,876 homes and condos were flipped in 2Q, up 12.4% QoQ, but down 5.2% YoY.



Homes flipped in the quarter represented 5.9% of all home sales, down from 7.2% in 1Q.


In the quarter, homes flipped generated a gross profit of $62,700, up 2% QoQ, but down 2% YoY. The $62,700 in 2Q translated into a 39.9% ROI, down from 40.9% ROI in 1Q.



Returns on home flips have fallen for six consecutive quarters and eight of the last ten, now reaching levels not seen since 4Q11.

But with returns at eight-year lows, investors, especially the mom-and-pop ones watching too much HGTV, were the ones flipping like crazy in 2Q. Flipping rates increased in 2Q YoY in 104 of 149 metropolitan statistical areas analyzed by ATTOM.


Many of these so-called investors, not conscious whatsoever about a housing slowdown, nevertheless an economic downturn, are financing their flips at a record clip. The total dollar volume of financed home flips in 2Q was $8.4 billion, up 31.3% from $6.4 billion in 2Q18, to the highest level since 3Q06.






Forty-one percent of homes flipped in 2Q were financed, marginally higher QoQ, but down from 45.9% in 2Q18.


The hottest metropolitan statistical areas analyzed in the report with at least a million people were Salt Lake City, UT; Austin, TX; Dallas-Fort Worth, TX; San Antonio, TX, and Kansas City, MO.


Homes flipped in 2Q19 sold for an average of $220,000, with a gross flipping profit of $62,700. The 2Q figure was up from a gross flipping profit of $61,500 in 1Q, but down from $64,000 in 2Q18. These homes are staying on the market much longer than ever before, which is leading to margin compression of the flipper as buyers negotiate lower prices.


House flipping returns are plunging at a time when Robert Shiller sat down with Bloomberg earlier this month and dropped a bombshell that might have every flipper wetting their pants: “I wouldn’t be surprised if home prices started falling, and it could be accompanied by a recession.” 




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By Daniel Taylor


A.I. driven social scores to supplant the Constitution?


Professor Larry Backer of Penn State University writes in a 2018 paper that resistance to social credit systems in the West could be dissolved when the masses are “socialized… as a collective” and “…the great culture management machinery of Western society develop a narrative in which such activity is naturalized within Western culture.”


A 2018 paper written by prominent law professor Larry Backer of Penn State discussed the ways in which a social credit system could be implemented in the West. Backer writes that the shift in law with this system will “…change the focus of public law from Constitution and rule of law to analytics and algorithm…”


         



      

In the paper, titled “Next Generation Law: Data Driven Governance and Accountability Based Regulatory Systems in the West, and Social Credit Regimes in China“, Backer describes moves to social credit in the West as “fractured”, but gives guidance on how societal norms could be steadily pushed to accept this system.


Backer proposes that the “great culture management machinery” of the West normalize the idea of social credit and sharing private data. Backer writes:


But is it possible to socialize the masses, or even mass democracy as a collective, to embrace this pattern of data disclosure beyond these immediately self-serving closed loop systems? Would it be possible for the state to develop systems for the enforcement of laws (criminal and regulatory) that depends on intelligence by inducing the masses to serve as positive contributors of data necessary for enforcement or regulation? The answer, in Western liberal democracies, may depend on the ability of the great culture management machinery of Western society– its television, movies and other related media–to develop a narrative in which such activity is naturalized within Western culture.


As Big Tech and artificial intelligence creep further into our lives, a grid of high tech surveillance has entangled us. As if to pacify resistance, these systems (Google Home, Apple watches, Amazon Alexa) offer “convenience” in the form of targeted ads, personalized content and other features.






In reality, this system is meant to determine whether or not you will be allowed to function in modern society.


The Trump admin is reportedly considering using this surveillance grid to monitor the population for signs of mental illness, triggering authorities to confiscate firearms from “dangerous individuals”.


In 2013, Old-Thinker News asked the question “Will Insurance Companies Use Smart Appliances to Monitor “Unhealthy” Habits?”


As this 2013 Wall Street Journal article stated, your insurance company:





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…already knows whether you’ve been taking your meds, getting your teeth cleaned and going for regular medical checkups. Now some employers or their insurance companies are tracking what staffers eat, where they shop and how much weight they’re putting on — and taking action to keep them in line.


Artificial intelligence, programmed by power hungry individuals, is steadily taking over our society. It is already censoring political opinions. It will be making medical, education, and financial decisions. Humans are to be sidelined. The social credit system will be watching you closely for any deviant behavior. If you aren’t careful, you will become an outcast. Access to food, transportation and medical care will be denied.



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Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich


This article is NOT intended to offend readers of Activist Post.com, nor any platform readers to which it may be reposted.  The main purpose for my delving into absurdities the current Roman Catholic Pope Francis expounds is to point out, if Catholics and others have not realized yet, the RC Church probably has been overtaken, if not compromised, with the very antitheses, or contrary opposites, to what apparently logic and ethics cannot defend morally for the church’s more than 1.2 BILLION Catholics in the world, per Vatican figures in March 2013.


Pope Francis has an almost unprecedented distinction of being one of very few popes to step in and replace a formerly reigning pope, e.g., Benedict XVI, who, apparently, has become a burr in Francis’ side.


The bizarre stories of the four other popes to have resigned in the last 1,000 years. On Feb. 28, Pope Benedict XVI will become the first pope to resign in almost 600 years.


         



      

One seriously has to question why Benedict XVI voluntarily resigned rather abruptly, since he seems to still be actively defining doctrine and dogma for the RC Church.  For those who researched into a rather questionable ‘past’ of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, born December 17, 1936 in Argentina, some unpleasant issues emerge [1], which ought to be factored into why a JESUIT probably was elected to the papacy seemingly at a time when the New World Order (NWO), the Illuminati, and other “key eugenics actors” are involved in an ever-expanding, plus accelerated, implementation of the Hegelian Dialectic [problem, reaction, solution].


Pope Francis probably is, and may be, dowdy or, more likely, is in lock-step with NWO dictates since he’s endorsed a “Leftist” agenda:



GMOs, i.e., genetically modified ‘phoods’ as ‘healthful and necessary’ to save the world from hunger and starvationCatholic Church Endorses GMOs As Cure for World Hungerhttps://www.ecowatch.com/catholic-church-endorses-gmos-as-cure-for-world-hunger-1881771177.html


Pope Francis Joins Non-GMO Campaign [Jan. 9, 2016]https://www.gardenoflife.com/content/pope-francis-joins-non-gmo-campaign/


Pope Francis Endorses the UN Agenda 2030https://taylormarshall.com/2019/03/228-pope-francis-endorses-un-2030-agenda-podcast.htmlhttps://youtu.be/MIe5CW9LEO4?t=183


Pope Francis Calls For a Conversion Experience to Support Agenda 2030http://www.fulcrum7.com/blog/2019/3/13/vatican-urges-religions-to-support-uns-sustainable-development-goals


THE POPE’S NEW WORLD ORDER CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, HOLY FATHER.” [AUG. 13, 2019]https://www.churchmilitant.com/video/episode/vortex-the-popes-new-world-order


Will there be a one world religion or a no world religion?


One would think, based upon the above ‘endorsements’, that Pope Francis seems to be in lock-step with Leftist philosophy, something anathema to the church’s long-held conservative teachings.  Is there an intent of creating a new prurient and revolutionary ‘religious culture’, which probably will empty RC Churches’ pews faster than the unfortunate priest pedophile crimes hidden for decades!


However, with the introduction of “Transhumanism” I think we could be looking at a future where human higher consciousness is tethered to a “science-made soul, one that displaces Creator’s gifts of Light and Love to us.”


The video below explains from a Catholic viewpoint why everyone who values Creator God’s creation, Nature and Natural Law—not fraudulent or consensus science as a ‘god’—ought to be extremely concerned, plus not remain ‘asleep’ at the technology agenda buttons we constantly push.






Is it wake-up time?


Remnant TV Reporter Michael J MattPope Francis: “Our duty is to obey the United Nations!”
27:27 minutes


https://youtu.be/FBOeHudjqGM?t=6


Reference:
[1] http://theconversation.com/pope-francis-is-murky-past-in-argentina-12827




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This article is NOT intended to offend readers of Activist Post.com, nor any platform readers to which it may be reposted.  The main purpose for my delving into absurdities the current Roman Catholic Pope Francis expounds is to point out, if Catholics and others have not realized yet, the RC Church probably has been overtaken, if not compromised, with the very antitheses, or contrary opposites, to what apparently logic and ethics cannot defend morally for the church’s more than 1.2 BILLION Catholics in the world, per Vatican figures in March 2013.


Pope Francis has an almost unprecedented distinction of being one of very few popes to step in and replace a formerly reigning pope, e.g., Benedict XVI, who, apparently, has become a burr in Francis’ side.


The bizarre stories of the four other popes to have resigned in the last 1,000 years. On Feb. 28, Pope Benedict XVI will become the first pope to resign in almost 600 years.


         



      

One seriously has to question why Benedict XVI voluntarily resigned rather abruptly, since he seems to still be actively defining doctrine and dogma for the RC Church.  For those who researched into a rather questionable ‘past’ of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, born December 17, 1936 in Argentina, some unpleasant issues emerge [1], which ought to be factored into why a JESUIT probably was elected to the papacy seemingly at a time when the New World Order (NWO), the Illuminati, and other “key eugenics actors” are involved in an ever-expanding, plus accelerated, implementation of the Hegelian Dialectic [problem, reaction, solution].


Pope Francis probably is, and may be, dowdy or, more likely, is in lock-step with NWO dictates since he’s endorsed a “Leftist” agenda:



GMOs, i.e., genetically modified ‘phoods’ as ‘healthful and necessary’ to save the world from hunger and starvationCatholic Church Endorses GMOs As Cure for World Hungerhttps://www.ecowatch.com/catholic-church-endorses-gmos-as-cure-for-world-hunger-1881771177.html


Pope Francis Joins Non-GMO Campaign [Jan. 9, 2016]https://www.gardenoflife.com/content/pope-francis-joins-non-gmo-campaign/


Pope Francis Endorses the UN Agenda 2030https://taylormarshall.com/2019/03/228-pope-francis-endorses-un-2030-agenda-podcast.htmlhttps://youtu.be/MIe5CW9LEO4?t=183


Pope Francis Calls For a Conversion Experience to Support Agenda 2030http://www.fulcrum7.com/blog/2019/3/13/vatican-urges-religions-to-support-uns-sustainable-development-goals


THE POPE’S NEW WORLD ORDER CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, HOLY FATHER.” [AUG. 13, 2019]https://www.churchmilitant.com/video/episode/vortex-the-popes-new-world-order


Will there be a one world religion or a no world religion?


One would think, based upon the above ‘endorsements’, that Pope Francis seems to be in lock-step with Leftist philosophy, something anathema to the church’s long-held conservative teachings.  Is there an intent of creating a new prurient and revolutionary ‘religious culture’, which probably will empty RC Churches’ pews faster than the unfortunate priest pedophile crimes hidden for decades!


However, with the introduction of “Transhumanism” I think we could be looking at a future where human higher consciousness is tethered to a “science-made soul, one that displaces Creator’s gifts of Light and Love to us.”


The video below explains from a Catholic viewpoint why everyone who values Creator God’s creation, Nature and Natural Law—not fraudulent or consensus science as a ‘god’—ought to be extremely concerned, plus not remain ‘asleep’ at the technology agenda buttons we constantly push.






Is it wake-up time?


Remnant TV Reporter Michael J MattPope Francis: “Our duty is to obey the United Nations!”
27:27 minutes


https://youtu.be/FBOeHudjqGM?t=6


Reference:
[1] http://theconversation.com/pope-francis-is-murky-past-in-argentina-12827




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By Michael Maharrey


Portland is the latest city to consider a ban on facial recognition technology. The movement to prohibit the use facial recognition at the state and local level could hinder the operation of a growing national facial recognition network.


The Portland City Council was briefed on a proposal to ban facial recognition during a work session on Tuesday. The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is drafting the plan at the request of Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty. The law would reportedly prohibit both government and private use of facial recognition technology in the city, making it potentially the most far-reaching ban in the U.S.


“These are matters of privacy and consent and civil rights,” Hardesty said. “The technology is currently extremely biased against people of color and women. Even if these problems are improved – automated surveillance and the collection of biometric data is unacceptable. We need to take a strong stand that the surveillance state is not welcome in the city of Portland.”


         



      

There is a growing movement to limit or ban the use of facial recognition technology and the local and state level. San Francisco, Oakland, and Somerville, Mass. have all prohibited government use of facial recognition technology. The California governor has a bill on his desk that would implement a 3-year ban on the use of the tech in conjunction with police body-worn cameras. The New York Assembly is considering a bill to ban facial recognition in schools. And a bill introduced in the Michigan legislature would place a total statewide ban on police use of facial recognition.


IMPACT ON FEDERAL PROGRAMS


State and local facial recognition programs feed into a broader nationwide surveillance network.


A recent report revealed that the federal government has turned state drivers’ license photos into a giant facial recognition database, putting virtually every driver in America in a perpetual electronic police lineup. The revelations generated widespread outrage, but this story isn’t new. The federal government has been developing a massive, nationwide facial recognition system for years.


The FBI rolled out a nationwide facial-recognition program in the fall of 2014, with the goal of building a giant biometric database with pictures provided by the states and corporate friends.


In 2016, the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law released “The Perpetual Lineup,” a massive report on law enforcement use of facial recognition technology in the U.S. You can read the complete report at perpetuallineup.org. The organization conducted a year-long investigation and collected more than 15,000 pages of documents through more than 100 public records requests. The report paints a disturbing picture of intense cooperation between the federal government, and state and local law enforcement to develop a massive facial recognition database.





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“Face recognition is a powerful technology that requires strict oversight. But those controls, by and large, don’t exist today,” report co-author Clare Garvie said. “With only a few exceptions, there are no laws governing police use of the technology, no standards ensuring its accuracy, and no systems checking for bias. It’s a wild west.”



With facial recognition technology, police and other government officials have the capability to track individuals in real-time. These systems allow law enforcement agents to use video cameras and continually scan everybody who walks by. According to the report, several major police departments have expressed an interest in this type of real-time tracking. Documents revealed agencies in at least five major cities, including Los Angeles, either claimed to run real-time face recognition off of street cameras, bought technology with the capability, or expressed written interest in buying it.


In all likelihood, the federal government heavily involves itself in helping state and local agencies obtain this technology. The feds provide grant money to local law enforcement agencies for a vast array of surveillance gear, including ALPRs, stingray devices and drones. The federal government essentially encourages and funds a giant nationwide surveillance net and then taps into the information via fusion centers and the Information Sharing Environment (ISE).


Fusion centers were sold as a tool to combat terrorism, but that is not how they are being used. The ACLU pointed to a bipartisan congressional report to demonstrate the true nature of government fusion centers: “They haven’t contributed anything meaningful to counterterrorism efforts. Instead, they have largely served as police surveillance and information sharing nodes for law enforcement efforts targeting the frequent subjects of police attention: Black and brown people, immigrants, dissidents, and the poor.”




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Fusion centers operate within the broader ISE. According to its website, the ISE “provides analysts, operators, and investigators with information needed to enhance national security. These analysts, operators, and investigators…have mission needs to collaborate and share information with each other and with private sector partners and our foreign allies.” In other words, ISE serves as a conduit for the sharing of information gathered without a warrant. Known ISE partners include the Office of Director of National Intelligence which oversees 17 federal agencies and organizations, including the NSA. ISE utilizes these partnerships to collect and share data on the millions of unwitting people they track.


In a nutshell, without state and local cooperation, the feds have a much more difficult time gathering information. Local facial recognition bans eliminate one avenue for gathering data. Simply put, data that doesn’t exist cannot be entered into federal databases.




Michael Maharrey [send him email] is the Communications Director for the Tenth Amendment Center, where this article first appeared. He proudly resides in the original home of the Principles of ’98 – Kentucky. See his blog archive here and his article archive here.He is the author of the book, Our Last Hope: Rediscovering the Lost Path to Liberty. You can visit his personal website at MichaelMaharrey.com and like him on Facebook HERE



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By Tyler Durden


Overnight mass protests popped up in the streets of Cairo involving hundreds, possibly thousands, who took over a central square of the capital to demonstrate against strongman Egyptian ruler Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.


Like the prior so-called ‘Arab Spring’ protests which rocked Egyptian streets starting in 2010 through 2011, which began the chain of tumultuous events which ended in Sisi’s taking power via coup d’état toppling the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi, Friday night’s spontaneous demonstrations, which also hit the port cities of Alexandria and Suez, were the result of coordinated online organizing.




Videos showed protesters angrily chanting anti-Sisi slogans demanding that he leave office, and in some cases destroying posters and images bearing his face. Demonstrations also reportedly occurred in the smaller cities and towns Damietta, Damanhour and Mahalla.


         



      

Pro-government television broadcasts had dismissed the sizable demonstrations, news of which quickly went viral, as minuscule and the mayhem of small groups of youths.


Other pro-government media reports said the scene around Tahrir Square, site of the first Arab Spring mass protests, was quiet; however, international correspondents cited up to “thousands” gathered there.




The protesters’ message was chiefly focused on anti-corruption, according to international reports, and is an incredibly risky endeavor in Sisi’s Egypt — given the de facto state of martial law that exists and police heavy handed tactics which include imprisoning journalists, and widespread reports of torture.








Limited clashes with police were reported late Friday, with security services deploying tear gas and possibly other riot control measures.




As The Guardian reports, citing close to 60 arrests overnight:



Security forces moved to disperse the small and scattered crowds in Cairo late on Friday using teargas but many young people stayed on the streets in the centre of the capital, shouting “leave, Sisi”, Reuters reporters at the scene said.


At least 55 people were arrested on the charge of demonstrating without permission, according to one local media outlet citing Egypt’s Ministry of the Interior. The Cairo-based Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights recorded 36 arrests in Cairo and outside of the capital. The number of those arrested is expected to rise.





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Story #1:



Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Claims to Know Who Really Killed His Father and is Out to Prove It https://bit.ly/2kSe7fk

FLNWO #40 – James Ellroy’s ‘American Tabloid’ https://bit.ly/2mhAon1

Episode 220 – The Strange Case of Sirhan Sirhan https://bit.ly/2kTvn3E


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The Secret History of Fort Detrick, the CIA’s Base for Mind Control Experiments https://politi.co/2kGNslK

The Mad Scientist Behind America’s Mind-Control Quest With LSD https://bit.ly/2lZyQhh


#NewWorldNextWeek Flashback: House to Pentagon – Did You Weaponize Ticks? https://bit.ly/2m2RAMQ

Mind Control and Understanding ‘Shutter Island’ https://bit.ly/2mp2Vas


Story #3:



Court Says FBI Must Destroy Memos Calling Antiwar.com a Threat https://bit.ly/2kQKBqf

The FBI vs. Antiwar.com: Secret Documents Reveal Government Spy-And-Smear Campaign https://bit.ly/2ko53yr


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By Corynne McSherry and Kit Walsh


Facebook took big step forward this week in its march to create an “oversight board” to help vet its more controversial takedown decisions, publishing more details about how it will work. Both Facebook and its users will be able to refer cases to the Board to request its review. Is this big step a big deal for online speech?


Maybe not, but it’s worth paying attention. A handful of tech companies govern a vast amount of speech online, including the platforms we use to get our news, form social bonds, and share our perspectives. That governance means, in practice, making choices about what users can say, to whom. Too often—on their own or under pressure—the speech police make bad choices, frequently at the expense of people who already struggle to make their voices heard and who are underrepresented in the leadership of these companies.


         



      

EFF has proposed a few ways to improve the way speech is governed online, ever-vigilant to the fact that your freedoms can be threatened by governments, corporations, or by other private actors like online mobs. We must ensure that any proposed solution to one of those threats does not make the others even worse.


We have six areas of concern when it comes to this kind of social media council, which we laid out earlier this year in response to a broader proposal spearheaded largely by our friends at Article 19. How does Facebook’s version stack up?




Independence: A subgroup of board members will be initially selected by Facebook, and they will then work with Facebook to recruit the rest (the goal is to ultimately have 40 members on the Board.) Thus, Facebook will have a strong influence on the makeup of first Board. In addition, the Board is funded through a “Trust,” appointed and paid for by Facebook. This structure provides a layer of formal independence, but as a practical matter Facebook could maintain a great deal of control through its power to appoint trustees.

Roles: Some have argued that an oversight board should be able to shape a platform’s community standards. We’ve been worried that because such a board might have no more legitimacy to govern speech than a company, it should not be given the power to dictate new rules under the guise of independence. So we think an advisory role is more appropriate, particularly given that the Board is supposed to adhere to international human rights principles.

Subject matter: The Oversight Board is to interpret Facebook’s policies, which will hopefully improve consistency and transparency, and may suggest improvements to the rules governing speech on Facebook. We hope that they press Facebook to improve its policies, just as a wide range of advocates do (and should continue to do).

Jurisdiction: One of the problems with corporate speech controls is that rules and expectations can vary by region. The Facebook proposal suggests that a panel for a given case will include someone from the relevant “region,” but it is unclear how a group of eleven to forty Board members can adequately represent the diverse viewpoints of Facebook’s global userbase.

Personnel: As noted, the composition of the Board remains an unknown. Facebook has said it will strive for a broad diversity of geographic, gender, political, social and religious representation and perspectives.

Transparency: It will certainly be a step forward if the Board’s public opinions give us more insight into the rules that are supposed to govern speech at Facebook (the actual, detailed rules used internally, not the general rules made public on Facebook.com). We would like to see more information about what kinds of cases are being heard and how many requests for review the Board receives. New America has a good set of specific transparency suggestions.





In short, Facebook’s proposal could improve the status quo. The transparency of the Board’s decisions means that we will likely know more than ever about how Facebook is making decisions. It remains to be seen, though, whether Facebook can be consistent in its application of the rules going forward, as well as how “Independent” the Oversight Board can be, and many of the important details about who will make up the Board and whether it will take the necessary steps to understand local and subcultural norms. We and other advocates will continue to press Facebook to improve the transparency and consistency of its procedures for policing speech on its platform, as well as the substance of its rules. We hope the Oversight Board will be a mechanism to support those reforms and push Facebook towards better respect for human rights.


What it won’t do, however, is fix the real underlying problem: Content moderation is extremely difficult to get right, and at the scale at which Facebook is operating, it may be impossible for one set of rules to properly govern the many communities that rely on the platform. As with any system of censorship, mistakes are inevitable.  And although the ability to appeal is an important measure of harm reduction, it’s not an adequate remedy for having fair policies in place and adhering to them in the first place.



Corynne McSherry is the Legal Director at EFF, specializing in intellectual property, open access, and free speech issues. Her favorite cases involve defending online fair use, political expression, and the public domain against the assault of copyright maximalists.




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Kit is a senior staff attorney at EFF, working on free speech, net neutrality, copyright, coders’ rights, and other issues that relate to freedom of expression and access to knowledge. She has worked for years to support the rights of political protesters, journalists, remix artists, and technologists to agitate for social change and to express themselves through their stories and ideas.


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By Amanda Froelich


Since the topic of police brutality became a hot button issue, many officers have gone out of their way to demonstrate that not all cops are bad. In Detroit, Michigan, for instance, an officer was spotted helping a less fortunate man shave during a rain shower.



         



      

The heartwarming photo was captured by Jill Metiva Shafer of Saginaw Township, Michigan. When asked why she chose to capture the moment of kindness, she told Good Morning America:


I took the picture because I thought it was such a kind, unselfish thing for an officer to do. With all the negativity that police officers get, I wanted to show them in a positive light.


Shafer explained that she and her family had just arrived for the Detroit Tigers game at the Comerica Park ballpark when it began to rain. That’s when she noticed Officer Jeremy Thomas helping out Stanley Nelson, 62.


“I walked up and I said, ‘Excuse me, sir’ and at that point, he’s like, ‘Ok, ok, I’ll leave and I said, ‘No, do you need some help?’” Thomas told ABC affiliate WXYZ. “And he turned around blindly and said, ‘Yes, thank you. God bless.’”


According to ABC News, Nelson was attempting to shave after receiving a razor and shaving cream as a handout. But, with no mirror, he was struggling. Nelson told WXYZ:



“What he did for me, that was alright. I really appreciate that because I’m going through my thing and I feel bad about myself, but I’m going to be alright.”


“God’s going to bless him for doing that for me,” Nelson added.




The moral of the story is that good people do exist. And sometimes, they might even be police officers. One thing nearly everyone can agree on is that the world would be a much better place if people lended a hand when they witnessed others struggling.


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This article was sourced from Truth Theory.


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By B.N. Frank


CBS 60 Minutes and other news sources have been reporting about American Embassy workers and family members in Cuba and China who became sick and/or disabled allegedly from microwave radiation emitting weapons.


Unfortunately, anybody can become sick or disabled from exposure to sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (aka “Electrosmog”).   This is referred to as “Microwave Sickness” or “Electromagnetic Sensitivity”.


This condition seems to be medically recognized worldwide including by the U.S. Access Board.  According to experts, up to 1/3 of the population is affected by exposure to some degree and at least 3% are chronically affected. Symptoms and severity varies and the condition is commonly misdiagnosed.  Activist Post has published many articles about this (see 1, 2, 3, 4).


         



      

Although fiber optics with a wired connection has been touted by many as being completely safe, some people are experiencing adverse health effects after it has been installed in their homes and neighborhoods.  A wired Internet connection using a copper landline still seems to be the safest option; however, copper landlines are no longer available everywhere.  Building Biologist, Jeromy Johnson, explains about this in more detail as well as how to reduce EMF exposure from Fiber Optics.


For many years, Jeromy has actively been raising awareness about health issues caused by exposure to Electrosmog.  Here he is on a TedX talk:



His website, EMF Analysis, offers more guidance, information, and videos.


 



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By Michael Snyder


Are we about to see U.S. financial markets go crazy?  That is what Goldman Sachs seems to think, and it certainly wouldn’t be the first time that great financial chaos has been unleashed during the month of October.


When the stock market crashed in October 1929, it started the worst economic depression that we have ever witnessed.  In October 1987, the largest single-day percentage decline in U.S. stock market history rocked the entire planet.  And the nightmarish events of October 2008 set the stage for a “Great Recession” that we still haven’t fully recovered from.  So could it be possible that something similar may happen in October 2019?  According to CNBC, Goldman Sachs is warning that the stock market could soon “go crazy again”…



For investors taking a breather from the chaos in August, buckle up as the market is about to go crazy again, Goldman Sachs warned.


Wall Street is now inches away from reclaiming its record highs, but a rockier ride could be around the corner as stock volatility has been 25% higher in October on average since 1928, according to Goldman. Big price swings have been seen in each major stock benchmark and sector in October over the past 30 years, with technology and health care being the most volatile groups, Goldman said.



         



      

Goldman derivatives strategist John Marshall is the man behind this new warning, and he believes that there are some fundamental reasons why the month of October is often so volatile…


“We believe high October volatility is more than just a coincidence,” John Marshall, equity derivatives strategist at Goldman, said in a note Friday. “We believe it is a critical period for many investors and companies that manage performance to calendar year-end.”


And even though October hasn’t arrived yet, we are already starting to see some things that we haven’t witnessed since the last financial crisis.


For example, the Federal Reserve had not intervened in the repo market since 2008, but this week the liquidity crunch was so bad that the Fed felt forced to conduct emergency overnight repurchase agreement operations on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


And then on Friday the Fed announced that it will continue to conduct emergency interventions “on a daily basis for the next three weeks”…



The New York Federal Reserve Bank said Friday it will inject billions into the US financial plumbing on a daily basis for the next three weeks in an effort to prevent a spike in short-term interest rates.


The Fed will offer up to $75 billion a day in repurchase agreements — exchanging secure assets for cash for very short periods — through October 10, it said in a statement.


In addition, it will offer three 14-day “repo” operations of at least $30 billion each.



In essence, the “plumbing” of our financial system has gotten all jammed up, and calling out Roto-Rooter is simply not going to get the job done.


Of course Fed officials are trying to assure us that this is no big deal and that they have everything under control.






But if all this is no big deal, why haven’t they had to conduct such emergency interventions for the last 11 years?


And this comes at a time when the deterioration of the U.S. economy appears to be accelerating.  In fact, on Friday St. Louis Fed President James Bullard publicly admitted that the U.S. manufacturing industry appears to already be in a recession…


The US manufacturing sector “already appears in recession” and overall economic growth is expected to slow “in the near horizon,” St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank president James Bullard said on Friday, explaining why he dissented at a recent Fed meeting and wanted a deeper, half-percentage-point rate cut.


That is a stunning admission, because normally Fed officials try very hard to maintain the narrative that everything is wonderful because they are doing such a great job of manipulating the economy.


The American people as a whole are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the economy as well, and Gallup just released some very alarming numbers…



Americans’ confidence in the economy has become less rosy this month as Gallup’s Economic Confidence Index fell to +17 from August’s +24 reading, marking the lowest level since the government shutdown ended in January.


At the same time, the public is evenly divided over the likelihood of a recession in the next year. The current expectation of a recession is nine points higher than it was in October 2007, just two months before the Great Recession began but slightly below a February 2001 reading, one month before that eight-month-long recession.





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Every economic indicator that we have is telling us that big trouble is heading our way, but most Americans are partying instead of preparing.


U.S. financial markets have never been more primed for a crash than they are at this moment, and so many of the exact same patterns that we witnessed just prior to the last recession are happening again right now.


Over the past few months, my wife and I have felt a sense of urgency unlike anything that we have ever felt before.  You may have noticed a difference in our tone and in the types of stories that we have been sharing.  Everything that we have been doing has been leading up to this.  The time of “the perfect storm” is here, and most Americans won’t understand what is happening.


The storm clouds are looming and disaster could strike at any time.  This is one of the most critical times in the history of our nation, and most Americans are completely unprepared for what is going to happen next.



About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including Get Prepared Now, The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters. His articles are originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News. From there, his articles are republished on dozens of other prominent websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so. The more people that see this information the better, and we need to wake more people up while there is still time.


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