14 thoughts on “News/Politics 11-24-18

  1. Scary, Big Brother type stuff in China.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-21/beijing-to-judge-every-resident-based-on-behavior-by-end-of-2020

    “China’s plan to judge each of its 1.3 billion people based on their social behavior is moving a step closer to reality, with Beijing set to adopt a lifelong points program by 2021 that assigns personalized ratings for each resident.

    The capital city will pool data from several departments to reward and punish some 22 million citizens based on their actions and reputations by the end of 2020, according to a plan posted on the Beijing municipal government’s website on Monday. Those with better so-called social credit will get “green channel” benefits while those who violate laws will find life more difficult.

    The Beijing project will improve blacklist systems so that those deemed untrustworthy will be “unable to move even a single step,” according to the government’s plan. Xinhua reported on the proposal Tuesday, while the report posted on the municipal government’s website is dated July 18.”

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    What’s even scarier is supposedly “educated” liberals and Democrats plan the same thing for us. Don’t think for a minute it’s not the same things. Both seek to control behaviors by limiting and removing rights.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/gun-purchasers-may-need-to-submit-social-media-history-under-proposed-new-york-legislation

    “Those looking to buy a gun in New York may need to submit their social media profiles and search history prior to purchase if new firearm legislation in the state becomes law.

    Under the legislation drafted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and State Senator Kevin Parker, both Democrats, up to three years’ worth of search history on social media would be able to be reviewed, ABC Action News reported.”

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    Birds of a feather…..

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  2. A good sign.

    https://abcnews.go.com/International/north-korea-detonates-dmz-guard-posts-southern-border/story?id=59314370

    “North Korea blew up 10 of its front-line guard posts in the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas on Tuesday in accordance with agreements made with South Korea earlier this year.

    The explosions were carried out simultaneously within a four-minute time frame after the North notified the South of the project, according to South Korea’s Defense Ministry.

    North Korean soldiers have been destroying the brick structures over the past couple of weeks. Analysts said they most likely decided to demolish the guard posts all at once to meet the Nov. 30 deadline.

    A North Korean guard post that used to oversee the South Korean side of the heavily-fortified border was covered in black and white smoke after debris filled the air at the moment of the explosion. Video provided by South Korea’s defense ministry showed the process of dismantling the guard posts.”

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  3. Leading the charge against the UN’s migration plans.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/us-leading-the-charge-against-uns-migration-agenda

    “Under the Trump administration, the U.S. is leading the charge in pushing back against the U.N.’s migration agenda — a move that is picking up support from other countries and giving political cover to those seeking to join them.

    The Trump administration announced last December that it would withdraw from the U.N.’s Global Migration Compact — due to be adopted by an intergovernmental conference in Morocco next month. Then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson argued last year that the compact could undermine America’s right to enforce its immigration laws and secure its borders.

    “The United States supports international cooperation on migration issues, but it is the primary responsibility of sovereign states to help ensure that migration is safe, orderly, and legal,” Tillerson said.

    The U.S. was the first country to withdraw, but it was soon followed by a stream of other countries pulling out of the non-binding compact, officially called the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.” Hungary, Poland, Austria, Australia and Israel have all since announced they will not sign the accord, citing concerns that it will limit the ability of countries to set and enforce their own immigration policies.

    “We are committed to guarding our borders against illegal migrants,” Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week. “This is what we have done and this is what we will continue to do.”

    “We believe that the Compact is inconsistent with our well-established policies and not in Australia’s interest,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement this week. “The Compact fails to adequately distinguish between people who enter Australia illegally and those who come to Australia the right way, particularly with respect to the provision of welfare and other benefits.””

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    It’s not in the US’s either.

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  4. Clinton is off her rocker, but she’s right about one thing: you can’t solve the problems of the world by opening your borders to everyone. Having failed to win a mandate in the USA, she’s now apparently directing European policy. :eyeroll:

    Europe must get a handle on immigration to combat a growing threat from rightwing populists, Hillary Clinton has said, calling on the continent’s leaders to send out a stronger signal showing they are “not going to be able to continue to provide refuge and support”.
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    In an interview with the Guardian, the former Democratic presidential candidate praised the generosity shown by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, but suggested immigration was inflaming voters and contributed to the election of Donald Trump and Britain’s vote to leave the EU.

    “I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame,” Clinton said, speaking as part of a series of interviews with senior centrist political figures about the rise of populists, particularly on the right, in Europe and the Americas.

    “I admire the very generous and compassionate approaches that were taken particularly by leaders like Angela Merkel, but I think it is fair to say Europe has done its part, and must send a very clear message – ‘we are not going to be able to continue provide refuge and support’ – because if we don’t deal with the migration issue it will continue to roil the body politic.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/22/hillary-clinton-europe-must-curb-immigration-stop-populists-trump-brexit

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  5. But she hasn’t forgotten about us entirely, and she still thinks of us as idiotic Deplorables. From the same link:

    Clinton said rightwing populists in the west met “a psychological as much as political yearning to be told what to do, and where to go, and how to live and have their press basically stifled and so be given one version of reality.

    “The whole American system was designed so that you would eliminate the threat from a strong, authoritarian king or other leader and maybe people are just tired of it. They don’t want that much responsibility and freedom. They want to be told what to do and where to go and how to live … and only given one version of reality.

    “I don’t know why at this moment that is so attractive to people, but it’s a serious threat to our freedom and our democratic institutions, and it goes very deep and very far and we’ve got to do a better job of shining a light on it and trying to combat it.”

    She really is delusional. I wonder if she’ll seriously consider running again….

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  6. I just saw a good interview with Tucker Carlson and JD Vance. Cyrus read Hillbilly Elegy and said I should read it, so I just put it on my phone. My reading list is growing long….

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  7. AJ

    If you have netflix check out black mirror’s season 3 episode 1 which is almost uncanny on how it predicts a world run by social media as proposed by China.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5497778/

    Intrusive govt interference in social media is bipartisan. At its worst the US shares some similarities with China both are security obsessed regimes run by corporate oligarchs. Both Democrats and Republicans had a role in creating the world’s largest prison population and a watchdog state. Leftist groups will be the first to tell you their social media is monitored, as is their online activity, banking, etc. And there’s more than one agency monitoring them. For all the paperwork the nordic regimes demand, the state monitors and orders far less than the US.

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  8. Ze French are not happy.

    CONTENT WARNING! for rioters.

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46328439

    “Police in Paris have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters, in a second weekend of demonstrations sparked by rising fuel prices.

    Violence erupted on the Champs-Elysées as protesters tried to get through a security cordon around sensitive sites.

    About 5,000 protesters had converged on the avenue. Dozens of people were arrested after clashing with police.

    Organisers of the “yellow vest” movement billed the latest protests as “act two” in their rolling campaign.

    Named after their distinctive high-visibility attire, the protesters oppose an increase in fuel duty on diesel.”

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  9. Clinton is slime; you don’t support them.
    Trump is slime; you support him.

    Obama/Carter aren’t slime you don’t support them.

    I don’t think the presence of slime is a political issue.

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  10. Well HRW, when you have proof Trump encouraged people to perjure themselves like we have here with Clinton from an eye witness, please present it. I’m sure Mueller would be interested.

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  11. Carter’s a moron.

    Obama is one of the slimiest ever, His weaponizing of govt against political opponents is the slimiest of all. A total abuse of authority.

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  12. Carter is an extraordinary expresident. He may not have been a great president but he’s not slimey. In fact he’s probably the least slimey president ever.

    Encouraging perjury isn’t the only means to be slimey. Walking into the change rooms of 17 year old girls would also qualify as slimey. Violating the enoullment clause and conflicts of interest is also slimey. You really cant accuse Clinton and not see Trump in the same category. However, if perjury is the only criteria, the Mueller report is coming soon and should prove interesting.

    We’ll disagree on Obama. My disappointment with Obama is that he was far too typical of American presidents. I was hoping he would be more of a game changer but he wasn’t.

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