WORLD SOCIALIST WEB SITE — Media outlets removed by Facebook on Thursday, in a massive purge of 800 accounts and pages, had previously been targeted in a blacklist of oppositional sites promoted by the Washington Post in November 2016.
The organizations censored by Facebook include The Anti-Media, with 2.1 million followers, The Free Thought Project, with 3.1 million followers, and Counter Current News, with 500,000 followers. All three of these groups had been on the blacklist.
In November 2016, the Washington Post published a puff-piece on a shadowy and up to then largely unknown organization called PropOrNot, which had compiled a list of organizations it claimed were part of a “sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign.”
The Post said the report “identifies more than 200 websites as routine peddlers of Russian propaganda during the election season, with combined audiences of at least 15 million Americans.” […]
SHTF PLAN — Now, this is what unity looks like. South Africa’s Zulu nation has joined forces with white farmers being subjected to racial land seizures in order to prevent the atrocity.
The largest ethnic group in South Africa, Zulu, has spoken out against the racial expropriation of land without compensation in the country. Zulu is ready to cooperate with the country’s white farmers, known as “Afrikaners” or “Boers” to prevent the seizure of their land, reported RT. Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has said the group will cooperate with South African minority rights group AfriForum because they desire to eat in the future.
“The Zulu nation I’m talking about will not exist if we don’t have food. That’s why I say farmers must come closer so that we discuss what we can do when we talk about agriculture and the availability of enough food in the land. That’s why I’m asking AfriForum of the Boers to come and help us,” Zwelithini said, as quoted by eNews Channel Africa. “Because when government started talking about the appropriation of land, expropriation without compensation, Boers downed tools. There is no food in South Africa,” he added. […]
CBC News has created a short documentary with undercover reporting to catch Apple Inc in the act of ripping off customers for repairs. Often citing that the cost of parts and repairs makes the device no longer economically viable and therefore you should buy an entirely new device.
I’ve personally been repairing my devices, Apple and non-Apple for almost 30 years. I would never take a device to be repaired at an Apple store since I know they are ripping people off. In fact, I’ve never brought an Apple product first hand from them directly because they’re ripping me off.
The MacBook Pro I have was originally an insurance write off, dead swollen battery, electrical damage on the motherboard, dead pixels on the screen, broken keyboard and it was missing its hard drive to boot (Pun intended). I brought this on the equivalent of Craigslist for less than $300 and subsequently purchased and replaced the parts myself (Since I am a competent professional) and have been using my laptop for the past three years without fault.
Here are some pictures:
I actually used this device with the broken motherboard for about 8 months, before I brought a replacement motherboard. Sure it needed to be plugged into the wall at all times, didn’t quite have the full power of the processor for intense tasks (Battery gives an added boost to the CPU) and I was using an external Mac keyboard laid on top. It did the trick for the work I was doing at the time, that necessitated OS X.
So literally with some technical know-how, a bucket full of skill and quite a bit of patience my go-to laptop is a phoenix in every sense of the word. (I like to recycle )
Now Apple is pulling the sneakest move yet by making sure that if a device is repaired, it MUST be done either at an official Apple store or a registered official 3rd party store. Literally, if you tamper with the device in any way to effect a repair, if you can’t get the device to re-authenticate with a special maintenance server (requires account access to perform Apple Service Toolkit 2 tests) the device is now effectively a very expensive brick!
So you spend $2000+ on your Apple device and something goes wrong, you’ll be paying through the nose for an “authorized” repair. Or if your me and like to recycle then it’s game over.
Apple Inc, wants total control over your device, even after it’s been sold to you. I can’t see how and why Apple should have this level of control, it’s no longer their device it’s mine, it’s not leased or rented or some other silly PCP. I own it outright and therefore should have the final say on where and when it’s repaired if it should require one.
John Deere tractors are another horrible example of this practice of massively overcomplicating a product such that it requires maintenance and repairs by there own company or forget it.
This isn’t even an argument about protecting intellectual property rights or Copyright, as I am buying a replacement part that’s genuine (most the time) to be fitted to the device. It’s obsessive-compulsive disorder on steroids, nothing less. DRM madness now affecting Hardware!
DRM (Digital Rights Managment) is getting a new comeback thanks to blockchain technology…
So Apple devices from 2018 onwards are going to be seriously affected by this, right now the system isn’t active yet according to iFixit, but it will be. I know that I am done with Apple products, as if this is the new status quo, thanks, but no thanks.
Like the banks, these companies believe they are too big to fail, we need to show them they ARE capable of failing, as are the Banks.
We the people hold the power, the numbers and the control. We simply need to collectively stand up and say ‘NO’ there really is nothing more special required, just the collective mass of humanity to say enough is enough.
Listened to this today, and enjoyed the uplifting and direct message (which Mark Taylor almost always puts out). As I may have pointed out before, although Mark operates in the Christian-Bible-references arena, his message aligns nicely with many others in the “What the h— is really going on out there on the planet” arena. Perhaps the most important point with his messages is that this is a Spiritual awakening for everyone. That is why Trump is here, and that is what is happening to many many many many many many many people right now.
And, of course, I do not necessarily agree with every single part of what the host says, or even Mark. I personally filter this through my own Higher Understanding.
In a developing story based out of the military town of Sierra Vista, Arizona, the home of Fort Huachuca, David Frodsham, a former commander with the Department of Defense in Afghanistan who was discharged from duty due to “sexual harassment” behavior and an assessment by the military that he had an unalterable personality disorder, has been arrested and convicted of operating a pornographic pedophile ring based out of his state-approved foster home.
Health Impact News first reported on the charges brought against David Frodsham and his wife who were state-approved foster parents last year (2017) with the story of the young child Devani, who was seized from her family just days before her second birthday and placed into the Frodshams’ state-approved foster home where she was allegedly raped repeatedly and trafficked as part of an organized pornographic pedophile ring.
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