Technology Thoughts

When China likes our choice for President you know it was the wrong choice

Official state media from China praises Trump’s exit from the scene. They are all too happy that there will be no one standing in their way towards world dominance.

China has been chipping away at the United States for decades. The beginning was during the Clinton Administration, continued through the Bush Administration, and took off like a rocket during the Obama Administration. From the 1990’s to today China has used it’s manufacturing relationship with the United States to push its influence into Africa, South America, and Western European multi-governmental organizations. They’ve also cornered the market on precious metals that are the foundation of all modern computer technology.

China had loads of trouble launching rockets until the Clinton Administration allowed certain key technologies to be sold to the communist nation. President Bush started the process but it was Clinton that pushed it over the goal line.

Blast forward to the 2000’s where high technology manufacturing in China became almost exclusive for American companies. Chinese factories through a slow process of learning and stealing the best of American ideas in computer manufacturing catapulted them in just a decade to a powerhouse of high tech. Through every iPhone and computer we purchased we funded the Chinese Communist Party and every genocide they perpetrated upon their people.

We funded their one child per family policy that killed an unknown number of female babies. We are right now funding their abuse of the Uighurs as the Chinese sterilize their women and send their people into re-education camps for having wrong thoughts.

What President Biden does over the next 6 months to a year will be crucial to the United States remaining dominant in the world. Will he continue President Trump’s hard line toward China or will he soften our approach and allow them to cement their dominance into this next decade?


Peaceful transfer of power under the barrel of a gun

We Americans like to boast about our peaceful transfer of power whenever a new President is inaugurated. But, if we have tens of thousands of military troops occupying Washington D.C. and thousands more surrounding each state capitol did we truly have a peaceful transfer of power?


Question: Have we ever had an occupying force in D.C. for Inauguration Day?

The need for over 20,000 troops to occupy Washington D.C. and thousands more to secure 50 state capitols, for a peaceful transition of power on Inauguration Day, should tell you something is wrong with our election process.


Biden Administration Theme

Jeff Smith

For a better life beyond your freedom, Build Back Better…. for someone else.


Every business should have its own “terms of service”

Why is it legal to discriminate according to political ideology? Does this mean that any private business can now refuse service to anyone because of their political beliefs? 

Every business should post a “terms of service” that says you automatically agree once you step beyond a certain point. Then if a user of your service does anything, says anything, or even has a history of doing or saying anything that violates the TOS you can refuse service. Under current popular opinion that should be legal.

I bring this up obviously because of the blackballing of the social media app Parler. I’d provide a link but as of this writing they are still down. There crime is that they would not “properly” police their site for content that is supposedly in violation of Amazon’s terms of service.

Take a good look at Amazon’s AWS terms of service. It’s gigantic! The section regarding content and “prohibited content” is thankfully up at the top in section 1.4. But prohibited content is not defined here. Instead you have to look up Amazon’s acceptable use policy. Their acceptable use policy is so vague that I can easily prove that Amazon is violating it’s own policy. Here is the content policy they are violating.

Offensive Content. Content that is defamatory, obscene, abusive, invasive of privacy, or otherwise objectionable, including content that constitutes child pornography, relates to bestiality, or depicts non-consensual sex acts.

I’m pretty sure almost any book covering the subject of rape has to depict “non-consensual sex acts.” Does it make common sense that these books should be banned from or that Amazon should take down their site? No. But you can see how easy it is to make a terms of service violation claim.

Parler was attempting to act as a platform. Just like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and the like. They chose to not editorialize by taking down or banning some controversial speech. If anyone on their site participated in illegal speech then they should have been taken down and prosecuted.

I dare to say that most people who post controversial opinions on social media apps are not the people you need to worry about. The true terrorists are using more private means of communication. Sure, you may get the one off out in public but by and large I believe the real terroristic threats occur on more obscure sites, through private e-mail, or encrypted chat.

Software terms of service have been around forever. When we used to buy software the terms of service were almost ignored. I don’t think they held much weight even in court. But, with the rise of the Internet and software as a service suddenly we don’t own anything and are subject to the whims of service agreement legalese. This is why every business should adopt the service business model. It makes it extremely easy then to oust people with which you disagree.

Don’t sell donuts. Sell donuts as a service. People can purchase a sample or subscribe to your donut of the day or donut of the month. When they walk through that door have your terms of service posted in front or right there on the floor. Once there in you now have total control over what they can and cannot say in your establishment. A violation gets them removed.

Image by Markus Winkler from Pixabay

Is January 8, 2021 the day America died?

I’m just asking for a friend… Not really. Today has the feel of a seismic shift in the direction of our nation. United we stand. Divided we fall. This is the most we’ve been divided in my 54 years on the planet.


The tragedy and lost opportunity that was the Trump Administration

President Donald Trump is leaving the Office of the Presidency exactly as he came in, unapologetic, obstinate, and hated equally by Republicans, Democrats, and the media. The funny fact is he was perhaps the most malleable of all people to hold that office in the last 200 years. Here was a man interested only in his own legacy and would have done anything to have been great and to be loved. Too bad members of congress were just as selfish and narcissistic as the man they hated to see the opportunity before them.

Some of the goals of the Democrat Party were universal healthcare, a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, redistribution of wealth from people with high incomes (not wealth) to low incomes, and Green New Deal levels of socialism. I believe they could have accomplished almost all of this under a President Trump. He would have been loved to be perceived as the President that provided for the citizens of this country. He has never believed in “conservatism”.

Instead the Democrats hated him so much that they had to create scandals out of thin air. The Russian collusion hoax, the “very fine people” hoax, the Ukraine impeachment, and on and on and on. For four years the Democrats with a complicit media wasted time and opportunity attacking someone they could have used. They ended up with less than nothing. For half the country they bred distrust in our media fostered the feeling that they are to be ignored. They helped to create a wide chasm between the large urban parts of the country and the rest of the nation. They never sought to inform the public or address their concerns. They only offered disdain and condemnation.

The Republicans are just as reprehensible. There was a sizeable contingent of Republicans that could not stand that such a crass individual defeated their long roster of “qualified” candidates. Trump berated them during the primary of 2016 and showed them to be the weak paper tigers the public already knew in their hearts they were. Trump could not be forgiven for his off-the-cuff insults and they did all they could to make sure he would not get the adoration he wanted. The Republicans were smarter than the Democrats in that they knew they had someone they could use. They rammed through more judicial appointments than maybe any other time in history. They were able to tip the balance of the Supreme Court for at least the next decade. They didn’t totally lose sight of their agenda.

And now, what is the United States to do with this fractured nation? Trump is finally out. He knows he’s out. Yet the Democrats and the media continue their blind hatred and want to force a resignation or another impeachment with 12 days to go in the Trump Administration. Joe Biden called out the protesters as domestic terrorists. What end does this serve other than their narcissism? Do they expect to bring the country together with this? Do they care? Nearly half the country support President Trump and the Democrats will again waste the opportunity to use this moment to win them over.

The last four years exposed us for not having the courage of our convictions. We no longer believe in freedom of speech and liberty and justice for all. We give lip service as long as people do what we want them to do and say what we want them to say. The last four years have been shameful. Shameful that the hatred of one man prevented what could have been the most enlightening four years in United States history.


Media didn’t get what they wanted so they said it happened anyway

The Wall Street Journal makes it look like the capitol was ablaze.

I watched the so-called “riot” and “coup attempt” yesterday live as it was happening. I suspect thousands, if not millions, of people around the country and the world were watching as well. I was watching the electoral vote count and the debate on the opposition to Arizona’s electors on the PBS Newshour program with Judy Woodruff. They had extensive coverage of what was unfolding inside the capitol building and had a reporter inside the building as well. The scene I was watching was opposite to what they were reporting and the subsequent coverage by all the major news organizations in the aftermath are even more dishonest.

This is why we are where we are. If you watched it you know you didn’t see an insurrection, a coup attempt, or a riot. If you didn’t watch it and you’re only getting small clips now from the news you’re getting a different picture than the facts of the incident. Unlike the violent and city destructive protests over the summer of 2020 this protest was actually mostly peaceful. There was a small group of the protesters that broke into the capitol building. They did cause some damage and there were some injuries, including one death of a woman who was shot by security inside near the Speaker’s offices. But, there were no fires set. No destruction of statues, art, or structures inside or outside the building.

How can an honest media describe this as a coup attempt and a riot when the protesters “storming” the capitol strolled through the rotunda and actually stayed within the roped off path? The majority of them looked in awe of the building they were walking though. Take a look at the NBC report below. It’s over 4 minutes of peaceful protest and people strolling within the ropes but described as disturbing, rare, and troubling.

I listen to the No Agenda Podcast where they cover the media and deconstruct the reporting. They had clip after clip of the media mischaracterizing the events as they were unfolding. I encourage you to listen to at least the first hour of their podcast. It will illuminate the massive propaganda machine that is the American news media. Here are some examples.

The worst thing any of us can do right now is take the information being fed to us and just believe it. Question everything you see, hear, and read. You are not being told the truth.


Capitol protesters solidifies congress’ opposition to Trump

The massive protest at the U.S. capitol today wobbled the legs of the Senate and the House of Representatives. But instead of pushing them to addressing the grievances of half the country they instead will just rubber stamp the Electoral College tally and confirm the election of Joe Biden.

What is genuinely needed here is for the states to re-evaluate their election laws, their COVID-19 lockdown regulations, and get back to the work of protecting the U.S. Constitution. The rights of the people have been trampled like no other time in my life.

The protesters have been labeled by an irresponsible media as terrorists and rioters. While one person reportedly was killed during this protest there were no “riots”. There was virtually no damage to the capitol building. This was not like the protests all across the country during 2020. They didn’t set anything on fire and destroy property. The media is fulfilling the criticism of President Trump by becoming the enemy of the people by continuing to suppress the facts. Twitter froze Trump’s account and along with Facebook deleted his video in which he tells the protesters to go home peacefully. They did this because he didn’t say what they wanted him to say in the way they wanted him to say it.

Does anyone know the size of the rally that turned into the protest? Not reported. While the media was reporting a violent protest the accompanying video showed people mainly strolling through the capitol rotunda and congressional chambers.

It’s a dark day for the United States alright. It’s a dark day because today we have officially moved into a nation of men and not laws.


The Great Reset is no conspiracy theory

For everyone doubting the veracity of the push for The Great Reset just take a look at the World Economic Forum’s website.

The Covid-19 crisis, and the political, economic and social disruptions it has caused, is fundamentally changing the traditional context for decision-making. The inconsistencies, inadequacies and contradictions of multiple systems –from health and financial to energy and education – are more exposed than ever amidst a global context of concern for lives, livelihoods and the planet. Leaders find themselves at a historic crossroads, managing short-term pressures against medium- and long-term uncertainties.

As we enter a unique window of opportunity to shape the recovery, this initiative will offer insights to help inform all those determining the future state of global relations, the direction of national economies, the priorities of societies, the nature of business models and the management of a global commons. Drawing from the vision and vast expertise of the leaders engaged across the Forum’s communities, the Great Reset initiative has a set of dimensions to build a new social contract that honours the dignity of every human being.

These unelected globalists saw the opportunity, or perhaps even orchestrated it, to use COVID-19 to push for world governance. They want to tell you how you should live, where you can go, and what your standard of living should be. Just click on the image below to take you to their videos page.

They will force vaccinations on you and monitor all your movements through their tracing apps. Sure, your medical information will be private from the person next to you but it will not be private from governments. They will know if you’ve gotten your shots. They will know if you go to concerts, the theater, resorts, major buildings, and tourist sites. They’ll be able to know where you are at all times. And what if you don’t want a smart phone that will use these apps? Will one be forced upon you? Will you be required to have one in order to travel internationally?

They even have a weekly podcast where they tell you week after week how they plan to take over your life.

It’s not a secret the plan here is to diminish the United States’ power and influence in the world and to loot the American taxpayer.

There is nothing in their plans that respect private property rights and the liberty of man.

What will happen, should they be able to push all this forward, is create a power vacuum that China will gladly fill.

Incredibly President Trump upset their apple cart. Wittingly or unwittingly he was pushing back hard on what none of us saw as an immediate threat. He got in their way with his America First mantra. Now that he is seemingly out of the way what will stop them?

It was disturbing how quickly we rolled over for this. Now that the Millennial Generation and their progeny out number their elders will they have the resolve to stand up to this authoritarianism or will they just go along to get along. Is this the end of the American Experiment? Did COVID-19 kill the American Spirit and the American Dream?

We blinked and now the world is coming for us.