Monday, March 19, 2018

Never Doubted It For a FemtoSecond

Ex-Obama Campaign Director Drops Bombshell Claim on Facebook: 'They Were on Our Side'

A former Obama campaign official is claiming that Facebook knowingly allowed them to mine massive amounts of Facebook data — more than they would’ve allowed someone else to do — because they were supportive of the campaign.

In a Sunday tweet thread, Carol Davidsen, former director of integration and media analytics for Obama for America, said the 2012 campaign led Facebook to “suck out the whole social graph” and target potential voters. They would then use that data to do things like append their email lists.

Cambridge Analytica

Facebook on Sunday faced a backlash about how it protects user data, as American and British lawmakers demanded that it explain how a political data firm with links to President Trump’s 2016 campaign was able to harvest private information from more than 50 million Facebook profiles without the social network’s alerting users.

Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, went so far as to press for Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, to appear before the panel to explain what the social network knew about the misuse of its data “to target political advertising and manipulate voters.”

The calls for greater scrutiny followed reports on Saturday in The New York Times and The Observer of London that Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm founded by Stephen K. Bannon and Robert Mercer, the wealthy Republican donor, had used the Facebook data to develop methods that it claimed could identify the personalities of individual American voters and influence their behavior. The firm’s so-called psychographic modeling underpinned its work for the Trump campaign in 2016, though many have questioned the effectiveness of its techniques.

But Facebook did not inform users whose data had been harvested. The lack of disclosure could violate laws in Britain and in many American states.

More Leftist TREASON

Congressman suggests Second Amendment as means of opposing Trump

A Democratic congressman from Long Island implied that Americans should grab weapons and oppose President Trump by force, if the commander-in-chief doesn’t follow the Constitution.

Rep. Tom Suozzi made the remark to constituents at a town hall last week, saying that folks opposed to Trump might resort to the “Second Amendment.”

“It’s really a matter of putting public pressure on the president,” Suozzi said in a newly released video of the March 12 talk in Huntington. “This is where the Second Amendment comes in, quite frankly, because you know, what if the president was to ignore the courts? What would you do? What would we do?”

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Academic Quackery Bubble Pops... At Least One Does

Academics reeling as market discipline comes to the University of Wisconsin
Very interesting, RTWT.

I'm hoping that this spreads rapidly.

Eric Holder Wants to Knife Fight Republicans (Who Own Guns)

Eric Holder to GOP: ‘You want to have a knife fight, we’re gonna do it’
It's not clear which Republican Holder wants to "rumble" with, or what issue he's ranting about, or whether it's just the normal, violent Leftist speech like Obama's "bring a gun" speech.

Evil; Not Stupid

‘Islam Belongs to Germany’, Merkel Insists After Minister Highlights Nation’s Christian Heritage
If there was any question about the motivation of Merkel, it should now be obvious. For a long while, I thought her merely challenged, but no longer. She is waging a war on the western culture, Christianity, and whites. The failure of Islamists to assimilate, accept western culture, and civilize to western standards is a feature for Merkel, not a bug. That is flat-out evil.

Hillary the Unstable

Hillary Clinton Slips in Bathtub in India; Fractures Hand
How did Trump manage to do this to her??

Suppression by Information Oligarchy

Facebook Bans Trump Campaign’s Data Analytics Firm, Cambridge Analytica
Information suppression is a form of political oppression of the Other Class. It's the same as "de-platforming" all non-leftist speakers. It's all for "prevention of violence" -- by the Leftist terrorists against speakers and listeners, and never by anyone else.

Of course, hearing dissenting viewpoints is "violence" against the tender ears of the Leftist grubs cocooned in their beautiful utopian Narrative, where everyone is just alike. In every aspect. Every.Aspect.

King George Would Be Proud

It Begins: Florida Resident’s Firearms, Ammunition Confiscated Under Gun Control Law
It already started in Washington State. Now it is merely spreading. Constitution be damned, lawfulness be damned. That was the way of King George, anybody remember that?

What Did They Expect?

Nolte: Disgraced Media Already Hit with Massive Layoffs in 2018

America: the Land of Opportunity

Calling America ‘Land of Opportunity’ Is a ‘Microaggression’ Says University of California
Well, if America is NOT the land of opportunity, why are all these illegals here, anyway? All universities have gone completely stupid? Or only in California?

More Leftist TREASON Talk

Dem Rep Garamendi: ‘This Presidency Is a Very Serious Security Threat’ — ‘It Is Time to Get This Guy Out’

“I’ve had it with this president. We have a situation in which he has been one year, not pushing back against Putin in Russia. During that entire year, Russia has not only continued to hack our election processes but also hacking into, gaining control of nuclear power plants, water systems, sanitation systems, aviation systems. That is an act of war, nothing less.”
Let's see. Between the NORKs, the Iranians, Afghanistan, the Left wants war with Russia. After impeaching Trump of course... or By Any Means Necessary(TM).

Friday, March 16, 2018

Perhaps If They Would Consent To A Full Skin Transplant...

White Self-Shaming is becoming very popular with the Left. They aren't giving away all their stuff, though.

White Canadians Apologize for Having ‘Unfairly Benefited’ from Skin Color

You May NOT Question the Narrative; The Children Know Best

Teacher Placed on Paid Leave for Questioning Walkout for Gun Control

Sacramento, California, teacher Julianne Benzel was placed on paid leave for questioning whether students for life would be allowed to walk out of class the way students for gun control were.

Her questions were viewed as “anti-abortion” by some, which resulted in complaints and, finally, in Benzel being placed on paid leave.
Abortion is GOOD child-killing; Surely you know that and are smart enough not to question it! Oops:
Student Suspended for Refusing to Leave Class During Gun Control Walkout

The Intelligence of Children Under the Influence of Leftist Stupidity

Well, children, it's like this: You DO have school in Gun Free Zones. The White House is NOT a gun-free zone and there are plenty of professional armed guards protecting the place.

Wipe those stupid smirks off your stupid faces.

Can't Happen Here, Right?

But it did happen there, and there, and there, and there, and...

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Uh Huh

"Illegal" is the New Normal in California

California Appoints Illegal Alien to State Office

She complained that illegal aliens are not adequately represented in state government, and described her appointment as a step towards correcting that alleged injustice.

“While undocumented students have become more visible in our state, they remain underrepresented in places where decisions that affect them are being made,” Mateo said, as quoted by Fox News.

Watch This Before It's Taken Down

Tommy Robinson. Speaking freely in the UK can get you killed or worse: Islam as State Religion. Don't believe it? Watch Brittany Pettibone's forbidden interview with a man who exposes Islam.

Fighting our Own War

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking is Dead

Ever since I first became aware of Stephen Hawking I've had a mixed feeling, starting with awe at his ability which far transcended his paralysis. Hawking was a member of the non-empirical sciences, the falsely named "theoretical" sciences which never develop actual theories, but develop copious hypotheses which are unprovable. Cosmology is unprovable in the extreme, unlike Einstein's Relativity. Hawking's hypothesis of the existence of invisible black holes of unimaginable gravitation is not validated beyond the secondary effects. In recent times the existence of black holes has been questioned; there is no firm knowledge to be had. So Hawking's "discovery" of black holes is, unfortunately, a deception of words.

I took issue with most of what Hawking said in his second book, which started by declaring philosophy to be dead. He failed to understand that everything in that very book is not empirical science, or even close: it is Hawking's philosophy, his hypotheses, and that only. At that point he seemed to be leveraging off of his own fame for validation. And he failed to do a fundamental logic check on his own work.

Still, Hawking was a remarkable man. I for one will miss him.