Item They’re tightening the vise. As predicted, they’re coming for your money. As one tweet down in the thread says (my emphasis): ‘”EU needs #digital single market. #Regulation should be based on what people want and need.” says Mastercard to EU policymakers.’ The evil company Mastercard says “cash is the enemy of inclusion.”
Item A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job
A CHILDREN’S SPEECH PATHOLOGIST who has worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired elementary school students in Austin, Texas, has been told that she can no longer work with the public school district, after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she “does not” and “will not” engage in a boycott of Israel or “otherwise tak[e] any action that is intended to inflict economic harm” on that foreign nation. A lawsuit on her behalf was filed early Monday morning in a federal court in the Western District of Texas, alleging a violation of her First Amendment right of free speech…
The language of the affirmation Amawi was told she must sign reads like Orwellian — or McCarthyite — self-parody, the classic political loyalty oath that every American should instinctively shudder upon reading:
Only racists would refuse to sign, of course. Or wait. Coincidentally, we also have this headline: Despite Netanyahu’s Pressure, EU Doesn’t Link anti-Semitism to anti-Zionism (from Israel’s Haaretz). You have to admit it was a clever ploy to call any criticism of Israel anti-Jewish.
But signing an “oath” to support a foreign country?
Item Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Took Her Oath of Office on a Lawbook, Not the Bible
When Democrat Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona was sworn into the U.S. Senate today, she placed her left hand on an Arizona “lawbook” (to use Getty’s terminology) instead of the Bible. It’s precisely what you’d expect from the only officially “Unaffiliated” member of the new Congress.
***Update***: A spokesperson for Sinema told the Arizona Republic that the senator specifically used “a book from the Library of Congress containing the texts of the U.S. and Arizona constitutions.”
I imagine Vice President Mike Pence, who administered the oath, died a little on the inside.
We all did. For the laws of Arizona and USA do not pretend to have divine sources, therefore she was sworn in under the religion of man. To imply that man is the best and brightest thing there is, given our dismal history, is to admit defeat. Sinema also openly embraces sexual perversion.
I think I saw on Pew that a greater proportion of politicians proclaim Christianity than do our citizens. Obviously it’s because some think they (falsely) have to. Once it is realized that such false swearing is not necessary, the rates will reverse.
Item PEDOPHILES BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE A PART OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY
Pedophiles are rebranding themselves as “MAPs” or “Minor Attracted Persons” in an effort to gain acceptance and be included into the LGBT community, according to several reports from LGBT news sites…
These pedophiles seek to be a part of the LGBT+ community, even going so far as to make a “Pride” flag for Gay Pride Month.
The “MAP/NOMAP community” tries to pull at people’s heartstrings by claiming that pedophiles are misunderstood marginalized people, and that as long as their attraction to children is not acted upon — or in some cases when they get permission from the child — that they should not be villainized.
Sites such as “The Prevention Project” claim to be aimed at helping children, posting quotes like the one below, reminiscent of testimonials of struggling gay youth, under headlines like “everyone needs support”.
Golly. It’s not like we haven’t predicted this many, many, many times.
If you believe your revulsion is enough to stop this, you clearly do not remember the history of the normalization, and then superiority-ization, of sodomy.
Item A thorny history of race-based statistics
Twenty-six years ago, a staff inspector by the name of Julian Fantino — future Toronto police chief — sat in a small committee room and delivered a slew of explosive race-based crime statistics focused on the Jane-Finch neighbourhood.
Fantino, then head of 31 Division, told North York’s committee on community, race and ethnic relations that, while blacks made up 6 per cent of the Jane-Finch population, they accounted for 82 per cent of robberies and muggings, 55 per cent of purse-snatchings and 51 per cent of drug offences in the previous year.
The Star’s Royson James was apparently the only reporter present. He duly filed a story that appeared on the next day’s front page. All hell broke loose.
Police in Ontario were forbidden to compile race-based crime statistics. Solicitor-General Joan Smith, responsible for law enforcement in the province, castigated Fantino for collecting and releasing data that “accomplishes nothing useful.” Black activist groups and social agencies condemned Fantino for fueling existing prejudices. Police chief Jack Marks insisted the force did not keep race stats.
When hate facts are hate crimes. If you do not speak of hate facts, the thinking appears to go, they disappear. This is the same strategy used by children who pull blankets over their eyes, believing if they do not see the evil, the evil does not exist.
Item Apple CEO Tim Cook: It’s A ‘Sin’ To Not Ban Bad People From Tech Platforms
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday night that not using one’s judgement to kick certain people off of tech platforms is a sin. While accepting the first-ever “Courage Against Hate” award from the Anti-Defamation League in New York City, Cook said that Apple is proud of exercising its judgement to kick certain people off of its platforms.
“At Apple, we’re not afraid to say our values drive our curation decisions,” he said. “And why should we be?”
“We only have one message for those who seek to push hate, division, and violence: You have no place on our platforms,” Cook said. “You have no home here.”
This story is a month old, but I wanted to wait to see if Cook practiced what he preached. Alas, he did not. Apps supporting sexual perversion are still allowed.
Item The culmination of Doom: PissEarth 2025.
Item The it’s-much-worse-than-you-thought thread.
Apple died with Steve Jobs. It has gone to the the hot place in eternity from there forward. Nothing surprises me about Apple. Their apps, etc, have all gone downhill, as has service. When you build a company based on one person, when that person is gone, so is the company.
“This is the same strategy used by children who pull blankets over their eyes, believing if they do not see the evil, the evil does not exist.” You mean that doesn’t work????? (Never try the same thing with a rabid dog in the room—it has a very sad outcome.)
As for the congresscritter, I maintain congresscritters should take the oath of office on a contract that says they will defend the USA and follow it’s laws and if they fail, their house will be burned to the ground, their dog given to someone responsible, their money to the homeless in their district and they will be dropped out of a plane over North Korea (with a parachute).
The Netherlands are well-known for their liberal views on LGBT, but there are no signs that pedophiles are becoming part of that. The very occasional article to test the waters, and thats it. No pedophiles on barges in the Amsterdam canals during the yearly Gay Pride.
MAP/NOMAP & Paedophilia. For once the UK is decades ahead of the US in a social revolution. Though not one anyone would really want….
During the 1970’s in the UK there was a group called Paedophile Information Exchange who tried to cuddle up to the sexual liberation/gay rights crowd by suggesting that their particular perversion was ‘merely’ another orientation and that a consensual sexual relationship between an adult and a child was possible and that the age of consent should be removed. Children are, apparently, sexual beings. But then paedophiles *would* say that wouldn’t they.
But it actually got taken semi seriously in some circles. They even got as far as a few interviews on mainstream news programmes and limited support from a few campaign groups before being hounded into disbanding. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paedophile_Information_Exchange.
It’s not a nice subject, but I recommend reading the Wikipedia article because it’s instructive on how far this sort of madness can go before it gets shut down.
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RE: It’s not a nice subject, but I recommend reading the Wikipedia article because it’s instructive on how far this sort of madness can go before it gets shut down.
It’s frightening on how far this sort of madness can go WITHOUT GETTING shut down.
On Apple’s ‘philosophy’ and tactics:
They conceded on several occasions on one of my many visits, most recently in January 19, that they are not Titanic with respect to security. Not ‘Apple’ per se, but five of the senior staff, (three in January) in a local branch which has just undergone an extensive revamp and change of philosophy, it seems, which was palpable, and very welcome.
One male member of staff who heard what I had to say reported a woman who had come into the store with her phone, saying she sounded like a mad thing, (which was my description of myself) claiming ‘they know where I’m going, who I’m talking to’ etc etc. “Check my phone.” the woman insisted,
The staff all claimed she was a fruit n’ nut. They took her phone out back to the ‘clean’ area, where special equipment is opened…for goodness sake…and found a bug! Not with legs! a device!
The staff were amazed and took photos etc, advised she went to the police, which they advised me to do, which I already had. I don’t have one of those. No need of such a thing. My next computer will be a pc like my first. It talked properly, understood philosophy better when reading to me and didn’t try to frighten me!
Be careful what magazines you subscribe to on line. Just don’t, you don’t know how secure the websites are that have your email address. Neither do the web site owners, for sure. If they say they are secure, they’re lying, like apple staff were when they claimed the impossible about something which I knew was so.