5 Reasons Why I Need To Blog

You are about to read one of the best postings I have ever read about blogging.

Renard's World

Five Five

I have been blogging longer than I could actually remember (It all started many years ago when I was on Blogger).

I remembered seeing a blog online and saying to myself, “I can do that!”

Okay, back then blogging was not as sophisticated as it is today. The average blog post many years ago, was basically an online diary — it was a blogger’s space to post what they did on a specific day (And, those blog posts back then, were very short in comparison to the word count of the blog posts that bloggers publish today).

Now, I am very happy that blogging has evolved; it is more than an online diary.

Bloggers can use their blogs to entertain and educate the masses.

So, one should not underestimate the power and the influence that blogging has.

Blogging has grown on me; it is hard to imagine myself not…

View original post 1,405 more words

Apple & Spotify, What are you doing?

Reflections On Streaming Rip-Offs by Mitch Santell

Every month I put out 14.99 and pay it directly to Apple, Inc. for a family streaming plan.

Apple Family Membership
This is what I pay for a family plan. Is it a rip off?
spotify rip off
Spotify Rips You Off Just Like Apple, Inc.

The reality is only some of your money is paid to the artists you listen to.

The rest of your money (and it’s probably most of your money) goes somewhere else. That “somewhere else” is decided by a small group of subscribers who have gained control over your money thanks to a mathematical flaw in how artist royalties are calculated. This flaw cheats real artists with real fans, rewards fake artists with no fans, and perhaps worst of all communicates to most streaming music subscribers a simple, awful, message: Your choices don’t count, and you don’t matter.

Read the rest here: http://bit.ly/2wasXPY

 

America On Trial

A “Can you Believe This Now?” Commentary by Mitch Santell

To be blunt, I never thought in my entire life that I would have to re-post something like this. Are you aware of what’s going on? Real censorship is here in America and with Apple, Inc. handing over 130 Million Customers to the Chinese Government, it’s only a matter of time before it happens here.

What disturbs me most? I decided to start blogging again, and I needed a place to vent. While I work on Big Reggae Mix, my internet radio station streaming in San Diego, I still feel the need as a producer and content creator to share my viewpoint. I am entitled to it, it is what we Americans do, and it is guaranteed in our Bill of Rights.

 

What worries me now is that I launched AfterHollywood.Online here at WordPress because I have always trusted this platform.

Now I am watching as many of my favorite “independent thinkers” and “truthers” get taken offline.

Right now I am looking at other non-WordPress platforms in case I need to move all of my content over to a new home.

This is sad for me, I thought I had a new home here at WordPress, but if my friends can’t figure out why their content got pulled, it’s only a matter of time before my site is removed.

via America on trial

 

Alex Jones, A Patriot or a Blow Hard?

Still in shock reflections by Mitch Santell

I’ve followed the alternative and independent media since the early 1990’s. Often I think about those who fought so long and hard to keep free speech alive in America.

Over the past week, it has been fascinating to watch the frontal attack on the Alex Jones Channel as it was dumped from YouTube as well as his flagship station 90.1, being fined 15,000 dollars by the FCC over the past 48 hours.

alex jones yes
Alex Jones, a test case for what is to come?

What do I think?

My answer is that I think Alex Jones is a test case to see what you can get away with on the air. My observation is that Alex Jones will remain on the air, it is simply going to be like everyone else, on the internet only.

In my book, this is not a bad thing because if you take a look at infowars dot com, you will notice that they are ranked by Alexa in the top 1000 sites in the USA and ranked in the top 3300 websites globally on the internet out of 1.2 Billion IP addresses, so that is amazing.

MikeAdams-AlexJones-Set
Mike Adams at The Alex Jones Show

As I tuned into Alex’s daily show (it’s funny I stopped listening to Alex Jones over three years ago), Mike Adams was just brought on to share his outrage at what is happening to Alex Jones.

As usual, I not only love to put out content, I also consume it and record various streams daily so yes, I said yes, I was able to capture this brief clip of Alex Jones and Mike Adams together.

Feel free to let me know your thoughts or check out other venues that are reporting on this. Here is the clip!


The clip is approximately 6 Minutes and 35 Seconds.


 

No Expectations Leads To A Happy Life

Commentary by Mitch Santell

There have been so many times in my life where I am at some venue or gathering, and there will be people there who were “disappointed with this” and “disappointed about that.”

These are people who are never happy. How to cope with them?

First, ignore them.

Second, if they keep bugging you, next, you have to deflect them.

Third, if you discover they won’t stop and are toxic, all you can do is to make them think you’re crazy.

You may not like my approach so here is something else I found:

  • Toxic people try to control you. Strange as it might sound, people who aren’t in control of their own lives tend to want to control yours. The toxic look for ways to control others, either through overt methods or subtle manipulation.
  • Toxic people disregard your boundaries. If you’re always telling someone to stop behaving a certain way and they only continue, that person is probably toxic. Respecting the boundaries of others comes naturally to well adjusted adults. The toxic person thrives on violating them.
  • Toxic people take without giving. Give and take is the lifeblood of true friendship. Sometimes you need a hand, and sometimes your friend does, but in the end it more or less evens out. Not with the toxic person — they’re often there to take what they can get from you, as long as you’re willing to give it.
  • Toxic people are always “right.” They’re going to find ways to be right even when they’re not. They rarely (if ever) admit when they’ve messed up, miscalculated or misspoken.
  • Toxic people aren’t honest. I’m not talking about natural exaggerations, face-saving or white lies here. I’m talking about blatant and repeated patterns of dishonesty.
  • Toxic people love to be victims. The toxic revel in being a victim of the world. They seek to find ways to feel oppressed, put down and marginalized in ways they clearly are not. This might take the form of excuses, rationalizations, or out-and-out blaming.
  • Toxic people don’t take responsibility. Part of the victim mentality comes from a desire to avoid responsibility. When the world is perpetually against them, their choices and actions can’t possibly be responsible for the quality of their life — it’s “just the way things are.”

Do any of these sound familiar? They might help diagnose toxicity in the people around you, even if the toxic pattern isn’t always or immediately obvious. In fact, toxicity can easily go unnoticed for years until you stop to consider your own experience of a difficult person. Though our thresholds for toxicity are relative, that’s often because we fail to recognize the symptoms.

So how do you go about removing toxic people from your life?

Read the rest here: https://theartofcharm.com/empowerment/cut-toxic-people-life/

Actions speak louder

 

Agenda 21 to Agenda 2030, forget it!

Commentary on why we can’t see the truth by Mitch Santell

The vast divide as to what people believe is just astonishing to me. When I speak to people individually about the United Nations and Agenda 21 they can’t see it, even when I show them in plain sight.

California Fade Out 2018
U.N. Agenda 21 Quickly Shifting to Agenda 2030

Most will simply state that the fires through out the state of California are normal for this time of year if not more intense than past years.

United Nations Agenda 2030
Agenda 2030 Completes the Global Technocracy Created by the U.N.

By Ian Wishart, author of “Totalitaria”

It’s one of the most under-reported stories of the year, but it is also one of the biggest stories of the year.

This time around, one of the most populist popes in modern history is expected to stay on that road as he takes part in the third special occasion – the unveiling of Agenda 2030.

If you’ve heard of Agenda 21, think bigger. Agenda 21 has already been put in place by most local councils in the western world, including New Zealand. If your local officials talk in terms of “smart communities”, “smart growth” or “sustainability” they are using Agenda 21 phrases. Many large corporations across the world have also adopted Agenda 21 principles.

But Agenda 2030 goes even further. Seventeen core goals are being rolled out with full implementation of those goals being set down for 2030 – just 15 years away. To speed up implementation, UN member states – including New Zealand – have been asked to ratify those goals in advance, says the UN website:

“The United Nations General Assembly today approved a resolution sending the draft ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ to Member States for adoption later this month, bringing the international community “to the cusp of decisions that can help realize the… dream of a world of peace and dignity for all,” according to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “Today is the start of a new era. We have travelled a long way together to reach this turning point,” declared Mr. Ban.”

For some reason I am unable to get the original article to load so hopefully you can find it through Ian Wishart’s Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/investigatemag

UN_SimulationMap Agenda 21

 

The Silencing Of Alex Jones

A Commentary On Free Speech and Media by Mitch Santell

is forbidden alex jones
The Mainstream Media in my opinion wants to censor the mid-term elections.

Alex Jones has been a thorn in the side of the truther community for many years. Most people who claim to be “truthers,” will openly tell you that it was Alex Jones that woke them up.

The real truth about Alex Jones is that he is a creation, a hollow man, a fake just like Obama was. When you view an Alex Jones film, there is no better example than “The Obama Deception.”

To me, the silencing of Alex Jones is just another attack on President Trump. Do you Remember Ron Paul? Do you remember the Tea Party? The Tea Party was the blowback from the Neo-Cons during the George W. Bush Presidency which they took from Al Gore. The original progressive Democrats were like Randy Rhodes, Tammy Bruce, and Laura Ingraham. Thank God Laura Ingraham has a voice on Fox News. For me? I don’t have cable TV. The Fox News clip placed here is for educational purposes and to share another point of view.

Big Brother is hiding at Apple, Facebook, and YouTube. Who am I pissed off the most in regards to the banning of Alex Jones? There is no person other than Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, Inc.

Tim Cook, you should be ashamed of yourself! Your company, Apple, Inc. along with Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify, not too mention our friends at Google are worth more than four Trillion Dollars combined.

In 2015, Apple decided that it wanted to be in the news distribution business. Many people at major news organizations were very excited about the opportunity. Do you know what I saw? My observation was that this was an opportunity to censor content. Who was the first primary content provider to be banned by Tim? Alex Jones was the ticket. If you ban Alex, then it’s only a matter of time before you ban dozens and dozens of websites.

trump aaa
Now that Alex Jones is banned, is Jeff Rense next?

Where you find the truth

Why is Apple in the news collection business? 

When will you stop following Apple News on Twitter?

Apple News
Show Apple, Inc. that you dislike censorship by not using @AppleNews

What about Alex Jones? Well, he claims that he has almost no followers on Twitter, I beg to differ with Mr. Jones. Oh man, what a circus!

alex jones twitter black and white
Is Alex Jones Controlled Opposition?

The American Cult Creation Machine

Reflections of an 11-year-old boy rediscovered at 61 by Mitch Santell.

It is when you realize that the land of your birth may be a national cult that you start to question your dreams and visions.

Cult Screen Shot LDS
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

In 1968 as an 11-year-old boy, I had a neighbor in the same building as my Aunt and Grandmother in Los Angeles who’s granddaughter was rescued from a cult in New York City. As a kid, I kept scratching my head thinking “Julie is in a cult? How can that be, she is about the same age as me?”

Now as I fast forward to August of 2018, I see cults all around me and observe the sincere cloning off of humanity placed merely into a maze of thought that may not even be their own.


Cults know that if they can control your relationships then they can control you. Whether we like it or not we are all profoundly affected by those around us. When you first go to a cult they will practice “love bombing”, where they arrange instant friends for you. It will seem wonderful, how could such a loving group be wrong! But you soon learn that if you ever disagree with them, or ever leave the cult then you will lose all your new “friends”. This unspoken threat influences your actions in the cult. Things that normally would have made you complain will pass by silently because you don’t want to be ostracized. Like in an unhealthy relationship love is turned on and off to control.

Cults also try to cut you off from your friends and family because they hate others being able to influence you. A mind control cult will seek to manoeuvre your life so as to maximize your contact with cult members and minimize your contact with people outside the group, especially those who oppose your involvement.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2AJr3v4


Further reading on the subject of cults would include:

The hippie Christian cult that encouraged sex with children is still around today.

http://bit.ly/2ATUjzc


Cult Warning Signs
https://www.cultwatch.com/cultic-warning-signs.html


Satanic Cults Exist! Been Around For A Long Time! (Part 1)

http://bit.ly/2AOh7jT

 


Children-of-God
10 Of The Most Dangerous Religious Cults

America Is Gay, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that!” ~ Jerry Seinfeld

Accepting Our Culture In 2018 by Mitch Santell

obama-white-house-in-rainbow-colors-after-scotus-ruled-for-gay-marriage

America is turning gay on purpose and if you don’t believe me here is a quote below and a video to prove it. You can’t make this stuff up!


Atrazine is one of the world’s most common pesticides: over 80 million pounds of it were used on American crops last year, and it has been in use for 50 years. This harmful pesticide is an endocrine disruptor that can turn male frogs into females at concentrations as low as 2.5 parts per billion. Atrazine causes cancer in laboratory mammals and developmental problems in fish. Atrazine is one of the most commonly detected pesticides in rainwater, groundwater and tapwater in the USA. Atrazine is used on corn, sugar, sorghum, yams, rice, christmas trees, and for lawn care.

Frogs and humans share half our DNA, so Atrazine can’t be good for humans either. That’s likely why the European Union banned the harmful pesticide in 2004. But the company that produces it, Syngenta (based in Switzerland!) has $11 billion in revenues, and has a huge lobby to keep Atrazine on the market in the USA. SAVE THE FROGS! needs your help to ensure Atrazine gets federally banned and out of production as soon as possible!

More here: http://bit.ly/2vhwOv0


More people gay?

Court of Appeals to Decide Boundaries of Fair Use in the Digital Age
ALM Media

The Copyright Act provides a fair use defense that permits an unauthorized use of a copyrighted work in certain circumstances. Following the Google Books case, which, according to the Second Circuit, “tests the boundaries of fair use,” Authors Guild v. Google, 804 F.3d 202, 206 (2d Cir. 2015), two cases pending at the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh and Federal Circuits may further test these boundaries.

In Code Revision Commission v. Public.Resource.org, No. 17-11589, the Eleventh Circuit will decide whether Public Resource’s copying and distribution of the annotated version of the official state code of Georgia is a fair use. And in Oracle America v. Google, No. 17-1118, the Federal Circuit will decide whether Google’s use of portions of Oracle’s Java programming language in Google’s Android mobile operating system constitutes a fair use. We report here on these cases, providing guidance for practitioners.

The Federal Copyright Act

Section 107 of the Copyright Act states, “the fair use of a copyrighted work for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.” 17 U.S.C. 107. The act provides four non-exclusive factors that courts may consider when deciding whether an accused use is fair:

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

The accused infringer bears the burden to prove that the factors, together, weigh in its favor.

As the legislative history of the act makes clear, the question of fair use is highly fact-specific. “Indeed, since the doctrine is an equitable rule of reason, no generally applicable definition is possible, and each case raising the question must be decided on its own facts.” S. Rep. No. 94-473, at 62 (1975).

Apple, Now 1 Trillion Dollar Company!

Technical and Social Musings about Apple Written by Mitch Santell  

Featured Image -- 511
What will Apple, Inc. do with your data in the cloud?

I’m not embarrassed to admit it. When the iPhone came out in 2007, I saw the potential that the device had to mess people up. Usually, I say that we are analog people in a digital world but based on current observations I think so many of our young people have been cloned off and are too distracted to think. 

Apple, Inc. is at the crossroads of how it will forward as a company because when a company as large as Apple, Inc. allows all of it’s iCloud Chinese customers to have their data moved to Government servers, you are looking at a privacy nightmare.

Do you have to ask yourself, “When will this happen in America? I don’t know because I have followed Apple’s privacy policies closely and my data always felt safer with Apple than with their competitors. If you are a regular follower of my blog you know that I have written about Apple before.

Apple-Logo-Evolution
Evolution of Apple Logo!

Apple Transfers Chinese Users’ iCloud Data to State-Controlled Data Centers

There’s terrible news for Apple users in China. Apple’s Chinese data center partner has transferred iCloud data, belonging to 130 million China-based users, to a cloud storage service managed by a state-owned mobile telecom provider—raising concerns about privacy.

Back in February this year, Apple moved the encryption keys and data of its Chinese iCloud users from its US servers to local servers on Chinese soil to comply with the new regulation of the Chinese government, despite concerns from human rights activists.

For this Apple controversially signed a deal with Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD), a Chinese company who gained operation control over Apple’s iCloud business in China earlier this year.

Now, that sensitive data, which includes users’ emails, text messages, pictures, and the encryption keys that protect it, has been passed on to Tianyi cloud storage service, a business venture managed by government-owned mobile operator China Telecom.

Read the rest here: http://bit.ly/2n9xRZv

What did Steve Jobs think about Apple and Privacy?

#SurvivorsUnite #SayBraveThings #ShareYourTruth #ItEndsNow #QAnon #theGreatAwakening @POTUS #WeThePeople #MKUltra #RitualAbuse #MindControl #HumanTrafficking #childprostitution #ModernSlavery #humanSacrifice #HivitesGetLit #ByePhoeniciaSarah