Local Reflections On The Start Of A Global Collapse by Mitch Santell
To all my dear readers and followers, I can finally say it is here. What is here? The start of the Global Collapse. Remember this date, August 5, 2019. Now you may say that the stock market has been volatile for a long time, and today, China has increased the trade war with America by devaluing their currency.
The U.S. stock market is legalized gambling, and most of the time, the market reflection either the optimism or pessimism of the economy six months from now. We have a real homeless problem in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
The middle class, for the most part, are gone. The Millenials are not an ownership generation, they are a renting generation.
As Millennials and Gen Z shoppers lean away from over-consumption, these brands are dipping their toes into the rental economy to stay in their closets…
Young consumers are “killing the shopping spree,” according toVice. Whether they’re shopping second-hand, or just culling their closets—young shoppers are quitting fast fashion in droves. We’ve been tracking this shift for some time. Our trendLess Is Moreexplored the rising minimalism trend, which has continued to grow: 60% of 13-36-year-olds agree with the statement, “I have been buying less clothing/accessories than I used to.” And our last fashion and shopping surveyfound that 57% of 13-36-year-olds tell us they would prefer to buy fewer more expensive, quality clothes, than a lot of less expensive low quality clothes. Some are inspired by Marie Kondo’s joy-sparking brand of decluttering, others are watching their budgets, while others want tohelp the environment—either way, over-filling their closets (and their shopping carts) is not a priority.
And these generations have alternatives to actually buying clothes. A growing number of clothing rental services has been appealing to their desires for good looking fashion without the accumulation of stuff. Rent the Runway, Le Tote, Armoire, Gwynnie Beeand many othershave created new options for young shoppers. Rent the Runway hasa reported10 million members, and has expandedfrom event-focused rentals to an “Unlimited” subscription, opening up brick-and-mortar locations for their members to check out new items, and even a kids’ clothing rental branch. In our 2018 shopping and fashion survey, we found that 8% of 18-36-year-olds and 10% of 30-36-year-olds have rented clothing—not a huge number, at first glance, but enough that brands are taking note. If young consumers continue to eschew shopping and accumulating clothes, brands will need to find other ways to get into their closets.
A Commentary On Why This Is Happening by Mitch Santell
My prayers go out to all the families who suffered a loss as a result of the massive shooting in El Paso. Yes, these shootings are real and what is fishy is, that in each and every case, there always seems to be one shooter who always ends up getting “taken out.”
Global Censorship on the Internet is getting worse, and the level of Censorship in the USA is the worst I have experienced since returning home from New Zealand in 2013.
This announcement was made by Cloudflare today.
The mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are horrific tragedies. In the case of the El Paso shooting, the suspected terrorist gunman appears to have been inspired by the forum website known as 8chan. Based on evidence we’ve seen, it appears that he posted a screed to the site immediately before beginning his terrifying attack on the El Paso Walmart killing 20 people.
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. Nearly the same thing happened on 8chan before the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. The El Paso shooter specifically referenced the Christchurch incident and appears to have been inspired by the largely unmoderated discussions on 8chan which glorified the previous massacre. In a separate tragedy, the suspected killer in the Poway, California synagogue shooting also posted a hate-filled “open letter” on 8chan. 8chan has repeatedly proven itself to be a cesspool of hate.
8chan is among the more than 19 million Internet properties that use Cloudflare’s service. We just sent notice that we are terminating 8chan as a customer effective at midnight tonight Pacific Time. The rationale is simple: they have proven themselves to be lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths. Even if 8chan may not have violated the letter of the law in refusing to moderate their hate-filled community, they have created an environment that revels in violating its spirit.
We do not take this decision lightly. Cloudflare is a network provider. In pursuit of our goal of helping build a better internet, we’ve considered it important to provide our security services broadly to make sure as many users as possible are secure, and thereby making cyberattacks less attractive — regardless of the content of those websites. Many of our customers run platforms of their own on top of our network. If our policies are more conservative than theirs it effectively undercuts their ability to run their services and set their own policies. We reluctantly tolerate content that we find reprehensible, but we draw the line at platforms that have demonstrated they directly inspire tragic events and are lawless by design. 8chan has crossed that line. It will therefore no longer be allowed to use our services.
What Will Happen Next
Unfortunately, we have seen this situation before and so we have a good sense of what will play out. Almost exactly two years ago we made the determination to kick another disgusting site off Cloudflare’s network: the Daily Stormer. That caused a brief interruption in the site’s operations but they quickly came back online using a Cloudflare competitor. That competitor at the time promoted as a feature the fact that they didn’t respond to legal process. Today, the Daily Stormer is still available and still disgusting. They have bragged that they have more readers than ever. They are no longer Cloudflare’s problem, but they remain the Internet’s problem.
I have little doubt we’ll see the same happen with 8chan. While removing 8chan from our network takes heat off of us, it does nothing to address why hateful sites fester online. It does nothing to address why mass shootings occur. It does nothing to address why portions of the population feel so disenchanted they turn to hate. In taking this action we’ve solved our own problem, but we haven’t solved the Internet’s.
In the two years since the Daily Stormer what we have done to try and solve the Internet’s deeper problem is engage with law enforcement and civil society organizations to try and find solutions. Among other things, that resulted in us cooperating around monitoring potential hate sites on our network and notifying law enforcement when there was content that contained an indication of potential violence. We will continue to work within the legal process to share information when we can to hopefully prevent horrific acts of violence. We believe this is our responsibility and, given Cloudflare’s scale and reach, we are hopeful we will continue to make progress toward solving the deeper problem.
Rule of Law
We continue to feel incredibly uncomfortable about playing the role of content arbiter and do not plan to exercise it often. Some have wrongly speculated this is due to some conception of the United States’ First Amendment. That is incorrect. First, we are a private company and not bound by the First Amendment. Second, the vast majority of our customers, and more than 50% of our revenue, comes from outside the United States where the First Amendment and similarly libertarian freedom of speech protections do not apply. The only relevance of the First Amendment in this case and others is that it allows us to choose who we do and do not do business with; it does not obligate us to do business with everyone.
Instead our concern has centered around another much more universal idea: the Rule of Law. The Rule of Law requires policies be transparent and consistent. While it has been articulated as a framework for how governments ensure their legitimacy, we have used it as a touchstone when we think about our own policies.
Cloudflare is not a government. While we’ve been successful as a company, that does not give us the political legitimacy to make determinations on what content is good and bad. Nor should it. Questions around content are real societal issues that need politically legitimate solutions. We will continue to engage with lawmakers around the world as they set the boundaries of what is acceptable in their countries through due process of law. And we will comply with those boundaries when and where they are set.
Europe, for example, has taken a lead in this area. As we’ve seen governments there attempt to address hate and terror content online, there is recognition that different obligations should be placed on companies that organize and promote content — like Facebook and YouTube — rather than those that are mere conduits for that content. Conduits, like Cloudflare, are not visible to users and therefore cannot be transparent and consistent about their policies.
The unresolved question is how should the law deal with platforms that ignore or actively thwart the Rule of Law? That’s closer to the situation we have seen with the Daily Stormer and 8chan. They are lawless platforms. In cases like these, where platforms have been designed to be lawless and unmoderated, and where the platforms have demonstrated their ability to cause real harm, the law may need additional remedies. We and other technology companies need to work with policy makers in order to help them understand the problem and define these remedies. And, in some cases, it may mean moving enforcement mechanisms further down the technical stack.
Watching Hong Kong from The 4th Reich Known As America by Mitch Santell
Each day I am mesmerized by what I am reading, seeing, and listening in Hong Kong. There is a full-on protest that is happening there now, and even Civil Servants working directly for the Hong Kong government have joined the citizens on the streets to say “enough is enough.”
There are now rumors that “martial law” may be declared on Monday of this week.”
Hong Kong continues to roil with protests, entering a third month of social unrest sparked by the government’s now-shelved extradition bill. A day after thousands of civil servants took to the streets in Central to urge authorities to give in to protesters’ demands, people gathered on Saturday for an approved rally in the shopping hub of Mong Kok, but which soon splintered off into different directions, ending in clashes in Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui as police used tear gas.
Outside Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station, some had hurled bricks into its car park, while others vandalised vehicles and lamp posts. The force said it had issued a warning for the crowd to leave before firing rounds of tear gas.
Earlier, protesters marched all the way to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, briefly blocking it and bringing traffic to a halt, before circling back to Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui. Along sections of the main thoroughfare Nathan Road, some set up barricades and geared up with helmets and masks as night fell.
The demands remain the same as at other rallies, that the government look into alleged abuse of police power; completely withdraw the bill; exonerate all protesters arrested; implement universal suffrage; and stop calling the protests a riot. Police warned they would have zero tolerance for any violence, because of the march’s proximity to a busy shopping district.
Pornography multiplies frequency, duration, angles, positions, and sexual partners, an endless and eternal sexual buffet, except that none of it is really happening. Similarly, American democracy gives the appearance of boundless participation by all citizens, for they can’t just vote in caucuses and elections, but cheer at conventions, march in protest, write letters to newspapers, comment on the internet and follow, blow by blow, the serial mud wrestling between opposing politicians. Pissed, they can freely curse Bush, Obama or Trump without fearing a midnight knock on the door. Alas, none of their “political activities” actually matters, for Americans don’t influence their government’s policies, much less decide them. It’s all an elaborate spectacle to make each chump think he’s somehow a player, in on the action, when he’s actually all alone, in the dark, to beat his own meat, yet again.
Please note I am not making a judgment of people who are transgender. What I am sharing with you is this as an observation: I have known 3 Transgender People in my life. The first one was able to function after surgery and therapy, and this person did this it the 1970’s. The second transgender person I knew committed suicide and the third transgender person I know was never able to re-adjust and is MISERABLE.
Key Elements of The Weimar Republic In the 1920’s were the following:
1. Cocaine was all the rage, though other drugs were legal and helped fuel the decade-long party
2. Prostitution was deregulated and tens of thousands of women sold their bodies during the heady days of the Weimar Republic
3. Prostitution was like a candy shop – whatever you wanted, you could find on the streets of Berlin and in the city’s cabaret bars
4. Desperate men also turned to prostitution, and Berlin even became a tourism hotspot for Europe’s homosexual gentlemen
5. Androgyny was all the rage as young people defined the gender norms and enjoyed shocking older conservatives through their dress and behavior
6. Cabaret wasn’t all fun and decadence – as the shockingly dark, satirical Ballad of the Dead Soldier showed
7. The men of Weimar were wild – but the women often wilder. And Anita Berber might well have been the craziest of them all
8. Marlene Dietrich made a name for herself as an icon of the Weimar era before she headed to Hollywood and global fame
9. Child prostitutes could easily be found in 1920s Berlin – so long as you knew where to look and what codewords to use
10. It wasn’t all about the Kit Kat Club. In fact, Berlin alone had 900 nightclubs, many of them hotspots of jazz, drugs and sex
An individual who, once they have formed an emotional bond with someone, feels sexual attraction. Certified sex therapist Holly Richmond, PhD., shared with Women’s Health that a person who identifies as demisexual feels attractions sometimes, but not enough to attune to the norms set by culture or society.
A pansexual individual, also referred to as omnisexual, is interested in individuals of any gender.
Used to describe sexual identities that are not heterosexual or that might not fit into specific categories.
A person who is exploring and not yet sure what to label their sexuality.
So What Does It Mean?
These terms are only some of the ways an individual may define their sexuality. There may be other terms individuals use.
Whether you identify with one of the labels listed above is totally up to you. If you feel that your sexuality is free, then don’t feel pressured to slap a label on it. You are the only person who can define your sexuality. Do what’s best for you and your preferences.
All USA Presidents are “selected,” not elected. Read this article. It is well written. Trump is like Obama who is like Bush who is like Clinton. America is being invaded by thousands of illegals who are given more rights than USA Citizens. This started under Ronald Reagan who said, “I believe in Amnesty for Illegal Aliens.”
A guest posting by William Gheen President of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC www.alipac.us
As unprecedented numbers of fake asylum-seeking illegal immigrants flood America due to President Donald J. Trump’s Catch and Release Presidential directives and numerous broken campaign promises on immigration issues, the Democrats are now gaining enough illegal voters to take full and permanent control of the White House, US Senate and House, Supreme Court, and all future US laws and policies.
President Trump campaigns like a populist but governs like a globalist, and he has conducted a great bait and switch fraud upon the American public regarding the immigration issues American voters list as their greatest concern.
Each night, the thousands of illegals being assisted into America by the US Border Patrol and Department of Homeland Security increase the chances Trump loses in 2020 and Republicans lose control of the US Senate because there are no safeguards to prevent illegals and non-citizens from voting in US elections.
Most Americans Still Don’t Know That Our Border Patrol Agents and Troops are Escorting Illegals Into America under Trump’s orders!
We know from the example of Reagan’s disastrous 1986 Amnesty how non-citizen illegal Democrat voters turned the once Republican state of California into a permanent socialist Democrat hell-hole. We also know from numerous surveys and observations that non-citizens vote overwhelmingly for the Democrat Party candidates due to race-based identity politics and access to government benefits from our zombie federal government.
Our zombie federal government should have ceased to exist financially sometime before the year 2001. No American individual or business would be allowed to go into the levels of debt our government has entered where they now print more money through the process they call “quantitative easing.” Our American zombie government is still alive, animated by printing money and foreign global socialist debt masters who keep the corpse animated as we the people of America read in horror each day about how our zombie government fails us and doesn’t do the things we want, like protecting our borders and repelling illegal immigrants, while doing lots of things we hate like lying to us and spying on us all the time.
Donald J. Trump has become the latest liar in chief to occupy the White House after conducting what is perhaps the greatest fraud of all upon the American public who tried desperately to elect someone who says the things which are needed to save America and Americans.
And while many American patriots are fighting hard to educate more Americans about Trump’s broken campaign promises, hold Trump accountable and pressure him to honor his promises, and stop the soon to be released Jared Kushner crafted Amnesty bill, many Trump supporters fill the cybersphere with excuses for Trump.
Lower Court Judges Do Not Rule America
Lots of Ever-Trumpers claim that President Trump’s hands are tied by Democrats and lower court judges. While it is true that some lower court judges have made wild political rulings directing the President to release illegals with minors in their care after three weeks, there are not court orders mandating the Presidential directives of catch and release.
Catch and Release is an insane Presidential directive from the Bush and Obama administrations which Donald Trump promised to end if elected. Trump could end Catch and Release today with a phone call simply ordering our Border Patrol to stop releasing illegals and quickly repatriate them to Mexico or their country of origin.
America is not under the rule of lower courts, and the Executive Branch under Donald J. Trump is under no onus to honor lower court rulings when it comes to his execution of the existing immigration and border laws passed by Congress.
Only the US Supreme Court and a two-thirds vote by Congress have the power to override Presidential policies, and it is time for us to all end this pretense that America’s laws, policies, and citizens are subject to Obama appointed activist judges.
Catch and release is not a law and is not a court order. It is a Presidential directive sustained by President Donald J. Trump.
At this point, Americans should seriously consider demanding the US Border Patrol be withdrawn from the border because that might slow illegal immigration down since the Border Patrol is currently acting like Uber drivers, picking up illegals from where the drug cartels drop them off.
There are even reports that illegal aliens are getting angry at how long they must wait for Border Patrol to come and carry them into their new lives, work permits, and socialist state benefits in America.
Trump’s Illegal Caravans and Catch and Release Directives
Trump falsely told America he was ordering DHS to repel the caravans.. He later claimed they had stopped the caravans, and while this is true, the caravans were only stopped at the Mexican border so they could take them into America in groups of 60-100 at a time.
I believe this was done because cameras catching a large group of illegals proudly breaking through the gates into America, as they did on Mexico’s southern border, could be enough to finally ignite a political revolt against Trump and the globalist agenda he serves.
These illegal caravans are Trump Caravans coming to America for Trump’s Catch and Release Amnesty policies.
If you listen to Trump carefully or read his numerous Tweets, you will see Trump blaming Mexico, Democrats, judges, anyone and everyone but himself for these outrages at our border. Trump wants us to believe it is everyone else’s fault and responsibility but his own, when in truth the illegal immigration buck stops with Trump!
The President of the United States is commanded by Article IV of the US Constitution to protect all states from invasion, and President Donald J. Trump is obviously not doing that!
3. Trump promised to end Obama’s unconstitutional DACA Amnesty on his first day in office. (Trump continues DACA Amnesty giving deportation protection and jobs to more than 700,000 illegal aliens in violation of existing federal laws!)
5. Trump promised an Executive Order to end birthright citizenship for illegals to rally his base just before the 2018 elections. (No Order Issued.)
6. Trump promised all illegals, including DACA recipients, would go home. (Trump now supports Amnesty via HR 4760 and HJ Res 31 which allows most illegals to stay.)
7. Trump promised DHS would clean up elections fraud when he canceled the Kris Kobach led Commission On Elections Integrity. (No DHS Action.)
8. Trump promised to end Sanctuary Cities. (No Action on that and now Trump delivers more illegal aliens to Democrat strongholds where they receive maximum taxpayer benefits and protection from deportation.)
9. Trump promised to end catch and release of illegals. (Catch and release continues.)
10. (UPDATE FEB 18, 2019 TRUMP SIGNED EMERGENCY ORDER)– Trump said he would declare an emergency and have the military build the wall. (No action till Feb 18, 2019) Trump’s border wall promise remains 90% broken because a wall will not work as long as Border Patrol catches and releases illegals and escorts them into the USA.
As you can see from these ten painful facts above, President Donald J. Trump is conducting the largest fraud ever committed upon the American public.
We thought we were electing another President Dwight D. Eisenhower, but we got another GW Bush because Trump’s immigration policies and legislative agenda are very similar to the Bush administration.
We need all Americans to come to terms with these betrayals and begin to organize rapidly to defend against these policies and the new legislative Amnesty push coming from the White House.
We are going to need Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Kris Kobach, Rush Limbaugh, and Michael Savage to fight harder than ever before.
We need NumbersUSA, Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) and their surrogates Roy Beck, Dan Stein, Rosemary Jenks, Mark Krikorian, Jessica Vaughan, and Stephen Camarota to stop conducting “listening sessions” with Jared Kushner in the White House to aid his efforts to cut a deal on Amnesty for millions of illegals.
We all need to fight illegal immigration, Amnesty, and the North American Union, harder than ever before and inform as many remaining Trump supporters as possible about how they have been used and lied to by a Republican once again.
With lifelong Democrats like Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump running the show in the White House and espousing plans to run for President as Democrats one day it makes many of us wonder… Was Trump ever really a Republican at all or merely an actor playing the role of a Judas Goat leading conservatives to our doom?
A Commentary Of What Could Happen To You by Mitch Santell
My personal plan is simple.
Before the end of 2019, I will walk into a T-Mobile store and cancel my iPhone 7plus service. Everything that I do on my “Smartphone,” I can do on my laptop or a desktop. What will I do next? Go back to an old analog flip phone with basic text and to be blunt I don’t even think I will need that.
Imagine if simply expressing your point of view about 5G technology, they put you in a mental facility for 28 days.
Well, guess what?
It just happened.
Here is the interview if you don’t believe me.
This just happened today.
Here is the interview:
Residents of major cities hold fears over the implementation of the 5G network
The rollout of 5G mobile internet coverage was officially launched in June
Telecommunication companies say the network will revolutionize Australia
The effect of the high-frequency waves on human health is now causing concern