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
Commentary and Feedback on Internet Browsing by Mitch Santell
It has always been my view that it is better to focus on solutions than continuously complain. If you live on the web the way, I do you most likely have tried various browsers. Right?
The single best browser for the Mac platform right here right now is Dissenter.
It is an open-source browser.
After being deplatformed byChromeandFirefoxwhich control 70% of the internet browser market, the free speech software company Gab has launched an alpha version of the Dissenter browser. The browser, which is a fork of the open-source Brave browser, comes with a built-in Dissenter comments extension to help users resist online censorship and integrated ad blocking to prevent third parties tracking users online activity. It’s currently in alpha and available to Windows, Mac, and Linux users.
The Dissenter browser is the third major release from Gab. The company has previously launched the Gab social network and theDissenter comments app. Both of these products are based around the core principle of promoting free speech and all user comments in these products are protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
The Dissenter browser itself is fast and functional. The speed of the browser combined with the built-in ad blocking ensures that web pages load quickly and makes browsing the internet a smooth and enjoyable experience.
Gabsaidthat it built the Dissenter browser in response to “a months-long coordinated campaign to eject Gab from as many corners of the internet as possible” and that the browser will “put free speech and users first.”
Not only does the Dissenter browser give users easy access to the Dissenter extensions and provide a unique browsing experience but it also stops the Dissenter extension being censored at the browser level.
It also creates more diversity and competition in a market where four browsers (Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer) controlalmost 90% of the market.
Like many of Gab’s products, the Dissenter browser isopen sourceand powered by a large community of developers. This means you can review the source code and supports its development directly by getting involved.
A Commentary Based On Perspective by Mitch Santell
The decision that I made to always speak my truth has silenced my iPhone, my social media, and my email.
The decision I made to get off of FaceBook in 2019 was just as profound as my decision to not live in fear anymore and move to New Zealand in June of 2007, the same month that my own Grandson Reid was born.
For us, early adapters all we talk about is the “interface” of whatever program or service we are using. You know that conversation, right?
As we continue to lose our rights and our privacy, technology is getting more comfortable to use. Almost too easy to use.
Have you noticed this? I have.
You may want to ask yourself, why is everything being censored?
Answer: Our world is being run by A.I., Algorithms, and Beurocrats that track everything.
What do we live in?
Answer:Repeat after me very very slowly. We live in a “Corprotaocray.”
Comments You Don’t Talk About Any More by Mitch Santell.
There was a time where you could just be You without everyone else knowing where you were, what you were doing, who you were communicating with, and what you buy.
For those of you who have followed me for a long time know, I always suggest creating a Corporation to act like You.
Why Do I suggest this?
Answer: Corporations Have More Rights Than People Do!
When corporations were first formed back in the seventeenth century, their inventors—just like modern software engineers—acted with what they believed were good intentions. The first corporate charters were simply designed to limit an investor’s liability to the amount of their investment, thus encouraging them to finance risky expeditions to India and Southeast Asia. However, an unintended consequence soon emerged, known as moral hazard: with the potential upside greater than the downside, reckless behavior ensued, leading to a series of spectacular frauds and a market crash that resulted in corporations being temporarily banned in England in 1720.
Thomas Jefferson and other leaders of the United States, aware of the English experience, were deeply suspicious of corporations, giving them limited charters with tightly constrained powers. However, during the turmoil of the Civil War, industrialists took advantage of the disarray, leveraging widespread political corruption to expand their influence. Shortly before his death, Abraham Lincoln lamented what he saw happening with a resounding prophecy: “Corporations have been enthroned … An era of corruption in high places will follow… until wealth is aggregated in a few hands … and the Republic is destroyed.”
Corporations took full advantage of their new-found dominance, influencing state legislatures to issue charters in perpetuity giving them the right to do anything not explicitly prohibited by law. The tipping point in their path to domination came in 1886 when the Supreme Court designated corporations as “persons” entitled to the protections of the Fourteenth Amendment, which had been passed to give equal rights to former slaves enfranchised after the Civil War. Since then, corporate dominance has only been further enhanced by law, culminating in the notorious Citizen United case of 2010, which lifted restrictions on political spending by corporations in elections.
Ultimately, the dominance of global capital (the Corporatocracy) is not financial — it’s political.
One little-remarked consequence of the central banks’ policies of near-zero interest rates and quantitative easing is the unrivaled dominance of mobile global capital, i.e. the Corporatocracy.
The source of corporate political power is the ability to borrow essentially unlimited sums for next to nothing: what I have long termed free money for financiers.
Armed with central-bank supplied unlimited credit, global capital can outbid local residents and businesses. Over time, profitable enterprises and assets end up in corporate hands.
Consider the typical family farm, not just in America but in Germany, Australia, etc. It’s hard work squeezing a livelihood from the land in a market dominated by a handful of global corporate giants and their state handmaidens, and so unsurprisingly many in the next generation have opted for corporate-state jobs in urban areas rather than shoulder the financial risks of continuing the family farm.
A neighboring farmer might be interested in buying, be he/she will have to borrow the money at (say) 4%.
The global corporation can sell bonds (i.e. borrow money) at less than 1%. The lower cost of capital enables the corporation to outbid local farmers for the land, and this low cost of borrowing also enables the corporation to fund capital-intensive economies of scale that are beyond the reach of family farms.
The net result is the nation’s farmland, its core productive asset, slides inevitably into corporate ownership. Anyone who resists selling out is crushed by low prices (corporate farms can over-produce and survive low prices, family farms cannot). Or they are crushed by the disadvantages of being an “outsider” selling to the corporate supply chain, which favors in-house suppliers or large corporate producers.
The same dynamic — the unparalleled power of cheap credit — leads to corporate ownership which then funds corporate dominance of the political process. Consider building a house for your family. You’ll need construction financing, and since that’s riskier than a conventional mortgage to buy an existing home, that will cost you between 4% and 5%, and requires thousands of dollars in fees.
The corporate homebuilder can borrow at 1%. Guess who’s construction costs are cheaper?
As corporations buy up productive assets, they consolidate these assets into cartels and quasi-monopolies that can be protected from competition by lobbying and campaign contributions. Once you can buy up productive assets with cheap borrowed money, the profits start piling up, and you can use a thin sliver of these profits to hire lobbyists and buy political favors/protection from politicos desperate to cling onto their power.
The net result of unlimited credit for corporations is a Corporatocracy that constantly expands its financial and political power. And the net result of this corporate control of governance is: governments come and go, candidates come and go, and political movements come and go, but the Corporatocracy remains in charge.
Corporations Are People, And They Have More Rights Than You
Ever since Citizens United, the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision allowing unlimited corporate and union spending on political issues, Americans have been debating whether, as Mitt Romney said, “Corporations are people, my friend.” Occupy Wall Street protestors decried the idea, late night comedians mocked it, and reform groups proposed amending the Constitution to eliminate it. Today, however, the Supreme Court endorsed corporate personhood — holding that business firms have rights to religious freedom under federal law. Not only do corporations have rights, their rights are stronger than yours.
The question came to the Supreme Court in a challenge to regulations implementing President Obama’s landmark health care law. Those regulations require employers with 50 or more employees to provide those employees with comprehensive health insurance, which must include certain forms of contraception. The contraception requirement was designed to protect the rights of women.Studies showthat access to contraception has positive benefits for women’s education, income, mental health, and family stability.
Apple pessimism is on the rise. New Apple products are being questioned like never before. Even some of Apple’s most loyal customers are beginning to wonder about Apple’s direction. While many are directing criticism towards Tim Cook, nearly all of the criticism pointed towards Apple can in one way or another be traced back to a different person: Jony Ive.
However, the one area Cook does not have complete control over is product strategy. That distinction belongs to Jony. It may seem hyperbolic to considerJony the most powerful person at Apple. He no longer spends much time managing anyone on a day-to-day basis. He doesn’t speak on Apple’s earnings conference calls. Wall Street knows very little about him, and neither does Silicon Valley. In fact,following his recent promotion to Chief Design Officer, Jony doesn’t even spend as much time at Apple HQ these days. Yet Jony has such a significant influence over Apple’s product strategy, it is safe to say we are firmly within the Jony Ive era at Apple.
Jony holds an incredible amount of power because Apple is a design-led company. Apple’s functional organizational structure and culture are set up in order to give the Industrial Design (ID) group absolute power. ID holds more power at Apple than any other group.
This structure was put in place more than 15 years ago with the iMac being the first product to take advantage of this new culture. Up to the late 1990s, engineers held the most power at Apple. Designers were merely tasked with skinning Apple products created by engineers. With the iMac, ID was afforded the freedom to move ideas from conception to reality without compromise. While Steve Jobs was the primary architect of this new power structure, the relationship he had with Jony undoubtedly played a role.
Now you know why Americans no longer trust the Main Stream Media Here. Read this and be aware, please.
According to a study by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the entire U.S. power grid could be shut down in a matter of minutes through a small-scale attack on nine of the country’s 55,000 electric-transmission substations.
The danger was exposed late last year when an unknown group of people was able to successfullypenetrate a San Jose, California power substation, strategically cutting fiber cables and then firing over 100 rounds of ammunition into ten transformers. The attack highlighted how even a low-tech, small-scale attack could potentially takedown the entire grid.
According to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission study, a relatively small coordinated attack in each of the nation’s three separate electric systems could cause the entire power grid to collapse. If nine out of the country’s 55,000 electric-transmission substations were taken out – in an attack similar to the San Jose attack – the U.S. could suffer a catastrophic coast-to-coast failure of its power grid.
While the federal government is keeping quiet on how real the danger is, we’ve covered numerousexamplesof how our nation’s public utilities have been breached in the past.
A memo prepared at FERC in late June for Former FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, summed up the danger. “Destroy nine interconnection substations and a transformer manufacturer and the entire United States grid would be down for at least 18 months, probably longer.” Part of the problem comes from the fact that very few of these transformers are still manufactured in the United States, with most of them now coming in from overseas.
A 2012 report by the National Research Council, written for the Department of Homeland Security,saidthat the “greatest vulnerability in the event of a terrorist physical attack on the power system will likely be securing needed replacements of high-voltage transformers.” It said restoring power “could take weeks, months, or even longer.”
One of my biggest safe addictions is my constant comparing of different web browsers. This post is being written on a basic iMac with 8GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD drive. Yes, I am using t, e latest version of Mojave and it is excellent. Since I started on the Mac, I have always been a power user. There will come a time sooner rather than later where I’ll get a top end Mac with 128GB of RAM on it one of these days! Okay, enough rambling for one paragraph, let’s get on to my thoughts on Microsoft Edge.
This post is being written directly on Microsoft Edge using WordPress off their website along with the Grammarly Extension as I use their “pro version” to keep my writing crisp.
On Monday, Microsoft announced that it officially released a test version of Microsoft Edge for the Mac. It’s a remarkably, surprisingly solid app even in this pre-launch edition. Even that we already know that its missing a couple of key features, still you can get a feel for whether Microsoft Edge is worth replacing Safari as your main browser.
A key reason that this early version is so robust, though, is the same reason that Microsoft has made this move at all. The company didn’t set out to make a Mac browser, it set out to convert its existing PC Edge into using Google’s Chromium system. That gets it a solid base that happens to also give it a Mac version.
And it’s what makes the Mac version of Microsoft Edge look very like the Mac version of Chrome. If you were thinking of moving from Safari and didn’t want to risk a pre-beta developer version of Microsoft Edge, you could download Chrome and you would get pretty much the same feel.
Safari is also less CPU intensive than either the currently-shipping Chrome or this developer Edge.
We all tend to describe our preferred browser, whichever one it is, as feeling light and responsive and fast compared to the others. The key word there, though, is feeling. If you were checking out Activity Monitor while running these browsers or if you are on a MacBook with little space, you’d unquestionably say that Safari was the lightest.
Compared to Safari, Microsoft Edge is substantially faster, so it is evident that the writer above may only have access to top end Mac “pro” laptops or desktops unlike us regular folk. This Beta Browser is stable and has not crashed once since I installed it. Let me know what your favorite browser or browsers are. Only YOU will know which browser works best for you.