Now that the Election has Passed, the Truth can be Told. Indeed, the Truth was Lacking Only in one Vital Attribute: An Angle

Now that the Election has Passed, the Truth can be Told. Indeed, the Truth was Lacking Only in one Vital Attribute: An Angle

By Investment Watch Blog

In focusing on America’s rising rates of violent crime leading up to the midterm elections, Republicans were routinely accused of playing a dirty trick on voters.

“We don’t really have a common definition of what crime means,” crime-statistics analyst Jeff Asher asserted in an October interview with NPR. Apparently, the range of activities that constituted a violation of statute made it difficult to discern what voters meant when they said “crime.” And when “crime” wasn’t a nebulous concept that eluded the unsophisticated, it was cast as a problem presided over by Republicans. “Research has repeatedly shown that crime is rising faster in Republican, Trump-supporting states,” wrote Clinton-era Labor Sec. Robert Reich. It certainly wasn’t rising in cities led by lenient progressive prosecutors, as the Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein noted, citing the entirely dispassionate research produced by the Center for American Progress. Indeed, violent crimes such as homicides and rapes were down in 2022, according to the FBI’s midyear survey. “Violent crime is not soaring,” Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank asserted. “In fact, it might be declining.”

These formless arguments orbit around one animating imperative: Neutralize the crime issue. In no less a venue than the Associated Press, a mid-2021 article previewed this approach by castigating the GOP for failing to make sufficient note of (at the time) declining rates of drug offenses and burglaries while recklessly emphasizing your increased risk of being murdered by a stranger. The GOP was deploying “a new twist on an old ‘law and order’ argument from the party’s past, harkening back to President Richard Nixon.” The GOP failed to make note of the “complicated reasons for fluctuating crime rates” in 2020 and early 2021, such as the “protests that erupted after the killing of George Floyd by police”—which were accompanied by a lot of crime and a muted response from law enforcement.

Now that the election has passed, the truth can be told. Indeed, the truth was lacking only in one vital attribute: an angle.

Speaking of mush from the wimp, I give the Biden administration credit for the rise of “gaslighting” to prominence in 2022. However, you will find nary a hint of the administration’s possible contribution to its popularity in the AP story. I pride myself in not having used the word so far in 2022. It has become a mind-numbing cliché. I can’t afford to lose the brain cells.

Of course, “gaslighting” is the word of the year — Obama or retreads from his administration are in the Oval Office:

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Military Instructors Sent by Jacinda Ardern from New Zealand are Training Ukrainian Conscripts to do the Haka…

Military Instructors Sent by Jacinda Ardern from New Zealand are Training Ukrainian Conscripts to do the Haka…

By Aussie Cossack

Military instructors sent by Jacinda Ardern from New Zealand are training Ukrainian conscripts to do the Haka…

Disaster.

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Alex Antic on the Rise of the the Surveillance Matrix in Aus

Alex Antic on the Rise of the the Surveillance Matrix in Aus

By Dave Oneegs Aussie chat

Alex Antic on the rise of the surveillance matrix in Aus.

He’s brilliant…
But can it even be stopped???

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Clashes at Foxconn’s iPhone Plant in China’s Zhengzhou

Clashes at Foxconn’s iPhone Plant in China’s Zhengzhou

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Massive “Violent” Unrest Rocks World’s Largest iPhone Factory In China

On Wednesday, unrest broke out at Foxconn’s massive iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, central China, reported Bloomberg. Videos on social media showed hundreds of workers, if not more, clashing with security personnel after a month of strict Covid restrictions. Manufacturer Foxconn confirmed the outbreak of “violence” and said it would work with local authorities to quell further violence.

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China Restricts Movement Across iPhone City

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China’s Zhongzhou, home to Foxconn’s massive iPhone factory, will begin to enforce mobility restrictions across eight districts in main urban areas on Friday. The reason, well, authorities blame it on ‘rising Covid infections,’ though we should note that the new restrictions come as massive unrest has erupted at the factory of more than 200,000 workers.

Zhongzhou authorities posted a statement on its WeChat page on Wednesday about mobility restrictions from Friday through Sunday.

“At present, the epidemic situation in our city is still severe and complicated,” the statement said. Health officials will conduct daily mass PCR tests and request that residents in high-risk areas stay within their homes.

You can find more about the chaos unfolding at the iPhone factory below…

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On Wednesday, unrest broke out at Foxconn’s massive iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, central China, reported Bloomberg. Videos on social media showed hundreds of workers, if not more, clashing with security personnel after a month of strict Covid restrictions.

Manufacturer Foxconn confirmed the outbreak of “violence” and said it would work with local authorities to quell further violence. It released a statement that said workers were furious about pay and living conditions.

“Regarding any violence, the company will continue to communicate with employees and the government to prevent similar incidents from happening again,” the world’s largest producer of iPhones wrote in a statement. 

As Covid infections increased across Zhengzhou and iPhone factory, Foxconn adopted a “closed loop” system for employees in October. Workers were forced to live on campus and were prohibited from physical contact with the outside world – including family members.

Then by late October, strict Covid restrictions for workers sparked minor unrest at the facilities of about 200,000 workers — all were banned from eating in public and forced to eat meals back at their dorms.

By early November, while Beijing ramped up its zero Covid policy by locking down the surrounding metro area — workers began to flee the factory.

Now in videos posted on Weibo and Twitter that AFP and Reuters have verified, all hell appears to have broken out as hundreds of workers clash with security guards and people in hazmat suits.

According to Reuters, delayed bonus payments triggered Wednesday’s protest. Workers were heard chanting, “Give us our pay!”

Escalating unrest at the factory added new uncertainties for iPhone production. Weeks ago, Apple said it had reduced iPhone 14 production because of the Covid restrictions at the plant. The latest round of unrest could dramatically impact output.

A source told Reuters that Foxconn would be unable to achieve production targets. They said much of the unrest is centered around recruits hired to replace a gap in the workforce.

“Originally, we were trying to see if the new recruits could go online by the end of November. But with the unrest, it’s certain that we can’t resume normal production by the month-end.”

Wednesday’s protest underscores how President Xi Jinping’s zero Covid policy that requires factories like the iPhone one in Zhengzhou to operate as “closed loops” can backfire.

“It’s really a mess,” Barry Naughton, a professor at the University of California San Diego who specializes in Chinese economics, told Bloomberg. “They’ve created a situation where the local decision-makers are under intolerable pressure,” he said. 

Besides backfiring zero Covid policies, mounting trade conflicts and geopolitical tensions have forced Apple to review its global supply chain, primarily centered in China. Some iPhone 14 production has been shifted to India as Apple begins to diversify away from China.

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American Journalist Speaks Out After Fleeing Brazil

American Journalist Speaks Out After Fleeing Brazil

By Emerald Robinson

 

Addy Adds was one of the few reporters covering protests in Brazil regarding their allegedly stolen election. Adds was forced to flee Brazil while reporting on the protests.

Here’s what others had to say:

DebraJohnson
Apparently, Konnech has their fingers in the Brazilian election, as Lulu edged out Bolsonaro.
Emerald, thanks for bringing the boots on the ground, Addy Adds. He’s a warrior in the belly of the beast.

GabbyRios59
“AMERICAN JOURNALIST SPEAKS OUT AFTER FLEEING BRAZIL”
And it’s for this reason that the people of Brazil need to start massive coordinated acts of civil disobedience directed toward the Brazilian government.
Protests are essential words, while civil disobedience is action.
You know the saying, “Actions speak louder than words!”

xcalyba
love emerald this report is so important, you’re the best.

DebraJohnson
Apparently, Konnech has their fingers in the Brazilian election as Lula de Silva edged out Bolsonaro in the Northern provinces, while Bolsonaro lead the South.

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Censor-Happy Leftist Yoel Roth Outlines Playbook to Restrain Free Speech on Twitter

Censor-Happy Leftist Yoel Roth Outlines Playbook to Restrain Free Speech on Twitter

By ALLUM BOKHARI

Yoel Roth, the rabidly anti-Trump former Twitter employee who briefly served as the site’s top censor, has penned an article for the New York Times explaining how a coalition of regulators and corporate interests can prevent Elon Musk from fully restoring free speech on the platform.

In the article, Roth, who briefly led Twitter’s notorious “Trust & Safety” department — responsible for the platform’s sitewide censorship policies — outlined the establishment’s playbook for restraining any platform that attempts to move towards free speech on its own.

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida 

Roth outlined a path for restraining censorship that will be familiar to other social networks, like Parler and Gab, that attempted to provide users with an environment of free speech — in particular, blacklisting by Google and Apple’s app marketplaces.

Via the New York Times:

Failure to adhere to Apple’s and Google’s guidelines would be catastrophic, risking Twitter’s expulsion from their app stores and making it more difficult for billions of potential users to get Twitter’s services. This gives Apple and Google enormous power to shape the decisions Twitter makes.

Roth also noted the power of state regulators. In addition to referencing European regulators, who can explicitly demand platforms take down “hate speech” and other material they deem illegal, he also points to U.S. agencies like the FTC. Despite the First Amendment prohibiting government regulation of speech in America, the Biden administration has repeatedly leaned on social media companies to take down content.

Regulators have significant tools at their disposal to enforce their will on Twitter and on Mr. Musk. Penalties for noncompliance with Europe’s Digital Services Act could total as much as 6 percent of the company’s annual revenue. In the United States, the F.T.C. has shown an increasing willingness to exact significant fines for noncompliance with its orders (like a blockbuster $5 billion fine imposed on Facebook in 2019). In other key markets for Twitter, such as India, in-country staff members work with the looming threat of personal intimidation and arrest if their employers fail to comply with local directives. Even a Musk-led Twitter will struggle to shrug off these constraints.

Roth’s article is a neat overview of the machinery of censorship that the establishment has constructed over the past half-decade to ensure that free speech no longer flourishes online. If advertisers fail to constrain Musk, Roth argues that regulators and app stores will fill in the gaps.

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TikTok Can Siphon Out All Phone’s Content To Communist China, U.S Senators Say

TikTok Can Siphon Out All Phone’s Content To Communist China, U.S. Senators Say

TikTok Can Siphon Out All Phone’s Content To Communist China, U.S. Senators Say

Two US senators called TikTok a Chinese surveillance tool, issuing a bipartisan warning as the Biden administration considers a deal that could allow the app to continue operating in the US.

It’s not just the content you upload to TikTok but all the data on your phone, other apps, all your personal information, even facial imagery, even where your eyes are looking on your phone, Arkansas Republican Tom Cotton said on “Fox News Sunday.” TikTok is “one of the most massive surveillance programs ever, especially on America’s young people,” he said.

The app is “an enormous threat,” Senate Intelligence Committee chair Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, said on the program. “All of that data that your child is inputting and receiving is being stored somewhere in Beijing,” he said.

Two Republican lawmakers, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Representative Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, said this month they’re introducing legislation to ban TikTok from use in the US and criticized the Biden administration for taking insufficient action.

Hundreds of the security specialists warned the Western Parliaments including the EU, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK that data can leak to Communist China via the popular app, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd.

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CCP President Rips Trudeau A New One, He Can Barely Walk Afterward

CCP President Rips Trudeau A New One, He Can Barely Walk Afterward

By Red Voice Media

Justin Trudeau is clearly uncomfortable here.

 

It’s clear who is the dominant one in this exchange.

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