Dr. Robert Epstein Discusses The Battle for Your Mind…

Yikes,….. lead the heart mind and the body will follow…

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224 Responses to Dr. Robert Epstein Discusses The Battle for Your Mind…

  1. joeknuckles says:

    You mean there’s a war on for our minds? Who knew!

    Liked by 14 people

    • jackphatz says:

      Well mine wanders more the older I get so if they find my groceries I need to cut my grass first.

      Liked by 13 people

      • Kris says:

        I lost my mind in 2008 when I voted for Obama, what the hell was I thinking???? Actually, in my defense, both candidates sucked, BO or McCain????!!!!

        Liked by 5 people

        • Toenail says:

          Don’t defend the vote. Just say you were temporarily insane.

          Liked by 10 people

          • Charlotte says:

            I saw through Obama straight away when he began campaigning. A friend really LOVED him and I warned her that he was a no goodnik liar and deceiver.
            I was right.

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        • J Gottfred says:

          That is how I feel about my 2012 vote for Dianne Feinstein. The next year, 2013 when Snowden exposes the NSA surveillance programs, I find that she is cornerstone for and in the deep state’s pocket.

          How I rue that day!

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        • Doug says:

          I did the same… we all have our regrets thats for sure but its not like Mcinsane was a much better choice

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        • G. Combs says:

          Which is why I voted Ron Paul instead of Traitor McStain.

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        • Mr. T. says:

          Kris, the RNC gave us nothing but rotten apple candidates in 2008 and 2012. Had the elitists had their way in 2016, their BOY, Jeb Bush, would have gotten the party’s nomination and once again the RNC would have run another loser against a demoRat.

          I live in Arizona. I know all too well what a self-serving POS John McCain is. However, I voted for him anyway in 2008, not that it would have made a difference if he became POTUS. I voted for Mitt Romney in 2012. I can’t stand the SOB, but I can’t stand Obama even more.

          In 2008. Obama’s backers bought him the best Public Relations Campaign that money could buy, based on nothing by lies and false promises and nothing else. There were also many voters who never bothered to look at Obama’s background, for if they had, they would have known that he was NEVER qualified to be president. They just voted for him because he was black and they felt good about electing the first black man to the White House.

          In 2012, because Mitt Romney was such a lousy candidate, many republicans just stayed home. Had those voters actually showed up at the polls, Romney most likely would have won, but the country would have lost again no matter if Obama or Romney was in the White House.

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          • boogywstew says:

            I wonder if Romney even really lost?

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            • Mr. T. says:

              Boogywstew, based on voter turnout numbers for Republicans, it appears as though many stayed home as Romney wasn’t able to get the voters fired up. He was very weak during the debates against Obama, when he should have taken the gloves off and really let Obama have it for the lousy job he was doing. McCain had the same problem during the 2008 debates. He stated that he didn’t want to run a dirty campaign, but yet never had a problem doing it during a senate race. Losers, all three of them.

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            • All those bizarre irregularities,100+% of votes in a precinct for the Usurper etc. Those touchscreens that 99% of the screen showed BHO even when the person was touching Romney, etc. Very troubling (& shocking Hillary didn’t pull a similar coup off at the voting booth)–busing in people across county/state lines, dead people voting, the felons voting, the illegals…Oh & let’s not forget the Black Panthers intimidating voters in 2008 & BHO’s (IN)Justice Dept refusing to prosecute a clear cut case…

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            • The Jimmy Jackz says:

              I suspect he didn’t.

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        • jackphatz says:

          Technically I voted for Sarah Palin. John McCain made her lose.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “candidates sucked”

          That is why I usually vote Libertarian here in NY.

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      • That sounds like all the ADHD people I live with!

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    • Carrie2 says:

      joeknuckles, when I started studying Computer Science, had a great teacher who right up front and immediately warned never ever join any social site. In other words, they own you, have your profile to”share” or use at their discretion. Both FB and Google knew and know what they are doing and have done as both founders dislike Trump to the nth degree. Zuckerberg alone has hundreds of visits with Obama. Amazes me that they earn their billions here but want to takeover our country to communism which will take all that money and comfort from them. They know computer logic but not freedom and rights logic. I have tried over year to relate this to my email contacts but there are those who still like to write trivia on FB, who show horrid selfies of themselves, write hate and not not friendship, or just waste of time on these two sites instead of informing themselves about America and getting out and getting some exercise!

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      • Anon says:

        Not so much communism as Oligarchical Collectivism

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        • G. Combs says:

          Was Karl Marx and his philosophy about helping the ‘down-trodden’ or was it really about re-enslaving the middle class that had escaped serfdom? My comment on the Karl Marx and why Communism/Marxism has always been nothing but a scheme to trick the middle class back into serfdom. Great Britain/Europe has ALWAYS been an Enemy of the USA. they just changed tactics.

          An explanation of WHY corporations LOVE Socialism and HATE Capitalism — see E.M. Smith’s “Evil Socialism” vs “Evil Capitalism” and link

          The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his ‘natural superiors,’ and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, callous ‘cash payment.’ It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious fervor, of chivalrous enthusiasm, of philistine sentimentalism, in the icy water of egotistical calculation. It has resolved personal worth into exchange value, and in place of the numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom—Free Trade. In one word, for exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions, it has substituted naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation.” ― Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

          Toss that quote at your socialist buddies and ask them WHY Karl Marx favors “the motley feudal ties that bound man to his ‘natural superiors,'” and HATED the middle class aka the bourgeoisie.

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    • yy4u says:

      🙂

      I think it used to be called propaganda

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    • clairebee says:

      I cannot access CTH on my google bar. It says there is a block. I go to Duck duck go and then I can access.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Two interesting videos on Hogg. Just my two cents, but do believe Hogg is not what he wants the public to see him as. Do believe he is not a very lose diabolical cannon.

      This video shows how these kids are on script, which the second video shows too.
      This is one scary group.
      “By admitting that his peers need a simple script when contacting their lawmakers, Hogg inadvertently exposed the fact that all of the high schoolers screaming for gun control and walking out of their schools really have no idea what they’re talking about. Apparently, they can’t even put a few sentences together when calling the elected officials whom they’re now threatening to “vote out of office.”

      In this video I feel that it shows Hog as a huge brat even before the shooting.
      “David Hogg, (son of retired FBI agent) a student activist in the Florida school shooting, was also featured six months prior to the shooting in this news story, on a California beach. He is also shown in this #MGTV video rehearsing his lines for a CNN interview. He is now an activist against individual gun ownership. ”

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      TY Sundance very good post.

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    • lokiscout says:

      Saw that last night. Don’t know if its real or a hack. Someone on here was going to look for the referenced memo today thinking it might take 24 hours or so to update the website.

      I would like to know what it means also. If anything.

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    • WesternWhere says:

      Step one: What is Section 7058(d)?

      6 (d) REPURPOSED FUNDS.—(1) Of the unobligated bal-
      7 ances available under the heading ‘‘Bilateral Economic As-
      8 sistance’’ in title IX of the Department of State, Foreign
      9 Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act,
      10 2015 (division J of Public Law 113–235)—

      Ok. next step.

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      • WesternWhere says:

        It’s money from all these funds and mote. This is just a few.

        (RESCISSION OF FUNDS)
        SEC. 129. Of the unobligated balances available for ‘‘Military
        Construction, Army’’, from prior appropriations Acts (other than
        appropriations designated by law as being for contingency oper-
        ations directly related to the global war on terrorism or as an
        emergency requirement), $49,533,000 are hereby rescinded.
        (RESCISSION OF FUNDS)
        SEC. 130. Of the unobligated balances available for ‘‘Military
        Construction, Navy and Marine Corps’’, from prior appropriations
        Acts (other than appropriations designated by law as for being
        for contingency operations directly related to the global war on
        terrorism or as an emergency requirement), $25,522,000 are hereby
        rescinded.
        (RESCISSION OF FUNDS)
        SEC. 131. Of the unobligated balances available for ‘‘Military
        Construction, Air Force’’, from prior appropriations Acts (other than
        appropriations designated by law as for being for contingency oper-
        ations directly related to the global war on terrorism or as an
        emergency requirement), $41,392,000 are hereby rescinded.
        (RESCISSION OF FUNDS)
        SEC. 132. Of the unobligated balances available for ‘‘NATO
        Security Investment Program’’, from prior appropriations Acts
        (other than appropriations designated by law as being for contin-
        gency operations directly related to the global war on terrorism
        or as an emergency requirement), $25,000,000 are hereby rescinded.

        ***********************************
        Millions of dollars of unobligated balances!

        Next step: Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985

        Zoom!

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        • WesternWhere says:

          The Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, section 251(b)(2)(A) says:

          A) EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS; OVERSEAS CONTIN- GENCY OPERATIONS/GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.—If, for any
          fiscal year, appropriations for discretionary accounts are
          enacted that—
          (i) the Congress designates as emergency require-
          ments in statute on an account by account basis and
          the President subsequently so designates, or
          (ii) the Congress designates for Overseas Contin-
          gency Operations/Global War on Terrorism in statute
          on an account by account basis and the President sub-
          sequently so designates,
          the adjustment shall be the total of such appropriations in
          discretionary accounts designated as emergency require-
          ments or for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War
          on Terrorism, as applicable.

          ***********************************

          OK, I have no idea what this means, but I got the data for everyone to chew on.

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    • Chewbarkah says:

      Looks to me like Trump wants to hand the Dems another stick to beat him with: diverting funds appropriated for military purposes to build the Wall using the military. The Dems will scream that this is grounds for impeachment. I’m not sure how the legal case will stand up, but the political case would be infinitely more damaging than the fake Russian collusion crap. I oppose diverting our military from its true mission into domestic politics, and subverting the Constitution with legalistic tricks, however common that practice might be. (Plus, can no one foresee that an effective wall will flood the Gulf and California coasts with Boat People?)

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      • yy4u says:

        What about diverting the funds to build Jordan a wall to Texas?

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      • clairebee says:

        There will never be another President of the US impeached. Ever. This according to the great Christopher Hitchens who said this before he died in 2011. Bill Clinton set the bar for this.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “diverting our military from its true mission into domestic politics, and subverting the Constitution with legalistic tricks,”

        The flow of migrants, illegals, terrorists and narcotics over the border is a national security issue, NOT politics. The dimms want you to think it is politics. I don’t have time to type the relevant portion of the U.S. Constitution right now. I will have to find it on-line and bookmark it, so i can copy & paste.Back to the kitchen…

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      • Remington says:

        they are going to scream that crap anyway. If he goes out to dinner, they’ll it’s grounds for impeachment. Relax, PT’s got this..

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      • The Jimmy Jackz says:

        The wall is a defense from foreign invasion. That seems appropriate for the military to do imo.

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    • clairebee says:

      It’s sounds like he is shifting appropriated funds.

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  2. simicharmed says:

    More like – Lead the Mindless and it’s body will follow….Zombies behave this way

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  3. Coldeadhands says:

    …and people are freaking out that PDJT has let them down, all while the prog / commies are readying their wrecking ball of algorithms to overwhelm elections and only a few are the wiser.

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    • BetsyRossRocked says:

      Scary sh*t !
      Saw it …. almost wish I hadn’t .

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      • backwoodsgirl123 says:

        If you weren’t already aware of it, you’ve probably been brainwashed by the commercials on TV because there are some real subliminal messages in those commercials and that’s no lie!

        They had commercials a couple of decades ago that nobody even remembers, but I do because I recognized it then for what it was. Brainwashing! Credit card commercials.

        They had people in checkout lines and showed everything going hunky dory until someone paid with cash and then literally everything came to a screeching halt. It actually showed a “people” train wreck.
        Message: CASH IS EVIL, CASHLESS is good.

        Analyze those drug commercials. Watch them with the volume turned off. Listen to them with your eyes closed. You will SEE “happy” and you will HEAR “this drug will kill you but it’s okay because it will make you happy till you die!” Some of them even cause tuberculosis, death, immune disorders, amputations, blah, blah, blah.. If I remember correctly some even cause cancer.

        Recent Progressive Insurance commercials are a hoot if you really pay attention to the messages! It shows you that they believe Progressives are brainwashed idiots and they know it, but go ahead and by our insurance anyway! LOL!

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        • Paul says:

          The Century Of Self

          Propaganda-1928
          The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.
          ~Edward Bernays/November 1891-March 1995

          This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth…
          2 Timothy 3:1-7

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          • backwoodsgirl123 says:

            Yeah, it’s happened in the church, too!

            There’s a book that I believe every Christian needs to read so they realize what’s been done to the children. Or rather, HOW they brainwashed our young people.

            The following book was required reading for those seeking a teaching certificate.

            “Teaching As A Subversive Activity”.

            There’s another book that will clarify for many why Israel is just as much, if not more at risk to this infiltration.

            Free online: “The Rainbow Swastika”

            And if His Church really wants to fight this evil, they are going to need every bit of help they can get and they need to understand that the brainwashing isn’t just pertaining to religion, politics, environment….Oh, no!

            It also pertains to the food and medicine that they are pushing at us.

            Want to know WHY our young people have difficulty passing the physical for the Military? They asked the same question during the World War.

            Want to know WHY we have all of these new diseases/disorders in one of the wealthiest nations on earth? This book answered those questions over 100 years ago.

            FREE online: “This Famishing World” has the answers and it will open your eyes to just about everything that’s rotten with the food supply and then the health issues that allow the FDA to poison and dominate us.

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  4. Alison says:

    That’s the best Michelle has ever looked.

    #MockingArugula

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  5. Mark Johnson says:

    I know Google will stack their responses according to their algorithms, but seriously, how can Google cause a voter to choose a Dem candidate if they are looking for hotels near Yakima, WA? Price check for Snap On Tools? How to access the timing chain on a GM 3.8 Liter engine?

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    • Y/O, says:

      How? Please go back, like only a couple week for goodness sake, and read some of Sundance”s posts. If you do, and if you have spirit (you know what the spirit is) then you will withdraw your question. \

      Besides, I’m not dumb, but I can’t answer the question you asked. Don’t think anyone can.

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    • Keebler ac says:

      Huh? Easy.

      Google is keeping track of ALL your searches not just hotels and Snap on tools so that the algorithm is a profile of you.

      To your point though, if you’re searching Hillary though, Google will demote Hillary Crooked Uranium recommendations and promote Hillary Extraordinary Women in History. The reverse would occur with Trump.

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      • NotALiberal says:

        So the simple answer, really, is to not use Google. My 3-year-old grandchild figured it out when I posed these questions to him.

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      • Little Annie’s Fannie says:

        It’s called subliminal programming and it is designed to plant seeds, nourish them, and sit back and wait for the desired result and you have no clue they are programming you. Much more subtle than the rack, needles under the fingernails, waterboarding but totally in the same class. We should be hyperventilating over this torture much like lefties do over waterboarding. The only difference is that they deny anything is happening when in reality it is much more perverse and widespread.

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        • PatriotKate says:

          It’s called Demand Generation Marketing. Humans are inherently predictable (93+%) based on habits and data collected. Today, marketing is all about DATA and statistical probabilities for predictive behavior. Given that data, multiple moves can be made to adjust the reach of the desired outcome. Used in the proper sense, it can deliver information to satisfy the need of the one seeking information. That’s good. OTOH it can be used as a manipulative tool to sway large swaths of an unknowing population.

          I’m in Internet Marketing (industrial side). Google and FaceBook are so powerful that companies spend big bucks just to stay in compliance with algorithm changes. They only need to tweak a little algorithm to cause a shift. On average, Google makes an algorithm change EVERY DAY!

          Knowledge of all of this ability caused me more than a decade ago to refuse to ever set up a FaceBook account because even then I saw the finite detail of what can be collected.

          Google and FaceBook need to be regulated and broken up. Technology is evolving so rapidly that it’s extremely difficult to legislatively keep up to protect consumers.

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          • clairebee says:

            My tech son told me years ago that it is impossible for the average person to in any way keep up with FB and it’s data collection and “privacy” rules. He said it is better to just not have one if you have any concerns. Sounds way worse now.

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          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            “Demand Generation Marketing.”

            Thanks for putting a name to it. I think it was last year I saw a short segment during a local news broadcast about how marketers want to steer you to their products WHILE IN THE SUPERMARKET by tracking you as move down the aisles.

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          • flova says:

            “The essence of technology is danger.” Heidegger

            Heidegger can go jump in the lake, but he has something in this statement.

            When technology becomes total, as it is headed now, we are at a level where our thinking is not adequate to deal with the problems that go along with that totality.

            Calling for deregulation regarding forms of communication that are as transforming as the printing press is a sign of confusion and desperation..

            The world changed in the 16th century because of the availability of mass communication. The masses’ minds were influenced and altered by something that had not been available to them before. . Why should television, the internet and its products, FB and Google, be considered any different?

            There have always been forces vying for the human body and mind. The difference in the last 170 years is, because of widespread knowledge and technology, the totalitarians, or Marxists, have found they can take us from cradle to grave on a global level, instead of one

            FB and Google are ideologically marxist, how could they be anything else? They would not exist otherwise. Our culture, our political, educational and financial systems have been headed that way since the 1960’s.

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    • jackphatz says:

      I remember in the months leading up to the 2008 election, before I had all kinds of ad blockers on my PC, I would see Obama pic just about everywhere. I’m sure I was using Google then but still, Obama’s face was everywhere, just that little box. If people are just thumbing through pages and the or another pic comes up it signals the brain to remember that person. How else could I still remember this after 10 years?

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    • T.L.T. says:

      That was sleight of hand. You neglected to mention the banners etc that appear when you search innocuous terms. Propaganda ALWAYS in front of your face on the web.

      People that don’t notice these things tend to agree with them.

      News about Analytica has revealed the POWER of Facebook in the last election.

      Search for anything political, read any web site like Wikipedia or Snopes, simply GLANCE at any e-mail program home page like MSN/YAHOO/AOL, all are leftist corrupted indoctrination to some degree.

      The scariest thing, to me, is the amount of information that simply does not exist on Google. Coincidentally, the things that have been overlooked are uniformly pro conservative or anti communist.

      I’ve recently searched for things I searched for 5-10 years ago & found radically different results, or none at all. Facts are being buried, social justice warrior bullshit is being showcased front & center.

      Google, Twitter, FaceBook, YouTube are censoring conservatives, NOT LIBERALS.

      Nationalize them all as critical communications infrastructure. They are public utilities worthy of a PUC.

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        Good Lord!!!
        Y’all have really turned into a bunch of Nanny State big government melting snowflake cry babies.

        “Everything will be fine once our Savior makes a law!!”

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    • dbobway says:

      Google is the Pied Piper of all the information Google wants you to know.
      Throw away your books, you don’t need a choice, you need direction.

      “Price check for Snap On Tools? How to access the timing chain on a GM 3.8 Liter engine?”
      You are seeking direction.
      Google is a privately owned company, who has a certain political bent. They share this ideology with the whole world. Google does everything many large companies do in a free market. Squash the competition, thru, paid for, government regulation. They also created technology that is hard to bi-pass.
      All the information we want is still out there. We will figure out ways around Google to find the info we seek. Keep government out of it. They also have a direction designed for all of us.
      Don’t let technology steal your soul.
      Bad trade!

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    • Doppler says:

      You’re right, MJ, not even google could save HRC from her corrupt self. But the point is everything you use google for is fed into psychological profiles that are then sold with your data to marketing firms. This may seem harmless enough if you just get coupons for auto parts in Yakima (and the beers, clothes, magazines and concerts preferred by your demographic). But when you couple google’s relationships with NSA and CIA, who have the capability to also capture every cellphone call and every key stroke you make online, plus the allegations here that the Obama DOJ gave “deliberate” unsupervised access to that data to “private contractors,” you have the most powerful opinion manipulation tools in history. E.g., I bet they can easily identify 90% of computers and households belonging to gun owners. So don’t be surprised when a hundred high schoolers led by today’s version of SDS show up protesting selectively on gunowners’ lawns. Google’s founding motto was “don’t be evil,” which is the kind of thing people would worry about only if they saw earlier than most how evil they could be. Without outside check, with google’s SJWs defining what is good and evil, and with the government agencies designed to protect us from evil anxious to get those same algorithms for their own use, we already have the “private contractor” scandal at the Lynch DOJ. People need to become more paranoid about use of their data, while government is sure to start regulating, in ways as likely as not to cause more harm than good.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “So don’t be surprised when a hundred high schoolers led by today’s version of SDS show up protesting selectively on gunowners’ lawns.’

        That actually happened here in NYS to some Concealed Carry License holders a few years ago. Now you can request to “opt out” of having your NYS CCL available for public consumption. Not only does it mark you for harassment, it also makes you a target for burglaries while you are away by people looking to steal guns they cannot buy..

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      Boo hoo hoo! Help me, government!!!

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Don’t you have something to do under the bridge…

        You’re attempting to show varicose brains. And failing.

        Big data is all about us. And all about us. Deal with it.
        Oh, btw, have a look at any web page’s source, especially with “like” buttons. Facebook has a profile on you, whether you click that button or not, and whether you have an account or not (“blind account”). Same thing with Google profiling.

        Better start reading and learning about IT security. You have a lot to learn.

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    • backwoodsgirl123 says:

      The brain processes 400 Billion bits of information a second. BUT, we are ONLY aware of 2,000 of those?” -Dr. Joseph Dispenza, D.C. The average “clock speed” of neurons in the brain is a mere 200 firings per second.

      http://www.basicknowledge101.com/subjects/brain.html

      The TV Show, “Big Bang” and others by the same producer, would put a very brief typed page at the end of his shows. KNOWING that there is no way a person can consciously read the entire page before that flash of information went away.

      Yet the brain can take it all in without YOU checking the information printer there to see if you agree or disagree. It just gets subliminally absorbed.

      The same with search results. Or web pages with stuff on the sidebar.

      You are reading the article but there’s stuff that your brain takes in from the side and you have no idea if it’s good or evil.

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  6. Ringo Phonebone says:

    I was an early adopter of Facebook. So early that some of the people I knew in college were asking me why I was there, after all Facebook was for college students (at the beginning). I was also an early exit, in the fall of 2012 when it was obvious they were collecting data on everybody. Why would you give the details of your life to total strangers? It boggle the mind why anybody is still using it.

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    • Deb says:

      I too left Facebook in 2012. The lack of privacy really bothered me. And the fact that my friends and family didn’t seem to care about privacy at all astounded me.

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      • distracted2 says:

        I am almost there. My out-of-town family is the only reason I still have an account. They won’t leave so I’m still there for the time being.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “my friends and family didn’t seem to care about privacy at all astounded me.”

        The only thing I can figure out is that it is all about convenience. People are so harried by running around to multiple part-time “Obama jobs” that they do not have time to compose an e-mail or punch a button on a telephone’s speed-dial. They figure they can pop something on fakebook and that takes care of their need to “interact” with other humans because fakebook will alert their “followers” about what little mundane things happened today in their pitiful lives..

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        • sat0422 says:

          I have given much thought to the typical user of facebook. Based on my family and friends that I know very well, I have come to this conclusion. Most are soft hearted and thrive on the recognition that FB connections provides for them. They are also mostly introverts who don’t discuss issue with anyone face to face. They are uncomfortable when questioned and challenged in their thoughts. FB allows them to project their feelings and lifestyles and then gain recognition for being outstanding, funny, in need of sympathy or whatever it is that makes them feel good as a person. Just my humble opinion.
          They are also the first to say this, “didn’t you know this – I posted it on FB!” They think everyone should read FB and they feel powerful to possess knowledge you “should” have known. I have one friend whose Dad’s funeral was about to begin when someone came by my house and told me he had died. Yep, the first words out of her mouth was this, “well, I posted it on FB.”

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          • TheLastDemocrat says:

            Yes. And at the same time, the communists have amazingly similar psychological profiles of why emotionally retarded people vote conservative.

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          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            “They are also mostly introverts who don’t discuss issue with anyone face to face”. –
            I know several people on FB that this (as well as more of what you wrote) nails it right on the head. I know some people that do not like to talk on the phone, either. One is on FB, the other does not use computers.

            “well, I posted it on FB”. — I hear that way too often as well. It seems to many users of fakebook, that is the only realm that matters to them.

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      • NotALiberal says:

        I hear that as well.”Well, I lead a rather boring life and I don’t have anything to hide.” Neither do I have anything to hide, but the point is that it is my life, and I have my right to privacy.

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  7. Y/O, says:

    Forget about my question 10 minutes ago on the last thread: Has anyone asked why Sundance hasn’t made a post in over 8 hours?

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    • Marygrace Powers says:

      Only one answer/
      sd is working 24/7/365.

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    • WesternWhere says:

      Do you not wonder if he sleeps? Or maybe goes out to dinner on a Friday night. Perhaps Sundance likes to go fishing once in a while.

      Thanks for everything you do SD!
      We love ya!

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    • spren says:

      And yet you are here commenting on a post he just put up!

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    • Y/O, says:

      What did I say wrong? I asked a question on a past thread 10 minutes before this one. Then Sundance, with this powerful post, answered my question. I then withdrew my question.

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      • jello333 says:

        Don’t worry about it… I thought it was kinda funny. It’s just that you accidentally struck on a common meme around here that Sundance never sleeps. I thought I had him a couple years ago when I asked him point-blank if he was a vampire, and he didn’t answer me. I was like AHA, he won’t even deny it! But then I remembered that even vampires sleep from time to time, so that can’t be it. Now my theory is that he’s a mad scientist from the future who has perfected cloning… and has several of himself on standby in case he needs them.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “why Sundance hasn’t made a post in over 8 hours?”

      Sundance would probably like to take a break once in awhile. However, if a new thread does not get posted on a regular basis, the older threads are starting to get really long (1000+ comments, some closer to 2000)

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      Palm Sunday. Hosanna in the highest!

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  8. bkrg2 says:

    Last comment in video is the scariest “once congress sees our proof, they will take action”
    Yep, action like figuring out how to big tech to cheat the system for thier benefit…

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  9. WesternWhere says:

    Duck Duck Go and delete your Facebook.

    This is what the consensus mind control produced:

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/books/review/the-righteous-mind-by-jonathan-haidt.html

    From 2012, very prescient. Enjoy, because they’d never publish something like this in 2018.

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    • NotALiberal says:

      What’s funny is I deleted my fakebook account about a year ago, because I was uncomfortable with the amount of information they had of my life, and everyone in my family/friend circle gave me an endless amount of grief for it. Ironically, who is deleting their accounts as fast as they can now?

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “I deleted my fakebook account”

        A younger brother of mine tried deleting his fakebook account recently. He said he was not able to remove his name, just all his data. I will have to inquire from my children if perhaps he did not use the correct method for deleting an account.

        In the last week or two when I saw the all the top honchos of all these “social media” got together for some pow-wow someplace, I decided that I was going to get over to Linked-In and delete my obsolete account that I just put up when I considered trying to re-enter the workforce. Previous to that, the only thing I ever put on-line was some data at Classmates.com for High School Reunion purposes. Everything there was still the same as published in my Yearbook.

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        • NotALiberal says:

          There is a deactivation feature and then there is deleting your account, the instructions for which they make very difficult to find. What’s weird is you cannot log in for 2 full weeks even after you delete your account or you will restart your account. I disabled the FB app on my phone and also on my computer and tablet so that I wouldn’t accidentally get signed in again.

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      • yy4u says:

        Facebook is a cancer. I rarely check my account but have to have it because it is the ONLY way my dog trainer lets one sign up for new classes.

        I post nothing about myself but you can bet your bippy if you still have one after eight years of Obama that Facebook knows all about me. And EVERYBODY ELSE.
        And like NPR shared it’s subscriber list a decade or so ago (in Boston I believe) with the Democrats, you can bet Facebook has been doing the same. Zuckerberg and his employees are too openly Leftwing and too immature to do otherwise.

        When the Left sicced Anita Hill on Clarence Thomas decades ago, Justice Thomas pointed out he was the victim of a “high tech” lynching. This is the first instance that I’m aware of of anyone understanding how technology can be used to destroy someone’s life without taking that person’s life literally. Hill and all did not succeed in keeping Justice Thomas off the SCOTUS, but they did perfect using high-tech as a weapon. Since then, how many “accusers” have destroyed Republicans’ candidates? The Clinton WH received raw FBI Files on Republicans in the Eighties (Filegate) — how many Republicans now roll over and play dead because of information in those raw FBI files. American Bolsheviks don’t need to risk their lives literally take over the country — they have Google and Facebook. They don’t need Gulags, they can use 40 year old accusations, porn stars, accusations of not paying Taxes (Romney), etc., etc., etc.

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        • backwoodsgirl123 says:

          Yeah, FB is a cancer, but it helped me to sever myself from a toxic “friendship”.

          After years of this so-called friend begging me to get on facebook I finally did. Only to find out that she was taking things I said in our phone calls and then making fun of me to her liberal friends on FB.

          She was supposed to be:

          A Christian
          A Conservative
          Someone who always seemed to need my help…crisis intervention, etc.

          But her facebook page showed:
          One of her best friends had a pentagram as a logo.
          And she’s ridiculing Conservatives, especially Christians.

          I let her know she got found out and posted that to her FB page. She tried calling me about 20 minutes later and I haven’t talked to her since her post.

          I now don’t have to listen to her crying over the phone because of some crisis she created for herself. I don’t have to get woke up at 3am to calm her down, etc. Furthermore, I don’t have to keep warning her to save money for emergencies when she goes and blows it. Or tell her she’s setting herself up for failure time and time again.

          The last time I talked to her, she was homeless, couch surfing, about to lose that new expensive car that she bought and is still blaming everyone else for the problems of her own making.

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  10. Coldeadhands says:

    Once again, Sundance had surgery recently and may still be convalescing. Weekends tend to be a little slower…people have lives to live. On the other hand, if Sundance deems fit, there can sometimes be a flurry of posts even on weekends.

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  11. PgtSndThinker says:

    Does anyone have a feeling for which demographic is the heaviest facebook user? I know my college kids left FB years ago.

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    • Sentient says:

      Losers.

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    • Minnie says:

      My 3 boys, as well.

      They detest drama and groupthink, and told me those were the most important reasons for deleting their accounts.

      Gosh, our children are intelligent!

      🙂

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    • Jedi9 says:

      Does anybody remember “MySpace”?????

      Might answer questions regarding “Facebook’s future, having the same outcome as “MySpace”!

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    • The Boss says:

      There is an oversaturation of “solutions” in the social media market, which when coupled with overexposure to newly reported risks of sharing personal data, will cause younger people to find simpler means to communicate. They may even motivate the older age cohorts who are the heavier users of FB to look into something new.

      Not only is Facebook facing a backlash from the misuse of its user data, it might well (as other posters note) begin losing subscribers. For example: The younger generation is avoiding Linked In. (It’s their fathers’ Oldsmobile). Instead, they are using text and video messaging apps to keep in touch with their network of friends. These are more personal and engaging contacts, and they are made quickly. FB is in the same boat.

      Kind of a long-winded answer, but I think this will help you in some way.

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    • Deb says:

      People like my in laws. Age 50-75 demographic. People my age use it to share pics of their kids with relatives, that is it. I left the platform in 2012. I came back to fight for Romney during the election and didn’t return even in 2016. It’s Big Brother on steroids.

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    • distracted2 says:

      Yes, baby boomers.

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    • jackphatz says:

      30 somethings working females still posting pics of kids and family events to their other 30 something females doing the same thing. They are some of the busiest people on FB, most likely to leave their FB app open all the time.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “which demographic”

      When I met a number of people in my area in the “New Yorker’s for Trump” volunteer effort, most of the people in their 40s-50’s where on fakebook. They wanted me to join, but I refused. Later in the campaign I brought up the fact that FB allowed a “Kill Trump” page as not violating their “community standards”, yet if someone had something about Islamic female genital mutilation that was blocked as being offensive.

      About a year later one woman admitted she was spending about an hour per day on fakebook, time that she realized was for the most part, not productive.

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  12. BetsyRossRocked says:

    Prayers for a speedy recovery Sundance !

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  13. Ari says:

    LOL, republicans are a decade behind the learning curve. It’s amazing the GOP ever wins an election.

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  14. Internet Bill of Rights. Sooner the better

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  15. A2 says:

    This is why Google and Zuckerburg (Faceplant) have been denied access to China (though both were crawling on their knees to snag a billion customers). China has its on Google and Propagandabook, thank you very much. Takes one to know one.

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  16. blind no longer says:

    Thank God I have never been on Fakebook. I was very resistant to computers when they first started being used by individuals rather than just companies/government agencies. I was very resistant to it at work but was forced to become halfway competent using one as my job required.

    I used to call them the Devil’s Box. Looks like Big Tech may just make it a reality.

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    • mj_inOC says:

      Will be interesting to read the parameters of this study; double-blinds, etc.

      Most of us realized years ago FB was ‘click bait.’ FB employee neighbor in LosAltos almost agreed.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “the Devil’s Box”

      It is just like a television – mere innocuous technology that can be used for good or for evil. It can be used for viewing pornography or movies glorifying murder, or an educational cooking show or streaming a Bible conference live from the other side of the country.

      A firearm is in the same category. It is merely a tool that fires a small projectile at a high velocity. Hitting a small target reliably and consistently is not as easy as it looks in the ,movies. Which is why target shooting is an Olympic sport.

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      • blind no longer says:

        Agree 100% DI. My experience at the time was in regards to people actually checking into the psychiatric hospital where I worked due to depression and internet addiction.

        Had many people who started having online affairs with people and resulted in some of them leaving their spouses after 20 to 30 years of marriage, only to find that online person wasn’t who they thought they were. People seem to have lost their ability to communicate verbally and lack social skills sometimes because they can do it all from behind a keyboard or phone.

        This is why I reference it as the devil’s box. It is a wonderful tool and can provide a wealth of information, but also destroy at the same time. IMHO

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “but also destroy at the same time. IMHO”

          Well, if we did a survey, I think TV and computers have done significantly more damage than good,. Not only influencing and reinforcing a tendency (that was already there) for bad behavior, but the shear amount of WASTED TIME people have spent vegetating in front of a screen (many times watching how other people supposedly live). So I agree the “Devils Box” label fits.

          My old 34″ Sony CRT (that I got for free from someone upgrading) died a little over a week ago. It took me a week to cart the 203 lb. box to the town highway garage for recycling. A few months ago they start charging $5 for TV disposal, so I got my money’s worth there. I bought a LCD TV from my brother and his wife back in Nov. 2015 and still have not hooked it up. Maybe I will get to it this afternoon so I can watch Mark Levin on FNC tonight.

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  17. Y/O, says:

    I live in a very small area of the country. Biggest town? Maybe 17,000. But it’s a special area, includes parts (small) of 2 other states. When out to a bar to watch the basketball game (what a game it was, little college in Chicago, which I have never heard of, made the final 4). I digress.

    Oh yeah, met new guys, younger, much younger, two marines, left that one and on the way home stopped in on another. There I am at the bar, just put my order (Yuengling) when a guy who met me one time, over a year ago. We talked about all kinds of things. He brought others in, I did too His his woman looks like Sandra Bullock (spitting image).

    Next think we knew, I had a Marine & a Navy (22yrs, chief petty officer) guy. Dang, I keep digressing, I don’t know why I do that, but I can’t stop it no matter how hard I try. But I won’t stop trying. Anyway, everybody, at both places, was 100% sure, if they try to make a move, even a little move, I am talking about even one congressperson to bring impeachment stuff to the floor then we will step up.

    President Donald J. Trump is our Commander in Chief, Just you try to touch him.

    ps: Sundance: Thank you for your service Sir!

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  18. billrla says:

    What’s Facebook? And didn’t Zuckerboy drop of out college with the equivalent of a high school degree and one year of wasted time?

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  19. lokiscout says:

    Lucky guy! Has a lady that looks like Sandra Bullock! Hope he treats her better than that bozo the real Sandra B was married to.
    Cheers!

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    • lokiscout says:

      Supposed to be for Y/O post up thread.

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    • Y/O, says:

      The marine was talking to me for like 20 minutes, standing, without giving a glance to his woman. I’m much older so it was me who pointed her out (inclusion). Me & the marine went right back to intense talk (marine talk) and I said his woman looks like someone.

      I had lost the name, while I was rolling my eyes trying to think of her name, the marine said Sandra Bulluck. I said Yeah. They he turned to his woman (btw: she was two stools down talking to the chief petty officer with her head turned the other was. Of course, she heard every word I and the marine said)

      Anyway, when I spoke to her I said: I hate Hollywood and everything in it and if the real Sandra Bulluck walked in I would walk out. Then I told her she looked like Bulluch but he was much prettier, she was real. Just before I left I had the opportunity to be alone with her.

      I did the opposite of what you hope for. I told her: ‘you’re a smart girl, don’t mess this up!’
      She smiled and said she won’t. Kind of burst heads, doesn’t it? Asking women to treat their man right.

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      • mj_inOC says:

        No, it’s all in the way we teach our children respect and biblical values… [When I first met the Mom of Daughter#1’s husband, as we got to know each other in her kitchen, she said, “I too love your Daughter, as I know she will be faithful to my Son.”]
        May it ever be!

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  20. Celtic Kelly says:

    Ok, so “Subliminal Messaging” v2.0. I know that this has been done by advertisers for decades.

    Like receiving a post-hypnotic suggestion on a mass scale. It would seem that it is working on the most vulnerable, based upon the events of the past few months/years.

    And on that note, I am going to go have a conversation with God.

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    • chrystalia99 says:

      More like subliminal messaging 21.75– far worse the even Epstein is willing to talk about. I am also going to go talk with Ha Shem, as I spend a lot of time fighting this battle already. People need to realize this is far worse than most people know.

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  21. lisaginnz says:

    Zuckerberg says “go vote” and 450,000 votes couldhave gone to Hillary? I don’t buy it. I’m on Facebook to keep up with international family and friends. That’s it. Noone does what Zuckerberg says. He’s a mealy mouthed beta. I give a flip what he says. “Go vote” could spurn right, center or anyone to vote.

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    • distracted2 says:

      Then you haven’t been paying attention. More people get their news from Facebook than from any other source. People BELIEVE what they read on Facebook. It doesn’t even occur to them to question what they are reading.

      If you don’t believe me, read the comments to a news feed on Facebook. Pick one. Any of them.

      They are sheep being led to slaughter.

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      • carole says:

        I’m with lisa: FB is the way I keep up with my family and I don’t see the problem everyone is talking about. There hasn’t been any privacy in this country for decades. And not FB or anything else makes me think or do something against my better judgment.

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        • distracted2 says:

          I am not talking about everyone. Not everyone is susceptible.

          The abuses of Facebook are worse than most people know or care to know. I use it to keep up with family also and i have my privacy settings as locked up as they can be, but I have no control over what my family and friends allow. If they don’t control the flow of data on their own pages, all of my data is up for grabs simply just by being one of their “friends”.

          If I want to relinquish my privacy, that’s one thing but not having control over it is wrong, which is why I share absolutely nothing.

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          • carole says:

            distracted: Is this right? I am not asking to challenge you but for my own information because I, too have my privacy settings locked up and I disallow anyone but ‘friends’ to see my posts, etc. I thought that extended to their pages as well, but now I see they could copy and paste one of my posts — is this what you mean? The only actual thing I have been concerned about (athough it has not stopped me) is that the 0 henchmen during his reign of terror would come after me for posting the truth about them on FB. I do use it to educate in the truth.

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            • distracted2 says:

              No. That’s not what I mean. If you use an app like Candy Crush, for example, through your Facebook account, that app can and will access all of your personal information as well as the information of all of your “friends” unless you manually change it while on Facebook.

              If you log on to a site on the internet through Facebook, the same will happen. If you get one of those pop-up boxes asking if you want to sign on through Facebook rather than register on a site, the same will happen.

              And you have no control of your information if your friends do not go through their “apps” on Facebook and manually change it to prevent access.

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            • distracted2 says:

              And, Carole, they have access to EVERYTHING – your photos, your personal messages, your DM’s, your traffic patterns. EVERYTHING!

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              • carole says:

                Thanks, distracted. This is helpful! I don’t play games or click on websites or use apps on FB or anything (I still just have a flip phone!) But I have long thought everything I post on the internet even in email is *seen*. I get ads for things I have only said, in passing, on an email. I try to follow my Dad’s advice: If you don’t want the world to know, don’t put it in writing. Also, my son used to work for an anti-virus software company and he keeps *everything* possible OFF the internet. He says even if you’ve removed something, it still exists — forever. That said, political retaliation is the one big concern of mine in this ‘free’ country in which we live.

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                • distracted2 says:

                  You’ve been given good advice. Just remember that even though you don’t do any of those things, that your friends likely do and may be allowing others to spy on you.

                  My mantra is proceed with caution. And have fun!

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      • you ain’t kidding…if i hear someone say “i saw” or “i read this thing online that said blah blah blah….” and i ask them WHERE did you see that….9 times out of 10 they say “facebook”….i’m convinced that more people today ingest new information presented to them, no matter the subject,…from facebook over any other source available. they either read it directly from, or click a link to it via facebook. facebook is the conduit. there are millions of people in this country alone…that are absolutely addicted to checking facebook using any method available to them, be it phone, tablet, computer…whatever…THE INSTANT they have a free moment as they go about their daily activities. at work, ther’s one particular office i routinely have to enter where each person’s workstation has 2 computer monitors….and every time i go in that room for something EVERY SINGLE PERSON in the room has their FB page up on one of the 2 monitors. it makes me want to scream.

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        • distracted2 says:

          And I forgot to mention that all of Facebook’s news is curated – curated with a very liberal slant I might add.

          To make things worse, there has been a deep censorship of conservative news sites allowed during the past two weeks. Something from Fox might show up once in awhile but the majority is from fake news outlets.

          It’s nothing but brainwashing/gaslighting. When that’s all a person is fed, that’s what they begin to believe. Facebook has been very effective in this effort.

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          • paulraven1 says:

            Not just fascistbook. All these sites headlines and news are curated. It is becoming impossible to find straight news on the internet.

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            • distracted2 says:

              Yes, one really has to do his/her homework and most people, frankly, can’t be bothered. Social media has taken advantage of this weakness. And I don’t mean the “weakness” of people necessarily but the weakness of the system of news distribution we have allowed.

              I thank God every day for the Treehouse and the Treepers who give so much of their time to educate all of us!

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        • paulraven1 says:

          My brother (a non-insane progressive) used to send me all sorts of emails about events and issues prefaced by “the NY Times said” or “interesting piece in the NY Times…” But I shot this down so many times this has trickled to a stop. I think he rationally understands in some part of his mind that the NY TImes is specious but he can’t let go of it. It’s the bible to progressives.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “facebook is the conduit.”

          One of the guys in his early 60’s that I met on the campaign trail was slamming me for forwarding all these high quality e-mails about things not in the MSM. He said I was attempting to be his “news source” and he was doing just fine.

          Where do most of these people on fakebook get their news? You guessed it -Fakebook.
          Hardly anyone I know uses e-mail for personal communication anymore. Of my friends that do, all of those are NOT on fakebook. I cannot even recall the last time someone sent me a personal e-mail that was on FB.

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          • distracted2 says:

            People believe the news they consume on Facebook is gospel and they cannot be convinced otherwise, which is why it is so dangerous. Once Facebook gained people’s trust, they began to abuse it.

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      • TwoLaine says:

        They are sheep WILLINGLY being led to slaughter.

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    • chrystalia99 says:

      he’s a mealy mouthed beta who is *right*. As someone who has been tracking the development of psychographic segmentation for decades, and knows what they can do with social media and news, I am telling you– Zuck, for once, is telling the truth, and not even the worst of it. It’s targeted at people who started school in the early 1970’s, so those older, or home shcooled and kept from heavy media/ internet use, don’t get hit as hard.

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  22. Beverly says:

    I saw my cousin’s daughter and her husband, both brought up by good Republicans in Georgia, marching AGAINST the Bill of Rights today and bragging about it on Faceplant.

    I feel sick.

    The daughter was taught to shoot by her own father, a Southern libertarian; both studied at an engineering school. But the Enemy still got to them and poisoned their young minds, so now they’re marching Against Freedom and believing it’s For Life.

    I feel sick.

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    • chrystalia99 says:

      Yep. Beverly– people have no idea just how powerful CA is, or how much trouble we’re in. I write about them on my blog extensively, when not being harassed by the MIB.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      I’m reading a biography of Patrick Henry. It occurred to me that the instinct toward freedom may not be something inherent to all people, not a universal endowment. Is this possible? I had never considered this. That is to say, “freedom” may be an abstract concept to some, and one that fares poorly against stronger instinct to safety, belongingness, collective reassurance. And something that can be fairly easily turned against itself.

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  23. millwright says:

    CK; I recall early experiments in ‘subliminal suggestion ‘ performed in movie theaters ( a captive and measurable audience ) . It was crude and I found it annoying, but from my recall of my reactions it did work ! One theater pumped exhaust air from the popcorn machine into the screening area . Today’s technology is far more subtle and probably even more influential as Dr. Epstein suggests .

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    • chrystalia99 says:

      Epstein doesn’t begin to give you the whole story on this– but then again he might not know. A lot of the things these guys do, especially their military parent company, is really under the radar. Trust me– I don’t sleep well at night and I have been stalking these spooks for over a decade.

      It is far far worse than Mr. Epstein is saying, and CA is really bad news. Look at their parent company’s nice new website for their nicer new facilities in Arlington VA– since they are now in our state department courtesy of a fat contract. https://sclgroup.cc/home

      They played both sides recently in the Ukraine, BTW– as well as in Libya, Syria, iran, Iraq, and a lot of other garden spots over the years. Nice to know Obama’s minions hired the best in regime change…..

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  24. chrystalia99 says:

    Sorry, but CA and their parent company *are the real problem*. They have both built a very large business dealing in “sweeping social change” and regime change, militarily and governmentally speaking in the case of SCL group, the parent company– that now has a very big contract with our own state department, secured for them during Obama’s reign by Michael Flynn– supposedly to change hearts and minds in the Middle East and elsewhere.

    Don’t believe that at all. These people have been the leaders in mass perception management for decades. And BTW– CA’s top CEO people Also donated to and supported Hillary, through facebook. CA plays both sides of the street as does SCL group. I have been tracking SCL for a decade or more now, and they are really bad news, as are CA and Robert Mercer. While Mercer may have supported Trump, he, like Soros, is *only on his own side, and very dangerous as well*.

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  25. Bud Klatsch says:

    Well, we said it a tad differently in the Army. ‘If you grab then by their ……., their hearts and mind will follow.’

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  26. paulraven1 says:

    How can the FCC not take on this issue?

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  27. Little Annie’s Fannie says:

    Does anyone keep having an Amazon “winner” questionnaire keep popping up? Tried to go to open thread but it says the thread is restricted and I need a passcode to enter. This is getting frustrating and I wondered if conservative posters have been targeted. Anybody know how to disable or stop it from coming up on an iPad?

    Are they already controlling me?

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    • Katie says:

      It’s happening to me, and yes, it’s annoying and no, I haven’t found a way to stop it. Ad Block app isn’t helping, restarting and clearing history isn’t helping. It seems to occur on the days I’ve clicked on QAnonPosts (dot) com first but that may be a coincidence.

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    • PaulM says:

      The only fix for an ipad is to take it out to the garage and beat it with a hammer. Then get yourself a burner phone. You will save a lot of money and have some security. ipads are the hallmark of liberals.

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  28. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    A computing term going back to the earliest days is “G I G O”, which stands for “Garbage In-Garbage Out”. Which meant that the computer code to run the machine was paramount to the quality of the results obtained.

    Our minds operate the same way. After believing the gospel of our salvation:

    1Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

    We are instructed to renew our minds by using the word of God, which for us is found in the KJV bible. This is God’s method for “reprogramming us” to break free of the shackles of sin. Examples abound of the transforming power of the gospel:

    Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    The word “worketh” here is the same Greek word we get our English word “energize”:

    1Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

    Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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    • fuzzi says:

      Amen. Through prayer we speak to God, but through reading the Bible God speaks to us.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      There is another thread we could go to discuss theology, if you want. We are suppose to stay on topic I will post this over there:
      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2011/02/02/the-chapel-door-is-open-part-4/

      The reason for all the confusion in the professing church and myriads of denominations is not observing and obeying this verse and mixing things up. There are books in the bible for the nation of Israel and books for the Gentiles today (Romans thru Philemon) :

      2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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      • backwoodsgirl123 says:

        I reckon if I believed like you, I never would have become a Christian then, because Jesus is in the OT and I got saved, not through the NT, but through the OT.

        Isaiah 53 is what brought me to the Lord.
        Jesus didn’t come to do away with the OT, Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy.
        ALL of God’s Word shows Jesus and He speaks through the OT and the NT.

        And that’s all I’ve got to say on the matter.

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  29. covfefe999 says:

    FTC will need to regulate social media sites and search engines the way they do TV and radio. When it comes to politics: equal time.

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    • PatriotKate says:

      Well, since we don’t see equal time through radio and television, I seriously doubt the FTC is the answer without other regulation.

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  30. kiskiminetas says:

    Ever since the printing press those in power have used the written word to manipulate the populaces. Think about that and what has been going on today and has for centuries. Hell, look at what our politicians have been doing for hundreds of years in this country. When entities over time brainwash people, the propaganda they spewed becomes a core belief to the initiated people. In today’s world it is so much more devious and quite frankly it is in your face. It is in our schools, media, government, work places and everywhere. All brought to you by people who don’t truly care about you but rather only themselves and power.

    In lieu of that fight back and educate any people and all you know about what is truly going on in our nation. Be a beacon of light to them so they too in turn will be lights to others. Never back down and always move forward in this battle for the soul of OUR nation.

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  31. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Anyone who pays attention to American “news” can see how “news” is used to control our perceptions in order to ensure public acceptance of the Oligarchy’s agendas.

    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/03/30/how-they-brainwash-us-paul-craig-roberts/

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    • T.L.T. says:

      PCR or Paul Craig Roberts is an ANTI AMERICAN SHILL.

      There is nothing good about the US or US govt in his eyes, which is complete BS. Has the govt done bad things? In spades. Is the US govt entirely evil? Only a child or a shill would say yes.

      The US is all that stands between light & darkness today. When we fall, and we’re going to, the darkness will come.

      Those who enable the darkness to cover the earth will be utterly destroyed. Them, all their works, and the memory of them.

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “PCR or Paul Craig Roberts is an ANTI AMERICAN SHILL”

        I think a better way to characterize his position is that he is anti- “deep state” American Government. There is a vast difference. I will let God judge what is in his heart. I trust that most readers here will have the discernment to evaluate what he says. The latest is “we are all going to die because of John Bolton”. I have a few verses to send him to let him know otherwise. Those below are what I practice, not what I will send PCR concerning his latest doomsday predictions.

        1Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
        2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
        3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
        4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
        5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

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  32. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    I made this up & sent it to my kids
    7 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook

    http://www.mensjournal.com/gear/collection/why-were-getting-off-facebook-in-2015-20141231?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_399561
    8 Good Reasons to Quit Twitter

    http://www.mensjournal.com/gear/electronics/8-good-reasons-to-quit-twitter-now-20151118

    Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
    2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
    3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
    4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

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    • T.L.T. says:

      Trump communicates to his base using Twitter & FaceBook.

      That is THE ONLY REASON needed to maintain an account at either or both.

      GOD does not expect us to be ignorant of what is taking place around us, & in fact encourages the reverse. “When you see the storm approaching…” “when you see these events unfold…”

      Trump is only president because Christians voted for him en masse, and many found out about him on FaceBook & Twitter.

      Limit your use & personal info on the sites. Follow Trump, thereby supporting him & MAGA.

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  33. TwoLaine says:

    I think all of this CA vs USA is B.S. Ad people have been doing what is alleged here for AGES, and in political campaigns. Oh My! Direct mail targeting has been around LONGER than I’ve been around, and, not to brag, but that is well over 5 decades and climbing rapidly.

    Like direct mail, you have two choices, read or use for winter warmth as a fire starter for the wood stove or fireplace, or kitty litter for some of you. Maybe all fascistbook needs is a firestarter button (burn it all down) for use with all of their misleading and false propaganda. Then people can actually vote for themselves on what is propaganda trash and what is a keeper.

    I also think that anyone who stayed after fascistbook admitted they manipulated people for months as a “study” years ago, gets what they pay for. For their dear leader to come out now and say he’s sorry AGAIN means nothing. He’s not sorry for anything, and never will be. He hires clones just like him and fires those he finds out won’t toe the clone lies. Like The Kenyan, he knows exactly what he is doing, and he will do it for the highest bidder. Russia, Germany, China, it doesn’t matter. It’s all about the Benjamins.

    These people are SICK, and THEY WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO GET WHAT THEY WANT! They believe they are morally superior for some reason and they are doing us a favor.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “after fascistbook admitted they manipulated people for months”

      Do you have “fascistbook” trade marked or copyrighted? In the light of these recent revelations, I would like to start using that term rather than my old stalwart, “fakebook”.

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  34. JoD says:

    If you miss the daily “news”, you have missed the opportunity to be misinformed, daily.
    Confucious?

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  35. Painful Reality says:

    The Irony! 12 trackers on this site.

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    • Painful Reality says:

      Make that 13 if you comment. Ghostery is a pretty cool tracker blocker.

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      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        So is Privacy Badger from EFF (www.eff.org). Add that to a couple of ad blockers and life is much simpler on the web. Occasionally you might need to disable blocking, but usually it works fine left to itself…

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  36. sDee says:

    Lawmakers take action? Hah! They love it.

    Regulation is not needed, other than to ensure open industry interface standards. Facebook and Google have carefully used their power to ensure no industry standards survive that would open up the information business to free market competition.

    Yes, of course the State has allowed this to happen.

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  37. senda72 says:

    How to Permanently Delete a Facebook Account
    This wikiHow teaches you how to delete your Facebook account with no option of retrieving it later. You cannot perform this process from the Facebook mobile app.
    https://www.wikihow.com/Permanently-Delete-a-Facebook-Account

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  38. Patriot 1 says:

    There’s been a war for your mind since Cain killed Abel.

    Liked by 3 people

  39. kinthenorthwest says:

    ‘Hitler Youth’ Student Gun Control March Invades Washington
    https://www.teaparty.org/hitler-youth-student-gun-control-march-invades-washington-297384/#.WrfCa4L3PZE.twitter

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  40. hellinahandbasket says:

    My 2-cents
    Give Pale Moon browser, and Duck Duck Go search engine a try.

    Personally, I haven’t used FaceBlowMe since 4-months after it was launched (I found some old schoolmates, thought it was quirky to see the images posted, then quickly my “Big Brother is watching, ahhhhh… turn it off” instinct took over – and after 6-months I deactivated my account, but it won’t let you delete yourself).

    As for TwitTwat – I signed-up during the election, specifically to follow/watch President Trump (and then candidate Trump). Those tweets have been some of the best and most entertaining moments I’ve EVER had on the internet!!!! (ha)

    Hey, FaceBlowMe, TwitTwat, and Google TOLD US they “respect our privacy” – and we believed them. Fool me once. I haven’t touched Google Chrome, or Mozilla FireFox since making a dedicated change 8-months ago to Pale Moon.

    Sure, websites I visit track my IP address, I chose to go there I wasn’t pushed there by Google.
    It’s easy to ditch all encompassing GOOGLE machine, choices are out there, and here are two:
    Pale Moon Browser: http://www.palemoon.org/
    Duck Duck Go Search Engine: https://duckduckgo.com/

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      Pale Moon is just Mozilla FireFox optimized for x86 windows PCs. It is slower to update and seems to avoid some of the less stable “improvements” FireFox has attempted to implement, then had to patch. I like Pale Moon for less savvy family members because its dev(s) are cautious. I would not use or recommend it in an Apple environment.

      I have two versions of FF–ESR release, b/c some gummint and e-commerce sites absolutely require plugins to work that are no longer supported by the real, up to date FF.

      I like FireFox Beta, b/c it now rarely gives any problems and is up to date on security patches and other fixes. Never never use IE. Just don’t like Chrome–perhaps even moreso now that we’re finding out more about what G does with our data and how impossible it is to stop them.

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  41. Lactantius says:

    Edward Bernays wrote “Propaganda” in 1928. Here are some quotes:

    “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”

    “…. For economic power tends to draw after it political power; and the history of the industrial revolution shows that power passed from the king and the aristocracy to the bourgeoisie. Universal suffrage and universal schooling reinforced this tendency, and at last even the bourgeoisie stood in fear of the common people. For the masses promised to become king.”

    “Today, however, a reaction has set in. The minority has discovered a powerful help in influencing majorities. It has been found possible so to mold the mind of the masses that they will throw their newly gained strength in the desired direction. In the present structure of society, this practice is inevitable.”

    “Universal literacy was supposed to educate the common man to control his environment. Once he could read and write he would have a mind fit to rule. So ran the democratic doctrine. But instead of a mind, universal literacy has given him rubber stamps, rubber stamps linked with advertising slogans, with editorials, with published scientific data, with the trivialities of the tabloids and the platitudes of history, but quite innocent of original thought. Each man’s rubber stamps are the duplicates of millions of others, so that when those millions are exposed to the same stimuli, all receive identical imprints.”

    This is the stuff of social Darwinism. Bernays is not to blame. He saw the powerful forces embedded in propaganda and he analyzed them. Now we have Google and Facebook who have perfected “subliminal advertising” and taken it to the social justice warrior level. We are merely the “useful idiots” who consume it. George Orwell and Aldous Huxley are smiling.

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  42. JG says:

    Thank you for the great suggestions on private browsers, search engines, and trackers. Are there any truly private alternatives to Dropbox and Google Drive?

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  43. Foolsgold says:

    Hmmm, I’ve known this for over 10 years. Yahoo started it first years before that. They’re both branches of the Marist left. I used to say what’s the world coming too between it an the total access of porn to our grandchildren nowadays. Now I say we’re desperate for righteousness in this country and even big and now small churches and their quest for money and evil have rolled over much like the left. Guess I’m more about the individual person these days more than anything else when it comes to people. It’s amazing how I’ve watched the land of milk and honey discentegrate right before my life time or 61 years. There’s very little fear of God or sense of righteousness or love for our savior Jesus Christ amongst everyday people including most of mine & your neighbors. I suppose the title of “the Last Refuge” brought me here! Thanks Sundance for faith and mouthpiece! And, Thank you to all you Christian and moral supporters that visit this site! It’s truly one of the last refuges in Our country! Truth lives here!

    Sorry for winded emotional comment but yeah I feel that way these days!

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  44. RLC2 says:

    Per Tuckers suggestion, shared youtube here,
    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/292134/#respond

    and the YouTube tipped to Drudge and Breitbart…
    (we know the MSM will cover this story with a pillow…)

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