Social Credit

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We’ve all heard of credit checks to see how you manage your finances, so when you want a loan the bank or loan company can find out whether you are a safe bet or not. A bad credit score means you probably will not get that loan you desperately need for a new car or whatever else you needed. At the same time if you are a good payer and manage to get through live without taking out a loan then that can also be a bad credit score. No credit history means a bad credit history as far as the banks are concerned.

That gets me to the title of this post ‘Social Credit’.

Recently China has announced that it is intending to bring in a social credit system as a means of denying services like flying and train travel to citizens for up to a year for those who have a low social credit score. As I write this there are about 7 million Chinese citizens on a list banning them from taking flights for social misdeeds. Misdeeds such as spreading false information about terrorism and making trouble on flights, as well as   using expired tickets or smoking on trains, etc.

This is just starting in China with the full rollout of the social credit system, which first came to light in 2014 and is to be in place by 2020. In the words of President Xi Jinping “ONCE UNTRUSTWORTHY, ALWAYS RESTRICTED”. Those words are really frightening and could put someone in the bad books for the rest of their life.

That got me thinking that if you have no ‘social credit history’ as with no ‘financial history’ then does this turn you into bad citizen? So trying to keep your head down and do nothing wrong you could be on the wrong side and lose basic services.

Corporatocracy

Now there’s corporatocracy, which is a fast approaching world where citizens need to be of value to the system. A system that is entirely run be corporations requiring a profit from all transactions. In such a system you could have a mixture of social and financial credit. The higher your score the less value you are and the more worthless you are to the system ending in you having all services removed and being discarded.

Just a thought .

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Published in: on December 15, 2017 at 07:04  Leave a Comment  
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Who are the real controllers?

There are certain people who want to rule over others, whether they are well intentioned, misled, egocentric, sociopathic or just plain stupid they are the pawns of the real controllers of this world. Trump falls into the plain stupid category, though he could fit into one or two others.

How the people could have voted for him in first place just shows how misled the people really are. But then the only real alternative was Clinton, which was no choice whatsoever. Good people are just never allowed to get into the White House race in a broken system that can only be changed by a people’s revolution. Change will never come from within, only now from without. If only the people realised the power they have and stop watching the game and start shaping their own future and not leaving it to someone else.

Our leaders only lead us into more war and make the world more unsafe.

The looming war between the US and North Korea is an unbelievable situation and will not end well. You only have to look at an atlas to realise that North Korea is a small country and is very close to South Korea, China, Russia and Japan. Any sort of conventional or even nuclear war will affect these other countries and ultimately lead to world war 3.

The fact that North Korea is building nuclear weapons is really only to protect itself from the likes of the US and its plan to rule the world and destroy any country that does not agree with it. The US has been conducting military exercises around the Korean peninsula for over a year now, which is something that our mainstream media is not willing to give us details of. The media work with governments to help bring the people on side with governments.

But why do our governments want always to have war when peace would be much easier to achieve. Why do they go for suffering and not a kind and caring world? People in general are peace loving and do not wish to have perpetual conflict.

The real powers on this planet seem to thrive on war and destruction, it certainly helps them to bring more control of the people and maybe this is the real agenda. Bringing in new laws and controls in the name of our freedom and security, when in the long term we will only be more imprisoned. More freedoms taken away and the people sleep walking into tyranny.

To bring about real change we just need to say no. We are the many and they are the few. They cannot control a people who are truly awake.

 

Published in: on December 14, 2017 at 09:32  Leave a Comment  
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Mark Rylance – Join the Conscience Campaign


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This is a wonderful idea. If we as tax payers could choose where our tax is spent then the world would really change.

Israeli TV Host Implores Israelis: Wake Up and Smell the Apartheid


See more at Haaretz.com – YouTube channel

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Walled Off Hotel opens in West Bank

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A world-renowned anonymous graffiti artist has surprised Palestinians by opening a 10-room “Walled Off Hotel” in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, drawing attention to the bitter realities of life within the illegal “apartheid wall.”

The UK-based artist, known by the pseudonym “Banksy,” opened the three-storey hotel on Friday, coinciding with the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, by which the then British government endorsed the illegal establishment of the Israeli regime on the Palestinian territory.

Read more at Press TV

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The Empire Files: Inside Palestine’s Refugee Camps

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So long as Israel treats the Palestinians this way there will never be any peace not in Israel not in the World. Palestinians have no hope they need hope to move forward. When will the World powers stand up to Israel?

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We are all one family

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France: Government Sign Executive Order To Curb French Uprising

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called for emergency powers to deal with the growing unrest in France, as citizens revolt against their government.

Valls has invoked a special constitutional article to force through a controversial bill on Tuesday that he says should put a stop to the French revolution currently taking place.

This is the second time he has bypassed the legislature on this issue amid stiff opposition from members of his own party.
Read more at yournewswire.com

The French government should listen to the people who elected them. The country belongs to the people not a few chosen individuals in a posh building in Paris.

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Lexit the Movie

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The most dangerous man

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Independent Scotland!!

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European remain propaganda

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There a lot of rubbish being spouted on both side of the ‘in or out’ campaign in the run up to the European referendum on June 23rd. More on the remain side.

Jeremy Hunt says that a Brexit would damage the NHS. No Mr Hunt, nobody could damage the NHS more than you are doing at present. Jeremy Hunt is on record saying that he would privatise the NHS.

Cameron says that the poor would be hit hardest by a Brexit. I think that the present Tory government is doing a great job of hitting the poorest hardest right now.

Cameron says the world would be a more dangerous place if we left Europe. But the present Tory government’s foreign policy is doing a wonderful job of making the world a more dangerous place.

Europe needs the UK. The UK does not need Europe.

Europe is but a stepping stone to World domination along with TTIP, TPP, NAFTA, CETA, and many other parts of the corporate agenda to take over the World and take our freedom.

I’m voting to leave. I’ve been waiting years for a chance to vote leave.

(Forsooth)

Strikes and protests in France threaten to derail Euro 2016

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This week, France is not just clearing up after its worst floods in decades. Its citizens have also moved into their third month of resistance to government plans aimed at reforming the country’s labour regulations. And as the Euro 2016 football tournament approaches, a failure to settle this long-running dispute could hit the host country hard.

The French government’s proposed employment reforms have seen strong opposition since March, and have led to large collaborative protests. Students and unions came together on 31 March with a massive general strike attended by over 1.2 million people, and this event sparked the ‘Nuit Debout‘ (or ‘Night on Our Feet’) movement – which has organised people’s assemblies and occupied city squares.

Opponents of the proposed changes have said they will reduce workers’ rights and make it easier for companies to fire their employees. According to some polls, up to 70% of the French population is against the reforms, and over 1.3 million people have now signed an online petition opposing the changes.

A government under pressure

The government plans – referred to by some as “the bosses law” – have so far prompted strike action from railway and Metro workers, from employees of 16 out of France’s 19 nuclear power stations, and from Paris refuse collectors. Air France pilots have also threatened to strike. There have also been protests at most oil refineries and fuel-handling ports in the country.
Read more at thecanary.co

Published in: on June 8, 2016 at 06:20  Leave a Comment  
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Riots, strikes: Four days to go before Euro 2016 in France

The main steam media here in the UK are not really covering this story.(Forsooth)

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Israeli rabbi bans girls over 5 from riding bikes

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An Ultra-Orthodox Israeli rabbi has introduced a new decree in one of Jerusalem’s neighborhoods that forbids all girls over the age of five from riding bicycles, claiming the activity is “provocative” and could “cause serious damage to their modesty.”

The rabbi is from Jerusalem’s Nahloat district and part of the ultra-Orthodox Haredi branch of Judaism that rejects modern secular culture. His ruling was distributed to a number of synagogues.

“We inform parents that they are obligated to forbid their daughters from age five and up from acting in this illegitimate way,” Ynet reported, citing the ban.

The rabbi said that bike seats “cause serious damage to their modesty” and the sight of girls sitting on them can be “provocative” to men.

Israel is not new to such extreme religious rulings. In December, ultra-orthodox rabbis demanded that all women avoid higher education in the city of Bnei Brak, which is located just east of Tel Aviv and known as the center of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, Yeshida World News reported. According to the decree, higher education posed a danger.

Haredi rabbis have also tried to prohibit the use of the internet and smartphones in the past.

The Haredi stance against women reached a boiling point back in 2014, when ultra-Orthodox Jews refused to be seated next to women on airplanes on religious grounds, forcing the public to petition Israel’s national airline, El Al, to “stop the bullying, intimidation and discrimination against women” on its flights.
Read more at rt.com

Published in: on June 5, 2016 at 06:28  Leave a Comment  
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Huge strikes shut France down—and could bring government to its knees

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Electricity production across France dropped yesterday, Thursday, after workers in all 19 nuclear power stations voted to begin strikes to defend workers’ rights. Around 80 picketing workers set up a barricade of burning tyres in front of the Gravelines station.

The government is already scrambling to cope with strikes in all eight oil refineries and blockades of fuel depots. Dipping into France’s strategic oil reserves hasn’t stopped an acute petrol shortage. A vote to strike by workers at France’s main oil import terminal will only increase it.

CGT union spokesperson Marie-Claire Cailletaud said, “All the nuclear stations have voted for strikes and 12 reduced production overnight.

“The rest were to follow this morning. Electricity will certainly have to be imported.”

Striking workers and supporters cut off both fuel depots on the island of Corsica. CGT official Jean-Michel Biondi said, “We’re joining the national protest movement against the Work Law and our action will continue.

“There aren’t many workers in the depots and the bosses want to intervene to make sure the fuel gets out, but we’re not going to let them.”

The escalation of strikes against a proposed Work Law last week has demonstrated vividly how workers keep society running—and how they can shut it down.
Read more at socialistworker.co.uk

Published in: on June 4, 2016 at 06:29  Leave a Comment  
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Europe’s last primeval forest set to undergo brutal logging

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One of Poland’s most commanding and impressive natural sites is the Bialowieza Forest. This is not just any forest; it happens to be Europe’s oldest primeval forest and the last of its type to exist. Spanning nearly 1,000 square miles along the border with Belarus, the forest is home to the largest bison population in Europe, along with countless other species, including lynxes and wolves.

Visitors are able to step back in time and see firsthand exactly the type of forest that once covered most of Europe. It has stood proudly since 8000 BC, and much of it hasn’t been touched by humans since the Ice Age, but now it is facing destruction as a brutal logging campaign got underway on May 25.

A newly passed logging law is undoing thousands of years of nature’s work. The environment ministry will allow loggers to chop down more than 6.4 million cubic feet of wood from the forest’s non-protected areas over the course of the next ten years, despite a massive outcry on a local and global scale.
Read more at naturalnews.com

Once its gone its gone. I’ve been wanting to go and see this forest for some time. I’d better go now before its too late.(Forsooth)

Published in: on June 4, 2016 at 06:21  Leave a Comment  
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Tory lies over the EU

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This is pretty awkward for the Prime Minister and his Remain campaign. The paving slabs let the cat out of the bag – the very same group of campaigners have just swapped a banner. Then shuffled around to pretend they are different people in a different city at a different time.

Resorting to recycling activists for photo ops betrays the lack of support for Cameron’s version of the EU. Perhaps because his Europe is one of tax avoidance, corporate hegemony and privatisation.

In 2013, he personally shielded offshore trusts – much like the one that benefited him – from an EU tax crackdown.

Meanwhile, he has always firmly supported the US-EU ‘trade deal’ the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which would allow US giants to subvert our democracy in kangaroo courts while suing our governments for being perceived to inhibit profit. TTIP would also open up our public services to further privatisation.
Read more at thecanary.co

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‘Poland is Dying Under EU Occupation’: Warsaw Should Follow British Suit

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Poland has been hindered by EU membership and would have outclassed even Germany had it not joined the European Union, Polish politician Janusz Korwin-Mikke said, adding that if the British decided to exit the EU, Poland should follow suit.

Though admitting that Warsaw has been receiving financial assistance from the EU, Korwin-Mikke, the founder of the libertarian conservative party KORWiN, said that Poland had lost more than it had gained.

“We could live like kings… Our economy was growing 8 percent […] before we entered the EU. Now we are down to 1 percent, sometimes 2. These losses are absolutely terrible,” he complained, adding that “if we had maintained the previous growth rate would have been ahead of Germany.”
Janusz Korwin-Mikke insisted that “Poland is dying under EU occupation” and therefore should leave it.

Moreover, he believes that the the entirety of Europe is dying, people will soon take to the streets and that Europe will plunge into a major crisis before 2018.
Read more at sputniknews.com

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