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  • Fri, Feb 28, 2020 - 12:27am

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    Nairobi

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    A dangerous precedent

    Does the post office open your mail, read it and then black out the bits they don’t like? Your mother might do that but the practice ends once we grow up. Maybe you don’t realize that we are all being silenced one voice at a time.

    Alex Jones was banned for example and I never thought he was particularly extreme. Zerohedge has also been permanently banned from Twitter without an opportunity for recourse and they are certainly among the best media sites in America today read by millions of people daily. Chris has recently seen Peak Prosperity demonetized on YouTube depriving him of substantial income for simply offering an objective viewpoint about this current Coronavirus pandemic.

    And now, supporters of Donald Trump may be shut down proving there is quite a lot of politics involved where private censorship is concerned.

    This is not China where a handful of men at the helm of the Politiburo can unilaterally decide what is or is not permitted to appear on any media platforms throughout their closed country but we seem to be going in the same direction albeit under a slightly different model.

    Apparently Alex Jones, Chris and Zerohedge pose such a significant risk to the narratives that they need to be censured, blocked or demonetized to eliminate their messages.

    It’s not OK.

    Social media have risen to the stature of utilities over the past decade and their subscriber numbers and revenues prove it. I do not believe it’s in the public interests to censure at this level since it opens the door to much more widespread muzzling of the public in the future.

    You need to appreciate that even discussing this topic can now be banned. Is that the kind of world we really want? I don’t think any of us would disagree with banning of hate videos like those posted by ISIS in past years or content that is viewed as repulsive by most members of society. One example might be animal cruelty videos which most normal people are disgusted by.

    But banning news content? Come on. We need to do better than that because we are now crossing the line into a form of dictatorship of the few over the the objections of the many. This is a very dangerous precedent that the circuit court has ruled on and the public needs to be aware of what rights they just lost. Particularly in light of the fact this new law is effectively global as all these companies reach to four corners of our planet.

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  • Fri, Feb 28, 2020 - 12:10am

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    Ratsny

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    Nz look out - this is total bullshit

    Here we go kids, the spin from NZ. The powers that be apparently either don’t know that this virus is airborne or they are betting most of New Zealand doesn’t know. 2 rows in front of the contagious person and 2 rows behind?!! This is a joke. We’re all fadged. Lock it down.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018736296/new-zealand-s-first-covid-19-case-confirmed-press-conference

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  • Fri, Feb 28, 2020 - 12:10am

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    Why not a pandemic?

    Not sure if this has been covered yet at PP

    This seems to be an interesting take on why a pandemic hasn’t been declared…

    https://www.unz.com/wwebb/is-wall-street-behind-the-delay-in-declaring-the-coronavirus-outbreak-a-pandemic/

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 11:39pm

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    Grayman

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    Censorship by private companies

    Censorship is just what newspapers have done for 300 years. Just because you write a letter to the editor, it doesn’t mean it must be published. Social media are in the same space as traditional media in this regard. It’s their site, not yours. So they get to say what goes on it.

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 11:32pm

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    Nairobi

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    Huge story flew right under the radar.

    While the whole world sat entranced by the Coronavirus drama that has been playing out in China and across the globe these past few weeks, a precedent setting case has come to a close that could permanently limit freedom of speech in the United States.

    And incredibly, that important decision has gone almost unnoticed by mainstream media sources who barely covered the story. So I thought this worthy of a mention today even though it is off todays thread topic since it’s important everyone understand what has just transpired.

    There has been a landmark ruling handed down by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on February 27th regarding First Amendment rights affecting privately owned online digital and social media sites.

    In the case of PragerU versus YouTube (owned by Google) the court has decided that private companies are free to limit speech and content according to their own internal regulations as private companies are not subject to judicial scrutiny where First Amendment rights are concerned. (Amendment rights are a contract between the people and their government but companies are exempted in other words).

    Although the case was reported by some outlets as suppression of conservative voices, this ruling has much wider implications in the law that could impact both websites and possibly even individual bloggers of any political stripe. Examples of banning certain outspoken people are already widespread on Twitter and Facebook.

    And now the courts have backed the rights of corporate censorship in the US using laws related to private versus public space such that there is no recourse except a Supreme Court challenge or an act of the Federal Government to establish new laws protecting free speech in the digital world of online platforms.

    To be very clear here, Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any of the other myriad private hosts are now free to ban and or block any content at their sole discretion that they deem unfit for their sites. And there is nothing you can do about it.

    And in case any of you reading this post just had a flashback to Marshall McLuhan’s prophetic phrase “the medium is the message” then congratulations you probably get what just happened since control over free speech has just been delivered gift wrapped with a nice bow to our new media overlords.

    So don’t piss off Google. They just became way more powerful than anybody might have ever imagined. And it could get personal. I think the term “corporate governance” just took on a whole new meaning!

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-51658341

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 11:27pm

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    Desogames

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    Important info in the other thread!

    I updated the https://www.peakprosperity.com/coronavirus-containment-has-failed/ thread with new measurements.

    Long story short to prevent spam; i measured my blood pressure 12 times. There’s a curve upwards and downwards. Same as with the fever.

    The fucking symptoms are intermittant – you have to measure for a long period of time or you won’t catch it.

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 11:24pm

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    Desogames

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    HAHA caught the son of a bitch (mucho more data)

    YOU CANT FOOL ME! ya stupid virus.

    I don’t give a flying fuck if everybody tells me not to measure too many times cause it’s bad for my health. THEY DONT KNOW! AND I CAUGHT THE BASTARD.

    I Just measured my blood pressure umpteen times with the same wrist bloodpressure meter. All measurements where done in the same, relaxed position, directly one after another. I varied nothing except the things written down. These are the measurements i did after 7:40 AM (leaving in the pulse ox measurements i had dont *just* prior too):

    07:40 after shower (with a towel on my head for my hair)
    Left Finger – 97/99% spo, 85-95 bpm, 3.7%-6.5% PI
    Right finger – 96/99% spo, 88-92 bpm, 5.3%-10.3% PI%

    First measurement Right Wrist
    146 Sys
    99 dia
    142 bpm

    Second measurement Right Wrist after reseating
    118 Sys
    67 dia
    94 bpm

    First measurement Left Wrist
    127 Sys
    80 dia
    90 bpm

    Second measurement Left Wrist after reseating
    128 Sys
    80 dia
    90 bpm

    First measurement Right wrist 2nd time
    153 Sys
    108 dia
    90 bpm

    Second measurement right wrist 2nd time
    155 Sys
    100 dia
    89 bpm

    Third measurement right wrist 2nd time after reseating (bit looser around the wrist)
    165 Sys
    99 dia
    145 bpm

    Fourth measurement right wrist 2nd time after reseating(bit looser around the wrist)
    187 Sys
    125 dia
    139 bpm

    First measurement Left Wrist 2nd time
    159 Sys
    101 dia
    91 bpm

    second measurement Left Wrist 2nd time
    144 Sys
    96 dia
    94 bpm

    Third measurement Left wrist 2nd time after reseating (bit looser around the wrist)
    137 Sys
    94 dia
    89 bpm

    Fourth measurement Left wrist 2nd time after reseating (bit looser around the wrist)
    161 Sys
    101 dia
    91 bpm

    There’s your fucking radar echo. I thought the first measurement was off, so i reseated the damn meter and i got a normal result. ANY OTHER idiot would’ve stopped here but noooooooo not me. Stubborn son of a bitch, i am.

    Blood ox, blood pressure, heat beat, all the other symptoms: THEY COME AND GO!

    IF YOU THINK YOU ARE ILL, MEASURE OFTEN!

    Whatever symptom you think you have, continually measure for a long long time and keep track of the >fluctuations< and not the >flat values<. THATS how you catch this son of a bitch. The temperature measurements gave me a suspicion, but now it’s confirmed: It works on all vitals.

    EDIT: the pulse ox measurements vary so much because i measured the range over about 3-4 minutes on each side. But i did earlyer see 92%/93% which i thought was a glitch and suddenly it shot up to 97% again. Maybe it wasn’t a glitch!

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 11:12pm

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    Dutch Boomer

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    Lottery

    According to the Dutch CDC you will have a better chance to win the lottery than to catch the virus. Really? I think this stupid line will haunt them in the next weeks after more and more people “win the lottery”

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 11:03pm

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    Now it's mainstream....stock up on food and medicine

    Health officials: US nearing coronavirus pandemic

    Marcus said that Americans should not panic but there are things that should be done in order to prepare for what health officials believe to be an inevitability.

    Things like stocking up on food, medicines and other essential items in the event citizens must shelter in place.

    Americans should start thinking of logistical plans for working from home and keeping the kids home from school.

    https://whdh.com/news/health-officials-u-s-nearing-coronavirus-pandemic/

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  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 10:41pm

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    Myrto Ashe

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    US assessment of China response to COVID

    This thread by Dr. Ian Mackay, who has been saying that we are all going to catch this, with long video by Dr. Bruce Aylward who headed the visit to China:

    https://twitter.com/MackayIM/status/1232803777289146368

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