Is just me? I get the feeling the wheels are about to come off

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  • Sat, Jun 27, 2020 - 11:17am

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    Mysterymet

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    Is just me? I get the feeling the wheels are about to come off

If it can hold out until early August when I install my whole home solar that would be great. Get some canning supplies and learn how to can and pressure can. Have tons of spare lids handy. Take an EMT class, welding class, machining class etc. for defense I recommend: Buy it cheap and stack it deep. We are doing all we can to be ready and convince our friends to be ready too.

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.“

Thomas Paine

  • Sat, Jun 27, 2020 - 01:31pm

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    Is just me? I get the feeling the wheels are about to come off

 

 

 

  • Sat, Jun 27, 2020 - 02:22pm

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    Is just me? I get the feeling the wheels are about to come off

US corporations are erecting a Chinese-style social credit system to control the population.
https://news.gab.com/2020/06/26/social-credit-score-is-in-america-visa-blacklisted-my-business-and-my-family-for-building-gab/

As many of you already know we learned last week that Visa blacklisted Gaband we are now unable to process credit and debit card transactions. We learned more information this week and I think it’s important that I share it as a warning for others.

It’s not just Gab that is blacklisted. It’s also my family.

In China there is something called the Social Credit System, which was developed by the Communist Chinese Party as a “national reputation system.” This system tracks the “trustworthiness” of individuals, businesses, and organizations. “Trustworthiness” here means total and complete submission to the Chinese Communist Party. If the Communist Party deems you to be untrustworthy, you are denied access to plane tickets, train tickets, opening and operating businesses, and more.

As of June 2019, according to the National Development and Reform Commission of China, 26.82 million air tickets as well as 5.96 million high-speed rail tickets have been denied to people who were deemed “untrustworthy (失信)” (on a blacklist), and 4.37 million “untrustworthy” people have chosen to fulfill their duties required by the law.
To most Americans this sounds horrifying, and it is. I now know from first-hand experience because this social credit system exists in the United States. While it may not be sanctioned by the United States government, it most certainly has been deployed by US corporations who today have in many ways more power, data, and control over our lives than our government does. Many of these corporations also happen to be endorsing and raising money for communist organizations, revolutionaries, and the domestic terrorists burning down our cities.

We were told this week that not only is Gab blacklisted by Visa as a business, but my personal name, phone number, address, and more are all also blacklisted by Visa. If I wanted to leave Gab tomorrow (something that isn’t going to happen) and start a lemonade stand I wouldn’t be able to obtain merchant processing for it.

Simply because my name is Andrew Torba.

If my wife wants to start a business she won’t be able to obtain merchant processing because she lives at the same address as me and would be flagged by Visa.

This is obviously very concerning. We have done nothing wrong. Gab is and always has been a legally operated business. We sell hats, shirts, and a software subscription service that unlocks new features on Gab. My personal credit score is in the 800’s. I pay my bills. I have a wife and daughter to provide for, yet we are all being punished and defamed because someone at Visa has it out for me.

We were told that Visa has someone camping on our website watching our payment processing. As soon as we get a new processor up they find out who it is on their end and contact them. They tell the processor that Gab is flagged for “illegal activity” and if they do not stop processing payments for us they will be heavily fined.

When the processor inquires about this alleged “illegal activity,” Visa tells them that Gab has been flagged for “hate speech.” “Hate speech,” is of course not illegal in the United States of America and is protected by the First Amendment. As I have written, it’s not real and I refuse to acknowledge it as term. Visa doesn’t agree with me.

The reason I share all of this is that I hope it serves as a wakeup call and as a warning. If they can do this to me, they can do it to you and they likely will.

Christians need to be especially concerned and aware of this. The Communist revolutionaries taking over the United States are coming for us all. It’s only a matter of time before the Bible is labeled as “hate speech” and churches start to experience what I am going through right now.

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:17
Andrew Torba
CEO, Gab.com
June 26th, 2020

  • Sat, Jun 27, 2020 - 05:32pm

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    Ihrtmetal

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    Is just me? I get the feeling the wheels are about to come off

Well, no, it’s definitely not just you.

To wax metaphorical, I feel the wheels were removed some time ago after we summited our peak and henceforth replaced with skis to surreptitiously glide us down the North face with child-like glee. All the while, drawing water (with compounding gusto) from the lake below to maintain a comfortable snow pack throughout the ride. There are but few of us that are ‘gifted’ enough to see beyond the whoops and jumps to the eventual impact into the dehydrated abyss and even fewer that will leverage this foresight for their own benefit.

While there are many that indulge in binary outcomes; as it is less taxing to process, I am not wired in that fashion (sometimes to my detriment). Because, in that seemingly barren abyss, there will always be new paths and opportunities that won’t even be conceivable until we’re already there. People, as a unit, may shift ideals en masse but when I observe on the ‘cellular’ level, it’s all encompassed by an unyielding strive for (perceived) balance.

Distraction, deflection, diversion, division…These are the highly effective tools to alter that perception and artfully employed by ruling powers of (any) institution that has been drained of value. This and the perpetuation/endorsement of zero-sum ‘strategy’ is but one of many toxins that keys right in to those thirsty neurons in the reptilian segment of our brains.

Now, please don’t misread this as some appeal for peace, love and hippy juice and I do not view myself as some removed intellectual observer. To play off what Chris Martenson so eloquently packages, ideals should never be mistaken or substituted for integrity. We have to accept and reconcile our part (active or passive) in this whole scam in order to prevent repetition. As a self-described realist, I think most of us probably won’t. But, I gotta leave at least little room for humanity to surprise us.

 

 

  • Sun, Jun 28, 2020 - 02:46am

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    Sparky1

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    I have white American friends/family…

If you have any white American friends/family in universities, you may have noticed they are quite afraid and demoralized, as that’s where the mind-controlled victimhood-worshipping NPCs originate from and they have to bow to the intimidation/violence due to sheer numbers, but is it translatable to the larger population?

I have white American friends/family currently in or very recently graduated from universities and they are not “quite afraid and demoralized” nor are they bowing to “intimidation/violence”. They are not “mind-controlled” victims.  They are not fearful nor fodder for fear-mongers.

In fact, just the opposite. They are clear-headed, mindful of the predicament their elders and institutions have placed them in, and yet, proceed with compassion, courage and hard work to build productive lives and futures. They give me hope that we might actually be able to “build a world worth inheriting”.

  • Tue, Jun 30, 2020 - 10:29am

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    Is just me? I get the feeling the wheels are about to come off

That’s great to hear, what state(s) are they in?

  • Tue, Jun 30, 2020 - 11:05am

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    Reply tbp: States

If your comment was in response to mine:

California (spelled with a “C”, not “K”), New York (they are not “New Yakers” as referenced elsewhere on this site), Oregon, and North Carolina.

Why does it matter what state they are in?

  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020 - 09:47am

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    Is just me? I get the feeling the wheels are about to come off

Oh, I was just wondering, as some universities are much more insane/communist than others, both in terms of the curriculae/leaders and the “diversity”.

  • Thu, Jul 02, 2020 - 10:07am

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    reply to tbp: “Insane/Communist” states or universities

You asked about in which states universities that my family/friends attend(ed).

I told you and asked why it mattered.

You replied,

“…some universities are much more insane/communist than others, both in terms of the curriculae/leaders and the “diversity”.”

Which is the unit of interest: states or universities?

What are the indicators or metric(s) that one (state? and/or) university is more/less “insane/communist” than others?

Please clarify what characteristics/how the “curriculae/leaders and the “diversity”” would suggest or prove degree to which a (state?) university is “much more insane/communist than others”.

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