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The Blue Pill.
An example of the level of poor Journalism today.
A 'Senior news reporter' for Metro.co.uk reported this account below that uses a social media tweet and
images provided from the festival itself (Garage Nation).

Quote:Four people stabbed at music festival with two airlifted to hospital.

'According to reports, the air ambulance was called out to take two men, aged 22 and 26, to hospital.
A third man made his own way to hospital after being stabbed and another men was treated at the scene.

Thousands of people were at Hainault Country Forest for the Garage Nation festival in Chigwell yesterday.
A witness described one stabbing as the ‘scariest’ thing she has ever seen.

Mel Dee tweeted: ‘Just saw someone get stabbed right in front of me at garage nation.
‘I’ve never seen anything like it. Why do people do this? It was honestly the scariest thing I’ve ever witnessed.
‘He got cut so deep I could see like the layers of his skin it was so bad.’

A spokesman for the Met Police said: ‘Police were called at 7.35pm on Saturday, 30 June to Hainault Forest
Country Park to reports of a number of stabbings at a festival. ‘Officers, London Ambulance Service and
London’s Air Ambulance attended.’...'
SOURCE:

So in essence, the article was created by a Twitter comment, downloading images from the Festival's website
and maybe a telephone call to the Police. No need to leave the office!

No name of the 'spokesman' again and yet, anyone doing the yeoman's work of a Journalist on the internet who 
isn't one of these elite scribes, is frowned upon when failing to provide sources.
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Well all news papers and such have to make money. As long as there is the need to make money the truth will always be flexible. 
Its not what you tell, its how you tell it, and to who you tell it too.
"Money the root of all evil", or is it money the root of all bad reporting.
But then again look at the BBC, it does not have to make money as such but its reporting is, shall we say very "flexible"
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The Mystic Wanderer uses the word 'flexible' when explaining today's state of reporting and I must agree, but I'd add
that such an adjective is suggested with a note of sarcasm!
.....................................................

A scotsman was arrested for teaching his girfriend's dog to perform the nazi salute. The reason, to piss-off his girlfriend.
Another man of the Highlands was arrested for carrying a potato-peeling knife.

A raging Englishman was jailed because he filmed the outsides of a Magistrate's court where trial regarding a group of
ethnic-minority men were accused of grooming girls for sexual purposes. He was sentenced because the Judge said
that his actions of using his phone outside the building could prejudice an ongoing trial if published.

The mainstream media did focus on the latter because that particular individual was the co-founder of English Defence
League, a group he left later. This fact is promptly offered when the MSM reeport on the man called Tommy Robinson.

The same media will also tell you they're unbiased and that all the pertinent facts must be told, but it seems that such a
noble decree is not always adhered to.

Quote:'...Man fatally stabs ex-wife and child at Hamburg U-Bahn station.
A man is suspected of killing his former wife and child in a downtown area of the Hanseatic city on Thursday.
The fatal knife attack took place in Hamburg’s busy Jungfernstieg U-bahn station, the Hamburg Morgenpost
(MOPO) and other German media report...'
The Local:

Quote:'...Migrant Beheads 1-Year-Old Girl In Germany; Merkel Bans Media Reporting.
Angela Merkel’s pro-migrant government has banned German media from reporting on a barbaric crime involving
a Muslim migrant who allegedly beheaded his one-year-old baby daughter on a train station platform in Hamburg...'
YourNewsWire:


I do understand the social-conditioning that the media take part in. However, I'd like to know who instructed them to do it.

But lately, there's every impression that so-called 'constructive-shepherding' as been hijacked with a preferred desire.
I'm putting it mildly because if it's true and aspects of certain religious doctrines continue to flourish will undoubtedly
effect the way mainstream media will exist.
Killing people for their beliefs won't stop just because you work for the Press, there are Journalists' graves in the
Middle-East that can testify to that.

Or has it just diluted down to just click-bait...? I've heard it said that when Trump calls it a day in the White House,
many news outlets will crumble and close and the irony is that it's simply the President's current antics that is keeping
them going.

Maybe that's it, a version of American wrestling where the audience scream their outrage at the tussling politicians and
grappling commentators.

The latest bout for the paying-and-braying angry crowd is:

The BBC.

Quote:'...Trump to visit Windsor and Chequers on UK trip.
Thousands are expected to protest in London on Thursday and Friday against the president's working visit.
Police forces from across the country have been asked to send officers to assist the Metropolitan Police,
including 400 from the West Midlands force.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has granted permission for a giant inflatable figure depicting Mr Trump as a baby to fly
over Westminster for two hours on the second day of the president's visit.

Daniel Jones, part of the group that organised the blow-up caricature, said he hoped Mr Trump would take note of
their efforts online, even if he could not see it in person.
He added that, "like it or not", the government would not be able to "smuggle" the president around the country "without
him seeing anything".
Others are holding marches through the city and in Scotland -where President Trump owns golf courses...'
BBC:

Sacbee.Com.

Quote:'...A petition, by "Trump Baby" creator Leo Murray to allow the balloon to be flown was featured on 38 Degrees,
a UK online petition site, and had 10,573 signatures as of this report. The goal was 15,000 signatures, but the
more than 10,000 were enough to win over the mayor...'
SOURCE

And just like any equality-driven media, here's another side of the story. There is a happy medium, you just won't find
it in one news company!

The Express.

Quote:'...Sadiq brings disgrace to Londoners!' Peer Tears apart London Mayor's stance against Trump.
Baroness Deech has lashed out against Sadiq Khan over his decision to allow a giant balloon of an angry baby Trump
to fly over Parliament during the American President's visit to the UK.
Speaking on BBC Any Questions?, the crossbencher Peer argued the London Mayor's decision will bring "disgrace" to
the capital and its public.

Baroness Deech said it is crucial to maintaining a good relationship with Donald Trump to safeguard future relations
between the US and the UK. She said: “I yield to nobody in calling Trump, I hate to use an impolite word, let’s say not up
to the usual standards of American Presidents.
“I quite accept that. “But America has been our friend for a hundred years...'
Express:

The MailOnline.

Quote:'...Meet the men behind the anti-Trump protests:
The wealthy descendant of a Labour politician, a hard-line Corbynista and a senior university lecturer
Leo Murray, grandson of Anthony Greenwood, once climbed the Commons roof 
Momentum's Michael Chessum has co-organised the largest anti-Trump march...'
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Quote:Brilliant! Online Campaign to Raise Cash for ‘Baby Khan’ Blimp During Trump Visit Smashes £10k Target
[Image: jim-hoft-headshot-cropped-150x150.jpg] by Jim Hoft July 6, 2018 462 Comments The Muslim Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, approved an ‘angry baby’ Trump blimp to fly near the Parliament for two hours on July 13th during the President’s visit to the United Kingdom.

Ironically, the group behind this angry baby Trump blimp refer to themselves as ‘anti-fascists.’
Sadiq Khan’s spokesman said the Mayor approved the blimp because he supports the right to peaceful protest.


Brilliant! Online Campaign to Raise Cash for ‘Baby Khan’ Blimp During Trump Visit Smashes £10k Target
[Image: jim-hoft-headshot-cropped-150x150.jpg] by Jim Hoft July 6, 2018 462 Comments [Image: baby-khan-trump.jpg]
The Muslim Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, approved an ‘angry baby’ Trump blimp to fly near the Parliament for two hours on July 13th during the President’s visit to the United Kingdom.

Ironically, the group behind this angry baby Trump blimp refer to themselves as ‘anti-fascists.’
Sadiq Khan’s spokesman said the Mayor approved the blimp because he supports the right to peaceful protest.
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Now this…
A counter group is raising money for a Baby Khan balloon to fly over London with the Baby Trump blimp next week.
The group has already raised over £14,000!

Westmonster reported:
Quote:Following Sadiq Khan’s approval of a balloon mocking President Trump to be flown over Parliament during his visit to the UK, a counter-campaign has surged to over £10,000 out of nowhere for a balloon depicting the London Mayor to go up.
The campaign’s appeal reads: “To have a giant size Sadiq Khan, ‘Baby Khan’ balloon fly over London to demonstrate our unhappiness with him as our Mayor of London.”

It goes on to explain: “In light of the Donald Trump ‘Baby Trump’ ballon being allowed to fly over London during his visit to the UK, let’s get a ‘baby Khan’ one and see if FREE SPEECH applies to all and whether or not Mr Khan and the London Assembly will also approve this.”

More than 600 people have backed the move already, to the tune of more than £10k.
You can donate here.

Source


tinylaughing   It's a battle of who's the biggest baby, it would seem.  I think it's only fair that both sides be allowed to protest, right?




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(07-07-2018, 03:52 PM)Mystic Wanderer Wrote: tinylaughing   It's a battle of who's the biggest baby, it would seem.  I think it's only fair that both sides be allowed to protest, right?

And this is the problem with identity politics. If you squeal it's fair to mock your opponent,
it's also fair that they mock you. The reality is that this type of juvenile smear-campaign shows
that real discourse is out of the question.

And the perpetrators know displaying such a school-yard perception brings better financial rewards
from the young nincompoops who endorse this type of behavior.


Mind you... I'll p*ss myself laughing if the Khan balloon gets punctured by a knife-point!
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Before anyone rolls their eyes, this isn't racism.

The Grenfell Tower Block fire in London took many lives and it was massively reported by the UK media.
It's a low-income area where wealthy foreigners and British citizens invest their monies in rented accommodation
and land-banking. Some of those reporting the tragic story actually owned property around the Kensington parish.
But you won't see that in the MSM.

Communities from many areas of the UK banded together to donate food, clothing and items to replace the things
lost in the fire. Millions of pounds were set aside to temporarily accommodate those who survived the fire and
compensation was demanded almost immediately.

The same media wrote article-upon-article about the trauma and horrors of the fire in June of 2017, Hearings are
regular and the emotions make fine optics for the dispassionate cameras who needed the tears.

I felt for them, regardless of the differences in lifestyles and all the other identity-political crap that's trendy, they
had lost everything they owned and they didn't own much.
....................................

Quote:Grenfell Tower fire: Two jailed for £125,000 relief fraud.

'Two illegal immigrants have been jailed for fraudulently claiming £125,000 in relief costs by falsely posing as
victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. Elaine Douglas and Tommy Brooks were put up in hotels after claiming they
lived on the 19th floor of the block.

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Elaine Douglas and Tommy Brooks claimed they lived on the 19th floor of Grenfell Tower.


They were caught when council workers discovered their flat did not exist, Isleworth Crown Court heard.
The pair, both aged 51, pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud by false representation.

They also admitted one count of obtaining leave to remain in the UK by deception.
Brooks was sentenced to three years and three months in jail, while Douglas was sentenced to three years.

The court heard the two Jamaican nationals, of no fixed address, were put up in hotels for almost a year and handed
pre-paid credit and travel cards, all paid for by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Douglas and Brooks were also both housed in the Radisson Blu hotel in Kensington.

Douglas claimed a total £67,123.35 of relief intended for victims of the fire. She spent 276 nights in the Radisson Blu
in Kensington, costing the council more than £55,000.
The 51-year-old also spent more than £11,000 on a pre-paid credit card she was given when she complained about
the hotel's food.

Brooks claimed £58,396.89 of relief and stayed in the Radisson Blu and another hotel for 243 nights. He also spent
more than £9,000 of charges on a credit card.

The court heard Brooks and Douglas had managed to avoid immigration authorities for 16 years after entering the UK
illegally in the early 2000s.
Det Supt Matt Bonner, of the Metropolitan Police's specialist Grenfell Tower unit, called their actions as "truly appalling".

He said: "Not only have their actions exploited the aid and support intended for those most affected, but they also risk
misrepresenting the Grenfell community as they continue to try and come to terms with their grief."...'
BBC:

Sixteen years of avoiding the immigration authorities and nobody checked their status because of their skin colour.
Pre-paid credit cards, a swanky hotel and travel allowances because political-correctness forbid what used to be
standard background checks.

As the flames began to to peel the skin from the 72 who died in the blaze, these two came running.
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I wrote this in the above post: '...Some of those reporting the tragic story actually owned property around
the Kensington parish....' and it's true. But it's not just Journalists and Russian oligarchs who bought old
property in London areas and used the houses as investments. Politicians also do it.

There's nothing wrong in purchasing something cheap and then when the time is right, selling such a
commodity at a higher price than the original cost, nope... it's how capitalism rolls.
But don't give me that old 'Society-isn't-Fair' routine and expect the farm animals not to notice that
th pigs are sleeping in nice beds. That's for the children.

The nightly TV news in the UK often explains to the sheep, the goats and the geese, that young couples
starting out in life together struggle to get on in the housing market as first-time buyers.

The poe-faced presenter will tell you that with the boom of everyone in the country crammed into the tiny
area of London -because why invest elsewhere in the UK...?, the prices in the capital are sky-rocketing.

Property in the south of Britain were ... well, the word 'expensive'' doesn't cover it, but recently, house prices
in London have started to drop. If you're a Guardian reader, you can blame the smelly oiks in their white-vans
for voting to leave the EU and not the ongoing skirmishes between rival criminal gangs and ethnic quarrels.

Maybe with certain facts coming to light about the affluent rent-situation around Grenfell Tower incident and
how Councillors, constituency-leaders and many noted influencers enjoy their homes in North and South
Kensington, the time to eject their land-banked investments has arrived.

People like: Bernie Ecclestone, Stella McCartney, Sir Richard Branson, Baron Sainsbury, Bruno Schroder,
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, JK Rowling, Sir Elton John... yer' know, regular folks just trying to get by.

................................

Quote:Labour frontbencher Emily Thornberry is accused of hypocrisy after her husband made £500,000
buying 
housing association property for her brother which is now worth more than £1million,
defying Labour policy.


*Oxford-educated judge Sir Christopher Nugee paid £572K for Georgian house
*it was sold as part of a release of social housing stock on to the private market
*He did this even though Jeremy Corbyn's party is opposed to such sell-offs

'Labour frontbencher Emily Thornberry faced accusations of hypocrisy last night after it emerged that her
husband had made more than £500,000 profit buying a former housing association property for her brother
to live in.

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Emily Thornberry .

Oxford-educated judge Sir Christopher Nugee paid £572,000 for the three-storey Georgian townhouse in
Ms Thornberry's Islington constituency as part of a release of social housing stock on to the private market
–even though Jeremy Corbyn's party is opposed to such sell-offs...'

'...that her husband had made...' -and yet she's known as 'Ms.' Thornberry?!
That's  because her husband is Sir Christopher Nugee of the Queen's Counsel and it wouldn't do to talk with
common riff-raff with a title of Lady Nugee.

Quote:'...The property is now worth more than £1 million and is occupied by Ms Thornberry's brother Ben.

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The Thornberry Residence. (£3 million)               The Brother's Home. (Just £1 million)

Details of the deal will heap fresh embarrassment on Ms Thornberry, who resigned from Labour's front bench in
2014 after she sent a 'snobby' tweet showing a terrace house with three England flags and a white van parked
outside during the Rochester and Strood by-election.

Last night, MP Brandon Lewis, chairman of the Conservative Party, said: 'This is wild hypocrisy from Emily Thornberry
–she's pocketing the profits from a policy Labour want to scrap. As usual Labour say one thing and do the other.
Labour are against home ownership, they voted against our cut to stamp duty and by abolishing right-to-buy would
stop people from achieving the dream of home ownership.'

The deal is highlighted in a Channel 4 investigation into the £400 million sell-off of more than 1,600 housing association
properties. According to the programme, a total of 179 executives in the 50 largest housing associations are earning
more than the Prime Minister's £152,000 salary.
Over the past five years, the largest 30 associations have made operating profits of more than £13 billion.

Sir Christopher and Lady Nugee -Ms Thornberry's married name -live in a four-storey Victorian house in an exclusive
North London crescent worth about £3 million.

Sir Christopher bought the housing association property in 2007, two years after his wife became MP for Islington South
and Finsbury. The couple have been married for 26 years. It is not known whether her brother pays rent.

The programme also features Kate Davies, the controversial head of the Notting Hill Genesis social housing organisation,
who marked the first anniversary of the Grenfell fire last month –in which eight of her tenants died –by hosting a party to
promote her book Making Life More Beautiful. It reveals that Ms Davies, who earned £256,000 last year, has bought a
£700,000 luxury second home on the Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswolds.

Last night Ms Thornberry's spokesman said the housing association sold the properties because they were 'no longer a
cost-effective use of their limited budget'. Ms Thornberry's spokesman added that Sir Christopher had not bought a property
which would otherwise have remained in housing association use, but one that would have been purchased by another buyer
at the auction.

'Ms Thornberry has consistently argued for an increase in the overall provision of social housing and the improvement of the
existing stock, and for central government to provide the necessary resources to enable that investment.'...'
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The housing market sucks here too.

maybe those young folks should rent and live like our Brown Neighbors do here (mexicans), they will rent or buy a home typically a 3 bedroom two bath with a two car garage and then move in their extended family and rent out the garage to two more families so you have 5 families in one home.
YES, I'm tell the Truth.
The family of four or five will sleep in one room and all work at some sort of labor job and share the cost.
Then as a family saves enough money to move, they move out and do the same in another rental and others move in and take their place.

There is normally 6 or 8 kids in one home and the mothers have one or two that are responsible to take them to school and cook and the other mother works.
There is never less than 5 or 6 vehicles parked in the yard and on the street.

Drives Me CRAZY  minusculewtf   minusculesoapbox  I can't understand this, so many kids, why so many kids that are raised to think this is a Normal Way Of Life!!??  minusculespooked
Once A Rogue, Always A Rogue!
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(07-15-2018, 05:32 PM)guohua Wrote: The housing market sucks here too.

maybe those young folks should rent and live like our Brown Neighbors do here (mexicans), they will rent or buy a home typically a 3 bedroom two bath with a two car garage and then move in their extended family and rent out the garage to two more families so you have 5 families in one home.
YES, I'm tell the Truth.
The family of four or five will sleep in one room and all work at some sort of labor job and share the cost.
Then as a family saves enough money to move, they move out and do the same in another rental and others move in and take their place.

There is normally 6 or 8 kids in one home and the mothers have one or two that are responsible to take them to school and cook and the other mother works.
There is never less than 5 or 6 vehicles parked in the yard and on the street.

Drives Me CRAZY  minusculewtf   minusculesoapbox  I can't understand this, so many kids, why so many kids that are raised to think this is a Normal Way Of Life!!??  minusculespooked

Well here in Finland ( im sure its the same in all the EU ) if one person is aloud to stay they take the 20 or so "family members" and there goats and we have to pay for housing and all med expenses. With the muslims they try to make as many babys as possible so the wifes are pregnant almost all the time. The African men have a different way of doing things , they try to find middle age women with drink /drug problems, marry them and make as many kids as possible to get the money. Those with African wifes make as many kids as they can then take all the money the government pays to the mother and she has to get extra food and money from the government, this goes on month after month. The Africans like there drink and drugs but never work or bother to learn Finnish. 
Russians as a general are hard working, with good jobs and look after things, not all of them but most of them.
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(07-15-2018, 07:40 PM)Wallfire Wrote:
(07-15-2018, 05:32 PM)guohua Wrote: The housing market sucks here too.

maybe those young folks should rent and live like our Brown Neighbors do here (mexicans), they will rent or buy a home typically a 3 bedroom two bath with a two car garage and then move in their extended family and rent out the garage to two more families so you have 5 families in one home.
YES, I'm tell the Truth.
The family of four or five will sleep in one room and all work at some sort of labor job and share the cost.
Then as a family saves enough money to move, they move out and do the same in another rental and others move in and take their place.

There is normally 6 or 8 kids in one home and the mothers have one or two that are responsible to take them to school and cook and the other mother works.
There is never less than 5 or 6 vehicles parked in the yard and on the street.

Drives Me CRAZY  minusculewtf   minusculesoapbox  I can't understand this, so many kids, why so many kids that are raised to think this is a Normal Way Of Life!!??  minusculespooked

Well here in Finland ( im sure its the same in all the EU ) if one person is aloud to stay they take the 20 or so "family members" and there goats and we have to pay for housing and all med expenses. With the muslims they try to make as many babys as possible so the wifes are pregnant almost all the time. The African men have a different way of doing things , they try to find middle age women with drink /drug problems, marry them and make as many kids as possible to get the money. Those with African wifes make as many kids as they can then take all the money the government pays to the mother and she has to get extra food and money from the government, this goes on month after month. The Africans like there drink and drugs but never work or bother to learn Finnish. 
Russians as a general are hard working, with good jobs and look after things, not all of them but most of them.

They don't bring a Goat but they have Chickens and Roosters and those Yappy little Taco Dogs,
Yes they get Welfare and take their Chevy Suburbans and go to the Food Bank for free boxes of food.

My husband said that Finland is an Absolutely Beautiful Country and he knows the Muslims are Destroying it.
If a Race of Peoples are allowed to migrate to Your Country, they should Contribute to the Economy and Culture and NOT be a burden or Trouble Maker.
That is to say, work and pay your far share or be sent back!!!  smallveryupset 
No One Is Owed a Free Meal Ticket with a Roof Over Your Head.
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Ignoring the diversity-quota that the BBC have to fill, here's an article that lightly shoehorn's in the future
of the UK's surveillance techniques.

It's not about gruff-sounding bank-robbers avoiding the long-arm of the law and you can be sure facial
recognition has no place in seeking the four or five well-dressed men leaving a Government-funded
apartment with smiles on their faces and a child's name on their minds.

Nope... it's about terrorism, the latest import to reach Great Britain's shores.
Instead of coming to terms with the knowledge that a virus-like violent culture is slowly consuming what
was once a proud and sympathetic social global community and administering a mature, lasting cure,
the BBC Blue-Haired Brigade are raising their hands and hopes in worship of a technology that is a mere
spin-off from their narcissistic perception of their safe-spaced reality.

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Quote:The cameras that know if you're happy -or a threat.

'Facial recognition tech is becoming more sophisticated, with some firms claiming it can even read our
emotions and detect suspicious behaviour. But what implications does this have for privacy and civil liberties?

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Affectiva says its algorithms can detect hidden emotions in facial expressions.

Facial recognition tech has been around for decades, but it has been progressing in leaps and bounds in
recent years due to advances in computing vision and artificial intelligence (AI), tech experts say.

It is now being used to identify people at borders, unlock smart phones, spot criminals, and authenticate
banking transactions. But some tech firms are claiming it can also assess our emotional state...'

Some tech firms -you say? Companies that seek free advertising through an alleged respectable news
outlets, perhaps? Great Scott...! this is almost like an Elon-Musk ruse to get his electric car ideas into
the mainstream consciousness!

Be aware, the first image from the web page fails to identify who is in this picture. It's Rana el Kaliouby, the
CEO of Affectiva. The company currently holds two million images of people's faces. Their technology is used
in date-collecting, marketing, speech-analysis and measuring people’s responses during a political debate.

One wonders why Ms. el Kaliouby isn't identified in the picture?

But please, continue and disarm the reader's concerns by mentioning the collection of physical identity
had been going on for decades.

Quote:'...Since the 1970s, psychologists say they have been able to detect hidden emotions by studying the
"micro expressions" on someone's face in photographs and video.
Algorithms and high definition cameras can handle this process just as accurately and faster, tech firms
say.

"You're already seeing it used for commercial purposes," explains Oliver Philippou, an expert in video
surveillance at IHS Markit. "A supermarket might use it in the aisles, not to identify people, but to analyse
who came in in terms of age and gender as well as their basic mood. It can help with targeted marketing
and product placement."

Market research agency Kantar Millward Brown uses tech developed by US firm Affectiva to assess how
consumers react to TV adverts. Affectiva records video of people's faces -with their permission -then "codes"
their expressions frame by frame to assess their mood.

"We interview people but we get much more nuance by also looking at their expressions.
You can see exactly which part of an advert is working well and the emotional response triggered," says
Graham Page, managing director of offer and innovation at Kantar Millward Brown.

Millward Brown is a British multinational market research firm that partnered with Affectiva in 2011.
This article is basically a deconstructed brochure-piece for the umbrella-company Kantar without the
reader knowing it.

Quote:'...More controversially, a crop of start-ups are offering "emotion detection" for security purposes.
UK firm WeSee, for example, claims its AI tech can actually spot suspicious behaviour by reading facial cues
imperceptible to the untrained eye...'

Suspicious...?! I thought this article was about how facial recognition could help in the positive side of life.

A WeSee report:
'WeSee, the deep learning-based computer vision innovator that can detect suspicious behaviour,
has been selected to participate in Pitch@Palace 9.0, the initiative founded by The Duke of York in
2014 as a platform to amplify and accelerate the work of Entrepreneurs.'

Hmmm... I think we've wandered off the snowflake-caressing here. Let's get back on-point.

Quote:'...Emotions, such as doubt and anger, might be hidden under the surface in contrast to the language a person is using.
WeSee says it has been working with a "high profile" organisation in law enforcement to analyse people who are
being interviewed.

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The iPhone X can be unlocked using facial recognition.

"Using only low-quality video footage, our technology has the ability to determine an individual's state of mind or
intent through their facial expressions, posture, gestures and movement," chief executive David Fulton tells the BBC.

"In future, video cameras on a tube station platform could use our tech to detect suspicious behaviour and alert
authorities to a potential terrorist threat...'

That darn terrorist threat, it's everywhere. Maybe the only way forward is to install this technology into devices
already in the public domain. For scientific purposes -of course.

Quote:'..."The same could be done with crowds at events like football matches or political rallies." But Mr Philippou is
sceptical about the accuracy of emotion detection.
"When it comes simply to identifying faces, there are still decent margins of error -the best firms claim they can
identify people with 90%-92% accuracy. "When you try assess emotions, too, the margin of error gets significantly
bigger."...'

Phew, for a minute there, Butch... I thought we were in trouble. Being scanned for private thoughts at a
political rally or a sporting event without permission is quite worrying. Luckily, the computer magic isn't
up it it's task.

But what a shame, a large BBC web article and it's ruined by the subject matter not being up to scratch.
A more cynical person might think they're currently halfway through on one of those pseudo-reality television
programmes that imply an obstacle that might thwart it's continuation after the commercials.

Oh-Lordy, I hope the writing becomes more upbeat.

Quote:'...That worries privacy campaigners who fear facial recognition tech could make wrong or biased judgements.
"While I can imagine that there are some genuinely useful use-cases, the privacy implications stemming from emotional
surveillance, facial recognition and facial profiling are unprecedented," says Frederike Kaltheuner of Privacy International.
Straightforward facial recognition is controversial enough....'

Taken from the Privacy International website:

In this section, you can read our report ‘Teach ’em to Phish: State Sponsors of Surveillance’,
as well as access a range of other resources about how powerful governments are financing,
training and equipping countries —including authoritarian regimes —with surveillance capabilities.

’Teach ‘em to Phish’ warns that rather than increasing security, state ‘security assistance’ programmes
are entrenching authoritarianism, further facilitating human rights abuses against people, and diverting
resources from long-term development programmes.
Privacy International:

Well it seems Governments are not playing well with those they're supposed to serve.
Using the latest surveillance technology, those in power are oppressing their people using tax-payers monies.
The BBC is Government funded, isn't it?

Quote:'...When revellers attended BBC Radio 1's Biggest Weekend in Swansea in May, many will have been unaware
that their faces were being scanned as part of a huge surveillance operation by South Wales Police...'

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Yeah, but it's all for a good cause -it's implied. I'm sure that's what Mengele used to say.
But eh, BBC... don''t report the without-permission Police action in the negative. At the very least, convince
the reader it was a good cause with some evidence.

Quote:'...The force had deployed its Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) system, which uses CCTV-type cameras
and NEC software to identify "people of interest", comparing their faces to a database of custody images.

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One man on an outstanding warrant was identified and arrested "within 10 minutes" of the tech being deployed
at the music festival, says Scott Lloyd, the AFR project leader for South Wales Police...'

Wooo-hoo! Go-Big Brother!

Quote:'...But human rights group Liberty points out that the tech has yielded large numbers of "false positive" matches
at other events, such as the Champions League final in Cardiff last year...'

What...?! Are you saying this AI technology thinks a type of people all look the same? That's racist!
Oh my word, we need a march through London and quick about it. The weather might change.

Quote:'...And in July, Cardiff resident Ed Bridges -represented by Liberty -began legal action against the force,
arguing that AFR violated people's privacy and lacked proper scrutiny, paving the way for a High Court battle...'

That case will be struck down if the Judge is a lower Masonic degree than the Chief Constable Matt Jukes of
South Wales Police. Of course it's violation of people's privacy, that's why they did it.
Sh*t, this isn't going well, it's supposed to be watered-down towards the end of these things.

Quote:'...But the technology is becoming more reliable, says Patrick Grother, head of biometric testing at the National
Institute of Standards & Technology, a US federal agency that conducts research into facial recognition.
He attributes the recent technological progress to the development of "convolutional neural networks" 
an advanced form of machine learning that enables a much greater degree of accuracy...'

Whooah, I'm dizzy. We jumped from reporting in the UK to quoting somebody from the US that spying
on people is getting better. If a guy-with-a-tie from the Congo says using voodoo poison to monitor the
public is viable, it doesn't mean you can. Different countries have different laws.

Sorry, I'm ruining the bullsh*t narrative.

Quote:"These algorithms allow computers to analyse images at different scales and angles," he says.
"You can identify faces much more accurately, even if they are partially obscured by sunglasses or scarves.
The error rate has come down ten-fold since 2014, although no algorithm is perfect."

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Chinese police recently began using sunglasses fitted with a facial recognition system.

WeSee's Mr Fulton says his tech is simply a tool to help people assess existing video footage more intelligently.
He adds that WeSee can detect emotion in faces as effectively as a human can - "with around 60%-70%
accuracy"...'
BBC:

Partially-obscured faces and can detect emotion as effectively as a human... and an image of law enforcement
in a different country using this technology.
This future must bring a smile to your face.
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This sort of reminds me of a classic Dr Who, . I dont know why it came to mind, its called "The Sun Makers", perhaps because its about controlling and taxing people.
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It easy to bandy around comments that journalism is dead and everything is fake news without
looking at the overall picture. The traditional information medium is struggling as the internet
becomes more and more, an attractive conduit to discover what's happening in the world today.

The main problem is that mainstream journalism lowered the benchmark of reporting down to the
identity politics for ratings reasons and the majority of the public have now seen where they've been
duped.

Of course, some journalists did it for ideological purposes that serves their personal reasons and
some news outlets did it because it assisted their corporate needs. But that's how the world works
and at the end of the day, we're all at fault.

Some Reporters drank the corporate Kool-Aid and others others just saw that it as assurance that
the mortgage gets paid.
The fault -if you like that kind of thing, is those who sold it and those who bought it.

It could be debated that those who deliver commentary and provide opposing views on websites
like Rogue Nation, are no different from the television outlets that have hosts who chat to noted folk
and impart their opinions in the form of discussing news reports.

And it's true, but we need to rise above the 'blame-game' and get back to what has happened in
the whole gamut of information distribution.

Those using website platforms are fighting the traditional media because they believe only one side
of an account is being told and MSM are decorating their reports with emotion-activating phrasing.
Those who sell newspapers and produce television news broadcasts believe anyone with a blog
is limited in their capacity to deliver fair, mature representation of an event and 'just don't get it'

Both are true and both are wrong, and that's where information delivery comes off the rails.
Neutral news-reporting is deemed boring by many of the public, but the judgement to change that
didn't come from the pubic, it came from those reporting.

Once that traditional trust is abused, then it takes a couple of generations to get it back.
But the current perception of being caught pushing a biased political angle or an emotion-enraging
narrative is to double-down to imply a contemplated agreed course instead of admitting the callow
ratings-generated reasons for doing so and promising to do better.

Maybe this is what Trump means when accuses CNN of being fake.
Take the information that's offered from an event and report that, not your own angle.

There's examples in the article below from a Sky correspondent and by taking out certain descriptive words,
the deliberate emotion-provoking illustration changes.

Again, look at the blaming-aspect by using characteristics of an individual who the writer wishes to convince
the reader is 'in the wrong', against the characteristics of the 'victim'.
It doesn't change because by cherry-picking instances of billions of everyday activity around the United States
and using doctrinated trigger-words, a preferred narrative is formed and pushed.

It's deceitful and it's going to take a long time to get it out of a society's system.

Examples of current reporting used in the article below.
'There was the white man harassing a woman because of her Puerto Rico shirt, while a police officer
stands idly by...'
Or
'Man shouts at woman. Policeman is there...'
....................
'...There was another white man threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) to report Spanish-speaking employees at a restaurant in New York...'
Or
'Man didn't like employees at a restaurant and suggested he could have them deported...'
....................
'The black family challenged by a white neighbour over the use of their community's swimming pool...'
Or
'Man doesn't want another family in public swimming pool...'

See how boring and unimportant these accounts are when considering what's going on around the
world? If you're not directly effected by any of these accounts, why would you become upset by reading
about them?

The reason is that with a constant avalanche of these manicured pieces that are formed to enflame a
feeling of a sinister persecution (it could be you next!)... is going on just outside your line-of-sight and
you should be concerned.

If you're not, then you're on 'the bad-side' and not as righteous as those who tell about it.
If you're unimpressed by these accounts, then you won't be in the correct tribe... you're subtly warned
that you'll be an outsider.
It offers the reader an opportunity to feel virtuous without doing anything, a self-balming instance with
little physical input.

And why...? The media -ALL information delivery services don't want you to leave the television, your
daily newspaper or favourite website, because they receive monies if you just sit there and enjoy the
words that make you feel better.

The kicker is that once the game is up, how does journalism get back onto the public's good-side?
That's where we're at -at the moment. There's a lot of people out there who are turning off their
televisions and clicking open a chosen website.

It makes no difference if Alex Jones is growling that the frogs are turning gay or some youngster is
warning that Satanic eateries are hosting Hillary Clinton and her minions.
These web-medias are merely emulating what they've seen on the television, the mainstream media
taught them these tricks.

We all are being told that if knowledge is power, then those wield it can make a difference.
But who's difference...? And do you want that difference? What if a news outlet tells you that many
people you don't know and have never met believe in that difference, then surely you must be with
us?
Surely you can see the Emperor is wearing clothes?

We're as bad as each other.

Quote:Sky Views: Something really nasty is on the rise in America.

Greg Milam, US correspondent
'While we all fixate on Donald Trump and Russia, hate is boiling up across the United States.
The latest numbers -hate crimes increased in 2017 in America's 10 largest cities -are one thing.
The videos of what America is becoming are even more shocking.

Every day seems to bring a new mobile video of hate, intolerance or aggression, generally based
on race or religion, and some of them get a lot of attention.

There was the white man harassing a woman because of her Puerto Rico shirt, while a police officer
stands idly by. There was another white man threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) to report Spanish-speaking employees at a restaurant in New York.

The black family challenged by a white neighbour over the use of their community's swimming pool.

In fact numerous incidents of the police being called to report black people for, just as an example,
having a barbecue, delivering newspapers, buying a meal or - most notoriously - selling water on
the street.

There was pretty swift backlash against some of those who called the cops -including the ones mocked
online as 'Permit Patty' and 'BBQ Betty' - and the swimming pool guy lost his job.
The lawyer who threatened to call ICE has apologised and says he isn't a racist.

But even while writing this, social media has lit up with the video of a white man repeatedly using the
n-word towards another driver. That's just some of the filmed incidents. How many more are there when
someone didn't have a camera to hand or was too intimidated or shocked to record what was going on?

So, who or what is to blame?

It's easy to say it is the consequence of the country being led by a president who routinely denigrates
Latinos and Muslims, talks of "shithole countries" and western "culture" being threatened by immigration.
It's easy to say for a reason. If he has no shame about hurling insults, why would anyone else?

A group which studies hate crimes and extremism says "incivility" in national politics, including language
surrounding the president's controversial travel ban for example, is a factor in the increase in incidents.
They also say there are usually more hate crimes in election year -and 2018 is an election year in America.

A country that was built by migrants has become an angry, polarised place. Plenty of people talk about
healing the division, no one has yet demonstrated the leadership to do it.
Depressingly, for now it looks like only check on hateful behaviour is the fear of being caught on camera
and shamed online.
And even that doesn't stop some...'
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The same thing is going on in Europe, people feel powerless, people feel there leaders have sold them out, people feel that there culture is been destroyed by another primitive culture. People feel unsafe in there own towns and streets.
Its people reacting to 10s of years of been oppressed. Its not about hate its about survival,when one feels the need to survive they hit out at anything different and seen as a danger. I dont know about the USA but in Europe we are a few steps from civil war, and our leaders are blind to it.
Sweden is already fighting a low key war that will expand and explode.
Trump has not even got close to what many millions of people in the USA are thinking, what he has done is to open the door for people to think for themselves, some times this is a good thing to do some times not.
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