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The Political Epiphany Of Brianna Wu

Brianna had an epiphany after seeing the rush to war in Iraq from an insider’s position and she changed her politics to reflect who she was becoming.

That’s understandable.

It would be the same as working IN a meat packing plant and deciding to be vegan.

A very human reaction.

 

George Bush seems to have the same conscience.

There is NO sign that Trump has a conscience at all.

Resist Trump.

Pick your best Democrat in primaries that reflect what you believe most closely.

Vote Republican now at your own peril.

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Social Media & “Big Data” Responsible For Character Assassination, Inc.™ Repeal CDA 230.

Big data.

Flow charts of who talks to who, who was seen by whom and little is said about what was said at those meetings.  Or public events.  Or if the nature of the “discussion” was an attempt to understand another or just pure propaganda.

Imagine for a moment that the algorithms and API’s that provide the data “big data” scienists use to evaluate networks is itself biased.

Does that sound impossible?

A woman that silenced LGBT with her bots meets with tech companies to influence their policies.

That’s right.

That same woman begged for “feminism” in the code.

Do you think a woman who became a renowned public speaker had any influence at Google and Youtube over how their algorithm was coded?

Brianna Wu has spent years asking Google to put “trusted sources” into the code.

If we are considering “trustworthiness” isn’t it important that Randi Lee Harper, who worked with Brianna Wu, silenced LGBT with her bots on Twitter?

Who is zooming who here?

Who elected Brianna Wu and Randi Lee Harper Chiefs of Social Ostracization™?

I want a revote.

Tim Pool, who did excellent reporting on the water shortage (crisis) in East Porterville,CA …

…and who is a self employed journalist (multi racial) and non high school graduate finds himself lumped in with some actually awful people.

How do you deal with data scientists that not only rely on biased algorithms and API data but falsify facts?

How to measure the harm to a self employed journalist who the Left appears to be trying to silence?  Tim Pool relies on Youtube monetization for his living.

Congress needs to heavily regulate these monoliths.  And investigate them for Antitrust violations.  CDA 230 needs to be repealed and social media held accountable for the falsehoods their ‘data” enables and their platforms spread by accounts they allow to exist.

In short, social media companies need to have the same risks and responsibilities everyone else int he United States. They have abused their privilege of immunity and have abused others Civil Rights in doing so.

Si Se Puede!

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In Defense of The Arts… And Sciences

The Arts & Sciences are profoundly important to a decent education however arts and science have been decimated in public schools.

Indeed, the US is no longer the number one place to receive an education according to one study, having slipped to 16 in the share of degree attainment of young adults according to the Washington Post.

President Trump plans to cut the budget for arts, planning to adopt the Heritage Foundation’s “skinny budget” according to report by Fortune Magazine.

This would be a travesty at a time when educational attainment and science and math scores are slipping.

Music and the arts teach critical thinking and are intrinsically linked to math and science due to the critical thinking skills that music & arts teaches and requires.

The education Fresno Unified School District provided to my friends and I was topnotch,  2 magnet schools, Holland Project TALENT (now Bullard) and Roosevelt High School.

In both schools arts and science were integrated.

Roosevelt is home of the School of Performing Arts of which my classmates, Audra McDonald and Sharon Leal are perhaps the best known.

I can only tell you that our school did very well in Academic Decathalon, finishing second in CA my Senior year (my friends from junior high and high school were core of team, coached by legendary Dave Sischo) and of course anyone probably knows Audra has won the most Tony’s ever.

To gut funding for the Arts & Sciences damages the funding for Roosevelt High School Performing Arts programs.  Roosevelt is an inner city school (yup) which was actually bussed INTO my freshman year for desegregation.

I have been lucky to have talked to 2 Medal of Honor winners in my lifetime.  Greg “Pappy” Boyington (who lived in Sunnyside behind a friends house) and General Chuck Yeager.

I only know General Yeager through twitter, however the joy I experience in talking to General Yeager is matched by the music in a symphony.

No music.  No NASA.  No Magic Carpet Rides.  Simple as that.

I would remiss to point out that NASA is as unconstitutional as the National Endowment of the Arts, if we are going to get technical.

Quite frankly I think federal funding through Dept of Education should be used to balance out inequities between funding levels in school districts and to ensure that arts and sciences are taught at a high level as a priority.

That, and make sure kids aren’t hungry so they can learn.

 

Related:

https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2007/07/music-moves-brain-to-pay-attention-stanford-study-finds.html

http://www.parentingscience.com/music-and-intelligence.html

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-benefits-of-music-education/

http://education.jhu.edu/PD/newhorizons/strategies/topics/Arts%20in%20Education/brewer.htm

https://acadecscores.gilslotd.com/wiki/Regionals/California/Fresno_County

#Gamergate Reimagined! Journalist Jesse Singal Tossed OUT By Randi Lee Harper

The “Gamergate” controversy has roiled twitter for coming up on 2 years.

Amazingly enough the most sustainably abusive person in Gamergate is Randi Lee Harper.

She’s managed to become an “anti abuse expert” while telling people to light themselves on fire, fuck off, “get fucked” in endless supply.

I can only imagine it’s because she has inside contacts with Twitter (@safety) and openly boasts about them.

Not only does she boast about them, she brags that she knows what is best for you whether you like it or not, and they can make these suggestions.

Often when I read through various accounts that are linked to Gamergate, however tenuously I cannot believe I am in America.

It’s Orewellian.

And it’s a high school soap opera once you realize that everyone on that page is a public person (at least now) and receives threats from the weirdos that inhabit the internet in endless amounts.

I myself have also received threats.

I funny understand that women perceive threats differently, but still some caution must be taken to make sure the threats are credible threats to yourself.

Quite frankly Randi Lee Harper openly advocates violence, hatred and is the most abusive person I have ever seen on the internet.

I have no idea why @Jack turned her and her mob loose on consumers.

They operate exactly as @Vijaya explained in her Washington Post Editorial, but they remain beyond moderation.

Soap Opera

 

What we have is Journalist Jesse Singal boarding the Revolution!  Sounds fun and why not?

Jesse Singal is a firm believe in “explain nothing” and that by explaining nothing social change is inevitable.

I cannot believe this man is a journalist.

 

As long as Jesse comes out on top, it’s all systems go!

 

And not so much, when enforcers are on the scene.

Jesse has a long history of being tossed out and gamely reboarding the ride.

 

Don’t cross the enforcers, or their friends.

 

 

So after warning Candace Owens not to write about Zoe Quinn and Randi Lee Harper, Jesse went ahead and wrote his hit piece.

No single person is more important that the Revolution!

 

 

And the lynch mob that Randi Lee Harper command set in.  As Jesse knew it would.

The “Lynchmob” (racist reference) of course operates exactly how Vijaya Gadde wrote in her Washington Post Op Ed, but if you are Randi, the Terms of Service seems to be inoperative.

 

This of course STILL offended Katherine Cross.

Gonna have to blame Jesse again, because there’s just not a convenient person about!

 

And thus Jesse ends up being the target du jour.

 

Like so many others.

Whee

Whoa

 

What remains a mystery to me is why Katherine Cross is silent about Randi Lee Harper silencing LGBT on Twitter?

Or why she is silent about Jennifer J. Medina targeting LGBT for Randi to block, intimidate or harass?

If anyone has seen her respond to this publically I’d sure like to see it.

 

PS: I cannot WAIT for what Dick Costolo comes up on his tv show!

 

$TWTR @Jack And @Twitter Hate 44 Percent of #Consumers Worldwide, Are Anti #Science

I present Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency.  AKA @Femfreq.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

Unless you are @Jack and @Twitter, and Anita Sarkeesian.

In that case you let a very small subset of consumers label 44% of consumers worldwide as a hate group equivalent to ISIS.

What rational business would allow a small subset to label 44% of available consumers worldwide as a hate group?

Then moderate as if that were the simple truth?

@Jack and @twitter have.

“Gamers” is not listed on the Southern Poverty intelligence report.

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1.2 billion people worldwide are gamers.  I am reasonably certain these are people who for the most part aren’t following US politics.

The majority of which are women.

 

Yet if you are a gamer, tweeting to a hashtag on @twitter which Twitter allows, #gamergate, you are labeled as a member of a hate group equivalent to ISIS.

Associating, with a hashtag…

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So using twitter as it is designed, means you are a member of a hate group if you tweet to a twitter approved hashtag.

 

Apparently Randi Lee Harper considers it irrefutable that 44% of consumers worldwide belong to a hate group.

 

Yet when Women In Media studies Randi Lee Harper’s data, they found that only .66 percent of people Randi claimed were part of a hate group equivalent to ISIS were online cyberharassers.

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This study was conducted in cooperation with Twitter and subjected to rigorous academic peer review.

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Actor Adam Baldwin, whose very livelihood depends on free speech tweeted that he was forced to delete the following tweets.

The screenshots look accurate to me, and although he has since deleted the tweet, I saw the screenshot live on twitter about a month ago.

The orginial link is here.

Backtweets.com has an archive of the tweet, with the corresponding media file link.

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That media file graphic is now posted on Imgur and presented here.

 

Apparently a statement about gamergators being attractive and joyous offends Twitter.

Apparently someone at Twitter is anti science.

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Personally I think allowing a few loud customers to label 44% of consumers worldwide as a member of a hate group is abusive in the extreme.

I have no doubt this active hate of consumers is well known worldwide, and is leading to a massive loss in popularity, growth, and a corresponding lowering of stock price and destruction of investors capital.

 

Yet far from being concerned about this, @Jack and @twitter have placed Anita Sarkeesian on their Orwellian Trust and Safety Council.

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@Jack is destroying Twitter as Anita Sarkeesian and Randi Lee Harper ride the wave to fame.

And yet Randi Lee Harper can silence LGBT on Twitter, negatively impacting the psychological health of that marginalized group.

Kinda weird, that.

 

That is my truth to power.

I am not excusing legitimate harassment women receive.

 

 

 

 

Void

Advancements In Industrial Marine Coating #science #technology

Concerned about the effect of copper and other heavy metals on ocean life?

Gone are the days of wooden ships and iron men and heaving the trash overboard to lie in the wake of the underway ship.

University of Pittsburgh PH.D’s are developing a non toxic coating to be applied to ships to replace copper to stop barnacle growth on ships.

Now if they simply combine it with sound absorbing technology perhaps we will have a stealth aircraft carrier to rule the seas with in the near future.

Go Navy!  Saving marine life around the world while keeping the sea lanes safe for travel!

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