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Silicon Valley In California Is Building A Chinese-Style ‘Social Credit System’ That Grows Larger And Stronger With Every App You Download And Use

Silicon Valley is building a social credit system very similar to the one now in China, and the everyone who downloads and uses any app is helping to do it

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In China, scoring citizens’ behavior is official government policy. U.S. companies are increasingly doing something similar, outside the law and the Constitution.

We all gasped in shock and horror when we learned last year about China’s dystopian and chilling social credit system that looked and sounded a whole lot like the George Orwell novel ‘1984‘. But guess what? A very similar system is rising up here in America, not run by our government like the Chinese system is, but created by each and every one of us who download apps and use the “like” and commenting features. All this activity has created a system that is beginning to rate people and allow them access to the system, or to lock them out of it.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 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. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” Revelation 13:16-18 (KJV)

Social media use has created a paradigm shift in our culture on a par with the invention of the automobile and the electric light bulb, that’s how much change has been wrought seemingly overnight. In the movie ‘The Matrix‘, we learn to our astonishment that Neo and all the rest of mankind are actually human batteries living in a pod, generating life for ‘the system’. Isn’t that what we are all doing on social media as well?

We post the everyday moments of our lives which, at the minute we upload them, become the property of the corporation we just gave them to. Even our social media profiles are not our own, evidenced by the fact that they can only be deactivated but never deleted. And that very system which we the people work to build every single day is now beginning to turn on us and decide who is allowed access and who is not. Soulless corporations are making billions and billions from our profiles, all that money gives them power, and all that power is now telling us how we will live.

Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system

FROM FAST COMPANY: Have you heard about China’s social credit system? It’s a technology-enabled, surveillance-based nationwide program designed to nudge citizens toward better behavior. The ultimate goal is to “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step,” according to the Chinese government.

Punishments can be harsh, including bans on leaving the country, using public transportation, checking into hotels, hiring for high-visibility jobs, or acceptance of children to private schools. It can also result in slower internet connections and social stigmatization in the form of registration on a public blacklist. China’s social credit system has been characterized in one pithy tweet as “authoritarianism, gamified.”

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Many Westerners are disturbed by what they read about China’s social credit system. But such systems, it turns out, are not unique to China. A parallel system is developing in the United States, in part as the result of Silicon Valley and technology-industry user policies, and in part by surveillance of social media activity by private companies.

Here are some of the elements of America’s growing social credit system.

INSURANCE COMPANIES

The New York State Department of Financial Services announced earlier this year that life insurance companies can base premiums on what they find in your social media posts. That Instagram pic showing you teasing a grizzly bear at Yellowstone with a martini in one hand, a bucket of cheese fries in the other, and a cigarette in your mouth, could cost you. On the other hand, a Facebook post showing you doing yoga might save you money. (Insurance companies have to demonstrate that social media evidence points to risk, and not be based on discrimination of any kind—they can’t use social posts to alter premiums based on race or disability, for example.)

The use of social media is an extension of the lifestyle questions typically asked when applying for life insurance, such as questions about whether you engage in rock climbing or other adventure sports. Saying “no,” but then posting pictures of yourself free-soloing El Capitan, could count as a “yes.”

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PATRONSCAN

A company called PatronScan sells three products—kiosk, desktop, and handheld systems—designed to help bar and restaurant owners manage customers. PatronScan is a subsidiary of the Canadian software company Servall Biometrics, and its products are now on sale in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

PatronScan helps spot fake IDs—and troublemakers. When customers arrive at a PatronScan-using bar, their ID is scanned. The company maintains a list of objectionable customers designed to protect venues from people previously removed for “fighting, sexual assault, drugs, theft, and other bad behavior,” according to its website. A “public” list is shared among all PatronScan customers. So someone who’s banned by one bar in the U.S. is potentially banned by all the bars in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada that use the PatronScan system for up to a year. (PatronScan Australia keeps a separate system.)

Judgment about what kind of behavior qualifies for inclusion on a PatronScan list is up to the bar owners and managers. Individual bar owners can ignore the ban, if they like. Data on non-offending customers is deleted in 90 days or less. Also: PatronScan enables bars to keep a “private” list that is not shared with other bars, but on which bad customers can be kept for up to five years. PatronScan does have an “appeals” process, but it’s up to the company to grant or deny those appeals.

UBER AND AIRBNB

Thanks to the sharing economy, the options for travel have been extended far beyond taxis and hotels. Uber and Airbnb are leaders in providing transportation and accommodation for travelers. But there are many similar ride-sharing and peer-to-peer accommodations companies providing similar services.

Airbnb—a major provider of travel accommodation and tourist activities—bragged in March that it now has more than 6 million listings in its system. That’s why a ban from Airbnb can limit travel options.

Airbnb can disable your account for life for any reason it chooses, and it reserves the right to not tell you the reason. The company’s canned message includes the assertion that “This decision is irreversible and will affect any duplicated or future accounts. Please understand that we are not obligated to provide an explanation for the action taken against your account.” The ban can be based on something the host privately tells Airbnb about something they believe you did while staying at their property. Airbnb’s competitors have similar policies.

It’s now easy to get banned by Uber, too. Whenever you get out of the car after an Uber ride, the app invites you to rate the driver. What many passengers don’t know is that the driver now also gets an invitation to rate you. Under a new policy announced in May: If your average rating is “significantly below average,” Uber will ban you from the service.

WHATSAPP

You can be banned from communications apps, too. For example, you can be banned on WhatsApp if too many other users block you. You can also get banned for sending spam, threatening messages, trying to hack or reverse-engineer the WhatsApp app, or using the service with an unauthorized app.

WhatsApp is small potatoes in the United States. But in much of the world, it’s the main form of electronic communication. Not being allowed to use WhatsApp in some countries is as punishing as not being allowed to use the telephone system in America.

WHAT’S WRONG WITH SOCIAL CREDIT, ANYWAY?

The most disturbing attribute of a social credit system is not that it’s invasive, but that it’s extralegal. Crimes are punished outside the legal system, which means no presumption of innocence, no legal representation, no judge, no jury, and often no appeal. In other words, it’s an alternative legal system where the accused have fewer rights.

Social credit systems are an end-run around the pesky complications of the legal system. Unlike China’s government policy, the social credit system emerging in the U.S. is enforced by private companies. If the public objects to how these laws are enforced, it can’t elect new rule-makers.

An increasing number of societal “privileges” related to transportation, accommodations, communications, and the rates we pay for services (like insurance) are either controlled by technology companies or affected by how we use technology services. And Silicon Valley’s rules for being allowed to use their services are getting stricter.

If current trends hold, it’s possible that in the future a majority of misdemeanors and even some felonies will be punished not by Washington, D.C., but by Silicon Valley. It’s a slippery slope away from democracy and toward corporatocracy. In other words, in the future, law enforcement may be determined less by the Constitution and legal code, and more by end-user license agreements. READ MORE

China and their Social Credit System

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The Tech Titans Control Every Aspect Of Our Global Society From Determining Your News Feed To Electing Leaders, Can Anything Stop Them Now?

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The tech titans have created a world that they own and that they control, not knowing that they are controlled by Satan to carry all this out

The headlines today have been shocking as for most of the day a majority of cell phone users have been experiencing a total blackout of service for still unexplained reasons. Federal agencies are ‘urgently investigating’ whether the massive cellular outage that plagued Americans on Thursday was a cyberattack. It brings to mind the dystopian thriller produced by Barack Obama for Netflix called ‘Leave The World Behind’ about civil war and EMP attacks from the government. One thing is for sure, our global society is controlled by technology and the tech titans to such a degree that everything has become a conspiracy. No one believes anything anymore, and they shouldn’t.

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.” Matthew 24:4 (KJB)

Just about every headline I see is about something I don’t like, don’t want and didn’t vote for. I watch tech titans with messianic delusions trying to create a techno-theocracy where they rule as gods, determining what we’re allowed to consume on a daily basis. They lock us down, infect us with gain-of-function viruses and then mandate we receive injections for the ‘greater good’, gaslighting us about ‘slight’ side effects as the casualties mount in the millions. The next president? It will be whoever they pick, and whoever it is you’ll get the same result. Don’t be surprised if it’s Michelle Obama. Playtime is over, they’re not taking prisoners. History is being recast, and this time the Nazis win.

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People like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, George Soros, and all the others are working in harmony with a single goal in mind, even if they themselves aren’t aware of it. They are preparing this world to receive Antichrist. Everything new invention they fund and release brings us closer and closer to the Mark of the Beast System. We all dream of seeing people like Bill Gates being brought to trial to answer for their crimes, but they never will in this life. Why? Luke 22:53, “…but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

I wish I had better news for you, but I don’t, we are too far along on the timeline and this sin-cursed lost world has an unbreakable date with the coming Antichrist. So in the meantime, stay in the Book, stand against the world system, help us send out Bibles, and preach deliverance to the captives through the shed blood of Jesus Christ while we wait for the Rapture. That’s the memo.

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Release Of The Apple Vision Pro Ushers In Dystopian World Where Humans And Computers Are Irreversibly Connected As We’ve Long Warned You

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By charging $3,499 for a souped-up headset, Apple is telling us exactly what the Vision Pro is. This isn’t a toy for normal people. It’s a dystopian device for a dystopian world.

The 1999 movie Revelation 2: Apocalypse showed us a dystopian world about to go into the time of the great Tribulation, and in it, they presented a novel way of administering the Mark of the Beast, using a VR headset. Here we are 25 years later, and the world has moved much closer to that reality, brought to us by the company whose first computer sold for $666.00, and whose logo is an apple with a bite missing. Now with their Apple Vison Pro mixed-reality headset, they are enticing you to enter their dystopian end times world. Don’t.

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.” Revelation 14:11 (KJB)

We’ve long told you there is a 3-Step Process to complete the transhumanist master plan. Step 1 was getting the whole world connected online and in front of a computer, and that officially began in 1994. Step 2 was to get the computer on you, beginning in 2007 with the release of the world-changing iPhone. The Vision Pro is the consummation of this second step. Step 3, the third and final step, will be to put the technology inside you. It began this year with the announcement of the first human implanted by the government funded NeuraLink and Elon Musk. The Apple Vision Pro is a great way to celebrate Step 3!

The Apple Vision Pro Is a Dystopian Device for a Dystopian World

FROM CNET: A dad stands awkwardly in the kitchen. He’s using the Vision Pro headset to check his email when his daughter — dressed to play soccer complete with goalie gloves — runs out. She rolls a ball to her dad who, still wearing the headset, sort of distractedly kicks the ball back to her. As a dad who’s spent a depressing amount of time trying to get rid of their kids so I could spend more time glued to an Apple device, it was relatable. It also felt icky.

But it wasn’t designed to feel icky. It was supposed to be heartwarming. Designed to dispel concerns about the Vision Pro and virtual reality headsets in general. Look, it says, the dream is possible! You can still live life and interact with your family while wearing a gigantic, expensive headset on your face! You won’t become a hollowed-out shell of a human! The Vision Pro won’t suck you into a virtual reality hellscape devoid of human interaction!

The Vision Pro isn’t an adequately priced smartphone. It isn’t an iPad Mini. In its press release, Apple seemed determined to avoid the word “headset,” instead referring to it constantly as a “spatial computer.” Either way, this isn’t a fun, disposable device, it’s a wildly expensive MacBook that costs tens of thousands of dollars. Or a $17,000 gold Apple Watch, like the one Kanye West used to wear.

Because of this, the Vision Pro almost certainly hasn’t been designed to change the world the way the iPhone was. At this price it simply can’t. It’ll be a device for well-paid creatives at best, a status symbol for the mega-rich at worst.

Expectations — our expectations — are part of the problem. We’re on our screens, possibly ignoring our children like morons waiting for the next big thing. What piece of consumer tech will transform our lives like the smartphone did? There’s a large part of us that expects Apple to do this, since the iPhone was the catalyst that helped define how we currently interact with the world. But it’s fairly clear virtual reality or augmented reality will not be that thing. The Vision Pro most certainly will not be that thing.

No, the Vision Pro is just another device that some people will buy and others won’t. And in a weird way, that’s OK. As long as you don’t linger on it for too long. Which I won’t. READ MORE

The woman says, “to activate the Home screen, just reach up with your right hand and press the digital crown“. Really, Apple? Come on, man. 

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General Council of Brotherhoods and Guilds In Spain Commissions Painting Of ‘Gay Jesus’ For Holy Week 2024 That’s Actually A Picture Of Antichrist

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A shocking portrait of an obviously gay ‘Jesus’ has been released for Easter Holy Week 2024 in Spain, but the image actually shows you Antichrist.

No actual images of Jesus of Nazareth exist, but if they did, you can know for sure from the biblical description of Jesus what at least some of His attributes would look like. For example, the Bible says Jesus is a Jew, so He would have dark, full hair, olive skin, and a dark, full beard. Jesus was a carpenter, so He worked with His hands, He would have been physically strong. Solomon says “His legs are as pillars of marble” so that gives you some idea. One thing’s for sure, Jesus wasn’t queer, He didn’t look queer, and He didn’t act queer. But the Antichrist? That’s a different story.

My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven. His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.” Song of Solomon 5:10-12 (KJB) 

When you look at the face of the person in the painting, you see right away there is nothing Jewish about him. He looks effeminate with smarmy evil at the same time, like a drug dealer, and sporting the Roman Catholic ‘split hoof’ beard you see in many of the paintings done during the Dark Ages when the papal powers ruled Europe. Nothing about this image, on any level, shows you Jesus Christ of the Bible. But it is perfectly in line with Pope Francis and his current bid to create an affirming Catholic Church. When the Antichrist finally comes on the scene after the Rapture, he will have great appeal to the entire 2SLLBGTQIA++ alphabet, he will be the “king over all the children of pride” as Job 41 shows you.

This ‘gay Jesus’ created for Holy Week 2024 in Spain has much more in common with Antichrist

FROM QUEERTY: Easter is coming up at the end of March. The Christian holiday is a particularly big thing in Spain and many regions hold their own special festivals. This includes Seville. The city’s General Council of Brotherhoods and Guilds announced last September it had chosen local, respected artist Salustiano Garcia (b.1965) to design a poster for Holy Week 2024. That poster was unveiled this week… and it’s divided opinion online.

Some have expressed love for the image. The city’s Council of Brotherhoods praised the work. It says it depicts “the radiant side of Holy Week.”

That’s not what others are seeing. IPSE, an ultra-conservative Catholic group said, “It’s absolutely shameful and an aberration.” It went on to say the depiction of Christ is “camp” and “effeminate.”

Javier Navarro, of the far-right Vox political party, claimed the poster was designed purposefully “to provoke.”

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HOW CONFUSED AND DISAPPOINTED WOULD YOU BE TO GET TO HEAVEN AND BE TOLD THIS WAS JESUS?

The artist disagrees. He told Spanish newspaper ABC the image was based on his own son, Horacio. Garcia described it as “gentle, elegant and beautiful”. He said he created it with “deep respect” even if, “the representation of the sacred image is very far from my style.”

“To see sexuality in my image of Christ, you must be mad,” he said. He added that painters and sculptors have depicted Christ in a similar fashion over hundreds of years.

Others agreed with him and pointed to similar depictions. Many condemned the implicit homophobia behind some of the criticism. READ MORE

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When you contribute to this fundraising effort, you are helping us to do what the Lord called us to do. The money you send in goes primarily to the overall daily operations of this site. When people ask for Bibles, we send them out at no charge. When people write in and say how much they would like gospel tracts but cannot afford them, we send them a box at no cost to them for either the tracts or the shipping, no matter where they are in the world. We have a Gospel Billboard program. We are now broadcasting Bible studies, Podcasts and a Sunday Service 5 times a week, thanks to your generous donations. All this is possible because YOU pray for us, YOU support us, and YOU give so we can continue growing.

But whatever you do, don’t do nothing. Time is short and we need your help right now. The Lord has given us an open door with a tremendous ‘course’ for us to fulfill that will create an excellent experience at the Judgement Seat of Christ. Please pray for our efforts, and if the Lord leads you to donate, be as generous as possible. The war is REAL, the battle HOT and the time is SHORTTO THE FIGHT!!!

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