In normal markets, when demand drives prices up, suppliers will produce more to meet the demand and take advantage of the higher prices. That's how the oil market is supposed to work. But the Biden administration has taken a number of steps to hamper oil investment, by: telling drillers and producers of oil that they will be bound by ever-more-restrictive climate change rules eliminating pipeline approvals and preventing new drilling on federal lands Those actions have given power back to OPEC, which has no incentive to produce more oil, and even said it won't … [Read more...]
Pandemic Creates Virtual Panopticon
“In the 1600s a series of civilization-threatening plague epidemics gave birth to one of the most heavy-handed surveillance states in the Western world,” writes Annie Jacobsen in First Platoon. “In order to impose the rule of law, the government ordered the full-scale cataloging of people.” You felt like you were being watched because you were, especially by your neighbors.
Historian Michel Foucault draws the parallel between the surveillance state during the plague, in Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, and a prison called the Panopticon or “all seeing.” It was a circular prison with a guard tower in the middle from which a single guard could observe the prisoners—but where they couldn’t see him. They felt like they were constantly watched, creating a fear that produced obedience.
The technology is growing at the speed of science fiction, faster than your Fourth Amendment rights. Technology can be used against you before you even commit a crime just by using A.I. and analysis of your patterns to examine how you live your life.
Americans are now caught in a "Virtual Panopticon" created by the pandemic. Read more below about this scary new reality.
Vaccine mandates are only the beginning of an American reality in which states' rights are trampled by federal mandates to control you. Tucker Carlson explains the changing narrative of vaccine mandates, and the possible endgame of electronic vaccine passports that will act as an extension of the virtual Panopticon already monitoring Americans. Watch: Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Your Survival Guy's Take on What's Next? Once the precedent is set that a vaccine passport is required of you to exercise your rights, what else could be conditioned on your compliance? How about … [Read more...]
You know from the Edward Snowden leaks that the United States, and many other governments around the world, have massive surveillance networks. The proliferation of electronic surveillance has created a virtual Panopticon for Americans and others, in which their lives are constantly exposed. But it isn't just governments that are surveilling citizens. Unethical employees of Big Tech corporations have now been caught peering into your most vital personal electronic information. VICE reports: Google fired dozens of employees between 2018 and 2020 for abusing their access to the company's tools … [Read more...]
Joe Biden has suggested his administration is looking into whether or not they can mandate vaccines for everyone in America. This comes only seven months after Biden said there would be no vaccine mandate from the federal government. Action Line: A national vaccine mandate will automatically demand a vaccine passport to prove compliance. The digital health record will become one more piece of the virtual Panopticon Americans are living in today. … [Read more...]
Biden administration mouthpiece, Jen Psaki, admitted recently to using Facebook to silence "problematic" content online. Many conservative pundits have pointed out the similarities of the apparent government-corporate synchronicity and fascism. Philip Klein analyzes Psaki's comments at National Review, writing: Whether or not she intended to, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has escalated the conservative war with Big Tech. During the Thursday press briefing, Psaki said regarding COVID-19 messaging that “we’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread … [Read more...]
Since revealing that the NSA has been spying on him, Tucker Carlson has withstood waves of criticism and pushback. Now, Judge Andrew Napolitano is standing up for his Fox News colleague. He writes at LewRockwell.com: In March 2017, I received a tip from a friend in the intelligence community that the British Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ — the United Kingdom’s domestic and foreign spies — had been asked by the CIA to spy on candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 U.S presidential election campaign. He elaborated that Trump’s claim that “someone tapped my wires” was … [Read more...]
Action Line: This is one more indication that Americans are living in a virtual panopticon. Troops in D.C. & Your Authoritarian Virtual Panopticon Originally posted January 29, 2021. “In the 1600s a series of civilization-threatening plague epidemics gave birth to one of the most heavy-handed surveillance states in the Western world,” writes Annie Jacobsen in First Platoon. “In order to impose the rule of law, the government ordered the full-scale cataloging of people.” You felt like you were being watched because you were, especially by your neighbors. Historian Michel Foucault … [Read more...]
Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law that will protect Floridians from deplatforming and censorship by social media networks and other big tech companies. The Wall Street Journal reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday aimed at making big tech platforms more accountable for their content decisions, a move with political overtones that appeared likely to draw legal challenges. Mr. DeSantis, a potential GOP presidential contender with ties to former President Donald Trump, said the legislation could help conservatives defend themselves from unfair … [Read more...]
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy castigated Rep. Liz Cheney for her continued pestering of President Trump, rather than focusing on winning the House back in 2022, something that should be at the top of Cheney's mind given her role as Republican Conference Chairwoman. Rather than recognize the anger of GOP voters towards her, Cheney has opted instead to please big corporate donors and neocon Never-Trumpers who are friends with her father. Brittany Bernstein reports in National Review: Representative Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) doubled down on her criticism of former President Donald … [Read more...]
Your Survival Guy's survival stock for you today is a company using blockchain technology to help bring you a better product. You may have heard of it: McDonald’s. Want to know how those two sizzling Big Mac patties get to you? Well, one supplier, Golden State Foods, uses blockchain through IBM’s Food Trust (see below). But before we dig into this feast, what you and I need to know is: does it pay a dividend? And the answer is a big YES—since 1976. Like hot french fries dipped in ketchup—one, after another, after another. And one year before that dividend began, some clever operator in … [Read more...]