You Have To Believe

Posted in Politics on April 5th, 2015

Much of life and almost all of geopolitics and diplomacy is based upon faith. The actors involved has to believe that others will hold at least somewhat true to their word. The question, sometimes an existential question, is how much can one rationally believe.

Which is easier to believe in, the truthfulness of the raghead ayatollas or the Easter Bunny
Which Is Easier To Believe In?

Well, which is easier to believe in, that the Ayatollahs ruling Iran will allow their semi-secular puppet government that we’re negotiating a nuclear deal with to abide by their word to “The Great Satan” or the Easter Bunny?

Of course, Obama says, “If Iran cheats, the world will know it.” In this, I think the boy is right though, himself, less than truthful through misdirection and omission.

Tel Aviv Being Nuked
If Iran Cheats, The World Will Know It

Yeah, If Iran cheats, the world will know it…when Hamas, Hezbollah, or some other Iranian proxy detonates a nuclear weapon in Tel Aviv. And that, Ladies, Gentleman, and any of you Libtards who might be reading this, is far, far easier to believe in than either the Ayatollahs’ honor or the Easter Bunny.

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But Whose Truths?

Posted in Politics, Society, Technology on March 9th, 2015

Google modifies, tweaks, and just plain changes its search algorithm on a regular basis, most often to disrupt the effectiveness of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) efforts. Now, however, a Google research team is trying to change  the algorithm, to measure the “trustworthiness” of a page, rather than its reputation across the web.

The system – which is has not yet gone live – counts the number of “incorrect” facts within a page to determine its ranking in search results instead of its reputation or popularity, as measured by incoming links, across the web.

Google Cuff Censors
Google – The Internet’s Gatekeeper

This, of course, begs the questions of whose facts? Whose truths? Who will decide what is innacurate and, hence, to be downlisted and effectively censored by Google?

Google’s answers are that facts that the web unanimously agrees upon are considered to be a reasonable proxy for truth. Web pages that dissent from this consensus by containing contradictory information are to be bumped down the rankings, effectively censoring them by removing them from the bulk of the web’s users.

So, insofar as the internet’s greatest gatekeeper, Google is concerned, consensus reality will be the only reality. And, of course, Google will be the arbiter of that consensus.

I guess, if Google’s plan is allowed to be implemented, nobody will read where you wrote, “And yet it moves.

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Legalized Genocide

Posted in Politics, Society on January 29th, 2015

Ann CoulterIt’s a fact that Ann Coulter, the “shock jock” of sociopolitical thought and commentary, essentially makes her rent by utterly kissing off Liberals, Progressives, and their various and sundry sharecropping minority tenants by speaking truth in the most inflammatory manner. The important thing to remember, however, is that much of what Coulter says is the truth even if it is delivered in the most polarizing manner possible.

A perfect example of this is her pithy commentary upon “immigration reform” in the US:

If this sort of drastic change were legally imposed on any group other than white Americans, it would be called genocide. Yet whites are called racists merely for mentioning the fact that current immigration law is intentionally designed to reduce their percentage in the population.

— Ann Coulter
Bush’s America: Roach Motel (2007)

Liberals, Progressives, and the non-Whites they farm for votes have always behaved as if reducing Whites to a minority in America was the goal of immigration, though the Blacks’ glee over it amuses me. The “Browning of America” is seen by them to be a good and worthy goal in and of itself or so their rhetoric makes it seem.

If this same attitude and rhetoric was applied to any other, non-White demographic is would be decried as cultural genocide. Indeed, various activist and “civil rights” groups would be in the courts filing lawsuit after lawsuit against it…and rioting and looting in “protest” against it and those that espoused it.

So Ann Coulter spoke the truth. “Immigration reform” is an attempt by the Left at legalized genocide of White culture in America.

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