Many people seem to be having issues in regards to their privacy on social media. It’s no secret that today privacy doesn’t really exist, and intelligence agencies along with communications corporations have been collecting data on the global population through various means, one of them probably being Facebook. This type of data collecting and surveillance is justified by stating that it preserves national security, among other things.
As Edward Snowden (NSA whistle-blower) recently tweeted:
“Facebook makes their money by exploiting and selling intimate details about the private lives of millions, far beyond the scant details you voluntarily post. They are not victims, they are accomplices…Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as “surveillance companies.” Their rebranding as “social media” is the most successful deception since the Department of War became the Department of Defense.”
That being said, it’s not like this was secret information. It’s similar to the Snowden leaks, not many people out there were labelling mass surveillance as a ‘conspiracy theory,’ there was already enough information and evidence out there to make an educated guess about it.
Recently, people have been horrified after downloading their data and info from Facebook. We’re talking about millions of people, who probably don’t really pay attention to this type of thing like we in the alternative community do. This is why there is so much shock going around right now.
They have recorded conversations, kept text messages, and much more, and at the same time they’ve been selling this data to multiple companies, and perhaps even collecting and storing it for intelligence agencies.
There are a lot more of these tweets.
This all started when it was recently revealed that UK data analytics corporation, Cambridge Analytics, gained access of personal information of more than 50 million Facebook users in 2014, largely without their consent.
“Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics company, got access to more than 50 million Facebook users’ data in 2014. The data was overwhelmingly collected, shared, and stored without user consent. The scale of this violation of user privacy reflects how Facebook’s terms of service and API were structured at the time. Make no mistake: this was not a data breach. This was exactly how Facebook’s infrastructure was designed to work.” (source)
Prior to leaving in 2011, Chamath Palihapitiya, the vice-president for user growth at Facebook the company, said, “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we created are destroying how society works. . . . No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth.”
You can read more about that here.
So not only are we being watched, we’re also being manipulated in a sense.
Your own data can be requested as a zip file here.
So, How Can You Protect Yourself?
Thanks to the Electronic Frontier Foundation for the information.
Log into Facebook and visit the App Settings page (or go there manually via the Settings Menu > Apps ).
From there, click the “Edit” button under “Apps, Websites and Plugins.” Click “Disable Platform.”
If you don’t want to disable the platform, click “Edit” under “Apps Others Use.” Then uncheck the types of information that you don’t want others’ apps to be able to access.
Based on my research into surveillance done by governments and intelligence agencies, the reasons for invading our privacy never really seem to make sense. As mentioned above, with multiple examples, some of the reasons might even be completely fabricated. So, I encourage others to ask themselves, why? Why all of this data collection? Has Facebook, like most other high profiting corporations, simply collected data so they can sell it to other companies for huge amounts of money? Has the government intervened and used Facebook as another data collection method for their own purposes? Do they want to keep tabs on somebody that threatens the global elite’s plans in any sort of way? Or is it simply, again, all about money and finding out what we are all individually interested in?
We could go on and on and speculate, but the bottom line is, it’s not a nice feeling to know that everything you say and do is recorded and stored somewhere in a massive data base. It’s not ethical, it infringes on multiple human rights, and it seems to be completely unnecessary and a tool used by the global elite for their own selfish purposes.
One thing is for certain, the world is changing, and we’re starting to finally acknowledge what’s going on behind the scenes instead of branding facts as ‘conspiracy’ theories simply because they go against our own belief systems.
Ultimately, we are the users of these platforms, and they are detrimental in several ways as they are helpful and positive. It’s up to you to make the decision whether you want to continue to use them.
Reader Emails: Stop Making Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Out To Be A Saint
- The Facts:
Several readers felt that a few of my preceding articles on Venezuela cast President Nicolas Maduro in too positive a light.
- Reflect On:
Can we see that geopolitical situations are rarely black and white, and it is important for us to have an appreciation for both sides in order to be properly informed?
Previous articles I have written about the self-serving involvement of Western globalists in the affairs of Venezuela, including ‘Globalists Want Venezuela As The Next Jewel In Their Crown‘ and ‘Burning Aid Trucks In Venezuela Bring Western Propaganda To Light,’ have led several readers to comment to me that I am ignorantly painting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a positive light.
One reader, for example, argued that there are efforts on the part of the U.S., Columbia, and Brazil to dismantle this drug-cartel fueled terrorist state, which has caused untold suffering and poverty for its citizens:
With all due respect, I just wonder where you might get all the false information you wrote on your article…Maduro’s a dictator. This is NOT a conventional dictatorship that is being dismantled In Venezuela.
An emporium of Narco-trafficking, Terrorism and International Crime is being dismantled. This emporium has used the enormous resources of an entire State of a Rich Country and with a privileged geopolitical position. The exit of three occupation armies is taking place.
Another reader felt that the first article put the credibility of CE into question:
I was recently a subscriber to CE however because of todays article regarding Venezuela I have decided that I no longer want anything to do with CE. I used to agree on most of the posts that I would see however today struck a nerve.
I am an American. I live in Florida. I have many friends from who have migrated to our country because of the devastation of their homeland Venezuela.
I know of what has been going on in their country not through mainstream media or other forms of alternative media, such as CE. Your article can not be more incorrect on what is actually going on in that country.
All of the people that I know here who are Venezuelan (who don’t even know each other) all have told me mostly the same information of that travesty that has taken place in their country over the years because of what Chavez did and now Maduro has done.
Maduro “won” the election (that only had less than 20% of a voter turnout) because he had no opposition because the opposition was silenced. They were either put in jail or killed. The only ones who voted were the very few whom were working for Maduro’s government and were forced to vote for him.
It would be almost like if Trump decided in the next election to lock up or silence the Democrats and only allow registered Republicans to vote. The same result would happen. My friends have told me how he has abused his power in controlling the wealth of the country and basically making himself a dictator.
Throwing The Baby Out With The Bath Water
I would say that a careful read of the two articles that I wrote previously on the subject of Venezuela do not negate the information offered by these readers. What these readers appear to be objecting to is that I am speaking on a subject involving the regime of Nicolas Maduro without providing detailed, incisive information about his regime or what is going on in Venezuela.
If that is the case, then I am guilty as charged–though completely lacking the resources and trusted sources to do so. Again, the subject of the articles was not Nicolas Maduro, it was about Western interference in the affairs of a sovereign state for their own economic and strategic benefits.
One reader went so far as to suggest that Western powers tried to legitimize Juan Guaidó‘s self-appointment as the country’s de facto leader solely based on a desire to terminate a cruel dictator and bring justice and prosperity to the citizens of Venezuela. I believe this is a bit naive, as it belies the consistent pattern throughout history of a Western colonialist and imperialist mindset, which continues to this day in the form of soft coups and covert military takeovers in countries whose leaders were not aligned with Western hegemony.
Is it not possible to say that Nicolas Maduro is fighting off evil forces without implying that he is a ‘positive’ force and a protector of his people? This is the matter at hand.
Perception And Discernment
I can concede that, if I don’t include any commentary on Maduro or his regime in my articles, some readers might end up with the perception that he is necessarily the legitimate leader of the country and is not engaging in any major fraud or corruption that enriches him personally in the process at the expense of his citizens.
It is with this in mind that I bring forward a third reader email in full, because in reading it I felt it went beyond the ‘either/or’ perception and would be of benefit to readers interested in this subject.
I am aware I am a total stranger so this is weird, but I read your article in the Collective Evolution website titled “Burning Aid Truck in Venezuela Bring Western Propaganda to Light” and felt compelled to write you.
I have followed Collective Evolution for a few years now, starting when I turned 23 and had a massive spiritual awakening which has propelled me to take part in social initiatives around the world and explore consciousness as an obsessive hobby. I have lived in 5 countries, visited over 33, for now, and have fought for Venezuela since the age of 10 against the dictatorships of Chavez and Maduro.
I am the first person to say the American government is total horse shit! Colonialism was a sham, western media is nothing worse than Mexican telenovelas and will not believe an ounce of anything ever told to me.
I am writing all of this because it is important for you to know, that what I am about to say comes from a person that agrees with your overall perspective of the world but still disagrees with certain aspect of your article.
I very much agree that CNN is the purveyor of false news, but there are certain facts about the Venezuelan issue that are being misrepresented. I would like to explain that the western media is not the point of what is happening in Venezuela, claiming Maduro is being portrayed in a bad light when he is not responsible is completely INCORRECT.
Being a Venezuelan, living through at least three coup d’etats, having my family and friends be kidnapped and killed because of the ever so growing kidnapping industry in the country is very real and horrifying. Maduro is a man that has no experience in government or international politics and he barely understands what the meaning of an economy is. He has in fact burned political polls and aid previously and this is not the first account.
The reason, very simple, he is not very smart. It is well known that he is the head of the government run drug cartel “Cartel of the Sun”, is taking millions of dollars out of the country that he has corruptly earned and has run Venezuela to the ground. This has been happening since 2001, it is just now being discussed seriously by the Western media.
I agree that Western media is false especially knowing the historical American agenda of imperialism. Venezuela has suffered greatly from American government infiltrations since the 50s and their role in meddling for oil is vastly true. However, the Socialist dictatorship, Maduro and his gremlins (please google “Diosdado Cabello drug trafficking” and “Cartel of the Sun”) are also taking advantage of the oil, the kidnapping industry, and have themselves placed hits on people around the country for no reason but because they were “against” the government.
My point is, both sides are shit and that should be acknowledged to your readers.
It would be really appreciated by myself and Venezuelan people if this reality can also be expressed. We have suffered a regime that has made us resentful and angry, and the western intake in this struggle should not take away from the years of hardship we have endured from oppressive leaders and badly run Socialist governments.
I would like to suggest for you to write another article about the other side of the issue.
I will gladly speak with you further about this and very open to have a conversation. Hope you are having a wonderful week,
Part of our evolution involves the development of our faculties of discernment, and a move away from the polarity and stagnation of for/against, black/white perception in favor of an examination of and appreciation for the various shades of grey in many of these situations. It is important that we give equal consideration to both sides of debates or conflicts in order to see there is inevitably some truth on both sides, and only a synthesis of the two provides us with a true understanding of the situation, as well as a means to resolve it.
Japan Leads the Way: No Vaccine Mandates and No MMR Vaccine = Healthier Children
- The Facts:
This article was written By Kristina Kristen, Guest Writer, for Children's Health Defense, posted here with permission.
- Reflect On:
How much do pharmaceutical companies really care about our health? Why is important information on vaccines never acknowledged and countered by the mainstream?
In the United States, many legislators and public health officials are busy trying to make vaccines de facto compulsory—either by removing parental/personal choice given by existing vaccine exemptions or by imposing undue quarantines and fines on those who do not comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) vaccine edicts. Officials in California are seeking to override medical opinion about fitness for vaccination, while those in New York are mandating the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine for 6-12-month-old infants for whom its safety and effectiveness “have not been established.”
The U.S. has the very highest infant mortality rate of all industrialized countries, with more American children dying at birth and in their first year than in any other comparable nation—and more than half of those who survive develop at least one chronic illness.
American children would be better served if these officials—before imposing questionable and draconian measures—studied child health outcomes in Japan. With a population of 127 million, Japan has the healthiest children and the very highest “healthy life expectancy” in the world—and the least vaccinated children of any developed country. The U.S., in contrast, has the developed world’s most aggressive vaccination schedule in number and timing, starting at pregnancy, at birth and in the first two years of life. Does this make U.S. children healthier? The clear answer is no. The U.S. has the very highest infant mortality rate of all industrialized countries, with more American children dying at birth and in their first year than in any other comparable nation—and more than half of those who survive develop at least one chronic illness. Analysis of real-world infant mortality and health results shows that U.S. vaccine policy does not add up to a win for American children.
Japan and the U.S.; Two Different Vaccine Policies
In 1994, Japan transitioned away from mandated vaccination in public health centers to voluntary vaccination in doctors’ offices, guided by “the concept that it is better that vaccinations are performed by children’s family doctors who are familiar with their health conditions.” The country created two categories of non-compulsory vaccines: “routine” vaccines that the government covers and “strongly recommends” but does not mandate, and additional “voluntary” vaccines, generally paid for out-of-pocket. Unlike in the U.S., Japan has no vaccine requirements for children entering preschool or elementary school.
Japan also banned the MMR vaccine in the same time frame, due to thousands of serious injuriesover a four-year period—producing an injury rate of one in 900 children that was “over 2,000 times higher than the expected rate.” It initially offered separate measles and rubella vaccines following its abandonment of the MMR vaccine; Japan now recommends a combined measles-rubella (MR) vaccine for routine use but still shuns the MMR. The mumps vaccine is in the “voluntary” category.
Here are key differences between the Japanese and U.S. vaccine programs:
- Japan has no vaccine mandates, instead recommending vaccines that (as discussed above) are either “routine” (covered by insurance) or “voluntary” (self-pay).
- Japan does not vaccinate newborns with the hepatitis B (HepB) vaccine, unless the mother is hepatitis B positive.
- Japan does not vaccinate pregnant mothers with the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine.
- Japan does not give flu shots to pregnant mothers or to six-month-old infants.
- Japan does not give the MMR vaccine, instead recommending an MR vaccine.
- Japan does not require the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
No other developed country administers as many vaccine doses in the first two years of life.
In contrast, the U.S. vaccine schedule (see Table 1) prescribes routine vaccination during pregnancy, calls for the first HepB vaccine dose within 24 hours of birth—even though 99.9% of pregnant women, upon testing, are hepatitis B negative, and follows up with 20 to 22 vaccine doses in the first year alone. No other developed country administers as many vaccine doses in the first two years of life.
The HepB vaccine injects a newborn with a 250-microgram load of aluminum, a neurotoxic and immune-toxic adjuvant used to provoke an immune response. There are no studies to back up the safety of exposing infants to such high levels of the injected metal. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) upper limit for aluminum in intravenous (IV) fluids for newborns is far lower at five micrograms per kilogram per day (mcg/kg/day)—and even at these levels, researchers have documented the potential for impaired neurologic development. For an average newborn weighing 7.5 pounds, the HepB vaccine has over 15 times more aluminum than the FDA’s upper limit for IV solutions.
Unlike Japan, the U.S. administers flu and Tdap vaccines to pregnant women (during any trimester) and babies receive flu shots at six months of age, continuing every single year thereafter. Manufacturers have never tested the safety of flu shots administered during pregnancy, and the FDA has never formally licensed any vaccines “specifically for use during pregnancy to protect the infant.”
Japan initially recommended the HPV vaccine but stopped doing so in 2013 after serious health problems prompted numerous lawsuits. Japanese researchers have since confirmed a temporal relationship between HPV vaccination and recipients’ development of symptoms.
U.S. vaccine proponents claim the U.S. vaccine schedule is similar to schedules in other developed countries, but this claim is inaccurate upon scrutiny. Most other countries do not recommend vaccination during pregnancy, and very few vaccinate on the first day of life. This is important because the number, type and timing of exposure to vaccines can greatly influence their adverse impact on developing fetuses and newborns, who are particularly vulnerable to toxic exposures and early immune activation. Studies show that activation of pregnant women’s immune systems can cause developmental problems in their offspring. Why are pregnant women in the U.S. advised to protect their developing fetuses by avoiding alcohol and mercury-containing tuna fish, but actively prompted to receive immune-activating Tdap and flu vaccines, which still contain mercury (in multi-dose vials) and other untested substances?
Japan initially recommended the HPV vaccine but stopped doing so in 2013 after serious health problems prompted numerous lawsuits. Japanese researchers have since confirmed a temporal relationship between HPV vaccination and recipients’ development of symptoms. U.S. regulators have ignored these and similar reports and not only continue to aggressively promote and even mandate the formerly optional HPV vaccine beginning in preadolescence but are now pushing it in adulthood. The Merck-manufactured HPV vaccine received fast-tracked approval from the FDA despite half of all clinical trial subjects reporting serious medical conditions within seven months.
Best and Worst: Two Different Infant Mortality Results
The CDC views infant mortality as one of the most important indicators of a society’s overall health. The agency should take note of Japan’s rate, which, at 2 infant deaths per 1,000 live births, is the second lowest in the world, second only to the Principality of Monaco. In comparison, almost three times as many American infants die (5.8 per 1,000 live births), despite massive per capita spending on health care for children (see Table 2). U.S. infant mortality ranks behind 55 other countries and is worse than the rate in Latvia, Slovakia or Cuba.
If vaccines save lives, why are American children dying at a faster rate, and…dying younger compared to children in 19 other wealthy countries—translating into a 57 percent greater risk of death before reaching adulthood?
To reiterate, the U.S. has the most aggressive vaccine schedule of developed countries (administering the most vaccines the earliest). If vaccines save lives, why are American children “dying at a faster rate, and…dying younger” compared to children in 19 other wealthy countries—translating into a “57 percent greater risk of death before reaching adulthood”? Japanese children, who receive the fewest vaccines—with no government mandates for vaccination—grow up to enjoy “long and vigorous” lives. International infant mortality and health statistics and their correlation to vaccination protocols show results that government and health officials are ignoring at our children’s great peril.
Among the 20 countries with the world’s best infant mortality outcomes, only three countries (Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore) automatically administer the HepB vaccine to all newborns—governed by the rationale that hepatitis B infection is highly endemic in these countries. Most of the other 17 top-ranking countries—including Japan—give the HepB vaccine at birth only if the mother is hepatitis B positive (Table 1). The U.S., with its disgraceful #56 infant mortality ranking, gives the HepB vaccine to all four million babies born annually despite a low incidence of hepatitis B.
Is the U.S. Sacrificing Children’s Health for Profits?
Merck, the MMR vaccine’s manufacturer, is in court over MMR-related fraud. Whistleblowers allege the pharmaceutical giant rigged its efficacy data for the vaccine’s mumps component to ensure its continued market monopoly. The whistleblower evidence has given rise to two separate court cases. In addition, a CDC whistleblower has alleged the MMR vaccine increases autism risks in some children. Others have reported that the potential risk of permanent injuryfrom the MMR vaccine dwarfs the risks of getting measles.
Why do the FDA and CDC continue to endorse the problematic MMR vaccine despite Merck’s implication in fraud over the vaccine’s safety and efficacy? Why do U.S. legislators and government officials not demand a better alternative, as Japan did over two decades ago? Why are U.S. cities and states forcing Merck’s MMR vaccine on American children? Is the U.S. government protecting children, or Merck? Why are U.S. officials ignoring Japan’s exemplary model, which proves that the most measured vaccination program in the industrialized world and “first-class sanitation and levels of nutrition” can produce optimal child health outcomes that are leading the world?
A central tenet of a free and democratic society is the freedom to make informed decisions about medical interventions that carry serious potential risks. This includes the right to be apprised of benefits and risks—and the ability to say no. The Nuremberg Code of ethics established the necessity of informed consent without “any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion.” Forcing the MMR vaccine, or any other vaccine, on those who are uninformed or who do not consent represents nothing less than medical tyranny.
British Physicist & Royal Navy Weapons Expert Speaks On 5G Wireless Radiation Health Hazards
- The Facts:
Barrie Trower is a former Royal Navy weapons specialist and physicist who as years of experience with microwave weapons. In the interview here he goes in deep as to why it's a big problem, and she's one of many to do so.
- Reflect On:
Why have our federal health regulatory agencies approved the rollout of these technologies without any safety testing?
5g is making a lot of noise around the world, but when it comes to this topic within the mainstream, there is absolutely no mention at all of the detrimental health hazards this technology poses to us, and the health hazards wireless radiation in general poses to us. It’s most likely that it’s never brought up because, for one, many people are simply unaware of it, and two, there is an abundance of research clearly showing that there are no safe levels for this type of technology and all it does is wreak havoc on our biology.
Not long ago, Martin L. Pall, PhD and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University, outlined a lot of the science that makes these health hazards clear. In that report he also stated that 5G is the “stupidest idea in the history of the world.” “5G: Great risk for EU, U.S. and International Health! Compelling Evidence for Eight Distinct Types of Great Harm Caused by Electromagnetic Field(EMF) Exposures and the Mechanism that Causes Them.”
There are more than 2000 peer-reviewed publications regarding the health concerns of wireless technology, and 5G is another level. If you’re looking for more information, I often point people toward the Environmental Health Trust because it’s a great resource that gives you access to more science.
A Belgian government minister announced that Brussels is halting its 5G plans due to health effects.
The statement was made by Céline Fremault, the Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy. In an interview last Friday with L’Echo, she said:
“I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt.”
– Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government (Brussels-Captial Region), responsible for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy
You can read more about that here.
Dr. Sharon Goldberg, an internal medicine physician & professor gave her testimony regarding the dangers of electromagnetic radiation. She said: “Wireless radiation has biological effects. Period.” You can watch that entire testimony here.
U.S., Russian, and Chinese defense agencies have been active in developing weapons that rely on the capabilities of this electromagnetic technology to create burning sensations on the skin for crowd control. The waves are Millimetre waves, also used by the U.S. Army in crowd dispersal guns called Active Denial Systems. The same technology and frequencies behind 5G are the same ones used for these types of weapons.
Barrie Trower, a British physicist who carried out research for the Royal Navy and military intelligence into the effects of microwave radiation, is another individual who’s been speaking up against this type of technology for years. You can read about him and find more sources within this document.
There is a reason why this type of technology is banned in multiple countries around the world. The French National Library and many other libraries in Paris along with several universities have completely removed all Wi-Fi networks. It’s also been banned in many municipal buildings and elementary schools.
Below is an interesting discussion with Mr. Trower if you’re interested.
What Can You Do To Protect Yourself?
This information can spark a fearful reaction, and that’s normal. It could elicit the same fearful reaction you may have to other humanitarian issues including the massive amounts of pesticides being sprayed in our environment and on our food, the rising deforestation rates, and several other aspects of the human experience that need to be changed. As important as it is to not react with fear and panic, it’s even more important not to completely ignore these things and think everything will magically be okay.
Earth has become engulfed with this mess as a result of our ignorance, as a result of us ignoring important scientific findings such as these. If we continue along this path, disease rates will continue to rise. Awareness is key, and simply being informed about this issue is a huge step in the right direction.
So, what can you do? You could purchase some EMF protective clothing and bedding, or you could even paint your home with EMF protective paint. You can unplug your computer when not in use, turn off your cell phone, and unplug all your electronic devices before you go to sleep. You could have a wired internet connection, which is actually much faster than any wireless connection. You can live a healthy lifestyle, and you can use mind-body healing techniques to help you.
I write a lot about parapsychology, and it’s quite clear that our minds can have a significant impact on our biology. I know it sounds a little ‘new agey,’ but the truth is, if you don’t believe you are being harmed, odds are that the impact on your biology will be significantly different than someone who is fearful and stressed out about health concerns. Consciousness is huge, and it is one of the biggest factors in regards to preventative measures.
You can learn more about this balance through our CE Protocol.
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