30 Burst results for "Orwell"
Social Media Giants Hit Back, Sue Florida Over Anti-Censorship Bill
"Republican run to Santa signed a bill into law last week, doling out big fines to social media companies that censor content or band politicians were candidates for office. Now, two groups representing social media companies are suing one of them. That choice is a lobbying firm that represents giants, Twitter and Facebook. They claim the law violates the First Amendment to Santa's compared Big Tech to Big Brother and the George Orwell novel Night. 94 when he signed the bill, he says Internet companies are century post that don't fit with their ideology. Tom Angotti, Fox News 5 52.
News Corp to Buy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Consumer-Publishing Arm
"In London. Simon I in Fox News major publishing business has been sold. News Corp is buying Houghton Mifflin Hardcourts Consumer publishing business That's paying $349 Million Dhmh unit includes the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Martha Stewart titles and the Carmen San Diego books. It also publishes George Orwell. Philip Roth and its Children's books also include the little blue truck, Curious George And the Polar Express. The sale will help hoping to pay down debt and focus on its digital first education strategy.
News Corp. buys Houghton Mifflin Harcourt books division
"An agreement to purchase the consumer arm of educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Hard court, which would mark the media companies second deal in less than a week. Deal without a portfolio of high profile novels. Monsters such as George Orwell, Philip Roth and J. R. Are talking to News Corp's Harken Paul HarperCollins Publishers division. The deal indicates that News Corp. Which in addition to Harper, Collins, owns Wall Street Journal and Market Watch publisher Dow
Clearview AI's face database violates privacy, lawsuit claims
"There are greater concerns. And i have been Naive about this and this. This really opened my eyes. According to the lawsuit clearview has provided thousands of governments government agencies and private entities access routes. I said governments plural. Not not just the united states federal government or state government. We're talking about governments around. The world came. Clearview has provided thousands of government government agencies and private entities access to its database which they can use to identify people with dissident views monitor their associations and track their speech. Big brothers here folks. Nineteen eighty-four george orwell and all that big brother is here except that they're not making a hard and fast rules in terms of where you can go and who you can talk to and what you can see and say yet. Lawsuits had clearview scrapes dozens of internet sites. This'll get your attention. Right like facebook and twitter and google and then mo. What does that mean scraping the site. Well they gather facial pictures. It involves the use of computer programs to automatically scan and copy data which according to the lawsuit is analyzed by clearview ai to identify individual biometrics such as ice shape and size that's put into a face print database that clients can use to identify people and You know we've just to appoint and you say well. Okay so they can you know if they're looking for a criminal somebody who's wanted for heinous crimes. They can catch them before they can escape from the airport. Because we've got all these cameras that can identify these people and that's good but it also means you can't just disappear if you want to. You can't and you may say well. Why would i want to do that. I don't know but just a little. Bit creepy
"orwell" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Houston but he has a national influence on on politics. Dick Weeklies. One of these amazing guys who by all accounts he's made his money he doesn't need to engage in public policy. He should just go off and spend it and you know buy new cars and new boats and take new trips by new houses and. He wants this country to be there for the next generation and so for almost thirty years now, he has gotten on a plane on his own flown around the state and now the country and met with politicians other businessmen and said, look we engage to make this country great to keep the opportunities available that that we have. So he and I went to lunch months ago and he said I've I've I've helped sponsor. A video from prager you in Dennis Prager does great work on the radio, but he also does great work off the radio doing these sort of like what Milton Friedman used to do in the free to choose TV series in in the sixties or seventies. And he's just very basic simple, straightforward recitation of. What works? In our economy. And so they made a video of that. My friend Dick Weekly helped to finance. He may have finance the whole thing. At prager you and it's about the differences between blue states and red states. You know what's lost all this. Is that the president you know we look at the economic numbers across the country he's being dragged down by the cities and counties, and in some cases states that are led by Democrats who are intentionally sandbagging the economy. There intentionally destroying economic activity in hopes of hurting him. And yet despite that, the American spirit lives on. But the beauty in a federal system as you have fifty different states, fifty different laboratories to explore different policies, and this is about the differences all credit here goes to prager. You can find this on their website. This is about the differences between living in a red state, republican state and a blue state, a Democrat state. We're supposed to be the United States of America, but many ways were now divided into two very different nations. There's Red State America and there's Blue State America the red states favor conservative small government, free market policies, low taxes, light regulation tough on crime policing and Worker Freedom Think Florida Texas Tennessee, Arizona, and Utah The blue states favor liberal left big government approach high taxes, heavy regulations, high minimum wages, a mandatory union membership think New York New Jersey Connecticut Massachusetts Illinois Oregon and of course California. Progressives liked our you that they're big government high tax policies are economically superior and that's better for the poor minorities and working class Americans than those of red states conservative policies progressives contend are culturally backward and tilted to benefit the rich. Let's test this these us by comparing three of the largest red states, Florida Texas and Tennessee with three of the largest Blue States California New York Illinois. If. Progressive Policies really work than Americans should be rushing to get into the blue states but just the opposite is happening Americans are packing up there you halls and heading to the red states according to the New York Times and August twenty twenty. So many people wanted to leave New York City that moving companies were turning away business they just couldn't handle the demand. This exodus may be accelerating, but it's not new over the last decade. The three big blue states each lost an average of one million people to other states while the three big red states gained almost a million from other states. Makes Perfect Sense America's like freedom small government means more freedom and freedom means opportunity. Let's say you're looking for a job over the decade Florida Texas and Tennessee of gained twice as many jobs as the progressive states not only that but your money goes further in red states according to a twenty thousand nine, hundred tax foundation study. You're one hundred dollars stretches to a hundred and eleven dollars purchasing power and Tennessee. While New Jersey, it shrinks to eighty nine dollars if you're a big corporation or a small company looking for a business friendly environment affordable housing or maybe just a better quality of life where are you going to go? The tough decision is not choosing a red state or blue state. The tough decision is which red state to move to progressives like to say that this isn't about economics. The red states tend to be in the south and southwest where the weather is warmer. But that doesn't explain why so many people are leaving California, which is the best weather in the country. So what does explain the migration from Blue States star with taxes the two most populous blue states California New York have the highest tax rates in America while the two most populous red states Texas, and Florida have no income tax at all when taxes get to high people move to where taxes are lower. The problem for the high tax states is that these people take their money, their ambition and their employees with them. Then, there's crime do blue cities do better than red cities. The answer of course is no of the twenty cities with the. Murder, rates eighteen a run by left leaning Democrats for the most part have been for decades and these cities aren't getting safer. They're getting more dangerous. A good chunk of Minneapolis was burned to the ground result of riots following the death of George Floyd Portland had over ninety consecutive nights of rioting not peaceful protests. Rioting Seattle allowed an entire section of the city to declare itself an autonomous zone A. I in American history. Progressive Governors Progressive Mayors Progressive Police chiefs run all of these cities and states ask any resident of Los Angeles Her San Francisco about the rise in homelessness and you'll get a litany of horror stories both cities. Of course have a long history of progressive mayors. How `bout keeping US healthy and safe Shirley? The progressive states with their strict lockdowns did a better job saving lies from the corona virus. nope. Adjusted. For population as a resident of New York new. Jersey. Or Illinois were three four or even five times more likely to die of the virus than if you lived in a red state like Florida Texas Georgia Utah or Arizona. Progresses and Liberal Democrats may mean, well, they certainly talk a lot about how much they care about the poor minorities and the working class yet somehow, it's always the poor minorities in the working class who pay the price for their bad policies. That's why those who can move do move those who can't get stuck with the short end of the stick. Red State America is prospering blue. State America is in meltdown. So where do you WanNa live?.
"orwell" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Why? Why why is there just constant noise and the the answer is that one party the Democratic Party believes that in order to get what you want. You just make a bunch of noise you wear down normal people many ended. This book is for mostly for independent voters, many of whom still have not quite made up their mind and we can get into that why why they haven't if you like they still haven't made up their mind. How could anybody be undecided at this point? Well, there's a lot of different independent voters I've talked to some over the course of the last few days have made up their mind but just real quick. It's the idea that comes from these black lives matter mobs and riots these the the hysteria from the media coronavirus the more we learn about it the more eastern, how how harmless this is for the vast majority of people obviously, it's still it can. Still, be deadly, but it's so harmless for the vast majority of people that you get it. We just saw one of the most high risk people, the president of the United States, get it and he was fine within a week But no, they believe if you can make a bunch of noise scare a bunch of people and they are scaring into the point of intimidation if you've seen some of the videos with the black. Lives matter people just going up random people in the street telling them raise their hand. Otherwise you're GONNA scream in their face curse at them Well, normal mean people but they believe you make enough noise. You scare people you intimidate them, and that's what we're going to get what we want. Well, that's oftentimes how children operate. They say I'm GonNa wind and thought my feet and scream until you give a Lotta Times parents do. but just to get into the point of why there's so many in my book again is for independent voters why they haven't decided well, the conversations I've had with many of them was well I like the way the economy was going. I, thought trump left me alone. I was free to live my life. I was free to make a better life for myself. I looked at my 401k it's doing great I felt safe And yet, I don't like the way he tweets I don't like the way he talks to people I think he's a little bit crude and at the and then on the other side they say but Biden, I, don't know that he can do and he seems a little bit rusty. He doesn't I don't know that he can do the economy like trump did I see him emboldening excusing sometimes encouraging the black lives matter riots and mobs so I don't know if that's for me either but I really just I don't. WanNa be called racist I don't WanNa be called a vote for trump That's that's the choice that people are looking at and book open for trump is you know what? You may not like the way you talk you may not like the tweets. You may not want to invite the president over for Thanksgiving dinner but those that's the those are the stakes at hand. That's the choice you're going to have to make growing up isn't always easy. It's not always fun but in twenty twenty, it means voting to reelect Donald. Trump. I think that's a solid approach because there is no perfect. Candidate, and you know one of the things that I tell folks who will say to me. Yeah. But I don't like the way he tweets A. I can't explain to my kids while he tweets that way why? Why are your kids on twitter? That's a cesspool off of their you want a rough man to do rough work. People. If you want a saint, go to church, make a friend be one. But if you want a guy who's going to take on the tough issues in the tough people and the the the intransigent problems you're gonNA have to I have a guy who's crude and look you're the quarterback of your team might drink too much the celebration afterwards. But if you're winning the Games, let's stick with him. How about? I think that's very that's beautifully said it is a big. That's That's the. Book even say I'm just going over what the the current problems are the corona virus the black lives matter mob, the Metoo Sham that that goes on too many times but I think that's right now know reminded I've been I've been on guest show on a show where know debating a liberal and the liberal has said to me who do you want your child to be like do you want them to be like president trump or would you want them to be like Obama and well I want my child to be like me I'm going to be the family. By the EPA why did they have to look to a political figure? Why did they have to find the daddy figure and that's again that's the whole thing. Democrats are looking for a daddy to many people think that the president needs to be their second daddy or their father no that's the false choice. You don't have to accept it. You might explain to your kids you know it's a rough business that's a there are some things you probably that's not for adults only that's not for you to be emulating. That's not for you to be acting like that's that's an adult business. Well that's exactly right and and. I remember Chris Rock said when Barack Obama was president. He said, you know the president is like the parent of the nation. He's like our parent. When he tells us, we need to do this. We need to do it and I remember thinking. Have we so lost influence makers to such a degree that they don't understand the role of the individual and the government in that sesame. Yeah. Yeah. We have his book is grow up and vote for trump why twenty twenty is your last chance to become an adult by Eddie scary was your intention there to speak to young voters are resume intention to speak to immature voters who are acting like children by not making a choice yet. Well, it's a little bit of both but first, and foremost again at book is for independence you are looking at the issue and saying I'm not sure what to do I'm leaning one way but I don't again I don't Wanna be called racist or bigoted but it it. Initially when the book when we were first coming up of what we were going to do with me and my publisher, he wanted it to be aimed at young people I'm. So there's an element of that and you find that a lot of young people are with the black lives matter crowd the rioters looting they feel like they have to support that because it sounds nice. Little course black lives matter no one's going to say the opposite but yet what it stands for and what it's doing and the way that they're operating. Screaming in the streets breaking things like children do yes. The book also applies to them but I m I first and foremost it's for independence don't making up their minds. I don't WanNa say we'll say twenty four. I ask is what do you say to other young folks I get this all the time I'm forty nine going on ninety I'm an old man at heart, but it inspires me when I see young people who are thinking who are engaging, who are testing their own way of thought and challenging the conventions but they're not being reinforced by people around them. They don't have a lot of their peers who were young. And can see the bigger issues, the more mature issues like this? How do you counsel young people like that? Right and it is a matter of saying you have to think critically, you gotta think about these issues and see them all the way through to the end, but and this is a the. Get into my my remotes recent book other than grow up and go for trump was privileged victims. It's a much longer book more in depth look but. The idea that there's so much of our Culture Hollywood the national media academia is where it starts. The democratic. Party is saying you know critical thinking is not a thing anymore it's more so about what is your gender? What is your sexual identity? What is your race? That's what's most important and that's why you see. So many people say shut up you've got. White privilege you don't get to talk on this issue shut up. You've got you've got white male privilege. You don't get to have a say because there's there's people who have been oppressed in aggrieved than victimized and they're they're the they have the moral authority here. So we're going to speak from a moral from memorial places. We're GONNA decide things based on moral Morality. Again, based on victimhood and grievance until. The whole. Concept of critical thinking and you know the the good ideas and be the people with merit rights to the top You're seeing some of that not not reinforced. It's the opposite within. So much of our culture and that's what I get into privilege victims but yes, you got. It is just about fighting back or you have to tell people know this that's not that's not the American tradition. That's not the way we've been doing things for two hundred plus years in this country we don't, and there's a reason why excuse me there's a reason why we don't do it that way, but you really do have to the fight. It's a it's a very aggressive, but it's A fight on the less his name is, Eddy. Scary. He is an author and columnist for the Washington examiner. The book is called grow up and vote for trump why twenty twenty is your last chance to become an adult I hope lots of folks buy it more importantly. I hope lots of.
"orwell" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Twitter facebook or very powerful organization's. To, simplify an issue. That you will hear a lot about in the coming days. Is Twitter is facebook. A platform or a publisher. It's important. You understand the difference. A platform is simply an exchange. It is simply a place. It is an agnostic venue. We'll have shiny ribs will have Marilyn Manson will have church choirs anyone can come here. We are simply a venue you can share our stage everyone can post on here we don't control what is posted on here. We do not own the content we own the platform. As a platform, you get a lot of legal protections. First of all. If somebody posts, something that is libelous. Towards someone else. You're not responsible for that if you take reasonable means to remove it and have reasonable standards that you apply consistently. People can post all sorts of things and that's not you're not held to that standard if they were, it would likely put them out of business they would be sued so many times every day. So they have argued to use the words of Mark, Zuckerberg it is not our place to be an arbiter of the truth. Okay. So that means treat us as a platform. Outside the public's. These companies have worked very hard to be treated according to section two thirty as a platform, a place where everybody piles their information we don't control what gets put on there and what doesn't. The argument is you're not a platform a yeah. You're not a platform Europe publisher. You control what goes there you guide what goes there a publisher is exactly what you'd think the new. York Times Washington Post. Vanity Fair. National, review or anything else. A publisher is responsible for what appears in their pages on their site. On their screen that's a publisher. The point at which twitter begins yanking stories about Hunter Biden in order to protect his daddy for whom he is allegedly the bag man, he's taking the money, but we know where the money's ending up allegedly. Well the point at which you start killing those stories. You no longer a platform open to all Europe publisher choosing winners and losers. All of this occurring what a coincidence as a senior twitter official announces he is joining the Biden team. To put that into perspective Sagar and Jedi with the the hill he's they're conservative commentator he was on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, and this is how serious he thinks the situation is I mean this is a great moment in American history. This is actually a declaration of war by the big tech companies. In this particular case, we need to understand this for what it is. This is an in-kind donation in the hundreds of millions of dollars to the Joe Biden campaign. These are rules that are flatly falls on their face think about the material that you laid out hacked material is not to be distributed on twitter does that Mean that Edward snowden account is going to be locked immediately does that mean that the Pentagon papers could not be published does that new FBI co Intel pro let's even think about this. They said that twitter said that they could not distribute the story because they couldn't verify the origins. So does that mean every single story based upon anonymous sources out of our government is going to be locked and banned from twitter or slow down as they put it from facebook? No. These rules are selectively enforced in a political manner by the most powerful people and the most powerful companies on earth all of your viewers need to understand that. We'll talk more about that story as the show unfolds, but there is a new development today another New York Post story. For Big. Tech to suppress quote emails reveal how Hunter Biden tried to cash in big on behalf of family. With Chinese firm. Another story broken by the post based on emails that likely came from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop. They report that quote one email sent to Biden on May thirteenth two thousand, seventeen with the subject line expectations included details of remunerated remuneration packages. That is WHO's getting paid for six people involved in an unspecified business venture. Now, this is the Chinese. After the Ukraine is a different deal. Biden was identified as chair slash vice-chair depending on agreement with C. E. F. C. an apparent reference to the former Shanghai based conglomerate C,.
"orwell" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"Our system of checks and balances is straining under the fallout with the constant humiliation of America on the global stage, the attacks on our allies, the shocking witch hunt of former British spy Christopher Steele which could prevent future sharing of intelligence deemed a political threat to the White House further isolating the US a weakened State Department. That's in chaos Putin's gamble one big. Kremlin state TV infamous for turning out surreal lies is factually correct when it boasts, trump is ours. The trump White House seems to be on track to becoming the most corrupt in US history, and the all guards whether Russian or American who support him are supporting that corruption. The virus of corruption as we've seen most Hungary and Poland can be devastating a United Nations official while conducting an investigation on the matter, says that dire poverty in America will worsen under trump threatening democracy America's never been in greater danger, corruption on the scale of trump and Putin breeds authoritarianism, and protects the autocrat in part by keeping the elites, happy or keeping them in line as long as they stand to enrich themselves, a recalls the ending of animal farm when George Orwell writes the creatures outside look from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to Managhan, but already it was impossible to say which was which. Simply put corruption kills and exposing every dark corner of Russia. Gate is an important front in the war on corruption, which is also the war against authoritarianism which enables corruption to flourish. Now in the clip of the film Mr Jones. You're about to hear a news report based on a historical event where? T was celebrated in a big banquet in the Waldorf Astoria in. New York City in nineteen, thirty three for bringing together the White House and the Kremlin this is true. This event really happened is all really happened? American, corporations are thrilled the because they get to profit off of helping. Stalin Modernizes Toby Empire. Never mind that he just got away with murdering billions of people who cares when there's money to be made. or well, who's the Greek chorus of the film? An ever present reminder of the judgement of history perfectly summarizes what's happening in this moment as American oligarchs and Russian oligarch oligarch toast and feast. One thing you may notice if you watch. The film is that during the scene where focused on a worker, a waiter, a black man standing off to the side taking this all in. This was intentional to show that. We won't have economic justice without racial justice. Corruption kills. And the most vulnerable our communities of color. Officials Washington's Day have much to celebrate after a series of negotiations with the White House. The United States has officially recognized the.
"orwell" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior
"In February, twenty, eighteen, as I, was leaving for Poland to begin filming Mr Jones I wrote a piece for day magazine, highlighting some of the latest horror coming out of the trump White House that piece which will link to in our show notes for this episode was called why Russia Gate matters to our democracy. It's a chilling reminder. Especially in light of the latest confirm reports that Putin put a bounty on the heads of US soldiers in Afghanistan, several of them were killed as a result and trump knew about this urgent intelligence for months his response was to essentially defend Putin by advocating that Russia returned to the world leading alliance known as the g eight. None of this is surprising especially. If you've been listening to gasoline nation I'm going to read excerpts of this essay again. I wrote back in two thousand eighteen since it reminds us how he got here and sets up a clip. We're going to play for Mr. Jones, quoting some of the most famous lines of Orwell's animal farm. In a normal election year, one political catchphrase is often used as sum up the key issue of the electorate. It's the economy stupid. This is not a normal electioneer. Since the scandal ridden campaign of Donald Trump who increasingly looks like an illegitimate president, one with well documented authoritarian instincts were fighting to preserve basic norms Russia gate, the stunning scope of which was partially defined FBI indictments of Thirteen Russians. Who helped orchestrate the far-reaching well-funded infiltration of our democracy reminds us what's at stake this November? It's the corruption stupid. Some. Critics like dismiss Russia Gate as the hysterical political games of a desperate opposition, or as an excuse for the Democratic Party not to own. It's many mistakes. There's a determined deep-pocketed and pernicious enemy at the heart of the scandal, an international corruption ring the has an obvious ally holding the most powerful office in the world. America's far from perfect. When it comes to fighting its own corruption, the heartbreaking flint water crisis is only one of many examples, as is the government indifference and corporate fascism that attacked standing rock. One of the most urgent crises we face, as a nation is the grotesque impunity of the gun lobby, the NRA which prioritises prophets over human life when an average of two dozen children are shot every day in America. The examples like this are many. That's why the last thing our fragile democracy needs is a president in the oval. Office allied with one of the most corrupt regimes in the world. By their own admission, the trump family relies on Russian money. It helps keep their businesses afloat and has reportedly laundered through trump properties Russian. Dark money is also making its way through the GOP. For the countless times, the question has been raised. Why won't trump ever say anything? Critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Of Mafia state, a champion of mass murderer, Joseph Stalin and a war criminal. The answer is simple. He can't. Trump has reportedly enriched himself with Russian money, looking to hide abroad, keeping it safe from the uncertainty of doing business inside Russia, where fortunes can be seized to benefit Putin. Trump's presidency has also turned out to be a financial boon for Putin's oligarchs. Trump and Russia's ruling elite seemed to have a mutually beneficial relationship. Why should any of this matter to a candidate organizer and voter in America? In one of the most important election years in the history of our country. An. anti-corruption crusader for global witness named able Lee has this to say about the destruction behind the glamour of the Oligarch jet-set. Quote. Every crop politician, shady oil, boss and dodgy business is backed up and protected by a willing team of unscrupulous lawyers, bankers and accountants. People. Don't just enable corruption. They profit from it, and they have blood on their hands. These people and the companies they work for must be held to account and we WANNA fight the corruption that keeps poor countries poor to stabilizes democracies and enables human rights abuses. and quote. A Ukrainian investigative journalists who regularly covers corruption in Ukraine and Russia told me that she wonders if Americans fully grasp what they're up against. When there's a TV producer in the oval, office adept inventing distractions wielding his twitter account like a cat laser pointer. It's easy to get worn down and forget the insidious dangers behind Russia gate. Let's look for example at the larger stories eclipsed by the Nunez memo on January Twenty, ninth, twenty eighteen. There wasn't assault of News Stories Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee led by Representative Devon Nunez defied the FBI and DOJ and voted to release a classified memo. They alleged undermined the rush investigations known as the Nunez memo. The trump administration declined to impose new Russian sanctions to hold the Kremlin accountable for hacking, the two thousand sixteen. Sixteen Election Andrew McCabe the deputy director of the FBI was forced out early after being attacked by trump for months, and we're reminded that the Department of Justice and FBI are big investigated by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee before the dust could settle the next day. We learned from Russian state media. The CIA director met in the US with the sanctioned head of Russia's foreign intelligence service SVR which orchestrated the attack on our election. The Nunez memo underlined how much trump and loyal Republicans want to end the Russian investigations with the indictments of thirteen Russians and four Americans who served on the trump campaign, including infamous towers, lobbyists Paul Metaphor Muller picked off the low hanging fruit. There's no telling how wide and high up this will go, and that clearly makes Republicans nervous. We also know that the Russians hacked the R.. And Republican leaders, but have yet to weaponize a stolen goods. WHAT IF ANYTHING HAVE GOP? Leaders done to ensure that their emails and documents are not released. In December two, thousand, seventeen, it was reported that Moeller subpoenaed Deutsche Bank a major lender to businesses associated with trump, which has its own Russia's scandal. The bank was fined by US and UK regulators for a ten billion dollar Russian money laundering scheme. We are reminded yet again. That trump is behold into the Kremlin support during the election and to his web of Russian money. Money.
Are We Living In A Dystopian World? Find Out NOW!
"Hello this is Stephanie. And this is talk tales and Trivia. The show where. I talk about pop culture trivia. Listen I love researching pop culture trivia so that you can stump your family and friends with Great Trivia on today's episode. I thought I would talk about the content the entertainment that we watch and read and listen to at home. That's right it could be a movie. A book or podcast. Well it is all double or triple the entertainment and content. And you'll understand what I'm talking about in a few minutes. Listen I love dystopia anything? And if you've been listening to this podcast you know it. Well to stop in is so popular right now and to stop anything is popular but did you know that it is a sub genre that is under the huge science fiction genre and it is very popular. Well think of all the movies and books that you've read and other entertainment that you've watched that is using the scare factor or the desperation factor that brings in misery or discomfort. Or just something that you are not comfortable with well. That is a distortion emotion. Right it brings in something that is just foreign to you. And that would also be a change to the human condition This is perfect for living environment of social unrest including social distancing and working remotely and we are certainly doing a lot of that so there are so many people much more than. Let's just say your ago that have taken to a distortion entertainment to still be in anything. It could be a book like. I said it could be a movie or it could be a podcast and that is all under the distortion genre. Now if we're gonNA have a dystopia genre we'll guess what we have to have the opposite and that is a utopian genre and there is that no. What is the difference? Well of course you know the difference. I'm going to give you a definition right now. Well what does dystopia mean and I will tell you right now? Dictionary Dot Com has a great definition. Here a society characterized by human misery as squalor oppression disease and overcrowding. That's right and now I will give you the definition for utopia or utopian. Well of course it means the exact opposite of distortion it. Means of relating to or just having to do with idealized perfection given too impractical or unrealistic schemes of such perfection. It's an idealized perfection. And that's something that we don't really see very often so we tend to go towards the dystopia N- types things well. This is perfect for living in an environment of social unrest including social distancing and working remotely that we have had to get used to in the recent past. But I want to tell you about a couple of movies that are wonderful and then you can also read the books. And sometimes and one of the instances you can also get a podcast is a really good thing as well. Well the first thing I want to talk about is the most dangerous game. Well what is that? Well I read the Schwartz story when I was probably very young in the nineteen seventies and it is a short story that came out in nineteen twenty four by Richard Connell and it is a wonderful short story Nelson for the nineteen thirty eight film adaptation. You can see the most interest game and it is so cool. Well the most dangerous game about hunt but this is a different kind of hunt and you will find it very interesting. Read the Short Story and see the movie and guess what it is. Just become a series on qube DOT com. Now qube is very interesting and I want to mention this because I just discovered it is shorter episodes but the same kind of story. They just cut out a little bit of the excess things that they didn't need and the short story or the movie but this is very interesting so on Qube it is an episodic short series thirteen episodes with Liam Hemsworth and they are really easy and Benge worthy. So do that next. I WanNa talk about a book that I read in Maimi junior high school and that is nineteen eighty-four. Well George Orwell wrote the book in Nineteen Forty nine and he can kind of see the future. It is a warning of what is to come. The story takes place in an imagined. Future the year well nineteen eighty-four when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war? Omnipresent government surveillance and propaganda. Well it is not a fun place to live and it is not a fun time to be alive in nineteen eighty. Four is a great book. You don't WanNa miss it? Read the book. See the movie and the concept of the book and the movie was used to record a super bowl ad in nineteen eighty four now on youtube and that will be in the show notes. It represents the control of technology and how it's taking over and the ad big brother is represented by IBM Somewhat and the takeaway from the ad is the world is going to change because of computers That did happen next. I love this and it is the center. Well the first season starring Jessica Biel was great but they have three seasons. And what is going on is why a murder was committed and keeps you guessing. Well it stars. Bill Pullman as well as the investigator in all three seasons I know it's not distortion but it's worth a watch. It's a mystery thriller psychological thriller psychological fiction and it is on net flicks three seasons. You don't WanNa miss it? It is Binge Worthy Watch the series and read the book now. Next is a funny kind of situation. I came across this and I wasn't planning on it. I was just had a little bit of free time and is the stranger. Well what is that about? The Stranger is a British mystery thriller series written by Danny Brocklehurst and based on the two Thousand Fifteen Harlem copen novel of the same title. Try to get that at Amazon. And you won't be able to the mini series premiered on net flex in January of twenty twenty just a couple months ago and it stars Richard Armey Taj. Who is best known for the Hobbit Oceans Eight and Captain America and it starts one of my favorites. And I know some people won't recognize the name Jennifer Saunders and she was an absolutely fabulous a British comedy so watch the series the stranger. It's so interesting. Okay now. We're going to go back into a DYSTOPIA and type of deal and this is really fun. Try to get all these friends and people to watch and not everybody gets it but I know that you will. It is called Black Mirror and there's five seasons it is a British distillery and science fiction and Black Mirror was inspired by the twilight zone. That's right dealing with controversial contemporary topics with less fear of censorship than other more realistic programs. It highlights topics related to humanity's relationship with technology and the stories that feature the way we live now and the scary and Weird Way. We might be living in the future.
Apple Macintosh "1984" ad - January 22, 1984
"Today it was January. Twenty second nineteen eighty four apple introduced. Its new Macintosh computer in an ad during the super bowl though the apple all too I released in nineteen seventy seven was super successful. It was being outclassed. Apple released the Lisa a personal computer. Would they graphical the user interface and mouse in early. Nineteen eighty-three but the computer was expensive at ten thousand dollars and it had other drawbacks. That made it less less than appealing. The macintosh project began in the late. Nineteen seventies at the same time the Lisa was under development apple employee Jef Raskin askin aimed to create an affordable. EASY TO USE Computer Steve Jobs. The CO founder of Apple took notice of the project. The Macintosh was envisioned. Eh less expensive than the Lisa but still powerful and accessible to the average user apple announced the Macintosh one. Twenty eight K.. To the press in October of nineteen eighty-three into one January. Twenty second nineteen eighty four. The Macintosh was introduced to Super Bowl. Viewers in a commercial known as nineteen eighteen. Eighty four advertising agency. Shaya Day created the AD. Lee clow was the creative director. Steve Hayden was the COPYWRITER. Her and Brent. Thomas was the art director. The AD was shot in one week in cost about five hundred thousand dollars. Steve Jobs loved it but the Board Board of directors was not impressed by the commercial but apple ran with it anyway. The commercial ran once in December of nineteen eighty-three in the late night. Spot in Twin Falls Idaho and was screened before previews in movie theaters. But the Super Bowl spot was its most famous showing release. Scott Director Director of the science fiction films alien and Blade. Runner directed the commercial in the sixty second commercial. A woman carrying a sledge hammer runs through a dystopia landscape landscape inspired by George. Orwell's nineteen eighty-four televised. Big Brother like figure is lecturing a room full of workers when the runner throws does the sledgehammer at the image. The commercial ends with the following text in voiceover on January. Twenty Fourth Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh ties. And you'll see why nineteen eighty-four won't be like Nineteen eighty-four. The woman is interpreted as symbolizing apple and the big brother figure S. representing IBM Essentially Apple Saves the masses from an IBM dominated future. The commercial got a lot of attention and won and several awards including the Grand Prize at the Cannes International Advertising Festival. The commercial is recognized as one of the most memorable in super bowl history. You
"orwell" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Orwell the release of the list kicks off the library's one hundred twenty fifth anniversary which will also feature the re opening of the mid town branch this may this afternoon mostly cloudy tonight mostly cloudy as well low around thirty nine degrees currently forty five degrees in mid town at three of six support for NPR comes from Subaru with the twenty twenty Subaru forester featuring standard symmetrical all wheel drive and safety technology love it's what makes Subaru a Subaru learn more at Subaru dot com when the breaking news story you woke up to is a clips by three more headline grabbers by the time you go to bed you need a place to take a breath and make sense of it all it's the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC good morning everyone every day you can count on Brian Lehrer to sift through the news find out what's really important and create a space for honest conversation the Brian Lehrer show weekdays ten to noon on ninety three point nine FM and a and a twenty W. NYC or subscribe to the podcast we had a magnitude five point nine ten miles south of Indio supporter Rico at least three hundred people including lots of children are living in a tent city in the earthquake damaged why India there's very little left of where they once lived one of the people I interviewed was an eighty year old woman claims to be somebody the last four is outside the shelter in the subway total final bloody down she was sitting in a white plastic chair next to our house was ninety six years old and a makeshift bed next to her she kept trying to get a hold of the care taker you know she couldn't find their doing well physically and they were trying to figure out if they can get to a hospital there's hundreds of people freaking out three cars they're terrified of another strong earthquake hurricane kind of doing it goes through this is the same with every time the ground shakes there's a lot of lot of and rightfully so a lot of concerning some college we we kind of have to start over from ground zero you do have convergence between the Caribbean plate and the north American plate and the island is being squeezed in between the two of those plates at the same time which results in pressure build up and ultimately that pressure has to be released at some point I'm tensing of a guy and this is the take away on Saturday morning a five point nine magnitude earthquake shook Porter Rico leaving behind a path of destruction along the island's southern coast that was reporting from the AP's Danica Coto the quake is just the latest seismic activity to rattle the island in recent weeks last Tuesday a six point four magnitude earthquake struck the same area killing one person and injuring nine others it was the most powerful earthquake to hit put record more than a century and it knocked out electricity across most of the island and destroyed hundreds of homes as well as several schools and businesses in the weeks leading up to these powerful earthquakes more than two thousand smaller quakes occurred around the island after Tuesday's earthquake Porter Rican governor Wanda Vasquez estimated one hundred and ten million dollars in damages but that figure doesn't account for the heavy emotional and mental toll these earthquakes are having on the lives of Porter Ricans at the same time the island is also struggling to recover from the devastation of hurricane Maria and twenty seventeen as well as the political and economic turmoil that's rock the island over the past few years here with me now from Porta Rico is David back now lead national correspondent for CBS this morning they were.
Democrats raise stakes with impeachment vote
"After weeks of factfinding behind closed doors the house is gearing up to vote on the best way to present it's impeachment inquiry to the public in what will likely be act to the investigation into the president's alleged quid pro With Ukraine the gathering political storm comes amid a flurry of damning testimonies from top officials most recent leap new Tannin Colonel Alexander Finland the Ukraine expert on the National Security Council who listened in on the phone call between President trump and you can Ukrainian presidents and landscape and said the White House those omitted details of the calls in its transcript today to more diplomats take the stand Christopher Anderson and Catherine craft both were for trump's former envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker who helped the president's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani contact Ukrainian officials close to President's landscape now former Defense Secretary William Cohen is being closely watching these hearings member of the Judiciary Committee during the Watergate hearings he was one of the handful of Republicans who actually voted for President Nixon's impeachment and now he's calling for politicians on both sides of the aisle to put country before party they the current evidence and he's joining me now from Washington Secretary Cone Welcome to the program good to be with you so I ask you first and I do you think the house and the Senate are in fact going to or have they showed any evidence that they're putting country before politics I think some of them are I believe the the Democrats who are now leading in the house are trying to get at all of the facts is best they can I think they've gone about it the right way and that is to have private hearings or secret hearings in order make sure nothing is classified comes out an open testimony that's what happened during the Watergate era where the Watergate Committee had private hearings before they went public and as a result of those public hearings it certainly educated the American people in terms of what was at stake and then it came over to the House of Representatives we conducted almost all of our hearings in private and only went public when we started to debate the articles of impeachment so this kind of a hybrid here because there was no Senate Watergate Committee investigating a Watergate type committee investigating the president trump and his actions and so it's a hybrid now where the House has been required to go and dig out some of the facts before they go public and then they'll go public I assume within the next two weeks so it's very interesting who are really hammering this this fact that they have been doing their job behind closed doors because they needed to get all the relevant facts before they could go public I mean I assume you're saying that to answer the chorus of criticism from the Republicans and from members of president trump's as that this is somehow as he says it a kangaroo process with everything happening in a non-transparent way well much else what is being said its faults number one Republicans have been in the hearings behind closed doors and the spectacle that we saw last week with I'm forty or fifty Republicans storming the intelligence committee room was just that it was a spectacle because many of those who were storming the who was actually had seats on the inside and could have sat there if they hadn't at any time during the course of all of these hearings so I think it was more for a show that had little to do with the facts and the facts were being gathered by Republicans behind closed doors as well as the Democratic majority and so now will go public and I think it's really important it's not enough to have Robert Muller just read from his testimony what he had gathered as his his finding Wchs it's really important that those who have key information go before the American people be subjected to a critical examination in cross examination so the American public can understand what's at stake and what's at stake is the rule of law and whether or not the president has breached that rule whether or not he has engaged in conduct which in my opinion on its face is impeachable namely to call upon a foreign government a to dig up critical information or dirt on a potential of campaign competitor in the following in next year's race yeah I think that is something which on the face of it would be an impeachable offense I'm let me ask you you mentioned the rule of law that's obviously the fundamental principle of one of the main principles the United States and the democracy that are you concerned that the rule of law itself is under threat and are you concerned that the from the consistent attack on institutions in the United States is having an impact on the democratic process I am during the time of Harry Truman Indianapolis and others it was called you know watching the president that the beginning I think we're present at the end of that process they were present at the beginning of setting up these institutions in the United States and elsewhere which helped to maintain for the most part peace and stability for the past seven years I believe the president trump is in the process of knocking down those pillars and so he feels that he doesn't need any of these other institutional guards such to make that he feels that he alone own can take action without regard to any of the other institutions which are there to make sure that the rule of law stays intact and so that only I can do that assume that has the sound of a dictator or dictatorship where only I can solve this problem I don't need you for consultation I know more than the generals I know more than the ambassadors and I alone can take this action without regard to you congress I don't need you know have to come you and therefore it becomes one man rule now if the president can do that in his first term what we would we expect if he has second term and which has no need to go before the electorate again there's no need to go to Congress to say I'm sorry I broke this rule they'll be no rules that will go on broken in my opinion because he feels that he is above the law that he is the face of the law that he is the face of the Justice Department et Cetera. So I worry about the future as much as I worry about the present in terms of what is happening I want the president to abide by the rule of law and I want Republicans to say Mr President when you step over this line you have to be held accountable you cannot go to a foreign government and ask for assistance against dirt on your future opponent that crosses the line which should not be crossed now whether the majority in the Senate supermajority in the Senate two thirds of the Senate will vote for removal I think at this point is rather doubtful but in any event even if doubtful it is important for the American people to listen to the facts to say you may think it's okay for this president but do you want to set the standard and lower the standards for every other president in the future because what is good for president trump will be good for them and I've always believed I want to look up to the president I want to see the president as a shining example of what the rule of law supposed to look like in America and why we treasure that rule of law because if you don't have the rule of law you have the law of rules and that's something the president seems really more akin to he likes President Putin he likes Kim Jong Hoon he likes presentation paying he likes spreading the Erawan he doesn't much like our allies in terms of paying the same kind of tribute to them that he does to those who the kind of one man rule I mean you've just laid out a pretty alarming scenario I mean if I had to sum it up you pretty much saying that potential elite the United States is is on route to anti democracy I mean almost tyranny you've just said and from from somebody like yourself who's a pretty moderate Republican who served a Democratic president you're not a flame thrower it's pretty alarming I wonder whether former colleagues or current members of Congress whether the House or the Senate listening and you of course signed a letter with with forty four other four most Republicans and others about this issue and yet the Boston Globe has said where are you all where are you all where all the Republican senators or Congress people who who actually did what they had to do according to the rule of law during the Watergate era Where are you all apart from US speaking out like this well many of the Republican Senators with whom I served L. exactly as I do they are worried about where the country is heading I would ask everyone to go back and read Orwell's nineteen eighty-four and look what he was writing about a fictional sense and saying is that where we're headed where you have a Ministry of truth in which you can tell the biggest is and you repeat them over and over again until they're accepted as the truth so you have a situation where the words like a war really means peace or ignorance really means wisdom or slavery is equal to freedom and two plus two week was five when you that's pretty fictional but it's not too for removed when you can have the president of the United States I yeah I wrote this letter and it's a perfect letter and I would say perfectly corrupt in the sense that you're trying to dig up dirt through a country that has beholden to us for its security in order to get that security delivered to them but only if you give this information on Joe Biden and his family and so you keep repeating it's perfect it's perfect perfect and people soon we'll say yeah it is perfect so that's why it's important to have these public hearing so you can have a ambassador Bill Taylor about Yvonne show you can have a lieutenant colonel come forward and say here is what I heard this is why alarmed me and this is why every American and should be alarmed about this because this is not what we do this is not how we act we don't ask we don't ask Russia Russia if you're listening come on in so you can we're open for business that's not something that we can accept which should not accept into the extensive the American people feel it's okay then I think we're headed down they very dangerous past one that every American should be concerned about so let me ask you about the American people because clearly the idea of an impeachment is a very I soon traumatic one for the nation they've been through it once or twice before it's rabbit it's happened and it is traumatic and people I will also say as president trump's allies of said that it's simply an attempt to rob an elected leader of his position do you are you concerned given what we're seeing in polls right now that this could be even more divisive even more traumatic than than than the all of law being upheld well we had the same arguments he met made back during Watergate there were people in the street we had bomb threats at our hearings I had to get special protection for my family as well and the argument was this will tear the country apart and my argument at that point was no it won't tear the country apart there'll be a vice president who will take office of removing the head for head of state for actions that are antithetical to what we believe in will not result and tearing the country apart we'll we'll tear the country apart is if we watched the slow the unraveling of the rule of law in the name of the power of the president and when you confuse the office of the president with the Individual President and His undoing becomes our undoing I tried to make that very clear I believe it's still obtains The president is there a temporary occupant we have our allegiance to who is the office of the President and to the The constitution into the country and so I know the president trump was trying to get members of like Mr Komi the actress FBI? I want you to pledge loyalty to me yes there was no MR president. I don't pledge my loyalty to you I pledge my loyalty to the Constitution. that's something that has been going on now insisting upon loyalty to the person and it has to be loyalty to the office of the president why do you think then sorry to interrupt you but why think then so many Republicans are in fact not doing what you're saying in other words they are pledging their loyalty to him rather than do the pro the the
'Quid Pro Quo': People Are Searching for 'Something' as Trump Faces Impeachment Threat
"To this special edition of the lead White House in crisis. I'm Jake Tapper and we begin today with a historic day. In Washington where norms are being eroded and facts facts trampled upon president trump today telling the American people in essence ignore all the evidence you have been presented with including his own words those of his aides when it comes to the president's clear use of his presidency to push foreign leaders to investigate his political opponent Joe Biden and his son hunter last night further evidence emerged that such an investigation was part of a quid pro quo with Ukrainian President Alinsky the President's AIDS in texts clearly eerily pushing Alinsky to publicly commit to an investigation into Burris MMA the gas firm that wants employed Hunter Biden before the president would agree to a White House visit for his Alinsky one. That's Alinsky desperately wanted. You know when this came out. It was pro quo while the was done. There's no quid pro quo. There's no quid pro quo. There is no bro well repeating the denial of a quid pro quo which is something exchanged with the expectation of receiving something in return repeating. It doesn't make it any truer especially after the first witness in the Ukraine scandal handed over stunning text message exchanges to Congress in which a top diplomat in Ukraine wrote quote as I said said on the phone I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign unquote president trump today continued to deny hi that it's inappropriate for a president to push for dirt on political opponents. He called it an obligation to look into corruption but when asked today by a reporter if he could name name one other time one other time that he pushed for an investigation into alleged door invented corruption not of a political opponent well president trump said did this would have we would have to look the president says George Orwell once throat in one thousand nine hundred quote. The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final most essential command unquote a philosophy that that is the apparent White House strategy for the scandal or as president trump wants. Just remember what you're seeing in. What you're you're reading is not what's happening. Actually it is and today the first crack in the Republican Venire Solidarity Party with President Trump Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah saying quote the President's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling unquote. CNN's Kaitlan Collins is at the White House and Caitlyn. There's also now a Republican senator who is saying that he heard heard of this quid pro quo and confronted president trump about it yeah. Republican Senator Ron Johnson telling the Wall Street Journal that the US ambassador to to the European Union told him that the status of that military aid for Ukraine was tied to those investigations that the president wanted to see the country carry out now that's significant for two reasons one because that ambassador to the EU told another top US diplomat and Ukraine that there was no quid pro quo that there was no correlation in that essentially what he thought was happening was not happening. It's also significant because Ron Johnson tells the Wall Street Journal that he confronted President Trump over this who says adamantly denied that the two were linked something we saw the president do repeatedly in front of reporters today when and I speak to you a foreign leader I seek in an appropriate manner president trump's stuck with that line of defense today as he was forced to defend calling on another foreign leader to to investigate his political rival something he claims has nothing to do with the upcoming election. I don't care about five campaign. What I do care hear about corruption after suggesting China should look into Joe Biden trump denied linking it to a potential trade deal. One thing has nothing to do with the other making. I'm back claim even though he mentioned trade right before saying this Thursday China started investigation into the by trump hasn't personally asked China's president to launch an investigation he says but sources tell C. N. N. During a summer phone call that he not only promised President Xi Jinping he remained quiet on pro democracy protests in Hong Kong. He also raised Biden Elizabeth Warren which he says he doesn't remember number. was that in twenty seventeen. I don't know you'd have to tell me when one question trump didn't answer today whether he'd ask other countries to investigate someone who's not his political opponent but he did confirm he'll dare house speaker Nancy Pelosi to hold a formal vote on on an impeachment inquiry before the White House will cooperate well. We'll be issuing. Let the White House Democrats don't have the authority to demand documents without without one the Democrats say otherwise these people are looking for anything they can get the Ukraine scandals overshadowing the September. The jobs report which showed the unemployment rate fell to three point five percent the best numbers. We've had over fifty years now. Jake some the ministry officials want to only focus on that September jobs report but it's getting harder and harder to see how they'll do that now that house Democrats just in the last hour have now requested Democrats a crowd or excuse me documents related to Ukraine from the vice president's office as well of course he traveled to Poland last month instead of the president going where he met whether Ukrainian leader though it's unclear jake how the vice president's office is going to respond to that request all right and he pushed Zilenski on the corruption issue. It's unclear if he said anything about the Biden's or any of the other investigations that the president wants Kaitlan Collins. Thank you so much president trump let's bring in in my my panel right now my experts president trump says he's only focused on corruption not investigations of his rivals but then he wasn't able to answer this question from even Jabar's about what other individuals he's pushed foreign when it comes to corruption investigation listen corrupted investigation that don't involve other cases. I have to Let me start with you. Surely the White House must have known that eventually president trump would be asked about this corruption so important you know. Where are you on on
"orwell" Discussed on Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts
"I did on this this last day of of cliffs H H I decided that I would you know the the Orwell in the House has a little bandanna on and I actually I actually have abandoned of my own. It's my it's my dance funeral Bandanna and so I decided that my orwell would would get a little Bandanna Anna his own not a green one Mike in the house but read one in honor of them so there you go. This is orwell's fashion show. I hope you guys he's. He's doing the two in the walk. Go on to talk or while is a great greats worker. What have I done so yes? It's dance dance funeral funeral Dan's being real so there we go. That's that's the oral as up to nice and in red so jack is going to be doing some campaigning throughout the day. <hes> he talks to Nicole. He talks to jess. He promises them some things Nicole in particular. He's going to promise that he's going to help her in the future if she votes to keep him all of that stuff nicole actually kind of feels like she might be buying this and Jack kind it feels like he might be telling the truth that he really would want to protect some of these people as far as he can. You know which is not very far but but he'll he'll be true to his word to an extent which is is kind of good for Nicole if she's able to keep her name out of bell his mouth and and keep her head low then she might be able to survive the next couple of weeks especially given that Nick and Sam are so anti Christie they're becoming bigger and bigger targets nick and Sam unfortunately with all of this anti Christie stuff really really putting a hold on the anti-jackson stuff because Christie can't go after Jackson before Sam. Sam is going after after Christie so we'll see where that we're that plays out but for right now Nicole is is trying to to keep her head down trying to make sure that she stays alive for the next couple of weeks and it might work in my at work so jack is also going to talk to jess and just does not need nearly as much convincing Nicole is going to talk with just a few times about how there's a six but just still just it doesn't get it. Just I mean you guys know nothing. New came of jess yesterday nothing new Bella Melanin Sanmar going to continue to hope that they can get Jackson on board with them that they really feel like even though cliff told them the Jackson is out of the plan and that he's he's not GonNa do it. They are continuing to hope that it's going to to fall through and they're going to continue to try to make something happen but it's just it's just not looking looking good for them. They're I'm nick did talk to Jackson and try to convince him. That Christie is coming for him so the information is getting out there between Jackson. Kristeva Christie wants Jackson Gone Jackson once once Christie gone..
Chinas surveillance state
"One of the crucial stories of the last few decades has been China's extraordinary surge to catch up with the rest of the world in manufacturing technology. And in economic military and cultural power, one of the other crucial stories of the last few decades has been the erosion of privacy in the online era and on that front China is pulling a distance ahead. China is in the process of assembling an immense and pervasive apparatus of surveillance, which will monitor and punish and reward, the most every day of behaviors and interactions of more than a fifth of the world's people, the prophets of doom of the pre computer age. Imagine that any such system would have to be imposed by a dictatorship even George Orwell did not envisage that the population of airstrip one would voluntarily surrender personal information to the state, the communist party of China is assuredly a dictatorship. But has it also understood that a great many people below? Leave privacy to be over rated. What is the reality of China's surveillance state how might develop in future? And is it a case of today? China tomorrow, the world, this is the foreign desk. They intend the system to record every single action transaction by each Chinese citizen, whether it's economic transactions social actions are moral behavior. And then in the end create the system that ideally, in real time can sanction you and censor your or reward. You also, we've known for a long time that Goodland Facebook's business motor profit revenue has come from essentially selling our attention and that requires having a sense of what we interested in also kind of maximize the value of our time spent on decision. But I think maybe we just the fact that for all the convenience truly the enjoyment, we might get from these services. There is a price to be paid into the day some. Oh, my friends, when we want to talk about something that we think, well, public Ed attention from the police, we tried to, like, okay, let's meet offline less meeting cafe. And to have a discussion more and more. I don't want to talk about. Real issues out, like we had wayball. You're listening to the foreign desk on monocle twenty four with me, Andrew Miller on today show on joined by Caroline can and keisters matter, Caroline can is an editor a China dialogue, and the author of under red skies, memoir of growing up in China. Caroline joins us here in the studio in London and Kayce strip matter is a journalist and the author of we have been harmonized life in China's surveillance state. He joins us from Copenhagen welcome both KAI. I'll start with you. Just so we can define some terms here and make it clear. Exactly what we're talking about. China's surveillance state as referred to in the subtitle of your book is a common phrase. I suspect it's one of those, which is rather more talked about than understood. So when we talk about China's surveillance state. What is it exactly? We are talking about. Well, actually we are talking about a whole youth thing now. China was always the dictatorship. It was always a civilian state, but what heating paying. The communist party's doing now that they're basically re inventing their dictatorship with twenty-first-century information technology with artificial intelligence, and with big data and stuff. So basically we're going to see something developing their that the world has never seen that before. Caroline, what's your sense of it as somebody who lives in Beijing? Because a recurring theme of your book, certainly in the time you've been alive since one thousand nine hundred nine is one of state intrusion into people's lives, which would be regarded as extrordinary in most countries. Is it your sense that it is exceleron getting exponentially, because of the technology and the way that Kyd describes? I think when I was younger, there was a time when there was more and more freedom, and especially with the development internet. But then clearly like since the year two thousand twelve or two hundred thirteen I could feel that freedom has been shrinking. And now as kaija said, almost every street in Beijing any city. I you see the sec- TV's cameras catching any images of people whatever people are doing. I also have the fear that Wease the big data technology like people would ever they do Welby, so closely monitored. And to me, that is quite worrying, Koi, again, to return just to the basic idea of how this actually functions. We're not talking yet. Are we about one immense, centralized technological panel to knishes still a, a mishmash of overlapping dot networks? It is at the moment. Yes. Very much. So. I mean, a lot has been written, for example, about the Social Credit system, which is part of this whole effort, but it's only one piece of the puzzle, and there are many, many other different pieces of the puzzle and of course, the central government tries to sort of get a grip on all of this, and maybe especially the state security apparatus would like to have in the end one big database. But of course, the big question is like in all those used bureaucracies, will they actually be able to make it work exactly in that way? But even if they won't I would say there is enough to be worried about Carolina Social Credit system, which is something which is attracted a lot of attention in the last couple of years in particular, again, I think the some of the reporting of it may have focused perhaps overly on the lurid science fiction imagination of it, as Chinese citizen, who lives in China. How does it affect you on a day to day? Level as you go about your life. It is not like something that you see every day. Oh, you feel like getting so close to your every day. Maybe there's something that you don't have access to review your own Social Credit. Like the only thing I noticed in my life, a kind of, related to sort of crowded is, there's alipay like an app by Alibaba and there's a function of borrowing money. And if we repay back the money in time that you cried you score at rising. So that is the only thing I see so far about it about, of course, I heard stories about people who don't pay money in time, and they got the candle blocked from going to buy a train tickets or of flight tickets. And this kind of like being black list, and I don't know how was you up, like least how do you get rid of that list? So that is something that I, I think that will affect the people's live. Corey, how does that differ, though, or how might it different future from credit writing systems that you have in any developed country, really whereby an frankly, not unreasonably if it becomes the case that you are a credit risk? If you have a history of paying back, things late or not at all, then it does become increasingly hard for you to borrow money or get a mortgage. How different scale we talking about here in, in the Chinese experience. Well, the interesting thing is that actually Allah systems, probably were sort of starting point for the Chinese system, but the main difference, of course, is that it doesn't restrict itself to financial transactions the aim of the government in the end is they intend the system to record every single action in transaction by each Chinese citizen,
"orwell" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And these companies have actually they willfully show that they do control our behavior, and that they can manipulate how we feel by changing their algorithms and changing the messaging to us and I was just wondering if on that. Right. So Ethan, thank you so much for your call. So Michael Sheldon big brother, not being political, but rather? Pry commercial private tech will this is another one of Orwell's great insights that the real motivator here is power. The acquisition of power in the holding power and power can take many different forms, commercial bureaucratic government, whatever, but Orwell saw how power fed these huge organizations and how that cause those organizations to twist themselves into all kinds of manipulations of data and facts and other things in order to serve their purposes and sustain their power, and we can see this just in so many places today. Well, gene, you're the, the, the remainder of trio here that hasn't had a chance to share an excerpt from nineteen Eighty-four, and yours is actually is particularly interesting as well. I was wondering if you if you might read it to us. Yes, it it's. Whitsun Smith is remembering, but you have to remember challenged thing in one thousand nine hundred four has a dream, and he's remembering that in some way, his mother and sisters sacrifice their lives to him. And he's just looking back to the dream life. And this is the quote. The thing that knows suddenly struck Winston was that his mother's death nearly thirty years ago had been tragic and Saurav who in a way that was no longer possible tragedy. He perceived belong to the ancient time to time when there was still privacy, love and friendship, when the members of families stood by one another without needing to know the reason his mother's memory toward his heart, because she had died loving him when he was too young and selfish to love her in return because somehow he did not remember how she had her Feist hustle to a conception of loyalty that was private and unalterable such things. He saw could not happen today today. There was fear hatred in pain, but no dignity of emotion. No deep or complex, Soro's. All this seemed to see in the lodge is his mother and his sister looking up at him. Through green mortar hundreds of fathoms down and still sinking. That's Jean Seton reading an excerpt from George Orwell's nineteen Eighty-four. Why is it that you wanted to highlight this passage? Partly because I found it moving. Partly because it really really stunned me really streaming. I reread it. Complex emotions deepen complex Soro's, these things that culture and our lives should hold onto. I'm one worries that it's easy to hate..
U.S. Stocks Poised to Enter Longest-Ever Bull Market
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"orwell" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"I don't know if i can say it on air but he confided in me that the it was brought to the attention of the government as a result of a domestic dispute let's put it like that so it was something that the government i had i don't think had any interest in in pursuing but they did and they pursued it at the time of the hillary clinton situation again i'm not here to to to reunite hillary clinton but at the same time this this this bothers me that that this now comes out and i was appalled by what this fbi director said today there was no fire and brimstone there was no passion we're going to have a few seminars maybe we'll all hold hands and sing kumbaya and we'll and we'll be all set that's why i think it's so so i mean there was that you're familiar with george orwell the right nineteen there was that quote at the very end you know all animals are created equal but some are more equal than others you got it perfectly perfectly there and i also like to quote lord acton power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely right and i think we've seen a lot of that as well chat no it's okay so we got we got shot we get a shot all right so that's the takeaway thank you thanks have a good weekend.
U.S. stock futures up, euro near seven-month lows
"At oppenheimer concern is natural there's always trouble but as well as risk wherever there's risk there's opportunity but i think that's what investors are feeling and the fact that things are actually still getting better even if something's worse among the companies scheduled to report earnings this week cosco dollar tree lululemon athletic abercrombie and fitch michael kors and the russian oil and gas giant lukoil in new york charlie pellett all right it's coming up on thirty three minutes past the hour we update markets every fifteen minutes looks like asian stocks may open lower risk appetite sort of going away in europe with the big selloff in in italy and perhaps some new elections coming their oil also running for down again for the longest run of losses in about three months saudi arabia and russia considering raising output let's go back to the selloff in italian assets we had yields on on the ten year in italy jumping twenty two basis points so that takes us back to two thousand fifteen since we've seen that in two year yields up forty two basis points on the day the biggest move since the crisis back in two thousand eleven here are some of the futures numbers nikkei futures up eighty points at twenty two thousand four forty that is lower than the cash close yesterday so with fair value probably some modest losses there at the open asx two hundred well looking at futures are down about a quarter of one percent cashmere market in new zealand is down about two tenths of one percent china and hong kong futures are higher but those contracts are not active at the moment doll yen one zero nine forty five the euro down to one sixteen twenty five now thirty four minutes past the hour let's get back over to paul allen well who remembers that litter the president trump's in canceling some with north korea i'm reminded of the the memory hole in george orwell's nineteen ninetyfour but plans for the kim trump's summit on now going ahead full steam it baxter scott global news at bloomberg nine sixty newsroom eujust peel the cuddle layers off of that mr allen wow negotiating teams from north korea and the us are meeting upon mon john with talk to possibly south korean president moon jae and could be included making it a trilateral meeting now bloomberg's benjamin bay and says other plans are being made as well our hearing from the white house that that.
Facebook privacy concern leads to questions about personal security
"This is albert molar for townhall dot com facebook's mark zuckerberg is acknowledged that an app was able to gain and then to manipulate the personal data of about fifty million facebook users for political purpose zuckerberg said quote we will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our communities safer for everyone going forward in quote living over this controversy is the entire world of modern social media in a way that even george orwell aldous huxley could not have foreseen in their worst nightmares social media have lured millions and millions of us to surrender our own personal private information to the world the most important thing to understand from this story is the two edged sword of technology some technologies can bring about great good others bring about evil but the reality is that even the most benign of technologies is still at technology they can almost always be misused i'm albert mold the pepperdine graduate school of public policy learn more at public policy dot pepperdine dot edu if you're feeling rundown and you don't have energy that you used to you might not be getting enough fruits.
"orwell" Discussed on Little Atoms
"Rhode brushed turns the the the idea behind a what cool lips aaron marxism would would be essentially the some bates it's a it's a it's a mouses and rejects the dictatorship of a political party believes in selforganisation of the of uh of of the workers raw the vine then direction by a vine goncz a political policy servicing all hope lies in the pros and wealth to advise and process yes nothing that's that's that's not something that is at the core of all wells beliefs mice to his dying day led lights aides whilst i think that he becomes very pessimistic in the course of the 1940s about the possibility all of the of the revolution lit he so design and and which he thought was rather lightly to take place in a in nanjing forcing on you look at serb of the lawn in the unicorns famous essay on on the a british politics stones of the start of the second mobile um ms one will foot a dj on new singer whose described the position in letters revolutionary patriotism is very very accurate accurate description of of orwell's politics at the time now bowling 1944 'have he's no longer a go the the faith the they is going to happen and lo my suspicion is the wood ralph lauren kits who have happened he's pretty much nerves of an orthodox labor party supporters e m a goes out canvassing for labour in the 1945 a general election anz between ninety forty five and well there's loss political writings these broadly supportive all the labour government's will love you.
"orwell" Discussed on Click
"That that's that's a released in oil wells not life in which resistance was a real physical he knew about resistance he'd been part of the spanish civil war he was living through the wall people were taking some people were being very active about a taking fantastic risks un to resist fascism to resist communism much in their heads eat what how how do you may belies you mentality to resist that which is somehow giving you your next well pottery course he's is understanding it and i think the point you made about wells language and his description of of propaganda and how the pouty operated he'd diligently he four what is intended as a and it still remains relevant today to look at the techniques that to be used by those who do will to control the ways we feed the wage we vote wage we act to look back at what the the techniques described in the book it does because relevant and the style to resistance he's to understand what he dubbed prominence were just we continue to seek build i think made a point there which is a good opportunity for us to hear some of whom was a more of george orwell's work so this is from a of reading in front of an audience alive reading from 1984 this is my view will well foundation dangerously in any public place within range of attending screen the smallest things could give you a nervous tick and unconscious look of anxiety habit of muttering deals.
"orwell" Discussed on Click
"But before i thought help but quote george ordered the subject although the quote on the wall is really really good an opposite fraud times reminds us what we should be doing and i'll come back onto that in a moment there is another quote we could have had more it's a little bit longer and he goes the thing that strikes one about the bbc is not so much the morale's kuala an ultimate futility of what we are doing as the feeling of frustration the impossibility of getting anything done even any successful piece of skunk realism our policy is so illdefined but this organization is so great there are so many changes of plan at the fear and hatred of intelligence are so all pervading is impossible to plan any kind of why this campaign whatsoever suddenly longer it would be factual hole but apart from that is a great place to work at those with the words by the way of georgia all well recited by andry ma the journalist reuter and andy to presents a here on the bbc so let's think a little bit more about the works and the writings and in many ways the concerns the presi and concerns of george orwell the scope here where you'll never far from a camera feed even your thoughts are potentially part of big brothers big data getting by in a post privacy world carved up between just three allpowerful ruling elites are mutually that could never happen or credit swelled to discuss whether nineteen eightyfour is farfetched door farsighted i'm joined by professor jean seton he's a media historian and official historian of the bbc and mostly by rights the oil price so i think that officially qualifies he to be here jet edging why fear is george orwell's work so relevant today.
"orwell" Discussed on Start the Week
"It really a as a means of gaining credibility that if you didn't if you if you docked at the news you would lose credibility in a it's it's kind of an interesting debate now in this whole era fake news where that isn't actually how people approach it or maybe russia today has sort of discovered the lesson of confusing the narrative in promoting ideas through for slightly more subtle means than pravda easton meyer orwell's us as shitting an elephant one way to read it has to read the elephants as the british empire and i wondered what you made of the very moving description that orwell gives of the death of the elephants at seller and all aircraft honoring on earth was he was he being prophetic there was he feeling a sense of loss or sympathy with this dying beast no i don't think the elephant is the british empire because if it was you'd have to and equate all the other things the elephant done and with the british empire dolts or have to have an an official of the british empire shooting dead the british empire doesn't work and i completely agree with you about the description of an elephant being killed slam slammed slammed the bullets go in and he says the elephant takes on an incredible senility suddenly feels very old shape fat loss part of a painful you know i've huts students year after year cry when we read that tax and i can tell you it takes a lot to make a student cry over a text my you'll know that it is a wonderful wonderful passage.
"orwell" Discussed on Start the Week
"And the local people as a british policeman 6foot4 old etonian officer's lawn yacht but at the same time spent an awful lot of time in his room reading on pretty unsociable i think it's not impossible to think that from the inside out he so what empire actually meant having spent his youth being told him it was something pretty marvellous and he constantly reinvent himself the ends up during the second world war here at the bbc broadcasting we're about to unveil a statue of george orwell outside the building which he would probably of sneered atoms spotted as he passed nevertheless he was a very very big figure here in the war on the general view is that this was time wasted he hated the bbc he said he had the arguments for the bbc and didn't do much good work here but that view is now being revised isn't it well he he actually respected the bbc because they never once held a censorious finger to his work and he did a lot of work i mean after all he has a man who's bound in india being employed by the bbc two brought cuss to india but this is this is because india resigned the aid edge revolt the japanese empire is on the edge of taking over india and you have to keep the indians quite so you do it by finding are pro indian nationalist voice who sounds like an old etonian and getting him to broadcast from here too there are worthy you're being double clever there according to that logic state can never do anything right i mean the pbc don't even tell the government of india that they've employed this man whose work is banned that it's true of course that race was told early on in the wool that the best and most persuasive commentators were on the left and he'd better have some in here to persuade the british people that this was their warm or will of course did that without exception now who's the he was a brilliant propagandist you'd have hated the phrase gideon yeah no it it reminds me actually i started my career at the world service and one of the things we were told was that you had to be willing to report stuff that was bad about britain or the west.
"orwell" Discussed on WDRC
"Ancients in israel to control the wild use of the desert he took umbrage at that he a very mad at me how dare you say that at a holy night like this so i almost drove off the road how dare you say the wild jews are the desert while they were the wild use of the desert that is why god broke the tablets the jews wore wild people they will vary wildly did they did followed no laws whatsoever they did what they wanted i don't have to list all of the things they did just look around the new york city tonight look around law saying look anywhere you want in america mainly the big cities you'll see what we mean by the wild people of the ancient desert they still exist there's no controls at all whatsoever for a goodly percentage of the world especially the western world and there's a clash right now be swing the wild ones who will not really wild they're the most enslaved as the great george orwell wrote monday back when i think it was in the thirty she said the more i hit people screaming i am free i am free i am free the louder i hit the chains clanging i see that with all the sex shows on television the sex clubs that this club to that club i hit the chains i hear the chains rattling it's human beings trying to break free of this oh logical order and they're not going to be able to do it we're still animals trapped inside with a human soul a body is that of an animal i'm sorry to break the news to you we have not evolve as animals much past that of uh the ancient past you know they're caveman die and things like that basically was still cavemen physically the man is not changed that much through all of these years yawns ages what has changed i'll let you figure that out so what is the what is the value of religion in a world like ours that's falling apart what is the value of a world where drugs are openly promoted as being good for you and children are sold the.
"orwell" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Leaking intelligence i'm i'm thinking this is the biggest most corrupt moment in government i've ever seen well i think there's a lot to that and i think people should be very worried um i was very struck a recently i was reading turmeric book on churchill orwell and the way in which both of them were against two totalitarian regimes and how or will one from somebody who had been sympathetic to the communist to realizing that uh the communist were in fact is dangerous to the nazis and that he he wrote 1984 as a warning against two totalitarian big government and i think there is every reason to believe i'm i'm really surprised that the congress has not opened up very deep authoritative hearings on what happened to you every point you made is is worthy of a congressional hearing why would the ambassador to the united nations be unmasking people what what were heard what was her region and watch her defence man she should we brought in front of some committees and asked to justify why she was putting american citizens at risk and and asking that they be identified well i think this i've had a number of friends the last twenty four hours right me and say this is the most frightening example of an authoritarian state beginning to emerge in which the intelligence community and the justice department were apparently both politicized by the obama administration to such a point that they were willing to uh violate the rights of the individual americans and it for political purposes and i think that's exactly what you look now we saw it with the irs will we have clear evidence that's what happen i think we're now seeing is happening at the cia which if you think about it is really scary i'm seeing is it's very evident now that an opposition party he was surveilled during a political campaign and one of we're also seeing very clearly is that the powerful weapons of intelligence have been used for political purposes nefarious purposes and in an unconstitutional way because it totally eliminates all constitutional fourth amendment protections that we have not exactly right and if you have both the fbi and justice to run being corrupted and you have prior to the.
"orwell" Discussed on EconTalk
"He goes home after all this needs fits down and weeds all the british newspapers left and right about the spin of civil war now the great revelation that both lying heat expected the right to lie because he's a leftist these shock when he finds a weapon newspapers are also lying and it kind of we think about fake news nowadays he comes back nieces the news being reported here about what's going on in spain is fake and that begins his great political transformation in the same way that churchill was tranformed by is antinazi of anti appeasement stance throughout the 1930s with christopher hitchens onikan talk uh years back and sadly haitians has gone now but thai hitchens was on to talk about his supply orwell matters and he talks at length about how orwell's honesty at that point that he reported that the left was covering up the anti the the soviets uh uh as you say they're purges of of similar but not uh true enough believers and he loses happy built a crematorium on the outskirts of barcelona to dispose of the left will years that killed and he loses a lot of france uh because of this year and and somehow um carries on but and as you point out had he been killed by that bullet he would have been a very minor figure he wrote some nice essays that people still read but i suspect they still read them because he was the author of 1984 an animal farm.