Thursday, November 8, 2018

reddit post about a troll factory plot: The shills that divide

I'm not sure where to put this but we may be on a path towards destruction and it looks like there are people that are deliberately pushing us in that direction.
There have been a lot of people ready to hit the streets and protest if Mueller gets fired (the rapid response plan). Trump knew this when he spoke to religious leaders in August (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/28/donald-trump-midterms-private-meeting-church-antifa). He's also been pushing the "democrats bring mobs" rhetoric.
I have a religious family member who has shared links of pastors that suggest that Trump has given a prophecy.
All Trump had to do was fire Jeff Sessions, conveniently the day after the mid-terms, and now there's probably thousands of shills working over time ready to prove him right.
Trump looks guilty and if he's going to try and massacre the justice system that is coming for him, the protests are going to happen.
I think the troll factory agenda is to get people to act violently while doing this.
People are already riled up to a very high level.
This looks like an act of desperation and it could fall apart if we shine a light on it before it happens. At the same time, there is a cult-like following that are going to make him out to be some prophet and fanatical religious people can do the worst things.
(I'm not sure if this is witch hunt related but I think it's relevant. I'll leave details out, but if people look through my comment history to see those details, please let me know if that's against the rules and I'll edit out this portion of the post) Yesterday, I got banned from a subreddit that is against the alt-right. An admin posted this comment with a post:
"With the Dems taking the House, I see that the Russian Cyber-Interference operatives have given marching orders to the trumpjugend and activated their own hordes of alt-accounts to mobilize and spread “civility” and “cooperation” propaganda now that their divisive con-man cult-leader is in danger of being held accountable for his crimes and the debasement of his office. Such concern trolling and nonsense here will only be removed and the accounts will be banned.
(one of the comments further down said, "Yea, fuck civility and cooperation")
Uh... like, isn't the rule "be civil" usually number 1 in every subreddit? This bothered me because I've been worried about admins "taking over" subreddits and cultivating the users to fit the narrative they want(like in TD).
I had to put my thoughts out there and commented this:
... but what about honest people that promote civility and cooperation?
Religious leaders were told by Trump that the left would react violently after the mid terms.
I think it's also likely that trolls are trying to incite incivility just to make Trump out to be some prophet.
What proof do you have that trolls are trying to "encourage civility" and why would you think that would help their cause anyway?
People cooperating is going to cause congress to look the other way?
Banned, muted from contacting admins, and post shut down.
what the fuck is up with that?

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Water you talking about?

Maybe it's time I took my writing from this puddle and in to a minor stream.

Maybe I need to look, for sea, if you know what I mean.

Look in to the future,

Find what you can know for sure.

Bring it back on a river that was created in a dream.


I've been smoking a lot of pot ever since they've legalized it here in Canada.  I was smoking a lot before too and I'm still smoking a lot. 

I've been thinking about quitting again.  I've also been thinking about doing stand up comedy again:  "I like how they've legalized it but they still made it fun by making it illegal to smoke in public.  I still get to feel like I'm James Bond when I use my pipe that's shaped like a cigarette.  Like some sort of shitty version that instead of having adventures solving crimes, I'm evading fines and playing disc golf."  (Need to find something funnier for the last part)


Friday, March 30, 2018

Firing to avoid obstruction charges

I'm just going to put this out there.  I think Trump is going to say that firing Comey wasn't obstruction because he fires everybody.  A lot of people are suspecting that it's so that firing Mueller will seem normal, and I think that's probably a factor as well, but if this comes up in the future, I hope the courts see through it.

Shilling

I never ever thought about the idea of people being paid to pretend to be real people online until around 2016.  If I did, I never really thought it could be that bad.  I figured that companies may go online and pay for reviews of their products once in a while.  I could see how easy that was.  I never thought about the bigger ideas like, creating distrust in our governments, in our scientists, and influencing elections.

One idea that keeps coming back to me is not only how AI can make this worse, but also how we might need AI to fight this.

There are going to be certain campaigns at the root of these things that should be noticeable with the right kind of program, something that can see the right phrases in the right areas of the world.

For example, it should detect when there's an abnormal amount of people suddenly invading certain comment sections or active areas of the internet.

People can be pushing lots of different campaigns out there

-  Climate change denial

-  Pro gun

-  Who to vote for

-  Smear campaigns

-  Justifying wars

-  Influencing public opinion about war (encouraging it)

The last one in particular is a scary prospect.  What if you put a lot of money in to influencing a country to go to war?  How effective is propaganda?  At what point do people say, wait a second, why the fuck is this your agenda?  Who does that?

We can find where it comes from.  The internet leaves many trails, even now, AI can scour over the 2016 election propaganda and find who did what.

I read a comment where someone said they've seen an abnormal amount of people trying to say that North Korea shelling South Korea "wouldn't be that bad".  I thought, what if someone like Putin would want America to go to war with North Korea so they could step in, act like the peace makers and use that as an argument to release sanctions.  Ever since the new administration took office, it's seemed like they've been pushing for a war.

They need to know that you can't try to control people anymore, the internet is more advanced then anything before it and these dumb old fucks that think they can convince people of what to do are going to be exposed and dragged through the muds of history.

It's only a matter of time.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Death Penalty

I remember thinking about how the worldwide population boom that we've been going through, and how there will probably be signs that we are reaching a critical limit.  Things like:

Less value in human life
  1. War will not seem as bad.
  2. Abortions will become more prevalent, with more places having forced abortions
  3. The death penalty will become more common.
So yesterday when Trump was giving a speech about the opiate problem, it wasn't too surprising to see him suggest the death penalty for drug dealers.  In the Philippines, where things are a lot more crowded, we can see Rodrigro Duterte committing human rights atrocities as he kills criminals left and right.  The world condemns his actions but are we becoming normalized to this?

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Another shooting and crosswalks

In the past two days, there was a shooting in Florida and a little boy was killed on a crosswalk near me.

We need to create better crosswalks.  We need better gun control and mental health accessibility.

There's too many problems.  Not enough people to solve them.

There are a lot of things that we can do to make street crossing safer.  Better lighting, raised crosswalks, in-road lighting, above road paths, tunneling.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

On the ark

How do we know how long a body can freeze?

We didn't even know when we took off with that damn thing.  We had a research lab onboard and some people on ice that were most likely going to be ... recycled.

Living conditions were difficult, but we made it work.  There were many species that we had the dna for, lots of different seeds... we didn't really know what we were doing.