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'Cheyenne Spirit' Echinacea - White

'Cheyenne Spirit' Echinacea - White

From the Swallowtail Garden Seeds collection of botanical photographs. We hope you will enjoy these images as much as we do.

#echinacea #cheyennespirit #white #whiteflowers #macro #macroflower #perennial #perennialflowers #swallowtailgardenseeds

Aufbegehren
Oyster Mushrooms
Andrena bimaculata (m)

Andrena bimaculata (m)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

#bee #solitary #macro #belgium

HSCF0223

HSCF0223

with 16mm extension tube

#nature #bee #insect #macro #composition #colours #fujifilm

Zosterops japonicus

Zosterops japonicus

EF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM メジロ(目白・繍眼児) Zosterops japonicus

#canon #eos #digital #100mm #macro #ef #ef100mmf28lmacroisusm #大阪市立長居公園

Zosterops japonicus

Zosterops japonicus

EF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM メジロ(目白・繍眼児) Zosterops japonicus

#canon #eos #digital #100mm #macro #ef #ef100mmf28lmacroisusm #大阪市立長居公園

Zosterops japonicus

Zosterops japonicus

EF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM メジロ(目白・繍眼児) Zosterops japonicus

#canon #eos #digital #100mm #macro #ef #ef100mmf28lmacroisusm #大阪市立長居公園

Insect

Insect

busy pollinating

#insect #macro #closeup #flower #yellow

Wiesen-Schlüsselblume (Primula veris)

Wiesen-Schlüsselblume (Primula veris)

Die ersten Schlüsselblumen blühen. GX80 mit Olympus 60 mm Makro , Post-Focus Funktion, Focus Stack aus 17 Einzelaufnahmen mit Helicon-Focus, Naturlicht, Freihand abgestützt Fundort: Deutschland - OWL - Bielefeld - 19.03.2019

#blüte #blume #makro #macro #natur #nature #gx80 #frühling #outdoor #bielefeld #schlüsselblume #flora #flower #postfocusstack #lumix #panasonic #primel #primula #wiesenschlüsselblume

Rothalsiges Getreidehähnchen (Oulema melanopus)

Rothalsiges Getreidehähnchen (Oulema melanopus)

Größe ca. 4 mm Lumix GX80 mit Olympus 60 mm Makro + Raynox 250, Post-Focus Funktion, Focus Stack aus 126 Einzelaufnahmen mit Helicon-Focus, LED Licht, Freihand abgestützt Fundort: Deutschland - OWL - Bielefeld, auf meiner Natursteinmauer - 19.03.2019

#käfer #insekt #insect #tier #tiere #animal #makro #macro #gx80 #schärfentiefe #outdoor #wildlife #lumix #panasonic #postfocusstack #grosesgetreidehähnchen #grashähnchen #blattkäfer #fauna #bielefeld #owl #beetle #rothalsigesgetreidehähnchen #barleyleafbeetle #raynox250 #raynox

Rothalsiges Getreidehähnchen (Oulema melanopus)

Rothalsiges Getreidehähnchen (Oulema melanopus)

Größe ca. 4 mm GX80 mit Olympus 60 mm Makro + Raynox 250, Post-Focus Funktion, Focus Stack aus 117 Einzelaufnahmen mit Helicon-Focus, LED Licht, Freihand abgestützt Fundort: Deutschland - OWL - Bielefeld, auf meiner Natursteinmauer - 19.03.2019

#käfer #insekt #insect #tier #tiere #animal #makro #macro #gx80 #schärfentiefe #outdoor #wildlife #lumix #panasonic #postfocusstack #grosesgetreidehähnchen #grashähnchen #blattkäfer #fauna #bielefeld #owl #beetle #rothalsigesgetreidehähnchen #barleyleafbeetle #raynox250 #raynox

falling apart, scott richard

falling apart, scott richard

the forever man & why netflix should buy my version of ALDOUS HUXLEY's BRAVE NEW WORLD series ™ & some thoughts on why a PARENTLESS world would be the next step toward a better future & HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! i hope you're happy and free -- scott richard ********* PRESS PLAY spaceship galantis ********** one of the great myths in the NEO american empire of the misled is "the forever man". this myth is literally crammed down the throats of the tiniest children in much the same way that people shove cornmeal down the throats of ducks and geese and cows to make them taste sweeter while killing them softly, lol. the princess syndrome is so out of control now that any sense of an actual republic is long gone. but "the forever man" myth hasn't changed. young children are still taught that they must become parents, and i think we all know that parenting is one of the most BASIC TOOLS that the usurers can use to create loan debt. parenting is a very thankless job as well, so you get debt slavery and sht hours and there's that baby that you can't get rid of... or maybe you like your kid. lucky kid!!! but even though you like that kid, you will NOT be there in every moment and they will be neglected and abandoned to fate. so pray that your little one becomes a real princess or a true knight. i'm not sure what the male dynamic is because little boys are so weaponized to create hostility that they always go for the swords and the guns to wreak havoc. nice work, parents!!!! way to create fake gender separation. pat yourself on the back for that one. but we all got stuck with the breakage and wreckage of the "love that never dies" obligation to seek and find. i was oppressed by it as a child. it actually seemed like the coolest thing about the western dogma from religion -- faith and love and unionizing. of course, my strange and "briefly but permanently" mangled childhood proves how easy it is to destroy a child in really a mere matter of seconds. way to go, mom!!! so naturally i have been weirdly taken with aldous huxley's beautiful utopian dream that does not actually take place in his bitter and sad criticism of "the jews" (not to be confused with the jewish people in the same way that radical islamists are not a reflection of true path of the muslim journey -- i note this because anti-semitism at that time in europe post wwi was at an all time high with printing criticism and outrage. anti-semitism was like a genre in a modern day bookstore it was so popular and had so many writings. picture that cowboy western section and the science fiction section and then the anti-semetic section.), fascist/idealistic germans and the north american noble savage. all of that was a bitter pill for me. i literally was physically ill through sections of the book. it was a visceral experience that went beyond reading. it was an education. but on the sidelines of the book was this curtain that had been pulled back on monumental ideas. it was like we were on the willy wonka factory tour and we're in that massive cathedral of candy with an eternally churning chocolate fountain that sucks up agustus gloop and swooshes him away. and right at the moment every single person on the tour starts to formulate the actual "dangers" involved in this strange sugary fantasyscape. but i was ready for the camera to ditch the sugarland phenomenon. i wanted to see where augustus gloop had gone and just how deep did this playland of machinery and artificial replication go. i was ready for a different kind of tour of the factory. talk about a psychotic dystopia... plus, in huxley's world, the glimpses that we get are very grown up and cool. they are not the childlike entrapping of a story for kids. it's older, it's stabilized. people of all people get along as one through class separatism. and a history of fulfillment through separation. we are told that each caste is trained to be content with their occupation in life and some are even dumbed down with alcohol in the birthing jars. and this was an inceptive vision of the dawning corporate heirarchy/caste system of order/need. we are starting to experience its arrival. but in the novel, these were birth classes. everyone was born into their position. further, these "corporatized classes" were arranged with the "controllers" and/or philosopher kings at the top and the class system below it with the alphas at the top of the class system. the alphas were all male and they were NOT clones. the betas are the female member of the caste which the alphas belong to in the novel and are NOT clones. but all the other caste systems were bred and manufactured to maintain different aspects of the system's needs. they were all clones. throughout the novel huxley continuously promotes the virtues of the THREE FOUNDATIONS for a great society: identity, community, stability and huxley presented ideas that blatantly/openly stated how evil it was to separate kids from self discovery and liberty and that by not allowing them to explore each others bodies and touch one another we were creating a repressed/suppressed curiosity that would grow like a monster inside the child -- a childish expression that is encouraged through taboo. and that's pretty bold philosophy. further, and logically, he presented a society that wasn't afraid of children never having parents but rather, cherished the idea of each one growing up protected and looked over by people who loved their job of caring for little ones and they didn't abuse them or prohibit the kids from discovery themselves. and each one was genetically crafted and modified to fit perfectly into their role within the greater whole. this was the utopia. the novel, however, skitters all over the place like a drunken car crash. the passengers are not reflective of the society. instead they are are a TRINITY list of the "unusual suspects", the "anti-society types" through no real fault of their own, the anomalies, those who didn't fit in -- as explored through the sexual relationships of one woman. she bangs all of them. which is weird because you never hear anyone talk about that. so my version™ would put her into the HERO BOX™ of the what used to be called a PROTAGONIST -- see how lost we are?!??! a hero and a protagonist are not the same thing. and a soldier and a hero are not the same thing. unless you literally change the meaning of the word. a hero is someone who accomplishes a series of strange feats/tasks or labors. a soldier is someone who is willing to kill in exchange for commodities/livelihood. take it up with the dictionary. i'm not making this up. PRESS PLAY FOR MORE GOOD FUN from GALANTIS anyway, the "star" of this series™ is not a hero because there is no such thing as heroes in BRAVE NEW WORLD. the mantra of IDENTITY, COMMUNITY, STABILITY is so deep that the society requires no heroes, no vigilantes, no protectorates, no nuclear arms. and it would be the same story but it would be seen through her world and the experiences she was having simultaneously during the novel. like the film about jesus' younger brother Agape who was away at college when jesus was a killed™ and the netflix film series™ would dive away from the very tiny blip of interest huxley's novel provides. not that it isn't a great novel, it's just that huxley was an intellectual surgeon and his storytelling feels very sterile, but the magnificent visions of the future that he is able to relay through description and attention to detail is brilliant even if it's not the best writing. and it is this world that is the skeleton of his novel. and the skeleton needs to be studied. he's given us the foundations and he's created his own maps and he's acutely aware of the beauty of the new mexican landscape and topography. so instantly we know he's got a crush on the noble savage whereas, personally, i'm more interested in hanging out with a beta and seeing what her best expectations are like in this fantastical land™. and the story was kind of about a beta in a very backward kind of way. and it was also about two types of failed alphas and then a hippie jesus guy from the "reservations". but the novel does some time skipping and the tour doesn't really take us much further than that disturbing garden that the the tour creeps up on. aldous kind of magically skips from age four to the adults, so that's a bit too fast on the timeline for me -- where's the COMMUNITY?!?!?! he picks up on this concept later in his book ISLAND -- but i still kind of agree with him that really little kids should be allowed to discover each other physically and without the judgement parents impose and overimpose so fast. we are mistaken in sexualizing this curiosity. we make it rapey. we use our adult minds to be like "OH!!! RAPE, my baby's a rapist", or "oh no, that little baby boy played with another little boy". aldous suggested that this form of exploration was essential to humans understanding and experiencing themselves EARLY ON without the sexual element being present or worse, present and mature. further, that this exploration would lead toward a differnt developmental attitude which would in turn allow a society to bypass future rape and sexual misconduct breaches. but his ideas were too radical for people in his time. they still are. considering what a powerful novel it is, when it was written and the brilliant ideas that are tossed around like a juggler who is bouncing balls and torches and chain saws of the walls of a racquetball court while teaching you squash at the same time, it doesn't get much play. he was, after all, such a BRIT who had been notoriously kicked out of his social life circle in england for writing hilarious tell-all novels about the people closest to him. so they'd given him the outcast card and he'd fled (as fast as a mostly blind man with a lesbian wife can flee) to new mexico in the post wwi era, near the future site of the u.s. secret city/laboratory, los alamos. and from there, hollywood by 1932, i think. what a great story he lived as well, not just tripping out on acid as he died, but also his first wife hunting beautiful women for the two of them to share, and the screenplays, the vast library of single print editions by other famous poets and playwrights and novelists sent to him for his approval. and then his second wife, the beautiful violinist who escape that terrible canyon fire that obliterated all those never-to-be-written-again books, all those manuscripts, all those precious writings that vanished beneath the terrible heat. and she, taking only her Stradivarius, walking out knowing everything would burn. letting go. giving it up to the fire. forever people. we wish. but there is no forever man. there is no living jesus. all things die. and true love is more like paying attnention. like that nun says in "lady bird". true love isn't sexual. true love may not even know itself. true love might just be paying attention and feeling joy? the joy of paying attention. and i know how much we all long to feel joy when paying attention. and in an age of POST-DISTRACTION awakenings, isn't it time you told your daughters that marriage is an OPTION. that having kids is an OPTION. that giving up your life to fulfill some fake darwinian NONSENSE is an OPTION. but so is living your own life and having no one else that you've created. and so is fighting for new models of PROCREATION that don't involve failing parents, parents that never wanted kids and people who can't afford kids. parents are most often the worst thing about kids. so don't be afraid to tell your kids that you failed and how. maybe they even remember it and have blamed themselves. and if all you can give your son is a gun or a truck or a logic game, you're definitely part of the problem. it's vastly unfair to use gender foolishness to masculinize a child. it distorts the idea of masculinity like a mental disorder in the same manner that physical sexual abuse destroys young children. they are both attacks against the child's being. we do our best to protect kids against the predators of the body, but we do very little protect our children from the predators of the mind and the consumer usurers who are taking the kids earlier and earlier. who knows, maybe one day the movie of the book will be made. we live in a perfect time for it to just skip straight away from the book and into the BRAVE NEW WORLD right after the visitors on the tour see where the little kids are intermingling without any kind of ADULT IMPOSED intrusions. the great thing about the BRAVE NEW WORLD was that the rapey issue had been addressed and fully considered. the society was developed around the understandings of sexual co-mingling without parentalizing adults. since most of humanity ALLEGEDLY has a very low intellectual focus & MOST people don't actively seek to better and improve their intelligence -- this is not my fact, it's how "they" talk about the 99%ers -- it is easy to distract the general populace with "material gain" greed games and after life myths and unfulfillable promises like the forever man. even now, fully ready to fall asleep again after being "awake" for so fking long, even now i still want the person i thought of to be my forever man. i want him so bad. but he was never that man in real life. he was never the fake version of him that was presented. and that's what kills me the most. i supported the lies without knowing it. i felt misled and bushwacked. not victimized, just super aware that i had participated in the set-up and had no grounds for complaint. i spent my liberty and freedom of time and it was gone. and he felt stronger and freer (which is good and i'm glad of that). but in the process we burned through each other and the lies and the falsehoods and the deceptions and the weaknesses all became exposed and destroyed in the fire. he was never the forever man in the first place. and that's the rub. the forever man isn't a person. there is no forever man. in that moment the forever man became a concept for me, a trap that so many others fall into as well. and then we fall out of it. a lot of people return to it, but that's usually because they can't see the permanent break. so now, suddenly, there was this permanent break and it was known to both of us. granted, at first i found this confusing. naively, i had always assumed the permanent break was already there. didn't everyone know this intuitively? i hadn't realize that this wasn't a universal understanding. but, i only say this because i learned it from people who are born alone. they say it over and over again. i was born a twin and i don't think that the "born alone" perspective is "all there is" as much as it is "all that most people have access to, therefore"... but i learned about the "permanent break" from people born alone. twins are generally super optimistic. and i'm guessing on this because i can imagine a family that takes joy in their twins and understands that they might be a little different. my parents made a permanent break with me. an unrecoverable intentional break. and then, through a long process of hop-scotch education through the west coast public and private christian schools in north and south california, voila! aware of humans and how they formulate their kindnesses and their goodnesses. so when i heard about the permanent break thing AT THIS STAGE IN THE GAME, i was a bit taken about. it was one of those horrible realizations where your mind goes all bird's eye view and geomapping and speeds through all manner of timelines and conjugations and starts the "murder board" with the new thread. you can visually see the wasted time as chunks of LIFE. tetris LIFE chunks filled with remembrances just "disappearing" the value of memories instantly. a radical cross-platform devaluation of emotional assets. worse than zero. worse than no memories at all. and that's when you realize that a rug has been pulled out from under you and your grand designs. it's the dreadfulness of false manifestations, the celebrants of what you thought was genuine were really bound up in a bottomless sadness and a burning flame with their own downward spiral dance. it's that startling and irreversible moment when you realize that your eyes and your heart and the assurances of another had been used quite shamelessly to proliferate a bizarre and untrue fantasy. and worse, it was TRULY the revelation that i had wanted but not with a ghost!!! not with a dancing apparition! not the hollow man!!! oh fk, not the hollow man!! and so now i'm doomed to still want the forever man that i had created with my expectations and then with my desires and then was slowly filleted by... or maybe it was more like the sides of my neck were slashed open to make gills. because i do feel lucky. the charade could have taken longer and bigger chunks of my life. and i had a great time in the delusion and i liked working for a relationship. sometimes the process of aging is a vinting metaphor and sometimes it's a venting metaphor. sometimes it's all about the air and the breath. either way, it wasn't my first relationship and it gave me an opportunity to see whether or not relationshipping was even in accordance with my nature and liberty. could i be happy without unionizing? and the answer is yes. or, at least, it's a great position to be in. there is a freedom to participate in life that comes from being a part of it without being forced to protect offspring and develop those kinds of natural enmities against your "greatest predator", men. that's a lovely start to things. almost as fun as the fake "virigin" girl claiming it's god's baby. or worse, everyone forgetting that "god's baby" meant bastard offspring. PRESS PLAY for some louder harder better from galantis whatever, it doesn't matter, i feel lucky to have had a forever man and to be able to write a more complicated story of "royal romance" than the childish ones we tell other people's children and even our own children. the corporatized children's engineering factories are already in their late pre-testing phases. BUT, a bit of forewarning to those who would be wise when it matters, i was punished for my childish expectations. i lost everything i gave. and i lost the time it took to give it. there was no reward. no dividends. no happy ever after. it was just business in the end. and the whole time i had believed my eyes and my ears and listened and had tried to hold up the "we". but it was hard. there was permanent breakage from the start, not the end. he was full of grief and loss. he was too needy. but i thought he was consciously aware of all these things. so when we were dating, i thought he knew about the permanent break. he was so far away from everybody. he was deep in the valley of the permanent break trying to find his way to sea-level. like a crushed flashcard on the side of the road in death valley. in that there was the permanent break. we were choosing to try to have a relationship despite the permanent break that existed between people. he had come to me and plied me with the tale of his sister's suicide. he pulled me into his sorrow spiral because i had told him several months before she killed herself that he should come out to her. she was a lesbian and felt entirely alone in the world and i begged him to reach out to her and share with her that he was gay. but he didn't. he had this way of never doing anything i suggested and then blaming me later about "advice" that he would get when he had come back to ask for "advice" after not doing what i had suggested after being asked. it was all a bit dislocating for me and i give him credit for being clear and levelheaded about it in the end, but he couldn't undo the damage that i was doing to myself for being such a fking fool. no version of "sorry, i used you" or "let's be friends" would ever replace the amount of time he took from my life while the veneer of his "forever man" status diminished in front of me until finally it occurred to me to ask him on the phone one day, long after we'd broken up if his current boyfriend was okay with these calls. i asked because it had also dawned on me that he'd specifically asked me to give him a call and do check-ins every couple of weeks, "are you allowed to talk to me? is your man okay with that?" and he admitted that they had agreed that he wouldn't call me. at which point i was like, "oh, i see, so this is like cheating. great, gotta go, man. i just wish you'd be honest. and free. you know that's what i always wanted for you. i told you that over and over." and we've never connected since. such a drag. and this is the danger of relationships. you can lose years of your life, but even more important, you can lose WINDOWS of your life. the years are just time, but the windows are specific ages where wonderful and amazing things can happen that cannot happen during other windows of your life. besides, relationships TAX you. they TRULY add surcharges and time-penalties to your existence. there will no end of speed bumps and dependency is anti-liberty at its core, so the struggle to be free cannot be achieved unless all parties of the relationship are unionized. and that's business contracting, which is an artifice. grammatically speaking, relationships are duty bound and come with obligatory submissions of personal liberty. who'd sign up for that? as if that isn't enough, relationships will steal your experiences and replace them SHARED memories. and on the surface this sounds great. but that depends on the how the shared memories end up affecting the relationship. shared memories are indeed precious and the best ones are the ones that you cherish. but after a separation, the best memories are the ones that work as triggers for your sorrow or anger or grief or devastation. the best memories become the worst. i knew a woman in grad school who had come out as a lesbian. her name was ceebs. and she was a quirky writer with an irish background and we we're both from san diego where her dad had been police chief or something along those lines. and she'd grown up repressing a lot of stuff. i'd done the same thing until i decided that living a lie was so ordinary and that NO ONE in the whole history of western writing had ever said, "just be a liar. lie to everybody. tell them what they want to hear. then lie about that later." she used to often say that the thing you really liked about a person and were drawn to about them would become the thing you ended up resenting them for and perhaps even disliking about them. so it sucks if you hear a bunch of lies up front and then they unravel around you to become the thing you end up resenting. that's a tough one. and the irony is that lying never ends. it just keeps reinventing itself. on the other hand, in total fairness, ALL western literature has been littered with the ruins of people's lies and the horrible effect that lying had on so many people's lives. and not inadvertently, heaven becomes this place where the lies are all put back together in front of you. contemporary christianity became so zealous it started to formulate this notion (an entirely post-television & televangelistic fantasy) about how you'd stand in judgement and your entire life would be played back to you. and you thought andy warhol's film "SLEEP" was long and boring: "John Giorno has said Warhol asked him to star in Sleep over Memorial Day Weekend in 1963, when the two retreated to the countryside and Warhol spent the night watching Giorno sleep. “I looked over and there was Andy in the bed next to me, his head propped up on his arm, wide-eyed from speed, looking at me,” Giorno later relayed. " born a twin, i think my big one wish would be that i DO get to this illusory JUDGEMENT ZONE where god and his posse replay my life to see if i was good enough to get in the the party called heaven. but, typical me, i could give a sht about the party called heaven. i want access to my unknown life. i want to watch my birth and everything after like a fking drone camera that i can move around and zoom in or rewind. i want to see what happened to me when i was left unattended. i want to see the things i already have been told happened and then re-lied to about it. i have the cobwebs of all these weird myths that humans create in order to justify PARENTHOOD. we don't need parents. science and the bible have proven that parents are unnecessary and obsolete. unfortunately pedophiles and religious structures/foundations/corporations and "neo colonist governments" will want to self-protect against this accord. they want you debt-enslaved with college loans, home loans, bundled family plan phones and car loans. but that won't pay for the loans after the entire shipping and distributing INTERCONTINENTAL economy lays off all the drivers and starts running AUTOKAR in a color-coded lane that only AUTOKAR (pilotless vehicle) can use. that's a lot of truckers nationwide all hopped on speed and suddenly without jobs?? is this part of the MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN strategy? shall we name that condition/state right now? maybe we could call it THE AUTOKAR METH SHADOW. so keep your eyes open. maybe it will never, ever, ever, ever happen. or, give that "new utopia glimpse" a try. read huxley's book BRAVE NEW WORLD. it's a deeply fascinating look into miranda's query: "O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't! (5.1.215-218) --- the tempest happy birthday. i hope you're free and happy.

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the trifecta of tulip, scott richard

the trifecta of tulip, scott richard

look how far we've come & ""CONGRESS MAN, YES" & several of the reasons why USURER'S LOGIC makes FACEBOOK the future press darlings of 2018", scott richard image and painting from 2012 (original photo from 2010) PRESS PLAY i love you, i know yello (1983) an essay that cites TONS of quotes and incidents from the recent congressional meeting regarding FACEBOOK taking over the world and why you should have invested when i told you to invest... i did. just so proof would equal pudding. (FYI the stock went up to 208 from 164 two weeks after this essay was written. it's back down to what it was at that time again. facebook is spreading its profits into subsids now, so it's not on my BUY NOW list. but if you can smell out the little geniuses facebook intends to buy, you might be able to find some juicy investments. i still believe that tesla will produce some kind of design innovation that will be purchasable for worldwide distribution...) "CONGRESS MAN, YES" & several of the reasons why USURER'S LOGIC makes FACEBOOK the future press darlings of 2018 and beyond based on the CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS + transcript notes and observations by scott richard usury sucks for everyone. even those who profit. and we don't FIGHT USURY. we fk it until it destroys everything around us. FB means fk buddy, literally, not facebook... anyway, i know from great and long experience that americans graft their identity concepts from the products and services they use and abuse. you can't go broke betting on the fall. to not buy FACEBOOK stock would be like turning down a 50% off willy wonka chocolate bar that ALSO comes with a free golden ticket to the chocolate factory. so while i listened and periodically watched the 5 hours of boring and often JUVENILE hearings, i couldn't help thinking how clever deception really is. FACEBOOK does soooo many things that you have no idea about. where did you think all that FAKE money was going? and it was sooooo touching when a couple of the congress people dared to ask when mark would stop selling OPIOID DRUGS off FACEBOOK. he conveniently said, never. but don't worry, the u.s. sent it's least qualified people to talk to FACEBOOK about this, lol. i mean, the vast majority of these congresspeople were like children who have no clue about adult concepts. for example, not one congressperson asked if those "privacy settings" weren't hackable -- as in something so FKING SIMPLE like "well, a hacker can hack past those infantile settings." instead, they gave zuckerberg the legal opportunity to talk-stall his way out of their four minutes. it was EMBARRASSING to see how stupid most of these congresspeople really are and how unlearned about important tech philosophy. most of them had no idea even what "privacy settings" were, so many spent their four minutes being "schooled". fking waste. that's like sending me to the olympics for weightlifting... so the first problem is that congresspeople don't really know a lot about anything. in general, they are "OUT OF THE GD LOOP" when it comes to understanding worldwide things like the fking INTERNET!!??! they know a little about a lot. anyway, each congressperson was given four minutes to ask zuckerberg questions about what happened. the LARGE majority wasted these minutes with grandstanding. only a handful seemed to have an inkling of what the real reach and danger and anti-American stance that FACEBOOK has against the united states. so instead of gathering relevant testimony and commitment from FACEBOOK on super important legal issues regarding citizenship protection and unethical information exchange, they paraded themselves for THEIR fake american constituent's votes. it was DISGUSTING. how fking shallow bipartisan azzhoes really are. instead of REPRESENTING AMERICA, they represented their own careers. and honestly, every single person on MEDZ or overeating or over drinking these days is acting like an ANTI-AMERICAN. supremacy is also a form of ANTI-AMERICANISM. we've reached a point where our daily choices are becoming ANTI-AMERICAN and in violation of other citizens' rights to be free. but i guess we don't see it clearly, mostly. in the city, it is much more obvious. especially a FAKE SANCTUARY city like san francisco, the sanctuary is REALLY being given to the monied and the foreign investors, not the locals. it's a FAKE moniker for investors, not a representation of anything more. but most people are like these congresspeople -- out to get more votes from their base. but that's not AMERICAN. that's just regional self-interest. thankfully, there were a few exceptions and those ones were AWESOME to hear. they were incredibly revealing. and it is clear that their voices are being thrown out. so that's a drag, but you can't really stop FACEBOOK. they are not a social platform. they are the world's largest company and they fund TONS of stuff around the globe. for example, FACEBOOK is going to have the largest WORLDWIDE "counterterrorism" team. already there team is competitive with world powers. soon, they will be larger than any nation's. now, those of us who are in the know, well, we KNOW that the COUNTERTERRORISTS are the real terrorists. if you listen to the 9/11 commission report you would know this, too. or, if you listened to anything the islamic world is saying you'd know this, too. but i already know you don't listen to those people. doesn't change the truth -- the COUNTERRERRORISTS are the real terrorists. so now FACEBOOK will be the leading force in this deception. already they have over 200 people working full time in 30 different languages in counterterrorism. if you don't get what this means, you should go read my facebook farewell that i wrote about two years ago when i stopped contributing to the largest surveillance system ever built and used against humanity. i had written a similar program concept in the 90s. it was called CYBERBUDDY. the idea was you would input your info into a program (we call them apps now) that tracked your emotional and physical world by remembering everything you input and being able to remind you of things -- how you felt about others, what had happened and what others had done to you. and, as all the social media programs do, it would have a backside that was constantly selling your information to buyers. but the user never knew this. anyway, that's exactly what FACEBOOK did. and let's be honest, FACEBOOK was CHOSEN. it's not that great. there were way better platform possibilities. but the world cartels needed something legit, so they chose the HARVARD-based platform. and it worked. they inserted the most deviant and self-revealing and WORSE betraying platform known to humans. this congressperson is holding up a chart. it shows FACEBOOK's profits. they are escalating exponentially. from 1 billion in 2006 to 26 billion in 2016 and then WATCH THE FKING LEAP!!!! 40 BILLION dollars in 2017. buy now. you won't be crying later. anyway, zuckerberg intends to have more than 20,000 people working on counterterrorism within a year or so. they are also building an endless array of surveillance and algorithmic tools that will affect ALL world trade. they are also deeply involved in ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE development. basically, if you wanted an anti christ of jewish origins, you are looking at the rise of the kingship. but if you're not scared and don't go that way right away, dip into OVERHEAD STUDIES to see just how amazingly controlling all of this is when you also have KILL DRONES and security enforcement. already OVERHEAD STUDIES are being used against the u.s. population to imprison us. anyway, for most people this will seem crazy and like a new gibberish. so be it. i started to take notes about a third of the way into process when i started to get a feel for how the "hearings" work. it was new for me, but i'll post the transcript of my notes which are a lot of actual transcriptting. the republicans are all for it and that's why you should bet on FACEBOOK. especially since the majority of FACEBOOK's users are and will be NOT from america. so our "opinion" of this is just that. FACEBOOK is bigger than the u.s. government and for the record, the whole counterterrorism surveillance team works from outside the u.s. where there are different laws... okay, so here's the transcript which i LAUGHINGLY call: CONGRESS MAN, YES because this is the tactic zuckerberg and his lawyers realized was the WINNING COMBO. who knew congresspeople were so fking stupid? especially from the stupid states. geez. no wonder so many extra-foreigners are making a bid at stealing so much of the united states' property. it must be fking easy with so many dum fks. and to those congress people who used this momentous occasion to further their careers instead of protecting the american public, FKU!!!!! ********************************* PRESS PLAY no stars figures on a beach the partial notes: CONGRESSMAN, YES i would love to be a congressperson, but to be one, i would have to not understand any of this. so why are they “representing” us??!?!?! zuckerbergs tactics. agree with the person. deflect away from the topic by using their weakness and lack of knowledge. obscure the truth. pretend you’re not a MASSIVE CONGLOMERATE but a calendar site for connecting people’s lives HALLMARK. once zuckerberg figures out how to run the clock down, he takes over everytime. some senators (usually republican) have long winded and meaningless monologues followed by easy to answer questions of no importance except to wind the four minute clock down. 20K employees for content control. some senators (usually democratic) try to get him to answer YES OR NO questions. his tactic for stalling in this case is deflect back to their misunderstanding of the precise language or meaning. it makes them look dumb (a lot of the are and don’t understand why FACEBOOK is such a walking/talking front for a secret information and collection agency as well as worldwide product mouthpiece) the best questions take all four minutes and then zuckerberg can deflect easily. fk that!!! NOT A SINGLE CONGRESS PERSON (well, maybe one, but he petered out oddly) got through their questions. most had MANY left and were forced to “submit” them for consideration. BULLSHIT!!!! SMASHFACE his “prank” site. "we’re getting ready to overreact” we do nothing or we overreact! you need to save your ship? diamond and silk. african american women. what is unsafe about two women supporting donald trump? mr. schrader from oregon. do you delete and save. yes.. all things saved. document retention policy. preserve mails/conversations testified that you don’t sell information. but others do. aren’t you complicit? "complaint only” enforcement. kennedy democrat wasted the whole time trying to explain himself. “i’m sorry, i don’t understand your question.” targeting options are shared likes. shared by facebook. ad ranking. meta data. behaviors. newsfeed. relevancy vs. GIVING to advertisers. how do people then “own” their own data? then gets lost in the process and time runs out. part of the rub second you focus the individual instead of societal impact… you’re out of time. but news and media. blah blah blah mr flores. texas large oil company monopoly 1800s 1900s telecom company monopoly in the70s thanks for being good. wasted the whole time with a bizarre lecture. conservatives are mad about BIAS. they can’t see past their stupidity. policy responses. ideological agnosticism regarding their users public facing activities finally, some questions. do you believe FACEBOOK SHOULD BE IDEOLOGICALLY NEUTRAL? i agree we should be a platform for all ideas. [cuts him off and moves to next question. bam! yeah!! with respect to privacy we need a baseline when we talk about a virtual person, name address websites visited, picture, etc. ownership issue is the individual’s creation. they own it. do you agree. yes. use of data issue and full disclosure for unlimited time. easy understand. runs out of time. california mr cardenas biggest business model and totally unregulated. shows shareholder revenues table 2009 net revenue less than a billion dollars 26 billion for 2016 40 billion dollars for 2017 CEO of cambridge analytica stepped down during the meeting. does that solve the issue around the controversy. no, two issues. how were they able to buy data from a developer that people chose to share it with? but some of the info originated on facebook. people had it on facebook and CHOSE to share their AND their friend’s information… question: buy information to add or augment to build around them their profile. we just recently announced that we’ve stopped working with data brokers as part of the ad system. yes, standard practice. you did engage in it. yes. until we announced we were shutting it did. facebook threatened to sue the guardian if it revelaed the cambridge analytica story. hey maybe you don’t want to do that. “there may have been an specific factual inaccuracy.” however they did go through with it regardless. then ONLY then did facebook apologize for 89 million users info ending up in other people’s hands. ‘ it’s time that you FACEBOOK want to be a leader and american you can be a leader. are you committed to being a leader. you can in fact do right by users of facebook. time’s out. two second answer? "i am definitely committed to taking a broader review of our responsibility. not so that we don’t just give people tools but so they are used for good.” first five or ten minute , ten minute recess. 5;40 TWENTY FUCKING MINUTES LATER… mre. brooks indiana platform of facebook and other platforms help keep us safe from terrorists and recruitment of women and children to join terrorist organizations. facebook didn’t exist before 9/11 isis and al acaida use these platforms. terrorism recruitment. now terrorists use social media. then you talked about dangerous or objectionable content needing to be reported but what if they don’t? what if people just assume that someone else is reporting. what is the leadership role of facebook, our role in stopping recruitment. thank you for the question. there is no place for that in our network. we’ve developed a number of tools so that 99% of isis and al acaida is flagged before we even see it. we’re proud of it as a model for removing "harmful content". as of march 29th there were ISIS videos, executions, april 9th five pages of hezbollah content what is the mechanism? is it AI 2-0K people? what are you using. this is just within a week. counter terrorism team at facebook with 200 people. other content reviewers not in the 200. NCTC produces analysis, maintains the authoritative database of known and suspected terrorists, shares information, and conducts strategic operational planning. NCTC is staffed by more than 1,000 personnel from across the IC, the Federal government, and Federal contractors. NCTC’s workforce represents approximately 20 different departments and agencies—a tribute to the recognition by the intelligence, homeland security, and law enforcement communities of NCTC’s role in protecting the Nation against terrorist threats. just focused on counter terrorism. 30 languages. AI tools in development proactively flag content and sources owns wassap? . how are they helping the to stop the recruiting. WOW BACK TO THE ORIGINAL POINTS : WHAT THE FUCK IS FACEBOOK?!?!? cue WILD WILD COUNTRY correction plea: whether web blogs would be able to download your info. they are not we only store them temporarily. we convert them into ad interests. which can be controlled. mr. ruiz D california “i’m also taking a ‘broad’ view…” what went wrong here and what can be better to protect users? why did facebook NOT notify the FTC in 2015 when you first discovered this happened and did your legal company say you were under no responsibility? didn’t believe it was a legal obligation. does facebook need the trust of its users. is this a weakness that you are not required to report a violation. broader view of responsibilities of responsibility. what about other CEOs. two days of head the fTc doesn’t have the correct tools and we can’t rely on companies. would it be helpful if there is an entity to oversee? details matter. agency or law we’re realizing there’s a lot of holes in the system. no one can monitor. both look forward to following up. mr. mullin oklahoma i prefer you use the term congress man or woman. commend zuckerberg for seeing things through its growth period. very talented. and hiring the right people who “get the job done”. isn’t it the consumer’s responsibility to control the content they release. i agree with what you’re saying. do the device settings really protect the information? as a user of facebook how can someone control content in a realm without it being collected. you collect info for that purpose yes we do that so the “ad experience” can be more useful the advertisers and the users. value base. but if i’m a customer how do i keep that from happening. yes there is a setting. you can turn that off and we won’t do it. we offer a lot of settings in every way from content to interests to search results, sign ins to alternate apps. we try to make the controls easy.. it’s a broad service. so they can contersfigure it the way they want. TIME california mr.peters E technology has outpaced the law. iwant to take you at your word that you value personal privacy. know that pirvacy protection is not a bottom line issue. shareholders. it doesn’t drive profits and it may interfere with profits. would it not be appropriate when we define this duty to assess financial penalties to the company. it’s something we could consider, but i’d push back on the idea that their’s a conflict between what people want and business interests. i think a lot of these hard decisions come down to different people with different interests. people want to bring their AND friends info. others want it locked down. it’s not a business question it’s which interests do you weigh more. what did the europeans get right about regulations? they’re a lot of things the europeans do. the gdpr is a positive step for the internet and codifies many things. making them visible and affirmative consent is good and more should be done. what did they get wrong. i need to thank about that more. submit it in writing. might have actually finished his questions before 4 minutes. either way, he doesn’t appear to pursue his time until its end. mr. hudson north carolina ft bragg thanks for dropping by. men are prohibited from having social media profiles. we learned each one was hacked. almost asking to be hacked. are you aware of the security concerns that creates. i’m not specifically aware of that threat. there are many issues we focus on and try to take a broad view of that. collusion with the intelligence community would be good. i’d love to follow up on that. you say facebook is a platform for all ideas. but it doesn’t seem like christian beliefs and conservative beliefs. diamond and silk come up again. this is a very serious concern. i asked my constituents on facebook today and they all wanted to know about personal privacy. i think there is an issue you need to deal with and you recognize this based on your testimony today. what is the standard that facebook uses to determine what is offensive or controversial a couple of standards. strongest one is physical harm or threats are first. but then there is a broader form of hate speech or broadly uncomfortable speech. isn’t that difficult to define? what standards does facebook use to try to determine what is hate speech vs. speech you may just disagree with? time runs out. new york mister collins R thank you coming. you don’t know what you know until you know it. facebook doesn’t sell data. now we all know you don’t sell data. we’re all here because a third party app developer broke the rules. it’s hard to anticipate a bad actor. clearly you took actions after 2014. what did change? before the change someone could share info about their friends. then we said you can’t. more praises. who is going to protect us from facebook? i thought it was an out of bounds kind of comment. you’re doing good and i sincerely know in my heart you believe in keeping things equal. you have 27K employees. operating under a consent decree. so when someone said do we need more legislation. i said no. he’s doing the best he can with 27K people. i think it was beneficial. we don’t need legislation. we now know things we didn’t know beforehand. mr Wahlberg michigan R thank you mister zuckerberg. listened to both sides of the aisle. three starter questions. who were the bad actors? i don’t remember the specifics of early on. we saw app developers who asked for permission to see stuff. content. we should review these apps and they should only have a reason to access it. stopped bringing friends’ info. secondly, can facebook insure that every single app is not misusing their data? it would be difficult to ever guaranty to say there are no bad actors. every problem around security is an arms’ race where people abuse systems. our responsibility is to make that as hard as possible for a company of our scale and it is growing with our scale. that’s a good answer. it’s honest. LOL FKING LOUD you stoopid fk. your brain is childish. how can you be a congress person?!?!? thirdly, can you assure me that ads and content are not being denied based on particular views. congressman yes, politically. i hear political speech. we certainly won’t be advertising terrorists. screeengrab of an ad that contained shocking or distasteful + violence. it was an “algorithm” problem. it was pro-life. that causes us some concerns. light touch in regulation. time. mrs walters california R misuse of consumer data and what controls users have over their info. you have indicated they have granular control over their own content. she asks the most basic question. it’s a time waster. she doesn’t understand the app. but sadly, she’s so serious. so dum. her second question doesn’t even seem like a question of relevance. she says that california has been heralded by many on this committee for its privacy initiatives and yet given that you and tech companies are in california and we’re still experiencing privacy issues how do you square the two? i think privacy is not something that you can ever... it’s it’s our understanding of the issues and people as the interact online only grows over time and we’ll adjust to social norms or we’ll put rules into place… TIME merl dingell michigan married to the king o twitter. four hours. some striking things. you didn’t know key facts for a CEO you didn’t know about major court cases regarding your privacy policies against your company. you didn’t know that the FTC doesn’t have fining authority and that facebook couldn’t have recieved fines for the 2011 consent order . you didn’t know what a shadow profile was. you didn’t know how many apps you need to audit. you didn’t know how many firms had been sold data by dr. culgan other than cambridge analytica. and yes we were all paying attention yesterday. you don’t even know all the information facebook is collecting from its users. you have trackers all over the world. on most of the sites we see the facebook like and share buttons. and with the facebook pixel people may not even see the logo. it doesn’t matter if you have those tools facebook is able to collect info from all of us. so i want to ask you: how many facebook buttons are on non-facebook pages? congresswoman i don’t know the answer off the top of my head but we’ll get back to you. is the number over one hundred million? i believe we have served the like button on more pages than that. but i don’t know the number that have the like buttons on actively. how many chunks of non pixel code are there on non-facebook pages? congress woman you are asking for specific stats that i don’t have off the top of my head but we can follow up. could we get that back in 72 hours. transparency. do you know now whether there were fourth parties involved? are you hiding the truth that has taken three years to appear. i am convinced there are others out there. we are going to try to find the fourth parties. we will ban them from the platform and take action that they delete the data. and you will make it public. yes. like water and air we need clear rules. mr. costello pennsylvania R echoes the idiot’s comments — dumshit collins from ny. they probably get kickback from the same tong. we americans have a non codified idea about our privacy rights. how do we make them understandable? first, if you look at gdpr what pieces do you feel would fit in american juris prudence. not just you but smaller companies as well. well, making sure people have control over what they are sharing. and to be able to delete it. second, people should have the tools to make decisions. third piece is that some sensitive technolidies like face recognition that your get special consent for. if we make it too hard we will lose to innovative countries. like china. do you believe that you should be able to use AI with a non facebook user? that’s a good question and we should probably have control over it and we’re going to ask people around the world in our upcoming push. in general for sensitive technologies you do want consent. is facebook EVER a publisher in your mind as the term is legally used. how is the term leagally used? would you ever be responsible for the content you put onto your platform? yes. but the vast majority of content on facebook isn’t commissioned or posted by facebook. runs out of time while asking how the data might be slighted . georgiaR mister carter did you know that 91 people die every day from opioid addiction. 2 and half million addicted. it’s bringing the life expectancy down. i ask you this because you have ads for illicit drugs and your responsibility. will you help. yes i will. did you know there are groups that have provided evidence that ivory is traded on facebook. i was not aware of that some conservation groups claim that facebook is contributing to the extinction of the elephant. did you know that piracy of movies is challenging their profits. i believe that has been an issue for a long time. so you did know. hate speech may be difficult but these things are not. i don’t want to legislate morality but we need a commitment from you that you will help us. you want to see a mess, let the federal government into this! more than 20, 000 people will be working on security and content review and we need to build more tools, too. duncan carolinaR been on facebook since 2007 it’s like a downhill in real time. great staff. so i asked my facebook crowd and they want to know about being discriminated. user privacy and censorship. first amendment is cited. why not have a community standard for the community that is a mirror of the first amendment without algorithms that have a viewpoint that is neutral. well we don’t want to spread allowed hate. if you care about safety we don’t want people to spread info that can cause harm. allow the broadest spectrum pontificating congress man continues to please and confuse himself. ends with what will you do to assure the user that they are treated equally. well, i think we make a lot of mistakes in content review that don’t focus on one political persuasion. i think it’s unfortunate when that happens because the people think it’s focused on them. thanks facebook and concludes. mr, cramer north dakota R we need to make sure we don’t overreact. this is an important national discussion. the consumer and industry or other companies share a responsibility. but your answer weren’t reassuring about drug sites. can’t you give it your best? can’t you make taking down drugs more important? its certainly far more dangerous than a couple of xian women being discriminated against. yes congressman, we are making efforts. unfortunately the enforcement isn’t perfect. i don’t expect it to be perfect but i expect it to be a higher thought. you need to have less liberal content reviewers. you should look in the middle of the north american continent. come to bismarck north dakota. we’re common sensical and more diverse than maybe even facebook. maybe we could have a nice big center somewhere? we republicans don’t want the web hyper regulated. don’ you think you should have privacy protection. well, first, the majority of our content reviewers are not in silicon valley they are around the world in different places. for net neutrality i think there is a big difference between internet providers and the platforms on top of them. the big reason that well, i think about my own experience. i only had one provider. platforms there are just many more. the average american uses 8 apps. there are more choices. they can reach large scale. they close saying that they wan to look into more of the topics. like they’ve all had their first internet class in social media platforms. they thank him. they appreciate his answers. they will submit more questions in writing. the aclu submits a letter and so do a bunch of other groups. it’s a long list. answer them within ten days of receipt. ten days for questions to be submitted.

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