Topple Statues of Queen Elizabeth II in Canada


Armstrong Economics Blog/Civil Unrest Re-Posted Jul 3, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

In Canada, they are toppling statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. A group of protesters gathered at the Manitoba legislature and pulled down the statue of Queen Victoria on Canada Day. A smaller statue of Queen Elizabeth II was also torn down on the premises. The demonstration comes as close to 1,000 unmarked graves of children have been found at the sites of former residential schools. Demonstrators toppled statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II in Winnipeg Thursday as outrage grows in Canada over the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of Indigenous children.

Politicians fostered this anti-establishment phase to get rid of Trump. The problem now is that there is no putting this genie back in the bottle. Now they are huddling behind closed doors and will eventually use this as an excuse to suppress the people. It is just getting out of control everywhere. The lockdowns have simply made it all much worse.

How Psychology Has Replaced Ethics


First published at 23:12 UTC on June 25th, 2021 on BITCHUTE by Daniel Natal

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Race-Baiting Media Say Parent Pushback to CRT is Organized by Vast Right Wing AstroTurf – John Spiropoulos Sets The Record Straight


Posted originally on the Conservative Tree house on June 21, 2021 | Sundance | 130 Comments

As noted yesterday the narrative engineers in corporate MSM are falsely stating that pushback against school indoctrination and their cultural revolution is being organized by a vast right-wing mechanism with national coordination.  The leftist talking heads project their own activity onto their political opposition, and cannot fathom of grassroots organizations operating organically.

The media see everything through the prism of ‘Astroturf’ because that is their forte’.  However, friend of the Treehouse, John Spiropoulos, appears on Steve Bannon’s podcast to push back against this nonsense.  John is continuing to provide local groups of parents with the tools and voice to push their own message to a larger audience. Perhaps John is the national right-wing conspirator the MSM is worried about.  WATCH:

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Cycles in Fashion


Armstrong Economics Blog/Understanding Cycles Re-Posted Jun 19, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

QUESTION: Isn’t the current version of the economy much more decadent than in ancient times? So the past is not always the same.

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ANSWER: I think you have not paid attention or perhaps you have never gone to a museum. The one thing that stands out is the constant changing in fashion. It’s been a long-standing joke that when women’s skirts rise, so does the stock market. When they fall to nearly the ground, the market crashes – i.e. Roaring ’20s.

There are indeed similar trends in ancient times. The term he assumed the Purple meant that the Emperor was the only one allowed to wear purple which was a very expensive die imported from India. In the Catholic Church during Advent, the priest wears purple vestments symbolizing the same Roman tradition.

However, even if you look at the coinage of the various wives of Emperors, and you will quickly notice the changing hairstyles. I suggest looking at a Fashion Museum and you will also see a cycle in clothing that corresponds to the rise and fall in temperatures. Fashion indeed becomes more elaborate in good times, and it does become standard during the bad times.

Media Very Concerned American Parents Do Not Want Children Indoctrinated


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 20, 2021 | Sundance | 328 Comments

This soundbite below from Meet The Press is reflective of the perspective of U.S. media toward the growing push-back from parents surrounding Critical Race Theory in schools.

The media are concerned, very concerned, that parents are starting to wake up. If this awakening continues, this could present a problem:

Tiananmen 32 Years Ago Today


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 4, 2021 | Sundance | 259 Comments

It was 32 years ago tonight when the Chinese government sent the Mongolian Army into Tiananmen Square to crackdown on the mostly student protestors.

It is against the law in China to recognize today, memorialize the dead, or even speak publicly of this bloody anniversary. Few people know the short and long-term political ramifications to this event which extended far beyond the borders of China.

Many people are familiar with this image:

However, not as many people are as familiar with the wide shot.

That’s some serious courage right there.

The June 4th 1989 anniversary holds a great deal of personal significance for those who witnessed the events.

Few people even know how most of the regular Chinese military refused orders to open fire on the protesting crowd. Hundreds of young Chinese military soldiers actually formed lines around the mostly student activists in an effort to protect them. The Chinese government eventually bypassed the regulars and instructed the Mongolian military divisions who carried out the orders.

No-one really knows how many were killed, and even the families of the fallen were too scared to speak publicly.

Those who were lost live-on in whispered memories of lore.

So many.

So young.

We remember.

…Then the tanks came….

Google MUM Search Engine – Is it Dangerous?


Armstrong Economics Blog/Technology Re-Posted May 21, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

QUESTION: What is your opinion of this new Google MUM AI search engine?

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ANSWER: It is for complex searches, and it is using a neural net. What you must understand is that a neural net is capable of finding things within a database. It is not capable of original analysis. IBM’s Watson was touted as having the ability to cure cancer. It failed. It could beat anyone in Jeopardy, and it could play chess. But a neural net will never actually provide true thinking in an original context.

I was creating AI during the early 1980s. I created a program to mimic a politician and let my kids play with it. It would store your answers and keep a conversation going. For example, it might ask if you have a pet. You respond, “Yes, a dog.” “Oh, boy or girl?” “It’s a girl.” “What’s her name?” “Napoleon.” It would record that info, so the next time my daughter would go on the computer, it would ask, “How is Napoleon?” She came home from school one day and saw I had the computer apart. She began to cry, thinking I kill it.

I learned how to create an AI system that would seem alive. It would have a personality. Curse at it, and it would curse back. But it wasn’t alive. It could not think for itself.  To accomplish the next level, I had to teach it how to analyze on its own. That could never be accomplished through a neural net. It takes more definitive power than just that. Still, it will never become conscious. It will not wake up one day and decide it hates my guts for some reason and wants me dead.

Google’s MUM will advance searching. However, it will not suddenly become conscious out of nowhere and rule the world. We have really evil people for that.

Face Book 32% of Global Population


Armstrong Economics Blog/BigTech Re-Posted May 7, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

There is a massive campaign unfolding against Facebook. The biggest and most stupid mistake they made was to take sides in politics by banning and canceling anyone with who they disagree. Besides all of that, Facebook has invaded people’s privacy like no other platform. They track everything you do and sell that info to the highest bidder. The number of active users of Facebook (those people who have logged onto the site in the previous month) has reached a historic high of  2.45 billion. To put this in some context, approximately 32% of the global population now uses the social media platform, and the trend line of participation is still going up. About 63% of American adults are on Facebook and 65% of the youth.

Back in 2004, when a 19-year-old Zuckerberg had just started building Facebook, he sent his Harvard friends a series of instant messages in which he marveled at the fact that 4,000 people had volunteered their personal information to his nascent social network. “People just submitted it … I don’t know why … They ‘trust me’ … dumb fucks.

In 2019, Facebook was ordered to create new layers of oversight for its collection and handling of users’ data by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC detailed a privacy settlement with the social network. Still, the FTC buckled to the lobbying power of Facebook. The F.T.C.’s commissioners approved the restrictions in a 3-to-2 vote but drew very sharp criticism for not going far enough. The FTC utterly failed to curb the data collection of the world’s largest social media company. Republican and Democratic lawmakers even said that the settlement was a drop in the bucket for Facebook, The FTC failed to limit a core practice that has repeatedly raised privacy questions, and since they have ventured into manipulating elections precisely as the Russians were accused of back in 2016. The people simply being victims of this cancel culture is growing exponentially.

So just how stupid are people? It seems to be very stupid. Back in 2018, the Observer revealed how Cambridge Analytica, a company funded by conservative billionaire Robert Mercer, acquired and exploited the data associated with 50 million Facebook profiles. It appears that while Facebook had been aware of what the Observer described as “unprecedented data harvesting” for two years, it did not notify the affected users.

Sean Hannity Interviews California Governor Candidate Caitlyn Jenner


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on May 5, 2021 | Sundance | 39 Comments

Sean Hannity sat down for an extensive interview with California candidate for governor, Caitlyn Jenner.  Posted without comment because this is the first time I have ever seen Jenner discuss positions on issues.

Former Democrat Speaker of House in Oregon Arrested for Sex Trafficking


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on May 3, 2021 | Sundance | 77 Comments

Dave Hunt represented Clackamas County in the Oregon House of Representatives from 2003 through 2013. Hunt was the former Democratic Leader, Majority Leader, and Speaker of the House for the State of Oregon. As a legislator, Hunt the sponsor of a bill criminalizing sex trafficking in 2007.  Hunt is currently a lobbyist working to influence the very chamber he left.

However, even more ironic in 2011, Dave Hunt use his position to support and vote for HB 2714.  That bill created the crime of commercial sexual solicitation, the exact crime police used to charge Hunt when he was arrested and cited.

OREGON – Former Oregon House Speaker and current Clackamas Community College board member Dave Hunt was cited by Portland police in an undercover sex traffic sting operation in April. Contacted by the Portland Tribune on Monday, May 3, Hunt said, “I don’t think I should talk about that.”

Hunt’s attorney, Micheal De Munis, said, “Mr. Hunt denies the allegations, but respects the criminal justice process and will refrain from saying more until he has his opportunity in court.”

Clackamas Community College said Hunt was taking a leave from the board.

As a legislator, Hunt was one of numerous sponsors of a bill criminalizing sex trafficking in 2007. In 2011, he also voted for HB 2714, that bill created the crime of commercial sexual solicitation, the crime for which he was arrested and cited.

The Portland Police Bureau issued a press release May 1, saying its Human Trafficking Unit had cited eight men in an operation conducted in April. Officers posted online decoy ads on known human trafficking websites, and the subjects who “contacted undercover police officers to arrange payment for sexual acts” were criminally cited on the charge of commercial sexual solicitation.

The release did not name those cited, but said the list was available on request. The Portland Tribune requested the list and received it Monday morning, May 3. It included “53-year-old David Hunt of Milwaukie.”

Reporters at the Portland Tribune then requested and received a portion of the police report. The suspect has the same full name, date of birth and home address as the former speaker and current CCC board member. It said he was arrested and cited on April 28 by two Portland police officers at a Ramada Inn in Southeast Portland. (read more)

As a politician in Oregon Dave Hunt helped create the footage for the video below.  Please watch

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