Googly, Googly… revisited… Facebooky… Facebooky…

How is anyone surprised by the “Big Reveal”, in every entendre imaginable, from Facebook that ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION WAS USED IN A WAY THAT YOU DON’T LIKE… AND THEY TOOK YOUR FRIENDS INFO TOO… BECAUSE YOU LET THEM.

How is the news?

We’ve been talking about this for over 5 YEARS!  It’s now 032118…

And, I’m always fashionably late to the party!

Where have you been?

(Update 091113: Yesterday, Google lost a similar decision to the one below.  It was on Appeal before the Ninth Circuit.  The Folks at EPIC are happy… but doesn’t the this story make more sense and a seem little less conspiratorial now that we know the NSA has been collecting all of our data and doing so with the aid of our allies?  Originally Posted 072712)

“In April, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission fined Google, saying the company “deliberately impeded and delayed” its investigation into Street View.

It’s unclear what, if any, penalties would be imposed on Google by Britain’s ICO or regulators in any of the 10 other jurisdictions in which the company had wrongly retained Street View data.

“We need to take a look at the data… There’s all sorts of questions we need to ask,” an ICO spokesman said, speaking on condition of anonymity because office rules prohibit him from being named in print.”

The above quote and where I decided to begin and end it may seem a little confusing, but there is a point…

Today we find out that Google has not destroyed/deleted all of the street view info it was caught collecting in Britain. Keep in mind, when I say “street view info” that includes wi-fi networks and names, e-mail addresses and various and sundry other items of information having nothing to do with a street, or the view from it.

Here’s the fun part however… Britain’s regulators, the IOC, are very “upset”. There has been aplenty “tough” language directed at Google for this blatant breach. Yes… they are terribly, terribly upset don’t you know.

While Google has apologized, it is clearly not enough for the IOC.  In all fairness it’s not enough for me either but here’s the punch line; the IOC is demanding to see the information for “forensic analysis”.  Seriously… You Brit’s are Brilliant!  “Yes, yes, I will need to see all the pornography you have so I can determine if it is actually pornography.  I will also need plenty of time to review it… alone…”

So why did I take the above quote from where I did?

Without question Google was harvesting the same information here in the U.S. that it was in Britain.  No doubt about it.  And the U.S. is watching closely what is going on across the pond… very closely.  But why?

If the IOC is successful in gaining access to the Google information for “forensic analysis” because Google has been very, very bad… then U.S. regulators will not be far behind the Google spanking bandwagon.  What red-blooded, privacy cherishing, citizen wouldn’t want Google to be punished for collecting a bunch of info it shouldn’t have?

Well… this one.  If punishing Google requires the government seeing all of the intel, I would prefer Google to get away with it and we can deal with them in the market place.   Think about this for a second, who would you rather have possessing your secrets, a private company answerable to the legal system or a government answerable to no-one?

The monster under my bed has always scared me the most by whispering “don’t worry…  I’m from the government and I’m here to help…”.  Now he’s muttering “googly… googly..” and my parents still don’t believe me.

Your freedom is directly correlated to your ability to live your life anonymously.  If you care.

Apparently, like the rest of the planet, I may just elect to drink myself to sleep.  Unlike the rest of the planet I will only do it late at night… straight from the bottle… in front of a full length mirror… crying…

NSA disguised itself as Google to spy, say reports  (link added 091213)

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Hollywood Suddenly finds a Use for Boys!

Cate Blanchett – File Photo

Apparently, celebrities are getting facials made from cloned baby foreskin cells

Article Published By Filipa Ioannou at SFGATE

“Cate Blanchett recently told Vogue Australia she got a treatment called a “penis facial.”

People have put a lot of wild things on and around their faces in the name of smooth, blemish-free, youthful-looking skin: Leeches! Horse oil! Bee venom! Snail mucus! Bird poop! Animal placenta! Literal neurotoxins!

But it seems Cate Blanchett decided to one-up us all with something she referred to as a “penis facial” (not the X-rated kind). (Editor’s note:  This is assumptive.)

“Sandy (Bullock) and I saw this facialist in New York, Georgia Louise, and she gives what we call the ‘penis facial,'” she said in an interview with Vogue Australia when asked the most outlandish beauty treatment she’d ever received.

The lines in question were quietly removed from the article, but it was too late. A cached version lived on, and the internet’s fascination was piqued.  Cryotherapy Facials: Dermatologist to the stars uses freezing temps to achieve a red-carpet glow!

Blanchett herself wasn’t quite clear on why it was nicknamed the penis facial — maybe the smell?

“I don’t know what it is, or whether it’s just ’cause it smells a bit like sperm — there’s some enzyme in it, so Sandy refers to it as the ‘penis facial,'” she told Vogue Australia.

Would that it were so simple. Alas, the story of the penis facial does not end with the smell.  (Editor’s Note:  Dear God…)

Louise, who also reportedly counts Emma Stone, Katy Perry, Alexander Wang and Karly Kloss among her clients (no word on whether any of them have gotten the penis facial, though) was happy to clarify things in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The facial is derived from cells that are clones of baby foreskin cells.

“The foreskin is collected during circumcision and the stem cells are then harvested and extracted through a centrifuge,” she told THR. “I am always very mindful to explain radical serums and potions that I carry in my back bar, so I always explain that EGF is derived from newborn baby foreskin, but cells were taken and from that, new cells are cloned from a laboratory.”

It costs $650.

Filipa Ioannou is an SFGATE staff writer. Email her at fioannou@sfchronicle.com and follow her on Twitter”


If we could only be more like China…

 

From the Butcher:

President Xi Jinping’s plan based on principle ‘once untrustworthy, always restricted’ to come into effect on 1 May. China said it will begin applying its so-called social credit system to flights and trains and stop people who have committed misdeeds from taking such transport for up to a year. People who would be put on […]

via China to Ban Citizens with Bad ‘Social Credit’ Rating from Raking Flights or Using Trains for Up to a Year  — pundit from another planet


Rest…

It is with deep sadness that I report to our readers that my good friend and fellow editor of this site, Dan Miller, has passed away. Those of you who have been with the site over the last three years know how important his contributions were. He will be sorely missed by all of us. […]

via Dan Miller is no more —


Sanctuary Catch 22

Ever been in a fight you know you shouldn’t have picked?

Welcome to California.

Before I go any further, let me restate that which we already know to be true…  Leftists HATE STATES RIGHTS.

Okay.  Now we can start.

In a widely publicized, made for TV, moment the Mayor of Oakland warned illegal aliens, undocumented workers, potential Democrat voters, criminal trespassers, whatever you want to call them, the ICE was going to conduct a drag net in the hopes of capturing and securing some of the genuinely criminal, felonious, lawbreaking saints that escaped their country of origin to enter America illegally and turn it into the place they had to get out of.

That was a watershed moment. Why?  Because it allowed the Feds to do what California never intended to do.  It allowed the Feds to Sue.  “So what” you ask?  Well, the Liberals in California LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Federal power over the states to make you do what they want while providing you no escape from their terrific ideas.  In other words, they don’t want you skipping off to another state thereby avoiding the super cool soda tax they installed over your protests because your fat… and they know better than you what you need.  Fatty.

Well, this suit by the Feds will provide a little case-law Constitutional  re-enforcement once settled.

Ewwwww….

Let’s think about this for a moment.

If California wins, which is what the useful idiots think is good news, then it is a win for States Rights… uh oh… once they realize this they… will… not… be… happy.

If California loses, which is the end of the world as it is perceived by the useful, it will be a victory for the Federal Government (Which they Like), but it will be in the area of immigration enforcement (Which they Don’t Like).

I believe the Administration has been waiting the last year for exactly this event to present itself.

It is a Win-Win for Trump and frankly every citizen in the United States, nationalized or natural-born.

It is a Lose-Lose for Socialists because it either places new, and needed, power behind the States being able to resist Federal Authority, or it re-enforces the Federal Authority to enforce Immigration over the protest of the State and Local Municipalities.

It’s a Catch-22.  (For the publically educated out there, look it up.  Then read the book.)

This is fun to watch… and explains the mixed messages we are getting out of California right now.  The truly Sinister Leftists who see where this is going are desperately trying to get out in front of it, but they have the genuinely useful like the Mayor of Oakland who refuses to read the page let alone get on it.  This will be Epic Spin.

I will enjoy seeing what the Cali-Socialists decide is the best tactic here.  Frankly, they should drop their protests and admit their wrong so they can save the bigger hammer, that being Federal Power over the States which they love so much.

The question is how would their useful constituency take such a move?

Having Fun Yet?

 


Raise the Voting Age to 21!

It’s long overdue… and You Know It!

The Damage to this Democratic Republic caused by ill informed Voters due to a lack of life experience combined with public education has led to the deaths of millions.  With irresponsible Wars to Economic conditions leading to surges in alcoholism, drug abuse and ultimately suicides, it’s time American Citizens take a Stand!

Join us in SCREAMING,

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

I Challenge all 57 States to do what the bought and paid for D.C. Politicians will not do.  While we have waited patiently the powerhouse K Street Voter Registration Lobbyists have stuffed the pockets of our elected officials with illegitimate and ill educated voters.  21 TIMES UP!

We are going to Put a Stop to the Madness!

The Founders could never have anticipated the caliber of individuals running for elected office in the 21 Century.  There is no way they could have foreseen the complicated issues surrounding our communities like FUnemployment, 27 Genders and counting, The Poor with last years Cell Phone and only Basic Cable.

The is no time to waste.

Please, for the Safety of Women, the Various other Genders and the Children under 26, RAISE THE VOTING AGE TO TWENTY ONE!

Call your local State Representative and DEMAND the Voting Age be Raised to 21!

DO IT NOW!

THERE IS NOT A MOMENT TO LOSE!

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And the Oscar goes to…

SHAPE OF WATER

BEST PICTURE!

Congratulations guys on a wholly original Cinema Experience leaving us thinking about the World around us.  We here at makeaneffort tip our hats.

Here are a couple stills from the movie in case you haven’t seen it yet.

Cheers – Mike

For the life of me I cannot understand why Movie attendance and the Ratings of Award Shows is dropping… aside from the force feeding of political correctness, pious posturing and poisonous politics, what’s not to love?

The Motion Pictures are just THAT GOOD.