The Top 3 Prophetic News Headlines Of 2021

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BY BRITT GILLETTE/END TIMES BIBLE PROPHECY DECEMBER 21, 2021


The number one sign of the Second Coming is the convergence of all the signs Jesus and the prophets said to look for. Jesus said, “When you see all these things take place, look up! Your salvation draws near” (Luke 21:28). What are the things Jesus and the prophets said to look for? Israel back in the land (Jeremiah 23:7-8)… The Jewish people back in control of Jerusalem (Luke 21:24)… The Gospel being preached to the whole world (Matthew 24:14)… And more. 
Today, we see these signs. Because we do, we can be confident we live in the season of His return. But Jesus cited other signs too. So did the prophets. And we see those signs as well. As 2021 draws to a close, what were the biggest prophetic news stories? Below is a list of what I believe were the top three:
1) Big Tech Censorship
For much of its existence, Google promoted the corporate motto “Don’t be evil.” Following its corporate restructuring under the banner of Alphabet Inc. in 2015, the company changed its motto to “Do the right thing.” The people who built Google probably viewed consumer privacy violations, corporate-government censorship, and data manipulation in pursuit of a social or political agenda as evil. But for today’s crop of Google employees? It’s all part of “doing the right thing.”
As people become more reliant on smart devices and the Internet for daily living, the power of Big Tech companies like Google has grown exponentially. These companies have the power to control the news and information flow for billions of people. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by power hungry politicians across the globe. They long to wield this power for their own benefit. 
Unfortunately, Big Tech has been more than willing to help. For example, back in July, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced White House officials were “meeting with social media platforms” and had “increased disinformation research and tracking.” She said the administration was “flagging problematic posts from Facebook that spread disinformation” and working to “connect doctors and medical professionals who are popular with their audiences with accurate information” so as to “boost trusted content.”
The U.S. Surgeon General followed with his own lecture on the dangers of free thought. According to Dr. Vivek Murthy, “We live in a world where misinformation poses an imminent and insidious threat to our nation’s health. Health misinformation is false, inaccurate, or misleading information about health according to the best evidence of the time. And while it often appears innocuous on social media apps, on retail sites or search engines, the truth is that misinformation takes away our freedom to make informed decisions about our health and the health of our loved ones.” 
Think about that. The Surgeon General thinks if you have access to uncensored information, it takes away your freedom. Only in a dystopian 1984 society does an assertion like that make any sense.
In the same month, Politico reported “Biden allied groups, including the Democratic National Committee, are also planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over social media and text messages.” 
This means government authorities might “fact-check” future private text messages between you and your friends. Imagine being in the middle of a phone call with a friend, and the government cuts off your call because the two of you are discussing “disinformation.” Most people would be outraged. Yet, that’s exactly what the government is doing with this social media disinformation censorship campaign.
All this is a threat to human freedom and liberty. In an age when social media dominates public discourse, access to these platforms is vital to get a message out. Don’t believe me? Try getting your message out to a large audience without using Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, Amazon, YouTube, or Netflix. It’s nearly impossible. If they can de-platform the sitting President of the United States (which they did to Donald Trump), then they can de-platform you as well.
We now live in a world where the largest technology firms have more power than most totalitarian governments had in bygone eras. Since the police power of government rules over these Big Tech companies, that means governments around the world are now more powerful than they’ve ever been. The power and reach of Big Tech is global in nature, and they’ve shown their willingness to use this power to silence you.
In 2021, Big Tech continued to cancel people and organizations deemed “dangerous” or not sufficiently “woke.” YouTube channels were demonized, demonetized, and shut down. Twitter and Facebook accounts were suspended. Hosting companies dropped websites, and businesses were frozen out of using PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard. 
As technology continues to advance, every aspect of human life becomes reliant on and intertwined with digital payments and the Internet. If access to those utilities is cut off, an individual’s ability to participate in modern day society is also cut off. This means large corporations (and governments by default) can cut you off from society for any reason. 
And they can do so without due process, a trial, or the ability to defend yourself. If large corporations “cancel” you and refuse to provide you with basic services, how can you exist in the modern world? You can’t. At least, not as effectively as before. Big Tech now has the power to cancel people. The power of Big Tech sets the stage for the Antichrist to control all buy/sell transactions on the planet (Revelation 13:17) and to determine at his whim who can or cannot participate in modern society.
2) The Broken Global Supply Chain
The spread of COVID-19 in early 2020 marked the beginning of a global supply chain crisis. That crisis continued throughout all of 2021. The most recent example of the broken supply chain showed up in the form of shipping problems at U.S. ports. For example, on November 11, a record 111 container ships were anchored off the coast of two California ports. This broke the previous record set just 20 days earlier. 
In response, Joe Biden promised to strengthen the resiliency of the supply chain by moving to 24/7 operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. He was concerned about the Christmas shopping season and public opinion in an era of product shortages and rising inflation. But this is a much more complex issue. The problems involving bottlenecks in these ports are a symptom of a larger systemic breakdown – a breakdown that threatens to collapse the entire global economic system.
Despite the optimistic forecasts of politicians, the broken supply chain didn’t repair itself in 2021, and it won’t be fixed in 2022 either. 24/7 port operations won’t fix the problem. Containers cover every square inch of the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Before new containers can be offloaded from ships, trucks and trains need to move the existing containers to new locations. The nationwide shortage of truck drivers makes that a tall order. 
In 2021, the problem wasn’t confined to California ports alone. Supply chain problems and shortages plagued almost every industry and factory in the world, covering a wide range of products such as bacon, semiconductors, toilet paper, aluminum, pet food, juice boxes, and a host of other items.
When COVID first struck, the global economy came to an abrupt halt. In 2021, we experienced the trauma from that high speed crash – and the damage was massive. The sudden collapse in global demand led to negative oil futures prices in April 2020. This caused energy producers around the world to cap production. Demand returned in 2021, and producers couldn’t simply increase production overnight. As a result, demand increased much faster than supply.
Natural gas prices in Europe tripled in five months. European natural gas is now ten times more expensive than in the United States. European natural gas storage capacity is at a historically low level going into the winter months. Meanwhile, much of Europe is now hostage to Vladimir Putin as they’ve allowed themselves to become dependent on Russian energy supplies. 
In China, coal (which generates 50% of the nation’s electricity) is becoming harder and harder to source. These higher energy prices mean higher costs for businesses and consumers. It also means energy shortages and rolling blackouts. These energy disruptions then result in additional production shutdowns and manufacturing bottlenecks, further compounding global supply chain problems. And that’s where we find ourselves at the end of 2021.
3) Loss of Liberty
If you love freedom and liberty, 2021 was not your year. Many Western nations which traditionally espouse individual freedom and liberty either took steps down the road to totalitarianism or transformed into outright police states. While the list of such nations is long (United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, New Zealand, etc.), none provides a better example of this transformation than Australia. 
In 2021, Australia descended into a police state. In September, the government of South Australia rolled out a new app requiring citizens to take a photo of themselves and report their location on demand within 15 minutes of a government request. Also in September, Australian MP Daniel Andrews vowed to “lock out” the unvaccinated in regard to medical care and conducting commerce. 
Also in 2021, “Centres for National Resilience” appeared in Australia. These are quarantine centers that could be more accurately labeled as prisons. Those who test positive for COVID (as well as any of their “close contacts”) are rounded up and forcibly confined to these camps. Earlier this month, three teenagers escaped from one of these facilities. Their escape launched a full-blown manhunt complete with roadblocks and police officers randomly searching vehicles. Barring a revolutionary pushback, Australia is lost.
Austria isn’t far behind. In November, the European nation announced mandatory vaccinations. Germany quickly stated its intent to follow in Austria’s footsteps. In countries around the world, society is singling out the unvaccinated for punishment. In addition to vaccine mandates, many nations, states, and cities have implemented vaccine passport systems. Those who refuse the COVID vaccines face potential loss of jobs, healthcare, freedom of movement, and liberty in general. The purpose is to ostracize the unvaccinated from society – to apply maximum pressure and coerce the unvaccinated into compliance.
Does any of this sound familiar? It should. The Book of Revelation describes a similar system whereby the people of the world are forced to receive a mark on their right hand or forehead. Those who refuse to comply will be unable to buy or sell. They’ll effectively be cut off from society. Vaccine mandates and passports create the same type of system. They create a social system enabling the mark of the beast. I don’t believe vaccine passports are the mark of the beast. However, if they are allowed to stand, they will create a system indistinguishable from the actual mark of the beast. This will pave the way for the rise of the Antichrist and a global dictatorship.
What to Look for in 2022
Hopefully, Jesus will return in the last few days of 2021. But regardless, expect these same trends to continue in 2022. Look for Big Tech to continue its crackdown on any ideas which run counter to the official government narrative. Look for global supply chain problems to get worse. Most of all, look for governments around the world to use every new COVID variant as a convenient excuse to trample freedom and liberty and seize ever greater amounts of power. 
Combine these developments with countless others foretold in the Bible, and we can know the rapture, the Tribulation, and the Second Coming are now closer than they’ve ever been before. This is why the #1 event you should focus on in 2022 is the return of our Savior. As we enter a new year, all the signs tell us, “Jesus is coming!”
Britt Gillette is author of the free ebook Coming to Jesus as well as the books Signs of the Second Coming & Racing Toward Armageddon.

Rusia: Al Treilea Război Mondial a început deja ”și are loc chiar foarte intens”

Ultima actualizare: 16-12-2021 16:59

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Un nou conflict global a izbucnit deja în spațiul cibernetic, a susținut un înalt oficial rus al apărării, care a adăugat că Moscova speră să colaboreze cu SUA pentru a reduce riscurile care decurg din ”luptele digitale”.

Andrey Krutskikh, un oficial al Ministerului de Externe însărcinat cu supravegherea cooperării internaționale a țării în domeniul securității informațiilor, a vorbit joi la o conferință academică pe tema locului Rusiei în lumea politică de astăzi.

Potrivit Russia Today, el a susținut că atacurile cibernetice au devenit atât de dese și severe încât constituie un nou conflict mondial, ascuns ochiului public.

”Un război are loc, și are loc chiar foarte intens”, a avertizat el în discursul său la Institutul de Stat de Relații Internaționale din Moscova.

”Oricât de mult ne purtăm de parcă totul ar fi ascuns, de fapt, ostilitățile la scară largă se întâmplă în spațiul cibernetic. Și, în general, mass-media are dreptate să spună că este deja un al treilea război mondial. Pur și simplu nu știm amploarea pagubelor sau cine va pierde în cele din urmă sau care va fi configurația lumii, ca urmare a războiului.”

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Krutskikh a subliniat că Kremlinul este dornic să folosească structura ONU pentru a ajunge la acorduri internaționale privind războiul digital. Cu toate acestea, el s-a plâns, că SUA și alte națiuni au intervenit în încercările Moscovei de a transforma problema într-o prioritate.

În ianuarie, a spus el, va avea loc „o sesiune de fond a unei comisii speciale a ONU pentru dezvoltarea convențiilor privind războiul cibernetic”.

Sesiunea a fost o inițiativă susținută de Moscova, a precizat Krutskikh, adăugând că ”chiar și aici au încercat să folosească diferite scuze pentru a reduce rolul Rusiei, și introduc condiții pentru a frustra procesul de negociere”.

La începutul acestui an, președintele american Joe Biden a impus sancțiuni împotriva Rusiei, susținând că Kremlinul a fost în spatele hack-ului masiv care a avut loc asupra companiei SolarWinds din Texas, care a compromis sistemele a peste 100 de firme comerciale din întreaga lume, precum și nouă agentii guvernamentale din SUA.

Moscova a respins acuzația.

În martie, firma americană de securitate cibernetică FireEye a avertizat că, pe viitor, americanii se vor confrunta cu atacuri cibernetice din ce în ce mai grave: ”Oamenii nici măcar nu știu care sunt toate lucrurile de care depind. Dintr-o dată, lanțul de aprovizionare va începe să fie perturbat, pentru că computerele nu vor funcționa”, a declarat Kevin Mandia, CEO-ul companiei, pentru Axios.

Veți auzi de războaie … Rusia dă un ultimatul pentru NATO. Trupele sunt deja pe front.

Rusia cere NATO să părăsească Europa de Est și să stea departe de fosta URSS. Condițiile impuse de Moscova

Ultima actualizare: 17-12-2021 16:13

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Rusia a dezvăluit propunerile sale pentru limitarea influenţei militare americane şi a NATO în vecinătatea sa şi doreşte să negocieze „încă de sâmbătă” cu SUA aceste măsuri pe care Moscova le prezintă drept esenţiale pentru evitarea unei escaladări.

Aceste documente sunt publicate pe fondul unei acutizări a tensiunilor ruso-occidentale în jurul Ucrainei, americanii şi europenii acuzând Moscova că pregăteşte o ofensivă militară împotriva acesteia, relatează AFP şi EFE.

Cele două texte, denumite ″Tratat între SUA şi Federaţia Rusă asupra garanţiilor de securitate″⁣ şi ″⁣Acord asupra măsurilor pentru a asigura securitatea Federaţiei Ruse şi a statelor membre″⁣ ale NATO, cuprind în special interzicerea oricărei noi extinderi a Alianţei Nord-Atlantice şi a stabilirii de baze militare americane în ţările din fostul spaţiu sovietic.

″Este esenţial ca garanţiile de securitate pentru Rusia să fie aşternute pe hârtie şi să aibă forţă de drept″⁣, a declarat Serghei Riabkov, vice-ministrul de externe rus, care a prezentat presei aceste documente ce au fost transmise săptămâna trecută unei înalte responsabile a diplomaţiei americane.

Riabkov a cerut de asemenea deschiderea de negocieri ″încă de mâine, în sensul propriu al termenului, sâmbătă 18 decembrie″⁣, anunţând că Moscova a propus Washingtonului ca aceste tratative să se desfăşoare la Geneva.

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Rusia a disponibilizat, în noiembrie, 90.000 de militari la granița cu Ucraina. Trupele au rămas în zonă după exerciţiile recente desfășurate de armata rusă. Încă din 2014, relațiile dintre Kiev și Moscova s-au deteriorat, după ce Rusia a anexat peninsula ucraineană Crimeea. În urma acestui conflict între forţele guvernamentale ucrainene şi rebelii separatişti pro-ruşi din estul Ucrainei şi-au pierdut viaţa aproximativ 14.000 de persoane.

Ce nu permite Moscova

Conform oficialului rus, date fiind ″lipsa totală de încredere reciprocă″⁣ şi politica ″⁣agresivă″⁣ a NATO ″⁣în vecinătatea Rusiei″⁣, aceste propuneri reprezintă un mijloc de restabilire a unei cooperări ruso-occidentale, sau o ″⁣relansare a relaţiei plecând de la o pagină albă″⁣.

Printre alte obligaţii, aceste tratate propuse de Moscova nu ar permite Statelor Unite să-şi creeze baze militare în orice ţară nemembră a NATO care a făcut parte din URSS şi nici să ″utilizeze infrastructurile lor pentru orice activitate militară sau să dezvolte o cooperare militară bilaterală″⁣ cu respectivele state.

De asemenea, Rusia cere ca toate statele membre ale NATO să se angajeze că această alianţă nu se va mai extinde niciodată, în special către Ucraina, şi că nu vor desfăşura nicio ″activitate militară pe teritoriul Ucrainei şi în alte ţări din Europa de Est, Caucazul de Sud şi Asia Centrală″⁣.

Rusia mai propune Statelor Unite ca fiecare să renunţe la desfăşurarea de arme nucleare în afara propriilor frontiere şi să dezafecteze orice infrastructură militară deja existentă pentru amplasarea unor asemenea arme.

Washingtonul şi aliaţii săi din NATO trebuie să înceteze imediat acţiunile regulate ostile împotriva ţării noastre, inclusiv exerciţiile militare neprogramate, apropierile periculoase şi manevrele avioanelor şi navelor militare, şi să oprească dezvoltarea militară pe teritoriul ucrainean’’, a subliniat Serghei Riabkov.

Rusia nu mai este dispusă să accepte actuala situaţie, a mai spus vice-ministrul de externe rus în faţa presei, transmiţând Washingtonului să ia în serios propunerile Moscovei şi să vină rapid cu un răspuns constructiv.

Principalele propuneri ale Rusiei

Aşadar, principalele puncte ale propunerilor Rusiei, rezumate de agenţia rusă RIA sunt următoarele:


– Excluderea oricărei noi extinderi a NATO, inclusiv către Ucraina.
– Nedesfăşurarea de trupe şi arme suplimentare în afara ţărilor în care acestea erau în mai 1997 (înainte extinderii NATO către Europa de Est), cu excepţia unor cazuri speciale şi cu consimţământul Rusiei şi al statelor NATO.
– Abandonarea oricărei activităţi militare a NATO în Ucraina, Europa de Est, Caucaz şi Asia Centrală.
– Nedesfăşurarea de rachete cu rază scurtă şi intermediară de acţiune în amplasamente de unde pot lovi cealaltă parte.
– Exerciţiile militare să se desfăşoare cu cel mult o brigadă într-o zonă frontalieră convenită şi să se realizeze periodic schimburi de informaţii despre exerciţiile militare.
– Ambele părţi (Rusia de o parte, SUA şi NATO de cealaltă) să confirme că nu o consideră pe cealaltă un adversar şi să convină asupra soluţionării paşnice a tuturor disputelor şi să se abţină de la folosirea forţei.
– Angajamentul ambelor părţi că nu vor crea condiţii care pot fi percepute de cealaltă drept o ameninţare.
– Crearea unor linii telefonice speciale pentru contact în situaţii de urgenţă.

Se mișcă planeta!

Seismic Activity On The Rise Across The Planet

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BY MICHAEL SNYDER/END OF THE AMERICAN DREAM DECEMBER 01, 2021


Should we be alarmed by all of the seismic activity that is suddenly happening all over the globe?  I don’t know if you have noticed, but major earthquakes and earthquake swarms have been shaking key areas of our planet in recent weeks.  

On Monday, it was Japan’s turn.  It was being reported that a magnitude 6.5 earthquake had been detected southeast of Honshu, Japan and that immediately got my attention.  

Whenever a significant earthquake hits Japan, I am always reminded of the looming threat of Mt. Fuji.  One of these days, Mt. Fuji is going to come roaring back to life and Tokyo will be absolutely devastated.  Let us hope that such a cataclysm can be put off for as long as possible.

Prior to the earthquake near Honshu, a magnitude 7.5 quake rattled northern Peru on Sunday…

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake rocked northern Peru on Sunday, collapsing a 16th-century Catholic church tower although no deaths or serious injuries were immediately reported.
The good news is that the quake happened in a sparsely populated region, but it came right after a magnitude 5.1 earthquake had struck the outskirts of Lima…

The quake struck hours after a magnitude 5.1 temblor with the epicenter in the outskirts of Lima rattled the region. Hernando Tavera, head of the Geophysical Institute of Peru, said at least four aftershocks took place after the latter quake, and he warned residents to prepare for more aftershocks.
The coast of Peru sits directly along the Ring of Fire just like the west coast of the United States does, and earlier this month a very alarming earthquake swarm in northern California received quite a bit of attention…

A swarm of earthquakes rumbled under the San Ramon-Danville area Wednesday, measuring as high as 3.9 in magnitude, giving local residents a subtle reminder of the seismic activity deep under the region.
The 3.9 magnitude quake struck at 11:43 a.m., followed by an aftershock measuring 2.6 magnitude at 11:46 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A third aftershock with 3.0 magnitude struck at 11:58 a.m. More than a dozen smaller quakes have followed over the last several hours.

Could it be possible that the Ring of Fire is moving into a period of increased activity?
We know that it is just a matter of time before California is hit by the “Big One”, and so we will want to closely watch the west coast in the months ahead.
Meanwhile, the east coast is being shaken as well.

On Saturday, North Carolina was hit by the sixth significant earthquake in less than a week…
Another small earthquake shook North Carolina near Winston-Salem early on Saturday, Nov. 27, geologists said. The 1.9 magnitude quake hit at about 7:55 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Its epicenter was located about 3 miles southwest of Winston-Salem, which is in Forsyth County and about 100 miles west of Raleigh.

The middle of the country has been seeing unusual earthquakes too.  On November 17th, the New Madrid fault zone was hit by multiple earthquakes, including a magnitude 4.0 quake that really shook a lot of people up.

I have been writing about the danger posed by the New Madrid fault zone for a very long time, and scientists assure us that at some point our luck will run out.
Speaking of potential threats, there is an area west of Yellowstone that has been shaken by more than 4,300 significant earthquakes since early 2020…

Since that initial large earthquake in 2020, known as a mainshock, there have been over 4,300 aftershocks in the same area. According to the USGS, this uptick in seismic activity has alarmed some people. “A common question seen after many earthquakes in the western U.S. is “Will this earthquake trigger an eruption at Yellowstone?” Or, “is this seismicity related to Yellowstone?”, USGS wrote in today’s update. However they also provided a simple answer: “no.”

Hopefully the USGS is correct.

Because a full-blown eruption of Yellowstone would be an unimaginable catastrophe.
In recent years, we have seen once dormant volcanoes erupt all over the planet.  The eruption that we recently witnessed in the Canary Islands is just one example, and we just learned that “several new volcanic vents” on the side of that volcano have just opened up…
Several new volcanic vents have opened up on the Spanish island of La Palma, releasing new lava that is speeding down a ridge and threatening to widen the damage to evacuated land, roads and homes, authorities said last night.

The molten rock coming out from the main new vent was very fluid and was advancing at a speed of 20ft per minute towards areas unspoiled until now, said María José Blanco, a spokeswoman for Spain’s National Geographic Institute.

So much is happening all over the globe that it is easy to become numb to it all.
After going through so much over the last couple of years, many of us have developed “disaster fatigue” at this point.

But the truth is that what we have been through so far is just the beginning.
The Bible describes a time where much more is coming, and most of the population is completely and utterly unprepared for what is ahead.

Domnul Roșului se aliniază cu practicile Chinei

Report: Moscow Plans Social Credit System

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Open Media, a Russian Internet freedom news portal, reported on Tuesday that Moscow is preparing to implement a “social credit” system similar to the one used in China.

Social credit systems monitor residents in various ways and feed huge amounts of data about them into algorithms that evaluate the quality of their citizenship, including their loyalty to the ruling regime. Those flagged as “poor citizens” can find themselves automatically stripped of benefits, barred from employment, or prevented from traveling, usually with little chance of appealing the system’s judgments.

The Moscow Times summarized Open Media’s report, which was based on public documents filed by Moscow municipal agencies:

Moscow City Hall has since 2017 been collecting the gender, age, income level, and relationship to other people signed up to its mos.ru website as part of the internet activity monitoring system called IS STATS.

Open Media reported that Moscow City Hall placed a 280 million ruble ($3.7 million) tender last week to expand the system’s capabilities.

The digital profiles will now include information about Muscovites’ violations, fines, debts, and participation in various events, according to the cited documentation. The data will be compared with information from public Wi-Fi networks and mobile phone operators.

Moscow City Hall will be able to divide the data into groups that include “signs of loyalty,” according to Open Media.

The IT department at Moscow City Hall insisted it would keep the data the system amassed and analyzed anonymous and studied more for trends than punishing or rewarding individuals, which would be a major difference from China’s system. Skeptics doubted those promises of anonymity, with Internet rights activist Stanislav Shakirov bluntly stating that he expects the Moscow social credit system will be “personalized down to every citizen” and its data will probably end up on the black market.

Russian officials previously denied they were interested in building anything like China’s social credit system. Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov said in November 2018 that social credit was a “fairly obvious threat” the Russian government would avoid falling into, even as it began amassing hefty “digital profiles” of every citizen.

“Scoring a person’s political and social behavior, as well as assessing its success or failure — there are currently no such projects,” he insisted.

In a 2019 policy brief on “digital authoritarianism,” the Brookings Institution found Russia to be almost as interested as China in using the Internet to monitor and control its citizens but assessed the Russian state as lacking the electronic infrastructure to impose a full-blown social credit system.

The Russian government strongly believes in having a “sovereign Internet” (i.e. a controlled and censored Internet that enables the government to decide what citizens are allowed to see) but it allows more access to foreign social media sites like Facebook and Twitter than China does, and Brookings found its surveillance systems were less sophisticated and pervasive than China’s. If the city of Moscow is moving in the direction of a social credit system, those judgments may need to be reassessed.

Supravegherea generală nu mai poate fi împiedicată!!!

Reţeaua globală de supraveghere a cetăţenilor planetei. Revolta europenilor. Şi tot suntem ascultaţi

24/24 8 septembrie 2020, 11:51

Cei din Consiliul Europei cer Statelor Membre „să întărească protecţia datelor personale în contextul supravegherii cibernetice exercitate de serviciile de informaţii prin promovarea unui instrument internaţional legal valabil care să ofere măsuri democratice şi eficiente de protecţie în domeniu“, recte sprijinind aplicarea şi extinderea aşa-numitei „Convenţii 108“.

Argumentele pro şi contra

Ca să ştiţi exact contextul în care vorbim, aveţi aici declaraţia responsabililor din Consiliului Europei precum şi situl care descrie ce înseamnă „Convenţia pentru protecţia datelor personale în ce priveşte tratamentul automat al datelor cu caracter personal“ cunoscută drept „Convenţia 108“ din care face parte România.

Totul vine în contextul în care, recent, Curtea Europeană de Justiţie a emis o hotărâre în termenii căreia conchide că mecanismul de protecţie a datelor decis între UE şi SUA „nu oferă un nivel suficient de protecţie pentru datele cu caracter personal transferate din UE către SUA, asta datorită garanţiilor insuficiente privind drepturile omului în contextul accesului la date prin intermediul programelor de supraveghere ale guvernului american“.

În declaraţia responsabililor din Consiliul Europei se spune că decizia justiţiei europene are consecinţe care merg dincolo de transferul de date UE-SUA şi oferă ocazia de a întări cadrul universal al protecţiei datelor. Tratate insuficient de precise, reglementări ascune sub …

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Colonialismul comunist al Chinei

Ca unul care studiez profețiile, mă întrebam ce-i va face pe „împărații din răsărit“ să vină în valea lui Moghido. Iată că istorie ne dă răspunsul clar: China va fi implicată masiv în comerțul mondial și în statutul de supraputere.

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China is not just a creditor to “some” African countries; it is the single largest creditor to the African continent.
China does not loan money, they build facilities which they own until the mortgage is paid. If the mortgage is not paid then they own it in perpetuity. The politicians in many countries have allowed themselves to be bought into this fiasco, including our own.

“African countries already deeply indebted to China through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) face serious economic trouble from the looming recession. Through the BRI, China establishes economically predatory infrastructure projects in developing nations to expand its influence. According to the Center for Global Development (CGD), Niger and Angola are among the African BRI countries likely to encounter future economic difficulties.”

All a part of China’s plan, these nations were never going to be able to pay that debt and now their infrastructure and natural resources are mortgaged and will belong to China when they default. This is stealth colonialism. China is importing many hundreds of thousands of people into Africa to build the infrastructure. These men are very racist against the natives except in the case of satisfying their sexual drive and leaving behind fatherless Afro-Chinese children who face stigmatization while their peasant mothers are financially unable to care for the children and are ridiculed in their poor communities.

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Africans thought white people were mean to them. They ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

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Belt and Road: China-Kenya Rail Contract Ruled Illegal

The SGR cargo train rides from the port containers depot in Mombasa, Kenya, to Nairobi, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta opened the country's largest infrastructure project since independence, a Chinese-backed railway costing nearly $3.3 billion that eventually will link a large part of East Africa to a …
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A Kenyan appellate court has declared a $3.2 billion rail contract between Kenya and the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) illegal, the South China Morning Post (SCMPreported on Tuesday.

Kenya’s Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that state-owned Kenya Railways had “failed to comply with and violated” the nation’s laws “in the procurement of the SGR [Standard Gauge Railway] project.”

The Law Society of Kenya brought the suit in 2014 arguing that the railway was a public works project that should have been conditional upon a “fair, competitive, and transparent procurement process.” Instead, its attorneysd claimed, the SGR contract was “single-sourced without being put up for tender” with Kenyan taxpayers facing the burden of repaying associated loans. Kenya’s High Court originally dismissed the case. The plaintiffs then appealed this decision, resulting in the appellate court’s ruling on Friday.

According to the report, the appellate court’s ruling leaves many possibilities up in the air. It comes after a large section of the project, roughly two-thirds, was already completed and has been operational. Some observers think that the Kenyan government or CRBC could challenge the appellate court ruling in Kenya’s Supreme Court.

According to the SCMP, Kenya Railways and CRBC have defended their joint contract, claiming the Kenyan government negotiated with the Exim Bank of China for two loans, each estimated at $1.6 billion, to finance the SGR project. China is Kenya’s second-biggest creditor, and the Exim Bank of China is the top recipient of Kenyan interest.

The “contractor negotiated loan” deal described by Kenya Railways and CRBC is an example of corrupt arrangements often seen between China and Kenyan political actors that “make it easy to conspire with the Chinese to push a project into the [Kenyan] government’s spending program even when it has no money for it,” according to Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation.

Kenya’s SGR is part of China’s greater Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to finance and build infrastructure projects throughout developing nations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Based on predatory loans, the BRI projects serve China more than the host country, which acquires burdensome debts to Beijing. By forcing nations across multiple continents to become increasingly dependent upon China, the BRI allows Beijing to push the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) sociopolitical agenda on a global scale.

Last week, Communist Party leader Xi Jinping praised Kenya’s controversial railway project at a virtual China-Africa Summit he hosted for African leaders in Beijing. Xi congratulated Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on the SGR, saying the railway had ensured the “uninterrupted flow of cargo” inland from its starting point at Kenya’s Port of Mombasa. He claimed that Kenya’s SGR had helped “keep trade flowing” in the region despite restrictions placed on freight distribution during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the SCMP.

Xi’s laudatory remarks failed to address the fact that the Kenyan government has been forcing importers to use the SGR in recent months under pressure to pay its debts to China, made even harder by the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Importers have resisted transporting their cargo via the railway, preferring to use less expensive modes of transportation, such as trucks.

As reported by the SCMP, SGR generated $136 million in revenues last year through cargo transport and passenger services. However, this month, Kenya’s parliament revealed that Kenya Railways “had not paid $380 million in management fees to Africa Star Railway [a CRBC subsidiary].” The Chinese Embassy in Nairobi later confirmed the unpaid fees to Africa Star Railway, claiming it “appreciated the efforts that the Kenya government has made to clear the pending payments.” In 2017, Beijing awarded Africa Star Railway a contract to manage the SGR’s cargo and passenger operations, according to the report.

According to the Daily Nation, the SGR contract originally stipulated that Kenya’s Mombasa Port be used as collateral for China’s loan, in a serious threat to Kenyan sovereignty: “As then-Auditor General Edward Ouko said, the government committed Mombasa Port as part of the collateral. So, if the government defaulted on the loan, the port could be taken over,” the newspaper revealed.

China has forced other desperate nations into similar debt traps. In 2017, China seized Sri Lanka’s port after the struggling nation defaulted on its BRI loans.

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„Fiara“ își arată colții

Apocalipsa este mai aproape! Europa Unită își face armată proprie!

Uniunea Europeană îşi va dezvolta propriile sisteme de apărare, independente de cele americane

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Liderii statelor membre ale Uniunii Europene au aprobat marți 13 proiecte pentru dezvoltarea unor sisteme europene de apărare, independente de cele desfășurate în colaborare cu Statele Unite în cadrul NATO, relatează site-ul agenției Reuters, citat de MEDIAFAX.

Planurile, aprobate de miniștrii de Apărare ai statelor membre, reuniți la Bruxelles, prevăd realizarea unor nave de patrulă maritimă, a unui echipament de bruiaj electronic pentru aeronave și a unei tehnologii de monitorizare a rachetelor balistice.

Negocierile privind proiectele de apărare europeană s-au desfășurat pe parcursul mai multor luni, decizia de adoptare a acestora urmând apelului făcut de președintele francez Emmanuel Macron, în urmă cu o săptămână, la consolidarea cooperării statelor europene în domeniul apărării, după ce a apreciat că Alianța Nord-Atlantică este „în moarte cerebrală”.

Alte 47 de proiecte europene pentru apărare se află în lucru în acest moment, ca urmare a semnării unui pact de către Franța, Germania și alte 23 de state membre ale UE, la sfârșitul anului 2017, în urma deciziei Marii Britanii de a se retrage din Uniunea Europeană.

(https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/externe/ue/uniunea-europeana-isi-va-dezvolta-propriile-sisteme-de-aparare-independente-de-cele-americane-1215747)

‘The goal is to automate us’: welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

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Bursts of data coming from mobile phone users
‘Technology is the puppet, but surveillance capitalism is the puppet master.’ Photograph: Getty Images

We’re living through the most profound transformation in our information environment since Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of printing in circa 1439. And the problem with living through a revolution is that it’s impossible to take the long view of what’s happening. Hindsight is the only exact science in this business, and in that long run we’re all dead. Printing shaped and transformed societies over the next four centuries, but nobody in Mainz (Gutenberg’s home town) in, say, 1495 could have known that his technology would (among other things): fuel the Reformation and undermine the authority of the mighty Catholic church; enable the rise of what we now recognise as modern science; create unheard-of professions and industries; change the shape of our brains; and even recalibrate our conceptions of childhood. And yet printing did all this and more.