I suppose I don’t know why I
choose to not take my
medicine
and spend the whole day in
a haze of frustration and sadness.
I suppose I enjoy being happy,
but I also enjoy controlling
how I feel.
when I’m medicated, everything puts me on cloud nine,
but when I’m looking at the world
through my own eyes,
I can see what makes me truly happy
and what really destroys me,
and I suppose I enjoy having the control
of choosing when I’m to
glide through euphoria,
and, also, having the choice of breaking
myself down again.
—  9.20.14
control.
a.a.a.

Olympic Ayres has thrilled my ears endlessly with their synthy and funky tunes. This week sees the release of the Australian duo’s Leisureplex EP, consisting of 6 upbeat and vivacious tunes, including previously featured gems Control and Say My Name. We Can Learn is another delightful jam off the EP, full of infectious melody and snappy beats. If you’re fond of Miami Horror and Holy Ghost!, picture the two melding into one. Revisit Control below, then head over and listen to the full EP, here. Get set to get up and dance!

Google Android’s ‘Active Watching’ Patent Will Try To Photograph, Record, Identify Everyone In A Room

Android users may soon have an incredibly smart, useful and equally terrifying upgrade to their smartphones’ voice-search capabilities thanks to a new patent describing an “active watching” system, which records the voices, faces and even lip movement of everyone within range of the phone.

The Sept. 4 patent titled “detecting the end of a user question” takes advantage of Android third-party devices’ abilities like multi-microphone detection, which is intended to filter out background voices when listening to a user enter a voice command. Under the new patent, that system could be used to do the exact opposite, capturing audio from multiple subjects and their images thanks to a camera functionality intended to improve Google searches, Phandroid reports.

“[T]he visual analyzer may determine the number of people in an area represented by the visual data, the identity of the people, the vertical and horizontal angles of the heads of the people, and lip movement of the people,” the patent reads.

By combining the audio and video from the improved search functionality, Google could “determine the identity of the person providing the voice input based on the lip movement of people and the acoustic characteristics of the voice.”

“[T]he system may analyze audio and visual data and store information in a user profile…”

That implies the “active watching” system isn’t just improving the ability of users to execute a successful search for whatever they’re looking for — the system is simultaneously recording and storing the visual and voice data of everyone else around, and, upon identifying them, designates their data into separate user profiles.

In the patent Google describes how it would store and use data related to users’ “social networks, social actions or activities, profession, user preferences” and “current location.”

Further in Google says it “may” allow users an “opportunity” to opt-out of using the system, though it doesn’t seem to imply this is a guarantee.

“For situations in which the systems discussed here collect personal information about users, or may make use of personal information, the users may be provided with an opportunity to control whether programs or features collect personal information.”

The description is only in regard to a patent — not a rolled out and fully implemented program — meaning Google could take steps to address potential privacy concerns prior to deploying the system. Google’s history, however, doesn’t necessarily imply this would be the case.

In April, Google came under fire for an Android update that collects, analyses, stores and shares far more user data than its predecessors.

The same mobile software was used to help Facebook deploy an update to its mandatory independent Messenger app last month, which collects similar information on users in bulk.

Google has even taken its user data collection from the virtual to the physical world with a system unveiled earlier this year, which tracks and matches the online ads users view with the purchases they make in a physical store.

Coupled with that are emails leaked earlier this summer between Google’s top execs and former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander, which revealed a far cozier relationship between the Silicon Valley giant and the spy agency responsible for warrantlessly collecting bulk data Americans than either ever revealed in public.

There is a reason why heterosexual people are obsessed with asking similar-sex couples, “So, who’s the man?” They want to know who fucks and who, as it were, is fucked. Because sex is power – specifically, the exercise of male power upon women – then any time power is exercised, it invokes the spectre of male and female roles. When sex is defined by power, determine who has the power in the fuck and who does not, or who gains social status in the fuck and who loses it, and you will discover who must compulsorily be fucked by whom.
—  The Ethical Prude: Imagining An Authentic Sex-Negative Feminism
Banksters Align Behind Globalist Climate Change Agenda
Climate change is a globalist scheme for world domination

A cartel of globalist “development” banks has produced a report “on the need for economic collaboration to help nations adapt and avert the impact of climate change,” UPI reported on Friday.

The report was prepared by the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank Group and appears ahead of a United Nations climate summit in New York next week.

So-called development banks get money from playing the financial markets and from “subscriber” nations, in other words from taxpayers in “rich” or “developed” countries.

The plan “requires mobilizing a wide range of financial resources, public and private, bilateral and multilateral, including alternative sources,” the report said.

Agenda 21

The report calls for Agenda-21 style “sustainable development” policies to combat disputed anthropogenic climate change, including “dense cities.” Carbonists argue “dense cities designed for efficiency offer one of the most promising paths to sustainability.”

Other “promising paths” include control of water allocation and distribution, outlawing private transportation in favor of “eco-conscious transportation modes,” and restricting individual use of nature to protect “biodiversity.”

In short, “smart growth” and “biodiversity” are about eliminating private property and the rights of the individual. “Sustainability” is about sustaining the global elite and creating an authoritarian globalist apparatchik to control the lives of billions of people.

Under Agenda 21 people “would be herded into ‘Smart Growth’ zones or ‘human settlements,’ where they would be confined to high-rise buildings. Individual rights, including private property rights, would be stripped away. Agenda 21/Sustainable Development documents call for reduction of the human population from the present 6.6 billion down to about 1 billion people, that is, by 85%,” writes Michael Shaw.

“Forget your dream of a two story home on your own piece of land. Instead the plan is to force us to settle for a nightmare. Conjure up an image of China,” writes Nancy Thorner, “specifically a city like Beijing with few private homes and massive apartment buildings. A place where people will likely live in zones connected by congested freeways, and all controlled by an untouchable government.”

Predatory Financial Class the Problem, Not Climate

Brazil’s Curitiba and Colombia’s Bogota are held up as admirable examples in the report.

“Far from an idyllic utopia, Curitiba faces the same problems that metropolises around the world do, including overcrowding, poverty, pollution and limited public funding,” writes Tim Gnatek. The city, however, has instituted an Agenda 21-styled “master plan” to “clean up the environment and also address poverty.”

Colombia has some of the worst poverty statistics in Latin America and one of the most stratified social systems in the world. More than a third of the country’s population lives below the poverty line, which is a dollar per day.

More than alleged climate change, Colombia is a victim of the financial class represented by the World Bank and its development banks.

“As a result of World Bank and IMF-sponsored policies, per-capita income in Colombia has plunged from $2,716 in 1997 to a current level of $1,890. Between 1997 and 2000, the percentage of Colombians living in poverty rose from 50.3% to 60.0%,” notes Tony Avirgan.

The World Bank thrives on economic predation. Climate change is merely the latest scheme designed to implement world government as the global elite abandon the Bretton Woods system and seek a more effective way to rule and control the world’s population and resources.

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