Daily Archives: November 12, 2019

Richard Wolff: “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism”…


Date: November 12, 2019

01) Richard Wolff: “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism”


“Richard D. Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York City. He wrote Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism and founded www.democracyatwork.info, a non-profit advocacy organization of the same name that promotes democratic workplaces as a key path to a stronger, democratic economic system.

Professor Wolff discusses the economic dimensions of our lives, our jobs, our incomes, our debts, those of our children, and those looming down the road in his unique mixture of deep insight and dry humor. He presents current events and draws connections to the past to highlight the machinations of our global economy. He helps us to understand political and corporate policy, organization of labor, the distribution of goods and services, and challenges us to question some of the deepest foundations of our society. For more of his lectures, visit the Democracy at Work YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/democracyatwrk

Child Abusers Run Rampant as Tech Companies Look the Other Way…


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Date: November 12, 2019

01) Child Abusers Run Rampant as Tech Companies Look the Other Way

“A heinous case in Pennsylvania warns of a tsunami of new, hard-to-detect abuse content through live-streaming platforms.

More than a dozen men from around the world were logged in to the business conference software Zoom. They were chatting while watching a live stream that had nothing to do with work: A man was sexually assaulting a 6-year-old boy.

One of the viewers, according to court documents, asked the assailant to spread the boy’s buttocks. Another to “spit in his face.” A third to “rape him.”

The boy was orally raped and violently penetrated while some of the men, appearing on cameras of their own, cheered and masturbated for the others to see.

The men also broadcast prerecorded clips of young children — including infants — being raped, beaten and urinated on.

During the trial, an investigator said that offenders often knew that live streams are harder to detect and leave no record.

“That’s why they go to Zoom,” said the federal prosecutor in the case, Austin Berry, during his closing remarks. “It’s the Netflix of child pornography.” Prosecutions in other cases have involved live streaming on Apple’s FaceTime, Facebook, Omegle, Skype, YouNow and others.

None of the major tech companies is able to detect, much less stop, the live streaming through automated imagery analysis, although a technology executive at Zoom said the company had made significant improvements since the Pennsylvania case using other methods.

And while Facebook, Google and Microsoft have said they are developing technologies that will find new photos and videos on their platforms, it could take years to reach the precision of fingerprint-based detection of known imagery, according to interviews.”

Yes, yes…how awful religion is…all those raped and molested children!…

…And the nuclear family?!…Has there ever been a better, more prime model for the rape, battery and mental abuse of children?!…

We can find all sorts of examples of these, at their worst possible manifestation…Why don’t we just demonize and outlaw those?

Sad thing…it would probably do far more good, than the war on child pornography ever could.

Anyone can cherry pick content, and claim it is “representative of” whatever.

I’ll bet we all can guess what style and nature of content, which got completely ignored here, in this article.

If nothing else…there is a really interesting section explaining how PhotoDNA works. That’s probably worth checking out, if you are interested in such things.

We’ve been battered relentlessly, with dehumanizing social obsessions over “pedophiles”, childhood sex, “child” porn, “molestation” and thought crimes, over the past three decades…

…and yet, you’d be left to think that society is apathetic, if you actually believed the overwhelming volume of what typical media says to you.

They always focus on the extremities, and act like…well…”that’s just all it is”…

…And it’s all just “indefensible”…because, “what monster defends a six year old boy being anally raped?”…

There is no integrity.

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