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The social credit initiative calls for the establishments of unified record system for individuals, businesses and the government to be tracked and evaluated for trustworthiness. Initial reports suggest the system utilizes numerical score as the reward and punishment mechanism; recently conducted reports suggest there are in fact multiple different forms of social credit system experimenting at the same time.
Numerical system has been implemented only in several regional pilot programs, while the nationwide regulatory method has been based primarily on blacklisting and whitelisting. The credit system is closely related to China's mass surveillance systems such as Skynet, which incorporates facial recognition system, big data analysis technology, AI and Project Maven.
By 2018, some restrictions had been placed on citizens which state-owned media described as the first step toward creating a nationwide social credit system. As of November 2019, in addition to dishonest and fraudulent financial behavior, other behavior that some cities have officially listed as negative factors of credit ratings includes playing loud music or eating in rapid transits, violating traffic rules such as jaywalking and red-light violations, making reservations at restaurants or hotels but not showing up, failing to correctly sort personal waste, fraudulently using other people's public transportation ID cards, etc; on the other hand, behavior listed as positive factors of credit ratings includes donating blood, donating to charity, volunteering for community services, and so on.
A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty and the worst impacts of climate change, a UN report said today. As the global population surges towards a predicted 9.1 billion people by 2050, western tastes for diets rich in meat and dairy products are unsustainable, says the report from United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) sustainable resource management.
It says: “Impacts from agriculture are expected to increase substantially due to population growth increasing consumption of animal products. Unlike fossil fuels, it is difficult to look for alternatives: people have to eat. A substantial reduction of impacts would only be possible with a substantial worldwide diet change, away from animal products.”
Memphis Meats will soon start construction on a pilot facility that will scale up production.
Memphis recently announced the end of its latest round of funding, which brought in a whopping $161 million in new investment, with contributions from Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Kimbal Musk, as well as conventional meat producers Cargill and Tyson Foods. This money will go toward building a pilot production facility that will help Memphis to grow its team, bring its innovative product to market, and hopefully reduce the cost of production, which has been astronomically high up till now.
...Company founder Uma Valeti told NPR, "People thought this was all science fiction. Everything that we've done at Memphis Meats [has] started to show that this can be done. This is real."
You got that right. See, according to Cocteau's plan, I'm the enemy. Cause I like to think, I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind if guy who wants to sit in a greasy spoon and think, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecued ribs with the side order of gravy fries?" I want high cholesterol. I want to eat bacon, butter and buckets of cheese, okay? I want to smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in a non-smoking section. I wanna run through the streets naked with green Jello all over my body reading Playboy magazine.
Why? Because I suddenly might feel the need to. Okay, pal? I've seen the future, you know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin sittin' around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake singing "I'm an Oscar-Meyer Wiener". You wanna live on top, you gotta live Cocteau's way. What he wants, when he wants, how he wants. Your other choice: come down here, maybe starve to death.
By now, many of us here are familiar with the logos that pead*philes use to identify their, 'preferences';
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: MerkabaTribeEntity
A fine movie indeed, one that had numerous sci/fi writers with enough speculative ideas about how society might be trending. Most of it over the top though, basing the whole concept on waking people up from a cryogenic state, one that still looks like it will never come about.
My favorite part of the movie was when he wanted to go out and get something to eat. Bullock said ''yeah'' let's to to Taco Bell. He said he preferred somewhere else and she was quizzical. Turns out that the corporate restaurant wars had all been fought and Taco Bell had become the ''parent'' name for all food outlets. Imagine that, Taco Burp being the only place to eat.
They also live in a world where physical touching is discouraged, after two diseases ravaged the population.
...Some events have recently implemented no-handshake policies as a health measure. San Rafael software company Autodesk announced that its One Team Conference, held in Las Vegas this week, would proceed as planned. But there was a caveat: The event, which began Sunday, has a new “no touch” policy, “including no hugs and handshakes.” A seafood expo set for mid-March in Boston issued a statement recommending a “no-contact, no-handshake” policy.
The Premier League has banned players and match officials from shaking hands from this weekend until further notice on medical advice. Teams and officials will still participate in the pre-match walk-outs but have been advised against the tradition of shaking hands.
A handshake. A light kiss on the cheek. Rubbing noses. All are ways people greet each other in the workplace and elsewhere, depending on culture and country. But with communicable diseases such as the novel coronavirus, the flu and colds circulating, it's a good idea to shake off such practices.
TORONTO -- The handshake has endured for millennia. It has ended wars, sealed deals that have built economies, and forged alliances that have changed the course of history.
Shaking hands is standard in almost all areas of human endeavour in western culture, including business, sports, politics, and religion.
We shake hands to say hello, goodbye and congratulations, to demonstrate respect, loyalty, trust, co-operation, and to signal our confidence and character to strangers, acquaintances, friends and even foes.
But could the handshake be a thing of the past thanks to COVID-19?
originally posted by: SeaWorthy
If you are Christian, you know this earth is in the hands of Demons at this point. They love playing us, they know some of the future because it is their own plans. They own Hollywood and many writers are given information it seems clear to me.
They don't have a lot of time left, they will be getting pretty busy now even compared to what we have seen.
Christian prophets giving a warning of the 25 September 2020 financial-banking-money Crisis which begins in Germany, then Argentina then Mexico (which brings bad Woo-Woo to the USA$) ...
lasting 6 months of crashes/bank holidays/money devaluations/derivative collapses...etc. etc. // let's see if the Mega Church Pastors got the insider line from the God HQs
up to 12 more weeks till the 6 month Squeeze by the beast-system & SHTF fall & winter of 2020-21....