Below we see lots of EMERGENCY APPS having just discussed our HAM OPERATORS are losing their AIR WAVE SPACE having been those emergency communications backup ----GONE WITH THE WIND. FEMA enfolded into HOMELAND SECURITY has moved away from NATURAL DISASTER relief and all Federal funding has gone to TERRORIST HOMELAND SECURITY infrastructure.
An APP to check blood pressure or sugar levels ----that is TELEMEDICINE and the ability to do that will be accessed only by global health systems.
16 smartphone apps for (nearly) any emergency
Apply first aid, face natural disasters, and more.
By David Nield August 13, 2018
Need to call for emergency help? An app can handle it.
In an emergency, your smartphone can be a lifeline. And we're not just talking about calling 911. When you're lost, in need of first aid, stuck in a potentially dangerous situation, or even facing down a natural disaster, a plethora of apps can help. We picked out 16 potentially-lifesaving apps—download them now so you'll have them on hand when you need them.
If you get lost
Our phones come with mapping apps that constantly log our position in real time as we wander the planet. But even if you rely on Apple Maps or Google Maps, they won't always save you from getting lost. So supplement them with a few other apps that help users find their way.
Here WeGo (free for Android and iOS) provides a decent alternative to Google Maps or Apple Maps. It makes a great pick if you're traveling abroad, because it lets you download maps in advance, so you can use them even without an internet connection. When you're walking or driving, it excels at giving turn-by-turn directions, and when you want to take a taxi or public transit, it includes pricing details.
Citymapper (free for Android and iOS), like Here WeGo, offers functionality that you'll also find in the native mapping apps from Google and Apple. However, it gives you a number of bonus features that make it easier to navigate public transit without losing your way. For example, while you're waiting for a ride, it gives you real-time updates on the location of your bus or train, and once you board, the app can alert you when your stop is approaching.
Google Translate (free for Android and iOS) remains the best option for making yourself understood in unfamiliar surroundings. After all, perhaps the best method of getting directions is asking for them. This app lets you input text or scan road and direction signs with your phone's camera, and then receive translations as written text or read aloud. Just remember to cache the languages you'll need ahead of time, so you can access them offline later.
Gaia GPS ($20/year for Android and iOS) makes a great choice for those who plan to leave the city behind for the hiking trail. You can download all of its high-quality topographic, satellite, and road maps to use them offline, and you can check out hiking routes crowdsourced from the user community. Finally, intelligent routing tools will help you find the best way from A to B to make sure you get home safely.
If you need first aid
Your phone can't exactly give you CPR, but if someone needs medical attention, it can tell you what to do. Of course, your first course of action should be to call 911 and get advice from a professional. Then, as you're waiting for the ambulance to arrive, these apps can lend a hand—even if you don't have phone service.
First Aid: American Red Cross (free for Android and iOS) has essential advice for just about every emergency medical situation you're likely to encounter. Just as importantly, it puts this information into step-by-step guides and videos that are clear and easy to follow. Plus, everything works just as well without an internet connection.
St John Ambulance First Aid (free for Android and iOS) is another reputable, well-designed first aid app. It covers everything from choking and drowning to colds and allergic reactions. Step-by-step illustrations and voice instructions ensure that you follow the correct procedures.
WebMD (free for Android and iOS) shows you useful information about illnesses, symptoms, treatments, and other health topics. For first aid, it has a neatly laid-out section that also works offline. If you'd prefer to consult a professional, the app can also direct you to the nearest physician.
Offline Survival Manual (free for Android) will protect you in the great outdoors. It provides excellent first-aid information on topics like bites, stings, and environmental injuries. Plus, to prevent those injuries from happening in the first place, it offers advice on staying safe, finding shelter, making fires, and much more. This app is only available on Android, but if you want a comparable alternative for your iPhone, try SAS Survival Guide ($6 for iOS).
If you want to send an SOS
When you're visiting a new place alone, or going on a first date with a relative stranger, you feel safer knowing that a trusted friend is aware of your plans—just in case. These apps will help you send a digital SOS if you suspect you're in danger. Again, we always recommend trying to contact official emergency services before you do anything else, but if you need a backup, try one of these genuinely useful options.
Life360 (free for Android and iOS) is an all-in-one tracking system that lets users know where their loved ones are at any given time. This tracking function works in the background, but if you need to call for help, you can send an alert to your circle of friends and family members to tell them something's wrong. The company also offers a $3/month paid version of this system, which provides a longer location history and additional alerts.
Kitestring (free on the web) is a service (it's not an app, but it does work over text messages) you can use if you're worried you might be heading into danger. You set a time when you want Kitestring to check in, and it will text you then. If you don't respond to the Kitestring message, it alerts a pre-selected contact so that person can check up on you.
React Mobile (free for Android and iOS) can help you in situations ranging from the slightly uncomfortable to the downright dangerous. First, you add a list of trusted contacts to the app. Then you can hit a Follow Me button to invite them to keep an eye on your GPS location, so they can make sure you get home safely. In case of real peril, you can tap the Help Me button to alert your friends and call emergency services at the same time. The app can also work with a physical button on a $70 Bluetooth-enabled fob. The hardware might be expensive, but some people find it easier, or more discreet, to press a fob than to unlock and tinker with a phone.
Noonlight ($3/month for Android and iOS) gives you a direct line to a "qualified dispatcher" who can assist you or contact the police. It works across a variety of devices, including smart speakers and wearables, so you can alert that dispatcher through a button on your phone, a voice command to your Amazon Echo, a motion alert on your smart security camera, and other sources.
If you face a natural disaster
Depending on where you live, you may regularly have to deal with hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, or other natural disasters. If you're living or traveling in a region where these events happen frequently, you should stock up on one of these emergency apps.
Earthquake: American Red Cross (free for Android and iOS) focuses comprehensively on, as the name indicates, earthquakes. It will let you receive alerts about affected zones, track hazards on a map, and read essential advice about how to act in the face of an ongoing natural disaster. The Red Cross also makes similar apps for tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods, so you can find the perfect choice for your specific situation.
Weather Underground (free for Android and iOS) excels at providing severe weather alerts well in advance. Get notifications about incoming storms or tornadoes, and then consult the detailed forecasts and radar maps to discover when the danger will pass—and where you'll be safe to stay until then. You can also pay for a $2/year subscription, which removes all ads.
FEMA (free for Android and iOS) comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, so you can trust the information it provides. This information includes weather warnings, safety tips, the locations of shelters, and contact information for FEMA agents. The app also lets you upload photos of what's going on in your area, which can help first responders.
Zello (free for Android and iOS) turns your phone into a walkie-talkie. This is ideal in a situation when the regular phone lines are jammed or entirely down. With Zello, as long as you have some kind of internet connectivity—whether Wi-Fi or cellular—you can keep in touch with friends and family.
Remember, the FAR-RIGHT WING GLOBAL BANKING 1% DARK AGES 1000BC have NO GOOD INTENTIONS in MOVING FORWARD----those 5% freemason/Greek players really hate having to PRETEND to support SOCIAL BENEFIT. There is no social benefit to APPLE IPHONE APPS.
SMART PHONE development during CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA has always been about developing the software, hardware, and infrastructure needed for ONE WORLD ONE ENERGY/TECHNOLOGY GRID for only global online corporations and military/security structures. The circuitry inside IPHONES tied to APPS is simply creating a multitude of electronic pathways for each APP captured in MICROCHIPS building capacity for all the applications needed by global MILITARY JUNTA and global online corporations.
MICROCHIPS today empowering our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE at a push of a button will soon have the reverse-only capability. The power of pushing a button will come only from the global corporate campus end -----our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE will receive the product sent from super-duper big dead heads.
Below we see third world nations now needing to build their own internet infrastructure now that multi-national corporations are leaving FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES overseas and building them in AFRICA/ARABIA/THE AMERICAS. CHINA AND INDIA simply MOVING FORWARD the same FAKE SOCIAL BENEFIT for their SMART CITIES as we in US have had these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA.
These are not third world nations becoming more PROGRESSIVE-----these are ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNMENT for only the global 1% becoming DARK AGES REPRESSIVE.
March 16, 2017
China outpaces India in internet access, smartphone ownership
By Jacob Poushter
India and China, the world’s two most populous countries, have long had a competitive relationship and have emerged as major economic powers. But in the digital space, China has a clear advantage. Since Pew Research Center began tracking advanced technology adoption in the two countries in 2013, the Chinese have consistently reported rates of internet and smartphone use that are at least triple that of Indians. That trend has continued through 2016.
In our latest poll, 71% of Chinese say they use the internet at least occasionally or own a smartphone, our definition of internet users. In contrast, only 21% of Indians say they use the internet or own a smartphone.
The gap between China and India is similarly large when it comes to smartphone ownership alone. Nearly seven-in-ten Chinese (68%) say they own one as of spring 2016, compared with 18% of Indians. Reported smartphone ownership in China has jumped 31 percentage points since 2013, but only 6 points in India over the same time period. And while virtually every Chinese person surveyed owns at least a basic mobile phone (98%), only 72% of Indians can say the same.
The digital divide between the two countries mirrors differences in their broader economic trajectories. Between 2001 and 2011, the share of middle-income Chinese, those making $10.01-$20 a day, jumped from 3% to 18%. In India over the same decade, the middle class share of the population grew from 1% to 3%. In 2015, China’s gross domestic product per capita (PPP) was over five times that of India. Our own research has shown a strong correlation between per capita income and levels of internet access and reported smartphone ownership. Furthermore, some analysts have argued that Chinese investment in digital infrastructure accounts for China’s technological lead over India.
In addition to the difference between China and India, digital divides persist within the countries. As is the case across much of the world, younger, more educated and higher-income Chinese and Indian people are more likely to own a smartphone than their older, less educated and poorer brethren.
For example, 94% of Chinese ages 18 to 34 own a smartphone, compared with only three-in-ten Chinese age 50 and older. And nearly four-in-ten Indians with a secondary education or more (38%) own a smartphone, compared with only 9% of less educated Indians. The gap holds for Chinese and Indians above and below their respective countries’ median incomes.
There is also an urban-rural gap on smartphone ownership. More urban Chinese (72%) own a smartphone compared with rural Chinese (63%), and the same goes for urban Indians (29%) compared with rural Indians (13%). In India, there is a gender gap on smartphone ownership. Indian men (23%) are more likely than women (14%) to own a smartphone.
And one more digital gap exists between China and India: social media use. Six-in-ten Chinese say they use social media, compared with only 14% of Indians. Much of this disparity is due to the fact that more people have access to the internet in China. Nearly two-thirds of Indians with internet access (65%) say they use social media. Still, this figure among the Chinese is 84% and has increased sharply since we first began asking the question in 2013.
Global banking 1% use those US national FAKE NEWS media outlets like POPULAR SCIENCE----ROLLING STONE to make our US 99% of WE THE YOUNG ADULT citizens think all these global military JUNTA DEEP, DEEP, REALLY DEEP STATE INTERNET OF EVERYTHING is really COOL-----is really GREEN-----is really PROGRESSIVE -----when the goal of MOVING FORWARD is bringing society back to 3000BC HINDI BRAHMIN-----bringing access to ALL INVENTIONS back into the hands of a SHIP OF FOOLS OLD WORLD KINGS wanting to think themselves GODS AND GODDESSES
'For example, 94% of Chinese ages 18 to 34 own a smartphone, compared with only three-in-ten Chinese age 50 and older'.
All of this popular social benefit is only to develop and install infrastructure that will end taking away all access to ordinary inventions and products.
While our SENIORS are always portrayed as being OLD-SCHOOL and not HIP-----today, our US 99% of SENIORS may understand that MOVING FORWARD is not PROGRESSIVE
Below we see THE SMITHSONIAN sadly filled with global banking 5% freemason/Greek players selling FAKE SOCIAL BENEFIT-----we want to emphasize ---whether it's the ability of our computers to LOOK AT US------as we look at the screen----or the ability of SMART GLASSES to replace a computer screen to scan the streets and inside our homes while our US 99% are wearing these MICROSOFT/APPLE SMART GLASSES----the goals are not social benefit---the goals are far-right wing global military JUNTA---DEEP, DEEP, REALLY DEEP STATE.
The APP buttons on an IPHONE PAD are simply developing circuitry inside the phone tied to microchips advancing those capabilities soon to be part of INSTALLING MICROCHIPS in all US 99% WE THE PEOPLE.
Big Brother Knows What You Look Like, and That’s OK?
Some uses for rapidly-improving facial-recognition technology are more benign than scary
Facial recognition technology has the potential to violate privacy or just really freak people out, but it also has the potential to do good.
By Meilan Solly
August 1, 2017
Computers that can recognize faces have made great strides in the last decade, and are only getting more accurate.
That's partially because of a shift to 3-D facial recognition. Currently, most facial recognition algorithms rely on 2D techniques. Dr. Lyndon Smith, professor of computer science and machine vision at the University of the West of England, Bristol, explains that 2D technology is susceptible to light conditions and viewing angles. Comparatively, 3D facial recognition provides higher-resolution data.
“[3D facial recognition] captures very detailed data from a human face, rather like a 3D fingerprint of the face,” Smith says. “This can provide very good reliability for recognition, thereby opening up a vastly increased range of potential applications.”
The concept of an error-free algorithm is enough to inspire visions of 1984, and in fact, even today facial recognition tech is being put to some unsettling uses. A dating app that matches you to people who supposedly look like your celebrity crush? In development at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Delta Airlines is testing a system in which facial scans replace boarding passes. And malls, casinos and stores are using facial recognition software to track who is in their building, sometimes targeting advertisements toward individuals based on the software's characterization of a person's demographics.
A few uses of facial recognition, however, are less scary. New products that help students study, find lost pets and assist blind people are on the market now or coming soon. And there's surely more to come.
Track students’ attendance and attentiveness.
Despite its friendly-sounding name, Nestor is poised to become inattentive students’ worst nightmare. The software, an artificial intelligence created by the French company LCA Learning, debuted this May. It is currently being tested in two online classes offered by the ESG Management School in Paris.
As students watch recorded lectures, Nestor uses their webcams to analyze eye movement and facial expressions. The AI notes when students appear distracted, and at the end of the lecture, quizzes them on material covered during these daydreaming periods. Nestor can also track patterns of inattentiveness and alert students when it senses they are about to lose focus.
LCA founder Marcel Saucet says that Nestor also helps teachers revise their lesson plans. If the majority of students grow distracted at the same point in a lecture, for example, the professor may want to find a new angle on the topic.
While privacy advocates have raised the usual questions about whether the technology is invasive and how the recordings will be used, Saucet has said that all data is encrypted and no video footage of students will be stored.
Help blind individuals recognize their friends and family.
In 2015, students at Birmingham City University developed the XploR cane, a device that helps the visually impaired “see” their surroundings. This ability is especially helpful at large social gatherings, where one inevitably encounters a continuous flow of individuals.
XploR operates in conjunction with its owner’s smartphone and relies on GPS, Bluetooth and facial recognition capabilities. The cane scans the faces of individuals within a 32-foot range, and if it identifies them as a friend or family member, alerts its owner. XploR then guides the blind individual to their loved one through instructions delivered via earpiece.
Earlier this year, two of XploR’s creators, Asim Majeed and Said Baadel, presented their invention at a global security conference. They hope to expand the cane’s capabilities by incorporating social media facial recognition data and––eventually––developing machine-to-machine exchange of data (for example, communicating an impaired person’s location to the driverless car sent to pick them up).
A spokesperson for the National Federation of the Blind, an advocacy group for blind people in the United States, told Wired in 2015 that an app on a smartphone might be "more cost-effective" than a technologically advanced cane, but that facial recognition technology "has potential to solve a real problem experienced by blind people."
Find a missing pet.
Facial recognition isn't just for humans. The Finding Rover app uses facial recognition to help owners reunite with lost pets.
Users preemptively upload photos of their pups, and if Fido is lost, Finding Rover alerts its extensive network of local animal shelters and app users. Those within a 10-mile radius of the animal’s last known location receive a push notification, and if they see a similar-looking pet, they can submit a photograph of it through the app. Once Finding Rover identifies a match, it notifies the pet’s owner.
The system, which took two years to create, was developed in conjunction with researchers at the University of Utah.
Today, most pets have microchips, an embedded chip that holds an identification number. If a lost animal ends up at a veterinarian’s office or animal shelter, officials check for a microchip and use the ID number to reunite pet and owner. But not everyone has access to chip scanning equipment, and not all pets are microchipped. An employee at the Wisconsin Humane Society told a local news station that "It's great to know that if your animal went missing … you have something as convenient and close as your phone to get the word out immediately," but added that the app shouldn't replace collars or microchips.
Whether facial recognition technology will be used more for good or for ill is an open question. In a 2014 study, Carnegie Mellon professor Alessandro Acquisti identified individuals walking around a college campus by comparing Facebook profile pictures to webcam images––thanks to facial recognition technology, he was successful one-third of the time. It’s been three years since Acquisti’s study, and as he cautioned in an interview with The Atlantic, “From a technological perspective, the ability to successfully conduct mass-scale facial recognition in the wild seems inevitable. Whether as a society we will accept that technology, however, is another story.”
What REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVES call 'BRANDING' ---the installation of implanted microchips -----has been MOVING FORWARD since CLINTON ERA------here we see the 1987-----1993 time period for these technology developed by our US Department of Defense/MIT being privately PATENTED. Our US 99% of WE THE GEEKS AND GENIUSES toiling away at developing all these inventions may get a quick few millions while global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS are handed the private PATENTS installing a temporary BEOWULF as CEO calling them innovative and geniuses.
'Microchip Technology - Wikipedia
Microchip Technology was founded in 1987 when General Instrument spun off its microelectronics division as a wholly owned subsidiary. Microchip Technology became an independent company in 1989 when it was acquired by a group of venture capitalists, and went public in 1993'.
We discussed in detail how TRADE WARS AND TARIFFS are FAKE NEWS -----we don't want to bring financial public policy into this week's COMMUNICATIONS public policy----we simply want to remind our US 99% that the goals of all this SMART PHONE technology while appearing to be available to all US 99% WE THE PEOPLE----coming now to China and India----will very soon go VERY PRIVATE---where only the global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS will KNOW what the heck is going on with these REPRESSIVE TECHNOLOGIES tied to ONE WORLD ONE ENERGY/TECHNOLOGY GRIDS.
MICROCHIP development these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA using our US stock market and DARK WEB criminal money-laundering to fund expansion of infrastructure and research. Where Federal research funding used to go to our strong PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES doing research for COMMON GOOD-----Clinton et al redirected all Federal research to those global banking 1% IVY LEAGUES making them corrupted product mills ----lots of SECRETS ---NO OPEN GOVERNMENT.
It will be very important in MOVING FORWARD DEEP, DEEP, REALLY DEEP REPRESSIVE global online technology to eliminate as many people as possible from knowing what research advances are being installed. This is where of course all those global banking 5% freemason/Greeks go under the bus---their families being exposed to the same goals of MOVING FORWARD 3000BC HINDI BRAHMIN DARK AGES.
Why Microchip Technology Stock Plunged Today
Microchip is getting caught in the crossfire of President Trump's escalating trade war.
Evan Niu, CFA
Aug 10, 2018 at 1:41PM
Shares of Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) have plunged today, down by 10% as of 1:15 p.m. EDT, after the company reported fiscal first-quarter earnings results. Management warned that tariffs associated with the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China could adversely impact its business.
Revenue in the fiscal first quarter rose 25% to $1.2 billion, which led to non-GAAP net income of $405.8 million, or $1.61 per share. Compare those results to consensus estimates that called for $1.2 billion in revenue and $1.49 per share in adjusted profit. On a non-GAAP basis, Microchip reported record gross margin of 62% and record operating income of $473.5 million. It also declared a record quarterly dividend of 36.4 cents per share. The company completed its acquisition of Microsemi during the quarter.
Guidance for the fiscal second quarter calls for non-GAAP revenue of $1.474 billion to $1.55 billion, with non-GAAP net income of $415.7 million to $466.4 million, or $1.65 to $1.83 per share. Analysts were modeling for $1.56 billion in revenue and $1.69 per share in adjusted profit in the coming quarter.
Investors appear to be particularly concerned about comments on how tariffs could hurt sales. On the earnings call, CEO Stephen Sanghi said:
All the talk about tariffs and trade war is making our customers nervous. While it is hard to put your finger on it, it is hurting business confidence, which makes people pull back on investments, expansion and capital spending. A very small portion of products are made in China and even a smaller portion are imported back in the U.S. So we are not worried about duties on our products imported into U.S., but we are concerned about our customers' products imported into U.S.
BUT WAIT-----IT IS US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES THAT WILL MOVE GLOBAL CHINESE FACTORIES TO US TO EXPORT FROM US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES----NO PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED OVERSEAS WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE DARK CONTINENTS OF THE AMERICAS. THE EASTERN HEMISPHERE IS WHERE THE GLOBAL ECONOMY WILL BE REMEMBER.
Sanghi added that those concerns are indeed negatively affecting order activity as well as distribution sell-through for customers.
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We simply want to encourage all our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE to think about how many ordinary products and inventions are being ELIMINATED as digital technology advanced.
It is very easy to imagine how our global banking 1% will push 99% of WE THE PEOPLE off these internet/ONE WORLD TECHNOLOGY GRIDS.
EMBEDDED CONTROL SOLUTIONS----streaming videos on order by our 99% WE THE PEOPLE through NETFLIX easily becomes VIRTUAL REALITY streaming into our brains via microchips implanted in our heads.
PLEASE STOP ALLOWING GLOBAL BANKING 1% FAKE NEWS MEDIA OUTLETS SELL THE IDEA ALL THIS INTERNET TECHNOLOGY HAS GOALS OF COMMON GOOD---SOCIAL BENEFIT WHEN IT HAS THE OPPOSITE GOALS.
All brought to our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE by those dastardly global banking 1% KNIGHTS OF MALTA TRIBE OF JUDAH-----THE GLOBAL MITRE CORPORATION controlled by pre-Christian NERO/CATO/SENECA OLD WORLD KINGS.
Microchip Technology's Corporate Overview Animation Video
Published on Sep 10, 2015
Microchip Technology Inc.
The Embedded Control Solutions Company® Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.
We return to the thousands of year old MYTH OF PROMETHEUS as what was history written by our 99% WE THE PEOPLE over ages often as stories aimed at helping our 99% learn from past events.
So, PROMETHEUS BOUND was written thousands of years ago by civil society moving away from OLD WORLD KINGS thinking they were gods and goddesses----that ZEUS AND HERA wanting all power and all inventions to stay only with those global 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS----Aeschlyus wrote a play imagining a PROMETHEUS----being that GENIUS AND MASON ---as wanting invention and industry to be shared among the 99% of WE THE PEOPLE.
SO, PROMETHEUS RISKED ALL TO BRING INVENTION TO OUR 99% WE THE PEOPLE WHILE OLD WORLD KINGS THINKING THEMSELVES GODS AND GODDESSES MADE HIM PAY FOR HIS SHARING OF REAL INFORMATION.
'AESCHYLUS, PROMETHEUS BOUND
- Theoi Classical Texts Library
aeschylus, prometheus bound AESCHYLUS was a Greek tragedian who flourished in Athens in the early C5th B.C. Of the 76 plays he is known to have written only seven survive--1'.
The DARK AGES of 1000BC Roman/Tribe of Judah as too medieval 1000AD both filled with OLD WORLD KINGS pre-Christian NERO/CATO/SENECA thinking all INVENTION needs to stay with gods and goddesses----not making it to 99% WE THE PEOPLE.
We mention that MOVING FORWARD these few decades was tied to a global MITRE CORPORATION and OLD WORLD KINGS KNIGHTS OF MALTA because this shows the same connections to AESCHYLUS and his PROMETHEUS vs AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT ----SHELLEY and his PROMETHEUS UNBOUND.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Prometheus – not the Prometheus of Shelley and Byron, but the Prometheus of Aeschylus and the ancient Greeks – was no liberator and no martyr. For his theft of Fire from the gods, he got what he deserved. He was trying to overturn the natural and divine order. He had committed something like the sin of Adam. He was attempting what could not be done.
The old Greeks were subtler and deeper than we realize. Their mythology was not superficial, as our children were once told. (These days not even this is taught.) We still imagine them as revolutionaries; as iconoclasts of one sort or another. They were the opposite.
We still imagine them as men who refashioned the world; as the “scientific” liberators from primordial superstition and tyranny; as Prometheans against a Jove who is petty and vindictive. We celebrate them as the initiators of “Western Civ,” and ultimately, the Modern. In that modern view, they were not passive; they took their own fate into their own hands, and their heritage is free speech and inquiry. We place them almost in opposition to the Hebrew prophets of Obedience.
Read Hesiod with attention. Read Aeschylus again: the surviving fragments of whose Prometheus trilogy are today read anachronistically, in a false romantic light. Note that the punishment of Prometheus was eternal; that with the Fire he brings down human misery. Aeschylus was a tragedian, not a comedian; he is not working towards a happy ending.
He is most certainly not a “progressive” in any modern sense.
The gods may be inscrutable to us. They do not answer to our own convenience. Yet to man was given from the beginning a gift greater than fire, or the wheel, or any other natural contrivance. We are able dimly to discern the order of things, and to work with, rather than against, the grain of reality. The Christian revelation came as a completion, a “perfection,” of the Greek understanding of things.
It came as a stroke through the knot. The conflict of Orestes at the heart of tragedy – exactly analogous to the myth of Prometheus – was unpredictably resolved. A harmony of the human with the divine will was proposed to the Greek mind. It had come into the world not by human but by divine agency, in the form of a Man, in utter humility. Philosophy and theology converged.
As we approach the anniversary of Pope Paul’s Humanae vitae – in danger now of revision by the glib spirits who prevail in Rome – I think of this longer history.
The human interest is not to rebel. There is in this world an order of things, a grain of reality, which we may acknowledge or deny. As the pagan Greeks knew, it cannot be changed. But as the Christians taught, it can be embraced. We can be saved from the consequences of our own rebellions, by trust and by faith in that divine order, from every angle converging not on Prometheus but on Christ.
Pope Paul VI left a mixed legacy. A man of real faith, he tried to accommodate the spirit of modernity, in disastrous ways. Yet in his deepest meditations and prayers, embodied in the text of his great encyclical, he encountered that unchanging God, who Is, law-giver and not law-taker. He came as close as any man to explaining God’s law in terms of human reason.
For me, a half-century ago, this was a shocking revelation.
I shall never forget a summer train, from Buffalo to Cleveland. From a newsstand, in the old Buffalo station, I had picked up a copy of a Catholic newspaper, which contained the full text of the encyclical, in English translation. This because I had a lot of time to kill.
Back then, I was a fire-breathing, adolescent atheist, and persecutor of nice Christian souls in high-school cafeterias. My intention was to provide myself with more ammunition against Christians generally, and Catholics in particular.
On the train journey, I read the encyclical with attention. Twice. The first reading disoriented me: for the document was very intelligently argued. At the second, I began to see that, given premises openly and honestly acknowledged, the argument was irrefutable. In order to mock it, I would have to misrepresent it.
I realized that I could dismiss the premises; but that if I did, I would have to argue that Man was a creature of no moral significance; that human life did not matter. I was a reasonably intelligent child. I could see the consequences of that position.
Nineteen sixty-eight was for other reasons a memorable year. In so many ways, it became clear that Western man was attempting suicide. The convulsions on American campuses, and in her streets, the parallel events in Paris and through Europe, blared in the news. Even then, my native “conservatism” was appalled: especially by the wincing cowardice of “authority figures,” abandoning their stations. It seemed to me that Pope Paul had made a stand.
My atheism was hard-boiled, if internally scrambled. It survived this encounter for a few more years. But I was no longer able to pretend that the Catholic and Christian position on human life was (as many in my parents’ generation thought) ridiculous. Rather, I could see that the line on human life had to be drawn at the moment of conception, not at birth; that abortion is murder.
Returning to a small-town high school in Ontario (for a last year before I dropped out), I added to my growing reputation for eccentricity. In the student debating clubs to which I belonged, I was now arguing – frankly as an atheist – that Pope Paul was dead right. If we did not draw the line at contraception, we would verily be on the “slippery slope” to real, murderous barbarism. (This in a Protestant town that despised atheists and papists about equally.)
Half a century has borne out every prediction.
Now, whether SHELLEY in his PROMETHEUS UNBOUND was a real AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT ----I AM MAN MASON/GENIUS----or a then global banking 1% freemason STAR creating a FAD-----we will not discuss. What we want our US and European 99% WE THE PEOPLE to remember is this------we went from thousands of years of OLD WORLD KINGS repressively capturing all GENIUS AND INVENTION to themselves-----working hard to make sure no PROMETHEUS comes along to share with those 99% WE THE PEOPLE------to breaking away from that capture with the PROMETHEUS FLAME traveling to all 99% of people along with all that REAL INFORMATION----that sharing of INVENTION for COMMON GOOD. We stated yesterday, our early 1900s NYC street lights and phone poles were branded with PROMETHEUS carrying his FLAME.
Voices of Defiance ep. 01 - Prometheus Unbound by Percy Shelley
Published on Nov 26, 2011
A new series, dedicated to poets, dramatists and novelists who write in the theme of noble, 'fiery', defiance. I hope to bring together a nice collection of different spirits, both good and evil, all of great spirit.
We KNOW we have a nation full of 99% WE THE PROMETHEUS MASONS, GEEKS, AND GENIUSES being channeled into working for DR NO------INSTITUTIONS ---our former US IVY LEAGUE UNIVERSITIES now simply global banking 1% HEDGE FUND CORPORATIONS working for OLD WORLD KINGS ---killing all of our SEVERAL CENTURIES of PROMETHEUS UNBOUND.
When a VIRGIN MOBILE BRANSON is made a billionaire selling mobile phones paid for by US Federal funding for FREE PHONES to the poor----------BRANSON being a figurehead CEO for inventions by our 99% of WE THE PEOPLE----BRANSON who has absolutely no talent other then LYING, CHEATING, AND STEALING tied to OLD WORLD KINGS-----simply installed while OLD WORLD KINGS are handed OWNERSHIP of all our US public military and university INVENTION done for COMMON GOOD.
SADLY, OUR MA BELL has turned global privatized PHONE UTILITY -----made ROGUE.
No bigger GLOBAL CORPORATE WELFARE QUEEN then VIRGIN MOBIL
'Branson sold Virgin Mobile to get into… Banking?
By John Connors
May 21, 2009'
So, here is today's MA BELL ----having these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA brought to continous merger, acquisition------being enfolded into one global telecommunications after another------made simply the same global banking 1% criminal entity having no connection to COMMON GOOD.
'Bell faces $750M lawsuit over allegedly selling customer data
Bell's relevant ad program tracked, collected, sold sensitive account and internet browsing info, suit alleges
The Canadian Press · Posted: Apr 17, 2015 11:35 AM ET | Last Updated: April 17, 2015'
A lawsuit seeks $750 million in damages for breach of privacy, breach of contract and breach of the Telecommunications Act. (CBC File Photo)A $750-million national class-action lawsuit has been filed against Bell Canada over alleged breaches of privacy arising from its recently discontinued target ads program.
The suit against subsidiaries of Bell alleges that the defendants used the program to track, collect and sell the sensitive account and internet browsing information of their customers to advertisers.
It seeks $750 million in damages for breach of privacy, breach of contract and breach of the Telecommunications Act.
A similar lawsuit has also been launched in Quebec, counsel for the plaintiffs, Charney Lawyers and Sutts, Strosberg LLP, said in a statement issued Thursday.
Bell issued a statement saying it would not comment on the allegations contained in the lawsuit, which have not been proven in court.
Although Bell has already cancelled the program, the company has indicated it plans to reintroduce it in the future and might expand it to include landline use and TV viewers.
However, it has said it would seek explicit customer consent through an opt-in approach. By building consumer profiles, such programs allows advertisers to tailor or target ads to specific consumers.
The suit, against Bell Mobility Inc. and Bell Canada Inc. on behalf of Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile customers, targeted what Bell labelled as its "relevant ads program," which was launched in November 2013.
'Unprecedented' amount of complaintsFollowing Bell's announcement of the program, the federal privacy commissioner began an investigation due to "an unprecedented volume of complaints," the statement from the lawyers said.
On April 7, the commissioner said it had found that Bell violated the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act because it did not adequately disclose the nature of the information and customers were not given the option to properly consent to the use of their information for the program.
According to the report, customers were automatically included in the program unless they specifically opted out — something 113,000 Bell customers decided to do.
However, the privacy commissioner said Bell should not assume because customers didn't opt out that they were consenting to having vast amounts of their personal information used in this way.
In addition to cancelling the program, Bell said earlier this week that it would delete all customer profiles created under it. However, in addition to damages, the lawsuit seeks the appointment of an expert to "oversee and confirm the destruction of the personal information," the statement from the plaintiffs' lawyers said.
"The Relevant Ads program was a misguided attempt by a Canadian telecommunications company to generate advertising revenue," said Ted Charney of Charney Lawyers. "If allowed to proceed, it constitutes a threat to the core privacy rights of all Canadians."
Lawyer David Robins of Sutts, Strosberg said that through the class action "the plaintiff seeks to hold Bell accountable and stop other providers from selling customers' personal information without informed consent."
Two other groups, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and the Consumer Association of Canada, have filed complaints to the CRTC against Bell's old program and say they will continue the fight against any revised initiative.
___________________________________________We will take a few days next week to segue into education public policy by reposting this article. Where global banking 1% FAKE NEWS media as FORBES would call the students being tracked into once strong US IVY LEAGUE universities as THIRD RATE-----we simply remind our US 99% WE THE FAMILIES that this was a Clinton-era goal of creating those 5% freemason/Greek players to be used in ROBBER BARON few decades. Those THIRD RATE students were no doubt the best students in communities in US cities who should have attended a PUBLIC UNIVERSITY and returned to help rebuild our US FAILED STATES cities. Instead, they were tracked to these former US IVY LEAGUES to be made MERELY RICH 'WINNERS' -----sacking and looting our US government coffers and people's pockets.
THESE FEW DECADES OF GLOBAL BANKING 1% OLD WORLD KINGS KNIGHTS OF MALTA TRIBE OF JUDAH CORRUPTED OUR REAL PROMETHEUS MASONS AND GENIUSES -----FILLING FREEMASONRY WITH THOSE HAVING ONLY THE TALENT OF LYING, CHEATING, AND STEALING----those global banking 5% freemason/Greeks----WHO DON'T CARE.
'Prometheus – not the Prometheus of Shelley and Byron, but the Prometheus of Aeschylus and the ancient Greeks – was no liberator and no martyr.
For his theft of Fire from the gods, he got what he deserved. He was trying to overturn the natural and divine order. He had committed something like the sin of Adam. He was attempting what could not be done'.
We want to remember what went wrong----to educate our children as to how to rebuild a CIVIL SOCIETY for COMMON GOOD.
We understand what FORBES calls THIRD-RATERS----those global banking 5% freemason/Greek players who DON'T CARE-----but we know they should have stayed in our US city communities to rebuild our US CITIES as FAILED STATE economies.
Nov 30, 2012, 06:42pmFor Third-raters Who Want to Get Into Harvard, It Helps To Have Parents With $10 million to Grease the Skids"Explosive" is the only word for the cover story in the latest issue of the American Conservative magazine. In a remarkable tour de force, Ron Unz takes the lid off Ivy League universities' admissions policies. He reserves his harshest criticism for his own alma mater, Harvard, which he sees as a money machine first and an educational institution only a distant second. Harvard's educational activities in his view are little more than an alibi to preserve its privileged tax status. Its endowment snowballs more or less tax-free and, after a terrifying plunge a few years ago, has now bounced back up again to around $30 billion.
Unz, who is the magazine's publisher, reports that Harvard has in the last decade been spending nearly as much on compensating five senior hedge fund managers who run its endowment fund as on its entire academic staff.
He argues that admissions policies are basically corrupt. Suggesting that most Ivy League colleges lower their admission standards selectively to favor the children of big donors, he provides an answer to the question of how much you need to fork over to get your son or daughter into a posh school. "The figure is said to be $5 million these days for an applicant who is reasonably competitive and $10 million for one who is not," he reports.
In an article chockfull of controversy, perhaps his most eye-catching allegation is that the Ivy League now strongly discriminates against Asian-Americans, whom he is describes as the "New Jews." This is a reference to a pattern before World War II in which the Ivy League discriminated against high-achieving Jews. The story began when Jews proved disproportionately successful in passing objective tests of intellectual ability. The Ivy League then fudged things by introducing "holistic" standards in an attempt to disguise an anti-Semitic admissions policy. The holistic approach is now apparently being used to discriminate against super-high-achieving Asian Americans. Meanwhile, on Unz's analysis, the Ivy League schools not only no longer discriminate against Jews but for many years now have discriminated in their favor. Adding to the controversy is his suggestion that Jews no longer outperform much in objective tests of intelligence.
Unz goes on to suggest that the Ivy League's standards of objectivity fall far below those not only of Europe and Japan but even -- ouch! -- China. In fact, it is precisely because China's admissions departments are relatively incorruptible that countless under-achieving children of wealthy Chinese parents study at American universities. And because such parents are so wealthy, they can afford to buy -- repeat buy -- their children places at top U.S. universities. In the unkindest cut of all, he explains the relatively high standards of objectivity in China's schools in these terms: "China’s ruling elites may rightly fear that a policy of admitting their own dim and lazy heirs to leading schools ahead of the higher-scoring children of the masses might ignite a widespread popular uprising. This perhaps explains why so many sons and daughters of top Chinese leaders attend college in the West: enrolling them at a third-rate Chinese university would be a tremendous humiliation, while our own corrupt admissions practices get them an easy spot at Harvard or Stanford, sitting side by side with the children of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and George W. Bush."
Although virtually every paragraph in Unz's long essay is brimming with controversy, if I were 18 again and trying to get into a good college, I would be particularly interested in his description of the sort of people who staff university admissions departments. Citing research by the journalist Jacques Steinberg, he comments: "The job of admissions officer is poorly paid, requires no professional training, and offers few opportunities for career advancement; thus, it is often filled by individuals with haphazard employment records. As one of the Little Ivies, Wesleyan is among America’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges, and Steinberg’s description of the career paths of its handful of admissions officers is eye-opening: the interim Director of Admissions had most recently screened food-stamp recipients and run a psychiatric half-way house; another had worked as an animal control officer and managed a camera store; a third unsuccessfully sought a job as a United Airlines flight attendant; others were recent college graduates, whose main college interests had been sports or ethnic studies. The vast majority seem to possess minimal academic expertise and few intellectual interests, raising serious questions about their ability to reasonably evaluate their higher-quality applicants."
To read Unz's article, click here. To read Samuel Goldman's reply to some of Unz's suggestions, click here.
Disclosure: I am an occasional contributor to the American Conservative.