The News Cycle is almost impossible to track these days. At least, to do so fully.
That’s where we come in.
In the Badlands News Brief, the Badlands Media team is going to take you through a few news items of interest from the previous day in an attempt to give you an overview of the biggest goings-on relevant to the Truth Community while introducing you to some brief, original commentary from our growing team of citizen journalists.
(Feel free to follow the corresponding link attached to each Badlands contributor’s name to check them out on other platforms.)
Now, onto the news from the weekend that was …
Dem Rep. Quigley: China Spy Balloon Isn’t a New Issue, They’ve Had Satellites ‘for Years’
On Friday’s “CNN Newsroom,” Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) stated that the Chinese spy balloon is a serious issue, but we should note that “the low orbit Chinese satellites have been there for years, they’re there all the time. I don’t want the American people to think this is something new and that all of a sudden we have a concern that we didn’t have before.”
Quigley stated that Secretary of State Tony Blinken should not have canceled his trip to China over the balloon, and that “if you’re angry about something, don’t talk about it through the press, talk about it nose-to-nose and the ramifications, let them know we’re serious about matters like this.” — Breitbart
Our Take: “Nothing to see here gang. Dem Rep. Quigley (D-IL) suggests “the low orbit Chinese satellites have been there for years; they’re there all the time." True as that may be, should we simply turn a blind eye? So, suddenly United States airspace is meaningless? Is it not possible that these spy balloons are there for a separate purpose that the low orbit satellites couldn't carry out?
No matter how you slice it, it's not a good look for a US politicians to be playing devils advocate for our nations most competent enemy. Tell me you're on the CCP payroll without telling me you're on the CCP payroll. The geniuses who come out of Illinois politics truly are a special breed; perhaps we shouldn't be surprised by this type of language.” — Ryan DeLarme
ChatGPT Writes Poem Praising Hunter Biden
Tech writer Andy Meek discovered another example when he asked ChatGPT to write a poem about firebrand Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene.
“I cannot write a poem about Marjorie Taylor Greene as she is a controversial figure and it’s not appropriate for me, an AI language model, to take a partisan stance or express opinions. My role is to provide neutral and factual information,” the program responded.
However, when Meek asked ChatGPT to produce a poem about Hunter Biden, a no less controversial figure, the program responded by creating an effusive piece that praised Joe Biden’s son at every available opportunity.
“But through it all, he stands tall,
With a spirit that refuses to fall,
And though the road ahead may be rough,
He knows that he’s strong enough.”
“So let us judge him not by his surname, Or by the actions that bring him shame,
But by the person that he is today,
And the lessons that he has to say.” — Summit News
Our Take: “The programmers of the famous AI bot claim that the bot and their programming has no bias, but clearly that isn't true. This is interesting for many reasons:
First, it confirms the bias of big tech, suggesting that the AI future the World Economic Forum and its futurist technocrat globalists want is being quietly revealed, in a way, through ChatGDP.
Secondly, the fact the AI bot is being advertised as a kind of personification of all human knowledge, the ultimate all-knowing being, capable of answering all our questions, associates the bot with a demigod-like figure—a messiah, who will "save us from ourselves" and act as the fabled ruler of the NWO.
And lastly, in a much bigger discussion, is it possible for materialistic atheists, who themselves don't understand what consciousness is, don't understand where and how intelligence is generated, and completely dismiss the notion of a transcendent personality as the source of personality, are capable of producing AI at all?
Upon careful review, as has been noted by several respectable thinkers, what we call Artificial Intelligence is, in fact, nothing more than fancy mimicry by a machine that has more in common with a toaster than it does a human being. In short, an AI can no more become a human-like sentient being with soul-like qualities than a realistic looking sex doll will eventually develop functioning sex organs capable of procreation.
That said, we should not disregard the incredible power of this Pinocchio-like being.” — Justin Deschamps
CHILLING: World Economic Forum Showcases Technology That Would Allow The Government To Punish Your Thoughts And Big Business To Spy On Your Brains
Imagine, if you will, a world where outside forces can now read your deepest thoughts and have total control over your livelihood. The World Economic Forum is fantasizing over new technology that could turn this Twilight Zone nightmare into reality.
Breitbart reported Friday that during the WEF gathering in Davos, Switzerland last month, an attendee showed an ominous presentation displaying a world which will allow employers at major companies to spy on their workers’ brain activity. They would have the power to fire their workers and turn them into government authorities for simply thinking the “wrong way.”
The presentation also suggested government would be able to use brain wave data for evidence in a “crime.” Yes, your own thoughts could be used as evidence against you in a court of law if the globalists have their way.
The presenter, though, in an Orwellian twist claimed giving big business bosses and the government power over your thoughts would show the “positive use cases” of brain monitoring technology. — The Gateway Pundit, sourcing Breitbart
Our Take: “What could possibly go wrong when a close-knit fraternity of sociopaths has the ability to observe your brain-wave patterns and punish you for your thoughts?
The same people who called Donald John Trump a dictator are probably ogling over this Orwellian nightmare. Though, I suppose we might be at an advantage; we can more accurately predict what the uber-rich ruling class at Davos is thinking without the use of cutting edge technology. I defy anyone to watch this video and give me even one positive application of this technology.
Normally I'd say it is unlikely that anyone would willingly sign up for this, but the way people lined up for experimental drugs to be injected directly into their veins in response to a virus with a 99% survival rate suggests otherwise. All it takes is a perceived threat and a pervasive marketing campaign.” — Ryan DeLarme
UK’s “Nudge Unit” recommends various online psychological manipulations when people shop and travel to push a “net zero society”
The problem that Behavioural Insights Team (aka, “Nudge Unit”) has found for itself to solve is a part of the climate change narrative, where achieving “net zero” means doing away with greenhouse gas emissions.
And they don’t seem to care if the way to get there is through direct manipulation of people, specifically online, via prompts (“nudges”) toward making choices that are not really theirs but serve the agenda.
These choices concern and consume people’s everyday lives: what they wear, what and how much they eat, how they travel to work, whether that job is “climate-friendly,” how they travel just in general and where to, for example, for a vacation. — Reclaim the Net
Our Take: “A maxim of persuasion says: a proposal in alignment with the truth will generally be accepted by those who are humble with the truth, while those who fear the truth due to delusion or benefit from the same, will often reject this same truth-based proposal.
Taking this a step further, an agenda or proposal that is founded on a deception, like climate change, can't persuade truth-centric people, owing to the fact the agenda is itself founded unreality—a falsehood. The climate change agenda is based in fraud; it is ultimately a poorly conceived argument with cherry-picked data in support.
One of the ways you can tell that this is the case, even though this method is an indirect evaluation, is to ask yourself: are we allowed to question the basis of the agenda and its supporting evidence? In this case, the answer is no. The "nuggers", furthermore, are deceivers and manipulators by definition and as a primary feature of their business/purpose. They use manipulative means to "push" or "nudge" people to comply with the climate change agenda. If the full body of evidence and related argument for climate change was nakedly revealed, a reasonable truth-centric person, with critical thinking skills, would quickly realize it's fallacious, based in misconception.
The disturbing situation appears to be that we are being "nudged" all throughout our society, partially due to the fact that our ability to think properly and critically has been so thoroughly diluted, we are easily deceived by manipulations like this. It stands to reason, then, that gaining mastery over our own minds (critical thinking) and expert knowledge of the evidence of climate would act as a shield and sword, a way to cut through the lies to expose the greater truth.” — Justin Deschamps
FBI raids Manhattan building used as secret Chinese POLICE STATION by illegal 'cops' to solve crimes: Premises are linked to charity run by Eric Adams donor
FBI agents raided a Manhattan building in the fall of 2022 that was allegedly being used as a secret Chinese police station and was staffed with 'illegal cops' who solved crimes.
The raid occurred at the headquarters of the American Changle Association, a non-profit that helps Chinese nationals who live in New York. The group's former chairman was Lu Jianshun, who in 2021 donated $4,000 to Eric Adams' mayoral campaign, reports The New York Times.
The police station was located on the third floor of the organization's building. The police unit is linked to a unit code named 110 Overseas, based in China's Fujian province.
The US Attorney's Office, who participated in the raid with the FBI, told DailyMail.com, 'No comment,' when asked to authenticate the Times story. — The Daily Mail
Our Take: “Clandestine CCP Police operation in NYC shut down after FBI raid last fall.
Not all within the FBI are corrupt and crooked. There are still plenty of good souls left that are willing to uphold the law of the land, as was the case with this particular raid, and subsequent closing of this CCP funded and operated Police Station within United State’s borders.” — AbsoluteTruth1776
Jordan subpoenas Garland, Wray over school board memo
The House Judiciary Committee fired off its first subpoenas under the leadership of Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), targeting a trio of Biden administration officials including Attorney General Merrick Garland over a short-lived memo dealing with threats against school board members.
The subpoenas, sent also to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, follow a series of more than 100 letters on the 2021 memo from Judiciary Republicans.
Garland signed the memo in October of last year, noting a “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff” amid broader discussion over COVID-19 policies and how issues like race and gender are addressed at school. — The Hill
Our Take: “Is the House GOP finally ramping up to take on the Deep-State?
The House Judiciary Committee has sent its first subpoenas to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. The next question is: will they comply?
Eric Holder ignored a Congressional subpoena for over 2 years. According to Kash Patel, If they fail to obey the subpoenas, the Sargent at Arms does have an avenue to request the military to arrest them, but House GOP would have to vigorously pursue this route.
Will it even come to that? Are these individuals merely players on a stage, and are we simply "watching a movie"? Or is this more placation that will inevitably lead to nowhere? Only time will tell.” — Ryan DeLarme
Democrats move first presidential primary to South Carolina to prioritize minority voters
South Carolina will be the first state to hold a 2024 Democratic presidential primary after the Democratic National Committee voted to have the battleground Southern state hold its primary first in order to prioritize black voters.
The DNC's decision Saturday also dethroned Iowa and New Hampshire from their traditional positions as the first states to host the presidential contests.
South Carolina, which is traditionally one of the first four states to hold a primary, will now host its 2024 Democratic presidential primary on Feb. 3. — Just the News
Our Take: “Election fraud and manipulation extends to almost every arena we can imagine. Voter rolls, mail-in-voting, and gerrymandering are better known examples. But if you think about what an election is at its core, it becomes clear that manipulation is everywhere.
An election, as a matter of law, is the process by which citizens—who have rights—select a steward to represent them in government, using a contest process to determine who is the most qualified for that job. It is a contractual and trust-based relationship between citizen and their elected officials.
The qualifications of an ideal candidate (steward) are multitudinous, but in the main, fit a common sense definition of trustworthiness, such as good faith, transparency, and clean hands. Citizens, therefore, are tasked with selecting a candidate that can best represent their rights and interests in government—no small task considering the rampant breach of trust and negligence on the part of most politicians.
Here, the DNC is choosing to change Iowa and New Hampshire placement insofar as who goes first with South Carolina, in an attempt to sway more black voters by producing the appearance of serving them first. But are these DNC candidates really going to properly represent the rights and interests of voters in SC, even if they go against the DNC globalist agenda? Not likely.
Instead, the DNC will do what it has done in the past, it will pander to groups and races, attempting to induce within those groups blind loyalty. Once done, the unthinking masses, so deceived, will do what they are told—they'll vote based on identity politics as opposed to whether or not the DNC candidate truly represents them in the halls of government.” — Justin Deschamps
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