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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon2/3/21 7:52 AM 
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February 3, 2021

       "Everyone knows what a credit score is. But social credit scores are new. They’re the latest corporate import from Communist China, where government and big business monitor every citizen’s social views and statements."

https://nypost.com/2021/01/24/its-time-to-stand-up-against-the-muzzling-of-america/

Sen. Josh Hawley: It’s time to stand up against the muzzling of America

Have you checked your social credit score lately? You might want to. Mine seems to have taken a nosedive this month. You might want to see how yours is doing.

Everyone knows what a credit score is. But social credit scores are new. They’re the latest corporate import from Communist China, where government and big business monitor every citizen’s social views and statements.

And they’re the latest form of cancel culture in this country, as corporate monopolies and the left team up to shut down speech they don’t like and force their political agenda on America. For those who still believe in free speech and the First Amendment, this is the time to take a stand.

Like the old-fashioned kind of credit score, your social credit requires a lot of maintenance. You’ll need to get good grades in school and stay out of trouble with the law. But that’s just the start — you have to earn your right to live in polite society these days. So if you want to get a good job, stay at hotels and be served at restaurants, you will need to do a few other things. You will need to voice the right opinions. You will need to endorse the right ideas. You will need to conform. That’s what the corporate chieftains tell us, anyway.

They tried to reprimand me this month because I didn’t. On behalf of the voters of my state, I raised a challenge to the presidential electors from Pennsylvania after that state conducted the election in violation of the state constitution. Maybe you agree with me. Maybe you don’t. But whatever your view, corporate America’s rush to cancel those it dislikes should trouble you.

In my case, it started with leftist politicians demanding I resign from office for representing the views of my constituents and leading a democratic debate on the floor of the Senate.

Taking that cue, a corporate publishing house then canceled a book it had asked me to write. Ironically enough, the book is about political censorship by the most powerful corporations in America. (And will be published by an independent publishing house.) Now corporate America is canceling my political events, because two parties are apparently one too many for their taste.

It will get worse. The tech titans have already booted dozens of conservatives off social media, and if they have their way, half the House Republican conference will be expelled from Congress. The corporate titans seem to believe that the only way to get a democracy to their liking is to eliminate all threats to the Democratic Party’s unified control of government.

The alliance of leftists and woke capitalists hopes to regulate the innermost thoughts of every American, from school age to retirement. And they’ve trained enforcers of the woke orthodoxy to monitor dissent or misbehavior. A “Karen” who cuts the wrong person off in traffic gets followed home on a livestream and shamed into crying for mercy as her license plate is broadcast to an online horde eager to hound her out of a job.

Everyone knows it can happen to them, so everyone shuts down. The circle of trust narrows. Conversations — too easily recorded — shift to encrypted messaging apps. For now. Until those get banned too for interfering in efficient social credit markets.

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And if ever our political organizing were impeded by censorship — say, by the big tech giants — we could build our own platforms.

But the left and the corporations are challenging all of this now. Your “conservative” social platform isn’t worth much when Amazon can shut it down. Your vote may still be yours, but if your party is denied the means to effectively organize by corporate monopolies, it’s not going to win. Your church, well, you can still attend for now, but go to the wrong church and you may not have a job in a few years.

Here’s the good news. The cancel culture agenda will only succeed if we let it. We need live in fear only if we choose to say nothing. In this time of testing, conservatives must not shrink back. We need to stand up for the right of every American to be heard.

We need to stand up for the basic principles that join all Americans together — the right to speak freely, to debate openly, and to address our differences graciously without fear of being silenced or punished for dissenting views.

I for one am not going to back down. My book will be published, and I will continue to represent the people of my state without fear or favor, whatever the left or the corporations say.

The powerful see in the present moment an opportunity to consolidate their control over society and to squelch dissent. That means those who believe in the First Amendment and the fundamental principles of American liberty must now take a stand, while we still can.

 
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From: Impeach Xo Bai Den!! (ducky1988) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/3/21 11:30 AM 
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I'm working toward a big, fat "0" on BOTH credit scores!!

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon2/9/21 7:31 AM 
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January 9, 2021

Simon and Schuster Give Hunter Biden Book Deal After Cancelling Senator Josh Hawley Book Deal

An interesting compare-&-contrast arises amid reports out today of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, getting a book deal to publish his memoir “Beautiful Things”.

The controversial life of Hunter Biden includes abusive relationships, sex scandals, drug use and retaining a position of affluence by trading on his father’s position in government.  Everything surrounding Hunter Biden is not only sketchy, it is the life of a very troubled, manipulative, opportunistic and creepy person… e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.

(Via AP) […] The book is called “Beautiful Things” and will center on the younger Biden’s well publicized struggles with substance abuse, according to Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Acquired in the fall of 2019, “Beautiful Things” was kept under wraps even as Biden’s business dealings became a fixation of then-President Donald Trump and others during the election and his finances a matter of investigation by the Justice Department. 

As many people are aware, book deals are a way for politicians and their allies to launder payments for influence either by the publisher or by those who purchase bulk quantities in order to direct funds without legal restrictions to politicians and their family members.

Additionally….

The same publisher, Simon and Schuster, recently made another decision regarding a politician:

JANUARY 7, 2021 – The publisher Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that is cancelling plans to publish Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) book, “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” because of the storming of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, for which some Republicans have blamed Hawley.

“After witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, DC, Simon & Schuster has decided to cancel the publication of Sen. Josh Hawley’s forthcoming book,” Simon & Schuster announced in a statement.

 

 
From: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member Icon2/9/21 8:06 AM 
To: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 172) 
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I can buy up to $16,000 and borrow an additional $9,000 in cash on my credit card.

But my social credit is somewhere between -200 and -2,000 because I'm a white Republican!

And anything patriotic I do from now on will further erode that score!

FWIW

 

 
From: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member Icon2/9/21 8:08 AM 
To: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 172) 
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And Hunter wasn't supposed to make profit off of his father as POTUS... just like he shouldn't have profited while his father was VP, but did so anyway raking in billions with China, Ukraine and Russia!

I hope sales of that book flop!

FWIW

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon2/9/21 8:09 AM 
To: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 172) 
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        Find out from Ducky how to improve your scores. She is doing a lot better than you are. She said her scores are around zero.

 

 
From: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member Icon2/9/21 8:11 AM 
To: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 172) 
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The only way to better the scores is to kowtow to the liberal progressive agenda!

Therefore, mine will continue to worsen, but I'm not worried about it. I have a good line of credit in Heaven! (* GRIN *)

FWIW

 

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon2/9/21 8:12 AM 
To: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 172) 
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          It isn't about the book sales. He is not going to sell very many books unless he adds a picture section in the middle and includes some of his Pornhub photos. It's about the advance. Simon and Schuster paid him $2 million. However, thinking about that, it's only pocket change compared to the money has been making from overseas sources.

  • Edited February 9, 2021 8:21 am  by  WEBELIAHU
 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon2/9/21 8:15 AM 
To: WALTER784 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 172) 
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        A friend of mine, Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz, wrote a book called, "Reward Miles To Heaven." Probably not published by Simon and Schuster.

 

 
From: Impeach Xo Bai Den!! (ducky1988) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host2/9/21 1:22 PM 
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 11127.10 in reply to 11127.6 

Six months after we get the house paid off, we'll have "0" for a credit score.  We refuse to borrow money for anything other than a mortgage.  You don't borrow money, you don't have a credit score!!

The last five years, when we have been debt-free other than our house, have been the most comfortable of our lives.  It is such a blessing to not have to worry about finances, knowing we've got what we need (maybe not what we want, but that's where gratitude and contentment come in) and an emergency fund to cover problems.

 

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