Category Archives: “silicon values”

Climate Alarmism Meets SJW in Google

After Google fired its prodigy software engineer James Damore for writing an internal memo acknowledging differences between sexes, Breitbart’s Allum Bokhari started a series of articles about the internal Google culture of recent years. From Rebels of Google: ‘Senior Leaders Focus on Diversity First and Technology Second’:

The complaint [by NLRB] alleges that [Google’s] Senior Vice President Urs Holzle and numerous managers in his organization actively stoked up witch hunts in 2015 and 2016 intended to muzzle low-level employees who raised concerns about the company’s practices [referencing “workplace diversity and social justice initiatives”].

Google’s Senior Vice President Urs Holze is also a Vice Chair and Board Member of the World Wildlife Fund (1, 2).  The World Wildlife Fund was alleged to manage a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization in a civil RICO lawsuit (5:16-cv-211-C, Goldstein v. Climate Action Network et al., dismissed in June 2017).

According to WWF, “Hölzle manages many of Google’s other green initiatives, including the company’s purchases of renewable energy for its operations,” which is another fraud awaiting investigation.

Facebook Filtered out Conservatives for Years

Contrary to its claims that Trending stories were selected automatically, Facebook used a team of hand-picked leftist journos.  They routinely suppressed “conservative” news.  Facebook denies that, but its Guidelines had an obvious effect: a very aggressive filtering out conservative news.

Gizmodo, May 9, 2016: Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News (1)

Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, even though they were organically trending among the site’s users. Continue reading Facebook Filtered out Conservatives for Years

Published in WUWT: Why Silicon Valley Embraced Climatism

14 Reasons why Silicon Valley embraced Climate Alarmism was published in WUWT on February 15, 2017.

Additional points:

  1. Silicon Valley consists from a large number of individuals with very similar professional backgrounds and a small pool of knowledge.  Communication in such groups tends to reinforce their preconceived notions.  Another place with this social phenomenon is Hollywood.
  2. The psychological types dominating these places might be totally opposite – egocentric actors and actresses in Hollywood vs introvert computer professionals in Silicon Valley (sorry for the stereotypes) – but their effect might be the same: discounting opinions of outsiders, even on subjects in which those outsiders have interest, knowledge, and experience.
  3. Politically privileged (in comparison with the manufacturing, energy, and other basic industries) political status of the software industry, also similar to that of Hollywood.
  4. Recent influx of “content creators” with hard left views.
  5. Immigration.  There is nothing wrong with the immigrant talent, which constitutes the overwhelming majority of the engineering workforce in Silicon Valley.  These immigrants are skilled, honest, and loyal.  But, being immigrants, they are unable to resist the manipulation and attacks from the hard Left.  This situation enabled a small cadre of Leftist agitators to create impression that their views are representative of the technical professionals.

Updated since 02/15/2017.

You wouldn’t believe who’s behind “Battle for the Net”

The main organization behind the malicious smear campaign, fraudulently using phrase “net neutrality” is Free Press, a revolutionary Marxist group.  Robert W. McChesney, a founder of Free Press, sounds like Lenin.  From his 2014 article Sharp Left Turn for the Media Reform Movement (emphasis  is mine):

“In subsequent years the U.S. media reform movement blossomed, led primarily by a group I co-founded, Free Press. On a number of major issues … Free Press led the charge in Washington, DC. The thinking behind the group and the movement was to have one foot in the battles of the day as they were being fought in the capital, while having another foot doing organizing in the field, with the idea of expanding popular awareness and involvement in the movement. We realized that for most people the range of media policy outcomes then countenanced in Washington seemed abstract or inconsequential. We needed to capture their imagination with bold and radical proposals. The strategy was to create an army for structural media reform …”
Continue reading You wouldn’t believe who’s behind “Battle for the Net”

Amazon and The Washington Post

In September 2015, Amazon.com, controlled by Jeff Bezos, added to its Amazon Prime package free subscription(*) to the The Washington Post, owned by Jeff Bezos (1).  Thus, The Washington Post officially became an integral part of Amazon. This kind of arrangement between a national newspaper and a monopoly in multiple retail segments is unprecedented.

The Washington Post is one of the most rabid fakestream media outlets.  Amazon is one of The Dirty 129, having served as a “witness” in a lawsuit, filed by the corrupt Washington State Attorney General Ferguson against the Executive Order No. 13769. Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.

Even before the elections, Donald Trump hinted that Amazon was a monopoly, and later The Washington Post assigned a special reporter’s team to dig dirt on him.

(*) Free subscription for 6 months and 60% discount for unlimited time after that.

Who leans left, falls left. The Dirty 129

This is a summary of When Silicon Valley Went Off the Cliff, focusing on connections and parallels between the short lived “ban alarmism” and climate alarmism.  From January 28 through  February 8, a number of Silicon Valley and Washington state corporate executives participated in an attempt to topple President Trump, orchestrated by the Left after President Trump signed  the original order, Executive Order No. 13769 Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States on January 27.  WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, one of the Attorneys General United for Clean Power, filed a stinky lawsuit against President Trump and succeeded to halt implementation of the Executive order.  129 corporations, who hold monopolies in Internet search, “social media,” TV and movie streaming, as well as other markets for speech and press, filed an Amici Brief supporting the rogue Attorney General against the President.  Their reaction to the Executive order was so out of proportion that an analogy with climate alarmism immediately sprung  to mind.  Here, I do not recite the original Executive order because I expect that readers did not trust to the Fake Stream Media reporting about it.

Some of the social dynamics behind this overreaction are described in the essay When Silicon Valley Went Off the Cliff.  This new low looks like a development of climate alarmism, compressed in time from 30 years to 10 days and happening on the scale of corporations instead of nations.  Like a small scale experiment with societal instability, one might say.   Continue reading Who leans left, falls left. The Dirty 129

Tech Workers Protest Trump?

The fake news networks (FNN) widely reported a demonstration of about 150 alleged tech workers against President Trump in connection to the immigration order. The photos from the demonstration show massive presence of UNITE HERE! – an extremist union whose captive membership consists mostly of unqualified workers.

Dubious Tech Workers Protest in San Francisco
This collage attempts to capture the spirit of the demonstration. The original photo had the word ‘justice’ in place of ‘$15/hour’.

I appreciate the sacrifice of these tech workers (if there are any; see the fake scientists demonstration) for the sake of profits of their employers who advocate unrestricted immigration from low-wage countries that replace American tech workers.

Reddit is too Red for Climate Realists

It is getting more weird on Reddit.  I have been banned after re-posting the link to my article, pointing to the math errors in IPCC climate models and to the failure by so-called “climate modelling community” to develop specialized chips that would have allowed it to produce its garbage predictions thousands times faster: Continue reading Reddit is too Red for Climate Realists

Google: hard-Left search engine?

There is an interesting comment on my WUWT article from somebody with insider’s knowledge of Google Search backroom operations. This is a direct quote that cements the need for a skeptical search):

There are countless other reports of manipulation of conservative sites and blogs. With Google’s longstanding policy of favoring inbound links from .edu and .gov blogs, they’ve effectively created their own hard-Left political search engine.
Continue reading Google: hard-Left search engine?