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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Welcome to life in China's "Social Credit System," where a low score can ruin your life in more ways than one.




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I'm guessing the Tiananmen Square protesters would be walking.

#1 | Posted by Spork at 2019-05-18 09:16 PM | Reply

Who cares.

Others than the trump miscreants desperate to change the subject

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-18 10:19 PM | Reply

What a sad little man you are.

#3 | Posted by Spork at 2019-05-18 10:29 PM | Reply

We need this in America!

-the Left

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-18 10:29 PM | Reply

"Under the spreading chestnut tree I sold you and you sold me:
There lie they, and here lie we
Under the spreading chestnut tree."

"Do it to Julia! Not me!"

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-05-18 11:06 PM | Reply

We need this in America!
-the Left


I saw this episode of Black Mirror.

Is this where we are now, gang?

You can't make up crazy enough **** to assign to democrats so you can be mad about them so now you're assigning us works of fiction?

#6 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-05-19 07:28 AM | Reply



The episode is set in a world where people can rate each other from one to five stars for every interaction they have, which can impact their socioeconomic status. Lacie (Bryce Dallas Howard) is a young woman overly obsessed with her ratings; she finds an opportunity to elevate her ratings greatly and move into a more luxurious residence after being chosen by her popular childhood friend (Alice Eve) as the maid of honour for her wedding. Her obsession leads to several mishaps on her journey to the wedding that culminate in a rapid reduction in her ratings.

#7 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-05-19 07:31 AM | Reply


Could you imagine that ish in real life? That woman is basically homeless and goes crazy in the episode as everyone prejudges her off her rating

#8 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-05-19 08:51 AM | Reply

Could you imagine that ish in real life?


Of course I can.

It's the Democratic Party's platform.

Ask #4.

#9 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-05-19 10:01 AM | Reply

The tools hi-tech has provided Governments with powerful ways to control human beings. They are hardly limited to China. At one point Russia routinely trained children to rat on their parents, but I don't know if that is still a common practice. The USA has generated a terrorist watch list, notoriously produced by right wing extremists in the deep State that hate liberals, and put Ted Kennedy and Cat Stevens on their list.

The credit bureau system in this country is designed to maximize bank profits. Any paying participant anywhere can make any claim against you they want and it will be immediately recorded in triplicate without any proof. If you attempt to correct those errors, numerous proof requirements will be thrown at you which varies between credit bureaus, beginning with proving who you are, as if anybody else on the planet has any interest in correcting an erroneous fact about oneself. Negative information from industry are immediate. Positive information provided by individuals take months and longer to be recorded. It used to be nearly impossible to fix errors until legislation was put in place forcing the bureaus to respond to the public. The economic impact of these policies are very similar to how things play out in US family courts where women are generally protected and men stripped of assets as quickly as possible.

TV is the most powerful Orwellian tool consuming most people's free time. In the USA and other similar western economies information is controlled by for profit capitalists. In socialist countries and dictatorships, like Sweden, Saudi Arabia and China TV content is controlled by the State. Sweden worked actively to protect its citizens from potential media abuse whereas the USA and China use it as their most important tool of control, but in very different ways. During the eighties cable and satellite companies made inroads into Swedish markets with commercial programs originating in other countries.

#10 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-05-19 10:06 AM | Reply



What's everyone's credit score here in America?

Too low for a transportation ban... I mean car loan?

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-05-19 02:05 PM | Reply

(chuckles) We already have this in America.

Anyone remember "Klout?" They say it gone but if you look under its "Products" drop menu, you'll see something... eerie

#12 | Posted by MisterCarajo at 2019-05-19 02:56 PM | Reply

We already have our own version of 1984.

But. I guess focus on China?

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-19 02:58 PM | Reply

- We already have our own version of 1984.

Yeah, it's called 2014: The Snowden Files

when it was exposed that Obama and his cabal had been spying on all Americans, but not Trump.

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-05-19 03:06 PM | Reply

"Yeah, it's called 2014: The Snowden Files ... when it was exposed that Obama and his cabal had been spying on all Americans, but not Trump."

Trump wasn't President by then, Einstein.

I'll bet President Biden wasn't caught spying in Snowden's report either!

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-19 03:12 PM | Reply

Wait, wait, wait.

Do you really think you have a right to privacy in America? Go look yourself up on Google, Bing, or Duck... what did you find? How about your pictures? Just with FB alone, I can find almost everything about you. And with online apps like PeopleFinder, I find out your address, and other private items for just a few dollars a month. With Amazon I can find what you like and even what books you read using GoodReads.

Even if you use a VPN, once you use your name, I got you. With places like DR, they have a list of IP addresses and even your MAC addy. All the admins have to do is run a trace and they know where you are.

There's nothing private anymore. Oh BTW for those of you that use TOR browser, the alphabet crew have keys to them.

The only way to get private is get off the grid and move to the mountains or forests. However, I hear Google sent some drones to maps those hidden places, too.

#16 | Posted by MisterCarajo at 2019-05-19 04:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

only 34 years late... but who's counting?

#17 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-05-19 07:26 PM | Reply

--We already have our own version of 1984.

Yeah, mobs of Leftists trying to flush history down the "memory hole."

#18 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-05-19 07:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Yeah, mobs of Leftists trying to take our participation trophies.



#19 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-05-20 04:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#16 That's the tip of the iceberg. The relationship between Google, FB, LinkedIn, Microsoft, the giant telecom service providers, and "three letter agencies" in the US is staggering.

#20 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-20 10:30 AM | Reply

Yeah, it's called 2014: The Snowden Files

when it was exposed that Obama and his cabal had been spying on all Americans, but not Trump.


Not the same Comrade.

The point of closely watching China is that those methods are adopted here by Corporations. Government sponsored social credit is not here yet. Corporations (Facebook, google) are doing a fine job of establishing social credit here.

It's so easy a Russian can do it!!

And our government let them. To the detriment of our democracy and our elections.

The point of watching China is to learn what NOT to do here.

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-20 11:06 AM | Reply

Every click, every search, every word you type, is recorded. The internet never forgets and it is controlled by self righteous punks who answer to no one. That seems to be a lot of power to blindly grant anyone.

#22 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-20 08:50 PM | Reply

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