Study Guide: Riots in the Middle East/ More on Google

Glenn discussed the continuing violence spreading throughout the Middle East. While stories are still developing, here are some of the news stories Glenn will be touching on:

1.  Clashes erupt as Mexican president visits city

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110216/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/lt_mexico_oaxaca_protests

2.  More Protests Expected At State Capitol

http://www.channel3000.com/news/26886617/detail.html

3.  Bahrain, Yemen, Libya Face Protests as Region's Unrest Spreads

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-16/bahrain-shiites-rally-after-funeral-for-second-person-killed-in-the-unrest.html

4.  'Brothers' in Egypt Present Two Faces

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704629004576135882819143872.html

Glenn also talked about Google and his concerns about the tech company which is so integrated into the fabric of our lives. Why the concern? Some of Glenn's reasons are outlined below:

ERIC SCHMIDT ON GOOGLE – FROM WSJ INTERVIEW 2010

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704901104575423294099527212.html

§ The day is coming when the Google search box—and the activity known as Googling—no longer will be at the center of our online lives. Then what? "We're trying to figure out what the future of search is," Mr. Schmidt acknowledges. "I mean that in a positive way. We're still happy to be in search, believe me. But one idea is that more and more searches are done on your behalf without you needing to type."

§ "I actually think most people don't want Google to answer their questions," he elaborates. "They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next."

§ Let's say you're walking down the street. Because of the info Google has collected about you, "we know roughly who you are, roughly what you care about, roughly who your friends are." Google also knows, to within a foot, where you are. Mr. Schmidt leaves it to a listener to imagine the possibilities: If you need milk and there's a place nearby to get milk, Google will remind you to get milk. It will tell you a store ahead has a collection of horse-racing posters, that a 19th-century murder you've been reading about took place on the next block.

§ Says Mr. Schmidt, a generation of powerful handheld devices is just around the corner that will be adept at surprising you with information that you didn't know you wanted to know. "The thing that makes newspapers so fundamentally fascinating—that serendipity—can be calculated now. We can actually produce it electronically," Mr. Schmidt says.

§ …Google takes a similarly generous view of its own motives on the politically vexed issue of privacy. Mr. Schmidt says regulation is unnecessary because Google faces such strong incentives to treat its users right, since they will walk away the minute Google does anything with their personal information they find "creepy."

§ Really? Some might be skeptical that a user with, say, a thousand photos on Picasa would find it so easy to walk away. Or a guy with 10 years of emails on Gmail. Or a small business owner who has come to rely on Google Docs as an alternative to Microsoft Office. Isn't stickiness—even slightly extortionate stickiness—what these Google services aim for?

§  Mr. Schmidt is surely right, though, that the questions go far beyond Google. "I don't believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time," he says. He predicts, apparently seriously, that every young person one day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends' social media sites.  "I mean we really have to think about these things as a society," he adds. "I'm not even talking about the really terrible stuff, terrorism and access to evil things," he says.

Schmidt on Soros

§  CEO ERIC SHMIDT “MY VIEW OF SOROS IS THAT HE IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD TODAY IN TERMS OF IMPACTS HE’S HAD”

§  GOOGLE/SOROS HAVE $17 MILLION INTO A VENTURE WITH OMIDYAR NETWORK TO FUND ENTERPRISES IN INDIA

§   (1). On Aug. 9, 2006, Schmidt held an interview with George Soros to discuss Soros’s new book. During the interview, they referenced past contacts they had had, demonstrating a long-time relationship between them

§  (2). In a March 29, 2010 press release from the Open Society Institute, Soros encouraged Google to choose Baltimore as the city to launch their high speed internet project, “for the same reasons that I selected Baltimore for my philanthropic investment,” Soros said

§  (3). Soros’s request shows that he identifies Google as one with his same left-wing ideals.

1.        http://articles.cnn.com/2011-01-20/tech/google.schmidt_1_sergey-brin-google-co-founder-larry-page-google-s-street-view?_s=PM:TECH

2.        http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6150320548187842685#

3.        http://www.soros.org/initiatives/baltimore/news/google-fiber-20100329

VIDEO

APPROX 8:28-10:27 mins; In this segment Soros talks about short-circuiting the American system and creating open societies in the world.

§ Get rid of Bush… We could short circuit bubble of American supremacy… a false idea but nevertheless becomes part of reality….

MoveOn.org – According to Newsbusters 2006, “Google has become the single largest private underwriter of MoveOn.org”. DNC sources say, MoveOn has received more than $1 million from Google and its lobbyists in DC to create grassroots support for the Internet regulation legislation.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/node/5372#ixzz1Dlkn9OHe

a.        Google  also gave money to the Trickle Up Program which receives funding from Tides and Open Society.

i.         http://www.trickleup.org/media/publications/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageid=3235

ii.        http://www.trickleup.org/about/History.cfm

1.        “The trickle up program continues to be a critical vehicle for poor people’s social and financial empowerment.”

b.        They’ve donated almost half a million to Jimmy Carters “Carter Center”

GOOGLE CONTRACTS

§ NASA & GOOGLE DEAL: NASA houses fleet of jets/helicopter to ferry Google executives, planes are supplied with Department of Defense jet fuel…deal was struck in name of “scientific research.”

§ FCC & GOOGLE: FCC began using Google Analytics to monitor number of visitors to its website, even though one analyst said Google’s privacy provisions are “rather weak.” … visitors to the website are never informed of their tracking unless they happen to first check the agency’s privacy policy.

§ DOI & GOOGLE: Google recently sued the Department of the Interior for refusing to consider its product for a $50 million bidding contract.

§ Pentagon Spending: In September 2010, Google landed its biggest Pentagon contract, inking a $27 million deal with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) even after media reports raised questions of favoritism… with this deal, Google landed the largest government contract ever a $26.7 million dollar renewable sole-source contract for Google Earth spatial imaging software with with the secretive Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).  With that decision, Google multiplied nine fold the total of $3.02 million in direct purchase orders that it has received from 25 federal government agencies since is founding 1998.

§ High level support from Obama admin:... Google outmaneuvered rivals to secure federal government certification for its Apps for Government software. That certification helped the company win a competitive $6.5 million contract in December 2010 to provide email for 15,000 employees of the General Services Administration.  Complaints arose that Google received preferential treatment

An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn Beck share the details:

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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