Advisory: Be careful of what you read on social media. The algorithms used by these platforms have no regard for Biblical truth. They target your emotions to keep you engaged on their site so their advertisers can drop more ads. These platforms exist to enrich their stockholders. Consider God’s promise to Believers in James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
Students in New York City public schools will be able to remove their masks outside starting next week, but must keep them on inside for the time being, according to Schools Chancellor David Banks.
“I am overjoyed that we are able to make this exciting announcement and securely allow children and employees at NYC public schools to remove their masks when outside,” Banks said in a statement.
The action comes as COVID-19 infections in New York continue to fall following a December-January increase fueled by the Omicron variant’s appearance.
In many TV and radio interviews on Friday, Mayor Eric Adams praised the amended mask requirements, but specified no timetable for abolishing the indoor mask necessity in schools. “Eventually, we’re going to get to the point where we can loosen up on a lot of these mandates so we can go back to the degree of normalcy that we want,” Adams said on WPIX.
Kathy Hochul, the governor of New York, announced earlier this month that the matter of school mask laws would be revisited in the first week of March.
After a week off, students in New York City and much of the rest of the state will return to school on Monday.
Hochul admitted that the most pressing question she has is when the school mask rule would be lifted. She claimed that she had spoken with school principals, superintendents, PTAs, and teacher representatives, and that keeping schools open was her top concern.
According to the governor, her consultations led her to believe that the safest method to accomplish this was to require masks.
Hochul stated that she will reevaluate policies following the upcoming break. During the forthcoming vacation, the state will provide test kits for parents to use on their children so that officials may study the results.
“After the break, after we’ve had kids tested, we are going to make an assessment that first week in March,” Hochul said, adding that any decision will be based on a range of variables including case numbers, percent positivity, hospitalizations, and vaccines.
Hochul explained that high schools, whose vaccination rates are high, are treated differently than businesses because children are in a “very concentrated setting” with little flexibility of movement, while “adults can make their own decision.”
Hochul’s decision to leave the school mask rule in place for the time being comes after other blue states, including as New Jersey, Connecticut, and Delaware, announced that they would be lifting theirs. The statewide requirement in Connecticut will expire on February 28th, while the statewide mandate in New Jersey will be lifted on March 7th. Delaware’s deadline is March 31.
Hochul said, “That is a very strong possibility,” when asked if she would consider eliminating the school mask requirement on March 7 when children return from spring break and the state reviews test results.
Hochul was expected to drop a separate mask mandate set to expire this week that requires businesses to ask customers for proof of vaccination or to wear a mask, according to reports.
The internet has proved to be a place in which you can tune into various frequencies in search of a perspective that best fits your narrative. I could make up an argument on the fly and back it up with facts pertaining to my argument. With that being said, the news about COVID-19 is terrifyingly polarizing. There is a spectrum, by which all narratives of the COVID-19 agenda are carefully presented to anyone conducting research. The opposing sides of the spectrum are those who are sold on the COVID-19 pandemic, and those who aren’t sold at all.
But it becomes extremely important that we listen to our gut, when we notice that someone is eyeballing something that rightfully belongs to you. Our civil liberties are merely gods gift to man interpreted by men of power. No man, woman, government, organization, forum, or anything will prosper as a weapon against God. With that being said, when our God given rights are at stake, it is probably best to question the integrity of those who propose the removal of such rights. In summary, if you’re not a “conspiracy theorist” you probably aren’t asking very many questions about the world around you.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.Hosea 4:6
Following the success of a recent effort to have the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scrap its facial recognition program, privacy advocates are now targeting other agencies that employ the technology.
Public interest groups and legislators from both parties reacted angrily to reports last month that the IRS required people to upload selfies for an identity verification program managed by ID.me. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) called on the IRS to end the program, while Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) sought a blanket prohibition on the IRS collecting biometric data. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Media Alliance have joined the chorus of public interest groups calling for the IRS to abandon its plan.
Their advertising was a big hit. The IRS announced on February 7 that it will not utilize a third-party business to use face recognition to authenticate new accounts.
The IRS isn’t the only target of the privacy campaigners. EPIC and a coalition of 40 other interest groups sent a letter to other government agencies on Feb. 14 urging them to halt their facial recognition programs.
“Using a third-party face verification service also causes unnecessary security risks that are facilitated by government authorities, pushing people to pass over biometric data to a private corporation.” “Fraudulent activity is increasingly targeting biometric data, notably faceprints,” the organisations warned.
“The use of faces as a credential to access sensitive information by federal and state authorities is likely to result in large-scale data breaches of a credential that cannot be easily updated.”
Senators Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) joined the chorus a day later with a letter to the Department of Labor requesting it to assist state unemployment offices in ditching ID.me.
According to the letter, more than half of the states require job seekers to first create an ID.me account before filing for unemployment benefits. After the start of the COVID-19 epidemic, when most of their business moved online, government agencies’ usage of facial recognition accelerated.
In their letter, Wyden, Booker, and Warren said, “It is alarming that so many state and federal government agencies have outsourced their key digital infrastructure to the private sector.” “One of the most notable companies in the market, ID.me,… utilizes facial recognition software and lacks transparency about its processes and outcomes, which is particularly troubling.”
A request for comment from ID.me about the public campaign against it was not returned.
The business introduced a new way to authenticate identity without using computerized facial recognition on February 8.
“We’ve listened to user complaints concerning facial recognition software and are implementing this essential adjustment,” said ID.me CEO Blake Hall. “We’ve added an option for users to check directly with a human agent to guarantee customers have even more choice and control over their personal data.”
“In recent weeks, we’ve tweaked our procedure so that government institutions can provide consumers the option of verifying their identification with an expert human agent rather than a selfie check. This configuration is currently available to agencies. Beginning March 1, all ID.me users will be able to erase their selfie or photo from their ID.me account.”
Not everyone agrees that the government should forsake facial recognition. “The IRS was wrong to cave in to frenzy,” the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) remarked on Feb. 8.
“As tax season begins, it is sad to learn that the IRS has caved in to advocacy groups opposed to any and all forms of facial recognition,” the ITIF said. “Every year, the IRS tries to prevent billions of dollars in return fraud, identity theft, and other financial crimes that harm ordinary Americans, and more facial recognition would have been a step in the right direction.”
Those in favor of biometric data collection by large corporations, and government agencies are merely consumers concerned with ease of access. They lack a fundamental understanding of the implications of releasing open ended technology coupled with continuous innovation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a way of describing the blurring of boundaries between the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It’s a fusion of advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, genetic engineering, quantum computing, and other technologies. It’s the collective force behind many products and services that are fast becoming indispensable to modern life. Things like GPS systems that suggest the fastest route to a destination, voice-activated virtual assistants such as Apple’s Siri, personalized Netflix recommendations, and Facebook’s ability to recognize your face and tag you in a friend’s photo.
The person who labeled today’s advances as a new revolution was Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum and author of the book, The Fourth Industrial Revolution. In a 2016 article, Schwab wrote that “like the revolutions that preceded it, the Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to raise global income levels and improve the quality of life for populations around the world.”
Let’s not forget that Klaus was also the author of ‘COVID-19: The Great Reset‘. Directing his attention to a post pandemic paradigm shift. In which the very driving force behind our economic growth comes from advancements in technological cultivation of nature. Once Klaus got his message across, the royal family posted a two minute video displaying their support in the World Economic Fourm’s intentions. The end of the video displays the photo below, i’ll let those with keen eyes find what’s hidden here.
What most fail to grasp is that when all of the leading technologies of our civilization are combined, we’ve entered dangerous territory. If you combine advanced robotics, and artificial intelligence alone you’ll have a soulless person. There are kids playing around with AI code in their rooms nightly. This isn’t some far off threat, it’s a golden ticket for the less fortunate who want to make it big. Learning just two programming languages is enough to make six figures if you’ve got an extensive portfolio.
Why are tech companies paying so much for programmers? They’re in a rush to find the pinnacle of efficiency and innovation. But they never ask, what’s on the other side of that door? Once society reaches peak efficiency, Christians will already be subject to persecution. Because why would they bow to Jesus when they’ve got all the tricks up their sleeves? They will be taught to believe that we haven’t looked at life from their point of view. Everyone will paint the Christian man as evil for simply detesting human nature.
The technology comes with a price, if you don’t play by the same rules as the UN, WEF, Lucis Trust, etc. you’re going to be a second class citizen. The elite have cast their shadows on civilization to make their mark during each and every industrial revolution. Today we see Elon Musk trying to influence the crypto market by entertaining careless young traders. While at the same time, trying to make a breakaway civilization to get to mars.
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution, finally, will change not only what we do but also who we are. It will affect our identity and all the issues associated with it: our sense of privacy, our notions of ownership, our consumption patterns, the time we devote to work and leisure, and how we develop our careers, cultivate our skills, meet people, and nurture relationships”Klaus Schwab
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping every sphere of human life — from government to commerce; from education to healthcare. It is even impacting human values, opportunities, relationships and identities by modifying virtual as well as physical worlds of human beings. It is in my firm belief that Christians won’t get access to much of the technologies to come. By choice of course, because that is the nature of the puzzle God has laid out for us. We’ve been given free will to live for the world and repent there after. But to be born again, solidifies your role in this world. We’ve identified ourselves based on the values the bible emphasizes, and used them for the foundation of our very identities. To walk away from that is the unthinkable. Stay inquisitive in the word of God, and the world around you.
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