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Has the censorbund been vanquished? Taibbi thinks yes, for now πŸ”— 1679714047  

These [name redacted] would-be censors are different. They have no sense of humor, no imagination, and exactly one distinguishing characteristic: they know what’s best for you. Anti-disinfo work suits them because they all have a Poppins streak that quietly gets off on binning your digital dirty bits (after the voyeuristic thrill of logging on to watch them in secret, with special credentials, which they rub with pleasure in evenings). They’re the vilest kind of snobs, and when they finally were forced to show their real selves to the public β€” and here I feel safe in thanking Elon Musk for making that possible, via the #TwitterFiles β€” the public rightfully recoiled from these arrogant power-worshipping mediocrities.
The mediocrities will never stop until egalitarianism, that deranged impulse to make everyone as lame as them, is rejected in toto. War will empower them anew; they have simply slunk off to the shadows temporarily. Still, Matt has the right attitude:
We don’t have to concede to a future of always being at war somewhere abroad, and with each other at home. We don’t have to put up with a government that doesn’t tell us anything. Most of all, we can go back to enjoying life, on our own terms, without stressing over an endless succession of panics invented by politically insecure losers. We can do so much better, and we will, because this place is ours to run, a fact the singing censors should never have let us remember.
Ultimately you just have to keep striking the root over and over. Never ever stop, and keep breathing in and out longer than the bad guys.

Ron Unz goes on PressTV to talk about American Pravda πŸ”— 1679706721  

He's pretty much in the "Jews Did 9/11" camp at this point. I'd say they definitely had foreknowledge and certainly had the means & motive to make it worse (which likely explains building 7, and perhaps the freefall collapse of 1 & 2). That said, the evidence that the actual hijackings were 100% a saudi plot is near bulletproof at this point. About the only seriously unexplained thing at this point remains the Pentagon. If there were any role for an "Inside Job" I'd put it there, as it quite conveniently obliterated the department auditing pentagon expenses at the time.

That said, if you believe the stories about the Saudis being cryptojews...

TX gon LEGALIZE IT πŸ”— 1679689748  


RU/CN/IR: The new "axis of evil" πŸ”— 1679675268  

The memo's gone out. It's war. God help us.

LLMs about to shit up your codebase in a big and exciting way πŸ”— 1679611663  

Springtime for cuntpasters

CashApp: Fraud is the fundamentals πŸ”— 1679611526  

Been saying for some time this use of community banks to avoid scrutiny was going to explode in multiple startups' face. Narrowly avoided working for one of the practitioners of this, and gladly so.

FED remains clueless πŸ”— 1679611438  

par for the course. Next, CREITs and Everyone's favorite retard GMAC have their turn in the barrel.

The collegiate war on students πŸ”— 1679608280  

I have come to the conclusion that the sort of intimacy required to form meaningful relationships necessarily means a lack of recording devices. If every social mistake kids make growing up (there are many) is on the permanent record, that's a recipe for neurotic, fucked up kids. It's the same in the modern workplace. I refuse to engage with anyone without a BAC.

The article even makes clear that all that has happened as a result is that social activity has been driven underground. If the unis admins had 2 brain cells to rub together (difficulty: impossible) they'd divest of all the land these evil fun events occur on so they are no longer liable.

Why inflation will get worse πŸ”— 1679488405  

.gov needs negative real rates to weasel out of their debts, which increase with no end in sight. This is also why they're going to resort to dirigisme and capital controls when everyone figures out the country is a financial gulag.

Mish summarizes the banking crisis πŸ”— 1679410528  

The Fed crammed deposits down the throats of banks via QE
The Zero Reserve requirement by the Fed encouraged banks to speculate.
Not happy with free money for nothing, banks invested deposits into long duration treasuries and mortgage backed securities.
Regulators at the banks and Fed did no duration risk analysis
As the fed hiked rates, total bank losses hit $620 billion.

Instead of making $253 billion in annualized free money, banks collectively managed to lose $620 billion. Way to go!
It really is funny that the only bank that proposed just parking all the money at the fed and making that sweet free money was told "No". Lol.

Capital Gains tax hike incoming? πŸ”— 1678991738  

If so, non-dividend issuers will get raped

Taibbi's take on the Twitter Files hearings πŸ”— 1678802173  

The style of the new anti-speech Democrat is clear: define all government critics as lacking standing to criticize, impugn their prior opinions and associations, imply that all their beliefs are conspiracy theory, define their lack of faith in the FBI’s judgment as treasonous, and declare their motivation to be financial. Lastly, when they invoke common constitutional rights, make a note that their activities exist in an uncovered carve-out.
Sounds like a bulletproof bubble to me

El Salvador: Gang Crackdown πŸ”— 1678368807  

Destroying crime and corruption is one of the best things that can happen for an economy. Investment is not possible with widespread extortion. It's a hard decision to make, but things like this are why the future always belongs to those willing to get their hands dirty to clean up the filth. Trouble in most countries, of course, is that the tool you would use to fix it (the police) are bent too.

USG of course peddles ludicrious story to counter Hersh's about Nord Stream πŸ”— 1678368058  

Coming, of course, from anonymous sources in the state intelligence apparatus. Given the NYT has a bad record of laundering CIA talking points via this mechanism, and Sy does not, I doubt the sincerity of the piece.

Taibbi addresses congress on the censorship machine πŸ”— 1678367801  

One hopes this leads to a wider investigation, but with the war hysteria how it is I wouldn't hold my breath. They'll murder free speech and this time it's never coming back.

Nigerians get an India-style cash shortage πŸ”— 1678367676  

And a CBDC! For people that live in shacks floating in the lagoon. There are no words to describe such idiocy.

Chris Hedges: The lynching of the Deplorables πŸ”— 1678220506  

The cheerleading, or at best indifference, by Democratic Party supporters and much of the left to these show trials will come back to haunt them. We are exacerbating the growing tribalism and political antagonisms that will increasingly express themselves through violence. We are complicit, once again, of using the courts to carry out vendettas. We are corroding democratic institutions. We are hardening the ideology and rage of the far-right. We are turning those being hounded to prison into political prisoners and martyrs. We are moving ever closer towards tyranny.
Banana Republic

More Iran hyperventilation inbound? Huge lithium find πŸ”— 1677867298  

Remember, Lithium is the actual secret sauce in H-Bombs.

Serious unrest brewing in Montana? πŸ”— 1677167813  

But this is a new thing. Montana has always been the site of land battlesβ€”but these warring factions are brand new. The Washington Post presents the risk as one-sidedβ€”that angry Trumpists are going to soon resort to violence because, well, that’s what they do when the modern world comes knocking. The media doesn’t notice that Trump flags are being raised in reaction to the rainbow ones, not in spite of them. The anger bubbling up from Three Forks isn’t happening because Montanans, left alone for decades, somehow developed into anachronistic bigots unready for the modern world. It’s happening because Montanans got their sh*t taken. They were intentionally shoved out, left behind. Their music, their signs, their cars, their languageβ€”they’re all born from a fresh wound.
How dare those natives resent being colonized by the coastal elites

Better without AI: on the real harms of recommender engines πŸ”— 1676483881  

Review linked here is pretty much what I would have written myself. Book itself is highly worth reading, along with all of David's stuff.

Why do the elites really want a CBDC? πŸ”— 1676067041  

See the close of the article. KYC/AML being a huge failure, as predicted at the outset, is the core rationale behind institutional desire for CBDCs. This is of course a crock of shit, as KYC/AML is just an arbitrary way to put the thumb on scales for the cronies, as it criminalizes everyday behavior. The real crime is "needing" it at all due to our vile & criminal taxation systems.

Andrei over at the Saker throws in the towel πŸ”— 1676050255  

For reasons similar to the concerns which will eventually terminate this blog as well. When war starts, there's no way in hell free discussion will be allowed, and things look more or less inevitable at this point. So why not just call it?

Sy Hersh: USG knocked out nord stream πŸ”— 1675873323  

Happy to see him on substack!

The new 3:30 ramp πŸ”— 1675780007  

Overnight prices. I'm guessing that the PPT is involved somehow here too.

ChatGPT: the slickest con yet πŸ”— 1675452242  

It's the same kind of confidence + slapdash connection of the dots in a way people fill in the blanks that you expect. Clever Hans, but not motivated by carrots unfortunately. Anyhow this is why I see its primary application being Drowning the world in an unstoppable torrent of spam. This is basically an electronic warfare platform that's about to be unleashed upon all of us, and further fuck up the ability to find anything of value online.

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