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California: Breaking your legs and outlawing crutches πŸ”—
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β€œCalifornia’s first-in-the-nation law banning the sale of new gas-powered mowers and blowers also targets a machine that has become increasingly popular with consumers in recent years β€” portable generators. As people face power blackouts β€” in areas where utilities have cut power to curb wildfire threats, for example β€” many have turned to generators as a backup energy source. The new law, AB 1346 by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), was signed Oct. 9 by Gov. Newsom. Berman’s bill requires the sale of new small off-road engines to be zero-emission by 2024, or when the Air Resources Board says the cutoff is feasible, whichever is later. β€˜Small’ means less than 25 horsepower, and portable gas-powered generators typically have half that level, or less. Portable gas-powered generators would be phased out by 2028.”
Couple this with shutting down Diablo Canyon, the provider of 1/5 it's base load with no plan whatsoever will work great.

New Blog post: The apotheosis of propaganda πŸ”—
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Why it's all bullshit, and bad for ya

That was Fast πŸ”—
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Turkish stock market collapses, trading halted.

Erdogan's Dangerous Game πŸ”—
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So, he's a mercantilist who doesn't want to get vassalized via IMF debt bondage. As such he is instead executing the "economic hitman" gameplan on his country but to enrich his own faction focused on exports.

...Or, yanno, his government could have just stopped spending so so much money that they need to constantly hit Ctrl+P in order to keep the government solvent. Don't need an IMF loan if you don't run deficits to the tune of 3% GDP every year. Also, if you are just gonna default via inflation to avoid IMF debt bondage, why not just default on the already considerable debt load they have?

Oh wait, because that version of the farce doesn't wind up with big E in power. Instead the people would benefit by shaking the sickness out of the system. Can't have that.

PPI up 28%! πŸ”—
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Q1 gettin raped

The latest in robotic bartending πŸ”—
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Things have come a long way since the bartendro.

The Ascento πŸ”—
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This is the best idea coming out of bipedal robotics. Would be life changing for paraplegics.

Mandates smacked by the senate πŸ”—
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More or less total defeat of the administration. Turns out forcibly abolishing peoples' social lives is unpopular, who'da thunkt.

Even the FED lying statistics are damning now πŸ”—
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CPI-W now at 7.5%. Dems are cooked in '22. Bond markets still don't give AF. Crash flag flying as high as it can.

Aussies now self-immolating over the mandates πŸ”—
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Nobody will care, just like nobody cares about the men who self-immolate after being ruined by family court for frivolous reasons.

Russia and India now have bilateral currency exchange πŸ”—
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Uncle Satan becomes less relevant by the day

Scott Horton interviews Gilbert Doctrow on Russian situation πŸ”—
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Missile Crisis 2: Electric Boogaloo sadly

Movement Lawyering getting clients thrown in the slammer πŸ”—
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Criminal negligence and conflict of interest by the woke. Par for the course with these Weltverbesserers.

The latest kop pseudoscience πŸ”—
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Phrenology, but with irises. Amazing.

France and Italy align against Germany πŸ”—
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Huge Development, likely fatal to the EU. Germany remains delusional and does not realize their former masters still lust for their territory and have huge debts that can't be paid any other way. If they don't wise up soon and re-arm, they are in for a rude awakening.

More of the Biden Mandates get smacked down πŸ”—
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I of course don't expect them to go to SCOTUS, as that might touch the third rail of why EOs, PDDs and administrative law is considered lawful in the first place. We shall see.

Eurodollar futs invert πŸ”—
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Yet more deflationary signs. I too expect J-Pow to unload the toxic waste on FED balance sheets, but not hike ever.

At least 69 Athletes claimed by the Vax last month πŸ”—
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Nice

Best Buy misses because of shrinkage πŸ”—
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At this point I am cynical enough to buy the idea that even the coddling of criminals by dem DAs is just them talking the book of party elites who want everything to be ordered from big tech

Thierry Meyssan on how many times Foreign intelligence have tried to have him whacked πŸ”—
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I remember reading about a few of these when they happened. I hope he doesn't get too much more of "the treatment" back in his homeland.

Ukraine Threat continues to escalate πŸ”—
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Very concerning in light of the point Ron Unz makes regarding what historically happens after literati purges in the USA.

FED suddenly worried about inflation πŸ”—
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Moar like "concerned about dem prospects in 2022". Regardless, FED actions guaranteed to be either too much or too little because that's how central economic planning works.

Stripe becomes publicani πŸ”—
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Tax farming for fun and profit

Building a bridge to Meta-Rationality πŸ”—
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This is one of the most important essays I've read in quite some time. The author's how to think real good explains exactly why a praxeological approach is required to achieve real AI. This has made me realize praxeology is the first metacognitive model -- it's synthesis of methodological dualism in response to Mises' brother's monism was my bridge to metarationality. His thoughts on boomeritis really hit home for me. The passage therein is quite apt:
Our actions are called forth spontaneously by the situation we find ourselves inβ€”not rationally planned in advance.
The impossibility of socialist planning is simply a specific case of the impossibility of the frame problem. Which means prices are the solution to AI too. Rather than attempt to find a closed form solution, build an ordinal mapping of preferences and rank (prices).
Action is driven by perception, not plans.
This is literally the action axiom.

On the bimodality of selection pressure πŸ”—
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Great Essay. Sturgeon's Law is really just an observation of this effect rather than a cause.

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