Stop Arguing Over DeSantis vs. Trump — It Doesn’t Matter!

They both suck Jewish cock

THE ARTFUL DILETTANTE

I hear people saying that because Trump lost in 2020, only DeSantis can beat the Communists in 2024. The faulty premise here is that we know for sure that Trump lost in 2020. NONE of the substantial evidence for fraud has been addressed anywhere in media, courts or government.

This isn’t about Trump vs. DeSantis. Personally, I would gladly take either. It’s about whether you can even hold an election when the people in charge of it are fraudsters and tyrants who merely want the pretense they hold office by the will of the people. Not that even the will of an authentic majority would excuse anything these monsters are doing.

A reader replies to me on Facebook:

Yes!!! Thank you!!! We must address the security of elections because does anyone honestly think they’re going to let DeSantis win?? Come on! No way!! Trump DID win!! Kari Lake just won…

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Was the Moon Landing Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Greatest Hoax of All”? You Decide.

LBJ: Master of Deceit

Or, did LBJ cunningly set the plan to convince the entire U.S. population (207 million) and the world (roughly 3.6 billion people) that the USA went to the moon in July, 1969?

Excerpted from: https://www.space.com/jfk-moon-speech-congress-apollo-60-years

The context of this content: The point about use of the phrase “You decide” is that this essay should not be construed as being an endorsement of the overall point, but a reasonably informed, objective summary statement of the scenario, and my humble interpretation / presentation. The “Possible Scenario” is just that.

The Apollo Program: The Greatest “Mass Formation Psychosis” Since Hitler’s Rise in the 1930s?

Researcher / author James Fetzer has led the way in questioning the legitimacy of the generally accepted “conventional wisdom” related to the moon landings.[1] In the process, he has assembled multiple compelling facets which, combined, reveal traces of evidence that are convincing and persuasive of his findings…

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Private Currency Vouchers: an Answer to the Money Problem

Beyond Money

Unlike, government and central bank fiat currencies which promise nothing but their acceptance as tax payments, private currency vouchers promise to be redeemed for real valuable goods and services. If the issuer is trustworthy and can be counted on to honor their pledge of redemption, their currency vouchers can provide traders with an exchange and payment medium that is superior to government and central bank fiat monies. Such honest currencies are neither novel nor odd, but have a long history and are an absolute necessity for the decentralization of economic and political power and the emergence of a peaceful and equitable social order.

So what sorts of entities can be trusted to keep their promises, how do they put their currencies into circulation, are such currencies legal, have such currencies ever been issued before? In brief, a currency voucher is spent into circulation when the issuer offers it as payment…

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How changes in supply chain finance disclosure could impact shippers

Supply Chain and Logistics

I’ve been waiting to publish this for quite a while, I know, but I think it’s an important issue. For smaller shippers and carriers, like small independent trucking firms, cash flow is extremely important. Factoring invoices can be a way to insure that the bulk of the money for a bill comes in at a known time, allowing plans for use of the money to be made. It’s also a way for the payer of an invoice, the shipper, to set payment dates at known times, so their cash flow can be managed.

According to the article, there have been recent changes to how factoring is reported on accounting records. In fact, firms did not need to disclose that they were using factoring until the new FASB rule went into effect after Dec 15, 2022.

What this means is that for fiscal years that begin after Dec 15, 2022, the…

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Elucidating Gonzalo Lira on Race Riots in America

Video Rebel's Blog

Gonzalo Lira did a video recently on the race riots he sees coming to America this Spring. I want to go a bit deeper. True, we can expect the usual suspects at ANTIFA and BLM (Black Lives Matter) funded by billionaires. He mentioned the recent murder of a Black motorist by 5 Black police officers in Memphis. I would add that quota cops can be just as dangerous as quota engineers, lawyers and professors.

Gonzalo sees World War III as the collapse of the American Empire. I recently wrote that Putin said Nyet to WW III when he announced the creation of an Army that the whole of NATO could not touch. He is upgrading to the S-500 air defense system. By comparison the US Patriot system is highly inferior to the Soviet S-300 of the late 1970s.

Putin will be adding 5 divisions of artillery. Russia, unlike America, never…

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I Found These Atheist Memes Online. Here’s What’s Wrong with Them?

Jesus Quotes and God Thoughts

Here is some great insight from Mike Winger. Frequently online, we will run into these memes. Mike Winger gives effective ways to refute them.

Atheist

Mike Winger is the featured teacher of BibleThinker online ministry. He graduated from the School of Ministry at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and was ordained in 2006. He has since served in various ministries with a primary focus on being a pastor for the youth, up until a few years ago when the growth and the demands of his online ministry have significantly increased. Mike has since transitioned into laboring full time with BibleThinker to provide free teaching content worldwide.

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What Is Reactionarism – Short Reactionary FAQ

Political Reactionary

1. What is Reactionarism?

Reactionarism is a set of ideas based on rejection of modernist, progressive philosophy. In the essence, reactionarism is anti-progressivism just as progressivism is anti-reactionarism. The term itself has origins in the French Revolution, describing those who opposed it and wished to return to previous state of affairs.

Foundation of reactionary philosophy is the importance of tradition and rejection of anything that destroys it, because destruction of tradition means destruction of human soul and humanity itself. Progressivism believes that technological progress should be followed by the social progress, and that social progress automatically leads to a better society. Needless to say, reactionarism rejects these arguments. As a result, it is a fundamental antithesis to progressivism and progressive ideologies such as Marxism. Progressives look to the future and upwards; reactionaries look to the past and downwards. Progressives want to build a Tower of Babel; reactionaries want to build…

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Bill Gates Blames Mainstream Media Spreading Conspiracy Theories

Bill Gates stole MS-DOS source code from C/PM…and stole the GUI from Xerox…and countless other betrayal in the open source community…and he is a skinner who spent a lot of time with Epstein…here is the man who built the most VIRUS-LADEN software ever, Windows, in charge of guidance on vaccine shit. He’s a skinner, a diddler, a chomo, a bitch ass nigga and the next time a pie is thrown in his face it will be and AIDS-Soda-Tuba-genderfluid pie…and he will be tarred and feathered

Undercurrents

Briahna Joy Gray and Robby Soave discuss Bill Gates’ comments in which he blamed mainstream media for amplifying Covid vaccine conspiracy theories

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In Unexpected Swing, Germany’s Public Now Favors Nuclear Power 

Tallbloke's Talkshop

Isar nuclear power site, Bavaria
Replacing what worked with what sounded good is finally running up against reality. The days of indulging in fantasy energy futures are fading. There’s so-called climate policy, and then there’s the need to survive the winters and keep the lights on. Back to the future.
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Russia’s war in Ukraine is forcing a rethink of energy security not only in Germany but also by the entire continent, and nuclear power is one of the winners, says OilPrice.com.

For decades, Germany has maintained a love-hate relationship with nuclear power. Currently, Germany has three existing nuclear reactors that produce ~6% of the country’s power supply, a far cry from the 1990s when 19 nuclear power plants produced about a third of the country’s electricity supply.

The genesis of the current state of affairs can be traced back to 1998 when a new center-left government…

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Humanity Matters: Protest is not “political antisemitism”

Justice for Palestine

The proliferation of mis- and disinformation in recent years is cause for grave concern, particularly, with the attendant risks to minorities and human rights. Justice for Palestine and Alternative Jewish Voices were pleased to see Humanity Matters New Zealand publish its report on misinformation, disinformation and online antisemitism in Aotearoa. While the report communicates important aspects of the lived experience of antisemitism, its passive use of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism has mingled legitimate expressions of protest with racial hatred. Sadly, that colours the results and constitutes a lost opportunity.

The survey is the first publication by Humanity Matters, a new human rights-oriented NGO. It foregrounds the experience and concerns of Aotearoa’s Jewish community. It offers helpful definitions of disinformation and misinformation and contextualises this in social media and in the recent COVID encounters. The report clearly identifies far Right individuals and organisations in Aotearoa as…

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Infinity? Really, Google?

Good eye…Google as a whole has turned to fecal matter

RobertLovesPi.net

When a typical calculator is asked to find 555^555, it causes an overflow error, and returns an error message. Not Google’s calculator, though.

Infinity? 555^555 is absurdly large, but it isn’t infinite. Just for starters, 555^555 + 1 is bigger. Infinity is larger than any number. It’s as far from 555^555 as it is away from the number one — an infinite distance, on any number line. Hopefully, as Google continues getting smarter, this will get fixed.

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Why the Normans invaded England–not to mention how

Notes from the U.K.

The usual path to the Norman invasion runs through the invaded country and begins with Edward the Confessor–very nearly the last of the Anglo-Saxon kings. But you know what? We’re not taking that route. We’ll go through France and start with a French king named Louis the Stammerer.

Louis had reason to stammer. He’d secretly married a woman his father, Charles the Bald, hadn’t selected. (Bad prince. Daddy’s very displeased with you.) He and his contraband wife had two sons with boring names, then Charles the Bald had the marriage annulled and got Louis the Stammerer married to a woman he–that’s Charles the Bald–had chosen. They had one son, Charles, later known as Charles the Simple, who wasn’t born until after Louis the Stammerer died. 

Have you ever wondered whether the introduction of family-based last names improved life? Using only the evidence we have on hand, I’d argue…

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The First Land Fight

Incredible stuff

Fix Bayonets!

Introduction

Anyone who believes that the American Revolution was a war easily fought doesn’t know enough about American history. We might argue that the revolution first occurred as an idea in the heads of British citizens who began to wonder if they could forge their future without the interference of the king or parliament. Fighting the revolution was an entirely different matter. Still, before we get to that discussion, we need to explore what else was happening in the world besides men muttering over their mead in a Massachusetts pub about burdensome taxes.

In the last years of the Seven Years’ War (also called the French and Indian Wars), British fleets and armies ranged across the world stage, dismembering France and Spain’s colonial empires. But in London, from around 1750, British ministers had to consider the prospect of defending British territories from a wide range of enemies.

Looking at North…

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Where they stand

Facts

Aspects of Mind

1. The Talmud (jews’ holiest book)

  • Baba Mezia 114b. Gentiles are not humans, they are beasts.
  • Minor Tractates. Soferim 15, Rule 10. Rabbi Simon ben Yohai: Even the best of the Gentiles should all be killed.

2. The rabbis

  • Rabbi Shneur Zalman (esteemed founder of Chabad-Lubavitch): The difference between jew and gentile is not merely religious or racial. The souls of jews and gentiles are completely different in kind. “Gentile souls are of completely different and inferior order. They are totally evil, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever . . . . Indeed they themselves are refuse. . . . All jews are innately good, all gentiles are innately evil.”
  • Rabbi Manis Friedman: “. . . . The only way to fight a moral war is the jewish way: Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children (and cattle).”

3. Mass murder

  • Jews are behind the

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Russia Tried to Wage a Smart War

Scico

If You Can’t Win On The Battlefield, Get The Media To Publish Fantasy

And the Western media train ride to crazy town continues to hurtle down the tracks and does not realize the bridge over the River Dnieper has vanished. That is the best poetic imagery I could conjure up tonight to try to capture that pathology of so-called journalists to publish nonsense. A new meme emerged today — the Wagner Group is being wiped out.

Take a look at Shannon Vavra doing Deep State stenography for theDaily Beast:

Tens of thousands of fighters rounded up to fight inUkraine for Wagner Group, the Russian private mercenary fighting corps, have gone missing or died, according to a Russian non-governmental organization. . . .

TRENDING:BREAKING: Former Vice President Mike Pence Finds Classified Documents in…

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There is no such thing as an arms race: the United States is always far ahead.

ECD1 / TCO1

Before the Ukraine War, in 2021, the $2 billion barrier in military spending was surpassed for the first time in human history. It is therefore a cliché to repeat once again that worldwide military spending continues to exceed all previous peaks.

But it is not a cliché to note the abysmal disproportion between what the United States spends on the one hand, followed by the rest of the NATO member countries, and what the rest of the world spends on the other. Consequently, the arms race does not exist; there is no such “race” because one of the runners is always ahead.

The difference between what the United States spends and what its closest competitors spend has always been abysmal. According to the Stockholm Institute for Peace Research (Sipri), U.S. military spending in 2021 accounted for 41 percent of total military spending worldwide (1).

The closest competitor of the United…

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Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going; New Year Update on Gun Culture 2.0

Gun Culture 2.0

New Year Greetings, faithful readers. Prior to this post, my last entry here was on 16 November 2022. This 10-week break was the longest in the 10+ years I have blogged here at Gun Culture 2.0 (as well as 4 years blogging at Gun Curious).

I took a break both because I was overwhelmed by personal and family obligations and also because I have been rethinking my online and social media presence.

I was forced to do this reevaluation by my experiences over the years as well as reading Sherry Turkle’s book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, and two essays by Jonathan Haidt in The Atlantic last year, “Why the Past 10 Years of Amerian Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid” and “Yes, Social Media Really is Undermining Democracy.”

Turkle, Haidt, and others highlight all that is wrong with our increasingly mediated communication. Although…

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Microsoft’s Verified Publisher Status Abused in Email Theft Campaign

iSecurity

Microsoft and Proofpoint are warning organizations that use cloud services about a recent consent phishing attack that abused Microsoft’s ‘verified publisher’ status.

The post Microsoft’s Verified Publisher Status Abused in Email Theft Campaign appeared first on SecurityWeek.
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Scotland’s Sovereign Constitution Survives!

YOURS FOR SCOTLAND

Written comment from Breeks in answer to those who prefer English lies and deception.

DaveyTee19 is no different from the Unionist doctrine of unwritten conventions taken as gospel without rudimentary scrutiny, and simply asserted as being superior to the formal Constitutional doctrines of Scotland. Scottish doctrines which ARE documented, ARE supported by evidence, ARE witnessed, and DO have provenance.

The Union only survives by brazen and baseless assertions, tireless misdirection, and orchestrated sophistry. You will notice that “defence” of the Union is invariably focussed upon disputing the minutia and arbitrary discrepancies in Scotland’s Constitutional integrity, but never ever dwells very long upon the dodgy “legitimacy” of Westminster’s Parliamentary Sovereignty. The “fight” is never on “their” patch, but invariably to discredit Scotland, it is never to prove the rights and legitimacy of the Union. Are we surprised? With it’s origins mired in seedy corruption, bribery, coercion and innumerable ultra vires improprieties…

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To US Papers, Iranian Weapons Far More Newsworthy Than Those Made in USA

Civilizational-states such as Iran, Syria, China, Russia…. Lebanon, Libya, Belarus…eternal ZOG enemies

Ms. Cat’s Chronicles

Collage of Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal headlines by Kat Sewon Oh.

To US Papers, Iranian Weapons Far More Newsworthy Than Those Made in USA

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UK2023: the grass of tyranny is growing under our feet of clay

The Slog

The secretive nature of the UK Met Police is a pernicious disgrace.

In the 1880s, Met Police constables worked long 12-hour shifts six to seven days a week, receiving £1 a week. Even allowing for 142 years of inflation, £1,850 a year was not exactly a king’s ransom – unless you might be Labour MP Dianne Abbott making an idiot of herself on Morning Radio in 2015.

Fact is, politicians as usual got what they deserved: the dregs doing the job of the the crème. In the period 1881-94, 80 percent of all cop dismissals were for being inebriated on duty. That said, their lives were strictly controlled, with officers required to wear their uniforms

So at least, back then the intentions in a context of liberty protection seem to have been present and reasonably correct. By the time I was a kid scrumping apples in the 1950s, the…

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WATCH: A US Bioweapons Hub, Coronavirus Photos, And An Unsolved Mystery

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Compost Nationalism

The Serpent's Loft

One of my little rituals, as it were, above and beyond trying to make mindfulness the middlemost of my worship – is Stewardship. Is it perfect? Hell no. But it tracks. I don’t do big brained magick or source occult practises for use. Most of it is an abstract, a purely platonic weapon for me to be used in chipping away the Goddess in the Machine, as it were, freeing the ghost in the shell, banning mangaloid references. ETC. But to the Earth, it makes sense to send my first and foremost. And so I make rituals out of little, silly things. Like compost.

This morning, as I most often do, I woke up a few hours ahead of the rest of the clan. I had meant to go down the woods where I keep a little Veh. Or wayshrine. However, I ended up saddled with some other tasks, among…

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Rising beast system wants every man, woman and child to be a ward of the state, completely dependent on them for food, water, energy, security, shelter

LeoHohmann.com

According to multiple reports, Bill Gates is invested in artificial lab-grown eggs and has been since before the current egg shortage hit. No surprise there.

Gates is also heavily invested in U.S. farmland and lab-grown meat. He’s the single largest owner of farmland in America. He hasn’t ever explained exactly why he wants to possess all this farmland but we can assume it has something to do with making money, for that’s what Bill Gates does best. Make money.

Knowing what I know about Bill Gates, that he is already heavily invested in farmland, artificial eggs and lab-grown meat, here’s what I would do. I would remove this newly purchased land from the realm of productive, food-producing acreage. By doing so, that reduces the amount of land devoted to producing meat, dairy products and eggs, which millions of people depend on for a healthy source of protein, and I’d convert…

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Using a Bandaid to Treat Inflation.

Digital Empire

Whoa, take a look at that long list of blocked web domains that, would have otherwise gotten through if, I hadn’t used ‘Noscript’ to block all of them! This is what the average web surfer is bombarded with when they surf the internet naked. The site I’m visiting is CNBC, but look at all the parasitic third party websites that come along with party sized plastic cups in hand!

Jerome Powell, the head of the Federal Reserve, just raised interest rates by 0.25 points. It is one of many instances of the Federal Reserve taking action against the seemingly non-stop rise of inflation. The Federal Reserve has been doing this for almost a year now.

This sounds fair, because when you raise the country’s interest rates, you discourage the practice of Usury. Lending money for profit is the act of Usury. It prints money out of thin air, while adding…

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Armed Neighbors and Heroes Save More Lives

SlowFacts

Here in the United States, we defend ourselves with a firearm several thousand times a day. Each week we look at a few recent examples to see what we can learn. The discussion of each episode is on the Self Defense Gun Stories webpage.

Good guys like you saved lives.

The Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast

First story from Houston, Texas- Are you armed at home late at night?

It is just before midnight when you hear strange sounds outside your house. You go outside to see what is happening. You hear and see someone breaking into your neighbor’s house. Your neighbors are away. You shout for the intruder to stop. They stop for a few seconds. Then, they turn and charge you.

You’re armed. You present your firearm and shoot your attacker. Now he stops. You stop shooting. You call 911 and wait for the police to arrive.

You…

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Free Public Transport, Fare Integration, and Capacity

Pedestrian Observations

There’s an ongoing debate about free public transport that I’m going to get into later, but, for now, I want to zoom in on one aspect of the 9€ ticket, and how it impacted public transport capacity in Germany. A commenter on the Neoliberal Reddit group claimed that during the three months of nearly free public transport fares, there was a capacity crunch due to overuse. But in fact, the impact was not actually significant on urban rail, only on regional trains, in a way that underscores the importance of fare integration more than anything.

What was the 9€ ticket?

Last year, in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, fuel prices shot up everywhere. This created populist pressure to alleviate the price of fuel through temporary tax cuts, which further exacerbated last year’s high inflation. The center-right element within the German coalition, FDP, moved away from its…

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Do Ancestry DNA Tests Work?

European Origins

Nowadays many people resort to consulting DNA testing companies to determine where their ancestors have come from. For individuals from an uncertain or mixed background, this is especially intriguing, as proportions of inherited DNA from grandparents or generations further back can vary considerably.

Y-DNA, mtDNA and Autosomal DNA

Most DNA tests regarding ancestry provide either one or all three of the following: The Y-DNA Haplogroup, the mtDNA-Haplogroup and an estimate of autosomal DNA. The Y-DNA haplogroup is only inherited by male offspring, as a Y-Chromosome is necessary. People with the same haplogroup share a common ancestor, usually a couple of millennia back. The same is true for mtDNA, which is passed on by a mother to all her children, regardless of gender.

In regards to determining where your ancestors eventually came from the Y-DNA haplogroup is especially useful, as males traditionally stayed in their communities and took brides from other…

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Hackers Abused Microsofts “Verified Publisher” OAuth Apps to Breach Corporate Email Accounts

SecOperations

Microsoft on Tuesday said it took steps to disable fake Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) accounts that were used for creating malicious OAuth applications as part of a phishing campaign designed to breach organizations’ cloud environments and steal email.

“The applications created by these fraudulent actors were then used in a consent phishing campaign, which tricked users into granting permissions to the fraudulent apps,” the tech giant said. “This phishing campaign targeted a subset of customers primarily based in the U.K. and Ireland.”

Consent phishing is a social engineering attack wherein users are tricked into granting permissions to malicious cloud applications, which can then be weaponized to gain access to legitimate cloud services and sensitive user data.

The Windows maker said it became aware of the campaign on December 15, 2022. It has since alerted affected customers via email, with the company noting that the threat actors abused the consent to…

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Sudden US Dollar ‘Ponzi-Collapse’ now Possible in 2023 as States defy Coercion and use other Currencies

The Free

from thefreeonline on Jan 30th 2023 info from Brandon Smith via Rielpolitik/thefree/Liberty Nation

Many might be wondering why exactly the US dollar has yet to collapse. The United States maintains a $31.5 trillion national debt, runs an annual $1 trillion budget deficit, and forks out about $500 billion in interest payments. What’s the deal with the dollar?

For one thing, it helps that 90% of the world’s transactions are completed in Ponzi Greenbacks. If anyone dares dissent against US policy, the Washington leviathan and its many tentacles can cut off access.

US coercion is backed by sanctions control via the World Bank/IMF/Swift and over 900 military bases worldwide. We have to buy dollars to trade, and this is how the US can still JUST PRINT MONEY without collapse after all these years.

US debt impunity is a variation of a Ponzi scheme, enforced with…

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The hype about AI ChatGPT: “System hardly reflected critically”

It’s an embryonic version of a tool made available to the general public.

TechAint

Scientists see important questions about the AI ​​ChatGPT open and warn of data protection holes, missing sources, and invented information.

He can compose speeches and tell stories with a high degree of linguistic precision – and that too in a matter of seconds.The text robot ChatGPT, a language software with artificial intelligence (AI), developed by the US company OpenAI, is currently on everyone’s lips.The program, fed with huge amounts of data, caused a stir, but also aroused skepticism.

Scientists and AI experts in Germany warn of data protection and data security gaps, hate speech, and fake news. “At the moment there is this hype. I have the feeling that this system is hardly reflected critically,” says the founder of the “Leap in Time Lab” research laboratory and business administration professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Ruth Stock-Homburg.

ChatGPT has a very wide scope. In a kind of chat field, you can ask…

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What will higher unemployment figures in NZ mean for monetary policy?

ECONFIX

Although still low New Zealand’s unemployment figures today registered an increase of 0.1% to be at 3.4%. The labour market is still tight but there are signs that the reduction in job ads and monthly filled jobs are putting less pressure on the market. This may mean that the RBNZ, who sets monetary policy, sees that aggregate demand is starting to ease indicating a less aggressive stance with interest rates. With inflation at 7.2% and still well above the policy target agreement of 1-3%. the RBNZ might increase the OCR this February by 0.5% which is a reduction on the the previous increase of 0.75% on 23rd November. That would leave the OCR at a peak of 5.25% by May. However if high inflationary expectations become the norm the RBNZ might have to become more aggressive in its policy. Below is a mindmap on monetary policy which might be useful…

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The Smile on the Face of the Dragon.

The New Kremlin Stooge

WinkUncle Volodya says, “Whole nations are transported, exterminated, their name to be forgotten, except in the annual festival of their conquerors, when sycophants call the names of the vanquished countries to the remembrance of the victors.”

There was a young lady of Niger
Who smiled as she rode on a tiger;
They returned from the ride
With the lady inside,
And the smile on the face of the tiger.

Attributed to William Monkhouse

The greatest happiness is to vanquish your enemies, to chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth, to see those dear to them bathed in tears, to clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters.”

Genghis Khan

The thrill of controlling a large, powerful and potentially dangerous animal is undeniable; to make it your servant and compel it to do your bidding is satisfying balm to the ego. How much more satisfying again it must…

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Bootleggers & Baptists LXII: The Cartel Wants to Get in on Legal Weed

Inverted logic

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The War on Drugs waged by the United States since the 1970s has created a myriadofBootlegger and Baptists (1983)dynamics. Few people question who stands to benefit from the legalization of currently prohibited drugs. This question becomes more prominent as more jurisdictions globally legalize recreational Marijuana. What happens when the most evidentBootleggerof the illicit drug trade (the Sinaloa Cartel) works to legitimatize commercial Marijuana sales? Does this strategic move shift their position in the coalition to that of theBaptists?

This essay will examine this point to determine if thebad boysof the illegal dope game have turned over a new leaf. The legal status of Marijuana in Mexico is not as loose as the laws of their northern neighbors,CaliforniaandArizona. Medical cannabis has been legal inMexico since 2017, but what about the…

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Trials and Tribulations of the Collective West

UPROOTED PALESTINIANS: SALAM ALQUDS ALAYKUM

February 01, 2023

by Pepe Escobar, widely distributed on the Internet and posted with the author’s permission

Sit back, relax and enjoy a race to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The only question is who will get there first: the EU, NATO, or both.

One may be excused to imagine all sorts of amusement games unrolling at the HQ of the Russian General Staff as The Empire and NATO go literally bonkers. What crazy stunt will they come up with next – short of WWIII?

Here is adelightful put downof NATO’s dementia praecox. Everything so far has failed, from “crippling sanctions” to all sorts of wunderwaffen, while the whole Global South marvels at the exploits of Wagner PMC – now configured as the planet’s top urban fighting machine.

CIA mouthpiece Washington Post duly released how Washington, once again, had the Liver Sausage Chancellor Scholz for breakfast, lunch…

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 The Great Outdoors: Dangers of trapping season and how to free a trapped pet

Exposing the Big Game

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It is trapping season, a time of year when fur-bearing animals such as coyotes and bobcats are sought for their winter pelts.

Problems arise when domestic dogs get caught in traps intended for other animals.

On this edition of the Great Outdoors, Brooke Snavely shows how to release dogs that get caught in traps.

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Will We Know Alien Life When We See It?

Complexity Digest

Scientists and philosophers have been attempting to define life for ages. In biology class we were taught to define life through the set of features that we, and every other species on the planet share. Things like movement, respiration, growth, and reproduction. Life is made of cells and has DNA. But does biochemistry constitute the whole picture? As far back as 1970, Carl Sagan didn’t think so. Attempts at defining life, he and many others thought, were too constrained by the characteristics of life as we know it. A single example of extraterrestrial life could change everything.

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