SKYE’S LINKS 04/13/23
Free! Free at last! Well, not quite yet, but we may be on the way to the most important thing that has happened in America since FDR seized monetary gold nine decades ago. Get ready for a Holy Moses! moment. So calm down, get settled for first things first. Before the link below, read about the Texas Bullion Depository.
“The facility will not only provide a secure place for individuals, business, cities, counties, government agencies and even other countries to store gold and other precious metals, the law also creates a mechanism to facilitate the everyday use of gold and silver in transactions. In short, a person will eventually be able to deposit gold or silver – and pay other people through electronic means or checks – in sound money…
Any U.S. citizen can set up an account online and then ship or personally deliver metal to the facility. The Texas Bullion Depository will accept gold, silver, platinum, rhodium and palladium… Ultimately, depositors will be able to use a bullion-funded debit card that seamlessly converts gold and silver to fiat currency in the background. This will enable them to make instant purchases wherever credit and debit cards are accepted.”
See texasbulliondepository.gov for details. Okay, now you’re prepped to read what’s below. Worried or terrified about CBDCs that eliminate cash and give the Deep State control over every dime you spend? Texas is riding to your rescue. Please study this well, and hold on to your hat:
The Epoch Times has a very well-done interview of historian Victor Davis Hanson that includes some wise advice for Trump:
On the other hand, Jeffrey Tucker, author of Liberty or Lockdown, talks about The Scandal That Cannot Be Named: Trump’s Operation Warp Speed and Covid lockdowns of March 2020 that destroyed his booming economy and led to the Covid excuse for mail-in ballots enabling the Dems to steal his presidency. It’s a forbidden topic for both Trump and the Dems. Thus the lesson here: Those who refuse to talk about history have either learned nothing from it – or they intend to repeat it.
Wisdom from Machiavelli. Government must make its subjects vulnerable, or at least feel that way, or they will reject it:
How big government institutionalizes this dependence. Like a convict who’s been in prison so long he becomes afraid to be free, too many scientists can’t imagine non-government funded research, too many doctors can’t imagine medicine without state licenses and the FDA, on and on. “The entire modern state in America is one vast engine for institutionalizing its subjects,” their dependence resulting in their subservience. This is a sobering must-read:
But wait – there is real hope! Jim Jordon and the GOP House committees are investigating ‘Crat and deep state government weaponization and plan to use their power of the purse to fight it. The Jordan solution: use Congress’ power to defund the unelected federal bureaucracies causing our subservience:
Matt Taibbi, the Twitter files journalist, has finally had it with the Fake News Media. Here he exposes the years of vast corruption at MSNBC. You’ll enjoy the evisceration:
Good news! Here’s the Schadenfreude Delight of the week. A scary 3D climate disaster movie has opposite effect from what the propagandists intended:
Beam me up, Scottie! It really is the third decade of the 21st century, although you might not have noticed due to all the distractions, such as Trump and Trans all the time everywhere. Amazon is working on commercialization of secure long distance networking via the quantum teleportation of photons – using synthetic diamonds.
Actually, photon teleportation is an optical trick known for some 30 years, using a laser beam-splitter that entangles the photons. Good to see it’s finally getting to the market:
More from the third decade of the 21st century. AI Chatbot GPT is already dangerous, and is likely to progress to far worse:
That is not the only case where ChatGPT has been a pathological liar:
AI Chatbots are already feeding false information to each other and the media is further amplifying their errors:
A tsunami of investor money is funding this generative speech AI exponentially growing wave of false and erroneous information:
Is there anything that you can do about it? Yes – avoid AI-aided internet searches which will contain much corrupted data over which you have no awareness or control. On the other hand, when you provide sound data and restrict the AI response to that data, demand source cites, then check them, the results can be amazingly good and stunningly cost-effective – 10 cents for what could have cost several hundred dollars of legal research time. Lawyers’ incomes are going to be hit hard and fast. Here’s how Law Professor Seth Chandler at the University of Houston Law Center did it:
Chaosbot! One bot to rule them all, one bot to find them, one bot to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them:
New word for the week: “Hyperstition” – a belief which becomes true if people believe it’s true. So to understand how wokeism spreads, Professor of Law Will Baude at the University of Chicago Law School says you need to know about the hypersticious woke slur cascade:
“TERF” stands for Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist, i.e., women supporters of women’s rights who reject a biological male’s claim he is a woman, the inclusion of such men in women’s spaces or sports , and “transgender rights” legislation. The tranny movement hates TERFS viscerally, far more than men who oppose them. Here’s how transgenderism transitions into radicalized violence:
For investors; all this DEI and ESG distortion of investment allocation is not happening as a bottom up organic movement:
Why Bud Light is going woke:
What is inside Dylan Mulvaney’s fake female minstrel show act, and why Bud Light and Nike are likely to go broke with women with this women-hating brand of woke:
“If a man seeks to humiliate a woman he encounters, nothing is easier than reducing her appearance to a mere caricature. Men do this directly in front of the woman they are targeting: lifting their voice to a squeak, exaggerating hand gestures, pushing out pretend breasts, wiggling their bum, pouting and fiddling with their hair. In March 2022 Dylan Mulvaney saw a way to take his barely-concealed disdain for women up a level, with predictable success.”
From woke to broke; the elite distract, divide, and rule program:
For investors; risks repricing assets:
Small business bankruptcy filing rate way up. Remember that recessions and bankruptcies are necessary to clear away monetary inflation era malinvestment deadwood and reallocate their physical capital to wiser and more cautious investors, so this is actually productive rather than wholly destructive news.