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SKYE’S LINKS 06/16/22


Uvalde and beyond.  That figure is $433 more than March. Want to bet it will be over $6,000 by end of summer?

Inflation to Cost Families an Extra $5,520 Per Year, Up from Last Projection


Perhaps this has something to do with why mass shootings are increasing; 35% to 40% of under 50 years old US poll respondents support assassination of politicians that they consider dangerous; what could possibly go wrong?

35-40% of Under-50 Respondents Endorse “Assassinating a Politician Who Is Harming the Country or Our Democracy”


Don’t let normalcy bias fool you; we are already 22% of our way through the 21st century.  On the other hand, Jack tells me he’s enjoying Erik Larsen’s The Myth of Artificial Intelligence: Why Computers Can’t Think the Way We DoLarsen and Google engineer Blake Lemoine’s LaMDA computer might have an interesting conversation!

Google Engineer Placed On Leave After Insisting Company’s AI Is Sentient


Here is a gripping science fiction book that describes a very plausible path for an AI to evolve to sentience (and from the same sort of models used in the link above) – and what could possibly go wrong:

Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears


China versus Musk – Star Wars for real.  Find out why “Elon Musk’s SpaceX company is the only thing keeping the U.S. in the Space Race with China” – which is why the Chicoms want to kill it:

Space Expert: Elon Musk’s Starlink Makes China ‘Very Scared’


Consumer sentiment drops to lowest point on record:

Worst Ever: Consumer Sentiment Craters to Record Low as Inflation Expectations Explode Higher


Which is likely why this is happening; for investors, a logistics warning from Freightwave: Target’s empty parking lots.

“The Demand For Random Crap Suddenly Vanished, Taking Everyone By Surprise”


‘Crat ex-congressman admits multi-election vote fraud:

Former House Rep Pleads Guilty To Ballot-Stuffing For Dems In Five Elections

Enjoy watching Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) take Xiden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to the woodshed.  This is such bad news for ‘Crats; most Americans know that the Xiden administration has abetted fuel price increases to crush fossil fuels.

Poll: Most Believe Biden Admin Allowing Gas Prices to Rise to Get Americans off Fossil Fuels


But West Virginia fights back against the ESG vampire squid:

West Virginia Notifies Six Banks They May Be Breaking State’s Fossil Fuel Anti-Boycott Law


Advice for investors regarding the Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) market:

As MBS Go “No Bid”, Veteran Mortgage Broker Warns ‘Nobody Is Prepared To Deal With Inflation’


What the Crat’s J6 show trial won’t show you:

Jan. 6 Prisoner Who Was Denied Cancer Treatment Now ‘In Dire Straits’


The ‘Crat’s FBI at work:

FBI ‘Purging’ Employees With Conservative Views: Rep. Jordan


The US on the road to serfdom – where are we now?

The Five Stages Of Totalitarianism