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SKYE’S LINKS 10/05/23

She’s not real.  She’s a “virtual girlfriend,” AI designed to provide every fantasy a man could dream of. Enter “virtual girlfriend” in DuckDuckGo or Google and you’ll discover there are an uncountable number of them.  Yet another example of the danger of AI replacing reality with fantasy, with real world consequences: AI girlfriends and the subsequent lack of children who would otherwise grow up and pay the bills:

Washington U. Prof: AI Girlfriends Are Ruining a Generation of Men


Another AI security alert!  Microsoft’s Bing Chat has been infiltrated by malware.  By accepting online ads, Bing is being flooded with “malvertising”: malicious ads infiltrating conversations and directing users to fake download sites known to distribute malware. For the moment, the Ogden Nash solution still works, “If called by a panther, don’t anther”:

Security Alert: Microsoft’s Bing AI Chatbot Infiltrated by Malware Advertising


Musk dumps half of Twitter’s so-called “election integrity” gang, saying, “Oh you mean the “Election Integrity” Team that was undermining election integrity? Yeah, they’re gone.”:

Report: Elon Musk’s X/Twitter Slashes ‘Election Integrity’ Staff Numbers


By the way, every time you see that annoying reference, “X, formerly known as Twitter,” realize that there is still no such thing as “X” online in terms of a URL. Enter “” and what do you get?  Neither Elon nor anyone else has an X address – his is still  Joke’s on him!


While a majority of polls showed viewers thought RDS won last week’s (9/27) debate, Nikki Haley scored a major hit on him.  He’s got a lot of ‘splaining to do regarding US energy independence.  Good luck, Ron, as this is really disappointing:

Fact Check: Nikki Haley Claims Ron DeSantis Banned Fracking in Florida

Proof: New FL Gov Ron DeSantis Directs Florida DEP To Oppose Fracking And Off-Shore Drilling Jan 10, 2019


SCOTUS has a busy and exciting term ahead. For anyone interested in America’s legal future, this is a must-read of the week:

Supreme Court Returns To Mountain Of Cases From Conservative 5th Circuit


Good riddance to General “white rage is the worst threat to America” Miley:

Milley Lashes Out at Trump in Final Act of Politics While in Uniform


Compare the above story with what the MSM’s AFP wire service says about the same subject; Americans are living in two radically different worlds:

Gen. Mark Milley Steps Down with ‘Dictator’ Swipe at Trump – Breitbart


Good Riddance, Senator Feinstein.  She employed a Chinese spy for 20 years, leading to stories in 2018 like Is Senator Dianne Feinstein a Chinese Agent?  Long accused of being Chicom China’s biggest supporter in Congress, now we learn:

REVEALED: Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Husband Partly Owned a Chinese Company That Sold Spyware to U.S. Military


For investors; busted!   Investment funds for state employee refinement systems have been caught pressuring companies to trade profits for ESG goals, and more and more states are outlawing this wasteful conflict of internist practice:

Expert: Asset Managers Using State Pensions to Push ‘Racial Equity Audits’, Green Energy Schemes


More good news for investors – a sign of the times; Costco is selling one ounce gold bars at a relatively low markup, and they are selling really fast:

‘Gone Within a Few Hours’: Costco’s Gold Bars Selling Like Hotcakes


From the Mises Institute; lessons from the collapse of the first central bank digital currency:

How A CBDC Created Chaos & Poverty In Nigeria 


For investors; be wary of these eleven out of control factors:

11 Assumptions About The Future


For investors; the banks have a bigger – and different – problem than in 2008:

Peter Schiff: Banks Have A Bigger Real Estate Problem Today Than They Did in 2007


Sorry to close on a tragic news report.  As you know, Interim House Speaker Patrick McHenry yesterday (10/04) ordered Nancy Pelosi to immediately vacate her “hideaway” second office in the Capitol.  When the moving crew attempted to do so, this tragedy occurred:

Crew Moving Pelosi Out Of Office Crushed To Death By Empty Wine Bottles