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    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    Gotta love the verbal-sorcery propaganda that was also occurring, just noticed this on the breaking DailyMail article for this event: "There is no indication yet that the two are connected" So then why TF are you mentioning it?! Why are you connecting people's neurons between "Kenosha" and "Waukesha"? Say that 3 times fast... Kenosha Waukesha Kenosha Waukesha Kenosha Waukesha. That's called verbal sorcery or, more clinically, "waking hypnosis". "Car plows into crowd" ... "Gun shoots Las Vegas concert-goers"... just get out of here with this BS already! But nope, no conspiracies here. No funny business whatsoever. There's thick black smoke billowing out of every window of this building, but nobody has caught the flames on-camera. Actually, they have, but then even that is just hand-waved away somehow...
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    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    You don't get out much, do you? Go to touch some grass, maybe that'll help. Or maybe the mask you've had surgically attached to your face is cutting off oxygen supply or something. I can't remote-diagnose your condition, but try something.
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    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    Shower-thought: GPT3.5+ LLMs make everyone significantly better at their long-developed core competency, and a little bit better at everything else, as well. LLMs make everyone able to do ONE thing a lot better, and able to do EVERYTHING at least somewhat. Only a Marxist can flip the script on the tide lifting all boats into a story about how "humanity is obsolete now". When will these insufferable demons be silenced? Why do they continue to be given free rein to rampage over the globe wreaking devastation everywhere they go? How can it possibly be made any clearer what is actually at stake here??
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    Yesterday, 12:16 PM
    TheCount: "This definitely wasn't one of our wind-up toys, therefore, it couldn't have been staged." Me: "That does not follow." TheCount: :confused: :confused: :confused:
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    Yesterday, 01:03 AM
    The problem with casting the Clown World spell is that you get Clown World whether you like it or not. Your team should have thought twice before summoning this god-damned demon from the pit of hell. You made this bed, and now you'll sleep in it. Keep telling yourself that it's all under control, that's how every horror movie begins...
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    Yesterday, 12:42 AM
    "Debt money" is a confusing term and I would generally stay away from sources that use that language, because they are usually propagandists in my experience. Money is money -- money is exactly what you think it is (cash and coin, bank accounts, etc.) Those who mystify it, do so because they have an agenda. There is nothing about money that is inherently more complicated than any other good. In fact, since money is the closest asset to being a "pure number", it is in many ways much simpler than other goods. In Mystery of Banking (IIRC), Rothbard gives a breakdown of money starting from the concept of warehousing. Warehousing is the industry that has to do with storing things like wheat, oil, and other commodities. When you store a good of a given grade with a warehouser, you receive a warehouse receipt for the quantity you deposited, including its specific grade. When you later want to redeem the warehouse receipt, you expect to be given the full amount of the stored good, at the same grade. You would not deposit Grade A wheat with a wheat warehouse, and then be satisfied to receive moldy wheat when you return to redeem your warehouse receipt, or to only be given 10% of the wheat you deposited. In the same way, Rothbard argues, the basis of banking is just "money warehousing" -- the gold depositor who deposits 100 gold coins with his bank, expects to return later with the deposit receipt for that account and receive fully 100 gold coins of the same weight and fineness as those he deposited. He will not accept 100 50% silver/gold coins, nor will he accept 90 gold coins instead of 100 -- the deposit receipt is for fully 100 gold coins of some weight and fineness and he expects exactly what he deposited in return. People in society generally assume or feel that this is how banking fundamentally works, even if it's "very sophisticated" and not easy for the normal person to understand all the details. But what central banking and fiat money break is this assumption -- in fact, the modern banking system does not at all warehouse your money in this way, nor return it to you in the same amount and quality at which you deposited it. This is the meaning of that claim you hear often that "the dollar has lost 90% of its value since 1971 when Nixon closed the gold-window." The point is that $100 deposited at your bank in 1971, even if it is returned numerically, is not returned in its real value. You do not receive one hundred 1971 dollars' worth of value when you redeem your original deposit, because inflation has eaten away 90+% of its actual purchasing power, and you were not compensated for this. Nor is this eating away of the value of your deposit the result of having foregone investment, as is often suggested. It is true that a mere deposit (instead of an investment) is not "generating wealth" because it's just sitting there, collecting dust, but this is a separate topic (I won't go into it here to avoid too long of a post), but just take my word for now that this is an intentional confusion that is often injected into discussion of modern banking to confuse people and deflect attention away from the real issue. And what is the real issue? That when the central bank "creates money", it is doing nothing different than any ordinary criminal counterfeiter does when they print counterfeit bills. They are literally just printing money out of thin air, no matter how much liturgical ritual they surround it with, no matter how grave and stupendous the charade, no matter how long-faced the actors playing their roles upon the stage -- it's all an elaborate pretense whose purpose is to make the obscene seem sacred, to make the criminal seem lawful.
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    02-19-2024, 10:28 PM
    It's all a matter of perspective. Right now, in 2024, we are outdoing the ancient Roman and Greek pagans, at paganism. Never in the history of the world has it been tolerated, even among the pagans, to take children and start cutting off their reproductive organs. They might have emasculated slave boys but even that would have been done in a non-cruel way and they understood slaves not to be part of the normal generative line of humanity. In other words, they would have considered what we are doing to ourselves to be an unspeakable horror even though they would not have thought twice about emasculating a slave boy. To be sure, we have more bread and circuses than the ancient pagans did, but we are resurrecting an ancient wickedness that has not been present on the earth since before the Flood.... "the imagination of the heart of man was only evil continually... So God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth." (Gen. 6:5,13) "As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man." It's all coming back. Nobody ain't never seen nothing like what is coming... No, because of Jesus. No one gets any credit except Jesus alone. The "white man" gets no credit at all -- yes, I am white! Everything we have, we have from God. We are God's creatures. Everything you create with your hands is itself a gift that God gave to you. He provided you the body to make it with, the energy to make it with, the breath to make it with, the food to make it with, the water to make it with, the tools to make it with, the raw materials to make it with, the ground to stand on and make it with, the light to make it with, and so on, and so forth. White pride is Luciferian pride, because it discounts the practically infinite list of God's blessings as somehow a debt that God owed us, and then claims that the increment of the product of our labor is somehow "ours absolutely". Hell no, it's not, to claim absolute credit for the fruit of one's labor is to discredit God for his labor. Even the unbelievers understand that the rock musician is indebted to Mozart, Beethoven and Bach... that he stands on the shoulders of these greats and he cannot claim to be the "absolute creator" of his music. And how much more are we all standing on the shoulders of God himself when we produce medical treatments, academic knowledge, emergency response, and so on, and so forth. As we recognize the transformative effect of the Gospel upon our culture, we should all the more clearly see what the true razor is between the lawful and the unlawful -- it is down to who is in Jesus, and who is not.
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    02-19-2024, 09:28 PM
    No doubt, there are already a lot of USDs in Argentina, so it's just a matter of those spreading out more widely. The Argentine peso is going to be retired by the Argentine government but I don't think there will be any official act by Milei to prohibit people from using it. So people will go on using it for some period of time, but probably not that long. The reason is that without anti-counterfeit enforcement, the criminals will be running off unlimited amounts of pesos, and so the value will go to zero very rapidly. So people have a window of time right now to move their pesos over to USD. I have forgotten the details of the transition plan, but the short answer is "it all works itself out". There are some costs to transitioning, but the costs of not transitioning are far greater. The Argentina economy will be on a much better footing after dollarization. That doesn't prevent them from going further and moving to PMs, Bitcoin, etc. El Salvador is a country that understand that money matters -- they moved to USD some time back and have now made Bitcoin their legal tender. That's a very bold, experimental move, but it shows that they understand the power of sound money. Sound money -> sound economy, it's really that simple. Inflation creates a situation for the common working man trying to build savings where saving for his or her retirement is like trying to store water in a sieve. Of course, Wall St. can solve that problem for you, as long you store your entire nest-egg in their casino so they can gamble with it. Which shows the true purpose... the globalists do not want you to have custody of your own liquid assets, they want that value stored with themselves, where they can do whatever they wish with it. That's enough. Don't worry about the math-side of it too much because, at the end of the day, stealing isn't really about math. The math is just the trick that fraudsters use to do the heist, but the motives and methods of the heist itself are transparently obvious to anyone. What idiots we have been to entrust our entire wealth to proven liars and thieves, which is what politicians are. Every one of us jokes that they are liars and thieves, and not to be trusted, and then we store our retirement assets in their sole discretionary control. We truly do deserve whatever happens to us, because we are knowingly entrusting ourselves to those who are not to be trusted:
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    02-19-2024, 08:05 PM
    "Monetary policy" just means "how fast the central bank prints money out of thin-air". "Tight policy" means they print money fast. "Loose policy" means they print really, really fast. The Fed has been in permanent "loose-money policy" since the 2008 housing collapse, aka QE Forever (Note the link is from 2012... that's how long we've been on this roller-coaster-from-hell...) Most of the time, the way that a Central Bank actually "prints money" is by purchasing bonds from their government. So, when the Federal Reserve wants to print another $100 billion dollars (also known as any given Tuesday), they ring up the Treasury and put in an order for $100 billion dollars of US Treasury Bonds. The idea is that the Bond market itself will arbitrage the risk of hyper-inflation -- if the Fed "prints too much", the yields on bonds goes down (as people are less interested in holding them), and this is a "feedback signal" to the Fed that it's "printing too much". That's all purely hypothetical though, since the central banking system also controls the financial markets (including most large, institutional bond-holders) through financial regulations. So, you know, most bond-holders can't "just sell" even if they wanted to. Which means that the whole thing is a giant charade. And even if it wasn't a charade, it would still be evil because it's out-and-out robbery of all US citizens (and ultimately, all holders of dollars and dollar-denominated assets). tl;dr: the Fed is the US government's "lender", where the loan occurs through "purchase" of a Bond which will one day later be exchanged back with "interest" which is the mythical "interest on the national debt" which we taxpayers are forced to pay to the Fed for the privilege of being robbed by them. So, Milei is simply saying that they won't have a central bank, and so their government won't be able to steal from its citizens in this way, that is, it will have "no lender", no central-bank.
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    02-19-2024, 05:16 PM
    None of these are photographs:
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    02-19-2024, 04:25 PM
    Try reading the last 40 years of geopolitical history (it goes much further back, but start here) with these goggles on: "AGENDA #1 is to cease all use of any economic good which can act as a substitute for artificial money which is created at whim by the Fed, which is effectively the world central bank." The more artificial the money, the better. Hence, the push towards CBDCs. And this is why the globalist Elites hate oil which, when you think about it, seems kind of arbitrary. Yes, "pollution", but they obviously don't actually care about pollution (how many private jets to Davos every year?), so what is the real reason? "Control", obviously, but how does oil specifically mitigate against their control? Because oil is a proxy for gold and silver, it's a currency in its own right. A thousand barrels of oil is a thousand barrels of oil, and no amount of money-printing or other central bank hocus-pocus can change that fact. So, oil, like gold and silver, represent autonomy. Also, you can store oil for a long time, and use it later on (autonomy), whereas being connected to the electrical grid is energy you can use immediately (or not), and the moment you're switched off, you're dead. Why bugs? Because wheat and livestock are also autonomy. They can create factories that breed megatons of insect protein, while retaining total, centralized, push-button control over the world economy. At least, that's their fever-dream. But they know that can't work with standard crops and livestock which have to be widely scattered over large stretches of rural land, which requires their fat-ass police agencies to actually, you know, go somewhere, and that's just too hard.
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    02-19-2024, 03:59 PM
    Brace yourselves, this is arriving NOW:
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    02-19-2024, 01:23 PM
    Because of reasons I can't explain, I have been forced by life circumstances to do a deep, deep dive (almost 10 years now) on this very question. If you really want to get to the bottom of it, I recommend this lecture which really opened my eyes to one of the biggest shifts in theology which has happened since the church began. In the lecture, Pageau explains that every Orthodox church is laid out on the pattern of the Last Judgment. The church faces east because Jesus is returning in the East. At the peak of the dome or apse (the part of the church building where the congregation's attention is focused) is typically an image of Jesus Christ, seated in judgment. Beneath him are the angels and the saints who have gone ahead of us. And so we are gathered in that building together with them in what can be called the "eschatological moment" ... the moment of Christ's appearing to the world. The church service (liturgy) is an acting out of the Last Judgment itself. And we have archaeological evidence that goes back almost to the second-century that proves this is how the earliest churches that had art were decorated. This tells us that the early church, regardless of whether they had art decorations (wealthier churches) or not, was eschatologically focused. The message is this: every Sunday is Judgment Day. In fact, it is even more than this: every day is Judgment Day. That is what the early church believed, taught and practiced. That we feel differently, that it seems to us as though Judgment Day is a future time that is "one day, but not now" is the very error of our minds and hearts that we need God to correct in us. When we truly understand the power of God, and truly understand Scripture, we will come to understand that indeed, every single day is Judgment Day. The difference between the believer and the unbeliever is that the believer will one day awake in eternal life, whereas the unbeliever who rejects the Gospel will one day awake in eternal death. Judgment Day for the believer begins now. 1 Peter 4:17 says exactly this: "For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household..." Judgment Day begins with us, and then extends to the rest of the world. You and I join that process which has been ongoing since the church began, by becoming part of the body of Christ. It is true that it reaches culmination at the end of the Age, which is what we call the Last Judgment. That Day is too terrible to be met without preparation, and our daily preparation through living each day as Judgment Day is how God changes us to be prepared for it. You might say, "OK, but the church has been doing this for 2,000 years and what has changed? Things are worse than ever." Well, yes, things are worse than ever, exactly as prophesied. And the worse it gets, the closer we know we are to the end. People who think the end of the Age is still far off, often quote the verse "no one knows the day and the hour". Well, that verse cuts both ways -- no one knows the day and the hour, and he's returning like a thief in the night. What greater surprise than that Jesus returns now? And in any case, no one will wait longer than a natural lifetime to go to the Last Judgment, because they will be resurrected upon death, whether to eternal life or to eternal death, John 5:28,29, Dan. 12:2, and everyone acknowledges that they could die at any moment because it is a fact of life. For all these reasons, and more, we should not think of Judgment Day as some far off, future event, rather, we should be living every day as Judgment Day in such a way that Christ's appearing will be no surprise to us, and will not cause us fear. That is the state of mind and heart which the Scripture teaches us to live in at all times. The world ended in 33AD. We're just living in the aftermath of that. It will finally and completely end at the Last Judgment when the things of this world will be caused to cease. Until then, we endure, Matt. 10:22. And our faithful endurance is...
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    02-19-2024, 03:37 AM
    Amen, John 8:36, Gal. 5:1. Each of us must choose our path prudently. In the end, we will look back and realize that most of the things that caused us anxiety were never a serious threat. The real threat is within. It's called the human heart, in particular, sin in the human heart. That's the real danger. That is why the coming war will be unlike any war ever fought -- it will not be fought in the streets, it will be fought directly inside of you. With continual info-warfare, PSYOPs, weaponized memes and now AI... we already have a glimpse of what is coming. Put 2 and 2 together and calculate... the final battle will not involve bullets, nor even bits and bytes flying around the interwebz... it will be fought completely within...
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    02-19-2024, 03:23 AM
    My objection to the line of thinking in the Tweet posted is that it's the wrong collective. The sailors on a ship work most effectively when they act as a single, cohesive collective or body. How interesting that one of the primary descriptions of the church in the Bible is, "the body of Christ." That description is not just a brain-flash that the New Testament writers had, it is a concrete description of what the church is. We are to be one, unified whole (read John 17), a collective (in the non-coercive, non-Marxist, sense), a body, like sailors on a tightly-run ship. This, and only this, is the collective through which God is going to act to save the world. Any racial collective, ethnic collective, cultural collective, etc. is bound to fail in its self-assigned objective to save the world. All such false churches -- and that is what they really are -- are doomed to fail. There is only one collective/body which works, everything else fails, and the sooner that we all get on-message, the sooner we can get all believers aligned on this simple truth that somehow is fatally overlooked and ignored by many within the church itself! We cannot and must not, to precisely the extent that there is any truth in the claim that the Gospel has taken special root among white Europeans. If we are especially Gospel-oriented, then we are especially self-sacrifice-oriented, because that is what the Gospel is really about. Giving up ME for YOU in obedience to GOD. Any other formula fails. Sacrificing myself for Big Brother fails. Sacrificing you for Big Brother fails. Sacrificing myself to some ill-defined "white European heritage" fails. Every combination fails except one: the Gospel pattern. This is not idle speculation, it has been proved in history over and over again. Whatever criticisms can be directed at the flawed humans who make up the church, there is only one institution which has stood against evil for 2,000 years: the church that Jesus founded, and is returning to deliver. To save this world, we need to get people out of the world, and into the church (which can only happen by the power of God). Note that "the church" doesn't mean four-walls, a sound system, 501(c)3 status and a hip young pastor. That is how modern Americans tend to define the word "church", but it is not what the church is. No, the church is the living body of Christ in whom dwells the Holy Spirit. We are the literal power of God on earth, see Matthew 28:18. For this reason, even now, we are not actually at war with the lost. We are too OP to fight them head-on, and our goal is to see them delivered from destruction, if at all possible. When things really start to go down, everyone who is on the side of Jesus is going to see this very clearly -- those who are at war with him never even stood a ghost of a chance. It was never a struggle or battle, from day one, not for him. Thus, whenever we start to characterize the spiritual war as a material one, we are getting lost on the battlefield. The power of God is operative everywhere, at all times. Those who are on the path that leads to destruction, and choosing to fight God to the bitter-end, cannot even begin to imagine how outmatched they are. It has never once entered their imagination and it will not until hell itself opens its mouth and they are swallowed forthwith in the flames. FIRE IS COMING
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    02-19-2024, 02:33 AM
    According to the AI, the following South American economies have dollarized, and have been free of central-bank-induced instability since: See CATO's list of Seven Myths about Dollarization in Latin America. For these and other reasons, Milei's policy is to annihilate the Argentinian Central Bank, and allow Argentinians free use of USD as an alternative to their own national currency. Policy wonks talk about nonsense like "currency sovereignty" as if issuing paper money is some kind of legitimate policy tool, rather than economic vandalism. "We have the right to vandalize our own country according to our own policies!" Pure insanity. As Milei noted when asked about why let the Fed implicitly set the inflation rate, his answer is that all central-banking is bad, but there are degrees of bad... the Fed is bad, the IMF is worse, but he called the Argentinian Central Bank "the worst thing in the universe." Which is a pretty accurate description since very few central-banks in the world have been more reckless with printing money out of thin-air, definitely out-stripping the outrageous inflation of the US Fed. Only destroying your economy as fast as America is destroying its own economy, when the previous policy was to destroy your economy as fast as possible, is a relative improvement. By pegging their economy to the dollar, this eliminates a lot of policy objections surrounding the minute details of currency policy. Ideally, Argentina would encourage its citizens to buy and sell in copper, silver and gold coins, which are the only truly durable currencies of history. But they may have to do this in a covert manner, because countries going off of the paper money system is a primary cause of the disease of being invaded or attacked by the US. What do you think is the single biggest reason that Putin is Global Enemy #1, the most hated man in the West? Because this is why -- threatening to put one of the world's Top-10 largest economies on the gold-standard is how you make the DC Leviathan see red. So, Milei announcing to the world, "Argentina will now go onto the gold-standard" would be the equivalent of sending a team of Argentinian diplomats to Washington to inform the US that Argentina desperately wants to be invaded and occupied by the US military and is willing to blow up a US building to make sure it happens. In fact, declaring to go on the gold standard would get a swifter and more violent response. Not a smart move. But dollarizing, and simultaneously loosing currency regulations so that precious-metals can be used as money without bringing down the ire of the tax authorities in Argentina, etc. is a much smarter way to achieve the same goal, without giving the psychopathic warmongers in DC a ready-made excuse to invade.
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