That Twitter Thing

Been doing a little digging (as always) and the saying “Things are rarely what they appear to be” seems to be spot on when it comes to the whole Twitter thing. It’s been puzzling to me since Elon made his fashionable Twitter grand entrance. It felt like it was so out of the blue ! But was it? No.

First… who is Elon Musk?

Elon Musk

Elon Reeve Musk

Business magnate (born 1971)

Elon Reeve Musk FRS (/ˈiːlɒn/EE-lon; born June 28, 1971) is an entrepreneur and businessman. He is the founder, CEO and chief engineer of SpaceX; CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; owner and CEO of Twitter, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI; and president of the philanthropic Musk Foundation. With an estimated net worth of around $164 billion as of December 13, 2022, primarily from his ownership stakes in Tesla and SpaceX.

Musk has stated that artificial intelligence poses the greatest existential threat to humanity. He has warned of a “Terminator-like” AI apocalypse and suggested that the government should regulate its safe development. In 2015, Musk was a cosignatory, along with Stephen Hawking and hundreds of others, of the Open Letter on Artificial Intelligence, which called for the ban of autonomous weapons. Musk’s AI stances have been called alarmist and sensationalist by critics such as computer scientist Yann LeCun and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and led the think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation to award Musk its Annual Luddite Award in 2016.Musk has described climate changeas the greatest threat to humanity after AI, and has advocated for a carbon tax. Musk was a critic of President Donald Trump’s stance on climate change, and resigned from two presidential business advisory councils following Trump’s 2017 decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.Musk has long promoted the colonization of Mars and argues that humanity should become a “multiplanetary species”. He has suggested the use of nuclear weapons to terraform Mars.He envisioned establishing a direct democracy on Mars, with a system in which more votes would be required to create laws than remove them.Musk has also voiced concerns about human population decline,saying that “Mars has zero human population. We need a lot of people to become a multiplanet civilization.” Speaking at The Wall Street Journals‘s CEO Council session in 2021, Musk stated that a declining birth rate, and consequent population decline, is one of the biggest risks to human civilization.

While often described as libertarian, Musk has called himself “politically moderate” and was a registered independent voter when he lived in California. The New York Times wrote that Musk “expresses views that don’t fit neatly into [the American] binary, left-right political framework“. Historically, Musk has donated to both Democrats and Republicans, many of whom are in states in which he has a vested interest. Beginning in the late 2010s, Musk’s political contribution have shifted to almost entirely supporting Republicans.Musk voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.In the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, Musk endorsed candidate Andrew Yangand expressed support for his proposed universal basic income. He also endorsed the Kanye West 2020 presidential campaign. He said he voted for Joe Bidenin the 2020 U.S. presidential election. In 2022, Musk said that he could “no longer support” the Democrats because they are the “party of division & hate”,and wrote a tweet encouraging “independent-minded voters” to vote Republican in the 2022 U.S. elections, which was an outlier among social media executives who typically avoid partisan political advocacy. He also leaned towards supporting Republican Ron DeSantis in the 2024 U.S. presidential election if DeSantis were a candidate.Musk opposes a “billionaire’s tax”, and has argued with more left-leaning Democratic politicians such as Bernie Sanders,Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Elizabeth Warren. He has stated that “hands up, don’t shoot” (a rallying cry that arose after the 2014 shooting of an unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri) was based in “fiction”, and has raised questions about the Black Lives Matter protests. Musk also promoted a baseless theory relating to the attack of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, which Musk subsequently retracted by deleting his tweet.Musk has praised China and has been described as having mounted a “charm offensive” to woo the Chinese government and gain access to its markets for Tesla. In 2022, Musk wrote an article for China Cyberspace, the official publication of Cyberspace Administration of China, which enforces Internet censorship in China. His writing the article was described as conflicting with his advocacy for free speech. Musk later advocated for Taiwan to become a special administrative region of China which drew cross-party criticism from Taiwanese lawmakers.In October 2022, Musk posted a Twitter poll and “peace plan” to resolve the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was reported that Musk allegedly spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putinprior to the proposal, which Musk denied.

Musk is the second-wealthiest person in the world according to both the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes‘s real-time billionaires list.

And who is Jack Dorsey?

Jack Dorsey

“I trust his [Musk’s] mission to extend the light of consciousness?” Jack Dorsey

American technological entrepreneur, Twitter co-founder


Jack Patrick Dorsey (born November 19, 1976)

Jack Patrick Dorsey is an American Internet entrepreneur and programmer who is a co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, Inc., as well as a co-founder and the CEO and chairperson of Block, Inc., the developer of the Square financial services platform.

Everyone says that Elon Musk paid too much for Twitter. What if I told you it wasn’t about the money to Elon or Jack Dorsey! They are both on the same page and both used the transaction as a means to an end.

Jack Dorsey Bluesky is an initiative launched by Twitter Dorsey is launching “Bluesky,” a new social network but NOT to COMPETE with Twitter as most people think.

First of all, Bluesky is not even near a launch. Competition would be so far out that it would be pointless to develop it for the sole purpose of that.

Thirdly- When you look back at some of Dorsey’s Tweet’s, you see that Dorsey played a key role in Musk’s deal to take Twitter private.

Secondly – The two are actually good friends. Dorsey told Musk he wanted him to join Twitter’s board long before he tried to buy the company.

Reference: Elon Musk’s texts with Jack Dorsey and Parag Agrawal detail tumultuous Twitter negotiations


Another example:

Jack Dorsey, took to the platform on Tuesday to express his faith and trust in Elon Musk upon the Tesla CEO’s acquistion of the company.

Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter in 2006, posted a series of Tweets where he praised and endorsed Musk and his dedication to free speech, calling Twitter the “closest thing we have to a global consciousness.”

He went on to say that he will do “whatever it takes to protect” Twitter’s initial purpose and that the company and behemoth that it has turned into has been his “biggest regret,” blaming Wall Street and the corporate “ad model.”

“In principle, I don’t believe anyone should own or run Twitter. It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company,” Dorsey admitted amid his Tweet spree. “Solving for the problem of it being a company however, Elon tis the singular solution I trust. I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness.”

Dorsey said, “I trust his [Musk’s] mission to extend the light of consciousness?” What in the world is he talking about?

This part gets interesting and also important because it brings some of the puzzle pieces together. I’ll try to explain… This statement was a very significant.

Here’s why… In his statement Dorsey is referencing to “longtermism,”. Dorsey and Musk both take an ethical stance of giving priority to improving the long-term future.

I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future. 8 March 2016

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It’s an important concept in effective altruism (unselfishness) and serves as a primary motivation for efforts to reduce existential risks to humanity. This is a heavily marketed philosophy being promoted by Musk. If you have been paying attention to his words you can see that he makes this very clear that as far as he is concerned the only thing that matters is humanity’s future in space, and that the only goal of the living is to maximize the number of future humans alive, as well as the number of artificial intelligence instances that could possibly exist in the future.

I think there is a strong humanitarian argument for making life multi-planetary in order to safeguard the existence of humanity in the event that something catastrophic were to happen.

3 October 2017 in DK Smithsonian, Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel, ISBN 978-1-4654-6414-9 (Page 343).

ELON’S GOAL OF CREATING A PLATFORM THAT IS “MAXIMALLY TRUSTED AND BROADLY INCLUSIVE” IS THE RIGHT ONE. THIS IS ALSO @PARAGA’S GOAL, AND WHY I CHOSE HIM. THANK YOU BOTH FOR GETTING THE COMPANY OUT OF AN IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION. THIS IS THE RIGHT PATH…I BELIEVE IT WITH ALL MY HEART.” — JACK (@JACK) APRIL 26, 2022

He commended Musk’s dedication to make the platform more inclusive as well as thanking Twitter’s current CEO  (whom Dorsey handpicked as his successor last November) for doing the same.

“Thank you both for getting the company out of an impossible situation,” Dorsey penned. “This is the right path…I believe it with all my heart.”

Talk about a strong endorsement — or should we say, en-Dorsey-ment!

Jack Dorsey, former Twitter CEO also posted a link to the Radiohead song Everything In Its Right Place” which has a self explanatory title.

Related: Jack Dorsey Sells First Tweet for $2.9M The proceeds were converted to Bitcoin and donated to charity.

Related: Jack Dorsey Explains Why Elon Musk Has One of the Best Twitter Accounts

Russian Cosmism

Russian cosmism, also simply known as Cosmism, is a humanic religion and philosophical and cultural movement categorised as part of the Astronic religions by Astronist scholarship that emerged in Russia in the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. It is considered the precursor to Astronism, which is sometimes ascribed the title Western Cosmos and which is also contrasted with the term Eastern Cosmism, a term denoting Russian cosmism.

Longtermism and Russian philosophical and cultural movement

Longtermism is heavily influenced by “Russian Cosmism” and is also directly adjacent to “Effective Altruism.” At the beginning of the 20th century, there was a burst of scientific investigation into interplanetary travel, largely driven by philosophical movements like the Russian


The Theory:
The Culture of Health is the basic science about Spiritual Humanity. It studies the perspectives of harmonious development of Spiritual man and Spiritual ethnos as a conscious creator of the State of Light into the territory of the Solar System

Cosmism” entailed a broad theory of natural philosophy, combining elements of religion and ethics with a history and philosophy of the origin, evolution, and future existence of the cosmos and humankind. It combined elements from both Eastern and Western philosophic traditions as well as from the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Global Elite’s Plan for the Future: 4IR & the TransHumanist Endgame
The Global Elite’s Plan for the Future: 4IR & the TransHumanist Endgame

Many ideas of the Russian cosmists were later developed by those in the transhumanist movement.

Related to TransHumanist: The Global Elite’s Plan for the Future: 4IR & the TransHumanist Endgame

MUSK’s STATED MISSION is to “The long term ultimate objective – the holy grail – is we would like to help make life multi-planetary.”.

Longtermism is also rooted in the belief that “mob rule” will lead to nuclear annihilation; Musk is a kind of tech fundamentalist and he thinks that for any difficult problem, there must be a technical solution and he thinks we should be guided by “wiser” minds — like his.

Related to Mon Rule: Tom Cotton discusses the danger of Mob Rule in this link: Tom Cotton THE DANGER OF MOB RULE

Musk and the people backing all this are more interested in reshaping the global order than in earning fake “fiat currency.” Their real goal is to usher in “hard currency” and re-base global currencies around scarcity and physical assets. It really doesn’t matter much what happens to Twitter’s ad model in the meantime. It will probably do alright, and they can probably find other ways to make money, like adding in payments and weird Dogecoin schemes.

Elon Musk and Sustainable Development Goals

It’s best to look at Musk as a kind of power broker between multiple parties, including Ukraine and Russia. SpaceX was made possible by laws passed by Dana Rohrabacher, Putin’s favorite Congressman. He really doesn’t like the US government, the SEC, and our politicians, and all things considered, he’d probably prefer to replace all of it with an app — call it “X,” the everything app. Elon might say: “Do we really need a government, or could everyone just vote with an app? Be honest.”

Putin’s “multipolar world order,

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“The position of Russia and many other countries is that this democratic, more just world order should be built on the basis of mutual respect and trust, and, of course, on the generally accepted principles of international law and the UN Charter,” the President emphasized

MOSCOW, June 30. /TASS/. A multipolar world order is evolving globally now, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

“A multipolar system of international relations has been actively evolving. The process is irreversible, it has been unfolding in front of our eyes and it is objective in its nature,” Putin said, addressing the 10th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum (SPBILF).

“The position of Russia and many other countries is that this democratic, more just world order should be built on the basis of mutual respect and trust, and, of course, on the generally accepted principles of international law and the UN Charter,” he emphasized.

Putin’s video address “was recently recorded during his working trip to St. Petersburg,” the Kremlin said on its website.

Putin lauded the in-person forum, saying that “even the most advanced communication technologies cannot replace a direct dialogue and face-to-face meetings”.

Musk also seems pretty interested in helping advance Putin’s “multipolar world order,” which is why he plays footsie with QAnon and MAGA accounts, and pals around with Putin and Dmitry Medvedev. “How are things going in Bakhmut?,” Musk asked Medvedev. Medvedev is not shy about complementing Elon in his Tweets either!

When they say follow the money… they mean it! However, in this instance it’s not necessarily about the profits at this point.

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Could Be Trialed In Humans In 2023. Here’s What You Need To Know

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink Could Be Trialed In Humans In 2023. Here’s What You Need To Know

Elon Musk’s Neuralink—the company which promises to enable a direct interface between the human brain and computers—plans to begin human trials of its implantable brain chip, the billionaire said during a live-streamed event demonstrating the technology Wednesday. Here’s what it’s all about:

  • Musk, who co-founded the company, said Neuralink has sought approval from the Food and Drug Administration to begin human clinical trials for the device and said the company expects it will be able to plant its first brain chip in a human in six months.
  • Here’s how it works: Neuralink’s brain-computer interface uses thousands of small electrodes embedded in the brain to read signals emitted by neurons and transmit them to a computer.
  • Musk claimed one of the first real-world applications for Neuralink’s chip could be to restore vision in people who have lost their sight or even restore motor function in people suffering from paralysis, although this wasn’t shown off in any of the demonstrations.
  • The billionaire and world’s richest person also said he believes one of the early uses of this technology could allow a paralyzed person to interface with a computer by being able to type and move a mouse cursor with their brain signals.
  • The company demonstrated a surgical robot that it claims is capable of safely implanting Neuralink’s chip onto a human by precisely inserting electrode threads into a person’s brain while avoiding critical blood vessels.
  • The company’s current implantable chip is around the size of a quarter and Musk claimed it has the same thickness as the piece of skull that needs to be removed to implant it, making it completely unobtrusive—unlike other similar devices which have visible wires and tend to be larger.

Reference: Interface between the Human Brain and Computers: Elon Musk’s Neuralink Could be Trialed in Humans in 2023. Here’s What You Need to Know

Elon Musk: Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species

Elon Musk: Humans should be ‘multi-planet species’

From the WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM; Why the human race must become a multiplanetary species

The Twitter Files Part III: The Banning of Donald Trump

The Twitter Files Part III: The Banning of Donald Trump

By Jeff Charles | 7:39 PM on December 09, 2022 

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Elon Musk has released the third installment of “The Twitter Files,” detailing the decision to ban former President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Only a day after the company dropped the second installment related to the company’s content moderation practices, the company is now divulging the forces surrounding the decision to remove the former president from the platform.

What is noteworthy about this release is that it also discusses Twitter’s collaboration with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when it comes to moderating the platform. Journalist Matt Taibbi, who released the first part of the series, notes that “the internal communications at Twitter between January 6th-January 8th have clear historical import” and that the company’s employees “understood in the moment that it was a landmark moment in the annals of speech.”

5. Whatever your opinion on the decision to remove Trump that day, the internal communications at Twitter between January 6th-January 8th have clear historical import. Even Twitter’s employees understood in the moment it was a landmark moment in the annals of speech. pic.twitter.com/tQ01n58XFc

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 9, 2022

The journalist explains how Twitter executives “started processing new power” after they banned Trump and laid the groundwork for future decisions regarding the banning of presidents.” The employees said the Biden administration would “not be suspended by Twitter unless absolutely necessary.”

6. As soon as they finished banning Trump, Twitter execs started processing new power. They prepared to ban future presidents and White Houses – perhaps even Joe Biden. The “new administration,” says one exec, “will not be suspended by Twitter unless absolutely necessary.” pic.twitter.com/lr66YgDlGy

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 9, 2022

Twitter executives said they removed Trump because of the “context surrounding” the actions of Trump and his supporters throughout the 2020 election season.

7. Twitter executives removed Trump in part over what one executive called the “context surrounding”: actions by Trump and supporters “over the course of the election and frankly last 4+ years.” In the end, they looked at a broad picture. But that approach can cut both ways. pic.twitter.com/Trgvq5jmhS

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 9, 2022

Prior to the riot, the company employed a more “subjective moderation” approach.

9. Before J6, Twitter was a unique mix of automated, rules-based enforcement, and more subjective moderation by senior executives. As @BariWeissreported, the firm had a vast array of tools for manipulating visibility, most all of which were thrown at Trump (and others) pre-J6.

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 9, 2022

Taibbi notes that after the riot, communications on Slack showed Twitter executives “getting a kick out of intensified relationships with federal agencies.”

The journalist goes on to discuss a Slack channel in which Twitter would converse about “election-related removals,” particularly related to “ accounts, which are called “VITs,” or “Very Important Tweeters.” He wrote:

On October 8th, 2020, executives opened a channel called “us2020_xfn_enforcement.” Through J6, this would be home for discussions about election-related removals, especially ones that involved “high-profile” accounts (often called “VITs” or “Very Important Tweeters”).

14. On October 8th, 2020, executives opened a channel called “us2020_xfn_enforcement.” Through J6, this would be home for discussions about election-related removals, especially ones that involved “high-profile” accounts (often called “VITs” or “Very Important Tweeters”). pic.twitter.com/xH29h4cYt9

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 9, 2022

The smaller group consisting of former CEO Jack Dorsey, former head of legal, policy, and trust Vijaya Gadde, and former cybersecurity head Yoel Roth, were a “high-speed Supreme Court of moderation,” according to Taibbi. They made content moderation decisions “on the fly, often in minutes and based on guesses, gut calls, even Google searches, even in cases involving the President.”

It appears these individuals did not put much thought into decisions to ban, or otherwise punish, accounts tweeting views with which they disagreed.

16. The latter group were a high-speed Supreme Court of moderation, issuing content rulings on the fly, often in minutes and based on guesses, gut calls, even Google searches, even in cases involving the President. pic.twitter.com/5ihsPCVo62

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 9, 2022

Meanwhile, these executives were “clearly liasing” with federal agencies regarding the moderation of content related to the 2020 election.

17. During this time, executives were also clearly liaising with federal enforcement and intelligence agencies about moderation of election-related content. While we’re still at the start of reviewing the #TwitterFiles, we’re finding out more about these interactions every day.

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 9, 2022

In fact, Roth met weekly with officials from the FBI and DHS, and also the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).

This post about the Hunter Biden laptop situation shows that Roth not only met weekly with the FBI and DHS, but with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI):

20. This post about the Hunter Biden laptop situation shows that Roth not only met weekly with the FBI and DHS, but with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI): pic.twitter.com/s5IiUjQqIY

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 9, 2022

In a report to these three agencies, Roth wrote:

We blocked the NYP story, then we unblocked it (but said the opposite) … and now we’re in a messy situation where our policy is in shambles, comms is angry, reporters think we’re idiots, and we’re refactoring an exceedingly complex policy 18 days out from the election.

21. Roth’s report to FBI/DHS/DNI is almost farcical in its self-flagellating tone:
“We blocked the NYP story, then unblocked it (but said the opposite)… comms is angry, reporters think we’re idiots… in short, FML” (fuck my life). pic.twitter.com/sTaWglhaJt

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 9, 2022

The FBI even sent Twitter reports highlighting certain tweets, one of which involved Indiana Councilor and Republican named John Basham in which he said: “Between 2% and 25% of Ballots by Mail are Being Rejected for Errors.”

24. Here, the FBI sends reports about a pair of tweets, the second of which involves a former Tippecanoe County, Indiana Councilor and Republican named @JohnBasham claiming “Between 2% and 25% of Ballots by Mail are Being Rejected for Errors.” pic.twitter.com/KtigHOiEwF

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 10, 2022

Twitter decided that these tweets were “proven to be false” and that one of them was “no vio on numerous occasions.”

25. The FBI-flagged tweet then got circulated in the enforcement Slack. Twitter cited Politifact to say the first story was “proven to be false,” then noted the second was already deemed “no vio on numerous occasions.” pic.twitter.com/LyyZ1opWAh

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 10, 2022

What is also noteworthy is that the journalists did not “see one reference to moderation requests from the Trump campaign, the Trump White House, or Republicans generally.”

27. Examining the entire election enforcement Slack, we didn’t see one reference to moderation requests from the Trump campaign, the Trump White House, or Republicans generally. We looked. They may exist: we were told they do. However, they were absent here.

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 10, 2022

The company also prepared to put a “mail-in voting is safe” warning label on a tweet from Trump calling out a voting mishap in Ohio that involved mail-in ballots. They decided against it after realizing that “the events took place” which means the former president’s tweet was “factually accurate.”

35. In another example, Twitter employees prepare to slap a “mail-in voting is safe” warning label on a Trump tweet about a postal screwup in Ohio, before realizing “the events took place,” which meant the tweet was “factually accurate”: pic.twitter.com/4r6nJ3JDmY

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 10, 2022

Even more damning is that Trump was “visibility filtered” about a week before the election despite not appearing “to have a particular violation.” Employees worked quickly to ensure that any of Trump’s tweets could not be “replied to, shared, or liked.”

Taibbi indicated at the beginning of the thread that more drops would be coming on Saturday and Sunday further explaining the decision to ban Trump as well as other issues. Journalists Bari Weiss and Michael Shellenberger are expected to handle the next batch of information.

The Hilarious Angle of the Whole Liberal Meltdown Over Elon Musk’s Push to Buy Twitter

The Hilarious Angle of the Whole Liberal Meltdown Over Elon Musk’s Push to Buy Twitter

The Hilarious Angle of the Whole Liberal Meltdown Over Elon Musk's Push to Buy Twitter

Spencer wrote about this yesterday. Elon Musk is trying to buy Twitter for $43 billion. He’s offering $54.20 per share. It set off a liberal meltdown that we haven’t seen in a long time. Of course, have a good laugh. These people are cartoon characters. Enjoy the liberal tears flowing. Enjoy the snowflakes throwing a tantrum. Take joy that Twitter employees are mentally wrecked right now…because someone decided to make a bid for their publicly-traded company. This is the free market. Welcome. What makes it doubly delicious is that for years, the Left said Twitter can ban and censor whomever they want. Musk wrecked that illusion. These precious little snowflakes are just worried that they can’t censor conservatives should this purchase go through.

What’s also notable is the level of free speech resistance that’s taken hold. We all knew it was bad. We all knew it was systemic among liberals. The words are violence crowd dominates the Left which is ironic since they cheer on actual violence when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars. You can’t have it both ways, but that’s liberalism. It’s unprincipled, immoral, and will they’ll eat their own arguments. Look no further than Defiant L’s on Twitter. The account finds some grade-A gems.

Twitter Tweets

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The Left has a free speech problem. They have had anti-Semitism for years. The erasure of opinions you don’t like is inherently un-American, though we all know that liberals are not patriots whatsoever. No one cares about your feelings. No one. 

Even Nate Silver, who is not a conservative, mocked the rage from the Left concerning Elon’s possible Twitter buy. Also, if you’re a writer for Bloomberg or The Washington Post, spare us the billionaires controlling speech narrative. Both of your outlets are owned by billionaires, Michael Bloomberg, and Jeff Bezos respectively. Again, you all knew this, but the Left often needs reminding. The lack of self-awareness from some liberal writers on this is truly entertaining.

Kakistocracy: noun, government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power

Kakistocracy: noun, government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power.

The old saying goes that even a blind squirrel finds a nut occasionally.  So you might think that during a 50-year political career, the odds would dictate that Joe Biden would, once in a blue moon, make a correct decision — just based on the odds.  But you’d be mistaken.  Biden has stumbled and bumbled from one disastrous decision to the next.  Disastrous, that is, for America.  Biden himself has prospered handsomely in spite of his glaring incompetence and corruption. 

Biden’s long Senate career was based on being the credit card companies’ man in Washington.  While crowing endlessly about the working class being “his people,” Biden sponsored bills allowing bank issuers to charge egregious interest rates and to make it harder for working men to escape the credit trap through bankruptcy.

When Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, he turned the confirmation of Clarence Thomas into a political smear campaign that descended into a degenerate three-ring circus. In his first campaign for president, he failed to garner a single percentage point before having to withdraw when confronted with his past lies and blatant plagiarism. He literally stole a speech detailing a British politician’s life story. He ran again in 2008 but again failed to reach even one percent of the vote.

When Barack Obama took him off the primary trash heap to make him vice president, Biden first made a hash out of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, wasting hundreds of billions on boondoggles and giveaways to Democrat cronies. Little of the recovery billions was spent on anything useful to America. Biden went on to manage our relations with China and Ukraine, pocketing untold millions for himself and his family by selling out America’s security interests.

By the time he ran for president again in 2020 he was a spent husk of his former corrupt and incompetent self, delivering asinine performances in the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary. When the Democrat establishment propped him up to once again stop Bernie Sanders, Biden was set up for the strangest presidential campaign in modern history. While Donald Trump barnstormed the nation with packed, enthusiastic rallies, Biden cowered in his basement, occasionally venturing out to speak with a few dozen voters sitting in circles drawn on the floor.

For his vice presidential pick, he chose — if you can believe it — an even more buffoonish candidate than himself.

Had it not been for Mark Zuckerberg buying and staffing government election offices in swing states, and the media and Big Tech’s censorship of the Biden family’s corruption, Biden would now be enjoying his dotage in Delaware, creeping on unsuspecting children with yarns of Corn Pop and South African arrests.

Instead, the man with one of the most astonishing records of abject failure in Washington was installed in the White House, and he has remained true to form.  As one of a hundred senators and then as vice president, there was a limit to how much damage he could do.  But as president, the shackles have been removed.

His first agenda item was to throttle our oil and gas sector, offshoring tens of thousands of good paying jobs to Russia and the Middle East — along with our energy independence. He threw open our southern border and encouraged virtually unlimited illegal immigration — during a global pandemic.

He sponsored trillions of dollars in wasteful spending, pushing our national debt to over $31 trillion.  Were it not for two Democrat senators who had not yet taken leave of their senses, it would have been even worse.  As it is, Biden has sparked the largest one-year increase in inflation in 40 years.

Biden’s “defund the police” rhetoric delivered us soaring violent crime in Democrat-run cities, while he sicced federal law enforcement on parents who object too strenuously to their children being indoctrinated with anti-White racism and LGBTQIA+ ideology. 

It can truly be said that as president, Biden’s record of failure remains unblemished.  

But now comes what may be the capstone on Biden’s long history of buffoonery and corruption.  In Ukraine, we have an armed conflict that threatens to plunge the world into an economic depression and raises the specter of nuclear war.  Not only did Biden set the stage for this calamity when, as vice president, he was in charge of Ukraine policy and led Kiev to believe that NATO membership was in Ukraine’s future, but on the eve of the Russian invasion, he refused to admit that it was not.  Then Biden all but admitted to Vladimir Putin — on live TV, no less — that NATO would not defend Ukraine if Russia chose to invade. 

In the aftermath of Russia’s invasion, Biden and his administration have crafted sanctions that seem almost designed to boomerang on America’s and Europe’s fragile post-pandemic economies, while forcing Russia into a deeper alliance with China

With the U.S. over $31 trillion in debt, Biden seems totally oblivious to the perilous position of the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency and the consequences should that privileged position end. 

Economists predict that food and gasoline will cost the average U.S. household an additional $3,000 this year, and inflation threatens to push millions of lower-middle income-earners into abject poverty.

And bumbling, corrupt Joe Biden isn’t yet halfway through his first — and please God, last — term.

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Image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Jim Daws is a recovering talk radio host at jimdaws.com.

Big Tech Censored Dozens of Doctors, More Than 800 Accounts for COVID-19 ‘Misinformation,’ Study Finds

Resource : https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2022-02-08/merck-and-ridgeback-announce-that-3-1-million-courses-of-molnupiravir-an-investigational-oral-antiviral-covid-19-medicine-have

Big Tech Censored Dozens of Doctors, More Than 800 Accounts for COVID-19 ‘Misinformation,’ Study Finds

Ailan Evans / @AilanHEvans / February 09, 2022

Twitter, Google, Google+, Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are among the platforms arrayed on the screen of an Apple iPhone. Many of them have used their largely unregulated power to censor information they don’t approve of as “misinformation.” (Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images)

Major technology companies and social media platforms have removed, suppressed or flagged the accounts of more than 800 prominent individuals and organizations, including medical doctors, for COVID-19 “misinformation,” according to a new study from the Media Research Center.

The study focused on acts of censorship on major social media platforms and online services, including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Ads, and TikTok.

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Instances of censorship included Facebook’s decision to flag the British Medical Journal with a “fact check” and “missing context” label, reducing the visibility of a post, for a study delving into data-integrity issues with a Pfizer vaccine clinical trial.

Facebook also deleted the page of the Great Barrington Declaration, an open letter led by dozens of medical professionals, including Dr. Jay Battacharya, a Stanford epidemiologist, and Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a former employee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which advocated for less restrictive measures to address the dangers of COVID-19.

“Big Tech set up a system where you can’t disagree with ‘the science’ even though that’s the foundation of the scientific method,” Dan Gainor, MRC vice president of Free Speech America, told the Daily Caller National Foundation. “If doctors and academic journals can’t debate publicly, then it’s not science at all. It’s ‘religion.’”

Big Tech also scrubbed podcast host Joe Rogan’s interviews with scientists Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone, the latter of whom was instrumental in pioneering mRNA technology. Twitter banned Malone from its platform permanently in late December over the virologist’s tweets questioning the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We tallied 32 different doctors who were censored, including mRNA vaccine innovator Dr. Robert Malone,” Gainor said. “Censoring views of credentialed experts doesn’t ensure confidence in vaccines. It undermines faith in government COVID-19 strategies.“

In addition to medical doctors, the study examined instances in which members of Congress were censored by tech platforms.

These included an incident last August in which YouTube suspended Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for posting a video arguing that “cloth masks” are not effective against the coronavirus, a view later echoed by many prominent medical commentators. Twitter also flagged a tweet from Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., in which he wrote “studies show those with natural immunity from a prior infection are much less likely to contract and spread COVID than those who only have vaccine-induced immunity.”

The study also examined Big Tech censorship of prominent media personalities, such as Rogan, Tucker Carlson, and Dan Bongino.

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NIH Quietly Edits Section of Website on Gain-of-Function Research

NIH Quietly Edits Section of Website on Gain-of-Function Research

NIH Quietly Edits Section of Website on Gain-of-Function Research

The National Institutes of Health edited a section of its website explaining gain-of-function research this month as scrutiny over the research the NIH funded in Wuhan, China intensified.

The original page, seen on the Wayback Machine, displays several sections including Potential Pandemic Pathogens, Gain-of-Function Research, U.S. Government Funding Pause, HHS P3CO Framework, Research Within P3CO Scope, Research Outside P3CO Scope, and a Timeline.

The Gain-of-Function section stated:

The term gain-of-function (GOF) research describes a type of research that modifies a biological agent so that it confers new or enhanced activity to that agent. Some scientists use the term broadly to refer to any such modification. However, not all research described as GOF entails the same level of risk. For example, research that involves the modification of bacteria to allow production of human insulin, or the altering of the genetic program of immune cells in CAR-T cell therapy to treat cancer generally would be considered low risk. The subset of GOF research that is anticipated to enhance the transmissibility and/or virulence of potential pandemic pathogens, which are likely to make them more dangerous to humans, has been the subject of substantial scrutiny and deliberation. Such GOF approaches can sometimes be justified in laboratories with appropriate biosafety and biosecurity controls to help us understand the fundamental nature of human-pathogen interactions, assess the pandemic potential of emerging infectious agents, and inform public health and preparedness efforts, including surveillance and the development of vaccines and medical countermeasures. This research poses biosafety and biosecurity risks, and these risks must be carefully managed. When supported with NIH funds, this subset of GOF research may only be conducted in laboratories with stringent oversight and appropriate biosafety and biosecurity controls(link is external) to help protect researchers from infection and prevent the release of microorganisms into the environment. (NIH)

Now the page lists only Potential Pandemic Pathogens, ePPP Research, and Oversight.

The edits come as Sen. Rand Paul is calling for Dr. Anthony Fauci to resign for lying about gain-of-function research.

“He should be fired,” Paul told “Axios on HBO” in an interview that aired Sunday. 

“The thing is, is just for lack of judgment of nothing else, and I, you know, he’s probably never going to admit that he lied, he’s going to continue to dissemble and try to work around the truth and massage the truth,” he added.

While Paul has been making this case for awhile, the sentiments were renewed after Lawrence Tabak, the principal deputy director at the NIH, revealed new details in a letter about an NIH grant to EcoHealth Alliance, which conducted research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Internet Online Safely Resources for Parents – ADVICE BY AGE

Advice by age

Whatever their age, we can help you to find out more about what they might be doing online and give you practical advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them safe in their digital world.

How can I protect my children?

Children use the internet in different ways depending on their age and so we’ve developed checklists for parents that give you top tips on how to help them stay safe.

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With so many websites and apps targeting pre-schoolers find out the simple steps, you can take to protect your young children.

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As internet use grows, learn about the steps you can make to establish positive behaviour and how you can teach your child to stay safe.

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As your child makes the important transition from primary to secondary school make sure your knowledge increases with theirs.

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As internet access becomes part of your child’s daily life learn about how you can have positive conversations about their internet use.

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What are my children doing online?

Children can and do all sorts of amazing things online, the internet, after all, is creative, fun and educational. Our advice guides give you the need to know information about the most common activities.

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Useful guides for parents

Technology moves so quickly, in particular smartphones, tablets and apps. Learn about the latest apps and the latest technology in our useful guides for parents.

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PLEASE, KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE

PLEASE, KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE

With the birth of Social Media and the Internet being available in every household, the ability to monitoring your children has become more difficult.

Nowadays, everyone has access to a mobile phone, no matter the age. I wonder how many parents actually know how to use the Child Safety features and Parental Controls on the devices. How many actually bother to check their kids devices or even have a talk with them about safety and grooming ?!

The world out there is more dangerous than you can even imagine. Children go missing EVERY DAY, children are abused EVERY DAY, children are murdered EVERY DAY.

Did You Know That Pedophiles Actually Have A Manual On How To Groom Children?

There are various “grooming guides” floating around online and amongst predators.  Officials say most are amateur, but a handful are frighteningly slick.

Please educate yourselves, it could be what saves your child or someone elses child.

The 170-page guide teaches pedophiles how to target your children

RESEARCH AND LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD don’t hide from what’s unsavory to hear, because is too much to listen to, or too painful to see. Think of all those poor kids abducted every single day, being torture and simply having to comply or die. They do not get a choice, they do not get to say wait, stop, slow down, be more gentle, because if they speak up, it will be much worse !

Please, protect ALL CHILDREN by learning what happens and how to prevent it from happening, educate the kids on how to stay safe and what to look out for. It’s important to have this talk with them, because the world we live in, is far from what you think it is.

Education leads to awareness, awareness in turn disrupts the demand as the perpetrators can no longer follow the pattern and in turn will start to make mistakes and reveal themselves.

Help us to get rid of the evils of our world.

https://www.wbtv.com/story/18124513/underage-grooming-guide

https://childrenofthedigitalage.org/a-handbook-for-paedophiles-goes-online

— Read on www.gracefullight.co.uk/post/please-keep-your-children-safe

Disappointed Dorsey…

Federal Judge Dismisses Twitter’s Attempt to Prevent Investigation by Texas Attorney General

by John Hawkins

Posted: May 12, 2021

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Federal Judge Dismisses Twitter’s Attempt to Prevent Investigation by Texas Attorney General
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Afederal judge dismissed a lawsuitby Twitter against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that was designed to keep him from investigating the company.

Judge Maxine Chesney on Tuesday sided with Paxton, calling Twitter’s lawsuit “premature.” Chesney added that Twitter’s First Amendment claims of protection against investigation were “unpersuasive,” especially since Paxton had not in any way penalized the company.

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