Thought for the day

"Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks." -- Doug Larson, English middle-distance runner who won gold medals at the 1924 Olympic Games

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Posted on: Dec 01 12:14

Following the implosion of FTX earlier this month and its subsequent bankruptcy proceeding exposing the depths of the company’s mishandling of customer finances, multiple cryptocurrency companies have jumped to release proof-of-reserve audits.

A proof of reserve audit is a way for both clients and potential investors to prove that an independent auditor studied and proved the state of an exchange or business’ reserves. In the wake of FTX’s collapse, this served as the main method crypto companies used to win back investor confidence amid concerns that their businesses might be sorely affected by the FTX scandal. (Related: Crypto Nostradamus John Perez: Cryptocurrency scam is THE SCAM of the century.)

Notable crypto companies have already provided their own proof of reserve audits, while others like Binance have agreed to publish their own audits soon. However, Grayscale has bucked the trend and remains adamant about keeping the state of its reserves secret.

Posted on: Dec 01 10:53

"...they owe it to the world economy, because what happens in the US if inflation does not get under control can have also spillover impacts for the rest of the world,”

Posted on: Dec 01 10:48

The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are causing the blood clots in people, according to veteran embalmer Richard Hirschman.

“We need to remember because this truth is coming out. I really did not want to believe this was some kind of conspiracy to try to depopulate the world. But the more they continue to do what they are doing, [the more] I believe it is the vaccine causing this. Because I’ve had people that did not have COVID, but were vaccinated and have these clots,” Hirschman told Zeee Media founder and Australian independent journalist Maria Zeee during a recent interview in the latter’s podcast.

Hirschman had earlier made a shocking revelation about the unnatural blood clots found in the dead bodies of vaccinated individuals during an interview with Dr. Jane Ruby in the “Dr. Jane Ruby Show.” 

Posted on: Dec 01 10:40

Is it safe to get a blood transfusion from a donor or donors who got “vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19)? Many say no, which all around the world is generating increased demand for “clean” blood.

Posted on: Dec 01 10:38
Posted on: Dec 01 10:16 is a malicious browser hijacker virus that infects the user’s browser. It reroutes infected web users to a different search engine with inorganic search results.

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Posted on: Dec 01 09:39

A team of researchers from the University of Alberta discovered at least two new minerals never before seen on Earth in a 15-ton meteorite that landed in east Africa.

Unearthed in Somalia in 2020, the meteorite is the ninth largest ever found. When researchers sliced off a two-ounce section of the space rock, they found two new minerals named "elaliite" and "elkinstantonite." Details about the minerals remain limited. 

Posted on: Dec 01 07:52

Central bankers and international corporate financiers have long been pretending to hate the very concept of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Etherium while at the same time investing heavily in blockchain technologies and infrastructure.  The purpose of the ruse is not clear, but more than likely it was an attempt at mass reverse psychology - “We don't like crypto and digital currencies because we supposedly have no control over them; free market proponents should embrace them blindly because that is how you will beat us.”

In the meantime, while major banking firms are investing billions into various blockchain products, central banks and global institutions like the BIS and IMF have been developing their own systems.  In fact, the BIS notes with enthusiasm that around 90% of central banks around the world are already in the process of adopting CBDCs. 

But why would anyone want to use government and establishment bank controlled cryptocurrencies when they have access to Bitcoin and dozens of other coins that are supposedly independent?  Why trade freedom for more centralization?

Posted on: Dec 01 07:50

Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are already in use in 11 countries, and 105 other nations are considering adopting the technology.

Washington, D.C.-based think tank The Atlantic Council (TAC) defined a CBDC as “virtual money backed and issued by a central bank.” It named 10 countries in the Caribbean, alongside the West African country of Nigeria, as early adopters of CBDCs. The CBDCs in active use were:

  • eNaira (Nigeria)
  • Sand Dollar (The Bahamas)
  • JAM-DEX (Jamaica)
  • D-Cash (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
Posted on: Dec 01 07:47

Amid all the talk of an imminent planetary catastrophe caused by emissions of carbon dioxide, another fact is often ignored: global greening is happening faster than climate change. The amount of vegetation growing on the earth has been increasing every year for at least 30 years. The evidence comes from the growth rate of plants and from satellite data.

In 2016 a paper was published by 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries that analysed satellite data and concluded that there had been a roughly 14% increase in green vegetation over 30 years. The study attributed 70% of this increase to the extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The lead author on the study, Zaichun Zhu of Beijing University, says this is equivalent to adding a new continent of green vegetation twice the size of the mainland United States.

Global greening has affected all ecosystems – from arctic tundra to coral reefs to plankton to tropical rain forests – but shows up most strongly in arid places like the Sahel region of Africa, where desertification has largely now reversed.

Posted on: Dec 01 07:39

The new study “Electromagnetic radiations on the functional potential of spermatozoa” published in the Research Journal of Biotechnology found damage to human sperm when exposed to Wi-Fi from a laptop . The deterioration of sperm quality  varied according to the duration of Wi-Fi radiation exposure. The image above shows damages sperm from the Wi-Fi radiation exposure. Sperm damage is one of numerous health effects linked to cell phone use.

This study corroborates numerous studies that have found Wi-Fi and cell phone radiation exposure linked to damage to sperm.

Posted on: Dec 01 07:36

Reacting to Tuesday’s announcement that Google and YouTube will fund a global fact-checking network through the media institute Poynter, media expert Mark Crispin Miller, Ph.D., said, “This is grotesque — almost to the point of comedy, except it’s not funny.”

Posted on: Dec 01 07:32

Thousands of Egyptians are demanding the British Museum return the Rosetta Stone to their country. 

Academics have declared that the museum's possession of the treasured 2,200-year-old granite slab is 'a symbol of Western cultural violence against Egypt'.

The inscriptions on the Rosetta Stone became the seminal breakthrough in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics after it was taken from Egypt by forces of the British empire in 1801.

But now, as Britain's largest museum marks the 200-year anniversary of the decipherment of hieroglyphics, thousands of Egyptians are calling for its return. 

Posted on: Dec 01 07:10

Kraken, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, is laying off about 30% of its headcount, or 1,100 people, “in order to adapt to current market conditions,” co-founder and CEO Jesse Powell said Wednesday.

Powell wrote in a blog post that slowing growth, prompted by “macroeconomic and geopolitical factors,” had muted customer demand, lowered trading volumes and cut sign-ups.

“We had to grow fast, more than tripling our workforce in order to provide those clients with the quality and service they expect of us,” Powell said. “This reduction takes our team size back to where it was only 12 months ago.”

Posted on: Nov 30 20:49

Remember how Elon Musk earlier this month warned activist groups and advertisers that he may launch a "thermonuclear name & shame" if they work to try and destroy free speech in America?

It looks like he did just that to bring Apple CEO Tim Cook to heel.

Posted on: Nov 30 20:28
  • Insider reported the Amazon division that built Alexa is on track to lose $10 billion this year.
Posted on: Nov 30 20:14

Ursula von der Leyen, the Head of the European Commission, made an address on Wednesday claiming that more than 100,000 Ukrainian troops have died in their war with Russia.

The EU cut her comments on the dramatic death toll out of the video and removed the line from the transcript of her speech on their website.

Posted on: Nov 30 15:18
Posted on: Nov 30 14:50