VOCABULARY: Thoughtcrime (George Orwel 1949)

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/are-you-thought-criminal

Thoughtcrime is a word coined by George Orwell in his 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. It describes a person’s politically unorthodox thoughts, such as beliefs and doubts that contradict the tenets of Ingsoc (English Socialism), the dominant ideology of Oceania. In the official language of Newspeak, the word crimethink describes the intellectual actions of a person who entertains and holds politically unacceptable thoughts; thus the government of the Party controls the speech, the actions, and the thoughts of the citizens of Oceania.

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Are You A “Thought Criminal”?

YES!

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NEWJERSEY: Remember Corzine and the missing $1.6 bullion

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/youre-absolute-fraud-cme-ceo-terry-duffy-recalls-first-meeting-sam-bankman-fried-march-2022

“You’re An Absolute Fraud”: CME CEO Terry Duffy Recalls First Meeting Sam Bankman-Fried In March 2022
by Tyler Durden
Monday, Nov 21, 2022

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Penn professor and forensic accounting expert Francine McKenna summed it up perfectly when she commented on Twitter: “Duffy went to Congress and told them FTX was a bankrupt business model and he was ignored just like he was ignored when he said Corzine knew he had used customer funds and knew where the missing $1.6 bullion was.

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So why do we need “regulators”, politicians, or bureaucrats who don’t listen.

Same as Made-off and all the other Ponzi operators.

What a circus!

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VOCABULARY: “Gaslighting” — to sow self-doubt and confusion in their victim’s mind

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/hopkins-gaslighting-masses

Hopkins: The Gaslighting Of The Masses
by Tyler Durden
Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 – 11:30 PM

Authored by CJ Hopkins via The Consent Factory,

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nstead, I want to focus on one particularly effective mind-control technology, one that has done a lot of heavy lifting throughout the implementation of the New Normal and is doing a lot of heavy-lifting currently. I want to do that because many people mistakenly believe that mind-control is either (a) a “conspiracy theory” or (b) something that can only be achieved with drugs, microwaves, surgery, torture, or some other invasive physical means. Of course, there is a vast and well-documented history of the use of such invasive physical technologies (see, e.g., the history of the CIA’s infamous MKULTRA program), but in many instances mind-control can be achieved through much less elaborate techniques.

One of the most basic and effective techniques that cults, totalitarian systems, and individuals with fascistic personalities use to disorient and control people’s minds is “gaslighting.” You’re probably familiar with the term. If not, here are a few definitions:

“the manipulation of another person into doubting their perceptions, experiences, or understanding of events.” American Psychological Association

“an insidious form of manipulation and psychological control. Victims of gaslighting are deliberately and systematically fed false information that leads them to question what they know to be true, often about themselves. They may end up doubting their memory, their perception, and even their sanity.” Psychology Today

“a form of psychological manipulation in which the abuser attempts to sow self-doubt and confusion in their victim’s mind. Typically, gaslighters are seeking to gain power and control over the other person, by distorting reality and forcing them to question their own judgment and intuition.” Newport Institute

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IMHO the whole Covid fiasco from start to finish has been “gaslighting” the world’s population.  The politicians and bureaucrats did this to transfers huge amounts of wealth into Big Pharma. 

Argh!

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ECONOMICS: Cryptocurrency — no regulation needed — Caveat Emptor

https://www.zerohedge.com/crypto/secs-reckless-crusade-crush-cryptocurrency-market

The SEC’s Reckless Crusade To Crush The Cryptocurrency Market
by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 – 08:20 PM

Authored by Gerard Scimeca via RealClearMarkets.com

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The outcome of the SEC case against Ripple is critical in not just establishing a fair and just baseline for the protection of crypto investors, but as a test case in setting boundaries to stop overreach by federal agencies seeking to advance their power at the expense of efficiency. Crypto is popular and growing precisely because of its efficiency, flexibility, and vast utility in financial markets, benefits that can easily be quashed through intrusive and heavy-handed regulation. The ultimate arbiter of these issues is Congress, who must act, and soon, to help establish a clear framework to regulate crypto, and to limit the SEC’s power to occupy spaces where it simply does not belong.

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Sorry, but all the Gooferment ever does is impede progress.

Is an “unregulated” market “dangerous”?

No, let the buyer beware and let the “invisible hand” of the free market quickly and efficiently discipline bad actors.

No bureaucrats required.

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IPHONE: Mike Lindell is an object lesson in backup and recovery

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/i-got-bad-news-you-mike-lindell-speaks-out-after-fbi-seizes-phone

“I Got Bad News For You”: Mike Lindell Speaks Out After FBI Seizes Phone
by Tyler Durden — Thursday, Sep 15, 2022 – 11:20 AM
Authored by Eva Fu via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was picking up food at a fast food chain drive-through when three cars driven by federal agents blocked him.

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“Well, I got bad news for you: we are going to take your cell phone,” Lindell remembered the agents saying.

“No you are not, I’d rather be arrested, you are not going to get my phone,” he replied. Since he doesn’t have a computer, he said his phone was an essential device that he leans on to run his five businesses.

“They want people to be scared to talk to Mike Lindell,” Lindell, who relented and handed over his phone after consulting his lawyer, told The Epoch Times on Wednesday.

“You might get your phone taken at a drive-thru restaurant, you might get your door bashed in by the FBI,” he said, noting the string of FBI subpoenas for allies of former President Donald Trump reported in recent weeks.

While Lindell initially thought the FBI was interested in him as part of the House probe into the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, the agents told him they had two separate cases in which he is named.

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The FBI turned down Lindell’s request to back up his phone. “That was something that really upset me,” he said, adding that his last phone backup was from a couple of weeks earlier.

But the recent FBI actions, he said, won’t dissuade him from his advocacy efforts.

“The government weaponized the FBI, trying to scare me, trying to scare other people, but it didn’t change a thing,” he said. “This is Gestapo in Nazi Germany. This is what we’re up against.”

“It didn’t rattle me,” he added. “I’m not going to unsee what I’ve seen.”

Regarding his phone, Lindell is confident that the FBI will realize “there’s nothing in here.”

“I do all things by calls, I rarely text, and I never email,” he said. “So whatever they’re looking for, they’re going to be on a wild goose chase.”

Lindell’s lawyer is working to get his client’s phone back, and meanwhile, Lindell says he has already moved on.

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“his last phone backup was from a couple of weeks earlier.”

Maybe I should apply for a job as his IT guru.  If that phone is his “lifeline”, then he should have a hot back up.

Didn’t say if it was an iPhone.  If it was he could have a hot backup to iCloud.  

I don’t do anything important and I have a backup phone and a backup computer.

Remember “2 is 1; 1 is none! redundant capability; not redundant gear!”

There’s no excuse for only one back up that weeks old.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Will illegal work on banned biological weapons be exposed?

Escobar: Russia Rewrites The Art Of (Hybrid) War
Zero Hedge by Tyler Durden / May 22, 2022 at 07:02AM

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-russia-rewrites-art-hybrid-war

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That’s not gonna happen. Moscow is fully aware that going public with illegal work on banned biological weapons is an existential threat to the US Deep State. Especially when documents seized by the Russians show that Big Pharma – via Pfizer, Moderna, Merck and Gilead – was involved in several “experiments”. Fully exposing the whole maze, from the start, was one of Putin’s stated objectives.

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Will Russia be allowed to let the Deep State “cat” out of the proverbial bag?

What will “We, The Sheeple” think?

If it happens before the 2024 election does it ensure a DJT or Desantis  presidency?

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