Craig Wright’s Satoshi Claim At Risk After Whitepaper Edits

Source: Forbes

“In London’s Rolls Building, within the Royal Courts of Justice, the trial of COPA vs Craig Wright continues, aiming to establish whether or not Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto. Further developments and testimonies have emerged throughout the trial’s third week, challenging Wright’s claims. One of the key aspects of the trial this week was the presentation of animations based on edit logs that Wright had included in his disclosures. The animations were created by developers using the logs. The footage shows modifications to the bitcoin whitepaper being made, suggesting that such alterations could be interpreted as consistent with backdating or fabricating the document. This visual representation demonstrated the full extent of the edits. Gunning asked Wright, “If you were forging the whitepaper, that is how you would do it, isn’t it?” Wright replied, ‘Yes.’ Wright stated that the edits were a demonstration for his representatives at Shoosmiths, his law firm.” (02/25/24)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/digital-assets/2024/02/25/craig-wrights-satoshi-claim-at-risk-after-whitepaper-edits/?sh=6ff2b6836e32

Government Investment Into Vaccines Hasn’t Paid Off

Source: Brownstone Institute
by David Livermore

“There are differing opinions of the recent mRNA Covid vaccines. The official view, heard less and less, is that they saved 20 million lives. At the other extreme, some believe that they failed completely and are the major driver of ongoing excess deaths. Others, like me, believe that they did some good in 2021 but then were recklessly overused in low-risk groups and as untrialled multi-booster regimens, causing harm without further benefit. All these viewpoints remain defensible. What’s not defensible is any assertion that mRNA vaccines stopped viral circulation, gave long-term protection or are as safe as, say, traditional inactivated-virus flu vaccines.” (02/24/24)

https://brownstone.org/articles/government-investment-into-vaccines-hasnt-paid-off/

Congress Must Stop The Big Corporate Election Interference It Didn’t In 2020

Source: The Federalist
by Stewart Whitson & Trevor Carlsen

“In a hearing earlier this month, the House Administration Committee deftly exposed the effect ‘Zuckbucks’ had on the 2020 election — and the threat it still poses in 2024. In 2020, Mark Zuckerberg — one of the richest people in the world — strategically funneled more than $400 million into specific election offices around the country, which ultimately had a measurable effect on the outcomes. Through this ‘Zuckbucks’ scandal, Zuckerberg was able to put his thumb on the scale of the 2020 election. His method is less direct when compared to other leftist billionaires. It is also a precursor to the way Joe Biden and his federal bureaucracy lackeys are plotting to influence the 2024 election. In her testimony before the committee, Federalist Editor-in-Chief Mollie Hemmingway aptly described Zuckbucks as a ‘private takeover of government election offices by partisan oligarchs and their armies of activists.'” (02/23/24)

https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/22/congress-must-stop-the-big-corporate-election-interference-it-didnt-in-2020/

Roosevelt fixed his serious VP mistake. Will Biden?

Source: New Hampshire Union Leader
by George F Will

“In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt replaced his vice president, Texan John Nance Garner, with his agriculture secretary, Iowan Henry Wallace. If FDR, who died April 12, 1945, had died a year earlier, the postwar era would have been even more dangerous than it was and we might live in an even worse world. Roosevelt in 1940 was in his 59th year, a paraplegic with signs of physical decline and ominous prospects regarding longevity. Yet he put Wallace on the precipice of the presidency, for which Wallace was grotesquely unsuited. … FDR replaced Wallace with Harry S. Truman as his 1944 running mate.” (02/24/24)

https://www.unionleader.com/opinion/columnists/george-f-will-roosevelt-fixed-his-serious-vp-mistake-will-biden/article_6ef233d2-d26c-11ee-90d1-8f59d083ba53.html

Playing God with AI

Source: Law & Liberty
by Alex Taylor

“Americans looking for a bit of domestic political prophecy should watch [Jim] Caviezel’s TV serial Person of Interest (2011-2016). Caviezel is most known for his portrayal of Jesus in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ (2004), but Person of Interest involves a different manner of ‘playing God.’ In the series, directed by Jonathan Nolan, Caviezel plays John Reese, an ex-CIA agent, washed-up and on the brink of suicide before he’s given a job (and more importantly, a purpose) by Harold Finch, played by Michael Emerson. Finch is a reclusive billionaire who, as we find out, in the wake of September 11, created an AI for the US government, designed to prevent future terrorist attacks.” (02/23/24)

https://lawliberty.org/playing-god-with-ai/

CA: State files 140 charges against woman accused of running crime ring

Source: SFGate

“The office of California Attorney General Rob Bonta has filed 140 charges against several people accused of being members of an organized retail theft ring, alleging that the group stole nearly $8 million in beauty products from stores across California over a period of almost two years. According to a news release from Bonta’s office, the woman accused of being ringleader of the group allegedly directed several people to steal merchandise from Ulta Beauty stores and ‘other retail outlets,’ and then would sell the products online. ‘Our message to those involved in organized retail crime is simple. If you organize coordinated retail theft, if you steal from our businesses and put people in harm’s way, if you try to make an easy buck off of other people’s hard work, we will arrest you and prosecute you,’ Bonta said in a recent press conference reported on by NBC 7.” (02/24/24)

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/state-files-charges-against-socal-woman-crime-ring-18685374.php

Trump Comparing Himself to Alexei Navalny Is Ghoulish BS

Source: The Daily Beast
by Matt Lewis

“‘It’s a form of Navalny.’ That line … was the former president’s attempt to explain why he has been fined hundreds of millions of dollars in civil trials and is facing four separate criminal cases Trump’s bad acting is not a form of Navalny, but his attempt to pretend otherwise is a form of bullshit. … This bogus analogy is yet another sign of Trump’s obsessive self-centeredness. Seriously, Navalny dies, and Trump’s only thought is how it relates to him? It’s also the latest example of Trump’s perennial gaslighting of the public; he paints himself as a victim of anything and everything to galvanize his base.” (02/23/24)

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-comparing-himself-to-alexei-navalny-is-ghoulish-bs

Ten Questions Corporate Media Isn’t Asking About Israel-Gaza But Should

Source: Common Dreams
by Ralph Nader

“Last October 27, I suggested subjects the mainstream media needed to cover relating to the saturation bombing of Gaza and its defenseless civilian families and infrastructure. Looking at these topics now, four months later, despite massive reporting, the attention to these subjects is still thin and more deserving of reporting than ever: 1) How did Hamas, with tiny Gaza surrounded by a 17-year Israeli blockade, subjected to unparalleled electronic surveillance, with spies and informants, and augmented by an overwhelming air, sea and land military presence, manage to get the weapons and associated technology for their October 7th surprise raid? Readers still do not know how and from where these weapons entered Gaza year after year. 2) What is the connection between the stunning failure of the Israeli government to protect its people on the border and the policy of P.M. Netanyahu?” (02/24/24)

https://www.commondreams.org/opinion/media-coverage-israel-gaza-war