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The Collapse of Twitter May Be Imminent.

Elon Musk just revealed that when Twitter audits for bot accounts, they only poll 100 accounts at a time. Because of this, Musk is putting the deal to buy Twitter on hold, and subsequently, Twitter is accusing him of breaking a non-disclosure agreement.

Oh, no! Don’t go telling people that the product you plan on buying might be faulty!

When a platform is as huge as Twitter, 100 is a trivially pathetic sample size, especially when sampling for bots, which is a huge problem for Twitter.

But the problem goes beyond just Twitter being annoying for humans to use. The fact is, advertisers pay a premium to advertise on Twitter because of Twitter’s perceived value. For advertisers, to be seen by more human eyes means more value. However, if a huge chunk of Twitter’s value is actually bots, then that’s a huge chunk of Twitter that advertisers would consider absolutely worthless.

When you know this, you see a greater problem. If Twitter is only putting forward a pathetic, statistically insignificant attempt to poll for bots, Twitter may be greatly overstating its own value to advertisers.

It might not be overselling it to say that Elon Musk may have just uncovered the greatest fraud the tech world has ever seen.

In any case, I think we can agree that when a platform’s daily active user count is in the hundreds of millions, a sample size of only 100 is pretty pathetic.

There are a lot of advertisers and investors who are going to be pissed.

Stop Falling For Sign-On Bonuses.

If you’re like me, you pay attention to job postings for your field, to see how your current hourly rate compares with what’s being offered, considering your level of experience, or whether your raises are keeping up with inflation.

There is a trend that I’ve been noticing, and that’s that more employers and recruiters are offering sign-on bonuses in an effort to entice applicants. Many of these sign-on bonuses appear to be substantial. After all, who wouldn’t like to receive an extra $3000 to the checking account after about 6 months on the job?

Except, it’s not really a great deal. And if you’ve noticed that many employers and recruiters are not specifying the hourly rate in the same posting as the sign-on bonus, you should consider that a great big red flag.

What it comes down to is an attempt to impress you with a big-sounding number. But when you perform some simple math, you see that a sign-on bonus of $3000 is not a big screaming deal.

Let’s perform that simple math. There are 40 hours in a work week, and there are approximately 26 weeks in six months. That comes to 1040 hours worked in six months. Using this number, we can determine pretty quick how $3000 divides into that time to determine the hourly rate.

And it’s only an additional $2.88 per hour.

That’s it. And it’s a one-time bonus, so after six months, there goes the equivalent of $2.88 from your hourly rate. And considering that the $3000 gets taxed, you’re not getting the full amount.

And it gets worse. When it comes time to negotiate a higher salary, that $3000 number may come back to haunt you when your cheap-o employer will come at you by saying, “What? We just gave you $3000. And you want even more money?”

Even worse is the initial grift, that the $3000 number is a nice, big, attractive number that’s designed to override your better judgement so you’d be more likely to overlook that your hourly rate may be substantially below industry average. It may even be at least $2.88 below industry average.

Suppose that you’re an engineer looking for work. On the one hand, you see a posting offering $48/hr, but on the other, you’d see a posting for $39/hr, but they’re offering you a $3000 sign-on bonus if you stay on for six months. Hopefully, you’d go for the $48/hr job, because that gets you nearly $50,000 in six months. If you’d instead go for the job that would get you $40,560 in the same time with an additional $3000 bonus, you’d probably be too stupid to be an engineer.

Cheap-o employers have found another way to cheat people out of wages. Please stop falling for it.

Biden Gets New Dog, Ditches Old One

The replacement.

Biden just added a new dog to the Biden family, named Commander! The new dog is a German Shepherd, just like Biden’s previous dog, Major.

Oh, you’re wondering what happened to Major, right? The Bidens just handed him over to a new home. Why? You may remember Major as Biden’s presidential show dog, which had problems with biting White House staff.

As anyone who has owned a German Shepherd should know, what a German Shepherd needs is a strong leadership presence, otherwise, it will test limits and misbehave. And considering that Major’s leadership presence was Joe Biden, it’s quite predictable how things turned out.

I don’t see much reason to be nice about this, as few things are as upsetting as people who purchase animals for frivolous reasons, then get rid of them when they require too much attention. It’s even worse when these people then proceed to adopt another of the exact same animal. When people do this, it’s obvious that it’s just a show animal, purchased for narcissistic reasons.

I know that it’s somewhat of a tradition for presidents to have dogs, and it looks better when that dog furthers an image of strength. A German Shepard is indeed a manly dog to have and properly take care of. But when Major ran wild, biting people as it pleased, that goes to show just what kind of leadership that Major had to look up to.

That Biden got another German Shepherd immediately afterwards goes to show that he did not learn his lesson. And it might be interesting to pay attention to just how things go with the new dog, but we’re getting a far more interesting show as we watch Biden’s inability to run a country.

NASA Took Interest in How People Would Respond to Extraterrestrials

There is a story going around that makes the claim that NASA hired 24 theologians to help determine how humans would respond to news of finding aliens.

Except, that’s not entirely how the matter went down. As pointed out by Inverse, NASA provided an $11 million grant to a Princeton study that looked into how humans would respond to finding extraterrestrial life. What’s more, the team didn’t consist entirely of theologians, it consisted of a variety of experts, a theologian being among them.

Most people alive today are religious, so the question of how religious people would respond to the idea of extraterrestrials is a valid one. I suspect that the Christian world would take the news well, considering that it was out of a predominantly Christian background that we got Star Wars and Star Trek, with Star Wars having more apparent religious themes.

The religious group that I’d be more concerned about would be the Muslims. They have a tendency to respond not-so-kindly when anything challenges their worldview, which happens to be easy to do, even accidentally. It doesn’t help that their worldview is seriously narrow. If the first land that aliens were to set foot in was the Middle East, we might be in trouble.

Some have taken what they heard to mean that NASA has made a huge discovery, and they decided to look into how to deliver the news to the world at large. That sounds plausible, considering the amount of money they invested into the project. But it might be that they were curious as to the possible sociological impact of a potential discovery in the near future.

The story got some folks from the Project Blue Beam crowd buzzing. If you’ve never heard of Project Blue Beam… I’m hesitant to call it a “conspiracy theory” due to the sheer number of things conspiracy theorists have gotten right, lately. Maybe we need to think up a new term to use for crazy, crackpot fringe ideas. But if you’ve never heard of Project Blue Beam, look it up. You might get a laugh out of it.

And before we get carried away, ”extraterrestrials” doesn’t necessarily mean “advanced interstellar civilization”, it could just mean, ”we found some moss on Mars” or something like that. Which would still be an awesome discovery, but not necessarily a childhood dream-come-true.

But if we did find some interstellar travelers, one thing to be concerned about is that they might not have our ideals. It might be that they’d be giving socialism its 5482nd chance to fail tragically, and our own lives might become miserable again for the time it takes for the hundred-or-so million people to be killed to realize that it’s still a garbage economic philosophy.

But hey, if they’ve managed to master interstellar travel, they had to have figured it out, right?

The U.N. is Actually Displaying a Statue That Resembles One of the Beasts of Revelation Outside Their Headquarters

When I first heard about this, I had my doubts. After all, it sounds too crazy to be true. But as it turns out, the United Nations is now displaying a statue that fits the description of the beasts described in both Daniel and Revelation, right outside their headquarters in New York City.

As in, the adversarial figure mentioned in Bible prophecy as being a ruling power that’s the enemy of the saints.

Pictured above is the statue named, “The Guardian of International Peace and Security”. It’s said to be a mixture between a jaguar and an eagle, but it looks like an artistic representation of the beast described by the Biblical prophet Daniel, and again in the book of Revelation.

Here is Revelation 13:2:

“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”

Revelation 13:2

According to the above verse, the beast is supposed to be like a leopard. Here is a picture of a leopard:

And here’s a Jaguar:

There are many similarities, as they are both large orange cats with black spots.

Here’s what a bear paw looks like:

There’s one more claw than the statue, but notice how the claws are exposed, as they are on the statue? Seems like the statue’s paws seem more like a bear than a cat. A cat’s claws are retractable, but they have to spread their claws to expose them.

And here is a lion with it’s mouth open.

A lion’s mouth is similar to that of a jaguar, but is conspicuously wider, which can also be said about the statue.

Finally, the verse says that the beast got it’s authority from the dragon. As it so happens, the statue looks dragon-like, with wings and spiky ridges starting from the top of its head, and going down along it’s back to the tip of its tail.

Considering how well this fits the Biblical description of the first beast of Revelation 13, some might wonder whether it’s a fulfillment of that prophecy. Personally, I suspect that it isn’t, considering that it’s apparent that the descriptions of the beasts in Bible prophecy were intended to be allegories for the attributes of ruling powers.

Because the descriptions of the beasts are among the better-known Bible symbols, I suspect that the design of the statue was a deliberate move, and was intended to communicate that the U.N. is well aware of their adversarial relationship with Christianity, and is yet another method to communicate to the Christian world that they do not have their values.

Considering what else Revelation 13 has to say about the first beast it describes, it’s interesting that the U.N. would decide to display such an adversarial figure:

“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

Revelation 13:3-8

Considering that it says, “it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them:”, the statue might be the U.N.’s way of saying that they don’t want to be friends with Christians. What’s more, Revelation continues, “and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”, the statue may be the U.N.’s way of saying that they aspire to achieve total domination over global affairs. Which wouldn’t be terribly surprising, considering their behavior as of late.

Interestingly, Revelation 13 mentions a second beast, and here is a link to the chapter so you can read it. Interestingly, the chapter culminates in a warning for us about a system of identification for all people, down to the individual level, without which a person would not be permitted to participate in commercial activities (verses 16-18).

As much as I could speculate that the artists Jacobo and Maria Angeles were trolling the U.N. to have the statue displayed completely unaware of the symbolism involved, even a person who never bothered to read a word of the Scriptures with any intention other than to smugly criticize them should be familiar with the symbolism, as it is one of the most recognizable symbols in the cultural frame of reference of many (perhaps most) U.N. officials. That’s why I suspect that its prominent display outside the United Nations building in New York City was in deliberate consideration of the symbolism.

The officials who understand the symbolism may actually find the display of the statue funny, but I suspect that many people of Christian background, such as myself, do not. But if their choice to display the statue wasn’t for humor, that might indicate some different problems.

The global leadership that’s in power today does not have the same values as the people that they govern, and we didn’t need some statue to tell us that.

We’d all have a better shot at peace and security if the United Nations would collectively shut their mouths and leave the rest of us be.

Stand Your Ground: An Answer to Coach Red Pill

A YouTuber by the handle Coach Red Pill is having a black pill moment. In one of his newer videos, dated October 8, he suggested leaving western counties while you still can, citing the rise of the authoritarian left. While he is astute in his assessing their control of the major institutions and how the checks and balances have all but disappeared from this republic, I can take issue with his idea that the way to properly handle this development is to flee to some third-world country in an effort to escape the surveillance state, and it’s increasingly systematic suppression of dissent.

While I disagree with him, he still has an interesting opinion, and if you have about 14 minutes of time, it’s worth giving it a listen. For your convenience, here it is, embedded:

While the failure on the part of the American government to recognize basic Americans’ freedoms, and the wild flit towards authoritarianism to contain a mere case of the sniffles is indeed a tragic thing to endure, one can hear Coach’s suggestion to flee to a pallet-jack home in a country such as Argentina (or Ukraine, where he apparently shot his video), and ask, “Is this really what you managed to come up with?”

Seriously, is that it? To just run? After all that careful thought, to run off and surrender what ground you were standing was the best you could come up with?

Look, I know that it hurts to be punched, or to be beaten with bike locks. I also know that the left has a near-endless supply of unemployed losers to carry out violent activism as foot soldiers, all while being virtually indemnified by corrupt left-wing prosecutors. But when our own culture is being suppressed in an accelerating rate, to flee the battle comes off as little more than timid self-preservation.

While I recognize the desire to see the left “snap out of it” and recognize that they’ve been going too far, that becomes far less likely to happen when the very people who should be serving as a check to their power surrenders the ground they should be standing.

Stand your ground. This is where the battle is being fought, and where it will be won. Or lost.

But if you were to run off to some place that hardly has running water, what makes you think that whatever peace you find will be anything but temporary? The left’s flit towards extremism isn’t merely a local event, it’s global. If the people who stand the best chance of fighting back were instead to just run off somewhere, there soon won’t be a place where one can flee.

Right now, the enemies of truth, freedom, human intellect, and individual liberties have just about any advantage that one could possibly think of: control of information through corporate media, social engineering through advertisers and social media, extensive psychological profiles on each one of us, surveillance with drones that can monitor a pedestrian from miles away, tremendous amounts of wealth through garnishing the paychecks of most people who work, the list goes on and on.

But the greatest advantage that they could ask for is an opposition that’s willing to flee when sufficiently demoralized. After all, if the police who disagreed with authoritarianism were the only ones who were to resign from the force, we’d only be left with authoritarian police, and the trend would only be expected to accelerate.

Sometimes, the battle looks tough. I get that. As enthusiastic as we may have been when we took up the fight, we’re bound to run into days in which we don’t feel like fighting it. There will be times when it looks like the enemy has an overwhelming advantage, which has a lot to do with the fact that they’ve presented themselves that way. However, the outcome of a conflict isn’t always apparent in the moment. Need I remind you that in the days of American independence, the British had a world-spanning empire?

Right now, the battle is here, and this is where you’re needed. But if you’re just going to turn coward and run, don’t be surprised when we don’t take you back. After all, what father, perceiving the difficulties of providing for his family, would simply run off and abandon them when things get hard? Would anyone have pity for him? In the same way, if someone were to run off when things got hard, would it be accepted of him if he were to thank us for the easy times?

But if he’s really serious about it, Coach Red Pill is free to run off to some Pacific island or somewhere to set up “Freedomistan”, if he’s really just up for his own self-preservation. Who knows, if a bunch of Trump supporters were to somehow claim some mound in an otherwise Sharia state, they might butterfly effect their way to some bastion of freedom that resembles the one that they abandoned.

Bin Laden Wanted a Biden Presidency, Reasoning That Biden Would Lead America Into a Crisis.

This is one of those things that sounds like it was totally made up to troll us, like when people started saying that Nostradamus predicted the 9/11 terror attacks, then passed this idea along in email forwards.

Even now, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone came forward and said “just kidding”, and confessed to being behind the whole thing.

In case you dived right in without reading the title, a letter from Osama Bin Laden is going around, which shows that the terror leader wanted a Biden presidency, because he viewed Biden as so unfit for office that he’d lead the US into a crisis.

As crazy as that sounds, there are receipts. On page 36 of the letter, as Bin Laden goes over a plan against then-president Obama, when Biden was Vice President, Bin Laden specifically stated that he wanted Biden to remain alive, so that he would assume the role of presidency, and lead America into a crisis.

Imagine being so inept that your greatest enemy sincerely wishes for you to assume command, believing that you’d cause an unmitigated disaster.

Except we really don’t have to, because Biden actually became president, and his handling of just about everything, including the abandonment of Afghanistan, has been a sight to behold.

Score one more point for those who believe that Biden was installed in an deliberate attempt to sabotage America.

The War on Terror is Over. Congrats to Terrorism for Winning.

Before getting started on this, I’ll first share what I’m drinking. It’s called a Painkiller. It’s three parts rum, four parts pineapple juice, one part orange juice, and one part cream of coconut, garnished with nutmeg:

Having an ice fairy around can help keep your beverages cool.

It’s a great thing to drink after a day of making circuit boards for the U.S. Armed Forces, which they then leave in the middle of the desert for some thugs to take. As though I haven’t said enough to point out how rewarding the Electronics Technology career path is.

About two decades back, I actually did buy into all the jingoism and flag-waving, so if you’re wondering what becomes of such a guy when consequent affairs take nearly 20 years to fall to shit, here you go.

In case it hasn’t been evident enough, I’m reacting to the American pullout of Afghanistan, which the Taliban has immediately took over, in just a few days. It’s almost as though the Taliban was poised and ready for it to happen, and the people merely surrendered to its inevitability. I don’t remember the initial American invasion as being nearly as quick. Of course, Iraq fractured shortly after American forces withdrew. What was the invasion of Iraq about, again? Weapons of mass destruction which were never found?

As it is, it seems the only enduring legacy of the War on Terror is the Patriot Act, which enables the federal government to spy on its citizens as they masturbate. And now that the War on Terror is officially over (with terrorism overwhelmingly victorious), America’s trained armed forces have surrendered an entire country to a bunch of hairy men who think that pedophilia is normal.

Getting right down to business, the Taliban has announced their plans for the protection of women by having each woman over a certain age compelled to be married. Which makes the new Afghanistan sound like an incel’s dream come true. As weird as that may sound, America’s elites already work around the clock to ensure that the American working poor are screwed, albeit in a different way.

I think we can agree that no American administration has failed harder than the Biden administration. In just a few months he is already by far the worst president in the history of the republic, unless he can somehow pull off some mythical feat comparable to curing cancer.

But hey, the Abraham Accords were a solid example of peace-brokering and leadership. It involved Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. It seemed unlikely that it would ever happen, and yet, America’s President pulled it off.

Oh, hold on. It was the Trump administration that pulled off the Abraham Accords, not the Biden Administration. Oopsie.

And speaking of, Biden has already tried blaming Trump for the Afghan withdraw, as though the current person-in-charge has no say in the matter. Then what? Biden just retreats from view again, not to address the public for another few days?

Why were there even any Taliban to negotiate with? If you go to war with someone, and they are the enemy, aren’t you supposed to kill them? If they can be so quickly deposed and forced into the mountains, what have American soldiers have been doing in Afghanistan for nearly two decades? They can find Saddam Hussein in some hole, and they can blow up Osama Bin Laden, but the most advanced military on the planet can’t beat a bunch of religious zealots whose most advanced technology may have been a PS2?

As much as we can blame Biden for what’s gone down, he’s playing his part. When Afghanistan was invaded, it ensured that the U.S. military remained skilled, destabilized a key region, spent down some dated technology (such as the Daisy Cutter bombs), and they left when it was time. Osama Bin Laden confessed to a crime he didn’t commit: the 9/11 terror attacks were committed by Saudis that were ideological rivals with the Al Qaeda terror network, all of which were taught in a mosque that operated in Hamburg, Germany. And last I checked, the same mosque remained open. We can also blame George W. Bush for the part he played, but when it comes down to it, George W. Bush did as he was told.

I think the question now is, “who’s next?” China may be pointing the finger and laughing now, but America’s next target may be specifically chosen to limit China’s influence. And militarily speaking, China is in little position to do anything about it.

“I know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. It’s frightening, turns the legs to jelly. I ask you, to what end? Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives, all the same. And now, it’s here. Or should I say… I am.”

Thanos, Avengers: Infinity War

Chris Chan Trending After Texts Leak Implying a Serious Crime

WARNING: This development may be vomit-inducing.

This isn’t the kind of news I wanted to see.

If you don’t know who Chris Chan (a.k.a. Christian Weston Chandler, a.k.a. Christine Chandler) is, Chris Chan is the author of the infamous Sonichu series of webcomics, which initially stars a mashup character inspired by Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokémon’s Pikachu. Chris Chan, who currently identifies as a transgender woman, has become famous online for the webcomic, and for how poorly he has responded to trolls.

Title character on right, main character on left.

While it’s true that Chris is autistic, he only has a mild case of autism, so his many poor choices are for a lack of genuine wisdom.

Just last week, Chris Chan started trending after Kiwi Farms user Null has come forward with text messages, allegedly from Chris Chan, confiding in the recipient that Chris has sexually assaulted a woman named “Barb”, who is believed to be Chris’ elderly mother, who has dementia.

Since then, Chris Chan has been detained, subsequently released, but is now barred from his own home, where his mother resides.

There are a couple possible mitigating factors to consider. For one thing, that the crime is alleged. Another is that Chris may have confessed to a crime he did not commit.

Chris does get trolled by a group of people who are collectively referred to as the “Idea Guys”, so named because they take advantage of Chris’ gullibility to convince him to say or do some inadvisable things. Chris believes in numerous delusions, such as that there are multiple dimensions, which are a likely product of the Idea Guys’ influence.

Chris Chan has been an attendee at Bronycon, an event for fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

If Chris really did commit the crime in question, it’s possible that he might implicate the Idea Guys for their influence. If not, he might still come forward with claims that he was being extorted into producing the messages. Having said that, I’ve read the messages in part, and they seem convincing (and graphic, which is something to consider if you’re thinking about reading them for yourself).

I’ve been following Chris’ antics over the course of years, but with the hope that he could, in time, turn matters around for himself, and live a better life as a result. Making this an unlikely outcome is that Chris has interpreted advice as an attack against himself, even if well-worded. There isn’t much that can be done to help someone who thinks like that, but if Chris could turn things around for himself, that could give hope to just about anyone who is in a pretty bad spot, whether or not it’s through fault of their own.

This makes the latest drama involving Chris even more disappointing. At this rate, it’s likely that the guy is going to wind up living in an institution. It might not be ideal, but it might be the protection needed for someone who apparently lacks the ability to make the decisions needed to properly take care of himself.

An earlier photo of Chris Chan, from YouTube. He has habitually spent large amounts of disposable income, including government aid, on toys.

It’s a disturbing turn of events, but Chris’ life has been zany and sad. His parents didn’t properly prepare him for the real world, and this was how things have developed.

The Real Reason Why the MAP Community Needs to Watch its Back

It’s mildly amusing how when pedophilia is discussed, you’ll usually find people who virtue signal, as though they have to make sure that people don’t think that they might be pedophiles. Look, you’re not a pedophile. I believe you. Cool your jets.

I haven’t heard of the MAP community until today. Pointing out as much probably counts as a kind of virtue signaling. Perhaps the desire to virtue signal so hard about it comes with running out of sexual deviancies that’s societally acceptable to make fun of.

You’ve probably pieced it together by now, but the MAP community is an online community of pedophiles. MAP is shorthand for “Minor Attracted Persons”. Even when it’s put in the most stale language possible, it still gives off creep-vibes. What they call for is recognition of attraction to children in the same way that society has come to more openly accept the various elements of the LGBT+ community.

The MAP community needs to watch it’s back, but not for the reason that you might think. The reason probably being that you’re a 2A kinda person. Unless you’re not, in which case, maybe you can find some rocks to throw, or something.

There is a saying that’s going around: Where two KKK clansmen gather together, at least one is an FBI informant.

If you’re in the MAP community, the implication of that probably turned your stomach to ice. Did it really not occur to you until now that your online group of professed pedophiles might be a snap to infiltrate? The MAP community has “honeypot” written all over it, but you didn’t notice?

On the chance that you identified as a MAP, and were only trolling, would the laughs be worth ending up on the map? After all, when a person is great at trolling, it’s hard to tell them apart from someone who is completely sincere.

Stay out of trouble.