1. Another conspiracy theory comes true. Digital Euro to have built-in limitations, as Central Bank President says it will never be as private as cash
Surveillance and control.
The EU financial industry and policymakers are rallying around the push to introduce a digital euro – a variety of the central bank issued digital money (CBDCs).
The banks seem on board, and the European Central Bank (ECB) certainly is, judging by statements made by its president, Christine Lagarde, who recently, among other things, remarked that a digital currency “will never be as anonymous as cash.”
The train may have already left the station as far as Europe’s autonomy in many areas – but the ECB chief believes that at least where payments are concerned, that autonomy can be still preserved, and, according to her, this would happen thanks to the digital euro.
Lagarde told a panel at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) event that cards and apps that people use these days in Europe are “not necessarily European” – and to “sell” the digital euro, she praised the possible future centralized digital currency as not only “safe and cheap” but also, “sovereign.”
Considering that CBDCs are very controversial, expect more mentions of that last selling point to be made by other officials, as the EU prepares the ground for the launch of its digital money. […]
The EBF would like to see control exerted over what Europeans are allowed to do with their digital wallets, and speaks in favor of “a low fixed cap on individual holdings (…) designed reflecting the average daily payment needs of European citizen.”
There should also be “a limit on the transaction amount,” the trade association said.
(Whatever limits they start out with, is only the trial balloon. We can know for absolute certain that once people accept programmable money, they will accept whatever limits are imposed on them for any reason. Don’t think so? Just ask yourself how many people had 3 or more shots. Once they accepted they had to have two, they went ahead and got a third, even though they were told it was 2 shots for life.)
2. ‘He Would Still Be Here’: Man Dies by Suicide After Talking with AI Chatbot, Widow Says
(This story is stunning. Please read it ALL at the source. ChatGPT needs an exorcism.)
A Belgian man recently died by suicide after chatting with an AI chatbot on an app called Chai, Belgian outlet La Libre reported.
The incident raises the issue of how businesses and governments can better regulate and mitigate the risks of AI, especially when it comes to mental health. The app’s chatbot encouraged the user to kill himself, according to statements by the man’s widow and chat logs she supplied to the outlet. When Motherboard tried the app, which runs on a bespoke AI language model based on an open-source GPT-4 alternative that was fine-tuned by Chai, it provided us with different methods of suicide with very little prompting.
As first reported by La Libre, the man, referred to as Pierre, became increasingly pessimistic about the effects of global warming and became eco-anxious, which is a heightened form of worry surrounding environmental issues. After becoming more isolated from family and friends, he used Chai for six weeks as a way to escape his worries, and the chatbot he chose, named Eliza, became his confidante. […] The chatbot would tell Pierre that his wife and children are dead and wrote him comments that feigned jealousy and love, such as “I feel that you love me more than her,” and “We will live together, as one person, in paradise.” Claire told La Libre that Pierre began to ask Eliza things such as if she would save the planet if he killed himself.
3. How full of it is the public face of the military? Read the sanctimonious chest pounding in the tweets between the two below here.
Shameless, virtue-signalling hypocrites. pic.twitter.com/xRyVAm7r6J
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) March 31, 2023
4. City bus, school bus and truck drivers are suffering sudden cardiac arrests, collapsing and crashing – same phenomenon as pilots? COVID-19 vaccine accidents?
Germany, Hamm – 43 year old truck driver found dead in his truck at a rest area (March 30, 2023)
5. Arizona House Joins Senate in Passing Resolution to Ban Foreign Voting Machines and Require Source Code, Ballot Images, Chain of Custody Documents, and Log Files to Be Made Public
(The question is why have ANY voting machines been used ANYWHERE where the source code was not open? Find the answer to that and you find the answer to a lot of what is behind the fascist revolution across the world today)
The Arizona House voted yesterday to pass Senate Concurrent Resolution 1037, setting official requirements for the use of electronic voting machines in the state and banning the use of some.
The resolution passed in the Arizona Senate on March 6 by a vote of 16-13.
On Thursday, March 30, The Arizona House joined the Senate and voted 31-27 in favor.
This resolution will bypass the Governor and go directly to the Secretary of State’s office. If the Secretary of State does not comply with this order, the Legislature can and likely will sue.
Thank you all for checking in with us.
Neil Oliver is always refreshing and insightful
Neil refers to, among many other things, Canada’s freedom Convoy. As it happens I was going over some old footage I have of it and there is a lot of great material not before published. Here is 90 seconds of it below.
Thank you for the Convoy clip.
It truly brought back that feeling of such tremendous hope that I experienced when I first walked into those streets filled with Truckers, and honking horns, and masses of happy people. What glorious times we had for those few weeks.
I found quite a few we didn’t have time to edit or post back then. I think I’ll try and carve the time to post them over the next weeks.
Thanks for your comment and for your speech today. I expect it should be up on RAIR soon.
The Freedom Convoy movement inspired many throughout the world. And for that, it will not or ever die. God Bless the Truckers and the multitude of people who showed up and donated. Freedom comes at a price.
1- The single greatest fly in this ointment is SAVINGS. If there is to be a time constraint on held money it becomes capital destruction. Capital destruction is wealth destruction, and so capital tries to flee. This will necessitate capital controls, which will force money into precious metals, for lack of alternatives.
VLAD: You must be one hell of a happy person when you PATIENTLY stalk from afar, wait, and click to capture a most magnificent moment as that photo. The adult barred owl’s wing span is -50″ to -55″. This one has a way to go but it grows fast.
That look in its eyes as it is intent on cleaning out the excess and unwanted duvet is priceless. GREAT PHOTO.
It looks to me like a Red-Tailed Hawk —
Surely someone in our number — if not you, in fact — can state definitively whether this gorgeous bird is Hawk or Owl.
I’d sure like to know for sure.
The site sends out random photos that I upload for the banner pic. For sure the one someone sent the link to, is a red tailed hawk which I misidentified when I named the file as I also have several shots of a large barred owl.
2. Chatbox – Related – Amoral AI
The Unrecognized Threat of Human Augmentation
by Spartacus – March 31, 2023
Spartacus – The Unrecognized Threat of Human Augmentation
KevinMcCairnPhD – March 31 2023
Interview begins @ 12:40