from Stefan Molyneux:
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There was a moment of sheer hilarity earlier today when, during a Congressional Hearing, the CEO of Colonial Pipeline Joseph Blount took the merely farcical episode of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware hack – when, as a reminder, a ragtag band of elite “Russian” hackers somehow managed to penetrate the company’s cyberdefenses but was so stupid it left most if not all of the $4.4 million bitcoins it demanded in ransom in an easily traceable address for the FBI to track down and magically confiscate (it is still unclear how the Feds got the private key to access the “hackers” digital wallet) in days if not hours – and elevated it to a level of sheer ridiculous absurdity when he told Congress that he didn’t consult the FBI before paying the ransom.
by Joseph P. Farrell, Giza Death Star:
I hate stories like this, because of the loss to the families involved. The process of posing questions or speculating on such events can seem callous or insensitive, and I have no wish to seem any of those things. I merely wish to ask the question “why”? Why would a young, intelligent and gifted man apparently end his life, especially when he had everything to live for? Here’s the story spotted and shared by V.T.:
Man found in Hudson River identified as cryptocurrency mathematician
And here’s the central core of the story:
by John Rubino, Dollar Collapse:
One of the flaws in the revolutionary mindset is a tendency towards overconfidence. Combine absolute belief in a new idea with a couple of early wins and you get an absurd level of cockiness. This leads the would-be revolutionary to underestimate the challenges involved in getting from there to ultimate victory.
Why? Because those early successes happened when hardly anyone was paying attention. Once the threat is recognized, the Empire usually strikes back with intent, and the revolution turns out to be a lot harder, and a lot less certain, than it seemed.