• HOW CAN SO MANY OTHERWISE SMART AMERICANS NOT RECOGNIZE that “cancel culture, censorship and social media’s growing role to further socialist aims by inundating users with progressive values keeps them from considering all pertinent information – not only condescending & insulting to Conservatives’ intelligence, but engendering a significant degree of mind control… We are significantly closer to an ideologically totalitarian state than most are willing to admit… Ironic, isn’t it, that America fought the deadliest war of human history to rid the world of fascism – the repression & elimination of dissent to ‘The Party’ singular school of thought.”  Yet, here we are eight decades later with ‘leaders’ utilizing public money, America’s credit, and media determination of what constitutes fact, heading us back that direction, while completely contrary to History which has shown that “adoption of Socialism has, in almost every instance, resulted in an oppressive & murderous authoritarian regime (Soviet Union/ China/ Cuba/ Cambodia/ Vietnam/ North Korea/ Nazi Germany), with complete intolerance of any diverging opinions or beliefs.” [HEARTLAND INSTITUTE]
  • REPORTED LOSSES TO SCAMMERS LAST YEAR WAS CLOSE TO $9 BILLION, most often suffered by millennials, and nearly four-in-ten involving cryptocurrency & other investment scams. Targets were reached thru social media/ text/ phone/ email/ online payment platforms/ apps & marketplaces. Most vulnerable victims of Robocalls are seniors and people with debt or disabilities, especially when scammers imitated someone in authority (like a tax or debt collector), or pretended to be a loved one needing immediate financial help (for bail, legal fees, hospital bill, etc.). Most prevalent schemes today involve: (1) Claim that an account has been ‘locked’ or ‘package delivery delayed’ with a bogus link to remedy; (2) Request for payment via ‘Gift Cards’ with varying explanations; and (3) Quiz Scams, which use personal info or hack social media to send malware links to your contacts. Just beware. [ASSOCIATED PRESS  – 8/10/23]
  • THE TEN BIGGEST STOCKS IN TODAY’S S&P 500 MAKE UP MORE THAN A THIRD OF THE TOTAL MARKET, a bubble that “is eerily similar to that of a different and significant moment in economic history: the 1990s Dot Com bubble. It was also defined by a gold rush-like frenzy and inflated valuations, with venture capitalists throwing large sums at companies which had yet to prove their viability (or even introducing a discernible product), then failed swallowing roughly $5 trillion… Today, AI is starting to look like the Dot Com bubble, based on sweeping claims from company leaders about the transformational power of their Tech (which could either save the world, destroy it, or both), and stock share prices of tech giants having skyrocketed… Experts are warning caution.”  [FUTURISM – 8/11/23]
  • BASED ON VOLUMONOUS ‘SCIENTIFIC METHOD’ ANALYSES, “EPA CLIMATE REGULATIONS ARE BASED ON A HOAX,’ according to emeritus professors in physics and atmospheric sciences at MIT and Princeton universities. The claims used by EPA to justify cutting CO2 emissions in electricity generation: “(1) will be disastrous for the country, for no scientifically justifiable reason; (2) are based on political opinions and speculative models that have consistently proven to be wrong; (3) rely on unscientific models which cherry-pick data and omit voluminous contradictory data; (4) grossly overpredict the warming versus actual data; and (5) ignore the scientific method which proves there is NO RISK that fossil fuels and carbon dioxide will cause catastrophic warming & extreme weather.” https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/article/two-princeton-mit-scientists-say-epa-climate-regulations-based-on-a-hoax-5460699?utm_source=Morningbrief&src_src=Morningbrief&utm_campaign=mb-2023-08-14&src_cmp=mb-2023-08-14&utm_medium=email&est=Lh%2FfSfqPYFPfgruY3KFf8Hpv9FltQ3iiWq9Vrobuff1Qs7YmIzw7RLIhBINKNw%3D%3D
  • THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK:  Ronald Reagan’s perspective on Taxes: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/24BgjD75I7w

Robo-taxis have just been approved for autonomous car services in San Francisco. Over 500 self-driving vehicles are permitted for Waymo (Google) and Cruise (General Motors) vehicles to launch 24/7 service, along with over 40 other companies, operating and charging for rides.

“Most of us do not live in our body, but in our heads. Adults think about 50,000 thoughts daily (about a million in three months), half of which are negative. And the debilitating habit of reliving life’s distressing experiences or fretting about what will happen in the future is depressive, results in false veneer, surface politeness, and lack of genuine feeling that is characteristic of ‘terminal adulthood’ …Just generating excitement is better medicine for depression, hopelessness & loneliness than anything that comes out of a bottle.”Eliza Lodge

How money laundering works:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5FSXCYrlt0