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  1. I assume you are aware that you are the subject of a flattering meme on rw twitter in the last couple months, based on the observation that you always seem to turn up in the replies of notable left wing tweeters who inadvisably address crime stats. That may have raised your profile somewhat.

    • Disagree: michael droy
    • Replies: @michael droy
    @MC

    Pretty sure Steve thinks the algorithm has been changed so it is no longer against him.
    Pretty sure he is right - but then that is usually a safe guess.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer

    , @Danindc
    @MC

    I usually scoff at Twitter ppl that say they are being shadow banned or shadow blasted. Steve makes the best case but it’s probably what you said. Maybe Musk will tell us.

    Replies: @Anon, @Chrisnonymous

    , @Bill Jones
    @MC

    It's a removal of the heavy hand of Twitter that used to deliberately depress dissidence.

  2. It’s almost tempting to return to that benighted forum, whose premises I vacated back in early 2018. But really, who among us needs another online time sink?

    Then again, many businesses and government institutions still insist on using Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public, and refuse any other method of contact.

    At least in the case of government agencies, I feel this shouldn’t be permitted. At least there should be an alternative.

    • Agree: Dr. DoomNGloom
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @HammerJack


    Then again, many businesses and government institutions still insist on using Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public, and refuse any other method of contact.
     
    I have not and will not, participate in that. I've always found phone numbers after digging hard or at least a "chat"(with a business recently), but then I try to avoid contact with government agencies completely.

    As for iSteve, that's a hell of an illustration of what had been going on before - censorship of various forms.

    I'd rather read normal writing, alas, and as you wrote, HammerJack, it'd be yet another online time sink. The Unz Review and my own blog is quite enough for me.

    , @SafeNow
    @HammerJack

    Unz essays seem to have increased the practice of pasting Twitter excerpts into the essays. I have been assuming that if a Twitter Tweet is notably important or clever, Unz essayists will find it and post it. I hope this assumption that Unz will do it for me is basically sound. The only exception to the above is if I have a temporary interest in, an insane, compulsive crush on, a particular non-notable, and I want to learn more about her; an appealing weather girl, something like that.

    , @Dr. DoomNGloom
    @HammerJack


    At least in the case of government agencies, I feel this shouldn’t be permitted. At least there should be an alternative.
     
    ^ this

    I have some experience with government acquisition practice. That this isn't regarded as one of those forbidden "friends and family" arrangements is mind boggling. There must be some gaps in the law.
  3. @HammerJack
    It's almost tempting to return to that benighted forum, whose premises I vacated back in early 2018. But really, who among us needs another online time sink?

    Then again, many businesses and government institutions still insist on using Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public, and refuse any other method of contact.

    At least in the case of government agencies, I feel this shouldn't be permitted. At least there should be an alternative.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @SafeNow, @Dr. DoomNGloom

    Then again, many businesses and government institutions still insist on using Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public, and refuse any other method of contact.

    I have not and will not, participate in that. I’ve always found phone numbers after digging hard or at least a “chat”(with a business recently), but then I try to avoid contact with government agencies completely.

    As for iSteve, that’s a hell of an illustration of what had been going on before – censorship of various forms.

    I’d rather read normal writing, alas, and as you wrote, HammerJack, it’d be yet another online time sink. The Unz Review and my own blog is quite enough for me.

  4. At least say hi to Anna on the Twitter website.

  5. @MC
    I assume you are aware that you are the subject of a flattering meme on rw twitter in the last couple months, based on the observation that you always seem to turn up in the replies of notable left wing tweeters who inadvisably address crime stats. That may have raised your profile somewhat.

    Replies: @michael droy, @Danindc, @Bill Jones

    Pretty sure Steve thinks the algorithm has been changed so it is no longer against him.
    Pretty sure he is right – but then that is usually a safe guess.

    • Replies: @James B. Shearer
    @michael droy

    "...Pretty sure he is right .."

    Be more convincing with some comparisons. Could be lots of people left and right now have more followers.

  6. I’ve been in multiple 4chan threads where Steve, The Most Important Graph in the World, Noticing, or Death Race 2020 comes up (from somebody else). There’s no competition from the “real” media: for CNN and NPR, these people don’t exist and these events aren’t happening.

  7. You graphs will be on the ADL’s charge sheet against the Nazi Musk.

  8. @MC
    I assume you are aware that you are the subject of a flattering meme on rw twitter in the last couple months, based on the observation that you always seem to turn up in the replies of notable left wing tweeters who inadvisably address crime stats. That may have raised your profile somewhat.

    Replies: @michael droy, @Danindc, @Bill Jones

    I usually scoff at Twitter ppl that say they are being shadow banned or shadow blasted. Steve makes the best case but it’s probably what you said. Maybe Musk will tell us.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Danindc

    I have seen an ocean of good remarks on Twitter with only one or two replies. I always check the number of reactions. It's quite plain that for a long time anything that went against the narrative was being shadowbanned.

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @Danindc

    Shadowbanning is a real thing and not only on Twitter. It's easier to see on a website like Reddit because if you just view the subreddit you are posting to without signing in, your posts disappear. However, it's equally real on Twitter.

    It's a reprehensible tactic. (Unz's reader-controlled commenters to ignore is much more honest.). Unfortunately, I'm not Musk will not continue its use in the future, even some accounts are getting unbanned now.

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein

  9. Impressive. Congrats Steve.

    I deleted my Twitter account after the 2020 election.

    I was on there with my actual name and then it slowly dawned on me that we no longer have freedom of speech or the right to question what the media or government tells us to think. Also: not sure who is watching. I work for a large overly woke corporation.

    I think your approach to communicating your ideas is spot on: the people we are dealing with are easily threatened and not used to being challenged, so being non-threatening, and not overly challenging or frightening is the best way to go. Slowly, but surely the country will come back.

    Appreciate what you do!

    • Replies: @Jay Fink
    @BosTex

    For years I had a Twitter account with my real name. I had around 5000 followers. Then I became worried that my real name was attached to unwoke, controversial opinions so I deleted my account. I stayed off Twitter during the last few years as they increased their censorship. Now that Musk bought it I opened a new account with a fake name. This time I am just going to read instead of posting or trying to gain a following. So far I followed around 100 accounts and Steve is one of them.

    My biggest surprise on Twitter is to see Lion of the Blogosphere is very active on there. I used to enjoy his blog and thought he fell off the face of the earth. Glad to see him on there.

    Replies: @BosTex

  10. I guess this explains the recent influx of troll-ish lame-oes to the commenting section here.

    • Agree: Muggles, mc23
    • Replies: @EdwardM
    @Almost Missouri

    Good point. Steve should statistically analyze Twitter impressions and followers compared to different types of commenters here.

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @Almost Missouri

    I am Corvinus!
    No, I am Corvinus!
    No, I am Corvinus!
    No, I am Corvinus!
    I'm Corvinus!
    I'm Corvinus!
    I'm Corvinus!
    I'm Corvinus!
    ...

  11. Interesting to see the first chart’s graphic evidence of the Left’s revanchist Twitter crackdown following the 2020 election, even though they “won”.

    Apparently, when your “win” was actually a steal, you rest uneasily until all opposition is purged.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Almost Missouri

    “Interesting to see the first chart’s graphic evidence of the Left’s revanchist Twitter crackdown following the 2020 election, even though they “won”.”

    Prior to Musk, Twitter as a private company had every liberty to decide who violated the terms of agreement and thus remove users. There are other platforms that one is able to go to if banned. That’s the free market in action.

    And, yes, Biden won. No quotes needed. Even Stephen Miller said so. And our intrepid host has also made it cagily known that the type of fraud you and others claim didn’t happen. The results from the Arizona investigation show there was no steal.

    Still waiting for you, ma’am, to answer why Sydney Powell has yet to provide her conclusive proof that the U.S. Army seized servers in Germany that show how Trump voters were switched to Biden.

    https://apnews.com/article/fact-check-trump-legal-team-false-claims-5abd64917ef8be9e9e2078180973e8b3

    And I’m sure that Mr. Sailer will also NOTICE, as a champion of unfettered free speech, the sudden drop in followers on Twitter for his ideological adversaries.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1598399214316564480/photo/1

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @PeterIke

  12. @Almost Missouri
    I guess this explains the recent influx of troll-ish lame-oes to the commenting section here.

    Replies: @EdwardM, @Achmed E. Newman

    Good point. Steve should statistically analyze Twitter impressions and followers compared to different types of commenters here.

  13. Looks like the first graph correlates with projected temperature increases

    • LOL: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @John Johnson

    Steve's top graph is a 1st derivative of followers graph. It does look like the famous Michael Mann hockey stick, except this one is real observational data, not a bullshit projection.

  14. It could be the Musk liberation.

    It could be that ideas take time to percolate into a culture. Nietzsche paid to publish his books and sold a few hundred copies of entire first printing. Now he probably sells a few hundred copies an hour.

    There is certainly a time correlation with Musk. Sometimes the correlation seems to make so much sense it must be causation. Doctors used to see a huge correlation between coffee drinking and heart disease – turns out heavy coffee drinkers used to be smokers also.

  15. Can you or are you monetizing that Twitter trend somehow?

    Getting some to come here, for example.

    Not sure how monetizing works there, if at all.

    Or do your secret right-wing evil funders in Switzerland (or Australia) pay you by the head?

    (The IRS has lately been really pressing me to get you to cough up more info on this. They are threatening to shoot my dachshund now…)

  16. sticking with my estimation that Elon has a reasonable chance of becoming the most important person who ever lived. although i’ll move that down to 50%. he understands the stakes, seems to have thought about this at length, and has positioned himself appropriately.

    in the coming Democrat monopoly, his enemies are legion.

    however, the US Military wants SpaceX and Starlink. in particular, they want Starship.

    this is the power struggle. the rest of Washington DC wants to destroy Musk, but the Defense Department will block all that.

    • Replies: @Dr. DoomNGloom
    @prime noticer

    A wag on Scott Adams podcast quipped that you s" shouldn't go to war with someone who owns a rocket company"

    , @Anonymous
    @prime noticer

    Can't the government simply declare Twitter/SpaceX/Tesla a "national strategic asset" and oust Musk from ownership? (I recall the Roosevelt administration doing this during WWII.)

  17. @Danindc
    @MC

    I usually scoff at Twitter ppl that say they are being shadow banned or shadow blasted. Steve makes the best case but it’s probably what you said. Maybe Musk will tell us.

    Replies: @Anon, @Chrisnonymous

    I have seen an ocean of good remarks on Twitter with only one or two replies. I always check the number of reactions. It’s quite plain that for a long time anything that went against the narrative was being shadowbanned.

  18. @John Johnson
    Looks like the first graph correlates with projected temperature increases

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Steve’s top graph is a 1st derivative of followers graph. It does look like the famous Michael Mann hockey stick, except this one is real observational data, not a bullshit projection.

  19. @Almost Missouri
    I guess this explains the recent influx of troll-ish lame-oes to the commenting section here.

    Replies: @EdwardM, @Achmed E. Newman

    I am Corvinus!
    No, I am Corvinus!
    No, I am Corvinus!
    No, I am Corvinus!
    I’m Corvinus!
    I’m Corvinus!
    I’m Corvinus!
    I’m Corvinus!

  20. As my friend Tom Luongo (@tfl1728) says repeatedly, when free and unabated, twitter is the best way to bring in intellectually curious, smart people who desire to know how the world really works. it is better than BoomerBook or GooTube or anything else. Musk is really doing the Lord’s work – I can’t believe it.

    Steve is on the Mount Rushmore of those people who deliver reality to a thirsty populace. Goodness knows how many of friends and family I have shared links with over the last 15+ years. I assume by gaining followers and impressions, he has seen his traffic to this site rise as well. No one deserves it more, and it makes the $200-$500 I launder through VDare to get to him and his dog every year among the best legal uses of my disposable income possible.

    My final piece of advice for Steve: get plenty of sun, steak and steel! (h/t: @mangan150)

  21. This is pretty strong evidence that the algorithms were being manipulated against people like Steve.

    I suppose it could also be that Steve has been getting shout outs on Twitter from people like Anna Khachiyan, plus going on Alex Kaschuta’s podcast, so a lot of closer-to-mainstream people—and I’d imagine younger people, in particular—are hearing about him for the first time as a result.

    I’ve been reading Steve regularly since 2013, shortly before the migration to Unz, and I have been consistently puzzled that he’s not more widely known, including among people who largely share his worldview. He was the subject of that NY Mag piece not longer after the 2016 election, but that didn’t seem to permanently boost his profile. Looks like he might finally be reaching a broader audience.

  22. @HammerJack
    It's almost tempting to return to that benighted forum, whose premises I vacated back in early 2018. But really, who among us needs another online time sink?

    Then again, many businesses and government institutions still insist on using Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public, and refuse any other method of contact.

    At least in the case of government agencies, I feel this shouldn't be permitted. At least there should be an alternative.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @SafeNow, @Dr. DoomNGloom

    Unz essays seem to have increased the practice of pasting Twitter excerpts into the essays. I have been assuming that if a Twitter Tweet is notably important or clever, Unz essayists will find it and post it. I hope this assumption that Unz will do it for me is basically sound. The only exception to the above is if I have a temporary interest in, an insane, compulsive crush on, a particular non-notable, and I want to learn more about her; an appealing weather girl, something like that.

  23. @Almost Missouri
    Interesting to see the first chart's graphic evidence of the Left's revanchist Twitter crackdown following the 2020 election, even though they "won".

    Apparently, when your "win" was actually a steal, you rest uneasily until all opposition is purged.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Interesting to see the first chart’s graphic evidence of the Left’s revanchist Twitter crackdown following the 2020 election, even though they “won”.”

    Prior to Musk, Twitter as a private company had every liberty to decide who violated the terms of agreement and thus remove users. There are other platforms that one is able to go to if banned. That’s the free market in action.

    And, yes, Biden won. No quotes needed. Even Stephen Miller said so. And our intrepid host has also made it cagily known that the type of fraud you and others claim didn’t happen. The results from the Arizona investigation show there was no steal.

    Still waiting for you, ma’am, to answer why Sydney Powell has yet to provide her conclusive proof that the U.S. Army seized servers in Germany that show how Trump voters were switched to Biden.

    https://apnews.com/article/fact-check-trump-legal-team-false-claims-5abd64917ef8be9e9e2078180973e8b3

    And I’m sure that Mr. Sailer will also NOTICE, as a champion of unfettered free speech, the sudden drop in followers on Twitter for his ideological adversaries.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1598399214316564480/photo/1

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    @Corvinus

    The prevalence of absentee ballots, mail-in ballots and ballot harvesting guarantee that a free, fair election was not possible, irrespective of what you and other idiots say.

    As Giuliani said, once the envelope was ripped open and the name checked against the voter roles, it was tossed in the trash can and the only traceable link between the ballot and a real, qualified voter was severed. No viable recount was possible--and that, of course, by design. No nation in the world has such lax standards. The USA is irredeemably corrupt, or rather, it has been corrupted beyond redemption.

    If you put yourself beyond the law, then the Law cannot protect you when things go south. You can't have it both ways.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @PeterIke
    @Corvinus


    Prior to Musk, Twitter as a private company had every liberty to decide who violated the terms of agreement and thus remove users.
     
    Yeah, sure. Except that:

    (1) They constantly banned people who demonstrably did NOT violate their terms of service. They were banned for political reasons.

    (2) They constantly did NOT ban ideological allies who OPENLY violated the terms of service. You could threaten violence to Donald Trump or white people, and nothing happened to you. Do it to, say, Nancy Pelosi or blacks, and you were gone.

    Twitter IS obligated to enforce their terms of service equally. They did nothing of the kind.

    There are other platforms that one is able to go to if banned. That’s the free market in action.
     
    Lol! Yeah, we know. The "build your own Twitter" response. Hey, now that Musk is doing exactly that, why are all a youse losing your minds over it?
  24. @Corvinus
    @Almost Missouri

    “Interesting to see the first chart’s graphic evidence of the Left’s revanchist Twitter crackdown following the 2020 election, even though they “won”.”

    Prior to Musk, Twitter as a private company had every liberty to decide who violated the terms of agreement and thus remove users. There are other platforms that one is able to go to if banned. That’s the free market in action.

    And, yes, Biden won. No quotes needed. Even Stephen Miller said so. And our intrepid host has also made it cagily known that the type of fraud you and others claim didn’t happen. The results from the Arizona investigation show there was no steal.

    Still waiting for you, ma’am, to answer why Sydney Powell has yet to provide her conclusive proof that the U.S. Army seized servers in Germany that show how Trump voters were switched to Biden.

    https://apnews.com/article/fact-check-trump-legal-team-false-claims-5abd64917ef8be9e9e2078180973e8b3

    And I’m sure that Mr. Sailer will also NOTICE, as a champion of unfettered free speech, the sudden drop in followers on Twitter for his ideological adversaries.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1598399214316564480/photo/1

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @PeterIke

    The prevalence of absentee ballots, mail-in ballots and ballot harvesting guarantee that a free, fair election was not possible, irrespective of what you and other idiots say.

    As Giuliani said, once the envelope was ripped open and the name checked against the voter roles, it was tossed in the trash can and the only traceable link between the ballot and a real, qualified voter was severed. No viable recount was possible–and that, of course, by design. No nation in the world has such lax standards. The USA is irredeemably corrupt, or rather, it has been corrupted beyond redemption.

    If you put yourself beyond the law, then the Law cannot protect you when things go south. You can’t have it both ways.

    • Agree: mc23, Alden
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @ThreeCranes

    All Fake News on your part.

    Anyways, still waiting for you, ma’am, to answer why Sydney Powell has yet to provide her conclusive proof that the U.S. Army seized servers in Germany that show how Trump voters were switched to Biden.

    Replies: @PeterIke

  25. @MC
    I assume you are aware that you are the subject of a flattering meme on rw twitter in the last couple months, based on the observation that you always seem to turn up in the replies of notable left wing tweeters who inadvisably address crime stats. That may have raised your profile somewhat.

    Replies: @michael droy, @Danindc, @Bill Jones

    It’s a removal of the heavy hand of Twitter that used to deliberately depress dissidence.

  26. “The results from the Arizona investigation show there was no steal.”

    What you mean to say in your patented imbecilic way is that they applied an auditing process whose function is to increase confidence by some degree. You know, like the SEC auditors and Bernie Madoff for all those years BEFORE they actually caught him.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Curle

    I stated a fact. That bothers you immensely.

    https://www.americanoversight.org/investigation/the-arizona-senates-partisan-audit-of-maricopa-county-election-results

    https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2022/10/14/arizona-ags-office-asks-feds-to-investigate-conservative-nonprofit-true-the-vote-00061973

    Replies: @Curle

  27. It is with some satisfaction I can report that yesterday I was permanently suspended from Twitter for quoting a hatefact from Wikipedia. I note there are left wing accounts hyperventilating about superhitler Musk purging left wing accounts without explanation.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @I. Racist


    I note there are left wing accounts hyperventilating about superhitler Musk purging left wing accounts without explanation.
     
    In other words, they actually had been violating the terms of service. Just getting away with it until now.
  28. @HammerJack
    It's almost tempting to return to that benighted forum, whose premises I vacated back in early 2018. But really, who among us needs another online time sink?

    Then again, many businesses and government institutions still insist on using Twitter and Facebook to communicate with the public, and refuse any other method of contact.

    At least in the case of government agencies, I feel this shouldn't be permitted. At least there should be an alternative.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @SafeNow, @Dr. DoomNGloom

    At least in the case of government agencies, I feel this shouldn’t be permitted. At least there should be an alternative.

    ^ this

    I have some experience with government acquisition practice. That this isn’t regarded as one of those forbidden “friends and family” arrangements is mind boggling. There must be some gaps in the law.

  29. @prime noticer
    sticking with my estimation that Elon has a reasonable chance of becoming the most important person who ever lived. although i'll move that down to 50%. he understands the stakes, seems to have thought about this at length, and has positioned himself appropriately.

    in the coming Democrat monopoly, his enemies are legion.

    however, the US Military wants SpaceX and Starlink. in particular, they want Starship.

    this is the power struggle. the rest of Washington DC wants to destroy Musk, but the Defense Department will block all that.

    Replies: @Dr. DoomNGloom, @Anonymous

    A wag on Scott Adams podcast quipped that you s” shouldn’t go to war with someone who owns a rocket company”

  30. @michael droy
    @MC

    Pretty sure Steve thinks the algorithm has been changed so it is no longer against him.
    Pretty sure he is right - but then that is usually a safe guess.

    Replies: @James B. Shearer

    “…Pretty sure he is right ..”

    Be more convincing with some comparisons. Could be lots of people left and right now have more followers.

  31. @I. Racist
    It is with some satisfaction I can report that yesterday I was permanently suspended from Twitter for quoting a hatefact from Wikipedia. I note there are left wing accounts hyperventilating about superhitler Musk purging left wing accounts without explanation.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    I note there are left wing accounts hyperventilating about superhitler Musk purging left wing accounts without explanation.

    In other words, they actually had been violating the terms of service. Just getting away with it until now.

  32. @ThreeCranes
    @Corvinus

    The prevalence of absentee ballots, mail-in ballots and ballot harvesting guarantee that a free, fair election was not possible, irrespective of what you and other idiots say.

    As Giuliani said, once the envelope was ripped open and the name checked against the voter roles, it was tossed in the trash can and the only traceable link between the ballot and a real, qualified voter was severed. No viable recount was possible--and that, of course, by design. No nation in the world has such lax standards. The USA is irredeemably corrupt, or rather, it has been corrupted beyond redemption.

    If you put yourself beyond the law, then the Law cannot protect you when things go south. You can't have it both ways.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    All Fake News on your part.

    Anyways, still waiting for you, ma’am, to answer why Sydney Powell has yet to provide her conclusive proof that the U.S. Army seized servers in Germany that show how Trump voters were switched to Biden.

    • Replies: @PeterIke
    @Corvinus


    Anyways, still waiting for you, ma’am, to answer why Sydney Powell has yet to provide her conclusive proof that the U.S. Army seized servers in Germany that show how Trump voters were switched to Biden.

     

    The fact that you are seizing on the least plausible reason for the election steal is telling, when evidence of ballot manipulation/harvesting is legion. Hell, it's LEGAL in California, and this time around Republicans there used it to their advantage, and won. They hoist the Dems on their own petard. But the Stupid Party has been too stupid to do this everywhere.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @BosTex

  33. @Curle
    “The results from the Arizona investigation show there was no steal.”

    What you mean to say in your patented imbecilic way is that they applied an auditing process whose function is to increase confidence by some degree. You know, like the SEC auditors and Bernie Madoff for all those years BEFORE they actually caught him.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    • Replies: @Curle
    @Corvinus

    You don’t understand what facts are.

    Replies: @Corvinus

  34. @BosTex
    Impressive. Congrats Steve.

    I deleted my Twitter account after the 2020 election.

    I was on there with my actual name and then it slowly dawned on me that we no longer have freedom of speech or the right to question what the media or government tells us to think. Also: not sure who is watching. I work for a large overly woke corporation.

    I think your approach to communicating your ideas is spot on: the people we are dealing with are easily threatened and not used to being challenged, so being non-threatening, and not overly challenging or frightening is the best way to go. Slowly, but surely the country will come back.

    Appreciate what you do!

    Replies: @Jay Fink

    For years I had a Twitter account with my real name. I had around 5000 followers. Then I became worried that my real name was attached to unwoke, controversial opinions so I deleted my account. I stayed off Twitter during the last few years as they increased their censorship. Now that Musk bought it I opened a new account with a fake name. This time I am just going to read instead of posting or trying to gain a following. So far I followed around 100 accounts and Steve is one of them.

    My biggest surprise on Twitter is to see Lion of the Blogosphere is very active on there. I used to enjoy his blog and thought he fell off the face of the earth. Glad to see him on there.

    • Replies: @BosTex
    @Jay Fink

    Thanks Jay. I may do same.

    I didn’t have a ton of followers (100? 200?) but one of them was a friend and colleague from work and, even though my opinions aren’t too “far right” (whatever that means)…I had (and have) a lot of questions about the legality and legitimacy of the 2020 election.

    They are questions, the way people have questions about the Kennedy assasination or our decision to attack Iraq. It is ok to question an election. That doesn’t make you an insurrectionist or whatever the epithet of the week is.

    The outcome may be totally legit. (I have my doubts that an Alzheimer’s patient who sat in his basement and had “rallies” with 20 people garnered millions more votes than Obama).

    It was clear that the Left went bananas about Trump and anyone who backed him. I didn’t want my name associated with any of it.

    I dunno about Lion: that guy always struck me as a weenie. He’s like some Jewish herb that lives in NYC and can’t get a date? Works in programming (but I repeat myself) :-)

  35. @Jay Fink
    @BosTex

    For years I had a Twitter account with my real name. I had around 5000 followers. Then I became worried that my real name was attached to unwoke, controversial opinions so I deleted my account. I stayed off Twitter during the last few years as they increased their censorship. Now that Musk bought it I opened a new account with a fake name. This time I am just going to read instead of posting or trying to gain a following. So far I followed around 100 accounts and Steve is one of them.

    My biggest surprise on Twitter is to see Lion of the Blogosphere is very active on there. I used to enjoy his blog and thought he fell off the face of the earth. Glad to see him on there.

    Replies: @BosTex

    Thanks Jay. I may do same.

    I didn’t have a ton of followers (100? 200?) but one of them was a friend and colleague from work and, even though my opinions aren’t too “far right” (whatever that means)…I had (and have) a lot of questions about the legality and legitimacy of the 2020 election.

    They are questions, the way people have questions about the Kennedy assasination or our decision to attack Iraq. It is ok to question an election. That doesn’t make you an insurrectionist or whatever the epithet of the week is.

    The outcome may be totally legit. (I have my doubts that an Alzheimer’s patient who sat in his basement and had “rallies” with 20 people garnered millions more votes than Obama).

    It was clear that the Left went bananas about Trump and anyone who backed him. I didn’t want my name associated with any of it.

    I dunno about Lion: that guy always struck me as a weenie. He’s like some Jewish herb that lives in NYC and can’t get a date? Works in programming (but I repeat myself) 🙂

  36. @Corvinus
    @Curle

    I stated a fact. That bothers you immensely.

    https://www.americanoversight.org/investigation/the-arizona-senates-partisan-audit-of-maricopa-county-election-results

    https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2022/10/14/arizona-ags-office-asks-feds-to-investigate-conservative-nonprofit-true-the-vote-00061973

    Replies: @Curle

    You don’t understand what facts are.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Curle

    You’re way over your head here.

  37. @Corvinus
    @ThreeCranes

    All Fake News on your part.

    Anyways, still waiting for you, ma’am, to answer why Sydney Powell has yet to provide her conclusive proof that the U.S. Army seized servers in Germany that show how Trump voters were switched to Biden.

    Replies: @PeterIke

    Anyways, still waiting for you, ma’am, to answer why Sydney Powell has yet to provide her conclusive proof that the U.S. Army seized servers in Germany that show how Trump voters were switched to Biden.

    The fact that you are seizing on the least plausible reason for the election steal is telling, when evidence of ballot manipulation/harvesting is legion. Hell, it’s LEGAL in California, and this time around Republicans there used it to their advantage, and won. They hoist the Dems on their own petard. But the Stupid Party has been too stupid to do this everywhere.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @PeterIke

    “The fact that you are seizing on the least plausible reason for the election steal is telling”

    Nice try at word weaseling. Trump touted it. Giuliani touted it. His supporters lapped it up. So, where is her proof?

    “when evidence of ballot manipulation/harvesting is legion.”

    What evidence?

    “Hell, it’s LEGAL in California, and this time around Republicans there…”

    Citations required. We just can’t take you at your word.

    “(1) They constantly banned people who demonstrably did NOT violate their terms of service. They were banned for political reasons.”

    Like who?

    “(2) They constantly did NOT ban ideological allies who OPENLY violated the terms of service. You could threaten violence to Donald Trump or white people, and nothing happened to you. Do it to, say, Nancy Pelosi or blacks, and you were gone.”

    Evidence?

    “Twitter IS obligated to enforce their terms of service equally. They did nothing of the kind.”

    According to Who/Whom?

    Replies: @NeoLogick

    , @BosTex
    @PeterIke

    Thanks Peterike.

    I am not sure it is valuable to expend neuronal energy to help Corvinus understand something.

    If you are not willing to understand something then no amount of explaining will help.

    With respect to the 2020 election:

    Democrats are always telling us how corrupt and cynical and hard boiled the electoral practices are in the cities that they control. If someone tells you, over and over and over again, that they are corrupt: I’ll take them at their word. You better believe them.

    Additionally: instead of working to restore confidence and integrity in the electoral system the Democratic approach to “reform” is to introduce further insecurity and further ease of “voting” for whoever happens to wander by and can fog a mirror (in Chicago: ability to fog a mirror is optional).

    If you believe that an incompetent (per Obama’s observation) like Biden won millions of more votes than Obama in 2012, you really are a child and have no business adding comments in an adult forum.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @Inquiring Mind

  38. @Corvinus
    @Almost Missouri

    “Interesting to see the first chart’s graphic evidence of the Left’s revanchist Twitter crackdown following the 2020 election, even though they “won”.”

    Prior to Musk, Twitter as a private company had every liberty to decide who violated the terms of agreement and thus remove users. There are other platforms that one is able to go to if banned. That’s the free market in action.

    And, yes, Biden won. No quotes needed. Even Stephen Miller said so. And our intrepid host has also made it cagily known that the type of fraud you and others claim didn’t happen. The results from the Arizona investigation show there was no steal.

    Still waiting for you, ma’am, to answer why Sydney Powell has yet to provide her conclusive proof that the U.S. Army seized servers in Germany that show how Trump voters were switched to Biden.

    https://apnews.com/article/fact-check-trump-legal-team-false-claims-5abd64917ef8be9e9e2078180973e8b3

    And I’m sure that Mr. Sailer will also NOTICE, as a champion of unfettered free speech, the sudden drop in followers on Twitter for his ideological adversaries.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1598399214316564480/photo/1

    Replies: @ThreeCranes, @PeterIke

    Prior to Musk, Twitter as a private company had every liberty to decide who violated the terms of agreement and thus remove users.

    Yeah, sure. Except that:

    (1) They constantly banned people who demonstrably did NOT violate their terms of service. They were banned for political reasons.

    (2) They constantly did NOT ban ideological allies who OPENLY violated the terms of service. You could threaten violence to Donald Trump or white people, and nothing happened to you. Do it to, say, Nancy Pelosi or blacks, and you were gone.

    Twitter IS obligated to enforce their terms of service equally. They did nothing of the kind.

    There are other platforms that one is able to go to if banned. That’s the free market in action.

    Lol! Yeah, we know. The “build your own Twitter” response. Hey, now that Musk is doing exactly that, why are all a youse losing your minds over it?

    • Agree: Jay Fink
  39. @Curle
    @Corvinus

    You don’t understand what facts are.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    You’re way over your head here.

  40. @PeterIke
    @Corvinus


    Anyways, still waiting for you, ma’am, to answer why Sydney Powell has yet to provide her conclusive proof that the U.S. Army seized servers in Germany that show how Trump voters were switched to Biden.

     

    The fact that you are seizing on the least plausible reason for the election steal is telling, when evidence of ballot manipulation/harvesting is legion. Hell, it's LEGAL in California, and this time around Republicans there used it to their advantage, and won. They hoist the Dems on their own petard. But the Stupid Party has been too stupid to do this everywhere.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @BosTex

    “The fact that you are seizing on the least plausible reason for the election steal is telling”

    Nice try at word weaseling. Trump touted it. Giuliani touted it. His supporters lapped it up. So, where is her proof?

    “when evidence of ballot manipulation/harvesting is legion.”

    What evidence?

    “Hell, it’s LEGAL in California, and this time around Republicans there…”

    Citations required. We just can’t take you at your word.

    “(1) They constantly banned people who demonstrably did NOT violate their terms of service. They were banned for political reasons.”

    Like who?

    “(2) They constantly did NOT ban ideological allies who OPENLY violated the terms of service. You could threaten violence to Donald Trump or white people, and nothing happened to you. Do it to, say, Nancy Pelosi or blacks, and you were gone.”

    Evidence?

    “Twitter IS obligated to enforce their terms of service equally. They did nothing of the kind.”

    According to Who/Whom?

    • Replies: @NeoLogick
    @Corvinus

    You talk like you probably act in public, honestly very very creepy and with a tinge of autistic linguistical formatting.

  41. @Danindc
    @MC

    I usually scoff at Twitter ppl that say they are being shadow banned or shadow blasted. Steve makes the best case but it’s probably what you said. Maybe Musk will tell us.

    Replies: @Anon, @Chrisnonymous

    Shadowbanning is a real thing and not only on Twitter. It’s easier to see on a website like Reddit because if you just view the subreddit you are posting to without signing in, your posts disappear. However, it’s equally real on Twitter.

    It’s a reprehensible tactic. (Unz’s reader-controlled commenters to ignore is much more honest.). Unfortunately, I’m not Musk will not continue its use in the future, even some accounts are getting unbanned now.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    @Chrisnonymous

    I'm being banned right here. Kovid Karen, Ukrainiac, wrong-about-everything Steve simply junks my comments now. You have to wonder what's really going on here.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

  42. Sam Bankman-Fried Interviewed Live About the Collapse of FTX

    Nov 30, 2022

    Sam Bankman-Fried, co-founder of the cryptocurrency firm FTX, gave his first live interview since his company filed for bankruptcy. Andrew Ross-Sorkin of The New York Times asked Bankman-Fried to address allegations of fraud and mismanagement and whether the people and organizations who are owed money will get any of it back. Watch the full interview from the DealBook Summit event.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/01/business/dealbook/sam-bankman-fried-dealbook-interview-transcript.html
    https://archive.ph/8wniH


    • Replies: @Veteran Aryan
    @MEH 0910

    Your first clip is very interesting. If I were looking for a video that shows typical body language of someone who is lying, this would be an excellent choice.

    , @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/CoinDesk/status/1600938290533769216
    https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2022/12/08/did-sam-bankman-fried-finally-admit-the-obvious/

    I Accidentally Got SBF To Admit to Fraud
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o_jPzBZSIo
    Dec 7, 2022


    This video is an opinion and in no way should be construed as statements of fact. Scams, bad business opportunities, and fake gurus are subjective terms that mean different things to different people. I think someone who promises $100K/month for an upfront fee of $2K is a scam. Others would call it a Napoleon Hill pitch.
    0:00 Intro
    0:18 Background to the Call
    1:05 The Plan
    2:12 Failure 1 - New York Times
    4:30 Failure 2 - George Stephanopoulos
    7:06 Failure 3 - Coffeezilla
    8:38 Lessons Learned = The NEW Strategy
    9:33 3rd Sam Bankman Fried Call Begins
    10:04 Were you treating client assets differently?
    10:31 Focus on Client Assets Only
    10:51 Sam Tries to Deflect to Alameda
    11:26 Can You Explain What That Means?
    11:40 Separate Legal Agreement
    12:05 Let's Focus Only on the Assets that Terms of Service Applied to
    12:29 Sam Cites Billions of Withdrawals
    13:32 Is there 1:1 Assets for Customers Who Didn't Agree to Margin?
    14:19 Sam Finally Explains "Fungibility" of Funds During Bankruptcy
    15:41 There Are No Buckets
    16:38 During Collapse We May Have Allowed Withdrawals
    17:27 You Can't Treat Everyone Equally
    17:51 You Monopolized The Discussion Coffeezilla, Stop Grandstanding
    18:40 My Reaction to Sam's Blowup
    19:15 I Got What I Was Looking For
    20:13 Analogy to Traditional Finance
    21:08 Everyone was Subject to the Same Risk
    22:31 Did I Monopolize Sam's Time?
     
    https://twitter.com/coffeebreak_YT/status/1600703441726164994

    https://twitter.com/coffeebreak_YT/status/1600705679689650176
    https://twitter.com/coffeebreak_YT/status/1600707185171869696
    https://twitter.com/coffeebreak_YT/status/1600708813375836160

    https://twitter.com/coffeebreak_YT/status/1601104812690796545

  43. @PeterIke
    @Corvinus


    Anyways, still waiting for you, ma’am, to answer why Sydney Powell has yet to provide her conclusive proof that the U.S. Army seized servers in Germany that show how Trump voters were switched to Biden.

     

    The fact that you are seizing on the least plausible reason for the election steal is telling, when evidence of ballot manipulation/harvesting is legion. Hell, it's LEGAL in California, and this time around Republicans there used it to their advantage, and won. They hoist the Dems on their own petard. But the Stupid Party has been too stupid to do this everywhere.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @BosTex

    Thanks Peterike.

    I am not sure it is valuable to expend neuronal energy to help Corvinus understand something.

    If you are not willing to understand something then no amount of explaining will help.

    With respect to the 2020 election:

    Democrats are always telling us how corrupt and cynical and hard boiled the electoral practices are in the cities that they control. If someone tells you, over and over and over again, that they are corrupt: I’ll take them at their word. You better believe them.

    Additionally: instead of working to restore confidence and integrity in the electoral system the Democratic approach to “reform” is to introduce further insecurity and further ease of “voting” for whoever happens to wander by and can fog a mirror (in Chicago: ability to fog a mirror is optional).

    If you believe that an incompetent (per Obama’s observation) like Biden won millions of more votes than Obama in 2012, you really are a child and have no business adding comments in an adult forum.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @BosTex

    “If you are not willing to understand something then no amount of explaining will help.“

    Classic case of projection on your part.

    Trump and Guiliani both supported Powell’s contention. Why hasn’t she delivered?

    Cyberninjas confirmed Biden won in Arizona, and that widespread fraud was not found.

    Trump advisers knew – contrary to their public claims – that Biden’s 2020 victory was legitimate.

    Former Attorney General William Barr says he thought Trump would be “detached from reality” if he believed election fraud allegations.

    “Democrats are always telling us how corrupt and cynical and hard boiled the electoral practices are in the cities that they control.”

    Who exactly?

    “If you believe that an incompetent (per Obama’s observation) like Biden won millions of more votes than Obama in 2012, you really are a child and have no business adding comments in an adult forum.”

    Now you’re just mailing it.

    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/11/01/turnout-in-u-s-has-soared-in-recent-elections-but-by-some-measures-still-trails-that-of-many-other-countries/

    https://www.brookings.edu/research/turnout-in-2020-spiked-among-both-democratic-and-republican-voting-groups-new-census-data-shows/?amp

    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-13-million-votes/fact-check-claim-that-turnout-numbers-prove-u-s-election-fraud-uses-wrong-figures-idUSKBN2970JQ

    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-wisconsin-more-votes-regist/fact-checkwisconsin-did-not-have-more-votes-than-people-registered-idUSKBN27K2WU

    , @Inquiring Mind
    @BosTex

    The Left is big on slogans and catch phrases.

    Here are some.

    The Right favors turning people away from voting. End voter suppression now!

    End voter suppression of dead persons and those who have moved away!

    End voter suppression of those who want to vote for someone on the rolls but didn't show up!

    End voter suppression of non-citizens! Scrap the Constitution if we have to!

  44. @Corvinus
    @PeterIke

    “The fact that you are seizing on the least plausible reason for the election steal is telling”

    Nice try at word weaseling. Trump touted it. Giuliani touted it. His supporters lapped it up. So, where is her proof?

    “when evidence of ballot manipulation/harvesting is legion.”

    What evidence?

    “Hell, it’s LEGAL in California, and this time around Republicans there…”

    Citations required. We just can’t take you at your word.

    “(1) They constantly banned people who demonstrably did NOT violate their terms of service. They were banned for political reasons.”

    Like who?

    “(2) They constantly did NOT ban ideological allies who OPENLY violated the terms of service. You could threaten violence to Donald Trump or white people, and nothing happened to you. Do it to, say, Nancy Pelosi or blacks, and you were gone.”

    Evidence?

    “Twitter IS obligated to enforce their terms of service equally. They did nothing of the kind.”

    According to Who/Whom?

    Replies: @NeoLogick

    You talk like you probably act in public, honestly very very creepy and with a tinge of autistic linguistical formatting.

  45. @BosTex
    @PeterIke

    Thanks Peterike.

    I am not sure it is valuable to expend neuronal energy to help Corvinus understand something.

    If you are not willing to understand something then no amount of explaining will help.

    With respect to the 2020 election:

    Democrats are always telling us how corrupt and cynical and hard boiled the electoral practices are in the cities that they control. If someone tells you, over and over and over again, that they are corrupt: I’ll take them at their word. You better believe them.

    Additionally: instead of working to restore confidence and integrity in the electoral system the Democratic approach to “reform” is to introduce further insecurity and further ease of “voting” for whoever happens to wander by and can fog a mirror (in Chicago: ability to fog a mirror is optional).

    If you believe that an incompetent (per Obama’s observation) like Biden won millions of more votes than Obama in 2012, you really are a child and have no business adding comments in an adult forum.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @Inquiring Mind

    “If you are not willing to understand something then no amount of explaining will help.“

    Classic case of projection on your part.

    Trump and Guiliani both supported Powell’s contention. Why hasn’t she delivered?

    Cyberninjas confirmed Biden won in Arizona, and that widespread fraud was not found.

    Trump advisers knew – contrary to their public claims – that Biden’s 2020 victory was legitimate.

    Former Attorney General William Barr says he thought Trump would be “detached from reality” if he believed election fraud allegations.

    “Democrats are always telling us how corrupt and cynical and hard boiled the electoral practices are in the cities that they control.”

    Who exactly?

    “If you believe that an incompetent (per Obama’s observation) like Biden won millions of more votes than Obama in 2012, you really are a child and have no business adding comments in an adult forum.”

    Now you’re just mailing it.

    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2022/11/01/turnout-in-u-s-has-soared-in-recent-elections-but-by-some-measures-still-trails-that-of-many-other-countries/

    https://www.brookings.edu/research/turnout-in-2020-spiked-among-both-democratic-and-republican-voting-groups-new-census-data-shows/?amp

    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-13-million-votes/fact-check-claim-that-turnout-numbers-prove-u-s-election-fraud-uses-wrong-figures-idUSKBN2970JQ

    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-wisconsin-more-votes-regist/fact-checkwisconsin-did-not-have-more-votes-than-people-registered-idUSKBN27K2WU

  46. @BosTex
    @PeterIke

    Thanks Peterike.

    I am not sure it is valuable to expend neuronal energy to help Corvinus understand something.

    If you are not willing to understand something then no amount of explaining will help.

    With respect to the 2020 election:

    Democrats are always telling us how corrupt and cynical and hard boiled the electoral practices are in the cities that they control. If someone tells you, over and over and over again, that they are corrupt: I’ll take them at their word. You better believe them.

    Additionally: instead of working to restore confidence and integrity in the electoral system the Democratic approach to “reform” is to introduce further insecurity and further ease of “voting” for whoever happens to wander by and can fog a mirror (in Chicago: ability to fog a mirror is optional).

    If you believe that an incompetent (per Obama’s observation) like Biden won millions of more votes than Obama in 2012, you really are a child and have no business adding comments in an adult forum.

    Replies: @Corvinus, @Inquiring Mind

    The Left is big on slogans and catch phrases.

    Here are some.

    The Right favors turning people away from voting. End voter suppression now!

    End voter suppression of dead persons and those who have moved away!

    End voter suppression of those who want to vote for someone on the rolls but didn’t show up!

    End voter suppression of non-citizens! Scrap the Constitution if we have to!

  47. @Chrisnonymous
    @Danindc

    Shadowbanning is a real thing and not only on Twitter. It's easier to see on a website like Reddit because if you just view the subreddit you are posting to without signing in, your posts disappear. However, it's equally real on Twitter.

    It's a reprehensible tactic. (Unz's reader-controlled commenters to ignore is much more honest.). Unfortunately, I'm not Musk will not continue its use in the future, even some accounts are getting unbanned now.

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein

    I’m being banned right here. Kovid Karen, Ukrainiac, wrong-about-everything Steve simply junks my comments now. You have to wonder what’s really going on here.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Really? Steve always approves mine eventually. Sometimes he waits a long time (I think he tries to shape the comments on his threads), but he does eventually.

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein

  48. @MEH 0910
    Sam Bankman-Fried Interviewed Live About the Collapse of FTX
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyoGdwVIwWw
    Nov 30, 2022

    Sam Bankman-Fried, co-founder of the cryptocurrency firm FTX, gave his first live interview since his company filed for bankruptcy. Andrew Ross-Sorkin of The New York Times asked Bankman-Fried to address allegations of fraud and mismanagement and whether the people and organizations who are owed money will get any of it back. Watch the full interview from the DealBook Summit event.
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/01/business/dealbook/sam-bankman-fried-dealbook-interview-transcript.html
    https://archive.ph/8wniH
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1598210312125169665

    https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/11/30/business/sam-bankman-fried-interview
    https://archive.ph/wip/n3zsA

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/01/business/sam-bankman-fried-interview-sbf-ftx.html
    https://archive.ph/n3zsA

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/30/business/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-collapse.html
    https://archive.ph/VtB44

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/30/business/dealbook/sam-bankman-fried-parents-net-worth.html
    https://archive.ph/EqfUD

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan, @MEH 0910

    Your first clip is very interesting. If I were looking for a video that shows typical body language of someone who is lying, this would be an excellent choice.

  49. @prime noticer
    sticking with my estimation that Elon has a reasonable chance of becoming the most important person who ever lived. although i'll move that down to 50%. he understands the stakes, seems to have thought about this at length, and has positioned himself appropriately.

    in the coming Democrat monopoly, his enemies are legion.

    however, the US Military wants SpaceX and Starlink. in particular, they want Starship.

    this is the power struggle. the rest of Washington DC wants to destroy Musk, but the Defense Department will block all that.

    Replies: @Dr. DoomNGloom, @Anonymous

    Can’t the government simply declare Twitter/SpaceX/Tesla a “national strategic asset” and oust Musk from ownership? (I recall the Roosevelt administration doing this during WWII.)

  50. @Intelligent Dasein
    @Chrisnonymous

    I'm being banned right here. Kovid Karen, Ukrainiac, wrong-about-everything Steve simply junks my comments now. You have to wonder what's really going on here.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Really? Steve always approves mine eventually. Sometimes he waits a long time (I think he tries to shape the comments on his threads), but he does eventually.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    @Chrisnonymous

    Most of mine are approved, but I've had several long posts (that I worked hard on) simply disappear. That pissed me off.

    Also, Steve's editorially inserted "MORE" tags are pretty annoying.

  51. @MEH 0910
    Sam Bankman-Fried Interviewed Live About the Collapse of FTX
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyoGdwVIwWw
    Nov 30, 2022

    Sam Bankman-Fried, co-founder of the cryptocurrency firm FTX, gave his first live interview since his company filed for bankruptcy. Andrew Ross-Sorkin of The New York Times asked Bankman-Fried to address allegations of fraud and mismanagement and whether the people and organizations who are owed money will get any of it back. Watch the full interview from the DealBook Summit event.
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/01/business/dealbook/sam-bankman-fried-dealbook-interview-transcript.html
    https://archive.ph/8wniH
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1598210312125169665

    https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/11/30/business/sam-bankman-fried-interview
    https://archive.ph/wip/n3zsA

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/01/business/sam-bankman-fried-interview-sbf-ftx.html
    https://archive.ph/n3zsA

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/30/business/sam-bankman-fried-ftx-collapse.html
    https://archive.ph/VtB44

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/30/business/dealbook/sam-bankman-fried-parents-net-worth.html
    https://archive.ph/EqfUD

    Replies: @Veteran Aryan, @MEH 0910


    https://www.coindesk.com/consensus-magazine/2022/12/08/did-sam-bankman-fried-finally-admit-the-obvious/

    I Accidentally Got SBF To Admit to Fraud

    Dec 7, 2022

    This video is an opinion and in no way should be construed as statements of fact. Scams, bad business opportunities, and fake gurus are subjective terms that mean different things to different people. I think someone who promises $100K/month for an upfront fee of $2K is a scam. Others would call it a Napoleon Hill pitch.
    0:00 Intro
    0:18 Background to the Call
    1:05 The Plan
    2:12 Failure 1 – New York Times
    4:30 Failure 2 – George Stephanopoulos
    7:06 Failure 3 – Coffeezilla
    8:38 Lessons Learned = The NEW Strategy
    9:33 3rd Sam Bankman Fried Call Begins
    10:04 Were you treating client assets differently?
    10:31 Focus on Client Assets Only
    10:51 Sam Tries to Deflect to Alameda
    11:26 Can You Explain What That Means?
    11:40 Separate Legal Agreement
    12:05 Let’s Focus Only on the Assets that Terms of Service Applied to
    12:29 Sam Cites Billions of Withdrawals
    13:32 Is there 1:1 Assets for Customers Who Didn’t Agree to Margin?
    14:19 Sam Finally Explains “Fungibility” of Funds During Bankruptcy
    15:41 There Are No Buckets
    16:38 During Collapse We May Have Allowed Withdrawals
    17:27 You Can’t Treat Everyone Equally
    17:51 You Monopolized The Discussion Coffeezilla, Stop Grandstanding
    18:40 My Reaction to Sam’s Blowup
    19:15 I Got What I Was Looking For
    20:13 Analogy to Traditional Finance
    21:08 Everyone was Subject to the Same Risk
    22:31 Did I Monopolize Sam’s Time?


    [MORE]

  52. • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1601395677845544960

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  53. @Chrisnonymous
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Really? Steve always approves mine eventually. Sometimes he waits a long time (I think he tries to shape the comments on his threads), but he does eventually.

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    Most of mine are approved, but I’ve had several long posts (that I worked hard on) simply disappear. That pissed me off.

    Also, Steve’s editorially inserted “MORE” tags are pretty annoying.

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