Yesterday evening/night and much of today I've spent digging out from a massive snowstorm, and I'm still not done. In between bouts of shoveling I've also been spending time tweaking new privacy measures--just because. Not that I don't trust Uncle but, well, just because, as I say. In fact, the measures, so far, are really directed at my ISP.
Along those lines, by the way, I've seen commenters discussing various supposedly more private browsers. During the last couple of weeks I've experimented with several additional browsers--additional to the several that I already use (at any given time I always have at least two different browsers open). Those additional browsers have included Brave and Iridium. While I like them well enough I'll probably be sticking with my two default browsers, the main one being Slimjet. Slimjet has, for quite a long time, simply worked for me--it doesn't call back to Google and it's builtin adblocker is very efficient (more so than most extensions). Slimjet is cross platform and based on Chromium, so it uses the Blink rendering engine. There's also a Slimbrowser, which is a Windows only product and is based on Firefox (Gecko rendering engine). I assume it's every bit as good as Slimjet. If you're looking for an excellent browser, one of those two may well fit the bill for you.
With that said, I've seen virtually no news today, but I did just read what I thought was an excellent article by Edward Ring:
This is what we can expect from Biden’s financialized economy, ascendant now over Trump’s productivity economy.
Ring first provides what I thought was a very lucid overview of short selling and what happened this past week with regard to GameSpot. He then moves on to what it means in the overall Big Picture. In particular, he punctures the narratival balloon that tells us what noble things the short sellers do for us all, but preventing over valuation of stocks. Here's how he concludes--I really like the way he wraps it all up and ties it in to things like the Green New Deal, the Great Reset, Big Tech, etc.
As I said the other day, it's patently obvious that short sellers aren't in this to perform a public service--they're in this game to make a killing. Duh!
Of course, the joke of it all--which, as usual, is on We The People--is that "Biden's model" isn't his at all. Biden isn't smart enough to dream this up. He's only just smart enough to say, Uh, yeah, me too! when someone tells him there's money in it for him. This is all about the Ruling Class ueber alles. The Uniparty that guards the interests of the Establishment.
Read it all!
UPDATE: Also at American Greatness:
The GameStop revolt should serve as a message to those in charge: you are loathed by ordinary Americans who are struggling to get ahead.
What I like about this article is the way the author ties these events in to politics as it has been in America for decades now--metastasizing since Reagan:
What he leaves out, obviously, is Trump: Trump getting elected was like the proverbial skunk at the garden party--although what goes on on Wall St. is more like an orgy than a garden party. That puts me in mind of what Don Surber wrote a few days ago about Trump:
The elitists gutted our Midwest in the 1970s and shipped the jobs to Mexico and Japan. Reagan tried to reverse that, but he was hobbled by the Republican Party. The Bushes, Clinton, and Obama followed, and the jobs moved to Red China because slave labor is cheaper than paying a worker $13.50 an hour to make widgets.
The American economy lost trillions. We know that because Red China's economy gained trillions.
We elected Donald Trump president and Washington went into open rebellion. Federal employees sabotaged his administration. The elitist insurrection shut down the economy, printed money to keep Wall Street's fortunes rising, and still had to rig the election to get him out.
They got rid of Trump. How galling to be brought low by a gang of day traders! Wanna bet whether Trump is laughing his ass off right now, down at Mar-a-Lago?