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Keith Preston

How to start an AI panic

View this email in your browser  |  Manage newsletter subscriptions 03.10.23 WIRED is going global—and we’re making some changes to our newsletters as a result. If you want to keep receiving Plaintext every Friday, please tap the link below. SEND ME PLAINTEXT Hi, everyone. Between talk of the debt […]

Silicon Valley Bank crisis

March 10, 2023 Hello, Insiders. There’s major news going on today, so we’ll get right to it. My usual note will be shared as a final thought below. Let’s go. In today’s edition:  The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has pushed big banks into a state of turmoil. […]

3/10/23: Taibbi Attacked By Dems in Twitter Files Hearing, US NYT Nordstream Report, Jon Stewart Backlash Over Lab Leak Jokes, Chris Rock on Meghan Markle, Work Monitoring Employee Brain Waves, Migrant Child Labor Abuse

In this episode we discuss Matt Taibbi attacked by Democrats as a “so called journalist” in Twitter Files hearing, the New York Times releases a report saying the Nordstream pipeline was destroyed by “Pro Ukranian groups”, Jon Stewart speaks about the backlash he received from his Lab Leak […]

Three Dots: Well, that was weird…

The Weaponization of Government, World War III, and other news of the week. Michael Shellenberger and Leighton Woodhouse 8 hr ago   “So-Called Journalists” Michael Shellenberger @ShellenbergerMD “So-called journalists” @mtaibbi 8:04 PM ∙ Mar 9, 2023 54,097Likes5,332Retweets Well, that was weird. Yesterday we helped break what could be […]

Killing Communists with Impunity

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2023 I’d rather that England should be free than that England should be compulsorily sober. With freedom we might in the end attain sobriety, but in the other alternative we should eventually lose both freedom and sobriety. – W.C. Magee, Archbishop of York, Sermon to […]

Do You Have Enemies?

Peter R. Quiñones 7 hr ago I’m old enough to remember when politicians disagreed, they didn’t act like they hated each other. I use the word “act” because it’s hard for me to believe the combative way politicians treat each other in the current climate is genuine. Does […]

The Eradication Of An “Ism”

The creeping illiberalism of the anti-woke right. Andrew Sullivan 4 hr ago Michael Knowles appears as a guest on “Candace” hosted by Candace Owens in January 2022 (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) In a sign of growing extremism and illiberalism on the anti-woke right, the Daily Wire writer, Michael Knowles, […]

Why metalheads are happier people

Music makes us happy. Millions of people can agree on that. But heavy metal? A genre that is often described as deafening and aggressive, how is can that make people happy? Are the headbanging, beer-drinking and blackclad metal fans even happier than other people? Surely, that can’t be.But […]

My Statement to Congress

In testimony to the House Judiciary Committee about the Twitter Files, a few words about why state-funded “anti-disinformation” and free speech can’t coexist Matt Taibbi 15 hr ago Editor’s note: at around 10 a.m. EST this morning, Michael Shellenberger and I will be testifying at the “Hearing on […]

The Revolution and the Border

Sponsored by Reaktion Books   Francisco Cantú An American Story Kelly Lytle Hernández’s latest book chronicles the tumultuous period leading up to the Mexican Revolution, casting the border as ground zero for continental change. Liza Batkin Men Explain Abortion Drugs to the FDA In a Texas lawsuit, Christian medical […]

Behind Florida’s big boom

March 9, 2023 Hi, Insiders. I’m Shona Ghosh, a deputy executive editor for Insider in the UK. I’m filling in for Nicholas Carlson. I’ve been fascinated by the debate around people doing “fake work” in Big Tech. These companies sucked up so much talent during the boom years […]

Former Army Soldier Sentenced for Jihadist Plot

The Extremism Roundup Promoting Civil Discourse and Marginalizing the Extremes A weekly compilation of the most important developments in the struggle against radical ideologies Islamist Extremism Ethan Phelan Melzer, via @hendley_quinn/Twitter and Sportskeeda screenshot Former Army Soldier Sentenced for Jihadist Plot Former U.S. Army soldier Ethan Phelan Melzer, aka […]

3/9/23: Capitol Police’s Jan 6th Nonsense Defense, Tucker Trump Texts, Budget Standoff, Biden Gov Demands Elon Contacts, Chomsky’s Warning on ChatGPT, Fauci Confronted on Lab Leak, Former CDC Director on Gain of Function, Tucker’s Ukraine Test, Stock Buybacks Destroying Economy, Ken Roth on Netanyahu Power Grab

Krystal and Saagar discuss the Capitol Police’s defense of new footage release on Jan 6th showing them escorting the Q-Anon Shaman, texts from Tucker Carloson reveal his hatred for Trump, Biden’s Budget hits standoff as the Debt Default looms, Biden Gov demands Elon Musk provide internal communications and […]