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May 12 20 tweets 7 min read
The U.S. government has been paying me to build a replacement for Bitcoin and Ethereum.

It's called KRNC (@KRNCinc) and it's a protocol that upgrades the U.S. Dollar.

Here's a thread on how it works – and how it could increase the value of the Dollars in your bank account.🧵 What's wrong with the existing U.S. Dollar? Why do we need to upgrade it using a blockchain?

The main problem is scarcity. The Dollar is losing its value, because its supply is unlimited.

When new Dollars are created, they lower the value of the ones that already exist.
Apr 28 25 tweets 8 min read
The West is pushing Ukraine to attack inside Russia.
It's a great tactic – but a horrible strategy.

Putin can respond by declaring war on Ukraine, making millions of conscripts available.

The conflict would grow to an apocalyptic scale matching WW2.🧵👇 A mega-thread... There have already been a series of mysterious fires and explosions inside Russian territory.

Many of these involve facilities needed for the war effort.

For example, Russia alleges that Ukrainian helicopters blew up an oil-storage depot in Belgorod, Russia.
Apr 26 21 tweets 7 min read
Journalists are claiming Elon Musk doesn't know what he's doing buying Twitter.

In reality, they're the ones who are clueless.

This acquisition will go down as one of Elon's crowning achievements – right next to SpaceX & Tesla. 🧵👇 Their primary argument is that the deal doesn't make financial sense for Musk.

Megan McArdle from the Washington Post says he paid too much and "there's no obvious way he's going to squeeze more money out of Twitter operations."

1. That's BS; and

2. It doesn't matter.
Apr 26 5 tweets 3 min read
This is a remarkable piece of misinformation being spread by major accounts.

They claim the FSB is so dumb that it forged a neo-nazi letter and accidentally signed it "Signature Illegible."

It's amazing that stories this dumb get RTed +10,000 times... 🧵 In reality, "Signature Illegible" is the alleged moniker of the neo-nazi extremists.

Here is the cover of a piece of extremist literature where it's prominently displayed.

The meaning isn't entirely clear: it could refer to e.g. the "signature" of a criminal group.
Apr 25 8 tweets 2 min read
Today, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said America wants to see a "weakened" Russia.

It's an example of a senior Biden administration official saying the quiet part out loud.

A quick thread on the implications... 🧵 First, this is simply bad diplomacy.

Russia has always argued that the West's goal was to bring Russia to its knees.

That was part of Putin's justification for launching the invasion of Ukraine.

Publicly endorsing that strategy helps Putin by apparently vindicating him.
Apr 23 17 tweets 5 min read
Many people are celebrating Ukraine's unexpected battlefield successes against Russia.

In reality, NATO assistance to Ukraine is pushing us closer to nuclear war.

There's a clear path from where we are today to the first combat use of nukes since WW2.🧵 Today, Zelensky gave a press conference inside a metro station in Kiev.

He stated that if the West provides Ukraine with sufficient weapons, then Ukraine will begin a campaign to take back all of the territory that Russia has occupied.
Apr 22 16 tweets 12 min read
The "Mystery Grove Film Recommendations list" is an intriguing collection of films with a reactionary flavor.

I've decided to supplement it with some of my own personal cinematic favorites.

If you watch the original list and this one IN ORDER much shall be revealed. Bad Lieutenant (1992) is one of the darkest, most powerful movies ever made.

It stars Harvey Keitel as a cop who crosses every conceivable boundary when it comes to alcohol, drugs, and sex.

If even this broken man is moved to seek redemption... why can't you?
Apr 17 12 tweets 3 min read
Russia losing the cruiser Mosvka is hugely significant... but not for the reasons the media is telling you.

It's actually evidence that Russia invaded Ukraine due to the threat of NATO expansion.

Missing the connection? This thread will explain it. 🧵 When Russia began its pre-invasion military build-up around Ukraine's border, there was widespread debate about its motives.

I argued that NATO expansion into Ukraine was a true "red line" for Russia – one that would be enforced with military action.
Apr 9 12 tweets 4 min read
I don't think Russia is committing genocide in Ukraine.

Even the horrifying atrocities alleged in Bucha don't appear to be genocide.

People using that word are obscuring the best path to protect civilians – which is to negotiate an end to the war. 🧵 If you care about protecting Ukrainian civilians from further horrors, it's critical to be accurate in assessing the dangers they face.

When people claim Russia is committing genocide, they make it sound like Ukraine's only choice is to fight to the last man.
Apr 7 10 tweets 3 min read
Western experts are openly cheering on Ukrainian war crimes.

It's f***ing disgusting – just like celebrating war crimes by Russia would be.

We need to publicly shame these people for acting like soulless monsters. 🧵 One of the worst offenders is an Adjunct Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute: Lyman Stone.

He purports to be a Christian, but he can't hide his glee over Ukrainian atrocities.

I'm not exaggerating. The man admits these are war crimes – and still cheers them on.
Mar 30 8 tweets 2 min read
The Biden White House refuses to specify which type of "Switchblade" drone it's providing Ukraine.

If it's the 300 model, it will be strategically irrelevant.

If it's the 600 model, it's a nightmare for Russian armored divisions. 🧵 Image The switchblades are often called "loitering munitions."

That's just a fancy euphemism for "kamikaze drones."

They stay in the air for extended periods of time, until they ID a target and crash into it with an explosive charge.
Mar 28 11 tweets 3 min read
🚨The Ukrainian military is violating the Geneva Conventions.

They're using civilian DHL trucks to attack Russian forces.

That is textbook "perfidy" – prohibited by Article 37 of First Protocol Additional to the 1949 Geneva Conventions. 🧵 This is the text of the prohibition.

Perfidy is defined as an act that:

(1) invites the adversary to believe he must provide protection under international law


(2) intentionally uses that false belief against the adversary.
Mar 19 9 tweets 3 min read
🚨🚨🚨 BREAKING: Russia has fired hypersonic Kinzhal ("dagger") missiles in Ukraine.

Officially, the weapons were used to destroy a munitions depot in Ivano-Frankivsk.

In reality, this is a MAJOR deterrent signal to NATO. 🧵 Image There is no plausible reason that the Kinzhal would need to be deployed against Ukraine, given that its air defenses have already been suppressed.

It is Russia's single most advanced conventional weapon – 13 times as fast as a tomahawk, with 3x the payload. Image
Mar 9 6 tweets 2 min read
🚨 Russia is escalating its controversial claims about U.S. bioweapons in Ukraine.

Today, a member of the Academy of Military Sciences -- Alexander Bartosh -- claimed America was developing *gene weapons* in Ukraine targeting Slavs. 🚨 To be clear, I am NOT endorsing the theory that America was developing gene-weapons in Ukraine.

I am *reporting* on this messaging from Russia's national-security establishment.

What Bartosh says is believed by the Russian public, and affects their support for the war.
Mar 8 6 tweets 2 min read
🚨Congress is debating an EMP first strike to disable Russian planes.

They're calling it a "non-kinetic no-fly zone."

Here's a better name: "WW3." This proposal is so insane that it would be funny, if there weren't lawmakers pushing it.

To ground Russian jets with an EMP, you'd need to detonate a nuclear warhead.

The "non-kinetic" option is literally a nuclear first strike.
Mar 8 16 tweets 4 min read
The West thinks sanctions are hurting Putin.

They have it backwards: His power inside Russia is surging.

A thread on what analysts are getting so wrong. 🧵 Objectively, Putin's poll numbers have improved since the lead-up to and onset of the war.

This was predictable – a "rally 'round the flag" effect is common for wartime president.

In less than 2 weeks, his approval rating spiked 10 points – from 61% to 71%.
Mar 7 6 tweets 1 min read
The torture videos of Maxim Ryndovskiy have revealed that few people understand how falsification works.

Karl Popper must be rolling over in his grave, hearing much of the debate on Twitter. 🧵 To falsify the videos, you'd need to show tattoos he had before that *aren't* in the videos.

That would be strong evidence, since tattoos are rarely removed.

Nobody has done that. There are no missing tattoos.
Mar 5 18 tweets 4 min read
SITREP Day 10: Many analysts are predicting an imminent defeat of the Russian military.

In reality, Russia is on the verge of annihilating the bulk of the Ukrainian army.

The people denying this are gaslighting you. No, I'm not exaggerating.

This viral thread from a prominent "expert" claims the Russian military is days away from collapsing and suffering the worst defeat in history.

Mar 5 4 tweets 2 min read
The life of another "disloyal" lawmaker is under threat in Ukraine.

Nestor Shufrych was detained on questionable charges by vigilantes and handed over to Ukraine's security services.

Photos of him in custody imply he was threatened with beheading. 🧵 Officially, Mr. Shufrych, a People's Deputy of Ukraine, was arrested for taking photos of a Ukrainian checkpoint.

It is claimed, implausibly, that he was acting as a spy passing information to the Russians.
Mar 4 5 tweets 2 min read
The biggest danger at #Zaporizhzhia isn't a nuclear meltdown.

It's that NATO will use that overhyped risk to ratonalize entering the war.

This is classic wartime propaganda playing out before our eyes. You know what produces more radiation than a reactor meltdown?

A nuclear war. Between the United States and Russia.

We aren't talking about another Iraq War. This is a conflict that could end the human species.
Mar 4 5 tweets 2 min read
Canada is now "holding Russia accountable" by detaining a charter flight full of its citizens.

If you wanted to sleepwalk into WW3, this is how you'd do it. Canada's sanctions only apply to Russian *owned or operated* aircraft.

The Minister of Transportation says this was simply a charter flight carrying Russian nationals.

If that's true, this is kidnapping + air piracy.