While hosting an assembly of other fiat criminal organization leaders to commemorate the centennial of the 1918 Armistice, France's Macron stated that nationalism is a form of treason against "our values" (archived). He repeated tired Pantsuit talking points in a effort to cleave nationalism out of the definition of patriotism, by suggesting patriotism involves necessarily loving the Nation of Africa as much as one's own country. Further, the proponent of femal senior intergenerational marriage called for an era of progess built from "science", presumably using the common Pantsuit misconception of science as a belief system.
Today the "entertainment" press is clogged with stories of which celebrity homes have burned, and which are next in line to be consumed by a wildfire tearing through the Pantsuit fiat-affluent left coast stronghold of Malibu. A number of washed up has beens long out of the paparazzi eye including Martin Sheen suddenly found renewed attention as "missing" persons for evacuating without press escorts.
Sixteen Canadian women working as estheticians face "human rights" complaints over their refusal to wax scrotums (archived). The complaints have all been brought by a single complaintant selfidentifying as a "trans-woman", and the complaints have all come with a settlement demand to drop the complaint for a four figure amount of Canadian dollars. The cost of defending against the complaints at the "human rights" tribunal is expected to incur five figure Canadian dollar liabilities. The recipients of the complaints are specialists in attending to women, and they insist that waxing balls is outside their professional scope of practice.
Information on more than four thousand customers of the Ontario state run Cannabis Store have been published online with help from Canada Post (archived). The attention brought by Canada's hamfisted attempt to follow Uruguay's example has revealed an incredible lack of general competence within the Canadian government.
Police in the Netherlands have siezed servers for the Edward Snowden endorsed "Blackbox IronPhone IronChat" app and made a few arrests (archived). Dutch police say they are advertising their hope to make hundreds of more arrests early in the process of digesting the server contents to avoid provoking snitching accusation driven violence among the local outlaws. Earlier this year criminal organizations role playing "law enforcement" in the US and Canada arrested a small business owner for marketing improved privacy enhanced Blackberry communications devices in a similar case.
In their latest auction, the United States Marshall Service will be putting aproximately 660 on the block in six lots of 100 Bitcoins and one lot of "60.xxxx Bitcoins" (archived). The auction flyer lists a number of civil and criminal cases, and they make a point of emphasizing that the fiat account details they published for accepting payment will not accept requests for ACH debit transactions. The three figure amount of Bitcoins being auctioned in a 2018 USMS show has fallen substantially from the five figure numbers they advertised in 2015.
Reports are emerging that Venezuela is attempting to repatriate 14 tons of gold from the United Kingdom (archived). The British are obstructing by insisting plans be offered for the gold after it is removed from their custody, though they could be stalling for a lack of actual gold to deliver. Meanwhile new USG sanctions this week target people involved in the gold trade who do business with Venezuela making insurance for the shipment difficult to acquire, but it is not outside the realm of possibility that a Bolivarian Navy warship could ferry 14 tons of cargo across the Atlantic.
Researchers at the Netherland's Radboud University, total enrollment 19,904 students, have confirmed the safe assumption that the onboard encryption offered by a number of SSD makers is indeed homeopathic and useless (archived). They describe what they refer to as a "pattern of critical issues" which allow them the freedom to read nominally encrypted volumes on a number of Crucial and Samsung drive models. Users of Microsoft Window's "Bitlocker" drive encryption are especially vulnerable since "Bitlocker" trusts onboard SSD encryption engines and will forgo applying its own software encryption when an SSD offers to do the encrypting. The "Make Security Theatre Again" movement is alive and well with mainstream hardware and software vendors.
Today Indian announced the successful completion of the first patrol by their INS Arihant, a 6000 ton ballistic nuclear missile submarine (archived). India joins the US, Russia, UK, France, China, Pakistan, and probably Israel* as the 8th, or maybe 7th active operator of a nuclear triad composed of land, air, and sea based nuclear weapons deployment platforms.
Two weeks into the effort to capture the local cannabis market launched by a criminal organization referring to themselves as the "Canadian Government", they are without product to sell (archived). New actors in the cannabis market aligned with this upstart Canadian cartel are failing to keep up with demand for the most easily cultivated crop of of commercial value ever developed. Physical store fronts are reducing hours and closing for much of the week as they face a complete absence of any product to sell. The shortages are not of any particular kind or grade of cannabis in a way that suggests misreading demand in a selective consumer market. The shortages are of any weed at all.
The winners in this situation are the black and gray market actors satisfying the market they have long supplied in the face of a coordinated bullying campaign to rob them of their livelihoods. As this situation continues, the new Canadian cartel is faced with four options:
- They surrender their failed efforts to be a cartel, admit their mistakes, and open the market up by tossing the rulebook.
- They reach out to the people they tried to squash in a spirit of friendship and hope their efforts are met with forgiveness.
- They continune their effortful ignoring of the black and gray markets in the end writing off their own cartel play as a public health service achieving a Uruguay situation.
- The claws come out and in the name of revenue "legalization" is made more oppresive by tax agents than prohibition ever was.
It is still early in the game, and there is little information on how this criminal organization which decided to get into the drug trade is going to play the collision between their plans and reality. However, persons at risk if the claws do come out are advised to maintain their operational security without relaxing simply because "legalization" is the word of the day. It is necessary to remember the enemy is indeed a criminal organization that decided to attempt capturing the local drug trade.