Andrew Gillum, former Mayor of Tallahassee and DNC backed Florida gubernatorial candidate last election cycle, was found by police while allegedly too inebriated to communicate after the cops were called in response to the drug overdose of a male companion of Gillum (archived). Continue reading
Last month USG.DoJ began the process of transferring former University of Tennessee Knoxville Engineering professor An Ming Hu (WoT:nonperson) to the Bureau of Prisons, potentially cutting his welfare benefits substantially over Hu's similtaneous affiliations with NASA and Beijing University of Technology (archived, archived). Continue reading
Larry Dean Harmon of Ohio has been charged with three counts operating a Bitcoin mixer service that partnered with the late "Darknet Market" Alphabay. Alphabay's alleged operator Alexandre Cazes was found dead, hung in a Thai Jail cell back in 2017. The USG is begging for forfeiture of two pieces of Ohio real estate and a third property in Colorado upon conviction for the first two counts of "Conspiracy To Launder Monetary Instruments" and "Operating an Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business". The indictment is reproduced in full below: Continue reading
In his continuing mission to wreck Bitcoin, Pieter Wuille (WoT:sipa) has submitted a final proposal for 3 new "BIPs" and a pull request to the "Bitcoin Core" Shithub that will introduce Schnorr signatures and a new mEthereum-like addition called taproot via a "soft fork" to the protocol. Schnorr signature schemes were discussed in #trilema as far back as 2017, and determined to be attractive to PRB users because they are a match made in heaven for individuals using Segwit, multisig, or other "anyone can spend" schemes. Taproot was proposed in January of last year by Greg Maxwell (WoT:gmaxwell) and is an attempt to add "smart contract" functionality to Bitcoin, supporters having quickly forgotten about the SFYL that occurs when one consciously chooses to huff "smart contract" Jenkem. As always, users of actual Bitcoin will not be affected.
Illinois resident have taken to lining up by the thousands at a handful of concessions licensed by the local criminal organization posing as a government in order to purchase a herbal remedy that will assist them in forgetting the suffering that comes with being residents of Illinois (archived). Of all fiat jurisdictions misrepresenting regulation of this agricultural product as "legalization", the criminals running Illinois have implemented one of the most onerous regimes. Every aspect of the Illinois regime has been designed to maximize taxation potential down to a effective ban on home cultivation of this very home growable crop gated behind a mountain of "medical use" paperwork shuffling. Continue reading
Despite substantial noise about US Troops actually withdrawing from Syria last month, apparently ~800 US troops remain on Syrian soil maintaining control of some oil fields (archived). It does however appear that US Troops have actually withdrawn from supporting their former allies in Syria.
8chan was briefly returned to the Internet before falling back offline. It appears they received service from a so-called "bulletproof" hosting provider that advertised BGP routes for IP addresses unallocated within the RIPE regional registery's range (archived). Allegedly a version of the site remains accessible on the USG's Tor network.
Uruguay's Vice President, Senator elect, and wife of former President Jose Mujica, Lucía Topolansky has promised "an enormous social mobilization" if her coalition's presidential candidate loses the November 24th Presidential election in Uruguay (archived). According to local norms this is likely to take the form of general strikes, workplace occupations, organized vandalism, intense littering, and some level of rioting.
Topolansky's Frente Amplio coalition gathered less than 40% of the vote in the legislative round of the election with most of their Senate and lower legislative seats going to Topolansky's radical Popular Participation Movement and the differently radical Communist Part of Uruguay together enjoying a dominant position in the coalition's legislative bank. Self described moderate parties within the coalition including that of their Presidential nominee won a trivial number of seats.
The Presidential candidates of all other Parties gaining more than one percent of the vote endorsed National Party candidate Luis Lacalle Pou for the presidency during their concession speeches. Per their own self representations, the Popular Participation Movement claims to do the things they do for the sake of "democracy" with their definition of democracy showing no regard for actual electoral results.