AI Censorship and the Power of Steem to Preserve Truth

Just read a great article by Caitlin Johnstone over at Medium where she discusses the automation of censorship tools by companies like Twitter and Google. Putting paid Julian Assange's warning last year on this, Ms. Johnstone details just some of the abuses that Twitter and Google engaged in to subtly and not-so-subtly shift public perception of major … Continue reading AI Censorship and the Power of Steem to Preserve Truth

A Simple Primer on Guns for Self-Defense

While the name of this blog is Gold Goats 'n Guns, I rarely talk about guns, if at all.  And with good reason, it's a subject that ensures vigorous debate without any practical conclusions. I just read a very good, albeit long-winded, article by The Saker on the right gun for self-defense.  And, as always, The … Continue reading A Simple Primer on Guns for Self-Defense

Review: The Last Jedi – The Success of Failure

WARNING: MILD SPOILERS AHEAD! Watching Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi this afternoon for the second time I got to that moment near the mid-point turn when the movie finally showed its hand.  Up until that point we thought we were watching a Star Wars film that was going to answer a bunch of our questions … Continue reading Review: The Last Jedi – The Success of Failure