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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Why Technology Favors Tyranny

Why Technology Favors Tyranny

Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it.
"Currently, humans risk becoming similar to domesticated animals. We have bred docile cows that produce enormous amounts of milk but are otherwise far inferior to their wild ancestors. They are less agile, less curious, and less resourceful. We are now creating tame humans who produce enormous amounts of data and function as efficient chips in a huge data-processing mechanism, but they hardly maximize their human potential. If we are not careful, we will end up with downgraded humans misusing upgraded computers to wreak havoc on themselves and on the world."


Ed: This article is a brilliant analysis of the technocracy threat that is now being handled by all the forces we mistrust for the exploitation of our markets.  

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Washington Has Never Seen Anything Like Donald Trump

Washington Has Never Seen Anything Like Donald Trump

by Rush Limbaugh - Aug 17,2018

The liberal order which still dominates the American pop culture and the American media, it’s decades old, and it has had no opposition. These are the people that have — to one degree or another — been running the country. And they are embedded throughout the bureaucracy that is Washington, D.C. They’re everywhere in there. And many of them are career people. And their loyalty is to that. Their loyalty is to that — even military people. You know, we’ve discussed this.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Diane Feinstein’s Deep Relationship To China

Diane Feinstein’s Deep Relationship To China

Photo David Lee / Flickr

Monday, August 6, 2018

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Trump Metals Tariffs Coverage has Just (Again) Been Exposed as Largely Fake News

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: Trump Metals Tariffs Coverage has Just (Again) Been Exposed as Largely Fake News

Sunday 05 Aug 2018

In case you still think that President Trump’s charges of fake news-peddling by the national news media are fake news themselves, consider this: For the second time in two months, if you decided to hold your breath till you found a Mainstream Media item reporting that the America’s metals-using industries have been major job-creation leaders, not laggards, you’d have died.
Such omissions are especially important because since the Trump administration began imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports (in March), the media has been filled not only with predictions of massive employment and production losses in metals-using manufacturing (because the prices of two noteworthy inputs for these industries was bound to rise), but with accounts of actual economic damage that numerous companies in these sectors have already suffered. (See hereand here for just two examples.)