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  • Masters of the Universe: Leaked Video Shows Google’s Vision of ‘Total Data Collection’

    05/17/2018 10:54:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2018 | Charlie Nash
    A leaked internal video from Google portrays the company’s vision of “total data collection.” The 2016 video made by Google X’s Head of Design Nick Foster was obtained by the Verge, and discusses how users could choose a “life goal,” which Google then attempts to steer them towards through personalization. “It imagines a future of total data collection, where Google helps nudge users into alignment with their goals, custom-prints personalized devices to collect more data, and even guides the behavior of entire populations to solve global problems like poverty and disease,” declared the Verge, who reported that “the middle section...
  • New Data Show California Kids’ Math Achievement Took A Nosedive After Common Core

    05/16/2018 5:44:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    The Federalist ^ | MAY 16, 2018 | Joy Pullmann
    By 2014, California was the top state in eighth-grade algebra enrollment. Common Core erased all those gains almost immediately ... Before Common Core came along, California parents, faculty, and officials spent years developing some of the best-ranked K-12 math requirements in the nation. One result of their careful work was more than tripling the number of eighth graders who ranked proficient in math, and quadrupling the number of eighth graders taking algebra. By 2014, California was the top state in the nation in eighth-grade algebra enrollment. That was the year Common Core went into place. It erased all those gains...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The NRA Is 'Just Shy Of A Terrorist Organization'

    05/16/2018 3:32:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    MSN ^ | May 15, 2016 | Nick Wing
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) had stern words for the National Rifle Association on Tuesday, responding to the gun group's new president attacking student survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, for allegedly engaging in "civil terrorism." “The NRA is kind of just shy of a terrorist organization,” Schultz told HuffPost. "They have done everything they can to perpetuate the culture of violence that we have in our country with the spread of assault weapons across the nation."
  • Cortana gets the power of sight in Microsoft's future vision of conference rooms

    05/07/2018 4:08:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    P C World ^ | 05/07/2018 | Mark Hachman
    A mysterious, cone-shaped device, shown in a demo Monday at Microsoft's Build event in Seattle, hinted at a big leap in capability for the company's digital assistant: the ability to see and identify people. In the ruthless war among Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Google's Assistant, this is a feature we haven't yet seen from the competition. What we don't know is what this prototype is, and whether it will ever come out. Microsoft’s official, overshadowed demonstration showed us the conference room of the future. Microsoft incorporated Cortana, the Surface Hub, and Skype’s translation and transcription features, together with PowerBI...
  • Students take the lead, but politicians will be out in force at March for Our Lives (anti-gun march)

    03/23/2018 4:00:24 PM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2018 | Jenna Portnoy
    The high-school-student-organized March for Our Lives this weekend has put politicians in an unusual spot: the back seat. Although students are the driving force behind the D.C. march and sister marches around the country, elected officials and candidates from the District, Maryland and Virginia are finding ways to participate — chartering bus loads of constituents, speaking at pre-march rallies and simply planing to be in the crowd. D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) is leading a contingent of D.C. students, joined by most members of the D.C. Council and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D). They will meet at Folger Park...
  • A series of Shiny Objects held by The Left (VANITY Regarding Daily Scandals)

    03/20/2018 5:14:25 AM PDT · by rlmorel · 22 replies
    Vanity | 3/20/2018 | rlmorel
    I walked by the television this morning and saw Trump's picture and the block letters "FACEBOOK SCANDAL" in red on a blue background. The sound was turned down, but the earnest-appearing, attractive young woman in a tight black form fitting dress was clearly portraying the appropriate gravity for this "situation". It was the same thing I saw last night before going to bed, an older, serious looking man with a similar backdrop and identical grave look on his face. Again, the sound was turned down, but it is clear there is a real problem in American society right now. And...
  • ATF special agent talks to Victor students about 2nd Amendment

    03/06/2018 4:48:27 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 58 replies
    Canandaigua NY Messenger Post ^ | 03/06/18 | Denise Champagne
    VICTOR — Sean Martineck...(spoke to) the government class of Victor Senior High School teacher Mike Myers ... on ... the ...serious topic of gun violence, the Second Amendment and getting illegal guns off the streets — something that takes up a great deal of his time as a special agent for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, assigned to the Violent Crime Task Force in the Rochester satellite office. Martineck read (the Second Amendment), noting it was passed in 1791. “What did our Founding Fathers mean by that?” he asked. “Do you think our Founding Fathers envisioned...
  • Holder: Mueller Is Just Trying to Make His Case Against Trump Juicier

    03/04/2018 8:26:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Eric Holder, former attorney general for President Obama, predicts that special counsel Robert Mueller already has an obstruction of justice case against President Trump and that he is stalling so he can make it as juicy as he can and bring it before a grand jury."Well I think that you technically have an obstruction of justice case that already exists," Holder said on "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday. "I've known Bob Mueller for 20, 30 years. My guess is, he's just trying to make the case as good as he possibly can."The Mueller investigation has produced several indictments so...
  • Ex-CIA Chief: Trump ‘Unstable, Inept, Inexperienced, And Also Unethical’

    03/02/2018 8:52:35 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/02/18 | ohn Bowden
    Former CIA chief John Brennan on Friday predicted "rough waters ahead," particularly on international issues, because President Trump is "unstable, inept, inexperienced, and also unethical." In an interview with MSNBC's "Deadline: White House," Brennan told host Nicole Wallace that the president was "ill prepared" to take on the duties of commander-in-chief, particularly growing military aggression from Russia and North Korea. "It is no secret to anybody that Donald Trump was very ill prepared and unexperienced in terms of dealing with matters that a head of state needs to deal with, head of government, and I think this is now coming...
  • 314 Action Wants to Elect Scientists, But Only if They're Democrats

    02/28/2018 7:33:52 AM PST · by Heartlander · 18 replies
    ACSH ^ | February 22, 2018 | Alex Berezow
    314 Action Wants to Elect Scientists, But Only if They're Democrats The U.S. Congress is made up mostly of professional politicians and lawyers. This comes as a surprise to precisely no one, but the sheer numbers are rather striking.According to the Congressional Research Service (PDF, Table 2), the 115th Congress consists of 168 Representatives (out of 435) who are lawyers, and the Senate has 50 lawyers (out of 100). Combined, lawyers make up nearly 41% of Congress.How many lawyers are in the U.S.? One law firm (with a nifty interactive map!) estimates roughly 1.3 million. Given that the U.S. population...
  • No, There Haven't Been 18 School Shootings This Year — Not Even Close

    02/15/2018 11:43:56 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/15/2018 | Staff
    The latest mass shooting, which claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, was a horrible tragedy. But that's no excuse for the flurry of stories parroting a gun control advocacy group's false claims about school shootings. In the immediate wake of the shooting, headlines starting appearing at major news sites: "There have already been 18 school shootings in the US this year" — ABC News "18 school shootings in 45 days — Florida massacre is one of many tragedies in 2018"—CNBC "18 school shootings in US in 2018"— AFP "U.S. averages a school shooting every 2.5...
  • Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook’s Vampiric VPN Service

    02/15/2018 5:36:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Dell Cameron
    Facebook is not a privacy company; it’s Big Brother on PCP. It does not want to anonymize and protect you; it wants to drain you of your privacy, sucking up every bit of personal data. You should resist the urge to let it, at every turn. There’s a new menu item in the Facebook app, first reported by TechCrunch on Monday, labeled “Protect.” Clicking it will send you to the App Store and prompt you to download a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service called Onavo. (“Protect” shows up in the iOS app. Gizmodo looked for it on an Android device...
  • The Washington Post Changes SOTU Headline Over ‘Liberal’ Backlash

    02/01/2018 6:04:24 AM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Jeff Bezos’ blog, also known as the Washington Post, one of America’s most important newspapers which back in in the day was a bastion of investigative journalism, rewrote its State Of The Union headline following a massive backlash on social media from progressives/liberals or whatever you want to call the far left/social justice mob. The initial headline was tweeted by WaPo approximately one hour before the POTUS delivered his SOTU speech. The front-page headline reads: “|A call for bipartisanship”: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/958554913486884864
  • Fury as gallery removes Victorian Pre-Raphaelite masterpiece of pubescent naked nymphs [tr]

    02/01/2018 5:32:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2018 | Amie Gordon
    A leading art gallery is facing a furious backlash after taking down a Pre-Raphaelite masterpiece in a bid to 'provoke debate'. Manchester Art Gallery has temporarily removed John William Waterhouse's Hylas and the Nymphs in an attempt to rethink historical artwork that 'presents the female body as either a 'passive decorative form' or a 'femme fatale'.'
  • Fusion GPS admits DOJ official's wife Nellie Ohr hired to probe Trump

    12/13/2017 5:30:00 PM PST · by Enchante · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 13, 2017 | Jake Gibson
    A co-founder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS acknowledged in a new court document that his company hired the wife of a senior Justice Department official to help investigate then-candidate Donald Trump last year. The confirmation from Glenn Simpson came in a signed declaration filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and provided a fuller picture of the nature of Nellie Ohr’s work – after Fox News first reported on her connection to Fusion GPS. Her husband, Bruce Ohr, was demoted at the DOJ last week for concealing his meetings with the same company, which commissioned the anti-Trump...
  • Red Cross Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes To Be More Secular

    12/05/2017 5:30:20 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-5-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Volunteers have criticised the Red Cross charity after receiving a communication telling them to remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches as the organisation looks to become more secular. The Belgian branches of the international aid organisation received an email from the Provincial Committee of the Red Cross in Liège to remove all crucifixes. André Rouffart, president of the Red Cross in Verviers, said: “We were asked to respect the principles of the Red Cross”, and not to distinguish between race or religious belief 7sur7 reports. Mr. Rouffart said there had been pushback from volunteers and other members on...
  • Let's Take a Look at Some Anti-Trump Fake News - When liberals laugh first and ask questions later

    12/05/2017 5:20:19 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 7 replies
    Vice ^ | Dec 2 2017, 10:45am | Mike Pearl
    Welcome back to Can't Handle the Truth, our Saturday column looking at the past seven days of fake news and hoaxes that have spread thanks to the internet. The situation is dark for Democrats right now. Early Saturday morning, the Senate passed a rushed-through tax bill that disproportionately benefits the wealthy and corporations, the first major legislative achievement for Donald Trump and the Republicans. This bill will have to be reconciled with a House version of tax reform before it becomes law, but thanks to GOP majorities in both chambers of Congress, Democrats are utterly powerless in these negotiations. What's...
  • [flashback 2016] Harry Reid Says He ‘Did What Was Necessary’ By Lying About Mitt Romney’s Tax Return

    11/12/2017 6:31:50 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/21/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he “did what was necessary” in 2012 when he falsely accused Mitt Romney of not having paid his taxes for 10 years. Reid was asked about those comments, which he made during a speech on the Senate floor, in response to call during a live interview on Las Vegas’ KNPR. The caller asked Reid if he thought that “the brazen lie he told about Mitt Romney not pay his taxes has in anyway contributed to the fake news debate that we now find ourselves in.” {..snip..}
  • WashPost Imagines ‘What If Hillary Had Won’ With TWO ‘Alternate Timelines’

    11/09/2017 4:47:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 9, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    Talk about not letting go. While some liberals are gathering to “scream helplessly at the sky” for the one year anniversary of the 2016 presidential election, the journalists at the Washington Post are busy writing the equivalent of fan fiction, an “alternate timeline” imagining "what if Hillary had won." Amazingly, the Post published TWO "alternate histories" in 24 hours. Writers Ben Terris, Dan Zak, Monica Hesse and Amy Argetsinger (it took four people to write this?) on Thursday began by rewriting, “What if Election Day 2016 had gone a little differently? What if a freak snowstorm across the Rust Belt...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters: 'Impeachment Is About Whatever the Congress Says It Is'

    09/21/2017 9:12:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    CNS ^ | September 21, 2017 | 11:05 AM EDT | STAFF
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who previously has called for the impeachment of Donald Trump, on Thursday told a Congressional Black Caucus Town Hall on Civil Rights that she expects other members of the black community to back her up: “Don't come here and tell me, ‘Maxine, you keep on doing what you do.’ But when you gonna give me some support?” she asked. “How many of you in your organizations have said, 'Impeach 45' ?” Waters urged the crowd not to get hung up on what law to invoke in the impeachment process: Impeachment is about whatever the...