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  • Are algorithms hacking our thoughts?

    05/26/2018 3:14:35 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 19 replies
    Techcrunch.com ^ | 5-20-2018 | Adriana Stan, Mihai Botarel
    As Facebook shapes our access to information, Twitter dictates public opinion and Tinder influences our dating decisions, the algorithms we’ve developed to help us navigate choice are now actively driving every aspect of our lives. But as we increasingly rely on them for everything from how we seek out news to how we relate to the people around us, have we automated the way we behave? Is human thinking beginning to mimic algorithmic processes? And is the Cambridge Analytica debacle a warning sign of what’s to come — and of happens when algorithms hack into our collective thoughts? It wasn’t...
  • SEAL who shot bin Laden: Don't wish me a happy Memorial Day

    05/26/2018 1:48:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-26-2018 | Robert O'Neill
    Don’t wish me a happy Memorial Day. There is nothing happy about the loss of the brave men and women of our armed forces who died in combat defending America. Memorial Day is not a celebration. Memorial Day is a time for reflection, pause, remembrance and thanksgiving for patriots who gave up their own lives to protect the lives and freedom of us all – including the freedom of generations long gone and generations yet unborn. We owe the fallen a debt so enormous that it can never be repaid. Memorial Day is a time to honor the lives of...
  • Five Ways to Know if You Can Talk to Someone about Climate

    05/26/2018 10:28:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Charlie Martin
    Since we first covered the Climategate Files here at PJ Media in 2009, the controversy has continued, but with some interesting changes. For example, the term "global warming" has pretty universally been replaced with the term "climate change." The language has changed, and the facts have changed. There are lots of new facts, and a whole lot of them dispute the climate dogma. Of course, the more the climate dogma is disputed, the more the climate change cultists resist. On the other hand, we've seen a lot more people coming out as thinking maybe, just maybe, there are some points...
  • WATCH: Trump Shakes Literally Every Naval Academy Graduate’s Hand

    05/26/2018 9:35:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/25/2018 | Benny Johnson
    President Donald Trump gave a speech to the graduates of the Naval Academy Friday morning. Then, the president went a step further, offering to shake the hands of every single graduate — more than 1,000 midshipmen. “I was given an option. I could make this commencement address, which is a great honor for me, and immediately leave and wave goodbye. Or I could stay and shake hands with just the top 100,” Trump said, “Or I could stay for hours and shake hands with 1,100 and something. What should I do? What should I do?” Trump then shouted, “Stay! Ok,...
  • Louis Farrakhan: ‘Mr. Trump is destroying every enemy that was an enemy of our rise’

    05/26/2018 8:57:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/26/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam movement, appears to have changed his opinion of Donald Trump since two years ago, when he warned black Americans: “If Donald Trump becomes president, he will take America into the abyss of hell.” Appearing on Chicago radio station WGCI, on a program titled “The Morning Takeover,” he stated that it may not have been the intent of this administration to help, but that Trump is destroying the enemies of the Nation of Islam. Included in this group are the Department of Justice and the FBI. So far, there has been barely a...
  • A History Lesson for the 'Trump Is Hitler' Crowd

    05/26/2018 8:46:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/26/2018 | Ted Noel
    Leftists love to claim that President Trump is the reincarnation of Hitler and that he's a Nazi, or maybe a fascist. They never supply any facts to substantiate their claims. They seem to be immune to logic. Yesterday, I visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, where a million and a half Jews were murdered in a most vile demonstration of human depravity. A new picture was driven home to me in a most forceful manner. The master race theory that allowed the Germans to believe that their actions were acceptable was developed by American Democrat political philosophers. Hitler's Nazis were happy...
  • CNN, NBC Mostly Ignore Armed Citizens Who Stop Mass Shooter(More on OKC)

    05/26/2018 8:31:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/25/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    After news broke that, on Thursday, a gunman trying to perpetrate a mass shooting in Oklahoma City was stopped by two armed citizens who used their own guns against him, FNC has given the story a substantial amount of attention while ABC and CBS have also run full stories on the event. But CNN barely touched the story, burying it between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m Eastern in a couple of 25-second briefs Friday morning, while NBC and MSNBC have ignored it entirely. Fox News Channel first began running briefs on Thursday night during Fox News at Night with Shannon...
  • 'Miss Israel' and 'Wonder Woman' Gal Gadot to Produce Movie Glorifying Historic Fidel Castro(T)

    05/26/2018 8:18:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/26/2018 | Humberto Fontavo
    “The Fuhrer’s swastika is today Israel’s banner!”(Fidel Castro, June 2010.) “Gal Gadot is on board to produce and possibly star in a movie based on Peter Kornbluh’s Politico article “‘My Dearest Fidel’: An ABC Journalist’s Secret Liaison With Fidel Castro.”… “When I first read Peter’s (Kornbluh’s) article, I was entranced by his thrilling account of a complicated, fascinating woman (Castro and Che Guevara groupie Lisa Howard) in the midst of a high-stakes, real-life drama,” Gadot said. “I knew immediately that I had to be involved creatively with telling (Castro and Che groupie) Lisa Howard’s story, and am thrilled to be...
  • Jordan Peterson And The Left-Wing Smear Machine

    05/25/2018 11:49:25 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 5-25-18 | John Sexton
    Author Carol Horton identifies herself as someone who leans left on political and cultural issues. Yesterday, in a piece for Quillette, she describes looking into Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson and finding him “a refreshing departure from the standard discourse.” That put her at odds with friends who warned her that Peterson was “hate-filled right-wing propaganda.” But while Horton was willing to make up her own mind about Peterson, she found doing so left her feeling isolated and uncomfortable. Horton says the social pressure was so intense that she felt scared to speak up with her opinion. She believes that pressure...
  • 'Show Dogs' Pulled from Theaters over Inappropriate Dog Genital Groping Scenes

    05/25/2018 8:40:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/25/2018 | Megan Fox
    The hotly contested kid's movie Show Dogs, which was under fire for depicting a dog being forced to allow a judge to fondle his genitals in the same creepy way child molesters abuse kids, has folded. In a statement, the moviemakers said they are pulling the film and recutting it to eliminate the upsetting scenes:
  • Is 100 Percent Renewable Energy Possible?

    05/25/2018 6:47:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/25/2018 | Norman Rogers
    The people who are best described as members of a renewable energy cult are lately promoting the idea that we should run the country on 100% renewable energy, whatever that is. I say "whatever that is" because different branches of the cult have different definitions of renewable energy. It seems to be a matter of fashion and prejudice. One definition of renewable energy is that it is naturally replenished on a human timescale. Solar energy and wind energy fit in nicely with that definition. Most fans of renewable energy explicitly reject renewable hydroelectricity if it involves damming a river. Most...
  • Pistol-toting bystander shoots and kills gunman who opened fire(OKC/405)

    05/25/2018 6:27:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/24/2018 | Hannah Moore
    An armed passerby has shot dead a gunman who opened fire on a packed Oklahoma restaurant in a terrifying shooting which left a woman and two children injured. The shooter, a white male who was wearing eye glasses and ear protection at the time, was confronted by a person standing outside the restaurant as he tried to flee, and shot dead. He was the only person killed in the shooting, which left four in hospital, and Police Captain Bo Matthews told reporters the armed civilian was 'a blessing'.
  • Trump: No wall, no deal on immigration bill

    05/25/2018 6:06:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Unk
    President Donald J. Trump vowed not to sign a bill on illegal immigration unless it included funding for a wall and strong border security. “Unless it includes a wall, and I mean a wall, a real wall, and unless it includes very strong border security, there will be no approvals from me,” Trump said in an interview with Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade aired Thursday morning.
  • Gorka to Trump: Cancel Obama admin's security clearances

    05/25/2018 6:02:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Greg Corombos
    Former Trump administration official Dr. Sebastian Gorka is urging the president to take decisive action against Obama administration officials involved in conducting surveillance on the Trump campaign and to release as much information on those efforts as possible. Gorka, also the author of the forthcoming book “Why We Fight: Recovering America’s Will to Win,” is also applauding President Trump’s decision to cancel the summit with North Korea and believes this shows exactly what kind of a leader Trump is. Recent, widespread reports indicate that the FBI enlisted an informant to make contact with Trump campaign officials in an effort to...
  • How To Prove The NRA Is Wrong: Just Make Stuff Up… ANTI-GUN VIDEO

    05/24/2018 12:53:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Chris Knox and Jeff Knox
    Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, turned ubiquitous talking head on left-leaning cable news and radio, recently published five talking points that he claims shoot holes in the NRA's (here meaning all gun-rights supporters') arguments. The points are not at all unique to Mr. Reich, so we thought it would be worthwhile to take a closer look.
  • The Twilight Zone Plus One Makes Reality

    05/24/2018 12:31:12 PM PDT · by rktman
    ileanajohnson.com ^ | 5/21/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    “The universe is made of protons, neutrons, electrons, and morons.” – Anonymous While the left is busy demonizing President Trump for his remarks about the MS-13 gangs who enter our country illegally through the porous southern border, Congressional members, working against the safety interests of the American people and cheered by the leftist media and half of the voting population, are doing their best to stall, defund, and vilify any effort by our president to build a border wall and to deport the illegal criminal elements who are already in this country and have committed atrocious crimes. As Diane Feinstein...
  • Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre:

    05/24/2018 11:18:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    reuters.com/ ^ | 5/23/2018 | Daniel Trotta
    The Parkland, Florida, school massacre has had little lasting impact on U.S. views on gun control, three months after the shooting deaths of 17 people propelled a national movement by some student survivors, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday. While U.S. public support for more gun control measures has grown slowly but steadily over the years, it typically spikes immediately after the mass shootings that have become part of the U.S. landscape, then falls back to pre-massacre levels within a few months.
  • Op-Ed Thinks Founding Fathers Would Support Gun Control Because Of Dead Kids

    05/24/2018 11:06:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Tom Knighton
    The Constitution of the United States of America is the most important document in the country. It lays the groundwork for our entire system of government, protects our natural rights as human beings, and sets limits on what the government can do. When you look at the history immediately proceeding its adoption, everything makes perfect sense. After all, they’d just fought a war to get away from what they saw as a tyrannical government that wasn’t accountable to the people. They damn sure didn’t want to replicate those mistakes in their new country. Yet now, a couple of centuries later,...
  • Grassley Tells Rosenstein to 'Provide Unredacted Copies' of All Strzok-Page Texts

    05/24/2018 11:00:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Susan Jones
    Redactions, the blacked-out portions that appear in many government documents, are making it difficult for Congress to do its oversight work, says Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). In a letter [1] to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday, Grassley wrote: "Please provide unredacted copies of all text messages" between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page "to the Committee no later than June 6, 2018." Grassley said some of the redactions "may contain relevant information relating to the Committee's ongoing investigation into the manner in which the Department of Justice and FBI handled the Clinton and Russia...
  • Reaction: Jordan B Peterson Vs. Michael Eric Dyson MUNK Debate

    05/24/2018 10:22:04 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 18 May 2018 | Chidi Dillibe
    What's goin' all ya'll. Chidi Dillibe back with another video. Just want to have a little brief talk about... kind of a summation of this whole "Monk" debate that took place a couple days ago between... mainly between Michael Eric Dyson and Jordan B. Peterson. There were two others involved, Michelle Goldberg and Steven Fry, but I'm not really going to get into the comments which they said, I think the crux of it really falls between the two individuals, Michael Eric Dyson and Jordan Peterson... 0:34 the whole debate was really kind of centered around political correctness and I...