Foreseeing a rapidly approaching age of autonomous artificial intelligence, a European Parliament committee has voted to legally bestow electronic personhood to robots. The status includes a detailed list of rights, responsibilities, regulations, and a “kill switch.”
While politics & porn often go hand in hand, the latest "fake news" allegations from Buzzfeed, which revolved around a supposed urine-soaked revenge at Moscow’s Ritz Carlton Hotel, have sparked a "golden showers" spike among porn sites.
Ranging from the most expensive stock market ever to the dis-similarity in the economic situations facing Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan; and from the excess liquidity driving the price oil to the extraordinarily dangerous growth of credit (debt) relative to GDP, Raoul Pal's Real Vision has expanded its exceptional services into investment research by publishing the "killer charts" that every market participant should comprehend in the first quarter of 2017...
Trump won’t send an official representative to next week's globalization summit in Davos because, as Bloomberg reports citing a senior member of Trump’s transition team: "the president-elect thought it would betray his populist-fueled movement to have a presence at the high-powered annual gathering in the Swiss Alps."
"Deplorables are people too. Their kids make them proud and drive them crazy. They eat kielbasa and even kale. Some laugh at “Seinfeld” and some like opera... Sometimes they have different ideas about how to solve the problems that afflict our society, but that doesn’t make them evil."
The US Navy will deploy a third Nimitz-class supercarrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Strike Group in Asia to add to the fleet of two carriers already patrolling the South China Sea. This new deployment is part of US Navy’s attempt to boost its naval air forces in this part of Asian region.
"In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America." Anarchists from the group Refuse Fascism plan to "take to the streets" on Inauguration Day and "bring D.C. to a halt" after claiming that Donald Trump has "assembled a regime of grave danger."
A problem has emerged as Wall Street scrambles to trade on Trump tweets: while HFT strategies can quickly identify that a stock was referenced in a tweet, isolating if the actual message is bullish, bearish or indifferent presents a major challenge.
"In order to avoid disruption to the sound and steady development of the China-U.S. relations and bilateral cooperation in key areas, we urge relevant parties in the U.S. to fully recognize the high sensitivity of the Taiwan question, approach Taiwan-related issues with prudence."
Is it fake news when on MLK weekend Loretta Lynch issues a scorching 164 page report blasting Chicago police for using force on Blacks 10 times more often then Whites... but nowhere mentioning that Blacks are murdered 15 times more often than Whites, or that Blacks are the murders 20 times more often than Whites, or that Police are 30 times more often to be killed by a Black than by a White? Seems like a shot in the face at Jeff Sessions and a gift to BLM and civil rights leaders, in the final hour.
Given that the role of reporters now appears to be just unquestioningly barfing out whatever anyone throws at them, we thought we would expose (and debunk) the top 10 myths about president-elect Donald Trump...
In his first full interview of the new year, Donald Trump told the WSJ he would be open to lifting sanctions on Russia and wasn’t committed to a longstanding agreement with China over Taiwan, suggesting he would use any available leverage to realign the U.S.’s relationship with its two biggest global strategic rivals.
"It doesn’t make sense to can the general in the middle of an active deployment," rages D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) after Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, who heads the D.C. National Guard and is an integral part of overseeing the inauguration, has been ordered removed from command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president.
After the president-elect's first press conference since the election this week, it appears the mainstream media is in need of a 'safe space'.As The Hill reports, so-called journalists from the Huffington Post, Slate, CNN, and Univision will gather days before Donald Trump’s inauguration to publicly discuss "how the news media can and should proceed to cover" the president-elect.
"[Steele] told me that he had been retained in early June by a private research firm in the United States to look into Trump's activity in Europe and Russia. The American firm was conducting a Trump opposition research project that was first financed by a Republican source until the funding switched to a Democratic one. He was never told the identity of the client."