New Robots

Submitted by ub on Sat, 03/16/2019 - 14:25

Even when robotics technologies were relatively primitive, their potential role in boosting the productivity and competitiveness of the United States was foreseen in the evolving global marketplace.

The AP is a leader in using robot news writing, generating sports and business stories that appear in thousands of publications. A system called Heliograf writes stories for The Washington Post. Swedish local news publisher MittMedia produces a robot-written story on every local house sale — catnip to those who follow real estate.

Immigrants Get The Job Done

Submitted by ub on Sat, 03/16/2019 - 11:02

The United States of America was built on the hard work of all immigrants, some who overstated, others who took an illegal job, or two.

Multicultural diversity is all about the #USA melting pot and #American salad. These are the strengths of our nation, these videos suggest that immigrants travel across Central America and Mexico on their way to the border and that many of them die in the process makes this a symbol that reminds us... We are all immigrants.

Dozens Dead in New Zealand Terrorism

Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/15/2019 - 08:32

50 worshipers dead in shootings at two New Zealand mosques, while the shooter live-streamed the carnage. few suspects in custody. Officials say the terrorist attack was a carefully planned racist massacre targeting foreigners.

POTUS Crushed

Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/14/2019 - 15:59

After hitting a wall https with Congress when twelve Senate Republicans joined with Democrats in support of a measure terminating the president’s national “emergency” declaration to fund a border wall, POTUS immediately promised via Tweet to veto the bill.

Trump is apparently crushed that he has lost GOP control as 12 Senate Republicans vote with Democrats to kill his border emergency. His embarrassing reprimand from members of his own party did not begin when they voted on a resolution disapproving of his declaration of emergency over the border.

Happy Pi Day

Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/14/2019 - 07:04

Today is March 14, which is the fourteenth day of the third month, and since this is 3/14 it is also known as the annual Pi Day.

Each year on March 14, pies of all kind are discounted to celebrate the date – 3/14 – which happens to also represent pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

This celebration of the mathematical constant π, which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. The trillion-digit ratio is rounded to 3.14.

Manafort Smackdown

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:58

PJ Manafort, the political consultant and attorney who joined Donald Trump's presidential campaign team in March 2016 and was promoted to campaign chairman from March to August 2016.

Manafort returned to federal court for a final court appearance, 17 months after the first indictment of Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation brought him in to face a judge and five months after his help to Mueller's investigation fell apart.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the US District Court in Washington, DC, sentenced him to 43 months and now PJ may spend 7.5 years in prison.

No Phones Allowed

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 09:24

As a young cub reporter, I recall covering news inside the courthouse during the Ted Bundy murder trial. Back then, there was a real need for quarters and also the necessity and urgency to stake out a nearby payphone for breaking news, because, despite cells, mobile phones are still not allowed inside the courthouse.

For those who may not know what I'm talking about, a payphone is a coin-operated public telephone, often located in a telephone booth or a privacy hood, with pre-payment by inserting money or by billing a credit or debit card, or a telephone card.

The University of Spoiled Children

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 20:17

The hard truth about a dirty little secret of some relationships between America's rich and famous and how they bought higher ed and bribed US BORED of Education Officials.

It's worth pointing out the real reason admissions fraud worked is that institutions for higher learning are willing to give some students an unfair advantage.

Killing USA Softly

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:00

Defenseless #USA is a serious thing to say but being without a Pentagon Chief and Secretary of Defense is yet another way POTUS has failed to drain the swamp today.

Also, his Muslim ban, reducing regulations, Summits with dictators and thugs, while at the same time alienating our allies have had no real staying power.

He’s Just Not Worth It

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 07:42

“He’s just not worth it” - Is this brilliant messaging? Seriously? Honestly? Does this blow up a GOP campaign in advance of 2020?

Is US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking the GOP, do you insist on defending a pathetic orange hating bully? Then, go ahead and have it your way and make sure you have fun with that.

Pelosi thinks the current President of the United States is unfit for office and that ethically and intellectually she says, "He's just not worth it."