Sophia A.I. and Robotic End Times
In 1970 a science fiction movie was produced known as "Colossus The Forbin project". It dealt with a subject very much on the minds of the public in…Continue
In typical Trump fashion, he wants to place a tariff on imported steel, the primary target for said tariff being China.
The problem with this is, we don't import steel from China.
Imported steel comes from our closest allies in the West....
It's not just the price of automobiles that would be effected...
The prices of refrigerators, stoves, ,washers & dryers, and on and on will be impacted, making these household appliances more expensive, and…
The year was 210 BCE, give or take a few years. The Romans were fighting with Hannibal. Judea was a Greek colony, peacefully so as the Jews liked Alexander, who had conquered them about a century earlier. It would be about forty more years before a king from the Syrian branch of the Greek empire tried to outlaw traditional Judaism, suffered a revolt, and Judea won its independence in a guerilla war, some of which is celebrated on Chanukah. It would be roughly another century and a half…Continue
Trade Wars Looming as Trump Bolsters Threats: After world leaders threatened to retaliate over President Trump’s new import tariffs, President Trump heightened the tension by threatening to slam European automotive makers with steep tariffs as his global trade war is snowballing. Gee, seems as if President Trump’s succeeded in getting all our allies to hate each other - what more could Putin ask for? Come to think of it, this is probably…Continue
To paraphrase Orange Julius Caesar, "if you don't have iron ore and bauxite, you don't have steel or aluminum". And, one might add, to turn bauxite into aluminum eats prodigious amounts of electricity.
CSIRO calculate that the embodied energy (all the energy used to make the material) for aluminium is 211 GJ per tonne, compared to 22.7 GJ per tonne for steel.
Not for nothing, our economy…Continue
The West Virginia teachers remain on strike. About time that someone in the Empty States takes a stand. From the beginning of these endeavors, it's been asserted that there's a reason they have been "left behind", and it hasn't been a conspiracy among the elite Eastern intellectuals and nattering nabobs of negativism. It has been the Right Wingnuts elected by the residents of the Empty States who treat said residents as indentured servants. And those folks accept the situation…Continue
Movie Tag Line
"You knew damn well what I was when…Continue
There is nothing exactly novel about this story. It’s about individual personalities and how those personalities, which we appear to be born with, influence our lives and the lives of others.
At one time I belonged to an art coop. In order to understand each other better someone suggested that we all take a personality test so that we might avoid conflicts. I got put in charge of finding one, administering the test and then sharing the results.
It’s tempting to…Continue
Are Russians evil?
Are Russia/SU immigrants/" 'persecuted' jewry" to the religious(?) state of Israel still considered to be "Russians" ?
, like Israel-u.s. dual citizens are considered to be Americans …Continue
"There's a battle outside and it's ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
For the times, they are a changin'"
-- Bob Dylan, 1964
"We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. . . .
So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West,
and with the right kind of eyes…
We have already seen the evidence of high tech surveillance and what kinds of gadgets and devices that have been developed over recent years. From smart street lamps on city streets to robotic insects that can spy and transmit real time information to whoever is conducting the surveillance. There is a darker…Continue
Putin Claims Missiles Which Can Overcome NATO Defense Systems: Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia is developing a series of nuclear weapon systems, including a new supersonic cruise missile which is capable of overcoming NATO defense systems. Perhaps, but what they don’t tell you is Putin’s nuclear button isn’t nearly as big or half as shiny as Trump’s.…Continue
I heard on the news today he had rescinded his request because of all the heat directed at him. He seems to think his ass is more valuable than I…Continue
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And the wolf will actually reside for a while with the male lamb, and with the kid the leopard itself will lied down, and the calf and the mane young lion and the well-fed animal all together; and a mere little child will be leader over…Continue
Fuck a whole bunch of that sanctimonious, holier-than-though shit.
The least I can do is offer a couple of alternatives:
Atheism is my preferred alternative because there is no need for "faith" in "believe what old, biased, self-serving men in pointy hats or skull caps tell you!" required.…Continue
If the Easter Bunny could drive
And my dogs could sing
Then all choices would be ripe
With marshmallow zing.…