May 7, 2016

EPA Head Says Obama May Want To Create New Carbon Tax, But Her Regs Do Just Fine

'There are many ways you can place a price on carbon, I think regulation is one of them'

Via: The Daily Caller

The next AI is no AI

invisible-ai Artificial Intelligence is starting to turn invisible from the outside in — and vice versa. The exact effects and workings of AI technologies are becoming more challenging to perceive and comprehend for humans. Even the experts themselves don't always fully understand how an AI system operates. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Kim Jong Un says Pyongyang won't use nukes first

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said during a critical ruling party congress that his country will not use its nuclear weapons first unless its sovereignty is invaded, state media reported Sunday.

Kim also said he is ready to improve ties with "hostile" nations in ...

Source: stories: Politics

Bots, Messenger and the future of customer service

robot-customer-service In the 1970s, CFOs sat with CEOs and devised ways for upset consumers to not be able to get compensation easily. They put up automated phone systems and arcane and inflexible policies and rejoiced at how little the company had to "give up" to complaining customers. And this system worked… until social media gave every average "Joe" the same power as society's… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Five Propositions About Trump

(Steven Hayward) We're going to be marveling, cringing, sometimes cheering, sometimes defending, but above all reflecting on Trump nonstop between now and November, and I'll probably change my mind about him or aspects of him more than once along the way. So somewhat above the spirit of my previous post on "Five Ways to Think About Our Trumpian Moment" (which some of you took waaaayy too seriously), here are five propositions that

Source: Power Line

Democratic Infighting Kills Plan To Pay DC Criminals Not To Commit Crimes

'She clearly sees things differently than the 13 members of the council'

Via: The Daily Caller

Trump, 'Blindsided' by Ryan, Questions Need for Unified Party

Donald Trump had always described his run for president to be unique. Going it alone without support from senior leaders of the Republican Party may just be another thing that sets him apart.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Trump campaigns in Washington as part of Northwest trip

LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) - Donald Trump is spending a second day in the Northwest, telling supporters he will win Washington state in November and decrying manufacturing job losses.

His supporters outnumbered the dozens of protesters gathered outside the Spokane Convention Center, the first of two Trump events Saturday in Washington.


Source: stories: Politics

How to keep your investors invested

moneytacks You did it. You secured your funding. Good for you. You tirelessly developed, pitched, sold, maybe even danced a little. Not a song and dance, but a display of passion, commitment and promise. You successfully instilled the confidence investors need to see before signing on the dotted line. Now that you've earned this faith and raised that critical cash, it's time to consider the… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Donald Trump 'blindsided' by Paul Ryan's refusal to endorse

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump said he was "blindsided" by House Speaker Paul D. Ryan's decision to withhold his endorsement for now, saying they'd had a nice conversation just a few weeks ago, and the about-face was surprising.

In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," airing Sunday, Mr. ...

Source: stories: Politics

Donald Trump Gets Huge Endorsement [VIDEO]

Will it swing the election?

Via: The Daily Caller

WATCH LIVE: Trump Rally In Lynden, Washington [LIVE STREAM]

Rally scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. EST, 3:00 p.m. PST

Via: The Daily Caller

Meet the robot that pretends to listen

TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 20: Communication robot  We've all done it. Cornered at a party by some bore talking about his unimaginative app that will "change the world." All seemingly convincing excuses to leave have already been used by the rest of the group. The last refuge of the rude scoundrel — the smartphone — is in your jacket pocket in the cloakroom all the way across the room. So you just have to suck it… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Burr, Tillis urge unity within fractured North Carolina GOP

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Top North Carolina elected leaders urged fellow Republicans gathering Saturday at their state convention to unify following a contentious presidential primary and the recent removal of the state party's chairman.

Addressing well over 1,000 GOP activists gathering in Greensboro, U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis ...

Source: stories: Politics

Coulter On #NeverTrump: 'I Wasn't As Much Of A Little B*tch As George Will Is Being' When McCain Ran [VIDEO]

Coulter tells #NeverTrump where they can go

Via: The Daily Caller

Wyoming seeks dismissal of revised data trespass lawsuit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state of Wyoming is asking a federal judge to dismiss a revised lawsuit from a coalition of environmental groups who say the state Legislature didn't go far enough this year in amending laws that would make trespassing to collect data a crime.

A coalition of ...

Source: stories: Politics

Sanders Nets 31 Delegates in Washington, Still Has Hard Road

Washington (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has cut into Hillary Clinton's delegate lead by 31, based on new data from Washington state, but his chances of winning the nomination haven't gotten much better.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

The runt of Rhodes

(Scott Johnson) Obamacare was built on an edifice of calculated lies. Some of us could see the propositions on which President Obama sold Obamacare as falsehoods at the time of the selling. Others have learned from bitter experience after the buying. President Obama and his team hold a low opinion of the intelligence of the American people. See, for example, the case of Jonathan Gruber. Having elected him president twice, we have

Source: Power Line

Sheldon Adelson: Donald Trump 'will be good for Israel'

Casino magnate and top GOP donor Sheldon Adelson said he would support Donald Trump now that he has become the party's presumptive nominee.

"Yes, I'm a Republican, he's a Republican," Mr. Adelson told The New York Times. "He's our nominee. Whoever the nominee would turn out to be, ...

Source: stories: Politics

Sanders: Dem Party Should Fund Equivalent Of Fox [VIDEO]

'Real discussions'

Via: The Daily Caller

FwdForce faces an uphill battle in trying to make crowdfunding more accountable

drone_pres_5k One of the big challenges with crowdfunding is that once the campaign ends, most crowdfunding platforms wash their hands of the process from there on. FwdForce does things differently. It lets anybody submit a pitch for a product they want, and establishes checks and balances to the prototyping and production process. The company says its model will make things more accountable for the backers. Read More

Source: TechCrunch

For Real! It's NAKED Gardening Day

Naked GardeningTime to trim the bushes

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Rosen: Obama Administration 'Unquestionably' Engaged in Deception to Sell Iran Nuclear Deal

The post Rosen: Obama Administration 'Unquestionably' Engaged in Deception to Sell Iran Nuclear Deal appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Spy agencies are pushed to reveal extent of US surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even though the bulk collection of Americans' telephone records has ended, calls and emails are still being swept up by U.S. surveillance work targeting foreigners. Congress is making a renewed push to find out how many.

Six Republicans and eight Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have ...

Source: stories: Politics

Experts Savage FDA's Most Recent Claim That Killing 99% Of An Industry Spurs 'Innovation'

The Food and Drug Administration's claim that it's almost 500-page rule book, which could wipe out 99 percent of e-cigarette products, will increase innovation in the sector is being mocked by experts as "ridiculous." The centerpiece of the FDA regulations is the requirement for all vapor products released prior to Feb. 17, 2007, (predicate date) go through the […]

Via: The Daily Caller

'Captain America: Civil War' mostly ignores the real world, and it's all the better for it

civil war I'll be honest: I was kind of nervous about this one. In the run-up to this weekend's release of Captain America: Civil War, I'd seen some fond recollections of the decade-old comic book (written by Mark Millar and pencilled by Steve McNiven) that the movie is based on, but here's the objective truth: Civil War is a bad comic, with strained references to post-9/11… Read More

Source: TechCrunch

Mizzou Pays The Price For Supporting #BlackLivesMatter

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA#BLM Incidents Crush Enrollment At Mizzou

The post Mizzou Pays The Price For Supporting #BlackLivesMatter appeared first on DailySurge.

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How Alaska's population might change by 2045

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska's population will continue to climb over the next 30 years, inching closer to the 1 million mark, a new report says.

The state's population is projected to increase by 162,200 from 2015 numbers to 899,825 people in 2045, according to a report released last week ...

Source: stories: Politics

Here's The Laundry List Researchers Follow To Get Their Hands On Aborted Baby Parts

'Tape the cardboard box shut. Adhere the FedEx shipping label to the top of the cardboard box.'

Via: The Daily Caller

VR is terrible for traditional storytelling

jazz_singer "But among them was this poor Earthling, and his head was encased in a steel sphere which he could never take off. There was only one eyehole through which he could look, and welded to that eyehole were six feet of pipe… He was also strapped to a steel lattice which was bolted to a flatcar on rails, and there was no way he could turn his head." — Kurt Vonnegut… Read More

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