"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday Comics

3 Hell Moments | Robot Chicken

Saying "Tranny" Causes Police To Shut Down Radio Show

A Liberal Snowflake Meltdown

A university called the police on a student who used the word “tranny” on radio, kicking him and his co-host out of the studio, according to a Friday video.
The unnamed manager of the student radio station at University of Minnesota-Morris told the student co-hosts to leave the station, asserting that they had violated Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policy, but the university has since changed its stated reasoning behind the students’ suspension, reported The College Fix.
“You know, you can definitely, you see one tranny that’s trying to punch someone,” Brandon Albrecht, a UMM student, said on-air. “You know it’s automatically that one guy that you know I’m talking about. I bet you know. I’m not going to dox anybody and name them on air. But you two know if I say the tyranny who looks like he’s going to punch someone. Yep.”
Albrecht used the term while discussing the lack of Antifa violence at his school with co-host Taylor Lehmann on their radio program “Deplorable Radio.”
Albrecht asserted that the station manager came approximately 15 minutes later with a police officer to kick them off air, while speaking with The College Fix.
“Hey guys, I’m just going to have you leave,” said the station manager. “You said a couple words that break FCC violations and so for today I am going to have you stop your show….Specifically tranny. That is a hate slur, it is not allowed on radio. I need you to leave.”
When asked if she had to call the police, the station manager said “it’s a violation, you are breaking the law. I just need to enter a report.”
One week later, Albrecht said that he and co-host Lehmann “were permanently suspended from the radio by executive decision.” Albrecht told The College Fix that the board told the co-hosts that they had, in fact, not broken FCC rules by saying “tyranny,” but said they had received complaints that the two students were intoxicated while broadcasting during an earlier show. Albrecht denied this allegation.
“The officials are wrong,” said Bob Corn-Revere, a media and First Amendment lawyer, to The College Fix. “Neither [saying ‘tranny’ nor drunk broadcasting] is a violation of FCC rules.”
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Hispanic Caucus Rejects Application From Hispanic GOP Congressman

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R - Florida)

Truth in Advertising
An honest name would be the 
Congressional Democrat Hispanic caucus

(Bizpacreview)  -  Rep. Carlos Curbelo had his membership request to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus denied in a move he said was “pre-cooked.”

The all-Democratic caucus has been embroiled in a dispute with the Republican Florida lawmaker, questioning his political motivations, as they voted to deny his membership bid Thursday, according to Politico.

“I think it was pre-cooked,” Curbelo said in an interview. “I will stand up to bigotry and discrimination no matter whether it comes from the right, the left, the middle.”

Democrats accusing Curbelo of political maneuvering, meanwhile, have their eyes set on the congressman’s Latino-heavy district in Miami for 2018. Curbelo’s stand on Republican legislation was apparently a factor in the decision by the caucus Democrats.

Curbelo would not back the DREAM Act, their bill to grant legal status to the young undocumented immigrants who may face deportation next year, and opted not to cosponsor the bill though he said he would vote for it if it made it to the House floor.

“I will not allow their bigotry and discrimination and penchant for segregation to hurt the young people they claim they want to help and I certainly want to help,” Curbelo said.

But Curbelo has not earned the ire of the caucus Democrats for his stand on the DREAM Act alone, but also for  supporting Republicans’ attempts to repeal Obamacare and the GOP tax bill.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saturday Sultress - Jayne Mansfield

A Blast From The Past

Jayne Mansfield (born April 19, 1933 – June 29, 1967) was an American film, theater, and television actress. She was also a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates. She was a major Hollywood sex symbol during the 1950s and early 1960s, and one of 20th Century Fox's main sex symbol actresses. She was also known for her well-publicized personal life and publicity stunts, such as wardrobe malfunctions.
Although Mansfield's film career was short-lived, she had several box-office successes and won a Theatre World Award and a Golden Globe. She enjoyed success in the role of fictional actress Rita Marlowe, both in the 1955–1956 Broadway version and the 1957 Hollywood film version of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? 
Her other major movie performances were in The Girl Can't Help It (1956), The Wayward Bus (1957), and Too Hot to Handle (1960). In the sexploitation film Promises! Promises! (1963), she became the first major American actress to have a nude starring role in a Hollywood motion picture.
In 1967, Mansfield was in Biloxi, Mississippi, for an engagement. After two appearances the evening of June 28, Mansfield, Sam Brody, their driver Ronnie Harrison, and three of her children— Miklós, Zoltán and Mariska—left Biloxi after midnight in a 1966 Buick Electra 225. Their destination was New Orleans, where Mansfield was to appear on WDSU's Midday Show the next day. 
At about 2:25 a.m., on U.S. Highway 90 west of the Rigolets Bridge, the Buick crashed at high speed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that had slowed behind a truck. The three adults in the front seat died instantly. The children, asleep in the rear seat, survived with minor injuries.
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Killer-Robots "Easier To Achieve Than Self-Driving Cars"

Because we can

  • For the longest time I have said the extinction of the human race is a neck and neck race between Terminators, Nukes and a 12 Monkeys germ warfare.

(Zero Hedge)  -  A group of the world’s leading AI researchers and humanitarian organizations are warning about lethal autonomous weapons systems, or killer robots, that select and kill targets without human control.
The group alleges killer robots now exist and the bulk of these technological developments are military funded in UK, China, Israel, Russia, and the United States. Although, fully autonomous weapons systems have not yet been deployed on the battlefield, the action by the group to ban lethal autonomous weapons is a preemptive ban before the technology falls into the wrong hands. The group calls on the citizens of the world to contact their representatives and for countries to work together to form international treaties, before it’s too late.
Member List of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots:
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Article 36
  • International Committee for Robot Arms Control
  • PAX
  • Association for Aid and Relief Japan:
  • Mines Action Canada
  • Nobel Women’s Initiative
  • Pugwash Conferences on Science & World Affairs
  • Seguridad Humana en América Latina y el Caribe (SEHLAC)
  • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Future of Life Institute released a video yesterday titled: Slaughterbots.
The video portrays not to far in the distant future of a military firm unveiling a drone with shaped explosives that can target and kill humans on its own. Further in, the video abruptly changes pace, when bad guys get ahold of the technology and unleash swarms of killer robots onto the streets of Washington, D.C. and various academic institutions.

Stuart Russell, a world leading AI researcher at the University of California in Berkeley, showed the video above to the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons on Monday. He said, “the technology illustrated in the film is simply an integration of existing capabilities. It is not science fiction. In fact, it is easier to achieve than self-driving cars, which require far higher standards of performance.”
Russell wants a preemptive ban on the technology before it’s too late. He claims the window to halt such technologies is closing and warns that autonomous weapons, such as drones, tanks and automated machine guns are imminent.
The Guardian adds,
The military has been one of the largest funders and adopters of artificial intelligence technology.

The computing techniques help robots fly, navigate terrain, and patrol territories under the seas. Hooked up to a camera feed, image recognition algorithms can scan video footage for targets better than a human can.

An automated sentry that guards South Korea’s border with the North draws on the technology to spot and track targets up to 4km away.  
The International Committee for Robot Arms Control is calling upon the international community for a treaty against autonomous weapon systems.
Given the rapid pace of development of military robotics and the pressing dangers that these pose to peace and international security and to civilians in conflict, we call upon the international community for a legally binding treaty to prohibit the development, testing, production and use of autonomous weapon systems in all circumstances.  
Human Rights Watch is another organization calling for the preventive measures to stop the machines…
 The development of fully autonomous weapons—“killer robots”—that could select and engage targets without human intervention need to be stopped to prevent a future of warfare and policing outside of human control and responsibility.

Human Rights Watch investigates these and other problematic weapons systems and works to develop and monitor international standards to protect civilians from armed violence.  
Conclusion: The evolution of targeted killing practices have certainly evolved to something on the lines of the Terminator, a fantasy/science movie where Skynet an artificial intelligence system gained self- awareness, and decided to wage a war on humans. Will Stuart Russell and his team of AI researches be able to stop the trend in autonomous weapon systems before it’s too late?

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An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator flies over the flight deck of the aircraft
carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on May 14, 2013, in the Atlantic Ocean.

Flying Terminators
You can write the excuses the Pentagon will use right now.

--- Terminator drones will save the lives of pilots.

--- We need artificial intelligence so they can think faster than an enemy.

--- They need to act on their own.  There is not any time for the Terminators to wait for orders from command.  Lives are at stake.

--- The "enemy" is building Terminators so we must also build them.
Yep, we are royally fucked. 

Jumping off cliffs or building Terminators,
What could possibly go wrong?
But humans have always been morons.

A World Gone Mad

Thanks to Ninety Miles from Tyranny

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday Femmes with Firearms

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

13 Republicans vote against higher taxes

The GOP 
A Party of Fucking Morons

  • The idiot GOP leadership is forcing Republican Congressmen in states like New Jersey, California and New York to run on a platform of increasing taxes on the middle class. 
  • The idiots in the GOP are allowing Democrats to run as the party of lower middle class taxes.
  • It is as if the Republicans are trying to hand over control of the House to Democrats. 

(CNSNews.com) - Thirteen Republicans broke with their party leadership and voted “no” as the House voted 227-205 to pass a tax reform bill. No Democrats voted for the bill.
Rep. Tom McClintock (R.-Calif.) argued, as did other Republican dissenters, that the bill would actually increase federal taxes on some middle-class households.  
“It is claimed that the average taxpayer will see their taxes reduced,” McClintock said. “This invokes the mystery of the 6-foot man who drowned in a pond whose average depth was 5-feet.  It is undeniable that a significant portion of taxpayers will see an increase in their taxes, particularly in California, and particularly over time as the temporary relief provisions phase out.”
The thirteen Republican dissenters included five from New York, four from New Jersey, three from California and one from North Carolina.

"The complete removal of the deduction for state income taxes and the limitation on deductions for local property taxes will impact New York families more severely than taxpayers in other states,” said Rep. John Faso (R.-N.Y.). “While the full SALT income tax deduction for individuals is repealed, full deductibility will remain in effect for corporations and other business entities, thereby protecting taxpayers in states like Texas which rely more heavily on corporate taxes.
“Since New York taxpayers already send over $40 billion more in tax dollars to Washington than we receive back in federal benefits and services, we are not being subsidized by any state,” said Faso. “Frankly, I resent the accusation that New Yorkers are being subsidized by the rest of the nation, when in fact the opposite is true.”

Rep. Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.), whose district is in Orange County, opposed the tax reform on similar grounds.

"I didn't come to Washington to raise taxes on my constituents and I do not plan to start today," said Issa. "It's disappointing that the bill approved today will not provide the same tax relief to Californians as it does to the rest of the nation.”
“Constituents in my district have picked up extra shifts, stayed late, and worked hard only to see less and less of their take-home pay as taxes have skyrocketed across the state,” said Issa. “My constituents deserve to see a tax cut too. Before reform reaches the President’s desk, I will continue fighting for changes to deliver tax relief for all taxpayers--regardless of where they live."
d Feedback"I didn't come to Washington to raise taxes on my constituents and I do not plan to start today," said Issa. "It's disappointing that the bill approved today will not provide the same tax relief to Californians as it does to the rest of the nation.”“Constituents in my district have picked up extra shifts, stayed late, and worked hard only to see less and less of their take-home pay as taxes have skyrocketed across the state,” said Issa. “My constituents deserve to see a tax cut too. Before reform reaches the President’s desk, I will continue fighting for changes to deliver tax relief for all taxpayers--regardless of where they live."

McClintock argued that while the business side of the tax bill may be good, the elements dealing with individuals and families are not.
“I am convinced that the business side of this bill will produce dramatic growth for the national economy,” said McClintock. “However, I believe the personal income tax side does significant harm, particularly to many families in high-cost, high-tax states like California.

“This was entirely avoidable, if higher priority had been given to family tax relief than was given to tax simplification,” said McClintock. “The current major deductions for such expenses as mortgage interest, state and local income taxes, medical and casualty expenses and student loan interest could all have been retained in the bill, while still providing a significant, across-the-board reduction in all tax rates, assuring that no taxpayer was left behind.

“Unfortunately,” he said, “the amendment that I offered to do so failed, and despite many discussions, I have yet to receive assurances that the final bill will protect every taxpayer against tax increases.”

McClintock additionally argued that the bill violated the principle of federalism.
“The state and local tax deduction is removed under this bill, further disproportionately affecting Californians,” he said. 

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