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Roger Waters: Congress Shouldn’t Silence Human Rights Advocates

Members of Congress are currently considering a bill that threatens to silence the growing support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian freedom and human rights, known as B.D.S. This draconian bill, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, threatens individuals and businesses who actively participate in boycott campaigns in support of Palestinian rights conducted by international governmental organizations with up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.


Five privacy and security concerns about Apple’s new FaceID facial recognition

Apple on Tuesday (Sept. 12) unveiled its new FaceID facial recognition technology for the iPhone X—the successor to the iPhone TouchID fingerprint scanner. The company says FaceID is 20 times more secure than TouchID, and can be used for unlocking apps and using ApplePay.
Still, this kind of technology raises a lot of questions.


Face-reading AI will be able to detect your politics and IQ, professor says

Michal Kosinski – the Stanford University professor who went viral last week for research suggesting that artificial intelligence (AI) can detect whether people are gay or straight based on photos – said sexual orientation was just one of many characteristics that algorithms would be able to predict through facial recognition.

Using photos, AI will be able to identify people’s political views, whether they have high IQs, whether they are predisposed to criminal behavior, whether they have specific personality traits and many other private, personal details that could carry huge social consequences, he said.


Will Robots Soon Replace Teachers In The Classroom?

The vice chancellor of the University of Buckingham believes school teachers will lose their traditional role and effectively become little more than classroom assistants.

They will remain on hand to set up equipment, help children when necessary and maintain discipline, he added.

However, the essential job of instilling knowledge into young minds will wholly be done by artificially intelligent (AI) computers.


Trudeau Is Inflicting Immense Damage Upon Canada’s Energy Industry

Writing in the Financial Post, columnist Claudia Cattaneo makes clear how much damage Trudeau has done to the Canadian energy industry:

“The Northern Gateway pipeline ($7.9 billion), the Pacific Northwest LNG project ($36 billion), and now likely the Energy East pipeline ($15.7 billion) are three privately funded infrastructure projects that would have materially strengthened the economy for decades — and all were scuttled under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s watch in the past year.”

That’s a combined $59.6 billion in lost potential wealth in our country. Think of all the good that money could have done for Canadians.

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    • Norman_In_New_York

      The pornography stash belongs in the adult section of the Clinton presidential library.

  • Brett_McS

    I say keep the humans for teaching and use the robots to maintain discipline.

    • Exile1981

      I’m of two minds about the teacher robots.

      Teachers are not teaching as much as pushing politics, which makes the non-political ones rare. If wecan take politics out of teaching all the better, but I suspect the robots will be programmed to only politicize the kids.

      Secondly the loss of teachers union fees will collapse the unions and end them spending money on politics.

    • Clausewitz

      If you have an OISE grad as your teacher, you already have a robot in the class room.

  • Brett_McS

    No need for little boy porn – Arabs use the real thing. Same re goats.

  • tom_billesley

    Put together Apple’s new FaceID facial recognition for the iPhone X, and Stanford’s Face-reading AI and what do you have – Siri adopting a gay lisp as appropriate?

    • If (lol) the US government acquires Apple’s FaceID data and processes it with Stanford’s AI, it will give them information that can be used to blackmail and intimidate millions.

      Good thing we can trust the federal government!

  • Old Guy

    Re: Trudeau Is Inflicting Immense Damage Upon Canada’s Energy Industry

    Add to this the damage that is being done to Canada’s economy by running huge deficits and the country’s future becomes uncertain. People need to begin to realize just how much damage is being down to the economy by Trudeau.

    2015 Liberal Election Promise – Budget Surplus / (Debt)
    2016 – 2017 (9.9) billion
    2017 – 2018 (9.5) billion
    2018 – 2019 (5.7) billion
    2019 – 2020 +1.0 billion
    Total (24.1) billion

    2016 Liberal Actual / Forecast – Budget Surplus / (Debt)
    2016 – 2017 (23.0) billion actual
    2017 – 2018 (28.5) billion forecast
    2018 – 2019 (27.4) billion forecast
    2019 – 2020 (23.4) billion forecast
    Total (102.3) billion

    2016 Liberal Forecast – Budget Surplus / (Debt)
    2020 – 2021 (14.3) billion forecast

    At what point will Canadians wake up and realize that there future is in real jeopardy?How can anyone believe that Canada’s future will be better if the Trudeau Liberals are re-elected in 2019?

    • PaulW

      Has Venezuela woken up? And if they have, does it make any difference since the empowered few who bankrupted them still hold on to power? Venezuela (or perhaps, Somalia, given our politicians’ love of islam) is Canada’s future.

    • Sharkibark

      People don’t seem to understand the difference between a MILLION and a BILLION. Most of us kind of understand the idea of a million – we might own a home worth $250K so four of them would be a million. But think on this; One Million seconds is 11.5 days. One Billion seconds is 31.5 years.

      • WalterBannon

        small liberal brains have trouble visualizing abstract concepts like numbers larger than they can count on their fingers and toes

        probably why they are ruled by emotion instead of reason, they don’t get facts but they can “feel” emotion

        remember, the budget will balance itself…

    • Gary

      Immigrants are starting to catch on to the Liberal ponze scheme where the
      FREE heath care system is about to implode while the CPP is under funded and that the $45 billion from the EI was raped by Paul Martin and only exists on paper .
      Federal employees have a Pension fund that is unfunded for a $200,000,000,000.00 Liability in the future that someone has to pay for.
      WSIB in Ontario has a $9,000,000,000.00 unfunded Liability for claims while the Ontario Budget seems to have to borrow $10,000,000,000.00 a year just to pay the Nurses as close to 40% of the spending from revenues goes to health care alone and then another big chuck goes to Public sector employees .

      Toronto has a debt that’s heading towards $6 billion as it starts to morph into a Detroit or 3rd world hell-hole City .

      In 2018, my guess it that Wynne will offer more free stuff to those on welfare while creating a new Holiday for the Unions on to of a Pension fund increase for the future to hide the actual deficit.
      Justin will promise FREE money for Ontario if Liberals stay in power
      while both of them will promise John Tory more money for the TTC.

    • WalterBannon

      not until after they are all eating out of dumpsters

  • tom_billesley
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  • tom_billesley

    A young meth addict has been sentenced to jail for an incredibly stupid oversight he made while reporting for bail in Queensland.
    Jake Kevin Watts, 23, dutifully drove himself to the Rockhampton police station while disqualified, in a car full of weapons and drugs.
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/jake-kevin-watts-sentenced-to-jail-for-almost-comical-arrest/news-story/0bf4ccb444fd83d2d8401241864e7396

    • Bla Bla

      lol

  • ontario john

    Surprise! The Trudeau lies keep piling up. The media is reporting that little Justin is back tracking from his election promise to send peacekeepers to every islamic hell hole on the planet. And the National Post has a good story on how a seafood company has been shafted by little Justin. Trudeau supported the company to get contracts with China, and now Canada’s favorite prime minister is giving a big share of that company’s fishing rights to whiny indians. Because as we all know, Canada’s resources belong to the indians. .

  • Ego

    Apple’s new FaceID:
    So if you get into a brawl and get punched in the face, you may not be able to call the ambulance—nor, in fact, anyone. You better carry your life-sized photo on you so you can show it to your phone.

    • Clink9

      Or buy a Samsung!

      • WalterBannon

        and concealed carry for dealing with the antifa turd that punched you

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Roger Waters has become comfortably dumb.

    • Radiates cold shafts of broken glass.

      • k2

        He does, rather, though perhaps Pig #1 is more applicable:

        Big man, pig man, ha ha charade you are.
        You well heeled big wheel, ha ha charade you are.
        And when your hand is on your heart,
        You’re nearly a good laugh,
        Almost a joker,
        With your head down in the pig bin,
        Saying “Keep on digging.”
        Pig stain on your fat chin.
        What do you hope to find.
        When you’re down in the pig mine.
        You’re nearly a laugh,
        You’re nearly a laugh
        But you’re really a cry.

    • Clausewitz

      That’s a David Gilmour song. Don’t besmirch Dave by confusing him with the Ass Hat.

  • WalterBannon

    Justine Trudope is a douche

    what more can really be said?