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Google’s Call-Out Culture Hearkens back To Mao’s Cultural Revolution

from the American Spectator:

Google Bigots and the High-Tech Lynching of Kay James

Friday, at four o’clock in the afternoon.

Kay Cole James, the president of the Heritage Foundation, steps to the podium of the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in suburban Harrisburg and gives the startling update.

Ms. James, at a laughing, self-admitted 70 and famously one of the best known, longtime conservative leaders in the country, announces to the PLC crowd (the PLC is the Pennsylvania version of CPAC and was celebrating its 30th anniversary) that this was her first public comment since she had learned only hours earlier that she had been removed as a recent appointee to Google’s Advanced Technology External Advisory Council. The board, on which she would have served without salary, was designed to review artificial intelligence ethics. read more

O’Rourke is Just Another Political Chameleon

As it turns out, Robert Francis O’Rourke is just another politician who will vote one way, then turn around and promise just the opposite. It seems many of our political class are like this. They’ll say whatever they must – be whoever a particular crowd wants them to be. Like Barack Obama, it seems old Beto is just another empty canvas. His supporters and the media get to envision what they want him to look like, and that’s what he will become.

But at least a couple of former supporters aren’t buying it.

from the Daily Caller:

Two Former O’Rourke Staffers Are Feeling The Bern read more

Saturn’s Moons Consuming Its Rings

Newly-analyzed data from Cassini shows that Saturn's moons are scooping up material from the planet's rings...
Newly-analyzed data from Cassini shows that Saturn’s moons are scooping up material from the planet’s rings and growing(Credit: NASA-JPL/Caltech)

Two years ago as the Cassini probe made its daring final plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, it flew past for a closer look at a few of the gas giant’s inner moons. Now a NASA team has analyzed the data and uncovered some intriguing new details about these tiny worlds, including how they’re busily scooping up material from Saturn’s rings and growing into weird shapes. read more

Expanding Government by Reauthorization

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Have you ever wondered why bills written by Congress and the Senate are often so long? Many are hundreds or thousands of pages. Most are not even read before being voted on. And even you could struggle through the length, you will need a legal interpreter to be able to understand what you just read. These bills are so cumbersome, so complicated, that they’re impossible to understand, much less vote on.

But vote on these bills they do. And it’s doubtful that the vast majority of politicians have any idea of what they are voting on and passing.

Worse, I no longer think that it even matters. The majority of democrats and Republicans don’t care what is in any given piece of legislation, as long as even a portion of it, somehow advances their agenda. And it’s usually a tiny few paragraphs or so that are hidden among the mountain of pages.

The only exceptions to this statement are the few constitutional conservatives who continually hold on to the Originalist view of the rule of law. But that number is too few to have an affect on most outcomes. read more

Face Sculpting Without a Scalpel

While the technology could be utilized for cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty (pictured above), it may...
While the technology could be utilized for cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty (pictured above), it may also find use on tendons or corneas(Credit: VGeorgiev/Depositphotos)

Currently, in order to reshape cartilage such as that within the nose, incisions and subsequent sutures are typically required. Not only is the procedure invasive, but it can also result in scarring. Now, however, scientists have demonstrated a new method of cartilage-reshaping that requires no cutting. read more

WND Exclusive – MR. PRESIDENT, DISREGARD JUDGE’S OIL-DRILLING RULING

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

The radical environmental lobby recently got a shot in the arm by means of a judge’s ruling.

Last Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason, an Obama appointee, slapped down President Trump’s move to open up the Chukchi Sea in the Arctic, north of the Bering Strait, as well as other places, in the Atlantic, for oil and gas drilling.

CNBC wrote, “The judge ruled that Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed Obama-era restrictions on offshore drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.”

Well, not to mince words or anything, but it sounds like CNBC wrote this to imply to its readers that these Obama-era restrictions were actual laws passed by Congress. read more