CNN Panel Gives Their Opinions About Why Opinions on Opinion-Shows Is Bad

In a jaw-dropping display that was one part a lack of self-awareness and another part hypocrisy, Wednesday’s prime-time Anderson Cooper 360 featured a panel of CNN analysts sharing their opinions about opinion shows like Hannity on Fox News. Their opinions varied but were largely against the mixing of opinion and news. And that was their opinion on the news of the day.

The hypocrisy was so thick you could cut it with a knife.

I mean, personally, I have no problem with Fox News. I’m glad Fox News is out there. I’m glad MSNBC is out there. I personally wouldn’t want to do what either of them do,” explained host Anderson Cooper. But his virtue signaling was all talk and no sincerity because his introduction to the segment included a mocking shot from the undersized network:

Hannity’s employer Fox News did what any respectable news organization would do when face the with the knowledge that one of its anchors had gone on the air time after time after time to breathlessly report on someone without disclosing his personal connection to the story. I’m kidding. They don’t care. They didn’t care.

The first opinion about opinions Cooper asked for was from Washington Post national correspondent Philip Bump, who asserted that Sean Hannity was the sole reason Fox News was popular on the right and why Trump was popular. “So this is a network that Republicans are watching a lot. Sean Hannity is dragging all the coverage to the favorable Trump position. And the net result is it certainly contributes to the fact that Donald Trump is seen very favorably by that same base of people,” he opined.



Bump also claimed that Hannity only “insists [his show] isn’t a journalistic show, it’s an opinion show,” as if it was anything but. Also according to his opinion, Hannity was “the furthest right outpost on Fox News” and as such he “drags the rest of the hosts with him to match the rhetoric that he is using there.

There is a conflict for Fox News. Cause obviously, during the day they have folks like Shepherd Smith, Bret Baier who are doing reporting. And yet the nighttime is much more opinion based,” Cooper said…at the exact same time Hannity was on the air.

Former federal prosecutor and CNN legal analyst Laura Coates decried how Fox News would dare to differentiate between opinion and news and have people argue to sway others’ opinions via such shows:

Yeah, it’s almost too convenient to say, “oh no, no we’re going to use a kind of nuanced semantics argument. I’m an opinion journalist not actually a journalist. I’m not to be regarded and have the credibility as others but please believe every single word that I say.”

Apparently, it’s more appropriate (or “ethical” to use her words) to not identify a show as opinion and to only refer to all the shows as news.

Former Fox News contributor Kristen Powers stuck up for her former outlet and suggested that most people understood the difference between opinion and news. “I don’t think nobody thinks that Rachel Maddow, however talented she is, is just giving people the straight scoop. It is a perspective,” she argued. “So, I think most people recognize that what Sean is doing is gifting an opinion.

The serious problem with CNN isn’t that they don’t get that their shows are opinion shows; it’s their pernicious disingenuousness to continuously claim that all their shows are straight news no matter the obvious. Their shows might not all have one host just giving their sole opinion like Fox News and MSNBC (as some do), but what they do is farm it out to their liberal analysts who dominate the programs. So, whenever you see or hear a CNN employee say they’re news and not opinion, they’re being misleading.

The relevant portions of the transcript are below, click “expand” to read: 


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CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360
April 18, 2018
9:38:04 PM

ANDERSON COOPER: In the two days that have elapsed since the President’s lawyer Michael Cohen was forced to reveal in court that the mystery client he tried to keep secret was, in fact, Sean Hannity, the consequences have been swift. Hannity’s employer Fox News did what any respectable news organization would do when face the with the knowledge that one of its anchors had gone on the air time after time after time to breathlessly report on someone without disclosing his personal connection to the story.

I’m kidding. They don’t care. They didn’t care. Here is a statement. (…) It’s a dozy of a conflict of interest, one that was kept secret. But it’s not even Hannity’s most glaring conflict of interest. New reporting in The Washington Post shows how intertwined Hannity and the President are.


PHILIP BUMP: Hannity has been an ally of Trump since early in the campaign. Probably even something before the campaign. He essentially endorsed him during the campaign. And he has been able to use his television program which he insists isn’t a journalistic show, it’s an opinion show. But he’s been able to use it to drive the conversation both nationally and at Fox News. He essentially serves as the furthest right-outpost on Fox News and sort of drags the rest of the hosts with him to match the rhetoric that he is using there. (…) So this is a network that Republicans are watching a lot. Sean Hannity is dragging all the coverage to the favorable Trump position. And the net result is it certainly contributes to the fact that Donald Trump is seen very favorably by that same base of people.

COOPER: There is a conflict for Fox News. Cause obviously, during the day they have folks like Shepherd Smith, Bret Baier who are doing reporting. And yet the nighttime is much more opinion based.

LAURA COATES: Yeah, it’s almost too convenient to say, “oh no, no we’re going to use a kind of nuanced semantics argument. I’m an opinion journalist not actually a journalist. I’m not to be regarded and have the credibility as others but please believe every single word that I say.”

And the conflict is so apparent in my mind, that, of course, I’m like an attorney a journalist doesn’t have the same bar admission ethical standards that you would have but you still have credibility and ethics on the line. To me this is a clear violation of what the American people would like from somebody who represents they are actually giving factual information as opposed to not only just opinion but also one tainted by a personal conflict.


COOPER: I mean, personally, I have no problem with Fox News. I’m glad Fox News is out there. I’m glad MSNBC is out there. I personally wouldn’t want to do what either of them do.


KRISTEN POWERS: Yeah, I mean, look where I would say the evening news shows at Fox, like the evening news shows at MSNBC are opinion shows. They’re not — anybody who think they’re turning on the news getting Walter Cronkite, they’re not. And I don’t think nobody thinks that Rachel Maddow, however talented she is, is just giving people the straight scoop. It is a perspective. So, I think most people recognize that what Sean is doing is gifting an opinion. And I don’t think there is anything wrong with him being a supporter of Donald Trump. I do think he should have disclosed this.


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World Renowned Scientists Have Their Lab Shut Down After Troublesome Vaccine Discovery

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In the 9o’s, Drs. Antonietta Gatti discovered the relationship between micro- and nano-particles as well as a great number of pathologies: cardiovascular diseases, many forms of cancer, multiple neurological diseases, and autoimmune diseases. She’s taken part in many international research projects, including the pathologies induced by depleted uranium, waste incineration, food polluted with inorganic particles, and more.

Currently, she is the coordinator of the Italian Institute of Technology’s Project of Nanoecotoxicology, called INESE.

She is also a selected expert of the FAO/WHO for the safety in nanotechnological food, and a Member of the NANOTOX Cluster of the European Commission and the author of a book titled “Nanopathology: the health impact of nanoparticles,” and on the Editorial Board of Journal of Biomaterials Applications and a member of the CPCM of the Italian Ministry of Defense.

Furthermore, her and her husband Dr.Stefano Montanari founded a laboratory called Nano-diagnostics for the evaluation of the pathological tissues of patients, it’s presently at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Recently, the Italian police raided their home, the police took all  digital assets that were owned by the the two nanopathologists, including laptops, computers, and flash-drives, basically years of work and research.

James Grundvig via the World Mercury Project describes what happened quite well:

“Because Gatti and Montanari had taken their research of nanodust and nanoparticles, from in-vivo (performed in a living organism) and in-vitro (performed in a test tube) to what unseen contamination might reside in vaccines in 2016, they came under the microscope of the United States, European, and Italian authorities. They had touched the third rail of medicine. They had crossed the no-go zone with the purported crime being scientific research and discovery. By finding nano-contamination in random vaccines, Gatti and Montanari revealed, for the first time, what no one knew: Vaccines had more than aluminum salts adjuvants, Polysorbate-80, and other inorganic chemicals in them, they also harbored stainless steel, tungsten, copper, and other metals and rare elements that don’t belong in shots given to fetuses, pregnant women, newborns, babies and toddlers developing their lungs, immune and nervous systems.”

The scientists published their work in January of 2017, titled, New QualityControl Investigations on Vaccines: Micro and Nanocontamination. If science wasn’t plagued by corruption, an investigation should have started, healthcare agencies would have become involved and vaccine safety policies would have come under intense scrutiny, but that never happened.

Below is a recent interview with the two, done by Surêté Vaccins, the quick description of the video reads,

“Two italian researchers have found nanoparticles are polluting almost all vaccines. The small size of these particles allow them to enter our cells and have a permanent inflammatory effect. Mrs Gatti was about to testify in parliament enquiry on vaccine damages of italian military courses but both researches have been raided by police and all their material has been taken away.”

Nano particles are very small bits of matter, and they can enter into the human body, as the pair of scientist discovered in the 90’s. This is why we have so much published research linking various chemical products, like cleaning agents, to the destruction of human health. These nano particles are produced by waste incinerators, car traffic, and many other different ways. Because they float in the air, we can inhale them, which means they enter our lungs and then enter into the blood within minutes. This leads to a number of problems. These particles are carried by the blood to every district of the body, as they explain in the video below. When they enter into the tissues, the body cannot get rid of them, and so those particles stay there forever and are the cause of various diseases we see today.

They explain how they’ve been analyzing and studying vaccines for the past 15 years.

“Both vaccine and the tissue, which was hit by the particles contained in the vaccines, because we  discovered that those vaccines were polluted by particles, those particles were contained equally in the vaccine and in the tissue, so we started to analyze vaccines.”

They go on to explain, with regards to their most recent vaccine study linked above,

“After a while, an Italian University sent us a student for her thesis, and we analyzed 19 different vaccines with her, finding all of them polluted by micro and nano particles. Then we went on analyzing them and now we analyzed about 30 vaccines with many samples of each vaccine, and, we discovered that they were all polluted…”

When all said and done, they analyzed 44 different vaccines. All of them contained these harmful particles, which are foreign bodies entering into the body. Whenever this happens, the body has a reaction, and it’s not good.

“Those foreign bodies, those particles, are like a bullet. If I shoot somebody, and that bullet makes a hole in the heart, it’s not very important if the bullet was made of stainless steel, of titatium, of iron whatever, what’s important is that that they punched a whole in the heart.”

In it, they talk a little bit about the study and what’s currently going on.

This Is Simply The Truth About Modern Day Science That Continues To Be Ignored

There are three quotes I love to use to illustrate best what I’m trying to get across here,

In the case of medicine, a lot of information has emerged showing just how much corruption really goes on in the industry. The Editors-in-Chiefs of several major medical journals have been quite blunt, with perhaps one of the best examples coming from Dr. Richard Horton, the current Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, who says:

“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.”

Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime Editor-in-Chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ), also considered one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, alongside The Lancet, has said that:

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”

John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False,” which subsequently became the most widely accessed article in the history of the Public Library of Science (PLoS). (source)

Here is another great quote by Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014), Harvard professor of medicine and former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Medical Journal:

“The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.”

Other Examples Of Corruption

In 2016, a group of scientists in 2016 at the CDC named, SPIDER (Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics), put out a list of complaints in the form of a letter to the CDC’s Chief of Staff, where they say,

“It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests… and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most, is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception.”

This was covered by several activists, from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to another article from the Huffington Post, but unfortunately it received little to no mainstream media attention.

Shortly before this, and perhaps even more shockingly, is the whistleblower testimony from a senior CDC scientist, who has authored multiple commonly cited studies that show no link whatsoever between the MMR vaccine and autism. In fact, one of his studies, published in 2004, is the most commonly cited study used to debunk the link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

His name is Dr. William Thompson, and he bravely told the world that it was “the lowest point” in his career that he “went along with that paper.” He said that the authors “didn’t report significant findings” and that he is “completely ashamed” of what he did, that he was “complicit and went along with this, and that he regrets that he has “been part of the problem.” (source)(source)(source)

Here is an official statement from Dr. Thompson describing the situation in his own words. This is perhaps the best source of information regrading this matter.

These are a few examples out out of many.

So What?

We are living in a time of great transparency, a lot of new information is coming out that’s completely countering what we’ve been told, and some rather ghastly examples of scientific fraud have been made, it’s not just with vaccines.

Information like this, unfortunately, can create a divide among the population, with one side spewing venom at the other, using terms like “anti-vax” or “pro-vax.” At the end of the day, these labels and the way we argue over them doesn’t really solve anything. If all we do is react with emotions when it comes to such important topics, we might as well not even have a conversation about them at all.

All of us have to wake up and realize that nothing is set in stone, and the way we do things here is constantly changing. There is no denying the that fact that corporate/government funded media is severely fraudulent and basically presents one side of the coin.

The media pays absolutely no attention to vaccine research that does not fit the narrative of their owners. Something is seriously wrong here, and there are more than enough opportunities to see it.

The key here is to disseminate information in a peaceful manner, and remember, you still have the choice with regards to the decisions you make about your health, and the health of your child.

Don’t be afraid to think for yourself.

“The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs. This is what makes drugs so different from anything else in life… Virtually everything we know about drugs is what the companies have chosen to tell us and our doctors… the reason patients trust their medicine is that they extrapolate the trust they have in their doctors into the medicines they prescribe.

The patients don’t realize that, although their doctors may know a lot about diseases and human physiology and psychology, they know very, very little about drugs that’ve been carefully concocted and dressed up by the drug industry… If you don t think the system is out of control, please email me and explain why drugs are the third leading cause of death… If such a hugely lethal epidemic had been caused by a new bacterium or a virus,or even one-hundredth of it, we would have done everything we could to get it under control.”
– Dr. Peter Gotzsche, co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration

Below Are Some Related CE Articles You Might Be Interested In Viewing:

Researchers Discover Where The Aluminum Goes After It’s Injected Into A Babies Body From A Vaccine

Scientists Discover Huge Amounts of Aluminum In The Brain’s of Deceased Autistic People

The Top 6 Reasons Why Parents Should Never Be Forced To Vaccinate Their Children

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Leftist Starbucks employees call the cops on two black men sitting peacefully in their own store… just ‘cuz they’re BLACK

Image: Leftist Starbucks employees call the cops on two black men sitting peacefully in their own store… just ‘cuz they’re BLACK

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Our pop culture generally associates the Starbucks coffee franchise with Left-wing Seattle-like hipsters who are tolerant, diverse, and inclusive, so imagine our shock when we learned that one of the most overt acts of racism in recent memory just occurred at a Starbucks franchise.

As noted by The Daily Wire, the CEO of Starbucks, Kevin Johnson, was forced last week to issue a huge apology and mea culpa after a disturbing video of a race-based incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks store went viral.

In a video posted to Twitter by a woman who was witness to the travesty, police are speaking to a pair of black men the woman says were just sitting inside the shop while they were waiting for a third person before ordering their coffee. The interaction ends with the two men being arrested.

The witness, author Melissa DePino, told media that the men were sitting and chatting at a table for less than 15 minutes before employees of the store called the police. While both of the men left the store peacefully and without incident, they were nevertheless escorted out in handcuffs. DePino said their friend had arrived at about the same time police did.

@Starbucks The police were called because these men hadn’t ordered anything. They were waiting for a friend to show up, who did as they were taken out in handcuffs for doing nothing. All the other white ppl are wondering why it’s never happened to us when we do the same thing,” DePino tweeted, adding later that she heard they were not released until 1:30 a.m. She said they were real estate brokers and were at Starbucks to meet a family friend.

One white man can be seen in the video questioning a police officer about what the men were accused of doing.

The Daily Wire noted further:

DePino says there is no more to the story, even though, she says, a number of people have asked to elaborate on how the men were dressed, and how they were acting, on the presumption that two black men could not have been arrested for simply sitting in a Starbucks.

As you can see in the video, the two men appear to be very casually dressed, perhaps even wearing sweat pants and shirts. But that shouldn’t matter. 

The account DePino provided appears to be borne out by other witnesses. “The video, in this case, essentially speaks for itself,” one woman told CBS Philadelphia, according to The Daily Wire. “These guys were doing what people do every day, they were having a meeting and they were undoubtedly singled out because of their race.”

It certainly appears that way. 

The same woman said that she tried to question police officers as they left the premises with the two “suspects,” but did not get a straight answer. One officer says in the video that they were “investigating” the matter. 

As for the Starbucks Coffee franchise, the corporation tweeted, “We’re reviewing the incident with our partners, law enforcement and customers to determine what took place and led to this unfortunate result.”

However, the investigation very rapidly turned into an apology. In a statement late Saturday, Johnson expressed his “deepest apologies” over the matter, listing three things the company is doing.

“First, to once again express our deepest apologies to the two men who were arrested with a goal of doing whatever we can to make things right. Second, to let you know of our plans to investigate the pertinent facts and make any necessary changes to our practices that would help prevent such an occurrence from ever happening again. And third, to reassure you that Starbucks stands firmly against discrimination or racial profiling.”

Police, meanwhile, said the two men were “trespassing” because they had asked to use the bathroom but had not bought anything.

Oh. So much for liberal “tolerance.” 

The Daily Wire reported further that progressives are planning an all-out boycott of the franchise.

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California Bill That Would Force Online Publishers To Fact-check Their Claims Via State Sources Could Kill Free Speech

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

Senator Richard Pan has proposed a bill in the state of California that would place restrictions on social media outlets,  the legislation would force online publishers to filter their content using state-approved fact checkers before posting. The bill is titled “SB1424. Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.” Details of bill are as follows:

“This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.”

(a) Any person who operates a social media Internet Web site with physical presence in California shall develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Internet Web site.

(b) The strategic plan shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:

(1) A plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.

(2) The utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories.

(3) Providing outreach to social media users regarding news stories containing false information.

(4) Placing a warning on a news story containing false information.

(c) As used in this section, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.

Indeed the spread of fake news has important implications for society and more needs to be done to regulate the news we are exposed to. However, if the state is given the power to dictate what we read online, it may kill free speech. If we hear different views on a controversial topic and disagree with those views, we should be encouraged to share our own. Unfortunately, if California’s proposed bill goes ahead, it could stifle that freedom.

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Why black Americans are demanding their gun rights, even while oppressive liberal mobs are trying to disarm them

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Americans of all ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic status and levels of education are fed up with Nanny State liberalism, Left-wing Marxism, and the Democratic Party in general when it comes to their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, as was demonstrated recently at a city council meeting in North Carolina.

While speaking during a meeting of the Greensboro council on the topic of curbing gun violence, Mark Robinson, who is black, blasted members over their desire to possibly cancel an upcoming bi-annual gun show that is held at a local venue.

“When are you all gonna start standing up for the majority? … I’m the majority! I’m a law-abiding citizen who’s never shot anybody,” Robinson railed. “It seems every time we have one of these shootings, nobody wants to put the blame where it goes, which is at the shooter’s feet. You want to put it at my feet! It doesn’t make any sense.”

“You want to restrict my right to buy a firearm and protect myself from some of the very people you are talking about in here tonight,” Robinson continued. “The law-abiding citizens of this community, of other communities, we are the first ones taxed and the last ones considered.”

Warming up, Robinson got into it. He noted that elected officials and anti-gun liberals who seek to make it harder or even impossible in some cases for American citizens like him to engage in their right to self-defense make it easier for the criminal element to kill more people more easily.

“It’s ridiculous,” he said. “I don’t think [“Twilight Zone” creator] Rod Serling could come up with a better script.”

Robinson dropped more truth bombs. While admitting that he and other law-abiding citizens would turn in their guns if the law required it, “the Crips and the Bloods” — violent street gangs — “are gonna hold onto theirs. And what do you think is gonna happen when you send the police down there to take them?” (Related: Rapper Killer Mike warns that Democrats’ gun-grabbing will “progress us into slavery.”)

He noted that the police department was already short-handed, overworked, and — importantly — mocked and derided as racist, bigoted, and inherently unfair. He said that the council, and other liberals, seek to demonize the police “while making the criminals victims.”

He’s right, of course. On every point.

Not that the America Left cares, mind you. They don’t. Guns-and-crime facts don’t matter to them. Statistics don’t matter. Heck, even certain constitutional rights don’t matter.

But they should matter, and that was the ultimate point that Robinson was making.

You can take away a right — or limit it so severely that it may as well not exist — but that doesn’t take away threats. That won’t make the city of Greensboro safer. It won’t dispel or disable the criminal element.

And in the case of the Greensboro gun show, it won’t even make a difference in gun ownership. If the show does not go on, guns will still be bought by Greensboro residents like Robinson. They just won’t necessarily be bought from vendors at the show — meaning in all their brilliance, the city council — should it decide to cancel the show — will be depriving the city of sales tax revenue (thereby proving one of Robinson’s points, that residents are taxed first and considered last).

It’s not yet clear whether Robinson’s pro-Second Amendment defense (anti-gunners will call it a rant) will be replicated at city council meetings around the country, but they should be. There are far too few pro-gun voices being heard at such meetings, and far too many liberal city councils getting away with putting their residents in greater danger of being harmed or killed.


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Google employees are suddenly realizing their employer is pure EVIL; now they’re freaking out over Pentagon AI "terminator" project

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The aesthetic appeal of its sprawling, modern campus with sun-lit cafeterias and lush outdoor gardens is no longer shielding the Google corporation from the scrutiny it deserves, as more than 3,100 of the search engine’s employees recently signed onto a petition demanding that their employer cease its role in advancing the development of artificial intelligence (AI).

According to reports, Google is actively involved in a government program known as “Pentagon AI” that’s pushing to develop AI technologies that are capable of analyzing video footage. The goal is to develop AI-controlled drones that are better able to annihilate their targets.

Though Google’s official motto is “don’t be evil,” the corporation sure is eager to lend its services in the development of advanced “warfare technology” that poses serious threats to freedom. By offering its technological expertise to such projects, Google is essentially now operating as an arm of the military-industrial complex, which is basically fascism.

Google’s AI TensorFlow programming kits are already being used by the Pentagon as part of its “Project Maven” program, a next-generation application of machine learning that’s designed to quickly pore through big data in order to pull out “actionable” intelligence more rapidly. Google claims that its involvement is “non-offensive,” but even its own employees say this isn’t true.

“Amid growing fears of biased and weaponized AI, Google is already struggling to keep the public’s trust,” the petition reads. “The argument that other firms, like Microsoft and Amazon, are also participating doesn’t make this any less risky for Google. Google’s unique history, its motto Don’t Be Evil, and its direct reach into the lives of billions of users set it apart.”

Google should change its motto to “Only evil all the time”

Such concerns run contrary to the agenda of current United States Secretary of Defense, James “Mad Dog” Mattis, a known war hawk who’s repeatedly stated that his mission is to increase the “lethality” of the U.S. military. And it’s precisely this pro-war fixation within the federal government that has many Google employees, including senior programmers and engineers, deeply concerned.

“We believe that Google should not be in the business of war,” the petition letter adds, adding that Google needs to deliver an official statement that it will never again participate in the development of “warfare technology” such as this.

This aligns with the early company culture of Google, at least, which actively encouraged employees to speak out on issues involving the company. Google even has its own internal message boards and social networks that exist for this very purpose, allowing employees to raise any concerns they might have about the direction of the company.

So it’s only natural that they’re now circulating a petition such as this that deals with a very serious issue. AI technologies, as Natural News and others have repeatedly warned, threaten to doom humanity to technocratic slavery. Even Elon Musk, owner of SpaceX and Tesla, has warned that AI is dangerous and has a 95 percent chance of completely wiping out the human race.

In its defense, Google claims that it will not participate in the development of any autonomous weapons systems that are capable of firing without a human operator, one of the biggest concerns when it comes to the use of AI in military weaponry. But this doesn’t mean that some other company won’t build upon whatever Google agrees to develop in order to bring such technology to fruition.

Meanwhile, Amazon has been busy cozying up to the Department of Defense to develop image recognition technology, while Microsoft has been promoting a new cloud technology that will securely handle classified information on behalf of every branch of the military, as well as various defense agencies.

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Free-range children? Unstructured play is critical for kids & their brain development

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Unstructured play is play without predetermined rules of the game. There are no organized teams, uniforms, coaches or trainers. It is spontaneous, often made-up on the spot, and changeable as the day goes on. It is the kind of play you see when puppies chase each other around a yard in endless circles or a group of kids play for hours in a fort they created out of old packing boxes.

Unstructured play is fun-no question about it-but research also tells us that it is critically important for the development of children’s bodies and brains.

Here are five reasons why unstructured play is crucial for your children

1. It changes brain structure in important ways

In a recent interview on NPR’s Morning Edition, Sergio Pellis, Ph.D., an expert on the neuroscience of play noted that play actually changes the structure of the developing brain in important ways, strengthening the connections of the neurons (nerve cells) in the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain considered to be the executive control center responsible for solving problems, making plans and regulating emotions.

Because unstructured play involves trying out different strategies without particular goals or serious consequences, children and other animals get to practice different activities during play and see what happens. When Dr. Pellis compared rats who played as pups with rats that did not, he found that although the play-deprived rats could perform the same actions, the play-experienced rats were able to react to their circumstances in a more flexible, fluid and swift fashion. Their brains seemed more “plastic” and better able to rewire as they encountered new experiences.

Hod Lipson, a computer scientist at Cornell sums it up by saying the gift of play is that it teaches us how to deal with the unexpected-a critically important skill in today’s uncertain world.

2. Play activates the entire neocortex

We now know that gene expression (whether a gene is active or not) is affected by many different things in our lives, including our environment and the activities we participate in. Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D., a Professor at the University of Washington studied play in rats earning him the nickname of the “rat tickler.” He found that even a half hour of play affected the activity of many different genes and activated the outer part of the rats’ brains known as the neocortex, the area of the brain used in higher functions such as thinking, language and spatial reasoning. We don’t know for sure that this happens in humans, but some researchers believe that it probably does.

3. It teaches children to have positive interaction with others

It used to be thought that animal play was simply practice so that they could become more effective hunters. However, Dr. Panksepp’s study of play in rats led him to the conclusion that play served an entirely different function: teaching young animals how to interact with others in positive ways. He believed that play helps build pro-social brains.

4. Children who play are often better students

The social skills acquired through play may help children become better students. Research has found that the best predictor of academic performance in the eighth grade was a child’s social skills in the third grade. Dr. Pellis notes that “countries where they actually have more recess tend to have higher academic performance than countries where recess is less.”

5. Unstructured play gets kids moving

We all worry that our kids are getting too little physical activity as they spend large chunks of their time glued to their electronic devices with only their thumbs getting any exercise. Unstructured play, whether running around in the yard, climbing trees or playing on commercial play structures in schools or public parks, means moving the whole body around. Physical activity helps children maintain a healthy weight and combats the development of Type 2 diabetes-a condition all too common in American children-by increasing the body’s sensitivity to the hormone insulin.

It is tempting in today’s busy world for parents and kids to fill every minute of their day with structured activities-ranging from Spanish classes before school to soccer and basketball practice after and a full range of special classes and camps on the weekends and summer vacation. We don’t remember to carve out time for unstructured play, time for kids to get together with absolutely nothing planned and no particular goals in mind except having fun.

The growing body of research on the benefits of unstructured play suggests that perhaps we should rethink our priorities.

About the author

Pat Salber is a board certified internist and emergency physician who practiced at Kaiser Permanente. Over the course of her career, she has worked as a physician executive for a variety of healthcare organizations. As a proponent of high-quality healthcare content, Pat writes for The Doctor Weighs In and has published on a variety of topics in both peer-reviewed journals and trade publications. Her book, The Physician’s Guide to Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse, was one of the first books on the topic written specifically for healthcare professionals.

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The delinquency rate on mobile-home loans has increased by 200 basis points, or 2 percentage points, over the past year, according to research cited by UBS. The 30-day-plus delinquency level is now about 5%, the highest level since 2005.

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“We interpret this data to mean that these individuals have not largely benefitted from these macro-dynamics, and may also be disproportionately exposed to industries that have experienced compression – rather than expansion – in the current economic conditions, such as retail or some areas of energy extraction,” UBS said.

Conventional single-family residential loan delinquencies haven’t seen a similar uptick, instead continuing their steady downward path through the post-recession recovery.

This data represents a piece of a jigsaw puzzle of the condition of consumer finances in the US. And the picture that’s emerging, according to UBS, is of a two-speed economy, with lower-income consumers and younger borrowers with substantial student debt moving at a slower pace than more affluent and established participants.

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