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  • Facial Recognition Software Regularly Misgenders Trans People

    02/22/2019 11:11:53 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 13 replies
    Vice News ^ | Feb 19, 2019 | Matthew Gault
    Facial recognition software is a billion dollar industry, with Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook developing systems, some of which have been sold to governments and private companies. Those systems are a nightmare for various reasons—some systems have, for example, been shown to misidentify black people in criminal databases while others have been unable to see black faces at all. The problems can be severe for transgender and nonbinary people because most facial recognition software is programmed to sort people into two groups—male or female. Because these systems aren’t designed with transgender and gender nonconforming people in mind, something as common...
  • Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?

    02/22/2019 11:10:06 AM PST · by ETL · 7 replies ^ | February 21, 2019 | University of California - Berkeley
    UC Berkeley scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago and the coincident mass extinction. But if greenhouse gases emitted before the impact created a hothouse climate that set life up for a fall when the impact cooled the planet, those gases did not coincide with the largest lava flows from the Deccan Traps. Based on new data published today in the journal Science, it seems increasingly likely that an asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago reignited massive...
  • Watch the first full trailer for Jordan Peele’s surreal Twilight Zone reboot

    02/22/2019 11:08:12 AM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Verge ^ | February 21, 2019 | Andrew Liptak
    The reboot of the classic episodic TV show The Twilight Zone will hit CBS All Access on April 1st, and with just over a month to go, CBS has released a full trailer for the series. Get Out director Jordan Peele will host and produce the show, as heard in a surreal TV spot that aired during this year’s Super Bowl. This new teaser shows off a bit more of what to expect from this new effort: a series of surreal, unsettling episodes with a cast that includes Adam Scott, Kumail Nanjiani, John Cho, and Peele himself.
  • TRUMP AND BLACKS: Heard it on Rush Just Now

    02/22/2019 11:04:03 AM PST · by DIRTYSECRET · 11 replies
    Kamala Harris and Pocahantas are calling for reparations. A caller claims it's just to keep them in line because they're worried Trump could be making inroads into the black vote. My solution: One Presidential debate dealing with just the issue of racism. Leave out 'other' races. A panel of 4 moderators, all black. Perhaps one 'hispanic'(Juan Williams). Trump demands it and the public will be with him to the point where the MSM will be unable to define the narrative beforehand or change the format.
  • Freaking Genius!…Jussie Smollett versus the Chicago Police Department | SUPERcuts!

    02/22/2019 10:56:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | 02-22-2019 | Staff
    Free Beacon mashed up the Chicago Police press conference with Jussie’s trainwreck ABC interview. Jussie Smollett versus the Chicago Police Department | SUPERcuts! Subway should release the Smollett Sub – Made with pure baloney and available only after 2 A.M.

    02/22/2019 10:53:01 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 3 replies
    Smile for the day.... "....One sunny day in Feburary, an old man approaches the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He speaks to the U.S. Marine standing guard and says, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.” The Marine looks at the man and says, “Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here. ”The old man says, “Okay,” and walks away. The following day the same man approaches the White House and says to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and...
  • The Greatest Constitutional Crisis Since the Civil War

    02/22/2019 10:47:28 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 13 replies
    American Greatness ^ | February 21st, 2019 | Conrad Black
    The most immense and dangerous public scandal in American history is finally cracking open like a ripe pomegranate. The broad swath of the Trump-hating media that has participated in what has amounted to an unconstitutional attempt to overthrow the government are reduced to reporting the events and revelations of the scandal in which they have been complicit, in a po-faced ho-hum manner to impart to the misinformed public that this is as routine as stock market fluctuations or the burning of an American flag in Tehran. For more than two years, the United States and the world have had two...
  • A Fine and Dangerous Madness

    02/22/2019 9:55:20 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 2 replies
    Amercan Greatness ^ | February 20th, 2019 | Michael Walsh
    To make sense of the recent spate of hysteria on the Left, it helps to understand how their minds work—or, as they like to say, connect the dots. The shortest route between an isolated instance (Jussie Smollett, John Wayne) and a knee-jerk cry of racism, sexism or some other pet -ism is from one neuron to the one directly adjacent to it in a progressive’s brain. Every event, even ones faked or misleadingly reported, must have both a political cause and a coercive resolution: the Narrative demands it. Amplified by social media, it’s driving us all mad. Any random weather...
  • Kraft Heinz's Stock Plummets 20% After Company Slashes Dividend, Discloses SEC Probe

    02/22/2019 9:42:50 AM PST · by buckalfa · 21 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 21, 2019 | Kevin Kelleher
    The stock price of Kraft Heinz plunged 20% late Thursday after the food giant disclosed it received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission and reported a large net loss due to the reduction of goodwill in some of its best-known brands. Kraft Heinz also said in a conference call discussing earnings that it cut its quarterly dividend to 40 cents a share from 62.5 cents and that it was considering selling off some of its businesses to help pay down debt. The company reported $30.9 billion in long-term debt at the end of 2018, up from $28.3 billion...
  • New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged as a 'john' in human trafficking....

    02/22/2019 9:14:12 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 123 replies ^ | 2/22/19 | unknown
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged as a 'john' in human trafficking/prostitution investigation Posted: 11:46 AM, Feb 22, 2019
  • Dream comes true for the man who honoured his heroes: US B-17 Aircrew

    02/22/2019 9:08:13 AM PST · by GreyFriar · 13 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 22 Feb 2019 | Mark Duell
    Dream comes true for the man who honoured his heroes: Pensioner weeps as thousands join him to watch fly-past to honour WWII airmen whose memorial he tended for decades - and BBC presenter Dan Walker who helped organise event even cries too. Thousands of people at Endcliffe Park in Sheffield to watch planes pay tribute to B-17 Flying Fortress crew Tony Foulds was eight in February 1944 when he witnessed the Mi Amigo crash and explode in the park. Pilot apparently tried to avoid him and his friends - and memorial has now been organised 75 years on. He has...
  • AOC explains why ‘farting cows’ were considered in Green New Deal

    02/22/2019 9:04:43 AM PST · by conservative98 · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/22/19 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent plenty of air time explaining “farting cows,” as she defended her so-called Green New Deal on the premiere of Showtime’s “Desus & Mero.” According to an initial outline of the measure, the freshman Democrat and Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) said they “set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast.” The language was later changed to “emissions from cows.” On Thursday night, comedy duo Desus Nice and The Kid Mero asked Ocasio-Cortez...

    02/22/2019 9:02:47 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 138 replies
    TMZ ^ | February 22, 2019
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a wanted man -- cops say they've issued a warrant for his arrest as part of a recent prostitution, human trafficking sting operation in Jupiter, Florida. Cops say 77-year-old Kraft will be charged with soliciting another to commit prostitution. Officials say Kraft is accused of soliciting a prostitute on at least 2 separate occasions roughly "a month ago." Cops say they have obtained evidence from body cam video and surveillance that has been conducted over the last several months. Officials say Kraft was driven to the spa by a chauffeur. The average cost...
  • Who Needs Gender? Why Men and Women Are Dressing Identically

    02/22/2019 9:00:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 21, 2019 | Jacob Gallagher and Hayley Phelan
    “MEN’S” AND “WOMEN’S” categories still occupy the navigation menu on the website for 10-year-old retailer Totokaelo. Yet shoppers have increasingly crossed these virtual gender lines, said Fanny Damiette, vice president of brand and marketing for its parent company, Richmond, Va.-based NSTO. “We have data that shows that sometimes the girls will go in the men’s section and the men will go in the women’s section.” The shop leans into this fluidity, hiring transgender and nonbinary models and putting menswear in the women’s section.
  • Mountain lions roaming Colorado town in pride of about 10 'troubles' officials

    02/22/2019 8:58:06 AM PST · by ETL · 54 replies ^ | Feb 22, 2019 | Jennifer Earl | Fox News
    In recent days, residents have stumbled upon several animal carcasses and at least two attacks on dogs have been reported. The recent increase in mountain lion sightings prompted officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to alert the Edwards-area to be on high alert."This is a troubling situation and we are very concerned for the safety and welfare of the people in this area," CPW Northwest Regional Manager JT Romatzke said in an online statement Thursday. "We ask everyone to take this warning seriously." The CPW encouraged locals who spot a big cat in a residential area to alert them immediately and to...
  • pic worth a 1000 words

    02/22/2019 8:42:19 AM PST · by Bob Celeste · 26 replies
    2-22-2018 | Bob Celeste
  • Jussie Smollett Recently Hosted Doc[umentary] on Lynching, Filmmaker Talks ‘Coincidence’

    02/22/2019 8:34:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | 02/22/2019 | By Will Thorne
    In May 2018, Jussie Smollett appeared as the narrator and correspondent in an episode of the Epix documentary series “America Divided” that explored the subject of hate crimes, specifically lynching, in the state of Tennessee. Now that the “Empire” actor has been charged with filing a false police report and Chicago police are convinced he staged his own hate attack because he was “dissatisfied with his salary,” Smollett’s involvement in the show is cast in a different light. “When the news initially came out, we were horrified by the story and for myself, it’s hard to get away from the...
  • Nebraska state senator compares American flag to Nazi swastika

    02/22/2019 8:14:13 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 21, 2019 | John Gage
    Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers on Tuesday compared the American flag with the Nazi swastika on the floor of the legislature. “I don't come here for this rag every day, and it's a rag. That's all it is to me,” said Chambers about respecting the flag. “When you show a way to persuade Jews to sanctify and worship the swastika, when you show me that I'll come up here and stand while you all hypocritically pretend that rag is something that it definitely is not.“ The comments were in response to a bill put before the Nebraska legislature that would...
  • Sailor Who Kissed Woman in Iconic Times Square V-J Day Photo Dies at 95

    02/22/2019 8:06:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    TIMES ^ | 02/20/2019
    The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, his daughter, Sharon Molleur, told The Providence Journal. Mendonsa was shown kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, on Aug. 14, 1945. Known as V-J Day, it was the day Japan surrendered to the United States. People spilled into the New York City streets to celebrate the news. Mendonsa...
  • Jussie Smollett Dropped From Remainder Of ‘Empire’s Season By Producers

    02/22/2019 7:59:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 122 replies ^ | 02/22/2019 | by Dominic Patten and Nellie Andreeva
    One day after Jussie Smollett was arrested on multiple felony charges for the alleged racist and homophobic attack of last month, the producers of Empire have cut the actor from the rest of the show’s fifth season “The events of the past few weeks have been incredibly emotional for all of us,” said EPs Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer this morning. “Jussie has been an important member of our Empire family for the past five years and we care about him deeply,” the producers added. “While these allegations are very...