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- 1 Robotics, artificial intelligence, potential unemployment and education
- 2 Farewell to the Boy Scouts
- 3 Las Vegas shooter was a gun nut
- 4 Merger of bulleted items
- 5 US cancels B-52 Stratofortress exercises with South Korea
- 6 Yanni or Laural?
- 7 Failure of gun control
- 8 Stefan Halper
- 9 Mueller investigation
Robotics, artificial intelligence, potential unemployment and education
Robotics, artificial intelligence, potential unemployment and education.
Why Robots Will Not Take Over Human Jobs.
Jobs And Robots: 25 Countries Ranked On Job Loss Potential From Automation, Robotics, And AI.
"South Korea, Germany, and Japan are most prepared for the coming wave of automation, according to a new report by The Economist. The U.S., on the other hand, ranks ninth out of 25 countries. And the most-at-risk countries? Mexico, Vietnam, and Indonesia."
- Robots replace low-skill workers. If your job can be done by a machine, then it's definitely time to consider learning a new skill. On the other hand, which is cheaper, robots or illegal Mexicans? --David B (TALK) 21:50, 16 May 2018 (EDT)
- "Advanced automation is already reshaping low-skill and even medium-skill jobs, and tasks once done by so-called ‘knowledge workers’ are now done by machines (think of financial services). Given that up to 47 percent of current jobs are likely to be automated by 2034, this suggests massive labor market upheaval." - Brookings InstitutionConservative (talk) 21:48, 17 May 2018 (EDT)
Farewell to the Boy Scouts
For a century, no group in America had a better image than the Boy Scouts. In 2016, 2.1 million boys were enrolled. Trump attended the 2017 Jamboree and spoke before tens of thousands of adoring boys. The left was incensed. Now the Boy Scouts are no more. See here and here. PeterKa (talk) 20:51, 16 May 2018 (EDT)
Las Vegas shooter was a gun nut
It turns out that the Vegas shooter was a gun nut. If irrational fears of gun grabbing can trigger the Oklahoma City bombing and the Las Vegas massacre, imagine what the reaction would be if the government adopted such a policy for real. Dear Parkland students, Americans like the Second Amendment. Period. Maybe you could find some other cause, possibly one that doesn't kill us all. PeterKa (talk) 22:34, 17 May 2018 (EDT)
- "gun nut" is not really what the link talks about, which includes the observation that Paddock "was on a losing streak prior to the shooting." Appreciate the comment, though.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 00:28, 18 May 2018 (EDT)
- According to the article, Paddock told an unnamed police informant that "Federal Emergency Management Agency “camps” setup after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 were “a dry run for law enforcement and military to start kickin' down doors and...confiscating guns.”" Paddock became aware of this issue because of publicity it received in 2015 at the time of the tenth anniversary. Perhaps he started planning the attack at that time, although that is considerably earlier than the timeline as we have understood it up to now. PeterKa (talk) 04:53, 18 May 2018 (EDT)
Merger of bulleted items
Why is the Phyllis Schlafly bulleted item attached to the Romantic Paintings bulleted item on main page left?
- Great catch. Thanks! I fixed it ... and reshuffled the deck.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 00:26, 18 May 2018 (EDT)
US cancels B-52 Stratofortress exercises with South Korea
Just my thoughts but this should be added to the main page (Template:Mainpageright) since no mainstream media is covering this. --MaddieJ 15:02, 18 May 2018 (EDT)
- Yes, but will "Operation Flying Fortresses" be cancelled?Conservative (talk) 15:16, 18 May 2018 (EDT)
Yanni or Laural?
Failure of gun control
The Left is again trying to use the latest Texas shooting to push for gun control -- however, none of their favorite "solutions" would have actually stopped the shooter. Assault rifle or "high capacity" magazine ban? The shooter used neither (he used a revolver and a shotgun -- guns that most liberals claim to support and that the Supreme Court protected in 2008). Universal background checks? The gun didn't actually belong to the shooter. Waiting period? Once again, the gun didn't belong to him. And in case he wasn't able to get guns, he still had bombs that he would have used instead. The Left claims to support the Second Amendment, or at least some leeway to owning a weapon, but even under their preferred solutions that would supposedly protect the 2A the shootings would continue. Yet, they continue calling for more gun control which would disarm law-abiding citizens and make them beholden to their government no matter how tyrannical or corrupt.
What socialists forget is that before, say, 1968 (or 1934), there were virtually zero gun controls in place and buying a gun was as easy as buying anything else, even if you were underage. A larger percentage of the population had guns, and recreational shooting teams (like what we still see in the Olympics) were common at public schools. Today, none of this is true, and the proportion of armed Americans is shrinking. Yet the number of mass shootings is increasing. Gun control is a superficial (and unconstitutional) solution that misses the underlying reasons for the increase in violence and reduces freedom for law-abiding citizens in the process.
The Left's push for gun control has nothing to do with promoting safety -- it's consistent with their faith in the Idea of Progress that a utopia, where there's world peace and all people are united with zero barriers separating them, can eventually be created on earth. Rather than unilaterally seek to create a one-world utopia (open borders, disarmament, gun control, multiculturalism, compulsory public schooling, etc.), the Left should take a more realistic approach. --1990'sguy (talk) 14:09, 19 May 2018 (EDT)
- Also, to the socialists who read this page, I recommend reading these previous discussions:  --1990'sguy (talk) 14:14, 19 May 2018 (EDT)
- And let's not forget the armed guard who shot a potential school shooter before he could kill anyone:  We need more law-abiding citizens who are armed, not less. --1990'sguy (talk) 14:17, 19 May 2018 (EDT)
- “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” ―Rahm Emanuel
- Of course these changes would have made no difference--they almost never would. Most of the times these firearms are stolen. It's a fact of life that criminals break laws. It's no problem for them to break a law by stealing a gun before they break the law by killing people. These laws, just like the gun free zones where these shootings almost always take place do nothing to stop the problem, and they've admitted this. They don't care, they just want to use the opportunity to restrict them anyway.
- "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." ―the second ammendment
- They are doing all they can to infringe on it. Even permits are unconstitutional, and yet most people must get them to carry. According to the constitution, guns should be as easy to buy, keep, carry, and use (for lawful purposes) as baseball caps. In that way, majority really does rule--one criminal's gun is no match for the 10 guns of moral, law-abiding citizens around him. --David B (TALK) 14:39, 19 May 2018 (EDT)
- There was a mass shooting a long while back which featured the wearing of trenchcoats by the murderers. Recent interviews of students at Santa Fe high school revealed the murder suspect wore a trenchcoat as well, even in the late spring heat. This might explain why liberal commentators wouldn't deal with the killings directly, but rather hastened their retreat towards safety up to the heights of elite criticism, feet barely touching the ground, scorching the earth behind them as they went, the abstraction proceeding from the gun culture of the state, barely touching his white skin color, dropping a few words about his bland emotional affect, nodding in approval while rushing past the speaking Governor Abbott, pressing play on a powerpoint about mass shootings in general while whooshing through the state house, and ending in Governor Cuomo's office in violent-crime-ridden New York as he is on Twitter attempting to extort an intemperate act from Trump by laying the responsibility of the atrocity at his feet while assuming a feigned shock, and if you can imagine worse, even casting lurid shadows on the Bill of Rights itself.
- What a show! I bet by now you've nearly forgotten about the trenchcoat...but yes it was tolerance, liberal tolerance that permitted the murder suspect to carry out a mass-killing homage over a period of months or more by way of the resembling attire he wore–I wonder if that might have been identified as a warning flag for an attitude of disrespect or contempt, that maybe wouldn't have even required the Governor of one of our largest states to evoke the spectre of a constitutional crisis?VargasMilan (talk) 04:54, 20 May 2018 (EDT)
We have a Stafan Halper page with his extensive bio back to 1971. Additionally, Halper is already cited as an authority on the neoconservativism page. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 12:57, 21 May 2018 (EDT)
- Sooo...Brennan, Comey, and possibly Rosenstein outed Halper to the NYT - a possible violation of the Intelligence Identities Protection Act. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 16:14, 21 May 2018 (EDT)
Actually, Grassley just asked Rosenstein to cite specifically which statute or regulation allows for the appointment of a Special Counsel in a counterintelligence investigation. The law states specifically only in criminal investigations. RobSDeep Six the Deep State! 14:38, 21 May 2018 (EDT)