Wednesday, September 19, 2018
'I do not know this woman': Trump allies rally to Kavanaugh's defense
China warns it won't just play defense in its trade war with the US
Newspaper Publisher Association honoring Maxine Waters with 'leadership' award ...
Scarborough: Trump fat greater challange to the idea of America than 9/11
Why God is laughing at Brett Kavanaugh
Musk says Tesla is now in 'delivery logistics hell'
Maduro's huge salary increase causes 40% of Venezuela stores to close ...
Kavanaugh accuser signed letter fighting Trump border policy
Trump gets pass from Congress on Puerto Rican deaths
Former Obama administration official: Trump is addressing 'longstanding' trade issues
Japan conducts first sib tests in disputed South [China] Sea ...
Brooks: Trump's comments on Puerto Rico 'almost pathalogical'
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
Anita Hill: Kavanaugh accuser deserves 'fair and neutral' process
The bond market is beginning to believe the Fed is serious about two more rate hikes this year
Obama repeatedly stutters, talks about self 79 times during short speech ...
[Al] Gore calls storms biblical events
Governor Moonbeam: California to launch 'its own damn satellite' (from Politico)
London mayor [Kahn] calls for second referendum on Brexit
Looters capitalize on [Florence] chaos
Claim: Former Obama officials advising Europe to evade Iran sanctions
Trump could impose tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods next week
Storm Florence weakens but epic rains still expected on US east coast
Paul McCartney slams Trump in new song ... 'Mad captain is sailing this boat' ...
CNN ratings down 41 percent from last year
Manafort's surrender shows Mueller investigation's overwhelming force
Florence lumbers inland, leaving 7 dead, communities flooded
Six gay candidates running in Connecticut -- as Republicans ...
Hillary, Obama associates in Mueller's crosshairs?
Pompeo, Kerry clash in remarkable standoff over Iran
Facebook's stealth attempt to one-up Amazon: shipping a product before you think of buying it
121,965,000 Americans on govt health insurance ...
Ronan Farrow reports Kavanaugh accuser refuses to come forward, no witnesses
Sexual assault claim leaves Kavanaugh nomination in limbo
Take my Trump Tower apartment instead of my money, Manafort tells Mueller
Feinstein under fire from the Left for Kavanaugh letter handling ...
Don Jr., Kim Guilfoyle pair up on campaign trip in Ohio
Sunday, September 16, 2018
(Full disclosure: I don't use Facebook or Twitter ... but I regularly use Google and Google owns Blogspot that runs this blog.).
The social networking companies are finding that their golden goose is starting to lay tarnished eggs.The EU has hit them with new regulations and big fines, and our usually clueless Congress is beginning to understand just how they have been hosing the naive American public.
We have reached an inflection point in the hyperbolic growth of this sector and I strongly suspect that a butterfly net is in store for these wild Monarchs. Here is my prediction for what's coming for them ... a mixture of a little logic and some wishful thinking:
- Opt-out button: users of these services should be able to EASILY chose that these services retain none of their personal info at all, or by information type, by age of info or by how captured. If companies violate these strictures, there should be severe liabilities.
- Users must be able to prioritize search results: oldest vs. newer, popular vs. unpopular, by country, by media type, by actual media outlets, by organization, etc.
- All search algorithms should be fully flow-charted ... if not open-sourced.
- Alphabet (parent of Google) should be broken up into its major components.
More to come in this subject...
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Manafort to cooperate with Mueller as part of plea deal
Homeowners sitting on $6 trillion in available cash, but they're not tapping it
Jane Fonda says Moonves ouster 'only the beginning' ...
Jeff Bezos rips Trump for 'dangerous" attacks on the Washington Post
GOP defend Kavanaugh against sexual harassment allegations
Nobel Prize winner Schiller sees 'bad times for [stock] market' ahead
[Alexandria] Cortez wears $3,500 outfit for photo-op with construction worker?
Report: Michael Bloomberg plotting a 2020 presidential run as a Democrat
Averaging in NYT op-ed makes case for indicting Trump
The real reason that Amazon's HQ2 will be near Washington, D.C..
Feds collect record income taxes ...
Ruth Bader Ginsberg tips 'highly partisan' Kavanaugh hearings
When the wind don't blow, the Weather Channel makes its own with a wind machine. (Note the unaffected people in the background.)
Afterward: The Weather Channel is famous for firing people who don't pledge allegiance to global warming.
Exclusive: Trump's FEMA administrator under investigation for use of official cars
GM recalls over 1 million pickups, SUVs for power steering problems
Eyewall down, Florence weakens, winds 105 mph
Dalai Lama: 'Europe belongs to Europeans,' refugees should rebuild homelands
Trump accuses Democrats of inflating Puerto Rico [hurricane] death toll
Alphabet's Larry Page has reportedly checked out, spending more time on his private island
Michael Moore accused of stiffing, smearing vendors ...
Turkey's Erdogan in the Wall Street Journal: 'The world must stop Assad'
GOP Senators: No Sessions replacement could get confirmed
Kaepernick buzz may be fading, Nike online sales return to levels before the ad
Monopoly busting case against Google, Amazon, Uber, Facebook ...
Food stamp usage declines for eight straight month ...
Friday, September 14, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Right mounts campaign to make Jim Jordan the GOPLeader
Trump tariffs targeted in new campaign by business group
Belongings of missing WIKILEAKS associate found in sea off Norway
[Pelosi:] 'I will be Speeaker of the House'
Trump vs. Trudeau: They could save NAFTA if they stop sniping
Former Trump campaign chief Manafort reportedly in talks for plea seal
World Trade Center struggles to fill office space ...
Support for [London] Mayor Kahn crashes after summer of violence ...
Bernie Samder's son trounced in New Hampshire primary
[Interest] Rates are about to hit key level that could cause problems for stocks
Small business optimism highest ever; tops Reagan ...
50 Toty MPs 'openly plot' Theresa May's downfall ...