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  1. Musk told Fortune in December that it may be two years before Tesla has fully autonomous cars. Each software update essentially represents a step to a complete, autonomous car. Humans are easily easily bored and easily distracted. Put humans behind the wheel of several thousand pounds of metal moving at a high rate of speed and the results are rather predictable Bottom Line: Autonomous cars cannot get here fast enough.
  2. Probably Good

    May 21, 2016 at 2:37 pm LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old girl shot and killed herself with a handgun at a Louisiana home. The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the girl’s father told investigators his daughter was playing with the gun when she shot herself inside a LaPlace home on Saturday morning. Detectives said the gun hadn’t been securely stored in the home before the shooting occurred, about 9:45 a.m. The sheriff’s office said the shooting remained under investigation and additional information would be released “when warranted.”
  3. Probably Good

    When examining cumulative deaths from 1999 onward, the results are the same. From 1999 to 2013, 1,120 children zero to 4 and 1,047 children 5 to 9 were killed with guns compared to only 766 police officers.
  4. Probably Good

    Tragic and unnecessary. This otherwise preventable death is what happens when the libtards prevent toddlers from exercising their second amendment rights.
  5. John Miller

    Donald admitted it was him pretending to be John Miller back in the 1990's. However, when asked about it recently he chose to deny any knowledge of the incident. Why not just admit it and play it off as a practical joke or a goof? Acting like he doesn't know what people are referring to just reinforces the impression Trump is a compulsive liar.
  6. Trump vs. Hillary

    Bill Maher was practicing partisan politics when Scahill called Hillary out on her neocon foreign policy. Maher could not refute the neocon label because the facts are clear... Hillary is a neocon. Bill resorted to evading Scahill's point and finally the "Trump would be worse" defense. When it is all said and done it is tragic that our GOP primaries have produced an entertainment icon who panders to America's xenophobic and racist tendencies, while the dems primaries have resulted in the least trusted, least liked, candidate in the history of their party. A candidate who has no real vision for the future of this nation, other than becoming president.
  7. Well, you can say this much for them, they're consistent.
  8. With Friends like Saudi Arabia...

    Here is the problem. Apparently the most compelling evidence discovered by the 9/11 commission never made it into the official report. Revealing what is in the 28 pages is all well and good, but it shouldn't end there. Not if the American public is going to provided with a full disclosure of Saudi Arabia's involvement in the worst terrorist attack on American soil, ever.
  9. With Friends like Saudi Arabia...

    A former Republican member of the 9/11 commission, breaking dramatically with the commission’s leaders, said Wednesday he believes there was clear evidence that Saudi government employees were part of a support network for the 9/11 hijackers and that the Obama administration should move quickly to declassify a long-secret congressional report on Saudi ties to the 2001 terrorist attack. The comments by John F Lehman, an investment banker in New York who was Navy secretary in the Reagan administration, signal the first serious public split among the 10 commissioners since they issued a 2004 final report that was largely read as an exoneration of Saudi Arabia, which was home to 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11. “There was an awful lot of participation by Saudi individuals in supporting the hijackers, and some of those people worked in the Saudi government,” Lehman said in an interview, suggesting that the commission may have made a mistake by not stating that explicitly in its final report. “Our report should never have been read as an exoneration of Saudi Arabia.” In fact, there were repeated showdowns, especially over the Saudis, between the staff and the commission’s hard-charging executive director, University of Virginia historian Philip Zelikow, who joined the Bush administration as a senior adviser to the secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, after leaving the commission. The staff included experienced investigators from the FBI, the Department of Justice and the CIA, as well as the congressional staffer who was the principal author of the 28 pages. Zelikow fired a staffer, who had repeatedly protested over limitations on the Saudi investigation, after she obtained a copy of the 28 pages outside of official channels. Other staffers described an angry scene late one night, near the end of the investigation, when two investigators who focused on the Saudi allegations were forced to rush back to the commission’s offices after midnight after learning to their astonishment that some of the most compelling evidence about a Saudi tie to 9/11 was being edited out of the report or was being pushed to tiny, barely readable footnotes and endnotes. The staff protests were mostly overruled. Read more here: Why am I not surprised? Saudi Arabia's two main exports... in no particular order: Oil and Terrorism/religious extremism. With friends like Saudi Arabia who needs enemies?
  10. Trump vs. Hillary

    With that "dream team" he would be setting himself up for an historic loss. Trump's advantage at the moment is no one really knows what he is going to do once he's in office. Is he a conservative or is he a closet lib pandering to whatever group he needs to secure the nomination/presidency? The public can use their imagination to believe whatever they choose. Trump may not be a blank canvas, but he is for many, politically speaking, an unfinished portrait. The more detail Trump provides about his cabinet, the more the press can define who the real Trump is, what his true policies will likely be. That will result in more voters being turned off as their imaginary visions of a Trump presidency are shattered. Trump doesn't have that much room for error. Trump has won so far because he positioned himself as an anti-establishment candidate. Enlisting the help of a bunch of GOP political hacks and has-beens, in addition to a public relations disaster like Ben Carson, would be the quickest way to secure the presidency for Hillary Clinton if there ever was one.
  11. Trump vs. Hillary

    This ^^^ is actually one of the better justifications for voting Hillary Clinton into office. Excuse me for a moment... I just lost tossed my cookies. Hmm, where was I, oh yeah... Last thing we need on the USSC is a dominionist like Ted Cruz. Cruz would make Antonin Scalia appear enlightened and reasonable by comparison. According to his father and Huch, Ted Cruz is anointed by God to help Christians in their effort to “go to the marketplace and occupy the land … and take dominion” over it. This “end-time transfer of wealth” will relieve Christians of all financial woes, allowing true believers to ascend to a position of political and cultural power in which they can build a Christian civilization. When this Christian nation is in place (or back in place), Jesus will return. Rafael Cruz and Larry Huch preach a brand of evangelical theology called Seven Mountains Dominionism. They believe Christians must take dominion over seven aspects of culture: family, religion, education, media, entertainment, business and government. The name of the movement comes from Isaiah 2:2: “Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains.” Seven Mountains Dominionism is the spiritual fuel that motors Cruz’s campaign for president.
  12. The demise of Trump

    As Bernie Sanders predicted, the ACA is turning out to be a band-aid and not a cure. Millions more now have health care and that is a good thing, but the ACA did not adequately address the astronomical and unsustainable cost issues that will ultimately doom our nation's for-profit healthcare model. When it finally comes to a head, I could easily see HRC siding with the GOP to pass a law mandating individual privatized healthcare savings plans. Of course, nothing in life is free, it ultimately comes down to our nation's priorities... how will limited resources be allocated? Will we continue to be a government that serves the interests of the few, the rich and the powerful? Or will we think bigger and redirect our focus to creating an advanced society with a thriving middle class and opportunity for all based on merit? We are capable of doing so much more as a nation, creating an environment where citizens can go as far as their intelligence and skills will carry them, unfettered by financial restraint imposed by private interests. We could give people hope that the game was no longer rigged against them. We could finally break the chains of poverty that hold back an ever growing proportion of our population. We could put an end to our inefficient, winner takes all, "Monopoly Game" society that preys on the many for the profit of a select few. We could, as a nation, do these things, but apparently we'll need to wait at least another four years before any of that good stuff can happen. Bottom Line: Those hoping for change.. don't hold your breath. Another opportunity for real change has been squandered yet again. The gullible voters have spoken and they have chosen the two worst/least liked establishment candidates... ever! So, we'll be continuing down the same disastrous road we've been on for the last 36 years. For those of you keeping track, that will make a total of 40 years without hope or change for the majority of Americans. So, for the next few years, you can expect less hope for the many and even more money for the powerful few... those few pulling the puppet strings in DC.
  13. The demise of Trump

    His critics say he’s not realistic – but they have it backwards By Matt Taibbi Anyone who's survived without felony conviction a few terms as a senator, governor or congressperson, has an expensive enough haircut, and has never once said anything interesting will likely be judged a potentially "serious" candidate. If you're wondering why no Mozarts or Einsteins ever end up running for president in America, but an endless succession of blockheads like Rick Perry are sold to us on the cover of Time magazine as contenders, it's because of this absurd prerequisite. Ultimately, what we're looking for is someone who's enough of a morally flexible gasbag to get over with the money people, and then also charming enough on some politically irrelevant level to attract voters. Bernie Sanders bluntly fails the Rick Perry test. In fact he pretty much defines what it means to fail that test. It isn't just that he doesn't kiss babies or comb his hair or "deftly evade answers." He's also unapologetically described himself as a socialist, which makes him a giant bespectacled block of Kryptonite for Beltway donors and mainstream journalists alike. If questioned, most reporters would justify this by noting that an effective president must be able to bridge the gap between powerful interests and populist concerns. So it makes some sense to interrogate candidates accordingly, to make sure they're acceptable to both sides. Whether it's the Clintons with their foundations or Al Gore with his movies and his carbon-trading interests or the Bush/Cheney axis of hereditary politics and energy commerce, we expect the politicians who make it to the big time to cash in somewhere along the line because, hey, this is America. Donald Trump, if elected, would find a way to turn being the president into a moneymaking operation. Sanders is a clear outlier in a generation that has forgotten what it means to be a public servant. The Times remarks upon his "grumpy demeanor." But Bernie is grumpy because he's thinking about vets who need surgeries, guest workers who've had their wages ripped off, kids without access to dentists or some other godforsaken problem that most of us normal people can care about for maybe a few minutes on a good day, but Bernie worries about more or less all the time. Read more: Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook
  14. The demise of Trump

    Bernie has at least as good a chance of getting his proposals enacted with a GOP controlled congress as Hillary does with her's. I'd wager his chances are actually better as he is known as the "Amendment King". On the other hand, the GOP has spent over 30 years vilifying Hillary. Does anyone really think she stands a better chance than Bernie of getting her proposals enacted? Bernie's proposals for education and healthcare are so crazy that many, if not most, industrialized nations already have similar programs for their citizens. Creating good paying jobs by investing some of the nation's resources modernizing our crumbling/outdated infrastructure rather than lining the pockets of the MIC is so crazy it just might work! What ever will we do as a nation, if suddenly, we stop bombing little brown people and stop supporting the religious theocracies/dictators who blatantly violate their citizens human rights, that is, when they aren't outright murdering them? The real difference being Bernie and Hillary is the likelihood that one of them (not Bernie) will sign/support regressive GOP legislation... like Bill did with the deregulation of Wall Street, NAFTA, and the creation of the Prison Industrial Complex. It wouldn't surprise me to witness Hillary sign GOP legislation leading to the destruction of the ACA, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, replacing all those programs with a GOP wet dream of individual savings accounts for every American. Those account would have course be managed by these pols puppet masters... Wall Street. Share The Facts Bernie Sanders Candidate for president "Bernie Sanders passed more roll call amendments in a Republican Congress than any other member." In a TV ad. – Saturday, February 13, 2016 SHARE READ MORE
  15. I'm with Hillary, I'm with her

    Rand would obviously have to abandon the GOP to go third party. Could happen, but he would be putting his political career in jeopardy. If he kept his Senate seat, chances are he would be stripped of any real power by the GOP leadership becoming an even bigger outcast than he already is. On the other hand the libertarians would likely garner more votes nationally than ever before and it could be the start of a viable third party. I could see the libertarians winning HoR seats in states like Utah, Nebraska and Idaho.